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Language Poems | Examples of Language Poetry

Language Poems - Examples of all types of language poetry to share and read. This list of language poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, and famous examples of language poetry. This list of works about language is an excellent resource for examples on how to write language poems.
Five Words
Five Words five words crawl up beside me ...Read More
Categories: change, confusion, image, language,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Spelling Bee
Rough as in ruff, Spelling can be tough Though as in fro, Just so you know Bough as in how, Seldom seen now Cough as in doff, Just laugh it off Lough as in lock, Spelling can rock Enough! Enough! Enough! written May 21, 2022 ...Read More
Categories: fun, language, nonsense, spoken
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Poem for Vowels
a ae aei aeio aeiou aeiouoiea uoiea uoie uoi uo u UoieAEIOUOIEAeioU...Read More
Categories: language, surreal,
Form: Concrete
Premium Member Speech is A Caricature Of Thought
Speech is a caricature of thought Thoughts are Refined, graceful, delicate Speech is Clumsy, rough, awkward We translate Thought to speech But never see How flawed the process Can be In my mind I sound debonair And without a care But in my voice I sound like nails on...Read More
Categories: how i feel, language,
Form: Free verse
Read Trees (solidity presenting) Fluttering leaves The light kissed plants merry with the wind free and clean The rain stream glimmering to a speckled burst of sun Gentle easy rolling chuckle of The sighing creek Uncluttered sea green Ah read the ripple (and if...Read More
Categories: language,
Form: Elegy

sense of reprieve
yes madness no i cannot - hear for all the talk talk ... see for the smile displays a horror the odoriferous stench of the inevitable inimical political scientifical is a rough toughie I refuse the obligation when the taste...Read More
Categories: language,
Form: Ballad
Back To The Beginning
Congratulations dear Inioluwa Adebiyi Back To The Beginning Life- a cycle recycling from the hemisphere Home- an abhor of peace cum duty Leaving to live with time both revere Among lovely fruits that bury boredom's beauty Nothing gold can...Read More
Categories: language, appreciation, bridal shower, character,
Form: Other
The slying light inks up the paper For the angle is just right For shadows to enter my language The landscape I'll dream of tonight...Read More
Categories: language, writing,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Was That Me
When I look back I don’t recognize myself Was that me bad-mouthing my parents Was I that mean Did I say that – to my sisters Criticizing friends so cruelly always...Read More
Categories: language, relationship, spoken word,
Form: Free verse
Finding Order in Ordinary
I Better not blow away the ordinary Often ordinary turns extraordinary How, you may query I'll answer, if u tarry II There is order in the ordinary In the hasty humdrum! It's extraordinary Humdrum, ordinal, cardinal (numbers?) Answers, answers, before s/he slumbers III Humdrum? Can't...Read More
Categories: language, confusion, fun, irony, judgement,
Form: Alliteration
Premium Member In the Mirror of Life
In the mirror of life how we think speak or write Paves a journey that's heavy or light So we must become mindful of words every day Then our lives will be happy and flow the right way Submitted...Read More
Categories: journey, language, life, words,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member They Speak Australian in Heaven
There I was standing at the Pearly Gates I was so excited to learn my fate First, they sat me down On my head a crown Then the question ~ What are your...Read More
Categories: language, fate, gender, heaven, humor,
Form: Limerick
Wisdom from Joe DeMino - my paraphrase
I God's spirit is substance, more than bones & bodies II Spiritual and spirit do not mean "minus any bodies" III The spiritual body is very light. And more light IV Speaking in tongues doesn't mean "babbling in church" V Speaking in 'tongues'...Read More
Categories: language, bible, community, confusion, england,
Form: Monoku
Premium Member Colossal Coverup
World's largest ichthyosaur just discovered... Why not uncovered? It was there all the time...Read More
Categories: animal, language, science,
Form: Free verse
The world has its own wonders, The stars up there twinkle, The sun shines bright, The moon in the night sky glows, Like the bloom in the flowers in a row. All is beautiful, everything fits best, But the sound of...Read More
Categories: language, 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Rhyme

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