Poem 000: Paradise Conquered (A Discontinued Humorous Epic Poem)
How shall I start, O how can I commence
My ditty, Muse, when I am short of sense... more »
Poem 001: Charmed
It needs no much talking
I’ll straightway declare:
It’s friendship I’m stalking-
And friends are so rare-... more »
Poem 002: Away, Distress!
When lances of loneliness stab me so deep,
As daystar declines, and the Globe falls asleep,
When uncontrolled sadness reigns over my realms,
A feeling of sore in my heart overwhelms.... more »
Poem 003: A Fray
I’m stuck in a fray
It’s me and my “J”
I’m outright confused
For I am not used... more »
Poem 004: Left To Despair
I deemed it affection, a sweet love affair
But lo! I am suff’ring, I’m sensing despair
Entangled I was, but she loosened the tie
Ill treason! No reason, not even goodbye!... more »
Poem 005: Remembrance Of 'J'
Try not to restore
The good days of yore,
Nor mem’ries awaken
Of passion forsaken... more »
Poem 006, Sonnet 1: On A Serpent
Farewell to you, my summer love, farewell!
Adieu, so long, ye joyous fleeting dream
I hope this rueful ending won’t impel
My timid soul to grieve, mine eyes to stream.... more »
Poem 007: Ode To 'J'
Your mem’ry torments me and sets me aflame,
Bewilders my senses, enfeebles my frame.
This love that I feel is afflicting my soul,
Augmenting my heartache whene’er I am sole.... more »
Poem 008: Crime And Requiem
I stand in sweeping scare,... more »
Poem 009: The Words Of Sir Wit
Is tenderness fruitless, is love but deceit,
And friendship but pointless, and grace obsolete
Wit says that goodwill is well out-of-date
And time we adopted the standards of hate.... more »
Poem 010, Sonnet 2: On Camille
Would I convince me that at your command
Familiar winds have blown to say hello?
To rouse remembrances I cannot stand?
O wish I that no single breeze would blow.... more »
Poem 011: My Adust Heart
I’m still afraid to wade the noxious fens,
The fens of love, but no one can evade
The pointed peaks, or those abysmal glens,
The baleful cut of love’s demoniac blade.... more »
Poem 012, Sonnet 3: What You See And Taste
Oh should I utter words of little sense
And jabber, wearing out my heart and lips
Should I engage in folly and pretense
And furnish people with invalid quips?... more »
Poem 013: Quartets To The Vale
I’ve come to deify you splendid dale
'Tis I your worshipper, do you recall
A lonely spirit, sensitive and frail?
Do you remember me? A roving soul!... more »
Poem 014, Sonnet 4: Idyll To Nature
Once more I linger in majestic fear
Before this sovereign scene, this brilliant art,
This haunting silence drifting to my ear
To greet a weary throb, the poet’s heart.... more »
Poem 015: Matrimony Of The Queen
“Guess what? You won’t believe”, he said
“What’s that? ” I was aroused.
“Your damsel dear, your sweetheart fled
Her hive and got espoused.”... more »
Poem 016, Sonnet 5: Pitying A Poet
You say my friend your words can shatter clay
Your readers melt upon your lines of gold.
I feel no fusion, poet of the day,
No fainting, and no fractures in my mold.... more »
Poem 017, Sonnet 6: I, The Pagan
The world has fallen through, a stunning fall,
And sick humanity cannot arise
But, I the pagan, who has raised a wall,
'Tween God and me, how can I agonize?... more »
Poem 018, Sonnet 7: Summer, Fall, Winter…
The summer of your joy is gone my soul
Your little cheers are fled, your happiness
Has given in to vehement distress,
Your glee is sackclothed in eternal pall,... more »
Poem 019, Sonnet 8: The Letter, The Rain, The Memory
Friend, dearest friend, I just received your note,
Your tender letter – Mum gave it to me –
The rain was pouring down, awhile I thought
I’d read it on the soaking balcony,... more »
Poem 020: Death, Last Night!
Oh Lord! I felt so strange last night
I felt I was a battered fort
A withered flower struck by blight
A leper in a damp resort... more »
Poem 021: Tell Me, Darkness
Darkness, Darkness, tell me, who am I?
Tell me what is this that throbs in me?
Is it sane if someone wants to die?
Is he sober he who strives to be?... more »
Poem 022, Sonnet 9: My Friend 'Ennui'
Today my friend Ennui saluted me
With that unnerving look of apathy
He’s my fraternal foe, this friend Ennui
We’re siblings bound in cognate empathy.... more »
Poem 023: Ultimate Solution
The raging soul is filled with agony,
This wicked life! She’s had enough of it
If suicide were not a felony,
Or self-destruction led not to the pit... more »
Poem 024: In The Play
Not much to do, nor much to say
'Tis but a mime and we must play
Where some are sires, standing tall,
And some are lieges bound to crawl... more »