Recent Reviews for Philip D Birmingham
Walter We Hardly Knew Ye (Short Story) - 9/10/2013 5:57:47 AM|
Thanks for sharing these wonderful stories. You reminded me of some of the insects and animals of my childhood––most died an early death from too much love and affection.
Art Linkletter used to have a program called, “Kids Say the Darndest Things.” I would entitle this, “Kids Do the Darndest Things.”
Mr. Bishop (Short Story) - 8/24/2013 7:46:04 AM
Sure glad I didn't attend a Catholic school. I would've been a big offender.
Here's my confession… Although it was rather public at time. In first grade in wintertime in Wisconsin, my twin brother and I wore snow pants to keep dry and warm. Everyone had a hook in the hallway to hang their heavy coats, scarves, and snow pants. Finally, spring arrived with a warm day and our mother decided that we didn't have to wear snow pants that day. After recess, my brother and I rushed into the hallway with the other children and quickly took off our snow pants and hung them on the wall like we always did during the weeks before. Only this time, we took off our pants. Our first grade teacher, standing nearby, immediately noticed and told us. We were so embarrassed to be standing in front of all the other children in our underwear! Thank goodness our mother always believed in the old adage: “always wear clean underwear, you never know when you're going to be in an accident.”
Wren Things Go Wrong (Short Story) - 5/28/2013 6:14:29 AM
a very cute story
Wren Things Go Wrong (Short Story) - 5/27/2013 5:04:20 AM
That was very funny. It seems that the species would not continue it was up to the male. I would have to check, but I thought that many birds mate for life. I don't know about wrens.
I see wrens infrequently here in suburban Houston. However, when I lived in Atlanta in a second-floor apartment with a covered balcony, I got acquainted with them. I left the sliding glass door to the balcony open sometimes and a wren would come in and investigate a large potted plant I had by the door. I also hung a fern from the ceiling of the balcony. When I noticed a wren coming and going to the fern, I got a chair and took a look. There was a nest in the fern with three eggs. Soon, both mother and father were hightailing it back and forth to the woods below bringing the luscious little green worms for the very hungry babies. Within two weeks time, the nest was vacant. It was wonderful having birds nest right in my apartment.
Another guy I knew in Georgia told me that some wrens had nested in a fishing that he had propped up against the garage wall. He had to leave the garage door open for them.
Uncle Jake and Jesus Christ (Short Story) - 2/1/2008 5:11:00 PM
Philip, this is a delightful story! Very well penned; I enjoyed this one!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your Tx. friend, Karen Lynn. :D
When Once It Rained In Bethany (Short Story) - 6/23/2003 3:58:43 PM
good historic fiction here, phillip! enjoyed~ love, your texas friend, karen lynn. (((HUGS))) :)
When Once It Rained In Bethany (Short Story) - 6/18/2003 7:07:36 PM
Interesting, compelling and powerful piece of historical fiction Philip! Very creative write.
Lilliput and Gulliver (Article) - 5/11/2009 4:36:59 PM
Philip such a touching story I wept through most of the second half - Dogs do have a soul deep inside for they will love when unloved and serve when abused - I am sure Lilliput and Gulliver are in heaven with Jean. . .
Puffball (Poetry) - 3/30/2013 4:54:07 PM
This touched my heart. I wish the same for my Grandchildren. I wish them happiness and joy all their lives. Thank you for sharing this.
Puffball (Poetry) - 3/30/2013 4:22:49 AM
Dandelion dust and granddad calling me Skeezicks.
Loving your stories.
Lady Mary Ann
Puffball (Poetry) - 3/29/2013 11:05:34 AM
Some nice children's stories. I especially liked your compassion for all things wild. I hunted a bit when I was young, but always respected nature and never shot anything I wouldn't eat.
When we were kids, puffballs were a kind of quick growing mushroom that soon turned dark brown and papery, a little larger than a golf ball and often along the manure splattered cow trails. We would always stomp them and the brown spores would fly up in the little cloud.
Puffball (Poetry) - 3/29/2013 9:03:33 AM
Wow! There are lessons here for kids of all ages, especially those near mine. You're a pretty special guy and grand kids everywhere would be lucky to call you "gramps."
