Recent Reviews for Adam D Walsvik
For Our Lessons Begin Tomorrow Morning (Short Story) - 11/17/2003 8:02:15 AM|
loved the understanding that spreads throughout this write! We often do not realize that our wish has been granted :-) I needed this lesson, right now. Thanks!
Time: Unseen Shepherd (Short Story) - 11/4/2003 6:39:58 AM
This brings back some childhood memories ... some rather unpleasant ones at that. And, some intriguing ones too. There were times I would wake up from dreaming, but not wake up. This would freak me out so very bad. Then, there were the times I didn't want to go back to sleep for fear the demons would get me. I didn't want to die just then. But of course, a few years later, I welcomed their icy grip and they could not bring me down.
Love & Light
For Our Lessons Begin Tomorrow Morning (Short Story) - 9/24/2003 1:42:37 PM
Aha...I see you are versatile . . .not limited to poetry. I enjoyed the story. ty Lonny
For Our Lessons Begin Tomorrow Morning (Short Story) - 6/19/2003 8:40:21 AM
I was hooked from the start ... life is full of lessons, it only takes one to be open minded and wise.
For Our Lessons Begin Tomorrow Morning (Short Story) - 1/20/2003 8:32:29 PM
Once again, thank you for your words. You really have a good thing going. I look forward to reading more of your work. Maybe one year I'll catch up with you at a convention or something. By the way, if you haven't already...check out www.poetry.com. It's a site where you can post your poetry and enter contests all at the same time. They have a convention coming up in Feb. You may want to look into it.
For Our Lessons Begin Tomorrow Morning (Short Story) - 12/10/2002 4:38:40 AM
It's almost like ...careful what you wish for it might come true. I enjoyed this story. Your writing is very polished and tight. And this was interesting....it held my attention...Ty for sharing the story of Nona the Wolf who desired to become an ordinary man.
You're very good at stories..
Keep writing...Ty, Dani
Time: Unseen Shepherd (Short Story) - 12/10/2002 4:33:45 AM
I like the descriptiveness of you writing. And the way you get your idea across…I'm impressed by how real it feels to read…Ty, Dani
Time: Unseen Shepherd (Short Story) - 12/5/2002 1:00:05 PM
Well written, well thought out
My favorite color is ultra-violet (Article) - 11/17/2003 8:13:33 AM
Love it! The brain got teased :-) You will find my replies simple but my thoughts go beyond what I say. Change is feared for it presents an unknown equation into our minds. We ask for. We demand it. We pray for it. Yet when it comes we run! You have given me a lot to think about. Thank you. I just have to ask......Have you read "The Holographic Universe," by Michael Talbot? It will tease your brain :-)
My favorite color is ultra-violet (Article) - 9/28/2003 10:47:32 AM
Joseph Campbell wrote of these mysteries. If you've never seen the public TV series, it is well worth watching. Too, his book THE MYTHIC IMAGE is a fantastic book to read. We lost a very special soul, when Campbell passed away. My best to you.
My favorite color is ultra-violet (Article) - 9/16/2003 12:31:32 AM
An intense contemplation on the nature of things - one which I not only understand, but appreciate fully. Nice to know that there are other minds that go this deep. Thanks Adam.
My favorite color is ultra-violet (Article) - 3/20/2003 7:19:32 AM
Oh wow, this made my brain work overtime! <smiles>. It's interesting to say the least and I think the previous commentor is right, this would be a great start for a book. Good work! :)
My favorite color is ultra-violet (Article) - 12/26/2002 1:28:22 AM
Honorable Author Adam D. Walsvik.
I thank you for your visit.
"MY FAVOURITE COLOUR IS ULTRA-VIOLET" is very interesting and meaningful. Congratulations!
I think you could devolop it into a book. It is a solid pilot for a book.
When you avail yourself sometime, please read "AS I RECALL" on my site at authorsden.
My gratitude and admiration.
A Summer Night (Poetry) - 2/6/2006 7:29:47 AM
Very nice. I like the structre you put in it. perhaps you could help me with some of mine?
Make Your Thought Like Water (Poetry) - 3/20/2005 8:41:32 PM
I accessed this the way you and Mom told me to, thru her write and I am happy I did so...so you write of Gods image as you ARE quite the image of God...ecletic you do write & I WILL be reading more as I have now found a new author to follow...Take care of your mom, Ed & Rufuz (woof)
Stop This Rain (Poetry) - 7/12/2004 2:06:47 PM
This is such an oh so sad write! That one emotion that confuzzles us all and leaves us to cry a deluge. Heartfelt this one is.
I See You (Poetry) - 7/12/2004 2:02:09 PM
There is such a softness to this poem while the question hangs in the balance. Trying to find one's self is a difficult undertaking, and do we truly see what others see.
Make Your Thought Like Water (Poetry) - 1/27/2004 7:15:29 AM
I have to repeat a word that Dani used:
You certainly are, Adam. This is a deep write.
Make Your Thought Like Water (Poetry) - 1/20/2004 6:00:43 AM
Liquid thought....as it were Adam.....This poem is really unique...but then all you write is amazing.....and I always am glad to see you've posted again...So good to see you back Adam.....don't stay away so long next time.
best wishes, Dani
Make Your Thought Like Water (Poetry) - 1/11/2004 9:01:10 PM
I enjoyed reading this. It is very well written.
Make Your Thought Like Water (Poetry) - 1/11/2004 5:29:31 AM
When art and inspiration meet knowledge, the wise heart pumps wisdom, and imagination flies on the wings of intuition to "Make Your Thought Like Water" in the reality of creation.
"Make Your Thought Like Water" delivers the message in a Chariot of Art and never stops the readers’ riding on the wheels of learning.
