Recent Reviews for Tova Gabrielle
Writing My Wrongs/Ch.5continued/Woods Hole and the Acid Gods (Book) - 1/15/2010 8:34:54 PM|
«"I strongly suggest that you don’t speak for a week,” Stephen proclaimed, turning abruptly and walking quickly away»
He said that to everyone who arrived there that summer. I can still hear him saying it to me. I've decided that Stephen, Dale and all the rest were total fakes. Maybe some of the women were sincere, like Wendy or Laurel. Maybe not. Maybe they wanted it to be real, but wanting something to be real and having it be real are different things.
I remember asking Sandy, who worked in the office, for some money so we could leave, a wife with no high school, two babies, and myself who had worked tirelessly on the commune's cars for years. We got nothing. No, those people had no heart.
Maybe I'll see you in August, maybe not. Maybe I'll go to Chimayó instead and ask the saint to forgive my sins. I'm not entirely blameless either. This is like a fine wine. The anger is gone but the bitterness remains.
I like the new format. Paragraphs! I think people might read it, for morbid curiosity if for nothing else. You have helped me some. Thanks.
Writing My Wrongs/ Ch.3/Prisoner of the freeway (Book) - 1/2/2010 6:35:20 AM
I look forward to reading this but you MUST break it up into paragraphs/sections....the way it is now is literally unreadable which is sad because I'm sure the writing is excellent.
I Never Met a Bird I Didn't Like (Book) - 10/31/2007 8:00:53 AM
I look forward to owning.
Pathos and humor
in a Tova sandwich!
Writing My Wrongs/ Ch.3/Prisoner of the freeway (Book) - 5/11/2006 11:56:07 AM
I find reading about the Brotherhood of the Spirit very interesting.
I grew up in Athol and frequented Clubhouse Pond with my family. This is where I got my first glimse of the "hippies", as my parents and grandparents referred to the long-haireds bathing near the dam.
As I got a little older I actually visited the commune on a number of occasions.
With the local film production being screened in Shelburne Falls this weekend, the whole experience has been reincarnated in the local newspapers.
I love the memories.
Yellow Bird (Short Story) - 2/3/2007 11:50:44 AM
Never Marry a Man Who Hates His Mother (Short Story) - 5/2/2006 1:25:55 PM
Yap Tova, love the title too. Lol. Great write! Took me a while to read it, but I must say, love it!
Never Marry a Man Who Hates His Mother (Short Story) - 5/1/2006 4:55:54 PM
Very good...and I love the title!
The Twin Trap (Short Story) - 4/20/2006 10:04:56 AM
I loved reading this again. How about a one-act play format?
Things Mom Would Deny (Short Story) - 4/20/2006 9:49:00 AM
I loved this.
I love your writing about yourself with such sense of humor, so characteristic and picturesque and and and. A real pleasure!
Things Mom Would Deny (Short Story) - 4/5/2006 6:30:14 PM
It's not easy to write about one's self or family, so I commend you on your openess...
The Twin Trap (Short Story) - 4/5/2006 6:20:28 PM
What an ordeal!
My cousins were fraternal twins, boy/girl...boy/girl two years apart. The older set once broke opposite arms on the same day in totally separate incidents (and on playgrounds five miles apart from one another) that got them in the paper. Twins are a true mystery.
A Brief Resurrection (Short Story) - 9/11/2005 2:06:24 PM
Tova: Like other readers I enjoyed your story. The humor and sheer involvement with Clyde and the human brought the story to that special place where only a pet lover can be so neurotic and insightful.
I felt as though I knew very little about the narrator. The POV is clearly inside the narrator's head from a past prospective, thus making physical descriptions of self and actions easier. The POV gives the story a finished feel and little sense of urgency until the end, as I wait to see if Clyde is to die or not (I am fond of urgency).
I found two passages to be memorable "Like a string on a kite, our affection seemed to be tugging her in, pulled against death's willful winds." and "As the dark clouds of our grief had gathered, Clyde seemed to be patiently waiting out our storm in a transcendent state that soothed our resistance to her final flight."
The characters sense of memory and sentimentality are gracious and endearing.
I hope I helped.
Hatfield (Short Story) - 7/25/2005 7:45:51 AM
The picture blocks out the first paragraph of the story which is very good. Well written, catches the readers eye. What rural town in New England were you referring to? Just wondering.
Spirit Rock Romances, or, The Stories We Tell Ourselves (Short Story) - 3/30/2005 4:47:30 AM
Oh this is great. No one I've read on AD knows anything about sit or retreat. I'll be back for an other fix. Henry
The Naked Bird (Short Story) - 3/21/2005 9:06:15 AM
I really enjoyed reading this, Tova; and there's a lot of meaning ellicited. Thank you. Love and peace to you. Regis
Spirit Rock Romances, or, The Stories We Tell Ourselves (Short Story) - 3/20/2005 8:36:36 PM
Kinda wish that was me there so I'd get to know you a bit better. I like this. Love and peace. Regis
A Most Peculiar Blessing (Short Story) - 2/17/2005 12:58:49 PM
A well written & most interesting read, I like the way you interject your thoughts bettween the lines, giving us much insight into the mind/speaker of this piece. Well done!
A Brief Resurrection (Short Story) - 1/14/2005 12:30:35 PM
I can't recall reading a story on AD in recent memory that made me laugh so hard, and then spun me around and made me feel like bursting out bawling to balance out the laughter. This is a delightful piece. We have two cockatiels, and your description of Clyde's mating habits had me in stitches! Our little Annabelle thinks that my husband is her mate. All he has to do is whisper to her and up comes her butt! ha ha! Bless you for writing such a delightful piece about your beloved friend. Michelle
The Naked Bird (Short Story) - 8/27/2004 1:03:40 PM
I agree with you on what you said in this piece. I like this... African Grays are special animals, but then, all creatures are special in their own way. Humans simply have to open their eyes and hearts to realize the fact. All creatures need love. Mistreated animals, like children, will feel devestated and exhibit their feelings, like plucking feathers in parrots' cases. They need love and attention!
The Naked Bird (Short Story) - 2/11/2004 8:01:30 AM
Reduce this to 250 words and you have a terrific poem here. Actually, with only one more line, that last paragraph is a poem in itself.
