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Cybele Zufolo's Writings

Essay
Nov.04.2011
WGA
   I Remember the New York City Ballet – by Cybele Zufolo   Published through the Writers Guild of America     Like Marcel Proust’s Remembrance of Things Past, my remembrance of The New York City Ballet is one of sublime depth and scintillating radiance. The grand and glorious blaze of the ballet will always be a revelation to me; it will...
Poem
Nov.04.2011
  We went to Long Island Ocean sound is cool and our mothers love is enveloping us Fisherman’s Warf and we’re young Fisherman’s Warf and you’re still young and beautiful Order anything you like. A Shirley temple and a fruit salad. A burger, fries and a coke. I’m playing with the spoons, forks and knives. I’m drawing with crayons on the paper tablecloth and...
Poem
Nov.04.2011
  Incongruency   Envelopes and old letters spiral a double helix Your face floats past my window Unhinging of time and meaning Sheets of metal to sleep on And so sleep will bring you back This is a deafening procedure Severing jagged landscape of day into night A brick wall to project my life scenes in spray paint   Urban grey buildings hide their...
Poem
Nov.04.2011
  This not a poem.   He is exploring uncharted caves, corral reefs, oceans and skies as my eyes roll up towards heaven. He’s excavating like an archeologist looking for buried womanhood.   I’m Juanita the hunter. Corporal innocence. I’m now the explorer, navigating this immense and extravagant Titanic of long branches and swimming orifices like...
Poem
Nov.04.2011
  Want you Want you me Here comes the western bird Ohhhh don’t go Ferocious lover and brilliant mind Your face is very far away, mysterious, cerebral as you sublimely take shelter inside me There is transcendence as you shock me My soul’s union with nature is complete. You are a renaissance cowboy tossing and turning me Tosseling my hair, excavating my...
Essay
Nov.04.2011
  For Beauty and Make-Up in the Modernist era of Flaubert and Baudelaire please turn to page  What really is the notion of beauty? Is it a sunset, a face a bird or a sentiment? Beauty is defined as “the quality present in a thing or person that gives intense pleasure or deep satisfaction to the mind, arising from sensory manifestations (as shape, color...
Essay
Nov.04.2011
Inquirer Faculty Journal - Borough of Manhattan Community College, Cuny
The Bard at BMCC by Cybele Zufolo   Published in the CUNY Faculty Journal The Inquirer December 2009 Volume 16 Adjunct Instructor of Writing and English, Cybele Zufolo Borough of Manhattan Community College When I first walked in to teach Introduction to Shakespeare at the Borough of Manhattan Community College I was greeted by a packed room of eager and...