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Best Water Poems

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

Premium Member Lonely Leaf in the Water
I watched it fall
In spiralling flight
This browned yellow leaf
A saddened sight

For not long ago
It was alive and so green
In a canopy of cover
Above the stream


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Categories: nature, sea, water,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member Element Water
It took place shortly after   and the stage was set
before words      before ink     ...

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Categories: water, allegory, allusion, bible, deep,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Ocean Whispers
Ocean Whispers

I sit on shore by windswept seas
    and feel the vibrant ocean breeze
As waves cascade upon the sand

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Categories: moon, ocean, sea, water,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Crying River
Crying River (The Untold Ballad) 

Undercover waters of rain dash
Cold children, no smiling splash
Tragic sobs, epic force of the mountain rain
Beautiful as it may seem...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: water, beautiful, cry, deep, freedom,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member Frozen Noose
Anxiety    (The Worst Noose In Town)

-- like flooding waters, creeping in
I count 30, seconds, holding my breath again
Drowning in agitation, overwhelmed by...

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Categories: water, angst, anxiety, conflict, crazy,
Form: Epic


walking gracefully  
with a pendulum movement ~
a herd of giraffes   

the mass migration
crocodiles at the river~
food for the taking

gazelles are running ...

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Categories: africa, animal, nature, water,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member The Narwhal Song
~The Narwhal Beckons Before Dawn~

   If I could sing a song,
   It wouldn't be just any song.
   I would...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: water, abuse, character, dance, deep,
Form: Alliteration
Premium Member Love Becomes An Ocean
Barefoot we spend our time in spring,
Just giggling kids - how sweet the dream
When we, in love are blossoming.
We splash inside a cool fresh stream.

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Categories: love, water,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Pass the Light House

Odyssey of the open ocean 
Eclipsing the performance of Heaven's delight 
A beautiful name whispered along the night 
Calypso enhanced with enchanted lullabies...

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Categories: water, adventure, beauty, desire, journey,
Form: Alliteration
Gone Forever
Here I sit amongst the long grasses and the reed,
in a solitary place, where my breath is freed,
on an Indian Summer's evening on the lake...

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Categories: water, autumn, nature, sky, summer,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Waterfall
sheets of silver water
spill incessantly into the lake

beauty before our eyes
beckons us to bathe in radiance

lost in froth
we find ourselves engulfed
by nature’s pulse, shimmering...

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Categories: romance, water,
Form: Verse
Can You Spare A Teardrop
I cried for so long, so many nights,
and now no more tears can drop,
I'm all out, do you have some to spare,
cause you know once...

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Categories: water, cry, emotions, feelings, how
Form: Quatrain
Silver Waves Upon The Shore
Pushed there for a thousand years
and will be for a thousand more,
pushed there by the gentle winds
the silver waves upon the shore.

Ancient trees who watched...

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Categories: water, death, life, nature, sunset,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Life On The River
A balance in life can solve the riddle. 
To find the balance, start in the middle.
Distractions from the banks may lead us wrong.
Go with the...

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© Bill Baker  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: water, emotions, life, pain, river,
Form: Sonnet
Splash of Black
Jesus Savior...Pilot Me from

Across the blackest waters 
ripples of pain,
swell into an anguish splashing 
against the blackest shore, 
and in the rustling of brittle...

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Categories: water, boat, faith, metaphor, pain,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Waterfalls Of Expectations

spilling mother’s milk
Nature’s bounty feeds her child -
river’s youth fades fast

Susan Ashley
April 29, 2020

~ Fourth Place ~
Premiere Contest: Hi-Ku (5)
Sponsor: Brian Strand


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Categories: water, beauty, life, nature, river,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member The Old Stream And Seasons Past
The old stream doesn’t burble 
like it used to in Spring’s past -
rambunctious in youth  wild it ran
racing the sun and chasing the moon

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Categories: water, age, appreciation, life, seasons,
Form: Free verse

Sunshine glitters across the water
in a tireless playful motion, and
a dreamy hypnotic music of eternity
ripples on through my nights.

I close my eyes, transported to a...

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Categories: love, peace, water, youth,
Form: Free verse
Mother is Dove
Modest woman moderate woman
Your inner beauty strikes me
Like the tongue of noble eloquence
More than gold even refined gold
Or our purged fulgent silver.

Black woman proud woman

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© Canny Amah  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: nostalgiamother, woman, water, dark,
Form: Free verse
Moonlight On The Bay
Beside the rustic harbor stands a lighthouse on a hill
It keeps a watchful vigil o’er the waters deep and still
At night the harbor waters shine...

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Categories: love, passion, seawater, water,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Night I Fell Like Rain

You had that future retro look:  two thousand seventeen,
There was a slow and sultry permanence, a little slouchy lean
As you eased out of the...

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Categories: destiny, water, , cute,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Alana Dulcita
Once in a forest, a long time ago,
there dwelt a young maiden, bright, sweet and fair.
Flowers she wore in her long wavy hair,
and each day...

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Categories: fantasygirl, old, sweet, water,
Form: Enclosed Rhyme
Premium Member Sin Hypoxia
To escape sin, I built a glass box around me.
Though sin like water started leaking through the cracks upon me.
Soon the water would consume me.

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Categories: faith, life, water, water,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member wooden rafts float

wooden sea- rafts float
     as the hardest beads

        the mildest prayers

offer layered...

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Categories: water,
Form: Tanka
Premium Member Haiku - tears of time
as the heavens cry
tears slip between each petal
the earth breathes new life


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© FJ Thomas  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: water, flower, life, nature, rain,
Form: Haiku