Monday, November 4, 2013


   My own ambition, when it comes to verse,
   is not for fame, for fame can be a curse
   and a distraction from my real aim
   which is, each morning, to ignite the flame
   of creativity here in the dark
   feeling the impulse of a genial spark
   that brightens up my mind and brings me rhymes
   so one line readily with another chimes.

   If after that, when the text is typed and set,
   and I’ve posted my new verse on the Internet,
   I’m happy to hear from readers who applaud
   and hope that such responsiveness is broad,
   though not for fame and some large market share,
   but only to illumine my small flare.