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Swinburne Poems

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Still same :: Swinburne Poem Form

Yes, I suffer, each night.
After sunset
alone spent time in fright,
makes me upset.
Tell me, why do you blame?
Your acts gave a bad name.
Why you try to defame? I can't forget.

Each night I remember
How you treated.
Afraid of your temper.
You created
atmosphere of dislike.
I...Read More
Categories: swinburne, love,
Form: Verse

Ordinary Love, a Villanelle
Ordinary Love
by Michael R. Burch 
Indescribable—our love—and still we say
with eyes averted, turning out the light,
"I love you," in the ordinary way
and tug the coverlet where once we lay,
all suntanned limbs entangled, shivering, white ...
indescribably in love. Or...Read More
Categories: swinburne, relationship,
Form: Villanelle
My Reverie
Swinburne form

Suspended on a hilltop,
I sit in reverie
considering my future.
How life is just a vapor,
yet worlds continue nonstop. 
Is this how things must be?
Suspended on a hilltop,
I sit in reverie.

What can I do that matters
for good before I’m gone?
Lasting legacy,...Read More
Categories: swinburne, destiny, spiritual,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Translation of Eric Mottram's The Nerves of Proust and Sitting Bull by T Wignesan
Translation of Eric Mottram's The Nerves of Proust and Sitting Bull by T. Wignesan

Excerpts from an article, “From space to caves in the heart recreating the collective world in Eric Mottram’s poetry” by Clive Bush, Director of American Studies, King’s...Read More
Categories: swinburne, america, french, memory, poetry, writing,
Form: Free verse
Prince of sweet songs

"Prince of sweet songs made out of tears and fire......" ( A Ballad of  François Villon:Envoi-A.C. SWINBURNE)

The prince showed up in the terrace

Looked skyward a bird falling down a shooting star

The prince called his lyricist and...Read More
Categories: swinburne, bird, song, sorrow, star,
Form: Haiku

Premium Member A Letter to John Keats
Dear John,

A unique Epitaph you, yourself, penned so well

“Here lies one whose name was writ in water”

Though many have misunderstood your epitaph.
Which means “ Fame and indeed life is fleeting”
Surely your fame was fleeting during your life-time.

Even Shakespeare confirms the...Read More
Categories: swinburne, appreciation, tribute,
Form: Free verse
Little Apollo Eolian
With what words doth ye describe

   thy deep soul,

   little Eolian, Apollo?

What ask of me thy plea,

   poesy 'darling' to see;

With prim pleasure as a painter

   (druid) so brown with earth?

 ...Read More
Categories: swinburne, metaphor, poetry, poets,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Spring Light
The light that loses, the night that wins
And time remembered is grief forgotten
And frosts are slain and flowers begotten,
and in green underwood and cover
Blossom by blossom the spring begins
Algernon Charles Swinburne 

Spring Light

Depths of darkness, deep
earth, night and Winter-
these are...Read More
Categories: swinburne, beautiful, change, flower, seasons,
Form: Free verse
Paradise Lost or Enterprise: The Bus Ride, The Vessel -- Itemized
caught short singly
one rainwrote morning in hyannisport
when snows a science
over iceroof and snowfloor beachsand and
eastersundaysun a milton shadow opportunity
opposite sleeping young and russetrocket cool
in ferriswheels of rococo chestnut hair
shortblack pleatedcotton skirt carouseling round creamcoffee legs
swinburne stretched in desert stockings slightly...Read More
Categories: swinburne, travel,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Wedding and Marriage
This form Roundel is not included in the forms of poetry on PS. So I have to placeunder the category of Rondeau.
(A roundel (not to be confused with the rondel) is a form of verse used in English language poetry...Read More
Categories: swinburne, marriage, poetry,
Form: Roundel