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Climbing Poems

Climbing Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of climbing 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 climbing.

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Premium Member Black Molasses

"Black Molasses"

Black Molasses 
holds to ransom 
sucked into 
Tropic of Capricorn mud
as bushfires bleed
sugar from cane
like molten glucose 
shot into the veins
of Mother Earth gone all
libertine sour 
like Lemon Grass
crushed and burnt 
acrid smoke inhaled
through the flaring nostrils 
of...Read More
Categories: climbing, death, fire, world,
Form: Free verse

Spirit of Nature
Spirit of Nature

I walk along the rocky bluff
with the warm rising of the sun.
The mist builds and falls
above the vast expanse of the ocean, 
surrounding the little island, 
blanketing the shoreline with soft white mounds.

And in the next moment it...Read More
Categories: climbing, environment, imagery, nature, ocean, seasons, winter,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Moonstruck

Life is an amazing adventure
Not for the faint of heart
The ups and downs, the challenges
Can weaken resolve from the start

When you're a very young child
Things seem so simple each day
Biggest decision you're faced with
What kind of game to play

Girls don't...Read More
Categories: climbing, love,
Form: Quatrain
Great Escape Kept at Bay
G - Go-getters aren't allowed to grope and mope
R - regretting bad luck has come to stay.
E - Escape comes with a measure of sheer hope
A - accepting whatever comes their way.
T - Tough times find them climbing up a...Read More
Categories: climbing, 11th grade, encouraging, prayer, trust,
Form: Acrostic
Rat Race
You follow the rat races,
Climbing ladders that never end,
Surrounded by faces,
But not one you could call friend,

You stare hungrily at your reflection, 
Picking apart your every inch,
Believing beauty leads to connection,
But would it save you in a pinch? 

You spend...Read More
Categories: climbing, anxiety, conflict, emotions, future, health, leadership, truth,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member Deep End
Grasp hold of the ladder - look out!  Loose rung.
Raining hard.  Have to hold on - terrified.
Ever so slowly, shaking still ....
Attacked at old empty Armadale swimming pool.  Thrown in, hit my head.
Took my money, made off...Read More
Categories: climbing, abuse, anxiety, confusion, dark,
Form: Acrostic
Prayers for our Troops
The men and women in red, white, and blue.
They put their life on the line for us, this is true.
Each with weapons, and boots on the ground.
Swimming in swamps, walking in desserts, and climbing up mounds.
Jumping out of planes.
Running into...Read More
Categories: climbing, prayer, war,
Form: Rhyme
Where are days of
climbing fences;
crossing creeks
and summer senses?
Forever remembered
and drawn upon
like the morning dew
on summer lawns....Read More
Categories: climbing, life,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Hope, Climbing To Ascend
The Hope, Climbing To Ascend

born of earthen soil, clay models of infinite degrees and sky hopes
snowy mountain ledge, peak ringed by white stormy clouds, icy silent breath

Poetry Contest: ku duet 
Sponsored by: Silent One
Syllable count 34
checked by,  How Many...Read More
Categories: climbing, art, deep, faith, heaven, humanity, religion, wisdom,
Form: Monoku
Premium Member The Golden Years
Another year older
Another year gone,
A little more wisdom,
Can that be too wrong?

A few more fine wrinkles,
A dark spot or two,
Expressions pronounced
Through the skin’s darker hue.

Time seemed eternal,
A lifetime ahead,
But blink and what happens,
One’s tummy has spread.

Gone is the spring
In every...Read More
Categories: climbing, age, birthday, encouraging, fun, growth, happiness, humor,
Form: Rhyme
Our family visited but they’re gone now…the house is empty
but it’s definitely not bare
for the memories they left behind are echoing everywhere.

If I listen closely…I hear them
their echoes and so much more
as they blend with all the echoes they’ve left...Read More
Categories: climbing, family, memory,
Form: Verse
The Hamster

In the children’s room at the library
a porky hamster spends his days solitary
in a cage that accommodates him barely.
In so cramped a space he endures a spartan 
life surrounded by glass with no shade or curtain,
exposed to mischievous ogling...Read More
Categories: climbing, animal, humor,
Form: Light Verse
The Passenger
City life turns to sparse assortments;
Of local pubs and country homes.
Tall brick walls fade into fences;
Amongst hedgerows and mossy stones.

