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April Showers

April Showers (Anacreontic Verse)

Putting the blame
on global warming
winter felt the pinch
rain was scarce
and spring arrived
lamenting its luck
unable to twirl
in habitual gown
of green satin
shyly tiptoeing
keeping a low
profile, feeling blue;
the wind intervened
encouraged her
with soothing words 
to wait patiently;
providentially
dark clouds came
unexpectedly
and April showers 
quenched thirsting soil;
spring breathed 
in relief, able
to look ahead
unashamedly
in the knowledge
that May would 
come, parading
delightful flowers 
in abundance!

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Contest: Anacreontic Verse 3
Sponsor: Edward Ebbs
Placed 3rd

Copyright © Paul Callus | Year Posted 2016

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The Brilliant Spring

Crazy wind whispers 
Into the ears of ‘champa’
A light scented Indian flower
Trees are full of them now
Your love in each and every bough


The breeze is cool 
Because it is spring
Because it is south wind
Because everywhere is hue
Because it is warm with you

Blue hills and green plains
My room at sixes and sevens
Red bellied wood peckers drumming
Rhythm in feet nimble
Your twinkling eyes with dimple

Our roads are tremendously red
Ashok Palash and Gulmohar
They call it flame-of-the-forest
Love in red supreme
With you in extravagant dream

Books in eloquently colorful blurb
Beauty steps in every curve
Invitation in every nerve
The spring below and spring above
Your healing love 

 
Goes away alas the days
Of dance in soul in warm sun rays
Goes away your ocean gaze
Life in a twilight haze
Your beautiful craze


Ah if I could have turned the clock
Holding your hand in a Gulmohar walk
Only our hands and feet would talk
Around the clock  arm in arm
In your beauty and charm

Alas that is not to be a thing
Our time is as short as the spring
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March 18, 2016
Butea Monosperma or Palash is a species of Butea native to tropical and sub-tropical parts of India and Asia.
Saraca asoca ( the ashoka tree, literally ‘sorrowless’), belongs to the Caesalpinioideae subfamily  of legume family, of Indian sub continent.
Gulmohar  or Delonix Regia, grown in many tropical parts of the world, called FLAMBOYANT in English, is a striking sight for its vivid red/vermilion/orange/yellow flowers and bright green foliage...Wikipedia

Copyright © Probir Gupta | Year Posted 2016

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While You Sleep

While you sleep I tell you all of the things I keep inside throughout day.
Now that you can hear but not listen I find them much easier to say.
My hopes, my dreams, my fears, and everything in between
Your subconscious hears so keen, or so it seems.
My tongue is soft; I speak so sweetly 
Knowing your reaction will never greet me.

Tonight will be different in what I want you to know.
It has everything to do with what I can’t help but show.
I hold no claim to any religion but you’ve given me a place for my faith.
Somewhere it will never stale or lose its lavish taste.
You’ve shown me something I can see, touch, and feel, 
And so before it I choose to kneel.

I know I don’t say it but I miss you every day.
Sitting, thinking of the perfect words to be my choice,
Yet when you call I can’t find any of the right words to say.
I’m just happy to finally hear your voice.
Even just a moment is enough to sooth my heavy heart;
Fearing the ends of conversations knowing we’ll have to part.

I’ll never be too far from you, always within arm’s reach,
And in your days of darkness I’ll be the light that you will seek.
I’ll never let you leave too far from me, I’ll stay close behind you in this world;
Secretly protecting what is mine, you will always be my girl.
I only want the best for you so the best of me I will employ.
Faithfully yours, I will always be your boy.

I close my eyes and kiss your soft sweet lips
And see the very best of you in loving bliss.
I see past the physical which makes you attractive
And focus on the things I can’t see in which I’m attracted.
Your thoughts I’d love to hear them all.
Of the things you speak disinterest never makes its call.

My day will come, I know someday I’ll be the only one.
And you I will pursue viciously,
Because I’ve given you the greatest gift I can give, to love unconditionally.
Yes our day will come, I know someday we’ll be as one.
And you I will pursue viciously,
Because I’ve given you the greatest gift I can give… to love unconditionally.

