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Poems by Subject by Bonnie J. Manion

The published poetry of Bonnie J. Manion:

Poems on NATURE

A Land Before Time -- A Very Brief History of Time --
After the Storm -- Autumn Immolation --
Baby Bunnies -- Birth of A Rose --
Breath of Spring -- Butterfly Under Glass --
Diversity From Mystery -- Driving to Clifden --
Erin Summer -- Evening On Sugar Creek --
Eye of The Sea -- Fairy Arbor --
From A Lake Michigan Bluff -- Gifts of the Rain --
Grandma's Garden -- Green Grow the Mountains --
Hale'lea * -- Harvest Time --
Illinois Prairie -- In Retreat --
Indelible Imprint -- Inexorable Flow --
Ireland in Summer -- Irish Solstice --
Leprechanna -- March of the Clouds --
Miracle of Miracles -- Nama’ ko’lama --
Niagara Falls -- Night Rain --
On A Hope and a Wing -- One tempestuous spring day --
Out of the Storm -- Outside My Door --
Primeval Journey -- Quiddling With the Wind --
Rain at Noon -- Recipe for a Universe --
Red Grows the Sumac -- River Forest --
Sailing the Ocean Air -- Saint Mary's Woods --
Seasons -- September --
Spring Snow Shower -- Stars ( a haiku) --
Storm Clouds -- The Grass --
The Hunt -- The Iowa River at Floodstage --
The Miracle of Spring -- The Peace of the Wildwood --
The Retreat -- The Sea --
The Silver Maple -- The Starrie Night --
Waves of the Ocean -- Whispering Wind --
Wildflowers of the Midwest -- Yesterday's Snow --

Poems on RELATIONSHIPS

A Daughter -- A Daughter, A Son --
A Red Blouse -- A Son --
Affectionately Yours -- At The Beginning --
Baby Love -- Beside Lake Estes --
Binary Stars -- Break of Day --
Brown Eyes -- Chosen Child --
Chrissie's Garden -- Dad's Hat --
Embers -- Embers (version I) --
Fingers (a cinquain) -- First Time, Last Time --
Flown Away -- Forgiveness --
Haikus of Black And White Magic -- Hands --
Harmony (a haiku) -- In Praise of A Mother --
Intersections -- Into Me See --
Letting Loose -- Letting Loose I --
Losing Innocence -- Lost Innocence II --
More Real Than Photos -- Mother's Arms --
My Love -- On Burkas --
Our 44th Anniversary -- Our First Thousand Days --
Our Pride and Joy -- Our Spiritual Divorce --
Playground Misery -- Postscript: The Victim --
September Song -- Spending on Sega --
Suspended -- The Canvas of My Life --
The Day Trixie Died -- The Gift --
The Issue -- The Marriage Haiku --
The Party -- The Visitor --
The Wall You Built -- Tossed Salad --
Twilight on Nine Ten -- When I Was Mother --
You -- Your Irish Sweater --

SPIRITUAL Poems

A Candlewick -- A Night Like This --
A Son Of Man -- Afternoon Chapel Glow --
Be All My Good -- Call to Prayer --
Christ In Me -- Come --
Did You Find Jesus -- Didn't He Say... --
Fields of Praise -- Gifts And Grace --
Going to the Mountain -- Graced --
His Agony -- La Face de Jesus --
Life Without -- Lord, Have I Thee Betrayed? --
Love -- Love For Love --
Miracles -- Mother Teresa's Paradise --
My God -- My Savior's Smile --
New Days -- Oh, Magnolia! --
One In The Spirit -- Our Incomparable God --
Passage -- Plan of the Great I AM --
Rain in the Desert -- Reflections --
Resolutions -- Sacramental Wine --
Show Me -- Son of God, Image of Love --
Such A God -- The Beloved Disciple --
The Donkey -- The Face of Christ --
The Host of Heaven -- The Mystery of God --
The New Jerusalem -- The Passion of Our Creator --
The Prodigal's Brother -- The Virgin's Child --
The World We See -- To Everything A Season --
True Praise -- What I Believe --
What You Are -- With Tenderness Told --
Wonder and Awe -- Worthy the Lamb --
Wrapped Up In Me -- Young Woman Or Man --
Your Call --

