The Poets Of Fishing Gather In Oregon NPR
This weekend fishermen and fishing women gather in Astoria, Ore., to read poetry. Their work explores the modern problems of the fishing life, including climate ...
What This Poet Did After He Launched A Startup Changed Everything Forbes
Find out how this Somalian born engineer launched a tech startup and published his first book of poetry, with poetry influencing every bit of his tech work.
Poetry: The Strand Theater Adirondack Almanack
The Strand Theater of Old Forge. Rising from the bottom of an unfillable sink of inside space, the Strand Theater is a Mondrian; its meanings come rushing over
Incarcerated girls are letting their voices soar with poetry Miami Herald
Twice a week Tasha Golden walks through six secure doors to the classroom where she teaches poetry to the young women as part of their school day at ...
For Sale: Original Poetry by Bonnie and Clyde Atlas Obscura
Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow may be the United States' most famous outlaw lovers. Together, they racked up a record of murders, thefts, and kidnappings ...
Poetry spot: 'Eulogy' by Joe Salembier AZCentral
Poetry spot is part of a collaboration with local poets to bring poetry closer to the center of our everyday lives.
I always felt I wasn't clever enough for poetry. But this was like making a new exciting friend - The Guardian
I always felt I wasn't clever enough for poetry. But this was like making a new exciting friend The Guardian
I don't know anything about painters or photographers or theatre. Here's how I fell in love with poetry.
Music, poetry and sport Daily Times
... * The last column is about a sport that takes its impetus from dust that is wrestling and forms the theme of Jafri's last submission. Amjad Parvez. February 24 ...
Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry, No. 5 | Scene and Heard: Scene's News Blog Cleveland Scene
This is the fifth in a monthly series by Dave Lucas, the Poet Laureate of the State of Ohio. You can read the September Installment,...
A surprising blend of poetry, sci-fi, and âBloom Countyâ The Boston Globe
Poet Evie Shockley's collection âsemiautomaticâ was a finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. A professor of English at Rutgers University, Shockley is ...
Poetry reading elicits dreams for undocumented youths behind bars Davis Enterprise
If Julie Burns had a magic wand, she would find families for the undocumented child refugees currently housed in the Yolo County Juvenile Detention Center ...
Poetry on Guru Nanak to be translated in all languages The Tribune
Syed Ali Ahmed. Tribune News *Service*. New Delhi, February 23. Poetry written on Guru Nanak Dev in Hindi will be translated in all languages of the country, ...
Morioka: Crafts, poetry and Tohoku's bleak nature The Japan Times
Mount Iwate, an active volcano, dominates the skyline of Morioka City, just as it did in the time of poet Kenji Miyazawa (1896-1933). So inspired was he by the ...
Ghalib: A poet for all times The Tribune
TheTribune: âHuyi muddat ki 'Ghalib' mar gaya, par yaad aata hai vo har ik baat par kahna, ki yuuĂ± hota to kya hotaâ. What stirs flurries of interest in a poet, gone ...
No poetry for you: Overreaction ends Lansing prison class, with no chance for appeal - Kansas City Star
No poetry for you: Overreaction ends Lansing prison class, with no chance for appeal Kansas City Star
Arlin Buyert's poetry class at Lansing Correctional Facility has been canceled, though the prison poets did nothing wrong. And if officials can't forgive the ...
Clark County students invited to submit poetry for C-Tran buses The Columbian
A city bus trip may be an awfully mundane moment. You're just biding your time, staring out the window or staring at your phone, before getting out and getting ...
Northcoast Prep Student To Compete in State Poetry Contest Redheaded Blackbelt
Northcoast Preparatory Academy (NPA) is proud to announce that Sophomore student Acacia Castillo won the Humboldt County Poetry Out Loud contest.
'Spirits in the Air: Potent Potable Poetry' Reading Set for April 2 Noozhawk
The fifth annual âSpirits in the Air: Potent Potable Poetryâ reading will take place April 2 at The Good Lion. The reading will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ...
FROM VANDAL TO SCHOLAR: MSU's Michael Torres wins $25000 poetry fellowship Mankato Free Press
He once got a D- in English class ... and today he's teaching college English and winning $25000 fellowships.
