Smokin' Spoken Word

Check out a poetry slam at the Neutral Zone this year or read Listen Up!:Spoken Word Poetry. Even rockers are getting in on the act. Henry Rollins from Black Flag and The Rollins Band has become a popular spoken word performer who will present his sarcastic socio-political work at the Michigan Theater on October 26th at 7:30 pm.


these poetry cafes are awsome but i'm no good

I like poetry,
a lot...

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we've noticed...

TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth; 5

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same, 10

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back. 15

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Robert frost

Why does taking the road less traveled make all the difference?

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You get to make more discoveries. It offers more opportunity for growth as an individual instead of just following the choices other people have made because the it's clearer. Hope this helps

katydid...and was very happy

Thank you Katydid and sir ducksalot, your comments really helped. You see I am trying to figure out as many interpretations as possible. I never really thought of opportunity for growth as an individual. That is the final piece of the puzzle, because I was trying to make a connection with life (how you can't always see where you are going and there are times that you have to make your own choices, i did not get the road less traveled thing) this was the missing piece. Thanks again Katydid.

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The Sloth
by Theodore Roethke

In moving-slow he has no Peer.
You ask him something in his Ear,
He thinks about it for a Year;

And, then, before he says a Word
There, upside down (unlike a Bird),
He will assume that you have Heard—

A most Ex-as-per-at-ing Lug.
But should you call his manner Smug,
He'll sigh and give his Branch a Hug;

Then off again to Sleep he goes,
Still swaying gently by his Toes,
And you just know he knows he knows.

um... what?
I am so lost
does anyone know why "toes" is capatilized in the last stanza?

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Yoda Reads Poster
The Wise and Venerable Yoda

How reluctantly
the bee emerges from deep
within the peony