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:


Sedona.biz

Poetry, the Art Form That Tries To Think Before It Speaks
Huffington Post UK
In a recent interview with Andrew Marr, the writer and broadcaster Clive James said he'd "be lost without poetry" and in doing so spoke for us all. We, like James, take refuge in words, bathing in the salve of their sound, of English used with ...
Vegas poet wants locals to take the micLas Vegas Review-Journal
First Sedona Poetry Slam of the 2014-2015 seasonSedona.biz

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Chron.com

Poetry and medicine go hand in hand
Chron.com
The idea of combining a career as a physician with being a poet should not seem far-fetched. After all, one of America's greatest poets, William Carlos Williams (1883-1963), composed groundbreaking poems while working as a family doctor in New Jersey.


This cowboy poet might be America's next great political analyst
Washington Post (blog)
When I got on the phone with cowboy poet Baxter Black on Tuesday afternoon, he was in an exceptionally good mood. Down in Arizona, the sun was out and the cows were skipping. "Some of them," Black said, "were even smiling." It was unclear whether he ...


The Independent

A bucket list? I'd rather quote poetry by heart before I die; Week in Books column
The Independent
It reminded me of a book, Poems to Learn by Heart, published last year, which argued that memorising poetry was still relevant for our times. It gave a step-by-step how-to guide, along with a selection of popular poems to learn which seemed rather like ...


Poetry, Arts Unlock Our Understanding Of Life
Hartford Courant
In high schools and colleges, poetry cannot be pushed aside by an acute focus on mathematics and science. Although these subjects are important for the future of the American worker and economy, we must simultaneously embrace the arts — poetry and ...


Bus Lines gets poetry competition moving
University of Virginia The Cavalier Daily
Charlottesville Bus Lines, a local association which solicits poetry from students and Charlottesville residents to display inside city buses, announced its annual contest this week. The organization represents a partnership between the Charlottesville ...


The wit, wisdom and poetry of Hunter Pence
ESPN (blog)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- With his mop of curly hair, pants hiked up above his knees and energetic style of play, Hunter Pence is a fan favorite not just in San Francisco but across the country. Fans in out-of-town cities began bringing clever Hunter Pence ...


Real people: Life of sexagenarian centers around poetry
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Thirty years ago, Veach brought his love of poetry and the arts to Atlanta where he's managed to keep verse at the forefront of his activity. Along the way, he earned a library science degree and spent 14 years as the head of reference for the Atlanta ...


Dodge Poetry Festival returns, bigger than ever, to Newark
The Star-Ledger
The 15th biennial Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival will take place Thursday through Sunday at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and other venues throughout Newark's Downtown Arts District. This year's festival will have its largest-ever roster.


Morristown Green

Savoring the Dodge Poetry Festival: Don't sweat it if you don't 'get' it, Oct ...
Morristown Green
“I think the biggest surprise is how vital and accessible and moving contemporary poetry is. Put all your assumptions aside and prepare to be blown away!” said Farawell, who oversees the festival for the Morristown-based Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.
Princeton Today: Dodge Poetry FestivalPlanet Princeton
Dodge Poetry Festival comes to NewarkNorthJersey.com

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Welcome to the Town of Feeling

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

The Poets Corner [Three Poems with a review]

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

Changes

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

Recollections

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

Mechanical Poetry - Part Three

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

The Dead God of Copan (in English and Spanish)

English VersionAnd the Death God said: "Let it rise to... Read More

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

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

Elizabeth Barrett Browning: A Discussion of How Do I Love Thee?

"How Do I Love Thee?" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning was... Read More

Memoirs of a Wastelands Rim [a Poem: now in Spanish and English]

Memoirs of a Wasteland's RimIt still was light when she... Read More

Arizona Blue--Gunfighter: The Wolves Nest [Chapter One of Seven: The North]

[Episode Five]Arizona Blue-GunfighterThe Wolves Nest-in the North[Episode Five]Northern Minnesota Area?Winter... 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

Banana Republic

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

Two Poems: Black Poncho, and Spirits of de Copan [in English and Spanish]

English Version12) Black Poncho(of Saint Cosme Hill, by Lima, Peru)Lost... 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

Stone Beds [A Poem and an Advance]

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

Ode To Quetzalcoatal [Now in Spanish and English]

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

Testimony to the Night [In English and Spanish]

In the quiet of the arctic night- In its deep... Read More

Footprints to Mantaro Valley (a poem in Spanish and English)

Footprints to Mantaro Valley (English version)In what retreat art hid?-Where... Read More

To My Friend, With Love

All is still; all quiet; The world seems to... Read More

Its What She Didnt Say

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

Five Poems

Poems have different cores, or so I believe, and can... Read More

My Grannio

I never thought I would have to say GOODBYE to... Read More

A Case of The Fears

Chicken Soup is good for a coldSleep is good for... Read More

Africa

AFRICA (to africans in diaspora)africa here i come, africa africa... Read More