Dusty Grein is the Managing Editor of Rhetoric Askew—a small press publishing company—as well as a graphics designer, author, and poet. Originally from Federal Way, Washington, he is a lifetime resident of the Pacific Northwest. His critically acclaimed novel, The Sleeping Giant, is available in print and as a Kindle Select title. His shorter works and award-winning poetry have been published in several collections, including Chicken Soup for the Soul, OWS Inked and The Quarterday Review. An ACP certified poet and self-proclaimed neo-classicist, his poetic focus is on keeping metered poetry fresh and alive–both the classic forms of yesterday and the newest ones of today. He is a consulting editor for the Quarterday Review and a contributing member of The Society of Classical Poets. Several of his how-to essays on writing classical poetry are available online. His blog, From Grandpa’s Heart… is followed by fans around the world. Dusty Grein Poetry and Prose Published by the Society https://classicalpoets.org/white-wolf-black-wolf-a-cherokee-story-and-other-poetry-by-dusty-grein/ https://classicalpoets.org/ten-of-the-best-poems-by-robert-frost-that-youve-probably-never-read/ https://classicalpoets.org/sweet-recollections-and-other-poetry-by-dusty-grein/ https://classicalpoets.org/ode-to-a-soldiers-wife-by-dusty-grein/ https://classicalpoets.org/the-price-and-other-poetry-by-dusty-grein/ https://classicalpoets.org/how-to-write-a-villanelle-with-examples/ NOTE TO READERS: If you enjoyed this poem or other content, please consider making a donation to the Society of Classical Poets. The Society of Classical Poets does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or commentary.