Recent Reviews for Erin E Kelly-Moen
The Ravyn: Riding the Cyclone by Jennifer Sloan (Book) - 12/13/2009 12:59:13 AM|
I may well check out this book. Being a very fussy reader myself, It has to be said that this may well need reading.
You should look out for another sale here!
The Ravyn: Riding the Cyclone by Jennifer Sloan (Book) - 5/17/2006 6:54:13 AM
What a haunting poem. You can feel the dancer's pain, and you want to know what brought her to this point. Very, very good work.
Thomas "Sonny G"
The Ravyn: Riding the Cyclone by Jennifer Sloan (Book) - 3/12/2006 3:07:29 PM
This poem is written with precision and chills me to the bone. Very effective.
The Ravyn: Riding the Cyclone by Jennifer Sloan (Book) - 12/31/2005 3:44:43 PM
Erin, thank you for posting 'She spins'...it is a gripping sample, heart-wrenching and, with its crystal pure wording, still beautiful to read...
Wishing you much acclaim!
The Ravyn: Riding the Cyclone by Jennifer Sloan (Book) - 10/17/2004 6:46:55 AM
A much needed book on a disturbing and alarming subject which has to be addressed head on to combat the evil and long term damage of child abuse..
Poetry Pages: A Collection of Voices From Around the World (Book) - 11/3/2003 2:25:59 PM
Sounds very good Erin, all the sample poems were great and touching. G
Poetry Pages: A Collection of Voices From Around the World (Book) - 7/18/2003 2:05:05 PM
This was good!!
remind me of my insignificance
as i stand between earth and sky
riding the waves of the earths heartbeat
sailing through minds naked eye
Enjoyed very much!!
Flash Fiction: Bookmarked (Short Story) - 4/4/2009 7:55:46 AM
Good story, Erin; well done!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Not so sure what "flash fiction" is either; enlighten me!
Flash Fiction: Bookmarked (Short Story) - 4/4/2009 5:59:37 AM
Not understanding what 'flash fiction' is, I guess it's a slice of life written as quickly as possible?!? You've done well, here - set the mood, told the story, and told it well - was caught up in your words. Well done!
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Flash Fiction: Bookmarked (Short Story) - 4/4/2009 5:18:40 AM
this is really nice-
Flash Fiction: I Miss... (Short Story) - 10/27/2008 11:10:54 AM
Enjoyed the writing.
Thank goodness you can remember the 70"s because there was good smoke back then.
Flash Fiction: I Miss... (Short Story) - 7/2/2008 5:07:18 AM
Beautiful. This is indeed a moving, touching piece that flowed with each gentle word emanating of life and what is now gone.
I miss a lot too. I look back on my own past and wonder, "If I knew then what I know now, would things be different? Would things be better?" Missed chances, missed opportunities, and lost time and dreams.
Flash Fiction: Crystal (Short Story) - 1/26/2008 6:07:38 PM
Great lesson taught in few words.
Flash Fiction: I Miss... (Short Story) - 12/23/2006 1:01:12 PM
Thanks for reminding me about those earth shoes Erin! I was writing something about the Seventies and couldn't remember what those clodhoppers were called.
Flash Fiction: Crystal (Short Story) - 12/12/2006 8:37:59 PM
Good piece. It hits hard in the end.
Flash Fiction: I Miss... (Short Story) - 10/17/2006 2:40:52 AM
And, I see that you miss a lot of non-fiction, too. This is so poignant and loving. Don't know why I missed it when posted, but so glad I ran across today. Thank you for this tender confessional of minor infractions along the way. I'm older than you, but didn't we all do them and lived through... somehow? You speak for millions, and you do it without lamentation or regret, the curse of my generation. Thank you so very much for bringing my family's time back for pleasure and reassessment. Yes, you have affected the life of a grateful individual... and that isn't easy these days.
Blessings of a special kind to you and yours.
FF: Fake (Short Story) - 7/7/2006 5:59:48 AM
I don't live in Arizona, but have felt this disappointment many times during droughts in my part of the world. A very powerful piece of poetic prose written by an extremely talented writer.
FF: Fake (Short Story) - 3/19/2006 9:22:12 AM
For me, FAKE gives material life and spiritual depth to a moment that could be filled as much with threats of killing danger as it could be with promises of life-saving revelation. An exquisite literary sculpture of agony embracing ecstasy beneath the blazing Arizona sky.
Flash Fiction: I Miss... (Short Story) - 2/4/2006 12:36:16 PM
A very moving write, brings back lots of memories and makes us realise how many simple things we miss.
Birgit and Roger
Flash Fiction: Crystal (Short Story) - 2/4/2006 12:34:09 PM
A very moving story, truely loved it!
Birgit and Roger
Flash Fiction: Crystal (Short Story) - 11/20/2005 7:18:06 PM
I enjoyed this. Please write more...
Chrissy K. McVay
Flash Fiction: Crystal (Short Story) - 10/23/2005 4:06:10 AM
Though, short, this is powerful writing, Erin. Petty fighting and jealousy seems damn useless in the face of friendship.
Thanks for sharing.
Flash Fiction: Crystal (Short Story) - 8/12/2005 7:45:00 AM
loved the detached feel of this write, and yet the emotion churning directly beneath was imminently experienced through description and implication ... your writing contains depths, and always, a lesson.
Flash Fiction: I Miss... (Short Story) - 10/22/2004 5:28:30 AM
Very touching, Erin.
Flash Fiction: Crystal (Short Story) - 10/9/2004 2:00:58 PM
Very good write. You tackle the hardest challenge a writer can know; exposing your heart in your writings to a too-rough world.
Flash Fiction: Crystal (Short Story) - 6/26/2004 4:57:49 PM
This indeed is the gift of vision. It grabs the reader and takes them to the time and place your words are painting. I am in awe of your ability to communicate.
Thank you for sharing that gift with us
FF: Fake (Short Story) - 6/2/2004 5:36:45 AM
Erin: I can surely understand what you are talking about, as I live in the same area as you. The monsoon season isn't any time soon yet, but you described its capriciousness (that IS a word , isn't it?) very well. Very nice poem!
