Recent Reviews for Gene Williamson
Guns on the Chesapeake: The Winning of America's Independence (Book) - 7/8/2009 11:33:28 AM|
I'm not playing into "your vanity" or anything: I really am an addict when it comes to this niche of history. IF, that's a big one, IF, it is written really well, almost dramatically. I think you may be that writer. But, why doesn't your publisher offer more excerpts to read? I just went there and the pages are minimal. Perhaps Amazon does, we'll see.
So which of your 2 best will I want someday, this one or "Sea & Skies"?
I'm not sure yet. Which one quotes Shakespeare a lot? I love that. I did that throughout the last half of "The Last Renaissance Man" - It is such a fine thing to those of us who read "the bard" and it fits the time period. I'd say this one has the superb telling of the many sea battles that shaped our 1st War but often go unaccounted in the more comprehensive major publisher histories, those see to concentrate on Washington's struggle. Great full period coverage here: 1763-1783. Sounds promising.
Any B&W illustrations enclosed?
I'm going to Amazon to see if there's a "Look Inside".
Best, michael guy
Of the Sea and Skies: Historic Hampton and Its Times (Book) - 7/8/2009 10:41:11 AM
This excerpt reads like a novel! With all the "research you've done (incredible!) I would think a "early American-historical" novel is the next logical step. Of course I've completed a "very English" historical novel and the illusion is burst: don't expect the majors to pick it up if you don't have a million friends to sell it too. Still my mother was a DAR and a Revolutionary War era history fanatic. If she were still alive I'd buy it in a minute for her. On her side we came down from a "Richard Hulse" original Long Island land grand settle from London 1649.
I want to read one of yours as I love it too... if all my money was not so caught up in music I'd do it now with this one I think. Which has the most sea-battle action?
I will definitely check out your publisher link. These have been published since the 90's I wish I had known of them back then before my mother died.
More incredible books from writers NOT published by the big publishers (which seldom enthuse me)!
Letter from England (Short Story) - 9/1/2011 2:07:05 PM
I loved this Gene! Loved the language and authenticity one feels upon reading. Great job! ~Elizabeth
All's Well... (32) (Short Story) - 2/19/2011 4:40:45 AM
All's Well... (32) (Short Story) - 7/24/2009 5:09:26 AM
Sorry I haven't commented earlier, your writing still keeps
me on the edge of my seat and your talent surpasses mine by leaps and bounds.
Thanks for making my day and I enjoy reading you!
All's Well... (32) (Short Story) - 7/9/2009 11:27:13 AM
Oh...should have waited to send my message AFTER I read this chapter :o) This has been some really good reading, Gene, and hate to see the story come to an end. Guess I'll have to start at the beginning and read again :o)
Blessings and Love - Micke
Watertown Book Signing (31) (Short Story) - 7/9/2009 10:50:40 AM
Can a leopard change his spots? Can Jack? Ooooohhh...methinks there is a whole lot more intrigue coming about...soon, and that Matt will be to the forefont. Like father, like son; Jack comes by his ways honestly. Continues to be a great read, Gene...
Blessings and Love - Micke
Watertown Reunion (30) (Short Story) - 7/9/2009 10:36:02 AM
(I'm baaack :o)
Delightful how you brought this family together, especially the "reunion". Each chapter is its own story, and pulled together with ongoing revelations! Great dialogue, too...did I say that a few times before :o)
Blessings and Love - Micke
(who is now hungry for some crab cakes!)
All's Well... (32) (Short Story) - 7/6/2009 6:55:38 AM
Still the twists and turn right up to the end...excellent series, Gene and I enjoyed every moment.
All's Well... (32) (Short Story) - 7/5/2009 1:58:41 AM
They say that where an adventure ends...there's going another, you have Capt'n Jack series inside your tummy, let them go out!
PS. My electron-microscope was in the dumps, next time post with at least one foot high fonts will ya? some of us has a bad experience with anything that requires "little print" LOL
All's Well... (32) (Short Story) - 7/4/2009 3:54:47 PM
the irony of all of the infidelity snuggles perfectly into the finality of this series just as it should -- so perfectly fitting -- if this be The End, it was a marvelously entertaining read that went quickly -- no dull moments to slow my enthusiasm -- if this be not the end, then I anxiously await, 33 -- peace and love my friend -- Jon Michael
All's Well... (32) (Short Story) - 7/4/2009 1:45:04 PM
Excellent write, Gene; please keep the Captain Jack series going! Well penned, bravo! And a most happy July Fourth to you, sir; may it be full of fun, family, food, festivities, and most of all, fireworks! Stay safe!
(((HUGS))) and much loe, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
All's Well... (32) (Short Story) - 7/4/2009 1:41:29 PM
The end? I think not. You will never reach the end, Gene, and I am glad of that. Write on!
All's Well... (32) (Short Story) - 7/4/2009 1:30:56 PM
That was a fast lane wrap up. I like that touch where all the spouses are cheating on each other. You sure this is the end. Do you have at least a 100,000 words. If not, we may have more to go.
Watertown Book Signing (31) (Short Story) - 6/24/2009 12:47:23 PM
I do not believe Jack is a changed man. Words are cheap and he likes to talk big anyway. I thought it funny that the young ladies were hanging around to see Lew after the book signing. I don't believe he would be interested. Great details. I had a few good laughs. I like the touch of detail about Captain Jack that arrived with the Doctor, who brought more history with him which developed Lew and Cliff. characters deeper.
Watertown Book Signing (31) (Short Story) - 6/23/2009 6:48:54 AM
I agree with the others a splendid chapter, Gene...I guess each family has those few that one would like to claim are not part of the family, but you learn to cope. Love it when Cliff takes charge
Watertown Book Signing (31) (Short Story) - 6/22/2009 12:25:27 PM
Karen's right Gene, another good chapter, and I could feel myself becoming so angry with Matt...and I loved Cliff's response...perfect!
Watertown Book Signing (31) (Short Story) - 6/19/2009 9:13:20 AM
Great addition to the Captain Jack series, Gene; you ROCK!! Well done!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Watertown Reunion (30) (Short Story) - 6/13/2009 10:21:55 AM
great story Gene, you have a talent for keeping the reading
on the edge!! Wonderful series!! thanks!
Watertown Reunion (30) (Short Story) - 6/10/2009 7:20:04 AM
I have a feeling Frank is going to put the make on Marie and Marie senses it when she says to Cliff, "I know. So please stay close." Maybe he will try to molest Marie if he gets drunk enough. The foreshadowing is there when Louise says she's surprised Cliff wants to help family that abused him. IT seems this story is not winding down after all. Cliff may be getting more than he bargained for by trying to help his half family. And then of course, there's Jack. He's better off left in jail. Cliff could be making a big mistake helping get that ".#& %.#%" out. Jack should become a eunuch first before they let him out of jail.
