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

 

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.
passionate love quotes are available here, the best of passion of love sayings blog. Choose your favourite Quote for your love and show.

 

 

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

 

Erudite Scholar on New Poem – In a world…

Hi Scott,
This is a very beautiful poem that captures the essence of life.

 

Neena Sharma on New Poem – In a world…

My dear Scottie sir…What an enigmatic poesy, so profound! The true depiction of capricious life in a subtle manner.
Our Thoughts and Actions indeed shape our destiny. What is our Present will become our yesterday and the future shall become our Present. As you so articulately put it…

Such sublime mapping,

The code of tomorrow

Already built into

All our yesterdays.

All future Happenings are rooted in our Thoughts. We radiate our high energy , low energy Thoughts in to the Universe. And the people gauge us through the spectacle of our thoughts. After all, each individual is responsible for what he/she dishes out to the external world.
I am sure, God’s incognito plan has a wonderful Future, an untold story to unfold, in the coming years… Besides, The World Drama is preordained and beneficial. So no laments , no complaint …Only seeds of hope, fun and Joy renewed, in the upcoming Year! On this Happy note, a Merry Christmas to you and yours 🙂

With much regard and My Divine Love
Fondly
Neena

 

Banu Bidarkund on New Poem – In a world…

Lovely poem. Inspiring so in the New Year.

 

Merril D. Smith on New Poem – In a world…

Such a lovely poem,love that is or might be or was, and the code of tomorrow built into yesterday.

 

BLACK CAT on New Poem – In a world…

I really enjoyed this piece! What a beautiful articulation of our existence.

 

Rosemary Nissen – Wade on New Poem – In a world…

I like that wise last verse particularly.

 

Nivedita Yohana on New Poem – In a world…

It was such a delight to read your latest poem and it does resonates with my soul. Your choice of words always mesmirises me. Indeed, in the world of uncertainties, we dream hope, crave and believe in the unknown. Despite many promises made and broken, faith thwarted and with volatile nature of many unawakened souls lingering admidst us, we choose to continue this journey of life towards the light. The code of tomorrow is indeed built in all our yesterdays. We are all tasked to decipher this code. Fascinating! Isn’t it?

 

Thot purge on New Poem – In a world…

The code of tomorrow

Already built into

All our yesterdays….

love that!

 

Wendy Bourke on New Poem – In a world…

Love it! A wonderfully rendered, ‘linger-worthy’ piece.

 

D’snake on New Poem – In a world…

Yes, in these uncertain times, we need to stay positive.

 

Robin Kimber on New Poem – In a world…

Love so easy to write about even better to read!

 

John Rachel on New Poem – In a world…

“This fitful journey
Of ours
No sideshow …”

Aah, and yes, there’s the catch for many of us. It’s all sideshow and the main stage is empty.

I love this! Absolutely brilliant . . .

“Such sublime mapping,
The code of tomorrow
Already built into
All our yesterdays.”

 

Mary Kling on New Poem – In a world…

I enjoyed the thoughtful reflectiveness in this poem, Scott. Happy holidays to you!

 

Gillena Cox on New Poem – In a world…

Amazing last verse. That’s creation’s story
Thanks

Muchlove

 

Magaly Guerrero on New Poem – In a world…

Such a wonderful illustration of how our tomorrows are fed by our yesterdays.

 

Vicki on New Poem – In a world…

Nicely done, I enjoyed it. Beautiful lines.

 

Colleen on New Poem – In a world…

So much to ponder and so hopeful. I feel the glimmer of truth.

 

Sherry Marr on New Poem – In a world…

Oh those closing lines are arresting. Nice to see you, Scottie!

 

Magical Mystery Teacher on New Poem – In a world…

There’s something very reassuring about the ending of your poem. It seems to be a reminder that even though many things seems to happen at random, there is a thread of meaning that ties everything together. All the best to you in the new year!

 

Lona Gynt on New Poem – In a world…

There have been a lot of great comments on circles of life and renewal, That is the central one eternal round center to the poem. I want to talk about “conceit” such a sweet little tilt of perspective to label life as a conceit, and so it is, pitted against the vastness of space and the pull of entropy, it would seem to be impossible for life to even exist at all, framing the wonder of it by the sweet use of one little word, well crafted and substantive to boot.

 

Lona Gynt on New Poem – In a world…

I agree, there is a “wheel of life” feel to that idea, I liked that too.

