Recent Reviews for Eileen Clemens Granfors
Some Rivers End on the Day of the Dead (Book) - 7/2/2011 12:48:37 PM|
Eileen, the book "Some Rivers End on the Day of the Dead" was truly an experience of learning about a new culture. You truly are a gifted writer as when reading the book I found myself amazed at how you could reach into the minds of the youth. Marisol remains etched in my memory and probably will be for some time to come. When an author is able to capture the readers attention from beginning to end then it is a successful write indeed. Your work is thought provoking, opens the mind to new cultures, new ways that people live and definitely the struggles young people have in society today. Excellent writing skills, very descriptive. Marisol often pops up in my mind as I wonder where the author will take this young girl. Well done!
Flash Warden and Other Stories (Book) - 6/11/2011 2:33:23 PM
Are you saying this book put you to sleep? No WAY!
Flash Warden and Other Stories (Book) - 6/7/2011 9:41:55 PM
Dear reviewers....you are getting sleepy...sleepy..drifting...waves crashing..sea spray on your face..buy...buy...buy....
Some Rivers End on the Day of the Dead (Book) - 1/13/2011 7:03:19 AM
This book was probably intended for a younger audience, much younger than me, at least. However, once I got into it, I became fascinated with where it was leading me. Itís not a murder mystery and itís not science fiction, but it is a very interesting read. Itís one of those rare books that you can recommend to your grand daughter, or to her parents, or grand parents with complete confidence that they will all find it worthy of their time. It's very difficult to find a book that you can say that about. I found this book to be both well conceived and easy to read. The characters were interesting and believable. I very much enjoyed the story and shall be anxiously awaiting the (already announced) sequel. I have become ďattachedĒ to Marisol, the lead character and Iím curious as to what becomes of her as she continues along lifeís journey.
Richard Lee King, Author
Some Rivers End on the Day of the Dead (Book) - 11/24/2010 3:12:25 AM
Very compelling reading, Eileen, not to mention, very interesting! Enjoyed it; thanks for sharing this book and sending it to me! Well written!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
KINDLE edition (Book) - 11/1/2010 11:13:47 AM
I read it the old fashioned way, as a draft. Folks, it's really good! Fire up that old Kindle and order one today!
My name is Patrick Granfors and my wife did not approve this message.
Some Rivers End on the Day of the Dead (Book) - 10/18/2010 10:25:03 AM
I'm a guy and I liked it a lot. Effortless read, many twists and turns in a compelling and current storyline. Patrick
Paperback is Now Available (Book) - 7/31/2010 11:52:29 AM
A wonderful little peek through the poetic window of what makes Eileen Granfors tick.
Paperback is Now Available (Book) - 7/29/2010 4:14:02 PM
good luck, Eileen, I hope it does really well.
White Sheets (Book) - 7/17/2010 12:40:10 PM
Congratulations on the publication of your book Eileen my sincere wish for it's success and for any of your future projects....
A Cup of Comfort for Military Families Edited by Colleen Sell (Book) - 10/22/2008 10:39:58 PM
As a mother of a Marine I appreciate "A Cup of Comfort" greatly. I believe this will be a must read for the entire family.
A Cup of Comfort for Military Families Edited by Colleen Sell (Book) - 10/5/2008 3:02:19 PM
Congratulations! I hope you're floating on a cloud of periwinkle and butterscotch swirls, dazzled by stardust and kissed by the moon.
Camping Sans Winnebago (Short Story) - 2/12/2012 6:21:00 PM
what a fun read that brought laughter to my lips-but God was watching over that your mother was there and angels were watching her. great story-great memories.
Flash Fiction: Death of the Dauphin by Alphonse Daudet presented (Short Story) - 11/22/2011 6:19:04 PM
i had so much trouble reading....bummer. i had to constantly push the screen to and fro...can you reformat it?
The Old Candy Shoppe and Other Saturday Delights (Short Story) - 10/7/2011 9:41:15 PM
life indeed is a poem in prose, reciting pain, anguish, love and friendship in one line to last a lifetime. such memories existing in our hearts remain forever. lovely read-
My Friend, Ta (Short Story) - 9/10/2011 8:35:26 AM
all experiences shape our lives and runs as a two way street-as Ta affected your life, do not to forget...You affected his life-
Manna (Short Story) - 7/27/2011 5:59:44 PM
an arrow in the side of her kayak? i love creative writing, i always wonder about the process- your story too fun,
Old School (Days) (Short Story) - 6/13/2011 6:04:11 AM
your story brings back many memories for me which are similar. people are placed in our paths for specific reason as i'm sure your Ms. Brown was. and yes, i would agree, there probably was a reason she selected you as the "crab." LOL
Flash Fiction: Death of the Dauphin by Alphonse Daudet presented (Short Story) - 5/30/2011 7:29:10 AM
This is the 2nd time I've tried reading this story...this time I stuck to it to its conclusion, and glad that I did. Formatting and all. Great story.
Flash Fiction: Death of the Dauphin by Alphonse Daudet presented (Short Story) - 5/25/2011 10:33:38 AM
I liked yours better. p
Daughter of a Legendary Beauty (Short Story) - 5/20/2011 8:58:03 PM
very interesting in site thru the eyes of a child-a remorseful being, caught between love and loving to understand...
Old School (Days), Part II (Short Story) - 5/6/2011 5:36:42 AM
I love this story. It reminds me of my own school days, although there are lots of differences because I'm in the UK. But the general feel (I remember Mrs Mason and Miss Schofield, just as you remember Mrs Munzinger, but have forgotten many of the rest,) is just like my own school experiences.
Can we have more, please?
Daughter of a Legendary Beauty (Short Story) - 5/15/2008 6:35:45 AM
Very captivating read......I'll be eager to read more. I love the imagery, the feelings of the distraught child and the story as a whole. Great work!
My Friend, Ta (Short Story) - 12/31/2007 5:24:03 AM
well done enjoyed the read
Camping Sans Winnebago (Short Story) - 12/18/2007 10:35:45 AM
enjoyed the read
The Old Candy Shoppe and Other Saturday Delights (Short Story) - 12/18/2007 10:35:24 AM
good one, enjoyed the read
Promo Your Indie (Article) - 12/16/2011 5:19:33 PM
Awesome Eileen! Good luck to you on all your book sales! Merry Christmas to you, Patrick and your family. Blessed Be.