Generation next: the rise â and rise â of the new poets The Guardian
With soaring sales and a younger, broader audience, poetry is on a high. What is behind the boom? Plus the *fresh* voices to read now.
A Boise school helps us remember and appreciate an eminent American poet Idaho Statesman
A North End school named after Longfellow has some of his beautiful prose etched in the pavement outside the school, and still awards the Henry Wadsworth ...
Diving Deep Into Poetry With New Mexico Students KUNM
In early March, ten young people representing high schools across New Mexico will stand on the stage of the St. Francis Auditorium in Santa Fe, before a.
John Keats' poetry mixes lush lyricism with social commentary The Dartmouth
Tomorrow is the 198th anniversary of John Keats' early death at age 25 from tuberculosis. Keats, one of the most prominent Romantic poets of the 19th century, ...
Rhyme meets reason as students debate the merits of poetry Laois Nationalist
A LIVELY school debate in Portlaoise was literally poetry in motion. Students proved they were well versed in eloquence as they debated the motion that 'We ...
Bethel Professor Combines her Passions for Community and Poetry Bethel University News
Professor of English Angela Shannon leads poetry workshops for middle-schoolers at St. Peter Claver Catholic School.
Hip-hop artist Watsky bridges music, poetry on tour stop Feb. 28 at Palladium Worcester Telegram
In 2011, Watsky, an award-winning slam poet, broke through in the hip-hop world when his video for âPale Kid Raps Fastâ went viral. He then built on that ...
Poetry at the library Islands' Sounder
As part of the Library's Black History Month events, they are partnering with the African-American Writers' Alliance to bring three leading poets from the Seattle ...
Ken Nordine, Surreal Poet With a Jazz Beat, Is Dead at 98 The New York Times
Ken Nordine, who improvised poetry in a silky voice to cool, vibrant musical accompaniment, creating a form of storytelling that he called âword jazz,â and that ...
Fans gather at the Kerouac House this weekend for poetry, barbecue and wine Orlando Weekly
The memory of Beat legend Jack Kerouac and his work lingers in College Park's historic Kerouac House, where the uber-Beat once lived. Known for novels...
Opelousas Junior High students read poetry at downtown cafĂ© KATC Lafayette News
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Spoken word poetry raises student voice, literacy and confidence Education Dive
From poetry slam competitions to in-class recitations, educators are using the medium to engage students in learning with topics they're passionate about.
âThe power of poetry comes when we engage other peopleâ says new Olympia poet laureate - The Olympian
âThe power of poetry comes when we engage other peopleâ says new Olympia poet laureate The Olympian
The mission of the Olympia Poet Laureate is to connect people to poetry, and that's something Sady Sparks started doing well before she was chosen for the city ...
Comedy, dinner theater, poetry and theater Arizona Daily Star
Family Friendly Improv Comedy â Unscrewed Theater, 4500 E. Speedway. Taking suggestions from the audience, performers create games and scenes right ...
âThe Queen of Jasmine Countryâ review: the poetry of pining The Hindu
In The Queen of Jasmine Country, Sharanya Manivannan takes up a formidable challenge: she re-imagines how Kodhai becomes Andal, the only woman ...
UA Poetry Center part of national coalition that received $1M grant Arizona Daily Star
The UA's Poetry Center was part of a national alliance awarded a $1 million grant that will help pay for programs, administration costs and fellowships for the ...
What Charles Bukowskiâs Glamorous Displays of Alcoholism Left Out The New York Times
A new collection of the writer's prose and poems, âOn Drinking,â makes clear how evasive he was even in his most seemingly honest work. Can Bukowski's view ...
Slam poetry breathes new life into the age-old topic of love The Dartmouth
Slam is a venue away from the traditional stuffiness of poetry, which is why it makes sense that the most fertile ground for slam is on the Internet. Both slam and ...
Culture Report: Poetry in a Time of Endless War Voice of San Diego
Jennifer Minniti-Shippey on her new book, teaching craft to youth and what it means to write in America right now. Julia Dixon Evans Â· February 19, 2019.
Fresh poetry, music coming to Greenville | Arts & Entertainment ECU The East Carolinian
An upcoming showcase will allow poets and musicians to share their work to the Greenville community, as well as perform alongside a notable North Carolinian ...
