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Letters For People Part 4
Dear people, 
    (Am i?) Mad it’s a conformist state?
A status that perpetuates people to pair, to compare, to prepare, 
to perfect, before performance, …?
    -sure hard to try...

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© Matt Godek  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: boat, america, angst, business, confusion, feelings, poverty,
Form: Epic

Poems About Poems Ii
Poems about Poems (II)

by Michael R. Burch

for Richard Moore

Shrill gulls,
how like my thoughts
you, struggling, rise
to distant bliss?
the weightless blue of skies
that are not blue
in any atmosphere,
but closest here...

You seek an air
so clear,
so rarified
the effort leaves...

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Categories: boat, muse, poems, poetry, poets, work, write, writing,
Form: Rhyme
Chinese Translations Ii
Chinese Poets: English Translations II

These are modern English translations of poems by the Chinese poets Tzu Yeh, Lin Huiyin, Xu Zhimo and Huang E. These are poems about love, passion and beauty. 

Tzu Yeh (circa...

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Categories: boat, body, desire, love, lust, night, time, wind,
Form: Free verse
Otomo No Sakanoue No Iratsume Translation
To a Daughter More Precious than Gems
by Otomo no Sakanoue no Iratsume
loose translation by Michael R. Burch

Heaven's cold dew has fallen—
and thus another season arrives.
Oh, my child living so far away,
do you pine for me...

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Categories: boat, child, childhood, children, daughter, girl, mother, mother
Form: Tanka
The State of the Art
The State of the Art (I)
by Michael R. Burch

Has rhyme lost all its reason
and rhythm, renascence?
Are sonnets out of season
and poems but poor pretense?

Are poets lacking fire,
their words too trite and forced?
What happened to desire?

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Categories: boat, art, muse, poems, poetry, poets, romantic, writing,
Form: Verse

Radiance, For Dylan Thomas
by Michael R. Burch

for Dylan Thomas

The poet delves earth’s detritus—hard toil—
for raw-edged nouns, barbed verbs, vowels’ lush bouquet;
each syllable his pen excretes—dense soil,
dark images impacted, rooted clay.

The poet sees the sea but feels its meaning—

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Categories: boat, earth, light, love, poems, poetry, poets, words,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Revolutionary Story
They called their gang The ReVolutionaries,
my Father Sun and Mother Earth drew time with them,
but they often called themselves Yang and YinYin,
respectively and mutually respectful
yet privately erotic,
not so much politically and economically
where Yang could not...

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Categories: boat, health, humor, joy, life, love, political, psychological,
Form: Narrative
Poems About Dylan Thomas
These are poems about Dylan Thomas, as well as poems "for" and "after" Dylan Thomas. Dylan Thomas was one of my favorite poets from my early teens and has remained so over the years. I...

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Categories: boat, poems, poetry, poets, romantic, words, write, writing,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The World Is a Small Plane
I have travelled through the cluttered corridors of my tired mind countless times. 
I have reached deep into the dark abyss of my captive soul and in that profoundly disturbing darkness, I went searching to...

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Categories: boat, appreciation, faith, inspirational, love, self, strength,
Form: Narrative
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: boat, break up, depression, goodbye, leaving, loneliness, lonely,
Form: Rhyme
Myth, After Dylan Thomas
Myth, after Dylan Thomas
by Michael R. Burch

Here the recalcitrant wind
sighs with grievance and remorse
over fields of wayward gorse
and thistle-throttled lanes.

And she is the myth of the scythed wheat
hewn and sighing, complete,
waiting, lain in a low...

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Categories: boat, autumn, faith, grief, life, myth, october, september,
Form: Verse
Poems About Things That Break Iii
Poems about Things that Break III
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: boat, break up, farewell, pain, relationship, society, solitude,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Lifeboat the Sinking
As to the this and the that and the how and the why,
    I pass no judgement on the tale at hand.
And leave it to scribes to much later decide

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Categories: boat, adventure, allegory, humorous,
Form: Rhyme
The Tower Rebuilt
I shall resolve to leave this
Place now...
And steadfastly search out,
Nestling between ridge and bluff
Amidst the folds of a foreign 
Several acres of unkempt ground
Fallow and rough;
Upon which stands...
Crumbled stone walls
With an exposed slate roof in

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Categories: boat, hope,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Why I Don'T Trust Psychics - 2nd Third
NOTE:  This is the 2nd THIRD of a funny 3-part piece. No other way to post it due to file size limitations. It's a really fun poem, and I hope you'll take the time...

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Categories: boat, funny, humor,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member This Spaceship Is Sinking
The Titanic played its music

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Categories: boat, earth, hope,
Form: Rhyme
Your Sanity
Stuck in place…
Free in space…
you’re insane 
I’m as sweet as sugar cane…
Whatever happened to your unique personality?
Whatever happened to your sanity? 
Has it transformed to insanity?
I like the way you make me feel
Oh, you don’t...

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Categories: boat, anger, angst, appreciation, beauty, change, emotions, encouraging,
Form: Rhyme
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: boat, fantasy,
Form: Terza Rima
Poems About Poets I
Poems about Poets I

The Wonder Boys
by Michael R. Burch

for Leslie Mellichamp

The stars were always there, too-bright cliches:
scintillant truths the jaded world outgrew
as baffled poets winged keyed kites—amazed,
in dream of shocks that suddenly came true ...


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Categories: boat, inspiration, muse, poems, poetry, poets, romantic, writing,
Form: Verse
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, any topic

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© Ian Love  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: boat, ireland, nonsense,
Form: Verse
Premium Member On Fam'Ly Traditions - Final Third
On Fam'ly Traditions - 3rd third -

With 2 dinky bedrooms...and only 3 beds...the one time I'd been here I'd slept on a cot!  And tossin' a coin for the one with 2 beds...the-odd-man the...

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Categories: boat, family, together,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member What Kind of People Are We
What Kind of People Are We

In a Shakespearean sense of tragedy and doubt the well-used
“To Be or Not To Be” from Hamlet is not the question I shall
discuss in this narrative. Rather, I shall consider...

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Categories: boat, conflict, fear, humanity, immigration, international, poverty, war,
Form: Narrative
In sandy Egypt lived three men
In ancient days when pharaohs reigned
The kingdom of the pyramids,
Osiris and that Isis’ den,
Whom everyone worships and heeds,
Or at least doing so they feigned,
And those gods too blessed them and...

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Categories: boat, sin,
Form: Rhyme
So Do I
Piles of poetry yet to come falling in the fingers of the readers
Scroll through my lines as much as your heart and mind eagers
Remorse and anguish is what I feed on when I sin senselessly

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Categories: boat, deep,
Form: Free verse
Film Noir
Film Noir

By the lampost at night
with the pale moon shining bright
but obscured by the fog
I saw her in the harbor
standing where my boat lay moored
but she knew that
her azure eyes beckoned me to come
smoke from...

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Categories: boat, remember,
Form: Dramatic Verse