Poetry Blogs (2020, beauty)
John Stamp on CLAIRE STAMP (7 hours ago)
I was enjoying sitting in the garden, pondering the beauty and the timelessness of nature, compared to the fickleness and unreliability we see in our leaders and found myself writing a villanelle. First draft below – may yet be edited but I wanted to share it now.
Reminders of a life, a dream now torn
Scabia, flags and tulips, forget me nots
Behind the privet hedge a rolling lawn
Tuesday 22nd September 2020 3:37 pm
Ujjal Mandal, India
Blackness is the beauty
Of the night.
Sunday 13th September 2020 5:16 am
Ujjal Mandal, Ganguria, India
The real beauty lies
In blackness as
Flowers bloom at night.
Wednesday 9th September 2020 9:49 am
if beauty is the keystone of women
from Cleopatra to Helen of Troy
you beat them into a cocked hat
the way yours generates such joy
its just a miracle of modern science
how every feature fits hand in glove
like rainbows and stars combined
in that ineffable look of you in love
you were always out in the front rank
from those early days of teenage bloom
Friday 4th September 2020 10:29 am
She has a beauty that shines from within
A light that never grows dim
Her candle goes not out by night
And the radiance inside her, ever bright
When the wind blows,
Her flame - it holds
She thrives, she sparks
She glows, she grows.
For more visit: https://www.wordsoffaith.co.uk
Thursday 27th August 2020 5:04 pm
Hope cannot save what’s forgotten with age
As the moonlight clandestinely shines.
Pieces of souls, washed up on the shores
Laughing gleefully at the passing of time
Abandoned dreams sink beneath the sand
On which fateful footsteps once tread
Years rage on, crashing silently on rocks
Where despair and weakness once led.
Reflections of love rise up from the deep...
Monday 24th August 2020 2:14 pm
I want to be pretty.
I don’t know what that means
I don’t know if it equates to the amount of free
Drinks I can flirt my way into, how many compliments
I get on my new dress as it swishes in the soft breeze.
I don’t know how many men need to want to touch me,
How many people need to be jealous of me, how many eyes
Need to be on me.
I don’t know if it refers to the delicate purity ...
Sunday 12th July 2020 9:41 am
Darkly damson silky petals flop
hanging gently in mid air.
They cluster together splashing colour vividly amongst the greenery.
A spray of white blossom hangs over the dusky velvety leaves
and their light accents glow.
In the background water makes its way downhill,
flowing gently between the mossy stones
and the feathery ferns waving in the breeze.
Bird song completes...
Sunday 14th June 2020 12:59 am
Narcissus In The Age Of Plastic
Beauty is skin deep
Layers of paint and plastic
Daubed with unsteady hands
Glance in the mirror
see the full bee-sting lips pout
and fake eye lashes
the tattooed eyebrows
filler in the crows-feet cracks
tell-tale nip and tuck
Nemesis smiles and
Avenges fading Echoes
Of a youth gone wild
When you are old...
Thursday 21st May 2020 3:02 pm
The trees gather at the water's edge,
studying their reflections,
Admiring their own grandeur,
the fine lines of their winter coats
revealed in the pond at their feet,
they murmur approval as they quiver their branches.
I walk amongst them
and worship at their beauty.
The clouds are reflected in the water
and glow as if echoing the opinion of the trees.
Sunday 3rd May 2020 4:29 pm
this world is a universe
for she is a world
at every turn beautiful;
a billion flowers
in any garden of gloom
would bloom to her smile;
her existence is life
her instance pride
with sadness shied away
the swooned heart
travels miles in a beat;
every sweet smell
reminds me of her
the earthy perfume
rain sends forth
the flavored whiff...
Friday 10th April 2020 12:58 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
They all turn into madness.
Fear, the poison, injected too often.
A vaccination to prevent you from optimism,
from being an individual,
from the hope you kept deep inside.
You are infected with gloomy thoughts and panic feelings,
a fever of silence.
Only your own mind can set you free,
let you heal and open your eyes for beauty, kindness
and the hidden truth.
Monday 30th March 2020 10:18 am
We come as passing visitors on the rimrock of this vast abyss,
awed by ancient desert rocks with ever-changing hues.
We marvel at these stones laid down in tepid seas
before the dawn bird flew,
grandeur timeless, yet so transient.
A raven races up from the canyon with joyful croak,
like a goblin fresh on vacation from his work in Hell.
He arcs above, then plunges deep into the chasm
Monday 23rd March 2020 6:23 pm
Is There, In Truth, No Beauty
I am the dry path
The first rain drops
I am the dandelion
Dancing in a field
Missed by the scythe
I am the spark
From flint to straw
I am the breaking wave
Crashing up against
I am the words
Caught in the throat
Of dirty liars
I am the light
Friday 20th March 2020 11:28 pm
Tere daaman par girey they chheentey muktalif rang ke
Chehrey par thi khili muskurahat aik alag dang se…
Tum se aa rahi thi sada kuchh suhani kuchh ruhani;
Rango me bheegey they lag rahe kuchh malang se…
Iss roop me tumhe dekh kar koi purani yaad aayi;
Tumhe dekh ke aaj meri aankh fir muskurayee!
Iss tarah nahi dekhi thi kabhi shayad mai ne gour kiya nahi,
Safeid resham m...
Wednesday 11th March 2020 9:48 am
My face may not have symmetry
My skin may have spots
My belly may roll and wobble
My thighs may touch... a lot
Petals do not have symmetry
Mountains may have spots
The ocean may roll and wobble
The clouds they touch... a lot
I see the beauty of nature
Everytime I look at me
I was handcrafted by goddesses
As is everything I see
Monday 24th February 2020 6:31 pm
When sun comes against all odds
And the colours of life just pop
Or when the rain falls
It falls and falls
And you wet your lips
With piping hot tea
With warm biscuit
Savour the crumbs
Cosy and safe
In the arms of a jumper
The padding of the sofa,
Like a huge hug
Or when your face aches,
Your stomach vibrates
Because you are fighting to breathe
Tuesday 18th February 2020 5:52 am
Tuesday 11th February 2020 9:44 am
Tuesday 11th February 2020 9:37 am
Tuesday 11th February 2020 9:29 am
I woke up today feeling a bit numb
I woke up today feeling like everything will be fine
I woke up today and decided that I was done
I woke up today and cried
Then I looked in the mirror, I said, " Girl you look fine!"
Then another voice said, " Don't you dare give up!"
So I put on a happy face,
And I headed out to find that girl I once was....
Happy. Beautiful. Strong...
Monday 3rd February 2020 3:37 am
It's all I can do
To sit up and gaze upon your beauty
As you lay there
Your chest rising
Once rugged hair now
glistening and twinkling
As the moonlight catches
And I sigh
You're in so deep now
The streaks of silken hair rise and fall
With every breath
I turn next to your face
Lined with the beauty of age
And I quietly observe
The flare o...
Monday 6th January 2020 9:31 pm