Celebrate National Poetry Month With the New Yorker Poetry Bot The New Yorker
Just in time for National Poetry Month, the New Yorker Poetry Bot is back! Launched in 2017, to celebrate the magazine's ninety-second anniversary, the bot ...
"Poetry on the Porch" will host two poets to discuss poetry in the South The Daily Tar Heel
The Love House, the headquarters for the Center for the Study of the American South, which is hosting the Poetry on the Porch event with Southern Culture ...
8 More of the Best Poetry Podcasts for Your Ears Book Riot
For your listening pleasure, we've rounded up some of the best poetry podcasts out there, from classics to five-minute poems.
The National Student Poets Program's Teens Fight for Poetry Vulture
The National Student Poets Program had its main sponsor cut by Donald Trump. The 2019 honorees â Heather Laurel Jensen, Darius Atefat-Peckham, Ariana ...
8 excellent Latino poetry books for National Poetry Month NBCNews.com
April is National Poetry Month, and we look at the diversity and breadth of the Latino experience through books and anthologies by acclaimed poets like Richard ...
As a doctor in the ICU, I sometimes feel helpless. Poetry provides solace STAT
The first time I was in an intensive care unit as a medical student, I wondered if I should pray. The patient was unconscious. A tube secured in his mouth ...
Instagram Poetry: You Might As Well Accept It Daily Utah Chronicle
Judgment call â minimalist and profound, or formulaic and maudlin? If you've run into Rupi Kaur's âMilk and Honeyâ or have ever opened Instagram, you've ...
Robots and poetry come alive at Black Imagination conference The Architect's Newspaper
The Architect's Newspaper is the most authoritative voice on architecture and design in the United States.
Renowned Poet Joins Georgia Tech Poetry Department Atlanta Jewish Times
Ilya Kaminsky is an internationally praised poet, winner of numerous honors and awards and, most recently, was named Georgia Tech's Bourne Poetry Chair.
Author to present poetry and video Leader-Telegram
"Text & Image -- Poemeo (poetry video)," by Heid E. Erdrich, will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday in Woodland Theater at UWâEau Claire's Davies Center.
Stanley Plumly, Lyrical Poet Influenced by Keats, Dies at 79 The New York Times
Stanley Plumly, an award-winning former poet laureate of Maryland whose poignant narratives were inspired by the beauty and transcendence of John Keats's ...
Review: Kelly Fordon's new poetry is an unsentimental look at marriage and motherhood - Michigan Radio
Review: Kelly Fordon's new poetry is an unsentimental look at marriage and motherhood Michigan Radio
In her new collection of poems, Goodbye Toothless House, Michigan writer Kelly Fordon takes aim at the idealized facade of marriage and motherhood. Ann.
'Poetry is so alive': 3 local students competing in national poetry competition CBC.ca
Poetry in Voices is a recitation competition that's been around for nine years. Students from 1400 schools across Canada are participating.
Petaluma poet sur-prized by Pulitzer KGO-TV
PETALUMA, Calif. (KGO) -- A Bay Area poet named a Pulitzer Prize recipient this week was recognized for a book of poems that many would consider "dark.
The life and death of Chinese poetryâs mystical martyr SupChina
Obscure during his lifetime, Zha Haisheng has â since killing himself in 1989 â become one of the most popular and influential poets of contemporary China, ...
A young poet shaped by religious language The Christian Century
Nate Marshall is a poet and rapper whose work about growing up on the South Side of Chicago, Wild Hundreds, was awarded the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry ...
The Poetry CafĂ©: Feeding mind, body and soul for 11 years | The NC Triad's altweekly - Triad City Beat
The Poetry CafĂ©: Feeding mind, body and soul for 11 years | The NC Triad's altweekly Triad City Beat
There is a brick-walled haven on Triad Stage's third and final floor, the Upstage Cabaret, where the Poetry CafĂ© lives and breathes on the second Friday and ...
