The Best Poetry of 2018 The New York Times
The Book Review's poetry columnist, David Orr, picks 10 collections worth your attention.
Neutral Zone to showcase young talent at upcoming poetry night The Michigan Daily
I can assure you, the poems these poets have written are infectious.
Suddenly, Poets Are More Willing to Address Public Concerns. The Poet Laureate Explores Why, and How. - The New York Times
Suddenly, Poets Are More Willing to Address Public Concerns. The Poet Laureate Explores Why, and How. The New York Times
Tracy K. Smith, the United States poet laureate, looks at the ways poetry has dealt with the shifting political landscapes of the past two decades.
Poetry is like second nature | Lifestyles PostBulletin.com
Fans of Wendell Berry, Annie Dillard, even Richard Brautigan or Ernest Hemingway may find a familiar and comforting voice in that of Rochester poet Justin ...
Monday's Google Doodle Honors Poet Nelly Sachs Forbes
Monday's Google Doodle honors poet and playwright Nelly Sachs, who escaped from Nazi Germany in 1940 and gave a voice to the horrors of the Holocaust ...
Student Design Project Brings Poetry and Art to Empty Storefronts The Examiner News
Combining poetry and art to bring thought-provoking images to entertain shoppers in downtown White Plains has become an annual tradition. This is the fourth ...
Can't Find Time To Read? Poetry Might Make The Perfect Gift NPR
If you have friends or family members who insist they have "no time to read," poet Tess Taylor says you should consider giving them poetry for the holidays: "We ...
Official proclamation: The 20 best poetry books of 2018 The Spinoff
All week this week we present the 20 best books of the year. Today: the 20 best collections of poetry. PoĆ«kahangatus by Tayi Tibble (Victoria University Press, ...
Reader's View: Mad president prompts poetry Duluth News Tribune
My condolences to President Donald Trump, for as poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow aptly observed, "Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad.
CASC hosts 19th annual senior poetry festival SILive.com
This year, 102 seniors submitted poems for the festival, which took place in the old Bermuda Inn in Rossville.
Complicated, Challenging 'Revolution Sunday' Mixes Prose And Poetry NPR
Cuban writer Wendy Guerra has lived under surveillance in her home country, and she works that experience into her intense new novel about a young poet in ...
Listen: Poetry in Atlanta shows another side of city culture Atlanta Journal Constitution
Listen now or open in iTunes or Google Play: Atlanta poet Ryan Jones may have felt defea...
Robin Robertson: âWriting poetry has very little to do with the intellectâ The Guardian
The Scottish poet and editor on defying conventions of genre, the elusive nature of what he does, and the importance of external validation.
Poetry Twitter Erupts over a Plagiarist in Their Midst Vulture
Ailey O'Toole tattooed a poem onto her skin from her Puschart Prize-nominated poem âGun Metal.â It turns out she'd stolen those words from Rachel McKibbens.
Paul Andersen: The poetry of a snowy winter day Aspen Times
Descent in a Snow StormâHe clicks his boxy boots into bindings/And glides off down the steepening hill./The snow is white, the wind is blinding/His tracks they ...
First time out: Debut poetry by Duy Doan, Chanda Feldman, July Westhale San Francisco Chronicle
Opening Duy Doan's debut poetry collection, âWe Play a Gameâ (Yale University Press; $20), we enter an elusive world of syllables and animals, where past and ...
Poetry spot: 'Teeth of Our House' by Jennifer Conlon AZCentral
Poetry spot is part of a collaboration with local poets to bring poetry closer to the center of our everyday lives.
On Poetry: Finding the spirit of holiness | Local News Traverse City Record Eagle
I know, I know, not all of us are Christians. The poet himself was Jewish. But it seems like this poem, this story, opens itself to multiple cultures. The story.
Little Janaâs tribute to the brother who lived just one week wins first place in Red Room poetry prize - Daily Telegraph
Little Janaâs tribute to the brother who lived just one week wins first place in Red Room poetry prize Daily Telegraph
Jana Karkar's little brother Mohammed was so wanted and loved, even before he was born, that Jana and her mother Iman spent hours discussing what he ...
