Grandpas House & From Iraq with Love [Two Poems]

Grandpa's House
[The ole Real House]

The house needed painting
Sun-blistered and flaking
Grandpa started to have us
Boys-Mike and I- start
Doing some scraping-

While he, pealed off the ole
Paint, and started painting?

Just a humble wooden house
With several rooms, but
Strong enough to keep the
Winds and winter snows out,
How he loved that ole house!...

An' his well-kept yard, which
Contained lilac bushes, and
Big shade trees; where birds
And squirrels lived-season
To season, scattered on?

Branches-they looked like
Play things (back in the 50s)

#807 8/18/05

Note by the author: "We all grew up together I suppose you might say, my brother and I, mom and grandpa, a few aunts in the beginning, all living in an extended family environment; that is how it felt anyhow. Although the house belonged to my grandfather, we all lived together; now it all seems so long ago, and what pops out of my mind is: I never did take a liking to painting houses after painting his a few times."

From Iraq with Love

American's most often are
Certain of what they want
From the world-
In a large measure,
In charge:
Gold, machinery,
It's what it's all

It's what it's all

TV's and couches
Engagement rings-
Blessings, gratitude
(no secrets here)
It's what it's all About?

Snow and rain
North by a highway
Dirt and mud
Just beautiful
To say and be
That's the way it was meant
To be:

An' then,
Along came a bullet:
No mercy
Your dead!...
Nothing more said.

#806 8/16/05

Note by the author: "I am not for or against the war in Iraq, for the most part; although I do believe America did do a great service for the world, and the Iraqi people by bringing down Saddam, a world demonic beast, from his throne, and perhaps it was worth the price, then and now; we are all counting the price right this minute, are we not [?] But is it worth it to continue? A pale question at best, now facing everyone in the country. There are wiser men than I up in Washington D.C., figuring these things out, and surely we do not know everything of what is in the background. But being in a war, I do know this: we won the war, it should be over, and we are not responsible to rebuild their whole country at the cost of taxing the American citizen to death: financially, resources, and our youth wise. I do pray that President Bush will bring our boys home. Enough is enough."

See Dennis Siluk's new book of poems "Spell of the Andes," at any book dealer: or

In The News:

