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New Blog on, Ekphrasis And Its Spurring Quest For Greater Imagery In Verse

Blog Posted:6/5/2021 5:53:00 AM

New Blog on,

Ekphrasis And Its Spurring Quest For Greater Imagery In Verse

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(1.)

Ekphrasis on, The Spinners

(Las Hilanderas) artist, Diego Velazquez

 

colors, fabric missing painter's glaze

     spun within moonbeam's glow

threads entangled in beautiful gaze

majestic, with heart-sought truth in tow

 

by mortal flesh and heart-sights thus sewn

     born-  sky,  water and land

expressions, vanity's undertones

imagination,  from spinning hands

 

from earth, cascading heavenly clouds

     windows - life's wondrous stage

Turin, mystery and famous shroud

digital world, techno all the rage

 

wondrous explosion, breathtaking scenes

    hope, mankind's fleeing race

dark's blight, Gods births, depths obscene

humanity searching - divine grace

 

spirals of color, artistic flair

     three spinners- flowing skies

imagination, beyond compare

artists, weavers and spirited eyes.

 

Robert J. Lindley , 6-01-2021

Ekphrasis on, The Spinners,

Artist- Diego Velazquez

This creation, inspired by my having read  JCB Brul's poem,

"Ekphrasis on House of Parliament At Sunset"- of Claude Monet's

famed painting series , 1899--1901….

 

(2.)

My, My How Illusions Have Ever Brighter Grown

 

Fading memories, sweet years further away flown

Of the here and now- seedings of future unknown

My, my how illusions have ever brighter grown

And in fabric of time's wrath early deaths are sewn!

 

Seas and waving folds in this universe collide.

Ripples of dying love -hurt I cannot abide.

 

There residing within dark's bursts of spastic pains

A splash of paint ten thousand broken mirrors stains

My, my how illusions wash decayed remains

And hungry wolf to dying sheep never explains!

 

Seas and waving folds in this universe collide.

Ripples of dying love -hurt I cannot abide.

 

Fading memories, sweet years further away flown

Of the here and now- seedings of future unknown

My, my how illusions have ever brighter grown

And in fabric of time's wrath early deaths are sewn!

 

Seas and waving folds in this universe collide.

Ripples of dying love -hurt I cannot abide.

Robert J. Lindley,

Rhyme, (  From A Far Deeper Gaze Into The Looking Glass )

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(3.)

Memories, Dreaming Again Of That Bliss

 

romance and that velvet kiss

deep softness in that sweet touch

as moon-cast glimmers danced

dreaming again of that bliss.

 

nights and you  soft satin sheets

open window fragrant breeze

as bright moon-shot gleaming fell

romance clocked both heartbeats.

 

beauty's glow, in eyes of blue

passion, mountains of fervor

as moon, its love-song preached

naked bodies, me and you.

 

eternal desires, your love

youthful dreams of wondrous nights

as moon-whispers, fell about

treasure, you- gems from above.

 

romance and that velvet kiss

deep softness in that sweet touch

as moon-cast glimmers danced

dreaming again of that bliss.

Robert J. Lindley,

Romanticism, 

( Poetic verses on sweet days of yore )

woke 3am, composed from a sweet dream

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Notes:  -  Three links

(1.)

http://www.diegovelazquez.net/spinners/

(2.)

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Diego-Velazquez

 

The Spinners (Las Hilanderas)

 

Spinners (Las Hilanderas) Diego Velazquez

One of the most admired and complex paintings by the Spanish painter Diego Velazquez is this one, Las Hilanderas. Also known as The Spinners, or The Fable of Arachne, the painting is a depiction of the mythological tale of Arachne, which is originally described in Ovid's Metamorphoses, book VI.

In this story, a weaving competition takes place between Arachne and Pallas Athena, the patron goddess of weaving. After hearing of Arachne's boastful claims that she possessed spinning skills which could not be matched, the goddess challenged Arachne. Upon seeing the scene depicted on Arachne's completed tapestry, which she perceived to show the gods in a negative light, Pallas Athena turned Arachne into a spider, condemning her to weave forever. It is this competition we see about to commence in The Spinners. Rather than portraying the climactic scene of the tale, where Arachne experiences her transformation, Velazquez chose instead to render the scene just before the contest is truly underway.

 

While the subject of mythology was a common one for painters of the Renaissance or Baroque eras, it is Velazquez's avoidance of the primary drama of the story that makes this painting so unique and enigmatic, leaving many to ponder its complexities even today. Often interpreted as an allegory for the arts themselves, The Spinners is viewed by many to be a commentary on all creative endeavours; a representation of craft against high art, with the Arachne serving as craft and the goddess symbolizing fine arts. Still other analysts assert that possibly Diego Velazquez was merely claiming in this piece that to create substantial works of art, one must do the hard work that is required.

 

Some details pertaining to the commission of The Spinners are uncertain, further lending an enigmatic air to the painting. Based on the complexity of composition and other stylistic elements such as economical use of paint, tones of lightness, and the unmistakable Italian Baroque influence, many scholars have dated the piece to have been created in 1657. However, this has been disputed by some, who date the painting somewhere between 1644–50. What is certain is that The Spinners was painted for King Philip IV’s huntsman, Don Pedro de Arce. While Diego Velazquez's thoughts behind creating The Spinners will likely never be made clear to us, the fact that it leaves us discussing, pondering, and interpreting so deeply all these many years later is the mark of a great work of art, indeed.

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(2.)

