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Adonais An Elegy on the Death of John Keats Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)

Blog Posted:10/14/2020 8:00:00 AM
Adonais
 
An Elegy on the Death of John Keats
 
Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)
 
 
  I WEEP for Adonais—he is dead!
  O, weep for Adonais! though our tears
  Thaw not the frost which binds so dear a head!
  And thou, sad Hour, selected from all years
  To mourn our loss, rouse thy obscure compeers,         5
  And teach them thine own sorrow! Say: ‘With me
  Died Adonais; till the Future dares
  Forget the Past, his fate and fame shall be
An echo and a light unto eternity!’
 
  Where wert thou, mighty Mother, when he lay,         10
  When thy Son lay, pierced by the shaft which flies
  In darkness? where was lorn Urania
  When Adonais died? With veilèd eyes,
  ’Mid listening Echoes, in her Paradise
  She sate, while one, with soft enamoured breath,         15
  Rekindled all the fading melodies
  With which, like flowers that mock the corse beneath,
He had adorned and hid the coming bulk of death.
 
  Oh weep for Adonais—he is dead!
  Wake, melancholy Mother, wake and weep!         20
  Yet wherefore? Quench within their burning bed
  Thy fiery tears, and let thy loud heart keep,
  Like his, a mute and uncomplaining sleep;
  For he is gone, where all things wise and fair
  Descend;—oh, dream not that the amorous Deep         25
  Will yet restore him to the vital air;
Death feeds on his mute voice, and laughs at our despair.
 
  Most musical of mourners, weep again!
  Lament anew, Urania!—He died,
  Who was the Sire of an immortal strain,         30
  Blind, old, and lonely, when his country’s pride,
  The priest, the slave, and the liberticide,
  Trampled and mocked with many a loathèd rite
  Of lust and blood; he went, unterrified,
  Into the gulf of death; but his clear Sprite         35
Yet reigns o’er earth; the third among the sons of light.
 
  Most musical of mourners, weep anew!
  Not all to that bright station dared to climb;
  And happier they their happiness who knew,
  Whose tapers yet burn through that night of time         40
  In which suns perished; others more sublime,
  Struck by the envious wrath of man or god,
  Have sunk, extinct in their refulgent prime;
  And some yet live, treading the thorny road,
Which leads, through toil and hate, to Fame’s serene abode.         45
 
  But now, thy youngest, dearest one has perished,
  The nursling of thy widowhood, who grew,
  Like a pale flower by some sad maiden cherished,
  And fed with true-love tears, instead of dew;
  Most musical of mourners, weep anew!         50
  Thy extreme hope, the loveliest and last,
  The bloom, whose petals nipt before they blew
  Died on the promise of the fruit, is waste;
The broken lily lies—the storm is overpast.
 
  To that high Capital, where kingly Death         55
  Keeps his pale court in beauty and decay,
  He came; and bought, with price of purest breath,
  A grave among the eternal—Come away!
  Haste, while the vault of blue Italian day
  Is yet his fitting charnel-roof! while still         60
  He lies, as if in dewy sleep he lay;
  Awake him not! surely he takes his fill
Of deep and liquid rest, forgetful of all ill.
 
  He will awake no more, oh, never more!—
  Within the twilight chamber spreads apace,         65
  The shadow of white Death, and at the door
  Invisible Corruption waits to trace
  His extreme way to her dim dwelling-place;
  The eternal Hunger sits, but pity and awe
  Soothe her pale rage, nor dares she to deface         70
  So fair a prey, till darkness, and the law
Of change shall o’er his sleep the mortal curtain draw.
 
  Oh weep for Adonais!—The quick Dreams,
  The passion-wingèd Ministers of thought,
  Who were his flocks, whom near the living streams         75
  Of his young spirit he fed, and whom he taught
  The love which was its music, wander not,—
  Wander no more, from kindling brain to brain,
  But droop there, whence they sprung; and mourn their lot
  Round the cold heart, where, after their sweet pain,         80
They ne’er will gather strength, or find a home again.
 
  And one with trembling hands clasps his cold head,
  And fans him with her moonlight wings, and cries;
  ‘Our love, our hope, our sorrow, is not dead;
  See, on the silken fringe of his faint eyes,         85
  Like dew upon a sleeping flower, there lies
  A tear some Dream has loosened from his brain.’
  Lost Angel of a ruined Paradise!
  She knew not ’twas her own; as with no stain
She faded, like a cloud which had outwept its rain.         90
 
  One from a lucid urn of starry dew
  Washed his light limbs as if embalming them;
  Another clipt her profuse locks, and threw
  The wreath upon him, like an anadem,
  Which frozen tears instead of pearls begem;         95
  Another in her wilful grief would break
  Her bow and wingèd reeds, as if to stem
  A greater loss with one which was more week;
And dull the barbèd fire against his frozen cheek.
 
