Posts tagged ‘poets’

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 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 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

A Dangerous Love!!!

by Harry

Submitted by Lynsay Sterling

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I loved him so much, he was like a star that I had to touch. If only I had known that I was going down this road alone. I’ve made my home in the gutter like no other. I knew that he was dangerous from the start but I thought that he’d only break my heart.

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January 1, 2018

When

by Harry

Submitted by Pasithea AnimaLibera

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When thoughts dance
to beauty in semblance
life regains balance.

When words give reference
to beauty making a difference
expression creates reverence.

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January 1, 2018

And So It Begins

by HemmingPlay

And so it begins, again,
that urge to shrink from
the cool touch of machines;
the hushed offices,
the looks of concern,
the competent compassion.
Maddening, imprecise precision–
“the blood test found something, we
need to do more tests…..
something’s there
on her scans…”
a blurry, thicker patch there,
spots on bone, lung, breast, too.

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December 28, 2017

My Friend the Wind

by Harry

Submitted by Pasithea AnimaLibera

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My friend the Wind-
is a lady who changes-
Personas with every dress!

You can hear her voice-
go up and down with-
every lapel and pleat!

Chagrined about her coif-
she turns into a dust devil.

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December 28, 2017

The written word pines for yesteryear

by Harry

Submitted by Katherine Shipp

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But it pines from under mossy rocks.
The wise walk right by and refrain
From lifting a rock, but youth –
Youth picks it up and so begins the age
Of progress, sagacious and full of poets.
Pick up any rock and you’ll find a poet,
Fussing over stars, fainting into yesteryear.

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December 24, 2017

Her, Poetry

by Stephen Fuller

I do not write poems for her,
true,
she completes the poem.
Words cannot replace
her presence.
Emotions inspired
by our love
told by the twinkling
wealth of night.

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December 21, 2017

My Old Book of Poetry & Prose.

by Bipolar Opposites

Please, feel free to help an aspiring artist, writer, poet, and musician achieve his lifelong destiny for success. Thanks in advance. Kyle T. Dibert’s Book of Poetry

December 21, 2017

Poetic Junkies

by Bipolar Opposites

Original KYLE T. DIBERT, DECEMBER 20th, 2017:

…shooting up the veins of the heart city, – a hundred miles an hour – as a a good junkie does well, and I can tell, that, despite admiration, I am fated for hell & yet oh well I don’t mind where all the ground fell while I was staring up at you through this miraculous well, and you were bankrupt before you decided to sell, and at your coffin, coughing casualties at commiserating children kissing flowers, praying by the hour, to not tower thus so high that one falls and usurps vitality, – power which dwindles stale & dwindles thus more sour; as if in high

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December 21, 2017

Why Poetry ?

by Colly

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I am the door that opens when others close.

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December 21, 2017

Tracing our Foot-path

by Colly

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I am your ease. I am your strain.

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December 20, 2017

I Remain

by Harry

Submitted by Katherine Shipp

 

My tomb is an armoire.
I try on death.
It’s a frightening dress,
And way ahead of its time.

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December 18, 2017

“Refining the heart like sour mash whiskey: Fumigate the fearful pt 2”

by Harry

Submitted by http://zaroffblog.wordpress.com 

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Take me by the hungry hand
whistling Dixie

smells like hot cracked pepper
airborne
Greek concrete women
no legs
perfect sculpted breasts
chests
holding up grey brick building columns
gussy up Gay street

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December 18, 2017

Your words are like a chain

by Harry

Submitted by Katherine McKnight
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Your words are like a chain
Of truth, ungelded, linked.
Just one secret shines like gold
In the pulsing hollow of my throat.

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December 18, 2017

Christmas Mummer – December 18, 2017 (tanka)

by Bastet

eventide
waltzing through the street
winter mummers*
twirling golden fairy lights
one for every season

gsk ’17

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December 18, 2017

New Words

by Jem Croucher

5 of 5 in the Jemverse ‘Poets’ series

It’s always nice to wet the page
when starting a new book
But rare (I think) the privilege
that others get a look
Not that here there’s much to see
My scribbled writing’s muse
drafted in rough format
with the the method that I use

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December 15, 2017

Traversed

by Harry

Submitted by peter m burns
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I traversed my thumb
Round the rim in
Concentric track,
Always forward,
Clockwise,
Never backwards, while
Thoughts hiding in folds of memory
Waiting for disembarkation,
Lined up for the attack.

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December 15, 2017

MR. SNOWBODY.

by Harry

Submitted by philip g webster

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Hello Mr. Snowbody its great to see you here.
Its been a while since you made me smile its been a lonely year
Hi there Mr. Snowbody its great to have you back to sit and chat in scarf and hat and eyes so shiny and black
My daddy made you years ago while I still heard the bells he said youd come back every year with presents from the elves
Last year as I yawned and stretched the sun lit up my room but all the sunlight ever fetched was sadness tears and gloom

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December 14, 2017

sleep next to my heart

by Harry

Submitted by Katherine McKnight Shipp

I know you sleep next to my heart;
It’s your trophy, adorning a shelf.
It lulls you to dreams
With its tender heartbeat;
I have this same trophy myself.

December 14, 2017

The Seasons of love

by Harry

Submitted by Domic Sands Miss
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There are seasons four to be known
winter summer spring Autumn
to love and to live I’ve grown
the four seasons I am alone

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December 11, 2017

We can go hand in hand

by Harry

Submitted by Katherine Shipp
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We can go hand in hand
into the heart of the woods.
Our home is bereft
of holly and spruce;
let’s go into the heart of the woods.
We will gather up gladness
and bring home a holiday mood.

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December 11, 2017

Seamless Tapestry

by Harry

Submitted by zaroffpoetry
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PT Cruisers fuse
through time
the now El Caminos
pullin’ through casinos
valets sort those wooden panels
into tidy lines
Licking gas pump handles
like supermodels
crossing divided highways
on wings
prayers
gas fumes

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December 11, 2017

‘VIETNAM SOLIDER’

by Harry

Submitted by Keturah Yisrael
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To the world in this time
Vietnam was on everyone’s mind
My Dad was young and very brave
in Vietnam his friends he saved
This war was long, This war was hard
We lost our loved one’s near and far
Vietnam was far from home
some of the soldiers died alone

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December 8, 2017

HAIKU: CRAZY WRITER FRIENDS

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Crazy Writer Friends

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December 7, 2017

That feeling…

by Harry

Submitted by The Raven’s Desk

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Haunts us in our memories.

Chases us in our dreams.

It’s everywhere around us.

Like a loaded weapon,

….It fires.

We scream.

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December 1, 2017

The Dream

by Harry

Submitted by Ed Ehren

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Imagine a day, lets say in mid June
Just before morning becomes afternoon
You see a flash and then hear a boom
As a storm has arrived or one will very soon
As the branches blow off of the trees
You feel as safe as safe could be
Either sitting at home watching TV

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