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Philosophy Poems | Examples of Philosophy Poetry

Philosophy Poems. Below are examples of poems about philosophy. This list of philosophy poems is composed of the works of modern international poet members of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of philosophy poetry. This list of works about philosophy is an excellent resource for examples on how to write philosophy poems.

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List of Philosophy Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
A Brief Period of History David Cardamone Crystalline history, philosophy, political,
The Sound of Autumn Charlie Way Didactic analogy, autumn, philosophy,
Premium Member Poem Another Personality arthur vaso Quatrain philosophy, art, beautiful, dance, friendship,
NOT SINATRA Sidney Beck Rhyme fantasy, philosophy,
Premium Member Poem MORALS arthur vaso Free verse philosophy, art, beautiful, evil, fire,
DO YOU FEAR LIFE Damian Keady Free verse meaningful, metaphor, philosophy, senses,
Horizon eric ploscik Free verse life, philosophy,
A Visit to Guyuan Scenic Spot Charlie Way Quintain (English) analogy, metaphor, philosophy, sunset,
Wild Grass: Farewell to a Friend Charlie Way Rhyme friend, friendship, philosophy,
Time Is Truth Charlie Way Rhyme philosophy, time, truth,

The Road Kills Reply
by Indiana Shaw
THE ROAD KILLS REPLY 

Was it not bad enough you startled me with your headlights
Bounced me off your grille; then sent me up into the...

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Couplet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: humorous, meaningful, philosophy,

The book is the square pond
by Charlie Way
The pond is like a huge mirror on the ground, 
With shadows of high clouds floating around.
You may wonder why it is crystal-sparkling,
It’s the fount...

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Quatrain | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: philosophy,

Music of the Lyre
by Charlie Way
If you say the music comes from the lyres,
Why is there no music from the lyre in case?
If you say the music is on the...

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Quatrain | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: philosophy,

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Hear The Tree
by Greg Gaul
All my life I never thought
trees were truly alive
like me.

They have no brain.
They cannot walk or talk.
But I find out now
from indigenous teachings
they do have...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: life, nature, philosophy, science,

Whatever
by Kit Webbe
Whatever

It is what it is, whatever it is
Of that there can be no dispute
For whatever it is, it is what it is
That’s something no one...

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Light Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: philosophy,

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Tempest Bright
by Greg Gaul
One rides the waves of innocence
on the ocean of The Now.
From surging swells a siren sings
and steps upon my bow.

Through a break in brightening skies
I...

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Sonnet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: philosophy, boat, hope, light, love,

What a Hard Journey
by Charlie Way
Expensive finest wine fills to brim of the golden cup,
Costly delicacies in the jade platters on the table up.
Yet, I don’t feel like trying the...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: philosophy,

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DISGRACE
by arthur vaso
Old men who say grace
with hate
disgrace...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: philosophy, christian, education, flower, hate,

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ABSOLUTE TRUTH 8x8
by Cindi Rockwell
I’ve heard it said life’s a river
With bends, rocky shallows and dams,
And love not gifts but the giver,
Don’t be a lion, but a lamb.

An apple...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: life, philosophy,

What Happens If We're Wrong- III
by David Welch
III.
Some claim that your sex is all in your head,
that you can change it at any old time,
gender is not bound by our biology,
it’s nothing...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: philosophy, children, confusion, how i

What Happens If We're Wrong- II
by David Welch
II.
We were told that one man and one woman
was outdated, too old, and passé,
that any two souls were entitled to
the chance to go and have...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: philosophy, children, how i feel,

What Happens If We're Wrong- I
by David Welch
I.
They say women don’t need men anymore,
that they can have it all on their own,
feminism claims it is the future,
and that it’s contingent on me...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: philosophy, how i feel, introspection,

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miracle of the now
by Anthony Slausen
In the beginning 
our hearts are cherry dipped stars
floating in forever clouds of
wonderment and joyful mayhem

At the end 
we are pieces of pottery and driftwood...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: confusion, creation, philosophy,

I Have Heard
by Joe DiMino
I have heard that
“Ignorance is bliss!”--then
why so many unhappy people?
Heard that “love is blind!”--
but have seen few service dogs
at weddings: And which came first?
I think...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: philosophy, analogy, humorous, introspection, perspective,

The Inevitable Path
by Curtis Forsythe
There is a path all must take-
exalted queens to lowly maids-
rich and poor-
cabbages and kings.

It is the path through life-
from birth to death that all...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: philosophy,

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EXSISTANCE OF ONE
by Michael E. Harris
I POSITIONE MYSELF IN ARGUMENT
WITH ATTITUDE TOWARDS
A PARTICULAR ISSUE,
DURING THIS PERIOD OF TIME
PRECEDING ONES ABILITY
TO MAKE CONSIDERED DECISION
AND COME TO A SENSIBLE CONCLUSION
EXPRESSING THE RELATIONSHIP
BETWEEN...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: philosophy, birth, creation, identity, journey,

A Letter from the ancient
by Gibbs Kudzai Kawinga
Dear Future Resident
I’m that old man of the old 
Writing from the old times
What I heard from the old,
What I saw in my time,
And what...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: philosophy,

A Visit to the West Village
by Charlie Way
Don't laugh at turbid winter-wine brewed by farmers,
In an abundant year there is plenty of food for visitors.
The pathway along hills seems to run into...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: philosophy,

Warm Fuzzy Logic
by Ed Morris
Hocus-pocus, modus ponens,
“Knowledge” boosts your serotonins:
If your case has come unglued,
Wave your hands to save your mood....

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Light Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: funny, humor, humorous, philosophy,

The Swill to Believe
by Ed Morris
“A man convinced against his will
Is of the same opinion still”—
But though we will with all our might,
A sober thought still wins that fight.

A fairer...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: funny, humor, humorous, philosophy,