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 York Times

How Has the Social Role of Poetry Changed Since Shelley?
New York Times
Shelley once called poets the “unacknowledged legislators of the world.” This week, Adam Kirsch and Leslie Jamison discuss how the social role of poetry has changed since then. By Adam Kirsch. No one asked for Shelley's views on the Congress of Vienna, ...


Telegraph.co.uk

Christmas Books 2014: best poetry to read
Telegraph.co.uk
Increasingly, poets are doing just that. At least, the most striking of recent collections are taking on the realities of conflict and division, and for a moment there seems to be less room for introspective or brooding poems. For example, “the world ...


New York Daily News

Bronx woman hopes poetry will push people to the polls
New York Daily News
BY DENIS SLATTERY. NEW YORK DAILY NEWS. A YOUNG Bronx woman is using her pen to push people to the polls. Crystal Valentine, 20, was named New York City Youth Poet Laureate after a rousing reading of her poem “A Voter's Problem” at a ...


The 50 Best Independent Fiction and Poetry Books of 2014
Flavorwire
2014 will go down as a landmark year in independent literature, chiefly because a few longstanding “trends” or “developments” are hardening into verifiable traits of fiction and poetry beyond Big Publishing. To begin with, independent poetry, noted ...


The Guardian

Clive Palmer's poetry unearthed and it's, er, well-meaning
The Guardian
Palmer's book of poetry, Dreams, Hopes and Reflections, was published in 1981 under the name F Clive Palmer when the mining magnate, and possible billionaire, was 26. It is not known how many copies survive, but when one happened to cross Guardian ...

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The WSU Sign Post

Poetry slam furthers change in Ogden community
The WSU Sign Post
The Champions' Slam, in which all competitors must have won at least one poetry slam before or have had their works published, was organized by Weber State students, Westminster's Slam Poetry Club and the non-profit group Wasatch Wordsmiths.


The Atlantic

The Last Rock-Star Poet
The Atlantic
“Poetry is dead!” cried John Berryman, emerging in distraction from the Manhattan hospital room that Dylan Thomas had just exited by another, more conclusive route. Poetry had been unconscious for four days, as a result of alcohol and then morphine.


How Poetry Gave Me a Voice
Huffington Post
Why would teens go to the library to read poetry when they can easily be on Facebook, clicking away at their notifications? Why would teens read, or even write poetry, when they could be liking photos on Instagram or watching music videos on YouTube?


RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

'What Rhymes With Islamic State?' Militants Express Ideology Through Poetry
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
When Chilean poet Pablo Neruda wrote that poetry was an "act of peace," he presumably did not envisage that the art form would one day be taken up by violent Islamist extremists. Though many media reports have highlighted how Western Islamic State ...


Corny Kickoff Poetry is Moving On...Mostly
Corn Nation
Your usual rhyme smorgasbord where we focus on the future (mostly) with a special thank you to the seniors.  Tweet Share on Twitter Share Share on Facebook  Share Share with Cornhuskers friends 3 Comments. Alright everyone - your assignment, ...

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Google News

Two Poems with Triggers [and a commentary]

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Here And There

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Colorful Talk

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I Saw the Universe

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Two Poems, with Figurative Language

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Whats A Prisoner to Do?

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Chan Chan and The Gorriones (Two Poems in English and Spanish)

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Asha of Darfur [A poem with a commentary by the author]

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The Butcher of Lima and Footprints to Mantaro Valley (Two Poems)

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I Hate The Wait (Weight)

I get up in the morningAnd want to stay in... Read More

Im Sorry Mom! A Mothers Day Poem

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The Valley Of Pain

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Infected Ideologies [a Poetic Portrait]

the disease of extremism is infectious-; whoever cannot think of... Read More

The Dead God of Copan (in English and Spanish)

English VersionAnd the Death God said: "Let it rise to... Read More

Little Girl from Huancayo [a poem/in English and Spanish]

Little girl from HuancayoDo you really, really know? Just how... Read More

The Crusader: A Search for the Virtue Inside (an excerpt of an Epic Poem)

On through the darkness she searches the bones Seeking the... Read More

A Death in Cajamarca, Peru (Atahualpa, in Cajamarca ((in English and Spanish))

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Two Poems: San Jeronimo Brook & [in English and Spanish]

Fair Andes! Thy arms reach highOf iron-woven solid stone Thu... Read More

Changes

I am not the one I was before yesterday.I cannot... Read More

Cruel World

Azra, Azra, Wake up Azra. Wake up Azra, It is... Read More