The House

by Andrada Costoiu

Photo by Sebastian Su00f8rensen on Pexels.com

Seconds, flying out the window of time.
Within,
Womb admissions are granted,
Exit is guaranteed.

Once here, everyone is writing.
There are old books, new books,
Critics are many,
But so are those that praise everyone’s splendid contributions.

 “Can you imagine a more perfect venue?”
An old man asks as he catches the gaze of his wife,
And smiles remembering how they learned 
To exchange vows.

Frail hand in his, she stands,
“No,” she says. “It was perfect.”
And together they walk 
Under the saber arch of those living within,
Toward the exit.

“You are the most stunning goddess,” he says,
As they walk outside in the luminous sun.
“I love you, “she answers,
As the cover of their book’s final print is being issued.

For the first time ever,
They look at the house from the outside.
Lights are on, and the inside is busy,
Everyone is writing, 
In a day that still exists….while its seconds are flying through the window of time. 

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My poetry book “Love poems: insights into the complicated mystery of love” is available on Amazon. You can get it here. Please write a review if you get around it. I would really appreciate it.

The greatest entertainer

by Andrada Costoiu

Perilous tongue, nevertheless, defensive,
You leap yourself before you fall,
Disguised, it’s easy to miss your anguish from the distance,
As jesters mean to humor….and entertain them all.

The audience is laughing,
You stand for them, despoiled of your own feelings, 
Knowing that is a thousand times better to take the vow of madness,
Than love and be betrayed.

So loud and yet so silent,
A double movement of your heart,
Your effort is exhausting but their eyes don’t see it,
Because your art prevails, and the suppression plays it part.

Better not see …. just laugh,
Aren’t we all?
As you are on the stage, you show them,
That in love ….you always have to leap yourself before you fall.

© Andrada Costoiu and a-passion4life.com, 2020- . Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Andrada Costoiu and a-passion4life.com, 2020 with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

My poetry book “Love poems: insights into the complicated mystery of love” is available on Amazon. You can get it here. Please write a review if you get around it. I would really appreciate it.

A world remade, Visual Verse

by Andrada Costoiu

Image by Miikka Luotio

Each month Visual Verse posts an image an invites writers to send their thoughts inspired by it. You have one hour to write something. I wrote this poem inspired by the image for this month (the one above), which evokes a place in Berlin. My poem can be found on page 18 in the Visual Verse Anthology, Vol.9, Chapter 7.

Profoundly messianic, victory was hard to reach.
For decades crusaders fought one another,
Until the rock music from the Western world,
Reached through the Wall.

In a neglected yard that’s full of waste,
The hanging flags,
Most powerful, most lasting memory of the past time,
Exhaust the mystery of hands who wrote them.

It smells like spring and wishful thinking, 
In lions’ dens babies are born,
Like everyone, they’re children of the new world,
Where not obedience, but truth and freedom are both sworn. 

A word remade, 
Inspired, without scruples,
Where wrinkles of the past are proof,
Of the moment when the beating heart of one nation, 
Was brought from two halves into one,
And willed itself to live in truth.

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My poetry book “Love poems: insights into the complicated mystery of love” is available on Amazon. You can get it here. Please write a review if you get around it. I would really appreciate it.