Ocean Heal Me
Ocean Heal Me
Ocean heal my wounds
Ocean renew me with your power
Ocean keep me warm
Ocean disperse my tears
Ocean let me grow in your depths
Ocean your spray anoints me
Ocean be my friend
Ocean, heal me.
© 1983 Susan Bacon
Susan Bacon is a researcher, author and teacher. You can contact her through http://www.ecoentrepreneur.org
The Best Poetry of 2018 The New York Times
The Book Review's poetry columnist, David Orr, picks 10 collections worth your attention.
Neutral Zone to showcase young talent at upcoming poetry night The Michigan Daily
You know a poem is good when your body moves with it â when your foot taps along to the beat of each line break, each new stanza. When the poem is a ...
Suddenly, Poets Are More Willing to Address Public Concerns. The Poet Laureate Explores Why, and How. - The New York Times
Suddenly, Poets Are More Willing to Address Public Concerns. The Poet Laureate Explores Why, and How. The New York Times
Tracy K. Smith, the United States poet laureate, looks at the ways poetry has dealt with the shifting political landscapes of the past two decades.
Our favourite books of the year, and prose poetry with Claudia Rankine â books podcast - The Guardian
Our favourite books of the year, and prose poetry with Claudia Rankine â books podcast The Guardian
On this week's show, we reveal the books we loved most in 2018 and discuss the future of prose poetry with poets Rankine, Jeremy Noel-Tod and Emily Berry.
Monday's Google Doodle Honors Poet Nelly Sachs Forbes
Monday's Google Doodle honors poet and playwright Nelly Sachs, who escaped from Nazi Germany in 1940 and gave a voice to the horrors of the Holocaust ...
Poetry is like second nature | Lifestyles PostBulletin.com
Fans of Wendell Berry, Annie Dillard, even Richard Brautigan or Ernest Hemingway may find a familiar and comforting voice in that of Rochester poet Justin ...
Can't Find Time To Read? Poetry Might Make The Perfect Gift NPR
Poet Tess Taylor says a good poem can "reroute your day" in under five minutes. She offers suggestions for poetry that "takes you to a different place, and then ...
Official proclamation: The 20 best poetry books of 2018 The Spinoff
All week this week we present the 20 best books of the year. Today: the 20 best collections of poetry. PoĆ«kahangatus by Tayi Tibble (Victoria University Press, ...
Reader's View: Mad president prompts poetry Duluth News Tribune
My condolences to President Donald Trump, for as poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow aptly observed, "Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad.
CASC hosts 19th annual senior poetry festival SILive.com
This year, 102 seniors submitted poems for the festival, which took place in the old Bermuda Inn in Rossville.
Listen: Poetry in Atlanta shows another side of city culture Atlanta Journal Constitution
Listen now or open in iTunes or Google Play: Atlanta poet Ryan Jones may have felt defea...
Complicated, Challenging 'Revolution Sunday' Mixes Prose And Poetry NPR
Cuban writer Wendy Guerra has lived under surveillance in her home country, and she works that experience into her intense new novel about a young poet in ...
Robin Robertson: âWriting poetry has very little to do with the intellectâ The Guardian
The Scottish poet and editor on defying conventions of genre, the elusive nature of what he does, and the importance of external validation.
It's a Wonderful Life: In Poetry The Student
In line with the festive cheer that the anticipation of Christmas brings, the Scottish Poetry Library hosts Katie Ailes, Carly Brown, Nick E. Melville, Calum Rodger, ...
Poetry Twitter Erupts over a Plagiarist in Their Midst Vulture
Ailey O'Toole tattooed a poem onto her skin from her Puschart Prize-nominated poem âGun Metal.â It turns out she'd stolen those words from Rachel McKibbens.
Oklahoma woman expresses herself through poetry Idaho Statesman
An Oklahoma woman is expressing herself through poetry.
On Poetry: Finding the spirit of holiness | Local News Traverse City Record Eagle
I know, I know, not all of us are Christians. The poet himself was Jewish. But it seems like this poem, this story, opens itself to multiple cultures. The story.
