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Premium Member More Pickles Than One
For ten months now I’ve brooded over coming second place
in the pickle section deeming, it no less than a disgrace.
It was written plain and simple, so there can be no excuse,
that the pickles in this...

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Categories: source, humor,
Form: Rhyme



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: source, allusion,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Emo Love
With this needle and thread I stitch the wounds Avril left
but with this blade I angrily carve a new
rough, short, jagged adjacent from the bone in my wrist
for a reflection of our relationship
and an outlet...

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Categories: source, anxiety, beauty, emo, i love you, jealousy,
Form: Narrative
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: source, bible, metaphor, philosophy, poetry, wisdom, words, writing,
Form: Epigram
Premium Member kiss
* Single moments of passion can last forever ... (re-posted for a friend) *

                     ...

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Categories: source, appreciation, kiss, metaphor, passion, sensual, soulmate, true
Form: Free verse



Poems about Mothers
Poems about Mothers


Mother's Smile
by Michael R. Burch

There never was a fonder smile
than mother's smile, no softer touch
than mother's touch. So sleep awhile
and know she loves you more than "much."

So more than "much, " much more...

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Categories: source, child, children, love, mother, mother daughter, mother
Form: Rhyme
Epitaph for a Palestinian Child
Epitaph for a Palestinian Child
by Michael R. Burch

I lived as best I could, and then I died.
Be careful where you step: the grave is wide.

This poem has also been titled "Epitaph for a Child of...

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Categories: source, absence, bereavement, conflict, death, discrimination, eulogy, funeral,
Form: Epitaph
Medieval Poems IV
Medieval Poems IV



IN LIBRARIOS
by Thomas Campion
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

Booksellers laud authors for novel editions
as pimps praise their whores for exotic positions.



Brut (circa 1100 AD, written by Layamon, an excerpt)
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R....

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Categories: source, angel, mother, romance, romantic, rose, roses are
Form: Rhyme
Albert Einstein Poems
ALBERT EINSTEIN POEMS

These are "poems" I created from Albert Einstein quotes, changing a word here and there for the sake of meter and rhyme...



A question that sometimes drives me hazy: 
am I or are the...

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Categories: source, light, love, poems, poetry, science, time, universe,
Form: Free verse
Villanelles
Villanelles

The villanelle is a poetic form based on repetition, with a double refrain. 



Villanelle: The Divide
by Michael R. Burch

The sea was not salt the first tide...
was man born to sorrow that first day, 
with the...

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Categories: source, moon, repetition, romance, romantic, romantic love, sea,
Form: Villanelle
Sonnets XLII-LI
Sonnets XLII-LI

Distances
by Michael R. Burch

Moonbeams on water?
the reflected light
of a halcyon star
now drowning in night...
So your memories are.

Footprints on beaches
now flooding with water;
the small, broken ribcage
of some primitive slaughter...
So near, yet so far.



A Surfeit of...

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Categories: source, bereavement, death, death of a friend, funeral,
Form: Sonnet
First they came for the Muslims
First they came for the Muslims

after Martin Niemoller

First they came for the Muslims
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Muslim.

Then they came for the homosexuals
and I did not speak out
because I was...

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Categories: source, culture, discrimination, faith, god, islamic, truth, usa,
Form: Free verse
Native American Translations
Native American Translations

Cherokee Travelers' Blessing I
loose translation by Michael R. Burch

I will extract the thorns from your feet.
For yet a little while, we will walk life's sunlit paths together.
I will love you like my own...

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Categories: source, america, earth, native american, nature, prayer,
Form: Free verse
Cleansings
Cleansings
by Michael R. Burch

Walk here among the walking specters. Learn
inhuman patience. Flesh can only cleave
to bone this tightly if their hearts believe
that God is good, and never mind the Urn.

A lentil and a bean might...

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Categories: source, holocaust, prison, race, racism, violence, world war
Form: Verse
Light On the Devil's Chord - Day 34
I listened to his heart profusely, 
For a beat like his was much to ponder
I often wondered, his thoughts, and,
A light in me knew, with wretched wonderment
What the whispers in his mutterings meant to me

They...

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Categories: source, desire, destiny, endurance, feelings, heart, leadership, psychological,
Form: Epic
Zen Death Haiku II
Today, catching sight of the mallards
crying over Lake Iware:
Must I too vanish into the clouds?
—Prince Otsu translation by Michael R. Burch  

This world—
to what may we compare it?
To autumn fields
lying darkening at dusk
illuminated by...

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Categories: source, death, imagery, life, nature, symbolism, visionary, 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...

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Categories: source, power, psychological, water, wisdom, , western,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Answers Without Questions
Why do answers end with answers
while questions seem to begin with yet more questions?

As a case in point...

How are the Case Studies of economic and political history
different than Einstein's Thought Experiments?

Wait a minute...

Yes, well that's...

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Categories: source, feelings, health, humor, integrity, language, relationship, science,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Watering Terror
I'm so confused,
raised to believe cooperative love overpowers competing fears
about scarcity of time, 
and other resources,
and anger about past over- and under-valuing of myself
as a regenerative resource,
CoPresence Source,
raised to believe the Golden Rule
is most effectively...

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Categories: source, anger, destiny, fear, hate, love, power, violence,
Form: Epic
Premium Member FactoidMan and ShallowMan - Part 2
[Now ShallowMan is quite content
receiving FactoidMan’s consent
to quibble and express dissent
as long as keeping covenant
with fingers crossed and belfry bent
when viewing Facts in sealed cement:]

SM
“The Facts you give me circumvent
those ‘truths’ your chuckles supplement;
although they...

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Categories: source, society, truth, universe,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member PermaCultural Trust
The organic building of a coordinated artist
begins with reconstructing competitively clumsy LeftBrain technicians.

Whether learning to play the piano
or learning to communicate in some new language
or learning to adopt,
and/or adapt,
norms and nuances of some new cultural...

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Categories: source, art, birth, bullying, earth day, giving, health,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Riding Time's Political Flow
We might do well
to worry less
about including the grizzly bear population
in our DNA/RNA cooperatively encultured Golden Rule,
after all,
we already would kill and eat them,
if hungry enough,
as they would like to treat us.

We could do well
to...

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Categories: source, beauty, culture, nature, philosophy, political, psychological, science,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Sins of Supreme Suppression
Not to play any blame game,
in this our new co-evolutionary capacity
for LeftBrained Language Enculturation
long become YangDominant associated
with 'civilization',
co-arising anthro-centrism,
including Earth's newer history
of revolution by Empirical Elitism.

Processes of empirical empire supremacy,
kill or be killed,
became not really...

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Categories: source, earth, health, language, math, religion, science, sin,
Form: Prose Poetry
The Badly Drawn Goat
The pencil now resting the image was 'testing' for the creature before him, (his badly-drawn drawin') had come out 'not right' somewhat twisted and tight.

The picture in question, it burst with suggestion, for lines that...

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Categories: source, animal, creation, funny,
Form: Rhyme
Rainer Maria Rilke translation: The Panther
The Panther
by Rainer Maria Rilke
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

His weary vision's so overwhelmed by iron bars,
his exhausted eyes see only blank Oblivion.
His world is not our world. It has no stars.
No light. Ten thousand...

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Categories: source, allegory, analogy, animal, cat, extended metaphor, freedom,
Form: Sonnet