Hello and welcome to my blog. I’m a woman who lives in Florida, USA. I have 3 kids and 2 dogs. I love the works of Robert Frost, HP Lovecraft, Edgar Alan Poe, Sylvia Plath, Emily Dickinson, and John Donne, and my two fave books are The Awakening by Kate Chopin and The House of the 7 Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorn…anything by Hawthorn is cool!

August 20, 2011

Still searching for someone to read me his poetry…

Originally From New Jersey!

Pearl Jam fan!


252 thoughts on “About

  1. Thank You so much Eric! You’re bi-lingual…that is terrific. And You look younger than the 40 years of reasearch and the age at which you learned to use a computer (46). I will post my reply and my nominees/things about me tomorrow….off to sleep now….been a busy New Year’s Day here and I sure hope New Year’s Eve and Day were good for you and your family.
    All the best,

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  3. When I read that you are lonely, you ache and you cry and think too much, my heart went out to you. Don’t think, well not too much. You could fall sick and leave those wonderful kids and then what will happen to them? There is so much love out there, Eva. And though, blogging seems like a faceless world, blogging has lifted me up in more ways than one. I hope it does to you too. Enjoy life, one day at a time and share your love with the kids. I hope I’m not being presumptous

  4. I love John Donne, and I’ve read Ariel by Sylvia Plath (enjoyed her work too, although I have to admit I did not always understand what the poems were about). You have a nice blog, and your posts are very intriguing, and thought provoking. Keep up the good work, I’ll definitely come back! 🙂

  5. John Donne’s most spectacular poem A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning (IMHO) scrapes the very celss of my soul…if I ever had a love that great I could die then, but for now the hunt lives on

  6. Just saw your update here, and yes, to any/all who read, he IS stupid, and she is very unattractive, in many ways. Just looking at him in his youtube “explanation”, is something out of “COPS”, without the drunkenness or the chasedown, but all the skittish movements and motions of someone with something to hide. Please don’t waste tears on him, you should never need to cry at night.

  7. the reality is the person I am hung up on is not him. I cry because I love someone that I cannot be with, and I cry because I have been through so much humiliation in the past year. It hasn’t been the happiest of times.

  8. Hi Eva,

    My Mum (she’s British…) always said that to me: “Just do.” And she was right. Sometimes, though, it is difficult.

    Thank you for liking my post, and I look forward to reading more of your words.

    Take care, and have a superb and laughter-filled weekend,
    Pail 🙂

  9. Your mom is a smart gal! I try to “just do” and it’s what gets me through. Pondering about stuff gets me nowhere.
    Thanks for stopping by to deliver your kind words!

  10. I find some overlap in your current situation with my past. Very interesting, I was a single Mom of a 1, 3 and 5 year old the second time I was divorced. I had a lot of struggles… I am now, happily almost an empty nest, my youngest was on her own, 27 and back for a short while. Glad to have you following and now, I will follow you!

  11. Thanks for continually checking out my stuff, and I wanted to comment on your piece entiteled “We are all gods”. I really agree with everything you wrote in this, and I love the way you express it. I really enjoy your poetry, and it seems very theraputic, but I absolutly love your writing style. I would be very intrested in reading more of your written work. Sorry for rambling, feel free to delete this, I just wanted to let you know, that your writing is inspiring and well written.

  12. Thanks for checking out my blog…apologies for my belated stop by, I am rubbish…but at least you know that up front! I look forward to enjoying your blog muchly.

  13. I’ve been told by more than a few people that I also think too much. One even said I have a “thought disorder.” I’m trying consciously to not be so analytical, although I tend to be much more right-brained than left. I just love thinking things through, hopefully to a creative end. Thanks for the follow. Your blog looks fascinating, and I’ll be back for more.

  14. hi Eva,
    Thank you for visiting my blog! Dear, I read your ABOUT—you are human, darling, with emotions and feelings–ALL GOOD! It is good that you are expressing your emotions through writing…we learn so much from each other in this WordPress family! I have been on this site since 2011—but did not really write much in the beginning, until I was encouraged to do so this past March…and now I am so happy that I did! Celestine, who wrote to you from above–WOW–her haiku writing is incredible! and she is a wonderful, loving person! I could fully relate to your “I think too much”—I think I just made that comment in a response to someone a few days ago. I read the “Awakening” many moons ago…and, yes, love Sylvia Plath as well!…and John Donne…WOW! We are kindred spirits in the reading field! I am going to travel to your writings now…to discover more about you! Take courage! You are among friends…and you are a writer!

