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Premium Member Winters End Humour


Jed the horse thief was a bit of a dope
Stole a pretty horse and tried to elope
Folk declared him a horse thief
And for giving them much grief
They dangled him at the end of a rope...


A deep sea diver called...Read More
Categories: explorer, humor,
Form: Limerick

Premium Member 9 Ghosts
Nine fearsome ghosts 
I learned roam my World
Invisible, tangible as the case might be
Otherworldly, worldly acting as host 
For other things I could not see.

One’s kept in a crypt 
One keeps the watch  
One wanders far
Marching these lands.

One’s held...Read More
Categories: explorer, adventure, education, journey, school, space, surreal, world,
Form: Free verse
Dora, the inter-galatic explorer
Dora the Intergalactic explorer

Dora the intergalactic explorer
Is traveling to the strangest planet
of all the known worlds

she is traveling incognito
with a video crew
making a documentary

the planet earth
is known as a planet
of intelligent monkeys

not much is known 
about them
as very few 
have...Read More
Categories: explorer, adventure, allegory, science fiction, travel,
Form: Ballad
Future Bought
A PhD in emotion and feel,
licentiate of what lives within

Professor of imagery, doctor of will,
a Saint with a penchant for sin

Explorer of evil with devils to hunt,
the fire burns liquid and hot

Degrees of atonement, diplomas unread
—graduate of words future bought

(Villanova...Read More
Categories: explorer, graduate, growth, identity, image, metaphor,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Six Notebooks of Summer
Like Thoreau I sought out Walden’s Pond
For me, it was my grandmother’s field of soybeans
Lost in the bowels of a small gray shed I fancied a cabin
I stumbled on it when I was eight, an explorer, in the summer.

It became...Read More
Categories: explorer, nostalgia, write, writing,
Form: Narrative

Premium Member Choir Dissonant Practice
I am a right-brain prominent writer
which must not be confused with
a prominent left-brain writer,
which I am almost decidedly not
nor would I aspire
toward such all or nothing thinking
and not at all both/and feeling.

Like most writers,
I feel more like the muses of...Read More
Categories: explorer, anxiety, appreciation, depression, health, integrity, muse, music,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Empires and Rivers
Empires and rivers, time and space, man and nature.
Yet nothing, nothing satisfies like clear sinuses and arteries.
The struggle to express and understand is seemingly futile.
Pope’s Iliad, Milton’s Paradise, Armand Schwerner’s Dante.

Chemotherapy, quatrains, everything rhymes with comedy.
Good luck saying anything useful....Read More
Categories: explorer, earth, environment, future, nature, river, space, time,
Form: Verse
Premium Member The First Thanksgiving
The First Thanksgiving (Sept. 3, 1578)

The shortest distance to Cathay 
(Land of riches: silks, teas and spices)
Lay to the north to the South Sea.
Didn’t Barlow tell the King,
Was reserved for England.

The routes ‘round the Capes
Were long in treacherous waters
Hampered by...Read More
Categories: explorer, education, history, holiday, thanksgiving, thanksgiving day, voyage,
Form: Verse
Ahmad Faraz translations
The Eager Traveler
by Ahmad Faraz
translation by Michael R. Burch

Even in the torture chamber, I was the lucky one;
When each lottery was over, unaccountably I had won.

And even the mightiest rivers found accessible refuge in me;
Though I was called an arid...Read More
Categories: explorer, urdu,
Form: Verse
Premium Member America
"The eagle has no fear of adversity. We need to be like the eagle and have a fearless spirit of a conqueror!"~ Joyce Meyer 

This majestic, mounting explorer
Outshines the ordinary bird
With wings that highlight the soarer
Swiftly floating once it’s stirred

With...Read More
Categories: explorer, america, beautiful, bird, creation, freedom, inspiration, military,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member For Every Dream
For every dream conceived
 a little heartache and disappointment is achieved
but the dream, like life, persists
 and destiny and hope exist;
taking us beyond this present now
 as the dream reconstructs a need somehow
and even if this dream doesn't come in...Read More
Categories: explorer, dream,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Columbus with Specs

Dull tones smear and coddle in a gray muddle.
Cow brains munch cloud fields.
A reality steeped in foggy conjecture
until I find my spectacles.

I enter far horizons 
like Columbus arriving in America;
not on the continent, but on some island
and outcrop just short...Read More
Categories: explorer, poetry,
Form: Blank verse
Urdu Translations
Translations by Michael R. Burch

Last Night 
Faiz Ahmed Faiz

Last night, your memory stole into my heart
as spring sweeps uninvited through barren gardens
as morning breezes revive dormant deserts
as a patient suddenly feels better for no apparent reason

Strange Currents
Amir Khusrow

O Khusrow, the...Read More
Categories: explorer, urdu,
Form: Verse
Premium Member A Bit Of Humour For Sunday

The great explorer Sir Conrad Justine 
Disappeared and was never again seen
Got too near the edge
Slipped on the ledge
Fell two thousand feet in to a ravine...


