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:


Telegraph.co.uk

National Poetry Day: children must learn poetry by heart
Telegraph.co.uk
We all agree, surely – memorising poetry is a Good Thing, and children ought to do it. I say, “We all agree,” because it's so much easier to assume it's a Good Thing than to have to explain why. The reasons tend to be too dreamy and tribal and worthy.


Helena Bonham Carter reads Christina Rossetti's Song poem for National Poetry ...
Telegraph.co.uk
Among the many events taking place on the day include a poetic takeover of Covent Garden Tube Station in London, where poems will be read out over the tanoy, a poetry film and live performances of new commissions to commemorate the First World War ...


Telegraph.co.uk

Andrew Motion: learning poetry by heart ignites the imagination
Telegraph.co.uk
These are all qualities that my fellow-organisers and I make the guiding principles of Poetry by Heart. Which is a poetry-remembering competition for secondary school pupils, launched two years ago with funding from the Department of Education and ...
Ted Kooser: A Not-So-Scary PoetKUOW News and Information

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The Guardian

Kei Miller wins Forward poetry prize
The Guardian
The Jamaican poet Kei Miller has won the prestigious Forward prize for the best poetry collection of 2014 for his “standout” book based on dialogue between a mapmaker striving to impose order on an unfamiliar land and a “Rasta-man” who queries his ...
Jamaican poet Kei Miller wins £10000 Forward PrizeTelegraph.co.uk
Poet's verse has chance to fit the billThe Oxford Times

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The Guardian

Why poetry belongs to us all
The Guardian
Perhaps I should feel offended by this reaction to my novel, but actually, I completely understand. Poetry isn't the language of the masses. In schools it's often taught as an isolated unit, as though it's not part of regular literature, and in the ...


BBC News

Dylan Thomas poem animated for National Poetry Day
BBC News
A poem by Dylan Thomas has been brought to life in a short animated film to mark National Poetry Day. Michael Sheen narrates The Hunchback in the Park for the movie by award-winning Aardman Animations for BBC Wales. Sheen said the film brought the ...
BBC Wales premieres Aardman Animations created short film of Dylan Thomas's ...The Drum

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The Guardian

National Poetry Day 2014: a celebration in pottery, pizzas and popular memory
The Guardian
On the day itself, a star lineup, including the author Julia Donaldson and the poet and comedian John Hegley, will take part in the Poetry Society's National Poetry Day Live, taking over the Royal Festival Hall again for an afternoon of films and ...


Huffington Post

The Paradox of Contemporary Poetry
Huffington Post
On the one hand, poetry seems to be dwindling -- in bookstore shelves and traditional academic curricula -- so much so that it has become fashionable for journalists to frequently declare it dead. On the other hand, I have but to scroll through my ...


Political poetry in Russia: 1990s – 2000s
Russia Beyond the Headlines
Many poets who had become successful during Soviet times turned to nostalgic, even passionate, poems about the Russia they believed had died during Perestroika and Yeltsin's subsequent transition to democracy. Their protests ranged from the broad ...


Daily Nebraskan

Poetry at the Moon regular shares stories of trauma work
Daily Nebraskan
Such was the case this past Monday at the Crescent Moon's weekly literary open mic, Poetry at the Moon. Monday night, the Crescent Moon hosted a release party for the Autumn issue of the local quarterly literary magazine, Lincoln Underground. Most of ...

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