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Poems about Flowers
Lady’s Favor
by Michael R. Burch

May
spring
fling
her riotous petals
devil-
may-care
into the air,
ignoring the lethal
nettles
and may
May
cry gleeful-
ly Hooray!
as the abundance
settles,
till a sudden June
swoon
leave us out of tune,
torn,
when the last rose is left
inconsolably bereft,
rudely shorn
of every device but her thorn.


The...

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Categories: albatross, flower, june, rose, roses are red, spring,
Form: Rhyme



Roses and Lilacs
Winter
by Michael R. Burch

The rose of love's bright promise
lies torn by her own thorn;
her scent was sweet
but at her feet
the pallid aphids mourn.

The lilac of devotion
has felt the winter hoar
and shed her dress;
companionless,
she shivers—nude, forlorn.

Published...

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Categories: albatross, desire, longing, love, nature, romance, rose, roses
Form: Verse
Dream of Infinity
Dream of Infinity
by Michael R. Burch

Have you tasted the bitterness of tears of despair?
Have you watched the sun sink through such pale, balmless air
that your soul sought its shell like a crab on a beach,
then...

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Categories: albatross, confusion, depression, dream, farewell, leaving, loneliness, longing,
Form: Couplet
Poems about Children IV
Poems about Children IV

Salat Days
by Michael R. Burch

Dedicated to the memory of my grandfather, Paul Ray Burch, Sr.

I remember how my grandfather used to pick poke salat ...
though first, usually, he’d stretch back in the...

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Categories: albatross, child, childhood, children, dad, father son, grandfather,
Form: Rhyme
Sweet Rose of Virtue: William Dunbar Translation
Sweet Rose of Virtue
by William Dunbar (c. 1460-1530)
loose translation/modernization/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

after William Dunbar

Sweet rose of virtue and of gentleness,
delightful lily of youthful wantonness,
richest in bounty and in beauty clear
and in every virtue that...

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Categories: albatross, character, desire, devotion, flower, for her, garden,
Form: Sonnet



Early Poems I
Juvenilia: Early Poems by Michael R. Burch



Smoke
by Michael R. Burch

The hazy, smoke-filled skies of summer I remember well;
farewell was on my mind, and the thoughts that I can't tell
rang bells within (the din was in)...

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Categories: albatross, kid, poetry, poets, teen, write, writing, youth,
Form: Rhyme
Mario William Vitale Latest Writings
The language and images of Mario Vitale's poetry are so closely bound to the natural cycles of seasons, of generations, of the body's functioning, that is surprising to realize how many of his poems deal...

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Categories: albatross, art,
Form: Free verse
Starlight and Moonlight
These are poems about starlight and moonlight, moons and stars, dreams and visions, illuminations and intimations …



Will There Be Starlight
by Michael R. Burch 

Will there be starlight
tonight
while she gathers
damask
and lilac
and sweet-scented heathers?

And will she find...

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Categories: albatross, dark, dream, love, moon, night, star, stars,
Form: Rhyme
Femme Fatale
Femme Fatale By A Wishing Well 
  (In The Wastelands Of War)

Warm as breath on placid skin,
Soft as gentle summer rains,
Loud as natures angry clouds
That gather in ambushed lanes,
To confer with the wounded boys
Whose...

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Categories: albatross, war,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Fata Morgana
"Fata Morgana" 

feet hardly touch the ocean
when silent stars of no voice
transmit words to pay the ferryman
on the water no reflection 

gently the sun waves smiling as if to say
feel that, the warmth of waking...

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Categories: albatross, muse, mystery,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member American Traitor
To manipulate laws to disqualify voters,
Vote multiple times, or give dead living voice,
These are acts of a traitor! Man’s born with a choice.
Should political virtue be building consensus,
To hate when you don't win a kind...

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Categories: albatross, abuse, betrayal, patriotic, religious,
Form: Rhyme
Princess Diana Poems
PRINCESS DIANA POEMS

Fairest Diana: an Epitaph for Princess Diana
by Michael R. Burch

Fairest Diana, princess of dreams,
born to be loved and yet distant and lone,
why did you linger?so solemn, so lovely?
an orchid ablaze in a crevice...

