Biography

Hi all! Here's what you need to know about me: I write a bit, I recite a bit, I talk a lot! Thanks for stopping by!🎈

Samples

Fleeting -It's on my left arm; it sears. It's on my wings; I try to bear it; in tears. It's in my chest; It beats. It's in the air; I suck it in and it fogs my wits. It used to be inside my mother. It still resides within my father. It's growing inside my sister's womb, as we speak. It fills every second of my time; be it minute, hour or week... I have it here, somewhere...Among my daggers and swords... Look! It's almost out but it's still lit... -Lovely. Any last words? -Yes. I'd like some more of it! ------------------------------------------------------ "It does not promise to deliver souls across the sea For it is not the ship of hope. It is meant for the Powers that Be that won't let me be; it was that or hanging rope. It is courtesy for the fragile fierceness that is my pen; and ash kicked at Their judging eyes It is the black garment meant to be worn only when I am in need of a good disguise. It is not the pulchritudinous bud of purple or white no fragrant blossom of a tropic shade! It is not the last crisp brushstroke of a spring night before rite of passage to summer is made. No hint of vague promise, no "perchance", β€œ perhaps”, no β€œmaybe”, β€œpossibly” or β€œmight”. It stands for "I am mine"! May the old order collapse so that I alone decide what battles to fight! It is not plaintive of any permissions, no polite pray to be excused; feigning to be cordial. It is not the white glove of propriety, the polite way to offer a suggestion or proposal. It is not meant to poison you with doubt; albeit cryptic it is no vilifying naked tooth. It's an impression to hopefully lure the unbiased critic while taking the focus off of the dismal truth. It is meant to conceal, fog; a decoy till I make it safely outside; slip away when I must; be elusive. It is a meaningless empty herald that's there to hide the tedious person within; it's all illusive! It is the passport that will help me cross the border from cowardice to bravery; like so many before me- It is necessity; mere letters arranged in a certain order: Mae Foreman: It means nothing! It's just a name for me. P.S. The day that someone calls me by my real name and proudly I say "aye" Then only will I truly be in terms with all that's I. "Art is the imaginary solution to a problem that is unsolvable in real life."

Nora Kogka

I am a Greek woman; born, raised and still living in Greece; currently in my late twenties. I fell in love with music from early on as a young girl and through it I discovered poetry. I have been writing for the past four years. WOL has been a great outlet for me. It hosts a lovely community which embraced me and helped me get over my fear of exposure! Here I was able to experiment, discover new interests and develop other skills. One of them is reciting, which I've come to love and which I have lately been pursuing more seriously. I write prose, poetry, short stories, mother goose rhymes and just whatever my head can put together! I hope you enjoy my work. I still use my pen name "Mae Foreman" because over time I've grown accustomed and frankly fond of it as it enabled me to be bold, but at the end of the day, I am the same person I was, before I cooked up my alias! You can contact me via WOL or through the e-mail adresses I display on the section above. Thank you 🎈 Nora

All poems are copyright of the originating author. Permission must be obtained before using or performing others' poems.

Audio entries by Mae Foreman

Starchild (11/04/2019)

Secret Truth (29/03/2019)

Love Song (27/03/2019)

Resist (21/02/2019)

Keep it Close (19/02/2019)

Wrongdoer (17/02/2019)

GR (In the South) (09/02/2019)

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Devon Brock

Wed 17th Jul 2019 22:11

Mae, thanks for the kind words on my profile. And thank you for encouraging me to try my hand at a sonnet. It is precisely these exchanges that help all of us in our craft and expression. Now, how about that sestina.

D

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Tommy Carroll

Sun 14th Jul 2019 01:04

I never wear sunglasses except outdoors

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Stu Buck

Sun 14th Jul 2019 00:11

hi mae
thanks a lot!
it means the world when people drop by and say such nice things
i dont comment much on here but ido read a lot of the work and i always enjoy your pieces,especially the dark nursery rhymes

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Devon Brock

Sun 30th Jun 2019 23:22

Mae, thank you for pointing me toward Anne Sexton's work. Greatly appreciated.

D

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Jason Bayliss

Thu 27th Jun 2019 08:16

Not a problem love, if I think of anymore I'll colloquialisms I'll ping them over.πŸ˜€

J x(your friend Hason πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚)

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Jason Bayliss

Wed 26th Jun 2019 19:55

I can see I've made a rod for my own back hereπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Hason x

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Fri 14th Jun 2019 10:57

Mae, you do make me smile. You're like an old fashioned tea kettle on the high boil.

When I was a young teacher, sharing a flat with a fellow teacher, I put our kettle on for teatime - and then forgot it - utterly. I think I was playing a favourite record, loudly, and probably dancing around with complete concentration. Spaced out!

It exploded! And the cloud that filled the apartment, plastered the ceiling and the windows, our books and our furniture, was just awful!

With such intense energy that you have, don't forget to turn down, or even off, sometimes. Don't explode.

