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Abbey Poems

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Round Table
King Arthurian of legend

St George

St Patrick

Mary Magdalene

To the Da Vinci Code

My toilet

My drug use

I remember i could read

I was a trainspoter

A night prisoner

I wrote during the war of the roses

Of the kings last stand

On B roads

Dedicated to marching knights

For weapons...Read More
Categories: abbey, slam,
Form: Free verse



Chaucer translation: Merciless Beauty
Merciles Beaute ("Merciless Beauty")
by Geoffrey Chaucer
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

Your eyes slay me suddenly;
their beauty I cannot sustain,
they wound me so, through my heart keen.

Unless your words heal me hastily,
my heart's wound will remain green;
for your eyes slay me...Read More
Categories: abbey, beauty, heart, relationship, romance, romantic, romantic love,
Form: Roundel
When I Die
When I die will I known I took a trip to Dubai?
Or when I once sailed along the Caspian Sea
Will that time and place remember me?
Will I have known I toured the African plain?
Or trailed the Black Forest in the...Read More
Categories: abbey, allegory,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Have Gum Will Not Travel
Have Gum; Will Not Travel

Forget it! I am not going five thousand miles just
To be bored and homesick. No. 
And what am I supposed to do there, besides go broke?
What am I supposed to be looking at anyway?
Why must I...Read More
Categories: abbey, travel,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Big Dreams
Big Dreams

My friend told me I should print a business card. 
He said that I should pass it out. 
He told me that I should get out there, 
in the world, and make “a” mark. 

I am nervous. 
I am...Read More
Categories: abbey, allah, aubade, drink, drug, heartbroken, london, loss,
Form: Narrative



This Is Bath
Bath streets have sights on show
and houses sitting by the row
there’s not a place you cannot go
our crime level's always low

packed all year round with global tourists 
city centre market stools fruit veg florists 
nothing to be weary of or...Read More
Categories: abbey, england, hope, humorous, me, pride, word play,
Form: Free verse
Jazz kit mix
Blow your gills out
with Miles Davis, mellow n kind of blue
relax in black 'n white ways 'n days

all; all the jazz kit

Go on a blues Holiday Billie
away with the Jones’s Nora
get some Rays with Charles

Lenard needs his raincoat
he’s Cohen, hallelujah
hey...Read More
Categories: abbey, humorous, music,
Form: Free verse
Fate Of Mankind
Fate Of Mankind...

(this prognosticator ordains,
which if came to pass no brains)
necessary to impress any 
goo goo dolls, nor swains!)

Cited in crosshairs of  thermonuclear warfare
quite an about face from bursts of creativity,
yet omnipresent palpable threat everywhere
unlike sangfroid hermitage within Abbey...Read More
Categories: abbey, 11th grade, 12th grade, crush, earth, goodbye,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Nope Not Even A Brief History
Nope Not Even A Brief History...
About Month Named December

The Latin root (albeit - lo'
(mein lee) first two syllables
i. e. decem) - no
joking - translate to mean ten,
where millenniums ago
this delineation quite apropos,

cuz (wade back in time)
tenth month of year... ya...Read More
Categories: abbey, creation, fate, january, meaningful, moving on, new
Form: Free verse
C2 Official Oz Omission

Crimson robed closed eyes
in the Holy See
	that don’t say

Upper chamber veiled deceit — 
A wizard wand wave
in the Sistine Chapel cache cave

Young boys’ virgin olive oil innocence
sacrificed on the sunken altar
			         ...Read More
Categories: abbey, child abuse, dark, spiritual, truth,
Form: Epic



Premium Member The Little White Church
The Little White Church

The little white church, engulfed by the immensity
Of Douglas fir, Hemlock and Western Red Cedar
On Nootka Island in Nootka Sound,
Confirms the remoteness of the Yuquot Village:
On the west coast of Vancouver Island.

The green of the trees in...Read More
Categories: abbey, christian, culture, history, native american, nature, people,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Evesham my town
I was not born here but I’ll probably see out my years here.
Circumstances brought me here twenty or so years ago and I’m still here
It’s a river town, a fisherman’s town and a day tripper’s town.