Thank You creator-Poet!
Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Make Your Thought Like Water (Poetry) - 1/10/2004 11:31:13 AM
i like this very much
Make Your Thought Like Water (Poetry) - 1/9/2004 6:03:21 PM
Very nice ending. It all wrapped up very nicely. Kudos to you.
Make Your Thought Like Water (Poetry) - 1/9/2004 4:05:02 PM
this is so powerful!! well done!
Make Your Thought Like Water (Poetry) - 1/9/2004 12:02:09 PM
The anaphora IS the pitter-patter of rain. It IS water. Very soothing because of the pattern.
Nice work in this one, Adam. Well-crafted.
Make Your Thought Like Water (Poetry) - 1/9/2004 9:53:35 AM
Superb work Adam!!
Welcome back Buddy!!
Make Your Thought Like Water (Poetry) - 1/9/2004 8:43:32 AM
Then you will be a creator
Then you will know me
Then we will talk
ADAM!!! This is superb!! You have just described the process of creating..down to a T!!!
..this goes into my library!!!ty
Make Your Thought Like Water (Poetry) - 1/9/2004 8:07:02 AM
well written. i like the title.
Make Your Thought Like Water (Poetry) - 1/9/2004 7:27:27 AM
This is such a surreal write ... Reminds me of some of the writes I've shifted to recently. And being able to read this made my day!
Love & Light
Make Your Thought Like Water (Poetry) - 1/9/2004 6:23:19 AM
Really enjoyed this, Adam. Well done!
Make Your Thought Like Water (Poetry) - 1/9/2004 6:05:55 AM
Glad to see you and your mother able to post. This is different, but in a good way.
Ode To Winter (Poetry) - 12/1/2003 4:37:42 AM
Ode To Winter (Poetry) - 11/30/2003 11:20:06 AM
Yet Winter has an aesthetic sense all her own
There is beauty in her wrath
Ode To Winter (Poetry) - 11/29/2003 8:16:51 AM
my highest compliment to you
wish I wrote it
Ode To Winter (Poetry) - 11/29/2003 6:27:27 AM
Adam, please enter this in the new contest next week. I feel sure it is a winner!
Ode To Winter (Poetry) - 11/29/2003 5:43:19 AM
Oh, Adam.. this is one of, if not THE best! Dani said it perfectly: "visual verse".. the alliteration is picture-image perfect, as well.. a gentle, yet bold depiction of our northern season.. the metaphors are unique and so original too. This is going to my library.. I would quote you favorite parts but the list grew so long, I'm just contenting myself to fill your comment box with my own words.. This is a dynamite piece! I love the way it makes me feel. Sigh.. you're a helluva poet, me sweet! love, katy/mom xoxox..
Ode To Winter (Poetry) - 11/29/2003 4:38:08 AM
Awesome poetry Adam!!
Ode To Winter (Poetry) - 11/28/2003 6:36:13 PM
Love the natural feeling of this one! Great write.
Ode To Winter (Poetry) - 11/28/2003 6:32:47 PM
Bunddle up good!
Hope your Thanksgiving was a pleasant one.
Ode To Winter (Poetry) - 11/28/2003 5:43:55 PM
Thank you for this beautiful poem Adam. Winter is but a fleeting memory here right now....Summer is in full stride....and my, my does she have some bite this year!
This is such visual verse...truly poetic and very lovely...
P.S. The kittens are so big they're climbing my curtains like Tarzan.....grrrr! lol
Vanity vs. Sanity (Poetry) - 11/19/2003 3:33:51 PM
this is great! for every positive there is a negative....its how you look iat it....excellent ending.
A Banner Blue (Poetry) - 11/19/2003 4:30:34 AM
..a banner blue..I immediately thought of ArchAngelMichael..his banner is blue and also his sword..waging 'war' against the tyranny that is more than evident...
Superb write..glad I stopped by :)
A Banner Blue (Poetry) - 11/18/2003 2:35:45 AM
you do have a way with words
A Banner Blue (Poetry) - 11/17/2003 10:24:24 PM
An inspirational write, Sir Adam. I am honored. Love and peace, Regis.
A Banner Blue (Poetry) - 11/17/2003 7:49:35 AM
I like your banner! Great write!
A Banner Blue (Poetry) - 11/12/2003 6:20:36 PM
always keep up the fight for you are a brave knight!! :)
this is beautiful Adam!:)
A Banner Blue (Poetry) - 11/10/2003 4:38:10 PM
it can be taken so many ways....blue as in mind...or blue blood...or true blue........
this one has me thinking.....
but I will tell you i enjoyed reading it....it gives me a feeling of the past......
like the beginning of a story maybe???
A Banner Blue (Poetry) - 11/10/2003 4:04:42 PM
As love should Adam...
A wonderful poem......such images! Love this ....one of my favourites of yours.Adore the title too...Good to see you.
P.S. The kittens say hello! :)
A Banner Blue (Poetry) - 11/10/2003 10:41:16 AM
A Banner Blue (Poetry) - 11/10/2003 10:27:52 AM
Beautiful write Adam!!
A Banner Blue (Poetry) - 11/10/2003 8:51:30 AM
I get images of the Scotish Highlands ... a good man gone off to battle yet again, weary of it. Or, perhaps that inner war we all must wage ... those battles that we all trudge through. And that banner, held so high, much like one's arms as they go through life. Awesome and thought provoking write.
Love & Light
Spared (Poetry) - 11/10/2003 7:11:38 AM
Depthful and quite amazing....
I hear you...
Four Rooms (Poetry) - 11/10/2003 7:07:36 AM
I must have missed this one whilst I was away.
God Adam so moving....beautiful and heartfelt...I wish she could have read it......but somehow......I think she has.
