A world that doesnt care - poetry
War bombs may explode demolishing man and land.
Smog may be an cruel concern in our daily living.
Embezzlers may run off with money not their own.
The rich may all get richer as the poor get weaker behind.
Diabetes may be deadly and challenge the appetite.
Our world has many evils for solutions to be found.
Rev. Saundra L. Washington, is an fated clergywoman, communal worker, and Come to nothing of AMEN Ministries, http://www. clergyservices4u. org. She is also the creator of two chocolate table books: Room Beneath the Snow, Poems that Preach and Negative Disturbances, Homilies that Teach.
New Year, New Verse: 4 Poetry Collections That Change the World Vulture
Rounding up the best new poetry of the new year, the theme of revision and transformation emerges, in Oculus by Sally Wen Mao; Only As the Day Is Long by ...
AAP Gets $2.2 Million In the Name of Poetry Publishers Weekly
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has donated the funding for two grants to the Academy of American Poets, totaling $2.2 million. The funds, the AAP said, will ...
Millennial mysticism: why contemporary poets are turning to the occult New Statesman
Spells: 21st-Century Occult Poetry argues that poems are spells.
Word is, state is seeking premier poet Arvada Press
Poetry is one of mankind's most important and diverse mediums. Poetry can be found in many of the most influential religious and historic works of civilizations ...
Hannah Sullivan wins the TS Eliot Prize for Poetry HarpersBAZAAR.co.uk
Poet Hannah Sulliven wins the T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry for her intimate debut collection Three Poems.
Local Poets Featured this Sunday - The Independent: Community News Livermore Independent
Livermore Poet Laureate Cynthia Patton will host a Local Poetry Showcase to kick off the 2019 season of Poetry at Ravenswood. The event will take place on ...
Defiance professor wins poetry award The Bryan Times
A Defiance College professor was recently honored for having a way with words.
How To Start Reading Poetry If You Have No Idea Where To Begin Bustle
So, you've heard that poetry is making a comeback (I mean, isn't it always?) and you're thinking it might be time for you to hop aboard that well-versed ...
Washington Poet Laureate to kick off Foothills Writers Series Peninsula Daily News
PORT ANGELES — Claudia Castro Luna, a Seattle-based poet, teacher and Washington State Poet Laureate, will read from her work at 12:35 p.m. Friday.
'Poetry in Waiting' project appears in waiting rooms across Taos taosnews
'People have been very receptive -- if a little surprised, at first -- to learn that Taos has a poet laureate and that she wants to put a poem in their waiting room.'
'After Dead Souls': Poetry, noir and the American city in Robin Robertson's 'The Long Take' - The Michigan Daily
'After Dead Souls': Poetry, noir and the American city in Robin Robertson's 'The Long Take' The Michigan Daily
What it's about is The City. And the traumas of war, and the isolating nature of pain, and homelessness and cars and ingratitude. But mostly The City.
9 Books of Poems That Prove 2018 Was a Fantastic Year — at Least for Poetry. Vulture
Meghan O'Rourke is a poet, memoirist, former poetry editor for The Paris Review, and the incoming editor of the Yale Review. Below, she rounds up her favorite ...
Poetry to Tap Into Women’s Spiritual Sides The New York Times
Brief, beautiful poems about human psychology and the natural world.
2019 Annual Poetry and Illustration Contest and Exhibit: My Favorite Rome Sentinel
The exhibit is open to students grades K-12 and adults from the Mid-York Library region (Oneida, Herkimer and Madison counties as well as the Town of Inlet.
For a diverse new generation, poetry is a 'growth industry' Star Tribune
People are clicking on poetry on Twitter. They're listening to poems on podcasts. They're buying poetry collections on Amazon. But on Monday night in St. Paul, ...
Montana's former poet laureate to present afternoon of poetry in Spearfish Black Hills Pioneer
SPEARFISH — As part of the 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17 Geek Speak at Black Hills State University, Tami Haaland, Montana's former poet laureate, will present an ...
Poetry for the Masses Foreign Policy
In the dark times. Will there be singing? There will be singing. Of the dark times. —From Bertolt Brecht's Svendborg Poems, “German War Primer” (1939).
Journeys of Discovery: Poetry focused on California's diverse habitats KCBX
Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California is an anthology of 250 poems about California's ecosystems. Join correspondent Tom Wilmer for a chat with Los Osos.
