Recent Reviews for Douglas W Bentley
View of the Tracks - Hobo Poetry (Book) - 12/4/2010 7:23:28 AM|
images clash and words jangle--like one who has never hoboed would imagine a ride in a box car--haunting!
What Will It Take For A Toad To Kiss A Monkey (Book) - 7/31/2010 4:59:23 PM
I own this book and it is absolutely adorable !
It's a wonderful book to have in a mother's hands, and the pictures are lots of fun too ~
Fine entertainment as well as a good moral --
Reviewed by Christine Tsen
What Will It Take For A Toad To Kiss A Monkey (Book) - 8/28/2008 8:44:32 AM
You write children's books like my good friend on the den and in my life from way back when she lived near my cousin in PA. Bonnie May writes terrific children's stories too. If you have time, you might like to look into her site too. She has been a friend to me many years and also has a very bad heart condition she deals with daily too.
What Will It Take For A Toad To Kiss A Monkey (Book) - 8/7/2007 10:57:06 PM
I like the teaching that we ought not judge a book by its cover. The story sounds well written, with a beautiful Idyllic background that children will enjoy.
haiku - What is it? (Short Story) - 8/6/2010 7:27:52 AM
That's a gorgeous haiku, and I get it!
It's the cycle of life and very lovely with the plum blossoms and all!
As for the information, this is of great import and really appreciated information Doug--
A Review of Natalie Merchant's Leave Your Sleep (Short Story) - 7/13/2010 7:36:43 AM
Doug, isn't it amazing how we can read a poem and be impressed, but when it is put to music...we are moved. Well done!
The Dog Still Has His Bark (Short Story) - 6/8/2010 11:09:03 PM
enjoyed the read
The Dog Still Has His Bark (Short Story) - 6/30/2009 8:18:45 AM
A great history lesson...
She Rushes Off (Poetry) - 5/20/2013 12:37:12 PM
Not to be limited by 52..
She Rushes Off (Poetry) - 5/20/2013 10:50:01 AM
I sense unemployment or retirement. Then again it could be a “gumshoe” existence while she runs out.
Very intriguing and enjoyable.
She Rushes Off (Poetry) - 5/20/2013 7:06:12 AM
A dark and somber write...even remorseful, it seems...I like dark.
A May Snow (Poetry) - 5/11/2013 2:59:41 PM
Wonderment in tribute for
Winter to pass *Douglas*
A May Snow (Poetry) - 5/10/2013 10:52:22 AM
We can probably give the credit to global warming. A wonderful poem to read.
A May Snow (Poetry) - 5/9/2013 4:10:00 PM
sounds pretty far south to be getting snow in May...hell, I live in NJ and don't remember any snow in May ever...e
Box of Arrowheads (Poetry) - 5/7/2013 1:39:11 PM
Wonderful story. Wonderful poem, that stays
in memory for a very long, long time, Douglas.
Thank you for sharing. Isabella.
Box of Arrowheads (Poetry) - 5/7/2013 6:15:30 AM
Wowed with imagery!
Box of Arrowheads (Poetry) - 5/5/2013 8:17:36 AM
Fascinating imagery, especially the dreams conjured up of what those arrowheads had done.
My brother-in-law's father had a huge collection of arrowheads. We lived near a small river in Wisconsin and his farm was on a high hill overlooking the river. Countless generations of natives had lived on that land and hunted. Nearly all of the arrowheads were were picked up after plowing the fields near the river each spring. If all of their stories were known, it would be legend.
Box of Arrowheads (Poetry) - 5/5/2013 5:47:41 AM
What a fascinating story well told.
Thanks and cheers,
Green Flies (Poetry) - 4/30/2013 11:30:30 AM
That's quite a tale you weave from a green worm swallowed by an eagle, reincarnated as a green fly by, and by. I'm unfamiliar with green flies, but deer flies do bite big hunks of flesh as though they hadn't eaten in a long time––and probably haven't. I'm like you, kill them every chance I get.
Green Flies (Poetry) - 4/30/2013 6:53:32 AM
We used to call flies like that Green heads...man, they really bit bad and if you were one of them I hope I didn't swat you dead...;-) e
Green Flies (Poetry) - 4/30/2013 2:34:43 AM
you goota love the rendition
Green Flies (Poetry) - 4/30/2013 2:22:39 AM
Swat and a hearty guffaw to this imaginative poem.
Absorbing The Shock Wave (Poetry) - 4/24/2013 10:30:47 AM
An enjoyable read. While I don't believe in the outcome, I respect your poetic ability in writing about it.
Absorbing The Shock Wave (Poetry) - 4/23/2013 11:54:08 AM
Wow!...this reads like lyrics from a Leonard Cohen concert...absolutely cool.
Starfish (Poetry) - 4/15/2013 1:30:32 PM
Such great subject matter choice! There is an enjoyable texture to this, too.
