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Welcome to the Town of Feeling


Happy, Sad, Mad and Glad, Moved in down the street

A Case of The Fears


Chicken Soup is good for a cold

I Hate The Wait (Weight)


I get up in the morning

Why I enjoy Writing?


During interviews and general conversations with the public,one of the most difficult questions for me to answer(timely and thoroughly) is,"Why do you enjoy writing"?

Growing


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

Kens Poem


How wonderfully sweet to be a dweller dwelling on the road of goodbye. Bittersweet tears fall as I think of all the places I?ll never see, all the faces I?ll never know, all the joys I?ll never share, as I head for the unknown. I have lived life as best I could, met challenges head on, drawing strength from an unseen source. You cannot come with me on this journey you can only stand and watch, sometimes the more difficult task. I know what I must do and I will give myself a voice drawn from the inward depths of my being.   For Ken June 1, 2003 copyright Fran Watson

Find the Magic


FIND the MAGIC

Ocean Heal Me


Ocean Heal Me

Bleed


now is not the time to open open that great door again not the time to be more tolerant not the time to play to win

Joined


My Final Defeat - Fixed Competition


She probably can't remember and I know I can never forget...the first time I saw her like that I was only nine years-oldnot naive by any stretchhaving seen my share of tragedy-my parent's bitter battles in my first five years of lifethen the inevitable end of their marriagebut not before 700 days of devastation called divorcethat destroyed dreams and deeply damaged heartsI had no idea life could get worse...

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 advice

Its What She Didnt Say


When I hear your voice inside my head it makes me think of you every single day as I fight back tears of sadness and wonder if you're okay

My hero, my best friend, my Grannio (a.k.a my Grandmother)


She raised me like I was her own daughter from the day I was born 32 years ago.

Ive Learned


You cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them.

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The Guardian

In these troubled times we need good poets more than ever
The Guardian
“If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off,” said the American poet Emily Dickinson, “I know that is poetry.” I'm not sure that's exactly what happened to me last Sunday, but it wasn't that far off. It's 50 years since Ted Hughes ...



Los Angeles Times

Richard Wilbur, who twice won Pulitzer Prize for his poetry, dies at 96
Los Angeles Times
Richard Wilbur, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and translator who intrigued and delighted generations of readers and theater-goers through his rhyming editions of Moliere and his own verse on memory, writing and nature, has died. Wilbur died Saturday ...
Richard Wilbur, Renowned American Poet And Translator, Dies At 96NPR
Richard Wilbur, American poet who twice won the Pulitzer Prize, dies at 96Washington Post
Richard Wilbur obituaryThe Guardian
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Flathead Beacon

Montana's Poet Laureate Invites Community to 'A Poetry Conversation' at FVCC
Flathead Beacon
Montana's Poet Laureate, longtime FVCC English Professor Lowell Jaeger, invites the community to “A Poetry Conversation” on Oct. 26 at the college. Jaeger will read some of his own poetry and recite classics by Robert Frost, Donald Hall, Richard Wilbur ...



Arizona Daily Star

Tucson Storytimes, poetry, book signings and more for Oct. 22-28
Arizona Daily Star
Read to a Dog — Kirk-Bear Canyon Public Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road. Kids practice reading to service dogs. 6-7 p.m. Mondays. 594-5275. Poetry Circle — Kirk-Bear Canyon Library. Monthly poetry discussions, led by docents from the UA Poetry ...



FIU News

He started writing 'really bad poetry' at 25. Today, he is teaching it.
FIU News
Colin Simpson walked into his Poetry as News class in late September, the first day for the class this semester. The senior communications major caught the gaze of his professor. “Long time no see! I met you at the Books & Books event this summer ...



Poughkeepsie Journal

Big Read ignites relationship with poetry
Poughkeepsie Journal
It's time to come clean. Honestly, my relationship with poetry has been more casual acquaintance than lyrical romance. But I am coordinating the five-week NEA Big Read focus on Joy Harjo's poetry anthology for the Poughkeepsie Public Library District, ...



HelloGiggles (blog)

How a female emcee's poetry saved my life
HelloGiggles (blog)
In hindsight, I definitely wasn't ready to jump back into a relationship after leaving my son's father. I missed having inside jokes; I missed exchanging glances across a crowd. Losing that felt devastating at the time. I missed the way a kiss could ...



Newsweek

Bill Murray Singing? Reciting Poetry? Slamming His Head Against a Piano? It All Happened at Carnegie Hall
Newsweek
They became friends in the subsequent years, and Murray shared with Vogler his love of poetry. This inspired a collaborative project, and in September, the pair released an album titled New Worlds. It pairs a selection of Vogler's chamber music with ...

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The Brown Daily Herald

Poetry, music night explores themes of immigration, queerness
The Brown Daily Herald
Sunday night in the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, the Brown Arts Initiative presented “On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous,” a collaboration between poet Ocean Vuong and Wang. The show included live poetry readings by Vuong and four pieces ...



Wicked Local Beverly

Beverly poet debuts third collection
Wicked Local Beverly
The author of two previous collections is especially excited to share this chapbook (a shorter length) with the local community. “I write about places,” Young says of her poetry. “The people, the non-human life, the history and landscape and names and ...

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