Recent Reviews for Claywoman
Clouds are the Creator's Fingerprints (Book) - 12/15/2003 7:25:12 PM|
I just read the excerpt of this book and it gave me chills. So, so beautiful.
Herman the Hermit Crab & Friends (Book) - 10/6/2003 11:26:05 AM
Oral storytelling is an ancient Native American art form. Jacqueline Anastasia (Claywoman) has taken pen to paper and transformed one of her grandchildren's favorite stories about an adventurous young hermit crab into a marvelous children's read-along storybook. The illustrations in this book are wonderful, also.
Herman's tale not only teaches children that it is OK to be different, it also teaches them to respect all life forms on this planet - both great and small. I highly recommend it!
Herman the Hermit Crab & Friends (Book) - 9/28/2003 11:23:01 AM
Herman seems to be a great catalyst for all sorts of adventures. I like your down to earth description of the nature of your main character and his friends. This seems to be targeting a more mature reader, however, it surely makes for good discussion material between adult and child, something I wish to acheive in my own writing.
Clouds are the Creator's Fingerprints (Book) - 9/22/2003 9:56:15 AM
An enchanting read! From Little Girl Lost, filled with terrifying demons and painful memories, to Exquisite Poet and Life Commentator, able to capture Nature's most minute miracles so eloquently. It's extremely difficult for me to pick my favorite poem. I enjoyed them all immensely.
Claywoman has truly journeyed far. And I truly believe you will enjoy sharing her journey as much as I did.
Clouds are the Creator's Fingerprints (Book) - 7/30/2003 9:18:49 AM
I have a fondness for creative imagry. Creator's Fingerprints is full of the vivid color and essence creation. Each read through conjures a subtly different image in my mind, as though I were watching the clouds.
Clouds are the Creator's Fingerprints (Book) - 4/9/2003 8:30:26 PM
This is magnificant..!!!!
Herman the Hermit Crab & Friends (Book) - 12/29/2002 2:45:23 PM
enjoyed the excerpt!!
Herman the Hermit Crab & Friends (Book) - 9/29/2002 12:05:31 PM
I run more towards Jerimiah the Bullfrog, but the little bugger is good reading. lgl
Herman the Hermit Crab & Friends (Book) - 9/24/2002 2:59:29 PM
Madame: Please allow me. I downloaded your free preview. I am enchanted. You are a wonderful storyteller! A rose for you:
Well, okay it looks more like a sleeping man...but hey, until I figure out how to bipass AD restricted coding for this comment boxes and leave you the real thing... Till we meet again.
ThE MaD cLicKeR
Clouds are the Creator's Fingerprints (Book) - 9/23/2002 9:30:03 AM
you have been visited by the MaD cLiCkeR. In order to improve your chances for the radio show at AD. Quantity matters!! hehehehe. You are welcome!
Clouds are the Creator's Fingerprints (Book) - 8/5/2002 4:51:21 PM
I was extremely honored to do the photography for this fine and talented lady!Awe~inspiring writing Claywoman!!
Clouds are the Creator's Fingerprints (Book) - 3/25/2002 7:48:10 PM
A gentle voice of wisdom. Incredible writing.
Clouds are the Creator's Fingerprints (Book) - 3/10/2002 11:39:12 PM
True recognition of nature's holiness.
Herman the Hermit Crab & Friends (Book) - 2/6/2002 9:46:41 PM
I thought this was incteresting and very cute to read.
Clouds are the Creator's Fingerprints (Book) - 1/22/2002 8:20:59 AM
A Wonderful work of art and very inspiring!
Clouds are the Creator's Fingerprints (Book) - 1/14/2002 4:21:26 PM
I browsed through the download preview and am duly humbled. Beautiful writing and imagry. Well done. Thank you.
Herman the Hermit Crab & Friends (Book) - 1/4/2002 11:08:54 AM
My kids already have a copy of thisbook and they love it I have heard my 11 year old son reading it to his brothers in the evening I would rcommend it for all kids
Herman the Hermit Crab & Friends (Book) - 1/4/2002 8:16:17 AM
Of course I know Herman and you know he is my favorite crab! Your work is fantastic!
The Village of Unhappiness... (Short Story) - 10/29/2004 3:37:55 AM
A Ghostly Tale...Part VIII.. (Short Story) - 11/22/2003 11:52:35 AM
...I have only read your children's stories, Claywoman, but now I have just read this and can not find any more of it!!!Where is the rest kept?? I know you know about true emotions, for it conjured up a lot of mine! You won't know why, but I don't feel the guilt I have been carrying. Thank you. Apart from that it was as if you were speaking the story out to me! I was enraptured! Why you are not a famous author, I do not know! If you can write one story like that I can just imagine the other's too!
Snoopy: Revisited... (Short Story) - 11/4/2003 5:38:24 PM
How beautifully you drew me into your world. Your words have magic in them.
Snoopy: Revisited... (Short Story) - 11/4/2003 12:33:09 PM
Great story, Clay! I feel like I've been there. Wonderful descriptions/imagery.
Snoopy: Revisited... (Short Story) - 11/3/2003 2:57:39 PM
Vivid! I've never seen a clam spit but now I feel I have. Wonderful images.
Snoopy: Revisited... (Short Story) - 11/2/2003 10:38:46 PM
OH! Now I have to go back and read the rest, Snoopy sounds so cool!
Snoopy: Revisited... (Short Story) - 11/2/2003 2:08:51 PM
Wonderful continuation of this story, Claywoman; enjoyed so much!~ Thanks for sharing! :D (((HUGS))) and much love, your Texas friend, Karen Lynn.
Snoopy: Revisited... (Short Story) - 11/2/2003 11:57:32 AM
I'd say you definitely went home with a treasure, Claywoman. And now I'm envying you. God, I would have loved living near the ocean as a child, with my faithful dog at my side. And, you are the one now making me hungry. I love clam chowder, and I can taste your mother's now! This story is getting better and better.
Snoopy: A Girl's Best Friend... (Short Story) - 10/31/2003 2:05:50 PM
Claywoman...I agree with Ed...you have to keep writing
more animal stories!
Snoopy: A Girl's Best Friend... (Short Story) - 10/31/2003 9:10:57 AM
What a sweet tale of owning a pet! Would love to read more about this adorable pooch and your childhood! Thanks for sharing, Claywoman; enjoyed this so much! (((HUGS))) and much love, your Texas friend, Karen Lynn. :D
Snoopy: A Girl's Best Friend... (Short Story) - 10/30/2003 9:35:00 AM
It is a great story, and brings back bittersweet memories of a Rat Terrior named 'Skippy'. I think I miss that dog more than most of my Playmates of the time. lgl
Snoopy: A Girl's Best Friend... (Short Story) - 10/30/2003 4:29:08 AM
Claywoman, first thank you for the lovely dedication! Second, this is a marvelous story, and Snoopy sounds like an absolutely adorable creature and wonderful friend for a 3-year old child.
I can't wait to read your next installment.
Snoopy: A Girl's Best Friend... (Short Story) - 10/30/2003 3:32:02 AM
I'll be looking forward to more tales on Snoopy and your childhood. Oh how those tents got children in trouble LOL. Great write.
A Ghostly Tale...Part VIII.. (Short Story) - 9/16/2003 1:40:48 PM
I've read every installment posted here at AD by Claywoman, and I must say that I was intriqued and interested in every one of them from beginning to end. A captivating tale. When do we get to read more?
A Ghostly Tale...Part VIII.. (Short Story) - 9/14/2003 1:44:51 AM
Well, Claywoman, I told you I'd be reading your writing. I picked this one at random, and now I'll have to find all of it. This story is haunting. Thank you.
