by John Watt |
Your incandescence drew me to your flame
Moth-like, I gravitated to your light
Then feigning nonchalance, I asked your name
The music of your voice set me to flight
And added several inches to my height
When you inquired of my name I saw stars
Stellar arrays beyond Venus or Mars
Puncturing through the thick shroud of the mask
I use to hide my stories and memoirs
My lady! All you had to do was ask!
written 18 Aug 2020
by JAN ALLISON |
Heaven to me is purely this
After a long and stressful day
Deep bubble bath, oh such pure bliss
Just need to melt my cares away
In foaming oils I love to lay
Scent of lavender will arise
Ease my tension and tired sore eyes
Wrap in a warm fluffy towel
Simple pleasures will be my prize
Drift to sleep, not be a night owl
Contest Dizain Me – Dr Ram Mehta
How many syllables used - each line is 8 syllables
~awarded 3rd place~
by harry horsman |
Once upon a time so brightly
I had this compulsion to dance
Just holding you oh so tightly;
In thoughts of romantic perchance
Realistic dreams of nuance.
Your silver beam of love the lure
Bathed in splendour ever so pure
In breath upon the breeze clement;
Held here within your light the cure
I thank the lord for this moment.
© Harry J Horsman 2012
by CayCay Jennings |
desire, devotion, love, romance, valentines day,
Darling, you are my gift, my treasured gold.
I braved pain once that our joy might reach crest,
So, now for said joy’s passion, answer bold
amour's question born from my heart’s own chest:
As love’s keen ache, will you crave me with zest?
No words trite on this sentiment may lay.
Just love words eloquent may our love say.
Such happy promise dances to please us
As Cupid’s quest quivers are aimed your way:
Will my bliss know your shot of lust, kissed thus?
Constance La France
''Z'' Contest, New Or Old - Poetry Contest
January 15, 2017
by Laura Mckenzie |
desire, emotions, feelings, love, lust,
His lips inviting
The moment so exciting
He caught me and pressed his face to mine
A moment of savage intertwined
I will never forget he soft supple touch
I remembering wanting it so much
The flood of fever in a seconds kiss
The smiles the childish laugh the endless wish
And I won’t forget the pure bliss
All from the minds fabulous reminisce
by Johnny Sumler |
dedication, friendship, happiness, words, friend, love,
If life is death, do live Elizabeth,
And read my words although I'm far away
Your soul is light beside my dying breath,
With metaphors I'll die to live today
I love you more than sun-light loves the day
Elizabeth, thou art a Queen of mine,
And Angels touch you with poetic rhyme,
With words you whirl a wind I never knew
You write with beauty and you are divine
So wear this ring and kiss my rhyme to you
(written for my dearest friend elizbeth wesley.
everyone has a fan and friend on the soup, and
elizabeth is my heart! thankyou my love for all
of your dedicated compliments)!
by Johnny Sumler |
"this poem is not about what is written, but what is not written..."
My smile brings shores of shadows in the sky
A smile unsure of happiness and bliss
I touch the trees and watch their branches cry
A tear itself leaves from my face amiss
As tears and leaves descend into abyss
I come descending from the grey above
To bring a quarter of my seasons love
A love compared to death, natures demise
And with my lips I kiss the things you love
Secretly keeping Summer's butterflies!
by Dr. Upma A. Sharma |
As denied passion in memories stings
while yearnings churn up a still crazy heart,
Stains of hatred on purest mind it brings,
for life, subtle soul remains deeply scarred,
Vivid thoughts twinkle and then drift apart.
No stopping to tears that flow in despair,
Condemned be time, engulfing all the flair,
Trust and love obsessed into agony,
absolute darkness would defy the fair
unless unveil these clouds of ebony !
Written Sept 6th, 2016
For Dizain Poem- II contest
By Laura loo
Entered for "Contest 208 any form less than 16 lines" by Brian Strand
by Eve Roper |
death, love, sorrow,
You're the fierce flame that burns in my heart,
to keep me going, know that I (was) am
the harmony that loved you from the start.
I weep and mourn for the warm human lamb;
tremble from the deep fearful hollow dam.
