🇯🇲✍🏾Introducing Jamaican Poet, Sanjae Nykon Facey✍🏾🇯🇲

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Let me use this opportunity to invite you to my channel and where you will find much more of my work.

https://www.facebook.com/poets.penthouse

https://www.youtube.com/c/ThePoetsPenthouse

Feel free to share, like and subscribe. Thank you.

Sanjae Nykon Facey

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✨✍🏾Poetry Near You✍🏾✨

Note:

These are just a few resources & a more narrowed, birds-eye view of what’s going on, on the Poetry Scene.

Wherever you reside or visit? Simply Google what’s available in your area. Many of the links also have Facebook pages.

Venture out there & see what’s going on!

If you’re ready for Open Mic, go for it! If not, there are an abundance of resources that you can partake in. The point is to find them, engage or get involved, &

“KEEP WRITING!!!” ~Maxwanette A Poetess

“Namastè & One Love”❤️💛💚

#PoetryLoverForLife

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🤩✍🏾Brooklyn Poets🤩✨

Brooklyn, NY

https://swag.brooklynpoets.org/products/brooklyn-poets-anthology

🗣Top 10 Best Poetry Open Mic In Brooklyn, NY🗣

https://m.yelp.com/search?find_desc=Open%20Mic%20Poetry&find_loc=Brooklyn%2C%20NY&mapsize=375%2C510

Queens, NY

Jamaica Queens

The Afrikan Poetry Theatre (The Center For Culture)

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afrikan_Poetry_Theatre

176-03 Jamaica Avenue

Jamaica, NY 11432 1(718)523-3312

👏🏾✍🏾Get Your Poetry On!✍🏾👏🏾

🗣Top 10 Best Poetry Open Mic In Queens, NY🗣

https://m.yelp.com/search?find_desc=poetry+open+mic&find_loc=Queens%2C+NY

Bronx, NY

🗣Poet Like-Minders🗣

Poetry Groups- Bronx,NY

https://www.meetup.com/topics/poetry/us/ny/bronx/

🤩✍🏾Check-out- Perfectly Written Poetry- Bronx, NY✍🏾🤩

https://perfectly-written-poetry.business.site/posts/4738995352377504827?hl=en

NewYork, NY

The Nuyorican Poets Cafe

https://www.nuyorican.org/

https://theculturetrip.com/north-america/usa/new-york/articles/10-places-to-experience-poetry-readings-in-nyc/

🗣✍🏾Staten Island Poetry Scene✍🏾🗣

http://www.statenislandoutloud.org/5569/poetry-workshops-with-staten-island-outloud/

🗣✍🏾Take the Ferry To the Poetry✍🏾🗣

https://www.newyorkcitypoetryfestival.com/

🤩✍🏾Atlanta’s Got Poets!✍🏾🤩

🗣✍🏾Poetry Atlanta✍🏾🗣

http://www.poetryatlanta.blogspot.com/

https://www.eventbrite.com/d/ga–atlanta/poetry-and-spoken-word/

🤩🗣Mississippi Poetry🗣🤩

Mississippi Poetry Society

https://www.misspoetry.net/

https://poets.org/state/ms

🤩✍🏾Ohio Knows About Poetry✍🏾🤩

Open Mic Nights – Euclid Public Library

 

🗣✍🏾Cleveland State University Poetry Center ✍🏾🗣

http://www.csupoetrycenter.com/

 

🤩✍🏾Poetry In Minnesota✍🏾🤩

Button Poetry

https://buttonpoetry.com/buttonpoetrylive/

 

🗣Top 10 Best Poetry Open Mic In Minneapolis, MN🗣

https://m.yelp.com/search?find_desc=poetry+open+mic&find_loc=Minneapolis%2C+MN

 

🇯🇲✍🏾Poetry In Jamaica, West Indies✍🏾🇯🇲

🤩🗣Poetry In Motion 2019- Feat.Dub Poet Yasus Afari🗣🤩

https://www.reggaeville.com/dates/festival-details/poetry-in-motion-2019/overview/

 

🗣✍🏾Famous Jamaican Poets✍🏾🗣

https://www.my-island-jamaica.com/jamaican_poets.html

 

🇫🇮✍🏾Finland’s Poet Scene✍🏾🇫🇮

🗣✍🏾Poetry Moon 2019 – Helsinki, Finland✍🏾🗣

https://www.myhelsinki.fi/en/see-and-do/events/poetry-moon-2019

https://m.ranker.com/list/famous-poets-from-finland/reference

 

