Halloween Children

Form: Ballad Stanzas In October they come to play Yet they are never seen On autumn days in the playground

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Porthor

Form: Raven's Rovi Sonnet 25 The ocean’s kisses ripple on the shore Setting the rhythm for my love to dance And my heart is lost in the silent awe

The Erotes: Himeros

Form: Ivorian Sonnet 23 Himeros – the god of sexual desire and unrequited love I asked to dance in the grace of your heart And so I danced, and you pulled us apart This, the want of a god I could not hide

Silent Mask

Form: Ballad Stanzas Prompt: Taste the rainbow My confused mind hidden by fear With questions never asked Never daring to say the words

Divinity and Love

Form: Raven's Rovi Sonnet 24 Tonight it feels the distance is so far But still I feel your heart beating with mine Yet I am alone searching for one star

Raven’s Wings

Form: Hir a Thoddaid The snow falls softly on this winter night As the magical dreams begin their flight In the darkness the world of inner sight

My Poet Guide

Form: English Sonnet Dedicated to the Greenian Poet, Jeff Green of the Cricket I have a guide in poetry, I do! A poet guide who sees me right and true. No spirit he, so real. A friend in word,

Forest Clan

Form: Ballad Stanzas They ask me why I can believe The gods exist today While I count blessings, I receive

Art Deco Recalls

Form: Balanced Sonnet Memories held in the scent of old wax Of lost conversations from years ago And the cotton apron covered your slacks

The Erotes: Anteros

Form: Ivorian Sonnet 20 The Erotes: Anteros, god of requited love A tumult of emotions around me And I prayed love was something you’d see Like revealed cards my hand was out on show

Exam Hell

Form: Couplets Months of work coming to a final test, three-hour papers in hot rooms, it’s no jest. Classics, linguistics, fine art, all for me,

Adieu

Form: Ballad Once it was you who ruled my pen And like a child I obeyed you The words at play within my dreams

The Marriage Portrait

Form: Ballad Portrait of the Artist's Wife, Cunera van der Cock by Frans van Mieris the Elder, 1657/8, oil on vellum inlaid on oak. Currently located in the collection of the National Gallery, London, UK

Beyond the Dawn

Form: Raven’s Rovi Sonnet 21 As her voice lingered there upon my ear My eyes wandered slowly into her eyes Where the infinite of love knows no fear

Whisper of Wisdom

Form: Arabian Sonnet I heard his whisper on that darkest night So clear it touched my soul with purest light I didn’t think to fight or take to flight

Love

Form: Quatrains Love, a state of contradiction and such, a world of deep joy, yet agony too. Is it enough or could it be too much?

The Coming of May

Form: Arabian Onegin Sonnet Prompt: Little Lies by Fleetwood Mac As the warming sun comes to shine in May It is as clear as the night follows day A pattern formed, no matter come what may

Lonely Place

Form: English Sonnet The reflections of early summer sun, Glistens again on my windows this year, They blend invisibly ready for fun

The Wall

Form: Australian Sonnet Prompt: A Wall in Naples by Thomas Jones (1782, oil sketch) An old stone wall with no wisdom to tell No secret glimpses into times long past And the feet walk on with no questions asked

Two Witnesses

Form: Raven’s Rovi Sonnet 16 We stand together as we watch love’s death Once lovers, it’s only pain that we feel Still we stand as what was takes its last breath

Haunting Love

Form: Ivorian Sonnet 14 In the silent dark shadows of my mind I see her, a pale figure undefined But my soul knows without doubt it is you

Summer Stillness

Form: Cyhydedd Naw Ban It is in the stillness of the noon Without wind there sings a gentle rune The god of the Sun calling his moon

The Dreaming

Form: American Libre Sonnet Was it a just dream that you called me here And do you still call me to be your guy In this dark place where all I feel is fear

Too Old for Love

Form: Raven’s Rovi Sonnet 14 I want to love you, but I don’t know how These complex feelings that make little sense Confuse my simple heart with then and now

Sloe Gin

Form: Ivorian Sonnet 13 You are my Achilles heel like sloe gin You burn me with the flames from deep within To leave my senses exposed to the pain

Possession

Form: Ivorian Sonnet 12 If I ask you to show me all, reveal Your beauty with nothing left to conceal Would you let me see the woman inside?

Break Up

Form: Arabian Sonnet 3 (tetrameter) Your love was never meant for me And now my words must make me see

Gang Rule

Form: Curtal Sonnet The three black cats that live by my Nan Gang up at dusk and strut about looking tough