From the Publisher
I write as though I am summarizing the “secrets“of my living and my values I’d want others to discover about me. The reader doesn’t have to agree with my view. I accept the fact that poetry is a very powerful medium, because it is very revealing about the writer. I’ve expressed that, in my mind, a man is twice blessed: if he has the good fortune to see beauty, and second; has the reverence and good manners to return to say “thank you” once the glitter of the first instance has passed.
I have been writing all my life with encouragement from two wonderful, loving parents who helped shape the optimism in my view. The romanticism within their life has inspired me in my decision of a lifetime soul mate that I met as a teenager and has been my traveler all these years. The 54 years we’ve shared has made it possible for me to better understand myself and my world; and as a proud father of three grown sons, father-in-love to three outstanding daughters, and grandfather to the most special young people any human could ever ask for, I now understand myself better. they keep me humble.