Wake up Azra, you must go.
Azra, my little girl,
I know Azra it is not fare.
It is you Azra
Oh Mother, must I,
Azra, Azra, my heart aches for you.
Poetry submissions sought for 4th annual PoemVillage | News, Sports, Jobs - The Adirondack Daily Enterprise
Poetry submissions sought for 4th annual PoemVillage | News, Sports, Jobs The Adirondack Daily Enterprise
SARANAC LAKE — The community will come together to celebrate poetry for the fourth year, and the Adirondack Center for Writing wants your poems. Love.
Clark County students invited to submit poetry for C-Tran buses The Columbian
A city bus trip may be an awfully mundane moment. You're just biding your time, staring out the window or staring at your phone, before getting out and getting ...
Comedy, dinner theater, poetry and theater Arizona Daily Star
Family Friendly Improv Comedy — Unscrewed Theater, 4500 E. Speedway. Taking suggestions from the audience, performers create games and scenes right ...
Slam poetry breathes new life into the age-old topic of love The Dartmouth
Slam is a venue away from the traditional stuffiness of poetry, which is why it makes sense that the most fertile ground for slam is on the Internet. Both slam and ...
ALAS to host slam poetry open mic night with WU-SLam Student Life
The Association of Latin American Students (ALAS) is partnering with WU-SLam to host their first ever open mic night on Saturday, Feb. 23. Sophomore Mia ...
Fresh poetry, music coming to Greenville | Arts & Entertainment ECU The East Carolinian
An upcoming showcase will allow poets and musicians to share their work to the Greenville community, as well as perform alongside a notable North Carolinian ...
Poetry at the library Islands' Sounder
As part of the Library's Black History Month events, they are partnering with the African-American Writers' Alliance to bring three leading poets from the Seattle ...
Bremerton seeks its first poet laureate Kitsap Sun
The city's designated poet will write original works highlighting the city.
Hip-hop artist Watsky bridges music, poetry on tour stop Feb. 28 at Palladium Worcester Telegram
In 2011, Watsky, an award-winning slam poet, broke through in the hip-hop world when his video for “Pale Kid Raps Fast” went viral. He then built on that ...
What Charles Bukowski’s Glamorous Displays of Alcoholism Left Out The New York Times
A new collection of the writer's prose and poems, “On Drinking,” makes clear how evasive he was even in his most seemingly honest work. Can Bukowski's view ...
UA Poetry Center part of national coalition that received $1M grant Arizona Daily Star
Will help pay for programs, fellowships over next four years.
Demand for poetry books soars — thanks to Instagram Telegraph India
Instapoets seem to be challenging foundational ideas about poetry while expanding its horizons for amateur poets.
Why wasn’t Poetry Please in the Radio Times’s top 30 greatest radio shows of all time? - Spectator.co.uk
Why wasn’t Poetry Please in the Radio Times’s top 30 greatest radio shows of all time? Spectator.co.uk
With the upsurge of listeners to Classic FM (now boasted to be 5.6 million listeners each week) and the imminent launch of a new commercial station, Scala…
In Kathmandu, performance poetry is exploding - Arts and Entertainment The Kathmandu Post
Yukta Bajracharya's work aligns itself with contemporary forms of poetry—from ones filled with angst and romance to others that connect with the tribulations and ...
'Roving on a winter night' music and poetry concert River Falls Journal
The Unitarian Universalist Society of River Falls will host a unique afternoon concert of music and poetry on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. featuring Fendrick and ...
Craig Morgan Teicher Reads Forrest Gander The New Yorker
Craig Morgan Teicher joins Kevin Young to read and discuss Forrest Gander's poem “Son,” and his own poem “Son.”
Spoken word poetry raises student voice, literacy and confidence Education Dive
From poetry slam competitions to in-class recitations, educators are using the medium to engage students in learning with topics they're passionate about.
How poetry let James Cagney reckon with a discovery that upended him San Francisco Chronicle
Last fall, J.K. Fowler, the founder of the small Oakland publisher Nomadic Press, rifled through the press' upcoming catalog of works during an interview with The ...
Wolverhampton Literature Festival review: John Cooper-Clark treats fans to evening of quick-fire poetry - with pictures - expressandstar.com
Wolverhampton Literature Festival review: John Cooper-Clark treats fans to evening of quick-fire poetry - with pictures expressandstar.com
Devoted fans hung on his every word as performance poet John Cooper Clarke regaled a packed Bilston Town Hall with anecdotes and quick-fire poetry.
