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Ode Poems

Read wonderful ode poetry on the following sub-topics: christmas, dog, family, food, friendship, funny, kids, life, love, middle school, music, nature, romantic, school, sports, war and more. Read a definition and example (where appropriate).

Note: The forms for these poems were selected by the poet. Often poems are assigned the wrong form. Please confirm the accuracy of the poetic form before referencing the poem.



List of New Poems

PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Premium Member Poem ODE TO DEATH Martin Brown Ode dark, death, tribute,
1990s and Early 2000s Version of the European Invasion Brashard Bursey Ode 3rd grade, 4th grade,
CONCEPTUALIZE Cortez Maurell Lewis Ode analogy, art, black african
My Alien Laura Breidenthal Ode appreciation, cute love, friendship
Ode to the Night Victoria Lucas Ode loneliness, night,
An Exquisite Grace Kudzai Mhangwa Ode appreciation, girl, inspirational, thank
Guardian Gemini Laura Breidenthal Ode anxiety, best friend, confidence,
letting go of disappointment and expectation Chris Alex Ode anger, child, childhood, depression,
Premium Member Poem EARTH MOTHER nette onclaud Ode dedication, nature,
ODE TO CROCHETING HOW I LOVE TRUE Rita Secrease Ode art, beauty, blessing, change,
Learning How To Live Courtesy matthew harris Ode absence, age, angel, anger,
Ode to the Bay of Eloise Clair Eloise Ode grandmother, love, nostalgia, ocean,
Seditive Jimmi Canada Ode 11th grade, addiction, adventure,
Short Ode To Stan And Ollie David O'Haolin Whalen Ode appreciation, hilarious, memory,
The Snow Bird Dave Moore Ode beach, how i feel,
Fed Up Freddie Robinson Jr. Ode anger, perspective, truth, word
The Octogenarium Dave Moore Ode age, body, feelings, good
Ode to My Boat Rene Carter Ode boat, death, friendship, lonely,
A Wee Ode To Annie David O'Haolin Whalen Ode appreciation, sweet,
The Visionary Dave Moore Ode death, earth, fate, humorous,
Meditator Dave Moore Ode angst, depression, dog, funny,
The New Year nancy hupperich Ode blessing, celebration, christmas, holiday,
ode to new york city sabrina sauer Ode 10th grade,
Ode to Basketball Jazzy Melnyk Ode basketball,
Ode to Chores Brenda Kahn Ode family, home, marriage, mom,
Ode to the Birds Willow Tree Ode bird, cute love, i
An Ode to My Cat Vinnie conforti Ode cat, cute,
MALARIA Okonkwo Ifeanyichukwu Ode africa, care, confusion, death,
The Gift of Being Laura Breidenthal Ode appreciation, creation, loneliness, longing,
The only northern northern star Abubakar Mohammed Musa Ode africa,
For a year Abubakar Mohammed Musa Ode anger,
My first ever mistake Abubakar Mohammed Musa Ode 10th grade,
Ode to the Moon David Richmond Ode creation, nature, religious,
Premium Member Poem TO A LIGHTHOUSE nette onclaud Ode devotion, light,
For My Beloved Child Jeanne Mae Paig Ode baby, love, mother,
Plenty Puddles Of Freddie Robinson Jr. Ode allusion, perspective, truth, violence,
Ode To Thinking Michelle Morningstar Ode fun,
A Time For Wee things David O'Haolin Whalen Ode anniversary, appreciation, how i
SONS OF EDEN stranja depoet Ode farm,
Premium Member Poem AN ODE TO THOSE OF THE CALI FURNANCE millard lowe Ode courage, environment, faith, hope,
Blessings And Wonders David O'Haolin Whalen Ode appreciation, blessing, celebration, health,
African Babies stranja depoet Ode africa, baby,
Childhood trauma Chris Alex Ode abuse, anger, anxiety, child
I am Kofi Amed Ode allegory, blessing, cool, friendship,
Ode to My Nalgene Cooper Fitch Ode absence, appreciation, grief, lust,
I persist Partha Pratim Ode deep, depression, desire, feelings,
Signs of Courage Bibi Cassim Ode angel,
Cold in the Tropic Freddie Robinson Jr. Ode heartbreak, leaving, love hurts,
love speaks Jo Bien Ode relationship,
Spirits of the Elders Michael Robinson Ode symbolism, tribute,

About This Page

Ode Poems. Examples of Odes and a list of poems in the correct poetic form and technique. Share and read Ode poetry while accessing rules, topics, ideas, and a comprehensive literary definition of an Ode.

Brief Definition

An Ode is a type of poem which focuses on a subject that the writer believes is amazing and praiseworthy. This type of poem is centered upon a person, an idea, a place, a memory or any other thing which one wishes to praise. Throughout the poem, the topic, or center will be praised and held up to a high regard. This type of poem is a form of praise and pride for the topic that has been chosen. For instance, one may write an ode to their spouse, to their dog, or even to a more abstract center like an idea or a feeling.

There is no rule that dictates what exactly an ode poem has to be written about to be considered as such. However, the poem must be in favor of the subject, and must hold the subject in high regard and praise them as such. Ode poems are positive in that regard, and thus are a strong form of praise and tribute. 

Ode Poem Example

Great Barrier Reef

Pacific beauty, garland of shimmering pastels  
Textures and colors astound, deep in your ocean heart 
Your court is larger than any kingdom on Earth 
And hosts grand balls and parties, 
Shimmering schools of fish dance in unison 
Anemones gather by the thousands
Each more vibrant than the next
Grand plumes of algae sway like great banners
In the streets of your endless coral cities,
Lost happily in orange towers 
All fathoms deep, cradled by warm currents
Erupting and tumbling and breathing, 
The jealous coast watches, the winds bow down 
Salt and scales glitter like stars in your sky
Oh magnificent belle of Queensland! 
All Hail The Great Barrier Reef!


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