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Premium Member SUMMER





“SUMMER”



Where 
has Summer 
gone?

The world 
has lost 
Summer

Sweet 
little 
dream

missing 

all those other 
beautiful  
small dreams 

seen as toys
small and 
inconsequential 

casually tossed aside, 
disposable play,
things

pure shining lights
smiling eyes once so bright, 
switched off,

'neath...

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Categories: well known, abuse, child abuse,
Form: Epic



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: well known, art, muse, poems, poetry, poets, write, writing,
Form: Rhyme
Poems about Poems IV
Poems about Poems IV

The Toast
by Michael R. Burch

For longings warmed by tepid suns
(brief lusts that animated clay),
for passions wilted at the bud
and skies grown desolate and gray,
for stars that fell from tinseled heights
and mountains bleak...

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Categories: well known, allegory, allusion, appreciation, art, poems, poetry, poets,
Form: Rhyme
Various Heresies 5
Various Heresies 5

Tonight, Let's Remember
by Michael R. Burch

July 7,2007 (7-7-7)

Tonight, let's remember the fond ways
our fingers engendered new methods to praise
the gray at my temples, your thinning hair.
Tonight, let's remember, and let us draw near...

Tonight,...

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Categories: well known, creation, earth, god, heaven, spiritual, wine, women,
Form: Verse
Premium Member The Pied Piper from New York City - Part One
The Pied Piper from New York City – Part One

Dare his name be said?
I say, of course, Yes! 

The Pied Piper, himself, is the man, the myth, the legend.
And they, the so-called incurious lot of...

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Categories: well known, allusion, america, betrayal, corruption, judgement, new york,
Form: Political Verse



Premium Member The Ghost Dance Part III
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Categories: well known, emotions, heartbreak, native american, tribute,
Form: Free verse
The angry black woman
She stood with her back turned to me
Leaning slightly towards where the light tapered off into darkness
Her faced buried deep inside her cupped hands 
Her own shadow towered over her seemingly at odds with her...

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Categories: well known, africa, anger, beauty, betrayal, black african american,
Form: I do not know?
Some Pro's and Con's of being Virtually Connected to Reality poetic verses
Some Pro's and Con's of being Virtually Connected to Reality poetic verses

Dune not be bashful, grumpy, leery
or any other contemporary dwarf man
even countless less well known dwarves
(that never got a chance
to play a bit part)...

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Categories: well known, 11th grade, 12th grade, addiction, appreciation, celebration,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member PREFACE
Greetings to those who would willingly seek admission to theater of the absurd. Zoltan Goliath and Otis Trench are masters of the avant-garde genre silent musicals for the imaginary stage, an art form sui generis....

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Categories: well known, allegory, literature,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Selected Lyrics from THE IMAGINARY INVALID
 After graduating from UF, in the early '80s I wrote the book, lyrics and score for a musical adaptation of Moliere's farce Le Malade Imaginaire ("The Imaginary Invalid") and have decided to post five...

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Categories: well known, funny, humorous, parody, satire,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member A Most Courageous American President for the Ages
A Most Courageous American President for the Ages

I thought it would be most appropriate for me to take a moment to
share some of my reflections on the life and distinguished public
service of the late 41st...

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Categories: well known, america, celebration, character, inspiration, patriotic, political, tribute,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Spineless In The Running
Was this a bold  endeavour or worst-case high risk plot?
 In one sense I was caught between two poles apart  concerns.
One must never underestimate indeed trivialise a devilish 
difficult decision.
A decision that may...

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Categories: well known, age, august, beautiful, care, city, creation, fate,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Translation of Dante's Hell CANTO XV
Now we along one of hard rims are brought;
And a thin spray on the  brook is fixed, 
So shield to rims and water is begot.

As Flemings, Cadsand and Bruges bewixt,
Fearing the high waves pouncing...

