B.C. poet Shane Koyczan raises $30,000 on Kickstarter.


From Shane Koyczan: Don’t tell Shane Koyczan that poetry doesn’t pay. On Monday, the B.C. spoken word artist launched a Kickstarter for his new poetry bookwith a modest goal: $15,000. The Kickstarter has already hit nearly $30,000 in just two days — that’s more than most poets make in their career. Koyczan first shot to fame for …

I carry Your Heart With Me. – E. E. Cummings


I heard this poem in a movie and it moved me to such an extent that I want to share it with you: [I carry your heart with me(I carry it in] By E. E. Cummings 1894–1962 i carry your heart with me(i carry it in my heart)i am never without it(anywhere i go you go,my …

LOOK at the elderly, – Pause


…then we might SEE… When an old man died in the geriatric ward of a nursing home in an Australian country town, it was believed that he had nothing left of any value. Later, when t…he nurses were going through his meagre possessions, They found this poem. Its quality and content so impressed the staff …

A Destined Encounter.


Coincidence does not exist. Not in my book! Yesterday, a couple came to see me, on the street that is my present home, to have a chat about this and about that. And chat we did, about lots of things, which led to them inviting me to sleep in their flat. Just like that! These …

Message From RubIxSKube…


Hello to all at The Portal… KubIxSRube here…!! 😉 Well, what can I say….? its been a while…! I feel absolutely no shame in admitting that I lost my way a little, in life as well as creatively… there have been some pretty rough times in my life, personal tragedies that seem to follow me …

Faceless, Nameless…


I’m heavier than heaven… But lighter than air… Simply complex… Darker than fair. Innocently guilty… Of a victimless crime… Frozen in motion… Ahead of my time. Lovingly despised by those that don’t know… Secretly adored by the ebb and the flow. So much more rounded than the average square… But not much smarter than the …

Paper Memories


On a pillow of paper memories He rests his head in slumber As he hears the wind whisper ‘An old man weeps, an old man bleeds To harvest love he’d sowed the seeds Blood and tears for the nothing years When nothing grew but thorns and weeds’ He awakens at the table And he sees …

Affection by Lindell Vecchio


Affection by Lindell Vecchio. I did not get this the first time I read it, but then I did not have my brain switched on. After having read it a second time, I must admit that I find this piece of poetry intriguing, endearing and alas very true. * * * Related articles Affection by …

Prose that reads like poetry!


I just stumbled onto a site, where there seem to roam some majestic authors. Nothing like the drivel that I write, this is Hemingway quality stuff! The site is called:  Linguistic Playfulness (<- click here!) I am following them with interest. Do join me! Related articles Anything goes when it comes to prose, but… (ask.metafilter.com) …

Present from Lieven 27.


Lieven Grillaert Come to me, O ye children! For I hear you at your play, And the questions that perplexed me Have vanished quite away. Ye open the eastern windows, That look towards the sun, Where thoughts are singing swallows And the brooks of morning run. In your hearts are the birds and the sunshine, …