Starfish (Poetry) - 4/14/2013 6:54:40 AM
“I am the walrus… Coo coo cha choo…"( the Beatles)
What a wonderful juxtaposition! Very enjoyable to read. I recently saw a scene of a film made from time lapse photography under the Antarctic ice of the seafloor covered with colorful starfish. When speeded up, the starfish swarmed like ants in an anthill, similar to the stars when time lapse photography shows the stars' motion. The image created is like a moving colorful painting that couldn't be painted at all––fantastic!
Who Am I? (Poetry) - 3/25/2013 3:59:36 PM
Your final observation so timeless in this intimately engaging and wonderfully unique poem ~
Who Am I? (Poetry) - 3/23/2013 12:50:41 PM
And when all the laughter and the tears subside and you stand all alone--that voice that says "I love you" is everything. In very few words you have said it all. And well.
Who Am I? (Poetry) - 3/23/2013 5:59:55 AM
Love conquers all. Maybe in her eyes you will find out who you are.
Who Am I? (Poetry) - 3/22/2013 11:09:15 AM
I like the last line. Sums up everything.
Who Am I? (Poetry) - 3/22/2013 6:51:51 AM
Isn't it amazing how that happen? Wonderful poem.
The Natural State of Descriptive Poetry (Poetry) - 2/26/2013 8:44:20 AM
POWERFUL POEM!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
The Natural State of Descriptive Poetry (Poetry) - 2/26/2013 8:40:19 AM
Pure poetry of a life filled with laughter that is expressed with the underlying aspects that can't be filtered in life.
The Natural State of Descriptive Poetry (Poetry) - 2/26/2013 8:39:48 AM
We are all consumed by something, whether it's the urge to write and save all of our poems or a belief in an ancient mythical religion. Once we get a handle on what is consuming us, we can lead a more balanced life.
The Natural State of Descriptive Poetry (Poetry) - 2/26/2013 8:25:37 AM
A totally endearing glimpse in, and what a sophisticated verse. This is a poem that stirs the compassionate hearts of readers.
The Natural State of Descriptive Poetry (Poetry) - 2/26/2013 6:36:11 AM
A melancholy (and yet hopeful) slice of personal awareness here, Doug. The momentum gets going nice in the second stanza. the message is clear. You work always feels unadulterated to me. Enjoyed!
"I live in cardboard boxes with wallpapers of poems
Stapled to my heart"... a stark image here, one that's easy to commiserate with.
Hoping all is well ... richard
The Sandman Effect (Poetry) - 2/5/2013 11:08:01 AM
Someday, Doug, we will leave this veil of tears behind. What a sordid history humanity has written of itself. Hope you're well. Enjoyed. Peace ...
The Sandman Effect (Poetry) - 2/4/2013 1:26:18 PM
Impressive and intense!
The Sandman Effect (Poetry) - 2/4/2013 11:22:30 AM
A powerful piece of history that is repeating itself as a result of our incursions into Iraq and Afghanistan. A friend recently confided in me that he had trouble sleeping and after three wives was still having trouble after all the years.
The Sandman Effect (Poetry) - 2/4/2013 7:16:14 AM
Wow! Douglas, what a tribute; lyrical, visual and wrapped in a strong story line...Well done!
Redbird (Poetry) - 1/13/2013 3:49:05 PM
A redbird of joy, an uplifting poem enjoyed.
Redbird (Poetry) - 1/9/2013 8:10:48 PM
Great to read your work again~~
Redbird (Poetry) - 1/2/2013 7:40:26 AM
What an absolute delight! I am so uplifted and inspired by what I have read today..I love the 'time slip' element too...
"It spread through the deepest darkness
Rewarding those unseen past times with same likeness"... A master touch! Nothing is wasted, and anything is still touchable and possible...,
Ending with the absence of sadness
The faces cracked open
And underneath there was gladness....
What Joy for the World...
I LOVE this piece. One definitely for my library...
My very best wishes for 2013 Douglas...
Redbird (Poetry) - 1/1/2013 1:38:49 PM
I can see a link between defying gravity and defying sadness. I can definitely feel the intent: creating rainbows and smiles.
Redbird (Poetry) - 12/31/2012 3:26:45 PM
Douglas, this was beautifully written...well done~
Redbird (Poetry) - 12/31/2012 11:52:32 AM
An absolutely charming poem, quirky and uplifting!
Happy New Year Doug, and many Blessings to you for health and just I hope you have lots of fun this year :)
Come (Poetry) - 12/25/2012 11:47:13 PM
A mystical experience, ties that become valuable through a shared experience and revelation. This is what I see and feel when I read your poem. I certainly like a time when "no one wears a mask".
Guaranteed (This Time of Year) (Poetry) - 12/22/2012 8:52:30 AM
Super cute style Doug!
Blessings, and Merry merry!
Guaranteed (This Time of Year) (Poetry) - 12/19/2012 8:13:14 AM
Cheers to you for assuring us those things are 'guranteed'
Guaranteed (This Time of Year) (Poetry) - 12/19/2012 5:12:11 AM
the guarenteed smiles and laughter are the best
One Morning (Poetry) - 12/7/2012 2:46:38 AM
SAD AND BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
One Morning (Poetry) - 12/2/2012 1:05:14 PM
Touching and horrendous at the same time. If this is from experience, it is so sad.
