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Dr. Mel Waldman: Starry Night in Ogunquit the Beautiful Place by the Sea

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Art by Ann Marie Rhiel 2022

STARRY NIGHT

 

IN

 

OGUNQUIT

 

THE

 

BEAUTIFUL PLACE

 

BY

 

THE SEA

 

 

by Dr. Mel Waldman   

 

 

 

Starry Night

in Ogunquit

 

the

beautiful place by the sea

 

&

bathed in serenity

 

I

gaze at the stars

 

standing

midway on the Marginal Way

 

the

otherworldly cliff walk

 

glorious

in its gorgeous galloping beauty & grandeur

 

above

the bestial rocks & overlooking the omnipotent sea

 

 

 

&

bathed in serenity

 

I

gaze at the stars

 

&

talk to the magical universe

 

while

listening to the whirling waves crushing the rocks

 

&

crashing into inner space smashing un-reality & waiting for the tempest to arrive

 

 

 

Fully Alive

&

 

prescient

like the preternatural ocean below

 

I

know the storm is coming

 

but

bathed in serenity I gaze at the stars & see transcendentally

 

 

 

The Tempest

will 

 

come

& go & the universe will flow deathlessly after the vanishing after death

 

 

 

Dr. Mel Waldman is a psychologist, poet, and writer whose stories have appeared in numerous magazines including HARDBOILED DETECTIVE, ESPIONAGE, THE SAINT, PULP METAL MAGAZINE, and AUDIENCE. His poems have been widely published in magazines and books including A NEW ULSTER, CLOCKWISE CAT, CRAB FAT LITERARY MAGAZINE, ESKIMO PIE, INDIANA VOICE JOURNAL, LIQUID IMAGINATION, THE BROOKLYN LITERARY REVIEW, BRICKPLIGHT, SKIVE MAGAZINE, 

ODDBALL MAGAZINE, PABLO LENNIS, POETRY PACIFIC, POETICA, RED FEZ, SQUAWK BACK, SWEET ANNIE & SWEET PEA REVIEW, THE JEWISH LITERARY JOURNAL, THE JEWISH PRESS, THE JERUSALEM POST, HOTMETAL PRESS, MAD SWIRL, HAGGARD & HALLOO, ASCENT ASPIRATIONS, YELLOW MAMA, THE BITCHIN’ KITSCH, SOUL-LIT, TWO DROPS OF INK, and NAMASTE FIJI: THE INTERNATIONAL ANTHOLOGY OF POETRY. A past winner of the literary GRADIVA AWARD in Psychoanalysis, he was nominated for a PUSHCART PRIZE in literature and is the author of 11 books. 



Ann Marie Rhiel is the Assistant Art Director for Yellow Mama Webzine. She was born and raised in Bronx, New York, presently living in New Jersey. She reconnected with her passion for art in 2016 and has had her work exhibited in art galleries around northern New Jersey ever since. She is a commissioned painting artist, who also enjoys photography. Her work has also appeared in Black Petals and Megazine Official.

In Association with Black Petals & Fossil Publications 2022