Recent Reviews for dan Rosenhagen
Eternal Law : Philosophy of the soul (Book) - 6/4/2012 7:02:26 AM|
very very intresting.....thanks
Sand and Soul (Short Story) - 4/22/2012 8:35:05 PM
I read this slowly only once and will read it again and make some responsive comments, but I am guessing that your original main vision was the end -- those last six paragraphs -- and that maybe you built your story upwards from that start point. Just a guess because those six paragraphs are solid and honed to precision in conveying the end-place for Jonas. There isn't any blank spot left for me in this ending, where I am wondering how Jonas came around to where he found himself. That part of this story is loaded, and the effect is astonishingly visceral. More soon ~~ Diana
Upon a second look (Poetry) - 12/31/2012 7:15:48 PM
There is a spiritual experience in observing beauty, although it can also become the realization that it is just one of many games that nature plays. Underneath the orchid's petal, the butterfly's wing, the youthful smile, there is the common essence of all things, living or dead, old or young, pretty or repulsive. Maybe his heart was selective and its sensitivity could only be reached by her own sensitivity carried on the wings of beauty. Maybe.
Never looks back (Poetry) - 10/25/2012 8:45:32 AM
Highly classy stuff Dan. You're up there and way above my league.
I feel like a beginner now. Hang on a minute, I am. lol
Never looks back (Poetry) - 10/24/2012 2:55:01 PM
good one ...
Never looks back (Poetry) - 10/16/2012 7:29:00 AM
This is an encompassing writing, which I find contains sparkling treasures of thought. Very much value I find in this: "Simplicity is the picture painted by destiny," And the last four lines are superb. What a clause to keep in the front of our shirts: "The wind never looks back," I just love that. ~~ Diana
Never looks back (Poetry) - 10/14/2012 5:42:37 PM
the wind never looks back, puts a lot in perspective. Like this.
Never looks back (Poetry) - 10/13/2012 5:22:19 PM
Just beautiful Dan! You are a virtuoso at this ~
Never looks back (Poetry) - 10/13/2012 10:25:12 AM
It seems as though you are writing about Van Gogh. Perhaps not.
Never looks back (Poetry) - 10/13/2012 4:32:17 AM
I Love This Dan,and so much so that I am just going to quote you:
"The colors that you are,
crystal sapphires, jade, ebony,
turquoise, the white bright light of a star.
You must then know they were created from blue burning flame...."
Readdressing Misunderstood Dreams
Love Always & Awesome Chit Chats :)
Vickie...I Embrace The Wind
...yeah & Vice-Ahhhh-Versa :)
Never looks back (Poetry) - 10/12/2012 6:58:02 PM
The one dimension-ness of his aloneness given proper color and depth perception by the artist as if he was on the outside looking in at this man's life enough to let the viewer see his own and someone else's life in the picture is so cool!
Never looks back (Poetry) - 10/12/2012 1:53:05 PM
Likened to tributaries of a small
stream flowing into the bigger river
*dan* you have flowered the way with
the wind at one's back so beautifully
Upon a second look (Poetry) - 8/15/2012 5:48:18 PM
Deep inside of You *dan* lives
a wondering soul with a tender
heart to back it up...gathered
from this lovely piece of using
time for a "second look" made
Upon a second look (Poetry) - 8/15/2012 5:04:43 PM
lovely closing in this
Upon a second look (Poetry) - 8/15/2012 8:14:15 AM
It is strange how faces affect us. We read so much in an expression or detail on the face of another.
Upon a second look (Poetry) - 8/15/2012 7:53:08 AM
Beautifully worded and crafted...a truly delicate work af art...
Upon a second look (Poetry) - 8/15/2012 4:13:40 AM
a search of soul as much as a quest for passion
and physicality..you are very much in touch here,
Upon a second look (Poetry) - 8/14/2012 5:54:13 PM
Ah! This is touching! So deep a love!
Truth and reality (Poetry) - 8/1/2012 10:43:52 PM
Truth and reality (Poetry) - 8/1/2012 6:41:00 PM
Reading this is like watching a sunrise.
Truth and reality (Poetry) - 8/1/2012 5:55:53 AM
This paints a landscape of both rising and setting sun and puts the reader in the center of the two. The poem places a purpose for man of 'looking' at the power at each end of the sky. I like the last line "as he searches for their truths." because that is exactly what we spend our whole lives doing and I guess that is what it is all about. Nice short write containing Pandora's contents. ~~ Diana
Truth and reality (Poetry) - 8/1/2012 5:27:16 AM
We must define the difference between truth and reality. Sometimes it is difficult, as in psychic messages... Does it come from you or come to you :)
But the most important thing is recognizing love within ourselves for there we will find truth. The only understanding is to first understand ourselves, only then can we grow and learn to understand others.
