“Buttons” by Dr. Peter Henry Daley

Dr. Peter Daley has written approximately 280 poems since he began writing poetry six years ago.  Dr. Daley’s first work of poetry, “Planet Earth” and a subsequent poem, “War in Heaven” are also published in 900 Words.


I struggle with the button

broke a nail with the damn

collar button

a shirt without a button

has a certain merit

so easy to don or off

so let the beard grow

the price of elegance

too great these days

and let my hair grow

Dr. Peter Henry Daley

Dr. Peter Henry Daley

Dr. Peter Henry Daley was born November 9, 1924 and spent his early life in Barnsley, Yorkshire, England. He qualified for the practice of medicine in 1949 and served his country in the Canal Zone in Egypt. He later spent his career in the National Health Service of England. He and his family immigrated to New Zealand and eventually settled in Australia.

Mr. Daley has written several books, including "Metaphysics and The New Age" (available on Amazon). He only began writing poetry, a subject he disliked in school, after finishing his first book and joining the local writers group.

Having retired from medical practice in 1989, he now enjoys life with his son in Australia. He continues to write and lecture on his favorite subjects, philosophy and metaphysics.