Poetry pharmacy set to open in Shropshire The Guardian
The Emergency Poet, Deborah Alma, plans to dispense literary first aid from a shop in Bishop's Castle.
Young writers bring fresh voices to coffee shop stage at local poetry slam - Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Young writers bring fresh voices to coffee shop stage at local poetry slam Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Young Columbus writers compete in local poetry slam to earn a spot on the team that will travel to Las Vegas for the Brave New Voices International Youth ...
Free gala reading kicks off historic black poetry conference Princeton University
"Black Poetry: A Conference" â a historic gathering of 42 poets â will open with a free gala reading Feb. 14 at McCarter Theatre Center's Matthews Theatre.
Hyderabad: Bringing out the poetry in women Deccan Chronicle
Hyderabad: Behind every successful man, they say, is a woman. And behind a successful woman? A tribe of other successful women. This, at least, is the case ...
Poet Susan Katz to offer workshops in Woodbury Torrington Register Citizen
WOODBURY â Internationally recognized poet, author, teacher, and language arts consultant, Susan A. Katz of Washington, Connecticut, will offer a ...
Poems from the Hoot: Next Poetry Hoot is Feb. 6 Foster's Daily Democrat
The Portsmouth Poetry Hoot, sponsored by the Portsmouth Poet Laureate Program, is usually held on the first Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at CafĂ© ...
Palatine Library Celebrates National Poetry Month Journal & Topics Newspapers Online
The Palatine Public Library District invites the public to enter its 10th annual poetry contest. Aspiring writers of all ages may submit their best original.
Students honored for poetry inspired by MLK Jr. PostBulletin.com
The words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. have inspired many through the years. On Saturday, his legacy was on display as eight students from throughout the city ...
How poetry let James Cagney reckon with a discovery that upended him San Francisco Chronicle
Last fall, J.K. Fowler, the founder of the small Oakland publisher Nomadic Press, rifled through the press' upcoming catalog of works during an interview with The ...
Poet laureate Kim Stafford to hold campus reading Feb. 26 AroundtheO
He will visit with students in the Clark Honors College and hold a public reading at the library.
The rock stars of poetry explain why the art is in demand BBC News
Jay Bernard's teenage poetry was terrible, something the award-winning poet is happy to admit. The 31-year-old south Londoner began writing at school, ...
Salisbury's Mayor to Announce City's First Poet Laureate WBOC TV 16
According to the city, Salisbury Mayor Jake Day will appoint the Poet Laureate in celebration of the third annual Salisbury Poetry Week, which is April 1-7.
Poetry event focuses on black voice empowerment Brunswickan
El Jones and Ian Keteku filled STU's Kinsella auditorium with Black empowerment and artistic agency on Feb. 7.
Not just a fluke: Wednesday Night Poetry celebrates 30 years Arkansas Times
Wednesday Night Poetry celebrated its 30th anniversary on Feb. 6, commemorating 1567 consecutive Wednesdays of weekly poetry readings since it began as ...
Beloved Penn prof. Charles Bernstein, winner of highest award in poetry, set to retire - The Daily Pennsylvanian
Beloved Penn prof. Charles Bernstein, winner of highest award in poetry, set to retire The Daily Pennsylvanian
After teaching at Penn for more than 15 years, esteemed poet and English professor Charles Bernstein is set to retire at the end of the semester. The influential ...
How three North Texas arts events morphed into a shared moment for three terrific poets - Dallas News
How three North Texas arts events morphed into a shared moment for three terrific poets Dallas News
At my age, going to a triple-header of arts events in one weekend feels like a lot. But there I was, seeing singer-songwriter Pierce Pettis on...
Pace: What Mary Oliver's poetry taught me Covington News
On Jan. 17 I lost a dear friend. Mary Oliver wasn't someone I knew personally, and I didn't even get the chance to hear her in person. But she's accompanied me ...
Don't damn the Trumps of the poetry world for making money Telegraph.co.uk
There are few things that bookish types enjoy more than a good moan about the parlous state of literature. A couple of years ago, the Washington Post greeted ...
Bremerton seeks its first poet laureate Kitsap Sun
The city's designated poet will write original works highlighting the city.
Reading to celebrate Robert Bly's 60 years of poetry MPR News
Hundreds of people are expected in Minneapolis Monday evening to attend a celebration of the poetry of Robert Bly. Now 92, Bly is credited with reshaping ...
'Tahi Saihate: Exhibiting Poetry' The Japan Times
Feb. 23-March 24 Poet Tahi Saihate is one of the Yokohama's Museum of Art's New Artist Picks (NAP) for its series of emerging artist exhibitions. She first.
The Poetry Of Disengagement: Seek Out Your Team's Intrinsic Motivators Forbes
The level of disengagement is too high not to ask the question, âHow are we, as managers, at cause?â
When poetry is a luxury The Stanford Daily
I like poetry. Maybe it's because of the abundance of Dr. Seuss books that were placed on my shelf as a kid, or maybe because of the painfully awkward and yet ...
Snapshot: Poetry of Plants at the Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur Financial Times
Karl Blossfeldt's botanical photography will soon be shown alongside the work of Jim Dine, who uses photogravure.
The revenge of Monsters Of Poetry Wortfm
The Monsters Of Poetry reading series started in 2009, and its founder, Adam Fell, wanted to shake up the format of poetry readings. Fell and his co-organizers ...
This 32-year-old poet (and firefighter) mails poems to strangers without a return address - The Washington Post
This 32-year-old poet (and firefighter) mails poems to strangers without a return address The Washington Post
Prince William County's poet laureate doesn't want people to feel pressure to reply. âRead it. Enjoy it or don't enjoy it.â
20 works of Canadian poetry to check out in spring 2019 CBC.ca
Check out these titles from Canadian poets coming out in the first half of the year.
'Roving on a winter night' music and poetry concert River Falls Journal
The Unitarian Universalist Society of River Falls will host a unique afternoon concert of music and poetry on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. featuring Fendrick and ...
Writing poetry as a step toward common ground The Christian Century
Jacinta White, a poet in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, started the Word Project as a way to help youth tell their stories through poetry. She conducts workshops ...
Meet five young writers who challenge, explore and express themselves through poetry. They will compete in the Fountain City Poetry Slam for a spot on the local team that will go to the Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam in Las Vegas - Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Meet five young writers who challenge, explore and express themselves through poetry. They will compete in the Fountain City Poetry Slam for a spot on the local team that will go to the Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam in Las Vegas Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Meet five young writers who challenge, explore and express themselves through poetry. They will compete in the Fountain City Poetry Slam for a spot on the ...
Columbus poetry slam inspired by Hamilton The Columbus Dispatch
The prize: two tickets to the touring production of the award-winning musical, opening Tuesday at the Ohio Theatre.
Youth Poetry Slam just the first step in expression soprissun.com
Jo Altmaier spends most of her time at Colorado Mountain College these days, but the Basalt High School senior really found her voice at last year's Poetry ...
Why wasnât Poetry Please in the Radio Timesâs top 30 greatest radio shows of all time? - Spectator.co.uk
Why wasnât Poetry Please in the Radio Timesâs top 30 greatest radio shows of all time? Spectator.co.uk
With the upsurge of listeners to Classic FM (now boasted to be 5.6 million listeners each week) and the imminent launch of a new commercial station, ScalaâŠ
Oakland weekend: crab fest, Black Joy Parade, slam poetry, more KGO-TV
Close out February with some wintry fun in Oakland. Whether you're into live poetry, tech, or eating all the crab you possibly can, there's an event for you. And as ...
Ann Lauterbach Expands the Possibilities of Poetry Hyperallergic
In an age dominated by literalism and an insistence on facts, what can the imagination summon into words? John YauFebruary 10, 2019 Â· Facebook Tweet ...
There is rhythm to the life, activities of the state's Poet Laureate Virginia Gazette
Henry Hart, the Mildred and J.B. Hickman professor of English and Humanities at the College of William and Mary, who is an awardâwinning poet and literary ...
In 'Kill Class,' A Poet Aims To Map The Distance Between Perspectives NPR
At her best, Nomi Stone is able to make an anthropological excavation into something beautiful and haunting, laced with double meanings. But at times she ...
Six Missoula students advance to state poetry competition The Missoulian
Students from Missoula-area schools recited the works of poets including Stephen Crane, Maya Angelou and Brenda CĂĄrdenas during a regional poetry ...
