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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The Cloud
by Percy Bysshe Shelley

I bring fresh showers for the thirsting flowers,
From the seas and the streams;
I bear light shade for the leaves when laid
In their noonday dreams.
From my wings are shaken the dews that waken
The sweet buds every one,
When rocked to rest on their mother's breast,
As she dances about the sun.
I wield the flail of the lashing hail,
And whiten the green plains under,


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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 Naomi Shihab Nye

A man leaves the world
and the streets he lived on
grow a little shorter.

One more window dark
in this city, the figs on his branches
will soften for birds.

If we stand quietly enough evenings
there grows a whole company of us


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by Nancy Quinlan-Westerman

"The Other Side" As a wife of a Vietnam Veteran,
and the mother of three,
You can never understand,
of how it can be.
The suffering inside, the emotional stress,
It's a thing called "P.T.S.D."
Being one on "the other side,"
Isn't always what everyone sees.
The traumatization and the trauma that has incurred,
Will never go away or never be ignored.


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Recent Purple Poems
The Purple Vault
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

Peonies plum and white
on the table of grace
at nigh sundown's scarlet;
greet the hour with fragrance
as dusk becomes starlit.

Peonies plum and white
bring joy to the evening
of gold tinged memory,
from the gemmed purple vault


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A Sonnet 02: Party Clouds
by Ayatullah Nurjati

Purple Clouds swaying at dusk
As if hugging tightly my longing that doesn't want to be separated from the desire to have YOU
There is a longing and love similar to that of a clove cigarette lover who smokes cornhusk
Unbearable longing is like a cloud that is ready to spew its longing over the earth and that is YOU

The sun was already dim and leaving only a dim light
Smiling shyly the moon grinned at the horizon
Everything goes according to spaceflight
Indeed, all have their respective roles, but different in love like the water that never stops flowing in the Amazon


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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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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