Watertown Reunion (30) (Short Story) - 6/5/2009 1:44:37 AM
You have a knack for writing dialogue that's believable....and I almost feel as though I'm hiding behind a table or a chair somewhere at The Blue Crab, watching and listening to all that's going on. And Gene, I smiled at how you ended this installment....again, very real.
Watertown Reunion (30) (Short Story) - 6/4/2009 3:52:17 AM
you are really good at your writing technique Gene
I jumped right into the plot of this story installment
and I Love it! I want to go dancing at "Watertown Reunion" & have some crab cakes
also I like the small home town feel as I felt I was also visiting too & through your story line I could visualize easily
so put lots of onions & some melted cheese on my chili dog please :)
Peace, Love & Continued Inspirations!
Watertown Reunion (30) (Short Story) - 6/3/2009 3:16:18 PM
another very entertaining segment in your wonderful "Captain Jack" series Gene -- it is rewarding to see a master story teller unveil his intricate weave -- thanks my friend for sharing your great work with me -- I am thoroughly enjoying the progress -- peace and love -- Jon Michael
Watertown Reunion (30) (Short Story) - 6/3/2009 7:44:37 AM
So nice to catch up with the Captain Jack series, Gene, it is like visiting old friends...
Watertown Reunion (30) (Short Story) - 6/3/2009 6:48:13 AM
I'm enjoying the way you weave the stories together with such ease, or so it seems. The lovers, the business, the family dynamics of an aging family with old stories to tell, all from their own perspective. This fly on the wall is much impressed. Hugs, J'nia
Watertown Reunion (30) (Short Story) - 6/2/2009 4:57:22 AM
Read this story and have a deja-vu, because we all had been there at one time or another!
Watertown Reunion (30) (Short Story) - 6/2/2009 12:55:30 AM
Well written, interesting write, Gene. Very well done my friend.
War on Chesapeake Bay (Article) - 2/13/2009 11:16:27 AM
As my grandgirl would say, "This totally rocks." Talk about the "Wild West!" What about the Wild East?? When I write in the Revolutionary & Colonial period, I'm always blown away by what I discover by just a little research into the local stuff. I'll have to share it w/a friend whose kid is at St. Mary's. (Thanks for the link.)
War on Chesapeake Bay (Article) - 1/21/2009 4:45:43 PM
You have achieved great historical commentary with, "War on the Chesapeake." Having lived in Maryland, I became homesick from your descriptive prose. I look forward to continuing this tale of the Chesapeake with my very own copy of this book. It sounds fascinating!
War on Chesapeake Bay (Article) - 11/27/2001 12:15:27 AM
Was not the ships name the Africa, Licenced for trading, william Claiborne, Captan and master who in 1630-31 had passengers/men-servants bound from England to Maryland. and among them a Charles Morehead/Moorehead/ Muirhead son of David Muirhead of London an investor in Kent Island? Charles sent as his fathers representative and to oversee their investment of Kent Island. Please write I am most interested in corrisponding with you on this. Thank you
sailor's lament (Poetry) - 2/14/2014 6:08:24 AM
Your poem evokes something a bit different for me. My father built QShips for the Royal Navy in WWI and Liberty Ships in WWII for the USA. He owned several small boats, but I never once saw or heard of him actually going out in any of them. And yet neither he nor my mother warned their sons about joining the Navy or going to sea, which both did. I've never thought that odd before. Thanks for the prod and light bulb (red lens, of course) ... fair winds and following seas, Gene.
ain't nessasarily so (Poetry) - 1/3/2013 10:23:30 AM
This one thing is true...your words in prose and poetry are solely missed here at AD.
Cheers and wishing you well.
On Reading T.S. Eliot... (Poetry) - 12/23/2012 8:33:22 AM
With all of this banging and whimpering, and the resurection of Guy Fawkes, Mr. Eliot needs a mass revival - we should be both dumb and dumbstruck. Thanks Gene ...
wordplay (Poetry) - 12/12/2012 9:14:14 PM
I smiled right through this and I can shamefully say sighed when the definitions appeared under the write! Thank you Poet for enriching my vocabulary in such a smooth way. With respect, Carol
befofe the big bang--what? (Poetry) - 12/12/2012 8:14:00 AM
Unpardon me but I relent it boldly;
For it is far ahead, if I can be sure of it,
And far it is, that my hallucination be valid,
And hallucination it is, as it should be,
And however, unlike itself, mysterious, unknown, and untested,
So it be foreseen in my tireless search.
A Broken Man (Poetry) - 7/14/2012 10:26:05 AM
Time passes quickly, and we are but blades of grass that wither and return to the Earth in the face of eternity. Excellent, albeit sober pen for me, poet!
befofe the big bang--what? (Poetry) - 5/21/2012 2:49:21 PM
I don't know but like love how you ask it!
I watched a show last night about the birth of a new planet
and our infantile earth was said to have been slammed into by a planet named Thea (i many have spelled that wrong)
It was really amazing and awesome how they gave visuals
and how the crust of earth spewed into space
and then that debri collected (in time) and formed a ball of rock
that we all love to adore "the moon" and what pulls it all together
as a "possibility" is that the moon dust & rocks are the same as the earths crust...wow...I know that leaves little room for god
but still it is fascinating...
Moon Walks & Light Years
oh and one more thing, they were able to tell by some fossil corral
colonies that due to the orbital speed of the tide & the moon being so close to move the tides over 100 mph 1 year was close to 24 hours
yeah...wild I am dizzy :) xx
Alone at the Windy Beach (Poetry) - 1/27/2012 2:20:43 AM
Heavenly words...and my favourite place to be too...All those cobwebs blown clean away..Its just about the only place left we can ululate...
Best wishes, Diana...
befofe the big bang--what? (Poetry) - 12/10/2011 8:17:23 PM
Something for nothing, the normal human quest. God was giving out 75% off coupons for galaxies in the origin real estate "boom" Patrick
befofe the big bang--what? (Poetry) - 11/29/2011 8:52:27 AM
There is no other but "what", or rather "who."
Alone at the Windy Beach (Poetry) - 11/22/2011 8:13:42 AM
Your word pictures possess so much clarity that I can easily plant myself within the frame and dance along with you and the gulls.Oh what a sight. Love it Gene. J'nia <> <
some fun with words (Poetry) - 11/6/2011 12:35:16 AM
Excellent, and thanks very much for the definetions list as to be honest I didn't understand many of the words in the first reading.
very well written, thank you for sharing,
befofe the big bang--what? (Poetry) - 11/6/2011 12:29:53 AM
Good Question, "Einstein or Aristotle
or What?", Nice work, thanks for sharing.
befofe the big bang--what? (Poetry) - 11/2/2011 10:27:25 AM
Your poem is thought provoking at the least. Wonderful work, as usual. I, too, will have to go with "or what". I think the debate of when the world began will go on as long as there are men who wish to argue the point.
