Recent Reviews for Shirley Beauty Houston
I long for U (Poetry) - 3/26/2013 8:09:12 AM|
Lovely images and verses that awaken the senses and the emotions; thank you for sharing this gift, Shirley. Love and best wishes,
Beauty (Poetry) - 3/26/2013 8:07:29 AM
Very uplifting and encouraging; an appreciation of self and so beautifully and respectfully stated. Thank you for sharing, Shirley. Love and peace to you,
Surrendered (Poetry) - 3/26/2013 8:06:17 AM
Thank you for sharing this engaging romantic offering, Shirley. Love and best wishes to you,
Surrendered (Poetry) - 2/25/2013 9:01:55 AM
Such beautiful poetic words are being missed by so many friends on the den. I feel special to have the honor to make the first comment on your "Musing" poem. On a positive note it's absolutely breathtaking! On a negative not the title, "Musing" does not give this spectacular poem any credit. I have a special message for you Shirley I will write seperately.
Peace, love and blessings,
divine libations (Poetry) - 1/24/2013 10:33:23 AM
Wish I could find a drink that would give me that kind of feeling.
divine libations (Poetry) - 1/24/2013 8:48:49 AM
We are the best and God made us.
Languishing (Poetry) - 1/16/2013 12:33:20 PM
I agree with Lonnie...invites reading without stopping. This was a cascading ascent of a poem. I especially liked: "from a fiery hearth of monotony" and the 'unabated' "by the superficiality of appearances kept/" -- what an adroit way to describe what society does on a one-to-one and a one-to-group, and a group-to-group. Excellent, Shirley ~~ Diana
Languishing (Poetry) - 1/4/2013 4:49:56 PM
Shirley....Thank you for sharing......Yes, Life indeed is in need of rest or sleep; and we grow weary.
God Bless You,
Languishing (Poetry) - 1/3/2013 11:00:53 PM
A heartfelt and enchantingly lovely write. Bravo!
Languishing (Poetry) - 1/3/2013 3:50:32 PM
another your very wonderful writes
Languishing (Poetry) - 1/3/2013 1:59:27 PM
This is tremendous. It achieves a nice balance of imagery and use of words that allows the reader to continue along in the reading. Your use of words is achieving that balance between allowing the reader to continue to be immersed in the writing without stopping to think about what specific words mean. Good balance. Your writing continues to get better and better in my view.
Good job, great thoughts and feelings displayed here.
You Are The Sun (Poetry) - 12/28/2012 5:59:13 AM
nice! sooo nice
You Are The Sun (Poetry) - 12/26/2012 10:13:22 AM
this was a lovely piece to read--thank you
You Are The Sun (Poetry) - 12/26/2012 4:55:08 AM
I read this poem almost as if I was listening to a song: with a sense of music inside and a rhythm in mind. Lovely ideas, connections, imagery. I like the way you compare uncertainty to an "aphotic mist" that evanishes under the Sun.
You Are The Sun (Poetry) - 12/25/2012 6:03:19 PM
This sounds like a love meant to be
Musical Fantasies (Poetry) - 10/14/2012 10:50:18 AM
Beautifully composed a pleasure to read
love & Peace be with you
Enough (Poetry) - 10/11/2012 6:14:02 PM
I am pleased that I am now a reader and not a submitter. That I have found a poet who's works I can enjoy. Though "Enough" is an age old tale of love forlorn it is still new in this rendering.- Robert
Act 1, Scene 2 (Poetry) - 10/11/2012 5:48:59 PM
The birth of a brighter day, set to the music of bird song. No doubt conducted by countless baton's of "The Willow".
9-1-1 (Poetry) - 10/11/2012 5:40:40 PM
Never seen a poem set up like this one Shirley, but by golly I enjoyed it. I think that you just surrendered yourself to his charmes if the truth be known. Oh! the pictures you include send this old codgers 82 year old heart pumping faster than it should.
Musical Fantasies (Poetry) - 10/10/2012 1:22:06 PM
A unique poem of compelling emotions orchestrated in
"Musical Fantasies." Accolades to you.
Lady Mary Ann
The Willow (Poetry) - 10/6/2012 1:34:13 PM
A write set out in abstract form. Cleverly done so as not to be pondered over at length to be able to interpret its meaning. A cleverly painted picture in words.
Truth (Poetry) - 10/6/2012 1:23:53 PM
The use of nature to portray ones own emotions, is a very clever and refreshing way of putting words into a delightful and satifying write. This work is very skilfully done and I congratulate you for it flows beautifully.
