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.
Students share poetry works at assembly - Shelby County Reporter Shelby County Reporter
By SASHA JOHNS / Community Columnist. Columbiana Middle School, in conjunction with the Alabama Writers Forum and the Shelby Art's Council, presented ...
AUDIO: "The Spiral Labyrinth," a Poetry-Sound Collaboration Orion Magazine
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Yemeni poetry thrives despite trauma of civil war The Guardian
Poets explore how the artform can unite people on different sides of conflict.
Looking into the Glass Room Poets : Arts Smile Politely - Champaign-Urbana's Online Magazine
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Poetry spot: 'Molcajete' by Annaleez Fishkind AZCentral
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Raymond Antrobus becomes first poet to win Rathbones Folio prize The Guardian
The Perseverance, using the writer's experience of deafness to explore human communication, was praised by judges as 'exceptionally brave and kind'
Simon Armitage Is U.K.’s New Poet Laureate The New York Times
The role was previously declined by another distinguished poet, Imtiaz Dharker, who would have been the first person of color to hold it.
Poet Gregory Orr Has Been Teaching 'How to Save Your Life' for Four Decades UVA Today
This moment represents a true sea change for our Creative Writing Program,” one of retiring English professor Gregory Orr's students said recently. “Greg is the ...
James Matthew Wilson on What Poetry Is, and Isn’t National Review
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Young poets honored for work | Local News Brunswick News
Poetry” often conjures up the image of quills and ink, tools of an antiquated art. But nothing could be further from the truth.
Who needs poetry? We all do – and we need it now The Guardian
In an age in which we flee from ambiguity and complexity, poetry gives us permission to wonder.
Poetry from Independent Voices JSTOR Daily
Reveal Digital's open access "Independent Voices" collection includes many digitized literary magazines. Those interested in poetry should take note.
A Bouquet Of Poets For National Poetry Month NPR
Looks like this year, April showers brought April flowers. As in, a bouquet of outstanding poets. So stop and smell the roses, my friends.
Poet looks to past for future inspiration The Riverdale Press
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KFAC to host poetry workshop Morehead State University News
The Kentucky Folk Art Center will host the “Getting Started with Poetry” workshop, Saturday, May 25 from 1 to 3 p.m..
13 Poets Laureate Receive Fellowships for Civic Projects The New York Times
The poets, from 10 different states, will receive a combined $1 million to establish projects like writing workshops and readings in their communities.
These Poets Are Dedicated to Elevating and Preserving the Artform The Root
Editor's note: This week, for National Poetry Month, we're featuring 37 up-and-coming black poets who we expect do amazing work over the next decade.
In ‘Swift,’ David Baker’s Poetry Stitches the Fractured World Into Art The New York Times
For almost 40 years, in the extreme suburbs and the diminishing countryside, Baker has worked to see and describe things as though for the first time.
OpenAI’s new language AI is available to try yourself Vox.com
An Elon-Musk-founded AI research lab just unveiled GPT-2, a pretty decent text generator.
The Bookey Readings poetry series event set for May 17 Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
As part of The Harlow's ongoing poetry series, The Bookey Readings at The Harlow, poets Jane Brox and Betsy Scholl will share their spoken word in an art ...
Google's poetry algorithm automates teen angst Engadget
Roses are red, violets are blue, poetry is hard, but now a machine will do it for you. From today, you can use Google's AI to create a unique "poem portrait," an ...
Poetry Out Loud 2019: High School Students Compete For Cash NPR
On Wednesday evening, nine high school students will compete for the title of national champion of Poetry Out Loud, a kind of annual spelling bee for poetry.
Southern California poets find eager audiences at Claremont readings Press-Enterprise
To hear the diverse voices of Southern California's poets and beyond, head to Claremont, a town that values poetry. Every April since the early 1990s, ...
Poetry Month: Hanif Abdurraqib, Yanyi And Franny Choi NPR
April is the most poetic month, and we're celebrating by asking poets Hanif Abdurraqib, Yanyi, and Franny Choi to talk about what inspires them to write, and ...
Stockton's All-City Poetry Slam begins Tuesday - News - recordnet.com - Stockton, CA - Stockton Record
Stockton's All-City Poetry Slam begins Tuesday - News - recordnet.com - Stockton, CA Stockton Record
Stockton's All-City Poetry Slam begins today at 5 p.m. in the Stewart Hazelton Room at the Cesar Chavez Library, 605 N. El Dorado St. Organized by With Our ...
Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry, No. 9 Cleveland Scene
This is the ninth column in a monthly series by Dave Lucas, the Poet Laureate of the State of Ohio. You can read his previous...
