No Robin Hood

And Other Poems

by Earl Handley



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/23/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 80
ISBN : 9781480808393
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 80
ISBN : 9781480808386

About the Book

No Robin Hood is a collection of poems created over a period of forty years by author Earl Handley. Most of the poems are humorous, a few are sentimental, some are cynical, some are factual, some are entirely fictional, and some are a mixture of fact and fiction. Some of his poems recount poignant times in his life, in “A Perspective” he talks about the death of his father, while in “The Last Trout” he talks about his love of fishing.

Many of the poems are about hunting with the bow and arrow. Although the author has brought home “the bacon” thirty-nine times using the bow, most of the hunting poems are about his unsuccessful hunts. He learned more from his failures than from his successes, which is evident throughout his poetry collection, No Robin Hood.

No Robin Hood
I was bow-hunting deer at Michael’s place*.
I had on a camouflage -outfit and paint on my face.
I had been on my tree-stand since well before dawn.
But I had seen no deer, not even a fawn.
Then I saw him – a six point buck –
About sixty-five yards away. I was in luck.
I fumbled for my deer-call and gave it a blow.
But the deer just ignored it. Was volume to low?
The deer turned and disappeared.
Was he gone? That is what I feared.
Suddenly he popped out – he was moving fast.
Before I could draw my bow, he ran past…

About the Author

Earl Handley is a 1955 graduate from the University of Colorado, and a 1960 graduate (J.D. Law Review) from the George Washington University Law School. He is a retired patent attorney, who was employed by the DuPont Company for thirty-five years, eight months, and six days. He hunts deer with the bow. He resides in Delaware.