Joy L. Hale
befofe the big bang--what? (Poetry) - 10/20/2011 11:20:23 AM
I like the idea of Einstein's that there was nothing, and then, out of nowhere, !!!!!BANG!!!!! --one word spoken by the unseen Creator (The greatest poet of all), simply using His imagination, and then, commanding His galactic ink, put pen to the blackness, and said, "BE". --Charlie (I love how you think, Gene)
For Dad Wherever You Are (Poetry) - 10/16/2011 6:57:00 PM
A touching reflection of father & son. Oh, the haunting questions we forgot to ask.
my whimsical muse (Poetry) - 10/14/2011 5:59:56 AM
Mine sometimes packs a bag and goes off on holiday without even a word or thought of me being left behind--searching. Fickle things! I think we all can appreciate this, Gene. Well done! ~Elizabeth
befofe the big bang--what? (Poetry) - 10/11/2011 3:26:55 PM
Nooooooooo, this has messed up my head since a wee bern, I refuse to ponder it, i refuse to ponder it. lol top going.
befofe the big bang--what? (Poetry) - 10/10/2011 1:34:34 PM
What? Is What God in this instance? All the theorising in the world and technological advances can only take us back - HYPOTHETICALLY - to what is, indisputeably, fact. We are here from nothing, i.e. chaos, so why do we continue to insist that there can be no God-being-him-wot-fired-the-gun-and-who-is-beyond-our-understanding-yet-not-impossible-to-know? Wasn't it Galileo who said something like "We can understand how go the heavens but not how the heavens go"? Poor old God gets blamed for everything and credited with nothing but, perhaps after all, he's the biggest hotshot of 'em all...?? I'm off to consult The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy to remind myself what Zaphod Beeblebrox has to say on the matter... I think he was an Einstein-ist as I seem to remember that 42 came into it somewhere... !! :)) xx
befofe the big bang--what? (Poetry) - 10/9/2011 8:39:13 AM
i think its beyond the capacity of our human brains to conceptualize the essence and mystery of creation ...
befofe the big bang--what? (Poetry) - 10/8/2011 6:54:28 AM
Gene, I too have to go with "or What", that gives me much more room to let my imagination go...as always superb poetry my friend.
Love and peace Gene, Carole~
wordplay (Poetry) - 10/5/2011 10:43:03 PM
Clever... ...and a fine lesson, Gene. Thank you. Love and peace,
befofe the big bang--what? (Poetry) - 10/5/2011 10:41:24 PM
Substance to give thought to, Gene. Thank you. Love and peace to you,
befofe the big bang--what? (Poetry) - 10/5/2011 1:25:59 PM
As far as I'm concerned there has never been nothing, there has always been something. Even the Bible starts with the Earth covered with water in an empty universe. Man cogitates and extrapolates far too definitively in linear time, how it started, how it evolves - timelessness is the key. A thing that is hard to get our puny minds around. or WHAT? The Christ of Creation. Cool thoughts. richard
befofe the big bang--what? (Poetry) - 10/5/2011 6:35:55 AM
I opt for the 'or What' as well.. great writing that leaves us to question... well done! Myrna
befofe the big bang--what? (Poetry) - 10/5/2011 5:57:25 AM
A most philosophical, inquisitive voice, delving deep ~
As for me, I just love to sink into the delicious mysteries Gene...
befofe the big bang--what? (Poetry) - 10/5/2011 5:38:15 AM
Interesting take on the beginning of the world. At the end you say Einstein or Aristotle, or What. I choose What. Because who really knows? Great write.
befofe the big bang--what? (Poetry) - 10/5/2011 5:25:14 AM
I have no idea, Gene. Could that be because we can't understand it? We have been trying for so long... What do you choose?
befofe the big bang--what? (Poetry) - 10/5/2011 4:56:44 AM
"or What?", of course! -- with "or what", I can judiciously(?) apply hyperbole and instantly romanticize the event(?) -- with Aristotle's polymath and Einstein's E=MC 2 I become grounded in hard data that eventually dulls my senses -- Gene you have created my "big bang" for the day and it is decidedly a fortuitous asset my dear friend --EMW = poetry to be savored -- I bid you love and peace my dear friend -- Jon Michael
befofe the big bang--what? (Poetry) - 10/5/2011 4:33:25 AM
Great writing Gene but I choose the what.
Newfie Hugs, Rose
befofe the big bang--what? (Poetry) - 10/5/2011 4:20:59 AM
Kool writing, Gene! I choose the "what"...giggle
befofe the big bang--what? (Poetry) - 10/5/2011 3:40:49 AM
Left to interpretation and belief, of course, but I am choose "What". Much to consider in your piece, Gene. ~Elizabeth
befofe the big bang--what? (Poetry) - 10/4/2011 8:49:19 PM
"or What?" ~Gene~
after much deliberation,
still to be day by day!
befofe the big bang--what? (Poetry) - 10/4/2011 4:40:14 PM
Your timing with this thought challenge
couldn't be better, Gene, the day the Nobel
for Physics was awarded to three who've
determined the definite expansion of the universe,
accelerating away to where or what? Is it being
pulled apart by an even greater universe so many trillions
of light years distant we can't see or by a gigantic force
of dark matter?
I love how you see and how you force me to think.
befofe the big bang--what? (Poetry) - 10/4/2011 11:56:09 AM
The animal world would have been better off with out the intrusion of man, but I have to go with what...?
befofe the big bang--what? (Poetry) - 10/4/2011 10:16:42 AM
Thought provoking write, Gene, as always you have us all thinking...
Peace, love and light,
befofe the big bang--what? (Poetry) - 10/4/2011 9:40:49 AM
Who cares? I'm here. You're there. Uh, wait a minute. Maybe I'm not here and you are not there. Mind-blogging.
art appreciation (Poetry) - 9/29/2011 4:55:25 AM
Love the juxtaposition of color and sensuality. Definitely an art! Wonderful piece, Gene! ~Elizabeth
wordplay (Poetry) - 9/29/2011 12:32:11 AM
here's to that deep breath of creative life, gene!
Last Dance (Poetry) - 9/26/2011 9:27:23 AM
What an extraordinary visual one gets upon reading this piece, Gene! I feel a bit voyeuristic somehow. Outstanding! ~Elizabeth
wordplay (Poetry) - 9/25/2011 9:02:16 PM
Thought I had a good vocabulary. Missed 4 !!