FF: Fake (Short Story) - 5/16/2004 2:55:24 PM
Very powerful piece Erin!!
Flash Fiction: Crystal (Short Story) - 5/16/2004 2:29:21 AM
You have the gift of vision, Erin. It's something not every writer has. Some can write things we enjoy at the moment, then quickly forget. But not you. You make the reader 'feel' and live the moment, and immediately understand it in terms of his/her own experience. A priceless talent. Keep writing, please!
Flash Fiction: I Miss... (Short Story) - 5/3/2004 4:42:14 PM
nice write, erin! well done!
(((HUGS))) and love, your tx. friend, karen lynn. :D
Hanley (Doc) Harding (Article) - 11/2/2013 7:48:13 AM
I fear that a number of former AD authors have left us without notification here. Thank you for informing me. At some point in the past, both you and Doc Harding cut me out of your list of favorites, probably because I was critical of your writing at some point or another. That's okay. I'm still concerned about the quality of writing displayed here, but realize that AD is more of a social network then than a serious writers' collaboration.
Harding seemed to have had some "axes to grind" and this forum allowed him to do that.
As time marches on, I hope that when someone dies that there will be a way that everyone will be notified like reading an obituary in the local newspaper. That may not be possible if the only one contacting the site is the author and his or her loved ones to not know how to enter and make the announcement.
Hanley (Doc) Harding (Article) - 11/2/2013 7:03:19 AM
The essence of loss and you've captured it.
5th IFLAC PAVE PEACE Impressions, LA, 2005 (Article) - 7/22/2010 2:06:57 AM
Conceptual Godhood (Article) - 4/27/2010 12:37:40 PM
Or, as in one expounding I wrote titled ďGODÖ?Ē, each planet, sun, moon, every atom of being in our universe is each a single cell of GOD. We, as a universe, are God."
Incredible article. I was searching for something by you to read, and found this which also includes a good poem. You ask: "Is God selfish?" He is in a way, but "his" selfish must include all things, so it is of the right kind. So many great questions you ask, and as I've recently been reading on ancient history, I too wonder what happened to those ancient sons of god or gods?
But is a civilization as a whole an expression of his Will? If not even "unselfishness" may be wasted. We can learn a thing or two from the deep past, but it is people like you who keep us on track...
So I too live in an isolated country area; maybe it gets us thinking too much.
5th IFLAC PAVE PEACE Impressions, LA, 2005 (Article) - 9/27/2005 7:23:30 PM
Appreciated this write very much. Your very clear understanding of the issues at hand and your impressionistic portraits of those attending made me feel almost like I was there. Thank you for sharing the passion and the knowledge.
5th IFLAC PAVE PEACE Impressions, LA, 2005 (Article) - 9/27/2005 3:11:27 AM
Good morning Erin. It sounds like it was a wonderful enriching experience. Thanks for sharing this information. Trish
Conceptual Godhood (Article) - 3/8/2005 7:46:50 PM
Mind is not all, only part of the equasion. With all our knowledge, we are still limited to numbers and symbols and myths to try and understand our existence. We sense the shadows of other dimensions and have discovered other universes! But we choose to anchor ourselves to the illusion of constancy, when life is in constant flux and continual evolution...
Conceptual Godhood (Article) - 12/16/2004 2:09:06 PM
Definitively thought-provoking and wonderfully penned, "Conceptual Godhood" certainly does define "The wonder of Being . . ." Thanks for this excellent write!!
Conceptual Godhood (Article) - 11/20/2003 9:26:16 AM
We were created in His image... and created with a free will. Unfortunately... many of us use that free will to chase shadows or search for magic and emotion instead of grasping solid truth that is laid out plainly before us. Oh to be a robot! Pre programmed and with no doubts about my creator... and no blame for my actions. A deep write with lots of meat to chew on!
Conceptual Godhood (Article) - 11/9/2003 8:27:43 PM
This one's over my head Erin, much too deep for my simple faith to grasp!
Conceptual Godhood (Article) - 10/5/2003 8:17:08 PM
very thoughtful. i agree with much of what you say here, with only the added caveat that God with capital G is infinite, while we are but partial reflections, each containing the seed of holiness to differing degrees. wonderful work!
Conceptual Godhood (Article) - 10/4/2003 1:40:01 PM
Conceptual Godhood (Article) - 10/4/2003 11:19:13 AM
Great thinking, great questions. It's a measure of deep satisfaction and intrigue that you and I get to ask questions, rather than having to depend on the "clergy" or "leaders" to do so and pass to us their conclusions if they deign. We could not have done so in times and places past. Let's hope and work to retain that right by doing just what you are doing with this great poem and discussion -- ASK QUESTIONS!!! I think the questions may be as important as the answers.
Conceptual Godhood (Article) - 10/4/2003 4:27:14 AM
dear Erin- the dividing line between the way life and people go from assembling,learning, problem solving, via a looking back mechanism -counting backwards to take our forward steps, and the actual future that only starts from an assumption of we just are-exist-can have no
exact definition of an exact start because something always had to be before from this method of counting...the dividing line lay in the existence of the way we think itself. Youve heard the expression we are children of the universe..that is what is...our steps forward are from looking backwards-and that is what exists-is ,however untangeable that is-the further forward we go the greater change to the things of the whole-which just is-like a container and its contents are always together no matter how you divide them. In this scientific age we have not learned the distunction getween conquering(as in nature) and controlling-controlling is an end to forward counting(the future) and comes from scientific method which is of learning intellect and is only a looking back phenomonom. We cannot clone genes-cannot control the weather, cannot continue to make new elements in the accelerators. God is from a perception of that we all do go forwards to an unknown and all come from the same place(have the same big and little pieces of the past (in common exactly or not like the human family DNA tree)in our separate societies and has no application with science(a baby after birth starts to cry,how?,-all the scientists on earth or ever lived now or before could never predict actual instinct response or the happenstances of life. By the real definition of god of the very old-he is never an actual person-but a commonality passed down father to son. "God helped me"my feet are on the ground, the baby walks upright, all these are where god is-on the ground upright, among the living. My cognition luck and chance are my god. Science s only among these things in our lives.
