Recent Reviews for J. Donald Coonrod
In the Bleb of Heaney's Icicle (Poetry) - 2/26/2013 9:23:30 AM|
A Little Sugar (Poetry) - 2/5/2013 8:14:33 AM
Fading Light (Poetry) - 11/21/2012 12:30:37 PM
Zephyers and Blasts (Poetry) - 10/11/2012 2:50:57 PM
oh yes this is indeed EXCELLENT!
Thanks for visiting me so that I could visit you
Wind Tides & Eclectic Moons
Laundry Room (Poetry) - 8/15/2008 8:51:14 AM
I like! I like! It's very good!
A Little Sugar (Poetry) - 8/15/2008 7:50:44 AM
Nature always replenishes ones soul some how,,,buds to blooms.
Good to see you post!
A Little Sugar (Poetry) - 8/14/2008 5:08:12 PM
Keep smiling dear man...stay safe and well....Hugsss
Love You (Poetry) - 7/6/2008 2:45:45 AM
How true it is that a handwritten letter can reveal such profound emotions, and you've put it all in this one poem. Beautiful.
Love You (Poetry) - 6/24/2008 11:00:36 AM
superb piece..love it..am saving this one..thank you!
Great Island Earth (Poetry) - 6/24/2008 10:59:26 AM
Indeed we are NOT alone..it is a fact that has been established a while now..what we need to do is to accept a whole new way of thinking..according to the Maya Calender we are in the throes of collective consciousness..open your sensors..I know you'll see what I getting at..the Gallactic connection is already in action!
A Lonely Shore (Poetry) - 6/19/2008 8:21:56 AM
So profound a write, makes you think absolutely loved it. This shore we live on is not lonely at all, Inhabited by all and then some. Aliens coming in from wherever seem to want to take over our shores too. Let us pray they don't.
Great Island Earth (Poetry) - 6/19/2008 8:20:28 AM
We don't know if life exists anywhere else out there. Maybe it does, people are always sighting weird objects and saying they have been abducted. It is a strange world and God has many secrets he has not let us know about.
Great Island Earth (Poetry) - 5/27/2008 6:23:08 PM
Warm and rejuinating and yes there are other life forms out there in the vast universe, we just have not met up with any YET.....
Be always safe,
Great Island Earth (Poetry) - 5/27/2008 4:29:53 PM
... Possibilities can never be taken away,, as all is possible,, this is stunning.. SO good to see you post !!!
Great Island Earth (Poetry) - 5/27/2008 1:33:51 PM
"...art longing for new images..."
Love this line. The entire piece is beautiful.
Laundry Room (Poetry) - 3/18/2008 10:26:05 AM
oh! I like the analogies in this one...
Trickle Down (Poetry) - 3/18/2008 10:22:19 AM
This has almost a plaintive sound...
Siku Sounds (Poetry) - 3/18/2008 10:21:14 AM
You are right... the cadence of this poem brings to mind Andean music... a sound all its own!
He Wouldn't Have Missed It (Poetry) - 3/18/2008 10:19:53 AM
This one gave me a chuckle...
Miracle (Poetry) - 3/18/2008 10:18:02 AM
I grew up on an egg farm... when we sold all of the chickens to give up our business for a more profitable one, we had to cut the heads off the chickens for the buyers. Dirty work... bleck! We always were amazed to see the chickens run, after the deed was done...
Great Aunt Ginny's Crystal (Poetry) - 3/18/2008 10:15:48 AM
The last stanza of your poem speaks of fond memories and a shining example...
Fireflies (for Jan) (Poetry) - 3/18/2008 10:12:42 AM
We just moved from the midwest and I will surely miss those unique little critters! I love the first stanza of your poem...
Little Giant (Poetry) - 3/18/2008 10:10:23 AM
This captures the essence of childhood...
Mud Trains and the Moon (Poetry) - 3/11/2008 6:08:31 PM
I loved the honesty of this: things--amongst all the certainty of change--that CANNOT be changed.
Mud Trains and the Moon (Poetry) - 2/26/2008 8:17:05 PM
very sad, tugs at the heart,,,,
A Lonely Shore (Poetry) - 2/26/2008 8:13:28 PM
Very Beautiful Poem , breathtaking.
Love You (Poetry) - 2/26/2008 7:51:41 PM
This is true from the heart,,it flows with sentiment.
Love You (Poetry) - 2/26/2008 5:33:28 PM
So very sweet and filled with innocence and love...
Be always safe,
Irises (Poetry) - 1/25/2008 7:53:29 PM
An engaging, lilting paean to one of my/our favorite spring flowers, Donald, with age rearing its continuing hold on Past. Your symbolism, sweet. Reasoning overcoming past, with love and vision, illuminates the reader. I think it's the fragileness of iris flowers, blooming from stalks of spears, kissed by early sunshine and tears of cool rains, which, um, 'refresh' us. So gorgeous, the blooms, so tough and guarding, it's form of leaves.
Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen
Irises (Poetry) - 1/24/2008 9:02:36 AM
Nice, Don. Enjoyed.
Irises (Poetry) - 1/23/2008 2:26:11 PM
O.K., despite the lyrics, I'm still here on earth, a poet with a German name (they came over before the War of the American Revolution), but I'm 75% Celtic by documented heritage. That probably explains the poem, Irises. All the best, Don.
Useful Things (Poetry) - 1/23/2008 2:13:00 PM
As noted, I liked the focus of the editor of Mid-America Poetry Review, but I still like my original, longer version better. O.K. don't hold me to it, but I'll try to add it when time permits. All the best, Don Coonrod
Sending Flowers (Poetry) - 1/21/2008 11:17:44 PM
Very touching, one that reaches out to the soul and leaves its embrace....
Sending Flowers (Poetry) - 1/20/2008 5:02:08 PM
Hold out not to part, but of whole loves embrace once again...this is a most calling write...enjoyed.
Laundry Room (Poetry) - 1/19/2008 6:48:27 PM
this gives much to ponder,, excellent job!
Sending Flowers (Poetry) - 1/19/2008 2:31:57 PM
There is that thread of love and hope,, a sad write, well done
The Prairie (Poetry) - 1/13/2008 2:09:19 PM
You paint a wonderful picture. I could see the woman baking and could smell all the wonderful fragrances filing the air....
Fading Light (Poetry) - 1/6/2008 1:05:41 PM
Well versed and yet a feel of emotions running deep....
Zephyers and Blasts (Poetry) - 1/4/2008 6:36:21 PM
excellent montage of images ... would have been nice if you elaborated on exactly what the "failed promises" comprised of ...
Miracle (Poetry) - 1/4/2008 3:32:34 PM
Life in days of hunting and ruggedness has long been erased. Yet this was an almost daily activity if one wanted to eat. Very descriptive...
Miracle (Poetry) - 1/4/2008 2:55:43 PM
This is an interesting story. It was really a miracle. We Women need them often...
Provenance (Poetry) - 12/17/2007 10:44:31 PM
Interesting perspective, man is just an other in the world of nature, well said.... Congratulations to you both....
Provenance (Poetry) - 12/17/2007 4:03:30 PM
Nature paints a canvas like no other, This is exquisite.
Ironing Board (Poetry) - 12/15/2007 1:42:30 PM
Thanks Karen, all the best, Don Coonrod.
Ironing Board (Poetry) - 12/14/2007 7:00:48 PM
Wonderfully expressed as a family gathers together in the evening after a very long, hard working day...
Modern Dictionary I (Poetry) - 12/12/2007 3:22:56 PM
"Rolling over with laughter - giggling with good humor!"
Taffy (Poetry) - 12/12/2007 3:18:48 PM
I think we all have a little taffy in us,,,,,, Nice Job!
Eels (Poetry) - 12/11/2007 8:46:53 AM
I would hope so,, All things on earth are His creations,, and I feel there is Beauty in all... Great Job!
Eels (Poetry) - 12/10/2007 3:03:44 PM
What a nice little poem you have there!
Closeness (Poetry) - 12/10/2007 2:20:44 PM
sounds like fun loving to me,,, very good poem!
Useful Things (Poetry) - 12/9/2007 6:38:28 PM
So many of the things we have come to depend upon, yet we need to stand alone too, nicely worded....
Snow Flowers (Poetry) - 12/8/2007 8:57:20 PM
So very beautiful and full of frangrances that seem to linger long after they are gone, well done...
Snow Flowers (Poetry) - 12/8/2007 4:47:55 PM
no kidding lingering forever in our minds,, I love flowers, and have many flower gardens,, I breath them,, this is most beautiful and I love the title,,,,,:)
Snow Flowers (Poetry) - 12/8/2007 4:34:24 PM
It happens to me too. You write really well, for a doctor.) Really it is lyrical. Like a Monet painting.
He Wouldn't Have Missed It (Poetry) - 12/8/2007 2:06:36 PM
Very interesting writing! Isn't it weird! New words keep cropping up, puzzling me for a while as I try to figure out what they mean. One small example: When did perimeters become parameters? I don't know if parameters made it to the dictionary yet because my copy is too old, and maybe I am, too.
You are so right. I liked Ogden Nash, too.
Love Is (Poetry) - 12/4/2007 5:30:19 PM
A lovely write filled with optimism and hope for a future to yet be lived...
