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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 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...

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Categories: summer,
Form: Pastoral

Premium Member An ABC Love Song
Leaves have fallen around us throughout these many years

Mist has clouded our eyes with vapors of vast confusion...

No one told us then, how storms might...

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Categories: devotion, love,
Form: Pastoral
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...

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Categories: inspirational, life, nature,
Form: Pastoral
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...

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Categories: care, cheer up, friend,
Form: Pastoral
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: appreciation,
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...

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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”


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Categories: life, dog, dog, girl,
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...

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Categories: baptism, birth, character, devotion,
Form: Pastoral
Earth flesh
Sun chakra
Skeleton moon...

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Categories: nature, universe,
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...

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© 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...

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Categories: beauty, earth, heaven, ocean,
Form: Pastoral
by Michael R. Burch

Toss this poem aside
to the filigreed and the wild tide
of sunset.

Strike my name,
and still it is all the same.
The onset

of night is...

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Categories: extended metaphor, fantasy, happiness,
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

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Categories: butterfly, nature,
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...

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Categories: beauty, moon, nature, night,
Form: Pastoral
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...

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Categories: inspirational,
Form: Pastoral
The Hill
There from my window
In my mind I can see
Three crosses lined up
On the hill -----Calvary

In the middle the tall one
One on each side
Representing the place

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Categories: christian, easter, jesus, religious,
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...

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Categories: lovewords, heart, heart, me,
Form: Pastoral
Dusty Old Love
As the lovers begin to slowly slip 
from each others tightly locked grip 
out of each others arms they fall 
into the public world and...

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© Dan Jacobs  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: life, lost love, love,
Form: Pastoral
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...

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Categories: faithtime, time,
Form: Pastoral
Not Easily Broken
People's, people-of a *modest degree*.  Forgive me if something about this poem
is offensive to anyone, my apology to the psyche of your mind that's...

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Categories: black-african amerreligious, religious, truth,
Form: Pastoral
Afloat I am, 
The blind horizon spreads to no end.
O river of rivers, 
The queen river,
Flow as you wish, 
Gather silt forever
That on your shores...

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Categories: allegory, beauty, fishing, mythology,
Form: Pastoral
This is a poem about one of our endangered birds of prey, the Marsh Harrier. 

Dancing in the air 
moving to an unheard tune 

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Categories: appreciation, beauty, bird, environment,
Form: Pastoral
A New Year Prayer
The Lord be with you!

Almighty Lord, Fountain of Wisdom, Thank You for the Grace You have given 
Your children this past year. Thank You for...

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Categories: faith, hope, lovechildren, thank
Form: Pastoral
Ootcast Kirk
Aye and ’tis a bonnie glen

And for us the Laird’s enclave

Dinna fush the soldiers’ menace

‘Tis this moment that He gave.

And we gaither ‘neath the stars


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© Doug Blair  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: christian, history,
Form: Pastoral
Not Alone
I am not alone 
there are many
that are on the lawn

laughing and signing
as the waters are turbulent
in the forests bells are ringing

my heart has joy

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Categories: friendship, heart, heart,
Form: Pastoral