Recent Reviews for L. G. Figgins
The Miracle Tree (Short Story) - 2/20/2010 3:28:45 AM|
Growing Up With Brothers (Short Story) - 12/27/2009 1:36:09 PM
My sister could probably relate as she was the only girl with six brothers. However, although we teased her a lot, I don't think we were anywhere near as "rough" on her as your brothers were on you, Lin. I've always felt that a creek, stream, river or water in general has magical properties. Thanks for sharing. Love and best wishes to you and happy new year,
Nectar of the Gods (Short Story) - 7/3/2009 5:50:11 AM
Linda, you've got my vote. You've taken me to a place I wish I could be... peace and tranquillity seeped in history, with the aroma of freshly-brewed coffee. Much magic and imagination.
Reverie (Short Story) - 5/5/2009 3:00:40 AM
alone...lost...your writing creates a space where the reader feels. An astonishingly hard objective to accomplish. that was sheer poetry.
Reverie (Short Story) - 5/3/2009 3:19:01 PM
Well done. Why would a "Loving Father" God allow such suffering on his children is a mystery that often leads to bitterness.
Reverie (Short Story) - 4/19/2009 3:23:37 PM
Wow...an incredibly painful write, with comparisons of suffering that make you stop and reflect. In intense experience for the reader. Blessings, Michelle
Reverie (Short Story) - 4/19/2009 11:45:57 AM
Very powerful story . Our suffering so over whelming at times but so insignificant when compared to others. Thanks for making me stop and think.
Growing Up With Brothers (Short Story) - 4/16/2009 12:25:47 PM
I am the youngest of 6 children, there are 5 of us girls and my brother is the oldest. It would have been interesting growing up next door to you because we needed more guys in our house!I liked taking a glimpse of your life in this story. I was able to see the motorcycles and firecrackers in my mind! I will be tracking your work and reading manyo of your stories and poems!
Joanna Leone. Stop in at my den antyime!
The Miracle Tree (Short Story) - 5/22/2006 3:03:15 PM
This story really touched me (*near tears"), Linda. You have a very approachable narrative style. ~~Nordette
The Miracle Tree (Short Story) - 5/8/2006 7:33:34 AM
Beautiful. You know how to put someone right in the scene. Thank you.
The Miracle Tree (Short Story) - 3/27/2006 7:39:59 AM
What a lovely piece. Reminds me of the mango tree in my parents backyard. My sister had similarly sat sucking on the delicious tropical fruit and thrown the seed into garden. When it sprouted, my dad nurtured it and today it bears the sweetest mangoes every summer.
Nectar of the Gods (Short Story) - 10/2/2005 12:22:34 PM
I love the way you described it all, Lin. Well done. Thank you for sharing your talent. Love and peace.
The Miracle Tree (Short Story) - 9/29/2005 9:48:18 PM
Dearest Linda... 'The Miracle Tree' is beautiful! Your story flowed so well that I could taste, feel, see, smell the peach ... reading with thorough enjoyment the spontaneity of the precious child! How intuitive it was of you to plant that seed, which then corresponds with your life ... and as suggested DNA! 'Maybe I was cloned along with that tree. Just maybe...’ A truly precious read... Thank you Linda xox Love Suzie :-)
The Miracle Tree (Short Story) - 9/21/2005 9:42:13 AM
A lovely work of prose: your allusions to country life are a pure bliss for me,coming from an urban environment .. evasion into a utopian land.There is a clear analogy between the tree 's evolution and a woman blossoming..almost a pantheist point of view (because the tree is alive!) ..and nature is boudless bounty. Great write. Anne.
Reverie (Short Story) - 9/17/2005 2:22:54 PM
Great write..the image of the mug falling is very powefull as if absorbed by thoughts.. and contemplating life, you were in an in-between cosmos...called Reverie.. Anne.
Reverie (Short Story) - 9/4/2005 4:25:42 PM
There is much depth to your story, Lin. Thank you for sharing it. Love to you.
The Miracle Tree (Short Story) - 9/4/2005 4:23:34 PM
Yeah. Just maybe, Lin. Cool write. So much meaning in the words you've put together. Thank you for sharing this gift. It's lovely and makes me think about my "stuff." Love and peace to you.
The Miracle Tree (Short Story) - 7/7/2005 8:11:05 AM
A juicy little story, Linda, I enjoyed it. Every seed that produces fruit is a miracle, no? Every planting an act of faith.
Nectar of the Gods (Short Story) - 6/30/2005 9:31:39 PM
Very vivid descriptions. I enjoyed this ^.^
The Miracle Tree (Short Story) - 6/27/2005 9:00:24 AM
The Miracle Tree (Short Story) - 6/5/2005 6:47:43 PM
A great analogy, Linda. Very well written.
The Miracle Tree (Short Story) - 6/2/2005 7:05:37 PM
The Miracle Tree (Short Story) - 5/31/2005 5:59:38 PM
This is beautiful... your talents extend way beyond poetry... and where else can the reader find out about peach pits and virginity both in one story!
The Miracle Tree (Short Story) - 5/31/2005 8:59:56 AM
wonderful tale, linda; very well done!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :D
The Miracle Tree (Short Story) - 5/29/2005 9:00:58 PM
Thanks for sharing....yes with God anything is possible!!
Help For Haiti (Article) - 1/22/2010 11:03:34 PM
We all need to do our part for Haiti. You are helping by getting the word out. Amen to that! God Bless You!
Help For Haiti (Article) - 1/14/2010 10:49:53 PM
This is a great list, thank you.
