2013 Poetry Form Challenge

#17 Catena Rondo



This form is the brainchild of Robin Skelton, academic, writer, poet and anthologist. It is a Quatrain, and the second line forms a rhyming couplet with the third line and is also used as the first and fourth line of the following stanza. Any number of stanzas can be created this way and the final stanza is a repeat of the first. This gives a rhyme scheme of;
A. B. b. A..... B. C. c B...... C. D. d. C.....finally.....
F. A. a. F...... A. B. b. A.....

There is no set meter. Here is an abbreviated example

So Misty through the Dream

The sun does shine upon the reeds.
The lake glistens; a twinkling dance;
On the hills, we three entranced.
The sun does shine upon the reeds.

The lake glistens; a twinkling dance.
Under water breathes like air.
We dip our heels, submerged, we dare.
The lake glistens; a twinkling dance.

Under water breathes like air.
A silvery light consumes the sun.
Deeper down, search we as one.
Under water breathes like air.

Cont till

We three stretch legs upon the lands.
The sun is shining on the reeds.
Up through the silvery lake of seeds
We three stretch legs upon the lands.

The sun does shine upon the reeds.
The lake glistens; a twinkling dance;
On the hills, we three entranced.
The sun does shine upon the reeds.

Moss Macan Ghoill

The complete poem

Some people mistakenly think that this form cannot support shorter forms and that it is only suited to poems over 5 stanza in length. It is because this form encourages longer poems simply because it encourages and makes longer poetry pleasurable. That is not to say that the poet cannot write shorter poems. The minimum of course must have a statement, a link and a closure, that is three stanza. Here is an example:

When Clouds Cry

When clouds cry it's not because they're sad
Rather it is because they are content
That most lovers have the right intent
When clouds cry it's not because they're sad

Rather it is because they are content
When clouds cry it's not because they're sad
Seeing lovers they realise things aren't bad
Rather it is because they are content

When clouds cry it's not because they're sad
Rather it is because they are content
That most lovers have the right intent
When clouds cry it's not because they're sad

Ryter Roethicle



Cateno Rondo Challenge Replies

Maryse Achong

Special

Kathy Anderson

Crashing
Don't Know Love
It's Elemental

Terry Clitheroe

Burning Forever
Coming of Age
Curtain Fall
Days Will Come
Forgotten and Unloved
Give all to Love
Just a Wraith
Karma
Kindred Spirits
Love in Mind
Quando le Nuvole Piangono
Un Altro Giorno
Verlust von Moon
X For the Loser
You Have Become
Zero Rain

Divena Collins

Bardic Muse
Celtic Gift
Dance of a Willow
Divinity Of Music
Drums of Desire
Ever Ticking Clock
Haunting Melody
How May This Be
Lady of Shallots
Natures Artistry
Night Weavers
Ode to a Summer Rose
The Poetess
Soothing Spa
Spiritual Love
Summer Madness
Waves of Passion

Jem Farmer

On Butterfly Wings
Sapphic Lyre

Moss Macan Ghoill

So Misty through the Dream



Maryse Achong

Special

My Mum turned ninety recently
I thank God for her every day,
How much, mere words could never say
My Mum turned ninety recently.

I thank God for her every day,
A blessing to us all we know,
Small wonder that we love her so;
I thank God for her every day.

A blessing to us all we know,
A loving daughter, mother, wife,
And God has granted her long life,
A blessing to us all we know.

A loving daughter, mother, wife,
All of these things and even more,
My confidante, my counsellor,
A loving daughter, mother, wife.

She's all these things and even more
My Mum turned ninety recently
Her smiling face a joy to see
She's all these things and even more.

My Mum turned ninety recently
I thank God for her every day
How much, mere words could never say
My Mum turned ninety recently.

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Kathy Anderson

Crashing

The sun no longer slowly sinks to shore
But somberly sighs it's last goodbye's,
Fleet foot fast it goes down below skies,
The sun no longer slowly sinks to shore.

But soberly sighs it's last goodbye's,
Cast aside by the utter gloom of moon
Whose romance was ruined much much too soon,
And somberly sighs it's last goodbye's.

Cast aside by the utter gloom of moon,
Now bereft, flickering last flames die black
Into a cauldron seething with alack,
Cast aside by the utter gloom of moon.

Now bereft, flickering last flames die black,
The sun no longer slowly sinks to shore
Knowing that life can never give amore,
Now bereft, flickering last flames die black.

The sun no longer slowly sinks to shore
But somberly sighs it's last goodbye's,
Fleet foot fast it goes down below skies,
The sun no longer slowly sinks to shore.

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Don't Know Love

Don't Know that feeling that most have,
At some time it did exist, true
But so few have passed this way through,
Don't know that feeling most have.

At some time it did exist true,
Spell of love's fascination
Was merely infatuation,
At some time it did exist, true.