Poetry for people who hate poetry The Clermont Sun
This is a love story. I don't know exactly where or when it beginsâonly that it's led me here, writing to you about how and why I fell in love with poetryâŠ
Scholar Unearths Trove of Anne Sexton's Forgotten Early Works Smithsonian.com
Sixty years after their initial publication, five unheralded early writings by confessional poet Anne Sexton are back in the spotlight. The lost worksâa quintet of ...
Seen and heard: On Greg Byrne's vision, Bear Bryant's poetry and free throw trips - Arizona Daily Star
Seen and heard: On Greg Byrne's vision, Bear Bryant's poetry and free throw trips Arizona Daily Star
Bruce Pascoe dives into former Arizona athletic director Greg Byrne's plan at Alabama, Dave Heeke's long trip and the Crimson Tide's frequent trip to the free ...
Poetry in motion along Monroe Street - WISC Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3
All six Madison poet laureates are represented in a Madison Arts Commission project that has embedded 12 poems, two from each poet, in the sidewalks along ...
Prize-nominated poet's debut cancelled as plagiarism accusations build The Guardian
Several authors have accused Ailey O'Toole of using their poems to write her own, including the Pushcart-nominated Gun Metal.
American Life in Poetry: âEstelleâ The Spokesman-Review
Alaska Quarterly Review put out a special double issue late in 2017 to celebrate its 35th year, a very long tenure for a literary magazine. Among the many fine ...
Dear Damian Hinds, please stop wrecking poetry for children The Guardian
Do you like poetry? I do. It's an art form that can entertain, provoke, console, reflect, observe and much more. A breakthrough for me was at primary school when ...
Theater review: 'Dear Elizabeth' a captivating story of love,... Duluth News Tribune
A love story told in letters from two brilliant but damaged poets seems an unlikely topic for an engaging, comic and tragic play. Yet so it is, with Sarah Ruhl's ...
Sewing for a cause:Christian Women's Fellowship at Poetry United Methodist Church helps community, church - Terrell Tribune
Sewing for a cause:Christian Women's Fellowship at Poetry United Methodist Church helps community, church Terrell Tribune
Nestled inside Poetry United Methodist Church in Terrell on each Wednesday of the month is a hard working group of women who have gathered together to ...
Anchorage Museum archives earthquake with viral memes, Twitter poetry Alaska Public Radio Network
How do you measure the impact of a natural disaster? After the devastating Good Friday earthquake in 1964, archivers collected print newspaper headlines, ...
From an Iconoclast and an Icon, Poems of Personal and Public Transformation The New York Times
In âEvolution,â Eileen Myles makes us reconsider the nature of experience and imagination.
What makes poetry poetry? Youngstown Vindicator
Ask that question of a dozen poets, scholars, or readers, and you'll get as many different answers, maybe more. Some won't be much help: âPoetry is the sort of ...
Hollywood Has Long Turned to Novelists for Help. But Poets? The New York Times
In her new film âThe Kindergarten Teacher,â Maggie Gyllenhaal plays a frustrated aspiring poet who discovers that a boy in her kindergarten class may be a ...
National Career Development announces poetry, art contest The Sabetha Herald Inc.
The Kansas Department of Commerce is partnering with the National Career Development Association (NCDA) to participate in the 53rd NCDA Annual Poetry ...
Jackson native pens poetry South Alabamian
A Twitter post changed the trajectory of a Jackson native's hobby. Jennifer Lee Smith had been writing poetry for months as a means of processing and coping ...
MSNBC's Brian Williams: Your Go-to Guy for 11th Hour Poetry, Rambling The Cheat Sheet
MSNBC's Brian Williams does the news like no one else. Here's a look at the good, the bad, and the unintentionally hilarious from 2 years of 'The 11th Hour.'
