Recent Reviews for Paul A Drouillard
The Owl and the Indian (Poetry) - 9/20/2010 5:33:49 AM|
I LOVE THIS! Sometimes my sister and I would call our daddy and he would come walking out of the woods...you think he had met an owl.
I Hear a Shawnee Song (Poetry) - 9/17/2010 6:17:43 AM
The Shawnee spirits flow
They glide along the wind
In the night they come and go
You hear them now and then
I hear those ancient spirits too, when I wander the great Northwood or the vast Southwest.
I Hear a Shawnee Song (Poetry) - 9/16/2010 6:01:25 PM
I ENJOYED THIS WORK THAT HAS GOOD IMAGERY, WITH PHRASES AND A RHYME SCHEME THAT FLOW WELL TOGETHER. THANKS FOR SHARING, LOVE AND BLESSINGS, JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
I Hear a Shawnee Song (Poetry) - 9/16/2010 11:58:14 AM
I Hear a Shawnee Song (Poetry) - 9/16/2010 2:01:28 AM
EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
I Hear a Shawnee Song (Poetry) - 9/15/2010 3:47:09 PM
Of course the spirit lingers, Paul, the lasting song of those who suffered injustice.
I like the simple, direct expression and the essential repetitions.
Time Walker (Poetry) - 8/25/2010 4:00:15 PM
Love this. I can relate in ways I dare not say.
These gifts are often misunderstood in our world of doubt.
I'm glad your pen dares to bring them out.
Time Walker (Poetry) - 8/11/2010 7:12:58 PM
...time present is time past and time future...? a transcendental journey beyond the so-called confines and rules we allow the cruel crude clock to impose. Fine delivery, Paul.
Time Walker (Poetry) - 8/11/2010 6:13:01 PM
Wonderful feel and flow to this magical one Paul,
and this must be a super rare gift if it is real!
Shawnee Wherever You Go (Poetry) - 8/4/2010 2:38:02 AM
Keep 'em coming Paul, I am beginning to really understand and appreciate Native Americans through your poetry.
Shawnee Wherever You Go (Poetry) - 8/3/2010 9:53:14 PM
The best part of history is to walk in the footsteps of others and imaging what they went through and how they survived...
Be always safe,
Shawnee Wherever You Go (Poetry) - 8/3/2010 4:30:04 PM
I so often walk hiking trails thinking of what once was- and who once was. I've always wished there was some Indian blood in me. I never knew my uncle Jack- but he always spoke that way.
The forest is alive with memories too.
A Shawnee Lullaby (Poetry) - 8/2/2010 7:44:54 AM
I love this poem. There is one glaring clunker, at least to my ears.
The word [squaw]. To some groups it simply means woman, but to other native groups [squaw] means a woman of loose morals. This was first explained to me by a man of the Tuscarora more than 40 years ago. I fear to many "whites" the word carries the same negative connotation
All the same a good write
welcome to the den
Where has the Shawnee gone? (Poetry) - 7/11/2010 3:00:29 PM
A MOST ENJOYED WORK - DONE WELL. ...THANKS SO MUCH FOR SHARING. LOVE AND BLESSINGS, JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Where has the Shawnee gone? (Poetry) - 7/10/2010 2:24:46 PM
Paul, what a beautiful poem. It is a tribute to your heritage and culture of a proud but not forgotten people.
Warm regards, David
Ohio Genocide (Poetry) - 7/1/2010 5:27:01 PM
Sadly the Indian was treated badly by white man's greed
Cast Upon the Western Winds (Poetry) - 6/30/2010 3:29:54 AM
Only with a poet's pen - how so sadly true.
Cast Upon the Western Winds (Poetry) - 6/30/2010 3:26:34 AM
Heartfelt and beautifully written Paul! You are doing a great work. May the Lord bless the work of your hands...giving to you renewed strength and courage to go on with each new day! Thanks for sharing so powerfully!
P.S. Welcome to AD! Blessings!!!
Cast Upon the Western Winds (Poetry) - 6/29/2010 11:58:06 PM
To right mate, they will reside in immorality as long as your poet's pen scribes. Lest we forget. Lovely work Paul, thank you
Cast Upon the Western Winds (Poetry) - 6/29/2010 9:40:29 PM
Poetically astute with strong emotion and reverance to all who came before living with dignity and pride...
