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  • Edgar Stevens Rookie - 1st Stage (8/6/2013 3:54:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Poem Hunter Poetry Contest has officially started. You can enter with your favorite poem now or write a new one and submit it before August 31st,2013.

    Prize is $1,000 for the winner and $250 for the 2nd and 3rd place..

    You can write in any poetic style and on any subject.

    Entering the contest is free.


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  • Orhan Afacan Rookie - 1st Stage (1/8/2013 6:46:00 AM) Post reply

    Ademin kalbi hasta sifasi Kur'andadir.
    Ademin gönlü darda ferahi Kur'andadir.
    Adem ölmek istemez çaresi Kur'andadir.
    Adem yalniz edemez vekili Kur'andadir.

    Adem ilimi sever, ilimi Kur'andadir
    Adem övülmek ister degeri Kur'andadir.
    Adem bir kerre dogar, Kue'ana göre ölür
    Bu iki hal arasi neleri yasar, görür.

    Adem neslini sorar, nesili Kur'andadir
    Adem Yaradan arar, asili Kur'andadir.
    Adem günlük islerle geçsinmenin derdinde
    Ebedi saadeti yitirme gayretinde.

    Adem hiç, hiç unutma, sinav yeri burasi
    Bu dünyadan gider adem gelince sirasi.
    Ademin tek ümidi sefati Muhammedin
    Orhan sende kendine bunu gaye edin.

    Orhan Afacan

  • Joe Giuliani Rookie - 1st Stage (10/23/2012 4:30:00 PM) Post reply


    Please note that my new book of poetry, " Dada Reborn: 21st Century Poems, " is now available on Amazon (Ebook) .

    These poems are intended for a mature liberal-minded audience.



  • Ni Lucy Rookie - 1st Stage (7/24/2012 10:02:00 PM) Post reply

    Considering the Snail

    -Thom Gunn

    The snail pushes through a green
    night, for the grass is heavy
    with water and meets over
    the bright path he makes, where rain
    has darkened the earth’s dark. He
    moves in a wood of desire,

    pale antlers barely stirring
    as he hunts. I cannot tell
    what power is at work, drenched there
    with purpose, knowing nothing.
    What is a snail’s fury?All
    I think is that if later

    I parted the blades above
    the tunnel and saw the thin
    trail of broken white across
    litter, I would never have
    imagined the slow passion
    to that deliberate progress.

  • Echezonachukwu Nduka Rookie - 1st Stage (7/1/2012 12:24:00 AM) Post reply

    Hello Poetry World! .Greetings to everyone.I invite you all to read the poems on my page.Please kindly leave your comments.
    Thank you.

  • Ronald Micca Rookie - 1st Stage (5/10/2012 9:08:00 AM) Post reply | Read 6 replies

    Yesterday, a supervisor of mine directed me to take down a bulletin board on which I posted student work that demonstrated their understanding of history through the medium of poetry. She said, " What does poetry have to do with history?" She went on to say that poetry is elementary and that poetry isn't rigorous. I vehemently disagree. What are your views?I do not wish to take down the work and I need supporting counter-arguments to her claims. Please respond.

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    • John Westlake Freshman - 2nd Stage (9/9/2014 9:44:00 PM) Post reply

      How does she think history was passed down originally??? History was passed down through songs and poems long before people learnt to read. Only after many years were they recorded down in books and ... more

    • Laura Burns Rookie - 1st Stage (6/14/2014 12:30:00 PM) Post reply

      History is not a separation from culture. Poetry, art, literature, all contribute to history.

    • Tweetspeak Poetry Rookie - 1st Stage (5/19/2014 8:40:00 AM) Post reply

      The irony couldn't be greater. History has historically been cataloged through the medium of poetry. Especially in early times, poetry was used to help pass along the history and culture of tribes/ ... more

    • Denis Martindale Rookie - 1st Stage (8/17/2013 5:43:00 AM) Post reply

      Poetry has been used throughout history ... more

    • Maitiu Brallaghan Rookie - 1st Stage (10/16/2012 9:04:00 PM) Post reply

      It is a little disappointing to see such ... more

    • Mariska Coetzee Rookie - 1st Stage (5/21/2012 8:53:00 AM) Post reply

      I do agree with you. Poetry has been ste ... more

  • Danjosh Zeus Rookie - 1st Stage (4/7/2012 6:00:00 AM) Post reply

    hi to all im new here.....
    im inviting you all to
    please read my poems
    and add some comments.thx

  • Rachael Learning Matters Rookie - 1st Stage (4/3/2012 11:26:00 AM) Post reply

    The Shared Poetry Project — inspired by this John Merrow blog entry: — we'd like to invite public school students to film community members reciting lines of poetry, then edit the readings into a video for the Learning Matters YouTube channel. This exciting project provides students the opportunity to develop or strengthen real-world skills of teamwork, quality control, and production. It also can introduce the 80% of Americans who do not have school-aged children to the remarkable abilities of our youth. Not to mention exposes them to some great poetry!

    Project Guidelines may be found here:

    A great project for National Poetry Month!

  • L C Vieira Rookie - 1st Stage (3/18/2012 9:11:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    A rhyming dictionary can be a great asset, and I see there are online references that may help:

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  • Gordon Tseng Rookie - 1st Stage (11/10/2011 2:42:00 AM) Post reply

    God Bless Not Only America(chapter 5) , I Am a Being(chapter 6) , and People Have a Little Earth(chapter 7) are three chapters in the poetry book GOD BLESS NOT ONLY AMERICA, which have poetry works good for students' discussions about the U.S. and the world.

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