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Mantis Poems

Mantis Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of mantis poetry to share and read. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for mantis.

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Premium Member Reality Check
A kangaroo in dungarees hops hopefully 
	To win first prize in the Favs contest hot
		On the heels of an enlightening glow worm

Surely life is no competition but the stage lights
	Reverberates all the promising contenders
		Reincarnation oils the wheels of the jury

Dolly...Read More
Categories: mantis, fashion,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Olive Exposure
Olive was vibrant and deliberated in awe in front of her wardrobe

Should she put on that glorious fox pelt for the night’s Hunters Ball

Surely it had to be politically correct and she would claim her place

In the hearts of those...Read More
Categories: mantis, rights,
Form: Free verse
Pests beware
egg case on bare branch
survives ravages of winter
future assassins...Read More
Categories: mantis, analogy, nature, winter,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member -love until-
i shall shower you with stars cascading,
          encompass you with cosmic moon dust-
          enraptured in intimacy, never lust;
the eventide ascends with sun...Read More
Categories: mantis, i love you,
Form: Rhyme
the mantis stands still
and waits for the right moment
no useless motion...Read More
Categories: mantis, nature,
Form: Haiku

Premium Member Praying Mantis
focused praying mantis still as a stick

clueless prey three times its size

best friend of gardeners

October 13, 2019
F F I series 27 kimo
Brian Strand, sponsor...Read More
Categories: mantis, garden, insect, nature, poetry,
Form: Kimo
Catbird Seat

A good view. The traffic and wind careen.
The highway overpass vibrates. Suicide starts
to sing, a wind-dervish rattling thin mantis limbs.

On the branches of peripheral nerves, small birds
stretch plasma necks, warble high
in the catbird seat of her soul.

She thought about her...Read More
Categories: mantis, poetry,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member The Praying Mantis

           daily ritual

pleading for a sunny day

    the praying mantis

one haiku Poetry Contest
Sponsored by: Rick Parise 
Date written and submitted: 09/04/2019
...Read More
Categories: mantis, day, insect, nature,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member THE EDGE OF YES
What sleeps on the other side 
A heaven with a brighter sun
Unchained nights
Beaches covered in red red pleasures 
The temptation mantis waiting 
Sliding hungers and fingers licked 
Solids melting into solids 
Chemistry trying this and that 
The mind falling away...Read More
Categories: mantis, destiny, growth, imagery, perspective, spiritual,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member No Tomorrow

The praying mantis
Camouflaged like a green leaf
It sits still praying
Knowing there's no tomorrow
Nothing left, even sorrow

Heidi Sands


Placed 3rd in the..What if there was no tomorrow poetry contest.  
...Read More
Categories: mantis, day, insect, time,
Form: Tanka
Premium Member Orchid Mantis
Petals of Beauty
Showing up the Flowers
Hiding in Plain Sight
From Monkeys and Birds

Orchid Mantis, 
Does her best 
To wait casually, and quietly
for her dinner to fly straight to her.

A predator dressed to kill,
She eats up her tasty beetles
and butterflies in front...Read More
Categories: mantis, animal,
Form: Free verse
might she mention
she quoted the interstellar star
Mainio Gleasa from the film
  " don't say I love you"
spoke Black Vulcan, the
White Shere is set to arrive
at 21:15.
Yeah back to the movie
we planned to have a
party for Zan and Jayna, it
was their 34...Read More
Categories: mantis, adventure, betrayal, celebration, computer, music, myth,
Form: Ballade
Looking for Bugs
I want to look for bugs and things
Like butterflies and stuff with wings
I want to catch them in my hand
I want to look for bugs

I will look for bugs with you
Together we can find a few
Like moths and ants and...Read More
Categories: mantis, humor,
Form: Rhyme

