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For, A Look Into Lesser Known Poets, A Series, (3rd.) Poet, Christina Rossetti

Blog Posted:3/21/2020 3:59:00 PM

 

For, A Look Into Lesser Known Poets, A Series, (3rd.) Poet, Christina Rossetti

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/christina-rossetti


Christina Rossetti
1830–1894
Image of Christina Rossetti.
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Poet Christina Rossetti was born in 1830, the youngest child in an extraordinarily gifted family. Her father, the Italian poet and political exile Gabriele Rossetti, immigrated to England in 1824 and established a career as a Dante scholar and teacher of Italian in London. He married the half-English, half-Italian Frances Polidori in 1826, and they had four children in quick succession: Maria Francesca in 1827, Gabriel Charles Dante (famous under the name Dante Gabriel but always called Gabriel by family members) in 1828, William Michael in 1829, and Christina Georgina on 5 December 1830. In 1831 Gabriele Rossetti was appointed to the chair of Italian at the newly opened King’s College. The children received their earliest education, and Maria and Christina all of theirs, from their mother, who had been trained as a governess and was committed to cultivating intellectual excellence in her family. Certainly this ambition was satisfied: Maria was the author of a respected study of Dante, as well as books on religious instruction and Italian grammar and translation; Dante Gabriel distinguished himself as one of the foremost poets and painters of his era; and William was a prolific art and literary critic, editor, and memoirist of the Pre-Raphaelite movement. Christina became one of the Victorian age’s finest poets. She was the author of numerous books of poetry, including Goblin Market and other Poems (1862), The Prince’s Progress (1866), A Pageant (1881), and The Face of the Deep (1882).

Rossetti’s poetry has never disappeared from view. Critical interest in Rossetti’s poetry swelled in the final decades of the twentieth century, a resurgence largely impelled by the emergence of feminist criticism; much of this commentary focuses on gender issues in her poetry and on Rossetti as a woman poet. In Rossetti’s lifetime opinion was divided over whether she or Elizabeth Barrett Browning was the greatest female poet of the era; in any case, after Browning’s death in 1861 readers and critics saw Rossetti as the older poet’s rightful successor. The two poets achieved different kinds of excellence, as is evident in Dante Gabriel Rossetti‘s comment on his sister, quoted by William Sharp in The Atlantic Monthly (June 1895): “She is the finest woman-poet since Mrs. Browning, by a long way; and in artless art, if not in intellectual impulse, is greatly Mrs. Browning’s superior.” Readers have generally considered Rossetti’s poetry less intellectual, less political, and less varied than Browning’s; conversely, they have acknowledged Rossetti as having the greater lyric gift, with her poetry displaying a perfection of diction, tone, and form under the guise of utter simplicity.

Rossetti’s childhood was exceptionally happy, characterized by affectionate parental care and the creative companionship of older siblings. In temperament she was most like her brother Dante Gabriel: their father called the pair the “two storms” of the family in comparison to the “two calms,” Maria and William. Christina was given to tantrums and fractious behavior, and she fought hard to subdue this passionate temper. Years later, counseling a niece subject to similar outbursts, the mature Christina looked back on the fire now stifled: “You must not imagine, my dear girl, that your Aunt was always the calm and sedate person you now behold. I, too, had a very passionate temper; but I learnt to control it. On one occasion, being rebuked by my dear Mother for some fault, I seized upon a pair of scissors, and ripped up my arm to vent my wrath. I have learnt since to control my feelings—and no doubt you will!” Self-control was, indeed, achieved—perhaps too much so. In his posthumous memoir of his sister that prefaces The Poetical Works of Christina Georgina Rossetti (1904) William laments the thwarting of her high spirits: “In innate character she was vivacious, and open to pleasurable impressions; and, during her girlhood, one might readily have supposed that she would develop into a woman of expansive heart, fond of society and diversions, and taking a part in them of more than average brilliancy. What came to pass was of course quite the contrary.” As an adult Christina Rossetti was considered by many to be overscrupulous and excessively restrained.pleasures, renunciation, individual unworthiness, and the perfection of >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>.....

much, much more at link given above...(RJL)
Three examples of her poetry given below...(RJL)

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https://allpoetry.com/A-Better-Ressurection

(1.)

A Better Resurrection
              BY CHRISTINA ROSSETTI
I have no wit, no words, no tears;
My heart within me like a stone
Is numb'd too much for hopes or fears;
Look right, look left, I dwell alone;
I lift mine eyes, but dimm'd with grief
No everlasting hills I see;
My life is in the falling leaf:
O Jesus, quicken me.

