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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.

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The Gift Of Language
Society : the driest place, We were living in. Until, Language resembling clouds showered love. In drops. Blossom of flowers. Resembles as great creations, And their scent, Captivate, Readers : Bumblebee, Butterfly and Bee. Hovering over them, For, Collecting nectar. Proves the sweetness of creations. Whole environment, Changed in a...Read More
Categories: language, literature, society,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member The Cost of Thinking
~ Savage Social Commentary Masquerading as Wide-eyed Innocent Limerick ~ To think in Italian's 'com-pu-ta-re' Which rhymes, I guess,...Read More
Categories: giggle, language, satire, technology,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member The Art of the Airbrush
Angel Deaths A dark dawn Still more illegals cross the border ~ They've 'done nothing wrong' Peace and Love Olive Branch, in mouth of Dove In corpore sano, mens sana* ~ 'Recreational' Marijuana? Build Back Strong! Build Back Mighty! Billions plucked...Read More
Categories: irony, language, leadership, satire,
Form: Rhyme
suck it lollipop league of America
Now the Lollipop League of America wants to outlaw derogatory language; "Aspersions"; i.e; "Hate-Speech" ~ no more nikkers & spicks & kikes & guineas . . . a language mired in a colorless doldrum. Notwithstanding...Read More
Categories: language, america, fashion, good morning,
Form: Didactic
Premium Member The English Language
There's only 17 words in the english language tendered Most have 153 meanings, each day of those entered Seems some disagree But got proof I decree How many meanings for the simple word “present” ...Read More
Categories: language,
Form: Limerick

Premium Member A Lop-Sided Language
When the English language was...Read More
Categories: blessing, england, language, words,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Shadings
Shadings.. How do the senses relate to "being?" The senses can seem to be objects residing in a subject/object world, but perhaps there is a unicity present, in that, senses and sensing might seem as...Read More
Categories: cheer up, encouraging, language,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member What
I don’t know what Je ne sais quois means...Read More
Categories: irony, language,
Form: Monoku
Premium Member A Poem for Michael
Myself I’ve never been much of a mathematician Algebra and stuff didn’t add up to much when I made the decision to respond to you our multi-versed mathematical magician Because even I know all things aren’t equal I don’t know...Read More
Categories: language, abuse, angst, discrimination, identity,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Homonyms: Tale Tail
A tale is an account or story often dark, often scarry – like those of the Grimm Brothers, or Edgar Allen Poe, and others. In the animal kingdom there are many tails, and all are practical and necessary for survival. One in particular,...Read More
Categories: language,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member THE HEALER
Poetry's rain came Cleansing barbarism's grave wounds Language's beauty healed. © Demetrios Trifiatis 21 March 2021 * TODAY IS " WORLD POETRY DAY" My humble contribution. ...Read More
Categories: beauty, language, poetry,
Form: Haiku
Limericks gimmiricks. MacRaith and O’ Tuama: poets incessant and blabbering bores. Publican served insults – flibbertigibbeting. Rhetoric ingrained dull; flyting supreme! ________________________________________________________ The limerick is an English comedic five-line poem. The form could be found in England as far back...Read More
Categories: friend, language, poets,
Form: Double Dactyl
Premium Member The English Language Ain't Easy
If you think the English language is easy to speak, Perhaps you have a thing, or two, to learn. You might say “axed” when you mean “asked” When is it appropriate to say “dang,” “darn,”...Read More
Categories: language, spoken word, writing,
Form: Didactic
If you're in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, or a little further north in Rio De Janeiro, there is one important Portuguese word to know. If Lisbon is where you go, or if you travel to Oporto, to thank...Read More
Categories: language, travel,
Form: Monorhyme
Premium Member Mozart's Filthy Mouth
Mozart may have been a great composer but on foul language he was no loser. He once said: He who eats a lot [relieves] a lot. You’ll note I was discrete, taking the liberty to substitute his coarse vulgarity with...Read More
Categories: art, language, music,
Form: Light Verse

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