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Canary Poems

Canary Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of canary poetry to share and read. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for canary.

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Epigrams IV
Sex Hex
by Michael R. Burch

Love’s full of cute paradoxes
(and highly acute poxes).

by Michael R. Burch

Love is either wholly folly,
or fully holy.

Nun Fun Undone
by Michael R. Burch

are not for excesses!

Here and Hereafter
by Michael R. Burch

Life’s saving graces are love, pleasure, laughter...Read More
Categories: canary, bible, christian, death, funeral, god, grave, religion,
Form: Epigram

Premium Member Clarion
Bat flippin’ shat crazy
Don’t say maybe
You plucked the thorn
My clarion of clarity

Bent no LSD
Sing my fine canary
Walked the water’s edge
To wander water's over...Read More
Categories: canary, celebration, song,
Form: Rhyme
Mary Mary Contrary
Why Mary Mary is being so contrary.
Her husband Larry joined the military. 
His twin brother Barry married her twin sister.            Carrie.
Perry and Jerry Stole Gary, her pet canary.
Sold him...Read More
Categories: canary, humorous,
Form: Monorhyme
Premium Member Mozart's Birds

The little fellow was close to death.
His two pet birds, as usual, began
to sing together.

Toward the end the starling fell silent,
but the canary
(being puffed up with its own nature),
sung the more loudly.

Exhausted by the noise
he threw his powdered wig at...Read More
Categories: canary, poetry,
Form: Free verse
a matrress
Mattress and roses
A great day in Cascais sunlit and moderately cold.
We are changing a mattress the new one was easy to handle
But the old was too heavy we need someone with
Arm muscles like Hercules and he was healthy.
I was...Read More
Categories: canary, absence, adventure, confidence, courage, cousin,
Form: Blank verse

Premium Member Two limericks, strictly for the birds

  There once was a confused male canary
  Who fancied himself a real cute faerie
     He found a male friend
     Peered in his...Read More
Categories: canary, bird, cat, silly,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Ophelia's Song
Her face tawny and weathered
Is richer than the earth of a thousand years
With flowing furrowed lines of contented history
That are written deeply at each union, worn like a scar
She lifts her native face to compose a melody of love
As a...Read More
Categories: canary, beauty, color, courage, dance, endurance, hope, identity,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Canary Comm
Red lights flash on Canary Comm
  Ice 9 warning once again
To stay or fly not serious
  Who can avoid the cryogenic madness?

Most carry on Ice 9 inside
  Like DNA or something drives it
No matter line no breaking...Read More
Categories: canary, fear, military, scary,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Big Bird
A famous TV star is called 'Big Bird'
At Thanksgiving he's at a loss for words --
   His fellow birds are eaten
   Down is his spirit beaten --
What eight-foot canary is not absurd?

    ...Read More
Categories: canary, bird, silly, thanksgiving,
Form: Limerick
Contrary Canary
i have a lovely bright yellow canary
she is always angry and quite contrary
rarely will she do anything
ive never heard her chirp or sing
sharing her cage with the cat makes her wary...Read More
Categories: canary, animal,
Form: Limerick
Deer Ruby
Deer Ruby,

Daddy doubtful hardly Dorothy know you ...
it’s the bare bones, Toto truth

Variety gossip on the street
by parrot beaks chirping canary peeps

Said your mother had a one-night-stand revue;
a private audience of one, burlesque interview

Receptionist Rita 
wardrobe malfunction rumor denied:
Saying it...Read More
Categories: canary, dark, fun, mystery, psychological,
Form: Verse
When Trump Tweets
(Played to the tune, “When Sly Calls,”
by Michael Franks)

When Trump tweets,
Mo’ scowls furrow

When Trump tweets,
the scandals grow

As rumors shake,
idle sits the Boss
Bankrupt morality
is the grifter cost

When Trump tweets,
the rubles spin

When Trump tweets,
the dictators win

Decorum falls,
indecency begins
And on Fox tv the...Read More
Categories: canary, humorous, parody, satire, song,
Form: Lyric


