Tom J. Mariani

Rookie (January 1948 / San Francisco, CA)

Tom J. Mariani Poems

1. Why There's Three Chairs 10/8/2007
2. Recrudesce 10/10/2007
3. Nighttime Traffic Jam - Un Callejon Sin Salida 10/20/2007
4. Striking [now Trying To Be Haiku Too] 10/26/2007
5. Drew Another Blank 10/28/2007
6. World War Ii Lessons That We'Re Still Fighting 10/29/2007
7. Looking Back 11/1/2007
8. Theresienstadt 11/3/2007
9. Playing Hurt 11/4/2007
10. Not Designed To Wait In Line At Starbucks 11/7/2007
11. You Can'T Hide It All 11/8/2007
12. 'Don'T You Listen To Him Dan...'* 11/8/2007
13. The Rest Of Our Vacation In La And San Diego 11/8/2007
14. Understanding Prison Signs 11/8/2007
15. Out Of The Blue A Patch Of Green 11/8/2007
16. Birds Fly 11/9/2007
17. Off Track 11/9/2007
18. Generations Apart 11/9/2007
19. God's Gifts 11/13/2007
20. Faith In The System 11/13/2007
21. Who's To Say? 11/13/2007
22. I Feel So Sub-Prime 11/14/2007
23. Ho! Ho! Ho! 11/14/2007
24. Just When I Thought I'D Seen It All 11/14/2007
25. Veteran's Day Usa 2007 11/11/2007
26. Barbara's Been A Bad Girl 11/12/2007
27. I Find Us Between The Lines 11/17/2007
28. Oh Aluminum Christmas Tree 12/3/2007
29. News -You Don'T Want To Get Stopped Up 12/15/2007
30. This One Got Selected- - -So Full Of Life 12/29/2007
31. Selected To Be So Full Of Life 12/29/2007
32. 2008: Prose Vs Poetry And Found Prose Poetry 4/22/2008
33. 2008: Nothing To Talk About 5/9/2008
34. 2008: My Writing 5/9/2008
35. 2008: It Still Bugs Me It's No Longer Green 6/4/2008
36. Malcontent Debris 10/1/2008
37. Rain 10/2/2008
38. 2008: When You Let Sunlight Work On Your First Draft 5/2/2008
39. Detour 10/28/2007
40. Things I Find When I Clean 11/2/2007

Comments about Tom J. Mariani

  • Carol Rhodes (2/19/2008 8:14:00 PM)

    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 (11/28/2007 10:09:00 AM)

    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

  • Barbara Haskell (11/26/2007 1:31:00 PM)

    A striking poem, Tom.

Best Poem of Tom J. Mariani

1968 Talking About The Revolution

I took off my glasses
that I might see
I took off my shoes
that I might be

The one I was in search of
The one I never had
The one that by finding
I would be so glad

I took off my watch
so I wouldn't know the time
I took off to nature
hoping to find the sign

The one I was in search of
The one I never had
The one that by finding
I would be so glad

I started to take of my clothes
I thought the last distraction
Then luckily I realized - - -
This is just a poem- - - an abstraction

Read the full of 1968 Talking About The Revolution

Crowded

Here I am
My trun to
sit at the
table

I've seen it
happening long
ago when
Perry Mason

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