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:


The New Yorker

Ecstasy of Influence
The New Yorker
Emerson paved the way for poets of genius, but his own brilliance lay elsewhere. Credit Illustration by Roman Muradov. In January of 1842, Ralph Waldo Emerson's firstborn child, Waldo, contracted scarlet fever and died within a week. He was five. He ...


The Indian Express

What poetry has to do with math
The Indian Express
Over the past year, I have heard my friend, mathematician Manjul Bhargava, give several public lectures on the deep connections between poetry, Sanskrit and mathematics. Like many other mathematicians before him who have written or spoken on this topic ...


The Quietus

New Writing: Poetry By Emily Carney
The Quietus
New Writing: Poetry By Emily Carney Karl Smith , August 30th, 2015 16:41. New writing is back in the finest of transatlantic form this week, providing you with a single poem by Connecticut's own Emily Carney ...


The Daily Iberian

Pictures, poetry win inaugural Battle of Notebooks
The Daily Iberian
Delcambre used a combination of photography and poetry to get his overall vision of the city across. Submissions included pieces like “The Grotto,” which related Delcambre's personal and religious observations with the monument in New Iberia's Main Street.


Veitch: Stakes' namesake poetry for Motion
The Saratogian
Veitch: Stakes' namesake poetry for Motion. Better Talk Now runs at Belmont Park in this NYRA file photo. The 15-year-old gelding now lives on his former trainer Graham Motion's farm. Motion has two entries in Monday's stakes race named after the 2004 ...

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The Missoulian

Shelf Life: MPL opens registration for “Introduction to Reading & Writing ...
The Missoulian
The Missoula Public Library is excited to announce that it is offering the chance for patrons to join local writer and poet Emily Walter for an intro to reading and writing poetry workshop focusing on contemporary poets and their work while writing ...


Ted Kooser: An American Life in Poetry, Aug. 30, 2015
Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
I do better in animal time, / a creeping dawn, slow ticking toward dusk. / In the middle of the day on the Nebraska prairie, / I'm unnerved by subdued sounds, as if listening / through water, even the high-pitched drone of the / cicadas faint; the ...


NPR

For Carl Phillips, Poetry Is Experience Transformed — Not Transcribed
NPR
Taking chances can sometimes lead to great art. But award-winning poet Carl Phillips says there's a risk to, well, taking risks. "I think there has to be a place for risk and for restlessness in any kind of fully lived life, and especially I think for ...

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New York Times

Oliver Sacks, Casting Light on the Interconnectedness of Life
New York Times
... and art, physiology and psychology, the beauty and economy of the natural world and the magic of the human imagination. In his writings, as he once said of his mentor, the great Soviet neuropsychologist and author A. R. Luria, “science became poetry.”.

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RollingStone.com

Inside Bill Murray's 'Secret' Love of Poetry
RollingStone.com
In his youth, Bill Murray wrote poetry, although he's been wise enough not to share it with the world. "Everything rhymed," he's said of those juvenile efforts, a sentence halfway between a brag and a confession. In recent years, the actor has become a ...

Google News

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Poetry in Turbulence

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Satirical Poetry About Tony Blair

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Never Ever More

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Motiff

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