  15. I am honored and humbled by your words. Celestine is a beautiful soul with an enormous talent. I am about to go peruse your blog. I’m certain to find more enormous talent there!

  16. Hello New Jersey! When I lived in NYC we use to shop over the bridge in NJ. Back then there was no sales tax on shoes and clothes.
    Thank you for choosing to follow one of my blogs and I hope you continue to enjoy the posts.

    BTW, have you ever heard Sylvia Plath’s voice. Years ago someone gave me a cassette of her reading her work. Can you cay erie??? Wow!

  17. Hello Eva, I am so glad you found my spot on WP. I am looking forward to reading your work. Thanks for the follow, and I will see you around!

  18. Hello. There is still no sales tax on shoes and clothes here
    I have never heard he voice. I suppose it was creepy being she must’ve been mentally ill….her poetry, amazing yet had smatterings of disconnect.

  19. Eva,

    Just wanted to stop by and express my sincere appreciation for you taking some time and reading back through so many of my posts, many thanks!

  20. Awww thank you so much! Indeed, she is truly an amazing, one-of-a-kind muse but my lips are sealed as to her identity! Funny enough though, I’m actually her muse as well and this mutual muse-ship started before we’d ever actually met!

  21. Hello there,
    I am really glad you have decided to follow my humble blog. I am honored to return the favor by following you. Your blog is definitely decent. We all know how hard it is these days to find real writers. ❤

  22. Hi! Thank you so much for following my blog. I’ve been sort of a closet poet for a long while and only now did I have the courage to post my works online. Your follow means a lot. 🙂

    PS: I love your poems.

  23. If ever traveling to the Boston, MA area, visit Hawthorn’s home and the House he based The House of the 7 Gables on, in nearby Salem. I go there once a tear. It’s gorgeous.

  24. Just a quick hello to thank you for following my blog – I hope you find some things you think are worth reading 🙂

  25. There is hope yet. You know you think the same. You haven’t cut the rope yet.

    I just started following you and I admire your poems. Keep sharing that talent to others who need it, like me. 🙂 Keep it up and good luck to you.

  26. Thank you for following my poetry blog, Eva. Hope that some of the poems comfort and encourage you. Keep up the good work you are doing. I have just posted a poem titled “No Longer Alone.”

  27. Plath was good. However, hearing that voice told me even more than her words ever did. But I prefer Dorothy Parker! That is her poetry. Her short stories put me to sleep. I quote Dorothy from time to time: “Each morning I brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue.” She has my vote!

  28. Your “about me” section hit close to home. I am pretty honored to have you like so many of my poems. I know you’ve been told this before (hopefully), but you shouldn’t have to wait for someone to read you poetry. My next poem will be about you. As a dedication of sorts. Enjoy. (hopefully).

  29. Your poetry is beautiful and honored I am that you even bother to give me a thought. I look forward to reading your next poem.
    Nobody ever wrote for me before and nobody ever read me their poetry, either

  30. Good Morning my new follower and I you. What I read in your work is part of my path. Strange statement indeed. I am a man, I raised three step children, no one else wanted when I was a younger man in a former marriage. I always with joy, refer to myself as a retired Catholic. As to your journey with so much darkness right now…..this too shall pass as darkness finally passed me in my past life and brought me to the knowledge of God’s Love for me. It was only when I Let Go and Let God that happened for me. Our lives here are but a small candle in a very large unlit room. Hug each day with laughter and joy in God’s blessings to you.. He is there for you.

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  32. Hi thejerseygirl. Lovely to meet you. Writing has kept me sane. Must admit I stay out of religion and politics. Observe life and write what I see and feel. Thank you for liking my poem ‘ The Lady With Red Hair.’ Hope you call again. Please Take Care. The Foureyed Poet.

  33. Yes! Haha, I actually wrote an article, and made a joke about Jodie Sweetin for that very reason!

    I blame Dave Coulier’s constant terrible jokes for her eventual life of meth, haha.

  34. Yes! He said “Cut. It. Out.” too many times, she flipped, played some hockey, ate some bacon and wrote a whole angry album about him and Mr. Woodchuck.

