|Md Mahmudul Hasan, 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, 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, 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, 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.
|Djelloul (Del) Marbrook (Editor/Mentor)||Is a poet a language mechanic, a word magician or a beneficiary? - If there is one perfect word in English for the creation of a poem I haven`t found it. |
|Djelloul (Del) Marbrook (Editor/Mentor)||How The Arabs Were Ignored as Seafarers and Ship Designers - A Marbrook poem in the winter issue of the Manhattan poetry journal Barrow Street alludes to little-known facts about Arab boat design, dealt with at more length in the author's unpublished trilogy of novels...|
|Ed Roberts||Another Sunday Night at Wal-Mart - A Poem by Ed Roberts|
|Vernon Davis||Man With The Golden Wings - The Christmas Story-Poem by Author/Poet Vernon J. Davis Jr.|
|Ed Roberts||The Nightingale Song - The nightingale knows there are hawks, owls, and eagles, In the sky
|Djelloul (Del) Marbrook (Editor/Mentor)||Poets Stand in The Way of Language Gunslingers - Communicators mug language. They may know when to use channel-lock pliers vs. a vise grip, but they lack respect for the word as its own beast, its own household genius. |
|Djelloul (Del) Marbrook (Editor/Mentor)||Tension Between Formalism and Lyricism Gives Ravi Shankar`s Poems Elegance - I find myself at times swimming through the poems towards distant lights, but I am a reluctant swimmer, because I want to stop and float, and yet I fear I might tire or the current might capture me.|
|Ed Roberts||Life`s Passing Moments - Dedicated to those who truly understand the meaning of sacrifice and those who put their very lives on the line each day to protect our freedom.|
|Prince Nelson Balina Omukisa Yiga||A Gift to the World - God gave a gift to the world when you were born "a person who loves, who cares,who sees a person`s need and fills it,|
|Roya Rohani Rad, MA, PsyD||Ignoring Your Soul - Poem about ignoring your soul...If you keep on ignoring your soul, Who will be hurting?|