This 32-year-old poet (and firefighter) mails poems to strangers without a return address - The Washington Post
This 32-year-old poet (and firefighter) mails poems to strangers without a return address The Washington Post
Every day, somewhere in Prince William County, two residents receive an unusual piece of mail: a greeting card containing the same handwritten poem. "A gift ...
D’Angelo Russell Is Poetry on the Court. Take It From a Poet. The New York Times
The Nets' All-Star point guard has a fan in Mikko Harvey, an award winner. They see the parallels in their crafts, sharing the tension between daring and safe.
STEFANI DIAS: Resilient local poetry-inspired art series returns The Bakersfield Californian
Resilience comes in many forms. It can be the prisoner coping with isolation, the artist struggling to stay inspired or the student to stay on track and succeed no ...
Students honored for poetry inspired by MLK Jr. PostBulletin.com
The words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. have inspired many through the years. On Saturday, his legacy was on display as eight students from throughout the city ...
CORE Winery to host Los Angeles and Santa Maria poets | Art Santa Maria Sun
CORE Winery's Second Saturday poetry series will feature Los Angeles poet Laurel Ann Bogen as well as Santa Maria poet Dorothy “Dot”...
Carol Heuchan to perform at Gloucester Rotary's Bush Poetry at the Saleyards 2019 - Gloucester Advocate
Carol Heuchan to perform at Gloucester Rotary's Bush Poetry at the Saleyards 2019 Gloucester Advocate
Carol Heuchan joins the line up for the 2019 Bush Poetry at the Saleyards.
‘The power of poetry comes when we engage other people’ says new Olympia poet laureate - The Olympian
‘The power of poetry comes when we engage other people’ 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 ...
Poetry Out Loud Weekly Alibi
Unlike slam poetry, Poetry Out Loud asks students to select existing works from an anthology of 900 poems edited by The Poetry Foundation. The focus of the ...
CIDR Poetry Slam BLC News & Events
The Center for Intercultural Development and Resources (C.I.D.R.) presents a Poetry/Spoken Word Slam in The Lab coffee shop (in Luther Hall 105) as part of ...
Free gala reading kicks off historic black poetry conference Princeton University
"Black Poetry: A Conference" — a historic gathering of 42 poets — will open with a free gala reading Feb. 14 at McCarter Theatre Center's Matthews Theatre.
Hopewell Junction's Raphael Kosek named Dutchess County 2019 Poet Laureate Poughkeepsie Journal
Raphael Kosek of Hopewell Junction was appointed by Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro as the county's 2019 Poet Laureate.
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
Ann Linda Namuddu: On her poetic metaphors of love Independent
Ann Linda Namuddu Mubeezi is a promising poet with an artistic streak who loves to write about love. In a space of two years, between 2012 and 2014, the ...
Nepal celebrates International Mother Language Day with a poetry festival The Kathmandu Post
Nepal Academy organised a poetry event to observe International Mother Language Day in Kathmandu on Thursday. The festival featured poets from various ...
Writing poetry as a step toward common ground The Christian Century
Jacinta White, a poet in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, started the Word Project as a way to help youth tell their stories through poetry. She conducts workshops ...
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 pharmacy set to open in Shropshire The Guardian
The Emergency Poet, Deborah Alma, plans to dispense literary first aid from a shop in Bishop's Castle.
MSU's writer-in-residence brings award-winning poetry to campus Mississippi State Newsroom
Member of the Mvskoke (Creek) Nation, award-winning poet and musician Joy Harjo will present a public reading Feb. 27 at Mississippi State University.
Six Missoula students advance to state poetry competition The Missoulian
Students from Missoula-area schools recited the works of poets including Stephen Crane, Maya Angelou and Brenda Cárdenas during a regional poetry ...
In 'Kill Class,' A Poet Aims To Map The Distance Between Perspectives NPR
At her best, Nomi Stone is able to make an anthropological excavation into something beautiful and haunting, laced with double meanings. But at times she ...
Poetry slams are helping to revitalise the Basque language The Economist
BEFORE AN AUDIENCE of 500 people on the outskirts of Pamplona, Maialen Lujanbio, the reigning champion of bertsolaritza, the Basque oral tradition of ...
Boog City Celebrates St. Patrick's Day with U2's Boy Live and Irish Poetry Broadway World
Boog City is celebrating St. Patrick's Day with a live performance of U2's debut Boy as part of Boog's Classic Albums Live series, with readings by Irish poets ...
