Welcome to my primary poetry blog, where I post my best poetry and share some thoughts about poetry and poets. To view my secondary blog, click here.
I hold it true, whate'er befall;
I feel it, when I sorrow most;
'Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson, In Memoriam


March 12, 2012

THE NATURE THAT IS MAN

I place no comfort in the sins of man
     nor in the innate lust that is his flaw.
I care not for the principles he makes
     and mock the premise of his social law.

I take no pride in knowing who I am,
     or entertaining thoughts above my head.
Instead I am content in being me -
     a mortal seeking love for its own end.

THE KIND OF GIRL FOR ME

There are girls who are pretty,
there are girls who are smart,
but the only kind of girl for me
is the girl with a heart.

A pretty face may turn my head,
a mind should not be wasted,
but I’d rather have the girl instead
who isn’t cut and pasted.

February 14, 2012

BALLAD OF A LONELY BOY

Love is in the air today
as is the smell of wine,
so I am hesitant to say
that I don't feel fine.

Boys buy their girls flowers
and the girls kiss their cheeks
but for me these lonely hours
give me agony for weeks.

Since I don't have a date to make,
no girl to "be mine,"
I will stow away my heartache
for a future Valentine.

September 16, 2011

FINAL PLAY

This is my poetic tribute to one of the biggest loves of my life: baseball.

August 23, 2011

THE MELODY

"Music is what feelings sound like."  - Author Unknown

"Alas for those that never sing,
But die with all their music in them!"  - Oliver Wendell Holmes

August 22, 2011

ON THE FERRY FROM VERMONT

Okay, so I didn't write the whole poem on the ferry. Just the first line or so.

August 21, 2011

MEMORY FOAM

This is not an ad for mattresses. This is a poem about mattresses.

August 15, 2011

RAINY REFUGEE

Into each life some rain must fall.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Let the rain kiss you.
Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops.
Let the rain sing you a lullaby.
- Langston Hughes

August 12, 2011

A DREAM

"You can't see it with your eyes, hold it in your hands
But like the wind it covers our land
Strong enough to rule the heart of any man
This thing called love"  - Johnny Cash A Thing Called Love

August 11, 2011

MY LITTLE RED CANOE

This poem was inspired by a beached bright red canoe I saw last week. The last two lines of the last stanza were the first that I composed.

August 7, 2011

A QUIET EVENING

This poem is unlike any other style I have ever used. I wanted to create a feeling of uneasiness and sadness, but at the same time paint a relatively relaxing picture.

August 6, 2011

DAYBREAK DAYDREAMS

Today, the local Victorian museum had a poetry workshop, led by a Native American. I was the only one who attended, and it was quite an experience. I have some new inspirations and ideas to work on in the near future.

However; in the meantime, and in keeping with one of my favorite poetic themes, the sea, this short poem should suffice.

August 3, 2011

ONLY THE LONELY HEARTS

Last night as I was watering the banks of my river with salty waves, I decided to once again transcribe emotion onto paper. This is the result.

August 2, 2011

WAX

This is a descriptive poem utilizing similes, personification and the first person.

August 1, 2011

SCAR

This is a poem on suffering, loneliness and rejection. It does not address the ears and eyes so much as it does the heart.

July 29, 2011

LUNAR BALLROOM

This is one of my personal favorites. It's nostalgic, it rhymes and above all else, it uses metaphors, similes and has both a literal and deeper meaning.

July 28, 2011

MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE

When I was younger, I remember wanting to write my own bottled messages and to toss them into the lake from the dock or ferry. The sea and all it possesses has forever fascinated me.

July 27, 2011

DENIM

This is one poem that I have submitted to a poetry magazine, only to be rejected three months later.

THREE KEYS

I had put this poem on the back burner for a few months and yesterday I decided it was high time I finished it. You might be familiar with metal keys, but did you know that there are three types?

July 24, 2011

I'D DIE FOR YOU

For my first entry on my new blog, I will post a poem that I wrote yesterday for a close friend of mine. It's sort of a comfort poem.