Susan.brumel's Poems

Here's the list of poems submitted by susan.brumel  —  There are currently 37 poems total — keep up the great work!

Born of Magic

Born of Magic

He looks upon his baby hands
Enchanted by the wonder
Chubby fingers bend and fan
Move forward, backward, under

Eyes fixed upon his finger-dance
Track gentle rhythmic gestures
Accepting that they move by chance
Too young...

by Susan Mayer Brumel

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In Your Garden”

“In Your Garden”

I planted my heart in your garden
and looked on as young leaves grew
At their bend and by their pardon,
fragrant flowers blossomed too

My tree stands tall; her roots lie deep
her graceful body knowing
Your fertile...

by Susan Mayer Brumel

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Lullaby of Many Moons”

“Lullaby of Many Moons”

One night I walked the foggy wood,
beneath a five moon cluster;
Observing it through leafy hood,
enchanted by its golden luster

Sleepy thicket, quiet and still
but for the tree frogs on the boughs;
The air was...

by Susan Mayer Brumel

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Haughty Rose

“Haughty Rose”

Of tall and stately stature
Regaled by kings and queens
She grows not free in pasture
But of cultured royal genes

Her fragrance rich, arousing
Her stem best left unclutched
Displayed for passers browsing —
She prefers to...

by Susan Mayer Brumel

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Time’s Comedic Architect

Time’s Comedic Architect


The vision in the mirror illustrates
reflections of an aging woman’s face
Gnarled lines enshrine
the many years embraced
But starlight in her eyes still radiates

The lips are pale and drawn a little thin
The...

by Susan Mayer Brumel

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When Internet Poet Friends Meet

When Internet Poet Friends Meet


 

Poet friends are a curious bunch,

They wear their souls on their sleeves

Without ever meeting they have a good hunch

What each and the other believes


 

They’re able to feel what other folks feel...

by Susan Mayer Brumel

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Sun Cloud

Sun Cloud

Sun cloud on a plate…
Over easy, your bright promise
Glows subtly beneath white veil,
Reminding me
That ‘every cloud has a silver lining’
Where hope lies in wait of discovery…
I gently pierce the soft center of...

by Susan Mayer Brumel

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His Smile Did All the Talking

His Smile Did All the Talking

My father’s big, cozy chair sat in the corner of the music room.
There, he listened to Wagner while devouring books about everything.
The small room smelled of leather,
and chocolate-cherry pipe tobacco; the...

by Susan Mayer Brumel

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The Wonder of a Child

The Wonder of a Child!

He looks upon his baby hands
Enchanted by the wonder
Chubby fingers bend and fan
Move forward, backward, under

Eyes fixed upon his finger-dance
Track gentle rhythmic gestures
Accepting that they move by chance
Too...

by Susan Mayer Brumel

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Wily Dandelion

“Wily Dandelion”

Brazen little bursts of light
Upon my grasses grow
So many see you as a blight
But why, I’ll never know

You visit me in springtime
And stay the summer through
You sweetly lay before my eyes
Your bright and yellow hue
...

by Susan Mayer Brumel

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And People Wandered Aimlessly

“But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially.”
- Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell To Arms


And People Wandered Aimlessly

I dreamt I scaled a castle wall
and stood upon a...

by Susan Mayer Brumel

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added 3 months ago
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Warm Words

Warm Words

I sit at the foot of the sleepy fire,
a chilled blanket of darkness
wrapped around me,
watching air-hungry flames
flicker and faint to pale yellows.

Coppery embers crackle and choke.
And then…your warm words
climb down...

by Susan Mayer Brumel

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Taranis, the Celtic Thunder-God, for sufferers of Long Covid and all debilities

“Taranis, the Celtic Thunder-God”

- for all suffering
the wrath of Long Covid
and all debilities


Relentless, rolling thunder
rumbles in my brain
Apprehensively I lie in wait
for lightning and the rain

Before me stands Taranis,
...

by Susan Mayer Brumel

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Butterfly and Rose

Butterfly and Rose

One morning deep in summer
a butterfly was birthed,
Of iridescent colors
it flit-fluttered in its mirth

Winding down a garden path
it rested on a rose,
That paled against its beauty
in bright sunlight, juxtaposed

...

by Susan Mayer Brumel

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Sometimes






  Sometimes,

  being friends with you

  feels like I’m wearing my shoes

  on the wrong...

by Susan Mayer Brumel

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The Photograph

The Photograph

Five orbits around the sun,
and the depth of my concern bewilders me…
It grabs at my heart with long, digging fingers.
I hoped it would abate; but I knew better.
We have passed the years through separate tunnels of time,
...

by Susan Mayer Brumel

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Picasso”

“Picasso”


Eyes kiss
Lips seek

Mouths embrace
Bodies speak

Tongues touch
Hands savor

Spicy, sweet, fleshy flavors

Feeding you
Fills me

  ...

by Susan Mayer Brumel

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The Beauty That Surrounds Us

When our world is cast in shadows,
and we’re feeling challenged by
the failings of the flesh,
we can take in the quiet beauty
that surrounds us, and
-if only for a moment-
breathe deeply from
a lightness that buoys us up
and pulls us...

by Susan Mayer Brumel

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The Great Divide

“The Great Divide”

We felt the rumblings
unaware
the crack would be
so wide, so deep

Faults fracture,
fissures fester
toxic venoms
through us seep

We sound alarms
as children cry
and hope and pray
relief comes faster

Odds...

by Susan Mayer Brumel

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In The Deep, Deep Wood

“In the Deep, Deep Wood”


I long to be lost
in the deep deep wood,
and sleep among the natives
upon the forest bed,
made merry by sweet earthy scents
swirling ‘round my head…

Winged warblers serenade me
with their soulful psalms
...

by Susan Mayer Brumel

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Sweet Sting of Summertime




  “Sweet Sting of

  Summertime”


 
Air ripe alive
gaggle dancing jive

Stung!

