Late Night

Late night —
the wind
stirs up
a storm.
I hug
my dreams
and cry.

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Harley King (15 Poems)

I am a poet and writer and have written over 4,500 poems and more than 100 short stories. I have published 12 books of poetry and 2 books of non-fiction. I first discovered haiku in college while reading a book on Zen. The first haiku book I read was Silent Flowers published by Hallmark. I spent seven years writing only haiku and have been published in most of the English language haiku magazines. I developed my own seven line poem as a result of writing haiku. I have written several thousand of these short poems years over the last 30 years long before micropoetry became popular. I am a professional speaker and have delivered over 4,500 motivational presentations and workshops on leadership, customer service, writing, art and creativity to audiences size 10 to 600. During my more than sixty years on this illustrious planet, I have been gainfully employed as a carpenter, street sweeper, car hop, corn detasseler, hospital orderly, radio announcer, book editor, publisher, freelance writer, bus driver, sports writer, bookkeeper, policy and procedures writer, forms designer, marketing vice-president, corporate executive, professional speaker, facilitator, salesman, trainer, organizational development consultant, ad writer and communications executive. Some jobs I have held for a few hours and others I have held for years. I have also had more than thirty different bosses. My Vision For My Life: I choose to plant seeds of hope in the hearts of creative and compassionate people. Books: ★ A Glimpse of Fear, Keller University Press, 2004. ★ What I Meant To Forget, Keller University Press, 2004. ★ Pierre-Auguste Renoir: An Exploration of His Painting Through Poetry, Mariposa Press, 2003. ★ Jean-Francois Millet: An Exploration of His Painting Through Poetry, Mariposa Press, 2003. ★ Vincent Van Gogh: An Exploration of His Painting Through Poetry, Mariposa Press, 2003. ★ Jan Steen: An Exploration of His Painting Through Poetry, Mariposa Press, 2003. ★ Diego Rivera: An Exploration of His Painting Through Poetry, Mariposa Press, 2002. ★ Eastman Johnson: An Exploration of His Painting Through Poetry, Mariposa Press, 2002. ★ Like a Hammer, Mariposa Press, 2002. ★ It’s Okay To Cry, Mariposa Press, 2000, paperback revised. ★ It’s Okay To Cry, K & K Communications, 1998, hardback. ★ The World of Speaking, K & K Communications, 1995. ★ Mother, Don’t Lock Me In That Closet!, Keller University Press, 1989. ★ Empty Playground, K & K Communications, 1980. ★ Winter Silence, K & K Communications, 1977.

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