now is not the time to open open that great door again not the time to be more tolerant not the time to play to win
now is not the time for justice evolution mercy choices not the time to pet the puppies yipping with pathetic voices
now is not the time for kindness not the time for compromise not the time for loving blindness not the time to close my eyes
now for one too many people not that i have gained no good heart has sown but flesh is reaping tears to mind and wasted blood
now my inner wolf seeks equals only those whose chords can howl deadly whether lone or social defending young or on the prowl
tell me not that you would die upon the spines of my displeasure live for me and for you will i cherish each cell as if a treasure
put me not inside a cage but roam with me through snow and sun be by my side or breathe my dust for i shall bleed again for none
Niki Lasher Artist, Writer, and Webmatron http://www.kthulah.com
Poetry at the library Islands' Sounder
As part of the Library's Black History Month events, they are partnering with the African-American Writers' Alliance to bring three leading poets from the Seattle ...
UA Poetry Center part of national coalition that received $1M grant Arizona Daily Star
The UA's Poetry Center was part of a national alliance awarded a $1 million grant that will help pay for programs, administration costs and fellowships for the ...
Poetry gatherings in metro area let you go out with your inner self Golden Transcript
epression and struggling with her identity put a roadblock in Sophia Manion's passion for poetry, but when she walked into Blush and Blu, an LGBTQ bar on ...
Culture Report: Poetry in a Time of Endless War Voice of San Diego
Jennifer Minniti-Shippey on her new book, teaching craft to youth and what it means to write in America right now. Julia Dixon Evans · 1 min ago. Jennifer ...
Czechs go global with poetry social network Radio Prague
A free global network for poets and poetry lovers, developed in the Czech Republic, has recently been launched in the United States. Called Poetizer, it allows ...
How poetry let James Cagney reckon with a discovery that upended him San Francisco Chronicle
Last fall, J.K. Fowler, the founder of the small Oakland publisher Nomadic Press, rifled through the press' upcoming catalog of works during an interview with The ...
Aiming to change people's lives through his poetry News24
A LOCAL poet from the Makhabeleni area, Ntobeko Makhaye (16), known as Dapoet, scooped a prestigious award at a poetry competition recently.
Ipswich library to hold poetry programs The Local Ne.ws
Carla Panciera workshp: Author and poet Carla Panciera of Rowley to lead poetry free classes in March and April. Hosted by Ipswich Public Library.
Bizarre plants delightfully come to life in 'Atlas of Botanic Poetry' Mother Nature Network
When most people think of an atlas, they probably call to mind images of a hefty tome almost too large to lift. And when they think of a book about botanical ...
Not just a fluke: Wednesday Night Poetry celebrates 30 years Arkansas Times
Wednesday Night Poetry celebrated its 30th anniversary on Feb. 6, commemorating 1567 consecutive Wednesdays of weekly poetry readings since it began as ...
Hopewell Junction's Raphael Kosek named Dutchess County 2019 Poet Laureate Poughkeepsie Journal
Raphael Kosek of Hopewell Junction was appointed by Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro as the county's 2019 Poet Laureate.
A breakfast inspired by Chinese poetry ecns
A mother's eye-catching breakfast made with vegetables, bread and fruit for her 13-year-old daughter is helping her child learn about Chinese classical poetry in ...
MSA host poetry slam and open mic UTSA The Paisano
The Lone Star Council (LSC) of Texas seeks to unite Muslim Student Associations (MSA) across Texas by hosting various state-wide events throughout the year.
Students honored for poetry inspired by MLK Jr. PostBulletin.com
The words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. have inspired many through the years. On Saturday, his legacy was on display as eight students from throughout the city ...
This 32-year-old poet (and firefighter) mails poems to strangers without a return address - The Washington Post
This 32-year-old poet (and firefighter) mails poems to strangers without a return address The Washington Post
Prince William County's poet laureate doesn't want people to feel pressure to reply. “Read it. Enjoy it or don't enjoy it.”
42nd Writers Week continues with a strong poetry lineup and thought-provoking novelists - Highlander Newspaper
42nd Writers Week continues with a strong poetry lineup and thought-provoking novelists Highlander Newspaper
From Feb. 11-15, UCR's Department of Creative Writing and the LA Review of Books welcomed award-winning writers from a variety of genres to read their ...
