If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches; for the Creator, there is no poverty.          Rainer Maria Rilke



Enjoying a poetry workshop led by Tod Marshall, Washington State Poet Laureate, at the 2016 “Write on the Sound”  writers conference.


 Chapter 1             Chapter 2                    Chapter 3      

Wondering                                 A Fortunate Man                                  Two Worlds

Older Than Ireland                  Backyard Bustle                                    Driving Home

Brushing Her Hair                   Can You tell..                                         50 hr. work week

Glendolough                             Fading Winter                                        Morning Memories

Ora et Labora                           First Snow                                               In Memorium

The Book of Hours                 A Plate of Food                                       Generations

To Bow My Head                    On Hearing Irish Spoken in Dingle    Alone With You

The Playset                               Resolved                                                  Saturday Morning

Island Shepherd                      Sitting                                                      Night Riders

One More Drink                      The Crawl Space                                    Night Crawlers


                                                                                                                           Three Robbins

                                                                                                                           Things are Fine




                                                                                                                            Playing Safe