Submission Guidelines: Send unpublished poems in the body of an email (NO ATTACHMENTS) to nvneditor[at] No simultaneous submissions. Use "Verse News Submission" as the subject line. Send a brief bio. No payment. Authors retain all rights after 1st-time appearance here. Scroll down the right sidebar for the fine print.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013


by Mary E. Moore

Photo: Paul Moock

There are no commuters. All live on campus.
Spacious, well-maintained dormitories are coed.
A diversity of social activities is offered and,
in the absence of sororities and fraternities,
an atmosphere of universal fellowship prevails.
Elective classes, lectures and discussion groups abound.
Independent Study is the only required course.
Continuous throughout residency, it incorporates
elements of philosophy, psychology and physiology.
Some students graduate after short enrollments.
Others graduate gradually over many semesters.
Commencement services are held off campus.

Mary E. Moore is a retired physician/educator who moved to a Continuing Care Retirement Community almost three years ago. Since living there she has been struck by the similarities between life there and what she encountered living at college. Dr. Moore's poetry has been published in print journals such as Light, Raintown Review, Modern English Tanka; on-line at The Hypertexts, Tilt-a-Whirl, and Bumbershoot; and in several anthologies.