  Another Splendour on his mouth alit,         100
  That mouth, whence it was wont to draw the breath
  Which gave it strength to pierce the guarded wit,
  And pass into the panting heart beneath
  With lightning and with music: the damp death
  Quenched its caress upon his icy lips;         105
  And, as a dying meteor stains a wreath
  Of moonlight vapour, which the cold night clips,
It flushed through his pale limbs, and passed to its eclipse.
 
  And others came … Desires and Adorations,
  Wingèd Persuasions and veiled Destinies,         110
  Splendours and Glooms, and glimmering Incarnations
  Of hopes and fears, and twilight Phantasies;
  And Sorrow, with her family of Sighs,
  And Pleasure, blind with tears, led by the gleam
  Of her own dying smile instead of eyes,         115
  Came in slow pomp;—the moving pomp might seem
Like pageantry of mist on an autumnal stream.
 
  All he had loved, and moulded into thought,
  From shape, and hue, and odour, and sweet sound,
  Lamented Adonais. Morning sought         120
  Her eastern watch-tower, and her hair unbound,
  Wet with the tears which should adorn the ground,
  Dimmed the ae¨rial eyes that kindle day;
  Afar the melancholy thunder moaned,
  Pale Ocean in unquiet slumber lay,         125
And the wild winds flew round, sobbing in their dismay.
 
  Lost Echo sits amid the voiceless mountains,
  And feeds her grief with his remembered lay,
  And will no more reply to winds or fountains,
  Or amorous birds perched on the young green spray,         130
  Or herdsman’s horn, or bell at closing day;
  Since she can mimic not his lips, more dear
  Than those for whose disdain she pined away
  Into a shadow of all sounds:—a drear
Murmur, between their songs, is all the woodmen hear.         135
 
  Grief made the young Spring wild, and she threw down
  Her kindling buds, as if she Autumn were,
  Or they dead leaves; since her delight is flown
  For whom should she have waked the sullen year?
  To Phoebus was not Hyacinth so dear         140
  Nor to himself Narcissus, as to both
  Thou, Adonais: wan they stand and sere
  Amid the faint companions of their youth,
With dew all turned to tears; odour, to sighing ruth.
 
  Thy spirit’s sister, the lorn nightingale,         145
  Mourns not her mate with such melodious pain;
  Not so the eagle, who like thee could scale
  Heaven, and could nourish in the sun’s domain
  Her mighty youth with morning, doth complain,
  Soaring and screaming round her empty nest,         150
  As Albion wails for thee; the curse of Cain
  Light on his head who pierced thy innocent breast,
And scared the angel soul that was its earthly guest!
 
  Ah, woe is me! Winter is come and gone,
  But grief returns with the revolving year;         155
  The airs and streams renew their joyous tone:
  The ants, the bees, the swallows reappear;
  Fresh leaves and flowers deck the dead Seasons’ bier;
  The amorous birds now pair in every brake,
  And build their mossy homes in field and brere;         160
  And the green lizard, and the golden snake,
Like unimprisoned flames, out of their trance awake.
 
  Through wood and stream and field and hill and Ocean
  A quickening life from the Earth’s heart has burst
  As it has ever done, with change and motion,         165
  From the great morning of the world when first
  God dawned on Chaos; in its stream immersed
  The lamps of Heaven flash with a softer light;
  All baser things pant with life’s sacred thirst;
  Diffuse themselves; and spend in love’s delight,         170
The beauty and the joy of their renewèd might.
 
  The leprous corpse touched by this spirit tender
  Exhales itself in flowers of gentle breath;
  Like incarnations of the stars, when splendour
  Is changed to fragrance, they illumine death         175
  And mock the merry worm that wakes beneath;
  Nought we know, dies. Shall that alone which knows
  Be as a sword consumed before the sheath
  By sightless lightning?—the intense atom glows
A moment, then is quenched in a most cold repose.         180
 
  Alas! that all we loved of him should be
  But for our grief, as if it had not been,
  And grief itself be mortal! Woe is me!
  Whence are we, and why are we? of what scene
  The actors or spectators? Great and mean         185
  Meet massed in death, who lends what life must borrow.
  As long as skies are blue, and fields are green,
  Evening must usher night, night urge the morrow,
Month follow month with woe, and year wake year to sorrow.
 
