Poet Michael Robbins offers picks for best poetry collections of 2018 Chicago Tribune
Poet and critic Michael Robbins offers his picks for best poetry collections of 2018, from a debut by Vanessa Couto Johnson to a new translation of Bertolt Brecht.
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 ‚ÄĒ 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.
Reedsburg poetry contest announced | Community | wiscnews.com Reedsburg Times Press
Reedsburg ArtsLink's 20 Poems Project gathers poetry that reflects life in Reedsburg submitted by those with a strong connection to the community and features ...
From an Iconoclast and an Icon, Poems of Personal and Public Transformation The New York Times
In ‚ÄúEvolution,‚ÄĚ Eileen Myles makes us reconsider the nature of experience and imagination.
Our favourite books of the year, and prose poetry with Claudia Rankine ‚Äď books podcast - The Guardian
Our favourite books of the year, and prose poetry with Claudia Rankine ‚Äď 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.
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 ...
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 ...
Tues. Book Club Celebrates With Poetry, Prose, Song Greeneville Sun
Tuesday Book Club members celebrated the season at the home of Mrs. John M. Jones Jr. Dec. 4 with a program entitled, ‚ÄúChristmas Reflections in Poetry, ...
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 ...
'I Write Where I Want To Be': Spoken Word Poet Andrea Gibson WUWM
Andrea Gibson 's poetry covers a wide spectrum of topics, including gender, love, loss, family and mental health. Their (Gibson prefers the they/their/them.
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, ...
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 ...
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...
Robin Robertson: ‚ÄėWriting poetry has very little to do with the intellect‚Äô 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.
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.
Kirk Judd remembers renowned West Virginia writer Joseph Barrett Huntington Herald Dispatch
Like a circuit minister riding to and fro to spread the good news of the gospel, West Virginia poet Kirk Judd is criss-crossing the state these days dropping into ...
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 ‚ÄúGun Metal.‚ÄĚ It turns out she'd stolen those words from Rachel McKibbens.
Paul Andersen: The poetry of a snowy winter day Aspen Times
Descent in a Snow Storm‚ÄĚHe clicks his boxy boots into bindings/And glides off down the steepening hill./The snow is white, the wind is blinding/His tracks they ...
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, ‚ÄúWe Play a Game‚ÄĚ (Yale University Press; $20), we enter an elusive world of syllables and animals, where past and ...
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 ...
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: ‚ÄėEstelle‚Äô 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 ...
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.
Hollywood Has Long Turned to Novelists for Help. But Poets? The New York Times
In her new film ‚ÄúThe Kindergarten Teacher,‚ÄĚ Maggie Gyllenhaal plays a frustrated aspiring poet who discovers that a boy in her kindergarten class may be a ...
Poetry in motion! Frome Times
The village of Chesterblade must be one of Somerset's most closely guarded secrets. Nestled timelessly below the huge Iron Age fort they call The Knoll, the ...
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, ...
Poetry for people who hate poetry The Clermont Sun
This is a love story. I don't know exactly where or when it begins‚ÄĒonly that it's led me here, writing to you about how and why I fell in love with poetry‚Ä¶
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 ...
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 ...
Caedmon College Whitby lands ¬£2,000 for poetry machines Whitby Today
The English Department and Creative Club at Caedmon College Whitby have secured ¬£2000 for a project that will see Poetry Machines planted at scenic spots ...
Can Poetry Help Us Create Meaning Out Of Despair? wgbh.org
Poet Richard Blanco highlighted his favorite works by poet Ada Lim√≥n, which are united by a common theme of searching for meaning in "seeming oblivion."
Jackson native pens poetry South Alabamian
A Twitter post changed the trajectory of a Jackson native's hobby. Jennifer Lee Smith had been writing poetry for months as a means of processing and coping ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.'
Susan Middleton wins Beals Prize For Poetry Athol Daily News
WINCHENDON ‚ÄĒ A panel of three distinguished judges recently proclaimed Susan Middleton of Ashfield the winner of the first Beals Prize for Poetry for her ...
