Red Poems

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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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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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by Edgar Allan Poe

From childhood's hour I have not been
As others were; I have not seen
As others saw; I could not bring
My passions from a common spring.
From the same source I have not taken
My sorrow; I could not awaken
My heart to joy at the same tone;
And all I loved, I loved alone.
Then- in my childhood, in the dawn
Of a most stormy life- was drawn


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by Laxmi Prasad Devkota

Oh yes, friend! I'm crazy-
that's just the way I am.

I see sounds,
I hear sights,
I taste smells,
I touch not heaven but things from the underworld,
things people do not believe exist,


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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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Recent Red Poems
Sunshine of Our Lives
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

Ring around crimson roses
butterscotch sun comes around
lavishing mellow yellows upon
lifestyles on the ground

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by Evelyn Judy Buehler

clouds on lake drifting
in the rose forever days
silver glide, geese sun

in puff clouds swimming
until the soaking downpour
red blooms cried for joy

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Dark Lily
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

companion of night
in the epoch of gold stars
moon soliloquies

lily reddest red
just green steps from my back door
moonlight on the floor

beautiful dreamer
in the silence of shadows


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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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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