Miscellaneous Poems and Prose
Poems and prose that have moved or intrigued me.
Page Added 16 April 2000, Revised 19 February 2012
New works added 20 February 2012.
The Ruba'iyat of Omar Khayyám. The Ruba'iyat of Omar Khayyám is a contemplation of life and death. Added 19 February 2012
Dogs at Midnight - by Tom Paxton. Another great mining poem/song, this one I think actually written by Tom Paxton (as opposed to Sully's Pale below, which I believe is only sung by Tom Paxton). Added 7 October 2006
The Village Fool - by Ludwig Hirsch, Translation by Guntram Deichsel. This would be a good Halloween poem. It definitely spooks me a little bit. Added 20 November 2003
Snake - by D.H. Lawrence. This is a very powerful and telling story about the pressures of our "education" and about common attitudes towards the natural world around us. Added 13 April 2001
Hope for the Future - by Don Neeper. This is an essay written to promote the concepts presented by author Daniel Quinn in his novel entitled 'Ishmael'. 'Ishmael' is a phenomenal book that I highly recommend everyone read. Added 4 July 2000
Shadows of Our Past - by Don Neeper. This is an essay written to promote the concepts presented by author Daniel Quinn in his novel entitled 'Ishmael'. 'Ishmael' is a phenomenal book that I highly recommend everyone read. Added 4 July 2000
My Falcon - by Knight Kuerenberg. This poem is presented in both English and German, with the translation into English by a friend of mine. Added 4 July 2000
Hurt Hawks - by Robinson Jeffers. Added 16 April 2000
Sully's Bucket - by Dick Gibbons. I first found it at a mining museum in Bisbee, Arizona, attributed to an anonymous miner, but I later discovered that it is written by Dick Gibbons. Tom Paxton sings a wonderful rendition of the poem that I highly recommend. At any rate, Sully's Bucket is one of the best poems I have ever read. Added 20 February 1999, New comentary added 28 January 2008
- If - by Rudyard Kipling. Words of wisdom from father to son. Added 20 February 2012