Be always safe,
Cast Upon the Western Winds (Poetry) - 6/29/2010 3:56:30 PM
Nice Paul, Keep them coming. You're doing our ancestors proud.
Cast Upon the Western Winds (Poetry) - 6/29/2010 3:22:57 PM
Great! I like the tone of this very much, optimistic and yet the taste of past pain is still here too.
A Shawnee Lullaby (Poetry) - 6/29/2010 6:51:14 AM
This is a very soothing, comforting lullaby.
A Shawnee Lullaby (Poetry) - 6/28/2010 10:49:55 PM
I have always loved the mystical culture of native Americans and your poem adds to my intrigue, nice one Paul,
Lament for the Chippewa (Poetry) - 6/28/2010 6:38:47 PM
Sad but true; much has been lost and so little learned. Thank you, Paul. Love and peace to you,
A Shawnee Lullaby (Poetry) - 6/28/2010 6:36:25 PM
Sweetly engaging, these are lovely verses, Paul. Thank you for sharing this offering. Welcome to AD. Love and peace to you,
A Shawnee Lullaby (Poetry) - 6/28/2010 5:15:32 PM
Lovely poem, bringing scenes of the tender Shawnee mother, perhaps comforting both her baby and herself with her lullaby.
Welcome to Authors' Den, Paul!
Indian Trails (Poetry) - 6/26/2010 10:12:52 AM
As a former Michigander with traces of the life in the blood of my ancestors, I'm pleased by your efforts. Pontiac, Okemos, Cheboygan, Onondaga, all names of towns and cities throughout the state, just to name a few of the ways we commemorate our heritage. Love what you do Paul.
Thanks again, Dick
Lament for the Chippewa (Poetry) - 6/25/2010 9:25:40 PM
i mourn too----for my spirit so eternally connected to the Chippewa!
Paul, they will return in another time zone to claim their own------
that is my belief
Lament for the Chippewa (Poetry) - 6/25/2010 7:25:55 PM
Amen...and amen again, Paul!
Lament for the Chippewa (Poetry) - 6/25/2010 4:14:05 PM
So sadly true.
Indian Trails (Poetry) - 6/25/2010 2:51:35 AM
Have you ever walked in the woods and felt you were not alone?
Just about every trip I take into the woods, and I like your poem.
Indian Trails (Poetry) - 6/24/2010 1:14:08 AM
Great imagery Paul, these words take to memories of many times I have been in the wilderness and thought I was not alone, as John pointed out, the woods have a soul of their own.
Indian Trails (Poetry) - 6/24/2010 12:15:57 AM
Yes, Paul, every walk in the woods has a presence other than one's own, I've always felt it. Again, this is worthwhile history, your sense of place and atmosphere is strong and secure and a delight to read.
Ghost Horses (Poetry) - 6/23/2010 11:16:27 AM
as the holocaust...this part of history should NEVER be forgotten
keep writing paul...your work is good...patmedlin
Ohio Genocide (Poetry) - 6/23/2010 3:35:54 AM
But their names are found
On cities and towns;
As if we have no shame
Our shame is not only in Ohio, it's sadly nationwide.
The Owl and the Indian (Poetry) - 6/14/2010 4:52:05 PM
What a beautiful story, reminds me of the shapeshifters...
Be always safe,
The Owl and the Indian (Poetry) - 6/14/2010 10:22:29 AM
I've read all three of the poems you've posted and I like them all. Nicely done, I'll be watching for more. Dick
The Owl and the Indian (Poetry) - 6/14/2010 9:05:15 AM
Wonderful poem! I love that part about "as if time were glass"!
The Owl and the Indian (Poetry) - 6/14/2010 6:39:37 AM
Very well done indeed dear man..stay safe and well..Hugss
The Owl and the Indian (Poetry) - 6/14/2010 6:07:46 AM
Very well written, Paul
The Owl and the Indian (Poetry) - 6/14/2010 4:34:51 AM
A marvelous poetic tale!
Ghost Horses (Poetry) - 6/13/2010 10:25:01 PM
I love this poem, it reminds me of a forgotten part of history, a very wonderful sentiment.