Calling all poets: A Celebration of Poetry Month Concord Monitor
NewburyCalling all poetsThe Literary Arts Guild of the Center for the Arts, Lake Sunapee Region invites all local poets to submit poems for their upcoming âA ...
Science through the eyes of poets - Warner College of Natural Resources Source
A Colorado State University scientist has curated a new book of poetry that celebrates a diverse collaboration between rangeland scientists, those who work on ...
Longtime resident is named Somervilleâs third poet laureate The Boston Globe
Somerville Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone recently named Lloyd Schwartz to serve as the city's third poet laureate. A longtime Somerville resident and widely ...
Black History Month poetry showcase to feature Flint poet, CMU student poets - Central Michigan Life
Black History Month poetry showcase to feature Flint poet, CMU student poets Central Michigan Life
A poetry showcase for Black History Month will feature Flint poet Ernest Mack of "Nobody Big Yet" and Central Michigan University student poets as special ...
Bizarre plants delightfully come to life in 'Atlas of Botanic Poetry' Mother Nature Network
When most people think of an atlas, they probably call to mind images of a hefty tome almost too large to lift. And when they think of a book about botanical ...
MSU's writer-in-residence brings award-winning poetry to campus Mississippi State Newsroom
Member of the Mvskoke (Creek) Nation, award-winning poet and musician Joy Harjo will present a public reading Feb. 27 at Mississippi State University.
âI donât get off/on pain anymoreâ: Poets turn lifeâs challenges into verse - The Washington Post
âI donât get off/on pain anymoreâ: Poets turn lifeâs challenges into verse The Washington Post
For nearly 30 years, Dorianne Laux has written about love and violence, survival and grief, in poems that are clear, compelling and insightful. In âOnly as the Day ...
Skeen reflects on establishing poetry center MSUToday
Anita Skeen, founding director of the Center for Poetry at MSU and a professor in the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities, is considered one of ...
The Peninsula's Poetry Door County Pulse
Curated by the Door County Poets Collective. Beginning in January 2019 and continuing in the first week of each month, the Door County Poets Collective will ...
N.C. Poet Laureate, N.C. A&T students share poetry with Biscuitville customers in Greensboro - Greensboro News & Record
N.C. Poet Laureate, N.C. A&T students share poetry with Biscuitville customers in Greensboro Greensboro News & Record
A Biscuitville in Greensboro served poetry with breakfast on Monday when N.C. Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green and N.C. A&T students shared their art with ...
CIDR Poetry Slam BLC News & Events
The Center for Intercultural Development and Resources (C.I.D.R.) presents a Poetry/Spoken Word Slam in The Lab coffee shop (in Luther Hall 105) as part of ...
Mill Valley librarian puts poetry in the spotlight Marin Independent Journal
Good writing, some say, seems to jump off the page. In Mill Valley, it landed on the sidewalks. Every evening at dusk, staff members at the Mill Valley library set ...
Poet Who Wrote About Milwaukee's Fair Housing Struggle Named Poet Laureate - Wisconsin Public Radio News
Poet Who Wrote About Milwaukee's Fair Housing Struggle Named Poet Laureate Wisconsin Public Radio News
Peggy Rozga has been named a Wisconsin Poet Laureate, serving as an ambassador for poetry and creativity through her 2020 term.
VOX POPULI: Poetry-loving officer possessed true grit in postwar JapanïŒThe Asahi Shimbun - Asahi Shimbun
VOX POPULI: Poetry-loving officer possessed true grit in postwar JapanïŒThe Asahi Shimbun Asahi Shimbun
Historian Kojiro Naoki, who died on Feb. 2 at the age of 100, served in the Imperial Japanese Navy d.
Jhene Aiko Shares Musings From Her Poetry Book "2Fish" HotNewHipHop
The visionary singer released her book of poems back in 2017. Neo-soul artist Jhene Aiko is always inspiring her fans to be their authentic selves, often sha...
Ghosts, poetry and tragedy inspired by Noh theater at Windward CC UH System Current News
Windward Community College presents three cross-cultural, one-act plays taking theories of Noh theater and translating them for a contemporary western ...