🤩✍🏾Florida Poetry✍🏾🤩

🗣✍🏾Find Florida’s Poetry HotSpots✍🏾🗣

https://www.visitflorida.com/en-us/things-to-do/arts-history/experience-poetry-in-florida.html

http://www.floridastatepoetsassociation.org/

🇯🇲✍🏾Famous Jamaican Dub Poet, Yasus Afari✍🏾🇯🇲

“We at P.L.O.T.S. (Poetry, Language Of the Soul), are honored to share this piece by one of Jamaica’s most popular Dub Poets, Brother~King Yasus Afari. He’s a consistent & supportive member of ours. He shared this piece on our Facebook page. It was a must share on our Blog. “Read di words & Feel di riddim!” Respect, Continued Blessings & Guidance to Brother~King Yasus & his Sister~Queen.” ~Maxwanette A Poetess

“Namastè & One Love“❤️💛💚

Friends of Mother Earth / The Earth is Our Friend

The earth is the garden of creation

Purposefully clothed, with lush, green vegetation.

Roots!

Firm enough to prevent critical soil erosion,

All elements working in union,

for natural joy and satisfaction.

The earth is our friend, we are the children of the earth.

The cyclic function of the earth’s ecology is no mystery,

Like the organs of the human body,

Each working in perfect harmony,

In this our environmental community,

of which the guardians and keepers

are the children of humanity.

The earth is our friend, we are the children of the earth.

The rivers, like blood streams flowing into the oceans,

Returning secretly to the fleshy bowels of earth’s creation,

Evaporating to the atmospheric breath of life,

Sun, moon and stars,

Solid, liquid and gas,

Land, sea and air,

Flesh, blood and spirit.

The earth is our friend, we are the children of the earth.

Like the lungs of man,

The trees breathe to keep the earth alive.

Yeah! The Sun, like a devoted Father

Working from sunrise until sunset

And the Moon, like a loving Mother,

Working from dusk until dawn,

Shining within the sweet embrace, of her children, the stars

The earth is our friend, we are the children of the earth.

If we protect the earth,

Then, the earth will protect us,

Clothe, feed and shelter us.

The earth is the garden of creation.

If we keep the earth alive,

Then we will stay alive,

The earth will keep us alive.

The earth is our mother and our friend!

We are the children and the friends of the earth, of the earth, of Mother Earth

YASUS AFARI ©

Copyright © Yasus Afari

🎓✍🏾There Are All Types of Poems✍🏾🎓

“Personally, I’m more of a “Freestyle” Poet(ess). But from time to time, I follow the norm, and try my hand at various Poetry Writing Styles. It’s always a learning & fun experience!”~Maxwanette A Poetess

🤩There Are All Types Of Poems🤩

Poetry Forms – Definitions and Examples

Sonnet – a short rhyming poem with 14 lines.  The original sonnet form was invented in the 13/14th century by Dante and an Italian philosopher named Francisco Petrarch. The form remained largely unknown until it was found and developed by writers such as Shakespeare. Sonnets use iambic meter in each line and use line-ending rhymes.

FOR MORE ABOUT SONNETS, READ HOW TO WRITE A SONNET

By William Shakespeare

Limerick – a five-line witty poem with a distinctive rhythm. The first, second and fifth lines, the longer lines, rhyme. The third and fourth shorter lines rhyme. (A-A-B-B-A).

FOR MORE ABOUT LIMERICKS, READ HOW TO WRITE A LIMERICK ON THE FFP POETRY FORUMS

Haiku – This ancient form of poem writing is renowned for its small size as well as the precise punctuation and syllables needed on its three lines. It is of ancient Asian origin.

Haiku’s are composed of 3 lines, each a phrase. The first line typically has 5 syllables, second line has 7 and the 3rd and last line repeats another 5. In addition there is a seasonal reference included.

FOR MORE ABOUT HAIKU, READ HOW TO WRITE A HAIKU

Narrative – A narrative poem tells the story of an event in the form of a poem. There is a strong sense of narration, characters, and plot. It may be dramatic, with objectives and diverse characters. Narrative poetry may be short or long, and the story it relates to may be simple or complex.

SEE ABOUT NARRATIVE POEMS AND EXAMPLES OF NARRATIVE POEMS

Epic – a lengthy narrative poem in grand language celebrating the adventures and accomplishments of a legendary or conventional hero

Couplet – two lines of verse which rhyme and form a unit alone or as part of a poem.