From hardship to hope, Singapore's migrant poets find their voices - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta PostIn dorms on Singapore's fringes or employers' backrooms, a growing number of migrant workers are using poetry to shed light on their hidden struggles and ...
‘How my debut poetry manuscript was edited to become a full-fledged book’  Scroll.inOnce a year, The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective runs a poetry prize through which they choose three poets with full-length poetry manuscripts to mentor over ...
Poet W.S. Merwin followed where the words led  Christian Science MonitorOnce called 'the Thoreau of our era,' W.S. Merwin was an environmentalist who transformed concrete language into evanescent poetry that reflected on war, ...
Poetry through songs  Deccan HeraldIn India, nothing can bring people close to poetry than film songs, be it in any language. Many would remember the stunning lyrics of poets or lyricists such as ...
All-Star Poets Headline 2019 Poetry by the Sea: A Global Conference  EIN NewsPoetry by the Sea is to literary conferences what a Stradivarius violin is to a fiddle - in a league of its own.” — Kim Bridgman. MADISON, CONNECTICUT ...
FEATURE -From hardship to hope, Singapore's migrant poets find their voices  ReutersSINGAPORE, March 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In dorms on Singapore's fringes or employers' backrooms, a growing number of migrant workers are ...
Ode to the world wide web: Anglophone poetry in the post-Internet, post social-media era  The HinduIn the countdown to World Poetry Day, we look at how much Anglophone poetry has changed. The market-unaware Indian poet of the 80s, faintly apologetic ...
Of the prosodic structure of poetry  The HinduThe distinct use of syllables in languages like Tamil and Sanskrit are dealt with in detail by V.S.N. Ramaswamy in his book.
W.S. Merwin, Poet of Life’s Evanescence, Dies at 91  The New York TimesMr. Merwin, one of the world's most decorated poets, sang of silence and nature with an oracular voice. Later in life he became an ardent conservationist.
UA Poetry Centerites for criminal justice reform with arts grant  Arizona Daily WildcatThe University of Arizona Poetry Center is using a new grant from the Art for Justice Fund to promote social justice through art.
This famous British poet gave up the thing dearest to him for Lent  Aleteia ENGiving up something for Lent? The more you love something, the greater the sacrifice. For some, it might be almost impossible to go without a daily cup of coffee.
From soccer to sonnets: Frank Skinner plans to bring poetry to the masses  The GuardianThe comedian and radio DJ Frank Skinner is usually associated more with football chants than the sonorous stanzas of TS Eliot or Philip Larkin. But Skinner ...
Detroit students to compete for scholarships in poetry competition  WDIV ClickOnDetroitMore than a dozen high school seniors from the Detroit Public Schools Community District will compete for scholarships in a poetry slam competition.
Listen to T.S. Eliot Reflect on Poetry  The New York TimesThe 92nd Street Y has released a 1950 recording in which the poet talks about live vs. recorded readings and how to pace a public performance.
St. John’s poet laureate Mary Dalton aims to ‘foreground’ poetry in city  The TelegramA grey mist hangs outside the window of poet Mary Dalton's Memorial University office on Saturday. Juxtaposed on the windowsill are bright green potted plants.
The Monitor :: Botswana To Commemorate World Poetry Day  Mmegi OnlineVarious works of poetry and images of poets will be featured in various materials and forms to promote World Poetry Day. Botswana poets will also showcase ...
W.S. Merwin, Poet Who Saw Rhyme, and Reason, in Nature  The WireW.S. Merwin, one of the most prolific poets of the 21st century, died yesterday in his sleep at his house in Ha'iku, on the northeast coast of Maui. Manan Kapoor.
SpotLines Youth Poetry Awards  Coos Bay WorldBANDON - Middle and high school students in the Bandon and Langlois-Port Orford school districts are invited to take part in the SpotLines Youth Poetry Awards ...
The 'Your Language My Ear' poetry symposium arrives at Princeton University  centraljersey.comThe poetry symposium called 'Your Language My Ear' usually takes place at the University of Pennsylvania. But not this year. Another Ivy league school will ...
Audience have a hilarious ride at poets’ gathering  Times of IndiaNagpur: Various forms of poetry that had humour and sarcasm came to the fore through poems based on marriage, politics and women. The poets had been ...
Poetry Is Back In Fashion is back in fashion... and back on the catwalk. Pierpaolo Piccioli collaborated with four contemporary poets on his AW19 Valentino collection.
15 Gorgeous Instagram Poetry Accounts to Follow for Daily Inspiration  Book RiotMust-follow Instagram poetry accounts to follow for a quick dose of creativity while you scroll on your smartphone throughout the day.
Highline College's Student Poetry Contest yields 10 finalists from 106 entries  Auburn ReporterFree events, celebration of winners coming in April.
When Poems of Resilience Get Twisted for Terrorism  The AtlanticThe New Zealand shooter quoted Dylan Thomas and Rudyard Kipling in his manifesto, hijacking the language of bravery in familiar ways.
Some pretty impressive machine-learning generated poetry courtesy of GPT-2  Boing BoingGPT-2 is Open AI's language-generation model (last seen around these parts as a means of detecting machine-generated text); it's powerful and cool, and ...
