The Rhyming Little Mermaid

By Joshua David Ling Word Count: 4342 Rating: G Summary: An epic poem retelling Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairy tale "The Little Mermaid." The (Rhyming) Little Mermaid By Joshua David Ling Original Story By Hans Christian Andersen --- 1 - Tales of Manfolk Once underneath the Mediterranean Sea There lived many people like you and... Continue Reading →

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Those Eyes

By Phoenix, January 27, 2016 Word Count: 89 Rating: G Summary: A poem of sight With such calm certainty Those eyes looked back at me And I was lost I knew before I said That I as sure as had Foresworn the cost A clear pearl on a string And at that beckoning And in... Continue Reading →

What is Love?

By Hikari Katana, February 16, 2016 Word Count: 203 Rating: G Summary: A question asked in an answered poem. What is love? — It is every love song you have ever heard wrapped in silver It is the taste of amber fire on your tongue It is a silken sheet both smooth and strong linking... Continue Reading →

The Song that Never Sleeps

By Avellina Balestri, April 28, 2016 Word Count: 225 Rating: G Summary: For the birthday of Matthew Hill-Spur, who has inspired me with both the British rebel streak and steady sense of determination We will remember The “failures” The “losers” The “rejects” Who dared to be more Then others allowed In the smallness of their... Continue Reading →

Chariots of the Druid Knights

By Sensei Erwin L. Rimban Word Count: 300 Rating: PG Summary: A poem of mythic war. We dreamed the ten thousand chariots In the cold embrace of winter dreams And readied stone and metal, wood and mortar To the silent expectation of our women’s creams. We built the ten thousand chariots With hammer and anvil, stone... Continue Reading →

The Oak King

By Patrick W. Kavanagh, February 7, 2016 Word Count: 191 Rating: G Summary: A poem of a tree Do not fear the dying of the light, for soon the woods will once more echo with delight. Beneath the autumn’s leaves and winter’s snow, the first, faint glimmerings of spring begin to glow. Those who live... Continue Reading →

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