Recent Reviews for Jane Noponen Perinacci
Halloween and the Macabre (Book) - 10/25/2013 6:12:14 AM|
Thank you! That was my intention............it worked! Yay!
Halloween and the Macabre (Book) - 10/24/2013 7:59:42 AM
Jane, Now you creeped me out...that is good writing to be able to do that just with an excerpt.
Toad On A Toadstool (Book) - 11/11/2012 3:29:56 PM
Hello again, Jane ... and isn't it. If you're looking for an illustrator go to www.jacketflap.com, they have the works. Good luck, cheers, Margaret
All In One Lifetime II (Short Story) - 5/14/2013 8:03:34 AM
My dear Jane Noponen Perinacci, take what you get with happiness as nothing will last on this planet I pray for you. Love Emile
All In One Lifetime (Short Story) - 3/2/2013 10:33:55 AM
It looks like you are starting an autobiography. Sorry that you were disliked by your mother. Perhaps she was jealous of your connection to your father. You certainly weren't ugly.
After my brother and I were born, my mother lost a baby, either stillborn or by miscarriage. But then, she had my sister. Mom let my sister's hair grow long and curled it so that she looked like Shirley Temple until she was about five. I have pictures of her first “haircut.” My grandmother never cut her hair, and I remember seeing her lay her dappled gray locks out on the table and comb them. She always wore a bun and I never saw her hair down.
I discovered love in the sixth grade. I think that we were in the fifth grade when my young mother decided that she would introduce us to the finer things and invited girls from our school over for “spin the bottle” and other kissing games. I don't think I learned how to kiss there, but I did fall for a blonde, discovered I had a boner when she sat on my lap, and that she loved that manly man, Rock Hudson. ;-)
My father was in the Golden Gloves for a while. That's where he got his cauliflower ears. My uncle rode the rails looking for work. Didn't find much.
Magic At Ten Foot (Short Story) - 3/2/2013 10:03:17 AM
A likely tale, that's for sure. Spike has joined the king of the butterflies and become a monarch. I'm sure when you read this to you grandchildren they will enjoy it.
I like the northern pike, that is, to eat them. But perch are better tasting.
All In One Lifetime (I) (Short Story) - 3/2/2013 9:32:23 AM
You remember that at three? My mother's notes show that I developed quickly, but my earliest memories only go back to about age four. I never felt the need to run away. Besides, the smell of mom's good cooking always had my brother and me home for meals.
We lived in a very bad neighborhood, but I tended to make friends with the good kids on my own. Mom was never critical about any of our friends. That was something I have always felt was special––The freedom to make my own decisions and take bone responsibility at a very young age.
I can't imagine your mother saving a Catholic! ;-) I hope he didn't become an altar boy.
All In One Lifetime II (Short Story) - 3/2/2013 9:13:58 AM
You look happy in the picture––typical Finnish good looks. My parents argued a lot too, especially when dad was drunk, and I wondered why they never divorced, but stayed together 62 years. With my twin brother around, there was never a dull moment ior time for an “escape world.”
I believe I know what you're hinting at the afraid to write about. The only thing that I feared was my dad's belt when I got in trouble, and that seemed to be quite often because as the dominant twin, I was always innovating and my brother found it quite easy to blame me for starting things––and it was true.
My mother instilled in me a good sense of time and I never was late for school. I guess you just were obeying your mother's instructions and it turned into a “failure to communicate.” My sister was a bit dyslexic, and she experienced some similar problems with my mother.
All In One Lifetime II (Short Story) - 3/2/2013 8:27:53 AM
I have written much in some of my own history...
Here at the den...
sometimes releasing painful memories and looking at
it for what it was can help no matter if others are
incensed over it, it is the way to cope and release
what has happened to you!
I know what it's like to endure (as a smile child)
when someones behavior upon drinking gets nasty and
Love and Light
All In One Lifetime II (Short Story) - 3/2/2013 4:49:38 AM
the telling helps the heal and true friends always understand they are the family we have chosen
All In One Lifetime II (Short Story) - 3/2/2013 3:19:21 AM
Write it! I did. Although some of my family, to this day, won't speak to me, truth will out.
Magic At Ten Foot (Short Story) - 12/22/2012 11:26:46 AM
There are no limits to your talent! Keep up the writing and show your multi-faceted talent. You go girl!
Joy L. Hale
Magic At Ten Foot (Short Story) - 12/22/2012 5:59:08 AM
Fascinating fairy tale, Jane. Throughout the story you offered the reader many lessons about life and life's fantasies. Taken to heart this beautifully written little story instructs the reader that life can be what you want it to be if you just work at it as did Spike when he began to construct his cocoon, where he emerged eventually as what he had always wanted to be, someone who was able to fly with the fairies. Enjoyed the read.
Magic At Ten Foot (Short Story) - 12/22/2012 5:01:01 AM
this is a wonderful tale, so much fun in it
All In One Lifetime (I) (Short Story) - 12/2/2012 9:39:01 AM
Oh what a wonderful memory, two little souls
with the same vision and thoughts... back then
adults had their own ideas about religion and
felt theirs was right and everyone else was
wrong... But the innocence of youth and acceptance
is how it all should be...
This gave me smiles...
Love and Light
All In One Lifetime (I) (Short Story) - 12/2/2012 4:47:39 AM
friends that close are hard to lose, thanks for sharing the memories
All In One Lifetime (I) (Short Story) - 12/2/2012 2:50:03 AM
Maybe you should try to find Cindy.
All In One Lifetime (Short Story) - 11/25/2012 11:38:38 AM
This is wonderful Jane, I really am enjoying and can relate to what you went through as a child in some repects... Look so forward to hearing more!
Carry on :)
Love and Light
All In One Lifetime (Short Story) - 11/25/2012 6:03:13 AM
The beginning of your memoir? Well related. Kept me glued to it.
