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This Too Shall Pass

A Than Bauk

This Too Shall Pass

Bare branches sway,
shortest day falls;
makes way for spring.

A Than Bauk consists of three lines of four syllables. 37 more words


Specifics in Poetry: Challenge

Starting out as a young poet, we are told to write about our experiences, but at the time, our experiences are things like “I got in the car today” and “I put my hair up in a pony tail for the first time” or things that are too general to really make a good poem. 223 more words


Poem: The Next Frontier

I am done with this worthless fear,

these worries that the memory of me will fade;

I will no longer let myself be so afraid, 79 more words


The Limerick King

Many people call me, “The Limerick King.” I am humbled but not enough not to take the bait and write a limerick about myself.  I do write a great many limericks but I also write other poems, short stories, and personal quotes. 31 more words

Regis Auffray

It's Happening Right Now

A Villanelle poem written for my creative writing course at City Lit.

Just came across this article on The Guardian this morning too about toxic pollution found in the deepest ocean trench on Earth, so makes the poem ever more topical. 191 more words


Encounter with a Mermaid

Alone by the wild sea I sought what I might see;

When all of a sudden, before me on a rock,

Reclined one of the wondrous women of the sea – 400 more words

Regis Auffray

Tooth, Mouth, Face, Body

Last night, I attended the first session of the evening City Lit course I am enrolled on, Ways into Creative Writing led by Zoe Fairbairns. The end result of this first session was a short poem. 173 more words