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:


Real people: Life of sexagenarian centers around poetry
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Thirty years ago, Veach brought his love of poetry and the arts to Atlanta where he's managed to keep verse at the forefront of his activity. Along the way, he earned a library science degree and spent 14 years as the head of reference for the Atlanta ...


The wit, wisdom and poetry of Hunter Pence
ESPN (blog)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- With his mop of curly hair, pants hiked up above his knees and energetic style of play, Hunter Pence is a fan favorite not just in San Francisco but across the country. Fans in out-of-town cities began bringing clever Hunter Pence ...


Ah, the poetry of the law!
Washington Post
I often used to tell the law students in my classes that they should read more poetry, because nothing hones one's skill at extracting meaning from text better than reading poetry, and extracting meaning from texts is one of the things lawyers have to ...


Dodge Poetry Festival returns, bigger than ever, to Newark
The Star-Ledger
The 15th biennial Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival will take place Thursday through Sunday at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and other venues throughout Newark's Downtown Arts District. This year's festival will have its largest-ever roster.


WBUR

Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Bishop: The Lyric Stage Puts Poetry In Motion For ...
WBUR
Tony-nominated dramatist Sarah Ruhl (“The Clean House,” “Eurydice”) has done it for you in “Dear Elizabeth,” an epistolary play culled from 30 years of letters shot back and forth between poets Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell, who were connected at ...
'Dear Elizabeth': Poetry, letters, and the spaces in betweenBoston Globe

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Dailyuw

Poetry by the penny
Dailyuw
William Curtis and Trip Waterhouse, street poets by trade, set up The Poem Store every Saturday morning at the U-District Farmers Market. It is a humble operation that consists of an umbrella, two folding chairs, two typewriters, and a sign reading ...


Poetry boxes encourage north shore readers to take literary pause
The Times-Picayune - NOLA.com
Poetry fans who relish moments of still contemplation or appreciation for the written word might want to seek out the newest public literary feature being created for north shore residents: poetry boxes. Serving as tiny public displays of work by ...


Gig City

SHEER POETRY: Story slam man
Gig City
The rise in popularity of poetry over the last decade has been spurred on by the idea that storytelling can be a competitive sport – and Edmonton has been up to the challenge. One such “Story Slam” is taking place Thursday, Oct. 22 at the Artery, part ...


Reading Post

Contemporary poetry course for budding writers and performers
Reading Post
Pupils will also have a chance to have their work edited by Emma Wright, the founder of Winnersh poetry publisher The Emma Press, and to have poems published in a limited edition poetry anthology, the Contemporary Poetry Course Collection One.


The Crimson While

Omar Pérez to perform poetry reading downtown
The Crimson While
While the United States works to improve relations within Cuba, the University has built connections here, one of which will be on display Tuesday when Omar Pérez, a Cuban poet and musician, will give a poetry reading and musical exploration at the ...

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Article on Poetry and Two Poems

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Rules for Writing Poetry

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