THE POETRY OF MARY E. MOORE

 

Mary and Pogo at Lake George - Photographer Jane Durkin This photo is of me and my dear companion, Pogo, a miniature poodle who has inspired several of my poems. I’ve written a bit of poetry all my life but I had no idea how it was that I came to do this. My mother read poetry to me, and my grandmother loved to recite poetry, but I knew no one who wrote it. Then, recently a wonderful thing happened! A cousin sent me a poem that my father had written to her mother when he was twenty and she was sixteen. (See LINK for "Dad's Poem" at right.) My father had been killed in a motor vehicle accident when I was two and I had known almost nothing about the kind of a person he was. Now here was a poem he had written in a voice which I recognized as being very close to my own. I like to think that all the time I’d been writing poetry, I’d been following in Dad’s footsteps.

I’ve had no formal education in poetry beyond that which I encountered in an undergraduate liberal arts program. Much of that faded away while I acquired a Ph.D. in Psychology and an M.D. with a specialty in Internal Medicine and a subspecialty in Rheumatology. Presently retired, during the last several years I’ve begun to educate myself, participating in local poetry workshops and joining the online workshop, Eratosphere, hosted by Able Muse. Beginning in June of 2005, I’ve attended five of the annual Poetry Conferences sponsored by the West Chester University Poetry Center in West Chester, PA. I recommend both Eratosphere and the West Chester Poetry Conference to anyone especially interested in writing poetry in form (see LINKS at right).

I hope you’ll enjoy the sampling of my poems presented here. Just click on one of the categories (under POEMS on the right) to read some. At this point, a good many have been published in poetry journals and anthologies. A few have won prizes. I’ve listed the credits, if any, at the end of each poem. I welcome your comments concerning my work. At the bottom of this page you’ll see my Guest Book where you can sign in and record your thoughts or read what others have written.

November Day
For further enjoyment, if you’d like to keep some of my poems in your library, you can purchase my chapbook “November Day”, pictured here, for $10. Just indicate your interest and your email address in the Guest Book at the bottom of this page and I will get in touch with you to arrange this. The lovely color illustration on the cover of my book is the work of my nephew, Ted Kline. To see more of his photographs, click on his link to the right. For a source of some other online poetry, check out the magnificent collection of the works of many fine poets at The HyperTexts (link at right). Alan Bell, my Webmaster, is also the Webmaster at Riddles from the Border Regions where you can find (link at right) fascinating riddles, often written in rhyme, to try to solve.

 

POEMS

Cats & Dogs

Growing Old

Family

Humor

For Children

Doctors & Rx

Life in General

Just Limericks

Simply Centos

Tailgaters, Mine and My Neighbors’






LINKS

Dad’s Poem

Eratosphere

West Chester Poetry Conference

The HyperTexts

Ted Kline’s Gallery

Border Region Riddles

 

 

This site last updated on 6/07/13.