Robert J. Bartlett
Robert J. Bartlett Poems
|1.||A Christmas Love Story - 1978||9/17/2011|
|2.||One Cotton Nightgown - Winter Version - Christmas 1987||9/17/2011|
|3.||Valentine To Vivian - 1973||9/17/2011|
|4.||A Little Ring - By Frederick L. O'neill||10/5/2011|
|5.||On Parental Love||7/8/2012|
|6.||Ode To A Miserable Day - July 5,1984||5/24/2014|
|7.||In Gratitude To Father Henry Donoghue - Fifty Years A Priest - May 10, 2014||9/13/2014|
|8.||Selected Wedding Thoughts For Robbie And Avra - May 17,2014||1/16/2016|
|9.||Just A Simple Chair||1/15/2011|
|11.||On Spelling 'worcester'||8/2/2011|
|12.||Graduation Toast To Philip P. & John J. Bartlett - Given May 22,1988||1/16/2016|
|13.||Tis A Pity Of A Ditty||5/21/2017|
|14.||No Poem Shall There Be||11/6/2017|
|15.||Graduation Toast To My Daughter - Ann Marie||10/10/2019|
|16.||Thanksgiving Made Clear||11/28/2019|
|17.||To Write A Poem||1/16/2016|
|18.||Ring Presentation Poem: Sequel Inspired By Shel Silverstein's Poem 'one Inch Tall'||8/2/2011|
|19.||Upon The Loss Of A Loved One||6/3/2018|
Comments about Robert J. Bartlett
One Cotton Nightgown - Winter Version - Christmas 1987
Oh, deck the halls with boughs of holly,
For tis the season to be jolly.
Alas, this season my spouse did reason
That a hot toddy
Must warm her body
If her nightgown's fabric sheer,
Should prove to be so very dear
That it fails to warm her skin,
Thereby, leaving her cold again.
So in deference to your plea,
For something warm to cover thee,
I have reneged on dear tradition,
And bought one gown - as you've been wishin';
So that on cold nights, when the wind doth blow,
And you hear the strains of 'ho, ho, ho,...
To Write A Poem
To write a poem is the task to which I'm set;
To write a poem says I, but I don't think I'll bet,
Upon the essence, or variety, or the choice of words I've used.
Since I've never written one before, I'm hoping you're amused.
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This is the first poem I ever wrote. The exact date wasn't documented, but it was probably circa 1952 or 1953.