Recent Reviews for J E Thill
This is for your benefit, sweet heart. (Short Story) - 4/20/2002 10:43:07 PM|
This is for your benefit, sweet heart. (Short Story) - 4/1/2002 10:42:29 PM
writing style brings to mind H. Bogart style and a book about a young man growing up in NY posh boarding school; can't remember the book's name and too lazy to get up and find it. i would read more of your writing for the sense of adventure, unrest and searching it brings out in me. i like the unusual perspective of seeing things most wouldn't take the time to notice.
This is for your benefit, sweet heart. (Short Story) - 4/1/2002 8:14:28 PM
I'm a bit biased, but I still think it's good. I.. yeah. The ends come back around and surprise you when you're not looking for them.
There will be a time (Poetry) - 2/5/2009 4:03:34 AM
A wiseful poem,take care
picket walls (Poetry) - 2/5/2009 4:02:04 AM
A well written and excellent poem,take care
Even as I Shudder (Poetry) - 9/23/2008 11:33:17 AM
Especially love this part: "just the slow dance of
for the other shoe" - wondeful write! -- Jeff
Even as I Shudder (Poetry) - 9/22/2008 1:15:31 PM
This really goes to the heart....and my library, lol. I was wondering did you mean shutter as in a camera or shudder as in the body movement? I ask because either would work. Blessings, Michelle
Even as I Shudder (Poetry) - 9/18/2008 10:30:05 PM
Flowing, ever moving rhythm that breathes as water in a brook....
Be always safe,
Willows (Poetry) - 8/28/2008 7:32:46 PM
A very beautiful piece enwrapping so many emotions between each line, just wonderful...
Be always safe,
Tune (Poetry) - 8/27/2008 7:33:24 PM
What a sad poem that starts out humorous and ends in tragedy. Very well written.
Dancing with a Green Bottle (Poetry) - 8/17/2008 2:51:52 PM
This is one of the best poems i have read in awhile, really tight, excellent work.
Dancing with a Green Bottle (Poetry) - 8/13/2008 6:54:44 PM
Great writing,enjoyed very much...stay safe and well..Hugss
Dancing with a Green Bottle (Poetry) - 8/12/2008 4:15:25 AM
Well chosen words that carry a great message. Well done!
Clearing (Poetry) - 11/25/2007 8:16:12 AM
As they say, courage is not absence of fear, it overcoming that fear.
This poem is absolutely gripping. Precise in its images and unwavering in its courage.
Very well done.
Does anyone read poetry anymore? (Poetry) - 11/18/2007 7:05:42 PM
so i did endeavour and found brilliance and entanglement. .
what a stark raving chord youve struck; the fear of our selves and what we want to desperately to recognize both within and without. . . you seem to be able to write form a deeper palce than most can reach....a truth revealing dark mirror. .and its so visceral, gutteral. ..plain and simple
i admire your honesty and your audacity AND your obvious raw way with words and imagetic emotions..
Clearing (Poetry) - 11/18/2007 7:01:36 PM
i dont know who you are, or where you came from, but i read this mesmerized. ..pulled and bound into so many directions; ghostly, wistful, sentimental, enthralled...angered. . i could go on. .
there is something absolutely raw and distinct in this. . .
a pounding resonance. ..
a fearful wish. ..
a stilling voice for what is left of hope. .
i msut endeavour to read more of you~
How's Heaven, Grampa? (Poetry) - 8/3/2007 11:59:01 PM
How's Heaven, Grampa? (Poetry) - 7/25/2007 2:46:31 PM
A most heartfelt write so full of love and compassion. What a nice tribute to your Grandpa.....
How's Heaven, Grampa? (Poetry) - 7/25/2007 8:35:53 AM
This one reaches out and squeezes the heart: well done.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
How's Heaven, Grampa? (Poetry) - 7/25/2007 8:18:34 AM
Loved your "Tuesday w/ Morrie" dig. I was forced to read that book & gagged all the way through it. I liked the poem even better, though. You have a strong, true voice.
Too Scared to Drive (Poetry) - 1/23/2007 7:27:54 PM
an interesting view of thought...being scared...
nice work.....Art Sun...
Too Scared to Drive (Poetry) - 1/23/2007 3:40:39 AM
whoa....really nice way of writing
left me wondering for surely what it was
abuse comes in many forms...you got something here
Too Scared to Drive (Poetry) - 1/21/2007 4:43:31 AM
Does anyone read poetry anymore? (Poetry) - 8/16/2006 6:59:25 AM
With talent and gifted writing like this I'd be soaring!;-)
perhaps you can't handle success...
