I was born in the late 1940s which makes me one of the BABY-BOOMERS. But we could also have been called PEACE-BABIES, because that's why so many of our parents wanted
to start families - a horrendous war had ended in total victory and the Great Depression had been replaced by the New Prosperity. My parents, from lower middle backgrounds, benefited from this prosperity and were truly grateful to God and Country. But peace did not last. Ultimately, the war-mongers of the century can always find a reason for violence, and I include our nation, almost continually fighting a war somewhere, in this criticism. I'm not talking about valid or invalid reasons for war but rather the brutal FACT OF WAR... I was introduced to poetry in grade school by several gifted seniors who volunteered to come to my grade school and recite poetry for us. I still remember I enjoyed them greatly but some of my peers mocked them. Then, as a junior in high school, I had a charismatic English teacher, Mr. Kurtz, who not only taught me how to read and interpret poetry but how to appreciate it. I became a lover of poetry at age 16.

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Daniel Brick Poems

After The Poet's Death

His poems refuse
to mourn his passing, they
detach themselves from
books, magazines, wall hangings... more »

Four Taoist Poems

I

Scattered rocks lie
beneath the moss-covered boulder.... more »

The Abandoned Poem

I wrote a long poem
for you this morning
in the pure light
of an untouched day.... more »

Daniel Brick Quotes

Comments about Daniel Brick

Prabir Gayen 26 Jul 03:09
A great and very talented poet.....God bless you dear friend.....//
Soran M. H 17 May 01:37
I am very sorry, there are international poets like Daniel Brick, but he hasn’t been known and recognised well, perhaps the reason is due to the decentralized reality of poetry. Otherwise, the poet's style, language and themes are in a very poetic high level, all I wish him a good health and all the best..
Anna Banasiak 15 May 11:28
wonderful poetry, deep and thought-provoking, I enjoyed his poems so much.