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Water Poems | Examples of Water Poetry

Water Poems - Examples of all types of water poetry to share and read. This list of water poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, and famous examples of water poetry. This list of works about water is an excellent resource for examples on how to write water poems.
Hugh, Ron, Eery
When Hugh and Ron got drunk together and pissed a lake of mighty size, their eery neighbor also spilled it and let his eery waters rise. By far superior was another with depths of thirteen hundred feet. His superiority was awesome which...Read More
Categories: funny, humorous, water,
Form: Rhyme

And here I am, jeans rolled up to the knees, barefoot, wading the shallows with arguments tugging at my feet, pulling me out as if answers were waiting beyond where the water lifts into breaking waves, the calm on the end of a...Read More
Categories: song, sunset, water,
Form: Free verse
Drip drip go the icicles, Hanging from the frozen gutter, Plinking off the bicycles, Falling with a splutter. Blip blip go the icicles, Dripping from their glassy towers, Twinkling in their endless cycles, Melting in icy showers. Crik crik go the icicles, Freezing in...Read More
Categories: nature, snow, water, weather,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Lets Rhyme
Soon it will be a cold winter's day, hot chocolate is great for any holiday. I want to go out and play, let's go riding in a sleigh. Now to stop at the big buffet,...Read More
Categories: water, bird, body, day, food,
Form: Monorhyme
Premium Member Love
The sun starts it's day peeking over the blue horizon, bright lights will shine on the blue sea. What a way to welcome another a new day, cool air surrounding you like a warm blanket....Read More
Categories: water, beach, bird, blue, kiss,
Form: Free verse

Fullness in an empty mug
Does an empty jar weep? 6 Crying wine or water 6 My hollow bowl thirsty 6 You scream for wet matter 6 Yet you lie like a dry monk 7 Patiently waiting for me 7 Your mouth opened to be...Read More
Categories: water, addiction, drink, hyperbole, longing,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Along the Water's Edge
The pond is the finest of mirrors, never showing exactly what is above, but converting it to a image so beautifully smudged and broken. The weeping willow, the soft clouds above, all become a Monet...Read More
Categories: silence, water, winter,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member Wanament
Water is essential to everyone All species need H2O to survive No one can live without this weapon A dehydrated lion will die in Minutes without any type of liquid Eternal God, I thank and glorify you Nights and days for...Read More
Categories: water, conflict, courage, independence day,
Form: Free verse
I'm not done with you yet
To be the ones to see that storm Rage across the jungle And witness the light arcing in flames From sky to horizon To feel the imminent thunder rumble To the pads of your toes. How close will it come? At...Read More
Categories: water, adventure, environment, light, rainforest,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Let's Rhyme
Beneath the sky, a mirror serene, the lake, Rippling reflections, a dance for beauty's sake. In dawn's embrace, the lake awakes, A masterpiece, where serenity takes. Sunset hues in a palette ablaze, Painting the waters in a...Read More
Categories: love, water,
Form: Monorhyme
Premium Member Corner of the Bayou in New Orleans
Old timers say there’s a corner of the bayou in New Orleans Where booby footed pelicans and pink lovebirds are seen in a totem made along with turtle who has a needle nose and wildly colored chameleon who...Read More
Categories: water,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Ripples of the Deep in Time
I see how the Water walks with me It, so much better flowing then I Yet I, the better, more luckier... For I can rise to the upper banks That Water has not seen since the Spring-rains They, gleefully raising...Read More
Categories: water, dance, dream, extended metaphor,
Form: Free verse
Suffocating By my own hands. Falling apart, I’m my own demise. When last did I breathe? Why can’t I now? Falling off The edge of the cliff, Failure to grasp Onto something; anything. Beneath the water I plunge, Sinking down. Should have learned How to swim When I had the...Read More
Categories: water, dark, deep, emotions, fear,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Replenished
As I walk through the woods, I see darkness within. Down by my feet is a discarded Dragon skin. A Dragon whose body has grown to larger frame, But the forest grows smaller and stays not the same. The...Read More
Categories: environment, fantasy, myth, water,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Shine on
lighthouses... beacons framed by murky water's depths... truth's radiation...Read More
Categories: light, truth, water,
Form: Haiku

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