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Crane Poems

Crane Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of crane 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 crane.

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senryu series
name of a crane
saras - India - sarees
flying past each other

friend named Bubbles
or "victory" originally
he alone unchanged in Guateng

green pastures, youth, Durban
Bad old good South Africa
those days, parents, gone

at prayer in Lenasia
Gerrie Lubbe, wife Jeanetta Hendrina -
a torch. Pray for...Read More
Categories: crane, africa, angst, loneliness, nostalgia, prayer, tribute, youth,
Form: Senryu

senryu series
name of a crane
saras - India - sarees
flying past each other

friend named Bubbles
or "victory" originally
he alone unchanged in Guateng

green pastures, youth, Durban
Bad old good South Africa
those days, parents, gone

at prayer in Lenasia
Gerrie Lubbe, wife Jeanetta Hendrina -
a torch. Pray for...Read More
Categories: crane, africa, angst, loneliness, nostalgia, prayer, tribute, youth,
Form: Senryu
Premium Member Half A Hole

In all my time as a crane operator
Never dug half a hole, my mind has vacated
Coz every shovel full
A new hole is insured
Got an appointment with my psych, hate waiting

...Read More
Categories: crane, stress,
Form: Limerick
Christmas Trees - Really
A Christmas tree is going up already
Hang on a mo though I said to Eddie
As he was the one who made it ready
To crane it up and make it steady

Surely it's not time for Xmas puds already
As I have not...Read More
Categories: crane, fun, november,
Form: Free verse
The Headless Horseman Teaches Again
A cold, creepy Halloween night.
What Katrina found gave her a fright.
It was the head of Ichabod Crane-
Of headless horseman fame.
She waited for him to ride by.
Closed her eyes and held his head way up high.
The next day Crane was back...Read More
Categories: crane, halloween,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member OBSERVATIONS on the bridge
Hart Crane tribute

forsake our eyes
  in a lovers cry
    shadows sweep decends
   doubtful day:
a lie revealed
    now proved
first seen
in its fall
   on a cloud
    beyond desire

a...Read More
Categories: crane, literature, people,
Form: Ekphrasis
Premium Member LUDix-Rym-Why my Name is Moon

With ancient mysteries you come
In your full light, hearts you do strum
Amid rituals some succumb
To your heartbeat played on a drum
Your names do change meanings for some
January wolf howls a thrum
Eerily call family hum
Never knowing where you come from
February called...Read More
Categories: crane, culture, moon, myth,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Concert
The piano preening proudly center-stage
Her keys dazzling diamonds
While patrons crane stiff collars
To steal an unfettered look.
The lights dim, pin-drop silence
As the soloist, majestic, breathes deep
  ~ An elegant flick of his wrist
...Read More
Categories: crane, music, silence, star,
Form: Imagism
Three Turtle Songs

Turtle by the Door

The bears and wolves are few;
one threadbare widow mourning,
two grays as consumptive as smoke.
The large dwindle,
their bodies grow more awkward,
more at odds.
The heavier beasts sway
like drunks in the scant woods.
Under a pelting dark they come.
Beneath a stabbing...Read More
Categories: crane, poetry,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member Tobacco's Charcoal
Arnold Crane was obsessed with his journey
He had been a rich Wall Street attorney --
   He had peered in his soul
   Found tobacco's charcoal --
Came to grips with himself on a gurney...Read More
Categories: crane, journey, spiritual,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member beneath the shade
bird of paradise
it's crane colour plumage crown
lull under aged trees 


...Read More
Categories: crane, bird, nature,
Form: Haiku
Man the scientific tool box
eyes the bi-camera
nose the bi-air detector
tongue the reporting journalist
legs the walk man’s prop roots
hands the defense acrobat
ears the spying  radar instrument
hair the cushion cover
stomach the chemical industrial plant
heart the pumping station
skin the warmth generator
liver the sewerage filter
kidney the water...Read More
Categories: crane, body, metaphor,
Form: Imagism
Premium Member TALLER TALES
"Clapper Rail, Condor, 

Loggerhead Shrike and a lost,  

Whooping Crane, rarer..."

"Stop!" "Did you make the chess team?"

