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A few of my quotes over the years:

 

Listing A Personal View Of What Poetry Is

1. Poetry is a stone, turned to expose to searching winds of a once hidden earth.
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2. Poetry is art, mind painted, heart colored and fire risen.
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3. Poetry is a fruit, hanging on a bountiful tree, begging to fall.
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4. Poetry is an ever expanding ocean, begging ever more creatures to swim in its swirling depths.
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5. Poetry is cake on a golden platter, eaten with fork, spoon, butter knife or greedy hands.
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6. Poetry is cherry blossoms, crying for the soft, cool winds to wave their beauty to the awaiting sun and the gasping skies.
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7. Poetry is glistening dewdrops falling upon virgin ground to gift dawn's hope and night's desire to match brilliance of glistening moonbeams.
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8. Poetry is a poet's heart and soul uniting to bless others, while temporarily shielding searching souls against this dark world's poison tipped arrows.
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9. Poetry is brightly sent musical notes that heart sees, mind colors and spirit longs to record.
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10. Poetry is ink blotted, soul driven splashes that cry to be read, beg to be understood and unabashedly sing to give to its dear readers.
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11.Poetry is a colorful bird, in heavenly flight to a paradise that awaits man's sincere pleading heart and desirous spirit.
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12. Poetry is a child happily playing, a mother joyfully singing and a father blessed to have and so very dearly appreciate loving both.
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Robert J. Lindley, 7-17-2018
Subject, ( What Poetry Is)

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My biography will be very limited for now.   Here , I can express myself in poetic form but in real life I much rather prefer to be far less forward  I am a 60 year old American citizen , born and raised in the glorious South! A heritage that I am very proud of and thank God for as it is a blessing indeed ~

Currently married to my beautiful young wife(Riza) a lovely filipina  lady and we have a fantastic 7 year old son, Justin ~

I have truly lived a very wild life as a younger man but now find myself finally very happily settled down for the duration of my life~

I decided to rest here and express myself with hopes that it may in some way help others, for I see here a very diverse  and fine gathering of poets, artists, and caring folks~

Quickly finding friends here that amaze me with such great talent~~

I invite any and all to comment on my writes and send me soup mail to discuss

whatever seems important to them ~


Blog- To never give up. To "create" new, a short series of poems

Blog Posted:9/12/2021 9:08:00 AM

Blog- To not give up. To create new, A series of poems

 

Tragic, When Innocence Was Lost And Love Fled

(Youth, Dreams And Reality Series) number 1.

 

 

Like lake June swans once so were she and I

Passionate romance money cannot buy

Coupled and in heart's fervor we stood

Giving into our fever all we could

She the flighted arrow, I the strong bow

In our innocent youth fearing no blows

Living love's bounty, dreaming wondrous dreams

In sweet blindness, not seeing world's black schemes.

 

O' deepest sorrows why were you thus cast

Allowing joy to fade away so fast

Had we not with truest hearts in love fled

Together, spirit and soul therein wed

Watching beauty of night's heavenly skies

World's evils we gave no thought or replies

Living love's bounty, dreaming wondrous dreams

In sweet blindness, not seeing world's black schemes.

 

How I now so grieve that ill-fated day

In my epic misery bow to pray

For sweet mercy and yet another shot

To live forever in our moonlit spot

Swearing to always refuse any goodbye

Such dark reality firmly deny

Living love's bounty, dreaming wondrous dreams

In sweet blindness, not seeing world's black schemes.

 

Like lake June swans once so were she and I

Passionate romance money cannot buy

Coupled and in heart's fervor we stood

Giving into our fever all we could

She the flighted arrow, I the strong bow

In our innocent youth fearing no blows

Living love's bounty, dreaming wondrous dreams

In sweet blindness, not seeing world's black schemes.

 

Robert J. Lindley, 9-12-2021

Romanticism,

( What Once Was, And Can Never Be Again )

 

Note-

"Such sorrows of youth and the innocence that was our shield."

