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Premium Member Charles d'Orleans translations
Spring
by Charles d'Orleans (c.1394-1465)
loose translation by Michael R. Burch

Young lovers,
greeting the spring
fling themselves downhill,
making cobblestones ring
with their wild leaps and arcs,
like ecstatic sparks
struck from coal.

What is their brazen goal?

They grab at whatever passes,
so we can...

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Categories: bereavement, depression, desire, heartbreak, heaven, romance,
Form: Roundel



Premium Member Geoffrey Chaucer translations
Three Roundels by Geoffrey Chaucer

I. Merciles Beaute ("Merciless Beauty")
by Geoffrey Chaucer
translation by Michael R. Burch

Your eyes slay me suddenly;
their beauty I cannot sustain,
they wound me so, through my heart keen.

Unless your words heal me hastily,
my...

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Categories: romance,
Form: Roundel
Premium Member Chaucer translation: Merciless Beauty
Merciles Beaute ("Merciless Beauty")
by Geoffrey Chaucer
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

Your eyes slay me suddenly;
their beauty I cannot sustain,
they wound me so, through my heart keen.

Unless your words heal me hastily,
my heart's wound will remain...

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Categories: beauty, heart, relationship, romance, romantic, romantic love,
Form: Roundel
Helena - A Midsummer Night's Dream
Oh spite, oh hell – to the Hell in my own name too!
The hell in love, the hell in romance, the hell of all men!
He being in my name as well of course… as if...

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Categories: roundel, anger,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Chaucer translation: Escape
Escape
roundel by Geoffrey Chaucer
translation by Michael R. Burch

Since I’m escaped from Love and yet still fat,
I never plan to be in his prison lean;
Since I am free, I count it not a bean.

He may question...

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Categories: books, freedom, french, irony, romance, romantic love,
Form: Roundel



Premium Member 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: beauty, french, heart, innocence, nature, pride, women,
Form: Roundel
Premium Member Frost Like Filigree
Frost Like Filigree


Frost filigree, superb can be
     as nature weaves crystal delights.
          With varied lacey forms, we see
sculpture sparked by lights.

'Neath sun...

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Categories: imagery, winter,
Form: Roundel
Premium Member The Soldier's Death
I can smell the coppery scent of blood
and the stench of death, excrement and piss,
a soldier lies dead, his face in the mud.
I mourn the soldier's death.

War is a putrid expanding abyss
where peaceful hopes are...

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Categories: angst, bereavement, conflict, death, imagery, soldier, war,
Form: Roundel
Premium Member A Childhood Memory

Each afternoon my mom and I would walk
          Two miles along the old lake road to meet
         ...

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Categories: appreciation, childhood, memory, mother son,
Form: Roundel
Premium Member Oft in My Thought: Charles D'Orleans translation
Oft in My Thought
by Charles D'Orleans
translation by Michael R. Burch

So often in my busy mind I sought,
Around the advent of the fledgling year,
For something pretty that I really ought
To give my lady dear;
But that sweet...

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Categories: blessing, christian, faith, god, heartbreak, heaven, lost
Form: Roundel
Premium Member One Last Tear For Love
It had been snowing all night-  it was bad,
you were going to work but I said stay;
you called me silly and I was so mad.
One last tear for love.

You left with a slam of...

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© Dear Heart  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: lost love,
Form: Roundel
Premium Member What Happened
Little children don't understand 
What has happened you see.
All of a sudden they're an outcast it seems in their own
Family.
They're no longer held, cuddled, talked baby to so
They're confused as to how things changed over...

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Categories: adventure, betrayal, confusion, family, feelings, growing up,
Form: Roundel
Premium Member A Springtime Bloom
   A springtime bloom with golden hue
  Swaying 'neath clouds with fluffy plume 
 Symbols of hope and all things new
  A springtime bloom

 They dare to rise in winter's gloom
...

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© Joseph May  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: daffodils, spring,
Form: Roundel
The Roundel
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Categories: places
Form: Roundel
Premium Member My Heart Almost Burst

My heart almost burst knowing what may come
fearing fate would select you to die first
you got ill and fought hard not to succumb.
My heart almost burst.

It wasn't obvious who felt the worst
our moods flipped from...

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Categories: angst, anxiety, bereavement, death, emotions, feelings, i
Form: Roundel
Premium Member Nature Will Find a Way
 "The mountains are my bones
The rivers my veins
The forest are my thoughts
And the stars are my dreams
The ocean is my heart
It's pounding is my pulse
The sounds of the earth write
The music of my soul"
_Unknown
_________________________

I...

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© Dear Heart  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: mother, nature,
Form: Roundel
I Love Nature
My soul cries for Nature and natural things
To blend with my spirit as one
And circle this globe on powerful wings
Oh, show me all that Creation has made

I have been hidden where putrefaction clings
And where decay...

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Categories: nature,
Form: Roundel
Premium Member Grandma What Is A Constellation
Grandma, what's a constellation of shapes?
It's the stars your looking at tonight.
See how they're shining bright,
Twinkling, and blinking across the black crape.
You'll need to read Greek and Roman mythology
They're full of legends who had escapades...

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Categories: adventure, appreciation, beauty, education, fantasy, fun, sky,
Form: Roundel
Premium Member The Piper
As I lay in my bed listening to the music on my radio I 
endeavor 
To let my mind drift off to sleep. I see in the distance
A piper sitting on a rock playing his...

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Categories: beautiful, encouraging, fantasy, freedom, imagination, magic, peace,
Form: Roundel
If I Invite you



If I invite you to come and join me
on a merry-go-round,past this sky's blue,
will you join me to find that childhood key,
if I invite you?

Our unicorn dream to touch rainbow's hue
again on dragon's back to...

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© kash poet  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: childhood, joy,
Form: Roundel
Premium Member The Wooden Airplane
The children climbed on to the wooden airplane
Their mouths were going a mile a minute to all 
The different kinds of places they could go even 
as far
Away as Zanzibar
Which is quite far.
To hear these...

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Categories: adventure, childhood, creation, encouraging, fantasy, fun, imagination,
Form: Roundel
Premium Member The Wooden Airplane
The children climbed on to the wooden airplane
Their mouths were going a mile a minute to all 
The different kinds of places they could go even as far
Away as Zanzibar
Which is quite far.
To hear these...

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Categories: adventure, childhood, creation, encouraging, fantasy, fun, imagination,
Form: Roundel
MY ETERNAL GRIEF
Damned forever I was to wallow in hell’s despair
As filthy transgressor beyond reasonable doubt
Yet, with His grace, mercy and truth*, midst grave verdict’s stare
The Saviour in His love assuaged my eternal grief.

So blinded by pride,...

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Categories: appreciation, christian, faith, god, jesus, spiritual, trust,
Form: Roundel
Premium Member Wedding and Marriage
This form Roundel is not included in the forms of poetry on PS. So I have to placeunder the category of Rondeau.
(A roundel (not to be confused with the rondel) is a form of verse...

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Categories: marriage, poetry,
Form: Roundel
Premium Member Brokenhearted Sunsets
Death came for you on a warm summer's eve
and as dusk smeared the horizon in blood,
I prayed to God, you didn’t have to leave.
Brokenhearted sunsets.

I smell the roses beginning to bud
their sweet scent sets my...

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Categories: angst, death, depression, emotions, feelings, grief, sunset,
Form: Roundel