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Re: “Taken Off the Endangered List

nice

Posted by slufoot on 05/15/2014 at 7:15 PM

Re: “This season

Catherine Munsee, you've got some nice poems in this paper...

Posted by Monte Merrick on 02/19/2014 at 11:14 PM

Re: “The rain

That's beautiful :-)

Posted by Margaret on 02/06/2014 at 9:29 AM

Re: “Child's Play

Steve, there's quite a bit of background information to this poem you wrote.

'Annette's Dream' 'Annette had a dream and shared it with me the next morning. In the dream, she came upon some children in a forest meadow at the height of autumn. The trees were in fall colors of red, orange, yellow and rust, a scented breeze moved the falling leaves, the sunlight and the shadows angled lazily - it was the perfect cliche of an October afternoon. As she approached the children, she saw that they were playing around a small pile of pale gray ashes. They would reach into the pile, clasp a handful, raise their hands and let the ashes pour slowly into the wind. They were laughing and joyous. She asked them what they were doing and they replied that they were playing with my ashes. When I told Steve about Annette's dream, he wrote 'Child's Play'.'

I created an art piece bringing together my friend Annette's dream and your poem and the dream narrative, poem, and art piece were displayed together at the USCF/Mount Zion Comprehensive Cancer Center - all back in 1999. Thank you for your poem with its guiding imagery and beautiful language. Darin.

Posted by Darin Dawson on 10/04/2013 at 8:50 AM

Re: “harmony borax works

Nice - I like this. You knew the Mineral Kingdom does yet live. despite humanities best effort to the contrary.

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Posted by alchenault on 09/17/2013 at 4:29 PM

Re: “pelican in the dunes

Yes Monte - she must have been a grand-daughter of Jonathon Livingston. still trying to show mankind his true way, his more noble purpose...

Posted by alchenault on 09/17/2013 at 4:05 PM

Re: “pelican in the dunes

Monte, your poems are so beautiful. This one gave me chills; I almost cried. Such a compassionate description of a moment - wildlife rehab is so sad sometimes, but so worth it too. It's a labor of love, that's for sure. Kudos to you for being who you are.

Posted by Amy Fontaine on 09/04/2013 at 10:30 PM

Re: “To Capture the Fleeting

Thank you, Amy. I am glad you did. You communicate your thoughts so well.

Posted by Jassen on 03/03/2013 at 4:56 PM

Re: “manila, february

Puts me right there, feeling and seeing a beautiful view...

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Posted by diane brunetta on 02/28/2013 at 10:50 AM

Re: “To Capture the Fleeting

Just for posterity's awareness, the adjective in the fourth line should be "sharp", not "rare". I wrote this for an ornithologist, so it would be a crime to say a species is rare that actually isn't. It was fixed in the actual Journal (thanks to Heidi's kind acknowledgment of my email), but not on here. Glad you liked it Jassen! I liked your poem, too.

Posted by Amy on 02/19/2013 at 8:12 PM

Re: “To Capture the Fleeting

Fascinatingly, I too wrote of a mountain prior to reading this today.

Posted by Jassen on 02/17/2013 at 5:06 PM

Re: “Living History

Thanks Dave. It was a great day!

Posted by Kirk Gothier on 01/25/2013 at 9:01 AM

Re: “Living History

Great poem and tribute. Always best to express it while it's fresh in your heart. Well Done

Posted by Dave Carr on 01/24/2013 at 1:08 PM

Re: “Clothesline Prayer Flags

This sure gave me a laugh today. We hang clothes in our dining room after several efforts trying to dry outside. What the Hell?

Posted by Kathleen Haas on 09/24/2012 at 7:59 PM

Re: “So many things can wait

beautiful poem, thanks

Posted by Steve on 08/09/2012 at 7:54 AM

Re: “pelican in the dunes

heartbreaking and beautifully bittersweet. love this.

Posted by i-ching on 02/10/2012 at 5:31 PM

Re: “Remembrance of Running Past

I love this poem. It just lifted my spirits, as an aging falling apart older woman who used to run, the meaning went far beyond the giving up of running. It was such a graceful way of accepting what can't be changed.

Posted by Judy Webb on 01/01/2012 at 8:45 AM

Re: “Blindsided on the Corner of California & Harris

(Addressed to the above) Yes, at least, I did when I had the time (and will continue to do so when I've found where I misplaced the elusive said time). Who's asking, and why?

Posted by JC on 11/11/2011 at 1:11 AM

Re: “Indiana Summer

Indiana summers, passionate night skies, heat lightning, fire flies, trill of whip-poor-wills wafting. :) Thank you.

Posted by josephine johnson on 10/17/2011 at 10:01 AM

Re: “Blindsided on the Corner of California & Harris

Are you the same Joshua Commander who reads for LibriVox?

Posted by Tom on 10/10/2011 at 7:54 AM

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