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Haiku 1
The Original Sin: Rhyming Haiku!
 
Haiku
should never rhyme:
it’s a crime!
-Michael R. Burch
 
The herons stand,
sentry-like, at attention ...
rigid observers of some unknown command.
-Michael R. Burch
 
Late
fall;
all
the golden leaves turn black underfoot:
soot
-Michael R. Burch
 
Dry leaf...

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Categories: family, heart, love, mother son, nature, seasons,
Form: Haiku



Poems about the Coronavirus I
Poems about the Coronavirus I


yet another iffy coronavirus haiku #1
by michael r. burch

plagued by the Plague
i plague the goldfish
with my verse



yet another iffy coronavirus haiku #2
by michael r. burch

sunflowers
hang their heads
embarrassed by their coronas

I wrote...

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Categories: absence, anxiety, bereavement, caregiving, death, depression, fear,
Form: Haiku
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: haiku, assonance, extended metaphor, language, metaphor, music, poetry,
Form: Verse
Zen Death Haiku
Zen Death Haiku

Brittle cicada shell,
little did I know
you were my life!
—Shuho, translation by Michael R. Burch

Returning
as it came,
this naked worm.
—Shidoken, translation by Michael R. Burch

As dew glistens
on a lotus leaf,
so too I soon must vanish.
—Shinsui,...

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Categories: age, autumn, bereavement, death, death of a
Form: Haiku
Short Stuff: Epigrams
Epigrams by Michael R. Burch



Negligibles
by Michael R. Burch
 
Show me your most intimate items of apparel:
begin with the hem of your quicksilver slip ...



Negotiables
by Michael R. Burch

Love should be more than the sum of its...

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Categories: haiku, body, clothes, death, eulogy, introspection, love, obituary,
Form: Epigram



Poems about Flight, Flying and Birds II
Poems about Flight, Flying, and Birds



Flying
by Michael R. Burch

I shall rise
and try the bloody wings of thought
ten thousand times
before I fly...

and then I'll sleep
and waste ten thousand nights
before I dream;

but when at last...
I soar the...

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Categories: haiku, animal, bird, flying, nature,
Form: Free verse
Matsuo Basho Haiku translations
The first soft snow: 
leaves of the awed jonquil 
bow low
—Matsuo Basho translation by Michael R. Burch

Come, investigate loneliness! 
a solitary leaf
clings to the Kiri tree
—Matsuo Basho translation by Michael R. Burch

The cheerful-chirping cricket
contends gray...

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Categories: animal, butterfly, death, earth, life, nature, seasons,
Form: Haiku
Matsuo Basho Haiku translations II
Dusk-gliding swallow, 
please spare my small friends
flitting among the flowers! 
—Matsuo Basho translation by Michael R. Burch

A bee emerging
from deep within the peony's hairy recesses
flies off, sated
—Matsuo Basho translation by Michael R. Burch

That dying cricket,...

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Categories: autumn, death, life, seasons, spring, summer, winter,
Form: Haiku
Juvenilia: Early Poems VI
Juvenilia: Early Poems VI



An Illusion
by Michael R. Burch

The sky was as hushed as the breath of a bee
and the world was bathed in shades of palest gold
when I awoke.

She came to me with the sound...

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Categories: haiku, poetry, poets, teen, teenage, write, writing, youth,
Form: Rhyme
My most popular poems on the internet II
My most popular poems on the Internet (II)

A number of my poems and translations have gone viral, according to Google, and some have been copied onto hundreds to thousands of web pages. That’s a lot...

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Categories: haiku, internet, poems, poetry, poets, social, write, writing,
Form: Rhyme
Poems about Butterflies and Bees
Poems about Butterflies and Bees



Flight
by Michael R. Burch

It is the nature of loveliness to vanish
as butterfly wings, batting against nothingness
seek transcendence...



Album
by Michael R. Burch

I caress them—trapped in brittle cellophane—
and I see how young they were,...

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Categories: haiku, animal, butterfly, flying, insect, sky, wind,
Form: Rhyme
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: culture, imagery, inspiration, international, metaphor, nature, poetry,
Form: Haiku
Poems about the Coronavirus II
Poems about the Coronavirus II


This World's Joy
(anonymous Middle English lyric, circa early 14th century AD)
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...

