Infected Ideologies [a Poetic Portrait]
the disease of extremism
Notes by Rosa Peñaloza: the author has not written to be political, rather psychological as his mind works-both in poetry and perhaps with all his writings. He writes as he sees things, be it close up, or from a distance. And he sees evidently terrorism more in an ideological frame than others do. Right or wrong, he looks at the character, the soul of the phenomenon. When he wrote the book, "Islam, In search of Satan's Rib," many thought of the book being anti this and that. When in essence, he was looking at the God's you might say; again, not political, per se, rather, psychological, if not theological, and not trying to persuade anyone to any certain religion. He received a letter of thanks from Arial Sharon, and a picture signed by him, as a compliment. This poem seems to reflect some of that old message he tried to write in the book.
Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry, No. 5 Cleveland Scene
This is the fifth in a monthly series by Dave Lucas, the Poet Laureate of the State of Ohio. You can read the September Installment, (No. 1), here; the October ...
Poetry submissions sought for 4th annual PoemVillage | News, Sports, Jobs - The Adirondack Daily Enterprise
Poetry submissions sought for 4th annual PoemVillage | News, Sports, Jobs The Adirondack Daily Enterprise
SARANAC LAKE â The community will come together to celebrate poetry for the fourth year, and the Adirondack Center for Writing wants your poems. Love.
Clark County students invited to submit poetry for C-Tran buses The Columbian
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ALAS to host slam poetry open mic night with WU-SLam Student Life
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Bremerton seeks its first poet laureate Kitsap Sun
The city's designated poet will write original works highlighting the city.
Poetry at the library Islands' Sounder
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Hip-hop artist Watsky bridges music, poetry on tour stop Feb. 28 at Palladium Worcester Telegram
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What Charles Bukowskiâs Glamorous Displays of Alcoholism Left Out The New York Times
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UA Poetry Center part of national coalition that received $1M grant Arizona Daily Star
The UA's Poetry Center was part of a national alliance awarded a $1 million grant that will help pay for programs, administration costs and fellowships for the ...
Demand for poetry books soars â thanks to Instagram Telegraph India
Instapoets seem to be challenging foundational ideas about poetry while expanding its horizons for amateur poets.
Why wasnât Poetry Please in the Radio Timesâs top 30 greatest radio shows of all time? - Spectator.co.uk
Why wasnât Poetry Please in the Radio Timesâs top 30 greatest radio shows of all time? Spectator.co.uk
With the upsurge of listeners to Classic FM (now boasted to be 5.6 million listeners each week) and the imminent launch of a new commercial station, Scalaâ¦
In Kathmandu, performance poetry is exploding - Arts and Entertainment The Kathmandu Post
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Culture Report: Poetry in a Time of Endless War Voice of San Diego
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'Roving on a winter night' music and poetry concert River Falls Journal
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Czechs go global with poetry social network Radio Prague
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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
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The revenge of Monsters Of Poetry Wortfm
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Wolverhampton Literature Festival review: John Cooper-Clark treats fans to evening of quick-fire poetry - with pictures - expressandstar.com
Wolverhampton Literature Festival review: John Cooper-Clark treats fans to evening of quick-fire poetry - with pictures expressandstar.com
Devoted fans hung on his every word as performance poet John Cooper Clarke regaled a packed Bilston Town Hall with anecdotes and quick-fire poetry.
This 32-year-old poet (and firefighter) mails poems to strangers without a return address - The Washington Post
This 32-year-old poet (and firefighter) mails poems to strangers without a return address The Washington Post
Prince William County's poet laureate doesn't want people to feel pressure to reply. âRead it. Enjoy it or don't enjoy it.â
Students honored for poetry inspired by MLK Jr. PostBulletin.com
The words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. have inspired many through the years. On Saturday, his legacy was on display as eight students from throughout the city ...
CORE Winery to host Los Angeles and Santa Maria poets | Art Santa Maria Sun
CORE Winery's Second Saturday poetry series will feature Los Angeles poet Laurel Ann Bogen as well as Santa Maria poet Dorothy âDotâ...
