A Different Place...
I wish we had met 20 years ago... A different place, a different time when I actually had a chance for you to be mine...
Although we cannot change what brought us together today, I don't know why it is so hard for me to think about walking away...
From you and from us... despite the obstacles that stand in the way of our chance to become something more than just yesterday -
I believe in love at first site as silly as it sounds... I never actually realized that that until you came around...
With your unmistakable smile, quick wit and flattery like the devilish look in your eyes whenever you see me...
I know it's real and I know I'm not alone in feeling so strongly that you'll never be gone...
Entirely from my life no matter what it takes for you and me to be together I think we'll always make...
Up a reason to see each other, an excuse to escape to be together anywhere any time - we will do
What we feel we need to be with one another Regardless of how short our time is together...
The quality in moments between you and me is something most people only dream they will see...
Once in this lifetime... No matter how late when love like ours arrives It has to be FATE...
I thought I had lived before I met you but the truth is I honestly had no clue...
About what love means or how it's supposed to be... I settled for less, for men who were not good to me.
I thank God for you even if we have to secretly date for another 20 years... I know it will be worth the wait...
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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
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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 ...
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 ...
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.
Good news, Robbinsdale kids: 'Poetry and the Age' is back on the shelf MPR News
We're more than a little interested in whether the unnamed person in the Robbinsdale Cooper High School Class of '71 ever amounted to anything now that ...
There is rhythm to the life, activities of the state's Poet Laureate Virginia Gazette
Henry Hart, the Mildred and J.B. Hickman professor of English and Humanities at the College of William and Mary, who is an awardâwinning poet and literary ...
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 ...
Poetry [for all] workshop at Vernon gallery Vernon Morning Star
Local poet Michelle Doege at Gallery Vertigo for six Saturdays.
'Tahi Saihate: Exhibiting Poetry' The Japan Times
Feb. 23-March 24 Poet Tahi Saihate is one of the Yokohama's Museum of Art's New Artist Picks (NAP) for its series of emerging artist exhibitions. She first.
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.
Longtime resident is named Somervilleâs third poet laureate The Boston Globe
Somerville Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone recently named Lloyd Schwartz to serve as the city's third poet laureate.
Poet Susan Katz to offer workshops in Woodbury Torrington Register Citizen
WOODBURY â Internationally recognized poet, author, teacher, and language arts consultant, Susan A. Katz of Washington, Connecticut, will offer a ...
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 ...
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.
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
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 â¢ 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 Â· Facebook Tweet ...
Poetry Friday: Poetry Can Save Your Life KNAU Arizona Public Radio
Students across Arizona are competing in local Poetry Out Loud contests, leading up to the national competition this spring. 16-year-old Giselle Bennett -
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 ...
âThe power of poetry comes when we engage other peopleâ says new Olympia poet laureate - The Olympian
âThe power of poetry comes when we engage other peopleâ 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Poetry spot: 'Miss America' by Tyler Meier AZCentral
Poetry spot is part of a collaboration with local poets to bring poetry closer to the center of our everyday lives.
VOX POPULI: Poetry-loving officer possessed true grit in postwar Japanï¼The Asahi Shimbun - Asahi Shimbun
VOX POPULI: Poetry-loving officer possessed true grit in postwar Japanï¼The Asahi Shimbun Asahi Shimbun
Historian Kojiro Naoki, who died on Feb. 2 at the age of 100, served in the Imperial Japanese Navy d.
The Carrying by Ada LimÃ³n review â from the heart, unvarnished The Guardian
I had never read Ada LimÃ³n when I dipped into Bright Dead Things and The Carrying (published simultaneously in Britain), but have since discovered that ...
Poetry sales soar as political millennials search for clarity The Guardian
Record Â£12m sales last year were driven by younger readers, with experts saying hunger for nuance amid conflict and disaster were fuelling the boom.
Poetry Contest accepting submissions | Living | hampshirereview.com Hampshire Review
FORT ASHBY â Poets and would-be poets are invited to submit their original poems in the annual Poetry Contest sponsored by the Hampshire County Arts ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
Local musician digitizes the music of poetry Mountain Xpress
I don't want to become Odysseus stuck on an island and say, 'That was my music â the music of my high school years.' There's so much great music in every ...
