Joellen Strandberg

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

Biography of Joellen Strandberg

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!

Just signed on to this site tonight, so we'll see how it goes! Look forward to reading all of you best I can!

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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,

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