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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,



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,

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,

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”

Yesterday...

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Categories: life, dog, dog, girl,

Premium Member THE LIFE OF JESUS CHRIST LORD
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...

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Categories: america, religious, tribute, trust,

Premium Member -THIS IS THE DAY THE LORD GAVE-
THIS IS THE DAY THE LORD GAVE!
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,

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,

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,

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
As...

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Categories: butterfly, nature,

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,

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,

SMILE OF PARADISE
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,

Universe
Earth flesh
Sun chakra
Skeleton moon...

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Categories: nature, universe,

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,

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
Where...

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Categories: jesus, religious,

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,

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,

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

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
like...

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Categories: friendship, heart, heart,

Skydancer
This is a poem about one of our endangered birds of prey, the Marsh Harrier. 

Dancing in the air 
moving to an unheard tune 
instinctive...

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Categories: appreciation, beauty, bird, environment,

IN HIM
Put all your hope in Him
In so doing He will transform you
Into a sparkling and precious gem
Be silent for a moment
Only then can you hear...

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Categories: religionlove,

Bhatiali
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,

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

And...

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© Doug Blair  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: christian, history,

Sparrow
A sparrow the image
And she lonely seeks out food.
From the bushes and recesses
For a hopeful waiting brood.
And the cosmos spins around her
And she seems a...

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© Doug Blair  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: bible, bird, christian,

The River
The River

The river sings its sweet lament
in ancient voice softly lowing,
vibrant melodies subtly meant
to plumb the depths of our knowing.

Around each bend it curves, flowing
onward...

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Categories: nature,