Enough (Poetry) - 10/5/2012 6:21:56 PM
Love hurts sometime until we're force to turn page from the embitterness and move on. Very emotionally descriptive and I loved it! Thanks for the share Shirley! Blessings to you!
Rejoicing (Poetry) - 10/5/2012 6:03:16 PM
Very beautifully expressed Shirley! I love it! Thanks for sharing! Blessings to you! :)
Musical Fantasies (Poetry) - 10/5/2012 10:18:59 AM
An ocean of emotion so beautifully rendered in this poem.
Musical Fantasies (Poetry) - 10/5/2012 8:11:43 AM
Nicely written, Shirley. You have given us a view of what lies on the other side of that "wallof mistrust," and it looks oh so enchanting!
Musical Fantasies (Poetry) - 10/4/2012 1:20:18 PM
excellent Shirley yes Deborah is right
Musical Fantasies (Poetry) - 10/4/2012 12:11:49 PM
WoW Oh WoW, Shirley...you have topped yourself.
This is one of your best!
Enough (Poetry) - 10/2/2012 4:16:07 PM
powerful in tis beauty-i love this write!
The Willow (Poetry) - 10/1/2012 7:13:46 AM
Your introductory line alone is remarkably profound. The artwork is also profound. I understand this poem. Stunning. ~~ Diana
Enough (Poetry) - 10/1/2012 5:31:35 AM
In this gleaming gem of a poem, the brightest glint of them all for me is: "....transparency/is a requisite to love/" Stunning illumination Shirley. Thank you. ~~ Diana
Truth (Poetry) - 9/28/2012 5:52:32 AM
Shirley, with a new day your mind is clearer.
Truth (Poetry) - 9/28/2012 5:42:00 AM
A very neat poem, with only few words, even so contains deep thoughts!
Nice work, Shirley!
Truth (Poetry) - 9/28/2012 1:35:48 AM
Very well written, Shirley
Truth (Poetry) - 9/27/2012 3:37:13 PM
Bravo! A poem that appeals to all the senses!
Peace, love. and blessings.
John M D
Truth (Poetry) - 9/27/2012 3:04:23 PM
Bravo! Wonderful flowing images and emotions.
Truth (Poetry) - 9/27/2012 2:58:51 PM
I loved the visuals you painted hear for the reader to perceive
Truth (Poetry) - 9/27/2012 1:03:11 PM
I love the way you reached this revelation.
Truth (Poetry) - 9/27/2012 1:00:09 PM
You are becoming more and more skilled in adding together visuals, poetic sense and music to your writing. This one has all three.
Truth (Poetry) - 9/27/2012 9:10:53 AM
Brava is the word for this gem, Shirley. Truth. A commodity found lacking so much these day, but clearly within the framework of this refreshing poem it has been found and admired for what it is.
The Willow (Poetry) - 9/23/2012 9:29:10 AM
Pure artistry, so beautiful that it overpowers meaning. My feeble brain cannot see the connect with the opening statement. Perhaps there is some hidden message there that I cannot understand.
The Willow (Poetry) - 9/21/2012 9:36:15 AM
Enjoyable, Your style is your style!
The Willow (Poetry) - 9/21/2012 4:23:38 AM
Although I like your poem and its message, Shirley, I think it would be more effective if you were to go ahead and release the breaks into simple lines.
Dream (Poetry) - 9/16/2012 1:56:22 PM
dreams...can be a blessing or a curse...depending on what the dreamer seeks. thanks for share
Enough (Poetry) - 9/16/2012 1:46:41 PM
sadly...this is so true. thanks....asa
Enough (Poetry) - 9/16/2012 12:02:53 PM
The essence of realization. Well put.
Enough (Poetry) - 9/14/2012 3:45:52 PM
A stunning write but it would be interesting to hear the subjects response, for as we all know, there are two sides to every story and two hearts break when love goes bad. Thanks for sharing Shirley.
Enough (Poetry) - 9/13/2012 2:37:18 PM
Excellent meter; simple, powerful images and feelings conveyed. Compelling flow and rhythm. I like this accomplished piece very much.
Enough (Poetry) - 9/13/2012 2:23:29 PM
Yours is priceless poetry...
In the love of Christ,
Enough (Poetry) - 9/13/2012 1:35:49 PM
Pierces the heart, but oh, written so beautifully~
Enough (Poetry) - 9/13/2012 4:58:53 AM
Sad but true and there are many who can't commit
either out of fear of intimacy or true love-as
always I enjoy your poetry!
