Recent Reviews for Patrick Talty
A Teacher Goes Deep Into China (Article) - 8/25/2009 1:08:10 AM|
Great description Patrick! Your account makes me want to visit China myself.
A Piece Of The Continent...a farewell salute to an old comrade....Part 2 (Article) - 3/2/2008 4:59:05 PM
Fascinating history as well as a tribute to Archie...excellent writing, too.
A Piece Of The Continent....Part 1...A farewell salute to an old comrade. . (Article) - 3/2/2008 4:57:10 PM
I am glad you had such a friend, Patrick..thank you for introducing him to us as a fine man.
A Halloween Fantasy (Article) - 10/24/2005 9:01:37 PM
Good to the last laugh! Great twist!
A Halloween Fantasy (Article) - 10/23/2005 2:17:58 PM
An Evening With The Moon Goddess (Article) - 7/7/2005 10:34:03 AM
Wow, you're right about it seeming like leaving treats out for santa clause. It's also similar to cerimonies that take place at different times of the month, in old traditons before the Church of Rome became fanatical about claiming all pagan lands for 'Christ' when it was really for their own gain. I wish I could be at a moon festival.
The Syncopated Sinners...remembering the Wool Shed Dance (Article) - 5/27/2005 8:13:32 PM
Patrick, thank you for writing and posting this wonderful nostalgic look back at a time when happiness could be had ... when music invited a sort of dancing that brought sheer joy...boy! I could go on and on. You took me back - not to a woolshed, but back to my dancing days.
Your words take the reader there...I can see and hear. Just wonderful.
A Piece Of The Continent.: Part 7...A tribute to an old comrade. (Article) - 6/20/2004 5:45:37 AM
I am fearful for Archie and his friends... It seems a trap, though I was not there and would have done the same, I'm sure, as they had. Glad to see your hand is healed well enough to continue with Archie's adventures, Patrick. :)
A Piece Of The Continent.: Part 7...A tribute to an old comrade. (Article) - 6/18/2004 5:10:53 AM
A Piece Of The Continent.....A Tribute to an old comrade....Part 6. (Article) - 2/22/2004 8:35:39 AM
i enjoy your writing
A Piece Of The Continent...A tribute to an old comrade...Part 4. (Article) - 2/21/2004 7:46:40 PM
i'm enjoying this series
A Piece Of The Continent....a tribute to an old comrade...Part 3 (Article) - 2/21/2004 7:45:33 PM
A Piece Of The Continent....A Tribute to an old comrade....Part 5 (Article) - 2/21/2004 7:43:59 PM
enjoyed the read
Truth, Justice and Peace.....Worthy aims, but are they achievable? (Article) - 2/14/2004 1:46:31 PM
The Long And Loyal Vigil...a discovery that startled archeologists (Article) - 2/10/2004 5:19:17 PM
Maybe it's a reminder that the people will survive long after their rulers have passed away.
Remembering Larry O'Rourke...and why I stopped using *stage Irish* (Article) - 2/10/2004 5:13:48 PM
How embarrassing! But at least he corrected you kindly.
The Washing Machine Jingle (Revised version) (Article) - 2/8/2004 4:08:22 AM
I've had my share of washing machine troubles. Mine began with a beat up washing machine that wouldn't work properly, which evolved into a poem, about said machine, that wouldn't come out right. The non working machine was turning into a non working piece of poetry. But, I persisted until the poem came out right and that only happened after I'd gotten rid of the uncooperative machine and replaced it with a machine that loved washing my clothes. Washing machines are almost as fickle as we women.
Nice write, Patrick and I am so glad you got your hundred pounds. After all that obsessing, you surely deserved it.
The Washing Machine Jingle (Revised version) (Article) - 2/7/2004 1:16:59 PM
Long time no see! What a wonderful surprise to cross your path again. Glad you didn't give me the notes or I'd be humming the jingle all day.
The Washing Machine Jingle (Revised version) (Article) - 2/7/2004 7:54:02 AM
enjoyed the read
Remembering Larry O'Rourke...and why I stopped using *stage Irish* (Article) - 10/1/2003 3:22:29 PM
enjoyed the read
An Evening With The Moon Goddess (Article) - 9/7/2003 4:00:21 PM
Fantastic memories and lovely custom. Food for the poetic soul, too.
Gina, sorry to catch up so late
The Delight Of Opening A New Pursuit (Article) - 9/1/2003 3:39:12 AM
Woes Of A Wannabe Poet (Article) - 9/1/2003 3:38:11 AM
i like this
Promote! Promote! Promote!...a mantra worth meditating on if you've got a product to sell. (Article) - 9/1/2003 3:36:54 AM
enjoyed the read
The Man At The Party (Article) - 9/1/2003 3:34:56 AM
A Conversation With God Almighty. (Poetry) - 4/28/2012 10:03:08 PM
I think God's real like that!!
Return To Fucino...a dream (Poetry) - 7/19/2007 7:19:20 PM
Patrick, your nostalgic dream takes you back to a fascinating place which endures and exudes an earthiness that ties history to the pesent. A masterpiece.
Return To Fucino...a dream (Poetry) - 7/22/2006 5:35:11 AM
vividly beautiful write, patrick! last verse is nothing less than sublime. a truly transportive piece, poet!
The Nearness Of You (Poetry) - 2/27/2006 4:00:59 AM
BLESSED ARE THOSE THAT SING THEIR LOVE, FOR THEY MAKE THIS WORLD BETTER.
I enjoyed reading "The Nearness Of You" for its art and beauty.
Thank You, Poet, for posting Your Flowers on the Vase of Eternity.
Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
My First Autumn (Poetry) - 2/27/2006 3:34:17 AM
This composition stimulates ecological thoughts and leads the reader to the soul of Nature... "My First Autumn" brings a picture of harmony and beauty.
I salute You, Poet!
Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
A Birthday Poem For Branka (Poetry) - 2/27/2006 3:23:47 AM
Blessed are those that honor friendship in all its degrees of relationship.
"A Birthday Poem For Branka" sings with the voice of friendship in the cadence of love.
I salute You, Poet!
Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
My First Autumn (Poetry) - 12/2/2005 10:44:00 PM
There's only one thing to add to this poem -
My First Autumn (Poetry) - 12/1/2005 8:21:41 AM
good to read you again (i also arrived in autumn - southern hemisphere)
My First Autumn (Poetry) - 11/29/2005 2:23:38 PM
I love your writing; excellent stuff, Patrick! BRAVO!!
(((HUGS))) and love, your Tx. friend, Karen Lynn. :D
A Birthday Poem For Branka (Poetry) - 11/25/2005 2:38:54 PM
This is a wonderful gift, Patrick. Thank you for sharing it. Love and peace to you.
A Birthday Poem For Branka (Poetry) - 11/21/2005 5:20:27 PM
Patrick, how good of you to harbour only the best and gentlest memories. Strange how birthdates can stick in one's mind.
Glad you're enjoying yourself.
A Birthday Poem For Branka (Poetry) - 10/30/2005 1:21:29 AM
A Birthday Poem For Branka (Poetry) - 10/29/2005 5:05:24 PM
A Birthday Poem For Branka (Poetry) - 10/29/2005 9:01:42 AM
beautiful write, patrick; very well done!
(((HUGS))) and love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :D
A Birthday Poem For Branka (Poetry) - 10/29/2005 7:23:07 AM
This was a lovely poem for that special someone in your life. Yes, indeed...true friendship are forever!
Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
A Halloween Fantasy (Poetry) - 10/23/2005 7:33:03 PM
A great poem for Halloween. Next time perhaps you should ask him for some lucky numbers to win the lottery. Heeeheee!
Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
A Halloween Fantasy (Poetry) - 10/23/2005 2:45:12 PM
Hope you carry with you bandages new,
Or at least maybe some super sticky glue,
For if the mummy came undone,
There would be nothing there to see,
So as I did with your poem herein, have fun...ED
A Halloween Fantasy (Poetry) - 10/23/2005 2:17:04 PM
enjoyed the read
A Halloween Fantasy (Poetry) - 10/23/2005 9:19:20 AM
LOL. I laugh as soon as I se your name. Decide I'm not going to be caught out with the punch line. Yet I always do.
Always subtle and hilarious.
A Halloween Fantasy (Poetry) - 10/23/2005 8:14:33 AM
Ahhh so cute and clever, Patrick and a great write for Halloween. Your rhyme and meter are perfect and the content was captivating.
Bill the Painter's Last Scam. (Poetry) - 10/18/2005 11:42:51 AM
hahahahaha...you are a clever boy.
Bill the Painter's Last Scam. (Poetry) - 10/13/2005 4:09:43 PM
Bill the Painter's Last Scam. (Poetry) - 10/13/2005 12:21:23 PM
LOLOL. Bloody brilliant. Like that team that won the ashes. errmm, oh yea they won the Rugby world cup too..
Bill the Painter's Last Scam. (Poetry) - 10/12/2005 9:49:37 PM
Patrick you always give us a humdinger of a poem!;-)I Really love this one with your great rhyme and meter!
Bill the Painter's Last Scam. (Poetry) - 10/12/2005 8:33:10 PM
Often you don't write,
When you do though, you do so light,
Bringing me a grin from ear to ear,
Your humor does show oh so clear...
Enjoy to see you posting...Ed & Rufuz (w00f)
Bill the Painter's Last Scam. (Poetry) - 10/12/2005 8:28:02 PM
Nice to read you again. Enjoyed the theme.
The Nearness Of You (Poetry) - 8/6/2005 7:32:52 PM
An utterly beautiful expression of the finest sentiments, Patrick. I took a long break from the AD, and this is the first thing I read...so glad I looked for your work...work hardly describes this poem, does it?
Yeah! Sure! (Poetry) - 6/6/2005 7:27:46 PM
lol flying pigs have a sentimental attachment for me.........
and i think this poem is adorable lolol
A Kind Of Death (Poetry) - 6/6/2005 7:16:42 PM
This speaks of a death that lingers.......that goes beyond circumstance, and more towards self abuse.......when the executioner goes forward to the next victim.........
the self appointed suffer........does not allow for sanctuary from cerebral pain
I guess its just a human flaw......one that hopefully not everyone would experience
but if the net is dropped in place..........could be hard to escape..........
I do get this.........lol
loves a bitch huh?
btw..........good poem ;)
The Parishioner’s Cat (Poetry) - 6/2/2005 10:27:28 AM
A Conversation With God Almighty. (Poetry) - 5/29/2005 7:14:41 AM
You and I could have some delightful conversations! Enjoyed your take on the questions we all ask :-)
The Parishioner’s Cat (Poetry) - 5/29/2005 7:08:54 AM
LOL love it.
The Parishioner’s Cat (Poetry) - 5/28/2005 2:16:06 PM
Simply delightful, Patrick. Thanks for sharing the humor and wit within your verses. Love and peace to you. Regis
A Conversation With God Almighty. (Poetry) - 5/26/2005 2:01:17 PM
Patrick, you present this whimsical conversation in just the perfect form to get your message across and answer the unanswerable.
Whether we're fatalists or the self-empowered types...you send us in the right direction.
The Parishioner’s Cat (Poetry) - 5/22/2005 8:10:17 AM
Heeeheee! This gives me a chuckle I needed so much. Thank you so much for the laugh, Patrick!
Sandie Angel a.k.a. Sandie May Angel :o)
The Parishioner’s Cat (Poetry) - 5/18/2005 7:19:15 PM
enjoyed the read
The Parishioner’s Cat (Poetry) - 5/16/2005 12:49:17 PM
You win the prize, Patrick, me sweet! (ok, ok... there is no prize, but you'd win if there was one! hehe)
What rhythm, what rhyme, what hilarity! I will be tucking this away in my library AND my private collection (also known as Documents in Word) but "private collection" sounds ever so much fancier, wouldn't you agree? (grin)
With your busy life and your gorgeous, brilliant offspring and family, you've been away, so to take the time to honor my silly challenge with your gift of rhyme tickles me entirely.
Now, I will shamelessly use this space to ask if you have read my short story (the only one I have posted) called I am not a Catholic? If, by chance, you spent any time as one, you might get a chuckle from this... as time allows, of course.
