I want you to come into this room I have created and sit down and relax. Grab a drink if you
want and open your minds and read and feel the poetry I will be posting here regularly.
Over the years I have read a lot of poetry. In the beginning, it was because I was made to read
and learn, but gradually because of my teacher and his enthusiasm, I learned to love poetry.
In the beginning it was Shakespeare, but I was also exposed to other poets who told me about the
world and spoke to me of their experiences. "Rocky Lane" my teacher did not force me to love
literature instead he infected me with his passion.
Now 40 years later "Rocky Lane" is revisited and some of the poems here are what "Rocky" introduced
me to all those years ago. The majority however, are the result of his infection and are poems that
I have read later in life as I've travelled around the world. One important thing he taught me was
never to close my mind and never to stick to the main road. "Sometimes" he used to say, "it is nice
to wander down the side roads and explore".
If you were to ask me who my favourite poet was, I would still have to say Shakespeare and for this
reason you will find a site dedicated to the Sonnets of Shakespeare. Similarly, if you were to ask
me what my favourite poem was, I would probably say the one that impresses me is Oscar Wilde's
"Ballad of Reading Gaol" or the "Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner" or "The Rubaiyat of Omar Khyam", and
again there are sites for these poems, but there are so many other poems that I have discovered and
want to share with you and that is the purpose here. I will not be sticking to any genre, or any time,
instead, I will just be posting the poetry that I like. Perhaps, this site should be called, "The Worlds
Poetry" because I do not believe that poetry is sectarian, and instead I believe it is universal.
I hope you enjoy reading what I have posted as much as I do.
One thing I would ask of you is that I get feedback from you, I would so much like to know what you read
and who knows, I might enjoy it also and perhaps it will help me select my next poem.