Recent Reviews for jeanne rene watson
Seeking the Spiritual (Book) - 2/28/2009 9:52:08 PM|
Perfectly and Spiritually said! as we reach daily!
Love this title!
Uplifting and Hopeful!
Congratulations on getting it published!
P.s. I 've been in Poetrypages.com and when I do, I am deeply inspired! and my heart smiles!
Warmest of Blessings, Love and Light, Warrior Purple Lady SHEExooo
STay Positive! Through the warmth of your inner serenity....
Seeking the Spiritual (Book) - 2/14/2009 7:56:47 PM
Seeking the Spiritual - nice title. It's not always easy but in the end it's worth it!
Poetry Pages: A Collection of Voices from Around the World, Volume 2 (Book) - 1/21/2007 7:16:49 AM
Sounds Great~! This is needed! I want to join Poetry Pages, if that will be ok...
My Poetry is International Poetry Society and a few other avenues! I will get this book, I like the diversity of it!
WArmest Blessings and HuGs,WArrior Sheee
Second Step Down from the Porch (Short Story) - 11/17/2009 11:01:05 PM
Promising. However, you confused me at the beginning. I look for consistent POV with the opening hook. Switching from the porch battered by the elements, to inside, and then back to character outside left me out of focus. Person outside couldn't see inside. I noticed you must have journalistic background to drop the commas before the "and." I've done the same. Strict literary types at publishing houses frown. You might wish to reconsider.
Second Step Down from the Porch (Short Story) - 11/14/2009 12:39:24 PM
Good story; well done!
Shakespeare on Pop-Ups (Short Story) - 9/24/2007 5:51:20 PM
Wow! Humor AND Shakespearian dialogue! Anybody who can manage both in a single story is truly talented. Well done!
Shakespeare on Pop-Ups (Short Story) - 1/16/2007 10:41:28 AM
An intriguing and thought-inciting account, Jeanne René. Merci! Love and peace to you,
Shakespeare on Pop-Ups (Short Story) - 12/18/2004 3:48:16 AM
Interesting. Shakespeare reincarnated. What are the chances?
Ahhh, humanity! (Poetry) - 9/7/2010 12:25:55 AM
Isn't nature amazing? Thank you for capturing it so skillfully and yet even prayerfully here.
... damned basket (Poetry) - 6/18/2010 6:17:09 AM
Sophie's Mustache (a sestina) (Poetry) - 12/16/2009 2:45:20 AM
Well done, Jeanne !
And so it was, but tomorrow ... (Poetry) - 11/15/2009 3:59:15 AM
I like the use of an autumn leaf as a way to drift through life.
she (Poetry) - 8/8/2009 5:18:21 AM
Nice work Jean....many emotions within a short and simple poem that give a reflective character to this work...
she (Poetry) - 7/20/2009 8:06:41 AM
Excellent! A singular subjective objective distortion and denial of aging captured with keen acumen jeanne rene. The imagery and simile linger like an aroma in the readers senses.
And so it was, but tomorrow ... (Poetry) - 12/31/2008 2:25:14 PM
Fluid yet embracing the lines - the drift yes must some how end - but slowly...
On a blanket with my baby.... (Poetry) - 11/1/2008 1:20:06 AM
Creative and refreshing!
And so it was, but tomorrow ... (Poetry) - 10/26/2008 5:09:23 AM
Nice work Jeanne...the past and present are well displayed within the drifting of life along the changing of seasons and the winds of time...
And so it was, but tomorrow ... (Poetry) - 10/23/2008 8:07:48 AM
nice. very nice. lindalaw
And so it was, but tomorrow ... (Poetry) - 10/23/2008 2:06:40 AM
The Intrepid Hearts of '65 (Poetry) - 9/4/2008 8:34:32 PM
A very insightful view of MLK.
lovie (Poetry) - 8/27/2008 7:12:02 PM
Very intense Jeanne. I'm so happy to find something to read here,
I love your poetry.
The emotions carry me with the strength and precision of your words.
Colorful, luminous, vibrant... Just wonderful.
Note #3/ Mother ... upon being/ (Poetry) - 8/5/2008 4:27:45 AM
Nice thoughts...the closeness of friendship and family can be read through the expression of not only friends but of the sons who live within each and every smile, hug and laugther combined and or felt upon the cheek...
lovie (Poetry) - 7/27/2008 5:41:00 AM
Nice work Jeanne...their are emotions circling the stairway from within thoughts that express both love and a bit ofanguish...a nice work...
flexing to the third finger salute (Poetry) - 7/15/2008 7:46:48 PM
Very evokative...although when I first read this, I thought it was speaking of a male, it could easily be about a female as well. There is a lot of gender overlap these days. Jesus wept at Lazarus' death and He was a perfect specimen of ideal masculinity, yet He compared His weeping over Jerusalem's rejection as like a hen wanting to gather her chicks. Very moving, thought-provoking write. -Zach
The Light of the Moon (Poetry) - 7/15/2008 7:32:58 PM
Enjoyed the sounds and life in this poem. You have a way of writing beneath the surface appearance of everyday life and making it come alive.
Excellent write, -Zach
lovie (Poetry) - 7/15/2008 7:16:02 PM
This is the first time I've read something you have writen and found your style vivid...In my minds eye- I could see the story unfolding around me, could feel it with each fresh line.
I'm looking forward now to reading more!
