Ken Nye

Rookie (April 26,1942 / Lincoln, Nebraska)

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I am 65 years old. I just retired from 42 years in the field of public education, first as a high school English teacher, then as a high school principal (for 23 of those 42 years) , and finishing up my career with 12 years as a university professor of educational leadership. I loved what I did, but I was ready to retire.

Four years ago I started writing poetry. I began with a poem ... more »

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Gold Is A Color

Storybook fables give gold a rich luster
that loses its brilliance with closer inspection.

Colors of leaves in autumn’s bright showcase
can make my heart race and fill me with wonder.
But the gold doesn’t last,
(like the red and the yellow)
and all become compost that cries for attention,
a layer of brown on
my once perfect lawn.

Brushstrokes of gold in the beauty of sunsets
thrill me with wonder of artful design.
But in minutes the sun, the source of the treasure,
continues its journey below the horizon,
and the gold of the sunset ...

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