"Talibus aerumnas iuvenum et innocens clypei"

 

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Blog- To not give up. To create new,

A series of poems. number 2

 

 

Tragic, When Innocence Was Lost And Love Fled

(Youth, Dreams And Reality Series)  number 2

 

 

Beauty waltzed in on my diamond dreams

While I a young lad wading rushing streams

There bright roses and lush gardens in bloom

Bringing me back from the darkness and gloom

How oft we wonder why happiness flees

Despite our prayers, our sincerest pleas

Yet tomorrow always comes, life moves on

Where we find beauty in a simple stone.

 

I wake from dreams and eager dawn I beg

Give me back love and my young dancing legs

For in this tired ole spirit hope still shines

I see Nature's beauty smell scented pines

Walk the ancient trails and rest a bit

Thank God my bloodline gives me heart and grit

Oft I wonder who now walks these old shoes

As lonely builds its walls and sings its blues.

 

Sun sets a glowing red, life welcomes soft night

Such a soulful peace allows no dark fright

In youth I found that time was not a friend

For took away joy as happy days end

And some nights radiant moon its rays hid

Reminding, fairy tales are just for kids

In those somber thoughts, her dear face appears

And then in waiting heart love romance sears.

 

Beauty waltzed in on my diamond dreams

While I a young lad wading rushing streams

There bright roses and lush gardens in bloom

Bringing me back from the darkness and gloom

How oft we wonder why happiness flees

Despite our prayers, our sincerest pleas

Yet tomorrow always comes, life moves on

Where we find beauty in a simple stone.

 

Robert J. Lindley, 9-12-2021

Romanticism,

( What Once Was, And Can Never Be Again )

 

Note-

 

"I that hold hope as a long lost friend. Await its gifts"…

"I. Qui spem tam diu perditam teneo amici. Exspecta eius dona."

 

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Poetry has a power to inspire change like no other art form

October 2, 2018 6.26am EDT

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Culturally, poetry is used in varied ways. Haikus, for example, juxtapose images of the everyday, while lyric poetry expresses the personal and emotional. Similarly, poets themselves come in a range of guises. Think of the Romantic poet engaging with the sublime, the penniless artist in their garret, the high-brow don, the bard, the soldier on the frontline, the spoken word performer, the National Poet, the Poet Laureate or the Makar.

 

As an educator I sometimes encounter a fear of poetry in new students who have previously been put off by former teachers. Such teachers are, perhaps, intimidated by verse themselves, presenting it as a kind of algebra with an answer to be uncovered through some obscure metric code. This fear disperses, however, when students are given the confidence to interpret and engage with poetry on their own terms.

 

In creative writing classes we often talk about students needing to “find their own voice” and the best poems I read are written in the writers’ own particular voice, rather than in some inhabited “poetic” register. This is because poetry, for the writer and the reader, is about relevance.

 

Poetry is as relevant now as ever, whether you are a regular reader of it or not. Though chances are, at some point in your life, you will reach out to poetry. People look to poems, most often, at times of change. These can be happy or sad times, like birthdays, funerals or weddings. Poetry can provide clear expression of emotion at moments that are overwhelming and burdensome.

 

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Markers of change

Poetry is also used to mark periods of change which are often celebrated through public events. In these instances the reading and writing of poetry can be transformative. At Remembrance Sunday, for example, verse is used to reflect upon and process the harsh realities of loss, as well as commemorate the military service of those who have passed.

 

In the wake of the shocking Manchester Arena bombing, Tony Walsh’s This is the Place gave the city a voice that was unifying, defiant and inspiring. It was important that Walsh is a Mancunian himself, just as David Jones fought in the trenches and at Mametz Wood which gives his In Parenthesis the weight of experience, while Holly McNish’s written experience in her book Nobody Told Me rings with the truth of a mother.

 

 

The communication of personal experiences like these in poetry, using direct and immediate terms, came to the fore with the early confessional poetry movement through poets like Robert Lowell, Anne Sexton and Sylvia Plath. Their use of the personal and private as the basis for their poems was once considered shocking but is now an embedded part of the contemporary poetry world.

 

That is not to say that poetry can only communicate direct experiences, however. Some poems are spaces in which broad questions are grappled with and answers sought. For example, in Shakespeare’s The Tempest we are told death is a transformation rather than an end:

 

Nothing of him that doth fade

 

But doth suffer a sea-change

 

Into something rich and strange

 

These comforting words can also be found on the grave of Percy Bysshe Shelley in Rome.

