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.
Readily it seemed you accepted your fate,
Man you are super..man you are great!
All the nation mourns a hero has passed,
No more bound, you fly again at last!
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Celebrate National Poetry Month With the New Yorker Poetry Bot The New Yorker
Just in time for National Poetry Month, the New Yorker Poetry Bot is back! Launched in 2017, to celebrate the magazine's ninety-second anniversary, the bot ...
“Poetry,” by Greg Jackson The New Yorker
Fiction by Greg Jackson: “The volcano was there, and so we had to climb it. That was how things shook out for me.”
Greg Jackson Reads “Poetry” The New Yorker
Deborah Treisman hosts the author Greg Jackson, who reads his short story “Poetry,” from the April 29, 2019, issue of The New Yorker.
These Queer Poets Expand on Black Life Through Their Work The Root
Editor's note: For National Poetry Month, we're featuring 37 up-and-coming black poets who we expect do amazing work over the next decade. We grouped ...
Shepherdstown prepares town-wide poetry sharing on Friday Martinsburg Journal
SHEPHERDSTOWN — Shepherdstown poets and other residents plan to bring poetry to the streets Friday in a celebration of National Poetry Month.
Langston’s Legacy: These Young Black Poets Rep Their Cultures to the Fullest The Root
While in his early 20s and a student at Lincoln University, Langston Hughes published his first book of poetry, The Weary Blues, and penned his landmark essay ...
Coast Chronicles: Does poetry float your boat? | Opinion Chinook Observer
Returning home from a profound journey over the sea, I watch as the clouds below either recede or come closer as my plane either rises or falls. And, here ...
Poetry and Prose Project presents classic poetry revue | Kudos AZ Camp Verde Bugle
Friday, April 26, 5 p.m.. the Poetry and Prose Project will present their annual classic poetry revue. A variety of voices read a variety of great words from many ...
Why Everyone Should Take a Poetry Class The Buchtelite
As someone who is not an English major, I was extremely hesitant to take any type of poetry class. In my mind, poetry was dull, meaningless words written by old ...
Perspective: Poetry Is The Thing With Feathers | WNIJ and WNIU WNIJ and WNIU
Occasionally, Perspectives regular Elsa Glover hands the mic over to a fellow teacher in the Kaneland School District and they record a guest Perspective.
Throwing Weight Into Sound: Kaveh Akbar on Poetry and Power The New Yorker
Kevin Young interviews the poet Kaveh Akbar about politics, poetry, and his poem “The Palace,” which appears on newyorker.com.
Rosalyn Shirley's Newly Released "Spoken Word Christian Poetry" Is a Powerful Compendium of Poems That Shed Light to the Grace of God's Word in the Scriptures - Benzinga
Rosalyn Shirley's Newly Released "Spoken Word Christian Poetry" Is a Powerful Compendium of Poems That Shed Light to the Grace of God's Word in the Scriptures Benzinga
MEADVILLE, Pa., April 23, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- "Spoken Word Christian Poetry": a moving anthology of words expressively-written to share the Word ...
Liberty Bell students included in statewide poetry project Methow Valley News
Poems by two Methow Valley students are included in an online interactive poetry project that features poems about different areas of Washington state.
Muni Poetry - Twenty-Eight Nineteenth Ave thebaycitybeacon.com
This article is part of a poetry series dedicated to every Muni route in San Francisco. You can find the poet, Mc "Mack" Allen, on twitter at @that_mc. Twenty-Eight ...
U.P.’s first state poetry champ preps for nationals The Detroit News
Calumet — Coming to the state Poetry Out Loud competition in Lansing, Tajah-Rayne Davise was intimidated by the other students. None of them recited like ...
Off topic: Amazing animals, moon plans, poetry from Mueller report, percent styles - The Mercury News
Off topic: Amazing animals, moon plans, poetry from Mueller report, percent styles The Mercury News
Happy Monday. It's Levi, driving the GMSV bus again for the week. Behold the axolotis, sea sapphire, horror frog and other “real animals that shouldn't exist.
Local voices featured in Kent State’s poetry book Record-Courier
David Hassler furiously wrote on the chalkboard as third graders in Kate Walley's class at Seville Intermediate School raised their hands and shouted out words ...
"Poetry on the Porch" will host two poets to discuss poetry in the South The Daily Tar Heel
The Love House, the headquarters for the Center for the Study of the American South, which is hosting the Poetry on the Porch event with Southern Culture ...
Loveland Today: Weekend recap (plus, submit your poetry!) Loveland Reporter-Herald
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The National Student Poets Program had its main sponsor cut by Donald Trump. The 2019 honorees — Heather Laurel Jensen, Darius Atefat-Peckham, Ariana ...
