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Deborah Guzzi travels for inspiration: China, Nepal [during the civil war], Japan, Egypt [two weeks before ‘The Arab Spring’], and most recently Peru. First published at the age of sixteen, she writes articles for Massage and Aroma Therapy Magazines. Her poetry has been accepted in the Literary Journals of Western CT. University, Inclement Magazine, Pyrokinections, Jellyfish Whispers, Grey Wolf’s Summer Legends Anthology, The Germ, Wilderness Literary Review, The Anthology Sweet Dreams & Night Terrors, Bitterzoet Magazine, haiku journal, Contemporary Haibun Online, Bella on line, The Autumn Sound, Eskimo Pie, and Ribbons, The Inwood Indiana Review, Five Poetry, Tanka Society of America Journal, and 50 haiku. She has published two illustrated volumes of poetry, The Healing Heart and Heaven and Hell in a Nutshell.

Reference Contest

Blog Posted:6/23/2013 12:55:00 PM
Hi everyone, I hope you will join in on my new Contest, honoring Poets who have been muses to me, whose work has inspired me. The page only allowed for 2 but I will put more here so you have more choices.
A Solstice by Rueben O.

Thoughts of death mourning a loss,
one after another, like falling hailstones cracking the tiles
of the substance of things not seen            but feared. I could Care less
God... it's the longest night of my years                    Caught in the toils
of doubts, of despair, of the sound of falling ice
that reverberates inside                                  my faith in sudden slices
and outside this pen for sheep-raising                          still in fertile soil
I fail to get over the fence without a stile

Impotent to kiss resignation's toes
advocated by those who want my obedience             and my tithes at all costs
A version of the interpretation of the oral traditions already translated into lies
Greeks, Romans, Monarchs, Despots, Rulers, Reformists, Stoics...
Impotent to listen to the duty of the silken stole
                                                       that pulls my crackling faith into its coils
Impotent to accept sacred writings chosen by lot
Impotent of praying more and thinking less
Impotent to breathe, to see, to walk through wind-blown salt and s  i  l  t
measuring a time...dark and lost

A profuse bleeding from a ruptured soul refusing to clot
Thoughts of death like tears of ice
when the electrocardiogram yells  h     h     h
                                                   e  p  e  p  e
                                                      l      l       l p ...Where will be the lice
                                                                        to suck my sins and tics?
             to cough and gag and vomit my unfulfilled temptations into a cist?

My time of death has expired long time ago. Do you noticed it?
                                                            Do you care about it?
Thoughts of death tickling upon my bare soles
I'll be nobody without a tag swaying from my toe

The night at its farthest point from                        the Sun and still so close
I need to believe it
God, You need to believe it
I can kill you if my faith is lost

Bank Shot By Debbie Guzzi

ruptured, full to the bursting point
the stream worried its bed
gouging the earthen banks
harrowing the wary weeds
propelling the fish ever faster forward

the fluids of life
resist confinement
and seek a always a merging

Reference Rueben O.'s Verse Solstice concept referenced rupture

Retrogration by Yasmin Khan

My being is broken and fragmented
Into a thousand conscious pieces.
Each breathing its own troubled breath.
Gasping on inadequate oxygen,
Given to it by the fragmented whole.
My shrink may call it a nervous breakdown.
But for me it is a depression,
Of the highest, of the deepest
Whose roots know not the whole
Feel not the whole.
The thousand grey cells vibrate
In its own individual frequency
The buzz is a pandemonium
No synchronicity in its movement
Thought processes of a hundred different reactions.
Thus a hundred numerous equations
That cannot be equated to an ultimate reason
Floundering, groping for a rational return.

White Noise by Debbie Guzzi

On and on the sound goes
the source undetermined
the result glass shattering
the book thrown across the room
lands in a pile of dirty laundry

The sink which is full of dirty dishes
raises a stink, but I don't care.

Rice, white rice, bland boring
tiny, bits like me, flavorless like me
hot or cold is of no matter for I matter not
and still the sounds haunts, agitates,
taunts me, the bed speaks, the pillow calls,
the darkness envelopes and soothes all.

Will I be missed? Am I missed?
I don't care!

Referance: Yasmin Khan's Verse Retrogration [The buzz is a pandemonium]

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  1. Date: 6/26/2013 12:13:00 PM
    Yes Yassie you may use one of mine. If anyone else wants to use someone's just ask!

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  1. Date: 6/25/2013 3:00:00 PM
    So true Carrie you speak as one who has inspired many many poets here.

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  1. Date: 6/25/2013 8:18:00 AM
    How could we not be moved, enchanted, impressed or inspired by such talent??!! And here is proof right before our eyes, what amazing poets we have among us. Such a selection of gold! Thanks Deb, for showcasing these talented writers. And for kindling new poetry. I loved reading these gems!!

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  1. Date: 6/25/2013 6:12:00 AM
    Thanks, Cher!...'Cotton Pickin Paradise' is about my summers spent in the Mississippi Delta as a youngster when a lot of cotton was still picked by hand...I will try to come up with something for the contest - Tim

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    Ryerson Avatar Tim Ryerson Date: 6/25/2013 6:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Also, I love the poems by Ruben and Yasmine and the two you wrote as a result...'White Noise'...Wow!
  1. Date: 6/24/2013 3:43:00 PM
    Thank you Rueben for being a muse to many of us! And you too Yassie!

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  1. Date: 6/24/2013 3:13:00 PM
    Holy red tomatoes on my face!! : D Im honored and very happy that my poem had inspired you to write "Bank Shot" ... The second stanza, particularly your "fluids of life," is very stimulating ... provocative; it incites me to write something ... I don't know what!! : D I'll check the contest' rules.

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  1. Date: 6/24/2013 1:38:00 PM
    Write me a contest poem referring to the works by the poets I have posted [you can't use yourself though ;)]

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  1. Date: 6/24/2013 10:27:00 AM
    Sometimes we forget to thank the poets who stimulate us to write, this is what I am trying to do, IF these verse don't inspire you let me know which one did? does?

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