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Idyll Poems

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Premium Member Railway Child
As a child I lived near a railway track,
And I used to watch the trains rushing by,
Now I am older I often look back,
And visualise a smoke-blackened sky.

As a "bush" youngster I was very shy,
And vulnerable to verbal attack,
I was...Read More
Categories: idyll, age, appreciation, child, house, me, mother,
Form: Rondeau Redouble



Signature silence
a remote forest,

its pond motionless, moonlit;

a sudden cloud of Mayflies

sweeps down across the water:

sudden, ghostly koi feeding

w/ thrashing and leaping,

only to vanish in time.

...Read More
Categories: idyll, beauty, earth, nature, paradise,
Form: Idyll (Idyl)
Premium Member Farmers Are Never Idle
Harvest is over,
Crops are in, and
Falls's first killing frost
Stirs feelings of melancholy
Sustained by winter's cold,
With its bare trees,
Migration, hibernation, 
Wisdom of fallow fields and 
Mice attempting entry 
During long, cold nights.
Yet farmers are never idle,
Caring for their animals,
Cleaning and fixing...Read More
Categories: idyll, animal, farm, tree, winter,
Form: Idyll (Idyl)
Premium Member A Rural Blue Butterfly
I was having a heavenly day far from city noise,
when a north wind swept me up, swirling and twirling;
and tumbling, I found myself under a tree branch,
beneath cool emerald leaves in a country wildflower field.

Nearby, a raging stream flowed on...Read More
Categories: idyll, imagery,
Form: Idyll (Idyl)
ARGAO, CEBU



On a black carabao's back,
a dazzling white heron 
slow-dances,

the feathers on its graceful, 
slender neck the breeze 
romances !
...Read More
Categories: idyll, beauty, nature,
Form: Idyll (Idyl)



Silence
Silence is golden or, so the saying goes.
But what is silence? Absence of sound, unspoken words, the stillness of the night?
Silence is a miracle of things.
Silence is a quiet serene place, a retreat from a noisy world.
Silence is a calm...Read More
Categories: idyll, allegory, environment, universe, voice,
Form: Idyll (Idyl)
Premium Member Idyll by idle
In monysllables; in almost inarticulate speech
The murmer of life awakes my thought
Patterns impress upon my conciusness
Filagree of tree branches on the ground
Rumble of traffic a sound in staccato
All nessesary movement; cat and mouse I
Sense,  the fear; I shudder at...Read More
Categories: idyll, day,
Form: Verse
The Little House
The cat sat on the windowsill, 
And stirred a little in his sleep.
Each breath a cloud upon the glass 
And outside the snow was falling fast 
The children all went out to play,
But he couldn’t be bothered to move today.
The...Read More
Categories: idyll, cat, home, memory, peace, snow,
Form: Idyll (Idyl)
The Tale of Despereaux
Never was there a tale of more chivalr-eaux,
Than that of Princess Pea & her Despereaux!...Read More
Categories: idyll, absence, adventure, confidence, forgiveness, grief, princess, uplifting,
Form: Idyll (Idyl)
Premium Member The Cold Doorknobs
The Cold Doorknobs 

I.
I am sure there will be that profound moment in time
when the dog out back will stop its incessant yapping,
Its unrelenting impulse to belch out its interminable wails, 
alas, to inform its annoyed master and owner, 
of...Read More
Categories: idyll, death,
Form: Free verse
Shooting Rapids In The Time Stream
Steady rain swirled, pooled,
and eddied around rolled
up pant legs skinny ankles, which
immediately felt cold
before undertow willingly

steadily, and nimbly pulled this former
ace swimmer into watery fold
quelling, relinquishing, and taking
my hard won mettle of gold
earned early in primetime, now

at last...preemptive quiescent salvation
sluiced...Read More
Categories: idyll, allusion, father, heaven, humorous, imagination, old, sea,
Form: Free verse
Sacred and profane love by Titian - 1514
Sacred and profane love by Titian - 1514

