Vox Populi

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Rosaly DeMaios Roffman: Entertaining Strangers

Come to my hospitality table– I will feed you from every pot I will allow you to wear my clothes, my blue kimono, my black hat.   I will call … Continue reading

July 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Rosaly DeMaios Roffman: Guided Imagery — With Respect for the Sea’s Language

Yesterday someone said “See grief through God’s eyes” and when I try to do that I rescue the memory of  blue mist an image that draws from shadows:   I … Continue reading

June 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

Rosaly DeMaios Roffman: Putting Together The World’s Craziness

To see a row of cars like a line of raisins in your hand—civic, legacy, raisin   to see from this fauve window in this antiseptic room a Professor full … Continue reading

May 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

Rosaly DeMaios Roffman: A Measure

When there had to be a gift through rubble to tell the children not to continue on that killer path and there was a little kindness it was a little … Continue reading

April 7, 2018 · 1 Comment

Rosaly DeMaios Roffman: Train Dance

So many vacant eyes with a history of not making trouble move up as reprimand on Bleeker and Union Square and the train pushes on—and then a small man disturbs … Continue reading

November 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Rosaly DeMaios Roffman: What Are We Supposed To Do On This Earth

After not speaking for days and days the voice comes out a brilliant little square to remind you of the geometry of sound And you go no louder no matter … Continue reading

September 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

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