    (to be fair, these Canadian details may be a bit sketchy)

  35. Today is some I don’t believe in Jesus holiday for them. The rest of us just point and laugh that they’re walking around. The men with the beards and curls and satellite dishes on their heads are a sight!

  36. Jack Russell Terrier, the best dog and friend:) I like you already. My Roxy past, it’s one year now and I still can’t talk about her without tears…so I’ll continue..
    Thanks for visiting my page and liking what you saw. By doing so, it gives me the opportunity to visit your site and many others. I’m new to blogging and am finding I like this inter-action very much. Thank for your support and I look forward to following you and our inter-action.

  37. Hi there. I just wanted to say that your poems are wonderful! Thank you for liking my poem. I live in Manchester Great Britain btw,and my favourite poet is Sylvia Plath. I only started writing 2 weeks ago and I find its like therapy for me!

  38. Thank you for that! I only started writing about 4 weeks ago..its a great outlet for expression 🙂
    Yeah, I quite like Sylvia Plath too and Anne Sexton.

  39. Thank you for ‘liking’ something I posted, because it made me aware of your blog and even on the very first page when I skim through there are some wonderful words here. Beautiful and impressive. So thank you.

  40. Ma’am; I recently nominated you for the blog of the year award. Congratulations.
    Also, it’s none of my business, but I kind of read your about page…I hope you don’t still feel lonely Ma’am, because I think a woman as attractive, intelligent and kind hearted as you should never feel such a negative emotion. Take care! http://wp.me/p24LWs-co

  41. Thank you. That you considered my blog is an honor.
    I’ve been put through so much over the past two years. Loneliness unfortunately has been my constant companion. It’s a feeling I can’t shake. Most people shy away from me because of how fragile my life circumstances must make me seem. I’m guilty of pushing some away, too.
    Anyway, thanks again and your blog deserves the same honor and praise.

  42. You deserve the award ma’am!
    I’m sorry about what has happened to you over the past couple of years that has caused loneliness.
    Also, I think we are all guilty of pushing someone away at one point or another.
    Take care ma’am. Oh, and don’t be a stranger. If some people think you are ‘fragile’, just direct them to your blog and they’ll see just how strong you really are.

  43. Hi Eva! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and liking a post in my Christmas Cactus series. I truly appreciate it and hope you’ll visit again soon! Blessings, Robyn

  44. No way. I don’t believe it. You look amazing. I mean I would be worried to chat you up in case you were like much younger than me ha

  45. I love Sylvia Plath, and Chopin’s The Awakening too.

    I have three daughters. I ache. I cry. I think too much. I lost faith in God. I gained something better – faith in me.

    Looking forward to reading more of your work.


    slightly maddish.

  46. H! Eva, The Smile on your face-is my dream for the day–the sparkle in your eyes–turns the darkness of night–to the light of day–Honest you do. Eva, God is here with you–do not weep, for faith is deep–God is there for you to keep–your love ones, are beside you–to watch you–enjoy the beacon of hope–turning from darkness–to the light of day–this all takes time–a message from the “Holy Spirit”–we don’t mind–for we are on Heavenly Time–remember the fullness is yours–for ever and ever more–a Gift from God,–Honest It Is.

  47. H! Eva, Rose’s are Red my Dear–Violets are blue–what a joy it is–to know–that God has an Endless love for us–Peace and Joy–Peace and Joy–God is Good,–God is Great–Trust God–Thank You Lord–As I lay My Head down on a pillow of Dreams–“Amen”

  48. Eva, You sound so sad. I want to encourage you by saying this; There is some One that loves you with an eternal love. It is an unquenchable love that will not ever end. This love is deeper, higher, wider and greater than any love you will ever experience. It is a love that went to death and the grave for YOU! It walked through hell for YOU! It rose from a tomb for you! His name is Jesus. Search after Him. He is calling your name!
    God bless you and your family! If you need prayer, I am here!

  49. You and I began our blogs in the same year, a few months apart. Yours has seasoned, as indicated by the numerous responses on your About page.

    My family — so the legend goes — was excommunicated from the Catholic Church. I think it had something to do with my Great Aunt Vi’s relationship with the founder of the Christian Science movement, Mary Baker Eddy. My dad thought the religion made sense, as its most ardent adherents would avoid medicine and rely on their faith for healing.

