by Andrea Dietrich |
My love is like a worker's gloves grown old.
His hands are leather, roughened now with age
and years of work in weather hot and cold,
yet through the many years, he has grown sage. . .
My love is like a builder's pair of boots.
He's dusty and fatigued and still he walks
while trailing mud, but now his attributes
shine through despite life's many stumbling blocks.
My love is like a pair of jeans much worn,
a pair of socks with holes that have stayed warm.
Though time and all the trials he has borne
have left him frayed, he wishes no one harm.
To write a beaming sonnet would not do,
but threadbare love (in some ways) bests the new.
by Mark Koplin |
America The Great
I love this great country, may she stay the course
We’re protected by God and American brute force
Her life-giving blood is for you and me
She holds many wonders, from sea to shining sea
Through blood, sweat and tears, she’ll weather all time
We are still very young, but forever in our prime
Our people are diverse, an enduring breed
Blessed by God, every color and creed
by Sara Kendrick |
doves coo love notes
songbirds sing nesting tunes....
by David Meade |
wind snow – hard, cold, deep
creaking trees, sagging power lines
sheets warm next to you
by Jerry T Curtis |
There's a storm that we can't weather
There's a war that we can't win
But as long as we're together
We're together thick and thin
I know that you said things
I didn't like or understand
Then my reply would surely sting
Hot and dry like desert sand
So, I'll lay aside my pride
As you'll reach to hold my hand
Using love to be our guide
And respect to make our stand
'Cause there's a war that we can win
And a storm that we can't weather
Unless through thick and thin
We can learn to stick together
by Kiran Bantawa |
autumn, beauty, desire, earth, fantasy, first love, for her, girl, girlfriend, i love you, image, lust, nature, november, october, passion, relationship, romance, teen, teenage,
The sweet songs of birds,
We hand in hand across the
Pansies white yellow and violet
Tossing their heads in the
Somewhere the sound of falling
The sound of squirrel cracking
Calm weather warm sun,
White fluffy clouds forming
A passenger flight in the blue
Sun born in the horizon and
about to fade in the horizon,
Both our heartbeats echo
inside of chest,
Shutting and opening of our
Your unkempt hair flying
Yellowish west sky.
Heart shaped fig leaf's shadow.
If I could stop this world from
I would do so,
Just to be with you
In this autumn evening.
by JAN ALLISON |
nature, weather, wind,
zephyr winds blowing
clouds kiss gently when they meet
romance in the air
Contest: Poetry Writing#1
Sponsor Broken Wings
12th December 2015
I had never written a haiku before joining poetry soup in February 2014. I love the traditional format of 5, 7, 5 syllables and the fact so few words can create such wonderful images in your mind.
by JAN ALLISON |
May not be very sexy
Yet I need you to keep me warm
Thin yet lightweight
Hides my hairy chest
Every winter I cuddle up to you
Makes me all cosy
Available in many styles and colours
Lovely next to my skin
Vital in this chilly weather
Extra layer of clothing
Silk ones are the ultimate in comfort and warmth
Thermal vest I love you
23rd November 2014
by Christopher Thor Britt |
Oh, innocence of trust unchecked
How stare you back at me?
T’was you who fled this heart laid bare
Oh, barren calamity
Empty now the heart ill used
So used to gentle dreams
No more to see the flower’s bloom
No song but silence’s scream
Tell me true, reflection mine
Convince these naked eyes
What errant way or walk or word
Did scorn this heart and thine?
Does not love, our love, true love
Still soar above the weather?
Or like Iccarus, did we dare too high
Then, fall to earth unfeathered?
I cast my lot on winds of change
Though the end be hard to find
His siren muse did have her chance
Now...I shall have mine.
by Ken Carroll |
dream, love, romantic,
It would cloud the sun forever
in one instant the sea would dry
shift the axis of the earth
as a weak crystal
all of this would happen!
resulting in death
cover me with its funereal crepe
but you could never shut me
from the flame of your love...
Last night I dreamed
we were standing in cold grey weather
under the proudest stars
no escape from the ocean breeze
we looked beyond
as the pale moon put on a white cloth...
~ ~ ~ ~
by Joyce Johnson |
winter’s last gasp
bone chilling loneliness ....
warm scent of your coat
reaching across miles
sending balmy loving thoughts
returning with spring
distance of no consequence
cold weather unimportant
For Debbie's " Lover contest" won no. 5
by Lin Lane |
Adrift in the darkness, canvas sail gleams,
night sky aglow with satiny moonbeams.
Calm winds tread over a nonchalant sea
the world revolves in perfect harmony.
Inside a heart, waves crash upon a shore
turbulent weather lasts forever more.
A love that once breathed life into her sails
was but a flurry, pretender of gales.
Treasure lies deep beneath the salty brine.
A wounded heart waits to cast off the line.
When high tide ebbs at the moons direction,
a forgiving heart forgets rejection.
Sea will spill upon the shore its treasure
in a wealth of love that knows no measure.
by Eve Roper |
environment, love, rain, weather, winter,
Oregon’s, wildlife, mountains, lakes, and bogs
Fields of green, awaken refreshed at dawn
Where salmon runs the rivers blue to spawn
Drawn wandering above the sea of fog
Black-tailed and mule deer birth their newborn fawns
Where shaggy mane elks labor their spring calves
Rustle sounds while they graze off open paths
Wander under the full moon of predawn
Sea of umbrellas on rainy season
Fireplace frames warm sputtering ember flames
Snow cold, in fella’s embrace with no shame
Turning me into shades of pink crimson
Savoring the earth's nurturing labor
Giving my heart to the verdant nature
My home for 36 years
by Helen Reimer |
Senile and silly are the woes of sage.
