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Premium Member Athenian Epitaphs
Athenian Epitaphs

Mariner, do not ask whose tomb this may be,
but go with good fortune: I wish you a kinder sea.
—Michael R. Burch, after Plato

Does my soul abide in heaven, or hell?
Only the sea gulls
in their...

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Categories: elegy, death, eulogy, funeral, grave, loss, memorial day,
Form: Epigram



Premium Member Jean LAPRESLE: The Solitary Oak on Mount Kremlin Bicetre
 A French ‘Indianist’ Doctor: A Tribute to a Die-hard Humanist
                         ...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: celebrity, endurance, french, loss, solitude, tribute,
Form: Elegy
Premium Member Translation of Marcel Moreau's A L'Amour by T Wignesan
Translation of the Elegy: On Marceline Desbordes-Valmore - À L'amour - Poem by Marcel Moreau Translated by T. Wignesan

Reprends de ce bouquet les trompeuses couleurs,      (Take back the dubious colours...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: elegy, absence, hate, heartbreak, irony, love, passion,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Translation of Eric Mottram's Courbet: Elegy 8 by T Wignesan
Translation of Eric Mottram’s Courbet: Elegy 8 by T. Wignesan

Blanches oeuvres ouvertes
résident dans les jours
la surface du banc de travail est noire
les géraniums-lierres
les fougères et les adragans
accumulent leurs oeuvres et jours:
La toile noire de Courbet
un...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: elegy, america, art, creation, philosophy, poetry, writing,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Back Door Side Door Front Door : Which door might a Confucian take
       Back Door Side Door Front Door : Which door might a Confucian take
 
..................for René ETIEMBLE (Jan. 26, 1909 – Jan. 7, 2002)*

In homage - dedicated to the...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: books, eulogy, french, poems, son, tribute,
Form: Elegy



Premium Member KNOW THYSELF
Know Thyself
(one of the two Delphic commands of Apollo)



For years before the narrow windows of my senses
                  ...

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Categories: god, me, world, voice, creation, fear, me,
Form: Elegy
Premium Member Deor's Lament
Deor's Lament

(Old English/Anglo-Saxon poem circa the 10th century AD)
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

Weland endured the agony of exile:
an indomitable smith wracked by grief.
He suffered countless sorrows;
indeed, such sorrows were his bosom companions
in that frozen...

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Categories: elegy, destiny, england, fate, old, poems, poetry, poets,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Translation of Eric Mottram's Twentythird Legal by T Wignesan
Translation of Eric Mottram’s Twentythird Legal by T. Wignesan

Le vingt-troisième légal

pendant la guerre le peuple devient obéissent de nouveau
plein du respect (et) de la confiance les enfants naïfs dans la foi
la gouvernance nécessaire  ...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: elegy, america, anti bullying, anxiety, military, war,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Dad, continued
...cont

Breath...
You once said to me,"I'm a man of extremes," and I understood immediately what you meant.  When you drank, you drank hard.  When you worked you expected perfection, in yourself not others, because...

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Categories: dad,
Form: Elegy
Premium Member Now And Then And Now Again
1
Though still within our infancy, 
we strive to thrive, but woefully 
we flash and flaunt our 'primacy',
display our trophies pridefully.
 
Our terra firma ecstasy
destroys survival's harmony,
lays waste to life on land and sea.
Mankind, thy name...

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Categories: elegy, corruption, culture, environment, money, pollution, racism, religion,
Form: Monorhyme
Premium Member Bruce Walker, elegy
My teacher died.
   
   His lungs failed him.

He taught me that the lungs
harbor grief.

   His lungs are gone.
My grief has only just arrived.


   He used his lungs...

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Categories: death of a friend, love, teacher,
Form: Elegy
Premium Member Celebarating The Adventure Of Advent: A collaboration with Kai Michael Neumann
Universal elegy grieves and yet embraces shifts of paradigm
New beginnings consciousness initiates comprehends and thus proceeds from
Illusion’s delusion collusions misconceptions in the irritating
Vortex whirlpool immanent void of false containment

Enlightenment modern postmodern retro visionary futuristic aspirations
Resound...

