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Best Swan Poems

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

Premium Member Swan Ballerina Pages
Like delicate white swans were they,
the white swans of a grand ballet -
ballerinas waiting in a row
underneath the candlelight’s soft glow.

But what are ballerinas with...

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Categories: swan, poetess, poetry,
Form: Personification

The Swan
The Swan 

Feathers floating in the wind
Perform in slow motion,
Each drift into the shadows of yesterday
She is not me -- She is not you!

A theme,...

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Categories: swan, beautiful, romantic, wife,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Moon, The Swan, The Rose
The Moon, The Swan, The Rose

I see an enchanted image that you’ve never dreamed of
With reflections twinkling while dancing on wave drops
Of a dreamy blue...

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Categories: swan, beautiful, bird, moon, rose,
Form: Terza Rima
Premium Member Birth Of A Swan

of the darkness

star-lanterns’ beam finds an awakening dream - 
a strewn snowy stream 
gracing the depths of the black swan night


from the realm of...

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Categories: swan, beauty, birth, december, love, mother, spiritual,
Form: Free verse
Haiku 69-About The Swan Lake
swan lake

a feather falls 


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Categories: swan, bird, blue,
Form: Haiku

Premium Member The Great Swan
"Who's woods are these anyway'.

Who's woods that I  dwell?

The house of Usher I know so well.

I seek to skate on the frozen lake.

These woods...

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Categories: swan, death, sick,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member May it be an Evening Star of Peace - In Collaboration with our PS community Poets
Like the Evening Star guided ancient mariners through calm or troubled seas
Let it guide and help spread this message of Peace to the far ends...

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Categories: swan, beautiful, peace, star,
Form: Verse
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: swan, body, death, fantasy, kiss, love, me,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member Crying River
Crying River (The Untold Ballad) 

Undercover waters of rain dash
Cold children, no smiling splash
Tragic sobs, epic force of the mountain rain
Beautiful as it may seem...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: swan, beautiful, cry, deep, freedom, river, snow,
Form: Ballad
Diamond Cut
"A Broken Demo"

In a desperate cry for help
She hires every jeweler
A cheap sheep crying, Wolf!
Using old repeating politic
utilizing lies * manipulation 
To cover the Glass...

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Categories: swan, abuse, evil, leadership, political, power, slam,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I am not Brave
How brave the amaryllis is
emerging naked from the soil,
an umber golden spear to pierce
the heresy of August air.

I am not brave like pilgrim bulbs,
though planted...

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Categories: swan, color, flower, metaphor, nature,
Form: Blank verse
Here, Again: The Autumn Equinox
Written for the Avebury Gorsedd, 24th September 2016  
I wish you well...

I’m here, again…
Come riding in, upon the western wave
My hair all wove with...

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Categories: swan, autumn, england, myth, nature, seasons, spiritual,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Music to my ears
When life is like an evanescent dewdrop,
spirits fade like ashes in a cimmerian shade

but then you smile, 
enlightening like a crescent moon,
sparkling in silent serenity.


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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: swan, love, Lullaby,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member YES DEAR LOL

I have here an old solution
For conflict resolution
Not to mention domestic pollution 
I say 'Yes Dear!'

When the situation is tense
With a subject like pounds...

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Categories: swan, humor, marriage,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member At Heaven's Gate - Parts 1 and 2
PART 1:          THE MEETING

Alone one night neath lantern light, I trudged a weary mile.
Forlorn, I went...

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Categories: swan, fantasy,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member Heaven and Hell
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Categories: swan, depression, imagination, light,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Fat Girl Cries
fat girl cries
big fat tears
down her chubby cheeks
down her pillar like neck
which was once
much like a swan
now gone

fat girl sighs
big fat sigh...
a heart groan of...

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Categories: swan, anger, beauty, change, heartbreak,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Sweetest Song
(This is about an Irish/Celtic legend:
Oenghus & Caer)

A hundred-fifty swans in dancing light
of sun were shimmering upon the lake
when Oenghus, God of Love, beheld the...

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Categories: swan, lovelove,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Queen of dance
From far they come and watch,
to see if they're her match.
How they wish for a chance,
to sway the queen of dance.

In awe they watch her...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: swan, dance, love, soulmate,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member On Tranquil Lake

Glass-like smooth of even's yawn
          Just I, alone, and one cob swan

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Categories: swan, earth, introspection, nature, soulmate, spiritual,
Form: Rubaiyat
Songs From A Sated Heart
Scents of love hover and linger 

entwined with the autumn wind

long past the morning chill

wrapping me in your comfort and warmth

a taste of honey remains


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© Tim Smith  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: swan, love,
Form: Free verse
I Do Not Love You Like The Crescent Moon
I do not love you like the crescent moon
majestically erupting into a star filled night   
nor do I love you like the pearl...

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© Tim Smith  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: swan, love,
Form: Free verse
Poets of a New Dawn

Taking a long ink dip in a desert pond,
rejected drake words
ripple echoes in the wilderness: Tread with care!
Dreadnought thoughts silicate crystalized,
glass menagerie opens to a...

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Categories: swan, poets, truth, visionary, wisdom,
Form: Prose Poetry
Spiritual Moment
“Mystic Moment with you”

A natural look of who I am on the inside.
A reality check of who you are on the outside.

A mirror facing west...

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Categories: swan, image, love, mirror,
Form: Rhyme

Ferdinand the frog was as mute as a swan
as his friends hopped to school one by one 
he would sit on the rocks and silently...

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Categories: swan, children, , Lullaby,
Form: Rhyme