A Ghostly Tale...Part VIII.. (Short Story) - 6/17/2003 8:06:19 PM
I just hope you have it all finished???
A Ghostly Tale...Part VII. (Short Story) - 6/17/2003 8:03:25 PM
The prayer was indeed wonderful... as is the rest of this chapter//
A Ghostly Tale...Part VI.. (Short Story) - 6/17/2003 7:58:37 PM
Yes! Someone mentioned Goodness... and it is truth.
A Ghostly Tale...Part V.. (Short Story) - 6/17/2003 7:55:34 PM
I like the way you've filled in the story.
A Ghostly Tale...Part IV... (Short Story) - 6/17/2003 7:03:34 PM
While the moving from time to time was at first confusing, it is fairly easy to know which time is being told. It sounds as though you are 'remembering' it yourself... I like it.
A Ghostly Tale...Part III.. (Short Story) - 6/17/2003 6:53:47 PM
I was so interested in the story that I never noticed anything amiss with the writing.... let an editor take care of that part... You are the creator...
A Ghostly Tale...Part II. (Short Story) - 6/17/2003 6:41:50 PM
This Tale wrings a Memory from my soul...
A Ghostly Tale... (Short Story) - 6/17/2003 6:59:08 AM
Claywoman, FINALLY I have come here to read this first chapter in this book. All I can say is You Are Blessed... and I am happy to know you, be able to read your words. This isn't just a story! It is a Telling.
A Ghostly Tale...Part VII. (Short Story) - 6/16/2003 6:03:08 PM
look forward to reading more of your work
A Ghostly Tale...Part VI.. (Short Story) - 6/16/2003 6:02:21 PM
i like your writing
Crossing Over: A Mexican Family on the Migrant Trail (Article) - 10/17/2009 4:13:04 AM
A letter to the Editors of The Char-Koosta Newspaper (Article) - 5/24/2008 2:50:23 PM
I thought your article was right on! I am also a first decendent born on the reservation but residing in Missouola Mt and so was not enrolled, this was in 1958, even before they finalized the blood quantium law. The whole enrollment issue is a fiasco. I liked what you said about the enrollment policy being created by the government to get rid of them, which I know for a fact is the absolute truth, and yet the Tribe clings to it pathetically! They don't need the white culture to beat them down anymore, they do a good job of it all by themselves now. The real enrollment of the Salish people was never based on a certain blood quontum but on who the mother was, they also married extensively into other tribes and adopted many nonIndians as full members who married into their tribes. They knew this new blood would always keep the tribe going, any other way only leads to extinction, duh. There are many young Indian people here who are obviously Indian but can't get enrolled anywhere, because they're just under a quarter of several different Indian Bloods. In reality, their birthrights have been stolen from them, this is not only wrong and immoral, it's downright criminal and utterly unacceptable! It's time a new referendum got going around with a specific enrollment policy to drop the blood quontum to 1/8th and add other Indian blood at the very least. Also they should enroll all of us who lived off the reservation but would've otherwise been enrolled, besides, Missoula is the traditional homeland of the Salish People, and was still legally theirs until 1965 when it was "paid' for by the government. The sad truth is that maybe the Tribe is assimilated. Any time a nation can callously disenfranchise its own children; for the sake of a few hundred dollars quickly spent at Walmart, it is historically proven that that nation is headed for extinction. Perhaps it's just time to admit it. Anyway, thanks for writing that great article and I hope alot of people read it and really start thinking about it. What they're doing is going to end the tribe, there is no question about it. If they can't understand this, then as far as I'm concerned 'enrolled' members or not, they are no longer Indian at all in my book. Indian is the color of your psychology more than anything else. And another item of note is that several of the white peoles's got along grandly with all the Native Americans: The French, The Scottish, and Irish for a few. So I don't know, it just seems to me that the old ways are gone, and no-one seems to be very interested in actually self-determining their own destiny, they've become too dependent on all government grant programs, in other words, are they just 'yes' men now? I don't understand it and frankly I'm starting to become very disillusioned with this tribe who has rejected me all my life, although I live and look very native and have always loved the Indian people and mother earth. I'm beginning to think that maybe they have been right all along, maybe I'm not one of them, and maybe I should be glad of it.
The Historiography of Three Similar Books on Water Rights (Article) - 5/20/2005 6:27:19 PM
Ditto to Liz's comment. The American Gov. makes me wanna puke. Hugs to you my Sister.
Peace, Janet xoxoxo
The Historiography of Three Similar Books on Water Rights (Article) - 5/19/2005 9:36:45 AM
well done article, claywoman; outstanding write!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :( >tears <
The Historiography of Three Similar Books on Water Rights (Article) - 5/18/2005 8:39:57 PM
People are still aghast at what has and is still happening to Native Americans, and therein gives you the soverignty. They were here first; this is their land.
This is a well researched article and the subject will always be timely to those living in the south or southwest. Indians have been screwed royally at every jucture by the US government. The US government has not honored one single treaty with them. What is refreshing is to see Native American lawyers continuing to seek redress for centuries of injustice by keeping some of this injustuce before the courts.
The Ditch, The Dam, and The People (Article) - 4/27/2005 9:12:42 PM
This well-researched story was an echo of the displacement of the Indian people of Mirpur as a result of the construction of the Bangla Dam. Whether it's hydropower, black gold, or even heroin, the global corporatists pitch their henchman against popular self-rule. Democracy is their nemesis.
Historically, the British corporatists took aim at Ireland and turned it into a giant reservation. Then the British conquered North America peicemeal repeating the reservation pattern, which was perpetuated by their descendants the Yanks.
When Baljit Singh, the first Indian to America, saw the disenfranchisment of Americans at the hands of the Yankees, he hastened back to India to warn of Cornwallis's aims.
Today, Middle Easterners and Central Asians are in the corporatist cowboys' sites.
America is entering the third year of the war in Iraq and the fourth year in Afghanistan.
Increasingly, many Americans believe that the war is over. They think that relatively few civilians and soldiers have died. They think that U.S. interests and Iraqi interests are best served by the continued occupation of Iraq.
This is not the reality. Veterans For Peace (www.veteransforpeace.org) now know that over 100,000 Iraqi citizens have died since the beginning of the war. Over 1,500 U.S. soldiers have died. Countless British soldiers and others have been wounded and maimed. And, although the pictures are not shown on corporate media, large numbers of Iraqi citizens and U.S. soldiers continue to die.
Let us tell the truth about the wars and continuing occupations in Afghanistan, Iraq, Sudan and covertly Iran, which are waged in the quiet names of oil and opium.
Sand Creek Massacre (Article) - 10/31/2004 11:40:34 AM
Well reported article. I am always pleased when I see the truth printed about the atrocities done to the American Indian given for all to see. I am proud to call you an American.
Ten Things I'd like to do before I die... (Article) - 5/9/2004 10:30:17 AM
Your essence is magnificent and this is a majestic write. I like the part especially where you did not ask for riches, travel, or fame but life. I marvel at that. They say, you have but to think a thing and it is so...
A letter to the Editors of The Char-Koosta Newspaper (Article) - 4/30/2004 12:27:20 PM
Eloquently written Jackie! Cathy :)
The Ditch, The Dam, and The People (Article) - 11/24/2003 11:13:51 AM
A really good job. lgl
The Ditch, The Dam, and The People (Article) - 10/25/2003 12:02:29 AM
Girl, you write the most interesting articles. Well done.
The Ditch, The Dam, and The People (Article) - 10/20/2003 9:43:14 AM
Enjoyed this informative article very much, Claywoman. You've obviously done your research quite thoroughly. Good luck with this!
