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:


New York Times

Fallen Journalist Finds Solace and Success in Poetry
New York Times
She is Patricia Smith, Staten Island's literary sensation, a poet, an English professor and a star on the national stage. Last month, she won the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry, awarded by the Library of Congress to luminaries such ...


Sioux Falls Argus Leader

Burns: Careful not to mix politics and poetry
Concord Monitor
Yes, we have poets laureate, both national and in most states. The national one is – wisely – appointed by the Librarian of Congress after much consultation with former poets laureate, respected poetry critics and the like, a process that (unlike many ...
Olympia is blessed with rich poetryThe Olympian
Walsh: South Dakota has 'vibrant' talent in poetrySioux Falls Argus Leader
Michael Castro: City's poet laureate comes to new position with eyes wide openSTLtoday.com
Luton On Sunday -OnMilwaukee.com
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AHS competition proves poetry still alive and kicking
Athens NEWS
In 2013, a Huffington Post article caused quite a kerfuffle in the literary world when it asked the question "Is poetry dead?" and answered in the affirmative. In the era of big data, memes and image-laden media, it may seem poetry is dead - that the ...
Carman-Ainsworth students to recite Poetry Out Loud during eventMLive.com

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RTE.ie

RTÉ's poetry season commences Thursday, Jan 29
RTE.ie
RTÉ begins its poetry season on RTÉ One on Thursday January 29 at 10.15pm with A Rebel Act, a landmark documentary which looks back at the poems that shaped us as a people and illustrates why poetry is so central to our culture. "Poets with progress ...


Martinsville Bulletin

Superintendent for Patrick schools pens book of poetry
Martinsville Bulletin
“It's not so formal. I like to rhyme words sometimes and use play on words where people have to figure it out.” He enjoys the “mystery” of poetry. And, he added, “Sometimes it reads like a story or play. ... It tells a story. When people read it, they ...


This website will turn your tweets into poetry
The Next Web
You've always wished your tweets were a little more poetic, right? Well, now there's the perfect app for you: Poetweet. This simple website, which doesn't even require sign in, will turn your tweets from banalities into sweet poetry. The below poem is ...

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Poetry and Literature Calendar (Jan. 25 to Jan. 31)
Buffalo News
Today, 4 p.m.: Poetry and Dinner Night at the Woodlawn Diner, hosted by award-winning poet Sara Ries, and featuring poet Carol Townsend, associate professor of design at SUNY Buffalo State and board member of the Chautauqua Literary Arts Friends.


Resurrections, Do-Overs, And Second Lives: A 2015 Poetry Preview
NPR
Since 9/11, folks have been saying we need poetry more than ever, but perhaps now we need poetry even more than "more than ever." 2014 will go down as the year of Ferguson and Eric Garner, of the CIA torture report, of lost elections and more than a ...

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The New Indian Express

Transcending Borders Through Poetry
The New Indian Express
HYDERABAD: It was a display of love, joy, pain and anguish from poets from across the land of Telangana, who mesmerised the audience with their literary works in a special session titled 'A celebration of Telangana Poetry', on the second day of the ...
Poetry aided Telangana movementDeccan Chronicle

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The Week Magazine

A dancer-turned-photographer finds beauty in movement
The Week Magazine
Travis Magee discovered his dual passions for photography and dance early on. At the tender age of 14, he packed his bags and moved to New York City to study at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater School. "Dancers have a limited time to pursue a ...

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Song of the Great Zimbabwe, and Silver and Inca Blood [Poems and notes]

"Song of the Great Zimbabwe"Across the African, winter's skyIn the... 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

The Merchant of Copan [In English and Spanish]

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

The Cat

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

Life is a Fantasy

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

Barriers

There are many times I set up barriers and walls,... Read More

Eds Poem

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

Motiff

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

Learn About Love From Poet Rumi

Learn about love by reading poetry by a long dead... Read More

Death & the Supernatural: Poetry/Five Poems

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

Joined

JOINEDHeart beat of man pounding - yet unheard joined... Read More

Mechanical Poetry

Do you ever stare at the paper, waiting for poetic... Read More

Two Poems with Triggers [and a commentary]

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

Why I enjoy Writing?

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

Expressing an Emotion - The Art of Writing Poetry

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

Lifes Too Short

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

The Last King of Mars [A Poetic Mytho]

[As Told by the Last] King: it was in the... 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

Exalted Poetry; Two poem [and commentary]

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

Rules for Writing Poetry

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

Four Poems: Two for the Devil, Two for Peru

Here is some witty poetry (not sure if that is... Read More

Robert Burns Love Poem: A Red, Red Rose

Robert Burns, a poor man, an educated man, and a... Read More

Three Poems [Lima; Judges and Evils Creation]

1.Evil's CreationThou knowith evil clings To tender peace-; Nor does... Read More

A Different Place...

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