Maia Padua

Rookie - 34 Points (Virgo / City of Gentle People)

Until Now (I Love You)

You came into my life
when i was so young
you witnessed my growing up
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  • Gold Star - 10,313 Points Kim Barney (1/6/2015 8:37:00 PM)

    Marvelous poem. Suspense is kept until the very last word. Congratulations on having it selected as poem of the day on January 6 for three consecutive years! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,626 Points Bernard Snyder (1/6/2015 4:00:00 PM)

    Well-worded poem! At first I actually thought you were speaking of someone. As I found at the end, you were conveying your feelings towards your poetry.well done and 'congrats on your poem being chosen as 'poem of the day! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,104 Points Rajnish Manga (1/6/2015 10:31:00 AM)

    You have surpassed the master story-tellers in so far as keeping the element of suspense intact till the very end is concerned. Congrats for being No.1 today. Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 7,536 Points Geetha Jayakumar (1/6/2015 8:54:00 AM)

    Simply Beautiful. I just loved reading it.
    Congrats, for member poem of the day! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 773 Points Leslie Philibert (1/6/2015 4:53:00 AM)

    I love standard spelling, please..I not i... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 123 Points marvin brato (1/6/2015 2:27:00 AM)

    Excellent expression about poetry, it truly is a passionate love! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,944 Points Daniel Brick (1/6/2015 1:03:00 AM)

    The opening two lines made me think of a May-December romance, then It went out of my mind as the images of an almost perfect relationship started piling up. I read those lines almost as if it were a check list of a charming and successful rapport. And I took your words in the spirit I believed they were meant - the truth about a long and successful relationship. Just before you reveal it was your love affair with poetry, something clicked inside me. So I was momentarily prepared for your disclosure. And considering poetry goes back at least three to four thousand years, it is a May-December love affair for all of us. But age is not the issue. Belonging to a living vibrant tradition of the poetic craft is, and you definitely belong. Your sincerity and yes love of poetry is clear. (Are you holding a pale mask of your face or is that someone next to you in the photo? That image would make a striking metaphor in one of your poems!) (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,401 Points Kee Thampi (9/23/2014 2:18:00 AM)

    We cried together when i felt so lonely
    you smile with me when i am happy
    you bear with me in my sleepless nights
    and dream with you in our own plight

    aove in words (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,401 Points Kee Thampi (9/23/2014 2:18:00 AM)

    a vision of god into reality of love
    We cried together when i felt so lonely
    you smile with me when i am happy
    you bear with me in my sleepless nights
    and dream with you in our own plight (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,403 Points Kay Staley (1/6/2014 7:54:00 PM)

    At first glance the author seems to be conveying a normal love story with normal ideas about love. You occupied my mine, you conquered my heart blah blah blah. What makes this poem different is that it is talking about poetry in itself. It pays tribute to how poetry has helped the author grow up and how much much it is cherished in the authors life. It is interesting to think that the author is in love with the own substance (poetry) that they created. Stereotypical ideas of love that are applied to something only alive in the authors mind. The twist at the end is the only thing that makes this poem worth reading because the rhyme sceme is sketchy and the imagery has been used to often to evoke an intense feeling. Does not inspire you to make drastic changes in your life; it inspires because people can identify with and appreciate the great work of art that poetry is. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 369 Points Stephen W (1/6/2014 9:38:00 AM)

    I didn't realise poetry was that good! : -) (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 4,840 Points Savita Tyagi (1/6/2014 9:21:00 AM)

    Reading the poem I thought this is one luck guy and one beautiful love story. In the ending seeing such love for poetry is a tribute for this wonderful writer and to her poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 21 Points Alistair Graham (1/6/2014 3:00:00 AM)

    I KNOW

    I know the crease beneath your eyes
    I know your lips your brow your chin
    I know the hair that clothes your head
    I know the surface of your skin

    I know the rhythm of your breath
    I know your movements when you sleep
    I know the moment you awake
    I know the promise I will keep

    I know when you cast off the world
    I know when sorrow's at your door
    I know when secret tears you shed
    I know my power to restore

    I know the verse birds sing at dawn
    I know the setting of the sun
    I know the light cast by the moon
    I know my pure love is legion (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kalpak Kaplash (1/6/2013 11:51:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem expressing love with poetry which we all feel somewhere down within.....loved this writing Maia..! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,718 Points Babatunde Aremu (1/6/2013 4:29:00 PM)

    Good poem. This is a celebration of love (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,076 Points Valerie Dohren (1/6/2013 6:17:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem Maia, and a lovely tribute to poetry. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Krishna Kumar (1/6/2013 2:26:00 AM)

    nice ending..just loved it..well done (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,685 Points Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (1/6/2013 1:47:00 AM)

    I really wondered when I was reading this poem, who this guy could be, at last and as usual it has turned out to be something else. I enjoyed reading this poem as many of our INNOCENT Indian women, who prostrate in front of their husband every morning, can easily relate with the poem, except for the last line! well done! Maria Padua! (Report) Reply

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