Category Archives: Poetry

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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Poem: The Divine Presence

By Dave Hood On a cool September evening, a few days before autumn, as the wind blows softly near the pristine lake, in a place of solitude, except for the haunting call of a loon, rustling maples leaves, calm water … Continue reading

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Poem: Worlds Apart

by Dave Hood A delicious aroma wafts through the upscale home, Where walls are adorned with abstract art, Where spaces are filled with the finest furniture money can purchase. Parked in the drive, a Lincoln Continental. Inside the home, In … Continue reading

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Prose Poem: The Abstract Painting

Dave Hood In the solace of his studio, after unexpected sad news, the abstract-expressionist painter, listens to Samuel Barber’s “Adagio for Strings,” A sorrowful sounding piece of music, evoking a feeling of melancholy within his psyche. The sound compels him … Continue reading

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Poem: Compassion

“Compassion is the basis of morality.” ― Arthur Schopenhauer By Dave Hood Witnessing the suffering of another. Perhaps a homeless man standing, on the street, shaking in the cold, requesting pocket change for a warm cup of coffee. Or a … Continue reading

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Poem: Boxing Day

“Gift giving is a true art.”—-Author Unknown Tickets to see the Toronto Maple Leafs, a new iPad, Another tablet,a second iPhone, Jazz CD’s of Miles Davis, A portable piano, a pair of designer blue jeans, A Baseball glove,a Set of … Continue reading

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