All In One Lifetime (Short Story) - 11/25/2012 4:34:25 AM
i really enjoyed this story my friend, i hope you allow us more to come
Not Guilty (Article) - 6/13/2012 5:36:47 PM
Thank you for sharing this interesting historical event, Jane. Your article and verses certainly have awakened my imagination. Love and best wishes,
Not Guilty (Article) - 5/9/2012 10:46:46 AM
Now that's an interesting story. And right at the same cemetery where your sister is buried.
I'm editing a novel about the author's great-great-grandfather, Ben Drake, who was in the Calvary in the Civil War. Anyway, he lived in Monroe County Ohio, Not far from where you are writing about.
Insomnia II (Poetry) - 12/8/2013 2:42:05 PM
What a perfect description of insomnia. Working with my doctor we have finally found my nightly cocktail that works for me. Don't give up keep working with your doc, medicine is not an exact science and trying to find something that works specifically for you may take awhile. I feel for you.
Insomnia II (Poetry) - 12/8/2013 7:08:15 AM
So sorry to hear that Jane. It is brutal to lay there for hours on end unable to sleep. We just have to learn how to turn of the thinking process.
But I love your sense of humor, it does help…
Insomnia II (Poetry) - 12/8/2013 5:22:24 AM
Yep, I'm right there with ya.
Insomnia II (Poetry) - 12/8/2013 4:42:42 AM
Oh do I ever relate to this, Jane. I go through a whole ritual of pills and wine in order to sleep. This is a good one.
I Wish (Poetry) - 12/6/2013 6:40:03 PM
But winter and Christmas are magic to me
I wish I could spend it with you
Sweet sentiments well-shared via your verses, Jane. Enjoy the magic of winter and let us hope it is always with us during its appropriate season. Love, peace, and best wishes to you,
I Wish (Poetry) - 12/6/2013 5:51:58 PM
Dear Jane Noponen Perinnaccci, A lovely poem. Be always positive. I am with you. Love Emile
I Wish (Poetry) - 12/6/2013 2:28:30 PM
Our memories seem to wander back in time during the holidays. The weather is cold and icy, but you can stay warm and snug in your home around the fireplace. I hope that you get to spend Christmas with the one you want and that it is your best Christmas ever! Joy Hale
I Wish (Poetry) - 12/6/2013 9:57:19 AM
I remember those days when everything was covered with ice or frost. All seemed calm and beautiful in the sunlight, but underneath, all living creatures, if unprepared, faced a long and cold ordeal until the coming spring.
I don't stand Christmas cards, so I'll send this to you…
I Wish (Poetry) - 12/6/2013 7:27:25 AM
This one really evokes images and emotions, simple and true.
I Wish (Poetry) - 12/6/2013 4:52:27 AM
Ahhh . . . Such a thoughtful and "magical" poem to start my day this morning. You have found your way back to us.
I Wish (Poetry) - 12/6/2013 3:31:40 AM
they are special magical days
X Rated Zoo (Poetry) - 12/5/2013 7:11:43 PM
What we humans call x rated is natural to apes.
The question is, "Who has gone backwards?"
X Rated Zoo (Poetry) - 12/5/2013 2:50:19 PM
Yep, the primates are often x-rated, especially the males. Fun!
X Rated Zoo (Poetry) - 12/5/2013 2:37:22 PM
Nature at its best
X Rated Zoo (Poetry) - 12/5/2013 1:52:21 PM
nope just enjoying the gifts of nature
X Rated Zoo (Poetry) - 12/5/2013 12:35:32 PM
"The VINE Jane... grab the VINE !"
Certainly Naughty... but Nicely Done!
X Rated Zoo (Poetry) - 12/5/2013 10:22:07 AM
I guess I won't be shaking hands with the Orangutan.
I did meet a chimp once, but we did not shake hands.
Quite a poem indeed.
X Rated Zoo (Poetry) - 12/5/2013 10:21:59 AM
What not to understand about the title? Anyway, this was a ripple effect piece of poetry all the way down to the shameless damned orangutans. As they would say in Folleywood, you captured the moment.
X Rated Zoo (Poetry) - 12/5/2013 10:00:34 AM
I'm not sure I understand the title, but as Simon & Garfunkle said, 'It's all Happening at the zoo"
Chem-trails (Poetry) - 12/1/2013 1:52:11 PM
You certainly have given me pause to reflect upon, Jane. I have always been very concerned about the obvious deterioration of the environment. Thank you. Love and best wishes,
Chem-trails (Poetry) - 11/30/2013 8:11:39 AM
i always found conspiracy theories intriguing ... much to consider ...
Sky Cowboy (Poetry) - 11/29/2013 5:29:02 AM
What a wonderful poem to celebrate your brother and what he did to make his way in the world. There are men and then there are MEN, Jane, and I understand you know the difference. This is a grand poem and I thank you for writing it.
Chem-trails (Poetry) - 11/21/2013 8:40:59 PM
Yep civilization is going slowly to the grave yard and we can't put a finger on who is doing it or don't want to.
Chem-trails (Poetry) - 11/20/2013 1:06:22 PM
I've got a C&W tune to these few words.
Chem-trails (Poetry) - 11/18/2013 3:50:26 AM
there is nothing natural there for sure
Chem-trails (Poetry) - 11/17/2013 1:37:23 PM
Jane, the UK did try warning America of what it's doing, yet Bush ignored us and went the commerce way. Out of 141 countries only the American govt' refused to sign the ban on such poisons... And at the time America refused to believe in global warming. I fear for such impotence of decades ago and the affect/effect it will have on the nation that uses up 2/3 of the worlds resources.
Vapour trails are harmless! Just wakes in cold air.
It's American Govts refusing to stop killing and raping the planet that is the real concern to the rest of us on this tiny planet.
Chem-trails (Poetry) - 11/17/2013 12:48:27 PM
Ughhhh! The water is already filled with medicine that they have no idea how to get out of the water and no idea how Viagra truly mixes with , well anything. So these trace amounts of everything, just waiting to mix into the perfect cocktail, just add ice.
Chem-trails (Poetry) - 11/17/2013 11:10:20 AM
It looks like you have a huge following for the chemtrail's conspiracy! The fact is that jet planes, and a certain altitude, and their exhaust turn into a white trail that is easily visible until it dissipates. These trails are mostly water vapor, although conspirators claim that we are being sprayed chemicals through them. Where you live in Ohio many planes fly every day between many cities there making it ideal for jet planes to fly over at high-altitude.
Keep on believing in love… But please, please don't believe in bull shit.
Chem-trails (Poetry) - 11/17/2013 8:51:30 AM
Perhaps it was just Superwoman doing her usual criss-cross pattern? :)
Chem-trails (Poetry) - 11/17/2013 6:20:38 AM
Lots of them about, perhaps the military
is readying themselves for something we should
be very worried about, although worry won't solve it...
Love and Light,
Chem-trails (Poetry) - 11/16/2013 1:15:54 PM
Amen Dear! Water pollution... Air pollution... Food pollution with additives chemicals poisons like Aspartame...
The FDA & CONGRESS dont give a Flying F ... how we are poisoned !
Been the case since the 1950's. 3 nites a week as I cross our Francis Scott Key Bridge I count 7 different plumes of chemical ridden smoke Belching continuously from the sstacks of greedy companies. Its like they Know that No Inspectors are on duty at night. If daytime the Fines arent more than a Slap on the Wrist anyway!
What a country !!!
When Love Dies Where Does It Go? (Poetry) - 11/16/2013 12:56:57 PM
A Fresh Look at Love
We speak about love with persistence
It is the power of life and our existence
Some value science higher than love
Although there is nothing higher above
Love exists in wonder and simplicity
It works marvels and brings felicity
The invisible source with its constant stream
Is accessible to those who seek its beam
It nourishes all creatures on this planet and beyond
And prepares the path for those ready to respond
Mathematician, astronomer or musician
Love in the heart will change their condition
Love needs no theory, no words or explanation
It guides us quietly and naturally to our salvation
Your heart, your chest will feel the warmth of grace
Without any sound or expression of the face
Let’s keep our smile of goodness and care
Without disguise or mask, the stream to share
Greet and bless all that comes your way
Open your heart for the blessing to stay.
Copyright 2011 Emile Tubiana
Chem-trails (Poetry) - 11/16/2013 12:51:10 PM
Dear Jane, who vor got sake who is sparaying chemicals in the water?
Chem-trails (Poetry) - 11/16/2013 12:50:12 PM
I saw my first Chem-trails last week, then two more a few days after that. What's going on up in the wild blue yonder? Scary.
Await A Brand New Dawn (Poetry) - 11/14/2013 9:40:27 AM
Thank you for sharing these images of nature, Jane. Well done. Love and best wishes to you,
The Invitation (Poetry) - 11/11/2013 8:02:40 PM
I love the poem! I love the style in which you wrote it! Just wonderful, one of your best! Keep them coming! Love Ya, Joy
Joy L. Hale
The Invitation (Poetry) - 11/8/2013 11:59:22 AM
Well done, Jane, well done!
The Invitation (Poetry) - 11/8/2013 8:19:15 AM
The goddess of autumn inspired you well, Jane. Thank you for sharing. Love and best wishes,
The Invitation (Poetry) - 11/8/2013 4:32:49 AM
Wowww...this is wonderful invitation! Loved it :)
Best wishes Jane, neerja
The Invitation (Poetry) - 11/8/2013 3:06:59 AM
autumn does beckon us out to be amid her beauty
The Invitation (Poetry) - 11/7/2013 6:32:16 PM
a beautiful Write Jane
love roses and the smells and sounds of Autumn
miss watching the dry leave twirling in the ground
watch them in the corner of structures as the wind
make mini vortex carrying the leave from a place to a place
Love & Peace be with you
The Invitation (Poetry) - 11/7/2013 12:39:27 PM
Don't we all need to do that... The air has turned cold, and the miniature roses, retreating the August heat are back blooming, framed by a lavish display of yellow mums...yummy honey!
The Invitation (Poetry) - 11/7/2013 8:33:22 AM
Nice reflective moments and a needed reminder.
The Invitation (Poetry) - 11/7/2013 8:19:23 AM
Very clever, Jane, the way you took the reader on a typical stroll in the crisp, cool air of Autumn. Ahhh . . . but it wasn't such a typical stroll after all the reader(me) realized when he finished the poem, Stop and smell the roses, indeed.
The Man (Poetry) - 11/2/2013 4:21:25 PM
...no sleight of hand here, but mystical, magical, and marvelous for its "weight of the world-weary winsomeness" air of melancholy... there is an element a hint of the quality of an old Wordsworth poem about the "Leech-gatherer" on a lonesome moor in this simple poem, Jane. You work wonders with "The Man".
Await A Brand New Dawn (Poetry) - 11/2/2013 4:13:41 PM
jewel bedazzled dew glints in sunlight on this scene, and my mind's eye is blessed by things you show us in this poem... what a fine vernal wood, what a glade, what a stream, what a fine display of talent you put on stage to make us dream!! This is great stuff, Jane. Fine work.
Await A Brand New Dawn (Poetry) - 11/1/2013 7:22:02 PM
Very nice jane!
Await A Brand New Dawn (Poetry) - 11/1/2013 9:45:33 AM
Jane, A great nature poem which you have
put together magnificently!
Await A Brand New Dawn (Poetry) - 10/31/2013 2:31:11 AM
beautiful we all await the same
Await A Brand New Dawn (Poetry) - 10/31/2013 12:54:33 AM
Beautiful walk among the nature...lovely poem.
enjoyed it :)
Await A Brand New Dawn (Poetry) - 10/30/2013 12:46:03 PM
a beautiful nature write
most enjoyable reading
Love & Peace be with you
Await A Brand New Dawn (Poetry) - 10/30/2013 11:31:47 AM
The grasses and the forest of dawn come alive with
your wonderful verses of a golden day.