Copyright © Kristopher Higgs | Year Posted 2012

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APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY FLOWERS

Anacreontic Verse Winter has now passed, tears drip from the sky grey clouds hide the blue it’s raining! I cry. April showers bring us welcomed rain, our garden’s thirst is quenched again. Vibrant crocuses of yellow and blue peer through the soil. Daffodils dance in the warm spring breeze, their golden pollen may make you sneeze! Terrific tulips delight us bursting with jewelled colours of purple, pink and red. Cherry blossom falls on a zephyr breeze, resembling pretty pink wedding confetti falling from the trees. Checked using How Many Syllables Contest -Anacreontic Verse 3 sponsored by Edward Ebbs 04~04~16

Copyright © JAN ALLISON | Year Posted 2016

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Showers and Flowers

SHOWERS AND FLOWERS ANACREONTIC VERSE Teardrops from heaven cleanse April eradicating the appalling gloom Golden crystals refresh May reflecting on the lustrous bloom Drizzle holds promise rejuvenating amber blossoms will come out soon Freshness sprinkles on flaxen beauty burgeoning hope of future boom Showers in April silently pave way for golden May as Nature is groomed. ------------------------- April 11, 2016

Copyright © Jo Daniel | Year Posted 2016

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Brilliant Month Of April

Upon the stand at the entrance of our home I find a new vase.
Beside it a box full of yellow and red Daisies laying upon a bed 
of Sweet peas.
As I look for the card there amongst the flowers I find a little
maroon box.
I open the box to find yet another brilliant diamond which I may
have set into a ring, pendant, or another jewelry piece.
My present from my hubby of my birthstone and flowers to
celebrate my birth on April 7th each year.
All come together with the card that reads "I love you more each year"
Your hubby Don



For the ~Flowers Or Stones" contest of Tracie ~*~ Indigo Dreamweaver
Written by: Carol Brown 01/18/2012
7th Place Winner

Copyright © Carol Sunshine Brown | Year Posted 2012

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April Fools' Poem









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Copyright © Suki Spangles | Year Posted 2015

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SPRING RAIN IN DOYLESTOWN PA

     DOYLESTOWN SPRING RAIN
I watch the sky begin to fill,
with clouds that roll and pitch until,
all Heaven seems so black and bleak,
then lightning makes a sudden streak,
and blows the southwind to its will.

The air so fresh it brings a high,
as I breath in the falling sky,
and darkened, all of space now seems,
engulfed in thundering that screams,
and makes the world think it could die.

The first raindrops now hit the ground,
the joy of it is all around,
each budding leaf breaks through its pain,
now free to come out in the rain,
and here is love that's seldom found.

Now falling fast and falling free,
blown in the wind that has to be,
the rain sets in and for the night,
a steady rhythm--cool and light,
and lulls to sleep the deep of me.
© ron wilson aka vee bdosa the doylestown poet

Copyright © Vee Bdosa | Year Posted 2014

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The Apple PASTURE

DONE



                             The Apple PASTURE

Oh how I long
To drift into the apple pasture.
Were once was and all well meet.
A pure and dear site.
Where silver reflection cover the still waters that holds the golden
grains of morality and the grazing souls lie young amounce no stars.
Oh how I long
To drift into the apple pasture
Were winds smell of melon and the trees whisper spring corals in the mellow dark and best of light and time creeps into no tomorrow.



                                               Jay

Copyright © JAY JOHNSON | Year Posted 2011

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April showers bring May flowers - Anacreontic verse

Rain perspires into
mild petrichor scents
as a radiant
rainbow appears
Bluebirds bellow
sweet melodies
with saffron sun
glistening amid
yellow daffodils
blooming among
brittle red pansies
Tepid perfumed air
drifts fragrant flavours
from lilac lilies
and royal Hyacinths
Colourful primrose
sparkle like jewels
Bucolic views bring
childhood reminders
of playing in
emerald meadows
Hiding in cornfields
and building scarecrows
Horizons turn grey
as timid sun hides
behind dull rain-clouds
Seasons change with
contrasting weather
but memories
always remain

3 April 2016

Anacreontic Verse 3 - Poetry Contest by Edward Ebbs
As the old saying, "April Showers Bring May Flowers", write 1 original, poem using  "Anacreontic Verse" using this saying as a theme...within in your poem write about flowers, April showers or any other biome within nature for that season
Anacreontic verse is an Ancient Greek lyrical form, consisting of 20- to 30-line poems with three to five syllables per line.