Poetry of the Seacoast talk April 24 - News - fosters.com - Dover, NH Foster's Daily Democrat
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Top Five Contemporary Poets Right Now | Arts Harvard Crimson
While the poetry that gets the most attention is often written exclusively by dead white men, as demonstrated by course syllabi and movies like “Dead Poets ...
Evansville Art Center Poetry Night | Community Events Voice Of Alexandria
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8 More of the Best Poetry Podcasts for Your Ears Book Riot
For your listening pleasure, we've rounded up some of the best poetry podcasts out there, from classics to five-minute poems.
Local nomadic songwriter, musician featured at Wednesday Night Poetry Hot Springs Sentinel
Nomadic songwriter, musician and poet Kate Trice will be this week's featured poet for Wednesday Night Poetry at Kollective Coffee+Tea, 110 Central Ave.
Use poetry to challenge our ways of thinking The Daily Orange
Last week at Schine Underground, the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations' Lambda Alpha Upsilon Fraternity, Inc. hosted the fourth-annual ...
April brings spring, Paris and poetry. But no hugs The Gazette
Somewhere along the line well-meaning members of American society decided that hugging one another when greeting or saying goodbye was an appropriate ...
Award-winning poet performs, honoring Asian heritage | News Standard Online
Snaps filled Carrington Hall's auditorium as award-winning poet, Terisa Siagatonu, performed spoken word poetry in honor of Asian Heritage Month.
Salina to Host National Poetry Event KSAL
The Heart of the Heartland Small Press Poetry Fest, a three-day poetry festival featuring poets representing independent publishing houses from around the ...
Orgs bring poets to the prime time Royal Purple News
This April, in honor of National Poetry Month, Latinos Unidos, the Poetry Club and Andersen Library are teaming up to give UW-Whitewater students their ...
Poetry That Bears Witness to a Changing Natural World The New Yorker
Dan Chiasson on David Baker, a poet of American anti-pastoral who renders both the landscape and the forces that imperil it.
'Shake' it up: Celebrate the Bard's birthday with poetry Brooklyn Paper
Happy birthday, Bill! A Kings County theater troupe will transform Ditmas Park's Stratford Road into a free, public celebration of the 455th birthday of William ...
Three books to celebrate poetry month The Globe and Mail
We've got you covered on what to read as April comes to a close.
These New Orleans students are poets. Order pizza this Friday and you’ll know it The Advocate
When you order your next pizza, try extra cheese and a rhyming stanza.
'Don't Be Late for Poetry' Afro American
Baltimore has some of the most talented, raw, award-winning poets in the nation. In acknowledgement of National Poetry Month. The AFRO kicked off our ...
How to Write Poetry About Conflict The Atlantic
In the late '70s, Carolyn Forché traveled to El Salvador on the eve of its civil war, knowing little about the country. Crucially, she understood how little she knew.
Linda Gregg, award-winning poet of lines like ‘chiseled marble,’ dies at 76 Washington Post
Linda Gregg, an award-winning poet whose muse followed her in her wanderings from the wilds of California to the rugged hills of Greece, from the Texas desert ...
A Poetic Body of Work Grapples With the Physical Body at Risk The New York Times
In “The Tradition,” Jericho Brown witnesses and celebrates vulnerability and resilience in a country that too often scorns or condemns them.
Stanley Plumly, Lyrical Poet Influenced by Keats, Dies at 79 The New York Times
Stanley Plumly, an award-winning poet whose poignant narratives were inspired by the beauty and transcendence of John Keats's lyrical verse, died on April 11 ...
As a doctor in the ICU, I sometimes feel helpless. Poetry provides solace STAT
The first time I was in an intensive care unit as a medical student, I wondered if I should pray. The patient was unconscious. A tube secured in his mouth ...
Robots and poetry come alive at Black Imagination conference The Architect's Newspaper
The Architect's Newspaper is the most authoritative voice on architecture and design in the United States.
8 excellent Latino poetry books for National Poetry Month NBCNews.com
April is National Poetry Month, and we look at the diversity and breadth of the Latino experience through books and anthologies by acclaimed poets like Richard ...
A Night Of Exploring Caribbean Narratives Through Food And Poetry WJCT NEWS
Miami is the backyard of the Caribbean and it's National Poetry Month, so naturally there's a convening that will blend South Florida's Caribbean roots over food ...
Poet Sharon Dolin Is Final Spring Writers Speak Wednesdays Guest Dan's Papers
Poet Sharon Dolin is the final guest author in the 2019 spring Writers Speak Wednesdays series of free author talks and readings at Stony Brook Southampton.
