Risk - poetry
Do not be frightened to shine. This world needs what you have to give. Open up the areas of your being; expose them to physically - to others. You are valuable. You are unique. You have much to give. Do not be scared to give it.
As we risk ourselves, we grow. Each new come across is a risk: we can try, and maybe fail, and as a result, grow - or hold back and stagnate.
You have the aptitude to be whatever thing you want to be! You are free to choose. You are imperfect only by your fears. Let your dreams take over, fly with the eagles, soar into life, the world is behind you for you!
Copyright 1987 Fran Watson
This poem was chosen to be built-in the Motivational Poems at Words of Wisdom 4U.
For more poetry and stories you can go to Fran's webpage http://www. franwatson. ca
Poetry spot: 'Molcajete' by Annaleez Fishkind AZCentral
Poetry spot is part of a collaboration with local poets to bring poetry closer to the center of our everyday lives.
Poet looks to past for future inspiration The Riverdale Press
Sarah Stern is constantly bringing poetry to the table. It all began when she was about to graduate from middle school. At the time, Stern was required to “bring ...
How the Chemical Brothers turned answering-machine poetry into dance-floor epics Leader-Telegram
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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.
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..
Roosevelt Students Showcase Winning Poetry at BOE Meeting TAPinto.net
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Finding Your Inner Poet The Nerd Daily
Interested in poetry and thinking about writing some of your own poems, but don't know where to begin? We've made a beginners guide to poetry!
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.
James Matthew Wilson on What Poetry Is, and Isn’t National Review
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“Poetry,” by Greg Jackson The New Yorker
Fiction by Greg Jackson: “The volcano was there, and so we had to climb it. That was how things shook out for me.”
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
The poems in 'Love Without A Story' allow us to peep into intimate moments that we were perhaps not supposed to be part of.
Where Poetry Fights for Justice, Flowers Bloom Monica Uszerowicz 05.17.2019 Cultured Magazine
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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...
'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 ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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 spot: 'Turn on Other Lights' by Kelly Nelson AZCentral
Poetry spot is part of a collaboration with local poets to bring poetry closer to the center of our everyday lives.
Inaugural poet Blanco reads at Hutchinson - Belfast - Waldo - Republican Journal - Republican Journal
Inaugural poet Blanco reads at Hutchinson - Belfast - Waldo - Republican Journal Republican Journal
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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.
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.
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 ...
Senior college students publish first poetry book Lewiston Sun Journal
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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 ...
Throwing Weight Into Sound: Kaveh Akbar on Poetry and Power The New Yorker
Kevin Young interviews the poet Kaveh Akbar about politics, poetry, and his poem “The Palace,” which appears on newyorker.com.
#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.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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, ...
Remembering Omar Khayyam: 10 Rubaiyat by the poet on his birth anniversary The Indian Express
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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.
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.
The British Podcast awards - why George the Poet swept the board The Guardian
As its five gold awards testify, the spoken word artist's eight-part podcast is a unique mix of music, drama, news and poetry.
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‘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 ...
Poetry spot: 'El Día de la Virgen' by Jacqueline Aguilar AZCentral
Poetry spot is part of a collaboration with local poets to bring poetry closer to the center of our everyday lives.
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 ...
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.
Cowboy poetry, emancipation and a wolf on tap this weekend | Best Bets Tallahassee.com
Here are a few choices to consider for your weekend plans.
Skinhead laureate: How Philly poets feel betrayed by former revered poet with white nationalist past - Philly.com
Skinhead laureate: How Philly poets feel betrayed by former revered poet with white nationalist past Philly.com
Frank Sherlock, Philadelphia's second poet laureate, was in a white nationalist punk band in 1988.
Les Murray, Dissident Poet | David Mason First Things
Les Murray, who died at age 80 on April 29, has been called Australia's greatest poet, but such an encomium meant little to him. Murray grew up in dire poverty ...
‘I Lost My Body’ Film Review: Bizarre Animated Film Finds Graphic Poetry in a Severed Hand - TheWrap
‘I Lost My Body’ Film Review: Bizarre Animated Film Finds Graphic Poetry in a Severed Hand TheWrap
Cannes 2019: The story of a hand trying to find the body it once belonged to could nudge director Jeremy Clapin toward the top rank of film animators.
Young poets honored at Maija Golden Poetry Rebel awards in Long Hill New Jersey Hills
LONG HILL TWP. - Young poets across all grade levels were recognized for their submissions to the third annual Poetry Rebel Awards hosted by the Maija ...
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.
Andy Kissane's generous poems welcome you in and demand little in return Sydney Morning Herald
POETRY. The Tomb of the Unknown Artist. Andy Kissane. Puncher & Wattmann, $25. Ask someone why they don't read more poetry and they'll probably say the ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
'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 ...
