Poetry Information

Poetry Information

The Last King of Mars [A Poetic Mytho]

[As Told by the Last] King: it was in the year 23,700 BC that one of the two moons of earth was hit by a meteor that of which, a great part of the moon broke off and hit earth's surface with a devastating impact. Thus the solar system absorbed a cataclysm in unimaginable proportions, from Jupiter to Mars; knocking Earth out of its 100,000-year Ice Age.


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.


Take some time to stop and look at nature. Pick up a rock or two and think about where it might have started out and what it might have gone through to end up where you found it.

The Time Has Come and Buzzing

Most of my poems are written late at night, often, as this one was, after I have turned out the lights to go to sleep. It seems that is the time when I am most creative.

Famous Poets Quotations - Top 30 Poetry Quotations by Famous Poets

"For this reason poetry is something more philosophical and more worthy of serious attention than history."-- Aristotle"Every American poet feels that the whole responsibility for contemporary poetry has fallen upon his shoulders, that he is a literary aristocracy of one.

Three Poems [Lima; Judges and Evils Creation]

1.Evil's CreationThou knowith evil clings To tender peace-; Nor does it heed one's drowsy Un-enthralled grief?But softly it darkens Twilight's dunes-; With sprinkling shadows Straight from the moon.

Man Unbowed [A poem]

Man UnbowedUnbowed by sin, the world of man, stands Upon his feet he gapes into the sky, The indifference of centuries within his eyes, And in his heart the curse of the old world. Who made him dead to love and God? A thing that breathes only for wants and needs, With a lack of emotion, a brother to the fox? Who tightened and pushed up his jagged brow? (To make him look so grand, so proud-so tall.

Death & the Supernatural: Poetry/Five Poems

Supernatural PoetryHere are five poems,-what I call-death and supernatural poems. Perhaps a bit bizarre, a few stanzas may be, but with unfailing subtlety of course, and a ting of acuteness, but we have to hag on if we want a good ride:1.

Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Dog

Emlyn Williams Theatre, Mold, North Wales: 20th February 2003Clwyd Theatr Cymru commemorated the 50th anniversary of the death of the Welsh poet, Dylan Thomas (1914-1953) with a superb run of performances by a small but accomplished cast of actors.Described in the programme as "A theatrical journey through the prose writing of Dylan Thomas", the production was created by Tim Baker, an Associate of the Royal National Theatre, who won the Manchester Evening News Best Visiting Production award in 1992 for the highly acclaimed To Kill a Mockingbird.

The Gaul of La Laguna de Paca

Part OneI tell you a legend of long ago Of the sunken city of La Laguna de Paca, (Where I had met a lingering ghost) Within this region of Huancayo--Peru; Truth lies, but only the soul knows.Part TwoSo the legend goes, of long ago: During the rising of the full moon The Mermaid of La Laguna de Paca, appears And to the nearby towns folks, she echoes.

The Treasure of Catalina Huanca (In English and Spanish)

Note: written after seeing the little adobe 16th century church San Sebastian, in San Jeronimo, by the mountains of Huancayo, Peru, after being taken there by the Wandering Quechua guide, Enrique (4-13-2005).The Treasure of Catalina HuancaWritten by Dennis L.

Our Home

Our home was warm in the shade of the trees or when the sun was not upon it.It was built on the side of a hill, near a lake where spirits could be free.

Thank You To Our Soldiers And A Tribute To Old Glory And A Prayer For Peace

Thank youDedicated to soldiers and their loved onesFor those who have laid in fox holes,carried guns,marched for hours.For those who have had cold sleepless nights,endless days of discomfort.

Spell of the Andes: (in English and Spanish)

Note: written 4-15-05, while driving through the Andes of Peru, from Huancayo to Lima. I sensed I was but an ant, among the mass of stone, earth and foliage of this enchanting, and enduring landscape.

How to Write Bad Poetry

"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."--Oscar WildePeople write poetry for a plethora of reasons, but this article has a sharpened arrowhead aimed directly at the fingertips of amateur poets who wish to be published yet refuse to learn the attributes of a well-crafted poem.

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Sun Sentinel

Parkland freshman turns to poetry for processing her pain
Sun Sentinel
Tragedy strikes in the middle of English class on Valentine's day. 17 students and teachers were massacred in a Parkland high school. Anne GeggisContact ReporterSun Sentinel. Privacy Policy. Her best friend died sitting next to her. Three other ...

Cambridge Day

Sidewalk Poetry Contest looks for writers ready to make an impression (in concrete)
Cambridge Day
Fifteen squares of sidewalk citywide have already been stamped with the short works of Cambridge poets, and more indelible words will be selected between Tuesday and March 20 in the city's fourth annual Sidewalk Poetry Contest. Winners and runners-up ...


Poet laureate adds to shooting healing process
Writing and reading a poem is kind of more personal and it's a different kind of action. It's kind of a slow-paced action. It's one moment of peace or considering of what's taken place as opposed to being jostled by everything.” he added. Herrera read ...

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Woburn Daily Times

Garden Club Federation of Mass. Poetry, Essay winners
Woburn Daily Times
TEWKSBURY — Amaya and Dasia Allen of Tewksbury were recently announced winners of the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts' award for the group's 2017-2018 Poetry and Essay Contest. Each girl submitted an entry for their own grade level, and each ...

Central Michigan Life

Kewadin poetry community showcased in film festival documentary
Central Michigan Life
For nearly 33 years, Wooten held workshops and readings for young poets, which has trailed off in recent years. Maintaining the Stone Circle has since become a full-time job and labor of love. Wooten originally built Stone Circle to inspire a sense of ...

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The Spokesman-Review

Poet EJ Koh grapples with love
The Spokesman-Review
In a way, they are embedded in our genes, the trauma, the experiences, and really, poetry is another way to release, interact, reconcile these events that perpetually play themselves out in our lives,” Koh said. Koh's work at reconciliation extends ...

Washington Post

I represented the US at a poetry conference. Would Trump pit me against other poets?
Washington Post
The Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation is housed in a building constructed in 1936 — before the 1960 birth of this country, before the 1974 unrest that ripped it in two. On a Saturday this past November, a group of poets is gathered on the second ...


Poem For Your Thoughts: Your Memories Of Love, Captured In ...
You shared stories of being smitten, stories of betrayal and even a love letter to a dog. Here, author Kwame Alexander selects poems that get to the heart of those experiences.
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Hot Springs Sentinel

Submissions open for Third Annual Paul Tucker Poetry Prize
Hot Springs Sentinel
Entries are being accepted for the Third Annual Paul Tucker Poetry Prize, to be awarded during this year's Arts & The Park celebration. The first place winner will be awarded $1,000 cash. To be eligible, the poem must be unpublished and submitted by ...

Kane County Chronicle

Batavia event by Waterline Writers to let poems, slam poetry shine
Kane County Chronicle
Rounding out the evening will be three-minute slam poems from the teen poetry competition. The winners include Neuqua Valley High School's Noah Espinoza, Malak “MJ” Jellouli, David Mullons, Sereen Omer and Alyssa Pazanin and West Aurora High School's ...

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