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Coral Poems

Coral Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of coral 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 coral.

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Premium Member The Lava Flows

The Lava Flows

The lava flows of Hawaii,
Fresh surrounds of a coral sea,
A fern forest midst rising mist,
Place where orchids and sweethearts tryst,
Tempestuous flames apogee.

Entertaining birds are carefree,
Verdant vales, mountain trails, sightsee,
Paradise echoes beauty's gist,
The lava flows.

People observe Queen's Jubilee,
As a...Read More
Categories: coral, life, natural disasters, nature,
Form: Rondeau

The Universal Way of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva
Liberal, simplified and abridged translation for speedy daily practice. 

Released into Public Domain. 

The Bodhisattva of Boundless Will arose from his seat, bared his right 
shoulder, turned towards the Buddha with joined palms and asked: 
“World Honored One, we yearn...Read More
Categories: coral, adventure, anxiety, universe, uplifting, woman, women, world,
Form: Prose Poetry
Human Predators
A submerged world of emeralds and pearls
coral, fish and snails, swarm in multicolor.
Do they choke in a plastic wrapped shore?
But why should I bother? Why should I care? 
I need money for tomorrow
I need fun of long drives,
Climate Change?..Why should...Read More
Categories: coral, care, earth, environment,
Form: Free verse

did you imagine I could leave you
trapped in quick drying cement
locked forever on a bed of strangers coral
with only sea spray falling on the reef
to mourn your passing?

no my friend
you're coming back with me
precious cargo safely stowed
freight forward

flight 89 climbed...Read More
Categories: coral, bereavement, death of a friend,
Form: Free verse
He Made Himself A Barren Island

This unhappy man in the midst of opulence, 
lived like a discolored pale precious stone
in a box of rare jewels, and was always sad,
like a dry wood in the lush verdant forest.

He got up one morning more dejected 
than he...Read More
Categories: coral, fantasy, joy, loneliness, tree,
Form: Narrative

Premium Member The Rose Horse
The Rose Horse

                                   Leaping Tiger –...Read More
Categories: coral, childhood, fun, innocence, youth,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Siren Finds Purity in Human Couple
The siren saw the purity in the couple’s heart leap.
So she swam toward the boat to exact a win.
There were sharks in the water beyond the coral reef,
So they would have to pull their appendages in. 

Petals of the new...Read More
Categories: coral, fantasy,
Form: Rhyme
The Closed Sea
The Closed Sea
by Michael R. Burch 
These are the narrows of my soul—
dark waters pierced by eerie, haunting screams.
And these uncharted islands bleakly home
wild nightmares and deep, strange, forbidding dreams.
Please don’t think to find pearls’ pale, unearthly glow
within...Read More
Categories: coral, allegory, allusion, analogy, ocean, sea, storm, water,
Form: Sonnet
corralling the coral
i can hispanically
roll my r's but for
the life of me i
can't even say
certain words
and phrases

our language
not bodily will
be as if a reef
meaning the 
great barrier
which all will

be resolved
in laughter
that which
is all so uni
versally true
except on the

planet of
Venus for
it has no
...Read More
Categories: coral, muse,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Jellyfish and His Love Life
Little jellyfish was jealous of the fish and the coral
Especially the sea horse ridden by mermaid Laurel
She was by far the prettiest siren in the blue sea
He dared not touch her, but he loved her truly.

His mama berated him in...Read More
Categories: coral, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Oxford Sonnet
An Oxford Sonnet

We came again to city of spires and dreams
There: were England's aspirations built and carved
In honeyed stone of Jurassic coral seas
Where minds are sculpted, nurtured and preserved
From ancient college, fount of Nation's learning
Beyond oak doors, The High tells...Read More
Categories: coral, city,
Form: Sonnet
more precious than gold
deeper than the coral reef ~ 
is a mother's love


Senryu On Mother Poetry Contest - Jenish Somadas...Read More
Categories: coral, love, mother,
Form: Senryu
Premium Member Seaside Blooming
Butterfly Cinquain

speaks harmonies
turquoise-emerald hues
blissful coral passions emerge
to kiss 
the heavenly cotton nimbus
that sails in bluest skies
light revelry
in bloom.

