DARK LANDS

 

 

 

On “Dark Lands” By R.M. Engelhardt.
Telegraphic missives from the bleak future of now taking in spirit machine and blood . A faint hope beyond hopelessness still guiding the words .

~ Steve Kilbey (The Church)

************

http://www.lulu.com/shop/rm-engelhardt/darklands-poems/paperback/product-24216297.html

 

“R.M. Engelhardt’s Darklands reads like a quick shuffle through the Killing Fields, digging through the bones for “the dreams of the broken.” Dystopian concerns of mortality dominate this book which does not sugarcoat anything in a very accessible language, something I can appreciate greatly.”

Ryan Quinn Flanagan (Author of The Road to Hell is Paved with Writers)

**************

And So.

It’s finally here.

At 12 Midnight Tonight August 31st 2019 the witching hour ” Dark Lands Poems R.M. Engelhardt” will be released by Whiskey City Press. My 15th book I am honored to be a part of a group of great friends and poets who have vision and are publishing an amazing amount of talented writers. Special thanks to John Patrick Robbins & Scott Simmons who helped to put the book together and make it all happen. Thank you brothers of the word. Look for “Dark Lands” on Amazon & Lulu.

More news, book release readings to come.

~ R.m. Engelhardt

 

Judge not, that ye be not judged

FB_IMG_1562761163242

“Judge not, that ye be not judged.”
Matthew 7:1

One of the most insidious ways the ego strengthens itself is in criticizing others. Whether it be their appearance, their beliefs, their politics, or any other criticism we level at others – whether out loud or just in our own minds – what we are truly doing is giving ourselves a reason to feel superior. We are getting a little burst of pleasure from seeing ourselves as superior in some way to person we are criticizing. It could be intellectual superiority, moral superiority, spiritual superiority, financial superiority, or superior in some other way. It all comes down to the same thing….our ego congratulating itself on being better, greater than, or more than someone else’s ego. This sense of superiority is what allows us to create a greater sense of boundary between “me” and “not me.” The ego grows more dense through the practice of showing where others are wrong, and it is right.
Part of the Great Work is understanding the mechanics of ego and mind, so that we are no longer ruled by them.

~ Damien Echols
#highmagick
#ceremonialmagick
#magick
#damienechols
#NYC

 

It’s Official. Poets & Writers

It’s Official.

After many years of publishing, writing and creating groups and poetry spoken-word events such as Albany Poets, Vox, The School of Night, The Albany WordFest, The Troy Poetry Mission and many others I’ve finally been honored with my listing in Poets & Writers.

Thank you.

Poets & Writers R.M. Engelhardt

#rmengelhardt #albanypoets #poetsandwriters #gentlemanoutsider

The Troy Poetry Mission R.M. Engelhardt (@rmengelhardt)

R.M. Engelhardt (@rmengelhardt) Tweeted:
Spread the word.

The Troy Poetry Mission
Troy, NY

#rmengelhardt
#gentlemanoutsider
#Poetry
#TroyNY
#troypoetrymission https://t.co/lKqrqj8UXg https://twitter.com/rmengelhardt/status/1139380202096615425?s=17

Write.

Inspiration Poetry
Follow inspiration, not popularity.
Write from the soul, not for the world.
~ R.M. Engelhardt
WRITE.
Manifest power in words.
Write poetry.
Name your own humanity.
Ponder creation thru inner meaning.
Find hidden voices in the universal consciousness of soul.
Find yourself, and then return again.
Poetry is the sacred religion
Of both time & space older than
Civilization itself.
Poetry is dead.
Poetry is living.
Poetry is everything.
Poetry is a language
Unto itself that is understood.
Poetry will never die
It will still appear in places
Long after you are dust
So write.
That’s all.
That’s it.
Write.
~ R.M. Engelhardt

The Mission Returns! 2018

C__Data_Users_DefApps_AppData_INTERNETEXPLORER_Temp_Saved Images_26230487_1731785846860997_2717590019810614713_n

Welcome To The Troy Poetry Scene 2018 !

