Recent Reviews for Regis Auffray
Born Again - The Limericks of Régis (Book) - 1/27/2013 12:12:06 PM|
I love your limericks, looking forward to smiling and laughing through the book :-)
Born Again - The Limericks of Régis (Book) - 1/27/2013 7:48:07 AM
very much new style poetry that put me at the path of memoir's!! well done sir you did great job, keep it high for people like me having many days and nights of past to remember in dreams.
Born Again - The Limericks of Régis (Book) - 1/22/2013 2:15:12 AM
My heartfelt congratulations to you!
I know that collecting poetry in book form is hard work.
Why do we do this stuff and so?
What motivates us to reach for the sky and way down below?
Are we eternal extroverts trying to make an impact on the world?
Are we just hopeless romantics trying to impress that special girl?
Perhaps it's a quest to do more and reach others in different ways.
Perhaps it's a desire to express our love and compassion in the hope that others will find a better way.
Whatever it is that drives us it's a writing spirit that some just cannot comprehend.
Perhaps it's knowing our thoughts can be preserved in written form long after our life on this earth ends.
Thank you Regis,
You helped me develop another poem.
May God plant seeds as your loyal fans read.
May you be blessed and may your mind feel at rest.
May you find a special love from the Heavens above.
Peace be with you,
Born Again - The Limericks of Régis (Book) - 1/21/2013 3:56:22 PM
Congratulations and much luck!
Born Again - The Limericks of Régis (Book) - 1/20/2013 6:20:13 PM
Wow... That's great..congratulations, your limericks are a treat ! Best wishes, neerja
Born Again - The Limericks of Régis (Book) - 1/20/2013 3:50:02 PM
I always get a smile after reading your limericks my friend...........GOD BLESS YOU and YOURS.
Born Again - The Limericks of Régis (Book) - 1/20/2013 3:17:53 PM
You have a lock on limericks.
Born Again - The Limericks of Régis (Book) - 1/20/2013 3:01:50 PM
Way to go! Congratulations, Regis.
Born Again - The Limericks of Régis (Book) - 1/20/2013 1:31:06 PM
Born Again - The Limericks of Régis (Book) - 1/20/2013 1:27:16 PM
Congratulations !! A splendid accomplishment to an author
of rare quality. Smiles and best wishes.
Lady Mary Ann
Born Again - The Limericks of Régis (Book) - 1/20/2013 12:51:20 PM
Congratulations my friend! Myrna
Born Again - The Limericks of Régis (Book) - 1/20/2013 12:14:32 PM
Congratulations Regis. The world can never have too much humor. And you are good at it.
Summer Snow (Short Story) - 5/6/2013 5:21:26 AM
Wow! I was there. This story does not skip a beat. Every word counts.
Sigh (Short Story) - 5/6/2013 5:13:51 AM
My favorite thing to write (and read) is flash fiction. I love this one.
Dead Man Dancing (Short Story) - 3/17/2013 6:03:35 PM
held my breath, strange how we dream some of the strangest dreams, then when we wake up to find that it was just a dream, some of them I am glad they are, that's for sure,
The Legend of Fawcett Brook (Short Story) - 2/17/2013 12:22:40 AM
This is a wonderful
story, hope you made
it into a book or put
it into some story of
a book of yours some
where as it's great
Only Y think Y met
this Brooke Fawcett
far away from the
Thanks for the read
The Sandman (Short Story) - 2/12/2013 11:34:58 AM
Perhaps it is the AD editor not working but you should really have line breaks between paragraphs and dialogue lines. Makes it easier to read and follow the writing.
You are really good at writing and weaving stories. Have you ever tried writing a novel? I think you'd do great in that. And how about a book of short stories? That would awesome as well. I am rooting for you!!! You are not just a great poet now. You are also a great story writer... and that is amazing to witness and be a part of.
Like Father, Like Son (Short Story) - 2/12/2013 11:31:20 AM
I really enjoyed reading the story. Certainly a heartfelt, moving piece. Thank you so much for writing it and sharing it with us here at AD.
Ness (Short Story) - 2/12/2013 11:29:02 AM
This is great but I feel like it is unfinished... I feel this is just the opening or the intro to a much larger body of work. And in my opinion it would be fantastic if this did turn into a much larger body of work. I am certainly intrigued to read more after reading this short piece and I will be awaiting for the continuation. Care to continue writing it? I hope you do!!!
Daddy's Girl (Short Story) - 2/10/2013 8:16:46 PM
If it's a recurring dream, can you see the girl's face clearly? If you can, there lies the clue! Maybe she is reaching out to you for help or guidance. Dig deeper to solve the mystery of this dream. I am very intriqued. Well written, my friend.
Love and Dreams,
The Legend of Fawcett Brook (Short Story) - 1/12/2013 7:48:05 PM
A very nice story you have written here. Thank you so much for sharing. You do have a way with words and you can write a tale/story that will engage the readers, make them feel, and bring them enjoyment as well. I love the "legend" you came up with for this beautiful creation of Mother Nature - Fawcett Brook. You know, had you not said that you came up with it I'd have thought this legend was real.
Whoosh (Short Story) - 10/26/2012 10:25:44 AM
Another interesting story Regis. You are not just a great poet. You are a great short story writer as well. I am confident that if you were to write a novel it would be spectacular. Ever thought of trying to do that? Write a novel I mean... I know you can do it. I believe in you 1000%.
What does that quotation mean if you don't mind me asking?
Sigh (Short Story) - 10/26/2012 10:22:29 AM
This was a very moving story you've brought to life. At one point I thought I was going to get teary-eyed. Very well written and descriptive. You have quite a way with words that move us and affect us and touch our hearts in many ways. Thank you so much for sharing. I really enjoyed it from start to finish.
Dead Man Dancing (Short Story) - 10/26/2012 10:18:00 AM
This was certainly an interesting story. Kept me glued to the screen with every line. Very descriptive story. Has a bit of humor in it but also depth and much to think about. After I finished reading the story I wanted more. Perhaps you can continue this story further... Oh and now I am inspired to get back into writing short stories and such again. Thank you.
I have noticed you've used the word 'unbelief' in your story. I've never heard of this word before. It should say 'disbelief' instead...
Whoosh (Short Story) - 10/24/2012 2:37:48 PM
My my, right off if this is real or not, I am not one to generally make small talk myself and don't care for tight spots among others. I am more of an observer... secondly, I find it interesting that you use the term "aura" :) Lastly, I find it interesting since this short story was written in 2011, you refer to "Killarney"
All that aside, a truly wonderful story Regis, I much enjoyed it :)
Love and Light
Sigh (Short Story) - 4/29/2012 4:37:39 PM
A sweet story and well written as usual, Regis. An early monsoon rain was pounding our bungalow as I read it here in southern Cambodia early this morning. Then I went into the bedroom and kissed my wife awake. Thanks to you for that!
The Incident (Short Story) - 4/24/2012 6:49:52 PM
You are a very good story teller :) Thoroughly enjoyed this. But of course I like this sort of thing.
Thank you keep writing stories!
Being only here as an author for a wee bit of time I have catching up to do and you HAVE MUCH for me to read.
Love and Light
Daddy's Girl (Short Story) - 4/24/2012 6:46:20 PM
This is so simple Regis, as an enlightened one that I am, this is a past life of yours. Nothing to therapeutically analyze it speaks for itself. Our past lives integrate into our present lives, sometimes something that was unresolved only known to the one who is experiencing it. I do not know your belief system of course and can only offer my insights to you.
Love and Light
Dead Man Dancing (Short Story) - 3/9/2012 10:35:05 AM
"Dead Man Dancing",A story indeed, Regis Auffray! Sweet dream Mr. Livingstone, enjoy your sleep! This is a real nice piece of work, my friend.
Dead Man Dancing (Short Story) - 2/20/2012 3:49:43 PM
Just a FYI: My sense of humor is non existant and I rarely laugh at anything, not even comedian stand-up routines I like. This really made me laugh. This story was about a man who isn't afraid of and is happy about death.
This story made me think about Charles Dicken's "A Christmas Carol." I don't know why though because there isn't a connection. I thought it was a moral story in a way, but the lesson is subtle. Livingstone has come to grips that he's free from the routine and all the stress of life because he's dead and as a result has no worries.
Some thoughts I had. I thought the main character's name was appropriate and hilarious! I wondered if the main character had perhaps not lived in life so that was why he had the routine and went to work. That part that he went to work I didn't quite get. Keep in mind my lack of a sense of humor. The only reason Livingstone went to work was to cause and get into trouble. Something struck me as off there. Livingstone didn't have to go into work. He's dead. What was the point of him going to the office? He was there to teach his co-workers who were also dead to accept death and be happy about it. His co-workers hadn't come to grips with being dead and weren't happy about it. The problem was Livingstone didn't realize till later in the story that his co-workers were also dead. Why didn't he know that? It's funny that he would rub his own death in the faces of his living co-workers. Still, if everyone is dead, what happened to everyone? Again, that's why I thought this was some moral tale. I thought it was Livingstone's job to teach the other deceased that death was cool. But why would he have such a job? Maybe Livingstone's one of the rare deceased to be at peace with death and they are tasked to bring the other deceased ones over after they're at peace with it.
