Category Archives: Poems In Text

For England. For a Son.

Bodhirose has set the challege of a Rondel for d’Verse Poet’s Pub     for England. for a son manipulation reigned an English maiden tamed this history begun sacred laws undone a regal country stained for England. for a son … Continue reading

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Flight of Haiku

the wings of haiku fly high over many heads skimming chosen few

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My Glorious Wedding Day

Oh, what a day! The vicar – nodding, smiling said, ‘If any person have a reason why they can’t be wed…’. From near the back a woman said, ‘Damn right, he’s wed to me’. A dreadful lull consumed the church. … Continue reading

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A Villanelle for Anne

A Villanelle for Anne They failed to filch her fine and noble mien when Anne Boleyn endured the bloody stand. Poor Queen! So swift the sword on Tower Green. Fifteen thirty three could not foresee this heinous act by Cromwell’s … Continue reading

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Would I Return

A prompt by Adhra for d’verse – poets pub So today I ask this question to you – do you want to reborn as who you are? Do you think you could come back like a bird? What would you … Continue reading

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The Bridge

Today is Haibun Monday at dVerse.  A haibun is a Japanese form that combines prose with haiku. Photography courtesy of gabriella. It had been an unrelenting journey. We’d cowered from the savage rage of milky-topped mountains; endured the critical eye of … Continue reading

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Truth

    Reason or rhyme ambiguous Dark fading to light obscure Head definitely off

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They Should Never Have Stuffed My Grand-Dad

They should never have stuffed my Grand-dad. He didn’t deserve it, you see. He served twenty years in the Navy, though very near caused world war three. He married my Gran in a lifeboat. They bobbed up and down with … Continue reading

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A Villanelle For Budapest

During the 1849 Revolution, the Hungarians were overthrown by the Austria/Russia. 13 Generals were subsequently executed. The 13 memorials still stand in Arad today. Legend has it that whilst the executions were taking place, the Austrians were clinking their beer … Continue reading

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Margery Pilkington Brown

The ugliest woman that ever was born was called Margery Pilkington-Brown. If a monkey was born half as ugly as that they would certainly have it put down. Her head was as bald as a billiard ball, yet the hair … Continue reading

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