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Ermine Poems

Ermine Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of ermine 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 ermine.

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Premium Member An English Adaptation of Mephistopheles' Song of the Flea from FAUST
There was a king once reigning
Who carried a great, big flea—
And far from him complaining,
The flea filled the king with glee!
For to him that flea was dearer
Than even his only son,
And to make his preference clearer,
Raised it higher than anyone!

In...Read More
Categories: ermine, allegory, humorous, irony, political, satire,
Form: Light Verse

Premium Member IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY: LXXX - Bang Bang Who Shot Me Down Like A Pariah Dog - Follow Up
IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY: LXXX -  Bang! Bang! Who Shot Me Down like an Un-licensed Pariah 
Dog ! Follow Up !

IF ever I had a country, a country without a dim shadow of a doubt not subject...Read More
Categories: ermine, america, environment, humor, planet, satire,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY: LXXIX - Bang Bang Who Shot Me Down Like An Un-Licensed Dog
IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY: LXXIX -  Bang! Bang! Who Shot Me Down like an Un-licensed Dog !

IF ever I had a country, a country certainly 
not subject to the whistle of a Woman Referee -- even of...Read More
Categories: ermine, america, fantasy, firework, humor, power, war,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Whats Up Doc
Bored out of my skull in my hospital bed
You’ll be here for Christmas, the consultant said
What happened next made me bubbly as Fanta
Two nurses came in, they were dressed up as Santa

My blood pressure took by a couple of flirts
With...Read More
Categories: ermine, desire, dream, for him, sexy,
Form: Rhyme
Tie rollerskates to pólice
Horses hoofs
Piss on the grim parade
From the roof
Of the dept store
Slip a fortune cookie note
That reads
´give me liberty or death
Or chicken chow mein ´
In the pocket of a
Passing pope
Arm the homeless
With pitchforks
& direct them to the
Castle on...Read More
Categories: ermine, political,
Form: Political Verse

Premium Member IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY - continued: IX and X


If ever I had a country
And if ever I were not robbed of my barrister's degree
I'd set up shop on a perch at Hyde Park Corner
For a chance to plead for the Damnés de la...Read More
Categories: ermine, career, conflict, corruption, england, london, loss,
Form: Free verse


moorland... wilderness...
attired in artic whiteness...
stoats in ermine coats...



Haiku poetry contest sponsored by Deborah Beachboard 

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Categories: ermine, nature,
Form: Haiku



winter beauty
belies danger... all take heed
snow can kill

moonlit snow... behold
mountain hare's... shadows feeding
ermine coated stoats

winter ptarmigan...
shadows that move up hills
white fauna hiding

snow buntings... confounders
white through spring and summer times
there is always one
...Read More
Categories: ermine, seasons, snow, weather, winter,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member November Days
November days will lead to Winter's prize,
   and now, when we awake on colder days,
we know that Fall is planning her goodbyes
   as snowy days ahead prepare displays.

The trees, half bare of red-gold-orange shawls,
  ...Read More
Categories: ermine, november,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member White Night

Snowflakes falling,
	gently landing- draping

		bare, outstretched
tree branches awaiting

	scintillating, flocculent,
		white ermine boas.

Exquisite silhouettes

	against winter's sky-

		glistening beneath 

full moon resplendence.

Sandra M. Haight

~7th Place~
Contest: A Succinct Treat
Sponsor: Michelle Faulkner
Judged: 12/20/2018

~3rd Place~
Contest: Minimalist - White Night
Sponsor: Nette Onclaud
Judged: 10/21/2017

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Categories: ermine, beautiful, moon, night, snow, winter,
Form: Imagism
Premium Member Comfort

white ermine boas

embrace naked, outstretched arms;
snow falling, settling.

Sandra M. Haight
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Categories: ermine, beautiful,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member I'd Drink It Down Like Water
Bring out your white, bring out your red,
Bring out the grapevine's daughter,
Enough to fill a waterbed,
We'll drink it down like water,

Pour it cold, pour it cool,
Pour it a little hotter,
Fill the glass - the golden rule,
Sobriety to slaughter.