Lady Mary Ann
Await A Brand New Dawn (Poetry) - 10/30/2013 7:56:14 AM
Has a very sweet, pastoral Bambi-ish feeling about it that I really like. I especially like that pretty pattered corn snake. ;-)
Await A Brand New Dawn (Poetry) - 10/30/2013 7:09:04 AM
I feel so blessed that I see deer and other fine critters almost every day on my commute to work.
Just sorry I have to see so many that didn't make it across the road.
Slow down people! Enjoy the view.
Await A Brand New Dawn (Poetry) - 10/30/2013 4:37:46 AM
This is a nice easy going poem. Thank you for mentioning the snake, as they are also often beautiful, especially those corn snakes and Texas rat snakes. Nature does sometimes heal the soul.
Await A Brand New Dawn (Poetry) - 10/30/2013 12:58:56 AM
Perfectly composed, Jane, is this poem of nature and its creatures. Beautiful images shout out in each line and verse. This is one of your very best. Clap.Clap Take a bow.
Being Silly (Poetry) - 10/29/2013 8:24:36 AM
Delightfully carefree, Jane. Thank you for sharing. Love and peace,
Give Me That! (Poetry) - 10/29/2013 8:23:26 AM
This gives me pause for thought, Jane. Love and best wishes,
Give Me That! (Poetry) - 10/28/2013 3:01:34 PM
And unfortunately for me, it makes sense. Wondering about our brains, sister.
Give Me That! (Poetry) - 10/28/2013 2:35:06 PM
You got me stumped, but you can have it.
Being Silly (Poetry) - 10/28/2013 4:31:48 AM
You're right, silly, but if you can't be silly once in awhile, you can't then be serious either...e
Being Silly (Poetry) - 10/27/2013 10:03:53 AM
Solly I'm late... under the weatherman again and he won't get off.
Can I a peel your sweet apple?
The Man (Poetry) - 10/26/2013 7:35:01 PM
Jane, a most descriptive write...
Being Silly (Poetry) - 10/25/2013 7:49:13 PM
Hey, yaa'll...................I ate this suckers head off!!!
Being Silly (Poetry) - 10/24/2013 2:13:50 AM
quite a lot of fun
Being Silly (Poetry) - 10/23/2013 6:46:36 PM
But you left open the question: Did you survive the dinner dance of the praying mantises? Was this deliberate? Will we ever know? Is this some sort of mystery tale? Did you have them for dinner? The questions seem endless...
Being Silly (Poetry) - 10/23/2013 4:45:55 PM
I love perspective but being silly comes with poetic license and the ability to escape the giant praying mantis gracefully
Being Silly (Poetry) - 10/23/2013 3:10:27 PM
Being Silly (Poetry) - 10/23/2013 3:06:55 PM
I can't believe the picture.
I've had 3 Praying Mantis at my work place. I posted some awesome photos on Facebook.
Then- 2 of them mated and the lady decapitated and ate the star of my show. I did not post those photos.
Too cool to see you with a Mantis. The ones I saw were much smaller by the way.
Being Silly (Poetry) - 10/23/2013 12:30:20 PM
Hmmmm, now I wonder who you are referring to? I love silly; I practice it quite often. Being silly opens up the inner child and awakens all of the senses. Yep, I do silly well;it breaks up the monotony of being home bound and both my husband and I revel in it!
Joy L. Hale
A picture of my grandson inspired this poem. (Poetry) - 10/23/2013 8:49:37 AM
Since I don't drink beer [on tap], I guess I'll just have to get a spinal tap.
A picture of my grandson inspired this poem. (Poetry) - 10/23/2013 6:15:12 AM
Excuse me please, friends, as I must have hit the wrong picutre. This is being taken care of. Thank you.
A picture of my grandson inspired this poem. (Poetry) - 10/23/2013 3:57:30 AM
Keep on keeping on.
A picture of my grandson inspired this poem. (Poetry) - 10/23/2013 2:18:26 AM
i really enjoyed this write
The Man (Poetry) - 10/22/2013 2:27:08 PM
That which is a soulful touch. An amazing descriptive write.
Lady Mary Ann
The Man (Poetry) - 10/22/2013 1:29:00 PM
You have shared a unique encounter very effectively via your verses, Jane. Thank you. Love and best wishes,
The Man (Poetry) - 10/22/2013 12:35:05 PM
You are a keen observer of people. I'd just say that he has a coffee addiction and had to feed it at the nearest restaurant.
Mirror Mirror (Poetry) - 10/22/2013 10:54:51 AM
Great work Jane,and so true; we tend to hide our true selves,feelings from others,and dare I say from ourselves too at times?
Barbara J Henry
The Man (Poetry) - 10/21/2013 9:09:48 PM
You brought this to life Jane Just love the imagery
The Man (Poetry) - 10/21/2013 4:39:01 PM
Ahhh . . . I related, and thought back when I would walk into a cafe or restaurant and order what I could afford. I would sit there trying to get the street smell off me.
It didn't appear this was that kind of man, but it did point to loneliness and a need to be close to people. This was/is one of your best my friend.
The Man (Poetry) - 10/21/2013 3:18:48 PM
an excellent life experience piece
enjoyed reading as always
Love & peace
The Man (Poetry) - 10/21/2013 10:27:11 AM
The picture drew me in right away! He looked old, weathered and possibly sad. I love this one, Jane. I thought I would find that he was homeless. The game of "what if" or "could this be?" have always been fascinating to me. The last four lines spoke to my heart. Yes, the tip is one thing, but feelings of the soul stay with us for a long time. Very, very good, Jane!
The Man (Poetry) - 10/21/2013 10:22:51 AM
Interesting to notice other people- and wonder about stories hidden.
The Man (Poetry) - 10/21/2013 10:15:05 AM
This is life as simple, mysterious and beautiful as life can be.
Full of questions we never get an answer on.
