|Chase Von (Editor/Mentor)||~Those That Prey or Answers To Prayers~ - Something to consider.|
|Juliet Maruru||From Storymoja - Writing Children's Fiction - Books fascinated me. The colourful pictures as much the words. From the Legend of Sleepy Hollow to Puss in Boots. |
|Suren Hossein||We Are Earth Dwellers - A poem about the importance of trees. |
|John Danz, Jr.||Jagger's Heartache - A poem about wanting someone so bad you'd essentially walk until your feet fell off to be with them. |
|Djelloul (Del) Marbrook (Editor/Mentor)||To Know What War is Like Read The Poets Who Were There - Paul Elisha is a Northeast Public Radio commentator, composer and poet. His excellent book, 'Swash,' recalls his youth and how the Pacific War engulfed and forever changed his life. The poems are restrained and deeply moving. His musicianship shows in every one of them. If you're watching the HBO series 'The Pacific' you should keep 'Swash' beside your bed.|
|Djelloul (Del) Marbrook (Editor/Mentor)||Good Writing is Born of Silence: A Good Writer is Ruthless - It's not easy to give up on a botched job, but artists must do it. Too bad politicians aren't as honest. A failed poem or painting sometimes can be rescued, but usually the better part of valor is to kill it. It's not a matter of nerve, but rather integrity.|
|Djelloul (Del) Marbrook (Editor/Mentor)||The Woodstock Library in the Hudson Valley is A Place of Discovery - Reading poems at The Woodstock Library in the Hudson Valley April 10 was a trip down memory lane.|
|Smaranda Draghia||Attempting To Shine - A poem following the "nonsense verse" form.|
|Smaranda Draghia||Ruby Fire - A poem about love and the pain it can bring.|
|Smaranda Draghia||A Point One Will See - A free verse poem on the importance of sticking together.|
|Md. Mahmudul Hasan Advocate & Immigration Lawyer, Dhaka, Bangladesh||Who is it? By its fragrance, by its smile - Judyth Piazza is the lighting star, Who is brightening the world By her skill and beauty.|
|John Danz, Jr.||Poem: Crashing hard - A poem in memory of the niece of Judyth Piazza, Brooke Johnson. Also dedicated to those in abusive relationships or addicted to drugs. Get out while you still can. |
|Zoneziwoh Mbondgulo||For Me on My Birthday - Come, I hear you singing the lullaby. For Me on my BirthDay, into my Arms, My tender one
I know you singing from your heart.
In to you I commit my self |
|Md. Mahmudul Hasan Advocate & Immigration Lawyer, Dhaka, Bangladesh||I Love you - Now I say, only say, Nothing is indifferent,But, what? I love you, I love you.|
|Djelloul (Del) Marbrook (Editor/Mentor)||An Elegant Body of Poems in Which Ghosts Take Part in the Writing - Many of Joan Siegel`s poems sound like the whispered confidences of angels, sound being the operative word. Most poems read " one way or another, but only the rare poem engages eye and ear simultaneously.|
|Ed Roberts||The Last Panther - He stands, Teeth flashing, Muscles tensed, Claws at the ready|
|Djelloul (Del) Marbrook (Editor/Mentor)||News Reports Can't Begin to Describe War, But Poets Can - The facts are never enough to describe a war. Nor are opinions. War is ultimately best described by poets, like Homer, like Brian Turner in his prize-winning book, Here, Bullet. We should imbed in combat units not journalists, but poets, artists, musicians "all better equipped to elevate human consciousness.|
|Chase Von (Editor/Mentor)||~You Will Learn~ - The people you can learn the most from|
|Chase Von (Editor/Mentor)||Chase Von Sharing Story by Poetic Friend, Glynis M. Boyd on the now Deceased Influential Poet, Lucille Clifton... - I do not belong here.
That thought ran through my mind as if training for the Boston Marathon and it would come in first place. It was June 2002 and I sat in a classroom on the campus of Bennington College in Vermont with a group of up and coming writers, as evidenced by master's degrees and PhDs in any kind of writing you could think of.
|Chase Von (Editor/Mentor)||For All True Poets, And Also Sharing One Who Certainly Is... - Many are the people (Poets) that have inspired this, but one that certainly is in the words above is friend and Mentor Ed Roberts. |
|Ed Roberts||What Can I Do - One of the worst lies one can tell themself is that they are powerless to affect the world around them
Each day we are given is both a blessing and an opportunity to bring about change
|Djelloul (Del) Marbrook (Editor/Mentor)||Leadbelly Made The Kind of Poems We Need At This Moment in Our History - It might be racism or snobbery or a simple failure to make the connection, but whatever the reason, the great blues singer, lyricist and musician, Huddie William "Leadbelly" Ledbetter, |
|Mark Frederic Jennings||A Word I Heard - A poem about what I believe was wisdom from God given to me while watching TV|
|Djelloul (Del) Marbrook (Editor/Mentor)||No Journalist Or Historian Can Tell The Tragedy of War Like a Poet - Tony Barnstone, a Whittier College, CA, professor, has written a stunning masterpiece in poetry about World War II in the Pacific. In linked sonnets he has given voice to soldiers, sailors, sex slaves, professors, monks, atomic bomb victims and many others. His feat reminds us that war histories fade, but the poetry of war lasts forever.|
|Ed Roberts||Words for Haiti - Memories of 1995 - I can`t give you the words, To tell you how it feels, To stand at the foot of a pile of rubble, Rubble that just a few minutes before|
|Djelloul (Del) Marbrook (Editor/Mentor)||A Poetry Archive That Will Prove More Important Than The News - The media's alarmist delivery of news tricks us into overestimating its significance. That daily dose of anxiety is nowhere near as important as what our artists and writers tell us. That is why From the Fishouse, an audio archive of emerging poets, is important: it preserves the voices of the sensibilities that will still matter in 100 years.|
|Ed Roberts||Lessons from the Storm - There are many forces that drive the way we live our lives. Some are motivated by greed.|
|Juliet Maruru||I'll dance with the stars - A poem dedicated to the Golden Boy I had a crush on when, I mean, still have a crush on since I was errr... 12.|
|Md. Mahmudul Hasan Advocate & Immigration Lawyer, Dhaka, Bangladesh||Day of Judgement - Raise up, Raise up, Why are you disturbing me angel?
Angel says, today is the day of judgement, Lets go with me to God.
|Md. Mahmudul Hasan Advocate & Immigration Lawyer, Dhaka, Bangladesh||Girl of Wari (Old Dhaka) - Under a moon-lit night, When I was crossing your house,
Suddenly a leave of sunflower touched me, It was just a sensation which gave me a smiley fascination.