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.
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 ...
âPoetry,â by Greg Jackson The New Yorker
Fiction by Greg Jackson: âThe volcano was there, and so we had to climb it. That was how things shook out for me.â
U.P.âs first state poetry champ preps for nationals The Detroit News
Calumet â Coming to the state Poetry Out Loud competition in Lansing, Tajah-Rayne Davise was intimidated by the other students. None of them recited like ...
Poetry spot: 'Turn on Other Lights' by Kelly Nelson AZCentral
Poetry spot is part of a collaboration with local poets to bring poetry closer to the center of our everyday lives.
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 âThe Palace,â which appears on newyorker.com.
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 ...
"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 ...
For the Countryâs Most Promising Teen Poets, Poetry Is Activism Vulture
The National Student Poets Program had its main sponsor cut by Donald Trump. The 2019 honorees â Heather Laurel Jensen, Darius Atefat-Peckham, Ariana ...
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.
Wirt County woman to present poetry book at Parkersburg library Parkersburg News
PARKERSBURG â Debbie Richard of Elizabeth will be talking about her new illustrated collection of poetry, âPIVOT,â at 2 p.m. April 27 at the Parkersburg a.
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.
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 ...
'Don't Be Late for Poetry' Afro American
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17 of the Best Poetry Books, As Recommended by Acclaimed Poets Oprah Mag
Poetry captures what's so often ungraspable, articulates what's so often inarticulable, makes sense of the seemingly nonsensical. Here at 17 of the best poetry ...
Greg Jackson on the Dialogue Between Myth and Reality The New Yorker
Deborah Treisman speaks with Greg Jackson about âPoetry,â his short story from the April 29, 2019, issue of The New Yorker.
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 ...
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.
Thirty days of poetry; rinse and repeat The Sudbury Star
By ChloÃ© LaDuchesseâApril is the cruellest monthâ¦â So begins T.S. Eliot's poem âThe Waste Land,â which is considered to be one of the most important poems ...
Fourth Poet in Salina Poetry Series to Read Tuesday KSAL
According to the library, Plunkett is a poet, coder and dog enthusiast. She was named a Best New Poet of 2018 and was the winner of the 2017 Missouri ...
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.
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 ...
Whitman@200: What does Walt mean to Camden? Cherry Hill Courier Post
The great American poet lived the last years of his life in Camden, New Jersey. What drew him the city, and how is he remembered there now?
Poetry sustains activism through art The Washtenaw Voice
By Lilly Kujawski Editor. âWe were the promise and the threat, but we may not be the aftermath,â read a line from an original poem by English instructor Maryam ...
How to Write Poetry About Conflict The Atlantic
In the late '70s, Carolyn ForchÃ© 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 âchiseled marble,â 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 ...
Project CommUNITY: 'Poetry and Chill' after school workshops KOCO Oklahoma City
Maggie Carlo talks to the founder of "Poetry and Chill," Gregory II, as well as Douglass High School 8th grade student, Zinari Reginald Waldrup, about the ...
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 ...
A Poetic Body of Work Grapples With the Physical Body at Risk The New York Times
In âThe Tradition,â Jericho Brown witnesses and celebrates vulnerability and resilience in a country that too often scorns or condemns them.
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.
High standard of performances at Feis Verse and Poetry Impartial Reporter
There was a great show of talent from local young at the 'Verse Speaking' and 'Own Poetry' Sections of this year's Fermanagh Feis.
Lady Brion: Power Through Poetry Afro American
Brion Gill, known on poetry stages internationally as âLady Brionâ wields her gift like a cudgel, or waves it like silk depending on the occasion. Yet, she ...
The life and death of Chinese poetryâs mystical martyr SupChina
Obscure during his lifetime, Zha Haisheng has â since killing himself in 1989 â become one of the most popular and influential poets of contemporary China, ...
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.
A young poet shaped by religious language The Christian Century
Nate Marshall is a poet and rapper whose work about growing up on the South Side of Chicago, Wild Hundreds, was awarded the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry ...
