Green Poems

Popular Green Poems
Lament
by Dylan Thomas

When I was a windy boy and a bit
And the black spit of the chapel fold,
(Sighed the old ram rod, dying of women),
I tiptoed shy in the gooseberry wood,
The rude owl cried like a tell-tale tit,
I skipped in a blush as the big girls rolled
Nine-pin down on donkey's common,
And on seesaw sunday nights I wooed
Whoever I would with my wicked eyes,
The whole of the moon I could love and leave

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Pigeons
by Richard Kell

They paddle with staccato feet
In powder-pools of sunlight,
Small blue busybodies
Strutting like fat gentlemen
With hands clasped
Under their swallowtail coats;
And, as they stump about,
Their heads like tiny hammers
Tap at imaginary nails
In non-existent walls.

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Waterfall
by Lauris Dorothy Edmond

I do not ask for youth, nor for delay
in the rising of time's irreversible river
that takes the jewelled arc of the waterfall
in which I glimpse, minute by glinting minute,
all that I have and all I am always losing
as sunlight lights each drop fast, fast falling.

I do not dream that you, young again,
might come to me darkly in love's green darkness
where the dust of the bracken spices the air

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Presents From My Aunts In Pakistan
by Moniza Alvi

They sent me a salwar kameez
      &nb sp;     peacock-blue,
                 & nbsp; and another
   glistening like an orange split open,
embossed slippers, gold and black
      &nbs p;     points curling.
   Candy-striped glass bangles
      &n bsp;     snapped, drew blood.
   Like at school, fashions changed
      &n bsp;     in Pakistan -

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Gunga Din
by Rudyard Kipling

You may talk o' gin and beer
When you're quartered safe out 'ere,
An' you're sent to penny-fights an' Aldershot it;
But when it comes to slaughter
You will do your work on water,
An' you'll lick the bloomin' boots of 'im that's got it.
Now in Injia's sunny clime,
Where I used to spend my time
A-servin' of 'Er Majesty the Queen,
Of all them blackfaced crew

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Recent Green Poems
The View from my train window
by Pooja Ganesh

A fresh green spread,
soaking up the orange hues.
Tiny roads that lead to the horizon,
small beautiful homes,
in the middle of green haven.
Low hanging, angry clouds
their knives sharpened,
threatening dread.
Oh!my heart,
fears the impending downpour,

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Hyacinths and Daffodils
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

Sleeping beauty has reawakened, and it is springtime again,
So like the younger days, when you skipped with Madeleine.
Purple hyacinths and daffodils, are fragrant in the meadows,
And the bush near the house, is colored with burgundy rose!

Wild hyacinths and dewy daffodils, usher in the sassy season,
Giving secret joy to many hearts, within the blooming region.
Birds sing in chartreuse fields, from morning until glitzy night,
When a day's flamenco dancers, are the rapture of moonlight!

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Various Natural Scenes
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

Soaring Amidst Song

sudden chance meeting
of a cheetah and monkey
then green treetop flight


Happenstance

zebra on the plain

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Animals of the Wild
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

Eve of His Reign

facing the sunset
the lion king's on his hill
standing fierce and strong


Swans Drifting Away

a flock of mute swans

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Giraffe
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

browsing green treetops
with a grace that comes from height ~
head up in the clouds

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    William Wordsworth (49 poems about Green)
    1770-1850 / Cumberland / England
  • Siegfried Sassoon
    Siegfried Sassoon (32 poems about Green)
    1886 - 1967 / Kent / England
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde (24 poems about Green)
    1854-1900 / Dublin / Ireland
  • John Keats
    John Keats (21 poems about Green)
    31 October 1795 – 23 February 1821 / London, England
  • Andrew Marvell
    Andrew Marvell (19 poems about Green)
    31 March 1621 – 16 August 1678 / Yorkshire, England
  • Elizabeth Bishop
    Elizabeth Bishop (18 poems about Green)
    8 February 1911 – 6 October 1979 / Worcester, Massachusetts
  • William Henry Davies
    William Henry Davies (18 poems about Green)
    3 July 1871 – 26 September 1940 / Monmouthshire / Wales
  • John Clare
    John Clare (17 poems about Green)
    13 July 1793 – 20 May 1864 / Northamptonshire / England
  • Li Po
    Li Po (14 poems about Green)
    701-762 / Chu / Kazakhstan
  • Denise Levertov
    Denise Levertov (13 poems about Green)
    24 October 1923 – 20 December 1997 / Ilford, Essex