Poems for a Rainy Day

poems for a rainy day

I am very pleased to announce the recent release of my new book, Poems for a Rainy Day. I have been writing poetry my whole life.   In Poems for a Rainy Day, I share my unique perspective on the important relationships in our lives: spouses, parents, and siblings.  I also probes the themes of faith, love, hope, beauty and resolution. Memories and love of food and fun color my work. Balanced between light and heavy, my poetry explores with simplicity, humor, and kindness.  The book is currently available for purchase at Amazon.com.

Here’s a sample:


When We First Met


When we first met

You were sitting in the Starbucks

Drinking your coffee

I walked up and you smiled

I smiled back

I had decided that if I didn’t like you

It would just be coffee

If I did, we’d go to dinner

I asked you if you wanted to get dinner

You said yes

We walked two blocks to Arugula

An Italian restaurant in my neighborhood

As we walked it felt like we were covered in magic pixie dust

We sparkled

And other people saw it too

They looked at us

And saw the mark of love

At the restaurant I had veal

You dropped your fork

And told me about your college days

After dinner you walked me back to my building

Again we got lots of looks and stares

They could feel it too

We sat in the lobby of my building

On the couch

I put my hand on your arm

Looked you in the eye

And said, “I like you”

A year and a half later

We were married


I will not forget walking into Starbucks and seeing you

I had on a striped wool sweater

It was St. Patrick’s Day

I saw your face and deep in my heart

I knew





2 thoughts on “Poems for a Rainy Day

  1. Lovely poem, especially the last couple of lines, how nice when that happens. A big congrats on the book. I will check it out at Amazon. Is it available in Kindle? My first choice for books now. 🙂

    Can you email me, I have an idea to run by you and can’t see a contact page here. thank you. the email linked to my comment is fine. 🙂

    Happy Weekend, G

    • Glad you liked it. I am hastily about the book as well. It is available on Kindle. I am going to add a contact page. But I will email you soon.

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