Category: murder

  • Life and Death from Beijing: a Poetry Sequence by Luisetta Mudie and Dreamer Fei

    ~~~~~     Editor’s note: The title of this post derives from one of the most important memoirs of the last century, Life and Death in Shanghai by Nien Cheng, which came out in 1987.   She recounts in that book her imprisonment by the Red Guard during Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution (1966-1976). Politically speaking, […]

  • World Samina Malik Day December 6th

    _____             I remember this sister from another forum         I’m sure she is sorry for what has happend and didnt mean any harm by it         May Allaah help her, prison is a horrible place                 […]

  • Nikki Giovanni’s “We Are Virginia Tech”

    _____ Click on Nikki Giovanni‘s picture to be taken to the CNN article from which you can watch and listen as she stirs the crowd with her poem “We Are Virginia Tech.” _____ by Nikki Giovanni We Are Virginia Tech We are Virginia Tech. We are sad today, and we will be sad for quite […]

  • Gill Dennis on Johnny Cash & voice in poetry

            I thought this was very good: Poetry Northwest: Unchained (by Gill Dennis): In which a screenwriter listens to Johnny Cash and considers the origins of a sound and in so doing sheds light on the subject of voice in poetry Here’s an excerpt from the beginning: In a second, he was […]

  • Warning: A stark poem on the gruesome murder of Addie Hall

            _____     Something than which nothing greater can be thought so truly exists that it is not possible to think of it as not existing. –Anselm of Aosta     Saint Anselm and the Murder of Addie Hall in New Orleans on October 5, 2006     1. Unbelievable, overwhelmingly […]

  • September 30, 2006: Massacre. September 29, 1960: Tenzin Gyatsu’s prayer.

            May I become at all times, both now and forever A protector for those without protection A guide for those have lost their way A ship for those with oceans to cross A bridge for those with rivers to cross A sanctuary for those in danger A lamp for those without […]

  • Daniel Webster: Great American Orator on Poetry

        Daniel Webster was born in Salisbury or Franklin, New Hampshire in 1782, and died in Marshfield Massachusetts in 1852. He was a constitutional attorney, a US Senator, and a great orator. He opposed war, and sought compromise. Some say it is because of his compromising that he did not attain the presidency. It […]