Great thoughts dan
Love and Light
Joshua trees (Poetry) - 7/3/2012 6:25:42 AM
Intriguing connection, placing a path being walked, next to this particular plant. Even the "...spiraling halls of karma," can be seen in the spikes and upliftedness of this species. (I've seen the fields of them around Edwards AFB, California - Tehachapi, CA.) I'm especially appreciative of your phrase "As they tire along the way," as all yin gives way to yang and back and forth, creating the momentum and weight of change....upon us mortals. Fascinating read here, Dan. ~~ Diana
Fragile Destiny (Poetry) - 6/23/2012 8:07:07 PM
"changing life as they had known it to be......." This is exactly what happens! All of the new dreams never even imagined before!!! Beautfully expressed!
My friends (Poetry) - 5/19/2012 8:11:57 AM
How wonderful to view friendships that have long stood time and grown. Some little (acquaintances), some hidden sleeping (old friendships), a time to rekindle them. To walk that path again, passing each one and recalling... "tip my hat, and smile with a grin."
Wonderful metaphor Dan
Love and Light
Joshua trees (Poetry) - 5/17/2012 9:54:41 AM
thank God for having something to hope for in the midst of nothing to hope for. good inspirational work, thanks for sharing.
The truth be told (Poetry) - 5/15/2012 5:34:29 PM
just waiting to be realized....
I nurse of godly breast milk
Love's Bounty Flourishes
Joshua trees (Poetry) - 5/15/2012 5:31:52 PM
oh this is so lovely Dan! You took me there
I seen inside the darkness, feeling the heavy load
then the sweet perfume of wild flowers fresh picked
and placed in my hand made yucca basket! I dropped some
sweet berries along the way...
Are you hearing me singing?
Love's Lantern Lights The Way
Joshua trees (Poetry) - 5/15/2012 3:23:50 PM
Beautiful imagery, beautiful words...
Joshua trees (Poetry) - 5/15/2012 7:13:19 AM
They are originally called the Yucca tree. ;-)
Joshua trees (Poetry) - 5/15/2012 5:23:02 AM
I never knew what they were called...thought they were something else, thanks for clearing that up for me...e
Joshua trees (Poetry) - 5/14/2012 11:31:44 AM
Growing up in southern California I know the Joshua tree quite well. What an interesting symbol you have chosen. Our journey here can be beautiful with many memories. Some we can cast away that are not so fond and others we can hold in "reverence"
Lovely write Dan thank you
Joshua trees (Poetry) - 5/14/2012 9:42:52 AM
wow....this one is soooo expressive and moving...well done.
Joshua trees (Poetry) - 5/14/2012 5:52:32 AM
Very interesting....very beautiful......Thanks
Joshua trees (Poetry) - 5/14/2012 5:03:26 AM
I get a visual of you, the Joshua tree, with it's crooked trunk and branches, waiting for the female Pronuba moth coming to your blossoms in order to promote the continuation (the horizon) of your species. Even if my interpretation is incorrect, this is a lovely piece!! Thank you.
The truth be told (Poetry) - 5/14/2012 2:06:51 AM
Mother (Poetry) - 5/13/2012 2:53:32 PM
Oh, wow, your words, array of imagery has a vibrant glow!
This is stunning!
Mother (Poetry) - 5/13/2012 11:26:28 AM
Every word as always is simply beautiful Dan...Any Mother would be proud to receive this poem as a gift...
Mother (Poetry) - 5/13/2012 6:48:35 AM
I enjoy the analogy of Mother and a nebula! Thank you for this thought on Mother's Day!
Mother (Poetry) - 5/13/2012 5:43:27 AM
I absolutely LOVE this Dan!! You capture the essence of mothers, and I had to smile while reading this piece; especially fitting for today! Thank you!!
The truth be told (Poetry) - 5/12/2012 4:55:16 AM
Close your eyes
Listen to the quiet
Believe, trust, and see
Very nicely written Dan
Love and Light
The truth be told (Poetry) - 5/12/2012 1:25:57 AM
I have heard God defined many times but not in such a delightful and insightful way....nicely done.
The truth be told (Poetry) - 5/11/2012 9:04:34 PM
This is simply true and beautiful!
Servants (Poetry) - 5/9/2012 3:57:27 AM
Yet you are tormented... therefore have not let the torment go while in good company. Something to think about :)
Love and Light
Servants (Poetry) - 5/6/2012 1:01:28 PM
An exquisite epiphany Dan!
Servants (Poetry) - 5/5/2012 10:11:38 AM
I have often found solitude to be a great companion. A very wise observation.
