There are many times I set up barriers and walls, invisible unless you come too close, And then you hit them.
You wonder what happened.
You didn't know, I can't let you in.
I've lost the key to open the doors in the walls, and I don't know how To take them down.
Fran Watson Copyright © 2003
For more poetry and stories you can go to Fran's webpage http://www.franwatson.ca
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
A city bus trip may be an awfully mundane moment. You're just biding your time, staring out the window or staring at your phone, before getting out and getting ...
Comedy, dinner theater, poetry and theater Arizona Daily Star
Family Friendly Improv Comedy â Unscrewed Theater, 4500 E. Speedway. Taking suggestions from the audience, performers create games and scenes right ...
Slam poetry breathes new life into the age-old topic of love The Dartmouth
Slam is a venue away from the traditional stuffiness of poetry, which is why it makes sense that the most fertile ground for slam is on the Internet. Both slam and ...
ALAS to host slam poetry open mic night with WU-SLam Student Life
The Association of Latin American Students (ALAS) is partnering with WU-SLam to host their first ever open mic night on Saturday, Feb. 23. Sophomore Mia ...
Fresh poetry, music coming to Greenville | Arts & Entertainment ECU The East Carolinian
An upcoming showcase will allow poets and musicians to share their work to the Greenville community, as well as perform alongside a notable North Carolinian ...
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 ...
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
In 2011, Watsky, an award-winning slam poet, broke through in the hip-hop world when his video for âPale Kid Raps Fastâ went viral. He then built on that ...
What Charles Bukowskiâs Glamorous Displays of Alcoholism Left Out The New York Times
A new collection of the writer's prose and poems, âOn Drinking,â makes clear how evasive he was even in his most seemingly honest work. Can Bukowski's view ...
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
Instapoets seem to be challenging foundational ideas about poetry while expanding its horizons for amateur poets.
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
In Kathmandu, performance poetry is exploding - Arts and Entertainment The Kathmandu Post
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
The Unitarian Universalist Society of River Falls will host a unique afternoon concert of music and poetry on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. featuring Fendrick and ...
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 Â· 1 min ago. Jennifer ...
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
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 ...
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
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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, ...
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
Boog City is celebrating St. Patrick's Day with a live performance of U2's debut Boy as part of Boog's Classic Albums Live series, with readings by Irish poets ...
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 ...
Events promoting Vietnamese literature, poetry conclude | Vietnam+ http://en.vietnamplus.vn/
A performance at the opening ceremony of the 4th International Conference Promoting Vietnamese Literature and the 3rd International Poetry Festival in Hanoi ...
Students put 'truth' on display at Poetry Slam in Hammond Chicago Tribune
A new art gallery in Hammond was recently christened with a Poetry Slam. Twenty-five entrants were set to perform before the audience of more than 100 ...
Skeen reflects on establishing poetry center MSUToday
Anita Skeen, founding director of the Center for Poetry at MSU and a professor in the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities, is considered one of ...
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
Windward Community College presents three cross-cultural, one-act plays taking theories of Noh theater and translating them for a contemporary western ...
Poets team up for new single | Entertainment Jamaica Star Online
A wind of change is blowing on the local poetry scene as a new generation of dub poets and spoken-word artistes come to the fore. Two of these poets, Richie ...
Greek Poet Titos Patrikios To Be Feted in London Greek Reporter
The life and work of the acclaimed 90-year old Greek poet Titos Patrikios will be celebrated at a special event in London on March 10, 2019. Patrikios, who turns ...
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 ...
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
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 ...
Music, poetry at Yellow Barn Brattleboro Reformer
PUTNEY â Yellow Barn welcomes eight newcomers for an exploration of the personal relationship between British composer Benjamin Britten and poet W.H. ...
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 âCollected Poemsâ is now available. Ever since ...
Mangion Celebration to feature poet Catherine Barnett Seacoastonline.com
KITTERY POINT â Poet Catherine Barnett will be featured in the Kittery Art Association's annual Mangion Poetry Celebration on Saturday, May 11, at the First ...
Honor black history with Saturday's sweet potato pie cook-off and poetry event muskogeenow.com
The Palace in Muskogee is celebrating Black History Month on Saturday with a sweet potato pie cook-off and poetry event.
POET Technologies Establishes Photonics Design Capabilities in Ottawa GlobeNewswire
Combines Development Efforts with MillView Photonics. - POET Named to the 2019 TSX Venture 50 List of Companies. SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 21, 2019 ...
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
The Poetry Out Loud competition held annually encourages students to memorize and perform great poems. Gerstell Academy student Kate Maerten took home ...
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
The âpoetry of everyday lifeâ -- amateur poetry written every day by common people; personal reflections written and shared with family and neighbors,
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
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 ...
Poetry Out Loud Recitation Contest at Bookworks, Albuquerque 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 ...
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?
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
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 ...
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.
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...
An Interview with Poet Thom Caraway Spokane Public Radio
Thom Caraway is the author of the poetry collections, A Visitor's Guide to North Dakota , published by Finishing Line Press in 2007 and What the Sky Lacks.
Cinema International Presents Story of Chilean Politician and Poet WKMS
Born in 1904 , Pablo Neruda (born Neftali Ricardo Reyes Basoalto) was a Nobel Prize-winning poet-diplomat and Chilean politician. Assistant professors of.
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 ...
Somaliland: Free Poet Detained for Critical Poems Human Rights Watch
(Nairobi, February 19, 2019) â Somaliland authorities should immediately and unconditionally release from arbitrary detention Abdirahman Ibrahim Adan, a poet ...
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
I'm not sure of the best way to write about Nikita Gill's latest collection of poetry, Your Heart Is The Sea. On one hand, I see a book that really means well â that ...
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
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 ...
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.
So many looked to you for inspiration,Unlikely hero for the wheelchair nation.Proudly you fought and proudly you believed,Everyone loved you Christopher Reeve.
The Man Who Could Not Say Sorry For His Sins
Sorry would be a start.Though you cant take back your mistakes, and you cant unravel time, you'd think there would be remorse, for such a self serving crime, to send others out to die, to pay the blood price you have decreed, when its purely posturing and posing, all about vanity and greed, to secure a perceived niche in history, glowing down the years, is the extent of your ambition, is the puny limit of your fears, when those you have sent to die, believing implicitly in you, leave relatives behind who see, that nothing you said was true, there is no thought now for those, whose number you dont count, they are yesterdays forgotten, though daily they still mount, no thought of resignation, no apology to those left behind, just onward with the ego, fast forward from those times, as if nothing ever happened, as if your lies are quite ok, as if now is what to focus on, and then was another day, lost back in the mists of time, obscured by clouds half seen, not an affront to the living, not impeachable and obscene, you may want to move on now, and ignore your past infamy, but you should be tried for treason, and jailed for blasphemy.
The King and Delka & Moiromma: the Cold Planet [Parts 25 and 26]
#25The King and Delka [Split Mawkishness-on Moiromma /Part V]Sickly SentimentalityI have sought out friends Only to find rawness Of their passion; And the uniformity Of their vision.Who out there can know My cerebral verve?(Only the long dead)By King Moir I[Of Moiromma]Ah! the aimless cosmos come back to his mind as he stands on his balcony looking up into he eerie dark.
Rhymes of an Ordnance Man [Vietnam War: 1971]
Rhymes of an Ordnance Man [Vietnam War: 1971]An eleven part poem By Dennis L. SilukI had went to Vietnam at the age of 23 , and it was most interesting, there were 205,000 troops there when I arrived.
Testimony to the Night [In English and Spanish]
In the quiet of the arctic night- In its deep northern skies, Dim are the lights, in its coldEvening frost?! Even the stars of the arctic Seem silently stone frozen!Here, here is where you find Peace and the beast within-! Remote, no ears or wordsTo clutter the mind To entrench the throat; Here, here is where you die?(for a moment).Here, the sky has eternal eyes Eyes with cosmic tides Tides that never rest: they warWith the Universe- Likened to a dark deep abyss; Endless and never resting?Here my eyes seek and search In countless hours, ebbing and Sweeping the heavens aboveNumbing, changeless- Are the cosmos, the heavens? Here resides a strange peace?Here, resides a strange peace With an army of stars to defeat Shinning, silently in the darkThe ebbing, eldritch dark; Time has no relevance here, Here, resides a strange, peace?Cold and oddly numb are my feet, As I look up, upon the many bridges One star bridging the next-as if,If Kings and Queens were Guarding them-the Hosts- O-Yes! A strange, strange peace?Ah! Praise, praise be to thee, to thee Flaming, blazing firmaments-ye, Ye, remind me not, of the wars I left,Of the foes, divine immortals?The enemies that never rest Ah! Praise, praise be to thee, to theeI hear music, harmony from afar (there) There are storms hidden in a storehouse, For tomorrow-war beyond, beyondOrion's dust?perpetual dust; There, there the sun is dim to bleak.