Rambling Poets find a safe, snug harbor in North Adams Berkshire Eagle
Posted Thursday, January 17, 2019 6:54 am. By Benjamin Cassidy, The Berkshire Eagle. NORTH ADAMS — They came with sonnets, haiku, free verses and ...
The evolution of poetry in the age of the Twitter rant The Globe and Mail
A pair of recent controversial texts, branded as poems by commentators, draw more from the technical constraints of the social media site than from any other ...
Poetry Recommendations To Launch Your New Year NPR
Professional poet Tess Taylor says there's no better way to start the new year than with some poems. AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: To help usher in the new year, ...
12 gifts of poetry for everyone on your list PBS NewsHour
Your foodie friend, your dad, that person you're not quite dating, your new neighbor, your work wife — you may have had a lot of shopping to do this December, ...
The poetry of Wallace Stevens paired with parallel artworks in USJ exhibit - Hartford Courant - Hartford Courant
The poetry of Wallace Stevens paired with parallel artworks in USJ exhibit - Hartford Courant Hartford Courant
An exhibit at University of Saint Joseph pairs poetry by Wallace Stevens with artworks that reflect the tone and theme of the poems.
A journey through life in a collection of poetry Scottish Field
Alexander McCall Smith takes readers on a journey through the Scottish landscape in A Gathering: A Personal Anthology of Scottish Poems. In choosing the ...
Poetry, Language And Class On Tertulia New England Public Radio
Catherine Valdez, Spanish teacher at The Academy at Charlemont , and her students, Lila Goleman, Leni Sperry-Fromm and Isadora Brenizer, visited the ...
'Poetry is the antidote': in fight against Hindu nationalism, India turns to verse The Guardian
Buoyed by social media, Urdu poetry is enjoying new popularity in the face of divisive sectarian politics. Alice McCool and Tamseel Hussain. Fri 11 Jan 2019 ...
Two BCHS students advance to regional poetry competition Spotlight News
BethlehemCSD #BCHS #Poetry #DiegoCagara #SpotlightNews BETHLEHEM — Two Bethlehem Central High School students will represent the district at the ...
Poetry spot: 'Mary' by Charles Brown AZCentral
Poetry spot is part of a collaboration with local poets to bring poetry closer to the center of our everyday lives.
Simon Armitage wins Queen's gold medal for poetry 2018 The Guardian
The Huddersfield poet was praised for spinning 'poems of emotional weight and musical grace from the fabric of our everyday lives' by laureate Carol Ann Duffy.
These new voices in poetry should make us sit up and listen The Washington Post
The edgy, surprising poems in Kristen Tracy's “Half-Hazard” (Graywolf), winner of the Emily Dickinson First Book Award, are as readable as good fiction. Tracy ...
Lompoc Public Library host poetry workshop for kids KEYT
The Lompoc Public Library has teamed up with Santa Barbara County's California Poets in the Schools. The Cal Poets organization is hosting a poetry-writing ...
The Sheen Center Presents POETRY IN AMERICA Featuring Mary Chapin Carpenter Broadway World
The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street, at the corner of Elizabeth Street, NYC) brings the'Poetry in America' experience live to the stage of ...
'A star is born': TS Eliot prize goes to Hannah Sullivan's debut The Guardian
Poet Hannah Sullivan has won the prestigious and lucrative TS Eliot prize for her first collection Three Poems – just the third debut to land the award in its ...
Somalia: Poet arrested after poetry reading Freemuse
The government of Somaliland arrested British-Somalilander poet Abdirahman Abees on 12 January 2019, the day after he recited poems about “police brutality ...
Platform Presents New Playwright's Prize & Poetry Gala In London Forbes
Actress and model Gala Gordon on her non-profit company, Platform Presents.
CT Poets' Corner: Jim Finnegan’s poems explore our transitory existence - Hartford Courant - Hartford Courant
CT Poets' Corner: Jim Finnegan’s poems explore our transitory existence - Hartford Courant Hartford Courant
Like Hartford's renowned poet Wallace Stevens, poet Jim Finnegan of West Hartford works in insurance.In his poetry, Finnegan looks at our transitory existence ...
From the aisles of the bookstore, a poet emerges The Daily Planet
She's best known as the bookstore gal, as one-half of the team at Between the Covers that stocks the shelves, brings authors to Telluride and always has a ...
