Readers Comments

 AUTHOR STATEMENT:

 

My poetry looks to positively explore human potential, with an emphasis on love, spiritual growth and self awareness. It is very important to me that my work remains as open, accessible and as simply expressed as possible. My influences vary from the great traditional English visionary romantics through to the distillation of thought and leanness of expression offered by the Japanese haiku tradition, the shining examples of Rilke and Gibran – as well as (being a fully committed free verse poet…) the later technical breakthroughs achieved by leading Scottish concrete poets Ian Hamilton Finlay and Edwin Morgan.

 

WHAT THE CRITICS SAY:

To write and sell poetry at a profit these days is a minor victory and a major achievement. Scott’s words gently unlock and force you to face and look at the world with a little more optimism. There are moments of deep joy and others, which take your breath away with simple incredible honesty”

G. White

 

Scott Hastie’s verse is sympathetic, humanistic and positively affirmative. Accessibility is the touchstone of all Hastie’s output. The spiritual element in his writing is clear.” 

G.E. Jones

 

“Scott writes meditative, reflective poetry that is steeped in the traditions of English verse. Concise and richly evocative, he should be widely read.”

R. Godwin

 

“Via an invisible gilded chain of perception, Scott Hastie generously leads us through an enthusiastic re-invention of the possibilities of new experience. His inspired words bestride the world with such ease, touching the deepest sensibilities of human beings everywhere.”

Sahar Tavakoli

 

YOUR COMMENTS

 

Cristina A. on New Poem – Pain passes…

I woke up this morning and saw your message to check out your latest poem. And what a perfect way to start my day. Thank you, Scott!

 

Emmanuel Ojelade on New Poem – Pain passes…

Oh woah, I really wasn’t expecting to see something this beautiful, I’m moved to share!

 

Larry Yoke on New Poem – Pain passes…

You good sir, are a true wordsmith. I thoroughly enjoy how your words transport me to your world of understanding. I applaud you! Never ever quit!

 

Ronee Henson on New Poem – Pain passes…

Love it! !!!!!!
Thank you !!!!!

 

Tammy on New Poem – Pain passes…

Well written and thought provoking

 

Moses Wangai on New Poem – Pain passes…

I must admit that I love your work and how you have aesthetically used different poetic devices and diction. You are good. As a writer I know what it takes to write such creative works, keep up with the good work.

 

Barry D on New Poem – Pain passes…

“Pain passes,

Whilst true joy

Remains.”

This is brilliant writing. I love how your poem expands on the theme of the opening stanza.

 

Jessie Johnson on New Poem – Pain passes…

I really enjoyed your work. Thank you so much for sharing.

 

Michael Kubick on New Poem – Pain passes…

Your work is great!

 

Lorrie Simunovic on New Poem – Pain passes…

Wow. that is a beautiful poem. It feels so clear, wide and peaceful.. a destined poem.

 

Don MacIver on New Poem – Pain passes…

Beautifully penned as always, Scott. The closing stanza was, for me, so highly relatable. As a youth living in the countryside, I would take every opportunity to wander the hay and tallgrass fields surrounding my home, exploring, discovering, feeling so complete in the carefree adventure of it all; alone yet so wonderfully one with nature. Your words always carry such fondness, gentle atonement of the subject matter, a true feel-good experience for the reader. Thank you for all the moments of comfort, passion, and living breathlessly in the moments lost in your words. ‘Moments’ is horribly redundant here yet treasured moments they are!

 

Nivedita Yohana on New Poem – Pain passes…

It is true that Pain passes, oh! well, it has to pass or it could be debilitating, however, it is truly ‘bittersweet’. You have yet again carved such a masterpiece dealing with one of the most painful emotions one has to endure with such erudition. It prods me to contemplate on the fragility of relationships.

 

Janice McLaughlin on New Poem – Pain passes…

Beautiful and bittersweet

 

Neena Sharma on New Poem – Pain passes…

Pain passes,

Whilst true joy

Remains.

So true dear Scottie sir…The nostalgia of bitter Sweet memories of Yin yang of life as reflected in your poem… The Fleeting scenes of life will soon come to pass while we shall endeavour to gain perfection and completion to transcend the mundane!
The original nature of Spirit is joy. Sadness is an offence against the blissful nature of spirit. We ought to make the effort to move from Misery to Happiness …from Despondency to courage for despair to Hope!
Keep the window of Faith open! Do not give up…Glad to see you forging head with the same spirit,
Always affirm…This moment too shall pass as it is all a Dream.

