Poems by Carol Mays

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12/13/2017 Epiphany 234 Free verse
12/13/2017 From a Child 64 Free verse
12/12/2017 Black Magic 103 Free verse
12/12/2017 Block Party 98 Free verse
12/12/2017 Hidden Worlds 238 Rhyme
12/12/2017 A Glimpse 49 Free verse
12/12/2017 The Deeper Reality 130 Free verse
12/12/2017 Organic Whole 63 Free verse
12/12/2017 Bifocals 43 Free verse
12/11/2017 Luminescence 87 Free verse
12/11/2017 Newport at Night 63 Free verse
12/11/2017 Night-Flying 135 Free verse
12/10/2017 A Toast to Enchantment 79 Rhyme
12/10/2017 To a Raven 90 Free verse
12/10/2017 A Violet for Shiva 70 Free verse
02/02/2015 Secrets in a Storm 1403 Blank verse
01/31/2015 Futility 696 Free verse
01/31/2015 To a Cedar 804 Free verse
01/31/2015 Progressive Rock 806 Blank verse
01/31/2015 A Plea to the Butterflies 892 Blank verse
01/31/2015 Wild Roses 865 Free verse
01/31/2015 Meditation 755 Free verse
01/31/2015 A Magical Halloween Pin 790 Free verse
01/31/2015 October Fest 956 Blank verse
01/30/2015 Trick-or-Treating 864 Blank verse
01/30/2015 Meeting a Young Lover at the Airport 1012 Blank verse
01/30/2015 Loneliness 676 Free verse
01/29/2015 A Fairyland Escape 925 Blank verse
01/29/2015 To Mozart 738 Free verse
01/29/2015 The Children's Entrance 878 Blank verse
01/28/2015 The Wheel in September 862 Blank verse
01/28/2015 Your Eyes 712 Free verse
01/28/2015 Two Hearts 701 Free verse
01/28/2015 Broken Horses 816 Blank verse
01/28/2015 Reflections of Humanity During a Snowstorm 855 Blank verse
01/28/2015 Faded Glory 734 Blank verse
01/28/2015 The Primal Fire 805 Blank verse
01/28/2015 A Presence in the Forest 1083 Blank verse
01/28/2015 A Walk in Moist Woods 1011 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!