A Poetry Prescription For Your Valentine's Day Predicaments WBUR
Looking for a poetry recommendation to help get you through Valentine's Day? Sarah Kay, one of the people behind the Paris Review column Poetry Rx, is here ...
Carol Heuchan to perform at Gloucester Rotary's Bush Poetry at the Saleyards 2019 - Gloucester Advocate
Carol Heuchan to perform at Gloucester Rotary's Bush Poetry at the Saleyards 2019 Gloucester Advocate
Carol Heuchan joins the line up for the 2019 Bush Poetry at the Saleyards.
Poetry Out Loud Weekly Alibi
Unlike slam poetry, Poetry Out Loud asks students to select existing works from an anthology of 900 poems edited by The Poetry Foundation. The focus of the ...
The Poetry of Psychoanalysis Hyperallergic
Jasmine Gibson's training as a psychoanalyst seems to permeate the organization of her poems' imagery. Jeffrey Grunthaner2 days ago Â· Facebook Tweet ...
Pace: What Mary Oliver's poetry taught me Covington News
On Jan. 17 I lost a dear friend. Mary Oliver wasn't someone I knew personally, and I didn't even get the chance to hear her in person. But she's accompanied me ...
UOG professor releases book of tanka poetry Marianas Variety
MANGILAO, Guam (Press Release) â The classic Japanese poetry of a professor at the University of Guam's School of Education has been published by ...
CIDR Poetry Slam BLC News & Events
The Center for Intercultural Development and Resources (C.I.D.R.) presents a Poetry/Spoken Word Slam in The Lab coffee shop (in Luther Hall 105) as part of ...
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.
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.
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, ...
Oakland weekend: crab fest, Black Joy Parade, slam poetry, more Hoodline
Whether you're into live poetry, tech, or eating all the crab you possibly can, there's an event for you.
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 ...
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 ...
How Mary Oliver's Poetry Helped Us Understand The World wgbh.org
Poet Richard Blanco looks back on the life and work of Mary Oliver, who died at the age of 83 earlier this month.
Writing poetry as a step toward common ground The Christian Century
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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 CÃ¡rdenas during a regional poetry ...
Calling all poets: A Celebration of Poetry Month Concord Monitor
NewburyCalling all poetsThe Literary Arts Guild of the Center for the Arts, Lake Sunapee Region invites all local poets to submit poems for their upcoming âA ...
In 'Kill Class,' A Poet Aims To Map The Distance Between Perspectives NPR
At her best, Nomi Stone is able to make an anthropological excavation into something beautiful and haunting, laced with double meanings. But at times she ...
Poetry slams are helping to revitalise the Basque language The Economist
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Boog City Celebrates St. Patrick's Day with U2's Boy Live and Irish Poetry Broadway World
Boog City is celebrating St. Patrick's Day with a live performance of U2's debut Boy as part of Boog's Classic Albums Live series, with readings by Irish poets ...
Black History Month poetry showcase to feature Flint poet, CMU student poets - Central Michigan Life
Black History Month poetry showcase to feature Flint poet, CMU student poets Central Michigan Life
A poetry showcase for Black History Month will feature Flint poet Ernest Mack of "Nobody Big Yet" and Central Michigan University student poets as special ...
Events promoting Vietnamese literature, poetry conclude | Vietnam+ http://en.vietnamplus.vn/
A performance at the opening ceremony of the 4th International Conference Promoting Vietnamese Literature and the 3rd International Poetry Festival in Hanoi ...
Students put 'truth' on display at Poetry Slam in Hammond Chicago Tribune
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Skeen reflects on establishing poetry center MSUToday
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N.C. Poet Laureate, N.C. A&T students share poetry with Biscuitville customers in Greensboro - Greensboro News & Record
N.C. Poet Laureate, N.C. A&T students share poetry with Biscuitville customers in Greensboro Greensboro News & Record
A Biscuitville in Greensboro served poetry with breakfast on Monday when N.C. Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green and N.C. A&T students shared their art with ...
