Recent Reviews for Ken K. Chartrand
A Martian's Dream of Christmas (Book) - 10/14/2006 12:45:39 PM|
This excerpt is sweet, original, and quirky. Makes me want to discover what the rest of the novella is about. It's interesting enough to make want to know what happens to the characters and the eventual outcome of the intriguing story.
The hardest thing about being a writer is ... (Article) - 11/12/2011 6:06:51 PM
I can really relate to this. I'm writing articles, too, while waiting for books to sell. I love Paperback Writer by the Beatles! I used it to try out for Varsity Flag in HS, and I sing it a lot for karaoke. I can relate to that song, too!
The hardest thing about being a writer is ... (Article) - 6/4/2008 6:52:57 PM
Read this and felt for you. Keep writing and don't give up. I can relate to your writes very well.
The hardest thing about being a writer is ... (Article) - 9/27/2007 12:08:51 AM
I know the feeling. But I also know that sometimes when we pray, God's answer is, "Wait"! Good luck, Jean
The hardest thing about being a writer is ... (Article) - 5/21/2007 12:21:49 PM
Good luck. And rejection is part of a writer's life - so just continue churning the stuff out!
Why I wrote A Martian's Dream of Christmas (Article) - 1/26/2007 6:43:20 PM
That's it for all of us, I think. We all write what we love or what interests us and hope to entertain those reading it. I agree with the other commenter. it was good and left us wanting more.
Why I wrote A Martian's Dream of Christmas (Article) - 10/21/2006 11:48:35 AM
enjoyed the read
Why I wrote A Martian's Dream of Christmas (Article) - 10/18/2006 9:53:22 AM
All good reasons to write.
Enjoyed reading your article.
I agree with Frances...more...more.
Why I wrote A Martian's Dream of Christmas (Article) - 10/18/2006 12:59:29 AM
My main criticism is that I want more! I think it's too short. If you are going to write an article, and yours is informative and interesting, try to write at least 300 words! This reads like an opening paragraph of an article, so it would be great if you could develop your theme - prolong it and give the reader more please!
my fav haikus. (Poetry) - 11/12/2011 6:01:50 PM
Love these, especially the last one. I can sooo picture this!
Out of the misty blue haze of dawn. (Poetry) - 11/11/2010 11:05:32 AM
"Out of the misty blue haze" is a thank you to my 'muse'where ideas come from
In the Mood for Meditation (Poetry) - 5/26/2009 7:37:08 PM
I like the positive sentiment in this.
my fav haikus. (Poetry) - 4/9/2009 7:07:54 PM
Lovely Haiku Ken, I am partial to Haiku and I also have a book of Haiku published with Publish America . Keep on keepin on! Be well, Kathy
my fav haikus. (Poetry) - 4/2/2009 8:14:37 AM
Truly enjoyed reading your haiku. Expressive beautiful writing.
my fav haikus. (Poetry) - 3/9/2009 6:28:54 AM
I love these, especially the first one. Beautiful pictures!
In the Mood for Meditation (Poetry) - 3/9/2009 6:27:32 AM
I remember those days like they were yesterday. Definitely a different time, but I think there were good things that came from it even now--like your poem!
Thanks for sharing, Ken.
In the Mood for Meditation (Poetry) - 2/7/2009 6:38:07 AM
I like how you focus on how we all are connected-nice Sheri
my fav haikus. (Poetry) - 1/21/2009 4:38:19 AM
Vivid and evocative! Enticing as a thumbnail sketch. From a Haiku lover! Marge
Out of the misty blue haze of dawn. (Poetry) - 1/20/2009 9:04:48 AM
Wow! This makes you think. This is beautifully poemed. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
my fav haikus. (Poetry) - 1/17/2009 4:40:31 AM
Very nice!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Out of the misty blue haze of dawn. (Poetry) - 1/17/2009 4:37:47 AM
VERY NICE POEM!!!!!!!!! I LIKE IT!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
In the Mood for Meditation (Poetry) - 1/17/2009 4:32:57 AM
BEAUTIFUL,VERY BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!! I LOVE YOUR WORDS!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Out of the misty blue haze of dawn. (Poetry) - 1/15/2009 1:50:45 PM
How exotic! Surreal and lovely like an elusive dragonfly through a winterscape!
Out of the misty blue haze of dawn. (Poetry) - 12/22/2008 6:30:28 AM
Ken a very surreal poetic twist. Quite mystical. The gift was worth its weight in gold it seems, having triggered a lot of good. Soar with that pen in your hand. I enjoyed very much this piece.
In the Mood for Meditation (Poetry) - 12/16/2008 6:47:14 PM
There's a strong uplifting feel to this write. Great work!
Out of the misty blue haze of dawn. (Poetry) - 10/24/2008 4:40:12 AM
Our muses dance before us in a mist that reveals just enough - obscures just enough...It is inspiring and frightening. Yes, we want to respond/react and partake quickly lest another might somehow take and mold this inspiration to their own whims and fancies. When we seize the gift, color it, shape it and - most importantly - give it away/share it with others - it is deeply gratifying, indeed!
my fav haikus. (Poetry) - 10/23/2008 3:08:26 AM
Beautiful imagery - endearing, inspirational and thought provoking!
