Poetry in sequence - poetry
'A unique and slightly mad effort': mapping Britain in poetry The Guardian
A national community arts project, where poems are matched to precise locations, is reinventing a 17th-century classic for the digital age.
This writerâs job: Get young people to see poetry everywhere Christian Science Monitor
Naomi Shihab Nye, the new young people's poet laureate, encourages children to slow down and notice details â to see that every life is extraordinary.
See inspiration for Angelouâs poetry at historic Overtown rooming house Miami Herald
Tucked into the Miami neighborhood of Overtown is the Historic Ward Rooming House. It was where blacks and Native Americans could stay, and sleep safely, ...
CT Poetsâ Corner: The prose poetry of Charles Rafferty reflects lifeâs tiny moments - Hartford Courant
CT Poetsâ Corner: The prose poetry of Charles Rafferty reflects lifeâs tiny moments Hartford Courant
Charles Rafferty, an award-winning author who directs the MFA program at Albertus Magnus College and teaches at the Westport Writers' Workshop, shares his ...
The industry and poetry of David Smith The Economist
THREE YEARS before he died in a car crash in 1965, David Smith was invited to create work for the Due Monde festival in Spoleto, Italy. One or two pieces ...
Pod Goals: Versify Weaves Simple, Heroic Tales With Original Poetry Nashville Scene
For the sixth installment in our ongoing series about local podcasts, we talk to the poets of Versify.
Marie Ponsot, elegant poet of the sea, stars and her seven-child family, dies at 98 - Washington Post
Marie Ponsot, elegant poet of the sea, stars and her seven-child family, dies at 98 Washington Post
She won the National Book Critics Circle Award for her 1998 collection âThe Bird Catcher.â
Modern poetryâs sentimentality problem New Statesman
Two new but stale collections offer joyless caricatures of passion.
Podcasts Are Providing A New Way Into Poetry NPR
A poem on the page has its appeal â but poetry spoken aloud is a more intimate experience. And a new crop of podcasts are expanding poetry, giving context ...
Why Read Poetry? Cherwell Online
It's easy to be intimidated by poetry. Often it withholds as much as it gives, leaves obscure as much as it reveals. And there is so much of it. So many different ...
Novato High School students ace national poetry contest Marin Independent Journal
Eight teens from Marin School of the Arts at Novato High School dazzled national poetry judges in a new contest run by the New York Times.
American Life in Poetry | Ragged Right | journalstar.com Lincoln Journal Star
The following poem by James Davis May, published in 32 Poems Magazine, has a sentence I'd like to underline, because it states just what I look for in the ...
Marie Ponsot, Poet of Love, Divorce and Family, Dies at 98 The New York Times
After a promising start as a published poet in the 1950s, Marie Ponsot put her career aside. She was a single mother in New York City, with seven children to ...
Remembering the life and poetry of Marie Ponsot America Magazine
The poet Marie Ponsot, who died on July 5 at age 98, had a life eventful enough to overshadow her poems. Nevertheless, future generations of readers will still ...
The Poetry of Lali Tsipi Michaeli TLV1 Podcasts
Lali Tsipi Michaeli's work attempts to capture, not just the mind at work, but also the spirit, the soul, as it becomes aware of itself as an entity both anchored in, ...
New book of poetry inspired by the Isle of Wight and wider world Isle of Wight County Press
LIVING on the Isle of Wight proved the perfect inspiration for a new poetry book.
Watch These Young Spoken-Word Poets Take On Climate Change Natural Resources Defense Council
Across the world, tens of thousands of young people are taking to the streets to protest climate inaction. And at the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem last month, ...
Orhan Veli KanÄ±k becomes 2nd most read poet in world Hurriyet Daily News
A masterpiece by a prominent 20th-century Turkish poet became the second most widely-read poem in the world, according to a Berlin-based multi-lingual ...
DC church mixes spoken word and social justice with 'Prophetic Poetry Slam' - Episcopal News Service
DC church mixes spoken word and social justice with 'Prophetic Poetry Slam' Episcopal News Service
LaTonya Merritt performs at All Souls Episcopal Church's Prophetic Poetry Slam in Washington, D.C., on July 13, 2019. Photo: Egan Millard/ENS. [Episcopal ...
