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Best Museum Poems

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


rose early in the morning,
indulged in a lovely quiche lorraine,
ventured out


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Categories: museum, holocaust,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member A smile in my morning
A tease on the wings of summer's breeze
A tickle in the touch of whispering winds
A glimpse at the art of museum paintings
A stare in the...

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Categories: museum, metaphor, poetry, poets,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Nevermore Will Raven Return
 *Note:  A 60-year annual tradition that involved a mysterious visitor leaving three 
roses at the grave of writer Edgar Allan Poe on the...

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Categories: museum, mysteryhouse, loss, birthday, grave,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Phobia
No flame within! 
      do I hold for you
no delightful delicacy
      shall I put to...

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Categories: museum, angst, light, world,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member In a Field of Gold
“We’ll forget the sun in his jealous sky as we lie in fields of gold.” - from Sting’s Fields of Gold

One day in a museum,...

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Categories: museum, lost love, nature,
Form: Quintain (English)

Thoughts of 'The Poet'
Day after day I sit, poised deep in thought and contemplation
while tourists stop and stare at me with eyes of admiration
Sometimes they seem hypnotized, looking...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: museum, art, imagination,
Form: Personification
Premium Member Girl with The Pearl Earring
That pensive look on her sweet face 
Just like a child of mine.
Her eyes seem to follow you with
Dominion that's divine.

Northwest light on soft blush...

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Categories: museum, art, beauty, woman,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member I am Poetically Bankrupt

© Arthur Vaso 2014
Notes: This poem was formally called “Winter Blizzard” I just posted it with a new title. If you know of what I...

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Categories: museum, philosophy, poetry,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member The Ugly Beauty Queen
Your ass is slightly enlarged
Your hips are somewhat wide
You have wrinkles all over your thighs
You eyes they droop 
Crows feet shoot me dead
With your dreary...

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Categories: museum, angel, beauty, love, poets,
Form: Free verse
The Drying Of The Ink
No longer at desk the typewriter has been given 
it's final rest.
As he cant recall the day or year.

The once strong mind is closed the...

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Categories: museum, death, health, introspection, life,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Immortal Bucolic Painting
He ran the palm of his hand across the canvas,
Felt its soft, smooth surface, excellent fabric.
It was well primed with gesso, and he was sure

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Categories: museum, appreciation,
Form: Pastoral
Premium Member The Battles Of Isandlwana and Rorkes Drift

In eighteen seventy nine; twenty second of January 
Was the day of a great battle and for the Zulus victory 
At Isandlwana the Zulu army...

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Categories: museum, africa, england, river, soldier,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Painted Lady
I painted a painting
so that you could see
The person I wished
that you could be

Your eyes were pure blue
Just like they are
But the look was near

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Categories: museum, beach, fantasy,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Wooden People
In the far away island on desolate seashore
You build your desire castle of dream sands
You protect the fragile niche
From the breaking waves rolling to reach...

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Categories: museum, analogy, feelings, life, people,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Colorful Now
On the museum walls, a many hued color explosion,
As in varicolored gardens where beauty is spoken,
Or emerald forests where strange wildness thrives,
Scarlet macaws, blue frogs...

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Categories: museum, art, beautiful, color, culture,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Exhibit
One day a rainbow, painted itself upon a still damp sky.  It’s palette of pastel soft orange, yellow, pink, lavender and blue, slowly blended...

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Categories: museum, appreciation, beautiful, beauty, color,
Form: Personification
Premium Member Opaque People

I’ve never been where they’ve been,
chasing the mirage in the desert storm.
I look into their tranced eyes,
see their vision transfixed on illusion,
the shroud of ruse...

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Categories: museum, dark, metaphor, symbolism,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Dinosaurs

fossil of all time
creatures of mother nature
mysterious death

bones found in the dirt
deep under the Earth's surface
museum makes money

no pity chasing...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: museum, history, life, mystery
Form: Haiku
and then A Flaming Pterodactyl Ate My Homework
It was our third-grade field trip to the Dinosaur Exhibit
We would be touring all the lands that dinosaurs inhibit
I remember the teacher saying “keep your...

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Categories: museum, 3rd grade, 4th grade,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member The Iceman Cometh!
Ambling thro' the museum today an object caught my eye,
Inviting me to pause and reminisce about a time gone by.
'Twas an old oaken icebox standing...

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Categories: museum, nostalgia
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Locked Leap

               Is it love or trust, mutual desire or strong will

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Categories: museum, love, passion, trust,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Face
I walk through the life of silent dreams
A museum of sorts
I passed by my reflection
Not a mirror in site
I was horrified
As I stared into my...

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Categories: museum, art, bereavement, imagery, introspection,
Form: Light Verse

Unique construction of body and mind
My niche in human pack not quickly found 
Raw young heart of a curious design
The empty mirrors for my soul...

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Categories: museum, emotions, growing up, introspection,
Form: Crown of Sonnets
Premium Member The Skeletons And Songs Of Samsara - 1
The skeletons and songs of samsara eternal
fleshed, fattened and flamed in karmic harmony,
your heart begins to beat in dark plethora roll
an in utero thunder thumps...

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Categories: museum, birth, death, life,
Form: Crown of Sonnets
Dark to Light
Poetry of my inner museum penned by keys, 
to express the prelude to my anxiety and agony.
A panic to release my frightened barbed mind,
no longer...

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Categories: museum, betrayal, confidence, relationship, slavery,
Form: Free verse