Promo Your Indie (Article) - 12/16/2011 8:58:38 AM
Hi Eileen, Great insight and very useful, thank you. Kelly Ann Evers
Public Reading (Article) - 11/23/2011 12:30:24 PM
The only one likely to be unruly is YOU or your mom. I'm prepared for your mom--I've got candy. You, I'm looking for the closest bar to Vroman's. hahahhahahah
Public Reading (Article) - 11/23/2011 10:07:48 AM
Hey teach! Don't forget the chalk filled eraser in your hand in case you need to discipline an unruly listener. p
You and a Writers Conference (Article) - 8/23/2011 10:51:52 AM
Plus you get to eat a Sonic Hamburger. p
You and a Writers Conference (Article) - 8/22/2011 2:40:04 PM
Having just attended the Willamette Writers Conference earlier this month, in Portland, I have to say you are 100% on the money.
Ten Reasons (Article) - 7/20/2011 7:54:26 PM
There is no understanding the generation gap, it just is. Dealing with it, well that's a story. I scored 5 of 10. The book's a 10. Patrick
Using the Web (Article) - 6/20/2011 1:35:11 PM
When you say through Kindleboards - what are you refering to exactly?
The Vicarage Bench Series
Ten Reasons to Love (and Buy) Flash Warden (Article) - 6/20/2011 5:17:01 AM
Great marketing! I love your 10 Reasons to Buy!
Ten Reasons to Love (and Buy) Flash Warden (Article) - 6/18/2011 10:28:08 AM
I think reason number 10 is quite compelling! Patrick
Ten Reasons to Love (and Buy) Flash Warden (Article) - 6/18/2011 8:46:03 AM
IT SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT BOOK...YOU GIVE PRETTY GOOD REASONS TO PURCHASE IT AND...WHEN MY MONEY IS RIGHT(AND I AM TRUSTING GOD FOR THAT TO BE NOT TOO FAR IN THE FUTURE), I INTEND TO PURCHASE, NOT ONLY THIS BOOK BUT BOOKS FROM ALL MY NEIGHBORS HERE ON AUTHORS DEN. RIGHT NOW...I DO MY BEST TO RESPOND TO ALL REVIEWS-WITH A REVIEW AND TO MAKE SURE MY QUARTERLY DUES ARE PAID. SO UNTIL I AM ABLE TO...I PRAY GOD TO BLESS YOU AND TO MAKE YOUR BOOK A GREAT SUCCESS. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS & FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
FLASH and Other short fiction (Article) - 6/7/2011 9:19:14 PM
Flash fiction. Ask Anthony Weiner to decide between the two. Great book by the way. P
FLASH and Other short fiction (Article) - 6/6/2011 6:11:08 AM
I have dabbled in 'flash' enjoy the process, but have not yet perfected it.
FLASH and Other short fiction (Article) - 6/5/2011 12:12:40 PM
Eileen, this sounds most interesting. I'm glad I stopped by the den to check out what you were talking about. Thanks! Smiles, Dorothy
FLASH and Other short fiction (Article) - 6/5/2011 10:03:41 AM
Hah!! I'm almost through reading "Harlot's Ghost," by Norman Mailer, a 1282-page novel. This is my second reading of this excellent CIA novel. But I know you are right. The world is moving faster and people, even with all the conveniences to make life easier actually have less time to read, so short stories, or flash fiction is the wave of the future.
LA Book Festival: My Day in the Sun (Article) - 5/1/2011 8:05:51 PM
It was a good day. And yes Marcus, I did shlep books. But with the invention of wheeled luggage the effort was minimal. Patrick
LA Book Festival: My Day in the Sun (Article) - 5/1/2011 12:03:20 PM
That's about the way I felt the past two years when I did the Book Fair.
So did you get Patrick to shlep books?
Glad that it worked out for you.
Mary Oliver's When Death Comes shared by (Article) - 1/22/2011 8:55:16 AM
I like Mary Oliver too. p
Dickinson's I'm Nobody (Article) - 8/8/2010 9:41:59 PM
You are somebody to me Eileen. Patrick
Dickinson's I'm Nobody (Article) - 8/8/2010 7:27:33 PM
Ha! Loved this, Eileen! How apt to every age of life, the croaking and the false companying/encumbering of Emily's understanding. Life can crush, as well as soar...
Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen
-not a fan of facebook-
RESCUE a Dog (Article) - 5/10/2010 10:48:04 AM
Those eyes are so captivating.
Cheers on your good fortune,
RESCUE a Dog (Article) - 5/10/2010 9:57:54 AM
Bouncing is misleading. More like jump, jump, squirm, squirm, run, run, play, play, zzzzzzzzzzzz p
RESCUE a Dog (Article) - 5/10/2010 9:22:58 AM
This is some good information for folks who love animals for pets.
Felix Perry's New Book (Article) - 4/28/2010 4:39:28 PM
Great review for a great, masterful writer and poet. Liz
Help! Photo Permission (Article) - 4/27/2010 2:34:03 PM
Eileen, I don't know if this helps, but most of the photos I post with my writing come from a woman by the name of Jody Miller. Jody can be found on flckr (sp)
Thanks and cheers,
Prayer by Mary Oliver shared by (Poetry) - 5/5/2013 5:07:24 AM
Love the simplicity of it Eileen. So beautiful.
Lighten Up (Poetry) - 4/11/2013 5:59:14 AM
I like you when you're cheerful. I never thought that sequins would be inspirational.
Reminds me of those cars I used to see where people hung crystals from their mirrors that would catch the morning sun and flash those of us following in our cars on the freeway with dancing colors.
Lighten Up (Poetry) - 4/10/2013 3:18:42 PM
Made me smile! Awesome, Eileen!
Lighten Up (Poetry) - 4/10/2013 8:29:54 AM
funny i like it
Lighten Up (Poetry) - 4/10/2013 8:14:53 AM
Nature does it every time :-) Wondrful write.
