The Shaman

A shaman and a writer each serve as their communities’ seers by engaging in extraordinary acts of conscientious study of the past and the present and predicting the future. An inner voice calls to the shaman and an essayistic writer to answer the call that vexes the pernicious spirit of their times. Shamanistic writers induce … More The Shaman

MECHANISM

MECHANISM To summon All voices Magicks The poem An incantation A spell Whispering Into the void The silence Made form Made flesh The dreams Of man Temporal Corporal From Mind Body Soul The universal Thread A mechanism A transmission From The beginning To The end     ~ R.M. Engelhardt

The Outside World

As you get older the more things change – for the better or for the worse. Sometimes being a writer and becoming somewhat of an self-isolationist is like being in a sanctuary and finding your true self, your true voice and words. The outside world never goes away. It will always be there. ~ R.M. … More The Outside World

Write.

WRITE. Manifest power in words. Write poetry. Name your own humanity. Ponder creation thru inner meaning. Find hidden voices in the universal consciousness of soul. Find yourself, and then return again. Poetry is the sacred religion Of both time & space older than Civilization itself. Poetry is dead. Poetry is living. Poetry is everything. Poetry … More Write.

Notice

NOTICE My long dead Animal spirit Doesn’t give 2 shits about your Drama, symbols, politics Pornographic presidents Or clever displays In my dialect A long lost forgotten language Of primitive signs  smoke filled Bars, cigarettes, man caves  & Sun gods on vacation Riding old motorcycles Into the dusk The last of my tribe Who share … More Notice

Being A Poet

“Being a poet isn’t something you are or choose. It’s something that happens to you at irregular intervals and with no guarantee it will happen again. You can disregard it when it does happen but you can’t turn it on. All you can do is wait.” ~ Margaret Atwood