None listen to my mournful lullaby.
You laid a breath kiss, died a lover's sigh
under heaven's steps in the endless night.
Shill I taunt the gossamer wings and die?
For I yearn your nearness, your touch, the sky.
by John Watt |
We boarded for the long ride on that train -
It brought back memories of being young.
Conductor: "Passengers will please refrain!"
Now 'City of New Orleans' on each tongue,
We sang through all those train songs we'd once sung:
The 'Loco-Motion', 'Marrakesh Express',
Then 'Peace Train', 'Love Train', 'Crazy Train' (a mess!)
We sang, 'Last Train to Clarksville' just for fun
And 'Chattanooga Choo Choo' (more or less!)
"We're gone 500 miles when day is done".
by Vijay Pandit |
heartbroken, lost love,
Oh, how I blush, in appeal of your zeal
Enthralled in treasured memories of glee
As words not said, intimately unseal
Verses of love arousing latent plea
In caged lofty dreams, longing to be free
Flirting secretly, letting passions rise
Pulsing my vibes, sensing sensuous highs;
Alas, my youth then, had nary a clue
How to woo your smile, courting doting eyes--
Bashful to tell you, how much I loved you.
August 13, 2020
Placed 1st: Pick-A-Title, Vol 21 - Dizain - Poetry contest
Title chosen: Untold
Sponsor: Edward Ibeh
Ten syllables per line (howmanysyllables.com)
by sand blown |
friends can be equals
do unto others as you...
or be inequals
teachers and students
or the parent and child
of the same sharing
friendship peace and trust
delight and like mindedness
enjoyment of love
and sharing greater pursuit
toward virtues' heights
by Andrea Dietrich |
Sing with exuberance. There’s so much of
great wonder in the world. Sing happily
with gratitude to God for skies above;
for mountains, plains and valleys that you see;
for all creations meant for you and me;
for sounds of nature; for your love’s sweet voice;
for scents you smell; for foods to taste; rejoice!
God’s love is unconditional, so raise
your voice! Be glad you even have the choice.
For my free will I give to God my praise.
Nov. 20, 2021
For Unseeking Seeker's Agendaless Exuberance Poetry Contest
Total 100 syllables (10 per each 10 lines): Checked by Howmanysyllables.com
Rhyme pattern ababbccdcd
by Jeanne McGee |
love, moon, sun,
Once upon a time on a dreary day in May
The Sun was slowly drying a wet evening sky
And as the last clouds fizzled and ebbed all away
His twilight colors were able to blaze, then intensify
The Sun saw the beauty Moon rising like his golden sigh
For a few precious moments he felt enraptured in sweet bliss
Then vowed to woo this maiden, so sent her a fiery kiss
But Moon was quite content on her side of the aqua-blue sphere
While to this day, Sun circles the globe always hopeful not to ever miss
His true love’s full arrival, like in his dreams, she will appear
written May 24,2020
The Sun And The Moon ' Poetry Contest
Chantelle Anne Cooke sponsor
by Subimal Sinha-Roy |
analogy, dream, feelings, love, pain,
Cascade of turbulent stream pounds rock floor,
foaming water flows fast to meet calm sea.
Summer sun crumbles wasteland to dry core,
night’s moonshine sprinkles stardust on debris.
Enmeshed opposites mingle seamless free.
Surge of time wrecks drifting life in windstorm,
a sheltered bird in your nest I transform.
When I suffer in cold nights of disdain,
I dream my dreams under your fond wings warm,
where your enamored touch soothes all my pain.
