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Best Sutra Poems

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

Kama Sutra Typos
We got tangled up in bed
Our legs, hands, fingers, bodies
Unnaturally twisted, intertwined
All crazy angles…
Why? Because of Kama Sutra typos!


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Categories: sutra, relationship, satire, sensual,
Form: Concrete

Premium Member Rondelet: Don't blame India, the land of 64 artful Kama-Sutra positions
Rondelet: Don't blame India, the land of the 64 artful Kama-Sutra positions

    for the Punjabi Lady in an all-night jogging bus

Don't blame...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sutra, passion,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Mango Sutra
Desire burns in the heart
A little spark to fire turns
The want becomes a need
As the mango starts to ripen
From bright green to dull
Temptation calls
Sweet nectar...

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Categories: sutra, food
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Love Letter to My Friends of India
When I think of India, I think of dark eyed beauties,
their foreheads painted with decorative red dots,
and I see them moving deliciously in beautiful bright...

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Categories: sutra, community, friend,
Form: Prose
Premium Member Star Flower
In the twilight of suspended star thunder
where the waking jungle and broken Temple of tradition meet one another
she moves with a panthera prana, pranayama of...

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Categories: sutra, beauty, hindi, passion,
Form: Ode

Premium Member Romance Day And Night
Romance Day And Night

How the Romans played their moonlit dreams
splashing out near viaducts of love I can only
wonder same as with knights in shining armour

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Categories: sutra, romance, prejudice,
Form: Narrative
Making love
Those early days of passion when we went at it like rabbits
 now long since have been replaced by crochet, crosswords and such habits.
A sudden...

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© Viv Wigley  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sutra, lust,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Naughty
She is all about appearances, creating the right look
She wears glasses she doesn't need and carries around a book

She's the naughty librarian, her hair tied...

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Categories: sutra, fantasy,
Form: Rhyme
In State
Barefoot on the paving slab chill, concrete
feet feel frostbite emanations in their callused souls;
rooftop mystique clamours silent slate triangles,
perched the stray cat observers, red-eyes smoking...

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© Tony Bush  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sutra, life, people, philosophy, places, social, ,
Form: Verse

What makes one man or woman better than another?
Should we think differently of those who adapted
to another environment and adapted another color?

If our differences are...

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Categories: sutra, black african american, immigration, native american,
Form: Rhyme
a flustered tango of Gypsy moths 
drumming the porchlight; chalk artists; 
the endemic disappearance of farms—silos lost 
in unkempt fields;  space stations; the sunlit-scent...

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Categories: sutra, poetry, writing, , memorial,
Form: Free verse

Just last night,
we disrobed our senses to the gush of rain 
and a trembling heater:  stars bathing contours
through a dance of flames  as...

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Categories: sutra, conflict, emotions,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Unquotable quotes: Addictions: Smokes, Drugs, Sex, Films and Sleep - XL, Part One
Unquotable quotes: Addictions: Smokes, Drugs, Sex, Films and Sleep – XL

Where the hand leads, the eyes close.
When the eyes shut, imagination is on fire.
What you...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sutra, abuse, addiction, baby, drug, mother, sensual,
Form: Epigram
Haikus 54

	Haikus 54
	parking lot romance
	soaking wet smoochy kisses
	far too many clothes
	a wet asphalt bed
	not in the Kama Sutra
	do it anyway

These were written for photo #1 in...

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Categories: sutra, rain, romance,
Form: Haiku
Idle Fears
In the shade of a Cali wat Lao I debate with Ajahn Anan
What the secret Rakshasa Sutra must really look like.

In Lao we call them...

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Categories: sutra, fear, horror, myth, mythology, religion,
Form: Free verse
Writing Buddha
On chilly Tuesdays, I write according to a strict ethos.
Evening light is subdued in a room of primary colors,
heat on medium to ensure balance and...

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Categories: sutra, art, on writing and words, religion,
Form: Free verse
Laughter is the best medicine- Limerick contest

Karma Sutra the book that I got
since our love...

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© Viv Wigley  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sutra, love hurts,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Siddharta Gautama Buddha
Siddharta Gautama Buddha
born with a silver spoon in his mouth, tired of reading sutra
awakened to the fact, fine clothes were uncomfortable, impairing 
sat under a...

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Categories: sutra, faith,
Form: Clerihew
I  have been here, the touch of the rose petals under my feet...The drink of lotus wine, adorned in white lien  and gold......

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Categories: sutra, adventure, beautiful, deep, earth, growth, inspirational,
Form: Free verse
Pure Land Buddhist Liturgy and Prayer Book
Hi all, I have recently completed a short and easy to use Pure Land Buddhist Liturgy and Prayer Book, based on the 48 Vows of...

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Categories: sutra, art, beauty, forgiveness, prayer, religion, religious,
Form: Ode
Premium Member HAIKU MYSTIQUE 2
Stray thoughts
Noisy as monkeys;
Plunge into void

Words stray
Windy terrain;
Learn to listen

Write no more
Of you and I;
Be just one


Why write poetry?
No money in verse;
Wasted energy!

Heart sings,
Words attend;

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Categories: sutra, art, dance,
Form: Haiku
Ode to the Sages of Pure Land
The following poem is an slightly abridged and liberal translation of the poetic opening verses from Ch.31 of Upasaka Xia Lian Ju’s Infinite Life Sutra:


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Categories: sutra, allusion, appreciation, blessing, religion, religious, water,
Form: Ode
ABLAZE - Part Five

[Continued from Part Four]

The question might be asked, when it all had come to pass
and the children were delivered from the blaze en masse,
if the...

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Categories: sutra, allusion, destiny, fire, life, senses, wisdom,
Form: Narrative
SWEVEN - Part Two

[Continued from Part One]

Was this town a phantom heaven,
an imaginary sweven?
Oh deluded humankind!
It was a figment of their mind.

We are here; it’s where we are—

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Categories: sutra, allegory, allusion, deep, imagery, inspiration, journey,
Form: Narrative
Bridging East and West: Ancient Chinese Poetry Translation
Note: This is a liberal English translation of an ancient poem found in the Classical Chinese Infinite Life Sutra (which dates back to the Cao...

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Categories: sutra, art, blessing, faith, philosophy, poetry, religion,
Form: Quatrain