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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
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
The World Needs Poetry
You ask, “Why DOES the world need poetry?”
           and I say...

Its writing is my sanity,
...

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Categories: poems, poetry, poets,
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 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,
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 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,
That...

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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

Breathtaking
    poetic passions,
         lavender skies
       ...

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Categories: autumn, love, poetry, romance,
Form: Verse
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 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: poetry, beauty, feelings, inspirational, life,
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 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
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 
plays...

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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
She Walks In Silence
She walks in silence, like a lapping wave
drowned in chastity and flooded with rave
holding dear and tight her very beauties
denying all her gems and rubies.
Her...

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Categories: poetry, emotions, feelings, heart, inspirational
Form: Rhyme
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 COMMON Commonality

WE ...

Slaves to the pen, (or our keyboard, more apt)
          The molding of words, in a...

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Categories: appreciation, friendship, life, poetry,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Even in Silence we have our words
sometimes
we are afraid to jump
but we take the leap

sometimes
when we fall deeply
it's not our limbs injured

sometimes
what is meant for us
hurts too much

sometimes
nothing makes sense
confusion reigns...

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

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