 

Looking forward

Poetry is also used to explore the potential for change in the future, carrying with it the fears or hopes of the poet. Take Interim by Lola Ridge for example, a poem which holds particular relevance at this time. Ridge was a prominent activist and an advocate of the working classes. In Interim, change is yet to happen. We encounter the moment before change, the build up to change, the pause to take stock, consider and prepare for what is next. In it she anticipates a future movement or event. At a time of political uncertainty, as Brexit is being wrangled with, when opinions on all sides appear fragmented rather than unified, I find Ridge’s words a particular comfort. She describes the world as:

 

A great bird resting in its flight

 

Between the alleys of the stars.

 

This idea of the resting world is powerful. The world is waiting for its inhabitants to come to order perhaps, or to evolve even, before moving on to who knows where. But that is just me and my interpretation. Another reader will disagree and that is one of the most satisfying things about reading poetry. Your interpretation is yours alone and it can change the way you think or feel about something. It can help in times of challenge and it can bolster in periods of unease.

 

Today, poetry has never been more immediately accessible. With websites like The Poetry Archive and The Poetry Foundation one can summon a poem in the palm of one’s hand. Whether you are a regular reader of poetry or a person who encounters it only at moments of change, there is no denying the ongoing relevance and power of it.

 

 

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https://www.writerswrite.co.za/15-reasons-to-write-poetry/

 

 15 Good Reasons To Write Poetry

 

In this post, we give you 15 good reasons to write poetry.

 

Why should you write poems?

 

 

Because they’re awesome, but also because poetry is even more condensed that the short story. I find writing poems challenging and they make me approach writing differently.

 

15 Good Reasons To Write Poetry

They also:

 

Allow you to brainstorm. Because the medium differs from stories, poems allow you to express things differently. Use them to brainstorm ideas.

Make your words work. Even more than the short story, poems have limited words and we need make our words work hard.

Make you think differently about words. Poems make us re-evaluate words and think of new ways to manipulate language.

Make you evaluate each word, because of the condensed nature of a poem we have to spend even more time evaluating our word choice.

Allow you to say exactly what it is you want to say. Poems act as a filter and help us get to the guts of the matter.

Have rules, but they also have no rules. You get to break all the rules when you write poems but do it only because it serves the poem. Manipulate grammar, change the sentence structure.

Allow you to experiment and experiment some more. Have fun.

Have many places to submit. The only thing there is more of on the internet than short story competitions and submissions are poetry sites. Dig in.

Are even quicker to write. A poem can take a few minutes and just spill out or it can take years.

Give you a break from fiction, because it is such a different medium.

Give you deadlines, deadlines, and more deadlines. Find them online, sign up here, but get going.

Make you more aware of how words and sentences sound, which will improve your fiction.

Give you an opportunity to learn by reading and commenting on other poems.

Help you learn from the comments and feedback from other poets.

Help you express emotion and feelings. Poems are supposed to make you feel something even if you don’t understand them. They help you get feelings out.

It is true that many of these are applicable of all writing, but I hope that I have convinced you that poems are valuable. These 15 good reasons to write poetry should inspire you.  It would be awesome if you would like to join us for this new adventure.



