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02/07/2017 For A Special Ed Teacher 106 Sonnet
12/16/2016 Three, Two, One, Jump 248 Narrative
12/11/2016 Judea 95 Rhyme
11/25/2015 Villanelle For Tomorrow: An ELJ Poem 336 Villanelle
11/17/2015 Falcon and Squirrel 281 Tanka
06/24/2015 Wolf Pine 562 Rhyme
06/24/2015 Zombies 484 Couplet
06/01/2015 Rest Home Window 486 Tanka
05/30/2015 TO NEVER FADE 497 Blank verse
05/29/2015 Painting with Words 1116 Couplet
05/06/2015 Early Morning Deli 630 Narrative
04/02/2015 Early Season Moth 560 Tanka
03/31/2015 An Empty Box 687 Free verse
03/27/2015 The Dead Word Pile 633 Rhyme
02/10/2015 Snag 651 Free verse
02/09/2015 Sun Speckled Pond 661 Rhyme
02/08/2015 Winter's Storm 746 Light Poetry
02/06/2015 Seven Birds in Spring 715 Haiku
02/06/2015 Flying 3171 Sestina
02/06/2015 Widow's Walk 680 Sonnet
02/04/2015 Entropy 654 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.