50 Poems About Texas

Written by Dan

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Welcome to a collection of poems celebrating the Lone Star State’s vast, diverse, and captivating glory.

From the rolling hills of the Hill Country to the expansive plains of West Texas, these poems paint a vivid picture of the state’s natural beauty, rich history, and proud spirit.

Whether you’re a native Texan or simply a lover of poetry, this anthology will transport you to the heart of the land where everything is more extensive, including the stories and the emotions they evoke.

So, grab a glass of sweet tea, settle into your favorite chair, and let these verses take you on a lyrical journey through the landscapes and legends of Texas.

Related: For more, check out our article on Poems About Arizona  here.

Poems About Texas

Table of Contents

Five Free Verse Poems About Texas

Lone Star Dreams

Underneath the vast, wide sky,

A land of dreams and legends lie.

A place where cowboys’ boots still dance,

And armadillos take their chance.

The Lone Star State, it calls my name,

With fields of bluebonnets aflame.

Where cacti stand like sentinels,

And prairie dogs dig sandy wells.

From Amarillo to San Antone,

A spirit thrives, a love is sown.

For in this land of heat and dust,

A heart beats strong, a soul robust.

A land of oil and cattle drives,

Where Texan pride forever thrives.

And as the sun sets on the plains,

The Lone Star dreams will never wane.

Whispers of the Alamo

In the heart of old San Antonio,

A tale of bravery and woe.

A fortress of stone and blood,

Where heroes stood and fought the flood.

The Alamo, its walls still stand,

A testament to a valiant band.

Their whispers echo through the night,

Of freedom’s call and a bitter fight.

Davy Crockett, Travis, and Bowie,

Their names live on in Texan story.

As long as stars shine in the sky,

Their sacrifice shall never die.

So come and walk these hallowed halls,

And listen close to history’s calls.

For in the whispers of the breeze,

You’ll hear their voices on the trees.

The Dance of the Rio Grande

I watch the river flow with grace,

Through dusty lands and sun-soaked space.

The Rio Grande, a winding snake,

Its water a lifeline, a path to take.

It shapes the border, carves the land,

A force of nature, wild and grand.

Through canyons deep and valleys wide,

It dances, twists, and turns with pride.

The river’s song, a lullaby,

To those who wander, live and die.

A melody that stirs the soul,

Of those who call this land their home.

For in its currents, tales are spun,

Of love and loss, of battles won.

The Rio Grande, a river’s dance,

A timeless waltz, a wild romance.

The Spirit of Austin

In the heart of Texas lies a city,

Where the night comes alive with melody.

A place where guitars strum and voices sing,

And the spirit of Austin takes to wing.

From the steps of the Capitol, proud and tall,

To the murals that color every wall.

A blend of cultures, a tapestry,

Of passion, art, and history.

Live music spills from every door,

As the city dances on the floor.

And as the stars blanket the night,

The echoes of laughter take to flight.

This vibrant town, it calls to me,

An oasis of creativity.

A haven for dreamers, young and old,

The spirit of Austin, strong and bold.

Galveston’s Embrace

Upon the shores of Galveston,

A seaside jewel, a siren’s song.

Her waves crash upon the sand,

An ancient rhythm, a timeless band.

Her beaches stretch for miles around,

A playground where memories are found.

Seagulls swoop and dolphins play,

As children laugh the day away.

A history rich, a tale of strife,

Of hurricanes that threatened life.

Yet through it all, she stands so strong,

A beacon of hope, a place to belong.

So come and walk her sandy shore,

And let your worries drift once more.

For in the arms of Galveston,

You’ll find a peace that lingers on.


Five Haiku Poems About Texas

Lone Star Brilliance

Lone Star shines above,

Vast plains stretch to horizon,

Boundless Texas heart.

Bluebonnet Beauty

Fields of blue and green,

Bluebonnets paint the landscape,

Nature’s masterpiece.

The Alamo’s Call

Echoes of heroes,

Alamo’s walls still whisper,

Valiant spirits live.

Austin’s Melodies

Guitars strum at night,

Austin’s vibrant streets alive,

Music fills the air.

