Recent Reviews for David Arthur Walters
Social Intelligence in South Beach (Short Story) - 11/13/2013 8:19:16 PM|
A very telling account in that it is a mirror to the state of this nation. I still have nightmares related to a childhood of published propaganda and other advertisements. You have to make it up as you go along. There is no such thing as saving money when you are induced to spend it. The token reward system is alive and Skinnarian. Write on! M.True
Social Intelligence in South Beach (Short Story) - 11/13/2013 6:56:01 AM
I thoroughly enjoyed your encounter. As far as writers go, you are superb in your perception and research. I tend agree with you that I like to be alone so that I can write. While I value my social contacts, I find that when I help other people I am most fulfilled. These tend to be people that others ignore or downgrade because of their physical, psychological, or financial situation.
I have recently joined a writers' cooperative here, claiming to market my books. I've also heard much about marketing and noticed that even big stars go on the talk show circuit every time they write a book or make a movie to try to pump up sales.
I also came across an acclaimed film that I saw over 40 years ago, Fires on the Plain, made in 1958 by an acclaimed Japanese filmmaker--subtitled. I doubt if it ever made money, but it is a realistic view of the human condition, very similar to what is being played out in the Philippines today.
I haven't been spending very much time promoting my books and they're not selling. Still, I believe that the cream rises to the top and it is not sales that make a good book, but whether or not it says something worthwhile.
Keep writing your wonderful stories…
Job Hunting Lore - The Car Broke Down (Short Story) - 7/24/2012 9:31:03 AM
There is NO excuse for not returning a phone call. It's simple, easy, just plain good manners and can be done even if a car DOES break down.
The Good Old Waikiki Days (Short Story) - 4/8/2012 8:54:37 PM
Thank you for sharing this, it was very interesting.
Walking on the Wild Side in Kansas City (Short Story) - 4/4/2012 9:01:22 AM
Nice job - didn't think anyone remembered Algren or Satre - I'm glad to hear that the homeless found a place to stay in contact with the world of ideas. Will public libraries survive, or go the way of privatized schools? Thanks for the memories.
High Priestess Seized! (Short Story) - 2/2/2012 8:31:08 AM
Well researched and well written. Quite interesting. Thank you for sharing.
High Priestess Seized! (Short Story) - 2/2/2012 7:23:25 AM
Solid read David. Intelligent, informative, and entertaining. Good stuff. Happy New Year ... richard
Mary McElroy, the City Manager's daughter. (Short Story) - 7/12/2011 9:33:33 PM
Very interesting write
Like Father Like Son (Short Story) - 7/12/2011 9:32:44 PM
I love this write it really brought back many things in my mind ~Hugs ~Teri
Suicide by Writing (Short Story) - 1/31/2011 7:17:10 AM
Again you have pulled me into someone's life on the brink of ________. I enjoyed it, but again it left me feeling sad. I will return to read more of your work.,
Courthouse Vultures (Short Story) - 1/31/2011 6:38:10 AM
I liked this one. Your writing is so vivid I san see every detail. After reading a few of your writings I gained a lot of insight into how prose show flow. After reading a couple of your works I have decided to become a fan. Thanks again for showing me how. I have enjoyed my visit. See you again soon.
A Sixties Tragedy (Short Story) - 1/31/2011 6:26:15 AM
I loved this. You took me on a journey I could visualize from beginning to end. I felt the pain and sadness of the times and loss of Billy. It was incredible. You have given me insight into how a story should flow. Thanks a lot. I revised the story, "Every House Has a Story." Please read it and give my a new review of its content.
California Weirdoes (Short Story) - 1/19/2011 9:03:40 AM
Mark, I'm glad you still have weirdoes there! Marcia, I didn't meet anyone who had lived in California for five generations! Glad you like it so much to highly resent my experiences lol Best Regards, David
California Weirdoes (Short Story) - 1/18/2011 3:26:41 PM
I moved my family from a north-western suburb of Chicago to
Southern California in 1982 and haven't... not for one second, looked backward. Sorry! For all that's bad in Southern California, here it is, today, 1/18/11,that's January...JANUARY! It's mid-January and the tempature outside now, at 3:38 PM, is eighty-one degrees. For all that's wrong with California... Eighty-one degrees outside at 3:38 PM in the middle of January... Oh, yeah, one other thing: No matter how hot or how humid, no mosquitos... Ever! Yeah, we sure as hell have bunches of weirdos but now-a-days, where hasn't?
Great article, though.
California Weirdoes (Short Story) - 1/18/2011 1:35:20 PM
As a fifth-generation native Californian I highly resent your story. I won't go into details but will mention for your edification that Arnold has gone back to acting and our present Governor is Pat Brown.
Atomic Liberty Enchained (Short Story) - 12/21/2010 11:32:38 AM
David: It's wonderful to see you still going at it,my friend, working up a body of work.Very witty entertaining wisdom,this one, given you're at liberty to say nothing, if you want.