It is still an important...Read More
Categories: abbey, dedication, england,
Form: Free verse
Bath City And Proud
The Romans came and they called it Aqua Sulis,
there aint no place on the earth can out do this,
if Bath was a day then I think we'd call it Christmas,
if Bath could be owned then you'd put it on your...Read More
Categories: abbey, appreciation, celebration, city, england, home, pride, tribute,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Covers My Hero


With an apple a day my cheeks are still flabby
Doesn't delay the inevitable, my bod still gets shabby
Belly covers my hero
Like wearing a pillow
Still, remember the building of Westminster Abbey




...Read More
Categories: abbey, age,
Form: Limerick
Carolingian Minuscule
Circa Holy Roman Empire
between ninth
and thirteenth century
after common era

(approximately 800 AD and 1200 AD)
benchmark year 780 bracketed
Benedictine monks
Of Corbie Abbey
devised cheeky guttural lingual rapartee

vis a vis European
calligraphic standard script inked lined
writ via extant Irish and English monastic
members nsync
strong influence of...Read More
Categories: abbey, 11th grade, 12th grade, class, history, old,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The White Lady of Skipsea
"The White Lady of Skipsea"


Last night I dreamt 
I dreamed of you
a kind of dream 
within a dream

Diaphanous, 
my soul escaped, 
this firmament,
my immaculate heart
held hands, my fingers 
did entwine with 
handsome Morpheus

Crystal radiate
twin gossamer 
light beams
dissolved through 
window pane,...Read More
Categories: abbey, dark, fantasy, gothic, history, horror, mystery, romance,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Hey Jude - Dedicated to Winged Warrior
Hey Jude, love is like a butterfly - just let it be.
You've got a ticket to ride, go where you should be.
Love is a revolution it shall set you free.
Don't live a life of sorrow like Eleanor Rigby.

You've got a...Read More
Categories: abbey, love, music, tribute,
Form: Pantoum
Premium Member And time stood still
Like an arboretum, my smile and laughter fills empty space,
tall stand the trees all huddled together like girlfriends on a chilly night ready to share their secrets.
We lay bare our souls, sat on the bench, sipping our drinks on the...Read More
Categories: abbey, friendship, memory, missing you,
Form: Free verse
CHI - RHO IN THE BOOK OF KELLS
CHI - RHO    IN  THE  BOOK OF KELLS 


A millennium and more since it left the Scottish shore,
Chi -Rho  Christ’s name 
Swirling  in an anaesthetising trance induces
The soul-memory  back  to an...Read More
Categories: abbey, bible, history, ireland, religion,
Form: Imagism
This Gentle Mourning
In an Abbey full,
a congregation still,
in awe of a Soul
beckoned by its Creator.
In solemn exchange
his joyous embraces,
his ever infectious smile
remains embedded forever,
for through his eyes
you are all family.
His heritage continues,
passing on through the arms
of those gathered in his name.
This gentle...Read More
Categories: abbey, eulogy, funeral, loss,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Peal the Bells
Incessantly it trods and plods
perpetual the pendulum
so long before the abbey bells
tolled and told of hours passing
before the ticks and tocks of clocks
or shadows crept with solstice gods
no one to worship at its start
when first it leapt with fiery heart
and...Read More
Categories: abbey, life,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member A Moral Tragedy
Emma was a little girl of fourteen
with an inquisitive mind and kind heart.
And on most days she'd drop by the Abbey
on her way home from her job at Walmart.

She would daydream of becoming a nun
imagining tending to souls in pain.
And...Read More
Categories: abbey, abuse, angst, dark, emotions, feelings, heartbreak, imagery,
Form: Sonnet
WORDSWORTH A TRIBUTE PART I
A romantic poet whose great talents grow.
More successful have more numbers of foe.
Lucy Poems and Tintern Abbey in mind deep go.
When he wrote Lyrical Ballads he did glow
And makes the world better residing, though
Not happy with others, kept listening echo
Of...Read More
Categories: abbey, analogy,
Form: Monorhyme
A Mortal Vow
A MORTAL VOW


My one mind mends a mortal vow
And holds her cold hand ‘til the end
I knew I need my mother’s cow
To please the people whom I’ve lent.
These cord and veil create the life
That most of us eager to love
Not...Read More
Categories: abbey, marriage,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Bleeding Before Rome -1
The bombers began to bleed
their heavy tears of death
from 20,000 feet above the breathless battlefield, 
B-17 Flying Fortress formations
moving with apocalyptic aplomb
the shadows of high metal crosses by the hundreds
rippling along the rugged roman earth
bringing a crescending growl and the...Read More
Categories: abbey, culture, heart, war, world war ii,
Form: Epic