Ellie belfiglio

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




… In the dim shade

Exhausted light was dim.

Suddenly the window was filled with night

A night overwhelmed with emptiness.

A night poisoned with our breath,

A night smelled of poison!

A night…

… I listened…

In the street, fearful, dark, and empty-

Someone’s heart was smashed-

Like a rotten thing.

women sad artwork 1920x1080 wallpaper_www.wall321.com_44

In that inauspicious darkness

A star exploded and died.

I listened…

… My veins swelled from the storm of blood;

And my body screamed, oh, pain!

From the tempting debasement aloud!

… I listened…

To the thunder which glistened!

A stubborn fly in my room,

Sang, my air it consumed.

The crickets sang aloud;

Twisted and turned until eternity!


… I recall…

My first day of maturity in fall;

When all my body was in shame!

It shivered in an innocent ambiguity and flame.

In the dim shade-

Where light yawned and then it got dark!! ...




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!"

3 thoughts on ““I LISTEND…”

Let everybody be nice!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s