Mary Oliver’s poem Wild Geese

When I was making up my Facebook page for poetry madness last year, I somehow came across Mary Oliver. I immediately liked her poems.

In case you didn’t know, she’s an American poet. You may likely know more about her than I do. But, I really like this poem she wrote called ‘Wild Geese’. I hope you like it and investigate her work further… Continue reading Mary Oliver’s poem Wild Geese

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Poet laureate

We love their work. The poet laureate. Their readings become part of who we are. Yes, they are not here anymore. But, it wasn’t so long ago that they were alive and kicking, writing their thing. To name just a few of the worthy, honor goes to Continue reading Poet laureate

Henry David Thoreau influenced me

Henry David Thoreau influenced me. How? It happened when I was a young teen. Thinking back nearly fifty years, I think I identified strongly with his essay ‘Civil Disobedience’ (as I was skeptical about nearly everything, especially the Continue reading Henry David Thoreau influenced me

Edgar Allan Poe the man behind the Poet

Edgar Allan Poe (the man behind the poet) got me excited about writing poems of my own as a young teen. The poem ‘Annabel Lee’ affected me greatly, being that I was a Continue reading Edgar Allan Poe the man behind the Poet

At odds with Socrates

At odds with Socrates

not just some mediocre

lame a _ _ tease!

doesn’t necessarily

appease

and bring you to your knees

I’m too busy now

making friends with

my invisible pal

Poe

you don’t know

what gone means

till it Continue reading At odds with Socrates

Henry Charles Bukowski

I don’t know if we would have been friends or not, but there’s that undefinable quality I like about Henry Charles Bukowski. I respect the blatant in your face honesty, yet I don’t care much for some of the Continue reading Henry Charles Bukowski