Types of Poetry

There is an infinite verity of Types of Poetry both in terms of form and subject. This page presents a few of the authors own works as examples of the variety of subjects and styles that comprise what is often referred to as "poetry".

This is not an exhaustive list and does not represent all the types of poetry that there are. One form you'll observe as missing is the classically rhymed and metered poem. This is not an oversight on my part; I just don't write that type of poetry.

The problem that I have with poetry of that nature is it seems the author often puts too much stress on the rhyme and meter and too little in saying anything with the poem.

I think poetry should say something, beyond the oft repeated and obvious sentiment that "flowers are pretty" for example. We all know that. I expect the poet to connect with me and hopefully tell me something, cause me to look at something, that I've not considered in just that way before.

Hopefully these poems will do that for you; cause you to look at and consider things a little different than before.

You're welcome to leave comments and/or questions below. I enjoy hearing from you.

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"Flowers for Mother's Day"
Flowers for Mother's Day is a poem for all mothers, young and old.


"The Wind"
A short poem celebrating the wind


"55-CHEVY"
A poem celebrating my first love affair - with a 55 Chevy


"Rain"
A poem - about the rain in Seattle


"Janice"
A poem about young love - and the many mistakes we make. Some might consider this not a poem, but then… people can think what they wish.


"The Epitaph"
A poem celebrating the circle of life


"Summer Runner"
Summer, childhood, and the dreams and visions that only children can see


"The Red Robin"
I spent many a weekend drinking in this little collage bar


"Pin-Ball Player"
This is one of the Types of Poetry. A poem about The Pin-Ball Player, one of the many residents of "The Red Robin" - a little collage bar.


"The Bridge"
A poem about The Bridge, outside "The Red Robin" - a little collage bar.


"Seattle Sound Sunset"
This is one of the Types of Poetry. A very short poem about the Seattle "Sound" at Sunset. And probably one of the shortest poems I ever wrote.


"short series"
Lifted from my Red Robin scrap book; this is one of the Types of Poetry. A series of very short poems about..... "The Red Robin"


"Heidelberg"
More reflections from the Red Robin


"We Whisper Out Our Names"
A poem about the barriers of this thing called "love". Some may consider this adult content. But no more so than what one will find in the typical "bodice ripper" romance novel. So if that type of material offends you - don't click here.


"Naked To Her Shame"
Love has many faces. This is a poem about... believing what we want to believe.


"Love Me Quick"
Love has many facets and consequences. This is a poem about... what we need - and what we to often get.


"Sandals"
A short poem about... Sandals... and travelers... and other things.


"My Children"
An Ode to my "other" children - the words I birth onto the page.


"Duchess of Denmark"
A 2,500 word, epic poem about magic, evil and faith.


"Getting Dizzy"
Children see the world differently


"The Train"
A children's epic tail of trains and things... Children see the world through different eyes.
My first epic poem and a breakthrough for me.


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Richard A. McCullough



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