One Morning (Poetry) - 12/2/2012 9:06:46 AM
Doug, an interesting write...filled with lots of pain and hope for the next morning.
Come (Poetry) - 11/20/2012 3:20:38 PM
This is very moving and inspiring, the words touch the spirit so strongly. Thank you Douglas.
Come (Poetry) - 11/20/2012 7:40:32 AM
A powerful write...
Come (Poetry) - 11/20/2012 5:49:39 AM
A most compelling inspirational piece, Doug!
Blessings and Happy Thanksgiving ~
Come (Poetry) - 11/20/2012 2:03:10 AM
WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!! I JUST LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Protecting (Poetry) - 11/18/2012 6:57:12 AM
Your poem reveals unexpected and fascinating imagery in these splices, Doug, and has a melodic tune ~
Blessings, and I hope you are well and enjoying life to the fullest!!
Protecting (Poetry) - 11/15/2012 8:07:04 AM
An interesting write, Doug. The images have a dream theatre quality to them. Peace 2 U ...
Protecting (Poetry) - 11/14/2012 4:16:56 PM
Control is a powerful thing! So, who's really in control? Tiger? Powder, Robin?
God Bless You,
Protecting (Poetry) - 11/14/2012 7:44:42 AM
It must be paranoid to never know what is lurking in the shadows of a carnival.
Consume (Poetry) - 11/2/2012 8:56:10 PM
overcoming the fear of death will revive your breath (when the time is right) ...
Consume (Poetry) - 10/29/2012 6:58:21 AM
Certainly not all your plans are doomed, Doug. This fine write is an example of that. Yes indeed ... Love will appear (soon) and death will disappear. Your work is becoming more and more incisive. Enjoyed this. Peace ...
Consume (Poetry) - 10/28/2012 4:38:23 PM
this is a 'wow'...poetry at itsbest...meant to move...stir emotions.
this one did....pmedlin
Consume (Poetry) - 10/28/2012 7:58:29 AM
When the Time has ran out and the verdict is darkness, only Love remains. The poem speaks of humanity and the brevity of life, for everything passes away and gets consumed by eternity. Eloquent and moving, provokes reflection, and give assurance in the last lines that death is merely another door to enter into.
Consume (Poetry) - 10/28/2012 3:24:53 AM
VERY BEAUTIFUL, ROMANTIC AND VERY TALENTED!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Consume (Poetry) - 10/27/2012 12:19:22 PM
You seem to be describing the all-consuming nature of man that will eventually burn everything out. When we stop fearing death we can start to live.
Consume (Poetry) - 10/27/2012 7:27:59 AM
Doug, such a powerful write...very powerful.
Wishing wholeness and healing,
p.s. love that picture
Walking In Fallen Woods (Poetry) - 10/10/2012 4:33:31 AM
A pleasant philosophical tune sung of the birds, and I just love birds! xo Blessings,
Walking In Fallen Woods (Poetry) - 10/7/2012 5:30:43 AM
A fine metaphor with Biblical wisdom inherent, Doug. Nicely written. I would argue, though, about Eagles being arrogant. haha Hoping you are well. Peace ... richard
Walking In Fallen Woods (Poetry) - 10/6/2012 11:49:39 AM
Wonderful words and a great philosophy.
You Hold the most Important Part (Poetry) - 9/28/2012 1:37:27 AM
Delightfully done, Douglas
You Hold the most Important Part (Poetry) - 9/22/2012 2:00:41 PM
Wow, I can't believe I missed this one, so am late in getting here to read. So much strength and yet peace in this!
You Hold the most Important Part (Poetry) - 9/20/2012 2:41:05 PM
Beautiful, Very BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!! ''Will there swell up a tear in my eye will I ever cry before I die?''...''but he can never take my heart''----- I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
You Hold the most Important Part (Poetry) - 9/20/2012 12:20:02 PM
Who's that stuffed in the blue bucket bubba? hahaha - so cute! "But he can never take my heart." AMEN! AMEN! and AMEN! a good blend of strong and soft sentiment here, Doug. peace to you ... richard
You Hold the most Important Part (Poetry) - 9/20/2012 5:01:30 AM
"Everything to give" is getting back, contentness~
Haiku (Snowfall Tsunami) (Poetry) - 8/28/2012 5:05:22 AM
A peaceful, lovely business. Movement and grace throughout. Very sweet, relaxing. Be well, Kathy
Haiku (Snowfall Tsunami) (Poetry) - 8/27/2012 7:46:16 AM
A lovely conceptualization, Doug. Enjoyed! Peace
Haiku (Snowfall Tsunami) (Poetry) - 8/27/2012 7:01:21 AM
Sublime and so melodic!
Haiku (Snowfall Tsunami) (Poetry) - 8/27/2012 5:17:26 AM
sythaesthetic suffusion... superb!