'Every Thing Every Time' builds poetry from the smart city  EngadgetJust opposite the Austin Convention Center there's a mechanical split-flap display -- the kind you might see in a 20th century train station -- propped on a sli...
Future Doctors Open Their Minds to Poetry  UANewsMost days, first-year medical students spend their time in classrooms and laboratories studying subjects like anatomy and pathology or learning clinical skills by ...
The best recent poetry – review roundup | Books  The GuardianKingdomland by Rachael Allen; Gen by Jonathan Edwards; Magical Negro by Morgan Parker; and Counting Backwards: Poems 1975-2017 by Helen Dunmore.
Tamizh on my timeline  The Hindu BusinessLineOldTamilPoetry is Chenthil Nathan's daily dollop of Sangam-era poetry and wisdom.
The Road Not Taken: Sununu stirs controversy with poet laureate pick  The Union LeaderThey came north, to this. kingdom of stone and frost,. Felling trees the size of ships. to make splinters for shelter. CONCORD — That reflection on the state's early ...
Marcus Cumberlege, poet whose work was suffused with his spirituality – obituary Cumberlege, who has died aged 80, was a poet whose work was both sophisticated and spiritual. The spirituality became especially clear after 2000, ...
In new book, Rider English professor pairs physics and poetry  News at RiderIn his new book, Scribes of Space, Dr. Matthew Boyd Goldie argues that the conception of space underwent critical transformations between the 13th and 15th ...
Bugle Poetry Contest Winners Capture Changes  Park BugleBugle Poetry Contest Winners Capture Changes. With April commencing National Poetry Month, the Bugle has conducted its ninth annual poetry competition.
Zen Buddhist and Poet WS Merwin Dies at 91  Buddhistdoor GlobalOne of America's most celebrated poets, who spent his later years as a Zen Buddhist practitioner and environmental conservationist in Hawaii, died in his sleep ...
Poetry round-up: Mary Noonan’s second collection is a bit of a surprise  The Irish TimesPlus new poetry from Hannah Sullivan and Marilyn Hacker.
Duduza poets rewarded for their great work  African ReporterWe are one of the few organisations that has a platform where emerging artists nurture and expose their talents while competing with others to gauge their ...
Alyssa Konopaski of Des Moines wins Highline College Poetry Contest  The Waterland Blog"Expect Sadness like Rain" earned Alyssa Konopaski (pictured above) of Des Moines first place in Highline College's 2019 Student Poetry Contest. Konopaski ...
Smith House Galleries hosts two artists, poet at April 5 reception  Augusta Free PressThe April exhibition at Arts Council of the Valley Smith House Galleries features works by artists Kimberly Juda Souder and Robert Bersson.
L.A. Is Lit: The Best Spoken-Word, Readings and Poetry in Town  L.A. Weekly"It is the distillation of articulate animals calling to each other across a great gulf." —Lawrence Ferlinghetti, "Poetry as Insurgent Art". Spoken word is more ...
The Poets Of Fishing Gather In Oregon  NPRThis weekend fishermen and fishing women gather in Astoria, Ore., to read poetry. Their work explores the modern problems of the fishing life, including climate ...
Wit and Wisdom at the 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering  lareviewofbooksMARCH 17, 2019. I. The Gathering at Elko. AFTER COLLEGE, I worked for a couple years on ranches in the Southwest. My duties consisted of standard cowboy ...
Poetry for an Errant America  National ReviewAnders Carlson Wee's book will be remembered as a testament to a painful place and time, offering a glimpse into a world many outside it would rather forget ...
Grace: Raise a glass to the Irish legacy of words and poetry  Omaha World-HeraldWhat might get lost on the weekend party crowd wearing green Mardi Gras-style beads — which the Irish did not invent either — is this Irish gift: Poetry. The Irish.
Salina Poetry Series planned for April  Salina PostEvery Tuesday in April, Salina Public Library, Salina Arts & Humanities, and SPARK Artist Resource Exchange will bring poets to Salina for the 35th year of the ...
Chris Dombrowski: The 'Ragged Anthem' of a poet and fishing guide  KPVI News 6Chris Dombrowski says his passions and work once felt fragmented.
I always felt I wasn't clever enough for poetry. But this was like making a new exciting friend  The GuardianI don't know anything about painters or photographers or theatre. Here's how I fell in love with poetry.
Poetry event focuses on black voice empowerment  BrunswickanEl Jones and Ian Keteku filled STU's Kinsella auditorium with Black empowerment and artistic agency on Feb. 7.
Local playwright, poet reflects on literary vocation, hopes for Topekas artistic youth  The Topeka Capital-JournalPoetry is the only thing Huascar Medina feels is deeply personal about his life.Medina is a first-generation immigrant to the U.S. and, like a chameleon, spent ...
For Sale: Original Poetry, Handwritten by Bonnie and Clyde  Atlas ObscuraBonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow may be the United States' most famous outlaw lovers. Together, they racked up a record of murders, thefts, and kidnappings ...
Providence poetry competition judges students on accuracy, articulation and voice  The Providence JournalThe high school students, finalists in an annual statewide competition called "Poetry Out Loud," gathered at the Rhode Island School of Design. The winner will ...