We all struggle and worry with things wrong in the world-of which today science is a very prominent component of-and the lines of our vulnerabilities to nature have shouldered changes appeared to be almost impossible magic by science, but things are not really any different, and men who bear their fears(which are usually no more in total than the feeling itself that derails many) grow strong as those who lean are weakening us all. Good men as scientists arent scientist to change the world as their initial primary thought-they like to think scientifically like some people like to knit, the rest see where all the esteem money and gain is."my son the doctor"..in ol culture scholars were always respected and cared for. The amount of honor and number of scholars today is in near infinite amount(like the difference in the amount of gold and building materials) compared with the actual changes in scholarship, and our actual perspective our feet on the earth to bear the presence of god is greatly diluted.
Conceptual Godhood (Article) - 10/3/2003 8:36:12 PM
As long as your asking questions your doing okay :-) Thanks for the sharing.
Conceptual Godhood (Article) - 10/3/2003 8:31:34 PM
So ERIN, WOW!! I started something, glad I could spark your creative juices herein. I read the above and enjoyed it immensely. I love to philosophisize (is that a word?) about things like this with anyone who cares to join in with my conversation. I was thinking while reading the above, if maybe we are ALL gods in some way and with regards bees and like that, maybe if we are all gods, then each organism is in its own universe as well...? It just hit me that way, and I loved reading it and hope to hear more from you! Thanks for a fun, thought provoking read, Peace, ED
Autistic-ism (Poetry) - 11/23/2014 4:35:54 PM
our many selves always come to join us ...
In a Poet's Eyes (Poetry) - 10/29/2014 1:29:47 PM
Recall the sunny hours my grandpa would say to me. Keep thinking in poetry come rain or thunder. :)
In a Poet's Eyes (Poetry) - 10/19/2014 9:28:21 PM
Good write with great insight. Well done!
In a Poet's Eyes (Poetry) - 10/16/2014 3:30:11 PM
Most enjoyable read excellent write
Love & Peace be with you
In a Poet's Eyes (Poetry) - 9/27/2014 8:07:41 AM
All I can say is: "Here's looking at you, kid."
In a Poet's Eyes (Poetry) - 9/24/2014 8:35:13 AM
This is real good. I enjoyed the last two lines most of all.
In a Poet's Eyes (Poetry) - 9/23/2014 10:47:57 PM
Enjoy to see you dropping in every now and again to share your "wares" with us...Good to see & read you...Peace, -e-
such a little fish (Poetry) - 9/23/2014 6:48:25 PM
I get upset, when i see posts telling me 'I should... Not my favorite phrase. I should exist. . I'll soon be dead, so what's the big deal?
Losing the Age War (Poetry) - 7/23/2014 10:38:53 AM
If she has children, she will reach your conundrum in time.
Losing the Age War (Poetry) - 7/21/2014 9:30:41 AM
They all go through a phase of rebellious stage. In a few years, they'll be asking you how you have dealt with their terrible selves.
Not to worry, daughter will come around and be again as sweet as she once has been to you in a couple of years.
Losing the Age War (Poetry) - 7/21/2014 6:48:10 AM
it gets better when the daughter has her own ...
Losing the Age War (Poetry) - 7/21/2014 3:46:42 AM
Ahhh . . . It's the age-old problem, Erin, the mother-daughter relationship. Usually they come around and understand that mother was quite right all along, but it takes them a little growing to get there. By then, sometimes the rift between them is so wide they can't cross it. Hope that doesn't happen to you.
Losing the Age War (Poetry) - 7/20/2014 10:56:32 PM
Kids don't understand that their mothers/fathers only know more because they have been through it and have gotten past it...but they, the kids still have to learn on their own...hope your mother/daughter problems work out, if I read this correctly...ed
My Kathy-Love (Poetry) - 7/17/2014 1:44:25 PM
...every word counts...making an emotional
point...with an enduring message of love...
Thank you Erin, for sharing your poem.
WickedyWoo (Poetry) - 7/16/2014 9:06:30 PM
I miss Bug so much! This was him healthy, a butter-licking boy of ill repute! Then he kept getting skinnier, sicker, an ethereal spirit still walking on earth, or in the tree above me. Surprise was his element, love was his all, otherness his path. Love you, baby-boy!
My Kathy-Love (Poetry) - 7/12/2014 11:11:30 AM
Been awhile. This is what should be found under "Poetry" in the dictionary. Beauty personified. It's good to see your words, they are full of life - as much as a poem can hold.
My Kathy-Love (Poetry) - 7/7/2014 11:19:15 AM
Full of love and sweet tenderness.
My Kathy-Love (Poetry) - 7/7/2014 5:10:08 AM
Reminds me of a fairy tale, oh so fun to read...and its so rarely that I see a poem from my friend Erin that I rush to read it and enjoy it always...e
My Kathy-Love (Poetry) - 7/6/2014 9:54:06 PM
This poem truly amazed me. What a tender and sweet ode of Love.
Eclectricity (Poetry) - 5/29/2014 10:04:12 AM
You think and your write excellent poetry worthy of reviews so therefore you are
Peace be with you
Eclectricity (Poetry) - 5/3/2014 4:49:50 PM
the magnetic impulses of your poem does indeed stimulate the polarity of my thoughts ...
Eclectricity (Poetry) - 4/30/2014 7:41:16 AM
No you're not because, a pair of dimes is only worth $.20.
Bodies of Corn on Paper Towels (Poetry) - 4/28/2014 10:12:26 AM
That persistent moth probably knew you in another life and was trying to warn you--of what, I do not know
Bodies of Corn on Paper Towels (Poetry) - 4/28/2014 7:13:39 AM
you gotta turn that cheek all the way around and then you'll find they're really the freaks ...
Where Have You Gone II? (Poetry) - 4/19/2014 9:39:24 AM
Erin, this is truly beautiful and I am so glad I came here to read it, your fan, kimberly
Fumbling Obsolescence (Poetry) - 4/15/2014 8:11:21 PM
at least it wasn't planned obsolescence ...
Fumbling Obsolescence (Poetry) - 4/14/2014 4:38:31 PM
...take good care of your words if...should
hunt you in days ahead...let the silence
speak..."love Lies ahead!"...if you make
enough effort with enough faith...over time
it works wonders!