Haiku (Snowfall Tsunami) (Poetry) - 8/27/2012 4:49:45 AM
Stunning, a tapestry of sweet scents and beauty!
Truth Is. . . . . . . (Poetry) - 8/14/2012 5:04:11 PM
Truth is the way chosen by some. Choice is (seems to be) a difficult word for many nowadays.
Truth Is. . . . . . . (Poetry) - 8/3/2012 5:39:30 PM
Truly a faith-filled write, Doug, and thought provoking.
I hope you are well these days and having fun!
Truth Is. . . . . . . (Poetry) - 8/3/2012 10:00:35 AM
Another fine statement of faith, Doug. Amen! Rib-eyes well done, and New Yorks medium at the (hopefully) soon coming feast. Peace 2 U ... richard
Truth Is. . . . . . . (Poetry) - 8/3/2012 4:55:02 AM
"And that's the Truth" - truly words worth believing!
A Brick Inside The Temple (Poetry) - 8/2/2012 6:11:20 PM
Insightful, elegant and poignant. It reads well.
Still on this Side (Poetry) - 7/25/2012 5:29:39 PM
I can feel my body wearing down more and more every day. I too, look forward to never feeling any pain or shed any tears. I feel that day is coming soon.
Still on this Side (Poetry) - 7/24/2012 10:20:50 AM
Thank you for sharing this affirmation of your faith, Douglas. Love, peace, and blessings to you,
Still on this Side (Poetry) - 7/24/2012 10:16:05 AM
“Through the pain.” I can identify with that line. It seems each year brings new challenges. I see and hear it all the time on AD as writers share their pain, and then fade, and eventually disappear. Such is life, and you have summed it up in a nutshell.
Still on this Side (Poetry) - 7/24/2012 6:54:11 AM
An invigorating affirmation of Christian faith here, Doug. You cover much. The second law of thermodynamics, our impermanence in these bodies, life as a series of loses, the instantaneous regathering of our individual software by the One who created and programmed it, new bodies, a translation to a higher place, dwelling in the presence of the Most High, coming back to rule and reign with the risen Christ ... your faith tickles me. There is much we agree on. The time is nigh! Stand Strong! Enjoyed this! richard
Because (You first Loved Me) (Poetry) - 7/22/2012 7:52:39 PM
A lovely, very romantic poem. The last lines echo a promise worth waiting for.
Because (You first Loved Me) (Poetry) - 7/18/2012 3:40:27 PM
BEAUTIFUL, VERY BEAUTIFUL,ROMANTIC POEM!!!!!!!!!!!! I JUST LOVE IT,LOVE YOUR WORDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Because (You first Loved Me) (Poetry) - 7/17/2012 12:01:14 PM
Somebody colors your world beautiful, stay true! This could be a song~
Because (You first Loved Me) (Poetry) - 7/13/2012 8:20:20 AM
Not too blue for me. Much more rosy with loving feeling.
Because (You first Loved Me) (Poetry) - 7/12/2012 6:36:36 AM
Has a fine 'sing along with an acoustic guitar' quality to it, Doug, and the loving sentiment conveyed is superb. Hoping all is well ... richard
Because (You first Loved Me) (Poetry) - 7/12/2012 2:25:07 AM
well said, enjoyed the read
A Brick Inside The Temple (Poetry) - 6/26/2012 11:01:29 AM
Indeed! And in that temple the bricks are made of gold so pure its transparent. These multi-faceted insights are burgeoning, Doug, and are as a refreshing breeze across a sweat-beaded brow. peace and continued inspiration ... rlc
A Brick Inside The Temple (Poetry) - 6/26/2012 10:35:27 AM
I am in awe..masterful Doug, my favorite of yours!
A Wink and a Whisper (Poetry) - 6/17/2012 1:12:56 PM
Appetizing imagery and lively rhythm for a delightfully idealized moment. A piece that is asking to be sung!
A Wink and a Whisper (Poetry) - 6/15/2012 6:50:14 AM
'cream tarts' mmmm, I haven't had those since my grandma gunvor passed. And I hear a Martin Dreadnaught strumming along with this country flavored piece, Doug. Enjoyed! peace to you ... richard
A Wink and a Whisper (Poetry) - 6/15/2012 5:37:16 AM
Moving in sweetness for your special one, I love the way the words bounce in delight..awesome!
A Wink and a Whisper (Poetry) - 6/14/2012 10:01:18 AM
You've got a way with words they get to the point beautifully. I won't fight it. I also sense a country song.
A Wink and a Whisper (Poetry) - 6/14/2012 7:25:59 AM
Delightful and melodic, and cream tarts sound delicious!
Is this for your artistic wife? It's a charming one, Doug!
Genetic Inheritance (Poetry) - 6/10/2012 7:52:49 AM
Wisdom and Growth...in the end we hope to get it, your poem displays just that ~inspiration breathes~
Genetic Inheritance (Poetry) - 6/8/2012 7:57:54 AM
I truly believe that genetics plays a much larger part in our behavior than social scientists and educators would believe exists. It seems that all the bad things that exist because people do them stems directly from genetic defects built into our psyche that overcome the right thing.
