Recent Reviews for Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Hummingbirds (Poetry) - 6/8/2013 1:36:39 PM|
The gift of Life Andre Life my friend Life so blessed.
Hummingbirds (Poetry) - 5/30/2013 1:48:14 PM
Such rich language, as always!
A pleasure, sir.
Benighted Or Refractory Nations (Poetry) - 4/8/2013 9:11:45 PM
Outstanding poetics and form, Andre Emmanuel! Message, questions, missive, plea and plight, all brought to challenge intelligence, tolerance and might.
Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen
Hummingbirds (Poetry) - 3/27/2013 12:45:22 PM
A well executed write Andre. Your ability to place just the right words to express your theme was excellent."Nature’s new birth on the womb of the Earth..." Here you use the word "on" when birth has taken place. I know that babies are placed on their mothers womb after birth as a sought of bonding between the two. For me the word "from" is more suitable but so also in your wording.
With deepest respect
Hummingbirds (Poetry) - 3/27/2013 12:18:04 PM
I luvit andre so happy to see your work back in the den...You are inspiring me to contribute once more and very soon.,,HUGS>>> The dame from Marianna.
Seasonation (Poetry) - 3/24/2013 5:44:12 PM
Seasonation (Poetry) - 3/23/2013 8:25:37 AM
Spring brings out the best in us and has obviously made you rejoice.
Seasonation (Poetry) - 3/23/2013 8:09:17 AM
Alas the lowly Earthworm may be near the bottom of the food chain,
but like all the others near, or at the bottom, even the Amoeba, everyone of us depend on them too.
I see you have grown a beard.
Seasonation (Poetry) - 3/23/2013 3:45:30 AM
You have brought life to my garden with your hypnotic
words of springs arrival.
All life is revived and spawning. Daffodils ready to bloom at a moments notice. Bulbs send out quest for life. Well done.
Seasonation (Poetry) - 3/22/2013 2:49:03 PM
i like this very much
Benighted Or Refractory Nations (Poetry) - 2/15/2013 3:31:30 AM
Amen to your poetic facts Andre
Even the big five are puppets of another
...... Observe how fellow poets
Sit upon their quills in silence
Peace be with you Andre
Aye For Wrong, Nay For Right (Poetry) - 2/9/2013 1:31:04 PM
Ah Andre. Waking up is one thing.Doing something about it quite another.I admire Abraham Lincoln greatly but men like him alas are so few and far between.I fear America will go the way of ancient Rome. Luke
Benighted Or Refractory Nations (Poetry) - 2/9/2013 1:22:36 PM
I would say a passive crime sir.History will judge them so.Love your writing Andre. Luke
Benighted Or Refractory Nations (Poetry) - 2/1/2013 2:17:03 PM
I have be inactive for quite sometime it is so wonderful to see your work once more you are such an inspiring mentor. I bow as always to your pen and will post soon. peace, love, and blessings.
Aye For Wrong, Nay For Right (Poetry) - 2/1/2013 4:47:33 AM
it would be so wonderful if money was equally divided among all of us, rather than the way it is. I read a post that there are some higher ups in the world who made so much cash last year alone that they could save some old world country from hunger. I cannot even fathom that kind of money...let alone the deficit that keeps accruing and accruing. I just learned that Burger King admits to using horse meat from another country imported. That makes no sense to me either. We need a woman leader. Thanks for sharing you empirical knowledge & too the Abe Lincoln quote
Feudal Lords cultivate entrapment
thus flourishing us to poverty
We The People Revolt Revolt Revolt
Aye For Wrong, Nay For Right (Poetry) - 1/31/2013 8:08:07 PM
Since I see more poetically than politically, this is a sweet piece of political poetics, Andre Emmanuel! Most times it seems to me the world is out of tune, discordant, and outer-worded. Money is just a common term for wealth, and foolishness and self, perverted. Yet, these are 'bad times', as they've been before. When does the life-sucking-bank give back it dividends? Before, or After?
To Asclepius Son Of Apollo (Poetry) - 1/31/2013 6:56:06 PM
A divinely heart-felt plea, almost too painful to read, and wish as such, as such could be. Who wouldn't want to cure Cancer?
Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen
A Vessel On (Poetry) - 1/31/2013 6:53:08 PM
My favorite lines:
"Vessel on the ocean of the verb
Enriching with foam waves of language"
Vessel, waves: ocean, foam: verb, language: of the, enriching.