Help For Haiti (Article) - 1/14/2010 4:28:11 PM
Thanks for all the invaluable info.
Help For Haiti (Article) - 1/14/2010 4:06:54 PM
Great information...thanks for sharing....we will all do our part!
Virginia's Dictionary: My Daughter's Coming of Age/ 1960's (Article) - 7/4/2009 11:00:14 AM
Ah, the miniskirt, brought me to poetic description. Panty hose was the iron maiden of the day. Fortunately, flower girls were sans bra and hose... whoopy!
Linda's Lament (Article) - 7/3/2009 5:40:26 AM
What a hoot! It's a good thing I have helpers do all the things so I don't have to... ;-)
Virginia's Dictionary: My Daughter's Coming of Age/ 1960's (Article) - 6/28/2009 3:46:02 PM
I was a teenager in the 60's. I remember the dippity do commercials. I remember mini skirts too but the girls were all way too skinny to wear them. I had bell bottom jeans. Now they've kind of morphed into boot cut relaxed fit for fat old cowboy wannabees. Like me. Fun article. Patrick
GOSSIP IN THE GRAIN (Article) - 5/19/2009 3:37:00 PM
GOSSIP IN THE GRAIN (Article) - 5/17/2009 5:19:44 PM
Lotto good singers out there. Some never get their break. Thanks for romoting him.
GOSSIP IN THE GRAIN (Article) - 5/15/2009 7:18:40 PM
He is great, He says what I feel, only so much better than me,
Thank You, Pierre
GOSSIP IN THE GRAIN (Article) - 5/11/2009 11:19:10 PM
Gave him a listen...now you've given me someone new to add to my IPOD! Thanks, Lin!
The Birthing (Article) - 4/30/2009 3:36:01 PM
Birthing is as natural as the stars. There was a time when women died from it (an acquaintance of ours down the street did, this year) so that only the fit would continue to survive.
Julius Caesar changed all that. Now, we have the Octomom.
The Birthing (Article) - 4/28/2009 12:21:14 PM
The miracle of birth is one that is so special and sadly in my day fathers were not allowed in the delivery room so I never got to share that magic moment but thanks to you...I have lived it for a few moments as I read this exceptional write.
Prayers For My AD Family (Article) - 4/28/2009 9:06:01 AM
Beautiful, Lin... I needed prayers and they worked...
Prayers For My AD Family (Article) - 10/8/2006 12:53:19 PM
this is beautiful...
Prayers For My AD Family (Article) - 7/5/2006 8:15:58 AM
Amen from me too and TY
Prayers For My AD Family (Article) - 7/1/2006 8:30:58 AM
Prayers For My AD Family (Article) - 6/26/2006 6:30:29 PM
Precious sister Linda, your heart is SO BIG!!!!!
Peace & Love, Dove
Prayers For My AD Family (Article) - 6/26/2006 3:05:09 PM
Wonderful heartfelt prayers for all, Linda.
Prayers For My AD Family (Article) - 6/26/2006 2:32:34 PM
Prayers For My AD Family (Article) - 6/26/2006 1:55:07 PM
Very well done. Thank you.
Prayers For My AD Family (Article) - 6/26/2006 1:36:21 PM
You are in my prayers Lin!!
So are your friend!!
Invisible Threads (Article) - 3/27/2006 7:48:23 AM
You have said it all and so succintly too. I am from a completely different corner of the world and yet so much i see and read here is not unlike what happens in my owrld. In some way I guess we are all one. I am glad that I am a part of the Den.
A Clarification...Of Sorts? (Article) - 3/26/2006 9:08:15 AM
I tend to believe the dark side of us, the Ying and the Yang, has to be acknowledged, but not accepted, it is imperative Linda, we harness our dark side in forcibly with self discipline and faith, otherwise we risk destruction in a multitude of ways, as we see in alcoholism, drugs , prostitution, gambling, and even terrorism, to name but a few addictions and vices !
A Clarification...Of Sorts? (Article) - 3/25/2006 9:02:44 PM
I think you have a good grip of love, sexually and the interaction of the two and express it quite well in your works. There are no pro's that know everything in poetry only people who write from there heart and soul.
The Budding Moon (Poetry) - 8/25/2012 7:26:06 AM
beautiful thought, love the picture too.
Wildflower (Poetry) - 3/4/2012 8:42:26 PM
such a lovely feeling of comfort comes forth from these words....peace and strength....enjoyed........pax Anita :)
Wildflower (Poetry) - 5/21/2011 2:57:03 PM
This is beautiful and nostalgic Lin. You took me back to the endless days of my youth.
Wildflower (Poetry) - 2/28/2011 7:37:30 AM
Wildflower (Poetry) - 10/8/2010 7:13:23 AM
A delightful poem.
Wildflower (Poetry) - 3/27/2010 8:58:16 AM
Such a lovely write, Lin. It reminds me of when I was a child and I used to lie down on the grass and watch the clouds pass by overhead. I could dream for hours about what they represented. Thank you. Love and best wishes,
Wildflower (Poetry) - 3/12/2010 3:36:04 AM
"Wildflower" a bouquet of perfume for our soul
an absolutly beautiful poem Lin!
I especially love how it read as though I was listening
giving those gentle commands (speaking to winter)
Love & Meadows Perfumeries
Wildflower (Poetry) - 3/9/2010 7:43:25 PM
This is the "wondrous" time of life we the mature were allways taught was going to be "golden". I fear that what most of us have failed to realize is that inclination and declination have a common point.