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
Castro Luna's winning proposal is to convene a series of poetry writing workshops and readings along the entire length of the Columbia River, from the point it ...
Poetry Society of Virginia's annual Poetry Festival moves to William and Mary Virginia Gazette
This year's Poetry Society of Virginia's Poetry Festival will be held at the College of William and Mary for the first time.
Too Old to Be a Poetry Professor at Oxford Inside Higher Ed
The University of Oxford introduced a rule in 2017 mandating that all professors retire before their 69th birthday. That rule applies to all fields and would violate ...
FIRST ON FOX | A look at ex-mayor Catherine Pugh's poetry book Fox Baltimore
BALTIMORE (WBFF) - Federal investigators raided former Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh's home and City Hall office more than two weeks ago. But there's ...
Poetry Reading | Other Frederick News Post
By Sarah McCartt-Jackson, artist-in-residence at Catoctin Mountain Park. Author of "Stonelight," which won the Weatherford Prize in poetry and the Airlie Prize; ...
San Antonio–Based Poet Naomi Shihab Nye Named Young People’s Poet Laureate Texas Monthly
“Poetry lives everywhere,” says poet Naomi Shihab Nye, who was named the Young People's Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation today. “Whether it's in a ...
Column: When giving advice to graduates, I turn to poetry Chicago Tribune
May is the month when graduation ceremonies are held at universities across the country. Students who spent the last four years, or maybe more, pursuing a ...
'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
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Farrington High School student Jalen Espejo wrote a poem about leaving the Philippines to live in Hawaii. It's a happy and sad ...
Poetry and cultures of feedback The Irish Times
Sampling huge swathes of text renders This Is No Longer Entertainment a documentary poem.
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.
Award-Winning Poet Mary Mackey Shares Her Inspiration Capital Public Radio News
Sacramento writer Mary Mackey, who was recently awarded the 2019 Eric Hoffer Book Award, discusses the book that earned her the award and the ...
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:.
Just Us: These Black Poets Use the Power of Their Words to Highlight Injustice The Root
Editor's note: This week, for National Poetry Month, we're featuring 37 up-and-coming black poets—including one today who is much more well-known but in a ...
Poet Karla Huston brings 'a sparkling enthusiasm' to arts leadership Appleton Post Crescent
This feature is part of a seven-day series featuring the 2019 honorees of Celebrating Volunteers, a collaborative effort between The Post-Crescent and the ...
On Poetry And Hearing Hartford Courant
Genie Johnson hit the jackpot this year when she was named a Connecticut Student Poet by the Connecticut Poetry Circuit. Johnson is a student at Quinebaug ...
West Haven man named city’s first poet laureate New Haven Register
WEST HAVEN — An acclaimed poet and lifelong Westie who long ago wrote poems about life in Allingtown and memories of Savin Rock, has been named the ...
'Don't Be Late for Poetry': Black Chakra Afro American
Interview by Betty Harvin, Special to the AFRO. Jacob Mayberry, a Baltimore spoken word artist, emcee, National Poetry Slam champion, Texas Grand Slam ...
Japanese Day of Exile remembered in art and poetry Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Mukai Farm & Garden will install “Nisei Trilogy,” a commemorative work of art, at its Day of Exile open house, from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at Mukai Farm ...
'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.
Nazis silenced him, but his poetry lives on in new opera coming to SF - The Jewish News of Northern California
Nazis silenced him, but his poetry lives on in new opera coming to SF The Jewish News of Northern California
The Hungarian poet Miklós Radnóti didn't think of himself as a Jew. He'd changed his family name from Glatter and even converted to Catholicism. But all the ...
Zion Williamson's High School Teacher: 'He's a Hell of a Poet' Sports Illustrated
Williamson developed a love for poetry during a daily creative writing class at Spartanburg Day School.
'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.
Poetry Foundation Names Beloved San Antonio Poet, Author and Educator Naomi Shihab Nye Young People’s Poet Laureate - San Antonio Current
Poetry Foundation Names Beloved San Antonio Poet, Author and Educator Naomi Shihab Nye Young People’s Poet Laureate San Antonio Current
Many Texans — myself included — were fortunate enough to become familiar with esteemed Palestinian-American poet, author and educator Naomi Shihab ...
Young Hamilton poets drop words Louder Than a Bomb CBC.ca
Dennis Scherle came very close to flunking high school before he was introduced to poetry. His Grade 12 philosophy teacher offered him the chance to write a ...
Jamila Woods: Legacy! Legacy! review – poetry in motion The Guardian
She might be an up-and-coming soul singer, but US poet and activist Jamila Woods is a team player. Her second album is also a showcase for other people's ...
