Poetry Blogs (poetry)
“All I do is kiss you, through the bars of a rhyme.” ~ Mark Knopfler
Sing to me
one more time.
Share the gift
of your romantic
You have the power
to light up the night
with a flick of your pen.
Show us where
and love begins.
Wednesday 27th May 2020 3:04 am
Gather jumbled up thoughts
jot down some words
superlatives, and delicious nouns
Describe the scene
that can explain
it is certainly this
but it could be better
Conjure up a lost love
hint at a depth of longing,
fulfillment, and regret
but give yourself some credit
Leave readers with faith,
love eventually wins
love yourself enough to see
Saturday 23rd May 2020 6:23 am
Words cannot convey
exactly what I’m trying to say…
when in my mind, I see your face
you have something I can never replace
knowing the world’s a better place with you in it
feeling you near even though you’re distant
imagining you so hard you must feel it!
Close my eyes
and you’re there in the air
Nodding your head, you deliver
the music that makes me shiver
with your sm...
Saturday 23rd May 2020 4:35 am
He stayed in beautiful isolation
For so long
He became a memory
A shadow on the wall
A stain on the carpet
When they sipped red wine
They remembered him
In the taste upon their lips
In the pause
Between the small talk
The chair remained empty
The corner a little darker
The mirror over the bar
Cast no reflection
Monday 18th May 2020 4:18 pm
An April Sunday brings the snow,
delicately bouncing against the panes of high windows as I watch the dedicated stride towards the Brynmor Jones, strangers to me as I am to you but although we have not met, I feel I know you.
A jam stained solid oak table adorned with scraps of paper, jottings only I could understand reminding me of the perilous homework
often not completed from my school days ...
Saturday 16th May 2020 8:06 pm
The World in Lockdown People's Poem is now online and free to read at:
Please give it a read!
Saturday 16th May 2020 6:57 pm
I may forget where I put my keys.
I may forget my phone.
I may forget what day it is.
I may forget my way home.
I will never forget sunsets over the ocean.
I will never forget blessings from above.
I will never forget soothing melodies.
I will never forget the love.
Thursday 14th May 2020 1:53 pm
The Poetic Bond X - calls for submissions - up to four poems on any subject, in any form, and of any length (120 lines in print + weblink).
So far 623 poems from 223 poets have been published in The Poetic Bond Series. The Poets of The Poetic Bond come from all over the globe, from the US to Malaysia, the UK to the Lebanon, with ages ranging from 14 to 86, exploring themes of love, life, age...
Sunday 10th May 2020 11:37 am
PRESS RELEASE 23rd April 2020 PRESS RELEASE 23rd April 2020
Poems from The Lockdown
Poetry anthology available Amazon and elsewhere from 18th April.2020
Every country on the planet has been affected by Coronavirus Covid-19, with many countries in Lockdown; where social distancing and self-isolation are now the new normal.
We at, Willowdown Books, believe this anthology, and other po...
Sunday 10th May 2020 11:02 am
I wonder what happens
To the poorly drawn images
We keep abreast as children,
Sheltered inside our notebooks and their crinkly pages.
I envisage those pages accompanying
Balloons, bubbles and butterflies,
And the colors in them adorning
The sallow face of the sky.
I like to believe that my poorly chalked out blades of grass
Somehow appended the greenery on earth
Thursday 7th May 2020 8:47 pm
At the end of the day
The rain now steadily falls
I’ve laid here for hours
Waiting for sleep to come
Keeping my mind company,
I’ve put a few records on
Spinning my favorites and laying low,
Leonard, Elliot, Thom, and Isakov,
Each song delivers a blow
Throwing me back to years ago
I’ve laid here in the dark for so long
It’s too much trouble to turn the lights on
My mind is heavy
Wednesday 6th May 2020 10:08 pm
in the room full of camera’s
unexposed photographs turn,
they do not stay still- how they breathe
to blur the printout- this memory,
you could not memorise- make new,
find another clear and clear your
mania from here, your camera,
stop pondering and pausing
for a better shot, searching
for the glare that will not give,
you cannot paste a glowing prism
to stick your...
