Tag Archives: poetry

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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From My Notebook: ” Where to Discover Inspiration”

By Dave Hood Inspiration often begins with a passion. Yo-Yo Ma said, “Passion is one great force that unleashes creativity, because if you’re passionate about something, then you’re more willing to take risks. Webster’s defines inspiration as an idea, person, … Continue reading

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The Writer’s Life: Keeping a Notebook

Dave Hood   What propels the writer, any person who dreams of publishing their first piece of creative writing or the established writer who desires to publish again, to keep a notebook? Many things. The notebook can provide inspiration, reminding … Continue reading

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Poem: Homeless Man

By Dave Hood After a night in the shelter, where bed bugs bite, where derelicts mutter in their sleep, where the only meal is soup and ham sandwich, an unemployed, divorced, middle-aged man, sits crossed-legged like a Buddhist statue, next … Continue reading

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Poem: After a Funeral

By Dave Hood At a coffee shop, following a funeral, for a friendly neighbor, an elderly woman who died from long time afflictions of dementia, The type of event that inspires one to ponder life’s big questions, the believer and … Continue reading

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Poem: The Numinous

By Dave Hood On sunny afternoon in Late August, while strolling alone in the woods, contemplating my destiny, I gaze at the dancing Maple leaves, swaying trees, notice a golden stream of light, illuminating the pathway, feel a soft breeze … Continue reading

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What is War?

By Dave Hood “Only the dead have seen the end of war.” ― Plato As a boy, you learn in school that War is an atomic bomb dropped from a plane, High in the sky, annihilating a city Filled with … Continue reading

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