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Best Sonnet Poems

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


Premium Member A Winter Rose - A Sonnet
I walk through the glistening virgin snow
That covers the sorrow of autumn’s death 
Where I find on a bush a frozen rose  
Its beauty...

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Categories: rose, winter,
Form: Sonnet



Premium Member Natures Gift


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

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Categories: blessing, nature,
Form: Sonnet
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: grief,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member The Mother Tree
The Mother Tree

I am the mother tree that spawned the seeds of you.
My children, you've grown and branched away from me.
You've married, left home to...

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Categories: birth, children, family, grandchild,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Who But God
Who but God could paint the evening sky
And use a brush that is a fiery torch?
Tonight, the garish sunset makes me high
In awe, I stand...

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Categories: philosophy, religion,
Form: Sonnet



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 They walk amongst us
They walk amongst us, but in silent ways,
spreading peace and love without any praise.
When thunder roars and lightning strikes in rain
they watch over us, healing...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: angel, appreciation, tribute,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Courage of Youth, Battle of Ypres, Flanders Field
Courage of Youth, Battle of Ypres, Flanders Field
(A Tribute)

Tough as nails young man with a red right hand
red-fire and whiskey ran in his blood.
Courageous seed...

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Categories: conflict, death, fate, sorrow,
Form: Sonnet
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: memory, nature,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member A Gift of Love
Around my mom, I always felt my guilt
My conscience seemed to always take her side
Some years ago, I gave her a new quilt
I still recall...

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Categories: love, mother,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member One Regret
Now walking through the autumn of my life
Where maple leaves have turned from green to gold
I watch them fall in breezes turning cold
In a whirl-wind...

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Categories: introspection, life,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member One April Day
One April day when spring was in the air,
I stepped outside so I might relish it.
I came upon a cherry tree so fair,
beneath its limbs...

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Categories: april,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Love's Alchemy is Eternal
Love’s Alchemy is Eternal

Your look, touch, and scent now so perfect pure,
Enchants my true emotions and soaring passion.
I knoweth now our love shall always endure,
As...

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Categories: dream, emotions, god, heaven,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member The Rowboat on the Marsh
I don't need mawkish photographs to see
the drowning rowboat tethered to the dock,
a withered seahorse clinging to debris
as umber water seeps through feeble caulk.

The cord...

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Categories: death, imagery, metaphor,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Without Lament
I have no sorrow, for sorrow is small,
And can't be held guilty for choices made.
Reflections are scrawled on my mind's dark wall,
And will leave stains...

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Categories: introspection,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member To My Granddaughter

I look and ponder, watch you grow in haste
Explore with wonder, new experience taste
No fear encountered as you learn the ropes 
Your sails adjusting, full...

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Categories: grandchild, light, trust,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Coffee Colored Memories
It's quiet whisper stirs my languid mind
Inviting coffee colored memories
A young man's face with future yet defined
Each vapored breath a page in history

Familiar apparitions reappear
Whose...

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Categories: memory, morning,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Sleeping Beauty
It seems you only appear whilst I am asleep,
teasing rapid eye movement to awake and weep.
You hide, so I wonder how beautiful you must be,
fulfil...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: beauty, love, romantic love,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member What is Love
I still recall our first poetic glance,
dormant pen roused my fingers to dance.
Her love was like a cherry blossom tree,
which at first blossomed so beautifully.

When...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: love, love hurts,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Land of Lights
A sweep of milky waves flood onyx sands
converging under endless summer skies
of northern lights in iridescent bands
Icelandic talismans of tales sublime.

A glassy sea of crystalline...

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Categories: beauty, nature,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Life Spent All Alone
Life Spent All Alone 

I felt such joy when first my hull met sea.
'Twas years ago before my shattered shell
Was tossed and ravaged, fisherman and...

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Categories: boat, death, deep, devotion,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member STUNNING SPRING
Trees wear a gown of bright emerald green
Where birds are nesting in branches up high
Parents shield fledglings so they can’t be seen
Until they can spread...

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Categories: beauty, daffodils, humor, nature,
Form: Sonnet
Moonstruck Maiden
What beauty reflected in love's fair eyes,
a passion hence to become my treasure.
Stirred to flame, I dost fail to disguise
need in my loins ere want...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: longing,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Angels
Angelic wings inhabit the mind
To comfort your soul from a sacred sky
Sent to protect and give worth to the blind
And guide the sightless that have...

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Categories: angel,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Enlightenment
There is a land where peaceful giants dwell
A magic forest, on a mountainside
Its waterfall carved out a wishing well
Where wishes ride a giant waterslide

An old...

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Categories: fantasy, metaphor, nature,
Form: Sonnet