Students put 'truth' on display at Poetry Slam in Hammond Chicago Tribune
A new art gallery in Hammond was recently christened with a Poetry Slam. Twenty-five entrants were set to perform before the audience of more than 100 ...
Events promoting Vietnamese literature, poetry conclude | Vietnam+ http://en.vietnamplus.vn/
A performance at the opening ceremony of the 4th International Conference Promoting Vietnamese Literature and the 3rd International Poetry Festival in Hanoi ...
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.
Skeen reflects on establishing poetry center MSUToday
Anita Skeen, founding director of the Center for Poetry at MSU and a professor in the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities, is considered one of ...
N.C. Poet Laureate, N.C. A&T students share poetry with Biscuitville customers in Greensboro - Greensboro News & Record
N.C. Poet Laureate, N.C. A&T students share poetry with Biscuitville customers in Greensboro Greensboro News & Record
A Biscuitville in Greensboro served poetry with breakfast on Monday when N.C. Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green and N.C. A&T students shared their art with ...
‘I don’t get off/on pain anymore’: Poets turn life’s challenges into verse The Washington Post
For nearly 30 years, Dorianne Laux has written about love and violence, survival and grief, in poems that are clear, compelling and insightful. In “Only as the Day ...
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 ...
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 ...
Poets team up for new single | Entertainment Jamaica Star Online
A wind of change is blowing on the local poetry scene as a new generation of dub poets and spoken-word artistes come to the fore. Two of these poets, Richie ...
Greek Poet Titos Patrikios To Be Feted in London Greek Reporter
The life and work of the acclaimed 90-year old Greek poet Titos Patrikios will be celebrated at a special event in London on March 10, 2019. Patrikios, who turns ...
The Peninsula's Poetry Door County Pulse
Curated by the Door County Poets Collective. Beginning in January 2019 and continuing in the first week of each month, the Door County Poets Collective will ...
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 ...
Land of westlin’ winds: the best Scottish poetry for Burns Night The Guardian
James Naughtie's picks include bashed pillows, sharp stars and sexy spacemen. What are your favourites?
Deltona High students publish book of poetry The West Volusia Beacon
From migrant workers to major-league sports stars, a new book of poetry written by an intensive reading class at Deltona High School pays tribute to all aspects ...
Music, poetry at Yellow Barn Brattleboro Reformer
PUTNEY — Yellow Barn welcomes eight newcomers for an exploration of the personal relationship between British composer Benjamin Britten and poet W.H. ...
Retrospective collection by Robert Bly puts poetry at the center of life Minneapolis Star Tribune
There might be little left to say about Robert Bly, the poet, critic, translator and nonagenarian whose astonishing “Collected Poems” is now available. Ever since ...
Mangion Celebration to feature poet Catherine Barnett Seacoastonline.com
KITTERY POINT – Poet Catherine Barnett will be featured in the Kittery Art Association's annual Mangion Poetry Celebration on Saturday, May 11, at the First ...
Honor black history with Saturday's sweet potato pie cook-off and poetry event muskogeenow.com
The Palace in Muskogee is celebrating Black History Month on Saturday with a sweet potato pie cook-off and poetry event.
POET Technologies Establishes Photonics Design Capabilities in Ottawa GlobeNewswire
Combines Development Efforts with MillView Photonics. - POET Named to the 2019 TSX Venture 50 List of Companies. SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 21, 2019 ...
Micromobility: the Prose and Poetry of the Scooter-Faithful WIRED
The shared, electric scooter and bike-based industry has earned its own conference—even as the hype starts to cool.
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.
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 ...
Incarcerated girls are letting their voices soar with poetry. And it's powerful Courier Journal
Project Uncaged is an arts-based, trauma-informed program that aims to amplify young women's stories at Louisville Metro Youth Detention Services.
Bob Dylan's Lyrics, Poetry, and Prose Showcased at Chicago's American Writers Museum Mental Floss
Dylan's personal copy of "The Catcher in the Rye" is one of the rare items on display. In it, he wrote notes and drew doodles.
Award-winning poet Oliver de la Paz will be next reader in UMF Visiting Writers Series - Daily Bulldog
Award-winning poet Oliver de la Paz will be next reader in UMF Visiting Writers Series Daily Bulldog
FARMINGTON - The University of Maine at Farmington's celebrated Visiting Writers Series presents award-winning poet, Oliver de la Paz, as the popular ...
