Recent Reviews for Rush Williams
Night Work (Book) - 9/12/2009 3:39:09 AM|
Night Work sounds fantastic. I look forward to reading it.
Short Poems (Poetry) - 10/26/2009 10:07:14 PM
Your piece was a challange and I welcomed it as an explosion of humanity gathering at the well of what it is to be human .. very good
Short Poems (Poetry) - 4/13/2009 9:17:49 AM
You are a poet, Sir. Thank you for a taste of what must have been my father's life in the USN in 'At Passing'. In 'Point of View'-how true. You can't even pet a seeing-eye dog. They are duty-bound and tied to the leash and harness. 'Fukuoka' is a reminder of the price of "glory". Saved. Please do write more!
Short Poems (Poetry) - 10/8/2008 2:37:23 PM
A Passing- I could smell the sea as I read. How wonderful to have seen all of this and write it so descriptively!
Point Of View-The guide dogs live to get petted and walk. They are true companions. A lovely writing.
Short Poems (Poetry) - 9/3/2008 1:18:38 PM
The first poem reminded me of a documentary I saw on Kon Tiki (I think that's the right spelling). I've heard of this experience from others that were ocean sailing--especially in sail boats, close to the water so the engine noise doesn't scare the sea creatures away. Enjoyed the building image of the turle.
The second poem of the seeing eye dog was appropriate because it reminds us that we have made slaves of living creatures that have no choice if they want to live and be kept. I imagine circus performing dolphins feel the same way but can't hand their heads. I read somehwere that dolphins living in captivity have a shorter lifespan compared to wild dophins.
The last poem depicts the total destruction of war. I served in Vietnam as a field radio operator in the Marines in 1966. We lost less than 50,000 in Vietnam but killed more than two million--many innocent mothers and children that were in the way as the bombs and shells fell from the sky. I saw Puff the Magic Dragon flying slowly in circles spewing more than six thousand rounds a minute at the jungle below, stripping trees of leaves and turning humans into blood red fog.
Short Poems (Poetry) - 6/3/2008 2:02:19 PM
You have seen sights of sea creatures many have not. Describing them in the first poem kept my attention throughout. Seeing eye dogs are lonely except with their masters and are not to be petted as you would another dog, it takes the attention away from the handicapped person it is leading.As to the third, it is great descriptive piece of write and so true. My deceased Cousin Paul said he got over to Germany just as the war ended and had to stay to help put pieces together again. He said it was not a good sight to see for anybody. He long remembered it til the day he died. all the poems are from your heart and good to post on den. We like writers to share from the heart and not be afraid of the challenge.
Short Poems (Poetry) - 10/12/2007 8:31:51 PM
My father would be happy to read your poetry about the sea. He was on the USS Savannah and His identical twin was on the USS O'Bannon. I inherited his diary about the Naval battles, Guadacanal , South Pacitic, etc. I don't know that I will ever understand the terminology of a bolson's mate.
Short Poems (Poetry) - 9/3/2007 10:23:25 AM
I think Point of View really struck me. It's a great prospective from a seeing eye dog or perhaps any subordinate aiding a person above them. It goes to show that nobility isn't necessary the ruling party but often the lower class or in this case dog that leads the way for the blind man to get to where he wants to be. This poem is extradionary because it applies to so much going on in government and in the business world. I have enjoyed your words and keep writing brother!
Short Poems (Poetry) - 11/16/2006 9:25:50 PM
Great verses, I hope you publish some more poetry for us to read. Thank you, DL Mullan
Short Poems (Poetry) - 8/20/2006 11:19:45 PM
Indeed a job well done..thoroughly enjoyed..
Short Poems (Poetry) - 8/4/2006 8:20:16 AM
Free verse is good. And one of my favorites.
Short Poems (Poetry) - 5/10/2006 6:25:38 AM
I enjoyed these three poems for their contents and art.
Thank you for sharing them.
L. T. Goslee
Short Poems (Poetry) - 5/9/2006 2:46:20 PM
Greetings to Author-Poet Rush Williams.
Enjoyed the reading of "Short Poems", "A Passing", "Point of View", and "At Fukuoka".
Your works show a unique style of One that feels the aroma of wisdom, knowledge and art.
Please, keep posting, Poet!
Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU