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Currents
Currents
by Michael R. Burch

How can I write and not be true
to the rhythm that wells within?
How can the ocean not be blue,
not buck with the clapboard slap of tide,
the clockwork shock of wave on rock,
the...

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Categories: fluttering, assonance, extended metaphor, language, metaphor, music, poetry,
Form: Verse



State of the Art IV
State of the Art (IV)

These are my "ars poetica" poems about the art and craft of writing poetry. 



Hearthside
by Michael R. Burch

“When you are old and grey and full of sleep...”  — W. ...

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Categories: fluttering, art, muse, poems, poetry, poets, write, writing,
Form: Rhyme
Vacuum
Vacuum
by Michael R. Burch

Over hushed quadrants
forever landlocked in snow,
time’s senseless winds blow...

leaving odd relics of lives half-revealed,
if still mostly concealed...
such are the things we are unable to know

that once intrigued us so.

Come then, let us...

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Categories: fluttering, education, extended metaphor, farewell, first love, graduation,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Strange Case of FT





"The Strange Case of F.T."



They say the dead don’t talk
the stories I have calculated
to deliver a saving grace 
confessional shared amongst 
my equal peers, or so I deem 
you somewhat sometimes seem,
less than me, you...

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Categories: fluttering, dark, horror, poets,
Form: Narrative
Ancient Haiku
These are translations of some of the oldest Japanese waka, which evolved into tanka, renga and haiku. 

While you decline to cry,
high on the mountainside
a single stalk of plumegrass wilts.
—O no Yasumaro (circa 711), translation...

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Categories: fluttering, culture, imagery, inspiration, international, metaphor, nature, poetry,
Form: Haiku



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: fluttering, body, desire, love, lust, night, time, wind,
Form: Free verse
Enheduanna translations
Enheduanna is the first writer we know by name. She created the first poetry anthology and hymnal, circa 2250 BC, in ancient Sumer. She was the daughter of King Saragon the Great. 

Lament to the...

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Categories: fluttering, god, moon, poems, poetess, poetry, religion, spiritual,
Form: Free verse
If I Falter
If I Falter
by Michael R. Burch

for Beth

If I regret
fire in the sunset
exploding on the horizon,
then let me regret loving you.

If I forget
even for a moment
that you are the only one,
then let me forget that the...

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Categories: fluttering, desire, engagement, fire, for her, friendship love,
Form: Verse
The Exaltation of Inanna
The Exaltation of Inanna: Opening Lines and Excerpts 
by Enheduanna, daughter of Sargon I of Akkad and high priestess of Inanna
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

Lady of all divine powers!
Lady of the resplendent light!
Righteous Lady...

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Categories: fluttering, faith, god, light, religion, religious, sin, spiritual,
Form: Free verse
Dandling Up And Down Upon The Lap Of The Wind Part Number Three Rescued
Yes, love is no more or less reliable the more you check on this. Just like the frigid days of winter make their way for the pleasures that lay in awe of Spring I'm finding....

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© James Long  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: fluttering, 11th grade, 12th grade, 1st grade, 4th
Form: Bio
The Children of Gaza Lyrics: I
"The Children of Gaza" Lyrics: I

These lyrics were written by Michael R. Burch and were adapted in places to the music by Michael R. Burch with input from composer Eduard de Boer.

World premiere, April 22,2017,...

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Categories: fluttering, child, child abuse, childhood, mother, mother son,
Form: Lyric
Lament to the Spirit of War
Lament to the Spirit of War
by Enheduanna (circa 2285-2250 BCE)
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

You hack down everything you see, War God!

Rising on fearsome wings
you rush to destroy the land:
raging like thunderstorms,
howling like hurricanes,
screaming like...

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Categories: fluttering, allegory, analogy, conflict, death, soldier, storm, war,
Form: Free verse
Such Tenderness, for the Mothers of Gaza
Such Tenderness
by Michael R. Burch

for the mothers of Gaza

There was, in your touch, such tenderness—as
only the dove on her mildest day has,
when she shelters downed fledglings beneath a warm wing
and coos to them softly, unable...