Developed by 6th century B.C. poet Anacreon, Anacreontic verse is one of many Ancient Greek forms that emerged during the height of the dramatic, musical, artistic, and poetic culture. The poems revolved around themes of love, infatuation, revelry, festivals, and observations of everyday life, we will include at least one of the three primary colors red, blue and yellow in the content.

Copyright © Silent One | Year Posted 2016

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The Call of Spring

The birds sit on the willow;
The sun peeps from the sky.
Downstream the noisy rivers flow,
And busy ants scurry by.

A butterfly with rainbow color
Runs wildly as a vine - 
Passing o're the flowers
In paths of strange designs.

The flower trees are bending:
Smiling to the rain.
Gigantic trees are mending;
And summer dawns again.

Copyright © Patrick Carpen | Year Posted 2015

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A Peaceful Sight

I sit among the audience of my thoughts
Upon a chair 
With my feet up high casually on a table
My senses, my breath, my heart rate is stable
Silence at this very moment is my mind’s favorite labor
The leaves they sway from side to side 
so graciously, it is my favorite sight
Beside me,
The cherking of birds is my morning cup of delight
In front of me,
The rattle of the clear crystal pool is the depth and constancy of a single thought
The clear blue sky is my happy tomorrow
On my face you will find no trace of sorrow
Such a peaceful sight I see
If only you could bare witness with me
To such a glorious and heavenly sight
Like A picture perfect,
Or a beautiful view in Peru
The glorious nature has set me at ease
I am calmed by the steady breeze
Yet the buzzing of my cousin
Is like the sound of a busy bee
She speaks to me of heartache and despair 
And the death of some distant loved one
She makes a noble and noteworthy declaration
To give me a kidney if mine decides to collapse
I smile at her with this carefree sensation
As I sit there typing and pretending to care
Tapping my fingers to a rhythm while unaware
Smiling a genuine smile and sighing a pretentious sigh
You want me to speak of wickedness and of madness
At this moment I am indifferent,oblivious, I genuinely Do Not Care
The quacking of a random duck 
Came casually as pure luck
Lazily I yawn, so dazed, and simply amazed 
 I am hypnotized
At this sight that left me mesmerized.



Copyright © Mary Moussa | Year Posted 2013

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paradise:lost


felt like i did before thats how i know i missed ya
if i could then i woulda grabbed ya hugged and kissed ya
bachelor for eternity missing the bigger picture
you i barely knew, appearing on every vista
i appreciate the support, but what i need is love
tho truth may hurt, better than all of the above
i trusted you cause you represent something ive never done,
who knew that two can prove to be better than one or
first in a place, never won a sum,
bygones gone and a couple of puns
we let the honey run till sweet enough touch
beat around the bush, no rush
it got hotter but the wetaher didnt change 
not a cloud in the sky or a drop of blame
no need for a why whenw e had an x
we gotta where we wanted then decided what next

no matter where i go 
over land and sea
id rather have you cause one is lonely 
keep me company
three not necessary
feels real comfy
has since february

february march april may june july august in a day
the longer we go the more we grow
feeling better each step of the way

if theres a problem we can talk and double check
nothing we cant solve with an embrace and kiss to the face or neck
i love you more than ode and penelope. maria odb
or lil kim and biggie
thank the gods we aint in a greek tragedy
or sometime before 19 sixty
for what is feminin
sent me to my questionin
i quickly collected evidence, respect
exactly what i expected, experiencing the extension
my seconds, perspective as my lessons
i remember when im stressing
to fit into my senses, lower my defenses
soothing if theres tenseness, leaving room for suggestion
did i mention that youre precious
a gift of personal appreciation, when we regard eachother
in highest celebration shared by lovers, so more than any i thank you
for willing to get as close as you do
i hope for you the complimentary is true
im sure if it wasnt we can talk it through its coo
right there is reason why i call you boo

no matter where i go 
over land and sea
id rather have you cause one is lonely 
keep me company
three not necessary
feels real comfy
has since february

february march april may june july august in a day
the longer we go the more we grow
feeling beter each step of the way

Copyright © Davin Payne | Year Posted 2012

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April Showers Bring May Flowers

Anacreontic Verse 3 Contest
Sponsor:  Edward Ebbs

Tender sprinkles
drizzles of vigor
April grants
roots of life
entwined seedlings
buds a bloomin'
Spring flourishes
slivers of sun 
pansies sprout
splendid day lilies 
peak with desire
unknown beauty
lying beneath
earth's tilted axis
eager to blend
May penetrates
mother nature
with her seasons
new life awoken
merging blossoms
pink lilies adored
daisies of yellow
florets embraced
alluring scents
stunning white roses
a lovely gift
for my sweetheart

Anacreontic verse is an Ancient Greek lyrical form, consisting of 20- to 30-line poems with three to five syllables per line.