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Diego-Velazquez

 

Diego Velázquez

Spanish painter

  WRITTEN BY

Enriqueta Harris-Frankfort

Honorary Fellow of the Warburg Institute, University of London. Author of Goya; Velázquez; and others.

Diego Velázquez, in full Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez, (baptized June 6, 1599, Sevilla, Spain—died August 6, 1660, Madrid), the most important Spanish painter of the 17th century, a giant of Western art.

 

Diego Velázquez: Las meninas

Las meninas (with a self-portrait of the artist at the left, reflections of Philip IV and Queen Mariana in the mirror at the back of the room, and the infanta Margarita with her meninas, or maids of honour, in the foreground), oil on canvas by Diego Velázquez, c. 1656; in the Prado Museum, Madrid.

 

Velázquez is universally acknowledged as one of the world’s greatest artists. The naturalistic style in which he was trained provided a language for the expression of his remarkable power of observation in portraying both the living model and still life. Stimulated by the study of 16th-century Venetian painting, he developed from a master of faithful likeness and characterization into the creator of masterpieces of visual impression unique in his time. With brilliant diversity of brushstrokes and subtle harmonies of colour, he achieved effects of form and texture, space, light, and atmosphere that make him the chief forerunner of 19th-century French Impressionism.

 

The principal source of information about Velázquez’s early career is the treatise Arte de la pintura (“The Art of Painting”), published in 1649 by his master and father-in-law Francisco Pacheco, who is more important as a biographer and theoretician than as a painter. The first complete biography of Velázquez appeared in the third volume (El Parnaso español; “The Spanish Parnassus”) of El museo pictórico y escala óptica (“The Pictorial Museum and Optical Scale”), published in 1724 by the court painter and art scholar Antonio Palomino. This was based on biographical notes made by Velázquez’s pupil Juan de Alfaro, who was Palomino’s patron. The number of personal documents is very small, and official documentation relating to his paintings is relatively rare. Since he seldom signed or dated his works, their identification and chronology has often to be based on stylistic evidence alone. Though many copies of his portraits were evidently made in his studio by assistants, his own production was not large, and his surviving autograph works number fewer than 150. He is known to have worked slowly, and during his later years much of his time was occupied by his duties as a court official in Madrid.

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(3.)

https://examples.yourdictionary.com/examples-of-imagery-poems.html

 

Theodore Rothke - My Papa’s Waltz

This famous poem by Theodore Rothke is an excellent example of olfactory and tactile imagery with plenty of visual imagery thrown in for good measure. The effect is powerful.

 

The whiskey on your breath

 

Could make a small boy dizzy;

 

But I hung on like death:

 

Such waltzing was not easy.

 

We romped until the pans

 

Slid from the kitchen shelf;

 

My mother’s countenance

 

Could not unfrown itself.

 

The hand that held my wrist

 

Was battered on one knuckle;

 

At every step you missed

 

My right ear scraped a buckle.

 

You beat time on my head

 

With a palm caked hard by dirt,

 

Then waltzed me off to bed

 

Still clinging to your shirt.

