Ralph F. Zimmer, 1946-2007
The passing of a dear friend to so many, Ralph Zimmer’s passing occured on Easter Sunday, 2007. Ralph will be dearly missed by so many here at Soul as well as in the poetry community. A permanent page will be set up for Ralph on the site, keeping his spirit and poetry alive.
Ralph was an amazing man, always in great spirits, and always wanting to lend a hand.
You will be missed Ralph.
Blessings, Ken Cowle
In his own words:
I was born 60 years ago and never dreamed of becoming a writer, let alone a poetry writer. But as we know, things happen as we grow older. I had one lesson in writing poetry, while I was in the seventh grade of a Catholic grammar school. That one lesson was 47 years ago, but I still remember it today, word for word as I was taught.
I thought nothing of writing until I was teasing with some friends when I was in CB radio, and one night, one of my friends found out that his mother passed away. I took all the clowning aside, and wrote my first serious poem titled Our Mothers, for him, but with all mothers in mind. Since that day, 33 years ago, I have been writing seriously. My writing is good, for a lot of people from the Soul Asylum, and from the old Poets Workshop where a lot of us came from, have said that I am good.
So I went and took 100 of my poems and had them put to publication through Publish America. The name of the book is The Essence of My Soul by Ralph F. Zimmer.
Our Soul Asylum Bookstore is looking to have copies available online.
In the meantime, please order your copy of The Essence of My Soul from
(use their Search: Zimmer)
Ralph was a recent new member to Soul Asylum Poetry but he was not new to poetry, and many here at the Soul have known Ralph for some time,,so there were many members happy to see Ralph had joined ,,, Please take the time to read some of Ralph's poetry and to buy his first book,,we know you will be glad you did,,,,,
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