How the public domain offers new life to these poetry classics PBS NewsHour
âTwo roads diverged in a wood, and Iâ / I took the one less traveled by, / And that has made all the difference.â For years, those iconic lines of verse in Robert ...
Poems from the Hoot: Next Poetry Hoot is Feb. 6 Foster's Daily Democrat
The Portsmouth Poetry Hoot, sponsored by the Portsmouth Poet Laureate Program, is usually held on the first Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at CafÃ© ...
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 ...
At Mead High School, researchers search for the value of poetry Pacific Northwest Inlander
There's a science to the way Dominik Sretenovic approaches poetry. First, Sretenovic chooses a poem he will read out loud in front of judges and...
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 Â· Facebook Tweet ...
TRAHC hosts poetry class starting on Feb. 23 Texarkana Gazette
The Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council hosts Papers & Poetry workshops starting Feb. 23 and running monthly through May.
A Conversation with Lloyd Schwartz: Somerville's New Poet Laureate The Somerville Times
I have seen Lloyd Schwartz in various venues over the years. I read with him once, and had the occasion to talk to him a few times. Of course, I knew of his many ...
Kingston poetry, arts festival cancelled due to alleged incident of vandalism Global News
A Kingston student's poem was selected for the Skeleton Park Arts Festival, but after an alleged incident of vandalism days before, the organizers were forced to ...
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.
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 ...
St. Martin poets to take part in global poetry challenge The Daily Herald
Tamara Groeneveldt, one of the participants in the âFor A World Without Walls,â poetry evening at Le Lime Snack, on Wednesday evening (photo courtesy T.
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.
Ray student advances to state poetry competition Journaltrib
The art of poetry is alive and well at Ray High School. Calvin Jones and Shelby Lewis placed first and second in the high school's Poetry Out Loud competition ...
Shepherd senior earns chance to study with poet Michael Collier Martinsburg Journal
SHEPHERDSTOWN â In Lilli Sutton's poetry, the natural world often creeps into view. An environmental studies major during her freshman year at Shepherd ...
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, âBluewords ...
Reading High's poetry success continues Reading Eagle
Senior Hannah Mogford wins Poetry Out Loud regional title.
Spotifyâs 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.
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 ...
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 ...
Why we are in love with poetry again Telegraph.co.uk
It's official: poetry is more popular than cricket. It was recently reported that, in any given year, more adults in England wrote a poem than played in a cricket ...
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 ...
The Poetry of Protest in 'the witch doesn't burn in this one' Study Breaks
The second book in the 'women are some kind of magic' series, 'the witch doesn't burn in this one' is filled with witchcraft and women's empowerment.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
Poetic Waxing (and Waning) Tribune-Review
Our Book Club recently read various works by Edgar Allen Poe, including his poem 'The Raven.' This led to a discussion of poetry in general and complaints ...
Mario Willis: Poetry as a tool to build empathy from the roots of old school Hip Hop - Milwaukee Independent
Mario Willis: Poetry as a tool to build empathy from the roots of old school Hip Hop Milwaukee Independent
Mario Willis speaks with a conviction and boldness that is hard to turn away from. He is a poet, writer and slam poetry performer with a stage presence that ...
EPIC Poetry Group: Poet's Corner â The Poet's Canvas, Shadow, Snowbound My Edmonds News
My Edmonds News is pleased to present the latest installment of Poet's Corner, presented by the Edmonds-based EPIC Poetry Group. The Poet's Canvas.
MSU's writer-in-residence brings award-winning poetry to campus Mississippi State Newsroom
Member of the Myskoke (Creek) Nation, award-winning poet and musician Joy Harjo will present a public reading Feb. 27 at Mississippi State University.
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 ...
Uncovering a Portland poet The Register-Guard
The Room Upstairs: Uncovering the Life and Poetry of Hazel Hallâ will be told through music, dance, lecture and readings in a special presentation next week in ...