HAPPY EASTER ERIN!
Fumbling Obsolescence (Poetry) - 4/14/2014 7:11:39 AM
We all are becoming obsolete, some sooner than others.
Fumbling Obsolescence (Poetry) - 4/14/2014 4:08:12 AM
Sounds normal to me!
Not This Time: The Ravyn Has Flown Out of the Cyclone and Into Death (Poetry) - 3/22/2014 9:34:46 PM
My sweet Jenn! Another year comes, and goes, again. Damn time.
such a little fish (Poetry) - 3/8/2014 6:48:07 AM
Cute poem. Enjoyed!!
Lady Mary Ann
such a little fish (Poetry) - 3/3/2014 5:23:54 PM
such a little fish (Poetry) - 3/3/2014 11:47:43 AM
"There are many fishes in the sea." We can camouflage ourselves in many ways, so it's difficult to tell the sharks from the guppies. Your poem speaks well to that dilemma.
such a little fish (Poetry) - 3/3/2014 8:31:01 AM
such a little fish (Poetry) - 3/3/2014 3:54:33 AM
Little fish got to learn how to swim in the sea of life, got to learn the art of survival, for there are so many big fish around.
such a little fish (Poetry) - 3/3/2014 1:59:45 AM
i really enjoyed this one
AZ sometimes.. (Poetry) - 2/27/2014 3:06:50 PM
Phantasmagorical, I love it!
AZ sometimes.. (Poetry) - 2/27/2014 8:12:24 AM
You didn't fake it, but I couldn't take itÖ Too fractured for me.
AZ sometimes.. (Poetry) - 2/27/2014 1:50:45 AM
AZ sometimes.. (Poetry) - 2/26/2014 9:35:32 PM
a meticulous potpourri of word and thought ...
R U Ok (Poetry) - 2/2/2014 9:28:30 AM
R U Ok (Poetry) - 1/28/2014 8:19:24 AM
R U Ok (Poetry) - 1/28/2014 8:05:26 AM
at least we can open our eyes and ask ...
R U Ok (Poetry) - 1/28/2014 3:12:00 AM
good is just that
Reasonís Seasons (Poetry) - 1/25/2014 11:04:25 PM
In appreation of your uni-que Uni-Verse
I Gotta Eat More Lead (Poetry) - 1/25/2014 1:07:26 PM
Enjoyed the poem but, not the lead!
I Gotta Eat More Lead (Poetry) - 1/18/2014 4:28:18 PM
We should all post this poem on our headboards.
I Gotta Eat More Lead (Poetry) - 1/18/2014 11:10:09 AM
Did you notice how quickly Ron stopped writing? But seriously...tis better to eat lead from a pencil than from a gun. Fun write! Clever and witty.
I Gotta Eat More Lead (Poetry) - 1/18/2014 10:54:22 AM
Paper has absorbed more poison than we will ever know. It's a good thing that pencils are made with graphite and not lead because many people seem to have to suck on the end of their pencil before they have an idea to write. Think about it, if pencil tips for those folks were truly lead, by that little act of mindless toying, their brains would gradually become so dead as not to have any thoughts at all.
I Gotta Eat More Lead (Poetry) - 1/18/2014 8:54:01 AM
an alchemical soup that spells out the transmutation of heavy thought ...
I Gotta Eat More Lead (Poetry) - 1/18/2014 3:42:41 AM
much to ponder here
Reasonís Seasons (Poetry) - 12/31/2013 7:37:24 AM
The imagery I see is Erin c. 1 million B.C.
In bear skin clothing and a big stick shaking it at the sky
and shouting "I'll get even!"
Or maybe its Rachel Welch.
Reasonís Seasons (Poetry) - 12/30/2013 8:03:05 AM
life moves on ... we have no choice but to move along with it ... we can always recapture the seasons with our heart and minds ... we return to that which we really belong with, the universal hum of reason ...
powerful sentiment and imagery, Erin ...
Reasonís Seasons (Poetry) - 12/30/2013 3:24:49 AM
you belong, we all belong
My 'Amidst'! (Poetry) - 12/13/2013 3:59:34 AM
Erin, You can feel your emotions and at one time or another we have had a friend like " Miss Kitty," Love your drawing of her.
Abstracts Vibrate (Poetry) - 12/11/2013 8:47:33 PM
I am, therefore, I think.
My 'Amidst'! (Poetry) - 11/17/2013 2:35:21 PM
A menage trios of innocent friendship and lifelong love.
My 'Amidst'! (Poetry) - 11/5/2013 9:46:32 AM
So Sorry that I can not see the picture,
but I loved your poem, Erin
My 'Amidst'! (Poetry) - 11/4/2013 7:25:23 AM
Powerfully penned, Erin. Well done.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Yawwn.. Or: Another Warp and Weave (Poetry) - 10/16/2013 10:09:58 AM
Weaving words brings
a tapestry, Erin
Yawwn.. Or: Another Warp and Weave (Poetry) - 10/15/2013 2:51:05 PM
Please let the distractions leave me to my devices that I may find the words; bring me to a better place. Twinkie-twizzle into something wonderful. Some word-smiles-lined up to make the child in me smile for the wonderful thing I have wrought. I love that place to Erin. Bob
Yawwn.. Or: Another Warp and Weave (Poetry) - 10/15/2013 2:04:01 PM
I love it! Of course, I don't have the faintest idea what it means, but then...
Yawwn.. Or: Another Warp and Weave (Poetry) - 10/15/2013 12:27:43 PM
Quite the interesting write, Erin.
Yawwn.. Or: Another Warp and Weave (Poetry) - 10/15/2013 6:22:12 AM
While you're at it, weave me something warp er, uh, warm for my "buddy" below, he is feeling scared of his up coming surgery & needs to feel loved...LOL e
Clouds Crumble (Poetry) - 9/21/2013 9:34:53 PM
~ Apocalyptic ~ Visionary
of significant destructive impact
Clouds Crumble (Poetry) - 9/18/2013 6:22:18 AM
I'm beginning to understand you, Erin. This could be the start of something big! I like it.
Clouds Crumble (Poetry) - 9/18/2013 2:36:00 AM
Very well put, Erin.