Servants (Poetry) - 5/4/2012 3:44:55 PM
How comforting a piece this is! Thank you!!
We breathe (Poetry) - 5/4/2012 7:46:44 AM
Beautiful and soothing words!
We breathe (Poetry) - 5/3/2012 1:48:36 PM
With no expectation from giving, no expectation from loving or touching, merely living to live. Hoping in some small way we are noticed for our altruism we are noticed for the loving creatures we are. Lovely Dan
We breathe (Poetry) - 5/3/2012 8:54:39 AM
We breathe (Poetry) - 5/3/2012 8:05:18 AM
I am a firm believer in Karma! Your words express how very important it is to be mindful of our actions and the reactions to them. I like this a lot!
The book of knowledge (Poetry) - 5/2/2012 3:04:14 AM
For I am a teacher, but never claim to be wise as wisdom can only be shared through each of our lives experiences. Wonderful wonderful write, I am very impressed. You are most certainly a deep thinker.
Love and Light
With Angel's Touch (Poetry) - 5/2/2012 3:01:00 AM
It is all souls desire to be awakened. I can read a lot into this, about your inner self. Beautifully written
Love and Light
My friends (Poetry) - 5/1/2012 11:54:54 AM
A wonderful metaphor. As we age and have more time, we can reflect, like you have, on old memories and friendships that develop from them.
My friends (Poetry) - 5/1/2012 8:29:13 AM
I feel as though I saw all of these things through your words. Thank you! I needed a vacation!!
Monster (Poetry) - 4/30/2012 2:26:12 AM
Acceptance and trust is the key...a blending of 'wherever life may take us... and..Wherever we wish life to take us...
I never knew (Poetry) - 4/30/2012 2:21:48 AM
I am happy you reached this state of KNOWINGNESS...
The child in us (Poetry) - 4/29/2012 3:17:20 PM
the child rebels against the idea of death because the child is recently born and senses where he came from, his previous death ...
The child in us (Poetry) - 4/28/2012 3:23:18 AM
This poem brought me back in time to my younger years when I read a book that dealt with the idea of each of us being three distinct personalities...child adult parent. That book and the phsche course I was taking at the time changed my outlook on life.
The child in us (Poetry) - 4/28/2012 2:29:38 AM
A wonderful philosophical piece with promotes deep thinking..
The child in us (Poetry) - 4/27/2012 9:46:47 PM
Our soul and spirit become as one,
but are separate in purpose. The soul
holds the individual knowledge of itself in enteral karmic expression...Wonderful.Very deep these verses......greetings
The child in us (Poetry) - 4/27/2012 6:35:05 PM
The child in us (Poetry) - 4/27/2012 7:50:56 AM
A child thinks nothing of God's war.
Monster (Poetry) - 4/22/2012 10:27:26 AM
Dan, I like the excerpt to your Eternal Law book; it seems to reflect in this piece as well. Marvelous clause "...fear feeds his ignorance to death" . . such a powerfully-worded concept. Your writing here presents the question to me "How did we ever begin to become the most frightened species on earth, allowing us to carry the ball and chain of your "fear feeds his ignorance to death" clause? Leads to rumination. ~~ Diana
Monster (Poetry) - 4/22/2012 9:30:49 AM
Our lives, impelled with constant movement like the stream, are forever moving. It is unlikely that we will see the waterfall coming.
Monster (Poetry) - 4/21/2012 5:20:56 PM
I love the imagery and the comparison!!
I never knew (Poetry) - 4/20/2012 10:05:29 AM
I agree with jude...some never know...
I never knew (Poetry) - 4/20/2012 8:23:43 AM
some can live a lifetime without ever knowing ...
I never knew (Poetry) - 4/18/2012 6:24:22 PM
I never knew (Poetry) - 4/18/2012 5:59:28 PM
This must be some moment!! Cool!!
I never knew (Poetry) - 4/18/2012 5:29:45 PM
...sharing the moment :)
The book of knowledge (Poetry) - 4/18/2012 12:04:22 PM
A wonderful fable. Not at all poetic… Just wise.
The book of knowledge (Poetry) - 4/16/2012 3:39:37 PM
So this aged wisdom, it comes to us through your experience. We listen. Thank you. ~~ Diana
The book of knowledge (Poetry) - 4/15/2012 10:13:10 PM
This poem opened my mind to truth!!
The living end (Poetry) - 4/14/2012 5:34:46 PM
I can so relate! Nature is my shoulder to cry on, my valium, my canvas,...............oh, you said it so right!!! Bravo!!!
The living end (Poetry) - 4/14/2012 4:31:29 PM
A sound lesson. My cure for depression.
