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Poems by Carol Mays

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02/02/2015 Secrets in a Storm 1338 Blank verse
01/31/2015 Futility 657 Free verse
01/31/2015 To a Cedar 766 Free verse
01/31/2015 Progressive Rock 771 Blank verse
01/31/2015 A Plea to the Butterflies 834 Blank verse
01/31/2015 Wild Roses 801 Free verse
01/31/2015 Meditation 715 Free verse
01/31/2015 A Magical Halloween Pin 727 Free verse
01/31/2015 From Fireflies to Jack-'o-Lanterns 883 Blank verse
01/30/2015 Trick-or-Treating 791 Blank verse
01/30/2015 Meeting a Young Lover at the Airport 929 Blank verse
01/30/2015 Loneliness 628 Free verse
01/29/2015 A Fairyland Escape 846 Blank verse
01/29/2015 To Mozart 700 Free verse
01/29/2015 The Children's Entrance 728 Blank verse
01/28/2015 The Wheel in September 820 Blank verse
01/28/2015 Your Eyes 687 Free verse
01/28/2015 Two Hearts 657 Free verse
01/28/2015 Broken Horses 772 Blank verse
01/28/2015 Maya 614 Blank verse
01/28/2015 Reflections of Humanity During a Snowstorm 828 Blank verse
01/28/2015 Faded Glory 673 Blank verse
01/28/2015 The Primal Fire 774 Blank verse
01/28/2015 A Presence in the Forest 1041 Blank verse
01/28/2015 A Walk in Moist Woods 955 Blank verse

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Greetings, Everyone! 

As you can see from my commitment to lifetime membership in Poetry Soup, poetry is very important to me, as a vehicle for sharing deep, subtle, and usually beautiful images. Society as a whole is so desperately in need of this influence, and yet poets have such a hard time being noticed, in the midst of the rat race and the glut of less-than-inspirational books on the market. Poetry Soup seems to be doing a great job in supporting us in our vision and work.

I have been writing poetry for about fifty years. I started out by doing stream-of-consciousness stuff, and over the years, have developed a system for refining my poems, so that they end up in crystallized form, usually with a specific meter that seems to arise from the poem itself. I often work on a poem for several years, until I get a consistent feeling that it's as good as it's going to get. The final step is sometimes to put freshness back into the poem.

My purpose in writing is to give full expression to a feeling or idea in a particular context, with the hope that the poem will assist readers in accessing these same feelings or ideas in themselves.

I have written and co-authored a number of books, including Poems of Peace and Renewal, Mystical Poems by Three Contemporary New England Writers, and Stardust, Shadows, and Secrets. The latter is a combination of poems, essays, and a novella about a young woman who finds an unexplained light and a secret society in the woods behind her house. I have requested these books to be available in the Poetry Soup bookstore, and they are also available as paperbacks and e-books on Amazon.

Of course I love it when people read my poems, and I welcome comments. I enjoy reading poems by other writers, also, and I'm always thrilled when I find an inspiring, well-written poem--it's like going on a treasure hunt.

Happy reading and writing!