Recent Reviews for Thomasena Martin-Johnson
Across Cane River (Book) - 11/20/2013 6:23:10 PM|
I am intrigued by this excerpt from the book, can't wait to get the opportunity to read this book in Its entirety. Made me hungry for more!
Across Cane River (Book) - 7/10/2013 8:27:30 PM
You seem to be able to touch the inner core of behavioural patterns of individuals, relationships and the family at the base of it all, It must be making interesting reading, I will try to get a copy soon.
I am doing stories too woven around river Narmada in India.
Sunday Morning Incident (Short Story) - 10/28/2013 8:15:42 AM
I enjoyed your memory of a small town showdown. Your vernacular with cursing is perfect, but you should fix the numerous spelling errors before publishing the story elsewhere.
Sunday Morning Incident (Short Story) - 10/28/2013 5:38:49 AM
a very enjoyable story
St Nicholas (Article) - 12/20/2013 7:30:57 AM
Thanks for the history lesson. Your article could use a bit of editing.
Affectueux (Poetry) - 3/31/2015 6:45:51 AM
enjoyed very much...
Affectueux (Poetry) - 3/15/2015 2:11:48 PM
...fond embrace of a memory...gentle on a mind and with carefully chosen words and..."tiny suggestion"...of affection...
Affectueux (Poetry) - 3/14/2015 7:49:55 AM
Thanks Guts. You are very encouraging.
The Beats Beat (Poetry) - 3/14/2015 7:47:44 AM
Thanks guys. I appreciate your comments.
Affectueux (Poetry) - 3/14/2015 7:47:41 AM
A nicely remembered piece. Soothing and reflect full.
Affectueux (Poetry) - 3/14/2015 7:23:04 AM
Ahhh . . . What a delicious and thoughtful poem bringing out the "wanting" in you.
Affectueux (Poetry) - 3/14/2015 6:47:40 AM
The Beats Beat (Poetry) - 3/13/2015 5:58:41 AM
I believe Jerry helped me out with this one. I think you're writing about being wrapped up in the music. I recall that time, so many years ago, when the band played the music that "made that city" in a little place called the Swiss Chalet… I could only describe it as, "the walls were warm and soft."
The Beats Beat (Poetry) - 3/12/2015 2:13:49 PM
Oh, and the bass when it hits certain notes and volume, tickles you sensuously everywhere . . . Love your play on the music . . .
That Made Me (Poetry) - 3/9/2015 1:41:59 PM
It takes a lot of work, to make a relationship work. When it doesn't work, everybody suffers.
His Gentle Peace (Poetry) - 3/9/2015 7:31:08 AM
Some of us want to give that to their man. But sometimes, they are not old enough to know it.
After The Snow (Poetry) - 3/9/2015 7:26:23 AM
I still love the snow. Maybe if I lived in New Your or Wisconsin or Ohio, I would feel like you do.
Gentle Solitude (Poetry) - 3/9/2015 7:21:59 AM
Object of My Affection (Poetry) - 3/9/2015 7:20:31 AM
I love your insight. Thanks
Clandestine Messages (Poetry) - 3/8/2015 2:16:57 PM
It is a wonderful feeling when you have someone as you so aptly described here and know that he will absolutely be there for you.
That Made Me (Poetry) - 3/8/2015 10:38:23 AM
It has happened to so many these days. Lifelong commitment has become divorce city.
Waiting for the overcomes (Poetry) - 3/8/2015 9:23:52 AM
You got it, it is a vicious circle we seem to be caught up in.
Object of My Affection (Poetry) - 3/8/2015 9:21:54 AM
Yep, you have captured the sweet/sour thoughts of a man who is charmed by this woman, and wants her, but something is holding him back. Ah, but in the end he succumbs to her womanly ways and is lost forever . . . In a good way lost . . .
Gentle Solitude (Poetry) - 3/8/2015 9:19:33 AM
The is leisure walking you are describing. A happy, carefree time where everything is rosy, the pressures of living are forgotten, if only for this sweet walk.
After The Snow (Poetry) - 3/8/2015 9:17:27 AM
Ahhh . . . Your words brought me back to a little town just outside New York City, called Lynbrook, and the snowy days I so loved. I no longer want to live where it snows so much, but I recall the days when I did.
His Gentle Peace (Poetry) - 3/8/2015 9:14:17 AM
Oh my yes, Thomasena, This is what women can can give to a man, and you have described it so compelling, and I oh so adore the taste of cherries.
That Made Me (Poetry) - 3/7/2015 4:10:01 PM
Heart-rendering and savage realism.
Ghost Whispers (Poetry) - 2/22/2015 7:43:51 AM
Quite stealthy. But I'm not sure about the use of rasin. isn't that a deadly poison?
Ghost Whispers (Poetry) - 2/22/2015 5:43:05 AM
Heh.Heh Gotta love it and I do. Ghost Whispers indeed.