Our needs remain the same, but the means by which we have to attain them
Wildflower (Poetry) - 3/5/2010 4:41:48 PM
So sweet while waiting for spring.
Wildflower (Poetry) - 3/2/2010 8:12:33 AM
This is nice - I like it.
Wildflower (Poetry) - 3/1/2010 4:51:03 AM
Wildflower (Poetry) - 3/1/2010 3:56:24 AM
Wildflowers are Wondrous, and I'm truly ready for Spring.
Wildflower (Poetry) - 2/28/2010 12:22:31 PM
Wildflower (Poetry) - 2/28/2010 8:49:18 AM
Lovely photo and poem, Lin.
Wildflower (Poetry) - 2/28/2010 7:55:04 AM
Your poem and thoughts are warming this wildflower, thanks for the warming winds Linda, Hugs! Jasmin Horst
Wildflower (Poetry) - 2/28/2010 6:32:10 AM
This poem filled the air around me with a promise of warm days and butterflies coming to kiss the flowers.
Wildflower (Poetry) - 2/28/2010 3:17:28 AM
BEAUTIFUL POEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Wildflower (Poetry) - 2/28/2010 2:39:46 AM
John's comment is well expressed and I can't add anything to it except to say well done.
Wildflower (Poetry) - 2/28/2010 12:33:29 AM
You are a sensuous bloom, Lin, searching for light and warmth...a beautiful natural expression of awareness of place and of longing.
Wildflower (Poetry) - 2/27/2010 9:30:51 PM
Nice one lizard blossom. Please forgive the hallucination, the warm sun visuals along with Purple Salvia? Pretty picture and pretty poem, Lin. Patrick
Low Tide (Poetry) - 2/25/2010 1:33:26 AM
I can feel peace and tranquility within your lines. Let nature take its course in its own time. Stay positive!
Blessings to you,
Romancing The Grape (Poetry) - 2/23/2010 8:49:57 PM
Love the theme,
cherish every moment for we know not how many more we have.
Low Tide (Poetry) - 2/23/2010 11:28:02 AM
Peacefully engaging; thank you for sharing these fine moments, Lin. Love and best wishes,
The Flame (Poetry) - 2/22/2010 8:07:59 PM
Very interesting write.
Low Tide (Poetry) - 2/22/2010 8:02:31 PM
Simple and lonely,
Low Tide (Poetry) - 2/21/2010 3:11:44 PM
Lin this is an outstanding poem!
The photo is utterly chilling too!!
Love & Smooth Sailing
Low Tide (Poetry) - 2/21/2010 10:24:37 AM
Great pen, Lin, I love it!
This struck me...
'Still, no rain and no reveal'
Low Tide (Poetry) - 2/21/2010 9:34:22 AM
We are all girding until the good tides come again.
Low Tide (Poetry) - 2/20/2010 9:13:32 PM
A noble cause, and yes those tides will rise. Patrick
Low Tide (Poetry) - 2/20/2010 4:32:50 AM
BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Low Tide (Poetry) - 2/18/2010 6:07:33 AM
"When you get a 18 foot low tide you should know how to swim, because..."
Low Tide (Poetry) - 2/18/2010 4:22:45 AM
Positive and so beautiful, Lin.
Low Tide (Poetry) - 2/17/2010 6:51:00 PM
lovely and positive!
Low Tide (Poetry) - 2/17/2010 3:20:15 PM
The wisdom and discretion, Lin, of not taking on too much...oh I like this indeed..and the pic reminds me of a sleepy Irish fishing village, partial view.
Low Tide (Poetry) - 2/17/2010 2:46:50 PM
Gotta have water to bathe in!
Nice One xx Ch'erie
Low Tide (Poetry) - 2/17/2010 11:59:01 AM
Tide, I wash in that stuff, not lately though, for the mashine is under repair at this moment. Hugs! Jasmin Horst
Low Tide (Poetry) - 2/17/2010 11:20:58 AM
Keep em coming, Gerry
The Flame (Poetry) - 2/15/2010 6:57:05 AM
A Greek drama without, hopefully, tragic consequences.
The Flame (Poetry) - 2/15/2010 5:18:18 AM
Beautiful, passionate......felt like it was written hundreds of years ago.....
The Flame (Poetry) - 2/14/2010 1:52:04 PM
Just how exotic and sensual is this? If you have been inspired by the painting, Linda, then you've done it full justice with your breathtaking words and images. This reads like classic literature and I love all the mythological references. As succulent and suggestive as the pomegranate itself. Arousing is a very good description of your fine work here. xx
The Flame (Poetry) - 2/14/2010 8:11:06 AM
Lin, a passionate and beautiful write for Valentine's Day.
The Flame (Poetry) - 2/14/2010 4:09:57 AM
POWERFUL POEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
The Flame (Poetry) - 2/14/2010 3:55:05 AM
Quite captivating, Lin!
The Flame (Poetry) - 2/14/2010 3:02:26 AM
Virginal lust, tender passion of a little flame that promise a conflagration devouring universe, soft, like small feathers on bare skin like caresses of moonlight...
The Flame (Poetry) - 2/13/2010 10:27:10 PM
creatively passionate and artistically arousing ...
The Flame (Poetry) - 2/13/2010 8:49:43 PM
lovely valentine's write!
The Flame (Poetry) - 2/13/2010 4:37:03 PM
Great poem for those whose hearts yearn to be with each other on Valentine's Day.
