|Reviewed by Joyce Bell
|I LEFT AD AND WENT LOOKING FOR MURANO GLASS...AND I FOUND IT. ABSOLUTELY BREATHTAKING...IS ALL I CAN SAY. I READ YOUR POEM AGAIN AFTER SEEING FOR MYSELF THE INCREDIBLE BEAUTY OF MURANO ARTISAN'S CRAFT...INDEED, TO PRODUCE SUCH THERE MUST BE INBRED PASSION WITH REGARDS TO THEIR GIFT. THANK YOU FOR THIS VERY INFORMATIVE WORK THAT INTRODUCE ME TO A WORLD...I WASN'T AWARE OF. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS|
|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|Wow! I feel, educated. And I thought glass blowing still practiced by simple West Virginians as an artifact of the pre-industrial age.
|Reviewed by Paul Judges
|A splendid tribute, Jon !|
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|Truly a fine and "feeling" and meaningful tribute to special artists, Jon. Thank you for sharing your thoughts through your verses. Love and peace to you,
|Reviewed by Sheila Roy
|A special glimpse here, Jon. Your love and admiration comes through nicely. Hugs,
|Reviewed by Kate Burnside
|Deft touches of art, poetic precision and expertly crafted detail combine to make a poem that delights, educates and greatly inspires, dear Jon. The Tiffany Rooms in New York's Metropolitan Museum TOTALLY BLOW ME AWAY and, furthermore, I am off to Venice to visit my son next week so I shall be looking out for those winding streets in those glass blowers' domain... Any tips?! What a gift, thank you. xx|
|Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green
|********** B R A V O !!!! **********
I LOVE poetry about art & artists. Have an art-themed collection drafted, & now you've gone & outdone me. . .with a single bright
THANK YOU !!
xOx Phyllis xOx
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Pst!! My aunt's eyes are brownish...but the blue dress made them look different...lol!!
|Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
|A tribute worthy of the beauty of the glass and the genius of the artists. Wonderful work Jon. I love to watch the glass blowers at Jamestown.|
|Reviewed by D Johnson
|Glass blowing is definitely an art form, and you have expressed in wonderful detail how prescious that art provides.
|Reviewed by Walt Hardester
|Glass blowing is a magical and beautifully "simple."
It's the how they do that that is their art.
Check out Dale Chihuly. You will recognize his stuff.
|Reviewed by Christine Alwin
|I am so amazed when I have seen glass blowers..you created such a wonderful poem and tribute here Jon, you have this amazing skill and heart~
Love and Blessings,
|Reviewed by Carole Mathys
|Your poetic tribute to the skill and artistic masters in the glass
world is as stunning as the fabulous murano pieces...outstanding, Jon Michael
peace, love joy, Carole~
|Reviewed by Gene Williamson
|Jon, the reason I can identify with your opening lines is that I
worked with a glass company for several years, and wrote a paper
on it which is filed away (lost) some place. This is great writing,
my friend. Sorry I never got to Venice. -gene.
|Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse
|I am peering within your vitrified poetic looking glass Jon
and each stanza is sheer elegance of beauty, I especially love
"sensuous art a millennium practicing
beauty in form and mystique alluring"
|Reviewed by Dawn Anderson
|Have been to Venice, Jon, to see this and stood in awe. The imagery in this is beautiful.|
|Reviewed by George Carroll
|Magnificient glass art as is your poem in praise of this craftmanship|
|Reviewed by Liana Margiva
|EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva|
|Reviewed by steve Chering
|Fresh new poetry always stands out and stays put.
Nice work Jon
|Reviewed by John Flanagan
|"...in a melody of art and charisma" - that's it, that's absolutely it...each stanza is masterfully written but the fourth is breathtaking and its closing "captive of the chill and will of the glass" is one of your finest lines ever.
Jon, My Friend, this is splendid poetry.
|Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater
|Breathing a breath of your own artistry here, Jon! I am an avid fan of world-famous glass blower Dale Chihuly. I have studied him for many years. Much of my poetry has been inspired by Chihuly and Louis Tiffany, the late master of Renaissance glass. Please visit this link of Chihuly's Glass Works...
...exquisite and just mind-blowing. You'll be glad you did. I am in appreciation for all of your wonderful comments on my work. I thank you, dear Jon for your valuable time. It's a pleasure to be in your company.
|Reviewed by Christine Tsen
|This is exquisite. The sounds you evoke and your imagery is amazing.
It is such a beautiful art.
|Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather
|nice tribute. That glass can be amazing. ~Morgan|