Can Poetry Help Us Create Meaning Out Of Despair? wgbh.org
Poet Richard Blanco highlighted his favorite works by poet Ada LimĂłn, which are united by a common theme of searching for meaning in "seeming oblivion."
Cut & Paste: Justin Phillip Reed's poetry is haunted by St. Louis history St. Louis Public Radio
Justin Phillip Reed's writing career has gotten off to an extraordinary start. Following a chapbook in 2016, this year he published his first collection of poetry ...
Forget Beatnik Cliches: A Fresh Style of Jazz and Poetry is Brewing KQED
It's taken more than five decades, but *fresh* jazz/poetry collaborations have finally shaken the tired cliches festering in the zeitgeist since the Beat movement of ...
Susan Middleton wins Beals Prize For Poetry Athol Daily News
WINCHENDON â A panel of three distinguished judges recently proclaimed Susan Middleton of Ashfield the winner of the first Beals Prize for Poetry for her ...
Sponsored 8 Reasons To Give The Gift Of Poetry This Season Consider those sophisticated people in - Bustle
Sponsored 8 Reasons To Give The Gift Of Poetry This Season Consider those sophisticated people in Bustle
Consider those sophisticated people in your life for whom purchasing a gift is always a source of anxiety. The art-lover with a keen and discerning eye; the ...
Berkeleyâs beloved âBubble Ladyâ poet dies The Mercury News
BERKELEY â Julia Vinograd, who brought bubbles and poetry to all she met during the more than 50 years she ambled along Telegraph Avenue, has died.
Tan Lin shares poetry, film in Literary Arts event The Brown Daily Herald
Poet and filmmaker Tan Lin presented selections of his work in the McCormack Family Theater Tuesday night. Though the event was labeled as a poetry ...
Lawson Inada's poetry distills cultural heritage Statesman Journal
Poets are chroniclers. Through careful distillation, they put into a few words what scholars take tomes to relate.
Free Poetry Skool @ Downtown Public Library Boulder Weekly
Poets gather like words on a page scribed in their own handwriting. as illustrious lines they embody poetic form â such as , a tercet , perhaps â. where this ...
Hawksâ Omari Spellman inspires kids to find their voice through poetry Rolling Out
The gymnasium was filled with dozens of children who were excited to be in the presence of professional basketball player Omari Spellman. Smiles covered ...
Poet Natasha Trethewey's new collection 'soars,' says NYT Northwestern University NewsCenter
Renowned poet Natasha Trethewey's new collection is receiving rave reviews. The two-time U.S. Poet Laureate, Pulitzer Prize winner and a member of the ...
Laura Dzubay: Poetry playlist for the end of the semester The Michigan Daily
The end of the semester comes with a wide variety of emotions attached to it. Personally, I couldn't be more excited to go home and take a break with my family ...
US poet laureate to do readings in Lafourche Parish Houma Courier
It's not every day that the official poet of the United States of America comes to your backyard.Tracy K. Smith, the 22nd Poet Laureate of the United States, will be ...
Here's to another poetry plagiarism scandal â and here's how to fix it The Globe and Mail
Plagiarism scandals seem to be popping up more frequently in poetry than in any other genre. Every week there is incontrovertible proof that some poet has ...
South African Anti-Apartheid Veteran Tapped For Top Poetry Prize charlestonchronicle.net
A grand old man of liberation poetry, Mongane Wally Serote, the poet of the revolution and one of the foremost South African poets to emerge during the Black ...
Luciana Souza's New Recording, "The Book of Longing" Translates Poetry into Jazz Forbes
On her new recording, âThe Book of Longing,â Luciana Souza marries poetry and Jazz in an idiom all her own with spare accompaniment and her uniquely ...
A Puschart Prize-Nominated Poet Has Been Accused Of Plagiarism By Numerous Poets Bustle
Another literary prize, another scandal. Poet Rachel McKibbens, whose latest collection, blud, came out earlier this year, has accused Pushcart Prize-nominee ...
