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Pastoral Poems

Pastoral Poems. Examples of Pastorals and a list of poems in the correct poetic form and technique. Share and read Pastoral poetry while accessing rules, topics, ideas, and a comprehensive literary definition of a Pastoral. (New Poems Below)

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peaceful, rerual, romanticism

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In the absence of complication,

trials and tribulations become distant memories.

Above sapphire skies delight sanguine eyes -

inspiring forthcoming musings of the mind.*

Mindful musings we immortalize,

silent in the stretch of pastoral paradise.

Pearly gate invitation, without pause,

tender mercies and affection overcome us.

Tears wiped...Read More
Categories: pastoral, heaven, imagery, love,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Dilton Marsh Walk
Today, as we skirt the bare field,
there is nothing but us and the sky
and the white horse nodding us by.

The soil is slick with the remnants
of the rain that we dodged yesterday.
The tracks of a dog mark our way.

Our fingers...Read More
Categories: pastoral, england, family,
Form: Rhyme
Eternal life is immortally forever lived, only to see things forever to give, only love for life to be positive. The lost of love ones, for love we give must remain to be positive, for which life can speak, forever...Read More
Categories: absence, abuse, allusion, anger, beautiful, blessing, death,
Form: Pastoral
Premium Member Patina Pauses

October 23, 2019

Poetry/Alliteration/Patina Pauses
Copyright Protected, ID 19-1190-761-02
All Rights Reserved.  Written under Pseudonym.

Written for the contest, Tautogram
sponsor, Eve Roper

First Place

...Read More
Categories: pastoral, imagination, writing,
Form: Alliteration
Premium Member My Amazing Week on the Farm
My uncle's farm lay nestled in the central Wisconsin hills
A beautiful location sure to cure this city boy's ills
So imagine my delight when invited to stay a week
During summer vacation, this was certain to be unique!

As we approached the house...Read More
Categories: animal, cat, dog, farm, summer, teenage, vacation,
Form: Pastoral

Premium Member Among Swaying Flowers
I am having a heavenly day among swaying flowers,
away from my usual city existence;
tumbling, I lay supine beneath a huge tree,
under the safety of cool emerald leaves.
A raging stream not far flows on it's forest journey,
oh, there is such a...Read More
Categories: nature,
Form: Pastoral
Psalm 61
Prayer poem ..
my call out 61

I who in long hour ..
low down in despair
I who need repair
Without confidence
I who mourn
In struggle
I who tremble
Who is lost
I who hurt
Is in pain
I who cry
And hope
I who is rejected
And failed
I who pray 
For redemption
On...Read More
Categories: anxiety, courage, feelings, god, miracle, strength, stress,
Form: Pastoral
Premium Member Heaven's Love
Heaven's love is ours and free for the asking
Mystical, divine, pure love everlasting . . .

Nothing spoken or written could change the truth
God created heaven and earth, that's the proof
Perfect examples of the Lords works of art
Believers see His love...Read More
Categories: blessing, creation, religious,
Form: Pastoral
Thou that plant shall harvest
Goes to all human farmers
Planting sinful seeds
Everyday in a sinful ways. 

Thou that plan shall harvest
Thee plant might be yam 
Taking its rightful time to germinante
It can be delay ne'er can it be terminate
And slowly it...Read More
Categories: 1st grade, 2nd grade, metaphor,
Form: Pastoral
Teetering homeless

The things that have happened to me have turned out for the furtherance of the 

Simple acts of kindness. 

As I sit here in my motel room teetering on the edge of homeless I can see how God is blessing...Read More
Categories: blessing, christian, creation, death of a friend,
Form: Pastoral
Premium Member An Autumn Pastoral
How is it in this meadow plush with grass
Where sturdy oaks stand holding up the sky
Their shade recedes -long summer days decry
To fade their glinting leaves to molten brass

Leaves that turn into October’s dream
Floating down as rustic butterflies
In Nature’s oft...Read More
Categories: art, autumn, beauty, nature, seasons,
Form: Pastoral
Premium Member Creators Caretakers

Soft, simple wind go on a path that is made clear,
Freshly lays anew for each breath that one appear,
The subtle ripple spreads on a course that favors,
Fills open space and need to flow o'er layers,
Trust the virtuous man cometh and...Read More
Categories: change, character, creation, imagery, life, nature, together,
Form: Pastoral
Premium Member By The Light Of The Silvery Moon

Man seizes the ramble of a wayward moon,
Echoes clear its pale look melancholy tune,
It lends a trail took before of song and face,
Man ambles in the real feel of its sung grace,
Glimpse that all the creator has caused to be,
Harmony...Read More
Categories: imagery, life, meaningful, moon, nature, song,
Form: Pastoral
Natural Symphony
Rose and lavender mountains after the rain;
lush green trees, the waters will sustain.
Bright indigo and sapphire waters of the lake;
their timeless jest’s a sweet refrain.

