The poems selected for this book were gathered from a larger collection that remains on paper napkins, Air Canada "puke" bags, restaurant menus, hotel stationery and the like. Some of my critics might quip- and perhaps justifiably - that it might have been better if they were left there. I make no claim to be a poet. I am simply driven by some inherent passion to pen words to paper especially when I'm travelling on long trips. My words tumble out on whatever is at hand and generally stay in the state they were created.
With the help and encouragement of a few wonderful friends, I have worked on a selection of some of my poems for this book in the hope that they may be read and enjoyed.
About the Author
Clyde Rose was born in Fox Island on the sou'west coast of Newfoundland. He attended school in Burgeo following which he studied at Memorial University where he later became an Assistant Professor in the English Department. He
has worked as a teacher, a naval diving officer, lecturer with the Commonwealth Institute in the U.K. and a book and software publisher. He is the editor of four books and is currently working on a language arts series for senior high school students.
This is Clyde's first book of poetry.