Like rivers flowing...Read More
Categories: ermine, addiction, drink, water, wine,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Heroic Crown of Sonnets - Part Two
(continued from A Year Of Months (January-June)

A Year Of Months (July-December)

8. July

July now follows summer's song of June;
with sun ablaze, her days are humid, warm.
Great time to languish in the afternoon,
and later, watch an evening thunderstorm.

More lush than ever is...Read More
Categories: ermine, earth, seasons, thanksgiving day,
Form: Crown of Sonnets
Packed Up Pachyderm
You know when I think about it now and what I have to do,
a lot of you folk out there would have a bit of envy too;
you see I'm a 'lacky' for a vet, well a nurse I s'pose is...Read More
Categories: ermine, humorous,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Tribute to The Day before You Came by Bjorn Ulvaeus in the first 1982 ABBA version
Tribute to “The Day Before You Came” * by Bjorn              
in the first 1982 ABBA version 

The day before yesterday 
You came together to play
To lift our...Read More
Categories: ermine, happiness, loss, nostalgia,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Wizardry of Waves
Enchanted by the wizardry of waves,
I watched a massive billow mount the wind,
Soar as if to soak in molten gold
Between the smoldering clouds, suck in a roar,
And with his rolling arms and frothy hands
Curl to slap the backs of rocks
And...Read More
Categories: ermine, sea,
Form: Free verse
In the Bleak Midwinter
In the bleak midwinter,
frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron,
water like a stone;
snow had fallen, snow on snow,
snow on snow,
in the bleak midwinter,
long ago.

- Christina Rossetti


My mirror-face is pinched pallid as, colourlessly, I go over and over his last...Read More
Categories: ermine, suicide, winter,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member Winter Snow
Winter Snow

Sleek ermine boas draping
the naked arms of nature
bare of their green velvet capes...
snow falling, settling.

Sandra M. Haight

Contest: Winter Dodoitsu
Sponsor: Heather Ober
Judged: 11/13/2015
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Categories: ermine, snow, winter,
Form: Dodoitsu
Premium Member Warm December
My warm December, unexpectedly,
you graced my world and brought such joy to me.

My warm December, You are something sweet
embracing me. Oh, please do not be fleet!

My warm December, how I wish to keep
you like a lovely dream when I’m asleep.

And...Read More
Categories: ermine, longing, muse,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Snow Falling
Snow falling—
Feathers escaping from the pillow-heaven
Confusing the air
With the steadiness of a stampede
Advancing, clinging, smothering.

Snow falling—
White fleecy lambs atop every protrusion
Sleek ermine boas
Draped upon the naked arms of nature
Bare of their green velvet capes.

Snow falling—
The spatula of wind
Smoothing mounds of...Read More
Categories: ermine, beauty, winter,
Form: Personification
Premium Member White Christmas
One Christmas eve, we walked outside, to see the colors glow
Along the street, each house was lit, our breaths as white as snow

The air was sharp, and the world was white, and flakes were falling 'round
We watched it fall, turned...Read More
Categories: ermine, christmas, snow,
Form: Rhyme
Some question if there was full disclosure
When we decided to follow Jesus to this earth.
Were we told the nature of mortal exposure?
Did we know the challenges beginning at birth?

I doubt not that we made an informed choice,
And were, indeed, told...Read More
Categories: ermine, faith, spiritual,
Form: Rhyme
Your Best Friend
The problem of the inclusive pronoun is still very much a problem for the writer, and needs an accepted solution.  I tried for years with a suggested one of my own, but it never caught on.  So here,...Read More
Categories: ermine, friend,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Veggies, Veggies, Veggies

Veggies, veggies, I sure love my veggies

Just about any that you can name

A salad a day for more than two years now

You'd think I would tire of 'em but hey, not me

Still the best meal of the day

With my favourite...Read More
Categories: ermine, humorous,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Old Elms in the Snow
Old Elms in the Snow

It snows this day
upon Your work.
The elms seem sad,
their bark wrinkled fingers
aimlessly appoint. 

Piped in ermine, winter
ballerina limbs
take permanent position,
frozen supplicant or
petrified pirouette.

Winter grows still
my God.

Kathryn M. Collins
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Categories: ermine, tree,
Form: Verse