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CAUGHT IN THE NET 64 -  POETRY  BY
SAM SILVA

Series Editor - Jim Bennett
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Introduction by Jim Bennett
 

 

Hello.  Welcome to the next in the series of CITN featured poets.  We will be looking at the work of a different poet in each edition and I hope it will help our readers to discover some new and exciting writing.  This series is open to all to submit and I am now keen to read new work for this series.

 

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But there is also

that quiet

sometimes dark

inebriation of bitter wine

staining the scrawls

of articles found

in journals

or printed from blogs

 

from;  Russel's Unnatural Place by Sam Silva

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CONTENTS

1 - BIOGRAPHY
2 POETRY
 

TWO ARTISTS IN LOVE

HOW WILL THEY REMEMBER ME?

NEW ENGLAND

PITY THOSE WHO NEVER CAME

RUSSEL'S UNNATURAL PLACE

SONG OF ICE AND FIRE

3 - AFTERWORD
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1 BIOGRAPHY:  SAM SILVA

 

He has published at least 150 poems in print magazines, including Sow's Ear,
The ECU Rebel, Pembroke magazine, Samisdat, St. Andrew's Review, Charlotte Poetry Review,
Main Street Rag, and many more. Has published at least 300 poems
in online journals including Jack Magazine, Comrades, Megaera, Poetry Super Highway,
physik garden, Ken again, -30-, Fairfield Review, Foliate oak, and dozens of others.
Three legitmate small presses have published chapbooks of his, three of those presses
have nominated work of his for Pushcart a total of 7 times. Bright Spark
 Creative of Wilimington purchased rights to his first full length book
EATING AND DRINKING and put the book out through author house at there expense.
He now has many books and chapbooks available at http://www.lulu.com/samsilva54 and as kindle books at Amazon.com
And his spoken word poetry is avaible at the major digital markets such as Apple i tunes.
 
 
http://www.amazon.com/Sam-Silva/e/B001KCV3VW/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1268192280&sr=1-2-ent


 

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2 - POETRY 

 

TWO ARTISTS IN LOVE
 
After the trials of youth we found our fire
and wove our flames in red and blue and lavender
these many years and winters
together in the art of painting and of words.
 
And summers came as well and filled our flute with song's desire
in making us twin travelers
in things that speak such images
in Spring's full love and murder
or Autumn's tears and splinters
till each solstice came upon us beyond visionary birds.
 
Now February brings the heart and kiss
to walkways frozen over beyond the  New Year's bliss.
Computer music plays as I love your art and look.
And you return my gaze come the night, and close the book.

 

 

HOW WILL THEY REMEMBER ME?

 

Will the living dishonor me?

Will my worn bones be dishonored?

Will voices chide with tired humor

...sick enough of the subject of my life...?

...that one extra chore

among many

dead or dying chores.

 

Have tears of love gone dry?

among the eyes of a multitude of friends

and wives

and whores

 

whose saved my weak and frightened graceless form

from ruin

...and hid it like a coin

unspent

...once upon a time...unable to relent...?

 

One small worry!...one too many kept!

...for that great jury

in the churches and the stores

 

...working, buying, and surviving

for a few brief days

beyond the hour

of their debt.

 

And little time for poems and prayers

...just enough to laugh

more than they wept!

 

 

NEW ENGLAND

 

For a literature of Puritan witchery!

A fall rain comes

battering the acorns

from above.

 

That cold wet seed of our birth rite!

...and burning leaves

on a coastal mountain.

 

 

PITY THOSE WHO NEVER CAME

 

Brisk outside,

and warm within!

...those who built the fortress wise

gaze out

on the haunted skies

of harvest cloud

and harvest fire.

 

Yet, given this, the dead live on

with jeweled eyes and bricks of ice

wiser in a fool's device

that all of the good men fortune found.

Listen to their empty song

echo death with longing sound.

 

Pity those who never came

to fall and rise...or even fail

but shattered in a strange demise

which the snakes of ancient gods foretold

with strange stars leading from the east!

 

For, who knows love...without desire?

in a long ago city made of gold

or at harvest time which the Moon foretold

in the sacrifice

of man

and beast...

 

 

RUSSEL'S UNNATURAL PLACE

 

A hedonism of dogs and parks!

A baying and howling

and running fast

in brown and purple fields

 

...the needles of the pine all fallen

in the stitched Autumn edge of the city

...laughing that way with his friend and lover

 

...boys gone off to a country hideaway!

 

But there is also

that quiet

sometimes dark

inebriation of bitter wine

staining the scrawls

of articles found

in journals

or printed from blogs

 

where a difficult sadness

has found its alienation

in childlike solitude

 

watching the world grow up

into that monster

which has forgotten itself

 

and gone off

to war

against people

and nature

and the sacred tribes

 

who touched

in a distant periphery

the life

of a lonely child...

 

 

SONG OF ICE AND FIRE

 

Undo the buckle of the belt

and melt

into a huge blond draft beer!

And suck a cigarette down

to ashes

and a tear.

 

An ancient man by Sixty!

choking on his own

gray decaying meat!

 

Oh winters with your unforgiving cold!

Oh summers with your unrelenting heat...

 

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4 - Afterword

Email Poetry Kit - info@poetrykit.org    - if you would like to tell us what you think.  We are looking for other poets to feature in this series, and are open to submissions.  Please send one poem and a short bio to - info@poetrykit.org

Thank you for taking the time to read Caught in the Net.  Our other magazine s are Transparent Words ands Poetry Kit Magazine, which are webzines on the Poetry Kit site and this can be found at -
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