Fish Song ~ Poem By Alan Kleiman
FISH SONG

Nobody knows da trouble I’ve seen
Nobody knows my sorrow
Nobody knows da trouble I’ve seen
Lordy lordy lord.

Nobody now knows nothing
No stuff
No junk
No words of my life
No secrets
No nothing that moves or shakes me.

What is my life but a sad tale
Of fish flying
And maybe a whale
Nobody knows the trouble
Nobody’s now my girl
Rhubarb and roses
Fly away home.

© Alan Kleiman 2011
Somerset Maugham ~ On Poetry
The crown of literature is poetry. It is its end and aim. It is the sublimest activity of the human mind. It is the achievement of beauty and delicacy. The writer of prose can only step aside when the poet passes.
~W. Somerset Maugham
W.h. Auden ~ How Does A Poet Earn His Money?
"It is a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more money writing or talking about his art than he can by practicing it."
~W.H. Auden
Alfred Lord Tennyson ~ Sadness
"Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean,
Tears from the depths of some devine despair
Rise in the heart, and gather to the eyes,
In looking on the happy autumn fields,
And thinking of the days that are no more."
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Turgenjev ~ On Poets
A poet must be a psychologist, but a secret one: he should know and feel the roots of phenomena but present only the phenomena themselves in full bloom or as they fade away.
Ivan Turgenjev

Painting
Portrait of Turgenjev by Ilja Repin
Pablo Neruda ~ On His Poetry
I grew up in this town, my poetry was born between the hill and the river, it took its voice from the rain, and like the timber, it steeped itself in the forests.
~Pablo Neruda, quoted in Wall Street Journal,, 14 November 1985
Muriel Rukeyser ~ On Poetry
Breathe-in experience,
breathe-out poetry.
~Muriel Rukeyser
Sylvia Plath ~ On Poetry
"The blood jet is poetry and there is no stopping it."
Sylvia Plath
Anne Sexton ~ Poet Of The Soul
"Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard."
Anne Sexton
Musical Dream Of Passion ~ Poem By Monique Lucy Weberink
Dancing, dancing the tango
With you my love
As if we are the only ones
Dancing in this world

We both feel this passionate love of ours
Bodies close together
While we are turning and moving around
Listening to these bittersweet words
Of pain and despair

Please let the music continue,
I do not want to stop
And step back into the real world
Let me dance
Just a little bit longer
Cherish this safety
Of your protective arms

Seeing these proud movements
In a sensual way
Submission and coalescence
Are taking control over me

Your masculine posture, my sensual spinning
Around you
I let myself go,
Nothing on my mind
Just the deepness of the music
And the necessity of
Being close to you

The music stops
Words are fading away
Shadows are falling on us
It is getting late

This dancing of us
Has come to an end
And so has this glorious feeling
Of surrender and passion

One step back into reality
A reality without you my love
A last look in your eyes
And I can read the message they are telling me
But you can not speak out..
Adios mi amor

Monique Weberink
2011
KEES VAN DONGEN
Dance with the Archangel