Missoula kids learn poetry and pasta | Local The Missoulian
Twenty-one kids spread out along the sidewalk in front of Caffe Dolce Monday, with some talking in groups of two or three, and others off by themselves reading ...
Albuquerque Museumâs 3rd Thursday event offers poetry and projects for entire family - KRQE News 13
Albuquerque Museumâs 3rd Thursday event offers poetry and projects for entire family KRQE News 13
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE)- Every third Thursday of the month, the Albuquerque Museum hosts a 3rd Thursday event. This is a free after-hours program that ...
Z-Line Poetry: "Madre America" bushwickdaily.com
Our OG Bushwick poet comes back for our third installment. â Bushwick Daily.
Joy Harjo is the first Native American U.S. poet laureate The Washington Post
âMy role as a poet is as a healer,â says Joy Harjo. âPoetry is a healing force.â The 68-year-old Native American writer first felt that restorative power during a ...
âThe Last Love Poem I Will Ever Writeâ and other best poetry of the month The Washington Post
How do people deal with traumas and painful memories? For Gregory Orr, one of our most esteemed lyric poets, the answer is to embrace language and to grow ...
50 Must-Read Best Poetry Books Book Riot
Get more poetry into your life with this list of 50 of the best poetry books, with books from ancient times through today.
Dead Poets Society: 30 years on Robin Williams' stirring call to 'seize the day' endures - The Guardian
Dead Poets Society: 30 years on Robin Williams' stirring call to 'seize the day' endures The Guardian
From its enthusiasm for literature to its rousing finale, Peter Weir's film is a salute to inspiration itself.
Campbell McGrath Reads Czeslaw Milosz The New Yorker
Campbell McGrath joins Kevin Young to discuss âRealism,â by Czeslaw Milosz, and his own poem âThe Human Heart.â McGrath has published several poetry ...
Stranger Things' Dacre Montgomery Has A Poetry Podcast You'll Want To Listen To Refinery29
Actor Dacre Montgomery is nothing like his "Stranger Things" character, Billy Hargrove â and he has a soothing, sensitive poetry podcast to prove it.
Poetry readings planned at The Harlow Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
Poets Elizabeth Potter and Judith Robbins will be featured at 7 p.m. Friday, July 19, at the Harlow, 100 Water St., in Hallowell. The event is part of the.
Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry, No. 10 Cleveland Scene
This is the tenth column in a monthly series by Dave Lucas, the Poet Laureate of the State of Ohio. You can read his previous columns here. *** But does poetry ...
From the Porch Steps: Does anyone read poetry? Daily Commercial
I was looking through all my little nooks and crannies for a pamphlet I had written years ago called raising baby on a shoe string, or something like that. A friend ...
NPR Review: 'The Cuban Comedy,' By Pablo Medina NPR
Pablo Medina's The Cuban Comedy walks a fine line between poetry and political satire. The story is deeply immersed in post-revolution Cuba, in the crumbling ...
The poetry of preserving what we hope to leave behind Angelus News
Preservation,â the first poem of Craig Beaven's debut collection, is set in Texas on the eve of a hurricane, the storm âstill 12 hours away, still // hot and sunny / in ...
Glaser uses poetry to reflect on humanity | Spotlight SoMdNews.com
The Maryland Writers' Association created the Writers' Round Table Program to encourage writers, poets, playwrights and authors through monthly articles and ...
New L.A. book festival LitLit announces talks by poets Yesika Salgado, Vickie Vertiz and more - Los Angeles Times
New L.A. book festival LitLit announces talks by poets Yesika Salgado, Vickie Vertiz and more Los Angeles Times
The city's newest book festival, to be held at the Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles arts complex, will host four panels on July 20 and 21 as part of its programming, ...
Watch Your Poetry With The Visible Poetry Project Book Riot
The Visible Poetry Project has a clear mission: launch 30 videos in the 30 days of April to celebrate National Poetry Month. Get the deets here!
