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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



Premium Member I am Poetry
Feel me like an autumn breeze 
Dancing easily through your thoughts
Let me stir that hidden part of your soul
That part that you've forgotten long ago...

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Categories: beauty, nature, poetry,
Form: Personification
Premium Member A Poetry Collection

Hourglass

Sand falls
Through the glass
Love falls
Within the past
Memories dance
They never last
Head in my hands
As I stare overhead
At the hourglass


Falling Down Stairs

Stairs broken
Wheels unspoken
I fell
Grasping for air
Are...

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Categories: poetry, art, guitar, humanity, introspection, longing, music,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member 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, lust, magic,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Twilight Aurora
like an interrupted dream
shadows of the one who inspired it
linger like morning dew

no aroma and no taste
yet I'm left breathless
as thoughts reminisce
i listen to this...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: poetry, absence, angst, love,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member A Tale of Fire and Ice
Part I: Ice

He shines like silver midnight moon -
cool marble statue, this tycoon.
And though he makes the ladies swoon,
of ice he’s hewn.; of ice he’s...

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Categories: poetry, dream, fire, love, lust,
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
Premium Member Natures Gift


     It's how the stars are lit at night
     and how the dew drops glisten
  ...

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Categories: poetry, blessing, nature,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Tell the Night to Hold Me

I made for you, a castle
     But I built it in the sand
        ...

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Categories: poetry, forgiveness, heartbreak, heartbroken, lost love, love,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member We Are Not Merely Poets
Some of us are secretive at first. We hide our poetry’s soul self, 
gently letting her peep out; sometimes regretting it immediately.
Fearful of critiques from...

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Categories: poetry, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Wintered Soul Among Wisteria
One need not read her horoscope to know
this woman's fate, and though wisteria
cascades sweet blooms of lavender like snow
outside her door, it's still Siberia
pervading the...

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Categories: poetry, grief,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Tranquility
Oh little one, how soon you'll be
In turbulence of puberty.

I will hold tight your days of youth 
And share with you my honest truth 

That...

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Categories: poetry, children, god, granddaughter, grandmother, spiritual,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member It Matters Not

It hovers here, a moon opaque,
obscuring mountain trails I take.
No other living things appear.
A moon opaque. . . It hovers here.

I follow on along a...

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Categories: poetry, dark, lost love,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Starry Starry Night
When Wishes were made on a shooting star
The Heavens looked down and smiled
With sprinkles of stardust on a whisper of moonbeams
They created for us a...

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Categories: poetry, anti bullying, art, beauty, death, depression,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member I Think Of You - An Alternative Universe - 6

From childhood it was a world of two...you 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, desire, funny
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Does your heart share this moon tonight

“For in your light I dream, as evening takes my hand”

Silently I find my thoughts illumined by your beauty
In soft shimmers of dancing silhouettes
and patterns...

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Categories: poetry, longing, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Daughter Of The North Wind Sings In Soprano

In riming realms of crystal contemplation -
frozen water-vapor meditations
and chilled flutes filled with zodiacal light musings 
of ancient cosmic dust 
dancing in the arms of...

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Categories: poetry, passion, snow, winter, woman,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Real Men Wear Pink
I stand about five feet eight
I'll admit, I'm a tad overweight
Drive an old pick up truck
Not one to pass the buck
At the moment have a...

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Categories: poetry, character, funny, humor, perspective,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Dreams of India
Dreams of India

Her music haunts me
in such a knowing way
it makes me weep
and causes my heart to ache.

I become homesick for her
scents, her sounds, her...

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Categories: poetry, beauty, culture, desire, dream, hindi, longing,
Form: Free verse
Leaf
Floating down with grace and ease
Carried off by the Autumn breeze
Rich in hues of orange and red
Landing in the flower bed

What once was buzzing full...

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© Tim Smith  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: poetry, memory, nature,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member The last goodbye
Inviting vibrancy as the season changed
Smiley faces bloomed, reopening dreams. 
Seeing you there marked a blessed event
Akin to magical when first time eyes met.

Breezing trees...

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Categories: poetry, goodbye, imagery, love, nature,
Form: Verse
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 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, poets,
Form: Couplet
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...

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Categories: beauty, feelings, inspirational, life, poetry, power,
Form: Free verse
Poet in Recluse
I relinquish my pen before the storm
of her tears falling upon my bare arm
her gentle whispering breathed in my ear
Muse of mine, adieu to your...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: poetry, emotions, solitude,
Form: Rubaiyat