"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense
of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness." -Robert Frost
For me, it's more like a tickle in the nose.
I know I've got to sneeze, and when I do, out comes the poem. My best poems start
as scrawls on restaurant napkins, or on a pocket notepad buried in the glove box of my car. And sometimes, in the shower,
when I have no way to write it down.
Here are a few of my poems, starting with Toll Taker 47,
which was inspired by an actual moment of serendipity experienced by one of my daughters.
Click the titles below. Be sure to check out my collection of poems in my
latest book, Gig at the Amtrak, at "Books & CDS" link above.