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 ...
“Poetry,” by Greg Jackson The New Yorker
Fiction by Greg Jackson: “The volcano was there, and so we had to climb it. That was how things shook out for me.”
Greg Jackson Reads “Poetry” The New Yorker
Deborah Treisman hosts the author Greg Jackson, who reads his short story “Poetry,” from the April 29, 2019, issue of The New Yorker.
Langston’s Legacy: These Young Black Poets Rep Their Cultures to the Fullest The Root
While in his early 20s and a student at Lincoln University, Langston Hughes published his first book of poetry, The Weary Blues, and penned his landmark essay ...
Coast Chronicles: Does poetry float your boat? | Opinion Chinook Observer
Returning home from a profound journey over the sea, I watch as the clouds below either recede or come closer as my plane either rises or falls. And, here ...
Poetry and Prose Project presents classic poetry revue | Kudos AZ Camp Verde Bugle
Friday, April 26, 5 p.m.. the Poetry and Prose Project will present their annual classic poetry revue. A variety of voices read a variety of great words from many ...
Poetry of the Seacoast talk April 24 - News - fosters.com - Dover, NH Foster's Daily Democrat
RYE – On Wednesday, April 24 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., the Rye Public Library will present "Poetry of the Seacoast: Recollections by local authors Mimi Whiteand ...
Why Everyone Should Take a Poetry Class The Buchtelite
As someone who is not an English major, I was extremely hesitant to take any type of poetry class. In my mind, poetry was dull, meaningless words written by old ...
Jahman Hill gives everything he has to poetry The University of Alabama Crimson White
As graduate student Jahman Hill looks toward the future, it's hard to ignore what he'll leave behind at The University of Alabama: a poetry festival, a successful ...
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 “The Palace,” which appears on newyorker.com.
Rosalyn Shirley's Newly Released "Spoken Word Christian Poetry" Is a Powerful Compendium of Poems That Shed Light to the Grace of God's Word in the Scriptures - Benzinga
Rosalyn Shirley's Newly Released "Spoken Word Christian Poetry" Is a Powerful Compendium of Poems That Shed Light to the Grace of God's Word in the Scriptures Benzinga
MEADVILLE, Pa., April 23, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- "Spoken Word Christian Poetry": a moving anthology of words expressively-written to share the Word ...
Muni Poetry - Twenty-Eight Nineteenth Ave thebaycitybeacon.com
This article is part of a poetry series dedicated to every Muni route in San Francisco. You can find the poet, Mc "Mack" Allen, on twitter at @that_mc. Twenty-Eight ...
Poet & Professor Emory News Center
Inspired by Emory creative writing students, professor Jericho Brown creates a new form of poetry for his acclaimed collection, “The Tradition.”
Off topic: Amazing animals, moon plans, poetry from Mueller report, percent styles - The Mercury News
Off topic: Amazing animals, moon plans, poetry from Mueller report, percent styles The Mercury News
Happy Monday. It's Levi, driving the GMSV bus again for the week. Behold the axolotis, sea sapphire, horror frog and other “real animals that shouldn't exist.
U.P.’s first state poetry champ preps for nationals The Detroit News
Calumet — Coming to the state Poetry Out Loud competition in Lansing, Tajah-Rayne Davise was intimidated by the other students. None of them recited like ...
Local voices featured in Kent State’s poetry book Record-Courier
David Hassler furiously wrote on the chalkboard as third graders in Kate Walley's class at Seville Intermediate School raised their hands and shouted out words ...
Loveland Today: Weekend recap (plus, submit your poetry!) Loveland Reporter-Herald
Good morning, Loveland! I hope you had a pleasant Easter, if that's something you celebrate. If not, hope you simply had a relaxing Sunday and enjoyed that ...
Evansville Art Center Poetry Night | Community Events Voice Of Alexandria
Evansville Art Center is again hosting an evening of poetry readings. Poets are invited to come and read poems they've written. If you are not a poet, bring some ...
Pitts: Regional poetry festival set this week for downtown Fayetteville venues - The Fayetteville Observer
Pitts: Regional poetry festival set this week for downtown Fayetteville venues The Fayetteville Observer
'Putting your energy into poetry and spoken word creates an outlet to be heard,' says organizer.