What's poetry doing on a page like this? Plenty CatholicPhilly.com
By Matthew Gambino • Posted February 14, 2019. Poetry is like a joke. If you get it, you enjoy it. If you just don't get it, like a computer joke for your grandmother ...
The Poetry of Psychoanalysis Hyperallergic
Jasmine Gibson's training as a psychoanalyst seems to permeate the organization of her poems' imagery. Jeffrey Grunthaner1 minutes ago · Facebook Tweet ...
A Poetry Prescription For Your Valentine's Day Predicaments WBUR
Looking for a poetry recommendation to help get you through Valentine's Day? Sarah Kay, one of the people behind the Paris Review column Poetry Rx, is here ...
‘The power of poetry comes when we engage other people’ says new Olympia poet laureate - The Olympian
‘The power of poetry comes when we engage other people’ says new Olympia poet laureate The Olympian
The mission of the Olympia Poet Laureate is to connect people to poetry, and that's something Sady Sparks started doing well before she was chosen for the city ...
Poetry Contest accepting submissions | Living | hampshirereview.com Hampshire Review
FORT ASHBY — Poets and would-be poets are invited to submit their original poems in the annual Poetry Contest sponsored by the Hampshire County Arts ...
Poetry sales soar as political millennials search for clarity The Guardian
Record £12m sales last year were driven by younger readers, with experts saying hunger for nuance amid conflict and disaster were fuelling the boom.
The Carrying by Ada Limón review – from the heart, unvarnished The Guardian
I had never read Ada Limón when I dipped into Bright Dead Things and The Carrying (published simultaneously in Britain), but have since discovered that ...
Paul Kelly in tune with poetic high-flyers The Australian
Paul Kelly knows his way around a poem. One of Australias most celebrated and admired songwriters, he has been taking his craft to *fresh* heights in recent ...
Free gala reading kicks off historic black poetry conference Princeton University
"Black Poetry: A Conference" — a historic gathering of 42 poets — will open with a free gala reading Feb. 14 at McCarter Theatre Center's Matthews Theatre.
Reading to celebrate Robert Bly's 60 years of poetry MPR News
Hundreds of people are expected in Minneapolis Monday evening to attend a celebration of the poetry of Robert Bly. Now 92, Bly is credited with reshaping ...
Youth Poetry Slam just the first step in expression soprissun.com
Jo Altmaier spends most of her time at Colorado Mountain College these days, but the Basalt High School senior really found her voice at last year's Poetry ...
How the public domain offers new life to these poetry classics PBS NewsHour
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— / I took the one less traveled by, / And that has made all the difference.” For years, those iconic lines of verse in Robert ...
The rock stars of poetry explain why the art is in demand BBC News
Jay Bernard's teenage poetry was terrible, something the award-winning poet is happy to admit. The 31-year-old south Londoner began writing at school, ...
Jamal Parker, poetry champion and published author at 22 The Philadelphia Tribune
At 22 years old, Florida-native Jamal Parker has published his own book of poetry, become an international slam poetry champion and a resident artist at the ...
Poetry looms large on Carnegie and Kate Greenaway longlists The Bookseller
A number of poetry titles are in the running for this year's CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway awards, with titles about Norse myths, suffragettes, mental health ...
Ann Lauterbach Expands the Possibilities of Poetry Hyperallergic
In an age dominated by literalism and an insistence on facts, what can the imagination summon into words? John YauFebruary 10, 2019 · Facebook Tweet ...
How Mary Oliver's Poetry Helped Us Understand The World wgbh.org
Poet Richard Blanco looks back on the life and work of Mary Oliver, who died at the age of 83 earlier this month.
Writing poetry as a step toward common ground The Christian Century
Jacinta White, a poet in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, started the Word Project as a way to help youth tell their stories through poetry. She conducts workshops ...
51 students to compete in West Virginia Poetry Out Loud state finals Huntington Herald Dispatch
CHARLESTON - Fifty-one students from across West Virginia will recite poems by Rita Dove, Billy Collins, Sara Teasdale, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ...
Poetry slams are helping to revitalise the Basque language The Economist
BEFORE AN AUDIENCE of 500 people on the outskirts of Pamplona, Maialen Lujanbio, the reigning champion of bertsolaritza, the Basque oral tradition of ...
Poetry pharmacy set to open in Shropshire The Guardian
The Emergency Poet, Deborah Alma, plans to dispense literary first aid from a shop in Bishop's Castle.
