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Includes new and original poems by Willow Firesong and BarleySinger, to be joined by poems of all kinds collected from the web and other sources.  Please feel free to share any poetry you would like to see added to this collection!

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~ Index by Title ~
~ Index by Author ~
~ Index by First Line ~
Credits

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Poems of Nature and Philosophy

The Elements of Balance
by Willow Firesong

The Elements of Ritual
by Willow Firesong

The I Am of the Ages
the circle of the ages
by Willow Firesong

Namaste
by Willow Firesong

Stillness in Motion
by Willow Firesong

The Way of the Tao
by Willow Firesong



Poems of Personal Insight

Answers Seeking
by Willow Firesong

You Were Like Me
by Willow Firesong

Where Does Pain Lie Within Me?
by Willow Firesong



Poems of Pain and Recovery

Damascus People
by Willow Firesong

Do Not Call Us Paranoid
by Willow Firesong

The Hounds of Will
for my father, when I was 11
by Willow Firesong

He Came to You
by Willow Firesong

Lacks
perspectives on
wants and needs
by Willow Firesong

Language of the Heart and Mind
by Willow Firesong

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep
an intense personal account of the nightmare of sexual violence
by Willow Firesong

Old Man, Feel Fear
for my father, when I grew up
by Willow Firesong

The Valentine's Day Massacre of Innocence
an intense personal account of sexual assault
by Willow Firesong



Poems of Grief and Loss

For My Sister
on the loss of her husband
by Willow Firesong

Illusion of Choice
some choices have no positive side
by Willow Firesong



Poems of War and Politics

Propaganda War
the war of words - or the words of war?
by Willow Firesong

A Sonnet
by Willow Firesong

Refugee
by Willow Firesong



Poems of Social Commentary

Advice to a Father
on the gender war ­ some choices are clear
by Willow Firesong

Dreamers Awake!
by Willow Firesong

When I Am Old
by Willow Firesong

Virus Builders
by Willow Firesong



Poems of Love and Friendship

Another Kind of Love
by Willow Firesong

Beautiful
for my husband
by Willow Firesong

Child of Beauty
by Willow Firesong

Delicacy
for sheer joy of it
by Willow Firesong

Liesa
by Willow Firesong

The Minstrel's Sleeves
by Willow Firesong

Joy is the Treasure of Your Eyes
for my daughter
by Willow Firesong

Thinking of You
distance becomes irrelevant
by Willow Firesong



Humorous Poems

Nerds Are Nifty
balm for the injured
by Willow Firesong

Split (Photon)
by Willow Firesong



Poems for Love of Words

Etherial Dreams
by BarleySinger

Lady of Ice and Lord of Fire
for a gracious lady and her consort
by Willow Firesong

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