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Short Film poem by J B| Details |

my life is an

independent film
where even the leading role
is not played by me

Short Film poem by Gregory Golden| Details |

Release Thy Prey

This last roll of film
Red tail hawk 
Release thy prey
Document this day

Short Film poem by Johnny Sumler| Details |

nature's film noir

----the frost of fog licked
trees and tulips by the web
of a black widow----

Short Film poem by Jesse Jones| Details |

Untitled #160 / Centuries of history

Centuries of history
roll past on a film reel,
moment after
moment after

Short Film poem by Seren Roberts| Details |

Pull the Wool Over My Eyes

Horror Movie

trembling  shaking
horrible spooky film
endeavour to watch silently

Short Film poem by Ernesto P. Santiago| Details |

Mrs. Karate

Dad is not happy when mom is with him
Watching a karate film
She employs what she sees

Short Film poem by kurtis scott aka curtis futch jr| Details |


its all apart
as the film started
you get hook
as you look
as the film is roaing
you eat

Short Film poem by vince gullaci| Details |


So thin
a film
we might not
be aware
of another reality
within the cling wrapped

Short Film poem by cory long| Details |

Summer Nightmares

gross and nasty 
film covered slim.

see all the 
way through

Cory long
septolet contest

Short Film poem by kurtis scott aka curtis futch jr| Details |


as the film
turn the rim
we get very close
much more than most
its romance
its so groveis

Short Film poem by kurtis scott aka curtis futch jr| Details |


 if you feel 
and it your appeel
the  get the wheel
get the lights dim
its about a ture film
make a start

Short Film poem by Brian Strand| Details |


a symmetric eclectic
of film,society politic-
portraits defined
in Andy's graphic line

ten jewish portraits by Warhol

Short Film poem by Brian Strand| Details |

Footle-Film quaternion

no sound
old fool
so cool
two blokes
with jokes
too snide
both died

Short Film poem by kurtis scott aka curtis futch jr| Details |


be a film maker
don't be a faker
do this task
make a film will last
now or the pass
wear thick classes rimes

Short Film poem by Brian Strand| Details |


be true
to ourselves-
we are what we
day on
we will be,
who we are,but

Inspired by the theme of the film Amistad

Short Film poem by kurtis scott aka curtis futch jr| Details |


its the time
films in mind
and debate
for the right date
its the holiday
time to have some play
this is the reason

Short Film poem by jack horne| Details |

No You Tube film

The singer’s throat is very sore,
In fact, she’s rather hoarse,
And now there’s been a power cut -
No ‘You Tube’ film, of course…

for PD’s contest

Short Film poem by Michangelina Schude| Details |

Cracked Film

If I cannot dream in any other hue,
Then stretched upon my eyes sticks a blue film,
Therefore my cornea cracks and shatters
Because irises trick both the fake and true.

Short Film poem by Duffy Laudick| Details |


My mind is a jumble
like an old black and white film
scratched and jumping around
with bad narration and too many shadows
and a scream for help in the distance
with a gun shot echo.

Short Film poem by Sheol Moribund| Details |

The Birds

I can hear the birds singing sweetly in the trees and in the skies.
Alas, I can not see, because some of them are eating my eyes.

Note: Dedicate to the film The Birds, by Alfred Hitchcock.

Short Film poem by Jessica Arteaga| Details |

Kinky Monty

Now ladies and gents, let's bring no offense
to the lads that wear tightly clad drabs
They liked the film Kinky Boots
And have watched The Full Monty
So now they dance naked and/or dress drag!

Short Film poem by Brian Strand| Details |

Ekphrasis poem

A poem sans a verb
novels without a theme-
a word,left unsaid
in looks that can be read

ekphrasis inspired by Vermeer's Girl with a pearl ear-ring  
and Webber's film therof

Short Film poem by Jo Hayton| Details |

Too Many Heroes

My walls reveal my mind
How it thinks
What it feels
Why blue tac likes its art form

Space is too severe
Faces make better cling film
Black and white portraits of adulation
Make me feel alive...