  He will awake no more, oh, never more!         190
  ‘Wake thou,’ cried Misery, ‘childless Mother, rise
  Out of thy sleep, and slake, in thy heart’s core,
  A wound more fierce than his, with tears and sighs.’
  And all the Dreams that watched Urania’s eyes,
  And all the Echoes whom their sister’s song         195
  Had held in holy silence, cried: ‘Arise!’
  Swift as a Thought by the snake Memory stung,
From her ambrosial rest the fading Splendour sprung.
 
  She rose like an autumnal Night, that springs
  Out of the East, and follows wild and drear         200
  The golden Day, which, on eternal wings,
  Even as a ghost abandoning a bier,
  Had left the Earth a corpse. Sorrow and fear
  So struck, so roused, so rapt Urania;
  So saddened round her like an atmosphere         205
  Of stormy mist; so swept her on her way
Even to the mournful place where Adonais lay.
 
  Out of her secret Paradise she sped,
  Through camps and cities rough with stone, and steel,
  And human hearts, which to her airy tread         210
  Yielding not, wounded the invisible
  Palms of her tender feet where’er they fell:
  And barbèd tongues, and thoughts more sharp than they
  Rent the soft Form they never could repel,
  Whose sacred blood, like the young tears of May,         215
Paved with eternal flowers that undeserving way.
 
  In the death-chamber for a moment Death,
  Shamed by the presence of that living Might,
  Blushed to annihilation, and the breath
  Revisited those lips, and Life’s pale light         220
  Flashed through those limbs, so late her dear delight.
  ‘Leave me not wild and drear and comfortless,
  As silent lightning leaves the starless night!
  Leave me not!’ cried Urania: her distress
Roused Death: Death rose and smiled, and met her vain caress.         225
 
  ‘Stay yet awhile! speak to me once again;
  Kiss me, so long but as a kiss may live;
  And in my heartless breast and burning brain
  That word, that kiss, shall all thoughts else survive,
  With food of saddest memory kept alive,         230
  Now thou art dead, as dead, as if it were a part
  Of thee, my Adonais! I would give
  All that I am to be as thou now art!
But I am chained to Time, and cannot thence depart!
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This Truth, All Must Find Dear Hope They Embrace


This Earth, this accumulation of life
a great mass of air, water, rock, and soil
a dark world, where danger cuts like a knife
man gets bread and water by daily toil.

O' but those pleasures of heart-sweet dreams cast.
Calm, peaceful sea, ship sailing at full mast.

This World, its beauty that rivals its dark
a great mass of people, buildings and cars
a cauldron of darkness violently stark
all made from explosions of long-dead stars.

O' but those pleasures of heart-sweet dreams cast.
Calm, peaceful sea, ship sailing at full mast.

This Life, its joys, heartaches, and epic pains
a mystery, a climb, race against time
a harvest of precious golden grains
romance, verses born of sweet rhythmic rhyme.

O' but those pleasures of heart-sweet dreams cast.
Calm, peaceful sea, ship sailing at full mast.

This Truth, all must find dear hope they embrace
a revelation, a desire, love
a newfound world of divinely sent grace
giftings of manna from Heaven above.

O' but those pleasures of heart-sweet dreams cast.
Calm, peaceful sea, ship sailing at full mast.

Robert J. Lindley, 10-14-2020
Rhyme( When The Days Have Flown, Into That Mystical Mist )

 

 

 

