POEM OF THE DAY
Before The Birth Of One Of Her Children
All things within this fading world hath end,
Adversity doth still our joys attend;
No ties so strong, no friends so dear and sweet,
But with death's parting blow are sure to meet.
The sentence past is most irrevocable,
A common thing, yet oh, inevitable.
How soon, my Dear, death may my steps attend,
How soon't may be thy lot to lose thy friend,
We both are ignorant, yet love bids me
These farewell lines to recommend to thee,
That when the knot's untied that made us one,
I may seem thine, who in effect am none.
And if I see not half my days that's due,
What nature would, God grant to yours and you;
The many faults that well you know I have
Let be interred in my oblivious grave;
If any worth or virtue were in me,
Let that live freshly in thy memory
And when thou feel'st no grief, as I no harmes,
Yet love thy dead, who long lay in thine arms,
And when thy loss shall be repaid with gains
Look to my little babes, my dear remains.
And if thou love thyself, or loved'st me,
These O protect from stepdame's injury.
And if chance to thine eyes shall bring this verse,
With some sad sighs honor my absent hearse;
And kiss this paper for thy dear love's sake,
Who with salt tears this last farewell did take.
POEM OF THE DAY - MODERN POEM
A Song Of The Degrees
Rest me with Chinese colours,
For I think the glass is evil.
The wind moves above the wheat-
With a silver crashing,
A thin war of metal.
I have known the golden disc,
POEM OF THE DAY - MEMBER POEM
The Truth I Must Tell
If I should lie
I never meant to be mean
I did it only to protect you
Because I don't think you can handle
The truth I must tell
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Stad Van Liefde
Die plek van my begeertes
die omgewing waar sy woon
daardie klein pragtige romantiese dorpje
met haar magneet aantrekkingskrag
De plek van mijn verlangens,
de omgeving waar zij woont
Dat mooie romantische stadje
met haar magnetische aantrekkingskracht
ভেসে যায় অবেলায়
Age adds to experience,
But changes have season!
Seeing the dry river,
I avoided it,
Soon the river began to weep bitterly,
Then I could not stay away from it,
This word equality
Has become the new jewel
In the progressive crown
Of the political left everywhere
Songs Of Evening
As evening sun comes down on a beautiful day I listen to the sounds of birdsong chirping warbling each one unique they sing of life. Nature has a way of slowing down our busy lives only if we open our hearts and minds.
Looking at my garden flowers of roses of many colours I see a beautiful butterfly with beating wings flowing softly slowly in that very moment I see a creation of love.