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Categories: haiku, fear, loneliness, loss, natural disasters, scary, social,
Form: Rhyme
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: haiku, child, childhood, children, daughter, girl, mother, mother
Form: Tanka
Haiku translations of the Oriental Masters
Grasses wilt:
the braking locomotive
grinds to a halt
—Yamaguchi Seishi, translation by Michael R. Burch

Oh, fallen camellias,
if I were you,
I'd leap into the torrent!
—Takaha Shugyo, translation by Michael R. Burch

The first soft snow:
leaves of the awed jonquil
bow...

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Categories: animal, beauty, imagery, nature, philosophy, world,
Form: Haiku
Ono no Komachi translation: Autumn
Watching wan moonlight
illuminate tree limbs,
my heart also brims,
overflowing with autumn.
—Ono no Komachi, loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

As I slept in isolation
my desired beloved appeared to me; 
therefore, dreams have become my reality
and consolation. 
—Ono...

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Categories: haiku, age, autumn, death, depression, desire, heartbreak, women,
Form: Tanka
Zen Death Haiku II
Today, catching sight of the mallards
crying over Lake Iware:
Must I too vanish into the clouds?
—Prince Otsu translation by Michael R. Burch  

This world—
to what may we compare it?
To autumn fields
lying darkening at dusk
illuminated by...

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Categories: death, imagery, life, nature, symbolism, visionary, world,
Form: Haiku
Yosa Buson translations
Yosa Buson haiku translations

On the temple’s great bronze gong
a butterfly
snoozes.
?Yosa Buson, loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

Hard to describe:
this light sensation of being pinched
by a butterfly!
?Yosa Buson, loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

Not to worry...

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Categories: age, animal, autumn, father, moon, mother, nature,
Form: Haiku
THIS WORLD OF DEW
THIS WORLD OF DEW

This world? 
Moonlit dew
flicked from a crane's bill.
—Eihei Dogen Kigen, loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

Seventy-one?
How long
can a dewdrop last? 
—Eihei Dogen Kigen, loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

Dewdrops beading grass-blades
die before...

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Categories: age, art, autumn, bereavement, death, life, time,
Form: Haiku
Sonnets XC-XCVII
Sonnets XC-XCVII

Artificial Smile
by Michael R. Burch

I’m waiting for my artificial teeth
to stretch belief, to hollow out the cob
of zealous righteousness, to grasp life’s stub
between clenched molars, and yank out the grief.

Mine must be art-official?zenlike Art?
a...

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Categories: haiku, art, grave, grief, life, night, pain, smile,
Form: Sonnet
Sandy Hook Poems 1
Sandy Hook Call to Love
by Michael R. Burch
 
Our hearts are broken today
for our children's small bodies lie broken;
let us gather them up, as we may,
that the truth of our Love may be spoken;
then, when...

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Categories: haiku, children, school, student, usa, violence, war, youth,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Almighty God - The Lune Style

~ Almighty   God  ~
( The Lune )




Almighty  God   the   Lord
Created     All
He  made  you  and  me

~0~

Gods  Blessings  Countless
Measureless
His...

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Categories: haiku, christian, faith, hope, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member PREFACE
Greetings to those who would willingly seek admission to theater of the absurd. Zoltan Goliath and Otis Trench are masters of the avant-garde genre silent musicals for the imaginary stage, an art form sui generis....

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Categories: haiku, allegory, literature,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member Almighty God - The Lune Style

~ Almighty   God  ~
( The Lune )




Almighty  God   the   Lord
Created     All
He  made  you  and  me

~0~

Gods  Blessings  Countless
Measureless
His...

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Categories: haiku, christian, faith, hope, love,
Form: Free verse
More iffy coronavirus haiku
yet another iffy coronavirus haiku #1
by michael r. burch

plagued by the Plague
i plague the goldfish
with my verse



yet another iffy coronavirus haiku #2
by michael r. burch

sunflowers
hang their heads
embarrassed by their coronas

I wrote this poem after having...

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Categories: america, death, eulogy, health, humanity, natural disasters,
Form: Haiku