The ending was off to me too. I didn't get the shadowy figure mentioned. I guess he could have been Hades or the Grim Reaper. Those guys would have fit the humor of the story. The ending made me wonder if Livingstone was dead or not. The beginning said he was and sleep is a euphemism for death. Still it wasn't clear why there was a shadowy figure in Livingstone's sleep. Maybe a sentence to reassure the reader Livingstone is indeed dead. It sounded like the movie "Groundhog Day" where everything repeats. That whole scenario goes with moral tales or it was just supposed to be funny.
Wait a minute here. I've carried on way too far. This was just supposed to be hilarity. Forget all I've said because it'd change everything. Forgive my lacking sense of humor.
Excellent tale. Will use this with my student.
The Vanishing Of Father Fabian (Short Story) - 2/10/2012 7:10:20 PM
I found this story to be very intriquing and compelling. It has a lot of potential. I was interested in it as a story for my GED students to practice their reading. (It will be serving in that purpose.) I'm Catholic and that drew me to this story. You touch on a problem the Catholic Church has had with inappropriate relationships with its parishioners. I knew a priest in our parish who accused of an inappropriate relationship with a youngster and he was forced to retire. I later found out the accusation was false and made in anger. I wasn't angry or annoyed by the fact that Fr. Fabian was rumored to have inappropriate relationships with youth. The way you presented it was an accusation that was being investigated. I liked the factual approach that's why this particular issue didn't bother me so much.
I was curious why you chose this particular story. How did you know about it? The way you tell it is as if you were an investigting detective or a reporter reporting on the crime. Were you a detective or a reporter? I felt like you knew these people personally. Did you?
This story has a lot of potential and I don't mean to criticize; I do want to encourage. This has a James Patterson or Patricia Cromwell feel to it. Yes, it's based on fact but they take it and it's a case where someone can make a story or novel out of it. I wondered why you didn't. You had me interested and then you just left the readers wondering what happened at the end. Why? I know that the case is open and that was the way the incident was written in the police report. And so? You spent a lot of time on it and you were so knowledgeable that I would have -- and other readers too -- would have bought any story you written it. You could have written an ending and I and other readers would have believed it, even if it wasn't true. If it had been a solved case and you gave an ending as long as it was realistic, I and other readers would have believed it and enjoyed it. I don't think you would have gone unrealistic with your choice of ending (unrealistic in aliens were responsible) because you had established your narrator as knowledgeable and credible source. Since you left it as an open-ended story, I thought about coming up with an ending but it was your story and I think you should finish it. I'm going to give my students an assignment to write an ending to your story.
I was disturbed by your criticism of yourself in the story. I know my opinion doesn't count for much but as I've said it has real potential. You could add some more details from the narrator and other material if you wanted to make it a novel or in the short story too.
This story has real potential and I think it could be a best-selling story. I encourage you to re-explore it. If you ever get it published, I want a signed copy.
I'll let you know what my students' responses are to the story. Remember what they say have to be taken with a grain of salt.
Ness (Short Story) - 2/1/2012 2:18:29 PM
How sad she is inside, thinking that terror is a gift, even terrorizing abusers...wonderful character...so not far from some's truth.
The Vanishing Of Father Fabian (Short Story) - 1/30/2012 5:01:22 PM
A compelling and most intriguing story, Regis. Nothing to criticize about it. Although, I'm with those who wish it had gone on longer. If a true story, please update us when the mystery is solved.
Sigh (Short Story) - 1/22/2012 10:39:13 AM
girlfriends and wives may all hold some elemental soul of their lover's mother...as you have so gracefully pointed out. wonderful and unexpected!
Daddy's Girl (Short Story) - 12/23/2011 5:40:41 PM
Very sweet piece, Regis. Interesting that in my dreams I'm always the one who's falling. I'd rather have your dream.
The Sandman (Short Story) - 12/12/2011 5:53:52 PM
Real good story, Regis. Amazing how you can pack so much into a short piece without it seeming cluttered...it just flows. Well done, again.
Like Father, Like Son (Short Story) - 12/1/2011 7:12:38 PM
Really enjoyed this story. Can't think of much to add to the other comments. By god, your stuff attracts a large audience and deservedly so. Must confess that I did suspect Cynthia's line of work. Great minds often think alike, right?
Leaving it all Behind (Article) - 5/17/2013 5:03:45 PM
sWe are so little regardless of how great we perceive ourselves to be or those that will dare to rate our accomplishments submit we are. All of us are soon forgotten and swept away in the endless procession of time. Most, take themselves far too seriously and foolishly believe they can or will make lasting differences. In the end, the living is all gone. An interesting article from Sha Regis, thanks for sharing. May love and peace be always with you my dear friend. Jon Michael
Leaving it all Behind (Article) - 5/17/2013 4:50:29 PM
Sha'Tara writing is very expressive.
Thank you for sharing.
Lady Mary Ann
Leaving it all Behind (Article) - 5/16/2013 10:51:47 AM
Who are these so-called authors? They can't tell a poem from an article, and insist that you wrote these articles when you didn't. What planet are they from, anyway?
This is one of the few articles that I have some disagreement with. While I believe that most of us do little with the time that we have allotted in this life, few have the opportunity, like I have, to break free from the norm by both education and disability.
Shirley Valentine comes the closest, except that by running off to Greece and having another life, did she really do any better? My uncle did that and left five children in disbelief. His second life was even less than the first––just lying low and becoming more alcoholic until he died. The spark of his first life was totally gone.
Michael Poole is pure fiction––very good fiction––but written purely in terms of current human existence and not in any way reflects the existence and time when we are space travelers enough to enter a black hole. Except as a great story, I would have to wait until Poole actually left the human race before I could make any profound judgments about what he found on the other side. Similar to Arthur C. Clarke's hero, Dr. Dave Bowman, discovering other worlds as he approaches the extreme gravity of Jupiter in 2001: A Space Odyssey.
While I can agree that consciousness resides in my brain, I cannot agree that I was conscious before I was born into this world and will be conscious after I leave. All the more reason to make the best of this life regardless what road one takes.
Leaving it all Behind (Article) - 5/16/2013 6:02:56 AM
Do not despair! Your writing has entertained and caused more people to "think" than you could ever imagine. You are a thinking man and your thoughts inspire so many!
Leaving it all Behind (Article) - 5/16/2013 4:59:33 AM
A GREAT pondering poem in which there is no easy answer...
It's a long long road..check it out
If you can help another everyday of your life you will understand the purpose of life.
Peace, love and multiple blessings,
Leaving it all Behind (Article) - 5/16/2013 3:06:51 AM
And therin lies the rub, or the poop so to speak, bless ya!
Leaving it all Behind (Article) - 5/15/2013 7:08:23 PM
Ohhhhhhhhh.....brilliant Regis ! Just brilliant ! Oohhhhhh.....I love this poem, I simply love this one....it makes me cry and ohhhh...you exactly touched the right chord. And of course it's so true !
Much thanks Regis :)
Leaving it all Behind (Article) - 5/15/2013 11:46:46 AM
Outstanding piece of work indeed. Well done.
Leaving it all Behind (Article) - 5/15/2013 11:12:50 AM
What a piece! And that excerpt from Mr. Frost? perfect..
Leaving it all Behind (Article) - 5/15/2013 10:41:14 AM
I hope that you remain behind to chronicle it all, or maybe you are ahead of us and can simply look back and shake your head. No pillar of salt story here (except that salt is essential to human existence, thus quite valuable) so you needn't worry about retribution.
Motive and Purpose in Creation (Article) - 5/7/2013 10:35:06 AM
Lots of food for thought here! Thank you.
Motive and Purpose in Creation (Article) - 4/30/2013 6:56:13 AM
I disagree with your statement that “'evolution' this not mean betterment.” From my understanding of evolution of the species, mutations, good and bad, create new species all the time. All living things die, but those that survive long enough to reproduce are better than those that don't. Thus, it's easy to conclude that evolution results in betterment by a rather methodical process of elimination by survival. That's why the Earth's fauna and flora is so diverse and humans exist at all.
There is no justification for god and all. God is only a figment of our imagination created to explain our fear (primarily our fear of inevitable death). Therefore, the rest of your explanation and exploration of the divine force escapes me entirely. I do agree with your final conclusion: that those of us who are able to leave childhood behind and break free from the matrix will, in our own chaotic way, change the world for the better.
