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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~

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Blog- An experiment in attempting to stir my muse this morning...

Blog Posted:9/10/2020 7:38:00 AM

Going to try an experiment. I will now post a poem that was written by Edgar Allan Poe.
And then start to compose a tribute poem, with that poem in mind and the thoughts it inspired.
Point is to see how fast I can finish one that is by my standards good enough to pass muster. 

Poe's poem--one that is not dark....

To The River

by Edgar Allan Poe
(published 1829)

Fair river! in thy bright, clear flow
Of crystal, wandering water,
Thou art an emblem of the glow
Of beauty -- the unhidden heart --
The playful maziness of art
In old Alberto's daughter;

But when within thy wave she looks --
Which glistens then, and trembles --
Why, then, the prettiest of brooks
Her worshipper resembles;
For in my heart, as in thy stream,
Her image deeply lies --
The heart which trembles at the beam
Of her soul-searching eyes.


My tribute offering,
Times started composing, 8:58am
finished 9:24am
This went far faster and came out far better than
i ever thought it could or would.--Tyr

O'Bright Star, Thy Bright Gleamings True Hearts See

O'bright star! may thy gleam our sad hearts sate
with splendor of glow, quench our dying thirsts
Thy exquisite beauty, mankind debates
as well, bold shining depths of thy starbursts.

Why gift that grin, that Chesire cat-eye glow.
As riddles we are never meant to know?

O'bright star! will thy eternal gaze blink
a galactic voice thy wisdom imparts
Are thy infinite gleamings - wine to drink,
as a soothing balm to heal broken hearts,
Shall ever thy distant voice our souls hear
or will we destroy Earth with hate and fear?

May we in our pitifully sad state.
Reach, touch thy heart's glow, to truly relate?

Robert J. Lindley, 9/10/2020
Sonnet, A tribute poem,
To Poe's, poem, titled,
"To The River"..



