Recent Reviews for Wm. Eric Hammond
Bury It Deep (Short Story) - 11/2/2007 9:17:34 AM|
A beautifully poignant depiction of a father/son relationship. The high quality description and dialogue, and a panoply of implied emotions reminded me of a good Updike passage, thanks for writing and sharing it. David P.
Red Sky in Morning (a sonnet) (Poetry) - 1/20/2008 10:30:04 AM
Perfect title - Red Sky in Morning (sailors take warning) Good weather indicator in the mountains, too. Never thought of personifying it, though. Excellent! - David
Red Sky in Morning (a sonnet) (Poetry) - 1/2/2008 9:00:31 AM
closing couplet is stilling. ..
combining tranquility with trembling. ..
a beautiful thing~
Flowers on the Playground (Poetry) - 12/6/2007 9:31:53 PM
such brusque stopstill images; like heavy heartbeats...the fragmented and formal effect of syntax adds a tilt to the mind of the character.. .a there but vanishing haze of yester. ..
Wide-Eyed Little One (Dylan's Song) (Poetry) - 11/2/2007 5:44:13 PM
Red Sky in Morning (a sonnet) (Poetry) - 11/2/2007 5:42:38 PM
Great! Anyone who's been in a bad storm at sea will attest!
Flowers on the Playground (Poetry) - 10/31/2007 12:09:15 PM
Hi (guessing it's Bill), I liked this poem a lot. Contemporary and some very nice imagery. Am a bit rushed now but will have to read your othr postings. You said you're unpublished, but your work would be very welcome at Coffee Press Journal where I've published a number of poems. Take a look at it (www.coffeepressjournal.com). It's nicely laid out, and the editor, Jim Brown, is a great guy. My own experience is that unless one is a budding genius in poetry, sites like Coffee Press Journal are a godsend. I've been lucky with some other journals but find it depressing to look at the acceptance rates of good sites in the publication entitled "Poet's Market" (an annual paper back you can buy in any book store or on the web). Of course, writing poetry is a reward in itself, but getting it published is the icing on the cake that we need once in awhile. All the best, Don.
Red Sky in Morning (a sonnet) (Poetry) - 10/30/2007 10:28:15 AM
And my first read of yours is a sonnet! I am a lover of the sonnet form and enjoy reading good ones. This is very well done! Myrna
Wide-Eyed Little One (Dylan's Song) (Poetry) - 10/29/2007 11:20:39 AM
Great stuff! My "Rubber, Purple Dinosaur" was written when my son was 5 and my "Expectant Father" was written before he was born. I look forward to reading more of your poems.
Flowers on the Playground (Poetry) - 10/29/2007 11:19:25 AM
Another wonderful effort. I enjoy your descriptive talent and look forward to reading more of your work. Keep writing.
Red Sky in Morning (a sonnet) (Poetry) - 10/29/2007 11:18:11 AM
Great sonnet! I've been working on this form for the past couple of years and I admire anyone who attempts it. And the sailing/sea setting is perfect. Good job.
Flowers on the Playground (Poetry) - 10/29/2007 9:41:51 AM
Enjoyed the vivid imagery. Very interesting poem. I'll be back to read it again. - David
Wide-Eyed Little One (Dylan's Song) (Poetry) - 10/19/2007 5:37:22 PM
Wonderfully optimistic for a long and hopeful future, enjoyed....