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Date PostedPoemTitle# ViewsForm  
04/27/2017 Campfire 755 Narrative
02/07/2017 For A Special Ed Teacher 778 Sonnet
12/16/2016 Three, Two, One, Jump 724 Narrative
12/11/2016 Judea 280 Rhyme
11/25/2015 Villanelle For Tomorrow: An ELJ Poem 547 Villanelle
11/17/2015 Falcon and Squirrel 592 Tanka
06/24/2015 Wolf Pine 1107 Rhyme
06/24/2015 Zombies 721 Couplet
06/01/2015 Rest Home Window 713 Tanka
05/30/2015 TO NEVER FADE 744 Blank verse
05/29/2015 Painting with Words 1905 Couplet
05/06/2015 Early Morning Deli 830 Narrative
04/02/2015 Early Season Moth 760 Tanka
03/31/2015 An Empty Box 956 Free verse
03/27/2015 The Dead Word Pile 860 Rhyme
02/10/2015 Snag 864 Free verse
02/09/2015 Sun Speckled Pond 903 Rhyme
02/08/2015 Winter's Storm 1105 Light Verse
02/06/2015 Seven Birds in Spring 1001 Haiku
02/06/2015 Flying 3620 Sestina
02/06/2015 Widow's Walk 946 Sonnet
02/04/2015 Entropy 1009 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.