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    The Tidings

    Here beneath the stars,
    Far from the whispering eaves,
    Tell me thy tidings,
    Be they dark as northern nights
    I will not fail or falter.

    I have built for thee
    A dwelling, of green pine boughs,
    O' my silent guest.
    A light to guide thy coming
    Have I set : here take thy rest.

    R.J. Lindley
    Oct 9th, 1974

    Form- Classicism(Romanticism influenced)

    Syllables Per Line: 5 7 5 7 7 0 5 7 5 7 7
    Total # Syllables: 62
    Total # Words: 54

    Edited today, two verse changes.
    Last edited by Tyr-Ziu Saxnot; 11-30-2016 at 11:39 AM.
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    OK, I felt guilty for trying to slide in an old poem instead of composing a new poem for this thread.
    I hate that feeling, so got off my lazy ass and banged this sonnet out.
    Hope you may like it, as its a bit of self-deprecation, admitting my wild youth and acknowledging
    that if wisdom comes with age, then we must see our youthful follies and have some regrets( and if life was lived wildly-some deep regrets!)- .

    Now I Am Tired And Ancient In My Ways

    In youth, singing out of tune in the shower
    caring not for adult rules or silly hour.
    Walking long limbs until they began to crack
    always stealing new toys from a guarded sack.

    Alas! I once reverenced not old tales
    weighing life only with my new, faulty scales.
    Yet in that error, came lessons well learned
    on life and love that was so cruelly spurned.

    Along that errant path, life soon ran aground
    my old phonograph playing its dead-tired sound.
    With that wizened knowledge came call to reboot
    thus my life tree sought to seek much deeper root.

    Now I am tired and ancient in my ways
    regret youth's folly, wanting my younger days.

    Robert J. Lindley, 11-30-2016

    Sonnet form, Lin 11/11

    Syllables Per Line: 11 11 11 11 0 11 11 11 11 0 11 11 11 11 0 11 11
    Total # Syllables: 154
    Total # Words: 114
    18 U.S. Code § 2381-Treason Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.

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    Back to present a poem a day authored by me. I have been a bit sick these last few days, thus had not the energy or the time to compose much..
    I sat down this morn and composed this one, inspired by a dream I had last night... Hope you may like it..--Tyr


    Blessed Banner You Carry Forth

    I was lost in field of dreams,
    An echo in howling night winds:
    I found my way again despite,
    dark and gnarly twisting bends,
    of shrill lost cries giving deep fright.

    You alone, lit my long path,-
    from whence you came I do not know:
    In darkness, your light begs of me
    set about with heart in tow,
    receive fruit of my precious tree.

    Following love's sweet embrace,
    BLESSED BANNER YOU CARRY FORTH,-
    That paradise soon to be found,
    signals- from star of the North
    shining down with heavenly sound.

    I was lost in field of dreams,
    darling, you alone, lit my path,
    Following love's sweetest embrace-
    we hold life, devoid of wrath,
    proving hope for the human race.

    Robert J. Lindley , 12-04-2016

    Form, Rhyme Lin 78878
    Poem Syllable Counter Results
    Syllables Per Line: 7 8 8 7 8 0 7 8 8 7 8 0 7 8 8 7 8 0 7 8 8 7 8
    Total # Syllables: 152
    Total # Words: 120
    Last edited by Tyr-Ziu Saxnot; 12-04-2016 at 01:41 PM.
    18 U.S. Code § 2381-Treason Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.

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    To Be A Poet


    With thoughts of poetry, here I begin
    praying graceful gold verses never end.
    Within tentacles of earth's space and time
    poets create word-music in sweetest rhyme.

    With true souls exposed, passion thus let flown
    verbal treasures, best world has ever known.
    Among clouds of romance and love deep thought
    fly word kisses, free never to be bought.

    Like the taste of raisins from the hot sun
    poets birth them with blissful glee just for fun.
    Within poetry's vast heavenly realm
    poet masters, with words that overwhelm.

    Forever, if lucky we shall be blessed.
    My fate- to be one, this soul has now confessed.

    Robert J. Lindley,
    12-05-2016


    Poem Syllable Counter Results
    Syllables Per Line: 10 10 10 10 0 10 10 10 10 0 10 10 10 10 0 11 11
    Total # Syllables: 142
    Total # Words: 102
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    Days Gifts, Nights Rest

    Silently night slips ever closer to the break of day
    sunrise and school children begin to run about
    Worries and troubles falling like rain seem here to stay
    ever returning like beautiful rainbow trout

    Lazy day fishing in shade by a favorite stream
    ease and comfort that brings smiles galore
    So peaceful almost seems a wonderful dream
    bless me, bless me with many more

    Each week brings many joys and sorrows
    hard times spring about like a midday frog
    Yet I yearn for ten thousand more tomorrows
    floating down swift river like a newly fallen log

    Silently night slips ever closer to the break of day
    Worries and troubles falling like rain seem here to stay

    Robert J. Lindley
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    Thy Whispers Of Hope And Tenderness

    When softest whispers from thy precious lips
    into this heart enter as treasured gold.
    This thirsty spirit longs for those warm sips
    as thy protection from this lonely cold.

