Category: poems

  • Jack Kerouac, the 20th Century’s Greatest Poet: One Hour of Video

    ________   The original Bud Bloom post contained video that is now unavailable online. Here, we begin instead with the video “Lowell Blues”, a film by Henry Ferrini. Here is a quote from the Ferrini Productions site: “Lowell Blues is a 30 minute Film Poem fusing language, music and image to explore Jack Kerouac’s childhood […]

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  • Call 911: Beck, Armitage, & Stevie Ray Vaughn Out of the Blue

    _____   Jeff Beck–Going Down (1983, Arms Concert NY)     If I were to say that Jeff Beck is one of the great rock and roll guitarists, thousands or millions of people would be outraged that I did not name him as the single greatest. And here is one of the great rock songs, […]

  • The Top 20 Greatest Banjo Paterson Poems of All Time

    _______     Below are the Top 20 poems by Australian poet Andrew Barton “Banjo” Paterson (Barty to his friends, by the way), who lived from 1864 into 1941. They are arranged from number 20 down to number 1, placed in order by my preference after reading the 222 Paterson poems found on the web. […]

  • 25 Online Poetry Forums and Workshops

    _____                         About Poetry                 Babilu                 Bag End Poetry                 Blueline Poetry                 Cafe Poetica […]

  • Shopping for a Father’s Day Card

    _____         While at work today, I decide to shop for a Father’s Day card, and to make this blog post about it, an idea that followed on a conversation with Deb Powers last night.    We had spoken of the varieties of poetry in our culture, and the possibility of this […]

  • Cockle Shells With Blue Bells

    ~~~~~     A My Name Is Alice   A my name is Alice And my husband’s name is Arthur, We come from Alabama, Where we sell artichokes. B my name is Barney And my wife’s name is Bridget, We come from Brooklyn, Where we sell bicycles. C my name is _________ And my husband’s […]

  • Prosthetic Love

    _____                                                                                     by Rus Bowden                   […]