The poet is the priest of the invisible.– Wallace Stevens
Genuine poetry communicates before it is understood.- T.S.Eliot
Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. –Leonard Cohen
Writing poetry is a state of free float.– Margaret Atwood
Poetry is a language in which man explores his own amazement.– Christopher Fry
Poetry in motion. Pure poetry. Truly poetic. Throughout the ages poetry has been the universal metaphor for beauty and grace. Rhythmic distillation. Compression of thought. Poetry burnishes words. It polishes, hones and delights. It stirs, disturbs and clings. And I’ve loved it since I could first think. I’ve written poetry most of my life. Breathed it my whole life. I discovered Souster at age eight. The rest followed: Auden, Cohen, Plath, Thomas, Layton. The list is long. I’m writing hard now. And performing, too. I take that as seriously as the composition. When I speak my poems the listener hears what I want heard. This site’s a bit of a homage to my craft. Hope you visit often and maybe get to one of my gigs or shows.
In this summer silence
hermetically still as time bleeds
across the sprinklered lawns
is my whole life shining
charged and fused
with its wick of burning flesh.
I knew it then
before the bleached wires of sun
how a life in art
spiders its dark stain
into the grey hard rocks
into the trailing hearts
but never catch.
See my Blog Post for comments and analysis of The Poet
On David’s performance as “The Poet” from his book “Infinite Sequels“…
”Vivid, intense, and poignant… I was thinking to myself that poetry is a rather impenetrable artform. That is, until you hear it performed as memorably as it was in David’s show.” – Andrew Harding
To every action there is an immediate and intrinsically related reaction, a linked chain of repercussions that domino within this extraordinary corral we call existence.
The path taken, the call unanswered, the leaf that refuses to fall- employing a range of poetic forms and undulations of mood and tempo, Infinite Sequels explores the spectrum of human possibility.
From love to anguish, from reprisal to forgiveness, from joy to sorrow, David Stones casts a discerning eye, a keen wit and a singular poetic voice to the remarkable arc that is life’s journey.