A Conversation With U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy Smith NPR
To kick off National Poetry Month, NPR's Korva Coleman talks with the nation's two-term poet laureate about the importance of poetry during divisive times.
Poetry sustains activism through art The Washtenaw Voice
By Lilly Kujawski Editor. “We were the promise and the threat, but we may not be the aftermath,” read a line from an original poem by English instructor Maryam ...
Linda Gregg, award-winning poet who explored love and loss, dies at 76 Los Angeles Times
Linda Gregg, an award-winning poet whose muse followed her in her wanderings from the wilds of Northern California to the rugged hills of Greece, from the ...
Review: Kelly Fordon's new poetry is an unsentimental look at marriage and motherhood - Michigan Radio
Review: Kelly Fordon's new poetry is an unsentimental look at marriage and motherhood Michigan Radio
In her new collection of poems, Goodbye Toothless House, Michigan writer Kelly Fordon takes aim at the idealized facade of marriage and motherhood. Ann.
Maria Carillo sophomore wins top prize in statewide poetry contest Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Zoya Ahmed, a sophomore at Maria Carrillo High, was awarded the top prize for a poem blending sound and spice.
Shaping the world through poetry Sentinel & Enterprise
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Pitts: Regional poetry festival set this week for downtown Fayetteville venues - The Fayetteville Observer
Pitts: Regional poetry festival set this week for downtown Fayetteville venues The Fayetteville Observer
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Poetry at work strategy+business Today
The brilliant poet Wallace Stevens spent his career in the insurance industry. To what extent did these two aspects of his life nourish one another?
Classic Signals: Students celebrate Poetry Month The Signal
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Inspirational verses written by the 20 student winners of the "Litter-ature" competition are being installed on 500 trash cans in the city.
A young poet shaped by religious language The Christian Century
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Project CommUNITY: 'Poetry and Chill' after school workshops KOCO Oklahoma City
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Lady Brion: Power Through Poetry Afro American
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Sportswriting on Deadline: The Underappreciated Art The Atlantic
A new anthology of sportswriting celebrates the poetry written in the press box.
How poetry can help kids get to college Detroit Free Press
Poetry has tangible benefits for kids who read and write it, the executive director of Detroit nonprofit InsideOut Literary Arts writes.
In age of fast Twitter fame, these poets work in slow obscurity. They're on to something. - NorthJersey.com
In age of fast Twitter fame, these poets work in slow obscurity. They're on to something. NorthJersey.com
In Rutherford, in a building named for William Carlos Williams, group members meet in obscurity to argue and perfect their work.
Fourth Poet in Salina Poetry Series to Read Tuesday KSAL
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Kate Clanchy: ‘Poetry makes children feel important, that they’re heard’ The Guardian
The writer and schoolteacher on poetry's power to inspire the young.
McIntosh Memorial Library of Viroqua to celebrate Poetry Month April 30 La Crosse Tribune
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Let us make poetry a 'Feast of April' in our classrooms: Ramnath Subramanian El Paso Times
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Japanese female poetry of Izumi Shikibu of the tenth century Modern Tokyo Times
Japanese female poetry of Izumi Shikibu of the tenth and early eleventh century – Japan news – Tokyo news – Japan poetry.
In turbulent times, Richard Blanco creates 'bridges of empathy' in new poetry book NBCNews.com
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Deaf poet Raymond Antrobus wins Ted Hughes award BBC News
London poet Raymond Antrobus, who was thought to be dyslexic with severe learning disabilities until his deafness was discovered at the age of six, has won ...
Poetry celebration underway Waupaca County News
People may create blackout poems at the Waupaca Area Public Library this month. Angie Landsverk Photo. TagsNational Poetry Month WaupacaWaupaca ...
Hanif Abdurraqib and Morgan Parker Chat Poetry and Blackness in America VICE
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He believes poetry is the fountain of youth The Boston Globe
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Ann Cannon: Poetry recommendations for the kids in your life Salt Lake Tribune
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Poetry round-up: McCarthy delights with second collection in two years The Irish Times
Plus new poetry from Julia Copus.
#NaPoWriMo: 10 poets from India who are embracing (and excelling at) National Poetry Writing Month - Scroll.in
#NaPoWriMo: 10 poets from India who are embracing (and excelling at) National Poetry Writing Month Scroll.in
This April, like every year since 2003, is bringing us some fantastic daily poetry. Here are 10 poets worth following.