Katie Porter receives the gift of poetry for Mother's Day Roll Call
These days, moms are lucky to get a text from their own offspring wishing them a “Happy Mother's Day!” If they're really lucky, they'll get a post on Instagram (that ...
Review: Miho Dohi turns scrap materials into sculptural poetry Los Angeles Times
Small-scale sculptures by Miho Dohi are like handmade driftwood, a kind of cultural debris that has been carefully shaped into poetic forms by unseen forces.
Beyond the Springs: Poetry and food Colorado Springs Gazette
Celebrate the joy of reading and writing at the Literary Arts Festival from Friday through Sunday in Telluride. The event features poetry performances, author ...
CT Poets’ Corner: Jamaican poet Rayon Lennon writes so God can ‘tweak the world’ Hartford Courant
Connecticut Poets' Corner is a monthly feature highlighting the poetry of Connecticut authors. Poets are selected by Ginny Lowe Connors, former poet laureate ...
APRIL YOUTH POETRY FOLIO Hyphen Magazine
This April, in honor of National Poetry Month, the poetry section is featuring the work of 10 extraordinary Asian American high school writers. Their poems ...
Seven Poems for National Poetry Month Orion Magazine
In honor of National Poetry Month (and Earth Day!), I've selected a poetry sampler that captures the range and push into the horizon of what I hope to bring to ...
Maria Carillo sophomore wins top prize in statewide poetry contest Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Zoya Ahmed, a sophomore at Maria Carrillo High, was awarded the top prize for a poem blending sound and spice.
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 ...
It's never too late to start writing poems - The Poetry Programme RTE.ie
In the Poetry Programme on Sunday 19th May at 7:30 pm on RTÉ Radio 1, Ron Carey tells presenter Olivia O'Leary that it's never too late to start writing poetry, ...
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 on a Business Trip’: An offbeat odyssey through Xinjiang with poetry SupChina
For a country that's produced poets with dramatic and colorful lives, there's a disappointing lack of movies about poets and poetry in China. In honor of National ...
Meghan Markle's Mother's Day Photo Has a Deeper Hidden Message in the Caption Oprah Mag
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle celebrated Mother's Day with a sweet photo of baby Archie's feet, but the caption also honored Nayyirah Waheed, a Black ...
Tonight's Better Things is pure poetry The A.V. Club
I couldn't help but notice this house is filled with women.” “Oh, yes, flooding with estrogen. Wall-to-wall vaginas. It's like a matriarchal dystopia.”
Poet explores how climate change affects us Yale Climate Connections
More poets than ever are addressing climate change in their work. Fossils in the Making by Kristin George Bagdanov is one recent collection to take up the ...
€10,000 Moth Poetry Prize winner revealed. Read it here The Irish Times
'Jude Nutter's Dead Drift does so many things only a poem can do'
'Leaves of Grass' marathon planned to celebrate poet Whitman Houston Chronicle
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts is celebrating the upcoming 200th anniversary of poet Walt Whitman's birth with a marathon cover-to-cover reading of his ...
Four Poems: Two for the Devil, Two for Peru
Here is some witty poetry (not sure if that is the appropriate word: witty, but it will do): one poem on the Aztec year 2012, a year that has been in the public's eye quite a lot; one on cloning, and the biblical end time events--which, if I may add seems ripe for the monster actions that are said to take place; and two poems big business with some tradtions of Peru; one imparticular, on vacationing, where not to go; all the makings for some thought.Aztec BabyOn December 25, 2012 AD The Devil had an idea- He'd clone himself In the form of a baby; Called the Antichrist.
Passion and Poetry, and Life
Ironically, the passion that can counteract the nausea for difficulties depends on the crack to overcome these difficulties. The irony resides in the circularity of this assumption - which applies to all areas of activity, counting poetry: One must make the endeavor to overcome difficulties to do accomplishment and feel capable, and one needs this achievement and affection to have a passion for building this effort.
Three Poems and Paradise Lost [One for Hell, One for Heaven one for an Inca King]
The White water of HellHell's furnace- Likened to a chimney Vomits her torrents Of flames- Into the air Through earths crust And the earth's trembles-!Agitated, she projects A thick curtain of smoke To heat the feet of those Who provoke her every wish. Like molten iron She waits for the soul(the moment) Then molds, into her enclosure Human serpents? Out of savage flesh!No storm, no struggle No eruption, no typhoon, Just a terrible phenomenon, Hell is able of producing; And upon death, Back into the Abyss They melt!.
Catherine Daly reviews Antidotes for an Alibi
Amy King Antidotes for an Alibi BlazeVox Books ISBN 0-9759227-5-0 2005These poems read to me like poetry versions of flash fiction. Now, I like flash fiction very much, but I like the more fabulistic kind.