The Naked Bird (Short Story) - 2/3/2004 6:49:27 PM
Tova, i am so happy to receive from you something, as I have wondered if you died or not, LOL! I love the last paragraph, specifically the fact that humans are lower on the chain of evolution, and i think as well on the food chain...LOL! Excellent, hon, Ed & rufuz
A Brief Resurrection (Short Story) - 1/18/2004 7:52:26 PM
This was incredibly moving, thank you a 1,000 times for sharing such an intimate time with us. Your ability with words made it twice as moving. Clyde would be proud!
The Clearest Delusional (Short Story) - 9/23/2003 6:20:50 PM
Tova, isnt it wonderful to be dillusional, allowing insanity to overcome ones self? Seems we all have to do this every now and then...I certainly do as most of my writings seem to put forth, LOL! Please write more, I love your writings...Peace Thru Zen, ED
1969 and Then Some, part 2 (Short Story) - 8/12/2003 1:53:45 PM
Oh man, does that bring back some memories, acid, etc... Havent thought about that in years. Hey, whatever happened to all those flashbacks we were told we would get?
Anyway, Tova, a very enjoyable memory on your part! How nice it is to find someone actually willing to discuss openly their acid experience from that wonderful year of '69! Would like to read more of your memories, looking forward to doing so! And remember: OLD DEADHEADS NEVER DIE, THEY JUST SMELL THAT WAY! Peace!
Oakland, '02-MidLife Transition (Short Story) - 12/25/2002 8:28:39 AM
I loved it.
Oakland, '02-MidLife Transition (Short Story) - 12/22/2002 9:08:20 PM
Sweetie, you are a fantastic writer and there is so much that I want to say. Happy Holidaze, or Wednesdaze! ;)
The Ice Queen, Or, The continuing Killing Madness by US Authorities (Short Story) - 12/10/2002 3:41:55 AM
thought provoking article
Grace (Short Story) - 9/18/2002 2:28:30 PM
Tova, this story pulled me in. Good job! Kaz
1969 And Then Some, Part 1- All That False Instruction (Short Story) - 8/28/2002 10:38:25 PM
Most of this could have been my life, down to the death of a parent. You should get your stories into a book, all your own. You have an engaging way of writing that holds your readers captive. I am terrible at short stories. (((HUGS)))
Love, Janet xoxoxoxo
Never Marry A Man Who Hates His Mother (Article) - 1/8/2011 8:38:53 PM
I very much need to know: did this man, your former husband, hate his mothert? and did hating his own mom made him forget to get grocieries, pick up meds, and find the exactly the right spot on your back? thanks very much
Recovery is Real (Article) - 4/19/2010 4:43:50 PM
A most informative and encouraging article, Tova. Thank you for sharing it. Love and best wishes to you,
excerpt from when I was a ghost (Article) - 2/3/2010 9:22:49 AM
Reading your spiel and all
your preceding others
made me aware
of your existence.
Other than I no longer
receive love notes from you
I began writing some to myself,
And you know what?
I started falling in love
with my own image.
i'm only steps away
from godliness and believing
i'm just another god
tripping on myself
and you. Well, you know
this comes from the gut.
So dear Jewess, this little ditty is dedicated to you... lol
My Recovery From Cult Mind-Control (Article) - 2/18/2009 8:50:41 PM
You *still* buy into groupthink. But it's only changed covers.
It Can't Happen Here (Article) - 2/18/2009 8:48:49 PM
This is an intellectual exercise, mental masturbation of the basest sort. Terrorism is not real to you. You are blissfully untouched by the irrational violence of those who would gleefully lop your head from your neck unblinkingly because 1)you're American 2)you're Jewish. You live in the greatest country in the world and your bloodshot eyes peer from under a hidey hole of your own making. People like you are pretty damn scary.
Take your meds and become a Writer (Article) - 1/17/2007 7:19:52 AM
Wait ... A chemical engineer is controlling my moods? Haha! Actually, your title reminded me of the time after my dad and grandmother had died and I was on medication so that I wouldn't try to find the murdering devil and kill him. I couldn't work or do anything at all on medication. Then it took years for my brain to get back up to speed after I quit them (which was sooner than prescribed).
The Visitation (Article) - 1/16/2007 4:47:34 PM
If So Evil Has Be Said Simply: Satan Be Gone All Evil Be Gone...
Overcoming Toxic Shame (Article) - 9/16/2006 3:16:05 PM
This is an outstanding article. I have been looking for information on overcoming shame for several years and this is without a doubt the best I have found. Thank you to Tova Gabrielle
Memorial Day: The Reality (Article) - 6/12/2006 4:02:58 PM
Emergence of reality? What's that?
My Recovery From Cult Mind-Control (Article) - 6/6/2006 6:59:04 PM
Memorial Day: The Reality (Article) - 5/28/2006 6:49:04 PM
Thank you for reminding us of the words and wisdom of Ghandi. What an intelligent and peaceful human being he was!
As for the other 'runaway train', he'll eventually run out of track. Unfortunately, many lives will be lost before then...
Bush administration at war with US (Article) - 5/13/2006 11:47:03 AM
President you speak?
We do not have
one at present
A Dear John Letter (to myself) (Article) - 10/16/2005 1:19:32 PM
behind the bars
of my Vodka-focked soul
had i read this
i would've missed out
on Prozac and god
Retrieval (Article) - 8/19/2004 4:14:58 AM
It's so sad when two who should've been together can't get it together to get along.
It Can't Happen Here (Article) - 5/11/2004 12:01:35 AM
I wonder if you are as angry, cynical and frustrated as your writing suggests? I found the work refreshing as it displays something I can relate to.
As Denial is a great force the average person will not want to accept such a proposition. The Government murdering its own people?
I defer to a wiser man;
One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We're no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It is simply too painful to acknowledge -- even to ourselves -- that we've been so credulous: Carl Sagan
It is my fervent hope that the enormity of this bamboozle will expose itself and the shock of Sept 11 will pale in comparisson.
Imagine a day when billions of people have the truth revealed in such a way that denial is impossible, (similar to that moment in an adicts life, the greatest friend, drugs are seen as a terminal disease )
Imagine is all we can do.
It Can't Happen Here (Article) - 11/4/2003 4:29:07 PM
To comment on the above, Tova, would be to give you a soapbox to stand on and continue ranting. I find, after losing my wife on 9/11 in the north tower, I cannot support the above. If it is true, I just hope it doesnt happen again and if not, well, what goes around comes around...I truly hope you find peace, ED
Mom's Meddling and My Madness (Article) - 10/18/2003 8:19:19 PM
I felt this way about my mother, many times and now I'm beginning to wonder if this is the way my daughter feels about me when she asks me questions about things I have no answer for. The circle is complete.
