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Water Poems

Water Poems. Read and share great examples of poetry about water. This list of water poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of water poetry. This list of works about water is an excellent resource for examples on how to write water poems.

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2 Dog Caught
2 Dog Caught
There was no more playing
Or being seen by the locals
One man saw the dog
He made a plan and acted
He stole and kidnapped the dog
Taking him to his house
To cook alive and eat
A nice meal for him and his...Read More
Categories: water, death, dog, evil,
Form: Blank verse

Premium Member Gorgeous Day for Steelhead Trout
The sun peeks out in a shy way,
Unsure whether the day is to be cool or warm
Pink clouds parade their truth in a dark sky
Appearing fiery as a well stoked campfire

The dock is silent; not a peep.
Fish slumber in cold...Read More
Categories: water, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 7th
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member And We Call It
And We Call It……

Sprinkles, drizzles,
Mists and downpours;
Torrents, cloudbursts
Liquid sunshine;
Showers, deluge,
Mists and squalls,
Gully washers -
Thunder showers.

Pelting, pounding,
Soaking, drenching;
Dancing, pouring
Cats and dogs;
Bursting, drifting
Floating, falling,
Coming down
In buckets.

Comes in summer
Rides on thunder,
Comes in autumn
Twirls on whirlwinds;
Comes in winter
Plays with blizzards;
Comes in springtime
Floats on breezes.

Puddles,...Read More
Categories: water, rain, weather,
Form: Free verse
Not Condemn but to persuade
Say goodbye to the masquerade.
Let Light come in, let darkness fade.
The Word we cannot sugar coat.
It’s what separates the sheep from the goat.
But we simply can’t throw stones.
Or leave the fire shut up in our bones.
We cannot water down the...Read More
Categories: water, christian, gospel,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Grandma's Dill Pickle
I can still smell the scent of pickling spice drifting through the house-

a pickle is just a cucumber, whether it is a cuke, spear, or coin
in a brine of white vinegar, water, spices and pickling salt
and left to ferment for...Read More
Categories: water, food,
Form: List

Last night
I poured some memories into a glass 
They didn’t fill it, not at all
The bottle was almost empty 
When I started pouring
Someone else’s history
I sipped, gulped, finished it
I always drink too quickly
When I like the taste
Such a stupid thing...Read More
Categories: water, break up, cry, dark, depression, friend, grief,
Form: Free verse

I was in a funk,
In a state of debunk
In a state of despair
Depressed and hollowed out
All I could do is just shout

Help me
Help me
Help me Lord God, Help me out
In my desperation I prayed,
And this is what God said
My son,...Read More
Categories: water, appreciation, blessing, devotion, encouraging, god, hope, jesus,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Naomi's and Stanley Torment - The Villanelle Of The Home
Naomi's and Stanley Torment - The Villanelle Of The Home

Naomi couldn't stop thinking about the home
It was just so splendid and perfect
so excited that she was approved of, the loan 

That morning, Naomi was shocked by the stones
All around the...Read More
Categories: water, analogy, anxiety, business, feelings, house,
Form: Villanelle
Beloved Lord Jesus
Beloved Lord Jesus!
How I do love Thee.
Worship and adore
Thee. Pleading for
mercy.  Falling,
Falling face down 
before Thee.
I pledge mine
sacred honor to Thee.

Beloved Lord Jesus!
How wonderful fair
Thou are.  More
precious than
diamonds.  And
more valuable 
than either
silver or gold.

Beloved Lord Jesus!
More colorful...Read More
Categories: water, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 6th
Form: Lyric
Premium Member STORM DENNIS
A bolt blazens the night sky.
Zigzag volts sizzle air to ozone
that forks, stabs groundwards,
leaves micro-second image 
etched on the retina.

