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Sappho Translations
Sappho fragment #155
translation by Michael R. Burch 

A short revealing frock?
It's just my luck
your lips were made to mock!

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Sappho fragment #156
translation by Michael R. Burch 

She keeps her scents
in a dressing-case.
And her sense?
In some undiscoverable...

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Categories: couplet, girl, girlfriend, love, lust, sensual, woman, women,
Form: Epigram



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: couplet, bible, metaphor, philosophy, poetry, wisdom, words, writing,
Form: Epigram
Juvenilia: Early Poems X
Juvenilia: Early Poems X

These are early poems written in my teens and twenties.

Regret
by Michael R. Burch

Regret,
a bitter
ache to bear...

once starlight
languished
in your hair...

a shining there
as brief
as rare.

Regret,
a pain
I chose to bear...

unleash
the torrent
of your hair...

and show me
once...

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Categories: couplet, age, child, children, dream, teen, time, war,
Form: Rhyme
The Tender Weight of Her Sighs
The Tender Weight of Her Sighs
by Michael R. Burch

The tender weight of her sighs
lies heavily upon my heart;
apart from her, full of doubt,
without her presence to revolve around,
found wanting direction or course,
cursed with the thought...

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Categories: couplet, creation, depression, divorce, farewell, goodbye, sorrow, sorry,
Form: Sonnet
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: confusion, depression, dream, farewell, leaving, loneliness, longing,
Form: Couplet



Premium Member My Heavenly Father - the Couplet Style
~ My  Heavenly  Father  ~
( Unrhymed  Couplet )



~O~


My sweet Heavenly Father, help me to serve You better in all this day 
And with Your Holy Spirit guide me each day, as...

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Categories: couplet, christian, faith, hope, love,
Form: Free verse
Winter Awakens My Care
Winter Awakens My Care
anonymous Middle English poem, circa 1300
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

Winter awakens all my care
as leafless trees grow bare.
For now my sighs are fraught
whenever it enters my thought:
regarding this world's joy,
how everything...

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Categories: angst, england, joy, sorrow, tree, weather, winter,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member A Kept Woman
Dream-worker 
delves deeply into my dream;

vibrations fondle anticipation
foreplay wakes wide-eyed 
swells of liquid libido quake the rendezvous edge -
a primordial being in his prime
a masculine ego quest for affaire d’amour;
her night-loving body 
c h a...

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Categories: couplet, allegory, betrayal, fate, imagery, love, lust, sensual,
Form: Free verse
Harriet Harris, Nee Kuritsky Gave Up the Ghost
Harriet Harris, née Kuritsky gave up the ghost...

~ May fourth, 2005
wedded bliss nearly fifty years
half a century almost
me not most favorite grown offspring,
she (when alive) did boast,
about youngest sister and her family,
unlike me – severely...

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Categories: couplet, absence, abuse, anger, appreciation, bereavement, cry, dance,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Praying To Our Lord God - the Couplet Style
~Praying  To Our Lord God   ~
 ( Rhyming Couplet )



~O~


Pray for good, pray in the end for everyone in this World and for each thing good or bad and all. 
Pray from...

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Categories: couplet, christian, faith, hope, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Bharathidasan's Pulikku Nay Enta Mulai, Translated By T Wignesan
Bharathidasan’s “Pulikku nay enta muulai” (To the Tiger, the Dog knows no safe dwelling!) translated by T. Wignesan 

Bharathidasan (1891-1964) was a self-proclaimed disciple of the eminent Brahmin poet: Cuppiramania Bharathiyar (cf. two poems of...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: couplet, anti bullying, patriotic, political, racism, , literature,
Form: Sonnet
My Corporate Life and How It All Ended
I met with some bankers in fine textured suits.
I struck a deal quick. (I had such a knack.)
I offered rare cacti and tropical fruits – 
a cure-all for things that ail your back.

I served 'em...

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© John Mudge  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: business, humor, humorous, money, political, satire,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Kidnapped By Aliens
They had kept me imprisoned there for three full days,
In that sparse, solitary room, of scarce sunshine rays.