 

Katie Mia Frederickon New Poem – In a world…

“Nights in White Satin”
ColorS Ever
More
iN SHade

 

Hank on New Poem – In a world…

Such sublime mapping,
The code of tomorrow
Already built into
All our yesterdays.

Beautiful close Scott! It is almost acknowledging the successful intervention of having planned ahead!

Hank

 

Rebecca O’Donnell on New Poem – In a world…

As always, your work touches my soul. Beautiful and perfect for the times.

 

Gina on New Poem – In a world…

Time in a capsule, bottled, delivered with tender wisdom, love the truth you tuck between the lines, such an uplifting poem Scott.

 

Sanaa Rivzi on New Poem – In a world…

Oh this is beautiful!❤️ Especially love; “Such sublime mapping, the code of tomorrow already built into all our yesterdays.”❤️

 

Annell Livingston on New Poem – In a world…

If only we could read that code buried in yesterday….yet when it happens, it all seems so clear. Love your poem!

 

Don Carroll on New Poem – In a world…

Sublime mapping really ties the whole piece together as i see it. nicely done and great flow too.

 

Dee on New Poem – In a world…

All I can say is another memorable poem. Is there another book out too?

Love your work, have a blessed Christmas and new year.

Scott says: Thanks for asking Dee – But No, not yet… Since threads pub 2016 I have over 60 new pieces in play, but probably no more than 30 I’d be happy to publish at this stage. And I want to keep the focus more exclusively on spiritual next time round, which rules some out at this point. So we will see…

You have Great Christmas and fulfilling New Year too

 

Christine Irving on New Poem – In a world…

Me too:
Such sublime mapping,

The code of tomorrow

Already built into

All our yesterdays.

A thing to ponder with every choice we make.

 

Truedessa on New Poem – In a world…

I always feel refreshed after reading one of your poems. Let the maps and codes weave the way to brighter days

 

Aria Ligi on New Poem – In a world…

This is succinct and sweet. I particularly love the lines:
So here it is!

And there

It ever was too,

Oh, but we knew it then.

Such sublime mapping,

The code of tomorrow

Already built into

All our yesterdays.

The code of tomorrow speaks to those things that will be and alludes to the notion that what we are going to do has a kind of destiny to it, but then as he says it is built on ‘our yesterdays’ Well done and beautiful.

 

Rommy on New Poem – In a world…

The little moments lay the foundation for what is to come, in both love and life.

 

Jane Dougherty on New Poem – In a world…

Nice one, Scott—especially the last phrase.

 

Kim M. Russell on New Poem – In a world…

A generous poem, Scott, dedicated to ‘lovers / Still to set forth, / Or imagining / They’ve yet to arrive’. I like the thought of being drawn tenderly towards the light, chances and joyous release. Best wishes for a merry Christmas and joyous release in the code of 2019!

 

Kislaya on New Poem – In a world…

The last stanza is very captivating and deep –
‘Such sublime mapping,
The code of tomorrow
Already built into
All our yesterdays’
An understanding of the past can unfold the complexity of today and tomorrow 🙂

 

V.J. Knutson on New Poem – In a world…

This brought to mind my daughter, who after much pain is venturing into the possibility of love again. Well written.

 

Astrid on New Poem – In a world…

I love the truth in the last stanza.

 

Grace on New Poem – In a world…

That light is much needed and we can all be seeds to each other.

Happy holidays Scott and wishing you all the best in 2019!!

 

Frank Hubeny on New Poem – In a world…

I like the idea of being tenderly drawn to the light.

 

Brendan on New Poem – In a world…

Such confidence and grace here. Like a voice whispering in one’s ear “everything will be OK.” We so need to hear it, know that … Best of the season back atcha.

 

Rob Kistner on New Poem – In a world…

Same as it ever was, same as it ever was… like the curvular nature of this piece, and the substantiations of a tomorrow, excellent write Scott…

 

Glenn Buttkus on New Poem – In a world…

Hey Scott, here I am, deep in the queue, but happy to read your words, and heed your message. Your last stanza is killer. Without love, we are are reduced to automatons, or worse, Republican lemmings.

 

Xenia Tran on New Poem – In a world…

A beautiful write Scott, wishing you a warm Christmas and a very happy 2019!