De Guzman takes third in state Poetry Out Loud  Elko Daily Free PressCARSON CITY – An Elko High School senior took third place in the state finals for Poetry Out Loud on Saturday.
Rochester is Getting A New Poet Laureate  krocam.comDid you know Rochester has its own official poet? Make that official poet laureate. A new one is expected to be formally appointed Monday.
FAB recommends Emerson Poetry Project appeal for national tournament  Berkeley BeaconThe Student Government Association Financial Advisory Board recommended the Student Government Association spend $7,532 for the Emerson Poetry ...
Airy & Otherworldly Japanese Poetry Prints | by Jenny Uglow | NYR Daily  The New York Review of BooksIn the main gallery of Oxford's Ashmolean Museum, a big Jeff Koons exhibition is causing a stir. But among the many delights of this museum are the small, free ...
Poet to read from works at PSU  Joplin GlobePITTSBURG, Kan. — Poet Allison Blevins will read from her own work at 8 p.m. Thursday in the Governors Room in the Overman Student Center at Pittsburg ...
Liladhar Jaguri’s poetry wins Vyas Samman award  Hindustan TimesPadma Shri recipient Liladhar Jaguri has been chosen for the prestigious Vyas Samman award for his poetry collection, Jitne Log Utne Prem, published in 2013.
Local poets stroll through downtown Prince George  CKPGToday.caPRINCE GEORGE- The third annual poetry walk kicked off the work week earlier this morning at the Prince George Public Library. The walk promotes poetry and ...
KidsPost contest: Go nuts for poetry in the Squirrel Haiku Contest  The Washington PostWe're celebrating National Poetry Month and Squirrel Week by showcasing your creativity.
Student poetry  The Daily WorldHere at Central Elementary, we have been focusing on the art of poetry recently. We have studied many authors from Robert Frost and Emily Dickinson, and ...
When poetry is a luxury  The Stanford DailyI like poetry. Maybe it's because of the abundance of Dr. Seuss books that were placed on my shelf as a kid, or maybe because of the painfully awkward and yet ...
'We donte want to hurt anney one': Bonnie and Clyde's poetry revealed  The GuardianFamily notebook appears to show that both of the notorious Depression-era outlaws turned their hand to verse.
What Charles Bukowski’s Glamorous Displays of Alcoholism Left Out  The New York TimesA new collection of the writer's prose and poems, “On Drinking,” makes clear how evasive he was even in his most seemingly honest work. Can Bukowski's view ...
Young People's Laureate for London Momtaza Mehri's first encounter with poetry was through cassette tapes  The Straits TimesSINGAPORE - It was not in dusty tomes that British poet Momtaza Mehri first encountered poetry, but through spoken-word cassette tapes that her father, ...
Santa Barbara Poetry Series Reading to Present City's New Poet Laureate  NoozhawkThe Santa Barbara Poetry Series will present its last reading of the 2018-19 season with featured readers Emma Trelles and Taylor Tejada, plus the ...
Nigerian poet to give Sleat performance – West Highland Free Press –  West Highland Free PressOne of Nigeria's most electrifying poets both on page and stage comes to An Crùbh in Sleat on Sunday 17th March at 4pm. Efe Paul Azino (pictured) is a writer, ...
Poetry  The Daily StarSomeplace Else A morning perennially haunted by the memories of lovemaking coils into the warm bed of an old couple A river wildly drunk with the flute of Bari ...
William I. Elliott's lifetime passion for Japanese poetry  The Japan TimesA chance encounter with Shuntaro Tanikawa's poem, "Humanism," set William I. Elliott on the path to make modern Japanese poetry accessible to all.
Poetry spot: 'Two Sonnets for October 5th 1996' by Joel Salcido  AZCentralPoetry spot is part of a collaboration with local poets to bring poetry closer to the center of our everyday lives.
Sierra Nelson's Bioluminescent Poetry - Art and Performance Spring 2019  TheStranger.comThe founder of the Cephalopod Appreciation Society can't stop thinking about the unnoticed creatures who live around us.
UConn welcomes Claudia Rankine to celebrate the 56th Wallace Stevens Poetry Program  UConn Daily CampusClaudia Rankine, author of five collections of poetry, shared her work and the message she conveys through her poetry with a full audience in the Dodd Center ...
Iconic poet Patrick Lane continued writing a new novel despite poor health  The Globe and MailPatrick Lane was a gifted poet, one of Canada's most acclaimed and beloved. He was deeply concerned with craft, a disciplined master who produced exquisite ...
Second Acts: A Second Look at Second Books of Poetry: Shara Lessley and Stephen Cushman  lareviewofbooksI RECENTLY USED Stephen Cushman's second collection of poems, Cussing Lesson, in a small seminar for first-year college students. This was not a poetry ...
The Fall 2019 Valentino Collection Included Poetry From Greta Bellamacina, Yrsa Daley-Ward, Mustafa The Poet, and Robert Montgomery  VogueLove was in the air at Valentino's Fall 2019 show today. A week after the Oscars, Pierpaolo Piccioli's focus shifted from Gemma Chan's couture and Frances ...
Hieu Minh Nguyen inspires through honest poetry, gives advice to aspiring writers  The Nevada SagebrushStudents from a number of classes and aspiring writers gathered on the second floor of the Nevada Wolf Shop on Friday, March 8 for an evening of honest ...
Joni Mitchell to Release Book of Lyrics, Poetry, and Paintings  PitchforkIn 1971, Joni Mitchell crafted one hundred copies of Morning Glory on the Vine—a book compiling handwritten lyrics, poems, and over thirty of Mitchell's ...