Enough (Poetry) - 9/13/2012 4:29:27 AM
how sad that this is all to often the case
Enough (Poetry) - 9/13/2012 4:02:53 AM
You have described me as I was many years ago, Shirley. An immature, selfish person who had no sense of the harm I was doing to lovers. I found myself finally, but not before many doors were closed in my face. You have written this poem with the amazing clarity I see in all of your work.
Forgotten Fragrance (Poetry) - 9/8/2012 1:00:33 PM
Powerfully sad, and you engage the senses!
Forgotten Fragrance (Poetry) - 9/8/2012 10:49:15 AM
great imagery in a work that supports its theme solidly. thanks for the share
Forgotten Fragrance (Poetry) - 9/7/2012 2:05:51 PM
The line getting my attention most is: "catching only distorted glimpses of her pain/" and the rapidness of passing cars that leave such an achingly laid-out scene is quite a visual, Shirley. ~~ Diana
Forgotten Fragrance (Poetry) - 9/6/2012 10:29:11 AM
Thought provoking and positively unique poetry, just like the writer.
Peace, love and blessings,
Forgotten Fragrance (Poetry) - 9/6/2012 9:23:35 AM
Begs of a real-life story, forgotten by the side of the road.
Forgotten Fragrance (Poetry) - 9/6/2012 9:04:36 AM
Beautiful, sad, and real. Love the way you put it.
Forgotten Fragrance (Poetry) - 9/6/2012 7:21:18 AM
Many words to describe your poetry...piercing heart,a body finding itself divided and pieces of her life scattered...Shirley, I Love your Poetry!
Forgotten Fragrance (Poetry) - 9/6/2012 5:38:01 AM
Forgotten Fragrance (Poetry) - 9/6/2012 4:16:25 AM
Artistically profound, Shirley. To me the crushed petals, and those trampled underfoot, and ignored by the passing cars are symbolic of a human heart who life has not been kind. You are so good. I so wish I had your flare.
Caress (Poetry) - 9/4/2012 3:04:02 PM
Lovely conveyance of the powerful effect of words originating from a certain person. I like that you retain your line form ends. They are signature. Thanks for posting this for us to experience. ~~ Diana
Caress (Poetry) - 9/2/2012 6:20:35 AM
An emotional beauty~
Caress (Poetry) - 8/30/2012 4:53:27 PM
Lambent crystals soothing and oh, ever so the pleasures.
Lady Mary Ann
Caress (Poetry) - 8/30/2012 11:14:05 AM
You have a sensual way with words right at your fingertips. Still enjoying long after the fingertips are gone.
Caress (Poetry) - 8/30/2012 7:35:51 AM
smooth as silk shirley...words that breathe
Caress (Poetry) - 8/30/2012 6:09:56 AM
First a WOW entered my mind and then Incredible
came by, followed by Alluring...Enjoyed, Shirley
Caress (Poetry) - 8/30/2012 5:03:30 AM
Ah, Shirley, when I see your name in my mail box I smile, because I know I am in for a treat, and today is a special treat, indeed. Written letters are almost a thing of the past. I wrote a few love letters last year to a dear one. They weren't written with quill on parchment paper, but with a No. 2 lead pencil on lined paper, but as I was writing the letters I fell like I was doing something special, and she responded with the same enthusiasm. This poem brings back my feelings as I writer those letters last year. Ah, we're back to emailing again, but the letters stay in the back of my mind.
Dream (Poetry) - 8/24/2012 8:57:44 AM
"then purge me, and we'll be made whole"
Yes indeed, Shirley. Once again a masterpiece. Yours is no ordinary Muse which guides your hands to write such tremendous poetry. Oh no, she is a magnificent Goddess Muse.
Loved, loved that photo. Yesssss!
Vision (Poetry) - 8/19/2012 10:12:52 PM
A beautiful painting this is, Shirley...it rings of promise and imagination running at its peak through hurdles of days past. Excellent work.
To Shangri-la (Poetry) - 8/19/2012 9:16:36 AM
an absolute work. thanks,
To Shangri-la (Poetry) - 8/18/2012 7:55:08 PM
Rejoicing (Poetry) - 8/18/2012 12:42:01 PM
A celebration of estatic love and happiness !
Where's my fan !!!
Lady Mary Ann
Rejoicing (Poetry) - 8/16/2012 3:51:15 AM
I think someone is happy someone is back :)
Beautifully written expression of how elated and in love you are with your special one!
