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Insect Poems | Examples of Insect Poetry

Insect Poems. Below are examples of poems about insects. This list of insect poems is composed of the works of modern international poet members of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of insect poetry. This list of works about insect is an excellent resource for examples on how to write insect poems.

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List of Insect Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Premium Member Poem MISS LADY LADYBUG Line Gauthier Rhyme appreciation, cute, insect, summer,
Premium Member Poem SNEAK ATTACK Line Gauthier Limerick flying, hurt, insect,
Premium Member Poem FULL FLIGHT Line Gauthier Free verse appreciation, flying, insect, joy,
The Ant who Believed in Everything Vinnie conforti Free verse insect,
IMPACT Anita Harris Rhyme death, insect, nature,
Premium Member Poem It came out of his nose Gershon Wolf Limerick insect, nonsense, silly,
Premium Member Poem fall Sara Kendrick Senryu insect,
Premium Member Poem TWINKLING FIREFLIES Line Gauthier Haiku insect, light, magic, night,
Premium Member Poem A LOUSY HOTEL JAN ALLISON Rhyme holiday, humorous, insect,
Premium Member Poem FISHERMAN and Worm Gon Fishin James Edward Lee Sr. Limerick anxiety, conflict, fishing, insect,

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RAINFOREST ANTHOLOGY
by Tom Cunningham
from three miles away
the unmistakable sounds
of howlers chorus  ~

a slithering snake. ~
crushing prey without mercy
green anaconda  ~

small eyed black caiman
twenty foot alligator ...

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Haiku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: animal, insect, nature, rainforest,

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CATERPILLAR
by Line Gauthier


caterpillar's
fuzzy dreams of being
a ballerina



posted on September 27, 2018...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dream, insect, silly, uplifting,

Earthworm
by Brianna Hobson
Earthworm buries head
Body parts grow back when split 
Dirt is point of view...

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Haiku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: insect, animal, body, earth, environment,

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Light Show
by Mark Toney
moonbeams bathe the night

auroras shimmering bright

fireflies delight...

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Haiku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: insect, light, moon, nature,

Phantom Pains
by Brianna Hobson
She felt a kick
Two legs and half a fist

They warned her 
that it might 
lay eggs inside her

But she thought it looked
far too sweet 
not...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: abortion, butterfly, insect, my

Music On A Summer Breeze
by M. L. Kiser
Through the highlands, you can hear the pipes drone.
Every note, riding on a crisp, morning breeze.
In-between, the piped notes; you hear the drum beats.


I go...

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Tritina | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: insect, animal, appreciation, environment, image,

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Spider Entomophagy Hungry Spider
by James Edward Lee Sr.
Spider Entomophagy Hungry Spider

the tattered web spun
acrobat insects lunges
eight-legged insect

yonder past my web
yum! Entomophagy
come fly i'm hungry

wander by don't fall
i'll throw you a line hold...

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Haiku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: adventure, insect,

Once Upon A Lightning Strike
by Earl Schumacker
Once upon a lightning strike
Children frightened from the storm 
Found an ancient jar intact but empty
On the forest floor before a cave
A rare, rose colored...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: children, identity, image, insect,

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GRACEFUL
by Line Gauthier


graceful flight
of damselfly
pirouetting free



posted on September 12, 2018...

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Haiku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dance, flying, freedom, insect,

Unwelcome Encore
by Rhona McFerran
Sometime last night, resting
inside of my home
I heard a voice singing(?!)
I was not alone

Not sure what to do
I just tried to ignore...
But he went on...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: funny, humor, humorous, insect,

Splinter
by Brianna Hobson
This relationship has rotting leaves
Tree blood boiled inside arteries
Veiny roots for the plastic surgery
I'll cut it down to build a house
For you, a roof in...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: insect, break up, conflict, first

I loved you because you became me
by Nik Lacuna
I always thought I was the moth, desperately trying to stay in your light no matter how many times you swatted

But now I see, I...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: break up, insect, metaphor,

DEATH BY TEA TOWEL
by Sidney Beck
DEATH BY TEA TOWEL


The WANTED posters in the Flyland corridor
Tell of the unsolved  murder case involving Uncle Theodore,
Squashed with a wet tea towel in...

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Footle | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: insect, murder,

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Ladybug
by Gregory R Barden

Oh, what luck, this lovely day,

     How you chanced to fly my way!

        Little...

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Personification | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: analogy, insect, metaphor,

Queen bee
by Wendy Watson
You may think it's cushy sat here on my throne
But I have no ear-plugs to cut out the drone.
And though I get fed with delectable...

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Personification | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: humor, insect,

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DAMSELFLY
by nette onclaud




Her swift and wondrous gait   enthralls
upon  the light  of lightest evening--
bedecked  in turquoise- gold  finery
sewn by earth’s intricate handiwork...
a...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: appreciation, beauty, insect,

Widow's Peak
by Brianna Hobson
Black widow spider 
Spinning an intricate web 
Devoured her mate 
...

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Haiku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: insect, lust, nature, perspective,

I SALUTE THE ANTS
by Beata Agustin
Amazing indeed are God’s marvelous creatures
Showcased in the Bible with their wonderful features
Serving as good examples
Against slothfulness’ ripples…
I salute the ants for their great service-gestures!

August...

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Limerick | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: insect, appreciation, blessing, encouraging, god,

ME GLOW WORM
by Anisha Dutta
              ME GLOW WORM     
   ...

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Personification | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: insect, appreciation, how i feel,

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A Spider's Web
by Gary Bateman
A Spider’s Web

a true engineering marvel
a mastery of tensile strength
flexible, firm, unrelenting

icky, sticky, viscous
this web most certainly is
all the better to trap prey
and cocoon them...

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Imagism | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: insect, death, environment, image, imagery,