Barry Middleton


Barry Middleton Poems

881. Ode For A Dryad 3/22/2015
882. A Fisherman's Prayer 3/24/2016
883. Accumulated Defense 3/23/2016
884. Dragon Fire 3/22/2016
885. Mobile Bay 1964 3/23/2016
886. Refugee 3/26/2016
887. Write What You Know 3/27/2016
888. Mare Sirenum 3/28/2016
889. Panic 2 A.M. 3/30/2016
890. Lost Soul 3/11/2016
891. The Addict 3/14/2016
892. Who Can Love 3/14/2016
893. Four More Haiku 3/10/2016
894. The County Fair 3/22/2016
895. Resisting The Siren 2/17/2016
896. Can Only Blind Men See 2/18/2016
897. Retreating 2/20/2016
898. Lost Summer Love 2/18/2016
899. Love Passes 2/19/2016
900. The Soul 2/24/2016
901. God Participle 3/4/2016
902. Apollo And Daphne 2/22/2016
903. Movement 3/6/2016
904. Hero 3/8/2016
905. The New Mystic 1/29/2016
906. Withdrawal 1/30/2016
907. Sabotage 2/4/2016
908. Sundown And Dark Lands 2/6/2016
909. My Father's Son 2/6/2016
910. A Constant Fire 2/6/2016
911. Astonishment 2/6/2016
912. Sun Fire 2/9/2016
913. Bereft 2/15/2016
914. A Space Between 5/9/2016
915. Old Man Waiting 4/30/2016
916. Two Rocks 5/1/2016
917. Brain Damage 4/19/2016
918. Mississippi Essay 1964 5/17/2016
919. Wishing 5/17/2016
920. Never Grow Old 5/31/2016
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 ...

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Spring Signs

The first orchid is open now,
an angel with silver wings.

A bird nest fern is still asleep,
and dreams of magical things.

Spring comes but once a year
to freshen the garden again.

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