Clouds Crumble (Poetry) - 9/18/2013 2:33:46 AM
very well done
I Need Some Absinthe! (Poetry) - 8/25/2013 4:26:10 PM
Fly Erin Fly! Drink, drink in life.
I Need Some Absinthe! (Poetry) - 8/25/2013 9:43:44 AM
the romance of belle ťpoque naughtiness
must give way to what's in the glass..
Loved your poem, Erin
The Eye of God Verses the Computer Screen (Poetry) - 8/23/2013 7:50:50 PM
God as machine? God as image? God as the all-seeing eye? I've always preferred to think of God as the diffuse consciousness who inhabits the vast and tiny interstices of the universe. So thinly covering the web of reality as to be only imperceptibly detected by the strongest will to see. A step away and a vast remove of light years breadth from us and all we know. Near and far here or, there. No need to scream my dear. It changes nothing. Just everything. protect me father, even such as i...........
I Need Some Absinthe! (Poetry) - 8/23/2013 7:39:51 PM
Many years aqo I needed the haven of euphoria to make me feel outside the world and above the petty things. I remember the first taste of absinthe many years ago on a warm California evening. That and the thin whisp of hashish. We finished the bottle in small cut glass juice glasses. Seemed like a week later I was heaving my guts out. Might have been the same night/morning. A waste of fine liquor as my last stepfather would have said. I don't need that soaring feeling these days I believe. I have more fun from a well done line of words Erin. Bob
I Need Some Absinthe! (Poetry) - 8/21/2013 8:18:14 PM
Nicely expressed Erin. Well done!
Absinthe is a bit stronger than my usual glass of wine.
I cannot say if I ever tried anything that refined.
But I love the taste of anise so let's toast if only for one time.
I dare to say, this drink may put me away so I probably cannot stay!
I Need Some Absinthe! (Poetry) - 8/21/2013 1:28:35 AM
Very well put, Erin. An excellent, inspirational piece.
#Marsss= (Poetry) - 8/10/2013 8:45:19 PM
Perhaps the conversation of thinking rocklike beings when first encountering carbon-based bags of walking water? The parent as old as the dim beginnings of the universe to the stripling of only a billion years, yet transported by light backward to the beginnning and there when the plan was "formed". Perhaps the tale of a madman? Shush child, you'll blow your mind. Loved it. Very clever Erin. Bob
Quantum Entanglement! (Poetry) - 7/28/2013 3:42:12 PM
world without end
Equalizing the Equation of the Written Word, in Thirteen Parts (Poetry) - 7/26/2013 4:17:20 PM
Brilliant self-flagellation Erin. Tortured rationalizations always pierce our walls. In the end we find contentment even though the infant will scream a lot before being birthed. The duality of human beings is never truly ended till death. Maybe that's as it should be?
Quantum Entanglement! (Poetry) - 7/26/2013 4:04:06 PM
Everything goes somewhere and nothing in this reality, ceases to exist. As to where it goes, maybe my head, or the tenth dimension. Worlds renewed = worlds ended. Life is too tenuous to overburden anything, not even the heart of God. Stuff that up your Einstein/Rosen bridge and smoke it. So said the two elephants holding up the universe to the giant turtle moving them along. Yes Erin, there is a world beyond and more beyond that. Worlds without end...Bob
Quantum Entanglement! (Poetry) - 7/25/2013 7:37:49 AM
Great work. I enjoyed the speculation. My thoughts, too. Perhaps black holes are (fatal) portals to the other part of our universe, and the Big Bang was one that went out of control?
Quantum Entanglement! (Poetry) - 7/24/2013 12:04:01 PM
You have succeeded in tangling my brain quantumly.
Quantum Entanglement! (Poetry) - 7/24/2013 3:44:53 AM
There is a world beyond, indeed. Nicely done, Erin.
Quantum Entanglement! (Poetry) - 7/24/2013 3:25:42 AM
Infinity- Interesting- Enjoyed, Erin!
Uninspired or: Moth Dust (Poetry) - 7/22/2013 12:06:12 PM
Uninspired or: Moth Dust (Poetry) - 7/21/2013 9:49:55 PM
Embodiment of moth abstract,
different but interesting..
Another Day, Fever-Felt (Poetry) - 7/6/2013 5:22:03 AM
The heat is terrible as one gets older, I know.
The Disappointment (Poetry) - 6/30/2013 5:46:32 PM
Wonderful....the rise and fall of disappointment has its own charm...very clearly penned
The Disappointment (Poetry) - 6/30/2013 1:40:21 PM
A poignant poem about lack of self-worth. It is one with which I can identify because I have had those feelings all my life.I am a war baby and have experienced discrimination throughout my life because of my sex. I do feel that the diamond-shaped question marks are not required to get the message across to readers.I enjoyed reading your poem.
The Disappointment (Poetry) - 6/30/2013 12:39:15 PM
Have we met? Ha.
Of course there is a fine line between frankness (truthful speaking), and being rude and opinionated. Sometimes it is a fine line, and crossing it can be seen as arrogance, but those 'wonderful' people often seem to good to be true. Most of just do our best, but still disappoint someone. Good and unique piece.
Another Day, Fever-Felt (Poetry) - 6/26/2013 8:06:55 AM
Such a talented writer that you are
not to be wasted on a hot summer's day!
Erin needs to play in the rain...
Another Day, Fever-Felt (Poetry) - 6/25/2013 11:03:59 AM
It could be somewhere in Arizona, or it could be menopause. I'll let you decide.
Another Day, Fever-Felt (Poetry) - 6/25/2013 7:40:15 AM
For life to go on, do whatever it takes...e
Another Day, Fever-Felt (Poetry) - 6/25/2013 3:09:48 AM
Whatever it takes, Erin. Do your best to stay well.
Another Day, Fever-Felt (Poetry) - 6/25/2013 12:49:17 AM
hide as best you wish for your own safety
Mine Muse (Poetry) - 6/23/2013 5:02:53 PM
What wrought this thought? I've often fought with feelings only to be overcome. And then again my mind misgives, and once again my thought within me lives. No feeling of a loss so great as a muse who did not wait, but on ahead forged resolute until I gained her confidence. She knows me more than I myself have known how feelings come and go.
