…at last: guest poesy!

My friend, Doreen Giglio, is intensely talented.  My hero (guess who!) deciphered beauty as that which catches a spontaneous and deep emotion; the experiencer knows not whence; that it can be neither categorised nor defined and one should not attempt definition or categorisation; for to do so, strips said beauty; furthermore, the same is said of art.

“And of poetry, the success is not attained when it lulls and satisfies, but when it astonishes and fires us with new endeavours after the unattainable.”

~ Emerson, Love

My friend both astonishes and fires! Once again, I leave the reader in the skillful hands and gifted pen of Doreen…


“Silence is one of the great arts of conversation.”
~Marcus Tulius Cicero

Growing up as a child in Long Island, New York and currently residing in northern New Jersey, the anticipation was that some summer days would be spent at the beach. Not only was it a source of recreation but it allowed me to recharge and rejuvenate even if my stay was for a brief time. Climbing on a rock and gazing out into the vast Atlantic Ocean served to be tranquil, peaceful and slowly washed away even the slightest sadness or anguish. Waves caressing the shore line were the wonderful accompaniment for the silence -one of the great arts of conversation as Cicero has brilliantly stated. In this reticent banter, communing with oneself leads to clarity for decisions along with contemplating the vision that our souls present to us as our inner voice leads us to insightful thought.

Photo by Michael Kinstel

The Silence
By Doreen Giglio

Thoughts roar in my mind randomly like constant droning chatter
Need to quiet this brown noise so that I
Understand the “What” and more importantly the “Why”
Seek transparency in all of my decisions
Extinguish the fury in my soul
Listen rather than just hear
Find peace and comfort
In a singular
Long, deep

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