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Herring Poems

Herring Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of herring 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 herring.

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Premium Member Pickled
If you desire to see Dad tickled,
give him all these dishes, pickled:
eggs, for which he often begs;
onions, he loves more than Funyuns;
red beets, herring, and cucumbers--
give him servings in huge numbers;
peppers, okra, celery
make him happy as can be;
carrots, watermelon rind--
for...Read More
Categories: herring, food,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member Big Brother's Pickling You
Pickled ham and pickled beef
Cause weak stomachs too much grief

Did you know they pickle cherries
Grandma ate some; said three Hail Marys

In glass jars, store pickled tomatoes
Do not try this with wet potatoes

Russians all swear by pickled herring
Grate in radish and...Read More
Categories: herring, brother, food, silly, word play,
Form: Couplet
Yamaguchi Seishi haiku translations
Yamaguchi Seishi haiku modern English translations

Grasses wilt:
the braking locomotive
grinds to a halt.
—Yamaguchi Seishi, loose translation by Michael R. Burch

Ceaseless chaos—
ice floes clash
in the Soya straits.
—Yamaguchi Seishi, loose translation by Michael R. Burch

Having crossed the sea,
winter winds can never return.
—Yamaguchi Seishi,...Read More
Categories: herring, animal, earth, nature, seasons, war, winter, world
Form: Haiku
Yamaguchi Seishi haiku translations
Yamaguchi Seishi haiku translations

Grasses wilt:
the braking locomotive
grinds to a halt.
? Yamaguchi Seishi, loose translation by Michael R. Burch

Ceaseless chaos?
ice floes clash
in the Soya straits.
? Yamaguchi Seishi, loose translation by Michael R. Burch

Once they’ve crossed the sea,
winter winds can never return.
?...Read More
Categories: herring, humanity, imagery, military, ocean, sea, sky, world
Form: Haiku
Daffodils In Bloom
Daffodils in bloom
We all did assume
But if they did die
We all know why
The sun is murder
Pushed ever further
By the uncaring
And religion is a red herring
For profit is their king
And his praises they sing
A path to green paved with bones
And a...Read More
Categories: herring, earth, how i feel, political,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Pickled Herring in a Pie
Pickled herring in a pie?
Scrumptiously delicious. Do or die?
The idea makes me ask grandma why….
Do you use wheat or rye?

Marmalade makes it a great buy.
The combination is easy to try.
Mustard too and will we need to fry
Pickled herring in a...Read More
Categories: herring, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th
Form: Monorhyme
Premium Member Red Herring of Lapsing Time

Fall’s felicitous red herring —
the mystery of leaves morphing.
The autumnal applause fairing.
Verdant heat and daylight dwarfing.

The horologic ticker chimes,
as lines are drawn on pumpkins patched.
Gramps, it’s apple picking time. 
The scarecrow’s wise with balding thatch.

Forensic crisp of maple leaves —
children...Read More
Categories: herring, age, seasons,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member IF YOU PULL A LONG FACE - Part XLII - 42

If you pull a long-bored acrimonious face
Looking hardly at anyone passing your way
Your sunken cheeks spiting your own face
But those bitter bitten lips will give you away

If you keep pulling that long forsaken-look face
Wondering...Read More
Categories: herring, fun, heartbreak, humor, metaphor, smile,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member Nori's Story Fills Will's Bill
Nori's Story Fills Will's Bill
Sidney Says, "Touch Your Kidney"
Will Says, "Mine Almost Did Me"
Nori ,"I'll Share!  I've One Spare, Rid Me"

Such Daring! Behold Bold Caring,
Hearing This Story, You Can't Help "Staring",
A Whale of a Tale, Not Merely a Herring!

We...Read More
Categories: herring, appreciation, character, family, giving, life, little sister,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Noisy Cat

You have the hysterical look of mutes
that roar through narrow straws.
I see in your yellow eyes – a Jules Verne winking moon.
Soon that ribbed pink cave will release
another flock of demented coots
hacked from the craw of an ancient macaw.