American Life in Poetry: âThe Girl from Panamaâ by Clemens Starck The Spokesman-Review
Clemens Starck of Oregon has 50 years' experience working with his hands, as a merchant seaman and then a carpenter, and he knows work and working ...
Meena Alexander, Poet Who Wrote of Dislocation, Dies at 67 The New York Times
Meena Alexander, a poet and scholar whose writings reflected the search for identity that came with a peripatetic life, including time in India, Africa, Europe and ...
LCFC Community Trust Launch Premier League Primary Stars Poetry Competition Leicester City
The Premier League Writing Stars Poetry Challenge has been officially launched by LCFC Community Trust.
Is contemporary poetry really in 'a rotten state' - or just a new one? The Guardian
Rose Tremain and Robin Robertson have criticised poets for abandoning 'craft' â but that argument silences the possibilities offered by new voices.
Earl Sweatshirt: Some Rap Songs review â powerful, emotional poetry The Guardian
Amid a rap culture of sprawling albums with cosmopolitan beats that hop between country and style, Earl Sweatshirt's third album initially seems as modest as its ...
The ultimate gift: Iowa teacher pens book of poetry for his mother Des Moines Register
At age 10, John Thompson promised himself he'd write a book about his mom. Now 55, he did â and giving it to her was among the "happiest" moments.
Poems to Uplift and Inspire Young Adults The New York Times
From the fantastical to the natural, these âhappyâ poetry collections are perfect for readers of all ages.
Maya C. Popa Joins 'PW' as Poetry Reviews Editor Publishers Weekly
Maya C. Popa has joined Publishers Weekly as its new poetry reviews editor, effective immediately. Popa succeeds Alex Crowley in the post and will be ...
ICM Partners Signs Poet-Performer Rupi Kaur Deadline
Rupi Kaur, whose self-published book of poetry Milk and Honey became a New York Times bestseller, has signed with ICM Partners.
Anti-Vaping Poster, Poetry Contest In Chatham, Madison Chatham, NJ Patch
Anti-Vaping Poster, Poetry Contest - Chatham, NJ - The Madison Chatham Coalition and the Library of the Chathams is taking submissions from Dec. 13 through ...
I Name This Body MINE poetry night in Ann Arbor on Dec. 15 WDIV ClickOnDetroit
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - On Dec. 15, the Neutral Zone will present the I Name This Body MINE poetry event at the Michigan League Mendelssohn Theater from 7 to ...
First Lines â a poetry column Yellow Springs News
Poet William Stafford visited Yellow Springs in 1984 to read at First Presbyterian. One can imagine that the pacifist poet, raised a Quaker, drew an eager ...
News Poetry: How to Love a Monster The Colorado Independent
It's all in my head, the morning news, mourning cities and synagogues. I sit here muttering until my mouth goes dry, fingers cramp around the pen. Sorrow is ...
I wanted to write a poetry book as good as the one I had aged seven The Irish Times
Kate Wilson: I wanted also to make a book that helped people see the natural world.
Reviews: Three collections of poetry explore gender, race and family Minneapolis Star Tribune
POETRY: Three new collections explore gender, love, race and family.
'I'm tired of grieving': Afghan policewomen turn to poetry for solace Stars and Stripes
The policewomen pen verses about the stresses of life â war, terrorism and the difficulties of being a woman in the male-dominated country.
Poet, UT alumna returns to Austin to share new book on poetry and prose UT The Daily Texan
In the dim light of local bookstore Malvern Books, UT-Austin alumna Sara Bawany uttered a quick prayer before reading a poem from her newly published book ...
When Church Language Fails Us, We Resist With Poetry Sojourners
Note: A version of this essay was given as a talk at Women Doing Theology 2018, at the Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary on November 9, 2018 in ...
The role of Urdu and poetry in Dilip Kumar's methodical craft of acting â Birthday special - Cinestaan.com
The role of Urdu and poetry in Dilip Kumar's methodical craft of acting â Birthday special Cinestaan.com
Dilip Kumar s brilliant presence on screen owed a great deal to his constant education in literature poetry and the Urdu and Hindi languages On his 96th ...
