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Best Symbolism Poems

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


THE ROSE
~THE ROSE~

This is not a poem about a rose
Nor a poem, about diligence and beauty
Today, I sit and stare at the walls
Walls, that bare the...

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Categories: symbolism, absence, allusion, death, depression, emo, feelings,
Form: Dramatic monologue



Premium Member The End
The End

Seeing through these cold dead eyes now,
This world looks much different.

The scars of one’s life entire,
Appear now for all to see.

What once meant everything,
Really...

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Categories: symbolism, change, death, god, heaven, judgement, metaphor,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Love's Alchemy is Eternal
Love’s Alchemy is Eternal

Your look, touch, and scent now so perfect pure,
Enchants my true emotions and soaring passion.
I knoweth now our love shall always endure,
As...

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Categories: symbolism, dream, emotions, god, heaven, love, metaphor,
Form: Sonnet
The Age of Poet Destroyer
A diamond in the Frost ... I am Emily, gazing through the years, 
Like Poe from rancid taste and dark smoke shadows
Florescent waste escaping a...

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Categories: community, pride, princess, strength, symbolism, visionary,
Form: Epic
Texian Macabre Arena
The First Texian Macabre Arena Ballad (The extended free-fallen edition)
 
In another life, is where I first saw your face!
One summer afternoon, lying wounded next...

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Categories: pride, sin, sorrow, symbolism, violence, war,
Form: Ballad



POETRY FOR POETS: i own this- edition
Well hopefully you've read the last "Poetry for Poets", now here's the one I wanted to write, enjoy...

POETRY FOR POETS 
(I own this- edition)

Poems
more organic...

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Categories: symbolism, creation, metaphor, poems, poetry, simile, word
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Floccinaucinihilipilification And Very Little Bread
Floccinaucinihilipilification And Very Little Bread
       ( First of Three Poem Trilogy )

I

I've no problem with bardolatry fans
their barmecide and...

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Categories: symbolism, appreciation, art, character, meaningful, poets, slam,
Form: Rhyme
Venus Gifts A Yarrow's Kiss


O, weeping willow shed your sorrow
on whispering breeze to soothe your grief
within whose breath's a healing yarrow
to whisk away tears upon your leaf.

Sweet rustling zephyr...

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Categories: emotions, heartbreak, hope, sorrow, symbolism,
Form: Rhyme
BASTARD
"All Children Are Beautiful"

His heart of white,   deep shallow wells,   -yet beautiful
He smirks with a grin,  an ego that won't...

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Categories: symbolism, art, beauty, betrayal, child, cute love,
Form: Ballad
Diamond Cut
"A Broken Demo"

In a desperate cry for help
She hires every jeweler
A cheap sheep crying, Wolf!
Using old repeating politic
utilizing lies * manipulation 
To cover the Glass...

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Categories: symbolism, abuse, evil, leadership, political, power, slam,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member RETREAT TO HEED OUR HONEST DEEDS
RETREAT TO HEED OUR HONEST DEEDS

Two old oak trees weathered by winds and rain
with fallen leaves, branches and toughened bark
to shield a core of grandeur,...

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Categories: art, friendship, meaningful, nature, symbolism, tree,
Form: Sonnet
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: symbolism, autumn, england, myth, nature, seasons, spiritual,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Psychedelic Whistle Plays a Rhythm into the Darkness
A Psychedelic Whistle Plays a Rhythm into the Darkness

Entering the dark side of a moonbeam on this evil lens of life,
A gruesome old man recreates...

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Categories: symbolism, dark, evil, fantasy, horror, metaphor, myth,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member The Price of Free Will
Medicine Hat Appaloosa
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Remember free will, too, has been gifted,
with freedom, allied to fate's fickle choice.
Tendered words uttered still, now uplifted, 
God provides each one a...

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Categories: symbolism, 6th grade, earth, god, horse, introspection,
Form: Sonnet
The Ballad Of Poet Destroyer
"The Ballad of The Poet Destroyer"

Destroyer, and creator of words
Flying high on the wings of a bird
Drowning every inch, by foes and friends
Where has she...

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Categories: symbolism, absence, courage, me, missing you, mystery,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member The Old Dark House
The Old Dark House

This tale of “The Old Dark House” is one that’s replete with a
most horrid sense of pure evil and macabre, and is...

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Categories: symbolism, dark, dream, evil, fantasy, god, metaphor,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member The Voice
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Categories: imagination, journey, metaphor, symbolism,
Form: Masnavi
Premium Member Ageless Seeds Of Simple Joys
Ageless Seeds Of Simple Joys

When walking in splatter of Spring's anticipated rains
blessed is the youth in you, if wearing no shoes;
further given if you can...

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Categories: symbolism, appreciation, art, beautiful, creation, encouraging, happiness,
Form: Rhyme
Whisky Moment
~the Fear of Never~ A DRINK TO REMEMBER!


   And the fire catches every time, my heart needs a sip
I bear no shame pouring,...

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Categories: symbolism, abuse, addiction, celebration, muse, passion, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Soul mates solace
When my final shadows cling on desperately
Where I fight formidable battles
to merely hold the light
I send you loving vibrations
and soul sustenance
Deep from the cathedral
of one...

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Categories: symbolism, art, bereavement, body, care, death, death
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Fool of Infiniti and Queen of Fate
Fool of Infiniti

A wanton bird pecks at the stars
A Jester peers through crystal bars
This prison of love with rainbow hue
Illusion parts to lets you through

On...

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Categories: symbolism, dark, fantasy, feelings, horse, imagination, metaphor,
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: hope, nature, seasons, symbolism,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member - The Demons Shrill Cry of Dread and Horror -
The Demon’s Shrill Cry of Dread and Horror

This tale of “The Demon’s Shrill Cry of Dread and Horror”
lives on in the mountain village of Gpeth...

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Categories: symbolism, dark, dream, evil, fantasy, god, metaphor,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member - A Psychedelic Whistle Plays a Rhythm Into the Darkness -

Entering the dark side of a moonbeam on this evil lens of life,
A gruesome old man recreates a murder time and time again, 
As the...

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Categories: symbolism, dark, evil, fantasy, horror, metaphor, myth,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Myriads of Umbrellas
Myriads of umbrellas 
like I’ve never seen
floating upward brilliant red,
yellow, pink and green.

Many happy thoughts must be
in the springtime breeze,
or bright hope could not ascend
high...

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Categories: symbolism, happy, hope, love,
Form: Rhyme