Category Archives: Poems

A Lost Horizon

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There was this sky Ordinary, as skies go Blue, white, pink and orange Grey and yellow too, But mostly, mostly blue Distant, untouchable blue. … Far in the distance, The chameleon (but blue) sky Met the earth In a smoky haze of grey and purple. In that distant inky world Resplendent with imagination, Stories were born, Tales flew away and… Read more »

Why Did You Fail?

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  Minister for Exams ~ Brian Patten     When I was a child I sat an exam.This test was so simpleThere was no way i could fail. Q1. Describe the taste of the Moon. It tastes like Creation I wrote,it has the flavour of starlight. Q2. What colour is Love? Love is the colour of the water a manlost… Read more »

All Sevens

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  The 7x7x7x7 Writing Prompt : Grab the 7th book from your bookshelf. Open it up to page 7. Pinpoint the 7th sentence on the page. Begin a poem that begins with that sentence and limit it in length to 7 lines.   The seventh book on my bookshelf happened to be Conversations With God by Neale Donald Walsch. The… Read more »

O Captain! My Captain..!

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  O CAPTAIN! my Captain! our fearful trip is done;The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won;The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring:But O heart! heart! heart!O the bleeding drops of red,Where on the deck my Captain lies,Fallen cold and dead…. Read more »

Haiku Season

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Patterns in the clouds Like palm imprints on smooth dough Recorded destiny… Warble of the brook Resonates within the soul God’s quiet tuning fork Birds making melody Passionate life surging anew Joyous dawn, welcome…! Vibrant evening hush, Wafting wood smoke aromatic Oh blessed home fires…!   ——————- Note: Pictures mine