Poetry: Roughing It Adirondack Almanack
Roughing It. I remember cold backpack mornings in Augusts in the Adirondacks in the late 1960s, hanging-in our sleeping bags long after waking from sleep
Psychiatric Times' Poet Awarded International Prestige Psychiatric Times
Congratulations and kudos to Dr Richard M. Berlin, whose poem âEye Contactâ was chosen to be included in the 2019 Hippocrates Prize Anthology.
Miya Poetry: Why is it creating noise in Assam now | Explained India Today
Simply put, the Miya poetry genre paints a picture of stigma and humiliation embedded in the identity -- "Miya" tag.
Poetry Contest Is For Those Touched By Cancer CapeNews.net
Falmouth Public Library and Falmouth Hospital are partnering for the poetry writing contest, Poetry of Courage and Survival, for anyone affected by cancer.
Poetry in Muslim âdialectâ kicks up a storm in Assam The Hindu
Pranabjit Doloi, a freelance journalist, had filed the complaint objecting the âuse of certain terms conveying to the world that the Assamese people are ...
Harvard's Stephanie Burt rethinks our relationship with poetry Harvard Gazette
Stephanie Burt's new book is a guide to understanding an art form that for many feels difficult to access. She talks about creating a âtravel guideâ for poetry.
Alabama's 'Father Goose' is as prolific a poet as ever AL.com
Charles Ghigna (pronounced âGeen-ya,â with a hard g), better known as the poet âFather Goose,â happily climbs the stairs to his wood-paneled office, which he ...
Stockton educator turns author with book of poetry for kids Stockton Record
LODI â Unbeknownst to longtime educator Sylvia Ulmer, decades of stories from growing up in El Salvador to having silly conversations with one of her 10 ...
America has its first Native poet laureate and her interview is a must-read. GOOD
Not only can poetry foster a love of language, it can also help create tolerance for cultures that have been erased throughout history. Joy Harjo, a member of the ...
Intimidated by verse? âDonât Read Poetryâ explores how to enjoy poems. - Christian Science Monitor
Intimidated by verse? âDonât Read Poetryâ explores how to enjoy poems. Christian Science Monitor
Stephanie Burt entices readers into an appreciation of poetry by demystifying the act of poetry reading.
Charles Simic reflects on what set James Tateâs late poetry apart The Washington Post
What makes James Tate's later poetry unlike that of most American poets writing today is that it is rarely about him. It was not always like that. When I first met him ...
Bella Thorne Said Sheâs Baring All In Her New Poetry Novel BuzzFeed News
Thorne opened up about her past and present in a collection of newly published poems, she told BuzzFeed News' Profile.
Lit Bits: Ron McCallum's memoir and spaced-themed poetry The Canberra Times
From 'meet the author' events to poetry readings, there's plenty happening in Canberra's literary world this week.
Poets to read Mount Desert Islander
SOUTHWEST HARBOR â Starr Cummin Bright and Susan Deborah King will read their poetry on Tuesday, July 16, at 5:30 p.m. at the Southwest Harbor Public.
Muni Poetry - Great Highway (18 46th Avenue) 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.
Geoffrey Hill's Darkly Luminous Poetry Hyperallergic
Hill worked on The Book of Baruch by the Gnostic Justin for several years before his death, planning no conclusion; the book would simply consist of as many ...
Columbia Poets Respond to Visual Art at Stormwater Studios Charleston Post Courier
Just about every school kid ends up studying John Keats' 1819 poem âOde On A Grecian Urn.â It's one of the best-known poems in literary history, and one of its.
Nadia Shpachenkoâs The Poetry of Places Explores Architecture as Inspiration - I CARE IF YOU LISTEN
Nadia Shpachenkoâs The Poetry of Places Explores Architecture as Inspiration I CARE IF YOU LISTEN
Anne Goldberg-Baldwin reviews The Poetry of Places, the latest album from pianist Nadia Shpachenko featuring works inspired by architecture and landscapes.