Sadly, this show suffers
the abscence of percussion.
Drums, cymbals, lost in the hills.
Seconds on, discordant mumbles
arrive for the finale.
...Read More
Categories: environment, water, weather, wind, winter,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The River

Inside the water 
where they float or sway in their rusting roots
are horse tackle,
unhinged parts of eighteen wheelers,
a girl on a tricycle, her bones still cycling in the drifting meld
circle squirrel and possum pelts,
The sludge of a dredging flow
tows...Read More
Categories: water, poetry,
Form: Free verse
In,pin,safety pin
I see a Jinn
Near the dustbin
Making chapati to undo my sins
I love my Lord
He is the maker of each thing
I am a woman and He is the God
Each drop of water in this pod
Sings His grace and glory
For God...Read More
Categories: water, adventure, allah, anniversary, baby, beauty, best friend,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Together
Shall have my act together,
My rhymes will come real clear.
Stamping with such confidence
Without no doubt nor fear.

Some days I am muddle,
Some nights don’t flow with song,
Will skip this road of ruggedness
Then shall soar along.

For what is bound will come in...Read More
Categories: water, encouraging, endurance, inspirational, poetry, words, writing,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Micromanaging
Micro-managing her employees is what she does best.
Showing them how to use a spatula, stapler and scissors
Assuming they cannot pour water into a sink without her supervision
The employees have their resumes out in all directions
And her uncle who hired her...Read More
Categories: water, work,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Conversion
HEAR the quiet sea
SEE the man looking for me
ME hiding from him
HIM with simple eye
AYE his words I hear
HEAR the quiet sea

THINK the time has come
COME take life's water free
FREE yourself from sin's grip
GRIP hold of the real life
LIFE everlasting...Read More
Categories: water, christian, faith, inspiration,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member When Was It Ever Great
Ask if we'll ever see the end of wars and you're bound to hear,
that it will never happen, not in a thousand years.
I hear you loud and clear, but I just don't accept it.
For someone who hasn't done their homework,...Read More
Categories: water, america,
Form: Rhyme
A Castle In The Sand
You and I should go and build a castle in the sand,
With the moats and other stuff making it look grand,
As we build we'll dream a lot of knights and ladies fair,
While sea gulls fly above our heads in wonderment...Read More
Categories: friendship, fun, memory, sea, sweet, water, youth,
Form: Rhyme
Save water
Colourless water
Life is full of all colours
Save water, save life....Read More
Categories: water, nature,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member River Stones

These are the stones
that ground nails and sharpened talons,
they have slid under mountains of ice and fire,
have been polished by the glacial dead.

The stones endure now in layers of motion and stillness,
some are wind-tools shaped by a tireless chisel,
other’s glint...Read More
Categories: water, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Morning Perambulations of a Carp
At the rim of the reflecting pool
the water bristles with morning light.
Slowly it emerges from a depth

of primordial murky browns 
and greens, as though it and its watery
world had just been created. 

Its reddish-gold scales and ghostly 
tipped white tail...Read More
Categories: water, fish,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Swallowed


in the belly of the whale
epiphany rips my waves

more than a stone ripples 5
12 disciples 
bare feet floating on yesterday’s grave

walk on water

in the belly of the whale
epiphany rips my waves

saltwater tears taste
an elixir 
Communion of the Brave

A wake


(LadyLabyrinth...Read More
Categories: water, courage, future, spiritual,
Form: Free verse
persians pickled
firm and crunchy,
thin and pint size -
spice them with little red flakes
and briny water.
pack them side by side
in a sparkling jar.

twist, pop that top,
fork-stab those
puckery suckers.

alongside a sandwich -
perhaps a plump pastrami
with dumplings drizzled
with thick and  savory gravy
or...Read More
Categories: water, food,
Form: Verse
Premium Member My Friend with Privileges
How shall I begin,
we say we're not a couple,
but we had been living together 
since I don't know when.
Why I can tell you how the day will go 
by the way she breaks wind.
Now I'll say good morning, 
no matter...Read More
Categories: water, cute love, fantasy, humor, life, meaningful,
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: water, anger, bereavement, city, death, environment, farewell, heart,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member I Am That I Am---Without End
I Am That I Am…Without End…

Listen, my heart is a soul drum
Beating the spiritual rhythms 
Of the sojourning struggle of life—
Pumping pulsating blood inking
The notes of our story—flowing 
From the past to the present—banked
In the here and now—waiting to cascade
Into...Read More
Categories: water, allegory, analogy, black african american, extended metaphor,
Form: Dramatic Verse

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