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:


Religion News Service

How to access the spiritual power of poetry–even if you “just don't get it”
Religion News Service
Author and professor Christian Wiman believes that poetry has significant spiritual power in addition to aesthetic value. He shares how people of faith can begin accessing the spiritual power of poetry even if at first they “just don't get it.” – Image ...


The Detroit News

Poetry to burlesque, annual fest celebrates eros
The Detroit News
The Erotic Poetry & Music Festival celebrates its 28th anniversary with an evening of sensual song and verse this weekend. One of the oldest community festivals in Detroit, the event brings together a wide array of local artists, performers and vendors ...


Artists sought to enter Poetry Art Night competition
The Oakland Press
Artists may write their own poems, have someone else write the poetry, or the poem can be a previously published piece by anyone, but only original poetry created for this event will be eligible for poetry awards. Numerous awards will be given to art ...


Press & Sun-Bulletin

Library holding poetry workshops for kids and adults
Press & Sun-Bulletin
The Broome County Public Library will host five-session poetry workshops for children and adults starting in March. The series will be led by creative writing instructors from Binghamton University. Participants will read poetry from the group as well ...


WISH-TV

Indiana girl wins poetry recitation contest for 3rd time
WISH-TV
PLYMOUTH, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana girl has become the first person to score three straight wins in the state's decade-old poetry recitation contest. The Indiana Arts Commission said Wednesday that Plymouth High School senior Emma Libersky won ...

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Slate Magazine (blog)

Why Is Poetry So Difficult to Understand?
Slate Magazine (blog)
The main obstacle to understanding poetry, whether you are talking about Keats or Shelley or Whitman or even Leonard Cohen, is our ingrained tendency to be very literal in communication. We often speak and write in extremely literal terms, because we ...


The Guardian

Tim Key's Late Night Poetry Programme review: 'The atmosphere he creates is ...
The Guardian
Tim Key's Late Night Poetry Programme (Radio 4) is back for a third series and this week's episode dealt with “the thorny issue of dating”, featuring short, bathetic stanzas on flirting, speed dating and other disappointments of the heart. He plays a ...


Statesman Journal

Poetry fest takes over Silverton starting Feb. 27
Statesman Journal
Now in its 15th year, the festival was started by a small group of Silverton residence who shared a love of poetry. The festival aims to promote and celebrate poetry as a literary form richly woven into American history, culture and community at a ...

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'I Started Writing Poetry in My Dreams'
The Star
Beverley Nambozo Nsengiyunva is a poet, author and social entrepreneur based in Kampala, Uganda. Apart from writing her own poetry and prose, she is the founder of the Babishai Niwe Poetry Foundation, one of the few poetry prizes from an African.


The Guardian

Seamus Heaney focus of 'tribute album' by 50 leading poets
The Guardian
Fifty award-winning poets, from Simon Armitage to Lavinia Greenlaw, have contributed to a “tribute album” celebrating the work of the late Seamus Heaney, “our best poet, by a country mile”, according to poet and editor of Poetry Ireland Review Vona ...

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Two Poems Written During Recovery

Since my wife and I are moving, or preparing to... Read More

The Treasure of Catalina Huanca (In English and Spanish)

Note: written after seeing the little adobe 16th century church... Read More

Rules for Writing Poetry

You've been writing poetry since that first assignment in your... Read More

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

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

Ceasar Vallejo: Black Roses [In English and Spanish]

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

Expressing an Emotion - The Art of Writing Poetry

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

The Spirits de Copan

Part oneI see them in the skies I hear them... Read More

Stone Beds [A Poem and an Advance]

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

Uamaks Aquatic [suspense: now in Spanish and English]

Delicately, my mind was selecting a muffled tune, out of... Read More

Elizabeth Barrett Browning: A Discussion of How Do I Love Thee?

"How Do I Love Thee?" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning was... Read More

Wondering

How I wonder what he's doing as I sit alone... Read More

Africa

AFRICA (to africans in diaspora)africa here i come, africa africa... 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

Banana Republic

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

Publishing Your Poetry

If you are serious about seeing your work published by... Read More

You Lost Your Last Gamble and Me

I will never think twice nor will I roll the... Read More

Spell of the Andes: (in English and Spanish)

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

Never Ever More

Once upon a midnight dreary, coffee cold and vision... Read More

Testimony to the Night [In English and Spanish]

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

Poetry ?Reborn? Emerges In Thriller Mystery Novel

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

A Hundred and Fifty Dead [Korean War--l952]

There I sat, ninety-five degree weatherOutside; the bookstore caf, was... Read More

The Plane from Iquitos [1959-Part One]

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

Our Home

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