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I see you anywhere... any time... (Photo by me)




I felt
I saw
too much beauty
on the uncertain edge of a snowstorm
before the first flakes started to float
in the electrified air
I watched
the swirling leaves
and litter
against the red brick wall
of a back alley
I felt a force
benevolent but strong
just before the snow
I thought my heart would fail
from too much beauty
on the rim of the storm
I exhaled
and saw my breath vanish
as the first flakes started
to fall
I saw




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April 2004
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Reviewed by lois christensen 8/11/2014
Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley 4/28/2012
Absolutely beautiful Regis, so much phenomenal beauty in nature, that we can almost liken it to a love affair. We experience it, we relish it, we live it, we absorb it, stand in awe of it's magnificence and how it touches our heart and makes us feel.

Just lovely,
Reviewed by Debby & Gordon Rosenberg 9/14/2011
American Beauty the Canadian version :) This is breathtaking Regis.
Reviewed by JMS Bell 12/17/2010
Reviewed by Dark Knight 10/21/2010
very emotional--a beautiful poem to frame somewhere
Reviewed by Inspire Hope 8/14/2010
Excellent poetry Regis...I don't know how I missed this one, but I'm so glad to have returned to search for this! Blessings and the favor of God be upon your life! Thanks for sharing and for caring!

Much Love,
Reviewed by Darkest Angel (Reader) 7/9/2010
This one makes me want to see what or who you saw, then. The picture is a lovely winter scene, by the way; I have seen so many....
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 6/22/2010
Wow! Brilliant poem! Flows perfectly and smoothly. It is filled with much emotion, is heartfelt and beautiful, and deeply touching. I love the story you tell with your words and the picture you paint. The image above the poem is beautiful too. I think this is one of your best poems.

From Lena Kovadlo... ...Thank you, Lena.
Reviewed by Lena Kovadlo 4/5/2010
Very beautiful and emotional poem here. I loved it!!! Great job on this one! Love the imagery. Wouldn't change a thing.

Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader) 8/28/2009
Now this is gorgeous!!! State of the art. You could publish this one!
Reviewed by Sudo Nym Poet in Motion 7/19/2009
Regis, this is indeed, beauty - the pictorial view almost a match for the poetic prowess. Graciously, Sudo Nym
Reviewed by Nicole Weaver 7/12/2009
very deep!
Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw) 6/9/2009
Hi Regis, And a romantic, too! "I felt a force
benevolent but strong" ... like your words, my friend. And that photo has to be by your place... I love that photo... it reminds me of a poem I wrote on blackness and sleep.... thank you, again, for sharing your words...

In Spirit,
Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo 11/21/2008
"On the uncertain edge of a snowstorm" ... what a creative and fantastic line! Amazing where we see that special someone, isn't it. Beautiful visuals. Hugs, Elizabeth
Reviewed by Shedding Light 7/13/2008
This is love poetry at its best !!!!!!!

Harold M. Nash
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 7/4/2008
Nature and romance blend beautifully in this poem, Regis. One of your many talents! Love and Hugs,
Reviewed by Michelle Mead 4/26/2008

Reviewed by Jane Rodway 4/4/2004 - me again-THAT is an incredible photo, don't know why I didn't say that the first time.

I love this, and that picture is so beautiful, it is a fitting name, and I like the tightness of the simplicity of words in this. I love work that doesn't need to be striving so hard to cough up a thesaurus to get across a simple message. This shows skill, not pretension.
Reviewed by Helen Swift 6/25/2007
Very beautiful and vivid. I feel as if I was there.
Reviewed by NIDA FATIMA 3/26/2007
majestic .... really wonderful.
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 12/31/2006
Beautiful poem!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Daring Sunshine 10/17/2006
Romantic writer indeed!
God Bless!
Reviewed by Gypsies Smile 5/22/2006

Unbelievable...this is one of the most beautifully spoken poems I have read in a long time. I myself have experienced a moment like this. It is like an ecstasy, it comes very rare. You were able to capture the beauty on film and to write about words so that we too can feel it...absolutely magnificent.

Smiles...Gypsy Girl
Reviewed by Abigail Kloss-Aycardi 5/22/2006
Brief, but clear and powerful. I love it.
Reviewed by ROCK-Salt! Proctor 4/28/2006
I just read three of your poems and I love the way you make use of small number of words, to create an all encompassing canvas to show details and nuances that with but, oner brush, a 21/2" trim brush at that, manage to captue and expound on every thing that, that canvas can hold. Awesome talent, Thank you for reviewing the 2 poems of mine, and I invite yoi to read He is Risen, My Children, Ode to forebode, and I cannot recieve you, and I guess I would love it if you read them all, as somehow , I think your input is important and valable. Art
Reviewed by Janet Bellinger 4/1/2006
You always paint the moment so exquisitely, Regis. This poem is no exception.