I hear music upon the silent waves,
oh how my heart, it does enslave.
From emerald forests, birds...Read More
Categories: pastoral, appreciation, earth, mountains, nature, poems, poetry,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member And I Barely Heard the Finch
And I Barely Heard the Finch

How sweet your timid twitter,
Like a child pulling on its Mother’s dress,
And like the child, “Do you want to talk to me,
Do your little chirps mean more than seed?”

Free you fly through the dawning skies,
Problems...Read More
Categories: metaphor,
Form: Pastoral
Ill suited for madcap twenty first century world
Aghast at explosive industrialization/
urbanization once sacred wild woodland
whittled away overlain bumper crops
comprising trappings green lighted
supposedly signaling progress unwittingly
overrides avast enclave (teeming with

diverse flora and fauna passively cleared,
dominated, expropriated by dictate of
commercialization, exploitation, fabrication
fueling amalgamation, fabrication, lubrication
oiling cogs and wheels sustaining,...Read More
Categories: pastoral, 11th grade, 12th grade, betrayal, earth, eulogy,
Form: Elegiac Lyric
Fittingly hallowed gods must intrinsic majesty hold.
Even before deities invoked weigh the caller's case,
The deity's potent title should alone spell the balm,
And tint with nourishing grace the supplicant's face. 

Woe justly betides gods modelled by mortal skill,
Conjured to define the...Read More
Categories: christian, spiritual,
Form: Pastoral

From a quaint chalet, one young mother breaks into solace glancing at doves wheel across a teal skyscape.  Like intermittent flashes, her lucid memory recounts the giggles of her son rising near a hill... a pleasant outburst for a...Read More
Categories: pastoral, angel, caregiving,
Form: Haibun
As It Should Be

Be fruitful and multiply
was the paradise prophecy
Let love take root in the Earth,
and then abound endlessly

The orange sunshine spread of peace
was the pomegranate shade tranquil covering:
An eternal dawn of such strawberry meek beauty

Mango charity is the sweet face
of brotherhood affinity
Overflowing...Read More
Categories: love, spiritual, truth, visionary,
Form: Pastoral
Judgement Day
when judgement day comes
where will you stand how will you answer
when the questions are asked
by the seven heavenly angels sitting in judgement

what did you do to make the world a better place
did you love or hate your life and others
were...Read More
Categories: angel, death, introspection, judgement, obituary, spiritual, visionary,
Form: Pastoral
Premium Member By the Sea
By the Sea

There is a cozy alcove by the sea
Where when I am bothered,
Imagination carries me.
The blue ocean’s gentle tide
Splashes easily there,
Its white foam whispers;
As I close my weary eyes.
Neath a stony slice of pinkish bluff,
The world and its worries...Read More
Categories: imagery, peace,
Form: Pastoral
Premium Member If We Must Die
If We Must Die: (Dedicated to the Memory of Claude McKay, Harlem Renaissance Poet and Jamaican Born)

If we must die: 
Let it not result from, being unable to serve the cause for the betterment of humankind. Or from being denied...Read More
Categories: courage, devotion, faith, god, spiritual, uplifting, visionary,
Form: Pastoral
Premium Member Pastoral Recall

Yes I remember when this was all fields
Patchworked across the vale to chalky down
The cornfield and the pastures and the weald
That fed the hearts and bodies of the town

Yes I recall the footpath that we took
To reach the hamlet and...Read More
Categories: pastoral, memory, nature,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Prairie Farmer
Summer is over and the farmer now rests from his toil,
Having labored hard to wrest his crops from the fruitful soil.
Fall has arrived and all the crops have been gathered in.
The corn, wheat and soy beans lie dormant in the...Read More
Categories: pastoral, farm, seasons,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member What is Spring
So winter yields to springtime,
But what is that to me?
A birdbath with a blushing bird,
Or perhaps a honeybee?

Another turn; another trip,
Three hundred days, or more—
See the hummingbird’s uncertain sip;
Hear the dandelion’s roar.

Still, maybe I would like the view,
To see a...Read More
Categories: imagery, imagination, nature, spring,
Form: Pastoral

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