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Memory Poems | Examples of Memory Poetry

Memory Poems. Read and share great examples of poetry about memories. This list of memory poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, and famous examples of memory poetry. This list of works about memory is an excellent resource for examples on how to write memory poems.
Caught In The Dutch Bowl
She believed in Astrology he believed in her Their White House chart in symbols strange whose doctrine ebbed and flowed She believed the stars made sense her love had made him blind To what his darkest fears had robbed — a...Read More
Categories: memory, mythology,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member A Heads Up
I exist - but I also exist inside the heads of other people both knowing what I’ve done and what they have me do when they close their eyes; it is inside these other heads that we last...Read More
Categories: memory, deep, dream, life, meaningful,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member The Barn's Story
Worn wood is on the barn like wrinkles from a hard life Many long years have passed It served its purpose, now filled Things people didn't want to let go As I walk toward the entrance, I could feel memories...Read More
Categories: memory, time, words,
Form: Free verse
The Deep Shades of a Moonless Night
How many lumens would it take to burn you Sky-clad and free under the pale moonlight Would your aching bleached skin cry in relief Feeling anything in the dark of night again? How long has it been since the...Read More
Categories: change, memory, missing, night,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member My Mother
I didn’t know why the sky suddenly fell on us, we got deracinated, turned into derelict drift wood, until mother floated far, found an alien anchorage for us to feel the flow of our fervid life...Read More
Categories: analogy, memory, mothers day,
Form: Free verse

Living with shadows
Once there was a time, mill chimneys ruled our skies, above the shadowed streets, where people lived their lives. Once there were the stories, that grandma used to share, of troubled times at the mill, and kitchen cupboards bare. Once there was a...Read More
Categories: childhood, grandmother, loss, memory,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Pitter Patter - Collaboration
I love the pitter-patter of the rain upon the glass The soft rhythm creates memories that only dreams surpass Cosy fireside moments while the weather beats her tune Raptured with the thought of us being together soon I love...Read More
Categories: heart, love, memory, miss
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Purple Vault
Peonies plum and white on the table of grace at nigh sundown's scarlet; greet the hour with fragrance as dusk becomes starlit. Peonies plum and white bring joy to the evening of gold tinged memory, from the gemmed purple vault of old time's treasury. Peonies...Read More
Categories: beautiful, color, flower, memory,
Form: Monchielle Stanza
Premium Member Teen Earth Angel
Teen Earth Angel:Collaboration:Panagiota Romios and Beryl Edmonds ...Read More
Categories: angel, imagery, joy, memory,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Teen Earth Angel - Collaboration between Beryl Edmonds and Panagiota Romios
The warm, bubbling, thrills of my cherished first date So innocent, so sparkling soft, is the kind hand of fate Up at dawn to caress, my new shoes of patent leather My feet felt no floor, for I...Read More
Categories: cute love, memory,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Memories
Memories are made living in the moment remembered from the past...Read More
Categories: memory,
Form: Monoku
Lovely Memories
Lovely memories enchanting to adore. A new life opening new doors. Alluring me with new days to explore. Fulfilling every calling and imagining all that could be so much more!...Read More
Categories: memory, beauty, childhood, fate, hope,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Scraps of my Life
Too many bits of paper With random rhyming words That flew out of my mind Like frightened little birds Not wanting to lose it I grab what I can find Rushing pen to paper release it from my mind Note books, scraps of...Read More
Categories: meaningful, memory, writing,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Building Tension
Building tension from a niggling tickle inside my desirous heart when you stroll through the depths of my haunted memories in what had been then, or could be, as I seek forgiveness, tension slowly building....Read More
Categories: memory, angst, forgiveness, heart, longing,
Form: Rictameter
The Requiem
Sea clouds and sea foams Quite, calm, requiem in nature White, precarious roams....Read More
Categories: appreciation, beauty, feelings, memory,
Form: Haiku

Specific Types of Memory Poems

Read wonderful memory poetry on the following sub-topics: christmas, dad, daughter, death, funeral, in loving, loss of, mom, quilt, son, and more.

Definition | What is Memory in Poetry?