Recent Reviews for Jim Howell
Autumn in Vermont (Short Story) - 6/7/2007 8:12:06 PM|
lovely write-and there is not a much more perfect place in Autumn than Vermont!
Autumn in Vermont (Short Story) - 2/16/2003 8:41:58 PM
This was great! Thanks for posting it!
Here - There (Poetry) - 11/7/2014 11:08:23 AM
Just a beautiful poem, Jim, I like the ending! Thanks for sharing it!
Here - There (Poetry) - 11/7/2014 6:48:44 AM
A wistful poem with beautiful thoughts. Yes, we certainly do wake up and scurry around like ants. I often wonder where all those people are going in such a hurry.
Dreaming (Poetry) - 10/29/2014 1:25:59 PM
I relate to your poem having been victim of a long distance relationship.
Marvellous insight and soft dreamy words of deep longing and a feel of forlornness.
Dreaming (Poetry) - 10/19/2014 3:47:14 PM
Great poem with a nice surprise ending!
Dreaming (Poetry) - 10/2/2014 6:12:41 PM
Dreaming (Poetry) - 9/27/2014 8:01:57 AM
Yes, so touching and beautiful, and yet, only a dream.
Dreaming (Poetry) - 9/26/2014 7:00:03 AM
Absolutely Stunning, with a sweetly sad ambiance, Jim
First Day of School (Poetry) - 8/24/2014 8:26:38 AM
A sweet poem that your grandson and his parents will cherish for a very long time.
Unfortunately, home schooling does not provide for the rough-and-tumble playground interaction (good and bad) and socialization that so many children need to be able to tolerate differences among people in their lives.
The River Runs Deep (Poetry) - 2/17/2014 7:01:05 AM
God's love is much deeper than us mortals can comprehend. Excellent poem that caused the reader to think.
Love and blessings,
The River Runs Deep (Poetry) - 2/16/2014 5:18:09 AM
Very well written! Amen my brother in Christ!
The River Runs Deep (Poetry) - 2/15/2014 10:47:39 PM
Thank you Jesus! Well done Jim!
The River Runs Deep (Poetry) - 2/15/2014 6:27:44 PM
Love Is Something You Feel (Poetry) - 2/15/2012 9:04:54 AM
Love beautifully expressed. I'm sure she loved it is I enjoyed reading your poem.
Inspired By a Candle (Poetry) - 10/6/2010 3:48:52 AM
Let Go & Start Over (Poetry) - 1/28/2010 7:21:05 PM
i love this positive and encouraging poem
There's Nothing I Can Do (Poetry) - 4/9/2009 4:26:59 PM
Never give up hope...maybe she just needs a little space. I feel for you, Jim. Its hard to love and its not returned.
There's Nothing I Can Do (Poetry) - 4/9/2009 4:26:29 PM
ah--good question in the end
Northeast (Poetry) - 4/9/2009 4:25:25 PM
nostalgic piece-a bit of longing for what was
Laura Daisy (Poetry) - 4/9/2009 4:23:13 PM
a lovely write
There's Nothing I Can Do (Poetry) - 4/9/2009 4:07:56 PM
How romantic! Yes there's nothing one can do but write about it, i think. Very nice poem and rhyme.
There's Nothing I Can Do (Poetry) - 4/9/2009 4:03:58 PM
Well written dear man...stay safe and well...Hugsss
There's Nothing I Can Do (Poetry) - 4/9/2009 2:07:25 PM
Oh to be so hopelessly in love can sometimes be more of a curse than a blessing, well said...
Be always safe,
There's Nothing I Can Do (Poetry) - 4/9/2009 10:22:00 AM
A beautiful poem about an unreachable love. Sad, but with hope. Excellent write.
The Next School Year (Poetry) - 8/15/2008 12:20:04 PM
wonderful write! As a teacher i work to make each year matter--
The Next School Year (Poetry) - 8/14/2008 9:27:02 AM
Very nice writing indeed...stay safe and well...Hugs
The Next School Year (Poetry) - 8/14/2008 8:16:08 AM
Beautiful poem. This gets to me because my beautiful little granddaughter started first grade this year. She hasn't really expressed her feelings, except to say, "oh, you know", after being asked how was school. I suppose she'll come up with something better later.