Tuesday 5th May 2020 9:45 pm
Wirral poets Barry Woods and Michelle Wright are curating a people's poem during the UK lockdown period. The poem is, at present, ten pages long and will be launched online on May 11th.
Friday 24th April 2020 10:39 pm
I died yesterday
With a pen in one hand and a diary in the other.
The latter's pages were inlaid
With prints of my curry stained fingers,
And splotches of tea,
And smudges of ink,
And spools of memories,
And streams of ridiculous cravings.
I fashioned the contents with the loose threads
I'd been stockpiling since forever.
Vibrant, prismatic, but half-completed...
Friday 24th April 2020 5:59 pm
You are enough.
are costs of the
through it all.
But, then again,
what do I know.
Tuesday 21st April 2020 11:26 pm
Emptiness now seems to weigh,
Stubbornness now waits at bay,
Abruptness now gives a way,
Darkness will now turn to day..
Brightness soon looks to grey,
Firmness soon falls to prey,
Correctness soon starts to sway,
Darkness will now turn to day..
Busyness would light the hay,
Craziness would start its play,
Promptness would go away,
Darkness will now turn to day..
Sunday 19th April 2020 8:27 am
Love is a mosca biting the aorta.
I clutch my chest to qualm the swarm of egregious sting, translating into certain sentences.
There is nothing to say when you bite the fruit, when the soul is in ravenous hunger...Why not wait until I rot?
My soul will always be old...
Days of everything from spectrums and orbits. Nights without use of the eyes... My extinguished love affair ...
Sunday 19th April 2020 3:31 am
instances of mesmerizing glimpses vivify and lend clarity into an understanding of soul.
evocation leaves an everlasting mark as two twin flames embark from a space of divine love to create fate
meticulous minds pick a place and time, upon your arrival show a sign that's vital, gravity pulls us in for a kiss as our hearts meet.
my greatest wishes grant admission, a star is born and with t...
Wednesday 15th April 2020 9:05 am
Poems are not for happy days,
For resolutions and self-promises,
For being tough and unresponsive,
Poems are not for new beginnings.
Poems are searching, searing, morbid,
They turn you in and leave the sun,
Poems seek out your obsessions,
They tickle them, they wrap them in a bow.
Poems are not for going out and doing,
For being your great mechanical self.
Tuesday 14th April 2020 3:04 pm
Late at night
Lying in bed
Listening to music
Or a few recorded poems
Reading the latest
I attempt to craft a new one
Or brush up a draft not quite finished
It’s becoming routine
I’ve always been
An undercover poet
Now I’m sharing my words
With my family’s support as an added bonus
Shared are the happenings,
The contests never won,
Saturday 4th April 2020 5:41 pm
When you felt so alone,
drowning in an ocean of storms,
with no place to call home,
I was here all along,
sending you love
and healing energy.
I’m happy to see
you feel me,
on this poetic journey.
Saturday 4th April 2020 2:16 pm
occult curriculum, whispers of the ancients, leave for letting out secrets
oil lamp kindling catching flames; shining begotten light from passerbys
in between classes, shifting penrose stairs lead into underlying framework on occasion
halls lined with rooks adjacent and curators searching for a select
rites of secret passageways proclaimed, karma to the dark is just a means to an end
Saturday 4th April 2020 11:11 am
We need a sense of the unity of life and of humans for the sake of human welfare and for the survival of the planet. We need a sense of unity with the cosmos so that we can connect with Reality. But we also need a sense of individuality, for the sake of our own dignity and independence and of the loving care for others. We need it to appreciate each natural form, each animal and plant, each human ...
Sunday 29th March 2020 7:44 am
That scenic chorus paints pride blended tears
as suspended droplets thrum euphoria
those watchers notice, its nuance foreign.
They’ve never heeded- never recognised
the harmony befriending delicate words
that welcomed wrung emotions on inches.
rare colloquial feelings pouring traces
left to the table.
