In Our Own Backyard

ISBN:   978-0-6152-1511-2  (132 pages)

John’s first poetry compilation covers 40 years of people, places, and a mix of feelings  – they are the poems that describe a journey of the body, mind and spirit.  It is a romantic journey with life with all its ups and downs.

Content

WALK IN YOUR OWN GARDEN      

MOVING ON 

SHAVING THE FACE IN THE MIRROR

LEAVING YOUR BAGGAGE BEHIND

WEATHERING STORMS       

THE BELL SOUNDS ONE

WAITING ON YOUR UNDERSTANDING    

AFTERLOVE

RECALL

WHAT IF?

 YOU SPLASHED PAINT TODAY

YOUR BEAUTY REFLECTING

LIKE A BOX OF PORCUPINE

SURFACE FEARS

YOU’VE GOT YOUR KNICKERS IN A KNOT

UNCOUPLED

ANGER

NO MORE WHY’S

HURRY HOME

WAITING FOR YOU TO BLOSSOM

WHEN DAWN BREAKS ACROSS

IT IS POSSIBLE

THE WAYS YOU WALK BESIDE ME

DO YOU TOGETHER CHOOSE

FREE TO BE ME

SEARCHING FOR SELF

THE BUTTERFLY POEMS

ALL WE HAVE KNOWN AND CARED FOR

TEETHING SILVER

A DISCOURSE ON THOMAS

ALL THAT I CAN BE

ANGEL LESSONS

IN-BETWEEN

MAY THE ANGELS BE WITH YOU

SOMEWHERE OTHER THAN HERE

YOUR DREAMS HAVE ALL COME TRUE

MY KAMIKAZE SNOWFLAKE

ROAD SIGNS

MY HANDS ARE MAKING LOVE TO YOU

IN OUR OWN BACKYARD

the leaves are beginning to change

first snow

There is music in the movement

A not so terrible wind approaches

Reflection on the Great Barrington

heat

the remains of a desert dweller

welcome to desert slow time

a desert of small things

since we talked of growing old

it is possible I have exiled a grace

the sparrows are sleeping late

in memory of your warm and missing

Expecting the worst

life comes at you like a freight train

muddleheads

half a century full circle

Letting go

Hand me down

lament of a Bibliophiliac

windows you appear in

Snippets

Subtle Sanity Hints

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