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:


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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CT Team Verbal Slap Headed To National Poetry Slam
Hartford Courant
The fundraising event, called the Connecticut Regional Poetry Slam, will be at the M. White Lounge, 2288 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets to the event cost $15. All proceeds go toward Verbal Slap's trip, and there will also be a ...


Crawley Observer

Just a poetic day: Stars read line each from WW1 poem for Perfect Day video ...
Mirror.co.uk
It was one of history's bloodiest conflicts and its impact is still felt today through words written by men who fought - and died - in it. The First World War gave birth to poetry so powerful that the millions of lives lost and the horrors soldiers ...
War poetry from people on the home frontCrawley Observer

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RIVERSIDE: Veteran publishes first poetry book
Press-Enterprise
“I started writing poetry in 1963, about the time of Kennedy's assassination,” he reads. “I was in college and questioned my existence. My writing often came in spurts, as I would hold things in until I felt like I was going to explode. I often would ...


Poetry zealot challenges Sin City with words
Mail Tribune
LAS VEGAS — The old poet is dressed in black, his platinum-blond hair rakishly moussed. He stands amid the hubbub, facing a stern test of his crafted words and carnival-barker delivery. The venue is a smoky lounge called Ichabod's, east of the Strip.

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The Guardian

Marrying couples increasingly wrap requests for money in bad poetry
The Guardian
In many cultures it's traditional for the bride and groom to be given cash. Photograph: Hulton Archive. The traditional wedding list, which invites guests to buy selected household gifts such as china or linen at a certain department store, is no more ...


New York Times

Does Poetry Matter?
New York Times
“Poetry is the weak sister of its sibling arts,” writes David Orr in Sunday's New York Times Book Review, which is dedicated to contemporary poetry. Orr argues that every tool – including celebrity writers – could be used in the effort to persuade us ...
Is an Ironic Review of James Franco's Poetry the Best 'The New York Times ...Flavorwire

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ABQ hosts 2015 Women of the World Poetry Slam
Albuquerque Journal
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Albuquerque poets and literary organizers made a bid for the city to host the 2015 Women of the World championships. And won. In March, Albuquerque will be the home of the Women of the World Poetry Slam, an event sponsored ...


Pedal and Spoke MTB Shop | Poetry in the Surrey Hills
Dirt Mountainbike
It's about how all the normal stuff from childhood seems amazing when you remember it as an adult and about how as adults we tend not to look at the world with the same wide–eyed amazement that we used to.


SINGER: Regional poetry and sad realities
Niagara Gazette
Niagara Gazette — If that isn't (or wasn't) poetry, I don't know what is! I'm referring to the self-satisfied, sluggish trot of ice chunks emanating from Lake Erie in early May 2014 — sauntering, it felt, along the lovely Niagara. Followed by the ...

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The Treasure of Catalina Huanca (In English and Spanish)

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

Two Poems with Triggers [and a commentary]

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

How to Write Bad Poetry

"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."--Oscar WildePeople write poetry... Read More

Let Your Feelings Be Your Guide

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

The Time Has Come and Buzzing

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

Ole Bulky Jeeps & Paper, Ink and Rain [two Peoms]

Ole Bulky JeepsThrough late summer's heat These bulky shaped jeeps... Read More

Learn About Love From Poet Rumi

In this modern age of technology, busy lifestyles, and obsession... Read More

Four Poems: Harvest of Apoplectic Horses [Katrinas Pathway]

Four Poems: Katrina's PathwayHarvest of Apoplectic Horses ((Dedicated to: Katrina))... Read More

The Gaul of La Laguna de Paca

Part OneI tell you a legend of long ago Of... Read More

Black Blood, in Jeremiahs Vines - A Poem and an Article

Black Blood, in Jeremiah's Vines [A Dream Poem]And I heard... Read More

Savage Nature: The Life of Ted Hughes

One of the most important poets of the post-war period,... Read More

Ballade of an Inca King

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

Three Poems (While in Transition/English and Spanish)

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

Expressing an Emotion - The Art of Writing Poetry

Writing poetry is an art, a way of expression, finding... Read More

A Dose of Laughter

I'm not well. Can't you tell? Kinda low, so,... Read More

Listen as I Share: WE

You speak simple, completley understandable justifications I respect them, respect... Read More

Burning Autumn Leaves [a poem in Spanish and English]

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

Two Poems and a Short Story

1)dying in the bar [sluggishly]yet, I would crawl too upto... Read More

Lifes Too Short

Time goes by to quickly to hold your feelings inside... Read More

Mother, I Dont Mind The Pain

I am among those who know that one never recovers... Read More

Contract of Death [Now: in SPANISH and English]

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

Article on Poetry and Two Poems

Writing Poetry for TomorrowWhat does a man need to be... Read More

Walt Whitman, Romance With a Stranger

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

Changes

I am not the one I was before yesterday.I cannot... Read More