Christina’s World

Title: Christina’s World Date: 1948 Realism Artist: Andrew Wyeth American 1917 - 2009

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Sleepless in Love

  Again I’m here and you are there And without you I lay awake At night distance too much to bear As all my senses dare to ache For you and the sweet love we make A moonless sky holds no solace To closed eyes as my thoughts retrace Your lips as when they first … Continue reading Sleepless in Love

Echo Sonnet

Created by: Jeff Green Meter: Decasyllabic or pentameter Structure: 3 quatrains and a couplet Rhyme Scheme: a1bba2 acca2 adda2 a1a2 Example: Lebensraum by Jez Farmer To find the place where gods reside; just look Into a candle’s solitary flame And listen for their voice to call your name Within the self, and there you’ll find … Continue reading Echo Sonnet

Tutelary Goddess

She calls from waters of rivers and seas, To Britons of the future, now and past, She is the whisper on an English breeze, She is the knowledge our freedom will last. From the valleys of Wales she filled with song, To purple heather of bonnie Scotland The call of our nations forever strong, Through … Continue reading Tutelary Goddess

In the Beginning

Realms of fantasy lay hidden in the depths of imagination while the turbulence of reality buries them deeper the writer must dig them out word by word never in order but a jumbled mass of verbal imaginings tangled by life like wool that met the playful kitten and the mess must be sorted each word … Continue reading In the Beginning

Wild Surrender

She is the flame that dances on my skin A searing torment igniting my lust As kissing silences, the words within Her desire draws out my instinctive need Acquiesced want given to her in trust Her fiery heat to which I must concede My love she’s taking me beyond my fear In a rush of … Continue reading Wild Surrender

Gill Nets

Old wooden boats are waiting by the sea The tide is out they have no place to go In stillness, they wait for the ebb and flow The turning of the tide will set them free All nets are ready for the casting out As waves come closer to their aging bows All ready to … Continue reading Gill Nets

Not Yet

Secrets and shadows, wine and rain Just questions spinning round Inside my head there is no peace The answers lost not found Where are the things to end my pain In confusion, I’m bound By fears that never seem to cease I look beneath the ground And now I pause to take no breath Alone … Continue reading Not Yet

Triquerta

Maiden I see through eyes of youth, And watch you grow in lunar dreams, I see you dance in winds of truth And waxing beams. The Mother heard my childish screams, Her silver smile to guide my way, Within the fields and flowing streams Reflect her ray. Then Crone of Wise I hear you say, … Continue reading Triquerta

Another World

You ask me what I want and I will tell you of my desire no lingering kisses in a darkened room nor the gentle words of a candlelit romance I don’t want sex on the beach nor making out in front of late night TV I just want to talk Talk to me baby take … Continue reading Another World

Morning Goodbye

Waking up with you but my heart didn’t want to wake up yet I didn’t want to say goodbye yet to hold on to the wonder of lustful love a little longer as I feel you soft sleeping breath draw over my chest a brief moment before your eyes open to kiss me goodbye leaving … Continue reading Morning Goodbye

Dreaming

As I dream of my death I see beauty on the other side of this nothing the meaningless nothing that is living and as I dream I hear sweet music calling me to feel the rhythm the rhythm of dance that was mine and I taste the bittersweet of love that was mine and is … Continue reading Dreaming

One Art

The art of losing isn’t hard to master; so many things seem filled with the intent to be lost that their loss is no disaster. Lose something every day. Accept the fluster of lost door keys, the hour badly spent. The art of losing isn’t hard to master. Then practice losing farther, losing faster: places, … Continue reading One Art

Triad to Love

Three things I give to show thee love Declared to thee by moon above: The first gift is my heart unbound The second my pride laid on the ground So the third, my humility can be found; All these things I give thee in love   ©JG Farmer 2013 Form: Triad

