Forthright But Furtive: A digest of poetry and diatribes

Author: David Bruce Patterson


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For 15 weeks, I anticipated David’s lessons. His examples glided along the page. I compare it to skating or singing, performed by a star. Or a tapestry sewn with colourful threads of humanity, with a Wizard’s needle, and a crystal heart. Every line brings clarity.

Yes, that’s how I feel. That’s how it should be said. Appearing so effortlessly, yet meant to be. Whether I’m joyful, angry, or lost in my grief. His poems are a nature walk in our mind. Stopping to appreciate the spider webs, and the daisies. Flip flop through the thistles and overgrown grass to reach the ocean. Whether a stroll or a run, I always come out refreshed and in awe!

Brenda White, Kingston ON

David writes on such a variety of subjects, sometimes funny, other times deep and compelling. His description of natural surroundings is vivid and real. I can always clearly envision what he is writing. The moods he portrays are so easily adapted to my emotions and experiences. I can tell David is passionate about his themes and he has a knack for coming up with the right words to tell a story or paint the perfect picture. I always look forward to one of his poems… it makes my day.

Lynn Turney, Streetsville ON

David published his first novel “Square Wheels” in 2020, as has followed up that success with Forthright But Furtive, a quirky compilation of poems and what he likes to call diatribes. David currently resides in Bracebridge ON (Muskoka), Canada. He is the membership chairman of the Muskoka Authors Association and coordinates a number of writing circles.

He was presented the 2021 Bracebridge Community Award for Arts and Literature.

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Black & White

Pages: 340 | Trim Size: 6x9

Genre: Poetry

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