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Literature Poems | Examples of Literature Poetry

Literature Poems - Examples of all types of literature poetry to share and read. This list of new poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, and famous poem examples for literature.
Premium Member The Reckoning
A reckoning, daring taunt bestowed my weariness, a covenant catering to the boundary, of self why I'd become more open to resolve, life's issues abundantly, as though life was simply, a passing fancy, cleverly orchestrated to be...Read More
Categories: beauty, character, literature, november,
Form: Dramatic Verse

Metamorphosis of my life
After years of life that I've been through, As a caterpillar in heart so blue, Growing up in the land of confusion, And the mentality of seclusion. Watching at butterflies come and go, Desirably...Read More
Categories: literature, butterfly, change, character, deep,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Falls of the Falling Leaves
The leaves are falling, dropping like melted ice. It must be autumn, there is a spectacular show Of red, yellow, and frosty foliage. Though it’s still nice Weather-wise, in a heartbeat, soon we’ll see snow. My beautiful cherry tree...Read More
Categories: literature, autumn, deep, feelings, halloween,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Verses In Dialogue: Joyce and Atwood Revised
James Joyce: In winding streets of Dublin, I did dwell, found Ulyssean tales to weave and tell. In this modern age, voices rise anew. What themes thrive, Margaret, in works like you? Margaret Atwood: Ah, James, your stream, like a cerebral...Read More
Categories: appreciation, literature,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Library Time
Amazing stories imagination runs wild the art of reading...Read More
Categories: literature,
Form: Senryu

Ode To Tennessee
Oh Tennessee, bard divine, what gems you've given, Of truth and pain from your wrecked life riven. Though critics scorned, your genius shone In shabby rooms where oft alone, You typed amid plumes of smoke, your soul's...Read More
Categories: literature, appreciation, art, celebration, desire,
Form: Rhyme
False Insanity
No need to hurry; No need to hustle; The waves do carry Our each sandcastle. Life contains a measured beat; We need to accept all; Freedom has a deep seat, As we're given the call. All things seem pointless; What is the truth then? Of...Read More
Categories: death, life, literature, philosophy,
Form: Quatrain
Divine Grace: the Almighty and the Poor
In heavens high, the Almighty reigns with might, A cosmic symphony, a boundless, radiant light. Yet far below, in shadows, cold and poor, The weary souls seek grace, on distant shore. The rich celestial realms, a world apart, Their bounty...Read More
Categories: literature, pain,
Form: Alexandrine
That's Why I Gave Up On Writing
When my pen brushes the page, My fingers seem to tense And when the words try to form, They don't seem to make sense. I can't get it right, Haiku, free verse, With each line, It only gets worse. I try and fail, Who...Read More
Categories: 8th grade, irony, literature,
Form: Rhyme
Pulling this wagon by the scruff of my neck, is like relaxing cross-legged on feeble bike handles. The gentle gusts of your hurricane dazzle me. Humouring the limitless requests of an oxymoronic cloud that swoops over your vision, second...Read More
Categories: literature, metaphor,
Form: Free verse
I know the ending, But I read it anyway. I’ll pull the blanket tight around me As laughter fades to death, And there are screams, And tears that might even be real. We can rewrite history: Mold it and tug at it, Rip it...Read More
Categories: fate, literature,
Form: Free verse
Sir Gawain
With the might of nine men And with his head full of red hair His brusque fashion and his acumen He carved his place at the King's fair There was only one other To whom he looked with honor Always by...Read More
Categories: literature, myth,
Form: Free verse
Some Brazil Poetrix
comic nation gave birth to mannerisms, tricks, and jokes infested, Brazil...Read More
Categories: literature, allegory, allusion, appreciation, creation,
Form: Epigram
Father of Dark Literature: Edgar Allan Poe
The Raven caws in the eerie night, And chills creep through the air. As the father of dark literature takes flight, To a place with fame and beyond misery, The Raven's cawing takes flight silently. His tales of Gothic horror...Read More
Categories: dark, gothic, literature,
Form: Rhyme
Emily Dickinson
A woman of brilliance, a lone writer, Her verses were crafted with care. A poet whose words were so intelligent, Her imagination is so vivid and endless. She wrote of the beauty of nature's scenes, The wisdom of love and...Read More
Categories: america, death, life, literature,
Form: Rhyme

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