A whimsical poem I wrote in high school.

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The Clear Waters of Crete 2016

A Window to My Past

I wrote a lot of poetry in high school. I thought I would start publishing some of it here. I found a bunch of poems printed out on dot matrix printer paper while I was cleaning out my home office last week. I’m not going to claim any of it is good. Some of it was decent enough at the time to make it into the art and literary magazine at my high school. But it was only high school.

This poem is short and sweet, and yes, it rhymes. A lot of poems I wrote in high school rhymed. Some didn’t. If I am able to find some of my “better” poems, I will share them.


I know not who I am to be,

The future no I cannot see.

I also know not what degree,

Will rid me of necessity,

Wild and young; Young and free,

I know not who I am to be.

Coding and Poetry

I believe there are some similarities between coding and writing poetry. I won’t bore you trying to write about them here today. You can read about my thoughts on symmetry as applied to API design below.

I hope you enjoyed the diversion from my usual technically focused blogs.

I am a Project Lead and Committer for the Eclipse Collections OSS project at the Eclipse Foundation. Eclipse Collections is open for contributions. If you like the library, you can let us know by starring it on GitHub.

Java Champion. Creator of the Eclipse Collections OSS Java library (http://www.eclipse.org/collections/). Inspired by Smalltalk. Opinions are my own.

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