Friday, 15 June 2012


Pictures in a candle flame,
Manikins in bows and frills
Lightly dance in flickering steps
Their stately formed quadrilles.

Visions in a solar flare,
Rampant radiated power
Hurricanes of scorching wind
All worlds and lives devour.

Images in calming hues,
Crimson ribbons waft and wend
Train the mind to placid flight
Our darkest fears transcend.

Copyright©  Alan Gilbert 2012.

News of poetry competitions.

Here are some useful sites for those who like to enter competitions

Wednesday, 13 June 2012


I long for you and Avalon
Beloved nirvana born of dreams,
In blessed reverie we'll walk
Her verdant woods
By chattering streams.

Across the lilac scented field
Toward the lake where catkins grow,
And Avalon will be our world
The deepest joy
We'll ever know.

I long to spend the sultry nights
In prurient or soulful need,
Each gentle, sensual caress 
Will voice our
Amatory creed.

There are in life uncertain stars
Whose course is never ours to know,
But we have sworn by Avalon
Our cherished love
Will thrive and grow.

Copyright© Alan Gilbert 2012.

Tools for poets

Here are some links to useful tools for poets.

Rhyming dictionary.

General resource site with many useful links

Dictionary and thesaurus.

Syllable/word counter.

Poetry form and structure.

Free copyrighting service.

A free and very good writing application that has served me well.

Poetry websites.

Here are some places to find lots of poetry.

.Publish your work.

Useful links for those who may be thinking of self publishing their work.

Other self publishing houses are available.
To have your work published in periodicals, magazines etc. This site is a good place to start.

Friday, 1 June 2012

Green Willow Haiku.

Weep willowy tears
Spilt innocence in amber,
Gracing bounteous yield.

Copyright© Alan Gilbert 2012.

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