edit- 9-12-2020

The Genius of “The Tell-Tale Heart” BY STEPHEN KING

When I do public appearances, I’m often-no, always-asked what scares me. The answer is almost everything, from express elevators in very tall buildings to the idea of a zealot1 loose with a suitcase nuke in one of the great cities of the world. But if the question is refined to “What works of fiction have scared you?” two always leap immediately to mind: Lord of the Flies by William Golding and “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe. Most people know that Poe invented the modern detective story (Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes is in many ways the same detective as Poe’s C. Auguste Dupin), but few are aware that he also created the first work of criminal sociopathy2 in “The Tell-Tale Heart,” a story originally published in 1843. Many great crime writers of the twentieth century, from Jim Thompson and John D. MacDonald to Thomas Harris (who in Hannibal Lecter may have created the greatest sociopath of them all), are the children of Poe. The details of the story are still gruesome enough to produce nightmares (the cutting up of the victim’s body, for instance, or the old man’s one dying shriek), but the terror that lingers-and the story’s genius-lies in the superficially reasonable voice of the narrator. He is never named, and that is fitting, because we have no idea how he picked his victim, or what drove him to the crime. Oh, we know what he says: it was the old man’s gruesomely veiled eye. But of course, Jeffrey Dahmer said he wanted to create zombies, and the Son of Sam at one point claimed his dog told him to do it. We understand, I think, that psychopaths3 offer such wacky motivations because they are as helpless as the rest of us to explain their terrible acts. This is, above all, a persuasive story of lunacy, and Poe never offers any real explanations. Nor has to. The narrator’s cheerful laughter (“A tub had caught… all [the blood]-ha! ha!”) tells us all we need to know. Here is a creature who looks like a man but who really belongs to another species. That’s scary. What elevates this story beyond merely scary and into the realm of genius, though, is that Poe foresaw the darkness of generations far beyond his own. Ours, for instance. 1: zealot- fanatic, enthusiast 2: sociopathy- having antisocial behavior 3: pychopaths- persons suffering from chronic mental disorder with abnormal or violent social behavior. B its founder, Thomas Jefferson. It had strict rules against gambling, horses, guns, tobacco and alcohol, but these rules were generally ignored. Jefferson had enacted a system of student self-government, allowing students to choose their own studies, make their own arrangements for boarding, and report all wrongdoing to the faculty. The unique system was still in chaos, and there was a high dropout rate. During his time there, Poe lost touch with Royster and also became estranged from his foster father over gambling debts. Poe claimed that Allan had not given him sufficient money to register for classes, purchase texts, and procure and furnish a dormitory. Allan did send additional money and clothes, but Poe's debts increased. Poe gave up on the university after a year, and, not feeling welcome in Richmond, especially when he learned that his sweetheart Royster had married Alexander Shelton, he traveled to Boston in April 1827, sustaining himself with odd jobs as a clerk and newspaper writer. At some point he started using the pseudonym Henri Le Rennet. Death On October 3, 1849, Poe was found on the streets of Baltimore delirious, "in great distress, and... in need of immediate assistance", according to the man who found him, Joseph W. Walker. He was taken to the Washington College Hospital, where he died on Sunday, October 7, 1849, at 5:00 in the morning. Poe was never coherent long enough to explain how he came to be in his dire condition, and, oddly, was wearing clothes that were not his own. Poe is said to have repeatedly called out the name "Reynolds" on the night before his death, though it is unclear to whom he was referring. Some sources say Poe's final words were "Lord help my poor soul." All medical records, including his death certificate, have been lost. Newspapers at the time reported Poe's death as "congestion of the brain" or "cerebral inflammation", common euphemisms for deaths from disreputable causes such as alcoholism. The actual cause of death remains a mystery; from as early as 1872, cooping was commonly believed to have been the cause, and speculation has included delirium tremens, heart disease, epilepsy, syphilis, meningeal inflammation, cholera and rabies. Griswold's "Memoir" The day Edgar Allan Poe was buried, a long obituary appeared in the New York Tribune signed "Ludwig". It was soon published throughout the country. The piece began, "Edgar Allan Poe is dead. He died in Baltimore the day before yesterday. This announcement will startle many, but few will be grieved by it." "Ludwig" was soon identified as Rufus Wilmot Griswold, an editor, critic and anthologist who had borne a grudge against Poe since 1842. Griswold somehow became Poe's literary executor and attempted to destroy his enemy's reputation after his death. Rufus Griswold wrote a biographical article of Poe called "Memoir of the Author", which he included in an 1850 volume of the collected works. Griswold depicted Poe as a depraved, drunk, drug-addled madman and included Poe's letters as evidence. Many of his claims were either lies or distorted half-truths. For example, it is now known that Poe was not a drug addict. Griswold's book was denounced by those who knew Poe well, but it became a popularly accepted one. This occurred in part because it was the only full biography available and was widely reprinted and in part because readers thrilled at the thought of reading works by an "evil" man. Letters that Griswold presented as proof of this depiction of Poe were later revealed as forgeries. Literary Style and Themes Genres Poe's best known fiction works are Gothic, a genre he followed to appease the public taste. His most recurring themes deal with questions of death, including its physical signs, the effects of decomposition, concerns of premature burial, the reanimation of the dead, and mourning. Many of his works are generally considered part of the dark romanticism genre, a literary reaction to transcendentalism, which Poe strongly disliked. He referred to followers of the movement as "Frogpondians" after the pond on Boston Common and ridiculed their writings as "metaphor-run mad," lapsing into "obscurity for obscurity's sake" or "mysticism for mysticism's sake." Poe once wrote in a letter to Thomas Holley Chivers that he did not dislike Transcendentalists, "only the pretenders and sophists among them." Beyond horror, Poe also wrote satires, humor tales, and hoaxes. For comic effect, he used irony and ludicrous extravagance, often in an attempt to liberate the reader from cultural conformity. In fact, "Metzengerstein", the first story that Poe is known to have published, and his first foray into horror, was originally intended as a burlesque satirizing the popular genre. Poe also reinvented science fiction, responding in his writing to emerging technologies such as hot air balloons in "The Balloon-Hoax". Poe wrote much of his work using themes specifically catered for mass market tastes. To that end, his fiction often included elements of popular pseudosciences such as phrenology and physiognomy. 

