|Reviewed by Kenny Moon
|Ha! Cozy, snug friendly, fireside poem, Regis, and Paul Simon's Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover cheekily thrown in.|
|Reviewed by Joyce Bell
|HMMMM...YOU HAVE A WAY OF CAPTURING AND 'FRAMING' LONLINESS...SO THAT...EVEN THOUGH IT IS SO SAD...IT IS SO...BEAUTIFUL. I WILL KEEP THIS REGIS AND THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE AND BLESSINGS,
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
|Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain
The title and the poem form a perfect union - superb!!
|Reviewed by Sheila Roy
This poem feels warm and cozy, but there's a strong lonely feel as well. I like how shadows come to life via the voice in this poem. Love and Hugs~
|Reviewed by Staci Gansky-Wagner
|Sad in a way but full of insight. Nice write.|
|Reviewed by Janet Bellinger
|You describe a place where we all have been. Thanks for sharing this.
|Reviewed by Tracey L. O' Very (Reader)
|A beautiful poem. Sad to a point, yet very inspirational.
The ending so unique and comforting to me.
|Reviewed by Fr. Kurt Messick
|Reviewed by Poetry Deborah
|Stunning work, Regis...absolutely stunning. I am right there with him and his guests in front of the fire. Wonderful!
|Reviewed by Marilyn Seray
|Shadows for company...so sad
|Reviewed by T. Emilie Dybevik (Reader)
|This is raw and damned haunting! EXCELLENT literature...makes my mind storm with a million emotions.
HIGH FIVE REG! You know how to blow up the place don't ya.
|Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
|This was beautiful, what memories you have written here, lovely and so moving,
|Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader)
|I put Vodka in the juice.|
|Reviewed by Sandy Knauer
|I enjoyed this! I like a gathering of one sometimes myself, reliving the special memories that stayed with me long after the relationships ended. Those pieces of others contribute to who I am.|
|Reviewed by Nancy D.
|Excellent imagery as well as writing.
|Reviewed by Claywoman
|this is great Regis! I so enjoy your works!|
|Reviewed by Sheila Jones (Reader)
|Wonderfully patterned, Regis. Your poetry is filled with emotion...
Happy New Year
|Reviewed by jan nunn
|"He’s turned off the lights
So he can see the shadows dance
Upon the wall
So he is not alone"
oh I love the image this creates..wonderful write Regis
|Reviewed by Oirdheirc Mor (Reader)
Strange how sitting staring into a burning fire can be so rewarding
( Mine was peat and log.)
One can see a great range of shadows.
Funny how sitting alone with a fire and large glass of whisky, can be so crowded.
Well Done Lad.
|Reviewed by Simon Thurlow (Reader)
|Wow Regis. Almost like a retelling of Dicken's Scrooge in the manner that you wrote it, but completely idfferent in it's text, meaning and message. Excellent write.
Also, big congratualtions to you as I noticed that you won the AD Contest during my absence from here. Surprised I am not for you are a talented writer.
|Reviewed by Lynn Barry
|You can take a still photo and make an entire short story out of it in poetic form...amazing talent...|
|Reviewed by anne cunningham
|i'm with deborah on this ... it was unique and yet ... i had the paul simon-rhymin' thing going onto. love the graphic too. -a|
|Reviewed by jude forese
|the shadows of our lives are always dancing around the fireplace in our minds ....
excellent,insightful poem ...
|Reviewed by Christine Morell
|A haunting and extremely moving poem. Outstanding.
Happy New Year to you and yours
|Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU
"Gathering of One" has an audience of billions some for indifference, some for belittling themselves, some for lack of gratitude, and all for lack of love.
This poem, "Gathering of One" was poemized with emotions of a wise observer, and poetized with words of a heart that pumps ink of wisdom
to comply with poetry’s must...Art, Beauty, Instructing, Guiding and stimulating wonders.
Thank You for posting this "Gathering Of One".
HEALTHY HAPPY NEW YEAR, POET!
Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU,
Apprentice-poet by the Grace of The Great Poet
|Reviewed by Amor Sabor
|Hauntingly sad yet beautifully written masterpiece, Regis. The shadows on the walls continue to dance as a reminder that we still can create through our imagination in that life contains a myriad of sweet surprises yet to come. Wishing you the best this Holiday Season and a rewarding New Year.
|Reviewed by S H (Reader)
|Very lonely and Haunting poem Regis. I enjoyed it. Even the rhyme. Can you believe it?|
|Reviewed by Debashish Haar (Reader)
|This is CREATIVE and BRILLIANT! Regis excellent write.|
|Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson
Gus got on the bus?
|Reviewed by ***** ********* (Reader)
|An awesome dialogue-driven piece of brittle social commentary, Regis! Wonderful to read and so real you can taste the frustration and the irony! Well done!|
|Reviewed by Bonita Quesinberry
|This is a tremendously good write, Regis: clearly reflects those poor souls who live in their memories instead of today. Perhaps they believe memories are all they have. Pity, for there is life until there is no more life. ~~Bonnie Q|
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|Extremely haunting and powerful write, Regis, and very well penned.|
|Reviewed by Helga Ross
|A creative original.
I enjoyed the mood, the warm feelings inside the lonely solitude.
|Reviewed by Linda Hill
|EXCELLENT, my friend.
I could see the man sitting there alone
watching his private shadows dancing
on the wall. There are so many lonely
people out there. If only there was a
way to help them.:(
You captured this with awe, my friend.
This goes in my library.
|Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz
|I know one of the "many millions" Trask referred to.
He could have half the world at his feet, if, for just
a day or so, he could forget himself and his ghosts,
and look into the sunlight.
Good work, as usual, Regis!
|Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK
|You Cannot Even Begin To Imagine How Many Millions Live This Way A Gathering Of One Alone!
|Reviewed by J. Pajot
|Wonderful expression of being alone without being "all alone". Good write, Regis. Much enjoyed...thank you.|
|Reviewed by Crystal-Rain Love
|This is so good, Regis! I think it's my favorite one by you yet.|
|Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers
|Another good write Regis. Made me feel all warm and toasty! Enjoyed. Lisa|
|Reviewed by John Bidwell
Put me right there.
|Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
|So atmospheric, so captavating write..|
|Reviewed by Kate Clifford
|Interesting and insightful write.|
|Reviewed by Vesna Perkovic
|Regis..I hope you are NOT potraying your loneliness..please say this poem is fictional...
Thankyou sooo much!
|Reviewed by George Carroll
|A solitary night to be with ones thoughts. Great|
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
|Been there many a times Regis!!
You took me right into this one...me sitting on the carpet watching those dancing shadows....thank you.. you gave me something to think and wonder about... as I will go to bed now...with vivid imageries in my head!!!
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|You really have depicted loneliness in a way that gives me shivers..Excellent poetry Regis...|
|Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader)
|Regis this is really a Awesome and Wonderful intricately woven piece...I really enjoyed this one!
I shall miss you my friend!
|Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero
|I like your writing, Regis. It is always focused, active, and present. I could see myself in that room and feel the loneliness there. It's remakable how much you say in just a few words.