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

Review: 'Social Security,' the Heroic Poetry of Solitude
New York Times
As in her earlier plays, “Vision Disturbance” and “Adult,” Ms. Masciotti mines the banalities of everyday chatter for heroic poetry. Set largely in working-class Pennsylvania, in towns forgotten by time, her uneventful dramas seem to be composed of ...


Traverse City Record Eagle

ON POETRY The other side of winter, a different mood
Traverse City Record Eagle
There are so many cheerful things about a Traverse City winter — skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing. And beauty. It looks like a movie set for “White Christmas” outside my window right now. But isn't it true that typically, in literature and movies ...


Religion News Service

How to access the spiritual power of poetry–even if you “just don't get it”
Religion News Service
Author and professor Christian Wiman believes that poetry has significant spiritual power in addition to aesthetic value. He shares how people of faith can begin accessing the spiritual power of poetry even if at first they “just don't get it.” – Image ...


LectureHop: Justice Poetry
Bwog
Whether it's attending drunken FroSci lectures or showing up to Tunisian talks, Bwog loves to learn in the classroom and beyond. We sent Poetry Professional Briana Bursten to check out Justice Poetry: Readings and Discussion with Claudia Rankine, Dawn ...


Pacific Daily News

Perez's third book of poetry published
Pacific Daily News
Rather than traditional poetry, the book is written partly in verse and partly in prose, sharing his images and memories. For most of us who have moved back and forth between Guam and the U.S. mainland, it will remind us of our own experiences; the ...


New York Times

Bringing a Daughter Back From the Brink With Poems
New York Times
I normally don't invite poetry into my daily life. As an ecologist, I embrace science. But all I had to offer her at that point were the thoughts of others who struggled to make a meaningful life and had put those thoughts into the best, sparest words ...


Irish Times

A poem for Ireland, poetry for everyone
Irish Times
I was really stuck for ages last year and took to reading Seamus Heaney's poetry to stop my brain from going round and round in ever tightening circles. I started singing Anahorish as I was reading it, and I performed it with Zoe Conway and John ...


Rabbi Dan Ornstein: Frozen Poetry
WAMC
All over my neighborhood, the icicles hang down from the eaves of the roofs like colonies of bats clustered along the walls of caves. Emerging from under the heavy cover of melting and re-freezing snow, each icicle begins as gently dripping water which ...


Deadline Poetry
NPR (blog)
For late Friday, a couple items from the mailbag. I'm not going to weigh in except to say that in my first month here I've found NPR's journalists to be very open to discussing questions about their work. I find it's often helpful to see how ...

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His late first wife inspired the poetry of his second wife. Then he lost her, too.
Washington Post
When Emerson won the Pulitzer Prize in 2006, bringing her the kind of attention poets don't dare dream of and setting her up to become poet laureate of Virginia a couple of years later , there was no indication it would be the midpoint of a brief and ...

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Top 20 Poetry Quotations

Explore the meaning of poetry and the motivation of poets... Read More

An Old Wood Pile [a poem with notes]

Old skin, once held tight Against her skeleton- Rose no... 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

San Francisco [Almost a Sonnet]

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

The Merchant of Copan [In English and Spanish]

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

Feelings, O How Glorious!

Sometimes we feel hard-pressed, Our backs against the wall;... Read More

The Ballad of: Brawling Mad-dog Sergeant Rook [Now in: SPANISH and English]

English VersionA bunch of us guys in the hutIn ?Nam... Read More

Lamenting Poetic Moods [six Poems]

Advance: in Mr. Siluk's poetry one finds symbolist values, sensuous... 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

Live For Today...

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

How to Write Bad Poetry

"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."--Oscar WildePeople write poetry... Read More

Ocean Heal Me

Ocean Heal MeOcean heal my wounds Let your waves curl... Read More

Lima, City with the Stretched out Wings [In English and Spanish]

Lima, City with the Stretched out WingsIt's an ink-black... Read More

The Power of Eating Disorders

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

Motiff

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

Three Poems: The Monkey Man of Lima, Plus Two More

What Hides behind the Minute?What hides behind the minute? It... Read More

Bleed

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

Growing

Growing hurts sometimes; saying goodbye to friends, ... Read More

The Lull of Twilight [Over Mantaro Valley] In English and Spanish

Twilight, was now beginning. As forthe sun, it was down-down... Read More

Write Your Way to Fame

Have you ever thought about how nice it would be... Read More

My Final Defeat - Fixed Competition

She probably can't remember and I know I can never... Read More

Since Youve Been Gone...

My life has changedin so so many waysIt seems to... Read More

The Butcher of Lima and Footprints to Mantaro Valley (Two Poems)

Footprints to Mantaro Valley (Peru; in English and Spanish)In what... Read More

In Poetry: Meaning of Words [And ...Rocket-belt]

In Poetry: Meaning of WordsWhen I write poetry, I check... Read More

The Time Has Come and Buzzing

Most of my poems are written late at night, often,... Read More