Tom J. Mariani

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I was born in San Francisco and have lived in Northern California all my life. My first full-time job, while working my way through college, was as an apprentice pressman for the SF 'Chronicle/Examiner.' The first year I worked there,1966, 'The Sound of Music' won the Academy Award for Best Picture. However, a more accurate indication of coming att ...

Popular Poems
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1968 Talking About The Revolution

I took off my glasses
that I might see
I took off my shoes
that I might be
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***05-09**symptoms Of Being A Poet

What does one do
If one finds oneself
Suffering the symptoms
Of being a poet?
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**[revised 11-19-09] Getting Through October And Beyond

What was it about October
That made us think
Spring would not be coming back?
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Had the grandkids overnight
Dinner baths and do homework
Before TV - - - their Mom said
Before TV
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****12-10-09* Monepic Poetry

Oh
No
Sop
Go
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Carol Rhodes 19 February 2008

TOM, YOU ARE A HECK OF A PROLIFIC DEDICATED WRITER. ALL THE MORE REASON TO APPRECIATE YOUR THOUGHTFUL, KIND, CONSTRUCTIVE COMMENTS RE MY THREE SUBMITTED POEMS. SUCH POSITIVE REASSURING WORDS FROM YOU, SIR. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. YOU'VE ENCOURAGED ME TO BE A BIT MORE SERIOUS ABOUT MY 'WORDS' AND EFFORT. READ QUITE A FEW OF YOUR POEMS AND AM TRULY IMPRESSED. WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TO THE LAST ONE. MY WARMEST REGARDS FLY YOUR WAY, CAROL RHODES

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Miss Fairytale 28 November 2007

Thank you so much for your comments and for reading my pieces. You can see more at fairytale-heart.deviantart.com if you would like. x

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Barbara Haskell 26 November 2007

A striking poem, Tom.

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