Galveston Waves

Gentle waves embrace,

Galveston’s sandy shoreline,

Serenade of sea.


Five Limerick Poems About Texas

The Cowboy’s Tale

There once was a cowboy from Texas,

Whose life was a whirlwind of nexus.

He rode through the plains,

In sunshine and rains,

And his heart was as big as his plexus.

A Texan Armadillo

A curious armadillo bold,

Roamed Texas plains, both hot and cold.

When danger appeared,

It curled up and sneered,

Protected by armor of old.

The Rodeo Star

A rodeo star from Fort Worth,

Proved his courage and showed his girth.

He rode bulls with pride,

On a wild, thrilling ride,

And the crowd roared their praise for his mirth.

Houston’s Astronaut

There once was an astronaut brave,

Who called the grand city of Houston his fave.

He flew to the moon,

And whistled a tune,

With a heart full of dreams that he’d pave.

The Chili Cook-off

In Texas, a chili cook-off,

Had chefs stirring pots with a scoff.

Their spices so bold,

And flavors untold,

The winner’s taste buds did aloft.


Five Tanka Poems About Texas

Lone Star State

Under vast blue skies,

The Lone Star State stands proudly,

Land of wildflowers,

Where cowboys roam the prairies,

And rivers flow through the heart.

The Alamo’s Call

A cry for freedom,

Echoes from the Alamo,

Heroes remembered,

For their bravery and strength,

In the face of sacrifice.

Austin’s Melody

Live music resonates,

Through Austin’s bustling city,

Culture thrives and grows,

In the heart of Texas’ land,

A song of life and spirit.

Coastal Breeze

Gulf winds gently blow,

Along Texas’ coastline,

Sea meets golden sands,

Galveston to Corpus Christi,

Nature’s beauty ever grand.

Hill Country Sunset

Sunsets paint the hills,

Colors dance on limestone cliffs,

Texas Hill Country,

A haven for the weary,

Resting in its warm embrace.


Five Sonnet Poems About Texas

The Lone Star State

In vast and sprawling plains of Texas land,

A realm of beauty, rich in history,

Where stars at night shine bright and hearts expand,

A place where freedom rings and spirits free.

From rolling hills to desert skies so grand,

The Alamo stands tall, a tale to tell,

Of heroes brave who fought and made a stand,

Their sacrifice, remembered long and well.

In cities proud, like Houston, Austin, too,

A mix of cultures blend and intertwine,

With music, food, and art for all to view,

A tapestry of life that’s so divine.

O Texas, Lone Star State forever blessed,

In you, our pride and love shall never rest.

Bluebonnet Dreams

Upon the fields of Texas blooms a sight,

The bluebonnets paint a canvas fair,

A sea of azure waves in gentle light,

Their fragrance sweet, perfumes the sultry air.

As cowboys roam and cattle graze nearby,

These flowers whisper secrets of the past,

Of pioneers who dared to touch the sky,

And built a state whose legacy will last.

In spring, the bluebonnet dreams unfold,

A symbol of the strength and hope we share,

Their petals soft, a story to be told,

Of love for Texas land beyond compare.

O bluebonnet dreams, forever may you bloom,

In hearts of those who call this land their home.

Heart of Texas

Deep in the heart of Texas beats a drum,

A rhythm strong, that echoes far and wide,

Where rivers flow and prairie winds do hum,

A song of unity, with love and pride.

From piney woods to coastal shores, we find,

A spirit that endures through thick and thin,

For in this land, a bond, forever bind,

The people, rich in culture, kith and kin.

Through hurricanes and storms that come our way,

We stand as one, our hearts forever true,

For in the heart of Texas, we will stay,

Together, bound by love and faith anew.

O heart of Texas, pulse within us all,

A testament to strength, we’ll never fall.

Dance of the Mockingbird

In Texas sky, a dance of joy takes flight,

The mockingbird, our feathered friend so dear,

With melodies that grace the day and night,

A song of love and hope for all to hear.

From east to west, in ev’ry corner found,

This bird of many voices fills the air,

With tunes so sweet, a symphony unbound,

A tribute to the land we hold so dear.

