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:


National Book Festival: Poetry and prose author appearances, discussions ...
Washington Post
10-10:45 Poetry Out Loud is a national contest that introduces youth to great poetry. Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, the program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence and learn ...

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The Poetry and Prophecy of Edgar Allan Poe
Huffington Post
According to Lizzie Doten, Poe carried on writing poetry even after he'd died. Doten, a psychic medium, made this somewhat outlandish claim in her 1863 book, Poems from the Inner Life, published fourteen years after Poe's death. The volume included ...

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Best turnout yet for Pat Pincus Poetry Fest in Brentwood
Westside Today
Moderated by Pat Olson and Flo Chotiner, respectively the chairman and co-chairman of this year's Poetry Fest Committee, the poetry reading was comprised of 35 local poets who shared a glimpse of their lives with an audience of 60 to 70 people through ...

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Book notes: There's poetry in the park in Salem
The Salem News
The last time Linda Jenkins held a poetry reading at Pickering House, no one wanted it to stop. “We could have gone on for another hour,” she said. “I had no idea if people who came to hear historical lectures would come for poetry. We got 35 people to ...


The Hindu

The Romance of Poetry
The Hindu
This seems to be the general idea of a poet couple's existence. Throw in some volatile fights, some childish pouring of ink on each other's work – or deleting the document and emptying the Recycle Bin for good measure – and you have most of the clichés ...


He took to poetry translation in twilight years
Times of India
The mystical power of these lines of 19th century German poet Rainer Maria Rilke had caught the fancy of litterateur U R Ananthamurthy so much that when he brought Rilke's poems to Kannada in 2009, he tried at least 25 different translations of this ...

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3DPrint.com

'Leon Reid IV's 3D-Print Poetry' – Ex Graffiti Artist Combines 3D Printing ...
3DPrint.com
'Leon Reid IV's 3D-Print Poetry' is a work that Reid has come up with to bring his poetry into the physical world. Reid, while writing his poetry, imagines the 3D printer as a living object, and personifies the 3D printer itself, while allowing readers ...

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The Guardian

Slam poetry: a celebration in diversity
The Guardian
'Poetry' itself is quite a vague concept; it is generally defined as occupying the space between speech and song, although it can be difficult to distinguish between the three. Some take the form of audiobooks, of monologues, of letters, of confessions ...


Shorter faculty member to present poetry as part of Boston University reading ...
Northwest Georgia News
“We are proud to celebrate Renee's recognition for her poetry — which is not surprising, considering her talent and that she was mentored by former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky,” Dr. Vosevich said. “She is a great inspiration to her students, as ...


San Antonio Current

Poetry Open Mic Round-up: 8 spots around town to share your words
San Antonio Current
Open mic nights generally stand in contrast to slam, wherein poets approach the mic at their own peril. They offer artists a chance to grow in their craft without the horror of scorecards. The audience can then enjoy without the soundtrack of whooping ...

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Listen as I Share: WE

You speak simple, completley understandable justifications I respect them, respect... Read More

The Power of Eating Disorders

I want to get closeI am afraid.Afraid of what... Read More

Preserving Dignity

No one should have to beg or crawl before humanity.... Read More

Stones

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

Three Poems: The Monkey Man of Lima, Plus Two More

What Hides behind the Minute?What hides behind the minute? It... Read More

Passion and Poetry, and Life

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

Two Poems: Boyhood, and Old Age [with a note on style]

BoyhoodOh me! Thy glorious days have flown! I mealy noticed,... Read More

Three Poems: Dona Leonors Revenge; The Old Moon; Common Sides [All in Spanish/all in English]

1) Doa Leonor's Revenge [1627 AD]Rafael Ortiz's fate Was... Read More

Song of the Great Zimbabwe, and Silver and Inca Blood [Poems and notes]

"Song of the Great Zimbabwe"Across the African, winter's skyIn the... Read More

Birthday Messages

I WANTED TO SAY IT WITH A BUNCH OF FLOWERS... Read More

The Merchant of Copan [In English and Spanish]

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

Hindu Poet - Kamalakanta

Kamalakanta was born in Burdwan India in the late 18th... Read More

Choices

You can do and you can be whatever you want.... Read More

Four Poems: Harvest of Apoplectic Horses [Katrinas Pathway]

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

It Was Not Me

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

The Cat

Truth is stranger than fiction according to many people who... Read More

Blind Designs [a Poem] and a Note by Rosa on The Other Door

Blind DesignsBorn today, gone tomorrow Like a butterfly with no... Read More

Spell of the Andes: (in English and Spanish)

Note: written 4-15-05, while driving through the Andes of Peru,... 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

Sleep, Dreams, and a Poem

The Incubus' Flash-lightHe looked inside my head And found a... Read More

Our Home

Our home was warm in the shade of the trees... Read More

Banana Republic

Like a cat I slumber, blissfully unencumbered, Through eighty per... Read More

Find the Magic

FIND the MAGICFind the Magic As you release old bondage... 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

I Shall Wait...

I Shall Wait..On all the new mornings, and every singking... Read More