Posts tagged ‘poetry blog’

January 20, 2018

Brilliant

by Jem Croucher

The glare was quite brilliant
from the bridge with the blue
and the sunshine so bright
that it looked almost new
The river was brimming
the tide really high
with soft wavelets lapping
as I wandered by

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January 19, 2018

Poetic Procreation

by Harry

Submitted by Pasithea AnimaLibera

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Emotions unsorted are ovum aborted.
Words unrecorded are sperms wasted.
Pieces of writing unshared left crumpled
are pieces of us neglected or distorted.

The mind releases its emotional ovum
to meet words’ sperms on ink.
A Fallopian hand etches them
unto a papyrus uterus.
There they grow and divide
into stanza or couplet cells.
They latch and feed
from imagination’s placenta.

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January 19, 2018

Shades of Emotions

by Harry

Submitted by cmapillay

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You are the one who coloured my world, as I made this turn and entered your life,
You are the one who gives life to my breath, while I try to make this life worthwhile.
When you’ll be far I’ll hear you close, when you’ll be close I’ll hear you within,
When I’ll be far you’ll feel me close, when you close your eyes, a dream will begin.

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January 19, 2018

Of lions and gulls

by Jem Croucher

In Portsmouth the lions
outside the Guild Hall
sit patiently waiting
and watch over all

They can never of course
leave their posts as that would
disciplinary matters
be as they should

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January 18, 2018

Nesting

by Jem Croucher

In the barren forsythia a house has appeared
built by an industrious sparrow
with twigs, grass and straw a nest has been made
between the branches narrow

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January 17, 2018

Walkies

by Jem Croucher

I think my favourite time of day
is evening, as that’s when
the tall one comes and takes me out
for walkies now and then

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January 16, 2018

Words about Seagulls

by Jem Croucher

I have written of seagulls
(Well, I would, wouldn’t I?)
As, living in Sussex
you’ll oft hear their cry

They’re as much of a part
of a life by the coast
as the people who live here
The sea playing host

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January 15, 2018

Far away

by Harry

Submitted by Katherine McKnight Shipp

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I know sorrow.

The best servant

and dearest relative,

It is never far away.

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January 15, 2018

This handknit love

by Harry

Submitted by Silas

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“Through these inanimate loops

Of wisdom and strength

Holding each wale

Of unity and togetherness

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January 15, 2018

The Seagull Serenade (reprise)

by Jem Croucher

6 of 6 in the Jemverse ‘Seagull’ series

Alone on dampened shingle
The taste of salt around my mouth
I stand braced against a rising wind
And gaze out to the south

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January 14, 2018

Seagulls, the sea and a song (reprise)

by Jem Croucher

5 of 6 in the Jemverse ‘Seagulls’ series

Alone on the shingle
Salt in my mouth
Braced against wind
Looking to South
Out there in the green
Waves rise and fall
As I listen again
To familiar call
A song just for me
The swoop and the cry
The sea and its music
As seagulls fly by

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January 13, 2018

Riding with Seagulls (reprise)

by Jem Croucher

4 of 6 in the Jemverse ‘Seagulls’ series

I’m riding with seagulls
down here on the beach
as they fly alongside me
just out of reach
It’s like swimming with dolphins
just as wonderful and
the only change is that
I’m still on the land

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January 12, 2018

Dream

by Megha's World

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A bridge across forever
An unending dream
An endless walk on the beach
Uncanny sun on your face

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January 12, 2018

The Seagull’s Cry (reprise)

by Jem Croucher

3 of 6 in the Jemverse ‘Seagulls’ series

The seagulls’ cry
synonymous
of living by the sea

A thing of which
I’ll never tire
for it is a part of me

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January 11, 2018

The Beauty within

by Harry

Submitted by Silas

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“We all weave a web of lies
Trying to hide the darkness within
Bumbling about as the time flies
Trying to find beauty within.”

January 11, 2018

Red ( A poem)

by Harry

 

As you drip through my fingers
like a naked truth
and I hide you,
behind all the shameful veils
like a proverbial truth
you exist
and flows in my veins;

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January 11, 2018

Creativity

by Harry

Submitted by Katherine McKnight Shipp

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Insanity is a peeping tom
Like the moon.
Old anxiety wakes up in the light
Of such a moon.

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January 11, 2018

Seagulls Passing (reprise)

by Jem Croucher

2 of 6 in the Jemverse ‘Seagulls’ series

Sitting in the sunshine
by the river at high tide
A seagull came and perched
on the railings by my side
We had a little chat
as it seemed the thing to do
Passing a few pleasantries
before away he flew

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January 10, 2018

Bob Marley Seagull (reprise)

by Jem Croucher

1 of 6 in the Jemverse ‘Seagulls’ series

It was raining in Brighton
and, strolling back to the car
parked there in Ann Street
from the centre, not far
We paused to admire
on the wall, ‘cross the way
some graffiti scrawled quickly
but with something to say

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January 9, 2018

Distant Rain

by jaybluepoems

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Sensual lines above the plain,
seductive curves of coming rain,
poised o’er sweetened fields of corn
whose tassels, golden, so adorn the jasmine jade and green.

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January 9, 2018

Broken Breakwater

by Jem Croucher

Progress and safety and
longshore drift
have taken their toll
with budget and thrift
So, rare the breakwater
today you will find
Most hidden away
to low water confined

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January 8, 2018

Pleasure to bring

by Jem Croucher

Went for a walk
in the town where I live
It’s still got attraction
and plenty to give

And I sill get a buzz
when I’m walking down here
It brings a warm feeling
and plenty of cheer

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January 7, 2018

It’s a gull’s life

by Jem Croucher

“So, this wall in the sun
makes a great place to view
this town where we live
don’t you think, just us two?”

“You’re not wrong my friend
it’s a great place to be
down here by the river
not far from the sea”

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January 6, 2018

“Interlewd”

by Harry

Submitted by zaoffpoetry

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Secrets steeped
in krait secretions
& sencha leaves
brewed grume
i poured myself
a cup of illusion ~
… your shaitan
loomed in the steam
an amorphous penumbra
rising to
seduction in your lips,
licking across
the bleeding seam …
i spill into
the stained tablecloth,
liquesce into the creases
all calligraphic arches
of invitation

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January 6, 2018

Pride

by Harry

 

 

Chest thumping your way
to the eternal damnation
living in the land of giants
and self-loathing with your
mortal existence
you are swelled with pride
bloated with the mortal sin

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January 6, 2018

Pixelated Smile

by Jem Croucher

On Rose Hill Close in Brighton
on the corner by the wall
A pixelated smiley face
colourful but small
we spied as we were waiting
for the traffic lights to change
Not something you see every day
it really was quite strange

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January 5, 2018

Broken Reflections

by Harry

Submitted by Pasithea AnimaLibera

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Reflections are actions
shown in light or thought.

Sometimes serene like
reflections off a lake.

Sometimes broken like
refractions off broken glass.

Between light and thought
is a dream reflected or refracted.

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January 5, 2018

Hearts on New Year’s Day

by Harry

Submitted by Katherine McKnight Shipp

 

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We each have a bell
Hung dead within.
Its ringing never stops.

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