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Best Swells Poems

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


Premium Member Soul Searching Trek Along Winter's Snow Painted Trails - a collaboration with Robert and Teppo

Waking to cold blown tent, ground frozen icy hard
woods are my love, as is poetry to a bard.
Today starts my anticipated forest trek,
seeking salvation from...

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Categories: swells, appreciation, beauty, introspection, nature, self, spiritual,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member Ocean Whispers
Ocean Whispers

I sit on shore by windswept seas
    and feel the vibrant ocean breeze
As waves cascade upon the sand
   ...

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Categories: swells, moon, ocean, sea,
Form: Couplet
The Universe of You

I have never seen a flower blush when I took it's hue
and held it there a prisoner captive to my view.

I have always heard the...

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Categories: swells, autumn, beautiful, love, planet, rain, universe,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member A Crow's Command

I be a common salty once, no captain's bars, did bear,
Yet blessed was I to venture where few a skipper dared.

   From steadfast...

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Categories: swells, adventure, courage, history, imagery, journey, sea,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Soul Searching Trek Along Winter's Snow Painted Trails
Soul Searching Trek Along Winter's Snow Painted Trails

Waking to cold blown tent, ground frozen icy hard
woods are my love, as is poetry to a bard.
Today...

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Categories: swells, appreciation, beauty, creation, introspection, nature, solitude,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member Stranded in the Pools of Fate

on the threshold of tomorrow
through countless sighs 
i wait for you
stranded in the pools of fate
as the seconds fall grounded
like tears of all my yesterdays
in...

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Categories: swells, angst,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Whisper on the Wind
I was a gentle whisper upon the wind

That swept over the green valleys

I climbed the height of the highest mountain

And murmured softly as I descended...

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Categories: swells, nature,
Form: Personification
Premium Member Sweet Ghost Valentine
An old house I am led to -it is the symbol of
Memories in cobwebs - like those of old lost love.

A storehouse for so many...

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Categories: swells, lost love, love, me, music, old,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Beauty's Door
I'm inspired to open beauty's door
To step outside and let my mind explore,
To feel refreshing rain from skies above 
To internalize nature's gifts of love.

Your...

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Categories: swells, beauty, love, poetry,
Form: Couplet
Along Dawn's Amber Shores
Dawn slowly awakened and pardoned the moon
Empty, the canopy where once stars were strewn
   In repose, Luna slept after wandering velvet skies
 ...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: swells, poetry, sea,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Footprints to Follow
Father’s bare feet left footprints in the sand
Young son followed, each step carefully planned

Tim wanted so much to be like his Dad
Always emulating, quite a...

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Categories: swells, childhood, inspirational
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Creative Inspiration
Inspiration where do you go when
you leave and your dry, barren
riverbed causes blinding dust storms in
my mind?  Do you evaporate into
mist, become a gray...

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Categories: swells, inspiration, metaphor,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member EULOGY IN MY HEART


Out in the middle of a large farmland, I become a girl of old charm and unexpected songs again. Past the flanks where cluttered rows...

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Categories: swells, beautiful, grandfather, memory, nostalgia,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member LIFE'S STORIES
His eyes are dark, but, there's still a spark. 
There are canyons in his face.
His lungs are gone and it won't be long,
'Till his heart...

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Categories: swells, journey, life,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Sea of Love
While whispers shush on sheltered shores, as soon the cockcrow quakes,
the seas descry a skittish sky, sense summer zephyrs wake  –
roused passions neath the...

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Categories: swells, love, love hurts, sea,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Slow Colors

We drifted not far from shore -
a delicate night with supple air entire,
black and white until patience sent us grays
that rocked with the boat on...

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Categories: swells, love, moon, stars,
Form: Free verse
Adrift On An Amber Sea
In quest to find respite and solitude
I drift on the light of an amber sea
It's there I pray in words of gratitude
for a life that's...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: swells, peace, sea,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Return
Full moon ... or nearly ...
          I sit on the pier as it groans with swells,
...

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Categories: swells, adventure, friendship, longing, love, memory, nostalgia,
Form: Free verse
High Tide
High tide
sadness billows
swells over me in waves
massive, silent, overwhelming
melancholy ocean engulfing me
flailing, drowning in emotion
or maybe I'm being
too dramatic
only-

It feels
that dramatic-
my universe slightly
out of orbit...

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Categories: swells, anxiety, bereavement, depression, emotions, grief, hope,
Form: Rictameter
Premium Member A Girl From Darfur
I can show you where the brimstone sun has no remorse,
and where devils on horseback, have burned our homes, have pillaged our farms.
A killing spree,...

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Categories: swells, death, holocaust, horror, sad, war,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member A PORNO-GRAPHICAL SLAMMING REBUTTAL
Seems like I could be on top of the world.
I think about poetry like my tongue is pearled.
Just the other day I wrote a poem...

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Categories: swells, rights, universe,
Form: Rubaiyat
This Mountain Here
I remember the day I got the call.
My world fell apart.
I had lost it all.

I remember the day you were taken from me.
I knew your...

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© Misty Hoot  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: swells, angst, confusion, death, imagination, loss, lost
Form: Elegy
Premium Member - Sparkling Oceans Apart -

You're a maiden so hot burning thoughts 
whom melts ice inside deep waves salted 
unfolding ocean swells kissing your feet 
For once spoke those hot...

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Categories: swells, art, beauty, dream, longing,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Butterfly Inside
I feel a butterfly inside;
its wings are cramped within my breast.
The weight of flesh, o dull cocoon,
prohibits my free flight. At best
I only soar inside;...

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Categories: swells, butterfly, death, freedom, metaphor,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member CRABBY OLD MAN
This poem was written by an old man who died in the geriatric
Ward of a nursing home in North Platte, Neb.  He left nothing...

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Categories: swells, lifeme, heart, old, heart, love, me,
Form: Rhyme