Bucks County Community College holding poetry contest The Intelligencer
Any student in grades 9-12 who lives in Bucks County or attends a Bucks County High School is eligible to enter.
Poetry spot: 'Ankle Specialist' by Devin Kate Pope AZCentral
Poetry spot is part of a collaboration with local poets to bring poetry closer to the center of our everyday lives.
Be heard: Youth poetry slam competition is Jan. 18 Southernminn.com
The first preliminary round of the 2019 Be Heard MN Youth Poetry Slam series will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18 in the Northfield High School auditorium.
Biblio File: Chico poet connects nature to humanity Chico Enterprise-Record
Chico poet George Keithley has released a marvelous volume entitled “Life And The Fields: New And Selected Poems” ($24 in paperback from Turning Point, ...
Garfunkel to share poetry and music in Augusta The Augusta Chronicle
Art Garfunkel will share from the heart at his Jan. 16 concert at the Miller Theater.“I've walked across the country, and I've walked across Europe with notebooks ...
Earning a living as a poet? You know it. The Boston Globe
Lexington's Regie Gibson says he enjoys 'breaking stereotypes'
'Kindness' was most popular poem on top poetry database in 2018 | TheHill The Hill
A poem called “Kindness” was the most popular work on top poetry website poets.org in 2018.
Poetry Audiobooks DO Exist — And You Can Listen These 6 Right Now Bustle
Whether it's fiction or nonfiction, there's a general assumption that most audiobooks are written in prose. But you might not have realized that there are some ...
Obituary: Lynne Gawlas / A humble princess of poetry Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
My mom was raised that you didn't boast. None of her poetry or publications were framed. They were folded up and put into a box.”
Poetry for uncertain times: the 2019 TS Eliot Prize shortlist reviewed Telegraph.co.uk
If the 10 writers up for the UK's richest poetry prize have anything in common, it's that they're worried.
Book explores how poetry scratches at the door of transcendence National Catholic Reporter
Christian Wiman is renowned as a gifted poet and prized as the author of the important memoir My Bright Abyss, in which he interspersed the story of his ...
On Poetry: A wish for New Year: Less fear, more safety Traverse City Record Eagle
I think no one feels safe these days. Even if we're among the minority blessed with health and financial security, there is the larger world: precarious, dangerous, ...
Art project pipes in poetry for pedestrians The Villager
BY TEQUILA MINSKY | What looks like a yellow submarine periscope peeping out at the Ruth E. Wittenberg Triangle at Sixth Ave. and Eighth St. is, in fact, the ...
Bigg Boss star Priya Malik pens powerful poetry slamming Hardik Pandya for Koffee With Karan disaster. Watch video - India Today
Bigg Boss star Priya Malik pens powerful poetry slamming Hardik Pandya for Koffee With Karan disaster. Watch video India Today
Ex-Bigg Boss contestant Priya Malik calls out Hardik Pandya for his rampant misogyny and careless sexism.
Poetry Slam: Samuel L. Jackson And Jimmy Fallon Go Rhyme Time On The Wall, The Weather And More - HuffPost
Poetry Slam: Samuel L. Jackson And Jimmy Fallon Go Rhyme Time On The Wall, The Weather And More HuffPost
“Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon and actor Samuel L. Jackson teamed up on Monday to update the audience about current events with a poetry slam.
Poetry contest deadline set for February | Latitude 65 Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS — The Fairbanks Arts Association is accepting entries for its 24th Statewide Poetry Contest.
Submissions accepted to the 2019 NC State Poetry Contest Mountain Xpress
The annual NC State Poetry Contest is a free literary competition open to all North Carolina residents, including out-of-state and international students who are ...
How One WNBA Player Found Her Purpose In Poetry WBUR
Imani McGee-Stafford is a center for the WNBA's Atlanta Dream. She says poetry helped save her life.
RJRGLEANER Honour Awards | For Arts & Culture (Special Award): Lorna Goodison - Telling Jamaica's story through poetry - Jamaica Gleaner
RJRGLEANER Honour Awards | For Arts & Culture (Special Award): Lorna Goodison - Telling Jamaica's story through poetry Jamaica Gleaner
She is now one of the greatest! Accomplished author and Jamaica's first female Poet Laureate, Lorna Goodison, is considered one of the best Caribbean poets ...