Use poetry to challenge our ways of thinking The Daily Orange
Last week at Schine Underground, the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations' Lambda Alpha Upsilon Fraternity, Inc. hosted the fourth-annual ...
"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 ...
Being a better person … through poetry Southwest Times
firstname.lastname@example.org. There is something intense about listening to a poet read words purposely put together by expressing thoughts with a ...
For the Country’s Most Promising Teen Poets, Poetry Is Activism Vulture
The National Student Poets Program had its main sponsor cut by Donald Trump. The 2019 honorees — Heather Laurel Jensen, Darius Atefat-Peckham, Ariana ...
Orgs bring poets to the prime time Royal Purple News
This April, in honor of National Poetry Month, Latinos Unidos, the Poetry Club and Andersen Library are teaming up to give UW-Whitewater students their ...
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 ...
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.
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.
These New Orleans students are poets. Order pizza this Friday and you’ll know it The Advocate
When you order your next pizza, try extra cheese and a rhyming stanza.
Award-winning poet performs, honoring Asian heritage | News Standard Online
Snaps filled Carrington Hall's auditorium as award-winning poet, Terisa Siagatonu, performed spoken word poetry in honor of Asian Heritage Month.
'Don't Be Late for Poetry' Afro American
Baltimore has some of the most talented, raw, award-winning poets in the nation. In acknowledgement of National Poetry Month. The AFRO kicked off our ...
How to Write Poetry About Conflict The Atlantic
In the late '70s, Carolyn Forché traveled to El Salvador on the eve of its civil war, knowing little about the country. Crucially, she understood how little she knew.
Poet Sharon Dolin Is Final Spring Writers Speak Wednesdays Guest Dan's Papers
Poet Sharon Dolin is the final guest author in the 2019 spring Writers Speak Wednesdays series of free author talks and readings at Stony Brook Southampton.
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 ...
Linda Gregg, award-winning poet of lines like ‘chiseled marble,’ 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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
A Poetic Body of Work Grapples With the Physical Body at Risk The New York Times
In “The Tradition,” Jericho Brown witnesses and celebrates vulnerability and resilience in a country that too often scorns or condemns them.
Sierra Poetry Festival Features 2019 Pulitzer-Winner Forrest Gander Capital Public Radio News
The fastest-growing artform takes center stage during the 2019 Sierra Poetry Festival in Grass Valley. Nevada County Arts Council Executive Director Eliza ...
Wirt County woman to present poetry book at Parkersburg library Parkersburg News
PARKERSBURG — Debbie Richard of Elizabeth will be talking about her new illustrated collection of poetry, “PIVOT,” at 2 p.m. April 27 at the Parkersburg a.
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.
National Poetry Month: “Saffron” By Amir Safi Houston Public Media
In this sound portrait, we meet poet Amir Safi. He tells us about falling in love with poetry and competing in poetry slams, as well as the story behind his viral Ode ...
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.
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.
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 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?
The life and death of Chinese poetry’s mystical martyr SupChina
Obscure during his lifetime, Zha Haisheng has — since killing himself in 1989 — become one of the most popular and influential poets of contemporary China, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
The Universal Notebook: The art of poetry The Forecaster
“When you are a famous poet in America,” John Ashbery once observed, “you are not famous.” Unlike most everything else in America, including many other art ...
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 ...
Lady Brion: Power Through Poetry Afro American
Brion Gill, known on poetry stages internationally as “Lady Brion” wields her gift like a cudgel, or waves it like silk depending on the occasion. Yet, she ...
San Jose students give new meaning to ‘trashy poetry’ 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.
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.
Hanif Abdurraqib and Morgan Parker Chat Poetry and Blackness in America VICE
By now, you should know about Morgan Parker—she's a tour de force in the world of poetry, author of the collections Other People's Comfort Keeps Me Up at ...
Kate Clanchy: ‘Poetry makes children feel important, that they’re heard’ 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 ...
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 ...
