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Cymbric Vale
I believed that I was rural … that I lived in country style,
where the city was close handy … that big distance was a mile.
Trains and buses ferried daily; a freeway ran close by …
comforts...

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Categories: bank, holiday,
Form: Rhyme



Epigrams
Epigrams by Michael R. Burch

If brevity is the soul of wit
then brevity and levity 
are the whole of it.
—Michael R. Burch

To write an epigram, cram.
If you lack wit, scram!
—Michael R. Burch

Conformists of a feather
flock together.
—Michael...

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Categories: bank, bible, metaphor, philosophy, poetry, wisdom, words, writing,
Form: Epigram
Poems of Recanted Bachelorhood
Poems of Recanted Bachelorhood

bachelorhoodwinked
by Michael R. Burch

u
are
charming
& disarming,
but mostly ALARMING
since my resolve
dissolved!

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Disconcerted
by Michael R. Burch

Beth, my sweet,
fresh as a daisy,
when I’m with you
my heart beats like crazy
& my future gets hazy ...

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What Goes Around, Comes
by...

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Categories: bank, desire, engagement, first love, girl, love, marriage,
Form: Verse
Epigrams V
Epigrams

Autumn Conundrum
by Michael R. Burch

It’s not that every leaf must finally fall,
it’s just that we can never catch them all.

Piercing the Shell
by Michael R. Burch

If we strip away all the accouterments of war,
perhaps we'll discover...

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Categories: bank, giggle, humor, humorous, irony, literature, word play,
Form: Epigram
Poems about Things that Break I
Poems about Things that Break I
 
These are poems about things that break and/or shatter: a bubble, glass, a mirror, a twig or tree limb, a thunderstorm, cities and towers in times of war, old...

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Categories: bank, break up, depression, goodbye, leaving, loneliness, lonely,
Form: Rhyme



The Poet of Palestine: Fadwa Tuqan
English translations of Arabic poems by Fadwa Tuqan aka "The Poet of Palestine"

Enough for Me
by Fadwa Tuqan 
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

Enough for me to lie in the earth,
to be buried in her,
to sink...

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Categories: bank, allah, arabic, culture, nature, poetess, poetry, writing,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Reveren' Carlton Whitney - BOTH Audio and Text
Reveren’ Carlton Whitney was the pastor of our church, and someone I looked up to as a child. 
Six foot six, with piercing eyes, a booming voice, and yet…his disposition, thankfully - was mild.

The very...

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Categories: bank, character, uplifting,
Form: Narrative
Prose Poems
Prose Poems

Something
by Michael R. Burch

Something inescapable is lost?lost like a pale vapor curling up into shafts of moonlight, vanishing in a gust of wind toward an expanse of stars immeasurable and void. Something uncapturable is...

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Categories: bank, animal, child, childhood, children, magic, rose, science,
Form: Prose
Premium Member Beary Tales Episodes 25-33, Poet's Notes
Note to Readers of Previous Versions:
There are so many new vignettes scattered throughout the poem that I hope you will reread the whole thing! There are new GEMS, improvements to previous verses and improved footnotes...

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Categories: bank, adventure, appreciation, best friend, blessing, innocence, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Canto XXIX Hell translation
So many people and the various sores
Intoxicated in such a way my eyes,
That wanted open to crying their doors.

But Virgil told : “What for you look this guise?
Why now your sight is so carefully brought
Down...

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Categories: bank, fantasy,
Form: Terza Rima
Premium Member Canto XXI Hell translation
So bridge to bridge, of other things speaking
Of which my comedy does not take care,
We walked; and reached the top, when seeking
For watching the next slit, then we stopped there
Malebolge to see and crying vain;
And...

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Categories: bank, fantasy,
Form: Terza Rima
Premium Member Remember When
Remember when you were very young,                             ...