Harborside sixth-graders prepare poetry to raise awareness, funds for water issues Kenosha News
Sixth-graders at Harborside Academy who have been studying the world's ancient rivers during the first semester of the school year will be doing poetry reading ...
The Poet Of Minnesota, Vietnam And Mythical Men NPR
Robert Bly is probably best known for his controversial nonfiction book Iron John. But as a poet, he's conjured deeply resonant imagery of nature and war for 60 ...
Poetry across the linguistic divide The Irish Times
New work in Irish from Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Amanda Bell and Doireann Ní Ghríofa.
Bryce Woodason mixes his faith into his spoken work poetry Midland Reporter-Telegram
Today's career as a spoken-word artist with two albums under his belt is a fortuitous one for Bryce Woodason. The 23-year-old who had a passion for writing ...
How do you define authenticity? A poetry collection explores a modern problem. - The Washington Post
How do you define authenticity? A poetry collection explores a modern problem. The Washington Post
A variety of voices in “The Best American Poetry 2018” look at similar themes.
Performances, poetry slam, teen summit highlight Peabody's MLK celebration Yale News
The 23rd annual celebration will take place on Sunday and Monday, Jan. 20 and 21. Sunday's program runs from noon to 4 p.m.; Monday's from 10 a.m. to 4 ...
Paris, Mumbai explored in conversations through poetry, illustrations and rail networks Firstpost
The latest book 'Over and Underground in Paris & Mumbai' presents a garland of personal insights of poets Sampurna Chattarji and Kavitha Nair along with ...
Poetry: After Watching “Surviving R. Kelly” BuzzFeed News
"People want me to believe / there's a difference when the result / is the same, same, same."
Scientific sonnets: Duke team wins competition for poetry-generating algorithm Duke Chronicle
Computer science and poetry may be considered very different fields, but four Duke undergraduates have found a way to combine them. In October, the Duke ...
PhD student Emily Jungmin Yoon releases debut poetry collection UChicago News
University of Chicago PhD student Emily Jungmin Yoon's first poetry collection, A Cruelty Special to Our Species, focuses on the plight of Korean comfort ...
The Poetry of Eileen Myles's Intimate, Imperfect Instagram Photos Hyperallergic
Myles's photographs don't feel precious at all, though there is something relentlessly intimate in their flat-footed irreverence. Alex JenJanuary 8, 2019 · Facebook ...
Remembering Henry Morgenthau III, Whose Poetry Debut Came At Age 99 NPR
We remember Henry Morgenthau III, who published poetry late in life. He died in July at age 101. DEBBIE ELLIOTT, HOST: As this year draws to a close, we ...
Spokane Poet Laureate Mark Anderson, Spokane Arts launch Poetry at the Podium - The Spokesman-Review
Spokane Poet Laureate Mark Anderson, Spokane Arts launch Poetry at the Podium The Spokesman-Review
It's not unusual to hear poetry in bookstores, coffee shops and even bars, but thanks to an initiative from Spokane Poet Laureate Mark Anderson and Spokane ...
Channel your emotions through self-expression, says young Saudi poet Arabnews
RIYADH: In the newly burgeoning art scene of Saudi Arabia, Nora Alfard has found a home. Debuting her first book of poetry at a launch party in Riyadh on ...
Mills puts poetry back in the inaugural mix Press Herald
Janet Mills is a published poet and a vocal advocate for Maine's literary community, so it's not surprising that the state's next governor is returning poetry to a ...
NJSO's annual Winter Festival showcases music inspired by poetry NJ.com
The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra's annual Winter Festival takes place over three weekends in January with a guest performer appearing each weekend.
Poetry slam founder to perform at Region Ale in Schererville nwitimes.com
Poetry slam founder Marc Kelly Smith, who goes by the nickname Slam Papi and presided over years of spoken word poetry performances at the Green Mill in ...
The Tale of Mabel, Millicent, and the Poet Tufts Now
If you've ever enjoyed a poem by Emily Dickinson, you can thank Mabel Loomis Todd. Without her efforts, Dickinson's poems may never have been published at ...
Mike McNeill's Diary for Thursday, January 17, 2019: Four poets Magnoliareporter
While dining out on Wednesday, we ran into the four guest poets -- Amoja Sumler, Amin "Drew" Law, Pages Matam and Lauren Bullock -- who are working with ...