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Date: 9/15/2021 3:52:00 AM
A third unfinished poem may be added later this week, if I can manage to get around to completing it. I lost the thread on it and set it aside. But my nagging muse is demanding I finish it and present as was the original plan..
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Date: 9/15/2021 12:23:00 AM
I don't know where you find the time to write these amazing treatises/mash-ups, Sir Roberto, but I'm glad you DO, for there is always a slew of rewards within, waiting for the reader. This is certainly one of my favorites, (though the Walt Whitman is tops for me), and it will be going into my private collection, for it's beauty, insight and joyous verse on my favorite subject - AMORE' ... great stuff - keep up the wonderful work!
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Date: 9/15/2021 3:28:00 AM
Greg, I remember I have here somewhere an unfinished Whitman tribute poem,,, If Ican ever fuind it I may finish it to post on my homepage here. I remember leaving it as a fragment several years ago but where it is stored eludes right now. Will search today.. God bless...
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Date: 9/15/2021 3:25:00 AM
Thank you my friend. Yes, the Whitman one was a true pleasure for me as well. Every blog that I do has a special place in my heart and has a purpose born from the thought that a poet by Nature and design is born to gift to others what he/she hopes may cheer, encourage, uplift and aid them. Poetry is about love, empathy, sharing, giving, creation and so much more, imho. I do delve into the subject of AMORE' from time to time but my own fav is dark poetry-the other side of the coinage this dark world deals in. Which in its reality serves to highlight the blessings of the Light. God bless...
Date: 9/14/2021 1:11:00 PM
Beautifully penned Robert, I love the 2nd one best. Well done and I enjoyed this.
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Date: 9/14/2021 2:20:00 PM
Thank you my friend. These two poems came to me, each one as some unseen unknown force spilled 'em out. There is not a single edit to either of these two. I was tempted to edit one verse but thought -no- let it stay as it came. God bless...
Date: 9/13/2021 4:31:00 PM
A fine couple of poems, loved them both, but the second one the most. When young we have so much time, but how it changes and how what used to be so easy is now so difficult. But it still makes me so thankful and powers my prayers.
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Date: 9/14/2021 11:46:00 AM
Thank you my friend. Prayers are a godsend to we that need them. And we that do find God never makes a mistake. Yet when looking back(as so oft I do), I see so very many youthful mistakes I made- most out of ignorance and/or worldly blindness. Yet Idid manage to survive and live on to see the Light--and even write... God bless...
Date: 9/13/2021 11:47:00 AM
"What Once Was, And Can Never Be Again" This sums it up for me. There is sooooo much truth in this statement. Once something is gone, like a moment, someone in our lives, you can never get that moment back again. Those you love. Memories are truly all we have. And that, isn't the real thing. Yet, it is a blessing in many ways. You have created another masterpiece. This is beautiful, romantic, deep, powerful and emotional, all at the same time. Thank you for sharing, my dear friend. My best to you. Hugs, Brandy
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Date: 9/14/2021 11:39:00 AM
Thank you my friend. Do we mourn what life has taken away? Yes, most definitely because such treasures are so very precious to us. And oft that which was lost was and is so deeply loved we vcan never forget it! And as poets then it dwellls in heart and soul awaiting its time to be born again in our splashed ink.. God bless...
Date: 9/13/2021 3:24:00 AM
You excel not only in dark verse but romance as well. Another well written informative blog Robert. Tom
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Date: 9/14/2021 11:36:00 AM
Thank you my friend. I actually have less poems created in dark verse but seems my dark poems resonate better with the readers. This blog was started months ago and then abandoned. Ijust hate to leave fragments , so I decided to find a way to complete it. Managed that and here it is to be read or ignored. God bless.....
Date: 9/12/2021 4:11:00 PM
Dear Robert, the beautiful romance is ever present in your peerless writing. As a poetess, I also cherish other poet's poetry. Your poetry, good and wondrous friend, reaches God's heart. Our blessed Savior's hand on you and your family. ~
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Date: 9/12/2021 7:47:00 PM
Thank you for reading and commenting my friend. Sometimes writing is the only relief that works. Takes heart and soul into a better place, a realm that has removed most of the darkness and pain. And for fleeting moments a fair wind blows... God bless..

My Past Blog Posts

 
A Blog A Week, Honoring Each Week One Chosen Famous Poet , First Week, Randall Jarrell
Date Posted: 9/17/2021 7:39:00 AM
Blog- To never give up. To "create" new, a short series of poems
Date Posted: 9/12/2021 9:08:00 AM
Creativity (Is The Lifeblood of The Poet)- Trinity From Newfound Bliss, A Dream-Night's Sequence- Honoring Byron, Shelley And Keats
Date Posted: 8/26/2021 9:41:00 AM
Blog on the very brilliant and famous Canadian poet, Bliss Carman - A Dedication…
Date Posted: 8/22/2021 9:50:00 AM
A Tribute Blog - On The Magnificent Poet, Edgar Allan Poe
Date Posted: 7/16/2021 9:59:00 AM
Blog on poetic- form Haiku- Imagery, Imagination, Color And Inspiration
Date Posted: 6/29/2021 5:48:00 AM
Third Creation- A Poet's Blog - On Life, Love, Living, Death, Earth And Eternity
Date Posted: 6/19/2021 6:45:00 PM
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

