Hey, friends! This week’s poem is a bit of an homage to EAP, of course the incomparable, Edgar Allan Poe. His gothic horror style of
I do not write much Sci-Fi themed poetry although I am a huge fan of the genre. If you were to examine my collection of
This week’s poem addresses difficult subject matter: child abuse. As a father of two amazing young women, I cannot fathom the depravity or cruelty it
Hey, friends! This week’s poem came to me while looking for some free wallpaper art online. Sometimes there is a magical event that connects a
Hey, friends! Staying true to last week’s poetry theme of “layers,” I present you with another new poem that might be interpreted in different layers.
Happy(er) New Year, my friends! To quote Shrek in the 2001 movie, Shrek, “Ogres are like onions… Onions have layers. Ogres have layers….” Poems are
Hello, friends! Cannot tell you how many versions of a Christmas poem I tried to pen this year. All to no avail. With the sudden
Ahhh l’amour. This new poem attempts to create that sense of being “swept away” in the throes of love. Or better yet, use the power
Sometimes poetry is a wonderful vehicle to juxtapose ideas, in this case, Creation and Destruction. The notion of existence. You may recognize the overtures toward
This week’s poem, for me, highlights the dangers of absolute thinking. The poem alludes to many characters from Irish mythology, folklore, and history – the
As I daydream by my window, snug & warm, and watch the world transition to winter, an homage to autumn felt so good to me.
I do not write much war poetry. But this poem came to me as I was thinking through the power of juxtaposition and irony. And
The enduring power of love. What a truly poetic notion. In this poem, I am exploring a tragic “end” to forbidden love. Shipwrecked and doomed,
Enjoy this new poem. Something fiendishly fun for your Halloween 2021. If the spirits move you, please feel free to leave your thoughts in the
One thing I love about writing poetry is attempting to get inside the head of a character – explore their thoughts and feelings from a
For those of you who regularly read my poetry, you know I often interject allusions to mythology, Celtic legends, the bible, literature, etc. I fundamentally
On one of our trips to Ireland, my wife and I visited the burial site of my favorite poet, WB Yeats. The cryptic and provocative
Sometimes a poem is an expression of pure, unadulterated emotion. That’s it. Simple in its intention. No great masterwork of literature. Just a good read
As so many of you tell me, much to my unending delight, you genuinely enjoy my references to mythology, religion, and literature in my poetry.
Since ancient times, repetition has been a bedrock of poetry. Both in written and oral traditions, poetic repetition helps shape rhythm. That rhythm is what