Bleed

now is not the time to open open that great door again not the time to be more tolerant not the time to play to win

now is not the time for justice evolution mercy choices not the time to pet the puppies yipping with pathetic voices

now is not the time for kindness not the time for compromise not the time for loving blindness not the time to close my eyes

now for one too many people not that i have gained no good heart has sown but flesh is reaping tears to mind and wasted blood

now my inner wolf seeks equals only those whose chords can howl deadly whether lone or social defending young or on the prowl

tell me not that you would die upon the spines of my displeasure live for me and for you will i cherish each cell as if a treasure

put me not inside a cage but roam with me through snow and sun be by my side or breathe my dust for i shall bleed again for none

Niki Lasher Artist, Writer, and Webmatron http://www.kthulah.com

In The News:


New poetry by area poets to be featured on LCTA buses
Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
New works of poetry and accompanying photography, displayed on placards normally used for advertising, are once again being placed inside Luzerne County Transportation Authority buses for the 2014-2015 edition of the Poetry in Transit initiative.


Hope releases his first book of poetry
Bradenton Herald
JUNEAU, Alaska — Ishmael Hope spent six years putting together his first collection of poetry, "Courtesans of Flounder Hill," a period of time in which the manuscript went through many changes — as did Hope himself. Among them: He became a father to ...

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The Guardian

Imtiaz Dharker awarded Queen's gold medal for poetry
The Guardian
She added: “Hers is a unique perspective and an essential voice in the diversity of English-language poetry. It is a moral force – a force for good and a force for change – that refuses to see the world as anything less personal than an extended ...

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Running on poetry: advertising our importance
The Hindu
In Polish poet Wisława Szymborska's poem, Advertisement, the poet talks about the merits of prescription medicine. She seems to sell it to us when she says, “I know how to handle misfortune/how to take bad news/I can minimize injustice/lighten up God's ...

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Valdosta Daily Times

Literary Guild rejoices in poetry
Valdosta Daily Times
Collins, professor of poetry at Harvard, suggests that quiet reflection in solitude can also enrich one's appreciation of everyday events. In a poem titled “Introduction to Poetry, he bemoans the fact that students do not enjoy the total effect that ...


Diana Whitney debuts first poetry collection
Brattleboro Reformer
BRATTLEBORO >> If you were a Greek god, you'd know what it means to commune with the moon. You'd know how it feels to move like a lynx and catch the hare. You'd know that your body is kin to the sun, and that every shade and flower scent means ...


Poetry Podcast: Stephen Burt Reads Liz Waldner
The New Yorker
In this week's episode of the poetry podcast, which concludes the first year of the series, Stephen Burt reads “Sad Verso of the Sunny ____,” by Liz Waldner, which was published in The New Yorker in 2009. The poem—in which the speaker recalls a ritual ...

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The Globe and Mail

The latest in poetry: Ken Babstock's meditations on surveillance and ...
The Globe and Mail
The first section of Ken Babstock's newest collection, On Malice, is called SIGINT. It's a sequence of jagged sonnets that “occur,” according to Babstock's notes, in an abandoned NSA surveillance station sitting atop a man-made mountain of “massive ...

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YourWestValley.com

Veterans learn to tell stories through poetry
YourWestValley.com
Through readings, exercises and discussion, participants will delve into their own experiences to practice the craft of poetry writing. All materials and a complimentary meal will be provided at each session. Veterans at all levels of writing ...


A Poetry Contest About Race
New York Times (blog)
I did this years ago, with a poetry contest about the Iraq war, and I found many of the poems very moving. Race likewise seems one of those topics that calls for the kind of soul-searching that poetry is well suited for. I'd also invite school or ...

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I can see the cerulean blue of the skiesOr the... Read More

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I cannot bear to think of when you will be... Read More