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:


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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Irish Independent

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 ...
Bring out the budding poet in you with #Poetweet – a new site that turns your ...Irish Independent

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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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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 ...


The Killeen Daily Herald

Students share songs, poetry at VLA
The Killeen Daily Herald
Weaving poetry with music, more than 20 kids from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Texas performed at the first “Expressive Beats” show Saturday at Vive Les Arts Theatre in Killeen. An audience of about 150 weathered the cold rain to hear students ...


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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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 ...


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
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The Time Has Come and Buzzing

Most of my poems are written late at night, often,... Read More

Mechanical Poetry - Part Three

Have you ever read the lyrics of a Simon and... Read More

To My Friend, With Love

All is still; all quiet; The world seems to... Read More

Four Poems: Harvest of Apoplectic Horses [Katrinas Pathway]

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

San Francisco [Almost a Sonnet]

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

Three Poems and Paradise Lost [One for Hell, One for Heaven one for an Inca King]

The Torrents of HellHell's furnace- Likened to a chimney Vomits... Read More

Shakespeares Sonnet XVIII, Shall I Compare Thee to a Summers Day?

Shakespeare's sonnets require time and effort to appreciate. Understanding the... Read More

The Last King of Mars [A Poetic Mytho]

[As Told by the Last] King: it was in the... Read More

The Man Who Could Not Say Sorry For His Sins

Sorry would be a start.Though you cant take back your... Read More

Banana Republic

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

The King and Delka & Moiromma: the Cold Planet [Parts 25 and 26]

#25The King and Delka [Split Mawkishness-on Moiromma /Part V]Sickly SentimentalityI... Read More

A Dose of Laughter

I'm not well. Can't you tell? Kinda low, so,... 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

Farewell to Lester Graybill

I never met a man, who could shake my hand,... Read More

Infected Ideologies [a Poetic Portrait]

the disease of extremism is infectious-; whoever cannot think of... Read More

The Cat

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

Five Mixed Poems, with Notes [now is Spanish and English]

1.Night in Jamaica [Peruvianism: 1810]It was a rainy night... Read More

Our Home

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

Way of Life: Rhymes of the Inca [four poems: see in Spanish and English NOW!]

Way of Life: Rhymes of the IncaPizarro (Spanish conquistador ((1525))The... Read More

Tsunami Day

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

Lucky...

You make me smile like I've seldom done before You... Read More

Three Poems: Liberty, Death, and a Frog [with Commentary on Liberty]

Frog SummerSummer grows hot, for the New-blooded frogs; The bugs... Read More

Two Poems with Triggers [and a commentary]

So Many Einstein'sThe morning mist, insists there is a God.... Read More

Give Me a Lily Pad & The Continuum [two Poems]

What can I do to keep this world in its... Read More

Two Poems on the Traditions of Peru [in English and Spanish]

Atahualpa's Game [Peruvian]Sometimes, it's not wise To share your wisdom... Read More