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Midnight Muse in a Convenience Store (Book) - 5/24/2006 4:07:03 AM
excellent....goodluck with the book my friend!! love tinka

Midnight Muse in a Convenience Store (Book) - 5/23/2006 8:42:10 PM
I find your observations after the midnight hour fascinating, I just ordered you book and am looking forward to reading it. Earlier in my job, I too worked the midnight shift as a 911 operater, I wrote my thoughts down in the form of Haiku... peace, Carole

Midnight Muse in a Convenience Store (Book) - 5/23/2006 2:12:37 AM
Fantastic, old friend. May you sell a billion copies. All at 7-11.

Midnight Muse in a Convenience Store (Book) - 5/22/2006 9:00:11 PM
I remember working the graveyard shift at the local c-store...I used to love those nights where a snowstorm blew outside, or a thunderstorm lit up the night sky, while most were home sleeping, I was reveling in the sounds and sights of Nature...not to mention those folks that lived for the night and wandered the streets outside my little store...thanks for the memories, MP...Ed

March of Decades (Short Story) - 9/28/2007 11:56:13 AM
Great story, Daniel; very well done! :)

March of Decades (Short Story) - 12/18/2006 4:41:41 PM
I like the flow and the images. Nice work.

Truckstop Love Letter (Short Story) - 12/14/2004 7:01:03 PM
This would be much easier, much more effective if I could just make an opening in my head and spill my thoughts here... they are jumbled, tons of them, all fighting to be said first... Sigh. This is beyond amazing, my dear friend. I read it 3 times, just to marvel at your ability to roll along, ever mindful of the numbers count, incidentally/strategically placed, seemingly stream of consciousness, done to perfection, yet the cohesion is in your capturing how the mind tumbles itself out... conversational, since it's a letter, and BANG-ON reality! It's all there. It's compact and it's huge! It's a writer's pen delivering familiar, human responses when we say whatever enters our heads... talk about details, this person has legs, arms, and could easily get up off this page and walk AND talk. It's filled with 'statistics' that belong there, right where you put them. At once it's like peering over a shoulder, but then, it's even more like thinking, the recognition is so sharply vivid. I'm frustrated that I can't give you all my thoughts here... please know that this is a good thing, since, if I were able to say it all right now, we'd be up until New Years Eve! (smile) You are one helluva writer, dear heart. I stand in awe. love,katydid xox.

Truckstop Love Letter (Short Story) - 12/14/2004 8:41:49 AM
Thank you for sharing this write.

Truckstop Love Letter (Short Story) - 12/14/2004 6:18:40 AM
Having actually sat down in the real world with you, I see your voice in this. Nice stream of consciousness work, very impressive. I can hear the thoughts parsing themselves, as they do in real life, in the short hand of our own thought processes. Well done!

Truckstop Love Letter (Short Story) - 12/14/2004 6:15:12 AM
Thanks for this great offering!! Love Tinka

Truckstop Love Letter (Short Story) - 12/13/2004 4:55:18 PM
not bad for your first short story! quite an enjoyable read, actually! well done! (((HUGS))) and love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :D

Halloween is a Caged Animal (Poetry) - 9/24/2009 7:49:30 AM
This is so sad. I remember back when my grade school would parade in costume down the neighborhood streets of Glendale, MO. Long time ago! Lovely and fun memories. Weren't we lucky?

A Change of Clothes, Eleven Dollars, and a Bucket of Chicken (Poetry) - 9/5/2008 12:01:42 PM
I gotta say - you made me smile - and while doing nothing more that recreating a conversation that I am certain occurs btwn XX's and XY's everyday - chortle. Well done! I feel like I am living moments like this several times each day - most often at others expense - but what the hell - we only have to amuse ourselves!(Note: I am an XY masquerading as an XX - Laf! I should have been born a man!)

A Fond Farewell (Poetry) - 5/29/2008 6:57:04 AM
Godspeed on your next journey, you will be missed...I still enjoy reading your poetry and I find myself picking up your "Midnight Muse in a Convenience Store" and revisiting your views of life after midnight, as I too spent a few years working that shift. Let us know at AD if you write a new book...good luch and safe journey. Carole~

A Fond Farewell (Poetry) - 5/28/2008 8:55:51 PM
all the best to you--be well

A Fond Farewell (Poetry) - 5/28/2008 4:09:31 PM
Godspeed and I pray you will find what you are looking for. Until we meet again...... Be always safe, Karen

A Fond Farewell (Poetry) - 5/28/2008 1:35:13 PM
Daniel, Don't stay away long - you and your beautiful words will be missed. Particularly by me. :) God bless you as you venture down new paths - but remember - the door is always open - (((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

A Fond Farewell (Poetry) - 5/28/2008 1:15:34 PM
MP, will be a quiet place without you WV types around...you will be as well sorely missed but I hope you find what it is you are looking for on the other side of that sunset, other than just another sunrise...Ed & RufuZ (w00f)

A Fond Farewell (Poetry) - 5/28/2008 12:53:48 PM
Go forward with God's blessings and may your pen find all the words you've always wanted to say, but didn't. Peace and joy to you.

Daddy Reads the Paper (Poetry) - 5/26/2008 8:06:45 PM
Just arrived home after a weekend in the wilds of West Virginia - my birthplace. This poem brings it all so near again. Wonderful imagery! Great storytelling. Linda

Daddy Reads the Paper (Poetry) - 5/26/2008 12:36:57 PM
A lovely way to start the day with a newspaper and a big cup of coffee. Nicely written account of a new day.

