Author Archives: poeticmeditations

About poeticmeditations

A 19th-century romantic poet living in the 21st-century. The Romantic poets, nib pens, candlelight, waistcoats, and pocket watches are a few of my favorite things.

Paradise Lost

PARADISE LOST By PoeticMeditations Did Milton know the agony of a broken heart Of love won, but now forever lost? Banished from love’s sweet paradise Forever to remain apart. Did he, too, suffer love’s wounds so deep and terrible That … Continue reading

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Days of Wine and Roses

Now available on Kindle is my first collection of traditional poetry, Days of Wine and Roses (Craig J. Eliott is a pseudonym). It consists of four parts: Part 1: The Rose (Love), Part 2: The Seasons, Part 3: The Poet, … Continue reading

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Starbucks Poseur

STARBUCKS POSEUR By PoeticMeditations He’s a Starbucks poseur With his Moleskine┬« and ballpoint pen Mock turtleneck and a latt├ę Sitting there like he’s Hem. He’s more like a bad actor In some third-rate, off-Broadway play Pretending to be a writer … Continue reading

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I Have But Words

I HAVE BUT WORDS By PoeticMeditation I have but words to woo your heart Comprised of simple letters Arranged in delicate patterns In pursuit of higher art. Seduce your ear with their velvet sounds Your eyes with their sparkling forms … Continue reading

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Fairy Tales

  FAIRY TALES By PoeticMeditation I once believed in fairy tales Happily ever after was meant for me Sleeping beauties to be awakened with a kiss Wedding bells and endless days of wedded bliss Searching for love true in this … Continue reading

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Loves’s Discontent

LOVE’S DISCONTENT By PoeticMeditation Cold has grown the blazing heart After all the passion has been spent What was inseparable has grown apart Love’s tapestry has now been rent Flown the lark with its songs of love Withered the rose … Continue reading

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A Book of Common Days

A collection of haiku, A Book of Common Days, under my haiga (pen name) “Ogi” meaning “a common reed” is now available as an ebook at Amazon.com

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