Thanks for the lesson...& in such an enjoyable form, too.
Gotta go add chthonic,anfractuous, grimpen, and eudaimonia to my
Q: is there going to be a test? 'So, will it be a pop quiz?
Catcha later. Gon' look for a laughing gull after I finish studying
vocabulary. Git 'er done, 'en git away!! :)
x:)x Phyllis x:)x
wordplay (Poetry) - 9/19/2011 3:55:55 PM
Your endless imagination, together with these interesting and less used words, makes this a delectable reading.
wordplay (Poetry) - 9/17/2011 10:02:46 PM
You blighter. I had the dictionary out, then at the end!!!!! grrr lolol
Becareful the Bell Bouy don't wallop you.
Very clever, never seen anything like this before.
wordplay (Poetry) - 9/12/2011 1:20:16 PM
...you are good!!!!!
wordplay (Poetry) - 9/11/2011 12:09:25 PM
You did this amazingly well, though that's no surprise from you, Gene. :) I look forward to your art of words, and this time is as much as a treat as always.
wordplay (Poetry) - 9/8/2011 1:44:17 PM
This is awesome!
wordplay (Poetry) - 9/8/2011 12:01:50 PM
i fink you've been got by a Siren, Gene... reading your "translation" makes me realise what much better words I could have used when writing me latest coo-ku. The Oxford English for starters... Thesaurus for main? I hope she calls you to circumlocute England... xx
wordplay (Poetry) - 9/8/2011 6:32:24 AM
NICE work... you always deliver... and yes, did they make you take off your shoes? Couldn't resist asking.. again great work.. Myrna
wordplay (Poetry) - 9/7/2011 8:24:33 PM
Did they make you take off your belt and shoes first? Patrick
wordplay (Poetry) - 9/7/2011 7:41:28 PM
You certainly haven't lost your touch. This is fantastic mind boggling poetry...love it and you...
Peace, love and light,
wordplay (Poetry) - 9/7/2011 10:37:31 AM
Gene, love means never having to say you're sorry and poetry is soul food. Nice work, this...i loved it.
wordplay (Poetry) - 9/7/2011 7:25:42 AM
glad to see age can still produce clever wordplay to juggle around the fossils of thought ...
wordplay (Poetry) - 9/7/2011 5:34:15 AM
Such a fun and clever exercise! And thank you for the definitions, too, Gene ... my fingers would have been on fire searching Webster! ~Elizabeth
wordplay (Poetry) - 9/7/2011 3:53:07 AM
I LOVE words...and I LOVE this poem!!! Awesome, Gene!
wordplay (Poetry) - 9/7/2011 2:05:33 AM
'' takes flight on the wings of a laughing gull''...''and dissapears, alas, in the sussurus of the wind''--------- VERY BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE THIS SENTENCES!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
wordplay (Poetry) - 9/6/2011 6:58:05 PM
Your sonic elements are quite an artistic pursuit, wow!
I greatly enjoy your dramatic flair, Gene!
wordplay (Poetry) - 9/6/2011 3:34:17 PM
in your complex poetry!
sound, would be my favorite!!
wordplay (Poetry) - 9/6/2011 2:44:26 PM
I wondered what happened to you...then it became quite clear. You got lost on a sand dune then you were kidnapped by a seagull, is that it? BTW, I consider myself lucky, I knew 3 of the 11 words in your glossary.
Cheers, and its good to see you again.
wordplay (Poetry) - 9/6/2011 2:40:42 PM
Nothing bogus about this, Poet Gene, or
about the state of eudaimonia i'm in
reading it - i love this Willimson,
in fact i love all Williamson;
made my morning you did... i needed
a lift out of an anfractuous grimpen
and you obliged big time
wordplay (Poetry) - 9/6/2011 1:33:07 PM
Gene, I am captivated and euphoric with this pursuit of artless abandon -- anfractuous routing aside the circumlocution is a marvelously entertaining voyage to my aging eyes and sputtering mental capabilities -- if old "blue eyes" were around to savor this gem he would give it one of his patented, "ring a ding dings" --Irene's torrid tryst agreed with you my dear friend -- I bid you peace, joy and love -- Jon Michael
wordplay (Poetry) - 9/6/2011 1:18:36 PM
Well bless your heart Gene for the meanings of those words, that made me read it a few times.LOL Great as usual.
Newfie Hugs, Rose
wordplay (Poetry) - 9/6/2011 12:32:59 PM
Hah! Superannuated my foot. Beachcombers never get old, they just smell that way, and you are not even ready to get lost in the hushed murmuring of currents aloft. Get back into that hut you put together with bamboo and Bazooka Bubble Gum. Jeez!
wordplay (Poetry) - 9/6/2011 12:20:42 PM
Orotund indeed! And you are NOT too old to be useful gene, even if this is a biographical snippet. "an offshore groaner" conjures much in this readers mind, (love the phrase thankyou) as does the periphrasis you employ to discombobulate the analphabetics. (-: Gotta love it - word candy from a master. richard
On Reading T.S. Eliot... (Poetry) - 9/3/2011 10:36:44 AM
Gene - When I first read T.S. I was astounded by some of the images he used. Though I didn't appreciate his later poems as much as the earlier ones, I, like you, am at that age where,
I [too] have measured out my life
in coffee spoons,
I am either dumb or dumbstruck
Excellent write, as always. - David
For Dad Wherever You Are (Poetry) - 8/18/2011 3:08:45 PM
This touches me greatly having just lost my own father. Moving piece, Gene. ~Best, Elizabeth
On Reading T.S. Eliot... (Poetry) - 8/17/2011 1:54:48 PM
... I listened to a reading of The Waste Land and Four Quartets when I was badly ill with'flu earlier this year; it made me feel worse! Perhaps I should have stuck to his Book of Old Possums instead? East Coker, from where his ancestral roots hailed in the 1660s, is a beautiful place not too far from me here, and a far cry from the bleak picture he paints of it in his poetry... In fact, your thoughts on the meaning of "daunsinge" are actually highly appropriate to my scrumpy-swilling near-neighbours! My life is very happily measured out in bags of Earl Grey these days, so, on the strength of your encouragement, I will away again to see if Prufrock yet rocks. Personally, I'm rather keener on the work of a certain G Gulliver Williamson... xx
On Reading T.S. Eliot... (Poetry) - 8/16/2011 4:38:37 PM
admiration and envy are... enviable. It takes an intelligent and brave person to admit and accept such feeling. But what you are saying here, is a good point for a new beginning, a new approach of the work of T.S.E. or of your own work... Inspiration and challenges are all around.