Rest in Peace.. Aunt Tammy.
Big hugs to you my friend.......Love, Dani
Four Rooms (Poetry) - 11/9/2003 7:55:10 AM
superb tribute, written in style and grace...
Four Rooms (Poetry) - 11/7/2003 9:54:26 AM
So beautifully said, a superb tribute!
Four Rooms (Poetry) - 11/7/2003 9:07:25 AM
Perfect tribute Adam!!
Four Rooms (Poetry) - 11/7/2003 8:28:11 AM
I've been to about six funerals in the last two years none for whom I personally knew particularly well but I've seen how completely torn apart people can get over the death of someone close to them... so in saying that--I'm not going to tell you that I know how you feel because I couldn't possibly but I will tell you that you are so very courageous in the expression of your loss... and for that I commend you. :) This is gorgeous!
Four Rooms (Poetry) - 11/7/2003 8:05:17 AM
I love the way that you take a look at Life's departure, it is inspiring to me.
Four Rooms (Poetry) - 11/7/2003 5:57:17 AM
Adam, this is one of the most beautifully written tributes I've ever read. I can only offer the tears that stream down my face after reading this, and I look across the driveway to a house of emptied rooms... There are degrees of loss, mine is small, yours and Katy's, acute. My loss is my neighbor's future, your loss is your future, combined, we mourn the emptiness of every room's life bereft of possibilities. Strength is relative, it surrounds you in the faces of your family, in the shape of your mind, accept what you can, mourn what you can't, live, for Tammy and yourself. We are all rooms waiting to be filled, perhaps loss is part of that filling.
Four Rooms (Poetry) - 11/7/2003 5:09:05 AM
Dearest Adam/Son: I knew it would be therapeutic to write something for Tammy's passing.. your dear aunt, my sweet sister. I felt her there, too. Your poem is perfect.. something to relate to and to offer understanding.. but it's also a wonderful poem on its own. I'm so glad you expressed this. Thank you. love, mom/katy xox.
Four Rooms (Poetry) - 11/7/2003 4:30:06 AM
I went to a funeral not so long ago of one my best friends.. She was forty with a ten year old son.. At her wake..I could feel her in the room.. Not a doubt in my mind she was near.. could almost touch her.. I stood in the back of the room as her son brought every new comer to his mothers casket to show them how pretty she looked.. but each time he cried.. Mommy wake up... My heart was breaking for him and for his mother who I knew could see tyhis.. I wished deperatly I could reach into my soul and give it him.. just for that day,, so he could feel her near him also.. but that is not the way it works.. Great write.. Really made me think.
Four Rooms (Poetry) - 11/7/2003 4:10:48 AM
This so reminds me of Nanny's wake. Especially when Chubby came up to me (one of my Aunts, who now has Alzheimer's) and we remembered some of the good times. Beautiful write hon. That last stanza is just so very awesome!!! Granted, yeah got me sniffling this morning. *hugglies*
Love & Light
Four Rooms (Poetry) - 11/7/2003 2:34:18 AM
Adam..this is the most perfect tribute,(to one that has passed over,) that I have ever read..
I feel you all around me now
I know others feel the same
You live now as never before
Eternal life is your rightful claim
...how true that is..how true...
Spared (Poetry) - 11/4/2003 6:02:29 PM
Adam my heart goes out to you on your aunts, my cousins, passing. The new life you create with your words is absolutly wonderful.
Spared (Poetry) - 11/3/2003 6:19:36 AM
Wow..I loved this, beautifully written,
Spared (Poetry) - 11/2/2003 9:41:04 PM
This is thought provokingly insightful and it leaves one with hope. Well done!
Spared (Poetry) - 11/2/2003 11:24:12 AM
'The choice is clear. My plans are laid
I've reason for my next breath '
I wish I could say that and mean it..alas I would rather say
'Time to leave the flesh behind'
hmm..guess I'll have to stick around..:)
Thankyou Adam for a most insightful write..
beautifully written..you are a talented young man indeed....
Spared (Poetry) - 11/2/2003 10:38:26 AM
Deep inspiring write Adam!!
Spared (Poetry) - 11/2/2003 7:39:35 AM
"Do not go gentle into that good night
Rage, rage against the dying of the light"
- Dylan Thomas
Spared (Poetry) - 11/1/2003 10:43:34 PM
This has some similarities to my poem posted on the Authors' Den, "A Portal To Glory". I believe that everybody has to define his/ her own realities, based on her/ his own life experiences. I think there must be something more to existence, but I don't believe it behooves me to try to influence others to think the way I do. We certainly do not live in the best of all possible worlds.
Spared (Poetry) - 11/1/2003 9:31:34 PM
Potent and portentious, Adam, a fierce battle won, a lessening of strange pain and a reavowal to live. I'm glad. Gripping piece with hope yet gripped by death.
Spared (Poetry) - 11/1/2003 7:59:51 PM
This seems to echo my last attempt of delving into the great void of what I once saw as death. Of course, now thing seem so different, yet I still walk that thin line between this world and the desire to travel onto the next. Yet, is death really an end ... or just the beginning of a higher level of being? One of the many questions I contemplate. But, there is still a part of me that yearns for the release from this existence. Don't let go of the light yet ... it completments you well. Much hope within these words. *hugz*
Love & Light
Spared (Poetry) - 11/1/2003 7:36:08 PM
Deep and inspiring, Adam. I like the way you have written this.
Sandie Angel a.k.a. May Lu :o)
Dawn Of My Awakening (Poetry) - 10/31/2003 10:54:31 PM
This speaks of eternity and endlessness. I love it. Thank you.