Spell of love's fascination
Once beheld a glass image
Not unlike verdant camouflage,
Spell of love's fascination.

Once beheld a glass image
Don't know that feeling that most have,
Without love there's no life to live,
Once beheld a glass image.

Don't know that feeling that most have,
At some time it did exist, true
But so few have passed this way through,
Don't know that feeling most have.

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It's Elemental

My dear, it's elemental, you and I,
The way my river meets your salty sea
And by this way you've come to let me see
My dear, it's elemental, you and I.

The way my river meets your salty sea
Reminds me of gems buried deep in earth,
For they can be found to carry loves worth,
The way my river meets your salty sea.

Reminds me of gems buried deep in earth,
Priceless diamonds beckon from night skies breath
As you would whisper vows as we walk our path,
Reminds me of gems buried deep in earth.

Priceless diamonds beckon from night skies breath
My dear, it's elemental, you and I,
Your voice breathes life to desires sigh,
Priceless diamonds beckon from night skies breath

My dear, it's elemental, you and I,
The way my river meets your salty sea
And by this way you've come to let me see
My dear, it's elemental, you and I.

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Terry Clitheroe

Burning Forever

That fire we made last night I see still glows
Although for a little while we must part
What we did last night was only a start
That fire we made last night I see still glows.

Although for a little while we must part
The embers caused an ever burning flame
To weld our souls together in life's game
Although for a little while we must part.

The embers caused an ever burning flame
Promises made, a kiss and an eternal vow
That fire we made the Gods now know
The embers caused an ever burning flame.

Promises made, a kiss and an eternal vow
Just stir the coals and add the fuel and see
The flames will leap from love of thee and me.
Promises made, a kiss and an eternal vow

Just stir the coals and add the fuel and see
That fire we made last night I see still glows
How much I love thee only heaven knows.
Just stir the coals and add the fuel and see

That fire we made last night I see still glows
Although for a little while we must part
What we did last night was only a start
That fire we made last night I see still glows.



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Coming of Age

What is the value of age if memory's lost?
Those treasures carefully locked inside
An almost empty mind, human outside
What is the value of age if memory's lost?

Those treasures carefully locked inside
See her sitting there quietly smiling still
Originally placed there, against her will
Those treasures carefully locked inside

See her sitting there quietly smiling still
No attention span and the words are gone
Mind formatted by fate, the body lives on
See her sitting there quietly smiling still

No attention span and the words are gone
What is the value of age if memory's lost?
Is the loss of wisdom worth the cost,
No attention span and the words are gone

What is the value of age if memory's lost?
Those treasures carefully locked inside
An almost empty mind, human outside
What is the value of age if memory's lost?



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Curtain Fall

The curtain falls, all of life is through
Finally there is no time left to weep
Instead a time when all must sleep
The curtain falls, all of life is through

The curtain falls, all of life is through
There's no way that we can pretend
As darkness comes it all will end.
The curtain falls, all of life is through

There's no way that we can pretend
One by one the stars fade and die
Leaving a dark and empty sky.
There's no way that we can pretend

One by one the stars fade and die
No sun will rise, no wondrous dawn
The moon and stars are all now gone.
One by one the stars fade and die

No sun will rise, no wondrous dawn
On the stage of life no-one will play
The actors are gone, no lines to say.
No sun will rise, no wondrous dawn

On the stage of life no-one will play
The curtain falls, all of life is through
With the dimming lights I bid "Adieu"
On the stage of life no-one will play.



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Days Will Come

The days will come the days will go
The hands of time move on and on
Counting weeks as they pass anon
The days will come the days will go

The hands of time move on and on
The sun has died and there's only snow
The years will pass not fast, nor slow.
The hands of time move on and on

The sun has died and there's only snow
Eternity's silver torch has shone
At the end of time when all is gone
The sun has died and there's only snow

Eternity's silver torch has shone
The days will come the days will go
But love outlasted the world below
Eternity's silver torch has shone

The days will come the days will go
The hands of time move on and on
Counting weeks as they pass anon
The days will come the days will go.


La Vierge aux Anges - William Bouguereau

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Forgotten and Unloved

She does not recognise me when she sees me
She does not hear what I say and vaguely sees
Even though I speak and kiss her there is unease
She does not recognise me when she sees me.

She does not hear what I say and vaguely sees
She does not recognise me when she sees me
She's my mother how can I forget what used to be
She does not hear what I say and vaguely sees.

She does not recognise me when she sees me
She does not hear what I say and vaguely sees
Even though I speak and kiss her there is unease
She does not recognise me when she sees me.



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Give all to love

Tonight our love reached its peak so far.
Yet I am reminded there is nothing,
Nothing we cannot do with loving
Tonight our love reached its peak so far.

