Recent Reviews for Diana Wiles
Grandpa (Short Story) - 1/6/2013 9:52:43 AM|
I loved my grandma and was scared to death of grandpa. I imagine wherever my grandma is right now she is still cussing me. She loved me but I sure put that love to the test one night. I was staying all night with them, they lived out in the country, and I found a box of chocolate candy and ate every bit of it, it was a small box. My grandparents slept in different bed, and I was going to sleep with grandma. Ah . . . I remember the big old goose-feather mattress, you could sink to forever in it. Well, later than night I was jerked out of bed by grandma and given one of the worse whippings I'd ever had before or since. The box of candy I'd eaten was chocolate alright, but it was Exlax. What a mess. She refused to allow me to spend the night with the forever after that.
Grandpa (Short Story) - 4/22/2012 11:12:32 AM
Compassion and insight ring in every line.
********** B R A V A !!! **********
Grandpa (Short Story) - 4/21/2012 7:33:57 AM
Very emotional, but really a wonderful heartfelt story.
Grandpa (Short Story) - 1/29/2011 1:53:01 PM
You know Diana that there are forces in our lives that have taken over. My mother was a very selfish woman, who was afraid of what others would say or do. So, instead of sending my to Grandma Dolly, she listened to her case worker and sent me to a state institution. She told me that only bad people go to institutions. I was 12 years old, and had done not a single thing wrong, but yet she didn't care.
I have forgiven her and my love for her is forever, but she did things to me that no parent in their right mind would do. I keep asking why, even when she was alive I asked why. I never got an answer then and I cannot get an answer now.
This is a wonderful tribute to your grandpa, and I am sure he enjoys it very much.
May the Lord Jesus bless you, and those whom you love, and be with you always, and at your side constantly. With much love in my heart, joy to the world, peace on earth, & ((((((((((MANY WONDERFUL SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), your little sister, Barbie
Grandpa (Short Story) - 1/23/2011 12:41:33 PM
Very gripping heartfelt conversation with someone you loved deeply and want desperately to understand how you hold him dear and have learned so much now that you are older. What beautiful sentiments you have expressed here. Masterfully done.
Grandpa (Short Story) - 3/14/2010 3:03:04 AM
After writing my own posting Outside Looking in this morning and reading your review I came to your site to see this poem posted and it made me think just how precious love can be and how easily it can be lost...thank you for sharing Dianna.
Grandpa (Short Story) - 3/31/2009 5:51:52 AM
My favorite words are: "My arms are open wide, I know at last that yours are too." This reminds me of something I read on a plaque once in a gift shop, something to the effect that, "A child once asked Jesus, 'How much do you love me,' and Jesus replied, 'This much.' Then He stretched out his arms and died." Writing is such a wonderful tool for the healing process. I have found over the years that I can say things through writing that I could never think of saying audibly. Isn't it wonderful how God can sometimes help us in such a quiet way?
Grandpa (Short Story) - 2/3/2009 3:31:53 PM
Your relationship with your grandpa was wonderful, for I can feel it in your words how much you love him and still missing him everyday.
I feel the same way about my grandpa. I guess it has to do with the way that he departed and I didn't get a chance to say goodbye. My grandpa is in my poem "To Grandpa With Love". It's my most treasured poem, and means a lot to me.
Sandie Angel :o)
Grandpa (Short Story) - 1/18/2009 6:11:24 AM
Touching and powerful. A bitter sweet write. I was not lucky enough to meet any of my grandparents. But,I can relate. I lost both my parents years ago.
Grandpa (Short Story) - 3/14/2008 8:11:43 AM
I never met any of my grandfathers, but I recognize the balm and healing that having a heartfelt "talk" with those that have passed on can bring... You have expressed that beautifully!
Grandpa (Short Story) - 3/10/2008 1:14:26 PM
like your bio says "letting go"...this is one of those :)
Grandpa (Short Story) - 3/10/2008 12:15:01 PM
I never met my grandparents. They were in France and my father came to Canada. In any case, you write beautifully here because you open the door. I am moved by your words, Diana. Love, peace, and best wishes to you,
Grandpa (Short Story) - 3/10/2008 9:08:26 AM
Beautifully penned, Diana; well done.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Grandpa (Short Story) - 3/10/2008 7:43:14 AM
Powerfully healing write; very well penned! BRAVA!
Grandpa (Short Story) - 3/10/2008 7:19:51 AM
This is theraputic. I never had a grandfather-- both having died long before I was born, but I recognise the sentiments of regret turned to peace in a heart-felt monologue, that just might not have been one-sided after all.
Believably written and theraputic. If you were to change anything, maybe a few less "Grandpa,s", though I don't know... that's part of what makes it believable.
Take care. --Charlie
Bella (Poetry) - 6/16/2013 3:37:38 AM
DEAR Diana: I must tell you I've just had this BEAUTIFUL, STUNNING, MOVING, GORGEOUS poem read out loud to me via Skype from our mutual friend the lovely and amazing Val Jenkins. It gave me complete goose bumps and has touched me more than any poem has ever done. She's read me more also and i can't wait to comment on those and read any she didn't have that you have posted here. You are SO gifted!!! Bravo!!! Amazing!!
After The Rain..... (Poetry) - 4/18/2013 2:30:05 PM
What a blessing to have our senses in order enjoy all that you have described to us within this piece. Ah, the lilacs. Nothing can surpass their fragrance for me. As a child, I would voluntarily go out and pick lilacs off the bush in our yard for my mother. She, in turn, would put them in a vase, replenish their broken spirit with cold water, and the fragrance of lilacs would eminate throughout our small home for several days. Such sweet memories. Thank you, Diana. I can't believe it has taken me almost an entire year to respond to this lovely piece. Forgive me.
RED COVERLET (Poetry) - 4/3/2013 3:44:39 AM
I think if we were all honest we would say that we all have moments of intense anxiety in our lives-loved your poem --if you ever need to unburden yourself in total confidence I will walk beside you--even from far away and be a listening ear for you-Bless you--DK
Inside My Soul (Poetry) - 1/26/2013 3:43:07 PM
You give so many hope.
