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  • 13.
    Birches

    When I see birches bend to left and right
    Across the lines of straighter darker trees,
    I like to think some boy's been swinging them.
    But swinging doesn't bend them down to stay.
    Ice-storms do that. Often you must have seen them
    Loaded with ice a sunny winter morning
    After a rain. They click upon themselves
    As the breeze rises, and turn many-coloured
    As the stir cracks and crazes their enamel.
    Soon the sun's warmth makes them shed crystal shells
    Shattering and avalanching on the snow-crust
    Such heaps of broken glass to sweep away
    You'd think the inner dome of heaven had fallen.
    They are dragged to the withered bracken by the load,
    And they seem not to break; though once they are bowed
    So low for long, they never right themselves:
    You may see their trunks arching in the woods
    Years afterwards, trailing their leaves on the ground,
    Like girls on hands and knees that throw their hair
    Before them over their heads to dry in the sun.
    But I was going to say when Truth broke in
    With all her matter-of-fact about the ice-storm,
    I should prefer to have some boy bend them
    As he went out and in to fetch the cows-
    Some boy too far from town to learn baseball,
    Whose only play was what he found himself,
    Summer or winter, and could play alone.
    One by one he subdued his father's trees
    By riding them down over and over again
    Until he took the stiffness out of them,
    And not one but hung limp, not one was left
    For him to conquer. He learned all there was
    To learn about not launching out too soon
    And so not carrying the tree away
    Clear to the ground. He always kept his poise
    To the top branches, climbing carefully
    With the same pains you use to fill a cup
    Up to the brim, and even above the brim.
    Then he flung outward, feet first, with a swish,
    Kicking his way down through the air to the ground.
    So was I once myself a swinger of birches.
    And so I dream of going back to be.
    It's when I'm weary of considerations,
    And life is too much like a pathless wood
    Where your face burns and tickles with the cobwebs
    Broken across it, and one eye is weeping
    From a twig's having lashed across it open.
    I'd like to get away from earth awhile
    And then come back to it and begin over.
    May no fate willfully misunderstand me
    And half grant what I wish and snatch me away
    Not to return. Earth's the right place for love:
    I don't know where it's likely to go better.
    I'd like to go by climbing a birch tree
    And climb black branches up a snow-white trunk
    Toward heaven, till the tree could bear no more,
    But dipped its top and set me down again.
    That would be good both going and coming back.
    One could do worse than be a swinger of birches. read more »

  • 14.
    Sonnet 130: My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun

    My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun;
    Coral is far more red than her lips' red;
    If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun;
    If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head. read more »

  • 15.
    I felt a Funeral, in my Brain (280)

    I felt a Funeral, in my Brain,
    And Mourners to and fro
    Kept treading--treading--till it seemed
    That Sense was breaking through-- read more »

  • 16.
    A Noiseless Patient Spider

    A noiseless, patient spider,
    I mark’d, where, on a little promontory, it stood, isolated;
    Mark’d how, to explore the vacant, vast surrounding,
    It launch’d forth filament, filament, filament, out of itself; read more »

  • 17.
    Alley Rats

    They were calling certain styles of whiskers by the name of “lilacs.”
    And another manner of beard assumed in their chatter a verbal guise read more »

  • 18.
    Sonnet 73: That time of year thou mayst in me behold

    That time of year thou mayst in me behold,
    When yellow leaves, or none, or few do hang
    Upon those boughs which shake against the cold,
    Bare ruined choirs where late the sweet birds sang. read more »

  • 19.
    The Forerunners

    The harbingers are come. See, see their mark;
    White is their colour, and behold my head.
    But must they have my brain? must they dispark
    Those sparkling notions, which therein were bred? read more »

  • 20.
    A Sort of a Song

    Let the snake wait under
    his weed
    and the writing
    be of words, slow and quick, sharp read more »

  • 21.
    Metaphors of a Magnifico

    Twenty men crossing a bridge,
    Into a village,
    Are twenty men crossing twenty bridges,
    Into twenty villages, read more »

  • 22.
    Night Clouds -new-

    The white mares of the moon rush along the sky
    Beating their golden hoofs upon the glass Heavens
    The white mares are all standing on their hind legs read more »

  • 23.
    Absences

    It's snowing this afternoon and there are no flowers.
    There is only this sound of falling, quiet and remote,
    Like the memory of scales descending the white keys
    Of a childhood piano- outside the window, palms! read more »