But......... do we always want to have all our questions answered ?!? It would take away the charm of life.
Beautiful picture Jane
The Man (Poetry) - 10/21/2013 9:55:23 AM
Another great story that only a waitress could know.
That Love Bug (Poetry) - 10/21/2013 4:10:15 AM
Some of us are allergic and better stay inside.
That Love Bug (Poetry) - 10/21/2013 2:22:38 AM
thank you for this
That Love Bug (Poetry) - 10/20/2013 4:23:31 PM
if it's a love bug like a tick no thanks, but yours seems to virus free, at least that's what the lab said!
That Love Bug (Poetry) - 10/20/2013 4:13:38 PM
Delightfully expressed; that "love bug" has caused me a whole lot of tears over the years. Thank you, Jane. Love and best wishes to you,
That Love Bug (Poetry) - 10/20/2013 10:48:24 AM
I think it's a virus that affects all, but the feminine reaction is more severe, requiring more antidote. Care for another glass of wine?
That Love Bug (Poetry) - 10/20/2013 4:50:16 AM
Guess I'm the cynic: those love bugs ruin paint jobs, get on your windshield, and mess up your vision, all in the name of love? or just sex. Watch out for 'em.
That Love Bug (Poetry) - 10/20/2013 4:02:45 AM
I enjoy the presence of love bugs
they are harmless and all they want to do
is be left alone, unmolested as they are passionately
interlock in their mating rituals
love & peace be with you
That Love Bug (Poetry) - 10/20/2013 3:59:08 AM
Ahhh . . . That love bug can be sneaky, don't-ya-know.
I'm Sorry (Poetry) - 10/15/2013 12:10:17 PM
Jane, Something we all have had to utter many times...one of your very, very, Best.
The Snow Man (Poetry) - 10/14/2013 7:59:50 AM
Interesting write alhtough it left me with more questions than answers and am glad that snowman stays away.
The Snow Man (Poetry) - 10/13/2013 7:52:59 PM
never did enjoy building snowmen, never liked the cold
so now I am far away where I am protected by wet lands and palm trees
hammocks and tropical drinks, " don't forget to shovel the Driveway"!!!!
enjoyed your write Jane
Love & Peace be with you
The Snow Man (Poetry) - 10/13/2013 5:34:23 PM
Wish I were younger so I could re-experience that snow man...my body too old now to enjoy the total experience...e
The Snow Man (Poetry) - 10/13/2013 1:07:51 PM
While Jerry probably let “the cat out of the bag,” I came up with a different conclusion from my reading.
The lemon tree would symbolize a bitter taste in your mouth from a bitter experience that has now grown into a sweet memory. The snowman would be some sociopath who preys on the innocent and unwary and “snows” them with his manipulation. You left his bullshit behind.
I certainly hope that I am closer than Jerry, but then, he is much more experienced in these things than I.
When Love Dies Where Does It Go? (Poetry) - 10/13/2013 10:23:20 AM
Meaningful "stuff" to which I can relate; nicely done, Jane. Love and best wishes,
I'm Sorry (Poetry) - 10/13/2013 10:22:17 AM
I agree with your sentiments, Jane. Love and best wishes to you,
The Snow Man (Poetry) - 10/13/2013 10:21:21 AM
Symbolically meaningful; this can be interpreted on different levels. Thank you, Jane. Love and best wishes,
The Snow Man (Poetry) - 10/13/2013 5:23:33 AM
If not for Jerry's comment, I would not have understood this. Now that I do, I love the way worded it. Guess I've never understood why the "snowmen" are able to continue plying their trade for so long. They are, in my opinion, killers of families, lives, health, with very few survivors like yourself.
The Snow Man (Poetry) - 10/13/2013 4:48:11 AM
Hip, Hip Hooray, Jane! That snow, and drugs like it, has destroyed many people. To be able to quit it is wonderful. I relate.
When Love Dies Where Does It Go? (Poetry) - 10/9/2013 1:13:31 PM
a beautiful piece
love & Peace be with you
I'm Sorry (Poetry) - 10/9/2013 1:12:12 PM
I do that too often
enjoyed your write
asking for forgiveness that is
Love & Peace be with you
I'm Sorry (Poetry) - 10/9/2013 1:39:48 AM
For many difficult words in an unpronounceable language.
But when spoken with the right intension they perform miracles
Mirror Mirror (Poetry) - 10/9/2013 1:35:54 AM
The mirror on the wall only reflects our outside while the scars and stains on our heart and soul are hidden for the world.
Only real Friends (with a capital F) can see our true reflection and see the pain behind our smile.
Without a word they will wrap an arm around us, kiss the pain of our scars and give us a real smile.
Beautiful words Jane
All the best for you
Mirror Mirror (Poetry) - 10/8/2013 5:38:19 PM
What you have expressed through your verses is very much and quite exactly the way that I have felt for a long time now. I can relate with respect. Love and best wishes to you, Jane.
Mirror Mirror (Poetry) - 10/7/2013 10:34:52 PM
an excellent wrire Jane
you the fairest of them all
Love & Peace be with you
Mirror Mirror (Poetry) - 10/7/2013 8:10:03 AM
Reflecting the smile. Verses of essentials in healing.
Lady Mary Ann
Mirror Mirror (Poetry) - 10/7/2013 2:19:39 AM
you state much here to see and read
When Love Dies Where Does It Go? (Poetry) - 10/6/2013 6:58:42 PM
I would answer the first question but, that would require following it and I'm just not up for that...lol......if it was really there in the first place it can re-grow, lots of water , large doses of chemicals... you know how it goes....enjoyed!
Mirror Mirror (Poetry) - 10/6/2013 9:41:51 AM
Your mirrors don't mirror. Otherwise you are quite couth, though a little long in tooth. Ain't that the truth? ;-)
Mirror Mirror (Poetry) - 10/6/2013 7:53:47 AM
So well said, and so relatable. You do have a beautiful smile to hide the pain, as Bette sang in Wind Beneath My Wings.