After The Snow (Poetry) - 2/21/2015 12:01:21 PM
While I no longer am able to view this kind of scene, it resonates with my childhood when I did a lot of walking after the snow had fallen into peaceful scenes, especially at night with all the sidewalks neatly clean in front of every home regardless of who resided. The magic of the new fallen snow can't be overlooked as you have written a little gem like those portrayed by Currier and Ives two centuries ago yet never go out of style.
A Dream's Dream (Poetry) - 2/15/2015 7:23:27 PM
Raw and riveting. . .once again and as always, Thomasena Martin Johnson, reveals her soul to us in A Dreams Dream. . .her romanticism is soul soothing, yet awakens every fiber in my body. . .i am alive when I read her work. And after reading her poems, I am always left wondering. . .its a beautiful place to be when ones poems leave a person wanting More.
Author of: The Voices Within Me
A Dream's Dream (Poetry) - 2/13/2015 4:06:42 PM
A dream to read!
A Dream's Dream (Poetry) - 2/9/2015 6:47:43 AM
Thank you so much. I enjoy reading your thoughts. They help so much.
A Dream's Dream (Poetry) - 2/8/2015 4:09:46 PM
Fairy tales and love; who could wish for anything more. Thank you for sharing this gift, Thomasena. Love and best wishes,
A Dream's Dream (Poetry) - 2/8/2015 12:50:45 PM
This is cryptic and impossibly beautiful! And, within the lines, the key itself is exposed, for those who care to read with open minds. I will be reading more of you. -- Jeff Mason
A Dream's Dream (Poetry) - 2/8/2015 12:21:24 PM
So this is what a dream, dreams. A dream's dream.
What came to mind as I read was a great thirst or passion for a glass of wine… but then I saw that it also required human involvement, as well.
A Dream's Dream (Poetry) - 2/8/2015 11:00:32 AM
You have very readable and enjoyable style, different from most, but just as effective. Read your bio, love your writing. More please.
A Summons (Poetry) - 2/3/2015 9:11:52 AM
Pulled back just in the nick of time... those blueberry muffins always call my name; and ALWAYS pull me back. Falling, fading... and then pulled back - nice journey you portray here. -- Jeff
A Summons (Poetry) - 1/21/2015 10:57:32 AM
When I wrote this poem, the last line came from no where. I have a nephew we called Muffin when he was little. Actually, I was hoping these words spoke for you, the reader and Muffin would be what ever it meant to you, as Jerry did. (smile). Many of my poems comes from a voice in my head that speaks for the reader, not me.
A Summons (Poetry) - 1/21/2015 10:11:45 AM
Funny, I did the same thing while reading your poem. Fortunately thoughts of it brought me back from dreamland like a barking pup. Or Is Muffin the aroma coming from your toaster?
A Summons (Poetry) - 1/20/2015 2:03:14 PM
Hah! When Muffin calls I know you answer.
Make A Memory With Me (Poetry) - 1/14/2015 8:49:33 AM
I read a moving poem, then along comes the master of pun
and makes me laugh by changing one word. No one is safe from Michael Schafer.
Make A Memory With Me (Poetry) - 1/14/2015 8:45:17 AM
A wonderful thought. Could also mean that you want someone to leave and become a memory.
Make A Memory With Me (Poetry) - 1/13/2015 2:17:51 PM
Better to say I will, than I do.
Busy Being Busy (Poetry) - 9/16/2014 10:58:02 AM
Have time for self too. I do; I have some reserved for e merg in cies.
Busy Being Busy (Poetry) - 9/16/2014 7:34:25 AM
Let me guess. Regardless of how busy I got, I always save time for important things like spending time with the elderly and taking time to help out when someone needed even though I often refused "organized" efforts. Saving time just for "self," is very important to, for our sanity… Just to stop and think.
Fired Up (Poetry) - 8/30/2014 10:30:21 AM
I like the bravado in this little piece. As though big problems can be solved by simply "flicking" them away like flies.
Just A Man (Poetry) - 8/29/2014 6:50:15 PM
This is lovely and makes me feel good that I am a man (even though I am told by my women friends that I have a strong feminine side. Love and best wishes,
The Glow From Within (Poetry) - 8/29/2014 6:48:25 PM
Metaphorically and symbolically expressive in meaning shared via your verses; nicely done, Thomasena. Love and best wishes,
Fired Up (Poetry) - 8/29/2014 6:47:07 PM
This evokes a lot within me and requires reflection to feel where it "fits" for me. Thank you for sharing, Thomasena. Love and best wishes to you,
Fired Up (Poetry) - 8/29/2014 10:35:55 AM
Good subject description.
Afraid To Live (Poetry) - 4/16/2014 12:55:56 AM
very, very true, and very well put. thank you
Keeping Company With Myself (Poetry) - 4/16/2014 12:54:07 AM
excellent. very nice reading that. much enjoyed
Afraid To Live (Poetry) - 1/11/2014 11:24:25 AM
Yes, we need to get out of the way of our own thoughts...we all know that it will happen someday...but in the meantime...enjoy LIFE!!