Through seasons’ change, the mockingbird remains,

A constant in our ever-shifting world,

Its song, a balm to soothe our joys and pains,

A symbol of the beauty life unfurls.

O dance of the mockingbird, forever sing,

A hymn of love for Texas, let it ring.

The Spirit of Texas

There lies a spirit deep within this land,

A force untamed, that courses through our veins,

It drives us on, to strive, to understand,

The beauty, strength, and pride that still remains.

This spirit born of blood and sacrifice,

Of heroes past who fought for liberty,

It whispers now, a call to arms, precise,

To stand as one, and forge our destiny.

For in this land, where lone stars light the night,

And cowboys ride beneath the open skies,

The spirit of Texas burns forever bright,

A beacon of the hope that never dies.

O spirit strong, in you our hearts unite,

In Texas land, our love, our truth, our light.


Five Ode Poems About Texas

Ode to the Lone Star State

Oh, Texas, land of vast frontier,

Your skies stretch wide, your beauty clear,

From rolling plains to canyons grand,

The Rio Grande, your border, stands.

The Alamo, a symbol strong,

Where heroes fought and sang their song,

Their courage lives, their spirit thrives,

In every Texan heart, it lies.

The cowboy rides through fields of green,

His hat tipped low, his boots worn clean,

He herds the cattle, tends to land,

And lives a life he understands.

A melting pot of cultures, true,

From German towns to barbecue,

Your cities thrive, your people grow,

Each one a tale, a story known.

Oh, Texas, Lone Star State, so dear,

Your beauty shines from far and near,

A land we love, a place we call,

Our home, our heart, forevermore.

Ode to the Bluebonnets

In fields of gold and green they rise,

The bluebonnets, like painted skies,

A sea of azure petals bright,

A wondrous, breathtaking sight.

They herald spring with gentle grace,

A gift bestowed on Texas’ face,

As if the heavens chose to share,

A glimpse of beauty, pure and rare.

Through hills and valleys, they unfold,

A tapestry of blue and gold,

A symbol of our Lone Star State,

Their fleeting charm we celebrate.

So let us pause and stand in awe,

Of nature’s art, without a flaw,

And treasure this enchanting view,

Of Texas’ own, the bluebonnets, true.

Ode to the Texas Cowboy

Astride his horse, he rides the range,

The Texas Cowboy, proud and brave,

He tends the cattle, day and night,

Beneath the stars, he finds his light.

His boots are worn, his hat pulled low,

A symbol of his life, we know,

He’s strong and fearless, wild and free,

His heart belongs to Texas, see.

Through dust and sun, he roams the land,

With lasso firm within his hand,

A life of grit, of sweat and toil,

Yet love for Texas fuels his soul.

So raise a toast, a cheer, a song,

To the cowboy who rides along,

For in his spirit, we will find,

The essence of our Texas kind.

Ode to the Pecan Tree

Majestic tree, your branches wide,

A symbol of our Texas pride,

Your leaves provide a cool embrace,

As children climb and squirrels race.

Your bounty, sweet, a gift we share,

The pecan, nut of flavor rare,

From pies to pralines, treats delight,

A taste of Texas’ culinary might.

Your roots run deep, your strength endures,

A testament to nature’s allure,

For centuries you’ve graced this land,

A witness to our history’s hand.

Oh, Pecan Tree, so tall and grand,

A living tribute, proud and planned,

Forever may you grace our soil,

And share your gifts, of love and toil.

Ode to the Texas BBQ

The smoke ascends into the sky,

From pits where brisket, ribs, reside,

The scent of mesquite fills the air,

It’s Texas BBQ, beyond compare.

With sauce or dry rub, spice and heat,

Each bite, a symphony of meat,

From Austin to the farthest reach,

This culinary art, we teach.

A gathering of friends and kin,

With laughter, joy, and tales to spin,

We break our bread, we share our feast,

In Texas, BBQ’s a sacred treat.

So let us praise this gastronomic skill,

Of pitmasters, who tend the grill,

For in their craft, we celebrate,

The love and taste of Texas’ plate.

Villanelle Poem

Five Villanelle Poems About Texas

Lone Star Dreams

In the heart of the south, where the stars shine bright,

The vast expanse of Texas calls my name.

