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Rm8sal began writing seriously in 2000 and remembers that the experience was a portal opening to another side of her being

She first discovered the Late Night Poets Room by Invitation and thinks it is  a needed venue for online poets

She feels that the LNP Poets are serious about their poetry reading and writing and finds it a pleasure to read the varied styles.

The most valuable experience re: my time in LNP is reading and enjoying other poets whenever she can attend.

My name is Madeline Salvaggio, you probably know me best by Sal or Rm8sal

I am 88 years old and I live in the Northeast in a lovely seaside village with my loving husband .

I always loved writing as a young girl and  was involved with school newspapers and year books  I also wrote short stories etc. etc.

However, life has a way of changing the order of  things.

After marriage, my priority became my family- (6 boys 2 girls my only claim to fame)

I involved myself in other pursuits as time allowed  such as painting and being involved with exhibiting my art.

In Later years…..I proof read for a local newspaper, and ran  my own business for a time.

Now retired, my computer is my latest addition,

I am now able to pursue my passion for writing and painting and

have the time to do it-( did I say that?) my nest is empty

I love our family gatherings with our wonderful  Grandkids.

I have been published in Poetic Voices, and Primetime Magazine-(a local weekly), as well as in an Anthology Published by Poet Works Press  called “A Nickel full of Dreams”. I also  published a chapbook called “Poetic Visions” and I am in the process of writing another


My poetry is usually short-( I think it keeps the readers’attention)and portrays my love of nature “especially  the sea” also, I draw from life experiences.

I enjoy reading poetry — as well as being read.

Some of my poetry can be read at: (Poets of Lates Blog)

Few People know that Madeline is interested in: Oil-painting  and  anything to do with the environment, hopefully this is reflected in my writing.

Favorite Author… Robert Frost, Rudyard  Kipling

Top  interests/hobbies outside of poetry….

1) Art

2) Gardening

3) Environment

4) Family Gatherings

5) Cooking

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Favorite Sports/Teams: Boston Red Sox– New England Patriots

Favorite Poet:  Robert Frost

Favorite Poem:  All his works

A Patch of Old Snow
There’s a patch of old snow in a corner
That I should have guessed
Was a blow-away paper the rain
Had brought to rest.
It is speckled with grime as if
Small print overspread it,
The news of a day I’ve forgotten —
If I ever read it.
Robert Frost

If you could meet any poet, who would it be?   Robert Frost

What made you choose that poet?  He relates to the life experiences of the common man through poetry.

A Time to Talk
When a friend calls to me from the road
And slows his horse to a meaning walk,
I don’t stand still and look around
On all the hills I haven’t hoed,
And shout from where I am, What is it?
No, not as there is a time to talk.
I thrust my hoe in the mellow ground,
Blade-end up and five feet tall,
And plod: I go up to the stone wall
For a friendly visit.
Robert Frost

Current Projects:  Keeping alive : )

Favorite Quote: ( My Own)

“I know what I don’t know”