BELTANE If a new world begins once again As an ode to the light conceived, The cold The dark turned away Then I shall return In the sunlight Like memory Like Spring Again ~ R.M. Engelhardt 2017

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 … More Ferlinghetti …

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 … More Albany Poets Presents~Albany Wordfest April 2017

A Winters’ Tale

A WINTERS TALE In the evening The early morning This small world Exists in silence Just the wind The snow envelops All lights & this city And the earth Has momentarily Ceased Traveled back in Time before man Ran the show The trees Don’t seem To care I breathe in The dark and Breathe out … More A Winters’ Tale