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Best Minstrel Poems

Below are the all-time best Minstrel poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of minstrel poems written by PoetrySoup members


Minstrel and Muse
Serenading me with vivid poetry
     Her pen extends thoughts so lovely 
Weaving words into graceful birds
     heart-felt...

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Categories: minstrel, dedication, thank you
Form: Free verse



Premium Member The Merry Minstrel of Mickleover
The Merry Minstrel of Mickleover

I strike this chord without a sword
For I am not so brave
Whence came a knight with armour bright
Who vowed princess to...

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Categories: minstrel, history,
Form: Rhyme
The minstrel and the rubbish
The minstrel and the rubbish
	To a homeless in N.Y., who had a guitar to keep him company
        ...

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Categories: minstrel, allegory, faith, hope, philosophy,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member THE MINSTREL
There's a dream I've had, now and then through the years,
     And I wonder if it could be true.
The vision is...

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Categories: minstrel, dream, sorrow,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Water Dance
While talking to the moon about my day
How strange, when from the east, a minstral wind
As sleeping trees began to gently sway
Dead leaves upon the...

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Categories: minstrel, dance, moon,
Form: Sonnet



Premium Member In Thrall
 In Thrall

I’ve cut rock chunks from the sun
To cook meals and heat my bath
Moved Mount Everest just for fun
And none, can ever walk my...

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Categories: minstrel, fantasy, fun, humor, life,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member The Clown
There is a solace in his silence, a servant of his solitudes,
As he comforts in compliance, a jester to the multitudes…
He stands alone a neophyte,...

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Categories: minstrel, angst, character, conflict,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Unicorn's Gala
Invitations to the Gala
issued by a grave impala
were highly sought out missives 
by the bold and the submissive 
Those omitted uttered curses
shook angry fists or...

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Categories: minstrel, fantasy, imagination, red,
Form: Imagism
Premium Member My Gypsy Heart
My gypsy heart is restless.....
I’ve been here too long
too long....
the fields alive with paths that lead....lead...
there, to the edge of the earth and sky
the minstrel...

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Categories: minstrel, adventure, how i feel,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Eden
‘Twas a grey november morning
When I climbed outside my window
To see my breath like dragon’s smoke
Swirl and dance away.
‘Twas bitter cold 
That autumn day,
And sickly...

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Categories: minstrel, allegory, childhood, lossold, autumn,
Form: Free verse
The Magician's Hall
The wind is in the west 

   and the moon large and low,

   the tapered horizon aglow

   with the...

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Categories: minstrel, allegory, creation, god, nature,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Great Abyss
I walk in silence as I defile
Chasing circles with a vixen vile
Only the shadows know my pain
For I walk in silence of slumbering shame

With solitudes...

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Categories: minstrel, absence, depression, hurt, loneliness,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Sweet the taste of parted lips

Sweet the taste of parted lips

Sweet the taste of parted lips
sipped gently from the vine
Droplets of sensation fill 
this cup your precious wine

Take this weary...

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Categories: minstrel, good night,
Form: Rhyme
Mr. Lopez and Mr. Ayers
I flip the history of Bojangles
On a cool Sunday evening
Los Angeles coming down
A flow of oboes breathing
Through the lung of the street
The hobo not stopping...

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Categories: minstrel, friendshiplove,
Form: Free verse
Beauty Poem
What cherubim or spirits shall entreat
To preach the litany of thy beauty?
If rhyme and meter be the judge,  
Then let my odes of bygone...

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Categories: minstrel, beauty,
Form: Blank verse
Queen Regina Ace
Platinum minstrel
jewel-encrusted gemstone
sculptress, dawn usher...

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Categories: minstrel, art, beautiful, birth, creation,
Form: Haiku
I am my Father's Son
They were gambling in front of the house.
Manservants and pages bustled about
Serving Suitors who just curse and carouse.
Few mix wine with water. I heard one...

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Categories: minstrel, adventure, anger, anxiety, bullying,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Premium Member MUSE

Sunset. Synergy is moving between chairs
that don't quite match, widening tight circles   
of rovers. Muses Cafe, a small cove where
views internalize, so we...

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Categories: minstrel, friend, love, places, poetry,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Dragon Hood
Yes, I read my Dragon, the story of good old… ‘Robin Hood’.
You know, the first super hero, who was really… super good.
Now, with Dragon, things...

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Categories: minstrel, adventure, fantasy, fun, funny,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member IT'S SUMMER


It's summertime, 
like a wheel you heat the moist of a flavor
beneath the steam of bubbly clouds...
and it is so mysteriously delightful: to be
swallowed by...

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Categories: minstrel, joy, summer,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member WITH HER TEMPTING POSE


Her tempting pout bounces
from night's artwork like a slow fire that churns 
a raw desire in need to be quenched ...
and it is so mysteriously...

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Categories: minstrel, art, mystery, woman,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member When I Was Young: 1970s
I saw one journey end and another begin
I saw my world changed and in a spin

I saw another end - the end of the band
I...

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Categories: minstrel, history, life, drug,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member I am Stephen
Can you not see?
All the ducks inside your arm?
Did you think hotel paradise,
Came with no illusions attached?
Violins and rats
Rats and violins
Conductor in a white suite
Playing...

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Categories: minstrel, culture, sorrow,
Form: Lyric
It's a Nineteen-Twenties Song

It’s a Nineteen-Twenties tune—forgive me, I was born too soon,
Going to fake it anyway, and bring back yesterday.
Inka-dinka-do, that old soft shoe—and I danced with...

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© Steve Eng  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: minstrel, historysweet, sweet,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Long Long Ago revised
Long Long Ago*
(revised)

“Tell me the tales
 that to me were so dear
long, long ago,
 long long ago.”

My fingers played 
in simplified rendition,
prescient I suppose
of the...

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Categories: minstrel, remember,
Form: Free verse