Mom's Meddling and My Madness (Article) - 10/18/2003 1:05:17 PM
I absolutely love the way you write! "The dots" is so funny; I remember being younger and wondering what the hell those were too. Also, I agree with Janet Caldwell. I too would like to kick Miss Right's ass. And, I too, was always in the wrong club! Keep up the writing.
If You Must Do Something Illegal Keep Your (false) Teeth in Your Head (Article) - 10/18/2003 12:51:58 PM
First off, what a great title! It captured my interest right from the beginning. I love this story and the way you tell it. "looking for a partial in a haystack" may just replace the old saying 'needle in a haystack'LOL.....great write! Keep up the good work!
A Dear John Letter (to myself) (Article) - 10/18/2003 12:41:26 PM
This is great! I have been looking for something to read that would make me laugh out loud and thanks to "A Dear John Letter (to myself)" I've gotten that. This is so creative and imaginative and hilarious. Thanks so much for the great laugh! I think we all feel like this from time to time. Just once I'd like to switch with someone just for awhile; you know....keep it interesting.
A Dear John Letter (to myself) (Article) - 10/11/2003 9:48:02 PM
... this is not only highly creative and well organized, it if hilarious. as a poet with very little sense of humor, i find you have shed new light on the concept of human bondage. [and i had always thought it was only for the sub/dom set :]
Max's Maxims (Article) - 8/11/2003 11:26:52 PM
Wonderful insights into your family. Love the humour too. Bravo. Excellent.
The Ice Queen (Article) - 4/12/2003 3:32:26 PM
This is a shocking story that validates my belief that the goverment is in the midst of taking away our rights. I feel for the family, no justice will be found here. iblieve
Aniti-War Slogans (Poetry) - 11/22/2013 6:56:39 PM
captures the hypocritical element of certain Christians.
gratitude (Poetry) - 7/12/2009 6:23:17 AM
In gratitude for your writing this.
It refilled me with peace overflowing your cup.
You're special not because I think you are.
Uncertainty (Poetry) - 5/1/2009 8:43:47 AM
Like Ghandi said
our life is significant
only to ourself
So give it all you have
Suburbia (Poetry) - 5/1/2009 8:41:13 AM
Vive la vie bourgeoise!
Glad to see you're OK.
The little man in the wall,,, lol
Loved your allegories.
While You Sleep (Poetry) - 3/22/2009 6:14:19 PM
I like this quite interesting.
Wonderful imagery thought provoking as well.
Never Above Art (Poetry) - 3/22/2009 6:12:38 PM
"She holds gently the arm
of life over there"
Excellent "Never Above Art"
All the best,
Mexican Pilgrimage (Poetry) - 3/22/2009 6:08:22 PM
"Mexican Pilgrimage" is beautiful and I loved the imagery Tova.
Saturday Night in Mexico (Poetry) - 1/30/2008 6:53:59 PM
Prose full of energy...
Saturday Night in Mexico (Poetry) - 1/29/2008 1:35:28 PM
Thank you for sharing this portrait of a place where I have never been, Tova. You recreated the "aura" of the place most effectively. Love and peace to you,
Saturday Night in Mexico (Poetry) - 1/29/2008 1:24:30 PM
and you are lucky
if you went to sleep
when you suggest you did...
and you could add
starting at 4AM sharp
life begins again...
that is if you were in the center of Mexico City
Thanks for sharing.
Mexican Pilgrimage (Poetry) - 1/29/2008 1:22:33 PM
I feel the same way you do
most of these people have soul
unlike our Barbie & Ken dolls
Mexican Pilgrimage (Poetry) - 1/28/2008 8:43:34 PM
I like how you write. At least from what I've read in this one poem! Beautiful. I will be back.
The You Who (Poetry) - 6/9/2007 11:06:00 AM
Hi my friend, i see you still write beautifully about your life experiences. i have missed your work. Drop me a line soemtimes to elt me know how you are doing
Never Above Art (Poetry) - 3/20/2007 9:50:38 AM
This is quite the write, Tova; worthy of much more than a single reading. Thank you for sharing it. Love and peace to you,
Marriage Spoils (Poetry) - 2/23/2007 8:15:18 AM
so unbelieveable that i missed this greatness here this master-piece!!! you spill out this story in strong hard to miss imagery it spills out like lava hot and angry! almost here one saying "i never saw it coming!!!" this is one of the best poems i've read in a very long time!!!this is gritty and gripping and full so full of emotions
i applaud you!!! i applaud this work!!!!
Space (Poetry) - 2/16/2007 6:08:37 PM
What a sad write. It is a shame when two people living under the same roof don't communicate at all. This is a trend that seems to happy more and more. Excellent job.
Space (Poetry) - 2/2/2007 4:15:56 PM
Space (Poetry) - 1/20/2007 7:09:15 PM
Interesting work of thought, you displayed this well within a view of love and broken love combined...nice work...
Space (Poetry) - 1/17/2007 6:46:34 AM
Fantastic write,oh to be with someone just because it feels right,Loved this poem,
Space (Poetry) - 1/16/2007 10:15:36 PM
this should be published
Space (Poetry) - 1/16/2007 6:00:46 PM
Too sad! Love shouldn't be like that. However, I know this happens to a lot of couples...like you're just existing, and not really there in their eyes.
A well-expressed piece!!!
Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
gravity ii. (Poetry) - 1/16/2007 2:26:16 PM
The You Who (Poetry) - 1/16/2007 2:27:25 AM
Quite a fare with something for everyone. Very well written piece.
Drunk Again (Poetry) - 12/31/2006 11:48:58 AM
YOu got that all out well!GOOD Flowwwwwww!
Hope this was inspiration from just a movie!
Or... all turned out Wonderful in the end~ my writing friend~
HaPPY! PEACEFUL SAFE New YEAR -2007-
Pickleweed Howl (Poetry) - 12/31/2006 11:33:38 AM
This was a joy to read, smile and Keep!
Thank YOU for sharing your hear my new friend~
WArmest Blessings and HuGs,Sheee
After the Sex (Poetry) - 12/31/2006 11:21:56 AM
LOL! I love it!
A Mastermind at work!