Guitarist Hiroya Tsukamoto brings his cinematic guitar poetry to the Button Factory Stage July 19 - Foster's Daily Democrat
Guitarist Hiroya Tsukamoto brings his cinematic guitar poetry to the Button Factory Stage July 19 Foster's Daily Democrat
Hiroya Tsukamoto is a mesmerizing (predominantly) finger style guitarist from Kyoto, Japan, who, in 2018, took second prize at the International Finger Style ...
Joy Harjo named first Native American poet laureate Big Think
Joy Harjo is a poet, author and musician, and is an active member of the Muscogee Nation. Poet laureates are charged with overseeing poetry readings at the ...
Adi Assis's Poetry of Social Critique and Personal Pain TLV1 Podcasts
The poetry of Adi Assis injects us with the distress that consumes his days and nights. His laments madden us as we find ourselves rare witness to ...
Hereâs how to arrange the poems in your poetry manuscript Press-Enterprise
I'll begin with a prefatory caveat, based on my experience as a writer and teacher: There are no rules; learn them all. It is both exciting and a special kind of ...
Tracy K Smith on the place of poetry in modern America â books podcast The Guardian
This week's show is dedicated to poetry. The outgoing US poet laureate, Tracy K Smith, sits down with Richard to discuss her 15-year career and the role of ...
What Makes Poetry Unique? We Ask Houston's New Poet Laureate Houstonia Magazine
Meet Leslie Contreras Schwartz. A Rice grad and author of two books, she succeeds Deborah D.E.E.P Mouton as Houston's fourth poet laureate, serving from ...
New & Noteworthy Poetry From Tina Chang, Natalie Scenters-Zapico and More The New York Times
A selection of recent poetry books; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
Meet Joy Harjo, the new U.S. Poet Laureate Chicago Tribune
Meet Joy Harjo, the first Native American U.S. Poet Laureate. After her first week with the title, we chat music, responsibility of the position and the possibility of ...
Holly Prado, poet who championed L.A.âs literary scene, dies at 81 Los Angeles Times
Holly Prado, an admired poet, fiction writer and educator who championed what she came to see as Los Angeles' under-recognized literary scene, has died at ...
Poetry and Modernity Merion West
âAny civilization or culture is itself a vast dynamic interpretation or, we could even say, a vast dynamic work of art.â One of my earliest memories of an image ...
American Life in Poetry: Origami Lake County News
We haven't published nearly enough poems written for young people, and here's one I like a great deal, by Joyce Sutphen, the current Minnesota poet laureate, ...
Reviving Northern Ireland's poetry scene one poem at a time BBC News
Poetry slams, spoken word events and recitals. Why are so many young people turning to poetry?
Immersed in poetry at the Library of Congress Penn: Office of University Communications
As a poet herself, working at the Poetry and Literature Center at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., has been the perfect opportunity for rising Penn ...
Author and poet Michael Warr examines the connection between poetry and the protest movment - WGN Radio - Chicago
Author and poet Michael Warr examines the connection between poetry and the protest movment WGN Radio - Chicago
Author, poet and editor Michael Warr joins Justin to discuss the new book, "Of Poetry and Protest: From Emmitt Till to Trayvon Martin." Michael talks about how ...
Alice Oswald elected Oxford professor of poetry by huge margin The Guardian
Alice Oswald has won the race to be Oxford's latest professor of poetry. She will be the first woman to serve in the position, established more than 300 years ago.
Olympic Theatre Arts sponsors youth poetry competition Sequim Gazette
A special poetry contest for youths and teens 18 years and younger will see the winning piece earn a special role in the Olympic Theatre Arts Children's Theatre ...
Pittsburgh Poetry Stalwart Marks First Release On A Major Press 90.5 WESA
Poet Michael Wurster organized his career around his passion. Wurster grew up mostly in Iowa, loving poetry, and earned an English degree at Dickinson.
Paul Simon, Alice Quinn honored by Poetry Society of America Fox News
Paul Simon doesn't care much for requests, but he might ask you to sing along. The singer-songwriter's latest honor came from the Poetry Society of America, ...
Poetry helps tech grad cope with illness Deccan Herald
An IIIT-B graduate, Reijul developed juvenile diabetes at the age of 6, and in 2015, he was diagnosed with schizophrenia, because of which he had to ...