Jaki Shelton Green, North Carolina's ninth poet laureate News & Observer
Poet Jaki Shelton Green has won major awards, including the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame. But this year brought the biggest prize, selection as North ...
Winona's Schild launches latest book of poetry Winona Post
Award-winning poet Steve Schild, who is probably best known as a member of the Winona School Board, has officially launched his latest collection from ...
Poetry spot: 'An Unconscious Redirection Of Feeling About Not Having Babies With You Set In A Disney Big Top Circus' by Raquel Gutiérrez - AZCentral
Poetry spot: 'An Unconscious Redirection Of Feeling About Not Having Babies With You Set In A Disney Big Top Circus' by Raquel Gutiérrez AZCentral
Poetry spot is part of a collaboration with local poets to bring poetry closer to the center of our everyday lives.
A New Anthology Amplifies the Voices of Queer Poets of Color Hyperallergic
Nepantla: An Anthology Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color features works by literary legends like Audre Lorde and James Baldwin alongside contemporaries ...
Poetry & story — January 21, 2019 The Presbyterian Outlook
God speaks not only through the words of preaching and teaching, but also through fiction and poetry. The Outlook received many ideas and submissions for ...
Daly Elementary School hosts poetry jam Ravalli Republic
The Daly Elementary fourth-grade classes and some of their family members joined Daly faculty, staff and guest poet Dominic Farrenkopf in the Daly Den for the ...
Spoken word poets and rappers inject new energy into an Irish tradition The Guardian
Young performers are electrifying audiences in Ireland and beyond.
Poet of nightmarish reality The Hindu
Soumitra Mohan's poetry offers *fresh* imagery as it brutally exposes contemporary political and social milieu.
Nuggets' Nikola Jokic on season-high 39 points: 'Poetry in motion' Longmont Times-Call
DENVER — The Nuggets have won five in a row overall and 10 in a row at the Pepsi Center, but Nikola Jokic is working on a different, more poetic streak.
Poetry aiding mental health Otago Daily Times
Terry Lynch has been writing poetry for 35 years and said using words as an ''expression'' during his own mental health battles had helped him in tough times.
Author Nash uses poetry and rhymes to entertain SoMdNews.com
The Maryland Writers' Association this year is celebrating its 30th anniversary with the Writers' Round Table Program to encourage writers, poets, playwrights ...
David Shove, poet and curator of Minneapolis reading series, dies at 81 Star Tribune
The curator of the Midstream Reading Series died of a heart attack on Dec. 31, shortly after moving into a senior living community.
Milwaukee's Margaret Rozga named Wisconsin poet laureate Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Well-known Milwaukee poet and activist Margaret Rozga is Wisconsin's new poet laureate.
Luke Cissel wants to give kids a listening ear, and a little free expression - Colorado Springs Independent
Luke Cissel wants to give kids a listening ear, and a little free expression Colorado Springs Independent
Local poet Luke Cissel never enjoyed English classes when he was a teenager. Traditional writing required too much structure, he says, and he found it...
Richard Mann's Meydan preview & tips including Poetic Charm for Charlie Appleby Sportinglife.com
Richard Mann previews week three of the Dubai Carnival at Meydan with the Group 2 Fillies and Mares Cape Verdi the feature race on another cracking card.
Colorado Has A New 'Poet Lariat' Who Can Wrangle Words As Well As Cattle Colorado Public Radio
Terry Nash is an award-winning cowboy poet who draws from his own experience as a rancher on the Western Slope.
Poetry in motion The Daily News of Newburyport
AMESBURY — Pam Fenner has had a long, ongoing relationship with a man she never met — and so has much of the city. The individual in question is John ...
Wallace State's Learning Communities welcomes poet Kate Daniels to campus Jan. 24 CullmanSense
Kate Daniels HANCEVILLE – Wallace State's Learning Communities welcomes poet Kate Daniels to campus on Thursday, Jan. 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. ...
American Life in Poetry: ‘Growing Apples’ The Spokesman-Review
Nancy Miller Gomez lives in California and directs writing workshops for incarcerated men and women. This poem gives us a glimpse of innocent delight inside ...
American Life in Poetry: ‘Exit Glacier’ by Peggy Shumaker The Spokesman-Review
The glaciers that flattened my part of the world made their exit eons ago, but in Alaska, where Peggy Shumaker lives and writes, they're just now beginning to ...