Lighten Up (Poetry) - 4/10/2013 7:32:12 AM
Good to see you posting...your 'lighten up' brightened my day.
Journey (Poetry) - 11/13/2012 10:56:50 AM
THOUGHT PROVOKING POEM,INDEED, EILEEN
BARBARA J HENRY
Ode to Dogs by Gene Hill shared (Poetry) - 11/6/2012 11:37:59 AM
This touched me deeply....my precious little dog, Allie,(now going on fourteen years old) has just been diagnosed with cancer of the bladder. And I refuse to let whatever time she has left be sad and depressing....she worries about me when I'm upset....so I won't let her see my breaking heart....every moment with her is so precious!
My St. Patrick (Poetry) - 11/6/2012 11:34:35 AM
Bravo!!!!! Great tribute to Patrick! He's made us laugh so much....
Mama (Poetry) - 11/6/2012 11:33:29 AM
Oh this is so touching! I can relate so well...my mom was 77 when she passed away in 2007....not a day goes by that I don't think of her....loved this one, Eileen....
20 Ways to Keep Your Wife as Your Lover (Poetry) - 11/6/2012 11:31:22 AM
Giggle.....its easy to see you both share a very vital thing......a wonderful sense of humor! This brought a chuckle....you have a new fan!
BURST (Poetry) - 11/6/2012 11:29:32 AM
All of the above questions apply....giggle...nice lyrical lilt!
The Labrador Retriever (Poetry) - 11/6/2012 11:27:57 AM
Love this! So light and lively and every word truth! Gorgeous picture!
A Dog's Love (Poetry) - 10/23/2012 12:05:26 PM
An oldy that still is popular I see. Timeless subject and a great dog. Still have the love bite scar to prove it. p
BURST (Poetry) - 8/30/2012 1:45:57 PM
A time or two 'Burst' Best wishes for your anthology of flash fiction, BURST.
Lady Mary Ann
BURST (Poetry) - 8/30/2012 11:08:14 AM
Good questions all. Mighty fine poetry too. Good luck with your book. Of flash fiction I don't have a clue. I hope it is something like texting. ;-)
BURST (Poetry) - 8/30/2012 8:21:37 AM
You take on a lot within the lines of this poem, Eileen. Congratulations on your anthology of flash fiction, BURST. May it do well.
BURST (Poetry) - 8/30/2012 8:21:33 AM
Oh, I love it. I thought it a bit unexpected, and so was tickled and surprised. It felt like bursting through the clouds to sunny skies where you know what to do and what words to do it with! This made me happy. Thank you. Be well, Kathy
The Labrador Retriever (Poetry) - 7/1/2012 6:16:07 PM
Hey Eileen. Very nice! I had a Lab many years ago. It was the most lovable dog I've ever had.
Death's Door (Poetry) - 5/13/2012 3:39:13 PM
Que sera, sera...nicely done. I love the line about attitude. So true.
Dream House (Poetry) - 5/6/2012 8:54:29 AM
I feel joyous, safe, loved and content. A lovely dream of
blessings. Sweet the gingham curtains puffing from the
fresh breezes of the sea.
Lady Mary Ann
Dream House (Poetry) - 5/3/2012 10:29:08 AM
Often are dreams are just someone who loves us telling us that all is well and to enjoy the summer breeze on the curtains.
Dream House (Poetry) - 5/3/2012 8:55:16 AM
There seem to be also many mansions in your soul, sunlit and gleaming, keep the doors open as you are, bless you!
Dream House (Poetry) - 5/3/2012 8:22:57 AM
Thoughtful and introspective. It's actually a very good basis for a book...The Preparer. Patrick
Death's Door (Poetry) - 4/29/2012 6:02:11 PM
Oh, I'm so sorry Eileen!
Your poetry is compelling, the subject matter bravely explored.
Sadly, I have just gone through it with my own brave father. His memorial service was this past weekend. I hope you find peace and comfort, and lean on that upliftingly humorous poetic husband of yours.
Blessings and strength,
Death's Door (Poetry) - 4/25/2012 4:40:37 PM
Lady Mary Ann
Death's Door (Poetry) - 4/25/2012 10:59:25 AM
We are born to die. Don't much like the way it is set up, but what the heck. A lot of us don't have a choice when death comes a-calling. Would that it be a fast track into death rather than what your father is going through. We don't always have a choice. I hope I will have that choice, I have a plan. I feel for you in this time of your sorry, Eileen.
Death's Door (Poetry) - 4/25/2012 9:53:29 AM
A poignant account of your father's struggle with death. You are so right. We cannot choose which way we go.
Death's Door (Poetry) - 4/25/2012 8:07:35 AM
No he is not. He will remain the Major until his last breath. But this is the one time he cannot pull rank and I foresee a pile of figs. p
Death's Door (Poetry) - 4/25/2012 7:09:02 AM
For those of us still on this side of deathís door, quite often much is made of those last few steps. I believe we should pay much more attention to all the steps leading up to those last few.
Our time will come, in the meantime, watch your step.
My thoughts are with you. Dick
Death's Door (Poetry) - 4/25/2012 3:57:28 AM
I am so sorry. Know you are in my prayers and thoughts during this season of life. I know how it is. I lost my big, strong Daddy nearly four years ago, and I did not get to say goodbye to him or get to go to his funeral.
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :(
Death's Door (Poetry) - 4/24/2012 1:54:50 PM
Better NOT to go silently into that good night...better to fly into death in a rush saying "Wow, what a trip, wish I could do it all over again..."! Hope YOU stay strong through this time, Eileen...e
Death's Door (Poetry) - 4/24/2012 9:16:06 AM
I PRAY THAT HE MIGHT BE AFFORDED THE ACCEPTABLE PEACE SO NEEDED AT THIS TIME. AND YOU...I PRAY THAT YOU MIGHT BE STRENGTHENED AS YOU ENDURE THE SADNESS OF THIS THING...IN LOVING DUTY...UNTIL THE END. GOD BLESS. LOVE AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Death's Door (Poetry) - 4/24/2012 9:05:52 AM
Very prophetic my friend and those of us who have been at that door with perhaps even a foot inside know that it is all relevent to how we live the time we are given. Well done.