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Categories: albatross, angel, beautiful, beauty, england, princess, rose, woman,
Form: Epitaph
The Raven Has Fled
“The ribbon is cut
 The die is cast
 The cement is dry
 Yet nothing lasts
 The brazen rewarded
 The hero a fool
 All reason outdated
 New fury the tool”

A journey presented
Your ship to go far
With...

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Categories: albatross,
Form: Rhyme
Children's Poems
Picturebook Princess

for Keira

We had a special visitor.
Our world became suddenly brighter.
She was such a charmer!
Such a delighter! 

With her sparkly diamond slippers
and the way her whole being glows,
Keira’s a picturebook princess
from the points of her...

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Categories: albatross, children,
Form: Verse
Poetic Art Pieces I
Ever so often you come across a composition that leads one to take flight.
In the distance their are corridors that lead to places of resistance,
transformed we will glow such as these writings have taken you.
to...

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Categories: albatross, anxiety, art,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Stop writing Literature, You garrulous Indian
 for Eric Mottram (1924 - 1995)*

 a life of toil for the man in the centre
 a hub in the peripheral tireless wheel
 
   where he go then where he go this...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: albatross, celebrity, people, words, work, , literature,
Form: Elegy
Premium Member Exegesis





"Exegesis"



At 7 he was 
thrown to the wolves

Bede marked his territory
hidden secrets 
kept in the abbey

he escaped
went to war
where the unwanted trod

First regiment,
Vietnam
he took with him
like a comfort blanket
his Nicene creed and God

and on returning...

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Categories: albatross, father daughter, love, muse,
Form: Free verse
3 Poems
Sy Roth - 3 Poems
12/17/20130 Comments
 
Picture
Silence

I’ve dreamt often that she crept deep
Into my cellular structure, 
Some time in the nightfall of my being
And planted deeply into my mitochondrion,
A magical silence pill,
Drowning the kittens of...

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© Sy Roth  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: albatross, conflict,
Form: Free verse
A VOW OF PARADISE

 I made you a vow of paradise
Though I knew I could not find the time
To show you how much I cared and treasured
The sincerity of your love and devotion;
I wanted to take you to...

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Categories: albatross, allegory, cheer up, christian, feelings, garden, hope,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Soul Surfer



"Soul Surfer" 



I bought some sea shell beads 
today, 
stood by the ocean 
while the half sharp winter wind 
washed 
through 
me 
and 
whispered stinging sticatto 
cold licks next to my ear, so sincerely -...

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Categories: albatross, freedom, romance, trust,
Form: Romanticism
Daniel the Conqueror
In a land far away was a family with two boys
The oldest loved sports the youngest only toys.
You should be like your big brother the father would always say
It’s time for you to toughen up...

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Categories: albatross, animal, child, fantasy, friendship, hero,
Form: Narrative
VICTIM OF THE TRENCH 1918
I WAS PURSUING A CAREER IN  DENTAL AND ORAL SURGERY
NEVER THOUGHT  THE WAR WOULD LEAVE A FATAL MARK ON ME
THE  SECOND YEAR OF STUDY CONSISTED OF FIELD REVIEWS
OF THE DENTAL CONDITIONS OF...

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Categories: albatross, world war i, , cute,
Form: Rhyme
Song Lyrics I
Song Lyrics I

"We Came Together" was written as song lyrics for New Zealand composer David Hamilton.

Song Lyrics: We Came Together
by Michael R. Burch

We came together – people of two lands
so unalike, at first, we hardly...

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Categories: albatross, community, discrimination, friend, friendship, music, race, song,
Form: Rhyme
My lies
Now I seal these lying lips until forces open.
I confessed. 
Now it is time for my silent repenting
Deserved shame is the string sewing my sinning lips closed.

For unworthy lips as mine do part, 
no right...

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Categories: albatross, allusion, angel, bible, corruption, feelings, judgement, religion,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Winter's Journey - Part 1b
“Winter’s Journey”  (Part 1b)


Your mother's Universe resounds inside you 
where you are every single sparkling star 
in every planet’s sky, the Galaxies are vast you see, 
in you she’ll never die.

You are all the...

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Categories: albatross, daughter, love, mother,
Form: Free verse