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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by Walter de la Mare

If I were Lord of Tartary,
Myself, and me alone,
My bed should be of ivory,
Of beaten gold my throne;
And in my court should peacocks flaunt,
And in my forests tigers haunt,
And in my pools great fishes slant
Their fins athwart the sun.

If I were Lord of Tartary,


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This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison
by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Well, they are gone, and here must I remain,
This lime-tree bower my prison! I have lost
Beauties and feelings, such as would have been
Most sweet to my remembrance even when age
Had dimm'd mine eyes to blindness! They, meanwhile,
Friends, whom I never more may meet again,
On springy heath, along the hill-top edge,
Wander in gladness, and wind down, perchance,
To that still roaring dell, of which I told;
The roaring dell, o'erwooded, narrow, deep,


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Violet Morning
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

Rising sun
on a purple sea.
Fading stars.
Newborn hope
is lovely in the shadows,
'neath violet skies.

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The Ballad Of Father Gilligan
by William Butler Yeats

The old priest Peter Gilligan
Was weary night and day
For half his flock were in their beds
Or under green sods lay.

Once, while he nodded in a chair
At the moth-hour of the eve
Another poor man sent for him,
And he began to grieve.


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Recent Purple Poems
Violet Morning
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

Rising sun
on a purple sea.
Fading stars.
Newborn hope
is lovely in the shadows,
'neath violet skies.

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Purple Haze
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

Purple haze,
Twilight days,
Beauty's hour,
Fresh flower!
Purple haze,
A dawn blaze,
Rosebud red,
Sleep in bed.
Show and tell,
Perfume smell.


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The Purple Shadows
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

The skies are deepest plum,
And the sun's like a cherry,
The dark mysteries beckon,
And birds are in mulberries!
Peach roses soft and creamy,
In rich shadows gone dreamy.

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Purple Petal Potpourri
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

Gathering a huge bunch, of the most fragrant purple flowers,
I made purple petal potpourri, creating joy to last for hours.
I combined plum roses and lilacs, irises, lavender and others,
Like the colorful birds of summer, looking for their lovers!

Gay days were at last here, and I had found my great desire,
To create the dark exotic scents, like sweet incense on fire!
The potpourri was so fragrant, that it lasted all the summer;
And drifted away into autumn, after spreading all its wonders.

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by Evelyn Judy Buehler

after the rainfall
treetops weep dusk's purple tears
goodbye to golden
some days should last forever
because they were that perfect

like the latest dawn
when hot pink sun sat on rose
apricot in hue
and later I found my love


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Popular Famous Poets about Purple
  • Thomas Gray
    Thomas Gray (4 poems about Purple)
    1716-1771 / London / England
  • James Lister Cuthbertson
    James Lister Cuthbertson (3 poems about Purple)
    8 May 1851 – 18 January 1910 / Glasgow, Scotland
  •  Raymond A Foss
    Raymond A Foss (3 poems about Purple)
    1960 / Westfield, MA / United States
  • Gelett Burgess
    Gelett Burgess (2 poems about Purple)
    30 January 1866 – 18 September 1951 / Boston, Massachusetts
  • Roald Dahl
    Roald Dahl (2 poems about Purple)
    13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990 / Cardiff / Wales
  •  Shireen Dianne
    Shireen Dianne (2 poems about Purple)
    Bridgeport, CT, USA
  • Jean Toomer
    Jean Toomer (2 poems about Purple)
    26 December 1894 – 30 March 1967 / Washington D.C.
  • Anne Glenny Wilson
    Anne Glenny Wilson (2 poems about Purple)
    1848 - 11 February 1930 / Victoria
  • Sir Henry Wotton
    Sir Henry Wotton (2 poems about Purple)
    1568 - 1639 / England
  •  Alexander Hume
    Alexander Hume (1 poem about Purple)