I continue to write poetry whenever inspired. In 2004 I published a collection of 39 of my poems in a book, Desert Rats & Divers. It is Copyrighted and Recorded with the in Washington, D.C., where two copies reside for posterity.
is a favorite poet of mine, although he can be a bit dark. The love (and loss) poem (1849) moves me profoundly, perhaps because I too am in love with an Annie Lee. It was the last poem that Poe ever wrote. I consider it his finest effort.
by Sara Teasdale, reminds me of the first time I read the short story of the same name by Ray Bradbury in his book, The Martian Chronicles (1946). I recite it to myself every time I am in the rain. I love the rain. It cleanses and refreshes and absorbs the sharpness of the world. Rain renews my spirit and brings me great peace of mind. This is the very definition of Pluviophile.
• Circumambulate - walk completely around something
• Diametrically - completely opposite in every way
• Eclectic - deriving ideas, styles, and tastes from diverse sources
• Erudite - displaying great knowledge and learning
• Pluviophile - someone who loves rain and draws comfort and peace of mind from rain
• Polymath - a person of wide-ranging knowledge and learning
• Ubiquitous - existing everywhere
• bona fide - 'in good faith', 'genuine'
• carpe diem - 'seize the day'
• deus ex machina - 'GOD from machine'
• i.e. - id est, 'that is to say' or 'in other words'
• e.g. - exempli gratia, which means 'for example'
• etc. - et cetera, 'more of the same'
• meritus indignus - 'merit unworthy'
• nonpareil - having no equal, beyond compare
• P.S. - post script, meaning 'after the writing'
• quid pro quo - 'something for something'
• sic - 'exactly as written or used'
• temet nosce - 'know yourself'
• tempus fugit - 'time flies'
• vice versa - 'conversely'
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• cum laude - 'with distinction'
• magna cum laude - 'with great distinction'
• summa cum laude - 'with highest distinction'