    In the meantime, I grew up in the big Presbyterian church in town (the minister was from Scotland, and it was difficult to understand what he said — over and above the challenge of comprehending the doctrine).

    Later, the Jesus Movement swept once more through the country in the late 60s and early 70s, and I was swept up with it. Long hair, flared pants, and a new interpretation of music and service burned like wildfires nearly everywhere.

    Then mega churches. And then the Conservative Right. Anyone claiming to be a Christian who was involved in social welfare was an enigma, at best.

    Then the public blasting and mutilation of groups that did not conform. All in the name of — you betcha — Jesus.

    At 64, I’m pretty sure all of the religions may have a portion — or even all — of the truth. Problem is, leaders and followers alike struggle to flesh out in life what has been written down in their traditions. Gandhi is thought to have said that he had nothing against Jesus, but did not become a Christian because he he had met no one that exemplified Christ.

    I’m sure that comment will titillate a few. We are, after all, a Christian nation.

    Plus, I’m not exactly convinced that your About is really about you — but a character. I could be wrong. Have been before. Will be again.

    Anyway, thanks for dropping by my online writing studio and deciding to follow my work.

    So, I have a question for you about your poetry style. Have you considered writing some free verse? I like your thought progressions and your wry humor. Perhaps it’s your decision to use disciplined rhyming patterns? Just a thought.


  50. Thank you for such a thought-provoking response.
    You have an interesting view on religion that I can relate to. I was raised Catholic, but throughout my life my faith has been tried, shaken, and lost. I follow my own religion, which is do good, be good, lather, rinse, repeat.
    Yes, my about is about me. I’ve nobody else to write about in such an open way.
    I write with the end rhyme in honor of my mentor, Patricia Kellogg Dennis. She was a professor at my Alma Mater. She passed away a few years ago. I do have some free verse in my blog, early on, somewhere, but it is there. I never felt free verse was much more than stream of conscious. It can be raw and too naked for a shy girl as me, for when I write, it is all me and I fear letting out too many of my awkward thoughts, LOL. I will keep this in mind. I’ll attempt some free verse again…down the road.

    Best wishes,

  51. I understand. And my apologies about your About, if I offended you. Actually, re free verse, I’m pretty much a hypocrite.

    I rhyme — but not so much at the end of lines all of the time. Perhaps it’s an indication that I’m a child of the 60s and am have a rebellious soul.

    I have this thought that people who have made their peace with religion — and by religion I refer to mankind’s (and womankind’s) tendency for order. For clear demarkations of what is right and what is wrong, what is good ad what is bad.

    I’ve found those delineations to be practically non-existant. Even Solomon declared as much.

    In the movie “Rudy,” the main character consults a Catholic priest regarding God’s plans.

    Very wisely, the priest replies to Rudy, “I know two things for sure. One, there is a God. And two, I’m not him.”

    That clears up a lot for me. I know that’s true for me. And I can pretty well count on it being true for a lot of people, churchgoers or non-churchgoers.

  52. You did not offend me at all. The about section of my blog is me being me. I have a need to let the truth of who I am be apparent, so that my poetry makes more sense to the readers.
    The movie Rudy was a good one.
    I agree there must be some being that caused the Big Bang, and I am certain it was not me, either. LOL!
    BTW, just wrote a free verse poem. I’ll post in eventually, as I have others waiting their turn in line.

  53. Jerseygal, great name for your blog (Gabriel’s fury). I think the fire in your writing is very compatible with a Catholic sensibility. Gabriel may in fact be quite pleased with what you’re doing. Keep it up.

  54. Hi Gabriel,
    Thankyou for sharing your thoughts. I am very touched and relate to each word you write. Would love to chat some more some time 🙂

    Take care

  55. Thanks for the ‘like’ on my blog post Eva. it introduced me to your blog where I have been touched by the beautiful words in several of your poems that I have read so far. Very inspiring. I am now following so I can keep up to date with your work 🙂

  56. Stopped by to thank you for your recent like on Shift Key (sorry for the delay… busy, busy). And to peruse your excellent site. So much to read; so well done! BTW I’m in Phoenix a number of years but from Jersey about 100 years ago (Passaic, Clifton, Pompton Lakes… and you?) Even after all these years, I miss Rutt’s Hut (Do you know it?) Take care.

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