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Poem by Keith Bickerstaffe | Details |

Petal


Pink and perfect mystery 
to which I ply my finger, 
she ripens so exquisitely
the longer that I linger

and fluff the modest blossom
with my gentle loving hand,
teasing, ever pleasing
so that now I understand

how beautiful the flower
that yields without duress,
blooming now so fully
in the warmth of my caress.


Poem by Paul Callus | Details |

Unspoken Words

I often scribble in the sand 
The words I find so hard to say
And hope the wind will come along 
And blow them all your way.


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Contest: Simply Beautiful
Sponsor: Kelly Deschler
Placing: 2nd   (April 2015)

Contest: Five Lines or Less
Sponsor: Black Eyed Susan
Placing: 2nd   (April  2014)



Poem by Andrea Dietrich | Details |

The Poetess

She feels the wind of summer’s soft caress

and listens to the magic in its sound.

How perceptive is the poetess

who senses nature’s beauty all around.

She finds a place to write in tranquil hours.

Then from her thoughts bloom words like pretty flowers.


June 18, 2018 for Silent One's 'When line SIX is a perfect FIX' Contest


Poem by Andrea Dietrich | Details |

In Strangler's Wood - tanka version

At a dead man’s throat lies the rain drenched woolen scarf that stifled his screams. Cold Winds howl through decayed trees - witnesses in the shadows.


Poem by Elaine George | Details |

Snowflake

A fragile winter butterfly
Flutters from the sky
So soft and yet her heart
Is cold and made of ice
But if I warm it
She will melt and die

                      ~~~

Author:  Elaine George


Poem by Paul Callus | Details |

Love Is Free


      a puppet dances

   to its own merry tune

    no strings attached

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[Inspired by Jan Allison’s 
      poem “Love is Bind”]



Poem by Sunshine Smile | Details |

- Haiku X 62 - Deep Wounded -



    Deep wounds that leave scars
    One moment much more must flow
    Shadows from the soul

    Her tears in silence
    The strong arms that held her up
    In the thoughts and deeds

    Please do not grieve more
    And afterwards remember
    Pearls of morning’s dew





    05.08.2015 A-L Andresen :)
    Copyright © All Rights Reserved


Poem by kabuteng P.iNk k. | Details |

her silent seams



her words,

 now naked.

Finally 

letting them       e
                     e       v
                      v     o
                          l 

and run into
                 silent seams






Poem by Phyllis Babcock | Details |

Autumn's Season

Autumn brushes her hair slowly Letting the glorious colors flow gently to the earth below. Showing off vibrant colors in contrast to summer's green dress. Out doing the starkness, of winter's white coat. Autumn compares the mutable shades of spring to her fall Giving a sigh ,end of another season. She packs her brush as frost touches her tips.


Poem by SKAT A | Details |

Secret of the Mortician

The Secret of the Mortician

Dead, but I got eyes
Prepares my body at the morgue
Opens the chest
Drains the blood from its nudity
Admires my body before it decays

After The process of embalming
His hands run all over
I'm still dead
He's satisfied

The next day 
Writes an outstanding obituary 
I sit on display

~SKAT~


Poem by SKAT A | Details |

Sand Castle De Mal

~Sand Castle De Mal~

Beauty sails along the shores of life
Out there broken dreams form above sand dunes
Silent, God listens to the triumph of his creation



3-14-2015
3 line verse


Poem by JAN ALLISON | Details |

HEAVENLY HERALD

dainty daffodil your golden trumpet fanfares the dawning of spring 09-18-14 Published in Haiku Journal #33 by Prolific Press


Poem by Darren White | Details |

Perception

Perception


while djinnis cackle

I craft poetry
in this room 
with both hands tied

I compose
on white walls
with an imaginary blue pen




Copyright © Darren White
July 27, 2018


Poem by arthur vaso | Details |

Other Side of the Wall

Silence? or is that a cry I hear Screams? or is that memories hiding? Wall yes I listen to a wall days weeks forever A white wall stares back at me curiosity mounts I feel the wall whiteness blinds me My heart stops a rhythm still dances ah a smile crashes into me two yes two hearts one wall


Poem by FJ Thomas | Details |

When Again We Meet

When Again We Meet
Softly he says, "should I die do not wait for me." She smiles, "just as the moon exhales no light without first a breath from the sun, without you I'd be in darkness; what is paradise without light."
  04/17/2018 Sijo


Poem by Donna Jones | Details |

A Ripple In Time

A new borns cry
Tearful last good bye

Swaying waves of golden prairie grass
Shifting desert dunes - an hour glass

An acorn dropping among forest leaves
To mighty oak - a lifetime of dreams

The changing moon - to full again
Each morn' the sun - new skies begin

Eagles soar high - our hearts go there
These ripples in time - we all share

©Donna Jones


Poem by JAN ALLISON | Details |

SCINTILLATING SNOWFLAKES

Wintry white wisps wondrously whirl Soft sparkling snowflakes silently swirl Coolly carpeting countrysides carefully Dazzling diamonds dancing delightfully Submitted Contest forms A contest Sponsored by Broken Wings 28th December 2014


Poem by JAN ALLISON | Details |

MORNING OR MOURNING

Such precious gemstones Morning dew shines like diamonds God’s tears from heaven Written on 18th February 2 days before my father died Posted 22nd February 2015


Poem by Pandita Sanchez | Details |

Night-Blooming Jasmine

Night-Blooming Jasmine
expert seducer with soft silky lips, silver blue moon sweetly kisses a slumbering beauty awakening desire; greeting her lover, Night-Blooming Jasmine unfolds perfumed petals
11-02-2015 Contest: Any Old Poem #6 Sponsor: SKAT A Placement: 6th


Poem by rob carmack | Details |

Seeing Autumn's oak adorn

Painting sky before I was born,
Draping my grave in leaf and acorn.

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Contest: Crystalline
Sponsor: Rick Parise
11.22.14


Poem by JAN ALLISON | Details |

BLACKBIRD HAIKU

beautiful blackbird chirruping the sweetest songs morning has broken Poem inspired by this wonderful Beatles song sung in Scottish Gaelic by Julie Fowlis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MzetQfKwbE 05~20~17


Poem by arthur vaso | Details |

Shadow of Death

My shadow flirts with the sun
As I caress the darkness
We are one and separate
As my shadow smiles
Anxiety suffocates me
The shadow will soon fade
I shall die
One happy, one not


Poem by Charmaine Chircop | Details |

Haiku

afterglow
dark ripples still warm
from sunrise


Poem by Andrea Dietrich | Details |

TOUCH -Sharon's Acrostic contest

Tenderness exudes from him as he takes the hand

Of the woman, sick and frail; he’s a gifted man.

Uncommonly calm, he utters, “God has a plan.”

Consoling her, he is guided to soothe her soul and

Heal her body, for God’s spirit tells him he can.


June 27, 2017  For Sharon Gulley's Touch Me With Words Poetry Contest


Poem by JAN ALLISON | Details |

WINTER

thick blanket of snow snuggling the flowerbeds with a winter wrap Jan Allison 6th October 2014


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