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Premium Member The Night Before Christmas Eve
The night Before Christmas Eve
By Franklin Price
12/17/2016


Prologue

The Night Before Christmas
A most famous of  poems
Read  to children aloud
By their parents in homes

To children who gather
'Round the brightly lit tree
To hear Santa is coming
Presents for...

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Categories: silver, christmas,
Form: Rhyme



Above Under
Verse 1: We held hands and I fell under your spell...you are the hell from above
My heart has turned to ashes, but I rose again like a Phoenix because of you and I's love
I bled...

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Categories: silver, deep, desire, emotions, universe,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member The Hotel Caretaker
How unparticular the day had particularly been,

On March the third of two-thousand and eighteen,

For the caretaker at an historic Adirondack Inn,

Had lacked company, and therefore, dopamine.

 

‘Twas Sunday when all the guests had fled,

From either...

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Categories: silver, death, grief, introspection, march, mystery, remember,
Form: Rhyme
Live 2 B U
{intro}
(Whisper) mmmmhmmm
Turn me on by your tranquil, no-drama-no-trauma tune
It will be noon soon,
My sweet maroon moon
Don't panic, maniac of mine...you're swimming in your lament lagoon 
Ohhhhh...
Please
Hear me out 
At ease,
I hear your victory shout!!!

Ooooo I-I-I-I...

{verse...

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Categories: silver, angst, anxiety, deep, depression, desire, fear, hope,
Form: Lyric
flint
Flint 
Within its brilliance gleaming
Cool black in lacquered polished silver chrome
Cranked up pistons bleached in summer’s heat
Hot steam rising as gears thundering
Beyond the crystal liquid city lights
Highways built across the land
In hearts felt pride American...

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Categories: silver,
Form: Abecedarian



Poems about the Coronavirus I
Poems about the Coronavirus I


yet another iffy coronavirus haiku #1
by michael r. burch

plagued by the Plague
i plague the goldfish
with my verse



yet another iffy coronavirus haiku #2
by michael r. burch

sunflowers
hang their heads
embarrassed by their coronas

I wrote...

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Categories: silver, absence, anxiety, bereavement, caregiving, death, depression, fear,
Form: Haiku
Poems about Flowers
Lady’s Favor
by Michael R. Burch

May
spring
fling
her riotous petals
devil-
may-care
into the air,
ignoring the lethal
nettles
and may
May
cry gleeful-
ly Hooray!
as the abundance
settles,
till a sudden June
swoon
leave us out of tune,
torn,
when the last rose is left
inconsolably bereft,
rudely shorn
of every device but her thorn.


The...

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Categories: silver, flower, june, rose, roses are red, spring,
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: silver, body, clothes, death, eulogy, introspection, love, obituary,
Form: Epigram
Zen Death Haiku
Zen Death Haiku

Brittle cicada shell,
little did I know
you were my life!
—Shuho, translation by Michael R. Burch

Returning
as it came,
this naked worm.
—Shidoken, translation by Michael R. Burch

As dew glistens
on a lotus leaf,
so too I soon must vanish.
—Shinsui,...

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Categories: silver, age, autumn, bereavement, death, death of a
Form: Haiku
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: silver, art, muse, poems, poetry, poets, 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: silver, art, muse, poems, poetry, poets, write, writing,
Form: Rhyme
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: silver, extended metaphor, fantasy, happiness, hope, hyperbole, i
Form: Pastoral
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: silver, divorce,
Form: Free verse
Wonderland
Wonderland
by Michael R. Burch
 
We stood, kids of the Lamb, to put to test
the beatific anthems of the blessed,
the sentence of the martyr, and the pen’s
sincere religion. Magnified, the lens
shot back absurd reflections of each...

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Categories: silver, allegory, allusion, analogy, crazy, fantasy, imagination, magic,
Form: Sonnet
Self Reflections
SELF REFLECTIONS

These are poems about mirrors, images, self-image, reflections, impressions and self-reflection. 

Self Reflection
by Michael R. Burch 

for anyone struggling with self-image

She has a comely form
and a smile that brightens her dorm ...
but she's grossly...

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Categories: silver, identity, image, imagery, metaphor, mirror, self, symbolism,
Form: Rhyme
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: silver, extended metaphor, heaven, muse, passion, poems, poetry,
Form: Rhyme
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: silver, creation, god, muse, poems, poetry, poets, words,
Form: Rhyme
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...

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Categories: silver, animal, butterfly, death, earth, life, nature, seasons,
Form: Haiku
Juvenilia: Early Poems VI
Juvenilia: Early Poems VI



An Illusion
by Michael R. Burch

The sky was as hushed as the breath of a bee
and the world was bathed in shades of palest gold
when I awoke.

She came to me with the sound...

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Categories: silver, poetry, poets, teen, teenage, write, writing, youth,
Form: Rhyme
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,...

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Categories: silver, 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...

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Categories: silver, internet, poems, poetry, poets, social, write, writing,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Strange Case of FT





"The Strange Case of F.T."



They say the dead don’t talk
the stories I have calculated
to deliver a saving grace 
confessional shared amongst 
my equal peers, or so I deem 
you somewhat sometimes seem,
less than me, you...

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Categories: silver, dark, horror, poets,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member The True Mother






“The True Mother”




What part of a heart
in another could one trust
when betrayal comes
like a silver bullet words and deeds
sharp piercing to burrow 
bleed out Life’s dreams 
rust crumbles to dust

Virulent apathy spreads 
Betrayal’s destruction 
hand...

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Categories: silver, betrayal, imagery, love, mother daughter, psychological, symbolism,
Form: Free verse
RIP
R.I.P.
by Michael R. Burch

When I am lain to rest
and my soul is no longer intact, 
but dissolving, like a sunset
diminishing to the west...

and when at last
before His throne my past
is put to test
and the demons...

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Categories: silver, death, dream, funeral, grave, judgement, sleep, sunset,
Form: Verse
Halloween Poems IV
the Horror
by Michael R. Burch

the Horror lurks inside our closets
the Horror hides beneath our beds
the Horror hisses ancient curses
the Horror whispers in our heads

the Horror tells us Death is coming
the Horror tells us there’s no...

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Categories: silver, dark, death, evil, grave, halloween, horror, scary,
Form: Rhyme