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:


Southwest Florida poetry contest winners announced
The News-Press
Last year when the number of entries in Southwest Florida Poetry Contest quadrupled, we called it a poetry boom. This year the number of poems submitted doubled to more than 150. Poetry has poetically exploded in Southwest Florida! Local poets and ...


Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Maine Poetry Express Waterville planned April 2 at Hathaway Creative Center
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
WATERVILLE — To kick off National Poetry Month, Waterville will host a celebration of poetry with Maine Poet Laureate Wesley McNair and Mid-Maine community poets. The third annual Maine Poetry Express Waterville is set for 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April ...

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Minneapolis Star Tribune

Swedish Nobel laureate Tomas Tranströmer dies aged 83
The Guardian
The Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer, who won the Nobel prize for literature in 2011, died in Stockholm on Thursday at the age of 83. He had lost the power of speech after a stroke in 1990, but continued to write poetry, and to play the piano with his ...
Noteworthy Deaths Swede's poetry won him Nobel in 2011Arkansas Online
Swedish poet, Nobel Literature Prize winner Tomas Transtromer dies at age 83Minneapolis Star Tribune
Swedish poet Tomas Transtromer dies at 83U.S. News & World Report
Los Angeles Times
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PRI

1200 years later, is Chinese poetry entering a new golden age?
PRI
According to Yibing, the poets were skeptical. They weren't “app” kind of guys. Was this really a good venue for poetry, they wondered? But, within minutes of the poets uploading their poems, he says, “there were hundreds of people 'liking' them and ...
Library plans April poetry series to celebrate National Poetry MonthKitsap Sun
Poetry Then, Poetry Now: A Poet Laureate and His LegacyUCR Today (press release)
Bringing poetry to the peopleMyanmar Times
The Daily News of Newburyport -New Jersey Hills -Sippican Week
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Free State High students to compete in regional poetry competition
Lawrence Journal World
Free State High School's slam poetry team recently earned a spot in the finals of the KC “Louder than a Bomb” competition. Poets from FSHS will join students from Paseo Academy, Raytown High and Shawnee Mission South at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Gem ...


Huffington Post

Why You Should Read More Poetry
Huffington Post
We discover poetry again and again in our lives because while the lessons life teaches us along the way about heartache, depression, love and joy, may seem familiar because we've come across them before in other narratives, movies and books, it's not ...


South China Morning Post (subscription)

Hong Kong-based poet Bei Dao wins prestigious poetry prize
South China Morning Post (subscription)
A top mainland Chinese poet based in Hong Kong has been awarded a prestigious international award for poetry, putting him on track for a future Nobel Prize for literature. Beijing-born Bei Dao, a Chinese University professor since 2007, is only the ...


Los Angeles Times

Finally at rest: Britain's King Richard III buried with pomp, poetry
Los Angeles Times
He will always be known as the king whose bones were discovered beneath a parking lot. But on Thursday, Richard III was given a send-off befitting his regal title. In a ceremony oozing with British pomp and circumstance, and attended by royals ...
Watch Benedict Cumberbatch read poetry at the reburial of King Richard IIIEntertainment Weekly

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WBUR

'Sidewalk Poetry' Project To Take Literature To Cambridge Streets
WBUR
They call it “Sidewalk Poetry.” And this spring, when the city of Cambridge begins its annual warm weather sidewalk construction and replacement, they aim to immortalize poems by pressing them into the wet cement. If you live in Cambridge, you could be ...

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WBUR

Using Poetry To Expose The Power Of Money, Class And Gender
WBUR
Alissa Quart is a journalist, a keen observer of our culture and a believer in the power of poetry to cut to the heart of issues around us: money, class, gender and the environment. She has just released her first book of poetry that is both personal ...

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In the Mountans of Haiti [A Poem: in English and Spanish]

In the Mountains of Haiti(In the City)-July is a hot... Read More

Testimony to the Night [In English and Spanish]

In the quiet of the arctic night- In its deep... Read More

Learn About Love From Poet Rumi

Learn about love by reading poetry by a long dead... 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

Mechanical Poetry

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

Two Poems, with Figurative Language

Says Mr. Dennis Siluk, when asked to review his poetry... Read More

The Game of Life

When your life becomes unbearable And the light of... Read More

The Time Has Come and Buzzing

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

It Was Not Me

It was not me as I am now. It was... Read More

Our Home

Our home was warm in the shade of the trees... Read More

Eight Poems

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

A World That Doesnt Care

War bombs may explode demolishing man and land. Hurricanes may... Read More

Hindu Poet - Kamalakanta

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

Kens Poem

How wonderfully sweet to be a dweller dwelling... Read More

Lord Byrons She Walks in Beauty

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

An Old Wood Pile [a poem with notes]

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

The Plane from Iquitos [1959-Part One]

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

Little Girl from Huancayo [a poem/in English and Spanish]

Little girl from HuancayoDo you really, really know? Just how... Read More

Asha of Darfur [A poem with a commentary by the author]

Asha of DarfurCry, cry-oh little Darfur woman For your sister... Read More

You Lost Your Last Gamble and Me

I will never think twice nor will I roll the... Read More

Arizona Blue--Gunfighter: The Wolves Nest [Chapter One of Seven: The North]

[Episode Five]Arizona Blue-GunfighterThe Wolves Nest-in the North[Episode Five]Northern Minnesota Area?Winter... Read More

The Treasure of Catalina Huanca (In English and Spanish)

Note: written after seeing the little adobe 16th century church... 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

Preserving Dignity

No one should have to beg or crawl before humanity.... Read More