Posts Tagged: contemporary poetry

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    Beach Poem – On the Seaweeds’ Scattering

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    ‘On the Seaweed’s Scattering’ is a beach poem, a celebration of beauty and a reflection on everything and everyone having a time and a place. On the Seaweed’s Scattering – a Beach Poem You cast a warm body And hold me In the drizzly bright of your palm, A baby mule Half-blind and staggering  … Read more »

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    Spring Poems – Mid-conversation, we melt into the Blossoming

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    Mid-conversation, we melt into the Blossoming¬†is one of my spring poems. I love this time of year and watch the petals and leaves appear like a hawk. Apple blossoms are amazing!   Mid-conversation, we melt into the Blossoming – Spring Poems Mid conversation, we melt into the blossoming, a million apple petals rising from a… Read more »

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    Experience Poem – Tea Leaves

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    Tea Leaves is an experience poem, a reflection on how some things will change you forever. Tea Leaves – Experience Poem The kettle’s whistle signals the water’s draw to gush and settle in the pot, swerve the dry leaves and extract the passing of water and herbs way over to the far side where nothing… Read more »

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    Inner Peace Poem – Ignorance is Bliss

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    Ignorance is Bliss is an inner peace poem, reflecting on our insatiable hunger for knowledge, control, and self-improvement. Ignorance is Bliss – Inner Peace Poem “I’ve learned that you don’t need to know everything”, the old man told me at the bus stop when I asked him for a nugget of gold / me shuffling… Read more »

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    Angst Poem – Shunned Girl, Dodged Boy

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    Shunned Girl, Dodged Boy is a love poem and an angst poem, depicting the vulnerabilities and struggles of anyone who feels they don’t fit in. Shunned Girl, Dodged Boy – Angst Poem Her Crooked teeth / no money for dental fancy work, Mum said / freckled skin and a scrawny, lanky body, crowned with a… Read more »

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    Carpe Diem Poem – Salt

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    Salt is a carpe diem poem, a reflection on relinquishing control and allowing time’s passing and bursting growth. Salt – A Carpe Diem Poem Wishing away the shrinking moon you trap the tide and chase away the pause of silence. You gag the tick you flag the tock. Ironing wrinkles upon the ground you prune… Read more »

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    Relaxation Poems – Out of a Spin

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    Out of a Spin is one of my relaxation poems, a reflection on how mental turmoil passes and can be overcome with the kindness and support of others. Out of a Spin – Relaxation Poems Spinning and spinning in the turbulent pool my bones fail to grip the granules of salt, locked up gasping for… Read more »

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    Anorexia Poem – The Mirror

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    The Mirror is an anorexia poem, a brief glance at the complexity of this eating disorder and thoughts on how sufferers and bystanders struggle to cope. This poem is written in the Tanka poetic form. The Mirror – Anorexia Poem The mirror lies to her shows fat and beef where I see skin and bone,… Read more »

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    Modern Sonnet – My Pie

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    My Pie is a modern sonnet, a reflection on sharing life and the privilege of being able to do so, especially seeing as life’s a mixed bag. My Pie – Modern Sonnet of love and truth and gold above of hate and lies and dirt below Not sure should I but try to blow my… Read more »