Does anyone read poetry anymore? (Poetry) - 8/15/2006 5:27:46 PM
JE, it is not talent that you're missing...your "self-loathing" and "regret" cannot hide the real talent in this work...I think, what you are referring to as talent, may actually be wonder...consider:
There was once [wonder] in
these hands, ...
Nonetheless, this is very good. Linda
Does anyone read poetry anymore? (Poetry) - 8/12/2006 10:42:35 PM
Not sure where you think the talent has gone .... I see it all over and through this write...
Does anyone read poetry anymore? (Poetry) - 8/12/2006 4:09:35 AM
Regrets will kill you if you let them...really liked the construct of this, gives cause for much to contemplate...there seems to be plenty of talent on this page to me. Panda :)
Pocket soldier (Poetry) - 1/13/2006 5:36:27 AM
I truly was a very fortunate child...and I Thank You for reminding me how much so.
This is heartbreaking and blurringly way too real. I think I will return to read this again..or maybe even several times..as soon as my tears stop and my heart mends.
That Picture of Me (Poetry) - 1/12/2006 5:33:42 PM
Reminds me of my mother. She was forever asking if I still had?....from 30 years ago.
I'd say, "mother, I've moves on."
Just Thinking (Poetry) - 12/22/2005 9:36:52 PM
Ordinary is good. Nice work.
Lights on Franklin (Poetry) - 5/25/2005 10:07:17 PM
this is the first time i've read your work. i'll be reading some more.
A state of mind (Poetry) - 8/22/2004 3:19:21 AM
What a party...
Midlife (Poetry) - 10/23/2003 2:04:14 AM
Excellantly penned expressions of what we all feel and go thru, lovely poetry!
Midlife (Poetry) - 10/20/2003 8:39:01 PM
Excellent write with revelations that many will relate to. For I feel the sense of despair, the desire for hope...great poetry.
Midlife (Poetry) - 10/20/2003 7:49:31 PM
Nice thoughts and reflections we all take excellent.
Night Johnny (Poetry) - 9/13/2003 9:16:14 AM
Excellent write, J!
(((HUGS))) and love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :( >tears <
I grew up listening to Johnny Cash's music! :)
Night Johnny (Poetry) - 9/13/2003 4:29:18 AM
Good one!!! My sentiments (almost) exactly. The man's voice did get better with age -- as evidenced by "Live at the Viper Club". Him and Hoyt and Waylon are quite a trio now.
Night Johnny (Poetry) - 9/12/2003 10:50:06 PM
Awesome write...great tribute to a great performer..He will be missed by many..
Night Johnny (Poetry) - 9/12/2003 2:17:26 PM
this is great!!!!!!
Night Johnny (Poetry) - 9/12/2003 12:24:04 PM
this is realistic and heartfelt--great tribute
i especially enjoyed
"...pissed to the gills one night
i heard you warble out of
the jukebox and i finally
heard your words, your character,
your intensity came rolling out
and i finally got it.
thank you for the time you were
here. thank you for giving me another
chance at it.
say hi to june for me.
i bet she was missing ya."
(((HUGS))) and love,
he will be missed
Night Johnny (Poetry) - 9/12/2003 12:22:46 PM
~tears~ this is an outstanding tribute for an outstanding man.
Yeah I'll agree, although it may have been one of his biggest hits, Ring of Fire some how don't fit the day.
Thank you for sharing. Lisa
Kept Faith (Poetry) - 9/4/2003 10:49:16 AM
Very nicely done, and that ending question wraps it all up so well!
Personel Demons (Poetry) - 7/31/2003 12:12:45 PM
powerful write, last stanza a philosphical beauty....
Dry Anticipation (Poetry) - 7/30/2003 7:41:00 PM
Because What You Anticipate Never Really Happens_
What You Least Expect Always Does Happen!!
There will be a time (Poetry) - 7/30/2003 3:41:18 PM
Whew! I was holding my breath with this one...awesome....
There will be a time (Poetry) - 7/30/2003 2:52:59 PM
Words of wisdom indeed! ~Z~
Anniversary at the Factory (Poetry) - 7/30/2003 2:38:11 PM
You convey quite a lot of despair and perseverance in a few succinct words--nice!
Anniversary at the Factory (Poetry) - 7/30/2003 12:59:32 PM
well done ... the "grandmother to the oven" section was *the* best when it came to sinking this piece!