Lydia Sigourney was a famous poet -- but was she a good poet? Hartford Courant
In Hartford's Asylum Hill neighborhood, west of downtown, sits a small park with an entrance marked by a banner-like sign that fairly shouts, âSigourney Square ...
Poetry spot: 'His Gun Shooting, a Vigilante' by Sylvia Chan AZCentral
Poetry spot is part of a collaboration with local poets to bring poetry closer to the center of our everyday lives.
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?
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 ...
Shaping the world through poetry Sentinel & Enterprise
In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Leominster Public Library is hosting a poetry reading event featuring U-Meleni Mhlaba-Adebo, author of "Soul ...
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 ...
Metaphors, Medicine, And The Poetry Of Science Science Friday
April is National Poetry Month, a time of readings, outreach programs, and enthusiastic celebration of the craft. And for a special Science Friday celebration, we'll ...
Poetry Night at COS April 25 - News Mount Shasta Herald
Poetry has the power to connect us by sharing diverse perspectives and experiences, providing a truly transformative experience for all! The evening offers the ...
San Jose students give new meaning to âtrashy poetryâ The Mercury News
Inspirational verses written by the 20 student winners of the "Litter-ature" competition are being installed on 500 trash cans in the city.
Interview: Judith Viorst, Author Of 'Nearing 90' NPR
Judith Viorst's new collection of poetry is called Nearing 90, though she's quick to note she's only "a girl of 88." She's still writing, looking forward to grandchildren ...
Ann Cannon: Poetry recommendations for the kids in your life Salt Lake Tribune
Dear Readers â¢ Here's the deal. Little kids like poetry. No, really. They do! Especially if it has a good beat and you can dance to it. It's only after we send them off ...
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.
Kate Clanchy: âPoetry makes children feel important, that theyâre heardâ The Guardian
The writer and schoolteacher on poetry's power to inspire the young.
Let us make poetry a 'Feast of April' in our classrooms: Ramnath Subramanian El Paso Times
In El Paso, February fools nature into thinking that spring has arrived, so that by the time April rolls around, the birds, the flowers, and the butterflies are in the full ...
âA golden age of poetry and power of which this noondayâs the beginning hourâ¦â - Ukiah Daily Journal
âA golden age of poetry and power of which this noondayâs the beginning hourâ¦â Ukiah Daily Journal
Abraham Lincoln died at 7:22 am. yesterday, 154 years ago. America doesn't write much public poetry these days. Plenty of poetry, of course, but not much ...
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 turbulent times, Richard Blanco creates 'bridges of empathy' in new poetry book NBCNews.com
Richard Blanco builds on his role as a civic poet in his new book, âHow to Love a Country," tackling national issues such as gun violence, immigration, gay ...
A Young Poet, a Mysterious Stranger and an El Salvador on the Brink of War The New York Times
Carolyn ForchÃ©'s âWhat You Have Heard Is Trueâ recalls her 1970s journey in the company of a revolutionary who wants her to bear witness to his country's ...
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 ...
Valley Verses: Conway resident to release first poetry collection, âKairosâ The Recorder
A first glance at the elevated diction and usage of the sonnet form in Conway resident Libby Maxey's poetry might make readers believe it's inaccessible. But to ...
Poetry round-up: McCarthy delights with second collection in two years The Irish Times
Plus new poetry from Julia Copus.
Running on Coffee: And the Pulitzer for poetry goes to... Reading Eagle
Earlier this week the Pulitzer Prizes for the arts and journalism were announced, which included the prize for poetry, awarded to Forrest Gander for.
Renowned Poet Joins Georgia Tech Poetry Department Atlanta Jewish Times
Ilya Kaminsky is an internationally praised poet, winner of numerous honors and awards and, most recently, was named Georgia Tech's Bourne Poetry Chair.
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 ...
The best recent poetry â review roundup The Guardian
Witch by Rebecca TamÃ¡s; Near Future by Suzannah Evans; O Positive by Joe Dunthorne; Discipline by Jane Yeh. Ben Wilkinson. Sat 6 Apr 2019 06.00 EDT.
An excavation of voices from Tuamâs Mother and Baby Home in poetic form The Irish Times
The physicality of the language on the page felt vital to me, as bodily autonomy was what these women and children were denied.
