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Lay Poems

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List of New Poems

PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Journey Eric Zivana Lay absence, abuse, addiction,
A Colander Of Grace Pixie Dust Lay july,
Premium Member Poem OH MAIDEN FAIR James Edward Lee Sr. Lay appreciation, beautiful, for her,
Premium Member Poem OLE FAIR LADY DAMSEL BEAUTY OF THE NIGHT James Edward Lee Sr. Lay beauty, lost love, sad
Your pacemaker Leo Mbalamana Lay 7th grade, 8th grade,
The journey fauxcroft wade Lay dance, happiness, light, poems,
Literary orgasm matthew harris Lay 10th grade, 11th grade,
Days of Kali Yuga lame mothupi Lay baby,
It Was About You James McLain Lay art, poetry,
'The Next Verse' Mick Talbot Lay conflict, discrimination, forgiveness, how
Cartoon Characters Mick Talbot Lay animal, celebrity, character, film,
A FAIRY TALE Mick Talbot Lay fairy, humorous,
Love Songs James McLain Lay art, poetry,
I am not Wrong Nsamu Moonga Lay growing up,
WOW Jay Anderson-Taylor Lay abuse, confidence, conflict, confusion,
Sour Jay Anderson-Taylor Lay anti bullying, betrayal, cute
The Attic Charles Pullen Lay dark, dream, feelings, introspection,
Premium Member Poem Unquotable quotes: The How of Democratic Kill - XXXIX, Part One T Wignesan Lay anti bullying, courage, dedication,
Seductive 18 plus only ur mom Lay boyfriend, cute love, deep,
GLOW OF BLISS Xorla Attadzeh Lay blessing,
And Grandmaw was Right Rita Secrease Lay beautiful, bible, black african
THE CURSE or NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSIT Rita Secrease Lay abuse, anger, anti bullying,
Mother Danny Noble Lay beautiful, cool, cute love,
possessed with your thoughts moha lakers Lay absence, beautiful, devotion, miss
INSIDE OF YOUR HEART Jerry Wells Lay america, beautiful, best friend,
Premium Member Poem The Lay of The Best Man - Part 4 Robert Amure Lay bullying, character, corruption, discrimination,
Premium Member Poem The Lay of The Best Man - Part 3 Robert Amure Lay abuse, corruption, earth, i
Missing Jay Gee Lay deep,
The Oath Abimbola Mosobalaje Davis Lay africa, corruption, sad,
Premium Member Poem The Lay of The Best Man - Part 5 Robert Amure Lay humanity, men,
Premium Member Poem The Lay of The Best Man - Part 2 Robert Amure Lay humanity, men,
Premium Member Poem The Lay of The Best Man - Part 1 Robert Amure Lay humanity, men,
LOVE AT IT PEAK MICHAEL EDISON Lay baby, best friend,
please don't dig my grave so early MICHAEL EDISON Lay baby, best friend, betrayal,
Premium Member Poem GENERATION GAP JEAN MURRAY Lay family,
On Reflection Michael Jinks Lay character, image, mirror,
Not my time Michael Jinks Lay anxiety, crazy, feelings, psychological,
The Great I AM Michael Jinks Lay christian, faith, god, life,
striving for better life Xihluke mlangeni Lay black african american,
To Julianne Kilalo Mwashighadi Lay beautiful, deep, emotions,
IS RESPECT OR HONOR DO Jay Anderson-Taylor Lay abuse, conflict, discrimination,
The Curse Dimakatso Mnguni Lay analogy, feelings, grief, mother,
Premium Member Poem CITY OF THE BEAN PEOPLE AND GIANTVILLISM: THE YELLOW ORANGE Verlena S. Walker Lay character, children, environment, faith,
Bass beat Dani Elle Lay feelings, fun, happiness, heart,
Premium Member Poem The Sun Ninette Carey Lay absence, inspiration, sun,
Premium Member Poem Making Love A Collaboration with Eileen Manassian arthur vaso Lay emotions, inspirational, introspection, love,
Fool Sasha Rubi Lay boyfriend,
When Passion overwhelms Dr. Upma A. Sharma Lay betrayal, emotions, love,
Shortcomings defeated Sheryl Wood Lay judgement,
Premium Member Poem Mastering My Life Sheri Fresonke Harper Lay addiction, adventure, age, career,

About This Page

Lay Poems. Examples of Lays and a list of poems in the correct poetic form and technique. Share and read Lay poetry while accessing rules, topics, ideas, and a comprehensive literary definition of a Lay.

Brief Definition

A lay is a type of poem that was most commonly written in octosyllabic verse. An octosyllabic verse is, as the name suggests, a verse where each line is written in eight syllables. A lay poem, however, does not entirely follow the patterns of octosyllabic verse. A lay poem can consist of anywhere between six or sixteen lines. In each of those lines, there can be from four to eight syllables depending on the writer's preference.

Lay poetry can be tracked down as being written as early as the twelfth century. Commonly, it was called a lyric poem in medieval times for the way that it flowed it resembled the lyrics of songs. Lay poetry has French origins, although some work was pondered to have Celtic themes. Lay poetry was mostly written for romance. The term "lay" was originally spelled "lei" due to its medieval French origins. Lay poetry is beautiful and expressive. 

Lay Poem Example

The Sun

  I wait for your warm embrace

  It pierces the harden shell were I dwell

  The brilliance of your beauty draws me in

  A vision of  magnificence

  My eyes long to hold your gaze

  I wait with a heavy heart for your arrival 

  Never disappointed

  I am Captured
  My Eyes
  My Skin
  My Soul

  At Peace Once More That You Are Here~

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