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 ¬∑ Save. Read more. The Made in Nigeria Poetry show is returning to Lagos this December. The show, which has met with critical acclaim, has ...
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.
Tan Lin shares poetry, film in Literary Arts event The Brown Daily Herald
Poet and filmmaker Tan Lin presented selections of his work in the McCormack Family Theater Tuesday night. Though the event was labeled as a poetry ...
Berkeley‚Äôs beloved ‚ÄėBubble Lady‚Äô poet dies The Mercury News
BERKELEY ‚ÄĒ Julia Vinograd, who brought bubbles and poetry to all she met during the more than 50 years she ambled along Telegraph Avenue, has died.
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 ‚ÄĒ such as , a tercet , perhaps ‚ÄĒ. where this ...
Luciana Souza's New Recording, "The Book of Longing" Translates Poetry into Jazz Forbes
On her new recording, ‚ÄúThe Book of Longing,‚ÄĚ Luciana Souza marries poetry and Jazz in an idiom all her own with spare accompaniment and her uniquely ...
Hawks‚Äô Omari Spellman inspires kids to find their voice through poetry Rolling Out
The gymnasium was filled with dozens of children who were excited to be in the presence of professional basketball player Omari Spellman. Smiles covered ...
Voth: Remembering Peter Everwine, the Patriarch of Fresno Poets gvwire.com
Joseph Voth remembers Peter Everwine, who died Oct, 28, as having the "quietest" but arguably the "strongest" voice among the great Fresno poets.
Here's to another poetry plagiarism scandal ‚Äď 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 ...
American Life in Poetry: ‚ÄėThe Girl from Panama‚Äô 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 ...
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 ...
Little Jana‚Äôs tribute to the brother who lived just one week wins first place in Red Room poetry prize - Daily Telegraph
Little Jana‚Äôs 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 ...
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 ...
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' ‚Äď but that argument silences the possibilities offered by new voices.
Poems to Uplift and Inspire Young Adults The New York Times
From the fantastical to the natural, these ‚Äúhappy‚ÄĚ poetry collections are perfect for readers of all ages.
Laura Dzubay: Poetry playlist for the end of the semester The Michigan Daily
The end of the semester comes with a wide variety of emotions attached to it. Personally, I couldn't be more excited to go home and take a break with my family ...
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.
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 ‚ÄĒ 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 ...
Earl Sweatshirt: Some Rap Songs review ‚Äď 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 ...
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 ...
Kudos to Jersey City for giving poet voice, platform | Jersey Journal editorial NJ.com
Thanks to Jersey City and its arts council, a young poet's voice now has a broader reach. Last month, Rashad Wright, 24, was named the city's first poet laureate ...
News Poetry: How to Love a Monster The Colorado Independent
It's all in my head, the morning news, mourning cities and synagogues. I sit here muttering until my mouth goes dry, fingers cramp around the pen. Sorrow is ...
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 ...
I wanted to write a poetry book as good as the one I had aged seven The Irish Times
Kate Wilson: I wanted also to make a book that helped people see the natural world.
Reviews: Three collections of poetry explore gender, race and family Minneapolis Star Tribune
POETRY: Three new collections explore gender, love, race and family.
First Lines ‚ÄĒ a poetry column Yellow Springs News
Poet William Stafford visited Yellow Springs in 1984 to read at First Presbyterian. One can imagine that the pacifist poet, raised a Quaker, drew an eager ...
'I'm tired of grieving': Afghan policewomen turn to poetry for solace Stars and Stripes
The policewomen pen verses about the stresses of life ‚ÄĒ war, terrorism and the difficulties of being a woman in the male-dominated country.