Crowded bustle soon lowers its pace;
Those now free, move unconfined.
Only thoughts spent are of contentment,
Peaceful surroundings heal the mind. 

As roads...Read More
Categories: climbing, car, city, happiness, happy, society,
Form: Enclosed Rhyme
Premium Member The tortured God
Climbing up the hill  with his great Cross
The tortured God recalls his childhood days
Now he faces death and total loss

Did  Jesus  fear his  mission  and its cost
Would humans  ever learn to see his way
Climbing...Read More
Categories: climbing, absence, allegory, allusion, body,
Form: Villanelle
Premium Member I Have Never
I have never been to Paris,
or to New York, or to Rome,
I have never been to Athens,
or to Jerusalem,
and I have never heard a skylark sing.

I have never climbed a mountain,
have never sailed a yacht,
I have never jumped out of...Read More
Categories: climbing, bird, celebrity, dance, mom, paris, star,
Form: Free verse

Dedication to an Anonymous Poet

Brilliant, so very loving and
supportive as can any be!
Humble yet attacked and avoided?
As he knows too much classical poetry?

Yet, he's the captain of his own
poetic stars and ship!
Not here climbing the popularity tree.
Nor in contests will...Read More
Categories: climbing, poets, tribute,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member THE DARKLING
fear drives the dark 
death rides sight unseen 
devise a wicked threshold 
miles gained while catching sleep 
lost dreams and vague debris 
passersby and inbetweens 
the momentum of obscurity

time is the flicker of a snap
flees an instance 
outline against brights...Read More
Categories: climbing, death, grief, life, nature, sorrow, symbolism, tree,
Form: Free verse
From the moment we became grandparents we have felt conflicted
at the way, in books and media, grandparents are depicted.

But we’ve been grandparents for a while now 
(one grandchild just graduated college)
So we believe it is time to share some grand-parental...Read More
Categories: climbing, grandparents,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Selkie


Tomorrow never comes
shadows dance on walls
the wanting of bodies electric
pressed fast and tight
in the hot surrender 
of wet sheets sailing 
over solitary satin skin
neroli oiled slick in the scent 
of a foreigner's musk 
bitter sweet orange and honey
touched in the...Read More
Categories: climbing, desire, freedom, lust, muse, psychological, self, sensual,
Form: Free verse
Those Dimples
The dimples on your cheeks
Like matching enclaves
On opposing sides
Of a massive, naturally formed
Rock formation in Arizona
Those Dimples are my home
I can spend endless hours
Tracing the cliffs
Tracing the walls
I sleep here as well
I am just a small pest
Just the right size
For...Read More
Categories: climbing, winter,
Form: Free verse
The Road To The Throne
The road that leads to the throne
is a million miles away from home
The road that leads to the throne
Will take you all over the town
You have to go around the winding road
Up and around the bend until you reach heaven
I...Read More
Categories: climbing, community, conflict, december, education, endurance, passion, political,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Arguments and Rants
I used to walk the playground during recess listening 
to the laughter and saw the stars twinkled and glowed in their faces. 
Running, jumping, climbing, swinging, and sliding in the rain, wind, snow, and sunshine. Always made my day cheerful...Read More
Categories: climbing, children, conflict, wisdom,
Form: Prose
Summer storm
Long green grasses stir in the gentle breeze
	bright summer sun beats down upon them
cool fragrant scent rises up into the air
	carried across the land in the gentle breeze

bright blossoms of yellow shine in the sun
	gently wave in the breeze as...Read More
Categories: climbing, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member sailboat mountain
percolating from the dream 
this time its sail boats (three of them)
making their way up a mountain pass
brightly colored sheets swallowed by clouds
that could be mistaken for seagulls..
the incline is nightmarish steep
can't tell if there's anyone at the helms
the pass...Read More
Categories: climbing, boat, mountains,
Form: Free verse
Remember those days of mittens and hats
Out in the cold with the kittens and cats
Climbing up walls and skinning our knees
Running and racing and shinning up trees

Remember those dreams of castles and kings
Imaginations fought dragons with wings
Rampaging gardens to play...Read More
Categories: climbing, childhood, remember,
Form: Lyric