Daddy Reads the Paper (Poetry) - 5/26/2008 11:26:07 AM
This is the American Gothic of poetry. Thank you for sharing it with us. Ron

Daddy Reads the Paper (Poetry) - 5/26/2008 6:45:27 AM
You are always able to capture a slice of everyday life brilliantly... Carole~

Daddy Reads the Paper (Poetry) - 5/26/2008 3:59:41 AM
As always, my friend, you capture life like a Norman Rockwell painting.

Daddy Reads the Paper (Poetry) - 5/25/2008 6:29:26 PM
A family mans poem herein...e

Spit Tobacco Sun (Poetry) - 5/25/2008 6:03:51 PM
Wonderful and all to familiar. I can see my Dad now with his Maxwell Coffee can. - Gene.

Daddy Reads the Paper (Poetry) - 5/25/2008 5:59:45 PM
Daddy sounds familiar. Beautiful, Daniel. - Gene.

Radio Eggs (Poetry) - 5/25/2008 5:56:40 PM
I'm glad I finally stopped by, Daniel. Radio Eggs is a perfect way to start the day. Well done -- the writing not the eggs. - Gene.

Daddy Reads the Paper (Poetry) - 5/25/2008 5:33:13 PM
a beautiful visual write with the tenderness of a daddy's presence felt and known even when not right there--beautiful!

Radio Eggs (Poetry) - 4/21/2008 5:42:13 PM
Well thought of comparison and very imaginative... Be always safe, Karen

Radio Eggs (Poetry) - 4/21/2008 11:59:18 AM
I like this those associations, that slice thru your thoughts at the unexpected times, and bring pleasant ordinary thoughts to your present. comfort :) pax A

Radio Eggs (Poetry) - 4/20/2008 1:39:22 PM
You just have to read s poem called "Radio Eggs", its a given. It invites the curious...great read

Radio Eggs (Poetry) - 4/20/2008 9:34:53 AM
I listen to several different genres and several different eras of music and the music from the 1960s and 1970s has to be my favorite time. Certain songs do have the ability to linger in our ears, whether loved or hated. ("Henry the Eighth" comes to mind for the hated) Thanks, Daniel. This poem holds a lot of truth and to echo Jeanette's comment, today's music, certainly, does not compare. Jill

Radio Eggs (Poetry) - 4/20/2008 9:06:35 AM
Music does carry the gift of memories...great poem. Carole~

Radio Eggs (Poetry) - 4/20/2008 8:28:49 AM
Sounds like the next diner will be on your list. Your poem does make me think about all the mental flashes of scenes from my past. I still love the music of the fifties. Today's "stuff" just don't compare to it. Nice thought provoking poem.

Radio Eggs (Poetry) - 4/20/2008 6:00:50 AM
i love this as i love the memories music can bring-espcially late on a dark road

Radio Eggs (Poetry) - 4/20/2008 4:57:01 AM
Now this is pretty. Indeed. :) A sunny side up way to greet my morn - your perfectly cooked words. (((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

Radio Eggs (Poetry) - 4/20/2008 12:58:44 AM
Amen, my friend. I'll take mine with a side of home fried, please!

Radio Eggs (Poetry) - 4/19/2008 9:02:13 PM
Yes, oh Yes! As you turn the station trying to find something worthwhile, the eggs ever scrambling trying to reach your plate before they chill! Well Done, Deborah

Radio Eggs (Poetry) - 4/19/2008 8:57:34 PM
Oh yeah, music is wonderful, till it sticks in your head and just won't let go, even over night while asleep...GOOD MORNING, theres that damn song again..............ed

Lousy (Poetry) - 4/5/2008 10:12:55 AM
Not lousy but great ! Especially the end. Amira

Before Dawn (Poetry) - 4/5/2008 10:11:10 AM
Few words - great impact ! Love this one. Amira

Pottery Boots (Poetry) - 3/13/2008 4:13:13 PM
This is beautiful. I love it when poets turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. And I know what you mean... It's been over a year since my mom's passing, yet when I went home last month, her shoes were on the doorstep... like she'd just gone in, and they were waiting for her. I think Dad left them there because he didn't want to move them. Don't know how long they'll be there either. ....Ah, I'm going on and on when you said it far better already. --Charlie

Grandma's Candy Dish (Poetry) - 3/13/2008 4:08:25 PM
You make me homesick for my grandmother... she had one of those double-decker candy dishes... and homemade eglish toffee made with real butter, and crunched just a little, and the chocolate got stuck in your teeth... I miss her candy dish too. I have her recipe, but it's not the same... I think the meter gets a little in the way of the imagery in some places in this poem-- but not bad. And there's something to be said about rhythm in poetry... it's a good thing, far too under-rated and scorned, in my opinion. So, when you're in the groove, you gotta groove with it. That's all there is to it. --Charlie

Little Knee (Poetry) - 3/12/2008 7:14:44 AM
At first I was getting frustrated reading this-- the overly obvious rhymes, the backwards wording (I hate that...)... but anyhow, I now see what this is about. It's fun. Great subtle slam at over- sentimentality. There is a lot of that- that goes on here, but you're very clever in conveying it. Mine of this nature is: "Cow Ditty"... only I didn't mess with diction-- this grammar queen just can't bring herself to do it. --Charlie

