Michael R. Burch : Writing

White Goddess

White Goddess

A Poem by Michael R. Burch


White Goddessby Michael R. BurchWhite in the shadowsI see your face,unbidden. Go, tellLove it is commonplace;tell Regret it is not so rare.Our love is..
Paul Verlaine translations

Paul Verlaine translations

A Poem by Michael R. Burch


Paul Verlaine: English TranslationsIl pleure dans mon coeur (“It rains in my heart”)by Paul Verlaineloose translation/interpretation byMic..
Last Anthem, for Victims of the Coronavirus

Last Anthem, for Victims of the Coronavirus

A Poem by Michael R. Burch


Last Anthemby Michael R. Burchfor victims of the coronavirusWhere you have gone are the shadows falling...does memory palelike a fossil in shale...do ..
Various Heresies

Various Heresies

A Poem by Michael R. Burch


Various HeresiesBible Libelby Michael R. BurchIf Godis good,half the Bibleis libel.NOTE: I came up with this epigram to express my conclusions after r..
At the Feet of the Goddess

At the Feet of the Goddess

A Poem by Michael R. Burch


At the Feet of the Goddessby Michael R. Burch"What will you conceive in me?―I asked her. But sheonly smiled."Naked, I bore your childwhen the wo..
Corona

Corona

A Poem by Michael R. Burch


Coronaby Michael R. BurchThere was a momentwithout the sound of trumpets or a shining light,but with only silence and darkness and a cool mistfelt mor..
US Verse, after Auden

US Verse, after Auden

A Poem by Michael R. Burch


US Verse, after AudenbyMichael R. Burch“Let the living creature lie,Mortal, guilty, but to meThe entirely beautiful.”Verse has small value..
So near, yet so far ...

So near, yet so far ...

A Poem by Michael R. Burch


So near, yet so far ...by Michael R. BurchMoonbeams on water―the reflected lightof a halcyon starnow drowning in night ...So your memories are.F..
Feathered Fiends

Feathered Fiends

A Poem by Michael R. Burch


Feathered Fiendsby Michael R. BurchFascists of a featherflock together.***Alternate:Conformists of a featherflock together.Keywords/Tags: fascists, fl..
Procreation Inflation

Procreation Inflation

A Poem by Michael R. Burch


Procreation InflationbyMichael R. Burch(for the Religious Right)“Be fruitful and multiply”...great advice, for a fruitfly!But for women an..