The Folk Singer Painting

The folk singer painting

The Folk Singer by DMJ

Wonderland in a Tree Poem by Dandelion De La Rue

Wonderland in a Tree Poem

Painting by Khchao Touch

Wonderland in a Tree

Escaping Druidlike
into the tree
a light filled hollow
opening up,
warm and beckoning.

So Alice stands
before it, waiting
for the warmth,
hair growing into the earth
in perfect ringlets
in harmony, matching the tree
her arms open
hugging air
healing by the light
and belonging there.

Healing from
the evil queens
and silly cards
who paint the roses red
thinking nature
should match the wallpaper.

Healing from
the Prozak addled masses
who no longer think
or just no longer care.

Healing from
the pain, the sneers,
of those who think
that kindness is a weakness.

Healing from
arrogant science
which would deny
and criticize
the wisdom of the natural world.

Healing from
the frenzied bringers of
religions and advice
who shout with dedication
that only they
are privy to the truth.

Alice knows better,
she listens to the tree,
it told her so
and teaches her to blend
into the real reality.

Charles Simic. The Monster Loves His Labyrinth

Charles Simic

Water Melons Green Budhas On the fruit stand We eat the smile And spit out the teeth. What’s your response, profoundly complex, profoundly simple, absurd, childlike, whatever, it’s one of the Poetry Videos of poet Charles Simic we feature here at Artvilla.

The title, The Monster Loves His Labyrinth: Notebooks. refers a book of literary criticism and theory together with his own poetry works. In part of it he discusses the relationship of time, space and form in the context of the written word. Perhaps a little dated by today’s standard of cosmological enquirey, as broadly, it seems to me, to refer to conventional Externalism. It comes however highly recommended by this much acclaimed Yugoslavian poet resident in the USA since 1953.

Here at Artvilla, you can find, Poetry Videos of his works in their originals as well as translations, together with personal appearances, readings by himself and other readers, appearances at different venues such as the Robert Lowell Lectures introduced by Robert Pinsky, or reading in English together with Spanish speaking poets Kadri Vaquero and Edgardo Nunez Cabellero. So please enjoy. Editor Artvilla. Robin Ouzman Hislop

 
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Janet Kuypers’ baseball poems read outdoors in front of Wrigley Field 4/26/15 in Chicago’s “Poetry Bomb

See YouTube video of the Janet Kuypers 4/26/15 selected readings for Bases Loaded just outside Wrigley Field at the 2015 Poetry Bomb in Chicago (filmed with a Canon Power Shot), of poems relating to baseball


See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers reading her poem Entire Town’s Baseball Team outdoors 4/26/15 at Chicago’s 2015 Poetry Bomb (at Wrigley Field) filmed with a Canon Power Shot video camera


See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers reading her poem New to Chicago (2015 baseball edition) outdoors 4/26/15 (C) at Chicago’s 2015 Poetry Bomb (at Wrigley Field) filmed with a Canon Power Shot video camera


See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers reading her poem Even Got to First Base outdoors 4/26/15 at Chicago’s 2015 Poetry Bomb (at Wrigley Field) filmed with a Canon Power Shot video camera


See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers reading her poem One, Two, Three Strikes You’re Out outdoors 4/26/15 at Chicago’s 2015 Poetry Bomb (at Wrigley Field) filmed with a Canon Power Shot video camera


See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers reading her poem Somebody’s Scoring Somewhere outdoors 4/26/15 at Chicago’s 2015 Poetry Bomb (at Wrigley Field) filmed with a Canon Power Shot video camera


See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers reading her poem Bases Loaded outdoors 4/26/15 at Chicago’s 2015 Poetry Bomb (at Wrigley Field) filmed with a Canon Power Shot video camera


See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers reading her poem Young Dreams from a Potential Legend outdoors 4/26/15 at Chicago’s 2015 Poetry Bomb (at Wrigley Field) filmed with a Canon Power Shot video camera


Download these poems in the free chapbook“Bases Loaded” w/ poems read on 4/26/15 at the 2015 Poetry Bomb in Chicago