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Date: 10/23/2020 9:06:00 PM
Shelley, Keats..,and Lindley. A sign of the times. -Richard
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Date: 10/17/2020 3:12:00 AM
(2) ... this is another testament to your insight and dedication to quality, and I am starting this day with a ray of sunshine because of it, (despite the pouring rain outside). Blessings and thanks to you, Friend - much to be proud of here, and much meat for the hungry, poetic souls! :-)
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Date: 10/17/2020 8:45:00 AM
Thank you, yes the hungry souls are the ones that I write to and for and I pray that they are blessed and well nourished. Tho' oft it is hard to keep on course but dedication demands if one falls, they rise again to journeyed onward with stouter heart, keener mind and increasing dedication to give unto others. God bless..
Date: 10/17/2020 3:12:00 AM
Sir Roberto, I thank you once again for the care and intent you put into everything you do ... perhaps we ARE a bit "outdated" when it comes to our views of the world and love and life, (and poetry), but if so, I am PROUD of that label and wear it with honor! I get discouraged, too, but we have to remember that sometimes it's enough that we DO what we do, despite lack of recognition, and that the purpose of our craft and creativity is not always evident to us ...
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Date: 10/17/2020 8:40:00 AM
Thank you my learned friend. One must stay true to core principles and write with a true heart to be a poet. We see the evidence of that in the golden poets of old. They that laid the great foundation of poetry and what it became. As you and I both see, both well know must not be belitted, ignored or replaced by modern vanity, error, or over-hyping of modern poetic verse when it does not rate well against that of the great poetic masters of the past. Stay true to the spirit and write as the true soul gives its best to the world.. God bless..
Date: 10/15/2020 9:34:00 PM
Your poem sings my friend. I see you abridged Percy's poem from when you initially put up the blog. If I remember correctly - about 500 lines? Good to see another blog from you, and as always, you and your family remain in my prayers.
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Date: 10/16/2020 2:33:00 AM
Thank you my dear friend. All prayers are sincerely welcomed and appreciated. My wife is standing up bravely as she undergoes these chemo treatments. And the resulting bad days after each one. I marvel at both her strength and her immense depths of faith... God bless...
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Date: 10/16/2020 2:25:00 AM
Thank you my friend. Yes, I shortened the presented Elegy poem. As I thought many will not read one that long or else decide that it takes too much time. Also placed the Elegy poem ahead of my tribute poem. As it reveals the talent , insight and poetic prowess of its author- far better than my humble offering ever could. Mine just represents my admiration and acknowledgement of both poets greatness, Shelley and Keats. God bless....
Date: 10/15/2020 9:31:00 AM
My wonderful friend, The elegy you posted is awesome! The dramatic beauty and artistry is breathtaking. Your poem posted here is a deep reflective piece on the lights and darks of our world, within and without, our hearts and souls and that which surrounds us that we cannot control.. but your lovely refrain keeps us grounded in the light. The mastery of your poetry is awe-inspiring as is the depth and breadth of your study of this art form. The Romantic poets speak to us both, Robert. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
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Date: 10/16/2020 2:30:00 AM
Thank you my dear friend. One must face reality and fight to the max for life, love, family and their art. To me to do less is dishonorable. Although to do so - is an extremely tough row to hoe. I pray my actions express well my adherence to my core principles and my dedication to both my beloved family and also to my love of poetry as well. God bless.
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Date: 10/15/2020 8:25:00 PM
Dear Robert, I know of your struggle and I know of your passion to lend insight into the soul of poetry, and into the soul of 'one' very gifted and dedicated poet who, studies the old masters and then, pours his heart and soul onto the page.. indeed; "To not attempt to continue is not an option." I, and I'm sure many others here, truly appreciate you and your drive to continue, especially in these dark times.