Poetry: For National Poetry Month, Notable Maine Poets Discuss Their Work and The Role of Poetry - Maine Public
Poetry: For National Poetry Month, Notable Maine Poets Discuss Their Work and The Role of Poetry Maine Public
April is National Poetry Month. With the release of new books by a number of prominent Maine poets, we'll discuss the role of poetry in today's culture and.
The best recent poetry – review roundup The Guardian
Witch by Rebecca Tamás; Near Future by Suzannah Evans; O Positive by Joe Dunthorne; Discipline by Jane Yeh. Ben Wilkinson. Sat 6 Apr 2019 06.00 EDT.
“A golden age of poetry and power of which this noonday’s the beginning hour…” - Ukiah Daily Journal
“A golden age of poetry and power of which this noonday’s the beginning hour…” Ukiah Daily Journal
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A Poet and Essayist Meditates on the Deep Roots Binding Humans and Trees The New York Times
C.D. Wright's posthumous book “Casting Deep Shade” offers a guided walk through beech forests and her own wide-ranging mind.
Running on Coffee: And the Pulitzer for poetry goes to... Reading Eagle
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Stanley Plumly, Md. poet laureate who wrote of nature and memory, dies at 79 Washington Post
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Renowned Poet Joins Georgia Tech Poetry Department Atlanta Jewish Times
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Valley Verses: Conway resident to release first poetry collection, “Kairos” The Recorder
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Five Cambridge poets will see their work imprinted on the sidewalk this fall The Boston Globe
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Poetry book of the month: Insomnia by John Kinsella - review The Guardian
The relationship between art and our beleaguered ecosystem fires the Australian poet's new collection.
Reviews: Four collections of poetry: Lee Ann Roripaugh, Ilya Kaminsky, Ed Bok Lee and Freya Manfred - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Reviews: Four collections of poetry: Lee Ann Roripaugh, Ilya Kaminsky, Ed Bok Lee and Freya Manfred Minneapolis Star Tribune
POETRY: Collections take on an "annihilatrix" tsunami, trauma and aging with power and insight.
In David Baker’s nature poetry, devastation lurks always in the background The Washington Post
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Portland's Café Review marks 30 years of curating poetry from around the world Press Herald
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Local poet remembers Donald Hall, Jane Kenyon at event Concord Monitor
In honor of National Poetry Month, poet Wesley McNair will offer a recollection of his literary friendship with Donald Hall and Jane Kenyon, which began in the ...
On poetry, tradition, risk-taking, and colonial barbarians Al Jazeera English
A conversation between Indian poet Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee and Palestinian poet Najwan Darwish.
Lydia Sigourney was a famous poet -- but was she a good poet? Hartford Courant
Her work was long ago dismissed as maudlin, artificial, formulaic, and insipid. One critic described it as “fifty-nine volumes of lachrymose verbosity.” Not even her ...
Poet Hanif Abdurraqib Discusses His Writing Process NPR
For National Poetry Month, poet, essayist, and cultural critic Hanif Abdurraqib shares a poem and his writing process. ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: Sometimes the ...
The Poetry Of An X-Ray Science Friday
Rafael Campo, a doctor and a poet, turns his experiences in the operating room into poetry.
Poetry at McLeod returns on Sun. April 28 with activist poet Glenis Redmond Charleston City Paper
The latest installment in the Poetry at McLeod series will feature “Imagination Activist” poet Glenis Redmond. The reception and reading will be held at McLeod ...
Chrome extension replaces Google’s canned replies with poetry The Verge
Google traditionally plagues the internet with its own April Fools' gags on April 1st, but developer Chris Zubak-Skees has beaten the internet giant at its own ...
Entrancing Poetry Picture Books The New York Times
Some of the best illustrated children's books are not stories — they're poems that use language, form and rhythm to let kids reflect, imagine and think.
Jammin' for poetry: Students perform prose Eagle-Tribune
NORTH ANDOVER — With April vacation only two or three hours away, 50 or so students and a few adults produced the annual North Andover High School ...
Linda Gregg, Poet of Taut, Vivid Verse, Is Dead at 76 The New York Times
Linda Gregg, who explored beauty, loss, struggle and desire in award-winning poetry that was spare but intense and deeply evocative, died on March 20 in ...
Photos: Renée Adams leads Del Ray poetry walk Alexandria Times
Renée Adams, the creator and curator of a Del Ray poetry fence, led a poetry walk down Mount Vernon Avenue on April 6. During the walk, Adams took ...