The living end (Poetry) - 4/14/2012 10:10:28 AM
"like a proud mother," potent elixir used to define that. Enmeshing twirl of a way to say, embracing with flesh and bones. Your missive can be understood and shared by every human being, I believe; for even those unable to afford vacation in Jamaica, feel the salve for daily burns in the "mingle" of a free park, and thereby wear what you say as jewelry of their own. I like that you say 'even when I am gone.' ~~ Diana
Passionate Stars (Poetry) - 4/14/2012 7:24:04 AM
Thanks for these wonderful verses....
Within ourselves (Poetry) - 4/14/2012 6:43:06 AM
Within ourselves (Poetry) - 4/13/2012 3:47:56 AM
A beautifully rich reflection!
Within ourselves (Poetry) - 4/11/2012 3:29:33 PM
This, in a playground setting of teeter totter, would be: one must move from the center point one way, then the other, or there is no ride. That is us; we swing from bitter-root sorrow (grounded) to fruits of happiness (in the air). To grow and move, we need those ups and downs: In your words in "Some kind of a game" - "To consume its fruit all at one time, you would smother in its sweetness." ~~ Diana
Within ourselves (Poetry) - 4/11/2012 1:06:01 PM
yin and yan...life requires balance...
Within ourselves (Poetry) - 4/11/2012 10:27:33 AM
A richly worded few.
Within ourselves (Poetry) - 4/11/2012 6:13:08 AM
We are "walking contradictions"!! I like this!!
Blue Velvet (Poetry) - 4/10/2012 4:53:09 PM
Marvelous spread out of comfort and strength. This wraps many gifts up in this blue velvet poetry. I value the "A smile from a stranger or the kindest of notions." The enormity of those two events/elements can not be measured. I know from when I smile at people, it is as though they are so surprised. And it changes their face. Lovely words, Dan. ~~ Diana
A feeling and a leaf (Poetry) - 4/9/2012 6:39:57 PM
the oneness within all things
A feeling and a leaf (Poetry) - 4/9/2012 12:35:50 PM
This is dot-to-dot in logic, but so centrifugal in interpretation. Ron sees a dichotomy, which is logical, in that man steps out of formation with our 'human manipulations.' But that circles it around to your "Man's feelings are to his heart," and "humanity is to the forces of the universe," Man is feeling disrupted at this point, disconnected from universe and so, to me, the weak link is "humanity is to the forces of the universe," but awareness is increasing among the 'too quiet' souls, who I believe are beginning to make a sound. This is a very succinct cosmic 'food chain' theory. ~~ Diana
A feeling and a leaf (Poetry) - 4/9/2012 10:33:32 AM
I have very next feelings about this. The leaf and the ecosystem are in harmony with the earth. Man and his God are at war with the ecosystem and life itself.
A feeling and a leaf (Poetry) - 4/9/2012 7:34:29 AM
I'm better now (Poetry) - 4/8/2012 10:40:40 AM
What a stellar poem of self awareness. Lovely metaphors abound. Thank you for sharing your great talent with us.
I'm better now (Poetry) - 4/8/2012 6:19:26 AM
Now, if I can just find mine!!!
Unheard plea (Poetry) - 4/7/2012 1:20:43 PM
I was really moved by this poem!
Unheard plea (Poetry) - 4/7/2012 11:56:05 AM
In the introduction, I'm thinking the opposite: that what the pendant stands for would be stronger than any metalurgic element it contains. But perhaps the message is worship not item but essence, either way. I see in 'Unheard plea' a tearing between token and truth. There is a magnetic pull to these lines that is tangible, like dualing energy. The lines "Could it change or rearrange/my cloak's sanities weakening seams?" and the next stanza, "Say me to thee;..." contain a riddle-like quality. This one affects me in wanting there to be more of its music. ~~ Diana
Seriously (Poetry) - 4/7/2012 4:15:23 AM
and sadness owned his face...
well done, dan
Seriously (Poetry) - 4/6/2012 9:25:08 PM
I feel his disappointment!
The sound of my breath (Poetry) - 4/6/2012 9:21:09 PM
This poem is so deep! I feel like I'm on one of my nature walks and hearing all of this. Yes! ,,,,,and then---------"the sound of my breath". You painted a lovely picture with words!
Elegant pose (Poetry) - 4/6/2012 7:17:27 AM
My kind of poetry, too. We Dianas do everything together. That ending feels like the sweep of an orchestra conductor's baton...the last flourish before the silence before the applause. ~~ Diana
Elegant pose (Poetry) - 4/6/2012 2:01:57 AM
Oh this is brilliant Dan!...Your words of colour and scent touch me to the core...Every word a thrill....My kind of poetry...
This mystery (Poetry) - 4/5/2012 6:37:52 PM
Why not personify the weather, the air and water? They are energy, and as are we. I especially appreciate the inference of soul-mate recognititon "The air loved the ocean, for in it was its own reflection."
I hope you know (Poetry) - 4/4/2012 3:36:20 PM
I hope you know.
Thank you, Dan! =))
I hope you know (Poetry) - 4/4/2012 11:14:53 AM
Wonderful words of love.
Windows door (Poetry) - 4/4/2012 8:29:59 AM
I do like this. Unbuttoning flesh and stepping out of skin is a fabulous way to project the image, as that in the movie "Cocoon," where the 'beings,' unziipped themselves and let their essense (pure light) free. I see the 'eye' (a singular eye) when I close my eyes and then cross them while closed. If looked at long enough, a bright white light emanates from that eye. Could be an ocular phenomenon, but I believe it is what you said, "At the same time,......both ways." and your line: "The bright light is shining into my eyes, reflecting my image," It's like I see myself looking back at me. Try it. No drugs or alcohol needed :) ~~ Diana
I hope you know (Poetry) - 4/3/2012 11:29:16 AM
What a stunningly beautiful piece of writing!
I hope you know (Poetry) - 4/3/2012 8:31:02 AM
I love the sense of freedom here...'Just let go and take the journey' comes to mind...beautiful verse...I especially love the line "change is the reason that all the stars glow"
The diversification of one (Poetry) - 4/3/2012 6:48:29 AM
And if you spin the yin/yang circle of dove-ed black and white paisleys like a pinwheel, the color becomes gray. Blended in their separateness.
Crevasse in time (Poetry) - 4/3/2012 6:33:55 AM
If only those suffering could hear your words here, said just like this, instead of "Well, you've just got to pull yourself up by your bootstraps," there would maybe be fewer suicides. There is validation in these words of yours. Validation and acceptance and encouragement. Validation in these of your words: "...scale the steep canyon of despair with the talons of faith,..." which, to me is admitting that we do feel like we are 'scraping,' to hang on by our fingernails. That is very powerful.
Proof of this (Poetry) - 4/3/2012 6:21:32 AM
These words spin magic energy for me. The images and perception behind the images are 'child-like,' and I mean that in the sense that very young children see and perceive life's experiences profoundly, before the crush and ruin of adult censorship. They know beauty and spirit in its raw form, before adults take that away from them. I find that your poetry has managed to escape that reduction. Beautiful. ~~ Diana
Fight its way (Poetry) - 4/3/2012 6:01:27 AM
This piece feels like the tracing of any/all life forms through the earth journey. I find this writing rich with sensitivity and awareness: "Everything that it touched became beautiful to see," Humans, perhaps unlike other animals, are drawn to water for a reason beyond thirst and body quenching....water speaks to our souls. I think that's why humans gravitate to all forms of water and want to live by the water, ON the water.
Eye knows (Poetry) - 4/3/2012 5:50:38 AM
The nose knows also. We hear and smell in our dreams, too. Is there a parallel universe or a portal to another segment in the fabric of the universe, intersecting or synapsing our material earth experience, for this to happen? Some may answer that the machine called brain can create these senses from pure imagination.
I walk through walls (Poetry) - 4/2/2012 6:43:11 PM
Transportational all-absorbing concepts. I especially like, "like a blind one touches to understand,/" ~~ Diana
Nothing, is what I want (Poetry) - 4/2/2012 6:38:43 PM
Marlon Brando's motto was: "Ask nothing/expect nothing/accept everything." I changed it to "Ask anything/expect nothing/accept everything," but now I see that he had defined it more accurately. "Ask nothing," I understand that now. Translated, nothing is 'no thing.' ~~ Diana
I hope you know (Poetry) - 4/2/2012 6:34:14 PM
Very releasing verse. A freefall this feels like, by the stretch of the expand. My adult daughter tatooed "JUST LET GO" in bold capital letters down her side. Even though, as a mother, I didn't like her marring her perfect skin, I said to her: "If you had to write on yourself permanently, those were pretty good words to choose." Your poem feels like that. ~~ Diana
Crevasse in time (Poetry) - 3/31/2012 12:00:20 PM
Wow, this is beautiful!
So much passion in your words, and authenticity.
Fight its way (Poetry) - 3/28/2012 9:03:24 PM
Fight its way (Poetry) - 3/27/2012 8:15:21 AM
What an interesting place to be.
Fight its way (Poetry) - 3/27/2012 7:53:39 AM
Life springs from the spring to the sea.
Fight its way (Poetry) - 3/27/2012 7:41:03 AM
I absolutely LOVE the feeling of abandonment and freedom in this piece...and I too love where the River empties into the sea...My favourite place to be...
Eye knows (Poetry) - 3/25/2012 5:26:58 PM
Your gentle words are truth, inside and out.
Eye knows (Poetry) - 3/25/2012 5:42:35 AM
I think it is because they are scared of the unknown...In Homeopathy for instance...which is accepted as being valid up to a certain point, but kept in the 'background'...if it was really accepted 100% then Physics as we know it would be stood on its head...and the 'establishment' who have such mighty power...would not like this one bit!! Like you, Dan, I find it hard to understand the minds of some people....
Seriously (Poetry) - 3/25/2012 2:45:36 AM
Taking life 'seriously'is a very individual affair... to some it is having masses of money, high status and anything material..to others a sunset, star gazing, the natural beauty and immense wonder of life itself is what matters,..However, we are all here to learn, and to discover these things on our 'life journey'...and we are all at vastly differing levels of knowingness...
I enjoyed your words very much....
Seriously (Poetry) - 3/24/2012 8:00:09 PM
A misunderstanding? The different conceptions of what is serious, important, vital... What was he expecting when he stood speechless, I wonder. To me, rings are promises, dreams, the fuel. But not all promises bring the strong union.
Spring Blossoms (Poetry) - 3/23/2012 5:03:38 PM
Spring Blossoms (Poetry) - 3/22/2012 9:19:22 AM
yep, built right into the system :)
Feathers of flight (Poetry) - 3/12/2012 4:53:34 PM
This is a beauty ~
Feathers of flight (Poetry) - 3/7/2012 8:55:57 AM
Proof of this (Poetry) - 2/29/2012 11:19:48 AM
Belief is belief, and proof is proof, and never the twain shall meet.
Nothing, is what I want (Poetry) - 2/28/2012 11:56:34 AM
This poem is something about nothing. ;-)
I walk through walls (Poetry) - 2/24/2012 5:06:38 AM
All barriers gone, just essence and energy...
Truly exquisite concept...
I walk through walls (Poetry) - 2/22/2012 4:58:09 AM
poignant, enjoyed the read
I walk through walls (Poetry) - 2/21/2012 5:47:44 PM
Just so beautifully contemplative and incredible!
I walk through walls (Poetry) - 2/20/2012 7:16:23 PM
I walk through walls (Poetry) - 2/20/2012 6:13:49 PM
Dan: Touch is the key.....with touch we first feel, then we choose to walk through walls. Touch is important for its warmth, its cold, its softness and its roughness. First touch, then walk and you become all of.....
God Bless You,
I walk through walls (Poetry) - 2/20/2012 10:17:27 AM
the walls of the heart are unique ... they can be deep and not penetrable or easily passable by impulse and the content of love it perceives ...
intriguing poem ...
Once upon a twilight (Poetry) - 2/7/2012 5:06:00 PM
...AND JUST TO THINK...GOD ORCHESTRATED THAT PARTICULAR TIME OF 'TWILIGHT'...WITH YOU IN MIND. BLESSINGS, LOVE AND FAITH, DAN. THANKS FOR SHARING. JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Once upon a twilight (Poetry) - 2/7/2012 10:24:43 AM
The beautiful lilting lyricism of this piece is pure balm to a tired spirit...its message a welcome tonic for the yearning soul...
Your words are blissful...
Once upon a twilight (Poetry) - 2/7/2012 8:05:35 AM
Healer Dan, Words well put. Nicely done. Karen
Furrows (Poetry) - 2/5/2012 9:14:51 AM
Oh the many secrets of the sea, and sealed by the weight of misty gloom...These are enticing, mysterious words that create such enigmatic imagery for me...
Living ocean (Poetry) - 2/5/2012 8:59:53 AM
I LOVE this...it puts the sorrows and joys of life into meaningful perspective...an absolute Pearl of wisdom ...
Best wishes, Diana...
Living ocean (Poetry) - 2/4/2012 10:08:49 AM
Interesting perspective in this story.
Furrows (Poetry) - 2/4/2012 7:54:57 AM
A vibrant voice here, nourishing, illuminating poetry, with such meditative sonic elements!
Singularly speaking (Poetry) - 2/2/2012 1:38:55 PM
You speak with vision Dan ~
Secrets (Poetry) - 2/2/2012 5:00:36 AM
Beautiful poem. The last stanza says it all.
Captives (Poetry) - 1/31/2012 5:16:47 PM
The mind holds the key to hearts and souls release.
thus the key of ascension.
Captives (Poetry) - 1/31/2012 1:38:14 PM
I just wonder what the key opens ...
