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Best Swampland Poems

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


Under A Miccosukee Sky

Big Cypress stirs, heated by Miccosukee 
sky hung in spun gold. Rising in the east, 
morning sways with waves of river grass
as the elder paddles...

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Categories: swampland, culture, native american, nature,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member Season of Rust
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In the dim, dank night, looming high on the hill
Beyond the depth of the swampland, brackish, and still
A secret mansion, boarded, barred, hovers in the...

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Categories: swampland, fantasy, imagination,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Original Mr Shy Guy


Used to be a shy and retiring type
Back then but this is now
Like a Super Hero I burst onto the scene
To share my extensive knowhow

People...

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Categories: swampland, humorous,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Montezuma's Revenge


Must stay close to the WC

Senior Montezuma is laughing hysterically

Thoroughly enjoying his revenge at my expense

Didn't drink the water but it made no difference

Been back...

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Categories: swampland, humorous,
Form: Narrative
Concord Massachusetts Passingways
Haunted...
glowing foot falls on the dusted wooden planks cross the bridge
following them 
I swing around enormous trees 
skirt quickly...trying to catch up

were we holding hands...

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Categories: swampland, funeral, garden, history, i love you,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member Sleeping Beauty
I walked into the castle
Up on the hills and in the glens
There she was dressed in white satin
She was wide eyed and smiling
The princess of...

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Categories: swampland, fantasy, passion, philosophy, romantic,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member You Do Not Know Me
Dark angels dance overhead
Storm clouds swirl within my head
Smiles are the veils of hidden thoughts
Tormented souls question not what is not

Ile St Louis, a swamp...

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Categories: swampland, evil, flower, tribute,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Watching isms
There is a world of difference
between schism and jism,
but they both end up the same.

Just as patriarchal Roman Catholicism
overpowers living and breathing Christianity,
so too does...

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Categories: swampland, culture, earth day, health, philosophy, psychological,
Form: Political Verse
Louisiana
Memories of childhood.



I weep hidden among the shadows of my stained glass window.
I long for the scent of magnolis when the wind blows.
Sunrise over plantations...

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Categories: swampland, childhood, imagination, inspirational, life, nature, people,
Form: Free verse
SPILL
Hurricane of oil
nears the pristine swampland of
Louisiana's future. 

[Written after the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010]...

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© Jim Tidd  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: swampland, earth, environment,
Form: Haiku
The Devil Never Sleeps
Sacrificial, the non-closure of gecko eyes, and counts the lines
Drawn of rain and neon on my window’s negative plate;
In restless turpitude, nervous sanction, switch flicked
The...

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© Tony Bush  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: swampland, allegory, angst, death, faith, life, mystery,
Form: Blank verse
Tragedy of Intelligent man
Sandy nations of Arabia
bushes of Tropical Congo
rocky lands of Afghanistan
the dry soils of Somalia
waters of the Mediterranean
bush land of Karamoja*
forestland of Colombia
ragged dress of ozone...

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Categories: swampland, humanity, satire, wisdom,
Form: Free verse
Biggest deer
Spring makes union with the sun
Young fawn is having fun
Down the river the fawn will run
Playing in nurturing like her mother rays of the sun

As...

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Categories: swampland, animal, fantasy,
Form: Rhyme
Red Red Rain
The still waters of the swampland smell like death and feel like fear.
Dangling moss whips through the wind as darkness nears.
The sun fades and the...

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Categories: swampland, adventure, death, mystery, places, satire, time,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Ghost of Boggy Creek
Long ago when I was younger, yearn for knowledge I did hunger,
heard about a rumor going ‘round.
Twas a legend told for ages, passed along as...

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Categories: swampland, dark, horror, scary,
Form: Narrative
Mystery
In a misty fog enshrouded pool
of blue and green, so dark and cool

something stirs both to and fro
it's unlike anything you know

It's more like something...

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Categories: swampland, creation, fear, mystery, surreal,
Form: Rhyme
NOW YOU KNOW
You are not with yourself today.
Conversation was stopped, from cloud to cloud.
Now you know what you did not want to know.

No longer the pathless destiny,...

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Categories: swampland, faith, family, fantasy, father, food, children
Form: ABC
Siren
It is whispered in the delta blues, a fierce burning sound
That moves up from the waters edge and drifts and swirls around;
And snakes lithely through...

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© Tony Bush  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: swampland, death, life, mystery, passion, men,
Form: Verse
Mad Anthony's Masterstroke, Part II
The British traded with Major Murfree,
a galling fire the redcoats did see,
while Wayne waded through the deep swampland,
at the front a corps of axemen did...

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Categories: swampland, america, conflict, courage, hero, history, hope,
Form: Epic