Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  Pier Tyler, iLiana Margiva, iJ.S. Bradford, iFrank Stephenson, iVaughn Aiken, iFrank Ryan, iEdward Patterson, i

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

Leslie Eugenia Hoffman

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Poetry
· Stories
· 15 Titles
· 76 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: Jan, 2008

Leslie Eugenia Hoffman, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Featured Book
The Shorter Version
by Kathryn Perry

New excerpt from The Shorter Version---page 148..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Featured Book
My Splendid Concubine, 3rd edition
by Lloyd Lofthouse

Robert Hart (1835 - 1911) was the 'Godfather of China's modernism' and the only foreigner the emperor of China trusted. In fact, Hart played a crucial role in ending the ..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Popular Poetry (Poetry)
  1.  I Wish I Could Tell You...
  2.  My Poems
  3.  I Wish I Knew
  4.  Transmorpho
  5.  unraveling
  6.  Morning Walk
  7.  Time Started
  8.  Sentimental Pond
  9.  Misnomers of Fame
  10.  I'm Thankful For
  11.  You're Not Alone
  12.  In Loving Memory
  13.  The Fate Peddler
  14.  Trees Aflame
  15.  Overcoming
  16.  Everything Flutters
  17.  Again I Ask For More...
  18.  Running On Empty
  19.  The Mask
  20.  Moments Gone

Casa de la Pacena
by Leslie Eugenia Hoffman

Wednesday, March 03, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.
Share   Print  Save   Become a Fan

Recent poems by Leslie Eugenia Hoffman
•  Her Name Was Genia
•  Refraction
•  Saturn Opposite Neptune
•  the blasted rain
•  San Francisco Beat
           >> View all 14

(Photo of Bahia de La Paz
by Arlaine Cervantes)

house of the woman

Church bells chime seventh hour
First light shines on Benito Juarez
Columbian coffee on balcony
Yachts sail on Bahia de La Paz

Taxis park along The Malecon
Vendors gather in town square
Young man collects useable trash
Federales drive by in unmarked car

Ruperto arrives with machete to stalk ratones
Scent of freshly squeezed orange juice
Fish frying in tempura batter
Miguel arrives to breakfast with Arlaine

gecko pauses on ceiling






Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!

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

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/12/2010
Once again, you seemingly effortlessly ease the reader into the aura of the scene that you describe; so well done, Leslie. Thank you. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by Gianetta Ellis 3/7/2010
I can't help but draw a comparison here to Gene Williamson's style - you both project such strength, awareness and confidence in your writing. Your lines are direct with no superfluous fancy to distract from the holistic image you intend to convey and beautifully succeed in conveying. Each of you is distinctly unique, yet the experience and skill and talent each of you possesses rises up and connects you somewhere in the upper echelons of the den.
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 3/4/2010
Culture poetry always takes your readers on a view-master trip, dear Leslie! I saw stuff just like this in the 60s view masters. I always know when I read you, I will be viewing one of those circular picture view master reels in my mind! You touch on all of the senses here in Casa de la Pacena - I'm waiting for the poem that you grace us with a string of ristras...sandals and margaritaville, Leslie...

Reviewed by John Flanagan 3/4/2010
There's great stillness here without the Renoir being a still life, and such confidence and authority in the writing. I love it!

Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 3/4/2010
I'm there. I see what you see. I smell the coffee. The orange juice. I'm there.
Reviewed by richard cederberg 3/4/2010
Ha! "gecko pauses on ceiling"
to see if someone is going to throw him a tidbit of breakfast. (-:
That little beggar ...
Wonderful image - love the four layers of it.
A colorful series of vignettes here of what (I'm assuming)
you viewed from your balcony. You have captured palpable
spirit in this one dear Leslie - love the taste of it!
Is this place in La Paz?
Blessings ...

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.