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Date: 9/15/2020 5:29:00 AM
Beautifully done Robert, I love the take on Poe's piece. A great blog, I'd always heard that Poe did drugs, but we've learned so much more about him since. I listened to a show a few nights back with an expert on him. He was a man of substance and wisdom, but it's not what we normally hear about. Well done, a great blog my friend.
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Robert Lindley
Date: 9/15/2020 8:22:00 AM
Even worse the defamed his reputation and tried their best to destroy his poetic legacy! A legacy that is a true treasure and a most magnificent gift to the world! God bless..
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Date: 9/15/2020 8:20:00 AM
Thank you my friend. Poe was vilified by a few that hated him and his genius. They did so mainly after his death -when he could not defend himself- a mark of true craven cowards. Even now many of their hateful lies are believed. More is coming out on these culprits and why they so wickedly defamed a dead man. God bless...
Date: 9/12/2020 5:04:00 AM
I enjoyed your beautiful sonnet, Robert!
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Date: 9/12/2020 8:13:00 AM
I discovered the magnificent genius of Poe back in 4th grade, in 1964. We were told to write a book report about any famous author we chose-our choice. Our library had a poetry section. First book I found was a book on Poe's poetry. And thus by reading that wonderful poet, truly great inspiration came and I found my love of and for poetry, its many often magnificent authors and the love, light, beauty, knowledge, inspiration, messages, freedom of expression, heart and soul revelations that it imparts to its readers-- and as well- all that it gifts to those that write it.. God bless...
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 9/12/2020 7:48:00 AM
You did a fantastic job! Poe is indeed inspirational!
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Date: 9/12/2020 6:21:00 AM
Thank you my friend. It was born because my son and I were discussing the possibility of his becoming a writer and he challenged me to show him quickly by writing a poem. As I had mentioned how reading great poets inspires other poets to write-- myself included. Thus he dared me to write(to show)- and I did- using Poe's poem, "To The River" as my inspiration... God bless...
Date: 9/11/2020 5:41:00 PM
Beautifully written with outstanding treasures and solid elegance. I would encourage Faith. Your dedication to your earth family and your Lord's family is beyond Magnificent! Hope all is well with you my friend. God bless you! Chantelle hugs
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Date: 9/11/2020 7:29:00 PM
Thank you my friend. A true blessing to be alive and have a beloved family. A gift in that our son thinks maybe he wants to become a writer. And especially so that he said he really likes poetry now, "that he is older"... At 13 , a teenager he thinks he is older. He will really learn what becoming older means in a few more years, when he starts taking notice of girls ! And tries to actually --understand-- them........ lol..... God bless..
Date: 9/11/2020 2:45:00 PM
Any shared bond with a child is heaven sent. Walking as an example with son/daughter will pay forward no matter their choice of passion. Poetry would be nice but they will/can express their own crearivity in concert with yours as compliment not competition. Well done, RL. Pax. :)
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Date: 9/11/2020 4:10:00 PM
Thank you my friend. That is a solid truth. Even should he decided to not write, to instead choose another career, I will be all in with him on that as well. He is very, very bright and has a few more years to choose. As of now I will with a most delightful gusto, encourage his keen interests in writing. God bless..
Date: 9/11/2020 12:10:00 PM
Done exquisitely well, Robert, and your precocious 13-year-old, Justin, shares your joy truly by stoking your fire. 'Tis a wondrous gift of your inner expressions my friend, may your family stay well and safe, Aloha! William
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Date: 9/11/2020 2:07:00 PM
Thank you my friend. You are so right, my son did ever so brighten my day and inspire me to compose! A much needed gift and one truly appreciated. His newfound interests in writing was truly a wonderful gift and massively swelled my heart.. God bless....
Date: 9/11/2020 6:14:00 AM
Absolutely wonderful Robert! Keep encouraging that youngster. Great job! There is nothing better than positive reinforcement when it comes to encouraging engagement in the fine art of poetry.
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Date: 9/11/2020 7:39:00 AM
