… three more beautiful poems by Rumi (13th century): Ahhhh … Tonight this dervish shall embrace the Wine Seller, and dance in the flames of drunkenness with my Lover. qaddasa Allahu sirrahu … I too smell the perfume, Master, and I am not far behind you. We shall soon kneel together within the joyous […]Read more "To My Beloved (my Sufi poems)."
AIDS … ALSO A VAMPIRE’S LAMENT. in the spring of our rapture, you assuaged my hunger with gallant love-bites and wept rubescent teardrops as my own offering cascaded willingly into the vessel of your thirst. thereafter, enchanting midnight promenades, serenaded by love-sick werewolves, inevitably climaxed with splendiferous candlelit repasts of aristocratic blood plasma […]Read more "A VAMPIRE’S LAMENT."
Here are the main texts from my book “JISEI”. 辞世 JISEI – DEATH POEMS AND DAILY REFLECTIONS BY A PERSON WITH AIDS (poetry and short texts in journal format) My first public performance of my poetry in New York City was at a trendy art gallery in the SoHo district, back in 1986. The place […]Read more "World AIDS Day … Jisei – death poems and daily reflections by a person with AIDS."
DECEMBER 1st IS WORLD AIDS DAY. 辞世 JISEI DEATH POEMS AND DAILY REFLECTIONS BY A PERSON WITH AIDS By Adam Donaldson Powell First edition published by Cyberwit.net, India, ISBN 978-81-8253-403-2, 2013. My new book “JISEI” is now available for orders at CYBERWIT and AMAZON.COM Paperback: 245 pages Publisher: Cyberwit.net (May 2, 2013) Languages: English, French, […]Read more "JISEI: a new poetry book by Adam Donaldson Powell."
Yeah — I’ve got my eye on you. On you … and your perfect physique. Your face is rather forgettable, and you exude absolutely no personality here at the gym. I have not dared speak to you because I do not want to be disappointed by your voice. You do the Tom of Finland physique […]Read more "I’ve got my eye on you."
August 12, 2013 marks my twentieth anniversary of living with the AIDS virus. I have just published a poetic journal documenting and describing the process leading up to that date. The book is entitled JISEI: death poems and daily reflections by a person with AIDSRead more "Twentieth anniversary: living with AIDS"
BOOK FOREWORD. AIDS has changed the world in more ways than we may possibly know. We will never fully comprehend the impact of losing so many people taken by this disease. Their contributions could have altered the face of humanity, the world of art and literature, the rearing of future leaders, the impact on communities, […]Read more "Essays about “Jisei”, my new poetry book."