Genetic Inheritance (Poetry) - 6/7/2012 7:46:35 AM
A kind of poetic apologetics. Fine work DWB. Certainly, when we all close our eyes in death, everyone will know (without equivocation) the ramifications of their Earthly choices. Stay your course and endure (in all faith) the seasons sent to test and refine. richard
The Protected Expected (Poetry) - 5/22/2012 10:48:15 AM
Eloquent and evocative, and yes we hope to be!
The Protected Expected (Poetry) - 5/20/2012 8:52:56 AM
Inspirational meaning bleeds between the lines..Chosen? We all one day hope to be in the end~
The Protected Expected (Poetry) - 5/18/2012 1:15:21 PM
I love the way this develops Into some kind of absolute destiny.
Naked Are My Dreams (Poetry) - 5/1/2012 2:07:30 PM
Dreams are fun. I love dreaming too! I can only smile for you Gouglas.
Naked Are My Dreams (Poetry) - 5/1/2012 10:12:03 AM
A nice dream state, with no real estate. I think this is a common male problem. At least you can write about it.
Naked Are My Dreams (Poetry) - 5/1/2012 1:36:40 AM
Sometimes dreams can be better than the real thing...enjoy!
Best wishes, Diana..
Naked Are My Dreams (Poetry) - 4/30/2012 5:09:09 PM
Vivid visuals, sensual and delicate ...see what can happen in a blink of the eye? No more blinking! Enjoyed this Doug~
Naked Are My Dreams (Poetry) - 4/30/2012 10:39:39 AM
you surely should give it a try to will yourself in your dreams
this would have to be a naked-mare being taunting as she is
well all we can do is try master our dreams I suppose :)
Last Poet Writing (Poetry) - 4/29/2012 6:30:45 PM
Mmmm, Poetry is like music...such a wonderful medium to communicate with!
How wonderful it feels for someone to know that they are missed!
Last Poet Writing (Poetry) - 4/29/2012 11:16:25 AM
Very touching and thought provoking!....Connection is so important in all our lives...
Best wishes, Diana...
Last Poet Writing (Poetry) - 4/29/2012 10:48:55 AM
It is truly nice in this world when one finds out someone is missing them....touching words Doug~ (does she happen to play a cello? I miss her too)
Last Poet Writing (Poetry) - 4/29/2012 9:56:38 AM
The truth in your words is overpowering. Digs in all in the right places. Guilty as charged.
Strange, I just started writing a story called, the Last Man Standing.
Last Poet Writing (Poetry) - 4/29/2012 8:16:35 AM
We're here, just awaiting your return...;-)e
Who Can You Depend Upon (Poetry) - 4/18/2012 4:31:07 AM
He is the one I can always depend on, how can I ever give thanks?~funny in church this past weekend I started to scribble a poem...a line was 'His love never runs away"
Who Can You Depend Upon (Poetry) - 4/17/2012 1:00:51 PM
A poetic voice full of awareness, dignity and peace ~
One More (Poetry) - 4/16/2012 12:43:04 PM
To me, this poem is a breath of fresh air. Melodious, graceful and grateful.
One More (Poetry) - 3/27/2012 3:03:02 PM
Colorful sweetness sings in your inspirational gem :)
One More (Poetry) - 3/27/2012 8:16:09 AM
One More (Poetry) - 3/27/2012 8:02:09 AM
This is very nice.
One More (Poetry) - 3/27/2012 7:26:02 AM
This was so refreshing and uplifting to read...little Bluebird of Happiness flinging her soul to the morning...
One More (Poetry) - 3/27/2012 5:43:55 AM
What a sweet morning song with the bluebird and an array of lovely imagery! This is one of your most glorious poems I think ~
High Up In The Sky (Poetry) - 3/26/2012 8:14:48 PM
This touches the core Douglas,makes you sit down and take notice. A fine poem! I read this yesterday, and was sure I had commented,so I'm glad I checked back;-)
High Up In The Sky (Poetry) - 3/25/2012 4:44:11 PM
Great composition, I like the progression and energy. Nice way of delivering the message.
High Up In The Sky (Poetry) - 3/25/2012 12:16:22 PM
Doug...always stay one step ahead, one step at a time :)
High Up In The Sky (Poetry) - 3/23/2012 4:52:50 PM
There's ease and vitality in your style as you lead us on this poetic journey!
Wednesday's Ash (Poetry) - 3/20/2012 11:15:47 AM
I find myself immersed in your words, riveting beauty~
My Politician (Poetry) - 3/20/2012 11:12:46 AM
You nailed this one Doug!
My Politician (Poetry) - 3/18/2012 11:22:38 PM
Seems they truly are all one of a kind! Well written, Douglas!
My Politician (Poetry) - 3/17/2012 3:17:39 PM
Well crafted images that create a collage involving all the senses!
