Valley of Ice

A collection of short stories, poems and photos from a group of writers at Newfound Lake, NH.  Now out of print it was one of my few published attempts at poetry after college…


The sample is the poem I wrote for Valley of Ice after the passing of my wife in 2012.  I originally composed it while sitting at the dock watching as she paddled about on a kayak shortly after her stage 4 diagnosis. It took me until well after she was gone to finish it.  The ending came on that same dock as I reflected on what I had learned of her inner strength and how it had made me better. I hope you enjoy it.