A Beautiful World of Chance: Poetry by Diane Maietta

In honor of St. Valentine’s Day approaching PSTV wishes to offer our readers positive poems in honor of Romantic Love. 

Let’s start with dreaming of a beautiful world of chance.

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 A Beautiful World of Chance

I’d rather sleep, be taken in by your shadow

Creeping into my dream…I’d rather keep

The day frozen behind me, and explore the

Fertile moon-beam of a fictitious lodestar

Pulling me deep into your confusion:

Of a delicious, sensual confection rich in its illusion

Of my desire as we travel through a

Paradise within the night’s soul; Blindfolded,

To walk into your fire—a site where

Half becomes whole.


(To meet) in an Ancient, hidden, unscarred

World of beautiful chance—

Where displeasure is forbidden and bewilderment

Is the Night’s inheritance:

(To see you), a cushion from the weary day

Melting into unreasonable time—a quiet

Romance in the aerie-amorous pantomime

Of exotic calculations eager in a lustful design—

To reap my explorations of your body next to mine.


          …And these quiet feelings for you

              That I cannot dismiss, come in

               My sleep, enduring so deep, leaving

               Me breathless under your kiss…


First Rights.

Copyright 1994 by Diane M. Maietta.  All Rights Reserved.

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Diane Maietta

Self-described as a free-spirit of courage, love, and compassion, Diane Maietta was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and raised in the neighboring small town of Apollo, PA. She has received a citation from the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives in honor of her poetic voice and is listed in Marquis’ Who’s Who in the East, 24th Edition. You may find her artwork at her website: https://diane-maietta.pixels.com/ and her Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dianemaietta/