POEMS


This professional meteorologist has been an amateur poet. At least two of my more than 75 poems have been published. This means that most have not, which is why I am putting them on the web. A few of the poems hit general topics, but most deal with friends and family. Many of the personal poems are gentle roasts, some are love poems, some are to my children, and all put together form a kind of autobiography. Each poem is accompanied by a brief description including its motivation and inspiration.


LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER  



EPITAPH             EPITAPH FOR A STORY

TO CAROL            TURNING THE TABLES

FOR DEBBIE          END OF THE WORLD COMMENTARY

CLIMBING            TRANSPLANTED TREE

JESUS RETURNS       JESUS RETURNS TO EARTH 

JEALOUSY            BERNICE PREFERS ANOTHER MAN

CHOOSE              WEED OR FLOWER

RUEBEN              MOVING RUEBEN ROSENBERG

HUEY                HEWITT LANG'S BIRTHDAY

CONFLICT            FIGHTING LOVE

TO BERNICE          MY SUMMER OF LIFE

EVOLUTION           THE LAST CHRISTMAS PARTY

VALENTINES          LATE VALENTINES WISHES

SWEET 16            BARRY ROSENBERG'S BIRTHDAY

TO BERNICE          IN PRAISE OF BERNICE

CLIMATE             BALLAD OF WORLD CLIMATES

AT 20               DOWNHILL RACER

BILL DONN           BILL DONN'S RETIREMENT ROAST

RON BLOMBERG        OH RONNIE, MY RONNIE  

RUEBEN              RUEBEN ROSENBERG AT 60

REVERENTLY          JESSE JACKSON'S FAILED BID

AARON               AARON SHAPIRO'S BAR MITZVAH

UCLA                FAREWELL TO UCLA ATMOS SCI

AUNT ANITA          ANITA BRILL'S 70TH

DANNY QUAYLE        BALLAD OF DANNY QUAYLE

EVAN ROSS           EVAN GEDZELMAN'S BAR MITZVAH

TED AND KATE        LANGS' 50TH ANNIVERSARY

JONATHAN            JONATHAN SHAPIRO'S BAR MITZVAH

ELISE RACHEL        ELISE GEDZELMAN'S BAT MITZVAH

LOST TOUCH          LOSING THE POETIC TOUCH

EMPTY NEST          NOW THEY'RE GONE

SURGERY             ON TO THE CUTTING BOARD

BILL PIERSON        BILL PIERSON'S 80TH BIRTHDAY

TO YAGEN            ELISE, FEEL FREE

RHYMING             PLEASE FREE ME FROM RHYMING

JACK                JACK GEDZELMAN'S RECITAL

DUELING POEMS       DUELING POEMS WITH BOB SALZMAN

FROST HEAVES        COMMENTARY ON FROST'S GOOD FENCES

WARD                WARD HINDMAN AT 60

CLOTHING            BEAUTY AND THE BUM

NURSES              OH, PRETTY REHAB NURSES

GRAFT               PROPOSAL PADDING 

SUE KLEIN           SEXTY SIXTY SUSAN KLEIN

VANESSA SMITH       A PRINCIPAL'S RETIREMENT THOUGHTS

TRAVEL              THE ADVENTUROUS ROSENBERGS

CONSOLATION         EVAN'S SICK FRIEND

MORRIS              MORRIS KLEIN AT 65

OPTICS CONF         ROAST AT OPTICS CONFERENCE

SELF PRAISE         ELISE'S APPLICATION POEM

ROBERT              THE SLAVE OF DUTY

SURPRISE            AWAITING ELISE'S AND JEFF'S ENGAGEMENT

WEDDING             ELISE'S WEDDING POEM

COUSIN RACHEL       POEMS FOR AND WITH RACHEL

AMBITION            THE ANTIDOTE TO VAIN AMBITION

AT 27               ELISE'S 27TH BIRTHDAY

WEDDING2            JIM AND MIMI'S WEDDING

KWAN-YIN KONG       KWAN-YIN LEAVES CCNY

SHOWER              AMY DYM'S BABY SHOWER

PRIME MOVERS        IDEALISM OF OPTICS CONFERENCE

WARD 2              WARD HINDMAN'S RETIREMENT

TWO ROASTS          TWO ANONYMOUS ROASTS WITH INTRO RHYME