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Date: 6/10/2021 9:48:00 AM
1) Ekphrasis on, The Spinners, Beautifully done Robert, you covered it all! I think you brought out the depth of this piece, visually. There are many types of crafts, but the fine arts, do indeed take a great deal of dedication and work. 2) love this line: "And in fabric of time's wrath early deaths are sewn!" Beautiful. I have always loved both of these artists. 3) Quite passionate. Beautiful lines.
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Date: 6/10/2021 9:27:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I have always felt that poetry was not given its due, especially so in this nation-USA. And that modern poetry is on a wrong path in how it is pursuing a course to lessen the appeal of the golden poets of old- in favor of the modern poets that can not match the talent of the legendary poets. With too much emphasis put on emotion in poetry over that of depth, truth, message, light and morality... God bless..
Date: 6/8/2021 7:31:00 AM
Enjoyed your poems and the blog. Arachne is a character in the game Hero Wars. I don't think I ever read Metamorphoses.
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Date: 6/8/2021 3:35:00 PM
You may enjoy reading this long poem on Achilles that I composed in, 8-04- 2018-- presented in three parts. Poem part one https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/achilles_his_heart_and_soul_were_mortal_1049429 Poem part two https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/achilles_the_journey_to_troy_part_two_1051599 Poem part three https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/achilles_bloody_battles_deaths_black_hand_as_was_fated_part_three_the_conclusion_1182783
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Date: 6/8/2021 3:23:00 PM
I am not at all aware of the game connection with that of the game Hero Wars. But I am very pleased my friend that you enjoyed the blog information presented and the poems! God bless..
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Date: 6/8/2021 3:21:00 PM
To me Greek mythology is a very interesting subject and one that contains great fodder for composing of poetic verse. Granted I wrote the poem based upon the painting and the painting itself was depicting the Spinners. The imagery being of paramount importance in both the famous painting and in my humble offering of the first of the three poems. The initial inspiration came from - "" inspired by my having read JCB Brul's poem,"Ekphrasis on House of Parliament At Sunset"- of Claude Monet's famed painting series , 1899--1901….""
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Date: 6/8/2021 3:14:00 PM
https://www.britannica.com/topic/Metamorphoses-poem-by-Ovid Metamorphoses, poem in 15 books, written in Latin about 8 CE by Ovid. It is written in hexameter verse. The work is a collection of mythological and legendary stories, many taken from Greek sources, in which transformation (metamorphosis) plays a role, however minor. The stories, which are unrelated, are told in chronological order from the creation of the world (the first metamorphosis, of chaos into order) to the death and deification of Julius Caesar (the culminating metamorphosis).
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Date: 6/8/2021 3:12:00 PM
https://www.britannica.com/topic/Arachne Thank you my friend. Arachne was a weaver who acquired such skill in her art that she ventured to challenge Athena, goddess of war, handicraft, and practical reason. Athena wove a tapestry depicting the gods in majesty, while that of Arachne showed their amorous adventures. Enraged at the perfection of her rival’s work (or, alternatively, offended by its subject matter), Athena tore it to pieces, and in despair Arachne hanged herself. But the goddess out of pity loosened the rope, which became a cobweb; Arachne herself was changed into a spider, whence the name of the zoological class to which spiders belong, Arachnida. Ovid’s Metamorphoses is the chief source of the story.
Date: 6/7/2021 6:31:00 AM
Another amazing informative blog Robert, you must burn gallons of the midnight oil, I must look up that painting now as you've made me curious. Artists paint a vision that the viewer can see but a poet has to convey that image in words ,not always an easy task. Tom
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Date: 6/7/2021 10:04:00 AM
Thank you dear friend. Yes, the painters named her were one and all brilliant and very creative in the use of color- greater depths and more involved in enhancing the imagery with vibrant paint and schemes in their works. Much of which fairs brilliantly when translated into poetry. As the poetry form - Ekphrasis- so often and so vividly and brilliantly reveals to be true. I must admit that quite a bit of time goes into my blogs. But it is worth it if it aids others my friend. God bless..
Date: 6/6/2021 6:30:00 PM
(2) ... Winslow Homer, Andrew and NC Wyeth, etc., but also the European Impressionists like Monet, Van Gogh, Degas, etc., but JMW Turner will always be my favorite painter. Wonderful piece, Robert - thank you for sharing!
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Date: 6/7/2021 5:01:00 PM
Greg , I am a huge Winslow Homer fan. Have been for many years. If I ever hit the Mega Millions lottery, I will be able to buy paintings by some of those great artists! A guy can dream, can't he...
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Date: 6/7/2021 2:17:00 PM
Thank you, Robert - I was in prep school, (just a freshman), when I first saw a Turner in person at the Gardner Museum in Boston, and it literally took my breath away! (This was a number of years before the robbery). It literally put me on my knees ... as did El Jaleo by Sargent - on the same day!!
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Date: 6/7/2021 2:14:00 PM
I bought that movie on Blu-Ray, Brian - Timothy did a SUPERB job with it! The movie had a couple deviations from reality, but all-in-all was just wonderful, and I watch it often!
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Date: 6/7/2021 9:58:00 AM
now you are talking, I know of all of those famous and very brilliant artists. And you just named some that truly were so brilliant, so creative and so very dedicated to their craft! Especially so in the aspect of brilliant and vibrate use of color. Which if in comparison a poet seeks that very same path--their works reveal it to be such a massive improvement, imho. As heart, soul and mind responds to color and its depths! Will check out your Ekphrasis poems today my friend. As I know each will sing and dance with color and great creativity! God bless...
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Date: 6/7/2021 2:58:00 AM
Timothy Spall made a great JMT Greg in the dvd thereof
Date: 6/6/2021 6:28:00 PM
(1) I am from a family of artists, Robert, and was raised on the classic arts, so this is especially important to me - you did a marvelous job of giving the subject the weight and beauty it deserves and emulating with examples that are simply wonderful! No surprise, of course, for you always give intense thought to everything, but this is a favorite treatise for me, and I had to read multiple times. I have a number of ekphrasis pieces, and plan to do more. (My mom was a regular member of the artist colony on Monhegan Island for many years, and is a friend of Jamie Wyeth, an amazing artist). I love the American Impressionists like Frank Benson, John Singer Sargent, and Frederick Frieske ...
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Date: 6/7/2021 9:50:00 AM
continued. I have spent a great deal of time viewing artwork- studying famous painters --as that in turn went into my poetry. The sights, the feel, the emotions that beauty stirred in heart and soul. Such magnificent inspiration should never be ignored. It should instead be cultivated, imho. And as was in my power I did just that.
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Date: 6/7/2021 9:47:00 AM
