Recent Reviews for Richard Conrad Henry
The Zydeco Zombie Dance (Book) - 9/20/2004 7:23:52 AM|
Zydeco Zombie Dance
I sit outside, cross-legged, and read RC Henry's new book ... first with anguish, then subtle smiles, then wide eyes. They are word paintings, done in dark dripping blobs, and bright splashes of color.
Now I'm dragging a rusty chain over shards of glass, and in the next minute am lifted by a balloon directly into the sun.
There are places in some people's minds that are too exquisite and painful to revisit. Thank you, Mr. Henry, for going to yours.
Before the last shadow fades (Book) - 3/12/2004 5:45:02 AM
you scare me...and from at the end of a 10 foot pole
...but if your others in the book are as good as this, I need to read them.
from a woman who knows the shadows all too well
Rare moments (Short Story) - 6/15/2004 7:43:24 PM
You really get to know a person after a few shots of tequila.
Rare moments (Short Story) - 4/11/2004 6:46:10 PM
I think it's fitting that I read this on Easter, which I don't celebrate. Thank God (or whoever) for freedom of religion (or lack thereof.) I guess we have freedom of religion anyway. I've had more than my share of people, some friends, try to impose theirs on me. I'm not an atheist, but I despise organized religion and its' many rules. I like your point-of-view, by the way. God must have some weaknesses, or He wouldn't have made US. Maybe He's really made in OUR image. (Hope I don't get struck by lightning anytime soon, or get burned at the stake either--hey what can I say?--I think God has a sense-of-humor. He's probably laughing his ass off right now at the huge mess we've made of things.)
Rare moments (Short Story) - 12/10/2003 11:16:15 AM
"even the night starts to smell bad," many good passages in here, such as this. descriptive throughout, palpable. well-captured.
True impressions (Short Story) - 8/13/2002 4:11:25 PM
shall we all hold to our convictions and our writings just as well
Rare moments (Short Story) - 8/13/2002 4:05:35 PM
what a trio
felt like i was there
True impressions (Short Story) - 8/10/2002 7:39:51 PM
good story ric, looking forward to more!
Sicily and beyond (Poetry) - 9/22/2008 1:11:12 PM
Excellent writing- the story it tells, the brevity and wisdom of what to say and what not to, the form, love it all.
Sicily and beyond (Poetry) - 9/19/2008 5:08:20 PM
Let there be peace once more, reigning glory of wars ended. Will there ever be such a time in our lifetime? Growing up in the 60's and still growing up in the 2000's, I still strive for a peaceful society, human kindness, love, and gentle healing angelic light to fill everyone's soul with peace.
I liked your poem, it made me reflect and re-instate what I have always dreamed of in this country.
My ancestors are from Siracusa (sp)Sicily, Italy. I still have many relatives there. I wish you peace, love, and light,
Selling lightning rods from door to door (Poetry) - 7/31/2008 7:17:09 PM
this is great, i love it, those secrets we try to push behind doors.
The drunken hazard of being up so late (Poetry) - 5/21/2008 8:14:48 PM
What are you doing with a pack of cards when the computer has all the games you could ever want, hell, I think I have not played solitaire other than on the puter for an easy 10 years...I enjoy being up late too, specially when I do so high...ed
The drunken hazard of being up so late (Poetry) - 5/21/2008 8:13:17 PM
But you walk tall in the light with words of magic....
Be always safe,
The drunken hazard of being up so late (Poetry) - 5/21/2008 6:51:16 PM
Fortunately, Richard, no one will ever accuse you
of being small with the pen (or your putermajig).
I like the way you write.
Minor collisions (Poetry) - 8/16/2007 11:00:38 PM
Interesting! Sometimes the choices we make are not always for the best it seems.....
Minor collisions (Poetry) - 8/16/2007 2:37:38 PM
Nice work of art here! This will keep poetry alive!!!