Alone at the Windy Beach (Poetry) - 8/14/2011 8:19:08 PM
Your verses make me feel as though I too could ululate with the gulls. Well done, Gene. Love and peace to you,
V run amok (Poetry) - 8/12/2011 5:49:20 PM
That was very entertaining and inventive! Thanks for sharing such a novel concept to poetry. (and I used the only two v words not used by you I think) ;-)
beach concert (Poetry) - 8/12/2011 5:44:55 PM
I can almost hear the music! Love it!
a moment in time (Poetry) - 8/12/2011 5:41:15 PM
Eternity within three little lines . . love it!
The Night Before the Morning After (Poetry) - 8/12/2011 5:39:38 PM
I love the wit (and wisdom) in this one! Thanks for sharing!
On Reading T.S. Eliot... (Poetry) - 8/11/2011 1:20:16 AM
A talented writing about a very talented writer.
Alone at the Windy Beach (Poetry) - 8/10/2011 5:28:30 PM
I love "confront the wind." The image you create here is so powerful and it pulls me in as if I were standing somewhere in the shadows along the shore silently cheering you on . . .
On Reading T.S. Eliot... (Poetry) - 8/10/2011 5:26:31 PM
A wonderful, thoughtful tribute that inspires me to read what leaves my dear friend "dumbstruck with admiration and envy."
On Reading T.S. Eliot... (Poetry) - 8/10/2011 8:08:02 AM
try reading Chaucer ...
informative & well written ...
On Reading T.S. Eliot... (Poetry) - 8/9/2011 6:24:02 PM
A particularly insightful and endearing write by a talented writer on another talented author!
On Reading T.S. Eliot... (Poetry) - 8/8/2011 8:51:56 PM
Yes, he was briliant- but then, Gene, so are you xxxxx Michelle
On Reading T.S. Eliot... (Poetry) - 8/8/2011 2:51:01 PM
I agree totally with your last few lines.. sometimes I scrach my head and think huh? and then at others I think 'damn I wish I'd written that'... great piece Gene.. Myrna
On Reading T.S. Eliot... (Poetry) - 8/8/2011 12:13:59 PM
Great information, thanks Gene!
On Reading T.S. Eliot... (Poetry) - 8/7/2011 1:54:14 PM
Reminds me of when I'd first read Romeo and Juliet. I was baffled. Years later I gave it another chance, and, of course, saw the wonderment. Enjoyed.
Alone at the Windy Beach (Poetry) - 8/7/2011 11:13:53 AM
You paint a wonderful day on a windy beach, one of my favorite places to be in any kind of weather...how I miss the sea
love and peace dear friend, Carole~
On Reading T.S. Eliot... (Poetry) - 8/7/2011 10:52:31 AM
SINCE, INDEED, AFTER ALL IS SAID AND DONE - OUR BEGINNING IS OUR END...AND OUR END IN OUR BEGINNING, I CAN ONLY ADMIRE THE WISDOM ELIOT SHED IN 'COKER' AND IN 'THE LOVE STORY OF J ALFRED PRUFROCK', LOOKING BACK AT OUR OWN WEAKNESSES ALWAYS KEEPS ONE FROM PRESUMING, THE PROBLEM IS VERY FEW OF US WANT TO...'LOOK BACK'...AND...'OWN UP'. THANK YOU, GENE, FOR BRINGING THESE TWO FANTASTIC WORKS UP, I REALLY ENJOYED READING THEM. LOVE, BLESSINGS & FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
On Reading T.S. Eliot... (Poetry) - 8/7/2011 5:28:56 AM
It all depends on the size of the spoon, doesn't it? And how vigorously you stir yourself and otheres.. If dumb and dumbstruck apply at all, you must be talking about someone else!
On Reading T.S. Eliot... (Poetry) - 8/7/2011 1:46:59 AM
read Prufrock..way back, interesting poems Eliot wrote, i loved all his work..would dig up my shelves to read again....
On Reading T.S. Eliot... (Poetry) - 8/6/2011 8:06:47 PM
Thank you for the lesson, Gene. Love and peace to you,
On Reading T.S. Eliot... (Poetry) - 8/6/2011 11:54:33 AM
Your writting is brillant, as always Gene...
love and peace, Carole~
On Reading T.S. Eliot... (Poetry) - 8/6/2011 11:29:56 AM
A new word to me ~Gene~ thanks to You!
"Periphrastic" for simplicity that can
suit one better from Eliot's point of view,
and so it is without so many words!!
On Reading T.S. Eliot... (Poetry) - 8/6/2011 9:29:54 AM
It is good when one is moved (so) by another, and, (even moreso) when one can continue to glean life from what has been. Enjoyed your tribute, gene,- impeccably written. peace and continued inspiration to you ... richard
The Night Before the Morning After (Poetry) - 8/6/2011 7:55:25 AM
So true, perhaps of a one night stand
But your poetry is certainly not....
and so deserving of singing in the rain
On Reading T.S. Eliot... (Poetry) - 8/6/2011 4:22:02 AM
Esoteric language more often than not leaves this reader in a state of want searching my limited lexicon for just the perfect semantic revelation. Renown carries with it tremendous responsibilities and Eliot has lived up to his as your rendering here bears testament. What impresses this reader is your interpretive skills as an interpreter of fine literature. That you are rightly taken with Eliot's style and so eloquently relate your admiration impresses. Yes Gene, on reading Gene, I am impressed. Smooth, informative and rich with pragmatic verse. As long as you choose to share I will have resource to many of the finest. I bid you love and peace my dear friend. Jon Michael
On Reading T.S. Eliot... (Poetry) - 8/6/2011 2:35:06 AM
Because of your poem, I just re-visted Prufrock, and today, I'll probably re-read some more of his work - thanks.
On Reading T.S. Eliot... (Poetry) - 8/5/2011 5:57:30 PM
Very informative, Gene, thanks, you never disappoint your readers.
Much peace, love and light,
On Reading T.S. Eliot... (Poetry) - 8/5/2011 5:01:27 PM
Which goes to prove that simple language often has a bigger impact.
On Reading T.S. Eliot... (Poetry) - 8/5/2011 3:46:44 PM
Speaking - not preaching! - to the converted here,
Gene...those coffee spoons have been one of my measures
since..i can't remember when
but then time past is time present in time future.
Your tribute's pithy, warm, just right.
On Reading T.S. Eliot... (Poetry) - 8/5/2011 12:07:12 PM
Never have I read the guy, but I love that word, "periphrastic", as I get the feeling that it might describe me to a degree...e
On Reading T.S. Eliot... (Poetry) - 8/5/2011 11:27:36 AM
I agree. When reading the great poets of long ago, the words they used so elegantly are simply not used today. But, you could start a trend, Gene, therefore encouraging many of us to sharpen our word skills. Thought provoking read; thanks for sharing your views.
