Ellie belfiglio

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




… The wind and waves, forever rift,

Though kinsfolk ever one.

They tumble and toss, and churn and sift

To every form but calm…

… The plainness of his dry-weeds way

That stirs inside the wind

Is stranger not, not faraway,

From waves that splash and swim.

… Entreats again her surging sea

To stir his sleepiness:

Her secret hidden mystery

Has woke him with a kiss.

… And out he steps upon the sea,

The foolish thought to dare,

Or courage take, whatever it be,

He sets his foot out there.

… Now, falling through the fainting wave

Is not the major thing,

But that one has set out at all

Invite the victor’s ring— !!!





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!"

12 thoughts on ““THE TUMBLE AND TOSS”

  1. I loved this poem. The sea. My favorite place.

  2. Reblogged this on johncoyote and commented:
    Please read and enjoy the work of a talented writer.

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