In the Mountans of Haiti [A Poem: in English and Spanish]
In the Mountains of Haiti(In the City)-July is a hot month-sweating Poverty out on every street (In Port de Prince); mixingMemory with desire causes stirring. Not much rain in Haiti (in 1986); Summer kept us busy, building A medical clinic, in the mountains?.
Wars, Air of Ambiguity [for: Lt. Laura Walker] in SPANISH and English
Wars, air of AmbiguityDedicated to 1st. Lt.
How I wonder what he's doing as I sit alone at night. How I wonder who he's seeing How I wonder if I'm right.
In The Midst Of All
In the midst of darkness, there is light. In the midst of evil, there is virtue.
Ode To Quetzalcoatal [Now in Spanish and English]
Ode to QuetzalcóatlQuetzalcóatl the GreatNo one knew his true name, so they Called him Quetzalcóatl-feather Serpent He and his crew of nineteen: faces Strange faces, images of a prince, a lord: King of the Yucatan in the year 986 ADHe was a tall man; long cloths, sandals; White as day, with a long beard, black hair. Some say red: some don't say? But they called him priest, Lord, king Amongst many things: god!.
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 winnow is not the time for justice evolution mercy choices not the time to pet the puppies yipping with pathetic voicesnow is not the time for kindness not the time for compromise not the time for loving blindness not the time to close my eyesnow for one too many people not that i have gained no good heart has sown but flesh is reaping tears to mind and wasted bloodnow my inner wolf seeks equals only those whose chords can howl deadly whether lone or social defending young or on the prowltell 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 treasureput 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 noneNiki Lasher Artist, Writer, and Webmatron http://www.kthulah.
A Dose of Laughter
I'm not well. Can't you tell? Kinda low, so, give me a dose of laughter.
Do not be afraid to shine. This world needs what you have to give.
Tale of the: Old Hunter and the Golden Hare [In SPANISH and English now]
There once lived an old man and his goodwife On the edge of the thick of the woods; They lived in an old run-down shack For forty-years and some. The old man hunted for his living, And his wife sewed on her lap.
Five Mixed Poems, with Notes [now is Spanish and English]
1.Night in Jamaica [Peruvianism: 1810]It was a rainy night they say When don Simon Bolivar Slept in the arms of beautiful -Luisa Crober (of Jamaica); thus an Assassin missed his mark When he stabbed Major Amestoy Sleeping in the dark In Bolivar's hammock!.
Infected Ideologies [a Poetic Portrait]
the disease of extremism is infectious-; whoever cannot think of their child growing up without it is part of the phenomenon! (the choice of the day). fanaticism,-- with a powerful ideology are seeds for suicide! murder: giving reasons to rage!.
A World That Doesnt Care
War bombs may explode demolishing man and land. Hurricanes may devastate and leave us entirely bare.
Two Poems: San Jeronimo Brook & [in English and Spanish]
Fair Andes! Thy arms reach highOf iron-woven solid stone Thu art a condor to the skyOf glory hidden in thy heartSo many paths, a maze of art?In thy old, Mantaro ValleyWhere adobes, breathe and tremble Beyond your rustic shadowsThere lays the prettiest of brooksIs my heart, within its stream!My image deeply carved, rippledIn its undiluted shallow watersWaiting, just waiting for me?As it opens up, opens up my soulMy rippled soul-searching-eyes!..
Three Poems: Liberty, Death, and a Frog [with Commentary on Liberty]
Frog SummerSummer grows hot, for the New-blooded frogs; The bugs are thin, yet the Frogs stay fat, young and sassy. In these palsy times-they Only listen, as we wither away.
Out of the eight poems provided here [all previously unpublished], four are Poetic Prose, a few Visionary [what I call Vsionary anyhow], a few Free Verse, and a few with more form and structure, more closely to the Auden style of: stanza, metrical rhythm, and rhyme. In saying that, I do believe all the poems are conveying a rich network of meaning, some of them painfully close bond between pleasure and destruction.
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