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Oops wrong button- trying again with a request and new poem.

Hello everyone. I sometimes attend an interfaith group on Sundays and this week our topic of discussion is inspirational poetry. I was hopi…

Started by Karen

8 Oct 12, 2009
Reply by Atheist Exile

A Quatorzain

The man is dead, and still as any who have shed their breath, despite their grief and tales of having seen him sounding sweet on the teller…

Started by Phillip A. Ellis

6 Oct 5, 2009
Reply by Phillip A. Ellis

It Comes: A first draft.

A pressing heavy thud does come. An, at first, cacophonous Flocking together of cells Turns inward and muffles Against its own uranium-colo…

Started by Eric Wetzell

3 Oct 4, 2009
Reply by Eric Wetzell

The Gard'ner of Death

I'm not a real poet . . . but I dabble from time to time. I know real poetry is actually very complex and weaves together many facets of ex…

Started by Atheist Exile

7 Oct 3, 2009
Reply by A Former Member

A Blessing by James Wright

Just off the Highway to Rochester, Minnesota Twilight bounds softly forth on the grass. And the eyes of those two Indian ponies Darken with…

Started by Karen

2 Sep 26, 2009
Reply by A Former Member

A new poem written by me for your critical perusal.

Child Lily Red daylily, coaxed by revolution’s hot ray Bursts wide open, luxuriant, luminous. Hidden beauty, in my garden it must stay. My…

Started by Karen

5 Sep 26, 2009
Reply by Karen

An Ending

An Ending Was this why I was woken? I lay at peace at the bottom of a warm lagoon enjoying the beauty of light on water and the playing of…

Started by Ian Mason

3 Sep 6, 2009
Reply by A Former Member

A rough draft. Any comments?

Near the end His health was hardened in the cold Best Parlours he had to sit in when he first came to the parish. Enthusiasm and new idea…

Started by Ian Mason

4 Sep 6, 2009
Reply by A Former Member

Excerpt from the Poetic Edda

[10] A better burden | may no man bear For wanderings wide than wisdom; It is better than wealth | on unknown ways, And in grief a refuge i…

Started by Marit

0 Aug 30, 2009

Another sketch

Water scene A conical rock rises above the fjord's surface. In it a crevice, wide at the top and narrowing as it descends, and resembling…

Started by Ian Mason

5 Aug 23, 2009
Reply by Ian Mason

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