The playing record that tugs at my arm
to appear closer, pulling at ...
Saturday 28th March 2020 4:00 pm
Ah, the magic of night
when obligations are over,
another adulting day in the books.
I rest my weary body,
set my boggled mind free
with a little poetry...
Your words await
like a teen with a corsage
to take me to the prom,
where we twist and twirl
under twinkling dollar store stars
and a paper moon.
Happy memories pop up
Saturday 21st March 2020 2:55 am
Can you hear me
on this crowded
Is the earth turning
beneath your feet?
Let poetic music
drown the chaos,
set your spirit free.
No more worries.
Friday 20th March 2020 7:07 pm
A new age of finite secularism is here
Educating the masses to eliminate their freedom
And attributing a range to their beliefs
Keep them smart enough to ask questions but lazy enough to where they won't go looking
For answers are the spark and the gas is on
Keep them angry yet undetermined and unsure and let them approach the stands
For their lack o...
Wednesday 18th March 2020 5:58 pm
All the words to say
The sad ones
The lonely ones
The happy, grateful ones
The mad ones
The ones that circulate through you
But never leave your lips
They rage out onto paper
For all to read
But the ones closest to you
Will never see
These words escape you effortlessly
Words poured out late at night
Words splayed out for others in the light of day
Words that others will relate
Saturday 14th March 2020 1:38 pm
Last Night, through the Window
Last night, through the window,
I heard a train;
But I am far from the railway.
Last night, through the window,
I heard a plane;
But I am far from the airport.
Last night, through the window,
I heard a bus;
But I am far from the road.
Last night, through the window,
I heard an owl;
But I am far from the woods....
Sunday 8th March 2020 2:52 pm
Lord, thank you
for this gift
Please help me
with the poems
Help me write
from a place
rather than ego.
Help me project
you give me.
Monday 2nd March 2020 2:00 pm
Ten years old,
avoiding horny toads.
Then a teen,
in search of the wizard,
playing pinball, drinking, smoking.
On to adulthood,
pushing back when anyone
crossed the line.
with this karma of mine.
Traveling brick roads
that lead to
But, as long as there is
music and poe...
Monday 2nd March 2020 1:47 am
Living in the shadow
of someone else’s life
is a safe hiding place,
most of the time.
You get to observe,
no fear, no pain.
Fertile breeding ground
to create art, music, poetry...
Until the shadow turns around,
chases you down,
strips you naked in front of a
Do you stand erect
in the blinding light...
Sunday 1st March 2020 5:54 pm
How many times does it cross your mind
Maybe a thousand times
I’d rather have you near
Than only have your poems reciting in my ear
Sure, they comfort me
But most days and nights I need you miserably
And those heartbreaking songs
They make me feel like we belong
Despite the truth of our existence
I wish to be in your presence
So here’s another love poem
Sunday 1st March 2020 5:27 am
There’s a connection
A brief flirt
And before you know it
We’re going crazy over each other’s words
The list of reasons confirms you won’t be good for me
But it’ll make for some good poetry
We fool around, lift each other up
Take a drink from the lover’s cup
But watch out,
Don’t get in too deep
Remember this is only for the poetry
We circle around crazy ideas
The two of us in a be...
Saturday 29th February 2020 4:26 am
You could tell she was trying hard,
Which girl doesn't try to mould their own skin to fit in?
You could tell she was trying to impress,
But as someone who knew better, I should have told her to rest,
But she was trying to hard to make it,
She was going all the way to fake it,
And I could tell,
She wore the sheepish smile,
But I knew this act so well,
She was like me,
I am like her,
Wednesday 26th February 2020 12:34 am
Do you ever feel like you're the protagonist of a book?
Where the ending is constantly being rewritten and you're just waiting for the day that it's finally gone through all the edits and gets published?
But what happens if it's a novel that has 7 parts?
