Author Archives: Dave Hood

About Dave Hood

Lover of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction. Professional photographer and writer. Without the arts, life would be rather mundane, like a walk down the same old path on a dull day.

Prose Poem: The Urban Cyclist

Dave Hood It’s a sweltering summer day in the city. You’ve decided to embrace cycling, make it part of your exercise regimen. So you’re attired in a blue helmet, dark sunglasses, yellow jersey, black shorts, light-weight cycling shoes, ready to … Continue reading

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Poem: Meditation

Dave Hood The morning sunshine’s streaming into the bedroom. That’s my alarm clock to wake up, rise out of bed, begin my daily mediation. Though still fatigued from a restless sleep of worry, occasional nightmare, I’ll perform what’s become part … Continue reading

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Collage Essay: On Grief

By Dave Hood The loneliness without you is beyond belief I can’t come to terms with this feeling called grief ~Paul Brown Loss evokes grief. And grief expresses itself as mental pain and suffering, sorrow, depression, mental anguish. The most powerful … Continue reading

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Collage Essay: On Kindness

Dave H “No one has ever become poor by giving,” Anne Frank wrote. Yet, when I read the history books or gaze at the outer world, I notice an utter lack of kindness in humanity. There is a lack of generosity … Continue reading

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Collage Essay: On Self

By Dave Hood What is “self?” For most people, self means personal identity. Self answers the question: Who am I? Self is also part of the psyche or mind. It is a collection of experiences and memories, thoughts and emotions, … Continue reading

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