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:


Is Poetry Dead? Not if 45 Official Laureates Are Any Indication
New York Times
And for America's state poets laureate, the news cycle has been churning since earlier this month, when Valerie Macon, North Carolina's newly appointed laureate, resigned abruptly after an outcry from several of her predecessors. To the former ...

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Looking for Inspiration? Rejoice, O Mobile Poet!
New York Times
FEAR not, fans of poetry: The app world has not left you behind. Some will even help you write your own poetry. Poetry from the Poetry Foundation, free for iOS and Android, is my favorite way to read poems digitally. It includes thousands of poems ...


Queens shares its verse at poetry fest
Queens Chronicle
Along with Poetry Teachers NYC, four other groups from Queens made the ferry ride to the island to present. And while it is the largest number of Queens-based literary groups to attend the festival, it is outnumbered by the dozens of those coming from ...


Poetry in The Heights: Free events, 2 pm at Heights Neighborhood Library, Aug ...
Your Houston News
What do a Latin teacher, a B-boy, festival organizers, a digital librarian and a carpenter have in common? They're all excellent poets and they're all reading their poetry for the Public Poetry Summer Series! Hosted by the non-profit organization ...
SHELBY TOWNSHIP: Poetry club sponsors contest for writersShelby Township Source Newspapers

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WJLA

Pay It Forward: Unlikely combination of soccer and poetry proves inspiring for ...
WJLA
At the heart of the program is the combination of soccer, poetry, and service learning. “A teacher named Julie Kennedy who was looking for something to do for her fourth-grade girls, they played soccer after school until it rained one day,” Katrina ...


The Guardian

Hedd Wyn: poetry that echoes from the first world war
The Guardian
These are the bardic chairs of six Eisteddfodau, won by Williams's uncle, the great Welsh poet Hedd Wyn – Bala, Pwllheli, Pontardawe, and Lanuwchllyn twice, as well as the national prize, an achievement rendered all the more remarkable by the humble ...


The West Australian

Waratahs moved by Adam Ashley-Cooper's inspirational poetry
Sydney Morning Herald
It was like a scene out of the movie Invictus. After the Waratah's final training session before Saturday's Super 15 final, Adam Ashley-Cooper dropped to a knee with the entire squad huddled around him, arm in arm, and recited a poem he wrote himself.
Waratahs inspired by poetry in ranksThe Australian

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Sunken Garden Poetry Fest closes Aug. 6 with Amiee Nezhukumatahil, CT ...
West Hartford News
FARMINGTON >> Hill-Stead Museum's nationally-acclaimed Sunken Garden Poetry Festival will have its closing night of the 2014 season on Aug. 6 with poet, writer and teacher Aimee Nezhukumatathil. Aug. 6 is also CT Young Poets Day at Hill-Stead, ...
Sunken Garden Poetry Festival Closes With 'Lucky Fish' AuthorHartford Courant

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Way recasts poetry as songs to be performed by The Swampers
Chippewa Herald
William F. Kirk grew up in a Chippewa Falls home on Olive Street, about two blocks from Jerry Way's current home. Way was always interested in Kirk, a well-known poet and writer whose career took him to Milwaukee and New York, and included him off and ...

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They're poets, and they know it
Beloit Daily News
Maya Stein and Amy Williamson sit in the Poetry Garden at Beloit College typing short poems for Beloiters using words from attendees. The two completed the last leg of their tandem bike ride from Boulder, Colo. Wednesday as part of their effort to ...

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New Poetic Work By Ethiopian Immigrant Promotes Respect, Courage And Cultural Sensitivity

McLean, VA - "The Healing Conscious" tells the story of... Read More

Here And There

My eyes opened. I am still alive; Living on... Read More

In Poetry: Meaning of Words [And ...Rocket-belt]

In Poetry: Meaning of WordsWhen I write poetry, I check... Read More

Lucky...

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

Two Poems and a Short Story

1)dying in the bar [sluggishly]yet, I would crawl too upto... Read More

The Game of Life

When your life becomes unbearable And the light of... Read More

Learn About Love From Poet Rumi

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

Testimony to the Night [In English and Spanish]

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

Four Poems: Two for the Devil, Two for Peru

Here is some witty poetry (not sure if that is... Read More

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

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

Choices

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

A Ship to Remember

Hammers. Timbers. Iron. Steel.They're laying down a mighty keel.As ant-like... Read More

Growing

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

Find the Magic

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

Two Poems, with Figurative Language

Says Mr. Dennis Siluk, when asked to review his poetry... Read More

Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Dog

Emlyn Williams Theatre, Mold, North Wales: 20th February 2003Clwyd Theatr... Read More

Four Poems: Harvest of Apoplectic Horses [Katrinas Pathway]

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

Eight Poems

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

Poetry and Popular Culture

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

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

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

Ballade of an Inca King

Ah! Leave the gold, wealth and landSays the Inca King?;... Read More