Unique feature of your poetry is that it always ends on a happy note sir…
Congrats for another poignant portrayal of the stark reality of life; the pangs of your heart and soul.

Greetings and Fond Regards
Neena

 

Munia Khan  on New Poem – Pain passes…

Excellent work filled with amazing metaphorical phrases. This poem gives us hope after the struggles of life. I love the optimism shinning through this piece. Simply amazing, Scott. As ever a real pleasure to read. Thank you very much for creating yet another wonderful poem.

 

Aaron Towle on Recent Writing…

Scott, you should release a free poem every so often on LinkedIn and tag your new connections with a link to your website. This will help increase your traffic… Great writing deserves a great audience my friend, keep up the great work…

 

Aaron Towle on New Poem – Picture 39 Scott Hastie…

A look of determination in this writer. Nice picture my friend!

 

Aaron Towle on New Poem – What is life …

Amen Filza!

 

Aaron Towle on New Poem – What is life…

Beautiful writing and very uplifting message Scott. I’m sorry it took so long for me to comment, it slipped through my radar. You are quite gifted my friend, keep up the great work!

 

Rallentanda on New Poem – Pain passes…

We have all been presented with joyful moments in our lives….all gifts to be treasured and remembered and as poets we share them so other can enjoy them too. Lovely lovely poem.

 

Rosemary Nissen Wade on New Poem – Pain passes…

Gorgeous nostalgia!

 

Susan on New Poem – Pain passes…

That the world remakes itself—Yes!
That you ran like horses together–double yes!
This is a lovely poem, marred only by that overused, precious, and non-specific word “somehow.” You say exactly how, and say it beautifully.

 

Wendy Bourke on New Poem – Pain passes…

For me, these thoughtful contemplations seemed to pin themselves to the word ‘Remember’ when I arrived at it. Awesome writing in this!

 

Shirley Patterson on New Poem – Pain passes…

Bseautiful words. I love your poem Scott.

 

Rommy on New Poem – Pain passes…

Pain comes in waves, but it is the love we remember that keeps us afloat.

 

Dsnake on New Poem – Pain passes…

Scott, certainly one of my favourites from you.

so wise and so full of joy… Loved the imagery in the poem. 🙂

 

Chrissa on New Poem – Pain passes…

This was beautiful, an elegy that sang.

 

Colleen on New Poem – Pain passes…

I’m glad those moments happened. New moments to come.

 

Magaly Guerrero on New Poem – Pain passes…

And even when pain doesn’t pass–because sometimes it doesn’t–if we dig deep, we might get lucky, and find joy waiting to pulled out of the hole

 

Suyash on New Poem – Pain passes…

‘Curious intimacy’ is an aesthetic and I absolutely love it!

 

Truedessa on New Poem – Pain passes…

I love your poetry and it is a pleasure to read this one again!

 

Gillena on New Poem – Pain passes…

Love the contained joy in this poem Scott.
Happy you dropped by my sunnie Sunday today

Muchlove

 

Sherry Blue Sky on New Poem – Pain passes…

This is so wonderful, Scott…..the holding of the small lovely beauties,and those large glorious memories…….I love “Wild horses forever.” Nice to see you, kiddo.

 

Magical Mystery Teacher on New Poem – Pain passes…

Claiming moments for ourselves, no matter how seemingly insignificant, is one of life’s most important tasks.

 

Mary on New Poem – Pain passes…

It is so wonderful to realize that day always follows the night, that light always follows the dark. In the darkest moments one knows it won’t last forever. And there are those wonderful memories one can keep….to replay again in the darkest of times! Nice seeing your work again, Scott.

 

Thotpurge on New Poem – Pain passes…

That is so hopeful that the joyous memories will remain and the pain will pass… a good message.

 

Sanaa Rivzi on New Poem – Pain passes…

“And with that certainty comes the bittersweet melancholy of another new dawn.”

Yes!❤️ Because our souls have just learned to emerge out of the darkness and into the light. A most stunning write, dear Scott.❤️

 

H A on New Poem – Pain passes…

“The re-making of everything./The coming again of the light.”

With this thought in mind, your words and images speak of this resurgence in a tone which is whimsical and melancholic, despite or perhaps because of the joy that remains. Beautiful writing!

 

Russel Abdul Rahman on New Poem – Pain passes…

Pain passes,

Whilst true joy

Remains.

@ fantastic verse

 

Dee on New Poem – Pain passes…

Scott, I have never read one of your poems that I could not imagine the journey. This time, not only was I sailing in your stream, but your page crept into my senses where your vision came alive. Thank you for another beautiful journey.
Dee

 

Monika on New Poem – Pain passes…

This is a really beautiful poem Keep posting ✌

 

Kerfe on New Poem – Pain passes…

“the world grows modest”–That certainly captures a moment that lingers.