Mirror Mirror (Poetry) - 10/6/2013 4:50:51 AM
Last week I had my picture taken to be broadcast throughout the huge company- so everybody knows everybody.
We tried a few shots- and I immediately knew this wasn't going to get any better.
I don't always hate the mirror, but I always hate the camera.
When people come in and see me they smile- bet you get that too.
Let that be our mirrors.
Mirror Mirror (Poetry) - 10/6/2013 3:10:10 AM
Hiding hurts and mental (sometimes physical) pain with that beautiful smile of yours is a defense mechanism necessary to keep everyone off-guard. Your demons are well hid, but are still close to the surface.
Mirror Mirror (Poetry) - 10/5/2013 10:11:35 PM
The poetic truth well expressed. However, you are not much different then the rest. For we all experience a life full of ups and downs. We hide our sadness and outside we smile like clowns. But there will always be a better day yes I pray it will come soon, maybe today!
Peace, Love and Christ Blessings,
I'm Sorry (Poetry) - 9/30/2013 8:19:28 AM
Okay, I will. What did I do wrong, again? ;-)
To quote a famous philosopher of popular culture (Love Story). “Love means you never have to say you're sorry.” And all that rot.
I'm Sorry (Poetry) - 9/30/2013 6:47:20 AM
Greatt. ... :)
I'm Sorry (Poetry) - 9/30/2013 5:49:08 AM
Hard to say you are sorry sometimes but so worth it. A GREAT write!
Love and Blessings,
I'm Sorry (Poetry) - 9/30/2013 2:31:23 AM
so truly written and felt
Natural Sedative (Poetry) - 9/30/2013 1:54:07 AM
Nature saves me over and over.
I got myself surrounded by coyotes yesterday. I just found it a miracle.
I am always glad when we are not out of the woods yet.
Insanity (Poetry) - 9/30/2013 1:51:29 AM
Trees drop a million seeds every year- it's what they do.
There may be nothing wrong, and it is the only way there will ever be another tree.
Age and Wisdom (Poetry) - 9/30/2013 1:45:43 AM
I am very very blessed to often be the person some elderly folks come talk to as others slip away. Some may say they've heard it all before- but the elderly can shine when someone listens. Being there is a good karma bath, and much more.
When Love Dies Where Does It Go? (Poetry) - 9/30/2013 1:42:20 AM
Ah yes- love your poetry.
I'm Sorry (Poetry) - 9/30/2013 1:40:01 AM
Truth well spoken.
Perfect picture as well.
A wonderful piece.
I'm Sorry (Poetry) - 9/30/2013 1:02:10 AM
Those two little words somehow are very hard to come by for many people, but you are correct, they are the magic that will rekindle what has been lost.
When Love Dies Where Does It Go? (Poetry) - 9/29/2013 4:22:39 AM
This is so encouraging and hopeful, just when I needed it. Thank you. It is very good, as usual.
When Love Dies Where Does It Go? (Poetry) - 9/29/2013 4:11:37 AM
This is lovely, Jane. The last line of my poem today sorta ties in which this one. Where a heart, broken or not, continues to survive there is that moment, that unexpected moment when all things begin to turn around for it.
Bless Those Who Are So Far Away (Poetry) - 9/28/2013 8:44:53 AM
YES, GOD BLESS AND KEEP THEM, INDEED! THE HEARTFELT PURPOSE OF EVERY PHRASE IS CONVEYED WITH WONDERFUL ARTISTIC BEAUTY...WELL DONE, JANE! I LOVE THE RHYME AND RHYTHM...THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Bless Those Who Are So Far Away (Poetry) - 9/28/2013 5:57:22 AM
To all who have read this and left such caring reviews, continue praying and sending well wishes to our men and women serving our country in foreign lands. Thank you.
Bless Those Who Are So Far Away (Poetry) - 9/27/2013 11:02:46 PM
I was in the military for over 24 years. The first year was the loneliest time in my life. Still, I loved the service and the adventure and I would do it all over again...Amen
Peace, Love and Blessings,
Bless Those Who Are So Far Away (Poetry) - 9/27/2013 4:59:16 PM
Bless them all indeed
Peace and love be with you
Insanity (Poetry) - 9/27/2013 2:21:18 PM
Ah Jane hello again dear soul, :-)
We all have the element of insanity.
And love feeds our dragons as they
blindly fly. Love flings our arrows
Do or Die.
Sweet words thy poet.
Insanity (Poetry) - 9/24/2013 10:35:06 PM
John and Roger..............you are two smooth talkers! I "hear" you and will take your advice. Thank youl
Natural Sedative (Poetry) - 9/24/2013 10:08:58 PM
Now that I have gone back to waitressing I have but late hours to answer all of your review...................I love them all. Thank you all for reading and reviewing my poem. Soon, I'll get it back together to answer you all individually. I love you all so much!
Jane Noponen Perinacci
The Turtle (Poetry) - 9/24/2013 10:03:10 PM
Thank you all for loving God's creatures as much as I do! Snakes, wolf spiders,and all of the creatures put here on earth serve a purpose I love them all. Again, Thank you!
Jane Noponen Perinacci
The Turtle (Poetry) - 9/24/2013 5:42:56 PM
Nice poem reflecting the very nice people living there. The peak of civilization and civility.
Natural Sedative (Poetry) - 9/24/2013 5:39:19 PM
Beautiful poem. The rhythm is lovely and of course the subject is. Keep writing.
Insanity (Poetry) - 9/24/2013 4:40:46 PM
I've said it before elsewhere: A name by any other rose would spell as sweet... (wait a minute! I've never said anything like that anywhere!) Apologies to Wm Shakespeare... but anyways, next time you think to change your name, invest in a spell-checker! IMHO you need at least one second opinion to preclude that name from ending up on the 'second-hand news' pile, too! haha... you've got a way with words and with men, just don't let them have their way with you until you've done your 'spell' checking!! (not that I'm advocating witchcraft mind you!)... haha! better quit while I've still got my head... or rather while I am ahead... (then again, a little behind never hurt anyone... (there I've gone and done it! Lost my "ahead"!
