MARCH POETS

March 1, 2012 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poets for March, Liam Bond, Ian Stewart Black, Teresa Di Matteo, A.J. Huffman, Robert Mullen, Fiona Pearse, John Grey, Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah and Ilona Martonfi will disturb the still water and feed the fire in your soul.

 

 

UNWANTED

By

Ilona Martonfi

 

 

The lunatic woman,

 

idiots and paupers,

cripples, the very aged

sent to the asylum

Blackwell’sIsland,

lying in theEast River

surrounded by granite seawall.

 

June 20, 1895:

eldest daughter,

Bridget Forgarty

eighteen years old

 

she lives in a darkened room

screeching and cries

tied up with a rope.

 

Epileptic.

Melancholia.

Answers and movements slow,

thoughts, sluggish

 

a lot of her early childhood

she can’t remember

sunshine and fresh air

 

across theEast River

 

on a dusty back road

 

walled garden

purple lilac tree

white jasmine.

 

 

 

CAYUN FISHERMAN

By

Ilona Martonfi

 

Before the oil spill

traps wetlands

 

with brown-orange gob

 

he goes fishing

sells blue crabs on the market

pulls out the eyes

kisses red sky

 

without fire

without wood ash

without hands

 

he goes to the wetlands

he collects skeletons

 

clumps of dead seagrass

and green turtle corpses

 

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13 Comments

  1. Selma March 29, at 05:16

    Hi Michael, your poems were excellent. The power of the 'Eve factor' can't be denied. Very well said!

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    • Michael April 25, at 12:00

      Hello Selma, Thanks for appreciating my Poem.

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  2. Selma March 29, at 05:14

    Hi Robert, beautiful, beautiful imagery - "blues plunging into viridian" - WOW. I love that. Bravo!

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  3. Selma March 29, at 05:11

    Hi John, 'Escapes From The Ordinary' really stood out for me. I like everyday life as subject matter. You can do so much with it. The image of the milk being poured down the drain is a striking one!

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  4. Selma March 29, at 05:06

    Hi A.J. You've got some FAB images in your poems. I love - "Throw a wish to the wind. And I will save it in a can." as well as - "A hand I have never met snaps a shutter against the moon." Brilliant!

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  5. Selma March 29, at 05:03

    HI Teresa, I particularly like your poem 'Winds' - it is very powerful. Thank you.

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  6. Selma March 29, at 04:58

    Hi Fiona, Just wanted to say I enjoyed both of your poems very much. I can relate to 'Sifting For Gold' a lot. Your final stanza is so apt.

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  7. Selma March 29, at 03:15

    Hi Ian, your depiction of the enduring story of Pierrot and Columbine was quite moving. It tugged at my heart that he was broken and that no one had pity for him. A tale of woe, indeed.

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  8. Selma March 29, at 02:36

    Hi Liam, I really liked your poems, in particular 'This Town.' The rhythm of it made it read like a song. I can relate to the line: " She asked how we’re going to get out of here," Oh yeah!

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  9. Selma March 29, at 02:04

    Hi Ilona, just wanted to say I thought both of your poems were excellent. There is a bleak kind of beauty contained in both of them. The one about the fisherman really got to me. I was greatly affected in an emotional sense by the oil spill in the Gulf. I don't think I'll ever get over it. Thank you for your profound images.

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    • Ilona Martonfi August 31, at 21:39

      Hi Selma, thank you for the kind words. Hope your summer was great. Cheers, Ilona

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  10. eleanor shannon March 24, at 17:48

    Prmtime Guy and Sifting for Gold are two of the most beautiful and interesting poems I have read in a long time.

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  11. Kay March 05, at 12:23

    Beautiful poems. The March showcase is full of life and I love Michael's mood of capturing beauty in a dancing array of peace.

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