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Winter Deep at White White Dawn: A Poem to Celebrate Snow

Winter Deep at White White Dawn: A Poem to Celebrate Snow

Written by on February 8, 2013 in Seasons with 0 Comments

  Congratulations to Boston, New York City, and the rest of New England! You survived, though not without difficulties in many places, and the clean up goes on. And hurricane Sandy sufferers have endured more hardship, sadly. Let’s hope they get the help they need soon. Safety first.  And be grateful to all your snowplowers, […]

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How Could We Have Ever Known?

How Could We Have Ever Known?

Written by on February 6, 2013 in Love & Family, Special Occasions, Wedding & Love Poems with 0 Comments

  A real life love poem. For Valentine’s Day. For love. For a wedding. For my wedding. For my beautiful wife. From almost 24 years ago.  She’s still the best.  Happy Valentine’s Day, sweetie! The best thing I ever did.  How could we have ever known?   How Could We Have Ever Known?   How […]

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May This Love: Valentine’s Day

May This Love: Valentine’s Day

Written by on January 31, 2013 in Love & Family, Special Occasions with 0 Comments

                      Here is another poem to celebrate love, in honor of Valentine’s Day.  Called “May This Love,” the poem was originally commissioned as a gift for a newly married couple.  Happy Valentine’s Day, especially to those who get married or engaged on February 14!  Insert […]

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Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day!

Written by on January 22, 2013 in Love & Family, Special Occasions with 0 Comments

    A Thousand Dreams: A Love Poem   I have seen the spectrum of rainbows cross the sky, showing every color to discerning eye. I have touched the endless waves of seas upon the shore– a hypnotizing rhythm always changing yet the same as it ever was before.     I have smelled the […]

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It’s Time for Golf!

It’s Time for Golf!

Written by on July 9, 2012 in Sports with 0 Comments

Bubba Watson won the Masters.  Webb Simpson won the US Open. The British Open awaits at Royal Lytham & St. Anne’s in Lancashire, England, starting July 19.  Here’s a golf poem, entitled “A Blessing for the Golfer.”   May morning’s scent be green and sweet when you answer ancient call. May your grip be gently […]

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Wimbledon! A Blessing for the Tennis Player:  A Tennis Poem

Wimbledon! A Blessing for the Tennis Player: A Tennis Poem

Written by on July 6, 2012 in Sports with 0 Comments

  Serena Williams v. Agnieszka Radwanska in the Ladies’ Final. Roger Federer v.  Andy Murray in the Gentlemens’ Final.  Should be great matches!  A tennis poem.   A Blessing for a Tennis Player   May the net always be friendly. /a> May your serve always be true. May your strokes always be quicker than the shots hit […]

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Happy Father’s Day to All Dads!

Written by on June 14, 2012 in Special Occasions with 0 Comments

June 17 is Father’s Day. Happy Father’s Day to my dad, and to all fathers! Enjoy it! My dad has always been very good at fixing things—windows, cars, bicycles, etc.  I am not, and never have been. Here’s a poem to honor his “fix-ability.”        My Father Can Fix Anything My father can fix anything. […]

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All That Is Beautiful

All That Is Beautiful

One more graduation poem for a daughter:  All That Is Beautiful. Congratulations, Class of 2012! All that is beautiful, you take it all in: stars in the heavens; sweet morning dew. Life is to live—not lose or win— and no one loves life as much as you. See the world with your own eyes; there […]

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Your Guiding Star: A Graduation Poem

Your Guiding Star: A Graduation Poem

         Today I am running “Your Guiding Star,” another graduation poem to honor       2012 high school and college grads.  Congratulations, Graduates! You are burdened with the likelihood of overwhelming student loan debt, and you are inheriting a world far more complicated, selfish, angry and economically and politically divided than ever.  Fix it, please!  […]

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Each Day You Write Your History: For Any Graduate

Each Day You Write Your History: For Any Graduate

  Graduation season is, amazingly, almost over!  Most high schools and most colleges now hold graduation ceremonies in May.  Today I am re-running “Each Day You Write Your History,” which was put up at the end of April.  This was originally written for a young lady’s high school graduation, but I think it works also […]

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