Posts tagged ‘poets corner’

April 18, 2019

a token of love – haiku 

by Colly

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Grow flower – live.

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April 8, 2019

Our Allotment

by Jem Croucher

On our allotment
In the sun
Shadows caught
Whilst having fun
Strimming grass
We laugh and smile
Whilst planting stuff
For quite a while
For this is ours
This little plot
Where we will plant
And grow a lot

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April 6, 2019

What Comes Before Silence

by HemmingPlay

Death is not bitter
death is a silence
But dying is bitter.
Dying is hard.
With you,
it was the sound.

It was like drowning,
no detail spared,
in slow motion…

with metastases of cancer
that filled the lungs
and grew, sending out
ghastly spawn to live in bone

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April 4, 2019

Memories Over A Glass of Wine

by HemmingPlay

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You weren’t my first summer girl—
But were the first one to take me over
Body and soul (and OK, I admit, it wasn’t all that hard to do)
But you are the one from the early days I remember

With only a few sharp regrets, since softened by time.

But also rises in me a wistful toast
To our being so young and eager, so serious, so clumsy,
So lost in hormones and music on the radio
Sitting on the lawn under a black sky sprinkled with stars,
Fumbling, clutching, giddy with freedom, while
Bullfrogs’ song charged the humid darkness with need.

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March 27, 2019

Form poetry – spring

by Colly

personal photo

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The sun is out.

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March 27, 2019

Splatter – Splash, Rain

by Colly

clip-art photo

kids in the rain

 

 

Pg. 1-2

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March 20, 2019

Coo of Night

by Colly

personal photo

 

cropped bank of river

 

 

 

In cathedrals of green.  The stately tall pillar stems.

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February 27, 2019

It Was the Sound

by HemmingPlay

Note: Don’t be alarmed. I am OK. This poem deals with something that happened nearly a year ago, but I’m just able to work my way into it objectively. It will be in a collection soon to be published, but as I prepare the pieces, I find there are still loose ends that need to be tied up by remembering. This was one.

Death is not bitter…
death is a silence
But, the dying is bitter.
Dying is full of the noise
of the going out.
It was the sound, I think,
that still haunts me,
the sound of your
struggle, the
death rattle.
(Such a bland phrase,
nothing like the
horror of the real thing.)

It was a drowning,
slowly,
inevitably,
the lungs full of fluids produced by
the metastases of cancer
the ravisher of lungs,
scatterer of foul seeds,
ghastly, evil children to stick in bone
and brain.

The relentless
sounds of drowning, your
poor, battered breastbone lifting,
tough heart refusing to stop
long after it should have.
Morphine hid the pain
but took your mind,
filled it full of phantasms
but it at least lay a
warm blanket over the pain

But the lungs were full
and drowned you deep
in dreamy waters, hours
after your spirit had
abandoned the failing husk.
An old friend said you visited her
in a dream hours before.

You had a spirit body,
alive and vigorous and young, happy, she said,
dressed in spring clothes
and driving a sky-blue convertible.
While I tried to give the body
some peace, and listened to
the rising dreamy waters, rattling,
It was a comfort to learn
you had escaped, and
driven away on your
great adventure.

In bright sunshine,
free, in a blue convertible, like the
one you had when we met
50 years before.

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February 24, 2019

The passing of days

by Jem Croucher


To the week that was
That has now passed
It’s had its ups and downs
Some high times
And some lower ones
Some smiles and yes, some frowns

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February 15, 2019

My Colorful World

by Colly

 Clipart Photo

 

too cute clipart

 

 

Fluffy white flakes

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February 14, 2019

A Valentine’s Day Giggle Poem

by Joel Kravitz

Poetry challenge: Valentines poem.

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If you’re a gentleman and can make a gal giggle,
There’s a good chance that gal will like you.

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February 14, 2019

Four Colorful Seasons

by Colly

clipart photo

school bus children

 

 

 

 

Yellow bus.  Yellow bus.

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February 6, 2019

The I Am

by Colly

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February 6, 2019

Vows, on Valentine’s

by Colly

 

romance poetry

 

When God made husband and wife…

He was hoping that we would…

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February 2, 2019

Bleak Winter – haiku

by Colly

 

personal photo: crows in winter

crow in winter

 

In winter,

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February 2, 2019

Valentine’s Love – haiku

by Colly

Flickr: Kimberly Ann Ryan painting

wow a lovely bluebird!

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February 1, 2019

A Morning*

by HemmingPlay

I remember certain things,
how it was a Sunday in
April, and the daffodils were late.
How the sun was out and
poured through the bay windows
of the bedroom, happy and warm,
like nothing was wrong,
like everything was normal.

I can’t feel it now, the exhaustion
of that awful last night,
blessed by how the brain
softens certain things with time.

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January 28, 2019

A Valentine’s Pear

by Colly

 

 

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You

 

are

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January 28, 2019

Pyrus Communis – Comice Pears

by Colly

 

 

Jane Palmer Art

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Fibre & vitamins.

 

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January 27, 2019

KEEP TRYING LITTLE ONE

by Colly

personal photo

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Little blue boat.  Can you float?

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January 27, 2019

Colorful Shapes to See

by Colly

 

fruit for a shorybook clipart

CLIPART PHOTO

 

 

 

(FIRST PAGE: FLUSH RIGHT)

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January 8, 2019

A Hideaway Cat, Meow

by Colly

 

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In the middle of winter.

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January 7, 2019

Nearing Spring…2019!

by Colly

sweet green nature

 

 

Green buds – the promise of lilac in spring.

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January 7, 2019

Winter Raindrops

by Colly

 

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Raindrops – an elemental thing.  Fastening along a branchlet of spring –

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January 4, 2019

Leanness of January

by Colly

 

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A pleated woodpecker ensconced my front tree.

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December 18, 2018

Potty time, Matt!

by Colly

potty boy

 

 


 

 

Hi!  My name is Matt.

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December 16, 2018

Christmas 2018

by Colly

silver white and bllue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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December 15, 2018

Daybreak

by Colly

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(personal photo)

 

One by one they escape.

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