January 16, 2013 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION









The Lady and the Curtain




Laura LaVeglia



A curtain of shells cascaded gracefully separating her parlour and foyer

They were miniscule crustaceans and money cowrie dangling so precariously

The imagine burnt into the mind to never forget

She was the crazy lady; well that’s what they said


Walking past her house always holding your breath

Running like the devil coming for your soul!

You will get disease of an upside mind


Reflection behind stain glass door imaged womanly figure

Curious as most children are, staring at opaque design

Frozen in time a trickling down my leg

Beautiful, graceful women stepped back in moment

Confused as most would be

No one reported a partner living with unwell!


She smiled and it brightened beautiful face

I could not do anything but grin back!

Floating down the steps, took hold of my hand

Next thing I knew, I was in her house


Head could not stop spinning

There were things of curiosity that delight

Domestic help seem to come from no where

Ornate silver tray filled with culinary sugary delights


She did not speak but beamed

Time closed in on me

Standing stately and refined, her hand she took in mine

There was another way out

A curtain of sea life gripped the walls

Feeling like an eternity as I fleeted through


Some memories we never forget

A curtain of crustaceans and cowries too

Childhood recollections are all too few

This one remains a reminiscence of mystery



Within the Light




Laura LaVeglia



Beauty surrounds, engulfing soul, wrapped in cocoon

This took great span of life seeing beyond window before eyes

There is suspended animation to whom light is bright

Darkness prevails at moment’s time


There will be silence of the lions

But before us, lambs do lie

Move away the heavy, cumbersome curtain

Heaven and Earth only inches away

Baby steps is secret to brightness


Momentum of now brings silence to spectator

Gush of wind brings back to beginning

When the epoch arrives, fight with last breath


There is a flash of pondering with breath so velvety

Realizing occasion where entrance is here

Shadows now riding wind

Birds are glorious in song

Sun brighter and blinding

Words are silky rides and ears no longer recognize poison


The breath comes naturally

The here is heard deep from the soul

Contentment, peace, and joy!

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  1. Tasha February 13, at 19:13

    Lovely poetry from a lovely poet. Thanks for this colorful sharing. It does make the mind tingle and twinkle! Warm wishes, Tasha

  2. Bob January 29, at 22:20

    Nice publication and my friend Laura LaVeglia Grillo makes it even better, she is a great writer.

  3. laura laveglia January 29, at 19:31

    thank you for the exciting opportunity featuring two of my poems in your distinguished magazine. I was so happy to see my name and poems! Many of the poems I have read on your site are just fabulous. What a bunch of talented poets!!!! Best Regards, Laura LaVeglia

  4. Shari LeKane-Yentumi January 18, at 14:01

    Dear Simon, thank you for sharing this perspective that has long awaited its say, especially in poetic format as you have done so beautifully. - Shari


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