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Best Surveys Poems

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


Premium Member The Angel Inside
Coral life forms in copious swarms
feast in the Cambrian chyme,
dividing their cells and forming their shells
to end on the seafloor as lime.
Tectonic churning and magma...

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© Roy Jerden  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: surveys, allegory, angel, art, beautiful, pain,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member TENTACLES
In the heart of the blackest abyss, down, 
Down, in fathoms deep crypt, where light
Does not penetrate, and the structured protective hauls,
Of men, are crushed...

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© cherl dunn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: surveys, boat, fantasy, halloween, history, imagery, mythology,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member My Lady's Garden
The sun has arisen
To greet the early morn
and drops of dew rest
on the leaves of Eden
The continuous murmur 
of a water fount
for wrens to quench...

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Categories: surveys, for her,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Optimistic White
We celebrate the optimist
Extolling his cheery ways
As the light shines upon him 
We think he's worthy of our praise

He seems to have the answers
With him...

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Categories: surveys, introspection,
Form: Quatrain
in the farmer's song
so, i got to thinking
about all those words
planted in my language
where fertility grew them
to leave and stalk and pod

the farmer's words scatter
my fields like seed...

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© Goode Guy  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: surveys, inspirational, nature, on work and working,
Form: Free verse



Tribute to My Father
You taught me how a mortal should live
And this I value more than what Kings give,
Your meek gait from the church into the grave
Such long-lasting...

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Categories: surveys, tribute,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Under My Skin
Alone she sits at a table for two
In the corner bistro off Main
Cole Porter’s "I’ve Got You under My Skin"
Wafts softly throughout the room 
After...

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Categories: surveys, fantasy, hope, love, sad,
Form: Narrative
Cry from the Rim
Where the water washes white surfs across
Sand banks porous with green dreams in our hearts
Where the sun surveys the wet desert of loss
The salt thread...

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Categories: surveys, historypeople, sea, water, people, sea, water,
Form: Verse
Cuckoo Dancers
Cuckoo Dancers

Discarded dusty beer bottle lying dormant on the tracks
Commuters await their carriage
Adorned in business like macks
Trees sway in gentle breeze
Capable of more tension,
Performing their...

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Categories: surveys, fun, imagery,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Where the Raven Reigns
There at the gateway
To Heaven or hell
They come 
When their living is done
To eternally sleep
Beneath the black clouds
That seep
Like ink
On a satin white sheet
Where the...

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Categories: surveys, death
Form: ekphrasis
Premium Member Twilight Eyes
Eyes the color of twilight hours,
looks down from a canvas throne.
Captured for an eternity,
her languid form, in repose.

Queen of all she surveys,
within these crumbling walls.
Moth...

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Categories: surveys, people,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Gleanings
My old friend struggles
with his life's meaning.
Familiar with dead cats, Newton,
Einstein and incredible fractals,
he gleans patterns instantly
and misses nothing
in his galactic surveys,
nor leave a clue...

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Categories: surveys, allegoryold, old,
Form: Free verse
It's Spring
It’s Spring

Today I saw
A swallow fly
And spring was nigh,
An oaken branch
Puts forth its leaves
And winter grieves.
A bluebell shoot
Escapes the earth
Which gave it birth,
A black- faced...

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© May Fenn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: surveys, first love, happiness, love, nature, spring,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Soaring Eagles
The majestic eagle preens itself as a brilliant new day is born,
Flexing its lithesome wings to prepare for its daily bourne.
The rising sun enhances it...

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Categories: surveys, bird,
Form: Rhyme
THE MOTHERS CRY
I am tired of seeing our mothers cry;
It’s painful to see their tears.
It’s been happening much too long,
Down through the years.

You don’t want us to...

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Categories: surveys, africa, bereavement, culture, god, heartbreak,
Form: Rhyme
Osprey


    gliding high on wing
    he surveys still water -
    osprey swoops for kill
...

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Categories: surveys, bird,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member TANGENT



Black crow surveys
Two sparrows chat;
Food for thought

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Air-con leaking
Messy affair;
Slippery pathway

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Two toddlers laugh
Playground adventure;
Proud parents chit-chat

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April showers
Thundering rain drops;
Wetness blooms

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Moments freeze
Swirling slowly;
Rainy day moods

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By my work...

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Categories: surveys, change,
Form: Haiku
No turning back
A Mothers Meditation

I taught her better.
I didn’t want this for her
She’s followed my tracks
Look at her, life is ruined
She knows not what she’s done


	The Daughters...

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Categories: surveys, daughter, education, family, father, girlfriend-boyfriend, health,
Form: Tanka
It's a Serengeti Kind of Thing
The lion gently lies down upon the grass 
With great caution he surveys the vast plains ahead of him
What will he have for his noonday...

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Categories: surveys, africa, animal, conflict, imagination, perspective,
Form: Free verse
A Saga Awaits You
The crowd pushes as your soul pulls,
You along your path to obscurity,
Where the light is engulfed,
By the clouds of eternity...

Timidly you lag behind,
Lost in the...

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Categories: surveys, faith, friendship, inspirational, introspection, life, philosophy,
Form: Ballad
The Prince
lone prince howling
aloft his cold rocky throne throne
surveys his kingdom







Liz Reilly
...

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Categories: surveys, animals,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member A Little Boy's Hope
His castle surveys the morning sky
before the gauntlet of daylight falls.
And stands guard least a dragon fly by
this wooden fortress with rough-hewn walls.
Windows direct dawn’s...

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Categories: surveys, angst, child, childhood, dream, fantasy, feelings,
Form: Rhyme
KINGDOM OF THE FROG
By a still pond where the water lilies plate the mirror fair
the dragonflies in neon burst unzip the summer air
beneath the wilting willow in rippling...

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Categories: surveys, happiness, introspection, seasons, summer, blue, summer,
Form: Rhyme
Molly My Watch-bird
Well I could write endlessly about Frankie my cute English bulldog,
But when it comes to being a good watchdog, she’s closer to a log.
I do...

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© Lee Ramage  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: surveys, animals, funny, bird, bird, , cute,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Eagle
The magnificent eagle grooms itself as a brilliant new day is born.
It flexes its mighty wings to prepare for its daily bourne.
Its beautiful plumage is...

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Categories: surveys, nature, day,
Form: Rhyme