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Water Poems | Examples of Water Poetry

Water Poems. Below are examples of poems about water. This list of water poems is composed of the works of modern international poet members of 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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List of Water Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Premium Member Poem Tropical Skies - Haiku Winged Warrior Haiku color, sky, water,
Loving the Tao of Laozi Anil Deo Verse water, child abuse, environment, flower,
A TEA NAMED GREEN Ann Gilmour Rhyme moon, sky, space, water,
Luscious Light of a Silvery Moon Sanford Weir Quatrain moon, sensual, water,
Haunted Ocean M. L. Kiser Choka water, halloween, ocean, scary, sea,
The Dawning David O'Haolin Whalen Couplet water, appreciation, blessing, dark, day,
Premium Member Poem Lady At The Lake Tom Cunningham Sonnet death, memorial, water, woman,
Premium Member Poem Haiku 1-2-3 Jesse Rowe Haiku rain, water,
Premium Member Poem The Waterfall Marc Acrich Prose water,
Premium Member Poem Ballad Of The Brook Carol Connell Haiku water, beauty, image, nature, simile,

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Rainy Day Carpe Diem
by Sheri Fresonke Harper
Though the wind comes from the far north,
whips your cheeks, ruffles your wet clothes,
so you cower shoulders to ears
within your coat, warm coat, safe coat,
take...

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Carpe Diem | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: life, rain, song, water,

Let Go
by Matthew Morton
They say it's hard out there
But they never tried
Witness to television
Not to life

Sitting on their thrones
Of paisley print fabric
Holding the chalice of hypocrisy
And consuming the...

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Blank verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: water, baptism, destiny, peace, philosophy,

My Brown Lawn
by curtis johnson
When God doesn't send rain directly to my brown lawn, the lawn looks to me
Whether he knows it or not, I am one one God's...

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Enclosed Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: flower, green, water,

Dance of the Droplets
by Andy Sprouse
Tears from the sky fall to their rest
in the earth outside your window,
on the flowers found there abreast,
soothing with their steady flow.

In the wind you...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: water, music, nature, rain, storm,

The Well Runs Dry
by matthew harris
Couched in the
     concept of a well,
     (which supplied the water
     for faded...

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Elegiac Lyric | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: water, 10th grade, 12th grade,

Tea Time
by Myles Keener
Morning, five and night,
Boiling water to calm nerves,
Peaceful chamomile....

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Haiku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: water,

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Whatsoever He Saith
by Carol Connell
Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.
These words of Mary to servants were spoken.
Their obedience to Jesus would be the token
of a miracle. They were...

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Enclosed Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: water, god, jesus, miracle, perspective,

Hose Anna
by Rico Leffanta
A girl with an hose in Old Tucson
Was trying to water a new lawn
But a neighbour's dog
And pot-bellied hog
Found something new they could chew on...

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Limerick | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: water, animal, culture, dog, funny,

Watch your step
by Lily Oldfield
Meet  me by the fountains brink
bring your quill and maybe ink
for you are all ones that blink
20, 40 count them all
but watch your step...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: 4th grade, mystery, water,

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Final Falling Leaves Conference
by Gerald Dillenbeck
The United Nation of Trees
held their annual Falling Leaves Conference.

I was invited as a silent witness
and a loudly investigating reporter,
recorder of curious water-bearing and leaking...

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Political Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: water, betrayal, earth, health, integrity,

River Song
by M. L. Kiser
Flowing river of silver light; play your eternal song.  

World traveler on a mission; quench the thirst of many souls.

Endearing river, sign your name...

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Sijo | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: water, earth, environment, nature, river,

Riptide wilderness
by SCOTT TUNSTALL
Lunar swimming in angry cerulean torrents
swiftly as primeval passing of blue equinox
sea-born of indomitable nautical command
to envelop cloaked within mother the ocean

Remembering in-utero wild amniotic...

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Romanticism | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: water, beauty, devotion, environment, visionary,

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Marriage
by Gerald Dillenbeck
Resilient!
called Resonant,
sitting in their tree

Kind
Integrity
Silent
Synergetic
Investigations
Needing
Glue

First
closer Resilient
Then 
Lovely Resonance
Then comes EarthMother
in Her water-born
WinWin land-lover carriage...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: water, earth, happiness, health, humor,

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Clouds Eclipse The Moon
by Brenda Chiri
My struggles 
wearing on my tired body
I lay down in the liquid coolness

The moon's pull slowly forcing the wetness 
to creep higher 
up my body
as...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: water, courage, endurance, moon, self,

Jaws
by W.A. CHOLT
Every time 
I get in the water 
That scene from Jaws 
Comes to mind 
The shark devouring Quint.

       ...

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Tanka | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: fish, scary, water,

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Chasing Unicorns
by Mark Toney
Unicorn float stuck

Unicorn startups' luck...

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Couplet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: water, business, happy, humorous, poetry,

Undertow
by mermaid girl
On the surface the water is nice,
To step in and swim would cost you no price
But when you step in, you feel a sharp pull
It...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: water, allusion, conflict, corruption, judgement,

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Water-Fire-and-Earth
by Ronald A. Williams
Water; Wet Fluid
Fire: Chemical Combustion
Earth, Soil Surface: Grand!

...

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Haiku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: water, appreciation, creation, earth, fire,

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BUBBLE
by Line Gauthier


bubble bath
closing my eyes to see
the waterlilies



posted on August 26, 2018...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: water, flower, imagery, imagination, inspirational,

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Lake before dawn
by Gershon Wolf
ghosts drifting away... 

   freshwater lake ... before dawn

      ... greetings ... morning sun
...

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Haiku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: morning, sun, water,