The Ditch, The Dam, and The People (Article) - 10/20/2003 8:59:27 AM
Quite an interesting read. The details of it were explicit and informative. You've done a great job on outlining a time in our history when most would not have even paid one bit of attention to. Thanks Clay for sharing this. Lisa
The Ditch, The Dam, and The People (Article) - 10/20/2003 6:03:36 AM
I read this article with great interest. You have shared a lot of information that gives the reader the feeling of the events as each one took place, and left if opened for what the future might bring. Thank you for the sharing.
Crossing Over: A Mexican Family on the Migrant Trail (Article) - 10/17/2003 12:17:51 PM
I have read this review now over 10 times, and STILL find something else I missed - some tidbit of interesting info that escaped my attention during a prior read-through. Jam-packed with great info, this!!
Very well organized, Clay. Martinez is an amazing man. Thank you for sharing this with us. I have a whole new respect for our neighbors to the south.
PS...Always the editor! - - Paragraph 9: "...the reader feels their struggle to survive and but prosper..." Lose either the "and" or the "but".
Crossing Over: A Mexican Family on the Migrant Trail (Article) - 10/16/2003 12:41:43 PM
Thoroughly enjoyed your review, Claywoman. And I believe some of the issues discussed here will be with us for a long time to come.
Crossing Over: A Mexican Family on the Migrant Trail (Article) - 10/16/2003 9:03:01 AM
It was a good review, and highlights the hypocrisy of Our southern border policy. I live close to it, and see it every day.
Crossing Over: A Mexican Family on the Migrant Trail (Article) - 10/16/2003 12:07:14 AM
Thank you, Claywoman, for this very comprehensive review. It makes me want to read more. The last few paragraphs, I found to be very thought provoking; stating something well known: the reason such migration is 'allowed'. I believe the problem is that our economy is still based on slave labor, but we continue to point fingers in the wrong direction.
Crossing Over: A Mexican Family on the Migrant Trail (Article) - 10/15/2003 9:28:28 PM
Thought provoking ending to a very well informed review, that leaves the reader wanting to read the book to gain more understanding. Great review!
Maids, Butlers, and Malcolm X (Article) - 10/2/2003 5:35:26 PM
Western Colonial Empires (Article) - 10/2/2003 5:34:30 PM
Proposition 54: An Assault on Indian Nations (Article) - 10/2/2003 5:33:18 PM
Proposition 54: An Assault on Indian Nations (Article) - 9/30/2003 8:42:46 AM
Excellent presentation of your position, and the evils of Prop 54. lgl
Proposition 54: An Assault on Indian Nations (Article) - 9/29/2003 10:51:59 PM
Ten Things I'd like to do before I die... (Article) - 9/29/2003 9:35:50 PM
My advice: Start NOW! Especially with #2.
Great article, Clay. I'll bet everyone who reads it is mentally making their own list. I know *I* am. :)
Eve of Destruction (Poetry) - 3/18/2011 6:58:39 AM
As I read this poem I wonder, did anyone listen to your plea? I was lead to this poem in a dream. Thanks, Claywoman, Starman.
One Circle Ended, Another Begins... (Poetry) - 8/27/2007 9:01:28 AM
Another beautiful work my friend. I revelled in the imagery!
One Circle Ended, Another Begins... (Poetry) - 7/11/2007 1:33:30 AM
This poem is the essence of life. Nature at its best. Thoughts of our creation and its life. What a great start in life to be so near to nature and the right place to be as life ends.
One Circle Ended, Another Begins... (Poetry) - 4/20/2007 4:42:34 PM
This poem is deep, it's essence is life and living it here and beyond. What joy to know that one will always be with us. Thanks for sharing this magnificent write.
One Circle Ended, Another Begins... (Poetry) - 3/3/2006 5:13:14 PM
Very good poem, Claywoman! I am writing poetry lately so I enjoy what others write, and you say it very well!! Thanks Emma
Two Women Sitting in the Evening Light (Poetry) - 2/26/2006 8:11:08 AM
Your poem gives a most realistic picture of the horrors of war. I don't know how anyone could read it a continue to think that war is romantic and a natural part of human existance.
One Circle Ended, Another Begins... (Poetry) - 8/1/2005 6:55:08 AM
Oh how very beautiful, a lovely tribute, this is excellent and so very caring,
One Circle Ended, Another Begins... (Poetry) - 7/30/2005 10:10:22 AM
This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!
Fruit is born of the blossom,
The blossom springs forth from the tree,
The tree is birthed from the seed,
The seed is New Life within the fruit’s womb
Thus the Circle of Life is eternal ...
Love & Light,
One Circle Ended, Another Begins... (Poetry) - 7/26/2005 3:57:31 AM
"my words are but dust but my spirit is with you" ... sorry for you loss ...
One Circle Ended, Another Begins... (Poetry) - 7/25/2005 9:01:53 PM
A wonderful, reviving, peaceful awakening, Clay, for Arthur William Arnold, for his spirit, for his soul.
I believe we will all experience this type of 'conversion' from one plane to the next, each in our own way, when our flesh dies, freeing our souls.
Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen
One Circle Ended, Another Begins... (Poetry) - 7/25/2005 1:25:59 PM
I, too, express my deepest sympathies on your loss. One circle ended brought about a most moving, beautiful tribute in his honor--thank you.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :(
One Circle Ended, Another Begins... (Poetry) - 7/25/2005 12:55:12 PM
i am sorry for your loss, claywoman; so nice to see you here! beautiful tribute to a special friend; very well done! brava!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :( >tears <
you are in my prayers; please accept my deepest sympathies on your loss! god be with you during this time of mourning and sadness~
One Circle Ended, Another Begins... (Poetry) - 7/25/2005 12:49:52 PM
Most excelent tribute write Clay!!
SOrry to read about your loss!!
Little Girl Lost... (Poetry) - 6/25/2005 11:33:43 AM
I am so moved by this poem. It describes my life as if I am writing about myself. It is beautifully written. I have written many poems about my Journey I am on and many prayers to the Great White Spirit to help me along the way, but this, Claywoman, this poem, says all the feelings I have inside of me. I look forward to reading more of your work, for my Journey is far from over, and I know your poems will help me along the way. Thank you Claywoman for putting into words what I have not been able to.
How Many Dead Are Enough? (Poetry) - 6/12/2005 1:34:32 PM
It will be enough when we don't let it happen anymore :-(
How Many Dead Are Enough? (Poetry) - 4/7/2005 8:07:52 PM
Very inspiring poem
Thank you and God bless you
How Many Dead Are Enough? (Poetry) - 2/20/2005 8:44:48 AM
I wish I could ask Geo. W.(for Witless),Bush that question to his face!
How Many Dead Are Enough? (Poetry) - 1/3/2005 8:02:47 AM
Thank you, Madame.
It is hard to express what one feels at a time like this as under conditions like the ones that form our lives now it becomes difficult for thoughts to reach out and find their aim without going astray and die away in the darkness.
Our souls are starving but can we afford trust?
In times like these the heart is a haunted bird crossing the plane of a sky that is no longer free.
May there be water and sweetness to keep alive our childrens'souls so that the stream of vital blood may not dry out!
How Many Dead Are Enough? (Poetry) - 12/29/2004 9:50:05 PM
So true and great write !
How Many Dead Are Enough? (Poetry) - 12/29/2004 12:46:05 PM
Excellent my friend I am sooo sick of war!
How Many Dead Are Enough? (Poetry) - 11/23/2004 5:38:19 PM
I am glad you let this poem have life, something that is short in Iraq and many other nations. I'm so sick of it all. Thank you my friend.