Thank you my friend. That I will do. I also will let him choose. And never force him to pursue a career Idecided for him.. Iam a firm believer in allowing a child to mature and then choose thier own path in this world. As I did with my beautiful daughter. Such seems to me to be giving the freedom one deserves. God bless..
Date: 9/11/2020 1:49:00 AM
A magnificent tribute to Mr. Poe, dear Robert. Poe is one of my favorite poets and I, myself, have written a few tributes to him. The last one entitled 'The Poet'. Thank you for sharing your poetic brilliance.
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Date: 9/11/2020 3:51:00 AM
Thank you my friend. I read your wonderful poem you mentioned. And made my second comment on it , as I had previously commented on it. It is without any doubt a magnificent tribute poem to Poe! Truly enjoyed it this fine morn.. God bless...
Date: 9/10/2020 10:31:00 PM
That is great that your son has an interest in poetry, especially at his age. Children are certainly God's gifts but so are good parents. I liked your tribute and it was nice to read something different from Poe.
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Date: 9/11/2020 3:48:00 AM
Thank you my friend, we are blessed by having our children. They are certainly gifts given. My life would be so much less without them. Justin showing renewed interest in poetry is a godsend to me. I do not push him, I let him decide for himself. He loves to write and if its poetry he focuses on--to me that is all the better. God bless....
Date: 9/10/2020 4:50:00 PM
Your thoughts wrap around this moment in Poe's poem- my dear friend, just the way I knew it would. You are tender light. This is beautiful in every way- because you wrote it from your heart. ~ Brandy
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Date: 9/10/2020 5:16:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I am attempting to hold to my vow recently made and write poetry that is not of a dark nature. This came to be as a lesson given to my son after we were discussing the art of poetry. As he is yet again showing renewed interests in poetry. I now plan on letting him read this blog tomorrow and see what wonderful poets we have at this site. Encouragement for him to become a writer-- if that is his choice (and I desperately hope that it will be).. God bless...
Date: 9/10/2020 4:13:00 PM
Beautifully expressed Robert, love the last stanza, I enjoyed this very much!
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Date: 9/10/2020 5:11:00 PM
Thank you my friend. When composing I had my beloved family, life , love, beauty, Nature's gifts, and treasures of poetry firmly and gleefully in mind. Poe's verses and the river conjured up scenes of my youth , fishing, summer break from school and picnics on the riverbanks. Life as lived and life yet to be lived! God bless..
Date: 9/10/2020 3:16:00 PM
Just saw the comment that you wrote below about what your son said. It's nicer than what my son ever says to ME, Robert. My son is really rude!!! anyway, I think you matched up the tone and classic feeling of Poe's writing in your own poem as tribute. I am not a huge fan of old style English, so maybe that is the thing your son was referring to. However, the imagery , such as the Cheshire cat-eye glow and the bink of galactic voice, etc. Those were brilliant, Robert!
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Date: 9/10/2020 4:09:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I am sorry to hear that your son is rude. Mine in saying that was yanking my chain so to speak. At least that is what he told me later. Yet I suspect, there was still honesty in his opinion. And yes, he is no fan of " old style English". Has told me so before. I can only splash in ink what my muse and my soul send to the heart to relay. God bless..
Date: 9/10/2020 11:56:00 AM
Hello Robert, these are two poems that you created. Well you have done very well. my friend. Enjoy your day.
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Date: 9/11/2020 4:59:00 AM
Hello Robert, Yes I know this and I know I enjoy to create poetry. I see by other comments that you enjoy Eager Allan Poe.He is a very good poet I like Robert Frost. Enjoy your day my friend.
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Date: 9/10/2020 5:26:00 PM
Jeanne my friend, thank you for that comment..I had no expectations to enter the poetic realm of a master poet such as Edgar Allan Poe. I just wanted to show my son that poetry can uplift, inspire and be a blessed treasure. I am very, very proud of his honesty and that later he gave it an --"ok'...After all, it was a very quick flash of poetic racing and an attempt to show him poetry is not boring , and can be accomplished quickly when one is inspired by reading other poets for inspiration. As I do great poets here every day... God bless....
