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If— BY RUDYARD KIPLING

(‘Brother Square-Toes’—Rewards and Fairies)   If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself...

The Desiderata

  Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms...

Parting…

what song shall I sing into the dusty winds? I know that smile that would not reach down your soul. what chants shall I make now. incantations of love departs my lips the...

4 Reasons You Should Perform Your Poetry by Ami Mattison

I shared my poetry with an audience for the first time at an old-fashioned “poetry reading.” It was 1991, and there were four of us. We...

Colour Blind…!!!

  I am everything and nothing, I am colour. I steal individuality, I distort the reality, I struggle to fit in, I can’t help but stand out, All...

How to Get Started with Spoken Word Poetry.

  SOME BACKGROUND INFORMATION People spoke poetry long before they began to write it. Audiences have judged the poet’s performance for just as long. Spoken word...

12 Most Radical Reasons to Write Poetry by Kelly Belmonte.

  For most of the first two decades of my business career, I bifurcated my interests between “professional” and “creative.” In retrospect, this was a...

Drop the Paper: How to Memorize Your Poetry

Written by Ami Mattison “How do you memorize all of those poems?” A woman asked me after one of my shows. It’s a common question, and each time...

Never fall in love with a poet…

Never fall in love with a poet for their words are sometimes lies on occasions they're a shield on occasions a disguise They will take you on a...

For Closet Poets: How to Claim Your Creative Identity.

Do you write poetry but rarely if ever share it with other people? Does anyone even know you write poetry? Are you reluctant to call...