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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: traditional, muse, poems, poetry, poets, work, write, writing,
Form: Rhyme



Peace Prayer
These are peace poems, prayer poems, hymns and lullabies I have written for family, friends and the world over the years ...

Peace Prayer
by Michael R. Burch

for Jim Dunlap

Be calm.
Be still.
Be silent, content.

Be one with the...

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Categories: traditional, beauty, blessing, love, nature, peace, prayer, time,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Let Us Speak Clearly
Let me speak clearly with you
dear religious and atheist Trumpians,

A fool in executive office
is a leader
only in foolish directions.

A rich thief
is the worst thief
as survival motives
are absent,
so self-thrival motives
remain piratically rampant.

An intellectual prostitute
to feel-good AmericaFirst...

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Categories: traditional, caregiving, culture, education, health, integrity, love, peace,
Form: Political Verse
Medieval Poems
Medieval Poems

How Long the Night
anonymous Middle English lyric, circa early 13th century AD
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

It is pleasant, indeed, while the summer lasts
with the mild pheasants' song ...
but now I feel the northern...

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Categories: traditional, allegory, bible, christian, england, london, nostalgia, poetry,
Form: Verse
MODERN SONNETS I
MODERN SONNETS I

I prefer the original definition of the sonnet as a “little song” of indeterminate form and length. These modern sonnets vary from more-or-less traditional to free verse.


Maker, Fakir, Curer
by Michael R. Burch

A poem...

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Categories: traditional, art, freedom, romantic, romantic love, song, write,
Form: Sonnet



Premium Member Custody of 2020 Eyes
Monks and nuns,
ascetics and miscellaneous humble proletariat folks,
were taught custody of the eyes,
to show respect for those older
and/or wiser
and/or more supremely royal,
and/or in other positions of merited or inherited authority,
to avoid appearing too curious
too available
too...

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Categories: traditional, games, gender, health, poverty, psychological, racism, slavery,
Form: Political Verse
Fadwa Tuqan translations
Fadwa Tuqan has been called the Grand Dame of Palestinian letters and The Poet of Palestine. These are my translations of Fadwa Tuqan poems originally written in Arabic.



Enough for Me
by Fadwa Tuqan 
loose translation/interpretation by...

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Categories: traditional, allah, culture, earth, love, nature, voice, writing,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member THE JOURNEY
Once upon a weedy lawn
At Cedar Oaks Retirement Home
There sat my mother, weak and old
On an afghan knit to block the cold.

It was summer, but in mom's grey eyes
Was winter, when all around us dies.
I...

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Categories: traditional, appreciation, child, daughter, devotion, family, forgiveness, mom,
Form: Rhyme
The Poet of Palestine: Fadwa Tuqan
English translations of Arabic poems by Fadwa Tuqan aka "The Poet of Palestine"

Enough for Me
by Fadwa Tuqan 
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

Enough for me to lie in the earth,
to be buried in her,
to sink...

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Categories: traditional, allah, arabic, culture, nature, poetess, poetry, writing,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Healing a Trumpian God
I remember several prayers
to invoke God's blessings on America,
a reminder of traditional political 
mindfulness?
Fundamental lack of awareness 
of righteous economic investments
in win/win GoldenRule
positive social-psychological security.

No one "keeps"
or "makes"
this confederation of uniting states great,
unless we democratically...

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Categories: traditional, education, faith, health, hope, integrity, religion, usa,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Polypathic Political Scientists
I have had a highly redundant,
one might even choose polypathic,
graduate studies experience
spanning my adult life to date.

This began with a semester of Philosophy.
Just enough to learn I wanted something more experiential,
a more communitarian environment of...

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Categories: traditional, beauty, culture, health, political, religion, trust, truth,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member After School Jam Session
How was school today?

Fine.

Did you learn anything important?

Maybe. I'm not sure yet.

Really? What are you considering?

We talked about Howard Odum's natural trinity
of altruism.

Maybe I skipped that day
way back in premillennial times
before Permaculture Design had taken...

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Categories: traditional, culture, earth, education, environment, health, humor, science,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Keeping America Safe
A prayer for God to bless NativeAmericans
is also a reminder of traditional political mindfulness,
basic awareness of our economic investments in security.

No one "keeps" this confederation of uniting states
safe with alien immigrants
unless we invite them.

