Kelly Kurt

Gold Star - 193,815 Points [Kelly (Insert brooding but philosophical epithet here) Kurt] (1/14/1958 / Cedar Rapids Iowa)

Kelly Kurt
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Divorced father of six grown children.
Scientist
Philosopher
Writer
Recluse


Born in the late twelfth century on the island now named Svalbard, Mr. Kurt invented the word, pudding. In his youth he would travel the world in a dinghy looking for things beginning with the letter H. He found none. At the age of 30, during his blue period, he would repeatedly hold his breath for between three and four minutes, while sitting on icebergs. By forty-five, the now gangrenous poet to be, had grown to over fifteen feet tall and could telepathically communicate with lichen. In the year 1209, while staying at a cheap motel, he was bitten over a million times by ... more »

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  • ''Be Good, Be Smart, Be Happy''
    ME- To my kids, every day
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  • Engin Kavrak (5/11/2017 7:53:00 AM)

    Your poems are like concepts of codes which are attractive and reminding.

  • Anita Sharma Anita Sharma (3/21/2017 7:46:00 PM)

    sir you are such a wonderful poet of all kind, there is hardly a topic left you haven't written in your poetic pearls, love your work, always admire you, thank you for sharing your stuff with us, regards

  • Marieta Maglas (10/24/2016 2:51:00 PM)

    The poems that are written by Kelly Kurt are insightful poems. The poet uses finesse and beauty to make them be pleasant to the expert eye.

  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (10/16/2016 11:30:00 PM)

    There is an element on this site that if our senses of smell were cyber enabling that could only be defined as mundungus! A member here for several years, with nothing but perpetual loyal support, respect & friendship to offer to his fellow members, not to mention a style of poetic craftsmanship that added a quantum measure of polish & overall quality to this mediocre site with his every post and comment. His name is Kelly Kurt...He was a staple of contribution on this site...His philosophies on some of the most absurd ways that this site operates was simple and short. Ignore the ignorance...Enjoy everything else....At least that's what I got from the conversations I had with Kelly. And I will also add this: For Kelly to be so disgusted with this element that it would cause him to walk away from what he loved doing so much on a daily basis here, it must have been beyond abhorrent.
    I have been a member here since the sites inception in late 2005...I have had my share of run-in's and attempted bully tactics....I was a defensive participant in the infamous Forum Wars of 2006-2010 that eventually resulted in PH ownership/management thankfully deleting this arena due to the non-literary nature of the daily activity which could be best described as cruel, nefarious and at times, libel. Suffice to say I've seen it all including others like Kelly who were forced to leave this site. Anyone who knows me from years back, also knows that I hate clichés, especially in poetry. However, I must say that one comes to mind regarding this un-necessary loss of a good Poet & man. One that bares Truth & always comes to fruition.....What goes around, comes around...The PH I joined 11 years ago was a circle of artists that took pride in their work & took care of their own, We were people that were mindful, respectful & loyal. And at anytime should one of us be wrongfully shunned, abused, gun-decked, bullied or generally disrespected without cause...those responsible would ALWAYS be eventually outed, found and consequences would follow...I only hope for the sake of the whoever's who are responsible for Kelly's abrupt departure will be smart and reach out to Kelly Kurt, make amends, and convince him to return to this site. Because that's what artist's, members and friends do for fellow artists, members and friends. Games are for the Arcades...Harassment is for cowards. Thank You for the space to hopefully reach many on this issue....Frank J. Ryan, Jr./New York City, N.Y.

  • Aman White Aman White (10/13/2016 2:06:00 AM)

    what you think about friedrich nietzsche

  • Bri Edwards Bri Edwards (10/5/2016 3:23:00 PM)

    PH claims Kelly's got 1268.
    Last time I thought 'twas 1269.
    I guess my eyes aren't very great.
    I KNOW his list is way longer than mine!

  • Nosheen Irfan Nosheen Irfan (9/5/2016 2:14:00 AM)

    Kelly kurt is the soul of this site. A prolific writer with deep insight. I would like to describe him as a creative genius whose pen is always ready to pour out poetry on every aspect of life. Happy writing to you kelly. Keep inspiring. Stay blessed.

  • Geeta Radhakrishna Menon Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (8/26/2016 10:34:00 PM)

    Kelly Kurt is a poet with a difference. He describes himself as a recluse, writer, philosopher, scientist and the divorced father of six grown children.
    May I, with your permission, dear Kelly, add an adjective to your description.
    A lovable recluse,
    A knowledgeable writer,
    An independent philosopher,
    A remarkable scientist and
    An adorable father of six grown children.
    For the last one year, in Poem Hunter, I know Kelly, as a fine human being. Being the top and honoured poet of Poem Hunter, he still has the humility and goodness to read the poems of almost unknown and obscure poets like me. His comments are intelligent and to the point.
    I would like to express my thanks to you, on this page, Kelly, for your support.
    May you prosper and reign as the popular and honoured poet of Poem Hunter!

  • Sandra Feldman (8/4/2016 1:55:00 PM)

    It makes me so happy to see all this cheer,
    Kelly deserves it, the best of our Sphere.

  • Michael Joseph (8/4/2016 2:13:00 AM)

    ***Way to go, Kelly. #1 in the world and well into the top 500 poets of all time. It may be little consolation, given all the trolls that give you low votes and dislikes here, but your work will become timeless classics. You are a true genius! ! ***

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Best Poem of Kelly Kurt

I Can Promise Only This

You can ask anything of me and I will attempt
You can tell me to smile, when grief is my shadow
You can stick me with pins and require my stillness
Take all my possessions and demand more
You can mandate the improbable and I will comply
But I can promise only this
To do my best

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