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:


NPR

Open A Critic's 'Poetry Notebook' And Find The Works That Shaped Him
NPR
What those famous lines don't reveal about James is his erudition, lightly worn but very much on display in his latest book of criticism, called Poetry Notebook. In his introduction, James says that, for him, poetry has been "the occupation of a lifetime.

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SFGate (blog)

“Read This Poem” project to usher in National Poetry Month
SFGate (blog)
This April, the Academy of American Poets — the founder of National Poetry Month — is partnering with 826 Valencia to highlight the work of regional poets. In return, the poets will share their talents with students. San Francisco's Dean Rader has ...


Greenville News

Poetry, film among Tuesday's entertainment picks
Greenville News
The month of March departs with an eclectic array of events on Tuesday. There's a film screening, a poetry performance, and a recital by some of Furman's top music students. Here's a look at what's on the calendar: * "Above and Beyond." Learn something ...


Santa Barbara Independent

April is Poetry Month, Part II
Santa Barbara Independent
Surely one of the best collections of poetry published in the past year. Ted Kooser, Splitting an Order: Reading a new book of poems by Ted Kooser is like going to see your favorite band touring with its new album. Yes, you'll mostly be getting ...


NPR (blog)

A Teacher's Moment: Finding 'The Essence Of Poetry'
NPR (blog)
I'm not sure what is at the root of their inability to connect, but being able to work together is the most crucial element of hosting our annual Poetry Nights. These are a big deal at Combs High School, and the seniors in this class plan and organize ...

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The Daily Collegian Online

Spoken poetry movement at Penn State
The Daily Collegian Online
For the past couple of months, there have been multiple spoken poetry events and spoken artists that have been popping up on the Penn State campus, which leads to the thought — is there a spoken poetry movement happening at Penn State?


Daily Press

Poetry Contest underway
Daily Press
“My advice to anyone writing poetry would be to spend as much, or more, time editing your poems as writing them. The initial flood of creation captures the mood and essence of a poem, but in many ways, it is just like a chef laying out ingredients for ...


MiamiHerald.com

An ode to your ZIP code kicks off O, Miami's poetry festival
MiamiHerald.com
Fernandez wrote her poem for ZIP Odes, a collaboration between WLRN and O, Miami, the poetry festival now in its fourth year. The poem's form is simple: A Haiku-like poem built around your ZIP code. The number of words per line and the number of lines ...

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Poetry Leaves celebration kicks off April 1 in Waterford
The Oakland Press
Liebler –– internationally known and widely published Detroit poet, university professor, literary arts activist and arts organizer –– is the author of 13 books including the award-winning “Wide Awake in Someone Else's Dream” (Wayne State University ...


Drink Here Now: Game Day Specials, New Cocktails and Jazz + Poetry
7x7
April is national Poetry Month and Jazz Appreciation Month, and Top of the Mark is celebrating by teaming up with the Beat Museum to continue the weekly Poetry & Jazz series through April 28. Every Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, guests will be ...

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Storm Rising along the Lima Coast

Storm Rising along the Lima Coast [Summer of 2002]?wind was... Read More

Key Largo - Frater Albertus

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

Chan Chan and The Gorriones (Two Poems in English and Spanish)

The following two poems, one in English, the other in... 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

Choices

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

The Cat

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

Savage Nature: The Life of Ted Hughes

One of the most important poets of the post-war period,... Read More

Bleed

now is not the time to open open that great... Read More

Robert Burns Love Poem: A Red, Red Rose

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

A Dose of Laughter

I'm not well. Can't you tell? Kinda low, so,... Read More

The Plane from Iquitos [1959-Part One]

Iquitos & the Amazon Part OneIt was December 2, l959,... Read More

The Dead God of Copan (in English and Spanish)

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

Shadows of the Andes; Ollantayambo; and Cesar Vallejo [Poems in English and Spanish]

1) Shadows of the Andes [or: Song to the Andes]I... Read More

The Merchant of Copan [In English and Spanish]

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

Five Poems from Home [And a view on the planet vs. the poet]

Five Poems from Home1) Remembering: Dorothy Parker [Dedicated to the... Read More

Joined

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

Eight Poems

Out of the eight poems provided here [all previously unpublished],... Read More

Recollections

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

San Francisco [Almost a Sonnet]

(The city by the bay of Northern California, near which... 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

Two Poems and a Short Story

1)dying in the bar [sluggishly]yet, I would crawl too upto... Read More

Looking Out the Rear Window

The funeral rite concluded With the pastor shaking hands, Offering... Read More

Four Poems: Two for the Devil, Two for Peru

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

A Different Place...

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

Let Your Feelings Be Your Guide

The light of all eternity shines with me now /... Read More