Alexandrine Poems | Definition and Examples of Alexandrine Poetry

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Example and Definition of Alexandrine

An Alexandrine is a type of poem that is a single verse that contains twelve syllables. This poem is made up of two half verses that contain six words each. The verses are separated by what is called a caesura or a natural pause. The verses can rhyme but they do not have to. When...Read More

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Categories: nature
WITH OUT IT
by Mick Talbot
wherever we go in life... it is there for us
it is our sustenance...  for all of life a must
without it, all will die... it's...

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Categories: mom
Annem
by mustafa yaman
Suyun akisi gibi geldide geçti iste
Ince bir tüy gibi sallanirken annem
Içime düsen kor gibi atesti bende
Nasil bir hicran yarasiydi annem.


Aciyi emanet birakip gittigin zaman
Yüzün eksilmisti...

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Categories: 3rd grade, boyfriend, bridal
A bad dream
by Sophie Wilson
Dangerous dreams flood 
over me in darkness and 
the weight of them drowns me 
like a tidal wave 
sinking me into my mattress
and spiraling me...

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Categories: love
A NAKED DANCE
by Fungayi Elias Ndhlovu
We have had naked dances,
I know I will not have them
With any other, my heart will dance
Naked with yours forever.

And this is just the time
For...

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Categories: emo, love
FREQUENCY OF SERENITY
by Fungayi Elias Ndhlovu
When I look at the races
God has made us win;
The battles He has fought for us;
How He has continued
To purify our love,
I am left with...

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Categories: allegory
MY YAHWEH PRAISE, AN ALEXANDRINE
by Adeyemi Joshua
The earth speaks of your discerning and stern glory:
Speaking the language human couldn't comprehend:
The wind telling the leafs to go on pilgrimage,
The leafs in turn...

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Categories: fantasy
Zule
by Marqese Dabbs
 
I, the end of man
The son of Mala
The offspring of Lamia
I care not for testaments
Ripping out the crimson hearts
They lie freshly dead
I kill all there...

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Categories: africa
Robert Mugabe
by Fungayi Elias Ndhlovu
Oh lord of stakes,
See how you have fallen;
For you had treaded
Insolently on hapless masses;
Calling a beautiful country your own;
It's people your personal property.

See now how...

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Categories: how i feel, lost
tomorrow
by carol czak-solorio
  TOMORROW IS A ROSE
 ITS BEAUTY BEYOND YOUR GRASP 
 IT HOLDS A SPECIAL MAGIC
 OF TOMORROW'S NOT YOUR PAST  
 IT...

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Categories: kiss, love
PLANNED UNPLANNED
by Fungayi Elias Ndhlovu
We met at Bervelino’s
On a Friday night,
Nothing was planned,
It was planned.

I said your hair was beautiful honeyed;
Asked for your digits,
You snapped no!
I lit a cigarette;
Your...

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Categories: love
JIGSAW
by Fungayi Elias Ndhlovu
You cannot ever stand me,
I cannot stand you,
You are not like me,
You are everything I need,
You are everything I am not.
Thanks for sweeping my heart...

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Categories: humanity
VIRGIN UNTOUCHED
by Fungayi Elias Ndhlovu
A nighty sitting beside me,
I can tell by her colour;
Her smell of sweat and stench
Of night places:
I wonder what she thinks
In her silence,
Say hi,
She is...

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Categories: introspection
WHO AM I
by Fungayi Elias Ndhlovu
What have I not done?
What can I not do now?
I do not want to die!
I have been, I have been nothing;
Have been a prince,
I have...

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Categories: introspection
BARRIER
by Fungayi Elias Ndhlovu
I broke my fourth virginity
On the eleventh of the seventh moon,
I am a new man,
I have broken this barrier
That was holding me
Away from me
In my...

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Categories: introspection
SIN-TO-REDEMPTION
by Fungayi Elias Ndhlovu
I messed up my face somehow,
It cannot be age,
I know I do not look me,
What can be my surgery to remove
Plastic pain,
Plastic poverty,
Plastic hunger,
Cosmetic nothingness?
I...

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Categories: bereavement
THE SECOND
by Fungayi Elias Ndhlovu
Counting down days from years,
Hours from days,
Taking out minutes from hours,
Seconds from minutes:
Beyond the second,
There is infinite peace,
There is hope, not of things to come.
There...

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Categories: humanity
TAINTED BLOOD
by Fungayi Elias Ndhlovu
We were searching,
We were not untouched,
What has love got to do with death?
Trust the foreplay assassin,
Use the foreplay assassin.
Matrimony is sharing blood,
Tainted blood is not...

