|Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
|Standing on another's can, if only temporarily, improve the view. Patrick|
|Reviewed by Sheila Roy
|So perfectly worded. I wish I could say it so eloquently. I especially like:
"A treasure hunter
Scraping the bones of Rimbaud
With esteemed insights --"
Great writing! Love and Hugs,
|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|I agree. Classic is classic for a reason. Classic as a way of life is to deny growth and improved reason.
|Reviewed by Gene Williamson
|Richard, I love much about the past, as I'm sure you do;
and one of the things I love the most about the past is
the enlightenment which continues to help me appreciate
the present. -gene.
|Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
|really good stuff here|
|Reviewed by Liana Margiva
|EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!! 'Never to breath life'...'Never to embrace the moment of your glories'...'Pretending to be the shadow of someone dead'...'When men sought thunder from gods'-------- VERY TALENTED!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva|
|Reviewed by Dawn Anderson
|Your next to the last two verse is brilliant....as is the whole poem. So much truth in your lines.|
|Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
|Much needed thought express well in all who live in the past only to denouce the todays, very profound...
Be always safe,
|Reviewed by Ann Marquette
|Well said Richard.|
|Reviewed by John Flanagan
|"With verve suspended" indeed and how perfect, Richard, to entomb those words in parentheses...spot on!
"...and the idiot who praises every century but his own..." , those old G&S words come to mind and they were right a hundred years ago and they're right today. If we can't be ourselves, we're nothing.
And the final three lines are outstanding.
|Reviewed by Christine Tsen
|Philosophical and brilliant ~
In the way that I understand your poem, perhaps it comes down to being open and having courage. Peter said what I am trying to say much better than I know how to, though!
|Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader)
|I think that certain people, perhaps, are afraid to develop and project their own voices. Maybe, some attempt to even discover if they have a voice at all. So then they lionize others, riding on coat-tails, in order to impress, assimilate?? Then there is the element of elitism, be it in literature, music, etc. I remember my parents extolling the beauties of classical music (Mozart, Vivaldi, Beethoven) while verbally deriding modern rock music (at the time), and I always thought, what the hell is wrong with you? You're comparing apples to oranges. Can't you see the qualities in both?? Another fine piece Richard, you provoke the right-brain into critical thinking at a time when we sorely need it.|
|Reviewed by D Johnson
|Richard, once we elevate ourselves to some kind of 'eleitst' status, thinking some others as lesser, we shatter the ground we stand on. I would hope that I never reach that point.