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Categories: well known, fantasy,
Form: Terza Rima
Premium Member Georges scoriety bash
Picture this..? Seedy joint.'mediocre comedy one Kiev night.
Hunky billionaire bored and sour, joins his guests Uneventful hour.?
A pan faced man is on the stage, mocking life with inward rage.
George faintly get the vibe, listens more...

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Categories: well known, addiction,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member What if - new update
What if…

If fear did not guard and watch over me?
My seeds of shame and doubt
Would timidly venture out
And finally sprout,
But as they reached the light,
Like a vampire, would wither and die
Without the protection of night.
Or:...

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Categories: well known, conflict, courage, fear, inspiration, longing, motivation, prayer,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The White Lady of Skipsea
"The White Lady of Skipsea"


Last night I dreamt 
I dreamed of you
a kind of dream 
within a dream

Diaphanous, 
my soul escaped, 
this firmament,
my immaculate heart
held hands, my fingers 
did entwine with 
handsome Morpheus

Crystal radiate
twin gossamer...

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Categories: well known, dark, fantasy, gothic, history, horror, mystery, romance,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Unrequited unrequired 4
Good evening to all out there this is wabc radios late night slot call in show with your host Tom Morrow, the theme is on pesonality traits and how we percive them
not myself personally.' I...

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Categories: well known, abuse, appreciation,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Thiru-Valluvar on Praising Ladies of their qualities: Canto 112 - Nalam Punainthu Uraiththal
Thiru-Valluvar on Praising the Good Qualiities of Ladies: Canto 112 - Nalam Pinainththu Uraiththal

[The poet devotes the third part of his treatise, the Thiruk-Kural to INBATHTHUPPAAL, the amorous relationship between the sexes, i.e.,  cantos...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: well known, beauty, culture, relationship, tamil, true love, women,
Form: Epigram
Premium Member The Fantastic Flemmings
As I look back upon a terrific, exciting, and storied career,
I revisit the trove of golden memories, which I hold so dear.

Although some were bad, they have been predominantly sweet;
But the most striking one, still...

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Categories: well known, adventure, career, family, fantasy, friendship love, imagery,
Form: Couplet
Ghost Of Tsali Comes
Ghost Of Tsali Comes

Lost in mist and maze
Ghost of Tsali in the corn
River water runs

Colors of fall alive
“Til moon replaces sun
That’s when Tsali comes 

Corn roots cling to bone
As he tends the empty weirs
This spot...

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Categories: well known, animal, autumn, environment,
Form: Free verse
A Whistling Girl and a Crowing Hen
A Whistling Girl and a Crowing Hen
 
By Elton Camp
 
 
	“We keep thet big flock o’ chickens fer eggs and meat,” Milas explained to his niece Elvira visiting from the city.  “We git...

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© Elton Camp  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: well known, humorous,
Form: Prose
ASHURAH
(Every year in the lunar month of Muharram we Shia Muslims commemorate the brutal martyrdom of the grandson of our Holy prophet Muhammed (s.a.w) and his family and friends at the hands of fake hypocritical...

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Categories: well known, history, islamic, remembrance day, sad,
Form: Elegiac Lyric
Premium Member Landsbyen -Into the North- an epic poem 18
When he reached the courtyard DynDoeth stepped from the shadows and greeted him.  One by one each of the Elders also stepped forward.   Erlenkönig greeted each in turn.  There were only...

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Categories: well known, christmas, fairy,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Very Fine Imagery
I was touring the lovely countryside, once on a golden Saturday,
Lost within the raptures, of languid summertime's scenic display.

And I came into the vicinity, of a beautiful historic old home,
So being curious and interested, inside...

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Categories: well known, adventure, fantasy, house, imagery, mirror, places, world,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Camellia - Part 1 Translation From Tagore
This is a translation from the poem "Camellia", by Rabindranath Tagore, Nobel laureate Poet from India (1861 -1941) Understandably the story took place in late nineteenth century - early twentieth century Bengal. 



Her name is...

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Categories: well known, life, love,
Form: Narrative