How Many Dead Are Enough? (Poetry) - 11/19/2004 6:39:05 PM
Notice how the worse the battles become, the lower the gas prices go, and the lower the stock market becomes for people to buy?
blessin's on the children, and let us not forget how the US has forgotten Dafur and the dark angels who suffer their. If they had oil as black as their skin, the US would be fighting "for Operation Somali Freedom." God bless our troops because NONE of this is their fault.
keep the poems alive,
cynth'ya lewis reed
How Many Dead Are Enough? (Poetry) - 11/10/2004 2:50:19 PM
Tust My Word Of (God)-TRASK--It Will End Sooner Than You Can Think_
I Would Hope You Are Not Caught In His Satan Devil's Skating Rink_
Never Forget War's Make MONEYS For CORPORATE GREED,Your Tax Moneys Pay Them Billions For There Own $Greed Mongering Benefits$ They Drink_
In Vain Little Childrens Blood-Blink!!
How Many Dead Are Enough? (Poetry) - 11/10/2004 10:20:09 AM
a powerful, strong, courageous post. i'm glad you let this poem see the Light
(((HUGS))) and love, karla.
God have mercy on us ALL
How Many Dead Are Enough? (Poetry) - 11/10/2004 9:23:43 AM
TAKE CARE AND BE WELL
How Many Dead Are Enough? (Poetry) - 11/10/2004 8:00:13 AM
I would agree with Ed and add we must desire peace like our next breath of air. I am glad you did not allow the poem to go unwritten. This is a question that can be said of the unspoken wars.
How Many Dead Are Enough? (Poetry) - 11/10/2004 7:48:31 AM
As long as oil is involved, there are never enough dead...or just maybe in the end all, it is just greed...prayer is all we can do I guess...glad am I that this poem found its way to the surface and was posted...Peace is the ONLY way, Ed & Rufuz (w00f)
How Many Dead Are Enough? (Poetry) - 11/10/2004 6:23:19 AM
I agree with Diana, a brave write this is.
I am glad you didn't let this poem die.
Peace and sunshine
How Many Dead Are Enough? (Poetry) - 11/10/2004 6:11:38 AM
Well said, and I agree with you. I agree with Madonna too - that terrorism is everywhere and it is foolish to attack one country - I am more terrified by The American Way and its Great Leader more than I do the terrorists right now. By the way, what's the scoop on that Clovis spearpoint or whatever they call it? Are the French also NAs?
How Many Dead Are Enough? (Poetry) - 11/10/2004 5:46:51 AM
Indeed a brave write. And of course, you have asked the million dollar questions here.
How Many Dead Are Enough? (Poetry) - 11/10/2004 5:16:18 AM
Please read some history of how the US has kept the whole world from catching fire for the past 90 years. Those who don't know history believe that war is something that leaders in free countries like to start just to have a little action. Our nation must be a policeman, or your children and mine will pay a far bigger price as terrorists and dictators will take over. I've been a part of ending Hitler's plan for world conquest. Read history and see the other side.
How Many Dead Are Enough? (Poetry) - 11/10/2004 4:02:45 AM
I think some who are so warlike and supportive of this war really should go there and see what they are supporting. Brave and powerful write Claywoman
How Many Dead Are Enough? (Poetry) - 11/10/2004 1:58:47 AM
The answer is left up to our enemy.
How Many Dead Are Enough? (Poetry) - 11/10/2004 12:49:20 AM
If you want to see blood and guts, may I suggest that you go to Iraq and witness it first hand. I think you might find it is a far more noble thing our fighting men and women do than sit around and cry about their fallen brothers and sisters. War is never clean and nice, it is however often maligned by "People who think that Peace is obtainable otherwise".
Mike Mayakis (Poetry) - 10/31/2004 10:00:12 AM
A beautiful heartfelt-and soul-felt tribute my friend!
Mike Mayakis (Poetry) - 10/23/2004 10:43:57 AM
claywoman, this is unique and awe-inspiring. An elegant tribute and dedication, truly felt, very moving through each line. Thanks for sharing this with us.
Mike Mayakis (Poetry) - 9/28/2004 8:55:05 PM
this is a wonderful tribute to your friend
Mike Mayakis (Poetry) - 9/27/2004 7:09:14 AM
Peace be with you all
wonderful know he is smiling at this
Mike Mayakis (Poetry) - 9/26/2004 3:49:45 PM
Great kinda eulogy.
Mike Mayakis (Poetry) - 9/26/2004 11:59:39 AM
Beautifully written and felt! Such true words, if only the loved ones who are left behind, were to keep thinking this way, it would give them such solace!
This topic would make a wonderful article. When I get around to it, I intend writing something similar to this. But, your poem has related it wonderfully already!
Thank you for helping his family and friends.
Mike Mayakis (Poetry) - 9/26/2004 7:54:18 AM
Beautiful tribute Clay!!
Mike Mayakis (Poetry) - 9/26/2004 7:26:28 AM
Beautiful, loving tribute! I'm sure his family and friends agree
Mike Mayakis (Poetry) - 9/26/2004 4:51:34 AM
One circle is broken and another began.
Extremely heartfelt tribute to an obviously important figure in your life, and in many others' lives, Claywoman. Sounds like he will live on - in many hearts.
Mike Mayakis (Poetry) - 9/26/2004 4:45:54 AM
a beautiful heartfelt lament ...
That Magical. Mystical Train to Nowhere.... (Poetry) - 9/17/2004 7:54:06 PM
This reminds me of my younger days when with innocence, i thrilled to the circus parade. Now? There are no more circuses here for my children to see.
Good write. Thank you
That Magical. Mystical Train to Nowhere.... (Poetry) - 9/14/2004 8:06:32 AM
the emotions here!!
it is like a rollercoaster
soo many hi's and low's
reality is a muther
good read here!!!
That Magical. Mystical Train to Nowhere.... (Poetry) - 9/12/2004 12:42:38 AM
this is a great poem clay... love it!
That Magical. Mystical Train to Nowhere.... (Poetry) - 9/11/2004 7:42:49 AM
Circus! Take me away!
That Magical. Mystical Train to Nowhere.... (Poetry) - 9/10/2004 7:38:26 PM
My Aunt Annabelle was a circus aerialist...I've often wished that I could have been a part of her world if only for one summer. But like everything else, it's not hard to find the dark side of such an existance...and no doubt there IS a dark side. This is a wonderful poem! Michelle
That Magical. Mystical Train to Nowhere.... (Poetry) - 9/10/2004 12:50:19 PM
That Magical. Mystical Train to Nowhere.... (Poetry) - 9/10/2004 12:10:18 PM
Wonderful write Claywoman!!
That Magical. Mystical Train to Nowhere.... (Poetry) - 9/10/2004 9:51:20 AM
I believe Dumbo really flew.. Great nostalgic write..
See your on here whilst Ed is away..(good move..lol)
That Magical. Mystical Train to Nowhere.... (Poetry) - 9/10/2004 9:44:15 AM
WHERE have you been? i've missed you!
this is a haunting write--emotions and imagery effectively and powerfully conveyed--EXCELLENT!
(((HUGS))) and love, karla. :)
That Magical. Mystical Train to Nowhere.... (Poetry) - 9/10/2004 9:41:12 AM
Wonderful write, Claywoman; so glad to see you posting here again! You have been missed!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your Tx. friend, Karen Lynn. :D
I Am Forever Yours, My Love (Poetry) - 8/18/2004 2:06:22 AM
a fine gift
I Am Forever Yours, My Love (Poetry) - 8/16/2004 11:57:33 PM
Beautiful. It reminds me of the one you wrote for me and my husband, Mr. Poop Monkey. I am sure John and Gary loved it.
I Am Forever Yours, My Love (Poetry) - 8/16/2004 8:12:33 PM
Heartfelt emotions; nicely crafted, Claywoman.
