|Reviewed by Teresa Walker
|Many souls have known the gift of shared words in this beautiful piece of art, yet have chosen to stay in a state of chrysalis, rather than one with the two scarred hands.
My hope is the dome is shattered and the spirit fills those who will be as the dragonfly, then rise through their humbled lives.
One in him my friend, he is smiling about what you have written!
|Reviewed by Lynette Bat-Abba
|This made me cry. I can't read anymore tonight though I so badly want too. Your poetry pulls something in me to the surface that I have no words for and after this one, I am stunned.
I am saying "I'm grateful" that there is a writer like you on this planet during my lifetime; evidence of God's mercy.
|Reviewed by Leslie Hoffman
|Beautifully crafted, richard. I have read this poem several times and confess that I will read it several times more -- each reading casting greater light onto the depth of your words. ~leslie|
|Reviewed by Lena Kovadlo
|I love the image you put up to go along with this poem. It is breathtaking and inspiring.
I love the poem as well. Seems to be a little philosophical to me.
Great choice of words and imagery in this piece.
Thanks for sharing.
All the best,
|Reviewed by Kimmy Van Kooten
|Did you know that if God had created the Dragonfly's mouth to be bigger than it is. . . one bite, and we'd be dead!
It's poison is lethal, like the starving soul. . .
Thought-provoking, I must say, and I would expect no less! :)
Love and Peace~
|Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen
|Truth is in the now- be it dreamtime or "real" time...
A truly engaging, resonant write, Richard.
|Reviewed by Carol Grace
|"Understanding now..." oh, to understand. Good job.|
|Reviewed by Sheila Roy
|"Gifts given from two scarred hands" - I love this line, Richard. It's subtle, but the imagery says so much. It instantly made me feel humble and thankful. Well written and expressed. Hugs,
|Reviewed by Ann Marquette
|Very colorful Richard.|
|Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
|yes, such an intelligent poem,|
|Reviewed by Andy Turner
|This does have a medieval feel.
Multi level and sublime. The last stanza is rich in such mataphor.
Such an intelligent penn.
|Reviewed by blue soplain
|so many lines and memories that permeate the truth of this. ..
the essence of a hand.holding belief and a child of faith in the central st.age. . .. the reasoning of devotion; the epic s.light sage song of such a voice you possess....that proves steady and sure in turbulent times; and the soft residual focus is so beautiful......surely the reciprocation is complete. and sweetly accepted. much ascetic beauty and awe to you this christ.mass. .. .
find me in a piece of st.ained glass somewhere.
amidst the churchy bells.
and quasimodo towers.
you are beautifulk.
love to you and yours~
|Reviewed by Bennett Kremen
The innocence of dreaming
Not fully knowing
You really got me with that line.
|Reviewed by Liana Margiva
|WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva|
|Reviewed by Georg Mateos
|Are the ruins of an abandoned chapel in the middle of nowhere hold its name as the House of God?...Yes!...because the spirit of the pure at heart will linger there to give comfort to any sorrowful passing traveler.
|Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
|Scour and surge evolving into one beautiful breathtaking moment in time to savor always, simply magnificent...
Be always safe,
|Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader)
|Man, this is something. Stunningly deep and beautiful. Your talent is on full display in this one!|
|Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
|Until I read the final two lines, I interpreted this as the marriage of a geisha girl. Silly Heathen me. patrick|
|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|Haunting image, thunderous words.
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
|Last two lines put the exclamation point to the poem, my friend. You have woven that wondrous day with cryptic revelation. "One LIVING sculpture / Lamenting loves complexness; /A dragonfly ASCENDING,"
|Reviewed by TONY NERONE
|Wow, your poetry really burrows deep into my mind. Excellent writing.