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Best Personification Poems

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

Premium Member Violin


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Categories: death, love, rose,
Form: Personification

Premium Member Swan Ballerina Pages
Like delicate white swans were they,
the white swans of a grand ballet -
ballerinas waiting in a row
underneath the candlelight’s soft glow.

But what are ballerinas with...

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Categories: poetess, poetry,
Form: Personification
Premium Member Enraptured by Blue Sea
Enraptured by blue Sea, Sun chose a place 
above Sea, on a cliff. To touch her face, 
Sun then sank low; final radiance fell, 

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Categories: sea, sun,
Form: Personification
Premium Member Snowflake

A fragile winter butterfly
Flutters from the sky
So soft and yet her heart
Is cold and made of ice
But if I warm it
She will melt and die


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Categories: nature,
Form: Personification
Premium Member Autumn's Season
Autumn brushes her hair slowly
Letting the glorious colors
flow gently to the earth below.
Showing off vibrant colors 
 in contrast to summer's green dress.
 Out doing...

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Categories: nature,
Form: Personification

Premium Member Star-Crossed - For Love of Day, For Love of Night
(this is a form called Swap Quatrain, where first
line's phrases swap in the last line of each stanza)

In shadows’ veils, at end of night,
sweet Moon...

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Categories: may, moon,
Form: Personification
Premium Member To the Dandelion in the Concrete
You probably don't think much of me
save for the season of spring
when your lawn litters itself
with giant over-buttered popcorn

(birds that think they can sing,
supersonic sneezes?

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Categories: character, endurance, flower, humorous,
Form: Personification
Premium Member If I were a flower

A blossom I’ll be on the wreaths for peace
An offering to deity to feed world’s hungry
I’ll be the garden on every troubled street
Preening as gleefully...

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Categories: flower, friendship, love,
Form: Personification
Premium Member Silence personified
I am nature,
soul of a mountain,
buried under a billion snowflakes.

I float like butterflies,
from petal to petal.
As cinereal clouds clear,
under a glistening sunrise,
I illuminate like a...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: analogy, metaphor, silence,
Form: Personification
Premium Member Goddess of the Night
Where Luna treads are silver threads, the wisps of clouds that slide
through sky of night, and shining white, they part so she might glide
serenely through...

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Categories: fantasy, nature,
Form: Personification
Premium Member BLANK CANVAS
I am a blank canvas
     My potential is

  But that all depends
    on who holds the

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© Alexis Y.  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: introspection,
Form: Personification
Premium Member Winter

With his icy fingers he stole my smokey breath,
laid a sheet of slippery freezing cold by my feet
and then whispered in my ear right to the...

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Categories: winter,
Form: Personification
Premium Member Prejudice
I hate 
your brownness 
your whiteness, 
your blackness
your freeness
I don’t care about niceness
I’m more partial to meanness 
I’m all the things bad
ugly and cruel

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Categories: character, prejudice,
Form: Personification
Premium Member Snow Falling
Snow falling—
Feathers escaping from the pillow-heaven
Confusing the air
With the steadiness of a stampede
Advancing, clinging, smothering.

Snow falling—
White fleecy lambs atop every protrusion
Sleek ermine boas
Draped upon the...

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Categories: beauty, winter,
Form: Personification

Day, my lifelong friend
Thousands of times have we said good morning to each other and
As many times have, we said goodnight,
You have wakened me up...

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Categories: day, death, life,
Form: Personification
Premium Member THE HEIRLOOM
I lay within a drawer so long
Loneliness was my heart's song

My diamonds never saw the light of day
Since granma's death,I'd been that way

Her grandson went...

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Categories: imagination, day, Grandson,
Form: Personification
Rainbow Promise

He has announced his arrival. She waits,
Listening to the thunder cracking through
the layers of air. Looking at the lightning,
brightening and frightening the darkness away,
Lapping up...

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© Jo Daniel  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: earth, rain,
Form: Personification

She drifts in radiance
waking nightfall with palette's hues,
tresses of amber flames drip of vibrant
sensation… and so, in the glide
of  July nestling on grass and...

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Categories: seasons,
Form: Personification
Premium Member My Lady

My lady is the wind’s soft sigh through fields of marigolds in June,
A beach night stroll beneath the moon, a cloudless sky, a butterfly.
She waltzes...

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Categories: august, Lullaby,
Form: Personification
Premium Member Of Infinity

In the land of finite, measurable calculus of existence,
You are a silhouette of mystique, esoteric obscurity,
A symbol ambiguous, living among realm of precision, 
Unreachable to...

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Categories: perspective,
Form: Personification
Cut To The Wick

with potential
a fire
never lit


Accept it~

you just might
burn twice as bright


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Categories: introspection,
Form: Personification
Premium Member Grumpy Goes To Heaven
"Grief is the price we pay for love " 


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Categories: cat, death, pets,
Form: Personification
Premium Member My Eternal Ocean
My sails are trimmed,  prepared for our adventure, 
I have gazed longingly at the surface of you
Beautiful beyond my comprehension 
Your rhythmic calmness relaxes...

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Categories: emotions, ocean,
Form: Personification
Four Sisters
Spring stirs her eager young
Giving life, renewed to those
Who stand about and doze
She whispers hope of things begun
Beneath winter's cold repose.

Summer, smiling golden rays
With ample...

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Categories: nature, seasons,
Form: Personification
Premium Member The Promise of Spring - A Fibonacci
Kiss you
While you sleep
Lady dressed in white
And melt your cold heart  made of ice

Will rise
High into the sky
And fall as raindrops from God’s...

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Categories: hope, love, nature,
Form: Personification