The Flame (Poetry) - 2/13/2010 3:18:31 PM
luv it when you wax lyrical, Lin, and eloquent and gorgeous...a perfect Valentine poem
The Flame (Poetry) - 2/13/2010 1:56:25 PM
Best Valentine's work on the Den I've read. A true classic. Patrick
The Flame (Poetry) - 2/13/2010 1:24:03 PM
Outstanding combo pic and poem!
The Flame (Poetry) - 2/13/2010 12:38:36 PM
Nothing can extinguish a lover's flame. I love this Valentine's Love Poem...Send eros to Connecticut please!
Much peace, love, and light,
The Flame (Poetry) - 2/13/2010 12:29:25 PM
And with those feathers you can make a fab pillow.
Not sure that arouse and soft, naa I best shut up!
The Flame (Poetry) - 2/13/2010 9:35:27 AM
With a "tender" sting to it!!
Fiddling Neros (Poetry) - 2/12/2010 7:47:20 AM
The times are a-changin.
A Hundred Birds (Poetry) - 2/12/2010 7:44:33 AM
WOW, Great piece, keep it up Lin.
Romancing The Grape (Poetry) - 2/11/2010 2:10:58 AM
Great poem,excellent work.I like it.take care
Romancing The Grape (Poetry) - 2/10/2010 5:58:33 PM
Indeed, with age comes beauty, not the superficial but the content.
Every second is unique.
Keep singing in the vines.
Romancing The Grape (Poetry) - 2/10/2010 10:32:23 AM
Your photo & your words are
delish & delicate
beautiful & romantic!
Love & Vinyards
A Circle of Angels (Poetry) - 2/9/2010 7:48:16 PM
A fine prayer, Lin. Personally, I do not know where I'd be today if angels had not "stepped up" along the way many times. Love and best wishes,
Romancing The Grape (Poetry) - 2/9/2010 6:15:47 PM
aged with much wisdom!
Romancing The Grape (Poetry) - 2/8/2010 4:35:06 PM
A very wise vintage. If only most would savor it.
Romancing The Grape (Poetry) - 2/8/2010 1:47:29 PM
"...from the soul of the grape..." will come the truth!...hic!
Romancing The Grape (Poetry) - 2/8/2010 1:06:24 PM
Symbolic and meaningful verses; they also remind me of when I made my own wine from my homegrown grapes down in the valley before I moved up to this mountain. Very nicely done, Lin. Love and best wishes,
Romancing The Grape (Poetry) - 2/8/2010 5:10:49 AM
I love this one! And it is so true...every moment we are here is "rare vintage"....in our youth, we don't see that but as we age it becomes abundantly clear. Excellent write!
Romancing The Grape (Poetry) - 2/8/2010 4:54:33 AM
what a wonderful write!
Romancing The Grape (Poetry) - 2/8/2010 3:51:35 AM
Savor the flavors, and each moment - very sage, indeed.
Romancing The Grape (Poetry) - 2/8/2010 3:29:22 AM
''The juice is pressed from the soul of the grape''------- BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Romancing The Grape (Poetry) - 2/8/2010 2:49:02 AM
Ah the sweet taste of life lived to the fullest.
Romancing The Grape (Poetry) - 2/7/2010 10:48:24 PM
Wonderful metaphor here, Linda.
Romancing The Grape (Poetry) - 2/7/2010 9:10:49 PM
Message comes through loud and clear, and a very important message it is!
Had to quit the grape, but it doesn't mean I can't indulge in the metaphorical variety from time to time. Believe I'll have the red.
Won't you join me?
xOx Pea xOx
Romancing The Grape (Poetry) - 2/7/2010 9:09:42 PM
"...you can't go back to the fruit..." no, indeed; mellow, thoughtful metaphor, Lin, and with great body. Vintage!
Romancing The Grape (Poetry) - 2/7/2010 9:08:30 PM
And I'd say this is vintage Figgins. Nicely done Lin. Patrick
Butterfly (Poetry) - 2/7/2010 1:50:55 PM
Something that happens throughout life.
Butterfly (Poetry) - 2/7/2010 9:00:12 AM
From a girl to a woman--always a challenge and great wonder.
Butterfly (Poetry) - 2/6/2010 9:11:46 PM
Totally creatively compelling verses, Lin. Thank you for sharing this gift. Love and best wishes,
Butterfly (Poetry) - 2/5/2010 8:00:53 PM
Butterfly (Poetry) - 2/5/2010 1:13:05 PM
The blossoms of your fragrant petals
embrace this poem
Love & Blessings
Butterfly (Poetry) - 2/5/2010 12:15:19 PM
I can see your wings unfolding. Patrick
Butterfly (Poetry) - 2/5/2010 11:50:06 AM
Love your wonderfully creative and artistic way with language. I was just writing in my journal about my recent self-imposed exile and reclusive ways; my cocoon is such a welcome, cozy, safe place - but I cannot fly from there, can I? Your words make me happy to emerge.
Butterfly (Poetry) - 2/5/2010 11:37:07 AM
Lovely work, Linda!
Butterfly (Poetry) - 2/5/2010 11:14:32 AM
...IF ONLY WE...AH, WELL...I GUESS ONCE SHOULD NEVER FORGET...THAT CHANGE FOR THE BETTER...IN ANY OF 'HIS' CREATIONS...IS ALWAYS... BEAUTIFUL! A WONDERFUL WORK...SO ENJOYED. THANKS FOR SHARING AND BLESSINGS. JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Butterfly (Poetry) - 2/5/2010 9:50:44 AM
Butterfly (Poetry) - 2/5/2010 9:15:14 AM
Most sensues promises, wrapped in the seven veils of most beautiful words Linda!!!!!!!!! Hugs! Jasmin Horst
Butterfly (Poetry) - 2/5/2010 8:00:38 AM
Change is good and also an adventure worth taking sometimes. Wonderful poem.
