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. 

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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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