Prize-winning poets to read at Lewes library July 24 CapeGazette.com
JosĂ© Padua, winner of the Miller Williams Poetry Award, and his wife Heather Lynne Davis, winner of the Hayden Carruth Poetry Prize at Syracuse University, ...
Meet Joy Harjo, The First Native American U.S. Poet Laureate NPR
NPR's Noel King talks to Joy Harjo, who is a member of the Muscogee Creek Nation. She grew up in Oklahoma and has been writing poetry since the 1970s.
Wanted: Talented applicant for next state poet laureate Toledo Blade
What does one do as the Ohio poet laureate? Well, he drives, for one. Dave Lucas offered in a good-natured conversation via cell phone somewhere between ...
Dacre Montgomery Has A Podcast & Itâs A Total 180 From Stranger Thingsâ Billy Refinery29
Actor Dacre Montgomery is nothing like his "Stranger Things" character, Billy Hargrove â and he has a soothing, sensitive poetry podcast to prove it.
Rhyme in a box: Are you a poet? Let people know it! Chinook Observer
SURFSIDE â Tony Pfannenstiel wants to brighten lives on the Long Beach Peninsula with poetry.
Father Amde Is the Writing Seer of Watts ~ Poetry Corner lataco.com
He is wise. He is righteous. He is a Watts Prophet. Anthony âAmdeâ Hamilton better known as Father Amde stands with the Watts community through poetry that ...
âBless the Poetsâ: First Native US Poet Laureate Calls Us All to a Different Future - Nonprofit Quarterly
âBless the Poetsâ: First Native US Poet Laureate Calls Us All to a Different Future Nonprofit Quarterly
Joy Harjo is the first Native American US Poet Laureate. She was appointed this week by Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, who said that Harjo's work ...
Meet the man behind the Tube poetry brightening Londonersâ days MyLondon
The hero we didn't know we needed to get us through our commute.
Marathon of Poetry at Mulford East Hampton Star
Sunday is the day, 5:30 is the time, the Mulford Farm on James Lane in East Hampton Village is the place, and poetry is the name of the game. Specifically, it's ...
Poetry event focuses on criminal justice San Marcos Daily Record
Poetry: Awakening Adirondack Almanack
Awakening. Mottled beams of sunlight. Filter down through dense canopies, To feed the whispering, wooded forest. Stirred breezes and shadows move like ...
2 local poets: 'The spirit of activism has always been in LA poetry' kcrw.com
Southern California may not get the credit it deserves for its strong literary community and a great spoken word scene. However, poets Shonda Buchanan and ...
Enjoy some poetry from J-Lyn's soul Germiston City News
J-Lyn Matjila explores her passion for writing and has released an emotional poetry book.
Large visual poetry collection moves into UI Special Collections UI The Daily Iowan
While poetry is often thought of as ink on paper, the work of concrete poets blurs the lines between written work and visual art. The University of Iowa Libraries ...
A Conversation With Joy Harjo, The First Native American Poet Laureate WBUR
The new poet laureate of the United States is also the first Native American appointed to the post. We'll talk with Joy Harjo.
Ifeanyi Menkiti, Wellesley professor who rescued the Grolier Poetry Book Shop, dies at 78 - The Boston Globe
Ifeanyi Menkiti, Wellesley professor who rescued the Grolier Poetry Book Shop, dies at 78 The Boston Globe
Ifeanyi Menkiti, 78, of Somerville, was a longtime Wellesley College philosophy professor and poet who purchased the Grolier Poetry Book Shop in 2006, ...
Keizer's poetry a collection of 'aha' moments Brattleboro Reformer
Garret Keizer's poetry has been in major magazines such as The New Yorker and Ploughshares, in small, curated literary journals like the Alaska Quarterly ...
Poetry Jam returning to Creston BCLocalNews
Local writers and poets are invited to celebrate a night of literature at an open mic night in Creston.
Poetry Mobile keeps Museum on a roll Sentinel & Enterprise
FITCHBURG â Conceived by city artist and Revolving Museum Founder Jerry Beck, the Poetry Mobile is a collaborative public art project featuring poetry ...