Love and Light
Rejoicing (Poetry) - 8/16/2012 3:24:18 AM
Whoa! Nice work. Got it all in there and with your mastery of the English language gave the reader knowledge of where you were going and what you were referring to when you got there. Great work. As always. As always.
To Shangri-la (Poetry) - 8/10/2012 2:50:03 PM
this is what love and passion are, a replenishing that makes us more than we could ever be without it. as beautifu as the lady who penned it.
I long for U (Poetry) - 8/10/2012 2:48:56 PM
a wonderful and romantic poem
To Shangri-la (Poetry) - 8/10/2012 9:17:21 AM
Variety of emotions here and I hope he comes Soon!
To Shangri-la (Poetry) - 8/10/2012 7:11:10 AM
Obviously your soul mate whom you never wish to part from for even a moment in time.
Love and Light
To Shangri-la (Poetry) - 8/9/2012 2:35:10 PM
I don't go for love poetry, but this caught and held my eye. The work has an almost irresistible flow, and induces the feeling of skimming over the depths of a fast moving river, gazing briefly at the shadows that pass below. It has the feel of spontaneity. In brief, I like the style.
To Shangri-la (Poetry) - 8/9/2012 1:12:55 PM
Loved it Shirley! Wow! Songs of Solomon could not have described a beloved romance much better!
Peace, Love and Blessings,
To Shangri-la (Poetry) - 8/9/2012 11:18:51 AM
Shangri-La is such a high-and mystical place. To find a love like that would occur only in a lifetime, once.
To Shangri-la (Poetry) - 8/9/2012 7:42:12 AM
WoW! I can pretty much relate, Shirley. Your smooth and sometimes frantic pace is a delight each and every time I read one of your poems. Yes. You are good.
I long for U (Poetry) - 8/3/2012 5:40:45 PM
Yum! You have done this splendidly!
I long for U (Poetry) - 8/2/2012 7:56:58 AM
You captured the magic moment of waiting for your love in the evening so well that it's hard to believe you did it with so few words. Splendid.
I long for U (Poetry) - 8/2/2012 7:44:01 AM
magical. i wonder if he knows how lucky he is. thank you.
I long for U (Poetry) - 8/2/2012 7:36:27 AM
Primrose greets the evening stars..lovely evening
to ponder..beautifully penned romantic poem Shirley.
Lady Mary Ann
I long for U (Poetry) - 8/2/2012 5:49:30 AM
This is beautiful Shirley, it plays like a lovely song.
I can hear the tune in my mind...smell the essences in the air
and know how you long for this wonderful person.
Love and Light
I long for U (Poetry) - 8/2/2012 4:59:46 AM
That's quite beautiful!
I long for U (Poetry) - 8/2/2012 4:23:24 AM
So romantic great writing!!!
I long for U (Poetry) - 8/2/2012 4:02:40 AM
WoW! Magical poetry, Shirley.
I long for U (Poetry) - 8/2/2012 3:49:39 AM
This is a beautiful romantic poem Shirley.
Especially the last sentence is wonderful
Midnight Lullaby (Poetry) - 8/1/2012 5:07:24 PM
Shirley, Flowing poetry with romantic tones!
Breach (Poetry) - 7/31/2012 3:01:48 AM
An accurate poetic description of how love enters one's life in spite of all the defense mechanisms built over the years. An experience that many share... TY.
Midnight Lullaby (Poetry) - 7/30/2012 6:23:41 PM
Knowing (Poetry) - 7/28/2012 3:56:58 AM
A wonderful expression of spiritual love.
Beautiful poem Shirley
Midnight Lullaby (Poetry) - 7/27/2012 1:13:05 PM
Absolutely finespun, aromatic to the senses and gentle. Love it..
Thank you, Shirley
Midnight Lullaby (Poetry) - 7/27/2012 4:59:51 AM
A loving lullaby to someone held very special unto yourself in which you pour all this beauty upon Shirley. How blessed are they to have something so wonderfully given, so musically and artfully described. From the angel yourself.
Love and Light
Midnight Lullaby (Poetry) - 7/26/2012 5:33:50 PM
Yes, play it Shirley!
I can hear beautiful music through your poem.
Midnight Lullaby (Poetry) - 7/26/2012 5:07:03 PM
This poem is one of the best I've read of yours, as it is as smooth as that of which it speaks. A little movement of music. Beautiful and I love it! ~~ Diana
Midnight Lullaby (Poetry) - 7/26/2012 4:42:23 PM
lets taste the nuance of their hue..loved it
Midnight Lullaby (Poetry) - 7/26/2012 4:40:09 PM
Excellent poetry Laura
Midnight Lullaby (Poetry) - 7/26/2012 9:52:58 AM
Beautiful poem of a violinist lullaby to one you love.