Broken on the altar of age.
But the children care not,
They enjoy the silliness a lot.
No matter the weather,
I thank God, our Lord and Father
For the fun
Smiles, water and sun.
But even when all seems lost,
No hope to regain the cost
I'll not regret nor dread the pain;
For in His joy and peace I remain.
Now, let Love abide!
Never to leave His side.
Overflowing from the Holy Spirit forever
I will not fail; not ever!
Aging gracefully, I'm ready
To step into Eternity; it's heady!
Happy and excited to be
With my Lord, eternally!
by Lu Loo |
love, memory, missing you,
There are frequent thoughts of a special place,
and you are there with me,
and we drink coffee and believe in each other.
Time and time again, I've said it before-
no matter how cold the weather gets...
~your memory will always keep me warm~
10 February 2015
by harry horsman |
For often through the way I feel
An idea to try and win your heart,
Unspoken action this the deal
Of simple mind no a la carte.
Because life I know soon to fade
Token symbol of you and me,
Somewhere to muse, feel love in shade
Of our moments together free.
Oh I know I could never be
Yet try I must stand in your life,
Sturdy foundations yet still free
Throughout all kinds of weather, rife.
Powerful touch of kindly prune
Such dignity with bloom the key,
When snipped away to nature's tune
Oh how I long to be your tree.
© Harry J Horsman & Mandy M Tams 2013
by Tim Smith |
Stroll slowly along the beach with me
Together under the brilliant stars
Come listen to my heart songs
I'll love you just the way you are
Be my one and only
The answer to my prayers
Come and walk beside me
The rest of our living years
I'll gaze lovingly into those caramel eyes
Stroke lightly on your lambent cheek
Whisper sweet poetry in your attentive ear
My heart will tremble as we speak
Wrap your arms securely around me
Make me feel safe and warm
Comfort me with hugs and kisses
Together we'll weather the storms
by jay del fierro |
hope, lost love, love,
on the wings of an albatross
Flying through such stormy weather
battle elements,but not together
deprived of love they should be getting
Alone they walk on different oceans
stormy seas disrupting motion
Soulmates....never too late
two lovers fate as must they wait....
....my mind gets ahead of me
since you're the only one I see....
by Sara Kendrick |
fantasy, imagination, life, lovelove, storm,
It came into her mind seeing how the wind
Did blow, and sheet rain against the window
There would be no trek into the forest
No.. tonight would be hot chocolate...fire
Soft music.. much wild desire will transpire
As we stay inside on this rainy eve
Rain that tip-taps music on the tin roof
Lying in your arms snuggling, secure, love
Never wanting love to end, just when night
Sends tough storm on in, no.. love don't take flight
Just lie and help weather the storm until
It struck her as she wrestled inside__ tore
Life has storms that we must weather... holding
Onto each other, greatly strengthen the bond forever
by Sukmawati Komala |
imagination, me, me,
blow me wind
o blow me away
To my favourite thoughts
dress in white satin
meet sweet jasmines
kiss red roses
in their flapping tender wings
drop on my face
kiss me wind
o kiss me wild
ruffle my hairs
till i tickle giggle
blow me wind
o blow me away
to meet my sweetest memory
when i drank his first
said “ i love you”
in a quite beautiful nuance
blow me wind
o blow me away
such a lovely day
My favourite thoughts
i worship and adore
21 March 2013
by Stephen Kilmer |
The wind calls your name
Dark clouds on the plain
Gusty wind in my heart
Blowing us apart
Is it going to rain?
Can you feel my pain?
Is it going to rain?
I think I’m going insane?
Tell me is it going rain?
Calm before the storm
Chance upon a breeze
Whisper in the night
I want to hold you tight?
I can feel the weather
In my bones
It’s telling me
I’ll be alone
Tell me is it going to rain?
Tell me can you feel my pain?
by Arturo Michael |
dedication, love, marriage,
With this ring I promise
To care and comfort you
Treat you warm and tender
Go hand in hand life through
Come stormy weather
In gray skies or blue
My home's forever... to be close to you
I pray you’ll love me... as I say I do...
At the altar I stand... pledging heart to you
by Sandra Hudson |
inspirational, love, mother,
Mother, you're the lighthouse
That illuminates my path
Mother, Your the advisor,
and consoler of my wrath
Mother, you're the toothpaste,
that keeps my language clean
Mother, your the glasses
that keep my vision keen
Mother, you're the walking cane
that guides me along the way
Mother, you're the crimson rose
I stop to smell each day
Mother, you're the safety pin
when things won't come together
Mother, you're my rainbow
right after stormy weather
I thank God for all you do
and what you mean to me
I love you Mom, I always will
For all eternity
by Dawa Zangpo |
addiction, beautiful, butterfly, cheer up, courage, cute love, weather,
She walks in beauty
Following the above silver rays
Her hope fastening with some alacrity
Feathers of smile gently sways
Between stardust accompany to ignite
The clear darkness of her walking lane
From distant heaven echoes her docile gait,
Convivial fairies salute her when pace wane,
Lull solitude with half soul comes to meet her
To revel the moment of whilst gather once
She embraces below chiliad of the stars
Kiss the moonlight and beg for morrow bunce
Again she follows back the silverware gleam
And she walks in beauty into her pleased beam.
Copyright © Dawa Zangpo | Year Posted 26/08/2018.
by Michelo Mweetwa |
christmas, family, life, love, prayer, true love, trust,
To my friends and family
You are the ones who let me in
When I need an Inn
Even when I have to stay in a kraal
You will still make that call
On this day of joy and love
I wish you happiness
As described by the beatitudes
Happiness that blossoms in any weather
Outgrowing weeds lashed together
Another day will follow this day
I pray the spirit with stay this way