Ghosts, poetry and tragedy inspired by Noh theater at Windward CC UH System Current News
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Poets team up for new single | Entertainment Jamaica Star Online
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The Peninsula's Poetry Door County Pulse
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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 ...
Charleston's 'Soul of Poetry' event to combine meditation and spiritual poems - Charleston Post Courier
Charleston's 'Soul of Poetry' event to combine meditation and spiritual poems Charleston Post Courier
Charleston-based poet and writing instructor Matthew Foley is combining his love of meditation and words into a brand new event that will take place on Friday.
Land of westlinâ winds: the best Scottish poetry for Burns Night The Guardian
James Naughtie's picks include bashed pillows, sharp stars and sexy spacemen. What are your favourites?
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 ...
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 ...
Retrospective collection by Robert Bly puts poetry at the center of life Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Music, poetry at Yellow Barn Brattleboro Reformer
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Mangion Celebration to feature poet Catherine Barnett Seacoastonline.com
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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.
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
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Jimmy Cvetic Dies: Local Icon Was A Poet, Retired Detective And Boxing Coach 90.5 WESA
Jimmy Cvetic, a singular Pittsburgh character, has died. Cvetic, a gregarious and gravelly-voiced Pittsburgh native, was a Vietnam veteran, Allegheny County ...
Poet Who Wrote About Milwaukee's Fair Housing Struggle Named Poet Laureate - Wisconsin Public Radio News
Poet Who Wrote About Milwaukee's Fair Housing Struggle Named Poet Laureate Wisconsin Public Radio News
Peggy Rozga has been named a Wisconsin Poet Laureate, serving as an ambassador for poetry and creativity through her 2020 term.
Incarcerated girls are letting their voices soar with poetry. And it's powerful Courier Journal
Project Uncaged is an arts-based, trauma-informed program that aims to amplify young women's stories at Louisville Metro Youth Detention Services.
Students connect with the incarcerated in poetry course MSUToday
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Carroll County student takes first place in regional poetry competition Carroll County Times
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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 ...
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,
Irish poet Annemarie NÃ ChurreÃ¡in to read from award-winning debut collection taosnews
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TRAHC hosting poetry workshops Texarkana Gazette
The Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council hosts Papers & Poetry workshops starting today and running monthly through May.
Teachers promise to print book of their poetry motivates Deltona High students - Daytona Beach News-Journal
Teachers promise to print book of their poetry motivates Deltona High students Daytona Beach News-Journal
Ripping the wrapping paper from the packages in front of them, students in Hazel Sparrow's intensive reading class at Deltona High began to grin once they ...
Local high school students to compete in Poetry Out Loud state finals in March - Beckley Register-Herald
Local high school students to compete in Poetry Out Loud state finals in March Beckley Register-Herald
Several local students will recite poems by Rita Dove, Billy Collins, Sara Teasdale, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Carmen Gimenez Smith, Kevin Young and ...
Love, poetry and pan-Arabism: The broken dream of Balqis and Nizar Middle East Eye
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Huckleberries: CdAâs propagator of poetry pens poems that are pure Montana The Spokesman-Review
Roger Dunsmore has spent the six years in his adopted hometown of Coeur d'Alene promoting the work of other poets. Dunsmore?
Poetry Out Loud Recitation Contest at Bookworks, Albuquerque Weekly Alibi
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Black Affairs Association sponsors The Poetry Cafe easttennessean.com
On Feb. 19, ETSU's Black Affairs Association sponsored âThe Poetry CafÃ©,â in association with February's Black History Month events. The evening focused on ...
Crawford: Remembering a poet who wrote in the 'vernacular of humanity' Greenville News
Katherine Scott Crawford writes about recently deceased poet Mary Oliver.
