I never thought I would have to say GOODBYE to my best friend? But that's what I had to do today I had to let go of her forever -
There was no other way For me to face reality Or pretend to be okay I had no concept -
Of how hard it would be To actually let go Of this huge part of me? Not tomorrow or ever -
Will my life be the same Without my Grannio here Life seems to be a game - Of chance and questions?
Questions that never end And have no answers That can begin to mend The gaping hole inside of me
Nor come close to healing My heart and soul that Seem to be feeling Lost, numb and empty-
Completely hollow? Like I have nobody left To really follow - Through life with respect
She was so much more Than my Grandmother I knew that before She left this earth
And I told her so More than once or twice Because she had to know Just how very special -
And truly blessed I felt to have her as my friend She was the best Without a doubt -
My Grannio gave me More than anybody Will ever really see? It was an unspoken -
Kind of love That came with no conditions And went far above The normal caring
And average support For a grandchild - Or family of any sort She gave more of herself
To me than anyone In my life ever will Nobody could have done What she did for me
With so much devotion, Absolute honesty And true emotion? Her loyalty was -
Sincerely undying I realize so much Now that I'm crying - And wishing that
I had just one more day To spend holding her hand And trying to take away Her fears and her pain -
That took over her Body and her mind Like never before? In our lives -
I would have sincerely Given 20 years of my life To have her merely Be here tomorrow -
I cannot explain The way I feel today Or how much I pain Is inside of me -
That will never go away No matter how much time passes I know this ache will stay With me forever?
Just as her special touch Will always be with me And mean so very much - To me and my son?
Jakob Thomas Her "BabyDoll" And I promise To never forget -
What she would have done If she was still here For him - her only one Great-grandchild?
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Poetry submissions sought for 4th annual PoemVillage | News, Sports, Jobs - The Adirondack Daily Enterprise
Poetry submissions sought for 4th annual PoemVillage | News, Sports, Jobs The Adirondack Daily Enterprise
SARANAC LAKE â The community will come together to celebrate poetry for the fourth year, and the Adirondack Center for Writing wants your poems. Love.
Clark County students invited to submit poetry for C-Tran buses The Columbian
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ALAS to host slam poetry open mic night with WU-SLam Student Life
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Fresh poetry, music coming to Greenville | Arts & Entertainment ECU The East Carolinian
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Poetry at the library Islands' Sounder
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Bremerton seeks its first poet laureate Kitsap Sun
The city's designated poet will write original works highlighting the city.
Hip-hop artist Watsky bridges music, poetry on tour stop Feb. 28 at Palladium Worcester Telegram
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What Charles Bukowskiâs Glamorous Displays of Alcoholism Left Out The New York Times
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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 ...
Demand for poetry books soars â thanks to Instagram Telegraph India
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Why wasnât Poetry Please in the Radio Timesâs top 30 greatest radio shows of all time? - Spectator.co.uk
Why wasnât Poetry Please in the Radio Timesâs top 30 greatest radio shows of all time? Spectator.co.uk
With the upsurge of listeners to Classic FM (now boasted to be 5.6 million listeners each week) and the imminent launch of a new commercial station, ScalaâŠ
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Yukta Bajracharya's work aligns itself with contemporary forms of poetryâfrom ones filled with angst and romance to others that connect with the tribulations and ...
'Roving on a winter night' music and poetry concert River Falls Journal
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Culture Report: Poetry in a Time of Endless War Voice of San Diego
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Craig Morgan Teicher Reads Forrest Gander The New Yorker
Craig Morgan Teicher joins Kevin Young to read and discuss Forrest Gander's poem âSon,â and his own poem âSon.â
Generation next: the rise â and rise â of the new poets The Guardian
With soaring sales and a younger, broader audience, poetry is on a high. What is behind the boom? Plus the *fresh* voices to read now.
Czechs go global with poetry social network Radio Prague
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Spoken word poetry raises student voice, literacy and confidence Education Dive
From poetry slam competitions to in-class recitations, educators are using the medium to engage students in learning with topics they're passionate about.
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 ...
