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:


Letters: Contemporary Poetry
New York Times
It was encouraging to see so much space given over to contemporary poetry in the Book Review (July 20). I hope to see a poetry category added to the best-seller lists, regardless of how modest sales may be. The Times has a tremendous impact on ...


The Guardian

Take a line for a walk: share your artworks inspired by poetry
The Guardian
As with all of our projects, you can take the topic in any direction you like – it can feature lines from poems or simply be inspired by poetry; and you can use any materials you like, from ceramic and pen and ink to needlework or film. If poems are ...
Poetry in the Heights: Free Events at Heights Neighborhood Library, Aug. 2 ...Your Houston News
Fast words to shape deep, poetic thoughtsVictoria Advocate
SHELBY TOWNSHIP: Poetry club sponsors contest for writersShelby Township Source Newspapers
Inside NoVA
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Final thought on poetry
Charlotte Observer
The recent brouhaha over North Carolina's poet laureate has died down, but the objections to Gov. McCrory's choice shouldn't have surprised anyone familiar with the large and lively community of poets here. Poets' expectations about who should hold ...

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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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All-Women New York Poetry Slam Team Heads to the Nationals
Here And Now
As part of our ongoing “On Stage” series, we turn today to the world of poetry slam, or competitive poetry, which has a growing following around the country. Mahogany Browne, Amy Leon and Katherine George, three members of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe ...

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DC scores combines soccer, poetry and service
WJLA
WASHINGTON (NewsChannel 8) - On a hot summer afternoon in Washington D.C., a classroom full of grade-school children get a lesson in old-school music as James Brown plays in the background at Marie Reed Elementary school in Adams Morgan.

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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 ...


Sydney Morning Herald

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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Technical.ly

Meet the digital pioneers of 'code poetry'
Technical.ly
One Friday night in April a group of about 30 people descended into the basement of Cornelia Street Cafe in Greenwich Village for the first annual NYC Code Poetry Performance Festival. The poems, projected onto a white screen at the back of the room, ...


Poetry: Visions of Ireland that are challenging, affectionate – and funny
Irish Times
The Dublin poet Valentin Iremonger (1920-92) first published his poems in a provocatively titled 1944 anthology, On the Barricades. As The Poems of Valentin Iremonger (Rún Press, €20) makes clear, these poems, possibly his best work, imitate WH Auden's ...

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Blind Designs [a Poem] and a Note by Rosa on The Other Door

Blind DesignsBorn today, gone tomorrow Like a butterfly with no... Read More

Ode to: The Ice Maiden of Ampatos Summit [now in: English and Spanish]

Dedcate to Antonio Castillo. L. Of. Los Andes UniversitarioOde to:The... Read More

Poetry in Turbulence

To many non-specialists of literature, poetry is deeply unsatisfying. There... Read More

I Shall Wait...

I Shall Wait..On all the new mornings, and every singking... Read More

Two Poems with Triggers [and a commentary]

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

Grandpas House & From Iraq with Love [Two Poems]

Grandpa's House [The ole Real House]The house needed painting Sun-blistered... Read More

Learn About Love From Poet Rumi

Learn about love by reading poetry by a long dead... Read More

The Time Has Come and Buzzing

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

Cruel World

Azra, Azra, Wake up Azra. Wake up Azra, It is... Read More

Three Poems: Dona Leonors Revenge; The Old Moon; Common Sides [All in Spanish/all in English]

1) Doa Leonor's Revenge [1627 AD]Rafael Ortiz's fate Was... 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 Power of Eating Disorders

I want to get closeI am afraid.Afraid of what... Read More

A Case of The Fears

Chicken Soup is good for a coldSleep is good for... Read More

Publishing Your Poetry

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

Ballade of an Inca King

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

Ambiguity and Abstraction in Bob Dylan?s Lyrics

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

Find the Magic

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

A Different Place...

I wish we had met 20 years ago... A different... 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

Contract of Death [Now: in SPANISH and English]

Contract of DeathI heard today, the preacher say: "Daniel has... Read More

A Happiness Poem

If a happiness poem could bring forth a smile, Then... Read More

Two Poems: San Jeronimo Brook & [in English and Spanish]

Fair Andes! Thy arms reach highOf iron-woven solid stone Thu... 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

Why I enjoy Writing?

During interviews and general conversations with the public,one of the... 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