Poetry spot: 'Anarchy on the Edge of a Hairline' by Ernesto L. Abeytia AZCentral
Poetry spot is part of a collaboration with local poets to bring poetry closer to the center of our everyday lives.
Column | The Poetry of Reality Daily Californian
Last summer I saw myself in a test tube. Watching my amateur-ly extracted DNA swirling in a glass tube, I remember panicking at the enormity of the situation.
Natalie Diaz poetry touches on Native Americans and other topical issues Purdue Exponent
The room went from energetic chatter to complete silence as Natalie Diaz began to read her poetry. It was as if no one even dared to breathe for fear of.
Poetry plagiarism: All the twists in row surrounding Deepa Nisanth and Sreechithran - The News Minute
Poetry plagiarism: All the twists in row surrounding Deepa Nisanth and Sreechithran The News Minute
On Thursday, writer, teacher and occasional orator Deepa Nisanth, teaching at the Sree Kerala Varma College in Thrissur, was accused of plagiarising a poem.
Okie from Muskogee: Steward finds herself through poetry Muskogee Daily Phoenix
Two things have long weighed on Jessica Steward's heart â serving her country and sharing her emotions. She said she had wanted to be in the military for as ...
Locals Present Poetry During Uncloistered Series Toledo City Paper
Hear from some of Toledo's best poets during the December installment of the Uncloistered Poetry series. Led by local literary figure Jonie McIntire, this.
Best books of 2018: Poetry Financial Times
The Coming of the Little Green Man, by John Agard, Bloodaxe Books, RRPÂŁ9.95. In the year when we learnt of the damage and cruelty that the UK's ...
Grafton teacher and former student win national poetry prize Grafton Daily Examiner
A GRAFTON primary school teacher and her former student were brought together in an extraordinary way, with the pair both awarded a national poetry prize.
The Archive's poetry reading showcases students' literary talents Duke Chronicle
One of the more solitary liberal arts, poetry tends to keep a low profile. Although Duke may not offer a creative writing major, its student body and faculty contain ...
The Poetry of Rhina Espaillat New England Public Radio
Ginetta Candelario, Professor of Sociology and of Latin American and Latino/a Studies at Smith College was Tertulia's guest on November 25, 2018. She spoke.
Independence Center and Hear Here Poetry join forces for Give! celebration - Colorado Springs Independent
Independence Center and Hear Here Poetry join forces for Give! celebration Colorado Springs Independent
Collaboration often proves to be a benefit of the Give! Campaign, the nonprofit civic arm of Indy parent company Colorado Publishing House. Each year ...
Poetry on a Budget New York Times
In Sullivan County, N.Y., an architect set out to build the bare minimum of a rural retreat: a pared-down house with soul.
Lemn Sissayâs Superkids â can poetry help troubled minds? Financial Times
âThey're thought of as intrinsically bad,â says poet Lemn Sissay, referring to children in care. I would have thought most people would realise that such children ...
Press 53 to present poetry, fiction festival | The Winston-Salem Journal
Press 53 will present the High Road Festival of Poetry and Short Fiction March 22-24 at the Embassy Suites, 460 N. Cherry St.
How Sadie Dupuis Got Back into Poetry Rolling Stone
Speedy Ortiz singer-guitarist Sadie Dupuis has one of the most distinct lyrical voices in indie rock. Over the last seven years, she's filled albums like 2015's Foil ...
American Life in Poetry: âHousewife as Poetâ by Sally Van Doren The Spokesman-Review
Until about a hundred years ago, the worth of a poem was measured by how noble and elevated was its subject and its manner of delivery, but with the ...
'A poet in the world' who's informed by the land High Country News
Award-winning DinĂ© writer Tacey Atsitty discusses her recent book and the accessibility of poetry today.
Itâs All Good: Fine food, wine, friends, poetry and we meet but miss himâŠ Ukiah Daily Journal
The verbal two-step >> or, âBig, extended weekend for Poetry, Part Two.ââAfter Thursday's howling Writers Read, Sunday's bi-monthly poetry circle was rich with ...