Poet Laureate to visit Cottage Grove Cottage Grove Sentinel
âI really see writing as a part of something bigger, which is one's calling in the world,â said Kim Stafford, reflecting on the importance of his craft. âThat calling will ...
Poet Tracy K. Smith Emboldens Campbell Hall Daily Nexus
U.S. Poet Laureate, Tracy K. Smith, came all the way from New Jersey â where she lives and teaches at Princeton University â to give a talk at Campbell Hall ...
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.
Poetry at Large returns to Oxford for second season Cumberland News Now
OXORD, N.S. â The 4/27 sun bisects the Oxford meridian where earth meets sky. That's where broken bells knelled deep upon mortality with lulled tones.
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?
Polson students compete in Poetry Out Loud regional Polson Lake County Leader
JOSEPH McDONALD of Polson High School recites âSelf-inquiry before the job interviewâ by Gary Soto in round one of the Montana Arts Council Poetry Out ...
Local writer publishes 3rd book of poetry | Community North Jefferson News
Local poet Tyler Adams has published his long-awaited third book of poetry, which he calls âmy heart on paper.â
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.
'Pretty aint it â¦ Mrs Yonge said so': the changing face of teaching poetry The Guardian
An exhibition in Cambridge shows how poems have been taught to GCSE students down the decades â with pupils' own textbook annotations included.
Poets play poetry karaoke at Poets at the Post : Arts - Smile Politely - Champaign-Urbana's Online Magazine
Poets play poetry karaoke at Poets at the Post : Arts Smile Politely - Champaign-Urbana's Online Magazine
There is something special about open mics. At other events, like concerts or plays, the artist is asked to to share their art. At open mics, the artist instead does ...
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 âCollected Poemsâ is now available. Ever since ...
Author events and poetry readings around Snohomish County The Daily Herald
Jean Godden: 6 p.m. Feb. 19, Mill Creek University Book Store, 15311 Main St., Mill Creek. The Seattle journalist and politician will discuss her new book, ...
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 ...
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 ...
Founder of Dead Poets Society is published, posthumously Tribune-Review
PORTLAND, Maine â 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: 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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 âpoetry of everyday lifeâ -- amateur poetry written every day by common people; personal reflections written and shared with family and neighbors,
Lost Poet Wine From Winc & Atticus Is Here To Become The Instagram Aesthetic Of Millennial Dreams - Bustle
Lost Poet Wine From Winc & Atticus Is Here To Become The Instagram Aesthetic Of Millennial Dreams Bustle
Artfully photographed glasses of wine are all over Instagram â but a new collab between two digital age favorites encourages social media-savvy wine ...
Sacramento State sponsors first public display of local poetâs âmysteriousâ collages - Sacramento Bee
Sacramento State sponsors first public display of local poetâs âmysteriousâ collages Sacramento Bee
Sacramento State is hosting a gallery display of poems written and published by a local man known for pushing the boundaries of traditional poetry in the 1960s ...
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.
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 ...
Crawford: Remembering a poet who wrote in the 'vernacular of humanity' Greenville News
Katherine Scott Crawford writes about recently deceased poet Mary Oliver.
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.
Walt Whitman, Romance With a Stranger
The concept of brief encounters, even romantic encounters, with a stranger recurs often in the verses of Walt Whitman.Take, for example, these lines from one of the inscriptions that Whitman wrote to his 1860 edition of Leaves of Grass.
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!.
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!.
Little Girl from Huancayo [a poem/in English and Spanish]
Little girl from HuancayoDo you really, really know? Just how fast those feet will grow,On the streets of Huancayo.Little girl with jumping jacksOn the street, looking back; Back to see whose watching her,A little boy with a bird.
Hindu Poet - Kamalakanta
Kamalakanta was born in Burdwan India in the late 18th Century. From an early age he expressed an interest in spirituality and later in life Kamalakanta received initiation into Tantric Yoga from a Tantric yogi named Kenaram Bhattacharya.
