Inside the Mind of Davy D
Where Words and Worlds Collide in Poetry
March 15, 2017
Breath, Dreams, Haunting, Night, Poetry, Senryu, Shadow
A big thank you to Charles at The Reluctant Poet, Gina at Singledust and Mr.S at Sailorpoet for providing the inspiration for this poem. Please visit these excellent poets and have a go at continuing the inspiration.
Brilliant Davy D!
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Thank you sailorpoet and thank you again for providing the inspiration. Reading the conversations between Gwen, Charles and your good self planted a seed that wouldn’t go away, so had to get involved 🙂
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Excellent… I will have to rummage around and find all the poems out there and collect them together!
It would make good reading sailorpoet as it is an interesting prompt. I am having to stay awake beyond 9pm to experience it again 🙂
Incredible! “Her shadow” might “haunt”, but this poem itself is haunting. WOW!
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Thank you Gwen. This was one that came out leftfield after much pondering. I am glad you enjoyed it.
Wow…the image itself is beautiful…the poem too is “haunting”.
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Thank you Mich, I am glad you enjoyed it 🙂
This is fantastic. Hauntingly spooky.
Thank you NJ, I am glad you enjoyed it and appreciate your kind words 🙂
Awesome! I love it.
(Thanks to the Reluctant Poet for leading me here).
Thank you Vanessa for the kind words and glad Charles pointed you in this direction 🙂
You are welcome! I so enjoyed this. And I’m glad he did too!
He also invited me to the ‘back side of the night’ ha, I love that, and I just left a message on his page, that I just re read a poem I wrote a couple months ago I could rework to fit the theme, if previously written poems count? 🙂
I think that would be fine. Mr S Francis at sailorpoet is collecting together the poems on this theme so I am sure both he and Charles would be delighted. It is good to connect with you and I look forward to reading your work 🙂
Thank you so much, I’m honoured.
i like the depth of these few words Davy, pulling his breath away, almost like strangling him as she brings him out of his dream safe state. Nice to see you continue the challenge!
Thank you Gwen and thank you again for the inspiration for this one.
I have been mistakenly called Ginny, Jenny and Jen but Gwen – this is a first! you are most welcome though.
Gina, please accept my humblest apologies. My sight and typing skills are not what they use to be lol. Put it down to a man moment 🙂
It was hilarious and I am not slighted in the least! I will share in private next time a funny and so embarrassing real story about poor eyesight and typing skills involving me and a young doctor!! for now I am laughing with you!! A man moment!
I look forward to it Gina, will it be in poetic form? 🙂
not sure if i can do that, might lose its essence!
Look forward to reading it in whatever form 🙂
Thank you RL 🙂
Somewhat of a reminder that it’s never too late. Keep up!
Thanks David, although this ageing thing makes it more difficult to experience these days.
Wow! Love this 🙂
Thank you Jade. How are you? Good to catch up again 🙂
Hello Davy! I’ve been well, I hope you have been too.
Thank you Jade. Things are good this side of the globe 🙂
Your night-time backdrop reminds me of a Minecraft scenario. Great image, Davy, but not one I’d wish to haunt my dreams. I like your phrasing of the ‘safety’ of dreams. There’s a lot to think about in those words.
Thanks Roland. I have not experienced Minecraft but once again you have awoken my curiosity.
I only know of its blocky characteristics via my family’s use of it.
Kudos Davy!!! Loved your post! Thanks so much for joining The Backside Of The Night meme!! It is great to have more “Kindred Spirits”! You know this all traces back to you inspiring Sailorpoet’s comment! I guess that means you pushed the first Domino! LOL!
Again, Awesome in three lines!
Thank you Charles. Keep the kindred spirit hunt on the move 🙂
Will do, My Friend. You too.
Hey, after seeing Sailorpoet’s response poem to one of Singledust’s poems I was thinking (first of all that maybe Sailorpoet is carving out a niche in response poems, but I love them) that maybe it might be informative, useful and fun for you to post a question/topic post on “How you can get inspiration to write from reading another’s poem”?
You and I have that in “I Am Not A Poet” from your post. Sailorpoet posted a response poem on me “Checking out The Reluctant Poet” and now he has one with Singledust. Might these and others you know of from your followers (also Backside of the Night from me reading a comment on one of your posts) be a subject/topic for one of your great “Prod You” pieces??? Let me know.
I will give it some thought Charles. As you can see from the blog the poetry is taking over but I have set some writing time aside to do a few of the prod posts, so thank you for planting the seed 🙂
Oh yes! Superb.
Thank you Eugenia 🙂
Reblogged this on Singledust and commented:
And the amazing DavyD picks up the challenge – a Backside of Night poetry masterpiece! 3 lines that’s all he uses to make the most thoughtful statements, love the lines! Nice one Mr D!
Thank you Singledust and I am honoured to have made it onto the pages of your wonderful blog 🙂
My pleasure totally! you are a brilliant writer!
I would do one of those things blushing if I could singledust. Thank you 🙂
oooooh. this is spooky and haunting and.. *slowly inches away* HAHAHA
Be careful Rosema 🙂 Glad you enjoyed it and thjanks for taking time to comment 🙂
awww. you’re welcome! 🙂
Thank you for this sailorpoet, it is much appreciated.
Again blessings and gratitude for the inclusion 🙂
Thanks for this RL. I will pass it on to Sailorpoet to include in the collection 🙂
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