Reflections on a Marriage (Poetry) - 1/27/2010 8:42:38 AM
A beautiful remembrance about the growth and change of the lifelong partnership that is marriage. I love the way you wrote that the realization that she was your best friend "came smiling at me, gradually and gracefully". How lucky you are to have these memories.
Johnny-Jump-Up (Poetry) - 9/7/2009 11:36:05 AM
THE IMAGERY IN THIS PIECE IS WONDERFUL...ENJOYED. THANKS FOR SHARING AND BLESSINGS. JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Ladyfingers (Poetry) - 8/28/2009 3:23:17 AM
THIS IS ONE VERY GOOD WRITE THAT WAS THOROUGHLY ENJOYED. THE BITTERSWEET SENTIMENTS THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE WORK IS SO TOUCHING. THANKS FOR SHARING AND GOD BLESS YOU. JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
A (Poetry) - 8/2/2008 11:40:15 AM
A very calm and loving poem.
Moments to Remember (Poetry) - 1/25/2008 3:13:41 PM
I can truly feel that essense of love you have in your heart for her. wonderful.
Johnny-Jump-Up (Poetry) - 11/11/2007 8:40:17 AM
I love her words, Just leave them be. sweey Philip, thank you so for sharing.
Newfie Hugs, Rose
The Old Man and the Young Boy (Poetry) - 11/7/2007 7:14:58 AM
Philip I thank you for your wonderful words here, my heart is filled with this story from beginning to end. Yes I too agree that your grand daughters are excellent writters. I enjoy their work very much as so yours.
Newfie Hugs, Rose
The Old Man and the Young Boy (Poetry) - 9/13/2007 4:38:41 PM
Choked up when reading this. Touching. Even your poems tell stories. That is what you are: a storyteller. This is lovely.
Johnny-Jump-Up (Poetry) - 9/12/2007 11:49:35 AM
This is so sweet! I always thought those flowers had their own personality.
"others had turned their heads this way or that to see what was going on behind them" I love the imagery!
Untitled (Poetry) - 9/2/2007 11:27:18 AM
A beautiful perspective, Philip; I wonder how many couples (those still together) can feel this after fifty years. Thank you. Love and blessings,
The Old Man and the Young Boy (Poetry) - 8/23/2007 3:47:11 PM
Your verses have touched my soul, Philip. As well, your poem makes me glad that many people tell me that I "never grew up." They may think to insult me but I take it as a compliment. Thank you. Love and peace to you,
The Old Man and the Young Boy (Poetry) - 8/8/2007 3:35:57 PM
A beautiful look at one's life. You capture both tears of joy and sadness movingly in this piece. Thanks for sharing.
Bright Eyes (Poetry) - 7/3/2007 5:32:39 PM
I share your sentiments completely, Philip. Most of "man's" behavior reveals an alienation to the world around him. Sad. Thank you. Love and peace,
A (Poetry) - 7/3/2007 5:31:07 PM
This is a lovely gift for your wife, Philip. Thank you for sharing it. Love and peace to you,
I Have Often Wondered (Poetry) - 7/3/2007 5:30:06 PM
This is soul-stirring in loveliness, Philip. Thank you for sharing these precious sentiments. Love and peace to you,
I Have Often Wondered (Poetry) - 6/23/2007 7:45:27 PM
Just so very beautiful,Hugsssss
I Have Often Wondered (Poetry) - 6/23/2007 8:07:12 AM
This is awesome work! It brought tears to my eyes. How often we take our Mothers for granted! I know that I did when she was alive. I wish I had one more day with her, I would shower her with all the love she deserved and tell her all the things that were never spoken but in my heart. Amazing write, and will certainly go into my library.
A (Poetry) - 6/9/2007 12:25:04 AM
How beautiful! Very creative.
A (Poetry) - 3/15/2007 1:26:33 PM
This is so wonderfully written and it was a very pleasurable read. Thanks for sharing this with me on the Den.
A (Poetry) - 2/16/2007 4:15:24 AM
Very creative writing.
I like it.
A (Poetry) - 11/16/2003 1:50:22 PM
Wonderfully creative write!
A (Poetry) - 9/28/2003 9:47:29 AM
Beautiful tribute for your wife.
Laura Jean and Mary Kathleen (Poetry) - 5/30/2003 5:45:32 AM
Tears in my eyes, how beautiful, wise and loving.