Butterfly (Poetry) - 2/5/2010 5:30:44 AM
simply lovely poetry you have scribed...Love the pic also.
Much peace, love, and light,
Butterfly (Poetry) - 2/5/2010 4:00:45 AM
LOVELY!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Butterfly (Poetry) - 2/5/2010 3:28:05 AM
Metamorphosis can be Marvelous.
Butterfly (Poetry) - 2/5/2010 1:51:46 AM
Great impact, Linda, and bursting with the juices and sweetness of promise and life itself. Such richness!
Butterfly (Poetry) - 2/5/2010 1:47:27 AM
No caress can compare to the feeling of a butterfly on your skin...
A Circle of Angels (Poetry) - 2/3/2010 3:16:41 PM
xxx so caring and compassionate, Linda. Lovely auras - the circle of angels, the circle of light; haloed and hallowed. Your prayers have been answered, but of course! :)) Light and life go hand in hand. xx
A Hundred Birds (Poetry) - 2/3/2010 1:32:59 AM
What a beautiful story. Great job.
A Circle of Angels (Poetry) - 2/1/2010 5:51:31 PM
Just read this Lin and I am so thankful and appreciative for your prayers and all the kindness my den family has shown me. Thank you for everything...
The Budding Moon (Poetry) - 2/1/2010 3:36:58 PM
Brief, but truly erotic.
PS I don't like tattoos, but I'll make an exception for fine art.
A Circle of Angels (Poetry) - 2/1/2010 1:56:15 PM
healing prayers and holding the light for our dear member and friend...thank you LG.
A Circle of Angels (Poetry) - 2/1/2010 5:46:38 AM
Lovely write, Lin! We were all praying for him. Thank goodness he's okay...
The Budding Moon (Poetry) - 2/1/2010 5:25:33 AM
Lovely write....and that tatoo is beautiful! Looks like some new work at the bottom..ouch! Great job...I love the artistry of tatoos! Captivating.....
A Circle of Angels (Poetry) - 2/1/2010 4:30:31 AM
Very heartfelt, Lin, and we join you in thoughts and prayers for Mr. Fee.
A Circle of Angels (Poetry) - 2/1/2010 4:06:20 AM
A prayer and a candle for thanks, we got Fee bouncing back like a beached Nova Scotia fish, thanks the Lord!
A Circle of Angels (Poetry) - 2/1/2010 3:40:53 AM
WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GOD BLESS YOU and GOD BLESS FEE!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
A Circle of Angels (Poetry) - 2/1/2010 12:04:16 AM
Beautifully said.Lin! Thank you for sharing,
He is in my thoughts and prayers!
A Circle of Angels (Poetry) - 1/31/2010 10:54:57 PM
Beautifully written piece about a man we have all come to love here on AD.
A Circle of Angels (Poetry) - 1/31/2010 9:29:44 PM
Oh dear. Here's hoping & praying for a swift recovery. Patrick
A Circle of Angels (Poetry) - 1/31/2010 8:41:13 PM
beautiful, tender and...Fee, we do love you, please be well
A Circle of Angels (Poetry) - 1/31/2010 5:50:51 PM
A beautiful image and sentiment..there's much power in prayer - especially from many - so mine goes out as well.
A Circle of Angels (Poetry) - 1/31/2010 4:45:43 PM
I hope it's only indigestion but if not he is in my prayers that they have caught it in time and will put him back on his feet again. I've been there recently and know the trauma it can cause you but the Lord is good and will stay by his side.
A Circle of Angels (Poetry) - 1/31/2010 4:23:55 PM
No wonder, he got so much on his plate, a very sweet and touching prayer Linda, I just know it'll work, thanks for starting it for Fee. Bless You! Jasmin Horst
A Circle of Angels (Poetry) - 1/31/2010 3:54:24 PM
Elegant prayer...and I hope Fee makes a full recovery.
The Budding Moon (Poetry) - 1/30/2010 9:16:30 PM
gorgeous expression and tatoo
The Budding Moon (Poetry) - 1/30/2010 3:25:13 PM
Just beautiful, with so much, using so few words.
The Budding Moon (Poetry) - 1/30/2010 11:46:26 AM
Left to grow in a loving environment people will naturally grow more radiant and beautiful than any other object under the sun.
The Budding Moon (Poetry) - 1/30/2010 7:52:35 AM
Oh, Linda, this is so beautiful and so romantic.
The Budding Moon (Poetry) - 1/30/2010 7:19:34 AM
Very romantic, nicely done!
Peace, love, and light,
The Budding Moon (Poetry) - 1/30/2010 6:24:53 AM
The Budding Moon (Poetry) - 1/30/2010 4:57:51 AM
The Budding Moon (Poetry) - 1/30/2010 3:36:55 AM
A naked Japanese garden with a cherry tree...
The Budding Moon (Poetry) - 1/29/2010 10:21:08 PM
Sensuous and mysterious...and that work of art...wow!
The Budding Moon (Poetry) - 1/29/2010 10:02:28 PM
Love the poem..Tats I just don't understand. Patrick
The Budding Moon (Poetry) - 1/29/2010 5:35:50 PM
A moment of Ah!...in this context 'startled' is exceptionally good.
