Recent Reviews for william jude aher
MEMORIES, SHADOWS AND DOORS (Viet Nam, Still?) (Short Story) - 8/1/2007 1:10:43 PM|
Very impressive narrative piece. And powerful. Vietnam, like WWII, continues to break waves of the past upon beach of now and the rocks of the future. One day, I hope, mankind will put away such primitive things such as armies of destruction and weapons of offence and find other ways to solve difference - or maybe accept that difference is O.K. as long as we agree to leave one another alone (at least in interfering and negative ways) . Malcolm Watts
reflections in black ice (Poetry) - 11/30/2013 8:17:46 AM
interesting poem ... needs a bit more coherent direction to achieve its objective ...
reflections in black ice (Poetry) - 11/27/2013 9:32:49 AM
The atmosphere of this poem brings the cold of winter nights into focus quite clearly. Easy to imagine cold winter roads when the cars are few and real fears of frostbite loom. I've been out in deep cold and have actually had frostbite, so this is pretty easy to relate to. Like life some things never end. So this seems to strike a chord with me. Very readable and gripping William. Bob
reflections in black ice (Poetry) - 11/20/2013 12:47:06 PM
1971 I was hitch-hiking at 2:00AM in the middle of winter on an empty road surrounded by open snow covered fields. almost going nowhere. and noticing I lost a glove on my thumb hand. a man is in drift when that alone.
reflections in black ice (Poetry) - 11/20/2013 11:31:54 AM
This one has a very surrealistic tone to it… Full of opposites and innuendo. Still, I didn't understand. But it may be some remembrances of things gone bad.
winter rhyme 2013 (Poetry) - 11/16/2013 5:30:08 PM
Dualities. part of the form. Complete and Begin in the same reality. A bit Harder like jazz. I jump from Blues to Jazz. Experience and then think. jude and mad
winter rhyme 2013 (Poetry) - 11/16/2013 8:59:30 AM
Hi: I think I'd like some punctuation in this poem. L11-18 can be taken with the lines both before and after them, and somehow seem unrelated in places. Some of this is excellent. Some I'm not sure how to read, and in a couple of places not sure what it has to do with winter. I do love the rhyme.
winter rhyme 2013 (Poetry) - 11/1/2013 7:59:37 AM
I live where I no longer see snowflakes fluttering down. They are now childhood memories of that magic time. Like Ed just wrote… This one's a gem.
winter rhyme 2013 (Poetry) - 10/31/2013 11:59:16 AM
Simplicity. A gem.
i am wanting (1972) (Poetry) - 10/22/2013 1:00:25 PM
Shades of "Nowhere Man." The Beatles
just past sunset (Poetry) - 10/10/2013 9:05:48 AM
just past sunset (Poetry) - 10/10/2013 8:20:38 AM
Great imagery and stirring phrases--a man who believes only in the mirror, and I remember once again tomorrow. Very original.
neither did the fairies (Poetry) - 10/8/2013 1:05:36 PM
a poet must always dream that there is more. to the world. to the universe. to your lovers.
neither did the fairies (Poetry) - 10/7/2013 7:11:46 AM
Someone living with more then [than] a single dimension? I found a slow leak under my sink… Nothing fairy about it.
a long poem on a short dream (Poetry) - 10/2/2013 10:26:58 AM
What a great title! And a great poem as well!
a long poem on a short dream (Poetry) - 9/30/2013 8:31:04 AM
i drift on a river tainted by the truth behind all reflections.
a long poem on a short dream (Poetry) - 9/30/2013 7:51:31 AM
Creates a lot of images in my mind that I can't seem to put together in any meaningful way.
my country tis of thee and again and in the end (Poetry) - 9/19/2013 10:36:19 AM
Now that was what I call, poignant. There is genius in these words to be heeded.
drifting soul (Poetry) - 9/5/2013 7:00:02 AM
They were giants when it came to courage in the face of much bigotry and hatred. We could use them now.
summertime skies (Poetry) - 8/16/2013 8:05:54 AM
That's right, a man can only try. If he succeeds, that's fine. Otherwise, he must try again.
summertime rhyme (love song to patti) (Poetry) - 8/7/2013 7:50:15 AM
Mad? Perhaps. Gifted? Definitely! Great poem without a lot of adjectives and adverbs to clutter it up.
summertime rhyme (love song to patti) (Poetry) - 8/7/2013 6:48:25 AM
Summertime rhyme, summertime wine, just divine.
across the river (Poetry) - 7/21/2013 6:45:33 AM
Strange but true. You can generally tell how a young woman will age by looking at her mother. I've known a few women who aged very well, and a few who did not. I would say that some young women… Get it while you're hot, you won't get it when you're not.
remember (Poetry) - 5/24/2013 7:00:08 AM
Unfortunately, the Vietnam War that finally touched our souls on what war really does, will go down in history as but a minor skirmish in the scheme of things.
