If you're seeking to make friends with the fay, or if you're seeking to work with the fay, you might be inclined to say some of these fairy chants while working in your home or garden. The idea is to draw up energy from the earth while saying these fairy chants in order to aid in attracting the good fairies to your sacred space.
The piano became my musical journey through life, rescuing me from pain, poverty and neglect. I honor the piano with my poem and celebrate the very life and heart that beats within it's resonant walls.
I wrote these poems to inspire people to make the most out of their lives. That things aren't always as bad as they seem, and our actions determine out happiness and contentment to a large degree. life is also short so don't waste it.
Old friendships are best; and an old friend who is a close friend is a divine favor. This poem describes and expresses appreciation for the sweet pleasure and joy of a long-term good friendship.
A large number of new wave poets are now posting their poetry on Instagram. I decided to join this new trend of writing ultra-short poems specifically for Instagram too.
A collection of poems about the aches of love, the feeling of abandonment, and the grace of a friend. Three poems written by a young dreamer, a poet who creates stories about chaos, pain, and hope.
This article features a poem about how sunrise can inspire memories. Facts about our sun are also included.
As a self-confessed former gambling addict I feel I am qualified to write these poems about a subject that attracts and effects millions of people each day.
Many women give up breastfeeding because their expectations do not match reality. This poem tries to change naiive expectations with a humorous look at the reality of breastfeeding a newborn
More than ever, as we judge by perceived negative traits rather than character, the black male feels under siege. Stereotyping his physical appearance affects how he secretly feels about himself.
This is my take on the popular Bible story of David and Goliath from the Bible put written in rhyming verse.
“The flaws make people special and the gun shots kill them.” When I was child, my Mum used to say to my brother,
Endless love is a treasure that flows, tenderly; fragrantly sweet, it enchants our life’s path with a vibrant energy from the unprecedented joy it brings!
Random acts of violence are assaulting our souls almost daily. Let us attempt to eradicate these random acts of violence in the world with random acts of kindness and love.
This article features a poem about being shipwrecked along with ideas about beach symbolism in literature with three classic novels.
Secret obsessions take over emotions and cloud good judgment. We yearn for that secret love to fulfill all of our dreams. We want to act on it but realize our obsession is best lived out as fantasy.
What happens when we dream? Are they sometimes prophetic or are they just nonsense and mean nothing?
A poem of contemplation and inspiration about life in general. Whether you are a Christian or not, religious or not, most of us believe in good and evil and making the right choices. In this poem, the words 'satan' and 'God' could be transposed by 'evil' and 'good.'
"Easy To Love" is a poem dedicated to my daughter-in-law. There is also my wedding day prayer, my first anniversary prayer and my everyday Bible prayers for the woman my son has chosen to be his wife.
When crows fly over the Rustbelt, doves line the fence posts in neat little rows and scowl at the sky above the figures, waiting for a soothing rain that never comes.
Whether swimming, floating or just splashing, the sea has the nurturing feel of a mother’s lap or bosom, making it my second favorite Caribbean thing difficult to let go. The hills are in first place.
A man pursues his prize with poetic pick-up lines rhyming in -ine and -ime only to find that he is declined. Will he ever find his Valentine? Maybe, if the stars align. This poem is satirical.
When you pass homeless persons on the street, see them through the eyes of poetry. Remove the lenses that distort your perceptions. You will clearly see images of humanity and dignity in the homeless.
A humorous poem about apologies, the non-apology apology, and advice about the proper way to apologize. Just saying "I'm sorry" is a good start but not enough.
A poem about realization and accepting that our past sorrows and experiences are there to make us feel. We can brave the storm however, we just have to learn to move forward.
Each poem offers a postmodern sketch of the qualities that have stood the test of time for each man remembered. Some were friends; others were just fiends, although begging for expression.
An inspirational poem about angels, in memory of the 11th anniversary of my grandfather passing away this month
I wrote many poems to my mom as a tribute to my Mom, Muys Schram de Jong-Meijst, who reached the age of 100 years on August 24, 2011
Text messages and emails are the order of the day for communication. But can they compare with earlier handwritten letters, when an envelope was opened gently with curiosity, emotions and a smile?
This article includes a poem, snow symbolism in literature, and two works featuring snow as part of the story.
She fills your life with love, care, warmth, motivation, affection, blessings, hope and many more things, which only she can give. Love her, and respect her, today, and everyday.
As the old man reflects on his life, the mistakes and choices he's made, he comes to realize the only thing that matters is his capacity to love.
This poem is a commentary of what I have observed from interactions in online chat rooms and dating sites. Sometimes these encounters lead to true love but more often than not situations like this.
My poem, "Autumn in Our Backyard," which I dedicate to my husband, is slated to appear my forthcoming collection, "As Tulips Dance and Sway."