Carroll County student takes first place in regional poetry competition Carroll County Times
The Poetry Out Loud competition held annually encourages students to memorize and perform great poems. Gerstell Academy student Kate Maerten took home ...
American Life in Poetry: ‘Aquarium, February’ 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 ...
Yale ‘genius grant’ winner Claudia Rankine to open Sunken Garden Poetry Festival - Hartford Courant - Hartford Courant
Yale ‘genius grant’ winner Claudia Rankine to open Sunken Garden Poetry Festival - Hartford Courant Hartford Courant
Poet Claudia Rankine, the MacArthur Foundation “genius grant” winner who teaches poetry at Yale, will launch the 27th annual Sunken Garden Poetry Festival ...
Irish poet Annemarie Ní Churreáin to read from award-winning debut collection taosnews
In the six stanzas comprising "Six Ways to Wash Your Hands (Ayliffe 1978)," Irish poet Annemarie Ní Churreáin heartbreakingly recounts one of the darkest ...
300 Million Poets: Amateur Poetry and Our Imminent Reconnection to the Land Resilience
The “poetry of everyday life” -- amateur poetry written every day by common people; personal reflections written and shared with family and neighbors,
Teachers promise to print book of their poetry motivates Deltona High students - Daytona Beach News-Journal
Teachers promise to print book of their poetry motivates Deltona High students Daytona Beach News-Journal
Ripping the wrapping paper from the packages in front of them, students in Hazel Sparrow's intensive reading class at Deltona High began to grin once they ...
Local high school students to compete in Poetry Out Loud state finals in March - Beckley Register-Herald
Local high school students to compete in Poetry Out Loud state finals in March Beckley Register-Herald
Several local students will recite poems by Rita Dove, Billy Collins, Sara Teasdale, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Carmen Gimenez Smith, Kevin Young and ...
Love, poetry and pan-Arabism: The broken dream of Balqis and Nizar Middle East Eye
Every year, Arab scholars commemorate the 1981 assassination of Balqis al-Rawi, wife of poet Nizar Qabbani. He stopped writing about love - and the Arab ...
Poetry Out Loud Recitation Contest at Bookworks, Albuquerque Weekly Alibi
Unlike slam poetry, Poetry Out Loud asks students to select existing works from an anthology of 900 poems edited by The Poetry Foundation. The focus of the ...
Huckleberries: CdA’s propagator of poetry pens poems that are pure Montana The Spokesman-Review
Roger Dunsmore has spent the six years in his adopted hometown of Coeur d'Alene promoting the work of other poets. Dunsmore?
Crawford: Remembering a poet who wrote in the 'vernacular of humanity' Greenville News
Katherine Scott Crawford writes about recently deceased poet Mary Oliver.
Professor Charles Bernstein awarded Yale's 2019 Bollingen Prize for Poetry - Penn: Office of University Communications
Professor Charles Bernstein awarded Yale's 2019 Bollingen Prize for Poetry Penn: Office of University Communications
Charles Bernstein is the 51st poet to be honored with the biennial prize, one of the most prestigious given to American writers. Bernstein's latest collection ...
Black Affairs Association sponsors The Poetry Cafe easttennessean.com
On Feb. 19, ETSU's Black Affairs Association sponsored “The Poetry Café,” in association with February's Black History Month events. The evening focused on ...
Tom Brady turned to poetry in his latest motivational Instagram post Boston.com
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady shared a poem from Douglas Malloch called "Good Timber." Read more on Boston.com.
Valentino brings poetry to Paris with feast of flowers Reuters
PARIS (Reuters) - Italian fashion label Valentino created a dreamlike ode to spring on the catwalk in Paris on Wednesday, as models appeared to float down the ...
Trinidad Blue | Poetry North Coast Journal
Quiet hamlet, I call home. Cirrus skyscape With abundance Of blue. Redwood friends Confiding to me, Their silent stories Of a century or more. Beaches...
An Interview with Poet Thom Caraway Spokane Public Radio
Thom Caraway is the author of the poetry collections, A Visitor's Guide to North Dakota , published by Finishing Line Press in 2007 and What the Sky Lacks.
ASU acquires Holocaust poetry, artist's miniature book collection Arizona State University
A collection of miniature artist's books and a limited-edition English translation of poetry by a child Holocaust victim are now available for reading and viewing at ...
Cinema International Presents Story of Chilean Politician and Poet WKMS
Born in 1904 , Pablo Neruda (born Neftali Ricardo Reyes Basoalto) was a Nobel Prize-winning poet-diplomat and Chilean politician. Assistant professors of.