Poetry and Popular Culture
Is poetry too complicated for the average reader? Is it too cryptic, scholarly? If you ask a large group of average people what they like or don't like about poetry, you'll get a few different answers, but there is an overwhelmingly common category of responses.One of the main reasons that people say they aren't addicted to contemporary poetry is that they feel it is too cryptic.
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.
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.
Lima, City with the Stretched out Wings [In English and Spanish]
Lima, City with the Stretched out WingsIt's an ink-black night: no stars: a moon in sightJust dots of: red, green and white-white lightsAs the plane descends, descends, slides down On the long-drawn-out-spun-out lingering city of lights Uneven as a crumbled cake, lit up like a Christmas tree-The sleepless city, with its stretched out wingsStretching from the mountains to the sea- Winding through the valley's, forests, and streams Stretches, stretches its naked wings-endlesslyAs,I'm descending, down, over and around the city (descending, descending, and sliding to the ground)The city with stretched out wings-and endless lights Down, behind, around, the ground, it's immune to me I'm just part of its evening, a baptism in its inky seaInvisible people: cats, dogs, birds, and rats-infiniteUncountable: dots; streams of lit dots, dot-lights; People: walking, talking, sleeping, eating by the dots People: waiting, killing, robbing, praying, by the dotsFor tomorrow, tomorrow and another tomorrowThey say-:you are ruthless, and I know this to be trueAnd they tell me you have thieves and murders-And this, I dare say-but shall-is also true, very true But show me a city to the contrary of eight-million-? I shake my fist and say: '?show me! But no one does'So alive, so brave, with strong and hungry hearts;I say, show me one that sings in poverty and smiles Prove me one that celebrates year-round of its heroes Show me painters that are as good-that sell on streets-As good as: Picasso, Dali, Rembrandt, and Yang YangAnd that welcomes the world with stretched out arms-Show me all this, or some of this, and I will say no moreWith this,I descend to its streets, its crowed winding streetsAs well as, to its neighborhoods with dust and soiled air, And hear the laughs of the children; the dogs on roofs Sights of the shoe-shiners: men and boys, in the parksAnd the numerous food carts; -- musicians, paper sellersAnd with its naked featherless wings, covering all-My Lima, Peru with its renowned Cathedral:Golden yellow with towering crowns, andWithin its plaza-square, a water fountain-celebrated.Under its sins, with its wrinkled aged men, lovely women,They all stand tall and bow to its Inca history, its glory- Its world that once ruled all, like the Roman Empire,Like the American Dream, they were the noble, the kingsAnd now, from drudgery and toil, sweat and strive, all, all Grinding, grinding away, each and everyday, lover of the, King of Kings: Jesus Christ-this is the Lima I know today; a mighty ship that has already sailed the seven seas, now resting!?Spanish VersionLima, La ciudad con las alas extendidas Translated by Rosa PeñalozaEsta es una noche oscura: no estrellas, ni luna a la vistaSolo puntos: rojo, verde y blanco-luces blancasMientras que el avión desciende, desciende, bajando A la larga-extendida-plana persistente ciudad de luces Plana como un panqueque, encendida como un árbol de navidad-La despierta ciudad, con sus alas extendidasExtendidas desde las montañas hacia el océano Zigzagueante a través de los valles, bosques y riachuelos Estirando, estirando sus alas desnudas-interminablesMientras,Voy descendiendo, abajo, por encima y alrededor de la ciudad (Descendiendo, descendiendo, y deslizándose a la tierra)La ciudad con las alas extendidas-y luces interminables Abajo, Abajo, detrás, alrededor, la tierra, es inmune a mí Sólo soy parte de esta noche, un bautizado en su oscuro océanoInvisible: gente, gatos, perros, pájaros, y ratas, infinidadIncontables: puntos, riachuelos de luz, puntos de luz; Gente: caminando, conversando, durmiendo, comiendo bajo los puntos de luz Gente: esperando, matando, robando, rezando bajo los puntos de luzPor mañana, mañana y otro mañanaEllos dicen--:Tu eres implacable, y yo se que esto es verdadY ellos me