A Better World

Poetry – This poem from James Patrick Kinney, author of the famous ““The Cold Within”, deals with the age long problem of fathers and sons.

“Fate slew Him, but He did not drop” by Emily Dickinson

It is often up to a woman to tell guys what it takes to be a Man! A wonderful short poem from Emily Dickinson.

“Happy The Man” by John Dryden

Poetry – Happy the Man by John Dryden

“The Cold Within” by James Patrick Kinney: Poem. Purpose. Progress.

If you can fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds’ worth of distance run…

We each choose what makes those sixty seconds worthwhile. The late James P. Kinney ran the distance fueled by a sense of justice, and his poem helped change the world for the better.

“Childhood Books” by Michael (Misha) Shengaout

Poetry – “Childhood Books” poem took seven years to write and ended up being a song on a progressive rock album. It started as an attempt to translate the ballads of a legendary Russian poet and singer named Vladimir Vysotsky (Владимир Высоцкий). Vysotsky ruled the hearts and the minds of Russians throughout the sixties and seventies. Unfortunately, his own heart stopped beating too soon – he died in 1980, during the Moscow Olympics, at the age of 42.

St. Crispin’s Day Speech from Shakespeare’s “Henry V”

Poetry. If anyone doubts the power of words, spoken or written, they need only read Shakespeare. Among Shakespeare’s works, few have the power of the scene from his drama “Henry V”, known as the “St Crispin’s Day Speech”.

“Invictus” by William Henley

Poetry.William Henley’s poem “Invictus” is frequently placed and quoted along with Kipling’s “If”. Here you will find the poem and an introduction to its author, William Henley.