|Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo
|What a vivid dream Reg ... blindly jumping from the precipice, falling softly 'like snowflakes', yet the river is tinged red with certain death and all from the foretelling of one. Extraordinary visuals in this one! ~Hugs, Elizabeth|
|Reviewed by Joyce Bell
|A TRAGIC SCENE...YET...YOU UNVEIL IT SO DELICATELY...WITH UNIQUE, ARTISTIC, SOMBER...BEAUTY. THANKS FOR SHARING THIS EXCELLENT WORK AND GOD BLESS. LOVE, JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS|
|Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader)
|This is a great poem Regis. Love the wording, imagery and subject matter. I wrote a poem kind of similar to this called Nibiru. Yours has to do with eclipse, mine with Planet X; but a lot of the same themes including cliff-jumping. Nice job. Very much enjoyed.|
|Reviewed by Inspire Hope
|Regis there is so much in this poem
I got a refreshing and some interesting
reminders from it! Thanks for sharing it.
Regis may the Lord bless and inspire you
be encouraged, and do not give up!!
Love And Prayers
|Reviewed by Goddess Love (Reader)
|Reviewed by Nicole Weaver
|Great poem! I like your style.|
|Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
|Wow! Powerful write, Regis. Imagery is fantastic!
|Reviewed by Elisabeth Barstowe
|Reviewed by Mystic Rayne
|I really enjoyed this - you wove a wonderful tale into your poetry|
|Reviewed by Milton Handfield
|Excellent poem.Keep writting.
|Reviewed by Jennifer Lawson Zepeda
|Powerful! I loved this! The ending so tearful, but so poignant.|
|Reviewed by Axilea MU
|Interpretation of signs... manipulation...
interesting piece of writing.
|Reviewed by kg cummings
|we must be aware lest this happens again... and again. The imagery is outstanding in this piece. Your friend, Kathy|
|Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G
|WOW Reg! This poem is stunning!
I felt such imagery calling out to my spirit!
Omens back in time, were enough to run for the hills...
This is a treasure I will savor!
Warmest Blessings of Love, Peace and Joy, Warrior Purple Lady SHEExooo
|Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain
Poetic excellence shines in 'Eclipse' . . . thanks for this offering!!
|Reviewed by M. Teresa Clayton
|WOW, this was magnificent.|
|Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper
|Your poem gives us a look at the evolution of knowledge. Back then an eclipse was some sort of "sign" or omen. Today an eclipse is a spectacular sight. Your poem also makes us remember all the old folk tales--did we ever wonder what brought about those old folk tales. Terrific write.|
|Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks
|Wow, Reg! Powerful poem and thoughts...reminds me of Jonestown and the kool-aid catastrophy! Sad, but revealing of how the mind can be corrupted! Excellent write, my friend.
Blessings and Love - Micke
|Reviewed by Tim VanGuilder (Reader)
|Regis, one of the wonderful and essential traits of a great writer is when conveying a scenario is that you PAINT A PICTURE that embodies the reader. YOU DID!!!! Tj VanGuilder|
|Reviewed by Gwendolyn Thomas Gath
Very vivid dreams frightening, however good you wrote it down you never know what real messages are behind the dream. Think I would still be trying to figure this one out.
Take care of yourself Regis and enjoy,
|Reviewed by Morning Star
|“Oh may creepy , enigmatic, truly symbolic
This piece sparks ones imagination
And it’s a little scary
But powerful Eclipse
Dreams always make the best poetry
Sending you Peace Love and Light…and Hugssss…Yolie
|Reviewed by Art Sun
|Nice work Reg...even the mind can be eclipsed by idealogies that seem to transform the very hearts of people who follow...we are here within life to lead, whether it is our families or friends, but to lead with that resoursefullness of thought, God is everlasting...just wait for Him...
|Reviewed by neerja gandhi
|ohhh...fearing ...but good write Regis...neerja|
|Reviewed by L. Figgins
|Time to let go of an aspect of yourself or a dream that no longer serves you, perhaps? That was my first impression, Regis. Whatever it is or was, it must have been or is very painful. I also feel a loss of innocence and joy somehow. So much for Madam Linda. On the poetry level, this reminds me of a treatment for a sci-fi film-the prologue. Very ominous. Pulled me in from the first stanza! Develop this into a story. Keep a dream journal. Wishing you the peace you extend to all...Lin|
|Reviewed by Jerry Engler
|Great recollection here, Regis. I remember this somewhere from written history if you could boost my memory. No matter, the fright and actions of this people speak for themselves. Well done....Jerry|
|Reviewed by Dawn Anderson
|Powerful, a bit frightening...but so well written.|
|Reviewed by William Potter
|A powerful poem. Amazing dream. Exceptionally well written!
|Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson
|This took me back to days of pagonism and the harsh realities of life then. Very graphic!......M (Glad it was only a dream)|
|Reviewed by Shedding Light
|When I read this Regis, it made me reflect on the day
that Jesus died on Mount Calvary on the cross. Thanks
for sharing this work...and perhaps you should keep a
pen and notebook at your bedside, so that you can continue
writing about the visions and insights that come to you.
