Posts tagged ‘language’

February 26, 2023


by Jem Croucher

No. 8 in the ‘Colloquy’ series

Don't get the wrong impression
my colleagues, reading this
as I'm not one for fudgel
as for me my work is bliss

But on occasion there are times
especially of late
when a fudgel is more common
in attempts to graciate

As with retirement looming
ever closer now these days
I find myself succumbing to
a new relaxing phase

January 30, 2023


by Jem Croucher

No.7 in the ‘Colloquy’ series

I have an inclination
one deep-seated, born of dream
partly wishful thinking but
ever-growing with a smile of whimsy
to which I will return from time to time
For it is something to cherish
teetering on the brink of promise

January 26, 2023

Language of Substance

by Jem Croucher
'For not' or 'not for'
in juxtaposition
two different meanings
for intent or for mission
Language of substance
for writer and poet
who will always exploit
as it's they who will know it

January 3, 2023


by Jem Croucher

No. 4 in the ‘Colloquy’ series

We coddiwompled in the mud
up at Barcombe Mills
all eight of us together
amidst the Sussex hills

The rain held off but underfoot
the mud was thick and wet
but we all had the best of times
so never cause to fret

December 29, 2022

Floccinaucinihilipilification not

by Jem Croucher

[No.3 in the ‘Colloquy’ series]

Twenty-nine letters; testament to the fact
that in estimation and to be exact
the action describing this noun in these words
is so far from worthless as to be absurd

August 9, 2022

#121 POETRY =

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Poetry =

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October 27, 2018

Wood matters

by John S

Smoke arises from the chimney stack
in billows
from an untended burn.

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April 16, 2018

The Shape of Water

by braveandrecklessblog

we do not need words

we do not need a shared

written language

we have eyes that truly see

lips that speak a common tongue

a shared palate for the aroma

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January 25, 2018

Divergent Thoughts: Set of Haikus

by pranabaxom

In the name of God
Millions tortured, maimed and killed
Still preach the gospel

The prophet of peace
Followers kill in his name
Mute spectators all

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November 23, 2017

#121 POETRY =

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Poetry =

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October 3, 2017


by Venkat

*Alliteration Poem – English*
3rd Oct’17  ~by Venkat

Eagle eyes, erudite English
Evolve edges, eerie echoes
Eagles editable, emblems
Eyes exorcised, edges engraved

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April 17, 2017


by braveandrecklessblog

It is rumored that there are 50 words

In the Eskimo language for snow

I ponder

Why are there not 50 words in the

English language

That I could draw upon

To describe that moment

When your bare skin

Touches my bare skin?

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March 26, 2017

Choice Words (Cento)

by John S

Under the wordless sky, come
with loveliness and the icy drouth
of hate –

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January 14, 2017


by John S

He sees her wilting coriander
advancing ice and winter weather

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January 2, 2017


by John S

When indespant and lonse,
the words open up
and breathe on me
barthey verses, to which I’m wont.

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December 18, 2016


by John S

a fragrant voice,
a merging sound
to gather yellow, red and crowned

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December 17, 2016

Love’s Fair Bounty

by Anita Lubesh



What summer’s sad fair
wouldst have me grace thy lips rightly
without strokes of seduction?
Tantalising is it not when ripeness befits
us as hosts and we lay warmly against each?

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December 10, 2016


by John S

There is a slight twinkle
near the sun, and it brings a magic notion

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October 16, 2016

Something, about very

by John S

As if it is more than she first breathed,
a life beyond the ocean’s crest
or past the highest tree.

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August 28, 2015

Oxford Awesomesauce

by fivemsteps

Every three months right before beer o’clock,
a poet’s arsenal gets awesomesauce
as the bruhs at Oxford* release new stock
of MacGyvered words with pop culture gloss.

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June 23, 2015


by Venkat


Is that love deep,
that looks not at hate
as a possibility

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May 19, 2014

The Oldest Word

by sc0pic

Wind speaks to leaves overhead
Each leaf tells the next
Conversation overheard
Speaking the same hushing word

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March 6, 2014

Lips to Air

by sc0pic

Language falling, lilting, tilting
Language dripping
From the teeth

Language hunting, language courting
Language waiting
Have a seat

Words disguised, described as something
Words disguised
A wolf in mask

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August 14, 2013

Ironbridge and Absent Friends

by beeseeker

Work-a-day sun high burnin’

Growin’ dull, respectful red and cider-cold;

Dawn’s melody slowly turnin’

Becoming familiar, restful, old.

Harvest hopes answered

Ripening to warm-honey gold:

Friends will always know each other –

If their stories be honestly told –

That distance and language matter not

When time and hearts be weighed and sold.