First Poetry Crawl Staged in Downtown Fayetteville kuaf.com
A poetry crawl , featuring the works of the late Arkansas poet C.D. Wright, will take place April 20 starting at noon at Fayetteville Public Library. The.
Jewish Professor and Poet Discusses His New Book of Poetry Algemeiner
Baruch November is a professor of English at Touro College in Manhattan. His poems have appeared in The Forward, The Jewish Journal, Paterson Literary ...
Running on Coffee: And the Pulitzer for poetry goes to... Reading Eagle
Earlier this week the Pulitzer Prizes for the arts and journalism were announced, which included the prize for poetry, awarded to Forrest Gander for.
5 New Books on Poetry Pulitzer Winner Forrest Ganderâs Reading List Vulture
Poet Forrest Gander, who earned the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, on five books on his reading list: C.D. Wright's Casting Deep Shade, Arthur Sze's Sight Lines, ...
Poetry Corners marks 20 years of verse viewing Bainbridge Island Review
Watch out for low-hanging verse. Poetry Corners, a month-long exhibition of poster-sized poems during April, National Poetry Month, is this year celebrating its ...
Poetry in motion: Sierra Poetry Festival commemorates National Poetry Month - The Union of Grass Valley
Poetry in motion: Sierra Poetry Festival commemorates National Poetry Month The Union of Grass Valley
Did you know poetry is the fastest growing artform in the United States? The Nevada County Arts Council is working to make certain you do. In fact it is,
Poem in Your Pocket Day: 'Song of Myself' (Verse 52) by Walt Whitman Cherry Hill Courier Post
We are celebrating Poem in Your Pocket Day and National Poetry Month with a poem by Walt Whitman for you to share.
Poetry celebrated at DeKalb library DeKalb Daily Chronicle
DeKALB â The DeKalb Public Library will host its second poetry night in celebration of Poetry Month at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Two local poets will read their ...
Valley Verses: Conway resident to release first poetry collection, âKairosâ The Recorder
A first glance at the elevated diction and usage of the sonnet form in Conway resident Libby Maxey's poetry might make readers believe it's inaccessible.
Jammin' for poetry: Students perform prose | Merrimack Valley Eagle-Tribune
NORTH ANDOVER â With April vacation only two or three hours away, 50 or so students and a few adults produced the annual North Andover High School ...
Enter Our Classical Chinese Poetry Illustration Contest! That's Online
Help the classics live on by creating your own illustrations of China's timeless traditions.
Shaping the world through poetry Sentinel & Enterprise
In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Leominster Public Library is hosting a poetry reading event featuring U-Meleni Mhlaba-Adebo, author of "Soul ...
The Universal Notebook: The art of poetry The Forecaster
âWhen you are a famous poet in America,â John Ashbery once observed, âyou are not famous.â Unlike most everything else in America, including many other art ...
Riversideâs Payton Green wins Grand Slam poetry event The Spokesman-Review
A Grand Slam isn't just a breakfast served at Denny's. On April 10, 14 students from area high schools faced off in the inaugural Northern vs. Valley Grand Slam ...
âA golden age of poetry and power of which this noondayâs the beginning hourâŠâ - Ukiah Daily Journal
âA golden age of poetry and power of which this noondayâs the beginning hourâŠâ Ukiah Daily Journal
Abraham Lincoln died at 7:22 am. yesterday, 154 years ago. America doesn't write much public poetry these days. Plenty of poetry, of course, but not much ...
Listen: Seamus Heaney celebrated - The Poetry Programme RTE.ie
In this week's Poetry Programme on RTĂ Radio 1, Olivia O'Leary was joined by Kerry-based poet Paddy Bushe, and the programme remembered Seamus ...
Kids' Corner: New children's poetry at the Cloverdale Regional Library Sonoma West
Because April is National Poetry Month, I decided to give poetry its space in this column to share with other books for children. The new releases that we are ...