Out of the misty blue haze of dawn. (Poetry) - 8/30/2008 4:43:24 PM
I think you've captured some natural fears that writers have, especially in the beginning. Great expression! Live well:)
my fav haikus. (Poetry) - 8/11/2008 4:33:09 PM
Wonderful poetry - the imagery is amazing -
Out of the misty blue haze of dawn. (Poetry) - 8/8/2008 2:20:39 AM
Enjoyed reading this poem. Thank you for inviting me here and visiting my work.
my fav haikus. (Poetry) - 8/3/2008 12:52:33 AM
These are truly beautiful. WOnderful imagery.
In the Mood for Meditation (Poetry) - 8/2/2008 8:19:11 AM
Out of the misty blue haze of dawn. (Poetry) - 7/27/2008 1:41:21 PM
Very nice poem, Dawn is one of my favorite times of the day.
Nice imagery, Ken.
Peace, love, and light,
Out of the misty blue haze of dawn. (Poetry) - 7/13/2008 3:53:42 PM
Beautiful imagery. Thank you for inviting me to your site.
Out of the misty blue haze of dawn. (Poetry) - 6/10/2008 6:55:03 AM
Thanks for sharing your work. I have felt this way many times and enjoy seeing those feelings expressed in such beautiful words.
my fav haikus. (Poetry) - 6/7/2008 9:12:18 PM
Very good. Enjoyed.
In the Mood for Meditation (Poetry) - 6/7/2008 9:08:03 PM
Nice! Enjoyed the read.
Out of the misty blue haze of dawn. (Poetry) - 6/7/2008 9:05:43 PM
Well written. Enjoyed the read.
In the Mood for Meditation (Poetry) - 5/21/2008 11:12:10 AM
I recall a few of the hippy days myself...I was a teen in the disco days, but recall the hippy days when I was growing up and there were a few of them still around during my teens, as is today! I think once a true hippy always a hippy. Matter of fact I saw a few at a state park a few years ago...looked like they stepped right out of the sixties! Great write, I like to think back to high school fun, and the days of being a teen, but wouldn't want to go back...I like the calm more settled life that comes with age, not eager to grow old for that will come soon enough as time seems to pass more swiftly than ever before! Enjoyed the write and browsing your den, will drop back by to visit again! Thanks for visiting my den my friend!
Blessings from Ky.
In the Mood for Meditation (Poetry) - 5/12/2008 5:49:30 PM
I was told at grad in 1962 by the speaker your school days are the most memorable. I can still here him say those are the best days of your life, but you don't realize it. Now as I get into my grad class e-mails I find that true, but many of us have come far and traveled wide too Love is in the air and catching.
my fav haikus. (Poetry) - 5/12/2008 5:47:00 PM
Hope, caressing, working all go together well and liked the 3 verses. Your imagination was working well with these. Hope to read more soon. You are rich in thoughts and can pass them on.
Out of the misty blue haze of dawn. (Poetry) - 5/12/2008 5:44:14 PM
Mystery man, leaving no ending. To know what it was is mind boggling. But I like your style and this poem about the dawn is showing you are a nature loving person too.
In the Mood for Meditation (Poetry) - 4/24/2008 1:46:38 PM
I recall those days. I imagine some interesting writing could come out of that era. I once saw a picture of Hillary and hubby in their "hippy" days. They really looked the part, too.
Out of the misty blue haze of dawn. (Poetry) - 2/1/2008 9:19:38 AM
Your use of words is careful, deliberate and very thought provoking. thanks for sharing
my fav haikus. (Poetry) - 12/7/2007 2:46:44 AM
Lovely and evocative words nicely chosen.
I think there should be more of your poetry in your den. :-)
Out of the misty blue haze of dawn. (Poetry) - 12/2/2007 10:03:56 PM
Very interesting, quite surreal.
I like what is left unsaid.
In the Mood for Meditation (Poetry) - 12/2/2007 10:01:56 PM
Well, this reminds us that there is some creativity, originality, a lot of freedom and ideals that have been lost.
Maybe we'll wake up again and look at the world around us with empathy, who knows...
In the Mood for Meditation (Poetry) - 11/9/2007 5:28:01 PM
I remember the sixties and the hippies, of which I would be considered a nerd, geek, or whatever now, but I was never in the peace movement. I never got high on anything other than life at
times. Your poem is cute and to the point. I also read your bio and have to tell you that our lives mirror each other to a large degree. I too am a drop out, with a GED, get this, it's so old, they can't find it now after all these years. I took it when I was eighteen in Kentucky and never got the original, mailed for not long ago, they can't find it, it's on micro-film and would take forever to find. Oh well, at my age, I guess I don't need it now, but back then it meant something. My dad was a pipeliner, so we traveled, he welded for years. I even lived in Canada way back when I was 11. It was fun. Did you know that God Save the Queen and America the Beautiful are one and the same tune? I sang the American version when I went to Canadian schools, I didn't know your version. I lived in British Columbia a while, then Alberta. It was beautiful there. But originally, I'm a Texan. Wouldn't you know it. Please to meet you and let me hear from you now and again. I love keeping up with fellow writers.
