Author: Bruce Louis Dodson

Treadmill

Here’s a sensitive poem by Bruce that depicts a slice of life, in Different Truths. The poet presents a slice of life, where a father watches a daughter with pride, with his five-year- old son. It explores human emotions, beautifully. I have stumbled on A smiling dad Stands tall behind a treadmill And his five year old […]

Postcard from Nepal – Mount Kailash

An evocative poem that’s more like a prayer to Lord Shiva, by Bruce, for Different Truths. The climb is more than is imagined Higher than the Sherpas dare to go They say goodbye with friendly curiosity:                “Is life not hard enough?”           “Why why would you climb to Shiva’s feet?”           “There’s […]

Discovery

Bruce warns us of a powerful enemy that feed on hatred and fear in this evocative verse, in Different Truths. Our enemy is faster without doubts and unencumbered by the cloth of ethics Without mercy wearing skins of every race beyond the reach of simple justice. Do not think that he is beaten in a single battle […]

Ganges Satori / Oarsman

Bruce celebrates the beauty of Ganges, in Benares (Varanasi), in his two poems here. In the first poem, he is speechless by the magnificence of the river as mother. In the second poem, an ancient oarsman reveals the many mysteries. While temples rise and fall, Ganges flows on. Ganges Satori There is so much beauty here My eyes […]

Discovery

Bruce addresses a pertinent social issue in the poem. Our enemy is faster Without doubts and Unencumbered by the cloth of ethics Without mercy Wearing skins of every race Beyond the reach of simple justice. Do not think that he is beaten in a single battle Or in many He will follow us through lifetimes […]