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Epyllion Poems

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List of New Epyllion Poems

PMPoem TitlePoetCategories  
BEER SIO MAZIWA MARTIN MACHARIA art, break up, drink,
Haunted By A Long Lost Love olusegun Arowolo lost love,
Fear Asad Abdalle fear, lonely,
Love Has Found A House Honestly J.T. crush, emotions, how i
About Headphones and Melody Honestly J.T. crush, how i feel,
The Rising Sun of Dawn Honestly J.T. crush, desire, how i
How Blessed Am I To Find You Here Honestly J.T. crush, emotions, feelings, how
If The Loving Words Fell Upon My Heart Honestly J.T. desire, emotions, how i
We're not cool efe efe wedding,
Timeless Andreanna Escamilla longing, lost love, love,
Reanimation Damnation Andreanna Escamilla death, fantasy, grave, imagery,
To The Lady Of The Heavens Honestly J.T. desire, longing, me, passion,
Perception Honestly J.T. how i feel, passion,
Romantacism- A Harlot's Lament Christian Alexander beautiful, i am, passion,
Matters of the Heart Benson Langat august,
MOTHERS' DAY Benson Langat birth,
Winds Benson Langat best friend,
I Shall Wait For You Benson Langat absence,
I Love You Benson Langat best friend,
Veneration on Ghost Moon Flower angel, friend, word play,
HE WAS Betty Burdette anniversary,
Blinded by Love Maggie Thorne happiness, love, marriage, romance,
Tears of my heart venita Schindler age, forgiveness,
By the sycamore tree Sumanth Rohi Raj death, love,
To Dan john chizoba vincent africa, art,
PREPARE ME john chizoba vincent africa, art,
Premium Member Poem Romance Anticipation Nayda Ivette Negron feelings, love,
Premium Member Poem Romantic Julia Ward romantic,
Desperate for Love Michael Soto beauty, betrayal, desire, feelings,
You Take Me Back Shakeela Kingzley adventure, change, magic, memory,
HER HOOK Joel Thornton beauty, dream, eve, life,
STRING THEORY Joel Thornton allusion, moving on, science,
RELIGION Is Joel Thornton analogy, evil, freedom, religion,
And Maybe, Just Maybe Shakeela Kingzley deep, desire, fear, feelings,
Octopus JSLambert Mister ROBOTO conflict, culture, deep, earth,
Premium Member Poem Ragnarok: The Storm Roy Jerden weather,
THERE WAS PEACE Victor Alexander conflict, life, peace, people,
Motherland MOHLOUOA NTSASA africa, beautiful, betrayal, bible,
Right Person, Wrong Time Shakeela Kingzley feelings, heartbroken, how i
Thy love maketh my beauty Pranab Jyoti Rava boyfriend, love, heart, heart,
Am a one man army SIBUSISO NTOMBELA love,
Special is what you are SIBUSISO NTOMBELA love,
never thought i'd be so amazed SIBUSISO NTOMBELA love, me,
being with you is all i want SIBUSISO NTOMBELA love,
I LOVE YOU SIBUSISO NTOMBELA love, me, love, me,
Restless Chris Hernandez dedication, depression, faith, fear,
Every time Rachele Taylor lost love, time, time,
IMPERIAL AND MAJESTIC Brian Pierre-Alexander love, romance, love, me,
Acidic Tears desiree imbery life,
pacman nathan martin allegory,

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Brief Definition

An epyllion poem is a poem that describes an epic or a story through the use of tone. An epyllion poem is generally short. It narrates with tones, styles, and setting. The tone of an epyllion poem tends to be elevated such as is the case with an elegy. Generally, the topic of an epyllion poem surrounds romance and adventure. This form of poetry was most common and most used around the third century, B.C.

There are few popular English examples of epyllion poetry. William Shakespeare's poem, "Rape of Lucrece" being one. An epyllion poem does not follow a specific meter or rhyme scheme. It has no set rules to follow. Any poem that is a short narrative of adventure and whimsy can be classified as an epyllion so long as the tone and style resemble that of an epic. A grand tale or adventure and valor or of heart throbbing, or heartbreaking romance. 

Epyllion Poem Example

Motherland

Motherland (Eclogue) 

In the country of my forefathers, 
Economy is friendless and upset, 
Politics are sleeping with labour, 
Justice is seducing foreign crime, 
Poetry is turned on, but it fears, 
Traditions keeps history hostage, 
Religions are attempting suicide, 
Nature is busy biting its tongues, 
Fruits are swearing at their trees, 
Education shows God axis finger, 
Seas gets shallow, graves deepen, 
Life confront its first nightmares, 
Death is satisfying its final desire, 
Future is stinking nothing but lies, 

June 13, 2003

By Mohlouoa Ntsasa

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