This is a collection of poems I wrote about falling in love and poems about breaking up, and all the varied emotions that can come with romantic relationships.
Staring at the sky fascinates me, anytime in the day, evening, or night. The many soothing colours forming in the sky, and it’s vastness inspires, and motivates to move forward, and keep going. They remind us of the unlimited possibilities, we have in our lives.
Storms have always been one of the favourite subjects for poets to capture and describe in their poetry. This is just another such poem about storms, and part of my "Off the Shelf" series.
It hurts when I look at you You chin raised so high So full of self-virtue You don’t hear my cry Your eyes full of judgement As you survey around Your lips spill your disappointment As my confidence you pound Your...
“Crocodile Tears” can be sung to the same tune as “Born To Be Wild”, by Steppenwolf. I love the rhythm of this cool tune from 1968! I consider it to still be a big hit!
This article celebrates the Christmas holiday in verse while providing some data about the holiday around the world. I also explore poetic uncertainty and what is meant by the poetic technique of "cancellations."
Visitations of the deceased appear to us unexpectedly in life forms. If we are attentive, and believe, we can see our loved ones as they are here with us in the spirit realm.
Are you a slave? Maybe you are and you don't know it yet. For all of us, this is a question worth answering. If it turns out that the answer is yes, where do you go from here? How do you respond?
After surviving the many hurdles of life, a couple's mature love forms a lasting union. Through their journey, couples in long term relationships celebrate the strength of sustained, romantic love.
Sometimes a special someone can bring joy into your life and no matter how things ended or how much time has passed you still think of them from time to time.
This poem was inspired by a visit from a Song Thrush in the trees next to my garden. His song was magical. There are several species of thrush which I also mention here.
This article contains a poem about a forest, an introduction, and some interesting facts about woodlands around the globe.
A lyrical poem designed to carry the reader from the humble beginnings of a man to the arrogance of a self-dubbed god.
This is an ode to the beautiful mountains of N.C., along with information about national parks there.
Three contrasting poems, one wrapped in the experience of the abyss and the other filled with the seeds of Love's fullness. The third expressing the wonder of life or Love.
This poem is dedicated to my Hubber friends (Following & Followers) before Monday happens. Special appreciation to Frank Atanacio, Mary Norton, Manatita, Jodah, Sean Dragon and Linda Bryen for supporting me on HubPages.
If you find old age amusing, or even if you don't, reading this poem about getting older will make you smile. If you are younger, just remember that we all grow older one day - it could happen to you!
These are poems about the miracle that I call life, a gift from God day after day. Life is a true miracle, a celebration of being alive.
This is White Cloud's Prayer - the prayer that I say every day. It's a prayer that connects all people regardless of spiritual or religious beliefs...it's a very beautiful prayer. I hope you agree.
What an incredible experience I had of God breaking through my sorrow and despair and comforting me and hope by rejoicing and singing over me with His love. He offers this to those that seek Him.
A poem to offer some inspiration when life seems to be dealing you the bad hand of cards or offering you lemons. There is always light at the end of the tunnel or other blessings not at first noticable.
Siblings are like branches of a tree. They may grow in opposite directions, but are united at the roots. If the roots are strong and firm to the ground, nothing can separate them, no matter where they
Does time erase the deep feelings and love we have for our dear mothers? Will the pain ever ease to know they are gone forever? This poem explores one view.
A Shakespearean Sonnet expressing the joys of spiritual experience, leaving behind the pangs of shadows.
This is an ode to my musical mother-in-law. If there was one thing that could define her, it would be her love of music.
I can't imagine a life without prayer. As we give our troubles to a higher power we are promised peace. If you haven't tried prayer you are missing the greatest of all gifts. My loss is tolerable ..
In this article, I dedicated a poem to the Father, discussed the relationship of colors and literature, and I Provided some usual symbolic meanings of colors in poetry and other creative works.
This poem was inspired by a conversation I had with one of my professors about people with visual impairments. I've also included the different ways in which people with vision loss are frequently portrayed in literature.
Wherever you go, be it in the real world or online, you come across two types of people "fake" and "genuine." This poem gives a basic guide as to how to differentiate the two.
This article includes a poem, an introduction, and the meanings associated with walls in literature.
Women must learn to tolerate and transcend the many indignities age inflicts upon their bodies in the post-menopausal years. This funny poem lists the complaints, but ends on a positive note.
Anjauan Island Resort, is one of the Gods' Creations. Every human being enjoy in the beautiful environment within. In time that you need a peace of mind in time of problem, this island can gives you a refreshing feelings due to fresh from the mountain and sea water from the seashore.
Who are these ghosts from the past? Ourselves at different stages of our lives, the people we loved, and the memories left behind of those we cherished.
