Jack Rider’s collection of poems, written over the course of fifty years, is the work of an evolutionary writer assured in his craft and comfortable with many forms. It is poetry that touches the heart, the soul, is rooted to the Earth, and reflects on what it means to be human, to be a man, a husband, and a father. Approachable and relatable, the poems in Rain Drops refresh as if from an early morning shower, and share with “perspicacious glows” the intimate reflections of a life lived in respectful equipoise.
Jack Darby Rider
Jack Rider was born in Seattle, Washington, and with the exception of a few years in Hollywood, California, and Pendleton, Oregon, has lived in Washington State his entire life. He began writing poetry while working on his degree in Psychology at Central Washington University. “I would write about whatever I was feeling.” A lover of the outdoors, fishing, and hunting, he found inspiration in the places he visited, like camping at Bumping Lake east of Mount Rainer, or boating around the San Juan Islands and up the Inside Passage with his wife, Terri. He credits his sobriety of over forty years for illuminating his life and directing his values and his years of service as a U.S. Marine for his strength of body, mind, and character. But it is his mother who influenced his love of language. Precious events, time-stopping moments, and people he loves live in Jack’s poems; they paint a portrait of who he is.
- Paperback : 112 pages
- ISBN-13 : 978-1734494587
- Price: $12.95