The Budding Moon (Poetry) - 1/29/2010 4:56:09 PM
The Budding Moon (Poetry) - 1/29/2010 4:36:49 PM
Sounds like a dream I had last night, oh such woe to wake up it is..That Tat, wow really is like "live"
Nice one ty
The Budding Moon (Poetry) - 1/29/2010 4:35:18 PM
Very nicely done, I love the way this one make me think and feel.
The Budding Moon (Poetry) - 1/29/2010 1:47:24 PM
No wonder with this heat, that the tree, and your poetry, is blossoming ha, Hugs! Jasmin Horst
A Hundred Birds (Poetry) - 1/26/2010 4:02:41 PM
Amazing story, art and needlework. I love how your bold writing with such "simplicity" and clarity endorses the finery of the garment somehow... I can imagine the darting and weaving of all those feathers and agile minds of those captured birds. The repetitions speak of their song: the urgency, the energy. Very vital writing here, Linda. Strong, confident and packs a powerful punch. Thank you, Kate xx
A Hundred Birds (Poetry) - 1/26/2010 9:31:08 AM
Resplendent with the simplicity of innocent love we see in many early oriental works. Beautifully done LLin, thanks for sharing!
A Hundred Birds (Poetry) - 1/25/2010 3:57:35 PM
I love the coat. It looks native American.
Journal: 08/02/09 (Poetry) - 1/24/2010 12:44:57 PM
Whistful and self-reflective. Simply beautiful.
A Hundred Birds (Poetry) - 1/24/2010 11:43:31 AM
Great imagery in your poem, but I agree with Patrick, don't let Ed find out....giggle. Your words unfolded like a romantic legend. Very well done.
A Hundred Birds (Poetry) - 1/24/2010 9:06:39 AM
This is a work of beauty. Just don't tell Mr. Ed. Patrick
A Hundred Birds (Poetry) - 1/24/2010 3:42:20 AM
WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
A Hundred Birds (Poetry) - 1/23/2010 2:34:42 PM
Well told tale of bravery in the chin dynasty. Such a tale evokes thoughts of a martial artist fighting for his beloved, with nothing stopping him.
A Hundred Birds (Poetry) - 1/23/2010 4:47:12 AM
beautifully written--captivating for sure!
A Hundred Birds (Poetry) - 1/23/2010 2:49:46 AM
Captivating and left me awed...well done.
A Hundred Birds (Poetry) - 1/23/2010 2:42:45 AM
A memorable tale that have the spirit of Chinese old poets, legends, myths and romance not getting old as a new poet will give a transfusion of life drawn from own inspiration.
A Hundred Birds (Poetry) - 1/22/2010 11:51:08 PM
Linda, not only is this wonderful writing, the imagery is beautiful!
A Hundred Birds (Poetry) - 1/22/2010 11:02:14 PM
What beautiful imagery! The repetition is almost prayer or chant-like, and adds to the cultural depth that you've created in this poem. Great work~ Blessings, Michelle
A Hundred Birds (Poetry) - 1/22/2010 11:01:14 PM
Magnificant poetry! Amen to that!
Channeling Rooney (Poetry) - 1/22/2010 8:11:35 PM
A very clever and thought-inciting write, Lin. Thank you. Love and best wishes,
Channeling Rooney (Poetry) - 1/22/2010 2:03:06 PM
for years my friends teased me about finding pennies...those pennies just seemed to always be there, on the street, steps, sidewalk, etc, to me they were little gifts from the world acknowledging the mystery of existance...I love Rooney and this piece is an awesome tribute to his creative mastery...
Casanova (Poetry) - 1/22/2010 9:35:54 AM
Powerful pen, Lin... The Goddess is all!
Channeling Rooney (Poetry) - 1/21/2010 4:54:59 PM
Great channel... I suppose future arrivals mining copper will be pleased we did most of the work They will wonder why we put the face of god on those copper disks.
Channeling Rooney (Poetry) - 1/21/2010 4:43:42 PM
Top thinking. Plus copper is worth heaps in the electrical industry. But as for value in years to come. Well, we have many Roman coins from 2000 years ago, and they have no value as they are everywhere, with Caesars head on. Though Saxon stuff is worth a lot as we find out that the dark period was not dark but full of creativity and much more.
Many a mickal makes a muckle. Meaning, many a penny saved makes a fortune rather than throw it away. Kids are spot on.
Channeling Rooney (Poetry) - 1/21/2010 10:26:23 AM
Penny for your thoughts? Very astute.
Lady-In-Waiting (Poetry) - 1/21/2010 10:22:32 AM
Outstanding piece! Indeed Destiny beckons.
Blue Moon (Poetry) - 1/21/2010 10:21:04 AM
Pure and beautiful poetry. Very nicely done, L.G.
Channeling Rooney (Poetry) - 1/20/2010 11:15:43 PM
You have taken something that we often view as simple and ordinary, and have made it into the extraordinary. Liked this a lot, Linda.
Channeling Rooney (Poetry) - 1/20/2010 4:08:24 PM
Andy Rooney is my hero. I enjoyed this. I like the Canadian $2 coin, the one that looks like a doughnut with a dime stuck in the doughnut hole. Patrick
Channeling Rooney (Poetry) - 1/20/2010 12:57:07 PM
Don't forget a wish upon a penny, I look for them, just for that reason, a wonderful write, Jasmin Horst
Channeling Rooney (Poetry) - 1/20/2010 7:58:32 AM
I think it is fitting that you ended your poet essaay by reaching back to Ben Franklin, who truly understood the value of a penny. Good thoughts.