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Categories: jealousy
SPOT OF JEALOUSY
by Fungayi Elias Ndhlovu
When was the last time we made love?
Some of the time you were tired,
Most of the time you were not in the mood.
And you just...

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Categories: appreciation
HOTENTOT VENUS
by Fungayi Elias Ndhlovu
Never mind my stare,
When yearning I fall.
I am here drowning in your bar.
Watching you sipping cola,
Can you see me,
If you can.

There you bend over,
Could you...

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Categories: adventure
IN THE PUB
by Fungayi Elias Ndhlovu
Sitting in the pub,
Spending painfully-panned-gold,
Thinking about making money;
What a shame:
Money making ain't thinking about me.

Last night,
Love was good:
The plastic was foul,
We had to let go...

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Categories: adventure, allegory, angel, anniversary,
Maturity
by Jimmi Canada
Two prates,
sick paste,
Wanton waste,
yet terrible brain

One more way,
for me in the daze,
then the song with the wait,
then the bong and your faith

Yes it's gone,
but no...

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Categories: inspirational
INFINITE
by Fungayi Elias Ndhlovu
Look to the skies,
Infinite is you soul,
Search through the dark,
Find your reason for life.
You have been through the roughs,
Every day brings you pain,
You are done...

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Categories:
PIECE
by Fungayi Elias Ndhlovu
A gone-by so blique
Escapes the machines of memory,
Vanishes from all that is sight,
Feels like a rebirth of same:
A feeling I love completely;
Like a rise from...

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Categories: death
BOOK THREE
by Fungayi Elias Ndhlovu
Domestic politics
Damn dirty domestic politics.
Father dead, saw him, dead;
Damn those bloody undertakers,
Had myself thinking he was sleeping:
Walked in;
Saw him in the casket,
Looking fine like he...

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Categories: love, love hurts
DEEPER THAN LOVE
by Fungayi Elias Ndhlovu
I was hoping you would give me
Enough rope to hang myself
At least it would have been better
If you had killed me,    
Left...

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Categories: betrayal, lost love
MEMOIRS
by Fungayi Elias Ndhlovu
I look at my photos
On some of them I am smiling,
On some I am just sullen somewhat
They show me some few things
The mirror would not;
Now...

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Categories: miss you, missing you
TOO LATE TO MISS YOU
by Fungayi Elias Ndhlovu
Since I went away
I do not recall ever missing you
For all this long:
When I saw you today,
I know what I was craving for.

Every time I...

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Categories: woman, work
BANKING HALL
by Fungayi Elias Ndhlovu
The queue has moved
Am at the counter now,
I hand over my stash of cash.
“good morning” she says,
I had lost the greeting culture.
Such warmth.

Sifting through the...

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Categories: imagery
SWEETGOLDSTUFF
by Fungayi Elias Ndhlovu
A fly dances
On a blooming flower.
A bee buzzes along
Busies itself digging for nectar,
The fly dashes, dances on the petal.
When done the bee flies away.
Unhindered the...

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Categories: love
MUSEUM CASE
by Fungayi Elias Ndhlovu
My eyes hawk you,
You are a museum case to me,
Let me take you home to my house
Where I will keep you for my eyes only.

You...

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Categories: kiss, love
KISSABLE
by Fungayi Elias Ndhlovu
I saw you in winter
And the moon winked
In appreciation of
The occurrence of love.

Your weak-sexy eyes opened leisurely
Shone through my heart and I saw forever.
You saw...

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Categories: kiss, love
SALT IN YOUR SEA
by Fungayi Elias Ndhlovu
I just love the taste of the
Salt in your sea
I love to swim
In the waters of your eyes
I love the salt in your sea

When I...

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Categories: fear
DEATHROW
by Fungayi Elias Ndhlovu
Guess where I am,
I am meeting some of mine
Or maybe not mine,
There is something
About this place:
Stinking sense of surety
I had never known till I hopped...

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Categories: loss, mother
CROW
by Fungayi Elias Ndhlovu
Crow,
Dancing on the green,
Are you bringing
My mother's spirit?

Crow
Picking grain
From my green,
Where is my mother's spirit?

Crow,
Flying in the sky
Above my house,
Where is my mother's spirit?

Crow
Do not...

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Categories: kiss, love
KISS MY EYES
by Fungayi Elias Ndhlovu
My love is like the setting sun
It rises in the morning
When you kiss my eyes.

Babe
Don't you worry
I have had such a busy day
My mood is...

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