Poems Birthed from Nature

Poems Birthed from Nature

by Gary R Kirby


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Poems Birthed from Nature by Gary R Kirby


Before I fell in love with a girl, I feel in love with nature. To nature giving life and beauty, I dedicate these poems. No single human led me into nature or opened the paths of beauty and wonder. Partially, I was blessed that my parents settled near woods. I do not remember any particular youthful exuberance or revelation, but somewhere in those woods nature imprinted me, and I have followed partly painful, greatly joyful.

As a teen the woods began to sing to me, and I stood in adolescent wonder and awe. As a young adult, G M Hopkins jumpstarted my poetry of praising nature's beauty. Hopkins' rhythms and metaphors

gave me a mark to write at, but never reach.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781500967253
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/09/2014
Pages: 148
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.34(d)

About the Author

Gary R Kirby, grew up in Cincinnati near the Ohio River, and was lucky to always have a woods in his backyard to wander and dream of shapechanging animals and clouds, while marveling at the magical worlds of nature, science, and people. He fell in love with words on his grandmother's lap which led to a doctorate in Renaissance Literature from Northwestern University, where he quit reading The Faerie Queene when he found out that the "Knight pricking across the plain," was really just riding a horse. He taught widely across the country, ran Portland Student Services in 1975, and was finally able to settle in this land of beauty, three years ago. He has written a college text and has self-published a ten fiction and non-fiction, and nine books of poetry.

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