INTERVIEW WITH A POET

Poetry isn’t the story of everything

It’s whistling in the dark and

waiting for an answer

Frank Says READ !
Frank Says Read

IN THE COMPANY OF RILKE …


IN THE COMPANY OF RILKE.

Rainer Maria Rilke was a giant of twentieth-century writing who is quickly becoming a visionary voice for our own time, captivating readers not only with his brilliance but also the way he boldly addresses the “deepest things.” Speaking through his own contradictions and ambivalences, he gives readers a profound understanding of the complex beauty of the human existence.

In her new book, In The Company of Rilke (Tarcher/Penguin, on sale Nov 10), bestselling author and spiritual leader, Stephanie Dowrick, invites the reader into the transcendent and piercingly beautiful world of the much-loved poet, and reveals how we can connect with our inner life through his poetry.

IN THE COMPANY OF RILKE …

A 21st Century Dirge For America

A TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY 
DIRGE FOR AMERICA


Another dead song
for a dead man
a dead art in no
man’s land.


“CENSORED”

For Being REAL

As they stop the world,
Judge and destroy
all that which they
cannot make

Or see.   


FOR WE THE PEOPLE BELIEVE IN

 
Anarchy Archery Douche-Beggary
38 Flavors & Fifty Stars Officially

And nothing more.

For to say the least  it’s your
Apathy Banality Absolutely
An Analogy, Abruptly. America So
Blow Me
From Sea to Shining Sea &
Lovingly Bitterly Swallow Me


In Poverty

“Amen”

Or ?
 
You can
 Literally Be, Continue
 
In The Middle Or
See-Dream Of
Vespucci, Liberty With Symmetry
Synchronicity or Being


True.

So Are We Truly  Free? 

Re-discovered or The Undiscovered Country
Land Of The Brave
That Has Never Truly Ever Seen

DEATH.

“Up-Close” 

So America I ask you beg you 
Please;


To 

Tax Me Take Me Fuck Me
Love Me And Then Silently Leave Me

 
In The Dark.

But Please,
Don’t Use Me, Tread On Me
Abuse Me or Ever Break My Heart

“Again”

For Now
Lady Liberty is walking the streets
& Looking To Make A Buck, & Is  
Saying  “Heeeeeeeyyyy Chhhhiiiinnnna”

How Are You?

While, like an angry lover, 
Jealous, she watches your 

EVERY 

“Move”

And Domestically, Majestically
And Carefully

She says ever so softly;
 
PAY UP.

So,

Democrat Republican Soccer Mom White or Black
Welcome to the Homeland The Tea Party & The 
Land Of The Numb

WHERE WE THE PEOPLE, ONCE BELIEVED

Once …

BELIEVED

In This, This World 

 IN FREEDOM


And Not Merely

The Dead Sound, Dull Thud Of It,
As It’s Soul Is Bleeding Out.

(Don’t Tread On Me)


________________

R.M. ENGELHARDT 2011


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You May Find Me There …

Follow The Words …

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How can we live without our lives? How will we know it’s us without our past? No. Leave it. Burn it.”

~ John Steinbeck . The Grapes Of Wrath

Follow The Words …

Follow The Words …

The Queen Of Hearts

aceofhearts

They say in Deadwood

Hickok’s final hand included the aces &

eights of both black suits,

A Deadman’s Hand, a 5 card draw

And that death came with it,

But in life it all depends

Upon the cards

That you are dealt.

For I’ve seen the world thru

A narrow glass,

An empty glass

And a terrible glance

That revealed all the best &

The worst…

The worst oh love

The worst kind of chance

In life.

For you can dance with the devil

In the pale moonlight,

You can save & save and work

all your life. And hope… And pray or

Spend. But either way the man

Will come a knocking soon

No matter what… in the end.

For your life can be a million things but

It all depends on you.

For luck is only half the game,

And the rest is up to you.

Because the truth?

Is that you are not

Completely, supremely, or eternally fucked or

Somehow destined to self destruct

But everyone you love will fall in the end

No matter what you do.

So the best kind of dance?

Your best card to chance?

Is always the ace of hearts.

For this, these words are both

A warning and a blessing,

A little bit of wisdom from a man

Whose words will stay true.

That your mind & heart

Must find a chart to

Plot your course upon.

So

Find a love thats

True, find a soul thats real

And that will never let you down.

And that heart my friend

Is your ace.

So no matter what?

Treat her right.

Rich or poor

Old or young

Thru good times or bad.

 Because all life really

Is based upon on how you play the cards

And the winner always

Takes all…

___________

R.M. Engelhardt 2011

 

In Seasons Of

IN SEASONS OF

In Seasons Of

In seasons of

Pleasure
In her language
I live

Seemliest, fairest.
She,
My power
A gracious chance which I have received
Know
All others removed

in her light

hue/hair
her eyes
With lovely face upon me

she smiled

I turn
therefore towards love,

Lady,
Longing has come upon me
With clever
excellence
And a neck,  beauty whiter
than any maiden seen.

Wooing in morning

worn out from waking

Alive as in action. Happy-

Full.

Oh heart, oh love

Do not deprive me
For I have been worrying long since,
Endured for a time

Waiting.

Woman,

Fairest beneath her clothing
A song
Of she

A song of us

Now sung
By the lark

And the mourning doves
Where time is patient

And our patience time

Ours awakened
Ours now
And for-ever.
______________

R.M. Engelhardt 2011

R.M. Engelhardt. Writer~Poet-Albany,NY

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R.M. Engelhardt. Writer~Poet-Albany,NY