‘Attention Is the Beginning of Devotion’ The Atlantic
The late poet Mary Oliver warned against looking without noticing. In an age of distraction, her work is more urgent than ever.
#NPRPoetry Month: Poet Danez Smith NPR
NPR's Michel Martin talks Twitter poetry with Danez Smith, co-host of The Poetry Foundation's VS podcast.
Poetry And Science, Under The Same Roof Science Friday
A wordsmith and an astrophysicist on why scientists have long been drawn to creative takes on science—and why creativity is central to scientific thought.
Four New Poetry Collections Confront Despair With Wonder The New York Times
In “Doomstead Days,” Brian Teare tracks climate change on his walks. In “Sight Lines,” Arthur Sze balances firing squads and rowboats. In “Brute,” Emily Skaja ...
Les Murray, poet and 'gentle titan of Australian letters', dies aged 80 The Guardian
Australia's most renowned contemporary poet published close to 30 volumes of work.
'Through poetry, I show there is more to my city than murder and trafficking' - Positive News - Positive.News
'Through poetry, I show there is more to my city than murder and trafficking' - Positive News Positive.News
A group of friends from Salvador in north-east Brazil are using spoken word to transform the way people see their city. From creating a cultural space in their ...
Arundhati Subramaniam’s book of poems offers up a world viewed with quiet wisdom and fresh insight - Scroll.in
Arundhati Subramaniam’s book of poems offers up a world viewed with quiet wisdom and fresh insight Scroll.in
Thus begins Arundhathi Subramaniam's new book of poetry, Love Without a Story. I was immediately hooked. The book's title may suggest a large, universal, ...
Slam Poet Navigates Life, Gender & Identity In A One-Person Theatre Perfomance - KLCC FM Public Radio
Slam Poet Navigates Life, Gender & Identity In A One-Person Theatre Perfomance KLCC FM Public Radio
A New York-based slam poet is coming to Lane Community College in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The award-winning performer Kit ...
Cal Poly English Major Wins Academy of American Poets Prize | Cal Poly News - Cal Poly State University
Cal Poly English Major Wins Academy of American Poets Prize | Cal Poly News Cal Poly State University
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — English major Katherine Flitsch of San Luis Obispo, California, recently won Cal Poly's Academy of American Poets Contest for her ...
How Latin American Artists Have Used Language to Political and Poetic Effects Hyperallergic
The artworks in Words/Matter suggest that language is not simply ethereal and cerebral, but infinitely malleable, corporeal, and tactile. Annelyse GelmanMay 21, ...
Les Murray: 'Subhuman redneck' and great Australian poet BBC News
Les Murray called himself a "subhuman redneck", but the Australian poet and writer was also "the patron saint of misfits" who sang the nation's landscape, ...
Can Poetry Move Readers to Take Climate Action? Pacific Standard
A new anthology urges us to look at the Earth with renewed wonder—and then to take action in its defense.
Game of Thrones s08e06: Khaleesi, Sansa, Jon Snow in Urdu Quartz
HBO's wildly popular epic fantasy show Game of Thrones (GoT) has found fans across the over 170 countries where it airs. In many of these places, the show is ...
‘Make No Apologies for Yourself’ The New York Times
Are we writing for other disabled people, for the nondisabled, or for everyone? The work of these poets speaks for itself.
The poetic in Anne Carson's Autobiography of Red Oxonian Review
Despite critics and booksellers regularly classifying her as a poet, Anne Carson rejects the term. “I don't think I've ever thought of myself as doing poetry, frankly.
Stockton's All-City Poetry Slam begins today - News - recordnet.com - Stockton, CA - Stockton Record
Stockton's All-City Poetry Slam begins today - News - recordnet.com - Stockton, CA Stockton Record
STOCKTON — Stockton's All-City Poetry Slam returns after a one-year hiatus, beginning today at 5 p.m. in the Stewart Hazelton Room at the Cesar Chavez ...
No rhyme or reason for age limit on Oxford poetry professorship The Guardian
Letters: Oxford university's search for a new poetry professor smacks of youthism, says Michael Horovitz, while Christine Elliott reflects on the hunt for the next ...
Canadian poet Nancy Mattson will visit Chichester poetry group Mid Sussex Times
Canadian poet Nancy Mattson will be heading the bill at Open Mic Poetry at Chichester's New Park Centre on Wednesday, May 29.
How the Chemical Brothers turned answering-machine poetry into dance-floor epics - Los Angeles Times
How the Chemical Brothers turned answering-machine poetry into dance-floor epics Los Angeles Times
The first sample that the Chemical Brothers locked down when building their new record, “No Geography,” made its way into the present from the far end of a ...