Poetry spot: 'Teeth of Our House' by Jennifer Conlon AZCentral
Poetry spot is part of a collaboration with local poets to bring poetry closer to the center of our everyday lives.
First time out: Debut poetry by Duy Doan, Chanda Feldman, July Westhale San Francisco Chronicle
Opening Duy Doan's debut poetry collection, âWe Play a Gameâ (Yale University Press; $20), we enter an elusive world of syllables and animals, where past and ...
Little Janaâs tribute to the brother who lived just one week wins first place in Red Room poetry prize - Daily Telegraph
Little Janaâs tribute to the brother who lived just one week wins first place in Red Room poetry prize Daily Telegraph
Jana Karkar's little brother Mohammed was so wanted and loved, even before he was born, that Jana and her mother Iman spent hours discussing what he ...
Poetry in motion along Monroe Street - WISC Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3
All six Madison poet laureates are represented in a Madison Arts Commission project that has embedded 12 poems, two from each poet, in the sidewalks along ...
Prize-nominated poet's debut cancelled as plagiarism accusations build The Guardian
Several authors have accused Ailey O'Toole of using their poems to write her own, including the Pushcart-nominated Gun Metal.
Dear Damian Hinds, please stop wrecking poetry for children The Guardian
Do you like poetry? I do. It's an art form that can entertain, provoke, console, reflect, observe and much more. A breakthrough for me was at primary school when ...
American Life in Poetry: âEstelleâ The Spokesman-Review
Alaska Quarterly Review put out a special double issue late in 2017 to celebrate its 35th year, a very long tenure for a literary magazine. Among the many fine ...
Anchorage Museum archives earthquake with viral memes, Twitter poetry Alaska Public Radio Network
How do you measure the impact of a natural disaster? After the devastating Good Friday earthquake in 1964, archivers collected print newspaper headlines, ...
Seen and heard: On Greg Byrne's vision, Bear Bryant's poetry and free throw trips - Arizona Daily Star
Seen and heard: On Greg Byrne's vision, Bear Bryant's poetry and free throw trips Arizona Daily Star
Bruce Pascoe dives into former Arizona athletic director Greg Byrne's plan at Alabama, Dave Heeke's long trip and the Crimson Tide's frequent trip to the free ...
Hollywood Has Long Turned to Novelists for Help. But Poets? The New York Times
In her new film âThe Kindergarten Teacher,â Maggie Gyllenhaal plays a frustrated aspiring poet who discovers that a boy in her kindergarten class may be a ...
Theater review: 'Dear Elizabeth' a captivating story of love,... Duluth News Tribune
A love story told in letters from two brilliant but damaged poets seems an unlikely topic for an engaging, comic and tragic play. Yet so it is, with Sarah Ruhl's ...
Sewing for a cause:Christian Women's Fellowship at Poetry United Methodist Church helps community, church - Terrell Tribune
Sewing for a cause:Christian Women's Fellowship at Poetry United Methodist Church helps community, church Terrell Tribune
Nestled inside Poetry United Methodist Church in Terrell on each Wednesday of the month is a hard working group of women who have gathered together to ...
Poetry for people who hate poetry The Clermont Sun
This is a love story. I don't know exactly where or when it beginsâonly that it's led me here, writing to you about how and why I fell in love with poetryâŠ
National Career Development announces poetry, art contest The Sabetha Herald Inc.
The Kansas Department of Commerce is partnering with the National Career Development Association (NCDA) to participate in the 53rd NCDA Annual Poetry ...
Can Poetry Help Us Create Meaning Out Of Despair? wgbh.org
Poet Richard Blanco highlighted his favorite works by poet Ada LimĂłn, which are united by a common theme of searching for meaning in "seeming oblivion."
Henties Bay poet awarded in SA Namibian
Estelle Rubow is a woman who has always known she'd be a writer. And the day arrived in 2014 when she retired after her first husband died in 2013.
American Life in Poetry: âThe Girl from Panamaâ by Clemens Starck The Spokesman-Review
Clemens Starck of Oregon has 50 years' experience working with his hands, as a merchant seaman and then a carpenter, and he knows work and working ...