I do this in my writing at times!
I love the shielding!
A Keeper! Off to my Vault it will goooooooo!
Thank you for sharing your heart!
Hope your green beans taste yummier as their in your Salad, what a smile that appeared I'm sure on many faces! YOU did that!
Come check ( when time allows you) my corner of the den, if you can!
My 1st time reading/feeling you and I'm stuck- I now am tracking you... cuz, your heart is TRUE!
I hope something *(I have many) in my writings touch you! too~
Enjoy! YOur NEW YEAR -2007- in PEACE, Love, Wisdom and Joy to you and yours!
Pickleweed Howl (Poetry) - 12/3/2006 3:28:20 PM
Zoloft with Ham on Rye (Poetry) - 11/16/2006 5:30:41 AM
L O V E it ~!!! SO clever. . .well-thought out. . .image rich and
. . .all in a few exquisitely chosen words. ENCORE! ENCORE!!
Pickleweed Howl (Poetry) - 11/15/2006 7:30:46 AM
this is live and exciting and full
I haven't read anything like this is such a long time
wonderfully written i enjoyed this much!!!!
Jewish Woman Finds Rebirth in California after Running (Poetry) - 8/30/2006 7:50:26 AM
OH, this is good!! Form, content, rhythm. . ."all of above and below"
and m o r e. Encore! ENCORE!! 'Pea' <3 ~~ Hope it's okay to share this. I have a Jewish friend who is an excellent poet. This poem reminds me of her.
Zoloft with Ham on Rye (Poetry) - 4/13/2006 4:02:15 PM
A wonderful ironic comment on our "Must Be Positive" society. No depression allowed.
You'll Have to Ask A Man (Poetry) - 1/7/2006 4:43:39 AM
Haa haaa ... I love your sense of humour, Tova. Lol!
A Dear John Letter to Myself (Poetry) - 1/7/2006 4:40:22 AM
Haaaa haaaa ... you're an absolute riot, Tova! Good one! Lol! I'm curious though, so how did "Gabrielle" take it?
Jews For Cheeses (Poetry) - 12/2/2005 7:35:14 PM
the title drew mw but not disappointed only god's welshman actually
Jews For Cheeses (Poetry) - 12/1/2005 8:18:47 AM
suggested pay-off line: "prepare to taste God's wrath"
Jews For Cheeses (Poetry) - 11/30/2005 7:35:10 PM
Jewish Woman Finds Rebirth in California after Running (Poetry) - 10/22/2005 1:18:39 PM
very avant-garde! Splendid
Your Wife (Poetry) - 10/16/2005 8:21:07 PM
Your Wife (Poetry) - 10/16/2005 5:20:32 PM
How to Love an Addict, or, Salvia Devinorum (Poetry) - 10/16/2005 1:14:10 PM
Never Above Art (Poetry) - 10/16/2005 1:10:43 PM
oh how lonely
art can be
but i wont
let you be
Zoloft with Ham on Rye (Poetry) - 10/16/2005 1:08:12 PM
or kish me back
or is it quiche me...
i'd rather be
Your Wife (Poetry) - 10/16/2005 1:03:32 PM
and i thought
behind my back.
i come to you
with tail between
Cliché me back.
Something Manipulated Democracy (Poetry) - 5/30/2005 11:33:55 AM
You have validated my most urgent thoughts, Tova, just by being another in the world who "gets it"... we are many, yet we seldom speak up and say it out loud, fearing the reality of "Big Brother" and his band of renegades.
Democracy is an ideal, a promise of freedom for ALL... not a faith-based initiative, not a commodity to sell to the highest bidder so he can outsource and call me unpatriotic, not permission to buy the presidency or install cronies on the ethics committee.
I cannot tell you entirely how your work here has moved me. Let us all speak... loudly... often... as you are doing. katy xox
Something Manipulated Democracy (Poetry) - 5/28/2005 6:12:44 PM
You are expressing what many feel in their soul, Tova. Most well done. Thank you. Love and peace to you. Regis
Something Manipulated Democracy (Poetry) - 5/25/2005 5:17:04 AM
Free verse speaking up, speaking out. Many images and expressions that describe the thoughts of many Americans, who see their country being hijacked under false flags. Excellent expression. Henry
Something Manipulated Democracy (Poetry) - 5/24/2005 11:08:01 PM
pretty deep thoughts. Expressed well in free verse. Good job.
My Second Lover (Poetry) - 5/7/2005 10:01:44 AM
So emotive and meaningful, Tova. It reaches deep in my soul, this poem of yours. Thank you. Love and peace to you. Regis
Life Sentences (Poetry) - 4/18/2005 10:56:51 AM
I am applauding, this is truly excellent! Unique, waaaay out of the box, and presented from a place that goes beyond the scope!
This should be sent out to the hospitals, schools, etc. This is
a work to be very proud of!
Life Sentences (Poetry) - 4/17/2005 1:58:41 PM
hey, you're asking all the right questions and phrasing them so well. I really enjoyed this meaning of life and death poem. You took me on a journey, Tova!
Life Sentences (Poetry) - 4/16/2005 9:10:44 AM
Now this is unique! hahahahaha!!! Thanks for your "poem from a poem"
I really enjoyed it, and the compliment!
Not Your Shame (Poetry) - 4/15/2005 12:18:10 PM
an excellent read
Your Mother (Poetry) - 4/15/2005 7:24:25 AM
Wow Tova! You express so much with such brevity of words. Well done! Thank you. Love and peace to you. Regis
Not Your Shame (Poetry) - 4/13/2005 10:16:51 PM
i like where you'e coming from, and not all men are on a power trip, especially the ones who aren't taken seriously, especially the ones who fail and have a long hard look from the bottom of the well. Cheers, flow on thy miraculous spring! k
Not Your Shame (Poetry) - 4/13/2005 6:11:30 PM
"his pain splatters your good silk like rain" ... great line ...
a most mind stirring poem ...
Not Your Shame (Poetry) - 4/13/2005 7:29:38 AM
"if you fight, you will not win, for his are not your ways"
There is much wisdom expressed in this verse and the entire poem is most thought-provoking, Tova. Thank you. Love and peace. Regis
Not Your Shame (Poetry) - 4/13/2005 6:53:00 AM
Tova, this is great. The last line sums it up. Profound thought to this.
