Get Your Premium Membership

Long Heat Poems

Long Heat Poems. Below are the most popular long Heat by PoetrySoup Members. You can search for long Heat poems by poem length and keyword.


The Power of My Pen
I have been trying to find the right words to pen this verse, but since I came to this country my words are suppressed and my voice is oppressed. The wind is blowing furiously, and...

Read More
Categories: heat, anti bullying, break up, community, corruption, discrimination,
Form: Narrative



Justice is Crying in The Street
Oh my soul what hails you?
Oh my soul what awaits you?
Oh my soul why are you in despair?
Oh my soul I have not deserted you
Oh my soul I have something to share
Oh my soul I...

Read More
Categories: heat, anti bullying, conflict, courage, desire, discrimination, education,
Form: Free verse
flint
Flint 
Within its brilliance gleaming
Cool black in lacquered polished silver chrome
Cranked up pistons bleached in summer’s heat
Hot steam rising as gears thundering
Beyond the crystal liquid city lights
Highways built across the land
In hearts felt pride American...

Read More
Categories: heat,
Form: Abecedarian
Poems of Recanted Bachelorhood
Poems of Recanted Bachelorhood

bachelorhoodwinked
by Michael R. Burch

u
are
charming
& disarming,
but mostly ALARMING
since my resolve
dissolved!

*

Disconcerted
by Michael R. Burch

Beth, my sweet,
fresh as a daisy,
when I’m with you
my heart beats like crazy
& my future gets hazy ...

*

What Goes Around, Comes
by...

Read More
Categories: heat, desire, engagement, first love, girl, love, marriage,
Form: Verse
Poems about Flowers
Lady’s Favor
by Michael R. Burch

May
spring
fling
her riotous petals
devil-
may-care
into the air,
ignoring the lethal
nettles
and may
May
cry gleeful-
ly Hooray!
as the abundance
settles,
till a sudden June
swoon
leave us out of tune,
torn,
when the last rose is left
inconsolably bereft,
rudely shorn
of every device but her thorn.


The...

Read More
Categories: heat, flower, june, rose, roses are red, spring,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member An Bee Cailleach
“Éagmais croí a dhíscaoileadh ar gach eagla.
Faoi dhíon taobh istigh de na blianta seo.
Fanacht i bhfianaise, a dhíscaoileadh ar gach eagla.
Ós rud é go ndearnadh tú a chaitheamh.
Briseadh an tost seo”



"An Bee Cailleach"


She lives to...

Read More
Categories: heat, fantasy, imagery, joy, life, love, magic, symbolism,
Form: Free verse
Roses and Lilacs
Winter
by Michael R. Burch

The rose of love's bright promise
lies torn by her own thorn;
her scent was sweet
but at her feet
the pallid aphids mourn.

The lilac of devotion
has felt the winter hoar
and shed her dress;
companionless,
she shivers—nude, forlorn.

Published...

Read More
Categories: heat, desire, longing, love, nature, romance, rose, roses
Form: Verse
Where Does the Butterfly Go
Where Does the Butterfly Go?
by Michael R. Burch

for the children of the Holocaust and the Nakba

Where does the butterfly go
when lightning rails,
when thunder howls,
when hailstones scream,
when winter scowls,
when nights compound dark frosts with snow ...
Where...

Read More
Categories: heat, holocaust,
Form: Verse
Sonnets XXXIII-XLI
Sonnets XXXIII-XLI

The Folly of Wisdom
by Michael R. Burch

She is wise in the way that children are wise,
looking at me with such knowing, grave eyes
I must bend down to her to understand.
But she only smiles, and...

Read More
Categories: heat, child, childhood, children, death, life, time, world,
Form: Sonnet
World War II Poems and Holocaust Poems V - Ber Horvitz, Yitzkhak Viner
World War II Poems and Holocaust Poems V - Ber Horvitz, Yitzkhak Viner, Franta Bass

Der Himmel
"The Heavens"
by Ber Horvitz
loose translation by Michael R. Burch

These skies
are leaden, heavy, gray...
I long for a pair
of deep blue eyes....

Read More
Categories: heat, evil, holocaust, race, racism, war, world, world
Form: Free verse
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...

Read More
Categories: heat, creation, depression, divorce, farewell, goodbye, sorrow, sorry,
Form: Sonnet
Sonnets XLII-LI
Sonnets XLII-LI

Distances
by Michael R. Burch

Moonbeams on water?
the reflected light
of a halcyon star
now drowning in night...
So your memories are.

