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Rapids Poems | Examples of Rapids Poetry

Rapids Poems. Below are examples of poems about rapids. This list of poetry about rapids is made of PoetrySoup member poems. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of rapids poetry. This list of works about rapids is a great resource for examples of rapids poems and show how to write poems about rapids. Definitions may be included where appropriate.

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List of Rapids Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Premium Member Poem LAND OF MINE Line Gauthier Free verse rapids, beautiful, nature, ocean, patriotic,
Premium Member Poem Abandon Dead Trails And Thy Sybarite Lust Robert Lindley Sonnet rapids, appreciation, art, autumn, deep,
My Sweet Home Dawa Zangpo Blank verse rapids, beautiful, beauty, blessing, caregiving,
Premium Member Poem BURSTING Line Gauthier Haiku rapids, adventure, red, sports, spring,
Premium Member Poem The Old Grist Mill Sara Kendrick Haibun rapids, beauty,
Premium Member Poem Fishing charles messina Verse rapids, fish,
Premium Member Poem Salmon Run Dennis Spilchuk Verse rapids, education, fish, nature,
Three Fine, Well-Tended Graves, Part II David Welch Cowboy rapids, courage, family, growth, hero,
Haiku 3 Subimal Sinha-Roy Haiku rapids, fish,
Premium Member Poem GURGLING Line Gauthier Haiku rapids, courage, death, dedication, destiny,

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Shipwrecked
by Leilei Brooks
Right then it shattered.
Like splintered glass
Veins cracked open.
Heartache leaked out.

Nothing is right,
In those moments of sadness.
Earthquakes are startling
All stability is questioned.

Running seemed like an option.
Pain...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: rapids, emotions, grief, hurt, lost,

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Row YOUR Boat
by Artsieladie Sharon Donnelly
Row, row, Row YOUR Boat
Gently down the stream;
Row with the flow of life t'wards YOUR 
Each and ev'ry dream.
Row YOUR Boat always,
Always with the flow,
For...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: rapids, boat, children, life, love,

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A HAIKU ANTHOLOGY - 4-1-18
by Mick Talbot
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brighter things in life
bioluminescence
woodlands  singing

moonbeams dancing
clouds conducting rhythm
hedgehogs snuffling worms

the early bird sings
seagulls tap  dancing
worms for breakfast

did you see
penguins flying over Wales
April fool

children...

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Haiku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: rapids, nature,

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A haiku anthology
by Mick Talbot
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the human race
how many subspecies
do you know

orange sunsets
they were once all red
the status quo

housemartins... late
nesting on a window pane
swallows in the porch

dunnock feeding
on suet balls...

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Haiku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: rapids, nature,

Reaching Bay of Bliss
by Subimal Sinha-Roy
In stream of rapids
     Rocks stand stubborn
          Life cascades on rhapsody
 ...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: rapids, analogy, desire, peace, river,

Chamberlain Falls
by Kurt Philip Behm
Refusing to fight the major war,
  the war based on principles,
  the one we can win

We’re forced to fight a never-ending series
 ...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: rapids, freedom, war,

Slow and Steady
by DM Babbit
Steadily
 the rapids flow, fast and quick,
 splashing up and down the stones
 then falling into the pond.

Swirls and ripples form
 where once still waters...

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

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I Cannot Word It Best
by Laura Breidenthal
Where can I trace this finite feeling,
So that you may see it in its true form?
Upon your heart I would wish it would land,
Yet could...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: rapids, crazy, longing, love, lust,

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Romantic Valentine - Ah, My Dear Wife
by Gershon Wolf
Ah, Partner in Adventure, My Dear Wife,
  We've conquered Mt. Everest,
  Floated in the Dead Sea,
  Braved whitewater rapids:
  Yes, just...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: rapids, adventure, romantic love, valentines

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A SESTINA - MY SECRET RIVER
by Mick Talbot



 MY SECRET RIVER
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Its source some distance from its end, highlands.
A little trickle meanders a mile.
Pure, full of many forms of life, no fish!
Now babbles...

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Sestina | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: rapids, nature, rap, river,

Death in the Thickets
by Iris Blade
They can’t find me for I hide in the thickets
I float faceup,
Lips breaking surface just barely
Kissing the air between my teeth
Is it my time to...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: rapids, depression, sad love, suicide,

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MONOKU
by Mick Talbot
river rapids rocks twisting raving—  tickets all sold out
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Entered in Monoku 1: Your best contest: Sponsor	Silent One...

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Monoku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: rapids, humor,

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POETIC LICENCE
by Mick Talbot

A poets prerogative, poetic licence
It has to be said in whispered silence.
To misspell a word to make it rhyme.
You know some do it to end...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: rapids, poetry, poets, pollution, war,

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Cloudburst Aftermath
by John lawless
Cloudburst Aftermath

Humid scent of soured pavement
rises from a city’s steaming streets
accompanied by rippling gutter streams
babbling and choking on floating debris.

I wave as wet winged voyagers
cling...

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Blank verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: rapids, city, life,

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Picturesque scrapbook
by doug pederson
Trees in the foreground, taller in the background
Where a brook runs through
Sun’s rays captured the morning dew.

Whispering pines faintly speak, weeping willows slightly bow
Jack O’lanterns...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: rapids, imagery, nature,

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Cautionary Tale
by Madison Demetros
You are a cautionary tale, 
uncommitted, a facade of a loyal boy 
whom I could consider my rock.

How you keep my rapids, of emotion at...

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Ode | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: rapids, cute love, first love,

The River Flows
by James Haley
The river flows
We follow its turns
Through rapids and rocks
It’s energy burns

It takes us where
It mercifully goes
With calming straights
The river flows

Lakes are found
Their beauty grows
With shores...

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

Sweet, Sweet Decending's
by Dennis Foss
“Sweet, Sweet Descending’s”

The meandering river slinks silently
In reluctant afterthought;
A flat stone shines in the sun’s presence,
Gripped for flight, flies forward;
Water clouds dance in the rapids,
Celebrated...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: rapids, change, death, earth, growth,

Musings and ramblings:corridor of uncertainty
by Michelle Morningstar
Longer version:

I’m stuck inside a loop that doesn’t seem to stop 
My ambitions somehow got ahead of me and I got lost on this path.
In...

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I do not know? | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: rapids, anxiety,

In the eye of the beholder
by Abdul Malik
You are more beautiful than beauty
More lovable than love
More lustrous than the petal of a rose
Livelier than life
More vibrant than the rainbow;

You have more curves
than...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: rapids, love, muse,