Captives (Poetry) - 1/31/2012 9:18:08 AM
I have a vivid vision of a skeleton in the desert. The desert is a harsh place where it is easy to die if one does not have water. And then the desert does not give up its dead easily. Instead the dead are displayed for a very long time until the sands cover them or they simply crumble away. It is striking to see such a sight and one often wonders what happened to cause the poor person's death.
Men and Beasts (Poetry) - 1/28/2012 1:21:44 PM
This reminds me of the glass that is half empty or half full. Does one look back or ahead? Grieve or dream? There's probably a little bit of both in our lives. And above all, there is the here and now.
Men and Beasts (Poetry) - 1/28/2012 12:06:59 PM
Rose colored glass (Poetry) - 1/27/2012 1:23:22 PM
Sublime! Every word creates such stunning imagery....the pink tint a truer reflection of a life lived...
Arms of expressions (Poetry) - 1/27/2012 3:22:20 AM
How powerfully put...I find that writing to deep stirring music helps me release emotions that sometimes are lost deep within the soul...
Rejection (Poetry) - 1/27/2012 3:18:25 AM
How well you describe this most painful of emotions...and how wise your final words...
He fell in love (Poetry) - 1/27/2012 3:14:59 AM
How utterly beautiful....
Beautiful eyes (Poetry) - 1/27/2012 2:25:27 AM
Beautiful thought provoking words...I love 'when he looks into the beautiful eyes of Universe'
Best wishes, Diana..
Dreaming (Poetry) - 1/27/2012 2:22:26 AM
I want to say (Poetry) - 1/25/2012 6:56:42 PM
So many great lines here, and how well you express the barren feeling!
I want to say (Poetry) - 1/25/2012 11:43:32 AM
Paper, she is a pale goddess of the death of writing when ink, red with passion fails to flow on her dead countenance.
A lovely look at writer's block.
I want to say (Poetry) - 1/24/2012 5:16:45 AM
Ilove the stunning atmosphere your carefully and elegantly worded poem creates for me...Wonderful piece.
Best wishes, Diana..
Beautiful eyes (Poetry) - 1/22/2012 8:44:25 AM
Love this poem. Very wise, very true.
Arms of expressions (Poetry) - 1/19/2012 7:37:30 PM
Yes, without it we might slip into the depths but we are able instead to express. It can be such a lifeline!
2012 (Poetry) - 1/16/2012 3:13:30 PM
...AND TRULY...TIS ALL THAT WE ASK OF 'HIM' THAT HOLDS 2012 IN HIS HAND...MERCY, MERCY ME. A FINE WORK, DONE SO WELL. THANK YOU FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
2012 (Poetry) - 1/13/2012 4:20:05 PM
Beautifully written and words ring so true.
2012 (Poetry) - 1/12/2012 8:24:37 PM
Tender, wise, kind, beautiful ~
A seed must be buried (Poetry) - 1/9/2012 6:53:31 PM
...& so true...
A seed must be buried (Poetry) - 1/8/2012 9:51:51 AM
I dig this, it is deep, round and round we spiraling go...
the view from this veranda is a vista of opportunity...
may we all find freedom from torment soon.
Thanks for sharing...
A seed must be buried (Poetry) - 1/7/2012 10:00:42 AM
there can be no order without chaos, no growth without the depths of its surroundings ...
Rejection (Poetry) - 1/6/2012 10:03:09 AM
This is so insightful and descriptive as the words make an admirable attempt to do justice to the photo. It gets a standing “O” in my opinion. Thanks Dick
Never Lonely (Poetry) - 1/6/2012 9:50:34 AM
Very prophetic and thought provoking. Nicely done, Dick
A seed must be buried (Poetry) - 1/6/2012 9:04:58 AM
I think I like this one Dan. A person could read a lot into it. I read it about 5 times, each time picking up a little something different. I'm still not sure where you were heading with it, but I like where it took me. Thanks Dick
Waiting (Poetry) - 1/4/2012 11:05:16 AM
Wonderful! Love comes first, pushes us forward and waits for us in the end.
Waiting (Poetry) - 1/3/2012 4:48:57 PM
Spiritual wisdom ~
Waiting (Poetry) - 1/3/2012 12:05:58 PM
He fell in love (Poetry) - 1/2/2012 12:24:32 PM
Beautifully sonorous poetry, so well done Dan!
Happy New Year,
He fell in love (Poetry) - 12/31/2011 7:46:14 PM
Well, yeah,sometimes you just have to take what you can get, Dan.
He fell in love (Poetry) - 12/31/2011 4:30:03 PM
Oh,I think I know the feeling.Your poem beamed its lights.Well done!