Lana Del Rey’s Poetry Can Be Yours for the Low, Low Price of $1  SPINLana Del Rey says her poetry book will be sold for $1.
Nat Cole Centennial, Spring, World Poetry Day & Jazz Birthdays  KMUWMonday, March 18 Night Train marks birthdays of guitarist Bill Frisell (including his appearance on Hal Willner's Amarcord Nino Rota project and a concert.
Kingdomland by Rachael Allen review — what a start to a poetic career  The TimesBritish poetry is growing dark and it's the young poets who are turning out the lights. Rachael Allen's first collection, Kingdomland, brilliantly conjures up a ...
Inspirational & Touching Poetry Book 'Cherish Your Beginning' is Released in Celebration of National Poetry Month  BenzingaAuthor and poet Randi Owens encourages readers to discover their own worth and not wait for someone else to assign value to their life and determine what ...
Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry, No. 7  Cleveland SceneThis is the seventh column in a monthly series by Dave Lucas, the Poet Laureate of the State of Ohio. You can read his previous...
Kissane and Ling win Peter Porter Poetry Prize 2019  Books+PublishingPurchase a subscription to view job ads and other premium *content* on Books+Publishing.
DeKalb County to host fourth annual poetry slam for local youth  Decaturish.comWant to shop local? Check out our business directory! Click here to see what our advertisers have to offer. The DeKalb County Office of Recreation, Parks and ...
Israeli poet Agi Mishol to receive a top international literary prize  Jewish NewsThe Zbigniew Herbert Foundation announced the honour on Monday. The award ceremony will take place in Warsaw on May 15.
Lana Del Rey says she’ll sell her new book of poetry for $1  The FADERLana Del Rey has provided new details on her upcoming book Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass.
Poetry, science and comedy meet at the Adelaide Fringe  CosmosTheatre meets science in a comedic romp presented as part of the Adelaide Fringe – the largest annual celebration of alternative and independent art in ...
‘This border that drinks blood and spits sparks’: Voices of Urdu poets on war and peace  DAWN.comas a writer or an artist, even though I run no state and command no power, I am entitled to feel that I am my brother's keeper, and my brother is the whole of ...
New poetry that grapples with climate change  Yale Climate ConnectionsThere's something like a perverse poetry to climate change. In its all-encompassing largeness it defies straightforward description, inspires awe and terror, and ...
‘The Queen of Jasmine Country’ review: the poetry of pining  The HinduAndal's is a difficult character arc to draw, but the author is careful in her craft.
Local poets are leaving their original work around Duluth  Duluth News TribuneIf Duluth's poet laureate has his way, the Free Poetry Project will gain traction — like a variation on Little Free Libraries. Gary Boelhower is a self-described ...
Al Mahmud (1936-2019): Bangladesh’s controversial poet will be remembered as one of the greats  Scroll.inNo poet courted controversy but he remained one of the most loved and towering figures in poetry in both Bangladesh and in West Bengal.
The Poetry of Psychoanalysis  HyperallergicJasmine Gibson's training as a psychoanalyst seems to permeate the organization of her poems' imagery. Jeffrey GrunthanerFebruary 17, 2019 · Facebook ...
Poetry review: StAnza 2019, various venues, St Andrews  The ScotsmanCan poetry save the world?” It's a brave question to pose at the start of a poetry festival. But St Andrews' own John Burnside, prolific poet, novelist and professor ...
Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry, No. 6  Cleveland SceneThis is the sixth in a monthly series by Dave Lucas, the Poet Laureate of the State of Ohio. You can read the September Installment, (No. 1), here; the October ...
Spokane Poetry Showcase: Three Poets Laureate  Spokane Public RadioSpokane continues to grow its reputation as a regional hotbed of poetry and literary events. On any given week, the choice is often not whether there is a.
Beloved Penn prof. Charles Bernstein, winner of highest award in poetry, set to retire  The Daily PennsylvanianAfter teaching at Penn for more than 15 years, esteemed poet and English professor Charles Bernstein is set to retire at the end of the semester. The influential ...
Twin Cities poet Ed Bok Lee reads from new collection of work  Minnesota Public Radio NewsTwin Cities poet Ed Bok Lee will read from his new collection of poetry, "Mitochondrial Night," on Saturday night in Minneapolis.
'Tahi Saihate: Exhibiting Poetry'  The Japan TimesFeb. 23-March 24 Poet Tahi Saihate is one of the Yokohama's Museum of Art's New Artist Picks (NAP) for its series of emerging artist exhibitions. She first.
Beto's crude 'butt-shine' poetry surfaces Examiner) Beto O'Rourke's youthful artistic experiments included a poem pleading for genital grooming and a sacred cow to lactate, according to ...
Poet Richard Blanco On The First Ammendment And Freedom Of Speech  wgbh.orgPoet Richard Blanco joined BPR to read poems that exemplify the importance of the First Amendment's protection of the freedom of speech.
A Love Note To Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith  Book RiotDuring a trip to the historic Ferry Building in San Francisco, I bought American Journal: Fifty Poems for Our Time. The anthology features poetry by Jericho Brown ...

