Quotes by Dave Smith

"and I had no home but the heart’s hut,
the blistering walls of loneliness,
the world’s blue skymiles of longing."
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"Every gray day swells in around you, gold bird.
Sinister as the copperhead in thick russet
pinestraw, that held-back surge of piled up desire.
I think my hands were born to touch and weave with
air your intricate dips, veers, blinks always take."
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"I throw out love
like an anchor and wait where the long house lights
of strangers tickle the river’s back …

Isn’t it right to drag the rivers for the bodies
not even the nets could catch? I won’t lie, I want
you to lie with me on the tumbling surface of love.

from “Sailing the Back River"
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Dave  Smith
  • Dave Smith

  • Born: Portsmouth, Virginia, The United States.

  • Description: Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the Goodreads database with this name.Dave Smith (born 1942) is an American poet, writer, critic, editor, and educator.Dave Smith holds a BA degree in English from the University of Virginia, a MA degree in English from the Southern Illinois University and a PhD in English from Ohio University.He was a professor on the University of Utah, the University of Florida, the Louisiana State University, and the Johns Hopkins University.

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