In Christ, zach
The Light of the Moon (Poetry) - 7/4/2008 5:22:38 PM
this is a beautifully penned perfection of love's imbue captured in the poetic words of your pen
lovely poem poetess
Embraced ~ Embrassé
lovie (Poetry) - 7/4/2008 5:19:05 PM
heartache has many a dance around the globe, I certainly loved how you expressed the dance of deception amidst the hopes of a hearts belief of love's possibility amidst the stains...beautiful style
Embraced ~ Embrassé
lovie (Poetry) - 7/2/2008 3:11:34 PM
I admire your incredible talent, Jeanne. Everything about
this poem overwhelms me. Perhaps blinded by the sun, my interpretation of the poem may be faulty, but not my admiration
for the art in the writing of the poem. Thanks. -gene.
lovie (Poetry) - 6/29/2008 2:50:14 PM
A poem truly worthy of more than a single reading; it brings many thoughts and feelings to "the surface." Thank you for sharing your talent, Jeanne René. Love and best wishes,
The Light of the Moon (Poetry) - 6/27/2008 9:47:29 AM
Truly a beautiful write; thank you for sharing you gift, Jeanne René. Love and peace to you,
The Light of the Moon (Poetry) - 6/26/2008 6:20:37 PM
So good a write, I liked the ending, daylight always is better for me than night.
The Light of the Moon (Poetry) - 6/26/2008 4:59:20 PM
Profoundly tantalizing imagery.
To understand each moment to its fullest, to embrace the seconds of living as if they were the last, to be able to paint those feelings on a canvas with words and touch the hearts of those willing, still, in my opinion, remains the highest form of artistic intimacy.
Delightfully rendered Ms. Watson!
Light and Wisdom ...
The Last Sip (Poetry) - 6/16/2008 12:27:36 PM
Words so profound but worth reading anyway.
eating you (Poetry) - 6/16/2008 12:26:27 PM
Stuck on words for this one but I do think it is a good one.
Finding Our Horizon (Poetry) - 6/16/2008 12:25:10 PM
Rock of Ages, this is just what the poem broght to me. How wonderful it would be if all could get along together, support each other, stop lying to one another and give to those in need when we have more than enough etc. Stop being stingy and walk in the sand and think what you can do to help others.
flexing to the third finger salute (Poetry) - 5/14/2008 7:21:20 PM
Why didn't I see this piece before?
This is so good Jeanne, so precise.
Those last lines couldn't be more effective
at the end of such a painfully true depiction
of "male insanity".
flexing to the third finger salute (Poetry) - 5/11/2008 5:36:26 PM
You got your point across quite well.....M
the whistle (Poetry) - 5/11/2008 5:34:38 PM
Vivid images are in tune with this timely write!....M
flexing to the third finger salute (Poetry) - 2/25/2008 11:14:45 AM
"tears ducts cemented with attitudinal mythologies"
Best line that I've read in a while jeannerene'. Humanity certainly is multi-faceted, especially in the way it expresses itself when disgruntled and out of sorts. Your poem seethes with emotion, and effectively paints a moment that everyone can relate too.
flexing to the third finger salute (Poetry) - 2/25/2008 3:26:12 AM
Jeanne René Watson,
Amazing pen my friend. I wonder just how many men could suck it up and be a woman. It takes a sensitive and beautiful person to be one. Just think, that macho exterior may only be a cover-up. Peace, Love and Blessings Always, Paul.
flexing to the third finger salute (Poetry) - 2/25/2008 2:01:22 AM
I have to say I agree with Karla...WOW! Powerful writing. "frustrations dribbling down your chin," my favorite line.
flexing to the third finger salute (Poetry) - 2/24/2008 7:45:11 PM
Reminds me strongly of an incident with my nephew-- he was bawling because his sister got to "do everything, 'cause she's a girl... and I don't get to do anything, 'cause I'm a boy!" to which his dad put his hand on my nephew's shoulder and said, "Buck up, Boy. At least you're a boob!"
They may give us a hard time, but a good tearing-up is healthy for you. --Charlie
flexing to the third finger salute (Poetry) - 2/24/2008 6:47:21 PM
tears ducts cemented with attitudinal mythologies
suck it up man
be a woman
I love it, Jeanne. Cleverly and meaningfully expressed. Love and best wishes,
flexing to the third finger salute (Poetry) - 2/24/2008 6:22:04 PM
I thought you feminists had already made all of us males metro men, that's about a womanish as you can get and still have 'em swinging . . .
flexing to the third finger salute (Poetry) - 2/24/2008 6:10:24 PM
Wow - WOW!!
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
flexing to the third finger salute (Poetry) - 2/24/2008 5:50:37 PM
...great write here jeanne...great title also...
flexing to the third finger salute (Poetry) - 2/24/2008 5:30:44 PM
Cracks me up! LOL
"frustrations dribbling down your chin..." toooo much.
Grey cat jump up to my lap and pause with me (Poetry) - 2/20/2008 9:17:07 AM
Loved this poem and have a cat named Seashore gray like this one and is 11 years old and my little girl. she is great company and like your style in writing too. You simply say it like you feel it. Lois C.
the whistle (Poetry) - 2/15/2008 2:17:47 PM
Well-written, you can hear the music within it, this shows a love for your craft. Blessings, Michelle
the whistle (Poetry) - 2/14/2008 4:45:12 PM
So very beautiful and words so serene and pure.....
Be always safe,
Unmerciful, Because We Loved (Poetry) - 2/14/2008 8:33:43 AM
I LOVE the last two stanzas! I can hear the cries haunting me. This is just... beautiful doesn't quite describe it, but awe-inspiring maybe. So much to digest from this poem and to try to contain the pain.
the whistle (Poetry) - 2/14/2008 8:25:38 AM
The cadence of the whistle as it's tune slowly melts away...I'm listening still...
the whistle (Poetry) - 2/14/2008 3:57:56 AM
Somewheres there's a song in that whistle and hopefully a gait to match. Your poem flows so perfectly and sure pleasure to read. Peace, Love and Blessings Always, Paul.
the whistle (Poetry) - 2/13/2008 5:20:03 PM
Sshhh! I'm still listening to my walls. They hold a little of the old tunes too.
