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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 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


Ocean Heal Me

Ocean Heal Me


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


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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Ursula K. Le Guin / Todd Barton: Music and Poetry of the Kesh ...
In 1985, the esteemed novelist worked with composer Todd Barton to create an album of unheard language and instruments. The reissue highlights the rich, totally immersive art Ursula K. Le Guin sought to create.
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A legacy of speaking truths: Poetry as politics at UC Berkeley
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In 2018, 150 years after the establishment of the original University of California, and more than 50 years after the Free Speech Movement, students continue to advocate for their beliefs. The use of poetry — relating through words the otherwise ...

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The Life-Changing Effect Of Poetry
His poem "Therapy Verses" reads: "I have a suicidal mic. And it loses more veins, every time I write. When I was nine, 50 Cent said real gangsters don't cry, but I'm older, and I wanna hear difference in my favorite rappers rhymes." For 27 years, Young ...

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For the birds: Music and poetry honor avian life
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FOR THE BIRDS BabsonARTS presents “On The Wing: A Celebration of Birds In Music and Spoken Word” on Tuesday, March 27, at 7 p.m. at the Carling-Sorenson Theater, Babson College, 231 Forest St., Wellesley. Inspired by his love of nature, composer and ...

First day of spring and world's poetry day
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Happy World Poetry Day! What is your favorite poem? Clement C. Moore's “The Night Before Christmas”, Dr. Seuss' “O, The Places You Will Go”, Joyce Kilmer's “Trees”, “The Songs of Solomon” from the Bible, Alfred Lord Tennyson's “Charge of the Light ...
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She Dared to Write Poetry About Sex. Iranians Loved and Hated Her for It.
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Farrokhzad was Iran's most celebrated — and controversial — female poet, and Darznik, the Iranian-born author of the memoir “The Good Daughter,” recreates her sexual and creative liberation while exploring the threat she posed to social order in ...

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Arkansas Online

Guinzio's Poetry Is For The Birds -- Literally
Arkansas Online
Poet Carolyn Guinzio was so taken with a family of crows that live near her home in Fayetteville, she dedicated her fifth book of poetry, "Ozark Crows," to the subject. The collection includes 70 poems written from a bird's eye view. A multimedia event ...


9 Poets to Know for World Poetry Day - Vogue
Though April is the more official “Poetry Month,” today marks World Poetry Day, a 24-hour period incepted by UNESCO in 1999 to recognize and appreciate the form's ability to transcend language, culture, and human differences. And while, in our digital ...
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'Like A Jazz Musician': Past Poet Laureate Philip Levine's ... - NPR
Before his death in 2015, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet collaborated with saxophonist Benjamin Boone in the recording studio. The results have finally been released as The Poetry Of Jazz.
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