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Recent Reviews for Ruan Wright

Reading Between the Lines (Short Story) - 1/8/2008 2:13:42 PM
diction-a bit too crisp for artists' thoughts. the story, though written very well, lost me when he fell in love with a girl who got his art. this won't do at all.

Reading Between the Lines (Short Story) - 1/8/2008 12:09:55 PM
So, I ooo and ahhh over the first part, but refuse to "get" the last few lines. Passion brings the dead alive-- passion is so intense, it can kill... Believable characters, idiosycratic Bernie was perfectly built. I love the comparison between "becoming alive" and being lifeless -- whether it be paintings, yourself, a love, a friend -- In life it's just like that; one's passion gets reborn while another's dies out, sometimes one drawing the life out of the other. It's good stuff, Ruan. --Charlie

The Elephant in my Room (Short Story) - 12/10/2007 11:45:46 AM
A hoot. --Big fan of Ellie-Wellie's. But years of mucking out the cow stalls tells me you're right to lose her. Good luck with the show! Gotta T e a r myself away from you... (rip!) Love the 'Singin' in the Rain' line. --Charlie

Poets (Poetry) - 3/12/2012 1:08:12 AM
Loving your wordplay here and the alliteration sets it all off perfectly. It's captivating too. Like I should be looking in a magic mirror and seeing a secret part of myself.

We Played Monopoly (for my brother, in England) (Poetry) - 2/26/2008 2:24:11 PM
Wha vivid images come to light while reading this lovely, heartfelt piece of a time we can only go back to in our minds.... Be always safe, Karen

A.D. (Poetry) - 2/26/2008 2:10:59 PM
I love the melancholy, almost wistful feel of this poem as it winds its way down into boxes and hearts... Cryssa

Sparrow (Poetry) - 2/26/2008 2:09:46 PM
This one brought a lump to my throat... such beauty in the last few lines and touching reminder that He cares. Cryssa :~)

Vincent (Poetry) - 2/26/2008 2:08:09 PM
Fascinating depiction of Van Gogh... I love how you weave your words together. Cryssa

Mary (Poetry) - 2/26/2008 2:05:56 PM
I am a little speechless... in awe, really... This is a beautiful, reverent work of art. Absolutely superb! Cryssa

We Played Monopoly (for my brother, in England) (Poetry) - 2/26/2008 2:01:46 PM
Hee, hee... Your descriptions are wonderful. Monopoly was my sister's game and she still has it... reveres it... the pieces must be counted before they are put back, carefully...carefully... Maybe it comes from having the same brother Charlie did! hee, hee... Monopoly has no thrill for me after being bankrupt so many times to our brother. My husband calls the game "Monotony" and refuses to ever play it... :~) But the childhood memories it invokes...well...that deserves another round of play! (Check out my other childhood memory of my brother... "Neath the Trees of Yesteryear". It will bring you a chuckle!) Cryssa :~)

We Played Monopoly (for my brother, in England) (Poetry) - 2/26/2008 8:45:13 AM
I love this, Ruan. My brother was always the race car, I the dog, other siblings had other favorites. My brother was the ultimate monopolist. He'd buy us out with tons of cash, and pay us to keep playing-- free rides and promisary notes until he broke the bank... I especially liked your descriptions of the lid, and the smells. It makes the memory tangible somehow. And you gave me a great idea for a new poem, too -- something about the child-me... Take Care. --Charlie

Epiphainein (Poetry) - 1/10/2008 9:14:05 AM
This composition sings the will of a faithful soul, and depicts the impressions of heedful eyes... A poetic beauty. In admiration, Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU

Balasana (Poetry) - 1/10/2008 9:09:37 AM
I like the comforting voice in "Balasana". Wise thought and beauty shine here. In admiration, Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU

Balasana (Poetry) - 1/10/2008 8:11:58 AM
That's quite incredible, Ruan. What else you got in that bag of poetic stuff? --Charlie

Balasana (Poetry) - 1/10/2008 6:51:43 AM
Quite soothing, Ruan.

