HAPPY ST PATRICK'S DAY! - Gregory R Barden's Blog

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Blog Posted:3/17/2017 7:16:00 AM

A Happy St Patrick's Day to you all ... may you be blessed with luck and love this glorious day!


We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion...

"So medicine, law, business, engineering... these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, LOVE... these are what we stay alive FOR”

- Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass


(# 2 pencil sketch of my favorite human being, Walt Whitman, by Yours Truly).


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Date: 3/18/2017 10:16:00 PM
what a great blog. Belated happy St. Patrick's DAy to ya.
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Date: 3/17/2017 8:05:00 AM
What a wonderful quote Greg - I think that sums poetry up perfectly:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 3/17/2017 8:05:00 AM
Oh and Happy St Patrick's day too:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 3/17/2017 7:56:00 AM
Home to the gloriously named Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde - my favourite literary figure of all time. So much so I named my only son after him. Good luck and God bless to all you Colleens and Paddy's out there on this most momentous day. Great sketch O Captain! My Captain!
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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
1/21/2018 Sanctuary Sonnetanalogy,friendship,muse,p
1/20/2018 First Date, Love, Time Sonnetfirst love,passion,romanc
1/19/2018 The Flower and the Hummingbird Coupletbird,flower,friendship,me
1/17/2018 Last Lie, Cold Sonnetanalogy,goodbye,lost love
1/17/2018 Afoul of a Fowl Rhymeanimal,child,humor,light,
1/17/2018 What Is White Free versecolor,perspective,prejudi
1/17/2018 A Weeping Willow Mourns Rhymechildhood,grief,sad,tree,
1/16/2018 Appetizer Haikulove,lust,metaphor,passio
1/16/2018 Numbered Haikuappreciation,life,wisdom,
1/16/2018 Shady Stuff Haikulove,passion,romance,sens
1/16/2018 The Crazy Cat Lady Coupletanimal,appreciation,love,
1/15/2018 My Blue Cheese Is Brussels Sprouts Rhymeappreciation,food,humorou
1/13/2018 Fool's Gold Haikulife,love hurts,
1/13/2018 Touch Talk Haikupassion,senses,sensual,se
1/12/2018 Prisoner Haikukiss,love,passion,soulmat
1/12/2018 Moonlight Lanyard Free versemoon,passion,soulmate,tru
1/8/2018 A Diabolical Grace Free verseabuse,addiction,introspec
1/8/2018 A Snowy Evening Walk Rhymeadventure,conflict,courag
1/7/2018 To Speak Of Women Free verseappreciation,love,relatio
1/6/2018 Tossed On the Tides Rhymeappreciation,introspectio
1/5/2018 Kick the Can Free verseabuse,metaphor,
1/1/2018 Spring Blush Monokucolor,flower,nature,
1/1/2018 Birth Of Me Free verseaddiction,appreciation,li
1/1/2018 The Last Solstice Free versefantasy,mystery,nature,
12/30/2017 Lark's Lament Tankabeach,bird,grief,moon,nat
12/30/2017 Morning Ritual Free verseanxiety,dream,health,morn
12/30/2017 Fred Limerickhumor,humorous,snow,winte
12/29/2017 From My Lips To Santa's Ears Sonnetchristmas,humor,humorous,
12/28/2017 Captiva Morns Free verseanimal,appreciation,memor
12/27/2017 Being Young Rhymelove,lust,passion,youth,
12/26/2017 Strange Priorities Dramatic monologuechristmas,love,
12/25/2017 The Ultimate VR Dramatic monologuedeath,science fiction,
12/23/2017 U R My Drug Rhymelove,metaphor,passion,sen
12/21/2017 Sound Of Sense Rhymehate,love,relationship,wi
12/20/2017 My Music Wonderland Rhymeintrospection,music,,cute
12/20/2017 Five Letter Words - Tepid Tryst Shapeapril,love,night,passion,
12/19/2017 On A Moonlit Bay Rhymedeath,introspection,ocean
12/18/2017 Wonderment Coupletlife,longing,mystery,univ
12/17/2017 Dear Santa, What I Want For Christmas Free versechild,christmas,holiday,h
12/16/2017 After Forever Rhymeallegory,future,humanity,
