Patti Masterman


Patti Masterman Poems

1. Other's Time Is Not Your Time 12/29/2009
2. Winding Sheet 12/31/2009
3. The Burden Is Easy And The Yoke Is Light 12/31/2009
4. I'M Not A Hypochondriac 1/20/2010
5. Memory Is A Cool Pool Of Checkered Fabrics 1/21/2010
6. We Are The Answer To The Question 1/21/2010
7. Every Day I Hear One Of My Loved Ones 1/21/2010
8. When We First Met 1/21/2010
9. Indifference 1/23/2010
10. Gilded 1/24/2010
11. Words We'Ll Never Say 1/24/2010
12. When You First Wake Up After Sleeping 1/24/2010
13. My Love Appeared Perfectly Folded 1/25/2010
14. Forgotten Young Hands 2/4/2010
15. Who Opens The Door 2/4/2010
16. I Have A Tattoo Of You In My Heart 2/4/2010
17. Your Two Eyes Worship 2/4/2010
18. In Aubergine Ochers 2/4/2010
19. Fractious Children 2/4/2010
20. It's A Trick Of The Heart 2/4/2010
21. He Carried Me Far 1/26/2010
22. We Cry For Ourselves 1/26/2010
23. In Ritual Evil Gets It's Ego Stroked 1/26/2010
24. In Photos 1/25/2010
25. God Hides In The Smallest Places 2/4/2010
26. Questions Haunt The Waking Man 2/4/2010
27. Take Beautifulest Draughts 2/6/2010
28. Out Of Nothing Came The All 2/6/2010
29. Some Things Demand An Answer 2/6/2010
30. My Words I Set To Music 2/6/2010
31. Why Ask If Love Is True Or Walks 2/6/2010
32. Sanctuary 2/7/2010
33. My Other Self 2/7/2010
34. Fire And Clay 2/8/2010
35. It Takes Some Darkness 2/8/2010
36. My Heaven Fell 2/8/2010
37. Entropic Dirge 2/9/2010
38. Lavender Harvest 2/9/2010
39. In The Far Moonlight 2/9/2010
40. The Mermaid And The Dragonfly 2/9/2010

Comments about Patti Masterman

  • Terry Dawson (3/21/2018 4:06:00 AM)

    Wonderful Patti, I believe that in a hundred years hence or a thousand your words will still be read and then as now the reader will be pleasured and enriched! Well done and thank you

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  • Pamela Sinicrope Pamela Sinicrope (5/2/2016 6:20:00 AM)

    Patti's writing ignites my imagination with her vivid imagery and choice of setting for her poetry that seems to find energy, God, and life everywhere. She's a favorite.

  • Rhonda Brodie (2/5/2016 10:18:00 AM)

    I am a teacher at a tiny school district in Texas. I discovered your work here as I was searching for poems which my students could present at the upcoming District UIL Competition. One of my students has taken an interest in your poem, Witchy-Poo. I must be able to document that the poem has been published in a book. At present, internet publishing is not accepted for the competition. Have you published in a book? If so, what was the title and publication date? Thank you for considering my request!

  • John Richter (1/23/2015 2:13:00 PM)

    I have not even read your poems yet, Miss Patti..... Well, except for those on your biography page. And so here I sit, mesmerized by your prolific nature. 'I sit before a brilliant sheet of paper, you are going to write a poem, I say'........ I think this will be in the running for my own final epitaph! And surely it will be upon my mind, each and every time, I start a poem anew! Looking forward to reading your work. Oh, something I read on your page (your family would find you after death buried underneath thousands of pages of your poems) reminded me of my favorite poet Emily Dickinson, whose family and friends were shocked to find over 1800 poems stashed about her property - found after her death. She was unheard of before - but became famous long after her death. Currently she's seen as one of America's greatest poets.

  • Elena Sandu Elena Sandu (8/22/2013 1:51:00 AM)

    I have read only a few poems of you but for each, a best impression. Your pen seem to give me the canvas, the colors, draws the sketch than gifted me food for thought, your poems I have found to be seeds for infinite freedom, thank you!

  • Georgios Venetopoulos Georgios Venetopoulos (11/10/2012 1:34:00 AM)

    Patti Masterman is among the few poets that I admire so much. She manages to surprise me with her bold also untamed intellect and perception. Her expression is laconic and accurate, often resembling soft velvet and often again a precision compass to portray and analyze with accuracy her multi dimensional themes. Patti belongs among the Great Classics and not many will ever receive this recognition from me.

  • Diane Hine Diane Hine (4/29/2012 10:04:00 PM)

    One can always rely on Patti to see life from a brilliantly fresh perspective.
    Her poems are a treasure-chest of great reading.

  • Stefanie Fontker (10/10/2011 11:50:00 AM)

    Madame Patti has not written nearly enough poems, I expect about another 2000 from her! If she was to ever stop writing, a part of my heart would wither away. And so for the sake of myself, and those like me, I beg her to continue to shower the world with her talent and wit.

  • Leall Gimiel (9/15/2011 5:48:00 PM)

    It isn't about the words, it's about things that words cannot describe, well known as feelings, and I think that when you can make people feel them using just the words you become a poet, like mademoiselle Masterman.

  • Eric Cockrell (8/31/2011 8:44:00 PM)

    Patti is a stunning poet, who has the magic touch that reaches deep into the heart and exposes its naked beauty.... am thankful to read her work!

Best Poem of Patti Masterman

Anti-Love Poem #1

When you've loved someone,
As much as you're capable of,
Just let them go. Even better,
Don't write about them- ever.
If you must, let it be once only
And let that be as their epitaph.
Let the seasons and the wind
Sweep away the painful memories
Don't try to re-start fire from a faded puff of smoke.
And give yourself some time to recover.

If you must write thousands of lines
About what went wrong, or why,
For gods sake burn it- burn it quickly
Don't leave it lying around for others eyes to see
And for the dance line to start forming behind you:...

Read the full of Anti-Love Poem #1

The Belly Of The Beast

Lost in the belly of the beast,
We look up and see all those curving arches,
And we think then that we're in some majestic cathedral;
But the next sloping corridor takes us down to the mortuary,
The processing station, for what we are busy turning into.
But we still ignore the smell, as we're too busy believing
That for us, a great feast is being prepared-
Just like children at christmas time
Always believe the world is organized solely around them;

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