Robert Charles Howard
Robert Charles Howard Poems
- Anatomy Of Arrogance A shivering ball of fear wrapped in a ...
- Black Diamonds Farmers flocked to Blossburg's mines ...
- Captain Toro The power scythe roared and quivered;
- Alone How could I ever understand what it is you choose to ...
- Aufersteh'N In memoriam, professor Earl ...
- Cloudburst Delusions of immortality vanish in a heartbeat ...
- Christmas Present A snow blower at maximum throttle has no ...
I try to keep the rust away by being an active composer and have been the conductor of the Belleville Philharmonic Orchestra in Belleville IL since 1995 and of the Belleville Philharmonic Chorale since 2001.I am a member of the American Choral Directors Association.
My compositions have been been performed by many professional, community, college and high school ensembles in Missouri, Illinois and other parts of the country.
I composed a Christmas cantata entitled, Radiance of the Light was premiered by the Belleville Philharmonic Chorale and Orchestra in December,2007 and my Piano Sonata was premiered by Michael McElvain in April,2008. A video of my piano sonata can ... more »
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Anatomy Of Arrogance
A shivering ball of fear
wrapped in a crust of pride
too thick for sharpest arrows
huddles alone but well protected.
Grown to (wo) man,
that shivering ball,
aglow with haughty lustre,
plies the difficult art
of strutting from a seated position -
hoping beyond all fearing
that none will ever come to know
the terror behind the mask.