I Am Forever Yours, My Love (Poetry) - 8/16/2004 10:19:13 AM
Lovely and full of the right sentiments! I have a brother who is gay and I spent much of my social life in the gay clubs. I soon got to love the atmosphere around these people. They are natural entertainers and, as they are in touch with their feminine side, are much nicer to know than the average 'man.'
I wish them all the best for a great happy relationship.
I Am Forever Yours, My Love (Poetry) - 8/16/2004 9:26:46 AM
A fine piece.
I Am Forever Yours, My Love (Poetry) - 8/16/2004 7:52:34 AM
Outstanding composition, Poet. I am sure they will treasure it always. Thank you for sharing it. Best wishes.
I Am Forever Yours, My Love (Poetry) - 8/16/2004 6:21:32 AM
Do you write divorce ones too.
I Am Forever Yours, My Love (Poetry) - 8/16/2004 5:50:01 AM
You write marvelous Wedding Songs, Claywoman.
And Best of Luck with your new poetry book!
I Am Forever Yours, My Love (Poetry) - 8/16/2004 2:47:06 AM
Excellent write Clay!!
Glad I read your note first...good luck to them!!
Good-Bye My Friend... (Poetry) - 8/2/2004 11:59:32 AM
Its hard to walk away from a friendship but sometimes you have too. I had to do that in this past year. First time I have ever walked away from a friend .....but sometimes you have to , as you say, for your own sanity.
Dances With.... (Poetry) - 7/15/2004 10:03:43 AM
Reminds me of my nose-to-nose (damn near) encounter with a polecat in Virginia. (Tell you about it in Forums.)
Good-Bye My Friend... (Poetry) - 7/14/2004 1:00:30 PM
Deep, sad expressions, yet splendid display of words. Thanks for sharing this with us.
Good-Bye My Friend... (Poetry) - 7/8/2004 1:26:44 PM
This certainly brought tears to my eyes, so painfully sad to see a friend slip away. May she find peace, and sending you love and good wishes.
thanks for sharing
Good-Bye My Friend... (Poetry) - 7/7/2004 4:35:21 PM
Oh my, this is so sad. Sometimes we have to let go for our own good. Sending love and sunshine your way my Dear Lady.
Love, Janet xoxoxo
Good-Bye My Friend... (Poetry) - 7/7/2004 1:46:48 PM
Very powerful and sad write Claywoman!!
Good-Bye My Friend... (Poetry) - 7/7/2004 12:04:00 PM
A powerfully emotive well-penned write, Poet!!!… So, very sad, yet sometimes it must be done!!!… May peace always be with you, and may it find its way back to your friend once more.
Good-Bye My Friend... (Poetry) - 7/7/2004 8:38:11 AM
Sad, very sad ... penned to perfection showing depth and feeling from within.
Good-Bye My Friend... (Poetry) - 6/23/2004 7:42:42 AM
This is very sad but I think it shows courage on your part. Love and peace to you, Claywoman. Regis
Good-Bye My Friend... (Poetry) - 6/20/2004 4:58:58 PM
I am so sorry for this extra hurting, that you are having and though I know you will take it in the way you have all the other pains, you may feel like me, that a living person dying on you, in this way, is far worse, than them dying whilst they still know and love you, giving you a proper chance to say goodbye. When she is finally gone, her spirit will remember the love you once had for each other. xxx
Good-Bye My Friend... (Poetry) - 6/17/2004 5:22:28 AM
mucho hugs clay
Good-Bye My Friend... (Poetry) - 6/4/2004 1:46:34 AM
Sometimes it's like chewing off one's foot to survive a bad friendship.
Nifty neat and oh-so-complete write you'd done.
peace 2 U,
cynth'ya lewis reed
Good-Bye My Friend... (Poetry) - 5/27/2004 12:22:45 PM
this is both lovely and sad...and I can relate to it only too well. I had two best friends in high school..we were as close as brothers.
We all went into the service...two of us went to Vietnam.
My one buddy lives in Michigan and we still keep in contact. The other, who followed me to Vietnam, came home scarred forever. He does not know us now and try as we may, we no longer know him.
Excellent write, lady poet!
How Proud I Am Of You... (Poetry) - 5/11/2004 8:49:52 PM
I am not as far along with my own two girls, but I can relate,
Thank you for sharing.
Good-Bye My Friend... (Poetry) - 5/10/2004 8:16:04 AM
sad but true!!
Good-Bye My Friend... (Poetry) - 5/10/2004 6:33:02 AM
You have penned thoughts many of us have had sometime in our lives when we lose a good friend.
Hope your heart lightens soon, Claywoman, and so nice to see you posting.
Good-Bye My Friend... (Poetry) - 5/9/2004 7:21:20 PM
painfully well-penned ...
Good-Bye My Friend... (Poetry) - 5/9/2004 3:13:47 PM
Oh, Claywoman, this was so heartshattering! I will be keeping you in my prayers! You need them, dear heart!
Happy Mother's Day to you, sweetie! I love you!!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :( >Tears <
Good-Bye My Friend... (Poetry) - 5/9/2004 2:00:13 PM
This was so sad, yet It feels like the right thing, I hope you are okay,
Good-Bye My Friend... (Poetry) - 5/9/2004 12:28:05 PM
Close friendships are very hard to break but this makes it only harder with the mental illness,,may she recover and you both find that orginal happiness
thanks for sharing this
Good-Bye My Friend... (Poetry) - 5/9/2004 12:26:20 PM
Sad, but yes, sometimes life does that to us and our relationships. I just broke off a friendship myself, and I know all too well what you mean.
Good-Bye My Friend... (Poetry) - 5/9/2004 12:25:47 PM
My heart is heavy for you, Claywoman, as I can feel your pain
and understand the weightiness of this decision. I had to make
a similar one, recently, and the scars will take a long time
God's blessing be with you!
Good-Bye My Friend... (Poetry) - 5/9/2004 12:04:07 PM
A truly painful piece dear lady...I feel your pain and empathize with you therein...I wish for you peace as I do for your friend, Virginia...as I know truly, no friendship no matter how harsh the ending, never ends altogether...Peace to you Both, Ed & rufuz
Good-Bye My Friend... (Poetry) - 5/9/2004 11:02:49 AM
As one who lived with a schizophrenic, I can honestly tell you how much pain I feel in this. It brought tears and old pain resurfaced. I'll never forget the painful ending of that relationship.
I'm so very sad - for both of you. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Good-Bye My Friend... (Poetry) - 5/9/2004 10:42:14 AM
I'm so sorry Claywoman, this is such a sad but well written poem.
Good-Bye My Friend... (Poetry) - 5/9/2004 10:30:42 AM
Awww how sad is this..Sad for both..
Good-Bye My Friend... (Poetry) - 5/9/2004 10:30:07 AM
Friendships are always hard to severe especially close ones and it hurts and scars. This is excellent Clay Woman Happy Mothers Day!
Have You Ever.... (Poetry) - 5/7/2004 8:42:51 PM
Enjoyed this much. Thank you.
Have You Ever.... (Poetry) - 4/25/2004 4:40:15 PM
Wonderful lines...This is splendid poetry, Claywoman!
"Have you ever wondered who you are and where you are going?
The sameness of the days make you scream within your head.
However, no one knows about those screams.
You are tired of the sameness, you want to run and never stop.
Have you ever wanted to follow that road?" <.. Yes, yes, and yes haha
Have You Ever.... (Poetry) - 4/21/2004 8:16:34 AM
Excellent write....I can relate this write...love n luck....BHUWAN
Tinka, I Hardly Knew You... (Poetry) - 4/21/2004 12:14:08 AM
((CLAY)) How did I miss this poem of yours? Anyway, it was a tearjerker. Thank you for sharing.
Have You Ever.... (Poetry) - 4/21/2004 12:11:47 AM
Yes! I HAVE wondered! Sometimes, I just enjoy getting in my car and driving somewhere I've never been before.
Super poem, Clay!
Have You Ever.... (Poetry) - 4/20/2004 7:37:33 AM
How are you? Great to see you post in a poem again, must say I've missed your deep thinking and insightfulness.
Ah the train, yes, Sometimes I wish I could just get on the right track, let alone the train :)
Great write, much enjoyed.
Have You Ever.... (Poetry) - 4/19/2004 8:33:31 PM
Well written...and yes, I do wonder about those roads...hope all is well with you, take care. ~Z~
Have You Ever.... (Poetry) - 4/19/2004 8:25:50 AM
Wonderfully written poem, Claywoman! Always nice to see you here; hope you are well!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Have You Ever.... (Poetry) - 4/19/2004 7:26:17 AM
Thanks for this lovely and innovative poem.
Yes...I wondered often where roads go...and many a time...
I took them just to see.
Have You Ever.... (Poetry) - 4/19/2004 5:44:47 AM
Hi claywoman..Nicely put here...Yes I have
wondered on all counts...I guess we take
the path we choose and pray it is the right
one...there are many meanings hidden in this
wonderful poetry...it was a joy to read...
Have You Ever.... (Poetry) - 4/19/2004 5:09:42 AM
Claywoman, it is so nice to see you finally posting. Hope all is well, and this is one heck of a poem!! 'A train to nowhere' is a captivating concept. Well done!
Have You Ever.... (Poetry) - 4/18/2004 8:35:51 PM
magical roads should not be followed but created ...
and interesting introspective journey ... nicely arranged ...
Have You Ever.... (Poetry) - 4/18/2004 7:19:20 PM
I liked this, I have wondered, this was excellent!
Have You Ever.... (Poetry) - 4/18/2004 7:05:29 PM
How Proud I Am Of You... (Poetry) - 3/27/2004 2:53:45 PM
A great dedication - a beautiful write. I very much enjoyed this well-penned prose!
How Proud I Am Of You... (Poetry) - 3/1/2004 10:36:22 PM
What pride and great joy you must hold to write such a beautiful poem. These are not just the words of a mother but of one who holds much love and spirit with in.
How Proud I Am Of You... (Poetry) - 2/23/2004 7:51:18 AM
amazing insight into the heart of mother for her child...moving and readable...i love the optimism.
How Proud I Am Of You... (Poetry) - 2/17/2004 8:22:26 AM
Whispering Winds... (Poetry) - 2/6/2004 12:32:17 PM
"I've heard their noise." Powerful words there, from the voices whispering through the branches. Good job with this well conceived poem.
Ode To Mornings (Poetry) - 2/4/2004 7:24:46 AM
About that hot, stifling day, it's not happening here. It's about 2 below zero out there, and another snowstorm on the way.
How Proud I Am Of You... (Poetry) - 1/30/2004 5:55:56 AM
beautiful tribute to your daughter...as a mum there is nothing better than being able to say to your kids how proud you are of them and how you love them...as a daughter it's even more special to know that you're so love...enjoyed this, best wishes Andrea
How Proud I Am Of You... (Poetry) - 1/12/2004 9:09:54 AM
Oh, Claywoman...this is a tearfully beautiful write!
I am sure (from reading between the lines) that this
daughter is as proud of you, as you are of her.
Tinka, I Hardly Knew You... (Poetry) - 1/4/2004 1:40:04 PM
I suspect you would like my sonnet on death here on Authors' Den, A Portal To Glory. It is always hard to love someone you love. I have a friend who is now mourning the loss of his Manx cat. Parting is always difficult, but I do not believe it is forever, and I don't think you do either.
Remembrance of the Stag (Poetry) - 1/4/2004 1:37:23 PM
This is a sad story, in some ways, but a very positive one in others. Reminds me a bit of Bambi. :)
Why Do I love It Here? (Poetry) - 1/3/2004 4:22:00 AM
Just beautiful. It makes me sigh for the sight of a place I have never visited.
Tom and Vicki's Song (Poetry) - 1/1/2004 2:40:25 AM
A wonderful prayer, may it remain forever fresh in their hearts. Jackie <> <
How Proud I Am Of You... (Poetry) - 12/31/2003 11:39:02 PM
I feel the same when I look into my Daughters eyes. My pride in her is enormous. We are lucky if we have someone in our life to love us so.
A really lovely poem.
How Proud I Am Of You... (Poetry) - 12/29/2003 6:38:11 AM
This is wonderfull...The joy felt through our childrens triuphs is priceless..Your wisdom initself is priceless as so many want their childrens lives to be theirs...You are super woman..Mother from the earth the father watching down....May the spirits watch over you and yours and the sun and moon smile down upon you all....michael
Why Do I love It Here? (Poetry) - 12/22/2003 2:24:39 PM
I visited Montana five years ago, in late summer,
when I stood atop mountains with ripening wheat fields.
Until I saw this, I had no idea such bountiful crops
could be grown so high up. The whole state was a visual
treat for me and my camera. I long to go back.
You describe it well, here, Claywoman.
How Proud I Am Of You... (Poetry) - 12/21/2003 6:11:41 PM
Its a loop....she had to get her strength from somewhere, perhaps you?
How Proud I Am Of You... (Poetry) - 12/20/2003 3:40:54 AM
This is SO WONDERFUL! How I wish my mother could have loved me just a tenth of how you love your daughter! She is so lucky to have you, and I hope she shows it!
Much love and hugs Donni-Jay xoxoxox
How Proud I Am Of You... (Poetry) - 12/19/2003 9:15:59 PM
This is an extraordinary write...
It truly touched my heart.
How Proud I Am Of You... (Poetry) - 12/14/2003 11:59:49 AM
Magnificent write ! This was deeply felt.
How Proud I Am Of You... (Poetry) - 12/13/2003 5:35:48 AM
How beautiful is this!!!
How Proud I Am Of You... (Poetry) - 12/11/2003 11:07:03 PM
"So dance my child, dance.
For the world owes you joy and peace.
Look out on your valley and see the world
As it should be, not as it is.
And know I will love you forever, and forever…"
These lines are beautifully meaningful. A lovely tribute from a mother's loving soul. Thank you for this offering. Regis
How Proud I Am Of You... (Poetry) - 12/10/2003 6:28:10 AM
This touches deeply. THANK you for sharing this!
How Proud I Am Of You... (Poetry) - 12/9/2003 8:00:18 AM
what can i say that hasn't already been said
this is very beautiful, and I know she is proud of
you also......wonderful tribute
How Proud I Am Of You... (Poetry) - 12/9/2003 6:13:19 AM
This was so lovely, a beautiful tribute to your daughter!
How Proud I Am Of You... (Poetry) - 12/8/2003 3:47:51 AM
Great tribute and show of mother love!!
How Proud I Am Of You... (Poetry) - 12/8/2003 2:53:13 AM
You brought tears to my eyes. What a great tribute to a daughter, and how lucky she is to have you for her Mom.
How Proud I Am Of You... (Poetry) - 12/8/2003 2:22:57 AM
What a wonderful tribute to
the love of your life
I am sure she will treasure this
How Proud I Am Of You... (Poetry) - 12/7/2003 8:40:51 PM
nothing more touching and important than a mother's pride ...
How Proud I Am Of You... (Poetry) - 12/7/2003 4:40:32 PM
I suspect she is also proud of you!
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How Proud I Am Of You... (Poetry) - 12/7/2003 4:12:31 PM
A beautiful, tender loving write of tribute from Mother to Daughter! It seems by this write YOU BOTH ARE TRULY BLESSED!
