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Long Minstrel Poems

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

I am my Father's Son
They were gambling in front of the house.
Manservants and pages bustled about
Serving Suitors who just curse and carouse.
Few mix wine with water. I heard one shout,
"Clean down the tables with wet sponges! Rouse
Yourselves! And when...

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Categories: minstrel, adventure, anger, anxiety, bullying, father, history, introspection,
Form: Dramatic monologue

Contend With Me
Contend with me while you can 
Contend with me and I will deliver the master plan
Contend with me and I will make you smile
We have been through worse than this
And we have always rise up...

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Categories: minstrel, anti bullying, betrayal, birth, celebration, destiny, earth,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Roses and Lilacs
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;
she shivers?nude, forlorn.


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Categories: minstrel, desire, longing, love, nature, romance, rose, roses
Form: Verse
Premium Member Thomas Chatterton translation: Under the Willow Tree
Song from Aella: Under the Willow Tree, or, Minstrel's Song
by Thomas Chatterton, age 17 or younger
modernization/translation by Michael R. Burch


O! sing unto my roundelay,
O! drop the briny tear with me,
Dance no more...

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Categories: minstrel, dance, death, love, romance, romantic, song, tree,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member In The Valley Of Avalon
In The Valley Of Avalon

This day the master of my Fate
Is none of those who lead shuddering
Through mazes of wizardry,-
Nor Trachmyr the Hunstman,
Nor Tannwein the daughter of Gweir,
Nor Penpingyon the porter of the palace,
Nor the...

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Categories: minstrel, art, creation, fantasy, imagery, imagination, mystery, surreal,
Form: Classicism

The Wandering Minstrel
In history one can read of an earlier time,
When poetry and lyrics written in rhyme,
Were commonplace.  A travelling band
Of troubadours would wander the land,
Writing and singing, to bestow delights
On ladies, peasants, and errant knights.


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Categories: minstrel, music,
Form: Ballad
Oh look it is the otter dance
Otter trance dance meets mice, worms and soups

A single iron is fed up with flattening material. In fact it has spoke of breaking. It considers such actions as pointless and therefore fruitless. And creases are...

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Categories: minstrel, assonance, baby,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member When I Was Young: 1970s
I saw one journey end and another begin
I saw my world changed and in a spin

I saw another end - the end of the band
I saw John and Yoko hand in hand

I saw commandos in...

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Categories: minstrel, history, life, drug,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member When I Was A Boy: 1960s
I saw one flag raised and another fall
I saw the great lie of justice and equity for all

I saw a crisis that stopped the world
I saw a wall to keep out the cold

I saw a...

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Categories: minstrel, boy, drug, history, life,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Dragon Hood
Yes, I read my Dragon, the story of good old… ‘Robin Hood’.
You know, the first super hero, who was really… super good.
Now, with Dragon, things don’t always end up, exactly… as they should!
His eyes lit...

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Categories: minstrel, adventure, fantasy, fun, funny, happiness, imagination,
Form: Light Verse
The Last Call
I knew she was leaving when she walked through the door, I knew she was going when she kept asking for the final score, I knew she was going from the
moment she starts singing, her...

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Categories: minstrel, absence, abuse, anti bullying, betrayal, break up,
Form: Narrative
Ode to a Street Beethoven
On a Los Angeles street - play it brother, ladle it on black delirium
         A wind blows – from trumpets, oboes, and saxophones

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Categories: minstrel, dedication
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Being At Choice - An Echo Poem
I Woke Up

I woke up this morning to nothing, 
Emptiness crowded my lonely room, 
The sound of silence was deafening, 
I was blinded by the rays of gloom, 
(Just a dress rehearsal for the tomb)...

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Categories: minstrel, joy,
Form: Rhyme
A Faerie Box Quest
Nattie and Thomas had left home
In search of the magic Portal,
And there find: Vilenist, a song,
Faerie dust--to save the mortals.

"There it is, Nattie! I can see it!"
Screamed Thomas with so much delight,
Not seeing the stream,...

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Categories: minstrel, adventure, allegory, family, fantasy, children, song, music,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Unicorn's Gala
Invitations to the Gala
issued by a grave impala
were highly sought out missives 
by the bold and the submissive 
Those omitted uttered curses
shook angry fists or heavy purses
Had they but known that
the price of  admission

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Categories: minstrel, fantasy, imagination, red,
Form: Imagism
Earth crosses her heart at midnight
Shaking loose dust upon battered edge
Scorn mocks the piercing night as daylight 
Moves swiftly with open jaws waiting for a fight.

I can recall the days when she was in full...

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Categories: minstrel, community, computer, cousin, dark, daughter, emotions,
Form: Dramatic monologue
The Devil is Booed Out of Heaven
New Moon new, new tune
It’s a lovely afternoon
New broom sweeping the town
And spiritual cleansing is scattered all around
The wind is blowing lightly 
And the race is running politely
The crowd is out once more
And people are...

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Categories: minstrel, appreciation, community, conflict, death, eulogy, funeral, goodbye,
Form: Free verse
Nature's Remedy
Naked trees whose dilapidated bodies have outgrown the test of time
shoot unseemly  into the unaccommodating sky flustering as they walk by
Nude trees laden with deceptive shadows waiting for the morrow
Echoing  a somber tune...

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Categories: minstrel, age, change, community, death, earth, environment, international,
Form: Dramatic monologue
This is king David's hallelujah
words for Leonard Cohen's beautiful melody hallelujah

Have you ever heard the song
That rang above the battle’s throng
Or has no minstrel ever played it to you
The notes are pure, the words are...

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Categories: minstrel, religion, god, prayer, god,
Form: Lyric
Cowboy Logic

He was a cowboy problem child
rescued by a mendicant sage brush sorcerer
resulting in his remembering everything
flawlessly insolently permanantly
birth death life things in space have a beer
owner of his own head at last
thanks to whiskey tainted...

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Categories: minstrel, how i feel,
Form: Free verse
Cerulean Odyssey One, 17-20

the narrow path took a sudden turn
I pushed the main sail west
where tiny tugs push giant timbers
portside down shivering rivers
to the end of broken islands
and ravens who fall asleep
no more stealing noon day’s sun
havoc on...

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Categories: minstrel, allegory, inspirational, life, philosophy, voice, voice,
Form: Epic
Home Is Not a Place but a Thought
Soon I will be traveling      
To the valley of the stars 
And the shoreline of the Milky Way
Where near connects to far.

My senses fading rapidly
As darkness closes in
Like a fog...

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Categories: minstrel, philosophy, religious, wisdom, universe,
Form: Free verse
The Funeral Procession
This is the closest that I have ever been to  a funeral for more than forty years, a young boy just eighteen was shot dead for stealing
I sat quietly on the school veranda and...

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Categories: minstrel, age, character, community, death, funeral, judgement, violence,
Form: Narrative
See them coming down the street
Dancing with a passion that is very deep
Hands waving in the air 
People cheering far and near
Voices shouting out of control
And the music is playing very loud
Chatter and laughter, cussing...

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Categories: minstrel, anxiety, environment, farewell, judgement, leadership, leaving, political,
Form: Narrative
And the wisdom of a pin cushion equals
Castrated duck ran amok at a goose show yesterday. Then sat in a car. Blacked out to the par. An even score is a self wondering sacrifice. But no self sacrificing prawn could ever really...

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Categories: minstrel, autumn, baby, bangla, beach,
Form: I do not know?