Einstein, the frizzy-haired,
proved E equals MC squared.
And so mass decreases
as activity ceases.
Not my mass, my ass declared!
—Michael R. Burch

Dot Spotted

There once was a leopardess, Dot,
who indignantly answered: "I'll not!
The gents are impressed
with the way that I'm dressed.
I wouldn't change even...Read More
Categories: canary, light,
Form: Limerick
He Lied
The pipe dream that the fat man had
He lied and lied and lied
And some were still surprised
The damn truth wasn't in him
Call me Thomas if you like
For no doubt I had my doubts
And he had such clout
With the higher ups...Read More
Categories: canary, absence, appreciation, bible, blessing, boyfriend, care, cute
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member May

May slides through winter roots.
It comes like a wet dog to your table,
stays to dry itself, turns into a canary.

It is an old man riding a bike backwards,
into greening rainbows.
May dangles on a washing-line,
of billowing clouds.

May is oil
for the broken...Read More
Categories: canary, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Pull The Other One
Obviously, you're delusional -
VERY delusional!
Extraordinary statement -
Been drinking, have you?
Excessively, I'd say.

This is absurd -
Where on earth put this idea into your head?
It's ridiculous!
No, I do NOT believe you!
Keep away from me!
Listen, pal,
Empty threats don't scare ME!

Friend, you are
Away with...Read More
Categories: canary, drink, earth, fairy, friend, imagination,
Form: Acrostic
Canary birds are a feature of Canary Islands
Canary birds are a feature of  Canary Islands,
But in the Canary Islands, their is not so easy to found.
On the Virgin Islands are problems of similar  kinds,
One can barely see any canaries flying around!

...Read More
Categories: canary, bird, fun,
Form: Quatrain
Children's Poems
Picturebook Princess

for Keira

We had a special visitor.
Our world became suddenly brighter.
She was such a charmer!
Such a delighter! 

With her sparkly diamond slippers
and the way her whole being glows,
Keira’s a picturebook princess
from the points of her crown to the tips of...Read More
Categories: canary, children,
Form: Verse
68 Coronet
A 68 Coronet
	in canary yellow
white vinyl top
	440 mag inside

a four pack on top
	an auto shift
60 in 10
	in black smoke

room for five
	and all their bags
12 to the mile
	but 32 cents

so long ago
	lost in time
once it was
	in my youth

...Read More
Categories: canary, poetry,
Form: Free verse

                    We copulated
          in front of the TV ...
   ...Read More
Categories: canary, allusion, funny, humorous, love,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Tweeter My Canary

Judy said her friend's perfume was much too severe
Her canary Tweeter, was alive before she got there
Loved Tweeter so much
He was so old, he needed a crutch
Flew with a limp, I cried when he died, buckets of tears

...Read More
Categories: canary, sad,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member BURGUNDY--
My dear Burgundy, I heard a purple, splendid tapping
Burgundy you color my heart, my soul
You, Oh!, so you said only this you’re in trappings red
I crave the crimson, cerulean canary yellow this I dread
And the rubies never overdrawing
And the rubies...Read More
Categories: canary, analogy, appreciation, for her, how i feel,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Past Love- collaboration
Canary sings,
Breeze whistles,
As leaves fall from the almond tree,
My mind wonders to the past .

As I think of my diamond-my sweet damsel,
Her eyes-something to behold,
Her mellifluous voice send cold shivers down my spine.
Blissful memories make me feel connected,

Even if we...Read More
Categories: canary, first love, nature,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Toxic Mary
Toxic Mary would kill a canary, just to not hear it sing.. as a matter of fact, she is a complete whack and would  kill most anything..
 Every word from her mouth is to complain of her ex-spouse who...Read More
Categories: canary, people,
Form: Rhyme Royal
What Should I be
If I were a bird to be
Which one would I choose, let me see 

Should I be a high flying eagle
My ambition drawing upwards the lowly people

Else I could be a silky white dove
Wandering in search of the elusive love

I’d...Read More
Categories: canary, bird,
Form: Couplet