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Best Sanctuary Poems

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


One Brief Moment
Look...See how long nights are drawing in.
Dreary birdsong gradually abates -
Opaque dusk grows dim;
And just outside the creaky little garden
Gate,
Stood opposite the empty wood
Where the...

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Categories: sanctuary, imagery, nostalgia,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member If this was my last poem
Come to me my beloved,
save me from life's brutalities,
so this heart can soften -
sparkle like a million fireflies.

For you hold the light
to illuminate my soul.
For...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sanctuary, romance, romantic love, spiritual,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Soul Searching Trek Along Winter's Snow Painted Trails - a collaboration with Robert and Teppo

Waking to cold blown tent, ground frozen icy hard
woods are my love, as is poetry to a bard.
Today starts my anticipated forest trek,
seeking salvation from...

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Categories: sanctuary, appreciation, beauty, introspection, nature,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Enchanted Forest
The woods were silent except for the shifting 
soft sounds of his hooves as they fell upon 
the forest floor. There he stood amid the...

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Categories: sanctuary, adventure, fairy, fantasy, horse,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Pathway to love
As I sit watching fusions of saffron and scarlet hues 
elegantly charm the horizons.
Silently, fluffy lush clouds float by
like a magnetic field drawing me closer,
in...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sanctuary, longing, love, , Lullaby,
Form: Prose



Premium Member Passion in Black and White - Erotic Verse
POTD 7th Mar 2018

I trust you like the music video clip which enhances the poem

Like dark molten honey caressing her tongue
and soul food for taste...

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Categories: sanctuary, romantic, sensual, sexy,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member The Old Oak Tree

         Oh I am but a simple leaf
         withering...

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Categories: sanctuary, autumn, life, spring, summer,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Gift of Poetry
A poet enters a private sanctuary,
A sacred place where the imagination
Dwells with a mélange of emotions
Conceived by aesthetic beauty,
Often divine and esoteric in nature;
That comprehensive...

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Categories: sanctuary, art, poetry, uplifting, integrity,
Form: Free verse
In The Flesh
Introducing: Casarah Nance & Poet Destroyer

Scars of empty promises are darkened by your kiss.
Torturous touches are meant to soothe my pain.
It is without gain, without...

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Categories: sanctuary, adventure, dark, deep, depression,
Form: Epic
Premium Member je t'aime 'neath a Banyan Tree - Erotic Verse
The story behind this poem
The curiosity of many of my readers (many of them women) was excited in my previous poem ‘Passion in Black and...

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Categories: sanctuary, i love you, inspirational,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Poetic Notions
Grounded by the gravity of our earth 
      Our body and spirit are often pulled 
In opposite opposing directions in
...

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Categories: sanctuary, character, emotions, feelings, poetry,
Form: Verse
Premium Member I died a little inside
In the silence of sadness,
what will the winds bring tomorrow?
In the sadness of silence,
my soul sighs soft breaths of sorrow.

Where did those rainbows go,
reminiscing happier...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sanctuary, angst, heartbreak, sad,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Music to my ears
When life is like an evanescent dewdrop,
spirits fade like ashes in a cimmerian shade

but then you smile, 
enlightening like a crescent moon,
sparkling in silent serenity.

My...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sanctuary, love, Lullaby,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Soul Searching Trek Along Winter's Snow Painted Trails
Soul Searching Trek Along Winter's Snow Painted Trails

Waking to cold blown tent, ground frozen icy hard
woods are my love, as is poetry to a bard.
Today...

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Categories: sanctuary, appreciation, beauty, creation, introspection,
Form: Rhyme
Love Is
Love is a rainbow mirrored in the sky
Its free, its beautiful and tells no lies

A gleaming reflection
Upon the still of a pond
The dewy mist on...

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© Lynn Marie  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sanctuary, beautiful, devotion, happiness, inspiration,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Princess of the petals
Beyond her veil;

eyes induced by secretive stars
became drawn to a path illuminated by 
flickering, shimmering pale moonlight.
Each spirited step led to the 
revelation of her...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sanctuary, analogy, deep, silence,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Premium Member When In Love's Immense Depths, You Are Truly Cherished - a collaboration with Robert Lindley


Mystical web spun memories of our sweet nights,
love began under stars and brightest of moonlights.
Hold onto that image, its joyous dreaming dreams;
fiery echoes, night trysts...

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Categories: sanctuary, fate, lost love, memory,
Form: Romanticism
Premium Member Mother's child
I shall never be defined by the sins of my father,
who faded like a shadow in the summer rain.
I am a masterpiece of my angelic...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sanctuary, father, mother,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member LONG STEMMED ROSES


Lavish luscious liaison
Orchestrated obsession
Nocturnal nebulae
Gifted graceful gallantry

Secluded sanctuary
Tiffany telltale turtledoves
Effervescent ecstacy
Metaphysical mascarade
Magically manipulated mandolin
Erotic entanglement 
Delectable daredevil demigods

Rhythmic romance rhapsody
Openhearted opulence
Secret sensuous seduction  
Exquisite...

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Categories: sanctuary, flower, lust, night, romantic
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member Let passions waltz
When twilight sighs blushing cobalt skies
And evening dons purple on sienna brown 
As rainbow colors sprout blazing horizon
And scarlet winds echo intimate bird-songs
Beckoning sensuality of...

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Categories: sanctuary, love, romance, sensual,
Form: Verse
Premium Member I Can Resist You
Don’t even try to woo me
I can resist you
My mind is fortified
Reason screams reasons to be careful
Caution goes off in flares
My mind is alert
Aware
I can...

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Categories: sanctuary, desire,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Premium Member - Sparkling Blossoms In One Star -

My dearest orchid 
Eastern flower of divine beauty
You whisper my name raising the spirit high

Jasmine sweetly kissing air 
In one breath of your aroma 
Drifting...

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Categories: sanctuary, beauty, dream, happiness, love,
Form: Terza Rima
Premium Member Poetry Potpourri
I smell something so beautiful!
Many different fragrances are drifting toward me.
So many sachets of poetry are prettily displayed.
Such visual delights!
I stoop to relish one -...

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Categories: sanctuary, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Cemetery Was
The cemetery was
Before my very eyes, stillness
Autumn leaves a blanket on the dead

The cemetery was
There, as it always was there
From childhood till now

The cemetery was
For...

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Categories: sanctuary, angel, art, beauty, death,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Phobia
No flame within! 
      do I hold for you
no delightful delicacy
      shall I put to...

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Categories: sanctuary, angst, light, world,
Form: Free verse