Hunt for next poet laureate still on as Imtiaz Dharker says no to job The Guardian
Pakistani-born British poet declines 'huge honour' as speculation switches to remaining contenders to succeed Carol Ann Duffy.
Australia's Poet | Kevin Hart First Things
The Australian poet Les A. Murray (1938–2019) was born in Nabiac on the north coast of New South Wales. He deeply loved this part of the country all his life, ...
Where Poetry Fights for Justice, Flowers Bloom Monica Uszerowicz 05.17.2019 Cultured Magazine
Watch an exclusive video of the opening night for 'Where the Land is Free,' an exhibition presented by VOICES: Poetry for the People on view at Bakehouse Art ...
Nanaimo poet Rebecca Garber launches her second book of poetry BCLocalNews
Book launch for 'Becoming a Poet' takes place at Hope Lutheran Church.
Muni Poetry - Elegy for O'Shaughnessy thebaycitybeacon.com
This article is part of a poetry series dedicated to every Muni route in San Francisco. You can find the poet, Mc "Mack" Allen, on twitter at @that_mc. Elegy for O' ...
Poetry Is Living Its Best Life Online TheTyee.ca
On Instagram, the form pares down words and ups the impact, riding a surge of new interest.
Stand Out – Poetry Positively Naperville
When most people think of poetry, they think of a poem written hundreds of years ago in language that is confusing to the modern reader. However, modern ...
Senior college students publish first poetry book Lewiston Sun Journal
LEWISTON — The USM Lewiston Auburn Senior College students had their first poetry book, “Wit, Wisdom and Whimsy,” published recently. Another book will ...
'Simon Armitage knows where the heffalump traps are': Andrew Motion on how to be poet laureate - The Guardian
'Simon Armitage knows where the heffalump traps are': Andrew Motion on how to be poet laureate The Guardian
The former laureate praises the appointment of Armitage, who will make the most of a role that has become less about 'royal stuff' and more about the poetry of ...
Saudi Poetry Retired to Old Friends BloodHorse.com
Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Center near Georgetown, Ky., is happy to announce May 16 that grade 2 winner Saudi Poetry has been pensioned at ...
Les Murray, Dissident Poet | David Mason First Things
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These Queer Poets Expand on Black Life Through Their Work The Root
Editor's note: For National Poetry Month, we're featuring 37 up-and-coming black poets this week who we expect to do amazing work over the next decade.
Northfield, Minn., high school student wins national poetry competition Star Tribune
Every year for four years, Northfield, Minn., student Isabella Callery has entered the Poetry Out Loud competition. And every year for three years she got as far as ...
Poetry winners offer insights on love, loss and joy The Recorder
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Game Faces: C-NS track star Jeremiah Willis is poetry in motion (video) syracuse.com
Brent Axe profiles Cicero-North Syracuse track star Jeremiah Willis on the latest episode of 'Game Faces.'
Poetry Out Loud Winner: Isabella Callery NPR
The National Champion of this year's Poetry Out Loud competition was announced Wednesday. Isabella Callery recites "Thoughtless Cruelty" by Charles Lamb.
How Poetry Helps Me Face an Invisible Illness Sojourners
I wrote the poem “I don't want to be in my body no more” for myself. I needed to come to terms with what my body is experiencing. If I'm being honest, I still ...
Poet laureate Claudia Castro Luna wins $100,000 to bring poetry to the Columbia River - The Spokesman-Review
Poet laureate Claudia Castro Luna wins $100,000 to bring poetry to the Columbia River The Spokesman-Review
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Poetry spot: 'El Día de la Virgen' by Jacqueline Aguilar AZCentral
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Promoting poetry Brookings Register
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Is Yoko Ono Underappreciated as a Poet? Chicagomag.com
In Yoko Ono: Poetry, Painting, Music, Objects, Events, and Wish Trees (May 10 to August 22), the Poetry Foundation spotlights Grapefruit, a lyrical book of life ...
Rocks, tarantulas and the subtle poetry of a walk along the San Andreas fault Los Angeles Times
Several years ago, while living on the East Coast, I felt burnt out by work and, for no particular reason, decided to fly west to California to follow the route of the ...
Day Jobs: Arresting poetry PRI
A Baltimore police officer turns to poetry to understand his experiences on the job.
‘How to Love a Country’ and other best poetry collections to read this month The Washington Post
Richard Blanco, who read at President Obama's second inauguration, wrestles with the contradictions of American history in his latest book of poems, “How to ...
