Poem of the Week One of America’s greatest and most original poets, Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was born in Massachusetts. She was considered an eccentric by her local community and never married, instead she spent most of her life in reclusive isolation
Form: Free Verse I have no wish to return to the days of youth when my eyes were blind to truth when innocence lacked the wisdom to understand and virtue kindled the lies of self and love I wish I had known then the reality of me and that loving you would open my eyes … Continue reading Of Self and Love
Form: Free Verse There was a time a time that is now so long ago when I gave you my heart
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
Form: Free Verse A gift that resides deep inside me only shared at my choosing and never freely
Dedicated with love to my best friend, the best friend a guy can have Love you, Nella xx Form: Free Verse Sat on those old lockers where we used to chat before we grew up
Haiku Prompt: Fly
Edge of Twilight 3 – The Young Vixen’s Dilemma The words of the Masked Bandit haunted the Young Vixen in the days following their confrontation. In normal circumstances she would have talked things out with the Old Fox, hoping he would have some gem of wisdom to help her. This time she was under no illusions, if she told the Old Fox what Rigby Raccoon had said to her, he would be insistent she gave up her new job.
Form: Ivorian Sonnet 15 The warmth of sunshine nurturing the earth With gentle caress the rays bring forth mirth That lies hidden in the forest of trees
Form: Free Verse Prompt: Old Spice I remember that last time so clearly it could be yesterday and not the closing days of a millennium
America is a rock band formed in London in 1970 by Dewey Bunnell, Dan Peek and Gerry Beckley. All three sons of US Air Force personnel met when their parents were stationed in London and began performing live.
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
Form: Aubade A disgruntled duvet lies on the floor in a heap of crumpled rejection as she lies naked
Form: Raven’s Rovi Sonnet 15 They ask a poet to define love in The words of verse; and it is simply done If we allow for such love to begin
This sonnet was created by the Philippine poet Jose Rizal M. Reyes. It uses an English structure of 3 quatrains and a couplet with a Spanish rhyme scheme. This gives the following rhyme meter aaba bbcb ccdc dd Example: Flying High by Jez Farmer My love, we're flying high above the night and through unguarded … Continue reading Malaysian Sonnet
I saw the Death, and she was seating By quiet entrance at my own home, I saw the doors were opened in my tomb, And there, and there my hope was a-flitting I'll die, and traces of my past In days of future will be never sighted, Look of my eyes will never be delighted … Continue reading Imitation by Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin
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
Prompt: What do you need to feel safe One of the symptoms of my bipolar depressive episodes is panic attacks. These can be logical or totally illogical. Along side the panic attacks I get agoraphobia which leads to reclusiveness and I avoid going out because I just don’t feel safe and then panic.
Form: Aubade The greatest show of nature upon the frosty stage as the Sun King wakens
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
Edge of Twilight 2 - The Masked Bandit Reynard gave his permission to the Young Vixen but with one proviso – he did not care for nudity in advertising and she was to keep her modesty at all times.
Form: Free Verse In those quiet moments when the gentlest touch disturbs the wispy cloud
Form: Free Verse With molten heat he explores the iron cast in flame
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
Cornish Sonnet 3 Meter: Decasyllabic or pentameter Structure: 2 sestets and a couplet Rhyme Scheme: Abacbc dedfeF AF
Poet: Victor Marie Hugo Romantic Movement French 1802 - 1885
Form: Free Verse A casual fling that went too far but still we say no strings attached we are just friends with a bonus
Form: Free Verse One winter’s day they looked at me and said
Cornish Sonnet 2 Meter: Decasyllabic or pentameter Structure: 2 sestets and a couplet Rhyme Scheme: abacbC dedfeF CF
Haiku 4 May 2019 Prompt: Late snow
Edge of Twilight Part 1 As they sat on the old wooden bench at the edge of twilight the Old Fox and the Young Vixen stared into the fading horizon. They snacked on pink sherbet popcorn and drank the remains of a bottle of alcohol-free wine.
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
Form: Free Verse The gentle kiss to say wake up now and my eyelids barely stir
Meter: Decasyllabic or pentameterStructure: 2 sestets and a coupletRhyme Scheme: Abacbc Dedfef AD Example: Lost Chances by Jez Farmer While walking rough roads my feet sore and bare, And dreams were far beyond my outstretched hands, Within the realms where no angels will dare, You turned away each time I reached for you, You wanted … Continue reading Cornish Sonnet 1
Jefferson Airplane was a rock band from San Francisco, California formed in 1965. They are one of the pioneering bands of psychedelic rock and defined the San Francisco Sound and was the first Bay Area group to achieve commercial success internationally.
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?
Form: Arabian Sonnet 3 (tetrameter) Your love was never meant for me And now my words must make me see
Form: Raven’s Rovi Sonnet 13 My love is not the hearts and flowers kind That empty promise wrapped in chocolate
Form: Cyhydedd Hir On an evening breeze that brings us its ease to summer’s hot frieze So ends the day
As a transgender man I spend a lot of time networking within the local community on behalf of the support group I organise.
Form: Arabian Sonnet I wish I could see more within your eyes Beyond the sparkle to where the truth sighs What is hidden beneath the sweet disguise?
Form: American Sonnet Prompt: Remember Me Dedicated in loving memory to my Rose xxx bis um...
Flash Fiction - Romance A misty rain was falling making the amber street lights shimmer as the clubland folk started hustled through the town centre looking for a good time. I sheltered in a shop doorway opposite the cluster of pale-yellow lights that hung over the fountain and watched the water drops play while I waited for Kim to arrive.
Form: Free Verse Appointments for this and then that a coffee with Fred in between
Rondeau The Rondeau is a challenging refraining stanza form. It consists of three stanzas, a quintet, a quatrain and a sestet. The first phrase of the first stanza sets the refrain, in fact the whole first line may be used if the poet so wishes.
Title: Figaro’s Aria Date: 18123 Composer: Gioachino Rossini Movement: Opera Italian Born: 29 February 1792, Pesaro, Italy Died: 13 November 1868, Paris, France
Form: Free Verse The feelings are mine in a stroke of a brush a thousand words hidden in fine lines an image that says nothing in its stillness yet reveals everything in its silence where graphite marks paper there is only truth and my muse stands still whilst my hand follows my eye from his … Continue reading The Artist
Form: Raven’s Rovi Sonnet 12 When I look in your eyes, I see your soul Nothing hidden you’re naked in my sight
Form: Free Verse I can’t take the power it is not mine to take yet it is my desire to possess it when you choose to give it
Form: Free Verse The questioning eyes as red lips ask ‘are you sure?’