Posts tagged ‘literature’

March 21, 2016


by tinethewordsmith


There is a ruckus

within my skull:

ravens are perching

on the nerves;

pecking at the walls;

etching their names.

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December 4, 2013

the Breathe of Seas

by soad88

nature at war

“‘Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls;

all your waves and breakers have swept over me.’”

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October 20, 2013


by Devina

There’s this hunger inside of me
A living, writhing thing of many limbs
Ever insisting, never satiated

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October 8, 2013

Tempests of Thought

by Morgan

Magnifying Glass

In Tempests of Thought Thou first Unspiraled
Mystery to Every mind,
But fact to Thee, like its own fiction spinning;
Deductions Simple, that none else shall find.

Casting back Thy Silken Locks, where Thou Gazest sharply,
To Pique Thine Interest, fortune plays a hand,
But given over to Conscientiousness,
Hints of Thy true nature to Understand.

Clues in lesser shadow falling than in darkest night,
To Tempt Thy Passions, most bemusing,
While Accosted in the fleeting light of day
By floods of details, generously accusing.

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May 22, 2013


by soad88

Deutsch: Rose mit Rauhreif / Eiskristallen

“Take O! Take those lips away,

Those so sweetly were forsworn,

And those eyes, the break of day,

Lights that do mislead the morn;

But my kisses bring again

                                                               Bring again

Seals of love, but sealed in vain,

                                                                           Sealed in vain.”

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May 18, 2013


by soad88

Clinging to shadows
Floating in space
Noise-less wonder
Endless race

Crossroads scratched
Bridges down
Storms are coming
no way around

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May 8, 2013

The Sphinx

by soad88


Sphinxes (Photo credit: schmaeche)

Sitting all alone

on a forgotten throne

of desert debris and spoiled human meat

No greedy follower to worship

nor sacrifices to hold

You ate more than your fill

and enslaved the needy

You’re dead now

but   left behind is

a feminine mind

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April 30, 2013


by soad88

Departing in the dark of night

I leave behind familiar tunes

of you and I and what was and used to be

wordless joys and hopeful dreams

we were like doves nestled in an olive tree

embracing peaceful serenity

we raised our own

taught them to soar

spreading peace and razing calamities

For in our youth

we spread only truth

and left all vile behind

never looking back to notice

The arrowhead that pierced your naked heart

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April 29, 2013

Lost love Returned

by Karen

Copyright © 290413 by Karen Payze

This poem is also published on my new writing blog, 1000 words

Copyright © 290413 by Karen Payze

February 28, 2013

Every word.

by Harry

Posted for Missy.

Every word you speak
is like a dealt blow
that throws me into the emptiness of confusion.

You speak of your hatred
for me,
the more I try to love and honour you
for God’s sake.

Good times don’t last for long
not even a second
till depression invades.

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January 29, 2013


by timzauto

rain spilling so slowly without any sound

clouds lofting by,as descriptions are found

character’s toppling  one at a time

names being similar to  nursery rhymes

rays spraying the scenery , they pick up our day

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January 25, 2013

Her essence

by timzauto

For poetry challenge 2

With all her essence

she enters the room

fragrance’s amplify

like fresh roses in bloom

chants were all fluid

soothing to my ear

thoughts of her in past

always brings a tear

January 16, 2013

The Key

by timzauto

confusing it gets as the further I go

the more that I think the lesser I show

the balance I seek seems still out of reach

a contradiction to me in the beliefs  that they teach

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December 8, 2012


by Sorrows In A Serenade

Hi guys! I’m posting this in response to the Trifextra Writing Challenge at! It’s community judged, so if you like it please spare a few minutes to put in a vote for me (Sorrows In A Serenade)! Really appreciate it, thanks! 😀

Ghosts of boxy apartment

walls wail watching

soul after soul fall; fail

spectacularly –

clean, crisp sheets tugged

up by cold, clammy fingers of hell,

smothering and blinding.

Light succumbs, darkness wins.

Ghosts wail.

more at!

November 27, 2012


by Sorrows In A Serenade

Finally back after a long uncomfortable absence! Hope you missed me! 🙂

hollow eyes –
window to
hollow soul.
rainbows of youth
faded, dull grey hues
plague cloudy skies.

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November 18, 2012

sleep walking

by timzauto

November 14, 2012

morning air

by timzauto

morning air

is what I need

this restless life

I want to bleed

mind is stuck

to past events

when all I have

is good intents

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November 14, 2012

beliefs are mine

by timzauto

I need sometimes to kneel and talk

beliefs are mine and not to balk

thankful for the light of day

even when the sky is gray

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November 5, 2012


by Sorrows In A Serenade

I walk along the rivers
Which sources lie between
The pale white clouds in the sky
Which ends anywhere
Its tail a snaking wisp of smoke

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October 9, 2012

The Photocopy Machine

by Sorrows In A Serenade

Green glow consumes the person.

Churning, whirring,
White papers with black dots, white papers with black dots, white papers with black dots
The same blots on the same purity.

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September 27, 2012

Winter’s Nocturnes – A Sestina

by Sorrows In A Serenade

He sits down.

Melodies unfurl with a twitch, a light trill,
And the man leans back, savouring every note
Cloaked in black, and stained with tears,
Winter’s gifts a forgotten sight. Under the stars,
He bows his head, straightens his back, and the haunting
Begins. He slams on the piano keys, sorrow a dark cloud.

He remembers lying down, watching the clouds,
He remembers the chirping birds’ magnificent trill,
He remembers her – her bright green eyes haunting
His own. Her hand, knotted
With his. He remembers lying down, watching the stars
As each twinkled, then faded, merely a tiny tear.

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September 19, 2012

A Broken Umbrella

by Sorrows In A Serenade

We’ll dance a waltz in the rain.
the twirling raindrops breeze past us
And the lovely patters sing.

We’ll grow our roses in the rain.
the soothing winds fondle our creation
And blooming petals rise.

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September 10, 2012

Fishermen’s Song

by Sorrows In A Serenade

Gnarling fury,
Menacing wrath!

From Poseidon’s clutches
Deliver thy torn sail!

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September 5, 2012

A Meal.

by Sorrows In A Serenade

Shaking hands prepared this meal,
Shaking hands finish this meal.

Mother and Daughter
Eat in hushed silence
Mother and Daughter
A suspense, turbulent.

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September 4, 2012


by Sorrows In A Serenade

Eyes turn to stare
At the new fish on the street

Dirty brown, ragged, dusty, filthy.
A pure-bred,
A perfect addition to their collection
In the tank.

Joining the ranks of four others,
A school, lined up in neat row.
Body after body after body after body after body
Resting on their tails – fish have no legs.

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September 2, 2012

Alley – A Sestina

by Sorrows In A Serenade

apologies for not updating for very long! Lots of projects and schoolwork, but the busiest period hasn’t even arrived yet! Really very sorry for my lack of discipline >< anyway hope you like this! A sestina, on how we all too often lose our way through the treacherous territory of gold and diamonds. Hope you like it, and appreciate the comments!

In the alley, I meet the Spirit
The maiden of the Fair
Night, shrouded in mist.
Claiming lives
From clutches of play
To join her in the fog

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August 30, 2012

The Fairy Woman

by Harry

The fairy woman wails during the night.

Her piercing, screeching sound brings fear.

Crying aloud, she hunts out death.

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August 28, 2012

Poem: Age

by Harry

The bones are creaking.

Joints in pain.

Starting to swell.

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