Your Mother (Poetry) - 4/12/2005 6:24:16 PM
I agree, maybe just a bad person. Henry
Your Mother (Poetry) - 4/12/2005 3:25:42 PM
Gotta love it. Haha! Mother-in-laws, there outta be a law. Fathers-in-laws can be just as yuk! Loved this.
World Worth Loving (Poetry) - 4/12/2005 5:21:08 AM
What a beautiful uplifting poem. Rapid strong images. Real word art. Thanks, Henry
World Worth Loving (Poetry) - 4/12/2005 5:13:28 AM
So may excellent lines in this write. Very well done.
Back Home, The Valley (Poetry) - 4/1/2005 9:17:20 AM
This is thouroughly enthralling, Tova. It cries for more than one reading for sure. Thank you for sharing this poignantly meaningful and emotive offering. Love and peace. Regis
Zoloft with Ham on Rye (Poetry) - 4/1/2005 9:14:42 AM
Cleverly constructed, Tova; and to me, very meaningful. Thank you. Love and peace to you. Regis
Zoloft with Ham on Rye (Poetry) - 4/1/2005 4:27:43 AM
Your choices are limited:
Your credit check found you noncreditible.
Outbursts of anguish will not be tolerated. / We are not responsible.
Chalk those up to lines I wish I'd written first ... fabulous!
Back Home, The Valley (Poetry) - 3/31/2005 4:13:43 AM
So many strong images, so many jeweled words, and in the end the conclusion i understand, "being nobody" "surrender." What a work of art. Henry
When I was a Hippie Chick In Red-Neck Land (Poetry) - 3/22/2005 9:57:09 AM
An interesting account, Tova. You kept me interested from start to finish. Thank you. Love and peace. Regis
How to Love an Addict, or, Salvia Devinorum (Poetry) - 3/21/2005 10:49:03 AM
This is totally captivating, Tova. You had me from the start and you held me till the end. Great creation. Thank you. Love and peace to you. Regis
The You Who Got Away First (Poetry) - 3/21/2005 8:58:52 AM
A compelling and totally captivating creation, Tova. I am mesmerized. Thank you for sharing this. Love and peace to you. Regis
You'll Have to Ask A Man (Poetry) - 3/20/2005 7:47:44 PM
Very interesting, Tova. I never looked at "it" that way before. Thank you for the lesson. Love and peace to you. Regis
How to Die (Poetry) - 3/20/2005 7:13:02 PM
I find this powerfully full of wisdom, Tova. I am glad you shared it and I thank you for this offering. Love and peace to you. Regis
How to Die (Poetry) - 3/10/2005 2:03:08 PM
enjoyed the thoughts here............
great advice for their are so many who needs this line, "learn to parent yourself"
soooo many parents are twisted, lost, drained, tired, uncaring, on drugs(drinking, smoking, doctor-ordered)etc.
learn within your heart,mind,body and soul the rights and wrongs laws of nature....trust your body will let you know if your on the wrong path.
How to Die (Poetry) - 3/9/2005 7:17:33 PM
life surrounds out ability to survive death and preparing for its return ... listening and learning from our oversoul ...
vrtu insightful poem!
How to Die (Poetry) - 3/8/2005 3:34:51 PM
Aaaaaahhhhhh But,There is Death--- As Death Is Enevitable-As To Where You All Humanity Goes (Ends Up)I Surely Don't Think About Death Only The New You...
Credit For write!!
How to Die (Poetry) - 3/8/2005 2:53:09 PM
Good write... with simple acceptance...
How to Die (Poetry) - 3/8/2005 2:05:58 PM
True advice indeed and should be heeded.
How to Love an Addict, or, Salvia Devinorum (Poetry) - 2/17/2005 9:15:16 AM
5:52 A.M. Cafe' (Poetry) - 1/27/2005 8:41:24 AM
Abandoning Abandonment (Poetry) - 1/15/2005 6:42:20 PM
Strong and meaningful verses, Tova. I know I have been where you describe in this creative offering. Thank you. Love and peace to you. Regis
Jewish Woman Finds Rebirth in California after Running (Poetry) - 12/7/2004 6:36:07 PM
You express so much in these, Tova. And I love haiku. Thank you for sharing this offering. Love and peace to you. Regis
Traffic Jam on The Bridge of Flowers (Poetry) - 10/21/2004 1:14:16 PM
I find this captivating, Tova. There's something uniquely "you" in these verses. Love and peace. Regis
Traffic Jam on The Bridge of Flowers (Poetry) - 10/20/2004 5:19:51 AM
Excellent, original write Tova.
Traffic Jam on The Bridge of Flowers (Poetry) - 10/20/2004 3:04:09 AM
Traffic Jam on The Bridge of Flowers (Poetry) - 10/19/2004 9:35:13 PM
Interesting images and interaction. Nice write.
Traffic Jam on The Bridge of Flowers (Poetry) - 10/19/2004 4:40:13 PM
wonderful imagery and the flow is fantastic...did i use enough adjectives...i loved this
Traffic Jam on The Bridge of Flowers (Poetry) - 10/19/2004 4:27:21 PM
Unusually moving...I read some of your bio...sort of scanned through it...I can relate to much of what you said...hope you find the peace and reality you seek there in New England. Best of all things to you. (Not all of we males are power hungry...or powerful...some of us are just lost and confused. Some? Anyway, peace to you.)
For a Minute (minutes mattered) (Poetry) - 10/14/2004 9:15:28 PM
You can feel the pain in between the lines, but I also sensed hope,
relief, and that "not going to let it get me down" attitude. Yes, rejection hurts, but it sets you free...
Thanks for sharing this
Abandoning Abandonment (Poetry) - 10/14/2004 12:03:15 PM
Finally, there is nothing left to us but to abandon the abandonment. Yes.
Zoloft with Ham on Rye (Poetry) - 10/14/2004 12:01:18 PM
Tova, this kind of depression actually made me laugh. Bad?
For a Minute (minutes mattered) (Poetry) - 10/11/2004 10:08:18 AM
Tova, there is such strength in your words, such power. You understand poetry, and you've given it your own spirit.
"For a minute, minutes mattered..."