  • 24.
    A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning

    As virtuous men pass mildly away,
    And whisper to their souls, to go,
    Whilst some of their sad friends do say,
    'The breath goes now,' and some say, 'No:' read more »

New Metaphor Poems

  1. MetaHeart xx Change Heart xx xxx .., Lee Mack
  2. Truth, Wenjun Liu
  3. Speaking Metaphorically, Naveed Akram
  4. Once a dream, SALINI NAIR
  5. The Daughter of the Earth - 19, gajanan mishra
  6. Poet You're Suffering from 'Metaphor', Cecelia GrantPeters
  7. Reigning Empress, Clark Ashton Smith
  8. Haiku... A Poets Craft, Ken e Hall
  9. Exile, Rjv Ernesto
  10. Paper Boat, Ferdinand L Quintos
  11. And As In Alice, Mary Jo Bang
  12. Holy Metaphor, Lynn Anne Brown
  13. God speaks in metaphors, AaI Harvey
  14. Ranting, Raven Ozera
  15. Alliterations M-O, Lento Maez
  16. Try Try Try, Tyler Wilcox
  17. Tenor, Justin Reamer
  18. Is This... A Metaphor?, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  19. >>Religion Is A Metaphor, Abdul Wahab
  20. Said In Metaphors, Abdul Wahab
  21. Thick Curtain, Don Nguyen
  22. Carry On Larkin/g, David Rudd Mitchell
  23. Metaphors, John Kielmeyer
  24. Enjoy Every Bit, RIC S. BASTASA
  25. Autumn, Syed Peerzada Aurangzeb
  26. Teacher, Reginald Bryant Scott
  27. The Language Of Poetry Is Metaphor, Shalom Freedman
  28. Poetry Is A Metaphor, Shalom Freedman
  29. I Don't Know Why I Should Try To Write A.., Shalom Freedman
  30. The Autumn of Metaphors, William Pryor
  31. The Poems Became Metaphors, Shalom Freedman
  32. A Poet's Old Age Should Be An Adventure .., Shalom Freedman
  33. Making Of A Poem, Jay P Narain
  34. The beautiful heart, Matthew Holloway
  35. Surreal Experiment, Heather Iverson
  36. Life’s Scene-S/Haiku, Ken e Hall
  37. Oread Haiku, Dónall Dempsey
  38. The Poem Is The Metaphor/ Hidden Or Not, Shalom Freedman
  39. *The Korpurut Jungle ~ a collection of p.., The Corporate Champs
  40. metaphors, Kyungdae Min
  41. Haiku...To Be or Not, Ken e Hall
  42. Paper Hearts, Pedro Cescon
  43. the role of a metaphor, RIC S. BASTASA
  44. Hypocrite Auteur, Archibald MacLeish
  45. A Word To Christians...., Atef Ayadi
  46. Alley Rats, Carl Sandburg
  47. woman and poetry, RIC S. BASTASA
  48. ! ! Spring Cleaning, Michael Shepherd
  49. Hiding Emotion in Metaphors, Audrey Marie Kay
  50. love is a lullaby, Haley cox
  51. Is letting go a metaphor?, Terri Turrell
  52. METAPHORIC FIREWALL, Ray Lucero
  53. Metaphors, Philip Winchester
  54. A Poem Is A Metaphor/ Isn't It?, Shalom Freedman
  55. Let's Leave The 'Poems' Without Metaphors, Shalom Freedman
  56. The Metaphor of Poetry/Meets The Mysteri.., Shalom Freedman
  57. Metaphor, Insane and luving it
  58. Without A Promise, Daniel Yetman
  59. All The Poems Are A Metaphor, Shalom Freedman
  60. Poet Earth's metaphors, john tiong chunghoo
  61. 208, RIC S. BASTASA
  62. 36, RIC S. BASTASA
  63. Pale Metaphor, vince gullaci
  64. Candy Canes: A Haiku, Jim Milks
  65. plain cat, RIC S. BASTASA
  66. The Poem Is A Metaphor/ For Whatever The.., Shalom Freedman
  67. ABSTRACTIA, Ray Lucero
  68. Upsets The Balance, shimon weinroth
  69. The Moderns, Francis Duggan
  70. bow and arrow, RIC S. BASTASA
  71. a broken heart, RIC S. BASTASA
  72. The Poem Is A Metaphor, Shalom Freedman
  73. ' FOR I AM A METAPHOR', kottrell johnson
  74. As the Bombs Drop, Laurence Overmire
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