Daniel G Dreamer      8/03/16 5:48 PMHopscotch Blues has some really vociferous imagery. Almost to the point where I was there, bouncing the red ball, and feeling the freedom and wonder of youth. Then, the converse sets itself up and it's disruptively powerful. Particularly the lines about shrinking bank accounts and mounting chores. Two pieces of imagery that hold so much connotational weight they burn away all previous depiction of childhood. Merely leaving us to be haunted by the nostalgia, which could never equate to the authenticity of the experience. There is a catharticness in the sadness of this poem.
Daniel G Dreamer      8/03/16 5:47 PMHopscotch Blues has some really vociferous imagery. Almost to the point where I was there, bouncing the red ball, and feeling the freedom and wonder of youth. Then, the converse sets itself up and it's disruptively powerful. Particularly the lines about shrinking bank accounts and mounting chores. Two pieces of imagery that hold so much connotational weight they burn away all previous depiction of childhood. Merely leaving us to be haunted by the nostalgia, which could never equate to the authenticity of the experience. There is a cathartic is min the sadness of this poem.
Sandra Robinson      6/11/16 3:21 PMI can really relate to "Different", another favorite along with "Endless Smile" & "Sewn Into the Soul".
Sandra Robinson      6/11/16 3:09 PM"I Love You" & "Air". My favorite so far!!
Maggie John      5/12/16 4:04 PM"Authenticity" - I know this feeling SO well. I felt like you were in my brain!
Kay Gardner      5/09/16 1:30 PM"tough tears" - amen, sister.. amen..
Bill McStowe      5/07/16 3:13 PMTough Tears- the way you closed that one out- Wow.
Kay Gardner      5/03/16 2:10 PM"when you just know" - yeah.. makes me wistful..
Bill McStowe      4/20/16 12:51 PMA Clear Divide- Wow. Just nodding my head...nodding my head... I appreciate how this one was put together.
Kay Gardner      4/06/16 1:42 PM"alone" - amen, sistah! being alone, enjoying solitude is nowhere near the same thing as being lonely. how can we truly be happy with others if we are not first happy with ourselves, content in our own skin? you say it beautifully.
Kay Gardner      3/28/16 2:05 PM"name" - i can relate..
Kay Gardner      3/21/16 5:25 PM"sewn into the soul" - i rather like this one.. great feel :)
Bill McStowe      3/14/16 11:23 PM"One More Hand"- felt a punch in the gut, knocked me to a knee... Did you ever notice there's always an empty chair at that table? ;-)
Sarah Warman      2/23/16 8:46 PMEnjoyed 'Blocked'. I've had friendships even on social media. Unfortunately it seems to be the new normal.
Kay Gardner      2/05/16 2:36 PM"ghost of the future" - VERY well done.. i like :)
Rich Landry      1/27/16 12:05 AMI have to admit, poetry intimidated me for my whole life. As a result, I skimmed the titles of all your entries. "Love" appeared to be the friendliest place to start. All I can say is: WOW! That was awesome! I think I'm going to start at the beginning and read slowly. I'm hooked..
Kay Gardner      1/23/16 9:58 PMvery much liking this latest, and love this line: the inhalation is medicinal, sedate :)
Kay Gardner      1/15/16 3:51 AM"magic" - i adore those first three lines especially
Bill McStowe      1/06/16 5:02 AMI really enjoy your poetry. Whenever I read a poem of yours, I feel like I am stepping into a moment of someone's life.
Sarah Warman      12/29/15 7:12 PMEnjoying this series!
Kay Gardner      12/23/15 6:25 PM"let divinity spill from each refraction" - fantastic line!
Kay Gardner      12/15/15 3:58 PM"chestnut".. well-written and made me a little teary
Kay Gardner      12/02/15 3:14 AMaging.. i rather like this..
Kay Gardner      11/17/15 7:42 PMaww.. little lizzie :) too sweet :)
Kay Gardner      11/07/15 3:00 AMoh me.. i can't pick a fave. of course, many of them deal with autumn, which is my best time of year :) i live in the south, and i remember one trip i took with my folks when i was in college. we took the train up to new york state somewhere, turned around, and came home.. all over a three-day weekend. my friends were incredulous - what did you do THAT for?? oh, i said, for the trees.. you should have seen the TREES :)
Bill McStowe      11/05/15 5:05 AMEnjoyed At the Poll. Connected with it.