My life is like a faded leaf,
My harvest dwindled to a husk:
Truly my life is void and brief
And tedious in the barren dusk;
My life is like a frozen thing,
No bud nor greenness can I see:
Yet rise it shall—the sap of Spring;
O Jesus, rise in me.

My life is like a broken bowl,
A broken bowl that cannot hold
One drop of water for my soul
Or cordial in the searching cold;
Cast in the fire the perish'd thing;
Melt and remould it, till it be
A royal cup for Him, my King:
O Jesus, drink of me.
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(2.)
An Echo from Willowood
“Oh Ye, All Ye That Walk in Willowwood”

 
Two gaz’d into a pool, he gaz’d and she,  
Not hand in hand, yet heart in heart, I think,  
Pale and reluctant on the water’s brink  
AS on the brink of parting which must be.  
Each eyed the other’s aspect, she and he,          
Each felt one hungering heart leap up and sink,  
Each tasted bitterness which both must drink,  
There on the brink of life’s dividing sea.  
Lilies upon the surface, deep below  
Two wistful faces craving each for each,          
Resolute and reluctant without speech:—  
A sudden ripple made the faces flow  
One moment join’d, to vanish out of reach:  
So these hearts join’d, and ah! were parted so.
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(3.)

Echo
               BY CHRISTINA ROSSETTI
Remember
Remember me when I am gone away,
        Gone far away into the silent land;
        When you can no more hold me by the hand,
    Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay.
    Remember me when no more day by day
        You tell me of our future that you plann'd:
        Only remember me; you understand
    It will be late to counsel then or pray.
    Yet if you should forget me for a while
      And afterwards remember, do not grieve:
      For if the darkness and corruption leave
      A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,
  Better by far you should forget and smile
      Than that you should remember and be sad.
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3rd link on , CHRISTINA ROSSETTI

https://poets.org/poet/christina-rossetti

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I That Once Rose To Greet Dawn's Sweetest Voice

I, who once rose to greet dawn's sweetest voice
and with joys of life, made loving my choice
while in searching for romance and its gems
fiery rites of passion opened rose stems.

Moonlit skies, quenched heavy gasping aches
Always searching, playing for higher stakes!

I, who saw not blindness within my soul
felt only glory, instead of hurt's toll
A prisoner bound by unbreakable chains
I was a ghost, denying lonely pains.

Moonlit skies, quenched heavy gasping aches
Always searching, playing for higher stakes!

I, who walked along crooked paths with glee
did not admit harm done, to them or me.
Yes, a young rascal, seeking ever more
thus merciless, the bloody holes I tore.

Moonlit skies, quenching heavy gasping aches
Always searching, playing for higher stakes!

I, who thought life was meant for pleasure found
shut out truth's light and loud crying sounds.
Lost soul, racing into that coming wrath
playing wicked odds, and failing at math.

Moonlit skies, quenching heavy gasping aches
Always searching, playing for higher stakes!

I, who finally paid my costly dues
was imprisoned in dark, hard hitting blues.
Victim of my own making, blinded sight
cast into ebon fields of blackest blight.

No longer skies, of heavy gasping aches
No more searching, playing for higher stakes!

Robert J. Lindley, 3-21-2020
Rhyme, ( How Oft Life Teaches Us Those Much Needed Lessons )
Tribute poem composed for third poet, ( Christina Rossetti )
in my, --  "Lesser Known Poets Series".

 