Short Film poem by Milan Georges Burovac| Details |

Heart of Paris

I am from another galaxy 
all a romance in the heart of Paris 
all a mystery without desire 
all a lost phantasm 
all a film of being 
where art is in the spiritual thread 
so that every love to be eternal

Short Film poem by Milan Georges Burovac| Details |

Eternal blue

need to know where to look? soft 
forms to the caresses of an eternal 
wandering in search of beauty 
perfect for the indefinite aesthetic 
and the body to film 
and soul for the soul 
and the spirit of the infinite

Short Film poem by jack horne| Details |

woman in black: hears the rooks cawing

hears the rooks cawing
as he strolls through the grave yard - -
sees her watching him

* for Andrea's (and Nikko's) contest

The Woman in Black is a book and a film - a big buck version is currently being filmed, I've heard

Short Film poem by David Byrne| Details |


Sorrow numbs 
The mind like
Paste in cling film
Nothing can
You squeeze it
With your thumb
All over shapeless
I know how a heavy 
Heart feels _ no
Pep in the step
I can’t imagine you
Anymore ! 

Short Film poem by Sophie Leggett| Details |


A chill runs through my spine
As the surface breaks
The world goes quiet
I am in a silent film
Watching the faces that appear above me
Watching the world go by
Until I run out of breath
I am safe here
    In the water

Short Film poem by Samuel Durant| Details |

the greatest story ever told

think of the major events of your life 
imagine them as if they were 
scenes from a film. 
now, replace yourself with Andy Dick. 
this is your story 
coming soon to a K-Mart bargain bin 
near you

Short Film poem by Carolyn Devonshire| Details |

The Graduate's Sanctuary

the graduate

      submerges in pool

          Mr. Robinson

               debates career paths above:

sanctuary found in sounds of silence

For Chris's "Sanctuary" contest.  Based on the film "The Graduate."

Short Film poem by MoonBee Canady| Details |

' Movie Reel ... ' 52nd Senryu

‘ Movie Reel … ’      52nd   Senryu

                   Your Movie Life Real ?
                   DVD, Celluloid Wheel
                 ... Or Film For His Will

( Ok, Back To Transformers and G. I. Joe Movies - LOL)

Short Film poem by Brian Strand| Details |


ragtime blues
boogie and

septimal-Three line poem in seven syllables(3:3:1)with an integral title on the theme of 
art;music;literature;film in all their aspectsirony,paody and humour being an underlying 

Short Film poem by cecil hickman| Details |

Star Wars Movie

Galaxy’s away
There’s a force unknown to us.
Buried inside souls,
Well-ordered by chosen few,
It holds both good and evil

written for
Sponsor Brian Strand 

Short Film poem by Brian Strand| Details |


gone with the

NOTE:septimal-Three line poem in seven syllables(3:3:1)with an integral title on the theme of 
art;music;literature;film in all their aspectsirony,paody and humour bing an underlying 

Short Film poem by Jon A Cavanaugh| Details |

Bubble Bath

Soaked in a transparent skin
Float vaulted orbs of H2O
'till a tactile object like a pin
Burst these film lined embryo
But, Oh! What fun 
Kids have at play
In a bathtub full of bubbles
Washing built up dirt away
As well as daily troubles

Short Film poem by George Aul| Details |


You took my money and our child
after divorce papers you filed,
I never did tell you
my life is not all blue...
I'm the film crew for Girls Gone Wild!!!

For "A valentine Limerick~ to your x-lover"  contest sponsored by Sidney ~ LeeAnn.

