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09/25/2022 Trump poems and epigrams III 10 Rhyme
09/25/2022 Trump poems and epigrams II 10 Rhyme
09/25/2022 Trump poems and epigrams I 17 Rhyme
09/21/2022 Sun Poem 28 Free verse
09/20/2022 Purdy Please or Mating Call Limericks 22 Limerick
09/19/2022 Poems about Pool Sharks 51 Rhyme
09/18/2022 Rounds 16 Rhyme
09/07/2022 William Soutar translation 42 Rhyme
08/17/2022 FREE VERSE IV 211 Free verse
07/20/2022 Song Lyrics I 85 Rhyme
07/19/2022 Voltaire Translations 211 Free verse
07/17/2022 Early Poems XIX 140 Rhyme
07/17/2022 Early Poems XVIII 102 Rhyme
07/15/2022 Paul Valery translation of Secret Ode 328 Free verse
07/10/2022 Early Poems XVII 135 Rhyme
06/27/2022 Haiku Translations II 196 Haiku
06/27/2022 Haiku Translations I 199 Haiku
06/27/2022 Epigram VIII 173 Epigram
06/23/2022 Early Poems XVI 244 Rhyme
06/20/2022 Early Poems XV 178 Rhyme
06/20/2022 Early Poems XIV 121 Rhyme
05/30/2022 Best Sports Poems V 228 Rhyme
05/30/2022 Best Sports Poems IV 181 Rhyme
05/30/2022 Best Sports Poems III 140 Rhyme
05/30/2022 Best Sports Poems II 161 Rhyme
05/30/2022 Best Sports Poems by Michael R Burch 145 Rhyme
05/24/2022 Limericks VIII - A Bit Risque 388 Limerick
05/06/2022 Lullabies 301 Rhyme
05/05/2022 Sonnets C-CIV 281 Sonnet
04/29/2022 Epigrams VII 217 Free verse
04/29/2022 Shijing or Shi Jing translations 231 Rhyme
04/28/2022 Spring Was Delayed 303 Rhyme
04/01/2022 Dimash song lyric translations 64 Free verse
03/21/2022 Ukraine Poems 309 Rhyme
03/15/2022 Chinese Translations III 124 Free verse
01/06/2022 We Almost Loved 322 Rhyme
01/05/2022 All the More Human, for Eve Pandora 214 Rhyme
01/04/2022 Paul Valery translation of The Graveyard by the Sea 489 Free verse
12/28/2021 Various Heresies 8 182 Rhyme
12/18/2021 Stephane Mallarme translations 438 Sonnet
12/13/2021 Epigrams VI 339 Epigram
12/09/2021 Translation of 'The Story' by Kama Nasser 556 Free verse
12/01/2021 CRUNCH 145 Free verse
11/29/2021 Poems about Dylan Thomas 169 Rhyme
11/28/2021 Hymn to an Art-o-matic Laundromat 96 Sonnet
11/11/2021 Antinatalist Poems 193 Rhyme
10/24/2021 Chinese translations Shijing 314 Rhyme
10/02/2021 Juvenilia: Early Poems XIII 182 Rhyme
09/30/2021 Juvenilia: Early Poems XII 379 Rhyme
09/30/2021 Juvenilia: Early Poems XI 140 Rhyme
09/29/2021 Juvenilia: Early Poems X 190 Rhyme
09/28/2021 Juvenilia: Early Poems IX 294 Rhyme
09/27/2021 Juvenilia: Early Poems VIII 307 Rhyme
09/26/2021 Juvenilia: Early Poems VII 203 Rhyme
09/24/2021 as Time walked by 260 Free verse
09/04/2021 SORROWS OF THE WILD GEESE by HUANG E 187 Free verse
08/29/2021 DOUBLE LIMERICKS 365 Limerick
08/28/2021 THIS WORLD OF DEW 181 Haiku
08/17/2021 Ancient Greek Epigrams III 339 Epigram
08/17/2021 Ancient Greek Epigrams II 164 Epigram
08/17/2021 Ancient Greek Epigrams I 233 Epigram
08/13/2021 LIGHT VERSE AND NONSENSE VERSE II 117 Light Verse
08/13/2021 LIGHT VERSE AND NONSENSE VERSE I 191 Light Verse
07/19/2021 Options Underwater 196 Rhyme
07/18/2021 Sotoba Komachi 141 Free verse
06/16/2021 The Rhyming Poem - Part I 270 Rhyme
06/16/2021 The Rhyming Poem - Part II 188 Rhyme
06/15/2021 Poems about Poets VII 236 Rhyme
06/15/2021 Poems about Poets VI 127 Rhyme
06/15/2021 Poems about Poets V 112 Rhyme
06/15/2021 Poems about Poets IV 263 Rhyme
06/15/2021 Poems about Poets III 109 Rhyme
06/15/2021 Poems about Poets II 129 Rhyme
06/09/2021 TRANSLATIONS OF THE OLDEST RHYMING POEMS IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE 236 Rhyme
05/30/2021 I, Too, Sing America, and did so in my diapers 151 Free verse
05/13/2021 THE RUIN in a modern English translation 259 Free verse
04/26/2021 Apocalyptic Poems III 246 Rhyme
04/26/2021 Apocalyptic Poems II 315 Rhyme
04/26/2021 Apocalyptic Poems I 249 Rhyme
04/21/2021 The Knight in the Panther's Skin 271 Epic
04/11/2021 POEMS ABOUT EROS AND CUPID 320 Epigram
04/08/2021 Medieval Poems V 308 Rhyme
04/04/2021 MICHELANGELO: Modern English Translations 467 Italian Sonnet
04/02/2021 Albert Einstein Poems 535 Free verse
04/01/2021 Prose Poems II 324 Prose
04/01/2021 Prose Poems 182 Prose
03/28/2021 MODERN SONNETS II 308 Sonnet
03/28/2021 MODERN SONNETS I 348 Sonnet
03/26/2021 Medieval Poems IV 266 Rhyme
03/26/2021 Medieval Poems III 265 Rhyme
03/26/2021 Medieval Poems II 170 Rhyme
03/15/2021 Starlight and Moonlight II 282 Rhyme
03/15/2021 Starlight and Moonlight 420 Rhyme
03/13/2021 Duet 228 Sonnet
03/10/2021 Contraire 260 Rhyme
03/10/2021 Consequence 275 Free verse
03/09/2021 Final Lullaby 667 Lyric
03/08/2021 Chinese Translations II 361 Free verse
03/08/2021 Chinese Translations I 337 Free verse
03/01/2021 beMUSEd 320 Rhyme
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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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Quote Left God's ultimate masterpiece is a mother's heart. —St. Therese of Lisieux, loose translation/interpretation/paraphrase by Michael R. Burch Quote Right
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Quote Left A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy? —Albert Einstein, poetic interpretation by Michael R. Burch Quote Right
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Quote Left Be as golden within as without.—Michael R. Burch, "Suntan lines" Quote Right
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Quote Left Time will tell, as it always does in the end.—Michael R. Burch Quote Right
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Quote Left Help us learn the lessons you have left us here, in every leaf and rock. (Native American Prayer, translation by Michael R. Burch) Quote Right
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Quote Left Adam Gopnik called Randall Jarrell the “best-equipped” American poetry critic of the past century; he may have been the “best quipped” as well. (Keywords: poet, poets, poetry, poems, critic, criticism) Quote Right
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