A bottle Jimmy found at the roadside 
Drank it all and was lucky he...Read More
Categories: explorer, humor,
Form: Limerick
Rocket Man : Still flying
Rocket Man : Still flying

It’s cold as Hell up here in outer space.
I left the old me way behind.
It’s hard to see that there’s another way.
I always said that I wanted to fly.

But now I’m way up here, spinning out...Read More
Categories: explorer, flying, imagery, journey, music, song, space, universe,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member When Cultures Collide
When Cultures Collide

Where the river ends
And ocean begins;
Cultures collide
And history’s tide,
Erases a way of life
For the indigenous people.

St. Lawrence Iroquoians
Welcomed the French,
To the shores of ‘Kanata’
At Stadacona;
With ceremonial greeting,
Exchanging gifts and ideas.

But only riches of the land
Are considered worthy:
Natural habitat...Read More
Categories: explorer, culture, education, history, native american,
Form: Verse
Premium Member I Became an Explorer

Shortly after the Internet discovered itself,
I set out to be an explorer; not of land and water,
but a finder of the odd and peculiar.
My first inclination
was to search for antiquarian artifacts,
but lacking the knowledge of said artifacts,
I thought to be...Read More
Categories: explorer, poetry,
Form: Blank verse
Celestial Cloud Complex
Our parent galaxy Milky Way
has a nebula giving birth
to stars neath ‘baby blanket’ array
that’s one of the closest to Earth

of astral-forming regions around—
Rho Ophiuchi Complex Cloud,
named for the bright stellar body found
in its picturesque dusty shroud.

The colorful image multi-hued
within Ophiuchus...Read More
Categories: explorer, beauty, creation, earth, mythology, nature, space, stars,
Form: Ekphrasis
Premium Member What Will Tomorrow Bring
What is It? I asked, amazed and intrigued
A nebula, she said in hushed tones.
We had been taking turns with the telescope when she spotted it
Right outside the spaceship, only 10,000 kilometers from us.

It was as gorgeous as any jewelry. ...Read More
Categories: explorer, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 7th
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Violated by My Own Imagination
Creepy crawling slimy wiggly thing
Feels eerily strange against my pajama leg
I wake up suddenly
Thinking cobra
or sleazy wet rat
violated by my own imagination
Snatching my explorer hat
out of the clutches of the crocodile
in the swampy forest floor
...Read More
Categories: explorer, dream,
Form: Free verse
Guadalcanal 2019
Guadalcanal 2019

Tour boat, ice-blue water.
Five rubber rafts,
12 heroes each, approach
Antarctic 'beach'.

‘Explorer’: 'Look! Penguins!'
Rest chirp approval, focus Canons,
shoot the penguins left and right.
'Great' 'Wonderful'.  

Two hours later, 3-star restaurant,
Tierra del Fuego.
'Global warming...' 
from the end of the table. 

Heads nod...Read More
Categories: explorer, beach, boat, environment, hero, journey, vacation,
Form: Free verse
Mitali - A beloved Friend
The bright-eyed explorer. Raw Umber of a shelf. Thoughts, ideas and a new story every day. Of Fukuyama and Dostoyevsky; the quest for knowledge. The summer season and all things colorful. The bitterness of Coffee and crunching pages waiting to...Read More
Categories: explorer, beautiful, friend, how i feel, longing, love,
Form: Prose
Premium Member Bougainvillea
It glanced seductively at Louis with intricate petals and thorns from the roadside

A weedy hawker peddled the evergreen climber to make meagre ends meet

Measuring up philanthropy and potential for growth Louis dug down in his pockets

Found a new home for...Read More
Categories: explorer, celebration,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Nick The Explorer
An explorer called Nicholas Bean
Used a jungle path for a latrine
He started to pee
Got stung by a bee
His poor wotsit swelled up with gangrene.

The natives said you need a vaccine
Their witch doctor arrived on the scene
With some healing plants
Said “drop...Read More
Categories: explorer, humor,
Form: Limerick
My Cat
My Cat
My companion
My feline friend
My brother in arms
My mischievous mate
My fence has scratch marks just near the gate
My tireless explorer 
My fearless hunter
My little mouse he leaves me happy he helps my hunger
My deep loud purrr when my fingers tickle...Read More
Categories: explorer, cat,
Form: Free verse