To Poets Grand and Small by Seymour Shubin

To Poets Grand and Small

Where are the Hail Oh Suns, the
Lo the Moon Doth Glows, Oh
Princess Mines, Hark the village wakens?
Am I this far behind,
Or ahead again?
Slow, slow
I will catch up
Or doth I,
Damn, damn,
I’ll just wait for you

Seymour Shubin 2012


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Faith and No Faith Poem

faith and no faith poem

why did the moss suddenly appear
on the rock?
why is there a rock?
is the universe
a ball I throw into
a room
and it
beats astounding odds to end
in that one
it could be
and is the act of it
being thrown
not the same?
am I that random place?
I am indeed,

…..david michael jackson


Xenon, poem from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” by Chicago poet Janet Kuypers


Janet Kuypers

from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series (#054, Xe)

I don’t care
that you’re no
Zena warrior princess,
I just can’t stand
those high-intensity
headlights of yours
at night.

You may numb me
from my pain
if I breathe you in,
but the only good
your brightness may do
is that your excitement
may add color and life
to my plasma tee vee.

But, you know,
if I love outer space,
I should like the fact
that you are the propellant
in Ion drives —
because if Xenon is the ion,
it can be shot out of a rocket
in outer space,
forcing the rocket
to move faster and faster
through the void
of outer space.

Then again,
I’m not going to outer space,
and there’s no funding
to get us humans
into outer space
right now anyway…

So I’m sorry.
you may think
you’ve got some
bright ideas,
but when I’m driving
at night,
sometimes I think
you should keep
some of your ideas
in check.


Jelaluddin Rumi Persian Poet Videos

Rumi Persian poet
Rumi, was a 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, theologian, and Sufi mystic.
From Peacefulrivers

Born in what is present day Afghanistan in 1207, he produced his master work the Masnawi which consists of over 60,000 poems before he died in 1273. The best way to fully say in words his impact, is that he has the ability to describe the Indescribable, Ineffable– God.

Rumi moved to Turkey to avoid Ghengis Khan and lived in Turkey most of his life. His pivotal work The Works of Shams Tabriz, is considered a masterpieces and one of the greatest works of Persian literature.


There is very little difference
between a song and a poem,
between a poem and a story,
between a story and a prayer.”


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