Yet I am reminded there is nothing,
For true love sets its mark to all
And all lovers harken to its call
Yet I am reminded there is nothing,

For true love sets its mark to all
Give all to love follow your star.
There is no challenge, no call from afar
For true love sets its mark to all

Give all to love follow your star.
Tonight our love reached its peak so far.
For each time we love, we raise the bar.
Give all to love follow your star.

Tonight our love reached its peak so far.
Yet I am reminded there is nothing,
Nothing we cannot do with loving
Tonight our love reached its peak so far.



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Just a Wraith at Midnight

I saw you at midnight, neath a starry sky
Are you a wraith, still bound to Earth
Or just a soul awaiting your rebirth
I saw you at midnight, neath a starry sky.

Are you a wraith, still bound to Earth
Wandering along mossy paths each night
Gathering lovers with each spectral sight
Are you a wraith, still bound to Earth?

Wandering along mossy paths each night
Figure outlined through a white silken dress
Making each male witness, wish to possess
Wandering along mossy paths each night

Figure outlined through a white silken dress
I saw you at midnight, neath a starry sky
Forever wishing to draw you nigh.
Figure outlined through a white silken dress.

I saw you at midnight, neath a starry sky
Are you a wraith, still bound to Earth
Or just a soul awaiting your rebirth
I saw you at midnight, neath a starry sky.



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Karma

With the start of each and every life.
The pain of birth and our first breath
There also begins a time of death
With the start of each and every life.

The pain of birth and our first breath
The same with love, as with our life
With another sharing love and strife
The pain of birth and our first breath

The same with love, as with our life
We dream of one of whom we care,
Then what was hope, becomes despair
The same with love, as with our life

We dream of one of whom we care,
The pattern starts when strangers meet
The end of life's where soul mates greet.
We dream of one of whom we care,

The pattern starts when strangers meet
Forming its shape with each passing day.
With truth and friendship, there's no decay.
The pattern starts when strangers meet

Forming its shape with each passing day.
With the start of each and every life.
Even with promises, naught will be safe
Forming its shape with each passing day.

With the start of each and every life.
The pain of birth and our first breath
There also begins a time of death
With the start of each and every life.



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Kindred Spirits

How strange it is, because each time we speak
We oft relate the thoughts the other would say
This is not rare it happens several times a day,
How strange it is, because each time we speak

We oft relate the thoughts the other would say
It makes me wonder if our minds are linked
Like a twinkling eye that meaning is succinct.
We oft relate the thoughts the other would say

It makes me wonder if our minds are linked
How strange it is, because each time we speak
Or sometimes state what the other would seek.
It makes me wonder if our minds are linked

How strange it is, because each time we speak
We oft relate the thoughts the other would say
This is not rare it happens several times a day,
How strange it is, because each time we speak.



Love in Mind

Without love in mind there aren't as many stars
Even the moon's shine is no way as bright
And there's no warmth on any season's night
Without love in mind there aren't as many stars.

Even the moon's shine is no way as bright
Dreams are no longer welcome friends
Welcomes are only when a slumber ends
Even the moon's shine is no way as bright.

Dreams are no longer welcome friends
Each night is merely just a tolerance of life
Or is it just a passive avoidance of strife
Dreams are no longer welcome friends

Each night is merely just a tolerance of life
An Indian restaurant where the food is bland
With garlic naan that tastes just like sand
Each night is merely just a tolerance of life

An Indian restaurant where the food is bland
Without love in mind there aren't as many stars
And romantic places as barren as Mars.
An Indian restaurant where the food is bland

Without love in mind there aren't as many stars
Even the moon's shine is no way as bright
And there's no warmth on any season's night
Without love in mind there aren't as many stars.



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Quando le Nuvole Piangono

When clouds cry it's not because they're sad
Rather it is because they are content
That most lovers have the right intent
When clouds cry it's not because they're sad

Rather it is because they are content
When clouds cry it's not because they're sad
Seeing lovers they realise things aren't bad
Rather it is because they are content

When clouds cry it's not because they're sad
Rather it is because they are content
That most lovers have the right intent
When clouds cry it's not because they're sad.



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Un Altro Giorno

Do not think that you can just lay
At ease and wait the sun's caress
And dawn with hued colour dress
Do not think that you can just lay

At ease and wait the sun's caress
And autumns breezes scent the air
Playing gently with the walkers hair
At ease and wait the sun's caress

And autumns breezes scent the air
The gentle winds of morn makes sway
This morn is not just another day.
And autumns breezes scent the air

The gentle winds of morn makes sway
The pleasant breeze, the start of morn
What is the reason for any scorn?
The gentle winds of morn makes sway

The pleasant breeze, the start of morn
Hears talk of love and similar things
Then sleep, to see what morning brings.
The pleasant breeze, the start of morn

Hears talk of love and similar things
Do not think that you can just lay
This morn is not just another day.
Hears talk of love and similar things

Do not think that you can just lay
At ease and wait the sun's caress
And dawn with hued colour dress
Do not think that you can just lay.



