September 17, 2018

The Poetry of Wayne King

The Poetry of Wayne King

Editor’s Note: The featured image is Wind in the Maple by Wayne King.
“Wind in the Washline” and “The Prevariating Day” Copyright 2021, by Wayne D. King, Published by Moosewood Publishing Excerpted by permission. All rights reserved.

Wind in the Washline

Peace Comes on a Breeze

Spirits Rise, Hope is Reborn

The Washline Dances

The Prevaricating Day

Summer in the North Country

A warm breeze, briefly noted.

Through pine and hardwood,

Crossing fields of corn and

Unmown grass portending hay

Cutting, courting, cunning

Teasing, testing, trimming

As if intending to remain,

Yet only taunting.

June days, behind us now,

Beckoned us out, out

Out to shake off winter

Stubbornly liberating spring

A month of April showers,

Ours for but a pair of days,

Dried to hard baked soil by May

Constraining wildflowers

Still pushing, prodding, poking through

Heralding summer’s silken start.

Now, even as a warm wind blows from the West,

Turning winged wind turbines

Rising from the ridge

Leaves of red and orange burst forth,

From windblown maple

Pecking, peaking

Flaring, fusillade of fall

From a tableau of green and blue

A warning beacon, summer is fleeting!

Autumn lies just beneath the surface

Of the prevaricating day.

The Gathering Storm

The Gathering Storm

Borne on an ill wind, our own

Confers no favor.


Wayne D. King is an award winning photographer and author. His images are a celebration of life, blending the real and the surreal to achieve a sense of place or time that reaches beyond the moment into what he calls a “dreamlike quintessentialism” designed to spark an emotional response. Using digital enhancement, handcrafting, painting, and sometimes even straight photography, King takes the viewer to a place that is beyond simple truth to where truth meets passion, hope and dreams. King holds a BS Degree in Environmental Conservation and a Masters Degree in Science Education from the University of New Hampshire, Durham. A three term former State Senator from New Hampshire, Wayne King was the 1994 Democratic nominee for Governor. King is also the founder of The Electronic Community, a group of social entrepreneurs who helped introduce the Internet to West Africa and continue to work on social and development issues in West Africa. King was also Publisher and Editor of Heart of New Hampshire Magazine and most recently CEO of MOP Environmental Solutions, a public environmental remediation company.

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