|Reviewed by Lois Christensen
|Do you know I found an old 62 classmate that wasn't even my friend in school, but now is my best companion. Things change as we get older.|
|Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse
|gracefully you take me into the aging of our life course
and also with the tenderness of love Gene I feel some sorrow
but still content with acceptance of the here and now
as always your beautiful soul speaks clearly
Love's Vintage & Clarity
|Reviewed by Gerard Gauthier
|Gene I always love your words....One day I'll write something similar to yours....not in content but in the spirit of yours....
Can you do me a favour? Keep writing about the sea...Its pure you and its an enjoyment to read...the most modest of friends...
Have you read "The God of Small Things" by Arundhati Roy? I'm in the process...North America is not her favourite place...but see hails from the slave labour of our low cost gains...we need the light of ourselves
|Reviewed by Kate Burnside
|Totally adorable. "late autumn" has the warming comfort of a lingering, youthful light that immortalises its tumbling leaves, Gene, twirling to the strains of "je ne regrette rien". Each one smiles and hums contentedly. Beautiful work as always, xx|
|Reviewed by Liana Margiva
|BEAUTIFUL, I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva|
|Reviewed by Carole Mathys
|I adore everyone Gene, you captured the moments beautifully!
|Reviewed by Amber Moonstone
|Very good haikus, I enjoyed all of them!!! You are not old, just wise.
Peace, love and light,
|Reviewed by Robert Jude(Ace) Forese
|really enjoyed the first three ...|
|Reviewed by Jon Willey
|Gene, "late autumn", your five published haiku are like a favorite pair of slippers. Each one permitting me to slip comfortably into the scenario you poetically describe and know I have experienced it myself. The "late autumn" of life offers us the many advantages of experience. With a little time left to savor what we have come to realize are the important gifts of life. Love, family, friends, nature and an occasional gull to share our fantasies with. To sip and savor another sunrise, another sunset. Can the blessings possibly come more bountiful? I bid you love and peace my dear friend. Jon Michael|
|Reviewed by J'nia Fowler
|Very nice Gene. Thank you for sharing.|
|Reviewed by stan nassano
|Nice Gene , i really like them|
|Reviewed by Donna Chandler
|The Autumn Years sounds a lot more 'truthful' than the Golden Years. I'm loving my Autumn Years ..... and yes, friend's faces have certainly changed!
|Reviewed by Rose Rideout
|Great as usual Gene.
Newfie Hugs, Rose
|Reviewed by Paul Judges
|Loved it !|
|Reviewed by Axilea MU
|Your personal touch is so nicely manifest in these haiku, Gene. The first one is my absolute favorite.
|Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo
|In the autumn of life -- how quickly it all passes (and I am with John for my favorite, as well). ~Elizabeth|
|Reviewed by Christine Alwin
|Gene, I truly feel these..Love the last one most of all..memories to behold..how autumn takes hold eh?
|Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather
|looking in reverse is probably only a good idea if your backing up. if you know what I mean. Morgan.|
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|OH GOD, not Sinatra, as I am sitting here cranking Hendrix, I remember hearing Frankie when my mom listened whenn I was a kid...she used to say that Rock will never last...anyway hope you had a reunion well worth it to attend...e
|Reviewed by John Flanagan
As George says, all are a delight to read but I have a favourite, I can't help it -
in clouds of dust
watching wreckers raze a buliding
the same age I am
oh God, how that speaks to me!
|Reviewed by George Carroll
|All are a delight to read.|
|Reviewed by Christine Tsen
|These are wonderful! You capture so much in these whimsical, high-spirited and powerful haikus.