The XUE Affair (Short Story) - 12/15/2010 5:20:18 AM
Marvellous piece of writing, David. It made no difference having never heard of 'Xue'. What shines through is a noble mind and a love and understanding of Truth.
The writing seemed to flow effortlessly from a clear seeing, coloured by the wisdom of the classical heroes as it flowed out to meet a modern world of hypocrisy and deceit.
How refreshing to read about a life lived in "ethical duty as an idealistic knight". The finishing line I suspect is not referring to women, "...man's duty to give credit to beauty", but more in harmony with the deeper, transcendental meaning of the great poet Keats: "Beauty is truth, truth beauty."
The Case of Numi Tea and The Curse of the Chiselers (Short Story) - 11/30/2009 8:59:39 AM
You are human!
Thanks so much.
Suicide by Writing (Short Story) - 11/21/2009 3:57:57 PM
I applaude your ex- or dis-sanity, It could never be defined as insanity since conventional sanity , for lack of an a priori principleis based on convention which is what nature depends on for lack intelligent guidance. It lets some light inside this box. I think that hope qand faith thrives in the field of omissions. Even our so called knowledge florishes there. You brough Cioran to mind.I Will read more with great interest. Could it be?... Nah, don't get excited Claudio!
Suicide by Writing (Short Story) - 11/15/2009 3:31:59 AM
Rejection slips are killers, aren't they?
SOBE Big Change (Short Story) - 10/30/2009 12:27:28 PM
Your living novel is alive and kicking.
Tracey Flagler's Peace Artist (Short Story) - 10/15/2009 1:55:24 AM
holds reader interest
Joe the Plumber changes trades (Short Story) - 10/15/2009 1:53:12 AM
i'll read more
The Strange Disbarment Case of Mark A. Adams Esquire (Short Story) - 10/15/2009 1:48:24 AM
Paul's Brass Balls (Short Story) - 7/20/2009 1:01:39 PM
I like the sense of place this conveys--where in New York do all the good people come from? There's a feeling that I could have been there, a few seats down the bar perhaps, but that, due to my trying to keep up with Paul and Senior without being noticed, that I would have had about the same quality of memories from the event that they had.
Thinking Futility (Article) - 10/6/2013 9:32:26 PM
Perhaps these were happier days when the opportunity to examine ones abstruse self was apparent and taken, albeit lightly. Mind games vs Chinese water torture,I'm still not convinced.And will the anarchists ever truly be our salvation? I hear Joan of Arc has been given the nod by the new pope for the second coming. M.True
Thinking Futility (Article) - 10/6/2013 9:50:09 AM
Ia this a 2013 photo David? Be truthful. Things must have got better surely. You cannot take on the world David--chill out before you get too old to put pen to paper---you will be lost in limbo then. I look back with much affection at our exchanges and fun at 'Thought Cafe'
I feel sure that you do really enjoy life, although sometimes it takes some understanding---it's the people don't you know ;-)
Thinking Futility (Article) - 10/6/2013 7:18:23 AM
My feeble mind had a very hard time figuring out what you had on your mind in 2001 when you wrote this or why you would post it in 2013?
Didactic Fiction (Article) - 8/22/2013 3:07:45 PM
It is nice to see this. Brings back a lot of good memories of the OLD Round Table. We did have a lot of enjoyment. It was a way for all of us to stay in touch
Marie Antoinette, An Average Woman (Article) - 8/17/2013 12:08:25 PM
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Hitherto Untold Secret of Houdini's Secrets (Article) - 8/17/2013 5:01:27 AM
Well done and Blessings to Doc's Family / Friends . . .xo
Min God Spellynge (Article) - 4/2/2013 4:24:21 PM
Little Too Long,i.e.
Illiterates . AD Or Other
Will Do Just That--
They Cannot (Intelligently)Critique
(Write)Any Thing-They Will Look For Typos
Makes Them Look Think He/She They
Are Smarter Than You...
Faith, Belief, and Knowledge (Article) - 3/11/2013 8:30:37 AM
An enjoyable read. Well researched and vividly presented.
Faith, Belief, and Knowledge (Article) - 3/11/2013 7:22:41 AM
Superb, as usual. Thankfully, since archaologists have yet to find evidence of a Solomon, I may still laugh without too much madness. Best ...
Hitherto Untold Secret of Houdini's Secrets (Article) - 11/29/2012 10:58:18 AM
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this David. You clearly still have that old magic....
Gandhi's Christianity (Article) - 11/28/2012 10:42:01 AM
Hi David I see you are still writing to a high standard. I left you a message but it expired. Do you remember the fun we had on Thoughtcafe?
I joined WD to see if I could find any old friends--well I found you!
I have just posted a short story you will find interesting, and on my web-site are some quotes by 'Gandhi' a gentleman I have great respect for. I hope this note finds you well and prosperous.
