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

Premium Member How Poetry Began
That thing that we call poetry -
when asked where it began,
I’d say it started beautifully
before the dawn of man!

It glistened on the oceans
before man came...

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Categories: nature, poetry,
Form: Quatrain

Poetry Soap
It’s almost time and I must run
to watch/read Poetry Soap for fun.
It comes on every day at this time
and I don’t want to miss a...

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Categories: poetry, abuse, conflict, jealousy, love,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Parallel Poetry
(PoetrySoup Format)

Predictable, practical pose
as a simple sentence suggests,
accepting how the story goes,
while syllables shape silhouettes.

~ Simple scribbles serenade me ~

Paragraphs, hold poise and power
while illuminating...

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Categories: poetry, senses, sensual, simple,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Poet Who Never Was
I thought I was a poet who had a pen of gold
With clear access to writing that was mature and bold.
I thought I could go...

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Categories: emotions, poetry,
Form: Rhyme
Hard Times
When hard times come they sit a spell,
Like kin folk come to stay
A-packin' troubles, pets an' kids
That always get ‘n your way.
It's drought an' flood,...

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© Jim Fish  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: poetry, cowboy-western, family, funny, life,
Form: Cowboy Poetry

Premium Member I Think of You - An Alternative Universe - 6
From childhood it was a world of and I...
I leaned lightly, leisurely against your heart and you let me in.

We were five I use...

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Categories: poetry, best friend, cute love,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Dedicated To All the Poets
An untouched piano has no purpose,
like a lonely clown without a circus.
A boat has no destiny stuck at shore,
silent like a lion who's lost its...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: inspiration, poetry, poets,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member A Poets Abode
A Poet’s Abode

A poet’s peaceful abode surpasses bliss
Depicting imagery beheld by eyes.
Dreams revealed go beyond the great abyss
Of space with stars that fill our cobalt...

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Categories: art, beauty, passion, poetry,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Its a Part of Me
Our lives are not immune to the impacts of time,
nor is our mind between the tensions of love and hate.
That's why I curse this wanderlust...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: poetry, emotions, introspection, life,
Form: Prose Poetry
Her Masterpiece Is Her Story
Her paintbrush is a razor,
Her canvas, her wrists,
"I deserve the pain."
She shrugs and insists.

One day the brush will push down,
And it will cut so deep,

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Categories: poetry, abuse, addiction, anger, body,
Form: Rhyme
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 Under the Stars
Under the Stars

    poetic passions, 
         lavender skies

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Categories: autumn, love, poetry, romance,
Form: Romanticism
Premium Member No Poet, Am I
A poet, you say? Oh no, not am I,
               There's only...

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Categories: blessing, faith, inspiration, poetry,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member There Is a Poem In My Heart
There is a poem in my heart,
that beats in different dialects.

Da ist ein Gedicht in meinem Herzen,
which flows freely through my veins.

Il y à un...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: poetry, poets,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member My Far Side
You say, I’m too far, 
towards the far side?
It’s a hazard of my left-handedness,
that I see the logic in abstraction.
Worlds lay within worlds
and colors bleed...

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Categories: poetry, how i feel, imagination,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Of Ink
Partial Paper
 -A poet in heat-

Ink carries its own tale,
When moonshine intoxicates your pen
Bottles of ink fill your mind
Composing symphonies on every line
Drops of passion...

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Categories: poetry, beauty, feelings, inspirational, life,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Poem Garden
I have a little garden
growing on a page.
No mint, I beg your pardon.
I hope that there is sage.

It’s ideas I plant there
to see what they...

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© P.S. Awtry  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: garden, metaphor, poems, poetry,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Poet's Gift
A Poet's Gift

A poet writes to share a secret depth 
Of feelings within their soulful breast.
They write to grasp onto immortality,
To be remembered beyond their...

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Categories: art, poetry, writing,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member In November
In November I write of winter
  for I am weary of the old year and tired bones
I visualize all hardships blanketed with fresh snowfall

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© John Watt  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: november, poetry, seasons, writing,
Form: Free verse
Rewriting Poems
i long to hold you
like a poet 
holds their pen

caress you gently
beneath the linger
of thoughts
as they fall
from the depths
of mind

play with you
like a poet 

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Categories: poems, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I Dance
Voice: Jason Williams


I danced! 
Whirling air around me, particles of sundust 
in tornadoes and hurricanes following me in awe
I danced.
Each night I wake and feel...

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Categories: poetry, abuse, dance, music, pain,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member I Am More
I am more than your definitions
more than affixed labels
placed on my anatomy
more than your misconceptions
or even valid perceptions
I am more

I am more than what's written...

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Categories: poetry,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member A Reverse Rant
"Rhyming poems have nothing of substance to say
They're childish! Ridiculous! Silly! Passe!

What's that - 'The Raven,' fine prose, you assure?
Pshaw, a talking bird is not...

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Categories: humor, irony, poetry, writing,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Joined By Words
~ for my fellow poets ~

as slaves to the pen
or our keyboard, more apt
this molding of words
in a word, holds us rapt

fine fancies or fears

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Categories: appreciation, friendship, life, poetry,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member My Poetic Garden
In my silent sanctuary,
my poetic garden blooms like sun kissed seeds,
carefully placed under a quilt of soil,
sprinkled with holy water.

In the vividness of morning mist,

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: assonance, philosophy, poetry,
Form: Free verse