Wolverhampton Literature Festival review: John Cooper-Clark treats fans to evening of quick-fire poetry - with pictures - expressandstar.com
Wolverhampton Literature Festival review: John Cooper-Clark treats fans to evening of quick-fire poetry - with pictures expressandstar.com
Devoted fans hung on his every word as performance poet John Cooper Clarke regaled a packed Bilston Town Hall with anecdotes and quick-fire poetry.
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. âRead it. Enjoy it or don't enjoy it.â
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 ...
STEFANI DIAS: Resilient local poetry-inspired art series returns The Bakersfield Californian
Resilience comes in many forms. It can be the prisoner coping with isolation, the artist struggling to stay inspired or the student to stay on track and succeed no ...
CORE Winery to host Los Angeles and Santa Maria poets | Art Santa Maria Sun
CORE Winery's Second Saturday poetry series will feature Los Angeles poet Laurel Ann Bogen as well as Santa Maria poet Dorothy âDotâ...
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 ...
Carol Heuchan to perform at Gloucester Rotary's Bush Poetry at the Saleyards 2019 - Gloucester Advocate
Carol Heuchan to perform at Gloucester Rotary's Bush Poetry at the Saleyards 2019 Gloucester Advocate
Carol Heuchan joins the line up for the 2019 Bush Poetry at the Saleyards.
Poetry Out Loud Weekly Alibi
Unlike slam poetry, Poetry Out Loud asks students to select existing works from an anthology of 900 poems edited by The Poetry Foundation. The focus of the ...
The Poetry of Psychoanalysis Hyperallergic
Jasmine Gibson's training as a psychoanalyst seems to permeate the organization of her poems' imagery. Jeffrey Grunthaner2 days ago Â· Facebook Tweet ...
Pace: What Mary Oliver's poetry taught me Covington News
On Jan. 17 I lost a dear friend. Mary Oliver wasn't someone I knew personally, and I didn't even get the chance to hear her in person. But she's accompanied me ...
UOG professor releases book of tanka poetry Marianas Variety
MANGILAO, Guam (Press Release) â The classic Japanese poetry of a professor at the University of Guam's School of Education has been published by ...
CIDR Poetry Slam BLC News & Events
The Center for Intercultural Development and Resources (C.I.D.R.) presents a Poetry/Spoken Word Slam in The Lab coffee shop (in Luther Hall 105) as part of ...
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.
Free gala reading kicks off historic black poetry conference Princeton University
"Black Poetry: A Conference" â a historic gathering of 42 poets â will open with a free gala reading Feb. 14 at McCarter Theatre Center's Matthews Theatre.
The rock stars of poetry explain why the art is in demand BBC News
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Ann Linda Namuddu: On her poetic metaphors of love Independent
Ann Linda Namuddu Mubeezi is a promising poet with an artistic streak who loves to write about love. In a space of two years, between 2012 and 2014, the ...
Nepal celebrates International Mother Language Day with a poetry festival The Kathmandu Post
Nepal Academy organised a poetry event to observe International Mother Language Day in Kathmandu on Thursday. The festival featured poets from various ...
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 ...
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.
MSU's writer-in-residence brings award-winning poetry to campus Mississippi State Newsroom
Member of the Mvskoke (Creek) Nation, award-winning poet and musician Joy Harjo will present a public reading Feb. 27 at Mississippi State University.
Six Missoula students advance to state poetry competition The Missoulian
Students from Missoula-area schools recited the works of poets including Stephen Crane, Maya Angelou and Brenda CĂĄrdenas during a regional poetry ...
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 âA ...
In 'Kill Class,' A Poet Aims To Map The Distance Between Perspectives NPR
At her best, Nomi Stone is able to make an anthropological excavation into something beautiful and haunting, laced with double meanings. But at times she ...
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 ...
Boog City Celebrates St. Patrick's Day with U2's Boy Live and Irish Poetry Broadway World
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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
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Events promoting Vietnamese literature, poetry conclude | Vietnam+ http://en.vietnamplus.vn/
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Students put 'truth' on display at Poetry Slam in Hammond Chicago Tribune
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Skeen reflects on establishing poetry center MSUToday
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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 ...