Cut & Paste: Justin Phillip Reed's poetry is haunted by St. Louis history St. Louis Public Radio
Justin Phillip Reed's writing career has gotten off to an extraordinary start. Following a chapbook in 2016, this year he published his first collection of poetry ...
Forget Beatnik Cliches: A Fresh Style of Jazz and Poetry is Brewing KQED
It's taken more than five decades, but *fresh* jazz/poetry collaborations have finally shaken the tired cliches festering in the zeitgeist since the Beat movement of ...
MSNBC's Brian Williams: Your Go-to Guy for 11th Hour Poetry, Rambling The Cheat Sheet
MSNBC's Brian Williams does the news like no one else. Here's a look at the good, the bad, and the unintentionally hilarious from 2 years of 'The 11th Hour.'
Sponsored 8 Reasons To Give The Gift Of Poetry This Season Consider those sophisticated people in - Bustle
Sponsored 8 Reasons To Give The Gift Of Poetry This Season Consider those sophisticated people in Bustle
Consider those sophisticated people in your life for whom purchasing a gift is always a source of anxiety. The art-lover with a keen and discerning eye; the ...
Susan Middleton wins Beals Prize For Poetry Athol Daily News
WINCHENDON â A panel of three distinguished judges recently proclaimed Susan Middleton of Ashfield the winner of the first Beals Prize for Poetry for her ...
Berkeleyâs beloved âBubble Ladyâ poet dies The Mercury News
BERKELEY â Julia Vinograd, who brought bubbles and poetry to all she met during the more than 50 years she ambled along Telegraph Avenue, has died.
Lawson Inada's poetry distills cultural heritage Statesman Journal
Poets are chroniclers. Through careful distillation, they put into a few words what scholars take tomes to relate.
MTN Brings Back Made in Nigeria Poetry Show - Nigerian Entertainment Today - Nigerian Entertainment Today
MTN Brings Back Made in Nigeria Poetry Show - Nigerian Entertainment Today Nigerian Entertainment Today
Ikemesit Effiong Â· Save. Read more. The Made in Nigeria Poetry show is returning to Lagos this December. The show, which has met with critical acclaim, has ...
Free Poetry Skool @ Downtown Public Library Boulder Weekly
Poets gather like words on a page scribed in their own handwriting. as illustrious lines they embody poetic form â such as , a tercet , perhaps â. where this ...
Luciana Souza's New Recording, "The Book of Longing" Translates Poetry into Jazz Forbes
On her new recording, âThe Book of Longing,â Luciana Souza marries poetry and Jazz in an idiom all her own with spare accompaniment and her uniquely ...
US poet laureate to do readings in Lafourche Parish Houma Courier
It's not every day that the official poet of the United States of America comes to your backyard.Tracy K. Smith, the 22nd Poet Laureate of the United States, will be ...
Here's to another poetry plagiarism scandal â and here's how to fix it The Globe and Mail
Plagiarism scandals seem to be popping up more frequently in poetry than in any other genre. Every week there is incontrovertible proof that some poet has ...
Meena Alexander, Poet Who Wrote of Dislocation, Dies at 67 The New York Times
Meena Alexander, a poet and scholar whose writings reflected the search for identity that came with a peripatetic life, including time in India, Africa, Europe and ...
Poet Natasha Trethewey's new collection 'soars,' says NYT Northwestern University NewsCenter
Renowned poet Natasha Trethewey's new collection is receiving rave reviews. The two-time U.S. Poet Laureate, Pulitzer Prize winner and a member of the ...
Is contemporary poetry really in 'a rotten state' - or just a new one? The Guardian
Rose Tremain and Robin Robertson have criticised poets for abandoning 'craft' â but that argument silences the possibilities offered by new voices.
The ultimate gift: Iowa teacher pens book of poetry for his mother Des Moines Register
At age 10, John Thompson promised himself he'd write a book about his mom. Now 55, he did â and giving it to her was among the "happiest" moments.
Maya C. Popa Joins 'PW' as Poetry Reviews Editor Publishers Weekly
Maya C. Popa has joined Publishers Weekly as its new poetry reviews editor, effective immediately. Popa succeeds Alex Crowley in the post and will be ...
A Puschart Prize-Nominated Poet Has Been Accused Of Plagiarism By Numerous Poets Bustle
Another literary prize, another scandal. Poet Rachel McKibbens, whose latest collection, blud, came out earlier this year, has accused Pushcart Prize-nominee ...
I Name This Body MINE poetry night in Ann Arbor on Dec. 15 WDIV ClickOnDetroit
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - On Dec. 15, the Neutral Zone will present the I Name This Body MINE poetry event at the Michigan League Mendelssohn Theater from 7 to ...
Earl Sweatshirt: Some Rap Songs review â powerful, emotional poetry The Guardian
Amid a rap culture of sprawling albums with cosmopolitan beats that hop between country and style, Earl Sweatshirt's third album initially seems as modest as its ...
Reviews: Three collections of poetry explore gender, race and family Minneapolis Star Tribune
POETRY: Three new collections explore gender, love, race and family.
Anti-Vaping Poster, Poetry Contest In Chatham, Madison Chatham, NJ Patch
Anti-Vaping Poster, Poetry Contest - Chatham, NJ - The Madison Chatham Coalition and the Library of the Chathams is taking submissions from Dec. 13 through ...
Poetry spot: 'Anarchy on the Edge of a Hairline' by Ernesto L. Abeytia AZCentral
Poetry spot is part of a collaboration with local poets to bring poetry closer to the center of our everyday lives.
'I'm tired of grieving': Afghan policewomen turn to poetry for solace Stars and Stripes
The policewomen pen verses about the stresses of life â war, terrorism and the difficulties of being a woman in the male-dominated country.
Poet, UT alumna returns to Austin to share new book on poetry and prose UT The Daily Texan
In the dim light of local bookstore Malvern Books, UT-Austin alumna Sara Bawany uttered a quick prayer before reading a poem from her newly published book ...
How Poetry Soothed a Nation in Mourning for John F. Kennedy Smithsonian.com
On that unsettling day 55 years ago this month, the nation began a pageant of tears. President John F. Kennedy was dead of an assassin's bullet.
When Church Language Fails Us, We Resist With Poetry Sojourners
Note: A version of this essay was given as a talk at Women Doing Theology 2018, at the Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary on November 9, 2018 in ...
Column | The Poetry of Reality Daily Californian
Last summer I saw myself in a test tube. Watching my amateur-ly extracted DNA swirling in a glass tube, I remember panicking at the enormity of the situation.
ICM Partners Signs Poet-Performer Rupi Kaur Deadline
Rupi Kaur, whose self-published book of poetry Milk and Honey became a New York Times bestseller, has signed with ICM Partners.
The role of Urdu and poetry in Dilip Kumar's methodical craft of acting â Birthday special - Cinestaan.com
The role of Urdu and poetry in Dilip Kumar's methodical craft of acting â Birthday special Cinestaan.com
Dilip Kumar s brilliant presence on screen owed a great deal to his constant education in literature poetry and the Urdu and Hindi languages On his 96th ...
Okie from Muskogee: Steward finds herself through poetry Muskogee Daily Phoenix
Two things have long weighed on Jessica Steward's heart â serving her country and sharing her emotions. She said she had wanted to be in the military for as ...
The Archive's poetry reading showcases students' literary talents Duke Chronicle
One of the more solitary liberal arts, poetry tends to keep a low profile. Although Duke may not offer a creative writing major, its student body and faculty contain ...
Grafton teacher and former student win national poetry prize Grafton Daily Examiner
A GRAFTON primary school teacher and her former student were brought together in an extraordinary way, with the pair both awarded a national poetry prize.
The Poetry of Rhina Espaillat New England Public Radio
Ginetta Candelario, Professor of Sociology and of Latin American and Latino/a Studies at Smith College was Tertulia's guest on November 25, 2018. She spoke.