Hebrew Poetry of Muslim Spain is Topic of 2019 Carleton Forkosh Family Judaic Studies Lecture - Carleton College News
Hebrew Poetry of Muslim Spain is Topic of 2019 Carleton Forkosh Family Judaic Studies Lecture Carleton College News
Poet and Hebrew translator Peter Cole will present Carleton's 2019 Forkosh Family Lecture in Judaic Studies on Monday, Feb. 18, from 8-9 p.m. in Leighton Hall ...
Professor Charles Bernstein awarded Yale's 2019 Bollingen Prize for Poetry - Penn: Office of University Communications
Professor Charles Bernstein awarded Yale's 2019 Bollingen Prize for Poetry Penn: Office of University Communications
Charles Bernstein is the 51st poet to be honored with the biennial prize, one of the most prestigious given to American writers. Bernstein's latest collection ...
Tom Brady turned to poetry in his latest motivational Instagram post Boston.com
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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...
Cinema International Presents Story of Chilean Politician and Poet WKMS
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ASU acquires Holocaust poetry, artist's miniature book collection Arizona State University
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An Interview with Poet Thom Caraway Spokane Public Radio
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Somaliland: Free Poet Detained for Critical Poems Human Rights Watch
(Nairobi, February 19, 2019) â Somaliland authorities should immediately and unconditionally release from arbitrary detention Abdirahman Ibrahim Adan, a poet ...
Poetry By Cher: 'Beto Beats...Blubber Bellied, Bullying, Blowhard' Trump Breitbart
Cher shared a strange poem with her social media followers, fantasizing about Texas Democrat Beto O'Rourke defeating President Trump in the 2020 election.
Nikita Gill's "Your Heart Is The Sea" is not unlike a treasure hunt Creative Loafing Tampa
I'm not sure of the best way to write about Nikita Gill's latest collection of poetry, Your Heart Is The Sea. On one hand, I see a book that really means well â that ...
Feb. 7, Arts and Entertainment: Poet laureate enjoys first year Vallejo Times Herald
D.L. Lang is the first to agree it is good to be queen. Actually, not quite queen. But poet laureate isn't a bad start. âIt's changed my life,â Lang said. âIt's changed ...
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.
Poet accused of insulting government 'must be freed' BBC News
Rights group Amnesty demands the release of a poet detained for insulting the Somaliland government.
Submit to the Plainfield poetry anthology The Herald-News
The Plainfield Public Library is celebrating National Poetry Month in April by publishing a poetry anthology.
Baylor English Professor and Poet Receives One of New Zealand's Leading National Literary Awards - Baylor University
Baylor English Professor and Poet Receives One of New Zealand's Leading National Literary Awards Baylor University
Grimshaw Sargeson Fellowship will allow Chloe Honum, Ph.D., to research and write during four-month residence at Sargeson Centre in Auckland.
Sleep, Dreams, and a Poem
The Incubus' Flash-lightHe looked inside my head And found a dreamHe didn't like-;As I looked back at him, I found an incubus Shinning a light(and stole this poem from him-last night).Thoughts: Dreams and Poetry: in dreams we let go of our inhibitions; in poetry we write them back out.
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 Butcher of Lima and Footprints to Mantaro Valley (Two Poems)
Footprints to Mantaro Valley (Peru; in English and Spanish)In what retreat art hid?-Where falling mountains groan In shadow and amongThe rapids of the Rio? Is not your name Mantaro Valley?Beyond the footprints of the Andes--?I can hear your voice in echoesI can hear thy voice, divinely low. I do but know thy by a glanceAs the clouds above me know? .
Three Poems: Dona Leonors Revenge; The Old Moon; Common Sides [All in Spanish/all in English]
1) Doña Leonor's Revenge [1627 AD]Rafael Ortiz's fate Was on the plate Of Doña Leonor'sWhen she arrived In Lima, Peru; To taste revengeFor the beheading Of her husband. And so the plot?was now played out (in an alleyway) As she gutted her trout!In SpanishTranslated by Nancy PenalozaLa leyenda de: La venganza de doña Leonor (1627 después de cristo)El destino de Rafael Ortiz Estaba sobre el plato De doña Leonor.
I Shall Wait...
