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Best Swath Poems

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


Sweet Dixie
A land unto its own as old as dirt
Condemned by voguish northern state of mind
This realm you'd be hard-pressed to disconcert
Though his'try would prefer it...

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Categories: swath, beautiful, deep, food, happiness, home, missing,
Form: Sonnet



Premium Member Veil of Evil - Jimmy Savile

       Oh, if only ...

If only monsters ...
LOOKED like monsters.
If they lurked ONLY in the dark,
Glowing red eyes and...

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Categories: swath, abuse, anger, child abuse, evil, horror,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Wedding
Wedding Night in Raqqa

Cyclonic violet vision

Etheral and immortal

She swirls her sand baked torso.

Evoking the initial collision of primordial seed,

Swathed in gossamer purple veils,

Writhing to the...

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Categories: swath, adventure, husband, life, me, night, places,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member A World on Fire
We live today in a world of great tumult
And of rising uncertainty and anxiety 
Which pervade the world stage like a cancer

Despite soaring technological advances
Our...

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Categories: swath, allegory, change, earth, history, international, introspection,
Form: Narrative
EASTER IVY
It's used as an afterthought, fattening festive 
arrangements for Mother's Day, Easter, 
someone's birthday.  An underrated vine,
enhancing center-stage flowers whose star-power 
doesn't wear well. It's...

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© Nola Perez  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: swath, friendshipeaster, cousin,
Form: Narrative



Premium Member Such Does Exist

I ran out of breath on the road to Mumbai ...

Not for sake of dust or smog or even health. I had rounded a curve...

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Categories: swath, analogy, appreciation, beauty, imagery, love, nature,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member Twilight Plunge

Into the mountain pool I dive, headfirst ...
the suit I was born in prickling with bumps,
as the shivery wet rolls down my length.

I soar in...

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Categories: swath, imagery, love, metaphor, nature, passion, sensual,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Soul Quotient
I went out for the newspaper at the usual time this morning, shortly after 5AM, (yes, I'm one of the "odd few" who still enjoys...

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Categories: swath, analogy, appreciation, earth, life, universe, wisdom,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member Autumn Afterglow
On a far off, lonely hillside
a living spectacle awaits
where aspens spin their golden crowns
and sleepy maple trees awake. 

A place where winding paths are lined
with...

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Categories: swath, autumn, beauty, nature,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member My Next Brain
My next brain needs a bigger cow catcher.
The one I have now barely clears wolves and bears.
I want a scoop that will clear a huge...

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Categories: swath, 10th grade, 11th grade, 6th grade,
Form: Light Verse
Dragonfly

About to lay her eggs in a swath 
of scum near the water’s edge;

she hovers in motion still –
superior to a pilot’s skill –

bends her...

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Categories: swath, animal, destiny,
Form: Light Verse
Mill Creek
A little ways north of Mill Creek
the beach runs round
to a single wide arcing swath

Where the tide stems landward in shattered segments
fast against the open...

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Categories: swath, beach, , memorial,
Form: Free verse
Fredrick - September 12, 1979
He was coming.
He was coming fast.
He was coming to pay us a visit.
A brooding, lethal monster 30 miles out.
He was coming straight at us
and nothing...

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Categories: swath, house, natural disasters, weather,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Growing Up, La - Part 1
- - - Chapter 1: Early Days - - - 

My father was a rich man, la, *
Though schooled in poverty, (1)  
As such...

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Categories: swath, life, , cute,
Form: Rhyme
An Autumn Thought
On the cusp of summer the trees stand expectant, unsure,
not quite willing to let the fading sunlight be bygones

Still, some embrace the inevitable, shedding their...

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Categories: swath, autumn, earth, leaving, november, seasons, september,
Form: Verse
Black Sunday, 1935
Year five of the Great Depression. 

April 14, 1935 another Sunday of church services praying for
The rain that wasn’t coming.

And the sky turned mean and...

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© Steve Zak  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: swath, america, history, weather,
Form: Narrative
Improvements
The wilderness has been improved of late,
Or so they say.
The maple trees where sticky syrup oozed
Between the cracks of scarred and broken bark,
The wild apple...

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© Karen Ruff  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: swath, creation, environment, mountains, nature,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member JUNE
JUNE

It was a strong wind
A swath across the country
May went out with a mighty    hot exhalation
Sitting here in a synthesis of senses
I...

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Categories: swath, nature
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Beauty and You

I ran out of breath on the road to Mumbai ...

Not for sake of dust or smog or even health. I had rounded a curve...

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Categories: swath, appreciation, beauty, color, love, soulmate, travel,
Form: Free verse
PLUTO
PLUTO

The name conjures up a lot
Dopey Disney dog extra to the plot
Forgotten one-time planet of the night
Not a Jupiter giant, gassy bright,
I’m just a small...

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Categories: swath, philosophy, planet,
Form: Couplet
THE PICTURE FRAME
It stood alone upon the shelf
above the hearth, warmed by flame.
I'd gazed too many times to count
at those two inside the picture frame

Cut square from...

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© Dana Young  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: swath, family, grandparents, life, love, nostalgia,
Form: Rhyme
Sky Painter
Rays
bend.  Bow
drawn, black sky
swath of color- 
fractured light.  Vivid 
bands, electric hues, broad 
brush strokes drip and run against 
a wet canvass. ...

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© Ann Roske  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: swath, beauty, nature, rainbow,
Form: Etheree
Tying a Scarf
I’ve never learned to tie a scarf
Which makes me quite the fool
‘Cause scarves can make an outfit
Look both chic and really cool.

I stare at women...

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Categories: swath, fashion,
Form: Rhyme
My Beloved Stranger
A brightened enhance, on horizon’s chance
An aurora of hope, in season’s slope
As mother she sways in her gentlest ways
To observe in her swath, life’s blatant...

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Categories: swath, appreciation, devotion, feelings, i love you,
Form: Lyric
A Prairie Prayer
I am a humble man                    ...

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Categories: swath, earth, farm, giving, god, humanity, poverty,
Form: Personification