My dear friend, now I know why your talent is so great- you come from a very artistic and immensely talented bloodline. I have always wished that I was an artist that could paint brilliantly-but such is not the case! My paintings were atrocious. But my poetry, now at a very young age -a great teacher and very fine poet told me my poetry was very good and would bear beautiful fruit-if I continued it. I have done just that. I know of those artists you cited except the one- Frank Benson...
Date: 6/6/2021 10:57:00 AM
Robert, thank you for the blog and for sharing this beautiful poetry, peace _Constance
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Date: 6/6/2021 1:00:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I appreciate your reading and commenting on this new blog.... Getting this completed took some bit of time but it was well worth the effort. And if it serves to advance poetry, painting and the beauty that is inherent in all true art then I am very pleased. God bless..
Date: 6/6/2021 9:21:00 AM
velazquez ' las meninas ' with the self portrait therein would be my fav ,not forgetting his still life of course.Robert
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Date: 6/6/2021 9:54:00 AM
Then one must consider the great artists after him that were so heavily influenced by his works. That fruitful harvest is astounding in its own right my friend...
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Date: 6/6/2021 9:53:00 AM
One of the most influential, admired painters to ever live: a look at some of Velázques’s court portraits from 1649 to his death in 1660 Diego Velázquez was one of the most important and influential painters in the Spanish Golden Age and the leading artist in King Philip IV’s court. To accompany an exhibition at the Museo Nacional del Prado in Spain, this book analyzes the development of Velázquez’s court portraits from his second trip to Rome in 1649 to his death in Madrid in 1660, a period that saw the creation of some of the greatest of all masterpieces within this genre, such as Las Meninas.
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Date: 6/6/2021 9:53:00 AM
Also included are portraits produced in Velázquez’s circle that focus on the complex process behind the creation of the royal image. The book traces the subsequent development of the Spanish court portrait after Velázquez’s death when artists such as Mazo and Carreno reinterpreted his ideas, resulting in innovative contributions to the genre in their depictions of Margarita of Austria, Mariana of Austria, and Charles II. 92 illustrations, 83 in color
Date: 6/6/2021 5:58:00 AM
You did a brilliant Ekphrasis sir Robert. I have googled such great painting and your poem perfectly gives justice to it and it made me look at it on a high sphere and different dimension. Bravo!!
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Date: 6/6/2021 8:12:00 AM
Truth is, Velazquez has a great many other famous paintings using to magnificent effect color/ imagery and his great genius as an artist. Paintings that can easily stir the poet to deeper imagery and colors in verse.. God bless..
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Date: 6/6/2021 6:45:00 AM
Thank you my friend. You know -- Spinners (Las Hilanderas) Diego Velazquez, is in my estimation his best and most famous painting. Not sure the authorities on his magnificent works would agree. As we have in it mythology, magnificent color, intensity, mystery, imagination, brilliancy in painting and so very much more. God bless...
Date: 6/6/2021 12:51:00 AM
Your comments on colour (below)are worthy of a separate blog Robert.I have red-green colour deficiciency so Fall is largely lost imagery to me,so no surprise Van Gogh & bold yellows always appeals along with blues & acrylic rather than water or pastels my preferred art medium
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Date: 6/6/2021 6:41:00 AM
Thank you my friend. Right you are and very likely I may do that blog on color and its importance in verse as a separate blog. As I had already began it, along with my -Third Creation Blog-- which is the final part going with the first two of that title (already posted here). Sorry to hear of your color red-green deficiency. Especially grievous must be the loss of ability on the green as it is a major part of Spring and its renewed beauty each new year. God bless...
Date: 6/5/2021 10:09:00 PM
thanks for such an informative blog along with your exquisite poetry I especially like Ekphrasis on, The Spinners and your beautifully romantic memories poem:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 6/6/2021 6:36:00 AM
Thank you very much my very talented friend. The Spinner Ekphrasis, had to inspirations driving it, 1. the famous painting by Velaquez and 2. the poem that I read and so enjoyed that morn by our own fine poet, JCB Brul. Such as gave a greater dose of inspiration-when my muse joined in as the third driving force--my own part was minor.... God bless...
Date: 6/5/2021 7:25:00 PM
Dear Robert, what swoon~worthy gorgeous poetry. No wonder Cambridge University teaches with your phenomenal works. There is no end to my praises for you and your remarkable talent. The rest of your poetic presentation is also fascinating. My love to you and your family. God's Blessings, always. ~
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Date: 6/6/2021 6:31:00 AM
My dear friend, wishing you a beautiful and glorious Sunday, the day we take time to delve deeper into our faith and receive a greater portion of the Light and peace received. God bless...
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Date: 6/5/2021 8:04:00 PM
Thank you my dear friend. I was honored by the request from Cambridge University asking for permission to use my poem titled, Courage of Youth, Battle of Ypres, Flanders Field, for teaching purposes. When doing these blogs it is my purpose to help others and by doing so truly honor poetry. If it is successful then that fruit born is its own reward for the time and effort spent in the creation of each blog. God bless..
Date: 6/5/2021 6:39:00 PM
https://www.infobloom.com/what-is-the-function-of-imagery-in-poetry.htm The study of any poem often begins with its imagery. As a general term, imagery is the use of language to represent actions, feelings, and other sensory and extra-sensory experiences. Poet Tony Hoagland describes poetry as works of many levels. The rhetorical level encompasses the purely intellectual material, while diction is where the voice of the poet emerges. For Hoagland, the image is the concrete, or gut-level, part of the poem that feels the most real to the reader.
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Date: 6/5/2021 6:41:00 PM
This link and what I got from it was especially interesting to me.. I will this weekend investigate the works of this poet..
Date: 6/5/2021 6:35:00 PM
..... and the mean number of lines per colour reference is given in Table 1. From this table it will be seen that Milton, Marlowe, Poe, Arnold, Browning and Shakespeare are relatively sparing in their use of colour, while Shelley and Keats are relatively abundant. The poets Hopkins and Thompson, not included in these counts, were also prolific in the use of colour, in at least some part of their work.
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Date: 6/5/2021 6:33:00 PM
The method adopted consisted in reading a volume of the works of one of the poets, either from the begin­ning or, in the case of a voluminous writer such as Tennyson, from an arbitrarily chosen page. Every colour adjective or noun or even verbal form encountered from that page on was then noted, until a total of 100 colour references had been accumulated. In some cases a second sample was taken as a check on the first.
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Date: 6/5/2021 6:34:00 PM
From early on it became clear that the extent to which colour imagery was made use of was quite independent of the esteem in which the poet is held, and whether he is or is not regarded as a major poet. This quality, the addiction to the use of colour, also varies very greatly from poet to poet and seems to be largely an individual characteristic. As this emerged, counts were made of the number of lines of verse required to accumulate 100 colour references,
Date: 6/5/2021 6:32:00 PM
