Book-aholism | poetry

Hroswitha. In Praise Of Virginity.

Hroswitha. In Praise of Virginity. Look now, bride of God, what splendour on earth awaits you, what glories, too, in Heaven- Look now, bride of God! Joyful gifts you’ll get, festive, brilliant with torches. See there, the bridegroom comes! Joyful gifts you’ll get. And you will play new songs, plucking sweet sounds from strings; hailing […]

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Poem by P.J. Reed Lady in Black

Lady In Black She follows me from room to room, Footsteps echoing in the gloom. Softly her boots tap up the stair, Scents of lavender fill the air. In mirrored reflections, she waits, Her fractured face just stares and hates. I catch glimpses of long black dress, Wrapped tightly in loving caress. Then vanishes into […]

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Time Is. By Henry Van Dyke

Time is.  Time is Too Slow for those who Wait, Too Swift for those who Fear, Too Long for those who Grieve, Too Short for those who Rejoice; But for those who Love, Time is not. – Henry Van Dyke   Well, isn’t it the most accurate description of time? Yes, I think so too. […]

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Flower of Love by Claude McKay

  Flower of Love by Claude Mc Kay The perfume of your body dulls my sense. I want nor wine nor weed; your breath alone Suffices. In this moment rare and tense I worship at your breast. The flower is blown, The saffron petals tempt my amorous mouth, The yellow heart is radiant now with […]

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Ode to Chocolate by Barbara Crooker

Ode to Chocolate I hate milk chocolate, don’t want clouds of cream diluting the dark night sky, don’t want pralines or raisins, rubble in this smooth plateau. I like my coffee black, my beer from Germany, wine from Burgundy, the darker, the better. I like my heroes complicated and brooding, James Dean in oiled leather, […]

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