Purple Poems

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by Wilfred Owen

He sat in a wheeled chair, waiting for dark,
And shivered in his ghastly suit of grey,
Legless, sewn short at elbow. Through the park
Voices of boys rang saddening like a hymn,
Voices of play and pleasure after day,
Till gathering sleep had mothered them from him.

About this time Town used to swing so gay
When glow-lamps budded in the light blue trees,
And girls glanced lovelier as the air grew dim,-


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Hymn To Pan
by Aleister Crowley

Thrill with lissome lust of the light,
O man ! My man !
Come careering out of the night
Of Pan ! Io Pan .
Io Pan ! Io Pan ! Come over the sea
From Sicily and from Arcady !
Roaming as Bacchus, with fauns and pards
And nymphs and styrs for thy guards,
On a milk-white ass, come over the sea
To me, to me,


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by Alexander Smith

ON the Sabbath-day,
   Through the churchyard old and gray,
Over the crisp and yellow leaves I held my rustling way;
And amid the words of mercy, falling on my soul like balms,
'Mid the gorgeous storms of music--in the mellow organ-calms,
'Mid the upward-streaming prayers, and the rich and solemn psalms,
   I stood careless, Barbara.

   My heart was otherwhere,
   While the organ shook the air,


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The Grammar Lesson
by Steve Kowit

A noun's a thing. A verb's the thing it does.
An adjective is what describes the noun.
In "The can of beets is filled with purple fuzz"

of and with are prepositions. The's
an article, a can's a noun,
a noun's a thing. A verb's the thing it does.

A can can roll - or not. What isn't was
or might be, might meaning not yet known.


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Maker Of Heaven And Earth (All Things Bright And Beautiful)
by Cecil Frances Alexander

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.

Each little flower that opens,
Each little bird that sings,
He made their glowing colours,
He made their tiny wings.


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Recent Purple Poems
The Thrilling Beyond
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

Purple mists
and dawn wake up call,
red rooster.
Keen bluebirds
whistle and call for gold sun-
songs of the thrill days.

Fading dreams
waft in fading mist
so lovely.


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Purple Paradise
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

I dreamed of purple
all through last night's sable hours
in a sunset world

lilacs danced the dusk
underneath plum colored skies
in the sun's shadow

purple martin songs
from beauty birds on a wing


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Moonlight on the Mountain
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

At magic mountain
of the purple twilight dusk,
Summery stars swirl!
A dusty purple evening,
of redbird songs echoing.

Magnificent moon,
Pearls spill down the mountainside,
No breeze is stirring.
Golden memories now fade


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Very Pur-plexing
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

I was an enthusiastic painter, striving to apply more verve and color,
Like sunshine dreams, of blue-gray days, that couldn't be any duller.

Painting had for long been my passion, but had turned into a career,
Like the splashy sunset evenings, when blue stars magically appear.

I had sold many of my artworks, and had also held some exhibitions,
People admired my use of colors, its liberal use, with few inhibitions.

My mother was a prominent artist, and I'd followed in her footsteps,


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Lavish Lilacs
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

Deep purple passion, green garden glory, with a scent remarkably rich,
Like the haunting, full October moon, that hardly ever fails to bewitch!
Lilac lovely, violet and voluptuous, in gilt daytime, and evening's ease,
When soon cosmic skies are colored, like rubies, cardinals and cherries.

Admired like amethysts, or glistening grapes, or plump, plentiful plums,
Or like beauty marching down every lane, to a beating of festal drums!
Lilac like lavender, spreading redolent secrets, over scenic, sunlit miles,
Until sangria nights of fuchsia fervor, and fiery, shooting star projectiles.

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Popular Famous Poets about Purple
  •  Raymond A Foss
    Raymond A Foss (3 poems about Purple)
    1960 / Westfield, MA / United States
  • James Lister Cuthbertson
    James Lister Cuthbertson (3 poems about Purple)
    8 May 1851 – 18 January 1910 / Glasgow, Scotland
  • Jean Toomer
    Jean Toomer (2 poems about Purple)
    26 December 1894 – 30 March 1967 / Washington D.C.
  • Sir Henry Wotton
    Sir Henry Wotton (2 poems about Purple)
    1568 - 1639 / England
  • Anne Glenny Wilson
    Anne Glenny Wilson (2 poems about Purple)
    1848 - 11 February 1930 / Victoria
  • Roald Dahl
    Roald Dahl (2 poems about Purple)
    13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990 / Cardiff / Wales
  • John Howard Payne
    John Howard Payne (2 poems about Purple)
    9 June 1791 – 10 April 1852 / New York City, New York
  •  Shireen Dianne
    Shireen Dianne (2 poems about Purple)
    Bridgeport, CT, USA
  • Gelett Burgess
    Gelett Burgess (2 poems about Purple)
    30 January 1866 – 18 September 1951 / Boston, Massachusetts
  •  Henry McCone
    Henry McCone (1 poems about Purple)
    Haddonfield, New Jersey, USA