Category Archives: POETRY IS LIFE™

FATHERS AND DAUGHTERS by Nancy Duci Denofio – Featured Poem at the DYSTENIUM Online Community

FATHERS AND DAUGHTERS by Nancy Duci Denofio - Featured Poem at the DYSTENIUM Online Community


You lean over wood
as if dying –
but my arm supports
you – my love
connects – arm to arm
I feel it under my
skin – it flows through
my blood – this
power I have I share
with you.

Your eyes talk for you,
and I understand where
you have been – where
you still want to be –
but as you lean on
wood – watch as your
mouth sucks in air – those
eye’s feel the edge of
life – they look smaller
as if – you are

You bring tears to my
eyes – yet I turn, hide as
if a child – not wanting a
friend to see my true
feelings – tears because
I see the man who
pushed my swing – who
guided me as I slid down
a slide – who had tears in
his eye’s when I wore
white, and placed a penny
in my shoe.

Your pain I feel it too
and I want to lean on wood
for you – for us – for
all the years you – were
my pillar – of my life
and now I search for help
to make you smile – as
a child searches for a
playmate on a deserted

You know – I know your
friends are gone – left you
alone, but you are filled
by their love deep inside
your heart –
love – never changes –
it only grows deeper,
thicker, stronger, as roots
of a tree – as roots spread
beneath the ground – our
ground – our life – as I grab
your arm – take a few more
steps and search for the
pillar you need –
to stay alive – today.

Nancy Duci Denofio
© 2011 All Rights Reserved


POETRY IS LIFE™ Series Meeting Set For April 1st, 2012 In Saratoga Springs, NY – Attend In-Person Or Via The Web

POETRY IS LIFE™ Series Meeting

You are cordially invited to join POETRY IS LIFE™ series authors, the editor and the publisher to help celebrate publication of the first books in the POETRY IS LIFE™ series. The meeting will be held at 433 Broadway, Second Floor in Saratoga Springs, NY on April 1, 2012 from 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m.

Series Editor Nancy Duci Denofio will be discussing immediate plans for the series for the coming year. Publisher Don Odom will also be on hand to discuss new and emerging technologies and how they may possibly impact on publication of the series.

Can’t Make It To Saratoga Springs? Don’t worry. You can attend the meeting virtually over the web via Google Plus.

POETRY IS LIFE™ - Join this hangoutTo participate in the meeting, you’ll need access to a high speed Internet connection and a working microphone and webcam.

Accessing the meeting via the Internet is quick and easy.

Sign into Google Plus Google Plus using your standard Google account. If you do not have an account, sign up only takes a few minutes and the account is free. Once signed in, visit the POETRY IS LIFE™ page and click on the blue “Join this hangout” button on the page.

That’s all there is to it.

Hope to see you on April 1st in Saratoga Springs, NY for a wonderful, exciting celebration of the ground-breaking POETRY IS LIFE™ series or virtually via Google Plus on the Internet. Either way, we look forward to welcoming you!