Traditional Poems for the Family and Fireside
by Richard G. Perkins
This remarkable presentation of traditional poetry, collected over the past fifty years, will touch the average family across a broad spectrum of everyday homely interest. Some of the poetry is bold, didactic and adventurous, with metaphor that does not lean on poetic license. Many of the poems express sensitivity with a depth of human emotion, but there are others of subtle humor and poems on subjects that should be comfortable and easy reading for everyone. Dick Perkins writings frequently omit the use of punctuation, letting the meter and rhythm carry the reader to a caesura in the line--a pause natural to the verse. These Poems For The Family were written for pleasant reading in present times.
"When Richard was submitting his traditional poetry as a member of PSNH, it was an enlightening and rewarding experience for each of us. He has truly great ability with his expressions in form poetry."
"Dick shows a remarkable ability to craft poetry that flows, even when using some of the more difficult traditional forms. An excellent book of poems for everyone."
"A remarkable poet. I have known Richard to be in close touch with nature and human experience and to write from that perspective."
About the Author
Dick Perkins grew up in the Smithtown village section of Seabrook, New Hampshire. Seabrook's first Eagle Scout in 1946, Dick enlisted in the US Navy in 1951 and joined the US Merchant Marine as an officer in 1955. Dick and his wife Natalie reside in Hampton, New Hampshire and enjoy winters in Englewood, Florida.
ISBN: 978-0-9828236-3-7, Trade paper, 6x9, 193 pages, B&W photographs, Index by genre / $15.00 / Poetry / Publication Date: January 2011.
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