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Poems by Kathryn Collins

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12/21/2016 Forsythia 208 Rhyme
05/09/2016 His Rain Songs 429 Free verse
05/09/2016 I Forgot 438 Free verse
01/24/2015 Problem solving at 2:00 am in medicinal hell 1233 Free verse
09/11/2014 Brutality's Day 1122 Free verse
03/25/2014 White 1504 Free verse
03/23/2014 A World of Window Pain 1346 Rhyme
03/12/2014 Only I Decide My Fate 1291 Rhyme
02/26/2014 Thinking About Angels 1290 Free verse
02/26/2014 Warm, warmer, hot 1049 Free verse
02/26/2014 Everything Changes 1341 Free verse
02/26/2014 Birth of a Poem 1227 Free verse
02/25/2014 Empty Mothers 1059 Free verse
02/23/2014 Long Long Ago revised 1064 Free verse
02/21/2014 red-tail swoops 2054 Alliteration
02/12/2014 The Tip of My Pinky is just Fine, Thank you 1025 Rhyme
02/12/2014 February 12, again 969 Free verse
02/12/2014 Lines and Lines 1047 Free verse
02/11/2014 Dusk at the Great Swamp in early Spring 991 Free verse
02/11/2014 Bar code 1964 1130 Free verse
02/08/2014 Let No Man Put Asunder 1086 Free verse
02/06/2014 The Deception of Sugar 1153 Rhyme
02/02/2014 Thank you Daddy for Taking Jane and Me to the Circus 1437 Rhyme
02/02/2014 The Cobweb 1044 Rhyme
02/01/2014 To Thine Own Self Be True 1438 Rhyme
01/31/2014 Onward Christian Soldiers 1317 Rhyme
12/27/2013 The Byway 1244 Rhyme
12/27/2013 A Poet Who Has Touched Me 1235 I do not know?
12/11/2013 Soup or Nuts 2316 Burlesque
12/05/2013 Writing Gallery 1127 I do not know?
12/05/2013 Shoot Me 1751 Concrete
12/05/2013 Snow on the Flowers 1101 I do not know?
11/28/2013 Prideful Display 1422 I do not know?
11/27/2013 Stone Cold Statues 1168 I do not know?
11/18/2013 Grant me compassion 1130 I do not know?
11/18/2013 I gasp 1062 I do not know?
11/10/2013 Black and White Photo Sepia 1076 I do not know?
11/08/2013 Will Renewal Come 1001 Free verse
10/30/2013 Little Tree Lost 1505 Carpe Diem
10/29/2013 Old Elms in the Snow 1100 Verse
10/29/2013 Adeste Fidelis 1128 Free verse
10/23/2013 black and blue 1240 Blank verse
10/23/2013 deceased energy 1101 Free verse
10/23/2013 Dragon Breath 1391 Grook
10/21/2013 Down at The Park 1178 Rhyme
10/20/2013 Out of Ink 1115 Free verse
10/14/2013 'Tween Summer and Winter 1276 Free verse
09/29/2013 Little Girl Manicure 1333 Free verse
08/07/2013 Puce 1243 Free verse
07/28/2013 Unwritten 1281 Rhyme
07/28/2013 Had I not in my idling 1143 Free verse
06/23/2013 Last Gift 1184 Free verse
06/18/2013 Hands of Time 1201 Free verse
05/30/2013 Writing's a Drag 1337 Rhyme
05/28/2013 Lost Horizon 1121 Free verse
05/28/2013 Climbing Stairs 1247 Free verse
05/14/2013 The Typewriter 1264 Rhyme
05/12/2013 Where did the time Go 3643 I do not know?
05/10/2013 Veterans of Vietnam 1450 Free verse
05/10/2013 I Want to Stay 1033 I do not know?
04/28/2013 Transubstantiation 1165 I do not know?
04/14/2013 She Who Once Was the Helmet Maker's Beautiful Wife 1460 Free verse
03/26/2013 Bottom Feeder of My Heart 1308 Free verse
03/26/2013 Easter Parade 1146 Free verse
03/19/2013 Touch of Silk 1292 Free verse
02/22/2013 Paper Plate 1336 Free verse
01/23/2013 He Was Her Valentine 1354 Free verse
01/08/2013 Chamber Music Chopped 1585 Blank verse
01/08/2013 A Poem of the Seashore 1943 Rhyme
12/18/2012 December 14, 2012 1242 Free verse
12/12/2012 All I Can Offer Is 1226 Rhyme
12/05/2012 Love Affair 1492 Free verse
12/05/2012 Home of the Brave 1549 Free verse
11/27/2012 Suicide 1305 Verse
11/24/2012 November's job well done 1193 Rhyme
11/24/2012 Bath Time 1403 Rhyme
11/07/2012 Becoming Old 1452 Haiku
11/06/2012 Love in the Afternoon 1248 Free verse
11/05/2012 Love All Things Dead 1279 Free verse
11/05/2012 Poetry Hiding 1393 Free verse
11/05/2012 Proof in Lock of Hair and Baby Tooth 1764 Epitaph
10/19/2012 Happy Heat 1240 Free verse
10/19/2012 Only Leaves 1527 Free verse
10/11/2012 Blue Rainbow 1367 Free verse
10/11/2012 For Jeanne Marie 1243 Free verse
10/11/2012 Lazarus Walk 1259 Free verse
09/26/2012 Prettiness 1624 Free verse
09/26/2012 Flash of verse at midnight 1214 Free verse
09/26/2012 Too Hot 1389 Free verse
09/16/2012 Ocular Floaters 1194 Free verse
08/31/2012 Catch a Falling Star 1356 Free verse
08/31/2012 Neil V Collins 1185 Free verse
08/31/2012 Home is Where the Heart is, Isn't It 1281 Free verse
08/11/2012 almond petal pall 1306 Haiku
08/11/2012 Doorman 1373 Free verse
07/15/2012 Here's Your Hat What's Your Hurry 1734 Free verse
07/15/2012 The State of His Hair 1342 Rhyme
07/15/2012 Snow Snatched 1420 Rhyme
07/10/2012 Anti isolation 1338 Free verse
07/10/2012 Now Seriously, Folks 1217 Free verse
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My beloved grandmother, Kitty, encouraged my enduring love of verse. She instilled in me a special appreciation for Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and for poetry of that time period.

My writing is prone to melancholy. I can’t stay with the painful too long and so take you down with me, then at the last second feel so sorry for you that the joke will come and we’ll all laugh with only the slightest hint of guilt.

Widowed in 2005 and seeking acceptance as life takes its course, I find assurance in my fellow poets’ work; assurance that we are together in sadness, in joy, in irony, in metaphor. Born in the Bronx and now to Connecticut, I live alone for the first time ever at age sixty-seven. It’s a hefty task, standing solo. I am but a child, looking for direction, finding it hard to pretend I don’t need it.