My great grandfather came to America with few posessions, one of them being a tin whistle from the "old country". He was quite good with it. My mother would always hum those old tunes, doodle-y-dooing them as she bounced us on her knee, washed dishes, prepared meals, knitted, bounced our babies on her knees... .. . The ghost notes evaporate in and out of walls where she lived and visited. There's something holding about those old tunes. There tuly is.
I'm glad to see them eulogized. --Charlie
the whistle (Poetry) - 2/13/2008 4:54:26 PM
beautifully done. this flowed very smoothly like the melodies of an orchestra. good write.
blue door and bar flies (flipside of the curtain call) (Poetry) - 2/10/2008 2:17:39 AM
...many colors here...sides to be read...and swatted characters...with scent of Channel and peanuts...make this a damn good piece.
excellent imagery jeanne...
moth wing (Poetry) - 2/9/2008 5:16:54 PM
Jeanne, I love your poetry. The precision of your words is simply wonderful.
("A woman's notebook" is an absolute favorite, one of the best poems I've read on this site)
"my resting-place tenuous
on life's capricious threads"
Still with Life (Poetry) - 1/10/2008 5:44:57 PM
You have painted a portrait of unseen beauty....
Still with Life (Poetry) - 1/8/2008 10:24:19 PM
I adore the reitterating in this piece. You repeat sounds, images, and lead-in's, and it makes music. I like how your lines, though seemingly dis-jointed, fit together smoothly. There are no colorless words. They all have deep meaning and visuals. --Charlie
Still with Life (Poetry) - 1/8/2008 8:28:22 PM
Very passionate feelings contemplating the beauty outside.
Splendid description of a spider web. Some lovely allitterations.
Conversations with Self-Portrait (Poetry) - 1/5/2008 11:31:47 PM
Extraordinary rhythm in this poem, enhanced by alliterations and subtle evolutions of sounds and clever repetitions.
Full of contrasts in content too, where confrontation gives a certain dynamic through your dialog with the portrait.
By all means full of energy and creativity, to tell the reader about creativity.
blue door and bar flies (flipside of the curtain call) (Poetry) - 1/5/2008 9:30:27 PM
Love how your words captured
Such beautiful imagery and vividness!!
Love Peace and hugsss....Morning Star
Euphrates' Child (Poetry) - 1/4/2008 9:50:29 AM
I loved reading and comparing your original to your final draft. I see how you choose your words carefull, extracting all the color and meaning you can from each line. Your final lost nothing, but is fuller and richer, and dripping with colorful, virgin expressions. --Charlie
blue door and bar flies (flipside of the curtain call) (Poetry) - 12/28/2007 5:29:30 AM
Loved the images you wrote here-made me think I was actually there
blue door and bar flies (flipside of the curtain call) (Poetry) - 12/7/2007 11:00:32 AM
I like the image of 'low-watt dreams'. Good metaphor. An enjoyable narrative poem.
Unmerciful, Because We Loved (Poetry) - 12/2/2007 1:18:36 AM
Magnificent poetry Jeanne, once again I feel the intensity of your unique, very personal imagery. I love the details that come adding sudden realism in your poetic wor(l)ds. Until the changes of rhythm and revelation of emotions at the end.
I really loved it.
Unmerciful, Because We Loved (Poetry) - 11/17/2007 11:26:05 PM
Stunned! Talk about being able to disappear in to the words! So many good word-combos here: "front lawns of days"; "we aged on our front lawns"; "September afternoon" ... and I bawled at the end, and I don't even cry at funerals, but I revisited painful ones here, in yours... what a gift!--so glad I stumbled into you. --Charlie
blue door and bar flies (flipside of the curtain call) (Poetry) - 11/17/2007 11:19:34 PM
Holy, Holy Cow! What a story, and how you tell it.... awesome! --Charlie
below a shallow surface (Poetry) - 11/14/2007 3:19:32 AM
I love the physical presence of heaviness, especially "with the ache of love, life, lust.
Such penetrating imagery - abstract and concrete, very physical at the same time. Smoke dancers make our thoughts and senses move sinuously, traveling across your words.
Far from your poetry (Poetry) - 11/4/2007 4:52:24 PM
It seems that you have chosen the right source of inspiration. This poem is made of wonderful sounds, textures, colors and a slowly enchanting atmosphere.
And I love these two lines:
"let me be the beat of the rolled newspaper
slapping your palm"
Well crafted piece that I read with real pleasure.
All the best,
blue door and bar flies (flipside of the curtain call) (Poetry) - 10/5/2007 8:17:37 PM
Excellent writing skills that make the reader drink until the last drop, read until the last word.
Euphrates' Child (Poetry) - 9/29/2007 8:14:14 AM
Exceptional descriptions that mix with essential emotions.
Something primeval, mythical, deeply rooted stays with the reader...
Unmerciful, Because We Loved (Poetry) - 9/27/2007 7:22:59 PM
This truely is so beautiful! A mother's love through time and changes is always a mother's love. The giving of life and sacrifice....
Unmerciful, Because We Loved (Poetry) - 9/27/2007 10:03:45 AM
This is fine poetry indeed, Jeanne; compelling and moving. It is worthy of much more than a single reading. Thank you. Love and best wishes,
Love Song for September (Poetry) - 9/27/2007 5:44:34 AM
There is a touch of love beneath the surface of thoughts, a love for summer and the ensueing love of fall, riding in on the winds of September....a very nice view of this change of seasons...
Unmerciful, Because We Loved (Poetry) - 9/27/2007 5:26:52 AM
Wow! For a guy reading this I felt my own bosoms heavy with motherhood . . . How's THAT for understanding this poem of feminine mysticism on parade, which isn't really misticism at all, it is merely our DNA, plus a good bit of our ancestery . . . Gotta love it . . . This was good . . .