So anyways, 'love ya' right back atchya gal!
Insanity (Poetry) - 9/24/2013 3:54:53 PM
A bold poetic sonnet. Life is not over yet Jane and you are still a looker with a perky personality. I am Italian and I would date you in a minute because you have class and character. Sorry, I am spoken for but you have to know that you still got the right stuff kid.
Live with it!
Insanity (Poetry) - 9/21/2013 5:34:11 PM
You Are A Beautiful Bride!!
He said he only wanted to change one thing about me...
I said what is that, he said "Your Last Name..."
Age and Wisdom (Poetry) - 9/21/2013 5:32:06 PM
I love listening to their stories
and they love the kindness of interest
too often elderly are not recognized
to know wisdom, but they surely are
Grandma Betty'Lou is naked again at the
Bless Those Who Are So Far Away (Poetry) - 9/21/2013 5:28:55 PM
they surely do pay a price
The World Grieves
I Have A Job To Do (Poetry) - 9/21/2013 2:30:57 AM
You have managed to give us the seasons in a simple, honest, and fresh way, Jane. Nice, very nice work.
Bless Those Who Are So Far Away (Poetry) - 9/20/2013 5:09:08 AM
this is a wondeful tribute to those who serve on far away shores, your words bespeak of deep caring as we all should
Bless Those Who Are So Far Away (Poetry) - 9/20/2013 4:50:54 AM
Jane, this is beautiful and sad at the same time. True, we live in days utter madness, much of it coming from our government. The Middle East have been killing each other since Biblical days and show no desire to stop it. They worship a mad-dog prophet who thinks bedding girls who have not even bled yet as the right thing to do. The daily regurgitation of lies, cover-ups and traitorous acts performed in the White House and the Congress of the United States of America, and still, the ones in the military continue to carry out their orders as they have since General Washington fought the British. And for the most part they are scorned back home, especially when it rains and the president makes a military man hold a damn umbrella so the man who is so totally out of his depth doesn't get wet. Pardon my little rant. It is how I feel.
Insanity (Poetry) - 9/19/2013 1:20:34 PM
Wonderful, lively, witty, charming, incessant, alluring, and one hot tamale in that bridal gown. Bravo!
Age and Wisdom (Poetry) - 9/19/2013 2:48:52 AM
This is a beautiful poem, Jane. You are right, experience shared is shared knowledge. I fear we are becoming a readerless nation, maybe even the world. Computers seem on the verge of putting printed books into the extinct category. I hope that is not the case. ebooks just isn't the same as opening up a book to read..
Insanity (Poetry) - 9/18/2013 1:49:24 PM
To say that you're in a rut would be an understatement. Perhaps you have to get in another groove and tune in.
How someone so beautiful could be so used, I don't know. But then I'm not the arbiter of such things.
Insanity (Poetry) - 9/18/2013 12:49:39 PM
Jane , that was you as a bride? What a beautiful lady, and that dress is stunning. And so is your poem...
Insanity (Poetry) - 9/18/2013 11:32:40 AM
And can I ever relate. Maybe I'll get creative about my name change this time. Mind if I use Noponen?
Insanity (Poetry) - 9/18/2013 8:13:07 AM
not as we would dream, sad that they did not see what they had
Insanity (Poetry) - 9/18/2013 6:37:12 AM
Sad piece of gut-wrenching poetry, Jane. Very sad.
Natural Sedative (Poetry) - 9/17/2013 8:36:39 AM
And that is the best sedative to go with love and such, Jane. I'm just saying. Thank you for sharing these sentiments. Love and best wishes to you,
Natural Sedative (Poetry) - 9/16/2013 6:22:31 PM
Such a calming effect that has to get away such as that...what a tranquil trail
Joy Arrived (Poetry) - 9/14/2013 1:47:40 AM
Very good Jane. Felt good and am glad you have come out of those dreadful blues which our mind breeds upon at times. Loved this poem of yours!! Wonder how I skipped this one ??!!
My best. ..neerja
Joy Arrived (Poetry) - 9/13/2013 10:56:11 PM
Very good Jane. Felt good and am glad you have come out of those dreadful blues which our mind breeds upon at times. Loved this poem of yours!! Wonder how I skipped this one ??!!
My best. ..neerja
My Pussy (Poetry) - 9/13/2013 10:51:34 PM
Sehr interesting !
My best, neerja
Natural Sedative (Poetry) - 9/13/2013 10:49:28 PM
How very true Jane, and so poetic. Its a bliss
Natural Sedative (Poetry) - 9/12/2013 6:18:31 PM
I have a very similar photo, I should write a take-off to this for fun, it's this dirt trail with cattails, the whole thing. I've mostly heard thunderstorms today-tonight,but, get this poem.
Natural Sedative (Poetry) - 9/12/2013 4:51:44 PM
Natural Sedative (Poetry) - 9/12/2013 2:36:52 PM
Been there a number of times and it is wonderful.
Natural Sedative (Poetry) - 9/12/2013 11:55:31 AM
OMG! What a beautiful little secretive place. What a way to sort one's mind out. You have the most fantastic way of expressing it. Makes me feel like I'm there with you in the warm sun.
Natural Sedative (Poetry) - 9/12/2013 8:12:19 AM
Yes, nature is my religion. It is the essence of life.
Natural Sedative (Poetry) - 9/12/2013 7:57:31 AM
i so agree she is wondeful and gives us much serenity
Natural Sedative (Poetry) - 9/12/2013 7:46:56 AM
You got every creative with this one, Jane, and I applaud you for it. Nature for sure has a wonderful, calming effect on the stressful life most of us live in. t is so good to see you are back writing again, I've missed you.