Ann Cannon: Poetry recommendations for the kids in your life Salt Lake Tribune
Dear Readers âą Here's the deal. Little kids like poetry. No, really. They do! Especially if it has a good beat and you can dance to it. It's only after we send them off ...
10th annual Robert Frost Foundation's poetry night to air on TV Andover Townsman
The 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Robert Frost Foundation's Poetry Night will be aired on local cable TV in Andover, Methuen and Lawrence starting next ...
Photos: RenĂ©e Adams leads Del Ray poetry walk Alexandria Times
RenĂ©e Adams, the creator and curator of a Del Ray poetry fence, led a poetry walk down Mount Vernon Avenue on April 6. During the walk, Adams took ...
Poetry spot: 'His Gun Shooting, a Vigilante' by Sylvia Chan AZCentral
Poetry spot is part of a collaboration with local poets to bring poetry closer to the center of our everyday lives.
The Poet of Premature Endings The Atlantic
In his work for The Atlantic, W. S. Merwin often wrote about time slipping away and goals remaining just out of reach.
Poetry celebration underway Waupaca County News
People may create blackout poems at the Waupaca Area Public Library this month. Angie Landsverk Photo. TagsNational Poetry Month WaupacaWaupaca ...
How to Write Poetry About Conflict The Atlantic
In the late '70s, Carolyn ForchĂ© traveled to El Salvador on the eve of its civil war, knowing little about the country. Crucially, she understood how little she knew.
Five Cambridge poets will see their work imprinted on the sidewalk this fall Boston.com
On Tuesday, Cambridge continued its tradition of giving poetry a stamp of permanence. That is, the city announced the winners of its Sidewalk Poetry Contest, ...
Florida Florida Public Library hosts Spring Poetry CafĂ© on April 26 The Warwick Advertiser
The Florida Public Library will host the 13th anniversary of its popular Poetry CafĂ© for adults age 16 and up on Friday, April 26. This will be the 53rd cafĂ© in the ...
West Seattle Wednesday: From light rail to poetry and way beyond... West Seattle Blog
First, a reminder of our special seasonal guide: HOLY WEEK/EASTER/PASSOVER: Events all week, from services to egg hunts (and a few extras) through ...
Julian to Read from Poetry Debut County 3
Former Sheridan resident Tyler Truman Julian will read from his full-length poetry debut, âWyoming: The Next Question to Ask (to Answer)â at the Inner Circle at ...
Linda Gregg, award-winning poet of lines like âchiseled marble,â dies at 76 Washington Post
Linda Gregg, an award-winning poet whose muse followed her in her wanderings from the wilds of California to the rugged hills of Greece, from the Texas desert ...
In David Bakerâs nature poetry, devastation lurks always in the background The Washington Post
David Baker published his first book of poetry, âHaunts,â in 1985. That title, both noun and verb, says a lot about the tone and tenor of the poetry Baker has ...
5 YA Poetry Audiobooks Read By the Author Book Riot
Poetry is meant to be read aloud! To celebrate National Poetry Month, enjoy these five YA poetry audiobooks, all read by their authors!
Students experience poetry, prof-rock at final Wellspring event of 2018-19 year - Central Michigan Life
Students experience poetry, prof-rock at final Wellspring event of 2018-19 year Central Michigan Life
Poetry, fiction and rock 'n' roll were all featured at the final Wellspring Literary Series event of the 2018-19 academic year.
Humanities Kansas announces Topekan Huascar Medina as 2019-21 poet laureate - The Garden City Telegram
Humanities Kansas announces Topekan Huascar Medina as 2019-21 poet laureate The Garden City Telegram
Huascar Medina calls himself a helianthus â a type of sunflower that has planted a seed in Kansas, taken root and is now blooming.Medina is a Topekan, ...
MFA Instructor Kwame Dawes Wins Prestigious Windham-Campbell Prize for Poetry Pacific University
MFA Faculty Member Kwame Dawes was honored for his poetry by the judges of the prestigious Windham-Campbell Prizes. The award was announced in ...