Motive and Purpose in Creation (Article) - 4/30/2013 5:43:15 AM
It's amazing what the mins will manufacture for a reason to satisfy a longing, from where that longing, God knows, I mean, yes another of your plays on the ever questioning mind, bless ya.
Motive and Purpose in Creation (Article) - 4/29/2013 3:58:48 PM
Very well written article and the opinion is quite understandable.
But I couldn't disagree with you more. And that's only because of my own experience and what the best doctors in Boston told me 12 years ago. I should have died in 2001, I was a walking dead man; but I won't go into that. You read my story I believe, I shouldn't be here today but I am. And that was because of God and I thank Him everyday for that miracle.
Motive and Purpose in Creation (Article) - 4/29/2013 1:36:58 PM
Only Purpose You Of Any Ignorant/
Arrogant Human Being Is In
This Evil World Is To Do Good In Light Of...
Save 1 Child Save Your Own Soul--
Until You** Die If You Get To Come Back
(If The Man (God) Lets You) As Well
Boy Will Your F--king Attitude Change!!
** 4 Times I Have Passed Over Come Back
Into This Evil Out Control World...
Really Sha Tara You Should Just
Join Authorsden Write About It...
Motive and Purpose in Creation (Article) - 4/29/2013 10:33:17 AM
Well written, Rogue Agent.
Seeking Answers: Why Duality? (Article) - 4/26/2013 2:30:27 PM
~Regis~ Sha'Tara is a terrific writer. Delving deep into
energy and reasoning. ~Lady Mary Ann~
The Number One Problem of this Society (Article) - 4/26/2013 2:04:29 PM
Touching the surface of Society..interesting and compelling
write. ~Lady Mary Ann~
The Number One Problem of this Society (Article) - 4/20/2013 7:16:11 PM
You are a teacher of
self..ness that we all
need to learn at some
time or another, plus
you mske all of us the
observers out of this
window from our brain
Your writes shine a
light on what is in
front of us if there
is only a light, that
Thanks for your read
The Number One Problem of this Society (Article) - 4/19/2013 4:03:24 PM
Very interesting and I do agree with your definition of ignorance.. I always say that it is not lack of knowledge but the refusal to gan the knowledge needed.. Well done as always... Myrna
The Number One Problem of this Society (Article) - 4/19/2013 9:31:45 AM
I have always said that we are too ignorant to truly understand ourselves. The fact is we came from genes that are territorial, and when pushed, we either fight or flee because it is hardwired in us. Our biggest problem is fear of the unknown. The Matrix has been developing since the first written word, until we have a complex set of religious and other moral rituals that protect us from the unknown (fear). From birth we are indoctrinated to the Matrix and to deal with our fear in an ignorant way as though we were primitive instead of 21th century world citizens with a wealth of knowledge dispelling all fears.
It's a sad state of affairs when we let ignorance rule us.
The Number One Problem of this Society (Article) - 4/18/2013 1:53:10 PM
Another great write and thoroughly enjoyed!
Love and Light
The Number One Problem of this Society (Article) - 4/18/2013 9:27:14 AM
I don't ask questions about what I know. I ask them about what I don't know. The more answers I get the less I know!
The Number One Problem of this Society (Article) - 4/18/2013 8:51:46 AM
This is a great write and your definition is correct when applied to the practice of our corrupt legislators here in the U.S.A. However, the correct definition, and the way it's supposed to be is this........... "government by the people; rule of the majority." It really is that simple.
The Number One Problem of this Society (Article) - 4/18/2013 7:11:06 AM
This must be my assignment for the year. I haven't even finished the last one yet. Provocative, as usual, and well presented. Thank you both.
Bee (Poetry) - 5/13/2013 7:02:21 PM
Regis, as is mine, your concern is duly noted and we can hope that many more will share our concern for nature's dutiful workers of miracles. May love and peace be always with you my dear friend. Jon Michael
Bee (Poetry) - 5/13/2013 11:22:23 AM
These thoughts are pollinators in themselves, dear Regis. The bees certainly need and have our attention as their absence causes much distress as we come to realise how very much we depend on - and love them! I'm very concerned about this cold spring causing them still to be inactive - those that remain. And a lack of spring blossoms for them to be attracted to, too. Plus the fact that so many of our over-forced flowers are actually lacking in genuine pollen. They are amazing creatures and the fundament on which our lives depend, so we need more Bee writes to be right! xx
Bee (Poetry) - 5/8/2013 4:14:25 AM
Sweet, caring and an issue that should be on all minds.
Thank you for sharing this.
Carol Phelan Aebby
Bee (Poetry) - 5/6/2013 3:10:08 PM
O gosh! Much to be concerned about. The demise of the be is like the wwii early warning siren of mass destruction made by humanity.
Bee (Poetry) - 5/6/2013 8:13:49 AM
A beekeeper with Heart!
*Regis* being the honey!!
Bee (Poetry) - 5/6/2013 5:26:07 AM
What a unique way to make a statement about our world. I would have thought you lived in Texas if I did not know better. A beautiful world fading faster than the majority will ever know, conveniently not paying attention to nature.
Bee (Poetry) - 5/6/2013 4:56:46 AM
Truly enjoyed this, my friend! It really is a worry what's happening (so fast) to this beautiful planet!
Bee (Poetry) - 5/6/2013 3:19:59 AM
i hope the time is not that long
Bee (Poetry) - 5/5/2013 5:44:38 PM
I am not sure I understand what the last line of your poem means. And ending the poem with this line gives it a feeling of incompleteness to me for some reason I can't explain. I like the poem though and it is surely a deep one. Much to think about here metaphorically. Thank you for sharing.
Bee (Poetry) - 5/5/2013 3:48:03 PM
i read this two ways, both devastating. ~ Morgan
Bee (Poetry) - 5/5/2013 12:49:22 PM
Poem that truly matters...issues that affect not just bees
but the entire life on earth; "If the bee disappeared off
the face of the earth, man would only have four years left
to live". - Albert Einstein.
Thank you Regis for BEE-ing sensitive and made us aware
of the need to plant flowers in our gardens. Isabella.
Bee (Poetry) - 5/5/2013 11:38:14 AM
Bee (Poetry) - 5/5/2013 11:18:03 AM
Great poem, I hope it wakes people up and let them see what they are doing.
Bee (Poetry) - 5/5/2013 8:34:16 AM
This poem is Sweet!!Laura
Bee (Poetry) - 5/5/2013 7:31:31 AM
I can't understand why we are so obsessed with killing insects. Most insects are very beneficial and invasive species can usually be controlled by biological means or other insects. Instead, we rely on a quick fix of chemical pesticides that kill even beneficial insects like bees and get in our groundwater where we ingest them. Why didn't we learn our lesson from “The Silent Spring” when we almost destroyed all the predatory birds like the bald eagle with DDT, also dangerous when it got into mother's milk. Most young people today don't even know that happened.
I just saw new TV ads for Roundup, a notorious herbicide being used by factory farms, touting a new way to deliver more power against weeds (the source of biodiversity) and pesticides by Amdro and Ortho, two chemically based killers that indiscriminately kill more than targeted insects.
It's time we get off our lazy asses buying chemicals to save our precious Franken plants and live with our insect friends. Sheeple beware, you are creating a planet you won't like by feeding corporate greed instead of yourselves with healthy food and water.
Bee (Poetry) - 5/5/2013 5:45:32 AM
We are locusts on this earth, rust on metal, destroying evrything in it's path it seems. I read an article about the honey bees dying off due to man made chemicals which said that once the bees are gone man only has a few years to live. (Aren't we just so darn smart?!!!)
Bee (Poetry) - 5/5/2013 5:18:21 AM
Serious and dire. I saw only two bees in my orchard this year. I hope they were wild ones. No fruit, of course. Maybe the internet will pick this one up.
Bee (Poetry) - 5/5/2013 4:14:15 AM
"Bee" a poem of dire straights..The beekeepers are alarmed
as well we should be also. I can remember honeybees as a
little girl. Lots of stings on my bare feet. The clover's white
flowers filled with honeybees. Still love to go barefoot in the grass!! Excellent message.
Lady Mary Ann
Bee (Poetry) - 5/5/2013 3:56:40 AM
The birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees. These are the B's in our ABC's. And we are the D's and do more damange than all of these. Your theme is spot on.
Bee (Poetry) - 5/5/2013 2:35:21 AM
All too true, my friend. Well said.
Bee (Poetry) - 5/5/2013 12:11:06 AM
This could never be called 'silly', Regis. It is such an important message. Here in France the farmers are just not taking it seriously and refuse to adjust their use of chemicals. The European Union has agreed that measures should be taken but France does not enforce them. The French mindset is about 30 years behind the rest in most things. It is hoped that the rest of Europe and the US will set an exmple.
Bee (Poetry) - 5/4/2013 10:24:34 PM
Sprinkle fresh cinnamon
upon your flowers and so
give the bees their hour
To roll among the petals
sweet and to carry it on
their feet the smell of
Shake it on your petals
bed pushing it through
the threads spreading it
within their box to chase
the flea fox
Buzz your honey with a
pace that wins the race
of time and queens with
sweetness of the bees
You won't have to long
her coming through all
the summers as she gives
her honey buzz to the
Thoughts , questions
and points of view
Bee (Poetry) - 5/4/2013 7:53:13 PM
To Bee or not to Bee, could Shakespeare have said it any better, we know who the bee killers are, when will we go after them? Great deep feelings expressed Regie, great work indeed.
Bee (Poetry) - 5/4/2013 6:02:12 PM
A nice balance and duality to this poem, Reg. I enjoyed the read, thank you.
Bee (Poetry) - 5/4/2013 5:00:16 PM
Nothing "silly" about this, Regis...a gentle poem with a strong message. Well done, pal.
Bee (Poetry) - 5/4/2013 4:26:02 PM
You expressed yourself very well
These are deep thoughts you just shared
You are attached to a past relationship
But you are the one that still cares
I can somehow feel your hurt and pain.
Yes, I had relationships that simply vanished
I really don't know why; it was gone in a flash!
People you care for just place you on ignore
Then they don't respond to you anymore.
It's like someone had just died.
All I know that it hurts - deep down inside.
Peace, love and abundant blessings to you my friend,
PS: Yes, you just helped me express myself. It's something thats been on my mind. Thank you Regis, Thank You very much...
Bee (Poetry) - 5/4/2013 3:57:52 PM
I know that if the honey bee dies off so too do we & this is NOT a silly theme whatsoever...e
Bee (Poetry) - 5/4/2013 3:40:08 PM
Time is not on our side.
Bee (Poetry) - 5/4/2013 3:19:09 PM
righteous piece of poetry...
Tomorrow… (Poetry) - 5/4/2013 1:42:26 AM
I hear this, I feel this! It is such a long fall from the point of believing and trusting. Rx
Waiting... (Poetry) - 4/30/2013 10:46:08 AM
I love this one. We are in drought, but I would have liked it anyway, as it is smooth and makes me picture a rainy day coming.
Tomorrow… (Poetry) - 4/29/2013 11:24:37 AM
I have shared this poem on your FB author page. I was sure I had read it before and commented. But seems I have not.
This is a piece that readers can relate to I am sure. We all have been there at one point or another. Another honest moving piece that has much to think about and draw from. Thank you for sharing yourself and your gift with us.
Angels Recalled (Poetry) - 4/25/2013 11:09:22 AM
Most people don't believe in angels and yet----they are here everywhere. Great work Regis
Charmed (Poetry) - 4/25/2013 11:07:29 AM
A loving and beautiful work
Tomorrow… (Poetry) - 4/25/2013 11:05:58 AM
We always have to believe Regis. Great work
Tomorrow… (Poetry) - 4/22/2013 4:27:56 PM
Tomorrow… (Poetry) - 4/18/2013 4:51:15 PM
A bit maudlin, Regis. But, as always with you, an honest expression. By all means, keep opening your gifts. A precious new gem awaits you!
All the best.
Charmed (Poetry) - 4/18/2013 6:32:11 AM
absolute...thank you, much!
Tomorrow… (Poetry) - 4/17/2013 8:07:13 AM
Never grow up Regis, it is then you grow old! I find my life is more rewarding with youthful vigor when I am able to make decisions not based on another persons input. This being said, lonliness is all consuming sometimes too, it is then I join hands so to speak, with a friend that understands so I don't feel so alone. Take heart my friend, if I can do it, you can too!
My dad always said, there are more fish in the sea...maybe the next one is a rainbow trout!
Tomorrow's mercies are new...believe in you!
Tomorrow… (Poetry) - 4/16/2013 3:11:11 PM
What a perfect way to say this, Regis, "...I hope I will feel like opening it." The sadness of that extends to the vanishing point. ~~ Diana
Tomorrow… (Poetry) - 4/15/2013 5:16:08 PM
Tomorrow If It Comes,It
Will Still Be Today,It
Will Be No Different Than Tomorrow,It
Today Is Only Sorrow You,Humanity, It Is
Who Created Today,It Is
Exactly What It Will Be Like Tomorrow...
I Don't Think You'll Get Why Of It...
Tomorrow… (Poetry) - 4/15/2013 1:20:30 PM
Touching poetry, Regis. Your spirit is true and has so much to live for!
Tomorrow… (Poetry) - 4/15/2013 11:34:27 AM
i don't like broken promises either...and i know i'm right so, there's always...tomorrow.
Tomorrow… (Poetry) - 4/15/2013 9:49:56 AM
Charity begins at home,
Understand the Importance
of YOU by creating your
very own tomorrow *Regis*
Tomorrow… (Poetry) - 4/15/2013 8:06:48 AM
You must be having a down day. There's a lot going on out there to make life enjoyable. I'm looking forward to your next poem with an uplifting message.
Tomorrow… (Poetry) - 4/15/2013 4:37:15 AM
Been there, my friend. Don't look for that gift...let it find you...and most assuredly it will...Your words describe the kind of person I am too...very nicely done, Regis...
Tomorrow… (Poetry) - 4/15/2013 2:56:29 AM
How long has it been since your "break up"? Give it time. Pull your confidence out of that box you've been storing it in and don it. You have a different opionion now and that's the way it goes. Go get 'er, tiger!!
Tomorrow… (Poetry) - 4/14/2013 7:32:52 PM
Tomorrow… (Poetry) - 4/14/2013 6:04:50 PM
"Tomorrow, tomorrow it's only a day away!" Embrace the gift
of life with blessings.
Lady Mary Ann
Tomorrow… (Poetry) - 4/14/2013 5:54:54 PM
Sad...true...some people aren't good in coping up with broken promises..what to do?
Tomorrow… (Poetry) - 4/14/2013 5:00:47 PM
I hope, Regis, ...you'll feel like opening the gift
of today....Tomorrow isn't here, yet, so it doesn't
matter...but today, today... and I know...your soul is beyond
sore....it is painful, but you've produced poem
that will nourish other hearts.......and you're brave!
Yoga might help calm your mind, making it easier
to cope with your pain.
And it is easy to do.......Simple as a Breath....
I take a dose of it , day in day out.
With warm regards Isabella.
Tomorrow… (Poetry) - 4/14/2013 2:56:09 PM
Keep thinking & keep growing as you are growing, even if you feel you are not...I am not one to be very optimistic most times so maybe I am not the one to listen to regards your loss of a close lady friend, but there has to be another out there for someone with the compassion and sincerity towards life that you have so many times in the past expressed in your writings...start by giving yourself some of that compassion and work from there...luck...e
Tomorrow… (Poetry) - 4/14/2013 2:25:17 PM
You've expressed here, what many others think...offering much to think about. I do agree with Paul in that because of what happens today, I have 'hope' for a better tomorrow. In many ways what you've penned could be hard for someone to write about but you have bravely stepped forward...sharing your thoughts.
Tomorrow… (Poetry) - 4/14/2013 2:20:00 PM
You said it all in your first line, my friend. "There's always the hope of tomorrow." Hang in there.
Tomorrow… (Poetry) - 4/14/2013 1:48:21 PM
I have been living in a state of boytox for a few years. This means that I have dismissed having men in my life, for a while, as I recover from a few failed relationships. I don't want to drag all that toxic energy into another relationship and risk ruining what may be the right relationship for me. We all want to feel loved, but I now concentrate on my friendships and let those elevate me through the difficult times. Perhaps, for you, too, it would help to take a break and get back to a clear understanding of who you are when you are not flexing your self for another person. If I am not certain of who I am when I am all by myself, I will never be able to remain true to myself in a relationship where I am interested in pleasing my partner. My best to you, Reg. Each lesson in life is but a stepping stone to our true destiny.
Tomorrow… (Poetry) - 4/14/2013 1:36:57 PM
as i hope you get and do
Tomorrow… (Poetry) - 4/14/2013 12:28:40 PM
I've been hurt and let down before... I lost my husband way too soon and too suddenly.. but you know? Never not open that tomorrow.. you don't have to embrace it right away but in time you will look forward to me.. great introspective piece.. Myrna
Tomorrow… (Poetry) - 4/14/2013 12:16:15 PM
Regis, it would be easier to go through life with a hardened shell which cocoons us, shelters, and keeps all hurt and treachery from touching us, but there are many people as yourself who, "really believed and trusted." It takes a long time to survive such a misplaced trust, my friend, sadly sometimes we never quite get over it.
Tomorrow… (Poetry) - 4/14/2013 12:13:00 PM
Know you've had a let down, so have i with time---but i can still look forward to tomorrow as you must too. Who knows what time will bring to us...Take care and get upbeat, little by little,.....
