Posts tagged ‘Sonnet’

July 16, 2017

To Reach The Sky

by thom amundsen

When on a walk one early summer morn

A man began to think of life beyond

He paused to watch while children so forlorn

Seemed occupied in games they thought so fond.

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July 6, 2017

Obsidian

by Ex Libris Regina
volcano

Volcanic dense, though lava cooled, 
Carved Phoenix rising to the sky, 
To penetrate a pale, blue pool, 
A morning call to Night's demise.
 
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May 30, 2017

Memorial Day Rhyme

by Rhyme In Time

For celebrators of the holiday in the U.S., and for those who serve or are close to those who serve anywhere: 

Today is more than just a holiday,
A Monday off to open summer season–
To honor those who’ve fallen is the reason,
Who gave the greatest gift beyond repay.

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April 6, 2017

At Your Side

by scatterednotebooks
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FreeImages.com/Steve Knight

The whistle screams the hour for you to go.
There’s one last word to whisper, here, to you.
Your tears well up in eyes so sad and low.
My leaden heart stops, short, my every move.
I breathe a shiv’ry breath and take your hand,

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February 9, 2017

One Heart

by Ex Libris Regina

Poetry challenge: Valentines poem.

thejewishbride

ONE HEART
By R. Saint Claire

Loving center and corporeal home,
A fused join at two chambers meeting,
Sacred symbol of the love I own,
And emblem of my life’s completing.

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January 23, 2017

The Morning – Sonnet 40

by Morgan

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Upon the morning stirs her Shimmering Light

As nighttide sleeps the Daytide Smiles;

Proclamation of Engendered Treasure

Beyond the compulsion of pretense and guile.

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January 9, 2017

Dracula Sonnet

by Ex Libris Regina
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DRACULA 

Peasants fear the mention of his name.
Grown men tremble at the setting sun.
O’er the Carpathian mountain range
Among the forest where wild wolves run.
 
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October 24, 2016

Honeyed – Sonnet 32

by Morgan

Honeyed Lips

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When All Others have, in Passion, made their Plight,
And Songs of Praise and Adoration, Bending,
Shall Cast their lot adrift with blinded sight,
My Love Holds Fast, through words forgotten, Sending.

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September 5, 2016

Friendship Song

by Rhyme In Time

When I awoke is when a knew a dream
Is where I’d heard a song like angels sing.
Each note the voice of distant star did seem,
While all in one accord made heavens ring.

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July 10, 2016

With Bated Breath – Sonnet II

by Morgan

With Bated Breath

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With Love my Heart does Blazing Burn,
With Rapturous Sighing, Sweet and Free;

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May 20, 2016

Your Song’s Sweet Sound- Sonnet XXVIIII

by Morgan

Your Sweet Song's Sound

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Speak not when this pale shallow glass
Shall fall in mute shale upon the floor,
Scattering winsome Laughter as Seasons pass,

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December 22, 2015

Christmas Sonnet

by Morgan

Poetry challenge: Christmas poem.

noel

 

Beyond the barren, desperate plains,

The Weary, Calling to Heaven from earth;

Countless generations Cry in pain,

Breathlessly Awaiting a Royal Birth.

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December 19, 2015

Morning Beauty

by thom amundsen

Energy wise, a blessed opportunity

The light of day, a newer glance today

What I seek, in certainty eye clarity

To imagine hope, we might newly allay

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December 14, 2015

The Infinite Abyss- Sonnet XXVII

by Morgan

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Shall All my Love be Crossed in bitter wailing
When in the Depths of Time, I lose Your Hand;

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November 18, 2015

“The World is Watching”

by thom amundsen

Tradition suggests acknowledge ourselves

In scheme, our spiritual karma wanes,

Like to believe that humanity delves

Where love in peace speaks hopeful gains.

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November 15, 2015

Breath Beguile

by Morgan

Breath Beguile

Breath Beguile the Wordless Thought
Of All I Fear to Never Say,
While Heart, unfettered, Sighs and Stops,

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November 14, 2015

The Next Day (Why Paris?)

by thom amundsen

When sun arose to widen sleepy eyelid

A calm begun soon turned memory horrific

We wake shadowed in darkness, a slow embrace

Shattered dreams begun inside stranger despair.

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November 9, 2015

Whisper Autumn

by thom amundsen

While skies begin a stretch of cooler winds

body seeming to recognize limits

each stepping stone, virtual time rescinds

calculate further storm than time admits.

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November 6, 2015

Your Song’s Sweet Sound- Sonnet XXVIIII

by Morgan

Your Sweet Song's Sound

Speak not when this pale shallow glass
Shall fall in broken shale upon the floor,

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September 28, 2015

Cranberry Ichor – sonnet

by Bastet

 

From where does this infection come
To which we all seem to succumb?
Our atavistic fears become
A bony heartbeat – inhuman drum.

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July 4, 2015

Freedom Being Today

by thom amundsen

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When I awoke to the sounds of thunder,

I was a babe in arms, swaddled under

the care of loving parents, family,

those that would help determine life to me.

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May 26, 2015

Precious Morn – Sonnet 36

by Morgan

Precious Morn
Beyond the Glimmer of Precious Morn,

Where Light lifts our heads from Gentle Sleep,

Whispers Caress and Lovingly Adorn,

All we Hide and Secretly Keep.

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February 28, 2015

The future is bright, the future is

by Michelle Sherlock

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The future is always on my mind and my mind on my future

So what can I do to make my future brighter?

A brighter future would make my heart lighter

A lighter heart would make for a healthier future

 

A healthier future would make for longer life

Life lived well could give way to a more lasting legacy

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January 7, 2015

Freedom of Speech – Charlie Hebdo

by thom amundsen

We were tested today, is word allowed

to speak in utterances, scream aloud

our freedoms, our ability to breathe

in energy evils presently seethe.

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January 3, 2015

Diadem – Sonnet IV

by Morgan

Diadem

 

Listless Magic Singing within the Gilded Cage,
It’s Golden Bars A-shimmer in Secluded form,
Like Fortune Standing Mute Upon a Stage
While Blind and Deaf Parishioners to it swarm.

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December 13, 2014

Tapestry

by Morgan

Tapestry

The Shape and Majesty of the Luminous Night,
Sings Splendid Vision to my Questing Sight,
Ever Calling to my Longing Gaze,
In Shifting Shadow and Spectral Haze,

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November 3, 2014

Sonnet of Farewell

by Harry

Submitted by Gwyneth Rose

Tis a dark day today I curse my fate
The world is filled with dark eyes
I am alone and bemoan my state
Does nobody care or hear my cries
At last I feel I’ve lost all hope
Weary of lies and tired of life
The far horizon offers no scope

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July 28, 2014

A sonnet for the Commonwealth Games – rugby sevens

by TanGental

Ibrox is a gladiatorial bowl,

all edges and bricks and hard flat lines;

No feminine touch to gladden the soul.

Sport is no joke; to laugh is a crime.

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