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Poems by Carol Mays

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11/27/2018 Insanity 115 Free verse
11/27/2018 The Glowing 103 Free verse
12/13/2017 Epiphany 382 Free verse
12/13/2017 From a Child 183 Free verse
12/12/2017 Black Magic 269 Free verse
12/12/2017 Block Party 227 Free verse
12/12/2017 Hidden Worlds 839 Rhyme
12/12/2017 A Glimpse 120 Free verse
12/12/2017 The Deeper Reality 343 Free verse
12/12/2017 Organic Whole 153 Free verse
12/12/2017 Bifocals 119 Free verse
12/11/2017 Luminescence 211 Free verse
12/11/2017 Newport at Night 158 Free verse
12/11/2017 Night-Flying 292 Free verse
12/10/2017 A Toast to Enchantment 191 Rhyme
12/10/2017 To a Raven 241 Free verse
12/10/2017 A Violet for Shiva 228 Free verse
02/02/2015 Secrets in a Storm 1477 Blank verse
01/31/2015 Futility 746 Free verse
01/31/2015 To a Cedar 861 Free verse
01/31/2015 Progressive Rock 896 Free verse
01/31/2015 A Plea to the Butterflies 961 Free verse
01/31/2015 Wild Roses 932 Free verse
01/31/2015 Meditation 842 Free verse
01/31/2015 A Magical Halloween Pin 876 Free verse
01/31/2015 October Fest 1088 Blank verse
01/30/2015 Trick-or-Treating 976 Free verse
01/30/2015 Meeting a Young Lover at the Airport 1101 Blank verse
01/30/2015 Loneliness 765 Free verse
01/29/2015 A Fairyland Escape 1025 Rhyme
01/29/2015 To Mozart 781 Free verse
01/29/2015 The Children's Entrance 935 Blank verse
01/28/2015 The Wheel in September 922 Free verse
01/28/2015 Your Eyes 807 Free verse
01/28/2015 Two Hearts 758 Free verse
01/28/2015 Broken Horses 923 Free verse
01/28/2015 Reflections of Humanity During a Snowstorm 939 Free verse
01/28/2015 Faded Glory 787 Free verse
01/28/2015 The Primal Fire 893 Free verse
01/28/2015 A Presence in the Forest 1167 Blank verse
01/28/2015 A Walk in Moist Woods 1085 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. 

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!