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.

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Poem by Brian Strand | Details |

septimal-CONCEPTUAL ART

ideas
beyond my
ken

Copyright © Brian Strand | Year Posted 2009

Poem by Sean Kelly | Details |

footle... The Circus .

Big  tent 

Event .

Copyright © Sean Kelly | Year Posted 2009

Poem by Brian Strand | Details |

footle-CHARLESTON

kick feet

off beat

Copyright © Brian Strand | Year Posted 2009

Poem by Brian Strand | Details |

footle-LIFE CLASS

dress down

no gown

Copyright © Brian Strand | Year Posted 2009

Poem by Barbara Gorelick | Details |

Snuggling ...footle

Big Chair

To Share

Copyright © Barbara Gorelick | Year Posted 2009

Poem by Paul Stacey | Details |

Footle- Dashed Expectations

True bliss
Dismissed

Copyright © Paul Stacey | Year Posted 2010

Poem by Toquyen Harrell | Details |

I AM

I will 
Love, l AM

Copyright © Toquyen Harrell | Year Posted 2012

Poem by Toquyen Harrell | Details |

Boy oh boy

Want more?
Love
Lord

Copyright © Toquyen Harrell | Year Posted 2013

Poem by Seymore Butts | Details |

IT FEELS GOOD

UpdabumUpdabumUpdabum

Copyright © Seymore Butts | Year Posted 2013

Poem by RAJAT KANTI CHAKRABARTY | Details |

no appetite no fight

no appetite
no fight

Copyright © RAJAT KANTI CHAKRABARTY | Year Posted 2015

Poem by Frances Schiavina | Details |

Eloquence

Eyes talk
Sans chalk

Copyright © Frances Schiavina | Year Posted 2017

Poem by Jesse Jones | Details |

Untitled #187 / A whim

A whim produces this!

Copyright © Jesse Jones | Year Posted 2007

Poem by Brian Strand | Details |

footle-IN THE MALL

footfall

too small

Copyright © Brian Strand | Year Posted 2009

Poem by LEON WILSON | Details |

Marriage (footle)

Love ring
   Wedding

Copyright © LEON WILSON | Year Posted 2009

Poem by LEON WILSON | Details |

The Last Supper (footle)

Bread wine
  Sublime

Copyright © LEON WILSON | Year Posted 2009

Poem by Kelly Zakerski | Details |

Fear

Much fear
Ghost near

Copyright © Kelly Zakerski | Year Posted 2009

Poem by Tirzah Conway | Details |

Lucky White Star (FOOTLE)

My Horse

Of Course

Copyright © Tirzah Conway | Year Posted 2010

Poem by Doris Culverhouse | Details |

Emmanuel

Emmanuel
God with us

Copyright © Doris Culverhouse | Year Posted 2011

Poem by Toquyen Harrell | Details |

A long way

Arrive
You
Love
Lord

Copyright © Toquyen Harrell | Year Posted 2012

Poem by Toquyen Harrell | Details |

You

Be for all
Love
Lord

Copyright © Toquyen Harrell | Year Posted 2013

Poem by Toquyen Harrell | Details |

My home

Always
You
Love
Lord

Copyright © Toquyen Harrell | Year Posted 2013

Poem by Toquyen Harrell | Details |

Nothing you cannot do

Try Me
You
Love
Lord

Copyright © Toquyen Harrell | Year Posted 2013

Poem by Toquyen Harrell | Details |

You know all before all know

You do
You
Love
Lord

Copyright © Toquyen Harrell | Year Posted 2013

Poem by Judy Konos | Details |

GREECE AHOY

Let's Go
Life's Slow

Copyright © Judy Konos | Year Posted 2016

Poem by Rhoda Monihan | Details |

Feeling Contemplative

It’s time to rhyme.

Copyright © Rhoda Monihan | Year Posted 2016

 
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