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Best Tangents Poems

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

Mental Tangents
More often than not
The mind is mellow
The mind is focused
The mind is unsure
Once in a while
The mind is enraged
And then
The mind has flashes of inspiration

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Categories: tangents, creation,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member - The Happiness Come And Go -

          It is the glittery eyes of your

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Categories: tangents, feelings, love hurts,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member LIFELINE

the power
of a single moment
that to the core
transforms your life
launching it 
in new directions
one surprise after another
life full of such moments
each lifeline looking
more like a...

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Categories: tangents, future, history, journey, life, time,
Form: Free verse
I decide not to worry about the parallelness
Of the tangents to the circles of our life story
The equation of the curve of my initial decision

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© Ntim Evans  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: tangents, math,
Form: Free verse
Beyond the Grid

Whenever the truest edge doesn’t hold,
Another existence it does belie.
When causality is a broken line,
Unseen variable has cracked the mold.

Simple cause and effect gets in...

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Categories: tangents, imagery, metaphor, science, senses, spiritual, truth,
Form: Italian Sonnet

Both Sides Now humorous satire
To be sung to the tune of Both Sides Now by Judy Collins

Rows and rows of subtrahends
Repeating decimals without end
Regression lines to mark a trend

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© John Mudge  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: tangents, guitar, humorous, math, satire, song,
Form: Rhyme
Poet's Oath
I explore the tangents of my mind,
to expand the horizon of my kind,
my kin, my friends in sin sublime,
who drink the same wine of wisdom...

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Categories: tangents,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Watching Homer Struggle
Watching Homer struggle
to explain how a god wounded by a mortal
cannot die but may thereafter live with minor pain

and the humor when that god
complains to...

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Categories: tangents, blue, daughter, father, jewish, metaphor, pain,
Form: Verse
Scary Monsters
Luminescent shadows follow me around, but vanish as I ask who’s there?
Scary monsters and super creeps wait on every corner; a voice whispers beware
I start...

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Categories: tangents, freedom,
Form: Verse
Apocalyptic sight
Apocalyptic sight


Six pairs of Homeric children’s eyes
Over the tomb of ice gray world
Multiply my infinite sorrow into sins with no eyes or ears
In tangents...

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Categories: tangents, children, death, prayer, autumn, death,
Form: Classicism
Premium Member Axe Murderers
Do you have any axe murderers in your family
No? How totally boring is that!
They add a little spice when telling your story
More interesting than your...

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Categories: tangents, funny, satire,
Form: Quatrain
Ars Poetica (L'nass Shango: the conversation continued).
Freedom is an alter ego like a mask
Behind which censor has no eyes, and balm its blood applies.
Poetry is my freedom when wings cannot fly

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Categories: tangents, art, on writing and wordswrite, me,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member TANGENT 2

Fruit smoothies
Peculiar notions;


Mimosa carpet
On the grass verge;
Violet orbs greet


Floral bouquet
A lover's gift;
Joy escalates


Odes and sonnets
Words in-sync;
What's the occasion?


Date with fate
Don't be late;
A full plate


April intervenes

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Categories: tangents, change,
Form: Haiku
Rushing here, there and everywhere,
A mind that leaps canyons and space
Ricocheting, bouncing on rock walls,
Dislocation with turbulent pace.
Scuffing up dust and then zinging,
Off at wild...

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© Tony Bush  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: tangents, art, confusion, introspection, life, on writing
Form: Verse
It's not when I'm asleep I dream,
It's the stages in between,
The moment just before waking,
The drifting before repose,
When fleeting seconds which with I gamble,
When the...

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Categories: tangents, introspectionme, dream, dream, me, drug,
Form: Rhyme
Doland's pie consumption
Who are you to have ever claimed loved towards me, 
someone whom you’ve yet even seen..
but a fool you are, if when passing by, obsess...

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© Billy Tunk  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: tangents, introspection, love, philosophy, romance, satire, time,
Form: Free verse
the great will fall
in the fall of math
resonant shapes crumble
tangents and radius' melt 
multiply pain by infinity
and wallow in sadness

circles contain no answers
mathbooks burn alone...

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Categories: tangents, visionary
Form: Free verse
Reilly Rellic Anders
I think it's time for a proper introduction,
Many have heard of Rellic,
But few know of Reilly Anders,
I'm a treasure hunter of sorts,
An adept at exploration,

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Categories: tangents, history,
Form: Rhyme
Love of Geometry
I have fun with the world of geometry
The square, the rectangle and the parallelogram
Oh' the trapezoid and the rhombus
The triangles, the isosceles and the equilateral...

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Categories: tangents, appreciation,
Form: Free verse
Morning warmup
On that day
we found a squandered fate
in loving...
as it failed our inspiration
the truth that our worlds need.

But who am i?
to speak of squandered fates 

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© Billy Tunk  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: tangents, lost love, song-
Form: I do not know?
The Sweet Simplicity Of Everyday Life
I am a patriot and the daily grin of small town people.
I sometimes wonder why a small town person would even bother.
I hear the breaks...

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Categories: tangents, angst, introspection, teen, longing,
Form: I do not know?
Ride over four billion mountains on a baking tray
Ride over 4000000000 mountains on a baked tray

Times a tide,
Divide a ride,
Equal to no one is the writhe of a sprite,
In a whirl of a...

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Categories: tangents, age,
Form: I do not know?
Stiff was the blood of bondage
Across the highways of the mind.

Voyaging to the edge of universe
In explorations for hidden girth
The silent tangents explored
Where the universe...

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Categories: tangents, imagination
Form: Free verse
Premium Member My Owner Has Flown
Look into my eyes
Tell me what you see
A cavernous emptiness
A rolling sea

A flicker of light
Like somebody's home
Or a sign that says,
“Sorry, my owner has flown”


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Categories: tangents, confusion,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member LIGHT

Emerge from dark
Into the light;
Let grace set free

Be like a spark
That fires the dark;
Let truth sparkle.

Enter the world
With fiery swirl;
Let joy conceive.

Now is both tangents

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Categories: tangents, beauty,
Form: Free verse