Libraries Provide Exhibit for Walton Arts Center Poetry Crawl Saturday - University of Arkansas Newswire
Libraries Provide Exhibit for Walton Arts Center Poetry Crawl Saturday University of Arkansas Newswire
A Poetry Crawl in celebration of National Poetry Month is set for this Saturday, April 20. It starts at the Fayetteville Public Library, leads to KUAF Radio and then ...
Plenty of Comedy, Dinner Theater, Poetry and Theater in Tucson Arizona Daily Star
Back to the Past â The Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway. It's the 1980s and happy-go-lucky teenager, Mikey MacFry, gets mixed up in the crack-pot ...
Poetry at work strategy+business Today
The brilliant poet Wallace Stevens spent his career in the insurance industry. To what extent did these two aspects of his life nourish one another?
Stanley Plumly, Md. poet laureate who wrote of nature and memory, dies at 79 Washington Post
Stanley Plumly, a poet and University of Maryland professor who served as the state's poet laureate for nine years and also published well-regarded nonfiction ...
Stanley Plumly, former Maryland poet laureate, dies Baltimore Sun
Stanley Plumly, Maryland's former poet laureate and a respected University of Maryland faculty member who taught creative writing, died of complications of ...
Poetry at McLeod returns on Sun. April 28 with activist poet Glenis Redmond Charleston City Paper
The latest installment in the Poetry at McLeod series will feature âImagination Activistâ poet Glenis Redmond. The reception and reading will be held at McLeod ...
Local poet remembers Donald Hall, Jane Kenyon at event Concord Monitor
In honor of National Poetry Month, poet Wesley McNair will offer a recollection of his literary friendship with Donald Hall and Jane Kenyon, which began in the ...
Up to 12 poets will compete in a poetry slam at Kishwaukee DeKalb Daily Chronicle
MALTA â In celebration of National Poetry Month, up to 12 poets will take the stage for a Poetry Slam from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 30 in the Student Lounge, ...
These students found rhythm, art and joy through poetry Miami Herald
Listening to poems in English and Spanish from Shel Siliverstein, Francisco Xavier AlarcĂłn and E.E. Cummings, students at the Brucie Ball Education Center ...
Workshop Helps Kids Find Language And Poetry Without Words WJCT NEWS
April is national poetry month and the O, Miami poetry festival wants to reach every resident of Dade County with a poemâincluding a group of South Florida.
Linda Gregg, award-winning poet who explored love and loss, dies at 76 Los Angeles Times
Linda Gregg, an award-winning poet whose muse followed her in her wanderings from the wilds of Northern California to the rugged hills of Greece, from the ...
Three Poets Who Find Meaning, and Material, in Lived Experience The New York Times
David Orr's âDangerous Household Items,â John Koethe's âWalking Backwardsâ and Sarah Gambito's âLoves Youâ celebrate daily moments in very different ...
In his nature poetry, earthly devastation lurks always in the background The Daily Herald
David Baker published his first book of poetry, âHaunts,â in 1985. That title, both noun and verb, says a lot about the tone and tenor of the poetry Baker has ...
Heartbreaking poetry George Michael wrote at 11-years-old proves the star's early talent - Smooth Radio
Heartbreaking poetry George Michael wrote at 11-years-old proves the star's early talent Smooth Radio
Poems written by George Michael when he was just 11-years-old demonstrates the star's amazing writing ability from a very young age. The complex and ...
Metaphors, Medicine, And The Poetry Of Science Science Friday
April is National Poetry Month, a time of readings, outreach programs, and enthusiastic celebration of the craft. And for a special Science Friday celebration, we'll ...
Poetry celebrated at Carnegie event The Turlock Journal
In honor of National Poetry Month, the Carnegie Arts Center presents âPoetry Overturned: Ladies of the Knight.â
Library to host tribute to poet Mary Oliver | Arts The Star Democrat
Copies of poems to be discussed available. EASTON â The Talbot County Free Library, in partnership with the Poetry at Noon group, at 6 p.m. Monday, April 22 ...
