Vershire, VT

under gaze of summer sun
time stands still today

sunshine lights the way
as heart and mind intertwine
two paths merge to one

forever falling
feeling comfort, knowing love
sharing peace of mind

under gaze of summer sun
hearts melt, fuse, endure

Written: For Cj & Amy’s Wedding 9/5/2015
My first poetry reading!


The Morrissey Experience

My own footage, recorded on my iPhone 6. 

On June 24, 2015 I successfully handed Morrissey a hand written haiku from the second row of the Hanover Theatre in Worcester, MA. He grabbed the note out of my hand and placed it securely in his pocket. I still can’t believe it.

To: Morrissey

a being of words
sorrowfully elegant
in body, in breath

Written: 2015
If you’re interested, check out some other Morrissey themed haikus I’ve written here.

Richard Dawkins & Daniel Dennett

On June 11, 2015 I had the privilege to spend an evening with Richard Dawkins (zoologist) and Daniel Dennett (philosopher) at the Chevalier Theatre in Medford, MA. They sat and chit-chated about science, religion and the future of our world. Richard Dawkins has been an inspiration to me ever since I read his first book, The Selfish Gene, many years ago.

In line at the book signing!

Since there was a book signing, I figured I’d write them each a haiku and hand deliver them myself! Why not?

Richard’s haiku:

the fortunate ones
derive poetry from truth
and not vice versa

Daniel’s haiku:

a man of reason
finds freedom in dominos
he chooses free will


Two horsemen, one book…

Written: 2015

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson
seeking knowledge, finding fame
the truth is out there

Written 1-15-2015
After seeing Neil deGrasse Tyson, at the Wilbur theatre in Boston, I ran to the stage and handed this haiku to him. Success. (I don’t think he recognized me from the elevators…)

Bill Nye

science guy Bill Nye
debating creationist
Ken Ham; seeking truth

Written: 2-4-2014
See the full debate here.
While seeing Bill Nye, at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston on 12-18-2014, I asked the audience to pass this haiku up to the stage. They did. He grabbed it, looked at it briefly, then slipped it in his front jacket pocket. Success.