Unless a verse is one whose very being has been transfixed by the truth of impermanence and change in the world, so that he is never forgetful of it in any circumstance, it cannot truly hold deep feeling. [Shinkei (1406-75)]
I love to read and write poetry.
My poetry is purposefully allusive, paying homage to poets with whom I continue to converse and seeking resonances wherever I might find them.
You have two options to view the poems.
1. Click on launch a slide show double click on any frame then use the mouse wheel to move from poem to poem.
2. Click on the individual title to bring up an image of the poem.
1. Pensee Perdu 2. Sailing on the St Johns 3. Human Intervention
4. Rhapsodie de la cri cri 5. Upon Seeing Microcosmos 6. The Greyhound Bus Station
7. May I Sweep Under Your Feet 8. Physiognomy is Destiny 9. Lessons
10. The Sins of the Fathers 11. Fireflies 12. Horoger
13. Four Sheets to the Wind 14. Aesthetic Distances 15. Crossing the Matanzas
16. My Day at the Beaches 17. At Prime 18. Today I found...
19. Among the Wandering Islands 20. Four O'Clocks 21. Apologies to Robert Frost
22. The Importance of Maxime 23. The Bard of Hull Street 24. He Was the Snopsian Man
25. Ode to Autumn 26. The Perfectionist 27. Grecian Urn Revisited
28. Memento Mori 29. The Time of the Lotus-Eaters 30. Voce, Catulle
31. Form or Function: Orion 32. Admonition 33. War Does Funny Things to Men
34. Dido Deja 35. Dido to Aeneus 36. Upon First Looking into the Secret Garden
37. Praestantia Linguarum Classicum 38. The Last Word 39. Fury
40. Meditation Upon a Sycamore Leaf 41. Les Choses sans le Remedie 42. A Caution
43. Coincidence 44. Ad Vitam 45. My Thanks to Veryln Klinkenborg
46. The Language of Life 47. Isoroku 48. Just Desserts
49. The Spring of My Disbelief 50. Sans Chagrin 51. The Past
52. T'bbe T'bbela 53. Not As If To Danae 54. Why Make Poems
55. The Immediate Once
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