Posts tagged ‘Poetry’

December 10, 2018

Corners

by Venkat

paint them if you will
nailed with your groans
bowls of time on the sill
clock’s tick, fishes moans

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December 10, 2018

Tri-Haiku XI (winter blue)

by Jem Croucher

I am winter blue
Born to December, I chill
to iron cold bone

I am winter blue
To brittle January
icy fingers spread

I am winter blue
But with yellow I will change
to the green of Spring

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December 9, 2018

Last Christmas

by mkvecchitto

last christmas

Paper-white petals tucked in a bouquet
Winter’s bloom of cinnamon wishes and roses of red
Paper-white petals tucked in a bouquet

Tendrils of time joining circles widespread
Lasting moments on this elderberry night
Winter’s bloom of cinnamon wishes and roses of red

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December 9, 2018

The Word

by Jem Croucher

I found a word
It was quite small
In fact it wasn’t
much at all
But when I added
it to others
It blossomed with
it’s new found brothers

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December 8, 2018

Echoing

by John S

I’ve got no poem today, but it must be okay.
I’ve thought about monkeys, how walruses play,

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December 8, 2018

Saying something

by Jem Croucher

CAPITAL LETTERS THEN
WHAT’S THAT ABOUT?
SOME SAY IT IS RUDE
AND AKIN TO A SHOUT
BUT SOMETIMES THEY AID
TO SOMETHING I WANT TO SAY
SMALL CAPS AID TO VISUAL
IN A PARTICULAR WAY

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December 7, 2018

From the silence

by Jem Croucher

There’s an element here
in these words with an essence
as I capture my thoughts
from the past and the present
For me it’s an outlet
A poetic license
to say what I feel
with a voice from the silence

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December 6, 2018

Thoughts

by Venkat

a new thought
now it limped over, green
eyes blown, puffed intents
a quiet cloud, a serene dragonfly

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December 6, 2018

Finding words

by Jem Croucher

This pen will find words
every day without fail
Whether I’m well
or whether I ail
For there’s always a nuance
I’ll want to portray
Of the life that’s around me
day after day

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December 5, 2018

Aintree

by Jem Croucher

It’s raining up on Merseyside
Aintree in the rain
Where I’ve come up from Liverpool
on an early train

There’s not much going on here
unless you are a horse
For here’s when the Grand National
is run on this racecourse

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December 4, 2018

Tri-Tanka I (tanka)

by Jem Croucher

To start this series
in thirty-one syllables
Japanese Tanka
A short song to bring you joy
Jemverse social media

So here are first lines
Crafted by the poet’s hand
Found and captured here
To form and syntax structured
Voicing life in five short lines

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December 4, 2018

Wedges

by Venkat

the moments I wedge
on these fine grooves
sculpted on vintage palms
hang on a tenuous shine

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December 4, 2018

-03.12.18_19:20-

by dokurtybitz
It’s a word we fear,

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December 4, 2018

Wait

by mkvecchitto

wait

And so we wait
as the warmth of winter
promises redemption

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December 4, 2018

-02.12.18_17:02-

by dokurtybitz
The_binding_of_Fenris
The collar I wear
Braided strands of

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December 3, 2018

-01.12.18_22:01 –

by dokurtybitz
Out here,
Where the wild things live

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December 3, 2018

Tri-haiku X (tears)

by Jem Croucher

To open your eyes
as bright sparkles sting and fall
It’s ok to cry

Embrace my sorrow
But then tomorrow bring smiles
that I may see joy

As sometimes a tear
will fall from my eyes with joy
as something moves me

©Jemverse

December 3, 2018

A Festival of Light

by Alanna

Let the light of who you truly are

Shine bright

And may the world

Embrace you

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Photo by the author

For the backstory on this poem, visit byalannapass.com 

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December 3, 2018

I Should Have

by William

I should have known

When you were late

Because in your eyes

I could see our fate

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December 2, 2018

Seeking Wisdom

by mkvecchitto

“I talk to God but the sky is empty.” – Sylvia Plath

mlmm sunday writing prompt dec2

I seek wisdom in the sawdust falling gently
beneath the polished mahogany bowl
you carved with loving hands
for it is not the finished product
but rather the blood, sweat, and tears
buried deep within its caviar ribbons
that tell this story

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December 2, 2018

The safe warmth of home

by Jem Croucher

Steel grey seas with iron chill
it’s with whimsy that I peer
at the beach I know so well
in summer brings such cheer
Yet now the winter’s icy hand
has me firmly in its grip
As grey green waters frenzied churn
with northern winds are whipped

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December 2, 2018

Lighthearted At The End of the World

by HemmingPlay
Ed: I’m researching one or more works on climate fiction –CliFi–that will tiptoe through a increasingly alarming future. In the process, I’m finding some previous works that, while dark, are also windows into the subject. So, to brighten your day, here are two:

A Song on the End of the World

BY CZESLAW MILOSZ

On the day the world ends|
A bee circles a clover,
A fisherman mends a glimmering net.
Happy porpoises jump in the sea,

By the rainspout young sparrows are playing
And the snake is gold-skinned as it should always be.

On the day the world ends
Women walk through the fields under their umbrellas,

A drunkard grows sleepy at the edge of a lawn,
Vegetable peddlers shout in the street
And a yellow-sailed boat comes nearer the island,

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December 1, 2018

Christmas Tree, Damned Christmas Tree

by Rhyme In Time

Based on O Tannenbaum (Oh Christmas Tree).

A Christmas tree, a Christmas tree!
In search of you my day’s spent.
A Christmas tree, a Christmas tree!
Search through the woods so fervent.

ohxmastree

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December 1, 2018

Seasonal

by John S

The leaves lay spread amidst a coverlet of snow-
one a bit early, the other late in season

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December 1, 2018

December

by Jem Croucher

No.4 of 12 in the Jemverse ’12 months II’ series

December comes and tradition
sees the tree go up tonight
Decorations hanging all around
‘most everywhere in sight

For us it sees a birthday
Holly’s twenty-five this year
and sharing it with Christmas
always brings us all good cheer

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November 30, 2018

Tri-Haiku IX (yellow)

by Jem Croucher

A little yellow
as a splash against the green
Memory of warmth

This yellow fills me
Drives away my winter blues
Hums a cheerful song

And I am yellow
Reflecting the sunshine here
I shine to the day

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November 29, 2018

Winter leave me now

by Jem Croucher

3 of 3

This brittle chill, this iron cold
this fall from grace for me
is winter in a nutshell
and a few words, certainly
So I fund solace in these times
with words that speak of sun
and warmer days of sunshine
when winter days are done

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November 28, 2018

Triggers

by mkvecchitto

Triggers

Damn this wind that howls
like a lone wolf on a moonlit night
Damn this rain that prowls
like a rabid dog ready to bite

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