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Best Surreal Poems

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


Premium Member The Red Leaf


the raspy whisper

finally
 
gets my full attention -
wistfully I smile
..for its persistence reminds me of you..

the crisp red leaf 
scuttles scrapingly
across the gray pavement
to and...

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Categories: surreal, death, emotions, grief, heartbroken,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member The Dark Side of October
The Dark Side of October

Late October moon is waking, through this cemetery shaking,
shaking as the cold wind breaking, walking ‘neath an old oak tree.
Stones like...

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Categories: surreal, dark, horror, october, scary,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member My Pirate Women
Pirate women permeate my spaces.
They are fierce and fabulous.
You dare not lie to them.
They will cut you to shreds, with their swords.

Cut  you to...

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Categories: surreal,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member COSMIC DREAMS


Be it evidence consequence or coincidence
Every night as I succumb to somnolence

Heavenly smoke rings of frankincense
Rise upwards with sweet opulence

Dulcet dreams inevitably commence
Without fanfare hype...

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Categories: surreal, dream, fantasy, night, sleep,
Form: Monorhyme
Premium Member RAINBOW


green
            yellow
            ...

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Categories: surreal, color, fantasy, hope, myth,
Form: Concrete



Paper Dolls
she is everything you have seen in the movies
crayola hair
velvet dress
sugar in her veins
tears glued to her face
she fingerpaints the kitchen walls like a little...

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Categories: surreal, addiction, beautiful, emotions, fire,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Dancing In Horror With Fate In Blackest Abyss Collaboration with Kurt Ravidas
Dancing In Horror With Fate In Blackest Abyss
Collaboration with Kurt Ravidas

I walk mountain storm, step out to cut deep its edge
forever tempting that fall from...

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Categories: surreal, art, dark, evil, fantasy,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member THE STORM
I BUTTON THE SHUTTERS HIGH AND LOW,
AS HIGH STRONG WINDS BEGIN TO BLOW. 
A NIGHT OF TERROR BEFORE MY EYES,
AS DARK GRAY CLOUDS HAVE FILLED...

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Categories: surreal, adventure, nature, night, perspective,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member The China Virus
The China Virus

It has no brain
yet it outsmarts
many little red funny caps
thanks to them
xi virus
will be great again
...

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Categories: america, death, international, surreal,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member In Emerald Shadows
Trying to hide in conspicuous places
a night on the town in their false, plastic faces.
Sweetly they sweep through magnificent halls,
top-dollar galas and masquerade balls --...

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Categories: surreal, abuse, analogy, betrayal, dance,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member For This Is The Story, An Old Poet Sought Not To Miss
For This Is The Story, An Old Poet Sought Not To Miss
 (Part One)

I've ate Eden's last apple, coveted Jason's* golden fleece
chained myself in caverns...

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Categories: surreal, creation, fantasy, hyperbole, mythology,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member we are one


I've lost all perception 
                    ...

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Categories: identity, love, soulmate, surreal,
Form: Monoku
The Jackson County Fair
In my travels late one night 
upon a country road
Across the fields and in the distance 
something surely glowed
Perhaps a fire over there? 
Though I...

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Categories: dark, scary, surreal,
Form: Ballad
My Sun is Orange
my Sun is Orange

my morning Sun is orange
The yellow is stained
with the Blood of my People
for that is what we
are reminded of
each day

when it rises...

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Categories: surreal, humanity, peace, political, power,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Brief Encounter
brief encounter

a man invisible
but for his wit
landed on my world 
lightly it seemed 
until he left
...

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Categories: education, surreal,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member What If


There we were -
veiled in the sheer-yet-semi-private aura of morning twilight;
where only outlines can be seen
but where everything is felt in its full strength and...

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Categories: surreal, life, lost love, perspective,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member NEW YEAR


This year more than ever
I long to surpass myself
The clock is ticking
No longer can I recklessly 
Take the gift of time for granted

I dream this...

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Categories: surreal, art, color, fantasy, hope,
Form: Free verse
A Cup
It started with a cup.
The cup turned into a bottle.
The bottle made an addiction.
Addiction morphed into violence.
Violence grew into destruction.
Destruction Destroyed reason.
The reason delivered abuse.


-Fox...

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Categories: surreal, abuse, addiction, deep, depression,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member MY HEART SINGS


My heart sings lines of poetry
Inside my head I dance carefree
The grass is cool between spry toes
Serene adrift a purple rose
How summer days so quickly...

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Categories: surreal, fantasy, freedom, heart, nature,
Form: Rondeau
Premium Member THE ROAD TO MY FATHER'S HOUSE


The road to my father’s house
Is paved with hills and valleys
Outstretched horizons
And sunfilled crystal skies
How he loved the land
Each slope each field
With a consuming veneration
Fueled...

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Categories: surreal, father, love, nature, nostalgia,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member What It Isn't
it isn't what it is
it is what it isn't

a window               ...

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© John Watt  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: metaphor, simile, surreal, symbolism,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Watering the Garden of Dreams
taciturn springs rising
from within the quarry 
of deep earth's wisdom
urging lyrical waters to transpose
while held like singing seas of living reveries
of history and infinity
misting to...

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Categories: surreal, creation, dream, fate, garden,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member HIDDEN MEANING


inexplicable coincidences
mystic synchronicity
divinity at work



Submitted on March 22, 2019, for contest WRITING CHALLENGE 4, MARCH 2019_KIMO sponsored by DEAR HEART  -  RANKED 2ND
...

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Categories: surreal, encouraging, inspirational, mystery, spiritual,
Form: Kimo
Premium Member DAYBREAK PRELUDE


Flashing lights and glitter
In the wee hours of the morn
Strange variety of critters
Walking about the streets
Suspicious characters
Nothing like the daytime breed
Nocturnal creepy crawlers
Lurking creatures of...

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Categories: surreal, city, morning, night, people,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member OASIS


Perfect makings of a daydream
Dancing carefree on a sunbeam
A deep breath and my eyes close
The air inviting as water flows
Seeping in serenity to the core
Despite...

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Categories: surreal, beautiful, inspirational, nature, peace,
Form: Rhyme