Three Texas Congressman (Article) - 10/15/2012 7:14:52 AM
Well said, David. I'll bet none of this is in any of the new Texas text books that are so 'popular' in schools these days. Slightly off the subject, do you suppose that hardened social attitudes and bigotry are ingrained as infants based upon emotional environment? I am convinced that 'absolutists' are as addicted to those emotions as workaholics, drug/alcohol users, violence prone, etc., - Dr. Gabor Mate has gathered far-reaching studies to show this probablity. Being judgemental may be as strong an emotional release as oxycotin or sex. Anyway, I always enjoy the depth of your history research. Thanks.
Hitherto Untold Secret of Houdini's Secrets (Article) - 7/25/2012 1:30:28 PM
Well done. I appreciate your dedication in memory of Doc. He was a beautiful soul.
Hitherto Untold Secret of Houdini's Secrets (Article) - 7/21/2012 6:52:44 AM
As usual, your work is top of the line; direct, well researched and touched just enough with humor and irony. I very much enjoyed reading it.
A Brand New Maxim (Article) - 5/10/2012 6:53:08 AM
Just right! If I may posit another element to the discussion. It came to me as I was reading, one my wife added to the forward of 'War Stories for My Grandchildren' - the old Native grandfather agonizes about two powerful adversaries, vengeance and forgiveness. "But Grandfather," the boy cries, "which one will win?" Grandfather replies, "The one I feed." Best, Jan
Abusing Christianity (Article) - 5/9/2012 6:41:15 AM
I admire your sentiment, David, and think it essential for civil discourse and communal living. But I also believe that flaws and abuses must be addressed because these are so often used as weapons against those of us who disagree. The 'victim' (used in its original meaning-a religious sacrifice) stance is an example. Minorities are often lambasted and debased for using it today, but early Christians lamented the thousands who were used as sport in Roman games. Conveniently swept under the rug is the many more thousands of their own followers they persecuted in internal power struggles and the millions killed 'righteously' afterward. Modern medical folk once called this 'projection' and I think it stems from a basic tenant of its own religious principles. That of resurrected Jesus in his sortie into Hell, in his confrontation with Satan. He is offered wealth, adulation and power ... but 'turns his back' on the 'temptation' ... i.e., suppresses and ignores it ... thus allowing, in fact demanding that such a deal be consumated. Theologians have, ever since, claimed that Jesus rejected Satan by turning his back, but psychologists realize that this relationship allows Satan to manipulate Jesus while he can claim innocence in all unawareness/honesty. Who (and those who speak for him) is wealthier, more 'rock star' famous and more powerful than Jesus? I do appreciate that (nowadays) one can have discussions about the Christian religion without ending up in a bonfire or in a river bound sack, but all too often the corporate Christian community cries 'oh, secular forces are persecuting us' as if they were still hiding from Romans and had not dominated the world for the past 1600 years. Many thanks for your insights. Best.
The Supreme Being is Perfect (Article) - 1/10/2012 11:13:53 AM
I was touched by your article, David - it exposes a fine sensitivity to truth which is what makes you one of the best writers on Authorsden. A thought regarding 'perfection' - if Everything has devolved from 'it' ('the Centre' or 'Source') and it is a journey back to 'it'- where does evolution fit in?
'Travelling backwards on an ox
I enter the Buddha Hall'
Equinox Fitness - Consumer Review (Article) - 12/29/2011 4:50:46 AM
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My Tenacity on Sunday (Article) - 7/21/2011 7:06:11 AM
I am delighted that someone bothered to read enough of this essay to comment so thoughtfully on it. Now I think I exist in a roundabout or merry-go-round way!
My Tenacity on Sunday (Article) - 7/19/2011 11:22:38 AM
Without getting too involved with this philosophical merry-go-round you seem to be caught up in, I'd just like to point to a sentence in your article that I think might help you out some - or at least, something I noticed that you might want to consider more deeply as part of the reason your tendencies might lead in the direction they seem to.
It's this sentence: "I want freedom, but freedom from what?"
This seems to be at the very foundation of you reasoning, but I wonder if you have ever asked yourself the question, "Why do I want freedom anyway? Why is that a good thing?" This is a very important question that shouldn't be overlooked, in my opinion. Does your philosophy begin with an assumed "truth"? Does it begin by saying, "Since this be true then all this must necessarily follow?" If it does, and does seem to, I would suggest you back up some.
But further, you ask for freedom "from". Usually, it is some sort of manipulation or slavery that we talk of when we think of "freedom from". But that's an oxymoron really. To say we want don't want to be slaves is to say we want to be free. It's the same thing when you use the word "from". But I don't think that is what we really mean when we speak of freedom. We are really saying that we want to be "free to", isn't it? I think you should ponder what you want to be free to do and ask yourself why you want that and what good it would do.
Maybe, you'll find that it does no good at all, or very little in the end, because you can never really be free unless... well, that is what all your philosophizing is about right?
Also, do you really think that freedom can be found in death? Really?
