Poetry – This poem from James Patrick Kinney, author of the famous ““The Cold Within”, deals with the age long problem of fathers and sons.
It is often up to a woman to tell guys what it takes to be a Man! A wonderful short poem from Emily Dickinson.
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.
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.
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”.