Judge not, that ye be not judged

“Judge not, that ye be not judged.” Matthew 7:1 One of the most insidious ways the ego strengthens itself is in criticizing others. Whether it be their appearance, their beliefs, their politics, or any other criticism we level at others – whether out loud or just in our own minds – what we are truly…

It’s Official. Poets & Writers

It’s Official. After many years of publishing, writing and creating groups and poetry spoken-word events such as Albany Poets, Vox, The School of Night, The Albany WordFest, The Troy Poetry Mission and many others I’ve finally been honored with my listing in Poets & Writers. Thank you. Poets & Writers R.M. Engelhardt #rmengelhardt #albanypoets #poetsandwriters…

Some nights you just have to look up to the stars and know that destiny has something better planned for you ~ R.M. Engelhardt

A POEM FROM MY DESTRUCTIONS

And now alas yet another poem from my destructions, You, witness to and here in new flesh and new skin. The skin of hero, the skin of snake, the skin of monster, the skin of saint all Gradually and eventually shedding piece by piece living and dying and Reinventing the world. Poems, photographs, enemies and…

IN THE ABSENCE OF LIGHTS

Dark-mirrored hallways a dim precision march Here we have tread before Without fear/Well measured Pagan desires and objective Study. Pavlov’s dog is still Breathing, his cigarette falls To the floor and he dances like a manic animal. Lost in the headlights, accidents shall occur once more. There are no excuses left for avatars, no reasons…

POETS ARE WELCOME …

    “That’s the god damn problem with Albany, NY” She said. “There are too many fucking poets “ In the city Where I was born They tore it all down So many times That we all forgot. Because you see I was born In a place Where the lives get Lines and the stories…