Furthermore it may well be the case that our habits of using colour imagery, our preferred range of colours, and even our actual abilities to handle problems of colour may show changes from childhood on to later ages. Considerations of such a kind suggested an enquiry into the use of colour by poets, in the first place to discover whether there were material differ­ences between individuals, and consistencies within individuals; in the second place to see whether any idiosyncrasies in the use of colour imagery could be related to other features of personality. What is here reported is a provisional report on the early stages of this enquiry.
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Date: 6/5/2021 6:31:00 PM
The Colour Imagery of Poets Archives Suisses de Neurologie, Neurochirurgie et de Psychiatrie, 91/1, 1963 Dedicated to Manfred Bleuler There are reasons for thinking that normal people differ in the extent to which they use colour imagery and in the degree to which they are attracted by colours of different parts of the spectrum. Painters show a great range of differences from individual to individual in their capacity to use contrasts and harmonies of colour in a creative way. There are also popular beliefs that our liking for different colours is affected by the temporary state of mood, dark and drab colours being preferred in times of relative depres­sion.......
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Date: 6/5/2021 6:29:00 PM
https://eliotslater.org/index.php/poems-and-paintings/the-colour-imagery-of-poets This one was a very good and interesting one. Quite informative..
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Date: 6/5/2021 6:42:00 PM
This link is an especially good one. Definitely worth the read..
Date: 6/5/2021 6:27:00 PM
Other links used in researching for this new blog.. https://medium.com/the-pom/color-symbolism-and-use-in-poetry-what-do-the-colors-mean-dcb3e11324ae https://writenaked.net/2012/09/17/using-color-in-poetry-and-narratives/
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Date: 6/5/2021 5:55:00 PM
Dear Robert, your words leave me in complete awe. Poetry is able to touch all of the senses, and your thoughts certainly do. You have a golden pen, my dear friend. Your talents shines. I am amazed at your dedication. Many wonderful blessings to you. Hugs, Brandy
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Date: 6/5/2021 6:23:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I did put added material into this blog when melding to two blogs together. If this serves a purpose, helps, entertains and advances in a very positive way both poetry and this site and its many poets , I am truly very pleased and grateful. Poetry has gifted me so very much over these 5 decades, I feel that I should give back. I never feel my time spent composing is a waste or that it could be better spent. As each creation has merit, purpose and may in someway help others.. God bless.
Date: 6/5/2021 3:13:00 PM
You have spent many hours creating a beautiful detailed Ekphrasis , thankyou for sharing it, :)
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Date: 6/5/2021 6:18:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I never count the hours as the journey is unfolding. As the verses are coming and the goal is being reached. Very oft when the task is done, the blog is presented I am surprised at how much time it took. But I never regret that time that was used. The point is always the poetry, the message and the fellowship.. God bless..
Date: 6/5/2021 2:43:00 PM
https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/your_quiet_adoration_i_quite_understand_1319410 https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/untethering_vastness_1319404
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Date: 6/5/2021 6:15:00 PM
My friend you excel in both wonderful poems. In the adoration poem and the hummingbird -one of the most beautiful birds in world. Such imagery in that gem. The vastness poem, the rainbow with is magnificent colors , depths and truly inspirational beauty also exudes imagery and inspiration, imaginative thought. Bravo on two Ekphrasis gems that sing of beauty and poetic sight !
Date: 6/5/2021 2:41:00 PM
"To create substantial works of art, one must do the hard work" and you are doing the great hard work, Robert! You are doing it as a passionate reader and learner.. as a Poetry lover! The soul never satiated by the infinite Beauty and depth of the world of words and all its dimensions.. You are of amazing generosity to pass such passion and Light to avid readers.. You breathe the scent of poetry.. you spill the nectar of its wonders.. I have written some Ekphrasis poems and I liked doing that! You feel truly connected to the work of art! You feel in a way translating a painting, an image.. drawing them once again with your gifted pen and unique feel! Thank you so much for your great work!
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Robert Lindley
Date: 6/5/2021 6:07:00 PM
Thank you my friend. Your comment is so very truly appreciated. This blog was created and extra time taken in order to combine two blogs. One on the importance of imagery to enhance the inherent beauty in verse. The other the importance to dedicate self to poetry and write what the heart and soul truly feels from the inspirations given us by so many sources available. And that so often that involves extra work, hard work and a deep commitment. My dear friend, your point about being connected is right on the mark, God bless...
Date: 6/5/2021 9:31:00 AM
The spontaneity of 'Bliss' makes reading it 'just bliss' ..a treasure indeed Robert.
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Date: 6/5/2021 10:27:00 AM
Thank you my friend. Many are the mornings where I seek inspiration to compose. My first stop is always here at this site. Reason- there are so many immensely talented and very creative poets at this site. I do not always note where my inspiration comes from but sometimes- the inspiration was so vivid, deep and strong that I ask the author of that inspiring piece if I may note that wonderful poem as my inspiration.
Date: 6/5/2021 7:05:00 AM
My ekphrasis tribute was entitled 'Velazquez SIGHS and EYES
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Date: 6/5/2021 9:24:00 AM
Right my friend. Velazquez was a truly magnificent and brilliant artist. I think that he deserves even more credit that his work has received. And of course his Art makes for great inspiration and imagery in poetry when it is used as a very fine visual stimulant by the poet composing. I may do more using his art and that of other great painters in the future. With time being my restraint if such does not occur. As currently I have so many poem fragments to complete.
Date: 6/5/2021 7:03:00 AM
Robert a great tribute to a painter ahead of his time & rightly considered 'a father of modern art' by many who were in that genre.I recently(April) wrote an ekphrasis on this artist at the time of my Amazon review of a dvd on this master painter..it went like this 'A painter of reality,seductive sensuous enigmatic ambiguous,prolific & precocious.Breakfast pieces peopled in detail pin-sharp accuracy ever exquisite expressive eyes in such sublime close-ups posed yes, yet all in the detail of the intimate interiors interwoven with riddles in paint.
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Date: 6/5/2021 9:20:00 AM
as was so noted by --- This creation, inspired by my having read JCB Brul's poem, "Ekphrasis on House of Parliament At Sunset"- of Claude Monet's famed painting series , 1899--1901.. Which that very fine poet posted and my morning reading gave me such wonderful inspiration. God bless..
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Date: 6/5/2021 9:17:00 AM
and such is always a blessing, a great gift , imho. We poets must appreciate and take our inspirations where and when we find them. As is quite evident in my first of the three poems in this blog...
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Date: 6/5/2021 9:16:00 AM
Thank you Brian, your poetry always has great imagery and depth. As is so evident in the very fine poem that you just cited in your reply. With my ekphrasis creation I added rhyme as a factor. Certainly not a required addition but one that I favor myself. And yes your blogs have indeed so positively and wondrously affected and greatly inspired me.. God bless.