The Senryu Diaries (January 2013) (Poetry) - 4/5/2013 11:53:40 AM
Yet I remain true
to the memory of you
now, and forever.
Nicely done, Regis. I've missed out on reading your work. Will be doing that maore, now.
Dance of the Autumn Leaves (Poetry) - 3/25/2013 10:40:01 AM
Your poem is delightful. It flowed beautifully. Autumn is my favorite season and I could just see it and feel it as I read your poem.
Martini Memories (Poetry) - 3/21/2013 11:17:21 AM
So much pain here. I can relate for sure. A haunting quality in this piece speaks to the bittersweet memories you have. Beautifully expressive work.
Charmed (Poetry) - 3/19/2013 11:40:14 AM
...don't know what to say. This is w o n d e r f u l, Reg!!
The Senryu Diaries (January 2013) (Poetry) - 3/16/2013 11:53:55 PM
So emotionally deep and expressive. The pain emanates yet hope is offered in the end in that you realize love will return - I have been there and know. Beautifully written poem.
Charmed (Poetry) - 3/13/2013 3:32:05 PM
I have to agree with Amor this is one of your best and you have done some great work. This is one of my favorite lines:
A wandering comet
Searching for a resting place
Within the dimensions of your love
Charmed (Poetry) - 3/13/2013 11:15:27 AM
One of your best, Regis Love that pic too
Brief Encounter (Poetry) - 3/13/2013 10:20:50 AM
While I don't speak or know French I think it is very clever that you include French translations of your poems. I wonder though how close the two versions are to each other.
The English version is very nice. Emotions penetrate your words as should be the case in a poem. The words leave an imprint and leave us with longing for something we've lost.
Thank you for sharing.
Calm Before The Storm (Poetry) - 3/13/2013 10:17:59 AM
The poem you have written is certainly refreshing and something different. It is emotional and speaks volumes to the heart and soul. You paint beautiful scenery with your words and I am touched by them. Thank you for sharing. It brought a smile to my face.
Cherry Blossom Day (Poetry) - 3/13/2013 10:15:09 AM
You have such adorably cute kids Regis. What a lovely photo and poem to go along with it. I've never actually experienced cherry blossom petals snowing down on me. I have a feeling it is an incredible experience. You made me smile with this poem. Thank you for sharing it.
Childish Thoughts (haiku form) (Poetry) - 3/13/2013 10:13:10 AM
What you express in this poem is so true. As kids we don't really have anything to worry about and we are carefree. When we grow up there are all these problems we have to deal with, all these things we have to worry about that sometimes we wish we were kids again. At least that is the case with me time and again. Things are much easier, much simpler when we are kids. Wish it was that way throughout our entire lives. Thanks for sharing this poem. I am sure everyone can relate to it in one way or another.
Children and Snow (haiku?) (Poetry) - 3/13/2013 10:10:11 AM
Wow! Such cute kids you had back then. Well, they have remained cute to this day. Even more than cute. :-)
Poem is short but meaningful. Took me a moment to realize that the second stanza is actually the same poem but in French.
This is a poem I can relate to as I love snow. Being surrounded by all the snow brings out the kid in me and makes me happy.
As always, thank you for sharing.
Charmed (Poetry) - 3/11/2013 6:40:02 AM
Wow, Regis, this surely rang everyone's bell. Mine, too. Out from shadow you write, into the BIGNESS of feeling awakened clear to the end of the circle. Wonderful expressions. ~~ Diana
Charmed (Poetry) - 3/10/2013 8:43:10 PM
Beautiful and very touching Regis!...M
Charmed (Poetry) - 3/10/2013 3:38:28 AM
HEAVENLY BEAUTIFUL POEM!!!!!!!!! I LOVE YOUR WORDS!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Charmed (Poetry) - 3/9/2013 7:27:32 PM
Regis, I see a full fledged romantic character alive and thriving within your psyche. Bravo! "I am, I love". How simplistic and enduring the concept. I wish you love and peace my dear friend. Jon Michael
Charmed (Poetry) - 3/9/2013 12:47:43 PM
This is really good-the picture and the poem should be framed somewhere
Charmed (Poetry) - 3/9/2013 7:17:15 AM
A most charming piece..I so needed to read it..thank you for uplifting my dire thoughts dearest Regis..
Much love and blessings..
Charmed (Poetry) - 3/8/2013 6:05:50 AM
Regis this is so beautiful. I love the metaphors, very original.
Charmed (Poetry) - 3/7/2013 6:21:01 PM
In love with love...? I think you are! Wonderfully enthusiastic words, that show once again how you see the beauty around you. I do wish someone wrote such lines for me! :)
Charmed (Poetry) - 3/7/2013 12:34:30 PM
Sooo romantic! Love it!
Charmed (Poetry) - 3/7/2013 12:00:05 AM
The feel of soft
breezes with light
puffs of air gliding
over their senitive
Brushing out their
enticing scent into
our senses, pulling
on our need to pluck
them from the fields
Charmed (Poetry) - 3/6/2013 5:50:51 PM
A delightful poem, Regis. Welcome back!
Charmed (Poetry) - 3/6/2013 5:24:58 AM
I can escape from the bore of waiting in a room todo jury dutytoday. Your poetry takes me to another place that is far away.
Peace, love and many blessings come your way.
Charmed (Poetry) - 3/5/2013 3:03:48 PM
An absolutely delightful poem Regis.
Thank you for sharing.
Charmed (Poetry) - 3/5/2013 2:33:17 PM
Aw, truly Charming poetry and such a sweet photo Laura
Charmed (Poetry) - 3/5/2013 11:16:03 AM
This would charm the***off of any woman alive!
Charmed (Poetry) - 3/5/2013 7:11:16 AM
Mystique of charm and tender verses of love.
Romance is of your heart as to a lovely butterfly.
Lady Mary Ann
Charmed (Poetry) - 3/4/2013 7:01:57 PM
I really do like the way you built this, Regis. You do romantic poetry really well...
Charmed (Poetry) - 3/4/2013 6:03:33 PM
Regis, Flowing and carries your charm...
Charmed (Poetry) - 3/4/2013 3:52:50 PM
I just love the heart of this..
charming, just as You are *Regis*
Charmed (Poetry) - 3/4/2013 12:37:40 PM
peace be with you
Charmed (Poetry) - 3/4/2013 9:58:16 AM
i wonderful way to write of this love
Charmed (Poetry) - 3/4/2013 9:11:17 AM
Lovely imagery in this poem! I especially love "Intoxicated by the nectar of your nature" - I can't wait for warm weather! (I am back after a long hiatus - good to see you here again!)
Charmed (Poetry) - 3/4/2013 5:48:10 AM
I am charmed, too. Thanks, Regis.
Charmed (Poetry) - 3/4/2013 5:12:50 AM
Just a beautiful collection of words.. well done, my friend
Charmed (Poetry) - 3/3/2013 6:20:01 PM
very sweet love poetry
Charmed (Poetry) - 3/3/2013 6:08:15 PM
Beautiful work, Reg...there is nothing that ends with a smile and a sigh, quite like a love poem.
Charmed (Poetry) - 3/3/2013 5:44:28 PM
Beautiful and lovely :)
Best wishes, neerja
Charmed (Poetry) - 3/3/2013 5:31:53 PM
You always captivate us with your words and deeply touch us too. Thank you so much for sharing this latest creations with us. It beautiful from start to finish.
Charmed (Poetry) - 3/3/2013 4:34:04 PM
Ah, dear Regies how could she resist, this is a rich brocade of loving sentiments, any woman worth her charms would feel delicately dressed. Bless ya!
Charmed (Poetry) - 3/3/2013 4:29:25 PM
Spring is in the air, huh?
Charmed (Poetry) - 3/3/2013 3:24:38 PM
I enjoted reading your writing as usual, Regis.
Charmed (Poetry) - 3/3/2013 2:23:26 PM
A charming write indeed! Delicately written with your soft style.
I read, I enjoyed, I am charmed!
Carol Phelan Aebby
Charmed (Poetry) - 3/3/2013 1:33:46 PM
Everything within your soul is beautiful Regis...
You possess a unique ability to captivate your audience
in all you write...
"A rushing river
Seeking to lose myself
In the ocean of your femininity" - How beautiful!
Blessings, Love, and Light
Charmed (Poetry) - 3/3/2013 1:16:45 PM
Even more than this charming poem, I am glad to see you back to writing, even if only one every so often...it can do nothing but help you to feel better...ed
Charmed (Poetry) - 3/3/2013 1:05:44 PM
Yep, Regis, that's how it feels alright . . .
Charmed (Poetry) - 3/3/2013 12:59:01 PM
Visually stunning...a 'charmed' slice of writing.
Charmed (Poetry) - 3/3/2013 12:45:59 PM
You caught the essence and feeling of the inescapable Love.
