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, famous, and modern examples of image poetry. This list of works about an image is an excellent resource for examples of how to write image poems.
Winters Song Categories: image, death, depression, snow, spring, storm, suicide, sunshine, Form: Free verse
The darkness of the pewter moon
Casts its light
Upon the dreary December night
Curtains close for autumn’s harvest
Leaves and cones and needles swept underground
The arctic brisks fill the air
Crystals and icicles adorn bare forest wood
Fluffy snow mount...Read More
WINTER, NO Categories: image, winter, Form: Haiku
Fingers of winter,
Air-Dress Categories: humor, image, spiritual, Form: Prose Poetry
I can’t abstain playing of this water-flow-air-soil ;
River arrive to my home breaking bank.
Kite arrive to fly me cloud by cloud
Fire arrive to burn it’s branch through me.
Fish arrive with net catching me
Steamer arrive to ride on me
Library arrive to...Read More
The Missing Categories: image, grief, lost, mystery, tribute, Form: Rhyme
Just a grainy photo
in a missing persons file
A blurry time worn image
of a fading face and smile
Forgotten people through the cracks
have slipped and gone away
By whose hand to God knows where
there is no clue to say
They wandered off the beaten...Read More
Fat Girl Problems Categories: image, body, Form: Verse
That her belly is too big
That her favourite jean cant seem to fit
That her skin is showing signs of spilling over ,she says she's afraid of going to the shop she looks like a freak
She's convinced that her momentum...Read More
Social Media Categories: image, addiction, anger, anxiety, conflict, courage, depression, desire, Form: Rhyme
Hopeless, mental fatigue
Social media – a toxic cerebral disease?
We’re addicted to an image
Humanity - an insatiable virtual lust
Greed, gluttony, and envy
The juxtapositions - intrigue woven with disgust
Intoxicated by the fantastic stories
A dark emotional bottomless hole
We do our best to disconnect
Branded Categories: image, abuse, Form: Free verse
You came into the shop I was waiting in.
You told me, the threat if I said ‘No’ implicit,
For only I to see
A supposed gift, explicit
For all to see
“I got a tattoo at 18. I have booked you to have...Read More
Seeing You See Categories: image, gothic, riddle, Form: Personification
I am seeing you see
what you think was me
and you're seeing more
than you think you see
I am seeing you see
this soul waiting to see
another who sees more
than the essence of me
Within this image you see
this gaze confirms it is me
Leading With L Categories: image, lonely, lost, love, nature, poetry, time, Form: Rhyme
Lately I have likely been leaning
Towards penning lots of lofty lines
And start looking for lonely lagoons
To pick laurels, lilacs and lilies
Frogs leaping into languid, lush ponds
Ducks landing lightly on silent lakes
Lilting laments from past lovely times
Images of lost lands lingering...Read More
LADIES in silenced imagination Categories: image, senses, sensual, Form: Verse
remains a bond
Character Categories: image, character, education, emotions, Form: Ballade
What defines us becomes very clear at times,
when the generous spirit works in echoes of frames.
Beside the task of generating month end meets,
are the relations and trust with its deeds.
When prejudice and temptations are wrought,
establishing a particular colour in random...Read More
Sad Eyes Categories: image, depression, sad, Form: I do not know?
I don’t recognize the image reflected in my mirror
Be gone I scream
She moves her lips but I can’t hear her
She can’t be me, I refuse to believe her
This must be a dream
I try to get away but she pulls...Read More
Green Tree Frogs Categories: analogy, animal, environment, green, howl, image, Form: Free verse
Another nightly ascent up the stairs towards my solitary bedroom
Glistening green totems await, slighty tainted with opiate night perfumes
O souls beyond time before time was time
Is there a bright future ahead?
Only the note of B flat spills out of nocturnal...Read More
Flat Out Categories: earth, environment, image, Form: Grook
It was once believed
the earth was flat.
This is no longer the case:
we all know now
that the earth is flat-lining....Read More
Portal Ponderings Categories: christian, image, people, Form: Free verse
Will it be a half naked fat man
rubbing sleep out of his eyes
Pajama clad toddler that managed
Inside me Categories: image, absence, adventure, age, allusion, butterfly, corruption, words, Form: Ballade
A particular path to take everyday to walk in a fashion on the way. Only to pass beautiful things, flowers and trees only to get a whith of a cool breeze. At least for a moment enternally, only convinced by...Read More
Autumn's Dead Categories: 10th grade, 9th grade, analogy, autumn, image, Form: Sonnet
My breath morphs into a November ghost
spectral mist the slightest breeze dissipates.
And barren trees lament the loss of leaves
as Autumn approaches where Winter waits.
The wind whistles through the twigs and branches
rattling the bare bones of the naked trees.
And drums a...Read More
Prisoner of conscious truth Categories: image, blessing, deep, emotions, faith, heart, rain, truth, Form: Couplet
To get behind the cobwebs
this harsh cold wind awakens a soul
Under a veil watching the spider darn it's web
cutting to a heart whispering chills deeply bound
Trapped as the sparkle of morning dew in shimmering light...Read More
Cracks In The Facade Categories: image, pain, sad, Form: Kimo
Bright ,cheerful,jovial is his visage
You sense a fragile sadness
Belied by his soft smile
In quieter mood his face relaxes
Worry lines fragment his calm
Tears threaten like raindrops
The pent up dam now bursts,his bulwark gone
Broken,beaten and bereft
A sad shell of...Read More
I Saw A Dragon Fly Categories: adventure, appreciation, art, beautiful, education, image, magic, Form: Villanelle
I saw a dragon fly.
This wasn't my imagination
He was a reflection in the water near my boat
From the clouds in the sky.
Pictures don't lie.
The dragon was there for a short duration.
I saw a dragon fly.
I saw it with my own...Read More
Milk For Shakespeare Categories: image, cute love, humor, romance, satire, Form: Limerick
Did you milk the goat, Juliet?
Oh, sorry Romeo, not yet !!!
What about the cow?
Oh, I don't know how, !?
So, go milk Shakespeare's sonnets
'' life is not always Romantic ''
The Greatest Wealth Categories: blue, devotion, good night, image, light, love, Form: Free verse
The Greatest Wealth
Your everchanging hue,
The chameleon inside of you
All the black and the blue
That you pulled yourself through
I must n’t change for anything
Your window of light
Your hello and goodnight
Your sand and your shore
Your today and tomorrow
Your shadow...Read More
The Wisdom Of The Trees Categories: animal, bird, environment, image, nature, poems, poetry, Form: Haibun
They know everything, viewing unsuspecting beings, as they pass beneath, they whisper their secrets upon the air. Leaf-songs no human can interpret, ride the winds like a bird, winging its way across azure skies.
on a branch
Prisms Categories: image, imagery, light, poems, poetry, Form: Haiku
Driftwood Floating Categories: image, nature, poems, poetry, water, Form: Haiku
driftwood floating -
a trout leaps
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