How Proud I Am Of You... (Poetry) - 12/7/2003 3:33:49 PM
Beautiful tribute, CW. You have reason to be proud.
How Proud I Am Of You... (Poetry) - 12/7/2003 2:11:22 PM
This beautiful tribute to your daughter put a lump in my throat and a tear in my eye; what a loving gesture! truly enjoyed; she should be proud to have such a loving and gentle person as you for her mom! you are so blessed, and so is she! (((HUGS))) and much love, your tx. friend, karen lynn. :D love you, claywoman!
How Proud I Am Of You... (Poetry) - 12/7/2003 1:50:02 PM
Such a beautiful tribute
to your daughter...
A mothers love, is the most powerful emotion one
Your write say it all....
How Proud I Am Of You... (Poetry) - 12/7/2003 12:57:21 PM
Needed expression and you expressed it well.
How Proud I Am Of You... (Poetry) - 12/7/2003 12:10:18 PM
So glad to hear that you now cry tears of Happiness for your daughter, Claywoman. Loving dedication to her from an obviously loving mother's heart.
How Proud I Am Of You... (Poetry) - 12/7/2003 11:55:56 AM
This is a beautiful loving write. It is so hard to step back when our children have to work through their demons. So happy to hear that your daughter has done so well. I am sure she is going to love seeing this poem.
Why Do I love It Here? (Poetry) - 11/30/2003 10:46:14 PM
Oh, Clay,...chills and thrills....Youwere definitely inspired in Montana, girl! This piece is exquisite! I loved the last lines:
"Why do I love it here? Because this is my home, my heritage, the lands of my ancestors.
Because I can see today, tomorrow and all the yesterdays.
Because this country is who I am and what I will become."
Do You Hear What I Hear... (Poetry) - 11/30/2003 10:43:38 PM
AWESOME, Clay! Your desire to bring joy to the less fortunate resonates through this heart-wrenching piece. Perfection!
Tom and Vicki's Song (Poetry) - 11/30/2003 10:40:03 PM
Hey Lady...isn't this the one you sent to Blue Mountain and won a contract? I still love this...so sweet...what a beautiful gesture for your son's wedding. :)
Tom and Vicki's Song (Poetry) - 11/30/2003 9:55:13 AM
FANERIFIC prayer, good form..
Tom and Vicki's Song (Poetry) - 11/29/2003 12:00:29 PM
An awesomely beautiful prayer. Thank you for sharing it. Love and peace, Regis.
Tom and Vicki's Song (Poetry) - 11/28/2003 3:35:56 AM
<pass the tissues please>
Oh CLAY! Its just beautiful!
Tom and Vicki's Song (Poetry) - 11/26/2003 3:16:02 PM
I bet they cried when you either gave them this or sung it to them Claywoman!! It's so lovely. And so true to life. Love the bit about not going around the boulders but climbing them. Yes it has to be done! It is the only way to gain strength!!
Tom and Vicki's Song (Poetry) - 11/25/2003 11:38:21 PM
So much love flows from these words and mingles with life's truths. Thank you for this one, Clay. It is beautiful.
Tom and Vicki's Song (Poetry) - 11/25/2003 7:59:13 AM
Thanks for sharing with us....
Tom and Vicki's Song (Poetry) - 11/24/2003 10:45:45 AM
Nice thought. lgl
Tom and Vicki's Song (Poetry) - 11/24/2003 3:34:17 AM
A worthy prayer. Well done
Tom and Vicki's Song (Poetry) - 11/23/2003 4:49:02 PM
This was so lovely, and the wedding pictures were beautiful!
Tom and Vicki's Song (Poetry) - 11/23/2003 4:10:56 PM
"child is the father to man" and we must do our utmost to inspire them...
Tom and Vicki's Song (Poetry) - 11/23/2003 2:26:11 PM
A most wonderful prayer, Claywoman, you love your children -- it shows. Thanks for sharing this.
Tom and Vicki's Song (Poetry) - 11/23/2003 1:52:44 PM
may tom and vicki be blessed in their lives together! what a beautiful prayer; thanks for sharing, claywoman! enjoyed much~ (((HUGS))) and much love, your texas friend, karen lynn. :D happy thanksgiving to you and your loved ones; may it be full of love, hope, and blessings from above!
We Came Together for the First Time Ever....(Revised) (Poetry) - 11/23/2003 1:50:46 PM
My brother and I experienced this very collection of
emotions you so eloquently describe here, two years ago,
when we "found" each other for the first time since we
A wonderful feeling indeed!
Tom and Vicki's Song (Poetry) - 11/23/2003 1:07:32 PM
This is so beautiful
May they live forever in peace and love
Tom and Vicki's Song (Poetry) - 11/23/2003 12:23:14 PM
I echo Kate's comment. A truly inspiring poem.
We Came Together for the First Time Ever....(Revised) (Poetry) - 11/23/2003 11:06:52 AM
You spoke for millions when you wrote this. This is what so many can identify with. This is why you have such a gift. You truly make your poetry universal. Touched me deeply and I am not adopted. Bless your heart and soul.
Thank YOU...(sigh)-so beautiful..
Tom and Vicki's Song (Poetry) - 11/23/2003 10:58:41 AM
This is verse that will truly be cherished forever. Will be lovely reinforcement for years to come as well for future generations. What a legacy! Amazing heart and soul. I love reading your work. Your senses are to nature as Eileen's are with the cosmos. That is a hard thing to live up to. Ma'am, may I borrow this pen some time ;)
Tom and Vicki's Song (Poetry) - 11/23/2003 10:47:53 AM
This is one of the best wedding poems I have seen. It touches the heart and soul while connecting to nature. Just beautiful!
Tom and Vicki's Song (Poetry) - 11/23/2003 10:27:04 AM
Beautiful poetry and tribute.
Tom and Vicki's Song (Poetry) - 11/23/2003 9:41:56 AM
What a wonderful prayer this is! Thank you so much!
Sandie Angel a.k.a. May Lu :o)
Tom and Vicki's Song (Poetry) - 11/23/2003 9:20:03 AM
Claywoman, a truly lovely and heart-felt prayer for the new bride and groom, as only a devoted and loving mother and wonderful poet could write. Thanks for sharing it with us!
Tom and Vicki's Song (Poetry) - 11/23/2003 9:07:24 AM
WONDERFUL introduction to your work, Claywoman!
Tom and Vicki's Song (Poetry) - 11/23/2003 9:02:37 AM
Hi Claywoman....this is simply beautiful...thank you for sharing it with us...floria
We Came Together for the First Time Ever....(Revised) (Poetry) - 11/22/2003 6:56:24 PM
I have tears; this truly touched my heart. I can only imagine how wonderful this experience was for you and your brother!
Thank you for sharing this.
Buffalo (Poetry) - 11/22/2003 12:11:38 PM
After reading your poetry, I feel as if I should stick with my 'day time job'. It's not a case of comparison, it's just knowing that anything I could say, you would say better!
You are an Author's Author. A Poet's poet. The calibre is just too high for my puny reviews to mean anything!
I think you must be one of the very 'elite' humans. The rest of us are mere mortals!
The Gnarled Tree (Poetry) - 11/22/2003 12:03:19 PM
Well! This makes so many other poems look as if they have been written by children!! Now I know why I call my poetry 'scribblings', that's all they are, but this is indeed so deep and your mind being able to conjure up all this knowlege, and so flowing too!
I feel as if some time in your company and just listening to you talk, would make me a far wiser person, and certainly more enriched!
I bet nobody has EVER called you boring!!
You have lived many times Claywoman. It is very obvious to me!
I love your spirit, that spirit which has evolved in you!
I almost feel like writing a poem about you, but I could not do you justice. (If you wrote a poem about you, it would be amazing!)