Stanley Plumly, Md. poet laureate who wrote of nature and memory, dies at 79 Washington Post
Stanley Plumly, a poet and University of Maryland professor who served as the state's poet laureate for nine years and also published well-regarded nonfiction ...
âTerrariumâ: A debut poetry collection that is therapeutic, nuanced and bursting with wisdom - Scroll.in
âTerrariumâ: A debut poetry collection that is therapeutic, nuanced and bursting with wisdom Scroll.in
Terrarium is one of the few contemporary poetry debuts that is both autobiographical and universal in its subtleties. It is remarkable how a single poem âThe ...
A Poet and Essayist Meditates on the Deep Roots Binding Humans and Trees The New York Times
C.D. Wright's posthumous book âCasting Deep Shadeâ offers a guided walk through beech forests and her own wide-ranging mind.
Poetry event slated at Hawks Nest | News The Fayette Tribune
ANSTED â In celebration of National Poetry Month, the African American Heritage Family Tree Museum in Ansted is sponsoring an event Saturday, April 13 at ...
Avant-garde literary festival hits Dublin The Irish Times
A generation of Canadian, Irish and indigenous writers is to perform in UCD and NLI.
On poetry, tradition, risk-taking, and colonial barbarians Al Jazeera English
A conversation between Indian poet Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee and Palestinian poet Najwan Darwish.
Poetry Corners marks 20 years of verse viewing Bainbridge Island Review
Watch out for low-hanging verse. Poetry Corners, a month-long exhibition of poster-sized poems during April, National Poetry Month, is this year celebrating its ...
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 âImagination Activistâ poet Glenis Redmond. The reception and reading will be held at McLeod ...
5 YA Poetry Audiobooks Read By the Author Book Riot
Poetry is meant to be read aloud! To celebrate National Poetry Month, enjoy these five YA poetry audiobooks, all read by their authors!
North Carolina Poetry Society announces annual contest winners Richmond County Daily Journal
RALEIGH â The North Carolina Poetry Society (NCPS) has announced the names of its 2019 adult poetry contest winners. Winning poets will receive cash ...
Author Brad Buchanan is recovering from trauma through poetry and prose Stockton Record
His goal was to personalize cancer patients through writing and for poet and book author Brad Buchanan, he accomplished exactly that â through his poetry ...
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 ...
Portland's CafÃ© Review marks 30 years of curating poetry from around the world Press Herald
The CafÃ© Review began humbly, as 16 mimeographed sheets of paper stapled together. The poets who gathered regularly at Woodfords CafÃ© in Portland ...
Petaluma poet Forrest Gander wins Pulitzer Prize San Francisco Chronicle
Petaluma poet Forrest Gander can now call himself a Pulitzer Prize winner. Gander, who earned his master's in creative writing at San Francisco State University ...
MFA Instructor Kwame Dawes Wins Prestigious Windham-Campbell Prize for Poetry Pacific University
MFA Faculty Member Kwame Dawes was honored for his poetry by the judges of the prestigious Windham-Campbell Prizes. The award was announced in ...
Fourth graders dig into pop music and poetry at CU Boulder CU Boulder Today
As they learn how writers revise their work and use literary devices, the students gear up for a school assembly led by an Australian rap star.
The Poetry Of An X-Ray Science Friday
Rafael Campo, a doctor and a poet, turns his experiences in the operating room into poetry.
Five Poetry Collections you should read for National Poetry Month Student Life
s many college students know, April is the penultimate month of the academic semester. But a more importantly and less commonly known fact is that April is.
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 ...
Five Cambridge poets will see their work imprinted on the sidewalk this fall Boston.com
On Tuesday, Cambridge continued its tradition of giving poetry a stamp of permanence. That is, the city announced the winners of its Sidewalk Poetry Contest, ...
These students found rhythm, art and joy through poetry Miami Herald
Listening to poems in English and Spanish from Shel Siliverstein, Francisco Xavier AlarcÃ³n and E.E. Cummings, students at the Brucie Ball Education Center ...
