Dave Parsons, Our Poet Lauerate   1 comment

This posting is from March 6, 2009, when Dave was a finalist for the poet laureate of Texas. He became the 2011 Texas State Poet Laureate. — kenne

Becoming is Superior to Being

davecolor-of-moruningxYesterday’s Houston Chronicle, The Woodlands section, had an excellent article on long-time friend and fellow member of the Montgomery County Literary Arts Council, titled, Local man a finalist for poet laureate of Texas. Dave is the current Montgomery County Poet Laureate. I consider Dave my literary arts mentor, since hiring him to teach the first Creative Writing class at Montgomery College in 1993.  We are very proud of our poet and active participant in local and state literary arts activities.

The following poem is from Dave’s book, “Editing Shy,” published in 1999

The Wisdom of Forms

Entering the water
I found the wisdom
of forms –
the giving
and the
taking of bodies,
without the torque
Of metal
or the tourniquet
of wind –
the way odd shapes
like our future,
unconscious and precise
the many decisions
of faith.

— Dave Parsons

editing-sky-cover-blogThe beautiful cover artwork was…

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Posted March 6, 2020 by kenneturner in Information

One response to “Dave Parsons, Our Poet Lauerate

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  1. going with the flow, not worrying about it, amen

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