True Love (Poetry) - 4/20/2012 5:08:00 PM
The song titled "The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow" came to mind.
True love together we are stronger, smarter, richer, fufilled.
Oh, laughing at each other with a glimmer in your eyes.
Lady Mary Ann
True Love (Poetry) - 4/19/2012 11:44:59 AM
The truth be told by you, and I know it's true. It's true love that comes through. Now I know everything I wanted to know about Patrick.
True Love (Poetry) - 4/19/2012 5:28:29 AM
No white horse in the picture for me for the 3rd time or 2nd time, 1st was kind of a black hore, i must say, 2nd was terrific, do i get a chance for a 3rd I keep asking God.
True Love (Poetry) - 4/18/2012 3:00:58 PM
oh eileen this is so great....my favorite part are the last 5 lines...so neat when the comfortable true meaningfu thingss are recognized isn't it
True Love (Poetry) - 4/18/2012 11:51:00 AM
Ah tis' all true, well except for the bossy part. I merely suggest. Patrick
True Love (Poetry) - 4/18/2012 11:35:23 AM
Very sweet Eileen, at least until that line about the smelly feet.
In THE HINTS BOOK that I sent to Patrick, I refer you the index under ODORS- FOOT, which should lead you to pages 48 and 307.
There is a limit to how much one should be asked to endure in the name of love. Dick
True Love (Poetry) - 4/18/2012 8:49:01 AM
True day to day love has come your way.
And the carriage too doesn't stay??
Simple Pleasure (Poetry) - 2/25/2012 11:30:47 AM
Simple pleasures indeed. For me it was climbing trees and making "slingshots" out of a Y in a branch and using an old inner tube for the rubber straps. Why must we grow up?
Enjoyed this Eileen. Thanks Dick
Simple Pleasure (Poetry) - 2/24/2012 6:08:34 PM
beautiful. ~ Morgan
Simple Pleasure (Poetry) - 2/24/2012 2:13:36 PM
felt this one - I too am one who loves the swings, still to this day, if I'm at a park with one, I get on...I adore that feeling.
Ode to Dogs by Gene Hill shared (Poetry) - 2/23/2012 1:33:13 PM
He is more than JUST your dog, he is God...e
Simple Pleasure (Poetry) - 2/23/2012 1:31:08 PM
Never was able to swing, can't even now look at someone doing so without getting an odd feeling in my head...like that of being dizzy...no, being really dizzy, not the same kind of dizzy that Pat is...;-)e
Simple Pleasure (Poetry) - 2/23/2012 11:48:28 AM
Love your poem of carefree days on a swing. How fun ! To having
fun with the grandchildren on the swings ! Once again ! to delight
in a childhood's best ever! Lady Mary Ann
A New Me? (Poetry) - 2/17/2012 12:35:46 PM
So cute! I liove it! Thanks for sharing Eileen! Blessings to you!
Ice Heart (Poetry) - 2/9/2012 10:16:08 PM
LIGHT IS NEVER SHINES AS BRIGHT...AS WHEN IT SHINES IN DARKNESS. A FROZEN HEART THAT HAS BEEN 'MELTED' BY THE WARMTH OF THE SUN, HAS NEVER BEEN MORE BEAUTIFULLY 'REFINED' AND THUS COMES FORTH WITH 'TREASURES'...AS PURE GOLD. FOR EVERYTHING...THERE IS A SEASON. WELL DONE AND ENJOYED. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Ode to Dogs by Gene Hill shared (Poetry) - 12/1/2011 2:51:25 PM
...and I thought this was about hubby. Hope he's as well trained.
Tops to read an upbeat poem!
Ode to Dogs by Gene Hill shared (Poetry) - 11/25/2011 11:52:32 AM
BRAVO! A WONDERFUL TRIBUTE TO, '...MAN'S BEST FRIEND...' THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS & FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Ode to Dogs by Gene Hill shared (Poetry) - 11/25/2011 3:46:20 AM
A marvelous quote about our truly marvelous canine companions. And oddly enough, I quoted Gene Hill too in my last poem - Dog Is My Teacher, Part III.
Ode to Dogs by Gene Hill shared (Poetry) - 11/23/2011 6:42:08 PM
From one lover of dogs to another: BRAVO!
Ode to Dogs by Gene Hill shared (Poetry) - 11/23/2011 11:06:20 AM
They have such tender hearts, love this!
Ode to Dogs by Gene Hill shared (Poetry) - 11/23/2011 9:53:28 AM
It's no coincidence that Kali and Nilla are sticking their tongues out at you.............always in search for a kissing opportunity. p
20 Ways to Keep Your Wife as Your Lover (Poetry) - 10/30/2011 8:50:07 AM
I'm glad that you found the one! :)
20 Ways to Keep Your Wife as Your Lover (Poetry) - 10/26/2011 6:19:16 AM
This is a delight to read,very well done! Happy Anniversary,and many more to come!
20 Ways to Keep Your Wife as Your Lover (Poetry) - 10/24/2011 8:46:46 AM
i guess this means patrick still whirls your furl...girl
congratulations you twose...pat
20 Ways to Keep Your Wife as Your Lover (Poetry) - 10/23/2011 9:21:08 AM
lol. Happy Anniversary. Love it. Liz
20 Ways to Keep Your Wife as Your Lover (Poetry) - 10/22/2011 8:35:06 AM
Congratulations and Happy Anniversary...great little write,
20 Ways to Keep Your Wife as Your Lover (Poetry) - 10/22/2011 2:50:46 AM
Happy, Happy Anniversary to you both!
PS: I did pretty good on your 20 tips, especially Pet Names - I've given my spouse Mean Tall Woman a ton of those!
20 Ways to Keep Your Wife as Your Lover (Poetry) - 10/21/2011 9:25:34 PM
Happy anniversary to you both
Peace & Love To You both
Hidden? (Poetry) - 10/21/2011 8:22:45 PM
Wise philosophy well-shared in senryu structure. Thank you, Eileen. Love and best wishes,
20 Ways to Keep Your Wife as Your Lover (Poetry) - 10/21/2011 8:21:47 PM
A sweet offering; well done, Eileen. Happy anniversary to you and to Patrick. Love and best wishes,
Hidden? (Poetry) - 10/9/2011 4:48:47 AM
Fine words of wisdom!
