You can support the Society of Classical Poets in a variety of ways:

I. Participate: Write poetry and submit it; comment on others poetry; post links to the Society.

II. Buy the latest journal or download it for free and pass it on.

III. Volunteer your time to help promote the Society to readers and educators. Email for more details.

IV. Donate money via PayPal, directing the donation to the email address or mail a personal check to

Evan Mantyk
Society of Classical Poets
11 Heather Ln
Middletown, NY 10940


Featured Image: “Consummation of Empire” by Thomas Cole.

NOTE: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who harasses or disrespects you. Simply send an email to Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comment or comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society.

2 Responses

  1. George

    Dear Evan Mantyk,
    I read your piece in Echo times about Daffodils.
    One of my favorite poems, after Grays Elegy.
    But you puzzled me. You refer to ;
    “a chance encounter…by the SEA” ??
    What narrator were you referring to .?

    I thought that Wordsworth lived in the English Lake District, near Keswick.
    I had always understood that his encounter with daffodils was along the shore of one of the famous lakes, Derwent water, Ullswater , Grasmere, Windermere, or perhaps all of them.
    Daffodils do grow wild there in great profusion.
    Could you explain your reference to the SEA in this context.?
    Thank you.

    • Evan Mantyk

      Dear George,

      Thank you! I believe you are correct. It would have been a freshwater lake, technically speaking, to which Wordsworth was referring. I was using the sea in a more general sense, like the Sea of Galilee, Aral Sea, and Caspian Sea, which are technically lakes. Things seem grander in the mind’s eye. If you feel I should change it on our website just let me know. At any rate, hopefully this reply clears up any misunderstanding.

      Good day to you,


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.