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 Guardian

The Penguin Book of Russian Poetry review – the importance of rhyme and reason
The Guardian
Although the chronological arc is shorter than that of the granddaddy anthology, Dimitri Obolensky's The Penguin Book of Russian Verse (1965), which included medieval oral poetry and a pair of important 18th-century literary writers, Lomonosov and ...


Your Houston News

Kingwood grad bringing common ground to 19th century English poetry, ballet at ...
Your Houston News
“One of the key (similarities between the poetry and ballet) was the difficulty of balancing a professional and personal life for women at the time because of how they wanted careers and they would have to push back getting married later in life ...

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The Guardian

Happiness by Jack Underwood review – ambitious, energetic poetry
The Guardian
When his initial Faber pamphlet came out in 2009, Underwood appeared to show Donaghy's influence, but now he recalls a poet of an older generation, Hugo Williams, for whom, as now for Underwood, the world is largely a personal matter composed of the ...


The Providence Journal

In a small state of poetry: Wise Elders and Super-heroes
The Providence Journal
But as eight years of visits to the assisted living center have taught me, poetry mostly saves lives over the long haul, or offers a kind of salve, or catharsis, or is simply the best way of saying what matters. I have by now witnessed a wide range of ...


Jamaica Gleaner (subscription)

JAMAICAN POETRY: Arise, think, speak and live!
Jamaica Gleaner (subscription)
As long as there have been people on this island, there have been songs, poems, incantations, curses, blessings, prayers, abuses, witticisms, word and sound play and all the core elements that constitute what we call poetry. We know that the Taino ...

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Noise

Poets say Lansing club all about building relationships
Noise
“I've been writing poetry and coordinating for a really long time in the area, and I was drafted,” she explained. “The club was looking for leadership, and I had come to a few meetings, and I didn't intend to take a position here, but it's a wonderful ...


New York Times

Review: From Israel, 'The Kindergarten Teacher,' a Drama About Poetry and ...
New York Times
As a hobby — or perhaps as a vehicle for unexpressed ambitions and frustrated desires — she attends a poetry workshop with other amateur versifiers. Then one day she witnesses a startling act of creation. One of her pupils, a cherubic, sleepy-eyed ...
Review: 'Policeman' Director Nadav Lapid's 'The Kindergarten Teacher'Indie Wire (blog)

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On Poetry: The lake, summertime nostalgia as fall nears
Traverse City Record Eagle
Robert Frost called this kind of poetry “playing tennis with the net down.” Free verse? Yes, but as T.S. Eliot warned, “No verse is free for the man who wants to do a good job.” And, too, it has its own tradition, from the earliest Ancient Greek poets ...

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City buses to showcase Madisonians' poetry
Madison.com
The call for poetry sponsored by Metro Transit, the Madison Arts Commission and Sarah Busse and Wendy Vardaman, Madison's poets laureate. Busse and Vardaman picked the poems that will appear on the buses, Rusch said, but all the poems that were ...


Slice of Poetry Sunday: Edna St. Vincent Millay
ChicagoNow (blog)
This Sunday's poem is equal parts sorrow and anger. Edna St. Vincent Millay captures the bewildered grief and unwillingness to accept the reality of death: especially when it is the result of injustice and hate. This is for those that died in Emanuel ...

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