Checked Syllables at www.howmanysyllables.com
Total # of syllables:  112 syllables
Total # of words:  69

Date Written: March 27, 2016

Copyright © Laura Loo | Year Posted 2016

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For Bruce Springsteen

for bruce springsteen...


it was a rain-swept monsoon day

way back then, so many moons away

when i felt the music strumming in my veins

setting me free like a runaway horse without any reins

you sang of simple truths, 

your verse spoke to people just like me

in my lonely, wasted, and desolately quiet night

as you screamed out tragic human wrongs, and of everyone's plight

'bobby jean' spoke to me

of that girl down the street

glimpses of whom, we as innocents would furtively meet

and 'the river' that flowed through my ever-barren heart

led me down further roads of thunder

when slowly i finally learnt that the hardest part was fighting on

and never to surrender

to the hard-luck dreams that were born to run

while i danced in the dark 

with memories vivid and stark

even as i whined like that dog who for forever lost his howling bark

and then a 'human touch' came along

and 'better days' seemed real, not just words in a song

and still you sang and swayed and spoke straight into my unseeing eyes

as gardens of secrets were opened, and as your fist punched the skies

in an anger that i too felt and in whose cauldron i too burned

as we saw murder get incorporated, while on its wobbly axis, our fragile world apathetically turned

and then suddenly i was told that i was all grown up

working on a highway of scattered ideals

and absolving myself by sprinkling some coins in a waiting cup

well, after all these years of walking along so many a thorny road

with an armour of your verse covering me, even as i hear them taunt me and even as they continue to goad

but now i can feel myself fading away, into the bleakness of this coming night

just like the ghost of that old tom joad...

Copyright © Scribbler Of Verses | Year Posted 2013

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April Showers Sun and Flowers

Anacreontic Verse

I sit silent
within this moment
Not knowing
If you are willing
To touch me
in a way
that truly matters
For I need you
To caress my skin
For it has been
a long winter
of wanting
My skin glistens
April fresh
showered clean
for this reunion
Within my longing
My spirit knows
You don't sense my need
Although you feel close
There is a distance
Unmeasurable
Around your red glow
I feel sad blue
Please tell me
Why you keep hiding
Please break through dark clouds
gift me your yellow
Kiss me now
So that I "May" bloom!




Anacreontic Verse Three for Edward Ebb's contest

Copyright © Richard Lamoureux | Year Posted 2016

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April Rose

April Rose, so beautiful and she knows it.
Her heart is blessed by God, her smile is made so perfect.
Her face brings this light to life, it saves my very existence.
Her little hugs and kisses tug at my heart strings and i cannot resist it.
Her eyes so blue, i fall deep into them so endlessly.
Completely lost without her by my side to laugh and play.
My every breathing moment relies on her to stay.
Her wild free spirit, her love's so sweet.
These simple little things make my heart beat.
I am comforted by the sounds of her pitter pattering feet.
April Rose, i hope you know, you are my heart, my life, my soul....

Copyright © shanna lindsay | Year Posted 2011

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April Showers

April Showers April showers… so welcomed when our winter's gone and done. Snow dissolved into the ground to now await the springtime sun. Trees lift up dry resting limbs, wait for water to awake their dormant curled up buds... thirst-quenching gift they take. April showers bring new flowers sustenance to help them grow; hydrated soil, nutrients seep into their new life flow. Before our eyes blooms unfold… their lovely scene! April showers majestically fulfill spring's dream. Sandra M. Haight ~2nd Place~ Contest: Anacreontic Verse 3 Sponsor: Edward Ebbs Theme: April Showers May Bring Flowers Judged: 04/27/2016

Copyright © Sandra Haight | Year Posted 2016

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Daybreak

Sucking the gentle light from the sun
 fresh  grasses
Spring is awaking sleepy universe.
Buds are smiling,
Sky is turquoise
How a fairy this morning is?
Pure waterfall in the middle of green garden
Willow slowly brushes hairs down.
Tulip is shaming on her hairless
It looks like a picture
Some painter made well-known.
When daybreak calls me into garden
When the nature strews all her gold,
When morning dews kiss flowers,
Believe me! I’m the richest one in the world.
 Because now this land and sky is mine
I swim away on steamy white clouds.
Smoothes my hairs lovely wind,
Singing a song, in pleasant notes.
  In minutes it gets off. Alas my dear 
Soon sun shines and comes up to the sky
Having lost their chance of being here,
 Sleeping on their beds millions of you guy.