By The Bannister (Poetry) - 3/12/2008 7:09:34 AM
I like the last three lines the best, where the imagery really comes alive. And "crewcut sun"...? How brilliant is that? I like the rest too, but it's got a different flavor-- general, not specific, but it sets a great atmosphere. --Charlie

Three Haiku and Two Cinquains (Poetry) - 3/12/2008 6:59:24 AM
Very impressive. I love your coined words in the third haiku, and I love the gorgeous imagery in the last cinquain, but my favorite of all, was that second haiku-- great play on words and their meanings... cloudly-- hovering, ominous, silent, puffed up (for a pounce?), ready to rain, slowly moving, stealthy; precipitating-- shooting forward, speeding, hurling from the sky, raining, snowing... incredible play! kudos for that one for sure. Also, have you read "The Lament of the Blacksmith" by Leo Durrant? Your "Fencing" reminds me very much of it. Check it out if you get the time. I love Leo's writes. On the surface, many of them are whimsical, wry and witty, but he's got incredible depth as well.--well worth the read. Take care. --Charlie

The Dusty Lunchbox (Poetry) - 3/11/2008 3:23:21 PM
Broad, narrowing, specific, very specific, gorgeously-so-clear-you-can-see-it-too writing, then summing. --fabulous. I love it. I could just taste that tomato... --Charlie

Spit Tobacco Sun (Poetry) - 3/11/2008 3:16:23 PM
Fabulous-- original, and strikingly descriptive. I don't know about all that spacing though... --Charlie

Spit Tobacco Sun (Poetry) - 3/10/2008 6:16:09 PM
Sounds like spring, when weather changes quickly. I like "spit some sun..." sort of like tobacco. A charming poem. Peace, from Kathy Kopp

Spit Tobacco Sun (Poetry) - 3/10/2008 2:52:04 PM
So unique and very true! I love the last two lines. Thanks for sharing this, Daniel

Spit Tobacco Sun (Poetry) - 3/10/2008 7:06:12 AM
Your visuals are always excellent, enjoyed this very much. Carole~

Spit Tobacco Sun (Poetry) - 3/9/2008 9:54:53 AM
DEFINITELY! AS much sun as we can get, I will take...no more rain please, Ed

Spit Tobacco Sun (Poetry) - 3/9/2008 5:19:38 AM
A StormSpinner kind of write - wish I'd thought of this first - this is BRILLIANT! Well done, Daniel. (((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

Spit Tobacco Sun (Poetry) - 3/8/2008 9:26:20 PM
I like this--this was today here in Utah--sun, rain, snow then sun again--clever write

Spit Tobacco Sun (Poetry) - 3/8/2008 9:23:20 PM
...fine images here...words...that spit light...brilliant. John

Before Dawn (Poetry) - 3/5/2008 5:28:20 PM
I am a big fan of carefully chosen, powerful words used sparingly. This is certainly a good example. Thanks for sharing this, I truly enjoyed it.

Before Dawn (Poetry) - 3/5/2008 6:05:53 AM
Oh...SO...lovely, Daniel. I feel like putting it on a canvas, as you so poetically did in verse.

Before Dawn (Poetry) - 3/4/2008 9:17:50 AM
This sets an enchanting scene....Entirely captivating...Diana.

Before Dawn (Poetry) - 3/3/2008 11:25:13 AM
You have used the power of word economy. I find your allusions stongly symbolic. This is very effective, Daniel. Thank you. Love and peace to you, Regis

Before Dawn (Poetry) - 3/3/2008 8:50:57 AM
Dan, EXQUISITE mood and imagery - stunning composition! (((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

Before Dawn (Poetry) - 3/3/2008 7:35:58 AM
Excellent visuals Dan, good to read you again. I still pick up your book and enjoy those after midnight observations of yours... Carole~

Before Dawn (Poetry) - 3/3/2008 1:59:24 AM
Bravo, Dan. Excellent.

Before Dawn (Poetry) - 3/2/2008 9:28:30 PM
Great imagery in just a few lines!! Love Tinka

Before Dawn (Poetry) - 3/2/2008 8:19:30 PM
...few words beautifully penned...say much...of winter. well done Daniel... John

Before Dawn (Poetry) - 3/2/2008 7:57:42 PM
i agree--i am anxious for spring myself!! enjoyed your visual write!

Before Dawn (Poetry) - 3/2/2008 7:33:00 PM
Not only the icicle is waiting...I have had winter...Ed

By The Bannister (Poetry) - 3/2/2008 7:03:02 PM
nice imagery and poem

By The Bannister (Poetry) - 2/18/2008 1:51:06 PM
Daniel - Enjoyed the imagery you used in this poem, as in all your poems. To me it's like reading a story and pondering a painting at the same time. A world present in a diner. - David

By The Bannister (Poetry) - 2/14/2008 3:04:43 PM
This gives me Barnes & Noble memories, lol, as I worked there for 12 years! A photo of a moment in words, nice work.

By The Bannister (Poetry) - 2/13/2008 12:05:33 PM
I like the images, old friend. Very nice.