A Woman's notebook (Poetry) - 9/26/2007 8:49:36 PM
This poem left me speechless. Your words meet something that is deep inside of me. It is a very personal, unique poem, yet it is universally feminine in nature.
I simply loved it!
Love Song for September (Poetry) - 9/9/2007 12:53:12 PM
It's the call of autumn that moves me as well.
"puffing little whispers through knot holes"
"and watch her toe-tapping in little gusts across the dust."
Such vivid pictures. Perfect feeling to match a perfect autumn day.
Very well done.
Love Song for September (Poetry) - 9/9/2007 10:20:44 AM
Enjoiyed the personifications and imageries presented.
Ahhh "Love Song for September" gave beautiful thoughts and colors~thank you!
Love Song for September (Poetry) - 9/7/2007 2:13:14 PM
Delightful ... smooth and flowing and satisfying. Like a bowel of sweet berries and cream. Blessings Poetess ...
Love Song for September (Poetry) - 9/6/2007 7:08:01 PM
Superb personification of my favorite season, Jeanne René. Thank you for sharing this gift. Love and peace,
Love Song for September (Poetry) - 9/6/2007 2:41:42 PM
A wonderful blend between photograph and written expression to lead the days into the arms of the fall....
Love Song for September (Poetry) - 9/6/2007 12:30:37 AM
A real relaxing day watching the summer day cascade into the slowly changing blotches of fall colors. enjoyed
Love Song for September (Poetry) - 9/5/2007 8:01:57 PM
One of the most remarkable works I have read about the coming change. This work had me sitting there with you and the ole dog, (although I probably would have given him a biscuit and barked at strangers for him). Thank you for this journey of words.
My best regards,
Love Song for September (Poetry) - 9/5/2007 6:24:19 PM
What a ovely ode to September. Seems like all we remember is the darkness of one September day, and forget the beauty surrounding us. Thank you for the reminder: excellent.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Love Song for September (Poetry) - 9/5/2007 6:11:42 PM
How lovely. I read it three times and enjoyed it more each time. The last stanza ends it perfectly. Yet, it's a poem you don't want to end. You're a great poet jeanne rene and I'll be reading more.
Good Night (Poetry) - 7/18/2007 1:25:22 PM
Just what I needed before I switch off for another night here in south west Scotland.
Love the picture you painted in my mind but on the eve of the Open here in the UK and Tiger Woods just been interviewed, I may depart to Carnoustie and the final round in my dream where Tiger will be my partner. The power of dreams can not be contained.
Good Night (Poetry) - 6/22/2007 4:44:17 PM
Such a vivid, well crafted poem my friend......Beautiful!
Good Night (Poetry) - 6/21/2007 11:02:58 AM
To me this reads like a lovely lullaby, Jeanne René. Lovely verses. Thank you for sharing this gift. Love and peace to you,
Good Night (Poetry) - 6/19/2007 12:37:01 PM
So beautifully penned! It just floats and flows throughout, enjoyed.
Good Night (Poetry) - 6/19/2007 11:56:48 AM
This is beautiful jeannerene'. Like savoring delectable sweet plump berries, and afterwards being satisfied. Well done Poet!
Light and Wisdom ...
Good Night (Poetry) - 6/19/2007 8:46:19 AM
soft, sensual and absolutely beautiful imagery and rhythm in this...splendid work here.
Good Night (Poetry) - 6/19/2007 4:11:23 AM
I love this poem, the imagery is stunning, the ambience delightful, makes me look forward to sleep!
Good Night (Poetry) - 6/19/2007 2:34:34 AM
Very soothing, mellow and romantic poem. The imagery is outstanding. Bless You, Paul.
I left a kiss upon your lips so soft you thought I was only a dream ~ (Poetry) - 6/16/2007 9:11:05 PM
a most enjoyable work...filled with depth and romantic thoughts. One could not have pictured it better than your thoughts...
purpose and prairie (Poetry) - 3/17/2007 6:45:26 AM
this is fabulous writing, holly
Grey cat jump up to my lap and pause with me (Poetry) - 3/17/2007 6:44:17 AM
A MOST INTERESTING WRITE, HOLLY
Grey cat jump up to my lap and pause with me (Poetry) - 2/28/2007 5:19:27 PM
You write with lucid insight into your surroundings. Crossing the boundaries of the tactile, and the philosophical, with the ease of a swinging pendulum. Does the cat know that it's being scrutinized by such a talent as you?
Light and Wisdom ...
purpose and prairie (Poetry) - 2/25/2007 11:31:44 AM
This is fine poetry and your mastery of words shows, Jeanne René. Thank you. Love and peace,
Grey cat jump up to my lap and pause with me (Poetry) - 2/25/2007 11:30:21 AM
You have captured and conveyed the atmosphere surrounding you very effectively via your verses, Jeanne René. Thank you for sharing your gift. Love and peace to you,
moth wing (Poetry) - 2/24/2007 7:32:16 PM
of cyclic metamorphosis
in tawny and ivory tones,
shed from membranes in frantic flight."
Lyrical, sonorous, and so observant.......I enjoyed this very much Jeanne.....
purpose and prairie (Poetry) - 2/23/2007 6:41:53 PM
you capture the quintessential movement of the prairie and its effect upon the soul, jeanne ... excellent write!
purpose and prairie (Poetry) - 2/22/2007 7:59:59 AM
that is her Nature perfected here!!!
the picture speaks as well
purpose and prairie (Poetry) - 2/21/2007 8:28:35 AM
It is always an indeed pleasure to read such splendid real work such as this one. This is well written and adqaute in everyway. Thanks for sharing this with us all here on the Den.
purpose and prairie (Poetry) - 2/21/2007 4:16:38 AM
Most beautiful and exquisite selection of words. A deep sense of nature and freedom is embodied in your poem.
purpose and prairie (Poetry) - 2/20/2007 11:24:10 PM
You have captured the spirit of creations life.