#NaPoWriMo: 10 poets from India who are embracing (and excelling at) National Poetry Writing Month - Scroll.in
#NaPoWriMo: 10 poets from India who are embracing (and excelling at) National Poetry Writing Month Scroll.in
This April, like every year since 2003, is bringing us some fantastic daily poetry. Here are 10 poets worth following.
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, “How to Love a Country," tackling national issues such as gun violence, immigration, gay ...
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 ...
Poetry: For National Poetry Month, Notable Maine Poets Discuss Their Work and The Role of Poetry - Maine Public
Poetry: For National Poetry Month, Notable Maine Poets Discuss Their Work and The Role of Poetry Maine Public
April is National Poetry Month. With the release of new books by a number of prominent Maine poets, we'll discuss the role of poetry in today's culture and.
Ann Cannon: Poetry recommendations for the kids in your life Salt Lake Tribune
Dear Readers • 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 ...
He believes poetry is the fountain of youth The Boston Globe
Award-winning poet Major Jackson is the author of four collections, most recently “Roll Deep.” Jackson is a professor at the University of Vermont and poetry ...
Poetry round-up: McCarthy delights with second collection in two years The Irish Times
Plus new poetry from Julia Copus.
“A golden age of poetry and power of which this noonday’s the beginning hour…” - Ukiah Daily Journal
“A golden age of poetry and power of which this noonday’s the beginning hour…” 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 ...
The best recent poetry – review roundup The Guardian
Witch by Rebecca Tamás; Near Future by Suzannah Evans; O Positive by Joe Dunthorne; Discipline by Jane Yeh. Ben Wilkinson. Sat 6 Apr 2019 06.00 EDT.
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, “Sigourney Square ...
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.
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.
A Poet and Essayist Meditates on the Deep Roots Binding Humans and Trees The New York Times
C.D. Wright's posthumous book “Casting Deep Shade” offers a guided walk through beech forests and her own wide-ranging mind.
Five Cambridge poets will see their work imprinted on the sidewalk this fall The Boston Globe
The poems tackle topics including climate change, spring, and an encounter with a nightingale.
Valley Verses: Conway resident to release first poetry collection, “Kairos” 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 ...
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 ...
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.
Professor creates organization encouraging students of all majors to explore poetry Daily Bruin
Every member of the UCLA community should read or hear a poem sometime between this April and June, said English adjunct assistant professor Reed Wilson ...
Poetry book of the month: Insomnia by John Kinsella - review The Guardian
The relationship between art and our beleaguered ecosystem fires the Australian poet's new collection.
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 ...
In David Baker’s nature poetry, devastation lurks always in the background The Washington Post
David Baker published his first book of poetry, “Haunts,” in 1985. That title, both noun and verb, says a lot about the tone and tenor of the poetry Baker has ...
Portland's Café Review marks 30 years of curating poetry from around the world Press Herald
The Café Review began humbly, as 16 mimeographed sheets of paper stapled together. The poets who gathered regularly at Woodfords Café in Portland ...
Classic Signals: Students celebrate Poetry Month The Signal
National Poetry Month is a time to reflect on famous poets, such as Maya Angelou and Langston Hughes, who have highlighted important social issues in their ...
Byo poet shines zbc.co.zw
Apr 22, 2019 | Entertainment & Arts | 0 |. Over the years, poetry has been used as a way of expressing one's self at the same time infusing history and culture ...
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 “Imagination Activist” poet Glenis Redmond. The reception and reading will be held at McLeod ...
On poetry, tradition, risk-taking, and colonial barbarians Al Jazeera English
A conversation between Indian poet Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee and Palestinian poet Najwan Darwish.
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 ...
The Poetry Of An X-Ray Science Friday
Rafael Campo, a doctor and a poet, turns his experiences in the operating room into poetry.
An excavation of voices from Tuam's 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.
Jammin' for poetry: Students perform prose Eagle-Tribune
NORTH ANDOVER — With April vacation only two or three hours away, 50 or so students and a few adults produced the annual North Andover High School ...
Photos: Renée Adams leads Del Ray poetry walk Alexandria Times
Renée Adams, the creator and curator of a Del Ray poetry fence, led a poetry walk down Mount Vernon Avenue on April 6. During the walk, Adams took ...