Henties Bay poet awarded in SA Namibian
Estelle Rubow is a woman who has always known she'd be a writer. And the day arrived in 2014 when she retired after her first husband died in 2013.
Artists sought for National Career Development Poetry & Art Contest Hays Post
KDC. TOPEKA â The Kansas Department of Commerce is partnering with the National Career Development Association (NCDA) to participate in the 53rd NCDA ...
Dinsmore's 'A Poetry of Painting' is a massive showcase for one of Nebraska's finest painters - Lincoln Journal Star
Dinsmore's 'A Poetry of Painting' is a massive showcase for one of Nebraska's finest painters Lincoln Journal Star
"A Poetry of Painting: A Painter's Path" is a retrospective of sorts, compiling works â some 28 years old, some just created â by Stephen Dinsmore.
Mark Soifer releases 10th book of poetry | Ocean City Press of Atlantic City
OCEAN CITY â Vineland poet and former Ocean City Public Relations Director Mark Soifer has released his 10th book of poetry, âPair of Dice Lost,â a book that ...
Wollongong girl's heartbreaking winning poetry for a brother lost Illawarra Mercury
I wanted to let go of what I was holding in my heartâ.
UW Graduate Julian Publishes Poetry Collection About Wyoming | News University of Wyoming News
Recent University of Wyoming graduate Tyler Truman Julian, now a graduate student in the Master of Fine Arts in creative writing program at New Mexico State ...
Robin Robertson and Andrew McMillan on sex, war and truth in poetry â books podcast - The Guardian
Robin Robertson and Andrew McMillan on sex, war and truth in poetry â books podcast The Guardian
On this week's show, Robertson talks about his narrative poem The Long Take and McMillan explores adolescent rites of passage in Playtime.
Gitta Bernauer Shares Poetry Collection that 'Echoes Through Time' Broadway World
Drawing inspiration from life, the human spirit and the spiritual realm, Gitta Bernauer offers âEchoes Through Timeâ (published by Trafford Publishing), ...
A Pop-up Reading of Black Poetry at the Brooklyn Museum Hyperallergic
This weekend, the Brooklyn Museum will host a Pop-up Poetry event featuring readings by three Cave Canem fellows. Deena ElGenaidiNovember 26, 2018.
Quarto's chapbook event hosts a propelling performance of poetry CU Columbia Spectator
Quarto Magazine, a student-run literary magazine, performed the works of the top three chapbook contest contributors at their annual chapbook event last Friday ...
Of bridges and buses: Photographs & poetry from the U.S.-Mexico border Santa Fe New Mexican
Lawrence Welsh reads from Cutting the Wire: Photographs and Poetry from the US-Mexico Border at Garcia Street Books, 376 Garcia St., 505-986-0151, 5 p.m. ...
Two Poems: Boyhood, and Old Age [with a note on style]
BoyhoodOh me! Thy glorious days have flown! I mealy noticed, now they're gone, How quickly passed the flowers! Time does not stop youth's bells; It was like I was in a spell, And my face now shows the hours!Ah yes! My youthful past days, Still lively in my golden age, When all was quick and new Now wrapped in pictures and books, And friends and family were all I knew And love was shown by friendly looks!#741 6/26/05Old AgeThey stop by to see me now To find what's old and new, They peer into my-everything, And criticize my views; They tell me what I should like, And that I should be grieved-These are my fragile friends That takes the strongest liberties?I mean to take the buzzer off; And put the phone outside the door; In vain I speak to tell them why -I shan't live here anymore!#742 6/26/05A note on Style: some people ask, "What style of poetry to you like the best?" I can never answer that question; it is open-ended to me. If I feel like breaking free from tradition as in the poem of: "Old Age," so be it; and if I feel traditional verse, a stricter formal pattern should be used, as in "Boyhood," and can contribute richly to the poem, so it is.