Hidden? (Poetry) - 10/5/2011 5:41:33 AM
Interesting take on life.
Hidden? (Poetry) - 10/5/2011 5:19:28 AM
Especially when you already have two left feet. p
Hidden? (Poetry) - 10/4/2011 6:14:43 PM
I just use a vacuum cleaner...or find somebody that sucks really good, kinda like Ole Cuz Pat...e
Hidden? (Poetry) - 10/4/2011 12:53:01 PM
You've been to my house???? Dick
A Birthday (Poetry) - 9/12/2011 2:03:42 PM
Wow, this is such a wonderful trip down through your life and times...well done Eileen and have a great birthday....
A Birthday (Poetry) - 9/12/2011 12:39:09 PM
No reason at 62,
To feel in any way blue,
Hell, to some thats just about new,
So happy birthday, this one by you I bet flew,
And if you remember the song, then you belong,
In a ***...;-)
A Birthday (Poetry) - 9/12/2011 11:21:39 AM
Happy Birthday Eileen, may you have many more and may that gray haired red head keep you laughing through them all. Enjoyed this little picture of your life. Enjoy that Greek lunch. Dick
A Birthday (Poetry) - 9/12/2011 9:55:17 AM
Happy Birthday, Eileen, have so much fun!
You know well how to transform your suffering through life's opportunities.
A Birthday (Poetry) - 9/12/2011 8:42:05 AM
Happy 62 indeed. A nice Greek lunch seaside is just what the doctor ordered. Patrick
A Birthday (Poetry) - 9/12/2011 8:02:03 AM
Isn't it funny, when we're young we think we know it all...then when life happens...we find out how much more we need to learn. It appears you've learned your lessons quite well...Happy Birthday and...
A Child's Miind (Poetry) - 9/10/2011 3:21:10 AM
An honest write. Good one.
A Child's Miind (Poetry) - 7/23/2011 1:35:07 AM
Our parents let us live in our childís world
They surely did, and very sadly, many children today don't seem to be allowed to.
A Child's Miind (Poetry) - 7/21/2011 2:49:55 PM
No doubt times have changed but a dreamer will always dream
A Child's Miind (Poetry) - 7/21/2011 10:51:53 AM
I used to build mud dams and play with fire crackers and have dirt clod wars with the neighborhood kids and catch snakes and build tree houses from stray wood. We even built a fort in the rafters of the garage. Dad put a stop to that when we dropped a hammer on one of his cars. Patrick
A Child's Miind (Poetry) - 7/21/2011 9:46:58 AM
I am happy to say that I still have a child's mind, which I am reminded of continually.
Foreword to Stairs of Sand (Poetry) - 7/17/2011 8:58:29 PM
beautifully expressed excellent piece
love & peace be with you
Foreword to Stairs of Sand (Poetry) - 7/11/2011 5:46:00 PM
that's beautiful. Morgan
Foreword to Stairs of Sand (Poetry) - 7/11/2011 11:01:00 AM
What a gentle beauty of a poem!
Name Dropping (Poetry) - 6/7/2011 9:07:31 PM
Guilty. Not by choice, perhaps by (bad)habit. Practice makes perfect my sweet Eileen. You can be my personal trainer. p
Name Dropping (Poetry) - 6/7/2011 9:23:03 AM
For shame Patrick. Background buzz? Great writing though. I think you should be getting flowers. Liz
Name Dropping (Poetry) - 6/6/2011 6:13:34 AM
Seems like I just read this the other day, 'cept no picture.
Name Dropping (Poetry) - 6/6/2011 5:32:34 AM
Lovely indeed..the photo is awesome..Hugss
Name Dropping (Poetry) - 6/6/2011 4:11:54 AM
Delightful poem, Eileen; well done! And I LOVE the picture!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
Name Dropping (Poetry) - 6/5/2011 8:25:28 PM
I really enjoyed this pen.Thank you for sharing it.
Name Dropping (Poetry) - 6/5/2011 5:02:32 PM
"his faultless reputation on the den"
Are you kidding, where did you EVER get that idea, he is so FAR from FAULTLESS that even I look like an angel in comparison to him...LOL
Oh & the names you got are nothing compared to the ones I got hung with...still an enjoyable read...e
Name Dropping (Poetry) - 6/5/2011 2:51:04 PM
Okay, then, how about Master? Your Highness?
Now surely with Patrick's rich imagination he can come up with a charming name for you? If not, he can pick one of the above I have chosen for him. Sound good? :)
Name Dropping (Poetry) - 6/5/2011 1:18:05 PM
I read this somewhere else. You must have posted it elsewhere. Ah, still funny.
Mama (Poetry) - 5/28/2011 7:57:13 AM
Oh Eileen, this is so poignant, so beautiful, so loving. Well done. You've given me goosebumps.
Surf's UP (Poetry) - 5/24/2011 11:53:18 AM
I was a daredevil in other ways, for some reason the sea never attracted me like it does other folks. Even when I lived in California, I was too busy doing the "sixties'" thing to be bother. Almost drowned in a rip tide at Jones' Beach on Long Island, NY. Loved this dynamic poem though.
Surf's UP (Poetry) - 5/23/2011 4:40:33 AM
I've seen those swells, and you make me want to see them again.
Surf's UP (Poetry) - 5/22/2011 2:58:05 PM
One of the things I always wished I had done in my youth, now the best I can manage is to channel surf and surf the internet.
Surf's UP (Poetry) - 5/22/2011 2:46:15 PM
Looks like dangerous fun to me... Color me a spectator.
We don't get those kinds of waves here in Florida, at least not near me, unless, there's a hurricane a brewin'.
Needless to say, we prefer the lesser ones.
Nicely done Eileen, thanks Dick
Surf's UP (Poetry) - 5/22/2011 1:47:11 PM
I feel refreshed just reading this vivid imagery! Wow, you sure lead an exciting life with a lot of wonderful travel!