On Memorial Day, proud uniform men strut their stuff and go through the rituals describing their pride and patriotism, while every day millions of veterans from wars as old as World War I suffer nightmares and torment, often lost and forgotten while we overlook them day to day when we see them on the street and never see them in their houses drinking their lives away.
I'm with you. The only war I'll go to is the one for love.
remember (Poetry) - 5/23/2013 1:25:12 PM
remember for sure
rice paper fingerprints (Poetry) - 5/22/2013 11:12:45 AM
Totally down and out.
reaching for sound (Poetry) - 5/15/2013 7:19:50 AM
I simply don't get it. However, your poem could be about the philosophical question raised when a tree falls in the forest and there is no one there to hear it.
coat of shadows (Poetry) - 5/11/2013 4:48:52 PM
Outstanding poetry! I enjoyed this!
coat of shadows (Poetry) - 4/27/2013 10:57:03 AM
The old poet draws from memory his rhymes.
coat of shadows (Poetry) - 4/26/2013 12:43:21 PM
moody, misty, enchanting, drifty, captivating, creative rhyme
and still the last word that fits is not twilight but mind.
for Audrie and… (Poetry) - 4/13/2013 3:15:25 PM
So many unexplained in the obits, just stating the cold facts...."died unexpectedly at home." It chills my soul to read them, and it seems they are ever more frequent.
Good writing from the despairing child's perspective!
for Audrie and… (Poetry) - 4/13/2013 6:03:18 AM
powerful message ...
for Audrie and… (Poetry) - 4/12/2013 1:20:07 PM
yes there are too many like this robbed from life
the long silence (Poetry) - 4/5/2013 9:01:45 AM
Thoroughly and wonderfully obscure.
the long silence (Poetry) - 4/3/2013 2:52:50 PM
a wonderful rythym to this
the song (Poetry) - 2/19/2013 7:49:05 AM
Surely the little girl splashing in the water revives memories in the tired man. There is a song in everyone's heart.
under frozen sunlight (Poetry) - 1/13/2013 3:52:22 PM
A truly exquisite poem and thought provoking.
a moment of silence (Poetry) - 1/7/2013 5:26:52 PM
A well composed trubute to lost little angels and some heroic adults that chose to stay with the children
peace be with you
under frozen sunlight (Poetry) - 1/2/2013 2:59:06 PM
yet I think a lot about death
The young hearts are the keepers of the rhythm
Enjoyed your write Jude
Peace be with you
Happy New Year
black night reason (Poetry) - 1/2/2013 7:11:35 AM
dark and mysteriiously beautiful...liked this muchly...pmedlin
under frozen sunlight (Poetry) - 1/2/2013 7:08:38 AM
you caught me with this intriguing title...so glad you did. this is such a fine piece...the way it carrys one to examine that which lies under the frozen sunlight. i especially liked 'where you sin unknowingly'. beautiful lines throughout....pmedlin
under frozen sunlight (Poetry) - 1/1/2013 8:39:03 AM
the older man just dreams and is happy
a moment of silence (Poetry) - 12/17/2012 6:37:24 PM
a fine tribute to the wee ones lost
sandy (Poetry) - 11/9/2012 3:10:16 PM
sandy (Poetry) - 11/7/2012 5:53:03 AM
Let's hope so. It's a long wait until spring, there's another storm coming in, and all these good folks will probably be gone when the hard times come. We've got people here in Houston from New Orleans that never went back after Katrina.
seeds (Poetry) - 10/24/2012 7:16:01 AM
I couldn't make any sense of it, but then I'm not too perceptive when it comes to free verse.
ice-moon tree (Poetry) - 9/13/2012 2:48:46 AM
Enjoyed this one...
dreams of a walking man (Poetry) - 8/26/2012 9:38:47 AM
Thumb-tripped a bit myself. Also picked up a lot of hitchhikers. Also picked up a lot of hitchhikers. You learn a lot from these road walkers. There was one, in particular, named Woodrow Wilson Guthrie that struck a chord with me.
long touch (Poetry) - 8/21/2012 1:52:39 PM
A sweet poem, from the soul.
long touch (Poetry) - 8/15/2012 9:42:25 AM
I believe you are writing about the amount of time it takes for the memory to leave your consciousness, as a “long touch.”
