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Light Poems | Examples of Light Poetry

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

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List of Light Poems

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Premium Member Poem Trying too Hard Maurice Rigoler Light Verse light, language,
Premium Member Poem Parasites Maurice Rigoler Light Verse light, humor,
Premium Member Poem If That Closet Door Opens Again Caren Krutsinger Light Verse light, funny,
Premium Member Poem Be On Your Guard Caren Krutsinger Light Verse light, fairy, fantasy, fun,
Premium Member Poem One Teeny Tiny Problem Caren Krutsinger Light Verse light, funny,
HANGING ON Kim Rodrigues Light Verse light, seasons,
Premium Member Poem My Caring Surgeon Maurice Rigoler Light Verse light, humor,
Premium Member Poem Who is to Blame for the Name Maurice Rigoler Light Verse light, humor,
Premium Member Poem The wishing Fountain Maurice Rigoler Light Verse light, humor,
Premium Member Poem Heart Transplant Maurice Rigoler Light Verse light, day, judgement,

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One Fly to Another
by Maurice Rigoler

Humans! What ingrates!
Whatever is put on their plates,
they complain, wince, and fuss;
they call it garbage, slop, and such
and that other they’d never touch –
what we...

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Behind her Smile
by Maurice Rigoler

It’s just a tad perverse
that famous smile of hers.
I wish I had stood behind her
to see Da Vinci concentrate
on her famous portrait. 
I wouldn’t be...

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Light Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: light, art, humor,

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The Annual Arts Festival
by Maurice Rigoler
The annual arts fest has come and gone
and my art-loving dog looks forlorn.
I can tell by his crestfallen eyes
he found no art worthy of a...

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Why the Fork was Forked
by Maurice Rigoler
Before the fork took its place at table
hands and fingers were acceptable.
When finally the fork became standard
hands and fingers were deemed less hazard.
And though the...

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Economic Times
by Maurice Rigoler

It must be the economic times
that lately pennies, nickles, dimes
have vanished from the parking lot nearby
where the glint used to catch my eye.
Or is it...

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The Epigram
by Maurice Rigoler
The epigram is terse and minimal.
Yet its powerful insight
is like explosive dynamite.
Better still, think of it as a bikini
revealing much with very little....

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Le French Toilets
by Dennis East
Now I’ve seen some toilets in my time, 
But none quite like the French.
My first in Dieppe as a boy,
On planks above a trench.

Years later,...

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Light Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: light, analogy, baptism, bridal shower,

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YOUR MERCY
by James Edward Lee Sr.
YOUR MERCY

All I need is just for you to believe in me;
For your tender mercy to caress and in gulf me;
All the torments, tortures, misfortunes...

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Light Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: light, appreciation, assonance, encouraging, forgiveness,

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FOND MEMORIES
by James Edward Lee Sr.
Shall we go to places far away;
Open horizons different days;
We will dream constantly;
And build fond memories;
Together you and me;

9/23/18
written by James Edward Lee Sr....

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The Short Of It
by Gregory R Barden


I'm told this poetry gig's a farce



          ("You can't pull money out of your ars!)



So, thanks...

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Light Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: funny, humorous, light, satire,

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A Hens Last Words
by Maurice Rigoler

An old hen about 
to lose her head
these last words
spoke out:

“Ladies, today
I go the way
of all chickens:
first the axe
then the kitchen.

Let them render me
a clean...

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Childhood Deprivation
by Caren Krutsinger
The child in me was a fan
Of peanut butter, one brand
It cost more
At the store
So I never got Peter Pan

...

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Lichen
by Maurice Rigoler

Fungus, it belongs to the class Ascomycetes.
It repels the squeamish eye, but draws the curious, 
and, depending on your imagination, suggests 
a work of abstract...

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Critterary Verses: A lesson from the dinosaur
by Jim Slaughter
Dinosaurs once ruled the earth,
And their bones are found all over.
They're in the ground
Just waiting around
For some paleontologist to discover.
There were thin ones, and tall...

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September Triplet
by Maurice Rigoler

Already the first maple leaves have begun
a futile pleading with September’s sun,
which knows no mercy or compassion.

It is the season of dying and decay,
of clearing...

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Light Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: light, september,

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September Light
by Maurice Rigoler

The light is brighter now, sharper;
it ricochets from tree to tree, 
leaping like an athlete whose vigor
has been given a boost of energy.

Only the water...

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Morning Perambulations of a Carp
by Maurice Rigoler
At the rim of the reflecting pool
the water bristles with morning light.
Slowly a single carp emerges from 

a depth of murky browns and greens. 
A...

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WELCOME DAYS AUTUMN FALLS
by James Edward Lee Sr.
~~WELCOME DAYS AUTUMN FALLS


                     ...

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Sayings of a Malcontent
by Maurice Rigoler
Of course, you are a friend; I just don’t like your company.

I’d like contemporary music a lot more, 
if I could tolerate the noise.

Kids? ...

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Seductive Rock
by Maurice Rigoler

The moon, that seductive rock,
has aroused many a Miss
and many a too-eager jock
to premarital bliss.

Neither he nor she was bright
on that promiscuous night.
In the heat...

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