A land of dreams, where cowboys ride the night.

The sun sets low, casting an amber light,

As sagebrush dances, and wild horses came.

In the heart of the south, where the stars shine bright.

Cotton fields stretch out to touch the sky,

And rivers run wild, untamed by a claim.

A land of dreams, where cowboys ride the night.

Oil derricks pierce the earth with their might,

And cities rise up, seeking fortune and fame.

In the heart of the south, where the stars shine bright.

Bluebonnets bloom, a sea of blue and white,

A canvas painted, nature’s own acclaim.

A land of dreams, where cowboys ride the night.

From Austin to Dallas, and San Antone,

The spirit of Texas remains the same.

In the heart of the south, where the stars shine bright,

A land of dreams, where cowboys ride the night.

The Alamo’s Echoes

Within the walls of the Alamo, they stood,

Their courage unwavering, their fate foreseen.

Those heroes of old, in their fortress of wood.

Davy Crockett and Bowie, side by side they would,

Defend their stronghold, against an army so keen.

Within the walls of the Alamo, they stood.

The Mexican forces, a wave that flowed and surged,

With Santa Anna leading, his banner pristine.

Those heroes of old, in their fortress of wood.

For thirteen days, they fought as best they could,

Against the onslaught, their spirits never weaned.

Within the walls of the Alamo, they stood.

Though outnumbered, their bravery understood,

A sacrifice made for a future redeemed.

Those heroes of old, in their fortress of wood.

Remember the Alamo, as history should,

Their legacy lives on, a symbol unseen.

Within the walls of the Alamo, they stood,

Those heroes of old, in their fortress of wood.

The Rodeo Dance

Beneath the Texas sky, the rodeo begins,

Where boots and spurs meet dust and sweat.

A dance of danger, where only one can win.

The gate swings open, and the crowd’s roar ascends,

As cowboy and beast, in the arena are met.

Beneath the Texas sky, the rodeo begins.

Eight seconds, an eternity, as time extends,

The rider clings on, with his grip tight and set.

A dance of danger, where only one can win.

The bronco bucks, and the cowboy contends,

With each twist and turn, his fate is beset.

Beneath the Texas sky, the rodeo begins.

In a whirlwind of motion, as the dust blends,

The cowboy and horse, in their struggle, are knit.

A dance of danger, where only one can win.

At last, the final bell rings, the ride ends,

And the cowboy stands tall, with no regret.

Beneath the Texas sky, the rodeo begins,

A dance of danger, where only one can win.

Whispers of the Wind

In the Texas plains, where the wind whispers low,

A tale of a time long past, it does share.

Of cattle drives and cowboys, long ago.

The trail was rough, as they journeyed to and fro,

Through the brush and the heat, they pressed on with care.

In the Texas plains, where the wind whispers low.

Their days spent in the saddle, their faces aglow,

With the sun’s harsh kiss, and the grit in the air.

Of cattle drives and cowboys, long ago.

The nights were alive, with the campfire’s warm glow,

As songs and stories filled the night air.

In the Texas plains, where the wind whispers low.

Their journey was long, but their hearts did not slow,

For the promise of wealth, drove them to dare.

Of cattle drives and cowboys, long ago.

And now in the wind, their legacy does flow,

A testament to their strength, and their will to bear.

In the Texas plains, where the wind whispers low,

Of cattle drives and cowboys, long ago.

A Texan’s Pride

From the east to the west, the Texas pride grows,

A love for the land, with a history so grand.

Deep within our hearts, the Lone Star spirit shows.

Through the towering pines, and the desert’s repose,

The beauty of Texas, a sight to understand.

From the east to the west, the Texas pride grows.

Our cities rise high, as the mighty wind blows,

Dallas, Houston, and Austin, a trio so planned.

Deep within our hearts, the Lone Star spirit shows.

The culture and art, like a river it flows,

A tapestry woven, by many a hand.

From the east to the west, the Texas pride grows.

The music, a heartbeat, as it ebbs and it goes,

A rhythm that pulses, throughout the land.

Deep within our hearts, the Lone Star spirit shows.

