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:


Edward Hirsch on the 'soul-making activity' of poetry
Washington Post (blog)
The celebrated poet and teacher Edward Hirsch spoke publicly for the first time Wednesday night about “Gabriel,” his upcoming book about the death of his 22-year-old son. His comments came toward the end of “The Life of a Poet,” a presentation at the ...

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Our poetry winners
Washington Post
Meet the poets. Our winning poets will receive a KidsPost T-shirt and other goodies, a National Poetry Month poster and a copy of “Poem in Your Pocket for Young Readers,” courtesy of the Academy of American Poets, the organization that started National ...


CBA: Power of Poetry
WAVY-TV
PORTSMOUTH, VA. (WAVY) – April is National Poetry Month and a good time to reflect on the power of poetry. At Chesapeake Bay Academy, upper school students are encouraged to express their feelings and emotions through poetry. Synnika Lofton, Upper ...


Poetry Pairing | 'The Salutation'
New York Times (blog)
Visit the Poetry Pairings page to find out more about our collaboration with the Poetry Foundation, and to read ideas for using any week's pairing for teaching and learning. Poetry Pairings, Poetry Pairings. Comments are moderated. FAQ ». Submit ...


Education Week News

What's Wrong With Poetry Books for Children: A Teacher's Lament
Education Week News
Take a perennial favorite, Shel Silverstein's Where the Sidewalk Ends. Because poetry lends itself to being read aloud, most teachers of young children (myself included) keep a copy of this beloved book on a shelf by the daily schedule, cover faced out ...
Why Poetry MattersHuffington Post
The Great Poets' Brawl of '68The New York Review of Books (blog)
Off the Shelf: Take time for poetrySequim Gazette
Examiner.com -San Francisco Examiner -Sooke News Mirror
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Al-Arabiya

'Become Iraqi to become a poet': Arbil poetry festival builds bridges
Al-Arabiya
In his poem “Nothing but Iraq” the great Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish wrote: “For poetry is always being born in Iraq, so become Iraqi to become a poet, my friend.” With the first poets considered to stem from the region as far back as the ancient ...


Nashville Scene

Celebrate Poetry Month Tonight With Poetry Bomb and Poet's Corner
Nashville Scene
Technically, this event is titled “Poetry, Printmaking and Popsicles,” but we thought “Poetry Bomb” would better get your attention. Now that we have it, we should say it's actually the culmination of an event that's been going on all month — National ...


San Angelo LIVE!

ASU Professor Wins Poetry Award
San Angelo LIVE!
Dr. Chris Ellery, a professor of English in Angelo State University's Department of English and Modern Languages, has won first prize in the second annual Alexander and Dora Raynes Poetry Competition administered by Jewish Currents magazine.


The Diane Rehm Show

A Special Readers' Review: A Celebration Of Poetry
The Diane Rehm Show
poet; director, African American Resource Center at Howard University; board chair, Institute for Policy Studies. Edward Hirsch. author of six books of poems and four books of prose, including the recent "A Poet's Glossary." He has received the ...


Poetry Month 2014: We Need Writers So We Can Continue to Exist
Huffington Post
We're past the halfway mark, but happy Poetry Month, anyway. It's still April after all. And while taxes (for most of us) are done, poetry is still going strong. And what a busy scene we have here in Detroit. All month, my poetry plate has 'runneth-ed ...

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The Goat and the Rope [a Poem: in Spanish and English]

The Goat and the Ropewhere there were devils I saw... 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

Poetry and Popular Culture

Is poetry too complicated for the average reader? Is it... Read More

Lifes Too Short

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

Three Poems: Liberty, Death, and a Frog [with Commentary on Liberty]

Frog SummerSummer grows hot, for the New-blooded frogs; The bugs... Read More

Two Poems: Black Poncho, and Spirits of de Copan [in English and Spanish]

English Version12) Black Poncho(of Saint Cosme Hill, by Lima, Peru)Lost... Read More

The King and Delka & Moiromma: the Cold Planet [Parts 25 and 26]

#25The King and Delka [Split Mawkishness-on Moiromma /Part V]Sickly SentimentalityI... Read More

Superman

So many looked to you for inspiration,Unlikely hero for the... Read More

The Gaul of La Laguna de Paca

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

Poetry in a Nutshell

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

Three Poems (While in Transition/English and Spanish)

Here are three more poems by the author, Dennis Siluk,... Read More

Mechanical Poetry

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

Rhymes of an Ordnance Man [Vietnam War: 1971]

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

Grandpas House & From Iraq with Love [Two Poems]

Grandpa's House [The ole Real House]The house needed painting Sun-blistered... Read More

Commuting Hell!

It's dark, it's cold, its' just six thirty,thoughts of sleep... Read More

Publishing Your Poetry

If you are serious about seeing your work published by... Read More

Robert Burns Love Poem: A Red, Red Rose

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

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

I Saw the Universe

I can see the cerulean blue of the skiesOr the... Read More

Stone Beds [A Poem and an Advance]

Stone Beds [Pompeii's surge]Advance: after the great eruption of Pompeii's... Read More

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

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

Mechanical Poetry; Part Two

What do you do when you want to write poetry?... Read More

The Cat

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

The Exit Poems [Iron and Fire & No Heroes]

The Exit Poems [And Socrates]Iron and FireIron can be... Read More