Welcome to the Town of Feeling

Happy, Sad, Mad and Glad, Moved in down the streetCautious watched them, from her window, Wondering, which one should I meet?Confused came in with overwhelmed and said, "The Panics have come to town"Then Hopeful called the carefulls, And said that Happy was a clown.Anxious came in with the news, Confident... Read More

A Case of The Fears

Chicken Soup is good for a coldSleep is good for the FluWhen I get a case of the FearsWhat is a person to do?It is not bacteriaAlthough it can eat away my soulIt is not a virusYet, it can keep me from feeling wholeI know what will do the trick,What... Read More

I Hate The Wait (Weight)

I get up in the morningAnd want to stay in bedOh, so nice and warmLike fresh from the oven bread.My day is oh so busyI wish that I could stayIn the quiet of my houseIf only I could play.Relax and play like Children doNo matter where they areNever worried about... Read More

Why I enjoy Writing?

During interviews and general conversations with the public,one of the most difficult questions for me to answer(timely and thoroughly) is,"Why do you enjoy writing"?So due to the challenge manifested in such a question,I pondered on creating an answer. Many reasons came to mind,but after digesting much"time for thought",I managed to... Read More

Growing

Growing hurts sometimes; saying goodbye to friends, to things you've known and done to things you wanted to do. Growing heals sometimes the shattered dreams and hopes of a life you once knew leading you to a new knowledge... Read More

Kens Poem

How wonderfully sweet to be a dweller dwelling on the road of goodbye. Bittersweet tears fall as I think of all the places I'll never see, all the faces I'll never know, all the joys I'll never share, as I head for the... Read More

Find the Magic

FIND the MAGICFind the Magic As you release old bondage Come out of hiding And see the starsFind the Magic As you expose the pain Let the tears flow And find beauty in your bodyFind the Magic As you scream from the beating Run from the threats And feel the... Read More

Ocean Heal Me

Ocean Heal MeOcean heal my wounds Let your waves curl and foam on my body Wash away blood, heal scarsOcean renew me with your power As unceasingly you roll Giving strength that's been drainedOcean keep me warm Wrap me in your brine Caress me with your tidesOcean disperse my tears... Read More

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 winnow is not the time for justice evolution mercy choices not the time to pet the puppies yipping with pathetic voicesnow is not the time... Read More

Joined

JOINEDHeart beat of man pounding - yet unheard joined becomes the beat of a nation.Words of man written - yet unread joined becomes a proclamation.Sounds of man spoken - yet unheard joined becomes a production .Lines of man drawn - yet unrecognized joined becomes an illustration.Beings of man humming... Read More

In The News:


Paste Magazine

Poetry Isn't Dead: A Wake-Up Call
Paste Magazine
Poetry is dead. Christopher Ingraham notes in an article from The Washington Post: “According to the latest numbers, poetry is less popular than jazz. It's less popular than dance, and only about half as popular as knitting. The only major arts ...


The Guardian

Simon Armitage: Making poetry pay
The Guardian
“I know other poets who work on poems as exploration, but I've usually got a destination in mind. I knew in that poem I wanted to end up in Sainsbury's supermarket” – a slight pause, as the audience guffawed – “it was just a question of getting back ...


Share “Poetry project ends with spring event at...”
NewsOK.com
Parks said the students started writing poetry in September and ended up with about seven or eight poems. The students selected their favorite one to be transferred to a publishing kit along with any illustrations they wanted to add. The kits were sent ...
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The Poetry of Raymond Carver Makes a Leap to E-Books
New York Times
In September, Vintage will publish a digital edition of “Beginners,” the unedited, uncut manuscript of his 1981 collection, “What We Talk About When We Talk About Love.” The unedited collection caused a stir when Mr. Carver's widow, the poet Tess ...


Opinionator | Poetry Kept My Patient Alive
New York Times (blog)
Steve, my patient, fancied himself a poet, first and foremost. Brilliant, yet sadly bedeviled by schizoaffective disorder — a condition somewhere between schizophrenia and bipolar — he feared he would die before his gift was discovered. “I think I'm ...


CNN

This Iwo Jima veteran's moving poetry will help you understand Memorial Day
CNN
Gradually, he turned to poetry to give voice to his pain. And at 92, the World War II veteran has joined a writing group with veterans of all wars — Vietnam, Korea, Iraq and Afghanistan -- at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia ...