Joy Arrived (Poetry) - 9/10/2013 5:31:56 PM
Writing about yourself; but all of us as well, I can honestly say I know the feeling, I just wish the joy would return on this end...e
The Waitress (Poetry) - 9/10/2013 12:16:25 PM
Another ex waitress here. Hard job, but good money often. The Waitress is one of my favorite movies. This was a fun and memory-jarring poem!
Joy Arrived (Poetry) - 9/10/2013 7:26:42 AM
The most honest and uplifting thing I've read recently. It comes from your heart and that's what matters.
Joy Arrived (Poetry) - 9/10/2013 4:59:16 AM
great words to have been said so well by you
Joy Arrived (Poetry) - 9/10/2013 4:02:06 AM
This is one of your poetic BEST Jane. Positive vibes ring throughout each verse. My favorite:
"So if you're down don't give up hope
'Round corner we don't know what lies
And with the bad try best to cope
Fight hard the lows wait for the high"
One of the old sayings that I will take to the grave is, "When the going gets tough, the tough get going. Your tough so get going!"
Peace, Love and Multiple Blessings,
Joy Arrived (Poetry) - 9/10/2013 1:57:32 AM
This is very inspirational, Jane, plus it is truth personified. Never give up. Easy to say. Difficult to do when all around you things turn to dust. I am happy for you, that you persevered, and are now reaping the goodness of the soul.
My Pussy (Poetry) - 9/9/2013 3:27:54 AM
very cool my friend
My Pussy (Poetry) - 9/8/2013 2:44:38 PM
This is too cute and a double antondra too.
I've missed you and your humor, Jane.
Love and Dreams,
My Pussy (Poetry) - 9/8/2013 10:07:08 AM
Meow, meWOW, e
My Pussy (Poetry) - 9/8/2013 9:47:57 AM
How can you not love a little pussy.
My Pussy (Poetry) - 9/8/2013 9:18:25 AM
I love the puss in boots, cause that means to me she's steppin' out.
My Pussy (Poetry) - 9/8/2013 8:28:10 AM
I love petting pussies… just like you.
My Pussy (Poetry) - 9/8/2013 7:55:54 AM
Pussies are sweet; thanks for sharing, Jane. Love and best wishes,
My Pussy (Poetry) - 9/8/2013 7:11:25 AM
Gotta love it! And I do love that pussy when it purrs, you betcha.
The Flowers (Poetry) - 9/7/2013 6:33:46 PM
this is excellent! `
The Flowers (Poetry) - 9/6/2013 11:32:32 AM
JANE IS BACK...and with a greater writing prowess than ever...e
The Flowers (Poetry) - 9/5/2013 7:21:00 AM
A tear of joy came to my eye as I read this. And I just wrote a poem about what I saw (with my eyes only) in my flower bed.
The Flowers (Poetry) - 9/5/2013 7:09:29 AM
Sometimes words can do the same.
The Flowers (Poetry) - 9/5/2013 2:52:15 AM
What an uplifting story to start my day. You write from your heart and it shows. Thank you a bunch.
The Flowers (Poetry) - 9/5/2013 2:45:20 AM
What a wonderful poem....
I can't say much more than Jerry already has...
Very touching Jane... one that touches the heart...
Love and Light
The Flowers (Poetry) - 9/5/2013 2:08:49 AM
This is so touching, Jane. It seems your Muse has returned. I know everyone, me included, are happy about that.
The Turtle (Poetry) - 9/4/2013 5:25:00 AM
Oh, I'm glad you saved that turtle.
Nice reaction. Smiling~~
Lady Mary Ann
The Waitress (Poetry) - 9/4/2013 5:19:24 AM
Cute write. Enjoyed.
Lady Mary Ann
The Turtle (Poetry) - 9/4/2013 3:21:55 AM
I saved a big wolf spider last week
I set it free in the corn field, but
I would have rather had a turtle!!
Turtles are sooo cool :)
Snapper Turtles & Pond Boats
The Waitress (Poetry) - 9/4/2013 3:19:52 AM
I used to waitress too :)
what an awesome poem to stir
the wonderful memories Jane
Early Bird Specials
& The Coffee Counter Men
The Waitress (Poetry) - 9/3/2013 4:39:33 PM
Very well done, Jane. I admire waitresses much as I do nurses (and I know nurses). Thank you for sharing. Love and best wishes,
The Waitress (Poetry) - 9/3/2013 3:57:00 AM
Being a waitress is a hard job-Enjoyed, Jane!
The Waitress (Poetry) - 9/3/2013 2:22:07 AM
i enjoyed this a lot
The Waitress (Poetry) - 9/2/2013 10:37:01 PM
Excellent tribute for people who serve food to others for a living. I try to give more than the average tip, especially for exceptional service. Sometimes I even give them copies of a book along with cash for a bookmark. Smiles of thankfulness usually abound. One time all the folks at our table took up a collection for one who was having a hard time paying the rent that month. It was more than enough and sh always would smile and thank us long after that day. Well done Jane!
John Michael Domino
The Turtle (Poetry) - 9/2/2013 6:55:45 AM
Loved this Jane! I remember as a child saving nature's creatures too. Hahaha....you are one of a kind, I am sure the turtle thanks the hands that saved his life!
Blessings my friend!
The Waitress (Poetry) - 9/2/2013 6:44:26 AM
Reads like from experience. My mom lived that life for many years. Stopped at the counter she served one time for a hamburger. Best waitress I ever had… Filled my coffee before I asked. I gave her a big tip.
After a hard day's work, she always came home to feed a hungry family.
The Waitress (Poetry) - 9/1/2013 12:02:35 PM
I'd like to be served by you...do I need to rephrase that...? LOL e
The Waitress (Poetry) - 9/1/2013 11:29:48 AM
Nicely done, Jane. Much in the way of local colour here, a touch of the salacious flirtation, a hint of all the hard work involved, and a hush of the rush to slow down as homeward bound freedom awaits at the end. Good mixture of imagery. Nice unity of rhyme... from 'job' to 'Rob'... There's a whole 'nother poem in that cat's name!!