Recent Reviews for Rea-Silvia Costin
Thiana-AVDELA-A Macedonian Village in the Northwestern Greece-Thiana's Nati (Book) - 2/6/2009 6:05:41 AM|
"Thiana" is the first book in a trilogy. "Thiana is a heart warming, true account of events, customs, and laguage of macedonians in a remote village in the northwestern Greece-AVDELA-around 1920's. Thiana, the book's heroine, grows through life experiences, her character steels with every adversity life tows in her path.
Also recommended: By the same author: "Short Stories: The Story of a Refugee"
The Mask (Poetry) - 4/24/2015 9:02:07 AM
Survival sometimes forces us to wear masks.
But I agree--we dare not master the ruse.
The Mask (Poetry) - 4/23/2015 12:02:27 PM
Is this a self-portrait? ;-) Love it, no matter. -- Jeff (your picture doesn't exude "icy cold," so I doubt it's a self-portrait)
The Mask (Poetry) - 4/23/2015 7:33:06 AM
What a wonderful lesson. When I see authors hiding behind pseudonyms and false personas, it makes it much harder for me to believe anything they write.
The Mask (Poetry) - 4/23/2015 7:14:10 AM
Can't say it better than Jerry. Beautiful write.
The Mask (Poetry) - 4/23/2015 3:47:53 AM
Yep. We all tend to hide behind masks, refusing to show our true selves. Short and very much to the point is this little beauty.
Her Eyes (Poetry) - 4/21/2015 11:39:34 AM
Much like the five stages of grief. Powerful poem!
Her Eyes (Poetry) - 4/21/2015 7:29:59 AM
A great tribute to a very courageous person. I may be wrong, but I think she was a spectator at that time, and now she was a participant. I'm so glad that prosthetics are so good now that those that have lost limbs can participate in vigorous athletic activities without harm and with great skill.
Her Eyes (Poetry) - 4/21/2015 6:40:49 AM
The Dream (Poetry) - 4/19/2015 8:19:09 AM
The fact that you're sweating makes me believe it wasn't a bad dream. As of the symbolism of the Eagle with the smoldering charcoal, it looks like Ed Phillips has some kind of intuition that I don't have. I think you can determine what that symbolism means more than I can.
I had a dream last week involving the character Allan Quatamein from the novel, King Solomon's Mines. I never read the book, and don't recall the movie. Still the dream had me composing a compelling poem using the character name, so I will try to re-create it for my poem this week. Wish me luck…
The Dream (Poetry) - 4/19/2015 7:30:27 AM
I have never had that dream, but I've had the feeling that we are losing our country to hopeless causes. The eagle and the smoldering charcoal say it better. Thanks for your thoughtful poem.
My Angel with a Colored Face (Poetry) - 2/25/2014 8:02:05 AM
All faces have color. Some have unfortunate scars. Some have pimples. Some have rosy cheeks, and some have wrinkles… but all have color of some form… none are colorless. And angels are angels wherever you can find them. I tend to call my good fortune just good fortune and don't give any angelic properties to good ordinary people.
Clearly, you know good art when you see it.
My Angel with a Colored Face (Poetry) - 2/24/2014 10:33:04 PM
Nice poetic story! Angels sometimes watch over other angels. So stay the course and enjoy the journey! Amen
My Angel with a Colored Face (Poetry) - 2/24/2014 6:42:14 PM
That's nice. Our angels are watching over us everyday.
My Angel with a Colored Face (Poetry) - 2/24/2014 5:38:50 PM
i think you may be right..we meet angels every now and then, the trick is to recognize them
Angels and Demons (Poetry) - 2/17/2014 6:54:02 AM
Very perceptive that alot of us wear mask to hide what's really inside their hearts. As for me I prefer the real Angel's.
Love and blessings,
Angels and Demons (Poetry) - 2/16/2014 9:06:40 AM
Certainly true. I employ three caregivers. Each one treats me slightly differently based on their personalities, background and experience. I am careful not to let any demons come into my home, although I have interviewed quite a few that begged me for a job that I saw through their true intentions.
My ex-wife's ex-husband was a nurse who "worked" nursing homes. Based on what I know of his behavior, I'm glad I was never under his care.
