Rye Harbor

Poems of the New Hampshire Seacoast

by Bruce Valley
Rye Harbor Poems, Bruce ValleyThis small volume of poetry is intended to describe the stoic, hardy magnificence of seacoast New Hampshire—and the experience of growing up in its world of granite stone walls, crashing breakers, and soaring gulls. My boyhood was spent in Rye, a quaint seaside town whose singular beauty, I believe, lies in the primitive warmth of small town friendship and the sharp contrasts of craggy shoreline, rustling marsh grass, and soft woodland.
These poems were written largely during the many long hours of waiting between rescue missions in Vietnam. I’m certain they bear at least a portion of the nostalgia for the real and the safe that one feels at such a time. — From the Preface

About the Author

Commander Bruce Valley, USN retired from the Navy in 1986, having served as Special Assistant and speechwriter to a NATO Commander in Chief in Europe, the Secretary of the Navy and the Secretary of Defense. He wrote speeches on military topics for Presidents Ronald Reagan and George Bush, Sr. Now retired from his own aerospace corporation, GlobeNet, Inc., Bruce Valley continues to enjoy those hobbies he has enjoyed since his boyhood in Rye—playing trumpet with the Cold Fusion Jazz Quartet, and participating in local hockey leagues as a goaltender. He is also the author of Seahawk: Confessions of an Old Hockey Goalie.

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80 pgs, 35 photos, 6×9; published by Forest Haven Publications; ISBN: 978-0-615-37301-0
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