Disposing of Luxuries (Article) - 2/13/2011 4:58:18 AM
Lots of food for thought, as always.
"On the other hand, what we call Progress may just be a Vicious Cycle. I personally believe there is at least hope for real progress providing – there are always provisos – we carefully examine the lessons about ourselves provided by our history..."
Cyclical is The pattern that struck me regarding your argument. Reminded me that we're up against this long-held observation/ assessment/phenomenon/truism; unless the technology and tempo of these generational times upends the way we usually trend:
"Shirt sleeves to shirt sleeves in three generations". "There’s nobbut three generations atween a clog and clog." "Who doesn’t have it, does it, and who has it, misuses it."
(P.S. I completely forgot the part about "pursuit of property". Thank you for reminding me, since debate about the Declaration still often comes up, in my case.
My Utter Confusion (Article) - 10/20/2010 2:00:01 PM
thought provoking read
Who Will Listen? Fraud on the Court! (Article) - 8/29/2010 8:36:39 AM
We have listened - thank you for your article - and are aghast as always on how the systems of justice backfire upon innocents.
Have sent you an email offering to help in a small way - through the Authors Den network.
Keep up the good work!
Why that South Beach man lives in his car (Article) - 7/31/2010 7:41:39 PM
Great read, David! I was entranced from the beginning, then sad, then sad some more, though totally engrossed. Loved the 'conversation', sad at the same time. Things just feel lost, anymore. This seems to epitomize it, in its way. So many people on this world... How can a person keep up with all issues?
Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen
Fie on the Miami Herald! (Article) - 7/28/2010 7:50:33 AM
St. Louis Arch (Poetry) - 11/18/2013 4:57:05 PM
Mother Charlotte Watches Over Us Still (Poetry) - 5/13/2013 10:03:10 AM
Really moving David, a beautiful tribute to your mother. How tragic that a respirator was not given to her. What a beautiful photo of your mother as a child! I love reading your father's poems—extraordinary. And I believe what you believe about the spiritual aspect of the deceased. I've been blessed with a number of visits. How amazing that Theresa was able to find your mother's grave! Just last year, I had my brother's grave marked—what a feeling!
Mother Charlotte Watches Over Us Still (Poetry) - 5/10/2013 4:41:35 PM
I really enjoyed this thanks for sharing!!! I remember you too You're an amazing man :)
Mother Charlotte Watches Over Us Still (Poetry) - 5/10/2013 4:34:24 PM
This is so very dear to my heart David many hugs <3
Mother Charlotte Watches Over Us Still (Poetry) - 5/9/2013 10:36:17 AM
That is quite a story. So much tragedy in your family. But it could've been my mother with two young children. My twin brother was once rushed to be placed in a iron lung, but it turned out to be an infection and not polio, treated by an antibiotic.
I have been paralyzed for 50 years and suffered from something very similar to post polio syndrome, declining as I age.
I'm so glad you found out information and have the poems to live by. And I do hope that you will be able to publish your father's poems. They are bittersweet.
Follow Your Heart (Poetry) - 3/3/2013 4:00:06 AM
We are the keepers of the fire
We share this togather(-A. Whiterock paiute Sister)
peace, and best regards
Pillar of Salt (Poetry) - 11/18/2012 7:12:07 AM
Glad I found this David--I am impressed you still have that old flair.
I thought this was very profound,
St. Louis Arch (Poetry) - 2/16/2012 12:48:00 PM
I enjoyed your poem about the catenary arch. I wonder if this has anything to do with the arch between this world and what? a world where we will survive after the foundation of our arches (life) disappears?
Certainly Heroes Must Exist (Poetry) - 2/16/2012 12:29:16 PM
I must clutch at this straw
because of the prejudicial predilection
that I entertain:
that I must have some
magnificent purpose here
given the stupendous odds
against my ever being here
in the first place.
I guess we have a purpose!
Pillar of Salt (Poetry) - 9/2/2011 6:10:42 PM
Very well written, reasoned and observed. This is a wonderful depiction of the unregenerate man. He tries to change, but the new man is little better than the old man.
Because he looks back? Maybe.
When he does, he only sees how little the new man has changed from the old one and the new one turns to salt. That's because man cannot change himself - not much anyway. Sometimes life's changes play a more natural role in changing him somewhat. But inside where change is most desired, he keeps looking back to those things that, by his very nature, he seems to miss.
But once a change has been made in him from a source outside of himself, from the Holy Spirit, he finds - he suddenly discovers - a change has been made in him. A change he didn't perform for himself but one that was placed there and engineered by God.
Then the man becomes a new creature. One so very different from the old creature. He receives a new nature. One so very different from the old nature. It is then real and permanent. Then he can look back without turning to salt. He can look back with gladness that the old man has finally been made new.
My Good Book (Poetry) - 7/26/2011 8:58:08 PM
what nameth this, thy perfect book?
