Posts tagged ‘poets’

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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November 11, 2018

Innocence

by Richard Rensberry, author at QuickTurtle Books®

Innocence

 

The sound of children

comes in swells

like the sea…. I love

how they fill the emptiness and silence

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October 29, 2018

Location

by Megha's World

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Between the thumb and the forefinger
where I’m counting and mapping your freckles
as my fingers slide
over your curves
and etches
a map of my universe
where
my soul
my love
my passion
finds solace,

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October 24, 2018

Flaw (Micro poetry)

by Megha's World

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October 18, 2018

Breaking point

by Megha's World

“One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.”
― Shannon L. Alder

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A thousand sweet praises
I can listen sweetly
and keep forgetting them
the next day I rise

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October 7, 2018

History of love

by Megha's World

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Our love is an illusion

a mirage,

like the sun setting in the sea

the light has traveled

from the past

to reach you and me;

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September 27, 2018

Passion (Micro poetry)

by Megha's World

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I blog at Megha’s World

September 26, 2018

Fatal attraction

by Megha's World

“Mysteries of attraction could not always be explained through logic. Sometimes the fractures in two separate souls became the very hinges that held them together.”
― Lisa Kleypas, Devil in Winter

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That insatiable thirst

which rises from the depth of my soul

and devours me like a wildfire

this incessant need

to be wrapped around your soul

like an unstoppable contagion

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September 17, 2018

Pause

by Megha's World
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I’m getting enraged

constantly irked by the 

inconsistencies in life

bothered by

the roadblocks

ups and downs

and inequality

small glitches 

and bumps

and those 

occasional stops 

which hinders 

forms a patina

to its  

constant glow

knocks down the 

its ebb and flow

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September 7, 2018

Fruitless

by Megha's World

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And when you smile
And try to hide 
your giggles and laughter
And those tinkling bells
Which will sweeten someone soul

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August 31, 2018

Half empty/Half full

by Megha's World

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I blog at Megha’s World

August 24, 2018

CHANGE

by Harry

Submitted by The Dark Horse

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Do seasons shift?

Why do you stand in a limbo
Faithfully expecting the sun to remain

You’ll burn out from the rays of its ceaseless continuity
Only to then be eroded once the downpours turn up to your shores

Does passion eventually disenchant like fashion?

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August 23, 2018

Most haikus

by Harry

Submitted by Ed Ehren

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Most haikus one reads

Are nonsensical bullshit

Much like this one is

August 23, 2018

Why we hate Trump

by Harry

Submitted by Ed Ehren
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We don’t hate Trump because he’s Muslim
We don’t hate Trump because he’s black

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August 23, 2018

Lost in Translation

by Megha's World

“The quiet sense of something lost” 
― Alfred Tennyson

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I’m lost in the translation 
wandering between the pages of  a book
hiding between the folds
and sitting under a neatly folded
dog-eared page
waiting to be pulled

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August 22, 2018

Cleanliness of thought

by Harry

Submitted by  tejaswibenjamin

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Cleanliness, purity of mind, thought and heart,

will surely make you a sweetheart.

Meditation and yoga are the way to go,

the benefits of it you will surely know.

Clear all bad thoughts, you will reach the skies,

you have only one life, so be wise.

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August 22, 2018

WHEN

by Harry

Submitted by Marie Tarrant

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I’m remembering days of yesteryear,
When fags were cheap, and so was beer.
When London streets were plagued by smog
When fires burned from coal and a log.
When steam poured out of engines of trains,
When there were no traffic jams in lanes.
When cars were new and bikes were rode,
When the coalman called and dropped his load.

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August 21, 2018

OLD FASHIONED WINTER

by Harry

Submitted by Marie Tarrant

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The smoke from chimneys climbing high
Form cloud like objects in the sky
The mist lies hovering over a field
Logs for fires in gardens build
The smell of cooking through the air
With bonfire smoke, they mix and share
The sun is out but cooler now
The farmers put away the plough
Trees undressed and waiting for,

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August 21, 2018

Ode to Kashmir

by Harry

Submitted by Ayesha Azhar

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Three in the morning
There’s been a raid
Twenty-one for the mourning
Seventeen coffins prepared

Wild, wild and vile
Blood, gore and bile
Broken limbs; still, still eyes
Food everywhere; it’s a feast for the flies

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August 21, 2018

ANTHEM OF UNITY BY CHINA ALEXANDRIA

by Harry

Submitted by CHINA ALEXANDRIA

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JOSEPH WORE A COAT OF MANY COLOURS
JESUS WORE A CROWN FIT FOR A KING
WHEN EVIL COMES IT DOESNT RAISE A BANNER
EVIL WILL NOT HARM US HEAR US SING.

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August 15, 2018

They say your in a better place

by Harry

Submitted by Sasha Deppen
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They say your in a better place
But what the hell do they know
They say your always with me
As I shake my head real slow
There is no better place for you,

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August 14, 2018

Centre Stage

by Megha's World
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We are at the center stage
hounded and cheered by the million hungry eyes
ready and pumped to get
a piece of the entertainment
of their life
to get that taste of the bloodied reality
and voyeuristic truth
we have been gulping down our throats
through all this life

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August 8, 2018

Grin

by Megha's World
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Grin and bear it
bear the trickling pain
the harrowing death
which slowly reeks
from every single pore
of your body
pain and suffering
is a common trend
but empathy and care
is a phenomenon, unknown.

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August 3, 2018

An American Satire

by Harry

Submitted by Peter M Burns
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The elephant sitting in a sycamore tree
Lazily peeling a banana for his tea
Pauses to wonder why ants are free
To march with banners extolling
Demands to ban pesticides that are
Harmful to them and pollenating bees.

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August 3, 2018

Guidelines for Confession

by Megha's World

“Wait for that wisest of all counselores, Time.” 
― Pericles

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They say confessions
can absolve you
They can make you pure.
You will be pristine
as the seraphic soul.

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July 30, 2018

The creative well is all dried out

by Harry

Submitted by Catherine Keller

The creative well is all dried out
Hiding the truth in plain sight
Seasons change and so do we
In this dysfunctional paradise.
Another day about to be wasted
As a fading youth
Trapped within these ink-splattered pages.

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July 29, 2018

Reality ( Micro poetry)

by Megha's World

Reality

I blog at Megha’s World

July 29, 2018

Vexes

by Harry

Submitted by Catherine Keller
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We’re always chasing, killing and craving time
There will always be bullies
Whether it be in the sandbox
Or the Senate.

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