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La Crosse Tribune

Laurel High School to host poetry night
La Crosse Tribune
The 2015 spring poetry class, created and facilitated by Laurel High School junior Rena Medow, aimed to exemplify the accessibility of poetry, despite its reputation as an esoteric art form. Class participants, Molly Hopkins-Sheets, Corin Humphrey, Mia ...


The Guardian

Wole Soyinka dismisses claims he is too grand and old for Oxford poetry chair
The Guardian
Bragg, who had previously backed the Nigerian poet to be the next Oxford chair of poetry, told the Sunday Times he was switching his allegiance to Simon Armitage, saying he was concerned 80-year-old Soyinka would not “bother to come to Oxford” were he ...

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The Missoulian

Perambulatory poetry: James McMurtry's “Complicated Game”
The Missoulian
"Complicated Game" is a 12-track collection of perambulatory poetry, subtly pushing us to be aware of. We believe in the lightness and shadows in the lyrics, the good, the bad, and the balance that is the balance of life. When we hear, “Ain't Got A ...


Deccan Herald

Varun Gandhi's immature offering butchers poetry
Deccan Herald
In today's day and age, it wouldn't be wrong to say that every other individual is either an author or wants to become one - and that everyone has a dormant poet within him or her, waiting to be published by a publisher who "believes" or sees "promise ...

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

The following two poems, one in English, the other in... Read More

A Hundred and Fifty Dead [Korean War--l952]

There I sat, ninety-five degree weatherOutside; the bookstore caf, was... Read More

Stone Beds [A Poem and an Advance]

Stone Beds [Pompeii's surge]Advance: after the great eruption of Pompeii's... Read More

Stones

As I picked up some of the polished gemstones in... Read More

The Exit Poems [Iron and Fire & No Heroes]

The Exit Poems [And Socrates]Iron and FireIron can be... Read More

Tsunami -a Poem Dedicated To Help Aid and Awareness and Encourage Future Harmony. Make Peace Not War

Real Power.One Tsunami, and all our armies, Seem belittled by... Read More

Growing

Growing hurts sometimes; saying goodbye to friends, ... Read More

Colorful Talk

"I heard what you said, Red. Yet, I have to... Read More

Wondering

How I wonder what he's doing as I sit alone... Read More

Tsunami Day

A Poem - By Lorraine KemberIt was a day like... Read More

Four Poems: Harvest of Apoplectic Horses [Katrinas Pathway]

Four Poems: Katrina's PathwayHarvest of Apoplectic Horses ((Dedicated to: Katrina))... Read More

Five Poems

Poems have different cores, or so I believe, and can... Read More

Grandpas House & From Iraq with Love [Two Poems]

Grandpa's House [The ole Real House]The house needed painting Sun-blistered... Read More

Five Poems from Home [And a view on the planet vs. the poet]

Five Poems from Home1) Remembering: Dorothy Parker [Dedicated to the... Read More

Rocks

Take some time to stop and look at nature. Pick... Read More

Three Poems: Phantom of the Rocks; Lady from Lima & Bell Ringer of de Copan

Phantom of the Rocks[Huancayo, Peru]Night falls deepUpon the traveler!Low, over... Read More

San Francisco [Almost a Sonnet]

(The city by the bay of Northern California, near which... Read More

Whats A Prisoner to Do?

What's a prisoner to do when justice fails and... Read More

Become A Poet In Ten Minutes

Have you ever sat there staring at the paper, ready... Read More

Robert Burns Love Poem: A Red, Red Rose

Robert Burns, a poor man, an educated man, and a... Read More

Three Poems [Lima; Judges and Evils Creation]

1.Evil's CreationThou knowith evil clings To tender peace-; Nor does... Read More

Why I enjoy Writing?

During interviews and general conversations with the public,one of the... Read More

Two Poems and an Analysis [?Witness,? & ?An Old Love?]

Two Poems and an Analysis ['Witness,' & 'An Old Love']WitnessMy... Read More

Poetry ?Reborn? Emerges In Thriller Mystery Novel

Since Mohamed Ali?then Cassius Clay?announced that he had written "The... Read More

Motiff

Have you ever experienced infatuation with someone you know is... Read More