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Date PostedPoemTitle# ViewsForm  
06/04/2022 Shadows 413 Free verse
09/04/2021 Sea Glass 281 Free verse
08/07/2021 Heath 187 Free verse
04/27/2017 Campfire 927 Narrative
02/07/2017 For a Special Ed Teacher 976 Sonnet
12/16/2016 Three, Two, One, Jump 914 Narrative
11/17/2015 Falcon and Squirrel 723 Tanka
06/24/2015 Wolf Pine 1498 Rhyme
06/24/2015 Zombies 838 Couplet
06/01/2015 Rest Home Window 846 Tanka
05/30/2015 To Never Fade 878 Blank verse
05/29/2015 Painting With Words 2988 Couplet
05/06/2015 Early Morning Deli 990 Narrative
04/02/2015 Early Season Moth 894 Tanka
03/31/2015 An Empty Box 1148 Free verse
03/27/2015 The Dead Word Pile 1021 Rhyme
02/10/2015 Snag 1007 Free verse
02/09/2015 Sun Speckled Pond 1088 Rhyme
02/08/2015 Winter's Storm 1330 Light Verse
02/06/2015 Seven Birds In Spring 1199 Haiku
02/06/2015 Flying 3910 Sestina
02/06/2015 Widow's Walk 1178 Sonnet
02/04/2015 Entropy 1389 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.