A Young Poet, a Mysterious Stranger and an El Salvador on the Brink of War The New York Times
Carolyn Forché's “What You Have Heard Is True” recalls her 1970s journey in the company of a revolutionary who wants her to bear witness to his country's ...
Chrome extension replaces Google’s 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 — they're poems that use language, form and rhythm to let kids reflect, imagine and think.
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!
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.
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 ...
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 — through his poetry ...
My Final Defeat - Fixed Competition
She probably can't remember and I know I can never forget..
Testimony to the Night [In English and Spanish]
In the quiet of the arctic night- In its deep northern skies, Dim are the lights, in its coldEvening frost?! Even the stars of the arctic Seem silently stone frozen!Here, here is where you find Peace and the beast within-! Remote, no ears or wordsTo clutter the mind To entrench the throat; Here, here is where you die?(for a moment).Here, the sky has eternal eyes Eyes with cosmic tides Tides that never rest: they warWith the Universe- Likened to a dark deep abyss; Endless and never resting?Here my eyes seek and search In countless hours, ebbing and Sweeping the heavens aboveNumbing, changeless- Are the cosmos, the heavens? Here resides a strange peace?Here, resides a strange peace With an army of stars to defeat Shinning, silently in the darkThe ebbing, eldritch dark; Time has no relevance here, Here, resides a strange, peace?Cold and oddly numb are my feet, As I look up, upon the many bridges One star bridging the next-as if,If Kings and Queens were Guarding them-the Hosts- O-Yes! A strange, strange peace?Ah! Praise, praise be to thee, to thee Flaming, blazing firmaments-ye, Ye, remind me not, of the wars I left,Of the foes, divine immortals?The enemies that never rest Ah! Praise, praise be to thee, to theeI hear music, harmony from afar (there) There are storms hidden in a storehouse, For tomorrow-war beyond, beyondOrion's dust?perpetual dust; There, there the sun is dim to bleak.
Give Me a Lily Pad & The Continuum [two Poems]
What can I do to keep this world in its orbital spin? I gave up trying to win the hearts of the many-. Throw the meat-balls against the wall, stop, stop!! Trying to make them spin, like God did in the heavens!Sexual longings-a pathway to anger and rage- Turn the page to the cheap hotels, turn the page Give it a pathway to run, tell your friends, they've won.
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!..
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.
Let Your Feelings Be Your Guide
The light of all eternity shines with me now / My feelings light up my life / How I find my way is determined by them / They illumine my path and show me who I amWhen I was young, I felt so many things / Then came the day when I could not stand the pain / My world was chaos then, filled with sorrow and grief / So I closed up to protect that fragile Self withinYears would go by before I could open again / I was forced to by circumstances beyond my control / Life dealt me blows which I later recognized as my own / To awaken me to that sorrow deep within my SoulI worked hard to find my way back to the Light / To that place within where I could feel once again / There my Heart shone forth with a brave face / And shed light on all that I had concealedNow I see how I closed that tender-hearted Self / How I froze in the face of my destiny / Troubles swirled around as a constant source of grief / And I fell to sleep out of fearI am awakening now to the deep void within / Where I've stored all those troubles and pain / I fight my way back to that center once again / So I can come forth completely and be trueMy life moves forward as of this day / When I committed to finding my true Self / I've engaged all manner of demons on this journey / To return to that Source deep insideI wish for life to fill me now and bring all it can / I am thirsty for experience and for growth / I want lavish riches from my Soul to fill me / So that I can truly enjoy all that I beholdThis work is sometimes difficult as I have learned / But no more than any task requiring Love / This journey enriches me with its purpose / And fills me with Life and SoulThis is my gift to myself, my own holy Soul / To have, to hold and to behold / This Heart that bled is now healing its wounds / And can prosper again from what Life bringsLet there never be a return to where hurts cramp me up / And fill me with bitterness and pain / I am awake now, yes, and can move ahead / To appreciate all that Life has assignedOh glory to you, my Sweet Soul, for coming this day / I thank you from the bottom of my Heart / We two can sing together the praises of Love / That take us forward on this journey through timeNever let it be said that one so deserving / Could not find his or her way Home / All whom will follow shall see this Light in turn / And know that their journey can be wonI take you with me now, my Sweet Soul / For you are here in my hands / Where I can behold you / And together, we can be so bold"Move on," you say to me. "Move on, my love / The Light wishes for us to do so" / And my Heart sings with the possibilities / So that "Yes" is the answer I can render with easeMy Heart is filled with Love and joy in this moment / Knowing that I am with you, my Soul / My feelings tell me you are there and always were / Till that sleep came over me earlier onBy awakening to your touch do I know You / And find my own truth there in your eyes / You show me through Love what my purpose can be / I am inspired by this attentive designI am pleased we are here together, in this life / I am pleased that our love is so strong / For now I can reach you, my Sweet Soul Sublime / When you call to me from deep within my HeartI have your answer Dear, and know this to be true / That you and I are forever to be born / In this life or another, we join with each other / And We Soar .
The Plane from Iquitos [1959-Part One]
Iquitos & the Amazon Part OneIt was December 2, l959, I was sitting on a small prop-plane leaving Iquitos, Peru for a trip down the Amazon toward the opening, the mouth of the mighty Amazon,--to Manaus. As we flew low one could see the waters of the Amazon, the city always impressed me, but more from this birds-eye view, you could see the mighty river in its squid like form, with all it tentacles [contributories: waters linking to the river].
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.
You cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved.
How wonderfully sweet to be a dweller dwelling on the road of goodbye. Bittersweet tears fall as I think of all the places I'll never see, all the faces I'll never know, all the joys I'll never share, as I head for the unknown.
Breathing-in, Minnesota [a poem: now in Spanish and English]
In early fall, in Minnesota, the rain falls, falls, In buckets, buckets and more buckets-: drops Likened to music from its many streams-land Of ten-thousand lakes; moistened gravel, gravel Everywhere?Grandpa sits on the porch-daydreaming of, of Something, perhaps winter around the corner-; As the flies disappear, with the mosquitoes? Leaves will soon vanish, shadows will come earlyMaybe he's thinking about summer: miles and miles And miles and miles of cornfields; his childhood now Long gone, he hums a hymn, a song; looking at the Metal-piped fence, he made, with three poles, on the Embankment, leading up the steps to the porch; It's worn-out like him.The winds in Minnesota smell fresh, fresh from all The foliage, there's a lot of it.
Ole Bulky Jeeps & Paper, Ink and Rain [two Peoms]
Ole Bulky JeepsThrough late summer's heat These bulky shaped jeeps Ride by house and farm City and barn-Hungry for Spring-again, hoping to avoid The Slipping and sliding Of winter's ice and wind?[s]Their weighty legs are dirty From moving dust and rain (Here and there, everywhere) Through all kinds of terrain Like moving clouds caught In the foliage of the woods? They never slow down a ting They have a duty, and give.It's part of how they live- In military-, bulky ole jeeps!.
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.
Out of the eight poems provided here [all previously unpublished], four are Poetic Prose, a few Visionary [what I call Vsionary anyhow], a few Free Verse, and a few with more form and structure, more closely to the Auden style of: stanza, metrical rhythm, and rhyme. In saying that, I do believe all the poems are conveying a rich network of meaning, some of them painfully close bond between pleasure and destruction.
Because of You
You are to me my lifeline my security. That scares me.
Mechanical Poetry; Part Two
What do you do when you want to write poetry? I hope your answer is "I start writing." Even writing a bad poem is better than waiting for the "right words.
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.
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.
Two Poems Written During Recovery
Since my wife and I are moving, or preparing to move, we've been going through our things as most people must, to prepare for the new location, and in doing so, I found two poems, ones I wrote in 1990, now 15-years old, never published, and so I'd like to publish them today. I was a heavy drinker up to 1984 (some twenty years drinking), when I quite, and so these poems must have something to do with it, a slight reflection perhaps.
Looking Out the Rear Window
The funeral rite concluded With the pastor shaking hands, Offering words of comfort I didn't quite understand.The undertakers came forth And summoned pallbearers' four.
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