What is a “Pome Gnome?”

THE “POME” GNOME is the nom de plume and business name for Stephen Scott, an energetic retiree and creative person who writes poetry. He says he has inherited a family trait that he terms “rhyming couplet disorder” and is well known for creating a myriad of poems ranging from spontaneous to epic. The conscious misspelling of the word poem is a play-on-words to describe the style of his epic biographical poems that are witty, folksy and whimsical and filled with wry humor. His style is a product of childhood influences from authors A.A. Milne, James Whitcomb Riley, Edward Lear, Ogden Nash, Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss) and newsman Charles Osgood.

Willing to accept a limited number of commissions per year, he will create a poem that is uniquely personal and suitable for milestone birthdays, funeral eulogies, anniversaries, retirements, roasts or even corporate celebrations.

Let him create a special verse for your loved one, friend or cherished family member. The process is easy to follow and the fee is quite reasonable.

About the Pome Gnome

A native of Fairhope, Alabama, Stephen Scott is a retired naval officer and educator who enjoys creating, whether it involves cooking, photography, writing poetry and music, building a deck or writing stories. He is also the author of several children’s books including Katie and the Kudzu King and Grunions with Onions.

He holds a BS and MS from Auburn University and a Master of Business Administration from Columbus State University. For over 13 years until his retirement Stephen was a medical educator with Three Rivers Area Health Education Center in West Central Georgia and held faculty positions at Medical College of Georgia & Mercer School of Medicine through this affiliation.

He is married to Adleyn Scott, a church organist and artist. He has four grown children and seven grandchildren. Adventures with his children led to his becoming a children’s book author. He enjoys music performance (percussion) and creating poems, songs and stories. He also has a love for world travel, reading, drawing and painting, story telling and playing his tuba.

What People Are Saying

"Like you, my heart is connected (via my funny bone) to “pomes.” Thank you for sharing yours with me. - Charles Osgood, CBS Sunday Morning.
"He researched the entire history of our destroyer (USS Damato DD-871) and brought it to life for us in the poem “Ballad of the Damato.” It was presented at the banquet for our 2012 ship reunion in Columbus, Georgia and was greatly applauded!" – Gene Tucker, Navy Veteran, Missouri.
He wrote poems for me that were filled with humor, excellent understanding of the occasion and poems that touched the hearts of all who heard or read the rhymes. You will never be disappointed in Steve's wit and writing abilities! – Cheryl Crosby, retired school teacher.