Harold M. Nash
|Reviewed by Lyn Dano
|eerie, cryptic, and very symbolic...I really enjoyed this, Regis! Lyn|
|Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson
|Perhaps this was a strong REM state dream that was remembered. "Eclipse" was well penned, and exceptionally well expressed! I like the picture also. Thanks.|
|Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg
|death in dreams may reflect transformation, the old self, society dies. and the eclipse is the metaphor of the light to darkness and back to light|
|Reviewed by Jon Willey
|the plight of the lemmings comes quickly to mind -- as does the actions of many Japanese that fatal day nearing the end of World War II -- who took their lives rather than face what the thought would be unbearable treatment by the conquering American troops -- truly surreal Regis -- peace and love to you -- Jon Michael|
|Reviewed by Bobbi Duffy
|We are not so far removed from our ancient superstitions, we have only to look at heaven's gate, I won't honor it with capital letters. As always you hit the nail on the head, someday, man will learn that some messiah's don't have our best interest in mind only thier own. Why don't we see more of your work?|
|Reviewed by Barbara Terry
|Like Michelle said Reg, but I would add why aren't these published? They are certainly worth the effort. This shows that when society was vastly superstitious, they believed the eclipse was the end of the world. This isso mastrerfully written Reg, and the iages are so vivid I couldn't help but see the women standing at the cliff's edge waiting to jump. I ate hs a 10 out of 10, and you wrote this like all of your other poms...masterfully.
May the Lord Jesus bless you, and those whom you love and who love you, and be with you always, and at your side constantly. With much love in my heart, joy to the world, peace on earth & ((((((((((MANY WONDERFUL SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), your little sister, Barbie
|Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle
|Magnificent poem,I enjoy reading it,take care
|Reviewed by Michelle Mead
|WHen you write poems like this, Regis, I sit and wonder why you aren't writing everyday- this is some of your best work.|
|Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green
|Another slam-dunk! You make us see all too clearly the lemmings
snowflaking into a cold and uncaring sea. I have never believed
in 'signs' of that sort, but. . .hmmmmm. Could be. For an eclipse
to signal the need of the world is no stranger than the way a full
moon affects us. Don't want to think about it any more~! Great poem~!! xox Pea xox - PS: love the new photo on your bio page. Your beautiful smiles~~!! That is one beautiful woman. Better sign off. On Ann On Anon
|Reviewed by H Cruz
|Reviewed by Ann Marquette
|Ditto the Wow! Very sad...|
|Reviewed by Sheila Roy
|Regis...wow! This one fires my imagination. The imagery and the story trigger several emotions. One of your most powerful and deeply written poems this year. In fact, I would love to see you turn this into a short story. Love and Hugs,
|Reviewed by stan nassano
|i can't help but get the sense of that most people today are dying a slow death of living on the couch,and being led by the marketing media,
into oblivion,blindly....ok I'm a goof ball what can I say,nice write Reg
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|Sounds like you may have been visited by an ancient Mayan Spirit in your dream. They believed the world as we know it will end in 2012; and they based their prediction on studying the heavens.|
|Reviewed by Georg Mateos
|Got that image in my head, the shocking one of a mother holding an infant as she jumps, how could she? Because the high priest were telling of a terrible fate.
Your poem also takes me back to modern times stories about Japanese women committing suicide because they were told of some terrible fate when the arrival of American troops, a social eclipse?
Regis, an unique way of telling about human credulity to the con-men in high places, today we are suffering a real eclipse, where no "wise" man told us about a real terrible fate.
Excellent, my friend.
|Reviewed by David Young
|Upon the waves of imagery dances your quill of dynamic verse.|
|Reviewed by ~ Chanti
|You've created a dramatic and all too real picture with your words. Very effective last stanza. It's good to read your work again Regis.
|Reviewed by Kenny Moon
|Dreams are blooming marvellous, Regis. They can tell us many things, awaken our hearts to mystery. Sometimes I take heed, other times I know dreamland is a surreal concoction of images and that the spirits who speak to us when we are sleeping may not always be bringing us good advice or the right message, so I enjoy the dream and let it go. Nay soothsayers for this rational boy, but I am partial to mediums and clairvoyance, and don't discount the power of dreams... in short, I am a dreamer, too, Regis!