Joy L. Hale
On Reading T.S. Eliot... (Poetry) - 8/5/2011 11:14:39 AM
It has been a long times since I've tried to read Eliot. I, for one, wasn't impressed, although I knew I was supposed to be. I need to revisit him. Soon.
Alone at the Windy Beach (Poetry) - 8/4/2011 8:55:06 PM
God, this is good!!
Make that p e r f e c t.
"...ululate with the gulls..." has me struggling for words. Images are outstanding, but what sends me most is the way the poem
s o u n d s. Especially the last verse. All those delectable llllll's!!
Wonderful work. Just wonderful.
xOx Phyllis xOx
Independence Day 2011 (Poetry) - 8/4/2011 11:23:19 AM
Gene, another poem I have somehow missed. This work of yours overwhelms me with pride and deep appreciation. Pride in the United States of America. Deep appreciation for every uniformed man and woman that has ever stood in harms way or supported those that stood in harms to preserve our republic. I can vividly see men and women with chests swollen with pride marching in Independence Day parades across the nation, generation after generation. I bid you love and peace my dear friend. Jon Michael
Independence Day 2011 (Poetry) - 7/29/2011 9:42:08 AM
Alone at the Windy Beach (Poetry) - 7/24/2011 10:38:12 AM
... and from the crazy, topsy-turvy windswept beaches of my Dorset shores, you will hear my eager yodelling refrain, dear Gene! How I long for those ululating days when the winds are so fierce the sound is pretty much stopped in your mouth and yet you feel the adrenalin rush of the wild scream of ecstasy or relief. Bits of DH have this effect on me as well... gotta love his odd red wicks!! :)) xx
Alone at the Windy Beach (Poetry) - 7/23/2011 8:56:01 AM
Feeling the free wind in my hair
knowing a great poet expressed it!!
Thank you for taking me there!!!
Alone at the Windy Beach (Poetry) - 7/23/2011 3:08:41 AM
Very strong visuals, Gene. I was completely involved with your trip to the windy beach. ~Hugs, Elizabeth
Alone at the Windy Beach (Poetry) - 7/22/2011 1:00:50 PM
The image of tossing the cane out to sea is riveting.. well done, my friend... Myrna
Alone at the Windy Beach (Poetry) - 7/22/2011 10:53:53 AM
Ululate indeed - did the book of poems get wet? Love the words you chose gene. Peace and continued inspiration ... richard
Alone at the Windy Beach (Poetry) - 7/21/2011 10:16:23 AM
Riveting emotions.....wow..can even feel that wind!
Alone at the Windy Beach (Poetry) - 7/21/2011 9:49:26 AM
Lovely! Such strength and freedom. This shows the ageless beauty of a poetic soul, Gene!
Alone at the Windy Beach (Poetry) - 7/21/2011 9:49:05 AM
going to beach for 5 days, camping in camper no elect at nights, so the moonlight will be a welcome sight..
Good poetry here just in time for my beach get away.
Love those rolling ocean waves and all the things that go with it to enjoy.
Alone at the Windy Beach (Poetry) - 7/21/2011 8:29:16 AM
I love this poem, it speaks to the soul of hope and freedom
The Night Before the Morning After (Poetry) - 7/21/2011 8:28:23 AM
Stay sober next time Darlin Gene!! Humor much enjoyed.
Alone at the Windy Beach (Poetry) - 7/21/2011 8:04:46 AM
I can feel the winds of change, Gene! Superb poem!
Alone at the Windy Beach (Poetry) - 7/21/2011 4:00:48 AM
Intense feelings of freedom abound in this one, Gene....you put me there...the wind in my face, the gulls soaring above....great stuff!
Alone at the Windy Beach (Poetry) - 7/21/2011 3:10:40 AM
BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Alone at the Windy Beach (Poetry) - 7/21/2011 2:27:15 AM
Wow - I often Ululate with my Dogs in the Woods - but I've never Ululated with Seagulls - sounds marvelous. Keep On Ululating!!
Alone at the Windy Beach (Poetry) - 7/20/2011 8:41:16 PM
The poet confronting the elements (life) with the bravado of youth, and the wisdom of experience, though challenged with an aging body. Your lament was heard by the trusty gulls. We all face a similar frustrations to one degree or another. Only the wiley and crafty poet knows the secret to victory. And at poet's end, he'll write again. Gene, this is a colorful expression filled with metaphors and superb writing my dear friend. I am entertained by your masterful rendering. I hope you are preparing another for sharing with us. I bid you love and pace.Jon Michael
Alone at the Windy Beach (Poetry) - 7/20/2011 8:09:09 PM
The Young Man and the Sea
poet without the need for props
living the moment of living
and we, his readers, are wrapped
in the beauty and warmth of his fine words.
Alone at the Windy Beach (Poetry) - 7/20/2011 5:44:59 PM
Your powerful words speak volumes and yet amuse at the same time! This is an exceptionally good write, Gene. Like fine wine, your words seem to improve with age. Thoroughly enjoyed this one!
Joy L. Hale
Alone at the Windy Beach (Poetry) - 7/20/2011 4:43:22 PM
Powerful writing by an awesome writer.
Alone at the Windy Beach (Poetry) - 7/20/2011 2:36:28 PM
Such soul-reaching words, whimsical but in a profound way, as you delve deeply into this numinous experience ~
Freshly quirky and pleasurable imagery!
Alone at the Windy Beach (Poetry) - 7/20/2011 2:07:01 PM
I like your lines . . .
"confront the wind, wrapped in my purple mantilla,
and in a state of abulia, foregoing the will
to seek shelter in the scrabbled dunes,
ululate with the gulls."
better than D.H.'s.
Alone at the Windy Beach (Poetry) - 7/20/2011 1:16:03 PM
I'd pay good money to see you wrapped in your purple mantilla while you ululate with the gulls...bet you are a sight on AC beach...you'd better keep that cane till you are more sure on your legs...Ed
The Night Before the Morning After (Poetry) - 7/20/2011 11:36:49 AM
Too much of a good thing makes it hard to remember just how good things can be. Excellent piece of writing.
beach concert (Poetry) - 7/20/2011 6:55:12 AM
Yes, you've done it again. You've magically thrown all the best beach experiences into a blender, spilled them on to a page and gifted all your readers with a sense of aw and grace. Miss you. J'nia
The Night Before the Morning After (Poetry) - 7/17/2011 9:34:44 PM
Excellent, but that's what I expect reading you, Gene, you are an excellent writer, my friend :)
The Night Before the Morning After (Poetry) - 7/17/2011 7:52:15 PM
WELL DONE..THE REPETITIVE LINES WORK GREAT. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS & FAITH....JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
beach concert (Poetry) - 7/16/2011 12:01:46 PM
Such a beautiful concert, Gene. I truly could feel the atmosphere and hear the "music". Lovely piece! ~Hugs, Elizabeth
The Night Before the Morning After (Poetry) - 7/15/2011 8:43:53 AM
Sluggish mis-firing synaptic activity, a strange rash bubbling on mr. peewoden, sounds like too much bad scotch leading you astray. Can't say i relate - never happened to me. (-:
Forced to chuckle gene ...
