Recent Reviews for Ames K. Swartsfager
The Cruising Definition (Book) - 8/22/2010 10:55:54 AM|
compelling cover art, theme of the work sounds intriguing
One Boot Jackson (Short Story) - 8/26/2013 9:33:46 AM
very interesting tale
Homecoming (Short Story) - 4/11/2010 12:07:21 AM
A good piece of work. Many points to ponder.. Should we go back? Should we go forward?
Homecoming (Short Story) - 3/25/2010 2:15:32 PM
Homecoming (Short Story) - 2/20/2010 3:14:01 PM
Very good, very well written and did hold my interest to the end.
The Dreadful Dragon (Short Story) - 12/18/2009 12:30:34 AM
funny, with pretty good use of description. a twist is allways good! :)
On Guard (Article) - 4/4/2013 9:01:47 AM
Good one ... Around here we were warned about the annual desert tarantula migration. Thanks for the laugh.
DAVE BRUBECK - MEMORIES (Article) - 4/4/2013 8:44:38 AM
Thanks, Ames. Your memories brought back a lot of mine. Never met him but made him rich buying his LPs and saw him play once in Little Rock (1960 or so) ... don't put your memories in a 'dark corner' ... you've got plenty of room for new ones. Thanks again.
Desert Wind (Poetry) - 10/17/2013 11:39:23 AM
Time (Poetry) - 7/30/2013 7:07:39 PM
I remember as a child, a very small child, when the realization came over me that the day was passing by never to return. To a child, never is a very long time.
My Mistress (Poetry) - 7/30/2013 7:05:16 PM
Nicely written. I think everyone looks back on some thing or some person that they must leave behind. Frightening! My wife, Jennie, and I have been married 47 years. One must pass on before the other . . . Frightening!
The Waiting Room (Poetry) - 7/30/2013 7:02:20 PM
I enjoyed your poem.
Your words and ideas seem to flow very easily together.
Time (Poetry) - 12/25/2012 8:12:46 PM
It begins it. I have been here before, as I could tell.
For finding: that myself I have reborn
But not seen, is forever to persist
To gather around the seasons of space with the everlastingness of event
With the layered energy as it is made of things.
Into the logical fiber of the tribute: a thought arises
And stays on course, slowly progressing, not done.
By fear: the fear thatís been since forever,
In the same space the inseparable normal good
Being passed through mankind
Came accessible to me: I fade into remoteness
My Mistress (Poetry) - 1/24/2012 5:11:53 PM
Sweet and sad, and it speaks volumes about your love for the boat and all she represents.
The Waiting Room (Poetry) - 1/24/2012 5:08:28 PM
All that anxious waiting, and then....the grin! What a relief! I like the way you compared the good and the bad news, and the contrast between the adult and the child's responses to the waiting time.
And I love the last line, which was a complete surprise, kind of a change in the atmosphere and in the tempo of the whole poem.
My Mistress (Poetry) - 11/12/2011 1:47:19 PM
Very emotional. Well-conveyed and well-written.
Time (Poetry) - 1/27/2011 8:39:10 AM
You are an amazing man with amazing poetic sense. I wish I had some.
The Waiting Room (Poetry) - 12/20/2010 7:17:24 AM
My Mistress (Poetry) - 8/18/2010 11:23:53 AM
Very emotionally charged! The close of another of life's chapters. Transitions are sometimes hard to make. Well written Ames.
My Mistress (Poetry) - 8/18/2010 9:43:08 AM
A moving piece Ames. One of the best emotional pieces I've read in a while. Kudos! You effectively imbue your words with the melancholic disembogue of a languishing heart.
Peace and continued imagination ...
My Mistress (Poetry) - 8/18/2010 8:57:03 AM
Tough for a sea going man to lose his sailing mistress.