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Date: 10/15/2020 3:35:00 PM
With this blog, this iinformation on those poets I have tried to give a view , an insight into why I write. Why I struggle ever onward. To not attempt to continue is not an option. Poetry inspires, heals, gifts and comforts in many ways. Especially now in these dark times..
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Date: 10/15/2020 3:31:00 PM
Thank you my friend. That the romantics speak so eloquently is one of the great many treasures of poetry. We both see and feel that blessing, that much needed connection, imho. To write and it be true poetry--it must come from heart and soul.... To honor poetry, one must not hold back but instead give all. As did the legendary romantics...The great poets of old that so inspire so many new poets now.
Date: 10/14/2020 10:55:00 AM
Of earthen soil greater beauty was born. * Glows glimmering in shades of darken night.* A soothing balm, for the broken forlorn.* Sensual images gifting sweet sight.*Love's gems set to overcome sad in life. *Art cast forth as if by hands of God.* Relief to deny aching pains of strife.* Illumination, wherever man trods...
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Date: 10/14/2020 10:42:00 AM
The Romantic Poets A list of the major Romantic Poets. poet William Blake (1757 – 1827) Byron Lord Byron (1782 – 1824) poet John Keats (1795 – 1821) poet William Wordsworth (1770 – 1850) Samuel-Taylor-Coleridge Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 – 1834) shelley Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792 – 1822) matthew-arnold Matthew Arnold (1822 – 1888) John-Clare John Clare (1793 – 1864)
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Date: 10/14/2020 10:31:00 AM
Shelley Poems--- Adonais: An Elegy on the Death of John Keats, Alastor: Or The Spirit Of Solitude Bereavement introduction Love’s Philosophy Mutability Ode To A Skylark Ode To The West Wind Ozymandias Queen Mab Song Song Of Proserpine Stanzas Written In Dejection The Cloud To Night When The Lamp Is Shattered *********************** Each a true masterpiece of poetry and immense poetic genius. Robert J. Lindley...
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8/14/2020 Defiance, The Gods Fall, And Mortal Reign Begins Rhymeappreciation,creation,ded
8/10/2020 Will She Shed Tears On My Headstone Rhymedeath,deep,funeral,goodby
8/9/2020 Under Soft Moonlit Skies, Lonely Howls Heard Rhymeart,native american,race,
8/8/2020 Illuminations, Temptations, Life's Travails Endured Rhymeappreciation,art,dedicati
8/7/2020 Within Oceans Of Passion's Might Romanticismbeauty,dedication,feeling
7/29/2020 A Mother's Love, Steels Her To Infinite Faith And Sacrifice Rhymeappreciation,character,de
7/27/2020 Sailing Away From Dark That Wrecks Havoc On Earth Romanticismart,beautiful,heaven,love
7/26/2020 Always Together, In The Great Bye And Bye Romanticismart,blessing,emotions,mem
7/24/2020 Written From A Poetic Heart's True Renderings Sonnetappreciation,art,creation
7/23/2020 The Epic Vow, The Long Journey, And Destination Found Free verseappreciation,art,hero,jou
7/22/2020 Discovery Of What Sadness Lies Just Behind The Curtain Sonnetart,death,deep,farewell,f
7/19/2020 Morning Trek Into Sanctity Of That Invisible Place Rhymeart,
7/19/2020 And The Desperate Heart Seeks To Atone Rhymeart,
7/19/2020 Now At Last Into Hell's Dungeon He Was Cast, The First Battle, Part One Rhymedark,raven,
7/18/2020 I Love Sweet Tender, Kisses That Beg More Sonnetart,creation,deep,growth,
7/18/2020 Tale Of False Image Of The Beautiful Temptress Rhymeappreciation,art,betrayal
7/17/2020 Bird Of Paradise Rhymeappreciation,art,beautifu
7/17/2020 Tribute To Youth And The Days Imagination and Boyhood Dreams Rhymeappreciation,boy,childhoo
7/16/2020 Vicissitudes Of A Rambling Life Once Lived Rhymeallusion,art,conflict,ima
7/11/2020 Aphrodite, In Sweet Dreams Of Bliss I Cry Out To You, Sonnet Doubles Sonnetappreciation,art,beauty,d
7/10/2020 Instead, I Choose To Honor And Then Gift Rhymeappreciation,art,enduranc
7/8/2020 Eternity Exists That We May Love Romanticismbeauty,deep,love,passion,
7/6/2020 I Write And Write Oft Through The Night, Words Dedicated To All Poets Rhymeappreciation,art,beautifu
7/5/2020 And The Desperate Heart Seeks To Atone Rhymeart,creation,deep,heart,l
