Join Free! | Login    
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  Paul Williams, iGeorge Wallach, iMike Hartner, iS Zachary, iNicholas Coe, iKim Glassman, iJennifer Miller, i

  Home > Memoir > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Patrick Talty

· + Follow Me
· Contact Me
· Success story
· Articles
· Poetry
· Messages
· 56 Titles
· 276 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: Before 2003


Subscribe to the Patrick Talty Newsletter. Enter your name and email below and click "sign me up!"
Patrick Talty, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Barbecue in Abruzzo
by Patrick Talty

Share   Print  Save   Follow
Recent poems by Patrick Talty
•  Return To Fucino...a dream
•  My First Autumn
•  A Birthday Poem For Branka
•  A Halloween Fantasy
•  Bill the Painter's Last Scam.
           >> View all 27

They wheedled fire
from green trees;
smoke emerged
child-like as on
an unwanted errand.

It cuddled slowly
round the edge of
a long valley where
spritely young trees
were being nurtured
by an Italian Spring;
where gleaming moss clothed
ancient, pitted rocks
as snow melted slowly.

We shared the wide-awake sky
with hills, unaltered from times
when pagan Marsi claimed the soil,
made their celebration
with rites of dedication
and centuries of toil.

Time flew;
from the barbecue
we made a bee-line
in a very fast car
for a bar
where they sold
coffee, tea, wine,
beer (icy cold),
a three-decker sandwich
and, for the crowd,
played very loud
songs in a foreign language.

(c)2002 Patrick Talty

To Talk Of Many Things
Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Reviewed by Victoria Murray 8/31/2003
Love the imagery, Patrick! This is such a wonderful write!


Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 5/13/2003
"...cuddled slowly..."/"...wide-awake sky..."/ the ENTIRE first verse! Stop me or you will get the whole poem back at you! (smile).. I absolutely loved this one.. it's packed with expressions, visions, images, mind pictures.. (em.. I love ice cold beer.. hehe). I just went ahead and plopped down in this one.. wonderful, Patrick! katy.
Reviewed by Lee Garrett 6/25/2002
Very nice.
Reviewed by jude forese 6/14/2002
luv foreign songs... nice poem...
Reviewed by Lori Moore 6/13/2002
"Reluctant some..." Great image. Excellent poetry.
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 6/13/2002
Nice write and great imagery, Patrick!

May Lu $*_*$ / Sandie Angel :o)

All Alone, Washington to Rome, A '60s Memoir by Patricia Daly-Lipe

Join me in a time and place from the past, my past. Beginning with the death of my mother when I was 18 until I was 23. From Washington to Rome, Paris, and London with a year at th..  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.