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Color Poems | Examples of Color Poetry

Color Poems - Examples of all types of color poetry to share and read. This list of color poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, and famous examples of color poetry. This list of works about color is an excellent resource for examples on how to write color poems.
Premium Member The Purple Vault
Peonies plum and white on the table of grace at nigh sundown's scarlet; greet the hour with fragrance as dusk becomes starlit. Peonies plum and white bring joy to the evening of gold tinged memory, from the gemmed purple vault of old time's treasury. Peonies...Read More
Categories: beautiful, color, flower, memory,
Form: Monchielle Stanza



Deep Purple
Amethyst, the amalgamation of deep red and blue Mingles with the motley kaleidoscopic rainbow hue The sun, moon, and stars melodiously sing together. Hills, mountains, valleys, and plateaus before bonfires gather Wisdom, vision, royalty, power, and ambition glow. Winds of...Read More
Categories: color, life, nature,
Form: Rhyme
Rainbow
Rainbow Arching colours Bridging heaven and earth Hope painted in the sky Beauty...Read More
Categories: appreciation, beautiful, color, rainbow,
Form: Cinquain
Jupiter tunes
You're akin to a blend of my favourite hues— not just black, but preserved, concealed, opaque, resilient, and profound. Yet, a gentle gaze reveals a swirling display of myriad colours. Not many can see it, but for you, I'd...Read More
Categories: color, age, art, birth, birthday,
Form: Free verse
Hands that toil : Hearts that ache
From fields of gold to the city's cold embrace, He came a farmer, with a weathered face. Dusty clothes, hands calloused and worn, Carrying the burden of harvest born. But steel and glass denied his rightful claim, A public servant,...Read More
Categories: angst, clothes, color, conflict,
Form: Narrative



Premium Member Wide Eyed Saunter
There is an urge within me to wander randomly, to explore in vivid detail each kaleidoscope, incidental hue or pristine colour I encounter, or just as likely that tantalising shady patch, with its dreamlike mystical allure so faraway, this blue...Read More
Categories: color, appreciation, august, beautiful, beauty,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member Spontaneity
discarding narrow thought flow crutch we learn directly by soft touch and what we garner we relay to the vast void in childlike play entwined thus with the universe we dance without need to rehearse" We sing heart songs making up...Read More
Categories: color, encouraging, faith,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member PURPLE
Purple, a captivating    secondary  hue   conjured  blending red with blue  regal    vibrant  simple  beauty    fascinating to   cool  inspiration...Read More
Categories: art, color,
Form: Verse
Spring Cheer
Hue Rebirth Petrichor Refreshing rooms Uptake of nutrients Frail boughs come alive Blooming anticipation The beauty of nature pervades Dawn harbingers revitalized hope Basking in the fragrance of purple fields February 24, 2023. ...Read More
Categories: color, flower, hope, nature,
Form: Etheree
It Started With a Blank Canvas
A blank canvas beckons for a blend of colours... Azure azaleas attract its attention Festive fuchsias add flavour to the frame Majestic marigolds mesmerise the muse Baby pink roses radiate regal regards Crimson carnations create chords of casual charm White...Read More
Categories: art, beauty, color, flower,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member IN THE BRIGHT OF DAY
I believe this might be my 2nd Dooms day poem. In the bright of day brown grass Dead trees Tulips Daisies Lilies Roses Carnations All flowers dead Bombs bombs bombs Boom boom BOOM! March comes in LET ME BEGIN AGAIN in the...Read More
Categories: color, creation,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Moonlit Reverie
Copper sphere rising Over fields of lavender Catching me, smiling. ...Read More
Categories: color, dream, happiness, imagery,
Form: Haiku
The brightly-coloured birds
Hurriedly they flew into the bright sky Their feathers glowing underneath the sun And with their sweet songs The animals all lay awoken by their voices. As the day draws to an end They pick up their harvest And store them...Read More
Categories: beautiful, bird, color, imagery,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Addicted
Need another hit of my poetic fix Eyes red bleeding from reading I am a little better or worse Than a drug addicted person Could be me but I like pipe dreams Poetry streaming Kisses are from the ceiling...Read More
Categories: addiction, color, how i
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Pen Pals
Many purple poets with so much to say Can’t read them all but teal try anyway I heard red heart beat from white page Was in your cherry chest but I felt it anyway I green gain from...Read More
Categories: color, feelings, poems, poetry,
Form: Rhyme

Specific Types of Color Poems

Read wonderful color poetry on the following sub-topics: black, blue, brown, green, grey, kids, pink, purple, red, rhyme, sensory, simile, skin, white, word and more.

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