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Premium Member The Mask of Alabaster
Once the night had fallen upon a sleepless slumber,
Whence the winter woke me when the third was three in number.

I sense that a wince doth...

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Categories: illumes, anxiety, confusion, deep, dream, education, fantasy,
Form: Couplet



Premium Member Castle By The Sea
There stands a desolate castle on England's venerable shore,
That once sheltered a royal line that ruled its sprawling realm.
Now, according to local lore, eerie things...

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Categories: illumes, mystery
Form: Ballad
The Mid Autumn Festival
Night falls and the mirror moon illumes the 
heavenly starry skies with gleaming ivory beams.  
Shiny and mellow, a splendrous silver orb, 
the delight...

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Categories: illumes, appreciation, autumn, beauty, mirror, moon, music,
Form: Free verse
Lady Moon
The moon won’t rise.
Unless lady gravity is holding her
Moonflower that’s still, shining bright.
Silver steps silver gown.
Spiraling up to the stars above the ground. 
A heart...

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© Jack Reed  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: illumes, fantasynight, light, light, night,
Form: Heroic Couplets
Premium Member Castle Walls
Its ghostly, desolate shell reposes atop a craggy tor,
Overlooking the restless sea on England's venerable shore!
Though its walls have withstood the ravages of countless ages,
Its...

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Categories: illumes, nostalgia,
Form: Rhyme



illuminating Soul - George Stal
Illuminating Soul    (COLLABORATION )


by~ George Stal

I had felt this age had won;     
as my sword was rotted as...

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Categories: illumes, earth, imagination, world, universe,
Form: Free verse
A night at a countryside
As the moonlight shone over the mountains
The stars starts to flicker one by one
Humming winds eases the roughness
From the day's unforgiving sun.

Chilling wind caresses the...

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Categories: illumes, animal, day, moon, nature, night, sun,
Form: Rhyme
The Secret Place of the Most High
The sun illumes a land in precarious peace,
There was a time when heroes walked with ease, 
But now, complacency reigns shamelessly, 
And the distracted people...

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Categories: illumes, beauty, blessing, christian, city, garden, war,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Original Mask of Alabaster
A wince doth lurk wearing which wicked gaze,
Of conniving cast shadows ‘tween my windowpanes.

Gazing through the window’s diaphanous gelid glass, 
I see a flushing fluorescent...

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Categories: illumes, addiction, allusion, confusion, dream, evil, horror,
Form: Couplet
Spaces Between Time
Lost between the passing of moments
Unscathed by times constancy
It is your spirit adrift upon the Ameles
Disregarding your earthbound verve 
Now a spent and forlorn wanderer…

Lapsed...

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Categories: illumes, imagination, introspection, life, time, visionary,
Form: Free verse
A candle
A candle left
lighting through the dark,

lighting in our land, dearly it mourns you.
A candle left

as it lies by your body, seduced by your ode
futile to...

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© Johan Poet  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: illumes, loss,
Form: Free verse
The Former Wings
***This poem was written at a hard 
time in my life when I needed my
spirituality most, but could not 
easily do so due to the...

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Categories: illumes, death, depression, endurance, family, spiritual,
Form: Rhyme
The Buddha's Masterplan
Beneath the sea of glistening stars,
Between the ethereal evening air,
Lies a forest of glowing dreams,
But as diverse and rich as they are,
None escape the same...

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Categories: illumes, allusion, analogy, beautiful, beauty, bible, blessing,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member WITH EYES BLIND a sonnet
An empty space,filled by light
brings simplicity to life,
the empty heart,fills with pain,
cries out why,again,again,
and still the emptiness remains;
Simplicity forgotten
in complexity will drown,
darkness overwhelms the mind,
despair...

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Categories: illumes, hope, imagination,
Form: Sonnet
Within the House of Lake Walensee
Mist glides above the pristine waters,
Divine clouds rest gently upon the peaks, 
Of fair and turquoise Walensee.

Night falls and moon-glow illumes,
The everblooming and serene hills,
Of...

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Categories: illumes, appreciation, beauty, dance, environment, moon, wife,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A HAIBUN DOUBLET
A HAIBUN Doublet
A HAIBUN DOUBLET
An empty space,filled by light brings simplicity to life,the empty heart,fills with pain,
cries out why,again,again,and still the emptiness remains;Simplicity forgotten
in complexity...

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Categories: illumes, hope, poetry,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member REFLECTIONS recited
SEEING CLEARLY 
An empty space,filled by light
brings simplicity to life,
the empty heart,fills with pain,
cries out why,again,again,
and still the emptiness remains;
Simplicity forgotten
in complexity will drown,
darkness overwhelms...

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Categories: illumes, philosophy,
Form: Verse
Premium Member sequence-GLASNOST
Hard
against 
driven rain
yet liquid to
light
it 
illumes,
enlightens
our transparent
lives


Partly inspired by a quote by Jim Ede (1895-1990) friend of artists...

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Categories: illumes, life, places, social
Form: Lanterne
Premium Member Ghostly Watcher - JQ
Ghostly presence seen nightly
When lighthouse illumes brightly
Fishermen claim to see her
Confounded old tars concur

Her lover swallowed at sea
by fierce waves, old tars agree
Lighthouse beam, sailors...

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Categories: illumes, history, sea,
Form: Jueju
Premium Member SEEING THE WOOD FROM THE TREES
An empty space,filled by light
brings simplicity to life,
the empty heart,fills with pain,
cries out why,again,again,
and still the emptiness remains;
Simplicity forgotten
in complexity will drown,
darkness overwhelms the mind,
despair...

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Categories: illumes, faith
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member MONOKU SEQUENCE #A
a perambulator arrives - emptiness takes its leave
                 ...

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Categories: illumes, life, people, sad
Form: Monoku
Premium Member A tanka TALE
a tremor of light
daybreak tinges
a nigrescent sky-
the horizon 
illumes my mind's eye
...

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Categories: illumes, imagery, light, morning,
Form: Tanka
Luminescence
...dedicated to Hart Crane (1899-1932)



From dark to light transfusing in a flash,
your silver-sequined mystery
that spawns new electricity,
it shines where none has shone before,
this trembling luminescence,
through...

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Categories: illumes, on writing and words, light, light,
Form: Verse
Premium Member THE MASTER KEY OF LIVING
the beauty
     of line
poised,passive
    silent,
             perused:
a...

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Categories: illumes, art, life,
Form: Verse
The Answer to Complaint Part 5
In Life’s old garden nations lived who all its fruits enjoyed,
While others longed in vain, while some the winter blasts destroyed;
Its trees are legion; some...

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Categories: illumes, allah, faith,
Form: Heroic Couplets