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Best Sweeping Poems

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


The old man sat with eyes closed, dozing in his chair
Until a little voice he heard say “Grandpa, are you there”.

He gazed upon a...

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Categories: sweeping, childhood, loss, sadold, child, old,
Form: Couplet

Premium Member on the other side of cobblestone streets
to my kindred soul
...i know you are out there
somewhere on the other side
across cobblestone streets
that scorn my feet, like hearts
on the pathways and wrong turns

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Categories: sweeping, destiny, dream, fate,
Form: Free verse
The farm
     and the porch light hums 
the sound of another 
orange dawn.

Burnt up – crisp

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Categories: sweeping, life, people, philosophy, time, visionary
Form: Free verse
The Turning
The year has finally yawned and turned       
Upon a half-revealed shoulder.
A vibrancy, intrinsic to a reemerging 
Enforcement of the...

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Categories: sweeping, celebration,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Travel Light - a Goodnight Lullaby

Travel light, my dear; softly go
beyond the night’s each black shadow
to another plane. Out of sight
exists a realm of such delight
you may find relief from...

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Categories: sweeping, dream, Lullaby,
Form: Rondeau

We'll Always have San Andreas
-rearranging the stars-

How could we agree to separation? 
If you were destined to be my soulmate,
Why would we allow the stars to change our fate?

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Categories: sweeping, depression, relationship, sad love, song, sorrow,
Form: Alliteration
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: sweeping, autumn, england, myth, nature, seasons, spiritual,
Form: Rhyme
The Bard of Gort
Springing free from glistening 
The summers heat leaps for 
Whilst drifting obscurely far
A distant lark now hangs in 

Floats down his sweet trill,
Accompanied by...

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Categories: sweeping, memory,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Folly Of Autumn's Fog

                  A coloratura rises 

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Categories: sweeping, age, autumn, life, nature, old, tree,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member 3:15 am


3:15 am…blurred red numbers tell as
I stir, reaching for what I have seen,
grasping for the moments spent in the presence of beauty
as once again...

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Categories: sweeping, dream, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Yesterday, I followed her true invisible form
Colors turning a kaleidoscopic deep and warm

A state of mind, that makes reality feel alive
Stabbing moments that teach how...

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Categories: sweeping, bullying, conflict, life, universe,
Form: Couplet
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: sweeping, death, dream, poetry,
Form: Italian Sonnet
Premium Member Raven's Sign
Fog settles on the tombstones. In the dark, an eerie blue,
the graveyard is a misty ocean Raven passes through.

She stops. The solitary site is grim,...

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Categories: sweeping, sea,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member A Unicorn spell
Opening wings spreading out
one pure beautiful image in beholding 
Gracefully embracing inside visions 
greeting Mother of pearl shimmering rainbow hues
Her horn sparkling tipped diamond 

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Categories: sweeping, beautiful, beauty, love, paradise, romance, romantic,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Wild Mango Fandango

Tongues of my temptress fire lick, 
arousing your ardent artistic desire,
if you dare, imagine me — the intensity
capture me, take your chance;
I’ll love you, leave...

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Categories: sweeping, dance, emotions, imagery, imagination, inspiration, poetry,
Form: Personification
Premium Member A Season's Dance
The seasons vary as they come and go,
and each, a lovely lady, loves to dance.
Fair Winter glistens in a gown of snow
she wears whenever she...

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Categories: sweeping, seasons,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Upon The Sand

An old man wrote upon the sand,
          Sea foam sweeping to the shore,

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Categories: sweeping, age, beach, loss, ocean, sea, soulmate,
Form: Enclosed Rhyme
Premium Member Alone in The Ruins of a Chapel------
I live in a deserted chapel, 
Buffeted and corroded by harsh winds,
And yet to me it is a godsend haven
Away from hazards of fellow men.

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Categories: sweeping, lost love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Arctic Seasoned Disguise


Winter breathes in sepia tones along a lonely two lane street
divided amongst the sweeping frozen dunes
now forced into shouldered amnesty

Street lights shiver in snowcapped bonnets

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Categories: sweeping, good night,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member - Angel Of Light -

Gazing faraway reaching to the stars twinkle silver 
shooting distant light of life orbiting inside one fantasy 

Blazing hot burning trails upon a flaming kiss...

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Categories: sweeping, angel, beauty, care, dream, light,
Form: Free verse
Into the Gloaming
The sky prepares the sun for night
where drifting clouds are slowly steeping 
in tepid pools of waning light
where soon the moon will find her sleeping


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Categories: sweeping, peace,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Dreaming of Nature's Love So Rare
Standing looking across sweeping thoughts and hopes 
alone crying into distant faraway hills and valleys  
dreaming I saw before me a big white puff...

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Categories: sweeping, autumn, beauty, earth, emotions, imagery, love,
Form: Terza Rima

and dancers
blend equally
together toeing
whirling magically
at the very feet of soul
tschaikowsky’s ballet nutcracker
manages to touch both young and old
never was there a finer...

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Categories: sweeping, music,
Form: Etheree
Premium Member Weeping Willow
Aphids like to dine
on the hardy willow tree
deciduous treat

Lay down your burdens
Weeping willow; cry no more
A new day has come

Let the morning mist 
Plant dew...

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Categories: sweeping, flower, tree,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Timberland
Wide the mirrored water stretched,
licking green upon the pointed pines, limbs sweeping low and cool.

The creek meandered, soft giggles escaping mossy rocks
where polliwogs swam, nearly,...

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Categories: sweeping, betrayal, crush, first love,
Form: Free verse