Channeling Rooney (Poetry) - 1/20/2010 7:22:14 AM
A kid asked why we have one dollar bill when all cost 99 cents, so why not a 99 cents bill? and if you look at the prices out there, 99.99 and 199,99 or 349.99...and so on. So, yes! why we don't have money that make sense? (LOL)
Channeling Rooney (Poetry) - 1/20/2010 5:32:47 AM
Channeling Rooney - marvelous! And I'm savin my pennies for a rainy day.
Channeling Rooney (Poetry) - 1/20/2010 4:49:21 AM
Lin I enjoyed this and yes it is amazing to think of all the billions of not only your US pennies but Canadian pennies that have intermingled over the years...no passports for spare change. lol
Channeling Rooney (Poetry) - 1/20/2010 4:44:35 AM
your "Channeling Rooney" shines Lin
and takes me to the two dollar bill
the susan b anthony dollar & of course those
precious rocks with diamonds in them (to a child)
I lost all my nostalgia in a basement flood in 2008
I was literally devastated...
Love & Pennies
Channeling Rooney (Poetry) - 1/20/2010 4:28:06 AM
good write, i love the nostagia included in this. It makes one think--i always pick up pennies-it all adds up, like you say!
Channeling Rooney (Poetry) - 1/20/2010 4:11:44 AM
Interesting and well written poem/prose. I like pennies. Their very color make a penny stand out among the nickels, dimes, quarters and half dollars (who sees them anymore). Besides, the penny is in the underdog status and I kinda lean toward those in that category . . .
Channeling Rooney (Poetry) - 1/20/2010 12:26:11 AM
You take a simple but very relevant notion and expand it into something so enjoyable and reflective, I like what you do here and the great style in which you do it.
Casanova (Poetry) - 1/19/2010 3:42:14 PM
She flits like a butterfly and stings like a queen bee. ;-)
Casanova (Poetry) - 1/18/2010 8:17:20 PM
Great offering...thanks for sharing your insight!!
Casanova (Poetry) - 1/18/2010 6:36:14 PM
yeah, being shallow and cheap, a non thinking alpha male, i guess i'd die with a smile on my face. but that's the damage pretty lasses do to us blokes who become minus a brain. but there you go, can't be worse than the marriage alter.
Vignette (Poetry) - 1/18/2010 12:46:10 PM
Reads like a good short story. When I was at WVU, there was this beautiful grad student who never married. She had a certain aversion to men. I was surprised to hear that she had married a German artist in residence who had whisked her off to Argentina.
A year later, I saw her back in school and asked her how Argentina was. She replied, "Oh, I got my dream of riding naked on a deserted beach, but he turned machismo down there and I had to leave him."
Casanova (Poetry) - 1/18/2010 12:36:25 PM
sacrafice indeed, most men are clueless as to the perfect reflection of themselves she provides. exceptional write!
Casanova (Poetry) - 1/18/2010 11:40:57 AM
An exceptionally classy Victorian style write about a naughty man whose purported lack of conscience would leave him chuckling. I don't think he'd mind being sacrificed. Patrick
Casanova (Poetry) - 1/18/2010 10:40:30 AM
well written-great depth in your insight
Casanova (Poetry) - 1/18/2010 7:46:50 AM
Does have a historical ring to it....very much enjoyed the way it is written. Of course the Goddess always wins!
Vignette (Poetry) - 1/18/2010 7:40:44 AM
Lovely!! I was in the room with them watching your poem unfold...loved it!
Casanova (Poetry) - 1/18/2010 6:41:30 AM
For some the cup is half full, for others..... your poetry holds truths riches, and beauty, Linda, who would not be tempted to steal, that which on the surface looks so appealing, a disposition I suppose of our sex.
Casanova (Poetry) - 1/18/2010 5:00:12 AM
a wonderful expression
The Goddess preserves her temple!
Casanova (Poetry) - 1/18/2010 4:37:56 AM
Casanova vs. Goddess - most interesting.
Casanova (Poetry) - 1/18/2010 4:30:32 AM
Eh? The guy was randy. You are compelled to reduce him to your own thoughts of the so-called womanizer. These men would not be womanizer's if the women were not criticizing the poem, L.G., merely the thought behind it.
Casanova (Poetry) - 1/18/2010 4:26:47 AM
Oh! horny Casanova doesn't need beauty or myth, just the warmth scent of the skin on a reclining woman...
Casanova (Poetry) - 1/18/2010 3:05:12 AM
WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Casanova (Poetry) - 1/18/2010 2:34:11 AM
Linda, I love the style with which you've written this.
Casanova (Poetry) - 1/18/2010 2:06:38 AM
...compelled by beauty or myth?...fine question indeed, Linda, and just glorious script from start to finish
Casanova (Poetry) - 1/18/2010 1:53:36 AM
Reads like a perfect line from a Shakespearean play...expressing feelings of passion, truth and perhaps even a little bitterness. Enjoyed.
Dancing Bones (Poetry) - 1/17/2010 7:02:23 PM
remembering the joy
Vignette (Poetry) - 1/17/2010 5:00:57 AM
BEAUTIFUL POEM!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Dancing Bones (Poetry) - 1/16/2010 2:04:56 PM
I really love this one. Full of fight and power, superbly written.
Vignette (Poetry) - 1/16/2010 5:54:27 AM
so beautiful, sensual, romantic and real--i love the way your words bring all to the visual senses
Vignette (Poetry) - 1/16/2010 4:21:38 AM
One of the most romantic poems I have read in a long time, excellent!