 

Susie Clevenger on New Poem – Pain passes…

So beautiful

 

Vinita Agrawal on New Poem – Pain passes…

Beautiful thoughts in your poetry, Scott! Especially, the line about leaving our best selves in each other…
Your poems are perfect to read in moments of quietude. They help me to connect my inner dots.

 

Shobana Gomes on New Poem – Pain passes…

Felt uplifted reading this poem. When pain passes, it is joyful to live amongst new dawning.

 

Rebecca O’Donnell on New Poem – Pain passes…

Especially poignant now. Your poetry is balm to my spirit.

 

V.J. Knutson on New Poem – Pain passes…

So whimsical – full of joy.

 

Grace on New Poem – Pain passes…

I love those precious moments in time.

 

Beverly Crawford on New Poem – Pain passes…

Oh my, I love this beautifully written poem. I voyeuristically ran across the field like a wild horse! Thanks for the ride.

 

Truedessa on New Poem – Pain passes…

You write with a poetic heart your words lyrical in tone. As long as there is life, there is light lingering for another day.

 

Jade Li on New Poem – Pain passes…

Achingly tender sentiments articulated here.

 

Frank Hubeny on New Poem – Pain passes…

It’s good that the joy remains after the pain passes.

 

Ken Gierke on New Poem – Pain passes…

I like how this touches on both the potential and the achieved.

 

Eric on New Poem – Pain passes…

Fantastic Scott. I love the way it builds. And oh, those intense singular peaks of curious intimacy!!! *swoon* Yeah, exactly that.

Brilliant…

 

Glenn Buttkus on New Poem – Pain passes…

I was spirited along on the pure lyrical beauty of this piece. You had me at the run across the farmer’s field like wild horses. I envy the greeting of each new dawn. Being disabled these days, my mornings are less thrilling; but as I turn off the fan I use for white noise, I do say to the Universe, “a new day”, though often it is followed by a small smirk.

 

Bjorn Brudberg on New Poem – Pain passes…

This poem touched me so much… having spent a few nights with
“lingering odour
From some foraging fox
The night before.”
I needed to remember the moonlit swim.
Tonight I hope to sleep like a log.

 

Dr Jelka Samsom on New Poem – Pain passes…

Yes, dear Scott (ie),

“The re-making of everything,

The coming again of the light.”

All good wishes!!

Jelka

 

Linda Lee Lyberg on New Poem – Pain passes…

Your flow of words from moment to moment and thought to thought is stunning.

 

Bethany Brooks on New Poem – Pain passes…

Scott, Always a delight to read your tremendously insightful and touching work!!

 

Mahnaz Mohafez on New Poem on Simply surrender…

Excellent!

 

Mahnaz Mohafez on New Poem on We pause…

Impressive!

 

Mahnaz Mohafez on New Poem on  Sense how…

Very beautiful!

 

Dominic Windram on New Poem – Pain passes…

Great poem Scott…it has helped put me in a positive frame of mind this fine morning!

 

Asesh Datta on New Poem – Pain passes…

Lovely introspective feelings full with hope, pleasure, simplicity and reality. This is the state of mind we all possess and are expressed so succinctly through your words. Pain is deep and full of emotions. Experience the process. Regards

 

Kim M. Russell on New Poem – Pain passes…

Your poem is so honest, Scott, and I like the way you present life as a series of moments to savour. I especially enjoyed the contrast in the lines:
‘the persistently
Joyful call
Of a lark at daybreak,
Or the lingering odour
From some foraging fox
The night before’
and the question at the end leaves me with thoughts of personal moments to claim for myself.

 

JT Smith on New Poem – Pain passes…

Bravo indeed.

Scott, you have penned an evocative, stirring reflection at a younger, innocent age. We are pensive creatures by habit. Some of us think and re-think how image is transferred on the page. Your canvas is your blueprint. It is etched in colour and memory. Pain passes and how life is translated towards joy. It is of course rare, but I do believe that we are capable of golden wisdom and those ecstatic seasons.

 

Laura Bailey on New Poem – We pause…

Lovely…Thank you Scottie..:))

 

Laura Bailey on New Poem – Pain passes…

Needed that great uplift today !
“Like wild horses forever”…Indeed.
Beautiful.

 

Aria Ligi on New Poem – Pain passes…

Lovely pastoral piece. I especially like the vivid scene here:
Remember that glorious

Moonlit swim?

Or the time, one pungent

And luminous

Late summers afternoon,

We ran so freely

Across the broad slope

Of the farmer’s

Newly harvested field,

Like wild horses forever.

Which evokes such a romantic theme. Well-done.

 

John Rachel on New Poem – Pain passes…

Outstanding!

“And, when savoured
Close to, intensifies
To such singular peaks
Of curious intimacy
That somehow embody
All that matters.”

But how challenging to keep reminding ourselves of this in the deluge of distraction tsunami of nonsense that we are subjected to. Which gives a poem like this a central place in “all that matters.”

 

Lisa C. Miller on New Poem – Pain passes…

Really strong words. It is a pleasure to read you as always.

 

Beverly Golden on New Poem – Pain passes…

A lovely reminder of nature and how the coming of Spring is always a call for renewal and rebirth!

 

Lori Triggs on New Poem – Pain passes…

A great write…

 

Seddigheh Badiei on New Poem – Pain passes…

So delightful

 

Mickey Morgan on New Poem – Pain passes…

“Pain passes,

Whilst true joy

Remains.”

[Zen-ly succinct: pain as impermanence; true joy is permanent, always in the moment and we always have access to its flow, don’t we?]

It’s at times like this,

The world grows modest. [O Hoh! I love the music of these 2 lines]

We claimed those moments

For ourselves, didn’t we?

[personal experience cannot(?) be conveyed, and so is dismissed in the medical hell of the west (my own agenda is sneaking in); yet the sharing of an experience can be a mutually secret bliss]

 

Kapardeli Eftichia on New Poem – Pain passes…

Amazing Scott ……………..The re-making of everything,
The coming again of the light.

 

Mahnaz Mohafez on New Poem – Pain passes…

Dear Scott,

I appreciate your optimism and such spiritual look towards life and whatever it bestows. May your heart be always the home of light and delight.And thank you so much for making the world more beautiful than it often seems.

 

Laura Laveglia on New Artwork – Ovum Sky…

What a beauty!!

 

Laura Laveglia on New Poem – Pain passes…

Dear Scott,
Your first stanza speaks strong truth!!
Yes bad times will pass and flow but peace, joy and happiness will remain within our cells!
Hold tight and never let it go!!
Excellent poem Scott!!

 

Barbara A. Smith on New Poem – Pain passes…

Scott, this is a lovely write and with images that captured the soul of this reader. Opening the eyes to another day, another time to enjoy the greatness of life!

 

Karin Fendick on New Poem – Pain passes…

the coming again of the light —

Yes, this.

 

JZ Murdock on New Poem – Pain passes…

What a truly lovely poem. Nice work, Scott! 🙂 Thank you.

 

Annell Livingston on New Poem – Pain passes…

One of your best!!!

 

Margaret Nash on New Poem – Pain passes…

Beautiful. My favourite yet. Captures so well that ‘bittersweet melancholy of another new dawn’. Melancholy is the perfect word for that sadness we often wake up to that has no obvious source, but that the call of the bird can scare away. And as the day wakes up, the sadness seems to dissipate.

 

Reem on New Poem – Pain passes…

Lovely Scott.

 

Gabriela on New Poem – In a world…

Love your poem. Beautiful.

 

Jane McFadden Stephens on New Poem – In a world…

When life eludes our most precious senses we look to the poet to guide our journey.

 

Russel Abdul Rahman on New Poem – In a world…

“This fitful journey

Of ours

No sideshow,

Albeit part

Of an ingenious conceit.”

This is a fantastic verse. It shakes up our thinking.

 

Passion of love  – In a world…

Hi Scott,
This is a very beautiful poem that captures the essence of life.
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Don MacIver on New Poem – Ultimately…

Scott, you explore the truths in life with such civility, such wisdom and in a wonderfully tender, poignant way; mysteries and complexities of life unveiled in a profound way. Wonderful, Scott!

 

Don MacIver on New Poem – Higher and higher – Two Million already!…

A marvelous testament to the huge following you have, Scott! Congratulations! Your engagement here is obviously vast and well-grounded.

 

Don MacIver on New Poem – New Artwork – Ovum Sky…

Such an engaging visual, Scott. How wonderful that you have this gift for creating these gorgeous images in addition to your mastery of the written word!

 

Don MacIver on New Poem – In a world…

Yes, indeed, Scott! Love your word choices as always! I love the concept of predestination. I hope to experience this once again soon. Warmest regards.

 

Don MacIver on New Poem – Sense how…

Isn’t it marvelous who much can be interpreted with even a few carefully chosen words!

