John Starks - Collections of Writings



I have written sonnets for a number of years. From time to time, I may share a sonnet with this community of readers and/or writers.

Email address is: poetjohn70@hotmail.com

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Of Faith And LoveFaith should be lived and all should be free to decide. A coerced believer cannot honor God if he us under duress!8/23/2016
Of Faith And LoveFaith should be lived and all should be free to decide. A coerced believer cannot honor God if he us under duress!8/23/2016
Of Faith And LoveFaith should be lived and all should be free to decide. A coerced believer cannot honor God if he us under duress!8/23/2016
"Of A Nobleman" and Other Poems!Of a great man, a prophetic bard, and slices of life.8/8/2016
Of Poems and Other SonnetsAn assortment of sonnets!8/7/2016
'Twas Something There!A quiet realization!7/11/2016
But Thoughts of YouCogitative reflections on my Love!7/7/2016
PerplexityChallenging beliefs is difficult; yet growth is nearly impossible without doing so. Perhaps reflection would confirm ingrained views or provide an occasion to formulate new beliefs and better reasoned conclusion.6/26/2016
PerplexityChallenging beliefs is difficult; yet growth is nearly impossible without doing so. Perhaps reflection would confirm ingrained views or provide an occasion to formulate new beliefs and better reasoned conclusion.6/26/2016
PerplexityChallenging beliefs is difficult; yet growth is nearly impossible without doing so. Perhaps reflection would confirm ingrained views or provide an occasion to formulate new beliefs and better reasoned conclusion.6/26/2016
PerplexityChallenging beliefs is difficult; yet growth is nearly impossible without doing so. Perhaps reflection would confirm ingrained views or provide an occasion to formulate new beliefs and better reasoned conclusion.6/26/2016
PerplexityChallenging beliefs is difficult; yet growth is nearly impossible without doing so. Perhaps reflection would confirm ingrained views or provide an occasion to formulate new beliefs and better reasoned conclusion.6/26/2016
Happy Birthday!Poetic sentiments!6/11/2016
TrifectaTo be inferred by the reader!6/10/2016
I Slalom Yet Uphill!Wording passion is tantamount to slaloming uphill, as each seems to prove impossible! Yet we would dare capture passion in some inadequate linguistic form, for we believe that the ineffable may fall from our lips or stream from our quills in some metaphorical manner at the least.6/7/2016
A Poet's Clean Dirty Work!A poet, if honest, must address both major and minor injustices with both skill and diplomacy! 10/22/2015
Tidbits For The Nitwits, or Quasi- Intellectuals, or Quidnuncs.If poetry is your delight, you may wish to take a bite......4/14/2013
United NationsThis collection celebrates some of the magnificent poets of VN. As I may not be able to celebrate all, I offer a sampling that proves representative of the types that are, too, worthy of such praise. May VN endure eternally!4/14/2013
Splendid Nature!This is a collection of Nature poems. One or two may be a little humorous; however, in the main they are reflections on the wonders of the natural world.4/3/2013
A Celebration of Our VN Patriarch: ROY KNEALEThough adequately singing the praises of Sir ROY KNEALE proves unlikely, I, as others, attempt to do so out of my admiration of such a one. He is as great a man as he is a BARD. My clebration of ROY, though flawed, is heartfelt. I trust that the intent, if not content, brings him a modicum of joy. 3/22/2013
Long-distance Love!Maintaining relationships across distance.1/20/2013
Nude And Rude, Or Blessed And DressedA poetic apology12/28/2012
The Connecticut Tragedy: The Loss Of ChildrenGun play and the resultant loss of young lives.12/21/2012
Food For The SoulSpiritual and Inspirational poems that encourage hope and faith.12/17/2012
Love Poems (Book 2)Sonnet type poems. Traditional, yet modern.10/31/2012
Love PoemsSonnet type poems. Traditional, yet modern!10/23/2012
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