My Past Blog Posts

 
New Blog, Why Dark Poetry Fascinated So Many Famous Poets..
Date Posted: 6/11/2021 8:26:00 PM
New Blog on, Ekphrasis And Its Spurring Quest For Greater Imagery In Verse
Date Posted: 6/5/2021 5:53:00 AM
New Blog, Poetry, does its beautiful depths enter your heart?
Date Posted: 5/29/2021 3:53:00 PM
Second Creation- A Poet's Blog - On Life, Love, Living, Death, Earth And Eternity
Date Posted: 5/19/2021 10:28:00 AM
First Creation- A Poet's Blog - On Life, Love, Living, Death, Earth And Eternity
Date Posted: 5/15/2021 7:31:00 AM
Blog on Balance as it is in Nature, Earth and Poetry A balance as the in-between of light and dark
Date Posted: 5/1/2021 4:01:00 PM
New Blog: The Influence Of Greek Mythology Upon Poetry And Modern World
Date Posted: 4/25/2021 6:08:00 AM
A Positive Blog, dedicated to the many wonderful poets at the Soup
Date Posted: 4/8/2021 8:12:00 AM
Blog on -- Previous Next Clarity and Obscurity: The Essences of Classical & Modern Poetry By Adam Sedia|June 27th, 2019
Date Posted: 3/30/2021 5:53:00 PM
Blog on sonnet forms, interesting new forms
Date Posted: 3/29/2021 9:17:00 AM
Blog on: Mythology and Humanity, Literature Once Read In High School
Date Posted: 3/12/2021 6:28:00 AM
Blog On The Genius Of Rudyard Kipling
Date Posted: 2/28/2021 11:58:00 AM
Blog on The Great Poet-- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,
Date Posted: 2/18/2021 4:37:00 PM
Blog on the magnificence of the Romanticism Era in American Poetry
Date Posted: 2/13/2021 11:30:00 AM
Blog- On An Introduction To British Romanticism
Date Posted: 2/7/2021 7:44:00 PM
Blog, I Was Once The Man Locked In The Box, ( Tribute Given To Alice In Chains, "Layne Stayley" )
Date Posted: 1/24/2021 6:56:00 AM
Blog, Verses Light And Verses Dark- Inked In Youth ( Contrasting Scenes and Profound Thoughts )
Date Posted: 1/13/2021 6:33:00 PM
Blog on the famous poet, Dylan Thomas
Date Posted: 12/23/2020 10:14:00 AM
Blog on the amazing poet, Ivor Gurney- A tribute to a great poet and brave man
Date Posted: 12/18/2020 10:27:00 AM
Blog on R.S. Thomas the famous poet
Date Posted: 12/13/2020 8:33:00 AM
Blog on Thomas Hardy- and comparison made with my , Courage of Youth poem
Date Posted: 12/11/2020 1:41:00 PM
Blog On Dream Poetry
Date Posted: 11/21/2020 10:15:00 AM
Blog on Charles Bukowski, great Poetry- that is dark and gritty.
Date Posted: 11/11/2020 5:42:00 AM
Blog: Of Ulysses, Homer's Troy And The Wrathful Gods
Date Posted: 11/2/2020 3:32:00 AM
Blog: Of Byron, Keats And Shelley, A Few Words
Date Posted: 10/24/2020 8:26:00 AM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
6/13/2021 When Ravenous Wolf, Prowls At Our Home's Open Door Rhymeart,conflict,courage,dark
6/9/2021 Looking Inward, Asking For Serenity's Grace Rhymeart,deep,fate,heart,intro
6/8/2021 My, My How Illusions Have Ever Brighter Grown Rhymeart,beauty,creation,image
6/5/2021 Ekphrasis on, The Spinners , Las Hilanderas, artist, Diego Velazquez Ekphrasisappreciation,art,betrayal
5/29/2021 Three sonnets from my new blog, Alas So Shoot Me, I Grieve What Was Lost Sonnetappreciation,art,creation
5/28/2021 Discovery, Light And A True Blessing Free verseart,creation,how i feel,h
5/26/2021 Nemesis, Confrontation And The Rejoined Battle, Now Completed Narrativeart,creation,faith,humani
5/23/2021 Spring's First Morn, Promise Of Those Rising Seeds Romanticismappreciation,art,beauty,f
5/22/2021 Where, O' Where Baby Did You Hide That Key Romanticismappreciation,art,confiden
5/7/2021 I Got Scars, Invisible Chains That Tightly Bind Rhymeart,character,heartbreak,
5/3/2021 There Just Beyond That Long Black Sea Curtain Imagismadventure,appreciation,ar
4/26/2021 The Fervent Wish And The Sincere Prayer Haikuappreciation,art,assonanc
4/26/2021 The Way Of Victory Rhymeart,creation,deep,heart,m
4/24/2021 He Lives Now, A Man With A Broken Sword Rhymeappreciation,art,assonanc
4/24/2021 Love And Reciprocation Oft Fantasy Of Lonely Hearts Romanticismappreciation,art,beauty,f
4/11/2021 For Light Then Plants Its Invincible Seeds Rhymeappreciation,art,deep,fai
4/8/2021 That Sweetest Of Earth's Treasures Can Thus Flee Sonnetappreciation,art,poetry,
4/8/2021 And Yes Tis The Glory Of Spring We So Adore Rhymeappreciation,art,beauty,n
4/3/2021 Destruction, As Kali Walks Upon Earthen Grounds Rhymeart,conflict,creation,dar
