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Carp Poems

Carp Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of carp 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 carp.

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Never Let Me Go
There’s little left to do…
but, looking back, we carp the moment — 
its squirmy, scaly shape aflutter in our palms.

The evening’s ether gathers in the hallway
and shapes itself into the faces that we loved.
They’re blown away.
Their whispers’ echo is but...Read More
Categories: carp, death, introspection, longing, love, pain,
Form: Lyric

Ode to a Tench:Fishing
Come here you little Tinca
Come here towards my net
Come here you little Tinca 
You're a new PB I bet.

Ive fed you worms and maggots
Caught Roach and Bream its true
But as nice as it is to catch them
I came here to...Read More
Categories: carp, fish, fishing,
Form: Verse
The curve of your feet lain together
Soft skin wrinkles along relaxed soles
As right foot cradles the left in its arc

The arch of your shoulders as they curve
To where they meet your soft downy neck
Head fallen forward and face buried deep

Short...Read More
Categories: carp, sleep,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Continuum
Life, an infinite continuum
feeding on its own death,
and we, self glorified in its midst,
on knife's edge of infinity,
daydream reflections of time,
mirrored images that seem like two,
are only one wheel of life and mortality;
parallel realities whose paths cross
   ...Read More
Categories: carp, life,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Please Delight Yourself
Please delight yourself
Every day
You are so worth it

Written 7-9-2019
Contest: MagiCicada13 Words to live by
Sponsor: Maureen McGreavy
Type: Carp Diem

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Categories: carp, joy, life, self,
Form: Carpe Diem

Upsidedown in the Park
Lotus  plants topped with tight bud heads 
conceal yellow flowers waiting to release 
a delicate scent that will hover over 
the reflecting pool, conjuring up 
mornings in some exotic place.

From dark waters red-orange carp 
venture up, moving elusively in...Read More
Categories: carp, imagery,
Form: Light Verse
Haiku Happening
haiku happening.
noon sun sizzles-pavement hot-
carp splashing in lake....Read More
Categories: carp, sun,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member GOODY GOODY
   the menu
parma ham

...Read More
Categories: carp, food,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Speaking style
Some people are so blunt
Their words tear and make you feel like a runt

Some people are so sharp
Their words cut like the bite of a carp 

Some people are so shallow
Without thinking words they bellow 

For some every second word...Read More
Categories: carp, spoken word,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The trout and the turtle
the turtle remarks to the trout
do you want that worm
it would be a nice morsel
replies the trout
but I could take 
insects of the surface
you would be too slow
for that, added the trout
that may be true
the turtle replied, and added
do either...Read More
Categories: carp, adventure, analogy,
Form: Free verse
Fishes From Heaven - for If I Had A Secret Life Contest
Fishes From Heaven

I’m sorry to leave that dear husband of mine
But Ted will be fine with his rod, reel and line
His love for his fishing left me in the shade
I often said Ted should have wed a mermaid
When I get...Read More
Categories: carp, appreciation, death, fish, fishing, funeral, funny, thanks,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Secret Life of a Mighty Bald Eagle
I would love to live a secret life of a bald eagle flying free.
No more weakness and captivity, just strength and sovereignty. 
Soaring the skies so very high with strength and emancipation,
a paragon of freedom with power, persistent and mighty.
I’d...Read More
Categories: carp, animal, imagination,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Carp Fishing in Michigan
The end of my Zebco rod and reel,
As the cast of tackle is flung
Like a small knot of costume jewelry
Skimming atop the caramel-colored Grand River,

Rattling awry like a dragonfly
The vibration tingling in the palm of my hand
As if I had...Read More
Categories: carp, devotion, fish, fishing, friend, friendship, growing up,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Wear Your Courage As A Glove, Never Fear To Speak
Wear Your Courage As A Glove, Never Fear To Speak

Walk into sunshine with no fear upon your head
cast fear far away, slap back any dread.
Sample life, its mysteries and its golden gifts
sail your magic boat, sleep while it just drifts.
Watch...Read More
Categories: carp, confidence, encouraging, faith, happiness, inspiration, life, success,
Form: Carpe Diem
Premium Member Bruce

A lumbering man, 
audibly achily, stepped to the
floor’s center.
Had there been a spotlight, he’d’a shone.