Follow Your Heart (Poetry) - 7/26/2011 8:57:13 PM
I agree! Follow your heart whilst there is still time.
It Was Not Time Yet (Poetry) - 7/26/2011 8:54:46 PM
No, It is never time.
God bless you and your poignant pocems.
What Hath God Wrought? (Poetry) - 1/31/2011 5:15:10 PM
Sisyphus (Poetry) - 6/2/2010 3:53:27 AM
This was interesting DAVE! I enjoyed the long read!
Thank you for sharing,
Your have a creative mind!
I read somewhere in your comment to someone else on a poem, YOUR LOVE LASTED and NOT your Marriage? How is that? With LOVE the Marriage would right, because LOVE OUTLASTED IT...YOUR Heart was touched by another's poem and what you said, touched my heart... I wish you well! To the person you said, you will send it to your 1st love...
Blessing, Peace and Love, Warrior SHEE
Pillar of Salt (Poetry) - 2/13/2010 12:22:14 PM
I love it! True depiction of the fact the we must keep moving forward and don't look back. Blessings...Frances
Derridada (Poetry) - 12/2/2009 7:52:14 PM
wow! I was looking for aristoteles and thought I came upn the longest secret password ever.
But of course- dazzling in blue. and maybe not.
Sisyphus (Poetry) - 8/27/2009 10:11:28 PM
ONE COULD EASILY COMPARE SISYPHUS, A 'MYTHICAL GOD', TO THE 'REALITY' OF OUR CREATOR, ALMIGHTY GOD...IF ONE DID NOT KNOW THAT...IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD...AND THAT WORD WAS GOD. THERE WAS AND IS ONLY 'ONE'...AND HE IS 'A JEALOUS GOD' WHO WILL HAVE NO OTHER GOD'S BEFORE HIM. INTERESTING THOUGH...AND DONE WELL. THANKS FOR SHARING AND GOD BLESS. JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Sisyphus (Poetry) - 8/27/2009 8:22:33 PM
Sisyphus (Poetry) - 8/27/2009 2:28:30 PM
What talent! Companion to the Greek thinkers. I like your take
on Sysyphus, and look forward to future installments. -gene.
Sisyphus (Poetry) - 8/27/2009 12:42:08 PM
A lot of thought and conviction here David.
A mythical work rich and hyperbolized with magnificent
imagery and the smell of aether. From what i've read of you,
this may well be your masterwork.
Certainly Heroes Must Exist (Poetry) - 6/3/2009 3:24:42 AM
This was a wonderful reading for me, I can see this as a screen play on a stage with the main characture in old aged cloak hailing his emotions to these words....or even futuristic...
Peace, Love & Inspirations
What Hath God Wrought? (Poetry) - 3/11/2009 3:02:09 PM
Thanks for the comment and rewrite, Erin. I would pass it on to my dad (R.B.C. Walters), but he passed away last year. He polished his little poems for years and years. I told him the story about Jennifer way back. I just discovered that she did very well in California, and is happily married into one of the most prominent industrial families in the country! David
What Hath God Wrought? (Poetry) - 3/11/2009 12:37:55 AM
As an older poem, I have to think, David, it was/is passionate. Kinda like:
in the city
to and fro
knows his ride
see the As
Or, in a different format:
a mortal man
for he takes over
or steals the Ass.
From the New Collection,
of having to live it.
And, like an old ass, re-science recurves.
Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen
Pillar of Salt (Poetry) - 3/10/2009 3:06:16 AM
A well written poem,take care
What Hath God Wrought? (Poetry) - 3/10/2009 3:05:08 AM
I really enjoy reading this poem,this is excellent,take care
Antonia (Poetry) - 1/3/2009 4:14:06 AM
Beautiful David. You have a subtle way with your words that resonate and touches one as you read along.
Pillar of Salt (Poetry) - 9/8/2008 8:09:06 AM
A mysteriously wise tale
and, I feel, an invitation
to live and move on.
Pillar of Salt (Poetry) - 9/8/2008 5:59:52 AM
Good Morning David
I Really Enjoyed Reading This Poem On Your Bio Page
This Is A Masterful Message of Wisdoms
Embraced ~ Embrassé
St. Louis Arch (Poetry) - 8/1/2008 8:02:17 AM
Good Morning David,
I Haven't Seen The Arch since 1975, I used to see it once a year when I visited My Aunt Elaine & Uncle Joe Every Year. Its Magnificent!
I Enjoyed Your Poetic Literature of "St. Louis Arch"
Much Love & Happiness To You
Embraced ~ Embrassé
Pillar of Salt (Poetry) - 6/8/2008 2:27:12 PM
read several of your poems and a story or two. Your an interesting writer but I'm sure you already know that. Mike
My Cold Dutch Wife (Poetry) - 3/28/2008 3:48:18 PM
It is sometimes in our dreams when our feelings ring most true. Thanks for sharing this, David.
