Good Morning Sunrise, A Collection of Poetry by Daniel L. Swett 158 pages   ISBN 978-1-931575-94-2 $14.95 Free postage. This work contains 110 poems of various subjects. Many will be of a comical nature, some ironic, some satirical and some of a more serious nature. All hopefully will be fun to read.

And as with all of my poetry, I believe that poetry should actually rhyme. 

 

To order send check or money order to:

Daniel L. Swett

173 Highland Circle

Swanzey, NH 03446

 

Other books by Swett:

The Girl on the Dock

Hypothetical Mishmash  

Inconsequential Essentials

A Letter to Rebecca 

June 28th on Clover Hill 


 


 
 

About the book

Perhaps the best way to describe this book is with the following poem.

Poems I thought should mostly rhyme
So now perhaps would be the time
To write a book I'd understand
If it were held within my hand
I find no fault, do not oppose
Those writing poems in mostly prose
But there are those who would, I'm sure
Prefer their poetry mostly pure
I am no expert certainly
No Masters of Fine Arts Degree
No formal training spent on me
Just simple life is what I see
I bring you a collection of
A wide range of the things I love
With subject matter quite diverse
And written here in mostly verse

Sample of the work:

 The Same Page

 

Across the park, upon a bench

I saw you with a book

Strangely enough, the same as mine

I took another look

 

In time I came, sat with you there

And read along with you

You turned the page as I did too

And soon our friendship grew

 

Throughout the years, the times were great

As we grew old in age

I always thought of that park bench

And us on the same page

 

But things did change as time went on

All things began to fade

I looked at yours and then at mine

I never turned the page
 
 Mommy Was On Her Phone

 

Was at the pool just yesterday

Too often have I seen

What yesterday I saw again

Now let me set the scene

 

A mommy and a daddy

A little girl and boy

A day of swimming at the pool

Should be a time of joy

 

But what I heard instead was this

Please mommy, watch me jump

Three more times, she yelled it out

I said Id watch her jump

 

She smiled at me and then she jumped

Mommy was on her phone

Daddy was on the laptop

The boy sat all alone

 

I said that jump was really great

She smiled again at me

Said Mommy, watch me jump again

Mommy was on her phone


 

Take me Back to the Good Olde Days

 

Oh, take me back and let me watch

My black and white TV

Those thrilling days of yesteryear

Id sit for hours to see

 

Id watch Lone Ranger ride again

With Tonto by his side

And to be sure when it is on

Id check the TV guide

 

The Mickey Mouse Club after school

Annette with all her friends

The Mouseketeers were singing songs

And setting timely trends

 

 The Howdy Doody show Id watch

With Clarabell the clown

And Lassie on the family farm

Just at the edge of town

 

There on the screen was Our Miss Brooks

Also The Price is Right

And we would sometimes watch Maverick

When it was late at night

 

Now going back a few more years

Theres Topper to be seen

Theres Fury and theres Circus Boy

Right there upon my screen

 

And Superman, I loved that show

Was seen with Lois Lane

Hes flying high up in the sky

And faster than a plane

 

We also watched The Cisco Kid

And My Friend Flicka too

The Life of Riley and Cheyenne

When Wagon Train was new

 

The Real McCoys, a must to see

Popeye and Mr. Ed

And maybe Tom and Jerry too

Before its time for bed

 

Yes, take me back, those good olde days

When I could watch a show

Like Arthur Godfrey and Blondie

On TV long ago


 


About the Authors 


      Daniel L. Swett grew up in a small town in the beautiful Monadnock region of Southwestern New Hampshire. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Nathaniel Hawthorne College and an Associates degree in Engineering at New Hampshire Technical Institute.
      While serving in the armed services, Daniel had the privilege and opportunity to travel widely in the southern part of the United States as well as throughout much of Europe. These times far from home, combined with his life growing up in rural New England, provided a unique blend of varied experiences, which he has incorporated into his writings.
      The lifestyle of his grandfather, Perley Swett, a well-known self-proclaimed poet and area legend, known locally as the "Hermit of Taylor Pond", may well have influenced the authors poetry.
      Daniel Swett is also related, although somewhat more distantly, to one of America's most famous 19th century poets, John Greenleaf Whittier. As Whittier did so successfully, the author attempts in Good Morning Sunrise to present his poetry in a style that also captures the beauty of simplicity with carefully selected lyrical lines. 

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