Joellen Strandberg

Rookie (4/29/55 / Elizabeth, N.J.)

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I have lived in the State of Virginia for some seven years now, having been a Joizey transplant. I am probably a better poetry reader than writer. I have a daughter,24-years-old, and my other 'babies, ' two dogs, four cats and a cockatiel, appropriately called 'Bird.' In actuality, everyone forgot Bird's first name, so now he's been donned an unforgettable one!

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Finding Voice

Tonight I am Plath smashing infamous bell jars.
Come day, I am Whitman, my noisy fingers stroke tall leaves of grass.
Sometimes a Ginsberg howling of my generation,
or a guttered Poe, the raven pecking seams of my cloak.

Amongst giants, I come on Sandburg's little cat feet,
view to listen, writing poems on the lam.
But I am also morning's foul-tempered waitress,
the high-flying pilot who never sees sky,
the cunnng car salesman pitching MPG shine.
I am the remembered soldier,
the lover, the ex-lover, the mother
cradling all of memory in my ...

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