3/30/2021 Dying A Little With Each And Every Breath Sonnetart,death,deep,humanity,l
3/30/2021 Sonnet Triples, Poet And Time's Thoughtful Musings Sonnetart,beauty,creation,deep,
3/23/2021 Nemesis, Confrontation And The Rejoined Battle Nemesis - Part One Rhymeart,courage,creation,deep
3/19/2021 In Soft Glowing Mistress Flame Of The Beauty's Breath - a collaboration with Susan Ashley Rhymeart,beautiful,desire,love
3/17/2021 Sweetest Of Moans, From Her Desirous Lips Sonnetappreciation,art,creation
3/17/2021 As Dawn Woke, Uttering Its First Shining Rays Romanticismappreciation,art,flower,i
3/17/2021 Twenty Titles, A Beautiful New Birth Free verseart,poetry,symbolism,writ
3/17/2021 Heart Swore An Oath, Never, Never Again Sonnetart,deep,hurt,life,loss,m
3/14/2021 As Her Beauty Rivals Red, Red Roses Romanticismappreciation,art,beauty,d
3/12/2021 The Beauty And Essence Of A Pretty Cowgirl Sonnetappreciation,art,beauty,d
3/7/2021 In Garden Of Dreams, As Dawn Awakens Sonnetdream,heart,passion,roman
3/6/2021 The Gift, The Truth, Hope And Its Sweet Promise Free verseart,creation,deep,hope,li
3/4/2021 In The Image Of Dust To Dust, Kipling tribute poem Rhymeart,creation,death,deep,f
2/28/2021 In The Shadows Beyond The Lights, Tribute poem- Rudyard Kipling Rhymeappreciation,art,creation
2/27/2021 The Dark, The Mysteries Within Mankind's Sleeping Interludes Rhymedark,deep,dream,grave,hor
2/25/2021 The Great Blessed Guardian Of The Light Rhymeappreciation,art,creation
2/25/2021 Adding Rhyme To My Free Verse, Cooking Poetic Stew Free verseappreciation,art,creation
2/25/2021 In Full Flight Her Soul Departed Romanticismart,beauty,creation,emoti
2/25/2021 Love's Fever Burns In The Air, As We Kiss Anew Romanticismangel,art,beauty,heart,in
2/22/2021 A Quartet Of Short Poems From 1973 Rhymeart,creation,humanity,jud
2/21/2021 That Summer Day At That Resplendent, Ancient Weeping Tree Romanticismart,hope,life,light,stren
2/20/2021 Glory Of Faith's Triumphant Golden Crowns Romanticismart,beauty,creation,heart
2/16/2021 Gold Within The Ink May Heart's Depths Relay Sonnetappreciation,art,creation
2/15/2021 And On Love's Path May We Forever Trod Romanticismappreciation,art,beautifu
2/13/2021 Seeking The Boundaries Of Love's Depths And Her Hand Romanticismappreciation,art,beauty,d
2/12/2021 When Poet Ponders What Fate Delivers Rhymeart,deep,humanity,journey
2/11/2021 Olympic Desires Born, Gods A'playing Rhymeappreciation,art,creation
2/6/2021 Should I Dream For Another Thousand Years Rhymeart,dream,inspiration,lif
2/5/2021 Dare I This, To Such Marvelous Dreams Dream Rhymeart,blessing,creation,ins
2/3/2021 An Awakening, From Darkness Into The Light Narrativeemotions,faith,forgivenes
2/1/2021 This Quest, Was It But A Sad Rage Against The Storm Rhymedark,deep,fate,introspect
1/30/2021 Poetry, That Glorious Unparalleled Art Rhymeart,dedication,deep,emoti
1/28/2021 I Pilgrim Seeking Truth Before The Grave Rhymeart,night,perspective,sym
1/25/2021 Across Mind's Fertile Fields New Seeds Are Cast Rhymeappreciation,art,blessing
1/24/2021 I Was Once The Man Locked In The Box Tribute Given To Alice In Chains, Layne Stayley Rhymeappreciation,art,creation
1/20/2021 The First Gathering, The Wrath, The Return Of Zeus Classicismart,corruption,creation,i
1/17/2021 In Arrogance This World We Think We Made Rhymeart,deep,humanity,introsp
1/16/2021 Drink, Drink Of Pen, Paper And Poet's Ink Rhymeappreciation,art,beauty,p
1/15/2021 Prayers Uttered And Hours Missing You, Ancient Doubles Rhymeappreciation,art,dedicati
1/13/2021 Life Fled As I Sought Yet Another Day, verses born from the illusion of immortality, 1977 Part One Rhymeappreciation,art,destiny,
12/31/2020 Meant To Be, Therefore Will Forever Last Romanticismappreciation,beautiful,bl
12/29/2020 Man Is More Than A Vessel Stranded Out At Sea, Second Tribute Poem to Dylan Thomas Rhymeappreciation,art,inspirat
12/26/2020 May Midnight Dark Devour This Cursed Threnody Rhymeappreciation,art,heart,po
12/24/2020 Sometimes Saddest Endings, Are The Righteous Remedy Rhymeart,character,deep,evil,j
12/23/2020 That Life Extends Its Seeds Beyond Our Mortal Coils, Wherein Truth And Light Sets A Saving Path Rhymeappreciation,art,dedicati
12/21/2020 Tonight The Heavens Sing A Melody Rhymeappreciation,art,creation
