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Short Poems | Examples of Short Poetry

Short poems say what need to be said in a few words. Sometimes it is hard to find the words you want, however, short poems have a few well-chosen words that quickly get to the point. Poetry can be brief and have the impact of embellished writes. Sometimes what you need to say can be very concise and refined, and still have great impact on readers. Short poems often show that time and energy were put into every word.

PoetrySoup has many examples of short poems with 500 words or less including: rhyming, love, couplet, and short funny poems. Read and search many forms and categories of short poetry.

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Poem by Mark Pringle | Details |

Mirrors

I don't like mirrors.

Copyright © Mark Pringle | Year Posted 2005

Poem by Ernesto P. Santiago | Details |

Shallownaturexistence

shallownaturexistence

Copyright © Ernesto P. Santiago | Year Posted 2006

Poem by Lisa Lavers | Details |

Want

I want you want what?

Copyright © Lisa Lavers | Year Posted 2009

Poem by Tirzah Conway | Details |

Lucky White Star (FOOTLE)

My Horse

Of Course

Copyright © Tirzah Conway | Year Posted 2010

Poem by Troy Jeremy Nelson | Details |

heiroshima enemies in your homeless shelters making fun off the war torn

its all for you right

Copyright © Troy Jeremy Nelson | Year Posted 2010

Poem by Toquyen Harrell | Details |

Time is of the essence

Don’t wait
Love
Lord

Copyright © Toquyen Harrell | Year Posted 2013

Poem by Toquyen Harrell | Details |

My order

Get a life
Love
Lord

Copyright © Toquyen Harrell | Year Posted 2013

Poem by Joshua W. Scogin | Details |

Cheers

I’m gonna kill myself

Copyright © Joshua W. Scogin | Year Posted 2015

Poem by Bailey Tuck | Details |

Goodbyes Are Not Forever

#Sad #Death #Goodbyes

Copyright © Bailey Tuck | Year Posted 2017

Poem by Frances Schiavina | Details |

Eloquence

Eyes talk
Sans chalk

Copyright © Frances Schiavina | Year Posted 2017

Poem by Adeyemi Joshua | Details |

I Am A Man Of The Old

I AM A MAN OF THE OLD

Copyright © Adeyemi Joshua | Year Posted 2018

Poem by Brian Strand | Details |

FIRES OF IMAGINATION 48

a butterfly in flight

Copyright © Brian Strand | Year Posted 2018

Poem by john tanaskow | Details |

if you are what you do

then christ it a tree

Copyright © john tanaskow | Year Posted 2009

Poem by Toquyen Harrell | Details |

Be

Always you
Love
Lord

Copyright © Toquyen Harrell | Year Posted 2013

Poem by Toquyen Harrell | Details |

My mind

Up for you
Love
Lord

Copyright © Toquyen Harrell | Year Posted 2013

Poem by Toquyen Harrell | Details |

Don't ignore your gut feelings

Never
Know
Love
Lord

Copyright © Toquyen Harrell | Year Posted 2013

Poem by Toquyen Harrell | Details |

Etc

Yours
Know
Love
Lord

Copyright © Toquyen Harrell | Year Posted 2013

Poem by Muhammad Safa Thajudeen | Details |

CARPENTER

Carpenter having car!

Copyright © Muhammad Safa Thajudeen | Year Posted 2015

Poem by Brian Strand | Details |

CARPE DIEM

I live in the moment.

Copyright © Brian Strand | Year Posted 2016

Poem by edward johnson | Details |

What Is Life

Life is a
slow death

Copyright © edward johnson | Year Posted 2017

Poem by Brian Strand | Details |

FIRES OF IMAGINATION 5

a thought in the mind

Copyright © Brian Strand | Year Posted 2018

Poem by Brian Strand | Details |

FIRES OF IMAGINATION 32

light faces into dark

Copyright © Brian Strand | Year Posted 2018

Poem by Jesse Jones | Details |

Untitled #187 / A whim

A whim produces this!

Copyright © Jesse Jones | Year Posted 2007

Poem by Robin L. Gass | Details |

Footle - A Dog Catchers Vow

If found

in pound!

Copyright © Robin L. Gass | Year Posted 2009

Poem by Brian Strand | Details |

footle-STILL LIFE

tableau

stage show

Copyright © Brian Strand | Year Posted 2009

 
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