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Sweep Poems

Sweep Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of sweep 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 sweep.

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Corona Comes
Corona claws your deep-fear door, a wily wolf sniffing for prey,
sick-snarly behind its lamb-meek facade.
It can't believe its luck - opportunistic thief
at the door, happy to find you home.

Funereal florist fashioning a coronal of funeral flowers,
its corona of white lily-light...Read More
Categories: sweep, death, fear, sick,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Death of a Poet - Leonard Coen
When you died
My heartache reached my bones.
You seemed an old soul, but ageless.
Your death caught me by surprise.

Your deep, long, full voice
never to sweep through a room.
Never to fillet my soul
or plunge cold reality into my heart.

The lingering lines of...Read More
Categories: sweep, death of a friend,
Form: Free verse

our air is fouled
so full of these deaths, and
cries of help and agony
all across the globe

there’s loud gray’s elegy, of
sun turning inducing death gray, leaving
more weeping, all weeping, for
the land is coronavirused!

and the day soured
with fleeting fire of disease, spreading
fear...Read More
Categories: sweep, death, health,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Spring Draws Nigh

Warm winds sweep the land of snow 
where patches of green grass show.
And the ice Queen ends her reign
as Her cold spells ebb and wane.

Buds bloom on both bush and tree
ice breaks up and creeks flow free.
With each dawn the...Read More
Categories: sweep, 10th grade, 11th grade, april, image, imagery,
Form: Jueju
The Deadly Constant

Nine o’clock in the morning.
The sun has hardly begun his day.
Strong breezes sweep through,
catching sleeping shrubs and trees

off guard followed by a violent
shaking of leaves and branches.
Then, a frightened herd
of vaporous clouds thunders 

across the cowering landscape 
each darker...Read More
Categories: sweep, weather,
Form: Light Verse

Premium Member Political Quid Pro Quo
Political Quid Pro Quo
Written: by Miracle Man

Ignoring the obvious is not sly like a fox,
and most Solutions come, from thinking outside the box..

Many concentrate on blaming, not the problem at hand,
as political discourse helps fear to sweep our land.

Self preservation...Read More
Categories: sweep, political, trust,
Form: Couplet
       I always pictured love to be this thing that was gonna sweep me off my feet forever and I would forever be in love with love.
That was where I had love ed up....Read More
Categories: sweep, 11th grade, 12th grade, age, america, analogy,
Form: Carpe Diem
How Can We Humans Be So Blind

This planet whereon we reside
gave nature’s bounty far and wide.
We’ve seen our Mother Earth from space
who barely shows her fragile face
as Pale Blue Dot, sunbeam enshrined,
and still we humans are so blind.

The cosmic reaches hugely grand
are vaster than we understand.
We...Read More
Categories: sweep, appreciation, earth, environment, humanity, senses, universe, world,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Man Machine
Tiny minuscule alleys lined by avid cells,
Working unceasingly to serve a life event,
Millions of cilia sweep in unison to trap dust,
With every breath, air flows to the alveoles!

A red tiny life raft just a micron wide cell,
Ferries oxygen to tissues...Read More
Categories: sweep, god, miracle,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Thank You Coronavirus
Thank you, coronavirus, I can’t sleep
Thank you, coronavirus, I can’t dream
Your smiles are memories I cannot sweep
Your global tours helped boost your self-esteem

Day by day my heart listens to the blues
As I can kiss, embrace and glance no more
Facebook speaks...Read More
Categories: sweep, depression, hope, lonely, longing,
Form: Sonnet

Premium Member Come what may
Come What May.
May comes in a blaze of glory
Opening natures treasure chest
The spectacular hawthorn adorns 
It’s pretty wedding gown
And the perky trilling Robin
Wears it’s Sunday best
The vibrant flowers open their hearts
To the warm rays of the sun
Butterflies flirt and flutter
In...Read More
Categories: sweep, creation, may,
Form: I do not know?
A Journey
A Journey