12/19/2020 Thus Born, A Light, A Blessing Of Inspiration Rhymeappreciation,art,blessing
12/17/2020 Love Weighs Souls, Says Both Hearts And God Above Rhymeart,creation,life,love,ro
12/16/2020 As The Burnt Sun Eases Into The Night Rhymeart,creation,deep,humanit
12/14/2020 Beyond The Storming Seas Unto The Paradise Of Poetry Rhymeappreciation,art,blessing
12/13/2020 Into Darkness She Had So Sadly And Swiftly Fallen Rhymedark,death,drug,evil,life
12/12/2020 Dreams That Only The Shadow And I Know Rhymeage,allusion,appreciation
12/11/2020 Of Lies Told That Once Destroyed Innocent Girls' Lives Rhymeappreciation,art,betrayal
12/10/2020 As You Have Your Cup Of Joe, Each New Morn Sonnetappreciation,art,creation
12/7/2020 Were I, Born To Tread Upon A Cold, Sadden Earth Rhymeappreciation,art,blessing
12/5/2020 Beg I Light, That This Heart And Soul May See Rhymeart,creation,perspective,
11/28/2020 The Deep Darkness, The Hope, Words Sent To Plead Sonnetart,conflict,dark,deep,so
11/26/2020 The Gift, The Girl, The Sweetest Love Rhymeappreciation,art,love,pas
11/24/2020 The Moment A Brave Warrior Was Reborn, Part Four Of Dream Poetry, Write On, Write On Rhymeart,dream,forgiveness,god
11/21/2020 Dreams, Imagination, Write On, Write On Rhymeappreciation,art,creation
11/8/2020 Live Life To The Fullest, Dare To Be Brave Sonnetart,deep,encouraging,fait
11/8/2020 We Are Seedlings Of That First Divine Tree Sonnetart,creation,deep,faith,h
11/8/2020 Rescue, From The Weepingly Blue Free verseart,blue,creation,deep,fa
11/6/2020 Wherein Man's Dark Curse, Felled The Olympic Gods', Part Two Rhymeart,creation,earth,humani
11/5/2020 When Night Withholds Its Beauty And Your Tender Breath Sonnetart,fate,heart,loss,memor
11/3/2020 And Into Eternity We Were Destined, Paired Sonnetart,life,lost love,memory
11/2/2020 A Little Poem Rhymeart,creation,deep,passion
10/31/2020 Wherein Man's Dark Curse, Felled The Olympic Gods', Part One Rhymeart,conflict,creation,hum
10/24/2020 Of Byron, Keats And Shelley, A Few Words Rhymeappreciation,art,inspirat
10/18/2020 Collaboration With Silent One Contest Rhymeassonance,creation,dark,d
10/18/2020 That Which Within Art's Paradings, Imitates Life Rhymeappreciation,art,creation
10/17/2020 Of Love, Beauty, Heart And Mankind's Eternal Quest Rhymeart,beauty,deep,life,love
10/16/2020 The Enlightenment Of A Once Lost Soul Sonnetart,deep,endurance,intros
10/13/2020 The Poet, The Pen, The Solemn Prayer, In Tribute To Edgar Allan Poe's, Lenore Rhymebeautiful,creation,dream,
10/12/2020 Halloween Tale, Poetic Dream Of Raven, Poe And I Narrativedark,dream,evil,halloween
10/10/2020 Beautiful Scenes, Golden Gifts True Love Brought, third poem of three Cinquainbeauty,emotions,happiness
10/6/2020 Beautiful Scenes, Night Their True Love Was Born, two of three Cinquainbeautiful,blessing,desire
10/4/2020 Waking To Morn, Romance And Purest Joy Romanticismbeautiful,blessing,emotio
10/2/2020 Beautiful Scenes Divinely Born, one of three Cinquainappreciation,beauty,creat
9/22/2020 Oh, That Earth Wouldst So Truly Honor Thee Rhymeappreciation,art,dedicati
9/18/2020 Inspiration, Revelation, Adaptation, Within Poetic Verse Sonnetart,creation,dedication,d

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Fav Poems

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

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Sara Kendrick United States Flag United States Read
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Richard Lamoureux Canada Flag Canada Read
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cherl dunn United States Flag United States Read
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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
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Gail Foster United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
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Jessica Thompson United States Flag United States Read
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kabuteng P.iNk k. Philippines Flag Philippines Read
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nette onclaud Philippines Flag Philippines Read
harry horsman Australia Flag Australia Read
Red Fiery Singapore Flag Singapore Read
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