By The Bannister (Poetry) - 2/13/2008 10:33:48 AM
A great offering...did the same thing a few days back!!' Love Tinka

By The Bannister (Poetry) - 2/11/2008 6:46:26 PM
Very acute observations and tastefully expressed.... Be always safe, Karen

By The Bannister (Poetry) - 2/11/2008 6:13:28 PM
a very visually vivid write--well done

By The Bannister (Poetry) - 2/11/2008 3:39:07 PM
I love the way you write - you take us there with clever, memorable lines that I wish I'd thought of, dangit! LOL Well done, Daniel, indeed. (((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

By The Bannister (Poetry) - 2/11/2008 2:45:53 PM
So hows the food in that little cafe Sounds a place I would love to come & play As well is it very far away...e & R

A West Virginia Poet Has Died (Poetry) - 1/28/2008 9:31:27 AM
I have known "Joey" since our early days in high school. A poet, yes, but much more !!! I will miss him.

Lousy (Poetry) - 1/22/2008 1:57:34 PM
So glad it's not only me who has these kinds of days... Lice sure do make you itch and usually in places where tis unseemly to scratch.... But there's a time to be polite and a time to say, "No... to hell with it!" Seems like this was one of them occasions, Daniel! Maybe, with all that head-to-head contact, they will have got lice themselves...!!! Love the funny side here... but also the frustrating reality. Great stuff! Kate xx

Lousy (Poetry) - 1/20/2008 10:50:38 AM
Daniel - Loved the opening lines of this poem, images and sounds: I'll walk into a lousy diner one day. drink a lousy cup of coffee. the counter, lousy with grit from somebody's toast and a cigarette that couldn't or wouldn't reach the ashtray. and you kept it rolling all the way to the end. I still feel gritty after reading it. Excellent poem - "no lousy tip." - David

Lousy (Poetry) - 1/15/2008 11:39:00 AM
I've been there, its on the corner of a town that is also lousy with graft and overspending...personally I only give tips to the tops, the rest I leave a crusty old lousy penny...e

Lousy (Poetry) - 1/15/2008 10:02:50 AM
I always love reading your views of life, on the back roads...so to speak. Still enjoy reading your book, looking forward to more from you... Carole~

Lousy (Poetry) - 1/14/2008 7:52:40 PM
Sounds like one of the little out of the way cafe's I have stopped in as I traveled around the country. A little bit of down to earth living... Be safe, Karen

Lousy (Poetry) - 1/14/2008 6:19:12 PM
i love this look into a scene of every day life-these are some of my favorite types of work

Lousy (Poetry) - 1/14/2008 2:51:40 PM
LOL Being a waitress in a former life...I can understand why no tip. She probably cussed you out after you'd left, "Lousy customer didn't leave me a lousy tip!" As if she deserved one...I loved reading this, Daniel, you took me there. Well done. (((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

A West Virginia Poet Has Died (Poetry) - 1/3/2008 12:38:48 AM
The impact of this simple poem was as intense as that slam of the bathroom door. Your deeply felt grief is apparent in the starkness of the prose. Well done!

Lone Santa (Poetry) - 12/27/2007 12:48:16 PM
very nice and interesting enjoyed the thoughts of Santa

Lone Santa (Poetry) - 12/25/2007 1:52:43 PM
What a great offering.....thank you for ssharing dear man!! Merry Christmas to you and yours!! Love Tinka

Lone Santa (Poetry) - 12/25/2007 8:59:54 AM
Sure our mom will like this & Merry Christmas to you and yours, young man...Ed & Rufuz

Lone Santa (Poetry) - 12/25/2007 7:26:20 AM
Enjoyed every word of this my friend....well done indeed! Merry Christmas to you from the mountains of Kentucky... Joyce B.

Lone Santa (Poetry) - 12/25/2007 5:33:36 AM
Enchanting Christmas story, Daniel. Merry Christmas to you and yours Carole~

Lone Santa (Poetry) - 12/25/2007 2:40:51 AM
Most beautiful write, Daniel; very well penned! BRAVO! Merry Christmas to you and yours! (((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D

Lone Santa (Poetry) - 12/25/2007 2:26:51 AM
Has a feel of a classic, Dan, beautifully penned! Lovely imagery. (((HUGS))), love and Merry Christmas, Karla.

Lone Santa (Poetry) - 12/24/2007 8:46:41 PM
wonderful story for Christmas eve!

Lone Santa (Poetry) - 12/24/2007 7:34:52 PM
Delightful Christmas tale.. Have a Very Merry Christmas & a Prosperous, Great 2008 Ron

A West Virginia Poet Has Died (Poetry) - 12/9/2007 3:38:21 PM
leo - Fitting tribute for any poet, the grittiness of life and death, and the magic of inspiration. - David

A West Virginia Poet Has Died (Poetry) - 12/9/2007 11:44:55 AM
I'm sorry for the loss! It is good he had the likes of you to pay tribute to him in remembrance of his work and what it meant to you! ET

A West Virginia Poet Has Died (Poetry) - 12/9/2007 9:26:58 AM
A very sad post, but a wonderful tribute to the poet who inspired you... Carole~

A West Virginia Poet Has Died (Poetry) - 12/9/2007 8:49:25 AM
SOrry to read this....did not know the poet...but daeth is always sad news to me!! My prayers are with those who knew and loved him!! Love Tinka

A West Virginia Poet Has Died (Poetry) - 12/9/2007 8:15:39 AM
a sad write, i am sure he knows that his work was valued-this write is a tesatament to that

A West Virginia Poet Has Died (Poetry) - 12/9/2007 6:42:10 AM
Dan, I'm sorry, I've never heard of this man. But I feel your sadness, I feel like I know him now, through your beautifully moving tribute to him. 51 too young...I will look for some books by this poet who moves your heart (and pen). Excellent. (((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

