Mary Havran

Rookie (1950 / Ohio)

Mary Havran Poems

1. Zpt #5 A Single Flower 1/15/2008
2. Top Ten Reasons I Would Make A Lousy Poetry Critic 3/18/2008
3. Zpt #1 Birth Of A New Day 1/14/2008
4. Zpt #2 Hope 1/14/2008
5. Zz Vapid Versus Viper 1/31/2008
6. Zpt #3 There Is More 1/14/2008
7. Zpt #4 More Than Summer 1/14/2008
8. Haiku ~ Passion Flower 3/19/2008
9. Spring Flowers ~ Irises 3/16/2008
10. Haiku ~ Legend Of The Dogwood 3/19/2008
11. Zz American Political Stanzas (President's Day) 2/18/2008
12. . Nit Picker Perjury 3/27/2008
13. Hollow Holidays (Acrostic) 12/9/2007
14. Zpt #5 A Single Flower (Repost) 2/4/2008
15. .thunderstorm Providence 3/18/2008
16. It Matters Not To The Red Wheelbarrow 2/12/2008
17. Who Writes The Most Poems Wins? 11/7/2007
18. What Else Died With Bobby? (Memorial To A Dream) 2/18/2008
19. Spring Flowers ~ Daffodils & Jonquils 3/16/2008
20. Haiku ~ Sand Dollar 3/19/2008
21. Fire On The Ridge 10/23/2007
22. Wise Men Still Find Him 12/10/2007
23. Zy A Mousetrap (A Fable ~ Author Unknown) 2/17/2008
24. Late Snow 3/19/2008
25. Zz Border Collies Dilemma Or Lessons Of A Working Dog Br Humourous Prose 3/17/2008
26. Observer’s Dilemma 3/18/2008
27. Suffer The Children 3/4/2008
28. How Brave To Leave A 1 Instead Of Stating Your Case 2/18/2008
29. Spring Flowers ~ Crocus 3/16/2008
30. Spring Flowers ~ Hyacinths 3/16/2008
31. Gray Eggs And Ham Br (In Memory Of Tommy) 3/21/2008
32. Reflections On A Recurring Dream 11/6/2007
33. Garden Of Choice 12/4/2007
34. Godsends 3/4/2008
35. Envy Exposed 2/27/2008
36. Calling Out 3/6/2008
37. Caught Up 2/15/2008
38. Wordplay With Marshmallows 12/28/2007
39. . Color Scheme 4/5/2008
40. Advice Of Elders (For What It’s Worth) 2/2/2008

Comments about Mary Havran

  • Philip Housiaux (4/14/2008 1:18:00 PM)

    The poem I read showed great deal of commitment to an important moral and personal issue. that is a good thing. thanks

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  • Werner Horne (3/11/2008 1:14:00 AM)

    Loved it Mary, somehow the tallest of trees gives most way to the wind even though they see the wind coming before most do. I send this to a friend who is till marching in the wounded ranks. I sometimes wonder if the wounded army perhaps outnumbers the fit for fight troupe. Yet you will find them deep in battle even sometimes tending the needs of others. Love from SA

  • Hugh Don Ghetit (1/26/2008 12:22:00 AM)

    Mary is a darling and witty woman. She is quick to smile, and make you laugh. When health concerns caused her to withdraw from teaching it was a loss to many. We who miss her in that field are so happy to learn she has found a place to shine again. Mary, you could always make me laugh and now through reading such lovely poems, you have sometimes managed to make me cry. All the best -Hugh

Best Poem of Mary Havran

Before The Dawn

Before dawn wind rushes
driving night’s chill westward
so vestiges of darkness
send shivers along my spine.
Facing east I fight
cold’s piercing urge to wince,
and huddled await morn’s blush.
No wind or cold may dissuade
my eyes from pending purchase
of that precious brief pink palette,
clouds trimmed in rosy piping
which dress the sky at dawn.

Read the full of Before The Dawn


On the edge I stand
Constructing paper airplanes
Crisp clean fresh sheets
Free of any dark remark
Regrets, recriminations
Would only weigh them down

Hope the force that lifts
Fate determines course

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