Your luminescence drapes my face in sheets Like garments of light you shed Like the lights of all cities I will never see I cannot bear to love you any greater It would destroy me...
This collection explores the many unexpected disguises where life and truth hide. Each work can be interpreted through the lens of the collection by asking, "Who is the guest?" The answer ranges from people in homes, to humans in nature, to compassion in strangers, to dreamers in dreams, to vices in man, to the creative power in love, and finally to the secret longing for the human mystery that we carry always in our hearts' desire.
Your creation becomes my own, to save you by your own destruction, to sanctify a world of betrayal with the ecstacy of the Father, crowned with the pain of his created beauty...
Beautifully composed and spiritually evocative, this exporation draws the reader to enter into the meaning of suffering with a new heart. All proceeds from this book will be donated to hosptials, schools, orphanages, and other works of mercy throughout the world.
Destroying or destroyed My name speaks itself Molting the changing seasons of my hope Dust chokes in my throat So human the sound So dire I know courage Becoming what the mountain emotes Eloped fluid
Sometimes Form Sometimes Vessel is David's first collection of poetry. Its wistful dialogue examines the dualistic nature shared by the individual and humanity. It discovers the person as both entitled creation and empty servant. Through content and structure, it opens a dialogue with the self, and between the self and the inevitable "us." It treats the question of how we become fully what we are.
Bite your flaxen Tongue To see the origin Close the crushing jaws Marvelous brute Annihilate the pure spectrum of the white A fine power in the mouth Like I eat my own Delicate ash imperfection That spawns the pearl Caution Or the implanted mother Will be lost among the sand...
David' second collection of poetry, Call it Perpetual, changes its focus to look outward and find how all unique individuals strive toward a shared and unifying source. One that is perpetual, indefatigable, undeniable. It examines our struggles to master our roots, as recognized by the imperative title of the work - one that still serves the strictures of articulation.
Praise for David's Poetry:
"Pure and timeless, filled with a mastery of language"
- Erika Roman Saint-Pierre, author of Locked In
"Lovely poetry that sings within long after one has read it"
- Barbara Randall, author of Jacob Daddy
"Visually rich and stimulating"
- Jefferson Scott, author of Under the Angry Sky
"...Filled with unexpected delights, these understated, tightly woven poems offer much beneath their deceptive directness. Full of taut, subtly rhythmic lines, they offer us a refreshing dignity, humility, and tenderness."
– Jim Daniels, award-wining poet, fiction writer, and screenwriter