Sam Silva has published at least 150 poems in print magazines, including Sow’s Ear,The ECU Rebel, Pembroke magazine, Samisdat, St. Andrew’s Review, Charlotte Poetry Review, Main Street Rag, and many more. Has published at least 300 poems in online journals including Jack Magazine, Comrades, Megaera, Poetry Super Highway, physik garden, Ken again, -30-, Fairfield Review, Foliate oak, and dozens of others. Three legitmate small presses have published chapbooks of his, three of those presses have nominated work of his for Pushcart a total of 7 times. Bright Spark Creative of Wilimington purchased rights to his first full length book EATING AND DRINKING and put the book out through author house at there expense. He now has many books and chapbooks available as print and kindle books at Amazon.com And his spoken word poetry is avaible at the major digital markets such as Apple i tunes.
WHAT OVERWHELMS US
A cozy darkness
between bright lights
whether stars alight beyond great redwoods
or a city whose night life is like powerful ejaculation
…a vent for the seed of our minds
chaotically, wildly sent forth in a quiet moan
pregnant with silences.
Nudes in our artbooks
feed a more calming revelry,
dancing nudes of painters like Matisse
and those serene statues
of Italy and Greece
…picasso in that structural essence
…all of these sexual and cerebral lights
pave the way straight
toward a society of angels
beyond thoughts of death
or even death’s reality.
I sing with my pen
because my lover is an artist
my mind is a peaceful darkness
wherein lights shine…