Kate Clanchy: âPoetry makes children feel important, that theyâre heardâ The Guardian
The writer and schoolteacher on poetry's power to inspire the young.
Poetry event slated at Hawks Nest | News The Fayette Tribune
ANSTED â In celebration of National Poetry Month, the African American Heritage Family Tree Museum in Ansted is sponsoring an event Saturday, April 13 at ...
Palm Beach poet returns home for two events OnMilwaukee.com
Shandle Chapman wrote her first poem in Milwaukee at age 14. Now a grown woman and mother, she returns to share her latest work at two events this ...
Eco-Poets take the stage The LumberJack
Three poets read for national poetry month at Northtown Books.
Poetry spot: National Poetry Month celebrates the power of verse AZCentral
Since its inception in 1996, educators and poets have celebrated National Poetry Month (April) by infusing our schools and communities with the power of verse.
Poetry That Bears Witness to a Changing Natural World The New Yorker
Dan Chiasson on David Baker, a poet of American anti-pastoral who renders both the landscape and the forces that imperil it.
Fun Ideas for Poetry Month | | wfsb.com WFSB
April is poetry month and family and lifestyle blogger Julie Kieras is here with fun games and activities to get the kids excited about poetry. To see more products ...
Deaf poet Raymond Antrobus wins Ted Hughes award BBC News
London poet Raymond Antrobus, who was thought to be dyslexic with severe learning disabilities until his deafness was discovered at the age of six, has won ...
Queer Poetry Collections to Read During National Poetry Month Book Riot
Pick up these queer poetry collections for National Poetry Month, or any month, and discover diverse voices as *fresh* as they are powerful.
In turbulent times, Richard Blanco creates 'bridges of empathy' in new poetry book NBCNews.com
Richard Blanco builds on his role as a civic poet in his new book, âHow to Love a Country," tackling national issues such as gun violence, immigration, gay ...
3 Alaska Native Poets For You To Read ASAP Book Riot
I live on stolen, originally Indigenous land in Alaska. Because of this, it's important to me that I seek out Indigenous voices, like Alaska Native poets.
Open Mic Poetry at Paterson Public Library Thursday TAPinto.net
PATERSON, NJ- The final open mic in honor of National Poetry Month will be held on Thursday at the Paterson Public Library. Set to begin at 6:00 p.m., the ...
Oregon Poet Laureate Hits The Road Jefferson Public Radio
Reading the name of Oregon's current Poet Laureate can make people do a double-take. Because his name is Stafford. Kim Stafford . He is the ninth poet.
Portland's CafĂ© Review marks 30 years of curating poetry from around the world Press Herald
The CafĂ© Review began humbly, as 16 mimeographed sheets of paper stapled together. The poets who gathered regularly at Woodfords CafĂ© in Portland ...
In new book of poetry, Richard Blanco reflects on an ever-changing America Press Herald
Richard Blanco's sense of duty shifted when he delivered a poem on the steps of the U.S. Capitol for Barack Obama's second inauguration, an event now ...
KwamĂ© Alexander on the intersection between his children's books and poetry Los Angeles Times
Author KwamĂ© Alexander visited the L.A. Times studio at the Festival of Books for a video chat about his poetry and children's books.
Hannah Sullivan wins inaugural John Pollard Foundation International Poetry Prize The Irish Times
Oxford professor's debut collection Three Poems has already won the TS Eliot Prize.
Poet Laureate KaNikki Jakarta brings 'real life fiction' to Alexandria Alexandria Times
By Cody Mello-Klein | firstname.lastname@example.org KaNikki Jakarta was born with the words of Nikki Giovanni and Maya Angelou in her head. While.
W. S. Merwinâs Poems of Ethical Care The Atlantic
The Pulitzer Prizeâwinning poet, who died last week at 91, found an enduring language to express his anguish at what human exploitation has done to the ...