Calling all poets: A Celebration of Poetry Month Concord Monitor
NewburyCalling all poetsThe Literary Arts Guild of the Center for the Arts, Lake Sunapee Region invites all local poets to submit poems for their upcoming “A ...
Grondwoorde Afrikaans Poetry competition News24
A GRADE 11 Afrikaans First Additional Language speaker at Greytown High School, Abigail van Staden, received honorary mention for two of her three poems ...
English professor receives Whirling Award for poetry book SDSU Collegian
South Dakota State University English Professor Christine Stewart received the 2018 Whirling Prize in Poetry from Etchings Press for her book, “Bluewords ...
Poet accused of insulting government 'must be freed' BBC News
Rights group Amnesty demands the release of a poet detained for insulting the Somaliland government.
Spotify’s Word now streams Audiobooks, Short Stories, poetry and more TechGenYZ
Spotify's newest category 'word' will help you find everything from Audiobooks, Short Stories and Poetry to guided meditation.
N.C. Poet Laureate, N.C. A&T students share poetry with Biscuitville customers in Greensboro - Greensboro News & Record
N.C. Poet Laureate, N.C. A&T students share poetry with Biscuitville customers in Greensboro Greensboro News & Record
A Biscuitville in Greensboro served poetry with breakfast on Monday when N.C. Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green and N.C. A&T students shared their art with ...
Experiencing Northern Michigan: Community Reading Celebrating Poet Mary Oliver at Traverse City's Horizon Books - 9&10 News
Experiencing Northern Michigan: Community Reading Celebrating Poet Mary Oliver at Traverse City's Horizon Books 9&10 News
After Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver passed away last month, at the age of 83, the poetry lovers of Northern Michigan organized a community reading for ...
REVIEW: Poetry Brothel Lupercalia celebrates sexuality, poetry at Middle East Daily Free Press
Light-up shoes, lace, velvet and wings adorned the crowd lined up in front of the Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub in Cambridge Feb. 13. They awaited the ...
Charleston's 'Soul of Poetry' event to combine meditation and spiritual poems - Charleston Post Courier
Charleston's 'Soul of Poetry' event to combine meditation and spiritual poems Charleston Post Courier
Charleston-based poet and writing instructor Matthew Foley is combining his love of meditation and words into a brand new event that will take place on Friday.
Jimmy Cvetic Dies: Local Icon Was A Poet, Retired Detective And Boxing Coach 90.5 WESA
Jimmy Cvetic, a singular Pittsburgh character, has died. Cvetic, a gregarious and gravelly-voiced Pittsburgh native, was a Vietnam veteran, Allegheny County ...
Uncovering a Portland poet The Register-Guard
The Room Upstairs: Uncovering the Life and Poetry of Hazel Hall” will be told through music, dance, lecture and readings in a special presentation next week in ...
The Peninsula's Poetry Door County Pulse
Curated by the Door County Poets Collective. Beginning in January 2019 and continuing in the first week of each month, the Door County Poets Collective will ...
Poetry at Large returns to Oxford for second season Cumberland News Now
OXORD, N.S. – The 4/27 sun bisects the Oxford meridian where earth meets sky. That's where broken bells knelled deep upon mortality with lulled tones.
Poet Who Wrote About Milwaukee's Fair Housing Struggle Named Poet Laureate - Wisconsin Public Radio News
Poet Who Wrote About Milwaukee's Fair Housing Struggle Named Poet Laureate Wisconsin Public Radio News
Peggy Rozga has been named a Wisconsin Poet Laureate, serving as an ambassador for poetry and creativity through her 2020 term.
Poet Laureate to visit Cottage Grove Cottage Grove Sentinel
“I really see writing as a part of something bigger, which is one's calling in the world,” said Kim Stafford, reflecting on the importance of his craft. “That calling will ...
Yodels All Around: An Elko Journal, Part III National Review
At the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada, there is plenty of music around. Indeed, it's as ubiquitous as the poetry.
Land of westlin’ winds: the best Scottish poetry for Burns Night The Guardian
James Naughtie's picks include bashed pillows, sharp stars and sexy spacemen. What are your favourites?
What Charles Bukowski’s Glamorous Displays of Alcoholism Left Out The New York Times
A new collection of the writer's prose and poems, “On Drinking,” makes clear how evasive he was even in his most seemingly honest work. Can Bukowski's view ...
Deltona High students publish book of poetry The West Volusia Beacon
From migrant workers to major-league sports stars, a new book of poetry written by an intensive reading class at Deltona High School pays tribute to all aspects ...
