Modern Poetry contains poetry that reflects a little of the poet's childhood days (Beds, for example, relates my experience withthe growing of flowers back in the sixties but melds in with recent occurrences), and includes life stories of friends andthose around me. More recently the settings for the poetry include locations to which I have traveled in Asia (HongKong); Europe (France, Italy); and North America (USA and Canada). In Christmas Shopping, I try to bring the readersto various countries in their searches for items endemic to their locations. I did not physically go to these stores butmy research led me to them. The purpose, here, is to have the readers relate to their local Department store. I believe itdelivers their personal involvement and help to take them to the location with which they are familiar or to which theycan go and experience.