100 years ago: Grandson of a poet perhaps broke ordinance Red Bluff Daily News
Apparently the term ‚Äúspeeding,‚ÄĚ as applied to automobiles and dry ordinances, is after all only a relative term. And when the matter is called to the attention of a ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
South African Anti-Apartheid Veteran Tapped For Top Poetry Prize charlestonchronicle.net
A grand old man of liberation poetry, Mongane Wally Serote, the poet of the revolution and one of the foremost South African poets to emerge during the Black ...
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.
Poetry plagiarism: All the twists in row surrounding Deepa Nisanth and Sreechithran - The News Minute
Poetry plagiarism: All the twists in row surrounding Deepa Nisanth and Sreechithran The News Minute
On Thursday, writer, teacher and occasional orator Deepa Nisanth, teaching at the Sree Kerala Varma College in Thrissur, was accused of plagiarising a poem.
Best books of 2018: Poetry Financial Times
The Coming of the Little Green Man, by John Agard, Bloodaxe Books, RRP¬£9.95. In the year when we learnt of the damage and cruelty that the UK's ...
Okie from Muskogee: Steward finds herself through poetry Muskogee Daily Phoenix
Two things have long weighed on Jessica Steward's heart ‚ÄĒ serving her country and sharing her emotions. She said she had wanted to be in the military for as ...
Natalie Diaz poetry touches on Native Americans and other topical issues Purdue Exponent
The room went from energetic chatter to complete silence as Natalie Diaz began to read her poetry. It was as if no one even dared to breathe for fear of.
Locals Present Poetry During Uncloistered Series Toledo City Paper
Hear from some of Toledo's best poets during the December installment of the Uncloistered Poetry series. Led by local literary figure Jonie McIntire, this.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
Lemn Sissay‚Äôs Superkids ‚ÄĒ can poetry help troubled minds? Financial Times
‚ÄúThey're thought of as intrinsically bad,‚ÄĚ 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 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.
Google doodle honours the Jewish poet and Nobel winner Nelly Sachs Jewish News
Search engine marks the 127th birthday of Jewish poet and refugee from Germany who shared a top literature prize in 1966.
Independence Center and Hear Here Poetry join forces for Give! celebration - Colorado Springs Independent
Independence Center and Hear Here Poetry join forces for Give! celebration Colorado Springs Independent
Collaboration often proves to be a benefit of the Give! Campaign, the nonprofit civic arm of Indy parent company Colorado Publishing House. Each year ...
How Sadie Dupuis Got Back into Poetry Rolling Stone
Speedy Ortiz singer-guitarist Sadie Dupuis has one of the most distinct lyrical voices in indie rock. Over the last seven years, she's filled albums like 2015's Foil ...
American Life in Poetry: ‚ÄėHousewife as Poet‚Äô 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 Din√© writer Tacey Atsitty discusses her recent book and the accessibility of poetry today.
It‚Äôs All Good: Fine food, wine, friends, poetry and we meet but miss him‚Ä¶ Ukiah Daily Journal
The verbal two-step >> or, ‚ÄúBig, extended weekend for Poetry, Part Two.‚ÄĚ‚ÄďAfter Thursday's howling Writers Read, Sunday's bi-monthly poetry circle was rich with ...
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.
Wollongong girl's heartbreaking winning poetry for a brother lost Illawarra Mercury
I wanted to let go of what I was holding in my heart‚ÄĚ.
The role of Urdu and poetry in Dilip Kumar's methodical craft of acting ‚Äď Birthday special - Cinestaan.com
The role of Urdu and poetry in Dilip Kumar's methodical craft of acting ‚Äď 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 ...
Dinsmore's 'A Poetry of Painting' is a massive showcase for one of Nebraska's finest painters - Lincoln Journal Star
Dinsmore's 'A Poetry of Painting' is a massive showcase for one of Nebraska's finest painters Lincoln Journal Star
"A Poetry of Painting: A Painter's Path" is a retrospective of sorts, compiling works ‚ÄĒ some 28 years old, some just created ‚ÄĒ by Stephen Dinsmore.
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 ...