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Date: 9/10/2020 5:18:00 PM
Darlene De Beaulieu, my wonderful friend, it is all poetry and we as poets are blessed to read, enjoy, write and truly/deeply love poetry! You know this as its so evident in your own very fine poetry and your great character.. God bless...
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 9/10/2020 4:28:00 PM
Hello Robert,that is okay. the both poems are wonderful. Enjoy your evening my friend.
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Date: 9/10/2020 4:04:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I wish both poems were mine. The first poem, the one that is truly magnificent was written by Edgar Allan Poe. I can only lay claim to the second poem, " O'Bright Star, Thy Bright Gleamings True Hearts See". A new rendering inspired by the beauty and brilliance of the first treasure that was given the world by Poe.. God bless...
Date: 9/10/2020 11:05:00 AM
By the way, my son rated the poem as -"ok"- but not great. He then said, "Dad you may do better next time"! I thanked him for his honesty. Then quickly I eased off into the bathroom to hide my falling tears.... He definitely shows great promise as a poetry critic, methinks...
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Date: 9/10/2020 6:30:00 PM
His comment on Poe's poem was it was truly great but not as good as Poe's dark poetry. That statement surprised me, as he has told me often he prefers reading my "other poetry" over that of reading my dark poetry. I guess it is just a case of what apple one prefers. Be it sour and tangy or else sweet and juicy., eh? God bless....
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Robert Lindley
Date: 9/10/2020 5:35:00 PM
Your comment gave me an idea. I am going to let him read this blog tomorrow and see the caliber of the very fine poets we have here at the Soup! He has already read many poems here and many of you he has already told me he admires. He has a keen mind and loves reading. I hope to encourage that and it to be to his benefit in life, God bless.
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Date: 9/10/2020 5:32:00 PM
I replied in a long post . it just vanished..ughhhh... I am very proud of his honesty. He later admitted it was as he put it -"ok".. And even gave me credit for being able to do better next time! After all, it was a quickly dashed out piece and one using old style English language. I only engaged in composing to stir his renewed interest in writing, in poetry. I hope if he chooses he will become a write--especially so if its poetry he writes. God bless...
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Jeanne McGee
Date: 9/10/2020 4:32:00 PM
Oh my...what did he think of Poe's poem? at least he didn't say it sucks, lol. Shed no tears my poet friend, your poem did honor to the style and feel of said Poe poem...a fine tribute in your, ahem, first attempt, that will do better next time...oh, your son is precious.
Date: 9/10/2020 10:02:00 AM
I marvel at your ability to articulate the thoughts of humanity so splendidly that we may all relate Robert. I enjoyed both your poem and Poe’s. Have a great day. Blessings xxoo
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Date: 9/10/2020 10:56:00 AM
Thank you my friend. I have long ago found this world to be ever growing darker and more hideous to any that prefer peace, prosperity, kindness, empathy, love and true fellowship with others. That which inspiring, uplifting love's blessings, and message driven poetry represents so very well. God bless...
Date: 9/10/2020 9:15:00 AM
Twenty six minuets well spent! Robert your words come to us as from a wise sage with the voice of an elder and a heart of a child. You tell a story with such freshness and reality that it soon attaches itself to our reality and we take partial ownership of the emotions your words evoke. Well done my friend!
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Date: 9/10/2020 10:53:00 AM
Thank you my friend. I am grateful and truly honored that you have found such positives from the new composition. God bless...
Date: 9/10/2020 8:37:00 AM
re eap BEAUTY Yes Robert I wrote half a dozen in. 2010 all posted under the 'list ' category,unfortunate ly it did not catch on like the footle but is more poetic imho
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Date: 9/10/2020 11:01:00 AM
Thank you my friend. I will check them out tonight. As I find that to be a very interesting form.. God bless....
Date: 9/10/2020 7:54:00 AM
