Watershed Musings: Poems and Writings by David A. Smith
Poetry covering themes of love, family, life, nature, cancer, death, and struggle. More
Originally published in softcover and distributed freely to many poeple, this book has been enthusiastically received and recommended due to its easily understandable metaphor and relatable subject matter.
The four sections cover different themes.
Section One is about Youth, Love, Marriage, and Family. In this section, David explores nostalgia for youth, life experiences, and expresses his heartfelt love toward family.
Section Two is David's exploration of Nature and Religion. David explores ideas regarding the paradoxes within nature; the complexity, mystery, and beauty of nature within the "Dear Cosmos" series; and examines his personal journey away from religious thought.
Section Three is a poiniant look at death from a non-religious perspective. Written after his diagnosis with incurable Stage IV colon cancer, Dave contemplates the struggle to live, as well as his acceptance of impending death.
Section Four is an allegory which highlights the struggle between knowledge and ignorance.
Covering a broad range of topics such as: Life, Death, Love, Family, Cancer, and Philosophy, this collection contains poetry with metaphor and beauty which is touching and relatable.