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:


CBS Local

Patrice Bergeron The Beat Poet Revealed In 'NHL 15′ Commercial (Video)
NESN.com
The Boston Bruins center isn't known for being outgoing, and that's not meant as a bad thing. He always says the right things and makes sure to carry himself like a true professional at all times. But Bergeron rarely shows his lighter side — until now ...
Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand Bare Their Souls In New NHL 15 CommercialsCBS Local
Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron sing their hearts out for NHL 15 (Video)Yahoo Sports (blog)
Video: Bruins participate in commercials to promote NHL 15NBCSports.com
Comcast SportsNet New England -WEEI.com (blog)
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Montana Poet Laureate visits fair poetry contest
Ravalli Republic
Poetry is a natural response to our world, connects our fragmented lives and ties us to the generations before and after us, Montana Poet Laureate Tami Halland said Thursday during the poetry contest at the Ravalli County Fair. Authors read their poems ...


With Poets Respond, Rattle gives us the news from poems
Los Angeles Times
Since June, Rattle has asked poets to submit poems “written within the last week about a public event that occurred within the last week.” The result is something of a scrapbook in verse, rewiring the vicissitudes of the news cycle into something more ...


The Guardian (blog)

How we made The War Poetry of Wilfred Owen app for iPad
The Guardian (blog)
The concept for an app based on the war poetry of Wilfred Owen came as the result of reading a very early e-book containing a collection of his work. While I appreciated the portability of an e-book, I felt that such powerful and moving words could be ...


The Guardian

Ted Hughes's poetry: wild at heart
The Guardian
the language comes out tensed and singing, as if by dictation from the underworld. / What is it that turns language into an animal? What gives poems a "vivid life" of their own, such that "nothing can be added to them or taken away without maiming and ...


The Guardian (blog)

Desmond O'Grady – a great citizen of world poetry
The Guardian (blog)
There is a scene in Fellini's La Dolce Vita, the fourth night episode, in which a group of intellectuals sit around reading poetry and looking suitably serious. One of them is an Irish poet, a part played by an actual Irish poet, Desmond O'Grady, who ...


NPR (blog)

Book News: Former Poet Laureate Robert Hass Wins $100000 Poetry Prize
NPR (blog)
Former U.S. poet laureate Robert Hass has won the $100,000 Wallace Stevens prize for "outstanding and proven mastery in the art of poetry" from the Academy of American Poets. Hass is much-lauded: he was a MacArthur Fellow, won a National Book Award ...


Poetry Podcast: Lucie Brock-Broido Reads Franz Wright
The New Yorker
This month on the Poetry Podcast, Lucie Brock-Broido reads “Recurring Awakening,” by Franz Wright. The poem, an elegy, exemplifies Wright's tendency to infuse solemn subjects with electrifying imagery and language. I find myself walking along

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TheGloss

Beyoncé can do many things. Poetry is not one of them.
Vox
For an upcoming spread for CR Fashion Book, a couture tome overseen by Carine Roitfeld, the former French Vogue editor and rival to Anna Wintour, Beyoncé decided to tell readers of her greatness through poetry. Unfortunately, the written word did not ...
Beyoncé, Boobs, Surfboard, Poetry, Hair, FASHIONRacked National
Beyoncé Can Now Add Poet to Her Epic List of SkillsMic
Beyoncé Wrote, for Us, a PoemNew York Magazine
Starcasm.net -Latin Post
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3DPrint.com

3D Printers & Poetry Merge to Leave MakerBot Store Attendees Mesmerized
3DPrint.com
Leon Reid IV's 3D Printer Poetry How in the world could an artist of any kind take two things as completely different as 3D printing and poetry, combine them, and then form a masterpiece that would be mesmerizing to those in its presence? That is what ...

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Ive Learned

You cannot make someone love you. All you can do... Read More

The Ballad of: Brawling Mad-dog Sergeant Rook [Now in: SPANISH and English]

English VersionA bunch of us guys in the hutIn ?Nam... Read More

Ambiguity and Abstraction in Bob Dylan?s Lyrics

To many people contemporary poetry is a turn-off. The reason... Read More

Expressing an Emotion - The Art of Writing Poetry

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

Commuting Hell!

It's dark, it's cold, its' just six thirty,thoughts of sleep... Read More

How to Write Bad Poetry

"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."--Oscar WildePeople write poetry... Read More

The Gaul of La Laguna de Paca

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

The Time Has Come and Buzzing

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

The Plane from Iquitos [1959-Part One]

Iquitos & the Amazon Part OneIt was December 2, l959,... Read More

Ode To Quetzalcoatal [Now in Spanish and English]

Ode to QuetzalcatlQuetzalcatl the GreatNo one knew his true name,... Read More

Storm Rising along the Lima Coast

Storm Rising along the Lima Coast [Summer of 2002]?wind was... Read More

Bleed

now is not the time to open open that great... Read More

My Final Defeat - Fixed Competition

She probably can't remember and I know I can never... Read More

It Was Not Me

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

Caught in the Arms of ED

YOU MIGHT THINK I AM STRONGI THINK YOU GOT IT... 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

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

Lord Byrons She Walks in Beauty

Lord Byron's opening couplet to "She Walks In Beauty" is... Read More

Top 20 Poetry Quotations

Explore the meaning of poetry and the motivation of poets... Read More

Two Poems with Triggers [and a commentary]

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

To My Friend, With Love

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

The Art of Receiving Poetic Critique

You can show your poem to your mom, your spouse,... Read More

Since Youve Been Gone...

My life has changedin so so many waysIt seems to... Read More

Arizona Blue--Gunfighter: The Wolves Nest [Chapter One of Seven: The North]

[Episode Five]Arizona Blue-GunfighterThe Wolves Nest-in the North[Episode Five]Northern Minnesota Area?Winter... Read More

Review Of Stephen B. Wileys First Book Of Poetry: HERO ISLAND

Poet Stephen B. Wiley's first book of poetry, Hero Island,... Read More