For a Minute (minutes mattered) (Poetry) - 10/10/2004 10:50:05 PM
restraint (Poetry) - 10/6/2004 7:11:40 AM
restraint (Poetry) - 10/5/2004 9:53:08 AM
this was interesting. did you manage not to sigh loudly
restraint (Poetry) - 10/5/2004 6:23:43 AM
What You Can't Give Me (Poetry) - 10/4/2004 10:45:45 PM
and I could never make YOU happy either.......
the Panasonic Cordless Telephone and the Vintage Black Leather Jacket (Poetry) - 10/4/2004 6:18:01 PM
Lol... Your work is always fresh!
the Panasonic Cordless Telephone and the Vintage Black Leather Jacket (Poetry) - 10/3/2004 7:55:38 PM
Profound write. Well done.
Gravity i. (Poetry) - 10/3/2004 7:55:18 AM
well written introspective poetry ...
Gravity i. (Poetry) - 10/3/2004 12:55:22 AM
We seem to be on the same page or at least in the same library.
Marriage Spoils (Poetry) - 10/3/2004 12:46:16 AM
....and those damn pigeons. This was excellent, it has been a long time since you posted anything and I am glad to see you.
This is America (Poetry) - 5/12/2004 11:18:09 PM
love that "Asses of Evil" phrase.
A true original!
cynth'ya lewis reed
Aniti-War Slogans (Poetry) - 5/8/2004 12:33:23 PM
I am voting for Bush.
It is sad what liberals have done to our country and too
many innocent fetuses
hunger (Poetry) - 4/16/2004 1:05:46 AM
Sounds like a Bloody Mary is in order.
hunger (Poetry) - 4/14/2004 9:20:22 PM
try putting a little pepper on it ... sometimes all we need is a little spice ...
hunger (Poetry) - 4/14/2004 6:47:13 PM
A broken heart can really ruin any and all of lifes pleasures...excellent said...now it is three this day, wow! Ed & Rufuz
Shepards Pie for Thirty (Poetry) - 4/14/2004 6:45:39 PM
I don't exactly see the reason for the "mature audiences warning" prior to this, but I also remember the commune life, lost my virginity there, in both directions, I know TMI, but I like this memory you described herein, it brought back some interesting memories on my part...well written as always, Tova, and two in one day, I am shocked, and happy to see them both...Peace thru Pie, Ed & Rufuz
Will Spirits Urge Us On? (Poetry) - 4/14/2004 6:38:07 PM
I may not understand it totally, Tova, but I like it nonetheless, it seems to have this flow that I cannot explain, and just maybe that is just what it is supposed to read like...Peace thru Words, Ed & Rufuz
hunger (Poetry) - 4/14/2004 3:16:21 PM
This is America (Poetry) - 4/5/2004 12:11:22 AM
You need to seek shelter, go in a cave and stay there.
Don't Ask; Offer (Poetry) - 4/4/2004 11:24:23 AM
A powerfully and wise expression, Tova. Thank you for sharing this offering. Love and peace. Regis
This is America (Poetry) - 4/4/2004 4:27:56 AM
This is about one of the most extreme tale of events I've ever read. Readily I agree that not even I, approve of everything our government does..and I am very doubtful that you would find anybody that would.
Just incase you aren't aware of this fact..there already is a law dealing with vagrancy in our great land..has been for a very long time.
I must tell you though that I'm a bit confused on your forefront message.
You claim what you write isn't necessarily your views..if that's the actual case? Why do you write it?
I'm not however confused at all about the fact that there are also laws that says you have the right to free speech..no matter how extreme it appears to be. Lisa
This is America (Poetry) - 4/3/2004 3:36:41 PM
Tova, bravo for expressions of your views of what is what in America. But "This is America" is one persons opinion. You have that right to do so in this country. You could be shot in many countries for expressing it. But when a radical left condemns a radical right ... most Americans work from the middle road and attempt to throw out the extremism on both ends of the spectrum.
I feel more secure in taking the middle of the road position.
So all the bleeding liberals and bloody extremists can rant and rave to their hearts content. LONG LIVE THE USA!!! Long live Tova! AndD thank God Americans are kaleidoscopic in nature. There is room for all of us here in this country but the very few. Bill
Zoloft with Ham on Rye (Poetry) - 4/2/2004 10:18:43 AM
I too have visited a few "romance restaurants" where I posted my own "going out of business" signs. LOL
Very creative way to depict deadbeat relationships!
blessin's, Tova, I love stuff like this!
cynth'ya lewis reed
Zoloft with Ham on Rye (Poetry) - 3/31/2004 9:16:48 AM
And don't forget to sample the ham and zoloft on rye!
Zoloft with Ham on Rye (Poetry) - 3/30/2004 9:57:55 PM
excellent black humor!
Zoloft with Ham on Rye (Poetry) - 3/30/2004 8:16:44 PM
This is great! I'd love to give this to someone at work! (She complains a lot).
Zoloft with Ham on Rye (Poetry) - 3/30/2004 8:13:07 PM
Tova, good to see you posting, you are not on that often, but when you are, you are forever kicking ass...like with this neat one, I love it, I am sending this around to a few others I know in the den if you don't mind it is so cool! Peace thru Humor, Ed & Rufuz
Zoloft with Ham on Rye (Poetry) - 3/30/2004 4:47:21 PM
Haven't connected with you in a while. The symbolic associations in this are sooo powerful. Congrats to you, my friend. Vicky
Zoloft with Ham on Rye (Poetry) - 3/30/2004 3:36:17 PM
Quite the cool and psychological cafe. Reminds me of THE EAGLES' song, HOTEL CALIFORNIA.
Zoloft with Ham on Rye (Poetry) - 3/30/2004 3:01:15 PM
LOL - this is great! I'd like to print a 1,000 and hand them out to every complainer - starting with myself! Thanks.
A Dear John Letter to Myself (Poetry) - 3/22/2004 3:50:15 PM
I Can't believe this, you MUST read minds, too...
Oh, I, This, I...well, an idea in my head for sooo long (tho' a bit different') and Then This! Oh and Brilliantly done ..Oh you bet...
I wanna break up with me, too...LOLOL!? Brilliant, Brilliant, yup!
Love IT, Love it...
Don't Ask; Offer (Poetry) - 3/22/2004 3:44:58 PM
Oh, God, I got the shivers reading this, true!
I, oh, there is a wisdom here, that is not all that easy to learn...I, God, You...
You really put it out there, whole, full and damn, it was painful and I, well, your voice rings loud and clear...
Thank You, Tova...
you write from deep inside and speak volumes, to me...here, I, wow!