My Politician (Poetry) - 3/17/2012 11:45:34 AM
A very nice likeness. Reminds me of my Congressman, seen yesterday getting his 15 min. of fame standing right behind George Clooney in a news shot. Although he is a graduate of the College I worked thirty years for, he has never acknowledged me in a crowd or shook my hand. Although I don't consider handshakes to be of much value unless they are sincere.
My Politician (Poetry) - 3/17/2012 10:39:04 AM
Points well made, Douglas. Seems to me they are of the same ilk everywhere. Thank you. Love and peace,
My Politician (Poetry) - 3/15/2012 2:38:21 PM
Doug: I know I met this one in my life time....met many of them! Enjoyed this! Well done.
God Bless You and God Bless America,
Wednesday's Ash (Poetry) - 3/5/2012 10:18:57 AM
Impressive! The atmosphere and word choice are very effective in this poem, and one can strongly feel the universal questions regarding shame, guilt, remorse, redemption...
Wednesday's Ash (Poetry) - 2/29/2012 5:39:41 PM
Awesome Douglas! I really feel blessed after reading this!Thanks for sharing!
Wednesday's Ash (Poetry) - 2/23/2012 5:39:13 AM
Wednesday's Ash (Poetry) - 2/22/2012 7:09:08 PM
You gave Grace a wonderful present for Ash Wednesday. I will keep this and share it every year. Thank you for reaching eacg weord to pen it here for all of us. This is most beautiful Douglas!
Wednesday's Ash (Poetry) - 2/22/2012 1:40:25 PM
A divine and authentically written poem, and so true that all things in this physical universe eventually do become this quiet dust, this poignant reminder to live fully each day.
Wednesday's Ash (Poetry) - 2/22/2012 12:33:06 PM
"Feast on the sweetest angel’s bread" I dig this phrase Doug - Gives new meaning to breaking bread together. I like the message and flow of your thoughts- a vivifying waterfall. Good stuff poet ... richard
I Don’t Have To Imagine (Love Version) (Poetry) - 2/10/2012 7:08:14 PM
You and your wife are beautiful people and soooo in love. You appreciate her and she? You!! This is an inspiring poem for all who are in love.
I Don’t Have To Imagine (Love Version) (Poetry) - 2/10/2012 1:56:08 PM
Waves of love, in eyes of blue...beautiful sentiments, poem and photo..truly wonderful!
I Don’t Have To Imagine (Love Version) (Poetry) - 2/10/2012 9:33:40 AM
Wonderful sentiment for your beloved, Doug. You are one of the few blessed who have found it. Hope all is well with you. Peace and continued inspiration ... richard
Travailing Ever Through Danger (Poetry) - 2/6/2012 12:05:11 PM
Your theme "speaks" timelessly and universally... ...indeed this is a place of chaos. Thank you, Douglas. Love and peace to you,
Travailing Ever Through Danger (Poetry) - 2/6/2012 5:43:29 AM
the grand perspective well stated, douglas.
Travailing Ever Through Danger (Poetry) - 2/4/2012 3:39:25 PM
Breathtaking ,glorious writing Douglas! I'll keep this to enjoy many times. Thank you!
Travailing Ever Through Danger (Poetry) - 2/3/2012 3:51:04 PM
We truly do live on the edge breath to breath, war and natural disasters are massive, the beauty of our creator and miraculous gifts balance what we need to get through times~ He is my rock!
Travailing Ever Through Danger (Poetry) - 2/3/2012 1:27:07 PM
I concur with the other viewers ... excellent work ...
Travailing Ever Through Danger (Poetry) - 2/3/2012 10:00:54 AM
Excellent! You see it too huh? Voice of a prophet on a hill over a city. Love the allusions to the Book of Job scattered throughtout. My fav of yours now, Doug. peace and continued inspiration ... richard
Travailing Ever Through Danger (Poetry) - 2/3/2012 6:13:45 AM
Your talent shines through in this masterpiece!
I am truly astounded.
Travailing Ever Through Danger (Poetry) - 2/2/2012 10:04:56 PM
Two minute warning in every sentence. The Ring of Fire is there for a purpose and man has gotten too close to see it Douglas, you always amaze me.
Love and peace!
Lodestar Lead Me Home (Poetry) - 2/1/2012 11:20:47 PM
I came back to read some of your latest, and as usual, your poetry helps me remember why I love poetry in general. I felt like we were right there with you. Great work, Doug, I am praying for you, my dear friend xxoooxxoo
Lodestar Lead Me Home (Poetry) - 1/18/2012 11:31:41 AM
I have enjoyed the lovely rhythm of this piece of poetry, and its windy, wavy essence.
Ever Wonder? (Poetry) - 1/17/2012 4:33:45 PM
Every word is beautiful like the colors in the wind. I cherish your poetry as though you write them for me. I feel honored to be among the vast fans that think the same.
Poets (Poetry) - 1/17/2012 4:30:06 PM
You're one of my very favorite poets and NEVER...NEVER stop creating.
Lodestar Lead Me Home (Poetry) - 1/17/2012 4:26:22 PM
You are a warrior and now you are a leader. Namaste!
