James B. Earley

James B. Earley Biography

James B. Earley was born and reared at Mounds, within the rolling hills of Southern Illinois, nine miles north of the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers. A Californian since 1956, he resides in the San Francisco Bay Area. Having served twenty-one years in the employ of the Robert Mondavi Winery, Jim retired October 2006 from his treasure ...

James B. Earley Quotes

17 June 2017

My wife once asked, 'Who is the most powerful U S public official - the President or Chief Justice Supreme Court? ' 'Neither, ' I said, 'it's the ordinary police officer. That person can legally take your life - at will.

12 July 2017

The most 'UNGODLY' moment in America, perhaps, 'tis Sunday mornings.

23 July 2017

Hitler would have been nonexistent, were it not for that lunatic fringe.

25 July 2017

History will accord President Obama's legacy, in not what he accomplished, but what he 'sought' to accomplish; for that is the measure of the man.

25 July 2017

Was it the President's color, or perhaps, something other; I'll just have to wonder, I guess!

James B. Earley Comments

Sílvia Oliveira 03 March 2008

James! Sounds so beautifully your name and your poem in the winds of the destiny! Congratulations from Brasil! When I visit California again I´d much think appreciate to meet you! Let´s keep in touch! Sílvia

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Bernice Shipman 10 May 2008

James, First let me thank you for the beautiful comment about my poem..It's Been Five Long Years.Your poem to me is beautiful because when they have passed you can still feel them there.I truly believe it.Because I believe God let's them come to you to tell you they are ok. Again thank you

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Sílvia Oliveira 24 February 2008

Touched by this poem of yours, James - it´s 'ancient'! My comment here is in a way a return to yours on my posted as 'Addict'. Let´s keep sharing! Sílvia, from Brasil (who visited South Africa in ´02)

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terry 14 April 2018

Human nature is the villain. Great poem, James

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nice poems. you are great in showing feels.that shows a good improvement. i invite you to read my poems at my poets page. that is a friendly invitation

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Sally Plumb 25 March 2009

Dear James I can't find your cemetery piece. Sorry. Try mine 'Headstones'

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Kash Earley 02 August 2008

Hello Lee! Would you be so kind as to read my poem HEAVEN! Thanking you today, and tomorrow, and today! ! ! XXXKash

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Janice Windle 27 July 2008

Jim is a warm and empathetic man and his poetry reflects this. He is a supportive, wise, understanding friend.

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The Best Poem Of James B. Earley

A Mountain Speaks

That distant valley
Far below
Was I...as a child
........Eons ago

I've known great happiness
Shared...such strife
As that of the dinosaur
Struggling for life

From a simple existence
I've seen Man grow
In the scheme of evolution
I'll watch......him go

I question......my being
Invariably...I find
.....A mere speck of sand
On......God's beach...of time


Author's note: The poem addresses Mt. Tamalpais, geographically to the immediate north of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge. (The Mountain is sometimes known as 'The Sleeping Maiden, ' of Native American legend.) From my home, overlooking the northeastern perimeter of San Francisco Bay, I am blessed with a spectacular panorama of this magnificent creation! Viewing the Mountain, north to south, one can imagine the figure of a reclining female with an abundance......of long...flowing hair.

During periods of intense reflection, considering the Mountain....its splendor...its circumstance...its aggregate history...its future...its reticent humility...and the arrogant juxtaposition of Mankind, I often wondered, should the Mountain speak...What would it have to say? This work is the manifestation of untold hours of meditative thought.......a spiritual rendition of extraordinary.....time....and place!

Thanks to Rani Turton......whose observation was the catalyst inspiring the author's remark....

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