Sunday, December 18, 2016


  One who aspires toward greatness will eventually find himself alone, peering down on the valleys from which he began. Very few will ever ......

Thursday, October 6, 2016


  The imagery here is drawn from an undated journal entry, which is itself likely drawn from a dream. In recently reading it over, I though......

Wednesday, September 7, 2016


  Stars and consciousness have so many parallels to my mind. Both form from an accretion of nearby matter. In the case of consciousness, it......

Friday, August 12, 2016


  My goal was to have this written for my son’s second birthday. But, although I began working on this poem with six weeks to spare, it is ......

Monday, April 25, 2016


  In a strange sort of way, it's like coming full circle—but back to what ? I don't know. 35 Julys ago, my father committed suicide......

Wednesday, April 20, 2016


  I have known Heinz since the early 2000s. We met on a poetry site and discovered we had some common interests. Though we have known one a......

Thursday, March 31, 2016


  I started a Spenserian sonnet over a month ago—or is it two? But I can't figure out how I want to proceed for the moment, so I'm ......
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Tuesday, February 16, 2016


  This is inspired by the barbaric tradition that exists in some cultures of marrying off young girls into what is basically a life of serv......

Monday, January 18, 2016


  My sister has commented in the past that I seem to be most drawn to reading and appreciating poetry that deals in some way with the subje......