Quite a thinker about our art Robert,back in 2010,I labelled a form eap ... eap-BEAUTY/ A poet see beauty:/ in the field of corn/ in the mist-filled dawn/ in the face care-worn/ in the image still-born/... eap(eep) is a list cinquain where L1 is a statement followed by rhymed L2-5 that amplify the statement with words introduced by 'in the' by the ' of the'.I labelled this an eap after Edgar Allan Poe as it is inspired by sililoqy in this format in the conclusion of his essay Poetic Principle.
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Date: 9/10/2020 8:12:00 AM
Thank you Brian. Now that is indeed a top class poem my friend. And the form you created very, very interesting. Is the poem here listed on your homepage? I am intrigued by this new form/idea you have from gifted 2010... And will check out his essay Poetic Principle.. Thanks... God bless...
Date: 9/10/2020 7:49:00 AM
This idea came from my 13 year old son asking me this morn, how long does it take to write a poem? After he and I had an in-depth discussion about Edgar Allan Poe, and his dark poetry. I deliberately chose a Poe poem that was not--dark. As it is easier for me to write dark verses. And I have quite recently vowed to attempt to write positive and uplifting verses of light, love, truth, inspiration and words that serve a positive purpose.
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Date: 9/10/2020 7:42:00 AM
Comments welcomed. Note that Poe's poem is truly a masterpiece- as is ALL of his poetry, imho! However, I make no such claim about my far, far inferior efforts. But I do claim sincere admiration of his magnificent works and his absolute, extraordinary poetic genius. RJL
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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
9/15/2020 Does Ever Eternity, Mortal Souls Beckon Rhymedark,faith,judgement,life
9/13/2020 The Night Summons, The Heart Remembers, The Tears Fall Free verseanxiety,conflict,deep,fat
9/12/2020 O'Bright Star, Thy Bright Gleamings True Hearts See Sonnetappreciation,beautiful,ea
9/9/2020 Beyond The Horizon, Dwelling In Sunset's Red Sonnetfantasy,imagery,imaginati
9/8/2020 Vision Of Beauty, A True Heroine, number three of the series Free verseappreciation,blessing,chi
9/7/2020 Are We Not Brothers, Made From The Same Dirt, Tribute to Philip Freneau Rhymeappreciation,conflict,ded
9/4/2020 Now Is The Time To Hunker Down And Write, Poem number two of series Rhymeappreciation,art,deep,dev
9/1/2020 Here In The Now, Amidst Fleeing Of Twilight, Poem number one of series Sonnetart,deep,encouraging,fait
8/31/2020 Within Hope And Revelation, Conversation With Dawn's Promise, Double Sonnets Sonnetappreciation,emotions,ins
8/30/2020 In This Silent Agony, Tears Flow As A Raging Flood Rhymecreation,dark,heartbreak,
8/27/2020 Wouldst I Become, Last Gasp Of Dying Star Sonnetart,creation,desire,encou
8/21/2020 From Poet's Pen, Love's Infinite Colors May Flow Rhymeappreciation,creation,hea
8/19/2020 Into That Realm Where Sadness Can Not Play Rhymeart,deep,journey,life,mea
8/18/2020 With Promise Of Entry, Elysium Rhymeart,courage,hero,humanity
8/15/2020 As The Years Into Fading Mists So Quickly Flew Rhymedestiny,fate,freedom,jour
8/14/2020 Defiance, The Gods Fall, And Mortal Reign Begins Rhymeappreciation,creation,ded
8/10/2020 Will She Shed Tears On My Headstone Rhymedeath,deep,funeral,goodby
8/9/2020 Under Soft Moonlit Skies, Lonely Howls Heard Rhymeart,native american,race,
8/8/2020 Illuminations, Temptations, Life's Travails Endured Rhymeappreciation,art,dedicati
8/7/2020 Within Oceans Of Passion's Might Romanticismbeauty,dedication,feeling
7/29/2020 A Mother's Love, Steels Her To Infinite Faith And Sacrifice Rhymeappreciation,character,de
7/27/2020 Sailing Away From Dark That Wrecks Havoc On Earth Romanticismart,beautiful,heaven,love
7/26/2020 Always Together, In The Great Bye And Bye Romanticismart,blessing,emotions,mem
7/24/2020 Written From A Poetic Heart's True Renderings Sonnetappreciation,art,creation
7/23/2020 The Epic Vow, The Long Journey, And Destination Found Free verseappreciation,art,hero,jou
7/22/2020 Discovery Of What Sadness Lies Just Behind The Curtain Sonnetart,death,deep,farewell,f
7/19/2020 Morning Trek Into Sanctity Of That Invisible Place Rhymeart,
7/19/2020 And The Desperate Heart Seeks To Atone Rhymeart,
7/19/2020 Now At Last Into Hell's Dungeon He Was Cast, The First Battle, Part One Rhymedark,raven,
7/18/2020 I Love Sweet Tender, Kisses That Beg More Sonnetart,creation,deep,growth,
7/18/2020 Tale Of False Image Of The Beautiful Temptress Rhymeappreciation,art,betrayal
7/17/2020 Bird Of Paradise Rhymeappreciation,art,beautifu
7/17/2020 Tribute To Youth And The Days Imagination and Boyhood Dreams Rhymeappreciation,boy,childhoo
7/16/2020 Vicissitudes Of A Rambling Life Once Lived Rhymeallusion,art,conflict,ima
7/11/2020 Aphrodite, In Sweet Dreams Of Bliss I Cry Out To You, Sonnet Doubles Sonnetappreciation,art,beauty,d