The Night Before the Morning After (Poetry) - 7/14/2011 10:55:36 AM
Thanks for sharing this gem,Gene,reminds me of some of the songs I heard when I had my restaurant and bar.;-)
The Night Before the Morning After (Poetry) - 7/14/2011 9:34:13 AM
I agree with Axilea, and I love it ~
The Night Before the Morning After (Poetry) - 7/14/2011 3:10:44 AM
I'll bet she wasn't as pretty in the morning either...giggle....
The Night Before the Morning After (Poetry) - 7/13/2011 1:51:57 PM
Maybe he was with the wrong person Gene, LOL.
Newfie Hugs, Rose
The Night Before the Morning After (Poetry) - 7/13/2011 12:53:05 PM
Fun and intelligent, Gene, I recognize your personal touch.
The Night Before the Morning After (Poetry) - 7/13/2011 7:07:01 AM
I remember those days back when I tied one on the night before the morning after. Excellent. So true and of course that laughter he hears tells us that whatever he was good at probably wasn't what he wanted to be good at.
This reminded me of the joke of the ninety year old man that marries a twenty something and everytime he visits her bedroom on the wedding night he forgets that he already was there a dozen times before.
To him, since he easily forgets, each time is the first time.
The Night Before the Morning After (Poetry) - 7/13/2011 6:41:12 AM
Well darlin I know for a fact your number one in my books and you always will be...sighhhhh....wana dance baby? sighhhh....Hugsss...and more Hugsss..
Chanti xoxoxo...always be you darlin.....ALWAYS
The Night Before the Morning After (Poetry) - 7/13/2011 4:32:12 AM
I don't know how good you were last night Gene. But I do know how good you were when you wrote this song. A maestro! The tryst and the wine are strictly between the two of you. The next time you awake "hating the sunlight, and the sound of laughter". Pick up your pen and compose another masterpiece to share with us. I bid you love and peace my dear friend. Jon Michael
The Night Before the Morning After (Poetry) - 7/13/2011 3:29:52 AM
NICE!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
The Night Before the Morning After (Poetry) - 7/12/2011 6:43:38 PM
Why? Cause you were a lush last night...;-) but still so good you were...e
The Night Before the Morning After (Poetry) - 7/12/2011 5:43:15 PM
And an excellent writing with an outstanding rhyme.
The Night Before the Morning After (Poetry) - 7/12/2011 5:20:46 PM
Deft, tongue-in-cheek, lyrical and witty,
all the good things good lyrics have.
i love this song, Gene.
The Night Before the Morning After (Poetry) - 7/12/2011 5:02:34 PM
An absolutely tittilating lyric! Me thinks this lad had quite the hangover! You gave me a good laugh, Gene. Delightful read.
Joy L. Hale
The Night Before the Morning After (Poetry) - 7/12/2011 4:42:41 PM
The Night Before the Morning After (Poetry) - 7/12/2011 4:33:17 PM
too much rum perhaps, noise of laughter, noise of anything is like someone driving a sharp spike into your ear-drum? i take a drink, the drink takes a drink and the drink takes me....kind of like love....of bottles and sultry sea-maidens....great writing gene.
The Night Before the Morning After (Poetry) - 7/12/2011 4:03:38 PM
So funny, your lyrics lighten us up, Gene!
...and I'm so glad to appreciate this the day before tomorrow :)
The Night Before the Morning After (Poetry) - 7/12/2011 3:49:33 PM
My reply when she said, "I was so good last night," would, and have been in the past, I'm glad I was because I'm dying today.
You said, "An old song lyric, first verse." I'm assuming it was written by you..
beach concert (Poetry) - 7/12/2011 11:05:36 AM
Conducted flawlessly, not one clinker amongst words, music and imagery. Patrick
beach concert (Poetry) - 7/11/2011 12:54:50 PM
Sounds like my kind of live, outdoor event, Gene! So vividly captured and makes me think slightly of The Sorceror's Apprentice: must be those Mickey Mouse gloves and musical animation! :)) Just leaves me to add the pitty-patt of rain marking the applause... Fabulous! xx
beach concert (Poetry) - 7/11/2011 6:03:32 AM
Oh my ..so beautiful sweet man just like you.... sighhh...Hugss...stay safe and well ..Hugss
beach concert (Poetry) - 7/10/2011 8:24:36 AM
your poem flows effortlessly, capturing the ambiance and music of its scenery ...
beach concert (Poetry) - 7/10/2011 6:54:52 AM
Maestro! The three B's are surely jealous of this etude my dear friend. Your quill a baton of immense ability. Jealous I am. But more than that, grateful to be able to enjoy your song of love for things natural. I bid you love and peace. Jon Michael
Independence Day 2011 (Poetry) - 7/9/2011 7:25:41 AM
Very powerful in depth and effect, Gene. This moves me to compassion, deep respect and honor for all those veterans, including my own father and grandfather and you.
beach concert (Poetry) - 7/9/2011 7:23:05 AM
beach concert (Poetry) - 7/8/2011 3:32:25 PM
Outstanding writing, Gene.
beach concert (Poetry) - 7/8/2011 12:53:22 PM
Very nice! It feels so real! Summer magic...
beach concert (Poetry) - 7/7/2011 1:38:21 PM
About the same time, I played three straight days at a beer festival near the Space Needle. The music, for those of us who heard it, was actually good. The the real symphony, in contrast to your tranquil one, was played out by the increasingly raucous crowd.
S here's my BIERFEST
No one following
Horns try to compete
Failed sound sytem
Hiss, crackle, blatt
Cancelling the beat
Time lapses between
"You can't quit now!"
Just for the fun of it. And it actually was.
beach concert (Poetry) - 7/7/2011 10:57:23 AM
beach concert (Poetry) - 7/7/2011 7:32:21 AM
A FINE PAINTING...WITH 'CLIPPED' PHRASES AND VIVID IMAGERY. WONDERFUL! GOD BLESS AND THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE & FAITH...
