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Image Poems | Examples of Image Poetry

Image Poems. Read and share great examples of all types of image poems and poetic imagery. This list of image poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Share and read poems about self-image, who we really are, how do you picture yourself, and more. We often create an image of ourselves in our mind, but what do others see? Is the image we perceive reality? Does that persona appeal to the eyes and ears, or emotions? Read short, long, best, and famous examples of image poetry. This list of works about an image is an excellent resource for examples of how to write image poems.
Premium Member 12th Street
12th Street The curtain rises, the stage light beams on the darkest street in town. On a hot night, 12th street lives. The old abandon buildings jump with jazz, hot rock, and laughter. Transient stars appear in glittering gowns, poising for sightseers...Read More
Categories: image, lust, people,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member socretes leftover memes
counting means ...relativity... as- integers to ...decimals... or- just meme ...thoughts... that- mirror some of- a relative metaphoric ...observation... theme- comparing standards ...labelled... individually as ...the-me... stans sand ...Read More
Categories: dream, image, philosophy,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Yearlings Zigzag
Arctic bear cubs, den, exiting frozen grounds halfway into June. Keeping low, mothers navigate onshore perils, quietly roving. Sensing they've uninvitedly violated wildlife's Xenia, yearlings zigzag. (Abecedarian) 12/03/2021 ''Z'' Contest, New or Old - Poetry Contest Sponsored by: Constance La France...Read More
Categories: image, 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Abecedarian
Not in the Bible, though -
God helps those who help themselves Hidden here a kernel of truth: "no free lunch!" But if I seek a shelter in real or fancied homelessness "A stitch in time saves nine," - not my bikini (thanx a...Read More
Categories: image, confusion, education, hilarious, humor,
Form: Epigram
The Door
Beyond this door lies the regions of anything Everything and nothing at all what is hidden until it’s time to see what is coming and that is meant to be....Read More
Categories: image, allegory, birth, conflict, confusion,
Form: Free verse

In a week
Monday I am born Tuesday I learn to walk Wednesday I become man Thursday I am married Friday I become a father Saturday I see my grandchildren Sunday I go to meet my maker, the Creator…...Read More
Categories: image, allegory, allusion, analogy, art,
Form: Free verse
with a razor I crop and cut away  all signifiers of my birth name  so i can finally let my hips sway prickly pits and nasty days of dreading dance, searing shame with a razor; I crop and cut away what...Read More
Categories: image, body, depression, discrimination, gender,
Form: Villanelle
Premium Member I Yearn For A Simpler Time
Christmas was always magical and still brings out the child in me. Yet, I yearn for a simpler time when innocence was in full bloom. Although holidays come and go, Christmas was always magical. It's the reason carolers sing and friendly neighbors...Read More
Categories: image, 10th grade, 9th grade,
Form: Quatern
Winters Night
Winters night Here we sit on a cold winters night The fire burns bright we watched as the flames dance create illusions of life Secret dreams and Demons dance Guardian angels spin in a flicker of flame they spread...Read More
Categories: image, adventure, allegory, allusion, angel,
Form: Rhyme
recipe for a spreadable Conspiracy Theory
To make this one easy to spread, You will need. At least one high profile celebrity, Or Politician. You could substitute any person who is in a high position of trust. An event organiser, And a Spin Doctor. Method, Remove the high...Read More
Categories: image, allusion, art, assonance, cancer,
Form: Burlesque
Your Christ I
Destroy your Christ your God your idols follow all apart Play bear it’s mechanical hard Rebuild it with gears wire electric fire The curve you’re craving for a secret desires Destroy your crisis or false images conspire Terret all apart...Read More
Categories: image, allegory, america, analogy, angel,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Yijing Apprentice 5, Stella and Luna
I am a girl named Stella, an apprentice of Yijing. My master is Luna, a beautiful woman skilled and kind. In beginning, she told me, "keep images in your mind." "What images?" , asked I and she answered,...Read More
Categories: friend, friendship, image, imagination,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Raindrops Turn Into Snowflakes
The raindrops falling Quickly on the window pane Changes to snowflakes...Read More
Categories: image, rain, snow, weather,
Form: Haiku
wilderness one
into the wilderness haunted by ghost-towns And ancient bloodstains and lost history of scars we wander the borderlands between the weakening dreams and cities a neon seams Burning into the American night like lanterns An empire...Read More
Categories: image, america, analogy, anger, angst,
Form: Free verse
Cruciform I
Am I the only one, the only one left to carry this cross through these wasted lands, these blasted glass riddled sands. This cross of madness. Leagues I have traveled... Long have I forged this burden...Read More
Categories: image, allegory, analogy, art, atheist,
Form: Free verse

Specific Types of Image Poems

Read wonderful image poetry on the following sub-topics: appearance, bio, body, god, flowers, how i feel, how i look, iconic, imagery, life, love, middle school, narrative, nature, photographic, self and more.

Definition | What is Image in Poetry?