The Troy Poetry Mission returns to O’Brien’s Public House on Wednesday, January 31st with a public poetry spoken word open mic . No feature, just poets.

This month we encourage you to to just bring a few poems, have a drink and be a part of the Troy poetry community. New writers and poets are always welcome!

*Sign up at 7:30pm
*8pm start time

http://www.troypoetrymission.com

Hosted by R.M. Engelhardt
And James H. Duncan

BEAT GENERATION SLAM SPOKEN WORD PROSE POETRY TROY POETRY MORE …

The Troy Poetry Mission
Welcome Poetry

Troy Poetry Mission (Thank You)

http://www.troypoetrymission.com

#troyny. #poetry.  #thanks

GREETINGS

(And HELLO to all our FELLOW POETS & POETRY FRIENDS)

We here at the amazing TROY POETRY MISSION would just like to take this small, tiny, even miniscule moment of your time today to say THANK YOU and to tell you how much we truly appreciate your monthly patronage of our DAMN FINE POETRY OPEN MIC held on the LAST WEDNESDAY of each month at our incredibly AWESOME venue O’BRIEN’S PUBLIC HOUSE here in the BEAUTIFUL CITY of  TROY, NY at 43 3RD STREET where we feature a featured poet as our monthly feature.

Needless to say we are and have always yes and continuously been THRILLED AND AMAZED yes that is the feeling THRILLED AND AMAZED  by the EXCITING DIVERSITY OF POETIC AND SPOKEN WORD TALENT in this area and again would like to THANK ALL OF YOU for your CONTINUED SUPPORT AND PARTICIPATION & your continued consumption of many of O’Brien’s DAMN FINE WHISKEYS and OTHER VARIOUS ALCOHOLIC DRINKS at the bar and for your INCREDIBLE POEMS.

So with that said at this time we would again just like to say THANK YOU and that we look forward to seeing you EACH AND EVERY MONTH at THE TROY POETRY MISSION.

THAT IS ALL. (AND THANKS)

cheers!

Sincerely,

THE TROY POETRY MISSION MGMT TEAM

(Thank You)C__Data_Users_DefApps_AppData_INTERNETEXPLORER_Temp_Saved Images_tumblr_inline_oswyq2MbDe1s4cbqc_540.jpg

Upcoming Events

BonesPoemsBookCover2046

The Bones of Our Existence Book Release: March 15th, 2016 at 12 Midnight http://www.thepoemremains.com

Source: Upcoming Events

BURN

homeless

Burn

by R.M. Engelhardt

in the night
december
the cold wind, the frozen
world

stands still
like an abstract
like a painting

without motion.

without sound.

smoke & the harsh light
of streetlamps, reality
dirt white city sidewalks
and the panhandlers
at the bus stop
telling their tale
their stories

to buy another bottle
or another pint.

all fallen, all once born
children
from someplace

somewhere.

who had once believed
who had once had faith

like “you”

the story of mankind
the story of every past
history, and poverty,
promises…and life.

brother sister child mother
ghosts of selves dying beneath
the light. a last dance, a curtin bow
the only time that we see them
in our eyes…

merry christmas
happy new year

nothing has changed
no more is given other
than what is given
like a greeting or like a gift

you are a saint
you have given him a whole dollar

to eat

you have changed
his life completely,
love and sin, drink no more
the gods are all smiling
upon your soul

but the george bailey in
this story has no clarence
and no one gives a damn,
the shelters are all full
and the angels have all ran

far far away
with their wings
to look after
themselves

peace on earth,
good will towards men

their breath,
still hanging upon
the cold wind and
the smoke of their cigarette
and its burn…

do you have a dollar?
a smoke?

can I be you? warm?
heart beating inside
not realizing
that the man under the
jacket’s hood

is “you”

merry christmas.

peace on earth

good will towards men,

good will
towards men.