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Premium Member Translation of Canto XVI Hell by Dante
Already I reached the place where heard the sound
Of falling water in the circle next
Suchlike the rumble done by hives around,

When three spirits together changed...

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Categories: dante, fantasy,
Form: Terza Rima



Premium Member Dante's Path
Oh seed of Dante, dost thy path
in mid-life's turning gone astray
upon a sylvan darkness hath
to tread a rut with feet of clay?

Wast thou that youth...

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© Roy Jerden  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: dante, spiritual,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member The Holy Dust of Creation's Seed Sown
The Holy Dust of Creation’s Seed Sown

Born from this ancient dust of creation's seed sown now so true,
Whilst sparkling inside a mystical divine light on...

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Categories: dante, creation, god, heaven, love,
Form: Terza Rima
Premium Member Dante's Divina Commedia translation
The difficult translation of first Canto of Divina Commedia is here completed
In the part published before, Dante imagined to find himself in a dark forest...

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Categories: dante, fantasy,
Form: Terza Rima
Veronique
Pardon ma'am, but I noticed you've been staring at this painting for a while
She is beautiful but has such a melancholy face, it's hard to...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: dante, heartbroken, woman,
Form: Narrative



Out of the Belly
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Categories: dante, allegory, identity, loneliness,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member The Holy Dust of Creation's Seed Sown
Born from this ancient dust of creation's seed sown now so true,
Whilst sparkling inside a mystical divine light on this dark night,
I’m nourished from the...

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Categories: dante, creation, god, heaven, love,
Form: Terza Rima
Premium Member Sacred Lakes






“Sacred Lakes”



There is magic 
in your shaman bones
stories shaken like strange mojo 
busy under cover of autumn leaves 
turning burnished topaz gold 
idling unrushed roll...

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Categories: dante, journey, love, magic,
Form: Romanticism
Premium Member Another Year of Grace
With John Wayne snarling at me
from the television screen,
I quickly glance at my watch;
five minutes to the end 
of a year’s journey through
what the Psalmist...

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Categories: dante, philosophy, religious,
Form: Free verse
nastay'aschi mrak
Dedicated to Robert Lindley 

He is a singer of the dark. This dark
made of the blood he shed over a rhyme;
of the hell's cavities that...

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Categories: dante, dark, poetry,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Pink Pink Pink
         "Pink  Pink  Pink"



Cathy and I were fair feathered friends
two femme fatales with similar blends
lying...

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Categories: dante, sad, christmas, for her,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member dante's divine comedy first canto translation
Premise
The great poem by the italian poet Dante is the DIVINA COMMEDIA
I have tried to translate in english verses of INFERNO (HELL).
It was a very...

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Categories: dante, dream, poems,
Form: Terza Rima
Premium Member Dante's Divine Comedy Hell translation Canto VII
(Continuing the trip through Hell of Dante with poet Virgilio)

Pah-peh Sah-tan, Pah-peh Sah-tan al-ept!”,
Started Pluto with his hoarse voice toss
And that gentle wise, who any...

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Categories: dante, fantasy, universe,
Form: Terza Rima
Premium Member The Ecstatic Calliope
"Here rise to life again, dead poetry!
Let it, O holy Muses, for I am yours,
And here Calliope, strike a higher key,
Accompanying my song with that...

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Categories: dante, freedom, identity, imagery, imagination,
Form: Free verse
THE IMMIGRANT'S CRY
THE IMMIGRANT'S CRY

They refuse to let me  in.
Say its normal to be left out
That I should not protest e'en when no way I see.
Because...

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Categories: dante, freedom, humanity, immigration, war,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member About the Hell's translation
Soupers might have noticed that from about one year I am going on in translating Dante's Hell in english with rhymes. Why I am doing...

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Categories: dante, poetry,
Form: Prose
Autumn
In this story the leaves are digressing,
In another, perhaps I shall too
With warm feelings and autumn shades tinting my view

We go along the path at...

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Categories: dante, seasonsautumn, autumn, , literature,
Form: Free verse
Pom-pom man
Glimpses I caught between the swishing traffic 
on that sidewalk in cold rain and colder wind 
and a cast-off Cleveland Browns windbreaker: a man 
tottering...

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Categories: dante, imagination, visionary,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member NEWS


Evening colours
Cast deeper shades;
Moonlight nocturne

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Sitcom drama
Good guy, bag guy;
Gangster hero

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Pen and paper
Doodle ideas;
Birthday party menu

~~~~~~~~~


May oozes away
Finite days gone;
Scent of June waltzes

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Kitchen bench
Ripe bananas wait;
Hunger...

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Categories: dante, change,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Contemporary Ode To A Mother Crying Out To Her Children--2015
            Contemporary Ode To A Mother Crying Out
      ...

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Categories: dante, africa, allegory, analogy, black
Form: Ode
The Invisible Affliction
There's an assumption that torment
was invented by Dante for his Inferno,
it's actually a kind of obsession that
we ourselves battle with like Othello!

Some of us show...

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Categories: dante, anger, destiny, hilarious, image,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Last Supper of Hope


The Last Supper of Hope

Grief has exhausted itself
And pain has abandoned the heart;
Emptiness now lives where joy
Once called home.

Our streets have become cisterns
Of blood—death quenching...

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Categories: dante, allegory, analogy, black african
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member IN THE FIRED FURNACE OF CALI
     IN THE FIRED FURNACE OF CALI
     (APROPOS THE ANNUAL RUNNING OF FIRE AND MUD)

Roaring radiant raging...

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Categories: dante, earth, fire, grief, memory,
Form: Alliteration
Premium Member Contemporary Ode To A Mother Crying Out To Her Children
In the presence of all to see, her world turns
and runs red with the blood of her children:
Blood flowing like a wandering stream.

The bloated bellies...

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Categories: dante, africa, allegory, analogy, cry,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Dance of the Black Flame
It was the most unnatural fire
rising from the ancient pit of souls
It ascended from the deepest abyss
Flickering images of unspeakable woes
To say it was not...

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Categories: dante, fear, horror, science fiction,
Form: Dramatic Verse