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Below are the all-time best Well Known poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of well known poems written by PoetrySoup members


Premium Member A Well-Known Stranger
'Twas a sound I thought alarming, most assuredly disarming;
Up I rose from peaceful slumber to discern what it might be.
While my candle flickered, wavered; whilst...

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Categories: well known, absence, assonance, feelings, miss
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member American Indian, Nightshades, Moonshadows And Howling Wolf
American Indian, Nightshades, Moonshadows And Howling Wolf

Thirsty for red moon, its sacred beams and eternal pull
howling-out to speak to this dark and blind world, without...

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Categories: well known, art, conflict, death, history,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Wild Love
The blackberry's love for the garden rose
Brought down the gardener's wrath.
The blackberry sensed the danger
As he wended the garden path.

" A love so true as...

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Categories: well known, garden, love, rose, sweet,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Black Cockatoo






"Black Cockatoo"



I was white
as pure snow cotton
thread through the eye of God's needle

Black 
he was, 
not Egyptian, more ancient 

he walked 
in the Dreamtime 
with...

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Categories: well known, romance, sensual, silence,
Form: Romanticism
An Involuntary Shudder
                        VII.

An...

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Categories: well known, myth,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member Behind the Yellow Door

Looking out at the old oak  tree in my front yard today, I see myself as she is, stripped of all my former beauty...

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Categories: well known, family, house, life,
Form: Personification
Premium Member LOVE ANGER DEATH AND GUILT
LOVE ANGER DEATH AND GUILT 

Blog was A young girl who was 
Still at school
Everyone loved Blog, she
Was nobody’s fool,
In fact her peers regarded as...

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Categories: well known, anger, love,
Form: Rhyme
ABC World's Famous Scientists In History
A  is for Anton van Leeuwenhoek- in his simple  microscope made him well-known,
B is for Benjamin Franklin who invented  the electricity ...

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© Len Gasun  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: well known, cancer, inspirational, me,
Form: Abecedarian
God Technologies, Inc
It is well known
that the intelligence is artificial
and the weeping robot cannot weep.
It is less well known
that it will be quietly sold
as feeling and sorrowful...

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Categories: well known, technology,
Form: Free verse
Mackenzie Trail
When doves on evenings, calm and still, call out a hollow tone,
They rouse a medley, old as time, so few have ever known.
The whispered lines...

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© Jim Fish  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: well known, adventure, cowboy-western, historyold, horse,
Form: Quatrain
Pandora's Temptation
For the third time Pandora stands before the box
Inlaid with jewels ivory and gold
In her hand is the key – she closely examines
Intrigued by its...

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Categories: well known, desire, hope, love,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Heinrich Heine Revisited
I can clearly sense your utter despair of Der Matratzengruft*
As you valiantly carried on your poetic works to the very end.
This did not change your...

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Categories: well known, history, international, philosophy, poems,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member My Handicap Beach
My Handicap Beach


As I lay here and look out the window from our hotel at the absolutely amazing view..
It makes me wonder how something so...

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Categories: well known, blessing, emotions, how i
Form: Free verse
Premium Member HEARTBEATS ON PAS DE DEUX
HEARTBEATS ON PAS FE DEUX

Starstruck by your smile as I opened my eyes
Snow-white cheeks glows to peaches sweet
Running fingertip to heart shaped lips

As spring breeze...

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Categories: well known, feelings, first love, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Morning Glory
Her face may show a rosy blush
Peering through a favorite bush.
Perhaps you'll greet with great delight
This newcomer dressed in purest white 
Miss Morning Glory, sweet...

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Categories: well known, nature
Form: Personification
Premium Member A Stubborn Man

He’s 85 and he says he isn’t going to die.
Stooped over very badly, maybe two feet shorter now
than he used to be in his prime
and...

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Categories: well known, death,
Form: Free verse
Meet My Mr Moore
 tercet 

Mr. Moore taught us English lit
but more important than that,
he taught us how to use our wit.

He willed us to go way beneath
the...

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Categories: well known, teacher, truth,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Poetry Masters
**

   T~ This is for all the great master poets of art.
   H~ Having the skills, the words, and the smarts.
...

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Categories: well known, appreciation, april, poets, tribute,
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member Sweet Talkers of the Devil
Sweet Talkers of the Devil

Reptiles in human suits are the true sweet talkers of the devil,
and are well known among the various societies in our...

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Categories: well known, allegory, evil, extended metaphor,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member THE GRIST MILL HORROR
The grist mill stands by the side of the lake
A bustling flour mill of yesteryear
An eerie place where many people died
If you go inside you...

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Categories: well known, death, evil, horror,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member The Coupling of Our Souls
don't let our coupling bodies
be the uncoupling of souls
don't let what's tried and true
then attempt to fan the coals

perfunctory caresses
meant to bring desired gain
when not...

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Categories: well known, how i feel, love,
Form: Rhyme
Baby Brave
A boy lines up plastic soldiers 
In straight rows across his floor.
He knocks them down with callow ease
In a naive game of war.

Far across the...

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Categories: well known, fear, life, war,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Dog Dialogue

Finally you asked for dog’s point of view -
The dialogue of depth, long overdue.

Without a word I’m whistling in the dark,
Articulation’s muffled by the bark.

Seems...

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Categories: well known, animal, dog, pets,
Form: Personification
A Shadow Emerges
I am very pleased to be able to present
a sixth collaboration with great friend and poet,
Robert Lindley, who is well known to you all
for his...

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Categories: well known, dark, light,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Deep In Newly Disturbed Soil, Lies My True Love
Deep In Newly Disturbed Soil, Lies My True Love

(  “Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them” – George Eliot.)

Deep...

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Categories: well known, death, deep, depression, heartbreak,
Form: Elegy