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In POetry, My first Language and strands of rhyme: poems from the real world, you'll travel to scintillating cities, meet beautiful beasts, experience willful weathers, read social commentary, "taste" food, be touched by love stories and war stories, relate to emotions about life, love, loss, survival, challenges, and triumphs.

I hope they will make you feel, laugh, cry, think, remember, and relate.  Come along and turn some pages. poetry books are perfect for nights alone or reading aloud with a small group or with a friend/date/special person. Poetry is for you.

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​"Hold fast to dreams. for when dreams go, 

life is a barren field, frozen with snow." 

                                     --Langston Hughes                                 

ABOUT ME. . . .                                                        

i ALWAYS LOVED READING, WRITING,  and PLAYING WITH WORDS; SINCE I WAS 7,  I've written pOETRY FOR  FRIENDS,  FOR FAMILY, AND FOR MYSELF.    

At ohIO sTATE uNIVERSITY, I WAS AN  english MAJOR AND jOURNALISM minor. fOR MANY YEARS I TAUGHT THOSE SUBJECTS IN MIDDLE and HIGH SCHOOLS; I've BEEN A NEWS REPORTER IN n.J., gA, and FL, AS WELL.                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

​IN 2009, i COMPLETED An M.A IN ENGLISH FROM FLORIDA INT'L UNIVERSITY. SINCE THEN I TAUGHT AT fIu AND mIAMI dADE cOLLEGE. NOW i LEAD  poetry WORKSHOPS, GIVE READINGS FROM my books, EDIT MANUSCRIPTS, AND CREATE WORD GAMES. cURRENTLY, I'm working on ANOTHER COLLECTION.                                                                                          

POETRY is A JOY--- WRITING IT, READING IT, SHARING IT, LOVING IT, ENJOYING WHAT IT DOES FOR OTHERS.  PLEASE JOIN ME ON THIS FULFILLING POETRY PATH.                    

 

FAVORITE   LINES   FROM   FAVORITE   POEMS

                                                                  

STRANDS OF RHYME: POEMS FROM

THE REAL WORLD              

"Life is a book we borrow from the library and think we can  keep."                

                                                                          ALONE  p.134

 

"Need my Owner's Manual to see whether I'm still in warranty."

                                               FIGHTING THE FIGHTS    p. 67  

                         

"Snowflakes are God's way /                                                          to play with water and ice /              

and share them with us."           

                                          WEATHER STATION 5.7.5    p. 117

"The arms of the sea abandon and revisit the shore, in an              

unrelenting love affair." 

                                            ETERNAL LOVE AFFAIR   p. 112

"From the kitchens of poverty, through windows of indifference,   on the streets of violence; they yearn to overcome."                                             

                         FROM THE KITCHENS OF POVERTY  p .25 

POETRY, MY  FIRST LANGUAGE 

"Ice cream does not live by the clock."                                                            ICE CREAM IN THE MORNING p. 85

​"PURPLE is royalty, majestic, and true;                                                       PURPLE is midnight's  departure from blue."                                                                                        WORLDS OF COLOR  p. 74

"Everybody's sweat walks with the crowd."                                                         KEY WEST DUO #2.  p. 32

​"The oatmeal topics of college conversation."                                                               PILLOW TALK  p.12

​​"You're a downtown double;                                                    can't you stay out of trouble,                                                    at least for a couple of days...?"          
                                           
DOWNTOWN DOUBLE  p.
5

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