TRAHC hosts poetry class starting on Feb. 23 Texarkana Gazette
The Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council hosts Papers & Poetry workshops starting Feb. 23 and running monthly through May.
Micromobility: the Prose and Poetry of the Scooter-Faithful WIRED
The shared, electric scooter and bike-based industry has earned its own conferenceâeven as the hype starts to cool.
Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival: Scott Barrett wins | Photos Central Western Daily
"It was a bushman's reply to Clancy of the Overflow," Scott Barrett.
Land of westlinâ winds: the best Scottish poetry for Burns Night The Guardian
James Naughtie's picks include bashed pillows, sharp stars and sexy spacemen. What are your favourites?
Charleston's 'Soul of Poetry' event to combine meditation and spiritual poems - Charleston Post Courier
Charleston's 'Soul of Poetry' event to combine meditation and spiritual poems Charleston Post Courier
Charleston-based poet and writing instructor Matthew Foley is combining his love of meditation and words into a brand new event that will take place on Friday.
Students empower students as Galore hosts poetry reading The Daily Tar Heel
UNC students are taking the arts on campus into their own hands as the student-led nonprofit Galore hosts "Word-for-Word," a poetry reading featuring the UNC ...
Retrospective collection by Robert Bly puts poetry at the center of life Minneapolis Star Tribune
There might be little left to say about Robert Bly, the poet, critic, translator and nonagenarian whose astonishing âCollected Poemsâ is now available. Ever since ...
JOINEDHeart beat of man pounding - yet unheard joined becomes the beat of a nation.Words of man written - yet unread joined becomes a proclamation.
Four Poems: Grendels Nature...the Racetrack...Counting days...[Now in English and Spanish]
English Version1) Grendel's DivorceYou must know that I do not hateAnd that I hate you, Because everything dead has twoSides; A sound is one arm of the quiet, Ice has its warm half.I hate you in order to start hating you To begin life again And never to stop hating you: That is why I do not hate you yet.
Live For Today...
Isn't that what they say?But what does that mean?There's no definition that mayanswer that question..
Three Love Poems [all wicked]
Advance: Mr. Dennis Siluk's poetry can have its fire-hearted twists: as with 'Lovers'.
Ode to: The Ice Maiden of Ampatos Summit [now in: English and Spanish]
Dedícate to Antonio Castillo. L.
Chan Chan and The Gorriones (Two Poems in English and Spanish)
The following two poems, one in English, the other in English and Spanish were done during this ongoing trip in Peru, while in Lima, although the poem concerning: Chan Chan was oriinally started last year,while at the ancient site in Northern Peru, it was just finished recently.The Gorriones of LimaIt is fall all around me-The Gorriones are swimming in the air Underneath the Lima skyAs if-, if fish could fly?Summer has gone its wayIt is fall again I say! The birds-, they just walk on byLooking, as if, if on parade-AndThe world keeps spinning;They just do not see it Until the hour comes?When the sun goes down!?When,Things get a little dim;Yet the Gorriones keep on swimming Gracefully, swimming, in the wind-Under the Lima sky? .
Contract of Death [Now: in SPANISH and English]
Contract of DeathI heard today, the preacher say: "Daniel has warned us long ago, Of the trials and tribulations we Are now facing, with our foes?"He says the 'Antichrist' was now In Europe crying: 'peace,' and the 'Axis of Evil,' had already placed Hidden Atomic Russian weaponsUnder our feet, here in the good Ole heart of the United States; 'Palestine's cry for peace,' he adds, Is a loaded Gun for Revelation 3:10;America. A 'Contract for Death,' Is what he called it.
A Ship to Remember
You cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved.
In Poetry: Meaning of Words [And ...Rocket-belt]
In Poetry: Meaning of WordsWhen I write poetry, I check out the meaning of words for too often they sound the same, but once written, and if spelled wrong, in consequence, give a complete different meaning of what I had intended; this I call a moment of damage control. If my rhyme is flat, and my cadence is off, so what, I can survive, as long as the meaning of my words are not; and are as I meant them to be.
