June 29, 2013


'Painting Black Lilies on the Knoll'

Dark Eyes

How does one learn to accept thee
Not question who and what you are
With passion that comes from afar
Full of emotion that can’t flee

Becoming a distant lost soul
Whose angel spirit fell away
Creating shadows of dark gray
Painting black lilies on the knoll

Calling your name hear a love’s breath
As spirits, lighten your sad brow
Come hold my hand - come to me now
True love will take your thought of death

Distant light comes to warm your heart
Brings comfort to body and mind
Open dark eyes totally blind
Come - choose the path to a new start

- Rhoda Galgiani

Quatrain Poetry Form consists of four lines verse with a specific rhyming scheme - Poetry posted is using the envelope rhyme - A few examples of a quatrain rhyming scheme are as follows: #1) abab, #2) abba - envelope rhyme, #3) aabb, #4) aaba, bbcb, ccdc, dddd - chain rhyme...rg

June 25, 2013


Believe In Oneself

Faith within gives hope to one’s soul
Giving strength to a weakened heart
The spirit conquers a lost goal
Teaches the mind a youthful art

Take one’s struggles cast them aside
Worry none about those who play
Care for yourself with special pride
Become strong - emotions won’t stray

The light shines on you with a glow
Knowing your strength is stronger now
Because you are learning how to grow
Come now take a fabulous bow

Come now take a fabulous bow
Because you are learning how to grow
knowing your strength is stronger now
The light shines on you with a glow

Become strong - emotions won’t stray
Care for yourself with special pride
Worry none about those who play
Take one’s struggles cast them aside

Teaches the mind a youthful art
The spirit conquers a lost goal
Giving strength to a weakened heart
Faith within gives hope to one’s soul

- Rhoda Galgiani

Hourglass Poetry Form contains 8 syllables per line three stanzas and a rhyme scheme of
abab, cdcd, efef - Once written the poem is turned upside down and each line
is repeated - It must make sense both ways...rg

June 20, 2013



A lost child’s game
Long ago thoughts buried
Sleepy eyed visions wished upon
Hear the bluebirds that have long since been gone
Joyous dreams dance in the night air
Granting wishes somewhere
Hear my thoughts now

At lost and found
Look around for someone
Might be lost and wants to be found
They could seek someone maybe just like me
Pretend you are finally found
By one who came around
The long lost bend

Moments in time
Colorful pictures drawn
Captures a memory today
Etched deep within ones mind everlasting
Picture come into ones own thoughts
Heart finds gentle promise
Whispers of love

- Rhoda Galgiani

Rictameter Poetry Form is a scheme similar to Cinquain - Starting your first line
with a two syllable word, you then consecutively increase the number of syllables
per line by two - 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 - then down again, 8, 6, 4, 2 making the final line
the same two syllable word you began with...rg

June 15, 2013

Carousel Race...

Up and down, round and round
The carousel circle flow
Around around, up and down
Watch the wooden horse go
A childhood memory
We all have a few
A little piece of history
Will never be a fond adieux
The painted treasures we did ride
Amongst the many to choose
Our favorite was our pride
To us it did amuse
So set yourself and join the pace
The ride is almost through
We always said we won the race
As we ride as our steeds flew
~ Dena M. Ferrari ©2011

Here's a little background about the Carousel submitted by the Poet...rg
Classic Wood Carousel
Year Built:
4 rows, Park, All Wood composition
48 Jumping Horses, 18 Standing Horses, 3 chariots
Band Organ: Welte w/Gavioli fa├žade. Plays Wurl 165 & B.A.B. rolls
Listed in the National Historical Register - 1987
May have been special order (3 chariots-complex ornaments). Park is one of 1st planned parks. Owned by Westchester Co.
Savin Rock, New Haven, CT, 1915 to 1929
Rye Playland Park, Rye, NY, 1929 to present

June 14, 2013

The Question of WHY???

Why are they called apartments
when they are all stuck together?
Submitted to 'Expressions' by
Elsie Catterson, NY

June 12, 2013


A Women Scorn

The heart has turned away hiding inside
Conceals the pure love that once did glow
Afraid to reveal pain the heart does show
Broken with slashes deep trying to hide
Body mends the mind closed the gap so wide
Love has taken the soul far below
Buries the guilt so his hand cannot sow
Heart crying deep tears as true love has died
Soul has learned not to trust anymore
Steals ones mind and thoughts not to restore
His lying lips she’s now a woman scorn
Emotions wasted on visions now torn
Walks alone to regain life as was born
Brings hope to a women who is lovelorn
- Rhoda Galgiani

A Sonnet Poetry Form consists of an octave with the rhyme pattern abbaabba
followed by six lines with a rhyme pattern of cdecde or cdcdcd...rg

June 10, 2013


A River’s Day

active momentum
talking to the stones beneath
her flow to nowhere

The Longest Night

a winter’s solstice
longest night for an instant
seals eternity

- Rhoda Galgiani
This Japanese Haiku Poetry Form is un-rhymed in "traditional" syllable counts of 5, 7, 5 - in 3 line stanzas. The subject is about nature and usually brings much imagery into the poem...rg

June 7, 2013

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June 6, 2013

Free Verse...

For Tomorrow

Sensation penetrates the troubled mind
as if to sooth, to comfort the turmoil of 
conflict that came before the darkened brow

Life of confidence, of one’s serenity is
shattered just for the moment at hand
a moment that is taken for granted in life

Ray of light shows a stumble is one’s road
bringing one to their knees just for an instant
not forever as the saddened mind would suggest

Life has its woes that brings one to shed tears
something tells the dark heart not to worry
God’s there to wash one clean for tomorrow

- Rhoda Galgiani

Free Verse Poetry Form has no rhyme, no special line length or no special pattern. It sounds like natural speech. It tells a story or paints a picture. It uses carefully chosen words to describe experiences or feelings. It is written like a poem and not like a paragraph. It must make sense to the reader…rg

June 5, 2013

Domino Rhyme...

Love’s Ribbon

Loving heart has no bound
for it loves you each day
its true moments are there
for love will never stray

Loving heart always say
come to me feel my love
with me, there is no fear
a love will help you bare

Loving heart brings a dove
full of flutter and hope
spreads to the saddest world
happiness and good cheer

Loving heart helps us cope
turn the black world around
bring joy to all our way
love binds like ribbon curled

- Rhoda Galgiani

Domino Rhyme Poetry Form is written in four-line stanzas, within which there are no rhymes at all - However, every line rhymes with a line in another stanza - Specifically, lines 2 and 3 of each stanza rhyme with lines 1 and 4 respectively of the next stanza - The final stanza completes the loop, its lines 2 and 3 rhyming with lines 1 and 4 of the first stanza - Poem was written in 6 syllables per line - Rhyme scheme is a, b, c, d; b, e, f, c; e, g, h, f...rg