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Verlust von Moon

The moon is being devoured by a heavenly mouse
See her now, no longer round and in all her glory
Each morn see her more wan, what is her story
The moon is being devoured by a heavenly mouse.

See her now, no longer round and in all her glory
The morning sun cannot hide her wounded face
She cannot look now and see lovers embrace
See her now, no longer round and in all her glory.

The morning sun cannot hide her wounded face
Ravages of that mouse remove more each night
Each morn displays a more diminished sight
The morning sun cannot hide her wounded face.

Ravages of that mouse remove more each night
All too soon stars will be all that's left
Then we poor mortals will be bereft
Ravages of that mouse remove more each night

All too soon stars will be all that's left
The moon is being devoured by a heavenly mouse
And the sun will lose his nocturnal spouse
All too soon stars will be all that's left

The moon is being devoured by a heavenly mouse
See her now, no longer round and in all her glory
Each morn see her more wan, what is her story
The moon is being devoured by a heavenly mouse.


magical moondragon dance - gewalgon

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X for the loser

How can my heart be trusted again?
Too easy I gave it and now its back
It once was red but now it's black
How can my heart be trusted again?

Too easy I gave it and now its back
The memories I hope time will erase
I realise now you were just a craze.
Too easy I gave it and now its back

The memories I hope time will erase
But times were good, you gave me hope
Those sugared words, made me a dope
The memories I hope time will erase.

But times were good, you gave me hope
And the spoils of war are at your feet,
I must finally admit you have me beat.
But times were good, you gave me hope

And the spoils of war are at your feet.
It was not love, that, I realise it now
Or even lust, that I really would allow
And the spoils of war are at your feet

It was not love, that, I realise it now
How can my heart be trusted again?
Like it's been dragged along a dirty plain.
It was not love, that, I realise it now

How can my heart be trusted again?
Too easy I gave it and now its back
It once was red but now it's black
How can my heart be trusted again?



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You Have Become

You have become a presence in my mind.
Instead, waking time is with thoughts thee
I do not like it, no longer is my mind free
You have become a presence in my mind.

Instead, waking time is with thoughts thee
In my minds eye I see you everywhere
In thoughts so different to what was there
Instead, waking time is with thoughts thee

In my minds eye I see you everywhere
Each waking moment steals all my time
Someone to me who's become sublime
In my minds eye I see you everywhere

Each waking moment steals all my time
And wanders off in space, to leave me blind
The way our souls around each other wind.
Each waking moment steals all my time

And wanders off in space, to leave me blind.
You have become a presence in my mind,
Thoughts once controlled and simple kind
And wanders off in space, to leave me blind.

You have become a presence in my mind.
Instead, waking time is with thoughts thee
I do not like it, no longer is my mind free
You have become a presence in my mind.



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Zero Rain

The morning landscape welcomes everyone
As the stars move on no longer on this stage
The rising sun opens her diary to a new page
The morning landscape welcomes everyone

As the stars move on no longer on this stage
The golden glare diminishes as the sun arises
And blue cloudless skies promise no surprises
As the stars move on no longer on this stage

The golden glare diminishes as the sun arises
There is still no promises of needed rain
With radio stating how little water remains
The golden glare diminishes as the sun arises

There is still no promises of needed rain
The morning landscape welcomes everyone
We wonder how long before its all gone
There is still no promises of needed rain

The morning landscape welcomes everyone
As the stars move on no longer on this stage
The rising sun opens her diary to a new page
The morning landscape welcomes everyone



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Divena Collins

Bardic Muse

Harken to a bards heartfelt compassion
He speaketh sweet words of love divine
Sups from a chalice fruits from the vine
Harken to a bards heartfelt compassion.

He speaketh sweet words of love divine
Upon natures fantasy shall not be denied
So deep the muse his words have applied
He speaketh sweet words of love divine.

Upon natures fantasy shall not be denied
Time through the ages hath proven to be
For his poetical muse shalt ever be free
Upon natures fantasy shall not be denied.

Time through the ages hath proven to be
An understanding to those within feeling
As deep inner thoughts become revealing
Time through the ages hath proven to be.

An understanding to those within feeling
Harken to a bards heartfelt compassion
love thro' the ages shall ever be fashion
An understanding to those within feeling.

Harken to a bards heartfelt compassion
He speaketh sweet words of love divine
Sups from a chalice fruits from the vine
Harken to a bards heartfelt compassion.



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Celtic Gift

So shall the sheep roam upon the mountain
Let a land of plenty remain wild and free
Meadows below as the earth meets the sea
So shall the sheep roam upon the mountain.

Let a land of plenty remain wild and free
Where no man shall state his need to claim
For where greed exists there lies the blame
Let this land of plenty remain wild and free.