Footprints on beaches
now flooding with water;
the small, broken ribcage
of some primitive slaughter...
So near, yet so far.



A Surfeit of...

Read More
Categories: heat, bereavement, death, death of a friend, funeral,
Form: Sonnet
Pablo Neruda translations
I love you only because I love you
by Pablo Neruda
loose translation by Michael R. Burch

I love you only because I love you;
I am torn between loving and not loving you,
Between apathy and desire.
My heart vacillates...

Read More
Categories: heat, love, romance, romantic, romantic love, spanish, women,
Form: Sonnet
Juvenilia: Early Poems IX
Juvenilia: Early Poems IX

These are early poems of mine, written in my teens as a high school student and during my first two years of college.

Shock
by Michael R. Burch

It was early in the morning of...

Read More
Categories: heat, boy, child, childhood, high school, student, teen,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member This Is Feminist Us
It's peaceful here in my backyard.
The crows sound happy
with warm October sunlight.

I just read about a deadly gathering in Las Vegas.
Absence of sun-drenched peace.
Inconvenient this time of lost loss.
Death is always inconvenient,
even when invited.

A veteran,
about...

Read More
Categories: heat, anger, fear, humor, integrity, mental illness, military,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Father Time's Interview
Hi.
We don't have a lot of time,
or, well, I guess you do,
but I don't,
so let's plunge right into the first big question:
Which came first, form or function?

False dichotomy. No such thing as a totally dysfunctional...

Read More
Categories: heat, allegory, earth, environment, nature, philosophy, universe,
Form: Free verse
Sonnet LXXXI-LXXXIX
Sonnet LXXXI-LXXXIX

Day, and Night
by Michael R. Burch

The moon exposes pockmarked scars of craters;
her visage, veiled by willows, palely looms.
And we who rise each day to grind a living,
dream each scented night of such perfumes
as drew...

Read More
Categories: heat, dream, earth, flower, moon, music, night, stars,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member YangyYolks with YinYin-Whites
Start and end each day,
and life,
with a taoist egg.

I doubt my eggs are religious.

No, but they are natural,
organic incubators, 
co-arising nondual yolk form
with white-transparent regenerative function,
teleology,
and cosmology, maybe,
if you're a chicken,
or a turkey, 
or a...

Read More
Categories: heat, analogy, culture, earth, food, health, math, science,
Form: Narrative
Sonnets XVII-XXIV
Sonnets XVII-XXIV

Discrimination
by Michael R. Burch

The meter I had sought to find, perplexed,
was ripped from books of "verse" that read like prose.
I found it in sheet music, in long rows
of hologramic CDs, in sad wrecks
of long-forgotten...

Read More
Categories: heat, books, poems, poetry, poets, voice, write, writing,
Form: Sonnet
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...

Read More
Categories: heat, age, animal, autumn, father, moon, mother, nature,
Form: Haiku
Arthurian Poems
At Tintagel
by Michael R. Burch

That night, 
at Tintagel, 
there was darkness such as man had never seen...
darkness and treachery, 
and the unholy thundering of the sea...

In his arms, 
who is to say how much she...

Read More
Categories: heat, england, romance, romantic, true love, violence, visionary,
Form: Verse
Premium Member AT THE FOOTBRIDGE - LIMERICK COLLABORATION
At the footbridge Sue was meeting her beau
(He was married to a woman called Flo)
Sue soon found out his deception
She dismembered his erection
For his love life it was a massive blow

To the hospital fled poor...

Read More
Categories: heat, betrayal, body, humorous,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member The Poo Poo Bird
They pursued it with vigor, they pursued it with crass
They hunted with valor and hope
They proceeded with a dose of good Knightly sass
They chased it with tackle and rope

Now King Arthur declared in a boisterous...

Read More
Categories: heat, adventure, funny, humor,
Form: Rhyme
Heat Lightening
Heat Lightening
by Michael R. Burch

Each night beneath the elms, we never knew
which lights beyond dark hills might stall, advance,
then lurch into strange headbeams tilted up
like searchlights seeking contact in the distance . . .

Quiescent unions...

Read More
Categories: heat, car, crush, desire, love, lust, sexy, teen
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member The Bone Idol
[First posted in 3 parts. Intended novel: time never allowed]

Prologue
This,  Sir, is the prologue from before our tale begins
About the day our father did succumb to mortal sins
And left behind a man who would...

Read More
Categories: heat, fantasy,
Form: Rhyme