Bill Cantrell

Bill Cantrell Poems

1. Bones In A Bottle -new- 6/3/2018
2. Siren 6/1/2018
3. Places In My Heart 5/10/2018
4. Once A Man, Twice A Boy -new- 6/7/2018
5. The Ultimate Poetess 5/6/2018
6. Dead Rain -new- 6/8/2018
7. Forgiven 5/15/2018
8. Colors 5/20/2018
9. My Country 5/6/2018

Comments about Bill Cantrell

  • Robert Murray Smith Robert Murray Smith (5/5/2018 9:47:00 PM)

    Bill is a poet with soul. To read his poems is like stepping into starlight.

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  • Flower Navarre Flower Navarre (2/3/2018 7:42:00 PM)

    A Powerfully Moving! ! ! ! ! Beautifully Deep Spirited! ! ! ! ! Feeling To
    This Poets Poetry! ! ! ! ! That Inspires And Enlightens! ! ! ! ! With The
    Images, He Leaves! ! ! ! ! Thank You Bill, For Sharing Your Beautiful
    Poetry! ! ! ! !

  • Dr Dillip K Swain Dr Dillip K Swain (11/6/2017 10:34:00 PM)

    I will see you on the other side
    Yes, when you come to that place when words are not enough,
    You will find me, and there you will find peace
    -A very soft, refined and delicate poetic imagination dear poet. A wonderful poem is selected as the poem of the day, , , Many congratulations! !

  • Bharati Nayak Bharati Nayak (5/10/2017 1:05:00 PM)

    In the page of Bill Cantrell I have found a treasure of poems that speak about poetry.I will come here again and again to read and appreciate.

  • Annette Aitken Annette Aitken (1/31/2017 2:56:00 PM)

    I find Bill to be a very gentle man, who writes from his heart. Not only does Bill inspire others to write, he also encourages us to do better. The pictures he paints with his words are like watching them unfold in real time, right there in front of your face. I feel blessed to have made a friend of Bill.


  • Vincent Feliciano (12/13/2016 5:00:00 PM)

    You inspire me to write more, Bill, and it is truly my honor to be your friend

  • Susan Williams Susan Williams (10/25/2016 3:20:00 PM)

    Bill Cantrell's poetry is heart-piercing and important and on point. He pens very wise poems and couches them in vibrant word choices and strong and original visuals.
    For example: Tomb of the Rose- - This is an exquisite demonstration of the strength of vision when delivered in simplicity and brevity.. A thousand more words would have smothered the tender message - - a thousand elaborate words would have weighed down the wings of this beauty. It is that rare poem- - perfect just the way it is.
    .For example: Enabler- - -There is a different tone to this well-written observation about how our actions or lack thereof can be as evil as the perpetrators'. It's a sad world that this man and this woman live in- it's cruel, demeaning, draining, and soul-destroying... for both of them. Bill's word choices and terms are unique and outstanding- -grooming the darkness- - you give him wings- - and the last two lines of the poem are a powerful indictment of today's society.
    For example: Inner Struggles- - This poem is so perfect in its expressions of frustration, its howls of creative desperation, protesting the gelding of the spirit, fighting against the status quo poetry! This poem is sheer creativity on fire! .
    For example: Full Circle- - - This is such a whiplash collision of two of the strongest emotions that a human being can ever feel on their turn around the earth. I cannot call it beautiful because it hurts, I cannot not call it beautiful because it is expressed so beautifully. Kelly Kurt found three very good descriptives for this piece- - succinct, poignant, resonates.... oh yes, and excellent. This poem is all of those and more.... so much more.
    I recommend that all lovers of poetry take an extraordinary journey through the poems Bill has written. They are diamonds of the first water. In them, he captures it all... the thoughts and emotions and concepts that rule our earthly life. He catches it in his soul and puts it down in words so beautifully and so wonderfully for us.

  • Halin Roche (4/28/2016 6:00:00 AM)

    not only your poems but your quotations too are highly philosophical Sir. thank you for sharing...

  • Nassy Fesharaki Nassy Fesharaki (4/4/2014 7:54:00 PM)

    I envy your lovely/accurate look at the nature, which you must have around you.
    Great and all the best.

Best Poem of Bill Cantrell

My Country

My country?
I claim no citizenship in the here and now
For I shall not pitch my tent on another's soil
With a land comes its gods,
And with it's god comes a yoke
I shall not plow furrows with seeds of hatred,
Nor shall I kill for virgins eager to reward me,
For the innocent blood on my hands
There is a land where the olive tree is boisterous
A patch of soil where the fig tree calls my name
There are no islands to themselves in my country
Yet, there is a song in my land,

Death, where is your house?
You have become dignified now,
Dressed in ...

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