Beneath The Lilac Tree (Poetry) - 1/4/2013 6:28:39 PM
whew lovely poem
After The Rain..... (Poetry) - 1/3/2013 1:41:40 PM
a beautiful Write thanks for sharing
Love & Peace be with you
Happy New Year
After The Rain..... (Poetry) - 1/2/2013 11:20:15 AM
Very vivid and colorful.
It's been cold and icy with lots of snow here where I'm at,
So this was refreshingly warm poetry to read.
ALWAYS YOU (Poetry) - 11/17/2012 9:35:49 PM
Light A Candle To The Moon. (Poetry) - 10/10/2012 9:04:12 PM
RED COVERLET (Poetry) - 10/4/2012 9:52:37 PM
It is the color blue or green that I need on days like this. I felt the cold air as you partially opened that window and I felt good. Oh, even for those moments of tranquility!
Always...Your Wife (Poetry) - 9/25/2012 7:29:11 PM
What a tribute! He had to be one fine man!
Rains Sweet Lullaby (Poetry) - 8/18/2012 8:23:54 PM
The thunder may wake me but the sound of the rain all around me puts me right back out. This is so pretty!
Something Miraculous. (Poetry) - 8/9/2012 3:35:28 PM
How I enjoyed this! Reading this is like watching it with all of it's brilliant colors! Lovely!
Mellow Moon.... (Poetry) - 7/9/2012 3:15:05 PM
THERE IS NO DOUBT ABOUT IT;......OUR NIGHT LAMP IS...AWESOME! THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Beneath The Lilac Tree (Poetry) - 6/23/2012 7:59:28 PM
Love is inhaled along with the sweet scent of the lilacs and almond blossom! Lovely!
Savanos (Poetry) - 6/18/2012 8:05:07 PM
He says to ask and it will be given unto you! Truth certainly slays the lie!!
Tesco Twilight (Poetry) - 6/14/2012 9:53:05 PM
So deep! I was once in a relationship like this. I've found nothing like it since but I'm satisfied that I knew it!! Thank you for the reminder!
After The Rain..... (Poetry) - 6/11/2012 4:39:07 AM
I love how you captured the new moment Diana.
It is one thing to express ourselves when we feel
pain from life's unfortunate experiances, and just as importantly,
as you have done so masterfully, and captured the precious beauty
offered to the dawn and your eyes, on the aftermath the rain.
Sweet, sweet, sweet!
Love and peace forever
Kiara (Poetry) - 6/2/2012 8:11:29 PM
Heartwrenching! I experienced this twice but afterwards gave birth to my now 40-ish children. God bless you foever!
Stranger At The Gate (Poetry) - 5/30/2012 3:29:18 PM
This brought tears to my eyes. I'm glad you didn't change your mind and walk away! You go, girl!
After The Rain..... (Poetry) - 5/29/2012 6:40:59 PM
Sometimes nature is all we need. Total happiness, the moment caught.
After The Rain..... (Poetry) - 5/27/2012 12:33:24 PM
Nirvana, indeed. I loveed the rich imagery of your words. Wonderful feelings abound on every line.
Little Hand (Poetry) - 5/21/2012 7:44:30 PM
This piece of brilliant work speaks volumes of sadness and truth.
Mellow Moon.... (Poetry) - 5/21/2012 7:31:09 PM
Mellow Moon is awesome!
After The Rain..... (Poetry) - 5/21/2012 7:24:23 PM
So very refreshing to read. Valerie
Beneath The Lilac Tree (Poetry) - 5/21/2012 7:05:51 PM
After The Rain..... (Poetry) - 5/18/2012 5:59:46 PM
Rain cleans and refreshes everything in our world and allows us a new appreciation of all things in our life, especially flowerful gardens.
And it also provides a platform of experience so that if we suffer and endure a deluge of rain in our social and emotional life, we are able to hang onto the hope of a better and more fulfilling life, our spirit refreshed with the knowledge that our life once again will know "fulsome beauty, bounty and eternal energy."
Isn't rain one of God's most magnificent gifts?
My dearest Diana, I know well that you have known times of rain in your life; and so it is a blessing from God to know that you also can see what is possible, "After The Rain."
With a loving heart,
After The Rain..... (Poetry) - 5/15/2012 5:18:08 PM
You have a mass of colour in the flowers in your garden, Diana. Flowers always give a lift to how one feels. Rain flattened tulips - poor tulips though a good description. Rainbows
Little Hand (Poetry) - 5/14/2012 10:27:50 PM
You have all of the emotion right there in that poem! So sad! Great work!
After The Rain..... (Poetry) - 5/14/2012 1:44:46 PM
There is nothing more refreshing than the lovely description of nature at its best. Beautifully pictured with every line....
Chance Encounter (Poetry) - 5/12/2012 4:23:06 PM
Guides sometimes come to us in mysterious ways to help us through a rough spot.
Love and Light
RED COVERLET (Poetry) - 5/11/2012 4:17:44 AM
You have a wonderful way with metephors. I love it. Makes me feel all cozy.
Inner Sanctum... (Poetry) - 5/11/2012 4:16:04 AM
I enjoyed this poem especially the second stanza. It painted a picture. I visualized it and it was great!
After The Rain..... (Poetry) - 5/7/2012 2:01:02 PM
Absolutely breathtaking! As an urban sistah I've never gardened, however, I love the beauty of the flowers & the tranquility they evoke in my soul.
After The Rain..... (Poetry) - 5/4/2012 4:28:45 PM
Such gorgeous descriptives in your lovely nature poem Diana.
Mellow Moon.... (Poetry) - 5/4/2012 4:27:59 PM
I love this tender poem of the moon.
Mellow Moon.... (Poetry) - 5/3/2012 8:38:52 AM
nothing matches or surpasses moonlight, enjoyed
After The Rain..... (Poetry) - 5/3/2012 6:50:12 AM
Nothing else like rain wetted grass on the soles of the tootsies in concert with pretty posies. I wrote a poem by this title in 2009. It's about a summer rain. Patrick
After The Rain..... (Poetry) - 5/3/2012 5:43:09 AM
such wonderment when the rain ends, just beautiful poetry
After The Rain..... (Poetry) - 5/2/2012 10:31:27 AM
I love this!!!
You convey how to grasp the moment because ...it all goes by too fast.
After The Rain..... (Poetry) - 5/2/2012 1:57:30 AM
ahhh, nirvana's many manifestations...
After The Rain..... (Poetry) - 5/1/2012 12:14:14 PM
AHHH...! THANK GOD FOR OUR MAGNIFICENT CREATOR...HE KNOWS 'EXACTLY' WHAT WE NEED TO PERSEVERE. HE HAS, IN MANY WAY BUT ESPECIALLY THROUGH NATURE, PROVIDED BOUNTIFULLY FOR US. WONDERFUL WORK! THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS & FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
After The Rain..... (Poetry) - 5/1/2012 7:44:11 AM
wonderful poetry ... a real treat ...
After The Rain..... (Poetry) - 4/30/2012 6:52:15 PM
You have shared the wonderful moments and the whole of the experience very effectively via your verses, Diana. Thank you. Love and best wishes,
After The Rain..... (Poetry) - 4/30/2012 3:47:24 PM
It's pleting here, yet still have a drought order.
Indeed, there is beauty without rain. It is Bluebell time, fields upon fields of a blue hue.
Wonderful painting here.
After The Rain..... (Poetry) - 4/30/2012 12:51:11 PM
Nature scrubs clean the phosphorescent glow of its bounty as a rainbow of flowers and green greet the Springs' arrival...these too are suited to chase away the blues
After The Rain..... (Poetry) - 4/30/2012 10:29:56 AM
Rain does refresh our garden of greenest delights. As your words richly illustrate.
After The Rain..... (Poetry) - 4/30/2012 8:43:52 AM
Lovely and refreshing the walk in the garden after a spring rain.
Opening the scenses with awe! Flowers and blossoms dance in a
gentle breeze. Bare foot ! Ohh, Myy! a must !
Beauty in softly ringing tones of blue bells
Lady Mary Ann
After The Rain..... (Poetry) - 4/30/2012 7:58:48 AM
Such a treat! We are renewed through nature's offerings!
After The Rain..... (Poetry) - 4/30/2012 7:22:30 AM
Playful beauty after the rain, I breathed in your intoxicating poem...yummy and colorful!
After The Rain..... (Poetry) - 4/30/2012 6:40:16 AM
AHHHH, the lilacs, tulips and bluebells..rained here saturday but sunday slthough cool was great..you gotta love nature..your lines were phantastic
After The Rain..... (Poetry) - 4/30/2012 6:01:46 AM
The vivid descriptions of your garden send chills up my arms...I can smell the freshness and the fragrance of the grass and flowers..This poem is a feast for the senses! Thank you for sharing such an uplifting moment with you.
Peace, love and light,
FARAWAY PLACE (Poetry) - 4/30/2012 5:54:57 AM
Beautifully expressed! I am glad that he made you promise to write. Writing is cathartic and will heal your heart...leaving treasured memories in the wake of pain. Love is everlasting--eternal. Until you meet again, I will enjoy the thoughts of your pen.
After The Rain..... (Poetry) - 4/30/2012 5:51:33 AM
The world seems reborn after the rain... I especially love the smells after the rain. (except when I lived in Missouri and the world smelled like mucky river bottom stench after the rain... that I could do without!) :)
After The Rain..... (Poetry) - 4/30/2012 5:40:54 AM
Spring! There's nothing like spring after a long, seemingly never ending winter. Your words bring about the lush beauty that I can actually sense upon my unclad feet.
After The Rain..... (Poetry) - 4/30/2012 5:31:51 AM
It is a rainy day here in Ohio as this delightful write sure took the gloomy away wonderfully written poetry indeed Laura
After The Rain..... (Poetry) - 4/30/2012 5:10:44 AM
You join us amidst sweet perfumes & floral bouquets
Lovely Verse Offering Diana
Foxgloves & Clematis Vines
After The Rain..... (Poetry) - 4/30/2012 2:52:09 AM
Hooray for the rain, but darn glad it decided to stop for awhile, huh, Diana? We could sure use a bit of that moisture here in sun-baked south Louisiana.
By your vivid description of your garden you have a plethora of beautiful to the eye and sensuous to the nose flowers.
FARAWAY PLACE (Poetry) - 4/29/2012 5:11:20 PM
I am near speechless,.............but I think that to be able to start again is beautiful. When love comes calling, even if it is a beggar or thief or liar, love is a pearl claimed from the greatest sea and shall not, cannot be released back into its depths, For if you throw back the pearl, it would be your own heart that you toss into the fathoms. Even if you lose your way in time, and your heart and soul grieve until you are lost and weak, you must go there, without it there is nothing except memories that keep us from this moment and the future.
Mellow Moon.... (Poetry) - 4/29/2012 4:47:32 PM
Phases and Phrases that flow with a lunar grace, and as bold as the clandestine sphere itself, which is;; "the moon".
Mellow Moon.... (Poetry) - 4/28/2012 10:16:36 AM
Simple and soothing... like a nighttime lullaby.
Mellow Moon.... (Poetry) - 4/28/2012 9:28:35 AM
I am a moonchild by nature...curious and evergazing at everything around me. Your words a balm for my dreams
Mellow Moon.... (Poetry) - 4/26/2012 1:56:48 AM
Delightful short piece, Diana
ALWAYS YOU (Poetry) - 4/22/2012 6:14:48 PM
Having also lost a husband, I know what you have gone through. I cared for him up until the end when I held his hand and said, we will be ok they are waiting for you - you can go now.
Love and Light with much compassion and knowing.
Mellow Moon.... (Poetry) - 4/22/2012 10:30:41 AM
This is a swaying to and fro poem for me. It conveys the spell the moon casts over people. Who doesn't like the moon? It doesn't burn or blind us. Your words rock a lullabye of this sort of placid relationship and perception. ~~ Diana
Mellow Moon.... (Poetry) - 4/22/2012 8:27:18 AM
Mellow Moon.... (Poetry) - 4/22/2012 5:49:25 AM
... got you in its spotlight! :)) Dreamy and alluring are your words - and that ol' devil moon, Diana! Bet you just LOVE your name! xx
Mellow Moon.... (Poetry) - 4/22/2012 2:56:19 AM
Isn't it comforting to know there are some things we can absolutely count on ... and so beautifully, too? Lovely! ~Hugs, Elizabeth
Mellow Moon.... (Poetry) - 4/21/2012 10:02:28 PM
A delightful offering well-shared via your verse, Diana. Thank you. Love and best wishes,
Mellow Moon.... (Poetry) - 4/21/2012 5:09:08 PM
In nineteen words you drew a picture that all can visualize... Lovely words, Diana.
Mellow Moon.... (Poetry) - 4/21/2012 5:02:25 PM
Moons mean many things to many different people / It would be nice if this moon was a healing one.
Mellow Moon.... (Poetry) - 4/21/2012 4:49:29 PM
this, Diana, is a brush of silk
against the skin
Mellow Moon.... (Poetry) - 4/21/2012 2:35:20 PM
I also am a lunar lunatic your luminaries are great
Mellow Moon.... (Poetry) - 4/21/2012 2:26:44 PM
Diana, you know how much I love the Moon...This poem is moonastic...
Much peace, love and light,
Mellow Moon.... (Poetry) - 4/21/2012 2:24:31 PM
Perfecto, in the moonlight~
Mellow Moon.... (Poetry) - 4/21/2012 2:16:14 PM
quite soothing and nicely defined ...
Mellow Moon.... (Poetry) - 4/21/2012 1:33:03 PM
Mellow Moon.... (Poetry) - 4/21/2012 12:05:30 PM
Mellow Moon.... (Poetry) - 4/21/2012 7:43:19 AM
Splendid poetry so delightful indeed , Laura
Mellow Moon.... (Poetry) - 4/21/2012 7:32:23 AM
Mellow Moon.... (Poetry) - 4/21/2012 7:29:11 AM
This is great! I am a moon fan!
Mellow Moon.... (Poetry) - 4/21/2012 7:03:46 AM
Mellow Moon a gentle delightful in elegance.
Sweet renderings Diana.
Lady Mary Ann
FARAWAY PLACE (Poetry) - 4/18/2012 1:14:23 PM
True love never fades away. Deeply moving and meaningful are your verses, Diana. Thank you. Love and best wishes,
Light A Candle To The Moon. (Poetry) - 4/17/2012 4:33:07 AM
So very inspiring, Diana, and so touching to the heart. Anyone who has felt loss, will be moved. ~Elizabeth
Inside My Soul (Poetry) - 4/15/2012 3:19:38 PM
Such a beautiful vision of inner self.
The wonder of life around you and inside of you,
which are one in the same, all happening within the body of your soul.
How absolutely nice.
Peace and Love
Rains Sweet Lullaby (Poetry) - 4/8/2012 6:37:10 PM
When it comes to the rainfall...whether it be light, soft, hard or heavy...it always beats out a pattern and rhythm of serenity and healing energy for our weary souls and anxious hearts.
FARAWAY PLACE (Poetry) - 4/8/2012 7:14:51 AM
a beautiful poem composed from the heart of love ..
FARAWAY PLACE (Poetry) - 4/7/2012 4:24:22 PM
What a beautiful piece!!!
Instead of fighting the grief, it is as you say better to keep the love even at the cost of pain, to let the grief have it's way with the heart. I love how as you write you communicate with this dear person who has died, and in that way stay fully connected.
I understand in my own way, Diana, I have not lost a partner, but have lost both of my extraordinary parents within several months of each other, and the pain has left me just grieving and stunned. Grief is proof of how much we love.
FARAWAY PLACE (Poetry) - 4/7/2012 1:17:42 AM
YOU HAVE BEEN 'STILL' AND WAITED...THUS NOW, THE TIME HAS COME TO FULFILL A PROMISE. PRESS ON FOR THIS 'BEGINNING' IS BREATHTAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
FARAWAY PLACE (Poetry) - 4/6/2012 8:00:29 PM
Oh, Diana, how you have touched my very soul with your lovely words in this heartfelt piece. I have read it time and again, and each time I do, it touches me all the more. If all who have lived and loved could experience the depth of your love and devotion, what a wonderful world this would be. I have savored all your works over time; however, "Faraway Love" shall remain with me throughout the days and months to come. I have read all your reviews regarding this piece, and I find each to be a testament to the beauty of your words. May your days ahead be filled with an abundance of thoughts for all to enjoy. You are the best.
FARAWAY PLACE (Poetry) - 4/6/2012 2:10:18 PM
Stunningly beautiful and poignant, you have put into words what I thought could not be expressed, the mutual and unequivocable love that burns intensely between two people brought together by the hand of fate.
The intensity of the longing and ache spills over on the page.
Hang Tough !
FARAWAY PLACE (Poetry) - 4/6/2012 8:15:22 AM
This poem speaks of your yearning for reconnecting with your love who was lost in that “faraway place.”
FARAWAY PLACE (Poetry) - 4/6/2012 8:04:33 AM
These words speak from a ripened spirit about a ripened spirit, a two-fold power not diminished by half. Whole. There is such a taste of wholeness for me in Faraway Place that it seems to contradict its name. So clearly you take the whole towards the new; the whole goes with you. ~~ Diana
FARAWAY PLACE (Poetry) - 4/6/2012 12:28:17 AM
the emotional and intellectual honesty
in this work disarms me and moves me deeply;
Diana, this is simply beautiful
FARAWAY PLACE (Poetry) - 4/5/2012 5:31:02 PM
Diana, You moved me with this passionate heartfelt story, love is eternal, a treasure to behold~
FARAWAY PLACE (Poetry) - 4/5/2012 4:52:45 AM
I do hope it pours freely, from your heart and your pen. Such love, and agony, needs to be expressed ... simply to breathe. So touching. ~Hugs, Elizabeth
FARAWAY PLACE (Poetry) - 4/4/2012 11:48:20 PM
Diana, now can you see the beauty within your heart how it aches to pour out onto the page? It is more than a promise made but the need to continue that momentum that love has inspired. The beauty of that love can never truly end.
FARAWAY PLACE (Poetry) - 4/4/2012 7:12:13 PM
this is beautiful....
FARAWAY PLACE (Poetry) - 4/4/2012 6:25:35 PM
You have interwoven a tapestry of love and sadness into one of the most beautiful, emotional works that I have read in a long time.
FARAWAY PLACE (Poetry) - 4/4/2012 6:24:57 PM
Diana, true love can never leave us, and this is full of all that love is. Never ending... thank you for sharing this...
FARAWAY PLACE (Poetry) - 4/4/2012 4:45:21 PM
Sadly, full hearted love may never leave us no matter how hard we might try as the thought of one dearly loved is as a constantly repeating line or verse of a song that repeats and repeats within our mind. Sometimes deeply true love can never vacate that place in our mind and heart.
Sad, but good poem, my friend.
FARAWAY PLACE (Poetry) - 4/4/2012 4:30:29 PM
Extremely moving and deep in love. To have such a love is only a dream for most. You and he were and are blessed forever. Thank you for allowing the rest of us a small glimpse of the dream.
FARAWAY PLACE (Poetry) - 4/4/2012 2:27:49 PM
This is just beautiful!
FARAWAY PLACE (Poetry) - 4/4/2012 2:04:12 PM
Oh my, this is truly a touching poem written so heartfelt and dear as it does bring tears to the readers eyes (Hugs) Laura
FARAWAY PLACE (Poetry) - 4/4/2012 11:41:41 AM
This has moved me deeply, Diana. It's a tribute to the strength of your love, to the stature of your Beloved and to the justified trust he placed in your soul-deep union. "And so it begins..." - indeed it does. You are blessed to have a continuum of relationship that some can only dream of. Thank you for giving life to those dreams! Bless you and onward you go! :)) Love always, Kate xx
FARAWAY PLACE (Poetry) - 4/4/2012 11:30:56 AM
How gentle your poem expresses the love Diana. Beautifully penned
to the passion flower in softly falling rain. May a lovely rainbow
Lady Mary Ann
FARAWAY PLACE (Poetry) - 4/4/2012 10:49:50 AM
ditto Jerry....and memories are able give us so much love, wouldn't it be best served to create joy than sorrow?
FARAWAY PLACE (Poetry) - 4/4/2012 10:12:29 AM
So soulfully felt, this poem brings tears to my eyes. I can feel your love and loss. Oh sweet friend, I send you healing energy and positive vibrations so you can write your love story...Go in peace, light and love,
FARAWAY PLACE (Poetry) - 4/4/2012 10:06:01 AM
"And so it begins . . ."
Excellent! I would suggest that all those photos and mementos you have near you that they be lovingly replaced with something to keep the eyes from haunting you, Diana. You can still love forever, and you can still write the story. In fact, I have a feeling that the story can be written even better without all that one-on-one editing from the photos, etc.. You know what I mean I think. Be yourself! Always keep your love strong, but I doubt even he would expect you to hold him up in shrine-like reverence.
Mystical Moon... (Poetry) - 4/4/2012 9:41:14 AM
Beautiful sentiments and resplendant description of the moon. Beautifully worded, Diana, with the utmost descriptors.
Mystical Moon... (Poetry) - 4/3/2012 9:25:21 AM
Enchanting language for a symbol we cherish. We worship the sun, but we can not even look at it. The moon, however, is the receiver of watchful ones, who could eye her by the hour, thinking, feeling, reflecting and projecting energy for energy, like you have here. She lets us have her, and you've let us have you. Thank you very much. ~~ Diana
Always...Your Wife (Poetry) - 4/3/2012 8:59:58 AM
Now I read your letter, Diana. More love than this would be hard to find. And I believe this much love is the gift that is never taken away, once given. Having been at all...THAT remains. This feels like a red velvet ring case without the ring, because it is still being worn and won't ever go back in the box, no matter what other jewelry you may wear.
Inner Sanctum... (Poetry) - 3/28/2012 8:21:14 AM
The line, "My body so receptive an instrument....." is the yellow highlighter segment in this piece for me, and all within this writing expounds those words. Centrifugal composition of great magnitude and mosaic reverence. "...exciting drum of Peace...." I love that. ~~ the other Diana
Beneath The Lilac Tree (Poetry) - 3/27/2012 3:57:28 PM
I loved the mood and tenderness of this write, the repetision at the last verce was good. well done!
Chance Encounter (Poetry) - 3/27/2012 1:47:01 PM
Seems to me anyone who looks with such awareness has no debt to repay because it is an equal 'exchange.' We never know what our eyes can do for someone in only an instant and to only a stranger.
Light A Candle To The Moon. (Poetry) - 3/27/2012 1:42:51 PM
This poem feels like a chapel full of candles and a rocking lullabye. It feels like a pass-the-torch and keep- the-flame message that can not have too many repeats.~~ Diana Legun
Inner Sanctum... (Poetry) - 3/27/2012 7:56:46 AM
I to agree with the other reviews, as this is truly beautifully written poetry and so meaningful Laura
Inner Sanctum... (Poetry) - 3/27/2012 7:39:21 AM
I agree with all the other reviewers
I was hummin' "I get a peaceful easy feeling" after I got through reading.
Inner Sanctum... (Poetry) - 3/26/2012 5:55:26 AM
This is so beautiful ~ What a soothing, comforting piece with a masterpiece ending!
Inner Sanctum... (Poetry) - 3/5/2012 6:49:48 AM
Beauty-filled piece describing the amazement of the soul in its innocent wanderings pondering the destiny awaiting within the maze of the mysterious universe we spy upon. Your soul wishes to grasp it all and be fringed by the caress of each soft dream that passes like magellanic clouds of galaxies that share their light onto your understanding.
Inner Sanctum... (Poetry) - 1/30/2012 12:50:16 PM
All the combined beauty and strength and delicacy of a butterfly emerging from the crysallis, Diana. A song of rebirth and renewal. Hope is always this agent of change. Vivid and captivating streams of consciousness here. xx
Mystical Moon... (Poetry) - 1/27/2012 4:57:53 PM
Ah yeeeeeees, she never leaves us.
The night would be hoplessly lonly without her.
Inner Sanctum... (Poetry) - 1/27/2012 4:41:35 PM
You have assembled an arrangement of emotion and
cosmic evolution that filled my mind with a galaxy of interesting imagery,
and hope, in an elegant way, for the universe and mankind.
This was a fun experience,
Peace and Love
Inner Sanctum... (Poetry) - 1/25/2012 7:55:35 PM
'NEW BIRTH' IS NOT EASY, AS YOUR WORK IMAGES SO POETICALLY. IT STARTS IN THE 'INNER SANCTUM' AND CULMINATES WITH THE GLORIOUS AWAKENING;...THE WORLD HAD NOT CHANGED, 'I' HAVE! EXCELLENT AND SO ENJOYED. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Inner Sanctum... (Poetry) - 1/25/2012 3:32:51 PM
The words sound as though they are your own personal journey. May you find that hope and peace on the horizon in your life, as you put your fears to rest.
Inner Sanctum... (Poetry) - 1/23/2012 5:40:05 PM
Hope, Faith, Peace to rejoice in the awakening of courageous
life reborn..Dainty, delicate your majestic and mystic "Inner Sanctum"
Beautifully penned ~ Diana ~ Lady Mary Ann
Inner Sanctum... (Poetry) - 1/23/2012 12:50:56 PM
Reads like a soul torn between cruelty and ecstasy. Almost too much to comprehend one poem.
Inner Sanctum... (Poetry) - 1/23/2012 12:16:20 PM
Dainty, delicate, flimsy Fireflies rise and fall as in a wisp of a dream
Lovely, truly beautiful and meaningful verses; this is my kind of poetyr, Diana. Thank you for sharing this wonderful gift. Love and best wishes to you,
Inner Sanctum... (Poetry) - 1/23/2012 10:17:15 AM
one could breath the healing taking place in this expression - good to read you again Diana.
Inner Sanctum... (Poetry) - 1/23/2012 10:08:51 AM
Beautifully worded, mystical poem,Diana.
Even now, at age seventy-seven, I must take a mental look at myself to see where I am, where I want to go and if I still have the stamina, both mentally and physically, to get there and most, if not all of this is in relation to my writing and, I'm sorry to say, original writing for me looks to be a bit bleak. As for the world; I truly believe that I and those of my generation have seen the best of this wonderful country called "America".
Great writing, Diana
Inner Sanctum... (Poetry) - 1/23/2012 5:28:15 AM
Great write Diana,
Inner Sanctum... (Poetry) - 1/23/2012 4:24:42 AM
Oh, Diana, I am well aware of that inner freedom you so expertly write about, although It took me decades of guilt and pain to arrive where I am today. I'm happy for you, onward to a better life.
As for the world? I have serious misgivings concerning it. It seems we are on a path of self-destruction.
Stranger At The Gate (Poetry) - 1/22/2012 3:29:16 AM
"How strange to be a stranger....
At my Mother's Gate."
I'm there. Or was. My mother passed on. I wasn't able to cry at her funeral. Or any other time. I understand "Stranger At The Gate" quite well.
Always...Your Wife (Poetry) - 11/11/2011 3:16:06 AM
Indeed..you and your beloved Twin Flame..how glorious..needless to say you are never truly apart..he is within you as you are within him..two-in-One.
Blessings to you dear Diana..
Stranger At The Gate (Poetry) - 6/1/2011 5:44:04 PM
Amen to all the kudos below, and all those that are sure to come.
This is brilliant in its simplicity, and the images are delightful.
What's more, love shines through from beginning to end.
So glad I got to read this.
xOx Phyllis xOx
Stranger At The Gate (Poetry) - 4/16/2011 8:57:47 PM
very moving write, diana. my own sweet mother is now 93 & i find
myself dreading the day when i shall no longer know the joy of
her sparkling blue eyes and loving embrace. we have traveled such
a long and winding road together...
cherish those you love while they are still here!
peace and blessings,
Something Miraculous. (Poetry) - 4/16/2011 11:52:02 AM
Wow, wish I could have seen it, nature is the most beautiful thing. God bless. Baz
Stranger At The Gate (Poetry) - 4/16/2011 11:49:42 AM
Such a beautiful poem, I feel your longing to be there with her once more, I am sure she would have loved this poem. God bless. Baz
Little Hand (Poetry) - 4/12/2011 2:17:50 PM
The pain of seeing this awakens the compassion in all of us in the same way it has spoken to you. So very well written and expressed so that we can understand it in full clarity.
Stranger At The Gate (Poetry) - 4/7/2011 5:13:52 PM
THANKS FOR SHARING THIS...A MOST REVEALING WORK AND BECAUSE MY MOM AND I WERE NOT AS CLOSE AS WE SHOULD HAVE BEEN OR COULD HAVE BEEN...I UNDERSTAND. BUT THANK GOD YOU WENT...BEFORE IT WAS TOO LATE. BLESSINGS, LOVE AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Stranger At The Gate (Poetry) - 4/5/2011 7:34:04 PM
Diane, I found my father deceased three years ago. If I knew he was gonna be gone I would of been with him in the end holding his hand. I am so glad after four years that you returned to your mothers gate. I wrote a poem: Say what you need to say before it is too late. Once she is gone you won't have that chance to return. I am saying a prayer for you today that everything is better now and you can have peace. Beautiful poem that I think should be shared with her. Tell her how you you feel...Hugs, :)
Something Miraculous. (Poetry) - 4/5/2011 12:07:02 PM
This is so beautiful, Diana...the physical images are so lovely, but the depth of meaning, even more so. Moments in nature and moments in life coincide to bring us memories (and miracles) the endure. Lovely write! ~Hugs, Elizabeth
Stranger At The Gate (Poetry) - 4/1/2011 12:07:12 PM
As a stranger upon the familiar gate of yesteryear before we take to fly from the nest...to make our own lives, we sometimes believe we are leaving something behind but, really, we are not. It only seems we are strangers at that gate but we find ourselves there again because it is there where family is and always has been waiting. Four years? That is not that much compared to many and it is not that much removed...but that much more that you need to catch up on. Glad you did not run away but moved forward as you did with all your dreams before then.
Stranger At The Gate (Poetry) - 3/30/2011 10:32:00 PM
This has a wistful tone to it...one mixed with a little melancholy. How well you express the feelings of fear and wanting to run away, staying riveted to the spot. I hope it all ended well. How sad to be a stranger at a mother's gate...