Thank you soooooooooo much, Patrick. I do, indeed, LOVE this piece. katy xox
The Parishioner’s Cat (Poetry) - 5/16/2005 9:05:37 AM
lolol excellent, thanks for the smile.
The Parishioner’s Cat (Poetry) - 5/16/2005 7:35:38 AM
Cat shew right back at them. Funny.
The Parishioner’s Cat (Poetry) - 5/16/2005 7:05:05 AM
Phew, was almost a cat-astrophey..
The Parishioner’s Cat (Poetry) - 5/16/2005 5:49:48 AM
Though irreverent and I hope not true;
It does have a funny point of view.
The Parishioner’s Cat (Poetry) - 5/16/2005 4:15:39 AM
I bet there are lots of Catholic cats, too!
The Parishioner’s Cat (Poetry) - 5/15/2005 10:05:24 PM
Lol... thanks for the laugh. Great job!
A Conversation With God Almighty. (Poetry) - 5/15/2005 9:23:28 PM
I've not known you before Pat, but any friend of Katy Walsvik (albeit they are probably crazy as a loon) is a friend of mine I must say...and as for your conversation with the almighty, I think HE/SHE would be honored as you made HIM/HER sound almost "human"...(not sure if being human is a compliment or not), I enjoyed this immensely and almightily...Ed & rufuz (w00f)
The Parishioner’s Cat (Poetry) - 5/15/2005 9:16:56 PM
hahahaha !now Patrick only you would come up with something so irreverent, yet truthful, and make it funny;-)LOL! Katy will adore this one!;-)
The Parishioner’s Cat (Poetry) - 5/15/2005 9:16:12 PM
ROFLMAO, now this was definitely funny, Pat,
Hope that was not your personal cat,
For if it were, my condolances for your loss,
Maybe instead of burial you could make him in a fur hat...? Ed
A Conversation With God Almighty. (Poetry) - 4/4/2005 7:08:05 AM
Hello Patrick. So nice to see you posting again. I have missed reading all of your wonderful writings. Welcome Back!
"A Conversation With God Almighty," by gifted poet/writer, Patrick Talty, is a poem to cherish, touching the core of issues on what I believe we all think about at one time or another in our lives.
In my opinion, no one could have expressed the issues any better than this writer. Getting to the heart of issues on matters seldom expressed, (muchless written), has become a unique tradmark for this fabulous writer/poet. Thought-provoking, sometimes deep, but never dull or boring is what Patrick's writing-style is all about. I, for one, applaud you on your wonderful style and interesting matter.
Victoria T. Murray
A Conversation With God Almighty. (Poetry) - 3/26/2005 4:42:23 PM
So pleased to make your acquaintance. Thank you for your comments on my "Conversation." Thoroughly enjoyed this read. Especially your
handling of the "long life/death?" Seems we could have many an interesting conversation back and forth. On the "Religion" issue
you may well enjoy my piece in Stories "The Resume: Reflections on the Resume." I also wrote another Conversation Poem after the incident in Beslan, Russia, titled "Pining Tenderness."
Look forward to talking with you again.
A Conversation With God Almighty. (Poetry) - 3/18/2005 8:05:47 AM
Hello Patrick, Good to meet you through the written word. I enjoyed your delightful poem, "A Conversation With God Almighty." I'd love to share my novels with you as they also touch on a relationship with GOD, but alas they are too lengthy. I do not read poetry often, but your talented style may change that. Keep at it, Patrick. You are truly a poet. GOD Bless. Beverly J Scott
A Conversation With God Almighty. (Poetry) - 3/17/2005 8:55:38 PM
Good to see you again posting your great words of wisdom.
A Conversation With God Almighty. (Poetry) - 3/16/2005 8:41:14 PM
Hi Patrick, what a delight to see you posting;-) Such a weighty conversation, but then you always did have a penchant for exploration and explanation...;-)Odd how the questions always remain the same though, but then we never get the definitive answer, do we? Excellent poem ;-)!Eileen
A Conversation With God Almighty. (Poetry) - 3/16/2005 11:06:56 AM
You managed to deal with a deep and serious subject in a manner that made it pleasant and easy to read. Thank you, Patrick. Love and peace to you. Regis
A Conversation With God Almighty. (Poetry) - 3/16/2005 8:13:02 AM
Oh, what joy to see you posting, my lovely Patrick! Have I missed you? Is the Pope Catholic? (ok, ok... that's trite.. grin)
This poem... your re-entry into the poetic cosmos has flattened me, collapsed me, entirely. It is a marked and marvelous proof that we two have always had a kinship, a kind of soul-mate thingy. I marveled at the familiarity here, because, you see, all these thoughts are in my own head and regularly and freely fall out of my mouth.
"free will" How did that become such a conveniently banished concept in our "holier-than-thou" world? Whatever happened to my favorite: 'he who is without sin cast the first stone?'
Besides all of this, me sweet Irishman, I, myself, only days ago, posted a poem called "Conversations With God." See what two 'like-minds' can do? The magnetic pull is amazing.
Sigh... I think of you often. You are and continue to be such a treat for me. Oh, how I love to read you, bask in your wit and sensibilities, sensitivities and your accessible intellect. I'm keeping this in my library, so I can bask as I please, in your most treasured writing. Wheeeeeeeeeeee! (smile) love, katy xox
A Conversation With God Almighty. (Poetry) - 3/16/2005 7:27:24 AM
Reason wins in the end! Your format was exactly on point to carry the light-hearted refrain to a most weighty subject.
Pat yourself on the back...this one's a keeper.
A Conversation With God Almighty. (Poetry) - 3/16/2005 7:01:02 AM
A Conversation With God Almighty. (Poetry) - 3/15/2005 10:03:15 PM
Great job Patrick, I thoroughly enjoyed your write
A Conversation With God Almighty. (Poetry) - 3/15/2005 7:27:24 PM
This reminds me of the book Conversations With God and you did it so well.
Metamorphosis. (Poetry) - 1/2/2005 3:29:21 PM
I enjoyed this interesting write thanks for sharing and Happy 2005!!!!
In Defence of The Great Unwashed! (Poetry) - 9/21/2004 8:24:52 PM
Wonderful sense of humour combined with practical thinking...Well done, Patrick!
love and thanks,
The Cunning Carer. (Poetry) - 8/19/2004 5:43:41 PM
First, how absolutely lovely to see you posting, my dear Patrick!
Now, then, here you come, rolling out of "seclusion" with a grand and needed-to-be-said finger pointer, worthy of your clever tongue (or pen), indeed! Again and again, I have found you to be a kindred spirit. Your commentary on all things human, even its underbelly, never fails to move me.
I share your fist-shaking here... I celebrate your always bold willingness to spare none who would wish to poison others'. You strike a blow... and I tip my hat to your wonderful rhyme and meter.
I will always race to see you. Stay away if you must, you're in my heart, dear friend. katy xox.
The Cunning Carer. (Poetry) - 8/19/2004 2:01:00 AM
It is great to read you again. This is nice.
The Cunning Carer. (Poetry) - 8/18/2004 11:29:57 PM
Glad to clarify that indeed I am not such a one as the subject of your poem Patrick but I have been victim of such folk they love 'ya' when all is rosy but as soon as the hard times come round they scatter off to greener pastures.Your idea to use such folk as poem is great I never would have thought of it and you strug all the words and lines beautifully together it is a witty and wise poem,I enjoyed it very much. Lastly I would like to add that I for one and very happy that the hard and rough times do come my way as it really is the only way to sort out who really is friend and who really is not and that is gift to us all as in end only the true gems of life are left with us.
This poem is a gem too.Good on you Patrick.
Yeah! Sure! (Poetry) - 7/22/2004 2:55:10 AM
i like this!! well said, and where do we get the pigs?
Memories Of The Long Jiang River. (Poetry) - 6/18/2004 5:15:05 AM
Coflict! Resolution! ...and a Moral. (Poetry) - 5/9/2004 2:52:15 AM
Great write. History is my first academic love. Thanks for the laugh!
In Defence of The Great Unwashed! (Poetry) - 5/9/2004 2:50:39 AM
Thanks for the laugh. Enjoyed!
Memories Of The Long Jiang River. (Poetry) - 5/9/2004 2:49:33 AM
Awesome write. The voyage of lovers compared to the river is excellent. Love it.
Metamorphosis. (Poetry) - 5/9/2004 2:47:53 AM
This piece is packed with powerful images and poetic truth. I really enjoy the way you handle the "blame" issue here. Excellent work.
Metamorphosis. (Poetry) - 3/27/2004 2:50:11 PM
Great title - something that we all go through at some point in our life...very well-crafted!
Metamorphosis. (Poetry) - 2/24/2004 7:24:17 PM
Great expressions here, Patrick. I am one of the fortunate ones who maintains good relations after the parting. Love and peace to you. Regis
Metamorphosis. (Poetry) - 2/22/2004 2:45:35 AM
I'm one of the stats you mention Patrick! You got my feelings down perfectly Patrick. May I also add YOU do your home town Proud when you write anything!
Thanks for dropping by Patrick
Metamorphosis. (Poetry) - 2/12/2004 5:15:48 AM
Well penned expression of what is often "Real life"
Metamorphosis. (Poetry) - 2/10/2004 12:16:00 PM
Sigh.. proving, once again, that there is nothing your furtile mind does not ponder, nor anything your eager pen does not express... ahh, Patrick, me sweet.. a poem for the 'walking wounded' eh? They are in there, tis true, I've seen them, listened to their needs to be understood. With your honest eye and your sensitive soul, I do believe you have summed up at least some of these 1 in 3, statiscally speaking. I especially love that, even with a somewhat dark theme, your teasing/playful nature keeps this reader marveling at your wizardry with words, your depth of perception. You can't imagine how lovely it is to see you posting poetry again... it's truly been too long. Great stuff! katy xox.
Metamorphosis. (Poetry) - 2/10/2004 10:43:35 AM
Memories Of The Long Jiang River. (Poetry) - 11/21/2003 3:23:58 PM
A beautiful write that is easy to "feel." Thank you. Regis
In Defence of The Great Unwashed! (Poetry) - 10/31/2003 4:45:19 AM
Lol Patrick...but you must remember we're in the midst of a drought! I've just joined up here and I'm pleased to see another familiar face! Cheers! Cathy :)
In Defence of The Great Unwashed! (Poetry) - 10/20/2003 5:05:46 PM
A bit twisted in my head, but I enjoyed it thoroughly... Thanks...
In Defence of The Great Unwashed! (Poetry) - 10/20/2003 9:29:07 AM
Fabulous as always, Patrick!
Coflict! Resolution! ...and a Moral. (Poetry) - 10/17/2003 8:49:15 PM
This struck my funny bone. Thanks for the smile.
In Defence of The Great Unwashed! (Poetry) - 10/17/2003 8:47:08 PM
Now here's a twist of thought that not many give thought to. Great write!
In Defence of The Great Unwashed! (Poetry) - 10/16/2003 1:07:01 PM
Delightful! If only all lessons in manners were delivered with such seasoning, surely we'd learn them better. Terri
In Defence of The Great Unwashed! (Poetry) - 10/16/2003 12:37:05 PM
Wisdom draped in humor or the other way around. Either way, this is wonderful!
In Defence of The Great Unwashed! (Poetry) - 10/8/2003 8:31:37 AM
Mrs Flannigan's Oversight. (Poetry) - 10/7/2003 4:39:02 AM
Your rhyme is fan-bloody-tastic....Truly enjoyed...ty, Dani
In Defence of The Great Unwashed! (Poetry) - 10/7/2003 4:17:52 AM
Great rhyme......fantastic humour...you've got heads and tails...;)
In Defence of The Great Unwashed! (Poetry) - 10/6/2003 5:36:41 AM
Sigh, My dear Patrick.. with your ever-present poetic genius, you have again penned what, on the surface, is a piece of humor with perfect rhythm and rhyme.. AHHH.. BUT.. firmly packing your tongue into your cheek, you have served up a guideline for responding with sensitivity a universally charged warning to all who would wander through life letting their shallow and superfical replies attempt to dictate without ever looking beneath the surface. This hollered loudly to me that would we all but stop and think.. look and listen to our heads and hearts, we might just find ourselves with kinder or at least more throughtful outlooks toward our fellow men/women... and wouldn't THAT be a step toward a better world?! You so quietly and powerfully hold up a mirror... who's looking? and better still, who's 'getting it?' God, but I've missed your wisdom, your playfulness and your words. Ever ready to hear you, love, katy xox.
In Defence of The Great Unwashed! (Poetry) - 10/5/2003 7:49:17 PM
there are always two sides to most stories
Memories Of The Long Jiang River. (Poetry) - 9/24/2003 6:52:43 AM
..Oh Patrick my heart is so sad..I miss Aussie so much..I grew up there but now live in Croatia...The imagery is so alive and perfect!ty
Memories Of The Long Jiang River. (Poetry) - 9/7/2003 3:56:45 PM
Beautiful and sad - as parting must be. Exquisite in its visual appeal, Patrick.
Barbecue in Abruzzo (Poetry) - 8/31/2003 4:14:05 PM
Love the imagery, Patrick! This is such a wonderful write!
Moment Of Truth (Poetry) - 8/28/2003 8:11:05 AM
Fabulous write, Patrick!
Predestined Love (Poetry) - 8/28/2003 8:09:47 AM
Oh, Patrick! This poem is so very lovely!!!
The Nearness Of You (Poetry) - 8/28/2003 8:08:14 AM
Patrick, your wife is truly a lucky woman indeed to have found such a romantic kind've guy, such as yourself! I love this poem!!!
Memories Of The Long Jiang River. (Poetry) - 7/27/2003 4:41:39 AM
What a brilliant read, it flows just as well as its subject, and reads majestic, well done Patrick, you done this so very well indeed...take care...Mark...
Daniel Hogan's Reflection (Poetry) - 7/22/2003 3:00:59 PM
Very well expressed,with a lovely spool of thread running through this, those that dont get the message cant read... well done, i got a great buzz from reading this, take care...Mark ...
A Sparkie's Night Out. (Poetry) - 6/24/2003 11:50:32 PM
Electrifying write : )great work
Memories Of The Long Jiang River. (Poetry) - 6/19/2003 10:17:52 PM
Images here were indeed something else.
Yeah! Sure! (Poetry) - 6/17/2003 7:13:50 PM
Well done Patrick
Memories Of The Long Jiang River. (Poetry) - 6/16/2003 5:30:14 PM
excellent poem that flows as effortlessly as the river it sojourns...
Memories Of The Long Jiang River. (Poetry) - 6/15/2003 2:49:13 AM
Perhaps they will join at the ocean.
Best wishes always.
Memories Of The Long Jiang River. (Poetry) - 6/13/2003 9:42:27 PM
Written with Excellence this was so touching and beautiful loved the entirety
Moment Of Truth (Poetry) - 5/27/2003 1:55:11 AM
"Although the fare be a thousand sighs" I loved this Patrick
Predestined Love (Poetry) - 5/27/2003 1:53:32 AM
The Nearness Of You (Poetry) - 5/27/2003 1:52:33 AM
This just resonates with your love for your wife. You brought the garden straight into my mind with your clever pen!
The Chatup Blues. (Poetry) - 5/27/2003 1:51:08 AM
LOL I love this wry and very witty lil poem! You just tickled me! Thank you Patrick!
Return To Fucino...a dream (Poetry) - 5/25/2003 9:34:36 AM
Awesome write, Patrick! You have painted a beautiful picture with your writing. Enjoyed this very much!
Sandie Angel :o) a.k.a. May Lu $*_*$
Daniel Hogan's Reflection (Poetry) - 5/25/2003 9:32:11 AM
I'm so glad to have read this story of a poem. This was so well-written and carried a well-meaning message.
It's so great to write what you write, for you can always inspire me to try new ways into improving my writings...and this is one of them.
A poem that carries a story and a well-meaning message is worth so much more!
I'm really inspired now! Thank you!
Sandie Angel :o)
Daniel Hogan's Reflection (Poetry) - 5/24/2003 9:34:30 PM
Daniel Hogan's Reflection (Poetry) - 5/24/2003 7:02:21 AM
I am now prepared to say this, without reservation: My dear Patrick, I do believe you could make reading the dictionary a unique experience! (smile). You have written drama, wisdom and humor into a place we all recognize so well.. and we all happily invite, swallow, even, your moral as a truth already enunciated fully by our parents. I say again, Patrick, your wizardry knows no fences or bounds. You, sir, are simply a treat! I go with a grin. katy.
Daniel Hogan's Reflection (Poetry) - 5/23/2003 4:08:04 PM
ha ha ha ha ha...and a big wink at ya...it's a beauty Patrick ...from go to whoa.
The Chatup Blues. (Poetry) - 5/22/2003 4:46:51 PM
Very nice Patrick
Daniel Hogan's Reflection (Poetry) - 5/22/2003 12:22:00 AM
A perfectly expressed piece Patrick. Words all needed and concept well thought-through. I found myself nodding in agreement and amused by how typical this portrayal really is... excellent. thanks.
The Nearness Of You (Poetry) - 5/20/2003 7:20:14 AM
There is nothing but this.
Moment Of Truth (Poetry) - 5/20/2003 7:18:52 AM
Oh yes, Patrick, indeed! A fare of a thousand sighs? But I imagine, with time, they will turn to sighs of contentment.
Daniel Hogan's Reflection (Poetry) - 5/15/2003 2:02:29 PM
Good read I am in awe
A Sparkie's Night Out. (Poetry) - 5/13/2003 2:20:37 PM
Ha! em.. to which he replied..... ? hehe.. this has naughty charm.. you silly, you! (grin). katy.
An Invitation From Planet Earth. (Poetry) - 5/13/2003 2:18:14 PM
"come swim with us in lakes of lusty life".. sigh..(I love alliteration). Jaysus, Patrick.. I get so involved in your words and thoughts.. and how you express them.. I'm sitting here in the library, weeping.. Perhaps when we are touched this deeply we shouldn't try to find the words.. but this poem touches all that makes me Katy. Thank you.
Barbecue in Abruzzo (Poetry) - 5/13/2003 2:07:31 PM
"...cuddled slowly..."/"...wide-awake sky..."/ the ENTIRE first verse! Stop me or you will get the whole poem back at you! (smile).. I absolutely loved this one.. it's packed with expressions, visions, images, mind pictures.. (em.. I love ice cold beer.. hehe). I just went ahead and plopped down in this one.. wonderful, Patrick! katy.
Last Days Of A Friend (Poetry) - 5/13/2003 2:01:52 PM
Patrick.. you enhance and glorify something I believe your dear friend has had always: a quiet dignity. You honor those you write about.. What a marvelous friend she has. katy.
Moment Of Truth (Poetry) - 5/13/2003 1:57:35 PM
Patrick..The subject matter could easily have been handled with the tone of a "shaking finger".. the depth of your sensitivities and your love of words gave your friends' transition wings rather than chains.. simply lovely. katy.
Mrs Flannigan's Oversight. (Poetry) - 5/12/2003 8:32:32 PM
hahahaha this is very funny.
Thanks for the laugh
Return To Fucino...a dream (Poetry) - 5/12/2003 8:29:22 PM
Not that I dont want to visit Italy, it's just that this very descriptive write is packed with so much imagery. then again, i suppose, there's nothing like being there.
Daniel Hogan's Reflection (Poetry) - 5/12/2003 8:27:05 PM
I agree, very entertaining and well written
Daniel Hogan's Reflection (Poetry) - 5/12/2003 6:13:33 PM
Sage advice...and an interesting way of putting it!
Mrs Flannigan's Oversight. (Poetry) - 5/9/2003 7:43:00 PM
I made myself wait for this one, Patrick! I saw the title and KNEW I would love it.. but I began, as I said I would, at the end.. climbed my way ever upward.. made sure she was still there.. and Voila! She tickled me truly! (You, of course, being the major 'tickler' here.. hehe)... love the 'spectacle' pun.. my sweet Roger is enamored of all things 'punny'.. the louder the groan, the bigger he smiles.. Ah, yes, you're a cheeky thing, you are.. and I'm a giggling eejit! I thank you for that! The story is enough to pour on the accolades and do it with great pleasure.. but the rhythm and the chuckly rhyme make it a read and a half! Superb smiles to you, my clever friend. katy.
Predestined Love (Poetry) - 5/9/2003 7:33:50 PM
Patrick.. predestination is not your only psychic ability! With very VERY few word changes, you have masterfully spoken my own words to Roger, my dear one. I knew as a young girl who he would be.. not his face, not his body.. but his spirit and who he is.. little details, what he sounded like.. how he spoke to me.. our common interests.. I never gave up.. and I found him.. well, actually, HE FOUND ME! It's incredible that I should read this glorious work of yours.. for you see, they are your words, but they're in MY head and heart! Amazing! I can't help thinking that our 'connection' as writers is also a crossing of paths that was meant to happen. You are firmly planted in that part of me that forever holds all things of wonder. Thank you.. yes! thank you! (smile) katy.
Return To Fucino...a dream (Poetry) - 5/9/2003 7:22:57 PM
Patrick, I'm wilted with wonder at how easily and willingly I am transported by your visions, your words. I tie my heart to where you take me and with eyes wide open I'm there! I love the alliteration.. it gives a rhythm, like a 'soundtrack' for this wondrous journey back in time.. so beautiful.. so real. This is indeed a lovely longing.. we writers are so shamelessly indulgent with our 'head trips.' Thank you for bringing me there. katy.
The Chatup Blues. (Poetry) - 5/9/2003 6:07:02 PM
Suspense! Mystery! Endings that shock and amaze! Ah, yes.. it's me, the giggler again.. hehe.. what a riot of grins you give me, Patrick. I am such a sucker for rhythm and perfect, toe-tappin' rhyme.. you did it to me again! I'm grinnin' and gigglin'.. This is wonderful! Leave it to a Texan 'not to get it!' smile. katy.
The Impotent Bull (Poetry) - 5/9/2003 5:58:53 PM
hehehehehehehehe... Jaysus, Patrick, I'm giggling myself silly, here.. "...soon was back on top." You, divil, you! (oops.. more: hehehe). God, but I love this one! My sweetie will fall down, sweardagod! I MUST direct him to this one. I especially loved that you kept the language informal, 'slangy'.. (there she goes again: hehehehe). My funny bone is right bloody TICKLED! A corker, indeed! katy. (You should see me grinnin'.. I blush too! hehehe <---- ok, that's enough, lady! outta here.. now!) smile.
Memories Of The Long Jiang River. (Poetry) - 5/9/2003 5:49:50 PM
Inside each human heart is an image of this, though locations may differ.. I add yours to my own because you took me there in words too beautiful, too fragile to be reinvented by mere comments in a box. This touched that secret place.. oh, the heart of a romantic man. Lovely, Patrick. katy.
The Man At The Party (Poetry) - 5/7/2003 4:16:23 PM
Patrick.. a poem packed with power! But, though the comments seem to be unanimously addressing the sentiments of this piece and especially your 'afterthought' (and rightly so) I will follow in agreement BUT.. BUT.. my loudest applause is for the sensitivity so much a part of a man (you) who would bring these attitudes into the realm of poetry.. You, sir, are simply a force to be reckoned with.. Real men DO NOT beat children! Ever! and I commend you for saying that. (On a lighter note, I'm giggling with a picture of you with this tiny human.. smile.) katy.
The Nearness Of You (Poetry) - 5/7/2003 4:05:36 PM
Patrick.."Life swings with the nearness of you." ooooo.. I love this line! It's playful but loses none of its romance.. what a dear tribute to your wife.. simply lovely. katy.
Thoughts From An Absent Lover (Poetry) - 5/7/2003 4:01:42 PM
Patrick, Oh, how I love 'visuals'.. trees shaking hands with trees.. dressing our dreams.. this is so dreamy, it floats through the eyes and nestles in the heart.. sigh.. soooo lovely, Patrick. alas, too many men don't seem to realize how irrisistibly sexy they are when they speak softly and weave beauty from words.. (my sweetie does! smile.) Truly sweet, this one.. katy.
Yeah! Sure! (Poetry) - 5/6/2003 4:47:54 AM
It's not like me to cite the words of another when I comment here but god, how I loved what Regina said here.. as though she were speaking my own thoughts! This is a piece that needed saying.. and you, sir, said it perfectly! Oh, yes. katy.
A Kind Of Death (Poetry) - 5/6/2003 4:43:54 AM
"alter ego".. Bullseye! You write such brave honesty with soul-pounding beauty.. you allow the reader to approach those places in the heart that aren't always freely admitted.. glimmers of familiarity are what glue we poets to our work and to each other. This is breathtaking in word and in truth. katy.
Memories Of The Long Jiang River. (Poetry) - 5/4/2003 9:15:01 AM
Your words paints a nice picture. There are so much goodness in this one, Patrick! It is so beautiful the way you have described this. You words have added much wonders visual effect in my mind.
Wonderful work indeed!
Sandie Angel :o) a.k.a. May Lu $*_*$
Coflict! Resolution! ...and a Moral. (Poetry) - 4/26/2003 1:12:51 PM
Coflict! Resolution! ...and a Moral. (Poetry) - 4/26/2003 6:59:55 AM
Excellent write Patrick! I really enjoyed this story of a poem! - both the story and the rhymes!
Sandie Angel :o) a.k.a. May Lu $*_*$
Coflict! Resolution! ...and a Moral. (Poetry) - 4/26/2003 6:43:25 AM
Oh joy! Oh rapture! This is absolutely pouring with cool rhyme/rhythm and song! hehe.. You, sir, have the death grip on hilarity, but far more importantly, a wonderful ability to let your story roll along.. my toe was tapping.. my head was bobbing.. and my head was giggling.. you have proven for us all that poetry DOES have a place in humor.. I have always known it.. I completely enjoyed this, Patrick. katy..
Yeah! Sure! (Poetry) - 4/26/2003 5:50:14 AM
Oh, can they ever!!! (They can even rule.)
Coflict! Resolution! ...and a Moral. (Poetry) - 4/26/2003 5:48:42 AM
Missed you, Patrick...
Thanks for the smiles here.
Memories Of The Long Jiang River. (Poetry) - 4/22/2003 3:23:41 AM
a beautiful, poignant piece Patrick.
(also congrats of the win for a Kind of Death - deserved indeed)
Memories Of The Long Jiang River. (Poetry) - 2/18/2003 5:35:43 PM
Beautiful. As I knew it would be. Patrick, you are such a talent!
Memories Of The Long Jiang River. (Poetry) - 2/15/2003 4:12:10 AM
A wonderfully wrought poem....I agree the last line has a sense of acceptance...Loved it.Ty, Dani
Memories Of The Long Jiang River. (Poetry) - 2/15/2003 3:53:51 AM
Some good images there, Patrick. I especially like the last line. Very resigned.
The Chatup Blues. (Poetry) - 12/21/2002 8:52:44 PM
Funny. :) Thanks for making me laugh.
The Chatup Blues. (Poetry) - 11/29/2002 2:25:15 PM
You really made me laugh Patrick! Bill Murray. (Bill Sowman) I am going to keep usng an author name now. What a briliant
write. Loved it. Your friend.
The Chatup Blues. (Poetry) - 11/29/2002 11:52:04 AM
You always make me laugh with your witty ways;-)
An Invitation From Planet Earth. (Poetry) - 11/28/2002 5:06:45 PM
:) What a neat story! And the poem is wonderful, Patrick!
A Sparkie's Night Out. (Poetry) - 11/16/2002 10:55:16 AM
good write, patrick!
A Sparkie's Night Out. (Poetry) - 11/16/2002 7:27:34 AM
lol! very clever...I do love a good limerick.....Thanks for the grin....Dani
Mrs Flannigan's Oversight. (Poetry) - 11/10/2002 3:11:24 PM
i suffer from astigmatism myself (in addition to nearsightedness; let's face it, i am as blind as a bat without my specs!), so i know how it is! a funny write; i thoroughly enjoyed this! love, your (nearsighted, bespetacled) friend, karen lynn. ((((HUGS)))) p.s.: let's see..i have worn glasses since i was just a little girl of nine years; i am now 43. that is a very long time to have worn glasses!!
Mrs Flannigan's Oversight. (Poetry) - 11/10/2002 12:47:32 PM
God this was funny Patrick. HaHaHaHa!!!!
Glad to see you again. Bill
Mrs Flannigan's Oversight. (Poetry) - 11/10/2002 10:56:28 AM
I love the humour in this Patrick;-)!Nice to see you here.
Last Days Of A Friend (Poetry) - 10/9/2002 5:17:16 AM
The stark tone of this piece accentuates the lingering sadness.
How frail we are, how fragile.
Thank you for this absorbing experience Patrick.
Last Days Of A Friend (Poetry) - 9/27/2002 5:32:31 PM
Inevitible Honorable decline -- YES!
Such as this, I would wish our whole society
to absorbe like a sponge. Blessings to you and your beloved friend. Vicky
Last Days Of A Friend (Poetry) - 9/27/2002 2:05:51 PM
This is beautiful. A heart warming tribute.
Last Days Of A Friend (Poetry) - 9/27/2002 11:14:35 AM
Excellent tribute to a friend.
Last Days Of A Friend (Poetry) - 9/27/2002 10:45:14 AM
A sad but loving write...bittersweet as all of life is..excellent Patrick
Predestined Love (Poetry) - 9/25/2002 10:31:49 AM
Beautiful write. I see that you have a great love for your wife. Let the love flow,
Yeah! Sure! (Poetry) - 9/24/2002 7:12:39 PM
Yeah! Sure! (Poetry) - 9/24/2002 7:07:10 PM
Profound write... Excellent.. thoughts..
Predestined Love (Poetry) - 9/3/2002 1:39:46 PM
This is beautiful.
Predestined Love (Poetry) - 8/26/2002 9:47:49 AM
geez, make me cry first thing in the morning mister! your wife is one blessed soul!
Moment Of Truth (Poetry) - 7/27/2002 2:43:04 PM
I liked the last stanza the best. I think the third line of the second stanza could use some work; (blood to very). Read it aloud, think about it.
