How To Speak Poetry

How to Speak Poetry Take the word butterfly. To use this word it is not necessary to make the voice weigh less than an ounce or equip it with small dusty wings. It is not necessary to invent a sunny day or a field of daffodils. It is not necessary to be in love, or…

Ferlinghetti …

  “Pity the nation whose people are sheep, and whose shepherds mislead them. Pity the nation whose leaders are liars, whose sages are silenced, and whose bigots haunt the airwaves. Pity the nation that raises not its voice, except to praise conquerors and acclaim the bully as hero and aims to rule the world with…

Kilroy Was Here

Forgive forget Forgive forget Forget Forget Forget Do you remember When you had your First kiss? Your first time? Do you remember voting? Now bitching, moaning About the man you put in Charge? Cause me? I’ve seen light come And go For centuries I’ve seen wars for thousands Of years through eyes That remain young…

Albany Poets Presents~Albany Wordfest April 2017

Albany Poets Presents R.M. Engelhardt Poet and writer R.M. Engelhardt will be the featured reader 2017 Albany Word Fest edition of the Albany Poets Presents reading series at Restaurant Navona (89 New Scotland Avenue, Albany) on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Albany Poets Presents puts a spin on the typical poetry event in the local literary…

R.M. Engelhardt ETC ETC ETC

Originally posted on DM du Jour:
In thy breaking heart, obscured, Silent whereas no oneGives a “shit.” Whereas a single voice or one still moment in its measure linger, This message, “unrecieved.” Where no amount of time, wine-roses or memories can heal. As human falls, fails broken, out of reason. Long letters written, months recorded…