Poetry on a Budget New York Times
In Sullivan County, N.Y., an architect set out to build the bare minimum of a rural retreat: a pared-down house with soul.
Lemn Sissayâs Superkids â can poetry help troubled minds? Financial Times
âThey're thought of as intrinsically bad,â says poet Lemn Sissay, referring to children in care. I would have thought most people would realise that such children ...
Press 53 to present poetry, fiction festival | The Winston-Salem Journal
Press 53 will present the High Road Festival of Poetry and Short Fiction March 22-24 at the Embassy Suites, 460 N. Cherry St.
American Life in Poetry: âHousewife as Poetâ by Sally Van Doren The Spokesman-Review
Until about a hundred years ago, the worth of a poem was measured by how noble and elevated was its subject and its manner of delivery, but with the ...
'A poet in the world' who's informed by the land High Country News
Award-winning DinĂ© writer Tacey Atsitty discusses her recent book and the accessibility of poetry today.
Itâs All Good: Fine food, wine, friends, poetry and we meet but miss himâŠ Ukiah Daily Journal
The verbal two-step >> or, âBig, extended weekend for Poetry, Part Two.ââAfter Thursday's howling Writers Read, Sunday's bi-monthly poetry circle was rich with ...
UW Graduate Julian Publishes Poetry Collection About Wyoming | News University of Wyoming News
Recent University of Wyoming graduate Tyler Truman Julian, now a graduate student in the Master of Fine Arts in creative writing program at New Mexico State ...
Wollongong girl's heartbreaking winning poetry for a brother lost Illawarra Mercury
I wanted to let go of what I was holding in my heartâ.
Robin Robertson and Andrew McMillan on sex, war and truth in poetry â books podcast - The Guardian
Robin Robertson and Andrew McMillan on sex, war and truth in poetry â books podcast The Guardian
On this week's show, Robertson talks about his narrative poem The Long Take and McMillan explores adolescent rites of passage in Playtime.
LCFC Community Trust Launch Premier League Primary Stars Poetry Competition Leicester City
The Premier League Writing Stars Poetry Challenge has been officially launched by LCFC Community Trust.
Quarto's chapbook event hosts a propelling performance of poetry CU Columbia Spectator
Quarto Magazine, a student-run literary magazine, performed the works of the top three chapbook contest contributors at their annual chapbook event last Friday ...
Gitta Bernauer Shares Poetry Collection that 'Echoes Through Time' Broadway World
Drawing inspiration from life, the human spirit and the spiritual realm, Gitta Bernauer offers âEchoes Through Timeâ (published by Trafford Publishing), ...
Langley resident selected again for poetry post South Whidbey Record
Judith Adams to discuss healing power of poems statewide.
Beatnik Jimmy Fallon Poetry-Slams Donald Trump HuffPost
Take time for this president-blasting rhyme, you dig?
Road-Tripping With California's Poet Laureate (Who Helped Invent The Jello Jiggler!) LAist
California poet laureate Dana Gioia made it his goal to visit all 58 counties in California. He made most of those trips in his 10-year-old car. (Carla Javier/LAist).
A Pop-up Reading of Black Poetry at the Brooklyn Museum Hyperallergic
This weekend, the Brooklyn Museum will host a Pop-up Poetry event featuring readings by three Cave Canem fellows. Deena ElGenaidiNovember 26, 2018.
Of bridges and buses: Photographs & poetry from the U.S.-Mexico border Santa Fe New Mexican
Lawrence Welsh reads from Cutting the Wire: Photographs and Poetry from the US-Mexico Border at Garcia Street Books, 376 Garcia St., 505-986-0151, 5 p.m. ...
Japanese poetry and art blend in a delightfully wonky exhibit at Portland Art Museum - OregonLive.com
Japanese poetry and art blend in a delightfully wonky exhibit at Portland Art Museum OregonLive.com
"Poetic Imagination in Japanese Art" rewards deep looking and exploration, though its erudition also gets in its way.
