Purple Poems

Popular Purple Poems
The Cenotaph
by Charlotte Mary Mew

Not yet will those measureless fields be green again
Where only yesterday the wild sweet blood of wonderful youth was shed;
There is a grave whose earth must hold too long, too deep a stain,
Though for ever over it we may speak as proudly as we may tread.
But here, where the watchers by lonely hearths from the thrust of an inward sword have more slowly bled,
We shall build the Cenotaph: Victory, winged, with Peace, winged too, at the column’s head.
And over the stairway, at the foot—oh! here, leave desolate, passionate hands to spread
Violets, roses, and laurel, with the small, sweet, tinkling country things
Speaking so wistfully of other Springs,
From the little gardens of little places where son or sweetheart was born and bred.


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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 Lucy Maud Montgomery

Surely the flowers of a hundred springs
Are simply the souls of beautiful things!

The poppies aflame with gold and red
Were the kisses of lovers in days that are fled.

The purple pansies with dew-drops pearled
Were the rainbow dreams of a youngling world.

The lily, white as a star apart,


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by Alan Seeger

First, London, for its myriads; for its height,
Manhattan heaped in towering stalagmite;
But Paris for the smoothness of the paths
That lead the heart unto the heart's delight. . . .
Fair loiterer on the threshold of those days
When there's no lovelier prize the world displays
Than, having beauty and your twenty years,
You have the means to conquer and the ways,
And coming where the crossroads separate
And down each vista glories and wonders wait,


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The Ideal
by Charles Harpur

Spirit of Dreams! When many a toilsome height
Shut paradise from exiled Adam’s sight,
Two wedded powers were given thenceforth to stray
On either hand, companions of his way;
This Hope was named in heaven, whence he came,
And that of Melancholy bore the name;
Thy parents these—who clothed thee with a ray
Snatched from Perfection as she passed away,
And to their gentle child bequeathed the grace
Wherewith they once adorned unfallen nature’s face.


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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