20
Mar

Australian Poetry

Publicado por Scott B. el 20 de March de 2013 a las 05:16 pm

Australia is one of those places on my ‘bucket list’ of places to visit. I travel frequently to the Philippines, and the “land down under” is just a couple more hours away by air, but as of yet I haven’t managed a visit. My son, on the other hand, spent an entire month in Darwin […]

20
Mar

Winter Poems

Publicado por Scott B. el 20 de March de 2013 a las 03:07 pm

Each of the four seasons has found itself the topic of many essays, songs and poems. I remember as a young college student in the mid-1970s, hearing the lyrics of John Denver’s Season Suite caused me to be more aware of the impact of each seasonal change. Being a biology major during the ‘back-to-nature’ era, […]

19
Mar

Clerihew Poems

Publicado por Scott B. el 19 de March de 2013 a las 10:52 am

For those who don’t know what a clerihew is, let me define it this way: it is simply four lines of whimsical, biographical verse. Perhaps one of the most famous of these is as follows: This untitled poem, as most clerihews are, ¬†was penned by Edmund Clerihew Bentley, who is credited with creation of this […]

19
Mar

David Whyte Poems

Publicado por Scott B. el 19 de March de 2013 a las 10:52 am

When I was a young man, I was greatly influenced by watching nature specials on television, and in particular, the adventures of Jacque Cousteau and his famous ship, Calypso. My dream was to join some research team and travel deep along the Amazon or find myself working at a research center on the Galapagos Islands. […]

18
Mar

Roger McGough Poems

Publicado por Scott B. el 18 de March de 2013 a las 09:39 pm

I first learned of Roger McGough when I was working on my teaching certification. One of my mentors told me about a rather frightening poem that McGough had composed regarding how frustrated teachers might sometimes be tempted to behave in the classroom. Of course, the poem was intended as a witty, albeit dark, satire, not […]