A pride unyielding, as strong as it knows,

For we are Texans, forever we’ll stand.

From the east to the west, the Texas pride grows,

Deep within our hearts, the Lone Star spirit shows.

What is an elegy

Five Elegy Poems About Texas

1. The Lone Star Fades

Under the vast, encompassing sky,
Where dreams roamed free and ambitions fly.
Texas, with your fields so wide,
In your embrace, we once took pride.

The lone star fades into the night,
Its glow dimmed, once shining bright.
Yet, in our hearts, your spirit thrives,
A testament to resilient lives.

By Dan Higgins 2024

2. Whispers of the Wildflowers

Across your plains, the wildflowers whispered,
Tales of beauty, silently delivered.
Texas, your colors painted the ground,
In your nature, solace was found.

Now, the blooms bow their heads in sorrow,
Longing for the brilliance of tomorrow.
But in every petal’s gentle sway,
Your enduring grace finds a way.

By Dan Higgins 2024

3. Ghosts of the Alamo

Echoes of valor, shouts of the brave,
Ghosts of the Alamo, time could not save.
Texas, your history, a story of might,
In the face of darkness, a beacon of light.

The walls still stand, silent and proud,
Bearing witness to the courageous crowd.
In their sacrifice, a legacy cast,
A bond to the present, from the past.

By Dan Higgins 2024

4. Ballad of the Bluebonnets

Bluebonnets bloom under the Texan sun,
A signal that spring has just begun.
Texas, in your fields, they dance,
A visual ode, a fleeting chance.

But as seasons change, they too must fade,
Their blue hues retreat into the shade.
Still, in their departure, hope is born,
For next year, they’ll return at dawn.

By Dan Higgins 2024

5. Serenade to the Stars at Night

Under the canvas of the twilight sky,
Stars at night, in Texas, brightly lie.
A serenade to the heavens above,
In their glow, we find peace and love.

But even stars must sometime wane,
Leaving behind the night’s domain.
Yet, in the darkness, their legacy gleams,
Guiding us through life’s meandering streams.

By Dan Higgins 2024

what is an acrostic poem

Five Acrostic Poems About Texas

1. Lone Star State

Twinkling in the vast night sky, a lone star shines,
Emblem of a state where the sun perennially dines.
Xerophyte landscapes stretch wide, deserts to pines,
Alamo memories, history’s tales intertwine.
Spirit of freedom, in every heart, it aligns.

By Dan Higgins 2024

2. Austin’s Melody

Avenues alive with music, vibrant and free,
Underneath the stars, melodies flow endlessly.
South by Southwest, where talents gleefully spree,
Tacos on every corner, a city’s tasty decree.
Inclusivity and art, in harmony they agree,
Nature’s beauty, from Zilker Park to the glistening sea.

By Dan Higgins 2024

3. Big Bend Beauty

Beneath the Chisos, under a vast, unending dome,
Intricate canyons and rivers carve the earth, roam.
Glorious sunsets paint the skies, a chromatic poem,

Birds sing, wildlife thrives in this natural home,
Enigmatic desert, where adventurers are drawn to comb,
Night skies dazzle, a celestial show in the gloam,
Dreamers find solace, in these wilds, they’re never alone.

By Dan Higgins 2024

4. Houston We Have

Home to space voyagers, where missions are conceived,
Orbiting dreams, by brilliant minds interweaved.
Urban heart of Texas, where diversity is achieved,
Science and innovation, in which we all believe,
Texas Medical Center heals, gives families reprieve,
Opportunities abound, in what the city has achieved,
Nurturing progress, its spirit never grieved.

By Dan Higgins 2024

5. Wildflower Wonders

Waves of bluebonnets, under the springtime sun,
Indigo, pink, and gold, a kaleidoscope spun.
Landscapes transforming, a new season begun,
Delighting the senses, joy for everyone.

Fields of color, nature’s artwork done,
Lupines, paintbrushes, in warmth they bask, none shun,
Over the hills, to the horizon they run,
Wonderous beauty, in Texas, second to none.
Each petal, a masterpiece, brightly stun,
Reminding us to cherish these moments, under the sun.