INSIGHTFUL Poems

A Late Snow -- A Merciful Heart --
A Near Drowning -- A Place I Go --
A Sum of The Parts -- Adolescence --
An Artist -- An Urban Snapshot --
Arena in the Garden -- Becoming One Today --
Better Days -- Black and White Magic --
Born Again -- Chasing Butterflies --
Coming of Age -- Doing Time --
Equilibrium -- Every Person --
Everyman -- Falling Leaves, Falling Lives --
Fear -- Finding Wings --
Green Is Forever -- Hope --
Interior Journey -- Joy --
Just Out of Sight -- Late Summer Redemption --
Magnolia Mine -- Making Music --
My Dad's Story -- Mystic Bombast --
On the Importance of Wonder -- Pathways --
Poppy Fire -- Rich --
Seeing with My Skin -- Sensing Spirituality --
Some of Life's Mysteries -- Terrazo --
The Trail to Anini Beach -- This Old House --
Twilight Zone -- What I Felt, What I Heard --
Whence This World -- Wide Open Spaces --
Within Prison Walls --

NOSTALGIC Poems

Acrid, The Taste of Rage -- Along Juday Creek --
Amish Shopping -- An Autumn Drive In The Country --
Baby's Love -- Bridal Wreath --
Chocolate Covered Raisins -- Getting Older --
Gillette Memories -- Goodnight Stars, Goodnight Moon --
Growing Up in the Fifties -- Happy The Home --
Hebros -- Hotel du Danube Saint Germaine --
My Childhood -- Ode to Green Mary Janes --
Old Visions of Summer -- One Perfect Day --
Return to Colorado -- Roller Coaster Years --
Seared Memories -- The Carousel --
The City -- The Daily Start of My Ordinary Life --
These Days -- U Tri Pstrosu --

HUMOR

A Horse, Of Course -- Birdsong --
Cats are Carnivores -- Cocoon --
Cornstalk Army -- Fireflies --
Fossilized Fancies -- Grandma and Grumpaw --
Gravitas -- Great Blue Heron --
Haikus of Life and Death -- Here Comes A Train! --
Humankind -- I Thought I Was Dying, But All I Could Hear Was Laughing --
Learned from a Bird Brain -- Lemon (V2) --
Lesson Learned from a Bird-Brain -- Microwave Wisdom --
Mowing -- My Father --
My PC -- Newton's Law --
No Christmas In Our House -- Now That I Am Old --
Ocean Cradle -- Rainsense --
Sale of a 1997 Jaguar -- The Demise of the Winter Coat --
The Lavender Lady of Kilauea -- The Lemon --
The Poet's Toolbox -- Trains of Yore --
What Every Newborn Knows --

MELANCHOLY Poems

A Bridal Shower -- A Mother's Tears --
Aborted Fetuses -- Anger --
Angry at God -- Behind Prison Walls --
Birth Pangs -- Broken --
Christy's Death -- Crime of the Century --
Crystal Butterflies -- Damned --
During Chemo (version I) -- Entering Old Age --
Feeling the Cold -- Fifty Years to the Day --
Forgetting How To Pray -- Half-Standing --
Her Chagrin -- Her Depression --
In This Moment -- Just A Tumbled Rock --
Life Story -- Losing Touch --
Lost -- Lullaby of the Ghetto --
Museum of Wolves -- Night Of My Soul --
Onion Age Haikus -- Pain --
Photo of a Refuge Woman -- Pornography --
Prayer of the Treetops -- Remembering The Flood --
Resurrection -- Seen on a Picture-Perfect Midwest Day --
Self Loathing -- Shutting Down --
Snow Day -- Soulstain --
The Drumbeat -- The Heavy Heart --
The Sentencing Hearing -- The Woof And The Warp --
Two Weeks In -- Two Weeks In (version II) --
Unmoved -- Unmoved II --
What Did Shane See? --

 

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Poem of the Month

  • October - 2019
  • "Rich"