Having good food to eat, had never been a problem; 
They brought hot meals, but the problem was...

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Categories: adventure, earth, fantasy, imagery, space, stars,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member A Parallel Earth
It was the weekend, and I was sleeping late that day,
Alone with the morning, while savoring marvels of May.

As I drowsed luxuriantly, at the outskirts of dreams,
I heard a strange sound, while soaking in gay...

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Categories: adventure, earth, fantasy, love, nature, peace, world,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member On the Need To Avoid Being Envious: Canto Xvii, K161, K162 of the Thiruk-Kural
On the need to avoid being envious: Canto XVII, K161, K162 of the THIRUK-KURAL, Translation with Commentary

[ ENVY, of course, knows no racial nor ethnic boundaries, but I wouldn't be wrong, I dare say, ...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: evil, hate, jealousy, racism, tamil,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member In My Beautiful Balloon
With summer nearly gone, we all wanted to do something special,
And decided it should be daring, rather than the usual and dull.

So, we listed the things we desired to do, but hadn't yet tried,
And we...

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Categories: adventure, beauty, fantasy, lost, miracle, nature, prayer,
Form: Couplet
The Bailout Ballad - the Layman's Lament
One day not long past our economy faltered
And wouldn’t improve if our course were unaltered.

'Cause we buy stuff at Wal-Mart (where things are dirt cheap)
'Cause they buy from China (treats workers like sheep

(So farmers left...

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© John Mudge  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: business, humor, humorous, money, political, satire,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Mom's Old Photos - 2nd Half Text Plus Full Audio
Here's the deal, folks...
   This is, as indicated, the 2nd HALF of this fairly lengthy poem. Due to Poetry Soup's file-size limitations, this piece had to be posted in 2 parts. 
 ...

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Categories: couplet, memory, mom,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member A World Without Pity
After wishing me a good morning, he said that it was all set,
It was time to raze the house, even though I wasn't in debt!

But they wanted to build a big highway, exactly in this...

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Categories: adventure, fantasy, home, lost, time, world,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member My Brother--Nelson Mandela, Umtata, South Africa--Tribute Poem
Nelson Mandela, crossed my spirited mind today, a visionary legend of peace, love, equality, and unity of all people.

As a prevailer of great affliction, he was like a Greek God fighting for the—"Common man!”

I had...

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Categories: brother, confidence, dedication, discrimination, inspiration, motivation, strength,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member In the Islands Far, Far Away
Mission Control, this is Flight Z924693744, do you read?
We're having some technical trouble. How should we proceed?

We have spotted a planet, that appears to be suitable to abort;
But, to return to earth, we will need...

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Categories: adventure, fantasy, friendship love, planet, space, stars,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member The Maid of Orleans
Reflecting in her garden sits a winsome little maid;
She holds a purple flower like the circlet that she made
And wrapped about her braids to grace her forehead like a crown;
Her thick and shining braids that...

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Categories: christian, conflict, courage, england, history,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member The Mask of Tourmaline
Twice the night had fallen upon a sleepless slumber,
Yet again awoken by winter when the third was three in number.

I sense that a silence doth sneak ‘tween cracks of weathered wood,
Conniving with that which shadows...

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Categories: anxiety, horror, imagination, mystery, myth, night, psychological,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member The Mask of Alabaster
Once the night had fallen upon a sleepless slumber,
Whence the winter woke me when the third was three in number.

I sense that a wince doth lurk and wear which wicked gaze,
Of conniving shadows cast between...

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Categories: anxiety, confusion, deep, dream, education, fantasy, fear,
Form: Couplet
A King Lamenting
A king entered in a robe,
Clothed in a raiment of
Multitudous colors:
Vast and enormous is he,
Occupying matters of matters,
Spaces of Spaces.
His presence accomodates no vacuum.
Before him was raident throne,
Swathed in light and graced
With fire of sulphur...

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Categories: couplet, spiritual,
Form: Epic