Ceasar Vallejo: Black Roses [In English and Spanish]
Cesar Vallejo: Black RosesBow down your head ol' poet- To face God's grace ahead There are no more trenchesTo dig today? In the afforest of your head,So-: Bow down, bow down,Ol' barbaric poet! Death rides the horse ahead I hear the crackling of a whip See the wild eyes of death.He directive you to his den- The devil and his wind,So-: Bow down, bow down Your blood marked brows He will take you to the edge.
Black Blood, in Jeremiahs Vines - A Poem and an Article
Black Blood, in Jeremiah's Vines [A Dream Poem]And I heard the crackling of wood, and I noticed the Lord God had made men of wood, and fire came from his mouth.Then the wind poured its grief upon us-over our sins; and I heard the words for the seventh time, "Go to the mountains!"Foolish associates of this land pray and understand-for He cometh! Thereof, toss manually to thy knees, for the roar of disobedient men will bleed: black blood, because of the vines of Jeremiah.
I Saw the Universe
I can see the indigo 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 arousing 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 clear of 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..
A World That Doesnt Care
War bombs may explode demolishing man and land. Hurricanes may devastate and leave us completely bare.
The Gaul of La Laguna de Paca
Part OneI tell you a legend of long ago Of the cadaverous city of La Laguna de Paca, (Where I had met a drawn out 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.
So many looked to you for inspiration,Unlikely hero for the wheelchair nation.Proudly you fought and arrogantly you believed,Everyone loved you Christopher Reeve.
You can do and you can be whatever you want. You have the power, and the right, to make the changes.
Two Poems with Triggers [and a commentary]
So Many Einstein'sThe break of day mist, insists there is a God. The earth ashes faithful to its orbit.
Kafka lands resurrected in Crewe deposited by a shiny alien craft, And even as he is wondering what to do He is asked to show his pass Or pay an instantaneous one off fine At a cash distributor of his choice And they are read-through all the time On his irises face and voice.And of classes they find that he is not, They determine he just cannot be there, Although he seems as if he is visible, And has hands and toes and hair, If he is not on the Great Data Bank, He plainly and easily cannot be, He is not programmed and he is not ranked He is clearly not like you and me.
I am not the one I was ahead of yesterday.I cannot go back.
There are many times I set up barriers and walls, invisible if you come too close, And then you hit them.You amazement what happened.
The Plane from Iquitos [1959-Part One]
Iquitos & the Amazon Part OneIt was December 2, l959, I was meeting on a small prop-plane departure Iquitos, Peru for a trip down the Amazon concerning the opening, the mouth of the mighty Amazon,--to Manaus. As we flew low one could see the waters of the Amazon, the city continually impressed me, but more from this birds-eye view, you could see the mighty river in its squid like form, with all it tentacles [contributories: waters involving to the river].
Life is a Fantasy
LIFE IS A FANTASY!A pink-eyed rabbit, fuzzy whiteHops in bedrooms packed with frightA child of six with much to knowHer father's basest feelings showShe knows of LOVE, only because of himHe satisfies his every whimHe leaves, she wipes himfrom her chin!Her look after NEEDS to see the bestHe answered her God requestTo have a roof to comfort bringA yard where all the birdies singTell me how she could especially knowWhat basis for erudition could she go?Her protect consistently beaten if not worseThe cycle of violence - a woman's curseConflicting visions, dependenciesOne can continue many idiosyncrasiesShe could not make him defendant beDenial, avoidance? she disbelievesThe rabbit hides beneath tall trees.At thirteen a step-grandfatha'Finds a well-trained girl that oughta'Do what athletic men requestNever calculating what is bestAnd run away she does at lastFreedom can be such a 'blast'A rabbit's foot upon a chainThe FANTASY her 'safe' domainHow long in life must it remain?To care for her from these menWho at all times for her lips, do 'yen'A state trooper in Tennessee Like every other man does see Her lips so full and juicy red Through the bars, not in a bed.
Lamenting Poetic Moods [six Poems]
Advance: in Mr. Siluk's poetry one finds symbolist values, deep impressions; verbal magic and even childish jingles; at times the all the rage 8-syllable verse (ballad metre).
You make me smile like I've seldom done before You give me a reason to want more and more..
The Dead God of Copan (in English and Spanish)
English VersionAnd the Death God said: "Let it rise to its glory in the Rio Valley-for a season; then let it be gone, we shall call it Copan?"Prologue: Empires come and go, liken to cosmic events, or the storms about the world: Atlantis, Mu, Greece, Persia, Rome, the Inca Nation, and even the great Maya heroic times of Copan, in Focal America. All came and all left, one way or another; now just dust and artifacts in the spiral of time.
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