Robert Charles Howard

Robert Charles Howard
Wyandotte MI
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I try to keep the rust away by being an active composer and have been the conductor of the Belleville Philharmonic Orchestra in Belleville IL since 1995 and of the Belleville Philharmonic Chorale since 2001.

I have recently published a book of poems called Unity Tree which is available from I am a member of the League of American Orc ...
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Anatomy Of Arrogance
A shivering ball of fear
wrapped in a crust of pride
too thick for sharpest arrows
huddles alone but well protected.
Captain Toro
The power scythe roared and quivered;
Black Diamonds
Farmers flocked to Blossburg's mines
    willing their abandoned plows
    to perpetual dust and rain.
How could I ever understand
what it is you choose
to call existence
and how could I ever
In memoriam, professor Earl Henry

Through shuttered eyes, I see you still -
dressed out in earthen tones


Meggie Gultiano 14 January 2009
Love this man very much.He is very kind, and very supportive when my piece, A PRAYER, was set into music by Stephen Paulus.Take care of you, Sir Robert.God bless you
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Jerry Hughes 18 October 2008
Robert Charles Howard, I can't express in mere words my admiration...
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kskdnj sajn 18 February 2007
Robert Howard's work is an inspiration. His series involving Thomas Jefferson and the 'Lewis and Clark expedition' will fascinate not only those who have aquired extensive knowledge in American history, but also to those who have not yet been quite so engaged, enchanting the reader to their own path of discovery. Robert has created a series of poetic knowledge that I hope will make its way into every history text book.
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Yvonne Rautenbach 22 January 2007
.........a real diamond
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Will Barber 16 January 2007
Robert Charles Howard is an erudite poet, whose musical and intellectual sensibilities continue to astound. With humor, wit and wisdom he guides the poetic community by example. His only lack seems to be cynicism, but others may supply that.
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Goldy Locks 01 September 2006
It is evident when you read Robert’s pieces that he as had a rich background in music. Presenting his motifs in a narrative orchestration – as if he’s configured them into scenes and acts, he tells you stories. Enjoy.
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