Poem Samples

Poetry is quite a deep form of writing, combining metaphor, sound, tone, diction, and many other aspects of writing together. Read our samples of poems to learn more about how to write poems on your own.

The Exposed Nest by Robert Frost

You were forever finding some new play. So when I saw you down on hands and knees In the meadow, busy with the new-cut hay,…

Ode to a Grecian Urn by John Keats

Thou still unravished bride of quietness! Thou foster-child of silence and slow time, Sylvan historian, who canst thus express A flow’ry tale more sweetly than…

Poem Sample “Wall Street at Night”

Long vast shapes cooled and flushed with darkness lidless windows glazed with a flashing luster from some little pert café chirping up like a sparrow.…

“Revised Evening”

The light passes from ridge to ridge from flower to flower the hepaticas, widespread under the light grow faint the petals reach inward blue tips…

Ode on a Grecian Urn by John Keats

Thou still unravished bride of quietness! Thou foster-child of silence and slow time, Sylvan historian, who canst thus express A flow’ry tale more sweetly than…

“Work” by Elizabeth Browning

What are we set on earth for? Say, to toil; Nor seek to leave thy tending of the vines For all the heat o’ the…

Fire and Ice

Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I’ve tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire.…

Tanka

Tanka is a form of poetry from Japan, using only 5 lines of 5-7-5-7-7 syllables respectively. Tanka usually express emotions about a lover or a…

Rap Verse

1st Verse I will break your premonitions like glass show how your ideas are cheap as grass I will become my own lauded teacher writing…

Ocean’s Pulse

I swam in the inner ocean watching creatures float by without affection or disdain. I received the tranquility of the ocean’s pulse. Not doing, only…

Distractions

We are attacked by distractions wanting us to not be ourselves watch the play of illusions with a serene mind peace comes to those who…

Nothing More

Nothing more satisfying than forgetting your name, history, and aspirations The emptiness of pure consciousness is the most joy-giving Don’t fear your life being taken…

Ball

Billions of dollars for a ball. To be hit far away. To be juggled. To be put in a hole. To be shot into a…

I am Born

I am born in a different place each morning haystack city pavilion ocean bottom depends on how much I believe in the science of myself I…

Let It Become You

we create jobs to buy food and shelter when Earth provides it we follow ambition to garner self-worth when we are born with all necessities…

Silence and Music

  I have not heard silence more than in music   the hollow of a bell the harmony of a singer the puncturing of a…

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