Fall and Spring and bring the Santa Ana winds which begin as a welcomed warm caress and build in intensity to destructive gales. Haiku verse describes that progression in few words
People luv to tell you "they're all the same". Don't believe them! It isn't true. Pick your ground and stand it. And don't let them lull you into apathy. Some things are worth fighting for!
Two poems, one about the bewildering beauty of God's Love and the other an account of life's struggles or experiences on this earthly sojourn.
Life is not always certain. Act now, perform duties, fulfill desires, make amends with relationships, forget and forgive, spread happiness. As towards the end of your life, you may look back, and realize that there was a lot you could do.
Christmas is a time to pause and reflect on the important things around us. Family, friends, and nature are the true gifts to treasure.
I wrote this poem for my wife, a wonderful person. I've also included some famous television couples which keep us smiling when thinking of the joys of marriage.
What is real courage? Is it the ability to stand and fight? Or maybe it’s knowing when to concede defeat? Is it guts, audacity, daring.
The frequency of senseless killings of the innocent seems to be on the rise in our communities. It breaks the heart of a nation to hear about the violent, preventable death of another human being.
This article contains data about lighthouses throughout history, and a poem about a fictional lighthouse keeper.
Just a little poem I wrote to pass the time. I guess the idea may stem from the usual writer's feelings of "despite all my hard work will I ever be successful in the literary field?"
Life is a gift from Almighty God. We should not waste it in worthless tasks. We aught to appreciate God's creations and be grateful for them.
A simple poem describing love and how we sometimes wait too long before declaring our feelings for someone.
Marriage is a union between two people that exudes love. To my future husband, I hope that these words find you and that when we finally join together, our love will be divine.
I think that alot of us have always had a sort of romantic notion of cowboys. Away from the peering eyes of society and trappings of a more conventional life, these individuals symbolize adventure, independence, and a free spirit which have always captured our imaginations and fascination.
This poem is another in my Off the Shelf series that uses a title from my bookshelves as inspiration for a poem, story, or article.
Grateful hearts are joyful hearts that have an overflowing desire to share their gifts of Divine Truths, love and happiness with others!
Writing poetry can bring hidden feelings to the surface and help with emotional healing. This poem is a story about breaking up a short-lived romance.
You're privileged if you can fall back on happy childhood memories. I had the luck to be one of those and I thank my parents for that.
Three poems of love and appreciation for that special man in your life. An expression of friendship, intimacy and romance between soul-mates.
Self-sacrifice has never been a popular topic, but we all admire those who have been willing to live such lives. It is much more difficult to take that step ourselves, but when we do, amazing things happen.
In the midst of all the holiday glitter and frenzy, I easily forget what Christmas really celebrates. Here's a poem I wrote to express this.
A marriage troubled by broken trust can lead to the decision to end it. Staying together to save a broken marriage is a viable choice for those couples who want to save their marriage and not end it.
A poem about rivers along with information about rivers in the U.S. and in literature is in this article.
This is a tribute to Linda Martin, who passed away on the 31st of May. Some of her many friends gathered for a candle light vigil for Linda Martin in Peacock Park, near her home the following day.
Flowers are perhaps the most beautiful creations of the Mother Nature. Capturing their beauty in the camera is not easy. Their tenderness and their fragrance, can’t be captured. I love to capture their beauty, as they blossom.They have a short lifespan. But in pictures, their beauty lasts forever.
I was experimenting with metaphors and similes and throwing words and phrases around and came up with these. Just thought I'd combine them together as a short poem and see what happened.
A work of poetry and predominantly prose, to express the universality and inter-connectedness of Life ... that the Creator and Creation are one and consequently, seeking the Supreme Gardener, is infinitely more important, than the fruits of the garden itself.
Mothers, motherhood, and mothering are perfect subjects for poetry because of the deep emotional ties between mother and child.
This poem was written to define a time in my life when I felt like giving up. Despite the dark feelings it provokes, it is actually meant to give hope to those who might be feeling the same way; if I can move beyond and become a positivist, anyone can.
A combination of poetic prose and poetry, in appreciation of mothers loving sacrifice, for Mothering Sunday.
If you want to make a contribution to the World, to make others happy, to spread joy and happiness; the time is right here, right now. Happinesses is not something, to be postponed. No more excuses of being busy, or having no opportunities. Spread happiness by little acts of kindness and compassion.
Opposites really do attract as evident in this rhyme below- and our relationship memes! Logical Spock, and I, are almost perfect for each other! Well, almost...
Because a recent poem I wrote explored the darker sides of life and was quite confronting I decided a change of mood was needed, for both myself and readers. I hope this is more uplifting.
These three short yet unique love poems will let you fall in love more and bring a smile to your face.
This poem takes a lot of inspiration from one of my favourite poets A B (Banjo) Paterson who wrote Waltzing Matilda and the Man From Snowy River among others.