My Recent Poems

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9/16/2021 And In Rhapsody And Colors Life Flows Romanticismappreciation,beauty,deep,
9/12/2021 Tragic, When Innocence Was Lost And Love Fled Romanticismart,creation,deep,symboli
9/2/2021 Yet Pushed, Ever Onward, I Dare Tread Sonnetdark,faith,god,journey,li
8/29/2021 New Life Given And Glows Of A Golden Crown Romanticismappreciation,art,blessing
8/27/2021 Defiance, The Old Gods Fall, And Dark Mortal Reign Begins Rhymeart,change,creation,human
8/27/2021 I Swear A Sincere Oath Each Arriving New Morn Rhymeappreciation,art,creation
8/24/2021 Of Poetic Verse, A Heavenly Illumination Quatrainart,beauty,faith,god,heav
8/21/2021 As We Stroll Along Lanes Of Truth, Lies Or Convenient Illusions Free verseart,deep,humanity,philoso
8/20/2021 Often When I Must Take A Sad Look Back Sonnetart,deep,fate,loss,meanin
8/17/2021 The Great Promise, The Sweet Hope Rhymeart,beauty,moon,poetry,su
8/16/2021 Of Night Ascendant, Soft Capricious Moon Rhymeart,faith,god,inspiration
8/13/2021 The Banquet At Cajamarca, Atahualpa, Peru Rhymeart,history,truth,
8/12/2021 Even Dawn Cried About Death Of The Poet Rhymeart,
8/9/2021 Will You Help Me See The Green, Green Grass Again Rhymeart,
8/8/2021 Does Love Thrive Only In Its Soft Gasping Return Sonnetart,creation,humanity,lif
8/7/2021 Sprinkled Stardust In Her Long Flowing Hair Rhymeart,love,romance,
8/7/2021 Was There Ever True Splendor In The Grass Rhymeart,
8/6/2021 At Home, Resting After A Sweet Morning Trek Free verseappreciation,art,nature,t
8/5/2021 One Whose Devilish Heart Comes From The Fridge Rhymeart,heart,meaningful,memo
7/24/2021 Verses From The Remnants Of Broken Chains, Series Conclusion Quatrainart,assonance,creation,de
7/21/2021 Verses From The Remnants Of Broken Chains, A Short Series Quatrainart,creation,deep,meaning
7/19/2021 From The Saddest Depths Of Bitter Despair Rhymeart,
7/19/2021 Time And Fate Have This Grievous Lesson Taught Rhymeart,
7/19/2021 Companion Of Peaceful Things Classicismart,
7/19/2021 I Wept, And My Tears Were A Waste Rhymeart,
7/19/2021 I Was Grieving All This Damn Falling Rain Rhymeart,
7/19/2021 From The Tree Of Evil Into Earth Its Broken Bough Rhymeart,
7/19/2021 The Stark Reality, The Sad And Tragic Prediction Rhymeart,
7/19/2021 When The Dark Eclipses Romantic Light Sonnetart,heartbreak,judgement,
7/19/2021 Hell, It Ain't No Fad, But Best I Forget It Lyricart,endurance,life,loss,m
7/18/2021 A HOKKU Haikuallegory,analogy,art,autu
7/17/2021 True Love Can Only Come From True And Sincere Heart Romanticismart,beauty,blessing,god,h
7/12/2021 The Bloodstone, The Raven And Master Poe Part Three of Three Rhymeart,dark,deep,gothic,horr
7/11/2021 There Were The Echoes Of Her Touch Otherart,beauty,color,creation
7/9/2021 The Bloodstone, The Raven And Master Poe, Part Two of Three Rhymeart,betrayal,dark,horror,
7/1/2021 The Bloodstone, The Raven And Master Poe, Part One Of Three Rhymeart,dark,evil,gothic,grie
6/29/2021 Grandma, The Farm And The Silent Young Cat Rhymeart,beauty,cat,farm,grand
6/27/2021 Vows Of Love That Time And Distance Can Not Deny Romanticismart,kiss,love,passion,rom
6/25/2021 There In The Fast Fading Shadows Of Looming Dusk Rhymeart,creation,deep,life,re
6/24/2021 The Late Night Consultation, The Compromise, The New Delusion Free verseart,deep,introspection,ni
6/24/2021 Glimmering, Shimmering And Flaming Sweet Haikuappreciation,beautiful,gi
6/23/2021 I Go There But Just Cannot Get It Back Rhymeage,fate,loss,meaningful,
6/22/2021 Awesome Gems, As Were Set By Divine Measure Rhymeappreciation,art,beauty,b
6/20/2021 When I Rethink Glory Days Of My Youth Rhymecharacter,deep,faith,judg
6/17/2021 Chained To This World, Chained To My Fate Rhymeart,creation,dark,deep,fa
6/14/2021 In Ancient Graveyard Of Hidden Poems, Truth Danced Rhymeappreciation,art,creation
6/14/2021 Of The Life, The Great Loss, The Solemn Plea Romanticismart,fate,introspection,li
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