Chartreuse elixiar sweet.
Lady Mary Ann
Midnight Lullaby (Poetry) - 7/26/2012 8:03:55 AM
Yes, oh yes, lullaby's, satin lace and velvet ties for wrists and ankles. Yes, oh yes.
At Water's Edge (Poetry) - 7/26/2012 4:44:35 AM
At Water's Edge (Poetry) - 7/20/2012 5:43:08 AM
Amazingly written poetry and the photo is truly beautiful Laura
At Water's Edge (Poetry) - 7/19/2012 1:37:11 PM
Oh what a beautiful vision Shirley, so beautifully penned as well. A look to self and life itself for one's self. And to be free to reflect on such beautiful and not so beautiful things is such a lovely piece of art. How at the end you have stilled all and consider your legacy...
Just beautiful, so well-written I am thoroughly impressed you are quite talented as a writer and a visionary!
Love and Light
At Water's Edge (Poetry) - 7/19/2012 9:12:01 AM
I received this poem as though I were enjoying a slice of ambrosia the color of the purpliscious photo you included. For me, the clearest tone in the gorgeous windchimes of this poetry is: "in truth I know that I am free/" and that note rings music when placed with the other beautiful tones in this piece of writing. ~~ Diana
At Water's Edge (Poetry) - 7/19/2012 5:51:58 AM
You took us on a soulful and depth-seeking journey as you raised questions which need answering. If the call is sacred as you say, then you have no more to say about it than you do the setting of the afternoon sun today. Your legacy will be proud and true, because it will be you, and will hold that sacred calling to a high water mark. Beautiful poetry, Shirley.
Still, I need you (Poetry) - 7/17/2012 12:57:44 PM
a beautiful dance & rhythm!!!
Ride Those Waves!!
Courageously, I Love U (Poetry) - 7/17/2012 12:55:54 PM
beautiful offering Shirley!
I love how your closing stanza opens!
"Suddenly I am/
to love U/
Love Opens Eyes Through The Heart & Soul
WordFest (Poetry) - 7/13/2012 10:48:22 AM
A poem extolling the wonders of poetry… Beautiful and beautifully expressed.
WordFest (Poetry) - 7/12/2012 4:16:36 PM
This is what poetry should be
WordFest (Poetry) - 7/12/2012 1:14:32 PM
So well written, and so much told...
Love and Light
WordFest (Poetry) - 7/12/2012 9:26:00 AM
Ah, ain't love grand- ah resplendent? Love the sentiments here.
WordFest (Poetry) - 7/12/2012 7:53:34 AM
Jesus is glorified in an artistic poetic way.
You got talent! I give it a 10!
WordFest (Poetry) - 7/12/2012 7:31:07 AM
Truly Excellent poetry so enchanting and beautiful Laura
WordFest (Poetry) - 7/12/2012 6:07:41 AM
With the cadence that this poem contains, there is a sweeping motion so smooth and divine that the words unfurled for me like a silk ribbon. Your expression of appreciating another's writings emerges the way nuances in fine wine make themselves known. Stunning poem, Shirley. ~~ DIana
WordFest (Poetry) - 7/12/2012 4:42:12 AM
a song of love and making love
and with your gentle push and shove
you rise above it all and grant
love's pure devotion in a chant
what makes this perfect, makes it true
within the rhythm you find you
Mosaic (Poetry) - 7/11/2012 9:44:40 AM
When you've been through hell and you've done all to stand, just stand there is hope for redemption, Shirley!
I must go up! (Poetry) - 7/8/2012 3:31:39 AM
this poem has undertones that remind me
of a person who has become trapped inside their self
sort of like afraid to leave the house...it's a sad
reality for some people too, life is meant to be lived
In All The Bounty
Released (Poetry) - 7/8/2012 3:28:12 AM
emotional cages are a silent prison
it would be awesome if the whole world
were set free...
Pondering (Poetry) - 7/6/2012 5:47:06 PM
It's like it's all going on inside of you akin to the activity of a volcano which will indeed let itself be heard and understood and that's that! I like this a lot!
Fluidity (Poetry) - 7/6/2012 12:47:13 PM
Softly spoken and truly creative ~
Fluidity (Poetry) - 7/6/2012 11:12:23 AM
A rich metaphor for coming out of ourselves and seeking deeper, if not more dangerous, territory. Lovely.
