David Doubleday is a poet, artist and photographer; a student of human nature who enjoys the natural world. He has found - the time to stand and stare. This is his debut poetry selection: he is currently working on a collection relating to World War 1.
- Favourite colour: Blue sky.
- Favourite song: Manhattan, Kansas By Donna Fargo – a picture of life as it is.
- Favourite books: : 'A town like Alice' by Nevil Shute – great story well told. 'Lord of the Rings' by Tolkien – a world of his own. 'Jane Eyre' by Charlotte Bronte – I’m a romantic at heart. 'Ben Hur' by Lew Wallace – well they did make a film of it; if you haven’t read it you should.
- Favourite film: ‘Them!' - black and white science fiction classic.
- Favourite artist: Van Gogh – amazing texture and colour.
- Favourite poets: Burns and Kipling.
- Favourite places: Home, a beach and Scotland.
- Hates: Intolerance.
- Prediction: We won’t do anything about global warming until it is too late.
- One wish: Peace on earth.
- Inspirations: Nature, history.
- Thing I've learned: If you can’t do anything about it, don’t worry; if you can, do it!
- Legacy: Many poets have given me pleasure – and they will never know – if my poems give pleasure then my poetry will have been successful. The more pleasure the better!