The Mentor

If I thought the world would die
Because you could not receive my love
Mirror the mirror
I was misunderstood
Fled from the city to rural Savannah
Weep tears of a good woman’s blues
Who felt stung
Woe of the delicate needle
Needle to the veins of false affections
Fell to earth like a Falling Star
You had the Adams curse
To spurn my Valhalla
I was love’s comfort
The dawn’s surprise
Accepted you to live in the afternoon happiness
I was the charm of your winter
I cry not for spilt saccachrine
Sitting by the Weeping Willows
I am consolable, comfortable
I see butterflies cascade over the blue waters
Reflects my love that flew back into its sanctum


Poet Arianna Ramos is a current college student working towards her Bachelors in Entrepreneurial Business and Professional Writing.

Artist Ira Joel Haber was born and lives in Brooklyn. He is a sculptor, painter, writer, book dealer, photographer and teacher. His work has been seen in numerous group shows both in the USA and Europe and he has had 9 one man shows including several retrospectives of his sculpture. His work is in the collections of The Whitney Museum Of American Art, New York University, The Guggenheim Museum, The Hirshhorn Museum,The Albright-Knox Art Gallery & The Allen Memorial Art Museum. Since 2006 His paintings, drawings, photographs and collages have been published in over 230 on line and print magazines. He has received three National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, two Creative Artists Public Service Grant (CAPS), two Pollock-Krasner grants, two Adolph Gottlieb Foundation grants and, in 2010, he received a grant from Artists’ Fellowship Inc. in 2017 & 2018 he received the Brooklyn Arts Council SU-CASA artist-in-residence grant.