Follow Your Heart (Poetry) - 3/6/2008 2:05:59 PM
Good inspiration reading for a depresses and grieving person like me. Time will heal i know but like to read these poems and about god and death etc and eternal life. Keep up writing inspiration.
Shekhinah (Poetry) - 2/20/2008 8:23:02 AM
An outstanding poem for all ages. Thanks you so much for sharing here, David. Beautiful words and beautiful read.
Pillar of Salt (Poetry) - 1/3/2008 7:32:36 AM
a deep and meaningful write-well done
St. Louis Arch (Poetry) - 12/10/2007 5:10:29 PM
I been to that arch and it is a site to behold and thanks for this wonderful pome you were able to put in so much of the arch into it that I can say that you done it will.
Pillar of Salt (Poetry) - 12/10/2007 4:44:54 PM
David Wow...what a pome I really like it a lot you paint a picture that leaves a thought that dose not seem to go away I sure would love to have a copy of this pome and yet may love to have a copy of your book with this one it....Grate Write!!!!!
Pillar of Salt (Poetry) - 11/28/2007 8:46:03 PM
This is a nice piece of work
My Cold Dutch Wife (Poetry) - 10/19/2007 3:50:59 PM
Very interesting work, David. Wonderful metaphor or tragic reality.. either way, it's well written and thought-provoking.
Pillar of Salt (Poetry) - 9/5/2007 12:55:20 PM
Profound stuff, David. Good job.
Shekhinah (Poetry) - 4/28/2007 11:17:30 PM
Well now I know where you get your eloquence from.
This is a gem and what a keeper for you.
Shekhinah (Poetry) - 3/28/2007 5:07:35 AM
This gem is priceless! Into my library it goes. Give your father, my thanks ... and I give my thanks to you for posting it!
Shekhinah (Poetry) - 3/13/2007 4:51:48 AM
This is wonderful, David. I'm enlightened and gratified that I understood its "message" intuitively. (That is, before I looked it up, meaning of the word, Shekhinah.)
I was fortunate to stumble on the poem, since you didn't direct me to it. Shame on you! :)
Shekhinah (Poetry) - 2/15/2007 10:07:57 AM
A powerful and compelling poem. Thank you for sharing it, David. Love and peace to you,
Shekhinah (Poetry) - 2/2/2007 11:50:28 PM
I love your father's soul..incredible man..ish more men would have his depth..
You are very fortunate to have him as your Dad..
Shekhinah (Poetry) - 1/31/2007 2:35:47 PM
Such depth and beauty, your father has quite the way with words as does his son. Lovely writing~`*
Shekhinah (Poetry) - 1/28/2007 9:31:34 AM
Shekhinah (Poetry) - 1/27/2007 9:03:59 AM
This one hits between the eyes: P O W E R F U L. Thank you, David, for sharing this graceful, wise work by your Daddy.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Shekhinah (Poetry) - 1/27/2007 8:36:26 AM
A humbling honor to read this thunderbolt of eloquence, grace, and revelation. Much respect to R.B.C. Walters for shining the beautiful light of his years through the golden lines of SHEKHINAH.
Shekhinah (Poetry) - 1/27/2007 5:39:32 AM
I have enjoyed the reading of "Shekhinah".
Long healthy blissful to the Author of "Shekhinah".
Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Shekhinah (Poetry) - 1/26/2007 7:39:52 PM
"and only she was in it" says a lot/ hadn't they been together many years? the reader cannot know for sure
My Cold Dutch Wife (Poetry) - 1/10/2007 12:37:42 AM
interesting read i think. i have found you via the roundtable...thanks for sharing this one.
My Good Book (Poetry) - 12/31/2006 9:30:15 AM
as the author of a memoir--your words had a familiar ring-i enjoyed reading.
Derridada (Poetry) - 12/6/2006 10:10:21 AM
Exceptional as always David~`*
Derridada (Poetry) - 10/23/2006 10:33:51 PM
My Cold Dutch Wife (Poetry) - 10/13/2006 9:50:02 AM
I find this poem, emotionally intriguing! It's very good taken literally, and yet, I sense a deeper metaphor, one which I don't quite grasp. Ah, but I like it still.
St. Louis Arch (Poetry) - 10/13/2006 9:42:34 AM
Very informative and well stated poem! Thank you!
Derridada (Poetry) - 10/10/2006 8:16:14 AM
An interesting overview of someone who appeared to be a modern type of renaissance man given to self expression and a singularity of focus. The choice of the word "neoteric" to describe his contemporary origin was refreshing. A word seldom used.
Thankyou for this informative prose describing a fascinating character.
Richard Lloyd Cederberg
Derridada (Poetry) - 10/6/2006 12:26:18 PM
Read this but didn't capture but a few words....
