We, as poets and
poetess, express a unique intensity about us. This passion allows us to paint
images of the world with our words, along with portraying emotions and ideals
in our own styles and rhythms. Poetry is the beauty of our expression through
allegory, symbolism, sound and meaning; formulating an imaginative verse to
draw emotion or a particular response from the reader. We bring awareness to
various subjects encountered through life, whether it be love, war, peace, poverty
or prosperity. We construct and arrange our words in a way that leaves a
permanent effect or thought to ponder upon. Our words are profound, powerful,
exciting, imaginative and elevated in thought; thoughts that come deep within
the soul and mind. Poet’s words dance within the minds and senses of those who
read their words. The reader sees, feels, smells, tastes and hears each
expressed vowel and consonant. We, as poets and poetess, have a unique talent,
unique minds and a unique ability to convey the world around us.
We, at times, may seem
to be peculiar people to the world, but when our words are read or spoken
aloud, our passion is revealed, and a deeper understanding or view occurs. For
this reason, Our Poetry Archive features the beauty of each poet or poetess and
their words. Along with the featured poets, the introduction of “Poet of the
Month” was birthed in April of this year, 2016. The purpose was to bring to
light different poetess’ or poet’s views through a personal interview. It has
been a great success, beginning with Ana Nedelcu, then Sandy Sass in May. For
June, we are proud to present Poet Michael Marrotti’s interview, expressed in
his own words. These are three very passionate people, with different
backgrounds and way of life, but they all have one thing in common, the
intensity and beauty of expression.
This June we are
happy to introduce sixteen new poets from different parts of the world to our
readers. Our Poetry Archive appreciates the support of each reader and poet. And
for this we would like to extend our gratitude to poetess Alicja Kuberska of
Poland for bringing in number of poets from Poland to our poetry journal.
Your support is appreciated, and humbly asks for your continued involvement in
our efforts to shine a light upon each poet as they reach for the stars.
Those who would
like to participate in our upcoming numbers, please send at least three poems
and a profile picture along with the explicit confirmation of your permission
for publication in OPA well before the 21st of every month. Our mail address is
Author Stacia Lynn Reynolds, editor, sincerely thanks each and every
poet, poetess and reader who is actively involved in this wonderful blog and
continued support of Our Poetry Archive.