The Spirits de Copan
I see them in the skies
And never are alone-The Spirits and the Ghouls?
They are shadows in my world
These spirits hide in ancient stones
In ebbing shadows
They are no man's friend
The spirits de Copan (have)-:
These were the kings
In the Great Plaza
A spirit, let known(In its trembling vacuum):
As I looked towards
The imposing palaces
And I walked away
Note: written while visiting the Copan Valley, and site, in Honduras, Written between 4-24/25-2005, #630.
Author Dennis Siluk, is traveling presently in Honduras, and just left the Copan Valley, and is in San Pedro de Sula, on his way back to Lima, Peru. He was much inspired by the Copan area.Rosa Peņaloza
So many looked to you for inspiration,
Give Me a Lily Pad & The Continuum [two Poems]
What can I do to keep this world in its orbital spin?I gave up trying to win the hearts of the many-.Throw the meat-balls against the wall, stop, stop!!Trying to make them spin, like God did in the heavens!
Testimony to the Night [In English and Spanish]
In the quiet of the arctic night-In its deep northern skies,Dim are the lights, in its cold
Sleep, Dreams, and a Poem
The Incubus' Flash-light
Two Poems and an Analysis [?Witness,? & ?An Old Love?]
Two Poems and an Analysis ['Witness,' & 'An Old Love']
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.
Lima, City with the Stretched out Wings [In English and Spanish]
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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 during this ongoing trip in Peru, while in Lima, although the poem concerning: Chan Chan was oriinally started last year,while at the ancient site in Northern Peru, it was just finished recently.
You cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them.
Three Love Poems [all wicked]
Advance: Mr. Dennis Siluk's poetry can have its fire-hearted twists: as with 'Lovers'...', and 'Death...' and the 'Loves's Curse';but love can carry with it, luring assets, especially in these three poems, as you will soon see; two of which he calls sonnets. He sings a dim song, but it all seems to fit in the river of bitter waters; or salty waters. Be that as it may, they are worth the adventure in reading them, weary as they may be. For those interested, his new book of poems will be out in weeks, "Spell of the Adnes," it will be a charming book. Rosa Penaloza
A Hundred and Fifty Dead [Korean War--l952]
There I sat, ninety-five degree weather
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Ambiguity and Abstraction in Bob Dylan?s Lyrics
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Hindu Poet - Kamalakanta
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It's dark, it's cold, its' just six thirty,
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Write Your Way to Fame
Have you ever thought about how nice it would be to see your poem discussed in the New York Times? Think you have what it takes to become a famous poet? Well the unfortunate truth is that no one has what it takes to be a famous poet. Here's a little exercise: Name the most famous contemporary poet you can think of. Louise Gluck, Frank Bidart, and Maya Angelou, are all well known poets, but did you even know who all of them were?
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Two Poems: Black Poncho, and Spirits of de Copan [in English and Spanish]
Have you ever experienced infatuation with someone you know is not a good match for you? Or how about an interesting relationship that roots itself deep in your memory... Here's my double take on someone who caught my eye years ago and invited me to play footsies in a work cafeteria. Although nothing ever involved from this infatuation, he has never left my thoughts.
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