Charmed (Poetry) - 3/3/2013 12:42:22 PM
Very nicely put, and a great captivating poem
Charmed (Poetry) - 3/3/2013 12:42:18 PM
Inspiring thoughts and words, Regis. Well done.
Charmed (Poetry) - 3/3/2013 12:36:28 PM
your heart is so beautiful Regis
& yes you are LOVE
This is my favorite poem
next to the one with the "babbling brook"
Warm River Rocks &
Lepidoptera Wings Forever
Charmed (Poetry) - 3/3/2013 12:31:16 PM
Inspired words, full of music, full of feeling!
Black Flowers (Poetry) - 2/28/2013 4:03:17 PM
A beautiful dark poem you've crafted here. It tells a story that takes hold of us and speaks volumes. Amazing job!
Bleeding October (Poetry) - 2/28/2013 3:59:41 PM
I absolutely love the image you chose for this poem. It is beautiful. Wish it was bigger though so I can really taken it all in.
Interesting how you chose to write the poem in a color that matches the image. That's creative in my opinion.
The poem is lovely. I can tell that you love nature and that you are inspired by it.
I do agree with your phrase "Nature is so often "in tune" with one's moods". That is often the case and it works the other way around as well. Our mood and nature seem to be interconnected in some way.
Blue Song (Poetry) - 2/28/2013 3:56:00 PM
Why do you keep repeating the word blue over and over again? It can get a bit annoying to some readers.
Aside from this the poem is nicely crafted and emotional. Kudos to you! I enjoyed the read!
Bratster Bleakstrom's Vigil (Poetry) - 2/28/2013 3:52:57 PM
When I read this poem it seems like I am reading a foreign language. A lot of the words are unfamiliar to me, ones I've never heard of before, and when I look them up in the dictionary online no such words exist. Is there something that I am missing here perhaps.
Respose, bratsterly, imbade, bratser, givilantly, domerian are just some of the words that I've never heard of before and the dictionary doesn't find...
Because of all this I don't really understand this poem and what it is about.
Break In (Poetry) - 2/28/2013 3:45:40 PM
I wonder why you say "this is not a poem". It reads like a poem to me. And is very well written.
I can't believe this happened to you. Must have been awful to go through this.
Thank you for sharing your personal experience. I am sure others have found themselves in similar situations.
The Senryu Diaries (January 2013) (Poetry) - 2/25/2013 2:21:34 PM
Beautiful expression of longing and pain, dear Regis. My heartfelt wishes to you that the light will once again reach your soul.
The Senryu Diaries (January 2013) (Poetry) - 2/21/2013 3:38:46 PM
Sad and so sorrowful. I know you will love again. Nice to read you again Regis
The Senryu Diaries (January 2013) (Poetry) - 2/20/2013 7:33:54 AM
At the time it seems like you can't get over it, yet with hope it all returns through a new smile or a laugh heard. My heart hurts too from this past years love, but know even greater love is out there for me!
Peace to you Regis...
Angels Recalled (Poetry) - 2/8/2013 5:51:47 PM
The world has forgotten how to listen...
This is a beautiful write and as I find with most of your writes touches the depth of one's being with a delicate yet meaningful message.
With respect and appreciation,
Carol Phelan Aebby
The Senryu Diaries (January 2013) (Poetry) - 2/7/2013 10:06:23 PM
Sad poem, Regis.
skeletal trees says it all. cheers
The Senryu Diaries (January 2013) (Poetry) - 1/29/2013 5:51:00 PM
This is sublimely beautiful!
"The Senryu Diaries" touched my soul, as like liquid gold, the words dripped effortlessly from beginning to end.
Sending you the light of a hundred suns...
Carol Phelan Aebby
A Shallow Poet (Poetry) - 1/26/2013 4:48:35 PM
Starlings are for the birds!
The Senryu Diaries (January 2013) (Poetry) - 1/26/2013 2:50:23 PM
Tomorrows light is
Blades of remorse and
loneliness have slid
over your aching and
There is no sense of
time now that your
heart she has declined
No wake...ing or no
sleep...ing hours in
which you have power
to lessen the burn of
her abrupt spurn
Life tastes sour all
through each hour as
you devour the empty
spaces she empowered
Each mind is a wide
open window of time
let there be a light
to illuminate his
unraveled and broken
The Senryu Diaries (January 2013) (Poetry) - 1/23/2013 11:11:21 PM
Poignantly expressed sentiments in a well written poem. Hope you feel better soon and that your next poem is of a more buoyant nature.
All the best, Regis.
Rainbow Love (Poetry) - 1/23/2013 2:38:34 PM
Sunset bathed in scarlet hues...beautiful Regis! I like word play!
The Senryu Diaries (January 2013) (Poetry) - 1/23/2013 11:46:12 AM
Put together in this form they form a perfect picture. This is indeed how they must be read. And even though it seems sad and many people are trying to convince themselves that it is different, it is true that there is no sun in one's soul "until love returns". I am convinced that one must never be afraid of one's heart being scarred, and having been once broken it must be ready to be broken a thousand times over, as love means to fall, freely and without any false bottoms: there is love in this life and there is, most probably, nothing else.
The Senryu Diaries (January 2013) (Poetry) - 1/23/2013 4:57:20 AM
My Heart Breaks for YOU
inside all " "The Senryu Diaries (January 2013)"
Magnolia Petals & Moonlight
The Senryu Diaries (January 2013) (Poetry) - 1/22/2013 6:36:57 AM
"mournful is the wind among the skeletal trees", an emotion expressed with great care and crystal clear meaning Regis. It is a line to die for as well as the pain of your heartache shared with this reader. I wish you love and peace my dear friend. And may time heal your aching heart. Jon Michael
The Senryu Diaries (January 2013) (Poetry) - 1/19/2013 12:56:33 PM
Can feel the loss in this sad lament, Regis. Hope you were inspired by a photograph and not from your own private life. Poems are sometimes pure invention and not always wrung from the heart. Hope you are still a happy man! :) ken
Winter (Poetry) - 1/16/2013 4:31:17 AM
And a beautiful challenge Regis, nearly looks like
my backyard :)
Well done and quite frosty
Love and Light
The Senryu Diaries (January 2013) (Poetry) - 1/14/2013 5:32:05 PM
There is pain, and than there is pain, I can see why, bless ya.
Limericks XXXl (Poetry) - 1/14/2013 8:52:51 AM
Very fun and enjoyable to read.
The Senryu Diaries (January 2013) (Poetry) - 1/13/2013 1:25:52 PM
May this be just Great writing
not such a broken heart for You!
The Senryu Diaries (January 2013) (Poetry) - 1/13/2013 7:00:38 AM
I love the senryu and you crafted this series exquisitely..
The Senryu Diaries (January 2013) (Poetry) - 1/13/2013 1:03:28 AM
Dear Regis, if this is your reality then I empathise whole-heartedly. I know from experience that nothing prepares us for the shock of that one thing, that we thought to be so solid, suddenly blowing a massive hole in our precious world. However, I echo others comments when they say writing is one of the very best medicines. It affords us levels of expression that other areas of life do not ...plus it gives the mind focus and reason.
Write on, my friend.
Angels Recalled (Poetry) - 1/12/2013 11:42:52 PM
Well said and heart felt. One wonders why such things happen and sadley there seems to be nothing we can do to stop it , except pray. Your poem is a beautiful tribute to them.....M
The Senryu Diaries (January 2013) (Poetry) - 1/12/2013 11:38:56 PM
I feel the depth of your sadness and my heart aches for you!....M
The Senryu Diaries (January 2013) (Poetry) - 1/12/2013 8:04:55 PM
Aahhhh...I can feel the pain....but don't lose heart, love always returns sooner rather than later. Take care and my best, neerja
The Senryu Diaries (January 2013) (Poetry) - 1/12/2013 7:39:46 PM
I am not sure if these are four individual senryus just shared together in this one item or if this is one complete poem made up of four stanzas that are written in senryu form but this feels like one complete poem to me. Very well expressed and emotional and written from the heart and with lots of feeling. You certainly don't hold back and express what you feel deep inside you without reservation. Bravo to you! I do hope you finally see the light and are back to your cheery, upbeat self... Thank you for sharing yourself, your words, your heart and soul.
The Senryu Diaries (January 2013) (Poetry) - 1/12/2013 6:14:40 PM
Dear Regis, C'est une romance avec de l'amour du coeur. It is a beautiful poem expressing deep love. Bravo mon cher.
The Senryu Diaries (January 2013) (Poetry) - 1/12/2013 4:32:06 PM
This is good, writing out those feelings is the best medicine, Reg...e
The Senryu Diaries (January 2013) (Poetry) - 1/12/2013 3:10:25 PM
I feel the pain that hits the core of your being.
