Category Archives: poets

End of The Day

Where does the day go? I started with such plans such resolution and, yes, even the dreaded cliche: “goals.” But what happens? As Summer Finn so aptly put it: “life.” What if someday I’ll see it all in reverse: “Here … Continue reading

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Advice to Aspiring Poets: Creativity as Spirituality

Shelton College Quarterly’s interview of the school’s poet in residence, David Smith, continues below. When transcription is completed, the entirety of the interview will be published – in order – in the Quarterly. Ed.) SCQ: Do you want to leave … Continue reading

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The Characteristics Of Modern Poets #13

The modern poet works under the assumption that everyone before him has missed the mark, at least by a little.  Nonetheless, he is content, time and again, to say of his own work, “This is close enough.”   copyright 2014

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Morning Poem, August 19, 2014

In The Cool Of The Morning   In July there is more than just the heat of the day The sweaty, sticky, exhausting heat Look at those who rise early and walk in the long shade in the lingering breath … Continue reading

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Morning Poem, August 18, 2014

Late Night   Sleepless at one-thirty I rise and open a window for a draught of real air. It is silent outside, I’ve outlasted even the crickets and cicadas. Street lamps, one near and one far make crosses of light … Continue reading

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The Characteristics of Modern Poets #12

The mystic, having once seen the truth, is patient and brave.  For him, there is no worship of counterfeit gold and no fear of counterfeit power.

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The Last Rose Of Summer

The people who first lived in this house were aristocrats. Even their women were college educated and this in a day when girls around here got married and that was it. I remember hearing my uncle talk about them. He … Continue reading

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Morning Poem, August 16, 2014

End Of Summer   The mornings are grey now no longer bright and the evening’s cool breeze though welcome warns of unremitting chill. Where is the season of green and gold that I waited so long for? It has passed … Continue reading

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Evening Poem, August 12, 2014

The Day Will Come   “The day will come,” The preacher says And I drive home, Through the changing maples and oaks Thinking about a couple of jobs around the house: Clean the brick below the shutters Rake the last … Continue reading

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Evening Poems, August 10, 2014

Here are two short poems for the evening.  I wrote both of them years ago.  The first is an attempt at haiku and the other is taken from my novel, In The Forest Of The Night.   As always, I hope … Continue reading

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