Recent Reviews for Ian Irvine (Hobson)
Trevor Franklin Refuses to Allow me to Impress my Teacher (Short Story) - 8/22/2010 11:09:19 AM|
holds reader interest
Hermesian Epidemics: Depression, Anxiety, Derealisation, Narcissism , (Article) - 1/2/2012 6:17:37 AM
Well written and interesting Ian (particularly as it follows a recent read of Jung's WOTAN...). The article illuminates understanding of present day 'archetypes' or 'gods' - how beings become their 'puppets'... enslaved to desire, losing happiness and freedom. What is the solution to this phenomena of "Ergriffenheit" - a state of being possessed?
Jung, Alchemy and Active Imagination (Article) - 9/21/2010 4:32:03 AM
Ian's List of Foundation Books for Contemporary Poets (Article) - 9/18/2010 3:27:07 PM
Saturnine Melancholy: Chronic Ennui in the Modern World (Article) - 8/22/2010 3:08:20 AM
enjoyed reading your article
Alchemy and the Imagination Part 2: The Role of Hermes (Article) - 8/1/2010 3:58:44 AM
Neo-Liberalism and Oppression (Article) - 7/29/2010 12:29:11 AM
Indeed, capitalist America, the land of oppression. Makes ya wonder why so many people come here out of desperation to get oppressed. Then again, that explains why so many Americans fled to the Old Soviet Union for some of that real “social justice.” Alas… North Korea, Cuba now that’s where you can enjoy the wonderful fruits of socialism. Indeed, universal poverty for all (except the ones running the show) ….now that’s real governmment social justice.
Neo-Liberalism and Oppression (Article) - 7/28/2010 7:52:07 AM
Alchemy and the Imagination - Part 1 (Ian Irvine) (Article) - 7/26/2010 7:42:10 AM
The Music of Goya's Child - Online Info Site (Article) - 7/24/2010 4:19:56 AM
Infusoria (a poem) (Poetry) - 8/15/2013 11:46:43 AM
The great attempt at a monumental description of the monumental voyage of the Beagle.
I tried this method of having readers click on the link to my site for a while and found that I lost readers as a result. I now post both to my site and here so that I get maximum readership.
New Songs by INTERSTITIUM - various song samples (Poetry) - 3/17/2013 7:59:22 AM
I really like your Gothic balladeer sound. Unfortunately, my hearing isn't too good, and I did not get all of the words. A display of the lyrics while the song is being played would help me with that. Enjoyed.
See How Still She Sleeps (song) - Ian Irvine (Hobson) (Poetry) - 2/16/2013 11:38:16 AM
I really liked both the words and the melody. It does have a rather dark, dirge like sound that probably puts it into the alternative category, but I like that tonality about it.
I hope others get to listen to it and comment as well.
The Gift of Pace (song) (Poetry) - 1/26/2013 1:24:21 PM
I'm not a fan of Cricket (or most team sports, for that matter), however I really like your song, especially the melody. I hope that others here will take the time to go to the links and review your work.
Vera Imaginatio (Poem by Ian Irvine [Hobson]) (Poetry) - 1/19/2013 1:33:33 PM
I lost many readers a few years ago when I required them to click on a link to my website in order to read my poems. Perhaps you should post the text of the poem here and then ask the reader to click on the link if they want to hear you read it.
I clicked on the link and was pleasantly surprised to see how you turned a sighting of a rare and wonderful creature into a transcendental flight of fantasy reminiscence akin to dragons. Delightful and original. Kudos.
Where Have You Buried the Poets? (Poetry) - 5/4/2012 7:20:05 AM
Now that is truly sad, with such beauty and expression in poetry and that it be struck from our new youth? Are all the great minds to be buried as you said? I do not know one soul who does not or has not been inspired by their beauty in words. Has telly taken over? Do they not want young minds to expand? Do they not want to teach self-expression? What will become of imagination?
Love and Light,
Facing the Demon of Noontide (Poetry) - 3/29/2011 2:49:34 PM
Awesome writing sweet man...stay safe and well..Hugsssss
Facing the Demon of Noontide (Poetry) - 3/28/2011 6:29:31 PM
Remarkable poetry you have collected here, Ian. -gene.
Facing the Demon of Noontide (Poetry) - 3/28/2011 5:41:38 PM
Brilliantly stark and beautifully crafted poetry!
Where Have You Buried the Poets? (Poetry) - 11/18/2010 2:58:19 AM
Very good, Ian
Where Have You Buried the Poets? (Poetry) - 11/17/2010 10:07:47 PM
Ha! Loved it, Ian! Wish I was there. Where poets are buried.
Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen
Where Have You Buried the Poets? (Poetry) - 11/14/2010 2:38:06 PM
Good question, Ian. But fortunately, for some of us, the
poets live on in their dusty words. This I like. -gene.
Where Have You Buried the Poets? (Poetry) - 11/14/2010 9:26:17 AM
poets have been buried in the corrals of outlaw poetry ...
