Karl Stuart Kline
Biography of Karl Stuart Kline
I can offer no better biography than the one that was required of me when 'Going Without Peggy' was in the 2006 (published 2005) Pulitzer competition.
It can be seen in full on my web site, www.poeticat.com along with several of my poems, pictures of our cats and other relevant material.
2007- an adaptation of the Pulitzer biography was published by Leicester Review of Books in the UK, subsequently becoming one of their top ten visited pages for three months straight!
http: //leicesterreviewofbooks.wordpress.com/? s=Karl+Stuart+Kline
My other site, www.scaredsafe.org is designed with Human Trafficking in mind...!
July,2008 - The PoemHunter site has 'top 500' listings for the relative popularity of their poet members. There is one such listing for each country and another for the world as a whole. I am pleased to say that on that list, I have risen as high as the top ten (#10) for the USA and to #43 for the world.
Karl Stuart Kline's Works:
Poison Pearls (2004)
Going Without Peggy (2005)
Brain Stemmed Roses (2006)
Karl Stuart Kline Poems
(2.2) Waking with Robert Frost (written...
I woke up with Robert Frost this morning... with sweep of wind and downy flake I woke and I could see without warning His Woods as his little horse gave his head a shake...
(3.12) A Thousand Poems (A Quest that'...
A thousand poems a day Went parading through my head Confusion reigned supreme, A skein of tangled threads...
(3.21) Storm's End
I seek a haven from the storm, A refuge that defies the thund’ring skies And shelters me safe and warm
(3.25) Freedom (1960's)
To stand forth in strength; The strength of wisdom, The strength of knowledge, The strength of power,
(2.42) Cigarettes (Stealing moments ...
They’re one of your few pleasures, But they’re bad for you, you know... You laugh at the statistics, There’re more likely ways to go.
(2.3) Young Girls (crossing the border....
15 & 9- Mama’s in Milwaukee, Because there’s no work at home. An illegal worker come to the states And she had to leave her girls alone...
(3.2) The Tear (My first poem - 1966!)
There she stood, oblivious to the world, Unconscious of the stones being hurled.
(1.5) Going Without Peggy
I'm going without Peggy And it seems so strange
(1.4) Madness Waits for Me
Somewhere, Madness waits for me... I know, for I can see it in my dreams. It's not a pleasant thing to see, But then sanity is never what it seems...
(1.1 - 1.7) Going without Peggy
This first group of poems is excerpted from my book, 'Going Without Peggy' It wasn't the first book that I wrote, but you can see that it is first in my heart . These are excerpts from the book and I am going to provide the table of contents from the book.
(1.6) Peggy's Roses (roses three...)
I lost my Peggy 11/29/97 after a heart wrenching nine month battle with Breast Cancer - This was included in my book, 'Going Without Peggy', Published in April,2005... **************************************
(3.23) Mountain Stream
Flickering in rainbow haste, It comes to our chance meeting. Following its’ pebbled path, It laughs in liquid greeting.
(3.21) Vertical Pollution
Pigsty People Overtly Letting their Leavings
(3.11) Who, ME?
I'm a sentimental romantic, Something in which I take pride, I'm honest about my feelings They're not something I need hide.
(1.2) To Be My Wife
Take my hand in love,
It is for only thee.
Take my hand in love,
Come in gentleness with me.
Come and join me
In a sharing of the soul,
Come and join me,
Together we'll make a whole.