Squam Lakes Association to host poetry reading Feb. 20 The Laconia Daily Sun
HOLDERNESS — The Squam Lakes Association will host a poetry reading on Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 7-8 p.m. This special Squam Speaker Series will ...
Somaliland: Free Poet Detained for Critical Poems Human Rights Watch
(Nairobi, February 19, 2019) – Somaliland authorities should immediately and unconditionally release from arbitrary detention Abdirahman Ibrahim Adan, a poet ...
Nikita Gill's "Your Heart Is The Sea" is not unlike a treasure hunt Creative Loafing Tampa
I'm not sure of the best way to write about Nikita Gill's latest collection of poetry, Your Heart Is The Sea. On one hand, I see a book that really means well — that ...
Feb. 7, Arts and Entertainment: Poet laureate enjoys first year Vallejo Times Herald
D.L. Lang is the first to agree it is good to be queen. Actually, not quite queen. But poet laureate isn't a bad start. “It's changed my life,” Lang said. “It's changed ...
Poet accused of insulting government 'must be freed' BBC News
Rights group Amnesty demands the release of a poet detained for insulting the Somaliland government.
James K Baxter: venerated poet's letters about marital rape rock New Zealand The Guardian
Collection of writings just released includes references to rape of then-wife Jackie Sturm, herself an acclaimed poet and author.
Baylor English Professor and Poet Receives One of New Zealand's Leading National Literary Awards - Baylor University
Baylor English Professor and Poet Receives One of New Zealand's Leading National Literary Awards Baylor University
Grimshaw Sargeson Fellowship will allow Chloe Honum, Ph.D., to research and write during four-month residence at Sargeson Centre in Auckland.
Professor Baruch November Uses Poetry to Showcase Shared Struggles Facing Minorities - Touro College News
Professor Baruch November Uses Poetry to Showcase Shared Struggles Facing Minorities Touro College News
How does Touro Professor Baruch November keep his diverse students engaged while also highlighting shared struggles facing minorities? Hint: It involves ...
Local poet Brandon Amico awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Mountain Xpress
Today, the National Endowment for the Arts announced that Brandon Amico is one of 35 poets who will receive an FY 2019 Creative Writing Fellowship of ...
Photos: NC Poet Laureate, A&T students read poetry at Biscuitville in Greensboro - Winston-Salem Journal
Photos: NC Poet Laureate, A&T students read poetry at Biscuitville in Greensboro Winston-Salem Journal
A Biscuitville in Greensboro served poetry with breakfast on Monday when N.C. Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green and N.C. A&T students shared their art with ...
Maryland's 86-Year-Old Poet Laureate Is A Buddhist, Mother, Navy Wife And Lifelong Badass - WAMU 88.5
Maryland's 86-Year-Old Poet Laureate Is A Buddhist, Mother, Navy Wife And Lifelong Badass WAMU 88.5
Grace Cavalieri sees herself as a protector of language's beauty in dark times. She became Maryland's poet laureate in December.
Ocean City Poetry Reading With Mark Soifer Postponed Ocean City, NJ Patch
Ocean City Poetry Reading With Soifer Postponed - Ocean City, NJ - The reading will be postponed for a later date to be determined.
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.
Review Of Stephen B. Wileys First Book Of Poetry: HERO ISLAND
Poet Stephen B. Wiley's first book of poetry, Hero Island, reflects tender snapshots and reminiscent overviews of various stages of his life as a youngster working on a farm in New Jersey, summer vacations spent with his family in Northern Vermont, and his positive stance on life.
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).
Breathing-in, Minnesota [a poem: now in Spanish and English]
In early fall, in Minnesota, the rain falls, falls, In buckets, buckets and more buckets-: drops Likened to music from its many streams-land Of ten-thousand lakes; moistened gravel, gravel Everywhere?Grandpa sits on the porch-daydreaming of, of Something, perhaps winter around the corner-; As the flies disappear, with the mosquitoes? Leaves will soon vanish, shadows will come earlyMaybe he's thinking about summer: miles and miles And miles and miles of cornfields; his childhood now Long gone, he hums a hymn, a song; looking at the Metal-piped fence, he made, with three poles, on the Embankment, leading up the steps to the porch; It's worn-out like him.The winds in Minnesota smell fresh, fresh from all The foliage, there's a lot of it.
The Treasure of Catalina Huanca (In English and Spanish)
Note: written after seeing the little adobe 16th century church San Sebastian, in San Jeronimo, by the mountains of Huancayo, Peru, after being taken there by the Wandering Quechua guide, Enrique (4-13-2005).The Treasure of Catalina HuancaWritten by Dennis L.
