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Best Swash Poems

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

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: swash, fantasy,
Form: Ballad

The airy mountain, lush and green, they call home
Perched on shaky rock, the waters beneath swash and foam
Goats graze, cattle feed, fields of corn and...

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Categories: swash, america, analogy, fate,
Form: tristich
Premium Member Mastered Puppets
Mastered Puppets

Of the voices thrown and never shown their cries travel well
A starving sewn with a bitter bone of their life a quiet quell
With larval...

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Categories: swash, children, humanity, voice,
Form: Rhyme
Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Tums
My wife and I went for a cruise in the Caribbean Sea,
I decided that I would talk like a pirate ‘till she got sick of...

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© Tony Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: swash, food, funny, me, me,
Form: Light Verse

We’d had an angry tearful spat
Don’t remember over what:
Stormed out of house down to beach.      ...

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Categories: swash, allegory
Form: Narrative

Premium Member Madcap Happiness
happiness, puppy-sweet, lapping at toes. the strumming of sea nymph shells. the laughter of intoxicated friends, slightly tipsy, imbibing in whites and reds, sharing spousal...

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Categories: swash, friendship, imagination,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member The Pirate's Cove (Anaphora)
I like sailing on the high seas over crystal blue waters
I like seeing the waves rising and feeling the splash
I like sights of jolly pirates...

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Categories: swash, adventure, history, imagination, life, people, places,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Dancing Shimmy with Jimmy
My lala mal flats is skinking like that
Shimmy, Jimmy, gimme some of that hat
We're fleshing and flexing, cheek to cheek
meshing, on do-own
Shimmy, little Jimmy will...

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Categories: swash, blue, dance, music, passion, repetition, romance,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The beach at Orca Praia Funchal Madeira
The beach at Orca Praia – Funchal Madeira

The powerful deep blue ocean
Expends its tidal force
Pounding down upon sea pebbles
With thud and smash so coarse

Watching from...

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Categories: swash, good morning, image, joy, magic, ocean,
Form: Rhyme
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a torn sun once wholly wise, the kind that sparkled whistling eyes
now a broken porcelain...

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Categories: swash, hope, natural disasters, people
Form: Rhyme
Halloween Partytime - contest
clink clunk the bones go clank
hanging there from the curtain rail
large pumpkin and shaping knife ready
it will be a great party time, without fail

when you...

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Categories: swash, halloween,
Form: Rhyme
Here I stand, upon a lonely cliff; 
Outcropped above glittering white-wash waves. 
The swash of the sea and the vivid smell 
Challenges my deepest inner...

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Categories: swash, absence, abuse, anger, angst, death, depression,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member White Shoulders
I am her child again...
I'm wearing my pink flannel pajamas, the ones with tiny roses.
I'm curled up in the middle of her big four-poster.
And watching...

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Categories: swash, childhood, love, motherchild, child,
Form: Free verse
This Morning I Woke Up A Pirate
Shiver me timbers
What's going on
I was dressed as a pirate 
When I woke up this morn

I looked in the mirror
And let out an Arrrr....
I came...

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Categories: swash, funny, humor,
Form: Free verse
Meandering horizontally,through a wide open chasm,
Inundated to a depth you can't really fathom.
Unlike a stream,this aint no dream;
When she reaches the rapids,you'll have no chance...

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Categories: swash, dedication
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member THE RED DRAGON

clad in black, she shakes with fear
the still of multitudinous lights
very far - up close and personal

she could sense its intense heat
shaking like...

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Categories: swash, bible, stars,
Form: Free verse
Woke Up This Morning A Pirate
Shiver me timbers
What's going on
I was dressed as a pirate 
When I woke up this morn

I looked in the mirror
And let out an Arrrr....
I came...

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Categories: swash, funny, humor,
Form: Light Verse
Deal with the Devil
A distant howl is heard
Nearing... Closer...Coming
hounds on the trail
seeking flesh- soiled flesh.

Ghosts creeping in the yard
graves dug unwilling to rest
humming your name
The noise of the...

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Categories: swash, dark,
Form: Free verse
They copied but we xerox
Our forefathers wrote letters,
Youngsters e-mail
Women were disheveled, disarmed,
Girls model, parlour, potter
Females rinsed,
Eves today mix, swish, swash,
Sagacious scholars counted on fingers,
eggheads now...

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© Gargi Saha  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: swash, life
Form: Free verse
The Ocean
Swish swash, swish, swash 
Back and forth, to and fro
You must keep steady watch 
Or you'll be gone before you know

To witness is a gift

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Categories: swash, appreciation, beauty, environment, ocean, passion, sea,
Form: Rhyme
Missing you
I have no quarrel with my four walls
We get along just fine
When it rains or when busy night falls
I see in it some design
A sort...

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Categories: swash, friendship, missing, lonely, missing,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Once again
Once Again
By Franklin Price

Once again to sail
My ship into the port

Once again to capture
Booty from the fort

Once again to swing
My saber in the air

Once again,...

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Categories: swash, freedom, imagination, philosophy, travel,
Form: Rhyme
Power aim of light
In a buffer zone
Of day and night
When the light was passing
His baffle to the night
Dark come out of light
Or light come out of dark
In a...

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Categories: swash, light, love, universe,
Form: ABC
The Impossible Bottle
Romantic but not by beauty                    ...

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© John Beam  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: swash, adventure, lonely, music, romance, sea, song,
Form: Free verse
Day to avoid trouble
I wake up early to do my responsible
By clearing all the table
Making life confortable 
As you know people are insatiable 
As I...

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Categories: swash, peace,
Form: Classicism