Daily Life, Divorce, Race In New Collection By Massachusetts Poet New England Public Radio
The poet January Gill O'Neil writes a lot about life after her divorce. That includes what she calls the ordinary, boring stuff. But her poems about a trip.
Poetry Pick: Amanda Gorman at MOCA L.A. Weekly
Gorman has recently become a paragon of poetry, acquitting herself admirably as the first Youth Poet Laureate of the United States (in 2017) and the Youth Poet ...
Greta Bellamacina On Battling Sexism At Cannes And The Poetry Of Valentino's AW19 Collection - Vogue.co.uk
Greta Bellamacina On Battling Sexism At Cannes And The Poetry Of Valentino's AW19 Collection Vogue.co.uk
Greta Bellamacina on working with Valentino's Pierpaolo Piccioli, her debut feature Hurt by Paradise, and being turned away on the red carpet at Cannes 2019.
Hungering: a Poetry Jukebox for Dublinâs Docklands The Irish Times
'We asked for poems about hunger now, and the memory of past hunger that lingers in the gut'
This debut collection of poetry maps a geography of anguish in its lines and images Scroll.in
An assured collection, Saima Afreen's poems in 'Sin of Semantics' navigate pain as well as places with passion, though they are a little too lush sometimes.
In a Small State of Poetry: No simple choices when it comes to pregnancy The Providence Journal
Guest writer Sussy Santana explores the complex and shifting emotions she experienced in each of her pregnancies, underscoring the deeply personal ...
"Can poetry save us?": An Interview with Bifo E-Flux
In the English-language edition of Le Monde Diplomatique, Mike Huguenor interviews Franco âBifoâ Berardi about his recent book Breathing: Chaos and Poetry, ...
Proprietors of iconic Main Street diner open their doors to Poetry Street RiverheadLOCAL
Poetry Street has found a new home. The popular five-year-old, open-mic venue for poetry readings will take up residence at Sunny's diner on East Main Street ...
No one be supposed to have to beg or crawl ahead of humanity. No one be supposed to have to design to buy philanthropy.
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 continuously you roll Giving dilution that's been drainedOcean keep me warm Wrap me in your brine Caress me with your tidesOcean diffuse my tears As they flow in you I purify my soulOcean let me grow in your depths Color me alive blue, coral, green Clear = revitalizedOcean your spray anoints me Cool and refreshed My spiritual renewalOcean be my friend Hold me flowing in your currents Ever moving, ever changingOcean, heal me.© 1983 Susan BaconSusan Bacon is a researcher, cause and teacher.
House of the Gnome [Part Two of Three/with notes]
House of the Goblin [Part Two of Three]Here is where, where the air is stillAnd the mountains darkness disappear! Here is where, unidentified spirits dwellWhere harp and recall expire?Where the rainbow-leaps, from itsStoreroom-keep, and cries; And the sands along the heap coastEcho then die?as in sleep?;And where delight turns into ghouls!..
Famous Poets Quotations - Top 30 Poetry Quotations by Eminent Poets
"For this aim poetry is amazing more philosophical and more commendable of acute awareness than history."-- Aristotle"Every American poet feels that the whole dependability for contemporary poetry has fallen upon his shoulders, that he is a literary nobility of one.
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 accepted 8-syllable verse (ballad metre).
Three Love Poems [all wicked]
Advance: Mr. Dennis Siluk's poetry can have its fire-hearted twists: as with 'Lovers'.
Never Ever More
Once upon a midnight dreary, coffee cold and eyesight bleary, all night sat there copy COBOL, coding allot crosswise the bed sheets, changing grammar for the mainframe, having checkered my final line, I took the floppy from the drive.Typing with a steady hand, I then invoked the SAVE command, but there below my effectuation, appeared the cryptic communication, "Abort, Retry, Ignore" and naught more.
Feelings, O How Glorious!
Sometimes we feel hard-pressed, Our backs aligned with the wall; Sometimes we feel lightheaded, As if we are going to fall.Sometimes we feel fierce anger At those who abuse guns; Sometimes we feel ashamed Of how we treat God's barely ones.