These three poem will help heal a broken heart and if you have ever been cheated in a relation then you will surely be able to connect with my poems.
This poem is another in my "Off the Shelf" series. This time the subject is the unpleasant reality of domestic violence.
More poems about angels in Heaven from my 2nd chapbook of poetry, inspired by my grandfather's death, a decade ago
There are four types of love ~ Agape, Philia, Storge and Eros. These poems describe each type of love and their meanings.
It's easy to be nosy when you have a big picture window that looks out into the apartment complex. And for some tenants, it's more than just a curiousity. Enjoy this poem about one such person.
Two more poems for poetry month. Words are my passion. By their nature they encompass everything. Here you have my words, famous people's words and favourite words of my own.
This hub is actually inspired by a song like several of my other poems and hubs have been. However, this song I relate to in my own life. It is about having a darkside that also has brought a light.
This article features a poem about renovation and interesting materials for building houses is provided.
Turning fifty is a big milestone in one's life but it doesn't have to be a millstone. Lollipop Man is a short funny poem about all the things that go on in the life of a fifty something baldy guy. Money, romance, grandkids and don't forget the nose hair! There is also a description of a short flip book animation I made of the poem.
In this short collection, I wrote haiku poetry concerning the four elements (water, fire, air, and earth).
A good love poem is better than any valuable gift to a girl. A short love poem for a girl can be a memorable gift for her. Here is a collection of some great and unique short love poems which you should not miss.
This narrative poem summarizes the major plot point's in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. This poem serves to help the reader to better understand this classic play.
I was recently introduced to a poem by William Henry Davies titled "Leisure". This poem "No More Unicorns" was inspired by reading that poem.
Haiku poems are great reads. They capture the mind and opens the clouds of imagination indeed. Here are some haiku poems for you.
This hub features information about different types of capitalism and a poem about that economic system.
Adrienne Rich is an astonishing woman who has used her writings to confront matters of women’s oppression and the need for women’s liberation from a world of male domination (Pope, “Rich’s Life and Career”). “Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers”...
These three poems follow the stages of a failed romance, with several attempts at working on the relationship with the intent of making it last despite certain things that stood in the way.
A Poem about the hardships that come with old age that I have observed having been in the company in recent times, of people who are advanced in years.
Children don't understand and are not always aware of the effects their words have on each other. They tend to repeat what they hear and model their parents who can teach them to tolerate differences.
A story in poetry of a love that lasted more than fifty years but lost to circumstance in a cruel twist of fate.
My sister, My sibling, What have you done? Betrayed me, Dismayed me, Who have you become? Our father Our mother Grow older, regress My heart aches I care take Yet feel no duress They raised us They praised us Yet...
Poems inspired by the Lighthouse on the beach at Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset and by the digging of lugworms for bait. The history of the lighthouse is inextricably linked to the present day, as it now has a tourist rather than marine rôle.
Road rage is something that most of us have experienced and the more vehicles that take to the road the more road rage incidents will occur. It is a topic I have never written about before so I thought it was about time in this poem.
This is a collection of poems that I wrote about nature and wildlife, and our interactions with the natural world.
An Advent calendar is part of the lead-up to Christmas for many people. The calendar gives a small gift each day. Helping someone else every day is a different way to celebrate Advent.
A poem for those who have lost their Mom and still want to talk about her. Beautiful words and paintings designed to inspire and comfort.
Narcissistic Personality Disordered individuals gain our trust with convincing facades of helpfulness and kindness. Then, once they have our trust, they will turn our entire world upside down.
These are haiku about the sun, the all powerful sun chasing winter cold, melting ice and snow, making way for spring to dawn. The winter cold ends and spring begins. Winter fearing the sun?
A poem and pictures. An explanation of how my art and poetry merged for this piece. Dedicated to the late Dolores O' Riordan and her fans. Thanks for the extra inspiration!
Haiku about the refreshing summer breeze that blows across the land gentle and refreshing. The summer breeze expressed in the form of haiku, read on.
Many people may find this poem confronting or rather unpleasant in its subject matter, but it does contain some unfortunate truths prevalent in society today that need addressing rather than being ignored or swept under the carpet.
A poem on living life the right way. Live and let live, be happy and carefree, let others live and fulfill all their dreams. Live life and enjoy.
"Ascendance", refers to an incident from 2 years ago. I was brooding over something, an unpaid bill I think, and I was looking out a window wondering how I would pay it. At that moment I saw a leaf falling to the ground. Just before it hit, a gust of wind lifted it out of sight. A poem resulted.
'Paper' conjures up many images. Here we look at the varied meanings and uses of the word within our idioms and everyday speech. What do you think of first? Look around you to find different types of paper and its uses; the amount might surprise you!
Nature inspired me to write poems about sunrises and sunsets, just by looking out the window, a decade ago.