Welcome to the Town of Feeling

Happy, Sad, Mad and Glad, Moved in down the streetCautious watched them, from her window,... Read More

A Case of The Fears

Chicken Soup is good for a coldSleep is good for the FluWhen I get a... Read More

I Hate The Wait (Weight)

I get up in the morningAnd want to stay in bedOh, so nice and warmLike... Read More

Why I enjoy Writing?

During interviews and general conversations with the public,one of the most difficult questions for me... Read More

Growing

Growing hurts sometimes; saying goodbye to friends, to things you've known and... Read More

Kens Poem

How wonderfully sweet to be a dweller dwelling on the road of goodbye.... Read More

Find the Magic

FIND the MAGICFind the Magic As you release old bondage Come out of hiding And... Read More

Ocean Heal Me

Ocean Heal MeOcean heal my wounds Let your waves curl and foam on my body... Read More

Bleed

now is not the time to open open that great door again not the time... Read More

Joined

JOINEDHeart beat of man pounding - yet unheard joined becomes the beat of a... Read More

My Final Defeat - Fixed Competition

She probably can't remember and I know I can never forget...the first time I saw... Read More

You Lost Your Last Gamble and Me

I will never think twice nor will I roll the dice When it comes to... Read More

Its What She Didnt Say

When I hear your voice inside my head it makes me think of you every... Read More

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... Read More

Ive Learned

You cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can... Read More

My Grannio

I never thought I would have to say GOODBYE to my best friend? But that's... Read More

Since Youve Been Gone...

My life has changedin so so many waysIt seems to always bein a state of... Read More

Barriers

There are many times I set up barriers and walls, invisible unless you come too... Read More

For My Mother

I cannot bear to think of when you will be gone.I do not understand how... Read More

Changes

I am not the one I was before yesterday.I cannot go back.I am not the... Read More

Choices

You can do and you can be whatever you want. You have the power, and... Read More

RISK

Do not be afraid to shine. This world needs what you have to give. Open... Read More

A Different Place...

I wish we had met 20 years ago... A different place, a different time when... Read More

Lucky...

You make me smile like I've seldom done before You give me a reason to... Read More

Lifes Too Short

Time goes by to quickly to hold your feelings inside Especially when their so strong... Read More

Live For Today...

Isn't that what they say?But what does that mean?There's no definition that mayanswer that question...For... Read More

Superman

So many looked to you for inspiration,Unlikely hero for the wheelchair nation.Proudly you fought and... Read More

Top 20 Poetry Quotations

Explore the meaning of poetry and the motivation of poets with this special collection of... Read More

Listen as I Share: WE

You speak simple, completley understandable justifications I respect them, respect you, honor what you tell... Read More

Antidotes for an Alibi

Amy King's first full-length collection, Antidotes for an Alibi, insists that we examine the deceptive... Read More

Catherine Daly reviews Antidotes for an Alibi

Amy King Antidotes for an Alibi BlazeVox Books ISBN 0-9759227-5-0 2005These poems read to me... Read More

Poetry ?Reborn? Emerges In Thriller Mystery Novel

Since Mohamed Ali?then Cassius Clay?announced that he had written "The world's shortest poem," I have... Read More

Tsunami Day

A Poem - By Lorraine KemberIt was a day like any other and mother, father,... Read More

Caught in the Arms of ED

YOU MIGHT THINK I AM STRONGI THINK YOU GOT IT WRONGI LIVE LIFE DAY TO... Read More

Kafka Re-Trial

Kafka lands resurrected in Crewe deposited by a silvery alien craft, And whilst he is... Read More

Tsunami -a Poem Dedicated To Help Aid and Awareness and Encourage Future Harmony. Make Peace Not War

Real Power.One Tsunami, and all our armies, Seem belittled by their wars, What Animals fled,... Read More

Passion and Poetry, and Life

Ironically, the passion that can neutralize the repulsion for difficulties depends on the effort to... Read More

The Power of Eating Disorders

I want to get closeI am afraid.Afraid of what you might see.My eyes.My thoughts.My... Read More

Writing Innovative Poetry

Writing innovative poetry, the kind of poetry that reputable literary journals publish, entails knowing exactly... Read More

Looking Out the Rear Window

The funeral rite concluded With the pastor shaking hands, Offering words of comfort I didn't... Read More

The Valley Of Pain

We were exiled from the Garden of Eden. Its sinless wonders nevermore to regain.... Read More

Publishing Your Poetry

If you are serious about seeing your work published by reputable publishers, there are a... Read More

Elizabeth Barrett Browning: A Discussion of How Do I Love Thee?

