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Language Poems

Read wonderful language poetry on the following sub-topics: arts, barrier, culture, different, figurative, identity, learning, sensory, songs and more. Read a definition and example (where appropriate).

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List of New Poems

PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Premium Member Poem Body Language Gregory R Barden Senryu analogy, body, language, metaphor,
Premium Member Poem Bohm Explicates Resilient Systems Gerald Dillenbeck Political Verse language, culture, earth, health, integrity,
We Say Too Much Joe DiMino Free verse introspection, language, literature, love,
Premium Member Poem A BOOKWORM IN NEED OF BOOKS Martin Brown Free verse appreciation, books, encouraging, language,
Premium Member Poem IN LOVE LIVES WE Muhammad Safa Thajudeen Blank verse inspirational, language, love,
Premium Member Poem The Dreaded Math Quiz Gerald Dillenbeck Political Verse language, environment, games, health, humor,
Premium Member Poem Animusing Anima Gerald Dillenbeck Political Verse language, earth, emotions, health, humanity,
Where Does Poetry Begin Joe DiMino Free verse language, perspective, poetry, spoken
QUANTUM GLYPHS Edlynn Nau Rhyme analogy, imagery, language, science,
Premium Member Poem Mad Gab-Figure It Out Carol Connell I do not know? friendship love, language, silly,
Sarah Abdullah Alhemaidy Haiku language,
Premium Member Poem Unselfish Selfies Gerald Dillenbeck Political Verse language, art, deep, health, humor,
Premium Member Poem Amazeballs, Right CayCay Jennings Acrostic language, confusion, humor, imagination, judgement,
Premium Member Poem A finely turned phrase Gershon Wolf Light Verse language, poetry, song,
Premium Member Poem Adopting Healthy Adaptations Gerald Dillenbeck Political Verse caregiving, health, integrity, language,
Premium Member Poem Freer Verse Rita A. Simmonds Free verse language, poetry, true love,
Premium Member Poem USEFUL ENGLISH Muhammad Safa Thajudeen Blank verse language, character, creation, fun, imagination,
Preponderance Of Dimensions Perplexes With Bliss String Fervor matthew harris Free verse language, appreciation, art, atheist, beauty,
Observe M. L. Kiser Monoku language, anger, bullying, feelings, integrity,
Luring Bliss M. L. Kiser Senryu appreciation, joy, language, music,
Premium Member Poem Rhymification's Ramifications Gershon Wolf Light Verse language, word play,
Premium Member Poem Six of One Gerald Dillenbeck Free verse health, humor, language, math,
Premium Member Poem The Long Gray Line Gregory R Barden Limerick analogy, language, metaphor,
English FABIYAS M V Free verse language,
Onashville Kelsey Graves Rhyme funny, humor, irony, language,
Expanded Vocabulary TS Lewis Free verse language, word play,
Premium Member Poem EASY Muhammad Safa Thajudeen Blank verse language,
Premium Member Poem Getting Around the Censor Gershon Wolf Monoku language, word play,
POETIC LANGUAGE IS LOVE MAHTAB BANGALEE Blank verse language, love, poetess, poets,
Premium Member Poem Hold Your Applause Till the End Gershon Wolf Alliteration language, nonsense, word play,
Premium Member Poem Deep Learning Organisms Gerald Dillenbeck Political Verse language, art, creation, deep, education,
Premium Member Poem Eye it -- Buy it Gershon Wolf Monorhyme adventure, food, language,
EXCLUSION RULE Allan Terry Classicism language, discrimination, hip hop, inspirational,
Premium Member Poem POET'S HEART Demetrios Trifiatis Free verse language, poets, universe,
Premium Member Poem Charlie Chan Gershon Wolf Clerihew humorous, language,
Premium Member Poem LANGUAGE AS GESTURES Brian Strand Verse imagery, language,
'Nativist' jamie brolin Couplet america, community, language, native
Liquid Love Julia Ford Free verse language, crush, deep, dream, drink,
Premium Member Poem Song of Sorrow Gerald Dillenbeck Political Verse language, change, conflict, environment, health,
Premium Member Poem Nature's Language Heidi Sands Free verse language, love, snow, words,
Premium Member Poem SOUL'S LANGUAGE Demetrios Trifiatis Monoku language, spiritual,
Premium Member Poem Ode to 'Crack' Gershon Wolf I do not know? language, word play,
Premium Member Poem Green Grows UltraViolet Gerald Dillenbeck Political Verse language, caregiving, culture, games, health,
Premium Member Poem Standards for Literature Gerald Dillenbeck Political Verse history, humor, language, literature,
Perspectives Julia Ford Free verse language, forgiveness, girl, gothic, growth,
Premium Member Poem LANGUAGE Demetrios Trifiatis Monoku introspection, language, words,
Premium Member Poem DECEPTION Demetrios Trifiatis Monoku language, truth,
Premium Member Poem Prevailing Winds Gerald Dillenbeck Political Verse earth, grandmother, health, language,
Instructions Rico Leffanta Limerick funny, international, language, words,
Language Inconsistency Robert Pettit Free verse language,

About This Page

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

Language Poem Example

Language Barrier

I couldn’t understand the language she spoke,

at least not all of it,

but the emotion pouring past her lips, 

the tears in her eyes, her clenched and shaking fists

enunciated more clearly,

than any piece of English Poetry I had ever read,

and grabbed me, held me still.

                   …In that moment, her soul was in my arms.

In that finite, tender breath of our lives,

she was my mother, my best friend…

but I could not console her. 

I didn’t have the words;

and my heart sank into the 

concrete between us,

wet with the pain of God’s rain

and her tears. 

                  …Were my tears

So, I simply opened my palms

toward her crouched form and 

spoke the only words I could 

fathom, that would be accepted

by a stranger on a dangerous street. 

"I am sorry, It will be okay. God will bless you."

I knew she did not understand…

"Lo siento" 

                  “que va a estar bien”    

                            “Dios te bendecira’ “ 

the words were as messy as the overturned

duffle bag at her feet…and fumbled, slowly

from my lips, as my knees hit the street.

Two strangers, cried in the rain,

knowing nothing of each other’s suffering,

and yet we shared the weight,

together, for those few moments;

the barrier of language was broken.

Love spoke for us.  

-James Kelley 2014, All rights reserved.

…Love transcends any language

               

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