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
beach concert (Poetry) - 7/6/2011 9:41:33 AM
A satisfying flow of imagery, gene, that morphs into a nice whole ... r
beach concert (Poetry) - 7/6/2011 1:45:19 AM
BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
beach concert (Poetry) - 7/5/2011 11:13:15 PM
You cherry pick your images and words
to perfection, Gene, and the result
is a special music indeed.
beach concert (Poetry) - 7/5/2011 5:37:06 PM
Beautiful in both a real and ethereal sense, Gene.
The magic of this poem lilts upon my reading it.
beach concert (Poetry) - 7/5/2011 4:49:33 PM
Beautiful images Gene! I felt as though I there...Chessly
beach concert (Poetry) - 7/5/2011 4:17:22 PM
you can hear the sounds carry on the water. ~ Morgan
beach concert (Poetry) - 7/5/2011 1:38:03 PM
...those damn horns & reeds always trying to compete with Natures gulls...;-) ed
beach concert (Poetry) - 7/5/2011 11:37:45 AM
Gene - Thanks for allowing me to feel the coolness of a night on the beach on this hot day in Georgia. Love the simplicity of the images. Especially liked the sound of:
all eyes following
the white glove
horns and reeds compete
and the ending,
Good one. - David
beach concert (Poetry) - 7/5/2011 11:00:41 AM
Oh yes indeed a beach concert. Fantastic write Gene.
Newfie Hugs, Rose
beach concert (Poetry) - 7/5/2011 10:39:54 AM
Bravo! This example is poetry at it's best. The images you present in words are captivating and highly visual.
Joy L. Hale
beach concert (Poetry) - 7/5/2011 9:58:05 AM
perfect poetry gene....master of the 7 seas i should say!!!!!!!!
beach concert (Poetry) - 7/5/2011 9:50:55 AM
Lovely! The imagery is captivating.....
beach concert (Poetry) - 7/5/2011 9:34:32 AM
Enjoyed the nuance of the write
beach concert (Poetry) - 7/5/2011 8:57:45 AM
Great! Especially liked, "horns and reeds compete / with gulls"
Picture is painted and I'm watching . . .
beach concert (Poetry) - 7/5/2011 8:33:29 AM
Absolutely loved this.. its simplicity is brilliant!
Independence Day 2011 (Poetry) - 7/4/2011 12:33:00 PM
Illuminated by wisdom and compassion ~
Independence Day 2011 (Poetry) - 7/4/2011 6:45:17 AM
Beautiful! Happy Independence Day, Gene!
Independence Day 2011 (Poetry) - 7/3/2011 5:26:22 PM
Bless you. Went to a town 4th event last night myself. Have a very happy 4th Gene. Morgan
V run amok (Poetry) - 7/3/2011 6:38:19 AM
the very vision of this vibrating vibe vixens my voluptuous vessel
well versed Gene :)
Love & Vitality
Independence Day 2011 (Poetry) - 7/3/2011 6:33:25 AM
and it is all because he gave this to us...
Love & Blessings Always
Independence Day 2011 (Poetry) - 7/3/2011 2:09:56 AM
VERY NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Independence Day 2011 (Poetry) - 7/1/2011 6:52:53 PM
We all may disagree with our government from time to time, but one thing is clear we are all proud to be Americans.
Independence Day 2011 (Poetry) - 7/1/2011 6:21:08 PM
AWESOME imagery, Gene! Happy Independence Day to you, sir!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
Independence Day 2011 (Poetry) - 7/1/2011 5:24:47 PM
A fine evocation, Gene.
Independence Day 2011 (Poetry) - 7/1/2011 1:52:55 PM
So Vivid and Real, my father and son both Vets, I understand the pride.
Independence Day 2011 (Poetry) - 7/1/2011 1:02:29 PM
nice piece gene, evokes many an image of 4th of july parades in anywhere, usa. have a safe and meaningful weekend.
Independence Day 2011 (Poetry) - 7/1/2011 11:01:35 AM
Amen to that! My son-in-law is not an aged vet but a fairly young one who will rely on his cane and pride as the parade goes by... well done!
Independence Day 2011 (Poetry) - 7/1/2011 10:45:29 AM
A strong and emotional image gene ... r
Independence Day 2011 (Poetry) - 7/1/2011 10:10:29 AM
He'll probably be the only one who gives a damn.
Independence Day 2011 (Poetry) - 7/1/2011 9:53:51 AM
Personal knowledge here Gene...you ain't old enough to be called an aging war vet...e
Independence Day 2011 (Poetry) - 7/1/2011 9:15:55 AM
So few words and yet so much said; I shed a tear over this magnificent read. God be with all of our vets as they remember.....
Have a happy and safe 4th of July, Gene.
Joy L. Hale
Independence Day 2011 (Poetry) - 7/1/2011 9:01:00 AM
I still love a parade, God bless all our vets
Independence Day 2011 (Poetry) - 7/1/2011 8:29:42 AM
Lovely writing sweet Gene as always darlin...Happy 4TH...stay well... stay safe..stay you...Always....Hugss...I miss you...
For Dad Wherever You Are (Poetry) - 7/1/2011 8:24:09 AM
This is beautiful Gene and I so felt your words. He is always with you my friend. :)
V run amok (Poetry) - 7/1/2011 8:22:31 AM
This is excellent! Never read a poem like that and loved it! Take care, Chessly
Independence Day 2011 (Poetry) - 7/1/2011 8:20:23 AM
Happy 4th Gene! love, and peace to you! :)
V run amok (Poetry) - 6/27/2011 9:11:00 PM
This was alot of fun, and Lord knows we need that in the pretentious world of poetry :)
For Dad Wherever You Are (Poetry) - 6/27/2011 7:26:45 AM
A beautiful and touching tribute to your dad, Gene...I miss my dad everyday he was the wisest man I ever knew...hugs, Carole~
V run amok (Poetry) - 6/26/2011 6:16:12 AM
very vivid and virtually vibrant... sorry I couldn't resist..LOL Creative and clever, my friend.. I did this with the letter 's' once and taxed my brain totally so I bow to you...
V run amok (Poetry) - 6/25/2011 2:49:42 PM
Such a vigorous exercise, Gene! Nice job! ~Elizabeth
V run amok (Poetry) - 6/23/2011 12:31:45 PM
The sonic elements given to us with gusto, humor and adventure!
So much fun Gene! xx
V run amok (Poetry) - 6/23/2011 7:30:43 AM
A verve of verbiage and verifiable vernacular. Musta had fun with this mind-puzzle ... r
V run amok (Poetry) - 6/23/2011 1:28:58 AM
EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva