poet

a lesser known part of me

I have returned to creative writing after retiring  from full-time teaching and I look forward to sharing my poetry here by posting poems monthly one at a time.


Most of my recent poems have dealt with the convergence of my own childhood with events in history that have marked my generation and history.



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May's poem

Petals

Pale little petals quiver

in the April breeze

Held to the branch above me

they twist and beg release

If I shook the tree hard enough

all would fall

across my face like fragrant melting snow