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06/06/2024 DANTE TRANSLATIONS 15 Epigram
06/06/2024 POEMS ABOUT SAINTS AND SINNERS 17 Rhyme
05/18/2024 Temple Hymns of Enheduanna 88 Free verse
05/16/2024 CATULLUS TRANSLATIONS 4 44 Free verse
05/01/2024 Fukuda Chiyo-ni haiku translations 3 208 Haiku
05/01/2024 Fukuda Chiyo-ni haiku translations 2 93 Haiku
05/01/2024 Fukuda Chiyo-ni haiku translations 1 170 Haiku
04/28/2024 Homer Translations 76 Free verse
04/28/2024 Haiku Translations by Michael R Burch 64 Haiku
04/28/2024 Birthday Poem to Myself 60 Rhyme
04/28/2024 SINKING 46 Rhyme
04/21/2024 Haiku Translations III 103 Haiku
04/21/2024 Villanelles III 48 Villanelle
04/21/2024 Villanelles II 63 Villanelle
04/21/2024 Homer translations 58 Free verse
04/10/2024 Cowpoke 159 Rhyme
04/05/2024 Night Labor, for Rachel Corrie 160 Rhyme
04/03/2024 Preposterous Eros 80 Epigram
03/26/2024 What The Roses Don't Say 242 Sonnet
03/26/2024 Villanelle: Remembering Not to Call 235 Villanelle
03/26/2024 Unlikely Mike, for Michael Jackson 157 Rhyme
03/21/2024 Goethe and Schiller translations 135 Free verse
03/08/2024 Children's Poems XI 79 Rhyme
03/08/2024 Children's Poems X 57 Rhyme
03/08/2024 Children's Poems IX 57 Rhyme
03/08/2024 Children's Poem VIII 86 Rhyme
03/08/2024 Children's Poem VI 71 Rhyme
03/08/2024 Children's Poems V 64 Rhyme
03/08/2024 Children's Poems IV 88 Rhyme
03/08/2024 Children's Poems III 68 Rhyme
03/08/2024 Children's Poems II 69 Rhyme
03/08/2024 Children's Poems I 65 Rhyme
03/01/2024 Trump Poems and Epigrams VI 135 Rhyme
02/28/2024 Limericks IX 212 Limerick
02/28/2024 Dabble Dactyls 87 Double Dactyl
02/24/2024 Chinese translations Li Bai 209 Free verse
02/16/2024 Poems about Science 6: Evolution 83 Rhyme
02/16/2024 Poems about Science 5: Evolution 115 Rhyme
02/16/2024 Poems about Science 4: Birth and Evolution 67 Rhyme
02/16/2024 Poems about Science 3: Evolution 80 Rhyme
02/16/2024 Poems about Science 2: Computers 121 Rhyme
02/16/2024 Poems about Science 1: Climate 91 Rhyme
02/09/2024 In a Stolen Moment 126 Rhyme
02/09/2024 Excerpts from Gilgamesh 108 Rhyme
02/09/2024 CATULLUS TRANSLATIONS 3 89 Free verse
02/09/2024 CATULLUS TRANSLATIONS 2 129 Rhyme
02/09/2024 CATULLUS TRANSLATIONS 115 Rhyme
02/08/2024 Grab Bag Poems 116 Rhyme
12/19/2023 Early Poems XX 70 Rhyme
12/16/2023 Gildas Translations 116 Free verse
12/04/2023 AI POEMS 186 Rhyme
11/30/2023 Martial Translation COQ AU VIN 191 Epigram
11/11/2023 After Cummings Poems 96 Free verse
11/06/2023 Ono No Komachi Translations Iii 237 Tanka
10/18/2023 Song Lyrics Ii 146 Rhyme
10/18/2023 Various Heresies 11 96 Rhyme
10/17/2023 Poems About Poets X 140 Rhyme
10/16/2023 Trump Poems and Epigrams V 78 Epigram
10/06/2023 Various Heresies 10 82 Rhyme
10/01/2023 Renee Vivien 'We Sat Down' Translation 394 Free verse
09/18/2023 Lorca Translations Iii 255 Free verse
09/18/2023 Lorca Translations Ii 404 Free verse
09/18/2023 Lorca Translations I 254 Free verse
09/18/2023 Poems About Shakespeare 97 Rhyme
09/13/2023 Poems About Poets Ix 104 Rhyme
09/11/2023 Various Heresies 9 113 Rhyme
09/08/2023 Epigrams Iv 255 Epigram
08/10/2023 Immortal Sappho 266 Epigram
06/27/2023 Animal Poems Ii 339 Rhyme
06/18/2023 Early Poems Xxiii 92 Rhyme
06/12/2023 Early Poems Xxii 127 Rhyme
06/04/2023 Zen Death Haiku Xii 300 Haiku
06/04/2023 Zen Death Haiku Xi 248 Haiku
06/04/2023 Zen Death Haiku X 245 Haiku
06/04/2023 Zen Death Haiku Ix 305 Haiku
06/04/2023 Zen Death Haiku Viii 527 Haiku
06/04/2023 Zen Death Haiku Vii 243 Haiku
06/04/2023 Zen Death Haiku Vi 285 Haiku
06/04/2023 Zen Death Haiku V 252 Haiku
06/04/2023 Zen Death Haiku Iv 253 Haiku
06/04/2023 Zen Death Haiku Iii 255 Haiku
06/02/2023 Homeless Poetry 238 Rhyme
06/01/2023 Light Verse and Nonsense Verse Ix 167 Rhyme
05/30/2023 Plum Blossom Haiku Ii 189 Haiku
05/30/2023 Plum Blossom Haiku I 424 Haiku
05/29/2023 Light Verse and Nonsense Verse Viii 129 Rhyme
05/29/2023 Light Verse and Nonsense Verse Vii 126 Rhyme
05/29/2023 Light Verse and Nonsense Verse Vi 250 Free verse
05/29/2023 Light Verse and Nonsense Verse V 183 Rhyme
04/21/2023 Early Poems Xxi 448 Rhyme
04/09/2023 Early Poems Xx 249 Rhyme
04/03/2023 Poems About Poets Viii 438 Rhyme
04/03/2023 Poems About Poets Vii 270 Rhyme
04/03/2023 Poems For Poets Vi 365 Rhyme
04/03/2023 Poems For Poets V 308 Rhyme
03/29/2023 Nashville Covenant Poems 401 Rhyme
03/29/2023 Nashville Covenant Haiku 282 Haiku
03/26/2023 Ancient Egyptian Harper's Song Translations 376 Free verse
03/06/2023 Poems For Poets X 456 Rhyme
03/06/2023 Poems For Poets Iv 341 Rhyme
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Quote Left As springs’ budding blossoms emerge the raptors glide mercilessly. I wrote this haiku-like poem on 3-27-2023 after the Nashville Covenant school shooting massacre. — Michael R. Burch Quote Right
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Quote Left How long will you live by eating someone else’s leftovers? Find your own way, don’t live on regurgitated words! —Kabir Das, loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch (keywords/tags: life, words, Hindi) Quote Right
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Quote Left When you were born, you wept while the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world weeps while you rejoice. —Kabir Das, loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch (keywords/tags: birth, death, world, laughter, rejoice, weep, weeping, cry, crying) Quote Right
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Quote Left Keep the slanderer near you, build him a hut near your house. For, when you lack soap and water, he will scour you clean. —Kabir Das, loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch (keywords/tags: home, water, Hindi) Quote Right
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Quote Left Without looking into our hearts, how can we find Paradise? —Kabir Das, loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch (keywords/tags: heart, hearts, paradise, sight, seeing, senses, vision) Quote Right
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Quote Left Certainly, saints, the world’s insane: If I tell the truth they attack me, if I lie they believe me. —Kabir Das, loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch (keywords/tags: truth, trust, lies, faith, belief, world) Quote Right
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Quote Left A poet births words, brings them into the world like a midwife, then wet-nurses them from infancy to adolescence. — Michael R. Burch (keyword/tags: poet, poets, words, birth) Quote Right
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Quote Left The most dangerous words ever uttered by human lips are “thus saith the LORD.” — Michael R. Burch (keywords: lord, god, bible, religion) Quote Right
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Quote Left Trump broke the law and endangered national security. After all, it’s not like the KGB doesn’t know how to pick locks. — Michael R. Burch aka “The Loyal Opposition” (Keywords: America, USA, leadership, Trump, treason, lock, locks, national security) Quote Right
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Quote Left Ko Un was speechless at Auschwitz. Someday, when it’s too late, will we be speechless at Gaza? —Michael R. Burch (Keywords/Tags: Holocaust, Auschwitz, Gaza, death, murder, ethnic cleansing, genocide, infanticide, matricide) Quote Right
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Quote Left Joe Montana was Joe Cool, but he was also Joe Clutch. — Michael R. Burch (Keywords/Tags: football, sports, Joe Montana, cool, clutch) Quote Right
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Quote Left Water reforms, although we slice it with our swords; Sorrow returns, although we drown it with our wine. ('A Toast to Uncle Yun' by Li Bai, loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch) Keywords/Tags: water, wine, sorrow, swords, Li Bai, Uncle Yun Quote Right
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Quote Left The spring breeze knows partings are bitter; The willow twig knows it will never be green again. ('Lines from Laolao Ting Pavilion' by Li Bai, loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch) Keywords/Tags: spring, green, part, parting, partings, tree, twig Quote Right
