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 win

now is not the time for justice evolution mercy choices not the time to pet the puppies yipping with pathetic voices

now is not the time for kindness not the time for compromise not the time for loving blindness not the time to close my eyes

now for one too many people not that i have gained no good heart has sown but flesh is reaping tears to mind and wasted blood

now my inner wolf seeks equals only those whose chords can howl deadly whether lone or social defending young or on the prowl

tell me not that you would die upon the spines of my displeasure live for me and for you will i cherish each cell as if a treasure

put me not inside a cage but roam with me through snow and sun be by my side or breathe my dust for i shall bleed again for none

Niki Lasher Artist, Writer, and Webmatron http://www.kthulah.com

In The News:


Valdosta Daily Times

Literary Guild rejoices in poetry
Valdosta Daily Times
Collins, professor of poetry at Harvard, suggests that quiet reflection in solitude can also enrich one's appreciation of everyday events. In a poem titled “Introduction to Poetry, he bemoans the fact that students do not enjoy the total effect that ...


The Guardian

Imtiaz Dharker awarded Queen's gold medal for poetry
The Guardian
She added: “Hers is a unique perspective and an essential voice in the diversity of English-language poetry. It is a moral force – a force for good and a force for change – that refuses to see the world as anything less personal than an extended ...

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Bellevision

Kavita Trust honours Iqbal Sayeedi with Mathias Family Poetry Award
Times of India
MANGALURU: Iqbal Sayeedi, Konkani poet from Bhatkal has won the Kavita Trust's Mathias Family Poetry Award for the year 2014. The award consists of Rs 10,000 in cash, memento and a citation and will be conferred on the poet during Kavita Fest 2015, ...
Mangaluru: Kavita Trust's Mathias family poetry award to Iqbal SayeediBellevision

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Shreveport Times

Algur Meadows musuem to host community poetry reading
Shreveport Times
Join the Friends of the Algur Meadows Museum of Art for a community poetry reading 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15 in conjunction with "Poet of the Ordinary: Photographs by Keith Carter" at the Meadows Museum of Art at Centenary College. The poetry ...


Poetry on a plate
San Diego Reader
Phffft! The fat drips from the lamb onto the hot charcoal. Smoke puffs up. But then it disappears and all you see is the neat little white log in the red-hot fire surrounding it, deep down in the shichirin, or what we gringos would probably call a ...


Ehrmann poetry contest sets deadline
Terre Haute Tribune Star
The purpose of the competition is to encourage the writing of new poetry as a contemporary art form deeply rooted in tradition, to foster an interdisciplinary connection between art forms, and to honor Max Ehrmann, an internationally renowned regional ...


Pacific Grove Poet-in-Residence Barbara Mossberg retires
Monterey County Herald
Outgoing Pacific Grove Poet-In-Residence Barbara Mossberg has the answer. “There is something about poetry, even if people find it difficult and despised, that is essential, not only for our spiritual lives, for our souls, but for our actual being ...


New Pittsburgh Courier

Starrett Poetry Prize winner writes “long love song” to his hometown
New Pittsburgh Courier
PITTSBURGH—Chicago author and rapper Nathaniel Marshall has won the 2014 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize from the University of Pittsburgh Press for his manuscript Wild Hundreds. Marshall described the collection as a “long love song to Chicago,” ...


Zee News

Pak-born poet awarded Britain's Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry
Zee News
London: Pakistan-born British poet Imtiaz Dharker, whose works include 'The Terrorist at my Table' and 'Over the Moon', has been awarded the prestigious Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry in recognition of her lifetime's contribution to poetry. Queen ...

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Maryville Daily Times

#beyondwords: Maryville ninth-graders create poetry anthology
Maryville Daily Times
Maryville Junior High School's Ally Rey Carpenter reads her poem, which was included in “#beyondwords: An Anthology by the Freshmen of Maryville Junior High School.” Previous Next. Haley Kratz designed cover of poetry book. Special to The Daily Times ...

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