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Sylvan Poems

Sylvan Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of sylvan 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 sylvan.

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Crazy Horse's Naming Vision
Crazy Horse's Naming Vision
by Michael R. Burch

Earthbound,
and yet I now fly
through these clouds that are aimlessly drifting...
so high
that no sound
echoing by
below where the mountains are lifting
the sky
can be heard.

Like a bird,
but not meek,
like a hawk from a distance regarding its...Read More
Categories: sylvan, bird, native american, spiritual, storm, violence, visionary,
Form: Verse



Amid the Sylvan Shade
******This poem had special appeal to me in that a friend had brought up that I had a talent for poetry and he encouraged me to write more. I was very proud of this piece, which was written at one...Read More
Categories: sylvan, mythology, nature, peace,
Form: Classicism
Premium Member A SWEETHEART ROMANCE
Hearken to my call, Sweetheart,
beneath the stellar windowpane -
the garden of the fairy child’s refrain.

A white foam sea of lattices part
the way, leading to the gloam
of sylvan green - grass blushing

against our tender toes, that roam,
with happily ever laughter, crushing

burgeoning...Read More
Categories: sylvan, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A POET'S SINCERE SURMISE



       silent, sparkling, saturating,silver
       streaked-sky...

       sleeping, sonneteers,in states of 
       sky-castles snore...

    ...Read More
Categories: sylvan, poetry, poets,
Form: Alliteration
Earthbound
Tashunka Witko, better known as Crazy Horse, had a vision of a red-tailed hawk at Sylvan Lake, South Dakota. In his vision he saw himself riding a spirit horse, flying through a storm, as the hawk flew above him, shrieking....Read More
Categories: sylvan, native american,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member My Warm Heart


My warm heart blooms with infectious laughter. 

Gentle instrumental music follows 

long after fine lively songbird swallows

touch on swift passing hours of another. 

Section; drape white sylvan fragrant bower

as today swells with late playful sunshine. 

Shadows cast long and short...Read More
Categories: sylvan, bereavement,
Form: Enclosed Rhyme
Premium Member Dream Guide
He waits in a sylvan wood
mentor cloaked in
orange and black;
courage is the lesson
of this spirit of prey.

Empirical justice is
the swords he wields;
a traveler of astral light; 
journeyman of the stars.

Daughter of Artemus,
and lifelong totem
hunting ethereal woodlands
sustenance of my soul;
silken-furred guide,
I...Read More
Categories: sylvan, dream, philosophy, poems, poetry, psychological, spiritual, visionary,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Guardian
It was supposed to be a hiking trip
but, turned into more than that;
an experience like no other.
Just around the sylvan bend,
celestial light glowing;
unearthly gossamer orb
ethereal voice warning,
“there’s a cliff ahead!”
Miracles do happen,
I’ve lived to tell the tale;
if I’d walked one...Read More
Categories: sylvan, angel, miracle, poems, poetry,
Form: Free verse
By the River
The frenzied city far away 
Abandoned for a calmer day 

Now relish Devon’s autumn hues  
That gild the trees and tint the views 

Blissful hours beside the river 
A sudden gust; the branches quiver 

A seedpod falls to float...Read More
Categories: sylvan, autumn, nature, peace,
Form: Rhyme
Island in a Lake
Every morning... every evening,
he feels like an island in a lake,
a deep lake glistening in lithesome ripples.
His cranky old face sees an illuminated white lotus, 
withering in shades of shaggy eyebrows and wrinkled hands.
The sylvan lake in his eyes still...Read More
Categories: sylvan, age, loneliness, mountains, pain,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member Advent of Spring 2
ADVENT OF SPRING

It was as though a sign had been received.     
The master plan, held back, now causing stirring
As if nature’s endocrines had been released
Flooding all the world with catalytic spurring

Pre-dawn the Song Thrush first perceived...Read More
Categories: sylvan, nature,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Greenwood - Villanelle
The Greenwood - Villanelle

     Under the ancient greenwood’s leafy shade,
     Beneath the hornbeam and the spreading oak
     Where moonglow shines into the sylvan glade

    ...Read More
Categories: sylvan, celebration, dance, fairy, fantasy, music, night,
Form: Villanelle
Sipping Cider with my Sweetheart
Sylvan surroundings of a Sanatorium 
With cold wind biting the boulevard...
In pallid rays of winter sun, I recuperated.