    When Nature's blue skies fill to sweet song
    its birds painting the air with happiness.
    We shall find our loving dreams brought along
    with joy cakes, revealing jubilant bliss.

    When Fate sends its earthly worries and cares
    thy heart shall steel my hand to greatest deeds.
    For bounty in thy soft heart always shares
    hope and tenderness in thy loving seeds.

    For thy voice sends fulfillment of my needs.
    Harvest of love that stops my sorrow-bleeds.

    Robert J. Lindley, 12-07-2016


    Syllables Per Line: 10 10 10 10 0 10 10 10 10 0 10 10 10 10 0 10 10
    Total # Syllables: 140
    Total # Words: 105
    18 U.S. Code § 2381-Treason Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.

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    When Her True Love Calls, Answer Back With Glee

    When duty calls torn heart to disobey
    deep desires riding upon eager tides.
    Pay no heed to what this sad world may say
    seek that realm where her waiting heart resides.

    Look not at coming battles bringing pains
    with naysayers trampling thy highest hopes.
    For true love found, brings its own blessed gains
    not misery fallen from steep, dark slopes.

    When her true love calls, answer back with glee
    and thy union shall send its great rewards.
    For each morn, tis her thy soul wants to see,
    life together, thy soul shall work towards.

    What this dark world does its best to destroy
    love and light of truth ye must then employ.

    Robert J. Lindley,
    12-08-2016

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    Syllables Per Line: 10 10 10 10 0 10 10 10 10 0 10 10 10 10 0 10 10
    Total # Syllables: 140
    Total # Words: 112
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    The Prayer

    I bared my soul within warmth of thy hot flame
    needing comfort of lovingly sent relief.
    Knew thy gentle spirit yet not thy true name
    thy kindness came because of faithful belief.

    With tenderness in grace I had rarely seen
    healing angels were sent on thy sweet command.
    Heavy burdens gone, soul feeling so serene
    Thy light of lights caused me to soon understand.

    Now in prayer, forgiven heart gives its thanks
    for thy dear mercy granted this once lost soul.
    Only by faith's deep love do I join thy ranks
    what was once broken, thy love has now made whole.

    May thy mercy sweep through this dark, barren land.
    Thy saving grace rain down, much as we can stand.

    R.J. Lindley
    Feb 20th, 1977

    Form- Sonnet Lin 11/11

    Syllables Per Line: 11 11 11 11 0 11 11 11 11 0 11 11 11 11 0 11 11
    Total # Syllables: 154
    Total # Words: 120

    Note - Edited today to bring syllable count into a consistent 11 syllables each and every verse.
    18 U.S. Code § 2381-Treason Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.

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    Seeker, In Poetic Love Words And In Spirit


    Seeker, In Poetic Love Words And In Spirit

    I long for, footprints on dew covered grass
    when new born sun kisses big hungry sky.
    I look for, abandon trails so many pass
    where I enter seeking to answer why.

    I beg for, more days and nights spent with you
    after this world once kept us apart.
    I cry for, sweet blessings that are your due
    best being our love gets another start.

    I reach for, long life dancing in your arms
    and that sexy morning call you sing out.
    I strive for, romance yielding to your charms
    with,do it all again pleas, you boldly shout.

    These are paradise building things we must seek.
    If not found, our future would be sad and bleak.

    Robert J. Lindley, 12-10-2016

    Note- Written for our twelve year wedding anniversary today, December 10th, 2016..
    Today I set about writing the best romantic poem I've ever written.
    And with the blessed ,real life truth, in this composition-I believe I have now done so --Tyr
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    So You May Write To Shout Your Release


    Poets oft seek elusive shadows dancing
    upon hard stone floors with majestic walls
    Some cry for deep love words and soft romancing
    with mystical and well timed echoing calls

    Poetry has always been music inked deep
    more than heartbroken love and weeping loud
    Often words delivered in fine dream sleep
    or birthed to stand out from a roaring crowd

    Tis writing that soothes other men's sad souls
    freeing thoughts from deep caverns of desires
    Sometimes vanquishing ghosts, demons and trolls
    that ransack, pillage and burn in hot fires.

