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History Poems | Examples of History Poetry

History Poems - Examples of all types of history poetry to share and read. This list of history poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, and famous examples of history poetry. This list of works about history is an excellent resource for examples on how to write history poems.
Premium Member Ode to a Beaver
Ode to a Beaver I watch the beaver gnaw the tree And see its place in history. Cursed with a luxurious pelt Sought after by European furriers. That led to the slaughter of the species From which a nation was conceived. Like...Read the rest...
Categories: animal, history, nature,
Form: Verse

Premium Member True Story
True Story We were there in the beginning with the Father and His son, His Spirit all around us… in a world all of our own.The other angels, spiritual beings, created just like you and...Read the rest...
Categories: history, bible, christian, creation, faith,
Form: Metrical Tale
After The Flood
After the flood came a new beginning Of building a world full of meaning Of growing love that last a lifetime Of raising friendships that shine everytime Every being were given their chance Of sweet...Read the rest...
Categories: bible, history,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Where Lies The Truth
Victors write the truth The defeated tell the truth ...Read the rest...
Categories: history, truth,
Form: Senryu
Premium Member Solar eclipse 2024
Historic event shared by many locals and travelers...Read the rest...
Categories: history,
Form: Monoku

Premium Member A Century Turns: Soviet Union's Life Expectancy: I
Chapter 1: The End of the Eastern Gilded Age 'Twas thrice yon 'ere time clichés galore, albeit, one two many times, that fairy tale's opening wouldst hitherto a harp. History, the effects of narratives indulgences of...Read the rest...
Categories: history, analogy, appreciation, death, family,
Form: Other
So Here We Are
So here we are… Brought into a world of discrimination and disarray We are not the keystone but the voussoir Simply a pebble on the pathway Because hopefully our kids can figure it out At least that is how we...Read the rest...
Categories: history, anxiety, blue, deep, for
Form: Rhyme
Human kills human For natural selection Think, is it humane?...Read the rest...
Categories: creation, culture, history, humanity,
Form: Haiku
Lost Works, Part II
......The loss of Alexandria, the burning of Ashburnham House, the Grand Library of Baghdad which the Mongolians tore down, the countless Aztec codices that the conquistadors all burned... just thinking of the knowledge lost sometimes can make my stomach churn. Even Shakespeare claims...Read the rest...
Categories: books, history, loss, lost,
Form: Rhyme
Lost Works, Part I
I was reading Aristotle, because I am just weird like that, and as I poured through ancient words I was presented with the fact that what I read from classic times saw far deeper then I can see, he’s twenty-three centuries...Read the rest...
Categories: books, history, loss, lost,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Plague
beak of the plague mask lest I smell your rotting bodies strewn I smell your crosses daub your doors I smell your corpses pile your carts I smell your fires flame...Read the rest...
Categories: dark, death, earth, history,
Form: Free verse
Living In The Past, Part II
...Even those who see ‘the future,’ will see it in past terms, since the past is the reference from which all mankind must learn. That grand, utopian future of which so many dream, is defined by what it escapes: a past brutal...Read the rest...
Categories: history, how i feel,
Form: Rhyme
Living In The Past, Part I
I’ve heard people say it online, “Stop living in the past, don’t you know it’s the current year, you’ve got to catch up fast.” Most often said by Marxist types, which just seems strange to me, since they follow ideas now...Read the rest...
Categories: history, how i feel,
Form: Rhyme
If your glass house break Start all over again Build one that of Greek....Read the rest...
Categories: beauty, culture, history, technology,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member A Bad Friday For Jesus
What humans call ‘Good Friday’ Should be named A ‘Bad Friday‘ for Jesus Our brother Who bravely died for our sins. Copyright © March 2024, Hébert Logerie, All rights reserved. Hébert Logerie is the author of several collections of poems. ...Read the rest...
Categories: brother, eulogy, freedom, history,
Form: Haiku

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Definition | What is History in Poetry?

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