karlcfolkes
Joined: Sep 2021

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karlcfolkes   Advanced Editor

Retired educator of Jamaican ancestry with a passion reading and writing poems.

Submitted Poems 294 total

The Hubris of Ego

Ego left unyoked
To psyche as its center
Is...

by Karl Constantine FOLKES

added by karlcfolkes
21 hours ago

Time Flies With No Wings

Time flies with no wings
In space with no boundaries
Paired, though never...

by Karl Constantine FOLKES

added by karlcfolkes
1 day ago

The Love of My Life

The love of my life:
The treasure of poetry
A dream come true
Bearing sacred messages
From the depths of the psyche

The love of my life:
The poets of yesteryear
Now brought back to life
Like Shakespeare, Milton, and Scott
Like Shelley,...

by Karl Constantine FOLKES

added by karlcfolkes
2 days ago

Sober Sensibility

As we approach the close of our earthly lives, a modicum of wisdom can be obtained when we come to the realization of an ironic and sober sensibility, when we come to the recognition that our earthly achievements, accomplishments, and successes— and...

by Karl Constantine FOLKES

added by karlcfolkes
2 days ago

A Poet is Messenger

Words as a kernel
The proverbs of poetry
As a healing balm
As cures for our deceptions
Our wounds and our injuries

As a mustard seed
Feeble and frail to begin
That needs nurturing
With tender loving kindness
Blooming majestically

...

by Karl Constantine FOLKES

added by karlcfolkes
3 days ago

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Faithfully serving as Elder at my local church where my wife serves as Music Director.

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Who wrote the poem "A Dream Within A Dream"?
  • A. Percy Bysshe Shelley
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