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:


Sedona.biz

Jason Holmes :Poetry, the Art Form That Tries To Think Before It Speaks
Huffington Post UK
In a recent interview with Andrew Marr, the writer and broadcaster Clive James said he'd "be lost without poetry" and in doing so spoke for us all. We, like James, take refuge in words, bathing in the salve of their sound, of English used with ...
Vegas poet wants locals to take the micLas Vegas Review-Journal
First Sedona Poetry Slam of the 2014-2015 seasonSedona.biz

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This cowboy poet might be America's next great political analyst
Washington Post (blog)
When I got on the phone with cowboy poet Baxter Black on Tuesday afternoon, he was in an exceptionally good mood. Down in Arizona, the sun was out and the cows were skipping. "Some of them," Black said, "were even smiling." It was unclear whether he ...


The Star-Ledger

Dodge Poetry Festival to pay tribute to Amiri Baraka
The Star-Ledger
Baraka, son of Newark mayor Ras Baraka a longtime and fixture on the national poetry scene, died in January at the age of 79. The elder Baraka participated in the first Dodge Poetry Festival in 1986, and was expected to participate in this year's ...


Chron.com

Poetry and medicine go hand in hand
Chron.com
The idea of combining a career as a physician with being a poet should not seem far-fetched. After all, one of America's greatest poets, William Carlos Williams (1883-1963), composed groundbreaking poems while working as a family doctor in New Jersey.


The Independent

A bucket list? I'd rather quote poetry by heart before I die; Week in Books column
The Independent
It reminded me of a book, Poems to Learn by Heart, published last year, which argued that memorising poetry was still relevant for our times. It gave a step-by-step how-to guide, along with a selection of popular poems to learn which seemed rather like ...


Dodge Poetry Festival returns, bigger than ever, to Newark
The Star-Ledger
"What we're really trying to do more than anything is create an event where anybody can walk in the door of any venue at any time of day and get a broad sampling of what's happening in contemporary poetry right now," said festival director Martin Farawell.


Poetry, Arts Unlock Our Understanding Of Life
Hartford Courant
In high schools and colleges, poetry cannot be pushed aside by an acute focus on mathematics and science. Although these subjects are important for the future of the American worker and economy, we must simultaneously embrace the arts — poetry and ...


Bus Lines gets poetry competition moving
University of Virginia The Cavalier Daily
Charlottesville Bus Lines, a local association which solicits poetry from students and Charlottesville residents to display inside city buses, announced its annual contest this week. The organization represents a partnership between the Charlottesville ...


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 ...

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