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Sat 18th May 2019 16:20

Necessity!

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Fri 17th May 2019 16:20

Mae, I was really interested in your desire/need for 'ice cream' for a whole year!

Right now, I love raisins, salted peanuts and chocolate pieces, all in one mouthful! It's the salt that binds it all together. I could just purr! I have to be 'sensible' or I'll put on weight! I gain weight FAST! (But not too sensible, in honesty.)

Thanks for responding. Your photos are lovely. Is that your original 'quote' at the end of your bio?

<Deleted User> (21818)

Wed 15th May 2019 03:11

Thank you for the lovely comment on 'A Second Heart'. Jane

jennifer Malden

Sun 5th May 2019 10:40

Glad to hear so, I like yours too! Keep up the good work.

Jennifer

jennifer Malden

Wed 1st May 2019 19:32

Hi Mae!
Thanks for the supporting comment about Hopeless!

Jennifer

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Tommy Carroll

Thu 25th Apr 2019 23:49

Blab away Mae; I'm all ears. πŸ˜ƒ

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Tommy Carroll

Thu 25th Apr 2019 14:43

haha i'm getting it - it was from France to Italy to Greece to Turkey. All seas are beautiful. Tommy

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Tommy Carroll

Thu 25th Apr 2019 13:00

I once sailed across the Adriatic from Greece to Turkey (or was it from Italy to Greece?)
at dawn - The sun inches above the Islands in the mist and a glass-like sea. It was the most transforming vision that I have...shh I do go on
ps I grind my own beans.
tc
pps or was it the Aegean?

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AM Cash

Sun 10th Mar 2019 20:21

Keep going strong

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AM Cash

Sun 10th Mar 2019 20:11

Keep going strong

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Mae Foreman

Mon 4th Mar 2019 14:31

Hey D. Your messages always a colorful note on my profile! 🎈
You flatter me!

I always wear sunglasses
Forced by an urge to hide
I do not speak for the masses
Nor am I waiting for a car
I am in fact depicted at a cafe, eyes all wide
There it is, I can see it! Coming from afar
Oh, the anticipation and surely a bit of greed!
My poison, my fix, my much coveted trophy
My reward for always being such a good little kid
My precious, delicious hot morning cup of coffee!

Thanks for stopping by🎈
Mae

d.knape

Mon 4th Mar 2019 11:16

Who is the poet in dark glasses
surely a Hollywood star
or a poet of the masses
waiting for a car
Mystery surrounds her
with a look that is afar
she may be Mae or maybe
that's just the way things are.

Kate G

Sun 3rd Mar 2019 20:14

Hi Mae, thanks for stopping to say hi on my profile. I'm enjoying your work. Warm regards, Kate

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Mae Foreman

Mon 25th Feb 2019 13:27

Thanks Jason! Reciting was never something I imagined myself doing. But I've grown a liking to it! Your encouragement really helps, it ushers me to dare more!
Thank you for all the support 🎈
Mae

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Jason Bayliss

Mon 25th Feb 2019 09:32

Hi Mae, just wanted to say how much I'm loving the readings it just adds a whole new element to your poetry. Keep it up love, sounds great.

J. x

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Mae Foreman

Sat 23rd Feb 2019 17:56

The feelings are mutual my friend 🎈
Thanks Jon!

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Jon Stainsby

Sat 23rd Feb 2019 13:52

Thank you for you kind words, Mae.

I love your work. It speaks a lot to me.

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Mae Foreman

Mon 11th Feb 2019 18:10

Thank you Jason!🎈 You're very kind! It was just a trial attempt; I wanted to see if I can do it; I never thought anyone would like it. I'd love too recite something of yours some time!
Thanks again!🎈
Mae

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Jason Bayliss

Mon 11th Feb 2019 09:12

Ok, just listened to the audio file of GR. Mae you have a beautiful voice, a slight husky sultry tone which, for me at least, had a lovely lilting quality. Got to say, I loved it. You could read any of mine anytime you liked, it was great.

d.knape

Mon 11th Feb 2019 00:21

excellent perspective on "We Never Asked".
your comments ring true for so many of us.

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Mae Foreman

Mon 4th Feb 2019 12:00

Hi John! You are too kind! Let's never stop exploring and discovering each other!
Pour l'amour des mots!
Merci mon ami🎈
Mae

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John Marks

Mon 4th Feb 2019 00:12

Thank you Mae for being kind and writing on my profile. Yes we both have suffered life threatening illnesses (myself twice, cancer and sepsis) but we are both still here. Hurrah for us!! I like your poems. You have your own style - pushing at the margins of meaning and encouraging your reader to think about the connotations of words and to read between the lines. I will come back to your poems.

La vie est une fleur dont l'amour est le miel.” – Victor Hugo

Viva les Mouvement des gilets jaunes!!
Take care and keep writing - John

Big Sal

Fri 11th Jan 2019 12:50

Appreciate you reading, commenting, and generally just being here and being you.

So, thanks. Much.🌷

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