Love Is (Poetry) - 12/4/2007 1:58:07 PM
Sorry, Don... I need help with this one!
Canaveral (Poetry) - 12/3/2007 7:09:48 PM
A pieces that will resonate through time as it does in your heart...
Dip in the Pool (Poetry) - 11/29/2007 9:51:57 PM
Well said and a story well told. Nice trip back into time....
Fireflies (for Jan) (Poetry) - 11/26/2007 5:45:37 PM
I love fireflies,, in fact it is my email address,,,and I love the song by Faith Hill called fireflies,,, nice write
Fireflies (for Jan) (Poetry) - 11/23/2007 11:01:32 PM
Yea! Lightning bugs, carries a little more weight I think, maybe it is just regional. Always thought of them as such mystical, magical creatures of God, which only makes this piece that much more wonderful....
Singing the Longing Song (Poetry) - 11/19/2007 11:24:53 PM
Oh to be young again, to learn and explore all over again....
Night Circus (Poetry) - 11/19/2007 7:51:17 AM
Nice, as always, Don.
Somewhere in pasting, odd question marks sneak into the texts of your poems instead of the intended punctuation... I thought I'd give you a heads up.
Always a pleasure,
Night Circus (Poetry) - 11/17/2007 9:52:37 PM
Beautifully written and a pure delight...
Night Circus (Poetry) - 11/17/2007 5:22:15 PM
Beautifully written! I enjoyed this very much...
Northern Lights (Poetry) - 11/16/2007 7:07:54 PM
So very soothing and such a delight....
Northern Lights (Poetry) - 11/16/2007 6:08:42 PM
Beautiful, just like the Northern Lights themselves! I have seen them on several occasions!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Northern Lights (Poetry) - 11/16/2007 5:47:09 PM
Pretty! I love the way you illustrated this. Well done.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Earth (Poetry) - 11/16/2007 6:52:33 AM
Any admonition you may have received for this work I would find perplexing. A beautiful reflection on the past is hardly indicative of living in it... and a spiritual homecoming in the subconsciousness of one's dreaming [or drifting] mind is a rich and rewarding trip to take.
Thank you for inviting us along.
A lovely work.
Windsor World (Poetry) - 11/14/2007 3:27:28 PM
copyright J. Donald Coonrod
The Artist (Poetry) - 11/11/2007 6:07:53 PM
Beautifully done! Very descriptive and expressed well....
Streets of Dublin (Poetry) - 11/11/2007 10:58:58 AM
Great poem --- important that work like this holds one's attention to read the entire piece. I was sitting on the edge of my chair.
Jeans (Poetry) - 11/11/2007 10:56:43 AM
Enjoyed this poem very much. It's down to earth poetry, saying something close to home.
Streets of Dublin (Poetry) - 11/10/2007 9:01:08 PM
How beautiful and breathtaking this piece is. I have never been there, yet I feel your longing and yearning. One fantastic piece....
Streets of Dublin (Poetry) - 11/9/2007 6:29:17 PM
Dublin is a city of quiet depth until the nights open to the real freedom of the Irish voice. I loved it then and I love it now. Your poem reminds me of Erin and the beauty therein.
Halfway Men (Poetry) - 11/7/2007 11:22:59 PM
Exactly why the young are recruited, because they do not really know what to expect and believe they are all invincable, so sad in a way. They grow up and learn when it is too late, thanks for sharing...
Holy With the Worm (Poetry) - 10/30/2007 2:21:49 PM
Very interesting, almost philosophical in flavor but I feel a lust for life itself too, nicely penned...
Going Barefoot (Poetry) - 10/30/2007 12:48:18 PM
I'm teaming up with William here. Please ontinue your post. These are delightful steps we all make in life at one time or the other.
Noah's Birth (Poetry) - 10/30/2007 12:46:48 PM
This is an amazing pull of emotions and all senses. It is love from a grandfather in the purest form.
When do you have time?
Excelsior (Poetry) - 10/24/2007 9:44:28 PM
Interesting write depicting two as swallows soaring through the heavens....
Going Barefoot (Poetry) - 10/19/2007 8:52:12 PM
Thank you again.
Kindly post more, sir.
Dancing On Ice (Poetry) - 10/19/2007 8:43:17 PM
Again, you perplex and intrigue.
I see God in Fibonacci Spirals myself... like a sacred fingerprint.
Thank you for posting this,
In the Bleb of Heaney's Icicle (Poetry) - 10/19/2007 8:28:26 PM
"...the blue shark's fin..." ? "...conqueror cold comes circling life..."?
Having read it three times, I clearly don't get it entirely, but I like it nonetheless. Perhaps it is a world a Florida boy can't fully grasp, but the peek into it was intriguing... & appreciated.