Where no man shall state a need to claim
Let no other take what shall never belong
For beneath the sky lies natures wild song
Where no man shall state a need to claim.

Let no other take what shall never belong
When the joy of giving is in natures hand
Within a chance that all shall understand
Let no other take what shall never belong.

When the joy of giving is in natures hand
It is there only a gift that she shall give
May humans and beasts rejoice and live
When the joy of giving is in natures hand.

It is there only a gift that she shall give
Let a land of plenty remain wild and free
Hills that spread as far as eyes can see
It is there only a gift that she shall give.

So shall the sheep roam upon the mountain
Let a land of plenty remain wild and free
Meadows below as the earth meets the sea
So shall the sheep roam upon the mountain.



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Dance of a Willow

Gracefully she sways her weeping boughs
Unto the soft melody of a summer breeze
Upon a mystical dance of the Willow trees
Gracefully she sways her weeping boughs.

Unto the soft melody of a summer breeze
She drifts with the music within a trance
Swaying in harmony to strains of romance
Unto the soft melody of a summer breeze.

She drifts with the music within a trance
Such beauty has been sung thro`the ages
Yet in winters season the wild wind rages
She drifts with the music within a trance.

Such beauty has been sung thro`the ages
That flows gently within winters refrain
Her undying spirits shall rise once again
Such beauty has been sung thro`the ages.

That flows gently within winters refrain
Gracefully she sways her weeping boughs
When mother of natures rhapsody endows
That flows gently within winters refrain.

Gracefully she sways her weeping boughs
Unto the soft melody of a summer breeze
Upon a mystical dance of the Willow trees
Gracefully she sways her weeping boughs.



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The Divinity Of Music

Musical symphony's, play in the breeze,
sweet orchestral notes, float gently by
sentimental music, which breathes a sigh
Musical symphony's, play in the breeze.

Sweet orchestral notes, float gently by,
a melody rustles thro' dancing leaves,
thro`quavering boughs, of ancient trees
Sweet orchestral notes, float gently by.

A melody rustles, thro' dancing leaves,
an empathy of romance, and harmony,
when angelic voices sing a rhapsody
A melody rustles, thro' dancing leaves.

An empathy of romance and harmony
express emotions through music divine,
nature and melody, together combine
An empathy of romance, and harmony,

Express emotions through music divine,
musical symphony`s play in the breeze,
a haunting aria,the senses to please,
Express emotions through music divine.

Musical symphony's, play in the breeze
sweet orchestral notes, float gently by
sentimental music,which breathes a sigh
Musical symphony's, play in the breeze.

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Drums of Desire

Loud are the celtic drums of eternal desire
That beats within an ancient warriors heart
Who surrenders to love that cannot depart
Loud are the celtic drums of eternal desire.

That beats within an ancient warriors heart
Of desired passion he once felt deep inside
To conquer love shall only bring him pride
That beats within an ancient warriors heart.

Of desired passion he once felt deep inside
Smouldering within like the flames of fire
That only a warriors dreams shall transpire
Of desired passion he once felt deep inside.

Smouldering within like the flames of fire
Louder the drums beat within a celtic lore
Shalt never be the same as it was before
Smouldering within like the flames of fire.

Louder the drums beat within a celtic lore
Vibrating deeply within the power of love
Strong pulsating throbs so reminiscent of
Louder the drums beat within a celtic lore.

Vibrating deeply within the power of love
Loud are the celtic drums of eternal desire
For the heat within shall be that of a pyre
Vibrating deeply within the power of love.

Loud are the celtic drums of eternal desire
That beats within an ancient warriors heart
Who surrenders to love that cannot depart
Loud are the celtic drums of eternal desire.



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Ever Ticking Clock

Time shall not wait for one so late
There will always be a tomorrow
For minutes we shall not borrow
Time shall not wait for one so late.

There will always be a tomorrow
For what you cannot fit in today
When the time gets in your way
There will always be a tomorrow .

For what you cannot fit in today
Should it really matter that much
Time is never important as such
For what you cannot fit in today.

Should it really matter that much
Why should we be in such a hurry
For there is no real need to worry
Should it really matter that much.

Why should we be in such a hurry
Trying to beat the tick of a clock
Well before it reaches to a tock
Why should we be in such a hurry.

Trying to beat the tick of a clock
Time shall not wait for one so late
Nor unwind a speedy heart rate
Trying to beat the tick of a clock.

Time shall not wait for one so late
There will always be a tomorrow
For minutes we shall not borrow
Time shall not wait for one so late.



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Haunting Melody

The orchestra plays sweet refrains
as we melt in each others arms,
rapturous feeling,magical charms
The orchestra plays sweet refrains

As we melt in each others arms
soft notes for a new romance
sensuously felt when we dance,
As we melt in each others arms

Soft notes for a new romance
expressions show deep inside
mirrored in both of our eyes
Soft notes for a new romance

Expressions show deep inside
we dance much closer together
lovers to remain there forever
Expressions show deep inside

We dance much closer together,
the orchestra plays sweet refrains
secure in your arms once again
We dance much closer together.

