Jack Ewing
"Yeah, I can write that."


Iím a poet and I know it:
Look at my feet, they show itó
Theyíre Longfellowís


In my youth, I wrote lots of poetry.

Itís a good, succinct form of expression, especially if you write longhand, and you want to say something while avoiding writerís cramp.

Most of my early stuff rhymed, because thatís the form teachers concentrated on in grade and high school. If youíre an English major in college, you get heavy doses of the classic poets, like Shakespeare, Pope, Dryden, Byron, Keats, Shelley, Poe, Wordsworth, and yes, Longfellow too. 

As I got older and learned more, I broke away from rhyme, trying free and blank verse. But Iíve always appreciated the craft of rhyme, and I still enjoy coming up with new rhyme schemes.

Iíve published several hundred poems over the years. (You can find some examples by clicking this link.). Though I now write mostly proseóbecause poetry has its limitations óI still dabble in the form now and then.

Link to:

                        Rhyming poems 

                                    The Late Show

                                    Palmistís Dilemma

                                    I Think that I Shall Never See

                                    The Graduate

                                    Sonnet for a Dead Broad

                                    The Ballad of the Alchemist


                                    Solo I Canít Hear You

                                    Ye King

                                    Decemberís Wanting


                                    Shut Up!

                                    Hymn to Ra

                                    Carpe Diem

                                    In Memory of David Hedison

                                    Sloth Games


                        Non-rhyming poems

                                    Spring Forward, Fall Back

                                    A Wealth of Silence

                                    Dialogue in Durango

                                    The Middle Years


                                    Verbum Mei

                                    High on More Than Life

                                    A Model Prisoner



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