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Literature Poems. Read and share great examples of poetry about literature. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for literature.

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Come Down, for Harold Bloom
Come Down
by Michael R. Burch

for Harold Bloom

Come down, O, come down
from your high mountain tower.
How coldly the wind blows,
how late this chill hour ...

and I cannot wait
for a meteor shower
to show you the time
must be now, or not ever.

Come down,...Read More
Categories: books, culture, discrimination, education, extended metaphor, literature,
Form: Sonnet



Men Of Emotion
Have you wondered
Or given any thought
To the Words of Wisdom
The late poets have brought
Poems full of Magic
Meaning and Emotion
They wrote with Insight
Feeling and Devotion
Most of this Literature
So exquisitely penned
Is not written by women
But by compassionate Men!...Read More
Categories: literature, 10th grade,
Form: Rhyme
Withering Warning
clumsy coal complaining
smothered syllables scrunching
dripping damped draws
feigning fostered flaw
hoisted hood hankering
contracted callous smithereens

on fallible fate
was remonstration raised
taunted tactically trace

daedal diamond sermonizing;
"Dear, make sprees
stanced like fig

etch felon fear
then trade tiers."
19:12:02:11:02...Read More
Categories: allegory, life, literature,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Curiosity Plus


“Curiosity Plus” I subscribe to each day
Stimulates the old noggin, keeps the monsters away
As we start to age
In the latter stage
Our minds deteriorate unless active we stay




...Read More
Categories: literature,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Annoying
It would be a change to read a novel
In which the author
Was not oddly reluctant 
To make use of the adverb....Read More
Categories: allusion, books, literature,
Form: Englyn



Our Pen
With our pen we speak, 
Not that our voice is raised to the peak. 
The ink outpoured by Pengicians 
Appears like rays of stars in the bans of magicians 

Who brought the pen to the earth 
With which the men...Read More
Categories: analogy, art, blue, deep, literature, voice, writing,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Thank You Lord for This Great Treat
Gobbling turkey is baking really nice
This is the season of Thanksgiving
Give me some cranberry and a slice.

This looks so delicious give me a taste
It smells very charming cut the waiting
Place a side of the breast on my plate.

Now bless this...Read More
Categories: literature, appreciation, culture, drink, inspirational, november, thanksgiving, wine,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member Autumn Season
Autumn Season (Acrostic)

Autumn brings a beautiful season of splendor each year
Unusual beauty of the leaves—their grandeur is so fair
Touching hearts of God’s creation with radiance bright
Urging us on to enjoy such natural beauty and delight
Manifestation of what He has done...Read More
Categories: literature, america, appreciation, autumn, blessing, happiness, inspirational, thanksgiving
Form: Acrostic
THIS IS MY POERTY
It is like falling deep in love
Intense it becomes
Continuously it overwhelms
Mesmerising it anticipate
I could go on and on

Awakening of the soul
Overcoming of fears
Peacefully it lands
Expression of feelings
Let me catch my breath

Wandering what is to come
Keen as I am
The only source...Read More
Categories: literature, age, appreciation, best friend, confidence, courage, endurance,
Form: Free verse
Lear's Limerick
There once was a poet from London,
Whose verses often veered t’word a pun,
He suffered the asthma,
Had anemic plasma,
So paper and ink summed up his fun 
...Read More
Categories: humorous, irony, literature, muse, poetry, tribute, writing,
Form: Limerick
Kin, for Richard Moore
Kin
by Michael R. Burch

for Richard Moore

1.
Shrill gulls,
how like my thoughts
you, struggling, rise
to distant bliss—
the weightless blue of skies
that are not blue
in any atmosphere,
but closest here ...

2.
You seek an air
so clear,
so rarified
the effort leaves you famished;
earthly tides
soon call you back—
one long,...Read More
Categories: literature,
Form: Free verse
Enjoying Literature
J-ust
O-btain
E-xcellent
L-ine

D-elightfully
E-njoying
L-iterature
A-s

C-omposition
R-apturously
U-ses
Z-est

Topic: Birthday of Joel Dela Cruz (July 13) 
Form: Vertical Monocrostic...Read More
Categories: literature, birthday,
Form: Acrostic
LIFE
April 12, 2013


An ode to LIFE (AGBON)



The yesterdays,
The todays and even the uncertain morrows
In accordance to the law of nature
Are in a state of a perpetual flux.