Love divine 

How it burns when it falls from the sky - 
how it hurts when the water is done. 
How it rains with the words half-denied, 
When the world looks for fabulous...Read More
Categories: idyll, beauty, community, culture, education, humanity, spoken word,
Form: Idyll (Idyl)
Premium Member The Buddha Casts No Shadow
The Buddha casts no shadow
smugly seated at high noon’s
forever present moment
 
a ripple-less façade placidly
ignoring its turmoil filled depth
masked in fates saturnine smile

a somber stoic’s silent grin
mocking the wind blown leaves
amused by time’s chaos

plumply sated in his idyll
disconnected from all...Read More
Categories: idyll, imagination,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Idyll
(Base USO club, Zweibrucken, Germany, 1963)

Of a lazy afternoon, I sit
     propped up,
Bones aching, sorely tired from
     lack of work,
And dutifully read the comic
     strips
With bored eyes while...Read More
Categories: idyll, absence, angst, anxiety, loneliness, longing, military,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Winter's Rise

as wind slowly, silently, stirs dry grass
forest ruminants eye darkening skies
sniffing for the scents of Winter’s warning
watch the fading “V’s” - distant disguise.

once dappled fawns stand tall now tawny
alert to changes in the forest’s tone
urgency replaces Summer’s idyll
leafs red alert...Read More
Categories: idyll, nature, winter,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Sea's Coy Lover
I float in an aquamarine idyll; 
a bird soaring in shallows 
while hearing translucent echoes,
hovering pastel ripples
reminiscent of cobalt depths 
carried on shy currents
to an alabaster beach.

Sun's shimmer tiptoes
on serpentine waves,
pirouettes like star bursts
among the soupcon
of fuchsias and teals
that tease...Read More
Categories: idyll, beach, color, imagery, sea,
Form: Ekphrasis
Premium Member Love Off-Sprung
  futures cavort below the horizon
  an expectant dawn glows, duly announcing the first born arrival
  tomorrow then forward smiles, feeling good
  half planned momentous moment, ordering fate, shaping survival

  surf wave crests on a...Read More
Categories: idyll, children, family, love, tribute,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Shy Lilies
In the orange tree
a fledgling mockingbird's
needle shriek
stabs the cochlear idyll
of our garden.

I can't bring myself 
to the cemetery
where summer's ascendant fahrenheit
pummels orchids on your grave
that I didn't place,
the very arcs of white halos
blooming beside the patio
in shaded numbness.

Now my prayer...Read More
Categories: idyll, death, memory, sad,
Form: Free verse
One
Friend or foe we all are one 
One is all, all is one:
So lets not minus that!
We all want to be together,
Multiplying and growing in numbers
Numbers be endless 
but numbers can't define life,
We more than that, we infinite beings
Sharing one...Read More
Categories: idyll, image, imagery, imagination, life,
Form: Idyll (Idyl)
Premium Member Nineseventeenpm
As the second hand ticks away my breaths
a half-clad moon catches my eye.
Was a time when I might've seen
the ghost of half-eaten melon,
but I'm older now, my thoughts less spry.
Dark fear's hobgoblins
were long since relegated
to memory's chuckle drawer;
open windows to...Read More
Categories: idyll, age, retirement,
Form: Free verse
No Roof For Reindeer dub bull file
     parents or other nemesis with glare
ring (smoke emitting nostrils),
     an idyll escape for this heir
to the throne of the mountain king,

     (lion share of original tract
 ...Read More
Categories: idyll, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 9th
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Pondering Poetry
Lyric
Idyll
Choka
Kimo
Elegy
Tyburn
Yearning to

Study
Poetry
Lavishly
Illuminates
Tomorrow

4/9/18...Read More
Categories: idyll, appreciation, poetry, writing,
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member Beach Idyll: Spencerian Stanza
Sheer lucid waves caress this oyster beach,
an aqua drowse viewed through a saffron lend,
and siren rip tides coax into a breach
as lambent grains of sand insouciant wend
the dunes of torpid eons through the bend
of hourglasses warped like new-blown glass.
In half-remembered...Read More
Categories: idyll, beach, imagery,
Form: Rhyme
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Categories: idyll, 11th grade, 6th grade, america, anger,
Form: Idyll (Idyl)
Premium Member Breaking truth'
And in time... Mankind said lets make a god in our own image.

Let us describe him as powerless, let us emasculate him
Understanding He is not the all 'powerful God'

Let us do these things that we will be blessed.!

Let us create...Read More
Categories: idyll, absence, confusion,
Form: Idyll (Idyl)