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Haiku of the Day

We had a little bit of snow today and my wife took this picture of the bamboo bench on our porch. When her sister commented that there is a haiku in there somewhere, I was inspired to whip up this

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Jenna

This weekend my wife and I celebrate our twelfth wedding anniversary. To honor the occasion I thought I’d share a little poem I wrote for her while we were dating. Jenna One day I decided to leap away from the

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An Impromptu Poem

Eighteen years gone Summoned by a song But then it ends And you vanish

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Mosquito Haiku Cycle

It’s been a while since I’ve posted something to the creative writing section of my blog, so in honor of the large, nasty mosquitoes that have already begun assaulting us on our patio (looks like it’s going to be a

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Cricket Haiku

As the weather continues to warm around here, it won’t be long before the songs of crickets are once again dominating the night.  In anticipation of their return I thought I’d share this haiku, which is excerpted from the same

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Photographs and Memories

  This is one of my most personal poems, dedicated to my grandfather.  Like the previous poems posted here, this was published in the literary magazine of Rowan University in the 1990’s. Photographs and Memories          

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The Television

Here’s another poem I published in the literary magazine of Rowan University back in the 90’s. It will probably seem quaint to those who have grown up in the era of remote controls and flat screen TVs, but anyone who knows

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Haiku of the Day

Observations on a walk outside today inspired me to share this haiku, which is actually part of a larger haibun I wrote in college: Torrential downpour— sidewalk is crowded with worms escaping the flood. Although I now know that flooding is not

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Wildwood

Author’s Note: This is a slightly modified version of a poem I wrote in the early 1990’s (which explains some of the dated references) and published in Avant, the literary magazine of Rowan University. Wildwood Suntanners sizzled beneath a blazing blue

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Beautiful Day

I wake up on November 5th, 2008And look out the window.Dark clouds loom overheadBut my eyes see a bright blue sky. I open my front doorAnd walk into the morning.A chilly rain beats downBut my skin basks in the glow

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. Letchworth State Park, New York - September, 2015 Up close and personal with one of the locals. #LetchworthStatePark #nature #NewYork #NorthAmerica #Photography #scenery #Travel #UnitedStates #spiders
. Letchworth State Park, New York - September, 2015 Gazing toward the gorge from the top of the Middle Falls. #geneseeriver #hiking #landscapes #LetchworthStatePark #nature #NewYork #NorthAmerica #Photography #rivers #roadtrips #scenery #Travel #UnitedStates #waterfalls #gorges
. Letchworth State Park, New York - September, 2015 This was shot during my hike along the Middle and Upper Falls of Letchworth State Park in Upstate New York. As I’ve mentioned before, Letchworth is one of my favorite parks, rivaling some of the national parks in splendor. #geneseeriver #hiking #landscapes #LetchworthStatePark #nature #NewYork #NorthAmerica #Photography #rivers #roadtrips #scenery #Travel #UnitedStates #waterfalls
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Glacier National Park, Montana - September, 2019 One final Avalanche Lake reflection photo. #AvalancheLake #GlacierNationalPark #hiking #landscapes #Montana #NorthAmerica #Photography #roadtrips #Travel #UnitedStates #lakes #mountains #nature
Glacier National Park, Montana - September, 2019 Shot at the end of my hike of the Avalanche Lake Trail. #AvalancheLake #GlacierNationalPark #hiking #landscapes #Montana #NorthAmerica #Photography #roadtrips #Travel #UnitedStates #lakes #mountains #nature
Glacier National Park, Montana - September, 2019 Avalanche Lake reflection. #AvalancheLake #GlacierNationalPark #hiking #landscapes #Montana #NorthAmerica #Photography #roadtrips #Travel #UnitedStates #lakes #mountains #nature
Glacier National Park, Montana - September, 2019 Shot toward the end of my hike of the Avalanche Lake Trail. #AvalancheLake #GlacierNationalPark #hiking #landscapes #Montana #NorthAmerica #Photography #roadtrips #Travel #UnitedStates #lakes #mountains #nature
Glacier National Park, Montana - September, 2019 This was shot at the end of my hike of the Avalanche Lake Trail. I had almost quit the trail before finishing because it was late in the day, the woods were getting dark, and I was hiking through grizzly country with very few other hikers on the trail, but I’m glad I stuck it out because the reward at the end was more than worth it: a pristine hidden lake casting a perfect mirror image of the earth and sky above, including a pair of waterfalls in the distance. #AvalancheLake #GlacierNationalPark #hiking #landscapes #Montana #NorthAmerica #Photography #roadtrips #Travel #UnitedStates
Glacier National Park, Montana - September, 2019 Shot during my hike of the Avalanche Lake Trail in Glacier. #AvalancheLake #GlacierNationalPark #hiking #landscapes #Montana #NorthAmerica #Photography #roadtrips #Travel #UnitedStates
Angel Canyon, Utah - August, 2018 Shot during my visit to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. #americansouthwest #angelcanyon #bestfriendsanimalsanctuary #landscapes #mountains #roadtrips #scenery #Travel #utah
Angel Canyon, Utah - August, 2018 Shot during my visit to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. #americansouthwest #angelcanyon #bestfriendsanimalsanctuary #landscapes #mountains #roadtrips #scenery #Travel #utah
Angel Canyon, Utah - August, 2018 These photos are from my downtime at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Utah, where I volunteered in Dogtown (you can also volunteer with cats, horses, pigs, bunnies, etc.). It was a rewarding experience; I would love to return one day. When I wasn’t volunteering, I explored the Angel Canyon area, where Best Friends is located. Unfortunately it was a mostly rainy couple of days and I wasn’t able to explore the majority of the canyon as the roads were closed for flooding, but I still managed to get a few decent shots. #americansouthwest #angelcanyon #bestfriendsanimalsanctuary #landscapes #mountains #roadtrips #scenery #Travel #utah
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