Divide and conquer (Poetry) - 6/5/2007 7:08:55 AM
Germs workout (Poetry) - 2/26/2007 6:45:00 AM
i agree with Donna blood
crazy looking or any kind or scars
yes we are a scard people
you did it well!!
Happy comedy night, Valentine! (Poetry) - 2/26/2007 5:58:18 AM
wow ok that's how you did?
:) interesting way of putting it
(no pun intended)
but as always
Germs workout (Poetry) - 2/6/2007 3:04:08 PM
OH a tale in trifold you have given us Dear Richard. The ending is superb.........:)
Blessings & respect,
Germs workout (Poetry) - 2/5/2007 6:57:02 PM
blood used to be a bond-now it is a disease
Cut lengthwise (Poetry) - 1/24/2007 12:32:01 PM
sounds like cali
creative and interesting way
of the lost ones
Heading west (Poetry) - 1/23/2007 7:24:27 PM
Nice use of imagery in this one. The only issue I have is the lack of punctuation. While I can follow along, not knowing exactly where you want the reader to pause tends to be tricky, and causing me to re-read the lines again. Not beating you up on this, just an observation.
Old Fool's night out (Poetry) - 1/23/2007 7:16:39 PM
Richard, your work is interesting, with an acute sense of detail and language that tells a story. I did find it hard at times to follow the thought process, but, like most of the other comtemporary poets out there, sometimes what we think is very clear to the writer becomes cloudy and confusing to the reader. Nevertheless, a nice write on this and many of your other works.
Dirty denial (Poetry) - 11/16/2006 7:09:04 PM
Dirty denial (Poetry) - 11/16/2006 12:19:48 PM
exhausting....as i remembered
you pull those images out of my mind
Dirty denial (Poetry) - 11/15/2006 5:39:33 PM
A darn good read.
Lamplight story (Poetry) - 11/15/2006 4:53:59 PM
He sounds like an eccentric...a fascinating character. Great poem.
Lamplight story (Poetry) - 11/15/2006 3:35:27 PM
Haha!! Were you influenced bu the beat poets?
Top hat variations (Poetry) - 11/8/2006 4:24:41 PM
haha, a wonderful glimpse of life
Banana Republic (Poetry) - 11/2/2006 4:40:26 AM
Banana Republic (Poetry) - 11/1/2006 2:11:45 PM
Glad to be the first to read such well written work.
A portly report (Poetry) - 10/14/2006 6:32:30 PM
filling indeed ...
A portly report (Poetry) - 10/11/2006 12:39:30 AM
God, there goes my diet. ROFL....
A portly report (Poetry) - 10/10/2006 6:36:50 PM
OK OK, I'll skip the ice cream tonight.
Heading west (Poetry) - 9/26/2006 3:24:48 PM
Heading west (Poetry) - 9/22/2006 11:09:10 PM
Good one. Reflective.
Steady as she goes (Poetry) - 8/31/2006 3:39:25 PM
Sandie Angel :(
For the man that never was (Poetry) - 8/28/2006 4:18:27 PM
Whoa! This is truly a powerful write. Straight and to the point. I enjoyed it very much.
Out of sight (Poetry) - 8/27/2006 11:44:43 PM
very nice poem of expression enjoyed your work!!!!jaydan
Out of sight (Poetry) - 8/27/2006 8:57:47 PM
This one tells a story. Good write!
Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
The unforseen delay of leaving in a hurry (Poetry) - 8/25/2006 5:43:16 PM
of awkward proportions ,,,, stellar lines!
Divulged accordingly (Poetry) - 8/12/2006 6:32:14 AM
Powerful and beautifully crafted. Panda :)
Divulged accordingly (Poetry) - 8/11/2006 5:10:27 PM
This one's for me (Poetry) - 8/7/2006 11:12:05 AM
this is great ric, one of your best
This one's for me (Poetry) - 8/6/2006 9:08:35 PM
keep coming west Ric and perhaps we can both loose sight with some absinthe... rocking brood - Love it!
This one's for me (Poetry) - 8/6/2006 2:06:05 PM
Magnificent, brooding write, Richard. Now pass the Cuervo Tequila Oro so I can catch up...
This one's for me (Poetry) - 8/6/2006 12:49:35 PM
One for John (Poetry) - 8/2/2006 7:54:57 AM
you summed it up very well, ric
One for John (Poetry) - 8/1/2006 1:44:11 PM
Concise, clear, and to the point--nailed it!
Get rid of it (Poetry) - 7/31/2006 1:41:42 PM
Get rid of it (Poetry) - 7/31/2006 8:03:29 AM
Great verse. imagery your words conjure up for the reader.
Read it like a knight (Poetry) - 7/29/2006 5:52:41 AM
This is quite a write! Very profound and I enjoyed it very much. Happy I dropped in. Panda :)
Read it like a knight (Poetry) - 7/28/2006 5:23:48 PM
As the poet placed this tightly-imaged evocative wrte upon the page with all the skill and bravado of a knight stepping boldly into the arena, so is one obligated to READ IT LIKE A KNIGHT. Exemplary work.
Read it like a knight (Poetry) - 7/24/2006 8:46:28 PM
I love it!
Read it like a knight (Poetry) - 7/24/2006 6:39:03 PM
Yuck! Though it does remind me of a few.
Read it like a knight (Poetry) - 7/24/2006 5:23:13 PM
Nice wordplay. This nite has know idea what you are riting about.
It matters to some (Poetry) - 7/13/2006 6:33:10 PM
certainly something to stink about ... i mean, think about. you crack me right up!
It matters to some (Poetry) - 7/13/2006 1:25:07 PM
It matters to some (Poetry) - 7/13/2006 12:07:52 PM
The whole world at times is one big fart if you read the news.
Live & let live (Poetry) - 7/12/2006 8:13:37 AM
love the way you take in the world and spit it out on the page.
Not late, just forgetful (Poetry) - 7/12/2006 7:52:43 AM
ha sounds like a typical morning at my house
Not late, just forgetful (Poetry) - 7/11/2006 4:33:22 PM
ROFL...well you're dressed for something now. Have fun.
No surprises (Poetry) - 5/21/2006 12:18:34 PM
The first verse made me think of a Caillebote painting for some reason! Love that...reminds me of walking down the boardwalk then coming upon some homeless people. I liked how you made this in short, tight lines.
No surprises (Poetry) - 5/21/2006 3:09:49 AM
Well-described imageries. Well-done!
Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Every way the bottle spins (Poetry) - 5/14/2006 7:26:33 AM
most excellent, as per your usual, and definitely know this scenario and the stories that build and sometimes roar from neighboring townhouses.
Don't leave home without it (Poetry) - 5/13/2006 6:36:06 AM
Superb write Richard, love your metaphor.
Don't leave home without it (Poetry) - 5/12/2006 5:26:48 PM
I liked this, a great write here, keep up the great work, and be blessed in doing so
Done in 15 minutes (Poetry) - 4/24/2006 8:44:01 PM
Okay, so it only takes "me" 15 minutes, but it is the best minutes of my life...LOL...ed
Done in 15 minutes (Poetry) - 4/24/2006 2:18:00 PM
indeed! staying on task can be a nightmare at times when there are just so many wonderful distractions - the curse of a writer....
Against the last grain of sleepy sand (Poetry) - 4/9/2006 5:51:54 PM
Sad to say but this is the first time I've read your poetry and from here out I will uncover it all. The words in this one remind me of hanging sheets of cotton and the field day run of a boy in full blown freedom. The verse is eloquent verse. I admire your style and really want to read more.
Against the last grain of sleepy sand (Poetry) - 4/9/2006 3:29:43 PM
a pretty cotton world sounds like a nightmare to me
Call it Paranoia (Poetry) - 4/8/2006 8:59:23 AM
As a firm supporter of anything in the "humor" category, I zipped over to read this... not a bit disappointed that I did.
You have kept the dark side at bay, yet covered the oh, so human side of that "P" word in your title.
