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

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NPR

Amiri Baraka Didn't Worry About His Politics Overpowering His Poetry
NPR
For the late poet Amiri Baraka, poetry was about the sound of the words — that the poems should come alive when they were read aloud. "I'm trying to make the poems as musical as I can — from the inception," he said in 1980. "So that whether they're ...

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Poetry and Literature Calendar (Feb. 1 to Feb. 7)
Buffalo News
Thursday, 12:30 P.M.: UB Poetics Program reading by and discussion with poet, performer and librettist Douglas Kearney, a graduate of Howard University, with an MFA from the California Institute for the Arts, and a 2002-03 fellow of the Cave Canem ...

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The poetry of my tweets
Engadget
I'd like to think my tweets offer some cultural value and promote a better world. I consume plenty of brilliant films and scholarly articles, then reflect my learnings on Twitter multiple times a day. So when I heard there was a tool to turn my tweets ...

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Arizona Daily Star (blog)

McKuen introduced many teens to poetry in '60s and '70s
Arizona Daily Star (blog)
Rod McKuen, the prolific poet and lyricist, died at age 81 on Thursday. Didn't get a lot of love from literary critics. However, his lyrics and poems were prominent in pop culture of the '60s and '70s. For some impressionable teens at the time, his ...
Aram Saroyan: 'I should interview Rod McKuen…'The Fortnightly Review
Rod McKuen, mega-selling poet and performer, dies at 81Canada News

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New York Times

Rod McKuen, Poet and Lyricist With Vast Following, Dies at 81
New York Times
Rod McKuen, a ubiquitous poet, lyricist and songwriter whose work met with immense commercial success if little critical esteem, died on Thursday in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 81. Mr. McKuen, who died at a rehabilitation center, had been ill with ...
Songwriter, Poet Rod McKuen Dies At 81NPR (blog)
Rod McKuen, popular poet, singer and songwriter who was a '60s bard, dies at 81Washington Post
Rod McKuen, Oscar-Nominated Songwriter And Bestselling Poet, Dead At 81Huffington Post
KQED -SFGate
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New York Times

Fallen Journalist Finds Solace and Success in Poetry
New York Times
She is Patricia Smith, Staten Island's literary sensation, a poet, an English professor and a star on the national stage. Last month, she won the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry, awarded by the Library of Congress to luminaries such ...


Rod McKuen, The Cheeseburger To Poetry's Haute Cuisine
NPR
Poet Rod McKuen was loved by millions but mocked by literary critics. He died this week at age 81. Copyright © 2015 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required. Copyright © 2015 NPR. All rights ...


The State

Allen University formally opens its Langston Hughes Poetry House
The State
“To have a library that is intentionally focused on poetry and literature from the African-American experience and the African diaspora is a fantastic resource,” said Dawes, a former USC professor who now teaches at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln ...

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Business Insider

This Website Will Turn Your Tweets Into Poetry
Business Insider
Enter your Twitter handle into Poetweet and the website will transform your tweets into the poetry you always knew they were. Once you sign in, Poetweet gives you the option of transforming your 140-character missives into three types of poems: a ...
Poetweet: A website that turns your tweets into poetryLos Angeles Times
Poetweet Turns Your Twitter Account Into the Most Magnificent Poetry You'll ...Bustle
This Website Lets You Mold Your Tweets Into Strange, Beautiful PoetryMic
Uproxx -InvestCorrectly -Huffington Post
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On Poetry: Love isn't always simple
Traverse City Record Eagle
Just directly, nothing between him and the loving. He doesn't know any other way to do it, except “in this form”—the form maybe being the poem itself. Shades of Shakespeare, again! — in his “Sonnet 18,” the poet's “eternal lines” that are the only ...

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The Merchant of Copan [In English and Spanish]

English VersionThe Merchant of Copan [480 AD]Advance: The ballgame at... Read More

Testimony to the Night [In English and Spanish]

In the quiet of the arctic night- In its deep... Read More

THe Monster Mash, A Graveyard SMASH (short story I wrote when I was 11)

The Monster Mash The Graveyard SmashHave you heard of the... Read More

Contract of Death [Now: in SPANISH and English]

Contract of DeathI heard today, the preacher say: "Daniel has... Read More

Lamenting Poetic Moods [six Poems]

Advance: in Mr. Siluk's poetry one finds symbolist values, sensuous... Read More

Barriers

There are many times I set up barriers and walls,... Read More

My hero, my best friend, my Grannio (a.k.a my Grandmother)

She raised me like I was her own daughter from... Read More

Exalted Poetry; Two poem [and commentary]

Bells for Belphegor!...Where immortal veils never meet Belphegor, Arch devil... Read More

Four Poems: Harvest of Apoplectic Horses [Katrinas Pathway]

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

Antidotes for an Alibi

Amy King's first full-length collection, Antidotes for an Alibi, insists... Read More

Eight Poems

Out of the eight poems provided here [all previously unpublished],... Read More

Learn About Love From Poet Rumi

In this modern age of technology, busy lifestyles, and obsession... Read More

Stone Beds [A Poem and an Advance]

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

Africa - Wheres The Profit?

A poetic comment that just welled up inside my head... Read More

Why I enjoy Writing?

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

Become A Poet In Ten Minutes

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

It Was Not Me

It was not me as I am now. It was... Read More

Poetry and Popular Culture

Is poetry too complicated for the average reader? Is it... Read More

Ceasar Vallejo: Black Roses [In English and Spanish]

Cesar Vallejo: Black RosesBow down your head ol' poet- To... Read More

Passion and Poetry, and Life

Ironically, the passion that can neutralize the repulsion for difficulties... Read More

Expressing an Emotion - The Art of Writing Poetry

Writing poetry is an art, a way of expression, finding... Read More

Im Sorry Mom! A Mothers Day Poem

Mother's Day Poetry,I'm Sorry Mom!I'm sorry for the troubles ... Read More

The Gaul of La Laguna de Paca

Part OneI tell you a legend of long ago Of... Read More

Mother, I Dont Mind The Pain

I am among those who know that one never recovers... Read More

Poetry ?Reborn? Emerges In Thriller Mystery Novel

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