A West Virginia Poet Has Died (Poetry) - 12/8/2007 9:20:31 PM
If this gentleman re-ignited your own intensity regards poetry then we all owe him a debt of thanks...even though I do not know him, even less than you, I send my sincerest condolances...51 is way too young to die...Ed & Rufuz

Specials Today (Poetry) - 11/2/2007 1:22:53 AM
Hope he has a low cholesterol count, as after that meal he won't...e

Specials Today (Poetry) - 10/30/2007 12:22:17 PM
Oh my, I do remember being in diners and the whole atmosphere that goes with it. Always found them very interesting.... Be safe, Karen

Specials Today (Poetry) - 10/29/2007 7:08:22 AM
A lovely slice of life... Carole~

Specials Today (Poetry) - 10/29/2007 2:26:18 AM
You took me right there....watching people can be great fun!! Love Tinka

Specials Today (Poetry) - 10/28/2007 7:07:42 PM
cool-i like watching folks as well-a really neat write

Bagel at the Airport (Poetry) - 10/23/2007 6:09:51 PM
Wonderfully done! I love going to airports or any large venue for that matter and just sit back and observe. Even gone to Penn Station, Central Park or Grand Central Station?? It's fun, I can pick a spot to sit and stay there for hours just observing all the body behavior and expressions upon people face, fascinating.... Be safe, Karen

Five Fat Crows (Poetry) - 10/23/2007 9:05:03 AM
Daniel - Enjoyed " Five Black Crows." Excellent imagery. I also liked the myth you created with the last lines, "or merely flew too close to a cloud, and now forever flies with a touch of rain upon its wings." - David

Bagel at the Airport (Poetry) - 10/23/2007 4:03:36 AM
An interesting scene out of time and space that shows what we do with our time when we aren't doing anything else: observing....

Bagel at the Airport (Poetry) - 10/22/2007 8:52:46 PM
i like real writes like this-well written

Bagel at the Airport (Poetry) - 10/22/2007 6:25:33 PM
Great moment in time captured here...Enjoyed. Let me guess $9 for the bagle??? :) Edwin

Bagel at the Airport (Poetry) - 10/22/2007 4:29:14 PM
Excellent observations, Daniel, exquisitely detailed in verse; well done. (((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

Bagel at the Airport (Poetry) - 10/22/2007 2:58:11 PM
At least the bagel was good - but ya shoulda got the cream cheese!

Bagel at the Airport (Poetry) - 10/22/2007 2:10:32 PM
You captured the many layers of a brief visit at any airport anywhere...totally enjoyed your observations. Next Monday I will be that visitor, heading south peace, Carole~

Friend So Long (Poetry) - 10/11/2007 8:29:55 AM
Sadly some people do not think before they act... Carole~

Friend So Long (Poetry) - 10/11/2007 7:27:02 AM
It is not fun to have one mess with the heart, it is painful,, time heals,,,, Christine

Friend So Long (Poetry) - 10/11/2007 7:22:36 AM
Sounds as if you need a transplant, either of a heart or a friend...E

Friend So Long (Poetry) - 10/10/2007 8:17:01 PM
ouch!-a strong write, well done

Friend So Long (Poetry) - 10/10/2007 8:11:31 PM
Ooooo this sad piece comes with a bite, so sorry..... Be safe, Karen

Friend So Long (Poetry) - 10/10/2007 7:57:08 PM
Nice offering of expression, keep poetry alive!

Friend So Long (Poetry) - 10/10/2007 7:11:57 PM
Very sad, all my best,holly

Friend So Long (Poetry) - 10/10/2007 6:22:09 PM
Ouch. Too much of heartsqueezing in today's apathetic, don't give a damn culture. Sad. Painfully penned--and felt! Well done, Daniel. (((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

Friend So Long (Poetry) - 10/10/2007 5:45:55 PM
He'll get his someday. Kathy

Friend So Long (Poetry) - 10/10/2007 3:21:25 PM
Ouch! and I know the feeling...

Into The Gloom (Poetry) - 10/1/2007 7:28:59 AM
A stunning Cafe write, I'd love to be at one those gatherings, with my heels off, and a smile on my face, a pad in my hand and a night of smooth talking women and men! Love your flow! Much love and Warmer hugs, Warrior Goddess Purple Sheeeoox STay POsitive! Happy and STrong! Write On! WE need to hear from ya'

Burger at the Bar (Poetry) - 10/1/2007 7:25:11 AM
What a sweet and yummy flow! I love your honest heart and write Dan~ Warmly, Warrior Goddess Purple Sheeeoox Write On! STay Positive! Happy and STrong!

Burger at the Bar (Poetry) - 9/29/2007 12:42:46 PM
Thanks for sharing your wit, Daniel. Love and best wishes to you, Regis

Burger at the Bar (Poetry) - 9/29/2007 4:51:23 AM
Geeeez now I am hungry...for the real thingy!! Love Tinka

Burger at the Bar (Poetry) - 9/29/2007 4:44:52 AM
Now I loved this, and your ending just put me through the roof! Nice twist. Peace, Love, and Light, Amber "V"

Burger at the Bar (Poetry) - 9/28/2007 9:46:30 PM
HA!!!!!!!!! Clever, clever you, you bad boy. :) Well done, Dan! (((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

Burger at the Bar (Poetry) - 9/28/2007 9:46:29 PM
missed your special brand of poetry Michael!;-) You made me hungry for the first burger... ET

Burger at the Bar (Poetry) - 9/28/2007 9:11:40 PM
Nice twist and a very interesting and imaginative write.... Be safe, Karen

Burger at the Bar (Poetry) - 9/28/2007 8:47:34 PM
hah! very cute write! enjoyed

Burger at the Bar (Poetry) - 9/28/2007 2:33:57 PM
That's a cute little foxy poem, Daniel. Bouncy with flair and humor. I like those dog-on dogs too, with all the trimmings.