"How Do I Love Thee?" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning was written in 1845 while she... Read More

Banana Republic

Like a cat I slumber, blissfully unencumbered, Through eighty per cent of my allotted span,... Read More

THe Monster Mash, A Graveyard SMASH (short story I wrote when I was 11)

The Monster Mash The Graveyard SmashHave you heard of the Monster Mash? I suppose you... Read More

Walt Whitman, Romance With a Stranger

The concept of brief encounters, even romantic encounters, with a stranger recurs often in the... Read More

Satirical Poetry About Tony Blair

All Hail.Is your hospital full of aliens, despite new cleaning firms, Antenna waving buggies, And... Read More

Beautiful Dreamer, Stephen Foster, Americas First Folk Song Writer

"Beautiful Dreamer" was written by Stephen Foster just before his death in 1864 at age... Read More

Let Your Feelings Be Your Guide

The light of all eternity shines with me now / My feelings light up my... Read More

Anne Bradstreet, To My Dear and Loving Husband, A Discussion

"To My Dear and Loving Husband" was written by America's first female poet, the Puritan,... Read More

Wondering

How I wonder what he's doing as I sit alone at night. How I wonder... Read More

Because of You

You are to me my lifeline my security. That scares me. I never wanted to... Read More

Eds Poem

Ed Gallagher Dec. 11, 1907 - Sept. 5, 2004This poem was written for Ed Gallagher,... Read More

Five Poems

Poems have different cores, or so I believe, and can only be structured well for... Read More

Eight Poems

Out of the eight poems provided here [all previously unpublished], four are Poetic Prose, a... Read More

Robert Burns Love Poem: A Red, Red Rose

Robert Burns, a poor man, an educated man, and a ladies' man, is representative of... Read More

Article on Poetry and Two Poems

Writing Poetry for TomorrowWhat does a man need to be a poet, or tomorrow's literary... Read More

Opposites Do Attract Quite Well

When I am climbing up, you are stepping down. When I wear a smile, you... Read More

A Dose of Laughter

I'm not well. Can't you tell? Kinda low, so, give me a dose of... Read More

A World That Doesnt Care

War bombs may explode demolishing man and land. Hurricanes may devastate and leave us entirely... Read More

The Last King of Mars [A Poetic Mytho]

[As Told by the Last] King: it was in the year 23,700 BC that one... Read More

Stones

As I picked up some of the polished gemstones in the rock store I began... Read More

Rocks

Take some time to stop and look at nature. Pick up a rock or two... Read More

The Time Has Come and Buzzing

Most of my poems are written late at night, often, as this one was, after... Read More

Famous Poets Quotations - Top 30 Poetry Quotations by Famous Poets

"For this reason poetry is something more philosophical and more worthy of serious attention than... Read More

Three Poems [Lima; Judges and Evils Creation]

1.Evil's CreationThou knowith evil clings To tender peace-; Nor does it heed one's drowsy Un-enthralled... Read More

Man Unbowed [A poem]

Man UnbowedUnbowed by sin, the world of man, stands Upon his feet he gapes into... Read More

Death & the Supernatural: Poetry/Five Poems

Supernatural PoetryHere are five poems,-what I call-death and supernatural poems. Perhaps a bit bizarre, a... Read More

Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Dog

Emlyn Williams Theatre, Mold, North Wales: 20th February 2003Clwyd Theatr Cymru commemorated the 50th anniversary... Read More

The Gaul of La Laguna de Paca

Part OneI tell you a legend of long ago Of the sunken city of La... Read More

The Treasure of Catalina Huanca (In English and Spanish)

Note: written after seeing the little adobe 16th century church San Sebastian, in San Jeronimo,... Read More

Our Home

Our home was warm in the shade of the trees or when the sun was... 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 have laid in fox holes,carried... Read More

Spell of the Andes: (in English and Spanish)

Note: written 4-15-05, while driving through the Andes of Peru, from Huancayo to Lima. I... Read More

How to Write Bad Poetry

"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."--Oscar WildePeople write poetry for a plethora of reasons,... Read More

New Poetic Work By Ethiopian Immigrant Promotes Respect, Courage And Cultural Sensitivity

McLean, VA - "The Healing Conscious" tells the story of an Ethiopian immigrant boy on... Read More

A Happiness Poem

If a happiness poem could bring forth a smile, Then my face would always dress... Read More

The Art of Receiving Poetic Critique

You can show your poem to your mom, your spouse, your co-workers, or your friends,... Read More

Write Your Way to Fame

Have you ever thought about how nice it would be to see your poem discussed... Read More

Rules for Writing Poetry

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

The Butcher of Lima and Footprints to Mantaro Valley (Two Poems)

Footprints to Mantaro Valley (Peru; in English and Spanish)In what retreat art hid?-Where falling mountains... Read More

Learn About Love From Poet Rumi

In this modern age of technology, busy lifestyles, and obsession with consumerism have taken a... Read More

The Dead God of Copan (in English and Spanish)

English VersionAnd the Death God said: "Let it rise to its glory in the Rio... Read More

The Spirits de Copan

Part oneI see them in the skies I hear them in their hells They whisper... Read More

Im Sorry Mom! A Mothers Day Poem

Mother's Day Poetry,I'm Sorry Mom!I'm sorry for the troubles And the worries I brought... Read More

Three Poems (While in Transition/English and Spanish)

Here are three more poems by the author, Dennis Siluk, while traveling througout Central and... Read More

Become A Poet In Ten Minutes

Have you ever sat there staring at the paper, ready to write, but unsure where... Read More

Learn About Love From Poet Rumi

Learn about love by reading poetry by a long dead poet named Rumi. No need... Read More

Poetry in a Nutshell

Poetry is more than just rhyming and prose that is in meters and verse. It... Read More

Savage Nature: The Life of Ted Hughes

One of the most important poets of the post-war period, Edward James Hughes (1930-1998), was... Read More

Shakespeares Sonnet XVIII, Shall I Compare Thee to a Summers Day?

Shakespeare's sonnets require time and effort to appreciate. Understanding the numerous meanings of the lines,... Read More

Chan Chan and The Gorriones (Two Poems in English and Spanish)

The following two poems, one in English, the other in English and Spanish were done... Read More

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

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

I Saw the Universe

I can see the cerulean blue of the skiesOr the indigo of the nightI can... Read More

Two Poems: Black Poncho, and Spirits of de Copan [in English and Spanish]

English Version12) Black Poncho(of Saint Cosme Hill, by Lima, Peru)Lost in the grottos of Peru-... Read More

Mother, I Dont Mind The Pain

I am among those who know that one never recovers from the loss of one... Read More

Black Blood, in Jeremiahs Vines - A Poem and an Article

Black Blood, in Jeremiah's Vines [A Dream Poem]And I heard the crackling of wood, and... Read More

Sleep, Dreams, and a Poem

The Incubus' Flash-lightHe looked inside my head And found a dreamHe didn't like-;As I looked... Read More

Stone Beds [A Poem and an Advance]

Stone Beds [Pompeii's surge]Advance: after the great eruption of Pompeii's nearby volcano, Vesuvius, some two-thousand... Read More

A Ship to Remember

Hammers. Timbers. Iron. Steel.They're laying down a mighty keel.As ant-like workers scurry roundI hear a... Read More

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Spell of the Andes: (in English and Spanish)

Note: written 4-15-05, while driving through the Andes of Peru, from Huancayo to Lima. I... Read More

The Cat

Truth is stranger than fiction according to many people who have seen what happens around... Read More

The Man Who Could Not Say Sorry For His Sins

Sorry would be a start.Though you cant take back your mistakes, and you cant... Read More

Little Girl from Huancayo [a poem/in English and Spanish]

Little girl from HuancayoDo you really, really know? Just how fast those feet will grow,On... Read More

Caught in the Arms of ED

YOU MIGHT THINK I AM STRONGI THINK YOU GOT IT WRONGI LIVE LIFE DAY TO... Read More

Three Poems: Phantom of the Rocks; Lady from Lima & Bell Ringer of de Copan

Phantom of the Rocks[Huancayo, Peru]Night falls deepUpon the traveler!Low, over the AndesBy Huancayo-;They know a... Read More

Memoirs of a Wastelands Rim [a Poem: now in Spanish and English]

Memoirs of a Wasteland's RimIt still was light when she paused at the wasteland's rim-... Read More

The Time Has Come and Buzzing

Most of my poems are written late at night, often, as this one was, after... Read More

Arizona Blue--Gunfighter: The Wolves Nest [Chapter One of Seven: The North]

[Episode Five]Arizona Blue-GunfighterThe Wolves Nest-in the North[Episode Five]Northern Minnesota Area?Winter of 1877Chapter One of Seven:... Read More

Elizabeth Barrett Browning: A Discussion of How Do I Love Thee?

"How Do I Love Thee?" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning was written in 1845 while she... Read More

Learn About Love From Poet Rumi

In this modern age of technology, busy lifestyles, and obsession with consumerism have taken a... 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 have laid in fox holes,carried... Read More

Lucky...