Robin Robertson and Andrew McMillan on sex, war and truth in poetry ‚Äď books podcast - The Guardian
Robin Robertson and Andrew McMillan on sex, war and truth in poetry ‚Äď 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.
Mark Soifer releases 10th book of poetry | Ocean City Press of Atlantic City
OCEAN CITY ‚ÄĒ Vineland poet and former Ocean City Public Relations Director Mark Soifer has released his 10th book of poetry, ‚ÄĚPair of Dice Lost,‚ÄĚ a book that ...
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. However, as with the approximately 200 other songs that Foster wrote during his brief lifetime, he did not receive the recognition or financial reward that he deserved.
The Poets Corner [Three Poems with a review]
The Poet's Corner [Three poem/ see review of poetry under the poems]
Ode, to the Mighty Midget Omac [In English and Spanish]
Part One Midget History
Satirical Poetry About Tony Blair
Here And There
My eyes opened. I am still alive; Living on planet earth. Though unconscious for many hours; Unaware of existence, Unknowing of life, Incognizant of humanity Living in a space of void, Resident of nothingness, Here, but not here. There, but not there.
Famous Poets Quotations - Top 30 Poetry Quotations by Famous Poets
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. Anyhow, he said to me (responding more on poem #728, "Derivative Echoes"): "Figurative language, meaning words used to refer to something that you don't really mean, is used here to make noises, as are metaphors sometimes. Probably the reason I used figurative language imagery here was to tie the ideas and feelings my poem [s] expresses [ness] to the physical world in which I want it to exist." He lost me somewhere along the line, but it sounded good when I read the poems. Rosa Penaloza.
Kafka lands resurrected in Crewe deposited by a silvery alien craft, And whilst he is wondering what to do He is asked to show his pass Or pay an instant one off fine At a cash dispenser of his choice And they are checking all the time On his irises face and voice.
San Francisco [Almost a Sonnet]
(The city by the bay of Northern California, near which the Pacific Ocean resides; the year is 1967)
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.
Rhymes of an Ordnance Man [Vietnam War: 1971]
Rhymes of an Ordnance Man [Vietnam War: 1971]
Robert Burns Love Poem: A Red, Red Rose
Robert Burns, a poor man, an educated man, and a ladies' man, is representative of Scotland, much like whisky, haggis, bagpipes, and kilts. He lived a life shortened by rheumatic heart disease, 1759-1796, but his life journey through poverty, informal education, disappointed love, nationalism, and literary and financial success can be identified by all Scots and common men the world over. He has become almost a national symbol of all things Scottish. His life is like a love story with a happy ending.
The Dead God of Copan (in English and Spanish)
Spell of the Andes: (in English and Spanish)
Note: written 4-15-05, while driving through the Andes of Peru, from Huancayo to Lima. I sensed I was but an ant, among the mass of stone, earth and foliage of this enchanting, and enduring landscape.
Daybreak at Pikes Creek [a Poem]
Daybreak at Pikes Creek [Summer of 2005]
Growing hurts sometimes; saying goodbye to friends, to things you've known and done to things you wanted to do. † Growing heals sometimes the shattered dreams and hopes of a life you once knew leading you to a new knowledge of yourself. † Growing is fun sometimes meeting new friends learning new things making changes that feel good and moving on. † Growing is necessary always. Without change there is stagnation death instead of life. To choose to live is to choose to grow. † † † † Copyright 2002
Ole Bulky Jeeps & Paper, Ink and Rain [two Peoms]
Ole Bulky Jeeps
Lord Byrons She Walks in Beauty
Lord Byron's opening couplet to "She Walks In Beauty" is among the most memorable and most quoted lines in romantic poetry. The opening lines are effortless, graceful, and beautiful, a fitting match for his poem about a woman who possesses effortless grace and beauty.
Welcome to the Town of Feeling
Happy, Sad, Mad and Glad, Moved in down the street
Two Poems: Boyhood, and Old Age [with a note on style]
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