Here And There
My eyes opened. I am still alive; Living on planet earth.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Song of the Great Zimbabwe, and Silver and Inca Blood [Poems and notes]
"Song of the Great Zimbabwe"Across the African, winter's skyIn the Southern edge of Zimbabwe Looking down from the Hill ComplexFrom on top, of an Ancient Rock O'er the mountains steep-:A, vista I've longed to see, residesA site, I've longed to meet-; Thus, dwells, within this African Valley,Among the greatest of man's feats? The great, Great Zimbabwe (Enclosure).A million-stones, built these ancient wallsSome twelve-fathoms, fathoms high That seems to reach unto the sky;Some say: a fortress, and palace, it is; And perhaps-, the legendary 'Ophir!'#747 7/2/05Silver and Inca BloodIn the Great Silver mines of Potosi-(Inca Indians) Conscripted mine workersCarry Quotas of ore-up hundreds of feetOf rope laddered-steps For don Francisco de ToledoAnd King Philip II, of Spain-;A farcified vision to becomeRich-off Inca blood, In the year-1571?#744 7/1/05Notes: (The Inca Empire): the assumption is often that the Inca Empire was a large enterprise of its self; a common mistake at best; complicated for sure; but for the most part, the Inca Empire was comprised of ethnic groups who were subjugated into the Inca Empire, similar to the Roman, which was a city nation [Empire] you might say, who subjugated the whole world into its Roman Empire; likewise, so did the Incas of South America.
A Happiness Poem
If a happiness poem could bring forth a smile, Then my face would always dress in style.If my ears could hear my computer screen, From one to another, they, too, would grin.
The Crusader: A Search for the Virtue Inside (an excerpt of an Epic Poem)
On through the darkness she searches the bones Seeking the hand of her love; Deep in the stillness, the maid searches on, Petitioning help from above. Onward she gropes through the flesh and the blood Of the warriors disfigured and maimed; She carries no hope for the life of her love - For naught but his body she came.
I Hate The Wait (Weight)
I get up in the morningAnd want to stay in bedOh, so nice and warmLike fresh from the oven bread.My day is oh so busyI wish that I could stayIn the quiet of my houseIf only I could play.
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.
The Art of Receiving Poetic Critique
You can show your poem to your mom, your spouse, your co-workers, or your friends, but you might not get the responses that you can suck up into your little writing fingers to use in an effort to refine your craft. What does it really mean when someone who cares about you, but not for poetry says, "Wow, this is great.
Savage Nature: The Life of Ted Hughes
One of the most important poets of the post-war period, Edward James Hughes (1930-1998), was drawn towards the primitive. He was enchanted by the beauty of the natural world, frequently portraying its cruel and savage temperament in his work as a reflection of his own personal suffering and mystical beliefs - convinced that modern man had lost touch with the primordial side of his nature.
Two Poems: Black Poncho, and Spirits of de Copan [in English and Spanish]
English Version12) Black Poncho(of Saint Cosme Hill, by Lima, Peru)Lost in the grottos of Peru- By the hills of Huancayo Black Poncho was given A treasure of gold?; By none other than, Demonic goblins!?in the form of scorching fruit; Hence, Black Poncho fooled The goblins of oldBy using his poncho to pull The sizzling golden fruit Through the Andes to Lima, Peru!?Henceforward, he was swindled By a jeweler of dire repute. Thus, his life changed (as so often they do); And now he lives with: Thirty-five dogs, on San Cosme Hill.
AFRICA (to africans in diaspora)africa here i come, africa africa of the black soul the soul of an ancient culture the culture of your timid tribes.its your voice i hear africa your voice of the talking drums your beaded drums and the royal trumpeter the metal gong of your town crieri have come to see your music dance i have heard of your ageless minstrels have i not heard of your swinging hips! i have heard enough and have come to watch wouldn't you dance for me africaafrica here i come africa would you not show me to your tribes the timid tribes of your sweetened tongues the varied tongues of your virtuous menafrica, black soul africa tell me about your gods your gods of the sky and of the mother earth your gods of the hills and of the rivers aboundshow me to your kings africa your kings of the ancient dynasty the ancient dynasty of rusted spear and shield africa, here i come africaHEAVENLY GUESTheavenly guest heralding thunderously in its own awake pelting on men as well, the gods gathering itself drop by drop.
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