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JD DeHart

JD DeHart is a writer and teacher. He blogs about books and authors at dehartreadingandlitresources.blogspot.com and publishes poetry at onpossibilitypoems.blogspot.com.

DeHart is the author of The Truth About Snails, a poetry collection. It is available from Amazon.





JD's Origami microchaps & selected poems are below.

Origami Microchap

Selected Poem(s)

Teacher Poems  


JD DeHart SM CVR Teacher Poems

Cover design by Lauri Burke




Little boy, little boy,
why do you stare –
Little girl, little girl,
why just sit there –
How is that you are
so young and have quit –
Where is your interest
and how can I spark it?

JD DeHart © 2018


Something Verdant

Cover: Grassy Green by Lauri Burke
All Origami micro-chapbooks
may be downloaded from
this website.


This is the place
I was raised, this small
the place I learned
my name, beliefs,
how to be,
to shake hands, exist
as a polite being,
This is the place
I stretched my legs
and began to walk
on the earth.
JD DeHart © 2016

Assembling the Moving Parts



Cover image from the Web


Assembling Line

it is as if they are standing
toe to toe
back to back
arranging the small colored pebbles
pretending that if they glue
them all together just right
they produce a living, thinking
whole being
but people do not grow this way
the truth is much more organic,
existential, and complicated.
JD DeHart© 2014