Rain (Poetry) - 6/7/2007 8:15:27 PM
I LOVE this write!! I have always had an affinity for rain-love to be in it, fell it etc...thanks for the wonderful poem
A Mother's Presence (Poetry) - 5/3/2007 2:00:35 PM
Jim, this is a tribute to any Mother...I thought it was great!!!
A Mother's Presence (Poetry) - 5/3/2007 4:38:12 AM
A Mother's Presence (Poetry) - 5/2/2007 11:32:14 PM
A very nice tribute for Mother's Day. So enriched with passion and deep thought. Enjoyed.
Later...Tonight (Poetry) - 1/16/2007 8:34:51 AM
One magical thought,
Later...Tonight (Poetry) - 1/15/2007 8:34:01 PM
I love the thought of 'the moon's soft glow' settling into my soul. And I enjoyed this bit of prose poetry!
Another Year (Poetry) - 9/7/2005 5:07:53 PM
Great poem! Except for a five year absence, I have lived in Wide Awake Wylie for the past 17 years. All the best to you and your wife.
The Mirror That My Father Made (Poetry) - 3/27/2004 3:15:36 PM
A wonderful 'Father and Son' poem...very well-written!
This Holiday Season (Poetry) - 12/20/2003 12:14:47 PM
Nice poem for the holidays. May you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, too.
P. M. Eichler
This Holiday Season (Poetry) - 11/26/2003 10:51:12 AM
JESUS is THE Reason For the Season; THANK YOU for remembering that! So many people DON'T. Wonderful, wonderful write about WHY we celebrate CHRISTmas...JESUS!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours tomorrow; may it be safe and full of love, laughter, joy, many happy memories, and of course, bountiful blessings from above!
This Holiday Season (Poetry) - 11/26/2003 7:59:47 AM
A beautiful poem filled with wonderful sentiments. Absolutely lovely.
Rain (Poetry) - 10/26/2003 6:08:35 PM
"And delights in watching the rain
As it flows across the earth"
couldn't agree more... well done!
Rain (Poetry) - 10/25/2003 6:50:57 AM
Such beauty in your words, Jim and in thoughts so true. Very appropriate write for those of us in Southeast Texas today where it is currently storming.
Take care and keep up the great work.
Rain (Poetry) - 10/25/2003 6:20:14 AM
I agree with your ideas totally....this is so refreshing!!!
Rain (Poetry) - 10/25/2003 6:15:52 AM
I love rain Jim...and have written about it ...I love to walk in it..and this poem gave me pleasure...floria
Padre Island (Poetry) - 9/12/2003 11:08:19 AM
Padre Island (Poetry) - 9/12/2003 10:45:06 AM
Many times I've walked that shore. Always gives me inspiration. Great write about one of my favorite places. Lisa
Rising Sun (Poetry) - 8/7/2003 8:38:10 PM
Very Good, and yes our den sister Karla keeps us abreast of that smothering stifling heat down there! :O)
P.S. THINK SNOW!
Rising Sun (Poetry) - 8/7/2003 6:42:38 PM
Rising Sun (Poetry) - 8/7/2003 4:11:14 PM
now that is a plea for sure, wish I could send you some of this rain we are having here in NJ
Port to Port (Poetry) - 8/6/2003 10:31:43 PM
This is a heartfelt verse of longing. May she return to you again, soon.
Port to Port (Poetry) - 8/6/2003 7:02:37 PM
So sad, yet such beautiful verse!
Port to Port (Poetry) - 8/6/2003 6:31:28 PM
This is a beautiful verse.
Port to Port (Poetry) - 8/6/2003 8:07:52 AM
lovely, sad poem... good wrte
Open Window (Poetry) - 7/27/2003 11:44:32 AM
Superb, just really clicked with me, so very well put together and held together with the choice of words...excellent... take care... Mark ...
God's House (Poetry) - 6/19/2003 5:51:49 PM
I can imagine the flight in air. Beautiful. Revealing. Inspirational. Loving of God. Great!!
In Harbor (Poetry) - 6/8/2003 6:17:44 PM
a ship anchored by love must eventually set sail to remain vital...
