Forthright But Furtive: A digest of poetry and diatribes
Author: David Bruce Patterson
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