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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The Guardian

Hedd Wyn: poetry that echoes from the first world war
The Guardian
These are the bardic chairs of six Eisteddfodau, won by Williams's uncle, the great Welsh poet Hedd Wyn – Bala, Pwllheli, Pontardawe, and Lanuwchllyn twice, as well as the national prize, an achievement rendered all the more remarkable by the humble ...


ICYMI: A Night of News Poetry
The Colorado Independent
It was a night of thoughtful discussion, compelling poetry and plenty of the requisite wine and cheese. Moderated by TCI's very own Tessa Cheek, the panel explored how the medium of poetry has the ability to communicate truth that straight-ahead (read: ...


The New Yorker

Poetry Podcast: Jennifer Michael Hecht Reads Lucie Brock-Broido
The New Yorker
This month on the Poetry Podcast, Jennifer Michael Hecht reads “Noctuary,” by Lucie Brock-Broido. As its title indicates, the poem is a kind of journal of the speaker's nighttime musings: 3 December,. Unspeakable anxiety about locked-in syndrome, about ...


Need Inspiration? Rejoice, O Mobile Poet!
New York Times
Poetry from the Poetry Foundation, free for iOS and Android, is my favorite way to read poems digitally. It includes thousands of poems, from Shakespeare to modern-day poets. While most are text entries, some are also available as audio recordings.


The New Yorker

The Mysterious Case of the Park Poet
The New Yorker
I was enchanted to find a park sign filled with poetry rather than the usual mishmash of information, rules, and thinly veiled threats. And such doting poetry: the park, the sign implied, had not been entirely beautiful without me. (I never mind a ...


London Book And Poetry Events: 31 July-6 August 2014
Londonist
EDINBURGH PREVIEW: Poet Molly Naylor previews her Edinburgh show at Battersea Arts Centre. If Destroyed Still True is a part biographical, part fictional look at friendship, growing up and our relationship with our teenage selves. £12/£9, prebook, 9pm ...


Vitamin P for Poetry series returns to Springfield libraries
MassLive.com
File photo | 3.19.06| Maria Luisa Arroyo, of Springfield reading her poem at the awards ceremony for the Springfield City Library 2006 Poetry Contest at the Central Library in Springfield in 2006. Arroyo's poem Ganas De Bailar took first prize in the ...


Free 'Poetry of Songwriting' event features Rheta Grimsley Johnson, Frye ...
The Birmingham News - al.com
Titled "Watermelon Wine and the Poetry of Southern Music," the free gathering starts at 6:30 p.m. at the West Regional Branch of the Mobile Public Library. It will feature a mix of readings from Frye Gaillard and Rheta Grimsley Johnson and songwriters ...


NorthernLife.ca

Putting poetry on the bus
NorthernLife.ca
Putting poetry on the bus. By: Heidi Ulrichsen - Sudbury Northern Life. | Jul 29, 2014 - 4:27 PM |. Greater Sudbury poet laureate Tom Leduc has launched a project where poetry written by Sudburians will be displayed in transit buses. Photo by Arron ...
Sudbury poet laureate launches 'Moving with Poetry'CBC.ca
Sudbury writer wins Frank O'Hara PrizeWorcester Telegram

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Mechanical Poetry; Part Two

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

Here And There

My eyes opened. I am still alive; Living on... Read More

Rules for Writing Poetry

You've been writing poetry since that first assignment in your... Read More

Tsunami -a Poem Dedicated To Help Aid and Awareness and Encourage Future Harmony. Make Peace Not War

Real Power.One Tsunami, and all our armies, Seem belittled by... Read More

Mother, I Dont Mind The Pain

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

The Treasure of Catalina Huanca (In English and Spanish)

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

Ballade of an Inca King

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

Learn About Love From Poet Rumi

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

Life is a Fantasy

LIFE IS A FANTASY!A pink-eyed rabbit, fuzzy whiteHops in bedrooms... Read More

I Shall Wait...

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

The Power of Eating Disorders

I want to get closeI am afraid.Afraid of what... Read More

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

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

Ode To Quetzalcoatal [Now in Spanish and English]

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Welcome to the Town of Feeling

Happy, Sad, Mad and Glad, Moved in down the streetCautious... Read More

Eds Poem

Ed Gallagher Dec. 11, 1907 - Sept. 5, 2004This poem... Read More

Lamenting Poetic Moods [six Poems]

Advance: in Mr. Siluk's poetry one finds symbolist values, sensuous... Read More

A Different Place...

I wish we had met 20 years ago... A different... 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

Two Poems: Boyhood, and Old Age [with a note on style]

BoyhoodOh me! Thy glorious days have flown! I mealy noticed,... Read More

Daybreak at Pikes Creek [a Poem]

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

Why I enjoy Writing?

During interviews and general conversations with the public,one of the... Read More

Banana Republic

Like a cat I slumber, blissfully unencumbered, Through eighty per... Read More

Two Poems and an Analysis [?Witness,? & ?An Old Love?]

Two Poems and an Analysis ['Witness,' & 'An Old Love']WitnessMy... Read More

Colorful Talk

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

The Crusader: A Search for the Virtue Inside (an excerpt of an Epic Poem)

On through the darkness she searches the bones Seeking the... Read More