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Best Symbolist Poems

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


Premium Member Ekphrasis-Symbolist sweethearts 1
THE LADY OF SHALOTT
mirror-images were her curse
so wove her pictures in reverse
LA BELLE ISEULT
William's 'stunner',became wife Jane
but for painting,he found no acclaim
MADONNA
Madonna's personna
a single reflection-
gives...

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Categories: symbolist, art
Form: ekphrasis



Premium Member SYMBOLIST SWEETHEARTS recited
SYMBOLIST SWEETHEARTS
In looking we see and
in seeing we now will
be . As part of the art.
This pleasure evolves, 
as we participate ,hear 
with our eye...

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Categories: symbolist, art, writing,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Symbolist sweethearts b
 ENTICEMENT
Allurement,in her look
come hither-Franz Stuck
JUDITH
with Judith 1
Klimt's fame had began
TEMPTATION
Temptation's face
with whispers so ofteensnare + enlace
NIMIANE
Merlin knew the future and the past
but she lulled...

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Categories: symbolist, art
Form: ekphrasis
Battle of the Sexes
battle of the sexes


~~MONA LISA SMILE
Picture Oil painting worthwhile 
Leonardo DA Vinci, look out!
What is she really smiling about?

(((The popularity of the Mona Lisa increased...

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Categories: symbolist, funny, history, me,
Form: Clerihew
As Juliette Once Wrote Me
...my paris begins with those early days as as a conscious flaneur I recall the couple seated opposite me on the metro when i was...

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Categories: symbolist, friendship, memory, nostalgia, paradise, paris, poetry,
Form: Free verse



From the Labyrinthine Metro
my paris begins with 
those early days 
as a conscious flaneur 
i recall the couple 
seated opposite me 
on the metro 
when i was still...

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Categories: symbolist, books, city, drink, fear, friend, friendship,
Form: Free verse
Tales of a Paris Flaneur
Early days as a flaneur;
I recall the couple 
On the Metro
When I was still innocent 
Of its labyrinthine complexities;
Slim pretty white girl,
Clad head to toe...

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Categories: symbolist, friend, loneliness, pain, paris, sad,
Form: Prose Poetry
Demon M Vrubel
Demon (M. Vrubel)

The hour.
The hour of violet.
Who’s there above the violet
twilight flying?
It’s gnawing its flesh
and hits its shadow in the rocks.
It’s you, isn’t it?
The last...

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Categories: symbolist, color, silver, symbolism,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member MISSED OUT
A poet from France Stephane Mallarme
was always cool and so calm
by repute the foremost Symbolist
but his Livre* publication he missed.

*Mallarme never saw published his experimental...

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Categories: symbolist, people, poets,
Form: Clerihew
Rambling Fred
                  Excuse my rambling on so, 
 ...

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Categories: symbolist, character, nature, philosophy,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Gustav Klimt
"The Three Ages of Woman," painted by
   the noted symbolist named Gustav Klimt;
from Austria, late-nineteenth century
   till early twentieth, he left...

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Categories: symbolist, art, how i feel, imagery,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member A JOURNEY
Art
nouveau,
symbolist
to a phalanx
show


Some of Kandiskinsky's artistic travels...

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Categories: symbolist, art, places
Form: Lanterne
THE MUSE BY JOHN LARS ZWERENZ
THE MUSE

I shall leave the city, the bustling town.
I shall walk to the outskirts of the wild plains, 
And drink from heaven mystic rains, 
Lying...

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Categories: symbolist, adventure, art, beautiful, christian, garden, happy,
Form: Verse
Paul Verlaine translation: It Rains in My Heart
Il pleure dans mon coeur (“It rains in my heart”)
by Paul Verlaine
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

It rains in my heart
As it rains on the...

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Categories: symbolist, french, hate, heart, love, pain, paris,
Form: Verse
Paul Verlaine translation: Spleen
Spleen
by Paul Verlaine
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

The roses were so very red;
The ivy, impossibly black.

Dear, with a mere a turn of your head,
My despair’s...

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Categories: symbolist, blue, depression, green, paris, rose, sea,
Form: Verse