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Metaphor Imagism Poems

These Metaphor Imagism poems are examples of Imagism poems about Metaphor. These are the best examples of Imagism Metaphor poems written by international poets.

Premium Member An Old Copper Vase - A Second View
An Old Copper Vase – A Second View

an old copper vase
a witness of age
saw a lot
during times—
but all new to me.

the grace of the
experienced one

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Categories: allegory, beauty, emotions, image,

Premium Member An Old Copper Vase - A First View
An Old Copper Vase – A First View

a rustic object
a worn-weathered look 
an artistic beauty
a metaphorical grandeur

when filled
with a few
red or yellow roses

it resonates

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Categories: allegory, beauty, emotions, image,

Premium Member The Magical Epiphany of an Old Rusted Can
The Magical Epiphany of an Old Rusted Can

whilst out hiking one day in a countryside area
that was quite desolate and remote from any nearby
city, I...

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Categories: allegory, god, imagery, inspiration,

Premium Member The Weeping Willow
The Weeping willow weeps silently!
Ever wonder why the weeping willow weeps? It’s a tragic story of a beautiful and magnificent tree. Apart from it’s appearance...

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Categories: appreciation, fantasy, innocence, metaphor,


On the bay beach at Belyounech
Just east of Tangier
From the old whaling Station 
You can see Algeciras and Gibraltar
And there on...

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Categories: imagery, metaphor,

Dancing hall
Standing at the window I watch with amazement
One dancer whips the air fiercely with her bottom
Another writes something in air with pointed fingers
Both seemed lost...

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Categories: life, metaphor, philosophy,

Donkey times
Donkey times we live
those of us on earth
calling themselves alive

do it as best you can
let the earth feel you
and mouth  yawns bliss

give your fellows...

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Categories: life, metaphor,

Saddened and Alone
            Saddened and Alone
    There is a great sadness...

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© Don Lewis  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: addiction, confusion, depression, emotions,

I cannot get it well
I cannot get it well
life is a chess game
think you master the game
someone somewhere greater
rises to trouble the times
and the game continues

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Categories: life, metaphor,

At A Trump Rally
The specter of these faces in the horde
Snowflakes on an ice black creek

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Categories: image, irony, metaphor, political,

Premium Member Take Me Somewhere Exotic
The pungence of heartbreak swelters
in the tangled dreadlocks of love-lies-bleeding
Take me somewhere exotic
to breathe not the foul aroma
of disappointment and despair
Show me fields laced with...

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Categories: color, imagery, lost love,

Premium Member Sweet Citrus
I kissed July's hot tangerine lips
swam in cool aquamarine eyes
basked in blond and honey rays
dreamed in mango pomegranate sunsets 
of lime hillsides and marmalade roses

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Categories: fruit, imagery, lost love,

Rays of the Sun
Are God’s eye lashes
Heat, His anger
Warmth, his love
Sunset, sleepy eyes
Darkness, His secrets


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Categories: metaphor, sun,

Cycles repeat 
Repeat cycles 
Cyclical minds reciprocate 
Begin once end
End once begin
Continuous movement 
Cyclically chime
Answers scripted 
Questions rescript
Convenience resolves 
Easy when it stops
Hard ongoing struggle...

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Categories: adventure, creation, imagination, life,

Sea is a Monster
The Sea is a monster
do you know how many things
it is digesting in its stomach,
without any constipation?

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Categories: character, metaphor,

I am the Caterpillar of the world
I am  caterpillar of the world
fat, jittery, itchy and feared
I have eaten all green leaves
crops, grass, foliage I chew

Wasteland weeps behind me
people curse wherever...

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Categories: metaphor, power,

Herodotus climbs ladder of History
Herodotus climbs ladder of history
Every time he does it he falls off
But he does not break his back
And does not lose scrolls of Ulysses

As historian...

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Categories: history, metaphor,

The Painter
painted me red
my siblings black
his family white
landscape grey


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Categories: fate, metaphor,

Paint Behind Me
I paint behind the canvass.
Another wall of endless swirls upon swirls that constantly rearrange and change is silently listening.
Hovering just below the surface where my...

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Categories: color, deep, dream, imagery,

A Beautiful wife is Flower
a beautiful wife is flower
souvenir for the heart
giving every day a picnic
for the man she married
and the children she bears
are little beautiful flowers
from the ovules...

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Categories: metaphor, wife,