His arms unfurled.
His hips spun.
His soles, silent
as he padded here,
then twisted to place a foot there.

A phoenix swooped, festooned in fire’s colors.
A monkey stole a man’s...Read More
Categories: carp, philosophy,
Form: Free verse
Respecting animal species
Using reasoning to understand how we treat other species

And what we see means their numbers are rapidly decreasing

As humanity with its limited understanding keep feasting

On animals farmed for our greedy carnivorous desires

But suggest serving their pets up on a platter

Wagging...Read More
Categories: carp, beautiful, flower, insect, inspiration, nature, uplifting,
Form: Free verse
A Proud Woman

Stars, crisp in the deep plot
pulling off, late snow clouds
clean themselves
The river lets loose the carp,
coughs beneath its frozen part

Drippings on the roof hit the gutter
Ice branches ripped off in wind are waterborne
In the house, a rim of cheese is...Read More
Categories: carp, art,
Form: Free verse
What'll we Drink Now
I’d never been outside Victoria except once on the Murray,
where we fished for near a week only giving carp some curry,
but of course that was my highlight going on that camping trip.
I talked so much about it that it gave...Read More
Categories: carp, humorous,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member TOXIC

Blunt can be sharp
If you but see,
A toxic carp
You now set free.

A certain shade
In toxic waste,
Death ready made
Echoes last haste.

Sharp cuts most deep
In toxic bloom,
A fatal sleep
Succeeds harsh gloom.

Roads lead nowhere
With toxic brine,
Death waits down there
In grotesque lines.

Late in the...Read More
Categories: carp, allegory,
Form: Quatrain
another night
torrential rain fills my butt
summer drought respite
a blackbird bathing
another overcast day
like Trump dense widespread
midges mosquitoes
larvae live food for the carp
land fauna struggles
dogwood tree in bloom
not gone unnoticed plus bees
late summer berries
no butterflies
two days since then only one
summertime failures
most life...Read More
Categories: carp, nature,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Hurtin' Jim
Poor, poor fisherman, Jim Proctor
A flying carp sent him to the doctor
He was out sturgeon fishin'
Now his left eye's hurtin'
When his wife first saw it, it shocked her

Date written and posted: 06/03/2018...Read More
Categories: carp, fishing, humor,
Form: Limerick
A half hour garden safari recorded in haiku
a fledgeling starling
came to the pond to quench thirst
a koi carp jumped
no butterflies
a white tailed bumblebee queen
mint moths abundant
hen blackbird
feeding newly hatched chicks
wasps succumbed to rain
flower fly hovers
over greater speedwell
forget-me-not blooms
midges chance their luck
my white lilac turned to seed
bird cherries...Read More
Categories: carp, nature,
Form: Haiku


The sun shines, brightly lights my day. My garden verdant many hues of green. Greater speedwell, resilient, blooms no matter the season. Late spring, early summer it explodes. Late Jack Frost, it copes beyond my imagination. A...Read More
Categories: carp, garden, nature,
Form: Haibun
04-22-18 - A haiku ANTHOLOGY
 mallards... a pair
koi carp can't compete... duck feet
strang orange shapes
sunshine... summertime
fickle spring... climate changing
muted cuckoos
Jenny wren... begging
let summer have its way
seasons confound spring
first orange tip
fluttered by... seeking partners
tortoiseshell denied
sloe... blackthorn blossoms
cover branches... bumper crop
sloe gin... matures
the rose of love......Read More
Categories: carp, nature,
Form: Haiku
Attilas Axe
Attila's axe quick and witty.
Wallering away in self-pitty.

Double edge bladed words,
characteristic of a domestic carp.

I take what you say in stride,
think and analyze.

Calling me ugly names,
is your judgemental opinion game.
You think you've won,
and lowered me to your domain.

Attila's axe so...Read More
Categories: carp, character, emotions, how i feel, poetry,
Form: I do not know?