Surf's UP (Poetry) - 5/22/2011 11:54:39 AM
Mighty tall waves with a short crash zone. My luck would not last that's why they invented the spectator shoreline. Patrick
The Golden State (Poetry) - 5/11/2011 8:11:54 PM
Twenty plus years hence you are still my star. p
Mama (Poetry) - 4/19/2011 11:46:50 AM
This is precious, Eileen. Thanks for sharing your memories with us.
Mama (Poetry) - 4/19/2011 6:08:45 AM
Eileen, this is such a wonderful remembrance of your Mama...you have done her proud.
Mama (Poetry) - 4/19/2011 3:02:25 AM
In the great beyond, she is well and strong and free
I like to picture my mother that way as well, and I miss her very much, as you do yours.
Mama (Poetry) - 4/19/2011 1:10:13 AM
My mom has been dead 21 years. She wasn't even sixty when she passed away. She died on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 1990. Her sixtieth birthday would have been in May, on May 5 of that year. I still miss her as much now as on the day she died. And nearly three years ago, I lost my big, strong daddy; he would have been 78 on October 2, 2008. He is missed too.
Mama (Poetry) - 4/18/2011 3:50:03 PM
This one touched me as I soooo miss my own dear mother who died way to young at only 59 when I was still not much more that a boy myself...thank you for sharing such a tender part of yourself.
Mama (Poetry) - 4/18/2011 3:01:15 PM
Painful to remember of course, Eileen,
but a beautiful tribute to a lady
who left much too early, but as you say,
"In the great beyond, she is well and strong and free."
Peace to you.
Mama (Poetry) - 4/18/2011 10:28:26 AM
Hard to believe it has been ten years. I too miss her grace, wisdom, thoughtfulness, spunk...and her ratitouille. A sweet cook for the ages. Patrick
Mama (Poetry) - 4/18/2011 9:46:44 AM
A beautifully moving and powerful poem Eileen xx
I am so sorry you lost her much too young.
Mama (Poetry) - 4/18/2011 8:21:59 AM
A beautiful tribute.
I explore a dark side in my poem today- but it is only one side, and not where I reside. I have other poems which celebrate the better things.
The Labrador Retriever (Poetry) - 4/7/2011 6:04:00 PM
eileen this is really neat...so glad i was rambling around in the kids stuff and found this...nice surprise...i'm trying to concentrate more on my kid stuff....don't seem to have a middle ground...whimsical or way too serious...
My St. Patrick (Poetry) - 3/19/2011 7:08:48 AM
Eileen, nice write and Happy Belated Birthday to the old guy...
My St. Patrick (Poetry) - 3/18/2011 6:18:28 AM
delightful eileen and happy birthday paatrick
personally i think you BOTH found the pot o' gold
My St. Patrick (Poetry) - 3/17/2011 4:29:25 PM
Wish I had some good gold pot, oh you meant pot of gold, well, anyway Happy Birthday to the old coot...e
My St. Patrick (Poetry) - 3/17/2011 4:03:08 PM
Sure and if he gets the pot of gold, his Missus will have her share. This is cute, and nicely written. The one who knows him best is the one who can tell the story.
My St. Patrick (Poetry) - 3/17/2011 2:50:03 PM
Great birthday wish in true Irish fashion...
My St. Patrick (Poetry) - 3/17/2011 2:18:36 PM
Happy Birthday Patrick it appears you have the luck of the Irish in your wonderful and loving wife.
My St. Patrick (Poetry) - 3/17/2011 11:10:15 AM
Okay. I may have no shame but I do blush. Love, P
My St. Patrick (Poetry) - 3/17/2011 8:51:44 AM
Sweet write, Eileen. Happy birthday, Patrick!!! Love and best wishes,
My St. Patrick (Poetry) - 3/17/2011 8:17:46 AM
Happy birthday, Patrick!! And what a cute write for the "lucky leprechaun"!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
My St. Patrick (Poetry) - 3/17/2011 8:02:37 AM
Oh, this is just too perfect! Happy Birthday Patrick!
He's a remarkable scholar and forever finding humor in everything and as you say he's a heroic husband ;-) so...there is no other word, at least not in English, to call him other than Saint!
I hope you both have a wonderful party today and that warmth fills the house.
My St. Patrick (Poetry) - 3/17/2011 7:58:13 AM
Now that's the spirit- but which one is the saint?
Skyward (Poetry) - 3/12/2011 4:40:35 AM
awwwwww so nice! You certainly walk amongst them in this beautiful write Eileen.
Creating (Poetry) - 3/10/2011 7:15:12 AM
Very nice indeed..Hugsss
Creating (Poetry) - 3/9/2011 2:57:09 PM
An excellent piece Eilene
Thanks for sharing
Peace be with you
Egret, Alone (Poetry) - 3/5/2011 9:55:24 PM
I like your poem about the egret. I once had a small pond in my yard with beautiful Koi fish in it. They began to disappear. Once Sunday morning, I looked out and there was the culprit, standing in the pond swallowing fish. It was a heron, not an egret.
Out and About (Poetry) - 3/5/2011 9:52:57 PM
No use to wish our lives away,
I think this is the best attitude. "We come this way only once, why not pass it in beauty?" (I forget who said that)
Skyward (Poetry) - 3/5/2011 9:51:09 PM
Very interesting--puffed with freedom. Those three words caught me.
Creating (Poetry) - 3/5/2011 10:50:09 AM
Deep looking...poignant, soft and wise poetry Eileen.
Creating (Poetry) - 3/5/2011 8:48:43 AM
Must be spring. Your photo imagination inspires creativity. P
Egret, Alone (Poetry) - 3/5/2011 7:56:40 AM
He was probably looking for the food trucks at the farmer's market and got sidetracked. You know Awesome Town, always seeking the freebie. p
Creating (Poetry) - 3/4/2011 9:13:13 PM
I enjoy how your mind wanders and yet comes full circle in peace...
Be always safe,
Creating (Poetry) - 3/4/2011 4:43:50 PM
Isn't it amazing how close we are to those 'perfect' writes, especially when they are right before our very eyes. Nicely done.
Creating (Poetry) - 3/4/2011 4:00:56 PM
Wonderful job on this one Eileen...I like the last verse especially.
Creating (Poetry) - 3/4/2011 9:36:23 AM
Ah- yes- never mind perfection- Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.