Winter ~ San José! (Poetry) - 2/15/2007 1:31:59 PM
Very nicely done, Jeanne. I love the mix of Spanish and English. Thank you for sharing your gift. Love and peace to you,
Far from your poetry (Poetry) - 2/6/2007 7:50:00 PM
Inspiration can find one as the thread that is within the sands and when it journeys along the trails of the mind it becomes as these thoughts placed within your poem...
Winter ~ San José! (Poetry) - 2/6/2007 7:34:22 PM
Winter can be so much more than the norm and when seen through the bi-lingual view it can be even more than ...el invierno...it is the Cali version and here if flows through....San Jose....
Winter ~ San José! (Poetry) - 2/5/2007 11:43:28 AM
Tremendous write. Descriptive and refreshing in content and execution.
Light and Wisdom ...
Winter ~ San José! (Poetry) - 2/5/2007 3:43:31 AM
Exquisite word usage. Somehow one never forgets but does forgive the blow of winter.
Far from your poetry (Poetry) - 1/21/2007 8:13:51 AM
Sounds to me: By my favorite Author Kahlil Gabran' ( I own 6 of his Works of Art-Books )
This Awesome write is just
Hypmotizing! I love this!
Great metaphors too!
Warmest Blessings and HuGs,WArrior Sheeeooxx
- I started following/watching/tracking you as of today-
Whenever you can- Stop by my corner of the den and see in your heart is touched soothingly in some awe-inspiring way~
tonight at 7 p.m. (Poetry) - 1/16/2007 10:43:12 AM
I can certainly relate to these sentiments, Jeanne René. C'est très bien exprimé. Thank you for sharing this gift. Love and peace,
Far from your poetry (Poetry) - 1/15/2007 1:48:42 PM
Captivating and enchanting words and wisdom. Awesome and inspiring prose. Wonderful tribute to your inspiration. Thanks so much for sharing your gift. My best, Gloria
The Feeding (Poetry) - 1/4/2007 10:46:12 AM
Very imaginative; this leaves the reader wanting a story. Well done, Jeanne René. (Out of curiosity, I wonder why you spell "René" in the masculine form of the French name. The feminine form is "Renée. You don't have to tell me.) Thanks for sharing this. Love and peace to you,
moth wing (Poetry) - 1/4/2007 10:42:20 AM
A poem worthy of much more than a single reading. Thank you for sharing your talent, Jeanne. Love and peace,
Sophie's Mustache (a sestina) (Poetry) - 1/4/2007 10:40:57 AM
Sublime poetry, Jeanne. It reaches the depth of the reader's soul. Thank you for sharing this gift. Love and peace to you,
A Kiss,Yet to be Given . . . . An Embrace, Yet to be Found (Poetry) - 1/4/2007 10:37:45 AM
It is true that most of us feel "incomplete" and are ever seeking the "perfect" other. Well done, Jeanne. Thank you. Love and peace,
a dance to all innocents (Poetry) - 1/4/2007 10:35:31 AM
Stark, real and poignantly sad, Jeanne. Our world is in chaos. I wish you love and peace,
Coming Out Party (Poetry) - 1/4/2007 4:32:13 AM
From a long time grandfzther, I assure you that this one evokes silent tears for your readers. Beautifully conceived and written.
Your work could be habit forming.
- Bill Broome
to say what is left unsaid (Poetry) - 1/4/2007 4:20:31 AM
Stumbling upon a genuine poet,
I believe that You offer a style and cadence of warmly satisfying reading.
This poem stirs my senses.
I shall find time to read more, soon.
- Bill Broome
Muted (Poetry) - 11/24/2006 8:10:24 PM
I find this poem emotively and meaningfully most compelling, Jeanne. Thank you for sharing this gift. Love and peace,
Far from your poetry (Poetry) - 11/24/2006 8:08:49 PM
Your mastery of words is made evident via your verses, Jeanne. Je ne murmure pas, je le dis tout haut. Thank you for sharing this gift. Love and peace to you,
Far from your poetry (Poetry) - 11/21/2006 3:13:51 PM
Stark but lush imagery in this gorgeous poem jeanne rene.
"let me be the forgotten thread
torn form the hem of your shirt"
Such an exquisite image here. I enjoyed this immensely! Never rest your quill Poet.
Light and Wisdom ...
Richard Lloyd Cederberg
Far from your poetry (Poetry) - 11/21/2006 3:37:43 AM
Excellent poem, Jeanne Rene. How well you've described reading a particular poet's work, and having a mind-meld, a merging of souls if you will, with a poem or a poet merely through their written words. I think most writers can identify with that. Can you fall in love through poetry? It's up for discussion, but I believe you can ... Excellent poem.
Far from your poetry (Poetry) - 11/21/2006 3:31:37 AM
There is some gorgeous and unusual imagery in this poem. I liked it's subtle yet passionate voice alot.
Conversations with Self-Portrait (Poetry) - 10/19/2006 6:27:46 PM
I like the creativity in your word palette. I can see thought writhing on the page. Amazing.
running into the rain (Poetry) - 10/11/2006 9:28:13 PM
Lovely piece, just fantastic. I enjoy rainy days and cloud drifting-skies. Thank you, DL Mullan
Coming Out Party (Poetry) - 9/23/2006 5:30:30 PM
beautifully written......the fear of the son, and the tenderness of the mother...lovely
Week One - Equation/The Quadrangle (Poetry) - 9/3/2006 9:58:27 AM
A very good flow of thoughts depicting the dailiness of our lives.