SEE STANZAS – COUPLET, TERCET AND QUATRAIN

Free Verse – A Free Verse Poem does not follow any rules. Their creation is completely in the hands of the author. Rhyming, syllable count, punctuation, number of lines, number of stanzas, and line formation can be done however the author wants in order to convey the idea. There is no right or wrong way to create a Free Verse poem.

SEE FREE VERSE POEM EXAMPLES

Acrostic – An acrostic poem is a poem where the one letter in each line spells out a word or phrase vertically that acts as the theme or message of the poem. The word used for the acrostic can be the name of the person you are writing the acrostic about, a message such as Happy Birthday or a theme such as Acceptance, Love or Hope.

https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poems/other/

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“I don’t know if this would be considered a poem or just more rambling thoughts.” ~ Robert Kearl

“Where, Oh Where?”

Where, Oh where, has my life gone? Up to this point, it’s always been a journey from 1 point to another

Living from one dream to another

But I can’t wait to see what tomorrow may bring me today

It just might be a random thought; would I be wrong to wish?

I could fix my heart and mind this time or is this the last time

I’m trying to make things right or is this just wishful thinking

I wish I was right this time, but I fear I’m wrong

I’ve nearly lost my mind living in the past but for this moment in time

I’ve started looking for peace without you here beside me this will be the last time I look to the sky

to try to find my place in the heavens above

I just want you to know within myself,

I’m trying to just let go one last time, but I can’t seem to find, the courage to let my heart lead me along this path in life

Where, Oh where, have I gone wrong, in thinking heaven was only a hop skip and jump away from me?

Sometimes it’s as if you’re still here beside me?

I can hear your still soft voice, whispering in my ear, but when I open my eyes your nowhere to be found

Where, Oh where, have all these angels gone?

All to soon they’ve all flown to heaven…

one last time

© 2019 Robert Kearl

 

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For Your Trust, I Thank You

(for John Jackson)

Watching you walk down Leland Avenue

cigarette in one hand, umbrella in the other

sporting brown-everything clothes

looking like a man who had just come through

your account of the events that put you here echoed

in my head

John, the pain you feel is yours/mine/ours

we menfolk wear it draped over our shoulders like kente cloth

I say walk on!

move purposefully through the redundancy

of hard heads and fools

brothers whose eyes have become tinfoil

whose hearts are cold and unfeeling

from chasing delusions of patriarchal grandeur

no self-respecting, self-loving male person behaves in this way

what bastardization of one’s humanity!

what reduction of one’s Creator-given potential!

what needless pain they bear!

what unnecessary dues they pay!

Your time here may not be long, as you say

nevertheless, go back into the arena of life

not stuck on stupid as before

but renewed in faith that right outweighs wrong

anyplace, anytime, any whatever

go back while the blood yet runs warm in your veins

with a vision of the new world coming

wherein everyone will have time and love for everyone

regardless of his group, color, creed, sexuality

even the hard heads and the fools

diminished brothers whose square expressivity

is not the gold standard of who you/me/us/they be

commit to the righteous struggle of wholeness

that the inner peace enables you to redeem yourself

in the eyes of she who carried you to term

commit to the righteous struggle of wholeness

that it enlarges the circle of brothers who seek deliverance

from the yoke of domination and subordination

finally, take up the struggle because doing so, I do believe

will increase the betterment of humankind

and our only Mother Earth

Yes, John, go back into the arena this time

as a 360-degree male person human being

reconciled and in harmony with your blended essence

believing with everything you feel in yourself

that we menfolk all over these United States

will someday accept the rejected truth of ourselves

then board gondolas of mutual respect

and float down the river Mississippi in complete unanimity

to that melodious harbor of democratic fellowship

© 2019 Clover Mathis

 

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Bob McNeil

http://www.undergroundbooks.org/bob-mcneil.html

 

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South Rim

By La-Faithia White

It was cold and damp

when we reached the peak –

Isis, buddah, jupiter, and cedar mountain,

surrounding colorful views

of the temples all in reach.

Startled and meek, mesmerized by

your beauty, tears rolling down

my cheeks, unable to speak.

I stare and breathe, springtime

in April, this time next

year the cycle of nature will

repeat, winding roads, no streets,

cliff retreats, immense landscapes,

and glass plank bridges, a

spectacular vision only God

can create such an amazing composition as

The Grand Canyon.

© 2019 La-Faithia White

 

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