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Sumer Poems

Sumer Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of sumer poetry to share and read. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for sumer.

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That kinda Day

I did go to 5am prayers, with flashlight, and at 4:30 

Felt remorse for my faults, as neighbor, leader, pastor ...
Even prayed for my enemies and foes, whosoever will!
Even interceding for China and the coronavirus angst, global near-panic
Lovers lost and...Read More
Categories: sumer, allusion, anxiety, bullying, city, class, education, history,
Form: Acrostic

The Exaltation of Inanna
The Exaltation of Inanna: Opening Lines, an Excerpt

Nin-me-šara by Enheduanna
loose translation by Michael R. Burch

Lady of all divine powers,
Lady of the all-resplendent light,
Righteous Lady clothed in heavenly radiance,
Beloved Lady of An and Uraš,
Mistress of heaven with the holy diadem,
Who loves...Read More
Categories: sumer, faith, god, light, religion, religious, sin, spiritual,
Form: Free verse
Lament to the Spirit of War
Lament to the Spirit of War
by Enheduanna (circa 2285-2250 BCE)
loose translation by Michael R. Burch

You hack down everything you see, War God!

Rising on fearsome wings
you rush to destroy the land:
raging like thunderstorms,
howling like hurricanes,
screaming like tempests,
thundering, raging, ranting, drumming,
whiplashing whirlwinds!

Men...Read More
Categories: sumer, allegory, analogy, conflict, death, soldier, storm, war,
Form: Free verse
Atlantean PipeDream
Running this way and that, in search of some adventure new
The roads ran their course with flatirons the ruts not few
Over hill, mountain, river, valley, flood, glen and dale
To the open sea with long, sandy beaches and cut-up shale
To found...Read More
Categories: sumer, 12th grade, 9th grade, absence, africa, aubade,
Form: Alliteration
Oracle of Giza
A new day perhaps, of immeasurable tin, sound of din
A hurricane noise, a thrall of riotous cuts, although thin
The blood-curdle choke of rage from before
Now purchased like plasma from the needle store
Go hump yourself, If you want my schtick, you...Read More
Categories: sumer, 11th grade, absence, allusion, aubade, blue, christian,
Form: Abecedarian

Sumer is icumen in
Sumer is icumen in

anonymous Middle English poem, circa 1260 AD
loose translation by Michael R. Burch

Summer is a-comin'!
Sing loud, cuckoo!
The seed grows,
The meadow blows,
The woods spring up anew.
Sing, cuckoo!

The ewe bleats for her lamb;
The cows contentedly moo;
The bullock roots;
The billy-goat poots...Read More
Categories: sumer, nature, summer,
Form: Verse
Enheduanna translations
The Temple Hymns of Enheduanna
translations by Michael R. Burch

Enheduanna, the daughter of the famous King Saragon the Great of Akkad, is the first ancient writer whose name remains known to us today. She appears to be the first named poet...Read More
Categories: sumer, international, magic, moon,
Form: Free verse
Imp-ulse Attraction
The seductive voice
emanating from the Cyclops eye,
whispers:    Don’t believe what you see!
Only trust what I say,
when you zombie sleep turn off the TV

Have no bewitching faith in your bad dreams,
especially the one with the crooked hand
grabbing ear...Read More
Categories: sumer, allusion, imagery, satire, surreal,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Punctuation Police Patrol
Dictionary in hand Bobbies
     manned state of the spy craft created
strategic peripheral outposts
     a comma dated,

(sans syntax garnered monies) equated
justifiable to build galley ma free
     Highland Manor wing...Read More
Categories: sumer, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 9th
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The White Lady of Skipsea
"The White Lady of Skipsea"

Last night I dreamt 
I dreamed of you
a kind of dream 
within a dream

my soul escaped, 
this firmament,
my immaculate heart
held hands, my fingers 
did entwine with 
handsome Morpheus

Crystal radiate
twin gossamer 
light beams
dissolved through 
window pane,...Read More
Categories: sumer, dark, fantasy, gothic, history, horror, mystery, romance,
Form: Free verse

Mysterious Reindeer
I stepped out of the house a little before noon
with hope in my head 
courage in my feet and faith in my knees
I knew that I had to go somewhere 
to meet someone so dare
But I didn't know where
I rode...Read More
Categories: sumer, angel, animal, autumn, blessing, courage, environment, freedom,
Form: Narrative
The Hollow Leaves