In the Mood for Meditation (Poetry) - 6/22/2007 4:46:31 PM
Oh, how I remember Woodstock......yes, you must remember those days...I remember thinking how glad I was not to be mixed in such a huge crowd where smoking pot was part of the adventure. I can still vision all the hippies with their decked out hippy clothes...yes, they sure look back on those days of "free love," with great fondness. Thanks for sharing a unique write!
In the Mood for Meditation (Poetry) - 6/5/2007 6:14:44 PM
Yikes this is what it was like in those days! Now it sounds so silly and I suppose anything extreme will eventually be thought to be silly ! I believe in the middle road, with only an occasional foray into the dangerous and risky.
sometimes these dangerous and risky things simply find me! But to the flower children and the rainbow coalition, and the dead heads, this was their reality such as it was. in fact it had little to do with reality as most were to eventually discover.
It was merely a passage of time needed to find what was real! Great piece remarkable and quite indicative of the time in which it was written! >>>>>>>Sandi < < < < < < < <
In the Mood for Meditation (Poetry) - 5/22/2007 4:39:49 AM
Sounds in this poem as if your cleared the field so as to collect all of your thoughts to emerge the wiser of knowledge, the world, and beutiful surroundings. Taking in all the world has to offer. Great poem.
my fav haikus. (Poetry) - 5/18/2007 12:44:12 PM
Very visual work here! It is most enjoyable. Keep writing such good wonderful work!
Out of the misty blue haze of dawn. (Poetry) - 5/18/2007 12:42:34 PM
A very captivating poem! You have made the most of this gift indeed!! Well done!
my fav haikus. (Poetry) - 5/1/2007 12:31:58 PM
Lovely poems, Ken. Short, but packed with so much meaning, so much imagery. You are a most talented poet.
In the Mood for Meditation (Poetry) - 3/26/2007 6:51:22 PM
Hi there, a very plesent write. God Bless, Holly
my fav haikus. (Poetry) - 3/20/2007 2:25:28 AM
I love these especially the last one. I can see and smell the scene well done!
In the Mood for Meditation (Poetry) - 3/10/2007 2:37:57 PM
Yeah, that was how it was back then. I think we should all do some back stepping. Of course I didn't drug either.
Guess we were high on life. And true like your words- love was more a part of the times.
THOSE WERE THE DAYS.
In the Mood for Meditation (Poetry) - 2/11/2007 9:03:32 AM
I haven't stopped by in a while~ Sorry~ It seems I have gotten way above my abilities to manage the whole shebang!
"In The Mood for Meditation" was the key to my chaos...I love this!
It reminds me of a therapy trip I conjured up for myself onetime...I went back in life, to all the places I walked, played, went to school at, neighborhoods I rode my bike, etc...I felt like
yourself with all. All is now and Here is all."
Thanks for the trip~ again...
Love your style Ken~
Love and Peace~
In the Mood for Meditation (Poetry) - 1/4/2007 4:46:43 AM
Oh wow man! What a flashback! This poem brings back those days of Lurve. Wish these days were like dose days - felt safe then, unlike today when I can't help thinking that I could be blown up in a bomb when I'm out and about.
In the Mood for Meditation (Poetry) - 1/3/2007 9:00:35 PM
Out of the misty blue haze of dawn. (Poetry) - 12/3/2006 9:56:28 AM
It seems like a fine gift, Ken. Thank you for sharing it. Best wishes to you,
Out of the misty blue haze of dawn. (Poetry) - 11/16/2006 5:34:32 AM
And you are using your gift well!! With verve!!! THANKS, 'Pea' <3
Out of the misty blue haze of dawn. (Poetry) - 5/29/2006 7:23:52 PM
Strangely mysterious yet captivating, Ken.
Out of the misty blue haze of dawn. (Poetry) - 4/1/2006 11:04:19 AM
Thank you for sharing this gift, Ken. Love and peace,
Out of the misty blue haze of dawn. (Poetry) - 3/26/2006 3:05:50 PM
Great work here..Thanks..
my fav haikus. (Poetry) - 3/24/2006 6:37:35 PM
Your haiku do convey the images (and feelings) that you intended. Thank you for sharing them, Ken. Love and peace,
my fav haikus. (Poetry) - 3/20/2006 6:30:52 PM
I, too, am captivated by haiku. It is a challenge, trying to convey an image in seventeen short syllables. But it is worth it!
Wonderfully done, Ken, and welcome to AD--you're among friends.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
my fav haikus. (Poetry) - 3/20/2006 4:46:25 PM
These are wonderful! I especially love the last!
I've been writing haikus of late, and discovered thru a fellow denner that most of them are actually Senryu... Haiku traditionally focus on seasons, and senryu (Japanese 17 syllables also) are freer, often ironical or sartorial in nature. Even still, upon reading some old haiku books I find that haiku has extended its boundaries for centuries. Let me know what you discover if poss. Thank you so much Ken... which appropriately means knowledge!
Love & friendship Suzie :-D