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Short Rubai Poems

Short Rubai Poems. Below are examples of the most popular short Rubai poems by PoetrySoup poets. Search the short Rubai poetry form by poem length and keyword.

Premium Member Sand Land
Your Muse is dead
Time has come
  to get in bed...

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Categories: muse, sleep,
Form: Rubai

Premium Member Ray of Light
Ray of light

  or starless night

Every poem ~

  wings of flight...

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Categories: light, night, poems,
Form: Rubai
Premium Member You see
'I see,' you say
  Your lucky day
I'm blind, you see
  For sight, I pray...

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Categories: appreciation, senses,
Form: Rubai
Premium Member Life's Cycle
a flower tries
  to reach the sky
up and up it thrusts ~
  sentenced to die...

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Categories: death, destiny, flower, life,
Form: Rubai
Premium Member Precocious Child
  Precocious child
    curious, wild

  Whence come adults
    milquetoast mild...

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Categories: childhood, grandparents,
Form: Rubai

Premium Member Bedazzled
Her trap was laid
Rubies and jade
Faint scent of perfume
  ~ Bejeweled switchblade...

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Categories: desire, evil, woman,
Form: Rubai
Premium Member In Praise of Home Cooking
  Restaurant cuisine
    wears torn jeans

  Its label reads
    'Made by machine'...

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Categories: fashion, food, home, how i feel, metaphor,
Form: Rubai
Premium Member Symphony's Synchrony
   One violin weeps
     another cries

   Strings saw the air
     the music flies...

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Categories: emotions, flying, music,
Form: Rubai
Premium Member Stayin' Alive
  She sure was scary
  He was quite married
  Could each be both
    ~ And stay unburied...

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Categories: horror, marriage, scary,
Form: Rubai
Premium Member Hugs Beat Bugs
Better a human to hug
  than one to bug

Those who do not agree
  have not a heart to tug...

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Categories: emotions, heart,
Form: Rubai
Premium Member Mourning Bells
mourning bells rung
forlorn dirges sung
  air heavy with grief
  ~ in eternity shines a son...

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Categories: birth, death, grief,
Form: Rubai
Premium Member ln the year 2025
ln the year 2025
  the aliens arrived
    saw our facemasks

shrieked and fled ~ horrified...

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Categories: horror, howl, space,
Form: Rubai
Premium Member Culinary Cravings
Culinary cravings
  Extraordinary rare

Sleepy Mom found in her baby
  ~ Spaghetti in her hair...

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Categories: baby, food, giggle, mom,
Form: Rubai
Premium Member The Almighty Dollar
  Whoop and Holler
    for the Almighty Dollar

  Arraigned yesterday
    in a pure white collar...

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Categories: judgement, money,
Form: Rubai
Premium Member My Husband's My Friend
  My husband's my friend
    whom I'd love without end

  If some time with me
    he would spend...

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Categories: husband, love, time,
Form: Rubai
Premium Member All's Fair
Box marked ‘Fragile, with care’
  Returned to sender 
  C’est la guerre… 
Addressee hostile ~ Beware!

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Categories: adventure, scary,
Form: Rubai
Premium Member Her Hand She'd Offered
Her hand she'd offered
  Her heart he'd spurned  

Tears torched her pillow        
  as Equilibrium burned...

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Categories: emotions, marriage, wedding,
Form: Rubai
Premium Member Straight Talk
Teachers' unions today
finally got their way

  Transvestite's now an option
  ~ It's required to be gay

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Categories: education, gender, teacher, usa,
Form: Rubai
Premium Member Cornish Hen
Stuffed Cornish game hen for the hoards of kin: we’ll eat till we’re stuffed, then do it again.

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© Jeff Kyser  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: family, food, thanksgiving,
Form: Rubai
Premium Member Her Voice a Balm
Cool and collected, calm
  she hides a font of passion
Her measured voice a balm ~
  remarkable, lyrical aplomb


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Categories: peace, voice,
Form: Rubai
Premium Member The Mosquito is an Anomaly
The mosquito is an anomaly
  Its brief life spent in ferocity

Buzzes, stings, draws our blood
  ~ Revels in tortuosity...

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Categories: insect, pain, sound, violence,
Form: Rubai
Premium Member The Good Times
Frittering their lives away
  at work, at home, at play

When the good times finally died
  ~ they'd nothing left to say...

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Categories: fun, life, sad,
Form: Rubai
Premium Member Extra Eyes on Top of My Head
Following the conclusion
of my foresight illusion.
Wait! Where was I headed?
My cogwheel brain’s in seclusion.


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Categories: age, angst,
Form: Rubai
Premium Member GLIMPSES 10

#10:   GLIMPSES 

Query quaint quest
Bright blossoms best


Leon Enriquez
01 October 2017

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Categories: allusion,
Form: Rubai
Singing the mortal coil
Dancing the words to lance the boil
With grace and style but no toil
Watering the soul’s thirsty soil
Poetry sings the mortal coil...

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Categories: poetry, song, words,
Form: Rubai