Micromobility: the Prose and Poetry of the Scooter-Faithful WIRED
The shared, electric scooter and bike-based industry has earned its own conference—even as the hype starts to cool.
Black History Month poetry showcase to feature Flint poet, CMU student poets - Central Michigan Life
Black History Month poetry showcase to feature Flint poet, CMU student poets Central Michigan Life
A poetry showcase for Black History Month will feature Flint poet Ernest Mack of "Nobody Big Yet" and Central Michigan University student poets as special ...
Retrospective collection by Robert Bly puts poetry at the center of life Minneapolis Star Tribune
There might be little left to say about Robert Bly, the poet, critic, translator and nonagenarian whose astonishing “Collected Poems” is now available. Ever since ...
Students connect with the incarcerated in poetry course MSUToday
Guillermo Delgado, academic specialist in community and socially engaged arts in RCAH, leads a course at MSU where he and RCAH students venture to local ...
Local high school students to compete in Poetry Out Loud state finals in March - Beckley Register-Herald
Local high school students to compete in Poetry Out Loud state finals in March Beckley Register-Herald
Several local students will recite poems by Rita Dove, Billy Collins, Sara Teasdale, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Carmen Gimenez Smith, Kevin Young and ...
Carroll County student takes first place in regional poetry competition Carroll County Times
The Poetry Out Loud competition held annually encourages students to memorize and perform great poems. Gerstell Academy student Kate Maerten took home ...
Founder of Dead Poets Society is published, posthumously Tribune-Review
PORTLAND, Maine — The late founder of the Dead Poets Society of America can be inducted to the society of fallen bards now that he's now a published poet.
American Life in Poetry: ‘Aquarium, February’ by Liz Ahl The Spokesman-Review
Liz Ahl was once a very talented graduate student in our creative writing program at the University of Nebraska, but she's long since moved on to teach at ...
Yale ‘genius grant’ winner Claudia Rankine to open Sunken Garden Poetry Festival - Hartford Courant - Hartford Courant
Yale ‘genius grant’ winner Claudia Rankine to open Sunken Garden Poetry Festival - Hartford Courant Hartford Courant
Poet Claudia Rankine, the MacArthur Foundation “genius grant” winner who teaches poetry at Yale, will launch the 27th annual Sunken Garden Poetry Festival ...
Poetry readings coming back Quay County Sun
The Gallery Etc. is bringing poetry readings back to Tucumcari after a hiatus of more than three years and invites creative writers to register for a.
OtherWise featured performers for Wednesday Night Poetry Hot Springs Sentinel
OtherWise, a trio of Hot Springs musicians made up of Julie Alexander, Catherine Blakley and Jerry Matlock, will be this week's featured performers for ...
Allama Iqbal to Thomas Piketty: Punjab’s Budget has poetry to match the numbers ThePrint
Reciting couplets has almost become a tradition in Budget speeches as it helps break the monotony of a lengthy text full of statistics.
Love, poetry and pan-Arabism: The broken dream of Balqis and Nizar Middle East Eye
Every year, Arab scholars commemorate the 1981 assassination of Balqis al-Rawi, wife of poet Nizar Qabbani. He stopped writing about love - and the Arab ...
300 Million Poets: Amateur Poetry and Our Imminent Reconnection to the Land Resilience
The “poetry of everyday life” -- amateur poetry written every day by common people; personal reflections written and shared with family and neighbors,
Teachers promise to print book of their poetry motivates Deltona High students - Daytona Beach News-Journal
Teachers promise to print book of their poetry motivates Deltona High students Daytona Beach News-Journal
Ripping the wrapping paper from the packages in front of them, students in Hazel Sparrow's intensive reading class at Deltona High began to grin once they ...
Huckleberries: CdA’s propagator of poetry pens poems that are pure Montana The Spokesman-Review
Roger Dunsmore has spent the six years in his adopted hometown of Coeur d'Alene promoting the work of other poets. Dunsmore?
Using Poetry As Purpose, These Students Are Creating Change In Classrooms Youth Ki Awaaz
Slam Out Loud's Jijivisha Fellowship involves practitioners of art work with children in marginalised communities to build creative expression.
Crawford: Remembering a poet who wrote in the 'vernacular of humanity' Greenville News
Katherine Scott Crawford writes about recently deceased poet Mary Oliver.
