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Best Sumac Poems

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

Sumac Seduction

Her touch is toxicodendron 
Piercing eyes that easily penetrate
vulnerable senses overrun
Seduction is her pearl hip-handle gun

Don’t trigger her flowering attention,
or you’re sure to get a...

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Categories: sumac, allusion, flower, love hurts, sick,
Form: Personification

Premium Member Dillard Mill
It rained all night. The day rose dripping grey.
The cool air, welcome after summer’s heat
Smelled finally like fall. The first red flames
Of sumac bushes shone...

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Categories: sumac, autumn,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member Autumn Forest
Cathedral woods.
Sunlight streams
through stained glass windows—
mosaic of yellow and red.

Tree pillars
hold up the sky dome,
wind organ whispers.

Orange and crimson,
sassafras and sumac
light the path.

On the altar...

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Categories: sumac, autumn, nature,
Form: Free verse
Indian Summer
Memories of autumn linger still
The pale sun loiters on the hill;
A prodigal year now grown old
Is gathering all her days of gold.
Flocks of birds now...

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Categories: sumac, seasons, autumn, autumn, love, sun,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Memories on Branches
How did a cherry kiss? Bitter flower petals with sweet pistils.
So laden they act as halos while we breathe the love
in a pink hollow, silence...

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Categories: sumac, age, autumn, home, love, seasons, time,
Form: Rhyme

Lovely Lady, Lovely Autumn
"Lovely Lady, Lovely Autumn"
                   By Rachel Heffington


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Categories: sumac, fantasy, imagination, nature,
Form: Light Verse
Soar sweetly siren
I’ve seen her out there stretching and reaching
Word flights of whimsy ire and fire bare and brazen
Whilst I down  and clumsy totter to reason’s...

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Categories: sumac, friendship, hope, love, time,
Form: Blank verse
Great Horned Owls
Many many moons ago
leaving the porch
of a south-facing canyon,
I hiked to a place 
where the foothills

Where the asphalt road
ran astride the reservoir lake
into which kingfishers

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Categories: sumac, marriage,
Form: Free verse
black snakeroot, yew, cocklebur, poison (ivy, oak, parsnip, sumac, ryegrass, hemlock), blister bushes, daffodil, mayapple, lilium, jerusalem cherry, indian licorice, deadly nightshade, christmas rose, bleeding...

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Categories: sumac, life,
Form: Free verse
Haiku 97
	Haiku 97
	first frost
	windblown red sumac

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Categories: sumac, winter,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Milbank my home
Leaving my home in the city
Gray lonely,and faceless
When the sun did shine
We'd run to the corner of 166
By Moes candy store
And jump into our neighborhood...

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Categories: sumac, childhood, daffodils, dedication, growing up, life,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Potato Mountain
Potato Mountain

I will arrive
an habitual escapee
from the rabbit warrens
of central planners

By ferreting north
in search of
breaks in the maze
rifts in the grid

I will follow
a stream beside

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Categories: sumac, mountains,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Material Life
Absolute science and art of being whole
           at one and under no delusion that

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Categories: sumac, art, dance, emotions, hate, life, science,
Form: Verse
Slow Dancing the Past
Slow Dancing the Past
            by Odin Roark

Shadows of yesterday frozen
Even as high noon’s blazing...

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© Odin Roark  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sumac, memory, endurance,
Form: Free verse
at Work
Picasso painted me ugly.
Two lips slung over a rusted hanger.
One eyebrow burnt for attention's sake.
Let's tell Grandma how much fun we had today.
Picasso is still...

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© John Heck  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sumac, introspection
Form: Free verse
Sumac burns bluffside
                White Pelicans unfurl flight

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Categories: sumac, nature
Form: Haiku
Woodlot Diarys
A statesman oak, in fall he spoke
to brethren of the wood.
Windblown vowels and fluttering jowls
deciduous he stood.
Calm and serene he argued green
for change, said change...

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© Wayne Sapp  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sumac, funny, seasons,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Fall's Lasting Impression
Furiously blushing Sumac, 
blended with  yellow leafed maple
adorned with now naked vines.
Subdued in evening shadows falling,
the sound of whippoorwills calling
intoxicating the mind.
Fall’s lasting impression

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Categories: sumac, nature
Form: Free verse
Everything, Turning Upside Down
Here within this mid-majors town, their driving her homeless down....
Chasing the broken children hearts, all about ? Truth, amid his Babylon's 
Historic terms aside from...

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Categories: sumac, angel, art, autumn, baby, love,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member How cool
How cool! 
this early summer evening
after a day so oppressive
even we New Yorkers move painstakingly.
The breeze in sumac trees
so why am I not more content?...

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Categories: sumac, city, cool, day, drink, lost, sleep,
Form: Verse
Folklore Or Not
The woodland beckons me, calls me within
It's musical chorus can be barely heard
A mystical presence, a tone prevails in the wind

I stumble on wild thickets...

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Categories: sumac, adventure, fantasy, imagination, music, me, music,
Form: Terzanelle
Scenes I've Seen
A rifle is not the weapon of choice this year
I am not here to try to shoot a deer
My eyes, my ears, my camera are...

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Categories: sumac, nature, seasons,
Form: Couplet
If We Had Talked
Because I never talked to you
and now, it is too late,
things come easier.

In death
your face was briar,
umbra, half-smoked.

Now, framed in walnut,
you have no thoughts
of me...

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© Glen Enloe  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sumac, angst, death, father, introspection, life, love,
Form: Free verse
I am Not Poison
There are many types,
 of poisons, like poison ivy, 
hemlock, sumac, we also
have belladonna, and arsenic.

I am not poison, neither 
have venom, nor a virus…


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Categories: sumac, funny, girlfriend-boyfriend, life, love, romance,
Form: Narrative
Haiku Poem 29
natures artist
painting its canvas amber
staghorn sumac - red...

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© Tom Cook  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sumac, art, autumn, color, earth, environment, nature,
Form: Haiku