12/15/2017 My Happy Christmas Present Tetractyschristmas,giving,romantic
12/15/2017 Seas Of Love Free verseage,metaphor,passion,soul
12/12/2017 Oh, Christmas Tree Free versebeauty,christmas,nature,t
12/11/2017 Wilderness Walk Coupletadventure,snow,solitude,s
12/9/2017 A Spoonful of Snow Rhymeappreciation,imagery,snow
12/9/2017 Christmas, Not Just For Christmas Free verseblessing,christmas,love,p
12/8/2017 A Christmas Snow Angel - Part 2 Dramatic Verseangel,appreciation,christ
12/8/2017 A Christmas Snow Angel - Part 1 Dramatic Verseangel,appreciation,christ
12/7/2017 An Absinthe Eventide Quintellaadventure,imagery,magic,p
12/5/2017 Blazing Beast Alliterationfire,hero,nature,
12/5/2017 Dear Gustav Coupletart,beauty,history,humani
12/1/2017 If Only Now, As Then Free verselove hurts,nostalgia,soul
12/1/2017 A Gift of Christmas Magic Free versechildhood,christmas,famil
11/29/2017 Sweet Poison, Mine Rubaiyatdesire,irony,love hurts,m
11/29/2017 A Pen Friend Free verseappreciation,dream,friend
11/29/2017 Amaranthine Free versewords,
11/29/2017 The Veiled Depths - Constanza Rhymebetrayal,jealousy,passion
11/27/2017 To The Slanderers Free versebetrayal,conflict,friends
11/27/2017 Oh, Awe Free versechild,christmas,faith,spi
11/25/2017 On Tranquil Lake Rubaiyatearth,introspection,natur
11/20/2017 A Feral Frozen Free verseanimal,appreciation,beaut
11/20/2017 Hero - A War Unseen Rhymemental illness,moving on,
11/19/2017 The Last Tomten Free versechristmas,fantasy,holiday
11/17/2017 Sweetly Fallen Rhymeangel,metaphor,passion,se
11/12/2017 Humanity Acrostichumanity,philosophy,spiri
11/12/2017 Winter Blues - A Photo, Faded Free verseheartbreak,lost love,pass
11/12/2017 Baby's A Star - So Sublime Lyriclove,metaphor,romance,
11/10/2017 For Darren Free versefriendship,health,metapho
11/6/2017 One Stone Free verselove,metaphor,nature,
11/5/2017 A Soar, Celestial Coupletfantasy,sky,star,universe
11/5/2017 Forgive Me, Little One Free verseforgiveness,longing,love,
11/4/2017 The Realm Unceasing Free verseappreciation,death,life,s
11/3/2017 Not Another Nightmare Dramatic monologuefear,horror,mystery,night
11/1/2017 Rhetoric of Wonder Free verseappreciation,creation,lif
10/30/2017 Seraphima Sonnetangel,death,life,metaphor
10/29/2017 Beggars Can't Free verseappreciation,hope,love,wi
10/28/2017 Oath to an Apparition Free versededication,marriage,soulm
10/28/2017 To My Oldest Daughter On Her 36th Birthday Dramatic monologuechild,father daughter,lov
10/27/2017 That Best Left Secret Free versedream,lost love,romance,s
10/26/2017 A Taste of Memory Tetractyslost love,memory,passion,
10/25/2017 In Throes Of Eventide Free verseheartbreak,longing,lost l
10/23/2017 Jiggle Giggle Limerickfunny,light,word play,
10/23/2017 Bandit of My Heart Coupletanimal,light,love,pets,
10/22/2017 Precious Coupletappreciation,beauty,ident
10/21/2017 Amaranthina Senryudeath,family,fantasy,
10/20/2017 The Mortal Bright Blank versedark,death,faith,heaven,l
10/18/2017 Song Of Despair Free verseheartbreak,lost love,pain
10/17/2017 Fragile Free verselife,metaphor,wisdom,,cut
10/15/2017 A Splendid Spring Fall Day Free verseappreciation,life,nature,
10/14/2017 To Myself As A Child Free verseintrospection,journey,lif
10/11/2017 Love's Last Query Free verseheartbreak,love,love hurt
10/10/2017 Red Letters Free verseappreciation,journey,life
10/9/2017 Tender Untruths Free versemoon,passion,romance,trut
10/8/2017 The Burn Rhymeanalogy,dark,desire,metap
10/8/2017 Au Revoir Au Phare Free versebreak up,goodbye,lost lov
10/6/2017 The Gods Themselves Free verseappreciation,beauty,metap
10/6/2017 A Bridge Unseen - For Bridge Contest Lyricchildren,family,father so
10/5/2017 Soul Speak Free verseheart,loneliness,lost lov
10/3/2017 Dream Deep, Little Mystic Free verseadventure,animal,child,fa
10/3/2017 I'm Traveling Light Personificationlight,science,

My Photos

Fav Poems

A Midsummer Night's Beach Free versebeauty,color,creation,sea
Valentine May My Love Say Dizaindesire,devotion,love,roma
Highveld Storm Rhymebreak up,longing,
The World Around US Rhymeearth,environment,war,
The Ride Iambic Pentameterimagination,memory,sad,
Never Shame a Woman Quatrainpassion,women,
Life or Death Tweet Prosebirth,death,
Cry For Wind Quatrainanalogy,animal,beautiful,
Love of Nature Coupletnature,
AURORA AT DAWN Rhymebeauty,inspirational,morn
My Big Fat Gypsy Poem Rhymehumor,marriage,wedding,
A Prince for Roseanne Rhymefantasy,
Picture Perfect Rhymeamerica,corruption,deep,p
It don't really matter Rhymefun,humor,love,
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS - EMOTIVE WRITE Rhymeabuse,bullying,house,lone
Broken Soldiers Rhymeage,humanity,soldier,
I DANCE Prose Poetryabuse,dance,music,pain,
Love will come to you Lyricintrospection,longing,lov
Violin Free verselonely,muse,romance,roman
Gutter Pavement Runway Flight Free verseaddiction,appreciation,da
The Potter and the clay Narrativechange,character,conflict
Worlds Of Ice Free versedream,love,memory,sleep,w
May Showers Contest Haikunature,rain,
Time Lost In The Current Verseemotions,fear,ocean,
Yet not broken by the blues Free verseanti bullying,holocaust,m
Lost Childhood -Part 4- Rhymeabuse,child,child abuse,c
Freedom Is Written In Stars And Moon Free verseabuse,change,dark,freedom
Diamonds From The Sky Blank versebeautiful,beauty,desire,e
Starshine and silhouettes Rhymebeauty,dance,desire,image
Hollow man Rhymehappiness,introspection,i
From glory to dust-2 Acrosticangst,confusion,corruptio
Rainless Clouds Pantoumblue,sad,
Landscape - Beach Scene Quatrainart,
What Poetry Is Free verseimagery,poetry,words,
Loves Sonnetlove,
A Candid Rainscape Free verseflower,imagery,nature,rai
White Rainbows Imagismcolor,garden,imagery,
Amethyst Fate Ottava rimaflower,imagery,metaphor,
Love Lies Bleeding Rispettoflower,metaphor,
TOUCH -Sharon's Acrostic contest Acrosticspiritual,
my solitary wandering Free versememory,solitude,
MAWU AMONGST STARS Sonnetbeauty,magic,memory,
Real Men Wear Pink Rhymecharacter,funny,humor,per
POETS Rhymeappreciation,encouraging,
Sea of Love Rhymelove,love hurts,sea,
Collateral damage Dramatic monologuecharacter,courage,freedom
The Pearl Free versebeauty,blue,love,moon,nig
Morning Cues Versebeautiful,
Words-The Heart of Imagination Free verseuniverse,words,
He Has My Heart Verseart,longing,lust,passion,
In Silence Personificationautumn,death,
O, the murmuring waves -- Versespiritual,
A Kiss Remembered Sonnetlove,
For the Fisher King on His Golden Jubilee Sonnetbirthday,friend,
NEVER TO BE MINE Free versegrief,i miss you,,memoria
Realization Sonnetlife,
You Echo, Silent Still Free verselost love,
DESPICABLE Free verseabuse,evil,girl,
The Stars and Beyond Sestinaspace,stars,
For the Love of Poetry Blank versepoetry,poets,words,
Rape Free verseabuse,
ulan at sinag ng araw: pagmumuni ng isang tulirong isip Free verseangst,feelings,introspect
Miss Allegheny Mountain Monorhymeimagery,mountains,nature,
Mister Joe Jangles Free versepoetry,poets,
I am Every Woman Biobeauty,deep,emotions,enco
GOODBYE, MY LOVE Versedeath,goodbye,
LAKE'S MUSIC Free versepeace,river,song,
sea breeze Free verseadventure,
If I Let My Mind Meander Free verselost love,metaphor,
What Might Have Been Verselost love,
Late Summer Nights Dream at the Cat in the Hat Coupletimagination,nonsense,
46 Free versebereavement,brother,love,
INDIAN PIPE Blank versedeath,nature,
Collecting teardrops Free versefriendship,lost,
Under the Stars Verseautumn,poetry,romance,sta
Be Yourself Free verseconfusion,courage,emotion
HIS EVENING'S MYSTERY Lyriclove,mystery,
As I Journey East Free versebeauty,journey,
Transition to Death - Part I Free verseabsence,anger,dark,death,
July Free versesummer,
a night of passion Couplethappiness,lust,passion,ro
As the Year Matures Monorhymejune,
When I No Longer Love You Romanticismlove,romance,
Fated Hell Monorhymedeath,destiny,evil,
Love's Eternal Death Sonnetemotions,lost love,
One Last Time Free verselost love,
Prisoner Of Words Free versemetaphor,poetry,words,
Laws Of Attraction Free verseabuse,addiction,forgivene
When Her Roses Bloom Romanticismlost love,rose,
Poetry Rhymeart,meaningful,poetry,poe
Nestled Under Your Wings Free verseimagery,inspirational,upl
A Chorus Sang Its Last Concerto Elegybeach,emotions,
Dance of the Firebird Free versebeautiful,dance,sensual,
AUTUMN ROYAL Rhyme royalautumn,sad,
Snow Birds Softly Sing Versebeautiful,bird,dance,dece
Midnight Romance Sonnetdesire,dream,imagery,long
Still I Run Villanelleautumn,death,truth,
On the muzzle of the cat- in my bed lying, Quatraincat,
Pondering Castle Ruins At Dusk Free versebeauty,betrayal,

