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House Poems

House Poems. Read and share great examples of poetry about houses. This list of house poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read artistic examples of all types of poems about a house, dwelling, or home including short, famous, and beautiful house poems. Share and read poetry about your childhood home, a gingerbread house, or your dream house. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of house poetry. This list of poetic works about houses is an excellent resource for examples of how to write house poems. 

New Poems

The Milled Earth
Sun against white paint;
side of a house- immaculate 
hues. Claws grasp edges,

cimmeran grey feathers 
soft as confection, potent
as grains- malt, sugar, 

sand. Crystal methane.
Tingling Pluto; waves weave 
brazen seas, tincture

of egg-whites cooked.
Mulish solar winds, pushing 
radiated light 

that endosphere Earth.
Orbit...Read More
Categories: house, allusion, angel, bird,
Form: Haiku

The Milled Earth
Sun against white paint;
side of a house- immaculate 
hues. Claws grasp edges,

cimmeran grey feathers 
soft as confection, potent
as grains- malt, sugar, 

sand. Crystal methane.
Tingling Pluto; waves weave 
brazen seas, tincture

of egg-whites cooked.
Mulish solar winds, pushing 
radiated light 

that endosphere Earth.
Orbit...Read More
Categories: house, allusion, angel, bird,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member S is for Silence

"S is for Silence"

Once Love lived in a heart
a storm called S
ripped it apart on a 
sunny blue sky day
tears fell like rain 
in a broken cup of  
trust rusting, it was 
swallowed by 
Respect who lay 
curled up...Read More
Categories: house, father daughter, freedom, journey, truth,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member My Friend's House
Whose house this was means much to me
although its boarded up today.
It once belonged to my dear friend.
That’s why I stop and stand you see.

My friend would think I’m rather strange
to stop and stare at this dead house.
I think of...Read More
Categories: house, age, childhood, memory, sad,
Form: Rhyme
A Tribute to Grandma Elfrieda
Grandmother Elfrieda's birthday is today,
She would be over one hundred years old.

The beautiful grandmother that helped raise us,
I remember her well.

She was the nicest grandmothers you could ever have,
Cooked and baked delicious foods for us.

Macroons and Apple Streudel,
Cooked delicious dinners...Read More
Categories: house, appreciation, beautiful, blessing, fashion, giving, god, grandmother,
Form: Free verse

Beach Walks

For years I lived by the ocean. Sea-scents 
wandering inside the house through opened 
windows, the sound of falling waves, in calm 
or raging weather, filling each room.

Walking the beach was part of my day’s routine, 
but not for philosophic...Read More
Categories: house, ocean,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member A Lull
As I slept a spell fell over me                                ...Read More
Categories: house, dream, music, storm,
Form: Tristich
I am malignant 
Does anybody care that I’m widowed
I wash my face and hands in a prison
Does anybody care that I’m without bed and pillowed
My emotions and head and heart loft arisen
Government treatment of me so indignant
Just a pestilence dreamer
Does...Read More
Categories: house, analogy, encouraging, how i feel,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Of times of her
The old man sat on a bench. He watched the fountain water flow.
The pigeons gathered at his feet, he couldn’t feed them so off they would go. 

He listened as the water sang it’s song, as he closed his eyes...Read More
Categories: house, for her, friendship, husband, i miss you,
Form: Free verse
The Lighting of the Dawn
The darkness like India ink, envelopes the light.
The great dark space of night awaits in stillness,
for its call to illumination that becomes morning.
The black veil pulls at the edges of the heavens,
eager to explode onto the scene as the new...Read More
Categories: house, light,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member YET AGAIN A GALE
From out of ink-blue emptiness
there bursts forth an attack.
The hilltops quake; our house it shakes.
Its gable takes a crack.

Slate parallels with perfect lap,
slide to random fish-scales.
And taut phone wires tugged tight to eaves
dance to discordant wails.

