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<<Foreword>>


The New Rome


By the end of the first quarter of 2013, the Poetry Community on Facebook has enlisted the talents and poetic drive of some 1,800 members – 1,800 imaginations from the whole world over, meeting together under the shade of a forum we established in the age of this new citta eterna.


The World Wide Web is a city built not only by a will to organize knowl- edge, but also by a yearning for freedom, for union and for finding what commonalities we possess. While in the outskirts of the www sits the mausoleum of the past, in its center stands our sanctum of expression, the womb of the future, where in the midst of utterable and unutterable languages flows the lifeblood of a corpus in which heart rest the germs predating the pos- sibilities of the next thousand years.


Indeed my friend, today we have met in the New Rome, and with an


art as ancient as showing life in the gesture of words, it is a privilege to usher you towards the craft of our fel- lows whose selected verses posted on our online poetry community for the past quarter of the year ech- oes an untamed resolve to explore what it means to live and to love.


It is a very enriching experience to sift through several poems posted on the page everyday, and despite the mixture of styles and tem- peraments, one easily senses a general proclamation that poetry will never die, that literature in this new age is just pumping out even more life, even more inspiration and even more hope for the con- tinuation of the poet-philosopher’s ancient quest – that of understand- ing the definition of his existence. Not only does the web provide us tools to write at ease, it also makes our words more accessible than before. This brings us to the


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