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Best Sandpiper Poems

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


Premium Member The One-Legged Sandpiper
I saw a one-legged Sandpiper
today on the beach.
I saw him land on his single pedestal,
it was an artful thing.

Entranced by his disability,
I stood transfixed with...

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© Greg Gaul  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sandpiper, animal, appreciation, bird, judgement, perspective, sympathy,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member Love of a Sandpiper
I watch fascinated 
at its teetering stance,
bobbing up and down,
picking at small insects
that infest the lonely loch,
that it chooses instead of
upland streams or creeks
or fast...

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Categories: sandpiper, bird,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Little Sandpiper

       Little piper, little piper ...
   Oh how fast you skip away,
 As the morning tide crawls...

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Categories: sandpiper, animal, appreciation, beach, bird, metaphor, ocean,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Sandpiper
I watch them on the beach -
shorebirds they are called
running here and there.
Residents of land more than the air,
they'd rather poke their beaks into the...

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Categories: sandpiper, bird,
Form: Free verse
Busy Sandpiper
A solitary sandpiper picks his path
Three - four maybe a score
Find them on any sandy shore
Marvelous kaleidoscope  of mobility
Double jointed tooth pick legs
Old time...

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Categories: sandpiper, nature
Form: Verse



Sandpiper Pausing---Again
Sandpiper Pausing...Again

What times are these
where hearts run hot and cold
ceaseless conscience alerts
remind us of steel girders fallen prone
entombments sealed
their distant voice remembered well

Compassion's lens peers...

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© Odin Roark  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sandpiper, political,
Form: Free verse
The Sandpiper
The sandpiper seemed innocent enough,
as it trailed the water’s edge.
She followed, keeping her distance.

It was a beautiful day in April,
when the unspeakable happened.
A warm sun...

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© Gary Jones  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sandpiper, science, visionary, bird, bird, , cute,
Form: Free verse
The Sandpiper
The sandpiper seemed innocent enough,
as it trailed the water’s edge.
She followed, keeping her distance.

It was a beautiful day in April,
when the unspeakable happened.
A warm sun...

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© Gary Jones  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sandpiper, confusion, space, bird, bird, , cute,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Sea Therapy
Glowing orange, cloud coals burn
reflections into low tide evening surf,
slap lapping against scattered shells,
ripe fruits for hungry sea tramp's picking.
Itinerant thoughts, aimless as seaweed drift,
scatter...

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Categories: sandpiper, beach, peace, sea,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member amidst the morning hush
as lover's stroll amidst the morning hush
silent eyes yawn, stumbling fingers entwine
whilst through frothy waves reflective skies blush
squalling seagulls sip the morning sunshine

silent eyes yawn,...

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Categories: sandpiper, bird, kiss, ocean,
Form: Pantoum
Premium Member Seashore Memories
Shoes in hand, skirting dunes, protruding rocks,
I slowly make it to the water’s edge 
where sand and pebbles slide and gently rock
to the touch of...

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Categories: sandpiper, memory, sad, sea,
Form: Free verse
Birds
Swift does the shallow river flow
beneath the trees that upwards grow,
Kingfishers sit on a shoreline rock
hunting fish in the water below

Starlings swarm in a large...

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Categories: sandpiper, animal, nature, sea, urdu, water, water,
Form: Rubaiyat
Ocean Walk - Part 1
Walking along the ocean shore
Kicking up the golden sand
I feel the warmth of the rising sun
On the back of my freckled hand  
 
The...

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Categories: sandpiper, nature, ocean, summer,
Form: Ballad
Birds of Bliss
She’s my woodpecker, she’s my humming bird, she’s my goat sucker, my fly catcher, my skylark, my swallow, my blue jay, my sandpiper, my blackbird,...

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Categories: sandpiper, bird, love, romance, sensual,
Form: Free verse
Pink Cotton Candy Sky
A storm of sandpiper birds
Swirling across
This pink cotton candy sky
Singing their
First song of happiness...

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Categories: sandpiper, imagination
Form: Free verse
Nude Beach Ahead
Whirlwind lifting shapeless seas
Frosted
Crashing
In hot breeze
Searching about
A shell to be found
Not bare, raw flesh
No nudity

Sandpiper sifting shells for food
Millions 
Billions
On top it stood
Searching about
A bug...

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Categories: sandpiper, angst, beach,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Thousand Years of Compressed Sand
My hands rough like sandpaper
Rubbed along the smooth surface
A sandstone sculpture carved by unknown hands
I looked closely many images
Each staring at me
Like a convoluted totem

The...

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Categories: sandpiper, creation,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Birdwatcher
Birdwatcher

This passionate, keen Ornithologist, 
Is an interest, I profoundly pursue. 
With the upmost of dedication, 
To Black Tern & Long Billed Curlew. 
 
Never a...

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© Kevin Shaw  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sandpiper, beach, bird, garden, imagery, nature, tribute,
Form: Light Verse
REDONCULUS DEMANDS
REDONCULOUS DEMANDS

"Don't be Shellfish," said the Crab,
"Nor pay me Sand in Dollars! 
ArgoNaut and don't debate, 
to get your way, or holler."

When I call, then...

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© Edlynn Nau  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sandpiper, innocence, sea, word play,
Form: Light Verse
A Secret Message
A solemn scent of brioche scrapes along 
waking eyes and my freedom comes alive
morning songs of the sandpiper float around
as I revel in secrets that...

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© Tim Smith  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sandpiper, friendship, morning, sun,
Form: Free verse
Beach Nights
Take me to the sea at dusk
where the sand reaches beyond touch.
Where Ferris wheel lights crinkle on glassy swells
and the surf chases a sandpiper
that never...

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Categories: sandpiper, love, me, me,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Help
A bird is visiting my yard
One that I have never seen before
Eating from the ground so vigorously
Pecking like a Sandpiper or a Woodpecker

That pecks on...

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Categories: sandpiper, animals, imagination, mystery, naturebird, bird, me,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member gentle hearts
I passed two Tibetan Monks on my journey around the lake today.
Pausing, I bowed in respect, ..... slowing, one Monk smiled, raised
his hand and touched...

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Categories: sandpiper, inspirational
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member It's Natural


Paige is a bustling sandpiper,
An intense bird gets all hyper,
When he takes a leak,
No problem to peek,
Nature does not wear a diaper.


2020 January 02


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Categories: sandpiper, anxiety, bird,
Form: Limerick
Slicing Through The Air
Sandpiper birds
Diving through
Their dreams
Slicing through
The air...

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Categories: sandpiper, imagination
Form: Free verse