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Best Moth Poems

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

Premium Member The Moth
A lone moth flits around my front porch light
as wind blows through my window, luring me
to step outside into black velvet’s night.

I search the sky,...

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Categories: moth, lost love,
Form: Sonnet

Like A Moth To A Flame

Nature's Glory
As a quarry?
Alone and at peace
A life, a new lease
I pull up a piece...

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Categories: moth, abuse, appreciation, beautiful, beauty, care, creation,
Form: Shape
Premium Member Mystical Lore of the Moonlight Moth

Mystical amour of moonlight moth's whimsical lure,
her glowing flame in sensual saffron gold attire;
restless tease with every breeze, gilt cavorting contour,
pale green flutterings, her wings...

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Categories: moth, allegory, desire, fire, hurt, longing, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Moth Meets Devastation

I was reading in my study
On my desk a moth lay stunned,
It had flew into my lamp,   
I fear 'tis moribund.

It had fluttered...

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© Gary Smith  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: moth, death, hope, insect, nature,
Form: Rhyme

The night shivers out
Hymns upon lonely gray wings 
They drift like a sigh 


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Categories: moth, dream,
Form: Haiku

Premium Member The Butterfly
Enroling  you a worm (cumbersome and)
hairy, you- scimitar of leaves
Knows the pain ,writhing pupae
Abandoned and convicted
Constricted hanging straightjacket
Squirming like a jackrabbit
Gagged nocturnally - ...

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Categories: moth, angel, beauty, butterfly,
Form: Free verse
Among Butterflies Sought

Nature's Glory
As a quarry?
Alone and at peace
A life, a new lease
I pull up a piece of land
Take a little time to mend
This rainforest trembles
An open...

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Categories: moth, betrayal, butterfly, conflict, dark, nature,
Form: Concrete
Premium Member Tossing Out Regret
I’ve decided to be rid of some things:

	a moth-holed sequined dress with bitter tags,
	the weeping journal of ennui and pain,

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© P.S. AWTRY  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: moth, moving on,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member Freedom
In solitude I dream tonight
And watch a moth in fevered flight.

It’s drawn toward my quaint porch light
And flies consumed with all its might.

Through open window...

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Categories: moth, allegory, death, dream, flying, freedom, insect,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Buttercups and laughter
She sings in soft tones,
her magic exists beyond the obvious.
Listen closely to her wanting,
She is wrapped in a trancendent light.

A dreamer,
chasing white rabbits.
Grasping for the...

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Categories: moth, april, courage, dance, freedom, philosophy, yellow,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Intangible
There was change, an odd pulse, a new cadence, and tone,
where my mother had been,  in the place I called home
Where two maples stretched...

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Categories: moth, change, childhood, conflict, father, introspection,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Pandora's Temptation
For the third time Pandora stands before the box
Inlaid with jewels ivory and gold
In her hand is the key – she closely examines
Intrigued by its...

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Categories: moth, desire, hope, love,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member But, Oh My Fear
His masked face haunts me so 
in candlelight
This vision makes the glow... 
A mystic sight
And I am drawn to him 
In dreams, I find
So like...

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Categories: moth, music,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member To An Injured Fox Cub - with thanks to Michael Coy
Today I found you cornered, drenched in cold,
your fur coat nothing but a newborn's down,
a tiny ball unfolding while I hold
you shivering. Your lacerations frown


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Categories: moth, analogy, animal, hurt, metaphor,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member YOU ARE THE ONE

Opening the closet of narra doors, I sweep through
organza skirts and  gemmed ringlets; my hair
ruffling aimlessly upon scalloped kerchiefs
smelling decade - old hyacinth, Mom’s...

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Categories: longing, mother daughter,
Form: Prose Poetry
Fading Porch Light
Fading porch light lures with pale glow
a circling moth, dull-beige and bare.
As starlight ties vast sky in bows, 
I shy away from ruthless glare. 


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Categories: moth, depression, loneliness,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Unrequited Love
Unrequited love is the
forbidden fruit of the heart.
And if you long for its taste
the pain can tear you apart.

What was never meant to be
drains dying...

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Categories: moth, angst, heart, heartbreak, love, sad love,
Form: Quatrain

Beneath the hum of porch light
You caress my fragrant skin,
While these eyes undress a gaze 
Deepening breaths to ignite.

As we move like moistened curves,
From a...

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Categories: moth, longing, passion,
Form: Rhyme
Rabbit Don't Run

My shy moth eyes
were attracted to the beauty of your flame
The pleasure of knowing you
was worth the risk of me feeling the pain
From the hurt...

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Categories: moth, allusion, angst, dark, sad love,
Form: Ode
The Taste of You
Sweeter than nectar
More succulent than honey dew
Reminiscent of all that I adore 
I long for the taste of you

Like a tall glass of lemonade on...

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Categories: moth, fantasy, imagination, love,
Form: I do not know?

hope life is like a buttercup
cos this old fool does care
if i was there I’d kiss you but
you might object "how dare"

perhaps  I shouldn’t...

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Categories: moth, love
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Oneness

I was thinking of my good old grandpa, 
I loved him so much and called him Bababa.
He was my favorite person in my life,

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Categories: moth, allusion, muse, spiritual,
Form: Masnavi

I felt my life hanging by a thread
The tip of your sword piercing my heart
My mind screamed...

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Categories: moth, change, wisdom,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Hummingbird
Hummingbird, hummingbird
what's your hurry?
Darting quickly through the air

I can scarcely
see you coming
In an instant you are there

Of God's creatures
on the wing
in the day or dark...

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Categories: moth, beauty, bird, flying, nature,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member In a Field of Daisies - A Contemporary sonnet
In a field of daisies, bathed in a  perfume
of wild roses, clover and ocean brine,
you and me in the early afternoon
drinking Kool Aid, pretending...

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Categories: moth, boyfriend, childhood,
Form: Sonnet