Second annual James Larkin Pearson Poetry Competition winners announced Watauga Democrat
FERGUSON â The Second James Larkin Pearson Poetry Competition was held last Saturday at Whippoorwill Academy and Village in Ferguson, N.C. North ...
In âMagical Negro,â Morgan Parkerâs Poems Challenge White Ideas of Blackness - The New York Times
In âMagical Negro,â Morgan Parkerâs Poems Challenge White Ideas of Blackness The New York Times
Parker's third collection provides its audience a space to celebrate black excellence and black joy as well as to commiserate about injustice.
There are dark stirrings in Brexiteersâ sudden fixation with poetry The Guardian
Geoffrey Cox et al are casting themselves as epic heroes fighting for a return to a purer past, says cultural historian Edward Sugden.
San Jose students give new meaning to âtrashy poetryâ The Mercury News
Inspirational verses written by the 20 student winners of the "Litter-ature" competition are being installed on 500 trash cans in the city.
Earth Day Poetry Walk at High Point State Park New Jersey Monthly
Come enjoy the beautiful views of High Point State Park while reading poetry outside. What a great way to celebrate Earth Day! Nature-related poems, by ...
13 New Poetry Collections You Need To Read This Spring Bustle
If you're having a rough go of it this spring, don't worry. I've got 11 poetry collections to read that will reflect your inner world and open you up to a whole new ...
Should Walt Whitman Be #Cancelled? JSTOR Daily
Black America talks back to "The Good Gray Poet" at 200.
National Poetry Month: âStill Life With Wadded Paper Towelsâ By Paige QuiĂ±ones - Houston Public Media
National Poetry Month: âStill Life With Wadded Paper Towelsâ By Paige QuiĂ±ones Houston Public Media
In this sound portrait, we meet poet Paige QuiĂ±ones. She tell us how poetry changed her life in college, her interest in exploring the ends of relationships and her ...
Poetry Matters One Soul and One Orbit at a Time Dissident Voice
I think poetry, if it's going to be really engaging and engaged, has to be able to come at the issues of our lives from all kinds of angles and all kinds of.
Listen up: Four poets have something to say about race, gender and violence The Washington Post
In his searing âThe Traditionâ (Copper Canyon), Jericho Brown illustrates how racism and violence have shaped both the past and the present, our national ...
National Poetry Month: LGBTQ Poets Who Inspire Human Rights Campaign
This year, HRC is celebrating National Poetry Month by asking young people nationwide to write poems about what equality means to them and share them with ...
American Life in Poetry: 'Taking Turns' The Spokesman-Review
I like this poem for the way it portrays the manner in which we study the behavior of others and project our own experiences onto their lives.
From poem to plate: Get Litâs newest addition pairs poetry with a 12-course meal - The Spokesman-Review
From poem to plate: Get Litâs newest addition pairs poetry with a 12-course meal The Spokesman-Review
The Four Seasons dinner is a fundraiser and new addition to the Get Lit line up.
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.
Testimony to the Night [In English and Spanish]
In the quiet of the arctic night- In its deep northern skies, Dim are the lights, in its coldEvening frost?! Even the stars of the arctic Seem silently stone frozen!Here, here is where you find Peace and the beast within-! Remote, no ears or wordsTo clutter the mind To entrench the throat; Here, here is where you die?(for a moment).Here, the sky has eternal eyes Eyes with cosmic tides Tides that never rest: they warWith the Universe- Likened to a dark deep abyss; Endless and never resting?Here my eyes seek and search In countless hours, ebbing and Sweeping the heavens aboveNumbing, changeless- Are the cosmos, the heavens? Here resides a strange peace?Here, resides a strange peace With an army of stars to defeat Shinning, silently in the darkThe ebbing, eldritch dark; Time has no relevance here, Here, resides a strange, peace?Cold and oddly numb are my feet, As I look up, upon the many bridges One star bridging the next-as if,If Kings and Queens were Guarding them-the Hosts- O-Yes! A strange, strange peace?Ah! Praise, praise be to thee, to thee Flaming, blazing firmaments-ye, Ye, remind me not, of the wars I left,Of the foes, divine immortals?The enemies that never rest Ah! Praise, praise be to thee, to theeI hear music, harmony from afar (there) There are storms hidden in a storehouse, For tomorrow-war beyond, beyondOrion's dust?perpetual dust; There, there the sun is dim to bleak.