Lodestar Lead Me Home (Poetry) - 1/17/2012 11:19:08 AM
There is much substance to reflect upon as awakened by your verses, Douglas. Thank you. Love and peace to you,
Lodestar Lead Me Home (Poetry) - 1/17/2012 10:10:24 AM
Keep those feet rock solid even when sailing free...beauiful work Doug!
Lodestar Lead Me Home (Poetry) - 1/17/2012 8:41:02 AM
wise & well written ...
Lodestar Lead Me Home (Poetry) - 1/16/2012 10:14:59 AM
Everything changes, that's a fact. Always has, always will. Only One is the same yesterday, today, and forever. I can certainly attest, from much experience, that [sometimes] those inevitable changes are not what we want or expect. Nicely conceived ... richard
Poets (Poetry) - 1/15/2012 7:35:54 PM
Facets of poem writing, and this poem shows them in a dynamic way,which I like. Poetry is multifaceted and always has something new to offer us at the right time.
Lodestar Lead Me Home (Poetry) - 1/14/2012 10:48:26 AM
Interesting take on the Saharan dust that settles on us and brings with it hurricanes and lust?
Lodestar Lead Me Home (Poetry) - 1/14/2012 10:11:43 AM
OOOH...DOUGLAS! THE 'SOLID ROCK'! ONCE YOU ARE STANDING ON THE SOLID ROCK...WHATEVER HAPPENS OR WHEREVER YOU MAY BE, YOU 'KNOW', BEYOND A SHADOW OF A DOUBT, EVERYTHING IS GOING TO TURN OUT ALL RIGHT. A WONDERFUL, INSPIRATIONAL WORK. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Lodestar Lead Me Home (Poetry) - 1/14/2012 8:06:44 AM
Great flow and rhythm, Doug.
A hopeful poem of faith in the adventure, in this infinite and vast mysterious life and beyond ~
Poets (Poetry) - 1/11/2012 7:38:47 AM
I am so thrilled to have discovered your Den..
I see I have much reading to do here..
Thank you for being you and gifting us with your wisdom, love and pure talent.
Poets (Poetry) - 12/8/2011 6:10:26 PM
A diverse, dissimulative and sometimes detached lot... Poets are odd creatures.
Poets (Poetry) - 12/7/2011 11:46:01 AM
Poetry is so comforting as an outlet as life moves and changes ~
Your style is jazzy!
Poets (Poetry) - 12/7/2011 4:58:41 AM
People will always have their opinion, yet we must write for ourselves first. Good poem.
Poets (Poetry) - 12/6/2011 7:57:31 AM
I agree, Doug, it is easy to hide ones feelings from others. And, considering the great gap that divides people on the internet, where everything shared is two-dimensional, I believe that it's wise to remain (in certain instances) detached. Now ... the idea that financial success burgeons after an artist has passed is not entirely inclusive, (IMO) although there are many examples that can be cited to support the notion. As I said before, I believe your insights are beginning to sprout in unique ways. Keep up the honest moving work. Peace and continued inspiration ... richard
Poets (Poetry) - 12/6/2011 6:44:42 AM
...it is good to paint forward, sometimes we never know to whom or when, but words drawn is an art perceived differently by each viewer, that is the beauty Doug~
Poets (Poetry) - 12/5/2011 4:39:08 PM
Ever Wonder? (Poetry) - 12/2/2011 7:08:24 AM
Your work (IMO) keeps getting better, Doug. Very smoothly composed. Touches the heart, and, as your write moves upon me, I am reminded that a desire to spread ones wings, and move on into the Light of eternity, is something that everyone, who has been given a glimpse, yearns for.
peace and all good things to you ... richard
Ever Wonder? (Poetry) - 12/2/2011 12:53:28 AM
EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!! VERY ROMANTIC, VERY BEAUTIFUL AND VERY TALENTED!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Ever Wonder? (Poetry) - 12/1/2011 1:43:47 PM
This speaks to the heart, Doug, and is an exquisite poem!
Tell Me This (Poetry) - 11/29/2011 6:29:35 AM
A sweet and entertaining poem, Doug!
Ohio (Revisited) (Poetry) - 11/28/2011 4:42:16 PM
It's a good thing to find this here, on AD. Time to see things the way they are. The poet's hand points at what needs to be seen.
A Blue Sky (Poetry) - 11/27/2011 1:19:49 AM
EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HEAVENLY BEAUTIFUL WORDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Tell Me This (Poetry) - 11/27/2011 1:15:19 AM
BEAUTIFUL, VERY BEAUTIFUL, ROMANTIC, SWEET WORDS!!!!!!!!!!!!! I JUST LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Tell Me This (Poetry) - 11/25/2011 12:58:33 PM
Sweet sentiments that are the best~ stop and smell the roses they say, indeed we must!
