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Various Heresies 3
Various Heresies 3

by Michael R. Burch

I did it out of pity.
I did it out of love.
I did it not to break the heart of a tender, wounded dove.

But gods without compassion
ordained: Frail things must break!

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Categories: guileless, america, bible, christian, god, jesus, religion, usa,
Form: Verse

Native American Translations
Native American Translations

Cherokee Travelers' Blessing I
loose translation by Michael R. Burch

I will extract the thorns from your feet.
For yet a little while, we will walk life's sunlit paths together.
I will love you like my own...

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Categories: guileless, america, earth, native american, nature, prayer,
Form: Free 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: guileless, earth, light, love, poems, poetry, poets, words,
Form: Sonnet
Salat Days
Salat Days
by Michael R. Burch 

(dedicated to my grandfather, Paul Ray Burch Sr.)

I remember how my grandfather used to pick poke salat ...
though first, usually, he’d stretch back in the front porch swing,
dangling his long...

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Categories: guileless, age, america, appreciation, depression, endurance, poverty,
Form: Free verse
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: guileless, poems, poetry, poets, romantic, words, write, writing,
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: guileless, autumn, faith, grief, life, myth, october, september,
Form: Verse
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: guileless, adventure, fantasy, friendship love, planet, space, stars,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Dorm Love
Ours was daily mysterious,
sometimes near mystical, 
a sensual yet platonic
dorm-mate love affair,
within the only male grad student corridor
at SFSU.

He was the presumably straight Vietnam veteran
southern white good ol' boy,
athletically studying Japanese,
with a gentle passion for...

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Categories: guileless, culture, gender, history, love, military, peace, political,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member No Longer Feeling Tense
My given name is Hortense, and I am an English Professor,
I love my job and my life, and to do my best I endeavor.

I am popular with my students, as I also am with friends;

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Categories: guileless, childhood, fantasy, imagery, nature, teacher, time,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Spirits In The Wood

Standing all alone in the woods;
eyes shut, I feel the lilting light.
Sun dodges needles through the crown,
beams land on my skin softly so.
Brisk breezes quicken and rustle.
Bristlecone pines ever sway slowly,
while pockets of air blush...

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© Greg Gaul  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: guileless, death, earth, fantasy, sin, sound, spiritual, tree,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member For Within Thine Eyes, I See Love's Eternal Gaze, - a collaboration with Susan Ashley
For Within Thine Eyes, I See Love's Eternal Gaze, 
- a collaboration with Susan Ashley
How shall I, let your kind and most tender heart go
with its immense depths, sweet kisses, resplendent glow.
I could do...

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Categories: guileless, beautiful, creation, heart, inspirational, passion, romance, sensual,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Spring-tide - Memories On the Breeze

Oh ...

Spring-tide ...
Always things that juxtapose,
Life never flows as smoothly as a gentle rill 'round a stone.
Brief notes of harmony, torn asunder by a cacophony of chaos,
Turmoil the norm ... reality the chill that bites...

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Categories: guileless, appreciation, life, lost love, memory, metaphor, nature,
Form: Free verse
Warrior Poets

We warrior poets
calligraphy ride boldly into the foggy fray
Our ancient, iron-will pens
are always getting battle-tested
time and time again     by cloudy blot resistance
We always rolled scroll win ... 
writing off into the...

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Categories: guileless, dedication, poets, tribute, truth, wisdom,
Form: Epic
Premium Member For Within Thine Eyes, I See Love's Eternal Gaze - a collaboration with Robert Lindley
How shall I, let your kind and most tender heart go
with its immense depths, sweet kisses, resplendent glow.
I could do no such, no more than I walk away
sweetheart, I love you too much, this truth...

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Categories: guileless, heartbreak, hope, i love you, leaving, longing,
Form: Rhyme
Dismantling Dysphoria -New blood synthesis
Dismantling Dysphoria -New blood synthesis

All colours evaporated, vitality ceased
Deep agony! Topsy-turvy my life turned 
An inferno of grief engulfed my heart
Surged to the top, pain of bereavement
No panacea, no potions to douse...
Alone she left me...

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Categories: guileless, angel, art, bereavement, life, lonely, wife,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Unquotable quotes: Outsiders and Odd Men - XXVIII
Unquotable quotes: Outsiders and Odd Men – XXVIII

                 for Colin Wilson (1931-1913) 

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: guileless, anti bullying, black african american, courage, forgiveness,
Form: Epigram
Premium Member Different Perspectives
She needs to feel in love to drive aside the night,
I love to feel in love, ONE source of joy and light,
When love is not at home, she’s sad to be alone,
When love is not...

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Categories: guileless, love, perspective,
Form: Rhyme
The Traveler
Wherein upon a darken road

the path by which the traveler trode

there amongst the guileless snow

Alighten by moonlight’s o’er throw

Lost among the recurring trees

On last breath, and on his knees

He took into him the cold grey...

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Categories: guileless, death, philosophy, death, death, love, sun,
Form: Classicism
Hochstzal 25 Worte
Höchstzal 25 Worte! 

I hear, I listen, I read, I observe, I sense; there are words flying around everywhere and from everyone including me, at an awesome pace.

There are things in life that don’t add...

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Categories: guileless, endurance,
Form: Free verse
The song of my love is heard
It travels over Seas and mountains 
Bearing cadences that make the fishes dance
It frolics over hills and oceans 
With rhythms that adorn the eyes of the sun 

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Categories: guileless, africa, beautiful, devotion, feelings, inspirational,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member Where it began
The Atomic Café stays with me, over
even the most perfect of days.
I think about the arrogance of power
and how most people live in a daze.

I think on the geniality of the average citizen, 
how willing,...

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Categories: guileless, anger, angst, , cute,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Whisper of Death
My life spirals ever downward...
The grave taunts me with its laugh.
Death's bony fingers are affixed my throat
As the jester of my unmerited epitaph.

My angst at my ever-flounder appears
Well-earned and justly placed
Where the rabid minions of...

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Categories: guileless, angst, confusion, death,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Shape of Death
 I saw no way- The heavens were stitched
I felt the columns close
The earth reversed her hemispheres
I touched the Universe
378: Emily Dickenson

The Shape of Death

Because I could see through all the eyes of men, 

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Categories: guileless, death, mother, mystery, universe,
Form: Verse

guileless in my green days i climbed to the tip of my toes
to hear a tree and the wind
clap a rat-a-tat code outside my casement window

i was a follower then of minuscule choirs
small voices not...

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Categories: guileless, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Hometown


Our children, our families, our cities,
A shining reflection of our respect.
We are doing our best, while some
giant companies with great cheek,
Do their utmost to ruin the world.
With brazen and inhumane recklessness.

In turn, we the people,...

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Categories: guileless, america, environment,
Form: Rhyme