In Harbor (Poetry) - 6/8/2003 9:14:07 AM
This was so lovely, just love that last line,
In Harbor (Poetry) - 6/8/2003 8:16:31 AM
Jill is correct Jim this is a beautiful piece to read this am, especially after a long not so pretty night at work...Lovely Write Jim!
In Harbor (Poetry) - 6/8/2003 5:22:11 AM
This is beautiful, Jim. A joy to read first thing in the morning.
Keep up the great work!
The Voice in the Forest (Poetry) - 6/5/2003 7:19:05 AM
The Voice in the Forest (Poetry) - 6/4/2003 6:17:12 PM
Fine work, Sir.
The Voice in the Forest (Poetry) - 6/4/2003 10:37:48 AM
What a MOST BEAUTIFUL AND INSPIRING PIECE...A MASTERPIECE!!!!
The Voice in the Forest (Poetry) - 6/4/2003 9:47:12 AM
Jim, very well done. The rhyme and flow was outstanding.
The Voice in the Forest (Poetry) - 6/4/2003 9:44:57 AM
Beautiful poem, I especially like the last two lines:
It tells me things will be okay
If I can hold out just one more day.
The Voice in the Forest (Poetry) - 6/4/2003 9:41:50 AM
Well done, Jim. I love the mix of simple forest imagery with the nostalgia of separation from a loved one.
The Voice in the Forest (Poetry) - 6/4/2003 9:38:34 AM
So touching...so tender. The forest and nature is a complete love. It is a warm memory like this.
A Mother's Day Poem (Poetry) - 5/10/2003 5:26:43 AM
A loevly Mothers Day poem Jim!
A Mother's Day Poem (Poetry) - 5/9/2003 10:56:49 AM
A Mother's Day Poem (Poetry) - 5/9/2003 8:44:07 AM
beautiful tribute to your mom! well done! :) (((HUGS)))
Grant Me The Honor (Poetry) - 4/24/2003 7:15:01 PM
Good expression Jim. Wish I could go back to when I first asked my wife this. Things was really interesting then.
Grant Me The Honor (Poetry) - 4/24/2003 4:18:15 PM
Ahhhh Jim you be not the only one who has been there so take comfort in that thought and then my dear man realize that perhaps it is time to move on! :O)
TYVM for sharing such sad, riveting and not always easy to admit to thoughts!
Grant Me The Honor (Poetry) - 4/24/2003 3:59:36 PM
Grant Me The Honor (Poetry) - 4/24/2003 1:19:07 PM
Written from the heart it seems .. well penned J & J
Grant Me The Honor (Poetry) - 4/24/2003 12:27:44 PM
Awwww, so sweet.
Grant Me The Honor (Poetry) - 4/24/2003 9:08:45 AM
I hope she gives you the
honor of loving her
I can identify with this
write, my friend.
Grant Me The Honor (Poetry) - 4/24/2003 8:41:41 AM
Sad and wonderful at the same time... very good :)
Grant Me The Honor (Poetry) - 4/24/2003 8:31:19 AM
Wow this was so heartfelt...
Grant Me The Honor (Poetry) - 4/24/2003 8:30:47 AM
.Jim.. God. Do I know this write from the bottom of my heart.. You are willing to give up affections. are willing to give up returned love all for the mere prize of being allowed to love someone and perhaps forming some sort of friendship.. based on your love. So sad
Grant Me The Honor (Poetry) - 4/24/2003 8:24:56 AM
Sad onesided are so sad. This was so beautiful
Open Window (Poetry) - 4/23/2003 11:07:51 AM
"Just reach inside and gently raise
The window of your mind"
How much we may miss when were not willing or able to open that window!
Open Window (Poetry) - 4/23/2003 6:11:16 AM
This is so beautifl and so truthful
"Through the open window I still peer
And see so many dreams
I wonder how each will unfold
Yet some never reached it seems"
A Child Needs to Know (Poetry) - 4/22/2003 11:26:04 PM
Such rhythm and truth!! Excellent.
Open Window (Poetry) - 4/22/2003 11:24:26 PM
Jim this is just so uplifting and our minds can be open with both old and new. Great write I enjoyed this so much. ((Thanks))
Open Window (Poetry) - 4/22/2003 10:57:39 PM
Wisdom throughout, most uplifting...
