The picture in the heading of my blog is a view from my deck. My house sits on a hill, overlooking a valley beneath and hills beyond. I’m the bard on the hill. I write poems because poetry makes a melody of words, songs that soar with the heart. I don’t like all that is called poetry. Generally, I like my poems when I’ve finished them (don’t we all?) , some better than others. I’ll also include in this blog poems that I’ve read and loved over the years that are by other poets.
My taste in poetry doesn’t always mesh with the critics. It doesn’t even always match those who award prizes for poetry. In the same way, there are movies I’ve enjoyed that critics didn’t like and movies that I loathed that critics lauded. My criteria is not the same as the critics. Mine is simple – do I like it? I hope that’s your criteria and that you find some poems of mine and poems of others here that you like, too. May the sun shine even through your clouds and may you occasionally find a rainbow here to brighten your day.
Dennis Lange, the bard on the hill