A Ship to Remember
Two Poems: Boyhood, and Old Age [with a note on style]
BoyhoodOh me! Thy glorious days have flown! I mealy noticed, now they're gone, How at once approved the flowers! Time does not stop youth's bells; It was like I was in a spell, And my face now shows the hours!Ah yes! My childish past days, Still lively in my fair-haired age, When all was quick and new Now wrapped in films and books, And acquaintances and children were all I knew And love was shown by affable looks!#741 6/26/05Old AgeThey stop by to see me now To find what's old and new, They peer into my-everything, And appraise my views; They tell me what I ought to like, And that I be supposed to be grieved-These are my fragile contacts That takes the strongest liberties?I mean to take the timer off; And put the phone exterior the door; In vain I speak to tell them why -I shan't live here anymore!#742 6/26/05A note on Style: some colonize ask, "What style of poetry to you like the best?" I can never counter that question; it is open-ended to me. If I feel like contravention free from tradition as in the poem of: "Old Age," so be it; and if I feel customary verse, a stricter ceremonial arrangement ought to be used, as in "Boyhood," and can be part of the cause abundantly to the poem, so it is.
A Hundred and Fifty Dead [Korean War--l952]
There I sat, ninety-five grade weatherOutside; the bookstore café, was cool.An Old Timer stood by me, explaining:"There were two-hundred of us on the Island,Near North Korea, back in '52-We guarded 16,000-prisners?"All of a sudden, all hell broke looseThree-hundred North Koreans cameOver the bob-wired fence, in pursuit"It all happened in a be important of secondsThe machineguns killed 150-of themThat's all I saw in the war of '52.
Five Poems from Home [And a view on the earth vs. the poet]
Five Poems from Home1) Remembering: Dorothy Parker [Dedicated to the 1920s Poetess]Let it be said, Dorothy Parker lies dead, cremated to ash and poetry; thus, she died at the ripe old age of seventy-three-.The tiny woman with a big mouth, who got trapped in the rain and couldn't get out: continued to play the game, all the same, like drops of rain upon a pane.
Farewell to Lester Graybill
I never met a man, who could shake my hand, and make my heart feel like a grate afire.I never met a man, who could smile so easy, real honest.
Tale of the: Old Huntsman and the Blond Hare [In SPANISH and English now]
There once lived an old man and his goodwife On the edge of the thick of the woods; They lived in an old run-down shack For forty-years and some. The old man hunted for his living, And his wife sewed on her lap.
Grandpas House & From Iraq with Love [Two Poems]
Grandpa's House [The ole Real House]The house desirable painting Sun-blistered and flaking Grandpa happening to have us Boys-Mike and I- start Doing some scraping-While he, pealed off the ole Paint, and ongoing painting?Just a humble impassive house With a number of rooms, but Strong an adequate amount of to keep the Winds and iciness snows out, How he loved that ole house!..
Live For Today...
Isn't that what they say?But what does that mean?There's no clarity that mayanswer that question..
An Old Wood Pile [a poem with notes]
Old skin, once held tight Against her skeleton- Rose no more, just draped Loosely over unpadded flesh; Un-tightened muscles, and tissue, Lost its courage, no-fortitude-, Gone are the days and years That stood alongside the Indomitable elements; The skeleton, now a landmark Hidden under flesh and blood Guts and moral fiber, backbone? Collapsed from drudgery Time, time: cascading inside-. Bones now departure impressions Accepting fate Like discolored silver!.
Why I enjoy Writing?
During interviews and broad-spectrum conversations with the public,one of the most awkward 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 comeback to three items.
Listen as I Share: WE
You speak simple, completley understandable justifications I accept them, admiration you, honor what you tell me and even despite the fact that I know where you're advent from, I just sought to share with you, let you hear: my heart..
THe Monster Mash, A Cemetery SMASH (short story I wrote when I was 11)
The Monster Mash The Burial ground SmashHave you heard of the Monster Mash? I assume you know the story of how it came to be, right? Well, I'm here to tell the TRUE story to you.It sarted out late one night, when all monsters where out of human sight.
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