The Malaysian forest bears fruit of disguise. That powdery translucent pink circles the orchid mantis’ frame, measuring at six centimeters, about the size of an adult pinky finger. Her two black and clear patterned antennae pierce the sky. Her...Read More
Categories: mantis, beautiful, character, courage, encouraging, environment, insect, nature,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Emperor Dragonfly's Best Ball Ever
Emperor dragonfly had a ball
Stag beetle came big and tall
Water springtail brought housefly date
Common cockroach came without a mate

Eyed hawkmoth arrived in style
Caught ladybug’s winsome smile
Praying mantis brought sense of doom 
Other mantises quickly left the room

Green lacewing came with...Read More
Categories: mantis, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Which are the Silliest
Which are the silliest?
Seahorses or horses that see?
Which hops faster?
A grasshopper or a hopper full of grass?
Which would be more interesting to invite to tea?
A lady bug
or a lady that bugs?
Would you rather marry a praying mantis,
or a mantis, praying?
That...Read More
Categories: mantis, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, animal,
Form: Free verse
When nature talks
When nature talks
Who can say no?
Nature talks of human genius
Nature calls the rock of order
Nature talks to the king of the bush
Then it talks to little praying mantis
All respond “Yes madam, I will do it now”
...Read More
Categories: mantis, metaphor, natural disasters, nature,
Form: Imagism
Premium Member Praying Mantis
glad for this mating
to finally take place

I was ready
a willing participant
wanting this gladly

singing my song
I lured him in
to my dark

he was young
I cared not

his first time
we did the deed

I ate his head
according to plan

same oh same oh
next day
luring one in

another...Read More
Categories: mantis, 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Personification
Premium Member Come in said the Spider to the Fly
What kind of prissy, prancy, fanciness is afoot?
I look down, afraid my wizened mouth might reveal something
I truly have nothing to divulge, but I act mysteriously coy.

She looks like a Cheshire Cat, someone whispers within my hearing.
None of them know...Read More
Categories: mantis, fun, funny, humor, humorous, jobs,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Blasphemy of Course
Blasphemy of course, the blood seekers wailed.
Afraid of her God, Baal, terrified of her tantric sexuality
She was all the things they feared the most.
Assertive, calm, self-pronounced, meditative,
Thoughtful. She would turn the women into thinkers!
She was golden to their pretend silver.
Fear...Read More
Categories: mantis, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade,
Form: Free verse
Playing Mantis
When would earth's ribs collapse?
I'd laugh and drink my milk
From the sagging breast on its chest, unconcerned.
My heart would feel no pain nor remorse.

I often have the dream of the world's ending
With the trumpet sounding up and down
And I would...Read More
Categories: mantis, death, dream, earth, evil, fantasy, humorous, world,
Form: Didactic
I Heard Not A Word

I heard bankshots last night,
sounded like vault robbery for sure
These startled eyes, which got rudely awakened,
saw some masked bandits
mute walking on a one beam teller ...
not cash registering one word

No safety deposit reassurances were heard,
only silent alarm 
breached security measure...Read More
Categories: mantis, allusion, corruption, imagery, truth,
Form: Free verse
Digital Translation

Ten fingers
left and right palm pig squeezing a thief’s prayer merry

One finger
covetously dipped in the pie hole green apple gouging

Nine fingers
raven cloaked in vulture reaper robes condor circling

Two fingers 
giving the universal sign of double cross peace

Eight fingers 
talking black...Read More
Categories: mantis, allegory, corruption, perspective, wisdom,
Form: Couplet
We can still be everywhere at once
the mighty bees came out of the walls with weird attitude
they entered the infant which ended up well-baked.
all the bubblegum streets suddenly turned ice-cold
but meanwhile everyone sleeps and blood’s being sucked.
it’s been proven that the father is younger than the...Read More
Categories: mantis, surreal,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Surviving, Hoping Praying Mantis
Verdant, skinny,
Praying, sneaking, planning
Insect, wife, insect, husband
Surviving, hoping, dying,
Fearful, easy,
...Read More
Categories: mantis, animal,
Form: Diamante