David SmithWhite

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Currently unemployed, I am a former Braille Librarian and secondary school teacher, now living, in genteel poverty, in the city of my birth, Sydney. I am a graduate from The University of Sydney and have a B.A. and a Graduate Diploma of Education.

What interests me about poetry is the discipline required to write it. I love the challenge of strict verse forms, the need for simplicity, ... more »

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  • Rookie Dallas Frazer (3/25/2014 12:41:00 PM)

    Hi David, Just wondering if you have any objections if I use your poem 'Simpson and His Donkey' as part of an ANZAC service. It is intended for some children to read as part of a service in Canada and I will of course offer you credit as the author. Please let me know if this is OK? frazer.dallas@gmail.com

  • Rookie Pens Pen (3/6/2012 12:52:00 PM)

    DAVID...want to use one of your poems in a song to publish..need your response...Bob at...java2468@gmail.com

  • Rookie Guest Guesterson (11/25/2011 12:53:00 AM)

    Is the music to the song 'The Girl On The Flying Trapeze'?

  • Rookie Glen Shorts (4/30/2006 3:37:00 PM)

    Jennifer Ouellette 'Black Bodies and Quantum Cats' should have read this first.

    Good Show..

    Alan Bender

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Remembering

In my own remembering,
I can see so many things.
Days of bliss were much too brief.
Longer nights of pain and grief.
In my own remembering,
all my sins forgive.

Memory, can never be,
mere fact or history.
Memory, is more complex;
of mute agenda and subtext.
Memory, will flow and ebb,
according to one's mental web.
Memory, a visceral mix,
of deja vu and subtle tricks.

In my own remembering,
thwarted dreams will all take wing.
Flights of fancy, foolish lies,
float in ether's cloudless skies.
In my own imagining,
I begin ...

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