Derridada (Poetry) - 10/6/2006 12:00:14 PM
Jacques Derrida was the Representative or Great Man of Philosophy ala Victor Cousin, the French eclectic who stole Hegel’s soup: He was post-Modern philosophy’s rock star; postmodern in this sense, that he was a classical philosopher in neoteric garb, a dandy who dazzled and corrupted the youth with skepticism for the authority we necessarily receive at birth whether we like it or not, doubting dogmatic authors who thought they knew everything in truth, but in truth knew absolutely nothing at all, least of all themselves and their gods; wherefore he continued the Socratic project of putting absolute authority to death, picking its metaphysical corpus apart and laying its authors to rest while mourning their passing into the Impossible – Comte’s Great Being, if you prefer – for the disciples of genuine masters must cut the cord and do their own thing, put their own twists and turns and spins on the same old thing; yea, the disciple devours his yogi and sits on his mat, and for Jacques Derrida that was not a hateful project but a painstaking, loving endeavor that would in time reconcile its unwholesomeness with its holy end, the death that seems impossible after waking up time and time again, hence Jackie had the dreams of a boy, of “dreaming of making love, or being a resistance fighter in the last war blowing up bridges or trains,” until Jacques, in his maturity, wanted “one thing only, and that is to lose myself in the orchestra I would form with my sons, heal, bless and seduce the whole world by playing divinely with my sons, produce with them the world’s ecstasy, their creation – I shall accept dying if dying is to sink slowly, yes, into this beloved music.”
St. Louis Arch (Poetry) - 10/6/2006 10:40:10 AM
i live here so i seldom really see the arch even though it is in front of me every day. great poem...are you from st louis...guess i should go read your profile, shouldn't I?
My Good Book (Poetry) - 10/6/2006 9:34:46 AM
Books are so neat smelly fresh and good looking when we first purchase them but after a while it has it's wear and tear right. I liked this one too.
Follow Your Heart (Poetry) - 10/6/2006 9:33:37 AM
This is well written and I completly follow you here as I am now starting to follow my heart.
Derridada (Poetry) - 10/6/2006 9:32:34 AM
We all have our own way of style.
It Was Not Time Yet (Poetry) - 9/26/2006 5:37:11 PM
Very effective use of rhyme, David. The simplicity of the scheme you chose gave the piece more impact. ~~Nordette
It Was Not Time Yet (Poetry) - 8/22/2006 8:01:23 AM
very sad story' but well worth the read 'thank u for sharing anne
Follow Your Heart (Poetry) - 8/13/2006 12:20:15 PM
Follow your Heart.
Not quite yet..but soon very soon I WILL!
Love it! This is going into my library Thanks David!
My Cold Dutch Wife (Poetry) - 8/13/2006 12:18:02 PM
join the club!
I hear ya..sigh..
exceptional piece ..says it all..
Follow Your Heart (Poetry) - 7/30/2006 10:40:29 AM
How did I miss this, for this is wonderful dear David~`*
Pillar of Salt (Poetry) - 6/24/2006 5:01:42 PM
Very good write, David! Yeah, one needn't look back to move forward.
Love this write!
Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Pillar of Salt (Poetry) - 6/9/2006 7:21:46 PM
Enjoyed this write, David. Well-crafted. I have a poem called "Lot's Wife," btw. :-)
It Was Not Time Yet (Poetry) - 5/23/2006 3:04:24 AM
"It Was Not Time Yet" says it all in one single page.
I hope that we can get wise and act before the "BLOOD-STORM FALLS".
Thank you for sharing your jewels.
L. T. Goslee
St. Louis Arch (Poetry) - 5/23/2006 2:35:10 AM
An outstanding page of history mingling art, hope, positive actions, and materialized dreams, in this poetic Flower scented with essence of wisdom.
A true platinum closing lines in "St. Louis Arch":
"They say there is no Promised Land.
We say Westward Ho!"
Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
My Cold Dutch Wife (Poetry) - 5/23/2006 2:17:07 AM
An artistic banquet is served in "My Cold Dutch Wife"... This is a true poetic grand.
Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Antonia (Poetry) - 5/23/2006 2:09:30 AM
It is always a learning feeding time when I come to Your Holy Den... Nourishment for the mind always abounds.
I have enjoyed the reading of "Antonia".
Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Follow Your Heart (Poetry) - 5/22/2006 12:16:54 PM
"Follow Your Heart" flows under the rhythm of awarenes and wise motion to the lake of harmony.
Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
My Good Book (Poetry) - 5/22/2006 12:10:51 PM
"My Good Book" took me on an ontological and teleological trip within the cosmos of my soul... "My Good Book" glows like a Sirius.
Thank You for posting this treasure, Poet!
Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Pillar of Salt (Poetry) - 5/22/2006 12:02:23 PM
Outstanding composition. "Pillar of Salt" is a masterpiece by any standard. I enjoyed this poetic-philosophic accomplishment.
Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
It Was Not Time Yet (Poetry) - 5/16/2006 10:06:34 AM
This is a true depicting of today's leaders and their actions. This composition gives us the mirror of our society. It is a voice singing to the bells of Justice.
I have enjoyed the reading of "It Was Not Time Yet".
