Timeless Poetry

Charles Bukowski was born Heinrich Karl Bukowski in Andernach, Germany; his mother, a German native and his father, an American serviceman. After financial issues in Germany, the family moved to America, first making a home in Baltimore, Maryland and then settling in South Central Los Angeles. Time Magazine called him a "laureate of American lowlife.” [...]

The Sounds Poems Make

Since April (poetry month) is approaching, I thought I'd repost this one featuring poetry and musicians. When learning poetry, one learns the different forms of poetry along with a particular culture or history. They are a part of literature, such as meter and rhyme, and of the assumption that poetry is mastery of the language. [...]

Walls

Walls—barriers forourselvesand the outside world.Their allegianceresides with us—within us.Timechallengesby way of neglect,loss;cracked piecestossed into afusion sea.Graffiti soulstaresback—numbed and tortured bydeath.Gouged,missing parts,yet still leftstanding.We kick away thebroken pieces,apply patchesuntil thewrecking ballof timetakes theentire wall down. Linking life and poetry,Denise