Vignette (Poetry) - 1/16/2010 3:29:33 AM
I felt the almost bittersweet sadness of the woman's heart. Comfort perhaps in the old familiar but yet...a longing to be romanced, shown passion and be desired...stunning write for sure.
Vignette (Poetry) - 1/16/2010 12:51:43 AM
I bet he was riding towards her, blooming peeping tom.
A very good descriptive piece, with wrap round lines that tell a story.
Vignette (Poetry) - 1/16/2010 12:11:01 AM
Lin, bitteraweet moments through the years that
get lost in the shadowy routine of time.
superbly written,love the pic!..
Vignette (Poetry) - 1/16/2010 12:00:35 AM
Linda, I can't begin to tell you how beautiful this is.
Vignette (Poetry) - 1/15/2010 11:48:43 PM
You render this without bias or attitude, tell it like it is, and for me a great sadness permeates the deliberate, matter-of-fact telling. It's simply so true.
Dancing Bones (Poetry) - 1/15/2010 10:35:16 PM
I can relate. Thanks, Patrick
Vignette (Poetry) - 1/15/2010 10:32:16 PM
Sounds like bedtime at my house except we keep the door open so the dogs can come and go. Pete, our big lab has his own bed indentation, right next to mine. I'll have to ask Eileen if she's been riding again. Patrick
Vignette (Poetry) - 1/15/2010 6:45:26 PM
I like this. No pretentiousness. No steamy sex. Two people. One of which still can think of his wife as an angel.
Blue Moon (Poetry) - 1/15/2010 10:51:22 AM
Beautiful poetry that is soul-reaching in scope of meaning; thank you, Lin. Love and best wishes,
Dancing Bones (Poetry) - 1/13/2010 7:26:16 PM
much wisdom here. Just one is not looking for another to change.
Reminds me of an ole song, i'm sure you'll erm, love? lol
Dem Bones, Dem Bones, Dem Dry Bones
Dem Bones, Dem Bones, Dem Dry Bones
Dem Bones, Dem Bones, Dem Dry Bones
Dem Bones are gonna rise!
The foot bone connected to the ankle bone
The ankle bone connected to the leg bone
The leg bone connected to the knee bone
Dem Bones are gonna rise!
The knee Bone connected to the thigh bone
The thigh bone connected to the hip bone
The hip bone connected to the back bone
Dem Bones are gonna rise!
The back bone connected to the shoulder bone
The shoulder bone connected to the neck bone
The neck bone connected to the head bone
Dem Bones are gonna rise!
Ezekiel cried, "Dem dry bones!"
Ezekiel cried, "Dem dry bones!"
Ezekiel cried, "Dem dry bones!"
"Oh, hear the word of the Lord."
The foot bone connected to the leg bone,
The leg bone connected to the knee bone,
The knee bone connected to the thigh bone,
The thigh bone connected to the back bone,
The back bone connected to the neck bone,
The neck bone connected to the head bone,
Oh, hear the word of the Lord!
Dem bones, dem bones gonna walk aroun',
Dem bones, dem bones, gonna walk aroun'
Dem bones, dem bones, gonna walk aroun'
Oh, hear the word of the Lord.
The head bone connected to the neck bone,
The neck bone connected to the back bone,
The back bone connected to the thigh bone,
The thigh bone connected to the knee bone,
The knee bone connected to the leg bone,
The leg bone connected to the foot bone,
Oh, hear the word of the Lord!
Dancing Bones (Poetry) - 1/13/2010 4:24:06 AM
VERY NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Dancing Bones (Poetry) - 1/12/2010 4:49:54 AM
‘To thine own self be true ’
The day will take on a brighter hue
Much wisdom here, indeed.
Dancing Bones (Poetry) - 1/12/2010 4:47:49 AM
Playing joyful music accompanied by maracas full of dancing bones, we should look forward to that!
Dancing Bones (Poetry) - 1/12/2010 2:49:35 AM
This is a good poem fill with wisedom.take care
Dancing Bones (Poetry) - 1/12/2010 12:27:37 AM
Not only wonderful writing, but oh so very wise.
Dancing Bones (Poetry) - 1/11/2010 8:30:26 PM
great and inspirational write-i love the admonition to take resposibility for ones self-a novel idea these days
Dancing Bones (Poetry) - 1/11/2010 6:33:17 PM
Lots of good advice contained in this write and I liked the whimsical way you presented it...well done.
Quietude (Poetry) - 1/11/2010 5:17:09 PM
Peace, quiet, and serenenity are truly gifts and one is fortunate to be able to find them - no matter how deep the night. Thank you, Lin. Love and best wishes,
Lady-In-Waiting (Poetry) - 1/11/2010 5:15:11 PM
This has a "classic" and timeless tone to it, Lin. Well done. Love and best wishes,
Dancing Bones (Poetry) - 1/11/2010 5:13:49 PM
Don’t look to someone else to change
For its you that must be re-arranged
A waste of energy is passing blame
You’ve created what you became
These verses are a source of wisdom as is the whole poem; thank you, Lin. Love and best wishes to you,
Dancing Bones (Poetry) - 1/11/2010 4:32:42 PM
Love the rhythm and rhyme. Remember joy and the bones will dance--love it.
Dancing Bones (Poetry) - 1/11/2010 2:32:50 PM
There is life in these skeletal lines that refuse to go down easy. Much wisdom, too: well done. Enjoyed reading 'Dancing Bones.'
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.