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Quote Left Cassidy Hutchinson is a modern Erin Brockovich except that in her case the well has been poisoned for the whole country. — Michael R. Burch (Keywords/Tags: America, USA, patriotic, truth, justice, White House, Trump) Quote Right
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Quote Left Cassidy Hutchinson is not only credible, but her courage and poise under fire have been incredible. — Michael R. Burch (Keywords/Tags: courage, truth, patriotic, credible, incredible, credibility, Trump) Quote Right
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Quote Left I have suffused myself in poetry as a lizard basks, soaking up sun, scales nakedly glinting; its glorious light he understands—when it comes, it comes… (Michael R. Burch, "Sun Poem," keywords/tags: sun, sunshine, summer, poetry) Quote Right
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Quote Left I think it's woeful and should be unlawful to eat those awful tofu waffles! ('Woeful Waffles' by Michael R. Burch) Quote Right
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Quote Left Truths are more likely discovered by one man than by nations.—Rene Descartes, translation by Michael R. Burch Quote Right
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Quote Left Love has the value of gold, if it’s true; if not, of rue. —Michael R. Burch Quote Right
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Quote Left Elevate your words, not their volume. Rain grows flowers, not thunder.—Rumi, translation by Michael R. Burch Quote Right
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Quote Left Did heaven ever seem so far? Remember–we are as You were, but all our lives, from birth to death— Gethsemane in every breath. ('A Possible Argument for Mercy' by Michael R. Burch) Quote Right
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Quote Left Poets may labor from sun to sun, but their editor's work is never done. (Keywords: poets, poems, poetry, edit, editor, editing) Quote Right
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Quote Left We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all women were created sequel... ('Adam's Rib vs. Women's Lib' by Michael R. Burch) Quote Right
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Quote Left The reign in a chauvinist’s brain falls mainly as mansplain. ("Apologies to España" by Michael R. Burch, Keywords/Tags: men, women, Spain, Spanish) Quote Right
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Quote Left There is nothing at all supreme, nor anything remotely just, about Clarence Thomas.—Michael R. Burch (Keywords/Tags: justice, injustice, supreme court, corruption, America, judgement) Quote Right
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Quote Left Justice may be blind, but does she have to be deaf too?—Michael R. Burch (Keywords/Tags: silence, justice, injustice, integrity, truth) Quote Right
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Quote Left “Epigram” means cram, then scram! ("Brief Fling" by Michael R. Burch, Keywords/Tags: write, writing, words, word play) Quote Right
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Quote Left Brief autumn breeze ... she always wanted to pluck the reddest roses —Issa, loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch This is a haiku Issa wrote after the death of his daughter Sato with the note: “Sato, girl, 35th day, at the grave.” Quote Right
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Quote Left Wayne Gretzky was pure skill poured into skates.—Michael R. Burch Keywords/Tags: sports, hockey, NHL, skill, talent, genius, miracle Quote Right
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Quote Left Mother: the tenderest word on the world's lips. —Khalil Gibran, loose translation/interpretation/paraphrase by Michael R. Burch for Mother's Day 2022 Quote Right
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