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:


Wausau Daily Herald

Poet laureate to speak on poetry's links visual art
Wausau Daily Herald
The award-winning poet, essayist and fiction writer will lead a reading and reception titled “Photography & Poetry” from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Dec. 5. Garland also will present “Be Transported,” a poetry workshop, held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec 6. The ...


A Poetry Reading And Tribute To The Late, Unforgettable Bill Knott
WBUR
But he also won the Iowa Poetry Prize and a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship and published many books and chapbooks, mostly under his real name. He was a poet of contradictions and a dark sense of humor. Robert Pinsky called his poems “thorny.


MyCentralJersey.com

Voorhees High School senior to sign poetry collection
MyCentralJersey.com
“It's hard to explain what inspires me to write poetry,” Goldsmith said. “Sometimes I think of a good idea for a poem, and other times I've just seen a movie that was really mind-blowing. I gain a lot of inspiration from emotional funks I get into ...


10 Great Titles for the Poet's Wish List
Huffington Post
How is this one different? Think of it less as an instructional book and more as an invitation. For the reader new to poetry, this guide will open your senses to the combined craft and magic known as "poems." For the well versed, if you will, this book ...
American Life in Poetry: Nov. 29Ames Tribune

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WBUR

At Harvard, Technology Resurrects Long-Silent Voices Of Poets
WBUR
Harvard's Woodberry Poetry Room is home to thousands of archived recordings from some of the most important English language-poets of the age — T.S. Eliot, Sylvia Plath, Robert Frost. (Curt Nickisch/WBUR). CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Imagine being around ...

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Daily Mail

Lebanese 'giant of poetry' Said Aql dead at 102
Daily Mail
Lebanese poet Said Aql, whose work was loved by Arab readers but who hated Arabism so much that he invented a latinised version of the Lebanese dialect, died Friday aged 102. Aql championed Lebanese nationalism, while often espousing contradictory ...
Prominent Lebanese poet Akl dies at over 100 years oldReuters UK
Lebanon mourns loss of yet another giant, poet Said AklThe Daily Star
Lebanon, giant of poetry, Aql, deadGulf Times

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On Poetry: Stevie Howell's [Sharps] gives evidence that “anything can happen”
National Post
1179 To the Southern Ontario kid raised on Fox 29's down-market commercials, who knows the shibboleth of a Fucillo “huge” and can sing the Cellino & Barnes jingle by heart, there's a particular kind of innocence that's lost when you first visit Buffalo.


Calgary Sun

Bloody Poetry in Reeve Theatre ' a treat for the senses, not some dry history ...
Calgary Sun
"Shelley, Mary Shelley and her sister Claire Clairmont and Polidori all came under the sway of Byron and were lumped in with him in the public eye," says Brian Smith, who is directing Bloody Poetry in the Reeve Theatre until Dec. 6. Smith points out ...


How Has the Social Role of Poetry Changed Since Shelley?
New York Times
Each week in Bookends, two writers take on questions about the world of books. Shelley once called poets the “unacknowledged legislators of the world.” This week, Adam Kirsch and Leslie Jamison discuss how the social role of poetry has changed since ...


Minneapolis Star Tribune

Cabin Country: The poetry of cabin life
Minneapolis Star Tribune
One summer day when I was shopping at a center in St Paul, someone was reading poetry on a loud speaker, and as I was eating my apple pie, I heard the words: “I must arise and go now, and go to Innisfree.” The poem continues: “I shall have some peace ...

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Africa

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

The Gaul of La Laguna de Paca

Part OneI tell you a legend of long ago Of... Read More

Im Sorry Mom! A Mothers Day Poem

Mother's Day Poetry,I'm Sorry Mom!I'm sorry for the troubles ... Read More

Catherine Daly reviews Antidotes for an Alibi

Amy King Antidotes for an Alibi BlazeVox Books ISBN 0-9759227-5-0... 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

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

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

Hindu Poet - Kamalakanta

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

Looking Out the Rear Window

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

THe Monster Mash, A Graveyard SMASH (short story I wrote when I was 11)

The Monster Mash The Graveyard SmashHave you heard of the... Read More

Poetry in a Nutshell

Poetry is more than just rhyming and prose that is... Read More

Ode To Quetzalcoatal [Now in Spanish and English]

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

Famous Poets Quotations - Top 30 Poetry Quotations by Famous Poets

"For this reason poetry is something more philosophical and more... Read More

In The Midst Of All

In the midst of darkness, there is light. In... Read More

Find the Magic

FIND the MAGICFind the Magic As you release old bondage... Read More

Mechanical Poetry

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

Five Poems

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

Man Unbowed [A poem]

Man UnbowedUnbowed by sin, the world of man, stands Upon... Read More

Rhymes of an Ordnance Man [Vietnam War: 1971]

Rhymes of an Ordnance Man [Vietnam War: 1971]An eleven part... Read More

Never Ever More

Once upon a midnight dreary, coffee cold and vision... 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 Plane from Iquitos [1959-Part One]

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

Colorful Talk

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