Poetry Blogs (2019, poem by chris laverty)
Devon Brock on Shoeshine - Recalling the Lessons of My Father - In Memoriam (33 minutes ago)
Jason Bayliss on Shoeshine - Recalling the Lessons of My Father - In Memoriam (36 minutes ago)
Eiren Water on Shoeshine - Recalling the Lessons of My Father - In Memoriam (39 minutes ago)
Jeannot on Shoeshine - Recalling the Lessons of My Father - In Memoriam (49 minutes ago)
Ever brush away the sleep
that around the mind may creep -
not the one of lunar hours
when it flies to airy towers,
but the slumbers oft that steal
over waking eyes they seal -
steathly elf that leads it stray,
blind to high delights of day.
As the treasures of the mind
need we seek not far to find -
for in forest, field or hill,
native glows will senses fill...
Thursday 6th June 2019 10:27 pm
The sultry day is panting low,
sweet whisperings the breezes blow;
your dew drops glisten in the sun,
swelling with kisses – then - you run -
a crack in the sky - lightning strikes
all of nature's put to terror -
a rain of daggers - flashing eyes -
eyes fixed with a burning blood -
silent the trees now empty lie,
shaken they stand and know not why;
the peeping buds st...
Wednesday 5th June 2019 11:14 am
Spirited upon your wings
realms enchanted drinking brings,
with a taste the sportive elf
glint-eyed lures me from myself,
piping notes on which I flee
far from daily drudgery.
Vintages from caverns cool
cheer both inner sage and fool -
sooth the spirit's civil strife,
nature's binding blood of life:
reds reflective, deep, demure,
weaving warming myths of fur;...
Monday 27th May 2019 7:25 pm
If beauty be a tingling taste of terror -
drink not too deep; for he who tempted delves
in the beyond - may see a place in error
where unimagined horrors find themselves.
A statue once there was – serene its face,
though round it one traced pain - the eyes
were fixed and riveted – a dreadful place
they spoke of - where the weight of ages lies.
His soul was a mosaic incomple...
Friday 17th May 2019 10:29 am