No More Walls (Poetry) - 10/31/2003 3:29:24 PM
My dear Adam.. this has been so long in coming.. I hope it was cathartic, therapeutic, and that it eased some of the pain. When you spoke at Lance's memorial service, I understood every word, mostly how hard it was for you to get up in front of everyone.. Be at peace, sweet son, it isn't time for you yet. You have 'miles to go before you sleep...' Love, Mom/katy xox.
Silver Night (Poetry) - 10/31/2003 10:07:16 AM
The Moon always makes for such a wonderful subject to write about and muse upon. I spent many a night in the frigid cold taking pictures of the Moon.
Love & Light
No More Walls (Poetry) - 10/31/2003 9:17:50 AM
You touched my heart with this Adam!!
No More Walls (Poetry) - 10/31/2003 8:10:20 AM
Adam, you are a true genius.
No More Walls (Poetry) - 10/31/2003 8:07:06 AM
The soul is endless ... for once the corporeal vessel fades, we are still here within everything. From the wind that blows through the trees to the rain that falls from the sky above. Etc etc etc ... very deep, very soulful yet sad write.
Love & Light
No More Walls (Poetry) - 10/31/2003 7:18:03 AM
Oh this touched my heart
I wanted so badly to write
a beautiful poem in your honor
But then I thought
In a way all my creative expressions are in your honor
I'm much better at playing guitar than at writing poetry
So next time I play the guitar
It'll be just for you Lance
peace to you and yours Adam
No More Walls (Poetry) - 10/31/2003 6:23:30 AM
No More Walls (Poetry) - 10/31/2003 6:21:26 AM
This is exceptional Adam! So full
of emotion and feeling. So full
of loving compassion. I especially
love the last line...your simple
I love you could very well be the
only I love you some will hear today.
No More Walls (Poetry) - 10/31/2003 6:10:05 AM
awww, so beautiful and sad...
I love the philosophy in the last four lines
great write Adam!
The Torch of Friendship (Poetry) - 10/31/2003 3:53:08 AM
"The Torch of Friendship" shall remain lighted to show the way to sincerity.
I have enjoyed this pleasing and beautiful writing.
Keep writing, Poet!
Happy Healthy Day!
Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
The Torch of Friendship (Poetry) - 10/30/2003 6:27:11 AM
I like the concept of a friendship "marked by God's seal" - sometimes (but not too often) we're lucky enough to experience just that.
The metaphor is fine at the end, Adam. It's concise. There's nothing worse than buried, convuluted metaphor - your use is always clear and direct.
The Torch of Friendship (Poetry) - 10/29/2003 10:02:08 PM
Exceptional write..I am with Dani too....BHUWAN
The Torch of Friendship (Poetry) - 10/29/2003 7:52:44 PM
Okay you've left me speechless ... tender write.
Love & Light
The Torch of Friendship (Poetry) - 10/29/2003 5:21:27 PM
I am going to agree with all here dont change a thing about this poem
the depth of feeling drips off the page and enters the readers soul
The Torch of Friendship (Poetry) - 10/29/2003 10:08:11 AM
I agree with Dani, I wouldn't change a thing!
This is another soul touching poem from you,
every time I come to read you, your work gets
more and more intense! That is definitely a very good
thing! This stanza is beautiful in its sentiment:
"I wish she'd tell me more about him so
That he's not just some shadowy other
It would cure the infection perhaps to know
Around whose face her thoughts hover"
The Torch of Friendship (Poetry) - 10/29/2003 9:15:21 AM
Excellent poetry with a profound message Adam!!
My Morning (Poetry) - 10/29/2003 7:53:59 AM
I just finished a book last week called Orix and Crac.....about genetic engineering in the future....it was very good! I cannot remember who wrote it tho....but it was a sort of take me away from the present reality book that I love to read.....plus it was sort of funny and ballsy too!
Genetic engineering...........lol....I have trouble keeping up with laundry!
maybe they could give me the domestic gene I lack!
A Sea Captain's Lament (Poetry) - 10/29/2003 7:50:14 AM
this is so cool! LOLOLOL
My son is a marine....I often wonder if he is cursing his decision!
very creative Adam
The Torch of Friendship (Poetry) - 10/29/2003 7:47:43 AM
Adam this is so beautiful!!!!
And the last line, I think its great....but if you want to add the word "Our" before friendship.....it might balance more???
But actually I think its great as is!!!!!
this poem is very touching!
My Broken Friend (Poetry) - 10/29/2003 7:46:16 AM
Makes me rethink getting mine restrung after 12 years of collecting dust ... Wonderful tribute to the inamimate friends we all collect in time.
Love & Light
The Torch of Friendship (Poetry) - 10/29/2003 7:28:52 AM
This is a beautiful poem..you’ve put much heart into these words.
Your rhyme is amazing…you just get better and better..and you were already fantastic.
I love the title…And I adore that third stanza..
Don’t change a thing..
The Torch of Friendship (Poetry) - 10/29/2003 4:40:38 AM
Hi Adam.. I have recently found that I learn more of you here than in seeing and talking with you.. this has some wonderfully positive 'notes' in it.. you are not often a rhymer, yet you do it so well.. I believe it was just right for this particular piece. Forgive the reference here but 'your heart will go on'.. it always does.. always has.. Look back for a minute.. you've overcome far more than you need to yet face. I wish only wonderfulness for you.. you know that! love, katy/your mom xox.
The Torch of Friendship (Poetry) - 10/29/2003 4:24:33 AM
Im not new in here, been around for a while, but still it takes time to eke out other writers who take the cake :)
To Immanuel Kant, Poet of Reason (Poetry) - 10/29/2003 2:21:54 AM
..yes we tend to see the 'divine' in well known philosophers not realizing that such wisdom knowledge etc. is deep within us..turn to yourself and sense that which IS.
The Torch of Friendship (Poetry) - 10/29/2003 2:18:07 AM
..rather well written..though it's a slightly different approach from your other work..ty
The Torch of Friendship (Poetry) - 10/28/2003 11:21:32 PM
Excellent poem, Adam! ~Z~
The Torch of Friendship (Poetry) - 10/28/2003 11:15:59 PM
This was an excellent poem and it is obvious that by writing it, it did indeed help close the wound.
To Immanuel Kant, Poet of Reason (Poetry) - 10/28/2003 6:21:53 PM
i really like the perspective of this well written poem...
To Immanuel Kant, Poet of Reason (Poetry) - 10/28/2003 11:36:14 AM
Interesting write Adam...
To Immanuel Kant, Poet of Reason (Poetry) - 10/28/2003 11:30:26 AM
Very well written thought and conversation provoking work Adam! Reason and truth more than to often equal, sadly the way most purported great minds think man will not have a sequel!!!! To change is ability each of us possess, the sad part being none see it at it's best. There are so many things written by others to philosophize and take mental note of...thanks for this one Adam.
I too agree with Laura, "The world may not like what my mind harbors!" ;O)
To Immanuel Kant, Poet of Reason (Poetry) - 10/27/2003 1:29:18 PM
Extremely well written Adam…The only German philosopher I’ve read in some depth to date is Friedrich Nietzsche…I find him to be fascinating.
Thanks for this most informative work.
To Immanuel Kant, Poet of Reason (Poetry) - 10/27/2003 10:39:23 AM
Well done, Adam! Thank you!
To Immanuel Kant, Poet of Reason (Poetry) - 10/27/2003 9:38:23 AM
Vert well written Adam!!
To Immanuel Kant, Poet of Reason (Poetry) - 10/27/2003 5:15:41 AM
Wars, factions ... seems to be a way of life, and of mind at times. I have my own faction, it's just me, nothing else and I have my own way of seeing things. Heheheh, the world might not like what floats around inside this mind. Wonderfully written tribute to Kant, and thank you for enlightening me to the man.
Love & Light
To Immanuel Kant, Poet of Reason (Poetry) - 10/27/2003 5:08:27 AM
Wars never end, so find peace where you can.
To Immanuel Kant, Poet of Reason (Poetry) - 10/27/2003 3:52:56 AM
The Night (Poetry) - 10/26/2003 12:04:03 PM
This poem speaks to me in so many ways, but much
of your work often does. Your voice always
brings me to another place, one which I
look forward to visiting.
The Night (Poetry) - 10/26/2003 5:04:26 AM
The night lends an ear to my lonely heart
That's why i love the night...no one ..but no one..lends an ear so well...
The Hunt (Poetry) - 10/24/2003 9:18:30 PM
"I am now in the jaws of memory
Struggling in vain within the vise-jaws of starving memory "
Unable to sleep ... so I'm reading ... those two lines, emotions are like them, or at least through these eyes. So is insomnia for that matter. Nothing like preying on one's self for sport.
The Night (Poetry) - 10/24/2003 8:42:28 PM
This is very good Adam, I have always loved the night...~Z~
The Night (Poetry) - 10/24/2003 7:57:29 PM
The night beds down with me
to sleep beside me
till the sun steals her stars and my dreams away
really like these lines...
The Night (Poetry) - 10/24/2003 4:48:31 PM
LOVE THIS PART........
The night beds down with me
to sleep beside me
till the sun steals her stars and my dreams away
Hemisphere by hemisphere the night bestows her gifts
I'll keep them safe and use them well
The garish mask of day to lift
To Touch the Sky (Poetry) - 10/23/2003 4:16:41 PM
That is soo beautiful :)
"I'll marry myself to the universe
of which you are a part
So that when you kiss the one you love
I'll kiss you in my heart" <-- my favorite part
The Night (Poetry) - 10/23/2003 11:47:11 AM
Untitled (Poetry) - 10/23/2003 11:00:13 AM
waxing philosophical again are we??
this is a great write, Adam. Very thought-provoking!
The Night (Poetry) - 10/23/2003 6:42:58 AM
Adam!!!!This is awesome poetry my friend!!
I always wondered what happened to my stars!!
I've only got my dreams to hold on to!!
The Night (Poetry) - 10/23/2003 5:28:56 AM
Stunning write ... yet, the night does hold such wonders such as serenity. A time that does not last long enough, to say the least. I find it most serene is around 2 am, with no traffic on the streets and no loud neighbours. A great time to listen to the wind that blows and (if in the country not the city) gaze at the stars above. I'm left in awe with this scribe.
The Night (Poetry) - 10/23/2003 4:29:18 AM
Funny, Adam.. I write about the dawn/the day, you favor the night with your words. Em.. seems we have the day pretty much covered eh? (smile). This is a beauty, especially those last 3 lines.. loved those a lot! love, mom/katy xox.
The Night (Poetry) - 10/23/2003 3:21:16 AM
The night is a welcome shroud for some...I love the night..Things always seem softer...less harsh....more forgiving..Another beautiful poem.
To Touch the Sky (Poetry) - 10/23/2003 3:17:54 AM
So very beautiful...what can I say?
Loved this one.
To Touch the Sky (Poetry) - 10/22/2003 11:25:17 AM
As i read this i thought of a cycle....the earth....nature...and how love can be a cycle too....so what goes around...?
you get the drift, i am sure
This is so magical, and pure, loving, and accepting, and yet hopeful....its wonderful
To Touch the Sky (Poetry) - 10/22/2003 9:04:59 AM
So soothing and peaceful.
To Touch the Sky (Poetry) - 10/22/2003 8:20:28 AM
I think I know what your feelings are here!!
Adam this is one awesome deep, very deep write my friend!!
i've been in this "dream" many times....but got woken by pain time and time again...
The skies and the love of God are the Only Two things that I speak to lately...in the hope that someone might walk pass me and hear my call..thats echoing like an fish eagle calling his mate....high up in the blue-blue sky!!
To Touch the Sky (Poetry) - 10/22/2003 6:53:38 AM
Okay ... this bout made me cry. Beautiful, just absolutely beautiful! Yet ... the sadness is so great. Sometimes, it's all one has it seems and I know this pain all too well. All I can say is that you've got such a beautiful soul Adam.
To Touch the Sky (Poetry) - 10/22/2003 4:12:38 AM
My god, Adam.. this is, hands down, the MOST beautiful piece I've ever read of this genre! Nope, not being biased, being your mom and all.. it truly is! That 2nd verse is about as unique as it can get.. BUT.. BUT.. you must stop saying you will 'never' have this happen.. you already have.. and you will again! You have the dearest heart and the sweetest essence.. What a gorgeous work of poetry here.. I'm bursting with it. sigh.. love, katy/mom xox.
Untitled (Poetry) - 10/21/2003 10:51:35 AM
Untitled (Poetry) - 10/20/2003 11:51:02 PM
Profound write Adam!!
Untitled (Poetry) - 10/20/2003 8:40:35 PM
Free will ... yet, there are cycles that come and go. Change of seasons, the rise and fall of the Sun and Moon. Each breath, a reflex ... the blink of an eye, the same. Preprogramed it would seem yet when it comes to the soul, so complex! Can one control the tides, no ... only the Moon can do that it seems. Of course, then there is Fate and Destiny. Are the paths we travel already there, with no side trails to follow? Or do all paths lead to the same point far off in the future ... Yet, what mysteries would life hold if we found all the answers? A very provocative write Adam, much food for thought here.
Untitled (Poetry) - 10/20/2003 8:18:17 PM
Adam.. I know the books you've been reading.. never thought they could inspire fine poetry, but then, you've just proven again that inspiration comes from everywhere.. this is cool! (smile) love, katy/mom xox. (I still don't think that one was a ladybug! hehe..)
Untitled (Poetry) - 10/20/2003 5:19:43 PM
I see where you're coming from! I enjoyed reading this. Thank you!
Untitled (Poetry) - 10/20/2003 11:08:23 AM
I've had the same thoughts!!!
Enjoyed this very much!!!
My Morning (Poetry) - 10/17/2003 12:38:37 PM
I loved this, excellently written, I liked your thoughts here,
My Morning (Poetry) - 10/17/2003 6:59:47 AM
Hmmm.. Since we got that new coffee maker, you've been brewing like mad! I love how you love 'new things'.. as for that book? em.. well.. I'm sure I understand the title, at least! (grin) you smarty, you! love, your brainy but silly mother, katy/mom xox.
My Morning (Poetry) - 10/16/2003 5:55:38 AM
I would suspect that it is a lot like life, without the need for shelter.
My Morning (Poetry) - 10/15/2003 7:36:08 PM
Mornings can make ... or break ... the day. The images here pull the reader into the scene beautifully. And instant coffee is no substitute for regular coffee! Maybe genetic engineering can keep us off meds ... a dream perhaps but a nice one.
My Morning (Poetry) - 10/15/2003 4:01:49 PM
Are you writing the book or reading it? Definitely loved that phase thing you did. No one does know, do they?
My Morning (Poetry) - 10/15/2003 3:55:25 PM
great write... :)
My Morning (Poetry) - 10/15/2003 1:32:41 PM
You made me run to the kitchen...and whala...I made myself some coffee!! I am addicted to the damn stuff...lol!!
Enjoy your "Genetic engineering in the 21st century " book!!
My Morning (Poetry) - 10/15/2003 1:07:42 PM
sounds like my mornings except I run out of instant coffee
Kindled By A Child (Poetry) - 10/11/2003 1:31:33 PM
This is one of your best. :)
Kindled By A Child (Poetry) - 10/10/2003 5:37:12 AM
That flame is brighter from a child.
Kindled By A Child (Poetry) - 10/10/2003 3:46:32 AM
Wow.. Don't change a thing... This was superb... Honestly DON'T CHANGE A THING.. How bittersweet!
Kindled By A Child (Poetry) - 10/9/2003 9:08:47 AM
an excellent write ...Adam
Kindled By A Child (Poetry) - 10/8/2003 3:46:01 PM
Dear Adam.. I still see that little boy, shining out at me from the same bright, blue eyes... he's not that far away. Perhaps he's that 'protector' you told me of.. who battles your demons and refuses to leave your 'side'.. Hold tight to him, sweet son, he's your friend.. he's you! I love you, MOM/katy xox.
Kindled By A Child (Poetry) - 10/8/2003 2:19:11 PM
That last stanza is just beautiful ... full of hope and light.
Kindled By A Child (Poetry) - 10/8/2003 1:57:48 PM
Excellent word play in the third stanza, Adam Glad I dropped in!
Kindled By A Child (Poetry) - 10/8/2003 11:59:13 AM
Very precious write Adam!!
Kindled By A Child (Poetry) - 10/8/2003 9:34:59 AM
Adam, the adage, "out of the mouth of babes" and the like come shining through in this write of yours. How wonderful and precious, uplifting... stay strong...
My Eve (Poetry) - 10/8/2003 8:32:22 AM
Beautifully soulful write, Adam...~Z~
My Eve (Poetry) - 10/8/2003 6:43:51 AM
A lovely poem and expression of longing.
Adam's Last Chance (Poetry) - 10/8/2003 5:02:51 AM
Truly a brave write ... to step outside the door and inhale deeply the fresh air. Yet, unknown sounds to make one skiddish and trek back within, with shoes made from concrete.
My Eve (Poetry) - 10/7/2003 6:44:29 PM
This was so lovely and moving, I hope you find what you are looking for..
My Eve (Poetry) - 10/7/2003 6:53:51 AM
Your heart does sing with this write.
My Eve (Poetry) - 10/6/2003 11:35:33 PM
You have, and shall create much beauty before you die.
The beauty in your words is so pure so real.
Always a pleasure Adam..ty, Dani
The Wedding (Poetry) - 10/6/2003 3:22:47 PM
I would suggest making "enfold" plural. Good second stanza. It closed well... I enjoyed the write. A bit insipid, but as plato said "At loves first glance, every man becomes a poet"
The Veil (Poetry) - 10/6/2003 2:23:23 PM
Hope and haunting, this sounds terribly unrequited. I hope your dust becomes concrete in the poetry!
My Eve (Poetry) - 10/6/2003 1:53:57 PM
Good form, you keep a prominent character in the work, and hold the craft well. Endearingly honest.
My Eve (Poetry) - 10/6/2003 11:26:07 AM
this is so beautiful.....i read it 4 times!!!
My Eve (Poetry) - 10/5/2003 3:33:49 PM
This shall come forward in short time...for she does wait patiently. The desire to leave behind a grand and beautiful creation as our legacy is powerful.
My Eve (Poetry) - 10/5/2003 9:14:40 AM
She waits patiently...
This one is like soul searching. Love this write!
May Lu a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
My Eve (Poetry) - 10/5/2003 7:48:07 AM
Adam this one is just very touching my friend!!
It brought tears to my eyes!!
I swear she is out there waiting....just look close enough!!
I Once Had Treasures (Poetry) - 10/5/2003 7:19:44 AM
"A fool, I trusted kind faces
Masks of kindness
Hiding cruel,cold eyes
And twisted, lying, venomous grins"
Adam, this particular stanza stands out so much for me ... no matter how many times I sit there and get hurt by the same kind faces, I turn around and keep doing the same thing over and over again. Perhaps if one gets bitten enough, they become immune to the poisons? I can only hope so
Three Of Madness (Poetry) - 10/5/2003 7:14:37 AM
These three do compliment each other nicely ... divine madness, it is what drives us, divides us and conquers us. Love is all three and yet it is not. Sleep, when lost, makes the mind reel with uninhibited thoughts that encompass all parts of life.
My Eve (Poetry) - 10/5/2003 6:56:41 AM
My sweet Adam.. Who you are is why you will be deeply loved in your life here.. she is looking too! Paths cross and criss/cross.. when you write simply and from your heart, as you've done here, you reach out to her and you will reach her in time. But it's who you are that she will answer... you have an irrisistible essence! I have always known that... believe it! love, mom/katy xox.
My Eve (Poetry) - 10/5/2003 6:34:29 AM
Sometimes, I think it's better to stay up there in the clouds and keep looking down. But, then after all, I have a jaded view. May one day that little bird spread its wings and join thee in the clouds hon! *hugz*
My Eve (Poetry) - 10/5/2003 5:40:29 AM
awww... this is beautiful. keep up hope, there is a girl out there for you... you'll find her one day. :)
My Eve (Poetry) - 10/5/2003 5:04:15 AM
Keep pushing forward Adam. I believe you have produced several things of beauty in your writing. These were words penned from your heart, they sang a song of honest chords. Lisa
The Veil (Poetry) - 10/2/2003 12:09:08 PM
Beautifully written, romantic piece
The Veil (Poetry) - 10/2/2003 7:54:14 AM
Adam, you have so much to give.. it will come to you as well.. you just can't give up.. it's out there.. waiting, as you are waiting. Move yourself to it.. but stay here with us. Life is something you create here on earth.. she's very real, very human.. find her. love, katy/mom xox.
The Veil (Poetry) - 10/2/2003 7:14:17 AM
Hope couched in romantic terms. Very well crafted indeed.
The Veil (Poetry) - 10/1/2003 3:47:00 PM
:) I love the sensitivity that shines through in this piece, Adam! And, if you don't mind, one line here has given me inspiration from its cadence and I've already penned a couple lines as part of a new piece, thanks!! :)
The Veil (Poetry) - 10/1/2003 3:25:09 PM
Awww... Adam will you marry me?!? j/k
This is so beautiful... when you do find your bride I have no doubt that she'll be lucky!
The Veil (Poetry) - 10/1/2003 3:05:00 PM
The Veil (Poetry) - 10/1/2003 2:58:12 PM
These words I write now are but the dust of love
Yet from dust all being is made
lots of meaning in those two lines!!! Very deep....beautiful wording here, and intent....bravo! I like your style...ty for stopping by........u are very talented!
The Veil (Poetry) - 10/1/2003 2:47:35 PM
A tender and loving piece.
The Veil (Poetry) - 10/1/2003 1:09:26 PM
Beautiful soulfully written poem! ~Z~
The Veil (Poetry) - 10/1/2003 1:04:48 PM
So tender and beautiful Adam!!
The Veil (Poetry) - 10/1/2003 12:01:23 PM
Tender words that sheds a light upon a soul that is normally found in the darkness. Thanks so much for sharing this, twas a pleasure to read.
Inside The Mystery Lives A Child (Poetry) - 10/1/2003 8:03:15 AM
Geeze! Your soul is speaking loud and clear, this is excellent, but you know that! My favorite stanza...
"In this world is my true home
There my true love is waiting for me
Patiently preparing the garden loam
For the seeds of the eden I hope one day to see
I carry these seeds to my waiting love
Me too Adam, I think you have penned a real keeper here! Sending you positive vibes in the contest, this is a beauty!