Love to you,
Chance Encounter (Poetry) - 3/30/2011 5:52:11 PM
These kinds of moments in life are so meaningful. Isn't it wonderful how we can touch (and be touched) in seemingly small ways that stay with us for a very long time. A beautiful encounter of humanity. ~Hugs, Elizabeth
Stranger At The Gate (Poetry) - 3/29/2011 3:04:14 PM
Very beautiful writing sweet lady...stay safe and well..Hugssss
Stranger At The Gate (Poetry) - 3/29/2011 7:15:42 AM
All I can say is "Wow" What a wonderful write.
Stranger At The Gate (Poetry) - 3/29/2011 1:58:12 AM
VERY NICE!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Stranger At The Gate (Poetry) - 3/29/2011 1:04:47 AM
The very fact that she or if this is you,found your self at the gate means that at least you hope and want to find a way to be a part of her life and her of yours. We often end up parting with the ones we love but if we love them sooner or later we find them again. I hope whatever it was that caused the four year absence between the two of you can be bridged for I lost both my parents really young and how I wish I could stand at there gate just one more time.
Stranger At The Gate (Poetry) - 3/28/2011 6:57:15 PM
I am moved by these skillfully crafted lines, Diana,
and sense perhaps that soon the stranger at the gate
will cease to be a stranger. -gene
Stranger At The Gate (Poetry) - 3/28/2011 4:44:08 PM
Beautifully expressed, well written
One must forge forward to mend ill moments of the past
a mother, a father a sister, a brother....
they are all part of our life, our household
Love & peace be with you
Stranger At The Gate (Poetry) - 3/28/2011 4:36:46 PM
This is a beautifully expressed work, Diana,
with perfect tone and mood.
I'll share this with a nephew who refuses to
visit his mother..i keep telling him 'she's
your mother and she's not young'...maybe he'll listen.
Thank You for this.
Stranger At The Gate (Poetry) - 3/28/2011 4:09:17 PM
It appears that although many things remained the same at the place you once called home, there were also changes that had been made as well. And we can only assume that over this period of four years both you and your mother will have noticed a few changes in one another, too. Now, being the good writer that you are, you have left your readers with a thousand questions to be answered regarding this reunion with your mother. Finally, you have left us with the hope that you are a stranger no more.
Stranger At The Gate (Poetry) - 3/28/2011 3:58:30 PM
Newfie Hugs, Rose
Stranger At The Gate (Poetry) - 3/28/2011 3:34:46 PM
I can soooo relate. Not with my mum, but with my son.
Life's so short...
Written in a great style. I was in the position of the poet as I read this. Super work.
Beneath The Lilac Tree (Poetry) - 3/28/2011 3:06:24 PM
Lovely! So soft and romantic, I can almost smell the delightful lilacs. ~Hugs, Elizabeth
Tesco Twilight (Poetry) - 3/28/2011 2:33:01 PM
You captured this "moment" beautifully and in brilliant depth. I'm sure the Tesco Twilight will never be forgotten. Beautiful! ~Hugs, Elizabeth
The Garden Of My Heart (Poetry) - 3/28/2011 2:31:02 PM
Sometimes letting go is not a choice, but a necessity and moving on (if there really is such a thing) is a journey. The love remains...forever. There are joys and blessings all around us, but when the heart suffers such a loss, they are often difficult to see and appreciate. Not sure there is an "escape". Tugs at this heart! ~Hugs, Elizabeth
Stranger At The Gate (Poetry) - 3/28/2011 2:18:30 PM
Sometimes are most difficult encounters are with those we love. Excellent provocative write!
Stranger At The Gate (Poetry) - 3/28/2011 2:04:11 PM
You have shared this very special occasion very effectively through your verses, Diana. Thank you. Love and best wishes,
Stranger At The Gate (Poetry) - 3/28/2011 2:01:59 PM
A very touching poem
Stranger At The Gate (Poetry) - 3/28/2011 1:46:18 PM
appreciated the "first step" of arriving at the gate. Everything is accomplished in small movements.
Stranger At The Gate (Poetry) - 3/28/2011 1:37:39 PM
I was always a stranger at my mother's gate, Diana, but I can understand this completely. Families. I suppose one of my favorite sayings when someone shoves a peace sign in my face is If families can't even get along, how do you expect people who don't even speck the same language to get along. Don't know if that makes sense, but I think it sometimes. Enjoyed the poem. It touched me because I understand.
Stranger At The Gate (Poetry) - 3/28/2011 1:34:14 PM
Family... Unless something terrible had happened,there is no reason to no longer be "family". So often, maybe most often, what we, we that write poetry,what we write is taken to be a part of us, a part of our life. If the lady at the gate is you and if you are afraid to see your mother and sister, my heart goes out to you.
Stranger At The Gate (Poetry) - 3/28/2011 1:31:56 PM
"How strange to be a stranger....At my Mother's Gate."
These words walk upon the very essence of my being...I recall the times of lost repor of my own doings with my mother...glad should I be to today be a stranger at mothers gate...God Bless you dear friend.
Chance Encounter (Poetry) - 3/26/2011 10:57:25 AM
A chance encounter, Diana, but one that lives on in these
lovingly penned words and, I suggest, in the heart of the
Old Italian Lady you comforted on that day she fell inside
the gift shop. -gene.
Inside My Soul (Poetry) - 3/25/2011 6:12:51 AM
Diana, LOVE THIS!! Shine your light bright my friend!! Love, and hugs! ~Chessly
Late Bloomer (Poetry) - 3/25/2011 6:07:54 AM
Diana, I can relate to your words especially the insecurity. Remember, God doesn't give you anything you can't handle. You are the amazing woman today because you have been through the pain!! You are beautiful on the inside and out! A rose that is striving now because of the will to survive!! I see this poem was written a few years back...I am sure that rose is beautiful than ever now!! :) Your friend, ~Chessly
ALWAYS YOU (Poetry) - 3/24/2011 5:08:49 PM
I'm so sorry for your loss, Diana. I can not imagine your pain, but your heart and your love for your husband, pour through every word. A beautiful verse of love and remembrance. Wrenches at the heart, but beautiful. ~Hugs, Elizabeth
Chance Encounter (Poetry) - 3/23/2011 10:13:40 AM
I met an older lady that touched my heart as well. Very sweet poem Diana! Take care,~Chessly
Light A Candle To The Moon. (Poetry) - 3/17/2011 11:19:50 AM
A beautiful message from a most beautiful heart and soul.