Through the breeze
 A slight scent of mint
 The Sumer didn't even make a dent
 In the column of cosmic debris
 Hollow leaves with colors that bleed
 In Autumn the colors turn red
 To awake the barren lake
 Columns of...Read More
Categories: sumer, art,
Form: Free verse
The Stela epic, PART 1 of 8
The Stela Epic by DR. Mohammed F A Alrazak

The grains of sand, the drops of rain, makes the stage for souls to play 
The prints of feet on rocks were wonders and arts as the birth of mankind will start...Read More
Categories: sumer, culture, freedom,
Form: ABC
This World, With Love
With so much ado and care, 
How can someone hurt, 
And be so unfair, 
A nick in the mirror, 
When thou art love, 
Came to be so near, 
How happily you would be, 
To love your partner so, 
Sumer would...Read More
Categories: sumer, love, love hurts,
Form: ABC
The End of The Road
I remember all I'd heard and seen
	As I walked down this path of mine.
I hear once again the hiss of the lean
	Snake, and the butterfly's soft whine.

I remember all the passing seasons
	Whether it was sumer, autumn, winter, or spring,
I recall...Read More
Categories: sumer, death, life, memory,
Form: Rhyme
Late night conversations
I was talking to my female friend the other night around 11 and she asked me 

Her: Can I ask you something 
Me: Yeah,wassup 
Her: So why don't you have a girlfriend 
Me: Cause I'm crazy about skateboarding and I...Read More
Categories: sumer, anxiety, feelings, for her, girlfriend, heartbroken, how
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member The Song of he Retired Farmer
Oh, I sit upon my porch, just to get a bit of breeze,
On the north side of my house, under over-hanging trees.
I feel so contented here, with my good dog at my feet.
At my age it takes so little, to...Read More
Categories: sumer, life, dog, home, dog, home,
Form: Rhyme
reason for living
is giving
reason for the rain
is growing thing
reanso foe season
sumer and spring
you can see it so plain
Categories: sumer, adventure, art,
Form: Prose Poetry
August fools 
gust for a lust
a thirst of just
what truth is first
“Mulder” is spooky
but a pretty smart cookie
“she called him Fox”
but he didn’t lookie…
greys the matter
she types in batter
and the fish 
he chipped
is.way. ;)x

”...are you still laughing…?”

Knight the Butler said...Read More
Categories: sumer, adventure
Form: I do not know?
Summer Oh Summer
Summer oh summer where have you gone,
You brought me joy but now I have none,
School has once again started,
And my freedom has once again departed,

Summer oh summer why did you leave,
That you'll come again is so hard to believe,
Everyday seems...Read More
Categories: sumer, losssummer, me, summer,
Form: Rhyme
Knight the Butler
Knight the Butler said the Chef
A civilized relation of One do exist.
This Time of laying the Measure
Means of One to Many a Treasure.
Bird songs of the same feather
weather storms of fright to light
the heather and again, come the
day we remember....Read More
Categories: sumer, adventure, friendship, history, love, mystery, passion, peace,
Form: I do not know?
August Moon
August moon echos of kattidids and
the aroma of the lake that summer
not any special aroma, but somehow
that will always be in my heart along 
with the memory of my first kiss

Hot summer days, and sumer nights
with all he mysterious wonders...Read More
Categories: sumer, nostalgia
Form: Light Verse
My Summer Love
My summer love
My summer love

You were sent speical 
from Heaven above

Your smile Your Touch Your Kiss
makes me only want to hove

My sumer love
My summer love

Wrap your arms around me
and fly free like a carefree dove

Wisper in my ear
and tell me...Read More
Categories: sumer, daughter, dedication, family, imagination, inspirational, love, passion,
Form: Rhyme
A feather falls in circles
taking freeborn flight
days darieng dance
warm whispers chance
this silent sumer night

above the stars
once wished from far
fall brilliant bold and bright
through liquid sky's where dreams free fly
never out of sight

2 worlds collide 
with lucid stares
forever live tonight
my thoughts...Read More
Categories: sumer, imagination, introspection, visionary,
Form: Romanticism
Summer Vacation
Sumer vacation, what does it mean?
The time when flowers spring and leaves turn green.
The time to go to the ocean shore
or some far away island to explore.
It's the time to go to a paradise
or just vacation anywhere tropical or nice.
Everyone...Read More
Categories: sumer, happiness, nature, seasons, time, time,
Form: I do not know?