Never Lonely (Poetry) - 12/28/2011 6:42:36 PM
the profound sound of this poem sends its sonar through the unseen realms of my human heart
Never Lonely (Poetry) - 12/25/2011 5:43:31 PM
WITH THE NATURAL 'EYES' WE CAN ONLY SEE WHAT IS ALL AROUND US...BUT...WHEN WE CLOSE OUR NATURAL EYES, OUR SPIRITUAL EYES OPEN AND WE CAN 'SEE' 'HIS' ETERNALITY, THUS, WE ARE NEVER LONELY. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Never Lonely (Poetry) - 12/24/2011 11:31:02 AM
Provokes the imagination, and is also so true.
Never Lonely (Poetry) - 12/24/2011 6:23:56 AM
This is wonderful Dan!
Each word pulled me along, wistfully innocent and wise, showing me new things.
Rejection (Poetry) - 12/18/2011 10:16:24 PM
"And the only medicine, is faith.
And the only council, is reason."
excellent poem ...
Life that I touch (Poetry) - 12/17/2011 12:14:22 PM
Full of awareness and beauty ~
Life that I touch (Poetry) - 12/17/2011 9:40:25 AM
Such a beautiful poem. You say much in few words.
Entity of God (Poetry) - 12/15/2011 5:58:12 AM
Beautifully expressed reflection ~
Reminds me of Henry David Thoreau's "Humility, like darkness, reveals the heavenly lights."
Entity of God (Poetry) - 12/14/2011 8:47:25 AM
Entity of God (Poetry) - 12/13/2011 10:23:38 AM
misunderstood, takes one on an entirely seperate experience of deception
Voyager (Poetry) - 12/7/2011 1:09:30 PM
Wow, this is brilliant.
I'm better now (Poetry) - 12/1/2011 10:38:25 PM
we can never do it wrong -
I'm better now (Poetry) - 12/1/2011 1:37:36 PM
I have so enjoyed reading this poem filled with mystical reflection, stripped-down reality, and healing advice ~
Fragile Destiny (Poetry) - 11/29/2011 4:04:26 PM
Beautiful multi-layered reflection!
Feel'in kinda small (Poetry) - 11/19/2011 9:47:42 PM
Yes sir. Perspective is everything. We're pretty imposing to a fruit fly but we're nothing but a cosmic fart in the great scheme of things. Patrick
Feel'in kinda small (Poetry) - 11/19/2011 7:18:46 PM
What a wonderful poetic sojourn with high-powered perspective ~
Feel'in kinda small (Poetry) - 11/19/2011 10:24:42 AM
we are indeed miniscule in respect to the physical universe but size is really a matter of development ...
Lost and found (Poetry) - 11/17/2011 6:37:39 PM
Wow, magic takes over in this heart-warming story that banishes doubts and depression ~
I think it's so cool that you have written about a wren!
Lost and found (Poetry) - 11/17/2011 8:57:55 AM
Superb write, Dan.
This is a captivating fireside glow write.
Full of great imagery.
The Goblet (Poetry) - 11/8/2011 7:42:47 AM
unique perspective ...
filling a goblet's void until it overflows does yield a mouthful ...
The Goblet (Poetry) - 11/3/2011 9:34:59 AM
Speaks to the soul ~
The Goblet (Poetry) - 11/2/2011 3:48:07 PM
ahh the measured life beyond measure... your prose poetic form suits the content well... as, content, the reader swells.
The Goblet (Poetry) - 11/1/2011 11:22:12 AM
Very perspective. Looking at oneself in the looking glass of a half filled (or half empty) goblet of knowledge? Emotion? Fulfillment? Who knows? Only the satisfaction of downing the nectar is what matters.
The Goblet (Poetry) - 11/1/2011 9:27:45 AM
The glass that is half full and half empty never sounded like a fully satisfying metaphor to me. Now that I've read this, I know why! There is always room for inner growth. Thank you.
The Goblet (Poetry) - 11/1/2011 8:11:26 AM
As with our lives, we should fill them until they are over-flowing with happiness and good will.
Blink (Poetry) - 10/27/2011 8:07:28 PM
more importantly, perhaps, is the question of whether or not we would act on what we see... sight means little if it fails to ignite our passion to prevail in the face of injustice. I like your poem, and the way it settles around this crucial issue.
Blink (Poetry) - 10/21/2011 8:40:33 AM
Lots to muse on in this write that questions life and living
Lost kisses (Poetry) - 10/20/2011 5:02:37 PM
So beautifully lyrical ~
Lost kisses (Poetry) - 10/19/2011 2:09:50 AM
You really bring your poetry to life with your emotions and descriptive phrases...well done.