7/2/2020 Within Mysteries, The Dark and Decay Also Hides Free verseappreciation,art,creation
6/30/2020 The Night The Ravishing Vampire Came To Feast Narrativeart,creation,dark,faith,h
6/28/2020 That Which Held Me In A Magical Spell Rhymeappreciation,creation,dar
6/27/2020 Moonlit Rays Bounce On Jasmine Scented Hair Sonnetemotions,meaningful,memor
6/26/2020 Within A Realm Few Are Ever Unfortunate Enough To Wake Up In, Part Two Free verseappreciation,art,courage,
6/25/2020 Within A Realm Few Are Ever Unfortunate Enough To Wake Up In,Part One Free verseart,conflict,creation,dar
6/24/2020 Dawn's Glory Is In Its Whispering Glow Rhymeday,hope,inspiration,joy,
6/23/2020 I Once Cried To Be Stardust In Your Eyes Sonnetdestiny,fate,heartbroken,
6/23/2020 Incarnations Of What Love's Blessed Paradise Extols Sonnetbeautiful,destiny,heart,l
6/23/2020 In Silent Hours, When Hope May Truly Touch Sonnetfaith,love,power,silence,
6/22/2020 As Years And Life Thus Ever Onward Flow Rhymedeep,fate,humanity,meanin
6/20/2020 None Are Immune To Ceaseless Ravages Of Time Rhymeart,deep,humanity,life,me
6/18/2020 Within Hall Of Heroes His Soul Must Surely Be Sonnetappreciation,courage,frie
6/18/2020 Epitaph Of An Old Friend, An Honorable Man Rhymeappreciation,friend,heart
6/18/2020 To Leave Melancholy Waters Behind Rhymeart,growth,inspiration,li
6/15/2020 In Youth, Our Eyes Are But Dark Jaded Spheres Sonnetart,fate,journey,life,sym
6/15/2020 Once Cast Into Stormy Winds, Words Decrying Fate Rhymeconflict,fate,loss,pain,s
6/15/2020 Love Fruits, Passion's Meals On Which I Once Sup Sonnetappreciation,art,bird,lif
6/14/2020 Haiku-Triples, Poems Born From Seeking Nature's Golden Treasures Haikuappreciation,art,imagery,
6/13/2020 Clock Sounding, Its Hum Of Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock, Double Chained Sonnets Sonnetappreciation,art,humanity
6/12/2020 Night Of Shadow, Poe, House Of Usher's Bloody Dust Rhymecreation,dark,dedication,
6/11/2020 Celebrating Glory Of The Ancient Olympic Games Rhymeappreciation,art,
6/10/2020 Born To Bleed Onto Eager Page, What Fate Has This Life Decreed Rhymeappreciation,art,
6/10/2020 Child Of My Left Hand, Hide No More In Shadows Wide And Deep Sonnetappreciation,art,deep,mea
6/10/2020 There In Glistening Dewdrops, Invisible Worlds May Lie Sonnetart,deep,meaningful,
6/10/2020 When The Beach Is So Lonely And The Waves So Cold Sonnetappreciation,art,deep,poe
6/10/2020 May We In Passion's Sweetest Breath Therein Abide Sonnetart,passion,romance,
6/10/2020 Truth Is A Testament Of Our Deep Love Romanticismappreciation,art,love,mem
6/10/2020 I Walked The Wet Sands, Just Beyond Lapping Waves Sonnetappreciation,art,deep,lif
6/10/2020 I That Once In Youth Thought To Be A God Rhymeallusion,appreciation,con
6/10/2020 Grows The Night Verseanxiety,art,creation,deep
6/9/2020 To Leave Melancholy Waters Behind Rhymeart,dream,imagery,imagina
6/7/2020 Recollecting A Sad Memory, A Loss And A Dream Quatrainassonance,dark,deep,judge
6/6/2020 When Life Looks Above The Dusty Ground Haikuart,creation,deep,life,me
6/6/2020 Of The Full Sum And The Withering Of The Vine Rhymeart,deep,fate,humanity,jo
6/4/2020 Upon Battlefields Fallen True, Their Bloody Dead Sonnetappreciation,art,courage,
6/1/2020 She Wore Blue Dress, Flowers Her Laurel Crown Rhymeappreciation,art,beauty,i
5/29/2020 Of Fate And The Choosing Between Scylla and Charybdis Rhymeart,encouraging,fate,hist
5/17/2020 Nightmares, Ravages Of A Prometheus, Free And Unchained from my new blog Rhymeappreciation,art,deep,hum
5/16/2020 When Yesterday's Ghost Rises From Its Grave, 4th poem, From my blog, A Quartet Of Poems Rhymeart,deep,identity,judgeme
5/15/2020 Once A Revolutionary Serpent Came To My Door 3rd poem, From my blog, A Quartet Of Poems Rhymeart,character,creation,de
5/14/2020 Part Two, Bites As Hungry Shark, Yet I Am Still Here Writing Rhymeappreciation,art,deep,per
5/13/2020 Part One, There Is A Dangerous Sun Now A'Rising Rhymeappreciation,art,deep,hum
5/12/2020 Poetic Verses Cast On Angel Of My First True Love Rhymeangel,appreciation,beauty
5/12/2020 Thanking Heavens Above For Your Every Breath Sonnetappreciation,art,beauty,c
5/11/2020 The Nightmare And The Chaos Raven Sent Into Poe's Poetic World Rhymeappreciation,art,creation
5/8/2020 On Mythology And Heroes, Part One Medusa, monster hideous beyond comprehension Rhymeart,creation,fantasy,hero
5/5/2020 At Peace And In Sweet Awe Of Bronze Shaving Of New Rising Moon Rhymeappreciation,art,blessing