You might never even get to read the last written words or get to the final chapter of what you thought was your
Monday 24th February 2020 8:35 am
The sights of ourselves still shape us to divide,
immediate response to the craves and madness,
we feel the way we feel but tonight it's you inside,
burried in the senses out of the lightness.
And days are still days but the trouble collides,
for all the reasons we chose not to revile,
and all our fears, childlish alike,
echoing through our minds, rejecting denial.
Stay where you are a...
Saturday 22nd February 2020 2:35 pm
How do I love thee?
Let me count the ways.
I love you wax poetic
about life, love, dreams.
I love you wish upon stars
and count your blessings.
I love you continue to love
with a thousand holes in your heart
and soar with broken wings.
I love how you speak to my soul
without saying a thing.
Friday 21st February 2020 2:06 pm
Not So White
Little Snow White's daddy died
Pretty girl cried and cried
Wicked Queen an ugly old tart
Sent huntsman to take her heart
Huntsman took Snow for a ride
But felt ever so guilty inside
Snow looked up and made her plea Huntsman said, ‘Go now! Be free’
He took his knife; he lit a cig
Then cut heart out of a pig
Snow White ran he felt good
She tripped over piece of wo...
Wednesday 19th February 2020 9:49 am
To surround yourself with artists
You discover you’re not stuck to this game,
There is more than just poems of pain;
The political daily life,
The chaos of family,
The bounty is aplenty.
Like the ocean explorer covering uncharted territory,
The poet must explore the deeper meaning of life.
We’re all alike,
We seek the truth;
In it we see the real you.
Monday 17th February 2020 3:03 am
rigorous exercise, training my mind
the center of my world, I give you my due diligence
love to watch me write by candle light, would you guide my hand and evoke my true penmanship
law of attraction, I cast it out, and ask around
I question myself, then take affirmative action
groundbreaking truths shatter walls, somebody hand me my protractor
searching the sea floor and tapping the wel...
Sunday 16th February 2020 9:13 pm
single day awareness now does loom
not married or taken? apparently it spells doom
but if i can't have you tomorrow
my thoughts surely can
i'll send some admiration
best believe it man
type a message, or say something nice
"Sealed with a loving kiss" as the olde romantics say
not thinking twice
because if there's a next time around
I want a lover, not a taker
and sing so sweet to her...
Friday 14th February 2020 9:51 am
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Tuesday 11th February 2020 9:29 am
The Muse of music
And the Muse of poetry
Please inspire me
Friday 7th February 2020 6:53 pm
Teacher stood Saying Marie converse in verse 😳
Eh said I, This class is hell its the worse
I can't write or talk Petry and all that crap stuff
bugger this I thought I've had just about enough
I went to toilet then ran all way home that day
I hate bloody poetry, not doing it, no way😒
Next day on detention I had to write a verse
I tried saying I was ill, I needed the school nu...
Wednesday 5th February 2020 10:52 pm
I want to tell you how incredibly
imaginative, creative, talented
I think you are with your poetry,
writing, music, art...
but I hesitate to expose our
ignite impostor syndrome...
all live wires
that threaten to electrocute
our fragile muse
of a numbed,
So, instead of shouting...
Wednesday 5th February 2020 3:15 am
Friend, we drink together
talking at a wedding
lit blue and gold
familiar faces dance around us
Friend, secretly, I wonder
if you were to open up your essence
lift a pen to kiss the paper
to vent your heart aloud
Friend, I long to know
what your poetry would be
if you chose to write
Which desires peskily linger
at the edges of your furrowed mind
which old flames still burn a fi...
Monday 3rd February 2020 12:22 pm
Pretty much the only poem I have that is appropriate for Holocaust Memorial Day.
(Artwork: "Rabbi Loew and the Golem", from "The Prague Golem: Jewish Stories from the Ghetto", ed. Harald Salfellner, Vitalis, 2016. The artist is uncredited)
For centuries I’ve lain here undisturbed,
this synagogue’s hushed attic my bedchamber,
the life-spark in me stilled...
Monday 27th January 2020 10:24 pm