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Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
The Perfect Painting Rhymeart,beauty,
I Am The Mighty Mountain Personificationearth,mountains,
MoUNTAIN DRoP Rhymedeath,depression,
Beauty Exposed Rhymelife,
Death Blows a Hollow Horn Sonnetdeath,
The Ripping Free verseabuse,addiction,anger,ang
Diamond in the Sky Sonnetstar,
Beautiful Day Free verseseasons,
What the Angels Whisper Free versegod,hope,youth,
Written in a Graveyard Sonnetdeath,
In One Fell Swoop Free verselost love,
Amidst the Fallen Petals Free verselonging,love,
Black Diamond Night Epicbody,death,history,lonely
Sunset Tableau Versepain,
Invitation Rhymelost love,
If Walls Could Speak Narrativefeelings,for him,joy,toge
A Shade From The Past Sonnetart,nostalgia,people,
Bobcat Moon Rhymeautumn,friendship,loss,mo
Spring on the Wind Rhymechange,nature,spring,
His Song and Mine I do not know?bird,life,poems,prison,,L
The Clock it Mocks Free versebreak up,heartbroken,jeal
The Evil Eye Rhymeevil,
Outside Looking In Rhymecharacter,community,histo
Starstruck in your deep Beauty Free versebeautiful,beauty,flower,l
Crying River Balladbeautiful,cry,deep,freedo
Stairway to the Stars Free versefarewell,kiss,
Colours in our lives Rhymebeauty,color,
To a Despondent Friend Quatraindepression,
Midnight Poet Free verseaddiction,character,devot
Daddy Free verseblue,dad,depression,fathe
In An Old Cathedral Rhymeloneliness,love,
My Fallen Brother Rhymeangst,brother,history,los
Rain over Vietnam Quaternrain,war,
Indian Ink Dramatic Verseabuse,autumn,death,deep,f
A New Love Found Free verseinspirational,
A New Bird Rhymebirth,
A Letter to Emily Dickinson Rhymepoetess,
Small Passerene Birds Rhymebeautiful,romantic,season
Eccentric Eyes Sonnetpain,
Autumn's Gown Rhymecolor,inspiration,
When Love Found Me Rhymeblessing,love,
Sweet Memories Rhymelost love,
Long Distance Dreamer Light Versebeautiful,i miss you,long
O The Grieving Free versedeath,funeral,grief,
Star Gazer Free verseallegory,beauty,metaphor,
Kresge's Five And Dime Stores Rhymenostalgia,
White Lace Sonnetlife,seasons
The Sowing Free versedevotion,
Holding a wilting red rose Versedeath,mother,mothers day,
Mist Song Rhymebeauty,music,nature,
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Light Versesoldier,violence,war,
Oak Rhymetree,
Ancient Warrior Iambic Pentameterangst,culture,native amer
Whilst walking through the woods Sonnetanimal,beauty,bird,nature
But I Must Stay Villanellesad,
JE SUIS CHARLIE -- Afterthought Narrativecourage,death,dedication,
The Peephole that is the Moon Rhymefaith,god,heaven,hope,
Be Courageous Above All Didacticallegory,appreciation,cou
Echoes in the Stone Epicadventure,death,hero,hist
It's Only Through Jesus Rhymechristian,faith,god,inspi
Through The Dust Pantoumchildhood,memory,
Intolerable Rhymeabuse,betrayal,racism,
The Enemy's Child : collab with Carolyn D Rhymebaby,social,war,
On Blood's Own Sand Free versedeath,desire,emotions,pas
Shoreline Rhymesea,wind,
The Enemy's Child - co-write with Paul C Rhymebaby,social,
Heaven or Hell Free versedark,heaven,light,love,
Wild Love Narrativegarden,love,rose,sweet,
Autumn's Dreams Of A Country Road Rhymenature,seasons,
I Walk on Water Free verseintrospection,life,
Fortitude Ye Old Hero Rhymedevotion,faith,strength,
I tried to hide Rhymeabsence,africa,cheer up,c
Rainbow Skies Coupletcolor,nature,sky,sun,
A Long Loud Sigh Free verseintrospection,drug,
Blessed Be Balladeprincess,spring,symbolism
A PENNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS Sonnetdeep,hope,
When Shadows Fall Rhymelife,music,nature,seasons
Wild pure and free love Free versebeautiful,love,romance,
Tear Drops Free verseallegory,desire,devotion,
Broken People Free versepeople,
Quarantine of the Soul Free versedepression,emo,future,met
Conquer Rhymedepression,
Sunrise on the Living Desert Rhymenature,
Simply time to go, a little brother's lamentation Rhymebrother,conflict,confusio
Ragnarok: The Storm Epyllionweather,
Before and Beyond The Bed Free versehope,
The Blackberry and The Rose Personificationimagination
When Bubbles Dissipate Tankabeautiful,beauty,i love y
That Still Small Voice Quatraingod,prayer,relationship,
By Default Narrativechildhood,dad,death,famil
Stormy Sea Quintain (English)abuse,heartbreak,violence
Nature's Beauty Rhymebeauty,nature,
The Black Dragon Free versecorruption,courage,hope,w
A Rainbow's Magic Coupletbeauty,god,heaven,inspira
Why So Afraid Iambic Pentameterlove,
Wicked seduction Free versedark,evil,woman,
Snow -a Sleep Rhymemetaphor,
What Use Have I for Words Sonnetwords,
Celtic Dreams Free verseemotions,fantasy,feelings
Seat of kings Free versebeautiful,green,inspirati

