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Best Swished Poems

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

The full fallow moon was hung low in July
 As white stars & fireflies lit the night sky,
A sight to behold was the feline bold'

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Categories: swished, friendship,
Form: Rhyme

Poetry River run free
Quietness upon the face,
Silence and loneliness,
Land before time,
Before living things existed, 
Sadness as my waters ran through the earth,
Was my voice the only thing to...

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Categories: swished, poems,
Form: Personification
Premium Member ANIMAL COURT
I relate this story from my room in the Quiet Vale Giggling Academy

A reader might find my story hard to believe
At one time in my...

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Categories: swished, animals, funnytiger,
Form: I do not know?
 "I am sending you a gift of poetry, dear heart."  This one really reached out to me in its simple
  and uncluttered...

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Categories: swished, allegory, inspirational, life, naturegod, god,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Went Fishin'

Submitted to the "Gone Fishin" contest

Trollin’ the islands at Texoma,
It was April, 1964.
New rod and reel in hand,
I’d NEVER been fishing before.

A Garcia 2510T casting...

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Categories: swished, adventure, april, crazy, fish, fishing, fun,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member Am I the Assassin or the Undertaker
Am I the Assassin 
        or the Undertaker


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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: swished, death, grief, morning,
Form: Elegy
Fish With A Wish
Splish! Splash!
Went the little goldfish.
As she flipped,
and she flopped,
right out of her dish.

across the room, 
came a threatening sound.
And she wished, 
oh, she wished,

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Categories: swished, cat, fish, humor,
Form: Rhyme
Casting My Fly
My fly cast got caught on my fly.
The hook hurt so bad I did cry.
   While now in much pain

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Categories: swished, funny
Form: Limerick
Loves Disappointment

My braces are pinching me and I remove them but really I only want to get closer
The harder grasses prickling our arms but why does...

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© Ian Foley  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: swished, loveme, love, me, river, sun,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Oh Vincent

Oh Vincent, can we ever know what torments plagued you; 
what demons fought you; what images raped your senses?
It was no accident that you...

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Categories: swished, character, conflict, emotions, passion, stars, tribute,
Form: Light Verse
"Beyond lychgate lies future death" she says,
cucumbered eyes slid back under cauliflower sky,
brimming smithereens of harkening demons.

Been in saddle some time since torchlight began,
a child's...

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Categories: swished, adventure, fantasy, fate, hero, imagery, magic,
Form: Lyric
A Life Changing 'Misdial'

A Life Changing Misdial

One of my favorite poems is Robert Frost’s “Road Not Taken”, which I read for the first time in high school. ...

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Categories: swished, adventure, change, chicago, education, faith, jesus,
Form: Narrative

Sigh I
What did I ever do, 
to you?
The “you”...

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Categories: swished, angst, me, me,
Form: Free verse
The White Stallion
The white stallion galloped up
with his mane flowing in the air.
He stopped on top of the snowy hill
when he saw me standing there.

He reared up...

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Categories: swished, power,
Form: Rhyme
Cold Day at the Zoo
The ring-tailed lemurs swished their stripes;
The tortoises perambled.
Rhinoceroses munched on hay;
The seals caroused and gamboled.

A winter day with snow on tap
Was perfect for the zoo.

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Categories: swished, animal, winter,
Form: Rhyme
I woke up one morning
and what did I see
a face in the mirror which wasn't me,
my nose was a ski slope 
as long as a...

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Categories: swished, humorous,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Do Not Flatter Me
Please, do not try to flatter me
with those capricious words you speak,
perspicuous but inurbane...
their undercurrent, quite oblique.

They may seem kind to you for sure;
beneath, though...

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Categories: swished, angst, emotions, words,
Form: Quatrain
I passed by Old Man Banksia, a wonderfully gnarled tree,
While trekking through the Jamison, a bushland pedigree,
I saw the broad leaf of the Geebung, with...

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Categories: swished, beauty, nature,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Flame of the Flamenco
The Flame of the Flamenco

Ruby was the flame of the Flamenco,
a tavern on the docks of Costa del Sol.
Men were entranced by her fiery dancing

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Categories: swished, anger, betrayal, dance, death,
Form: Narrative

“Forget it” he said, in the 
Half-light of the motel

The shadows from the blinds
Hit her shape...

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Categories: swished, angst,
Form: Free verse
Please Don't Asked For My Decision On Anything: 2

Please don’t anybody asked me to decide anything. I don’t know
It had been one hell of a week. 
The white snow doesn’t know if to...

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Categories: swished, confusion, courage, dedication, depression, me, me,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Hippocampus

What a memory trickling down my limbic system
Pure deep emotion released from a firing brain

	Neurons transmitted untainted joy 

A night dive at Stackpole Quay in...

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Categories: swished, life,
Form: Free verse
A thousand drops pelted down,
from infinity to the dessicated ground,
soil,like a weary drunkard,
relished the sumptuous drink.

Maids of nature in dusty green gowns-
with lassitude in their...

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Categories: swished, nature
Form: Free verse
Viva Catalonia

his heraldic crest 
a donger and yarbles rampant 
upon a field of clover
it was a stone slab of course
donated by a few eggheads in exile

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Categories: swished, how i feel,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Swishing Leaves

Leaves fell like confetti, upon an autumn bride

Swirling in their multitudes, across the countryside.

Along the path I walked they lay, some were ankle deep

I took...

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© Gary Smith  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: swished, autumn, tree, wind,
Form: Rhyme