Second AAA Poetry Workshop - News Wellsville Daily Reporter
WELLSVILLE â The second of a series of Poetry Workshops sponsored by the Allegany Arts Association will take place 10 a.m. Saturday at the David A. Howe ...
Amy M. Zeckhauser, 98, community volunteer, artist, poet and outspoken letter writer Buffalo News
Feb. 15, 1920 â Dec. 8, 2018 Amy M. Zeckhauser wrote a letter to the editor published in The Buffalo News last August after being outraged by a My View writeâŠ
Prison Poetry Comes to City O' City This Month 303 Magazine
Unlocked Poetry: Voice + Presence from Prison comes to City O' City this month as a collaborative and interactive art show.
The 5 best poetry collections of 2018 The Washington Post
From the late Ursula K. Le Guin to Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith.
Sheffieldâs first hip-hop poet laureate: 'gone are the days of tradition' The Guardian
The poet appointed by lord mayor Magid Magid to champion creative arts wants to change the face of poetry.
Pushcart-Nominated Poet Accused of Plagiarizing Multiple Peers Jezebel
Earlier this week, Twitter was full of up-and-coming writers celebrating their Pushcart Prize nominations. The Pushcart, which honors works published by small ...
A Fresh Look at How Poets Evolve Over the Course of a Career The New York Times
In âWe Begin in Gladness,â the poet and critic Craig Morgan Teicher considers poets from W.S. Merwin to francine j. harris, in light of changes in their language ...
Street Poetry North Coast Journal
If not from spotting him around Old Town, you may recognize Bob Hager from his Oct. 26, 2017, Journal cover story "Homeless Survival Guide." Hager is a ...
25 Black Poets You Should Know Black Excellence
Those two made it on our list, of course, but we also have 23 others that you should get to know (if you don't already). These black poets were not all famous.
One poetâs advice for feeling at home in the unfamiliar PBS NewsHour
The pages of Jenny Xie's first poetry collection will take you places. Bouncing from Vietnam to New York, reading âEye Levelâ feels like leaning your head ...
Poet Danez Smith talks identity, safe spaces and a âlushâ new day for poetry - The Seattle Times
Poet Danez Smith talks identity, safe spaces and a âlushâ new day for poetry The Seattle Times
Poet and performer Danez Smith takes on police brutality, HIV and racism, while also revealing and imagining worlds where victims of these harms can find joy ...
Planetary Poetry Activity | NASA/JPL Edu NASA/JPL Edu News
In this cross-curricular STEM and language arts lesson, students learn about planets, stars and space missions and write STEM-inspired poetry to share their ...
UW Researcher Promotes Use Of Poetry In Science Wyoming Public Media
A paper published in BioScience looks at how poetry can be used to teach scientific concepts and how researchers can use poetry to gain a new perspective.
Tecumseh womanâs poetry an outlet for life experiences The Daily Telegram
TECUMSEH â Brooke Borton's life is an open book â both literally and figuratively. The Tecumseh resident recently released her second book, a collection of ...
Two Poems with Triggers [and a commentary]
So Many Einstein'sThe morning mist, insists there is a God. The earth remains faithful to its orbit.
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, perhaps winter around the corner-; As the flies disappear, with the mosquitoes? Leaves will soon vanish, shadows will come earlyMaybe he's thinking 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, leading 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.
The King and Delka & Moiromma: the Cold Planet [Parts 25 and 26]
#25The King and Delka [Split Mawkishness-on Moiromma /Part V]Sickly SentimentalityI have sought out friends Only to find rawness Of their passion; And the uniformity Of their vision.Who out there can know My cerebral verve?(Only the long dead)By King Moir I[Of Moiromma]Ah! the aimless cosmos come back to his mind as he stands on his balcony looking up into he eerie dark.
Biography of Charlotte Bronte
Charlotte Bronte (1816 -1855) Novelist and Poet.Charlotte was the daughter of the Rev.
Three Love Poems [all wicked]
Advance: Mr. Dennis Siluk's poetry can have its fire-hearted twists: as with 'Lovers'.
