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:


The Guardian (blog)

Desmond O'Grady – a great citizen of world poetry
The Guardian (blog)
There is a scene in Fellini's La Dolce Vita, the fourth night episode, in which a group of intellectuals sit around reading poetry and looking suitably serious. One of them is an Irish poet, a part played by an actual Irish poet, Desmond O'Grady, who ...


New York Times (blog)

Robert Hass Wins $100000 Poetry Prize
New York Times (blog)
Robert Hass, who served as poet laureate of the United States in the mid-1990s, and won a National Book Award in 2007 and a Pulitzer Prize in 2008, has now also won the Wallace Stevens Award, a $100,000 cash stipend given by the Academy of American ...

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London Book And Poetry Events: 28 August-3 September 2014
Londonist
SOVIET GHOSTS: Fine art photographer, Rebecca Litchfield is at Waterstone's Croydon for the signing of her newly published book, Soviet Ghosts, which shows historical locations that were once part of the Soviet Union. 6pm. GLITTERATI: A new literary ...


The Guardian

Poetry of the First World War: an Anthology edited by Tim Kendall – review
The Guardian
I confess to a certain glazing-over of the eyes when encountering the words "first world war poetry". Yes, the war was very bad and the poets who volunteered lost their enthusiasm for it soon enough; some of the poetry is memorable; some is best passed ...


Edward Hirsch's 'Gabriel' and the poetry of lamentation
Washington Post (blog)
For a couple of years in the early 2000s, Edward Hirsch wrote a popular column for Book World called “Poet's Choice.” Every week, with great intelligence and wit, he taught us how to appreciate poems from around the world. Now Hirsch opens a window on ...


Ukiah poet Linda Noel's reflections on life and poetry
Ukiah Daily Journal
"At the time I didn't know I would become a poet; I had only read a few poems. I remember liking the play of words in "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe, and I came across a book of Native poems that touched something inside me, intrigued me, prompted me ...


New York Observer

MTA to Expand Popular Poetry In Motion Program to Buses
New York Observer
The MTA will expand its popular Poetry in Motion program—which has placed placards bearing poems on train cars since 1992, with a four-year hiatus between 2008 and 2012—to buses, the Observer has learned. In an interview, Arts in Transit director ...


Onislam.net

Its Rhyming Poetry Captured Me
Onislam.net
I remember as if it was yesterday, the father of my children, Imad Kassab Chaldean from Iraq, would open the best "Arabic poetry book" so he called it, and would read verses from this book. I was completely enchanted and spiritually drawn to the truth ...


Palmer Museum of Art to present 'The Art of Poetry' fall readings
Penn State News
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Palmer Museum of Art will host Penn State poets and other literary friends for poetry readings this semester in the galleries. Todd Davis, professor of English and environmental studies at Penn State Altoona, will present ...


Poet talks about the healing power of poetry
Daytona Beach News-Journal
Words can hurt and words can heal, said local poet, author and retired university professor David B. Axelrod. As a form of expression, poetry can focus people's intense feelings for the sake of wellness. He will discuss the healing power of poetry as ...

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Exalted Poetry; Two poem [and commentary]

Bells for Belphegor!...Where immortal veils never meet Belphegor, Arch devil... 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

Never Ever More

Once upon a midnight dreary, coffee cold and vision... Read More

Lima, City with the Stretched out Wings [In English and Spanish]

Lima, City with the Stretched out WingsIt's an ink-black... Read More

Tale of the: Old Hunter and the Golden Hare [In SPANISH and English now]

There once lived an old man and his goodwife On... Read More

Death & the Supernatural: Poetry/Five Poems

Supernatural PoetryHere are five poems,-what I call-death and supernatural poems.... Read More

Two Poems Written During Recovery

Since my wife and I are moving, or preparing to... Read More

Three Love Poems [all wicked]

Advance: Mr. Dennis Siluk's poetry can have its fire-hearted twists:... Read More

THe Monster Mash, A Graveyard SMASH (short story I wrote when I was 11)

The Monster Mash The Graveyard SmashHave you heard of the... Read More

Satirical Poetry About Tony Blair

All Hail.Is your hospital full of aliens, despite new cleaning... Read More

You Lost Your Last Gamble and Me

I will never think twice nor will I roll the... Read More

Poetry ?Reborn? Emerges In Thriller Mystery Novel

Since Mohamed Ali?then Cassius Clay?announced that he had written "The... Read More

Ambiguity and Abstraction in Bob Dylan?s Lyrics

To many people contemporary poetry is a turn-off. The reason... Read More

Colorful Talk

"I heard what you said, Red. Yet, I have to... Read More

Mother, I Dont Mind The Pain

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

Ive Learned

You cannot make someone love you. All you can do... Read More

Three Sweet Poems, and Two Not So Sweet [now in: SPANISH and English]

1) End PoemWherever you are today- Is where you were... Read More

Review Of Stephen B. Wileys First Book Of Poetry: HERO ISLAND

Poet Stephen B. Wiley's first book of poetry, Hero Island,... Read More

It Was Not Me

It was not me as I am now. It was... Read More

Choices

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

New Poetic Work By Ethiopian Immigrant Promotes Respect, Courage And Cultural Sensitivity

McLean, VA - "The Healing Conscious" tells the story of... Read More

Ballade of an Inca King

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

Wondering

How I wonder what he's doing as I sit alone... Read More

Its What She Didnt Say

When I hear your voice inside my head it makes... Read More

Ocean Heal Me

Ocean Heal MeOcean heal my wounds Let your waves curl... Read More