A Coke can, light with...Read More
Categories: house, storm, weather,
Form: Rhyme
there's no home
here or in rome
you feel so alone
its  comes from above
 there's  no peaces
Categories: house, adventure, anger,
Form: Prose Poetry
Have I been too long at the fair
Have I been too long at the fair?
by Michael R. Burch
Have I been too long at the fair?
The summer has faded,
the leaves have turned brown;
the Ferris wheel teeters . . .
not up, yet not down.
Have I been too long...Read More
Categories: house, absence, allegory, allusion, analogy, autumn, child, childhood,
Form: Verse
One of Three
The night was as black as the soul of our assailant, the land was cruel and dread.  Behind us the cries of the twisted jackals that set upon us a choice... be quick or be dead.
Led by the braves...Read More
Categories: house, adventure,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Doing a Del Boy

So, that was it Fred was gone, and the cats and me were skint
Smelly Gran had left a will but; to where there was just no hint

I am now sitting on the back porch, giving it...Read More
Categories: house, grandmother, humorous, tribute,
Form: Epic
Premium Member I am Not Concerned
Eight degrees currently
I am not concerned
feeding on my sausage corndog
wrapped in syrupy pancake batter
enjoying the warmth of my house
in no hurry to face the bitter winter day
probably a zillion calories in each nibble
do not care in the least
love this marvelous...Read More
Categories: house, weather,
Form: Free verse
The Evil One
I picked the house whilst floating down
After travelling to this country town
The air from the house was delicious
As the shouting voices raised were so vicious

The first one I saw was a little girl
And I touched her lightly with a twirl
She...Read More
Categories: house, evil,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member War and Peace: That Midst Nations And Nationals

War and Peace, a classical fiction by Leo Tolstoy, first published as Voyna I Mir in 1865–69. This picturesque reflection of early 19th-century Russian culture saw as its power of vivid detail and change from subconscious interpretation, is commonly viewed...Read More
Categories: house, allegory, angst, life, marriage, war,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member The Meld of Muses

My mind is a house with a thousand rooms
That burst at the seams with recollections 
In vain I have tried with a thousand brooms
To sweep the excess of stacked projections.

So often I sift through each fading page
Intending to shred what...Read More
Categories: house, memory, time,
Form: Verse
Premium Member The Emerging Storm

We rushed out before the storm
my pup whining and whimpering
we walked  in the rustling grasses
tree leaves whispering in the early winds 
then whooshing air and sky drumming
the crows watched cawing from the pines
the birds chirped and swore as the...Read More
Categories: house, sound, storm,
Form: Free verse
The Curse of Conquerors Past, Part IV
...“You know that I didn’t start out this way,
and this life I have never desired,
I just wanted to discover the past,
to my mind no calling was higher…

“Until the day I found that cursed tomb,
we were so thrilled to see what...Read More
Categories: house, adventure, conflict, dark, evil, history, scary, war,
Form: Epic
Ghostly choir of sounds
rattle frames in haunted house
on the edge of cliff!...Read More
Categories: house, dream, fate, feelings, film, image, imagination, writing,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member The Highway of Regret
The storms are raging on the rollin' sea, and on the highway of regret
Yes, I played around, was unfaithful to you, I'd change it all you bet.
I truly loved you with all my heart, but I tried to act all...Read More
Categories: house, death, depression, drink, lost love, suicide,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member the safe home
[After reading The Safe House - Poem by Taslima Nasrin 
and note- "This poem was written while Taslima was forced to live in confinement in an undisclosed location in Delhi from 22 November 2007 to 19 March 2008. Sujal Bhattacharya...Read More
Categories: house, grief,
Form: Free verse
California Sunrise
I woke up rested this morning
And kinda excited too
Sending out text notifications to
A few friends for a review.
One in particular from so far away
I spoke with at length.
A few hours ahead in time
He spoke to me in the future
As I...Read More
Categories: house, appreciation, best friend,
Form: Free verse

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