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Submission: selection of cleave poems from

In submission on September 28, 2008 at 6:31 am

A selection of cleave poems from

De-stressed-Distressed by John Bevan (aka Katanga)

__I’m certain that-I’m overtaxed
__stone-deaf, I’ll-need my ears waxed
________not hear-sometime soon
annoying noises-What a buffoon!

Feeling dies by Rachel Prudden (aka Rioka)

______this beautiful-feeling dies in me
________ally of mine-you can’t hurt me
_______reaching out-for your desire
__and freezing time-does not inspire
an aching heart but-tears in my eyes
_____for you I smile-though I should cry

The Circus by Brett Evans (aka Brett)

____The circus rolls-with joy and glee
__________into town-a novelty
___an ageing clown-shows its face
__proving youthful-without disgrace
__to such old jokes-we all connect
though his respect-through our neglect
_no longer chimes-of ancient rhymes.

Two visions: Ezekiel and Aphrodite by Brian Fone (aka patterjack)

_________Ezekiel saw a vision,-a gleaming godly vision,
____saw wheels within wheels-making the mind spin
_____spreading across the sky-as it slowly revealed itself
dazzling the enlightened man-with all its terrible beauty
__________sweeping him away-and took watcher, mind and body,
__from the reality around him-with its naked,  shining splendour.

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  • Cleave poem submission by John Bevan

    In submission on September 14, 2008 at 6:31 am

    _______________________A Cleaved Limerick

    ____There is a young poet – in Wales
    _________ _who is unique – among males
    _________________in that – I think
    ______________he refuses – a drink
    to compose what he knows – never fails

    Cleave poem: © 2008 John Bevan

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  • Cleave poems by Brett Evans and John Bevan

    In submission on September 4, 2008 at 7:14 pm

    These poems first appeared on the Great Writing Website.

    Cleave: Taste

    ______I long to taste my lover once again
    Such sweet desserts I’ve tasted from the bottle
    Though never have my senses ceased to dance
    ___Because my love as many times before
    __Has never spoken she keeps me on my back.

    Cleave poem: © 2008 Brett Evans


    bitter and wine milk and honey
    are more than fine and scones for tea
    ____you offer more I realise
    ______to me before in some surprise
    ________I go to bed and in my dreams
    _____I rest my head by moonlit streams
    ______I find a sleep I hold a peace
    ____in which I weep when will war cease?

    Cleave poem: © 2008 John Bevan

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  • Cleave Poems by John Bevan.

    In submission on September 3, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    Let us begin:

    Here are cleave poems from our first contributor John Bevan.

    His penname is Katanga at the Great Writing Website (where these poems first appeared).

    A Cleave Poem: Dancing Girls

    And now bring on the dancing girls
    the girls who long lift their skirts
    to dance all night from dusk till dawn
    in pale moonlight but then are torn
    _sleepless crying from empty dreams
    __darkness dying or so it seems

    Two cleaved haikus: Mourning Morning

    Lightning cleaves the sky, thunderbolts crash down,
    __taking dawn’s virginity, beseaching our forgiveness,
    mocking morning’s peace as the birds scatter.

    Two cleaved Senryus: Gain – Loss

    _______search the internet look out for a word
    has anyone found a name that means more than desertion
    _________for our new baby and a lost future

    Cleave poems: © 2008 John Bevan

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