We Came Together for the First Time Ever....(Revised) (Poetry) - 11/22/2003 3:03:15 AM
I know that feeling all too well Clay, I can close my eyes and still feel the moment I met my mother
Beautiful write Clay
Two Women Sitting in the Evening Light (Poetry) - 11/18/2003 5:03:57 AM
The reality of war. I applaud you!
Two Women Sitting in the Evening Light (Poetry) - 11/18/2003 3:44:06 AM
Heartbreaking, poignant write. You left me in agony. The women and their life -- forever a vivid experience.
We Came Together for the First Time Ever....(Revised) (Poetry) - 11/16/2003 6:29:31 AM
Beautiful and touching! So glad you found one another! As one who has half-sisters whom I am still getting to know [keep in mind that I,too, have grandkids...can't say how old, as I might hafta killya:)], I definitely relate. Great job, Miz 'Woman. Now go bake some cookies....naaaaa. We're not into hairy ol' traditions. Too busy writin' and smellin' the roses. Right? Phyllis, aka Fifi-in-LOO-uv-Granny : < ****)
We Came Together for the First Time Ever....(Revised) (Poetry) - 11/14/2003 4:58:50 PM
This was so lovely, a beautiful reunion, I loved this poem!
We Came Together for the First Time Ever....(Revised) (Poetry) - 11/14/2003 7:47:04 AM
Enjoyed this write of urs much.....BHUWAN
We Came Together for the First Time Ever....(Revised) (Poetry) - 11/12/2003 3:31:44 PM
You effectively convey the emotions of a monumentous moment of life. Thank you.
We Came Together for the First Time Ever....(Revised) (Poetry) - 11/12/2003 8:49:38 AM
You portrayed the reunion with your brother in a very beautiful poem!
Best wishes to both of you...~Z~
We Came Together for the First Time Ever....(Revised) (Poetry) - 11/11/2003 8:39:18 AM
so glad you could be reunited with your brother; that really must have been SOMETHING! a fine write, claywoman; thanks for sharing! (((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in texas, karen lynn. :D
We Came Together for the First Time Ever....(Revised) (Poetry) - 11/11/2003 8:31:05 AM
A moment captured from time. Well done. lgl
We Came Together for the First Time Ever....(Revised) (Poetry) - 11/11/2003 2:52:15 AM
What a moment it must have been. I am very glad for you. I enjoyed this poem. Thanks for sharing it.
We Came Together for the First Time Ever....(Revised) (Poetry) - 11/10/2003 7:56:04 PM
Oh this is so touching, brought tears to my eyes
We Came Together for the First Time Ever....(Revised) (Poetry) - 11/10/2003 7:55:15 PM
Hi, I enjoyed this poem!
We Came Together for the First Time Ever....(Revised) (Poetry) - 11/10/2003 7:12:49 PM
Wonderful sentiments, Claywoman. So happy you found each other.
We Came Together for the First Time Ever....(Revised) (Poetry) - 11/10/2003 6:55:29 PM
A fantastic emotion, Claywoman. Well captured in this beauty of a poem.
We Came Together for the First Time Ever....(Revised) (Poetry) - 11/10/2003 6:20:21 PM
This is heart touching and full of such love! My brother is adopted. I was so happy when he finally meet his bio family. It meant so much to him. Great write!
We Came Together for the First Time Ever....(Revised) (Poetry) - 11/10/2003 6:06:26 PM
must have been an overwhelming experience...
We Came Together for the First Time Ever....(Revised) (Poetry) - 11/10/2003 5:58:30 PM
What a moment of wonders! I'm so happy for you. A well-written piece!
Sandie Angel a.k.a. May Lu :o)
Remembrance of the Stag (Poetry) - 11/5/2003 2:40:20 AM
I care deeply about animals, and wonder what goes on in their heads. Your poem expresses it so well, so poignantly, and with much love. Thanks for sharing,
The Gnarled Tree (Poetry) - 11/3/2003 1:07:14 PM
Oh, this is beautiful! You have touched my soul with this poem.
KwaTaqNuk (Poetry) - 11/3/2003 10:01:24 AM
Just as with the rivers of life. Well done amigo!
At the Foot of the Mission Mountains (Poetry) - 11/3/2003 9:56:12 AM
All I would have to do is substitute "The Rocky Mountains". Beautiful!
The Gnarled Tree (Poetry) - 11/3/2003 9:53:05 AM
Outstanding. What a wonderful personal epitaph it would make!
Ode To Mornings (Poetry) - 11/3/2003 9:45:45 AM
I can relate to this. You have captured it with wonderful simplicity my friend!
Remembrance of the Stag (Poetry) - 10/31/2003 5:02:36 AM
You touch my heart...as always...I have so much of your work to catch up on! Cathy :)
The Gnarled Tree (Poetry) - 10/27/2003 4:55:19 PM
What a wonderful story, embedded with the richness and
aura of Native American vibes.
This is a special work of art, Claywoman.
Little Girl Lost... (Poetry) - 10/25/2003 5:44:18 PM
This touched me more than I will ever tell. I have sat here for the last 20 minutes looking at it and really studying this piece of poetry... trying to figure out WHAT to say. Makes me want to shoot the ignorant that abuse children and make them feel this way. This line just gave my heart an ache, "How can she expect love when she’s unlovable" ---YOUR WORDS are SO MUCH MORE THAN MOVING. Do you know how hard it is to review your work and say something that will actually accent the poetry itself? This is why you have one of my favorite dens. I can go fishing in here and I never am prepared to know what I am about to fall across. I just love it that way. What a woman! When I grow up, I would like to write just like you :)
Thank YOU for this fine piece of poetry!
Teresa Emilie Dybevik
A Cold Summer's Day (Poetry) - 10/25/2003 5:36:28 PM
These two lines---ripped my heart out:
"I know someone who I love and can’t touch"
"Do you care that I am suffering because she is hurting?"
This is one of the saddest poems I have ever read. The simplicity in the words with the way you have crafted them just SO....absolutely knocked me off my chair! I had to read it again, and again. It is SO well worth rereading over again. Not because I didn't get it the first time. It is just that in order to get the full effect, you really have to -- after the initial hurt and shock sets in... Beautifully PAINFUL work. I am sure you get your signs from her in your own way--this is beautiful! Library it goes.
We Came Together For The First Time Ever... (Poetry) - 10/25/2003 9:30:23 AM
Hello, Claywoman, Dear:
Thanks so much for your comments on all of my work, and today on "An Eternal Battle" and "Lady Elizabeth". As for "We Came Together for the First Time Ever," I am so pleased to hear you finally met your brother, and I think you've written a memorable expression of your feelings here. I liked it very much.
Oh, by the way, a new manuscript of my poetry is being compiled into E-book form now. It should be available at www.apogeepublishing.com by early November. It's called I Am Destiny's Child and Other Poems.
Remembrance of the Stag (Poetry) - 10/24/2003 11:58:03 AM
you have so many feelings and memories. i just remember the space ship was in trouble so we had to land. you write very well by the way.
Remembrance of the Stag (Poetry) - 10/10/2003 7:40:07 PM
You speak simply, quite suitable to the theme. One suggestion (Not that I anticipate you taking much creed in it) is that you switch the memory tense to present, thereby giving the subjectation of life flashing before the eyes, and detailing the somewhat single minded linearity which animals are considered to have. Of course, that would run contrary to the title, but perhaps it is something to consider for a future poem.
You may also want to use "The forest changed..." as a opt in for a new stanza, since it is a definite change of both theme and time. Likewise with "The air turned"
Other than that, I think the poem is excellent, It has a fine standard of vocalization, you give crisp representation of the animals impressions and emotions, and overall keep the work consistent.