The Nearness Of You (Poetry) - 7/11/2002 10:07:48 PM
The Nearness Of You (Poetry) - 7/11/2002 7:25:37 PM
Lovely poem for your wife Patrick
The Impotent Bull (Poetry) - 7/9/2002 12:40:21 PM
arrgh! Ya got me. Light it was and merry too. Whatever was wrong anyway--tibetan flu?
Daniel Hogan's Reflection (Poetry) - 7/9/2002 12:37:11 PM
So true a moral yet have I never seen.
It puts me in mind of a truth of mine
that dreams need feet more than
the dreamers that spawn
If you know what I mean.
A Kind Of Death (Poetry) - 6/25/2002 1:00:14 PM
Profound. Well done.
Barbecue in Abruzzo (Poetry) - 6/25/2002 12:58:45 PM
Barbecue in Abruzzo (Poetry) - 6/14/2002 1:40:59 AM
luv foreign songs... nice poem...
Barbecue in Abruzzo (Poetry) - 6/13/2002 6:05:25 PM
"Reluctant some..." Great image. Excellent poetry.
Barbecue in Abruzzo (Poetry) - 6/13/2002 5:32:05 PM
Nice write and great imagery, Patrick!
May Lu $*_*$ / Sandie Angel :o)
The Man At The Party (Poetry) - 6/4/2002 7:53:26 PM
well done.......... ;0)
The Man At The Party (Poetry) - 6/4/2002 12:26:59 AM
I share your sentiments precisely, and find myself somewhat disgusted by certain people's attitudes and behaviour towards their own children. I am a very proud and protective 'mama bear' of three extraordinary 'cubs' and am thankful there are still people in the world like you and I. An important piece. Thanks for sharing it with us.
The Man At The Party (Poetry) - 5/27/2002 12:22:18 PM
...ah, childhood ! Memories: leather straps wielded by emotionally defective priests, canes in the hands of bullying primary school teachers, parents taught by as good Christians that 'sparing the rod will spoil the child' .... I hope these are mostly memories now. But I have my doubts....... drop in on my St. Columb's poems ...
The Impotent Bull (Poetry) - 5/9/2002 11:32:32 AM
Very very funny
The Man At The Party (Poetry) - 5/9/2002 11:30:43 AM
Couldn't agree with you more Partrick. I only ever smacked my kids once, a little slap on the legs, and they remember it. The reason I smacked them? A kid who got beat up regularly told them if their Dad didn't hit they could do what they liked. So they decided to use our albums (Beatles, Kinks etc.)for carpet surfing and would not stop when told. My kids both have good jobs and have grown into decent but irresponsible adults (they have to take after me in some way. The kid who used to get beaten? He's in prison for murder.
The Man At The Party (Poetry) - 5/2/2002 11:59:16 PM
Thoughts From An Absent Lover (Poetry) - 4/28/2002 12:56:34 PM
Ah, this one has the feel of poems that were penned during the Romantic Movement at the turn of the century, reminiscent of Eugenio Montale's Falsetto..."Bring me the plant which leads to where the sunny depths rise and life evaporates like spirit; bring me the sunflower maddened with the light."
Thank you for stirring my inner world with your poet's soul. To succeed in erasing the boundaries of time so that the past might sing and be heard is the highest form of art.
A Kind Of Death (Poetry) - 4/14/2002 12:48:16 PM
Excellent piece Patrick!
The Man At The Party (Poetry) - 3/22/2002 9:54:49 AM
Thoughts From An Absent Lover (Poetry) - 2/24/2002 9:21:11 AM
Beautiful patrick. You have a poets heart and a great way with words.
A Kind Of Death (Poetry) - 2/24/2002 9:19:22 AM
It's amazing how seemingly easily love can turn into disdain like spoiled milk. I think some of it has to do with people mistaking love for possession. If today is NOT promised to any of us (and it isn't), how can someone else's love be??? /// Fine writing!
A Kind Of Death (Poetry) - 2/20/2002 7:20:22 AM
Uniquely written, Patrick. I enjoyed this one very much.
A Kind Of Death (Poetry) - 2/3/2002 5:26:26 PM
Wonderful piece Patrick, my bitterness only went on for 12 years, scary to think it may have been 30..
A Kind Of Death (Poetry) - 1/29/2002 3:47:08 AM
This one really struck a chord in me Patrick, quite brilliant.
A Kind Of Death (Poetry) - 1/23/2002 11:08:31 PM
Wow! All this for "perceived" infidelity?
What fools we mortals are, but I can relate!
A Kind Of Death (Poetry) - 1/13/2002 4:49:19 PM
I say to him, LIVE! Excellent piece Patrick. Janet
The Man At The Party (Poetry) - 12/23/2001 12:31:36 AM
I agree with your footnote completely. 'We parents' should teach our children by talking to them not spanking them. They are after all our the most prized possessions in life. Nicely written, Patrick. And, thanks for posting this poem. I hope it gets the exposure it deserves...
The Man At The Party (Poetry) - 12/19/2001 11:14:03 PM
Yes, absolutely! Well said.
Thoughts From An Absent Lover (Poetry) - 12/17/2001 6:56:46 PM
Patrick, this is stunning. Janet
The Man At The Party (Poetry) - 12/17/2001 6:54:59 PM
Daniel Hogan's Reflection (Poetry) - 11/5/2001 11:10:04 AM
heavy metal chains clinking toe clippers! i like Daniel Hogan's Reflection.
Daniel Hogan's Reflection (Poetry) - 10/27/2001 5:29:22 PM
An entertaining read-- nicely said...
Return To Fucino...a dream (Poetry) - 10/27/2001 5:27:33 PM
An amazing poem by an amazing author!
Return To Fucino...a dream (Poetry) - 10/22/2001 8:03:19 AM
Most especially - the first verse and the final one... absolutely beautiful. Absolutely exquisite. Only place I caught with discomfort was use of "peeping, beeping," but other than that... Patrick, this poem is perfection. You must return to Fucino if this is how it inspires you.
Thoughts From An Absent Lover (Poetry) - 10/17/2001 9:09:47 PM
I am hoping this is intended as a tease - for it is an excellent one - with many more poems to appear on this site... soon...
Thoughts From An Absent Lover (Poetry) - 10/14/2001 4:56:48 PM
A bridge of beautiful images to span the distance... to wave away time. Nice!