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Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
02-23-2017, 10:04 AM
I was amazed yet again at the reception this poem got entering as Number ONE in Top one hundred best new poems .
NOW IT COMES IN AS NUMBER 37 IN TOP ONE HUNDRED BEST ALL TIME AT MY POETRY SITE
I have been, PRESENTING MY POEMS THERE FOR OVER 4 YEARS, NEVER EVER MADE A PLACEMENT IN THE TOP OF THE TOP LISTS THERE
(TOP ONE HUNDRED BEST ALL TIME).
ADDITIONALLY, IT HAS BEEN CHOSEN FOR PRESENTATION IN APRIL AT, whispers.com


Top 100 Poems of All Time

Top 100 poems of all-time. These popular poems are the 100 all-time best poems written by international web poets and chosen by PoetrySoup members. See also Best New Poems (Past Month) and Top 100 Famous Poets - All Time.

Rank PoemTitle Poet
1 Cinder Girl Andrea Dietrich
2 Indian Ink Poet Destroyer A

3 Violin Elaine George
4 The Sowing Debbie Guzzi
5 Where The Sycamore Grew Carrie Richards
6 Don't Come Ruben O.
7 Love Passing By elizabeth wesley
8 A Long Loud Sigh Maurice Yvonne
9 REFLECTION SKAT A
10 Disposable Wisdom Carolyn Devonshire
11 The Poet Who Never Was Paul Callus
12 Broken Wings Silent One
13 Wind From The Sea David Meade
14 Broken People Richard Lamoureux
15 SWITCH magazine Chris D. Aechtner
16 Petal Keith Bickerstaffe
17 One Brief Moment john fleming
18 Forgotten Heroes of the Somme Howard Bull
19 WHEN I STOP AND PRAY William Robinson
20 To Be With You - Justin Bordner
21 Hard Times Jim Fish
22 H-E-A-R-T of L-O-V-E Pace INK-U-SCRIPT
23 Uncharted Waters Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
24 Beyond Forever Casarah Nance
25 AT THE FOOTBRIDGE - LIMERICK COLLABORATION JAN ALLISON
26 A Near Death Experience of A Sweetheart Linda-Marie SweetHeart
27 Like Zephyr Breeze Charmaine Chircop
28 Within Reason- Maurice Yvonne and Seren Roberts Seren Roberts
29 The End Gary Bateman
30 Does your heart share this moon tonight Chris Green
31 Best Friend Defined Dana Smith
32 The Poets of Gloop Rebecca Teagan
33 POETS Daniel Turner
34 Island Spirit Connie Marcum Wong
35 Eternal Life And The Total Self Sandra Haight

36 The Maltese Moon Eileen Manassian
37 In A Sad Blindness, One May Yet Find Hope Robert Lindley
38 Where The White Rose Blooms Kelly Deschler
39 Leaf Tim Smith
40 - Peace, Love, and Gods Greatest Gift - Sunshine Smile
41 ONLY EVER WITH YOU Olive Eloisa Guillermo - Fraser
42 The Old Painter James Marshall Goff
43 NATURES WONDERFUL GARDEN Teppo Gren
44 The Park Bench arthur vaso
45 Follow Me Mark Massey
46 BIRTH daver austin
47 Her Masterpiece Is Her Story Madison Marie
48 This scar of mine Bella Cardenas
49 Ancient Warrior Brenda Meier-Hans
50 Half Of A Heart Sara Kendrick
51 WORLD DAY AGAINST RACISM Demetrios Trifiatis
52 The Angel Inside Roy Jerden
53 As the Sun Rises FJ Thomas
54 The Stone Terry O'Leary
55 Grandpa Bob Quigley
56 her silent seams kabuteng P.iNk k.
57 The sacred art of dying joanna smith
58 Recording/Re-playing/Recording/Re-playing Kristin Reynolds
59 Do Not Grieve Your Muse KP Nunez
60 Without Lament Frederic Parker
61 POETRY FOR POETS: i own this- edition scott thirtyseven
62 Rape Charlotte Jade Puddifoot
63 Moonstruck Maiden Lin Lane
64 Pledge Of Eternal Love Nicola Byrne
65 Humanity Vince Suzadail Jr.
66 The one known as Destroyer Michael Byte
67 The Devil's Game The Seeker
68 View It From Afar Emile Pinet
69 She read me Dr Seuss Drake Eszes
70 EDUCATED Cyndi MacMillan
71 The Trail of a Raindrop kash poet
72 The Greatest Poet Ever RALPH TAYLOR
73 I am willing,, a miracle Joe Maverick
74 The moon pours white wine Jeff Green
75 Cocaine Is Her Name Lucilla Carrillo
76 A Poet's Cry Barbara Gorelick
77 AS FATHER IS TO HIS DAUGHTER nette onclaud
78 The Spirit Of Poetry Soup Mystic Rose
79 There is still beauty Agnes Krampe

80 Autumn's Season Phyllis Babcock
81 A Ripple In Time Donna Jones
82 The Universe of You John Wilowski
83 Northern Slaves Mustapha Mohammed
84 Shine Greta Robinson
85 Illusory Disguise Anne Currin
86 A Mathematical Uncertainty Tammy Armstrong
87 Dear Lucifer Laura Breidenthal
88 Spring Bud Ernesto P. Santiago
89 When Yesterday Was Today Edmund Siejka
90 THE OLD OAK TREE harry horsman
91 Always Together HGarvey Daniel Esquire
92 Lonely Leaf in the Water James Fraser
93 The Other Side of Winter Cona Adams
94 Kiss the Rain Isaiah Zerbst
95 This Song is for my Mother Catman Cohen
96 You Took My Place Kim Merryman
97 ALWAYS MOTHERS DAY Sean Kelly
98 My Butterfly Cupids Arrow
99 and that comes from within Broken Wings
100 Day of Reckoning Raul Moreno

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In A Sad Blindness, One May Yet Find Hope
(The Solemn Prayer)

Raining splashing, fierce winds blowing and huge trees sway
I pray not for all this, on some other black day
With dark blue shadows plotting my early demise
I seek deep wisdom from sages worldly and wise
Not just some clever words to soothe this shattered heart
Instead sweet hope, light in words, to this life restart
With power to waken these world-blinded closed eyes
Stop salty tear drops falling from splintered skies.

On this day, life should see past these looming black-storms
Find solace in love, hope and my loving wife's arms
Yet that stone wall, yields to nothing but great power
Far more than this broken soul can muster this hour
When thus lost, can one ever find again that Light
Healer of dagger stabbed wounds, found on a dark night
I pray, gift wisdom to walk that one true-lit path
Release this sad soul from, this evil, wicked wrath.

Raining splashing, fierce winds blowing and huge trees sway
I pray not for all this, on some other black day
With dark blue shadows plotting my early demise
I seek deep wisdom from sages worldly and wise
Not just some clever words to soothe this shattered heart
Instead sweet hope, light in words, to this life restart
With power to waken these world-blinded closed eyes
Stop salty tear drops falling from splintered skies.

Robert J. Lindley, 2-07-2017

Syllables Per Line:
12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 0 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 0 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Total # Syllables: 288
Total # Words: 225

Note- I decided to write this poem, this morn. About half had already been composed in my head yesterday afternoon and I finally sat down now to put pen to paper.
Believe me, in that it was not an easy task to finish this and be satisfied with the results.
Maybe I am just tired and stopped because of that.
I don't know. Maybe on another day, I could have and would have thought this lacking and rewritten it..
But today, I have only enough to say, this is as it is(and thus it may stay), hope you may find it agreeable and not fault me too much .......

Copyright Robert Lindley | Year Posted 2017

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
08-13-2017, 01:15 PM
I was amazed to find this morn, that I have several new followers(FANS) listed at my home poetry site.
Doubly important is that every one of these followers both new and old, are poets themselves.
123 IS A LOT WHEN CONSIDERING THAT I DO NOT SOCIALISE MUCH THERE NOR LINK THAT SITE TO FACEBOOK, TWITTER, ETC. ETC.-Tyr



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Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
08-24-2017, 08:11 AM
First twelve listed in the top one hundred new poems at my poetry site.
I am surprised that this poem that I wrote so long ago, in such haste and without any great care as to improve it, has placed so high.--Tyr


1 KING ARTHUR - A collaboration with Darren White White Wolf
2 A Poetry Collection arthur vaso
3 No thunder without lightning Silent One
4 Passionate Martyrdom - with Silent One Nicola Byrne
5 Two Pairs of Shoes Connie Marcum Wong
6 - Shiny Stars - Sunshine Smile
7 Love's Eternal Death Frederic Parker
8 My Love Shall Find You Winged Warrior
9 A to Z of Good Thinking Robert Haigh
10 Threshold of Madness Lin Lane
11 Have a lovely day Chris Green
12 Will You See Truth Beyond That Dark Stone Fence Robert J. Lindley


Will You See Truth Beyond That Dark Stone Fence

Can you feel true heart in early dawn's light
soft grace and gentle winds in Spring's new flight.
Can soul feel Nature's benevolent course
from open mind, mankind's weakness divorce?

Hear morning doves as they sing out soft calls
let kindness escape from imprisoned walls.
Gather knowledge, true strength from mother Earth
seek truth in doing right with all your worth.

See brilliance in every golden sunset
cease striving for all earth's wealth you can get.
See Nature, its great eye-opening gifts
let grace come as your spirit it uplifts.

Will you see truth beyond that dark stone fence
find calm over world's chaotic suspense?

R.J. Lindley,
April 14th, 1982

Copyright Robert Lindley | Year Posted 2017

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
08-29-2017, 10:44 PM
The one hundred best and most popular new poems posted on ********** within the past MONTH. These are the top poems, by poet, as chosen by members. Also see Top 100 Poems All-time and Top 100 Famous Poets - All Time .
1 A Poetry Collection arthur vaso
2 No thunder without lightning Silent One
3 Courage of Youth, Battle of Ypres, Flanders Field Robert Lindley
4 Two Pairs of Shoes Connie Marcum Wong
5 My Love Shall Find You Winged Warrior
6 A to Z of Good Thinking Robert Haigh
7 Threshold of Madness Lin Lane
8 - Hominoidea - Sunshine Smile
9 Timeless Charlie Smith
10 Listen Aiyah de Torres

Edit, today- New listing, 8/30/2017

Made it to the number 3 spot of the top 10 poems, of the top one hundred best poems, after only four days of having been posted.
A very old poem I wrote 42 years ago , when 21 years old..



Courage of Youth, Battle of Ypres, Flanders Field
(A Tribute)

Tough as nails young man with a red right hand
red-fire and whiskey ran in his blood.
Courageous seed of vast and cold hard land
quick temper, power of a surging flood.
Seeker of life, its promised mysteries
rash gambler with all he would ever own.
Born on ship in high wind swept, roaring seas
toughest warrior his town had ever grown.

Met his fate by volley of red-hot lead
buried on ground scared and battle blasted.
Aye boys, fodder that machine guns were fed
fools marching to death, long as it lasted.

Now flowers cover up and Time denies
scenes of battle torn soil and blood-red skies.

R.J. Lindley
April 23rd, 1975

SONNET-(DEATH AND WAR'S FUTILITY)
Tribute to Courage of Youth-- Second Battle of Ypres, April 22nd 1915 .

Note- added - 8-26-2017

Wiki-
The name Flanders Fields is particularly associated with battles that took place in the Ypres Salient, including the Second Battle of Ypres and the Battle of Passchendaele. For most of the war, the front line ran continuously from south of Zeebrugge on the Belgian coast, across Flanders Fields into the centre of Northern France before moving eastwards and it was known as the Western Front.

The phrase originates from a poem titled In Flanders Fields by Canadian Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae, inspired by his service during the Second Battle of Ypres. The fields were not maintained for years before they were made into a memorial. Today Flanders Fields is home to thousands of poppies.

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Found this while rummaging through some of my old poems. Decided not to edit it. Leave it as it was composed over 42 years ago..
Added the note for those not familiar with that battle and its horrific carnage, primarily from the insanity of large bodies of troops marching into direct machine gun fire.

Copyright Robert Lindley | Year Posted 2017

Abbey
08-30-2017, 12:55 PM
Wow, congrats Robert!! That's a real honor :beer:

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
08-31-2017, 10:03 PM
Wow, congrats Robert!! That's a real honor :beer:
THANKS MY FRIEND..
I am amazed at the reception this poem has gotten there.
These poets listed are truly fine poets... Many have published poems and poetry books they authored....


HERE IS THE NEW LIST AS OF TONIGHT..

The one hundred best and most popular new poems posted on ********** within the past MONTH. These are the top poems, by poet, as chosen by members. Also see Top 100 Poems All-time and Top 100 Famous Poets - All Time .

1 No thunder without lightning Silent One
2 Courage of Youth, Battle of Ypres, Flanders Field Robert Lindley
3 Two Pairs of Shoes Connie Marcum Wong
4 My Love Shall Find You Winged Warrior
5 A to Z of Good Thinking Robert Haigh
6 Threshold of Madness Lin Lane
7 In Celtic Shadows - A Collaboration With Lin Vladislav Raven
8 - Hominoidea - Sunshine Smile
9 Timeless Charlie Smith
10 Listen Aiyah de Torres
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11/100---

aboutime
08-31-2017, 10:43 PM
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So much for the hate crowd, eh???? GOOD JOB!

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
09-01-2017, 10:31 PM
New list today.. 9-01-2017
I almost didnt post it, as I started editing another old poem to post, my mind kept telling me this one had something.
Poets are oft the worst judges of their own creations. I would have never dreamed that this poem would reach the number 1 spot..-Tyr

Now this poem has made it to the number ONE spot of the top 20 poems, of the top one hundred best poems.
A very old poem I wrote 42 years ago, when 21 years old.. Posted exactly as was written 42 years ago..


https://www.poetrysoup.com/poems/best_new_poems.aspx

1 Courage of Youth, Battle of Ypres, Flanders Field Robert Lindley
2 No thunder without lightning Silent One
3 My Love Shall Find You Winged Warrior
4 A to Z of Good Thinking Robert Haigh
5 Threshold of Madness Lin Lane
6 In Celtic Shadows - A Collaboration With Lin Vladislav Raven
7 - Hominoidea - Sunshine Smile
8 Listen Aiyah de Torres
9 Dark Rainstorm Dale Gregory Cozart
10 Humanity White Wolf
11 Kiss of Death arthur vaso
12 Slow Hand Maria Williams
13 It's Quiet Now Tim Smith
14 MY ODYSSEY Demetrios Trifiatis
15 Tit for Tat Poetry Eileen Manassian
16 Artwork - what am I Seren Roberts
17 On Such Divine Evenings Greg Barden
18 Reaping And Relishing Jo Daniel
19 The Quiescent Water Way Victor Buhagiar
20 Fire-Water Dance Susan Ashley

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Courage of Youth, Battle of Ypres, Flanders Field
(A Tribute)

Tough as nails young man with a red right hand
red-fire and whiskey ran in his blood.
Courageous seed of vast and cold hard land
quick temper, power of a surging flood.
Seeker of life, its promised mysteries
rash gambler with all he would ever own.
Born on ship in high wind swept, roaring seas
toughest warrior his town had ever grown.

Met his fate by volley of red-hot lead
buried on ground scared and battle blasted.
Aye boys, fodder that machine guns were fed
fools marching to death, long as it lasted.

Now flowers cover up and Time denies
scenes of battle torn soil and blood-red skies.

R.J. Lindley
April 23rd, 1975

SONNET-(DEATH AND WAR'S FUTILITY)
Tribute to Courage of Youth-- Second Battle of Ypres, April 22nd 1915 .

Note- added - 8-26-2017

Wiki-
The name Flanders Fields is particularly associated with battles that took place in the Ypres Salient, including the Second Battle of Ypres and the Battle of Passchendaele. For most of the war, the front line ran continuously from south of Zeebrugge on the Belgian coast, across Flanders Fields into the centre of Northern France before moving eastwards and it was known as the Western Front.

The phrase originates from a poem titled In Flanders Fields by Canadian Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae, inspired by his service during the Second Battle of Ypres. The fields were not maintained for years before they were made into a memorial. Today Flanders Fields is home to thousands of poppies.

--------------------------------------

Found this while rummaging through some of my old poems. Decided not to edit it. Leave it as it was composed over 42 years ago..
Added the note for those not familiar with that battle and its horrific carnage, primarily from the insanity of large bodies of troops marching into direct machine gun fire.

Copyright Robert Lindley | Year Posted 2017

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
09-09-2017, 01:04 PM
Now my poem, Courage of Youth, Battle of Ypres, Flanders Field, after reaching, number one spot on best new poems for past month --
has now also been placed in at number 37 of - Top 100 Poems of All Time........
This is in itself quite an honor, since there are many, tens of thousands of poems that did not make this highest list there..
Having two placements, one as number one, amazes me-especially so since this poem was written when I was very young, at only 21 years old.-Tyr


Top 100 Poems of All Time

Top 100 poems of all-time. These popular poems are the 100 all-time best poems written by international web poets and chosen by PoetrySoup members. See also Best New Poems (Past Month) and Top 100 Famous Poets - All Time.

Rank PoemTitle Poet
1 Cinder Girl Andrea Dietrich
2 Indian Ink Poet Destroyer A
3 Violin Elaine George
4 The Sowing Debbie Guzzi
5 Where The Sycamore Grew Carrie Richards
6 A Cathartic Weave Of Three Maurice Yvonne
7 Love Passing By elizabeth wesley
8 Broken People Richard Lamoureux
9 REFLECTION SKAT A
10 Disposable Wisdom Carolyn Devonshire
11 The Poet Who Never Was Paul Callus
12 Wind From The Sea David Meade
13 SWITCH magazine Chris D. Aechtner
14 Petal Keith Bickerstaffe
15 One Brief Moment john fleming
16 WHEN I STOP AND PRAY William Robinson
17 Forgotten Heroes of the Somme Howard Bull
18 To Be With You - Justin Bordner
19 AT THE FOOTBRIDGE - LIMERICK COLLABORATION ,JAN ALLISON
20 Twilight Aurora Silent One

21 Hard Times Jim Fish
22 Natures Gift Charlie Smith
23 Uncharted Waters Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
24 Never Shame a Woman Eileen Manassian
25 Rape Charlotte Jade Puddifoot
26 KING ARTHUR - A collaboration with Darren White White Wolf
27 Who But God Daniel Turner
28 A Near Death Experience of A Sweetheart Linda-MarieSweetHeart
29 H-E-A-R-T of L-O-V-E Pace INK-U-SCRIPT
30 Starry Starry Night Maria Williams
31 Tranquility Connie Marcum Wong
32 Tell the Night to Hold Me Greg Barden
33 Within Reason- Maurice Yvonne and Seren Roberts, Seren Roberts
34 Does your heart share this moon tonight Chris Green
35 Like Zephyr Breeze Charmaine Chircop
36 A Poetry Collection arthur vaso
37 Courage of Youth, Battle of Ypres, Flanders Field, Robert Lindley
38 Best Friend Defined Dana Smith
39 Leaf Tim Smith
40 The End Gary Bateman

41 Where The White Rose Blooms Kelly Deschler
42 NATURES WONDERFUL GARDEN Teppo Gren
43 Eternal Life And The Total Self Sandra Haight
44 Poet in Recluse Lin Lane
45 Her Masterpiece Is Her Story Madison Marie
46 Half Of A Heart Sara Kendrick
47 ONLY EVER WITH YOU Olive Eloisa Guillermo - Fraser
48 The Old Painter James Marshall Goff
49 her silent seams kabuteng P.iNk k.
50 The sacred art of dying joanna smith
51 - I Tried To Say - Sunshine Smile
52 Without Lament Frederic Parker
53 I DANCE Darren White
54 BIRTH daver austin
55 One Silent Word Freddie Robinson Jr.
56 Will You Tie My Shoes When I Grow Old Rachel Kovacs
57 Autumn's Season Phyllis Babcock
58 This scar of mine Bella Cardenas
59 Ancient Warrior Brenda Meier-Hans
60 WORLD DAY AGAINST RACISM Demetrios Trifiatis

61 View It From Afar Emile Pinet
62 The Angel Inside Roy Jerden
63 Grandpa Bob Quigley
64 She read me Dr Seuss Drake Eszes
65 The Stone Terry O'Leary
66 Do Not Grieve Your Muse KP Nunez
67 and that comes from within Broken Wings
68 Recording/Re-playing/Recording/Re-playing Kristin Reynolds
69 The moon pours white wine Jeff Green
70 Cocaine Is Her Name Lucilla Carrillo
71 Follow Me Mark Massey
72 There is still beauty Agnes Krampe
73 AS FATHER IS TO HIS DAUGHTER nette onclaud
74 POETRY FOR POETS: i own this- edition scott thirtyseven
75 Pledge Of Eternal Love Nicola Byrne
76 All I Am James Inman
77 A Single Glance From You Becca Teagan
78 In Love's Sweet Embrace Vladislav Raven
79 winter's afterglow Lynn Marie
80 My Love Shall Find You Winged Warrior

81 Humanity Vince Suzadail Jr.
82 Shine Greta Robinson
83 The Universe of You John Wilowski
84 The one known as Destroyer Michael Byte
85 Dear Lucifer Laura Breidenthal
86 The Greatest Poet Ever RALPH TAYLOR
87 The Trail of a Raindrop kash poet
88 This Song is for my Mother Catman Cohen
89 I am willing,, a miracle Joe Maverick
90 A Poet's Cry Barbara Gorelick
91 Night-Blooming Jasmine Pandita Sanchez
92 a shining star Lisa Ricci
93 On the Death of My Wife Lilian Victor Buhagiar
94 Southern Beauty Mary Hoose
95 A Ripple In Time Donna Jones
96 Four Sisters Timothy Brumley
97 Northern Slaves Mustapha Mohammed
98 bloody wrists GRACIE GONZALEZ
99 Illusory Disguise Anne Currin
100 A Mathematical Uncertainty Tammy Armstrong