...Read More
Categories: coral, beauty, nature, ocean, places, poems, poetry, sea,
Form: Cinquain
Premium Member Ontogeny

I remember the city
when it had to be plugged
into black handsets for distant listening.
Conical coral peaks rose up
from sky-blue shallows once -
right here under the entombing concrete.
Nothing grew in that place except heaps and hills.
This city is a garden we...Read More
Categories: coral, poetry,
Form: Free verse

one translucent coral blue purple skies teal turquoise grounds
two and more beyond numbers count standing, walking existing always spring like
three millions and more eternally singing, praising working looking North
four millions and more engaging rejoicing devotions
five millions and more releasing,...Read More
Categories: coral, analogy, appreciation, dedication, devotion, god, jesus,
Form: Free verse
Permaculte Dreams
Ponds for pondering how water lilies and fishes flip
Eden is on my mind; a haven that I hope to create
Rain to capture and rainbows to emulate with color
My heart desires a manifestation of an isle’s dream
A kayak and paddles are...Read More
Categories: coral, appreciation,
Form: Acrostic

Red - the colour of birth,
Of the crimson cloak 
Shrouding the joyous mirth,
And of the fragile feet 
 Untouched  by this sordid earth.

Red -The colour of romance,
Of ruby roses and paper hearts
Wherefore love is enhanced,
And of the coral...Read More
Categories: coral, analogy, color, deep, fate, journey, metaphor, world,
Form: ABC
Premium Member Riding a rhinoceros
I would ride a rhinoceros for you
ride it to Timbuctoo
and bring you back
all the golden sand of the desert in a bottle

I would overcome an octopus for you
dive it to deepest Atlantis
gathering up
pearls, sapphires, coral and rubies in a shell

I...Read More
Categories: coral, joy, love, silly,
Form: Verse
Sea Turtles and Death
I imagine death should be like
A gentle Great Barrier Reef sea turtle
Diving into azure clear water
Then islands of souls
Of bleached white coral
Then an awful, awful descent down
The bottom of the sea
Towards the blue coral forest
Now a big shiny black fish
Is...Read More
Categories: coral, beauty, emotions, film,
Form: Free verse
Buddies Under The Sea
by Wayne Wysocki

An unlikely pair of symbionts
In harmony do swim
Through sunny, tropic waters,
Beyond the coral rim;

'Tis strange, for one is monstrous
And one is like a lark;
How oddly they are mated,
The pilot fish and shark....Read More
Categories: coral, fish,
Form: Rhyme
Pablo Neruda translations
I love you only because I love you
by Pablo Neruda
loose translation by Michael R. Burch

I love you only because I love you;
I am torn between loving and not loving you,
Between apathy and desire.
My heart vacillates between ice and fire.

I love...Read More
Categories: coral, spanish, women,
Form: Sonnet
The Moon Man and Emu Eggs

The full moon is a dead crow
Picking away at my skull
A plastic glamor feeding lies
I have been dying all day
Each moon ray painting
Blue and red lines on my old sarcophagus
There is an emu egg inside my heart
Its incandescent, pulsing, breathing...Read More
Categories: coral, anger, animal, feelings, horror, lonely,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member HEAVENLY HAIR

There's shampoo and of course

The wonderful waterfall of water
on your scalp.

Your work into a scented later.

Scrubbing away to remove oils
and debris.

I like to imagine I am under a
waterfall in...Read More
Categories: coral, happiness, health,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Morning wishes


Frigid winds of autumn whispers
come this morning dark as night
Drifting ‘loft the barren branches
touching everything in sight

Here I start this dawning journey
chills now travel ‘long my skin
Cheeks of red and blushing wonder
as this new day does begin

Cold invades my heavy...Read More
Categories: coral, good morning,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member 'Black Eyed Susan'
              Black-Eyed Susan-  I am called,
        quite hardy, one real tough fighting flower; 
     ...Read More
Categories: coral, flower,
Form: Personification