For example, I met the Queen of Great Britain in a dream two nights ago. Surpised I was, but she seemed to know my face and was delighted. Maybe I'm in line for an MBE or OBE soon. Ha, stranger things have happened to me in the land of dreams.
Now, I will, if I may, use this review as the basis of my new dreamwork poem.
'you may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one..' John Lennon
|Reviewed by jude forese
|some thought provoking visuals that entice the imagination ...|
|Reviewed by Pierre Ortega
|And they blindly followed their beliefs to their doom. I fear that this is true of so many people. We all need to rethink the belief process and think about believing in ourselves and the hope for good that each new day brings.
Take Care, Pierre
|Reviewed by Gene Williamson
|Powerful, dramatic expresson of the mystery we always
confront when we take to the sea. Well done, Reg. -gene.
|Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw)
|Hi Regis, Your memory is very vivid and real in this write. It's obvious that your dreams are full of meaning and prophecy. A chosen one, eh? Astounding write, my friend.
|Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader)
|Excellent writing dear man...stay safe and well...Hugss|
|Reviewed by Christine Alwin
|My goodness Reg, this indeed brings one into deep thought....and you put me right on edge as I read it. Excellent work.
Blessings and Love,
|Reviewed by Amber Moonstone
|It is almost like that moment when the Titanic was sinking and people decided to jump to possible safety in the ocean, or stay and die amongst the ruins of the big ship that was surely going to be a tomb.
very prophetic indeed this poem that inspires minds to really take a hold of your words and try to embrace it's meaning.
Much peace, love, and light, my friend,
|Reviewed by John Flanagan
Relatively rare natural event interpreted as extraordinarily prophetic and doomsday sparking fear and ultimate ritual sacrifice, you combine all the elements wonderfully and end with the constancy and permanence of the sea, "Far down below and away..." This is a deeply satisfying and very fine poem, thank you.
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|The sea always takes back what does to it belong...e|
|Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater
|Prophetic verse shadowed by reverie, Regis..."in robes of white linen" zenlike attire...purification rite...cathartic and inspiring...be well...
|Reviewed by Edwin Larson
|Great piece Reg...so visual...|
|Reviewed by Sandie May Angel-Joyce
|I like the mystery of this poem and what effects of the sun and the moon have on the people on earth. You have done this so well. Enjoyed!!!
Sandie Angel :o)
|Reviewed by Felix Perry
|Strong write that speaks volumes on the affect the planets for so many years had on people. Your images are very well word painted here Reg...
|Reviewed by Bonnie May
|Oh Reg this is so great and i agree, it is one of your best...top shelf of my library for sure. Mystery and intrigue flow through every stanza...love, Bonnie|
|Reviewed by Leland Waldrip
|Great capture, Reg. People, unlike lemmings, need a leader to move them. A leader cynical enough to convince followers that the natural is supernatural can also prime them to commit unnatural acts.
|Reviewed by Liana Margiva
|This POEM is one of YOUR best POEMS!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva|
|Reviewed by J'nia Fowler
|A little scary but well penned. Blessings, J'nia|
|Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat
Such color in this poem. you can imagine the fear of everyone. Not knowing what an eclipse is can be a scary thing.
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|Fantabulous write, mon ami, c'est magnifique! BRAVO!
(((HUGS))) et amour, ton ami dans Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
Love the picture; awesome!
|Reviewed by Denise Edwards
|Wow, Regis! This is very eerie and mysterious, reminds me of the disappearence of the people of Croatia. A great story poem. Thanks for sharing|
|Reviewed by Elizabeth Price
|Love this one. Love the many messages. Love the mystery. Love the whole package. Liz|
|Reviewed by Paul Berube
|Interesting dream put to into a mezmerizing poetic story my friend. Well done.|
|Reviewed by * Starman * *
|Mystery exuded here! I loved the picture, Regis. Noted the evenness between the stanzas.
|Reviewed by Stan Grimes
|One of your best Reg. It's so darn true. I can see all the implications and the reality of this. Great one my friend.|
|Reviewed by Sherry Heim
|Profound yet frightening...they just gotta stop drinkin' that Kool-Aid, Reg. Compelling and disturbing, there seems to be a lot of innocence being driven to disaster. Excellent job!
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
|This one is sad, Regis, and effectively penned. There is a day coming when those who see the Lord return will hide in caves, wishing the rocks would fall and crush them. Well done.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.