Tag Archives: Poems

What I Don’t Like ‘Bout Haiku

Image Credit: HubPages What I don’t like ’bout Haiku is that when I am Just beginning, I Advertisements

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A Poetic Knight’s Tour

Image: Flickr For those of you who are familiar with the knight’s tour, you’d immediately get it.

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The ABCs Of War

“The Harvest of Battle” by Christopher R. W. Nevinson, 1919 An Austrian Archduke, assaulted and assailed, Broke Belgium’s barriers, by Britain bewailed, Causing consternation, confused chaotic crises; Diffusing destructive, death-dealing devices. England engaged earnestly, eager every ear, France fought furiously, … Continue reading

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The Birds Sing Together

Image: Shutterstock As the sun rises, the birds sing together. A man with a gifted ear for music analyzed How the birds’ voices differ from each other; He then lengthily discussed and emphasized How some birds are better than the … Continue reading

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A Verse Full Of Footnotes

Edward Edwin Foot seemed to like using footnotes in his poems. For example, the last stanza of his poem “The Fallen Leaves”, published in The Original Poems of Edward Edwin Foot (1867) contained three footnotes: Altho’ we* mourn for one now gone, … Continue reading

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Haiku: Shell

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Gleanings From The Past #35

Lines Worked on a Hearth Rug Fair one, take heed how you advance, Nor tempt your own undoing; If you’re too forward, fearful Chance A Spark may prove your Ruin. — The New-York Mirror, December 27, 1823

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