How to Love an Addict, or, Salvia Devinorum (Poetry) - 3/13/2004 1:25:47 AM
I always enjoy your work. This, is no exception.
if it happened to you (Poetry) - 3/11/2004 7:37:16 AM
Last time I looked..California was still a part of the US...I'm afraid I can't agree with this..
if it happened to you (Poetry) - 3/10/2004 6:32:23 AM
I for one do not feel like you do.
if it happened to you (Poetry) - 3/9/2004 6:30:13 PM
in every war i've grown up with, i think of these things also ... excellent poem ...
Before the Rain Came (Poetry) - 2/27/2004 9:23:36 PM
An idiotic diatribe only excelled by your genius. Well worded non-sense but compelling. Only rivaled by the red cherry.
Cheers and salutations
The poetess of the century Tova Gabrielle
Before the Rain Came (Poetry) - 2/24/2004 8:12:06 PM
Beautifully moving and meaningful. Thank you for this offering, Tova. Love and peace to you. Regis
Tears a Little (Poetry) - 2/18/2004 5:08:03 PM
holds much power
A Dear John Letter to Myself (Poetry) - 2/18/2004 12:44:45 AM
you are really something
Before the Rain Came (Poetry) - 2/18/2004 12:42:16 AM
i am not sure that anything needs to be said about such a piece - if i were to say anything at all, it would be: 'i kneel in the presence of greatness'.
Tears a Little (Poetry) - 2/18/2004 12:36:04 AM
familial complexity captured with eloquence
Tears a Little (Poetry) - 2/17/2004 3:57:03 PM
Back east is still here, ready and willing for you to return and visit...we here on this coast would be honored if you did! Hard to imagine us always intact, Tova, but I suppose that we are, just sometimes it is a concept that is hard to grasp...Peace thru Writing, ED & Rufuz (good to see you posting again, miss you!)
Tears a Little (Poetry) - 2/17/2004 1:20:44 PM
Good one, Tova. It could be we are all intact from the start. We just don't know how solid until we break up and build ourselves all over again. In most cases, stronger than before.
My Short Career with a Hammer (Poetry) - 2/6/2004 6:23:00 AM
This was excellent! very well written!
My Short Career with a Hammer (Poetry) - 2/6/2004 5:34:02 AM
We pay 12.00 bucks an hour to drive nails, flies don't count.
My Short Career with a Hammer (Poetry) - 2/6/2004 5:22:41 AM
Some careers are best - short-lived!
My Short Career with a Hammer (Poetry) - 2/6/2004 12:57:21 AM
nice ... well done!
My Short Career with a Hammer (Poetry) - 2/5/2004 11:31:11 PM
Hi Tova, nice write. A little too proud, I relate.
Shut up already and live (Poetry) - 2/4/2004 6:30:49 AM
Shut up already and live (Poetry) - 2/3/2004 7:16:58 PM
well written ...
The Things I Did (Poetry) - 2/3/2004 3:21:16 PM
Nobody can escape from themselves its true. We can only give it a new perspective.
Don't Ask; Offer (Poetry) - 2/3/2004 3:13:39 PM
You have a strong voice, and much to offer.
Shut up already and live (Poetry) - 2/3/2004 3:06:51 PM
I had a cousin who made me feel like this. I got a lot of advice from the advice I gave her, then took it myself when she didn't listen. I did great! lol
What Leaves (Poetry) - 1/31/2004 5:43:20 AM
Tova Tova Tova!
Missed seeing you
hope alls well!
Please Excuse My Mental Illness or Plea of a Barnacle to the Ship Owner (Poetry) - 1/7/2004 7:07:49 PM
Painful truths, written with amazing, well...courage, inspiration and how it f'ickg hurt to read...as it is so more than f'ing Honest...BRAVO, and forgive, but, being a 'barnacle', myself...
I, am shattered and in the best way, envious of the gift of your words, I am grateful that you gave so much of this reader some dignity and worth...through your words, I want to cry and wish I could...
I am shaking at your courage and your talent and I truly hope you know that, this is Powerful...more than powerful, Beautifully written Haunting, Piece of potent and human, too, too human need to simply be accepted, and...I, well...Thank You, I...So hope that you somehow receive all that your talent sings of...I cannot think, I can only feel this and, I...it seems you would know that, so, Bless you and Thank You and MORE!
Thanks to Janet for pointing me to you...painful, this piece, so full of what so, so many cannot see...
Before the Rain Came (Poetry) - 12/18/2003 8:50:29 AM
Very beautiful. Well expressed.
Jewish Woman Finds Rebirth in California after Running (Poetry) - 12/16/2003 4:13:42 AM
enjoyed reading these ... well done ...
GB wants you to share his bad dream (Poetry) - 12/16/2003 4:02:37 AM
did you ever realize the country is run by a bush, dick and colon? ;) what do you expect? profoundly honest poem just needs a little proofreading ...
GB wants you to share his bad dream (Poetry) - 12/15/2003 3:51:13 PM
Good one, but yes sadly he is a puppet, mind you this time a fairly vocal influential one.
It's not just your country, we are all gonna get it.
They are all in cahoots.
GB wants you to share his bad dream (Poetry) - 12/15/2003 2:56:35 PM
a thought provoking, chilling, truthful write--excellent
i agree with Rage, this took courage in posting this
(((HUGS))) and love,
After the Sex (Poetry) - 12/9/2003 6:43:56 AM
Tova, two poems in one week, and I am most glad to see them, hadnt heard from ya in a while...This one has a beauty all its own, thanks, Peace, Ed & Rufuz
After the Sex (Poetry) - 12/9/2003 5:16:33 AM
Your best work.
After the Sex (Poetry) - 12/9/2003 5:07:07 AM
This is so lovely, so emotive and full of the hope of life and love.
After the Sex (Poetry) - 12/9/2003 2:49:49 AM
Stop that moment in time. Hold onto it. Sublime! Thanks, Tova.
The Rules (Poetry) - 12/7/2003 5:03:49 PM
Ha ha Tova excellantly done!
Men learn The Rules! ;O)
The Rules (Poetry) - 12/7/2003 12:10:09 PM
Simple rules simply said.
The Rules (Poetry) - 12/7/2003 10:56:37 AM
Tova, Excellent, I really loved this as did my fiance' and she agrees with you, emphatically! Hey I haven't heard from you of late, and hope you're well! If this poem has personal meaning for you, I would be glad to take that "cad" & hit him with something to make him sad!