Burning Autumn Leaves [a poem in Spanish and English]

Burning Autumn Leaves [1950s in St. Paul, Minnesota]My long steel... Read More

I Hate The Wait (Weight)

I get up in the morningAnd want to stay in... Read More

In The Midst Of All

In the midst of darkness, there is light. In... Read More

Never Ever More

Once upon a midnight dreary, coffee cold and vision... Read More

The Plane from Iquitos [1959-Part One]

Iquitos & the Amazon Part OneIt was December 2, l959,... Read More

Footprints to Mantaro Valley (a poem in Spanish and English)

Footprints to Mantaro Valley (English version)In what retreat art hid?-Where... Read More

A Death in Cajamarca, Peru (Atahualpa, in Cajamarca ((in English and Spanish))

The Epic Poem:A Death in Cajamarca, Peru [Atahualpa, in Cajamarca]Advance:... Read More

Mechanical Poetry

Do you ever stare at the paper, waiting for poetic... Read More

Publishing Your Poetry

If you are serious about seeing your work published by... Read More

Writing Innovative Poetry

Writing innovative poetry, the kind of poetry that reputable literary... Read More

It Was Not Me

It was not me as I am now. It was... Read More

Kafka Re-Trial

Kafka lands resurrected in Crewe deposited by a silvery alien... Read More

Farewell to Lester Graybill

I never met a man, who could shake my hand,... Read More

Three Love Poems [all wicked]

Advance: Mr. Dennis Siluk's poetry can have its fire-hearted twists:... Read More

Two Poems: Boyhood, and Old Age [with a note on style]

BoyhoodOh me! Thy glorious days have flown! I mealy noticed,... Read More

Find the Magic

FIND the MAGICFind the Magic As you release old bondage... Read More

Poetry in a Nutshell

Poetry is more than just rhyming and prose that is... Read More

Ode To Quetzalcoatal [Now in Spanish and English]

Ode to QuetzalcóatlQuetzalcóatl the GreatNo one knew his true name,... Read More

Banana Republic

Like a cat I slumber, blissfully unencumbered, Through eighty per... Read More

Three Poems: Liberty, Death, and a Frog [with Commentary on Liberty]

Frog SummerSummer grows hot, for the New-blooded frogs; The bugs... Read More

The Gaul of La Laguna de Paca

Part OneI tell you a legend of long ago Of... Read More

In Poetry: Meaning of Words [And ...Rocket-belt]

In Poetry: Meaning of WordsWhen I write poetry, I check... Read More


AFRICA (to africans in diaspora)africa here i come, africa africa... Read More

Rules for Writing Poetry

You've been writing poetry since that first assignment in your... Read More

Thank You To Our Soldiers And A Tribute To Old Glory And A Prayer For Peace

Thank youDedicated to soldiers and their loved onesFor those who... Read More