✨✍🏾Our Popular QUEENS, NY Poet: Bob McNeil✍🏾✨







Poets and Patrons at Chapel of the Sisters, York College, 94-15 159th Street, Jamaica, NY 11451. — with Eartha Watts HicksReese Francis and Saiku-DropSquad Akinlawon at Queens, New York.





Mr. McNeil, reciting one of my favorite childhood poems, by of course, one of my favorite authors & poets…”Annabel Lee” ~by Edgar Allan Poe 

This was an awesome & heartfelt rendition.

WoW! Dynamic Performance.

~Maxwanette A Poetess



Mr. McNeil loves his Queens Community & they him…

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With Atiba WilsonAjise VincentEartha Watts HicksSaiku-DropSquad AkinlawonBob McNeil,Tantra ZawadiFred SimpsonKeisha-Gaye AndersonJacqueline Johnson and The Afrikan Poetry Theatre (The Center For Culture).



With Bob McNeilBob BarciStephen Downey andTandy Cronyn at The National Arts Club.


Bob McNeil at St. Agnes Library/NYPL. 

Recites, Edgar Allan Poe’s: Alone


With Eartha Watts Hicks.



Praise the Majestic, Organic Pillars
by Bob McNeil

Provided the weather permits, I love taking strolls through Rufus King Park in Queens, New York. There, among the blades of grass, trees and birds, I can breathe. Under trees that lived through centuries, I feel respect for nature’s splendor. Often, during such times, I remember these lines from a Joyce Kilmer poem:

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;

A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;

Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.

Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.

Think about the wisdom of those words for a moment. There would be no life if trees were absent from this planet. The same way fish require water to survive. Mankind is dependent on trees. Thankfully, these majestic, organic pillars give us precious oxygen.

Constitutionals through the park make me realize that we owe the soil and ourselves more trees. Every person, upon getting approval from the Department of Parks and Recreation, should plant seeds and allow whole new titanic trees to flourish. Perhaps that would be the best way to celebrate genuflection-worthy nature each day of our lives.

Some of the great performers from yesterdays 3rd Annual Jackie Robinson Poetry Day! A true happening and great fun! Glad to be able to participate in such a vibrant Harlem Community!!#jrpd2018 — with Stephen DowneyBob McNeil,Angel RodriguezCarla CherryPrince A McNally,Keisha Molby-BaezRonald BullinsMarc Polite andTaneeka L. Wilder at Jackie Robinson Park.

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