Some of these poems are from a Poetry reading I did in 1959. Most of the verses here were published over the decades after I graduated high school.
These were written in Bucktown, Pa.
My dedication was to the Ladies of My Youth.
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“Spider and the Fly”, “School is a Pain in the Neck”, “A Lesson is a Mess, Son”, “Molly’s Girdle”, “A Regret”, “Rainy Days”, “When I was Alone”, “This Year 1959”
From “Twenty-Six Poems: A Reading”
Sponcered by Agnes C. Manser
Owen J. Roberts High School
Copyright 1958, 1959
Copyright by Larry Eugene Meredith 2012
“Gatherings”, and “Optimyth”
Publicly read at the “17tth Annual Poetry Reading Against Nuclear Holocaust”
Displayed at the Ward Public Library
Published in the Anthology
A Poem to Save the World: Readings Against Nuclear War
“Old Man’s Lament”
Jo Allen, editor
“Leader’s Sonnet”, “Lonely Months”, “Lost in Love”, Out Upon the Bay”, and “Laughter and Loneliness”
Dallas Kirk Gantt, editor
“Laughter and Lonliness”
One Stop Poetry
Pete Marshall, editor
“Lost in Love”
“A Group of Noisy People”
Voices & Friends
A Little Something
Nancy Rosback, editor
“Waitin’ for Graduation”
Was written for the Class of ’59 Graduation Committee
Owen J. Roberts High School April 1959
Copyright by Larry Eugene Meredith 2009