David Wood

Gold Star - 10,843 Points (07 April 1950 / London)

David Wood
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I thought I'd experiment with different poetry forms for a while to broaden my poetry experience and add variety. I'm now writing lyrics for hymns and songs.

My latest two poems are actually sung to the Finlandia hymn by Jean Sibelius. See my 'O Britain' and 'Hear me my Love.' more »

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  • ''Politicians declare war and leave it to the flower of youth to fight and die''
    The folly of war
  • ''War is a result of an inability to communicate.''
    The folly of war
  • ''There is nothing left after a nuclear war, not even hope.''
    The folly of war.
  • ''Hiroshima is an episode of history that must never be allowed to be repeated.''
    The Suffering of Humanity.
  • ''When General's wage war Humanity suffers''
    The Suffering of Humanity
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  • Rookie - 0 Points Niv Fisher (11/3/2014 2:09:00 AM)


    I'd like to see if it's possible to use one of your poems in my work, but I can't seem to find a way to get your contact (or signup for this site) . If you could please contact me via email (niv 'dot' fisher 'at' gmail 'dot' com) I would really appreciate it.

    In any case, great work!

  • Rookie Amir Mohammad Islami Chalandar (6/7/2014 6:53:00 AM)

    nice poems. you are great in showing feels.that shows a good improvement. i invite you to read my poems at my poets page. that is a friendly invitation

  • Gold Star - 9,262 Points Geetha Jayakumar (12/31/2013 10:39:00 AM)

    Poet David Wood and his beautiful Sonnets
    walk together hand in hand in the
    garden of wonderful nature and beautiful seasons.
    One of the talented and respected poet.
    It's really a valuable gift you are blessed with.
    He has a wonderful collections of Sonnets and poems.
    Beautiful way he compares life to nature.
    Many poems on nature, love, pain, beauty, society,
    seasons, and many more are his collections.
    May you keep on contributing valuable poems and Sonnets to this poetic world.
    Thank you for supporting me in this journey of poems.
    Wishing you all the Best.
    God Bless!

    Thank you Sir!

  • Rookie - 29 Points Chukwuma Ndububa (8/2/2013 1:30:00 PM)

    Real men of pen they say are not dressed in gold, it is only when you scratch them you will realize that they are gold. So am I lovingly dedicated to you for being a resurgent source of inspiration and encouragement. I prize your art. Olé, Sir!

  • Rookie - 281 Points Jack Growden (7/27/2013 5:09:00 AM)

    A fantastic writer! Please read my collection and comment and rate them. Thanks!

  • Rookie Joan Smith (7/22/2013 9:51:00 AM)

    David really is a talented writer. His poems and sonnets touch the heart. He is obviously a very caring and knowledgeable person. I admire his work. js

  • Gold Star - 11,752 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (7/12/2013 9:06:00 AM)

    Congratulations on your completing 200 poems. Your Sonnets are a delight. Your Haiku's are quotable cuties. Your Nature poems are beauties. I am always elated reading your poems. Keep up the tempo. I came to know you after you gave me an encouraging comment for my poem 'Bird's Lament' and since then I look forward to see your new poems and your thoughtful comments. Wish you all the best.

  • Veteran Poet - 1,483 Points Shahzia Batool (7/3/2013 3:35:00 AM)

    The visit to the poetry page of David Wood is wonderful for many strong reasons of good reading, especially the SONNET form in the modern shape. Those students who consult this site for the purpose of studying poetry, as poemhunter is serving the needs of Cambridge students as well as the research scholars who are working on Explication de Texte, they can consult this page as the living example of modern sonnet written in traditional rhyme-scheme, mostly The English sonnet i.e Shakespearean. The Rhyme-scheme and the rhyming analysis is available here...David's sonnets are lucid in diction, natural in flow and easy to follow...the following information is added from the web source, as this is the right place for it:

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    A sonnet is a poetic form which originated in Italy; the Sicilian poet Giacomo da Lentini is credited with its invention.[1] The term sonnet derives from the Italian word sonetto, meaning little song, and by the thirteenth century it signified a poem of fourteen lines that follows a strict rhyme scheme and specific structure. Conventions associated with the sonnet have evolved over its history. Writers of sonnets are sometimes called sonneteers, although the term can be used derisively. One of the best-known sonnet writers is William Shakespeare, who wrote 154 of them (not including those that appear in his plays) . A Shakespearean, or English, sonnet consists of fourteen lines written in iambic pentameter, in which a pattern of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable is repeated five times. The rhyme scheme in a Shakespearean sonnet is a-b-a-b, c-d-c-d, e-f-e-f, g-g; the last two lines are a rhyming couplet.

    Nice poetry David Wood! ! !

  • Rookie Tabandeh Heidary Bafghy (6/25/2013 2:46:00 PM)

    thanks for your kindness my friend
    my mother language is Persian and i composed poems in Persian.
    can you speak Persian?
    you can read my Persian poems in this website: shereno. ir
    thanks again for your attention
    i know i am not alone here

  • Gold Star - 11,752 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (5/11/2013 8:26:00 AM)

    Congratulations on completing 100 poems. You are keeping poetry alive. Nature appears, human nature seeps through, and love flows in your poems. Thank you.

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Best Poem of David Wood


Bluebells carpet the woodland floor
Packed so tightly that insects tip-toe
Softly and quietly between them.
Their beauty unlocks a woodland door

With such colour of delicate blue,
And a fragrance that is heaven sent.
They droop their heads in the spring rain,
With their beauty making all things new.

Their magic weaves a pleasant spell
A sea of blue that meanders in the breeze
And floats delicately over the forest floor,
Their fragrance creates a delicate smell.

Nature now has all its beauty brought
To the fore before summer casts its ...

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