Fav Poets

Phil Capitano Canada Flag Canada Read
Kunda Chamatete Zambia Flag Zambia Read
Jannie Breedt South Africa Flag South Africa Read
Carolyn Fish United States Flag United States Read
Robert Lindley United States Flag United States Read
Monica Vance United States Flag United States Read
John Hamilton Canada Flag Canada Read
Terry O'Leary France Flag France Read
Maureen McGreavy Canada Flag Canada Read
Edward McCall United States Flag United States Read
Jo Daniel India Flag India Read
Sunlite Wanter United States Flag United States Read
Darren White Netherlands Flag Netherlands Read
Kim Rodrigues United States Flag United States Read
White Wolf Australia Flag Australia Read
Dale Gregory Cozart United States Flag United States Read
Freddie Robinson Jr. United States Flag United States Read
Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
John Anderson Australia Flag Australia Read
Suzanne Delaney United States Flag United States Read
Carole Duet United States Flag United States Read
Terry Reeves United States Flag United States Read
Harshath Vidheya India Flag India Read
Joe Vigil United States Flag United States Read
Nom de Plume Germany Flag Germany Read
Vijay Pandit United States Flag United States Read
Russell Sivey United States Flag United States Read
Line Gauthier Canada Flag Canada Read
Connie Marcum Wong United States Flag United States Read
John Michaels United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Julie Leigh Rodeheaver United States Flag United States Read
Michael Vacek United States Flag United States Read
Thvia Shetley United States Flag United States Read
M Braimah Saaka United States Flag United States Read
Benyamin Bensalah Algeria Flag Algeria Read
Sherifat Aduku Nigeria Flag Nigeria Read
Anita Harris United States Flag United States Read
Judith S United States Flag United States Read
JEAN MURRAY Ireland Flag Ireland Read
Kim Bond United States Flag United States Read
Sara Ella United States Flag United States Read
Lemuel Giviens United States Flag United States Read
Janis Thompson United States Flag United States Read
Lin Lane United States Flag United States Read