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  1. 2023 Exploration Poetry Anthology


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    • Last Story: Treasures Found
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      • 2024 - Seasons
      • 2023- Exploration -Poetry
      • 2015 Poetry Anthology: Remember
      • 2014 Poetry Anthology: A Storm Is Coming
      • 2013 Poetry Anthology: Whispers in the Dark
      • 2012 Poetry Anthology: Cracks of Time
      • 2011 Poetry Anthology: Into the Unknown
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  1. Cadence 30. Verse

    By Parker Owens, in 2023- Exploration -Poetry. 04/06/2023 (Updated: 04/22/2023)

    Genres: Poetry
    Sub-genres: Free-Verse, Mixed Forms
    • mature adult
    • serious
    • modern

    Poems to explore the end of our songs.

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  2. Treasures Found

    By Headstall, in 2023- Exploration -Poetry. 04/20/2023 (Updated: 04/22/2023)

    Genres: Poetry
    Sub-genres: Haiku, Free-Verse, Rhyming
    • adult
    • serious

    Life is fascinating. It is both joyful and painful and everything in between, but there are lessons to be learned, and yes, treasures to be found. If we ever think we are in control, we are mistaken, but that is the beauty of our journeys. I hope you find something in these poems to give you pause, to make you think, or to make you feel.

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  3. Second Sight: Remembering Some San Francisco Neighborhoods 31. Verse

    By AC Benus, in 2023- Exploration -Poetry. 04/13/2023 (Updated: 04/22/2023)

    Genres: Poetry, Non-Fiction, General Fiction, Literary Fiction
    Sub-genres: Reference, Creative Non-Fic, Ballad, Blank Verse, Autobiography, Coming of Age, Contemporary Literary
    • north america
    • philosophy
    • psychology
    • autobiography
    • holiday
    • late 20th century

    A peregrination, an exploration, a journey of mind, heart and memory,

    I recall some San Francisco places that mean the most to me.

    • 6 Chapters
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  4. Welcome to Absurdistan 10. My Uni-Verse

    By Aditus, in 2023- Exploration -Poetry. 04/20/2023 (Updated: 04/20/2023)

    Genres: Poetry
    Sub-genres: Free-Verse
    • dark
    • light-hearted

    I was exploring a strange mood, this is the result.

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  5. Bible Sex Laws - An Exploration in Limericks

    By Refugium, in 2023- Exploration -Poetry. 04/20/2023 (Updated: 04/20/2023)

    Genres: Poetry
    Sub-genres: Limerick
    • light-hearted
    • religion
    • ancient times

    An Exploration In Limericks of Those Tricky Tabernacle Taboos

    For the 2023 Poetry Anthology: Exploration

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  6. Autumn Explorations

    By Backwoods Boy, in 2023- Exploration -Poetry. 03/05/2023 (Updated: 04/20/2023)

    Genres: Poetry
    Sub-genres: Mixed Forms

    Three poems for the 2023 Poetry Anthology

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  7. Miracles 32. Verse

    By AC Benus, in 2023- Exploration -Poetry. 04/06/2023 (Updated: 04/14/2023)

    Genres: Poetry, Romance
    Sub-genres: Free-Verse, Mixed Forms, Translation, Historical Romance
    • bisexual
    • gay
    • philosophy
    • psychology
    • love
    • pansexual

    Strolls; encounters; kisses through closed gates; lighted windows seen from below; rumpled bedsheets turning up men’s shirts . . . These are just a few of the images in August Stramm’s poetry collection titled “DU” (“THOU”).

    What follows is a complete, fresh-look translation of the thirty-one poems of this set.

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  8. Dreams Fulfilled

    By Bill W, in 2023- Exploration -Poetry. 04/13/2023 (Updated: 04/13/2023)

    Genres: Poetry
    Sub-genres: Free-Verse
    • space
    • north america
    • no sex
    • serious
    • modern

    A poem about a fictional boy's journey.

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  9. Searching For My New Life

    By raven1, in 2023- Exploration -Poetry. 04/13/2023 (Updated: 04/13/2023)

    Genres: Poetry
    Sub-genres: Haiku, Free-Verse, Rhyming
    • light-hearted

    Three poems I wrote as an exploration in writing. Content and form of each is different, but there is a tenuous connection to the anthology theme.

    • 1 Chapters
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  10. Old Coats: Explorations in the Cedar Closet

    By Parker Owens, in 2023- Exploration -Poetry. 04/06/2023 (Updated: 04/13/2023)

    Genres: Poetry
    Sub-genres: Blank Verse
    • mature adult
    • north america
    • light-hearted
    • serious
    • modern
    • autobiography

    Skyscrapers for whatever weather the winds to life.

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