April 14, 2017 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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Marieta Maglas



The Echo of the Highest Peak

(Oxymoron Poem)



We’ve been in the burning frost

of the highest peak to unlock

the open secrets, and to leave

the sweet sorrow. In my upward fall,


I told that imperfect evilness,

‘I want nothin’ more and ne’er again.’


I hung the immaculate word in that

eloquent quietness. I hung

the quietness in the air. I found

its own sense and the opposite.


The word and the quietness

were like the hole and the star.


In that spiritual freezer burning,

I found the insomniac dreams

of my destiny and the eerie

illusions of my twisted fate.


You made them become numb

feelings and vice versa much more

than a lyric song becomes musical

sounds to form a lyric song again.


In that magic realism, my silent scream

was moved into its echo to become

deafening silence forever. Fairly obvious,

the down climbing evilness echoed,


‘I want nothin’ more and ne’er again,

nothin’ more and ne’er again.’








The Object of Love



Love is not

what we are calling an object.

Yet, it is still an object.

It has functions & variables.

It is so fundamental

in the sense

of thinking

and builds peace.


Missing love is a suffering lion –

extended vowels

in the absence of The Lord.


Love needs shapes

to express itself –

wide, heavy words.

Sometimes, it continues

beyond the limits

in searching for happiness.

Maybe happiness is

a Bentham’s principle,

but not an extended illusion

in a dream-

pleasures, pains, sexuality, morality.


It is hedonistic when it doesn’t let us

realize what we ought to do

in order to be

what we need to be.


Love is an object

needing a language

to scream for freedom,

that kind of freedom giving


It is so ontic in the hands

of God

and makes us be children again-

His children.











Marieta Maglas

Ardus Publications, Sybaritic Press, Prolific Press, Silver Birch Press, and some others published the poems of Marieta Maglas in anthologies like Tanka Journal, edited by Glenn Lyvers, The Aquillrelle Wall of Poetry, edited by Yossi Faybish, A Divine Madness: An Anthology of Modern Love Poetry, edited by John Patrick Boutilier, Near Kin:A Collection of Words and Art Inspired by Octavia Estelle Butler, edited by Marie Lecrivain, Three Line Poetry #25 and #39, edited by Glenn Lyvers, ENCHANTED – Love Poems and Abstract Art, edited by Gabrielle de la Fair, Intercontinental Anthology of Poetry on Universal Peace and Love, edited by Madan Gandhi, and Nancy Drew Anthology: Writing & Art Featuring Everybody’s Favorite Female Sleuth (Silver Birch Press Anthologies) (Volume 15) Paperback – October 1, 2016, edited by Melanie Villines.

The poems of Marieta Maglas have been also published in journals like Poeticdiversity, edited by Marie Lecrivain, I Am not a Silent Poet, edited by Reuben Woolley, and Our Poetry Corner, edited by Ron DuBour.

1 Comment

  1. P C K PREM April 15, at 04:49

    Rich in metaphor -provokes to think and rethink. Nice good verses ...an effort to go beyond realistic experience.


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