The orchestra plays sweet refrains
as we melt in each others arms,
rapturous feelings,magical charms
The orchestra plays sweet refrains.

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How May This Be

Thou ask me thus of love how may it be
I knew not of such words of love afore
Yet within my heart I yearned for more
Thou ask me thus of love how may it be.

I knew not of such words of love afore
Love had never come easily to my mind
Some how I was rejected left behind
I knew not of such words of love afore

Love had never come easily to my mind
When all was at a loss I gave up trying
Upon inner feelings I stopped relying
Love had never come easily to my mind.

When all was at a loss I gave up trying
While others had difference`s of view
So guessed it happened to quite a few
When all was at a loss I gave up trying.

While others had difference`s of view
Thou ask me thus of love how it may be
How can I answer when I am bound free
When others had difference`s of view.

Thou ask me thus of love how may it be
I knew not of such words oflove afore
Yet within my heart I yearned for more
Thou ask me thus of love how may it be.



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Lady of Shallots

Where art thou Lancelot 'tis thee I need
The tale that was told was totally wrong
I know in my heart 'tis with thee I belong
Where art thou Lancelot 'tis thee I need.

The tale that was told was totally wrong
I was never a lady well not of shallots
Whoever concerned has lost all the plots
The tale that was told was totally wrong.

I was never a lady well not of shallots
How could I ever be a part of an onion
All I ever wanted was a Knights reunion
I was never a lady well not of shallots.

How could I ever be a part of an onion
I who hath woven a tapestry so divine
If the love of Sir lancelot be only mine
How could I ever be a part of an onion.

I who hath woven this tapestry divine
A token of my love shall never surpass
For a shallot shall not be as clever as
I who hath woven this tapestry divine.

A token of my love shalt never surpass
Where art thou Lancelot 'tis thee I need
Is this thy sword hidden within the reed
A token of my love shalt never surpass.

Where art thou Lancelot 'tis thee I need
The tale that was told was totally wrong
I know in my heart`tis with thee I belong
Where art thou Lancelot 'tis thee I need.



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Nature's Artistry

Flowers this year shall bloom in abundance
Those who survived winters frost and snow
To delight the eye again with a summer show
Flowers this year shall bloom in abundance.

Those who survived winters frost and snow
Pushing their fragile shoots thro`the ground
Thro' strength of roots natures pockets found
Those who survived winters frost and snow .

Pushing their fragile shoots thro`the ground
Whilst the spring sunshine is gently warming
A far cry from the past of winters warning
Pushing their fragile shoots thro`the ground

Whist the spring sunshine is gently warming
Where natures artistry shall bloom and grow
For a beautiful summer and autumn show
Whist the spring sunshine is gently warming

Where natures artistry shall bloom and grow
Flowers this year shall bloom in abundance
The beauty of this earth shall stand a chance
Where natures artistry shall bloom and grow.

Flowers this year shall bloom in abundance
Those who survived winters frost and snow
To delight the eye again with a summer show
Flowers this year shall bloom in abundance.



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Night Weavers

Dark the blessed night surrounding evil
Spells of the haunted chant as before
Weaving a curse thro' a cobweb of lore
Dark the blessed night surrounding evil

Spells of the haunted chant as before
Those who have arisen shall ever taunt
The souls from the tomb of the gaunt
Spells of the haunted chant as before.

Those who have arisen shall ever taunt
Souls who were victims of fated death
A stench lies within a putrid breath
Those who have arisen shall ever taunt.

Souls who were victims of fated death
Lurk at night as three tall dark shadows
From a sunken mound upon the meadows
Those who were victims of fated death.

Lurk at night as three tall dark shadows
Three sisters of a dark shrouded tomb
Arisen once more from an earthen womb
Lurk at night as three tall dark shadows.

Three sisters of a dark shrouded tomb
Dark the blessed night surrounding evil
That fades unto the dawn at natures will
Three sisters of a dark shrouded tomb.

Dark the blessed night surrounding evil
Spells of the haunted chant as before
Weaving a curse thro' a cobweb of lore
Dark the blessed night surrounding evil.



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Ode To A Summer Rose

Of fragrant petals that droop one by one
From heat that sends a bright suns rays
To a rambling rose within a summers haze
Of fragrant petals that droop one by one.

From heat that sends a bright suns rays
This rose that flourished shall surely die
Without moisture from the summer sky
From heat that sends a bright suns rays.

This rose that flourished shall surely die
So beautiful but fragile within her grace
And within the season lost pride of place
This rose that flourished shall surely die.

