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29 Feb, 2024 Today
POEM OF THE DAY
An Exhortation

Chameleons feed on light and air:
Poets' food is love and fame:
If in this wide world of care
Poets could but find the same
With as little toil as they,
Would they ever change their hue
As the light chameleons do,
Suiting it to every ray
Twenty times a day?

Poets are on this cold earth,
As chameleons might be,
Hidden from their early birth
In a cave beneath the sea;
Where light is, chameleons change:
Where love is not, poets do:
Fame is love disguised: if few
Find either, never think it strange
That poets range.

Yet dare not stain with wealth or power
A poet's free and heavenly mind:
If bright chameleons should devour
Any food but beams and wind,
They would grow as earthly soon
As their brother lizards are.
Children of a sunnier star,
Spirits from beyond the moon,
O, refuse the boon!
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POEM OF THE DAY - MODERN POEM
Ex Machina

When love was a question, the message arrived
in the beak of a wire and plaster bird. The coloratura
was hardly to be believed. For flight,

it took three stagehands: two
on the pulleys and one on the flute. And you
thought fancy rained like grace.

Our fog machine lost in the Parcel Post, we improvised
with smoke. The heroine dies of tuberculosis after all.

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POEM OF THE DAY - MEMBER POEM
The Flowers Song

Pluck of my fragrance to your nose,
It is the very pulse of your heart.
The colors of my bloom are the warmth of your heart.

My petals, the testament of desire met - your hands and feet unbound.
And your senses lifted in the sun.
And these fair blooms amidst the murmuring thorns are
the honest protests of your heart
Sighing into the sun.
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28 Feb, 2024 Wednesday
POEM OF THE DAY
Although They Are

Although they are
only breath, words
which I command
are immortal
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POEM OF THE DAY - MODERN POEM
Patterns

I walk down the garden-paths,
And all the daffodils
Are blowing, and the bright blue squills.
I walk down the patterned garden-paths
In my stiff, brocaded gown.
With my powdered hair and jeweled fan,
I too am a rare
Pattern. As I wander down
The garden-paths.
My dress is richly figured,

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POEM OF THE DAY - MEMBER POEM
Carry On

How could I love a man who could not love me back?
Who does not even know what love is nor how to do it?
Do I know what love is? Could it be pain?
Fighting for honor and respect.
The love I know is an empty void in my soul
and a desperate urge to fill it,
or my body will cave in on itself
sucked into that ever expanding black hole in my heart.
Feelings of longing and sorrow,
my burdens pile up around me,

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27 Feb, 2024 Tuesday
POEM OF THE DAY
Immortality

Foil'd by our fellow-men, depress'd, outworn,
We leave the brutal world to take its way,
And, Patience! in another life, we say
The world shall be thrust down, and we up-borne.

And will not, then, the immortal armies scorn
The world's poor, routed leavings? or will they,
Who fail'd under the heat of this life's day,
Support the fervours of the heavenly morn?

No, no! the energy of life may be
Kept on after the grave, but not begun;
And he who flagg'd not in the earthly strife,

From strength to strength advancing--only he,
His soul well-knit, and all his battles won,
Mounts, and that hardly, to eternal life.
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POEM OF THE DAY - MODERN POEM
City That Does Not Sleep

In the sky there is nobody asleep. Nobody, nobody.
Nobody is asleep.
The creatures of the moon sniff and prowl about their cabins.
The living iguanas will come and bite the men who do not dream,
and the man who rushes out with his spirit broken will meet on the
street corner
the unbelievable alligator quiet beneath the tender protest of the
stars.

Nobody is asleep on earth. Nobody, nobody.

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POEM OF THE DAY - MEMBER POEM
The Distant Sound Before A Tug Of War

It's a cold night in the late 80's,
And we can't realize how great is,
To have somebody who understands,
All the oceans and lands,
And all the golds and reds.
Where is art, there is a heart,
So, don't tear me apart,
It's impossible for you, to see what I want.
If I would die for it, would you see?
How I'm waiting to be free.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

Take time to love those, who are alive, Their love is there, to feel and see, For in the future, You may be shedding, many tears, Of memories for them, Like me' Tom Maxwell Copyright 5/3/2020

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indira babbellapati

I dwell
In the absence
You left behind
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Dr. Antony Theodore

If you die before me
I would jump down into your grave
and hug you so innocently
that angels will become jealous.
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Indoors by technology, outdoors by speedy transport
I travel the world
Today in Japan, tomorrow in Rome,
Next day by an ancient civilization or in Hawaii or Coast Ivory,
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4.
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The low lands call
I am tempted to answer
They are offering me a free dwelling
Without having to conquer
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Chinedu Dike

The Peace Warrior Of Mzansi, among heroes - a colossus!
Sun Of The Nation; a rare gift of Providence.
Once, entangled in the web of racist succubus;
Unruffled he declares before High Justice:
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(This is a composition in Pilipino Language the first one I did, the only one, and hope some of the Filipinos will get this funny poem in this site. The poem is updated with English translation)


Noong taong otsenta dekada
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CLASSICAL POEMS
1.
Jacques Prevert

Rappelle-toi Barbara
Il pleuvait sans cesse sur Brest ce jour-là
Et tu marchais souriante
Épanouie ravie ruisselante
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2.
Evie Shockley

you put this pen
in my hand and you
take the pen from you put this pen
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3.
Barbara Guest

On this dry prepared path walk heavy feet.
This is not "dinner music." This is a power structure.
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4.
Richard Lovelace

"Come, pretty birds, present your lays,
And learn to chaunt a goddess praise;
Ye wood-nymphs, let your voices be
Employ'd to serve her deity:
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5.
Robert William Service

If you had the choice of two women to wed,
(Though of course the idea is quite absurd)
And the first from her heels to her dainty head
Was charming in every sense of the word:
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6.
Emily Jane Brontë

A little while, a little while,
The weary task is put away,
And I can sing and I can smile,
Alike, while I have holiday.
...

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