My poetry is somewhat eclectic as I feel as though I am still finding my voice. Much of what I write concerns the heart and spiritual matters as I see them. I consider myself introspective, and my poems are, I like to think, about universal truths.
I write what amuses me, or about social matters that I feel demand mentioning. Whatever occurs to me, which is the reason for the title of the blog. I channel poetry.
Poems come to me as I watch clouds, a sunrise, birds, just about anything to do with nature. Reading or hearing a word can set off a chain of thought that becomes mental calisthenics until I have a poem written. Reading has been my greatest pleasure since I was very young.
I grew up mostly in Long Island, New York. I consider Uniondale, N.Y. the place I grew up in. Played football and lacrosse, and was the Captain of the wrestling team before I quit in my senior year.
I attended Adelphi University where I studied Psychology, was the first African-American to play lacrosse there. I was Freshman class President, and joined a fraternity that I had next to nothing to do with after pledging. Adelphi was where I first had my poetry published. All six submissions accepted for a book compiled on campus.
I joined the Marine Corps in 1982 and was named Marine of the Year for Camp Butler in Okinawa, Japan. I was enamored of Asian culture for most of my life, and the Okinawan people are beautiful despite our American military’s unwelcome presence on the island which is intrusive to say the least.
I am a Poet, Blogger, and aspiring novelist. I read voraciously and consider myself an ever evolving student and spirit.
I am the author of two Poetry books, “Poetry from a Wabi-Sabi Heart” and “My Angel, My Muse”. I am also a contributing author to the Poetry anthology, “Heart Whispers”. I am currently working on my debut novel, a fantasy about a young graduate student Mage who lives in Harlem.
Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.- Carl Jung