Burger at the Bar (Poetry) - 9/28/2007 1:48:47 PM
I knew all along you had that sense of humor but if I am going to have something like that to eat I want mine with cheese so neat...e & r

Burger at the Bar (Poetry) - 9/28/2007 1:27:22 PM
Why, Mr. McT, I do believe you are developing a wry sense of humour!

Into The Gloom (Poetry) - 9/28/2007 12:14:23 PM
Very nicely written, Holly

Into The Gloom (Poetry) - 8/10/2007 1:08:34 PM
BRILLIANT evocation here, Daniel... almost Suzanne Vega-like. Could really see, feel and BE THERE! Very subtle atmosphere yet so striking with the strong sense of dark and light and all shades in between. A droopy, tan luminescence Barely brighter than sunset No matter what time of day ... this is excellent. I could really picture it. Sadly, no... I for one won't be there at this great sounding Fair... :)) Love Kate xx

Into The Gloom (Poetry) - 8/3/2007 5:00:17 AM
very talented fellow..wow!! Vesna:)

Into The Gloom (Poetry) - 7/31/2007 12:22:31 PM
Buy me a plane ticket and i will be there.....lol!! Excellent offering....thanks for sharing my friend!! Good to read you again!! Love Tinka

Into The Gloom (Poetry) - 7/31/2007 8:47:23 AM
a rustic feel to this as the realism is well done

Into The Gloom (Poetry) - 7/30/2007 7:24:57 PM
Thats me in the pickup, but you must be color blind as the truck was silver...e

Scars Across Your Face (Poetry) - 7/30/2007 3:16:33 PM
Interesting how those temporary "scars" always heal within a few minutes of waking. This is an creative way to convey what you see in someone special, a unique piece of poetry. ~Butch Howard

From Grandma's Porch... (Poetry) - 7/30/2007 3:12:42 PM
I really like the way you express your visual observatons and memories in metaphor and similie. It really puts the reader there. I'll bet your Mom really loved this piece and I'm sure it brought back memories for her. What a thoughtful gift for Mother's Day! ~Butch Howard

Into The Gloom (Poetry) - 7/30/2007 3:05:35 PM
Good local color and observations in this snipet of a day in the life at the Coffee Cabin. I like the way you express your observations. Nice piece! ~Butch Howard

Into The Gloom (Poetry) - 7/30/2007 2:40:10 PM
I read 'Louie Armstrong' and you immediately have my attention.. I will be enjoying more of your poetry I do believe. I like your style. Myrna

Into The Gloom (Poetry) - 7/30/2007 2:16:33 PM
Wonderful images,A pleasant trip.Thanks for taking me along.Jen

Into The Gloom (Poetry) - 7/30/2007 1:36:30 PM
As always, a remarkable image and evocation from a poet of the first water.

Huge and Quiet (Poetry) - 7/27/2007 9:11:59 AM
This is a perfectly written picture which completely captures the image of this person you observed. I say "picture" because the visual imagery you create here has a cinematic quality which is so clear it is impossible not to see. I particularly like the first and last stanzas. It is the perfect way to frame the character you describe. The cruise ship analogy is perfect. Well done! ~Butch Howard

Huge and Quiet (Poetry) - 7/9/2007 8:52:02 AM
Daniel, Wow! This reminds me of one of my poems. We poets think alike sometimes.:) Excellent write, my friend. Many blessings, ~Linda

Huge and Quiet (Poetry) - 7/8/2007 11:41:17 AM
I get the picture;-)Excellent charater sketch deftly written Daniel! Love, Eileen

Huge and Quiet (Poetry) - 7/8/2007 10:35:21 AM
Just smiling ...say no more!! You are so funny in a serious way...lol!! I can actually Hear you reading this!! Love Tinka

Huge and Quiet (Poetry) - 7/8/2007 10:33:23 AM
I thought you had to ask permission to write about someone, but i will let you go THIS time...;) Ed

Huge and Quiet (Poetry) - 7/8/2007 3:08:37 AM
Hey, you spying on me again? (Smile) Nice work, my friend.

Huge and Quiet (Poetry) - 7/7/2007 9:36:57 PM
a descriptive write-I love the lines"...his sneakers shift in the grit his habits deposit on the floor .." very well written

From Grandma's Porch... (Poetry) - 5/29/2007 12:16:16 PM
JUST LOVE THIS, Daniel! Has that good old "grandma" feel to it, as seen and experienced by the child... full of the wonderment and wisdom embodied by our strange and mysterious old grannys... kinda mystical, especially if she was a Mountain Lady! The imagery is so spot on and appealing - again, straight out of a child's mind that has had its belly stuffed with Grandma's home cooking. Can almost SMELL this! Thanks for stopping by my page and the mention of your name made me think of the early days of Podcast, when I seem to remember enjoying your recitals very much. No wonder! :)) TY Kate xx

From Grandma's Porch... (Poetry) - 5/28/2007 10:09:48 AM
Great nostalic offering Daniel!! Love Tinka

From Grandma's Porch... (Poetry) - 5/28/2007 5:57:04 AM
Your wonderful poem brings back some terrific memories of my grandmothers on the farm. The air was clean and pure, a peacefulness settled over the land as the crop grew, and to this day I can still smell the strong coffee perking in the old coffee pot on the stove. Those were humble days, but the most memorable ones I've ever had.

From Grandma's Porch... (Poetry) - 5/28/2007 5:49:26 AM
such a visual write that I can relate to so well--your way with words is lovely

From Grandma's Porch... (Poetry) - 5/28/2007 4:02:17 AM
Grandma's Porch has provided quite a view, Mountain Poet!

From Grandma's Porch... (Poetry) - 5/28/2007 3:52:32 AM
A lovely, lovely painting with words. Very poetic, indeed. Sunny reagards, Deborah

A Funny Kind of Jealousy (Poetry) - 5/18/2007 9:47:18 AM
fan-tab-u-lous mactaggart. enjoyed this one greatly.

Scars Across Your Face (Poetry) - 5/18/2007 9:44:41 AM
different for you, yes. but no less poetic, no less moving. ty hope all is well.

What Do Your Grandparents Make You Think Of? (Poetry) - 5/11/2007 10:39:01 AM
I love your poem, and one of my grandmothers also remind me of biscuits---she sure baked some good ones. Both sets of grandparents, when I think of them, remind me of solidarity of family.

Scars Across Your Face (Poetry) - 3/7/2007 5:48:59 PM
You are new to me, but what I read seems to have traces of saddness in it. I look forward to reading more. holly

What Do Your Grandparents Make You Think Of? (Poetry) - 3/7/2007 5:45:21 PM
Never knew my Grandparents but would have like to. Enjoyed tis poem.

What Do Your Grandparents Make You Think Of? (Poetry) - 3/5/2007 10:09:16 PM
This is a beauty. Thanks for prompting such sweet thoughts.

What Do Your Grandparents Make You Think Of? (Poetry) - 3/5/2007 3:47:46 PM
that there is a such thing as life people really can live

Grandpa's Truck (Poetry) - 3/4/2007 5:58:05 PM
nostalgic and lovely write

What Do Your Grandparents Make You Think Of? (Poetry) - 3/4/2007 12:14:39 PM
Grandparents are a joy to treasure. My source of wisdom. Ron

What Do Your Grandparents Make You Think Of? (Poetry) - 3/4/2007 11:29:35 AM
Your poetry gives on so m uch meaning that you have to recieve positive feedback from all that review. Thanks for sharing with me and many others here on the lovely Den.

What Do Your Grandparents Make You Think Of? (Poetry) - 3/4/2007 9:08:26 AM
Tapioca pudding...yum...ed

What Do Your Grandparents Make You Think Of? (Poetry) - 3/4/2007 8:18:04 AM
What a wonderful write...my maternal grandparents make me think of a much simpler time, having a cold pepsi in their little country store, my paternal grandparents make me think of milking the cow and eating homemade biscuits and fresh honey! Thank you so much for the trip down memory lane this beautiful Sunday morning! Enjoyed your write Daniel, glad I stopped by this morning! Blessings, Joyce Bowling

What Do Your Grandparents Make You Think Of? (Poetry) - 3/4/2007 5:45:33 AM
Oh my...my grandma on my daddy's side made me think of a witch on a very bushy broom stick....flying in mid-air laughing like a "hiena" The other one on my mom's side always made me feel she was and "cooking" angel....could always provide for every one popping in...her pot never had too little!! Unfortunately I did not know one of my grand pa's...only a step grand pa...which remined me of Japetto...you know Pinocio's dad....because he always had a knife in his hand carving something!! Love Tinka

What Do Your Grandparents Make You Think Of? (Poetry) - 3/3/2007 10:29:06 PM
Wonderful ending question after sharing your grandparents with us :-)

What Do Your Grandparents Make You Think Of? (Poetry) - 3/3/2007 9:56:04 PM
These verses of yours make me think about my grandparents, Daniel. I am a first generation Canadian. I never got to meet my grandparents from France. From what I've gathered, there's only one who might have been worth getting to know anyhow. Your poem made me think about relationships and how intricate and complicated it can all get. Still, one can learn from it all. Thank you. Love and peace to you, Regis

What Do Your Grandparents Make You Think Of? (Poetry) - 3/3/2007 9:28:52 PM
Wonderful memories. Grandparents are special, and you made me think of many things I had forgotton Daniel! Thank you!

