Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Cafe radio show , CFRO 100.5 FM welcomed the poet and coordinator Alan Lowe calling in at 1:10 pm PST He has served as the Coordinator of the Voices of our partners the Lincoln Poetry Contest since 2009. The contest has grown steadily and has become international. https://slolowe44.blogspot.com/
Also calling in at 1:30 pm PST, was the fascinating musician and composer Wayne Wallace. I will give him a separate feature.
ALAN LOWE (The Truth of the Matter Is ….) was born and raised in New York, but has spent over fifty-four years in California, the past seventeen living in Lincoln with his wife, Barbara. Earning a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology/Counseling from UCLA, he spent thirty-nine years working in higher education as a teacher, counselor, and administrator. He retired in 2008. His background in Psychology colors his writing, much of which centers on feelings, perceptions, and how people interact in our complex world. In retirement, he enjoys writing poetry, short stories, and plays. His poetry has placed in contests and has been published in newspapers and periodicals. Three of the plays he has written have been performed under his direction. As a member of the Poets Club of Lincoln, he has served as the Coordinator of the Voices of Lincoln Poetry Contest since 2009. The contest has grown steadily and has become international in scope. https://slolowe44.blogspot.com/
My Son, My Daughter
As I age,
I reflect on the things most important to me.
My son, my daughter,
you play a crucial role in my life.
I think a lot about what you mean to me.
It is hard to choose the words
to describe my feelings.
You are my treasures—
special in every way.
Not many gifts can a father appreciate,
as I do you.
Our phone calls each week,
bring us closer together and keep our lives intertwined.
To laugh with you, to cry with you, to hear the stories
of your adventures have been my good fortune.
It pleases me
you entered beautiful relationships and found fulfilling jobs.