Where Have You Buried the Poets? (Poetry) - 11/12/2010 4:07:57 PM
This stirs me, makes me sit up, provokes in the best possible way.
Where Have You Buried the Poets? (Poetry) - 11/12/2010 2:40:05 PM
There are so many answers about the essence of poetry in your question/poem. The multifaceted nature of poetry is artfully revealed.
A poem that I'm keeping!
Where Have You Buried the Poets? (Poetry) - 11/12/2010 10:59:15 AM
I have a few skeletons in my closet; but no poets sorry to say. Wonderful piece and provocative questions. Fabulous writing.
Where Have You Buried the Poets? (Poetry) - 11/12/2010 5:10:18 AM
Breath-taking, love this! The truth emerges in your fine poem.
The Cemetery by the Coast - by Ian Irvine (Hobson) (Poetry) - 11/6/2010 5:03:47 PM
Evocative beauty. I have similar thoughts in a place like this one.
Various Poems by Ian Irvine (Hobson) (Poetry) - 10/30/2010 2:47:18 PM
Thank you for sharing this fine poetic offering, Ian. Much enjoyed. Love and peace to you,
Various Poems by Ian Irvine (Hobson) (Poetry) - 10/28/2010 7:56:21 AM
Reading your poetry is a fantastic experience for me Ian. I'll be back to read them later, more slowly. Solar Fruit captivated me at once.
Various Poems by Ian Irvine (Hobson) (Poetry) - 10/28/2010 7:41:08 AM
Masterfully done. All of them. Especially liked the Vietnam piece. Truth to power through the power of poetry. Very nice!!
Europe After the Rain - Ian Irvine (Poetry) - 10/26/2010 1:36:59 AM
A new member.. a new reader.. a new follower of course.. substance depicting life n beyond !
Words from a 22nd Century Poetry Machine - by Ian Irvine (Poetry) - 10/6/2010 2:12:46 PM
Fascinating interpretation, reassuringly ironic (for me). Inspiring in a strange way.
Europe After the Rain - Ian Irvine (Poetry) - 9/10/2010 8:39:11 PM
Quintessential poetry. I see the thousand-year cycle mix of mythology and archaeology, the more things change, the more things stay the same, Ian...a pleasure to be in your den tonight...Be well. Blessed Be.
The Pale Moon Left us Here - a poem by Ian Irvine (Hobson) (Poetry) - 9/7/2010 7:43:24 AM
Descriptions that stir emotions, reminding the reader of paintings, art, history and inner landscapes. I'm impressed with the coherence and the way language, sounds and impressions accompany the reader to the inevitable end(ing).
Three Poems - by Ian Irvine (published by Chaos Theory) (Poetry) - 8/31/2010 2:32:16 PM
Interesting indeed dear man..enjoyed..Hugss
Four Poems on Desacralisation and Disenchantment (Poetry) - 8/31/2010 7:59:48 AM
These are truly amazing. I often lament about the progress mankind is taking, the transhumanist assault on the soul as the science and technology we have come to adore and depend upon are actually the building blocks of our own spiritual prison. It is difficult to watch the world drown under the heavy hand of the power-elite superclass and high-tech repression grid where full-spectrum dominance of corporations and military translates into every aspect of your life, first introduced as convenience or necessity, slowly becoming weaponized. You want to scream; but realize that we're under water too. Beautiful work.
Europe After the Rain - Ian Irvine (Poetry) - 8/30/2010 8:31:02 AM
An old world, not quite dead, but almost... Where has the soul gone?
Intriguing traces of Life and History.
Four Poems on Desacralisation and Disenchantment (Poetry) - 8/29/2010 5:17:47 AM
Love the depth and wisdom here.
The Circular Houe (Poetry) - 8/29/2010 1:02:50 AM
Well compose poem, Ian
The Indonesian Sequence - by ian Irvine (Hobson) (Poetry) - 8/18/2010 5:44:07 AM
Good stuff. Brings back memories of my own time in Central Java and Bali.
The Indonesian Sequence - by ian Irvine (Hobson) (Poetry) - 8/18/2010 4:44:00 AM
The Paper Icon and the Genie - by Ian Irvine (Poetry) - 7/25/2010 12:07:08 PM
Europe After the Rain - Ian Irvine (Poetry) - 7/20/2010 1:23:54 AM
A fine poem, Ian
Europe After the Rain - Ian Irvine (Poetry) - 7/19/2010 5:58:21 AM
This was haunting and beautiful ~
Solar Fruit (Poetry) - 7/18/2010 5:38:25 AM
Very beautiful writing indeed..enjoyed very much..stay safe and well.Hugss
Solar Fruit (Poetry) - 5/12/2008 10:40:31 PM
Interesting, well organized and beautifully written...
Be always safe,
Solar Fruit (Poetry) - 5/12/2008 6:18:55 AM
So imaginative. Great write