Scars Across Your Face (Poetry) - 2/12/2007 3:48:15 PM
it is good to read you this is very creative there s a sadness here and a love a joy of connecting in space i enjoyed this take care

Scars Across Your Face (Poetry) - 2/11/2007 11:30:00 AM
So good to read your work again, Daniel...enjoyed this unique poem Carole

Scars Across Your Face (Poetry) - 2/11/2007 11:20:53 AM
Powerfully "visual" and emotive as well, Daniel. These "scars" can also be very symbolic (at least, they seem so to me). Thank you. Love and peace to you, Regis

Scars Across Your Face (Poetry) - 2/11/2007 10:01:56 AM
Oh for them scars across the face and for that matter every place, then trying to figure out the cause, and by the time you do they are gone, faded into the skin...different for you, but not so...Ed

Scars Across Your Face (Poetry) - 2/11/2007 9:51:58 AM
Lovely offering....wish the scars of life could fade as fast as thos made upon our faces my friend!! love Tinka

Scars Across Your Face (Poetry) - 2/11/2007 7:29:27 AM
Nice write my friend, an expression of love and forgiving...for true love endures much as it stands the test's of time...love, joy, peace, anger, hurt, mourning, rejoicing and so many more...enjoyed this very much my friend. Blessings from one mountain poet to another, Joyce Bowling

Scars Across Your Face (Poetry) - 2/11/2007 7:04:46 AM
It's nice to read you again, Daniel -- this is a lovely way to re-enter the Den. I enjoyed this caring and gentle expression of love. Love, CJ

Scars Across Your Face (Poetry) - 2/11/2007 6:22:17 AM
Daniel, So glad to see you back at the Den, my friend. Excellent write! Blessings to you, ~Linda

Scars Across Your Face (Poetry) - 2/11/2007 3:07:19 AM
Outstanding! Hope to see you at the reading Wednesday, if not before. Again, as always, outstanding work.

Scars Across Your Face (Poetry) - 2/10/2007 10:40:09 PM
unique and a bit disturbing, unless of course the scars are from the morning sun ;-) Thought provoking, Daniel! Love, Eileen

Scars Across Your Face (Poetry) - 2/10/2007 10:25:42 PM
An orginal poem. Something I really enjoy when I see one. :-)

Grandpa's Truck (Poetry) - 1/6/2007 8:38:29 PM
A delightful poem, Daniel. It reminds me of some pickup rides of my childhood. Thank you. Love and peace to you, Regis

Grandpa's Truck (Poetry) - 1/6/2007 6:16:30 PM
This is a great write Daniel Enjoyed reading, great inagery sounds like an old toyota I used to own make any country pick up look like a cadillac Peace William

Grandpa's Truck (Poetry) - 1/3/2007 11:41:18 PM
sure sounds like it did beautiful picture here enjoyed this!!!

Grandpa's Truck (Poetry) - 1/3/2007 11:44:22 AM
This is nice, Daniel. A trip down memory lane for me, too, as my grandfather had a truck very similar to this one! Love, CJ

Grandpa's Truck (Poetry) - 1/2/2007 8:22:23 PM
they were fun those old trucks rattling like hell...thanks for sharing

Grandpa's Truck (Poetry) - 1/2/2007 8:34:58 AM
Man, THAT takes me back in time! Very nice write, my friend! Memories........... Ah, such precious memories.

Grandpa's Truck (Poetry) - 1/1/2007 9:48:37 PM
A wonderful memory...thanks, Ed

Grandpa's Truck (Poetry) - 1/1/2007 10:03:50 AM
Whahahaha...sounds like you gave my old truck a visit here...widshield cracked...and tires so bad I must doge mossies to prevent a flat!! Thanks for the wonderful write!! Happy Clappy New Year Dan!! Love Tinka

Grandpa's Truck (Poetry) - 1/1/2007 8:54:11 AM
I think that every family has had this truck as a member, at one time or another...great memory ~Carole

Grandpa's Truck (Poetry) - 1/1/2007 8:44:48 AM
I think I bought that beast, was it a 65 ford... :)

Grandpa's Truck (Poetry) - 1/1/2007 5:06:12 AM
Sounds like quite a ride, and quite a wonderful memory, Mountain Poet. And I really like those old pickup trucks.

Grandpa's Truck (Poetry) - 12/31/2006 9:35:37 PM
Great write...reminded me of my brother's first old car, I recall going down the highway and seeing the road passing beneath me through the rusted out floor board...hadn't thought about this in quite some time. Enjoyed much! Blessings and Happy New Year, Joyce Bowling

A Funny Kind of Jealousy (Poetry) - 12/22/2006 9:52:21 AM
Intriguing! Fantastic imagery and left me curious and wanting more...

A Funny Kind of Jealousy (Poetry) - 12/21/2006 11:33:18 AM
somehow I expected this poem to go on... what's going to happen next? That can't be it. Pls continue. Have a wonderful Christmas. Amira

A Funny Kind of Jealousy (Poetry) - 12/19/2006 9:22:07 AM
Outstanding write....the imagery cristal clear!! Love Tinka

A Funny Kind of Jealousy (Poetry) - 12/18/2006 4:40:53 PM
Great images, old friend.

A Funny Kind of Jealousy (Poetry) - 12/18/2006 1:28:32 PM
nice work...

Catch (Poetry) - 12/15/2006 4:30:15 PM
The symbolism here is wonderful, Daniel -- I thoroughly enjoyed this poem. Well done. Love, CJ

Catch (Poetry) - 12/15/2006 7:23:32 AM
Excellent piece...this brought back a few memories for me...yeh a girl...my dad played with a farm league when I was a young girl, so that made me a sand lot favorite...smiles Carole

Catch (Poetry) - 12/14/2006 10:55:01 AM
Excellent write

Five Fat Crows (Poetry) - 12/13/2006 11:02:26 PM
seeing beauty even when it isn't pretty is art

Catch (Poetry) - 12/13/2006 11:00:36 PM
so true. good to read you again, sir :)

Catch (Poetry) - 12/13/2006 5:06:29 PM
interesting and surprising thanks for sharing

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