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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...

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Categories: journey, anti bullying, conflict, courage, desire, discrimination, education,
Form: Free verse



A Love's Dialogue
Unique: I need someone to hold me and tell
me it's alright.
I need someone to hold my hands and feel
my pain.
I need someone to kiss away my pain.
I need someone to look into my eyes and...

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Categories: journey, allusion,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Sunday Evening Spree
I see people moving, but going nowhere
I see people moving with their hands thrown in the air
I see people moving but they have nothing to share
Bags and pans, old kettle, and old man
The scavenger, the...

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Categories: journey, betrayal, community, cute love, education, encouraging, faith,
Form: Narrative
Honey Bee Flying Around In Winter
I have been reluctant to pen this verse 
Because I don't understand what it was all about
I have been reluctant to pen this verse
Because I don't want anyone to  get hurt
Morning comes and evening...

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Categories: journey, angel, blessing, business, community, freedom, mythology, people,
Form: Narrative
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: journey, assonance, extended metaphor, language, metaphor, music, poetry,
Form: Verse



Premium Member Open Oceans





"Open Oceans"



Kneeling on pearls
wisdom preys

praying
preying

hungry hearts
count the days 

wasting away
in all that preying 

for prayers 
to be answered

children become
strangers

reading 
strange words

finding 
themselves puzzled

genuflecting to a deity
they do not know, nor wish to

fumbling
mouths closed,

swallowed hole
in the...

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Categories: journey, love, mother daughter,
Form: Epic
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: journey, 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: journey, education, extended metaphor, farewell, first love, graduation,
Form: Free verse
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...

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Categories: journey, fantasy, imagery, joy, life, love, magic, symbolism,
Form: Free verse
Poems about Fathers and Grandfathers I
Poems about Fathers and Grandfathers I

I translated the first six Native American poems for my father when he chose to enter hospice and end his life by not taking dialysis …


Cherokee Travelers' Blessing I
loose translation/interpretation...

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Categories: journey, father, father daughter, father son, fathers day,
Form: Rhyme
The Storm Is In The Calm
The angles are in the storm
Just before  the break of dawn
Sending a message to everyone
Telling them to remain calm
The angels are singing out loud
They want to break the treacherous cloud
 and relinquish that awful...

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Categories: journey, abuse, america, angel, anger, betrayal, community, england,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member The Fallen



“The Fallen”



Remote,
he sees himself 
in the reflection of cold close 
yet distant shop windows, 
his final journey along the 
Hard Time Road
walking alone, 
unforgiven, no home
for the rest of his natural life 
a million knives...

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Categories: journey, family, freedom, friendship, god, i am, jesus,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member - Au Revoir - Goodbye -

- 2016 -

- JANUARY -

A freezing cold evening

Where the stars shining bright

With frost blade flanks

From mouth and nose steam

In the clear silence

White untrodden snows

Nature's frozen pulse

Sleep like a little baby

One gracious moon

After the night the...

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Categories: journey, remember,
Form: Free verse
Medieval Poems IV
Medieval Poems IV



IN LIBRARIOS
by Thomas Campion
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

Booksellers laud authors for novel editions
as pimps praise their whores for exotic positions.



Brut (circa 1100 AD, written by Layamon, an excerpt)
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R....

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Categories: journey, angel, mother, romance, romantic, rose, roses are
Form: Rhyme
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: journey, america, earth, native american, nature, prayer,
Form: Free verse
The Inner Chamber
THE INNER CHAMBER

Please.  Stop holding back on me.

Like a child standing at the neighborhood ice cream truck, arm outstretched, eyes huge, mouth watering.

I stand here longing to slip underneath your decades of cold-rolled steel...

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Categories: journey, betrayal, courage, devotion, love, love hurts, relationship,
Form: Prose
Let Me Give Her Diamonds
Let Me Give Her Diamonds
by Michael R. Burch

Let me give her diamonds
for my heart's
sharp edges.

Let me give her roses
for my soul's
thorn.

Let me give her solace
for my words
of treason.

Let the flowering of love
outlast a winter
season.

Let me...

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Categories: journey, valentines day,
Form: Verse
My Love My All
World's Longest Love Poem (second edition)


Title: My love my all

Edited by Izunna Okafor


Editor's Note:

Out of their ardency, eighteen poets and poetry lovers identified with the need to give the 2020 Valentine celebration a poetic taste...

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Categories: journey, love,
Form: Free verse
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: journey, death, imagery, life, nature, symbolism, visionary, world,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Lifeboat The Sinking
As to the this and the that and the how and the why,
    I pass no judgement on the tale at hand.
And leave it to scribes to much later decide
  ...

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Categories: journey, adventure, allegory, humorous,
Form: Rhyme
Chaucer translation: Rejection
Rejection
a roundel by Geoffrey Chaucer
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

Your beauty from your heart has so erased
Pity, that it's useless to complain;
For Pride now holds your mercy by a chain.

I'm guiltless, yet my sentence has...

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Categories: journey, beauty, french, heart, innocence, nature, pride, women,
Form: Roundel
Premium Member PsychoTripic Theory of Everything
Consciousness co-arises nondually internal-external.

Today I want to talk about possibilities
for permacultural dynamics,
which are natural systemic
relationships,
correlations,
between Left-brain deductive consciousness,
Right-brain inductive ecoconsciousness,
and a double boundary between these bicameral landscapes,
which we call unconsciousness.

The feasibility,
much less value,
of recognizing this...

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Categories: journey, community, political, psychological, science, spiritual, , western,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Gilgamesh
GILGAMESH . . .  

Story has it you used your power to run amuck
Putting fear into the people, and brides in Unuk

So the people of Unuk pray to the sky God Anu
To sort out...

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Categories: journey, adventure, best friend, brother, character, deep, emotions,
Form: Epic
Fadwa Tuqan translations
Fadwa Tuqan has been called the Grand Dame of Palestinian letters and The Poet of Palestine. These are my translations of Fadwa Tuqan poems originally written in Arabic.



Enough for Me
by Fadwa Tuqan 
loose translation/interpretation by...

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Categories: journey, allah, culture, earth, love, nature, voice, writing,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Watering Terror
I'm so confused,
raised to believe cooperative love overpowers competing fears
about scarcity of time, 
and other resources,
and anger about past over- and under-valuing of myself
as a regenerative resource,
CoPresence Source,
raised to believe the Golden Rule
is most effectively...

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Categories: journey, anger, destiny, fear, hate, love, power, violence,
Form: Epic