Don't despair! Your muse is there, but weighted down perhaps with care.
The smile is waiting for your face to crown your frown with its disgrace. A smile is such a fickle thing. Karaoke can't make it sing. But when the yellow bird of paradise sits bloated with the wedding rice, a shotgun blast will scatter his repast, and his last thoughts your muse will bring.
Moral of the story: Don't look a gift bird in the mouth, especially if it's bequeathed at your shotgun wedding! (time to sing now!)
By the way, I enjoyed reading your poem. You have a fine style.
Mine Muse (Poetry) - 6/20/2013 7:38:27 AM
Please check the filing cabinets of your mind *Erin*
interesting penning, but don't want to lose you..
Mine Muse (Poetry) - 6/19/2013 11:57:36 AM
A muse is a terrible thing to waste. But when you've lost it, it's even worse.
Mother-Love (Poetry) - 5/15/2013 7:41:49 PM
No other..or will be!
Mother-Love (Poetry) - 5/15/2013 8:36:26 AM
that's great because you're a mother yourself (plus it said you have six cats!) yet you still miss your own. A Mother's lasting impression never dies. Mine passed in 2005 and I have never felt as loved since...
Mother-Love (Poetry) - 5/14/2013 2:53:21 AM
I'm a firm believer in...everything
happens for a reason...and Mother's eternal love.
Such a beautiful and relevant poem, Erin.
Thank you for sharing.
With warm regards Isabella.
Mother-Love (Poetry) - 5/13/2013 10:21:17 AM
Crisply stated, cleanly said in powerfully poetic form. Very moving.
One of your best!
Mother-Love (Poetry) - 5/13/2013 8:14:31 AM
I see redemption at last in a very creatively designed poem.
Mother-Love (Poetry) - 5/13/2013 5:51:56 AM
She is in your heart...
Mother-Love (Poetry) - 5/13/2013 2:42:25 AM
Well done, Erin.
Mother-Love (Poetry) - 5/13/2013 2:25:44 AM
she and you still are
Mother-Love (Poetry) - 5/12/2013 9:52:25 PM
She is smiling down on you have no fear.
Sprightly Spring Winds (Poetry) - 5/4/2013 8:05:43 AM
Erin, you are such a wordsmith...pure joy!
Sprightly Spring Winds (Poetry) - 5/2/2013 5:05:40 PM
Fall back..but spring ahead
for re-birth, I do believe
Sprightly Spring Winds (Poetry) - 5/2/2013 2:27:15 PM
"I'm bent by winds of words...."
Erin, the hope of new spring will shape
the state of tension into a horseshoe for you,
and truly hope it...isn't a bend of truth...
that bothers you.
Love your poem of experience.
Thank you for sharing. Isabella.
Sprightly Spring Winds (Poetry) - 5/2/2013 12:36:21 PM
The spritely winds of spring through your writing
is pure wonderment soaring.
Lady Mary Ann
Sprightly Spring Winds (Poetry) - 5/2/2013 12:11:49 PM
A delightful tale told with wit and charm! You flies!
Sprightly Spring Winds (Poetry) - 5/2/2013 7:01:54 AM
Spring certainly brings a beautiful rebirth. But I'm with George, everything dies.
Sprightly Spring Winds (Poetry) - 5/2/2013 1:39:12 AM
We are born, hopefully, We live, hopefully- but death is guaranteed.
Conceived in hope.
Sprightly Spring Winds (Poetry) - 5/2/2013 1:20:06 AM
One never knows what the howling winds will bring. Nicely done, Erin.
Sprightly Spring Winds (Poetry) - 5/2/2013 12:50:38 AM
continue to let your winds of words gust
Silence (Poetry) - 4/25/2013 10:56:48 AM
Not hearing one's worth..
the quiet can be deafening!
Appreciating your poem *Erin*
Silence (Poetry) - 4/24/2013 5:25:16 PM
The World is filled with "noise" making us being
distracted from .....our own selves.
We need to stand still to hear the Universal Dialogue;
the voice of wisdom, pulse of life speaking to us....
so, we ..."would found the equation of life"...
Your meaningful poem, Erin, reflects the mood
of our contemporary life (reality).
Warm regards. Isabella.
Silence (Poetry) - 4/24/2013 3:04:27 PM
I wish the world of noise would dissapate & allow us all to just enjoy sweet & utter silence...e
Silence (Poetry) - 4/24/2013 10:59:16 AM
We have become a noisy world. Where I live, you can go outside anytime and it is " Silence." Enjoyed, Erin!
Silence (Poetry) - 4/24/2013 3:48:36 AM
can we ever figure this out
Tremulous Iris (Poetry) - 4/24/2013 2:46:13 AM
Hail Poets and readers!
In the garden of this castle Poetry one can see art meeting science; knowledge embracing wisdom; and flowers diffusing aesthetical perfume, like this literary flower singing the wonders of Nature's majesty.
Much gratitude to the authoress for this golden Scroll titled, "Tremulous Iris".
In respect and admiration,
Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Copper Mountain's River (Poetry) - 4/24/2013 2:31:33 AM
Hail Poet Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen!
I hope to live up to the day when the literati will bow to Your golden pen, and pay You the due accolades.
Much gratitude to You for keeping the Lamp of Poetry on, and for this exquisite Scroll, "Copper Mountain's River".
May You enjoy a long healthy life through a creative blissful living!
In respect and admiration.
Your proud reader,
Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Silence (Poetry) - 4/24/2013 1:51:35 AM
Deep and well said, Erin.
Silence (Poetry) - 4/23/2013 11:33:47 PM
Healthy blissed day, Poet!
I have enjoyed the reading of an exquisite poem... "Silence" leads one to cerebrate on ontological subjects, and to rethink life; and the ways of our society of Human Race.
Viva the Poet!
In respect and appreciation,
Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
An Angelís Wing (Poetry) - 3/30/2013 9:44:59 PM
Your gift is so
Your God is a Cruel Beast! (Poetry) - 3/30/2013 8:03:15 AM
An oblique surface on TV..
