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 sensed I was but an ant, among the mass of stone, earth and foliage of this enchanting, and enduring landscape.
Spell of the Andes
This is a song of the Andes,
That reaches unto the skyOn the slow warm days,
And the river runs low and high.
The towering Andes look down
In the passing of the sun:"I'm one with the Andes brotherhood
I'm a dreamer, with a song."
I came from afar to see her
And how beautiful she really is,With her strong hardness, fresh freedom
In the autumn of my life!...
Versión en Español
Nota: escrito 15-04-05, mientras pasábamos a través de Los Andes del Perú, desde Huancayo a Lima. Sentí que era solo una hormiga, entre la masa de piedras, tierra y follaje de este encantador y duradero paisaje.
Revelación de los AndesPor Dennis L. Siluk
(Traducido por Nancy Peñaloza)
Esta es una canción de los Andes,
Que se eleva hasta el cieloEn los lentos y calidos días,
Y los ríos corren altos y bajos.
Los inmensos Andes miran hacia abajo
En el paso del sol:"Yo soy uno con los Andes hermanado
Soy un soñador, con una canción"
Vine desde lejos para verlo
Y qué hermoso, realmente es,Con su fuerte dureza, fresca libertad
En el otoño de mi vida!...
Again Mr. Siluk is on his travels, at the moment he has just road through the Andes, and wrote his newest poem, "Spell of the Andes". He is a poet who has traveded close to 700,000 air miles, to places throughout the world in search for inspiration, and here he has found some. His web site: http://dennissiluk.tripod.com
Mechanical Poetry - Part Three
Have you ever read the lyrics of a Simon and Garfunkle song? Pure poetry. Want to write poems like that? Start copying them. Let me explain.
So many looked to you for inspiration,
I Shall Wait...
I Shall Wait..
Antidotes for an Alibi
Amy King's first full-length collection, Antidotes for an Alibi, insists that we examine the deceptive clarity of our actions and the goals that motivate us. How does one actually get from "A" to "B"-and is there ever really a "B"? What color is the white space between "A" and "B"? Upon closer inspection, surface realities reveal themselves to be porous and fragile, layered with textures and grains that lead the eye on varying pathways. So what are we to do in a world of newspaper narratives that instruct us toward tidy endings, murmuring that such endings are possible and even inevitable?
Five Mixed Poems, with Notes [now is Spanish and English]
Two Poems with Triggers [and a commentary]
So Many Einstein's
Never Ever More
Once upon a midnight dreary, coffee cold and vision bleary, all night sat there writing COBOL, coding spread across the bed sheets, changing syntax for the mainframe,having checked my final line, I took the floppy from the drive.
I am not the one I was before yesterday.
Rules for Writing Poetry
You've been writing poetry since that first assignment in your high school writing class. You know the rules about writing poetry, right? Are there rules? Well, if you frequent the poetry forums across the Internet as much as I do, you'd find that there are a lot of amateur poets who adamantly declare that there are no rules for writing poetry and if someone even suggests reading poetry or books on poetry, many of the amateur poets will throw up a defensive front. My opinion seems to swing fervently toward the opposition. You have to know the rules before you break them; at least that's what I always say.
I Saw the Universe
I can see the cerulean blue of the skies
Daybreak at Pikes Creek [a Poem]
Daybreak at Pikes Creek[Summer of 2005]
It's dark, it's cold, its' just six thirty,
AFRICA(to africans in diaspora)
Im Sorry Mom! A Mothers Day Poem
Mother's Day Poetry,
Because of You
You are to me my lifelinemy security.That scares me.I never wanted to trust again that muchI got hurt too badly the last time.I swore I'd never do it again,never let the trust out of my handsinto someone elses.
Ole Bulky Jeeps & Paper, Ink and Rain [two Peoms]
Ole Bulky Jeeps
Lifes Too Short
Time goes by to quicklyto hold your feelings insideEspecially when their so strongeven if they don't abide...
Writing Innovative Poetry
Writing innovative poetry, the kind of poetry that reputable literary journals publish, entails knowing exactly what each word of a poem does to the reader. A good poem should be evocative, skillful, and cohesive, but before attempting to hone these attributes, a potential poet should be knowledgeable of the various forms and attributes of contemporary poetry. A good way to become familiar with the aspects of contemporary poetry is to take classes, join writing workshops, and subscribe to contemporary literary journals. Reading and understanding good poetry is vital to being able to write good poetry.
Africa - Wheres The Profit?
A poetic comment that just welled up inside my head ? why cant we just do something ? before many more are dead?
now is not the time to openopen that great door againnot the time to be more tolerantnot the time to play to win
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