The Immigrants (Poetry) - 2/15/2014 10:56:16 PM
I agree with Ron. If you don't work, you don't eat. Well said!
Love (Poetry) - 2/15/2014 10:52:10 PM
Wonderfully expressed. Your poem is like a delicate rose, as is Love.
Angels and Demons (Poetry) - 2/15/2014 10:50:34 PM
A poem I am sure too time to express. You expressed all too well.
Those demons are headed straight to.....
Angels and Demons (Poetry) - 2/15/2014 6:23:33 PM
so ominous a write but well done
Love (Poetry) - 2/14/2014 8:16:48 AM
Like all living things, love needs to be nurtured carefully. On Valentine's Day I throw all caution to the wind and give roses to five ladies, thus ensuring that love will last beyond the flowers.
Love (Poetry) - 2/13/2014 2:06:33 AM
let the love fly on its own
Love (Poetry) - 2/12/2014 5:17:24 PM
The Immigrants (Poetry) - 12/21/2013 7:36:05 AM
All but the Native Americans were once immigrants. There are bad apples in every barrel along with the good ones.
The Immigrants (Poetry) - 12/20/2013 1:52:34 PM
The Immigrants (Poetry) - 12/12/2013 8:30:54 PM
politically, the greatest speak of our times was John Kennedy ...
The Immigrants (Poetry) - 12/12/2013 8:46:19 AM
In my first college speech class, I was taught not to say, "Ahh…" while thinking about what to say next. I was told that it was okay to pause during speech but not to say anything until I had formed my words carefully. I really wish that President Obama at had my class at Harvard. Aside from that, Obama is more careful in his speech than I, and while giving a formal speech is a brilliant speechwriter (although all presidents have speechwriters) in his own right.
I was born in this country and cut my own grass, trimmed my own nails and toe nails, and generally, did without "slave labor" except while in a restaurant where I tipped generously and at the barbershop where I did likewise until I had to hire help--both immigrants and those with caregiver mentalities.
As Ed has so eloquently stated, each new wave of immigrants was despised and treated badly by people who were also immigrants before, and served to work in the lowest paying and most dangerous of occupations, building the country into what it was and what it will continue to be, as long as we freely admit those who are willing to work hard and succeed.
Unfortunately, so many in our country feel that selfishness is their privilege and birthright, and cannot see any value in hard work and trying to be successful at all. That thinking will be our downfall.
The Immigrants (Poetry) - 12/12/2013 7:40:06 AM
I certainly agree that Obama is the most gifted speaker of our times. But you have given us many good reasons to think about our roots, our heritage, and who really made this country what it is--the immigrants! Well said.
OUR HERO! (Poetry) - 10/17/2011 6:00:08 PM
His story is expressed beautifully by you. What a moving experience it must have been to hear him tell it. Our HERO!
Regrets (Poetry) - 7/1/2010 3:08:45 PM
Very well done!
Misfits (Poetry) - 6/15/2010 3:52:46 AM
You are a student of life and people and it shows in your poem. Well penned and compelling.
Misfits (Poetry) - 6/11/2010 1:27:12 PM
I like this a lot! It has a warm optimistic feel to it.
Misfits (Poetry) - 6/11/2010 12:16:36 PM
absolutely funny and so tru....though perhaps years and social stations apart.....the two invariably could not be told apart....nice point and well-made
Personal Transformation (Poetry) - 3/25/2010 7:25:12 PM
Grabbing life in a full embrace, just fantastic...
Be always safe,
Seasons… (Poetry) - 3/15/2010 6:10:42 AM
The real us, the persons we are inside, trapped in a body that ages, remains unchanged, not affected by aging.
Prayer (Poetry) - 9/4/2009 1:52:21 PM
A lovely sentiment. The first and last lines say it all. Often so difficult, but an inspiration to aspire to, for sure.
Why? (Poetry) - 9/4/2009 1:48:18 PM
No need for you to feel guilty. The right feeling to have is gratitude.
War does produce this question. Complicated feelings well expressed.
Phoenix (Poetry) - 9/2/2009 2:12:02 PM
This reads like wisdom from an ancient manuscript. It reminds me of Sufi poetry. Nice choice of picture too.
