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12/18/2022 Tending a Garden 345 Haiku
12/18/2022 A Silver Lining 300 Haiku
12/18/2022 March Sprite 430 Haiku
12/17/2022 October Twilight 402 Haiku
12/17/2022 October 30 257 Haiku
12/17/2022 November Rabbit 297 Haiku
12/17/2022 A Storm 301 Haiku
12/17/2022 Snow Tales 291 Haiku
12/17/2022 2020 236 Haiku
12/17/2022 Creation 323 Haiku
12/17/2022 After the Ice Storm 272 Haiku
12/17/2022 A Shoveler's Reward 306 Haiku
11/12/2022 November Sky 358 Haiku
10/25/2022 Luminous Visitor 160 Haiku
10/24/2022 Halloween Haikus 504 Haiku
11/30/2020 November Intrigue--Five Haikus 499 Haiku
07/24/2020 Meditation Haikus 352 Haiku
11/06/2019 A Secret World 346 Free verse
11/06/2019 The Eyes of Enchantment 266 Free verse
11/06/2019 To a Wild Witch 247 Free verse
11/06/2019 At the Library 241 Free verse
11/06/2019 Amphibians 351 Free verse
11/06/2019 Beacons 232 Free verse
11/06/2019 Fantasies 780 Free verse
11/06/2019 The Banquet 270 Free verse
11/06/2019 October 15, 1991 252 Free verse
11/27/2018 Insanity 328 Free verse
11/27/2018 The Glowing 474 Free verse
12/13/2017 Epiphany 779 Free verse
12/13/2017 From a Child 576 Free verse
12/12/2017 Black Magic 531 Free verse
12/12/2017 Block Party 830 Free verse
12/12/2017 Hidden Worlds 1699 Rhyme
12/12/2017 A Glimpse 406 Free verse
12/12/2017 The Deeper Reality 849 Free verse
12/12/2017 Organic Whole 404 Free verse
12/12/2017 Bifocals 510 Free verse
12/11/2017 Luminescence 505 Free verse
12/11/2017 Newport At Night 486 Free verse
12/11/2017 Night-Flying 607 Free verse
12/10/2017 A Toast To Enchantment 488 Rhyme
12/10/2017 To a Raven 685 Free verse
12/10/2017 A Violet For Shiva 534 Free verse
02/02/2015 Secrets In a Storm 2670 Blank verse
01/31/2015 Futility 1023 Free verse
01/31/2015 To a Cedar 1372 Free verse
01/31/2015 Progressive Rock 1260 Free verse
01/31/2015 A Plea To the Butterflies 1435 Free verse
01/31/2015 Wild Roses 1198 Free verse
01/31/2015 Meditation 1150 Free verse
01/31/2015 A Magical Halloween Pin 1102 Free verse
01/31/2015 October Fest 1451 Blank verse
01/30/2015 Trick-Or-Treating 1489 Free verse
01/30/2015 Meeting a Young Lover At the Airport 1377 Blank verse
01/30/2015 Loneliness 1060 Free verse
01/29/2015 A Fairyland Escape 1644 Rhyme
01/29/2015 To Mozart 1037 Free verse
01/29/2015 The Children's Entrance 1185 Blank verse
01/28/2015 The Wheel In September 1270 Free verse
01/28/2015 Your Eyes 1226 Free verse
01/28/2015 Two Hearts 937 Free verse
01/28/2015 Broken Horses 1347 Free verse
01/28/2015 Reflections of Humanity During a Snowstorm 1326 Free verse
01/28/2015 Faded Glory 1081 Free verse
01/28/2015 The Primal Fire 1116 Free verse
01/28/2015 A Presence In the Forest 1488 Blank verse
01/28/2015 A Walk In Moist Woods 1368 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!

Book: Reflection on the Important Things