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11/30/2020 November Intrigue--Five Haikus 305 Haiku
07/24/2020 Meditation Haikus 182 Haiku
11/06/2019 A Secret World 204 Free verse
11/06/2019 The Eyes of Enchantment 155 Free verse
11/06/2019 To a Wild Witch 136 Free verse
11/06/2019 At the Library 137 Free verse
11/06/2019 Amphibians 213 Free verse
11/06/2019 Beacons 112 Free verse
11/06/2019 Fantasies 389 Free verse
11/06/2019 The Banquet 142 Free verse
11/06/2019 October 15, 1991 136 Free verse
11/27/2018 Insanity 245 Free verse
11/27/2018 The Glowing 352 Free verse
12/13/2017 Epiphany 552 Free verse
12/13/2017 From a Child 374 Free verse
12/12/2017 Black Magic 387 Free verse
12/12/2017 Block Party 432 Free verse
12/12/2017 Hidden Worlds 1303 Rhyme
12/12/2017 A Glimpse 243 Free verse
12/12/2017 The Deeper Reality 574 Free verse
12/12/2017 Organic Whole 279 Free verse
12/12/2017 Bifocals 266 Free verse
12/11/2017 Luminescence 338 Free verse
12/11/2017 Newport at Night 349 Free verse
12/11/2017 Night-Flying 479 Free verse
12/10/2017 A Toast to Enchantment 334 Rhyme
12/10/2017 To a Raven 502 Free verse
12/10/2017 A Violet for Shiva 419 Free verse
02/02/2015 Secrets in a Storm 1959 Blank verse
01/31/2015 Futility 901 Free verse
01/31/2015 To a Cedar 1097 Free verse
01/31/2015 Progressive Rock 1078 Free verse
01/31/2015 A Plea to the Butterflies 1301 Free verse
01/31/2015 Wild Roses 1089 Free verse
01/31/2015 Meditation 1006 Free verse
01/31/2015 A Magical Halloween Pin 996 Free verse
01/31/2015 October Fest 1296 Blank verse
01/30/2015 Trick-or-Treating 1255 Free verse
01/30/2015 Meeting a Young Lover at the Airport 1279 Blank verse
01/30/2015 Loneliness 963 Free verse
01/29/2015 A Fairyland Escape 1423 Rhyme
01/29/2015 To Mozart 913 Free verse
01/29/2015 The Children's Entrance 1049 Blank verse
01/28/2015 The Wheel in September 1113 Free verse
01/28/2015 Your Eyes 1043 Free verse
01/28/2015 Two Hearts 851 Free verse
01/28/2015 Broken Horses 1123 Free verse
01/28/2015 Reflections of Humanity During a Snowstorm 1219 Free verse
01/28/2015 Faded Glory 941 Free verse
01/28/2015 The Primal Fire 1005 Free verse
01/28/2015 A Presence in the Forest 1327 Blank verse
01/28/2015 A Walk in Moist Woods 1241 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, A Collection of Uplifting PoemsMystical Poems by Three Contemporary New England Writers, and Halloween Enchantment; Haunting Poems and Stories. Most of these books include work by classical poets, i.e., Wordsworth, Longfellow, Dickinson, Poe. 

In 2020, Suzanne Delaney (another Souper) and I published a book together, titled Poems of Nature, Enchantment, and Mystery. As the title suggests, this is an enchanting, uplifting book, and it is available on Amazon both in paperback and as an ebook.

I have also created a DVD (Poems of Enchantment), which consists of beautiful multimedia presentations of 19 poems, some classical, some written by me. These multimedia presentations have also been uploaded to YouTube, and you can find links to some of them on my Poetry Soup poetry page. Check out the magical Wynken, Blynken, and Nod production on my YouTube channel, Idyllic Productions.

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!