By Dan Higgins 2024

What Types Of Poetry Have Rhyming In?

Five Rhyming Poems About Texas

1. Lone Star State

In the heart of the south, where the bluebonnets bloom,
Lies a land so vast, under the sun and moon.
Texas, oh Texas, with your skies so wide,
Where cowboys and cattle in harmony reside.

Your deserts and forests, each tell their own tale,
Of pioneers, oilmen, on their life’s trail.
From Dallas to Austin, to the Gulf’s sandy shores,
Your beauty and grandeur forever endures.

By Dan Higgins 2024

2. Under the Texan Sun

Under the Texan sun, where the heat waves dance,
And the rivers flow gently, as if in a trance.
The prairies stretch endless, under skies so vast,
Echoing stories of the future and past.

Here, the armadillo roams, and the mockingbird sings,
In the land of freedom, where hope forever springs.
From bustling cities to the quiet countryside,
Texas holds wonders, far and wide.

By Dan Higgins 2024

3. The Spirit of Texas

Bold and brave, the spirit of Texas stands tall,
A beacon of strength, answering freedom’s call.
From the Alamo’s walls, where heroes once fought,
To the space-faring dreams that Houston has brought.

It’s more than a place; it’s a state of mind,
Where the past and future are uniquely entwined.
With hospitality warm, and a will strong and fierce,
The spirit of Texas, our hearts will always pierce.

By Dan Higgins 2024

4. Hill Country Blues

In the heart of Texas, where the bluebonnets bloom,
And the hills roll gently, dispelling the gloom.
There’s music in the air, a soulful blues cry,
Telling tales of love, under the vast Texas sky.

Wine flows like rivers, through valleys so fair,
A testament to beauty, and the love that we share.
In the hill country, where dreams come to play,
The essence of Texas, shines bright as day.

By Dan Higgins 2024

5. Stars Over Texas

When the sun dips low, and the day turns to night,
The stars over Texas, put on a magical sight.
A canvas of darkness, with diamonds so bright,
Guiding the dreamers, through the night.

From the Panhandle plains, to the beaches so serene,
The stars tell stories, of places unseen.
In the heart of every Texan, burns a light so true,
Under the stars of Texas, dreams find their cue.

By Dan Higgins 2024

Poetry can be a potent tool to help teachers convey the beauty of Texas to their students. Students will come away with an appreciation for their state that will stay with them long after they move on from their classrooms.

With so many unique pieces of work, this blog post only scratched the surface.

We recommend that teachers do more research to find poems that truly speak to their classes. Be sure to read the rest of our posts for fun activities and informative articles about how to incorporate literature into the classroom!


1. Who are some famous poets from Texas?

Some notable poets from Texas include Naomi Shihab Nye, Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Larry D. Thomas, Sandra Cisneros, and Jack Myers.

2. What themes do these Texas poets often explore in their works?

Texas poets often write about themes such as landscape, culture, identity, immigration, family, and the human experience.

3. Are there any poetry events or festivals in Texas?

Yes, Texas hosts several poetry events and festivals throughout the year, including the Austin International Poetry Festival, Houston Poetry Fest, and the San Antonio Poetry Fair.

4. Where can I find works by Texas poets?

You can find works by Texas poets at local bookstores, libraries, and online retailers like Amazon. Many of their works can also be found in literary journals and anthologies.

5. How have these Texas poets contributed to the broader literary world?

These poets have contributed to the literary world by winning prestigious awards, publishing numerous collections, and teaching at universities. They have also inspired other writers through their unique perspectives and poetic styles.

6. Are there any poetry organizations or groups in Texas that support local poets?

Yes, several poetry organizations and groups in Texas support local poets, such as the Poetry Society of Texas, the Austin Poetry Society, and the Dallas Poets Community.

About The Author

I'm Dan Higgins, one of the faces behind The Teaching Couple. With 15 years in the education sector and a decade as a teacher, I've witnessed the highs and lows of school life. Over the years, my passion for supporting fellow teachers and making school more bearable has grown. The Teaching Couple is my platform to share strategies, tips, and insights from my journey. Together, we can shape a better school experience for all.






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