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Color Poems

Color Poems. Read and share great examples of poetry about colors. This list of color poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of color poetry. This list of works about color is an excellent resource for examples on how to write color poems.

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For Anil Sook DEO
Here lies a small brown man, maybe average, with heart, mixed
Sounded and spelled AMERICAN, spoke always of Africa
Loved words, could not communicate career choices
Johns Hopkins Professors joined ones at Indiana University (Go Hoosiers!)
In noting his non-American marriage would hurt
9-11 and...Read More
Categories: color, 12th grade, africa, anti bullying, career, character,
Form: Epitaph

Premium Member BLACK AM I - -

Am I
I am… result of absence of
I am complete absorption
Instill yet instills voids of light
Is it right?
Black Am I
I am invisible yet seen
I am colored without hue
Is this truth
I am like white yet what is it
What’s this?
Black Am I
I...Read More
Categories: color, america, analogy, endurance, engagement, identity,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member TASK MASTER-
task master
"you enslaved me sum of more than 300
three-hundred years
I love you
I love you I must

shipped me over in crowd ships, boats
chained me to my peers and host
I love you, I love you I must

Took away my true name
my...Read More
Categories: color, allegory, analogy, discrimination, forgiveness, prejudice, slavery,
Form: Dramatic Verse
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Categories: color, 11th grade, 3rd grade, 8th grade, anti
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Night I Entered a Rainbow
In the dead of night, I finally fell asleep,
Looking back, I'm sure it was much too deep!
For a dream within a dream, opened my eyes,
To being inside a rainbow, of new sunny skies!

It was so vast, with no beginning and...Read More
Categories: beautiful, color, fantasy, nature, night, rainbow, sun,
Form: Rhyme

The tree of senses keeps me close to my conscience,
liberating the bondage of believes in existence.
In certainty of identification to belong in effect,
by family as race and nationality towards self-image detect. 
The individual perspective by self awareness in social situation,
maintains...Read More
Categories: color, 12th grade, humanity, identity, patriotic,
Form: Ballade
Premium Member the wrath
rain lashes the ground
buds sprout around
there is yet a tongue's curse
set upon this soil
not green
but black is the bud’s color
which soul was so hurt
that she set her wrath
so strong
to destroy
the entire earth...Read More
Categories: color, anger, earth, environment, extended metaphor, planet, power,
Form: Free verse
Broken breakfast

Breakfast appears in mourning and sorrows 
The sugar that came hanging on our lips got drown into tears
Stray bullets flew over the table singing ridiculously in chorus

The blue skies changed color crashing our hope and feelings
Fear visited every olive branch...Read More
Categories: color, 5th grade, 9th grade, america, beautiful, birth,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Million Of Dreams
Each night when I lie down,
The brightness of color fills my head,
Million of dreams in my sleep
I think of what the world could be
A vision of what I see
million dreams of the blessed key,
million dreams for the world for you...Read More
Categories: color, beautiful, christian, courage, dream, forgiveness, inspiration, spiritual,
Form: ABC
Premium Member DREAM BIGGER - LM

"Reality is something you rise above."  - Liza Minelli

Today is nothing less than your blank canvas
So splash those colors never meant to harness
Reality is just a bland and neutral tone
You’re meant to dare and soar alone
So spread your wings...Read More
Categories: color, confidence, dream, inspirational, life, motivation, uplifting,
Form: Rhyme
Between underwater stems
Among the muddy water, the shadow of an obscure wanders,
He wants something, but he can't say it.
Her body lies among the deep stems,
And no one is looking for it on earth.
Her white legs were home to fish,
And thin hands live...Read More
Categories: color, dark, death, lonely, memory, missing, river,
Form: Ballade
The man in my heart
I always wanted to fall in love, 
To make my heart suddenly beat faster, 
To connect the colors of life, 
With the melody of love sounding. 

He must be tall and patient, 
And with jokes quite on you, 
He is...Read More
Categories: color, heart, life, me, men, soulmate,
Form: Blank verse
Flowers mean friendship and happiness
Coloured so gorgeous by the Almighty God
Flowers give us the best we need to begin a new day
Flowers bloom especially in the month of May
Flowers glow like amber lights nowadays...Read More
Categories: appreciation, celebration, cheer up, color, daffodils, dedication,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Pow Wow
the fiery red sun
leaves a rainbow of colors~
nature's smoking gun...Read More
Categories: beautiful, color, eve, nature, nice, red, sunset,
Form: Haiku
Red is the color of a rose
Oh! My Love Red is the color of a rose.
And red is the color of hearts and flowers.
Red roses symbolize romantic lovers.
Two hearts beating the same as one.
Singing and dancing in the moonlight.
Underneath the luminous moon's
silvery light. Singing and dancing...Read More
Categories: color, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 6th
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Summer's Withered Bloom

The carcass of beauty spent and done
picked clean by scavengers of time,
whose sated memories of summer
ask for no quarter and offer none.

Winter winds tango with scattered leaves
in tune with a different drummer,
spinning fragments of color and light
into chromatic threads, Autumn...Read More
Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade, autumn, change, color,
Form: Rhyme
The Sock
Just for fun...

The Sock

Is there anything lonelier than discarded clothing?
A sign of disappointment, of rejection, of loathing
Threadbare and stained, no fight left within
Wondering what events caused this great sin
Did you wear out your welcome, what did you do?
Was it a...Read More
Categories: color, humor, humorous,
Form: I do not know?
Relationships ll
Cheating is simply an act of deception. In relationship terms, cheating is an act of being unfaithful to your partner which turns into an adulterous person. Cheating has become such a fact in most of our lives, so big that...Read More
Categories: color, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 9th
Form: Personification
Disability and Equality
Disability & equality

I & my kind are equal
The skin of my color is not a curse 
But due to evil & greed
My fellow humans have put a price-tag on my head
Making me the most hunted amongst the human kind
Yet in...Read More
Categories: color, abuse, addiction, africa, anger, anxiety,
Form: Epic
You are a great painter, I know it very well,
Your every paint is like evening temple bell,
You can paint the colourful flowers of garden,
Tiny droplets of rain water that make all ocean,
Our earth is so beautiful and we are really...Read More
Categories: color, earth, faith, heaven, love,
Form: Couplet
a poem for society
roses are white
and although that’s a lie
color doesn’t change
the beauty inside...Read More
Categories: color, analogy, introspection, prejudice, roses are red, society,
Form: Quatrain
flowers bloom, 
they smell so sweet,
so many beautiful colors.

the boiling sun
warms my body, and
tickle my toes. swimming
and licking popsicles,
to cool us off.

autumn leaves turn
colors to red, yellow, and 
golden brown, they
like to twirl in the 
howling wind. 

Icy air, gray...Read More
Categories: color, creation, seasons,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Poor Taste
Some believe that blue and green
Should never be together seen:
This does seem distinctly odd, 
Since quite obviously God
Gives this colour scheme the nod!...Read More
Categories: blue, color, god, green,
Form: Rhyme
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berries are red, berries are blue
you're the sweetest; I love you!...Read More
Categories: blue, color, love, poetry, red, roses are
Form: Free verse
Shadow Rock
Where the waves break
And sea foam rises
The crisp sound of the ocean
Echoes in the cavernous openings
Of private oceanside caves.
Waters rise and recede
As time passes through.
Sunlit moments slightly shaded
By rock shadows floating by.
Caressed by tropical breezes,
Spritzed in salt waters,
My soul is...Read More
Categories: color, 10th grade, 12th grade, freedom, happiness, ocean,
Form: Prose

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