Ghosts, poetry and tragedy inspired by Noh theater at Windward CC UH System Current News
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Poets team up for new single | Entertainment Jamaica Star Online
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Greek Poet Titos Patrikios To Be Feted in London Greek Reporter
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The Peninsula's Poetry Door County Pulse
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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.
Land of westlinâ 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?
Deltona High students publish book of poetry The West Volusia Beacon
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Music, poetry at Yellow Barn Brattleboro Reformer
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Mangion Celebration to feature poet Catherine Barnett Seacoastonline.com
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Honor black history with Saturday's sweet potato pie cook-off and poetry event muskogeenow.com
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POET Technologies Establishes Photonics Design Capabilities in Ottawa GlobeNewswire
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Micromobility: the Prose and Poetry of the Scooter-Faithful WIRED
The shared, electric scooter and bike-based industry has earned its own conferenceâeven as the hype starts to cool.
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 ...
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.
Incarcerated girls are letting their voices soar with poetry. And it's powerful Courier Journal
Project Uncaged is an arts-based, trauma-informed program that aims to amplify young women's stories at Louisville Metro Youth Detention Services.
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 ...
Award-winning poet Oliver de la Paz will be next reader in UMF Visiting Writers Series - Daily Bulldog
Award-winning poet Oliver de la Paz will be next reader in UMF Visiting Writers Series Daily Bulldog
FARMINGTON - The University of Maine at Farmington's celebrated Visiting Writers Series presents award-winning poet, Oliver de la Paz, as the popular ...
Carroll County student takes first place in regional poetry competition Carroll County Times
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American Life in Poetry: âAquarium, Februaryâ 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 ...
Irish poet Annemarie NĂ ChurreĂĄin to read from award-winning debut collection taosnews
In the six stanzas comprising "Six Ways to Wash Your Hands (Ayliffe 1978)," Irish poet Annemarie NĂ ChurreĂĄin heartbreakingly recounts one of the darkest ...
300 Million Poets: Amateur Poetry and Our Imminent Reconnection to the Land Resilience
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TRAHC hosting poetry workshops Texarkana Gazette
The Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council hosts Papers & Poetry workshops starting today and running monthly through May.
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 ...
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 ...
Love, poetry and pan-Arabism: The broken dream of Balqis and Nizar Middle East Eye
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Huckleberries: CdAâs 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?
Poetry Out Loud Recitation Contest at Bookworks, Albuquerque Weekly Alibi
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Crawford: Remembering a poet who wrote in the 'vernacular of humanity' Greenville News
Katherine Scott Crawford writes about recently deceased poet Mary Oliver.
Black Affairs Association sponsors The Poetry Cafe easttennessean.com
On Feb. 19, ETSU's Black Affairs Association sponsored âThe Poetry CafĂ©,â in association with February's Black History Month events. The evening focused on ...
Hebrew Poetry of Muslim Spain is Topic of 2019 Carleton Forkosh Family Judaic Studies Lecture - Carleton College News
Hebrew Poetry of Muslim Spain is Topic of 2019 Carleton Forkosh Family Judaic Studies Lecture Carleton College News
Poet and Hebrew translator Peter Cole will present Carleton's 2019 Forkosh Family Lecture in Judaic Studies on Monday, Feb. 18, from 8-9 p.m. in Leighton Hall ...
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
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Tom Brady turned to poetry in his latest motivational Instagram post Boston.com
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Trinidad Blue | Poetry North Coast Journal
Quiet hamlet, I call home. Cirrus skyscape With abundance Of blue. Redwood friends Confiding to me, Their silent stories Of a century or more. Beaches...
Cinema International Presents Story of Chilean Politician and Poet WKMS
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An Interview with Poet Thom Caraway Spokane Public Radio
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ASU acquires Holocaust poetry, artist's miniature book collection Arizona State University
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Somaliland: Free Poet Detained for Critical Poems Human Rights Watch
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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.
