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Poems

We're pleased to publish the work of local poets, showing us moments of life in Central New York.

Most take only a minute to read.

A trip to the Saint Marianne Cope Shrine and Museum in Syracuse inspired this poem.

A Visit to St. Joseph's

Poem by Maryann Vanderpool-Imundo

Berry Hill Book Shop in Deansboro is the setting for this poetically romantic encounter.

At the used bookstore on Route 12

Poem by Terry Rainey, a poet of Clinton, NY

Munson Williams Proctor Institute in Utica holds treasures of inspiration.

At the Art Museum

Poem and photo by Sue Smith Romero, a poet of Sherrill, NY

There is wonder in obvious gems if we dare to notice.

Diamonds, Mine!

Poem and photo by Richard M. Barrett, a poet of Mohawk, NY

A poetic picture of Utica's resilience.

All in a Name

Poem by Richard M. Barrett, a poet of Mohawk, NY
Photo by Sue Smith Romero

If you sew or write or create anything at all, you'll understand this poem about the need to bring something new into the world.

A Loose Thread

Poem by Cathrine Reynolds, a poet of Clinton, NY

A touching memory of childhood joy on the ice.

After School

Poem and photo by Richard M. Barrett, a poet of Mohawk, NY

A dreaded visit is met with warm hospitality.

Receiver of Taxes

Poem by Terry Rainey, a poet of Clinton, NY
Photo by Zach Lewis, also of Clinton