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Best Tableau Poems

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

Premium Member A Dog Gone Tableau
“You become responsible forever for what you’ve tamed.” 
from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince 

Though he yapped and whined,
I still loved him so.
He was...

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Categories: tableau, age, dog, friend,
Form: Verse

Premium Member My Saddest Day -A Dog Gone Tableau
My Saddest Day(A Dog Gone Tableau) 

I Had to leave him
(though he yapped and whined)
at the adoption drop off,
(I still loved him so)
with folks that I'd...

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Categories: tableau, dog, lost love,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Sunset Tableau
The sun is dripping
Blood into the sea.
The sky runs crimson
Heavy is the heart
The wound fresh and deep
Tears fall at sunset.

“One day I saw the sun...

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Categories: tableau, pain,
Form: Verse
Tiger Tableau
     Tiger Tableau

Six shots rang out loud
Woke the jungle calm
My trained tiger hit
Landed on me hard
Good thing I am fat
We both...

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Categories: tableau, adventure, animal, conflict, pets, tiger, trust,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Promise Tableau

A break in the clouds,
sun beams on rain drops.
Brilliant colors
lift winter spirits.
And we remember
the rainbow's promise…

"Happiness doesn't lie in the objects we gather around us.

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Categories: tableau, beauty, rainbow,
Form: Verse

Sunset Tableau
Watching sunsets flare
Hypnotized we stare.
Horizons last light
Burning orange bright.
Heaven and earth one,
As our day is done.

Used Quote from the Little Prince 
“One day I saw...

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Categories: tableau, beautiful, beauty, earth, nature, sky, sun,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Apron Strings Tableau
Lifted by soft wings
My tame little one
Released from loose strings
With praise freedom won
Opened hand run way
Fly fast to the sun

Sponsor: Nette Onclaud
Contest: Design Your Tableau

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Categories: tableau, child,
Form: Verse
Tableau of Life
Name: Heather Buxton                      ...

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Categories: tableau, life,
Form: Rhyme
Funeral today
Teardrops flow freely
I gaze at the sky
Sun sets on your life
Glorious gold glow
Soothes my breaking heart

Jan Allison
16th October 2014
Contest: Design Your Tableau
Sponsor: Nette Onclaud


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Categories: tableau, funeral, grief, sun,
Form: Verse
Sundown's Tableau

Streaks of orange hue
Burst as dewed flowers
Remind me anew,
Of lost sundown hours
When eyes bid adieu.

Create Your Tableau
nette onclaud's Contest
From Carly Lalion   10.15.2014

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Categories: tableau, loneliness, sun,
Form: Verse
Premium Member The Angel Inside
Coral life forms in copious swarms
feast in the Cambrian chyme,
dividing their cells and forming their shells
to end on the seafloor as lime.
Tectonic churning and magma...

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© Roy Jerden  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: tableau, allegory, angel, art, beautiful, pain,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Delicacy of Leaves
Crash! Bang! Poof! The angry leaves assault my roof
My canine friend turns end to end, and cries out with a woof
I grab my rake and...

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© Roy Jerden  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: tableau, happiness, nature, time,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Awash
The mica-flecked granite outcroppings loom,
releasing bits of themselves randomly 
sparkling, as they fall, in felted-light they bloom. 

Blasted cliffs, yet brazen, they rise without decree,

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Categories: tableau, seasons,
Form: Terzanelle
My First Five Poems
My First Five Poems

Silhouetted against the backdrop of Central Park,
the Black Magic Woman brazenly frolicked in the dark,
"Do you know me?” she cryptically asked,
steel gray...

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Categories: tableau, dark, fantasy, write,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Bird of Prey
A cerulean heron
perches in cloisonne
among jade shoots
of a topaz tree
as shadows of platinum fish
undulate in silence
of teal waters.
The tableau of moonstone,
fulgid in azure sky,
hovers in...

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Categories: tableau, bird, imagery,
Form: Ekphrasis

While I gaze at nightfall through chilled droplets
my musings try to redesign past reveries:
oh those exotic, summer escapades now buried
in gravestones of ice- powdered vapor…

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Categories: tableau, magic, seasons, winter,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member go beyond yourself
do not become-
that which    you loathe and hate-
revulsion intoxicating
      despicable and cruel

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© Dear Heart  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: tableau, heartbreak, introspection, writing,
Form: Free verse
Array of hues for “A” healthy life
Showing their radiance day and night
Tableau of romance for all lovers
Exquisite flowers in five bouquets with letters
Rainbow's reflection from...

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© lg ds  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: tableau, celebration, flower, happy birthday,
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member DAWN IN OCTOBER

Dawn wakens with peach tassels in her hair
Adorning trees with embroidered splendor,
While daylight circles through gold flakes mid-air
That I wonder if such charm is just...

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Categories: tableau, beauty, morning, october,
Form: Rhyme
Where the Pomegranates Grow
Where the Pomegranates Grow

Outside the city where the pomegranates grow,
Adonis I met strolling through an orchard row.
Paradise it was being with my enamored beau,
who adorned...

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Categories: tableau, love, passion, romance,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member The Road to Avalon
Gnarled apple trees uncurl and stretch
uplifted by yellow-green spring-flecks,
and cider-signs smile from every side 
as the road to Avalon eases my ride
through this tableau of...

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Categories: tableau, beauty, england, spring,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Lingering Still

A breathtaking moment unfolds, 
like a beautiful incredible tableau

I am lingering still,
just reminiscing about love

. . And the first thing you notice will never be,...

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Categories: tableau, love, romance,
Form: Free verse

Lank shimmery hair flows off her shoulders
Cascading aloft sweet midnight zephyr
Alone she sits perched on seaside boulders
Under somber moonlight where he'd left her

Night after night...

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Categories: tableau, death, fate, longing, lost love, sad,
Form: Sonnet
Starry Rondeau

In stellar skies the nights bestow
our firmament’s majestic show
with portraits of creations past
that stretch into the heavens vast
surpassing Michelangelo.

We yearn this welkin world to know

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Categories: tableau, art, creation, life, science, space, stars,
Form: Rondeau
Premium Member footle-STILL LIFE

stage show...

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Categories: tableau, art
Form: Light Verse