|Reviewed by David Hightower
|Gene - This is one of my absolute favorites of yours. Love the title "ebb tide". It so appropriately depicts a lone human pondering the approach of "twilight days:"
I admire the way you reinforced each stanza with images of the coming of the end,
meandering ocean swells
ripple to shore,
peals a distant toll,
threatening chill blows from the sea.
recede in silence,
intrude upon the empty black,
the ebb and flow
of preoccupied years
Love that ending. - David
|Reviewed by Myrna Badgerow
|Reviewed by Lloyd Lofthouse
|To me this is all about taking a solo walk to visit memoires--to take a trip in time back to earlier years. Being alone with nature works like magic just like 'ebb tide'|
|Reviewed by Axilea MU
|The rhythm of this poem is perfect for its content. I especially like the choice of the word "preoccupied" in the last stanza.
|Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper
|smooth as a fat babies behind mean Gene|
|Reviewed by Juliet Waldron
|Gorgeous, and thanks for the visit to Mother Ocean--haven't been to her side in years and miss very much all those sights, smells and sounds you evoke.|
|Reviewed by Jon Willey
|"the ebb and flow of preoccupied years winding down" -- memories, washed ashore with the incoming tide of time and erased in the sands by the ebbing seas of eternity's pace -- these things will endure, when the tides are ours to watch, no more -- all of man that may endure, are legacies of the heart, and soul -- let the ebbing tides be forbidden the rights to edit, the little of us that is permitted to endure -- love this philosophical muse -- it comes from the soul of a man at grips with reality's touch -- much peace and love to you my dear friend -- Jon Michael|
|Reviewed by Ofira Sephiroth (Reader)
|Your imagery is captivating.|
|Reviewed by Carole Mathys
|Gene, you captured the sights and gentle sounds of ebb tide beautifully...
|Reviewed by Dawn Anderson
|Gene, your imagery and your quiet tone make a magnificent piece. Have I told you lately how much I love your work?|
|Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse
|in gentle caress I am embraced with the calm serene of your words "ebb tide".....like a sweet dream
Much Love & Inspirations
|Reviewed by John Flanagan
A gentle yet highly charged threnody with excellently sustained images and hinting at quiet inevitability. This is very fine writing indeed.
|Reviewed by Lois Christensen
|Your ebb tide is so good, much better than my latest ocean write. You have more talent and can put words together nicely. We were thinking alike somehow with the waves, the high winds, the boats and all.|
|Reviewed by Laura Mckenzie
|Wonderful use of imagery in this so creative piece of poetry, A 10+ for my eyes! Excellent. You should join poetry-soup.com I'm hosting a ocean contest on there at this time. The dead-line is Feb. 28th 2009 its free! Laura :)|
|Reviewed by Dale Clark
|Very fine pen, excellent imagery and vision.|
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|I hear ya with this one...Ed|
|Reviewed by J'nia Fowler
|Hmmm.... you make me wish I was there. You are so poetic. That's a silly statement as you are an exceptional poet/writer and this poem exemplifies it. Love and hugs, J'nia|
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
You take me there ... in beautiful lines of longing. Well done.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
|Reviewed by Christine Alwin
|Gene,,,This is magnificent, I spent 3 years by the ocean,,,I can see the fiddler and horseshoe crabs as I read this,,,,The reflection of life that is oh so short.
|Reviewed by Liana Margiva
|Beautiful poem!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva|
|Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle
|Great poem you have written,take care
|Reviewed by F William Broome
|Your well chosen words take life, and I am transported to your seaside and world! I am fortunate to have found such magic early on a morning? For an old newsman, you are highly talented for reporting on nature and its nether world news! My deepest thanks, Gene! - Bill|
|Reviewed by Bernice Angoh
|Reviewed by Sandie May Angel-Joyce
|Strong imagery and sound. I love this, Gene!!!
Sandie Angel :o)
|Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat
Such a wonderful scene. I love the way the poem is set up.
|Reviewed by Shay White
|As always a thought provoking poem filled with vivid imagery. I love it. Thanks for sharing.|