Barry Middleton


Barry Middleton Poems

1. November 2 -new- 1/20/2018
2. Forest Home -new- 1/18/2018
3. First Frost -new- 1/19/2018
4. The Train -new- 1/7/2018
5. The Watchman -new- 1/8/2018
6. Buddha And The Breeze -new- 1/9/2018
7. Walk With Me -new- 1/9/2018
8. Surrender -new- 1/10/2018
9. Soft Claws -new- 1/10/2018
10. Love Changes -new- 1/10/2018
11. Spring And Love -new- 1/11/2018
12. Mausoleum -new- 1/11/2018
13. Tiger Dream -new- 1/11/2018
14. The Woodland Cathedral -new- 1/12/2018
15. Storms Of Hate -new- 1/13/2018
16. Hurricanes And Firestorms -new- 1/13/2018
17. Things That Matter -new- 1/14/2018
18. In A Silent Forest -new- 1/15/2018
19. Did I Invent Despair -new- 1/15/2018
20. The Sea Frightens Me 12/29/2017
21. Greed 12/31/2017
22. Autumn Memory -new- 1/17/2018
23. Rosebud In The Snow -new- 1/17/2018
24. Sunrise And Sunset 11/29/2017
25. I Canot Forget You 11/30/2017
26. On The Island 11/22/2017
27. Survivor 12/3/2017
28. Salamander 12/4/2017
29. Necessary Roses 12/7/2017
30. Strange Feelings 12/8/2017
31. Beneath The Goldfish Bridge 12/9/2017
32. The Darkness 12/11/2017
33. Happiness 2 12/13/2017
34. The Ritual 12/15/2017
35. The Poetry Of Hope 12/15/2017
36. Civilization 12/16/2017
37. Season Of Storm 12/19/2017
38. Stoned 12/20/2017
39. On A Night In Autumn 12/21/2017
40. Fall Memory 12/23/2017

Comments about Barry Middleton

  • Caroline victory (11/13/2017 12:20:00 PM)

    I hope you get this Barry, I loved your book- your old riff on parlane- that was funny! My email address is: carolinevictory765@yahoo.com...👌🏻

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  • Subhas Chandra Chakra Subhas Chandra Chakra (8/30/2017 10:17:00 AM)

    It's a great poem from Barry.. a rare and unique one this year.
    Congratulations for the award deserved..
    Subhas

  • James Smith (7/27/2017 8:54:00 AM)

    I have just been reading Notebook 13 with great pleasure.Dinoland really struck a chord having had just that experience most of my life. Many thanks for your poetry. Harrison Smith

  • Denis Mair Denis Mair (5/3/2017 2:11:00 PM)

    I see in your reply to Marianne Reninger below that you live in Sarasota. I went to Sarasota twice because of a man named Elling Eide, who founded a private library dedicated to Chinese poetry and art. It was written up two weeks ago in the New York Times. The library was established to house Mr. Eide's book collection. There was a beautiful botanical garden on the site, abutting on that crescent beach of white sand. I visited the garden while Elling Eide was alive, before the Center was actually established. My brother is a board member of the Elling Eide Center. (Elling Eide was his classmate at Harvard.) . Here is a link to the New York Times article about it: :
    https: //www.nytimes.com/2017/04/08/us/elling-eide-library-sarasota-florida-chinese-literature.html? _r=0

  • Annette Aitken Annette Aitken (10/15/2016 9:56:00 AM)

    I love reading Barry's work...as reading through alot of his work it is like a little movie unfolding right in front of your very eyes....His great words paint such wonderful pictuers. I alway feel so relaxed after reading Barry's work...Come read and enjoy what he has to offer...you won't be disappointed.

  • Pamela Sinicrope Pamela Sinicrope (6/27/2016 2:30:00 PM)

    So glad to have encountered Barry Middleton. He cares... about the writing, the speaker, the reader, and the content of his work. His poetry ranges from musical and rhyming, to analytical free verse, to poems that evoke memory, the past, and witness to history. As a fellow poet, Barry has been an inspiration to me and I appreciate this thoughtful commentaries, passion, and critical advice.

  • Dimitrios Galanis Dimitrios Galanis (5/30/2016 8:58:00 AM)

    Wording of thoughtful, innovative, sensitive feelings in the poems of Barry Moddleton runs as clear waters do in peaceful creeks and you feel its dew painting your senses.

  • Barry Middleton Barry Middleton (5/17/2016 8:09:00 AM)

    Marianne, I have lived in Sarasota since 1989. I commuted to Venice Hospital for work. My memory is poor by I vaguely remember The Wedgwood. Yes indeed it is a small world.

  • Marianne Reninger Marianne Reninger (5/17/2016 8:01:00 AM)

    Barry, I just read your bio and didn't realize we were in Venice, Fl. at the same time! We lived there from 1974-1993. My husband, Jim, and I were raising our 2 kids, living on Fiesole St. on the island, and running our restaurant, The Wedgwood, and Everymans/(soon to be Stormin'Normans after Jim's brother Norm) . I was active in the Art League, member of Florida Artists Group, and writing some then too. In the 90's we moved to Asheville where we have lived ever since. My daughter Jill grew up to be a Child's Mental Health specialist, and now is a director at the Safe Children's Coalition run by the Y. Small world. Wish I had known you then. Where do you live now? Marianne Larsen Reninger

  • Barry Middleton Barry Middleton (3/7/2016 8:18:00 AM)

    Thank you so much Nosheen for the kind and encouraging comment.

Best Poem of Barry Middleton

Letter To Myself

I wish that I had written you
when I was young and strong and wise
I knew that I would never die
I'd face the world without disguise

but as I pen this note to you
I have grown old and tired and weak
but I recall that hopeful youth
it is to you that I must speak

I can but say what I was told
to quietly sit and watch the crowd
and see the good and evil there
and think before I speak aloud

and though I wrote it long ago
I would not take my own advice
and that has put me on this path
with wishing that I had thought twice

I've come to ...

Read the full of Letter To Myself

A Woman

a woman I knew for a moment
when we danced for a season or two
was the comfort of stars and midnight
and a waltz and an I love you

why oh why
can love never stay
seasons turn
then drift away

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