|Reviewed by Leslie Hoffman
|Thank you, Richard, for the wondrous nature walk. Research being one of my passions, you have gifted me with a quest to learn more about the history of these peoples..."to touch the spirit of a culture."
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|Such fine description, Richard. Your love of nature and the outdoors shines throughout your verses. Thank you. Love and peace to you,
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|Sir Richard I felt like I just ate a gourmet dinner so divine,I 'm in a state of total contentment! what a splendid portrayal of a spiritual experience in nature so gloriously depicted. My new favorite of your poems!Bravo!
Merry Christmas to you and yours,
|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|Thank you for this wonderful deja vu. My brother has scoured Arizona for tracks of the people who once lived there, making some modest discoveries amid car trouble and heat exhaustion.
|Reviewed by Sheila Roy
|It's a fantastic feeling to be at one with the surroundings and Mother Nature. This is a peaceful journey of discovery you take us on. I enjoyed it:)
|Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg
|you've touched upon a sacred world, beautifully felt and described|
|Reviewed by John Flanagan
|Splendid writing, Richard,
full of freshness and richness, birdsong and call, an ambience of sanctity and reverence,
"...porridge meals made
Of acorns and seeds...;
This is very fine indeed.
|Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
|There is something magically refreshing about the back country, and if you let it, your local foothill. This reminds me a little of Carlos Costenadas. Patrick|
|Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
|beautiful sharing of such a deeply felt experience-love the lines:
An enigmatic people
Who understood naming
As an act of holy power,
Living life as a melody;
|Reviewed by Georg Mateos
|Thanks for taking me there and making me remember younger days when we could hike on the red woods of northern California and kept on going across the border until Oregon told us, "welcome"!
|Reviewed by Dawn Anderson
|How well you take us there, Richard. Beautiful work.|
|Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen
|something holy indeed, richard.
|Reviewed by Gene Williamson
|Splendid, Richard. This is one that demands to be reread and
savored again and again. Thanks for introducing me to the natural
wonders of the Kumeyaay and the Kwaaymii and beyond... -gene.
|Reviewed by Bennett Kremen
|Thanks for the journey to such a place. In all our arrogance of hi-tech etc., etc., we are all only lost sheep who have strayed never to find our way back.|
|Reviewed by Marcia Miller-Twiford
|Thank you for sharing your journey Richard. After the reading I feel as though I was part of the experience also. Nature is the only therapist I've ever had a need for. She heals all ills and keeps my perspective on the right path..
|Reviewed by Liana Margiva
|Very nice!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva|
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
|To delve into the mysteries and perfections of nature in such a setting is truly made to order for the Pen of Richard. Very few, I can think of only one in my realm of poets, who can give the reader a description so vivid, and, what makes it unique, so mind-blowing surreal. To those who will scoff and say realism and surrealism cannot possibility coexist, I say to them horse feathers, then surely you have not read from the Pen of Richard . . .|
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
|So beautiful, Richard, you take us there and make us hear and make us see - gorgeous. Well done.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
|Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader)
|Incredible writing. I'm familiar too with all these areas of which you speak. Gorgeous countryside. Well done.|