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

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Southwest Florida poetry contest winners announced
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Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Maine Poetry Express Waterville planned April 2 at Hathaway Creative Center
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
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Press Herald

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PRI

1200 years later, is Chinese poetry entering a new golden age?
PRI
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Free State High students to compete in regional poetry competition
Lawrence Journal World
Free State High School's slam poetry team recently earned a spot in the finals of the KC “Louder than a Bomb” competition. Poets from FSHS will join students from Paseo Academy, Raytown High and Shawnee Mission South at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Gem ...


Huffington Post

Why You Should Read More Poetry
Huffington Post
We discover poetry again and again in our lives because while the lessons life teaches us along the way about heartache, depression, love and joy, may seem familiar because we've come across them before in other narratives, movies and books, it's not ...


Los Angeles Times

Finally at rest: Britain's King Richard III buried with pomp, poetry
Los Angeles Times
He will always be known as the king whose bones were discovered beneath a parking lot. But on Thursday, Richard III was given a send-off befitting his regal title. In a ceremony oozing with British pomp and circumstance, and attended by royals ...
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The Coloradoan

Learn about silence, poetry at CSU
The Coloradoan
Learn about silence, poetry and ancient Greek language at CSU. Colorado State University faculty member Dan Beachy-Quick wrote a book-length essay on silence, which he will read excerpts from in a public lecture. Beachy-Quick wrote the essay as a ...


South China Morning Post (subscription)

Hong Kong-based poet Bei Dao wins prestigious poetry prize
South China Morning Post (subscription)
A top mainland Chinese poet based in Hong Kong has been awarded a prestigious international award for poetry, putting him on track for a future Nobel Prize for literature. Beijing-born Bei Dao, a Chinese University professor since 2007, is only the ...


WBUR

'Sidewalk Poetry' Project To Take Literature To Cambridge Streets
WBUR
They call it “Sidewalk Poetry.” And this spring, when the city of Cambridge begins its annual warm weather sidewalk construction and replacement, they aim to immortalize poems by pressing them into the wet cement. If you live in Cambridge, you could be ...

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