Poetry reading event at Marine Lines Verses for a change Mid-Day
The link between poetry and peace is hard to ignore. And it is with this spirit that the World Poetry Movement was launched in 2011 by 37 directors of ...
Nick Cave names his most loved poets Far Out Magazine
Nick Cave has revealed some of his most loved poets while in conversation with his fans. Cave, who was answering questions via his new fan led platform Red ...
Professor Charles Bernstein awarded Yale's 2019 Bollingen Prize for Poetry - Penn: Office of University Communications
Professor Charles Bernstein awarded Yale's 2019 Bollingen Prize for Poetry Penn: Office of University Communications
Charles Bernstein is the 51st poet to be honored with the biennial prize, one of the most prestigious given to American writers. Bernstein's latest collection ...
Hannibal Arts Council announces 2019 NEMO Poetry Recitation Champion Hannibal.net
Logan Markley, a senior at Palmyra High School, was named the 2019 Northeast Missouri Poetry Out Loud Regional Champion at the regional finals held ...
Tom Brady turned to poetry in his latest motivational Instagram post Boston.com
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady shared a poem from Douglas Malloch called "Good Timber." Read more on Boston.com.
ASU acquires Holocaust poetry, artist's miniature book collection Arizona State University
A collection of miniature artist's books and a limited-edition English translation of poetry by a child Holocaust victim are now available for reading and viewing at ...
Poetry By Cher: 'Beto Beats...Blubber Bellied, Bullying, Blowhard' Trump Breitbart
Cher shared a strange poem with her social media followers, fantasizing about Texas Democrat Beto O'Rourke defeating President Trump in the 2020 election.
Submit to the Plainfield poetry anthology The Herald-News
The Plainfield Public Library is celebrating National Poetry Month in April by publishing a poetry anthology.
Poet's personality jumps off pages at publication party Malibu Surfside News
Florence Weinberger steps up to the microphone Feb. 10 at Malibu Jewish Center and Synagogue to recite works from her newest poetry collection, “Ghost ...
James K Baxter: venerated poet's letters about marital rape rock New Zealand The Guardian
Collection of writings just released includes references to rape of then-wife Jackie Sturm, herself an acclaimed poet and author.
Feb. 7, Arts and Entertainment: Poet laureate enjoys first year Vallejo Times Herald
D.L. Lang is the first to agree it is good to be queen. Actually, not quite queen. But poet laureate isn't a bad start. “It's changed my life,” Lang said. “It's changed ...
Local poet Brandon Amico awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Mountain Xpress
Today, the National Endowment for the Arts announced that Brandon Amico is one of 35 poets who will receive an FY 2019 Creative Writing Fellowship of ...
Baylor English Professor and Poet Receives One of New Zealand's Leading National Literary Awards - Baylor University
Baylor English Professor and Poet Receives One of New Zealand's Leading National Literary Awards Baylor University
Grimshaw Sargeson Fellowship will allow Chloe Honum, Ph.D., to research and write during four-month residence at Sargeson Centre in Auckland.
Professor Baruch November Uses Poetry to Showcase Shared Struggles Facing Minorities - Touro College News
Professor Baruch November Uses Poetry to Showcase Shared Struggles Facing Minorities Touro College News
How does Touro Professor Baruch November keep his diverse students engaged while also highlighting shared struggles facing minorities? Hint: It involves ...
Photos: NC Poet Laureate, A&T students read poetry at Biscuitville in Greensboro - Winston-Salem Journal
Photos: NC Poet Laureate, A&T students read poetry at Biscuitville in Greensboro Winston-Salem Journal
A Biscuitville in Greensboro served poetry with breakfast on Monday when N.C. Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green and N.C. A&T students shared their art with ...
Martha's Vineyard News | Poetry Cafe Honors Judith Neeld - The Vineyard Gazette - Martha's Vineyard News
Martha's Vineyard News | Poetry Cafe Honors Judith Neeld The Vineyard Gazette - Martha's Vineyard News
Judith Neeld will be celebrated at the next poetry cafe on Thursday, Feb. 4, with a reading of her poems by her colleagues at the Cleaveland House Poets.
Maryland's 86-Year-Old Poet Laureate Is A Buddhist, Mother, Navy Wife And Lifelong Badass - WAMU 88.5
Maryland's 86-Year-Old Poet Laureate Is A Buddhist, Mother, Navy Wife And Lifelong Badass WAMU 88.5
Grace Cavalieri sees herself as a protector of language's beauty in dark times. She became Maryland's poet laureate in December.