Late Bloomer (Poetry) - 2/27/2011 12:43:47 PM
OF COURSE!(SMILE) I HOPE THIS 'BURST' OF OPTIMISM DIDN'T SHOCK YOU...BUT I'M A BELIEVER! AS LONG AS THERE IS LIFE...THERE IS HOPE. YEAH...THE OLD GAL CAN DO IT...IF...SHE HAS THE FAITH IN HIM, WHOM SHE CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH. THE IMAGERY IN THIS METAFORE IS FANTASTIC. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Something Miraculous. (Poetry) - 2/27/2011 12:34:37 PM
YES...IT IS TRULY MIRACULOUS WHEN NATURE DOES AN 'OUT OF THE ORDINARY' THING THAT TOUCHES AND INSPIRES AND GIVES CREDENCE TO HIS PRESENCE...JUST LIKE HE CREATED IT TO DO. WELL DONE AND ENJOYED. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS & FAITH...JOYCE*HIS INSPIRATIONS
Chance Encounter (Poetry) - 2/26/2011 6:09:28 AM
Diana, these are the lasting touches and impressions...if you have time please read my poem 'Exchange of a moment'..it is just this~
Chance Encounter (Poetry) - 2/25/2011 8:32:23 AM
Oh my...beautiful writing sweet lady...sighh..stay safe and well..Hugss
Chance Encounter (Poetry) - 2/25/2011 7:02:34 AM
Well said...yet me thinks that chance does not exist and that all we meet...we meet for a reason and a season...God Bless
Chance Encounter (Poetry) - 2/24/2011 9:59:39 AM
NO DOUBT, SHE IS THINKING THE SAME THING ABOUT YOU. GOD IS JUST THAT WAY...HE TAKES ONE INCIDENT AND BLESSES TWO SOULS (SOMETIMES EVEN MORE) WITH HIS LOVE. THANKS FOR SHARING THIS UNFORGETTABLE MEMORY. LOVE, BLESSINGS & FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Chance Encounter (Poetry) - 2/24/2011 7:34:11 AM
A beautifully written example of the Golden Rule. Thank you for sharing this memorable moment in your life.
Chance Encounter (Poetry) - 2/24/2011 4:58:02 AM
this is priceless Diana
your souls spoke too
and the language of love
Love & Priceless Moments
Chance Encounter (Poetry) - 2/24/2011 3:09:26 AM
LOVELY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Chance Encounter (Poetry) - 2/23/2011 10:34:29 PM
Just living in the moment, that is what you did, and you embraced it and captured something very special between two beautiful spirts.
Sounds like it was an amazing experience..I am happy for you.
Much peace, love and light,
Chance Encounter (Poetry) - 2/23/2011 8:06:49 PM
Beautiful, uplifting encounter, Diana,
the reward priceless.
Chance Encounter (Poetry) - 2/23/2011 4:35:29 PM
Ultruism at its finest. ciao tj
Chance Encounter (Poetry) - 2/23/2011 3:44:51 PM
The reaching out of a hand to someone in need, whether such a simple gesture as this or a life giving organ donation, does touch our hearts and memories forever. Some of my favorite memories in my life are the times I did volunteer work for the needy...
Chance Encounter (Poetry) - 2/23/2011 3:35:06 PM
Isn't it something how a smile, a pat on the hand, or some other small gesture can speak the universal language of friendliness toward mankind. I think it was meant for us all to be this way toward one another. And if this could be, then the world we inhabit would be such a happier place for all. It's so nice to read you once again, Diana. Your writing speaks volumes about your character.
Chance Encounter (Poetry) - 2/23/2011 3:03:33 PM
Sometimes it is the unexpected which linger inside our hearts forever. I have had my "Old Italian Lady" moments. It is then that you realize what life is really all about. For most of us, however, we forget too soon and continue our way through the world as we did before that wonderful encounter.
Chance Encounter (Poetry) - 2/23/2011 2:51:30 PM
exchanges that come at the soul level are so deep and profound...this is a beautiful expression of your experience Diana. Many blessings to you!
Chance Encounter (Poetry) - 2/23/2011 2:25:05 PM
When we give we usually receive more in return, a priceless experience. Thank you for sharing it with us.
Chance Encounter (Poetry) - 2/23/2011 2:05:36 PM
We may never know how a small concern can affect both the giver and receiver but you explained how it does.
Chance Encounter (Poetry) - 2/23/2011 2:01:14 PM
Beautiful sentiments expressed in this lovely poem.
Chance Encounter (Poetry) - 2/23/2011 1:52:52 PM
Thank you for sharing this special and meaningful experience through your verses, Diana. Love and best wishes to you,
Always...Your Wife (Poetry) - 2/23/2011 1:35:33 PM
Deeply moving- beautiful love.
I attended a wake Sunday- perhaps I'll share this with the widow. A lady who was so lucky...was.
Maybe I better wait a while.
ALWAYS YOU (Poetry) - 2/23/2011 1:29:54 PM
Ever since my divorce in 2004 I have pondered if it would not have been better that one of us die- than that love died.
I only know- it is so good your love lives.
Beautiful writing Diana.
Chance Encounter (Poetry) - 2/23/2011 1:01:42 PM
As your words so aptly state, sometimes the simplest of circumstances can become the most memorable.
Inside My Soul (Poetry) - 2/23/2011 12:56:52 PM
beautiful and touching...thank you! Sue
Little Hand (Poetry) - 2/23/2011 12:53:43 PM
As sad as this poem in reading sounds, Diana! In reality it speaks the truth.
Chance Encounter (Poetry) - 2/23/2011 12:53:35 PM
We put the devil to shame when we act with true compassion for others all in "the likeness of God" as he intended and it makes our hearts glad as well...does it not? Beautiful vivid write.
Chance Encounter (Poetry) - 2/23/2011 12:51:46 PM
nice moment written so well. Morgan
Chance Encounter (Poetry) - 2/23/2011 12:16:57 PM
Beautiful capture of one of life's blessed moments.
May we all collect them so well.
Late Bloomer (Poetry) - 2/23/2011 12:53:51 AM
I have to ask, Diana...do you not know that rose is you? Do you not already know the answer to your questions? No one or no thing can stifle you. Look how beautifully you wrote this. That is the first step. Now write some more.