Reviewed by Chanti Niven 2/5/2005
Dearest Regis,

Of all the poetry I have read or yours (and I have read a lot), this one had the most impact. It is simply the most powerful piece I have ever seen in print. It brims and overflows with love and brings with it a sense of awe. You have experienced true beauty and it has touched you profoundly. I don't experience envy often (finding it a fruitless emotion)but I felt it here. How I wish I could express as deeply as you have. Magical and enchanting!
Love Chanti
Reviewed by Robert Montesino 7/29/2004
Your are a true poet with all the magic in your soul you could never run out of words! The "Beauty" you seek is already in your heart!
Reviewed by Bella Beaudoin 6/16/2004

The more I get to look around at your site, the more I am inspired and impressed. Your words are always eloquent, and tey evoke emotional responses from some far recess of my mind. Keep up the good work!
Reviewed by Fr. Kurt Messick 6/1/2004
Reviewed by Gwendolyn Thomas Gath 5/7/2004

Very breathtaking, and an enjoyable read.
Words of the heart!

Great Sharing Regis,
Reviewed by Jim Dunlap 4/15/2004
This is good as is. I think you don't need to do much tinkering with it. If you are going to use the ! at the end, you need to punctuate the whole thing. All or nothing, that's the rule. Otherwise, I like it as it is.
Reviewed by Donna Maris 4/12/2004
Exquisite! Everytime I dated one guy- it snowed
and it was romantic & I'll never forge the
falling wet snowflakes or him..
thank you for reminding me ;) Donna
Reviewed by Denise Edwards 4/11/2004
Bravo! Elegantly done! Filled with beauty!
Reviewed by Sandra Corona 4/11/2004
Wow! Breath-taking picture (did you draw this?) and poem. Thanks for this beauty :)! Now that the snowstorm is over, want to go Jellyfish 'N with me?
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight* 4/10/2004
Wow ... this is very powerful Regis!

Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 4/10/2004
Very, very beautiful and uplifting, Regis!
Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader) 4/10/2004

This is the sweet side of divine.......ty, Dani
Reviewed by na na (Reader) 4/9/2004
Beautiful poetry Regis, and it is almost as exhilarating as seeing inner beauty for the first time in spite of the exterior trappings. Happy Easter. Bill Murray
Reviewed by ya mama (Reader) 4/8/2004
great write Regis.

CHALLENGE: take something that appears ugly and make it beautiful by crafting your poem with the right words.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/6/2004
Awesome imagery here Regis!!

Just love This so much!!

Sorry I really thought I reviewed this one.....but my PC had been playing tricks on me I did not read or reviewed in 2 days now.
I ussually open about 12-15 pages go off line read and review.....then as I want to send the darn thing freezes up on me...then I must reboot....then It become quite confusing whether my reviews did go through or not
No you did not offend me in anyway love...don't think you could ever do that to em ever!!

Warm love Tinka
Reviewed by Marilyn Seray 4/5/2004
This is so tip-toey soft, light and overflowing with romance
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 4/5/2004

Always at your best and this is no exception - another winner!
Reviewed by Simon Thurlow (Reader) 4/5/2004
Tis our breath that vanishes when we read your poetry Regis. Superb
Reviewed by Debashish Haar (Reader) 4/5/2004
WONDERFUL imagery in this beautiful poem!
Reviewed by Henry Lefevre 4/5/2004
Beauty's such a fragile thing. C'est la vie.

Reviewed by Crystal-Rain Love 4/5/2004
Lovely, as always.
Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 4/5/2004
perfect. i loved this one.
Reviewed by Jane Rodway 4/4/2004
I love this, and that picture is so beautiful, it is a fitting name, and I like the tightness of the simplicity of words in this. I love work that doesn't need to be striving so hard to cough up a thesaurus to get across a simple message. This shows skill, not pretension.
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 4/4/2004
This was awesome write!...So beautiful picture too.

~ May Lu a.k.a. Sandie Angel ~
Reviewed by Mark Mahoney 4/4/2004
Stunning work that hits the mark everytime this is read, and what a write...very well done here Regis, take good care...Mark
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 4/4/2004
Regis, this is stunning poetry - so visual and emotionally powerful that it just causes the sharp intake of breath that you capture here so well in words! That bittersweet feeling of wanting to enjoy something SO much that you almost want to defer that moment of enjoyment so that you can savour it long and for it never to disappear - no matter how fleeting in actuality! Also the snow-thing! REAL Canadian snow must be WONDERFUL and those of us who have only thoughts of UK slush to base our experience on are given a fantastic treat of the real thing in this wonderful write. Thank you! KB
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 4/4/2004
Regis...what a beautiful write my friend....You have penned a gem here...thanks for sharing this work of n luck....BHUWAN!!!!
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 4/4/2004
This was beautiful, very lovely poetry!

Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 4/4/2004
Probably got a lot of snow up there Regis. I love the snow but I've had enough for awhile. You poem made beauty out of the ice wonder. It is creative and original. peace. G
Reviewed by Dee C. 4/4/2004
Art and verse blend so well together...both very beautiful and moving!
Reviewed by Regina Pounds 4/3/2004
Image and poem both are inspiring, Regis. Very romantic and fitting to be read on a full moon night. I love the snowy sets a mood.

Reviewed by Theresa Koch 4/3/2004
This was delightfully done!
Reviewed by William Bonilla 4/3/2004
An outstanding write .. Regis
an execllent piece

Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 4/3/2004
Truly-Beauty is Only Skin Deep,i.e. Take Off All Lipstick, Makeup, The Breast Implants,Face Up Lifts,Bonded White Enameld Teeth,Invalid Smiles_

......Holy Cows It's Another Ugly Wasted Human Useless Being!!!

Excellent_Thanks Always Your Intelligent Reviews & Comments!!

Reviewed by Al Swanson (Reader) 4/3/2004
Hey Reg, this indeed had a certain breath to it, in anticipation, the watch, and we could feel the beauty flow in like suddenly, that had an amazing feel, ty Reg, Al
Reviewed by Susan Sparks (Reader) 4/3/2004
Absolutely fantastic! Excellent imagery in just a few words.
Reviewed by anne cunningham 4/3/2004
you captured that thin line where snow can be warm and cold. that breath-taking moment.
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 4/3/2004
W o w ~!! This is fantastic, Reg. Wish I had
written it. Peace, Love & Plenty of Time to Write,
Reviewed by Ann Marquette 4/3/2004
Awesomely beautiful Regis... thank you for sharing your gift with the world...
you must publish a book of your poems so even more people can enjoy your gift.
Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz (Reader) 4/3/2004
Oh, my, Regis...
The combination of finely crafted verse and graphic is a definite
You've done it again...image maker!
Reviewed by Monette Bebow-Reinhard (Reader) 4/3/2004
What magical imagery! And what a beautiful tribute to the sight of another person, you have a way of writing that gives us hope we might all feel that way toward someone someday. Thanks for this!
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/3/2004
oh, this is stunning, regis! thanks for sharing this beautiful write; truly enjoyed~

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :)
Reviewed by Christine Morell 4/3/2004
A magnetic piece, truly beautiful.
Reviewed by Dale Clark 4/3/2004
Awesome and very beautiful.
Reviewed by A PAX 4/3/2004
Like the snow queen.....she appears with the cold....where does she goe when the kiss of spring warms the earth......hmmmm this could be a part two for this

just lovely
Reviewed by jude forese 4/3/2004
marvelous imagery ... stunning!
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 4/3/2004
Regis when I read you...I take a deep
breath...because I know I won't be
breathing in between the first and last this...floria
I love the picture..
Reviewed by George Carroll 4/3/2004
Beautiful write and pic
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 4/3/2004
Fills the mind with pictures, a beaut of a poem!!
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 4/3/2004
It is a powerful poet, indeed, who can not only give us welcome pause in the reading, but let our eyes 'see' what the poet sees... I quite left my chair and stood, 'looking'. You transport, Regis.. you bring me there. Wonderful work! katy xox.
Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot 4/3/2004
As graceful as the one you portray Regis, TY so lovely

Love n Peace
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 4/3/2004
I always have loved this picture and your verses are the perfection of framing it in more beauty exquisite poetry.{Love bio}

Ladye Peg
Reviewed by Andrea Da Costa (Reader) 4/3/2004
I thought my heart would fail
from too much beauty

Oh what a feeling that is!!! You describe it so well and your poem truly is beautiful.
Reviewed by E. Richardson 4/2/2004
outstanding, Regis!
Reviewed by Lori Moore 4/2/2004
This lives up to its name. Very nice!
Reviewed by Tami Ryan 4/2/2004
I could feel the energy in this. Just beautiful.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/2/2004
This is glorious Regis, it just soars!
It is perfectly mated with the art!Very exciting poetry!
Reviewed by Gaylen Sharp 4/2/2004
This is sad. When the storm ends so does the relationship and it has only just started. Probably for the best since it seems to be based on looks.

Great write............mind the humor.
Reviewed by Sheila Jones (Reader) 4/2/2004
Gorgeous imagery and wonderful lines... This is absolutely beautiful, Regis!

Excellently written!

Love, Sheila
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 4/2/2004
Beauty only describes this partially, as it is also, pretty, wonderful and vividly descriptive, Regis...this type of poetry I understand, str8 to the point, obvious etc...sorry I am having a problem with deciphering alot of others poems of late...Peace thru the write, Ed & rufuz
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