Poems Matter

Why does a poem mean?

Heliconia Rostrata, ©2018, Oil on Canvas, by Ronald Flores-Gunkle

I paint. I write poetry. I write stories. Yet I am not a painter, nor a poet, nor a writer. As a mechanic uses different tools for different jobs, I use words, images, and rhymes — they are my brushes, my wrenches, my lexicon. My purpose is to touch you intimately, you the reader, the viewer, the shadow somewhere on the other side of the page, of the screen, of the canvas. Words and colors, these are the tools of this…



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Ronald C. Flores-Gunkle

An aging humanist hanging on to the idea that there is hope for humankind — against all current indications. You can see his published work on Amazon.