Why? (Poetry) - 3/4/2009 4:04:33 AM
Very nice POEM!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Why? (Poetry) - 3/3/2009 1:51:44 PM
Powerful; God bless our soldiers and our veterans...ALL of them! They deserve nothing but the best!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :( >tears! <
Why? (Poetry) - 3/3/2009 12:42:34 PM
May God continue to bless all our troops and may he bless America too, keeping her strong through the many who now volunteer....
Be always safe,
Why? (Poetry) - 3/3/2009 12:25:42 PM
There is a reason and God has the answer......He has a testimony.....peace
Why? (Poetry) - 3/3/2009 7:26:28 AM
Why? The answer is in your words, "so I don't have to." As the daughter, sister, niece, and cousin of Veterans, as well as a USAF Veteran, myself, this one hit close to home. War is hell ... but our troops deserve respect and should lack for nothing. Powerfully penned, Rea.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Thorn (Poetry) - 2/25/2009 11:42:50 PM
Great poem,excellent work,take care
Thorn (Poetry) - 2/25/2009 3:40:42 PM
Inspirationally fitting as we are all in times of uncertainty...
Be always safe,
Christ's Eyes (Poetry) - 2/25/2009 7:42:11 AM
Christ's eyes looks into our souls and still loves us. Great poem!
TEARS (Poetry) - 2/25/2009 7:39:48 AM
You wrote this poem with intense pain and frustration, and the only result...tears. No other emotion can be more appropriate for a useless war, and mankind will continue to shed tears in years to come.
Picture (Poetry) - 2/25/2009 7:35:44 AM
It's amazing what memories an old photo can bring....some sad and some sweet. Enjoyed reading this poem very much.
TEARS (Poetry) - 2/22/2009 8:30:38 PM
Expressive and well written piece,take care
TEARS (Poetry) - 2/22/2009 8:00:23 PM
Effective imagery to express the futility of war. Thank you.
The Bird (Poetry) - 2/19/2009 4:25:17 PM
Oh how adoringly beautiful and what a gorgeous tiny bird, so amazing...
Be always safe,
The Bird (Poetry) - 2/19/2009 5:35:25 AM
The little bird seemed so free, and I guess it's natural to wonder if we are. Love the poem and the picture.
The Bird (Poetry) - 2/19/2009 5:29:53 AM
I recently found a bird in my home, as well. And I, too, was able to release him. And I think any visit from our earthly neighbors is a good omen.
Christ's Eyes (Poetry) - 2/18/2009 5:29:55 PM
YOU SAY IT ALLSO PEACEBUL LIKE. i KNOW YOU DO KNOW THE TRUE SAVIOR AND PASSING IT ON TO US THIS WAY IS BEING A GREAT SAINT FOR jESUS.
Christ's Eyes (Poetry) - 2/18/2009 3:31:05 AM
Beautiful work,take care
Brotherly Love (Poetry) - 2/17/2009 5:18:05 PM
Bound together by love....a wonderful poem. You were wise to look beyond the outer appearances and learn from their love. Connie
Christ's Eyes (Poetry) - 2/17/2009 3:21:15 PM
Echoes of love for all mankind through forgiveness, God bless...
Be always safe,
Christ's Eyes (Poetry) - 2/17/2009 7:35:11 AM
No greater love...
Christ's Eyes (Poetry) - 2/17/2009 6:05:56 AM
This says it all! He died for us, to cover our sins with His blood. What greater love is this?
LOVE (Poetry) - 2/10/2009 5:02:40 AM
Excellent poem,take care.I enjoy reading it
LOVE (Poetry) - 2/9/2009 1:17:56 PM
Inspirationally and beautifully sentimental....
Be always safe,
LOVE (Poetry) - 2/9/2009 12:48:36 PM
Great poem,excellent work,all of us is craving for love,take care
Brotherly Love (Poetry) - 2/5/2009 4:10:00 PM
It is the love shared that carries them through, beautiful insight...
Be always safe,
Brotherly Love (Poetry) - 2/5/2009 12:37:28 PM
Amen to the last part of your poem :-).I enjoy reading it,take care
Spanish Moss (Poetry) - 2/5/2009 3:24:37 AM
Excellent and well written poem,take care