Egret, Alone (Poetry) - 3/4/2011 8:40:12 AM
He wasn't there today. I hope he flew on to the sanctuary in the next valley away from us.
Egret, Alone (Poetry) - 3/4/2011 6:04:51 AM
So very sad. I hope it finds its mate or its family very soon.
Egret, Alone (Poetry) - 3/3/2011 6:55:56 PM
Capturing and embracing the moment that rests before you, how brilliant. Sometimes people get lost too, but eventually find their way back....
Be always safe,
Egret, Alone (Poetry) - 3/3/2011 12:02:45 PM
I like how you capture the lonely spirit of this beautiful creature and yes it does make one wonder if perhaps it lost its mate and will forever seek her...
Egret, Alone (Poetry) - 3/3/2011 12:02:17 PM
Oh! your sensitivity to this saddest of emotions bespeaks of a bit of experience. May you always have a crowd at your beck and call!Lovely poem...
Egret, Alone (Poetry) - 3/3/2011 11:14:37 AM
Egrets sometimes are in an area called Cape May Point park in extreme southern NJ...tis a place of solitude & peace, a great place to stop on a north to south trip for many bird species & humans find solace there too, like me...e
Egret, Alone (Poetry) - 3/3/2011 10:30:23 AM
I loved trips to Florida for Egrets, but now I expect to be quite confined to the North- with Herons.
Egret, Alone (Poetry) - 3/3/2011 9:49:15 AM
So authentic and vibrant! Being the Egret, this is an unmistakable feeling I know well, and you have penned this brilliantly.
Egret, Alone (Poetry) - 3/3/2011 9:19:40 AM
We had an Egret land on our property last week, quite impressive... Nice pen.
Skyward (Poetry) - 2/22/2011 8:13:02 AM
Sure Eileen, rub the good weather you are having in...we had a few inches of snow last night & I am putting off going out and cleaning the car & driveway...Please God, send the spring...e
Skyward (Poetry) - 2/21/2011 3:21:46 AM
Skyward is Good, as is your poem.
Skyward (Poetry) - 2/20/2011 12:42:19 PM
1001 reasons to celebrate your work. p
Skyward (Poetry) - 2/20/2011 12:08:20 PM
Very nicely done Eileen...enjoyed.
Skyward (Poetry) - 2/20/2011 10:51:39 AM
Possibly some secret meanings hidden within this one. I'm sure some psychoanalyst could tell us just what we should make of each of our little commentaries. Nicely done Eileen, Thanks Dick
Childhood's Changes (Poetry) - 2/1/2011 10:21:44 PM
Your bowl may have had its chips and scratches but at least it wasn't tupperware. p
Childhood's Changes (Poetry) - 1/26/2011 8:04:10 AM
I agree with Fee, line 3 is the 'closer'
Childhood's Changes (Poetry) - 1/25/2011 4:20:27 PM
Striking contrast between the picture, the first line, the second line and then bang the last line strikes a sad chord that many including me can empathize with...well done.
Childhood's Changes (Poetry) - 1/25/2011 10:29:04 AM
Memories are wonderful aren't they? great writing ..enjoyed very much...stay safe and well..Hugsss
From th Birds (Poetry) - 1/22/2011 8:42:28 AM
Gliding has its moments but the blast is where we all push the envelope of life. p
From th Birds (Poetry) - 1/20/2011 8:07:30 PM
Leading offers the best view but submits one to the greatest potential adversities. Those opportunities where we have to chose between thrashing to excel or floundering to fail. Lead, by all means. History is always kindest to those that have ventured. Regardless of whether they were successful or failed. Eileen, creating a ku worth sharing has been an illusive effort for me. A dear friend with whom I collaborate on poetry creates marvelous ku's. I will leave them in the capable artistic hands of folks such as you and my dear friend. I bid you love and peace.Jon Michael
From th Birds (Poetry) - 1/19/2011 1:42:33 AM
This Ku asks a great question...my answer I guess would be that I glide but sometimes into blast...keeps life interesting.
From th Birds (Poetry) - 1/18/2011 7:14:56 PM
I've been facing the wind and I'm a bit chapped. Great thoughts stirred here. Liz
From th Birds (Poetry) - 1/18/2011 6:53:48 PM
I remember thinking that this was a great photo when I saw it on Patrickís poem, but your words have given it a new life. I love that he caught them with wings up, wings down and two of them, seemingly coasting. Or were they? Maybe his photo just happened to catch them in that positionÖ.. Then again, do you suppose they trade off like bicycle riders do in a race, sharing the labor of leading, then resting? I wonder. Nicely done, young lady. Thanks Dick
From th Birds (Poetry) - 1/18/2011 2:51:45 PM
your ku thoughts are
an all encompassing flight Eileen
From th Birds (Poetry) - 1/18/2011 10:44:43 AM
I think both...yes, both. This is a mystical ku!
From th Birds (Poetry) - 1/18/2011 10:41:31 AM
Like the waves the wind carries me
From th Birds (Poetry) - 1/18/2011 10:02:10 AM
Interesting concepts and thought provoking.
From th Birds (Poetry) - 1/18/2011 9:11:40 AM
I love the last line..."Or take the smooth ride?"
Very smooth 'Ku.
Bougainvillea (Poetry) - 1/9/2011 3:07:03 PM
Beautiful writing sweet lady...Hugssss
Bougainvillea (Poetry) - 1/8/2011 12:48:30 PM
Words as beautiful as the picture
love & peace
Bougainvillea (Poetry) - 1/6/2011 3:47:08 PM
Oh such a wonderful and delicious concoction ofwords and picture..
Love and Hugs, Diana...
The Trickster (Poetry) - 1/5/2011 12:24:04 PM
An hour later the deck was an inch deep and it lasted 24 hours. pg
Bougainvillea (Poetry) - 1/5/2011 11:55:16 AM
Such a contrast to the real world of Mazatlan located just down the hill. Eye of the beholder. Patrick
Bougainvillea (Poetry) - 1/5/2011 8:33:46 AM
So beautiful, sublime!
