December 2008

Two hours
what ever was left is gone
swept away
in foolishness and worry.
God, why would I think
I could change?
Why would a simple text
set me on the winds,
back to school
on some old bound beauty
I can take in?

Best to remove
decide learning is wisdom
and press on
where the year ends
and new starts.


Toshi Kurete,

Counting the hours till the new year

remembering the tough times.


Dave Barber

11 December 2008

Well,  it’s nearly the end of 2008.   It is during this time that I always set back and ask myself what I wanted to do in 2008.  Then I ask myself,  did I complete it?    Also, I ask what do I want to do in 2009?

So, what do you want to do in 2008?   Did you finish it?


Dave Barber



I saw a small version of this on a site.  Thought it looked funny.  It’s easy to draw and funny.  I call it Toby.




Yes,  I know it loks alittle rough but I’ll work on it.  Not sure what it is.  Could be a hamster.


Poetry eBook Review – Where the Fenceline Runs by Dave Barber

Posted: 28 Dec 2008 11:27 AM CST

Not normally a reader of poetry, I was pleasantly surprised when I read David Barber’s latest eBook. The book is titled Where the Fenceline Runs, and includes a good number of poems by my now favorite poet.

The simple reality is that good poetry is rare. Sure you can find lots of decent poems related to love, loss, etc, but poetry related to all topics in life (that actually makes you stop and think) is hard to find.

In the eBook Where the Fenceline runs, good poetry is exactly what you’ll find. Dave doesn’t follow one style, or cover one topic, rather this collection of poems deals with many aspects of life, and almost all of them will move you and/or make you think. Poems like For some reason, Horizons, Kingdoms, and Keepers truly convey feeling, and they really make you stop and consider.

For anyone who enjoys a good poem, I am highly recommending this eBook. The book contains close to 100 poems, and at $6.39 for the Kindle book, it is a great investment in excellent reading material. The book is also available in paperback, and I have included links to both at the bottom of this review.

An Excerpt from Where the Fenceline Runs:

How Many Surfaces?

Now the drop has become one,

World’s larger –

Reflecting the surface only

A greater freedom in the new

Union or just the same.

Reflections are backwards

My face in the drop Is upside down

Distorted and stretched

Into a new place

Self sees the day

Ended in evaporation

Surface is gone – for now

Dried into the next time

I’m wondering about the next time.

Quicklinks –
Get David Barbers eBook in Kindle Format: Where The Fenceline Runs (Kindle Format – Will also work on MobiPocket software)

also available in paperback: Where The Fenceline Runs (Paperback)

Check out David Barber’s Fine Poetry Blog (


You are subscribed to email updates from

Next Page »