I salute You, Poet.
Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
St. Louis Arch (Poetry) - 3/11/2006 11:35:18 AM
Thanks for this insighftul look and sharing on St. Louis. Love and peace to you,
St. Louis Arch (Poetry) - 2/21/2006 5:51:27 PM
Superb writing dear friend!
St. Louis Arch (Poetry) - 2/16/2006 11:21:23 AM
Deep, thoughtful, great work.
St. Louis Arch (Poetry) - 1/14/2006 1:54:57 PM
Thanks for sharing!!
Follow Your Heart (Poetry) - 1/9/2006 8:10:57 AM
Follow Your Heart (Poetry) - 1/7/2006 12:12:28 PM
A truly inspiring piece! And no wiser advice could be given.
Love & Light,
Pillar of Salt (Poetry) - 1/7/2006 11:27:16 AM
There is a wise message here, David. Thank you for sharing it. Love and peace,
Follow Your Heart (Poetry) - 1/7/2006 11:25:56 AM
Thank you for sharing the wisdom echoing within your verses, David. Love and peace,
Follow Your Heart (Poetry) - 1/7/2006 9:44:21 AM
One must always follow their heart this poem is so inspiring.
My Cold Dutch Wife (Poetry) - 1/1/2006 12:50:54 PM
Strongly emotive and meaningful, David. Happy New Year to you with love and peace,
My Cold Dutch Wife (Poetry) - 12/19/2005 9:34:16 AM
Thought provoking, excellent deeply moving poem, David!
Merry Christmas to you!;-)
My Cold Dutch Wife (Poetry) - 12/19/2005 8:46:21 AM
MY COLD DUTCH WIFE evokes powerful emotion and spiritual reflection. Despite the nearly overwhelming pain of these lines, more than enough love comes through to communicate the life-saving warmth of grace and hope. Truly Beautiful.
Antonia (Poetry) - 10/20/2005 12:24:55 PM
I remember reading "Monk" a long time ago. Will have to reread, now.
And enjoyable poem.
Antonia (Poetry) - 9/10/2005 9:57:41 AM
Thank you for sharing this educational poetic account, David. Love and peace to you.
Antonia (Poetry) - 8/12/2005 9:50:50 AM
My goodness this was powerful dear David
Antonia (Poetry) - 7/25/2005 9:14:18 PM
A fine work, David, gloomy with monkish ghoulism, while All-Fate's bones smilelessly hovering above the human agony of catastrophe, uncontrolability and loss.
Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen
Pillar of Salt (Poetry) - 7/7/2005 1:51:45 PM
WOW. Don't look back, then--ever onward! Don't let the mistakes of the past keep you down; reflect on them, briefly; learn from them; and then move forward. An excellent, excellent piece you've penned--thank you, Sir!
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :)
My Good Book (Poetry) - 7/7/2005 1:50:13 PM
Your soul is an interesting read--enjoyed this one! VERY much.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :)
My Good Book (Poetry) - 7/1/2005 5:00:08 PM
a most profound glimpse into your soul's inspired book ...
Pillar of Salt (Poetry) - 6/29/2005 12:35:36 PM
My goodness but you do astound me with your writing~`*
I relate to these words
My Good Book (Poetry) - 6/29/2005 12:32:00 PM
I absolutely love this piece dear friend your heart and mind show for all to see their brilliance!!!
My Good Book (Poetry) - 6/25/2005 8:51:24 AM
Your wondrous mind works in witty ways to
delight the thoughts of those who read you...
My Good Book (Poetry) - 6/25/2005 8:50:13 AM
No literature quite so profound as the book of one's own life and those pages that keep the soul's company throughout that life. Enjoyed this great poem very much.
Pillar of Salt (Poetry) - 6/21/2005 7:35:01 AM
Profound poem David! Looking back is a two-edged sword isn't it?Nice to read you;-)
It Was Not Time Yet (Poetry) - 6/16/2005 5:15:40 PM
A powerful, thought provoking write; there is never a good time. I wish the powers that be were fighting this war and our troops could come home--enough is enough.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
If no one has welcomed you to AD, let me be among the first. You're among friends here.
It Was Not Time Yet (Poetry) - 6/8/2005 7:15:23 PM
Powerful and so very heart~felt`*
It Was Not Time Yet (Poetry) - 6/4/2005 10:48:26 AM
A powerful statement made with your question posed, David. Thank you. Love and peace to you. Regis
It Was Not Time Yet (Poetry) - 5/26/2005 4:59:10 PM
Whew! I think I was holding my breath all the way through this, David. Such a poignant poem, and much truth to it! We must back our service personal, tho - even if we have nothing good to say (and I don't) about the Dubya. I detest this war.
It Was Not Time Yet (Poetry) - 5/24/2005 3:49:57 PM
Will it ever be the right time?? It never seems to be. It is too late for so many and they have yet to even know. This was a sad write, a truth told, an honest question to ask.... well done!!!