The Sunday Poem: David Wilde... Dia de los Muertos

Who has not seen David Wilde roaming the streets and coffee houses of Nob Hill with a sheaf of papers and a smile?  Who has not noticed the bottle of malt vinegar on his table?  This former academician from the United Kingdom is a Central Ave. boulevardier of the first order and, according to the titles of these short poems, a very early riser.



10/25/1 6:30 am


the morning breaks

the last moon quarter

slides into view above

the eastern horizon

slivers into view

from somewhere

out of sight

out of mind

out of hearing

to those who


and those who



10/26/11 6:30am


dark no moon

means the dawn

soft shaded smell

of rain but no

pain now at this

point in time

this epoch of

minutes to the

mile of walking

stepping out and

on to the sidewalk

presence and

waiting  – waking

to the day – breathing

in the air 


10/30/11  6:30


dia de los

muertos es libre

es flamenco con

gana con

obras completas

y  libros

de los fuerte

blanco y rojas

y verde


dia de la

muerte es libre

es debla

es finale con silencioso





Poetry submissions are welcome.  Email

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Comment by Margaret Randall on November 6, 2011 at 7:56am
As an early riser as well, I can really appreciate these! Especially the first two. Such precise, clear images... so evocative. Thank you!
Comment by Julie Brokken on November 6, 2011 at 8:36am
Thank you David.  Your poems make me wanna forego my night owl ways and rise... if only once in a blue moon...  sweet!
Comment by Jules Nyquist on November 6, 2011 at 10:09am

Wonderful! It's great to be up to greet the sunrise.


Comment by dai wilde on November 6, 2011 at 1:11pm
Thank you all for the most gracious and welcome comments.  Its a blast to be included with such keen and estimable company.  Mil gracias!
Comment by Ben Moffett on November 6, 2011 at 7:11pm

Viva Méjico!  Viva la bandera! Viva la luna! Great poetry and gratifying to see the quarter moon finally garnering some attention. 

Comment by Dee Cohen on November 10, 2011 at 6:05am

Early morning is my favorite time of day. These poems capture its mood and promise in a refreshingly AM way. Thanks for sharing them. Dee

Comment by dai wilde on November 10, 2011 at 7:19am

Thanks.  I hear that it was 22F in Santa Fe yesterday am!


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