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:


Hillary Campaign Poetry Slam Celebrates Malcolm X, Racial Violence ...
Daily Caller
The Hillary Clinton campaign held a “Poetry Slam for Civic Action” this weekend that featured a transsexual singer wondering what Fourth of July means to transgender people and poetry celebrating Malcolm X and racial violence. The Clinton campaign's ...

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Crain's Chicago Business (blog)

Henry Bienen might have been a poet.
Crain's Chicago Business (blog)
Or so the former Northwestern University president said in announcing his appointment as interim president of the Chicago-based Poetry Foundation. “I am a lifelong reader and greatly appreciate the literary arts. I started out in undergraduate school ...


Fremont News Messenger

From prose to poetry, groups help writers polish their skills
Fremont News Messenger
CLYDE – The Clyde Public Library's writers' group that formed last year has since split into two groups — a prose and a poetry group. Adult services librarian Jill McCullough leads the poetry group, and library clerk Rachel Henck is in charge of the ...


New York Daily News

'Montreal Before Spring' captures seasons in the city with emotion and ...
New York Daily News
A thread of romanticism throbs beneath Melançon's poetry: He writes the “whole city's/ an alcove where I go to meet you.” In “Eden,” Melançon seems to be speaking directly to Charles Baudelaire's “Be Drunk”: Melançon writes, “You go forth, be drunk on ...


Hartford Courant

Sergio Becomes Glastonbury's First Poet Laureate
Hartford Courant
The laureate will serve as an "advocate for poetry and promote the appreciation of and participation in poetry and literary arts activities among Glastonbury's residents." Sergio said she will "take the summer" to plan public poetry presentations and ...


Poet Laureate Finds Inspiration In Ancestry
Yankton Daily Press
Born and raised in Wyoming, Roripaugh started writing poetry at a young age using self-help example books, and continued to write for several years. She later developed an interest in music and earned a BM in piano performance at Indiana University in ...


Kids' poetry tour for Emma Press
The Bookseller
Starting today (7th July) with an event at the Tales on Moon Lane Festival in London, the publisher will run a series of storytelling and poetry-writing workshops with poets including Joseph Coelho (whose poetry has been published by Frances Lincoln ...


UNO professor wins two awards for a book of poetry to be published next year
The New Orleans Advocate
University of New Orleans English professor Carolyn Hembree has won two awards for a book of poetry. “Rigging a Chevy Into a Time Machine and Other Ways to Escape a Plague” is slated to be published next spring by Trio House Press. Neil Shepard ...


Vietnamese Globe: Divided by War, United by Poetry and Compassion
Dissident Voice
The day after my arrival in Hanoi, I read my poetry at the Center for East West Languages and Cultures. We were celebrating the anthology, With Our Eyes Wide Open edited by Douglas Valentine. On a banner behind me was the title of the anthology ...

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NDTV

PM Modi Presents Uzbek President Amir Khusrau's Poetry
NDTV
Tashkent: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday presented Uzbek President Islam Karimov a specially commissioned reproduction of the "Khamsa-i-Khusrau" quintet by the great 13th century Sufi poet Amir Khusrau. Amir Khusrau was born in Uttar ...
Modi presents Uzbek president Amir Khusrau's poetryTimes of India

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Lucky...

You make me smile like I've seldom done before You... Read More

Shakespeares Sonnet XVIII, Shall I Compare Thee to a Summers Day?

Shakespeare's sonnets require time and effort to appreciate. Understanding the... Read More

Joined

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

Thank You To Our Soldiers And A Tribute To Old Glory And A Prayer For Peace

Thank youDedicated to soldiers and their loved onesFor those who... Read More

Lord Byrons She Walks in Beauty

Lord Byron's opening couplet to "She Walks In Beauty" is... Read More

My hero, my best friend, my Grannio (a.k.a my Grandmother)

She raised me like I was her own daughter from... Read More

My Grannio

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

Mechanical Poetry

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

Let Your Feelings Be Your Guide

The light of all eternity shines with me now /... 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 on the Traditions of Peru [in English and Spanish]

Atahualpa's Game [Peruvian]Sometimes, it's not wise To share your wisdom... Read More

Listen as I Share: WE

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

Africa - Wheres The Profit?

A poetic comment that just welled up inside my head... Read More

Key Largo - Frater Albertus

Key Largo:The fans turn lazily in front of the doorThey... Read More

Uamaks Aquatic [suspense: now in Spanish and English]

Delicately, my mind was selecting a muffled tune, out of... 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

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

Here And There

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

Hindu Poet - Kamalakanta

Kamalakanta was born in Burdwan India in the late 18th... Read More

Live For Today...

Isn't that what they say?But what does that mean?There's no... Read More

Anne Bradstreet, To My Dear and Loving Husband, A Discussion

"To My Dear and Loving Husband" was written by America's... 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

The Power of Eating Disorders

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

Wars, Air of Ambiguity [for: Lt. Laura Walker] in SPANISH and English

Wars, air of AmbiguityDedicated to 1st. Lt. Laura Walker (From... Read More