Nikita Gill's "Your Heart Is The Sea" is not unlike a treasure hunt Creative Loafing Tampa
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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.
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. âIt's changed my life,â Lang said. âIt's changed ...
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.
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.
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.
Local poet Brandon Amico awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Mountain Xpress
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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 ...
In Poetry: Meaning of Words [And ...Rocket-belt]
In Poetry: Meaning of WordsWhen I write poetry, I check out the meaning of words for too often they sound the same, but once written, and if spelled wrong, in consequence, give a complete different meaning of what I had intended; this I call a moment of damage control. If my rhyme is flat, and my cadence is off, so what, I can survive, as long as the meaning of my words are not; and are as I meant them to be.
The Gaul of La Laguna de Paca
Part OneI tell you a legend of long ago Of the sunken city of La Laguna de Paca, (Where I had met a lingering ghost) Within this region of Huancayo--Peru; Truth lies, but only the soul knows.Part TwoSo the legend goes, of long ago: During the rising of the full moon The Mermaid of La Laguna de Paca, appears And to the nearby towns folks, she echoes.
Memoirs of a Wastelands Rim [a Poem: now in Spanish and English]
Memoirs of a Wasteland's RimIt still was light when she paused at the wasteland's rim- Over, the rim rest like a sleeping brute, a wooden frame Adjacent to the blue where early stars hung like oil lamps Hanging from old beams and shade?the wooden frame Her footing caught the beams, as she had fallen onto it Alone, she watched the forenoon, climbing around her A drifter woman, marked by life, and slanting dreams With appearance of hurt and molded muscle on her face Her figure etched against the wooden frame, She tried to jump, and lost her balance, hanging like a bird Now sipping the gloom in the ledge and shattered hopes She yielded before the sluggish advance of sunset Blood dripped, with her dying darkness And a crimson moon hurled a flame across The shadowy clouds, burning throughout the sky The tormented sky above her?Crossing the valley's floor her eye gripped it Rocky images, highest points Thrusting herself up boldly from to the ledge The painted morning blushed over the rim Her brows and nose, face against the granite stone Massive injuries was taking form, Her silhouette floating so indolently across the sun It was too great a task-to die alone?she wished now She had not jumped?a thousand feet below, yet to go. Too much for any woman in a lost world Out of the weak wood her mind had peace; She knew soon it would all be over-alas Mute and protesting against life's uselessness A narrow path lay below her slender body Between death and attainment, a careless foot The rocks beneath her weakening, she plunged Plunged to her death, in the carving hands of the valley Thinking of it, as she fell, thinking with a smiled, Saying, looking up-dead before her echoes: 'Time is short?time is short?time is short!' When they found her, her face was unafraid of falling.
How to Write Bad Poetry
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."--Oscar WildePeople write poetry for a plethora of reasons, but this article has a sharpened arrowhead aimed directly at the fingertips of amateur poets who wish to be published yet refuse to learn the attributes of a well-crafted poem.
Truth is stranger than fiction according to many people who have seen what happens around me and to them, on many occasions. Sometimes I have had others affect me in the same way.
Poetry in a Nutshell
Poetry is more than just rhyming and prose that is in meters and verse. It is an art form.
Three Poems and Paradise Lost [One for Hell, One for Heaven one for an Inca King]
The Torrents of HellHell's furnace- Likened to a chimney Vomits her torrents Of flames- Into the air Through earths crust And the earth's trembles-!Agitated, she projects A thick curtain of smoke To heat the feet of those Who provoke her every wish. Like molten iron She waits for the soul(the moment) Then molds, into her enclosure Human serpents? Out of savage flesh!No storm, no struggle No eruption, no typhoon, Just a terrible phenomenon, Hell is capable of producing; And upon death, Back into the Abyss They melt!.
Azra, Azra, Wake up Azra. Wake up Azra, It is time to go.
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..
Way of Life: Rhymes of the Inca [four poems: see in Spanish and English NOW!]
