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 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


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


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:


Sean Hill is waging a 'war' for peace — through poetry
The 32-year-old poet is determined to make progress towards world peace through his poetry and work on college campuses. Hill has dedicated most of his recent years to teaching workshops and performing his poems at various colleges — inlcuding the ...

Revisiting the Great Migration through paintings and poetry
PBS NewsHour
The Great Migration of 6 million African-Americans from the rural South to the urban North was a shift that reshaped America forever. Artist Jacob Lawrence captured that story in an epic work of art known as the Migration Series. Now all 60 of Lawrence ...

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Irish Times

Unthinkable: What's the use of poetry?
Irish Times
“In poetry, these reactions are presented to the reader as somehow tamed, like the performing tigers in the circus, still recognisable but with 'the fearful symmetry' held in check; the emotions have been recollected in tranquillity, as Wordsworth has ...

mySanAntonio.com (blog)

Poetry helps Laurie Ann Guerrero deal with grief
mySanAntonio.com (blog)
Laurie Ann Guerrero is now San Antonio's second poet laureate, after Carmen Tafolla's spectacular two-year tour of duty organizing poetry events connected to the city's history, and aptly reflected in her signature volume of poems, “This River Here ...


William Faulkner Makes Us Wonder: What's So Great About Poetry, Anyhow?
Poetry is the secret story, the story behind the story — or, as Wordsworth puts it, what is "felt in the blood and felt along the heart." Poetry is language broken down, chiseled, and refined, made to say what is unsayable through any other means. And ...
National Poetry Series Jumpstarts CareersWall Street Journal
Bookmarks: National Poetry Monthpride source.com
Massachusetts Poetry FestivalPatch.com
San Diego Free Press -The Salem News
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Fanwood Poetry Series on May 19 features internationally acclaimed poet ...
The Carriage House Poetry Series in Fanwood invites the public to attend a poetry reading by Gerald Stern and Anne Marie Macari on Tuesday, May 19. The free poetry performances will begin promptly at 8 p.m. in the Patricia Kuran Arts Center on Watson ...
Fanwood poetry series to feature internationally acclaimed poet Gerald Stern ...Union News Daily

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San Francisco Examiner

Tenderloin students make waves with poetry
San Francisco Examiner
The 24 students are celebrating their new volume of poetry, “Paths Ahead,” with a reading and reception on Wednesday. The 2015 edition is the third poetry book by students at the school, which provides tuition-free education to low-income youngsters in ...

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book poetry 0510
mySanAntonio.com (blog)
Named San Antonio's first poet laureate in 2012, Carmen Tafolla is the author of more than 20 books, including most recently “This River Here: Poems of San Antonio.” Jim LaVilla-Havelin is guest poetry editor. His latest collection of poems is ...

SW News Media

ACCC Blue Ribbon Poetry Contest winners named
SW News Media
The Arts Consortium of Carver County recently announced its 2015 Poetry Contest Blue Ribbon winners. According to Barb Hone, ACCC board president, this year's poem entries more than doubled – 88 compared to 43 last year.
Logan-Hocking Library announces winners of poetry contestLogan Daily News

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Davis Enterprise

Faulkner featured at Poetry Night on Thursday
Davis Enterprise
Grant Faulkner, executive director of National Novel Writing Month, will be the guest at Thursday's Poetry Night Reading Series event at the John Natsoulas Gallery. He will speak at 8 p.m. at the gallery, 521 First St. in downtown Davis. A short ...

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Feelings, O How Glorious!

Sometimes we feel hard-pressed, Our backs against the wall;... Read More

The Cat

Truth is stranger than fiction according to many people who... 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


Have you ever experienced infatuation with someone you know is... Read More

The Butcher of Lima and Footprints to Mantaro Valley (Two Poems)

Footprints to Mantaro Valley (Peru; in English and Spanish)In what... Read More

The Man Who Could Not Say Sorry For His Sins

Sorry would be a start.Though you cant take back your... 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

Tale of the Brick Maker, of San Jeronimo, Peru [In English and Spanish]

Tale of the Brick Maker, Of San Jernimo, Peru... Read More

Let Your Feelings Be Your Guide

The light of all eternity shines with me now /... 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

I Shall Wait...

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

The Valley Of Pain

We were exiled from the Garden of Eden. Its... Read More

The Merchant of Copan [In English and Spanish]

English VersionThe Merchant of Copan [480 AD]Advance: The ballgame at... Read More

The Poets Corner [Three Poems with a review]

The Poet's Corner [Three poem/ see review of poetry under... Read More

Burning Autumn Leaves [a poem in Spanish and English]

Burning Autumn Leaves [1950s in St. Paul, Minnesota]My long steel... Read More

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

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

Write Your Way to Fame

Have you ever thought about how nice it would be... Read More

Key Largo - Frater Albertus

Key Largo:The fans turn lazily in front of the doorThey... Read More

Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Dog

Emlyn Williams Theatre, Mold, North Wales: 20th February 2003Clwyd Theatr... Read More

Ode, to the Mighty Midget Omac [In English and Spanish]

Part One Midget HistoryI am thirty-six inches tall, that is... Read More

Poetry in Turbulence

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


Growing hurts sometimes; saying goodbye to friends, ... Read More

Mechanical Poetry; Part Two

What do you do when you want to write poetry?... Read More

San Francisco [Almost a Sonnet]

(The city by the bay of Northern California, near which... Read More

Kafka Re-Trial

Kafka lands resurrected in Crewe deposited by a silvery alien... Read More