There are always those impressions that remain most vividly in our memories, and you have done a good job, Jeanne Rene' of capturing the looseness and permanence of these occurrences.
Never rest your quill Poet ...
Richard Lloyd Cederberg
Week One - Equation/The Quadrangle (Poetry) - 9/3/2006 9:03:01 AM
Jeanne, a beautiful piece of work testifying to your love for your "special" wards and a true dedication to their progress day to day...thank you for sharing a special part of your life, and I hope the rewards are as blessed as your gifts...
The Waltz of Elementary Particles (Poetry) - 8/13/2006 10:09:54 AM
This reads as one would dance to a waltz. Thank you for sharing this gift, Jeanne. Love and peace to you,
Sophie's Mustache (a sestina) (Poetry) - 8/11/2006 8:14:44 PM
I agree with Richard, never rest your quill. This held me from beginning to end. I felt I was right there with you and Sophie, that dear lady. I hated for it to end.
The Waltz of Elementary Particles (Poetry) - 8/11/2006 2:46:47 PM
A scintillating view of self and how self fits into the grand cosmos, and how self should let the Most High God do His work unfettered.
"Let us embrace our unfolding with awe" Indeed!
This was a marvelous poetic exploration.
Richard Lloyd Cederberg
Sophie's Mustache (a sestina) (Poetry) - 8/11/2006 2:40:25 PM
This was beautifully and creatively written. Almost like flash fiction adhering to a rigid form.
six six line stanzas and a three line envoy. I was unfamiliar with this sestina form until now. Thankyou!
I enjoyed the reading of SOPHIES MOUSTACHE and would encourage the writer to never rest her quill. Excellent indeed.
In poetic vision ...
Richard Lloyd Cederberg
The Waltz of Elementary Particles (Poetry) - 6/27/2006 10:29:02 AM
Now this is poetry, philosophy in "the laguage of life."
And a fabulous title.
Conversations with Self-Portrait (Poetry) - 6/23/2006 1:21:26 PM
And you did it...what a great
self-portrait...it says so much,
one can get lost easily in this
I am in awe.
Coming Out Party (Poetry) - 6/23/2006 1:17:12 PM
Such a great write. I was there
in this poem, experiencing so
It made me think.
embracing the dance (Poetry) - 6/9/2006 6:38:44 PM
A fine poem, like a lovely flowing dream that explains all you ever need to know about the earth and the woods and the creatures representing your feelings of love and wonder and intrigue and the need to become one with them. I know that need and treasure it. You should read my poem Willow and you might like Old Souls, too. Thanks for the pleasure, Jeanne Rene. Jerry Andrews
Portrait by Monet as I Slept (Poetry) - 6/9/2006 6:25:30 PM
Monet and Van Gogh are my two favorites and always will be. This is a lush poem, impressionistic, like Monet's work. The only two writers I've read here who can touch you are Candy Gourlay and Dani. I don't read much or write much, lately. Just not inspired. Spend most of my time on the computer playing internet chess. I love sitting across from another man and trying to outthink him. I guess I'll never outgrow that love of the challenge and competition. I seem to have been competing in one way or another, for this prize or that, since I can remember. It's in the genes, I think. Read me, review me, tell me what you think. Thanks- Jerry Andrews
eating you (Poetry) - 6/9/2006 6:11:57 PM
Almost as good as the real thing. You do have a way with words, woman, and you're a killer describer. Jerry
Southern Horizons is a friend. We've exchanged reviews. A very nice person. J.
Come here ~ to me (Poetry) - 6/9/2006 6:06:06 PM
I couldn't resist this title. I know what you are saying. I've known complete women like you, around this world. Thank this universe for creating you. Good stuff. Jerry Andrews
running into the rain (Poetry) - 6/9/2006 5:57:43 PM
I really like finding you accidentally. The truth is, that snapshot was irresistible. What a lovely, almost Mona Lisa-like face.I enjoyed running in the rain. You recounts feelings of daily happenings in a way I can't.Just a couple of things: I proofread everything-ex editor of college newspaper and once voracious reader. Severely handicapped kids you were teaching and in the rain-revel not revile. I was sure you'd want these corrections. Please try some of my best: Long Gone Love, Journey, Willow, Ashes In The Wind, Tasting The Night. I'll be reading lots more of you. I have snapshots with most of my poems, Jeanne. If you like my work and need another contributor for your poetry group, I'd like to join y'all, I can tell just by the little of your stuff I've read. Also, try two of my friends-fine poets- Candy Gourlay of South Africa and Dani of Australia. You won't regret reading them. Take care, now. Thanks- Jerry Andrews
Conversations with Self-Portrait (Poetry) - 5/22/2006 10:43:41 AM
Good brush strokes. Keep them alive. The portrait reminds one of the Buddha.
The Waltz of Elementary Particles (Poetry) - 3/13/2006 9:38:47 AM
This is pure poetry set in the backdrop of a masterful symphony, each word a note from the heart. Beautiful.
The Waltz of Elementary Particles (Poetry) - 2/27/2006 7:36:40 AM
A great write,
Birgit and Roger
The Waltz of Elementary Particles (Poetry) - 2/26/2006 8:53:10 PM
Jeanne, a well-written piece! Inspiring!
Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
of canaries whose unrehearsed song he profanes (Poetry) - 1/8/2006 4:23:55 PM
Violently in your face is this rant of rage. I can understand why and applaud you in this your scream.
to say what is left unsaid (Poetry) - 12/31/2005 9:07:04 AM
This is very well crafted.
Coming Out Party (Poetry) - 10/27/2005 11:29:10 PM
Yes, yes Jeanne ... we are already inherently perfect, and need to find our way back to that ... loving perfectly reminds us of our true selves ... and we share pure love in the process!!