New Print Journal Lyrics As Poetry Spotlights Songwriters American Songwriter
Lyrics As Poetry is a new print journal with a simple, novel way to consider and celebrate quality songwriting: by showcasing the full lyrics of worthy songs ...
U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith on Writing, Poetry As Social Activism, & "The Slowdown" - New Hampshire Public Radio
U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith on Writing, Poetry As Social Activism, & "The Slowdown" New Hampshire Public Radio
U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith was awarded the Hall-Kenyon Prize in American Poetry at the Currier Museum in Manchester on Wednesday, December 12.
A Poet Invents Her Voice Hyperallergic
Ursula Andkjær Olsen's Third-Millennium Heart is a beautiful monster of a book coming at you straight, with no padding of preface or foreword to warn you what ...
TS Eliot Prize: Read extracts from the 10 poets shortlisted for leading poetry prize - Evening Standard
TS Eliot Prize: Read extracts from the 10 poets shortlisted for leading poetry prize Evening Standard
If you're heading into 2019 trying to embrace curiosity and harness creativity, you can't go wrong with a bit of poetry. This Sunday, the ten poets shortlisted for the ...
Franny Choi, Poet - Brief but Spectacular PBS NewsHour
What's the value of asking questions to which we don't know the answer? Poet Franny Choi's "Introduction to Quantum Theory" does just that, and she calls it ...
Mechanical Poetry - Part Three
Have you ever read the lyrics of a Simon and Garfunkle song? Pure poetry. Want to write poems like that? Start repetition them.
For My Mother
I cannot bear to think of when you will be gone.I do not understand how I will get along.
Uamaks Water [suspense: now in Spanish and English]
Delicately, my mind was selecting a quiet tune, out of the dead dark empty space surrounding me?I saw a shape on a rock, not sure who it was; I had a sensitivity though, a affection call it, or second-sight; I've heard that before, not sure if I want to put a lot of authority into it, but so be it, the sensitivity and lack of feeling was there. I didn't' sense any likelihood in the moment, in the moonlit figure, session on the rocks, lurking, looking out into the deep.
I Saw the Universe
I can see the azure blue of the skiesOr the navy of the nightI can see the stars wink, the grin of the moonDuring the changes of it's monthly face**I am in awe**I see the sun on it's once a year trekAlternately initiation the life in the earthAnd then loss away to allow it to sleepUntil the next spring**I am told the Universe is "out there"Beyond those stars, moon and sun,Yet the power of what I can seeIs a fathoming afar my comprehension**I am in awe**"Out there" no time, no seasons passNo sense of age, hatred or loss existOnly the infinity0f the Universe**What IS "out there"?What IS the Universe that has no end?What IS the power that creates all this?I want to see it too**And then I remember..
Four Poems: Collect of Beside yourself Domestic animals [Katrinas Pathway]
Four Poems: Katrina's PathwayHarvest of Angry Horses ((Dedicated to: Katrina)) crisis)It has happened before: Nearby and afar, Where the four-horses of Apocalypse With their angry nostrils Breathed in the fury of the winds Only to vomit out, disaster; - Then galloped away, Against pale faces!..
Shakespeares Limerick XVIII, Shall I Balance Thee to a Summers Day?
Shakespeare's sonnets command time and energy to appreciate. Agreement the copious meanings of the lines, the crisply made references, the brilliancy of the images, and the density of the sound, rhythm and build up of the verse burden consideration and experience.
Breathing-in, Minnesota [a poem: now in Spanish and English]
In early fall, in Minnesota, the rain falls, falls, In buckets, buckets and more buckets-: drops Likened to music from its many streams-land Of ten-thousand lakes; moistened gravel, gravel Everywhere?Grandpa sits on the porch-daydreaming of, of Something, perchance coldness about the corner-; As the flies disappear, with the mosquitoes? Leaves will soon vanish, gloom will come earlyMaybe he's idea about summer: miles and miles And miles and miles of cornfields; his childhood now Long gone, he hums a hymn, a song; looking at the Metal-piped fence, he made, with three poles, on the Embankment, most important up the steps to the porch; It's worn-out like him.The winds in Minnesota smell fresh, fresh from all The foliage, there's a lot of it.
Why I enjoy Writing?
During interviews and broad-spectrum conversations with the public,one of the most challenging 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 condense my reaction to three items.
