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Syracuse Poems

Syracuse Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of syracuse 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 syracuse.

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Hymn to Aphrodite
Hymn to Aphrodite
by Sappho
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

Immortal Aphrodite, throned in splendor!
Wile-weaving daughter of Zeus, enchantress, and beguiler!
I implore you, dread mistress, discipline me no longer
with love's anguish!

But come to me once again in kindness,
heeding my prayers as you...Read More
Categories: syracuse, crush, desire, girlfriend, god, grief, heaven, women,
Form: Sapphic stanza

Premium Member Salt City Syracuse
Salt City Syracuse, You dwell in Mid State,
You are used for testing new products,
Rebuild, rebuild where you are,
15th Ward East, Southside of town,
81 came it decimated you,
Know home you know more,
81, Upstate Med is now,
What is the emotion of families...Read More
Categories: syracuse, absence, change, conflict, courage, emotions, encouraging, family,
Form: ABC
Premium Member Turkish Holiday Humour or turk tatil mizah


Did you hear about old Forest Gump
Went up to do a parachute jump
Gave the rip cord a jerk
Found out it didn't work
Hit the ground with one hell of a thump...


In the care home was an old...Read More
Categories: syracuse, humor,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member UNQUOTABLE QUOTES: XLVII - Tongue-Twisting Epigrams

If you want to « have » your cake and « eat » it at one and the same time, simple enough, just split it into two equal parts like an isosceles triangle into two...Read More
Categories: syracuse, england, humor, satire, sensual,
Form: Epigram
The Fiddler

She was raised on the shorelines of Lake Wawasee
her mother a full-blooded Miami
and her father now buried on Syracuse Hill 
said she will have his eyes. 

She’ll always remember the day that he died
with fading breath he called her to...Read More
Categories: syracuse, dedication, father, father daughter, tribute,
Form: Ballad

Premium Member This Is Part Of My Story
On a snowy Sunday night in the City of Syracuse, NY, as I sit at my computer and write part of my story from the past.
The weather is very cold outside and I am snuggled up in a comfortable position...Read More
Categories: syracuse, africa, age, black african american, blessing, child,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Bleeding Before Rome -1
The bombers began to bleed
their heavy tears of death
from 20,000 feet above the breathless battlefield, 
B-17 Flying Fortress formations
moving with apocalyptic aplomb
the shadows of high metal crosses by the hundreds
rippling along the rugged roman earth
bringing a crescending growl and the...Read More
Categories: syracuse, culture, heart, war, world war ii,
Form: Epic
I Live Here
Do you know where I live?
I live in Rome
I live in Greece
I live in Egypt too
These three great kingdoms of antiquity
have all faded into obscurity
So I ask you,
do you know where I live?
Syracuse once was a great city
in ancient Rome
Philadelphia...Read More
Categories: syracuse, allusion, spiritual, truth,
Form: Bio
A Sad Story Told From a Battlefield
He didn’t have a native land, 
therefore, he had no reminiscences of any sort,
neither good nor ill, other than reckless killing 
at the battlefield where he was compulsorily taken into 
and deployed to fight unwanted fight: the legend of warmhearted...Read More
Categories: syracuse, dark, death, lonely, myth, pain, war,
Form: Free verse
New York Poets 800th Poem
Considering all the people there, it’s a big state!
Many members from New York have talent that's great.
Poets hail from Syracuse, Rochester, Albany,
Plattsburgh, Scarsdale, White Plains, or Schenectady.
They may come from Niagara Falls or Binghamton,
or one of the five boroughs such...Read More
Categories: syracuse, dedication, on writing and words, people, places,
Form: Rhyme

The Seventy-Sixers
When Philadelphians wanted to see a basketball game,
the “Warriors” was their first team’s name.
They had several players achieving great fame.
Familiar names included Joe Fulks and Paul Arizin.
They were joined by Tom Gola and Wilt Chamberlain.
However, it was in the year...Read More
Categories: syracuse, history, sports, basketball,
Form: Rhyme
A Lilt for Archimedes
Oh Syracuse, Syracuse,
A bright star born to you.
This genius of three was touched by a muse.
Pi, levers, bringing a king great mirth;
With his brilliance this man moved the earth.

Oh goddess of the moon,
Indelible event!
Your festival doth give cause to swoon.
Circles,...Read More
Categories: syracuse, history, people
Form: I do not know?
Archimedes - The First Pioneering Streaker of History !
Friends , I present to you a slice of History about the ancient Greek scientist and 
mathematician Archimedes , who ran naked across the street
of Syracuse , in his birthday suit, after he discovered the Theory of Buoyancy , with...Read More
Categories: syracuse, historylost, birthday, history, lost,
Form: Narrative