Red Poems

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by Philip Booth

 as gate stripes swing down
  count the cars hauling distance
    upgrade through town:
     warning whistle, bellclang,
      engine eating steam,
       engineer waving,
        a fast-freight dream:
         B&M boxcar,
          boxcar again,


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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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Green Chile
by Jimmy Santiago Baca

I prefer red chile over my eggs
and potatoes for breakfast.
Red chile ristras decorate my door,
dry on my roof, and hang from eaves.
They lend open-air vegetable stands
historical grandeur, and gently swing
with an air of festive welcome.
I can hear them talking in the wind,
haggard, yellowing, crisp, rasping
tongues of old men, licking the breeze.


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A Red Palm
by Gary Soto

You're in this dream of cotton plants.
You raise a hoe, swing, and the first weeds
Fall with a sigh. You take another step,
Chop, and the sigh comes again,
Until you yourself are breathing that way
With each step, a sigh that will follow you into town.

That's hours later. The sun is a red blister
Coming up in your palm. Your back is strong,
Young, not yet the broken chair


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Hymn To Life
by Nâzım Hikmet

The hair falling on your forehead
suddenly lifted.
Suddenly something stirred on the ground.
The trees are whispering
in the dark.
Your bare arms will be cold.

Far off
where we can't see,
the moon must be rising.


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Frozen Moments
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

Green and red apples
flowers in a ruby vase
Hues shout in stillness
and sweetest blooms, richest red
capture the laziest eye.

Vibrant explosions
in the hushed art museum
where the colors dream
Life frozen in a moment


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Red Angled Toward Night
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

wild birds are gliding
in the crimson dimension
of sunset on sea

sly stars are twinkling
through treetops along the shore
dark curtains will fall

in the twilight hour
there'll be songs to sunset moon


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Dream Roses
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

dreamy fragrant rose
on the avenue of sun
half scarlet half cream

slender elegance
living for the ripe summer
lush fields of honey

there will be singing
when the aged dawn turns noon


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Red Robin Serenade
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

Red robin has long been singing, amidst a forest green spring,
In the burnt apricot days of sun, of teal skies fresh and clear,
Warbling to a blooming world unseen, hues coming and going.
Then red butterflies appear, like pale moon in plum mists sheer.

In the burnt apricot days of sun, of teal skies fresh and clear,
Satiny voiced red robin sings, while grazing the cream clouds.
Then red butterflies appear, like pale moon in plum mists sheer;
And all of nature's lovely crowds, are wrapt in dusky shrouds.


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Scarlet Noon
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

Deepest darkest reds
crimson guest in the roses
of the same rich hue.
Flowers and plumed cardinal
interact through scents and song.

Vivid green summer
showers gold on scarlet lane-
forever moments!
Bush concert at my window


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Popular Famous Poets about Red
  • Carl Sandburg
    Carl Sandburg (46 poems about Red)
    6 January 1878 – 22 July 1967 / Illinois
  • Vachel Lindsay
    Vachel Lindsay (38 poems about Red)
    November 10, 1879 – December 5, 1931 / Springfield, Illinois
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde (35 poems about Red)
    1854-1900 / Dublin / Ireland
  • Victor James Daley
    Victor James Daley (19 poems about Red)
    Creeve Roe] (5 September 1858 – 29 December 1905 / Navan, County Armagh, Ireland
  • Emily Pauline Johnson
    Emily Pauline Johnson (17 poems about Red)
    Tekahionwake] (10 March 1861 – 7 March 1913 / Chiefswood, Ontario
  • Robert Graves
    Robert Graves (16 poems about Red)
    1895 - 1985 / London / England
  • Stephen Vincent Benet
    Stephen Vincent Benet (13 poems about Red)
    1898 - 1943 / Pennsylvania / United States
  • Gilbert Keith Chesterton
    Gilbert Keith Chesterton (11 poems about Red)
    29 May 1874 – 14 June 1936 / London, England
  • Allen Ginsberg
    Allen Ginsberg (11 poems about Red)
    June 3, 1926 - April 5, 1997 / Newark, New Jersey
  • William Carlos Williams
    William Carlos Williams (11 poems about Red)
    17 September 1883 – 4 March 1963 / New Jersey