So beautiful but fragile within her grace
Deepest of red within scents of damask
Destined to perish was to be a final task
So beautiful but fragile within her grace

Deepest of red within scents of damask
Of fragrant petals that droop one by one
By the heat of a summers season of sun
Deepest of red within scents of damask.

Of fragrant petals that droop one by one
From heat that sends a bright suns rays
To a rambling rose within a summers haze
Of fragrant petals that droop one by one.



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The Poetess

With Quill and parchment at hand.
as she sits by her desk, day and night
searching for rhymes that are right
With Quill and parchment at hand.

She sits by her desk, day and night
with observed meditation, and muse,
finding words, to enlighten her fuse
She sits by her desk, day and night.

With observed meditation,and muse.
when she writes of beauty, and pain
natural sun light, and forest rain
With observed meditation, and muse.

When she writes of beauty and pain,
eager,and blissful with passion,
warming to poetic compassion
When she writes of beauty, and pain.

Eager, and blissful,with passion
with Quill and parchment at hand,
until she meets, her final demand,
Eager and blissful, with passion.

With Quill and parchment at hand,
she sits by her desk day and night
searching for rhymes that are right
With Quill and parchment at hand.

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Soothing Spa

Come let me soothe all your worries away
Gently within pressure of a sensual kind
That shall ease and relax thy tired mind
Come let me soothe all your worries away

Gently within pressure of a sensual kind
Submitting to pleasures of healing balm
Within scented oils to remain as calm
Gently within pressure of a sensual kind.

Submitting to pleasures of healing balm
To awaken pulses of a throbbing heart
Temperature shall arise upon thy chart
Submitting to pleasures of healing balm.

To awaken pulses of a throbbing heart
Shall not only add hot coals to the fire
Which shall stir within thy wanton desire
To awaken pulses of a throbbing heart.

Shall not only add hot coals to the fire
Come let me soothe all your worries away
But a sensual massage that leads astray
Shall not only add hot coals to the fire

Come let me soothe all your worries away
Gently within pressure of a sensual kind
That shall ease and relax thy tired mind
Come let me soothe all your worries away.



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Spiritual Love

Love is in the eyes of the beholder
A telepathy of dreams deep within
With the hint of an eternity therein
Love is in the eyes of the beholder,

A telepathy of dreams deep within
Scattered adrift within pastel hues
Shades of sincerity or maybe blues
A telepathy of dreams deep within.

Scattered adrift within pastel hues
Buried deep within a troubled mind
Such are the values love may bind
Scattered adrift within pastel hues.

Buried deep within a troubled mind
Maybe in time shall be all forgotten
For love alone may not be besotten
Buried deep within a troubled mind.

Maybe in time shall be all forgotten
For time is the healer of everything
When birds in paradise shall ever sing
Maybe in time shall be all forgotten.

A symphony of spirits shall ever flow
Love is in the eye`s of the beholder
The spirit world shall not appear older
A symphony of spirits shall ever flow.

Love is in the eyes of the beholder
A telepathy of dreams deep within
With the hint of an eternity therein
Love is in the eyes of the beholder.



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Summer Madness

Help me if you please I am in dire need
I shall never drink not yet shall I sip
Because of a wasp settled on my lip
Help me if you please I am in dire need.

I shall never drink not yet shall I sip
For I cannot even move a tiny muscle
Much is the space inside my bustle
I shall never drink not yet can I sip.

For I cannot even move a tiny muscle
Oh If only I could show that I am cross
But all I can say is that I am at a loss
For I cannot even move a tiny muscle.

Oh If only I could show that I am cross
It's my lip gloss I am sure that he's after
How should I know that it was a disaster
Oh If only I could show that I am cross.

It's my lip gloss I am sure that he's after
Sweet flavours of a summer strawberry
If nothing else I shall be far from merry
It's my lip gloss I am sure that he's after.

Sweet flavours of summer strawberry
Help me if you please I am in dire need
I think he is sampling my top upper lip
Sweet flavours of summer strawberry

Help me if you please I am in dire need
I shall never drink not yet shall I sip
Because of a wasp settled on my lip
Help me if you please I am in dire need.



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Waves Of Passion

I felt thy love upon an incoming breeze
Thy breath of desire a spray of the sea
When the tide of the ocean breaks free
I felt thy love upon an incoming breeze

Thy breath of desire a spray of the sea
That arises and falls within a tidal foam
Enticing the rise of a surf to break home
Thy breath of desire a spray of the sea.

That arises and falls within a tidal foam
Within passions of a wild stormy ocean
Enhanced with thy loves deep emotion
That arises and falls within a tidal foam.

Within passions of a wild stormy ocean
None shalt ever tame the surfs of a tide
That shall rise and swell from deep inside
Within passions of a wild stormy ocean.

None shalt ever tame the surfs of a tide
I felt thy love upon an incoming breeze
When wavelets calmed within a tease
None shalt ever tame the surfs of a tide.