Have so much fun,
Bougainvillea (Poetry) - 1/4/2011 7:27:53 PM
What a breathtaking photograph! So descriptive are your words to express the beauty before you, wow...
Be always safe,
Bougainvillea (Poetry) - 1/4/2011 7:12:39 PM
a vista with no end in sight... the beginning of a beautiful relationship... your poem is to faraway lands what the rich aromatic scent of roses is to the Author's Den garden of delights... I am glad I caught it wafting my way.
Bougainvillea (Poetry) - 1/4/2011 3:51:02 PM
Eileen, you paint a beautiful mind picture with this one. Thanks Dick
PS: I'm about half way through your book. Like what I've seen. I'll report in when I've finished it.
Bougainvillea (Poetry) - 1/4/2011 3:35:27 PM
Eileen, sounds like a perfect place to be.
Bougainvillea (Poetry) - 1/4/2011 3:34:18 PM
Captivating picture framed in your words...beautiful..
The Trickster (Poetry) - 1/4/2011 1:16:13 AM
Love it, simple but filled with the happy complexities of real life...
The Trickster (Poetry) - 1/3/2011 3:02:35 PM
Clever mother nature, clever poem! I think snow is magical. I am a northern girl and I just love winter.
Happy New Year,
The Trickster (Poetry) - 1/3/2011 10:32:12 AM
Funny how when you live in a snow or cold area, little do we even wear the mittens or gloves we have...keep warm if you can do so...e
The Trickster (Poetry) - 1/3/2011 9:19:32 AM
Guess it all depends upon your perspective, doesn't it Eileen? Sort of like THE OLD DAYS poem that I just posted. It all depends upon which side of the picture you are looking. Nicely done.
Prayer by Mary Oliver shared by (Poetry) - 12/23/2010 10:23:02 AM
So many people are intimated about praying...but need not be. God is not evaluating us on how good our diction is, or grammatically correct our petitions. He looks into our hearts. Excellent poem and of course, perfect Subject.
September (Poetry) - 12/23/2010 10:18:20 AM
I liked the observation in your poem about September being a month of new beginnings. Usually January comes to my mind, so this is fresh!
You have a wonderful way of putting things, like "let the wind style our hair"...love that! Your picture goes perfectly with this poem.
~Z.B.McClure Merry Christ mas!
Fated (Poetry) - 12/23/2010 10:10:56 AM
I love stories of redemption with their happy endings; especially the true ones...this is a very intimate and full of life poem that made me cheer! Very well done Eileen.
Prayer by Mary Oliver shared by (Poetry) - 12/9/2010 5:55:05 AM
Very beautiful words....
Prayer by Mary Oliver shared by (Poetry) - 12/5/2010 2:04:12 PM
this is so true
even stones are beautiful
as are weeds...
Prayer by Mary Oliver shared by (Poetry) - 11/19/2010 4:21:47 PM
respectable words of a poetess
White Sheets (Poetry) - 11/17/2010 3:38:04 PM
White sheets - What you get for eating too many marshmallows
White sheets - A roll of what you use to get rid of white sheets
Prayer by Mary Oliver shared by (Poetry) - 11/14/2010 1:23:55 PM
A strange attack to poetry writing. Never seen this style before. it could catch on. I liked it alot myself
Prayer by Mary Oliver shared by (Poetry) - 11/14/2010 10:56:35 AM
Eileen, so simply stated but deeply profound...
Prayer by Mary Oliver shared by (Poetry) - 11/14/2010 10:56:01 AM
Such accessible truth in her words, such humility and Grace.
Thank you Eileen!
Prayer by Mary Oliver shared by (Poetry) - 11/14/2010 9:48:26 AM
Such profound Truth, Eileen. It's the gift that keeps on giving. Prayer by Mary Oliver reaches far and wide by this method of posting. Be well.
Wildebeest of Words (Poetry) - 11/6/2010 10:58:55 AM
Your creativity shines in this poem. I like the imagery of the brave leaping forth. There, you've captured the courage needed to share a poem or story once it's written. Excellent writing.
Wildebeest of Words (Poetry) - 11/5/2010 12:44:32 PM
I love how you layered this write, starting with 'words' and building from there. I also loved the reference to mama Wildebeest...yes, keep writing.
Wildebeest of Words (Poetry) - 11/5/2010 2:59:33 AM
A most interesting piece, Eileen. Write On.
Wildebeest of Words (Poetry) - 11/4/2010 3:10:02 PM
How I wish the words would come like a thundering herd and make a splash on my blank paper. You take me on a journey that I have seen many times in stories about Africa. Like the contrast.
Wildebeest of Words (Poetry) - 11/4/2010 11:31:15 AM
New subject matter does offer challenges of direction and temperament but I've never known you to cut and run. Paragraphs can be edited or discarded entirely and when enough have been written and refined the crocodiles will be stuffed with 20 pound white bond paperwads. P
Wildebeest of Words (Poetry) - 11/4/2010 11:30:39 AM
Have we all not spent time in that waller? Made the leap into that river of words? Would we all not be blessed if we could so splendidly capture those words? Your corral must be bulging at the railings. Nicely done Eilene. Thanks Dick
Wildebeest of Words (Poetry) - 11/4/2010 10:28:10 AM
you describe Africa's beautiful antelope wonderfully Eileen
through the hunted visuals of the untamed as too
the prowess of hungry words never to be tamed
Wildebeest of Words (Poetry) - 11/4/2010 9:32:00 AM
No holding you back
Telling how exactly it is
No sugar coating
Just the plain hard truth.
Wildebeest of Words (Poetry) - 11/4/2010 9:17:21 AM
Interesting journey, now go kick Patricks butt to get on that "honey-do" list...e
Wildebeest of Words (Poetry) - 11/4/2010 7:58:17 AM
Remarkable journey and fresh perspective!
You lead us in to an unexpected and profound place here.
Wildebeest of Words (Poetry) - 11/4/2010 7:54:44 AM
Awesome write, Eileen; well done!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
Got the book yesterday; reading it now! Thank you so much! :D
Fated (Poetry) - 10/18/2010 3:59:28 PM
Sure hope you two have something good plannned for the celebrations!!
Happy Anniversary and may you share many, many more....
Be always safe,