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Best Symbolic Poems

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

Premium Member The Old Oak Tree

         Oh I am but a simple leaf

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Categories: symbolic, autumn, life, spring, summer,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Tartan and Pipes
Tradition and dress
A nations finesse
Symbolic in style
By a country mile
The drone of the pipes
Tartan clad
Bonnie on the girls
Proud on the lads
Highland dancers
In kilted...

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Categories: symbolic, history, inspirational, passion, places
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Veil I Wear
A fire blazes behind the veil 
This veil I wear
is not made of cloth
for no fabric could withstand
the incendiary passion
I command

It's self-imposed
not forced
no man's hand

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Categories: symbolic, analogy, identity,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Premium Member Dawn of my Heart

Ordinarily I lie in my bed
mentally grasping for any slender thread of slumber
which I can possibly find to cling to!
But there was one time -

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Categories: symbolic, morning,
Form: Free verse
Gentle Summer Rain
She writes about Fall's beauty in the rain 
The falling raindrops' dance ascribing thence 
Bespoken verse that lightens her refrain 
before the time they met...

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Categories: symbolic, beauty, care, creation, imagination, inspiration, lonely,
Form: Sonnet

Premium Member Famous Last Line
India (Original Poem)

I hear much joy in the music,
View elation in the dance
Feel happiness in the laughter,
Soulful spirit in poetic romance.

I feel love in the...

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Categories: symbolic, hindi, people, places,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Woodstock
~Woody Wood From the Hood~

Deep, inside yourself, you walk a sour way of life,
Carving my name, on every tree with a hunting knife
You log in,...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: symbolic, abuse, animal, bird, character, humor, slam,
Form: Alliteration
Premium Member IMPEACH
Merry Impeachness

Justice delayed however symbolic
the orangutan finally won his award
for corruption and dereliction of duties
the constitution used to apply to all

the orange leach
Lucifer has more...

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Categories: symbolic, america, child abuse, evil, patriotic, political,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Seduction In Spring - A Haiku Garland
Cherry Blossoms Bloom 
Resplendently dressed in Pink
Seducing the Spring

Glory unfolding 
They release their sweet fragrance
Pirouette and twirl

Music from the breeze 
With limbs so graceful swaying

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Categories: symbolic, appreciation, beauty, dance, flower, inspirational, nature,
Form: Haiku
Ode to Winter
Light splashes in the eyes and vibrate
My heart to a rich ecstatic state
Joy is the only bird in the leaden sky
Calling the winds to choir...

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Categories: symbolic, faith, happiness, hope, nature
Form: Ode
Premium Member The Cut
A country yearns industry
from assiduous minds revolutionary,
cities conceived with mind set and skill
yet lay insipid in the body of Britannia
those in need of life’s blood,

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Categories: symbolic, inspirational, memorial,
Form: Free verse
The Beauty Of Water
The beauty of water

Water, one of nature's great pleasures.
Do you find the sound of water calming, soothing and serene?
Whenever I hear water and am outside,...

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© Ryan Moon  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: symbolic, water,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Easter's Promise
Easter's Promise

I gather images of Easter's sign,
     bouquets of varied thoughts and memories:

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Categories: symbolic, easter, spring,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member The Leader Bunny
All the little bunnies were lined up for a race. Why, you may ask?
Because the dear old Leader Bunny was stepping down with grace.
He had...

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Categories: symbolic, adventure, allegory, dedication, education, fantasy, children,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Life
Life is birth
Life is death
Life is pain
Life is love and love lost
Life is a journey to your death
So paint many pictures
Cherish many memories
Celebrate good cheer

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Categories: symbolic, leaving, life, light, loneliness, lonely, longing,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member The Evolution of a Broken Heart
“The Evolution of a Broken Heart”

In thy hands I gently placed it
Lacking Hesitation’s pleas and virtues
‘twas ne’er a time to be uncourageous
Plucked somewhere from deep...

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Categories: symbolic, abuse, betrayal, destiny, fate, gothic, imagery,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Heroic Crown of Sonnets - Part One

Our Year Of Months (January - July)

1. Intro

Divided into months is our Earth year;
fixed firm in space to meet with climate change,
relation with our Sun...

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Categories: symbolic, daffodils, earth, seasons,
Form: Crown of Sonnets
Premium Member At The Final Goodbye
The congregation
mingled within the silent
stone slabs of their
ancestors, a final goodbye
to yet another
destined to leave this place.
Yet to one, in this his
profound sorrow an
enchanting moment.

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Categories: symbolic, death, love,
Form: Free verse
Image if one will, a field where paper roses grow,
Each color an emotion, it's variations symbolic to 
Feeling felt, and yet expressed.
Compositions of love letters,...

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© cherl dunn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: symbolic, beauty, emotions, friendship, imagination, inspirational, international,
Form: Free verse
America, Why Did You Stray?
America, why did you stray from the old way.
A constitution put forth, the foundation of our land,
barely recognizable what was originally Jefferson's hand.
Tarnished and smudged...

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Categories: symbolic, depression, devotion, education, history, hope, life,
Form: Narrative
Hieroglyphs and Holograms
I am lost in the heart of time and place
Stranded between the present and past
In my view are members of a civilized race
Whose slaves build...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: symbolic, future, history,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Stone of Destiny
In 1296
Under Edward the first
Our destiny was stolen
My country cursed
In 1328 
There were talks of it's return
For six more centuries
We would wait and yearn


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Categories: symbolic, dedication, history, inspirational, people, places, political
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member In Response To My First Poem

The congregation
mingled within the silent
stone slabs of their
ancestors, a final goodbye
to yet another
destined to leave this place.
Yet to one, in this his

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Categories: symbolic, lost love, love,
Form: Quatrain
"A White Knight!"
Traveling along these celestial corridores

Through the spectrum, called life ~

Brought forth by a birth....

Bourn, for this very purpose in time?

A revelation revealed, by the hands...

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Categories: symbolic, faith, life, love, time
Form: I do not know?
It's Not Easy Being Green

Green has much responsibility.
Green is everywhere!
A touch of blue, a dash of yellow
it sings of vitality
and rebirth.
Symbolic of spring, green brings

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Categories: symbolic, color, green,
Form: Free verse