Love & Blessings
Suzie xoxoxoxo :-)
the broadening of definition (Poetry) - 10/27/2005 11:24:21 PM
Wonderful Jeanne!! Oh, how we all need to 'broaden definition'!!
Love & Friendship
Suzie xoxooxoo :-)
the broadening of definition (Poetry) - 10/27/2005 9:24:21 PM
Ah, Jeanne Rene, you've instilled wisdom into this piece, with subtle acrimony. I feel I was there, watching the whole scene of deference and defilement...
A strongly evocative piece of esoteric realism, distilled into reluctant understanding, on a broad-band level of sharing.
Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen
the broadening of definition (Poetry) - 10/27/2005 2:37:03 AM
Funny how a simple handshake can win someones approval but there are always those that are skeptical. Very well written.
Ephemeral Reflections (retitled) (Poetry) - 6/26/2005 2:07:55 PM
Your mirror has revealed much of your soul.
Ephemeral Reflections (retitled) (Poetry) - 6/26/2005 12:37:58 PM
Age is a myth that men do not by into as they age next to there wives and still are excited in what they see after a shower. In the wholeness of the woman man still sees his bride as on the wedding night. Great write on the uniqueness of the female body at any age.
I left a kiss upon your lips so soft you thought I was only a dream ~ (Poetry) - 6/13/2005 11:41:13 AM
Enchanting piece! Beautiful imagery!
I left a kiss upon your lips so soft you thought I was only a dream ~ (Poetry) - 6/7/2005 9:22:09 PM
I have--as others I am sure--have lived dreams like this.
Beautiful symbolic memoir Sis Jeanne,
cynth'ya lewis reed
Le Feu (Poetry) - 4/8/2005 4:57:28 PM
C'est tres bon.
Passage of Her Song (Poetry) - 4/7/2005 7:46:39 AM
in my veins
you wrote a rhyme,
in the rush of generations
~ rush of milk
and dew of tarrying kisses,
My lyrics sung
on the notes of toil and pride
pinched from time
and tears, honeyed and bittered
Deep and moving write....excellent...love n luck....BHUWAN!!!!
Perhaps the sun was jealous . . . (Poetry) - 4/3/2005 10:48:14 AM
Been there, done that. Everyone should be this passionate. Poetic erotica at its best.
Composing in a Frenzy (Poetry) - 2/27/2005 9:05:53 AM
An outstanding prose-poem offering thoughts´ developer reading.
The lines of "Composing in a Frenzy"
are a stimulating learning experience.
Healthy Long Life, Poet!
Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Composing in a Frenzy (Poetry) - 2/26/2005 5:09:33 PM
poems like this help to enlighten the plight of women in underdeveloped states of social, moral and poltical injustice ...
Composing in a Frenzy (Poetry) - 2/23/2005 11:07:33 AM
God, this is fantastic, from the very first words
Composing in a Frenzy (Poetry) - 2/23/2005 8:13:03 AM
Wonderful write. "Druthers," is such a great word.
Composing in a Frenzy (Poetry) - 2/23/2005 7:51:31 AM
I would say that this is powerful and yes I have read the stories of this coming out of the headlines and news casts. This is truly one of those things that you wish that you did not have to write about but it indeed happens. I go one further than Jerry because that fool Kofi Annan and the United Nations will not do a damn thing and their lame excuses for not entering Iraq was well paid for. Hell they moved the WMD's a long time ago and but that is another story. Fine write.
Composing in a Frenzy (Poetry) - 2/23/2005 5:52:53 AM
This is awesome. It says so much about what you feel and where you stand that the reader can't help but feel it with you. The power of the pen...
Composing in a Frenzy (Poetry) - 2/23/2005 4:36:21 AM
This is good. It will not help the situation, but it will help assuage the very complaccent mind of us who sit in comfort in front of our computers and wail and moan about real people wailing and moaning. This was a damn fine piece. This will touch the heart of all who read it. It needed to be said, and you said it well. But it will not matter. Send it to Kofi Annan and thhe United Nations cronies who stand by and allow these and other atrocities to takke place in the world they are supposed to be a watchdog over. This is not meant to be a deaming of your words, it is just frustration that such things can happen time and time again and no one who matters cars. Remember Rhwanda?
Composing in a Frenzy (Poetry) - 2/23/2005 4:20:23 AM
Exquisitive, provocative, aching piece, Jeanne!!
You glow with your frenzy, recreate its origin with painful intensity, promote growth of mind's awareness, and show how compassion can bring about improvements in individual readers' tactile, reaching need to be shown hurricanes destruction, rainbows healing.
You are a true Poet, Jeanne Rene. I'm going to share this piece with a friend of mine, thank you, for your being yourself.
Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen
Coming Out Party (Poetry) - 2/20/2005 8:56:10 PM
A gripping write.
Mankind has a long way to go in the loving department.
Coming Out Party (Poetry) - 2/20/2005 3:01:00 PM
excellent write, jeanne; thanks for sharing! well done!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :(
Coming Out Party (Poetry) - 2/20/2005 2:59:29 PM
everyone deserves to be happy and to simply BE. Love him, and know grandpa loves him, too.
Coming Out Party (Poetry) - 2/20/2005 2:38:28 PM
The only thing about this is there is no hate in heaven. But this is a poem of a soul that has seen much torment.
Coming Out Party (Poetry) - 2/20/2005 1:39:02 PM
What a sad, strange poem. There is the son who believes that even in heaven he will be hated. That is almost too grotesque to deal with. The poem was tender but with the backlast of hate hovering it was really difficult to "get into" the true . . . Oh, I am rambling here . . . Sorry. Loved the way you constructed this almost surreal poem it is just that the lingering hate supercedes any tenderness.