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The Perfect Painting Rhymeart,beauty,
MoUNTAIN DRoP Rhymedeath,depression,
Beauty Exposed Rhymelife,
Diamond in the Sky Sonnetstar,
Beautiful Day Free verseseasons,
Angel Tears Light Verseangel,
In One Fell Swoop Free verselost love,
What the Angels Whisper Free versegod,hope,youth,
Put Your Head on My Shoulder Light Versedance,romantic,
A Shade From The Past Sonnetart,nostalgia,people,
I Am The Mighty Mountain Personificationearth,mountains,
Black Diamond Night Epicbody,death,history,lonely
Death Blows a Hollow Horn Sonnetdeath,
To a Despondent Friend Quatraindepression,
If Walls Could Speak Narrativefeelings,for him,joy,toge
The Ripping Free verseabuse,addiction,anger,ang
Written in a Graveyard Sonnetdeath,
Spring on the Wind Rhymechange,nature,spring,
A Letter to Emily Dickinson Rhymepoetess,
White Lace Sonnetlife,seasons
Invitation Rhymelost love,
Crying River Balladbeautiful,cry,deep,freedo
Colours in our lives Rhymebeauty,color,
Stairway to the Stars Free versefarewell,kiss,
His Song and Mine I do not know?bird,life,poems,prison,,L
Echoes in the Stone Epicadventure,death,hero,hist
Daddy Free verseblue,dad,depression,fathe
Midnight Poet Free verseaddiction,character,devot
Indian Ink Dramatic Verseabuse,autumn,death,deep,f
Amidst the Fallen Petals Free verselonging,love,
The tree of life Rhymeage,child,death,mystery,t
A New Love Found Free verseinspirational,
A New Bird Rhymebirth,
Autumn's Gown Rhymecolor,inspiration,
The Evil Eye Rhymeevil,
Our little Haven Rhymecousin,fairy,fantasy,gree
When Love Found Me Rhymeblessing,love,
In An Old Cathedral Rhymeloneliness,love,
Kresge's Five And Dime Stores Rhymenostalgia,
Bobcat Moon Rhymeautumn,friendship,loss,mo
Mist Song Rhymebeauty,music,nature,
Her Hidden Gem Rhymemother,voice,
My Fallen Brother Rhymeangst,brother,history,los
The Clock it Mocks Free versebreak up,heartbroken,jeal
Wild Love Narrativegarden,love,rose,sweet,
Sunset Tableau Versepain,
Eccentric Eyes Sonnetpain,
Church Quatrainblessing,change,devotion,
Eyes of Blue Rhymefreedom,hero,memorial day
Intolerable Rhymeabuse,betrayal,racism,
Starstruck in your deep Beauty Free versebeautiful,beauty,flower,l
O The Grieving Free versedeath,funeral,grief,
The Sowing Free versedevotion,
Holding a wilting red rose Versedeath,mother,mothers day,
Sweet Memories Rhymelost love,
I Walk on Water Free verseintrospection,life,
MY DAY IS COMING Rhymefriendship,journey,life,
Ancient Warrior Iambic Pentameterangst,culture,native amer
Star Gazer Free verseallegory,beauty,metaphor,
SOMETIMES Rhymeblessing,thanks,
Heaven or Hell Free versedark,heaven,light,love,
The Blackberry and The Rose Personificationimagination
THE LORDS SWEET MORNING Rhymemusic,nature,
But I Must Stay Villanellesad,
Oak Rhymetree,
Conquer Rhymedepression,
Rain over Vietnam Quaternrain,war,
Strong Point Sonnetlove,
Letting Go Rhymeson,
Ragnarok: The Storm Epyllionweather,
When Bubbles Dissipate Tankabeautiful,beauty,i love y
I Hate You All Light Versedark,death,philosophy,sad
That Still Small Voice Quatraingod,prayer,relationship,
Contest Consternation Free versecommunity,poetry,words,
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Light Versesoldier,violence,war,
Winter Rhymelife,
The Black Dragon Free versecorruption,courage,hope,w
Tie-Dyed Sky Blank versebeauty,imagery,love,roman
Long Distance Dreamer Light Versebeautiful,i miss you,long
Write you OUT Free versegoodbye,how i feel,
Speaking with a loud quiet voice Free verseblessing,father,
So She Broke your Heart Free verseanalogy,betrayal,hope,lov
Let the music play on Free versefirst love,music,
The Bleeding Sky Versehistory,patriotic,remembe
A PENNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS Sonnetdeep,hope,
Hey you Free verseanger,conflict,forgivenes
Whilst walking through the woods Sonnetanimal,beauty,bird,nature
- A Simple Rose - Versebeauty,flower,
Headache Free versefreedom,success,
What is Love Sonnetlove,
Outside Looking In Rhymecharacter,community,histo
JE SUIS CHARLIE -- Afterthought Narrativecourage,death,dedication,
Fragment Trioletlight
Releasing Me Sonnethappiness,peace,
The Peephole that is the Moon Rhymefaith,god,heaven,hope,
December Magic Quintain (English)nature,
Why So Afraid Iambic Pentameterlove,
Aquarius Coupletimagery,water,
Lamb Rhymechristian,hope,spiritual,
Be Courageous Above All Didacticallegory,appreciation,cou

