Welcome to the HOME  page of Dave Young – poet and coffee house dweller.

This website is FREE to READ and FREE to COMMENT. To do so go to:- and CLICK on the appropriate page 

“The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to  transform, to love” Ben Okri, Nigerian poet and novelist.
‘the writer of prose can only step aside when the poet passes by’  –  Somerset Maughan
other pages on this website are:-
About Me – work and family stuff.
Gallery – a page dedicated to artwork from artists I have collaborated with and misc. photographs of gigs and readings I have performed at.
Poems (2004-2011) – a page of earlier writing and remixes with extracts from my 2004 published collection ‘Ready to Ignite’ and non published work
Water’s Edge (2011) – Extracts of poetry and art coming together from the same inspiration source. A collaboration with Teesside fine artist Juliet Adele. All Rights Reserved. Copyright 2011. ISBN 0-9546191-1-0
poetry pages specific to this site:-
Angelspit (2012) – a free to read on line work in 3 parts. To follow the A-Z of Angelspit CLICK on their dedicated pages.
YellowFlower Parts 1, 2 and 3 (2014/2015) – a free to read on line work. To follow YellowFlower CLICK on their dedicated pages.
Last Lick (2015) – A 5th collection of poems free to read on line work – some new poems by me, some by poets and writers I admire. To read and comment CLICK on the appropriate page.
Gratia (2017) – A 6th collection of poems, a free to read on line work. There are new poems by me and a selection of poems by writers I admire. To read and comment CLICK on the appropriate page.


Much of the Artwork you see on this website is by Juliet Adele, Dianne Bowell and Suzy Angus . I am grateful to them for allowing me use of their wonderful artwork to compliment my words.
Many of the photographs of yours truly on this website by Claire Young.



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‘the worst enemy of creativity is self doubt’  – Sylvia Plath.

‘a poet is an unhappy being whose heart is torn by secret sufferings, but whose lips are so strangely formed that when cries and sighs escape them they sound like beautiful music’– Soren Kiergegaard.

‘poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted’ Percy Shelley.

‘the heart can think of no devotion greater than being shore to the ocean, holding the curve of one position, counting an endless repetition’ Robert Frost.

‘a poets work is to shape the world and stop it from going to sleep’ Salman Rushdie.