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Best Native American Poems

Below are the all-time best Native American poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of native american poems written by PoetrySoup members


Premium Member Indian Ink
INDIAN INK

Indian Accent, form the whispers inside
Chanting from long ago
Echoes come and go
Losing time in a soft eternal glow

A beautiful and delicate autumn mountain scene
Dry...

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Categories: native american, abuse, autumn, death, deep,
Form: Dramatic Verse



Ancient Warrior
I see the wrinkles in your suntanned brow,
You carried burdens then; you see them now.
You’ve heard the cries your people who in pain,
Have shed their...

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Categories: angst, culture, native american,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member listen for the drum

listen to the drum,

talking to the dance

listen to the elders, 

whispering their chants

listen to the hooves, pounding on the plain

listen to the birds, prophesying rain

listen...

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© P.S. AWTRY  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: native american, appreciation, culture, environment, native
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Indian Girl
--Virginia Slim--

Different eyes, the same world 
Ancient skin, dirty Indian Girl 
Smokey, eyes, exotic raven hair 
---Now listen to  the colors, of transformation, 
On...

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Categories: native american, adventure, girl, life, native
Form: Ballad
Heritage
The ranch on which I hang my hat, though short on most the frills,
Is thirteen sections, give or take, of rugged trails an’ hills.
We call...

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© Jim Fish  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: native american, adventure, cowboy-western, education, imagination,
Form: Quatrain



Premium Member The Price of Free Will
Medicine Hat Appaloosa
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Remember free will too has been gifted,
with freedom allied to fate's fickle choice.
Tendered words uttered still..now uplifted, 
God provides each one a life...

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Categories: native american, 6th grade, earth, god,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Cherokee Tears

Cherokee Tears

ceremonial drums' rhythmic heartbeat
impassioned tribal chants
echo in Smoky Mountain mist before dawn

tortured spirit of an ignoble president
Andrew Jackson seems imprisoned here
haunted by wailing ghosts...

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Categories: native american,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Ancient Stones
Charcoal black tip of arrowhead,
among these ancient, stones - stained red

Heartbeats share rhythms of ghostly drums..
Winds carry haunting, chanting hums

I feel your blood, flow here...

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Categories: native american,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member ''A Lost Feather''
 
A feather lost glides, drifting, it soars, 
In the mighty wind, it twirls and swirls, as if dancing;
Once, the People owned all the wilderness,
They...

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Categories: dream, native american,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Ancient Embers

     My Chief ...

Thoughts go back to it again, the day you found me on the plain,
   Bloody from...

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Categories: native american, appreciation, farewell, father, fire,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member We Are One
We Are One


Dear Ancient Sister
I hear your distant calls finding me on a gentle breeze
You have lived in my dreams for many seasons

My voice 
Your...

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Categories: native american, blessing, celebration, community, courage,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Song Of A Cherokee Princess -
Cherokee chamber,
where a pow wow stampeedes preconceptions of inheritence,
from Her beaded neck charms of chance & chains of change
glisten from opulent offerings of roots, corn...

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Categories: native american, dance, for
Form: Romanticism
Premium Member A Totum Pole Ode
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Categories: native american, people,
Form: Concrete
Dream Weaver
Oh Great Dream Weaver
may the strands of hair 
be placed just so

While the fog settles down 
out in the fields hovering
ever so low

With wise hands...

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Categories: native american
Form: Free verse
Tribute to Susan Boulet Art
Susan Boulet was an artist 1941-1997
Her paintings are famous for their layered effects which she started later on in her artistic career. She loved fantasy...

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Categories: art, death, native american,
Form: Prose
Premium Member Massacred Nation
The year 1890
December 29th
Wounded Knee, South Dakota
My tribe lost their lives

The USS 7th
On their orders so
To round up the Sioux
Railroad herd them and go

Us Lakota...

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Categories: native american, war, cousin,
Form: Rhyme
the first thanksgiving
steal their land
then dine with them....
no reservations needed













**for Chris Aechtner's Yet Another Senryu contest...

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© Deb Wilson  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: holiday, native american,
Form: Senryu
Premium Member Where spirits never die
Speechless clementine horizons infuse lilac hues, 
tinting twilight's tepid breeze, reflecting sensually,
kissing tranquil waters, forming momentary ripples.

Chocolate cosmos awake greeted by fresh frangipani,
blending luscious flavours...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: analogy, native american,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Colour Of My Heart
Since a child I have wandered and explored,
the forest and all the meadows and streams;
the spirit wind has been my great reward,
my hair taken along...

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Categories: native american, nature,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member The homeless poet
A homeless poet

A few days ago, I was walking home with my dollar store notebook in my hand as I walked. I was deep in...

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Categories: native american, for him, heartbroken, home,
Form: Narrative
Guardian Of The Environment - Indigenous Peoples
For several thousands of years
you upheld the sacredness of Nature
avoiding wanton destruction 
of plant and animal life
taking only what you needed
since their sacredness was 
just...

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Categories: native american, abuse, animal, environment, food,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Today Is A Good Day To Die
"O-ka-hey!", the Sioux warrior's cry,
"Today is a good day to die!"

Tribal drums beat along banks of the river,
White mists drift upon the turquoise-blue,
They take their...

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Categories: courage, heart, native american,
Form: Rhyme
Jungle Love
Your sweet nectar
wraps around my senses
like jungle vines
steady drums beating
Your heart near mine

Your strong hands
hold me suspended
by my waist
Just enough pain and strength
against my supple...

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Categories: native american, adventure, art, black african
Form: Free verse
Legendary Lady Leaders I salute you
I am like
Cleopatra
embraced by serpents many
fear
always trying something new
and dramatic with my
hair
I am like
Eva Patrón
growing up with a painful family
getting lost in movies
thinking of my...

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Categories: native american, adventure, childhood, fantasy, children,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Red Cloud
Melding thoughts.. A guiding force;
Showed strength through sharing Ways, 
drew spirit, from the great One, following the wind,
finding a hollow,  gliding the currents stringing...

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Categories: native american, nostalgia,
Form: Prose