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Best Swale Poems

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


Premium Member The Stone
The Tale below was carved one night
Upon the Stone, by candlelight
...most won’t believe, but some just might
.........most won’t believe, but some just might



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Categories: swale, body, death, fantasy, kiss, love, me,
Form: Ballad



Premium Member A Winter Sun
Upon this yearly powdered dale,
where leafless birch in talon-ed stance
come begging in their circumstance,

the snowflakes fell in silent veil 
as thick as densely woven cloth
to...

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Categories: swale, snow, sun, winter,
Form: Rhyme
Epitaph to a Happy Mosquito
T'was a warm summer's day, when I took to the trail,
to cruise that old black spruce, way down in the swale.

A gallon of bug dope...

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Categories: swale, cowboy-western, funny, nature, me, me,
Form: Ballad
A FULL MOON NIGHT
The moon, pausing near her zenith,
On that balmy night in May,
Painted a warm, nocturnal landscape, 
In varying shades gray.

A mockingbird insomniac,
With golden harp did play,
And...

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Categories: swale, childhood, nature, nostalgia, seasons,
Form: Quatrain
Frog Legs
You may not know
I have the worlds biggest toe
I also have a gigantic frown
The biggest frown ever seen around

I dropped a slimy creek stone and...

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Categories: swale, animal, food, pain,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member A Tale of Survival
A naive grasshopper 
 spun in the death web of a starving wolf spider,
Providing hours of facination and wonder to the curious child
He too must...

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Categories: swale, childhood, growing up, child, child, me,
Form: Free verse
The Captain
He sat all alone, drinking jim beam and coke

Looking out as the waves crashed ashore

He kept to himself, drinking jim beam and coke

As the storm...

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Categories: swale, america, bereavement, child, dad, grief, loss,
Form: Epic
Days of the year
The days of the year has quickly flown by
collecting aspects of serenity in the clouds, 
for passing storms to stir the tremulous sky, 
and try...

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Categories: swale, birthday, blessing, celebration, cheer up, christian,
Form: Free verse
Free Land
Beyond the paved two-lane with its solid centerline,
and bounded by NO TRESPASS signs; 
beyond the turn-off onto gravel and the last barking dog 
who keeps...

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Categories: swale, nature
Form: Free verse
THE UNPLANNED JOURNEY
THE UNPLANNED JOURNEY
by
JOHN M. ARRIBAS





I had a great breakfast gave a nice tip to the girl
I was late, had to swerve to avoid hitting a...

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Categories: swale, allegory, allusion, death, destiny, journey, voyage,
Form: Rhyme
Cause of Fate
A drop of water spun from its cause
Spilled into the ocean bewildered of its loss

“Won’t you tell me what the angels sing?
To forget sorrows and...

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Categories: swale, life, love, , fate,
Form: I do not know?
sizes matter
"sizes matter" chirped the hatter before 
popping the size 8 and 1/4 on his head
and jumping theatrically into his bed
hat and clothes all snuggled into...

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© Goode Guy  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: swale, fantasy,
Form: Rhyme
CHANGE
Waking to that familiar fabric of dawn, pink-hued 
Hewn from the previous black quilted night
It dawns on me:

At a time, it shall prevail 
upon us all, the...

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© Toni Orban  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: swale, break up, change,
Form: Free verse
Driving Where We Used to Ride
6 earthmovers terracing a hill, 
no more horses in a swale of green.				
4 lanes westbound, 4 lanes east. 
Caterpillars are eating the fields> 
We take...

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Categories: swale, nature, places, sad,
Form: Free verse
More Human
There's a gift that man has, that's uniquely our own,
not in fishes, nor birds, nor beasts that do roam.
And we doubt that in Heaven, where...

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© Sam Shada  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: swale, introspection, life, nature,
Form: Ballad