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Viking Saga By Mark Coakley
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Viking Saga is a pulse-pounding literary historical thriller, set in 793 AD, when Norway was ruled by many small kingdoms and folk still worshipped the old gods. Halfdan the Black -- a young fighter... More > and beer-soaked poet, with a Norse father and African mother -- vows revenge for the killing of his king. Halfdan's fate leads him through actual historical events, such as the raid on England's Lindisfarne nunnery and the first Norse contacts with Christianity. This spare, cunningly ironic novel is set against a brutal backdrop of life in the "Dark Ages", and features violent action, a unique love-story, odd twists, cool humour, primitive poems and more. Well-researched and fast-moving, Viking Saga follows Halfdan the Black as he battles, boozes and rhymes his way to revenge, love, wisdom ... and becoming the first king of a unified Norway.< Less
I Love You My Leetles By Kalen Marquis
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"I Love You My Leetles" is a simple but heartfelt rhyming narrative poem that captures the loving bond shared between a brother and sister growing up in a single parent family. It also... More > exemplifies the precious gift of a shared lifetime that siblings so often share. Usually predeceased by parents and outlived by children and grandchildren, brothers and sisters share the same life trajectory. Even if they go their separate ways and travel their own life's path, they have shared understandings and experiences from their earliest and most formative years--potentially extending from cradle to grave. This autobiographical poem was originally written almost twenty years ago but has been updated and renewed in celebration of Leetle's 40th birthday. With last year's passing of their selfless mother and the precious bond the author continues to share with his still precious adult sister, amazing husband, and their two amazing children, this story remains as poignant as ever.< Less
Poetry In Motion With God And Family By John Calabro
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A generous collection of spiritual and family poetry with pictures to create a lasting effect.These poems beg to be said aloud, and more than once. It’s the journey from love to heartbreak... More > passion, wit, and good common sense, the author tells of the basic ways a poem is built-meter and rhyme, form and diction, sound and sense. The author’s evocative poetry speaks to the soul of anyone who is on this journey. The author expounds on his craft for translating complex emotions with astonishing simplicity and profound admiration for a reader of poetry.The poems of Poetry In Motion With God And Family are loosely connected and each represents the author's celebration of his philosophy of life and humanity. The physical body is present in all of the poems in this electric collection. We are given moments of the body's first pleasures, its anguish, its unpleasant realities, and its closeness to mortality. There are stories in these poems, too.< Less
Ellaran Emmaphires By Munayem Mayenin
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Ellarans: Syllabic Laranameter: Each Ellaran is a four-unit-poem: Ella, Lara, Raine and Aranya: Each Ell of the four Ells has four laranzas in it. No rhyming unless naturally happening. An Ellaran,... More > thus, contains: four laranzas. I: Ella: 4884: II: Lara: 4444: four laranzas, III: Raine: 78129: four laranzas, IV: Aranya: 4488: four laranzas. An Ellaran tells a story, runs aesthetic commentary or monologues, told by a narrator who does not figure or feature in the poems in any direct way. It takes the nature of a subjective objectivity and objective subjectivity in order to celebrate the truth and beauty of life, living, love and loss and their magnificence and celebrate the perpetual unfoldings of jubilations and miracles on this Universe where humanity shines, makes, shapes, dreams, defines and creates itself.< Less
The Tale of Charlemagne and Ralph the Collier By Jeff Sypeck
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Charbonnier est maître chez soi: "The collier is master in his own house." This French saying finds its most literal expression in The Tale of Charlemagne and Ralph the Collier, a... More > 15th-century Middle Scots romance about the adventures that ensue when King Charlemagne, separated from his entourage by a blizzard, seeks refuge in the home of a proud and irascible collier. Combining folktale motifs with burlesque humor and elements of chansons and chivalric romances, The Tale of Charlemagne and Ralph the Collier is a lively but little-read story of medieval courtesy, hospitality, and knighthood. This translation, the first into modern English, emulates the 75 thirteen-line rhyming, alliterative stanzas of the original. Light annotations, a brief introduction, and a bibliography help introduce modern readers to this strange and entertaining romance that W.R.J. Barron dubbed "technically and creatively the best of the English texts on the Matter of France."< Less