'They deserve to be heard’: Poetry project gives a voice to English language learners - Hawaii News Now
'They deserve to be heard’: Poetry project gives a voice to English language learners Hawaii News Now
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'Don't Be Late for Poetry': Grim Jackson Afro American
As young Grim Jackson took to the stage for “Don't Be Late For Poetry” earlier this month at the Arena Players, no one knew what to expect as he began with a ...
The Ground Floor: Poetry In Food Jefferson Public Radio
Don't let the name fool you. Wilderness Poets is not actually about poetry; the Ashland-based company is in the food business. Its nut butters and other.
Denizens: A poet with a passion for preaching on the streets of Butte Montana Standard
Dennis O'Donnell said he found love for God and poetry while spending time in federal prison.
Greg Jackson Reads “Poetry” The New Yorker
Deborah Treisman hosts the author Greg Jackson, who reads his short story “Poetry,” from the April 29, 2019, issue of The New Yorker.
Poet Franny Choi Reads From Her New Book 'Soft Science' NPR
Poet Franny Choi reads a poem from her new book Soft Science and describes how poets of color are supporting each other. AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:.
Origami Doll by Shirley McClure: poetry as life force The Irish Times
I felt her loss keenly while working with her poems. There were so many questions I wanted to ask her.
Just Us: These Black Poets Use the Power of Their Words to Highlight Injustice The Root
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Marilyn Nelson given $100000 award from Poetry Foundation Minneapolis Star Tribune
Marilyn Nelson is receiving a $100,000 lifetime achievement award from the Poetry Foundation, which also is honoring Naomi Shihab Nye and Terrance Hayes.
The PEN Ten: An Interview with Poet Brenda Shaughnessy PEN America
The PEN Ten is PEN America's weekly interview series. This week PEN America's Public Programs Manager Lily Philpott speaks with Brenda Shaughnessy, ...
A visionary poet of the everyday Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Poet Michael Wurster's fourth collection of poems highlights life's ordinary moments with images that are both surreal and sublime.
'Don't Be Late for Poetry': Black Chakra Afro American
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Coffeehouse Poets: Remembrance of tauschia and a tender spring Yakima Herald-Republic
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Naomi Shihab Nye is first Arab American author named Young People's Poet Laureate - Los Angeles Times
Naomi Shihab Nye is first Arab American author named Young People's Poet Laureate Los Angeles Times
Naomi Shihab Nye has become the first Arab American author to be named the Young People's Poet Laureate.
Poetry spot: 'Anak-anakan' by Lian Ammerman AZCentral
Poetry spot is part of a collaboration with local poets to bring poetry closer to the center of our everyday lives.
HCG snaps up nature poetry anthology The Bookseller
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Poetry and cultures of feedback The Irish Times
Sampling huge swathes of text renders This Is No Longer Entertainment a documentary poem.
Pitts: Regional poetry festival set this week for downtown Fayetteville venues - The Fayetteville Observer
Pitts: Regional poetry festival set this week for downtown Fayetteville venues The Fayetteville Observer
Don't tell LeJuane Bowens, more popularly known by his stage name, El'Ja Bowens, that there is no arts scene in Fayetteville. He knows differently. This former ...
'Poetry saved my life': Indiana poets are healing and connecting with their communities - Indianapolis Star
'Poetry saved my life': Indiana poets are healing and connecting with their communities Indianapolis Star
April is National Poetry Month. Poets in Indiana say poetry is vital and can help people change their lives.
OPRF grad is the new U.S. Youth Poet Laureate Wednesday Journal
Sometimes it starts with a title. Or a framework. But no matter how it forms on the page, writing poetry for Kara Jackson is intentional.
'Voices of Poetry’ holds readings in cafes. Now, they read poetry in a Paterson boxing gym - NorthJersey.com
'Voices of Poetry’ holds readings in cafes. Now, they read poetry in a Paterson boxing gym NorthJersey.com
Voices of Poetry typically holds readings in libraries, cafes and bookstores. Now, they held one in a boxing ring.
The Indie Poetry Bestseller List BTW
The American Booksellers Association's specialty bestseller lists provide a current snapshot of what's selling in indie bookstores nationwide.
Lewiston names Joao Victor its first 'Youth Poet Laureate' Lewiston Sun Journal
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On Poetry And Hearing Hartford Courant
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Too Old to Be a Poetry Professor at Oxford Inside Higher Ed
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Asian American Poets Take a Stand | Magazine Harvard Crimson
There is something theatrical about the way people straggle into CGIS South on this ordinary, rainy Monday afternoon. One by one, the drenched attendees ...
Washington poet laureate to use $100000 award to bring poetry to Columbia River The Columbian
Washington poet laureate Claudia Castro Luna, who visited Vancouver earlier this month to give a reading at the downtown community library, has won a ...
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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