Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Biographical--By JD DeHart--United States


Small town, of course,
like a Mellencamp song, where
not even a red light hung,
forming away from the herd,
hiking daily, learning about
animals and land, never quite
seeming to fit in a particular
place, though trying, attempting
parlance but sounding somewhat
out of kilter, then a pathway
to education and reading,
subsuming self in books, finally
finding a voice to teach,
some words to script and share,
a path among dense undergrowth
of metaphor and intended meaning.

JD DeHart is a writer and teacher.  He is currently at work on a collection of his best poems from the past five years, which he hopes to make available soon.  DeHart blogs at jddehartpoetry.blogspot.com


  1. Dear JD,
    you bring small into the spotlight under title"Biographical"
    by teaching metaphor and intended meaning. I enjoyed
    reading this. I can hardly wait for more.
    Great word crafting.

  2. Hello JD,

    With you all the way in the feeling of not quite fitting in. Perhaps you, like me, depend on poetry to convey a sense of place and belonging.
    Thank you,


  3. Nice work, thank you for sharing it with us.