Valentino brings poetry to Paris with feast of flowers Reuters
PARIS (Reuters) - Italian fashion label Valentino created a dreamlike ode to spring on the catwalk in Paris on Wednesday, as models appeared to float down the ...
President pays tribute to poet Padraic Fiacc, who has died aged 94 The Irish Times
Gerald Dawe salutes a gifted but troubled Troubles poet.
‘The Poetry of Jazz,’ redux. U.S. Poet Laureate’s posthumous poetry jazz mashup now in Vol. 2 - Fresno Bee
‘The Poetry of Jazz,’ redux. U.S. Poet Laureate’s posthumous poetry jazz mashup now in Vol. 2 Fresno Bee
'The Poetry of Jazz Volume Two” is the second posthumous release from the late U.S. Poet Laureate Philip Levine and Fresno jazz composer Benjamin Boone.
Georgia Poetry Circuit Stops by Savannah State Tiger's Roar
The Georgia Poetry Circuit's (GPC) selected poet made his way to Savannah State University on Friday, Feb. 8. Decorated Poet Adrian Matejka read some of his ...
Theatre 18.02.2019 Astana to enjoy Poetry in Music concert Астана
The Astana Opera's excellent instrumentalists will present to the audience a masterful solo and ensemble performance of classical music of various styles and ...
Davis Arts Center poetry series features ‘ladies of the knight’ Daily Democrat
This February the Davis Arts Center Poetry Series program will feature Poetry Overturned – Ladies of the Knight as well as an open mic. The free reading is ...
Ohio poet laureate Dave Lucas among readers at Lorain's Speak of the Devil Chronicle Telegram
Dianne Borsenik, left, John Burroughs, and Ohio Poet Laureate Dave Lucas mingle Thursday at poetry night at Speak of the Devil in Lorain. STEVE MANHEIM / ...
Poet Maurice Manning: A Voice in the Wilderness Garden & Gun Magazine
While at work on his most recent collection, One Man's Dark, the poet Maurice Manning began to have vivid dreams. In one, he traveled to the Eastern Kentucky ...
An Old Wood Pile [a poem with notes]
Old skin, once held tight Against her skeleton- Rose no more, just draped Loosely over unpadded flesh; Un-tightened muscles, and tissue, Lost its courage, no-fortitude-, Gone are the days and years That stood against the Indomitable elements; The skeleton, now a landmark Hidden under flesh and blood Guts and moral fiber, backbone? Collapsed from drudgery Time, time: cascading inside-. Bones now leaving impressions Accepting fate Like tarnished silver!.
Article on Poetry and Two Poems
Writing Poetry for TomorrowWhat does a man need to be a poet, or tomorrow's literary giant? Questions many a student has asked, from Harvard all the way to the community college in one's hometown. What is the answer? Well, I can give you mine, and I'm sure if you asked a hundred writers, or a hundred scholars, you'd get two hundred different answers.
A Dose of Laughter
I'm not well. Can't you tell? Kinda low, so, give me a dose of laughter.
Lamenting Poetic Moods [six Poems]
Advance: in Mr. Siluk's poetry one finds symbolist values, sensuous impressions; verbal magic and even childish jingles; at times the popular 8-syllable verse (ballad metre).
Storm Rising along the Lima Coast
Storm Rising along the Lima Coast [Summer of 2002]?wind was blowing furiously It never left for a moment Bursts of fury I found it difficult to keep My feet placed, thus, I clung to my knees For one blissful moment I could not now disguise it From myself Some subtle feeling Manifested itself Then the current drew Sharply away from me With her mystery-Back out into the open sea Yet-, still it roared back at me! It was an expressed release It made my head swim I noticed it kept-step With my exultation!?#761 7/14/2005Notes: There are mysteries to the sea, at times it seems as to have its own mind, its own character; as if nature was plugged into all that exist. Earth itself being an entity with its own lively soul.
Three Love Poems [all wicked]
Advance: Mr. Dennis Siluk's poetry can have its fire-hearted twists: as with 'Lovers'.
