Category Archives: reading

  1. Random Thoughts Concerning Birds of Prey

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    February 7, 2017 by Ray Yanek

        Once upon a time I was visiting the Chicago suburb of Naperville with my family.  Naperville is wonderful– …
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  2. The Poe with a Thousand Faces

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    February 2, 2017 by Ray Yanek

    Quick and light today.  I need a little late-week laugh and oddly enough, it was the grim and dismal Edgar …
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  3. The Peace of New Jersey

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    December 6, 2016 by Ray Yanek

    Some mixed emotions with this poem.  I fell in love the first time I read through it and it touched …
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  4. The Dying Colors and The Captured Goddess

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    November 15, 2016 by Ray Yanek

    Based on my last couple of posts, I’ve been rather obsessed with color of late.  No doubt because it’s autumn …
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  5. Mirror — A Poem

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    September 16, 2016 by Ray Yanek

    So I’ve never pretended to be a poet, but I put this together as an example of a chain poem for …
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  6. Gifts in the Fog

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    September 12, 2016 by Ray Yanek

    It was a damp and foggy morning, and upon coming home after my morning workout, this was waiting near my …
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  7. Drinkin’ with Baudelaire

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    June 8, 2016 by Ray Yanek

    The poem below is my first experience with French poet Charles Baudelaire, and I think he and I would have …
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