Open Window (Poetry) - 4/22/2003 9:41:33 PM
Ahhh, the secret to the Universe...opening that mind. And so many are clueless. Bravo, Jim on a beautiful, inspirational poem. Bravo...bravo.
Open Window (Poetry) - 4/22/2003 9:36:37 PM
Nice touch and point at the end. The mind is a terrible thing to waste as they say. J.
East of Jobson (Poetry) - 4/21/2003 7:44:31 AM
very enchanting, this picture you paint..
A Child Needs to Know (Poetry) - 4/16/2003 4:02:01 PM
A Child Needs to Know (Poetry) - 4/16/2003 3:45:34 PM
This was quite lovely! I enjoyed this very much, You are a wise poet!
A Child Needs to Know (Poetry) - 4/16/2003 11:30:00 AM
nice! :) (((HUGS)))
A Child Needs to Know (Poetry) - 4/16/2003 10:58:01 AM
Beautiful, Jim. Glad to see you posting again.
A Child Needs to Know (Poetry) - 4/16/2003 9:32:03 AM
This is so true and it really REALLY is a good piece. Thank you...Teresa
A Child Needs to Know (Poetry) - 4/16/2003 6:28:31 AM
You are so right.. A child does need to know.. How beautiful you this is.. Wish I was that child.
A Child Needs to Know (Poetry) - 4/16/2003 6:25:00 AM
Delightful rhythym and cadence, Jim. Love the title in context to the piece! :)
A Child Needs to Know (Poetry) - 4/16/2003 6:20:03 AM
This is excellent
yes they do.
Years Before (Poetry) - 4/1/2003 7:14:14 PM
Hidden treasures from the past - perfect
Years Before (Poetry) - 4/1/2003 3:10:46 PM
Beautiful Jim and the pic stunning for the imagery of verses.
Years Before (Poetry) - 4/1/2003 1:47:15 PM
Beautiful, Jim. You do have a way with words and I looooooove reading them.
A Different Road (Poetry) - 3/26/2003 11:14:11 AM
A Different Road (Poetry) - 3/26/2003 5:55:02 AM
And just as I figured,
as I stood in a bend,
the answer came to me
as it does in the end.
What made this road different?
I had wanted to know.
I had traveled a road
where the wind doesn't blow.
Beautiful in every way!
The Letter (from Oldham at Carrington) (Poetry) - 3/25/2003 11:04:17 AM
The Letter (from Oldham at Carrington) (Poetry) - 3/25/2003 10:46:03 AM
"a corner of peace every day"--love this phrase...
Entire write is lovely...
The Letter (from Oldham at Carrington) (Poetry) - 3/25/2003 10:29:56 AM
Jim, So peaceful and serene in your verses this was a pleasure to settle in and read.
Foreshadowing (Poetry) - 3/24/2003 9:27:37 PM
Jim, she must have been a real turn on for the time you knew her. I have been sweep off my feet in a moment also. Bill
Foreshadowing (Poetry) - 3/24/2003 3:47:21 PM
Oh now short direect and sweet
Foreshadowing (Poetry) - 3/24/2003 2:36:11 PM
Short and nice.
Foreshadowing (Poetry) - 3/24/2003 2:27:17 PM
Few words, a thousand thoughts.
Foreshadowing (Poetry) - 3/24/2003 2:18:27 PM
Short and sweet..
Sometimes the best way to express your feelings.
for Her Majesty Queen Ann of Trowbridge near Glouchester (Poetry) - 3/21/2003 1:18:18 PM
me, too, e. jim, this was a fantastic write; enjoyed! love, your friend in texas, karen lynn. (((HUGS))) :)
for Her Majesty Queen Ann of Trowbridge near Glouchester (Poetry) - 3/21/2003 12:48:04 PM
Nice poem, great rhythm to it.
Glad I stopped by.
The Knight (Return to The Court) (Poetry) - 3/6/2003 4:55:21 AM
What a wonderful story poem. Great rhyme and flow.
The Knight (Return to The Court) (Poetry) - 3/6/2003 3:46:58 AM
oh I just loved this, anything to do with Knights and I am hooked. You really should write some more......I shall be looking.
The Knight (Return to The Court) (Poetry) - 3/5/2003 8:09:13 PM
This calls for continuation...
The Knight (Return to The Court) (Poetry) - 3/5/2003 8:00:35 PM
A good one.
