Daniel Brick

Gold Star - 80,994 Points [none] (June 10,1947 / St. Paul MN)

Biography of Daniel Brick

Daniel Brick poet

I was born in the late 1940s which makes me one of the BABY-BOOMERS. But we could also have been called PEACE-BABIES, because that's why so many of our parents wanted
to start families - a horrendous war had ended in total victory and the Great Depression had been replaced by the New Prosperity. My parents, from lower middle backgrounds, benefited from this prosperity and were truly grateful to God and Country. But peace did not last. Ultimately, the war-mongers of the century can always find a reason for violence, and I include our nation, almost continually fighting a war somewhere, in this criticism. I'm not talking about valid or invalid reasons for war but rather the brutal FACT OF WAR... I was introduced to poetry in grade school by several gifted seniors who volunteered to come to my grade school and recite poetry for us. I still remember I enjoyed them greatly but some of my peers mocked them. Then, as a junior in high school, I had a charismatic English teacher, Mr. Kurtz, who not only taught me how to read and interpret poetry but how to appreciate it. I became a lover of poetry at age 16.

Daniel Brick's Works:

NONE A note about this issue of publishing. I would give strong encouragement to anyone wanting to publish THEIR poems. I did work as the editor for a friend's poems about his experiences in the Vietnam War, moving tragic, poems, heightened by his love for the Vietnamese. I myself am fulfilled by posting my poems here at POEMHUNTER for a group of readers I know and admire. We share our poems with each other every week.

An Incident

At the gates of paradise
the caretaker
put down his flaming sword.
The flames scorched the grass
before the moist red soil
snuffed them out.
The caretaker was weary
of guarding the gates
of a place no one knew of.

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