Get Your Premium Membership

Long Pond Poems

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


The Back Burner
I heard you calling my name in an echoing whisper 
I saw a bird take wing in the whirling wind of disaster 
I put my weary head on your broad shoulders
The moment we touched, I...

Read More
Categories: pond, deep, depression,
Form: Lyric



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...

Read More
Categories: pond, 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,...

Read More
Categories: pond, autumn, death, life, seasons, spring, summer, winter,
Form: Haiku
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...

Read More
Categories: pond, internet, poems, poetry, poets, social, write, writing,
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...

Read More
Categories: pond, culture, imagery, inspiration, international, metaphor, nature, poetry,
Form: Haiku



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...

Read More
Categories: pond, animal, beauty, imagery, nature, philosophy, world,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Water's Weakness
There is nothing weaker than water
But none is superior to it in overcoming the hard,
For which there is no substitute.
(Laotse, "Nothing Weaker Than Water", Lin Yutang, trans.)

That weakness of mind and body overcomes strength
And uniting...

Read More
Categories: pond, power, psychological, water, wisdom, , western,
Form: Free verse
Miklos Radnoti translations of Holocaust poems
Postcard 1
by Miklós Radnóti
written August 30, 1944
translated by Michael R. Burch
 
Out of Bulgaria, the great wild roar of the artillery thunders,
resounds on the mountain ridges, rebounds, then ebbs into silence
while here men, beasts, wagons...

Read More
Categories: pond, death, grave, holocaust, horror, humanity, memorial, world
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Yvonne's Swan Song
Yvonne was very, very, very happy.
She loved her mother.
She loved her brother Phillip.
And she loved swans.
Oh, did she ever love swans!

She loved the way they looked
With their smooth, fluffy feathers,
And colorful beaks of orange, yellow...

Read More
© Mark Toney  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: pond, anti bullying, bullying, children, courage, mother daughter,
Form: Narrative
Prose Poems
Prose Poems

Something
by Michael R. Burch

Something inescapable is lost?lost like a pale vapor curling up into shafts of moonlight, vanishing in a gust of wind toward an expanse of stars immeasurable and void. Something uncapturable is...

Read More
Categories: pond, animal, child, childhood, children, magic, rose, science,
Form: Prose
Premium Member Of Winks and Wings - Part 2
     "Oh, indeed she was, young man ... I mean Greg. It IS Greg, if I recall correctly?"
     "Yes. Or you can call me True Friend if...

Read More
Categories: pond, autumn, life, lost love, nature, soulmate,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Divine Comedy translation Hell Canto XIV
Because the charity of my native place
Obliged me, the broken branches I the picked up
Them giving back him, who was to debase.

Then we finally reached where had to leap
From the second turn to third, and...

Read More
Categories: pond, fantasy, , cute,
Form: Terza Rima
Premium Member Of Winks and Wings - Part 1
     I have a little story to tell you ... it's absolutely true, of course, at least as far as I'm concerned, but you can take it as you wish -...

Read More
Categories: pond, autumn, life, lost love, nature, soulmate,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Tiny Town Events - 1st HALF -- text with illustration
NOTE: THIS IS ONLY THE 1st half of this piece-- its 2nd half is posted separately due to Poetry Soup's poem-lengths-limitation. Be sure to check out the balance of this poem = "Tiny Town Events"...

Read More
Categories: pond, love,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Tiny Town Events - 2nd HALF -- text with illustration
THIS IS THE SECOND 1/2 of my "Tiny Town Events" piece, posted separately, (one half at a time), due to Poetry Soup's poem maximum-length requirement.
To enjoy the entire story, you'll need to first go to...

Read More
Categories: pond, love,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Dante's Divine Comedy Hell translation Canto VII
(Continuing the trip through Hell of Dante with poet Virgilio)

Pah-peh Sah-tan, Pah-peh Sah-tan al-ept!”,
Started Pluto with his hoarse voice toss
And that gentle wise, who any knowledge kept,

Told to encourage me: “don’t have a loss 
By...

Read More
Categories: pond, fantasy, universe,
Form: Terza Rima
Premium Member Of Winks and Wings - Part 3
 "You see this here spot on the bench, where it's all worn away?" Clarence asked.
     "Yeah, I've noticed that a few times, and wondered why they didn't paint it again."...

Read More
Categories: pond, autumn, life, lost love, nature, soulmate,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Artifacts of Destiny
Each ego identity,
whether of busy bee
or slacker sloth,
recreates its uniquely sacred eco-Other,
mutually capable of Win-Win intentional experience
and memory
toward appreciating capital investments
in further living, not deadening, artifacts
through each personal life 
both cooperative and competing
so far.

So
every shrinking...

Read More
Categories: pond, destiny, humanity, identity, integrity, psychological, , western,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Doppler Radar Killed Our Classic Car - 1st HALF as text plus FULL Audio
Here's the scoop, friends...
   This is, as indicated, the 1st HALF of this fairly lengthy poem. The 2nd half had to be posted separately due to Poetry Soup's file-size limitations. No other way...

Read More
Categories: pond, car,
Form: Narrative
Long in the tooth male doth recount reflect reimagine
Long in the tooth male doth recount, reflect, reimagine...
his woebegone damn dental daze today May 5th, 2021 

No particular rhyme nor reason
garden variety indentured flunky (me)
revisits his salmagundi salad days, 
when oral blight smote 
left...

Read More
Categories: pond, 2nd grade, absence, age, body, cinco de
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member My Alphabet
A a 	big A little a
                   What words start with the letter A
    ...

Read More
© Eve Roper  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: pond, children, kindergarten, preschool,
Form: Abecedarian
Premium Member WITHIN THE BRIGHTEST NIGHT
WITHIN THE BRIGHTEST NIGHT (Part 01)

”Life?”

"Are you thinking what I think?" she said, nonchalantly. 
”Is this not the place for it, Young Light?”
"My young light." said I.
"Let's go in, then, Young Light." She had other...

Read More
Categories: pond, poetry,
Form: Free verse
My most popular poems on the internet III
My most popular poems on the Internet (III)

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...

Read More
Categories: pond, holocaust, poems, poetry, poets, world war ii,
Form: Rhyme
Legacy of hiphop
And that is why... this platform is here for answers they can't deny...
It's a truth within a complexity that is standing high...
Let us follow the roots and explore the depths of its grand design...
Cause every...

Read More
Categories: pond, deep,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member A Poly-amorous Man
(One poet's vision of what being indwelled by Christ's heart might look like)        

What makes me feel loved isn't easy to say, 
And not because the heart of...

Read More
Categories: pond, love, integrity,
Form: Rhyme