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Sound Poems | Examples of Sound Poetry

Sound Poems - Examples of all types of sound poetry to share and read. This list of sound poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, and famous examples of sound poetry. This list of works about sound is an excellent resource for examples on how to write sound poems.
Premium Member The Best of Zeppelin
Again and again, and again to the same riff, I’m a-listenin’ to the best of Led Zeppelin… ‘Stairway to Heaven’ ...Read the rest...
Categories: heaven, music, sound, uplifting,
Form: Monorhyme

Premium Member Minister of the Street
He ministers to his congregation the lame, the numb and the broken On random street corners they gather To watch...Read the rest...
Categories: devotion, poverty, sound, voice,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Almost
I move closer to decipher the sound. It is the wind blowing across the lips of the morning moistened by melting frost. It speaks in whispers. My footsteps seem loud and echo along the walls of the laneway before breaking out into the bright...Read the rest...
Categories: morning, silence, song, sound,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Jingle, Jangle, Jingle - Revision of 'My True Framework,' Feb 18, 2024
Do you have skeletons in your closet I have a few in mine … ...Read the rest...
Categories: body, sound,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Cheery Chirps
Chirps of wrens are cheery. You can hear them as they croon their tune. They compose a chorus transcending the evening moon. Singing rhythmic modulation, joining with angels and golden harps, they harmonize in glad celebration....Read the rest...
Categories: sound, animal, bird, celebration, environment,
Form: Etheree

Premium Member Time
Quote By Poet "I do not know where the time goes." The grandfather clock sits on the wall, every hour it will call. A loud sound for everyone to hear, please have no fear. I do not know where the...Read the rest...
Categories: joy, life, remember, sound,
Form: Carpe Diem
Premium Member The Machine
Beyond a big, yellow ‘DETOUR’ sign, an enormous machine with flashing amber lights and frightening teeth is grinding asphalt down, moving slowly along the street leaving a grooved wake as it scrapes and gouges its way through a long...Read the rest...
Categories: night, power, sleep, sound,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Haiku XV
inquisitive bull in corral snort's boredom's breath his dull gaze meets mine...Read the rest...
Categories: animal, sound,
Form: Haiku
Hearing vibrations passivity strains Learning to listen hearkening reigns Sound and resonance euphony binds Volition the ears — eternity finds (Herb Alpert: June, 2024) ...Read the rest...
Categories: sound,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Pat
Rat-a-tat and pit-a-pat! ‘Pon my word! Pit-a-pat and rat-a-tat! It’s a bird – A woodpecker knocking! Loudest I’ve heard! His noise shocking!. Thrashing the habitat. His visage mocking....Read the rest...
Categories: sound, animal, bird, environment, nature,
Form: Other
I Hear You
I hear your shallow breathing Groans and sharp inhales Of oxygen through your teeth Wet shoes at the 7-11 and the Chinese Zodiac I hear, “Can I get a room key?” Slamming doors and...Read the rest...
Categories: sound, betrayal, heartbreak, heartbroken, irony,
Form: Free verse
Beethoven's Fear
Silence attacking from deep in the hall Damage inflicted the metronome stalled Blood in the orchestra harmony thrawn Melody slaughtered — rhapsody gone (The New Room: May, 2024) ...Read the rest...
Categories: sound,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member For this Strumpet, No Trumpet - Open Poetry 9 Contest
Donald ate beans to full capacitance Added pitted prunes for extravagance He courted the town strumpet ...Read the rest...
Categories: humorous, music, romance, sound,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member when silence speaks
In a gentle voice, without any other choice, she sings in blushing rose, as heartfelt yearning slows… In a soft song, resonating all night long, her light trembles warm, feelings flow despite the storm… In an urgent burning, even without discerning, she breaths hope and...Read the rest...
Categories: sound, appreciation, blessing, peace, silence,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Cool and Calm
Cool, crisp night air carries the call of the loon Two trumpeter swans croon timeless tunes... Hey,...Read the rest...
Categories: bird, music, satire, sound,
Form: Rhyme

Specific Types of Sound Poems

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Definition | What is Sound in Poetry?

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