Ne’er Reborn

I am – she cares not who that is I’m nix but words that scorn A heart despised by acid tongue For love is ne’er reborn With contempt, she let my heart dream Her love was mine to hold But love be damned when left for dead Outside in winter’s cold No pity has she … Continue reading Ne’er Reborn

Vision

You don’t see me you never see but I do. Silent eyes straying lazily over your curves teasing fingers reaching close but never touching. A kiss waxing poetic love on your lips my tongue just a whisper on your flesh. Then you begin to feel the torment and tease of rough leather curling around your … Continue reading Vision

Love’s Wish

I love you even today, without hope Of knowing you ever loved me too But for that I will not forlornly mope My tears are shed, as always without you To ease my soul from all that brings me pain And that hurts the most, what else can I do? So once more I walk … Continue reading Love’s Wish

Too Late?

The joys of spring are late in coming round As snowflakes scatter softly on the ground For winter's winds are holding back the light And earth must wait to feel the warming sun Despite the ever short'ning hours of night The essence of spring seems lost amid ice And voices moan about the cold and … Continue reading Too Late?

Bardic Sonnet

Created by: William Kenneth Keller Structure: 3 quatrains and a couplet 1. The rhyme is to be internal cross rhyme, not end rhyme. This is formally known as interlaced rhyme. The interlaced rhymes should occur within the first 3 feet of the line. 2. Rather than end rhyme, the form employs a type of alliteration … Continue reading Bardic Sonnet

Haiku

deep inside darkness creation unfurls its wings there’s light at the end © JG Farmer 2017 Form: Haiku

Gŵyl Fair y Canhwyllau

Ancient circle cast to call The spring song from winter’s shawl Vibrant visions in my view Subtle hues of Brigid’s brew The cold clings on as life grows Beneath solid ground and snows And winter wanes to spring’s breeze While budding trees thin the freeze ©JG Farmer Form: Deibhidhe

Bright Star

Bright star! would I were steadfast as thou art— Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night, And watching, with eternal lids apart, Like Nature’s patient sleepless Eremite, The moving waters at their priestlike task Of pure ablution round earth’s human shores, Or gazing on the new soft fallen mask Of snow upon the mountains … Continue reading Bright Star

To a Girl

At last I feel my love so close to me Thy breath, a soft caress upon my cheek And in that touch I yield my soul to thee Yet my spirit is neither frail nor weak It is thy love that gives my heart its strength The strength that seeks to sate thy own desire … Continue reading To a Girl

Evaluation

The day started with the joy of living in the golden rays of the summer sun the future a vibrant vista of brilliant brightness and then we saw it the lifeless corpse on the roadside another victim of the fast-moving world another death unnoticed by a speeding car destiny wiped out in a moment and … Continue reading Evaluation

Tick Tock

Past days echo in tickings of a clock The clock that marks time passing with a tock Each tick, each tock is gone forevermore No more can life be as it was before Before you touched my heart with love's encore Again, encore, I beg another kiss The sweetest kiss that leads me to your … Continue reading Tick Tock

Angel

As she brings me to my knees glistening sparks of silver capture my eye she sharpens her blade the sacrifice has begun her desire must be met and I have nothing left but my life my Queen of darkness demands the ultimate gift with the first cut of her knife my body burns my blood … Continue reading Angel

Envelope Sonnet

Meter: Decasyllabic or pentameter Structure: Octet and sestet Rhyme Scheme: abbacddc efgefg Example: Romancing the Verse by Jez Farmer Romantic heart that graced paper and ink Inspiring poets far beyond your time With words that danced across the years between And on the page your dreams of love are seen By lovers seeking the sense … Continue reading Envelope Sonnet

Bluebird

there's a bluebird in my heart that wants to get out but I'm too tough for him, I say, stay in there, I'm not going to let anybody see you. there's a bluebird in my heart that wants to get out but I pour whiskey on him and inhale cigarette smoke and the whores and … Continue reading Bluebird