poet Robert Charles Howard

Robert Charles Howard

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  • Meggie Gultiano Meggie Gultiano (1/14/2009 6:44:00 AM)

    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 (10/18/2008 8:55:00 PM)

    Robert Charles Howard, I can't express in mere words my admiration...

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  • kskdnj sajn (2/18/2007 1:22:00 PM)

    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 (1/22/2007 11:28:00 AM)

    .........a real diamond

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  • Will Barber (1/16/2007 3:45:00 AM)

    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 (9/1/2006 6:29:00 AM)

    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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Best Poem of Robert Charles Howard

Black Diamonds

Farmers flocked to Blossburg's mines
    willing their abandoned plows
    to perpetual dust and rain.

Burrowing into the Tioga hills,
    with Keagle picks and sledges,
    they filled their trams with rough cut coal.

Black diamonds - carved for waiting boilers
    of New England mills and trains
    and Pennsylvania's winter stoves.

Brothers, Frank and Asher swung their picks,
    in tunnels deep beneath the hills
    and brushed away the clouds of soot.

Their coughs at first seemed harmless,
    as from nagging colds or flus -
 ...

Read the full of Black Diamonds

Songbird

Robin hums as she tends her garden
while birds perch all around
waiting for rustling seeds
to fill the slender columns.
Humming birds hover near
to sip sweet nectar mixed for them alone.

On concert nights her voice takes flight.
and fills the hall with her radiant soul.