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Symbols Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of symbols 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 symbols.

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A Brief History of Angels
In the history of medieval religious art
angels are assigned an important part.
Yet you’ll never see one depicted fat,
overweight or obese or anything like that
because they don’t eat three meals a day
like humans do, therefore slim and trim stay.
And why they...Read More
Categories: symbols, angel, humor,
Form: Didactic

Prisoner of my Language
We study our language when we are just born.
First, we touch and hear, taste and smell, and then we see.
We put a name on it.  And we repeat it back by sound, motion, and symbols.

Some words we cannot really...Read More
Categories: symbols, language,
Form: Free verse
the unconscious
      a source of images&actions
      in disguise&gestures
      with slips of tongue
       ...Read More
Categories: symbols, inspiration,
Form: Verse
Premium Member For Every Kiss
"Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,"*
They very soon will fade away,
Rosebuds, those symbols of romance,
Gather them while ye have the chance,
Lay them before your lady fair,
One for every kiss you share.

*Robert Herrick...Read More
Categories: symbols, poets, romance, rose,
Form: Lay
Premium Member Tattoo Buds
Written by Gail DeBole
on March 7, 2020

Zeekie and Mildred were buds.
Neither thought the other a dud.
Friendship so true.
They each had a tattoo
As symbols of undying love....Read More
Categories: symbols, cat, cute love, dog, friendship, friendship love,
Form: Limerick

Premium Member Sassy Marilyn Monroe
Sassy Lady
A blond bombshell beauty, 
Sensual cornflower blue eyes 
That dropped men to their knees

I watched that 
Sassy lady one night 
On the southwest corner 
Of Lexington Avenue 
And 52nd street

In a white dress
I listen to the
Click, click, click
As she...Read More
Categories: symbols, imagery, imagination, love,
Form: Free verse
Pitching electioneering, albeit Democratic ticket
Pitching electioneering, albeit Democratic ticket...
as 2020 presidential election nearing
pleading joshing, and endearing...

The choice for commander in chief dum...
dum... dum... dum..
will winnow down, thus
political prognosticator pundits
no longer remain mum
between Donald John Trump,
whose second term win,
would find yours truly numb

versus Joseph Robinette...Read More
Categories: symbols, 12th grade, america, grave, humorous, november, political,
Form: Political Verse
My adult on-set Type 11 diabetes point system
I have been an adult one-set diabetic since 1998.  I have developed a point system to help me keep track and better manage my diabetes.

The normal blood sugar range is between 80-130.  In my system, I would refer...Read More
Categories: symbols, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 6th
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Woodwards
In the black forests of my mind,
Where the seeds of experience 
Have become the trees of memory,
Searching those dark woods I find

Too many trees have aged in shame,
Standing grey and gaunt before me,
Muttering from leaf to leaf
Their morbid curses on...Read More
Categories: symbols, allusion, america, confusion, dark, sorrow, tree,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member POETRY and the PICTURESQUE
out of the particular
                  a birds wing
                ...Read More
Categories: symbols, art, poetry,
Form: Verse

Premium Member Valentine Sonnet
I bring to you no fragrant roses red
For they in little time will wilt and fade
Nor chocolate bonbons wrapped in velvet bed
Their flavour soon will wane the taste buds jade
No painted card with sentimental verse
Have I transmitted to delight your...Read More
Categories: symbols, love,
Form: Verse
Premium Member The grave that was a heart
I didn’t want to leave you in the place where you had died
The doctors heard  me singing as I sat by your side
And the people with cut fingers and burns from   the chip oil
Wondered what was happening...Read More
Categories: symbols, analogy, eve, family, fate,
Form: Rhyme
a rose by any form
a rose symbols love

with thorns, a stem and petals

a flowers magic

Haiku contest nature
January 30,2020

...Read More
Categories: symbols, love,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member POETRY trad and modern
                ...Read More
Categories: symbols, poetry, writing,
Form: Verse
La Mezquita
Massed crowds of all creeds jostle to enter

Inside cool air and dim light calms the soul

Eyes gaze around this spiritual centre

Built form and faith symbols create a whole

In the greatest mosque squats the Christian place

Two toned stacked arches on columns...Read More
Categories: symbols, spanish, spiritual, travel,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member The Awakening

Poetry paints pictures,
using a colorful pallet of expressive words
a poet draws emotions by coloring outside the lines
while scribbling thoughts onto a page.
A wordsmith's craft
enables the reader to feel, touch, smell and see what the
words are conveying and not merely hear...Read More
Categories: symbols, 10th grade, 11th grade, art, imagination, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Driving Test

Every traffic laws read between the lines,
All test taken are never quite the same,
Read the instructions, and learn all the signs,

Follow the directions and learn the guidelines,
Being fully aware is part of the game,
Every traffic laws read between the lines,

Never...Read More
Categories: symbols, car, character,
Form: Villanelle
Premium Member come here, my sweet - let us love
o, my love –
how i used to quest the ethers for none but you-
always seeking symbols of you,
your fathomless eyes gaze into mine,
                 ...Read More
Categories: symbols, longing, love, meaningful, sensual,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Oxford Sonnet
An Oxford Sonnet

We came again to city of spires and dreams
There: were England's aspirations built and carved
In honeyed stone of Jurassic coral seas
Where minds are sculpted, nurtured and preserved
From ancient college, fount of Nation's learning
Beyond oak doors, The High tells...Read More
Categories: symbols, city,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Shadow Lights
Shadow Lights

Have you ever noticed? 
When you sit your hands upon the keys. 
If you close your eyes, 
just right...
not too tight, no peeking, but still
they move all on their own. 
They hear things we have yet to listen too....Read More
Categories: symbols, angel, dance, grandfather, grandmother, grandparents, happiness, happy,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Inspirational Blessings and Greetings for the New Year
Greetings to each of you my dearly beloved brothers and sisters. Please read these seventeen blessings rendered for you in God's grace:

I. May God’s love for the new year grant you joy and inspiration overcoming trials and tribulation with patience...Read More
Categories: symbols, bible, blessing, devotion, inspirational, jesus, love, wisdom,
Form: Pastoral
An Obscenity Trial
An Obscenity Trial
by Michael R. Burch
The defendant was a poet held in many iron restraints
against whom several critics cited numerous complaints.
They accused him of trying to reach the "common crowd,"
and they said his poems incited recitals far too loud.
...Read More
Categories: symbols, poems, poetry, poets, society, voice, words, writing,
Form: Verse
Premium Member A CITYSCAPE remind




twin blocks-

              of the
...Read More
Categories: symbols, america, poetry, tribute,
Form: Ekphrasis
Premium Member Write is never wrong
Do you think that you can’t write a verse
Free or formed, a villanelle or song
 Do you fear the  end , so feel accursed?

The first words are banana,gold and terse
Start from that new sentence on your tongue
Do you think...Read More
Categories: symbols, allegory, allusion, angst, imagery, innocence, writing,
Form: Villanelle
Premium Member Thief of Glory
Thief of Glory 
Faded flowers, 
dead on the table, 
no vase, no water, 
no blood, 
no sacrifice, 
of time, sweat, tears, 
years and fears. 

Regardless of the race, 
unable to meet the rules, 
making up your own, 
to go...Read More
Categories: symbols, anger, art, child abuse, endurance, holocaust, sick,
Form: Free verse