Ellie belfiglio

When I hear this sound that awakens me, intimidating its way into my cloistered night, I write…




Edgar Allen poe

Poetry is a tear that gives way to laugh, a laugh that brings hope, and a hope that breaks every chain. Nonetheless, poetry is the cry of your heart, the pain in your soul, the words that could not be spoken, past lives and all the things one likes to keep them in her heart.


Charles Dickens

Poetry is needed to soothe the soul as food and water needed to maintain the body.

vasily-perov-portrait-of-dostoyevsky-1872Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Unfortunately in this new world, new culture, new technology, unfathomable music, (some needs to translate the lyrics of the new music), and unruly and uncouth youths with the sense of entitlement, no one anymore pays attention to poetry or to the rich and great literature of far past or near past or present.


Walt Whitman

As a teacher, I have noticed that many of college students can’t even name the famous poets or writers of America or Eastern rich literature of past or present!


Omar Khayyam, who not only was of the greatest poet of all time who lived in seventh century, but was also a mathematician whose formulas of algebra even are being taught today all over the world in universities!! …


Mohammad Jalaledin Molana (RUMI), William Shakespeare, Ernest Hemingway, Jane Austen, and many more will always live.




Author: elliebelfiglio

I am a professor, a poet, an author, and an immigrant. I am the survival of many political and economical hardship. As a political immigrant, it took me a long time to master the English language and to come to terms that I can never see my family again. "THE PARTING FROM MY FAMILY WAS THE BEGINNING OF A FRIENDSHIP THAN THE END OF OUR FRIDAYS!" My autobiography, "THE RAIN STOPS IN TEXAS" was published in 1997 by Eakin Press. It can be found in Amazon. As Ernest Hemingway says, write about something you know, most of my novels are about cultural difference of the old and new and American style of living compare to my home country. My poetry are in all forms. I write as they come to me. My first draft is always my last draft. "THIS IS MY WORLD, WELCOME!" "THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE!"

5 thoughts on ““WHAT IS POETRY?”

  1. Wow, what an wonderful, wonderful post! Thank you Ellie!

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