A Case of The Fears
Chicken Soup is good for a coldSleep is good for the FluWhen I get a case of the FearsWhat is a person to do?It is not bacteriaAlthough it can eat away my soulIt is not a virusYet, it can keep me from feeling wholeI know what will do the trick,What will put me back on top,A great big bowl of Ice CreamWill really hit the spotThat was great and now I am doneOne bowl just won't doIf one is good, then more is greatAnd now I have eaten two.Bowls three, four, five and sixCame and then they wentI think my case of the fears are fixedLook at how my time was spentI am getting sleepyIt is time to go to bedMy fears are no longer in my stomachNow they are in my headI close my eyes and I can seeThe Fears I want to killI will do, whatever it takesTo keep the monsters still.
The Spirits de Copan
Part oneI see them in the skies I hear them in their hells They whisper and they moanAnd never are alone- The Spirits and the Ghouls? The Spirits de Copan!They are shadows in my world Echoes in my dreams A mystery and a force To a cosmic happening! The Spirits and the Ghouls? The Spirits de Copan!..
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.
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.
Shakespeares Sonnet XVIII, Shall I Compare Thee to a Summers Day?
Shakespeare's sonnets require time and effort to appreciate. Understanding the numerous meanings of the lines, the crisply made references, the brilliance of the images, and the complexity of the sound, rhythm and structure of the verse demands attention and experience.
Man Unbowed [A poem]
Man UnbowedUnbowed by sin, the world of man, stands Upon his feet he gapes into the sky, The indifference of centuries within his eyes, And in his heart the curse of the old world. Who made him dead to love and God? A thing that breathes only for wants and needs, With a lack of emotion, a brother to the fox? Who tightened and pushed up his jagged brow? (To make him look so grand, so proud-so tall.
Famous Poets Quotations - Top 30 Poetry Quotations by Famous Poets
"For this reason poetry is something more philosophical and more worthy of serious attention than history."-- Aristotle"Every American poet feels that the whole responsibility for contemporary poetry has fallen upon his shoulders, that he is a literary aristocracy of one.
The Time Has Come and Buzzing
Most of my poems are written late at night, often, as this one was, after I have turned out the lights to go to sleep. It seems that is the time when I am most creative.
Lamenting Poetic Moods [six Poems]
Advance: in Mr. Siluk's poetry one finds symbolist values, sensuous impressions; verbal magic and even childish jingles; at times the popular 8-syllable verse (ballad metre).
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!.
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.
Five Poems from Home [And a view on the planet vs. the poet]
Five Poems from Home1) Remembering: Dorothy Parker [Dedicated to the 1920s Poetess]Let it be said, Dorothy Parker lies dead, cremated to ash and poetry; thus, she died at the ripe old age of seventy-three-.The tiny woman with a big mouth, who got caught in the rain and couldn't get out: continued to play the game, all the same, like drops of rain upon a pane.
Looking Out the Rear Window
The funeral rite concluded With the pastor shaking hands, Offering words of comfort I didn't quite understand.The undertakers came forth And summoned pallbearers' four.
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.
Give Me a Lily Pad & The Continuum [two Poems]
What can I do to keep this world in its orbital spin? I gave up trying to win the hearts of the many-. Throw the meat-balls against the wall, stop, stop!! Trying to make them spin, like God did in the heavens!Sexual longings-a pathway to anger and rage- Turn the page to the cheap hotels, turn the page Give it a pathway to run, tell your friends, they've won.
Four Poems: Grendels Nature...the Racetrack...Counting days...[Now in English and Spanish]
English Version1) Grendel's DivorceYou must know that I do not hateAnd that I hate you, Because everything dead has twoSides; A sound is one arm of the quiet, Ice has its warm half.I hate you in order to start hating you To begin life again And never to stop hating you: That is why I do not hate you yet.
Blind Designs [a Poem] and a Note by Rosa on The Other Door
Blind DesignsBorn today, gone tomorrow Like a butterfly with no stomach Born n the morning, dead by night Oh-let me whisper Oh-let me cry What man has not learned? What man will not learn! In his pomposity, his rhetoric With his abstract concepts With his intellect With his creativeness He has become enslaved By-them? By them all, he will fall. Ah! Yes-abstract concepts Bombast and rhetoric His intellect His cleverness This he leaves behind To his decedents!.
No one should have to beg or crawl before humanity. No one should have to scheme to procure philanthropy.
In The Midst Of All
In the midst of darkness, there is light. In the midst of evil, there is virtue.
Two Poems and a Short Story
1)dying in the bar [sluggishly]yet, I would crawl too upto the bar, it was everything, the dampness the carved wood the zoned-out-ness in my head dreaming; it was better than death? then I took another drink?so many I never moved much, like dead fish. my head split like an ass it was numb and, nothing else numbness was my homeacross the street, dancing on the patio the moon was out.
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