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Date: 3/30/2020 5:29:00 PM
It would indeed be better to be remembered as one was in better times. This is my favorite: "I That Once Rose To Greet Dawn's Sweetest Voice"; it's very dramatic but reveals life as it really is, all too often.
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Date: 3/23/2020 6:33:00 PM
Thank you Robert for once again introducing me into the world of poetry. I do enjoy these.
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Date: 3/23/2020 7:00:00 PM
Thank you my friend. Although time consuming and even a bit tiring at times, I think it quite important to share this information and give younger, new poets this historic look at such magnificent poets- be they male and/or female. I judge poets by talent and heart not by gender.. Poetry stands on its own. Without regards to sex classification of the author.. God bless...
Date: 3/23/2020 5:36:00 PM
I, like several others below, am a fan of Rossetti. One of her poems was made into a hymn "None Other Lamb", a favorite at my church. I learned about her brother, the exceptionally gifted Pre-Raphaelite artist, but I agree with other comments that her fame has outlasted his. I feel his comment you quoted about her sounds a bit strange to modern ears, as though "women-poets" are to be weighed on a different scale from poets in general, like pole vaulters or weight lifters. I'm sure he meant it as a compliment and I know women artists and writers were judged as lesser contributors then. Sad to think of all the amazing artists we have been deprived of enjoying because that was "a man's work".
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Date: 3/23/2020 6:56:00 PM
Thank you my friend. Truly sad that in those times those truly exceptional poet artists were so oft not given their just dues. Many lesser talented male poets were indeed considered better and promoted far greater than were these amazing female poets. Thank God, modern poetry yields not to that immensely biased and great fallacy. Christian Rossetti was indeed certainly level with the great male poets of her era, and (far better than some) imho.. God bless..
Date: 3/23/2020 5:04:00 AM
I have always loved Rossetti, and for (mostly) the same things highlighted here ... we studied her in prep school, but just touched the surface in my opinion, because I remember being hungry for more - so I went to the library and took a couple of volumes home. Fascinating life, and her imagery is what inspires me. Much of the motivation I have to create new and unusual (but sensible) imagery and word-pairings came from my love of Rossetti, (and Whitman, though I believe much of his unique style came from a lack of structured education), so I was overjoyed to see this study, and your tribute verse is wonderful! Going into my faves, because you very effectively nailed her style - superb! :o)
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Date: 3/23/2020 9:49:00 AM
Thank you my friend. I am very pleased to see that you have found such interest and favor with this tribute to the great Christina Rossetti. As her life and her poetry are so intertwined and interesting to me. She rose to such elevated levels back when female poets were certainly not as appreciated as they are today, in this modern world. And to me even out performed her other siblings tho' all of them were immensely talented and so very creative! I did struggle to get a satisfactory offering of my own to include in this, her well deserved tribute.. God bless...
Date: 3/23/2020 3:40:00 AM
I have read her poetry and enjoy her works very much Robert. I think you captured her spirit in your wonderful poem. Thank you for the short bio of her family too. xxoo
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Date: 3/23/2020 3:44:00 AM
Thank you my friend. She was a poet that gave us such great and beautiful poetry. It was an honor for me to write about her life's work, recognizing that bounty of great gifts given to the world that needs such poetic gems cast to inspire others.. God bless...
Date: 3/22/2020 10:46:00 AM
Have heard in the bleak midwinter, didn't realise it was her poem. Another great poet I had not heard of, very informative Robert. Tom
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Date: 3/23/2020 3:12:00 AM
Thank you my friend. Christina Rossetti was indeed a immensely talented poet and her poems are all worthy of being read , enjoyed and learned from. God bless.
Date: 3/21/2020 8:58:00 PM
What amazing poetry, Robert, I have heard of her but never took the time out to read. Guess all that will change now.
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Date: 3/21/2020 10:56:00 PM
Edward, her verses in that great poem have always awed me. "In the bleak mid-winter Frosty wind made moan; Earth stood hard as iron, Water like a stone; Snow had fallen, snow on snow, Snow on snow, In the bleak mid-winter Long ago." I read it the first time when I was 18 years old.. God bless...
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Date: 3/21/2020 10:51:00 PM
Thank you my friend. She is a poet one can learn from. A poet that wrote so very beautifully well and with such depth, spirit and intellect. Also she tackled serious subjects at a time when female poets were not the norm. God bless....
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Date: 3/21/2020 9:16:00 PM
The famous Christmas carol, "In The Bleak Mid-Winter" is actually her poem called "A Christmas Carol"
Date: 3/21/2020 8:57:00 PM
She's definitely one of my favorite criminally underrated greats along with Etheridge Knight, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Percy Bysshe Shelley!
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Date: 3/21/2020 10:48:00 PM
Thanks my friend. You just named three other great and truly magnificent poets! Shelley is in my top ten best poets list! God bless....
Date: 3/21/2020 8:11:00 PM
Robert, thanks for the info, I love Christina's poetry _Constance
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Date: 3/21/2020 8:53:00 PM
Thank you my friend. Seems this world's darkness is gearing up to cast a long and hard hit on so many. Yet poetry gives us a brief spell to ponder other things and its many gifts given us throughout history. God bless.
Date: 3/21/2020 7:35:00 PM
I don't study poetry like I should due, so your blogs help me. I really liked "A Better Resurrection". A fine tribute too. After conviction, looking back at our sins of the past, shocking how we can become so desensitized or blind to them.
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Date: 3/21/2020 8:51:00 PM
Thank you my friend. By doing these I am refreshing my memory of this truly amazing artists that I studied so many decades ago! And in the doing, I so enjoy the rediscovery of poems I only had very faint memory of! Thus tis' a blessing to me to again explore poetry's very rich history. God bless..
Date: 3/21/2020 5:54:00 PM
One of my top four as well Robert,her Goblin Market perhaps her outstanding write.So much so my poem tribute (inc a youtube link) thereof illustrates my admiration for this versatile lady who in the end outshone ,imho,her talented Pre-Raphaelite artistic brother https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/rossetti_cornicopia_of_fantasy_1172405
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Date: 3/21/2020 8:48:00 PM
I fully agree , she did outshine her famous and very talented brother! Which was quite an accomplishment. God bless..
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Date: 3/21/2020 8:46:00 PM
Thank you my friend. Yes her famous poem. ahh yes, Goblin Market---- "Evening by evening Among the brookside rushes, Laura bow’d her head to hear, Lizzie veil’d her blushes: Crouching close together In the cooling weather, With clasping arms and cautioning lips, With tingling cheeks and finger tips. “Lie close,” Laura said, Pricking up her golden head: “We must not look at goblin men, We must not buy their fruits: Who knows upon what soil they fed Their hungry thirsty roots?” “Come buy,” call the goblins Hobbling down the glen."
Date: 3/21/2020 4:46:00 PM
She's one of my favorites. I had to memorize 'Remember' in a college course and I'll never forget the last 2 lines, " Better by far you should forget and smile~~~ Than that you should remember and be sad." I'm delighted that you chose her, Robert.
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Date: 3/21/2020 5:08:00 PM
I had the same thought my friend, always saw that in her eyes! Just imagine what it would have been like to have been able to speak to her about poetry. And memory serves me well, she was a very intelligent and beautiful lady too..
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Lin Lane
Date: 3/21/2020 5:04:00 PM
In every drawing and painting I've seen of her, her eyes seem to be dreamily lost in thought.
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Date: 3/21/2020 4:56:00 PM
She has so many poems that I so deeply admire. Truly a wonderfully gifted and deeply profound poetess.. Her talent has always awed me and to me she rates with the best, be they male or female poets.I tried to get as much information on her life and poetry, as I could in my new blog.. God bless..
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Date: 3/21/2020 4:53:00 PM
I have four female poets in my top ten favorite poets list. She is one of the four.. Of course Emily Dickinson always rates number one. " Yrs, her -Remember poem- Remember me when I am gone away, Gone far away into the silent land; When you can no more hold me by the hand, Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay. Remember me when no more day by day You tell me of our future that you planned: Only remember me; you understand It will be late to counsel then or pray."

