Edmund V. Strolis

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Edgar Allan Poe

They all wash over me with pitying eyes, they think that I don't see.
Yet they are only crude jagged faces on the canvas of my dreams.
Empty their wishes float, as they seem to pray my safe return.
How can they know the fever that within this prison burns.

Safe Travels

Bull elephant is what they call you
Big name, big beast
They do not do you justice
What do you call yourself?


Sometimes I feel at home in darkness
Painted black to quote the Stones
Snarling cynic dismissive and strong
Scoffing at the foolish dreamers

The Prize

Flip the pillow to the cool side, kick the blanket from the bed.

Why sleep to chase a dream, he chose to hold his prize instead.

Painted Smile

White orchids, delicately laced by an invisible brush
A red and pink hue traced upon petals unblemished
Waxen white glowing in heavenly splendorous form
Frozen in beauty, timeless in their vivid perfection

Edmund V. Strolis Comments

Sarah Persson 12 August 2018

This man Edmund Strolis is a true modern day poet genius. I dont think he knows just how good he is. His intellect and humour are such a delight. I am awestruck by the how he turns the things we take for granted every day and turns them into true works of art. His insight is the true genius and i am honoured to have crossed his path and been able to share in his thoughts and that oh so clever imagination. Edmund is a true gem of a poet, absolutely brilliant in mind and soul.

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Norah Tunney 07 April 2017

I wish I could write like Edmond Strolis original, imaginative and brilliant he is one of my favorite poets on PH. Poems such as seeds of wonderment a tin cup lifeor a pair of shoes open a door into the heartbreaking beauty of the most simple things. His sense of rhyme does not constrict it opens a wide space which is a rare gift. He is a deep thinker, a mystic, an amazing poet who draws you in to the essence of things. I agree with Theodora he is a delight to read.

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Theodora Onken 09 May 2016

Edmund, now i see what i have been missing...love your stories...and yes, your intelligence. You have the makings of a brilliant modern day poet. This site is very large and it tends to swallow many up but have been digging around and am glad because i found you! You are such a delight to read.

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Terry Dawson 14 February 2016

Here is a poet and storyteller, both, who unfolds his tales with a marvelous clarity of view and a boldness of stroke that carries the reader along enraptured! Full of freshness and novelty; Great work Edmund!

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Pamela Sinicrope 19 November 2015

Edmund is a poet with equal doses heart, intelligence, and passion. He conveys all of these characteristics in his writing, which spans a spectrum including, but not limited to: experimentation with language and imagery, childhood memories, love and nature, and AMAZING character portraits. Some of my favorites are his writings about Teddy Roosevelt, his mother, and what originally pulled me in: the cool side of the pillow, a tribute to a boyhood summer. I am a fan of Edmund and his work. BRAVO EDMUND!

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