The Senryu Diaries (January 2013) (Poetry) - 1/12/2013 12:42:30 PM
Like John I watched my late husband wither away...
When you are in the pain, you feel that there is no
light... you are in the depths of despair... and say
within yourself am I not deserving of love and happiness...
You are in the midst of this now, and John is correct...
writing is the best way to cope with what you are going
Write away dear Regis and know it will come to you once
again... the light will go from dimness to bright light...
Love and Light
Sending you lots through Reiki...
The Senryu Diaries (January 2013) (Poetry) - 1/12/2013 12:07:19 PM
My only experience with a huge heartbreak was when my first wife died from breast cancer. During a period of 3 years I watched as she became weaker until one day she was no more. The thought that she had left planet earth tore me to pieces. It took me 20 years before I could write about the loss. If I could do it over again I would have started writing sooner because that was the BEST therapy I could ask for. The other blessing was my ministry and church buddies who would not leave me when I was down and out. With prayer I was able to recover and come back stronger than ever before. My wife Liz has been such a blessing and I am eternally grateful to God for pulling me out of the mire of sadness and sorrow.
May the love of the Lord be with you my dear friend. You are a good man and you deserve a great woman! Amen!
John Michael Domino
The Senryu Diaries (January 2013) (Poetry) - 1/12/2013 11:55:58 AM
its light will not reach my soul
until love returns
elequently expressed pain
The Senryu Diaries (January 2013) (Poetry) - 1/12/2013 11:37:51 AM
Heartache is palpable in every one of these, Reg. It is much better to live your life alone than to live your life with someone who will make you feel as though you are alone. And so it is with love and the ones who decide not to remain. One day, someone will come into your life who will make you grateful that all the other relationships didn't work out.
Angels Recalled (Poetry) - 1/12/2013 11:27:18 AM
Well done. It does help to write.
Limericks XXXII (Poetry) - 1/12/2013 11:24:37 AM
Limericks very clever,
Something I could do never.
If I were to try
I probably would die,
But who wants to live forever.
I had a 65&1/2 Mustang fastback in college. It left me sitting one time too many and I sold it for 100 bucks........Sure wish I'd kept it, but who knew?
The Senryu Diaries (January 2013) (Poetry) - 1/12/2013 11:06:41 AM
The structure of this piece is done so very well. Your heartbrake unfortunately comes in loud and clear. I have been in this situation several times in the past. I know what you are experiecing my friend. I am truly sorry........GOD BLESS YOU MY FRIEND.
The Senryu Diaries (January 2013) (Poetry) - 1/12/2013 10:51:42 AM
REGIS...YOU ARE THE EXCEPTIONAL POET THAT YOU ARE BECAUSE OF ALL YOUR EXPERIENCES. YOU CAN RELATE TO SORROW. THEREFORE, THOUGH YOUR THEMES ARE SOMETIMES PAINFUL, THEY ARE GILDED WITH SUCH FINE AND TEMPERED GOLD. THANKS FOR SHARING 'YOU'. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
The Senryu Diaries (January 2013) (Poetry) - 1/12/2013 10:44:07 AM
Here's hoping your true love returns.
The Senryu Diaries (January 2013) (Poetry) - 1/12/2013 10:33:04 AM
I hear you loud and clear, Regis. When our heartbreaks there is nothing to console or repair. One thing might help, Regis, change your photo to one where you don't have that happy smile plastered all over your face. Somehow it sorta breaks the senryu's spell.
The Senryu Diaries (January 2013) (Poetry) - 1/12/2013 10:32:21 AM
The loss of a loved one regardless of how that loss comes about is as painful as you have expressed in this poem. When you allow for the light to touch your soul again the skeletal tree's will blossom. Meanwhile be true to your feelings, experience it, and let it go for the new experiences that are arriving now.
Angels Recalled (Poetry) - 1/11/2013 7:15:51 PM
They were angels indeed and your poem is beautiful.
Hugs from Kay
Dance of the Autumn Leaves (Poetry) - 1/11/2013 5:43:31 PM
This is so awesome! I appreciate this lovely poem. As writer's we see things differently than others.
Love and Dreams,
Angels Recalled (Poetry) - 1/11/2013 5:34:33 PM
What a beautiful write to those 20 Angels that left so soon. We cannot understand the cruelty in this world that has spread like wild fire but we can take comfort in the thought that we DO believe in....ANGELS.
Love and Dreams,
Martini Memories (Poetry) - 1/10/2013 10:43:01 AM
Beautifully written, Regis...always remember 'this too shall pass' and meanwhile, savour the memories...your emotons make you ever better as an artist...(and you do know that)
Angels Recalled (Poetry) - 1/8/2013 6:22:10 AM
Years ago Regis I had an angel visit me, Raphael healing angel in a dream, he never talked just looked at me under a light post, then fell forward into a street of glass and it shattered into many pieces. I was not well at the time and remembered seeing and hearing the work "convey", after the word came the angel, and I knew I was healed after I saw him and the glass shattered.
I like the story In the Bible Mark 9:14-32 about Believing...The reason we do not have our prayers answered sometimes, is because of our unbelief...I do believe, help me overcome my unbelief!!
Yes my friend, there are angels God sends to administer to us, sometimes we choose not to see them.
Enjoyed the read!
Bittersweet (Poetry) - 1/7/2013 4:02:52 PM
Reading this poem with a pause after each line does not create for a smooth flow and makes for a disruptive read because of it. Rearranging the lines may help fix this issue. Hope you understand what I am trying to say here. Perhaps that is just me though...
The content is great and moving and one readers will relate to. I know I do! Thank you for sharing.
Before You (Poetry) - 1/7/2013 3:59:05 PM
This poem is powerful, and highly emotional, and moving. It is effective in many ways. Readers will in some way connect to the content and draw something from it as well. Thank you for sharing. This to me is one of your best works.
Bat Thoughts (Poetry) - 1/7/2013 3:56:57 PM
Since this poem has no punctuation I am assuming it should be read pausing at the end of each line. If I do that then the flow isn't smooth for me due to the formatting of the lines. I am tempted to structure the lines as such...
After our foray
into forbidden territory
the harsh light of dawn
has awakened my thoughts
and like bats
after a nocturnal frenzy of feeding
back to their dark abode
and with them
my short-lived false sense
of self-assurance and well-being
and I worry that I
might not be able to wait
for another night of forgetfulness
to bring them back
Doing that and reading the poem with a pause at the end of each line makes it flow better in my opinion.
Unless it is not meant to be read pausing at the end of each line. But then without punctuation how does one know where to pause if not at the end of each line.
Ballet Lesson (Poetry) - 1/7/2013 3:51:02 PM
Wonderful poem filled with that much needed emotion. Thank you for sharing.
I am curious as to the line formatting/layout of this poem. By that I mean why you chose to, for example, have the word BEYOND by itself rather than together with the second line? And there are a few of those lines with similar formatting...
I am tempted to reformat the first stanza like this:
Beyond the crystal planets
of raindrops gathering on my windshield
I see across the valley
where dark evergreens mourn
with bowing boughs
the premature aging of new dwellings
in the hillside development
greying in the gathering dusk
of early fall
That is just my opinion...Take it as you wish...
Bad Sunday (Poetry) - 1/7/2013 3:44:18 PM
I see this is one of your older pieces. This is a story-like poem, which makes for an interesting read. I sense a disconnect between the author and the poem here however. Maybe that's because this is not about you. I still enjoyed it though.
Angels Recalled (Poetry) - 1/7/2013 3:39:42 PM
They have taught us, yet it does make me sad when I see so many endorsing the gun law in the states. Drinking and driving does not mix. Guns and drugs are another lethal; yet legal threat.
A country where fear rules, must be a sign where much needs changing?
Angels Recalled (Poetry) - 1/7/2013 1:24:30 PM
Young lives taken barely before they began. We can only hope and pray that their lives will not be in vain, that action will be taken - what, I don't know - to try and keep our children safe from both physical and metaphysical monsters.
True Story... (Poetry) - 1/6/2013 2:36:52 PM
When I read this lovely poem, I simply miss two things: flowers and love. For some mysterious reason, the two are linked!
Angels Recalled (Poetry) - 1/5/2013 12:12:32 PM
Wonderful poem Regis. Thanks for sharing.
Angels Recalled (Poetry) - 1/4/2013 11:03:21 PM
Great piece of writing!! Heart touching and wonderfully penned!
Angels Recalled (Poetry) - 1/2/2013 11:08:25 AM
yesterday morning I woke weeping (again)
I know it didn't happen to me through my child
but I am so sick inside over it & you have given
us a powerful piece of your heart here Regis
...it is how we treat each other. It's hard to
comprehend living monsters & to think he was perhaps
feeling vengeful over his jealousy. He is also a victim.
I seen his "little boy" images & he is beautiful. I am so
sorry for everyone.
