I'm an artist with a comprehensive web site (www.harart.com) that shows my paintings, drawings, and cartoons. It also includes a free, easy 16-lesson acrylic painting course.
I was first exposed to poetry in high school, attracted to Emily Dickinson's intelligence, spiritual independence, and creative passion. I admire other poets too, especially those whose humor shows thru (e.g. Ogden Nash, Dorothy Parker) . I've written an article, A lesson from the life of Emily Dickinson: http: //www.harart.com/hartext/emily.html
I occasionally wrote humorous poems on birthday cards and special occasions over the years. Starting in 2005 I began writing poetry fairly often as... more »
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Harlan Simantel Poems
ku klux klan
you burn crosses don't you? so appropriate
bipolar swings sometimes gives me wings to soar and fly
nice to be an animal free from worry and care no possessions no clothes to wear
A world we don't see
There's a world beyond, A world we don't see. We're not aware of it, It's aware of me.
(in memory of my dad, a farmer and gardener) It's where we all come from - brown dirt.
Dance of Life Three Step
two steps forward one step back a typical life life is on track
poop is such a relief to do getting rid of all the crap in you food in your mouth
A limerick for Miss Dickinson
There was once was a poet named Emily, A word-loving girl full of excellency, She wrote and she wrote, Shy - reclusive - remote,
state fair! skinny teens chubby adults leisurely stroll
Find the best teacher, an author, intelligent creature! She's distilled her wisdom
Real love returns Even after many a year If it was true Hearts like glue
we elected you with a mandate to DO! out of iraq turn nafta and cafta back
who's watching the watchers the writers and news anchors those questioning the debaters?
it's great to see gals in sports gals in shorts!
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ku klux klan
you burn crosses
because you burn
everything the Man
love for others
love for other races
one of His disciples
was simeon the canaanite -
a black man
cowards you are are
you hide behind your sheets
and do your dirt
in the dark of night
just like your clever friend
just how jesus described him
you all hate: 'niggers! '
you all murder: lynchings
50 against one
you took their lives from them,
stealing their ...