Healing honey hive
sticky fingers...

by Susan Mayer Brumel

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Look See

“Look, See”

Look
into
each
other’s
eyes


  See

  your reflection

Earth,
peace

Humanity,
...

by Susan Mayer Brumel

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Nature of War

“Nature of War”

I kindled my Sabbath candles,
as sun set behind the wood
Peace of golden respite shattered,
as only death screams could

Perhaps a fox, or gentle fawn
was ambushed by coyote-
Her desperate cries in darkness,
sent terror...

by Susan Mayer Brumel

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Cheek of Child

“Cheek of Child”

War cuts deep into cheek of child
Winged young warrior, flesh of peace
A heinous death unreconciled

An angel slain as Satan smiled
The irony will never cease
War cuts deep into cheek of child

Uplifted to the heavens...

by Susan Mayer Brumel

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added 6 months ago
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Prayer For All The Little Ones

Prayer For All The Little Ones

May there be light
upon your face
May there be peace
within your heart
May there always
be a tended place
from where
your dreams embark
May your love grow,
sweet and boundless,
like honeysuckle...

by Susan Mayer Brumel

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This Light I Pray”

“This Light I Pray”

Strolling near the water’s edge,
toes cooled by sandy wet caress
I looked out on a painted sky,
that silenced my mind’s noisiness

Purples, pinks, and orange hues,
jeweled canvas did my eyes delight
And scent of ocean...

by Susan Mayer Brumel

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Graziella’s Grace”

“Graziella’s Grace”

I watched her sleeping high upon,
a mattress floating in the air
The sunlight flickered on her brow,
and scent of rose was everywhere

I can not tell how long I stayed,
as she drew in each shallow breath
Or what I may...

by Susan Mayer Brumel

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The Pirate Charlatan, a trick or treat tale

“The Pirate Charlatan”,

  a trick or treat tale

Sneaked aboard a pirate ship,
a charlatan sailed a stormy sea
Cutlass fastened to his hip,
striped breeches donned from waist to knee

Gold hoop dangled from an ear,
a black patch sat upon...

by Susan Mayer Brumel

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added 7 months ago
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Voices and Visions”

“Voices and Visions”

Noisy thoughts bombard me
in night’s silence
Causing eery visions to appear
Monsters weep hot tears
upon my eyelids
Zeeping echoes magnify my fears

I lie awake and wonder,
will sleep find me,
Or am I too...

by Susan Mayer Brumel

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The Haunting Hour”

“The Haunting Hour”


In the haunting hour of morning;
thoughts of you can’t be resisted
As before a new day’s dawning;
longing shore begs moonbeam kisses

Dreamt hands upon my body graze;
I feel my skin flush warm to cold
It is the...

by Susan Mayer Brumel

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Upon Slovenia’s Shore”

“Upon Slovenia’s Shore”

Stars rained upon
the Adriatic Sea
and twinkle-danced
for all of night to see
Beyond the sky
as far as I could tell
they took away
more quickly than they fell

At glow of dawn
a glorious shooting star
shed...

by Susan Mayer Brumel

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added 9 months ago
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Tulip’s Kiss”

“Tulip’s Kiss”


If tulip kisses
lips of spring
in dreams of warmth
that springtime brings
then when she blooms
with colors bright
will warm the chill
of darkest night

Cupped flower sits
upon a stem
that gently curves,
begins to...

by Susan Mayer Brumel

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added 10 months ago
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Where Trees Once Stood”

“Where Trees Once Stood”

Darkness lay beside the moon
searching beamlight to consume
nourishment to render a new day
What of nighttime’s left to say
but that it came and that it went
time both busily and idly misspent

Daylight’s pale upon...

by Susan Mayer Brumel

 79 Views
added 11 months ago
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At Your Table”

“At Your Table”

When it’s time
to leave the table,
the familiar one
you know…
You’ll find another
place to sit,
another place to go

Where living comes
much easier
with the passing
of the hours
Every day
a fresh bouquet
of...

by Susan Mayer Brumel

 56 Views
added 11 months ago
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In Your Garden”

“In Your Garden”

I planted my heart in your garden
and looked on as young leaves grew
At their bend and by their pardon,
fragrant flowers blossomed too

My tree stands tall; her roots lie deep
her graceful body knowing
Your fertile...

by Susan Mayer Brumel

 16 Views
added 12 months ago
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Sunset”

“Sunset”

sun star balanced
on sea and sky
your honeyed glow
on jeweled canvas
mesmerizes me
suddenly you teeter
you fall slowly, then quickly,
swallowed by night visitors
who have come for you-
I lower my lids
upon the darkness
to...

by Susan Mayer Brumel

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added 1 year ago
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Hangs Heavy”

“Hangs Heavy”

The cavernous growl
of the black howler
brings you to mind…
Deep and guttural,
it hangs heavy in wet air-
Stirring giant jungle leaves
to loosen from
the crowned canopy,
Shattering bright birdsongs
to free-fall into the...

by Susan Mayer Brumel

 50 Views
added 1 year ago
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