Poems of Conscience By George Uwaifo
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This work of poetry was conceived based partly on my life’s experiences and on my personal stands on issues as they affect our daily lives. I see myself as one of today’s social and... More > political critics because I give my opinions on issues, good or bad, controversial or not, but as long as the message is passed on. The various poetries here-in, touches on subjects from Love, Death of loved ones, personal struggles, politics and even drunkenness. I feel many around the world would be able to identify personally with the issues and subjects that have been dealt with poetically. It is also pertinent to note that the poetry style does not follow any one particular style. In some poems, rhymes are used while others simply tell the stories.< Less
Life's Reflections (large) By Grandpa Charlie
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This is my second “large” book of poems. The first book, “Life Is What You Make It”, contains all the poems published in my first six Chapbooks. This book contains all the... More > poems I have composed since writing those first six chapbooks. Most of the poems are written in my typical “story telling”, Quatrain form of poetry. This form of poetry (four lines per stanza with rhythm and rhyme) comes natural to me. Included are many narrative poems describing various memorable events experienced in my adult years. There are poems expressing my philosophical or “slant” on various issues and several poems relating to my interest in music, Bluegrass in particular. Of great importance to me, are the poems written as tributes to some special people in my life.< Less
Melodic Erotic By Derek M.A. Alexander
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The “BrainChild” is back! Who said that Romance is dead? Reports of its demise have been greatly exaggerated! Declared “The Father of Simple Elegance” by his fans, Derek M.A.... More > Alexander releases his follow-up to his first well received book, “BrainChild: Visions of a Blind Poet.” Alexander proves that Romance is alive and well. He continues to “Wow!” his readers with his sophomore project, “Melodic Erotic.” “Melodic Erotic” is brimming with love, passion, and sensuality. Once again, Alexander deploys rhyming verse as his writing style of choice, combining poems, spoken word performance pieces, short stories, songs, and artwork, into a sumptuous buffet for the reader to feast upon. It is a wonderful and eclectic collage for the eye and mind to behold and savor. Well written and tastefully done, “Melodic Erotic” is sexy, sensitive, warm, humorous, and full of love. “Melodic Erotic” delivers reading satisfaction!< Less
Love, Please. By Tahera Douglas
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Love, Please. Is a book with a combination of poems about love, loss and recovery. TAHERA DOUGLAS is a 21-year-old Psychology student currently residing in London. She has been writing since she... More > was 12-years-old, a socially shy person, her voice is portrayed in her poetry. When writing, Tahera views the blank page a stage upon which she tells a story, carefully deciphering the image that is created in her mind and delivering a monologue through ink dipped in emotion, love and pain. Taking inspiration from everything and everyone in life, Tahera never fails to deliver in her extraordinary writing and touch people with her graceful rhymes. Love, Please is the first book she has published and hopes to publish many more in the future.< Less
Ellaran Emmaphires By Munayem Mayenin
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Ellarans: Syllabic Laranameter: Each Ellaran is a four-unit-poem: Ella, Lara, Raine and Aranya: Each Ell of the four Ells has four laranzas in it. No rhyming unless naturally happening. An Ellaran,... More > thus, contains: four laranzas. I: Ella: 4884: II: Lara: 4444: four laranzas, III: Raine: 78129: four laranzas, IV: Aranya: 4488: four laranzas. An Ellaran tells a story, runs aesthetic commentary or monologues, told by a narrator who does not figure or feature in the poems in any direct way. It takes the nature of a subjective objectivity and objective subjectivity in order to celebrate the truth and beauty of life, living, love and loss and their magnificence and celebrate the perpetual unfoldings of jubilations and miracles on this Universe where humanity shines, makes, shapes, dreams, defines and creates itself.< Less

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