Copyright © Gulnoza Odilova | Year Posted 2013

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and I will come

…and I will come.
When the first snow falls down/ 
when the fall gives its rights/ 
to the winter/
you know I will come/
for good or for bad/
I’ll board the train/
Passing by / stations/ and countries/
I promised/ and I remember/
You said “there’s no fortuitous meetings/

…and I will come.
When the first snow falls down/
When you’ll lose the trace/
When my firmest snickers/ wipe out/
I will/ I will come…
Unexpectedly/ knowing solely the door/
Just the road / for sure/
Before/ take you I’ll ask/
“are you ready to go?” / 
You are ready/ I know/
All the noise doesn’t matter/
I don’t haste/ will be later/

…I will come.
When it finally turns out/
That November is overthrown by December/
When the first snow falls down/
Will be clear/ that nobody is remembered/ 

And I will come…
Somewhere in chest/ between ribs/
You slashed me/ with thoughts/ 
I can feel it with lips/ crawling under my cloths/
Our world is alive/ our life/ we’re alike/
And I….

I will come.
When the first snow falls down/
When the death is changed into fate/
When the winter gives up/ 
To wait/ for spring/
to stay with shining sun/
I will come.

Copyright © Ilya Emelin | Year Posted 2013

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Thoughts That Think

Was thinking long and hard about giving up writing.
Convinced myself that I'm a quitter and there's no sense in fighting
To keep the only thing that kept me far from the edge
But I can't pretend.
Pretend that it isn't my Fortress of Solitude 
That's honoured me with solemn servitude.
That it hasn't helped put me to rest, thought and mind,
By accepting the past on paper and keeping it close behind. 

I was thinking logically and analytically 
Because it seems to be the only thing I'm good at. 
Thinking about everything I've seen and everyone I've fought to keep,
They're all gone now, only to be found in memories. 
They say Poets and Artists are the architects of Heaven
And only they know it's the hardest when no one buys what they're selling. 
No one wants to listen and no one wants to see 
Because everyone's so sure of what you're supposed to be. 

But what are you supposed to do when you've dedicated your life to understanding?
When you can empathize with your brother, but your own sight you can't stand it. 
When you feel that there's a missing piece and so the wholes hurting.
Swim out long past the reef and any safety that you keep to do some soul searching.
Days and months fighting fears, love and tears, digging the hard soil.
Only to find that missing piece you desperately seek is hidden deep beneath. 
When you've found the straw that broke the Camels back
Only to find there's a million more underneath.

What are you supposed to do when you follow the chains
Long past the plains in hopes to break the link.
Kill the ties that bind and have held you for so long,
Only to find there is no ball, you were free all along.
And in your days of darkness with no life to sip or sup
All the hands around your back were never meant to keep you up
And all of those who have kept you down will fight to keep you dancing to their beat.
Any impenetrable man once stabbed in the heart, will crumble with defeat.

Copyright © Kristopher Higgs | Year Posted 2013

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April Showers Bring May Flowers

Touches the heart
when it starts
i love petrichor 
breeze is blowing
pollens flowing
reaching inner core

	              Month of showering
	              next is flowering
	              thrill is palpable
	              tulips waiting
	              top on rating
	              scarlet markable

Spring is singing
love is bringing
drizzling tiny drops
both are dancing
love enhancing
until shower stops

	              Month is floral
	              love is moral
	              story april may
	              healing wounds
	              raining sound
	              like a morning pray

Droplets shining
end of whining
moment flowers bloom
chorus stands
colorful lands
aroma perfume

Date: 04/10/2016
Entered Contest : Anacreontic Verse 3
Sponsored by: Edward Ebbs

Copyright © Deepak A. | Year Posted 2016

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The Tansy and the Tarragon

The tansy and the tarragon are sprouting in the lawn;
I can smell their pungent fragrance in the dewy after-dawn.
The crocus and the daffodils are prancing up the hill;
their dresses all a-shimmer and their bodies never still.
The happy little bluebird is flitting all about
to find the perfect property to hang his shingle out.
The tulip swords are shining in the early morning sun,
and I thought I saw Br'er Rabbit havin' him some rhubarb fun.
It's spring and spring is glorious; brings the child right out of me. 
makes me want to dance at midnight beneath budding apple trees.

