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Best Swamps Poems

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


Thickets, Swamps And Forests
Thickets, Swamps And Forests

Travelling through the thickets, swamps and forests
The trail you walk takes you through an unseen world
Massive trees shade the rocky trail
Trees born...

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Categories: swamps, hope, introspection, nature, beautiful, care, world,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member It Was Her Poetry Seduced Me

When Thor struck his hammer
upon the flat ground on Earth
it was the pieces withstood the blow we named rock,
constructs we came to know as the...

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Categories: swamps, beauty,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Great Horned Owl
In the daylight hours, I spend  my time
So high on a perch, in a lofty pine
Where I fluff and comb my pretty plumes
And wait...

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Categories: swamps, bird, flying, nature,
Form: Personification
Premium Member A Willow Tree
Someday I'd like to wander free
like butterfly, like bumblebee,
perhaps to plant a willow tree
beside the silent solemn sea,

before these things exist no more,
from mountain top...

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Categories: swamps, daffodils, nature,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member In Life
In life they take and take, dignity, peace. In life they trick us into nothing. Lower than soil; deeper than roots; sunk in swamps.

In death...

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Categories: swamps, death, life,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member The River Mersey and The Black Pearl New Brighton
 The River Mersey and The Black Pearl New Brighton 

Let the Caribee and sultry sea call to the pirates bold. 
But on this shore,...

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Categories: swamps, adventure, beach, boat, imagination, river,
Form: Verse
The Island
My island slept for years in the care
Of Tainos, Caribs and Arawak
Their canoes on the sea breast bare
Dreaming of milk from manioc
The swamps unscarred, trees...

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Categories: swamps, places
Form: Verse
She Goes Back
She Goes Back
By Lillian J. Jeffrey


Whispers flow like a river
she will be sold
sold or rented like a cash crop

Born on a Maryland plantation
her mother works...

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Categories: swamps, anger, devotion, hope, passion, women,
Form: Alliteration
Premium Member The Parting
I took you for your final walk
On that crisp and sunny day
The blanket round your 
shoulders
To keep the chill at bay

We didn't talk the way...

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Categories: swamps, bereavement
Form: Rhyme
Swamp Life: Human Nature Contest
Swamps are like places where dinosaurs roam  
shadowed by ancient moss-draped trees.        
A prehistoric world in shades...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: swamps, life, nature,
Form: Verse
the big apple
I made a trip to New York
and surely looked like a dork
staring at the sky
scrapery so high
(and sometimes ogled a nork*)

I took a walk to...

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Categories: swamps, nonsense,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member FACING THE HURT

To ride the sea is a pleasure and a curse
as huddle of gulls, starfish dart from nowhere
enchanting frolic on breakers, they traverse
into buoyant laps with...

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Categories: swamps, courage, fear, hurt,
Form: Ottava rima
Hand from Heaven
I need a Hand from Heaven because Hell is all around
Enemies come with force to take a Godly man down
Smiles turn into frowns and frowns...

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Categories: swamps, god,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member Dining in the Everglades
Kind-hearted, loving and compassionate
Dane Ann would jump through hoops to please a friend
But by a treacherous quest she’s beset
In Everglades’ swamps she wants to descend

She...

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Categories: swamps, adventure, animals, funny,
Form: Quatrain
High Country Vale
Lush vales wedged between rolling foot hills
rugged mountain streams course through ancient vales;
water rapids breach rocks down on the dells,
vagrant pools wander out through worn...

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Categories: swamps, nature
Form: Iambic Pentameter
swamp glory
fickle crickets: 
serenading sirens
of retreat, as chartreuse digits 
creep dark alley swamps;
hanging jungle themes invade
quiet dens perpetuated by
creation’s wet glory...croaking:
ancestral tales of grandeur.

mammal sigils:
	evoking tootling...

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© Sona Wilae  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: swamps, earth, green, heartbroken, life, nature, planet,
Form: Free verse
Erectile Dysfunction

On a dark Friday night, creature crawling 
The darkness silenced, frogs in swamps shuts 
Croaking and the hissing create muted at once
To perceive the whistlers...

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Categories: swamps, allegory,
Form: Quatrain
Downer
Look at me now on a downer 
  sinking in swamps of confusion, 
nothing adds up or seems to make sense 
  life...

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© Tony Bush  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: swamps, introspection, life, philosophy, me, life, me,
Form: Rhyme
Craw-fish Boil
The leaves were turning red and gold;
And frost was in the air.
When they rounded up the Acadians,
From Miquelon and Saint Pierre.

It was a time for...

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Categories: swamps, allusion, angst, celebration, community, courage, dance,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member nineteen seventies alive and well
bell bottom blue jeans
warm belly button showing
nineteen seventies

woodstock mad music
vietnam war in full swing
youth rebelling now

free love is rampant
people living in communes
churches pray like mad

usa...

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Categories: swamps, nostalgia, war,
Form: Senryu
Solitude: To Yoda, An Ode
Green bark a prism creates,
Feel the pull of earth, you must.

Rotates, a slime of endless hates,
Can hold me not, this world’s crust.

Friendship’s ties, isolation Deflates,
Succumbs,...

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© Dan Keir  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: swamps, adventure, angst, confusion, dark, dedication, depression,
Form: Bio
Strawberry poison dart frog
Strawberry poison dart frog,
also called  a blue jean morph,
strawberry-red,
orange-red,
blue or black lower parts,
which are found in most parts of central and south america,
diurnal, brightly...

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Categories: swamps, animals,
Form: Imagism
Courtesy and Respect
Respect is never asked for. 
It's never required. 
Courtesy is not a bore. 
But it's important so we can be wired. 

Wired to create that...

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© Raj Napal  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: swamps, appreciation, giving, god, humanity, rude, thank
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Enlightening Systems
"Overcoming misleading [economic and political] metaphors
that are physically [naturally, ecosystemically, phylogenically] in [and of] 
your [ecological-organic embodied] brain
is never easy."
     ...

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Categories: swamps, blessing, humor, math, mentor, metaphor, religion,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member When Darkness Falls
I sit restless on the edge of my bed
my hands radically rubbing wringing wet
I have been right in this position a million times before, you...

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Categories: swamps, adventure, mystery, uplifting, me, me, time,
Form: Rhyme