You make me smile like I've seldom done before You give me a reason to... Read More

Poetry and Popular Culture

Is poetry too complicated for the average reader? Is it too cryptic, scholarly? If you... Read More

Its What She Didnt Say

When I hear your voice inside my head it makes me think of you every... Read More

The Exit Poems [Iron and Fire & No Heroes]

The Exit Poems [And Socrates]Iron and FireIron can be soften by fire- grows hard... Read More

The Last King of Mars [A Poetic Mytho]

[As Told by the Last] King: it was in the year 23,700 BC that one... Read More

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... Read More

Become A Poet In Ten Minutes

Have you ever sat there staring at the paper, ready to write, but unsure where... Read More

Two Poems, with Figurative Language

Says Mr. Dennis Siluk, when asked to review his poetry somewhat, for he hesitates all... Read More

Birthday Messages

I WANTED TO SAY IT WITH A BUNCH OF FLOWERS A CARD WOULD HAVE SUFFICED.I... Read More

Blind Designs [a Poem] and a Note by Rosa on The Other Door

Blind DesignsBorn today, gone tomorrow Like a butterfly with no stomach Born n the morning,... Read More

Daybreak at Pikes Creek [a Poem]

Daybreak at Pikes Creek [Summer of 2005]Daybreak by Lake Superior Rising out of the woods... Read More

Ode To Quetzalcoatal [Now in Spanish and English]

Ode to Quetzalc?atlQuetzalc?atl the GreatNo one knew his true name, so they Called him Quetzalc?atl-feather... Read More

Colorful Talk

"I heard what you said, Red. Yet, I have to disagree. There's nothing wrong with... Read More

Uamaks Aquatic [suspense: now in Spanish and English]

Delicately, my mind was selecting a muffled tune, out of the dead dark empty space... Read More

Three Poems (While in Transition/English and Spanish)

Here are three more poems by the author, Dennis Siluk, while traveling througout Central and... Read More

Savage Nature: The Life of Ted Hughes

One of the most important poets of the post-war period, Edward James Hughes (1930-1998), was... Read More

Poetry ?Reborn? Emerges In Thriller Mystery Novel

Since Mohamed Ali?then Cassius Clay?announced that he had written "The world's shortest poem," I have... Read More

Four Poems: Two for the Devil, Two for Peru

Here is some witty poetry (not sure if that is the proper word: witty, but... Read More

A Case of The Fears

Chicken Soup is good for a coldSleep is good for the FluWhen I get a... Read More

In the Mountans of Haiti [A Poem: in English and Spanish]

In the Mountains of Haiti(In the City)-July is a hot month-sweating Poverty out on... Read More

Ive Learned

You cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can... Read More

Satirical Poetry About Tony Blair

All Hail.Is your hospital full of aliens, despite new cleaning firms, Antenna waving buggies, And... Read More

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

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

Two Poems with Triggers [and a commentary]

So Many Einstein'sThe morning mist, insists there is a God. The earth remains faithful to... Read More

Tale of the Brick Maker, of San Jeronimo, Peru [In English and Spanish]

Tale of the Brick Maker, Of San Jer?nimo, Peru [A Cup of Sorrow]-1In the... Read More

Famous Poets Quotations - Top 30 Poetry Quotations by Famous Poets

"For this reason poetry is something more philosophical and more worthy of serious attention than... Read More

The Spirits de Copan

Part oneI see them in the skies I hear them in their hells They whisper... Read More

Two Poems Written During Recovery

Since my wife and I are moving, or preparing to move, we've been going through... Read More

Publishing Your Poetry

If you are serious about seeing your work published by reputable publishers, there are a... Read More

Listen as I Share: WE

You speak simple, completley understandable justifications I respect them, respect you, honor what you tell... Read More

I Shall Wait...

I Shall Wait..On all the new mornings, and every singking evening, I wear a small... Read More

Poetry in Turbulence

To many non-specialists of literature, poetry is deeply unsatisfying. There are several... Read More

Motiff

Have you ever experienced infatuation with someone you know is not a good match for... Read More

A Happiness Poem

If a happiness poem could bring forth a smile, Then my face would always dress... Read More

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... Read More

Looking Out the Rear Window

The funeral rite concluded With the pastor shaking hands, Offering words of comfort I didn't... Read More

Bleed

now is not the time to open open that great door again not the time... Read More

Lord Byrons She Walks in Beauty

Lord Byron's opening couplet to "She Walks In Beauty" is among the most memorable and... Read More