|Reviewed by Joy Hale
|I'm new to your site. This wonderful, ramshackle poem is chock full of good ole country terms. What a delight to the senses. I can picture you, hidden away from the old man and then joining him in a raucous song... much to his eventual liking. As my husbands grandmother used to say: "This is a good un, aye granny."
Joy L. Hale
|Reviewed by Douglas Bentley
|I can just see you singing this as you hike through the mountains.
Quite a change from your usual style
Very Entertaining - you are the man!
|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|Love this course along the gold-laden river to a caricature right out of prospecting legend.
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|what a treat this is chum! Your talent is so varied it's a joy to see!|
|Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen
|the flanagan-cederberg duet? got a dulcimer handy?
let the hoedown begin!
love it, richard,
|Reviewed by Sheila Roy
For this one, I just sat back and enjoyed. Bravo:)
|Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg
|well shoot, if you ain't come up with somethin' backwoods with this...I kept getting visions of Neil Young doing an acoustic folk song with it.|
|Reviewed by Amor Sabor
|Great tale with images to go with it. Excellent work.|
|Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
|Quite a switch from your deeper side. Very elegant in its capture of all of the flavor of the characters you admired and fun too. Never used a dredge but I've done my share of (mostly unsucessful) panning. Patrick|
|Reviewed by Liana Margiva
|WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva|
|Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
|Precious photograph! An enlightened tale while traveling down memory lane...
Be always safe,
|Reviewed by John Flanagan
|Yes, this ole 'maven' (i wish!) in S'pore loves this
rollickin' rollin' move over and let the dog see the rabbit
write. Marvelous, Richard!
|Reviewed by Christine Tsen
|Stylistic brilliance and so rich in humor! You sure have a way with words here as you share with us ordinary characters in a tender tale of true life mixed with magic.
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|Yes he's the man alright, he's also the man that made the Diehard battery for Sears, isn't he...? ;-) ed|
|Reviewed by Gene Williamson
|Yep, Richard, you're the man. You've captured that down-home
flavor in word and character...
‘I can rastle bars
And kick skunks ta the moon,”
I can lasso a twister
And use it fur a straw
I can surf the hurricane
And throw rocks sixty mile
And I can twiddle on the fiddle
Till the young girls faint
I'm sure that the man from Singapore will love this as we all do.
|Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
|Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader)
|to be able to demonstrate comfort and fluidity in this genre is truly an amazing feat, almost like reading mark twain's huck finn. the use of provincial diction and twang really injects the piece with an authenticity which few could ever hope to mimic. actually, this may be my new favorite of yours because of its uniqueness and expression of knock over endowment of pen and mind.|