 

Vivek G on New Poem – In a world…

“The code of tomorrow
Already built into
All our yesterdays.”

I find this resonates with my thoughts; that we live life in loops stretched out in time, loving in varying fashions, living it through fads immersive of life alone.

However, while some lives are blessed enough to loop more into love and care, some other not so blessed ones, are entangled into hate and deceit – part of life, but it could be better.

Wish you the best! 🙂

 

Anthony Peter on New Poem – What is this life…

This is an amazing poem. Right choice of words. Congrats buddy.

 

AJ Quotes on New Poem – In a world…

Congratulations for your work! My english is too poor for understand your poems in the fullest way: but I definetly can read them and try to translate: I’m sure it could be a beautiful experience of discovery.

 

Mo Guernon on New Poem – What is life…

I love your voice and the profundity.

 

Mo Guernon on Simply Surrender …

Lovely and sage advice.

 

Beverly Wieber on New Poem – In a world…

I really enjoyed reading this poem Scott.

 

Mary Dahl on New Poem – What is life…

Such moving and exquisite words to articulate the deepest part of ourselves. Thank you, Scott!

 

Brian Sluga on New Poem – What is life…

Your use of words are perfect. I like the flowing way that use of love and image. Makes you feel like you’re somewhere else while you’re reading it. Cheers, Brian

 

R.J. Allen on New Poem – In a world…

I love your poem! I immediately grabbed my wife and pulled her into my office to read it as well.

 

Anna Mur on New Poem – In a world…

Congratulations for your work! I’m not sure I can post a comment, my english is too poor for understand your poems in the better way: but I definetly can read them and try to translate: I’m sure it could be a beautiful experience of discovery.

 

Line Langlois on New Poem – In a world…

Your new poem is full of grace and touches the shiny part that lies in us, our inner-self. No matter how harsh “this’ life can be, it is crucial to remember how to cultivate our self-presence to build harmony with others.

 

Ikenna Okeh on New Poem – In a world…

The description takes the reader out of the sphere of happening, onto an elevated height from where they can see the passing of time and events in a train of words. I like the depth; it charges up the imagination. It is best enjoyed, for me, when read aloud.

 

Terrilynne Moore on Recent Writing…

Lovely, thought provoking work.

 

Melody Norton on Recent Writing…

Thank you, Scott Hastie. I spent some time on your website last night. I couldn’t wait till the weekend. Absolute lovely reads.

 

Mickey Morgan on New Poem – If you listen…

Lovely expression of the very human impulse to desire.

 

Mickey Morgan on New Poem – In a world…

Scottie dear,
If this were prose, it would be comparable to a Jamesian paragraph of one sentence. I love the ride! And, as always, your impeccable verbal-musicality. Sorry to be soooo late: healing takes sooo much perseverance and cultivates patience (with most people; others need a wrathfully compassionate lesson, and they just seem to pop out of me at brilliantly effective times (hilarious). That’s the up side of hanging on by one’s fingernails for a few years. Guess the Universe figured I needed a boot camp before passing on naturally.
You certainly do, from my perspective, live in your words in an impossible world . . . No, that’s too negative. Rather, a gleaming world of fantastic appearances. As if your life were one to hop from cloud to the next…

 

Julie Canfield on New Poem – In a world…

In reply to Julie Canfield.
Great review! Great feelings!
It is poetry that contributes like nothing else.
cooperation of souls, their mutual perception of the world, the addition and enrichment of these mutual perceptions!

 

Maxim Chernikov on New Poem – In a world…

Unfortunately, the reality leaves very rare paths to walk on
in dreams and poetry. I liked your line.:

“The code of tomorrow
Already built into
All our yesterday.”

I would be happy to stay forever in the incomparable
cocoon of poetry.

 

Shobana on New Poem – In a world…

Beautiful. It speaks from the heart!

 

Filza Chaudhrey on New Poem – What is life…

Unconditional love is the flow of energy that binds us all and elevates us when we tap into it and makes us understand the purpose of our existence.

 

Passion of love on New Poem – Sometimes it seems…

A very nice piece…

 

Sam S on New Poem – Writing…

Amazing, dear – Your work is mind blowing

 

 

1 Comment

  1. Sarah Claudine Day

    While poetry is generally designed to connect us with beauty and emotion, Scott’s work goes beyond that in an important way: it gives readers the feeling that the teller himself is as lovely as the content, and elevates us to a sense that we are privileged to see things through his eyes. As his work gains a wider and wider audience, this phenomenon will become more fully recognized, but perhaps never fully explained.

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