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Short Honed Poems. Below are examples of the most popular short poems about Honed by PoetrySoup poets. Search short poems about Honed by length and keyword.

I bared my insides,
you sharpened knives on my ribs;
cutlery, bone honed....

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Categories: honed, sad love,
Form: Haiku

the old year now fades
with this pen honed by your hands
sonnets from my heart

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© Jo Bien  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: honed, love
Form: Haiku
Focused falcon
Honed huntress hovering
Adjusts; stoops; lands; dispatches

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Categories: honed, nature,
Form: Cinquain
The first poem
God is
a finely honed machine
You are born 
just to be replaced
Your smile
will smile once more
But on someone else's face...

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Categories: honed, life,
Form: Free verse
Neither Nor
Truth thrives in contradiction
  the difference sharply honed

A neither nor redemption
  as zero-sum is known

(Villanova Pennsylvania: March, 2019)

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Categories: honed, truth,
Form: Rhyme

Whispered Knowledge
Knowledge whispered in hushed tones,
he listened in silence and concentration all honed,
he now whispers to others-who may or may not listen the drone.

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Categories: honed, philosophymay,
Form: Free verse

May you be honed 
and strengthened 
by the humiliation
of occasional defeat.

Yet, in triumph,
may you shun urges
of chest-thumping
arrogance and conceit!...

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Categories: honed, grandson, growing up,
Form: Didactic
One Deep Thrust
To pierce today’s attention span,
fewer words are best

A point honed sharp for one deep thrust
—one is all you’ll get

(Villanova Pennsylvania: February, 2017) 

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Categories: honed, words,
Form: Rhyme
One Deep Thrust
To pierce todays attention span,
  fewer words are best

A point honed sharp for one deep thrust,
  —one is all you’ll get

(Villanova Pennsylvania: February, 2017)

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Categories: honed, deep,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Fireflies
Specks of honed firelight Grinding out the light of times Flies run in the dark Lighting up the night spaces Bringing harmony to night
Russell Sivey ...

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Categories: honed, life, nature,
Form: Tanka
Squeezing out a different meaning,
with each new moment passed

The choices honed, all time dethroned
—no instant first or last

(Mackinac City Michigan: July, 2019) 

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Categories: honed, time,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Cold Winter
The winter has honed its attack.
“I'm freezing!” my butt shrieks alack,
as up climb the freezes
from toes passed the knees-es.
It's so cold my foreskin grew back!


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Categories: honed, humor,
Form: Limerick
Upon An Infinite Flight
When the morning lark has honed its  silver chirp,
a dream-like canvass floats into a higher octave,
setting passages alight with sun filled prospect as eternity dissolves its outer limbs....

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Categories: honed, beautiful, beauty, birth, blessing, dream, feelings, flying,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Feed Sack Dresses
A combination of Haiku and Kyoka

designer originals
from feed sacks
after the chickens were fed

her artist's touch
honed with the aid
of her foot movement
on the treadle machine


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© Cona Adams  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: honed, clothes, middle school, mother,
Form: Haiku
Cap'n Crunch, Cereal Filler
When I was single and living alone
Cereal curbed my tummy’s moans
Eating Cap'n Crunch
Breakfast, dinner, and lunch
Was a cooking hookey I honed!

Received 2nd place in "Cereal Limerick" contest...

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Categories: honed, food,
Form: Limerick
Rock On
Scot and Gael 
Pict and Brit
Even Cymru
Thrive in grit
No Back up
Not a bit
‘tis Celtic
Fired in adversity
Tempered in
Ice cool
Honed in
One with
Earth Mother
Ever on call

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Categories: honed, family, life, nature,
Form: Blank verse
Love in Friendship
 Love in Friendship

Don’t neglect a friend,
Especially in times of difficulty
Friendship is the foundation of real love;
Giving advices and confront each other-hold the hearts together.
A love honed through friendship lasts for a lifetime!


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Categories: honed, best friend,
Form: Abecedarian
Grandpop's Words

may you, in cowardice,
    be bold and prevail,
         yet kind to those who
              struggle, stumble and fail;

may you be honed 
    by occasional defeat,
         yet, in triumph, shunning
              urges of conceit!...

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Categories: honed, childhood
Form: Didactic
Premium Member What is love
What is love?

The Bible and the bards have long since honed 
 A perfect exposition of this force,
So though my heart this power of love has owned
I'll simply, such discerning words endorse.

Sponsored by: Faraz Ajmal


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Categories: honed, love,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Beyond The Trees - Rondelet
Grass waves in trembles, all alone

Beyond the trees

Long shadows creep from twilight's throne

Beyond the trees

Where sun takes leave and stars are honed
Nay a whisper, nor farewell tone

Beyond the trees


For Deb's Contest:


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Categories: honed, nature,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Promise
Moon held and made
bathed-beams of love sonnets
dried by sun's own romantic pledge
of streamed warm rays on love's future solace ~
As days then nights honed my prayers
my pain slow climbed sky stairs
and found you there

... CayCay Jennings
August 31, 2018


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Categories: honed, desire, destiny, emotions, faith, heart, sky, soulmate,
Form: Rictameter
Premium Member Suckling Time
In crystal maze, 
miracles are honed
from mother milk 
and father bone~
Memories cackling,
mocking faces of time
uphill flowers brutal climb
suckling from sparkle sky...
at pinnacles of their breath, 
gently wither into death.
Memories roost silently
in sediments of time~


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Categories: honed, life,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member In Negative Light
One moment east of twilight Shadows outdistance the sun Sharpening peaks and hallows, Honed against the sparks of light. Deep in the brow of the silence I stand to watch the moonrise, Overtaken by the dark
____________ For Contest : 215 Sponsor: Brian Strand ...

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Categories: honed, dark, eve, nature, night,
Form: Verse
  Kiss my eyes 

with your lips,

inhale the visions,

peel ing strips,


from all the years,

layered horrors,

gathered fears,

gently excise with

your blade,

honed down from

the love we made,

clouded corneas 
of pain


let me see 

love's light


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Categories: honed, hope, love,
Form: Couplet
I imagine you with the ten inch chef’s knife honed to razor edge

My eyes closed against the fear within, weeping for the danger without.

Your tender silk soft hand clenched tight ‘round the haft, a lily white wedge

Raised above my chest as I sleep, to plunge right down, hoping that I do not shout.

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Categories: honed, fear,
Form: Rhyme