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Swash Poems

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Premium Member Dog in a Turning Pond

Paws in a rippling swash
thrash and dip in a twirling circle,
paddlewheel a roundness.

Mouth wide in the sluice, a sodden rudder 
pushes sideways braiding a foaming wake.
Pond and dog orbit an ocular sky,
watery eyes memo the turning scene:

a bobbing hat floats...Read More
Categories: swash, poetry,
Form: Free verse

Wandering Mind
sometimes my mind wanders
and I just ride along
never knowing where it’s headed
I relax and hum song

we go to far off places
without a worldly care
and together there’s so many
adventures that we share

swash bucklers fighting pirates
knights of long ago
cowboys fighting outlaws
a dancer...Read More
Categories: swash, humorous, poetry, silly,
Form: Rhyme
Strikingly crafty logomaniac presents
Strikingly crafty logomaniac presents...
what else... his trademark blatherskite!

While sprawled comfortably
numb upon davenport
Iowa daily dose of poetic mishmash,
thus yours truly couches, kneads, sports...
his imponderable matted
swiftly styled balderdash
noah intent to kindle
potential ark enemy, nor abash

please pardon your
garden variety philologos,
preparing himself for backlash
he...Read More
Categories: swash, 11th grade, 12th grade, beauty, creation, humorous,
Form: Elegiac Lyric


A big blue squarish shape of paper 
But without edges as limits.
Over each swash of this blue bigness
Are names printed to identify the unidentifiable.
A strait or a bay or a gulf or channel may...Read More
Categories: swash, appreciation, blue,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Voyage of the Lodestar
On ocean's journey the wee lad set sail
slight frame a-tremble and gaunt face so pale
His fortune and fame for to seek

The grand ship had been christened the 'Lodestar'
Rugged build for adventure's repertoire
This voyage not one for the meek

To ports far...Read More
Categories: swash, adventure, africa, boat, boy, ocean, voyage,
Form: Tail-rhyme

Premium Member Madcap Happiness
happiness, puppy-sweet, lapping at toes. the strumming of sea nymph shells. the laughter of intoxicated friends, slightly tipsy, imbibing in whites and reds, sharing spousal threads and temporarily forgetting the kids, though their eyes drip with tenderness, like honey, as...Read More
Categories: swash, friendship, imagination,
Form: Haibun
Swash buckling, quirky, crazy kinda guy
Scared you to death with one look from his eye
His reign has come to an end
JD’s spirit doth transcend 
Winks mischievously as he waves goodbye

Written: 10th April 2019
Contest:  Pirate Themes Limerick
Sponsor: Tania Kitchin
4th place

Syllables...Read More
Categories: swash, character, farewell, scary, sea,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Saudade
My heart felt old; I sought the cold.
Canada’s land was what I planned.
Among trees grand and far inland
To dance my sad brand of sarabande.
Yet precious moments come when joy flowers,
Far briefer than Four-O’clocks,
As resurrected visions composed of spectral smoke,
Reignite our...Read More
Categories: swash, death, flower, lost love, memory, sorrow, winter,
Form: Free verse
redemption lost and silenced courtesy of Trump 1 part a
Jabbering Ignominious Hypocrite Gabbles - against the backdrop of gross unbridled viscous wracking zealotry bruiting extinguishing inherent national trust...  

Poetic Introduction:

I wax and wane rhapsodic
plus prosaically politic
aware severe erosion
of American democracy

over run by narcissistic
over stuffed ego-freezer,
whose vocabulary
extremely laconic

foe swash...Read More
Categories: swash, 11th grade, 8th grade, 9th grade, class,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Total Kibosh
Oh my gosh!
Utter bosh...
Waves swash,
Watery slosh,
Simply awash,
Auto wash...
Oughta quash?
Lost me galosh!
That's not posh.
Put the kibosh-
Don't josh!
...Read More
Categories: swash, car, crazy, cute, fun, humor, silly, word
Form: Light Verse

Premium Member Mastered Puppets
Mastered Puppets

Of the voices thrown and never shown their cries travel well
A starving sewn with a bitter bone of their life a quiet quell
With larval lips that are losing grips where echoes only dwell
Their smile drips as they use their...Read More
Categories: swash, children, humanity, voice,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Backwash
The backwash reflection
sent waves seawards
to crash headlong
into the oncoming waves
sending swash and spray skywards.
It was fun to go careering out 
and ride the surge, and get upshot
as the two waves met and banged together.
The afterglow of backwash aftereffect
was exhilarating that...Read More
Categories: swash, sea, water,
Form: Free verse
Harpoon Loouey Pseudonym Pen Bukowski dorsel
     master bait catching fear
some skipper known in whirled wide webbed 
     under water world, 
     cuz rumor did hear
auld his death defying exploits infiltrated 

