Saturday, January 2, 2016

Meet DONOVAN OBRAY of Ben Lomond Poets Chapter

Donovan Obray is a native of northern Utah. Born in Logan, he graduated from Weber High School and discovered his love of poetry while attending Norwich University, The Military College of Vermont, where he completed degrees in Mathematics and Physics and minored in English. He accepted an officer’s commission in the United States Air Force and honorably served in Space and Missile Operations, Public Affairs and AFROTC/Higher Education Administration. Additionally, Donovan has served as an Academic Director and a Senior Instructor for Park University where he taught English, Leadership, Management and Mathematics courses. He was a Peer Review Board member for “Insight, A Journal of Scholarly Teaching” from 2008-2011 and a panelist representing Poetry at the 2014 League of Utah Writers Symposium. Donovan is a former chapter president, and currently a board member of the Utah State Poetry Society.

Frozen north winds wail
Through crushed pieces of my dreams.
Night grows colder still.
How can morning sunshine heat
My shattered heart and broke soul?

Snows feed mountain lakes.
Forests drink and green in spring.
Cherry blossoms bloom.
My teacup grows lovelier
From its cracks and golden glue.


  1. Winter winds blow bitter across mountain valleys below.....😊

  2. Hi Donovan, Great poems, thank you for sharing with us.


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