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5/13/2020 Part One, There Is A Dangerous Sun Now A'Rising Rhymeappreciation,art,deep,hum
5/12/2020 Poetic Verses Cast On Angel Of My First True Love Rhymeangel,appreciation,beauty
5/12/2020 Thanking Heavens Above For Your Every Breath Sonnetappreciation,art,beauty,c
5/11/2020 The Nightmare And The Chaos Raven Sent Into Poe's Poetic World Rhymeappreciation,art,creation
5/8/2020 On Mythology And Heroes, Part One Medusa, monster hideous beyond comprehension Rhymeart,creation,fantasy,hero
5/5/2020 At Peace And In Sweet Awe Of Bronze Shaving Of New Rising Moon Rhymeappreciation,art,blessing
5/2/2020 Honest Are We, Embolden Truths Dare We To Face Sonnetart,character,deep,humani
4/30/2020 Waterfalls And Nature's Flowing Gift Haikuart,beauty,creation,image
4/28/2020 In His Longings, She Goddess Truly Born Rhymeappreciation,art,dream,fa
4/27/2020 Begging Eternity, What True Love Brings Rhymeart,creation,dark,light,p
4/27/2020 Master Poe Swore With Raven He Had No More Ties, Dark doubles, Poe Tribute Rhymeart,creation,dark,imagina
4/25/2020 In That Magical Moment, Stars Align, Happiness Reigns Sonnetdeep,fate,heart,hope,imag
4/22/2020 When Spring, Its New Symphony One's Pleading Soul Hears Sonnetappreciation,beautiful,bl
4/21/2020 Diamonds And Dew Drops, O' Don't They Shine Rhymeappreciation,art,dark,lig
4/20/2020 O' What Dark Winds And Evil This Way Comes, Tribute To Master Poe Rhymedark,deep,evil,humanity,i
4/20/2020 What Of Humanity, Life And Happiness Lost, Sonnet Doubles Sonnetart,dark,deep,evil,symbol
4/20/2020 As Phoenix From Smoldering Ashes Rise Rhymeappreciation,art,deep,ima
4/19/2020 Within Stone, Writhing Silently To Step On Out, Sonnet Doubles Sonnetappreciation,art,creation
4/17/2020 As That Dawning Hour, In Her Journey She Knew She Was Too Late Narrativeappreciation,art,creation
4/14/2020 Beauty There, Sweeter Than Morn's Softest Calls Rhymeart,christian,creation,de
4/11/2020 As She Found A Way To Dearest Life Meet Rhymeappreciation,art,beauty,c
4/10/2020 When Light Penetrates The Fog Of Fear And Darkness Rhymecreation,dark,deep,destin
4/8/2020 Give Me The Chiming Of Morn's Sweetest Call, Words Of Hope And Nature's Beauty Sonnetbeauty,encouraging,hope,i
4/4/2020 She A Dream Raven, Ghost Of Ill Repute Rhymeappreciation,art,creation
4/1/2020 If Only Sonnetart,dark,death,deep,hope,
3/31/2020 Soothing Dream, Bathe Me In Her Light Rhymeappreciation,art,creation
3/27/2020 From Within Earth's Red Blooms, Love Quickly Flew Rhymeappreciation,art,inspirat
3/21/2020 I That Once Rose To Greet Dawn's Sweetest Voice Rhymeart,deep,encouraging,endu
3/20/2020 In This Time Of Looming Dark, Look To The True Light Rhymeart,creation,faith,spirit
3/16/2020 Dare We Oppose Darkness And Its Long Dagger Clawed Hands Rhymeart,creation,deep,heart,p
3/10/2020 Farewell, Youthful Days Of Wading In Crystal Clear Streams Sonnetart,beauty,creation,dedic
3/7/2020 Why A Poem Is More Than Ink On A Page Rhymeappreciation,art,humanity
3/5/2020 Honoring Master Poe, Darkened Verses That Saddest Of Truths Reveals Rhymeart,creation,dark,evil,hu
3/3/2020 Speak With Respect And Kindness As Your Guiding Light Rhymeappreciation,art,deep,enc
3/3/2020 The Longing Haikuappreciation,art,assonanc
3/1/2020 Banquet At The Dark Knight's Castle Rhymeart,
3/1/2020 In Presenting The Faintest Of Echoes Of Me Sonnetappreciation,art,deep,fee
2/29/2020 From Wind In The Willows, To Shine From Stars Above Rhymeart,creation,dark,deep,hu