Good stuff! katy xox
Calm down, you idiot! (Poetry) - 2/13/2006 9:22:36 AM
good 4 you :)
Some mothers (Poetry) - 2/8/2006 4:03:15 PM
very deep and dark this one
Some mothers (Poetry) - 2/2/2006 4:17:12 PM
this reminded me of plath
Some mothers (Poetry) - 1/28/2006 4:50:07 PM
Edgy, intriguing write, Richard. Well done.
For the material girl (Poetry) - 1/17/2006 12:42:27 PM
January man (Poetry) - 1/4/2006 1:33:16 AM
Interesting write Richard. I especially loved the lines
'the street's like
all bumpy and shut tight'
So vivid and descriptive.
Thanks for sharing.
Like an illness (Poetry) - 11/18/2005 3:47:24 PM
This reminded me of two things- a sick person in historical times, and also a sick person in a pub cleaning up after people, alcoholism, etc. Very thought-provoking for so short a piece.
Like an illness (Poetry) - 11/18/2005 6:13:14 AM
I must really be the odd one as I do believe I understand what you have penned here! This is a multilayered metaphor that; to me, speaks of mundane, things taken for granted, that which we do not take a moment to enjoy anymore, all sucked up by the hurriedness...like an illness! I enjoyed this one, made me think here!
Like an illness (Poetry) - 11/9/2005 4:11:56 PM
I'm having a dumb moment. I can't understand this poem.
Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o(
Tailor-made truths (Poetry) - 11/9/2005 4:04:44 PM
interesting.. the way the young men feel these days
loved how you summed it all up with so few words
Like an illness (Poetry) - 11/9/2005 4:03:51 PM
I really enjoy this.. I can relate.. in a sense
Scene twenty five, bone-dry (Poetry) - 8/3/2005 8:27:38 AM
Great write, Richard!
Head straight up & a Calico thumbpick (Poetry) - 8/3/2005 5:06:43 AM
i've been there
may be there now
Scene twenty five, bone-dry (Poetry) - 5/3/2005 3:07:17 PM
spoken like a true killer
don't need the flare of props and smoke
Scene twenty five, bone-dry (Poetry) - 4/20/2005 3:58:22 PM
and the camera moves on...nice
Tale of woe (Poetry) - 2/4/2005 12:06:35 PM
sounds very woeful to me
Tale of woe (Poetry) - 2/3/2005 5:31:41 PM
Great images. Enjoyed.
Tale of woe (Poetry) - 2/3/2005 3:36:37 PM
So many different thoughts for a short poem. Very well done...
Tale of woe (Poetry) - 2/3/2005 2:50:59 PM
washes away the dust
and looks into the cloudy eyes
with the same
Tale of woe (Poetry) - 2/3/2005 2:45:58 PM
Hmm this is one to think about for several reads.
Of course you don't have to read this (Poetry) - 1/28/2005 6:30:09 PM
more powerful than well you know...
most will ride on the poets back
Of course you don't have to read this (Poetry) - 1/27/2005 4:54:04 AM
Didn't have to, but I did! Liked it!
Of course you don't have to read this (Poetry) - 1/26/2005 6:39:26 PM
Let the reader (and the writer) beware!
Of course you don't have to read this (Poetry) - 1/26/2005 6:28:21 PM
But suppose the arms of sanity belonged to a professional wrestler with hair covering 90% of his body?
Of course you don't have to read this (Poetry) - 1/26/2005 6:01:08 PM
funny, i was just thinking the same thing ...
Of course you don't have to read this (Poetry) - 1/26/2005 3:00:22 PM
hi ric...nice and i always read your poems
Of course you don't have to read this (Poetry) - 1/26/2005 2:56:20 PM
Actually I thought for a minute you were talking about my finger that got almost chopped off.
Of course you don't have to read this (Poetry) - 1/26/2005 1:34:51 PM
But seriously...with a title like that, who could resist?
A strong, emotional, excellently composed poem. Well done!
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
I know I didn't have to, but I'm glad I did. :)