Anniversary at the Factory (Poetry) - 7/30/2003 12:58:39 PM
I too, am a Warren Murphy fan.
Anniversary at the Factory (Poetry) - 7/30/2003 12:51:37 PM
(((HUGS))) and love,
Finger Painting (Poetry) - 7/9/2003 6:30:29 AM
You ARE beautiful...and so are your words. This really is a joy to read.
Finger Painting (Poetry) - 7/9/2003 3:44:18 AM
Finger painting. Mastering the feeling of haveing lived fast and hard. Beloved by someone. The colors were more splattered than mixed. Bill Murray
Finger Painting (Poetry) - 7/8/2003 8:24:10 PM
A cleverly written well done piece...true love has no senses...that includes sight! I really enjoyed this piece!
Finger Painting (Poetry) - 7/8/2003 6:17:08 PM
Uuuuummmmm!.....Quite interesting.....even with the hard words like "slam" and "hammer" and "Grab".
Sandie Angel a.k.a. May Lu :o)
While my mind was away. (Poetry) - 7/6/2003 4:00:45 PM
"I am living in a white box
with a lawn shared by
my neighbors. " ...ABOSLUTELY WOW! Cry, shmy, why....Your verses and thought process --GOOD! Damned good.
While my mind was away. (Poetry) - 7/5/2003 9:47:40 PM
I LOVE it !!! especially that 'ballpeen'. Clever. Could hear the hammering.
While my mind was away. (Poetry) - 7/5/2003 6:20:21 PM
It seems to me that you have both passion and something to say. This is very good.
I will not be in to work today (Poetry) - 7/4/2003 8:23:51 AM
....going through the motions.
I will not be in to work today (Poetry) - 7/4/2003 7:51:33 AM
LMAO! I loved this! Ha ha! This is beauty in it's own way, shape and form!
I will not be in to work today (Poetry) - 7/3/2003 2:39:03 PM
This is about the best quit work notice I ever saw. Great write.
I will not be in to work today (Poetry) - 7/3/2003 2:00:31 PM
Hey! Can I join you? This is good!
I will not be in to work today (Poetry) - 7/3/2003 1:45:30 PM
hahahaha...you are a genius. Love this.
Out (Poetry) - 7/3/2003 12:42:23 PM
Funny. I have to piss away at the computer. It's my livlihood. Love the poem.
Two bag shuffle (Poetry) - 8/2/2002 11:49:02 AM
This was a great story with rich images. I'd be interested to know the person on who this story is based.
Rummy (Poetry) - 7/30/2002 7:06:39 AM
I used to find comic books in my couch. Rummy is best when you're the one scooping 3's and 8's. You write good stuff. I'll keep checking back for more.
Loose Meat Thoughts (Poetry) - 4/3/2002 3:29:08 PM
Reading this is almost like being there. I like the ending...
Teddy Ruxbin was a Hack (Poetry) - 4/3/2002 3:24:36 PM
Vivid in the telling...
Hypocrisy (Poetry) - 4/3/2002 3:17:55 PM
Powerful in word and effect...
Loose Meat Thoughts (Poetry) - 4/2/2002 3:55:45 PM
i'm working my way thru your stuff, which i enjoy more and more as i read. thanks for the look into your head
Two bag shuffle (Poetry) - 4/2/2002 3:49:39 PM
its all a matter of perspective i guess, life seen thru the haze of a 10 minute cigarette break.
Two bag shuffle (Poetry) - 4/2/2002 2:50:24 AM
I agree with Freddy. Sorry I can't catch the meaning of this poem.
Sandie Angel :o)
Two bag shuffle (Poetry) - 4/2/2002 2:48:40 AM
I'm not sure what this is all about. Strange deep poem.
Two bag shuffle (Poetry) - 4/1/2002 10:35:59 PM
well, it's deep, settled, strong, solid but dangerous. what i would call "a bad boy". leaves me afraid to comment and that's a compliment.
Loose Meat Thoughts (Poetry) - 2/13/2002 3:27:14 AM
this is very funny...
what is it with the supermarket that the odd end of society seems to gravitate towards it?
I observe the strangest people there...
Charity (Poetry) - 2/8/2002 1:36:02 PM
Interesting write. Take them where we can. I will take a hug any way I can get one too.
The Smoking Gun (Poetry) - 2/7/2002 6:16:16 PM
You are a character. I can tell already and god I love it! Great write! Janet
American Dreams (Poetry) - 2/7/2002 6:14:15 PM
Oh hell yes! This is fantabulous! Janet