"No, because I am too short."...Read More
Categories: crane, allegory, boy, father son, imagination, nonsense, truth,
Form: Tanka
Oh paper crane,
how I wish upon you
to carry me afar,
my childhood spent
as a flightless bird,
my wings stifled
by the hands of a mother
who loved me too much
to let me be free.
Oh, crane,
can I still fly?
Can my folded wings
still spread out, 
perhaps...Read More
Categories: crane, bird, flying,
Form: Free verse
Cautious About Crane in Seattle
Cautious About Crane in Seattle

In Seattle, fallen over had a tall crane;
Down below in the street does remain;
Sound air filled;
Several killed,
And luckily it never landed in fast lane.

Jim Horn
...Read More
Categories: crane, allegory, analogy,
Form: Limerick
Bare Strain and Become Pain
Always seems so hard to bare the strain,
Until it did soon eventually become pain;
Story of life,
With much strife;
Forever on sore body appeared to remain.

Jim Horn

Seattle crane accident and church killings
are just a starter.  Soon will be time for
more fires...Read More
Categories: crane, allegory, analogy,
Form: Limerick

Moments of meditative serenity
Crimping pleating floral white hybrid washi
Shaping and triangulating dainty folds
Stringing vertex wings of freedom symmetry
A garland of classic crane origami
Symbol of happiness and long peaceful life
Most profound wishes for her daughter's wedding
Dreamy backdrop of delicate symmetry

Submitted on...Read More
Categories: crane, future, happiness, longing, meaningful, mother daughter, peace,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Beam Rider
High above gray Manhattan’s marge,
‘Midst toothsome towers in the sky, 
A construction crane there looms large,
Dwarfing the crowds of passersby.

A new building grows, rising high,
Clouding another patch of sky.
A tower for trade will arrive
Where businesses may fail or thrive.

An unsung...Read More
Categories: crane, appreciation, courage, dedication, work,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Bubbles
Is there room to care for the penultimate?
Can't decide if the space can satisfy two collard greens.  
One oblivious cabbage... one who has desperately tried to expand the space, to save the others, who understands bobbing in the excluded...Read More
Categories: crane, change,
Form: Sestina
Lost One
You are my magnum opus I see you & lose focus, my past present & future rest in your eyes, every day without you a piece of me dies, you did a me on me better than I, I thought...Read More
Categories: crane, black love, boyfriend, break up, divorce, emo,
Form: Ballad
Fred the Lucky One
Mrs. Crane and Mrs. Finch,
meet at the corner store,
where they like to gossip,
before their shopping chore,
and on this occasion,
Mrs. Finch to Mrs. Crane,
mused about her neighbour,
who’s driving her insane.
‘Dulcie has a bad mouth,
about her husband Jack.
She always puts him down,
always...Read More
Categories: crane, humor,
Form: Rhyme
And poetry becomes a warrior
In sleep's ocean, in the way a crane wades
In shallow water looking for fish, I dip my pen.
And I write dreams on night's walls: graffiti of love.
Punctuated by your gentle snoring, music of looms
From the hills, weaving embroidery of fireflies,
Embraces...Read More
Categories: crane, conflict, cool, corruption, courage, crazy, creation, crush,
Form: I do not know?

Unearthly exotic beauty
Surely meant for deity
Known as crane flowers to some
Most exquisite curiosity bar none
Audacious hues of orange and blue
Divine perfection powerless to construe
Its fanlike display of utter magnificence
Gives way to engage in amorous poetic license
To you my love no...Read More
Categories: crane, beauty, color, devotion, flower, longing, love, paradise,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Himalayas

Eons ago in the planet’s evolution,
During tectonic plate movement:
The Indian Island Ma moved northward,
Crashing into the Eurasian continent,
To form the Himalayan mountains.

Out of the chaos, towering peaks arose,
Piercing heavenly soft, white cotton clouds,
Bursting into clear blue skies as Earth revolved,
And...Read More
Categories: crane, culture, education, environment, mountains, nature, planet,
Form: Verse
Human Heart Is Lane Of Valentine
o' this spring lives in this lane
and coming with enchanting heart,
here Jessamine flowers is cradling
peaceful conch-shell is calling the god of roses
fragrance of tuberose is chasing after beloved chignon
it’s the path of petals, of fragrances, of colors
both side of this...Read More
Categories: crane, how i feel,
Form: Free verse