A finance person who writes poetry?
Why not? After all, both TS Eliot and Wallace Stevens were members of that small group. So maybe there’s room for one more.
I’ve loved poetry since I was little, when my great aunt read me the nursery rhymes in “Winnie the Pooh”. Over time, I’ve come to love poetry’s concentrated and layered nature, its ability to evoke a complex emotional and intellectual response with hints and indirection, and with so few words.
And I love poetry’s requirement that we participate in it. Poetry recruits the reader as a necessary part of the process: the poem’s meaning depends as much on what the reader brings to the poem as on what the poem brings to the reader.
For about five years I created the poems that are in my latest book. They are reflections about family, friends and adventures that have been a part of my life.
Below are some poems I’d like to share with you. They’re from my last book. I hope you’ll enjoy them (and the rest of the poems in the book, too). And I hope you’ll find things in them that I didn’t know were there. Because I wrote them for me, but I wrote them for you, too.