One Flame (Poetry) - 7/5/2012 11:17:05 PM
I see your upwardness at the end of each line! I like your style and of course your words!
We R (Poetry) - 7/5/2012 3:15:47 PM
your bio pic is beautiful!
and too so is this image
to showcase another beautiful
"laid bare in time"...ohhh this melts when spoken out loud!
Stay Blessed in Love's Poetic Perfume & Unions
Cascading Beams (Poetry) - 7/5/2012 3:11:03 PM
"Bathing on a moonlit crest"
the language of eyes are priceless
as is the smile that also says volumes!
Your Pearlescent Jewels are Glistering
Fluidity (Poetry) - 7/5/2012 3:07:13 PM
Glorious Bounty Through Gaia Mother & her jewels
you see them & you have penned them so eloquently!!
I see the river too
Let Your Emeralds & Diamonds Flow
Adorning You with more Precious Gaia Gemstones
Interlude (Poetry) - 7/5/2012 3:01:14 PM
ohhh sweet sensorial embrace!!
your poetry is very lovely
with visual beauty where I feel
that I am amidst love's garden!
Into Love's Bounty, Vickie
Fluidity (Poetry) - 7/5/2012 1:57:32 PM
Truly beautifully written poetry Laura
Fluidity (Poetry) - 7/5/2012 12:25:45 PM
Nature really can cosole us, if we just listen. Your poem is touching in so many ways! ty for this!
Fluidity (Poetry) - 7/5/2012 9:34:49 AM
Crystals shimmer on emerald leaves, tantalizing poetry.
Beautifully penned Shirley
Lady Mary Ann
Fluidity (Poetry) - 7/5/2012 8:39:06 AM
Shirley, Your words are your truths and carry us also into the deep!
Fluidity (Poetry) - 7/5/2012 6:32:32 AM
Ah, the inevitable "safe harbor" revealed as yet another fraudulent and"arid" (misspelled in your poem) trick to keep us captured. Your poem suggests the power of the 5 senses, the gift of sentient ability, and the call to "allow" freedom to rule our decisions. Purposeful and arresting.
Fluidity (Poetry) - 7/5/2012 4:59:30 AM
I'm immersed in the poem also, Shirley, especially finding that pot of gold at the end of the parched driveway. At least you won't have to travel far for riches untold. Sometimes breaking away from your safe harbors is the right thing to do.
Fluidity (Poetry) - 7/5/2012 3:24:45 AM
This is a beautiful writing, what you write is felt Shirley and I see it through my eyes. I feel all written here, it is cooling as it moves through me. I am "immersed" in this poem.
Love and Light
Warrior (Poetry) - 7/4/2012 6:21:25 PM
A very good poem, Shirley. Many talk the talk, as they say, afraid to walk the walk.
Still, I need you (Poetry) - 7/3/2012 6:52:20 PM
You express so much via your verses here, Shirley; such powerful, evocative words that awaken meaning and emotion. To me, your words are witness that you can easily "stand on your own." Still, it is wonderful to have someone "good and true" by one's side. Thank you for sharing. Love and best wishes,
Still, I need you (Poetry) - 7/1/2012 3:31:50 PM
For me this was a ride on an airstream of energy. I enjoyed your rhythm and rhyme; and your choice of words was whirling. ~~ Diana
Still, I need you (Poetry) - 6/29/2012 4:32:02 PM
Wonderful sentiments here and in the end an affirmation that everyone needs someone. Your writing is becoming more and more grounded without losing it ability to soar. Like that.
Still, I need you (Poetry) - 6/29/2012 3:26:14 PM
Powerful, love the ending..your breath is mine..breathe, beautiful~
Still, I need you (Poetry) - 6/29/2012 10:28:35 AM
...but to add to Budd's comment, if we find then lose our soulmate...what is the sense in breathing.
Cascading Beams (Poetry) - 6/29/2012 6:09:10 AM
Ahh yes, I see a soul that is filled with a vision, one who knows the beauty of soul to soul connection. Only mere simple words so eloquently put can describe it as you have.
Love and Light
Still, I need you (Poetry) - 6/28/2012 4:22:05 PM
Jerry has already quoted it correctly. We do need our soulmate above all else we do and will continue to seek them until melded together.
Still, I need you (Poetry) - 6/28/2012 8:14:10 AM
Accolades in prisms of light to you Shirley.
Lady Mary Ann
Still, I need you (Poetry) - 6/28/2012 4:26:10 AM
FANtastic write. You are good. Better than good. Quoting an old rock 'n roll title now, You are "Some Kind of Wonderful." Yes!
