Glenn Currier

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Copyright 2021 by Glenn Currier




Surprised by Astonishment


Can I still be astonished

or have I become so inured to the darkness

and fallibility in others

that I expect nothing more?

It does not surprise me if

          the wealthy ignore the poor

          fundamentalists hate nonbelievers

          I eat too much

          men abuse women

          I forget to stroke my wife’s hair

          political fervor stifles compassion

          I reject needed correction.


But I am astonished by

          nurses and doctors who care for people who abuse them

          the tenderness of a mother who loves her malformed baby

          when I’m forgiven by someone I’ve hurt bad


          politicians who compromise for the greater good

          a firefighter who runs into a burning building

          when my apology is gracefully accepted by a victim of my folly.


Astonishment can

          give me hope

          lift me from depression

          bring a smile in the midst of my sadness

          prove my humanity.


Written 9-10-21



Congratulations to my friend Glenn Currier with the introduction of his new web-site. It already shows his professionalism and great sensitivity. This will be a plus to whoever happens to stumble on it accidentally or is directed to it by a friend. His poems are from the heart and very inspiring, entertaining, happy, sad, all emotions shown in such a beautiful and special way. What a plus for poetry! 

Elizabeth Hobbs

Friend, poet and

lively creative


What can I say about Glenn Currier? First off he is a warm and inviting individual. For which I am extremely grateful. His friendship means the world to me.

As far as his poetry goes, he is masterful with his words. I love the way he so easily intertwines motion and emotion into every poem. Subjects such as light and darkness, right and wrong, pain and joy, faith and the lack thereof... all dance together eagerly across the page, delighting the reader with wonderment and pondering. Like a cool drink of water, all are extremely refreshed. It's my most earnest wish that his inkwell remain full.

Thanks to a mutual love of Poetry, Glenn Currier and I first met online at the related website, As a kindred spirit, what strikes me the most about his writing is his ‘straight from the heart’ honesty in expressing emotions and experiences. His dedication to ‘the craft,’ has allowed him to become proficient in both Rhyme and Free Verse. As a result, I always look forward to his latest literary creations. 


Chris Sorrenti (Ottawa, Canada)

Chris Sorrenti

Poet, Philosopher


James Kenneth Blalock, Poet, and author of
"Born With Our Clocks Running"




       I writing some rhyming poetry and enjoy inventing my own rhyming schemes, using internal rhymes as well as traditional end-of-line rhymes. I am not a great student of poetry form, etc. and in that sense I am definitely an amateur.  I enjoy writing using a variety of approaches, allowing my creative spirit to move me.  I write in blank verse and free verse, but also occasionally enjoy imposing a more traditional form on myself such as iambic pentameter or haiku.  

        Much of my poetry is on the websites  and for which I am immensely grateful. On these sites I can not only publish my poems, I can also get feedback from other poets and their work for knowledge and inspiration. I enjoy making comments on their poems and have found that this interaction creates a sort of virtual community. 

        I do not often use fixed meter in my poems, instead, I rely on my own sense of rhythm in my writing.  I suppose my background in and love of music has helped me in this regard. 

     I write poetry for fun and fulfillment.  Much of it has a spiritual theme because that is the emphasis in my life right now. I used to be a professional educator but my retirement, gratefully, has given me the time and space to nurture the creative and spiritual side of myself.  
     Some of my writing is about my relationships: with God, my wife, my friends, and family.  I try to let my imagination reign. I write from the space of my dreams, feelings, experiences, and spirit.

     I love flowers, trees, and natural beauty.  As I look through my photos to insert in this site, many of the folders are from our travels and most of them are of landscapes, flora, and architectural features. There are scads of pictures of cats who have blessed our lives.  

     The "our" in the above description is me and my wife to whom I've been married since 1969.  Many of my poems are about her and things I've learned from her and our relationship of more than 50 years. It is interesting see how poems I write about my higher power often could also be addressed to my wife and soulmate, Helen. 



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