|Reviewed by Sheila Roy
|This is a great reminder of what is really important in life. Sometimes I wonder what I'm missing while walking the path I currently tread. This poem makes me realize that my path twists with just the right amount of everything, yet still leaves opportunity to groom.... ~Sheila|
|Reviewed by Russell Cederberg (Reader)
|YES! That is really what it all boils down to and in that skiff we; the whole human race, are all on the same playing field. We only have 24 hours a day. Lovely!
|Reviewed by Charlie
|Beautifully put, and inspiring.--Charlie|
|Reviewed by Butch Howard
|First of all I must say I am astounded at this pencil drawing! It looks like a photograph. Thank you for sharing this amazing artistry by your grandfather! The last nine lines in this poem comprehensively state the absolute truth as I see it. For, if we successfully accomplish these things in life, we will reap riches and rewards far beyond our wildest dreams. -a fantastic piece of writing!
|Reviewed by David Young
|Enjoyed greatly and its poetic message of self purpose|
|Reviewed by Kate Burnside
|STUNNING, STUNNING, STUNNING!!!! Jaw-droppingly gorgeous in both art and words. The whole seems to me an object lesson in patience, somehow. And the teasing out of nouance and shade through the lead of the pencil of life, both its harsh lines and its smudged detail. We are all a mixture of light and shade and it's the tension of both held together that compose the accurate picture of who we are. And we are, as you conclude, intended to co-operate and participate and allow the wind and the waves to take us where they will... together! Could stare at the artwork for hours. Have you prints? Love, Kate xx|
|Reviewed by Douglas Bentley
|If this doesn't lift one out of the waves. . .
|Reviewed by Alexandra* OneLight*® Authors & Creations
|The complexities of our intellect do tend to take us through intricate paths to sought happiness, dearest Richard… and that is why we so often lose sight of the true path, so obvious and yet so unobtrusive, like all the natural things – simplicity… the only ever fulfilling element, because it includes, yes, love; naturally. (I am in awe of your Granddad’s drawing… and “feel” it, in its complementary quality regarding his Grandson’s poem, as… the ultimate “goal” of serenity, of contentment, which his Grandson – you, dear friend – seeks to attain.)
Much love & many hugs,
|Reviewed by jude forese
|love is indeed the fabric of the universe and binds us all ...|
|Reviewed by Randall Barfield
|This is very well done and I'm glad I ran across it. It's a journey in the skiff crossing some huge lake as in Superior to be able to do that, 'considering others...' Cheers|
|Reviewed by Kathy Armijo
|"...considering others more precious than ourselves - ..."
This has been my motto in life. The whole writing speaks of this, to me. But... the ending, what God meant for all us - to work together in harmony. Today, is Sunday, and this is a most inspirational piece on which my heart will dwell.
God's blessings to you,
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
|Wow..wow.what perfect sketch....this is perfection !!
Thanks for sharing your creative side with us!!
Love Sissy Tinka
|Reviewed by J AG
|words woven majestically, like the rolling of waves upon one another, a passionate twist in its own right that moves in unison with the other waves as a force to work with in a journey that requires two to work as one. delightful imagery that uses the very freedom it proposes as the wind harnessed gently by the sail to reach the destination. i have been missing my grandfather so much these days. i can share in so much of what is in the art of the pencil and the poetry. the only thing that really matters . . . indeed. you capture it and present it for the taking.|
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|Hey Richard, you won't believe it but I actually understood and agree with this write and that picture is really neat and done by a pencil is hard to believe...I wish you well on your vaca but Rufuz wants to come along...can that be arranged...;) Ed & Rufuz|
|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|Looks like you have pared the World down nicely. That philosophical mumbo jumbo--seen a lot of that lately.
I can't believe that is a pencil drawing. If it is, it's priceless.
|Reviewed by Joyce Bowling
|What an extraordinary poem and equally as magnificent the artwork is unbelievable...wow! A powerful combination, your poem sends a wise message...enjoyed this my friend...have a great time on your vacation!
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|Two in a Skiff - working for the same goal. Marvelous, as is that drawing by your grandfather, Richard!|
|Reviewed by Taylor Ryan
|Your style is amazing, Richard. You leave no stone untouched. Each element in your lists punches, boggles when considering this quagmire od life, yet evolves rung-like in the ascent of conclusion. You lift the weight of the world in the glorious simplicity of the true importance of the "grand scheme"...this definitely floats my boat.
Your grandfather's pencil is purely photographic, Richard. He obviousky willed you a piece of his talent in the gifts of your lead.
Thank you for this today, dear Poet...you've added a hugely needed peace to my morning. What a perfect reminder of the Captain of my ship. I join my friend Panda in awe once again.
|Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU
|In the first and second strophes ~ there is plenty of intellect fuel to energize the wings of imagination; it leads one to develop thoughts on teleological, ontologic and theological matters; and to revise the history of society and its governing systems. The closing stanza did not match the free thinking and the subjects dealt on the supporting strophes, for in its line EIGHT it presented a dogmatic archtype imposed by the Roman-Greek empire, which was etched on the stone of humankid by the power of the whip and the sword... "Two In A Skiff"
is a literary glowing page.
In respect and admiration.
Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
|Reviewed by Miss Pandora
|Richard, whether your themes are light or dark, your work is always inspiring and generally leaves me reflecting. This piece almost leaves me lost for words as I really feel that you have encapsulated 'the reason' here particularly in your closing stanza. The artwork as others have already said is truly magnificent. Simply in awe my friend, hugs, Panda :)|
|Reviewed by Georg Mateos
|Dear Nominated Cart-Pusher of the Year, you couldn't say it simpler, if somebody doesn't understand he or she are on the wrong side of town and should not bother coming back for another dose.
Your pen shows another faset of a literary diamond.
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
THAT is a DRAWING? I am in awe of the talent that runs in your family! It looks like a photograph, it's so richly detailed.
And your words have more joy in them today, like you found your happiness. Good on you, I've missed that. Thank you for blessing me with your poem/art today.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|I'm floored by the art Richard, though I shouldn't be with your artistic talented family. But that ocean and sky with pencil is awesome! The poem is also, you are so good at using words to
achieve your intent,and not wasting any.
|Reviewed by Louisa Dobbins
|It's hereditary...It's awesome!!!|
|Reviewed by F William Broome
|My good and talented friend, you and I have so much to say to the world, expressing how much we love what is created for us. Your word count on this one is perfect, for it says what it says, and stops.
Your poem embraces and encompasses togetherness in such loving ways. What is said appears so effortless, and as an offering from the offering plate! The wonderful work of art from a GRANDFATHER, and the adequate words of love for human kind, are a beautiful and inseparable duo... good enough for keeping ! ! ! - One who know what he likes! - Bill
|Reviewed by Ann Marquette
|I am confused, I left a review of this when first I received notification and I saw it here. Then I got another notification of this poem and now my review is missing. what i said was..........
wow! i love your grandfather's artwork and this wonderful poem.
|Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK
|In Grand: Why I Always Give Everybody Benefit Of That Doubt...
Another Grand Write Right On...