Poetry is an anchor
That keeps us connected
To sparrow, boxwood, and saucer
When the tides of greed and necessity rise
To Claire de Lune and The Golden Rule
Through storms of obligation and intolerance
Of politics, cruelty and disaster
Alan Cohen was already a poet before becoming a Primary Care MD, teacher, and manager and has been living a full and varied life. He has been writing poems for 60 years and is beginning now to share some of his discoveries. He has had poems published in Our Twentieth Century’s Greatest Poems, The Beast in a Cage of Words, The New England Journal of Medicine, Adelaide Literary Magazine, and many others; has poems pending in 11 other venues; had an honorable mention in Ninth Annual Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest; and has had letters to the editor in the New Yorker and Poetry Magazine. He’s been married to Anita for 41 years, in Eugene, Oregon, these past 11.