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Poet Destroyer A United States Flag United States Read
Annalise Brigham...a.k.a. Audrey Haick United States Flag United States Read
Keith O.J. Hunt Canada Flag Canada Read
Sunshine Smile Norway Flag Norway Read
Sara Kendrick United States Flag United States Read
JAN ALLISON Isle Of Man Flag Isle Of Man Read
Jake Ponce Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Carolyn Devonshire United States Flag United States Read
Vera Duggan Australia Flag Australia Read
Robert Nehls United States Flag United States Read
Joyce Johnson United States Flag United States Read
Eileen Manassian _Not Listed Flag _Not Listed Read
lisa duggan Australia Flag Australia Read
Barbara Gorelick United States Flag United States Read
Gary Bateman Germany Flag Germany Read
liam mcdaid Ireland Flag Ireland Read
Gry Christensen United States Flag United States Read
arthur vaso Canada Flag Canada Read
Debbie Guzzi United States Flag United States Read
Roy Jerden United States Flag United States Read
James Fraser United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Robert Lindley United States Flag United States Read
Richard Lamoureux Canada Flag Canada Read
Paul Callus Malta Flag Malta Read
Miss Sassy United States Flag United States Read
cherl dunn United States Flag United States Read
KP Nunez Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Peter Lewis Holmes Viet Nam Flag Viet Nam Read
David O'Haolin Whalen United States Flag United States Read
Keith Bickerstaffe United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Lu Loo United States Flag United States Read
Connie Marcum Wong United States Flag United States Read
Lin Lane United States Flag United States Read
Vladislav Raven United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Gail Foster United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Pandita Sanchez United States Flag United States Read
Danetta Barney United States Flag United States Read
Tom Quigley United States Flag United States Read
jill spagnola United States Flag United States Read
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Kelly Deschler United States Flag United States Read
lg ds Thailand Flag Thailand Read
Feli Elizab United States Flag United States Read
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Miraj Raha India Flag India Read
Sarai Virden United States Flag United States Read
Monterey Sirak United States Flag United States Read
Bev Smith United States Flag United States Read
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Jessica Thompson United States Flag United States Read
Charmaine Chircop Malta Flag Malta Read
Timothy Hicks United States Flag United States Read
Sandra Haight United States Flag United States Read
Tim Smith United States Flag United States Read
Suzanne Delaney United States Flag United States Read
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Constance La France Canada Flag Canada Read
Daniel Turner United States Flag United States Read
Manmath Dalei India Flag India Read
kabuteng P.iNk k. Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Robert L. Hinshaw United States Flag United States Read
nette onclaud Philippines Flag Philippines Read
harry horsman Australia Flag Australia Read
Red Fiery Singapore Flag Singapore Read
Brian Davey United States Flag United States Read
Keith Trestrail Trinidad and Tobago Flag Trinidad and Tobago Read
Walter T. Ashe United States Flag United States Read
Carrie Richards United States Flag United States Read
Anisha Dutta India Flag India Read
CayCay Jennings United States Flag United States Read
Emile Pinet Canada Flag Canada Read
Teddy Kimathi Kenya Flag Kenya Read
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Rhonda Johnson-Saunders United States Flag United States Read
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Faye Gibson United States Flag United States Read
michael tor United States Flag United States Read
Carol Eastman United States Flag United States Read
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Maurice Yvonne Canada Flag Canada Read
Elaine George Canada Flag Canada Read
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Shadow Hamilton United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Charles Henderson United States Flag United States Read
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Eve Roper United States Flag United States Read
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