At times it is not the whole poem which inspires, even as it does, it's the moments of life caught in interpretation that makes a poem a pleasure/teacher/wonder/ever.
Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen
Aye For Wrong, Nay For Right (Poetry) - 1/30/2013 8:25:07 AM
Money sure does seem to be the name of the game today. I just saw a PBS biography on Henry Ford. For all his money, the man was not corrupted until he aged and became suspicious of Jewish people and defied unions. Money seems to always have been in control and it will take everything the common people have to throw the money changers out.
Aye For Wrong, Nay For Right (Poetry) - 1/29/2013 8:34:34 PM
Wake up America, we are becoming the greatest slave yeard of the history of Man. We support industrialists of wars in the name of freedom that we never had. The citizenry that ignores the history of the country; that never respects the Constitution, is an outlaw. That goes to everyone in the Oval Office and in Congress too. We live and function under Dictorship based on the system of Two Lords (Dictators) and One Vassal that serves them.
John Michael Domino
"We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution." â€• Abraham Lincoln
To Asclepius Son Of Apollo (Poetry) - 1/29/2013 7:33:53 AM
Asclepius Son of Apollo - a hero, and the Roman god of medicine and healing. Blessed with two daughters Hygeia (goddess of health) and Panacea (goddess of healing) - all interesting characters in the pantheon of myth and metaphor. Many are the diseases wrought upon the mind and heart of man. Thankfully there is healing. An insightful construct. You have a uniquely singular voice poet. Thankyou for sharing ...
The Knight-Errant Of Big Apple (Poetry) - 1/28/2013 11:35:51 AM
well trumpet-crumpets jungle gym with cat claws & whale bones
this is one social racketeering read Andre & very well expressed
We are a destructive race, To many men & women seek power struggle
deathtraps over senseless harming, like killing to show killing is wrong
...the Cheetah Princess knows how to maintain her territory
without destroying herself
we can learn allot from the animal kingdom...
Making Apple Pie & Vanilla Ice Cream
The King Of The Animals (Poetry) - 1/27/2013 10:58:00 AM
An astute and surely unpopular comment on the status of this nation...well supported by the carefully chosen quotes, Andre...this reminds me of the great Statesman Konrad Adenauer who said, One must first become unpopular to be taken seriously...(he did not of course speak of America).
I think the well-being of any nation starts with the education of the children...do they know the constitution and if they do, can they apply it? Can the adults?
Good to read your work again.
The Knight-Errant Of Big Apple (Poetry) - 1/27/2013 9:19:38 AM
I have not read you in a great while. But with this piece, you bring forth the feline kingdom of the earth in an allegory quite profound from your viewpoint near the center of the financial universe we call planet Earth. Yes, the Lions control the Security Council. But the Cold War probably was ended more by the United Nations then we want to believe. Now it's time for the kitties to roar.
The Knight-Errant Of Big Apple (Poetry) - 1/27/2013 7:20:14 AM
To a great psychological depth; brightly construed, allegorized, and composed. I remember the inception of this poetic paradigm. Your honing of it has (with even greater incisiveness) sharpened the prophetic nature of the message. Continued inspiration ...
The Knight-Errant Of Big Apple (Poetry) - 1/27/2013 5:45:29 AM
Exellent, Outstanding and Profound
view of the world that surrounds us
Peace be with you
The Knight-Errant Of Big Apple (Poetry) - 1/27/2013 1:54:13 AM
Waking up is one thing. Perhaps ignorance is bliss to most.To wake up would mean the realization something is WRONG but "Oh dear what can I do?" No, I will go back to sleep. It's easier that way.Let those awake follow the pied piper to the wharf !!
The King Of The Animals (Poetry) - 1/27/2013 12:11:30 AM
Andre Abraham Lincoln is someone I admire greatly but I never considered him a prophet until I read this. This entity that grows and grows slowly but surely enslaving us and destroying us called government.I fear for our children and grand children my friend.
A Vessel On (Poetry) - 1/26/2013 4:15:27 PM
I'm an oar floating along your poetic vessel
swimming with the muses & the poetic
waves..love your celestial sunshine Andre
Word Rivers & Poetic Fields
Forget Not, Poets... (Poetry) - 12/17/2012 6:27:30 AM
a most inspirational write Andre
I feel like I have A quill in hand a virgin parchment before me
the inkwell is full, yet I am unable to scribe my thoughts
there is no inspiration in my heart, no matter how hard I try
Now I sit here wondering why?..... I feel like I am wedged in an uncreative thought
Peace be with you Andre
A Vessel On (Poetry) - 12/17/2012 6:12:33 AM
its a great pleasure to read your words again
peace be with you
When The Blades Of The Swords Shine (Poetry) - 12/16/2012 8:49:42 PM
Your words draw, like moths to the light, this man's soul. Welcome back Andre. I hope life in all it's uncertainty has been good to you. Luke
A Vessel On (Poetry) - 12/16/2012 8:43:27 PM
A Poet creates "A Vessel On" Ah wise writer of dreams !!!
Forget Not, Poets... (Poetry) - 12/16/2012 8:40:07 PM
Andre. Inspiring write for one as simple as I. Blessings my friend.
Forget Not, Poets... (Poetry) - 12/12/2012 11:45:05 AM
blessings to you Andre - "we are now the reality within a dream"... indeed.
Forget Not, Poets... (Poetry) - 12/10/2012 2:29:46 PM
We oft times forget our task and get caught up in the lure of recognition. As poets we still have the duty to send our own versions of reality to perhaps enlighten folks and make them think a bit.......If we are lucky.
Forget Not, Poets... (Poetry) - 12/9/2012 6:16:49 PM
Andre, when you write poems like this, I often wonder if within that creative mind of yours there is not a brief visitation from the Holy Spirit who oft times gives to all men that which must be said or done.We believe that we are the ones who create by the written word that which we feel is needed to be said. This is not so in many instances, for we are but a tool in God's hands and through the Holy Spirit are guided as to what to write. This write of yours was, I believe, done with such help. One line stands out " Causing envy to ministers and cloned men's priests". I make no comment on its setting out, for it is the words and the truth contained within each sentence
as you were inspired to write which is all important.
I leave one piece of advice and that is, write what you are prompted to write and not that which you may feel will please the reader.
As always my deepest respect for your works.
A Vessel On (Poetry) - 11/20/2012 8:36:14 PM
Poems such as this only dreams create. Nice photo of you, my friend.
When The Blades Of The Swords Shine (Poetry) - 11/9/2012 3:47:25 AM
EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!!! POWERFUL POEM!!!!!!!!! ''... before the Sun kisses the dews of the dawn''-------- I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
When The Blades Of The Swords Shine (Poetry) - 10/14/2012 12:27:13 AM
The sword of justice never shone so brightly as in your sharp poem, Andre.
When The Blades Of The Swords Shine (Poetry) - 10/8/2012 11:39:15 AM
As always my great friend reading you is a great teaching tool for me. Thank You Sir for sharing...........GOD BLESS YOU.......Tony Nerone.
When The Blades Of The Swords Shine (Poetry) - 10/7/2012 9:22:05 AM
It is a time for serious actions by shining swords because hope and the light of peace are fading fast in our world.
When The Blades Of The Swords Shine (Poetry) - 10/6/2012 1:09:02 PM
A sermon, no doubt constructed by a mind of intense aptitude which enables it to compile words in tuneful order. Though not directed to the common man in its linguistic style, it is none the less challenging to those of an enquiring mind.
As always I find no fault in this piece.
When The Blades Of The Swords Shine (Poetry) - 10/6/2012 10:29:42 AM
I HAVE MISSED YOUR PEN SO MUCH AND BOW TO IT ONCE MORE AS I SAVOR THIS BEAUTIFUL PIECE. PEACE,LOVE, AND BLESSINGS MY FRIEND.
When The Blades Of The Swords Shine (Poetry) - 10/6/2012 6:38:08 AM
What I love most about your writing is that every read brings something different in interpretation.. at least it does for me.
When The Blades Of The Swords Shine (Poetry) - 10/6/2012 6:08:43 AM
Like a beneficent rain; tears of a visionary, whose gaze out upon a dying landscape calls forth (again) the beauty and honor that is fast vanishing. There are times, as we've all experienced, when the garden will exsiccate, dry up, and die, so the soil can again be worked, enriched, and regenerated, in preparation for the next harvest to appear. Such it is, and has always been, with the Earth, and with people.
A Vessel On (Poetry) - 10/3/2012 6:32:13 AM
Nice to see YOU Andre Bendavi!!!!!!!!!!!! '' sea of words''...''in the nights of life''...''with foam waves of language''...''shors of dreams''------- BEAUTIFUL, TALENTED!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!
A Vessel On (Poetry) - 10/2/2012 4:14:12 PM
So good to read your work again-I trust you are well!