Friday, December 14, 2012


  After learning about the mass killings in Newtown, CT, we are keeping vigil tonight. I think we all are. One for Each This poem......

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


  My serious study of poetry began with the ghazal in 2001. For about two years I used this art form to practice and hone my craft—To estab......
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Tuesday, December 4, 2012


  This is a complete rewrite of a ghazal written in November of 2002. For some reason, I titled that original ghazal "*poof*". Ye......
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012


  Our Lady of the Snows is one of the oldest representations, or titles, for the Virgin Mary. There is a rather stunning stained-glass port......
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  At Saint Thomas Aquinas Cathedral here in Reno, there is a morning novena held most days of the week at 7am. Once in awhile my wife will ......
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  I find mass and communion to be a very interesting thing. Not being religious myself, I find myself observing and analyzing with great cu......
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Sunday, November 11, 2012


  Not being religious, I just observe during communion when I join my wife at church. Winter has finally arrived here in Reno. I noticed du......
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  I found myself today appreciating the large, apparently copper, mountain facade that rises up behind the alter at my wife's church. A......
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  St. Rose of Lima is one of the churches my wife attends. The stained glass windows are very unusual for a cathedral in that the effigies ......
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Friday, November 2, 2012


  This is a rewrite of a haiku I just stumbled upon from November of 2001. pierce This poem has been published in my book an inkl......
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Friday, October 19, 2012


  I've known Kayla for nearly ten years, since she was maybe 13. Now in about a week she's getting married already. We met at a sit......

Thursday, August 23, 2012


  The idea for this poem came to me about two weeks ago, at which point I thought to myself, "If I'm patient and careful, this idea......

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


  Gitche Manitou is an Algonquian (Amerindian language group encompassing many tribes) phrase meaning all of "great spirit", &qu......

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


  Joy, my wife, had asked me a long time ago if I would write a poem for Rose, one of her closest friends from the Philippines, but at the ......

Monday, June 25, 2012


  About a month ago, my wife asked me if I would write a poem for her friend, Jerome, titled "Rose of Reno". She has a very close ......
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Tuesday, June 5, 2012


  On January 25, Antonio, a close friend of my wife, posted a very touching status update in memory of his mother—It was her birthday. I ask......

Tuesday, May 29, 2012


  Sometimes, when love is lost, it never comes again. Or perhaps more accurately, it never fades enough for another to take its place. So, ......
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Thursday, May 24, 2012


  My second Shakespearean sonnet. I often think about the effects of overpopulation, which is of course disastrous. Somehow it seemed a suit......
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Friday, May 11, 2012


  This began as a pregnant note, jotted down in one of my composition books as I sat in a fast food joint reflecting on the pangs of a frien......

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


  I suddenly realized there was an entry in my large journal that hadn't yet been transcribed to ASCII. When I read it over, I realized ......
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Thursday, April 26, 2012


  Every year I try to write something on my birthday, even if I haven't gotten around to writing anything new for awhile. I've just......

Sunday, April 15, 2012


  My study of the trisect began at the end of 2005 and is still on-going as time and resources permit. This study overlapped my study of the......
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Thursday, April 12, 2012


  Background   The trisect is a three-part poetic form that is inspired by its visual counterpart, the tryptych. I wanted to use the concept......
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Monday, April 9, 2012


  After completing my study of the ghazal in the middle of 2003, I embarked upon a study of the terzanelle and villanelle art forms, whic......
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Saturday, April 7, 2012


  The hybridanelle (hi ‘brid an ,nell) is a 38 line poetic form that is a combination of the Italian villanelle and Lewis Turco’s terzanel......
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Wednesday, April 4, 2012


  After completing my study of the ghazal in the middle of 2003, I embarked upon a study of the terzanelle and villanelle art forms, which......
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Sunday, March 4, 2012


  After completing my study of the ghazal in the middle of 2003, I embarked upon a study of the villanelle and terzanelle art forms, which......
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Wednesday, February 22, 2012


  I've been asked on occasion about my writing in relation to suicide. So I've decided to put this list together of poems I've ......
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