I Shall Wait..
Two Poems and an Analysis ['Witness,' & 'An Old Love']
Two Poems and an Analysis ['Witness,' & 'An Old Love']WitnessMy face belongs to whoever sees it Everything has a meaning but life Even the bugs strive for existence God saved man, from God Ghosts have lonely sins Her bones are stones Up and down the hill Gardens blossom Spotless skies Dramatists August I can not rest!..
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.
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.
Welcome to the Town of Feeling
Happy, Sad, Mad and Glad, Moved in down the streetCautious watched them, from her window, Wondering, which one should I meet?Confused came in with overwhelmed and said, "The Panics have come to town"Then Hopeful called the carefulls, And said that Happy was a clown.Anxious came in with the news, Confident had called a town meetingTo take a vote for Mayor, And to Welcome the new neighbors to Feeling.
Because of You
You are to me my lifeline my security. That scares me.
My hero, my best friend, my Grannio (a.k.a my Grandmother)
She raised me like I was her own daughter from the day I was born 32 years ago.She loved me like nobody else has ever loved me in my life.
As I picked up some of the polished gemstones in the rock store I began to think about what the stones looked like before they were polished. The store had several rocks on display showing the before and after and I realized that unless you knew what you were looking for, you could easily pass by a valuable gemstone.
Tale of the Brick Maker, of San Jeronimo, Peru [In English and Spanish]
Tale of the Brick Maker, Of San Jerónimo, Peru [A Cup of Sorrow]-1In the Andean mountains, within theMantaro Valley region of Peru, Isolated, secluded, tranquil, is the littlevillage of San Jerónimo. Near the village, here lay the fertile valleywith bent-grass, and huge Mountains stretching northbound,And heading towards the ocean's coast.
Passion and Poetry, and Life
Ironically, the passion that can neutralize the repulsion for difficulties depends on the effort to overcome these difficulties. The irony resides in the circularity of this principle - which applies to all areas of activity, including poetry: One must make the effort to overcome difficulties to achieve success and feel capable, and one needs this achievement and feeling to have a passion for making this effort.
Publishing Your Poetry
If you are serious about seeing your work published by reputable publishers, there are a few points you should consider. Firstly and most obviously, you need to determine if you have poetry worth publishing.
Ode To Quetzalcoatal [Now in Spanish and English]
Ode to QuetzalcóatlQuetzalcóatl the GreatNo one knew his true name, so they Called him Quetzalcóatl-feather Serpent He and his crew of nineteen: faces Strange faces, images of a prince, a lord: King of the Yucatan in the year 986 ADHe was a tall man; long cloths, sandals; White as day, with a long beard, black hair. Some say red: some don't say? But they called him priest, Lord, king Amongst many things: god!.
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.
Have you ever experienced infatuation with someone you know is not a good match for you? Or how about an interesting relationship that roots itself deep in your memory..
Its What She Didnt Say
When I hear your voice inside my head it makes me think of you every single day as I fight back tears of sadness and wonder if you're okayMy life is empty without you I wish time would take away the pain but the ache in my heart persists and my simple hopes seem in vainI realize how much I hurt you and now I know it's too late to tell you how sorry I am and expect you not to hateI don't deserve a second chance to show you how much I care when you needed me the most I know I failed to be thereNow your trust in me is gone forever and I will never have the chance to say I really hope your dreams come true and happiness finds you every dayI would give almost anything in life if I could go back to that day and erase everything I said and did to make your heartache go awayWhat hurts the most is this is what you didn't say and the absence of these words haunt me each and every day..
Ceasar Vallejo: Black Roses [In English and Spanish]
Cesar Vallejo: Black RosesBow down your head ol' poet- To face God's grace ahead There are no more trenchesTo dig today? In the forest of your head,So-: Bow down, bow down,Ol' barbaric poet! Death rides the horse ahead I hear the crackling of a whip See the crazed eyes of death.He summons you to his den- The devil and his wind,So-: Bow down, bow down Your blood stained brows He will take you to the edge.
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