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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

Premium Member 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,
Form: Shape
Premium Member Mystical Lore of the Moonlight Moth
Mystical amour of moonlight moth's whimsical lure,
a glowing flame in sensual saffron gold attire;
restless tease with every breeze, gilt-cavorting contour,
pale green fluttering, her wings stirring...

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Categories: moth, allegory, desire, fire, hurt,
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
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

Premium Member moon, you
you ...
are my moon
(whisper me, coolly)
wan and pale as porcelain
milky moll - `china doll ...
dancing the sky like a Ginza geisha
stars tickling your toes
prettily petulant,...

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Categories: moth, analogy, love, metaphor, passion,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member 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,
Form: Concrete
Premium Member Theft Of My Will To Survive
I beseech you
for my eyes won’t adjust
to this shaded maze of despair -
neither the lantern’s flame 
nor a compass rose can help me now

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Categories: moth, dark, depression, grief, loss,
Form: Free verse
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 Forlorn Hope

Sitting on the cusp of dusk and evening
Placidly he ruminates where life has been 
When she still believed in vibrant springs
And exulted dawning of purple...

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Categories: moth, lost love, moving on,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Incandescence
Your incandescence drew me to your flame
Moth-like, I gravitated to your light
Then feigning nonchalance, I asked your name
The music of your voice set me to...

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© John Watt  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: moth, light, love,
Form: Dizain
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,
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,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Intangible
There was change, an odd pulse 
A new cadence, and tone, in the place I called home
where my mother had been
Where white fences stretched out...

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Categories: moth, change, childhood, conflict, father,
Form: Free 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
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 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

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
Premium Member Forbidden Fruit
Unrequited love is the
forbidden fruit of the heart.
And if you long for its taste,
it will tear your heart apart.

A love never meant to be,
drains dying...

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

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 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
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?