Fav Poets

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SKAT A United States Flag United States Read
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
Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
Avis Bailey United States Flag United States Read
Kelly Deschler United States Flag United States Read
Len Gasun Thailand Flag Thailand Read
Feli Elizab United States Flag United States Read
Casarah Nance United States Flag United States Read
Edlynn Nau United States Flag United States Read
Leslie Philibert Germany Flag Germany Read
Miraj Raha India Flag India Read
Sarai Virden United States Flag United States Read
C T United States Flag United States Read
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
Joseph May United States Flag United States Read
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
Julia Ward France Flag France Read
Frederic Parker United States Flag United States Read
Olive Eloisa Guillermo - Fraser Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Laura Leiser United States Flag United States Read
John Hamilton Canada Flag Canada Read
Rhonda Johnson-Saunders United States Flag United States Read
Robert Stoner Jr United States Flag United States Read
Faye Gibson United States Flag United States Read
michael tor United States Flag United States Read
Carol Eastman United States Flag United States Read
Charlie Smith United States Flag United States Read
Maurice Yvonne Canada Flag Canada Read
Elaine George Canada Flag Canada Read
Bob Quigley United States Flag United States Read
Shadow Hamilton United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Charles Henderson United States Flag United States Read
Robert Pettit United States Flag United States Read
Francine Roberts Canada Flag Canada Read
Eve Roper United States Flag United States Read
jack horne United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Andrew Crisci United States Flag United States Read
kash poet India Flag India Read
Janice Canerdy United States Flag United States Read
Judy Konos United States Flag United States Read
BL DEVNATH India Flag India Read
Susan Gentry United States Flag United States Read
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