Peace, and good to see you write something again, Ed & Rufuz (w00f)
The Emporor Has no Balls, or, (Poetry) - 11/6/2003 4:47:58 PM
Is you crazy?
The Emporor Has no Balls, or, (Poetry) - 11/6/2003 4:37:25 PM
Enjoyed ure write!!!!
The Emporor Has no Balls, or, (Poetry) - 11/6/2003 2:46:07 PM
... first there was the "magic bullet" that wounded gov. conley and killed kennedy (twice). too many lies, now, after 40 years, and anybody can make anyone believe anything. no winners anymore, tova, me dear. keep fighting back!!!!!
You'll Have to Ask A Man (Poetry) - 11/5/2003 8:28:27 PM
nuff said......enjoyed you here
How to Love an Addict, or, Salvia Devinorum (Poetry) - 10/30/2003 10:27:37 AM
This is too long and complex to analyse here, but a good metaphor I think for modern love, entangled as it is with cod psychology, emotional baggage and this destructive cult of "individualism" that builds so many barriers around each individual.
You'll Have to Ask A Man (Poetry) - 10/30/2003 10:22:21 AM
Good work Tova, loved the dark wit - but ignore the comments of these beardless youths below, it can be done by a woman to a man but and is just as humiliating usually for revenge rather than the power trip...(he said enigmatically - but no, I have not been a victim)
Or if you want to approach it from another angle - read Gore Vidal's Myra Breckinridge......
You'll Have to Ask A Man (Poetry) - 10/18/2003 8:26:50 PM
My husband would have no objections to this "fantasy". Debbie
You'll Have to Ask A Man (Poetry) - 10/18/2003 9:40:47 AM
Excellent..no need to comment..everything has been said already...so I'll just "stand there"!!!
You'll Have to Ask A Man (Poetry) - 10/16/2003 5:33:34 AM
An interesting lesson. One the men seem to like **S** Maybe I should study it more.
You'll Have to Ask A Man (Poetry) - 10/16/2003 4:45:45 AM
Works every time! Great poem.
You'll Have to Ask A Man (Poetry) - 10/14/2003 8:51:16 PM
four words, I am your man.
You'll Have to Ask A Man (Poetry) - 10/14/2003 3:42:33 PM
OH yes, Tova, just take me, beat me, make me crawl on all fours, LOL! My fiance' read this and said she knew it already, haha! Well, still I am glad to see you writing, as I have missed you...Peace, ED
You'll Have to Ask A Man (Poetry) - 10/14/2003 3:23:54 PM
On matters erotic, I am the pundit.
Me thinks to ask would be redundant. ;)
How to Love an Addict, or, Salvia Devinorum (Poetry) - 10/12/2003 12:04:14 AM
... a good poem, this one. it wanders a bit, then sneaks up on you; kind of like a nice slow high. this scenario was very vivid to me, but i have lived it in a somewhat modified version; i wonder if the clarity comes from the craft of the work or the close associations. in any event, time well spent.
... nice to meet you.
He Wasn't Born to Increase the GNP (Poetry) - 9/17/2003 5:49:38 AM
I saw through eyes of both man and child... to each a different view. Most interesting!
He Wasn't Born to Increase the GNP (Poetry) - 9/10/2003 7:38:54 AM
'too few happy childhood days' rings all the bells for me. this piece is what i have come to expect when reading you - it's honest, carefully written and somewhat profound. thank you.
He Wasn't Born to Increase the GNP (Poetry) - 9/9/2003 12:48:31 PM
Sounds like Scrouge, counting his money to the end.
He Wasn't Born to Increase the GNP (Poetry) - 9/9/2003 11:33:34 AM
Had to re-read thisone several times...I like poetry that makes me think. Well done, Tova!
I'm Not Shiva (and besides, we've survived) (Poetry) - 9/8/2003 6:05:51 AM
wow, this is one of the best I have read so far, really enjoy this close to what I am going through you coined it perfectly
I'm Not Shiva (and besides, we've survived) (Poetry) - 9/6/2003 6:13:00 AM
And I survived reading such painful truths. Thanks.
I'm Not Shiva (and besides, we've survived) (Poetry) - 9/6/2003 12:59:52 AM
i like the i am my own father and my own mother. perhaps you are your own self or Shiva? Who knows, and what the hell does it matter anyway Im more confused by this poem more than ever and I don't know who to blame you are the other who's pretending to be me. Go figure. I salute the Madwoman of "Im not Shiva" and may you continue on your collective ravaging writings they have a soothing effect on my libido,
Don't Ask; Offer (Poetry) - 8/15/2003 10:40:22 PM
a study in free association run by a raging libido. You have a unique voice. You are original therefore guaranteed success in posterity.
The You Who Got Away First (Poetry) - 8/15/2003 10:38:00 PM
You are your best when your subconscious is in charge!
Never Above Art (Poetry) - 6/23/2003 8:31:39 AM
Most enjoyable poem that I have read so far. Wonderful imagery, beautiful structure. Left me with a hunger for more.
Don't Ask; Offer (Poetry) - 6/18/2003 1:19:31 PM
Don't Ask; Offer (Poetry) - 6/18/2003 2:27:22 AM
Don't Ask; Offer (Poetry) - 6/17/2003 11:09:08 PM
Love the way this rambles in an abstract sort of way. Well done.
Fragrant Streets (Poetry) - 6/12/2003 10:22:05 PM
Very powerful write...simple but excellent...BHUWAN
Fragrant Streets (Poetry) - 6/12/2003 9:48:49 PM
Made me smile. Very sensible. Love your work.
Fragrant Streets (Poetry) - 6/12/2003 11:07:21 AM
Great thoughts! Love your free style of writing, not getting bogged down with too many clever words. Beautiful!
Fragrant Streets (Poetry) - 6/12/2003 10:23:30 AM
Tova, excellent writting. As you say, Ithink accepting life is larger than fearing death. Well done.
The You Who Got Away First (Poetry) - 6/11/2003 4:52:09 AM
This is very very absorbing write...excellent....BHUWAN
The You Who Got Away First (Poetry) - 6/11/2003 4:49:35 AM
You seem to have a grasp on who you are, and it is highly possible that the part you have been fighting with is male.
The You Who Got Away First (Poetry) - 6/11/2003 1:43:02 AM
i'm glad the part that writes poetry is still around... excellent, absorbing write...