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Insect Poems

Insect Poems. Read and share great examples of poetry about insects. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for insect.

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Crossing The Sustainability Rubicorn

The blue planet unfolded the canvas of primal beauty
of the unique dot of singularity in the infinite cosmos,
revolved around sun, its star, spinning astral dreams,
until on evolution trail hostile species of man arrived.

The unspoilt nature once thrived in realm of...Read More
Categories: insect, earth, environment,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Stalled Beginning
Stalled Beginning…Beautiful Ending

Like a stalled car
with engine running,

I sat there waiting
to go somewhere.

A tingling bumped
my consciousness;
I became aware
my blank foot-brake
was resting
on my mind’s pad.

Now...Read More
Categories: analogy, animal, extended metaphor, imagery, insect, metaphor,
Form: Prose Poetry
cold break of the day
a large, hairy spider stalks
in the old basement
freezing aurora
this huge, hairy spider walks
in this old basement

Written words by James Edward Lee Sr. ©2019

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Categories: adventure, analogy, insect,
Form: Haiku
Before We Have An Oopsie
I am a cat,
you obnoxious butterfly
get off my nose. 
It would be very easy
to take a little yawn
and you’d slip 
straight into my throat;
after all,
you are protein.

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Categories: animal, butterfly, cat, fun, insect, poems, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member November Fairy Dreams
A gust of wind with a chill on its tail
 rushes through the trees in gray and pale,
high up in the naked branch
 tiny spectral lights begin to twinkle and dance;
a shiver and a blink ties us to hazy unseen...Read More
Categories: insect, november,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member ON HER WAY DOWN

itsy bitsy
teensy weensy
itty bitty spider
] ] ] ]   [ [ [ [

posted on November 17, 2019...Read More
Categories: insect, word play,
Form: Concrete
Premium Member HOW CAN I BE SURE

There’s only one way to know for sure how many legs a centipede has 

posted on November 17, 2019...Read More
Categories: fun, insect, silly,
Form: Concrete
Premium Member DRAGONFLY

meli           meli
melissa      melissa
melissa      melissa
melissa      melissa
melissa      melissa
melissa    ...Read More
Categories: insect,
Form: Concrete
Cockroach Lovers


If: you ever come across a cockroach lover, avoid them like mad
They are either so very weird or very desperately lonely and sad

Indiana Shaw . . . ; ) 
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Categories: humorous, insect, satire,
Form: Couplet
Chances of dark spins in the light
Frightened Stars Sparkle so bright
And just who am I to trigger this site
Universal blinking the fireflies in the light/em>

Written word by James Edward Lee Sr  2019...Read More
Categories: allusion, celebration, environment, insect, sky,
Form: Rhyme
I scream, you scream, we all scream for

(Seriously, right?)...Read More
Categories: how i feel, humor, insect, people, scary,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
El Divino II

 I go through you
strings of finely minced clippings

But, on the green Elysian 
I will devour you
I will show you mortal wings
cunning lips as sweet as money.

Through the eye of the needle,
trough the open lids of desire,
I will thread...Read More
Categories: endurance, environment, flower, fruit, insect, integrity, paradise,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Where do Ants go in the Autumn-
Where do Ants go in the Autumn-

Seasonal changes, from summer now it is fall
Autumns arrival
Temperatures crawl
Fallen are the heat index, humility calm
Autumns arrival
Temperature falling it's now autumn
Fallen are the heat index, humility calm
Where do the ants go before it snows
Temperature...Read More
Categories: absence, adventure, analogy, autumn, character, destiny, insect,
Form: Pantoum

  on the tenth floor
 my office window 
  from a thread 
  like an acrobat 
  little quivering legs 
  free in the breeze
  did you get here
  up at this height
...Read More
Categories: city, courage, insect, nature,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Insouciance
Diuretics and laxatives have been purging dysmorphic creatures

As they stage their grim delusion for glamour with anorexic features

They call it passion for fashion and yet walk in emperor’s clothes

Nearly naked and some in lines adorned from cocaine shred noses

Present fake...Read More
Categories: insect, fashion,
Form: Rhyme
Got a Love for You
for Alice Coltrane 

I got a love for you
you be jazz
I got a love for you
you be jazz
I got a love for you
you be jazz
jazz all my tears away
jazz all my tears away

you got me 
seeing all kinds
of colors in...Read More
Categories: insect, inspiration,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Insect Animal Toddlers chance-
If ants could dance;
Then here’s my chance;
To stand in their footsteps;
O, and what if...

But if frogs could talk;
And worms could walk;
Why oh, why must toddlers eat chalk?
Insects,  animals, toddlers chance, what?

Written words by James Edward Lee Sr. 2019©
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Categories: insect, adventure, analogy, animal, child, how i feel,
Form: Rhyme
It seems head witch Della had a yen for a fella,
Who thought of himself as a catch.
He thought to woo her and then just to lose her,
But in Della he'd met his match.

Although she was smitten she's no new born...Read More
Categories: insect, halloween,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member The Dragonfly That Caught My Eye
Such beauty and speed
Large eyes with two pair of wings 
Life is short only six months
Seeing almost 360 degrees around

With top speeds of 18 MPH
On this earth 300 million years ago
Imagine how many dragonflies that would be
They can catch and...Read More
Categories: insect,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Morning Mystic
Morning Mystic

Mysticism is not for me,
I know that wind is blowing free,
Nor does it speak engagingly of
Memories of another time.

I read my book, yet I feel a presence,
What is this touching – barely brushing?
The atmosphere is a tricking morning.
Are you...Read More
Categories: insect, mystery, voice, wind,
Form: Free verse
Loud and Clear
You told me all I need to know 
Without a single sound
I'm obsolete, I'm useless
Not worth to be around
Like a biting, flying insect
You wish I wasn't here
Point noted and well taken
I hear you loud and clear
Your silence is an action
So...Read More
Categories: insect, break up, goodbye, lost love, love hurts,
Form: Rhyme

autumn's equinox
earth's temperatures is falling
BUZZING-BUZZ-annoying flies
start to disappear
they light on your shoulder and...
buzz runs into your ear/face

Written words by James Edward Lee Sr. 2019©
SEDOKA Poetry Type...Read More
Categories: anxiety, autumn, confusion, flying, image, insect,
Form: Sedoka
The Order of the Red Hibiscus
I saw a sun being
arrayed in purple
celestial light hold
a five petalled
red chalice
Alcyone's blood
is petrifying
in the diamonds
of Polaris
like an insect
in amber
Will and Love of
the Order of
the Red Hibiscus
is a river of blood
slowly filling up
a five rayed
flower chalice till
the red eyed
winged Bull
unites...Read More
Categories: insect, angel, death, drink, emotions, fire, garden,
Form: Free verse
Water Trance
"Silence is the general consecration of the space.'' (Herman Melville)

Every river whispers the secrets of the land

Tragedies, future-past

Set has scattered to the Nubian winds

Undeciphered hieroglyphs of the Fates

The sacred scrolls of destinies, future-past

Entering the silence of the space

Broken filaments of...Read More
Categories: baptism, bible, future, imagination, insect, mystery,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Praying Mantis
focused praying mantis still as a stick

clueless prey three times its size

best friend of gardeners

October 13, 2019
F F I series 27 kimo
Brian Strand, sponsor...Read More
Categories: garden, insect, nature, poetry,
Form: Kimo