I like the Merlin bit.
Winter's Day (Poetry) - 2/27/2003 1:29:14 PM
well this cold wintry tale got me rather warm actually.....
lovely write indeed.
Winter's Day (Poetry) - 2/27/2003 11:01:32 AM
Beautifully done. Enjoyed reading it.
Miss the northern winters every once in while. Would rather look out at it than be in it, though.
Winter's Day (Poetry) - 2/27/2003 7:34:23 AM
Very lovely...the rhyme is great. Ty, Dani
When I Think of You (Poetry) - 2/16/2003 8:41:02 PM
Beautifully written. I enjoyed this one very much. Thanks for posting it! (And, thanks for stopping by my Den. It was sweet of you to take the time!)
Spring Trilogy (Poetry) - 2/16/2003 8:39:01 PM
Very nicely written!
Spring Trilogy (Poetry) - 2/14/2003 9:22:50 AM
Jim, yes the rain can be the great natural pacifier. Enjoyed the write. bill
The Mirror That My Father Made (Poetry) - 1/9/2003 11:42:53 PM
Your Dad created in his way Jim, and you created in yours. Both did an excellent job of creating Father and Son; then Son and Father. Bill Murray
A Choice to Make (Poetry) - 1/9/2003 10:04:22 PM
Simply said but said well.
January (Poetry) - 1/9/2003 10:01:21 PM
You capture the reality of trying to let go
but not always able to succeed.
The Mirror That My Father Made (Poetry) - 1/9/2003 3:41:29 PM
Jim, there seems to be many talents in your family, your Father a furniture maker and you a poet,,Good write,,,Lisa
The Mirror That My Father Made (Poetry) - 1/9/2003 12:33:02 PM
Wow I really enjoyed this Jim. See when we create we leave such wonderful things behind for our loved ones. Thanks for sharing, Floria
When I Think of You (Poetry) - 12/31/2002 3:09:41 PM
Jim, isn't it great when this happens. You know she will be there and you will be there too. Otherwise you might stay home. Happy New Yeart to you and her. Bill Murray
Rain Again (Poetry) - 12/30/2002 5:56:33 PM
Awesome Jim. I have a
thing about rain. A few
of my poems reflect that.
I'll be watching for your
work from now on.
Rain Again (Poetry) - 12/30/2002 5:40:34 PM
So romantic and beautiful.
Rain Again (Poetry) - 12/30/2002 4:40:25 PM
lovely! haunting, this will stay with me a while. great write, dear...((((HUGS)))) and happy new year! love, karla. :)
Rain Again (Poetry) - 12/30/2002 1:27:33 PM
mmmm yes. I just love the sound of the rain, makes me remember too.
A lovely poem.
Rain Again (Poetry) - 12/30/2002 1:18:20 PM
Rain Again (Poetry) - 12/30/2002 12:37:41 PM
Beautiful photograph. Soothing poem. It was very romantic and yet, it was warm and soothing. It flowed like the rain in a river, Jim. You write very smoothly!
Warm Love and Happy New Year,
*- Brittany -*
Rain Again (Poetry) - 12/30/2002 11:20:45 AM
This is so lovely, smoothly romantic and longing.
You, the Rain and Me (Poetry) - 12/17/2002 12:24:21 AM
Melencholy under the pen of one as sensitive as you brightens and begets compassion for those who lack your insight.
I needed this one tonight. Thank you,
You, the Rain and Me (Poetry) - 12/16/2002 6:19:15 PM
This is stunning in longing, sensitivity and beauty."
Touching all with life, your are a
Gentle shower. The next time it rains I'll be
Thinking of you. The next time, think of me."
You, the Rain and Me (Poetry) - 12/16/2002 2:57:45 PM
beauty, sensitivity, and sense
A Special Season (Poetry) - 9/9/2002 11:15:23 AM
nice choice of words
A Special Season (Poetry) - 9/9/2002 7:46:57 AM
So romantic! Loved this write..
Love your style and emotions.
The Landgar Mountains (Poetry) - 9/9/2002 7:22:40 AM
Incredibly beautiful Jim!
Love the imagery.
January (Poetry) - 9/9/2002 7:10:05 AM
Awesome James! I love your style..
it speaks volumes...I give this a 10+