A.D. (Poetry) - 1/10/2008 3:49:11 AM
I have enjoyed the reading of "A.D", a story-poem in a poetic flower. In admiration, Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU

A.D. (Poetry) - 1/8/2008 2:06:29 PM
Interesting perspective through devine words of wisdom... Be safe, Karen

A.D. (Poetry) - 1/8/2008 12:13:54 PM
I thought this was going to be about Authors Den. I was confused at first, but I was there after stanza two. I like the "tomb" line, and like Karla, my favorite was about the wisemen. --Charlie

Poets (Poetry) - 1/8/2008 9:01:01 AM
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This just totally blew me away: hypnotic! Captivating! Excellent. (((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

A.D. (Poetry) - 1/8/2008 8:59:51 AM
Ruan, The big buildup to the season and then the letdown cleverly, perfectly captured in these lines. I particularly loved, "...dust rings where the wise men had wandered mangerless bits of straw whispering about our Unholy Family ..." BRILLIANT! (Are we EVER worthy, though?) (((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

Epiphainein (Poetry) - 1/7/2008 6:31:49 PM
Yummy, beautiful words. The second stanza was my favorite. I love that short-long-short repetition. I've nibbled on it twice now, love it. I'll eat most of it, but I'll save some really good words and plant them in my garden. Who knows...? Perhaps they'll grow up to be another poem some day. --Charlie

Mary (Poetry) - 12/24/2007 11:49:09 AM
Wearying at times from the beaten path one navigates on this site, there is something to be said about surfing aimlessly around Authors Den that, at times, results in the most magnificent of finds. Reading this I felt the peace of mountain breezes embracing my harried weary heart. The soul of your writing reminds me of (aside from your obvious love of the Christ) a wide-eyed Monet' painting. Truly a geode that when broken open reveals a most wondrous gift. Light and Wisdom ... Richard

Mary (Poetry) - 12/18/2007 9:44:39 PM
It's so near perfect, I dare not touch it. Wow! What a write! I can't help but think about a Spanish idiom-- (I love idioms, my favorite Eng idiom is: You're welcome-- break it down. You, my dear friend are well- come. You picked the right person to come to, and your timing is no imposition-- okay, enough of Eng right now)-- anyways, there's this idiom in Sp. that means to give birth: "dar a luz"-- broken down it means "to give to light" -- I just think that's so beautiful, and your poem reminds me of this. You somehow captured the wonder of the moment-- the light, the sacredness of the event, the touch-- it's very well written. --Gave me goose bumps! --Charlie

Mary (Poetry) - 12/18/2007 8:44:15 PM
A lovely offering and very spiritual, nicely written... Be safe, Karen

Mary (Poetry) - 12/18/2007 6:20:44 AM
This is a nice poem... enjoyed, Art Sun...

Poets (Poetry) - 12/14/2007 6:15:04 PM
Such abilities to express what is felt and seen is just so amazing, nicely written.... Be safe, Karen

Poets (Poetry) - 12/14/2007 7:26:37 AM
Mmmm! That tastes so great on the tongue. "The writhing winds/ the thriving fiends" -- reading that was like eating peanutbutter; it gets stuck on the roof of your mouth, and your tongue has clean it away. Then "We bleed it ill, we blend it till"-- a fancy blend of B's and L's. The whole meal was delicious. Mmmmm! --Charlie

Vincent (Poetry) - 12/8/2007 5:47:50 PM
Brilliant--full of new lines and great word combos. I see you do love words -- and this is a succulent morsel. --Charlie

Sparrow (Poetry) - 12/8/2007 5:45:44 PM
I like this. "Still as a prayer" one of my favorite lines. Welcome to the den. It's a real hoot (or is it tweet?) At any rate, it's a treat. --Charlie

Vincent (Poetry) - 12/7/2007 4:02:54 PM
Well hell, who couldn't read this and not smell the paint and the cobwebs from where this masterpiece has been stored . . . Excellent . . . Welcome to AD . . .

Vincent (Poetry) - 12/7/2007 1:56:53 PM
He was a bit of a strange fellow, but his artwork is excellent... Be safe, Karen

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