The Gaul of La Laguna de Paca
Part OneI tell you a legend of long ago Of the at the bottom of the sea city of La Laguna de Paca, (Where I had met a enduring ghost) Within this area of Huancayo--Peru; Truth lies, but only the soul knows.Part TwoSo the legend goes, of long ago: During the rising of the full moon The Mermaid of La Laguna de Paca, appears And to the adjoining towns folks, she echoes.
Here And There
My eyes opened. I am still alive; Living on earth earth.
Live For Today...
Isn't that what they say?But what does that mean?There's no clearness that mayanswer that question..
Three Sweet Poems, and Two Not So Sweet [now in: SPANISH and English]
1) End PoemWherever you are today- Is where you were meant to be; It's where God, dotted the 'i' and the 't'?!2) God's AngelsGod asked his angels: "Why do you look so sad?" Responded one angel: "Sir, we can't find the shade."3) An Empty SpaceOut of wisdom one will wait, travel far for love; the thirst will not kill them.
The Botch of Lima and Path to Mantaro Valley (Two Poems)
Footprints to Mantaro Valley (Peru; in English and Spanish)In what draw back art hid?-Where lessening mountains groan In shadow and amongThe white water of the Rio? Is not your name Mantaro Valley?Beyond the road of the Andes--?I can hear your voice in echoesI can hear thy voice, exquisitely low. I do but know thy by a glanceAs the clouds above me know? .
Rhymes of an Artillery Man [Vietnam War: 1971]
Rhymes of an Armaments Man [Vietnam War: 1971]An eleven part poem By Dennis L. SilukI had went to Vietnam at the age of 23 , and it was most interesting, there were 205,000 troops there when I arrived.
How wonderfully sweet to be a dweller dwelling on the road of goodbye. Bittersweet tears fall as I think of all the seats I'll never see, all the faces I'll never know, all the joys I'll never share, as I head for the unknown.
You cannot make a big cheese love you. All you can do is be a big cheese who can be loved.
Testimony to the Night [In English and Spanish]
In the quiet of the cold night- In its deep northern skies, Dim are the lights, in its coldEvening frost?! Even the stars of the arctic Seem like a ghost stone frozen!Here, here is where you find Peace and the beast within-! Remote, no ears or wordsTo disorder the mind To establish the throat; Here, here is where you die?(for a moment).Here, the sky has eternal eyes Eyes with cosmic tides Tides that never rest: they warWith the Universe- Likened to a dark deep abyss; Endless and never resting?Here my eyes seek and search In countless hours, ebbing and Sweeping the heavens aboveNumbing, changeless- Are the cosmos, the heavens? Here resides a curious peace?Here, resides a alien peace With an army of stars to defeat Shinning, without a sound in the darkThe ebbing, eldritch dark; Time has no importance here, Here, resides a strange, peace?Cold and oddly numb are my feet, As I look up, upon the many bridges One star bridging the next-as if,If Kings and Queens were Guarding them-the Hosts- O-Yes! A strange, bizarre peace?Ah! Praise, praise be to thee, to thee Flaming, burning firmaments-ye, Ye, hark back me not, of the wars I left,Of the foes, divine immortals?The enemies that never rest Ah! Praise, praise be to thee, to theeI hear music, harmony from afar (there) There are storms concealed in a storehouse, For tomorrow-war beyond, beyondOrion's dust?perpetual dust; There, there the sun is dim to bleak.
It Was Not Me
It was not me as I am now. It was not me as I was then.
The Valley Of Pain
We were exiled from the Backyard of Eden. Its sinless wonders nevermore to regain.
Daybreak at Pikes Creek [a Poem]
Daybreak at Pikes Creek [Summer of 2005]Daybreak by Lake Superior Rising out of the woods like: A swamp mist I'm behind you for breakfast(at the B&B) I pace the grounds The scent of green shrubbery: Trees, flora, flowers-rain Intoxicates me- Branches like big brown arms Descend? The embankment, to the right Blue eyed, like mine-reflect From the creek beneath me (my wife says 'be careful' she went to get the camera) The greens and blues touch My face and blue jeans- Reflections mirrored like Musical notes of a symphony (I'll see them later in pictures) For now, it's daybreak In Minnesota.#813 8/26/2005Note: the author, Dennis Siluk, took his wife Rosa [me: on my birthday] to Lake Superior, this summer, and I recognized the chief lake in the world.
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