Afraid To Live (Poetry) - 12/31/2013 7:29:53 AM
Afraid To Live (Poetry) - 12/30/2013 3:16:08 AM
Afraid To Live (Poetry) - 12/29/2013 3:59:35 PM
So true and beautifully written! God Bless
Musing 12 (Poetry) - 10/27/2013 10:32:18 AM
Love in your first gun sights, for sure.
Universe (Poetry) - 8/8/2013 11:50:32 AM
An uplifting and encouraging sharing; thank you, Thomasena. Love and best wishes,
Universe (Poetry) - 7/11/2013 11:07:40 AM
It looks like the poem may be sizing up your disposition. And your outlook on life.
Universe (Poetry) - 7/10/2013 7:58:34 PM
Poetic and inspiring!
John Michel Domino
My Woman Is . . . (Poetry) - 7/10/2013 5:46:50 AM
You make a woman proud!! I suppot you
Broken Dreams (Poetry) - 6/11/2013 7:32:46 AM
True love never dies...but, my God...what 'pain' it does bear!
My Woman Is . . . (Poetry) - 6/11/2013 7:30:00 AM
often heard men speak of women and sometimes, in particular, their own women - and so...'my woman is'...an imperfect as I am, made by God to be my helpmate and a recipient of all the love and respect that we both foster for one another.
Falling In Love (Poetry) - 9/21/2012 2:23:16 PM
Yeah is that so... but good write here.
Falling In Love (Poetry) - 9/17/2012 11:55:19 AM
Let the leaves fall where they will. A great analogy of falling in love.
My All In All (Poetry) - 9/17/2012 2:05:57 AM
a meaningful 'love note', done well. thanks for the share
Falling In Love (Poetry) - 9/17/2012 2:01:49 AM
"falling in love is out of control of your destiny" to fall in love, could be a blessing or a curse...depending on whom you fall in love with. asa
Sonnet 27 (Poetry) - 6/12/2012 9:35:19 AM
embracing love and all the happiness and bitterness it might bring
- thanks for sharing
Sonnet 27 (Poetry) - 6/8/2012 8:21:51 AM
This poem is just loaded with love… And I like it!
Commentary on Pain (Poetry) - 6/7/2012 3:18:02 PM
Good point. Thanks
Commentary on Pain (Poetry) - 5/23/2012 8:32:59 AM
i like your 2nd verse, second line...why take it to any one else but the 'doctor'??!! thanks for share
A Poet (Poetry) - 5/1/2012 10:00:50 PM
emptying the heart...contained in an unique soul - a poet.
Variations (Poetry) - 5/1/2012 9:57:14 PM
'unique'...is sort after
Conformity (Poetry) - 5/1/2012 9:53:30 PM
the strength not to...can only come from above
Just A Man (Poetry) - 5/1/2012 9:49:43 PM
Live Deeply With Joy (Poetry) - 5/1/2012 9:47:04 PM
the light and power of 'joy'...is the only thing that will endure until the end. one must have it.
Embrace Change (Poetry) - 5/1/2012 9:43:20 PM
all positive changes should be embraced.
From Aged Wine (Poetry) - 3/12/2012 10:23:00 PM
too much for me to handle. i'm glad that my 'pappy's love' has it all under control. thanks for sharing.
Embrace Change (Poetry) - 2/28/2012 4:56:34 PM
A lucid and awestriking analytical picturesque of the see-saw posture of life and the ineluctability of change. Interesting!
Conformity (Poetry) - 12/12/2011 4:25:39 AM
I hope we can all be ourselves, yet non-conformity can sometimes be lonely.
Visitant 13 (Poetry) - 10/13/2011 4:09:29 AM
...and i like it, too.
From: Aged Wine (Poetry) - 10/13/2011 1:36:38 AM
I really enjoyed reading this fastmoving and vivid poem.
Elegy On Wings (Poetry) - 10/13/2011 1:34:23 AM
A very good poem,it touched me.
Visitant 13 (Poetry) - 10/13/2011 1:33:20 AM
I really liked this poem.
There Are Some Things I Won't Do (Poetry) - 4/28/2011 4:28:09 PM
This is integrity at its best.
There are some things I won't do if I'm a REAL man!
Good writing, Thomasena!
Native Americans (Poetry) - 4/28/2011 4:24:17 PM
But just think about--how could they be Indians?
Thought-provoking poem, but I'll vote on calling them Native Americans. Even if America had no name when they were already here, they were natives of the land that became America.
As for "Who is AMERICA?" it would take all day to answer that one, so I think melting-pot will have to do for now.
Tivie (Poetry) - 3/12/2011 6:42:04 AM
The sound of music is enchanting, as is this poem, with its splashes of the past reaching into your heart.
Settle For Nothing (Poetry) - 3/12/2011 6:37:46 AM
Ah, the butterfly! So often, it is given when hope is needed.
I love the message in this poem.
Waiting for my mother (Poetry) - 3/8/2011 8:31:50 PM
Always sad when hopes and dreams are crushed such as this. Not everyone is privileged to have a mother they know and it takes inner strength to continue forward...
Be always safe,
Waiting for my mother (Poetry) - 3/8/2011 5:00:39 PM
Love this misdirection poetry. I wrote a short story on much the same story once upon a time.