    Poets one and all are a most special breed
    golden-spun artists from muse's treasure seed

    Robert J. Lindley , 12-11-2016

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    Know This Truth, You Shall Not Escape Unscathed

    Was this sad world peaceful before your birth
    or was it scattered chaos, turmoil on fire.
    Did light only emerge upon your arrival
    or this universe depend upon your net worth?

    Spare us your haughty pride, your selfish ways
    those imagined glories your think your righteous due.
    For deep, black-dark of night tis your most welcomed cloak
    from which the innocent of this world kneels and prays.

    Enlighten our souls why you are the Sun
    in your devious mind, saving gift and power.
    Within your delusions, evil rampages and slays
    innocence in this world is drenched in black showers!

    Know this truth, you shall not escape unscathed
    for light destroys the pleasures of those so depraved.

    Robert J. Lindley, 12-11-2016

    Sonnet form, Lin 10/12

    Syllables Per Line: 10 12 12 12 0 10 12 12 12 0 10 12 12 12 0 10 12
    Total # Syllables: 160
    Total # Words: 116

    Note- Written about the tyrants and dictators of this world and their murders,corruptions and destruction...
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    The Witch That Cursed His Life

    He found his heart lived in a rusty cage
    soul imprisoned there, to control deep rage.
    Time flew on by, he found bars were too weak
    again her name, in anger he dared speak.

    Too soon caged memories flooded back
    days tormented, nights brought ghostly attacks.
    Needed now, another cage made of strong steel
    to bind these stone crushing urges he feels.

    Inner spirit on board he forged anew
    much stronger prison to hold her ghost too.
    Task done, he beguiled her right on in
    offering in that void her favorite sin.

    Once inside, cage door quickly locked and slammed
    may she and her curse be forever damned.

    Robert J. Lindley, 12-12-2016

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    Gone

    Gone, better way of life that once was true
    replaced by dancing lies written on cue.
    Gone, decency once citizens choose to enforce
    replaced by -do this, for you have no choice!

    Now fear, is the tool far too heavily used
    for the truth must now be deeply abused.
    Now kid- we must tax your lemonade stand
    for we are the only high-masters in this land!

    And a lone red-hawk finds a burnt-out tree
    where once Native Americans roamed so free.
    Gone, those that truly honored this great earth
    those native people that saw its true worth.

    When earth and our kids futures are for sale
    It is a safe bet, something has gone to hell!

    Rob Lindley, 12-13-2016

    Copyright © Robert Lindley | Year Posted 2016
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    All Wonders Are Free, No Admissions Price


    Lord grant me, days in Nature's rainbow hues
    Walking among wildlife, searching for clues
    Thankful for these very fine hiking shoes
    In splendor of morn's new risen sun
    This peaceful, calming walk will be fun
    Later, short picnic before I run
    To find butterflies fluttering about
    In Nature's pleasing joy, no need to shout
    Here waters 'aplenty never a drought
    Blue lake lies just beyond Oak-tail heights
    Flower banks and ducks a graceful sight
    Even more beautiful seen by moonlight
    Lord grant me, more years in this paradise
    All wonders are free, no admissions price.

    Robert J. Lindley, 12-14-2016


    Written as was promised this morn, to my dear friend and that very kind and generous poet, Peter Duggan.
    With my thanks for introducing this new sonnet form in his fine poem,
    In the Hills, Of Walyunga..


    Jussaume’s Sonnet created by Christina R Jussaume on August 20, 2015.

    It is a 14 line poem left justified as all other Sonnets.

    It is made up of 4 Triplets and 1 Couplet
    Rhyme for my Sonnet is aaa, bbb, ccc, ddd, ee
    Syllable count is as follows: 10, 10, 10, 9, 9, 9, 10, 10, 10, 9, 9, 9, 10 and 10.
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    As He Paid Tribute To All She Ever Gave

    He stood at his mother's new grave again
    remembering her face, how she loved rain.
    How she loved rain, new puppies born in Spring
    looked skyward, could almost hear angels sing.

    Morn's glistening dew covered the new grass
    he wondered would this huge pain ever pass.
    As he laid pretty flowers on her grave
    HE PAID TRIBUTE TO ALL SHE EVER GAVE!

    Then just before tears were about to fall
    his kids cried out, that hurry up dad call.
    Life returned and he knew her big smile came
    as he heard her softly whisper his name.

    She had gave him bright stars shining above
    now he spoke of his returning her love.

    Robert J. Lindley, 12-15-2016


    Syllables Per Line: 10 10 10 10 0 10 10 10 10 0 10 10 10 10 0 10 10
    Total # Syllables: 140
    Total # Words: 112

    Sonnet.
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