The Poet Family Who Were Icons of Spanish Nationalism The New York Times
The Age of Disenchantments,â by Aaron Shulman, chronicles the turbulent lives of Leopoldo Panero, the unofficial poet laureate of Francoism, and his wife and ...
Chrome extension replaces Googleâs 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 â they're poems that use language, form and rhythm to let kids reflect, imagine and think.
Three Poets Who Find Meaning, and Material, in Lived Experience The New York Times
David Orr's âDangerous Household Items,â John Koethe's âWalking Backwardsâ and Sarah Gambito's âLoves Youâ celebrate daily moments in very different ...
Poetry aplenty at national competition Winnipeg Free Press
Poetry will be in the air this week when Winnipeg hosts the semifinals and finals of Poetry in Voice... - Books - Winnipeg Free Press.
Listen: Seamus Heaney celebrated - The Poetry Programme RTE.ie
In this week's Poetry Programme on RTÃ Radio 1, Olivia O'Leary was joined by Kerry-based poet Paddy Bushe, and the programme remembered Seamus ...
Poet Laureate KaNikki Jakarta brings 'real life fiction' to Alexandria Alexandria Times
By Cody Mello-Klein | firstname.lastname@example.org KaNikki Jakarta was born with the words of Nikki Giovanni and Maya Angelou in her head. While.
Students experience poetry, prof-rock at final Wellspring event of 2018-19 year - Central Michigan Life
Students experience poetry, prof-rock at final Wellspring event of 2018-19 year Central Michigan Life
Poetry, fiction and rock 'n' roll were all featured at the final Wellspring Literary Series event of the 2018-19 academic year.
Loveland poets take up Poem-A-Day Challenge Loveland Reporter-Herald
Loveland poet Lynn Kincanon has written more than 600 poems at a rate of one a day since Aug. 5, 2017, and she doesn't plan to stop. Nor is she alone. A few ...
Petaluma poet Forrest Gander, awarded Pulitzer for reflections on loss, embraces brighter new chapter - Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Petaluma poet Forrest Gander, awarded Pulitzer for reflections on loss, embraces brighter new chapter Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Forrest Gander was pleasantly surprised. Standing in the backyard of his Petaluma home, high on a hillside on the west side of town, the 63-year-old poet, ...
Valley Verses: Greenfield poet reflects on nature's beauty, human experience The Recorder
Fred L. Oakes' refreshingly unpretentious poetry collection titled âPoems by F. L. Oakesâ is a delightful meditation on nature, the passage of time and human ...
Poetry and politics: Sununu's nomination for poet laureate has a decidedly different political bent - The Union Leader
Poetry and politics: Sununu's nomination for poet laureate has a decidedly different political bent The Union Leader
CONCORD â The question of who will become the state's new poet laureate remains unresolved, as Gov. Chris Sununu and the Poetry Society of New ...
New poetry collections written or published by Minnesotans kick off Poetry Month - St. Paul Pioneer Press
New poetry collections written or published by Minnesotans kick off Poetry Month St. Paul Pioneer Press
Poetry Month begins Monday, so let's start the celebration with a look at three very different collections, written or published by Minnesotans, debuting this week.
There are dark stirrings in Brexiteersâ sudden fixation with poetry The Guardian
Geoffrey Cox et al are casting themselves as epic heroes fighting for a return to a purer past, says cultural historian Edward Sugden.
American Life in Poetry: 'Taking Turns' The Spokesman-Review
I like this poem for the way it portrays the manner in which we study the behavior of others and project our own experiences onto their lives.
U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith explains value of poetry in consumerist society at Penn - The Daily Pennsylvanian
U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith explains value of poetry in consumerist society at Penn The Daily Pennsylvanian
United States Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith spoke about reconciling poetry with modern political and technological culture at the Philomathean Society's Annual ...
Acclaimed poets to headline Nottingham Poetry Festival West Bridgford Wire
Nottingham Poetry Festival is back for the fourth time and is bigger â and better â than ever, with the 2019 line-up featuring a dazzling array of talent.
Listen up: Four poets have something to say about race, gender and violence The Washington Post
In his searing âThe Traditionâ (Copper Canyon), Jericho Brown illustrates how racism and violence have shaped both the past and the present, our national ...
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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