  ...Read More
Categories: swash, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 9th
Form: Free verse
The Ocean
Swish swash, swish, swash 
Back and forth, to and fro
You must keep steady watch 
Or you'll be gone before you know

To witness is a gift
To experience, a blessing
Surrender control, and drift
Be moved with no contesting 

Fingers braising as it breaks
Skin...Read More
Categories: swash, appreciation, beauty, environment, ocean, passion, sea, world,
Form: Rhyme
The airy mountain, lush and green, they call home
Perched on shaky rock, the waters beneath swash and foam
Goats graze, cattle feed, fields of corn and wheat they comb

Stored in the belly of the hefty hill
The harvest, food for all, food...Read More
Categories: swash, america, analogy, fate,
Form: tristich
Premium Member THE RED DRAGON

clad in black, she shakes with fear
the still of multitudinous lights
very far - up close and personal

she could sense its intense heat
shaking like a Chinese dragon
this enormous red snake

with seven crowns
on seven heads
and ten horns

lights flicker in s.o.s.
hoping...Read More
Categories: swash, bible, stars,
Form: Free verse
Woke Up This Morning A Pirate
Shiver me timbers
What's going on
I was dressed as a pirate 
When I woke up this morn

I looked in the mirror
And let out an Arrrr....
I came equipped an eye patch
And a swash buckling Scar

I felt the strong urge
For grog, meat, and...Read More
Categories: swash, funny, humor,
Form: Light Verse
The Impossible Bottle
Romantic but not by beauty                                   ...Read More
Categories: swash, adventure, lonely, music, romance, sea, song,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Once again
Once Again
By Franklin Price

Once again to sail
My ship into the port

Once again to capture
Booty from the fort

Once again to swing
My saber in the air

Once again, enjoy the looks,
Of all the ladies fair

Once again to sail
The tide into the sea

Once again...Read More
Categories: swash, freedom, imagination, philosophy, travel,
Form: Rhyme
This Morning I Woke Up A Pirate
Shiver me timbers
What's going on
I was dressed as a pirate 
When I woke up this morn

I looked in the mirror
And let out an Arrrr....
I came equipped an eye patch
And a swash buckling scar

I felt the strong urge
For grog, meat, and...Read More
Categories: swash, funny, humor,
Form: Free verse
Day to avoid trouble
I wake up early to do my responsible
By clearing all the table
Making life confortable 
As you know people are insatiable 
As I am sitting on the chair
People start to pollute the air 
With their foul language
People need...Read More
Categories: swash, peace,
Form: Classicism
Halloween Partytime - contest
clink clunk the bones go clank
hanging there from the curtain rail
large pumpkin and shaping knife ready
it will be a great party time, without fail

when you enter the room you need to
swish swash the spray net out of the way
I said...Read More
Categories: swash, halloween,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The beach at Orca Praia Funchal Madeira
The beach at Orca Praia – Funchal Madeira

The powerful deep blue ocean
Expends its tidal force
Pounding down upon sea pebbles
With thud and smash so coarse

Watching from a vantage point
From the horizon to the shore
The lines of sea swell building up
Growing bigger...Read More
Categories: swash, good morning, image, joy, magic, ocean, sea,
Form: Rhyme
Here I stand, upon a lonely cliff; 
Outcropped above glittering white-wash waves. 
The swash of the sea and the vivid smell 
Challenges my deepest inner demons.

Here I stand- at the end of the world; 
A single step between myself and...Read More
Categories: swash, absence, abuse, anger, angst, death, depression, sea,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member Dancing Shimmy with Jimmy
My lala mal flats is skinking like that
Shimmy, Jimmy, gimme some of that hat
We're fleshing and flexing, cheek to cheek
meshing, on do-own
Shimmy, little Jimmy will ya break a my heart?

My pushaloopa swish swash skirt
gonna twirl you, swirl you, send you...Read More
Categories: swash, blue, dance, music, passion, repetition, romance,
Form: Free verse