Sorrows Well Deepens
Love You & God Bless You Regis XX
Angels Recalled (Poetry) - 1/1/2013 1:14:03 PM
Evil existed for that day. But, if you look at the outpouring of love that followed. Good exists as well. Someday maybe we'll figure out how to make the evil and it's ugliness go away.
Martini Memories (Poetry) - 1/1/2013 1:00:28 PM
it seems there's a point when you go to everybody's weddings and baby showers and now all those people are either divorced or he/she works alot and never home, or they say I'd leave if "we" could afford it. Who knows, maybe she was a gulper not a sipper. No explanation for you but lot's of empathy. You deserve a fine wine. Here's too 2013!!!
Angels Recalled (Poetry) - 1/1/2013 6:07:56 AM
a beautiful and sentimental piece Regis
thanks for sharing
Peace be with you
Happy New Year
Angels Recalled (Poetry) - 12/31/2012 1:17:18 AM
I often ask that question..indeed :(
great penmanship dear Regis..
Angels Recalled (Poetry) - 12/30/2012 5:10:14 PM
Yes, as you say we do live in a terribly troubled world.
I think we must come together in faith and try to keep our hope alive all the time.
Angels Recalled (Poetry) - 12/30/2012 10:08:33 AM
We can only trust and pray they are in a better place, Regis; one where such evil can never be visited upon them again. Why would they stay, indeed. It's hard to grapple with the death of children at the "best" of times, but when it's en masse in a wilful act of terror and violence, it's incomprehensible. It is THEN that we begin to see what the antithesis of a God of Love really is, and what is unleashed upon the world at large in our largely God-less age. Funny how people are generally comfortable to talk about God but are less easy at naming the Devil - but how can you have one without the other? I digress. This sorrow lives on; bless you for confronting it. xx
Martini Memories (Poetry) - 12/29/2012 11:39:56 AM
Sometimes, we love hard, so hard that love breaks our hearts. And it is an old cliche that time heals all wounds, but love is never too far away.
Angels Recalled (Poetry) - 12/29/2012 11:01:39 AM
Will we ever learn from our mistakes to make a perfect world, or is this world just far from perfect?
This tragedy breaks my heart still, but you have to hold onto hope. You can't give up.
Angels Recalled (Poetry) - 12/28/2012 6:45:32 AM
Why indeed....beautifully penned, Regis....
Angels Recalled (Poetry) - 12/27/2012 8:40:55 AM
This made me cry ..truly said
Abyss (Poetry) - 12/26/2012 11:32:01 PM
To be so restless without someone that your soul may become a shooting star is love at it's best!
Angels Recalled (Poetry) - 12/26/2012 10:03:45 PM
Bless those twenty precious angels. They are by the Lord's side. Tears...
Lady Mary Ann
Angels Recalled (Poetry) - 12/26/2012 8:13:22 PM
Regis, you have expressed all the sentiments I've bottled up and could not even write about. It seems increased evil walks this earth and it is just so uncomprehending that innocent angels have to suffer from man's inhumanity to man.
Thank you for saying what I haven't been able to.
Dance of the Autumn Leaves (Poetry) - 12/25/2012 7:38:20 PM
HOW BLESSED YOU ARE TO BE A POET! IN TUNE IN A SPECIAL WAY WITH NATURE. AND SO, THE LEAVES AND THE FAIRIES...THEY BEFRIEND YOU AND THEY DANCE WITH THE WIND FOR YOU. THEY DO ALL THIS JUST TO REMIND YOU...THAT YOU ARE NEVER ALONE. LOVE THIS! THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Martini Memories (Poetry) - 12/25/2012 7:23:20 PM
WHAT CAN I SAY, REGIS, BUT...LIFE HAPPENS. THANK GOD FOR THE STRENGTH TO GET THROUGH IT, FOR THE LESSONS LEARNED AND FOR THOSE SPECIAL MOMENTS THAT YOU'LL NEVER FORGET. BELIEVE IT OR NOT, IT ALL GOES INTO 'THE MAKINGS OF...YOU'. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Angels Recalled (Poetry) - 12/25/2012 7:15:59 PM
I AGREE, REGIS...THEIR CREATOR TOOK HIS BABIES BACK. WE DON'T KNOW WHY...WE JUST KNOW HE DID. THERE ARE THINGS WE WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND WHILE WE ARE ON THIS SIDE OF GLORY, BUT WE KNOW, BY FAITH, GOD DID ALLOW WHAT HE FELT WAS BEST FOR THEM. THANKS FOR SHARING THIS TENDER AND SOOTHING WORK. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH.
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Angels Recalled (Poetry) - 12/24/2012 8:49:30 PM
Touching poem, Regis....As human beings it is our lot to always ask "why" and frequently our questioning is met with deafening silence.
Angels Recalled (Poetry) - 12/24/2012 2:01:59 PM
eloquent and inspirational... Regis... to ask is to task with an awe-inspiring responsibility... to know is to owe a debt that is never fully paid... our society needs us... now more than ever... it needs poems like this one... it needs stormy weather to teach us to weather the storms... thank you fr your disarming words... let's hope the world is ready for disarming.
Angels Recalled (Poetry) - 12/24/2012 1:20:05 PM
Gripping Poetry *Regis*
from such a beautiful heart!
Angels Recalled (Poetry) - 12/24/2012 6:22:29 AM
Truly a deep meaningful write and such a precious photo Laura
Angels Recalled (Poetry) - 12/24/2012 4:46:16 AM
No matter how we feel or see the world
when we are at our lowest that's when
they are the closest... It is our own
sadness that prevents us from feeling
them near Regis...
The Angels were there right in front
of them and having them look up into
their eyes right before the tragedy...
Do not underestimate the power of the
Almighty and His angels to cradle them
quickly before they were carried off
to the other side (heaven)...
It is our responsibility as an individual
to hush and listen.... to our guardians
who never leave us... they are always
there... Things happen beyond our own
comprehension and we wonder why, I won't
go into it here but know these beautiful
little souls are in the hands of love...
Love and Light
Angels Recalled (Poetry) - 12/24/2012 3:59:42 AM
There are ways to change the world
Lincoln changed the world by taking a stand
Fighting slavery was not popular then
Still he made an impact that stood the test of time
All over this land
The insane person simply pulled a trigger, he was a nut just like Lincoln's killer, Mr. Booth
Both these men had little respect for authority
They just kill another in anger
They did it with no concern for justice, God's laws or for youth
The thing we must stand for is love of God, country and each other.
Especially the message at Christmas, We should love the birth of Jesus as we comfort and love one another
Peace, love and Christmas blesings to you mu friend,
The angeles who died
Angels Recalled (Poetry) - 12/24/2012 1:22:59 AM
Don't think the insanity
that is inflicted upon
this planet can ever be
stopped before it draws
a breath of air, or it's
body's heart beat
Tears that fall in the
absence of a life not
yet given the chance to
give what it came to
provide, is our real
Stop the insanity of
those that want only
to dominate what is
not theirs, or dictate
of their neglects of
Stop crying, for they
are without your time
of punishments as they
have been relieved of
all of that now
Regis, The world is mad!!
Angels Recalled (Poetry) - 12/23/2012 4:32:10 PM
Yes Regies, Jansen has a point, millions in the world die every day, all little angels, if not from starvation, sickness,or neglect we make sure we do it with bombs, all little angels indeed, are we getting angry enough, marching in the street, or is a tear or two enough, if that, the media sure is making a mint on tears, aren't they. Not to take away from the terrible grief of the parents, a much slower more insidious death will be visiting all parents, when as were are doing poisoning slowly all there is, didn't it say the living shall envy the dead, I read it somewhere, anyone loving them enough so this won't happen, tears will do for grief of the moment, but as Jansen said, are we getting mad enough to do something, and I don't just mean guns, that is a merciful fast death, the children all over the world what awaits them? Bless ya, and Merry Christmas.
Angels Recalled (Poetry) - 12/23/2012 1:36:06 PM
Maybe God should take all the children all at once. Maybe then man will learn. My Mother used to say, "Only the good die young." I think she was right. And I have to agree with you, the world has gone mad.
Angels Recalled (Poetry) - 12/23/2012 1:10:42 PM
Yes, it is a world going mad. I must share this poem.
Angels Recalled (Poetry) - 12/23/2012 12:56:03 PM
A beautiful tribute to the twenty angels now living in a safer place. And Regis, the comprehension of this tragedy is not known to anyone... most tragedies seldom are. Be blessed, my friend. You possess a beautiful, loving spirit and you are a blessing to us here on AD.
Joy L. Hale
Angels Recalled (Poetry) - 12/23/2012 11:42:52 AM
Read it, but i've no comment, i think the others have said it all.
Angels Recalled (Poetry) - 12/23/2012 11:04:20 AM
Truer words have never been spoken, Reg...e