Get Your Premium Membership

Best Pastoral Poems

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

Premium Member Pastoral Recall

Yes I remember when this was all fields
Patchworked across the vale to chalky down
The cornfield and the pastures and the weald
That fed the hearts and...

Read More
Categories: pastoral, memory, nature,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member Painting a Pastoral Morn
cotton candy swirls
dabbed onto an azure sky. . . 
sweet brushstrokes of dawn

through green velvet fields
a country lane meanders. . .
dew paints the lilacs

where the...

Read More
Categories: pastoral, nature,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member From My Porch
After the end of a long hot day
At the end of my rope -  with nerves all frayed
I sat on the porch…to rest a...

Read More
Categories: summer,
Form: Pastoral
Premium Member Watercolor Afternoon
The rain set me adrift inside a dream
My mind was on a painting miles upstream
An unforgotten "en plein" I once viewed
A light pastoral springtime interlude


Read More
Categories: pastoral, brother, emotions, memory,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member Rant
This town, this Silk Road had no toll to pay
yet from the east caravans again fill its
pharaonic marble and glass temples. Monolith

malls rise its clefts;...

Read More
Categories: pastoral, introspection,
Form: Free verse

Mountains mirrored on a pellucid lake,
not a cloud in the cornflower blue sky.
At one with nature with each step I take,
I ascend these emerald hills...

Read More
Categories: pastoral, beauty, mountains, nature,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member God's Kind of Poetry
O ever changing sky, blue-gray and maudlin
your mood and unsettled ways, meld with mine.
Clouds seem but blemishes upon horizons
as weary as the soot smudged cheeks...

Read More
Categories: inspirational, life, nature,
Form: Pastoral
Premium Member Thomas Kinkade: Painter of Light
loved by
the critics,
artist Kinkade
adds a special glow
to his pastoral art.
A number of plates graced with
his cozy scenes adorn my home.
Kinkade understands a woman's heart.

Written Dec....

Read More
Categories: pastoral, art,
Form: Nonet
I like talking to the stars
They are the best listeners of my wars
Excellent keepers of my secrets
And so we know each others traits
They Comes every...

Read More
Categories: care, cheer up, friend, imagination, nature,
Form: Pastoral
Urim Ubiquity

Perchance to take nocturnal flight,
where would wayfaring dreams land?
With the toss of a godly lot,
one’s fate is always seraphim certain
The place of destiny divine
remains a...

Read More
Categories: allusion, spiritual, visionary, wisdom,
Form: Pastoral
Premium Member Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
Yesterday I was a baby on the farm
Precious being held in Mommy’s arms
Yesterday I said I was Daddy’s “kecaw”
And, smiling, I was my mother’s “doll”


Read More
Categories: life, dog, dog, girl, men,
Form: Pastoral
In Galilee, his voice was heard.
In Nazareth, he rested his spirit.
Cana is where he was first miraculous.
In Galilee, the crowds were like a flock of...

Read More
Categories: america, religious, tribute, trust, truth, usa,
Form: Pastoral
Looking out life’s window,
Trying to find out why I am so sad and down.
I don’t blame the Lord for...

Read More
Categories: baptism, birth, character, devotion, future, voice,
Form: Pastoral
The Farmers prayer
The Farmers prayer 

Tired days and prosperous nights
Stretching forward like an endless flight,
Towards the hour and through the night
In cascades of energy and bursts of...

Read More
© Paul Smith  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: prayer,
Form: Pastoral
Premium Member Along the Shore of Evermore
I STEP down from the boardwalk and into a land  moved by the forces of the universe.

I feel the earth move under my feet...

Read More
Categories: beauty, earth, heaven, ocean, universe,
Form: Pastoral
The Butterfly
The butterfly, it flutters by,
And yes flutter is the word--
For butterflies don't soar or buzz
Like other bugs, or birds. 

They dance upon the summer breeze

Read More
Categories: butterfly, nature,
Form: Pastoral
Premium Member And still i drive - Part two
Stars fall under failing skies...stars fall...stars fall...
But stars do not cry.
Into Ochs valley, through the Vale of White Horse...prancing 
besides a Dragons Hill;
It was here...

Read More
Categories: pastoral, travel,
Form: Rhyme
Earth flesh
Sun chakra
Skeleton moon...

Read More
Categories: nature, universe,
Form: Pastoral
Moonlight on the Countryside
From deep beyond the canyon rim,
Appearing at first night;
The moon appears upon a whim
And relays its borrowed light.

Then rising there above the knoll,
Through wisps of...

Read More
Categories: beauty, moon, nature, night,
Form: Pastoral
As I think back to that dark time in our community I don’t know if I’d ever seen anyone quite 
like that (Cinder Girl). We...

Read More
Categories: pastoral, mystery, on writing and wordstime, me,
Form: Narrative
The Banquet
There is a special banquet
that shall be held for a King
Everyone shall receive an invitation
they are sent daily 
directly to you
not to look in...

Read More
Categories: inspirational,
Form: Pastoral
A  bleeding heart sent me to bed
Tormented hot, by a lover's deception;
And in the folds of my blanket, cold as wet,
I sighed into sleep...

Read More
Categories: lovewords, heart, heart, me, smile,
Form: Pastoral
Hello, Jesus, it's me, Jim
A homeless man on a park bench
wore a tattered shirt bearing a stench.
He munched leftovers from garbage cans
with deep tanned face and unwashed hands.
He slept...

Read More
© James Tate  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: pastoral, jesus,
Form: Rhyme
a time to live
a time to live 
 a time to die
a time to laugh 
 a time to cry
a time to mourn
 they that died
a time to...

Read More
Categories: faithtime, time,
Form: Pastoral
Premium Member Put them out of sight now
Lay down your old ink pen...
Rise from the table...
Push back your chair.
Gather them all up...
Put them out of sight now...
Place them safely in the cupboard...

Read More
Categories: pastoral, nostalgia,
Form: Rhyme