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Categories: fluttering, angel, arabic, baby, caregiving,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Christmas in the Cathedral of the Forest Deep




"Christmas in the Cathedral of the Forest Deep"




The silent heart is found 
embedded in the 
Cathedral of 
The Forest Deep

The lost jewel
shines in the dark
see the reflection of emerald eyes
endless hazel woods scried

On Christmas Eve
when...

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Categories: fluttering, christmas, love, mother daughter,
Form: Epic
All That Was Sparta

Our lusty voice was in the tramp of narrow, winding,
     Scree-littered, deep-rutted roads;     
 Ravens, uttering guttural croaks, slow-wheeling above      
 ...

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Categories: fluttering, myth,
Form: Rhyme
Storm
The day was fine and sunlit,
Decorated by several clouds 
drifting aimlessly in the radiant ocean-blue sky.
Chorused by gentle puffs of the morning breeze,
Sending leaves on the streets twirling like
ballerinas in a dazzling and mesmerising dance.
and...

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© Jamie Pan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: fluttering, courage, fear, metaphor, natural disasters, school, ,
Form: Imagism
Leave - Me - Alone
Frankly bewildered…
I find life so absurd
Your serenity shines on
God, I want to be like your son

Why was I pushed in the margins?
Is it because of my abominable sins?
I threw them all away long ago…
Into garbage...

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Categories: fluttering, angst, confidence, courage,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Calming of Her Storm





"The Calming of Her Storm"



My mother gave me solace
I fell into her deep hollows
to kiss the wisdom of her 
breath chanting quietly 
I still hear her 
nightingale birdsong caressing 
the soft fluttering 
of her tireless...

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Categories: fluttering, love, mirror, muse,
Form: Free verse
Storm concrete
The day was fine and sunlit, Decorated by several clouds drifting 
     aimlessly in the radiant ocean-blue sky. Chorused by gentle 
         ...

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© Jamie Pan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: fluttering, school, storm,
Form: Concrete
Phantom Mechanisms
Mechanism 1
Part #1

The things outside of my window dry out my eyes. The egg that I saturated has mold on it. The moon decays when I speak. The stars are all just God’s germs. Lately...

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Categories: fluttering, mystery, me, night, people, me, moon, night,
Form: Free verse
Mahmoud Darwish English Translations
Mahmoud Darwish English Translations of Arabic Poems



Palestine
by Mahmoud Darwish
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

This land gives us
all that makes life worthwhile:
April's blushing advances,
the aroma of bread warming at dawn,
a woman haranguing men,
the poetry of Aeschylus,
love's...

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Categories: fluttering, allah, arabic, judgement, race, racism, rights, visionary,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Lux Vitae Love Stories of The Fey: In the Clouds
 
Lux Vitae Love Stories of The Fey:

“In the Clouds”



“What are you looking at Mum?”
“They come in the clouds you know”, she said to her daughter
“Every night, the same time, the numbers seem to grow,...

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Categories: fluttering, adventure, fairy, fantasy, journey, mystery, mythology, science
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Notes from a Unitarian Child
Once upon a time,
an eight year old
Black and Green and Brown and Red and Blue Lives Matter
ultra-nonviolent kid
wrote an ultra-violet note to him/herself
about stuff s/he needed to full-rainbow recall
if and when s/he ever became
a worn...

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Categories: fluttering, age, childhood, culture, earth, health, religion, wisdom,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Unquotable quotes: Paris the last week of the August reprieve - XXXV Part One
Unquotable quotes: Paris, the last week of the August reprieve – XXXV
 Part One                     ...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: fluttering, august, autumn, farewell, september, society,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Waves of Emotions - Swim in Serenity's Safe and Sound Significance
I'm smart when I'm in my shell of solitude
Waiting till you're gone
So I can wear this attitude of gratitude
Bug off, bad attitude
I don't mean to act so rude
I feel ashamed and nude
The day is finally...

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Categories: fluttering, angst,
Form: Free verse