Live For Today...
Isn't that what they say?
For everyone everywhere
I honestly believe it means
Or ask yourself questions like
Me out to the point
On my existence
And lead you to a tragic
Satisfying and true
Each and every morning
Wonder what could have been
Of your life that's not eternal
To soar above
Remember you only
You'll probably regret what you
On the unknown
When you look back
Have to ask yourself
Without enjoying my days
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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
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 ...
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.
Ipswich library to hold poetry programs The Local Ne.ws
Carla Panciera workshp: Author and poet Carla Panciera of Rowley to lead poetry free classes in March and April. Hosted by Ipswich Public Library.
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 ...
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 ...
'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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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 ...
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, ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 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 Unthanks: Lines â a collection inspired by poetry and the female perspective - Financial Times
The Unthanks: Lines â a collection inspired by poetry and the female perspective Financial Times
Emily BrontÃ«, first world war poets and campaigner Lillian Bilocca are the focus of the UK folk band's song cycle trilogy.
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 ...
Nick Cave names his most loved poets Far Out Magazine
Nick Cave has revealed some of his most loved poets while in conversation with his fans. Cave, who was answering questions via his new fan led platform Red ...
I am not the one I was before yesterday.I cannot go back.
Ode, to the Mighty Midget Omac [In English and Spanish]
Part One Midget HistoryI am thirty-six inches tall, that is all-Honest to god I am My hair is green, my eyes red, and IHave a very thick neckMy eyebrows are thin, and my beardHas three hairs? And I bore abuse, when I was youngYes! It happened to be; day by day??folks laugh at me, my appearanceYou see?I make them appalled. .
Shaking out the Rugs [Following the Poet]
Let's follow the poet to his Hell and heaven! Count his Ghosts and dilemma's?Reach out to touch his Stretched-out skies; let's follow The poet to see where he lays.Let's follow the poet to his end; To see if he can?whatever He wants to do, do over again?.
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.
Become A Poet In Ten Minutes
Have you ever sat there staring at the paper, ready to write, but unsure where to begin? Want a solution that will overcome even the worst writer's block? Anyone can start writing poetry today using a few simple techniques.One, two, .
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.
Rules for Writing Poetry
You've been writing poetry since that first assignment in your high school writing class. You know the rules about writing poetry, right? Are there rules? Well, if you frequent the poetry forums across the Internet as much as I do, you'd find that there are a lot of amateur poets who adamantly declare that there are no rules for writing poetry and if someone even suggests reading poetry or books on poetry, many of the amateur poets will throw up a defensive front.
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.
Three Poems [Lima; Judges and Evils Creation]
1.Evil's CreationThou knowith evil clings To tender peace-; Nor does it heed one's drowsy Un-enthralled grief?But softly it darkens Twilight's dunes-; With sprinkling shadows Straight from the moon.
To My Friend, With Love
All is still; all quiet; The world seems to be at peace. My soul is singing its rhythmic melody And I'm led like in a trance to write its tunes.
How wonderfully sweet to be a dweller dwelling on the road of goodbye. Bittersweet tears fall as I think of all the places I'll never see, all the faces I'll never know, all the joys I'll never share, as I head for the unknown.
JOINEDHeart beat of man pounding - yet unheard joined becomes the beat of a nation.Words of man written - yet unread joined becomes a proclamation.
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!.
Ocean Heal Me
Ocean Heal MeOcean heal my wounds Let your waves curl and foam on my body Wash away blood, heal scarsOcean renew me with your power As unceasingly you roll Giving strength that's been drainedOcean keep me warm Wrap me in your brine Caress me with your tidesOcean disperse my tears As they flow in you I cleanse my soulOcean let me grow in your depths Color me vibrant blue, coral, green Clear = revitalizedOcean your spray anoints me Cool and refreshed My spiritual renewalOcean be my friend Hold me flowing in your currents Ever moving, ever changingOcean, heal me.© 1983 Susan BaconSusan Bacon is a researcher, author and teacher.
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.
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.
House of the Goblin [Part Two of Three/with notes]
House of the Goblin [Part Two of Three]Here is where, where the air is stillAnd the mountains shadows disappear! Here is where, unnumbered spirits dwellWhere harp and memory expire?Where the rainbow-leaps, from itsStoreroom-keep, and cries; And the sands along the oceans coastEcho then die?as in sleep?;And where enchantment turns into ghouls!..
New Poetic Work By Ethiopian Immigrant Promotes Respect, Courage And Cultural Sensitivity
McLean, VA - "The Healing Conscious" tells the story of an Ethiopian immigrant boy on his fascinating journey to America and adulthood. Author Kifle Bantayehu, a 23 year-old second-generation Ethiopian immigrant, recounts this poignant tale in poetic format.
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.
Why I enjoy Writing?
During interviews and general conversations with the public,one of the most difficult questions for me to answer(timely and thoroughly) is,"Why do you enjoy writing"?So due to the challenge manifested in such a question,I pondered on creating an answer. Many reasons came to mind,but after digesting much"time for thought",I managed to condense my response to three items.
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