In the words of the great Robin Williams (okay, so it was a line he used in Dead Poets Society)

We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. To quote from Whitman, “O me! O life!… of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless… of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?” Answer. That you are here – that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. That the powerful play *goes on* and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?

In my life I have done many things but few have compared with the joy I have gotten out of writing poetry. Some of what I have written is really good, some not so.  Some of my verse has had people melt into little puddles on the floor (okay, so they were all women, at least to my knowledge).

I live, I breath, I feel and I share. Those of you who wish to do so, please comment on what I have written. Good, bad or indifferent. All I really care is that it is read.

As time progresses I will be writing different forms of poetry, whether they are already defined by someone or not.  I will be adding pages to this blog telling of what I think I have written


Be well and enjoy and by all means, if I have inspired you to write one of your own and you wish to share, send it to me and I will post it for you




4 responses

13 08 2013
Jonathan Caswell


25 08 2013

Hey there – I am a bit behind on my reading – catching up though. Just want you to know your writing is beautiful;)

25 08 2013

many thanks

25 08 2013

Glad you are enjoying it

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: