|Reviewed by Lena Kovadlo
|Interesting how you refer to winter as a HE. In the Russian language winter is called zima and words that end in "a" are referred to as SHE, making winter a SHE. And that's how I always thought of it.
Interesting poem, filled with profound thoughts and much to think about. Thank you for sharing.
|Reviewed by Janna Hill
|Words so vivid I put my hand up to shade my eyes.
Very nice Regis.
|Reviewed by Inspire Hope
|This is so profound Regis! I am glad I found this poem at this particular time, it speaks volumes and the picture YES ! What a view
Regis you are very gifted, with so much talent. May God bless you and
sustain you in all areas of your life!
|Reviewed by Nicole Weaver
Beautiful, I can relate , because I live in Colorado.
|Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw)
|Hi Regis, But your pen sets foot on places that man either fears to tread, or cannot set foot! This reminds me when I was driving through Canada, BC: the same kind of power/alienation came over me when driving at the foot of a mountain, looking up ... I have found no words for that feeling, but you have right here. My friend, I always look for you to read... you should be writing more... Miss you, my friend...
|Reviewed by Elizabeth Hobbs
After my homeland, this is my favourite place on earth. Nature in this place is spectacular. We can only hope it endures. Cheers! Liz
|Reviewed by Sheila Roy
I like how powerful your descriptions are in this one. The last verse sends a message that none of us should ignore - truth. Great! Love and Hugs~
|Reviewed by Michelle Mead
|Amen to that ending. Why why why do you not have a book?|
|Reviewed by Jon Willey
|The Andes, haunt of the true wilderness. A place of eternal mystique laced with the beauty of Eden. The eternal struggle of life on earth. The prey and the predator. Well written Regis, Thanks for sharing your poetry. Jon Michael Willey|
|Reviewed by Liana Margiva
|Very nice, beautiful poem!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva|
|Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse
|In Its Glory Of Primal Majestic Beauty
Love & Hugs
|Reviewed by Elizabeth Price
|Awesome. I can see where you get some of your inspiration and wisdom. Then there is your talent...excellent. Liz|
|Reviewed by D Johnson
|Wow! constantly amazed at your awsome talent.
|Reviewed by Marilyn Seray
|Regis, what a splendid photo. the words youve penned to accompany are fantastic|
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|WOW, do you get alot of people reviewing you, I just noted that! They all like your powerful stuff, just as I do, so let me add one more review to keep you writing, I hope more and more...
I never knew a chamois was an actual creature, I only knew it as a piece of cloth of sorts to dry off my car, but haven't used it in a long time as they have gotten to be so expensive...
Anyway, those mountains almost look, in the picture, like volcanic sort of, dark and forboding, blackened ash. Even the cloud makes one think of volcanic places...
"Man cannot set foot", sounds a place I want to be, never have I lived with just Nature sounds, rather than cars and lawnmowers, kids and dogs, smells not of Nature but of other people, this poem however has put me in that place if only for few short minutes during reading this gem...ah to park my camper way out from humanity, to live off the land, & to die there if necessary, the only way to live...
Peace thru Nature, Ed & Rufuz
|Reviewed by Rebekah Rosie Lang
|Stunning photograph! Powerful!
The poem has lots of imagery in it.
Brilliant as to the tick-tock of nature!
Thank you for this piece!
|Reviewed by Gwendolyn Thomas Gath
Thank you Regis for this wonderful rendering painted with breathless words! An incredibly powerful photograph and poem.
|Reviewed by Ann Piatt
|This is really a very splendid piece of writing. You speak of the power of it...and that comes through in each line. I found myself drawn into the image, which is suprising with its brevity...but nonetheless, captivated.
|Reviewed by Abe Rossi
|Beautiful imagery...the poem holds the power of the picture...actually the poem paints the picture...thanx for sharing...Peace Abel|
|Reviewed by Regina Pounds
|Your awe shines from the images you draw with your words here, Regis...wonderful description, but the emotion behind the poem makes it invaluable.
|Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
|This was lovely, beautifully written, and the photo! so stunning!
|Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain
I don't know which to admire more - the breathtaking photo, or your imagery most extraordinaire!
|Reviewed by John Banasiewicz Jr
|very enjoyable read and pic only made it stronger to me
|Reviewed by Jane Rodway
|Loved this, wonderful imagery- I think the second and fourth stanzas are brilliant, and it is a very fine ending. The clear and concise style of this is so appropriate to the subject matter, and you REALLY shine when you are clear and concise. Wonderful!|
|Reviewed by Zenith Elliott
|I echo the sentiments of all who have commented on this delightful poem...~Z~|
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
|Most excellent poem Regis!!
Glad to be back and reading you !!
|Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya
|Regis...brilliant as ever from you....love n luck...BHUWAN|
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
|Let me add on to all the commenters by saying, HELL OF A WRITE. Hell of a choice of words that burned into my thoughts like icy-hot shards of stalactites.|
|Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero
|I remember crossing the Andes (in South America) traveling from Argentina to Chile. Impressive work of nautre, impressive poetry brought those images alive for me.
|Reviewed by anne cunningham
|if i had not read your blog today, i would have missed this one, and if i had missed this one, that would be a stinking rotten shame.|
|Reviewed by andrea coltman
|Beautiful write Regis...best wishes Andrea|
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|terrific stuff, regis! always a joy to read you, mon ami!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :D
paix au amour a toi!
|Reviewed by Sandie Angel
You really have a way in expressing your work. I'm in awe of your talents. Amazing write indeed!
~ Sandie Angel a.k.a. May Lu ~
|Reviewed by Kate Burnside
|Like Katy, I was moved by your sentiment of feeling awe, but sometimes feeling of alienation, too. You have captured visually the breathtaking natural beauty, but also that chilly sense of aloneness as well. Very poignantly written, Regis. It's so good to be reminded that man has not tramelled and destituted every square inch of Mother Earth and that she is still supremely powerful, making us sometimes feel insignificant by comparison. Thank you. Kate|
|Reviewed by Ann Marquette
|The first time I read this, I was unsure. It is deeper...the words and style make me have to think deeper. But now that I have read it a second time, very slowly and thoughtfully...WOW!
Wonderful Regis...thank you my friend for gifting the world with your heart through your words, your poetry. Loving peace to you, ann
|Reviewed by Dale Clark
|Great write. Mother nature is a
fantastic painter, you've captured
|Reviewed by Tami Ryan
|Wonderful imagery, Regis.|
|Reviewed by Pamela Kimmell
|Majestically penned poem befitting the beautiful photograph Regis. Nature's beauty gives us much fodder for our poetry - this is just lovely!|
|Reviewed by Lori Moore
|Your crafted words do the picture justice. Nicely done.|
|Reviewed by Alice Breaux (Reader)
|I really enjoyed reading this poem. It is excellent, thank you so much for sharing it with readers at the den.
Alice T. Breaux
|Reviewed by Nancy D.
|What a peaceful picture, outstanding writing. Have missed you.
|Reviewed by Dawn Richerson
|excellent imagery, Regis. loved this!|
|Reviewed by William Bonilla
|GREAT POETRY , IMAGERY TO MATCH
|Reviewed by jude forese
|your poems never disappoint ... the imagery is outstanding and the mood your instill is breathtaking ...|
|Reviewed by Handsum Hart
|a real gem, shining with outdoor beauty
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
mon ami, tres magnifique! :) i'm saving, too :) *thank you*
(((HUGS))) and love, karla.
this is now my favorite of yours :) BRAVO!
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|Regis this is a glorious poem! (I'm saving;-)
You capture such noble and magnificent
feelings with this one! Kudo's!
|Reviewed by Franz Kessler
|Splendid poem, Regis! The high mountains always seemed to have belonged to the Gods. Franz|
|Reviewed by Monette Bebow-Reinhard (Reader)
|Oh, Regis, you've outdone yourself! This is filled with the passion of nature, the sound and pace and vision of nature itself! Thanks for sharing!
|Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz
|Splendor, my friend poet...absolute splendor!
Thanks for taking us there.
|Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson
|"Where the condor soars
The chamois leaps
The puma inhales
A thousand scents
smells good to many
for its cleansing ending
Where men cannot set foot
Then nature thrives
In heaven of the beasts"
Ah Regis, this poem had a soothing and cleansing affect on me! Thank you, dear poet!
|Reviewed by A PAX
|AHHH....this winter woman thanks you for this offering........well done.
|Reviewed by Katy Walsvik
|Regis.. I love the 'winter' verse, especially.. the poetry of this is stunning, indeed. My lingering thoughts, however, will be of the tiny-lettered preface here: "I feel this power and... ...alienation sometimes..." That has taken up residence in my mind, dear poet. I believe it has shown me a barrier in me I wasn't aware of entirely.. and now will work to bring down. Everything on this page has made a difference for me today.. I do thank you. We never really know where our words will go or what effect they will have... I'm so glad I read this. katy xox.|
|Reviewed by George Carroll
|A delightful poem indeed|
|Reviewed by Daniel McTaggart
|I've always thought of the Andes as mysterious and wonderful. I've also wondered what it would be like to live in Maccu Piccu. A poem like this can only increase my sense of wonder. Thank you.|
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|Magnificent ode to the majestic Andes, Regis. Well done!|
|Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers
|It takes a true poet to produce such imagery as you have here Regis. One can almost feel the icy snow on their limbs.
Wonderfully penned! Lisa
|Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader)
|This is gorgeous, the mood, the imagery!!|
|Reviewed by Debashish Haar (Reader)
|WONDERFUL images, Regis...I am sure tourism department PROs will soon contact you...
|Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
|Yup that sounds like Andy's place:))
The vastness and atmosphere must be somewhat over whelming, and humbling..
|Reviewed by Andrea Da Costa (Reader)
|So beautiful and powerful Regis....stunning write!
|Reviewed by Thomas Lanechanger
Very dynamic and powerful write you’ve penned here. I enjoyed the trek through the Andes’. Beautiful picture too. Where’s camp?
Where men cannot set foot
Then nature thrives
In heaven of the beasts
Best of luck to you and yours,