Light of the Universe

Form: Raven’s Rovi Sonnet variant 9 When you bring your light to my universe Like the rose blooming on a winter’s day


A Valentine Sonnet

Form: Alfred Dorn Sonnet Author’s Note: Prompt: Your Valentine’s Day feelings, well, the world knows what I think of that but okay a sonnet to say it – delightfully assisted by Rod Stewart.

Nana Story Nana

Form: English Sonnet Written 2008 "Nana tell me story now, Nana please" For me you made magic with words and rhyme

Facets of Blue

Form: Ivorian Sonnet variant 8 It sparkles as sunlight catches the stone Encased in silver, glimmers of love shown


Form: Acrostic Sarcasm is my first language because High level intelligence attracts me whilst

A Sensual Stillness

Raven's Rovi Sonnet My desire burns when your body is still Your mind absent as if you are not there Your senses await the touch of my will

Island Lady

English Sonnet A lady pen, wrote of love in meter, from on the Grecian isle and ancient time. For womankind, was honey ever sweeter?

I Can’t Close My Eyes

Echo Sonnet written 2008 As I lie restless, I hear your soft breath, I see you smile in dreams of love spring. My surrender to watch you, a living death,

Moving On

Each day I looked to universal light And wished I could hear you whisper my name Then heard only silence throughout the night

Grease Is the Word

My first summer of love on that beach, First handheld, first kiss, to the sounds of 'Grease'. 'Summer Lovin'' high in the chart did reach,

Twilight Hunter

I long to see the sparkle in your eyes Silent and yearning a prowling desire Unsated want hidden in empty sighs And like the hunter stalking the streets

For the Love of You

What would I do just for the love of you? I would swim across deep oceans so I could prove That the heart in me beats honest and true, There is no one thing I would not try move.....

Ex Amore Poema

The poetry of love, a scented roseWith verses written where kisses reposeThe sweetest touch the secret words between You and me; each touch a new metaphorTo gently take you where you’ve never beenThe pleasure rushes like an ocean waveAnd still, I write my poems on your skinConcealing the hunger with which I craveTo find desire … Continue reading Ex Amore Poema

The Best of Jazz

He hit the downbeat, found the blues, Not to mention having no clues. The jazz man could improvise and drag, 'Bad Penny Blues' an infamous rag. Slurring between riffs with such ease, Trumpet proud he stood out from the sleaze. Vamp chords repeated for our delight, dissonance of students in bars each night. Jazz club … Continue reading The Best of Jazz

Lucky in Love

A warrior to stand behind The beauty my own eyes defined Her kiss I hold within my mind Her love the reason why I’d let my life slowly unwind To keep her safe, I’ll die For love, there is no asking price Yet demands such high sacrifice Its fate, a mere roll of the dice … Continue reading Lucky in Love

Unspeakable Need

  A whisper of lavender calls a dream, In gentle words that dare the heart to care As darker thoughts recall how love can hurt Mechanised walls surround the patched-up heart, Before hungered lips betray the soul With more lavendered words inviting trust, A poet hides behind versed make believe, No sign the pulse is … Continue reading Unspeakable Need

Comparison of Passion

Dust settles rapidly On empty battlefields In mourning reflection And lovers lingering In velvet temptation Such feelings equated resolutely Love Hate The friction intimates That spirits awaken indifferent   ©JG Farmer 2018 Form: Rhopalic Verse


She speaks to me in words upon the page The mystic woman who so often takes My hand and leads my soul in ways of sage She dries my tears through the pains and heartaches Then guides my pen to write all the hurt out And see the truth that my poetry makes Her belief … Continue reading Rhapsodomancy

The Chair

The chair just sits So empty now And loneliness Is lost in grief The tears I cry For me, not you The emptiness Of letting go I held your hand And begged the pain To set you free To fly among The stars above I did not think I’d feel alone But for that chair … Continue reading The Chair


The Etheree is a 10-lined poetry form with an ascending syllable count of 1 to 10 through lines 1 to 10. Therefore, line 1 has 1 syllable, line 2 has 2, and so on ending with line 10 and 10 syllables. Example: Elemental by Jez Farmer Fire Air, Earth Water sprites combined as one. Life's … Continue reading Etheree

Colours of Life

Dark clouds of pain make it so hard to see The colours of what is going to be We dwell and mope in dull and aching grey With eyes closed: not daring to look ahead As if in the sadness we want to stay To leave tomorrow’s beauty far behind As if the future has … Continue reading Colours of Life

The Rush

Adenosine is looking for a mate But it won’t lead to love on a hot date With the drowsy chill zone getting it on And senses seem dull with thoughts all confused Unable to wake up enough as one The poet unable to write his words Let alone think a line is set out straight … Continue reading The Rush

Succubae Touch

Emotions drained from veins like crimson blood Then leave the soul to drown in poisoned mud Old feelings of hunger, the sensual want And cravings yearn for the succubae touch Inscribed like ink stains in emptiness’ font As flowing silk concealed the pain of love With sedated thoughts refusing to feel Her twisted blades flailing … Continue reading Succubae Touch

Severin’s Lament

Poet’s notes: Venus in Furs is an 1870 novella and part of Love, the first volume of the Legacy of Cain by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch. The character Severin von Kusiemski asks to be the slave of a woman he is infatuated with, encouraging her to treat him progressively in more degrading ways. Texte: I am … Continue reading Severin’s Lament

Ivorian Spring

Silence, can you hear it as seasons turn The news reflected in a sapling fern A joy revealed as golden trumpets’ call The winter has taken its final breath To dance in romance at the springtime ball A god and goddess play their tune again New life is born beneath their sacred feet They’ll bring … Continue reading Ivorian Spring

Alban Elfed

Welcome winds of autumn Take me home to harvest Blessed wings of bounty Cross-county flies carvist So, the sun is setting Searing skies brought afire Sire of gods and gentry In plenty praise inspire © JG Farmer 2018 Form: Rionnaird tri-nard

Cannonades of Summer

A chilled breath creeps across the green A feeling words left unexplained It's closing in yet still unseen A chilled breath creeps across the green And the air feels dry and unclean Like the ground its burned and stained A chilled breath creeps across the green A feeling words left unexplained The sky darkens to … Continue reading Cannonades of Summer

The Spectral Seducer

As dark clouds gathered embracing the sky Old jazz tunes kissed the streets of New Orleans Each note lingering to reach for the moon Old time airs bringing romance to the scene Returning to the dreams of ages past I heard her say ‘huh?’ as I kissed her hand With raindrops falling hard on to … Continue reading The Spectral Seducer

The Date

At a quarter past seven, I must dash For the Appleby’s expect me at eight A flick of oil to my silver moustache For Miss Emma-Jane I mustn’t be late A brisk evening walk buffered by the west And yesterday’s news flies across the street As icy blasts cut through my Sunday best Must hurry … Continue reading The Date

Riding the Waves

Cruelly torn from love’s tantalizing kiss The rage of passion burns beneath my skin It feeds on pleasure gasping from your lips As my tongue flickers softly on your flesh I watch you writhing possessed by desire How slow the touch comes when it’s all you need A little longer; let me enjoy you Let … Continue reading Riding the Waves