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Categories: bank, fun, games, life, love, remember, today, youth,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Operation Money Jump
Thanksgiving, 1971,
a parachute pilgrim approaches Northwest Flight 305
as Dan Cooper, anonymous businessman,  anarchist airborne, 
black suit, black sunglasses, a black tie
and a black briefcase broaching black motives,
Portland to Seattle, prison or criminal pantheon, 
before...

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Categories: bank, america, history, mystery,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Translation of Canto XVI Hell by Dante
Already I reached the place where heard the sound
Of falling water in the circle next
Suchlike the rumble done by hives around,

When three spirits together changed their treks,
Running, out of  an horde just passing there
Under...

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Categories: bank, fantasy,
Form: Terza Rima
Premium Member Canto XVII Hell translation
“Here the fierce with the thin pointed tail,
Who passes mountains and breaks arms and walls!
Here who with stench can the world assail!”

So my duke started to talk with his calls;
And hinted then it to get...

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Categories: bank, fantasy,
Form: Terza Rima
Premium Member Dante's Divine Comedy III Canto translation
“Through me you enter the city of woe
Trough me you enter the eternal pain
Through me you go to people lost below.

Justice inspired my highest factor reign;
I was created by act of divine,
Supreme wisdom and the...

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Categories: bank, fantasy,
Form: Terza Rima
Tozzath
Pellucid pachyderms wade across
the purpling River Manjees
and Tozzath watches from the bank, 
the seat of his maroon pantaloons soaked with mud,
his nostrils flaring with the fragrance of ombadalias,
whose lacey petals flutter
like the wings of long-dead...

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Categories: bank, death, fantasy, girl, magic, word play,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Divine Comedy translation CANTO XII
Was the place where we climbing down the bank
Then arrived, alpine and, for what was there
Such as, that any eyesight would be shrank.

Similar to landslide that in side bare
Before Trento the Adige just smote,
Or for...

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Categories: bank, fantasy, universe,
Form: Terza Rima
Premium Member Canto XVIII Hell translation
In hell is called Malebolge a site
Completely made of ferrous color stones  
As almost all the rim around looks quite.

Of the malignant field the middle zones
Are the seat for a well much wide and...

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Categories: bank, fantasy,
Form: Terza Rima
Premium Member Today's journey Through COVID-19
As I woke up this morning I was thinking of what should I do through COVID-19 pandemic.
I said to myself, “I want to go for a walk.”
While walking along the street, people were passing with...

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Categories: bank, africa, baptism, beautiful, christian, courage, poems, wisdom,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Laundering Her Accounts
New England's late May sun was long up,
and yet her laundry began to unfold
and clip onto the droopy clothesline,
while yet to warm into 8 AM.

She wore a light spring jacket
and need not think long
about why...

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Categories: bank, analogy, destiny, health, humanity, humor, integrity,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Dante's Divine Comedy Hell translation Canto VII
(Continuing the trip through Hell of Dante with poet Virgilio)

Pah-peh Sah-tan, Pah-peh Sah-tan al-ept!”,
Started Pluto with his hoarse voice toss
And that gentle wise, who any knowledge kept,

Told to encourage me: “don’t have a loss 
By...

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Categories: bank, fantasy, universe,
Form: Terza Rima
Premium Member Canto XIX Hell translation
Simon wizard, you poor under his sway
That all things of God, which then of good will
Must be always brides, and you birds of prey

For gold and silver adulterate still,
Now it's time that the trumpet sounds...

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Categories: bank, fantasy,
Form: Terza Rima
Premium Member Thirty-Two
  from island corner, big Antrim lad
  to Belfast city, a tiny pad
  shattered windows, tilted clocks
  Goliath had lost his socks
  gargantuan giant going mad

  Armagh apple girl,...

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© Ian Love  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: bank, ireland, nonsense,
Form: Verse
Hubert Might Go Upstairs But Not To Rome
Tea in the afternoon with his wife of many years is usually peaceful, Hubert thinks before he makes his announcement. Then he says it. 

"I'm going upstairs," Hubert tells Ruth as he hoists himself out...

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Categories: bank, marriage,
Form: Prose