JOINEDHeart beat of man pounding - yet unheard joined becomes the beat of a nation.Words of man written - yet unread joined becomes a proclamation.
Rhymes of an Ordnance Man [Vietnam War: 1971]
Rhymes of an Ordnance 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.
Never Ever More
Once upon a midnight dreary, coffee cold and vision bleary, all night sat there writing COBOL, coding spread across the bed sheets, changing syntax for the mainframe, having checked 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 nothing more.
San Francisco [Almost a Sonnet]
(The city by the bay of Northern California, near which the Pacific Ocean resides; the year is 1967)Mid October seemed like some spring day,When through the poised waters, dry as lead, The ferry, like vague shadows that stand the dead,Slipped down the curved coast of Frisco bay, Rounded the Golden Gate,-and San Francisco lay, Before me, that gay city, pink and red, Hippies covered Haigh Asbury's homeless head,-My home, to be, I found stirring and grey.The waves busted on the wooden-sides; fishermenNearby with long necks, looked and cast again.
A Dose of Laughter
I'm not well. Can't you tell? Kinda low, so, give me a dose of laughter.
The Treasure of Catalina Huanca (In English and Spanish)
Note: written after seeing the little adobe 16th century church San Sebastian, in San Jeronimo, by the mountains of Huancayo, Peru, after being taken there by the Wandering Quechua guide, Enrique (4-13-2005).The Treasure of Catalina HuancaWritten by Dennis L.
I WANTED TO SAY IT WITH A BUNCH OF FLOWERS A CARD WOULD HAVE SUFFICED.I WANTED TO SAY IT WITH A PACK OF SWEETS A' HI' WOULD HAVE SUFFICED.
My hero, my best friend, my Grannio (a.k.a my Grandmother)
She raised me like I was her own daughter from the day I was born 32 years ago.She loved me like nobody else has ever loved me in my life.
Death & the Supernatural: Poetry/Five Poems
Supernatural PoetryHere are five poems,-what I call-death and supernatural poems. Perhaps a bit bizarre, a few stanzas may be, but with unfailing subtlety of course, and a ting of acuteness, but we have to hag on if we want a good ride:1.
Little Girl from Huancayo [a poem/in English and Spanish]
Little girl from HuancayoDo you really, really know? Just how fast those feet will grow,On the streets of Huancayo.Little girl with jumping jacksOn the street, looking back; Back to see whose watching her,A little boy with a bird.
Three Poems: The Monkey Man of Lima, Plus Two More
What Hides behind the Minute?What hides behind the minute? It seems, no one really knows; How many times will we wakeup, To count the minutes gone?The rose was dead when I arrived; The sword, was rusty and dull; The window curtain was open, And there was music in the hall.Oh lovely minute, where art thou? One, is not like the other-: Whirling in an earthly orbit, As the boundless world discovers.
I Saw the Universe
I can see the cerulean blue of the skiesOr the indigo 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 annual trekAlternately awakening the life in the earthAnd then fading 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 beyond 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..
The Crusader: A Search for the Virtue Inside (an excerpt of an Epic Poem)
On through the darkness she searches the bones Seeking the hand of her love; Deep in the stillness, the maid searches on, Petitioning help from above. Onward she gropes through the flesh and the blood Of the warriors disfigured and maimed; She carries no hope for the life of her love - For naught but his body she came.
Article on Poetry and Two Poems
Writing Poetry for TomorrowWhat does a man need to be a poet, or tomorrow's literary giant? Questions many a student has asked, from Harvard all the way to the community college in one's hometown. What is the answer? Well, I can give you mine, and I'm sure if you asked a hundred writers, or a hundred scholars, you'd get two hundred different answers.
The Butcher of Lima and Footprints to Mantaro Valley (Two Poems)
Footprints to Mantaro Valley (Peru; in English and Spanish)In what retreat art hid?-Where falling mountains groan In shadow and amongThe rapids of the Rio? Is not your name Mantaro Valley?Beyond the footprints of the Andes--?I can hear your voice in echoesI can hear thy voice, divinely low. I do but know thy by a glanceAs the clouds above me know? .
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