Way of Life: Rhymes of the IncaPizarro (Spanish conquistador ((1525))The blind follow the blind The dumb follow the fool But the cleaver, like 'Pizarro,' (who could not read or write) Followed human-nature? And ruled the Inca world!Thus, Atahualpa was Beheaded out of pride and Indolence-: one might say, And ignorance ruled? .Note: don Francisco Pizarro #689 5/27/05Cepeda the Sly [Lima, Perú-l546 AD]Cepeda the Sly-, judge With two sides; one false, One pride-both mixed with lies.
Two Poems, with Figurative Language
Says Mr. Dennis Siluk, when asked to review his poetry somewhat, for he hesitates all the time when I ask him to so; I can tell you.
Shakespeares Sonnet XVIII, Shall I Compare Thee to a Summers Day?
Shakespeare's sonnets require time and effort to appreciate. Understanding the numerous meanings of the lines, the crisply made references, the brilliance of the images, and the complexity of the sound, rhythm and structure of the verse demands attention and experience.
Take some time to stop and look at nature. Pick up a rock or two and think about where it might have started out and what it might have gone through to end up where you found it.
A World That Doesnt Care
War bombs may explode demolishing man and land. Hurricanes may devastate and leave us entirely bare.
Growing hurts sometimes; saying goodbye to friends, to things you've known and done to things you wanted to do. Growing heals sometimes the shattered dreams and hopes of a life you once knew leading you to a new knowledge of yourself.
Four Poems: Grendels Nature...the Racetrack...Counting days...[Now in English and Spanish]
English Version1) Grendel's DivorceYou must know that I do not hateAnd that I hate you, Because everything dead has twoSides; A sound is one arm of the quiet, Ice has its warm half.I hate you in order to start hating you To begin life again And never to stop hating you: That is why I do not hate you yet.
Key Largo - Frater Albertus
Key Largo:The fans turn lazily in front of the doorThey open wide showing mangroves galoreAn egret in the everglades stalks its preyHaltingly it walks along its wayOn another bright and sunny dayA woman's floppy hat shades her beauty not so brittleThe silken scarf that holds the hat flutters just a littleShe pauses in the threshold of the doorSurveying what she's looking forShe is looking straight at meHer beauty flaunted all to see.'Where are you from?' while noticing I had a frownOn the other couch she elegantly sits downIn the small hotel lobby bar'A city north and very far.
Like a cat I slumber, blissfully unencumbered, Through eighty per cent of my allotted span, Occasionally awoken, when dissent is spoken, And I invent another cunning five year plan, Lately it was pensions, that were being mentioned, So I borrowed from the French and Robespierre, Scrap all that went before, saved by tooth and claw, And let my all equal Citizens appear, Currently it is time, for me to be in my prime, For there is another election looming, I have to appear sincere, for part of this coming year, And assure everyone that everything is booming, Never mind strict quotas, Ive imported multitudes of voters, And told them which party let them stay, Though Ive rigged the postal vote, and defamed everyone of note, You never know what might happen on the day.So to be on the safe side, I swallow all my pride, And allow my people to hear my hallowed voice, And roll out the charade, put on the facade, And even make believe they have a choice, Next time around the crown, will be trampled underground, House of Lords and Lord Chancellor history, With the other Chancellor gone, I alone will soldier on, Yes, then there will only ever be me, Ill hold elections for you, as all dictators do, And fill positions with those that grease my palm, As for civil unrest, there is always house arrest, Or secret imprisonment for those that mean me harm.
Because of You
You are to me my lifeline my security. That scares me.
Its What She Didnt Say
When I hear your voice inside my head it makes me think of you every single day as I fight back tears of sadness and wonder if you're okayMy life is empty without you I wish time would take away the pain but the ache in my heart persists and my simple hopes seem in vainI realize how much I hurt you and now I know it's too late to tell you how sorry I am and expect you not to hateI don't deserve a second chance to show you how much I care when you needed me the most I know I failed to be thereNow your trust in me is gone forever and I will never have the chance to say I really hope your dreams come true and happiness finds you every dayI would give almost anything in life if I could go back to that day and erase everything I said and did to make your heartache go awayWhat hurts the most is this is what you didn't say and the absence of these words haunt me each and every day..
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