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Welcome to my work and blog. Here are a few words about me.
        I was born and raised near Berkeley, California, and was introduced to the beatniks in North Beach by a high school friend in the late '50s. That is an event that influenced the rest of my life.
        I studied mathematics, philosophy, and German at university. By a quirk of fate, I became a computer scientist and website designer for most of my professional life. Since retirement, I have written poetry, essays, and translated German -> English and Spanish -> English. I write only free verse, haiku, and (some) prose poetry.

My favorite poets (in no particular order) :

Allen Ginsberg
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Gertrude Stein
E. E. Cummings
William Carlos Williams
T. S. Eliot
Jack Kerouac
Alejandra Pizarnik
Charles Bukowski

Thank you for stopping by to read my work and blog.

PoetrySoup :: Typography III

Blog Posted:11/15/2020 11:36:00 AM

Ciao amici!

In the past few weeks, I have been busy working on my website. Following the PoetrySoup crash a few months ago, I found that my changes to the display of my work here on PoetrySoup were no longer working, so I rewrote the changes and thought they might be of interest to some of you.

I discussed the method in detail in a previous post, so I will not repeat that here. As you can see, I have set up a method for displaying serif fonts on blog posts and my poetry, and other areas.

The code given below is set up for the poetry area. The upper section sets your poetry in a serif font (Palatino or Georgia in most cases) and the lower section sets your poetry right justified.

To use the code,

  1. first copy the code in the shaded box below,
  2. then go to the "submit poem" view of PoetrySoup,
  3. scroll down to the "About Poem" box,
  4. click on the "Source" button and
  5. paste the code.


<style type="text/css">
.poempre {
  font:1.25rem Palatino,"Palatino Linotype",Georgia, serif;
  line-height: 1.5rem;
  padding: 20px;

.poempre center {
  /* use <center> to right-justify the content
     cannot use on single lines on PoetrySoup */
  text-align: right;

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Date: 11/16/2020 8:40:00 AM
Beto, very interesting, thanks for sharing _Constance
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Date: 11/15/2020 3:19:00 PM
Much appreciated, Beto.
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My Past Blog Posts

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Date Posted: 11/15/2020 11:36:00 AM
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Date Posted: 12/6/2019 6:11:00 PM
On Poetry :: How I Translate
Date Posted: 11/22/2019 5:08:00 PM
On Poetry :: Translation
Date Posted: 11/20/2019 3:39:00 PM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
11/20/2020 4am Thoughts Imagismpoets,
10/16/2020 fear Haikuanxiety,social,
10/11/2020 The King Haikuimagery,nature,
9/15/2020 el Dia de la Independencia Free versefreedom,life,political,
9/9/2020 Morning Haikuday,good morning,life,
9/8/2020 A Soldier's Questions Free verselife,peace,philosophy,war
9/6/2020 Where I Am Haikulife,metaphor,philosophy,
9/3/2020 Simplicity Haikulife,metaphor,peace,
7/16/2020 Summer Rain Haikumetaphor,rain,summer,
3/10/2020 For JFK Free verselife,peace,society,
3/5/2020 Panic Free verseallegory,fear,social,
2/28/2020 Domingo Free verseage,life,
1/30/2020 All Art is a Painting Free verseart,poetry,
1/28/2020 Something New Free versepoets,sad,
1/15/2020 Howard Street - 1948 Free verselife,social,
1/10/2020 Darkness Revisited - revision Coupletdark,hope,life,
1/5/2020 An Educated Man Free verseeducation,life,philosophy
1/3/2020 Darkness Revisited Free versedark,hope,life,
12/31/2019 b Free versei am,philosophy,
12/27/2019 Now Free verseintrospection,philosophy,
12/24/2019 A Question Free versedark,fear,hope,
12/20/2019 cogito ergo sum Free verseintrospection,philosophy,
12/17/2019 HAIKU :: 9 :: CHANGE Haikuallegory,change,
12/13/2019 Three O'clock in the Morning Free verseallegory,life,marriage,
12/8/2019 bow hows Shapelanguage,poetry,
12/7/2019 Unravelling Free verselanguage,philosophy,poetr
12/5/2019 Gazing Free verseallegory,life,
12/4/2019 Put your heart 'round me Free verseconflict,hope,peace,roman
12/2/2019 Fighting for Peace Free versepeace,war,
11/23/2019 Wuji :: Quietude Free versesymbolism,universe,
11/21/2019 The Box Free verseallegory,dark,death,depre
11/20/2019 The Infernal Serpent Free verseconflict,peace,
11/20/2019 HAIKU :: 8 :: SPARROWS Haikuimagery,nature,water,
11/19/2019 For Jack Free verseencouraging,freedom,hope,
11/19/2019 HAIKU :: 7 :: SUNRISE Haikuhope,imagery,peace,sun,
11/18/2019 Living into Peace Free verseanxiety,peace,philosophy,
11/18/2019 HAIKU :: 6 :: A TRILOGY Haikuencouraging,life,relation
11/17/2019 Night Silence Free verseallegory,dark,loneliness,
11/17/2019 HAIKU :: 5 :: COLORS Haikucolor,flower,hope,imagery
11/16/2019 HAIKU :: 4 :: SCARLET BIRD Haikuautumn,bird,imagery,life,
11/15/2019 HAIKU :: 3 :: LIFE Haikucolor,imagery,life,solitu
11/14/2019 HAIKU :: 2 :: AUTUMN Haikuimagery,nature,november,p
11/13/2019 HAIKU :: 1 :: GRIEF Haikudark,depression,grief,
11/9/2019 scream of silence Free verseallegory,dark,fear,night,
11/8/2019 the cave Free verseallegory,dark,hope,romanc
10/29/2019 Rain in Mexico Free verseallegory,color,hope,image
10/25/2019 Truth Free versedark,night,truth,
10/23/2019 The Blind Man Free versedark,political,satire,soc
10/15/2019 What to do Free versedark,peace,war,
10/11/2019 howl of despair Free versedark,depression,howl,loss

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