Storm Rising along the Lima Coast
Storm Rising along the Lima Coast [Summer of 2002]?wind was blowing furiously It never left for a moment Bursts of fury I found it difficult to keep My feet placed, thus, I clung to my knees For one blissful moment I could not now disguise it From myself Some subtle feeling Manifested itself Then the current drew Sharply away from me With her mystery-Back out into the open sea Yet-, still it roared back at me! It was an expressed release It made my head swim I noticed it kept-step With my exultation!?#761 7/14/2005Notes: There are mysteries to the sea, at times it seems as to have its own mind, its own character; as if nature was plugged into all that exist. Earth itself being an entity with its own lively soul.
AFRICA (to africans in diaspora)africa here i come, africa africa of the black soul the soul of an ancient culture the culture of your timid tribes.its your voice i hear africa your voice of the talking drums your beaded drums and the royal trumpeter the metal gong of your town crieri have come to see your music dance i have heard of your ageless minstrels have i not heard of your swinging hips! i have heard enough and have come to watch wouldn't you dance for me africaafrica here i come africa would you not show me to your tribes the timid tribes of your sweetened tongues the varied tongues of your virtuous menafrica, black soul africa tell me about your gods your gods of the sky and of the mother earth your gods of the hills and of the rivers aboundshow me to your kings africa your kings of the ancient dynasty the ancient dynasty of rusted spear and shield africa, here i come africaHEAVENLY GUESTheavenly guest heralding thunderously in its own awake pelting on men as well, the gods gathering itself drop by drop.
You Lost Your Last Gamble and Me
I will never think twice nor will I roll the dice When it comes to my life I will take my Grannio's adviceYou play the hand you're dealt when it comes to who will be your Dad - But if you bluff about a card's face value for too many years you forget you had - No Aces or King of Hearts in your original deck - But rather a worthless Joker-So Wild and Mad..
Biography of Charlotte Bronte
Charlotte Bronte (1816 -1855) Novelist and Poet.Charlotte was the daughter of the Rev.
Antidotes for an Alibi
Amy King's first full-length collection, Antidotes for an Alibi, insists that we examine the deceptive clarity of our actions and the goals that motivate us. How does one actually get from "A" to "B"-and is there ever really a "B"? What color is the white space between "A" and "B"? Upon closer inspection, surface realities reveal themselves to be porous and fragile, layered with textures and grains that lead the eye on varying pathways.
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 quickly passed 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 youthful past days, Still lively in my golden age, When all was quick and new Now wrapped in pictures and books, And friends and family were all I knew And love was shown by friendly 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 criticize my views; They tell me what I should like, And that I should be grieved-These are my fragile friends That takes the strongest liberties?I mean to take the buzzer off; And put the phone outside the door; In vain I speak to tell them why -I shan't live here anymore!#742 6/26/05A note on Style: some people ask, "What style of poetry to you like the best?" I can never answer that question; it is open-ended to me. If I feel like breaking free from tradition as in the poem of: "Old Age," so be it; and if I feel traditional verse, a stricter formal pattern should be used, as in "Boyhood," and can contribute richly to the poem, so it is.
Stone Beds [A Poem and an Advance]
Stone Beds [Pompeii's surge]Advance: after the great eruption of Pompeii's nearby volcano, Vesuvius, some two-thousand years ago in the heyday of the Roman Empire, what was left of the city were mostly ashes of stone from an unleashing furnace; it is hard to imagine what the people went through (none, not one person survived). I can only guess from the looks of the city today, and in its early excavations, its people were baked alive or asleep, like pottery.
Tale of the Brick Maker, of San Jeronimo, Peru [In English and Spanish]
Tale of the Brick Maker, Of San Jerónimo, Peru [A Cup of Sorrow]-1In the Andean mountains, within theMantaro Valley region of Peru, Isolated, secluded, tranquil, is the littlevillage of San Jerónimo. Near the village, here lay the fertile valleywith bent-grass, and huge Mountains stretching northbound,And heading towards the ocean's coast.
Rules for Writing Poetry
You've been writing poetry since that first assignment in your high school writing class. You know the rules about writing poetry, right? Are there rules? Well, if you frequent the poetry forums across the Internet as much as I do, you'd find that there are a lot of amateur poets who adamantly declare that there are no rules for writing poetry and if someone even suggests reading poetry or books on poetry, many of the amateur poets will throw up a defensive front.
A Dose of Laughter
I'm not well. Can't you tell? Kinda low, so, give me a dose of laughter.
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