My Friend The Moon
D Everett Newell at the outset of the collection shows his entrancing visions to the reader depicting a hope where we could get a 2nd chance to repair the mistakes committed by us in our lives. The poet strongly believes that such a day will surely come in life where 2nd chances would be given. The spontaneous writings entangled with realistic events are remarkable throughout the book quite evident in A Purity in Winter, A First Poem, Family, and many others.Amazon USA
Reviewed by Rochak Agarwal
D Everett Newell at the outset of the collection shows his entrancing visions to the reader depicting a hope where we could get a 2nd chance to repair the mistakes committed by us in our lives. The poet strongly believes that such a day will surely come in life where 2nd chances would be given. The spontaneous writings entangled with realistic events are remarkable throughout the book quite evident in A Purity in Winter, A First Poem, Family, and many others.
In A First Poem, the poet typically reveals that he is unknown about the end of his writings and is in search of a cadence so that even the smallest ideas concealed within himself can be seeped out. Here the poet shares a personal experience to which every poet while writing poetry might be able to relate. A wonderful perspective from the poet's point of view.
Ok I am writing again
Not knowing where It,
But the beginning is fun
When the piece is done,
I will hit send
Here I am, hitting the keyboard
Stroke after stroke
Trying to find a cadence
So, my readers are not bored
The smallest of ideas
Seeping from my soul
Sometimes flowing slowly
Others, A torrential rain
Poetry comes in waves
In Traveling Man, D Everett Newell elucidates the nature of a person who loves traveling. Such a person never gets content easily whether he would have already traveled to the most beautiful places resided on the earth, yet he will never be satisfied as one cannot cover the whole world. Conclusively, a traveling man never stops he explores the world till nothing is left to explore.
I love to travel
Beauty lies all around us
Been up and down the East Coast
To the Bahama Islands
Yet I’ll never be satisfied
I’ve not seen the Mississippi River
Its power pushing paddle boats up and down
I’ve not seen the Alamo in Texas
Its memory etched in our history
I’ve not seen the Great Canyon
A natural wonder showing water’s power
From the outset, the simplicity, the easiness, absence of artificial vocabulary in the writing style of the poet captivates the reader and encourages them to read more and more, and gradually one may find himself at the last page of the book deeply mesmerized by D Everett Newell's poems. It is a delight to recommend My Friend The Moon to poetry audiences seeking simple expressions of personal experiences.
I am, The Author, D Everett Newell
My name is Dennis Everett Newell; I am called in no certain order, Denny, Den, Big D, D Everett, and Dennis. It’s funny, but I can usually tell by how someone calls my name, what time in my life we shared. I guess there are many layers to a life that has now spanned 68 years. My middle name, Everett, has been passed down in our family since the Civil War. My great-great-grandfather’s name was Darius Newell, who named his son Silas Everett Newell, my great-grandfather. He in turn named his son John Everett Newell, my grandfather, who then in turn named my dad, John Everett Newell Jr. My dad named me Dennis Everett Newell, and my son is Corey Everett Newell.
Poetry, and my stories are my way of slaying the inner dragons within my mind, thus allowing my inner feelings and passions to escape – my relief valve if you will! I draw on my own personal inspiration from my assimilations and experience of my life lived. Experiences that I have taken then shaped and formed into stories and poems. Moments garnered from all people I have interacted with, during all these years of living. I am from a family with a long history of wordsmiths. Within these pages, I try not to let down those that came before me, and to pass a standard to those who will come after. Taking on this family mantle, I do so with pride and to the best of my meager abilities.
I now live in Western New York, an area that if you don’t like the weather, wait 24 hours and it will change. The people that live here are tough, able, caring and resilient. I originated from the hills of Pennsylvania - a small town, Falls Creek, in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountain chain. Within my family heritage you will find lumberjacks, coal miners, and people of every vocation. You will also find warmth, loyalty and support. This family is the most loving and lovely family a young boy and now late middle-aged man could possibly ever hope for.
My passions are, in no particular order, writing, photography, paranormal, history (Civil War and WW II), music, poetry, sports, computers, I am a people watcher. I am you see, an everyday man, with the same everyday thoughts as all of you. I hope with all of my heart, something you read in this book will touch you. I hope you can pause and maybe reflect on your own life and world. My Dad taught me very early on, be a ‘stop and smell the roses’ man!
D Everett Newell, the Big D
To reach the Big D, his email is [email protected], You can find all Eleven of my books for purchase on Amazon, Cyberwit.Net, or by emailing me personally,
And now you can listen to my words and my other favorite Poets on The: Podcast, Poet D Everett Newell!