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Best Welsh Poems

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

Welsh Rill
old saw

scissored shades of Betsycoed
taste of yester youth's sweet tones
splashing sound of forest water
kissing shining sacred stones

Dreams of swirling druids dancing
in the faery water's rill

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Categories: welsh, life, nature, on writing
Form: Iambic Pentameter

Premium Member Leaving Wales
Wales to me is her Celtic tribal history,	
Wales to me is walks upon her shores.
Wales to me is her druids, saints, and mystery,	
the soil I...

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© John Watt  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: welsh, leaving, longing, love,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Brilliance and Madness
Brilliance and Madness

Howard Robard Hughes
Famously rich recluse
Dreams led him to the lap of luxury
Followed by nightmarish mysophobic OCD

Rich playboy aviator Howard Hughes
With movie starlets kept...

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© Mark Toney  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: welsh, celebrity, film, flying, mental
Form: Clerihew
Seagulls of Barry Island
The sea gulls down at Barry aren’t your average little pests 
 They think they own the sea side and the all wear hooded vests...

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Categories: welsh, beach, bird, sea,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Skylarks Call Across Light of Morning
Skylarks Call Across Light of Morning 1-11-23  
Skylarks Call Across Light of Morning

“Skylarks call across morning light”
After cold quiet stills laughter
In the deep shafts...

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Categories: welsh, bird, care, love, morning,
Form: Quatern

Premium Member My Shoe Collection
My Shoe Collection


Nice if you have them


There is love
There is happiness
When the next path of your journey
You take with shoes on your feet


I am coming...

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Categories: welsh, hilarious, imagination, irony, journey,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member On Wings of Song
I fly on wing of song.
Twenty-three miles out of Atlanta
soaring like an eagle traveling from DC
thirty-six thousand miles high
Fly, fly away
Through the blue hues of...

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Categories: welsh, universe,
Form: Imagism
Humorous Tribute To Three Soupers
Jack the Quatrain King a possible moniker 
When it comes to quatrains, he’s an astonisher
With humor and wit he deliver’s his world view
Unfortunately now, he’s...

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Categories: welsh, humorous, tribute, humor,
Form: Clerihew
Daylight Robbery
Last night I stole a little - from time.
Don’t worry he’s got plenty on his hands
You could call it daylight robbery, but that wouldn’t be...

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Categories: welsh, fun, light, morning, sun,
Form: Narrative
what am I
who am I
why am I

what am I
I am  a single lass
with a puncheon for poetry
am a receiver of thoughts
brought forth from another's...

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Categories: welsh,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Raven's Plight
Raven was Death. She dwelt in death. She lived on death. Ages past, she had worn 
the blue-black, purple, feathers of the raven and dined...

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Categories: welsh, allegory, angst, animals, death,
Form: Narrative
The Hill Farmer
He tills within the buzzard's flight 

this cruel land he calls his home, 

ewe and wether, milk and bucket, 

broken spirit, ne'er to roam. 


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Categories: welsh, nature,
Form: Verse
The Price of Coal
The mining villages of Wales
are steeped in history and tales
of sons and fathers, duty-bound
who earned a pittance underground.

For generations miners toiled
with picks and shovels, faces...

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Categories: welsh, courage, work,
Form: Rhyme
A Welcome In the Hillside
( Mum pictured in her Welsh costume on St David's Day)

I wrote these words to fit the well known Welsh song melody 'Calon Lan' as...

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Categories: welsh, appreciation,
Form: Lyric
The 'Airs On Me 'Ead
The black ones I got from my mother,
The glamourpuss Welsh princess;
The red ones came from my dad,
The freckled Irish redbeard;
The blonde ones were mine as...

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Categories: welsh, age, hair, i am,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Free Association Pulsation
Corsican sand
  on the Rio Grande
Simon Bolivar weeps
  the night asleep

Renegade cycles
  hogs gone mild
Gehinnom's Mayor
  Timothy Leary's child

Zebras abound

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Categories: welsh, angst, confusion, crazy, howl,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Elementary
The consumate sleuth Sherlock Holmes
Hardly lacking the wit chromosomes
With the faintest of clues
To bemuse and confuse
Cracked crimes in the Welsh catacombs

AP: Honorable Mention 2023

Submitted on...

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Categories: welsh, celebrity, mystery, smart, tribute,
Form: Limerick
Can I Set It Free - 101 Words Contest

What is this muse Jan writes about,
I have tried to peek in her cupboard
To let it out.
The lock is on, drat what...

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Categories: welsh, freedom, muse,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Spring Dance
chlorophyll greenery, Spring’s
creamery daffodils chock-full of light.
bees alight; honey wings.

violette clematis rife —
the ribbon wraps ‘round my neighbor’s mailbox.
her preserve rocks wildlife.

the southern cottonwood tree

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Categories: welsh, spring,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Shark Soup
Tim had all the necessary ingredients right next to his ancient burner

Shark teeth dangling from a sunken necklace at the cutting edge but

The amulet had...

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Categories: welsh, ocean,
Form: Free verse
Wasted Words

Lounging near sleep and lingering time
are Eliot, Dylan and I.
We discuss preposterously shaped women
and laugh ‘til our heads roll down
the stairs and onto the...

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Categories: welsh, imagination, nonsense,
Form: Rhyme
Cafe Selections
Fish madam?
Price Edwards a Welsh man taught me how to poach eggs fish and rabbits
The recipe for  poached eggs is  universal
Poached perch is.....Take...

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Categories: welsh, funny, social,
Form: Blank verse
Your Blue Eyes
Where does this come from....
Were we educated at some time
And forgotten...
No.. we weren't....

We were royalty of a kind....
Welsh and proud... 
Roman blood we had in...

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Categories: welsh, love,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Rip Mark Taff Langley
Devastated at the news I've heard.
Totally shocked this is absurd
The passing of a Welsh legend
Proud to have served my butty friend.

He started his long career

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Categories: welsh, death of a friend,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Ash Groves
Ash Groves

“Down yonder green valley where streamlets meander 
When twilight is fading I pensively rove,
Or at the bright noontide in solitude wander 
Amid the dark...

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Categories: welsh, family, music,
Form: Lyric