Robert E. Kogan
March 24, 1937 - June 8, 2000

"One purpose of my writing is to enable the reader to feel the same emotions I felt while I was writing a particular poem. If I have been successful, if we can share a common experience, then we have truly communicated, waded in the same waters, heard the same melodies, lived our lives as connected parts of the same whole"

~ Robert E. Kogan
   Rhymes of Romance, Poems of Passion


Welcome to this site dedicated to the poetry of Robert E. Kogan. I wanted to create a place where I could share my father's passion for poetry with my family and friends - those I know and those I have yet to meet. Before my father passed away in 2000, he had a website of his poetry. He was part of a community of online poets, and this new found family of bards became a source of friendship, inspiration and support. 

Unfortunately, due to administrative issues, his site was taken down in 2002. I wanted to recreate a site that would allow my family to again share his poetry with the world. While I wasn't able to duplicate the original, I hope this site captures his spirit and would make him proud.

This site is a work in progress. Most of the poems are from my dad's second book, Love Heals: 31 Days of Loving You and Other Poems. I plan to add more poems from his first book, Rhymes of Romance, Poems of Passion in the future. I started this project as a tribute to my father, but along the way it became much more to me. Retyping my dad's poems gave me an opportunity to appreciate and reflect on his words in ways I had not done before. It provided me with greater insight to him as a man, a father, a husband and a friend. I hope these poems touch and inspire you, just as they have done for me.

I encourage you to share this site with your friends. I also invite you to share your thoughts, feelings, a favorite poem or maybe even a poem of your own on our "Share a Poem" page. 


Lisa Kogan-Praska


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