I felt thy love upon an incoming breeze
Thy breath of desire a spray of the sea
When the tide of the ocean breaks free
I felt thy love upon an incoming breeze.



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Jem Farmer

On Butterfly Wings

The air is like a butterfly
when fragile wings gather the spring
in rays of love from the Sun King.
The air is like a butterfly.

When fragile wings gather the spring
amid the soft pink cherry trees
that sway in the warm April breeze.
The fragile wings that gather spring.

Amid the soft pink cherry trees
our love blossoms before our eyes
as we walk beneath azure skies.
Amid the soft pink cherry trees.

Our love blossoms before our eyes
as we unite in dreams unsung
joyful laughter like church bells rung.
Our love blossoms before our eyes.

As we unite in dreams unsung
the air is like a butterfly
so we dance among the wild rye.
As we unite in dreams unsung.

The air is like a butterfly
when fragile wings gather the spring
in rays of love from the Sun King.
The air is like a butterfly.

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Sapphic Lyre

The valley echoed all she said tonight
Soft whispered words we rolled beneath the sky
My love and I before dawn came on by
The valley echoed all she said tonight

Soft whispered words we rolled beneath the sky
That hold us near yet leave no teasing trace
Each word replayed inside my heart's embrace
Soft whispered words we rolled beneath the sky

That hold us near yet leave no teasing trace
As desire's touch upon the velvet mound
And love she pulled me to the valley's ground
That hold us near yet leave no teasing trace

As desire's touch upon the velvet mound
In sighing song that recalls Sapphic lyre
Our hearts are thumping like a cannon's fire
As desire's touch upon the velvet mound

In sighing song that recalls Sapphic lyre
The valley echoed all she said tonight
As passion flowers beneath the starlight
In sighing song that recalls Sapphic lyre

The valley echoed all she said tonight
Soft whispered words we rolled beneath the sky
My love and I before dawn came on by
The valley echoed all she said tonight

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Moss Macan Ghoill

So Misty through the Dream

The sun does shine upon the reeds.
The lake glistens; a twinkling dance;
On the hills, we three entranced.
The sun does shine upon the reeds.

The lake glistens; a twinkling dance.
Under water breathes like air.
We dip our heels, submerged, we dare.
The lake glistens; a twinkling dance.

Under water breathes like air.
A silvery light consumes the sun.
Deeper down, search we as one.
Under water breathes like air.

A silvery light consumes the sun.
A cottage calls from another shore;
The dark inside, yawns from the door.
A silvery light consumes the sun.

A cottage calls from another shore.
Where is Seamus? We come poking-
Through the rafters smoke is choking.
A cottage calls from another shore.

Where is Seamus? We come poking-
Woman shrouds us with her stare
As she steps to here from there.
Where is Seamus? We come poking-

Woman shrouds us with her stare.
No words are spoken with her talk,
"'Round the back, where shore meets loch."
Woman shrouds us with her stare.

No words are spoken with her talk.
Through the door, again we flow.
Did she expect us? Did she know?
No words are spoken with her talk.

Through the door, again we flow;
On the rock, the old man spies.
His bearded portal not surprised,
Through the door, again we flow.

On the rock, the old man spies.
We blink for morsels from the deep-
He sweeps his hand without a peep.
On the rock the old man spies.

We blink for morsels from the deep-
"To that boat on yonder moor,
There we stand at vision's door."
We blink for morsels from the deep-

To that boat on yonder moor,
There's a gift for us in hand;
A gift from him to our three hearts and
To that boat on yonder moor.

There's a gift for us in hand;
Rope with no start and no result;
As round as sunshine, without fault.
There's a gift for us in hand.

Rope with no start and no result.
We equal four, we grasp this ring-
A round abyss between us clings.
Rope with no start and no result.

We equal four, we grasp this ring.
The boat's adrift with vaporous girth;
We see below another earth!
We equal four, we grasp this ring.

The boat's adrift with vaporous girth.
What's this? So misty through the dream-
We fly above this patchwork scheme!
The boat's adrift with vaporous girth.

What's this? So misty through the dream.
The sky below with clouds and hence
What's up is down. It makes no sense!
What's this? So misty through the dream.

The sky below with clouds and hence
The old man smiles, three more mixed up!
This, perhaps, may be enough!
The sky below with clouds and hence

The old man smiles, three more mixed up.
At water's edge we dock and then
Our time with him is at an end.
The old man smiles, three more mixed up.

At water's edge, we dock and then
We three stretch legs upon the lands,
Back up the hills to familiar stands.
At water's edge, we dock and then

We three stretch legs upon the lands.
The sun is shining on the reeds.
Up through the silvery lake of seeds
We three stretch legs upon the lands.

The sun does shine upon the reeds.
The lake glistens; a twinkling dance;
On the hills, we three entranced.
The sun does shine upon the reeds.

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