May 12, 2020
Syllable count : 10 each line
Checked on howmanysyllables.com
Rhyme scheme : ababbccdcd
Checked on RhymeZone.com
Contest : Dizain
Sponsor : Dear Heart
by Michelle Faulkner |
appreciation, birthday, love, memory, mother,
You are the Thanksgiving bounty we bless
The angel on our Christmas tree
You are summer flowers and winter nests
Birthdays and anniversaries
Handwritten thank you cards and recipes
In despair's cold, your warmth is shown
As the lighted pathway bringing us home
Out of a darkly weary day
You're more love than can fit in a poem
But I'm gonna try, anyway
by Russell Sivey |
boat, love, poetry, water,
We are out on a small pond in a boat
A blue row boat floating on the surface
I recite lovely poems that I wrote
The moment is electric sent with grace
I softly touch her smooth skin on her face
We face each other with a tender look
Seeing how our love is read like a book
We’re sent slowly into the pond beyond
Our gaze and our souls aligned on a hook
A kiss on the mouth is how we respond
by Dana Smith |
animal, freedom, introspection, lost love, sea,
Drape over lonely hours, gloom of night
The silence that succumbs me takes its toll
I am left with stardust shed from starlight
Words behind me, left as ink upon my scroll
You're still inside my heart, marksman of my soul
Stillest ocean wrath, black by moon's allure
The blackbird dips to brush the water's drone
Her wings spread wide and mind set free and pure
No two-legged demons here to throw a stone
She flies into the seaside night alone
by Shane Cooper |
Dedicated to Eileen who has expressed her love for this beautiful isle.....
Roman mosaics and Phoenician tombs
Byzantine castles and Venetian walls
Pine clad mountains and valleys full of blooms
Windswept wild beaches raked by sudden squalls
Vineyards lay across the land like green shawls
An island of custom and tradition
Yet this stunning land lies in partition
Churches to the south and northward mosques lay
A land in need of redefinition
For reconciliation people pray
by Rhonda Johnson-Saunders |
faith, father daughter, heaven,
For You, Dad -
Heaven shines, stunning me with God’s glory,
and dreams of your song. Glimpses of your face
come to me; my soul fills with the story
of our Savior’s love, and I walk in grace,
love pouring from the source, a joyous place.
Then, I wake to the stress of day and strain
to hear your drumstick’s sweet rhythm again,
listening for angels to shout amen.
Still, the warmth of my memories remain,
so 'til I see you, I’ll dream of Heaven.
by Tirzah Conway |
adventure, husband, love, passion, wife,
Today we have nothing better to do
So let’s hit the road, Babe, going nowhere,
Let’s take a dirt road, just me and you,
We can put the top down and feel the wind in our hair,
It doesn’t matter where we end up as long as your there;
There is no place that I’d rather be,
The road stretches out for miles on end,
Let’s park by the river, just you and me,
And watch the water run around the bend,
There is no better way for our day to end!
by CayCay Jennings |
Please, my heart begs you stifle each false thought.
I see wounding words forming in your eyes.
Spoken, false words will shape us more distraught
than this swelled tussle we now realize.
Best we speak core truth, lest we spin crosswise.
I urge healing sincerity from you,
not jabs to maim me thoroughly dark blue.
Let your heart tenderly engage with mine
that our fine love will strengthen its feel through
full hearts entwined in love tighter aligned.
September 9, 2016
by Dr. Upma A. Sharma |
Heaven on earth
End to wars, enmity and strife,
A heaven on earth it will be,
Utmost value, respect for life,
Hearts beating in love and all glee,
Above self and prejudiced we,
Flowers will bloom be it autumn,
Faith and belief in full quantum,
Content and peace will find their way,
Fragrance of hope spreads, dreams blossom,
Heaven will walk on earth that day !!
Written Jan 28th, 2015
8 syllables/ line
For Dr. Ram's "Dizain me" contest
Awarded 2nd place
by Margaret Foster |
When darkness decends in the long day's wake
Cool breezes waft and sigh a gentle sigh
The crescent moon her chosen course will take
To carve a pathway through the starlit sky
And midnight brings dreams of sweet days gone by
To fleeting a pearl, to fragile to last
Sweet days of delight and sheer youthful bliss
That purest of days in long distant past
The joy of first love, the thrill of first kiss
Is lost back in time and dim foggy mist
Margaret Foster April 2012
Contest. Russel's " Midnight Pearl "
by Nehpets Gnik |
In marriage love and grace needed
Two hearts shall know no ending
Vows taken should not be impeded
Perfect care and passions transforming
Children born the family advancing.
Heaven is a impeccable marriage
While greater love full courage;
If love begins to shrink with fear
Husband and wife should read the message
With problems solved heavenly life near.