Loved this one *Erin*
An Angelís Wing (Poetry) - 3/29/2013 5:31:56 PM
Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen, it doesn't get any better than you. Author House I thank you for providing me with the best of the best.1,640 poems and still going strong. Wow
An Angelís Wing (Poetry) - 3/28/2013 3:32:31 PM
Imagination is a wonderful gift from God and you use it so well.
An Angelís Wing (Poetry) - 3/28/2013 7:44:49 AM
Many years ago, I was washing my Teflon frying pan used for many frying tasks, when I saw the image of Jesus Christ etched in the baked on grease on the bottom. I knew it was Jesus because I had seen so many images of him portrayed by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and many lesser artists.
I thought the image an interesting curiosity and didn't tell anyone about it. Like all other patina on the bottom of frying pans, the image eventually disappeared or I threw away the worn-out pan.
If only I had that pan today, I could take a picture of Jesus, and write a poem like you did featuring the picture. Moreover, I could go online on eBay and sell the image for 4 or $5000, or more! I would probably be featured on the evening news, at least on the local channel, and might get an audience with the Pope so that he could kiss my frying pan.
Just a thought.
An Angelís Wing (Poetry) - 3/28/2013 6:10:18 AM
Erin, I see it Too!
An Angelís Wing (Poetry) - 3/28/2013 5:57:00 AM
Nicely done, Erin.
An Angelís Wing (Poetry) - 3/28/2013 5:08:03 AM
but oh i bet that one moment 'swept the crap-rampant' and if only for a moment, there was relief
An Angelís Wing (Poetry) - 3/28/2013 4:58:10 AM
A delightful poem of Angel's among us.
Lady Mary Ann
An Angelís Wing (Poetry) - 3/28/2013 2:29:37 AM
very inventive and well written
An Angelís Wing (Poetry) - 3/27/2013 8:06:55 PM
You have a hell of an imagination or you are trippin, maybe a flashback...whatever you get, take it...tell me, did you by chance eat the butter or did you just wash it away...? might be very important in ur psychological work up...e
Your God is a Cruel Beast! (Poetry) - 3/26/2013 12:43:47 PM
I gotta agree with both Paul & Edward below, they both say that you are really onto somthing here, maybe you should expand on these thoughts...and as I said to others today, it must philosophy day on the den, maybe its the time of the month...? e
Your God is a Cruel Beast! (Poetry) - 3/26/2013 7:56:27 AM
I recently watched scenes from the Bible and realized that your title for this poem is correct.
Your God is a Cruel Beast! (Poetry) - 3/26/2013 4:02:17 AM
the what was, what may be and what is , is now depending on your perspective
Your God is a Cruel Beast! (Poetry) - 3/26/2013 2:35:06 AM
Very profound and well thought about, Erin. I have to agree with, Ed; you're on to something.
Your God is a Cruel Beast! (Poetry) - 3/26/2013 12:08:07 AM
Yep life is no bowl of cherries where everything is the same and always so sweet. We are people of choices be they good or bad. Yet we are only guaranteed the pursuit of happiness, the rest we have to forage for.
Your God is a Cruel Beast! (Poetry) - 3/25/2013 10:04:11 PM
I think you're onto something, Erin. Good insight. The dumbing down of life?
Repeating Self (Poetry) - 3/4/2013 1:21:10 PM
Seasons in moods *Erin*
an enjoyable must read!
Seasons of My Childhood:Winter (Poetry) - 3/3/2013 7:16:14 PM
I remember winter too, though surely NOT as violently cold as they were in Wisconsin...hell we used to surf in winters storms, but of course we wore wet suits...e
Repeating Self (Poetry) - 3/3/2013 2:56:39 PM
Interesting, making me think...e
Repeating Self (Poetry) - 3/3/2013 8:31:39 AM
Very well done, Erin.
Repeating Self (Poetry) - 3/2/2013 3:54:53 PM
We can do all these things in time.
Repeating Self (Poetry) - 3/2/2013 10:35:34 AM
We as writers and authors see the world in different lights. We dissect things and put them back together. We write about our passions, love, nature, sunsets, and the human condition. We write and people read every season---Great Erin!!
Repeating Self (Poetry) - 3/2/2013 8:07:05 AM
Writing is like having a seventh sense in us spring forth...Bob-
Repeating Self (Poetry) - 3/2/2013 4:45:02 AM
every time we write we give birth to feelings within us
I Love You, Honey! (Poetry) - 2/16/2013 4:44:29 PM
Is their a doubt in the poem. It could almost be set to music
Knowing (Poetry) - 2/15/2013 8:48:46 PM
The older I get,
the more I realize
I don't or will
Just go with it *Erin*
Knowing (Poetry) - 2/15/2013 4:18:59 PM
Erin, Knowing is knowing and we continue to move on and know.
I Love You, Honey! (Poetry) - 2/15/2013 12:20:12 PM
Honey Do? much left
to the imagination..
I Love You, Honey! (Poetry) - 2/14/2013 11:01:19 AM
The ? Indicates that you may have some doubt.
I Love You, Honey! (Poetry) - 2/14/2013 10:08:33 AM
? ! I love you too! Question mark...
I Love You, Honey! (Poetry) - 2/14/2013 6:38:10 AM
Which part of your heart beats so true, Erin -- The part that palpitates or the part that fibrillates? He asked, half-heartedly. :)
I Love You, Honey! (Poetry) - 2/14/2013 4:06:36 AM
well question mark
I Love You, Honey! (Poetry) - 2/14/2013 2:47:38 AM
This is wide open to many an interpretation. Well done, Erin.
I Love You, Honey! (Poetry) - 2/13/2013 10:36:54 PM
You sure...question mark...;-) e
Knowing (Poetry) - 2/13/2013 1:15:51 PM
As time moves on we have little choice but to move with it. God bless.
Knowing (Poetry) - 2/12/2013 9:03:31 AM
Knowing oneself is half the battle.