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Categories: elegy, adventure, community, universe,
Form: Sestina
Premium Member Translation of Eric Mottram's A Faithful Private - 7 -excerpts from Notes on Poetics by T Wignesan
Translation of Eric Mottram’s A Faithful Private 7 with excerpts from “Notes on Poetics” by T. Wignesan

(Note: With this post, I bring to a close EM’s pamphlet collection: Faithful Private, GENERA editions by Colin Simms,...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: elegy, england, poetry, political, power,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member On hearing that Ronnie
     for Ronald Hindmarsh-Midwood 
                          ...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: friend, friendship, light, pain,
Form: Elegy
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: celebrity, people, words, work, , literature,
Form: Elegy
Premium Member Do the Dead see with their own eyes
Do the Dead see with their own eyes

    for Thadchayani, my poetry-loving doctor sister :  28/08/1929 – 26/10/2014 
            ...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: bereavement, brother, death, sister,
Form: Elegy
Harriet Harris nee Kuritsky gave up the ghost May 4th 2004
Harriet Harris, née Kuritsky gave up the ghost ~ May 4th, 2004

Often these days
the following genuine sentiment
Matthew Scott Harris
doth wish to share one son,
cuz fifteen years after mother succumbed
courtesy of terminal illness

I still reckon how...

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Categories: 12th grade, absence, loss, may, mother, son,
Form: Elegy
Glimpse
It was like a whisper- 
My wife delivered the sad news- 
"Your grandfather was dead."- 
And so he was- 
Her eyes was awfully sad- 
Touched me gently on my back- 
He was old- 
The time...

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Categories: april, cry, emotions, eulogy, farewell, goodbye, sorrow,
Form: Elegy
March 8th International Women's Day The World Over
March 8th - International Women's Day The World Over

Down to the wire, before this
calendrical occasion doth expire,
though arbitrary twenty four hour
time set aside for guide
ding hand of the supposed/purported
fairer gender, yet human race, yet hide
bound...

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Categories: appreciation, beauty, daughter, hero, husband, inspirational, tribute,
Form: Elegy
Approbation Deeded Gratuitously Just Because
Approbation Deeded Gratuitously Just Because...

(this endeavor more self directed to progeny,
whose psyche wounded, strafed, and nicked.)

Incumbent upon me own
     purring impetus, a sincere
desire arose NOT to ask
    ...

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Categories: 11th grade, farewell, father, father daughter, giving,
Form: Elegy
Premium Member Gerard Sekoto, In Memorium: 1913 - 1993 Parts One and Two
 [Poem read at Sekoto’s inhumation ceremony at the Neuilly-sur-Marne-93 Cemetery, near Paris. Channel 4 in London recorded the reading as they did the funeral rites in the presence of his close relatives come from...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: anger, friendship, may, words,
Form: Elegy
Doom of Ancient Bloom
Oh, this impish ill!
this mystic flock of ever-roaming pain;
You now possess fully
my body and my life.
I am at your full attention and mercy;
Do you not rejoice?
Are you not overwhelmingly triumphant?
This very body that shamed kings...

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Categories: conflict, death, funeral,
Form: Elegy
Elegy for Innocence
A warm, glowing September night.
Nondescript small town bar with
people enjoying fine company and revelry.
College football game just finished.
We won!
Some friends find a table and 
a deck of cards. Pinochle.
Smiling, joy, and laughter. Lively conversation.
Good will...

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Categories: elegy, friend, loss, sorrow,
Form: Free verse
And Libya Saw Our Weaknesses
and my CNN opened on a breaking news on a dark street in Libya, about Nigerians chained to be sold as slaves.
the television slide and roved over,
their tears shattered and their blood spoke of pains...

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Categories: elegy, abuse, africa, anger, art,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member Dad
Breath...
I sit looking at this page, thinking about you.
My first memories of so very long ago.
I was four and you and some friends sat in the living room 
of our house on the corner. ...

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Categories: dad,
Form: Elegy