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:


National Book Festival: Poetry and prose author appearances, discussions ...
Washington Post
10-10:45 Poetry Out Loud is a national contest that introduces youth to great poetry. Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, the program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence and learn ...

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The Poetry and Prophecy of Edgar Allan Poe
Huffington Post
According to Lizzie Doten, Poe carried on writing poetry even after he'd died. Doten, a psychic medium, made this somewhat outlandish claim in her 1863 book, Poems from the Inner Life, published fourteen years after Poe's death. The volume included ...

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Bristow resident named to poetry post
Inside NoVA
The Poetry Society of Virginia, a statewide organization promoting the writing and enjoyment of poetry, has appointed Bristow resident Katherine M. Gotthardt as vice president of the society's northern region, which includes the Washington metro area, ...


American Life in Poetry: August 24
Ames Tribune
Here's a fine poem by Heather Allen, a Connecticut poet who pays close attention to what's right under her feet. It may seem ordinary, but it isn't. Grasses. So still at heart,. They respond like water. To the slightest breeze,. Rippling as one body ...

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The Hindu

The Romance of Poetry
The Hindu
This seems to be the general idea of a poet couple's existence. Throw in some volatile fights, some childish pouring of ink on each other's work – or deleting the document and emptying the Recycle Bin for good measure – and you have most of the clichés ...


Book notes: There's poetry in the park in Salem
The Salem News
That was in April, to celebrate national poetry month, and those who attended were so pleased they asked Jenkins to hold another reading. She is obliging them with the first Poetry in the Park, this Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Pickering House, which ...


The Guardian

Slam poetry: a celebration in diversity
The Guardian
'Poetry' itself is quite a vague concept; it is generally defined as occupying the space between speech and song, although it can be difficult to distinguish between the three. Some take the form of audiobooks, of monologues, of letters, of confessions ...


He took to poetry translation in twilight years
Times of India
The mystical power of these lines of 19th century German poet Rainer Maria Rilke had caught the fancy of litterateur U R Ananthamurthy so much that when he brought Rilke's poems to Kannada in 2009, he tried at least 25 different translations of this ...


Summer Poetry Salon Series
Washington College Elm
According to sophomore Ryan Manning, one of the two Literary House summer interns, the Summer Poetry Salon is “an annual series of events the Lit House holds where they invite poets to give readings and do book sales at the House. Usually they get the ...


Best turnout yet for Pat Pincus Poetry Fest in Brentwood
Westside Today
Moderated by Pat Olson and Flo Chotiner, respectively the chairman and co-chairman of this year's Poetry Fest Committee, the poetry reading was comprised of 35 local poets who shared a glimpse of their lives with an audience of 60 to 70 people through ...

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The Exit Poems [Iron and Fire & No Heroes]

The Exit Poems [And Socrates]Iron and FireIron can be... Read More

Choices

You can do and you can be whatever you want.... 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

Ode To Quetzalcoatal [Now in Spanish and English]

Ode to QuetzalcatlQuetzalcatl the GreatNo one knew his true name,... Read More

The Last King of Mars [A Poetic Mytho]

[As Told by the Last] King: it was in the... Read More

The Treasure of Catalina Huanca (In English and Spanish)

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

Beautiful Dreamer, Stephen Foster, Americas First Folk Song Writer

"Beautiful Dreamer" was written by Stephen Foster just before his... Read More

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

Looking Out the Rear Window

The funeral rite concluded With the pastor shaking hands, Offering... Read More

In the Mountans of Haiti [A Poem: in English and Spanish]

In the Mountains of Haiti(In the City)-July is a hot... Read More

The Spirits de Copan

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

Three Poems (While in Transition/English and Spanish)

Here are three more poems by the author, Dennis Siluk,... Read More

Biography of Charlotte Bronte

Charlotte Bronte (1816 ?1855) Novelist and Poet.Charlotte was the daughter... Read More

Uamaks Aquatic [suspense: now in Spanish and English]

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

Mechanical Poetry - Part Three

Have you ever read the lyrics of a Simon and... Read More

Way of Life: Rhymes of the Inca [four poems: see in Spanish and English NOW!]

Way of Life: Rhymes of the IncaPizarro (Spanish conquistador ((1525))The... Read More

Three Poems: The Monkey Man of Lima, Plus Two More

What Hides behind the Minute?What hides behind the minute? It... Read More

Stone Beds [A Poem and an Advance]

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

Recollections

I AM SO GRATEFUL for simpler times. Stores were closed... Read More

Three Poems and Paradise Lost [One for Hell, One for Heaven one for an Inca King]

The Torrents of HellHell's furnace- Likened to a chimney Vomits... Read More

Walt Whitman, Romance With a Stranger

The concept of brief encounters, even romantic encounters, with a... Read More

Storm Rising along the Lima Coast

Storm Rising along the Lima Coast [Summer of 2002]?wind was... Read More

Daybreak at Pikes Creek [a Poem]

Daybreak at Pikes Creek [Summer of 2005]Daybreak by Lake Superior... Read More

A Death in Cajamarca, Peru (Atahualpa, in Cajamarca ((in English and Spanish))

The Epic Poem:A Death in Cajamarca, Peru [Atahualpa, in Cajamarca]Advance:... Read More