Knowing (Poetry) - 2/12/2013 8:10:26 AM
and we come into ourselves as we should be
Knowing (Poetry) - 2/11/2013 9:23:42 PM
...and today is the day we worried about yesterday & tomorrow is tomorrow, we can worry about that when it gets here...? e
Fluid Rose (Poetry) - 2/7/2013 10:40:35 PM
What the camera
did not capture
Fluid Rose (Poetry) - 2/7/2013 9:05:10 AM
Methinks you are smitten by this rose. I too have found a rose that I grew to be overpoweringly beautiful and sweet smelling. Unfortunately, a freeze came along and the rose was no more. At least I have the memory of its deep color, velvety petals, and sweet fragrance to remember it by.
Fluid Rose (Poetry) - 2/7/2013 6:26:00 AM
it's the phrasing and line breaks that capture me here,
Erin, and how they parallel the soul pleasure
of the poet
Fluid Rose (Poetry) - 2/7/2013 3:51:22 AM
and the poet wrote oh so well
Fluid Rose (Poetry) - 2/7/2013 1:42:23 AM
A beautiful write, Erin. Very nicely done indeed.
Fluid Rose (Poetry) - 2/7/2013 1:21:34 AM
Been sometime since last I've seen a rose growing...the one thing about winter, I miss flowers...e
When I Year(n) (Poetry) - 2/1/2013 3:41:55 AM
As free verse itself is unconventional, I enjoy your uncoventional free verse. Very nice indeed....
When I Year(n) (Poetry) - 1/31/2013 8:57:18 PM
Your feelings were nicely framed here in an very expressive poetic song.
God bless you,
John Michael Domino
When I Year(n) (Poetry) - 1/26/2013 2:15:54 AM
I hope this year is gold for you.I like the part about your heart starting its own year...great insight,I really enjoyed this poem.
When I Year(n) (Poetry) - 1/20/2013 8:03:31 AM
as long as we yearn to learn, paradise will be regained ... keep your heart golden, Erin ...
When I Year(n) (Poetry) - 1/18/2013 11:47:00 AM
Let us hope that all your fears are past and this is your golden year.
When I Year(n) (Poetry) - 1/9/2013 9:40:22 PM
Please Continue *Erin*
When I Year(n) (Poetry) - 1/9/2013 3:09:30 PM
continue to yearn, continue as long as you can
When I Year(n) (Poetry) - 1/9/2013 12:17:32 PM
I believe we all go through this, Erin. But you have said it very well. Nice work.
'New Year' (Poetry) - 1/6/2013 4:32:44 AM
Well said, Erin!
'New Year' (Poetry) - 1/5/2013 6:31:16 PM
"New" ~Year~ is an attitude
aptly put day by day...Erin
'New Year' (Poetry) - 1/4/2013 3:28:59 PM
I don't know if it's my age but I sleep through all the hoop la. But in my younger days it was a day to have fun.
'New Year' (Poetry) - 1/4/2013 5:06:56 AM
Nicely done, my friend.
'New Year' (Poetry) - 1/3/2013 8:41:33 PM
yes a day at a time, a happiness, a sorrow on the day it is, but tradition says we celebrate but one a year...go figure that
'New Year' (Poetry) - 1/3/2013 8:30:43 PM
I like this alot, but then you knew that already...;-) e
Jake: A Rock on Mars or: Jake Matijevic (Poetry) - 12/29/2012 1:29:31 PM
Out of This World..
Rock on, Jake..for
the wonderment you
implore from Erin
Jake: A Rock on Mars or: Jake Matijevic (Poetry) - 12/29/2012 9:44:30 AM
a very different kind of wish
Jake: A Rock on Mars or: Jake Matijevic (Poetry) - 12/28/2012 10:47:32 PM
Ha, I don't think so, Ed, I was born in '59, my decade was the 70's. The Mars rover, Curiosity, landed on Mars. Jake is one rock of many, it just gave me an other-feeling shiver, and goosebumps, to even look upon this Mars Rock of continuing beauty. Even if we hadn't seen it, would it have looked less like a rock on earth? I wonder if it makes a 'noise'?
Just, again, a wandering mind in a tornado of minds. Peace. I hope.
Jake: A Rock on Mars or: Jake Matijevic (Poetry) - 12/28/2012 10:29:54 PM
Bet all that acid was good to you back in the 60's...think u know someone on Mars huh, I can give u a number to a great therapist...;-)
Christmas Gifts (Poetry) - 12/20/2012 8:54:43 PM
I feel your smile *Erin*
Christmas Gifts (Poetry) - 12/20/2012 6:57:45 PM
Lucky u r to have a home and loved ones, Erin...Merry Christmas...e
Christmas Gifts (Poetry) - 12/20/2012 8:17:22 AM
Well said, Erin. Merry Christmas.
Christmas Gifts (Poetry) - 12/20/2012 5:10:39 AM
A glass of wine does it for me followed by a cup of coffee. Both with good conversation.
Christmas Gifts (Poetry) - 12/20/2012 3:43:05 AM
of course you are and good for that merry christmas
Christmas Gifts (Poetry) - 12/20/2012 3:36:44 AM
And after all that we should all have a hidden smile to carry the day.
The Christmas Bush (Photo Added) (Poetry) - 12/19/2012 8:13:19 AM
The Christmas Bush (Photo Added) (Poetry) - 12/17/2012 3:53:33 PM
Nicely done, Erin.
The Christmas Bush (Photo Added) (Poetry) - 12/17/2012 1:46:14 PM
There you go, Ed. Photo added.
The Christmas Bush (Photo Added) (Poetry) - 12/17/2012 1:27:29 PM
Hey how about a picture of your beautiful home with the lights...? And I thought it didn't ever get cool enough to be considered "brrr" weather out there in the desert...some day I will see it, I hope...Peace & Merry Christmas, dear young lady...e
The Christmas Bush (Photo Added) (Poetry) - 12/17/2012 2:59:22 AM
Although I don't much like cold weather, I don't wish for a cold-free winter. The season are there for a reason.
The Christmas Bush (Photo Added) (Poetry) - 12/17/2012 12:30:40 AM
ah if we could but here what nature would have to say
Sacral Seeds? (Poetry) - 12/13/2012 11:03:21 PM
strong emotions will us to live on even if our seeds are growing in the darkness ...
Sacral Seeds? (Poetry) - 12/9/2012 5:25:21 PM
Love/Hate thin lines
I pray Love wins
in the end only