Poems by Richard Jordan

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04/27/2017 Campfire 508 Narrative
02/07/2017 For A Special Ed Teacher 243 Sonnet
12/16/2016 Three, Two, One, Jump 375 Narrative
12/11/2016 Judea 161 Rhyme
11/25/2015 Villanelle For Tomorrow: An ELJ Poem 398 Villanelle
11/17/2015 Falcon and Squirrel 436 Tanka
06/24/2015 Wolf Pine 618 Rhyme
06/24/2015 Zombies 574 Couplet
06/01/2015 Rest Home Window 553 Tanka
05/30/2015 TO NEVER FADE 586 Blank verse
05/29/2015 Painting with Words 1341 Couplet
05/06/2015 Early Morning Deli 686 Narrative
04/02/2015 Early Season Moth 621 Tanka
03/31/2015 An Empty Box 782 Free verse
03/27/2015 The Dead Word Pile 708 Rhyme
02/10/2015 Snag 710 Free verse
02/09/2015 Sun Speckled Pond 726 Rhyme
02/08/2015 Winter's Storm 830 Light Poetry
02/06/2015 Seven Birds in Spring 823 Haiku
02/06/2015 Flying 3340 Sestina
02/06/2015 Widow's Walk 760 Sonnet
02/04/2015 Entropy 765 Rhyme

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I live in rural New Hampshire with my wife  (Tracie) and two Mini Dachshunds. The kids are grown and on their own. Tracie is an intensive needs special education teacher (K to 2) and I am a retired insurance executive and attorney, and now a house husband. I love to cook, but don't much care for lawn work- so it gives me an excuse to try writing poetry!

In college I majored in English with an emphasis on poetry (no composition). Most of my courses were on the Romantic poets but I had the wonderful opportunity to study modern poetry under Richard Eberhart. We'd meet at his home on Monday evenings, his wife would serve cider and cake donuts, and he would share his memories of Yeats, Auden, Frost, Gibran and many others. He loved the poetry of GM Hopkins, and would read with vigor the last six lines from "Gods Grandeur". I loved those days and always wanted to try writing poem, but never did. 

 Well, it's now been almost 50 years, so it's time to start! If I could write one poem of note, it would be like Frost's Birches. But if I could write two, the second would be like Tennyson's Ulysses.