"Ars bene honesteque vivendi"


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What follows is an effort to present in blank verse my long preoccupation with two principal themes:

  • The necessity for everyone to reflect on the basics of life – how to live a decent and authentic life while struggling to survive financially with all the pressures of work, love, parenting and personal morality.
  • The hope that by recalling in verse those people (alive and dead) who have influenced me personally, I might also enable them to resonate with others who can encounter them via my words on the internet.

The format I have chosen is to explain my intentions in the opening introduction, then to present the text of the poem “Cantokentigerni” (Kentigern’s Song). It is my hope that this Canto will continue to be written over the next few years, indefinitely.