Short Film poem by Gert W. Knop| Details |


appearing with frosty silence
becomes engulfed
in the valley of dreams,
a continuous film
of whirling silence,
with past and future.
The  night 
has its own tunes
of hidden and restless 

Short Film poem by Robert Pettit| Details |

Four Jacks

That was something unexplained that I saw: Paul Newman was playing poker against Robert Shaw. Robert Shaw had four nines, and was happy to stand. How did Paul Newman get four jacks in his hand? From the 1973 film “The Sting”

Short Film poem by Jack Jordan| Details |

Come to Me Dusk

Come to me dusk, come shy, 
change to the silent night of 
almost light of a waning moon 
sifted through scudding dragon clouds 
soft as your body, 
the blue film of hush,
perfume’s whispered blush, 
shadow damp kisses and 
blessed sweet darkness.

Short Film poem by Nichole Vickrey| Details |

memory on a couch.

some one told me this piece of him:
that his mind fills every day with
images of his body,
ripped and destroyed,
on freeways,
in fires-
without emotion or reverie.
flying off cliffs
with no head and
bleeding genitals-
a daily silent film.

Short Film poem by Constantinos Grigoriadis| Details |

As at the cinema

The life made a film just for me 
was my producer. 
I was the actor and the creator. 
I created every day as my last one. 
The end of the film was unknown...
Precisely as at the cinema

Copyright Constantinos Grigoriadis © All rights reserved

Short Film poem by Dan Keir| Details |

Picture Perfect

Take a picture. 
Halfway between, two extremes, film exposed to light; 
Corrupt or cleansed, shaking hands, or about to fight. 

Make a picture. 
Roll film right back, start again, I am what you see.
More film to load, left alone, so many stills to be. 

Short Film poem by mike dailey| Details |

Love Note to Mona L

Oh how your smile got to me
Mona, it just has to be
As I painted your face
My heart skipped in place
“Be mine” signed “Yours, Leonard D.

Written by Mdailey
For Brian Strand’s contest - 2nd place finish
Ekphrasis Painting, Sculpture, Film, Book

Short Film poem by Leonard Taormina| Details |

Moon Tides

Undertows sweeping;
Currents pulling;
Pictures flash by;
Like silent film on fast forward.
Knowing not else;
I struggle to endure but;
What- nay, why;
Weeping eyes.
Warriors don’t cry;
rebellion to tyranny
obedience to God
Help me understand

Short Film poem by Greg Easley| Details |

San Roman

sad girl,
sad love;
same old
of hers. 

her eyes
her hair;
both shine,
flat black
like film.

in this,
in that;
no more-
nor less
is she.

the real

Short Film poem by Brian Strand| Details |

vignette- AN ACTORS' ACTOR

His name does noy ring a bell
But,good acting helped his film's sell-
Good looks were never his..
Though always worth his hire,
Winning an oscar,with Streetcar named Desire

Tribute To Karl Malden (1912-2009) One of the best  of Hollywood's supporting actors

Short Film poem by jide badmus| Details |

light a candle

light a candle. 
let it glow with hope. 
let its thin film of smoke 
disperse the dark clouds. 
let it drizzle and frizzle out your stress, 
let it wash off the stench of sweat. 
let your pregnant hope 
deliver twins and triplets; 
multiple tales of success.   

Short Film poem by Glenn McCrary| Details |


Waterfalls precipitate upon cinnamon film

Meshing with legions of tales

Forth sways a vibe only I can feel

Waterfalls precipitate upon cinnamon film

As to the mountains I flee to heal

A sign I was unwell

Waterfalls precipitate upon cinnamon film

Meshing with legions of tales

Short Film poem by Amanda Sullivan| Details |

Oil pastels

Greasy film,
touch like silk,
glides across my sketch pad,
before it's time to have a nap,
bright, bright pastels,
etched across my nostrils,
in such fluorescent colours,
I can do no other,
oil pastels,
comes perfectly natural,
to someones naked eye,
it's time to sketch and say goodbye.

Short Film poem by Frances King| Details |

Watching George Clooney

Three people on the sofa, 
Watching a film.

Daughter (28)
“I don’t go much for him myself …”

Mum (59)
“You don’t??
What’s up with you???”

Daughter’s partner (40)
“hngh, hngh, hngh!”

15 seconds, plus typing … 
Not a serious contender, just a bit of light relief!

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