7/10/2020 Instead, I Choose To Honor And Then Gift Rhymeappreciation,art,enduranc
7/8/2020 Eternity Exists That We May Love Romanticismbeauty,deep,love,passion,
7/6/2020 I Write And Write Oft Through The Night, Words Dedicated To All Poets Rhymeappreciation,art,beautifu
7/5/2020 And The Desperate Heart Seeks To Atone Rhymeart,creation,deep,heart,l
7/2/2020 Within Mysteries, The Dark and Decay Also Hides Free verseappreciation,art,creation
6/30/2020 The Night The Ravishing Vampire Came To Feast Narrativeart,creation,dark,faith,h
6/28/2020 That Which Held Me In A Magical Spell Rhymeappreciation,creation,dar
6/27/2020 Moonlit Rays Bounce On Jasmine Scented Hair Sonnetemotions,meaningful,memor
6/26/2020 Within A Realm Few Are Ever Unfortunate Enough To Wake Up In, Part Two Free verseappreciation,art,courage,
6/25/2020 Within A Realm Few Are Ever Unfortunate Enough To Wake Up In,Part One Free verseart,conflict,creation,dar
6/24/2020 Dawn's Glory Is In Its Whispering Glow Rhymeday,hope,inspiration,joy,
6/23/2020 I Once Cried To Be Stardust In Your Eyes Sonnetdestiny,fate,heartbroken,
6/23/2020 Incarnations Of What Love's Blessed Paradise Extols Sonnetbeautiful,destiny,heart,l
6/23/2020 In Silent Hours, When Hope May Truly Touch Sonnetfaith,love,power,silence,
6/22/2020 As Years And Life Thus Ever Onward Flow Rhymedeep,fate,humanity,meanin
6/20/2020 None Are Immune To Ceaseless Ravages Of Time Rhymeart,deep,humanity,life,me
6/18/2020 Within Hall Of Heroes His Soul Must Surely Be Sonnetappreciation,courage,frie
6/18/2020 Epitaph Of An Old Friend, An Honorable Man Rhymeappreciation,friend,heart
6/18/2020 To Leave Melancholy Waters Behind Rhymeart,growth,inspiration,li
6/15/2020 In Youth, Our Eyes Are But Dark Jaded Spheres Sonnetart,fate,journey,life,sym
6/15/2020 Once Cast Into Stormy Winds, Words Decrying Fate Rhymeconflict,fate,loss,pain,s
6/15/2020 Love Fruits, Passion's Meals On Which I Once Sup Sonnetappreciation,art,bird,lif
6/14/2020 Haiku-Triples, Poems Born From Seeking Nature's Golden Treasures Haikuappreciation,art,imagery,
6/13/2020 Clock Sounding, Its Hum Of Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock, Double Chained Sonnets Sonnetappreciation,art,humanity
6/12/2020 Night Of Shadow, Poe, House Of Usher's Bloody Dust Rhymecreation,dark,dedication,
6/11/2020 Celebrating Glory Of The Ancient Olympic Games Rhymeappreciation,art,
6/10/2020 Born To Bleed Onto Eager Page, What Fate Has This Life Decreed Rhymeappreciation,art,
6/10/2020 Child Of My Left Hand, Hide No More In Shadows Wide And Deep Sonnetappreciation,art,deep,mea
6/10/2020 There In Glistening Dewdrops, Invisible Worlds May Lie Sonnetart,deep,meaningful,
6/10/2020 When The Beach Is So Lonely And The Waves So Cold Sonnetappreciation,art,deep,poe
6/10/2020 May We In Passion's Sweetest Breath Therein Abide Sonnetart,passion,romance,
6/10/2020 Truth Is A Testament Of Our Deep Love Romanticismappreciation,art,love,mem
6/10/2020 I Walked The Wet Sands, Just Beyond Lapping Waves Sonnetappreciation,art,deep,lif
6/10/2020 I That Once In Youth Thought To Be A God Rhymeallusion,appreciation,con
6/10/2020 Grows The Night Verseanxiety,art,creation,deep
6/9/2020 To Leave Melancholy Waters Behind Rhymeart,dream,imagery,imagina
6/7/2020 Recollecting A Sad Memory, A Loss And A Dream Quatrainassonance,dark,deep,judge
6/6/2020 When Life Looks Above The Dusty Ground Haikuart,creation,deep,life,me
6/6/2020 Of The Full Sum And The Withering Of The Vine Rhymeart,deep,fate,humanity,jo
6/4/2020 Upon Battlefields Fallen True, Their Bloody Dead Sonnetappreciation,art,courage,
6/1/2020 She Wore Blue Dress, Flowers Her Laurel Crown Rhymeappreciation,art,beauty,i
5/29/2020 Of Fate And The Choosing Between Scylla and Charybdis Rhymeart,encouraging,fate,hist
5/17/2020 Nightmares, Ravages Of A Prometheus, Free And Unchained from my new blog Rhymeappreciation,art,deep,hum
5/16/2020 When Yesterday's Ghost Rises From Its Grave, 4th poem, From my blog, A Quartet Of Poems Rhymeart,deep,identity,judgeme
5/15/2020 Once A Revolutionary Serpent Came To My Door 3rd poem, From my blog, A Quartet Of Poems Rhymeart,character,creation,de
5/14/2020 Part Two, Bites As Hungry Shark, Yet I Am Still Here Writing Rhymeappreciation,art,deep,per
5/13/2020 Part One, There Is A Dangerous Sun Now A'Rising Rhymeappreciation,art,deep,hum
5/12/2020 Poetic Verses Cast On Angel Of My First True Love Rhymeangel,appreciation,beauty
5/12/2020 Thanking Heavens Above For Your Every Breath Sonnetappreciation,art,beauty,c
5/11/2020 The Nightmare And The Chaos Raven Sent Into Poe's Poetic World Rhymeappreciation,art,creation
5/8/2020 On Mythology And Heroes, Part One Medusa, monster hideous beyond comprehension Rhymeart,creation,fantasy,hero
5/5/2020 At Peace And In Sweet Awe Of Bronze Shaving Of New Rising Moon Rhymeappreciation,art,blessing

