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Best Tadpole Poems

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

Little Tadpole
Little tadpole 
wanting to run and leap too early, 
how does it feel 
trying to breathe 
  when your lungs ain’t there yet ....

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Categories: tadpole, children, imagination, introspection
Form: Light Verse

Premium Member Fable of Tadpole and Lily
Fable of Tadpole and Lily

lily bed pillowed
wading time on the pond's breath
tucked in pole's warm pool
utopia kiss unwrap
a frog soon took his flower

connie pachecho


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Categories: tadpole, flower, life, love, nature,
Form: Tanka
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: tadpole, abuse, betrayal, destiny, fate, gothic, imagery,
Form: Free verse
Poetic Parallels

Ideas spin round like maple seeds seeking a spot to sprout.
Our minds are the pond where these tadpoles of thought mature over time.
Polliwogs become frogs;...

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Categories: tadpole, nature, poetry, simile, writing,
Form: Sijo
Sperm Whale Dementia
Sperm Whale Dementia.

Here I am an old Sperm whale,
A swimming in the deep,
Sucking on the Crill, inhale, 
As fearless I do leap.

And then I come...

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Categories: tadpole, adventure, old, old,
Form: Ballad


You're a puppy, I'm a big dog
You're a guppy, I'm a big cod
You're a tadpole, I'm a big frog,
You're a piglet, I'm a big hog

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Categories: tadpole, fun, perspective, poetry, rap, word play,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member I Picked Connie Marcum Wong

A fellow islander, here in the State of Hawaii
Plain common folks in touch with its aina (land)
Noticed by many soupers long before this tadpole swam...

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Categories: tadpole, allegory, angel, character, friend, meaningful,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member And they lived hoppily ever

And they lived hoppily

The princess sat along a stream,
crying in the sun
Closed her eyes and dreamt a dream,
about the perfect one

For love had never come...

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Categories: tadpole, fantasy, love,
Form: Rhyme
The ABCs of Things Green
The ABCs of Things Green

Algae, alligator, artichoke, asparagus, aphids, Andradite,
Brussels sprouts, broccoli, Buffalo Treehopper, and beans,
Cuckoo Wasp, Cabbage, cucumber, Common Green Darner, and celery 

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Categories: tadpole, bird, food, fruit,
Form: Abecedarian
Take a hike
We thought we'd have a little fun
At my friends house last night
His wife would demonstrate how it should be done
To be sure we did it...

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Categories: tadpole, funny,
Form: Verse
Lord Ganesha speaks
"Oh dear theist",
Thus spoke the lord from the distant skies.
It never matters me,
the size of my idol you worship.
I fail to see,
those lumps of colours...

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Categories: tadpole, anger, dedication, devotion, god, satire,
Form: Free verse
I AM The Pond
I am the gold fish
Swimming in the pond

I am the blue bullfrog
Bellowing in the pond

I am the yellow tadpole
Feeding in the pond

I am the fluorescent...

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© Mel Brake  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: tadpole, naturelife, blue, blue, life, yellow,
Form: Free verse
It begins life as a tadpole
Uncanny resemblance to a sperm!
Therefore I wonder how much of our (my) DNA
Is shared with the humble frog.
Why am I...

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Categories: tadpole, analogy, art, love, sea,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Asked and Answered - An Echo Poem

People often say to me 
“What can you tell me about yourself” 
guess it’s my duty to explain to them 

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Categories: tadpole, life,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Who I Am
I wish I could be clearer too
But when a mirror comes to view
I find reflections blur the tons
Of promises I've yet to keep.
The virtues to...

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Categories: tadpole, life,
Form: Rhyme
Boys and Frogs
Fast jumper
Tadpole watches

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Categories: tadpole, adventure, animals
Form: Lanterne
Premium Member SUMMER SIGHTS
How I long to return to the Summer of my life,
When days were so long that they required a nap or a refreshing splash through...

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Categories: tadpole, childhood, freedom, innocence, seasons, summer, youth,
Form: Free verse
Rock me to sleep
A toad pushes the tadpole away, 
Mounts her sweetie on her back and sings:
I had known love before I knew  my child-
Rock me to...

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Categories: tadpole, romance,
Form: Verse
Everything Changes
Everything changes
From a seed to a flower
From a smile to a laugh
From a minute to an hour

Everything changes
From a tadpole to a frog
From a caterpillar...

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Categories: tadpole, age, beautiful, growth,
Form: Abecedarian
Beneath the Sea

Through the journey, life arrives
Underwater – start their lives
Stable neither hot nor cold
Soft tiny eggs there to behold

Of such a time, lay vulnerable
For many eggs...

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Categories: tadpole, animal, children,
Form: Free verse
Lilly Pad and Frogs
A tree mast broken
Changes pond to pillow fast ...
The frog is asleep

The lilly pad swims
And toad applauds toad in songs
The moon will rise soon 

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Categories: tadpole, nature,
Form: Haiku
Watery nonsense
One time a stickleback
Asked a tadpole what’s the craic
He replied there’s nothin’ doing
It’s just the water I was viewing

So he slurped a glass of gin

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Categories: tadpole, children, humorous,
Form: Light Verse
Drizzle Drift

. . . crisp leaves, toss, crackle


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Categories: tadpole, animals, nature, seasons,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Saving the Bunnies
John Deere riding lawn mowers in fields of high grass 
can sometimes be cruel to small creatures that live within.
My brother, Jimmy, twelve years old...

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© Joe Flach  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: tadpole, animals, brother, old, old,
Form: Narrative
Wait a moment
You are a youth energy-filled, full of life
and you jump up and down
in the narrow pond of life
as a tadpole whole world is yours
but wait...

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Categories: tadpole, allusion, life, metaphor,
Form: Free verse