Comment Archives: stories: Arts + Scene: Poetry

Re: “Lunch for One

Great, funny . . .

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Posted by brucebalboni on 02/23/2017 at 6:57 AM

Re: “light

Great poem!

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Posted by brucebalboni on 01/07/2017 at 7:04 PM

Re: “We give thanks for Donald Trump

I love this poem!

Posted by Gloria Picchetti on 12/22/2016 at 1:57 PM

Re: “Last Phase

Spoke to me of a long ago summer camping trip with a long dead friend. Thanks.

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Posted by jakable on 08/05/2016 at 4:35 PM

Re: “Introvert

Love it!

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Posted by Nick Campise on 04/22/2016 at 12:21 PM

Re: “The Writers' House

Nice. I like.

Do you believe the Golden Age is already here?

I do. So now the job of waking everybody up to this fact!


Posted by alchenault on 11/11/2015 at 9:28 PM

Re: “Paying It Forward / Fall Day

I love your Poem! You're able to see the Life Cycle as well, so that means we are Kindred Spirits. Now, is the time, " We Kindred Spirits are to gather together as we may. I see on the near Horizon the Dawn of a New Day. Here is a short piece I wrote some time ago and it seems to accompany your piece, "Paying It Forward/Fall Day," quite well. What do you think?

"Tree Talk"

The rush of wind oer’ pine bough

The soft hiss, and now the low distant muffled roar

Echoed by the gentle howl of wind-swept Oak branch

Tree talk

Makes your spirit soar

Albert Chenault Jr

Posted by alchenault on 11/05/2015 at 2:08 PM

Re: “What Did We See?

As a former short term student there in the Bay area, at CR to be exact, your poetic work activated such intense memories within me; of even the scent of the early morning air by the Bay. A uniquely cool, moist, lively smell of Earth and Sea come together. A fond pleasant memory for me at least. Thank you so much for this. :)

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Posted by alchenault on 08/21/2015 at 11:16 AM

Re: “Riverbank Music

I like the idea that you have to be "in...tune" to enjoy it. I like that a lot!

Posted by Nick Campise on 08/08/2015 at 7:17 PM

Re: “Riverbank Music

That's really good Mr Bryant, I enjoyed reading that greatly.

Posted by Jamie Hubner on 08/06/2015 at 12:40 PM

Re: “Riverbank Music

Wow! That is beautiful!

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Posted by smitty12358 on 08/06/2015 at 12:10 PM

Re: “Advice to a Student

Wonderful to teach and be reminded constantly of the despair we once felt as though it had never been felt by anyone before us. I wonder if that's the only way to feel relief; we cannot survive constantly being bled by such despair. To teach implies perspective, distance. Or does it?

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Posted by Alineglish on 05/07/2015 at 10:40 AM

Re: “Regret

I love the storytelling and imagery!

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Posted by Amy on 11/06/2014 at 7:16 AM

Re: “Taken Off the Endangered List


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.

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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

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