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A stranger in a strange land. A soul just passing through. An aspiring poet through Fortuity and agency of Happenstance. We'll see where my poetry leads me in the near and distant future—whether I am just a mere, accidental dilettante who enjoys reading and writing poetry or something more lasting and eternal (as a sincere "maker" of lines)? Only time will tell, we can suppose (for now).

~Ngoc Nguyen~

Ngoc Nguyen

52 years old from USA

MY TEXTS, Archive 162 Texts

''O, Villanelle Villanelle!'' a Villanelle (1st draft) - 2020-07-21
''O Sacred Muse! How You Inspire Me So,'' a Villanelle (1st draft) - 2020-07-21
''To Know God's Love,'' a Triolet (1st draft) - 2020-07-16
''O Muse Divine,'' a Triolet (1st draft) (1) - 2020-07-16
''All or Nothing Thinking'' (2nd draft) (1) - 2020-07-11
''Lines on Melancholy Transforming into Triumphant Truth,'' a Villanelle (1st draft) - 2020-07-10
''Bipolar Epiphany'' (1st draft) (1) - 2020-07-10
''Odysseus in Contemplation of His Victorious Reunion with Penelope, His Faithful Queen'' (1st draft) - 2020-07-08
On First Reading Euclid's ''The Elements,'' Young Bertrand Russell Is Forever Transformed by Mathematics (1st draft) - 2020-07-07
Of Cardinal Rules for Young Poets - 2020-07-06
''If I Were Straight as an Arrow, or Gay'' (1st draft) - 2020-07-04
''Lost In Pensive Mood Past Midnight'' (1st draft) - 2020-07-04
''If the Lord Were Female, He'd Be My Queen'' (1st draft) - 2020-07-04
''Of Erōs'' (1) - 2020-06-27
''If Poetry Be Love, Then I Be Poor'' (2nd draft) - 2020-06-26
''Like Fools for Love, I Am a Fool for God'' (1st draft) - 2020-06-19
The Beloved's Possible Response to Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Poem - 2020-06-15
Speaker, Subject, and Theme in Edna St. Vincent Millay's “Women have loved before as I love now” (1) - 2020-06-13
''For All the Outcasts, Loners, and Pariahs (in Life)'' (1st draft) - 2020-06-11
''O Muses! What Is Genius?...'' (1st draft) (1) - 2020-06-09

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"To have the soul of a poet is to feel with the mind, to think with the heart, and to be inspired by God's divine afflatus."