Satirical Poetry About Tony Blair
All Hail.Is your hospital full of aliens, despite new cleaning firms, Antenna waving buggies, And creepy crawly germs, Then dont waste another second, now were into election spin, Just complain, over and again, and up pops smiley smiley grin.
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.
Ambiguity and Abstraction in Bob Dylan's Lyrics
To many people contemporary poetry is a turn-off. The reason for this is that the majority of these poems are boring.
Three Poems: Liberty, Death, and a Frog [with Commentary on Liberty]
Frog SummerSummer grows hot, for the New-blooded frogs; The bugs are thin, yet the Frogs stay fat, young and sassy. In these palsy times-they Only listen, as we wither away.
I Shall Wait...
I Shall Wait..
Catherine Daly reviews Antidotes for an Alibi
Amy King Antidotes for an Alibi BlazeVox Books ISBN 0-9759227-5-0 2005These poems read to me like poetry versions of flash fiction. Now, I like flash fiction very much, but I like the more fabulistic kind.
Live For Today...
Isn't that what they say?But what does that mean?There's no definition that mayanswer that question..
A Death in Cajamarca, Peru (Atahualpa, in Cajamarca ((in English and Spanish))
The Epic Poem:A Death in Cajamarca, Peru [Atahualpa, in Cajamarca]Advance: This is a version, not a translation of any kind, on the incarceration and death of Atahualpa the Inca King of the Inca Empire, in the 16th century (Peru).Atahualpa, enduring in Cajamarca Greeted by De Soto, his free friend from Spain! "Be Calm! These times will be tolerant to you.
Poems have different cores, or so I believe, and can only be structured well for certain figurative language-heart beats; like all counselors are not made for all clients, so all poems are not made for the same person, or purpose; when we read we all have our likes and dislikes; I do not necessarily know what poetry is per se, but I do know what the greatness of poetry has, and great poetry is close to an illusion?it carries an echo I do believe-figurative yes, at best, and questionable yes, by far. Here are five poems I've recently wrote, all with a different core, focus and style.
You make me smile like I've seldom done before You give me a reason to want more and more..
Africa - Wheres The Profit?
A poetic comment that just welled up inside my head - why cant we just do something - before many more are dead?How pious those politicians are, When up there on T.V.
Im Sorry Mom! A Mothers Day Poem
Mother's Day Poetry,I'm Sorry Mom!I'm sorry for the troubles And the worries I brought you. I'm sorry for my mistakes, I didn't mean to make you blue.
Mechanical Poetry - Part Three
Have you ever read the lyrics of a Simon and Garfunkle song? Pure poetry. Want to write poems like that? Start copying them.
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.
Learn About Love From Poet Rumi
Learn about love by reading poetry by a long dead poet named Rumi. No need to look for ancient texts hidden in caves.
Robert Burns Love Poem: A Red, Red Rose
Robert Burns, a poor man, an educated man, and a ladies' man, is representative of Scotland, much like whisky, haggis, bagpipes, and kilts. He lived a life shortened by rheumatic heart disease, 1759-1796, but his life journey through poverty, informal education, disappointed love, nationalism, and literary and financial success can be identified by all Scots and common men the world over.
The Spirits de Copan
Part oneI see them in the skies I hear them in their hells They whisper and they moanAnd never are alone- The Spirits and the Ghouls? The Spirits de Copan!They are shadows in my world Echoes in my dreams A mystery and a force To a cosmic happening! The Spirits and the Ghouls? The Spirits de Copan!..
In The Midst Of All
In the midst of darkness, there is light. In the midst of evil, there is virtue.
The Ballad of: Brawling Mad-dog Sergeant Rook [Now in: SPANISH and English]
English VersionA bunch of us guys in the hutIn ?Nam Were playing cards, singing songs; In a solo-room, back of the hut Lay mad-dog, Sergeant Rook;And watching from a distance Was his sidekick, Corporal Cook.When out of the night, he wantedTo fight This bully of six-foot-two Dog-drunk, smelling like a skunkI wanted to fight him too.
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