Soon the...Read More
Categories: herring, poetry,
Form: Blank verse
Homeward Bound
Homeward Bound

Land of mango and avocado 
Sweet , mild and refreshing 
Cassava bread with tea, coffee and hot cocoa 

Fresh meaty young coconut 
It’s water crisp and refreshing
Glazed peanut, cashew and coconut for a quick snack or dessert 
Spaghetti...Read More
Categories: herring, childhood, class, community, culture, grandparents, hair, school,
Form: Narrative
A Fishy Tale
One night an octopus said,
Those whelks should be in bed.
Said the herring to the plaice,
Would you please say grace.
"I say" said a passing whale,
"Is that kipper for sale."
There is somethingvery odd,
Repied a bewildered cod.
"Excuse me" asked the shark,
"Did you hear...Read More
Categories: herring, nonsense,
Form: Rhyme
When I was young
The North Sea, brown, and flecked with white
That threw itself in angry spite
Against those solid stony walls
That kept the harbour safe from squalls....
Those gentle waves of blue and green
That rippled by me, so serene....
The memories flood back to me;
When I...Read More
Categories: herring, beach, beautiful, beauty, emotions, england, memorial, sea,
Form: Rhyme
The Dragon of Dark Harbor
There is a harbor, dark and still, 
That formed ten thousand years ago. 
It lies upon the western sill 
Of Grand Manan, in indigo. 

Seagulls soar above the cliffs. 
Puffins nest on jagged rock. 
From herring weirs, in island skiffs,...Read More
Categories: herring, fantasy, nature, ocean,
Form: Rhyme
Constant Jubilee
airship wingspan
the yellow beak 
herring gulls
in nautical miles
touch the fingertips of
ocean waves
fear or doubt
rejoice in it
constant jubilee
they dwell
peace harmony
above water
above land
heavenly father
praise God...Read More
Categories: herring, imagery, imagination,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member 50 Words for Poe: Strangelove

"50 Words for Poe: Strangelove"

Strangelove was waiting  
in Holdnerness
He was anticipating 
with a certain glee 
The “Arrival” of 
Ms Bon Vivant, her sharpness
and sharing conversation 
over Kumquat Jam, Scones and 
clotted cream at High Tea, 
near the High Flyers’...Read More
Categories: herring, adventure, freedom, fun,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Carnival of Cannibals and Crabs
Life's a carnival ride, a bag of barkers and crabs
pinching the mind with pink toys and shiny swag
stuffing your mind with sweet soft fuzzy things
wraps you in heavy chains and a cold nose ring,
leads you to a fiery, Ferris wheel...Read More
Categories: herring, abuse, dark, life,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member To Heal A Vacant Heaven

The gods awoke early that day,
For the sun had swallowed the moon
And left a ragged, gaping wound in the sky.
It bled darkness like cold oil,

Threatening to stain all that they had labored to create,
Not the least of which, humankind,
Had yet...Read More
Categories: herring, fantasy,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Innocence
Long ago
a year or so
I received accolades a plenty
I won this, and I won that
I was on top of it all
I was almost the whole shebang
I was important
I was all about me
I pandered and pounded
I wanted attention and I won
I...Read More
Categories: herring, 3rd grade, character, child, humor, humorous, introspection,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Fishing for Smiles
A smile is cast 
   like fishing net
      across a crowded room.

Intended eyes
   have caught the cast,
      the gesture returned soon,

but other eyes
   throughout...Read More
Categories: herring, emotions, happiness, joy, smile,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Sad Sea Tale

There was once an old man of the ocean
For a mermaid he had a devotion
But instead of two pins
She’d a tail and some fins
Which precluded their harmonic motion

But in spite of her disparate corpus
They maintained their romance polymorphous
‘Til...Read More
Categories: herring, lost love, sea,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Feathered Foragers
herring gulls flocking
foraging at the beaches 
 disappearing lunch

Contest - Son of Senryu
Sponsor - Brahn Bailey...Read More
Categories: herring, beach, bird,
Form: Haiku
Zeroed out fire
Airformed herring ash
747 crash...Read More
Categories: herring, death, memorial,
Form: Haiku
Herring Run at Cape Cod Canal

I could not paint a better picture,
Than the one in front of me,
Of twists and turns of the canal,
Bordered by endless trees.

A warm day with a slight breeze,
Giving the grass moving shadows of leaves,
Multiple species of birds stop by,
Some on...Read More
Categories: herring, nature,
Form: Rhyme
Haibun 2017 - Images Me Feeding The Ducks Winter 2010-11
Haibun 2017 - Me Feeding The Ducks Winter 2010/11

Feeding the hungry, ducks, geese, swans, moorhen, coot, and gulls. The image depicts me in the winter of 2010. I hasten to add that to this day I’m still feeding them, and...Read More
Categories: herring, nature,
Form: Haibun