dicen tú tienes ladrones, y muertes-Y esto, me atrevo a decir, que esto también es cierto, muy ciertoPero muéstrame una ciudad de ocho millones contraria --? Sacudo mis puños y digo: "?muéstrame," pero nadie lo haceTan viva, tan valerosa, con corazones fuertes y hambrientos:Digo, muéstrame una que canta en pobreza, y sonríe Pruébame una como esa, que celebra alrededor del año a sus héroes Muéstrame pintores tan buenos-que venden en las calles-Tan buenos como: Picasso, Dali, Rembrant y Yang YangY que recibe al mundo con extendidos brazosMuéstrame todo esto, o algo de esto, y no diré masCon esto,Desciendo a sus calles, atiborrada, zigzagueantes callesAsí como su raro vecindario con polvo en el aire Y oigo la risa de los niños, los perros en los techos Vista de los lustrabotas, hombres y muchachos, en los parquesY los numerosos carros de comida, músicos y vendedores de periódicosY con su desnuda y desplumadas alas, cubriendo todo-Mi Lima, Perú, con su renombrada catedral:Amarilla dorada con su coronadas torres, yDentro de su plaza cuadrada, una celebrada piletaBajo su piel, con sus arrugados ancianos, tiernas mujeres,Todos ellos parados altos, y reverenciando a su historia inca, sugloria- Su mundo que una vez gobernó todo, como el Imperio RomanoComo el sueño de América, ellos fueron los nobles, los reyesY ahora de pesadez, y esfuerzo, sudor, lucha, todos, todos extenuados, fatigados, este y cada día, amantes del Rey de los Reyes: Jesucristo-esta es la Lima que conozco, hoy; un poderoso barco que ya navegó los siete mares, ahora descansando?Author/Poet Dennis Siluk, web site: http://dennissiluk.
Writing Innovative Poetry
Writing innovative poetry, the kind of poetry that reputable literary journals publish, entails knowing exactly what each word of a poem does to the reader. A good poem should be evocative, skillful, and cohesive, but before attempting to hone these attributes, a potential poet should be knowledgeable of the various forms and attributes of contemporary poetry.
The Power of Eating Disorders
I want to get closeI am afraid.Afraid of what you might see.
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 meNor 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 respectShe was so much more Than my Grandmother I knew that before She left this earthAnd 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 caringAnd average support For a grandchild - Or family of any sort She gave more of herselfTo me than anyone In my life ever will Nobody could have done What she did for meWith so much devotion, Absolute honesty And true emotion? Her loyalty was -Sincerely undying I realize so much Now that I'm crying - And wishing thatI 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?Resource Box - © Danielle Hollister (2004) is the Publisher of BellaOnline Quotations Zine - A free newsletter for quote lovers featuring more than 10,000 quotations in dozens of categories like - love, friendship, children, inspiration, success, wisdom, family, life, and many more. Read it online at - http://www.
Have you ever experienced infatuation with someone you know is not a good match for you? Or how about an interesting relationship that roots itself deep in your memory..
Exalted Poetry; Two poem [and commentary]
Bells for Belphegor!..
You make me smile like I've seldom done before You give me a reason to want more and more..
Poetry in Turbulence
To many non-specialists of literature, poetry is deeply unsatisfying. There are several reasons for this, but two in particular come to mind.
Spell of the Andes: (in English and Spanish)
Note: written 4-15-05, while driving through the Andes of Peru, from Huancayo to Lima. I sensed I was but an ant, among the mass of stone, earth and foliage of this enchanting, and enduring landscape.
THe Monster Mash, A Graveyard SMASH (short story I wrote when I was 11)
The Monster Mash The Graveyard SmashHave you heard of the Monster Mash? I suppose you know the story of how it came to be, right? Well, I'm here to tell the TRUE story to you.It sarted out late one night, when all monsters where out of human sight.
Beautiful Dreamer, Stephen Foster, Americas First Folk Song Writer
"Beautiful Dreamer" was written by Stephen Foster just before his death in 1864 at age 37. The song became one of his most famous and most popular.
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