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

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Poet Destroyer A United States Flag United States Read
Annalise Brigham...a.k.a. Audrey Haick United States Flag United States Read
Keith O.J. Hunt Canada Flag Canada Read
Sunshine Smile Norway Flag Norway Read
Sara Kendrick United States Flag United States Read
JAN ALLISON Isle Of Man Flag Isle Of Man Read
Jake Ponce Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Carolyn Devonshire United States Flag United States Read
Vera Duggan Australia Flag Australia Read
Robert Nehls United States Flag United States Read
Joyce Johnson United States Flag United States Read
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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
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Gail Foster United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Pandita Sanchez United States Flag United States Read
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Tom Quigley United States Flag United States Read
jill spagnola United States Flag United States Read
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Kelly Deschler United States Flag United States Read
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Miraj Raha India Flag India Read
Sarai Virden United States Flag United States Read
Monterey Sirak United States Flag United States Read
Bev Smith United States Flag United States Read
C T United States Flag United States Read
Jessica Thompson United States Flag United States Read
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Timothy Hicks United States Flag United States Read
Sandra Haight United States Flag United States Read
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Constance La France Canada Flag Canada Read
Daniel Turner United States Flag United States Read
Manmath Dalei India Flag India Read
kabuteng P.iNk k. Philippines Flag Philippines Read
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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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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
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Emile Pinet Canada Flag Canada Read
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Charles Henderson United States Flag United States Read
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