Ohio (Revisited) (Poetry) - 11/22/2011 3:15:33 PM
oh my...not a thing right about that picture that is running thru my veins...ouch~
Ohio (Revisited) (Poetry) - 11/22/2011 12:40:57 PM
Exceptional write, Doug, the catastrophe so fully alive in each word. Thank you for writing this! And oh, it makes me furious!!!
I hope everyone reads this!!!
Ohio (Revisited) (Poetry) - 11/22/2011 7:58:37 AM
Written with conviction, Doug. All things seem to be spiraling down. "And there will be signs on the Earth, and in the heavens." Hoping you're well. Happy TGing brother ... richard
Perfect Fit (Poetry) - 11/12/2011 11:31:57 AM
LIFE PASSES US BY SO QUICKLY...WHEN ONE FINDS THAT SPEICAL 'NOOK'...THAT SPECIAL 'PLACE'... WHERE NATURE SATISFIES THE SENSES BEYOND COMPARE, ONE 'MUST' TAKE THE TIME AND ENJOY IT. AND...IT'S USUALLY IN 'AUTUMN', WHEN THE CREATOR DISPLAYS HIS ARTISTRY SO GRANDLY, THAT THIS HAPPENS. I LOVED THIS WORK, DOUGLAS, THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS & FAITH...
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Perfect Fit (Poetry) - 11/3/2011 4:00:52 PM
nothing feels better than a "perfect fit" ...
Perfect Fit (Poetry) - 11/2/2011 4:34:44 PM
enchangingly scenic vistas of autumnal rapture in plain language
Perfect Fit (Poetry) - 10/28/2011 6:45:17 AM
Philosophical and touching, Doug. And I agree, the questions about life, and this marvelous planet God entrusted to us, with it's multi-faceted and colorfully mysterious history, far outweigh the answers. Your insights are always a pleasure to read. Peace and continued inspiration ... richard
Perfect Fit (Poetry) - 10/28/2011 4:21:57 AM
ah, those dance grounds remain, though forever change..season of life, simply beautiful Doug!
Perfect Fit (Poetry) - 10/27/2011 4:34:01 PM
What a wonderfully whimsical yet poignant piece, Doug!
Perfect Fit (Poetry) - 10/27/2011 12:28:28 PM
We're all looking for a perfect fit. It until we have passed the time for it to be. Autumn reminds us of that.
Another Try (Poetry) - 10/26/2011 9:46:25 AM
one day closer to the the beginning of the end ...
inspired and well written ...
Another Try (Poetry) - 10/20/2011 11:35:46 AM
"a smart strawberry" (chuckles (-:)
A lot of melancholy and hopefulness in this. Peace to you ... richard
Consumed (Poetry) - 10/19/2011 3:04:05 PM
I like the image and idea of "ice frozen by time". One can only imagine what can melt the ice frozen by time. A poem written for one, read by many!
Another Try (Poetry) - 10/19/2011 1:11:22 AM
Deep moving and beautiful.
Another Try (Poetry) - 10/18/2011 6:13:01 PM
Emotional words, with an optimistic heart Doug~Keep counting those blessings!
Another Try (Poetry) - 10/18/2011 5:30:18 AM
Beautifully written, with a natural rise and fall of feeling, and the voice of the poet standing a brave and wise warrior undefended.
The Mighty Mississippi (Poetry) - 10/15/2011 7:05:15 AM
The banks of The Mighty Mississippi River
are available for me to sit and contemplate,
but to see the river in a hurry to get someplace!
For this love I came to read your poem...and to
let you know just how much I admire it ~ Douglas ~
The Mighty Mississippi (Poetry) - 10/14/2011 6:51:23 PM
poem flows effortlessly ... informative and well written ....
The Mighty Mississippi (Poetry) - 10/13/2011 2:13:15 PM
ABSOLUTELY AWESOME. ONE OF THE MOST MOVING AND FLUID POEMS I'VE READ IN A LONG TIME. YOU ARE GETTING BETTER AND BETTER AND BETTER. I'M VERY PROUD OF YOU DOUG, MY DEAREST FRIEND.
The Mighty Mississippi (Poetry) - 10/13/2011 7:54:28 AM
Like the way you splash your thoughts here, Doug. Enjoyed reading this historical piece. Peace to you ... richard
The Mighty Mississippi (Poetry) - 10/12/2011 11:19:00 AM
I can hear..the Mississippi begins in my state Minnesota at Itasca Lake..and is indeed beautiful~
The Mighty Mississippi (Poetry) - 10/12/2011 5:45:39 AM
Wonderful poetic style, Doug!
Full of struggles, changes, partings...and the river flows on.
The Mighty Mississippi (Poetry) - 10/11/2011 10:36:25 PM
This has a dreamy feeling to it and I love how it moves from darkness to light. Well done!
The Fleetwood Of Trees (Poetry) - 10/4/2011 5:21:56 PM
Beautiful to read out loud. Welcoming change, overcoming fears and pain. I see this as an ode to acceptance...
Peter's Lament (Poetry) - 9/15/2011 9:25:39 PM
I can taste the fish and smell the salty air. A day with Jesus is a day worth living! Thank you for sharing.