Faye Lanham Gibson
© April 10, 2014

Copyright © Faye Gibson | Year Posted 2014

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April Showers

Anacreontic verse

These April showers
will drown the flowers
and drive the tourists 
all away.
The rainclouds hover.
They run for cover
and wish they'd waited
for a day.
But if thy stay for
only an hour,
they'll find that this
was just a shower.
It is for certain
we'll raise the curtain,
on fields of tulips
in bright array.
But April showers
are good for flowers.
Come back to see us
in sunny May. 

4/8/16

Copyright © Joyce Johnson | Year Posted 2016

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Christmas love

 I want you to love me for Christmas

Give me your heart
Your love and affection I long to grasp
This cold winter weather
Freezes my heart
You are the one,
The only one
Who has the warmth I need
I want you to love me for Christmas 
Give me your heart
It is honestly all I need
The only gift I would endure 
Strike of confidence fills me
But only around you
You have the beauty of snow,
White and sparkling 
I will give any and everything 
My life, and heart
Just so I can receive the greatest gift
That gift, will most definitely be you
Please take a chance on me
I have opened my heart 
And will keep it just the same
Until you will come to understand that,
I want you to love me for Christmas 




Copyright © Rylea Judas | Year Posted 2015

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April Showers Bring May Flowers

		Anacreontic Verse

			April Showers Bring May Flowers

				
				no work or worry
				required of me
				they grace my yard
				year after year
				ravishing red and
				dazzling white
				azaleas thrive
				thanks to April
				showers despite
				gusting winter-like
				winds and floods 
				appealing 
				petals steal my
				attention from
				the spellbinding
				novel I hold
				while resting 
				on the porch
				flourishing blooms
				destined to 
				diminish and die
				before May
				blossoms burst through
				Ah, April showers
				May flowers and
				young men's fancy
				turning to love
				and maybe some
				not so young
				and women's
                                fancy too



April 5, 2016
				

Copyright © Janice Canerdy | Year Posted 2016

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Vivaldi

April tuned to Vivaldi's music,
Pour porto into your glass with ease.
Just open gas valve in the kitchen 
And breathe... 

Copyright © Agatha Jetaime | Year Posted 2015

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April Showers Bring May Flowers

Anacreontic Verse

Spring rain comes 
dancing on ground 
it seeps through 
cracks of dry land
heals the wounds
and buds bloom
	Raw rain drops 
	stay quiet on leaves
	and dribble on
	nest beneath where
	love birds swing
	enjoy the patter
Brave breeze opens
red tulip buds
sunrays give kiss 
they feel shy and
bend towards wet
shade of trees
	Bluebirds sing 
	the tune of spring
	I calmly listen 
	and miss grandma 
	who used to keep 
	grains for hungry birds



April 6, 2016.
Anacreontic Verse 3 - Poetry Contest
Sponsored by: Edward Ebbs
24 - lines, 3-5 syllables per line, colours used: red and blue

Copyright © Meenakshi Raina | Year Posted 2016

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Evening Meditation

Our apple tree is exuberant tonight,
its white blossoms flare within emerald shades 
of our big cottonwoods,

and the flashing red finch descends
busy among the bursting white flames, 
when suddenly, by a small boy enraptured,
it poses as the guardian halcyon.

Love in April is like this, 
measured in flashes
of red wings in trees
and scored in lines of 
molten sunlight, pouring
through our knotty fence
into the silky darkness 
of our star drenched night

Copyright © Steven Federle | Year Posted 2015

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The Flower Season-Anacreontic Verse

Although flowers
have fully bloomed,
there's scarce sunshine,
only rain showers
fall on them for hours.
The red hyacinths  
which are cold and sad,
lament bright sunrays;
April is still cool, 
spruces flutter over
the red pansies
and yellow tulips.
The sun can't break
through, it still covers 
the willows with rain,
while the blue lilacs
gleam with raindrops. 
The fragrant roses
drip and wait for
the butterflies
and honeybees
that hide in spruces;
beautiful insects
spring forth and fly
into the cloudless  
April sky so blue. 
 
Written on 4/9/2016
 

 

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