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Luiz Canha Machado

Luiz Canha Machado was born in Porto, Portugal, in 1971. He started writing poetry at the age of sixteen, drawing inspiration from his own life, the XIX Century Romanticism and the counterculture movements of the XX Century.

19 Responses

  1. Dave Kavanagh says:

    Damn, Luiz this really had me holding my whist from beginning to wonderful end, it is darn close to perfect. So many good lines but I really felt this ‘I see young love turned old, Wasted in redundant quarrels,’ it reminded me of T.S Elliot’s ‘Rhapsody on a windy night’ with its nonstop intensity. Terrific poem my friend.

  2. Rpoett says:

    Wow! Good Poem! Caught me hook, line and sinker.

  3. I have added this to ‘Editors Picks’ Wonderful writing.

  4. Mario Vitale says:

    What a transition, great creation indeed

  5. bookgardener says:

    Very well done.

  6. Naomi Tate Maghen says:

    Luiz, this is a beautiful piece! The sad tone is almost that of an outsider looking in, as if the narrator doesn’t want to identify with all the waste and pain that he witnesses in society. Very compelling and well observed poem.

  7. Elizabeth Balise says:

    Good to see you here, Luiz. Reading this, it sure sounds like we come from the same place. Observant and compassionate write, my friend.

  8. Mario Vitale says:

    Excellent making all the right moves.

  9. Sally Bayan says:

    Luiz, I went high and low while reading this poem….I felt heavy with the truths you revealed, yet, I could not let go, I had to reach the end of your revelations….I learned volumes, from your words.
    Sally Bayan

  10. Victoria Donnelly says:

    Wonderfully observed. Palpable work Luiz so well written. I love “buttery lights” and this..
    “I see insomniacs

    dreaming of

    peaceful sleep,

    longing for trains

    with unknown destinations.”

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