Moments, Thoughts, Feelings

A Poetic Anthology

by Ken Womelsdorf



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/15/2002

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6.25x9.5
Page Count : 162
ISBN : 9781553696988

About the Book

There have been moments, thoughts, and feelings in my life that I couldn't shake. That I couldn't get out of my thinking. So I would look for peace of mind by writing them down in poetic form. The academic world would undoubtedly challenge my contention that they are poems in the purest sense, but they served the purpose of allowing me to set my thoughts free.

I often stopped in moving through life, although there are many gaps, to express what I felt at a given moment. To look at what feelings were tearing me apart, were making me whole. This anthology intends to offer glimpses of those moments, thought, and feelings.

There are three sections representing different ages, different times, different places in my life. The first is that which seems to represent much of my thinking at the ripe old age of 68.

The second part is reminiscent of those years of marriage, children, family and close friends. The third part is really the beginning. Those years when I tried to grow up and find some meaning in life.

It was one of my three sons, who reading what I had written, pointed out how the one constant in my reflections seemed to be a melancholy disposition. Hence the title and the poem that follows as part of this forward.

There are four poems by my oldest son Josh, and one by my youngest son Sam included in the anthology.

About the Author

Ken retired to Hilton Head Island in South Carolina from Ohio with his wife Lois of 19 years after a career in a variety of management positions in the manufacture of industrial products. Ken earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the City University of New York in 1957.

Ken and Lois have a total of eight children from two prior marriages, and sixteen grandchildren with two more to arrive in late fall of 2002.

Ken was born in Pennsylvania, although he grew up on New York, and spent most of his career in Midwest states. His Pennsylvania roots reach back over fourteen generations and include a town in Pennsylvania named Womelsdorf. There also is a village in Germany named Womelsdorf dating back to the 1400's.

Although Ken was never schooled in writing, he wrote his first poem while still in his teens, and has used his poetry to express his feelings about a wide variety of subjects and ideas.

Ken is an active tennis player where he can vent that energy not consumed in his writing.