Second, prayers...

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Categories: traditional, culture, earth, health, political, race, religion, science,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Bilateral Creative Thinking Sequel
Last half of Edward de Bono's Lateral Thinking Summary, pp. 298-300, with bicameral ecological supplements [informed by Gregory Bateson] in brackets:

In ordinary traditional thinking we have developed no methods for going beyond the [suboptimally reasonable]...

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Categories: traditional, culture, earth, education, happiness, health, humanity, language,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Balancing Work and Play
I was reading Rev. Julian Clifford Jaynes' homily,
delivered May of 1919
to the First Unitarian Society in West Newton, Massachusetts,
commenting on the 100 years since Channing's Baltimore Sermon.

Rev. Jaynes had a son, 
a second generation Julian...

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Categories: traditional, christian, destiny, god, health, history, religion, wisdom,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Reunited -- BOTH Audio and Text - w-Illustration
Many of us have a favorite possession from when we were young, and this 
93-year old gentleman is no exception.

               ...

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Categories: traditional, childhood, relationship,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Teachable Momentum
Today
we left off yesterday
to pick up
where speaking non-violent principles 
too often neglect to listen
to liberally artistic,
green and active
yet non-reactive
compassionate healers
may need to co-invest more
in co-operating democratic research
of
and for
WholeEarth DiaLogical Matriotism.

Excuse me,
but co-passioned listening
to silence
speaks not...

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Categories: traditional, caregiving, green, health, light, nature, passion, spiritual,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Rosalia - The Evil Black Witch of the Harz, Part Four
Rosalia - The Evil Witch of the Harz, Part Four

Rosalia’s Date with Destiny and the Power of Light and Goodness
It is said that the Almighty Lord God works in very mysterious ways . . ....

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Categories: traditional, allegory, evil, halloween, horror, magic, mythology, scary,
Form: Narrative
MODERN SONNETS II
MODERN SONNETS II

I prefer the original definition of the sonnet as a “little song” of indeterminate form and length. These modern sonnets vary from more-or-less traditional to free verse.



In Praise of Meter
by Michael R. Burch

The...

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Categories: traditional, art, romance, romantic, romantic love, song, write,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Judging v Mediating
Judging v Mediating,
like Teaching v Mentoring,
like Win/Lose Retributive Motives v Win/Win Restorative Motivators
like dogmatic Preaching v compassionately Communicating,

As felt
and appreciated by my LeftBrain dominant
RightWing hand
nurturing StraightWhite patriarchal 
overpoweringly privileged
systemically elitist judgment

Branching, colonizing, 
extending up and...

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Categories: traditional, community, culture, earth, environment, health, integrity, passion,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member The Night Nasty Jack Met His Match - BOTH Audio and Text
This is a tale of one of the orneriest dudes there ever was, and how someone much smaller, but easily more clever than he was, managed to cope with his belligerence.  

  ...

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Categories: traditional, humor,
Form: Narrative
ONCE UPON A TIME In TIPIR
	It was noon, he was in the bush, he enjoyed this type of living, he sometimes played with the animals just to make himself happy and spend some time, Leisure and embraced them all as...

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Categories: traditional, africa, age, animal, best friend,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Legend of Justin Case - BOTH Audio and Text

Justin Case - the weirdest guy in the all of Buxton county - did a lot o’ crazy things that most would never try,
And even weirder - just before he’d do the things he did...

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Categories: traditional, hilarious,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Sacred Energy
Fascism lives in tension with holy optimism,
as hatred fades in presence of mutual love,
as WinLose evolutionary models
give way to WinWin sacred Energy
stories and songs and dances,
as patriarchal colonization
gives way to matriarchal creolization.

Fascism,
synonymous with Totalitarianism,
as written...

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Categories: traditional, anti bullying, caregiving, education, health, integrity, parents,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member MultiColored Houses
I find multicultural capital investment
socially healthier
politically wealthier
than more win/lose capital competitions.

Sociologists
may call this deep social communication capital,
so why don't natural scientists
discover naturally cooperative capital investments
is a long-winded way
of winding around
recognizing 
and appreciating,
not depreciating,
multiculturing health power?

With...

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Categories: traditional, health, integrity, passion, peace, political, power, presidents
Form: Political Verse