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Best Summit Poems

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

Premium Member Another Summit in Paris
Another day
Another memory fades
Le jardin que toujours existe
Has disappeared, disparu

An army of 40,000 destroyed
All that my childhood held dear
They arrive in planes and limos
Coal fired...

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Categories: summit, animal, earth, earth day, education, environment,
Form: Light Verse

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: summit, fantasy, metaphor, nature,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member On Mountain Nine
Running beauty rippled in crystal white
No whisper in the air, just a wondrous sight
My eyes ascend in awe to a far light
Small and empty observing...

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Categories: summit, beauty, creation, feelings, heaven, inspiration, muse,
Form: Monorhyme
He just appeared to me, like wispily curling 
Chimney smoke, 
One grim and early morning in the very midst of 
Decembers briefest days, on the...

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Categories: summit, nature, universe,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Climbing Mt Hope
I reach the edge of the woods
and glimpse
the summit:
high, far –
and daunting.

I must not look up too much,
for I might lose courage.

I need patience,
to string...

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Categories: summit, inspirational, mountains,
Form: Free verse


A climbing process
A gradual, grand ascent to view?
Mind can inveigle such

To go where all manner wild affecting grows
Foothills of some towering height
Mind can...

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Categories: summit, imagination,
Form: Free verse
Ghosts of the Sun Dance-Part 2
8. Transformation

Yielding to those who have mastered the art
Of grasping one's place in existence's grand scheme
Life’s constant challenges never depart
But humble diligence will grow the...

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Categories: summit, spiritual, sports,
Form: Crown of Sonnets
Premium Member Pride of the Motherland
Riding an elephant
Down the narrow trail looking triumphant
Scanning the golden landscape
Like Hannibal with enemies in flight
Sight from a lofty height
King of the jungle moving
With lioness...

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Categories: summit, adventure, history, hope, life, love, nature,
Form: Narrative
Rhythmic Perfection (anapestic trimeter)
There's a river that twists in the mind
that I plunder and ravish with sieves,
on crusades to the summit of rhyme
where my Phoenix of tropes and...

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Categories: summit, imagination, on writing and words, me,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Heart's Journey
Should there be such pain in 
passion of the heart?
Or does the heart, 
simply by beating, 
know the boundaries of pain 
when it can no...

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Categories: summit, heart, love,
Form: Free verse
Emptiness of Living
The confusion of the living
With its sad and futile passions;
Is wearing out the people
As a woman wears out fashions.

What men have taken from the many

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Categories: summit, life, men,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member To Touch a God
The earth is heaving its last sigh.
Birds twitter in the growing chill.
I wait for wind to sweep the sky.
Like Icarus, though I may fail,
from this...

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Categories: summit, philosophy,
Form: Sonnet
Puppy love vs true love
Once love, or rather, that which I thought was love
Swept me over
And had me racing up on a highway
I raced up and up
Till I reached...

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Categories: summit, love,
Form: Free verse

Pain had damaged her wings
in her seemingly endless struggles
beating them against the valley walls,
then, in the last days she made haste 
and climbed to the...

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Categories: summit, freedom,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Black Hills wept for Thee
The Black Hills wept for Thee

East of the Black Hills of South Dakota, 
On the Pine Ridge Reservation,
Live a proud tribe of Oglala Lakota, 

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Categories: summit, betrayal, blessing, children, december, fate, forgiveness,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member Can't Walk Away - That Colorful Drug
Can't Walk Away

Oh, this obsession, and the need
     to reach that high once I've begun;
so hard to stop, can't walk away

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Categories: summit, addiction, drug,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Mystical Lore of the Twilight Hawk

Aloft, with keen eyes in sorbet skies’ raspberry half-light
visceral vibrations of vitality does await.
Soaring in a hush, with plumage plush, a silent stealth kite,
he glissades...

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Categories: summit, bird, conflict, death, destiny, life, nature,
Form: Rhyme

I only tell of sunny hours historically,
And go back to when I was built, 
Fifty years before Christ was born,

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Categories: summit, pride,
Form: Personification

On life's snow-covered summit I stand and my soul feels the divine breeze of eternity!

© Demetrios Trifiatis
    07 November 2018


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Categories: summit, death, emotions, life,
Form: Monoku
Premium Member For Michelle
And soar
Reconstruct With Glee
You are limit-less
Imagination Rises
Fearing nothing
Head toward the summit
Give yourself permission
Think and fly


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Categories: summit, inspiration, self,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member From Pinnacle to Cynical
From Pinnacle to Cynical 

When we were young
We had our dreams
But, in our future we would find
That many times along the way
There were mountains, we...

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Categories: summit, adventure, allusion, change, future, life, retirement,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Canto XXVI Hell translation part2
After the flame had come here for news
When to my duke right seemed time and too place,
In such a way I heard him to diffuse:


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Categories: summit, fantasy,
Form: Terza Rima
Clash of Champions

Two rivals meet after long time,
The battleground set for a thrash,
Defying age, not in their prime,
They're geared up for a summit clash;

It's a tense atmosphere...

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© Jo Daniel  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: summit, metaphor, sports,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Mountain I Believed to Be Id
Across the valley
Stood the mountain I believed to be id
Two levels and a summit
Made it appear layered
Like first-dynasty pyramids

It would be a long climb
Step, stumble,...

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Categories: summit, adventure, green, introspection, life, me, paradise,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Pinnacle
Inviting and magnetic the towering awesome sight
A perspective of domineering rock and icy peaks
It challenges, dares and beckons with unfolding beauty
Stretching upwards into shades of...

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Categories: summit, mountains, success, perspective,
Form: Free verse