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dear friend
Poetry pulled
from the heart
Love, pain &
fear laid bare.

HAIKU POEM
ROSALIENE BACCHUS

The gods have always hated us,
our unrelenting lust, insistent
impropriety, our mutual obsession –
and not just the gods.

A binge, they thought, let them
have it, they’ll soon fall/fail,
be revulsed by the other’s touch.

But it wasn’t a binge – it is
obsession – magnificent and eternal,
even in Hell.

We have confounded them
again and again and they think
they have us now

But we will confound them yet again
send them to their Valhallas
to plot a single death.

They need only one, they think,
to destroy the other, but
until then they must simmer
while we continue
to live and love
and secretly regret

to live and love
and secretly wince
at unspoken loss

to live and love
forever and ever
until only one is left

playing the tape of memory
again and again, until
blessed obsession snaps
and we are blissfully re-entwined
in a magnificent and eternal
whatever – wherever, that may be,
even in Hell.

SOURCE: Munyori Literary Journal, June 2016.

Another Love Poem: Even in Hell
Angela Consolo Mankiewicz
MY THANKS

Poetry is what...I work at everyday: writing, rewriting,
practicing, learning. The poetry of others is a great source of pleasure
for me, as well as frustration, escape, revelation. This elusive art has
become an essential part of me, and for that, I am grateful.

[T]here are many roles [of the poet in society]: philosopher,
humanist, lover, intellectual, dreamer, storyteller, humorist, elegist,
satirist, rabble-rouser, prophet, scold and more - basically though to
express, to "document" the joys and agonies of life providing hope
in the solace that one is not alone.

ANGELA CONSOLO MANKIEWICZ: RESPONSE TO QUESTIONS RAISED BY
ROSALIENE BACCHUS, FEBRUARY 2015.
LA TRAVIATA
MARIA CALLAS
(1923-1977
ANGELA CONSOLO
MANKIEWICZ was born
and raised in Brooklyn,
New York. Until her death
on March 7, 2017, she
lived with her husband
in Los Angeles,
Southern California.

Angela's poetry has
appeared in over 100
literary journals and
magazines. Her
chapbooks include
As
If
, An Eye, Wired, and
Cancer Poems.

Recognitions include
Amelia 1st Prize
Broadside; Trellis
Grand Prize Sestina;
Jerseyworks 2nd prize
Annual Poetry
Competition; and two
Pushcart nominations.

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IN REMEMBRANCE OF MY DEAR FRIEND & POET
ANGELA CONSOLO MANKIEWICZ
WHO DIED IN HER HOME IN LOS ANGELES
ON MARCH 7, 2017


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