"Hey, I am your new nurse"...
A light blue scarf came in a tint of white.

Wow!, Wasn't she my Carolina?..
Lost ten years ago in...Read More
Categories: sylvan, autumn, cute love, fire, lost love, love
Form: Free verse
The Blossoms From The Tree of Life
When blossoms fall
From the tree of life
Their ash will feed its roots
And bloom away the strife 
These ambassadors of hearts and smiles 
And handshakes
These caretakers of souls 
Theses brothers and sisters 
And mothers and fathers
And husbands and wives
And grandmothers and...Read More
Categories: sylvan, life,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Phantom Lovers
Phantom Lovers

      Where pallid wraiths gather in sylvan shade,
      Their whisperings sound in the grey cloaked air,
      As down fog walled paths to unsounding glade
...Read More
Categories: sylvan, longing, loss,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member ONCE AGAIN
Once again our nation…our world…is mired…in a sad and gloomy fog
as 11 more people have been massacred in a Pittsburgh synagogue…

11 innocent people praying one minute…the next ceasing to exist 
11 innocent people added to a long and growing list.

Once...Read More
Categories: sylvan, hate,
Form: Verse
Premium Member My Waning Years
My Waning Years

As my waning years return me to reverie
I dream about the days we spent with sylvan trees
As sunset casts its golden glow on canopies
And you and I thought our love would last eternally.

Love had us mesmerized under its...Read More
Categories: sylvan, autumn, romantic love,
Form: Enclosed Rhyme
Refurbished Fairy Tales: The real skinny on Snow White
You've heard of Snow White
And the story reported
Of the seven wee dudes
With whom she consorted.
Well, here's the actual skinny
On what really occurred,
Just another example
Of how stories get blurred.

The facts are quite shocking,
Some may be offended,
But read on, if you dare,
Discretion...Read More
Categories: sylvan, humor,
Form: Light Verse
The Byes
The river Sid flows fast and free
At Sidmouth where it winds its way
Through ancient woodland to the sea.

A real gem all will agree,
Like Lakeland beck its waters gay,
The river Sid flows fast and free.

Its laughing waters sing with glee,
Flow crystal...Read More
Categories: sylvan, nature, river,
Form: Villanelle
Premium Member Naked to Nurture Naked, to Nurture
Naked to Nurture.  Naked, to Nurture.



Why not naked into woods?
We yank up gumboots.
Enshroud our piggies in wicking and itching sockbags.
Hoping to holdfast against the forfeiture of bought heat.

The city slickers in their shiny slickers
clasp and buckle, zip and bundle
before...Read More
Categories: sylvan, art, philosophy, tree,
Form: Free verse
Love Letter 11
    Oh Echo please, my love reprise
    From mountains high to valleys deep.
    Wherein these words we share resound,
    While drifting on a summers breeze,
   ...Read More
Categories: sylvan, crush, love, myth,
Form: Verse
Spring Time
How lovely lies this gentle season's face,
upon the fields and plains that fore were cold.
her sway turns winter scenes to days of gold.
Renewing life for trees and kind with grace,

Now she adorns tall mountain peaks with lace
oft melting snow that...Read More
Categories: sylvan, spring,
Form: Italian Sonnet
Premium Member Spring Sonnet
Spring Sonnet

Elevate my senses with your flowers
In spacious fields where they are free to grow.
Deep in fragrant flora I could spend hours
Refreshed by rain where gentle breezes blow.

The snow has melted, now a flowing stream
Where Earth's creatures feast below the...Read More
Categories: sylvan, flower, nature, spring,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member In Praise of Footpaths
IN PRAISE OF FOOTPATHS

Across the land a web of footpaths weave
The veins that nourished nation’s interaction
Cross chalk down ridge, vale, sylvan lane, conceived
By feet of ancient Britons, Celt and Saxon

A parallel web of thought now spreads world wide
Where words not...Read More
Categories: sylvan, history, philosophy,
Form: Sonnet
Body or Soul
Body or Soul

Too often, when looking back, when memories grip
the mind and remind the heart of their sting
while breathing life into the days that sing
of when heart tempted heart and lip brushed lip.
That once there was no fitting time for...Read More
Categories: sylvan, passion,
Form: Italian Sonnet