Silver is also precious, in addition to gold. And platinum is prized; even copper and base metals are of value. Whatever the getting of the ore within here, it is hoped that something, anything, even a gem of just a few lines, will adorn the reader’s soul when naked like the author’s. Here, then, are rhymes and rhythms, appealing to the ear, meant for hearing aloud. The themes range from optimistic views of the past & future of mankind, to music, to love, to writing itself. Poetry’s magic is offered with any consequent depth of feeling or subtlety in interpretation left to its possessor’s experience and wisdom.