Two Poems, with Figurative Language
Says Mr. Dennis Siluk, when asked to review his poetry somewhat, for he hesitates all the time when I ask him to so; I can tell you.
A Poem - By Lorraine KemberIt was a day like any other and mother, father, sister, brother, were carrying out the customs of their land. When suddenly without warning, Mother Nature came calling, shook the earth and stole the ocean from the sand.
Sleep, Dreams, and a Poem
The Incubus' Flash-lightHe looked inside my head And found a dreamHe didn't like-;As I looked back at him, I found an incubus Shinning a light(and stole this poem from him-last night).Thoughts: Dreams and Poetry: in dreams we let go of our inhibitions; in poetry we write them back out.
It Was Not Me
It was not me as I am now. It was not me as I was then.
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.
Ode to: The Ice Maiden of Ampatos Summit [now in: English and Spanish]
Dedícate to Antonio Castillo. L.
Take some time to stop and look at nature. Pick up a rock or two and think about where it might have started out and what it might have gone through to end up where you found it.
Ed Gallagher Dec. 11, 1907 - Sept.
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? .
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.
Two Poems: San Jeronimo Brook & [in English and Spanish]
Fair Andes! Thy arms reach highOf iron-woven solid stone Thu art a condor to the skyOf glory hidden in thy heartSo many paths, a maze of art?In thy old, Mantaro ValleyWhere adobes, breathe and tremble Beyond your rustic shadowsThere lays the prettiest of brooksIs my heart, within its stream!My image deeply carved, rippledIn its undiluted shallow watersWaiting, just waiting for me?As it opens up, opens up my soulMy rippled soul-searching-eyes!..
Have you ever experienced infatuation with someone you know is not a good match for you? Or how about an interesting relationship that roots itself deep in your memory..
Two Poems on the Traditions of Peru [in English and Spanish]
Atahualpa's Game [Peruvian]Sometimes, it's not wise To share your wisdom ---as did, Atahualpa (The Inca King) in the Game of chess; thereafter, He was condemned to death.6/6/05 #713Note: Atahualpa, was the most famous of the Inca Kings, in the 16th century of Peru, I do relieve, and was held for ransom by the Spaniards.
Beautiful Dreamer, Stephen Foster, Americas First Folk Song Writer
"Beautiful Dreamer" was written by Stephen Foster just before his death in 1864 at age 37. The song became one of his most famous and most popular.
Four Poems: Two for the Devil, Two for Peru
Here is some witty poetry (not sure if that is the proper word: witty, but it will do): one poem on the Aztec year 2012, a year that has been in the public's eye quite a lot; one on cloning, and the biblical end time events--which, if I may add seems ripe for the monster events that are said to take place; and two poems dealing with some tradtions of Peru; one imparticular, on vacationing, where not to go; all the makings for some thought.Aztec BabyOn December 25, 2012 AD The Devil had an idea- He'd clone himself In the form of a baby; Called the Antichrist.
The Dead God of Copan (in English and Spanish)
English VersionAnd the Death God said: "Let it rise to its glory in the Rio Valley-for a season; then let it be gone, we shall call it Copan?"Prologue: Empires come and go, liken to cosmic events, or the storms around the world: Atlantis, Mu, Greece, Persia, Rome, the Inca Nation, and even the great Maya heroic times of Copan, in Central America. All came and all left, one way or another; now just dust and artifacts in the spiral of time.
THe Monster Mash, A Graveyard SMASH (short story I wrote when I was 11)
The Monster Mash The Graveyard SmashHave you heard of the Monster Mash? I suppose 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.
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.
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