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.

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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.

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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Love song

by Andrada Costoiu

Photo by Joetography

This train stops at no station,
Not yet, 
It climbs towards the evening,
Carrying feelings.

It smells like perfume and old leather chairs.
Silent, but crowded, 
All spread across the wagons,
This train holds life.

With me, there’re other lovers,
Not mine,
Some godlike youth, some older,
Seeming to smile,
And mingled with their features
There is the promise’s play.

Upward a gaze, my heart is warm,
I ask the sky of us,
And wonder, if you’re waiting.

There is no answer, but I know 
That you are climbing the tower of desire,
And from afar you’re watching
The train……
Zig zagging through the hills,
Clickety-clack, clickety-clack,
The love song that carries me to you. 

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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.

Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women

By Andrada Costoiu

I am honored to be part of this amazing anthology Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women.

The anthology is edited, and curated, by Gabriela Marie Milton, #1 Amazon Bestseller Author( author of Woman: Splendor and Sorrow :I Love Poems and Poetic Prose ; Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings) and published by Experiments in Fiction. Publication date: early June.

I hope everyone will have the opportunity to read the amazing poems within, I cannot wait to get my copy! After all, life is about learning and it is also about love. Someone once said “You’re most alive when you love”(was it Rilke?) and I believe him. We love, and we also learn to forgive, move forward and love again.

Mother’s Day

by Andrada Costoiu

Photo: my mother& me

Once upon a time there was this little girl and this wonderful woman who brought her into this world. The woman was magical , she kept the little girl happy, she made her skin scraps go away and she even had the power to turn substances into different colors in the lab where she was doing research and working.

She also told the little girl wonderful stories , so the little girl grew wings that carried her to follow her dreams. 

The little girl grew and followed her life path; the woman was there all along. She still is.

Happy Mother’s Day mom. Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers in the world (including me), because without you this planet would spin empty, without humans. Sending all of you love.

New York, New York

By Andrada Costoiu

City of lights,
Half phantasy, half historical molding,
Is where the degree of liberation is measured
In the number of dreams.

Here it is not easy
Running out of thrills.
Whirlwinds deliver sensations,
Espouse bodies,
Make hearts sweat.

It’s Saturday morning,
Smiles turned into butterflies overnight,
Hearts rummage in enigmas,
Cause we are young.

New York, New York,
You turn the invisible into something beautiful,
A city that’s always hopeful,
Where the degree of liberation is measured
In the number of dreams.

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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.

May the 4th be with you!

I didn’t find my Star Wars t-shirt, but I do want to make a wish to us all!

We are travelers through life. We learn, about ourselves and about others, about history, about the world we live in and so many other things. We are not perfect, nobody is, but it is through our struggles that we understand ourselves better and grow to be better people. Whatever stage in your life you are right now, I wish you happiness, growth, love and moments to remember .

May the 4th be with you ! ( May the force be with you!) 🙂

A present

by Andrada Costoiu

Photo: me, by the beach; Credit: W

By the beach,
Where accomplished stoics,
Come to give life meaning,
I stand to listen.

I hear through the waves,
That it is not indifference 
That oversees this world, 
As everything has feelings,
Even the smallest, juvenile rockfish.

Breaking, my thoughts
And my ideas fly into splinters,
Only my heart is open to the confession of the waves,
As only she knows what to do.

I let go of the past, 
And earn the power,
To become,
The maker of new love.

By the beach,
No longer bound by footsteps,
I stand to embrace you.

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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.