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Best Sweep Poems

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

Premium Member Sweep in Like a Summer Breeze
Melodies of magical wind chimes
Carry me back to such blissful times
Hand-in-hand we planned for a long life
Dreams to share as you made me your wife


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Categories: sweep, husband, lost love,
Form: Lyric

Premium Member Sea Song

Oh precious, dulcet diva, oceantide ... you, of sand and foam 
  and abundance, all your moods and meanderings speak deep

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Categories: sweep, analogy, appreciation, beach, imagery, life, metaphor,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Land of Lights
A sweep of milky waves flood onyx sands
converging under endless summer skies
of northern lights in iridescent bands
Icelandic talismans of tales sublime.

A glassy sea of crystalline...

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Categories: sweep, beauty, nature,
Form: Sonnet
Sand Dollar Dreams
It's quiet here - quiet in a way that catches me off guard. The tranquility is almost tangible, something I can touch and hold and...

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Categories: sweep, memory, nature,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member - Show Me Your Face -


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Categories: sweep, caregiving, love, me,
Form: Verse

Diamond in the Sky
A dead star that inspired this poem--the companion of the star 55 Cancri, in the constellation of Cancer the Crab--has now shrunk to only about...

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Categories: sweep, star,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Housekeeping
I'll do some housekeeping today
Take my broom and sweep the clouds away
There won't be anytime for play
But if you come and want to stay

I'll share...

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Categories: sweep, fantasy, imagination, naturestars,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member The Packing of a Suitcase
     Consider, Recall, Reflect, Hesitate, Tremble
           Before your life's vast sweep.


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Categories: sweep, destiny, journey, life, meaningful, memory,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Hands of Time-Rondeau
The Hands of Time

The hands of time stand eerie still
Where hearts chamber a cagey chill,
And whispers warn of shadows deep
With eyes that strain as shower’s...

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Categories: sweep, destiny, sleep, time,
Form: Rondeau
Premium Member Running With the Rain
Oh I love the sound of the rain
   a softly spoken spiraling sustain,
marathon runners against the grain
   all soon lost within...

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Categories: sweep, fate, november, rain,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Hogwash
Twas a fine October morning,
one September, last July!
The moon lay thick upon the ground,
the mud shone in the sky!

The flowers sang so sweetly,
the birds were...

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Categories: sweep, nonsense,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Rainbow Tree
Oh my regal Eucalyptus friend,
Your tall rainbow trunk is rooted deep,
Stationary, yet your tree tops bend
In constant unison with the wind.
My camera can’t capture your...

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Categories: sweep, nature, rainbow, tree,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Be on Guard Against Poets
My sweet child
My daughter
Be on guard
Be on guard of the man
Who plays on your heartstrings…
Not with flirtatious smile
Nor with flexed muscles
Not with devouring eyes
Nor with...

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Categories: sweep, mother daughter, poets,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Castles In The Sky
The sandman will take pause and say a prayer
Then reach in to his special bag of sand
And with a sweeping motion of his hand
Bright glitter...

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Categories: sweep, death, dream, poetry,
Form: Italian Sonnet
Premium Member the PLAGUE
as the PROPHETS of profits, WE lead and WE’re fair
while WE’re living the life of the poor BILLIONAIRE
– silver yachts, pearly castles, cash (plenty to...

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Categories: sweep, society,
Form: Quatrain
In eternal sleep i will find thee, Julia
As fiery beacons 
And cut through the
As restless sleep
Doth so tax and
Trouble me;
And I hang upon 
A promise:
That my love
For thou
I did most fervently 

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Categories: sweep, lost love, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Promise of the Pomegranates
Outside the city where the pomegranates grow,
where a heart is free and the sky is wide
where time is slow like a rivers flow
and the crow...

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Categories: sweep, hope, nature, seasons, symbolism,
Form: Lyric
If You Really Knew Me
If you Really Knew Me
By Kevin Robey
Febraury 16, 2013

If you really knew me, you’d see through these lies
The smiles and laughs, can’t conceal my eyes

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© Laura Dee  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sweep, dark, death, depression, emo,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member At the Gate of Dreamland
I know you are there
On the other side
Waiting anxiously for me
There at Dreamland’s Gate
So I close my eyes tight
To hurry myself to you
Hoping sleep comes...

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Categories: sweep, desire, dream, passion,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The SnaffyLaffy Swiger
The SnaffyLaffy Swiger
Looks something like a tiger.
His stripes are big and bright
Just like a rainbow.
They shimmer glittery
Beneath the moon glow
Florescent green, pink, blue and yellow.

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Categories: sweep, fantasy, , cute,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Child's Only Christmas
On Christmas Eve an Angel
    felt the sorrow of the Lord.
Who wept for the many Children
   sentenced to perish by...

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Categories: sweep, angel, christmas, loss,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member There is an elephant in the room
The big headlines cause sensation,
Media’s chosen information.
Manipulative, they entomb
the big elephant in the room.

Stress is put on the suggestive
keeping tongue and the mind active.
They sweep...

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Categories: sweep, silence,
Form: Kyrielle
Premium Member YOU ARE THE ONE

Opening the closet of narra doors, I sweep through
organza skirts and  gemmed ringlets; my hair
ruffling aimlessly upon scalloped kerchiefs
smelling decade - old hyacinth, Mom’s...

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Categories: sweep, longing, mother daughter,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Tongue Study
Tongue Study 
Steady it wags
needing to know
more, about the
the very thing that
causes wars.
peace and pain.

I study my tongue.
Much has been said
about the tongue yet
how has...

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Categories: sweep, analogy, introspection, judgement,
Form: Ballad
If you were to come to me Wow
In sight unseen before now
No longer just a vision of your smile

I would want to walk right up...

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Categories: sweep, love, visionary, me,
Form: Rhyme royal