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Fav Poems

MoUNTAIN DRoP Rhymedeath,depression,
The Perfect Painting Rhymeart,beauty,
Beauty Exposed Rhymelife,
Diamond in the Sky Sonnetstar,
Beautiful Day Free verseseasons,
Angel Tears Light Verseangel,
In One Fell Swoop Free verselost love,
What the Angels Whisper Free versegod,hope,youth,
Put Your Head on My Shoulder Light Versedance,romantic,
A Shade From The Past Sonnetart,nostalgia,people,
Black Diamond Night Epicbody,death,history,lonely
To a Despondent Friend Quatraindepression,
I Am The Mighty Mountain Personificationearth,mountains,
The Ripping Free verseabuse,addiction,anger,ang
If Walls Could Speak Narrativefeelings,for him,joy,toge
A Letter to Emily Dickinson Rhymepoetess,
Death Blows a Hollow Horn Sonnetdeath,
Bobcat Moon Rhymeautumn,friendship,loss,mo
Spring on the Wind Rhymechange,nature,spring,
White Lace Sonnetlife,seasons
Amidst the Fallen Petals Free verselonging,love,
Echoes in the Stone Epicadventure,death,hero,hist
Written in a Graveyard Sonnetdeath,
The Clock it Mocks Free versebreak up,heartbroken,jeal
Crying River Balladbeautiful,cry,deep,freedo
Church Quatrainblessing,change,devotion,
The tree of life Rhymeage,child,death,mystery,t
Sunset Tableau Versepain,
The Evil Eye Rhymeevil,
Our little Haven Rhymecousin,fairy,fantasy,gree
Colours in our lives Rhymebeauty,color,
Starstruck in your deep Beauty Free versebeautiful,beauty,flower,l
Invitation Rhymelost love,
Her Hidden Gem Rhymemother,voice,
Daddy Free verseblue,dad,depression,fathe
Outside Looking In Rhymecharacter,community,histo
Stairway to the Stars Free versefarewell,kiss,
His Song and Mine I do not know?bird,life,poems,prison,,L
Eyes of Blue Rhymefreedom,hero,memorial day
My Fallen Brother Rhymeangst,brother,history,los
Indian Ink Dramatic Verseabuse,autumn,death,deep,f
Midnight Poet Free verseaddiction,character,devot
A New Bird Rhymebirth,
MY DAY IS COMING Rhymefriendship,journey,life,
Eccentric Eyes Sonnetpain,
O The Grieving Free versedeath,funeral,grief,
A New Love Found Free verseinspirational,
SOMETIMES Rhymeblessing,thanks,
When Love Found Me Rhymeblessing,love,
In An Old Cathedral Rhymeloneliness,love,
Autumn's Gown Rhymecolor,inspiration,
The Sowing Free versedevotion,
Star Gazer Free verseallegory,beauty,metaphor,
Ancient Warrior Iambic Pentameterangst,culture,native amer
Holding a wilting red rose Versedeath,mother,mothers day,
Small Passerene Birds Rhymebeautiful,romantic,season
THE LORDS SWEET MORNING Rhymemusic,nature,
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Light Versesoldier,violence,war,
Mist Song Rhymebeauty,music,nature,
Kresge's Five And Dime Stores Rhymenostalgia,
Rain over Vietnam Quaternrain,war,
Letting Go Rhymeson,
Winter Rhymelife,
Sweet Memories Rhymelost love,
But I Must Stay Villanellesad,
Speaking with a loud quiet voice Free verseblessing,father,
Let the music play on Free versefirst love,music,
JE SUIS CHARLIE -- Afterthought Narrativecourage,death,dedication,
What is Love Sonnetlove,
Tie-Dyed Sky Blank versebeauty,imagery,love,roman
When Bubbles Dissipate Tankabeautiful,beauty,i love y
- A Simple Rose - Versebeauty,flower,
Wild pure and free love Free versebeautiful,love,romance,
Long Distance Dreamer Light Versebeautiful,i miss you,long
Heaven or Hell Free versedark,heaven,light,love,
Oak Rhymetree,
December Magic Quintain (English)nature,
Autumn's Dreams Of A Country Road Rhymenature,seasons,
Wild Love Narrativegarden,love,rose,sweet,
Intolerable Rhymeabuse,betrayal,racism,
Approaching storm Rhymeweather,
It's Only Through Jesus Rhymechristian,faith,god,inspi
To Him who Loves Me Sonnetlove,relationship,romanti
The Bleeding Sky Versehistory,patriotic,remembe
Whilst walking through the woods Sonnetanimal,beauty,bird,nature
- Break Not A Flower Nor Inscribe A Stone - Coupletcare,deep,life,love,
When Shadows Fall Rhymelife,music,nature,seasons
Contest Consternation Free versecommunity,poetry,words,
Why So Afraid Iambic Pentameterlove,
Eccentricity In Love Sonnetlove,universe,
I Walk on Water Free verseintrospection,life,
Lamb Rhymechristian,hope,spiritual,
Conquer Rhymedepression,
Write you OUT Free versegoodbye,how i feel,
Releasing Me Sonnethappiness,peace,
As we walk hand in hand Rhymehappiness,how i feel,love
On Blood's Own Sand Free versedeath,desire,emotions,pas
I tried to hide Rhymeabsence,africa,cheer up,c
The Past Eternal In Dreams Prosedeath,dream,

Fav Poets

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
lg ds 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
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
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