Reverence (Poetry) - 2/20/2005 9:39:44 AM
Just beautiful Jeanne...Crisp, clear images.....ty, Dani
Reverence (Poetry) - 2/15/2005 10:11:37 PM
nicely written ... i enjoyed reading these wonderful images ...
Reverence (Poetry) - 2/15/2005 1:38:27 PM
This is wonderful and I plant different things eah year. My daffodils are poking their heads through the ground now.
Reverence (Poetry) - 2/15/2005 12:52:15 PM
This is a stunning write of images and thoughts. Great write.
Ode to Fate . . . Part One (Poetry) - 2/4/2005 8:02:02 PM
Captivating and meaningfully mystical somehow, Jeanne. Thank you. Love and peace. Regis
Ode to Fate . . . Part One (Poetry) - 2/4/2005 12:21:09 PM
sounds so familiar, haunting and full of real facts
will be watching to read the others
don't want to jump the gun here.....
i applaud you
Ode to Fate . . . Part One (Poetry) - 2/4/2005 6:05:49 AM
Wow, very beautiful, images are very well crafted.
I enjoyed it immensely, Well done.
Ode to Fate . . . Part One (Poetry) - 2/3/2005 9:43:00 PM
Interesting write. Enjoyed.
Ode to Fate . . . Part One (Poetry) - 2/3/2005 8:16:34 PM
I have to say that this is indeed haunting and one goes back to the beginning of this country in this write.
Ode to Fate . . . Part One (Poetry) - 2/3/2005 7:43:31 PM
A very haunting insightful write!
Perhaps the sun was jealous . . . (Poetry) - 1/19/2005 6:32:16 AM
Words of fire Jeanne
Perhaps the sun was jealous . . . (Poetry) - 1/17/2005 12:22:53 PM
very nice, sexily written
Perhaps the sun was jealous . . . (Poetry) - 1/17/2005 12:06:42 PM
metaphoric eroticism at its best! Superb poem!
Perhaps the sun was jealous . . . (Poetry) - 1/17/2005 7:26:52 AM
A very romantic and erotic write here.
The Feeding (Poetry) - 1/14/2005 2:31:19 PM
That is really good and i like your structure of your poem. please read some of mine and tell me what you think.
The Feeding (Poetry) - 1/14/2005 11:28:21 AM
yikes! chilling yet satisfying read; well done, jeanne! brava!!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your tx. friend, karen lynn. :)
The Feeding (Poetry) - 1/14/2005 8:52:45 AM
Jeanne you captured the beast and painted
a master word portrait! It will haunt
whenever it is viewed. Excellent work!
The Feeding (Poetry) - 1/14/2005 6:17:31 AM
Wonderful imageries. I like this poem!
Sandie May Angel :o)
The Feeding (Poetry) - 1/14/2005 5:02:21 AM
And laughs at the cowardly cat. A very interesting write.
The Feeding (Poetry) - 1/14/2005 3:40:18 AM
I like this. Very imaginative. Reminds me a bit of " The Entity "
tonight at 7 p.m. (Poetry) - 1/10/2005 9:51:33 AM
so glad i didn't miss this one
"roots and wings" creative and wonderful
knowing we can only hope that we have given them all
and everything they will need out here to be safe, and happy and safe and fair and safe...etc
tonight at 7 p.m. (Poetry) - 1/8/2005 5:18:35 PM
Jeanne, I think this is one of the best poems I have read in quite a while. A slice of life, served medium rare. It made me feel what it must be like to be a mother. I don't get to feel that too often, so, thanks. ~ Sara
tonight at 7 p.m. (Poetry) - 1/8/2005 11:26:28 AM
what a wonderful poem. letting go is never easy, i have real problems in this area but seeing them grown and self reliant is certainly worth the effort...maybe i'll see it someday :}
tonight at 7 p.m. (Poetry) - 1/8/2005 11:25:25 AM
You captured a mother's thought very well and this is what every mother feels.
tonight at 7 p.m. (Poetry) - 1/8/2005 11:09:21 AM
Enjoyed the picture you added with this heart touching write. You have captured the aspects of being a parent and delivered the truth of how our children say, "I love you," without using the words. This is a fantastic write.
tonight at 7 p.m. (Poetry) - 1/8/2005 8:20:32 AM
I like this one a lot. Lovely thoughts.
Sandie May Angel :o)
this scent of pine and meditation (Happy Holidays) (Poetry) - 12/24/2004 12:28:17 PM
Thank you for sharing this enlightened poem Jeanne! It is a gem
I will keep to savor often. Happy and joyous holidays to you and yours! Love, Eileen
Chasing Tornadoes (Poetry) - 12/20/2004 4:35:37 PM
I love the choice of words used in this wonderful write. Enjoyed this.
Here's wishing you a Wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Chasing Tornadoes (Poetry) - 12/16/2004 8:39:43 PM
This is Wonderful I love the way it truly fits the tornado of life.
Merriest of Christmas' and many Blessed years
Chasing Tornadoes (Poetry) - 12/11/2004 6:13:50 PM
great write...love the ending
Chasing Tornadoes (Poetry) - 12/11/2004 1:05:27 PM
terrific write! well done!
Chasing Tornadoes (Poetry) - 12/10/2004 11:27:17 PM
Torn from regret
Let my soul dance with Isadora
Upon stars undiscovered
I love the wind, and "Chasing Tornadoes" was just excellent.
Chasing Tornadoes (Poetry) - 12/10/2004 11:06:54 PM
This is a fine and outstanding write which burst from the pages in an exhilarating whirlwind of words. Awesome conclusion.
Chasing Tornadoes (Poetry) - 12/10/2004 8:25:58 PM
a remarkable journey propelled by the winds of dreams and visions ...