Harlan Simantel

Rookie (August 8,1951 / Hillsboro, Oregon USA)

Harlan Simantel
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I'm an artist with a comprehensive web site (www.harart.com) that shows my paintings, drawings, and cartoons. It also includes a free, easy 16-lesson acrylic painting course.

I was first exposed to poetry in high school, attracted to Emily Dickinson's intelligence, spiritual independence, and creative passion. I admire other poets too, especially those whose humor shows thru (e.g. Ogden Nash, Dorothy Parker) . I've written an article, A lesson from the life of Emily Dickinson: http: //www.harart.com/hartext/emily.html

I occasionally wrote humorous poems on birthday cards and special occasions over the years. Starting in 2005 I began writing poetry fairly often as... more »

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  • Peter Cunningham (2/8/2018 5:53:00 PM)

    Obituary: http: //www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Harlan-Harold-Simantel-85440808

  • Peter Cunningham (2/8/2018 5:44:00 PM)

    Mr. Simantel's paintings are wonderful, and used to be on the Web. I copied them to my computer before they vanished. Does he still paint? Why can't we see new ones?

  • Nithya Raghavan (10/27/2008 4:03:00 AM)

    that was a good one..but i felt that it could have been a little more longer.
    good work.keep it up! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

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Best Poem of Harlan Simantel


Thanks for your fresh Spirit
You supply each day
Thanks for guidance
Along the way.
Thanks for birds
And the music they sing,
Thanks for dogs
And the affection they bring.
Thanks for cats, big and small -
I'm amazed at how
You created them all.
Thanks for the sky,
Blue or cloudy,
Thanks for storms
When nature gets rowdy!
Thanks for sex
It feels so good,
Thanks for renewing
A good attitude.
Thanks for friends
In heaven and earth
They're priceless -
That's what they're worth.
Thanks for skill
You gladly endow, ...

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