{Free Verse}
Nov 8, 2019• Copyright © daniel miltz

In the fog, odyssey
A cheerful adventurer 
Free to be
In dampish autumn weather
Hikes into the hills 
Awesome and deep
Watching the leafage sweep
Whilst song birds spill
Into the alone to peep
The only other sound --the...Read More
Categories: sweep, journey, weather,
Form: Free verse
Our Joy
The mid-day sun burned upon us
And there was no one else to disturb us,
We were at the Marina Beach.
You and I,
Barefooted playing on the sand
Beside the sea
With no fear and care;
There being
Only our love binding us
And we moved on
Within...Read More
Categories: sweep, love,
Form: Free verse
With family, my heart overflows
There with you, you want to go home
Home, home
Bring me back to that place
That place that was full of love
Laughter and faith
Family time, a beautiful thing
But all I hear from you now is 
When your phone...Read More
Categories: sweep, for him, i miss you, introspection, longing,
Form: Free verse
Use Broom to Sweep Away Doom
Use Broom to Sweep Away Doom

What we did do with a straw broom,
Would be to sweep away our doom,
Which existed,
And persisted,
That was spread all over the room.

Jim Horn

...Read More
Categories: sweep, allegory, analogy,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Better not
Mirror mirror on the wall,
better never fall at all,
As long as you hang in there,
People will stop and stare,
To see their faces to hearts desire!
But if you break to many tiny sizes,
People will fear your prickly pieces,
and sweep you away...Read More
Categories: sweep, anti bullying, bird, leaving, life,
Form: Rhyme

Our twain hearts be thou one,
a fixture in Heaven from the
start, inseparable - never
to part, where, our sole 
hearts impart, upon
blessed Earth,
forever be,

Thou wilt inspire stars to sparkle,
upon thine Eden' countenance,
albeit, a useless matter as
they hast tender...Read More
Categories: sweep, love, meaningful, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Queequeg
~ In memory of Herman Melville, who lived a similar darkness to my own ~


The day star hisses,
       ...Read More
Categories: sweep, adventure, mythology, ocean,
Form: Free verse
Blood Stained on Market Street
There must have been several of these incidents
Occurring in towns and cities all over the country
From month to month and from year to year
But to experience one at such a close range
Was enough to cause me great pain.

I left the...Read More
Categories: sweep, anger, bereavement, city, death, environment, farewell, heart,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Whose woods are these
Whose woods these are I think I know.
They come not from the village though;
From ancient times abided here
Vouchsafed the land through fire and snow.

The other settlers think it weird* 
To stop a pipe where no town’s near
Between the mountains, sea...Read More
Categories: sweep, environment,
Form: Rhyme
The Body of Benevolence, With Thundering Virtue
Translation of an excerpt from the verse portion of Lotus Sutra, Chapter 25 (Avalokitesvara Chapter).

“…The body of benevolence, with thundering virtue, 
Compassion as boundless as the clouds, 
Raining down wisdom like ambrosia 
To extinguish the embers of anguish.
If one is...Read More
Categories: sweep, devotion, rain, religion, religious, sorrow, spiritual, war,
Form: Free verse
The man in my heart
I always wanted to fall in love, 
To make my heart suddenly beat faster, 
To connect the colors of life, 
With the melody of love sounding. 

He must be tall and patient, 
And with jokes quite on you, 
He is...Read More
Categories: sweep, heart, life, me, men, soulmate,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member Romantic Moon
beneath dusk twilight
briskness of the night
off a bumpy quiet foot
path, deeper into
root of virgin forest
towards narrow a patch.

breathless, beneath
thick mixed coppice
nightingales croon,
nature sleeps.

moon views with romantic
pleasure upon scintillating
obsidian hue lake.

natures breath held
briefest of hesitations
fish breaks the surface
ripples sweep swirling
beyond the...Read More
Categories: sweep, imagery, love, nature,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Meld of Muses

My mind is a house with a thousand rooms
That burst at the seams with recollections 
In vain I have tried with a thousand brooms
To sweep the excess of stacked projections.

So often I sift through each fading page
Intending to shred what...Read More
Categories: sweep, memory, time,
Form: Sonnet
Bluest Roses
I have always like rose flowers but not fully bloomed, not bloomed fully 
I had an ideal perfect rose that was colored blue or blue in color for me 
I fantasized of my love one day suprising me 
I wanted...Read More
Categories: sweep, baby, blue, death, feelings, flower, heartbreak, rose,
Form: Lyric