Dr. Frederick Douglas Harper (also, Frederick D. Harper) has authored more than 500 published poems. His most popular poem, “A Wedding Pledge,” has been recorded on CD, recited in more than 5,000 weddings, translated into other languages, and reprinted in various magazines. An international scholar, educational leader, journal editor, and professor of counseling, Harper has authored 14 books, including college textbooks and six poem books. His other poem books are Poems on Love and Life (1985; second edition, 2004), Romantica: On Peace and Romance (1988), Love Poems of Frederick Douglas Harper (2003), God's Gifts: Spiritual Writings (2003), and Poems for Young People (2004). Harper's poems were read regularly on WPFW Radio, 89.3 FM, in Washington, DC, by the late Napoleon “Nap” Turner for more than 15 years, alongside the poetry of the famous Langston Hughes. The power, wisdom, and inspirational value of Harper’s poetry has been compared to the great poetic writings of Rumi, Gibran, and Omar Khayyàm. His poem books have sold throughout the USA and in numerous other countries. Harper has presented public speeches at more than 200 conferences, universities, churches, luncheons, and banquets throughout the USA and in numerous other countries.