Life is a Fantasy
LIFE IS A FANTASY!A pink-eyed rabbit, fuzzy whiteHops in bedrooms filled with frightA child of six with much to knowHer father's basest feelings showShe knows of LOVE, only through himHe satisfies his every whimHe leaves, she wipes himfrom her chin!Her mother NEEDS to see the bestHe answered her God requestTo have a roof to comfort bringA yard where all the birdies singTell me how she could really knowWhat source for learning could she go?Her mother regularly beaten if not worseThe cycle of violence - a woman's curseConflicting visions, dependenciesOne can endure many idiosyncrasiesShe could not make him defendant beDenial, avoidance? she disbelievesThe rabbit hides beneath tall trees.At thirteen a step-grandfatha'Finds a well-trained girl that oughta'Do what powerful men requestNever knowing what is bestAnd run away she does at lastFreedom can be such a 'blast'A rabbit's foot upon a chainThe FANTASY her 'safe' domainHow long in life must it remain?To protect her from these menWho always for her lips, do 'yen'A state trooper in Tennessee Like every other man does see Her lips so full and luscious red Through the bars, not in a bed.
Poetry "Reborn" Emerges In Thriller Mystery Novel
Since Mohamed Ali-then Cassius Clay-announced that he had written "The world's shortest poem," I have known that I would be a poet. "ME? WHEE!" His triumphant proclamation evoking shivers within my troubled teenaged identity, for I reasoned in rhyme.
It's dark, it's cold, its' just six thirty,thoughts of sleep still dull my brain,As I huddle down, inside my coat,a commuter clone, just waiting for a train.Insidious rain, just drizzling down,through weak light of creeping dawn,Paper sandwich bags and old coffee cups,blowing past, look so forlorn.
The Art of Receiving Poetic Critique
You can show your poem to your mom, your spouse, your co-workers, or your friends, but you might not get the responses that you can suck up into your little writing fingers to use in an effort to refine your craft. What does it really mean when someone who cares about you, but not for poetry says, "Wow, this is great.
Publishing Your Poetry
If you are serious about seeing your work published by reputable publishers, there are a few points you should consider. Firstly and most obviously, you need to determine if you have poetry worth publishing.
The Valley Of Pain
We were exiled from the Garden of Eden. Its sinless wonders nevermore to regain.
Three Sweet Poems, and Two Not So Sweet [now in: SPANISH and English]
1) End PoemWherever you are today- Is where you were meant to be; It's where God, dotted the 'i' and the 't'?!2) God's AngelsGod asked his angels: "Why do you look so sad?" Responded one angel: "Sir, we can't find the shade."3) An Empty SpaceOut of wisdom one will wait, travel far for love; the thirst will not kill them.
Review Of Stephen B. Wileys First Book Of Poetry: HERO ISLAND
Poet Stephen B. Wiley's first book of poetry, Hero Island, reflects tender snapshots and reminiscent overviews of various stages of his life as a youngster working on a farm in New Jersey, summer vacations spent with his family in Northern Vermont, and his positive stance on life.
Im Sorry Mom! A Mothers Day Poem
Mother's Day Poetry,I'm Sorry Mom!I'm sorry for the troubles And the worries I brought you. I'm sorry for my mistakes, I didn't mean to make you blue.
You Lost Your Last Gamble and Me
I will never think twice nor will I roll the dice When it comes to my life I will take my Grannio's adviceYou play the hand you're dealt when it comes to who will be your Dad - But if you bluff about a card's face value for too many years you forget you had - No Aces or King of Hearts in your original deck - But rather a worthless Joker-So Wild and Mad..
Grandpas House & From Iraq with Love [Two Poems]
Grandpa's House [The ole Real House]The house needed painting Sun-blistered and flaking Grandpa started to have us Boys-Mike and I- start Doing some scraping-While he, pealed off the ole Paint, and started painting?Just a humble wooden house With several rooms, but Strong enough to keep the Winds and winter snows out, How he loved that ole house!..
JOINEDHeart beat of man pounding - yet unheard joined becomes the beat of a nation.Words of man written - yet unread joined becomes a proclamation.
The Plane from Iquitos [1959-Part One]
Iquitos & the Amazon Part OneIt was December 2, l959, I was sitting on a small prop-plane leaving Iquitos, Peru for a trip down the Amazon toward the opening, the mouth of the mighty Amazon,--to Manaus. As we flew low one could see the waters of the Amazon, the city always impressed me, but more from this birds-eye view, you could see the mighty river in its squid like form, with all it tentacles [contributories: waters linking to the river].
Azra, Azra, Wake up Azra. Wake up Azra, It is time to go.
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