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  1. Doing It Again - NaPoWriMo April 2024 9. Poetry by Mikiesboy

    By Mikiesboy, in Poetry. 04/07/2024 (Updated: 04/14/2024)

    Genres: Poetry
    Sub-genres: Mixed Forms
    • modern
    • love

    Trying NaPoWriMo one more time. A poem a day for the month of April.

    • 2 Chapters
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  2. The Ultimate Vehicle of Earthly Bliss

    By AC Benus, in Poetry. 01/27/2024 (Updated: 04/12/2024)

    Genres: Poetry
    Sub-genres: Free-Verse, Sonnet, Mixed Forms, Translation
    • gay
    • lesbian
    • coming of age
    • coming out
    • modern
    • love

    Translations of early German Expressionist poet Toni Schwabe. Along with Elsa Gidlow and Renée Vivien, her delicate-but-frank explorations of same-sex love established much of the territory fellow Lesbian poets celebrated vociferously in the latter part of the 20th century. As far as I know, this is the first substantial collection of the poet's work to be rendered in English.

    All artwork posted with the poems are by noted Gay/Bi American artist Georgia O’Keeffe

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  3. Seasoned to Taste

    By Aditus, in 2024 - Seasons. 04/11/2024 (Updated: 04/12/2024)

    Genres: Poetry, Non-Fiction
    Sub-genres: Creative Non-Fic, Free-Verse, Rhyming, Blank Verse, Mixed Forms
    • light-hearted
    • serious

    My attempt to sort through thoughts, feelings, and erratic ideas using poetic forms.

    • 2 Chapters
    • 459 Words
    • 462 Views
    • 16 Comments
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  4. Seasoning of the Seasons

    By Valkyrie, in 2024 - Seasons. 04/11/2024 (Updated: 04/12/2024)

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

    Two sets of poems featuring different takes on the theme "Seasons".

    • 2 Chapters
    • 398 Words
    • 325 Views
    • 9 Comments
    • Teen
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  5. You Were a Gift

    By Krista, in 2024 - Seasons. 04/11/2024 (Updated: 04/11/2024)

    Genres: Poetry
    Sub-genres: Free-Verse
    • animals
    • friendship

    Written for the 2024 Poetry Anthology - Seasons

    • 1 Chapters
    • 192 Words
    • 366 Views
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  6. The Seasons of My Life

    By Bill W, in 2024 - Seasons. 04/11/2024 (Updated: 04/11/2024)

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

    A man has reached his senior years and thinks back upon the seasons of his life.

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  7. Haiku, Secret, and Wisdom

    By Headstall, in 2024 - Seasons. 04/11/2024 (Updated: 04/11/2024)

    Genres: Poetry, General Fiction
    Sub-genres: Drama, Haiku, Free-Verse, Rhyming, Blank Verse
    • love

    Haiku are well suited for observations in nature, but their meanings, for me, can be much deeper in their connection to the human spirit. All these poems are observations and outlets for what lays within.

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  8. Calliope's Carousel

    By Parker Owens, in Poetry. 04/10/2024 (Updated: 04/10/2024)

    Genres: Poetry
    Sub-genres: Mixed Forms
    • mature adult
    • senior
    • adult
    • light-hearted
    • serious
    • friendship

    A collection of poems for NaPoWriMo 2024.

    • 1 Chapters
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  9. Poem Collection - MythOfHappiness

    By MythOfHappiness, in Poetry. 11/28/2016 (Updated: 04/09/2024)

    Genres: Poetry
    Sub-genres: Free-Verse
    • young adult
    • gay

    A collection of various poems by me, MythOfHappiness... obviously.

    • 26 Chapters
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    • 82 Comments
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  10. Lucifer's Almanac

    By kbois, in 2024 - Seasons. 04/04/2024 (Updated: 04/04/2024)

    Genres: Poetry
    Sub-genres: Free-Verse
    • mature adult
    • angels
    • modern

    Time flows differently in the world below.

    • 1 Chapters
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