Nashua poet: 'I just like to play with words'
After 12 years of writing poems, Scaer, a Nashua resident for about 20 years, has finally published his first book.
“I really wanted this book to entertain people,” said Scaer, a special education teacher at Pelham High School. “Honestly, I am probably the most boring guy in New Hampshire.”
“My target audience is people who, as children, liked Mother Goose, ‘A Child’s Garden of Verses’ or ‘Where the Sidewalk Ends,’ but lost their interest in poetry when it lacked rhythm, rhyme and it stopped making sense,” he said. “There’s a magic to the metrical forms that I hope will win people back to poetry.”
Scaer admits that he doesn’t write as often as he used to. When his children were younger, Scaer said, he wrote about a poem a day, but now he has time for about one poem per month.
“I love when the music of meter and rhyme stick in your head so you’ll always have a few lines of verse with you when you need them,” he added.
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