Kim Barney

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I detest the computer-voice soundtrack that Poem Hunter adds to poems so much that whenever I find one of my poems with a soundtrack, I deactivate it.
Later if I get time, I post it again, usually with a new title, and this time I put gibberish, cryptograms or foreign language where the poem is supposed to go, and the poem in the poet's notes area!
This has worked out well so far. Poem ... more »

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  • ''I wouldn't trade that experience for anything in the world, but I wouldn't give ten cents to do it again.''
    Said by my wife's 80+ year old grandfather after rafting down the Green River below Flaming Gorge Dam.
  • ''If you find me asleep, leave me alone; dead, wake me up.''
    Antonio Maria, Brazilian poet (1921-1964)
  • ''Ambulância! Salva um e mata dez!
    (Ambulance! It saves one and kills ten!)''
    Genady Pawlenko, a Brazilian friend of mine of Russian descent [said after seeing an ambulance tear down the street at a reckless speed]
  • ''After all is said and done,
    there's been more said than done.''
    Don't remember where I first heard this, but I've said it many times since!
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  • Kumarmani Mahakul Kumarmani Mahakul (10/21/2018 7:37:00 AM)

    On behalf of all fellow poets, PH family and our Mahakul family we offer a title of honour to poet Kim Barney as Heavenly Fortune. This title of honour is offered to him due to his perseverance and admirable contribution to the literature. From today onward he will be known as Heavenly Fortune Kim Barney. We hope all fellow poets, people and visitors will like this.

  • Smoky Hoss (1/8/2017 9:20:00 PM)

    I think Groucho Marx may have said the line about after all is said and done, but am not certain. No matter, it is a great and true proverb.

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Best Poem of Kim Barney

Poetry Heaven

Last night I went to bed at eleven
And dreamed I went to Poetry Heaven.
Keeper of the Gate was not Saint Peter
But Robert Frost - - hey, what could be sweeter?

The first person I saw up there
was sitting in a golden chair.
It was my good friend, Hank Beuning,
And a golden guitar he was tuning.

Hank, I said, I've known you for years.
We've had some laughs, we've had some tears,
And I never knew you played the guitar!
He said, well, I don't, at least not so far,
But I've got lots of time with little to do
So I thought I might try to learn ...

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