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Clyde McCulley

Updated: Tue, 7 Jun 2022 11:08 pm

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Clyde McCulley is a retired college professor of art. He has published several books and is now writing poems, many relating to his own childhood. He turned eighty years old recently and published a book of selected poems, named "The Eighty Year Old Virgin Poet" All of his poetry has been written in the last 18 months, so he truly was a virgin to poetry writing. He lives in Portland Maine with his wife Susan and cat Shadow.

the sound of the sun

the sound of the sun lying in bed he hears the sun rise forest full of trees trees full of birds birds full of song he rises, feels for his cane shuffles his way outside to the warmth of the sun and orchestra of birds turns towards the rays that he cannot see opens his ear lids and smiles at the morning

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Audio entries by Clyde McCulley

the poor boy that had no Christmas (17/12/2021)

the tattered old man on Christmas Eve (14/12/2021)

waiting for the first snowflakes (07/12/2021)

I am now starting to do Audios of some of my poems. Please listen and see what an old boy from Arkansas sounds like. (15/03/2021)

the old kitchen tin box (12/03/2021)

poet's dilemma (09/03/2021)

four walls (08/03/2021)

someone's forgotten cottage (06/03/2021)

woods filled with snow (05/03/2021)

a pair of old cowboy boots (18/01/2021)

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clyde McCulley

Sat 18th Dec 2021 20:53

Thank you, I will be listening!

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Ruth O'Reilly

Sat 18th Dec 2021 10:02

Hi Clyde! Just to let you know that your poem will be featured on my show this Sunday after 4pm GMT on if you want to listen. Thanks a million for taking part ☺


Wed 30th Sep 2020 16:35

Thanks for your comment on "Mother Inez".

(you don't look too happy in your photo.
did someone shoot your dog?)


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