Interlude (Poetry) - 6/26/2012 7:16:45 AM
Beautfully penned in tender romantic verses.
Lady Mary Ann
Interlude (Poetry) - 6/24/2012 3:36:40 PM
You have penned a touching, gentle walk into the receptiveness of yourself and it is beautiful like a gentle breeze.
My bane (Poetry) - 6/21/2012 3:29:09 PM
this sounds like a change in the wind is needed to stop the rain. nicely said.
My bane (Poetry) - 6/21/2012 11:25:35 AM
OUCH, Some people live whilst sleeping. Such unrequited love is very painful.
My bane (Poetry) - 6/21/2012 9:46:13 AM
Time to wane? Anyone to blame? It's all the same. I sense this is a poem about moving on.
My bane (Poetry) - 6/21/2012 4:36:37 AM
I'm in the same situation, Shirley, and I wrote a poem about it called "Untouchable" and posted it a couple of days ago. I understand completely.
Without You (Poetry) - 6/19/2012 9:36:37 PM
most enjoyable read
Peace be with you
Without You (Poetry) - 6/19/2012 6:43:49 AM
Powerful love. Even more powerful commitment. Therein lies the beauty.
Without You (Poetry) - 6/18/2012 7:31:09 AM
i look at this two ways. one way is; asa wishes he was the recipient of this kind of love. the other way is; there should be only 'one' recipeint of this kind of love. thanks
Without You (Poetry) - 6/14/2012 12:17:47 PM
deep inner feelings, nicely written, more please.
Without You (Poetry) - 6/14/2012 10:23:11 AM
A good start for a song.
Without You (Poetry) - 6/14/2012 7:53:35 AM
This is powerful, Shirley, and I admire your poetic maneuvers of style here ~
Exhortation (Poetry) - 6/8/2012 7:51:20 AM
Goes far beyond my feeble senses, so it must be fantasy you are describing in this intriguing poem.
Exhortation (Poetry) - 6/7/2012 3:47:46 PM
Writing in soul-stirring colors...I like that very much! ~~ Diana
Exhortation (Poetry) - 6/7/2012 9:22:58 AM
I have been following your progress as a poet. Great. Keep it up. The writing in some cases has become more simple and more direct and I think more affecting to the reader. Great.
We R (Poetry) - 6/2/2012 10:47:22 AM
a Beautifully composed poeticpiece
Peace Be with you
Ebb (Poetry) - 6/2/2012 10:44:50 AM
keep writing this way and you will do great
Peace be with you
Midnight's Door (Poetry) - 6/1/2012 4:20:20 PM
Hi Shirley. This poem is wonderfully written about true love. The picture is perfect for Midnight's Door.
Can U? (Poetry) - 5/31/2012 8:25:14 PM
Absolutely beautifully composed
Love & Peace be with you
I must go up! (Poetry) - 5/31/2012 7:48:41 PM
I have read several of your poems time permiting and have found them to be in the most part uplifting. I read your review of my most recent poem and I thank you for your kind words which prompted me to follow up. I see where you are a misister, and if you have read any of my earlier works you will see that I'm in deed of prayer. Thank you for yur time and God's speed on your dream.
Midnight's Door (Poetry) - 5/29/2012 2:30:13 PM
Shirly, I love your work, this is sensational! You ask ALL the questions here, and make observations only one standing inside their soul, surrounded by the shattered illusions of love, could do.
Love extends far beyond the bounds of time, but it will be time, that takes us to its edges and releases our souls into the essence of life itself. Acceptance of change brings us the answers we need to move on, and to be able to understand the sphere of love as much as we can while on earth.
Midnight's Door (Poetry) - 5/29/2012 1:43:55 PM
Shirley, Can't say my loves were true, someday...Enjoyed very much.
Midnight's Door (Poetry) - 5/28/2012 9:46:23 AM
what is sad is when, at midnight's door...its discovered that it wasn't true love...at all. well done and thanks
Midnight's Door (Poetry) - 5/27/2012 9:32:26 PM
Love can unlock a door
in times of despair as
midnight chimes *Shirley*
lovely be your thoughts!!
Midnight's Door (Poetry) - 5/26/2012 1:20:24 PM
Too much going on for me to fathom a deeper meaning.
Ebb (Poetry) - 5/24/2012 10:26:10 AM
Exactly, how many of us remain suffocating in the stench, when there is fresh air so easily there to be breathed.
Oh boy, I so relate to this.