long touch (Poetry) - 8/13/2012 11:33:33 AM
I have known this one Jude... through "Love Smiles"...he moved my soul!
long songs (Poetry) - 8/3/2012 5:36:52 AM
One of the best poems I've read in a while. Felt I was sitting on the edge too. Wonderfully penned.
long songs (Poetry) - 7/29/2012 10:48:11 AM
Whimsical and melancholy. Good memories remain and have to be cultivated.
a poet’s eyes (Poetry) - 7/18/2012 9:03:45 AM
it is because we can't see...that we see so much and...dare...to write what our eyes see. very well done, thanks
black night reason (Poetry) - 7/4/2012 8:15:01 AM
This one is very mysterious. In fact, so mysterious I can't make out its symbolism.
black night reason (Poetry) - 7/3/2012 1:22:16 PM
every man...at least once, sooner or later...will experience this kind of reasoning for, every man goes through...black night(s).
excellent, thanks for share
one act play blues (Poetry) - 5/21/2012 7:23:05 PM
Wow!! One of my favorites, Jude!! I was captured from top to bottom..
Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen
one act play blues (Poetry) - 5/21/2012 5:17:19 PM
Has a little taste of a quasi Andy Warhol surreal drawing and memory
Just the right amount of succinct words to make this project come alive
one act play blues (Poetry) - 5/21/2012 12:49:17 PM
This will certainly does have a saddening dream tinge that one might call the blues.
no exit (Poetry) - 5/4/2012 10:45:10 AM
Reads like modern art. Difficult understand but beautiful anyway. Mine was “Last Free Exit.”
no exit (Poetry) - 5/3/2012 5:25:27 AM
just a hint of realms beyond...
mesmerizing read, jude, well done.
last autumn sail (Poetry) - 3/20/2012 9:14:40 PM
that one should be so blessed to make the 'transition' this way. thanks for sharing.
last autumn sail (Poetry) - 3/20/2012 9:49:19 AM
Soft, dark, bright, light… Lovely words put together in a lovely way. The thing I remember most about watching the ships on the Ganges was the silence. Everyone was sailing and there were no motors polluting up and down the river.
of sand (Poetry) - 3/17/2012 10:15:26 AM
Symbolically meaningful are your verses to me, Jude. Thanks for sharing. Love and peace to you,
of sand (Poetry) - 3/11/2012 11:09:29 AM
You imparted a lot of meaning with these frugal words… Drops… Grains of water, of sand.
driftwood (Poetry) - 11/2/2011 3:20:29 PM
driftwood (Poetry) - 11/2/2011 2:44:22 PM
William - Every raye of Sunshine shines, as does your poem. "Where tears still believe, in the birth of an artist's seasons".
God Bless You,
a poet’s eyes (Poetry) - 9/12/2011 5:24:35 AM
outstanding poem. yes a poet bleeds his belieft onto the page.
a poet’s eyes (Poetry) - 9/11/2011 7:09:02 PM
Very cool poem, very very cool.
a rainbow’s silence (Poetry) - 8/7/2011 9:21:47 PM
Great writing. Love the title and that last sentence.
when you need to believe (Poetry) - 7/22/2011 6:45:15 PM
an excellent write Jude
Peace be with you
when you need to believe (Poetry) - 7/20/2011 8:50:17 PM
Very insightful poem. I loved it. I like how it comes full circle at the end.
a long snow cold (Poetry) - 5/21/2011 5:25:25 AM
Wonderful writing indeed sweet man...stay safe and well..Hugsss
a long snow cold (Poetry) - 5/20/2011 4:18:37 PM
This is fine writing, Jude.
a long snow cold (Poetry) - 5/20/2011 3:08:44 PM
Jude, I enjoyed this, it said something to me, though to be honest, I know not what...but I find of poetry to be read & re-thought over time gives it more meaning...thank you for this...Ed
moon night wind (Poetry) - 4/18/2011 10:53:45 PM
An awesome peace William
Most enjoyable reading
Peace be with you
moon night wind (Poetry) - 4/15/2011 8:43:21 AM
spectacular poetry through and through!!!
where dragonflies dream (Poetry) - 3/24/2011 4:42:11 PM
How sweet, love it!
where dragonflies dream (Poetry) - 3/21/2011 11:40:44 PM
Gorgeous and sweeping, jude, got so caught up into the piece, the end threw me. Great patterns and finesse.
blood upon sand (Poetry) - 3/19/2011 8:58:32 AM
sighhhhhhhh..I like the way you write this intereting enjoyed dear man...Hugsss
such silence (Poetry) - 3/19/2011 8:19:42 AM