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Falling Into Place: Solace Solitude
Let me take a little sip
Of your blessed, breathtaking brilliance that will numb...
This pain I have in this heart of stone
The voices in my head won't leave me alone
I thought I was on my own,...

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Categories: poetry, deep, desire,
Form: Lyric



Village in the Valley
Village in the Valley left behind, and then it's a fine find
Mountain in the making...in the dark alleys of my mind

You're a flashlight
In the night
You are a friend 
Till the end
Bite the bullet
You're the village...

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Categories: poetry, deep,
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: poetry, allusion,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Two Lovers V - Convenience Store
She looked at him concerned
"Oh my God, we forgot the buns!"
A barbeque happening
Guests arriving
Coals flaming
Food prepared
But nothing to put burgers on
For their housewarming

Hasty instructions and some cash
From his Lover and her roomies
Then he starts to...

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© Nad Simon  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: poetry, first love, happy, relationship, romance, romantic love,
Form: Free verse
The only northern northern star
As winter hazes of January spraying
While I was meditating on how
To write this riveting poem which
Seemed to be for someone who
I never cast in my sight.
Despite her name is not an odd in me
But I...

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Categories: poetry, africa,
Form: Ode



Epigrams
Epigrams by Michael R. Burch

If brevity is the soul of wit
then brevity and levity 
are the whole of it.
—Michael R. Burch

To write an epigram, cram.
If you lack wit, scram!
—Michael R. Burch

Conformists of a feather
flock together.
—Michael...

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Categories: bible, metaphor, philosophy, poetry, wisdom, words, writing,
Form: Epigram
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: assonance, extended metaphor, language, metaphor, music, poetry,
Form: Verse
Premium Member kiss
* Single moments of passion can last forever ... (re-posted for a friend) *

                     ...

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Categories: poetry, appreciation, kiss, metaphor, passion, sensual, soulmate, true
Form: Free verse
The first Valentine poem, circa 1415
The First Valentine Poem

Charles d’Orleans (1394-1465) has been credited with writing the first Valentine poem for his wife in 1415. Charles wrote the first Valentine poem in the first year of his captivity while being...

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Categories: poetry, heart, love, passion, romance, romantic, romantic love,
Form: Rhyme
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: poetry, body, clothes, death, eulogy, introspection, love, obituary,
Form: Epigram
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: 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: poetry, education, extended metaphor, farewell, first love, graduation,
Form: Free verse
Limericks VII - Naughty, Bawdy, Risque, Absurd
Limericks VII - Naughty, Bawdy, Risque, Absurd

There continue to be modern sequels of the famous "Nantucket" limericks, including this bawdy one of mine:

There was a lewd whore from Nantucket
who intended to pee in a bucket;
but...

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Categories: poetry, humor, humorous, light, nonsense, satire, sexy, smile,
Form: Limerick
Poems about Poems II
Poems about Poems (II)

Kin
by Michael R. Burch

for Richard Moore

1.
Shrill gulls,
how like my thoughts
you, struggling, rise
to distant bliss?
the weightless blue of skies
that are not blue
in any atmosphere,
but closest here...

2.
You seek an air
so clear,
so rarified
the effort leaves...

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Categories: muse, poems, poetry, poets, work, write, writing,
Form: Rhyme
State of the Art III
State of the Art (III)

These are my "ars poetica" poems: the ones about the art and craft of writing poetry in a modern world that doesn't always recognize the artists or their work. 



Come Down
by...

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Categories: art, muse, poems, poetry, poets, write, writing,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Starting With Beginnings
Left:
Let's start at the beginning
of your ecotherapeutic day.

I'm talking today with Fr. Time,
Earth's only fully self-ordained ecotherapist,
and recently published author of
"Journals of MotherEarth."

We have no corporate sponsorships to report,
although we are for sale
especially if you're...

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Categories: poetry, gender, health, humanity, humor, integrity, perspective,
Form: Prose Poetry
Snapshots
Snapshots
by Michael R. Burch

Here I scrawl extravagant rainbows.
And there you go, skipping your way to school.
And here we are, drifting apart
like untethered balloons.

Here I am, creating "art,"
chanting in shadows,
pale as the crinoline moon,
ignoring your face.

There...

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Categories: poetry, divorce,
Form: Free verse
Instruction
Instruction
by Michael R. Burch

Toss this poem aside
to the filigreed and the wild tide
of sunset.

Strike my name,
and still it is all the same.
The onset

of night is in the despairing skies;
each hut shuts its bright bewildered eyes.
The...

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Categories: poetry, extended metaphor, fantasy, happiness, hope, hyperbole, i
Form: Pastoral
Various Heresies 3
Various Heresies 3

Breakings
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!
Now...

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Categories: poetry, america, bible, christian, god, jesus, religion, usa,
Form: Verse
Poems about Poems VI
Poems about Poems VI

The Board
by Michael R. Burch

Accessible rhyme is never good.
The penalty is understood?
soft titters from dark board rooms where
the businessmen paste on their hair
and, Walter Mitties, woo the Muse
with reprimands of Dr. Seuss.

The...

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Categories: extended metaphor, heaven, muse, passion, poems, poetry,
Form: Rhyme
Epigrams V
Epigrams

Autumn Conundrum
by Michael R. Burch

It’s not that every leaf must finally fall,
it’s just that we can never catch them all.

Piercing the Shell
by Michael R. Burch

If we strip away all the accouterments of war,
perhaps we'll discover...

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Categories: poetry, giggle, humor, humorous, irony, literature, word play,
Form: Epigram
Poems about Poems I
Poems about Poems (I)



What the Poet Sees
by Michael R. Burch

What the poet sees,
he sees as a swimmer
~~~underwater~~~
watching the shoreline blur
sees through his breath’s weightless bubbles...
Both worlds grow obscure.



Muse/Goddess
by Michael R. Burch

“What will you conceive in...

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Categories: creation, god, muse, poems, poetry, poets, words,
Form: Rhyme
Rejection Slips 2
Rejection Slips 2

The Shape of Mourning
by Michael R. Burch
 
The shape of mourning
is an oiled creel
shining with unuse,
 
the bolt of cold steel
on a locker
shielding memory,

the monthly penance
of flowers,
the annual wake,
 
the face in the...

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Categories: poetry, beauty, death, desire, life, longing, love, nature,
Form: Free verse
Limericks III - Grab Bag
Limericks III - Grab Bag

Being a peace activist, I once wrote a limerick in an attempt to stop needless wars:

Of Tetley’s and V-2's
(or "Why Not to Bomb the Brits")
by Michael R. Burch

The English are very...

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Categories: poetry, humor, humorous, light, nonsense, silly, war, writing,
Form: Limerick
Erin
Erin, for a girl who embodies Ireland
by Michael R. Burch

All that’s left of Ireland is her hair—
bright carrot—and her milkmaid-pallid skin,
her brilliant air of cavalier despair,
her train of children—some conceived in sin,
the others to avoid...

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Categories: poetry, ireland,
Form: Sonnet