Patti Masterman


Patti Masterman Poems

1001. Imprimatur Of The Infinite 6/22/2010
1002. Some Day 6/22/2010
1003. This Longing 6/24/2010
1004. A Kiss And A Wave Goodbye 6/24/2010
1005. The Skater's Mother Died 6/24/2010
1006. Lullaby For Lovers 6/24/2010
1007. Prayer For Those Who Love Life 6/24/2010
1008. Please Smile When You Read These Words 6/24/2010
1009. My Heart Has Been Captured 6/24/2010
1010. Violet 6/26/2010
1011. If A Bird Just Can'T Sing The Blues 6/26/2010
1012. How Could I Deserve You - Sonnet 6/26/2010
1013. Slow Wings 6/26/2010
1014. Moonlight And Violets 6/26/2010
1015. White Birds 6/26/2010
1016. Flowering Prattle 6/29/2010
1017. Gold Of The Realm 6/29/2010
1018. Those Eyes 6/29/2010
1019. Waiting Till The Fat Lady Sings 6/29/2010
1020. Introduction To Silence 6/29/2010
1021. Cleft 6/18/2010
1022. Spiritus Sanctus 6/18/2010
1023. Starred And Stoned 6/18/2010
1024. Cross Polly-Merization 6/18/2010
1025. Three May Keep A Secret If Two Of Them Are Dead 6/18/2010
1026. Transmogrified 6/18/2010
1027. Sweeter Air 6/18/2010
1028. My Father, In White 6/18/2010
1029. My Soul Married Yours 6/18/2010
1030. My Soul Is Not Poetry 6/18/2010
1031. Once More, With Feeling 6/18/2010
1032. I Can'T Read Your Words Anymore 6/18/2010
1033. Persistence Of Melancholy 6/18/2010
1034. If I Should Die 6/18/2010
1035. Words Are Ambivalent Tools 6/18/2010
1036. Shoes Walk Shuddering Through Skylights 6/18/2010
1037. Entanglement 5/30/2010
1038. Water And Fire - Triolet 6/4/2010
1039. Love Is A Palace - Triolet 6/4/2010
1040. Safe And Secure 6/4/2010
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

Anti-Love Poem #2

Ever since Romeo and Juliet
Repulsed lovers have considered suicide
As just an offshoot of unrequited love-
Even if the love was refused from the start
Or only existed as a delusion in the mind of the deluded.

I suggest that in modern life
What with plastics, antibiotics, and all this stuff
We have other options to the suicide-only impulse

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