Ebb (Poetry) - 5/23/2012 8:22:33 AM
not only the poet, but every man has 'things' they need to deny for the betterment of 'self'. thanks for share.
Ebb (Poetry) - 5/19/2012 5:35:58 PM
i like these lines, Shirley,
in particular, the final one - that use
of 'fresh air' is telling and strong
Ebb (Poetry) - 5/19/2012 11:10:50 AM
My take? - The poet should seek the solution offering the best opportunity for future happiness for themselves and any dependents.
Please see MESSAGES for a personal comment. Dick
We R (Poetry) - 5/18/2012 6:02:06 AM
Well done, with deepest emotions expressed in the union of hearts and minds. The intro itself is lovely, and the picture is tactful rather than offensive, yet still illustrates and enhances the poem. I see the beauty of love and commitment in this one.
Beautiful Anguish (Poetry) - 5/13/2012 6:26:23 AM
this my dear is utterly beautiful!
Through Love's Bounty
Light & Love (Poetry) - 5/7/2012 11:15:28 AM
I love the immediacy and power of these few words to evoke emotion. Beautiful work.
Light & Love (Poetry) - 5/6/2012 1:46:07 PM
TRUE...REAL LOVE CANNOT BE DENIED! WELL DONE, SHIRLEY AND THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Light & Love (Poetry) - 5/5/2012 9:07:35 PM
The guarded heart, the unlived life, and the shiny happy people on the other side. Food for thought!
Light & Love (Poetry) - 5/5/2012 1:24:50 PM
Excellent Shirley/. This one shines!
Sentient (Poetry) - 5/2/2012 2:58:24 PM
It must be love, love, love.
Nothing more, nothing less
Love is the best.
Keep believing young lady.
Sentient (Poetry) - 4/27/2012 7:49:03 AM
I love the liquidity of your words in this Elysian tale.
Promise (Poetry) - 4/25/2012 5:27:54 PM
You help keep my Websters from looking new. Oblation and empyrean. Thanks. I like your line divisions and just the suggestion of "opportune moments/" is Spring-like. ~~ Diana
Promise (Poetry) - 4/24/2012 7:07:09 AM
An elaborate praise of the morning dew.
Promise (Poetry) - 4/22/2012 12:05:52 PM
"Crystal droplets like the morning dew." Proving that everything can display the glory of God, well done, Shirley!
Promise (Poetry) - 4/22/2012 8:08:16 AM
refreshingly beautiful words shirley...pmedlin
Sentinel.... (Poetry) - 4/14/2012 12:24:45 PM
She is your muse.
Sentinel.... (Poetry) - 4/13/2012 12:34:15 PM
Wow, in all of this eloquent, albeit unobsequious, vocabulary -- which when I read it, wraps around concepts like a purple feather boa -- you manage to maintain subject/verb agreement, even through all the delicious ribbon windings of your language around the lithe stems of everything tall and short. It is astonishing. ~~ Diana
Beautiful Anguish (Poetry) - 4/10/2012 12:19:39 PM
well done. thanks for sharing.
I Love You (Poetry) - 4/10/2012 7:40:10 AM
"uncontrived/&/completely transparent/" I love this. These three words spell 'unconditional love' in my eyes, which is rare an exchange beyond newborn and mother. ~~ Diana
One Flame (Poetry) - 4/8/2012 8:05:04 PM
There are vivid lines in this write in the midst of flames
One Flame (Poetry) - 4/8/2012 6:55:28 AM
inspired and well written ... (what's with the slashes? /)
One Flame (Poetry) - 4/7/2012 12:12:34 PM
Some hot, passionate licks here. But I, alas, can no longer hold the quilt in hand. Still, through the ether of binary digits, I color my world with pixelated vibrance that outshines even the sun and stars with my passion as deep and vivid as Van Gogh's.
One Flame (Poetry) - 4/6/2012 11:35:46 AM
great write and the use of at least two new words. Good Stuff Shirley
One Flame (Poetry) - 4/6/2012 7:22:58 AM
Yes, passionate writing blesses all who read it, and keeps our dictionaries from looking too new. I'll have to go online to find 'brisance,' maybe it's French, but oh how wonderful I find your writing! ~~ Diana
One Flame (Poetry) - 4/6/2012 4:17:45 AM
apt description of those times we 'hit a roll'....nice one shirley
Beautiful Anguish (Poetry) - 4/1/2012 3:45:57 PM
I think this has cadence of dance, a spareness and a frailty/fierceness kind of duality. ~~ Diana