Dreams (Poetry) - 10/1/2003 7:58:54 AM
This is beautiful, it is TRUE classic poetry...a place I can get lost in for a very long time! Bravo!
Dreams (Poetry) - 9/30/2003 5:28:19 PM
well crafted poem with some very good imagery...
Dreams (Poetry) - 9/30/2003 10:22:33 AM
Brillian, Adam, in context and form!! My favorite line:
"Each hour a night with its day "
Exquisite in its abstractness!! Tell you mom I miss her, give her and your aunt a hug, keep on discovering yourself and us. :)
Inside The Mystery Lives A Child (Poetry) - 9/30/2003 3:56:05 AM
Adam, poets create their own world, through their words that let others peer into that personal space. This is the dream I think we all have, and artists tend to be a bit more on the emotional side. This write paints the picture oh so well hon. It's that faerie tale romance we grow up hearing about. Whether it's real or not ... I do not know but I'd like to think it is.
Dreams (Poetry) - 9/30/2003 3:51:27 AM
Wow! Adam, you've outdone yourself hon.
Dreams (Poetry) - 9/29/2003 7:21:49 PM
Wow!! Adam.....I wish I wrote it too.....fan-bloody-tastic poetry....the kind I adore....ty, Dani
For Tammy (Poetry) - 9/29/2003 3:06:12 PM
Tammy sounds like a cool aunt and great friend. I recently lost an aunt like that myself. Though I hadn't seen her in a while. Our experiences together still resonate in my heart and mind. That's something that never leaves you. My best wishes to Tammy, your Mom, and you.
Dreams (Poetry) - 9/29/2003 8:15:42 AM
Very Well Penned Adam!!
Dreams (Poetry) - 9/29/2003 7:26:42 AM
Very well written poetry.
Dreams (Poetry) - 9/29/2003 7:02:45 AM
My highest compliment to you......lol
I WISH I WROTE IT!!!
pax and blessings
Dreams (Poetry) - 9/29/2003 7:02:08 AM
My favorite part:
"In dreams I stumble and trip toward
That theif, that friend called daylight"
Very nice Adam!
Dreams (Poetry) - 9/29/2003 6:48:07 AM
I think that I prefer my waking hours more.
Dreams (Poetry) - 9/29/2003 4:14:06 AM
Funny how daylight seems so much more profound than night. Keep dreaming Adam, atleast we're all safe there. Enjoyed. Lisa
Dreams (Poetry) - 9/29/2003 2:10:42 AM
Very well written, great meter.
Inside The Mystery Lives A Child (Poetry) - 9/28/2003 5:31:40 PM
beautifully introspective. The way you 'layer' it is outstanding. Very enjoyable read
Inside The Mystery Lives A Child (Poetry) - 9/28/2003 2:07:14 PM
you are though... you'll find out one day
just wait, you'll see. Beautiful write
Inside The Mystery Lives A Child (Poetry) - 9/28/2003 12:38:46 PM
Layers of ourselves.. Brilliant!!
Inside The Mystery Lives A Child (Poetry) - 9/28/2003 11:23:06 AM
I just love this one..the way I see it
There was a room
Within the room
There was a cuboard
In the cuboard was a drawer
In the drawer was a box
Within the box there was a letter
within the letter there was my history
She Comes (Poetry) - 9/28/2003 11:17:13 AM
Haunting imagery, wonderful depth and perception, musically expressed...
"In her gaze are all the scrolls
Of Alexandria's lost treasure
And in her mouth the songs of souls
Born mute for demons' pleasure..."
Just beautiful and inspires such incredible visions for the mind's eye!
Inside The Mystery Lives A Child (Poetry) - 9/28/2003 11:13:33 AM
Brilliant title, Adam, and, even by itself, it makes an equally brilliant statement! Introspective and melancholy poetry, smoothly lyrical and well-written! Top-notch work!
Inside The Mystery Lives A Child (Poetry) - 9/28/2003 10:59:18 AM
Yes, please don't ever forget this poem! Stay in touch with your truness.
Inside The Mystery Lives A Child (Poetry) - 9/28/2003 10:47:43 AM
Hey Adam, :)
Yeah you are sooooo made for this world...
I've asked myself the same tho.
I can relate.....I love when you write like this...Ty, Dani
Inside The Mystery Lives A Child (Poetry) - 9/28/2003 10:14:24 AM
I often feel this way also excellent reflective verses.
A Sea Captain's Lament (Poetry) - 9/28/2003 9:59:51 AM
Wonderful tale in verses.
A Sea Captain's Lament (Poetry) - 9/28/2003 9:42:32 AM
To take the good with the bad ... and sometimes there can be so much more bad than good ... Adam, this write was wonderful to read. Perhaps the next port shall harbour better will and light.
The Wedding (Poetry) - 9/28/2003 9:40:29 AM
This was a very tender write ... and love can be insipid at times and it's so much fun to write about! Then again, mushy stuff always crawls through that hidden hole in one's own outer walls.
A Sea Captain's Lament (Poetry) - 9/28/2003 7:24:46 AM
Swept away with your verse...beautiful Adam.....Just damn fantastic work....you're on a roll.....ty, Dani
A Sea Captain's Lament (Poetry) - 9/28/2003 7:02:44 AM
You took me there with your words... this is great!
A Sea Captain's Lament (Poetry) - 9/28/2003 6:15:19 AM
Adam, this tells stories that few would admit to. You've told it well. Enjoyed. Lisa
A Sea Captain's Lament (Poetry) - 9/28/2003 5:52:11 AM
This was outstanding Adam, I loved this!