In this book David invites us to share “unchartered oceans of the imagination.” Unfettered by convention, David’s journey urges the reader to dig deeper inside and, in some cases, simply to enjoy his words, photographs, and drawings. The haiku inspired this reader to try my own writings, with mixed results, but gave me some satisfaction and certainly a greater appreciation of David’s haiku.
For those of you who knew Raymond Starzmann, “Grace” is a fitting tribute to him. And if you did not know Raymond, you might understand what an incredible privilege it was to know him.
One of my favorite poems is “Luna.” Many of the haiku, especially “Rose" speak so simply yet convey a perfect experience.
One might think David is prescient in the line “We’re all in this together” from “Kansas City Here I Come.” It is a great ode to Kansas City.
David says “Be yourself which is the hardest thing to do.” Wander through this book and share David’s amazing journey.
I am re-reading your second book "Haiku, Schmaiku For Headin' Out to Sea
Your book of amazing wisdom and insight takes me on a journey to places I
would never visit on my own, without a guide. You become the guide~
Thanks for the great adventure.
P. S. My favorite...so far is "Beat the Drum of You". I will strive to "Be myself"!
This book will become the companion you need when your spirit is low. It is a delightful creation of linguistic and spiritual wit combined with love of nature and expressed in poems with astonishing black and white photography and drawings. An artistic realization of „the mysteries and contradictions of the human spirit“.
Also perfect as a lasting gift for people you love.