The many stages 
We have Experienced
Thus far,
Buttress and assert the karmic theory
Which states that...Read More
Categories: literature, birth, future, growth, life, poems, poetess,
Form: Ode
Premium Member An aftertaste
Nor a lovely form, nor a relevant content, nor sophisticated writing technique. Goosebumps, a cool wave along the spine, a flash of pleasure and the pleasure's aftertaste - a strange feeling akin to a guilty conscience of the handworker who,...Read More
Categories: language, literature, poetry,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member Stanley Still


When I was a kid, a friend by the name of Still
Had the first name of Stanley or Stan if you will
The kids at school
Made fun, kinda cruel
The teacher called Stan Still, as discipline she instilled




...Read More
Categories: literature,
Form: Limerick
THE BATTLE WITH MY UNWILLING-SELF

Over here in an Emotional plebiscite;
Knowing it's do or die
Sparked by emotional suicide 
These feelings linger like a pesticide,
While I'm trying to go overdrive.
Finally asking myself why!?

Why? 
Why does this feel like emphatic repetition,
Being manipulated by my perceptive premonitions,... 
Is...Read More
Categories: confidence, conflict, inspiration, inspirational, life, literature, youth,
Form: Rhyme
Artistic Touch
~Artistic Touch~


Go down on my thoughts
taste my perception
Touch me in all non 
physical ways 
I need what is considered
to be the exception 
Show my heart colors 
in brilliant arrays

Give me artistic 
orgasms in multiple 
Let enlightenment drip 
from my ears
Others...Read More
Categories: emotions, happy, literature, metaphor, writing,
Form: Rhyme
Geoengineering
Geoengineering!

The majority of people 
On this beautiful planet,
All with their own lifestyles,
Culture, religion, 
History and tales!
When they see these,
Long white streaks,
In the sky,
They think 
Nothing of them
And call them 
CONtrails!
Busy with their lives,
Busy in their actions!
Minds being taken over,
By one...Read More
Categories: literature,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Here am I , Know Me
Oh that My Art were of color or stone that with these hands through color of brush or dancing blade I might bring to light the passions which lay within the depths of my soul, a soul outstretched in yearning...Read More
Categories: art, humanity, literature,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Sense of Five
Automatically a response cooperates with another
 from flight or fight response ,or ,of thee five sense's, 
 by a way of ,

Look's as if there's a change in the climate

The rain sounds great, feels wonderful , smells so 
 good...Read More
Categories: analogy, change, education, literature, rain, word play,
Form: I do not know?
Discover
Discover


Discover,
Until you discover
That your discoveries
Has not been discovered
Yet.

And then discover,
That, what discoveries
Are left to be discovered.

Keep on discovering.
...Read More
Categories: for teens, inspirational, kid, literature, poetry, teen,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member OBSERVATIONS on the bridge
Hart Crane tribute

forsake our eyes
  in a lovers cry
&sigh
    shadows sweep decends
that
   doubtful day:
a lie revealed
    now proved
first seen
in its fall
   on a cloud
    beyond desire

a...Read More
Categories: literature, people,
Form: Ekphrasis
Premium Member PRAYER of DESPAIR ash wednesday tribute
stops&steps
   of the mind
fold back
     upon itself
extraneous
    yet within
reverberations
    transcend language
into
   apparent contradictory
       perspectives
otherness
   a narrative
  ...Read More
Categories: christian, literature, people,
Form: Ekphrasis
Truly, who knew
Truly,
 imitating another she will 
 lovelorn she took with each step for the pain inside
Who knew?
 (as if feelings could be a mask)

Truly,
 the mask she wore invaded more than 
 only those who knew , knew there was...Read More
Categories: literature, confusion, feelings, for her, for him, life,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member EXUBERANCY
A EBB TRIBUTE
weeping voices
                  agony
in anguish
      unmoved 
the
sensual soul is
        ...Read More
Categories: literature, people,
Form: Verse