 

Bjorn Rudberg on New Poem – In a world…

Loved the revisit to this poem… on the second read I particularly loved the last stanza… how the future is there in the yesterdays… the love that builds and grows.

 

Rev. Rob P. Mitchell on New Poem – In a world…

“No sideshow,

Albeit part

Of an ingenious conceit

That draws us tenderly

Towards the light,”

The word “conceit” popped off the page at me, making me think of Donald Trump, our misbegotten President, a very sick man who is slowly pulling our country into his own sick abyss… (Thank Heaven for Robert Mueller and his team of very bright lawyers!)
You probably used the word in my trusty 1949 Webster’s Dictionary’s first meaning: “A concept or thought.” We Americans (or at least I) tend to think of the word in terms of “An overweening idea of oneself.” I had to look it up because I was not aware of the 1st meaning! It may very well not be in modern American lexicons! Thank you once again for teaching me something of which I was unaware, my friend! All the best! — Bob

 

Wolfsrose on New Poem – In a world…

Life changing. Glad there is One who controls all. Merry Christmas.

 

Mahnaz Mohafez on Quote – Everyday can be extraordinary…

Excellent

 

Mahnaz Mohafez on Higher and Higher – Two million already…

Spectacular!

 

Mahnaz Mohafez New Artwork  – Ovum Sky…

I  really like this painting.

 

Mahnaz Mohafez on New Poem – In a world…

This is a journey to the light, understanding and life. Thoroughly meaningful and such a lovely poem , dear Scott! Thank you!

 

Munia Khan on New Poem – In a world…

As ever a work of glory filled with positive vibes and wisdom. Excellent piece, Scott. The code of tomorrow, I feel, is indeed inscribed upon your great dedication to the literary world. Have a blessed tomorrow with more success and happiness. Thank you for yet another finest piece of poetry! A real gift to us all. THANK YOU!

 

JT Smith on New Poem – In a world…

There seems to be a juxtaposition of what love offers and how to attain it. there are no algorithms for the state of universal bliss. it is based on the physical form & transcends into the spiritual world. it is always refreshing to read something so simple yet deepened by personal experience. you inspire us Scott. we are grateful for your creative output. continue to grace us with your wisdom. it really creates harmony and order.

 

Sunaina Sindhwan on New Poem – In a world…

Awesome

 

Laura Bailey on New Poem – In a world…

Beautifully said…What we need in this crazy old mixed-up world of ours !
Thank you Scott !

 

JZ Murdock on New Poem – In a world…

A gentle poem reminding us of the life we all live and the promise we hold for more, lightly resting always on the tips of our thoughts.
Cheers!
JZ

 

Richard Jones on New Poem – In a world…

Thanks… We all need a bit more love in the world. Christmas
is coming; and it’s peak for emotional stuff. Hope yours is a good
one.

 

Sarah Russell on New Poem – In a world…

Enjoyed this last poem of 2018! Happy holidays to you and yours.

 

Jeremy Meakin on New Poem – In a world…

Scott , that is excellent and I have to admit it makes sense. Perhaps you were thinking about me!

 

Sayed Rohani on New Poem – In a world…

I enjoyed your poem: A caravan of life in the hands of time.

 

Bjorn Rudberg on New Poem – In a world…

Very nice and rightly timed.

 

Brian Wakeman on New Poem – In a world…

I very much liked your lines:

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

I have recently been amazed how much contemporary blood tests can reveal about possible futures too.

A joyful Christmas,

Brian

 

Mary Garner on New Poem – In a world…

Very insightful and tender.

 

Myrna on New Poem – In a world…

Lovely poem. Your words mean a lot to me, since my journey is reaching it’s autumn. Our past does in some ways predict our future. You express this so nicely.

 

Bonnie Roberts on New Poem – In a world…

This is a wonderful poem, Scott! I read it with a sense of strong “relatedness” when it comes to my own life. You are such a fine poet, one of my favorites! That last stanza is “sublime mapping.” All best to you, poet friend!

 

Julie Canfield on New Poem – In a world…

What a lovely image you [paint. I don’t always understand the complexity of poetry but if I am right this one talks of love. I wish I could believe love exists for everyone. This poem wants me to but I have trust issues which will not allow me to think someone can care deeply for a person whom their own parents never could love. AGAIN IT IS ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL PIECE and I am happy you have shared it. Your work always makes me think and reflect. I hope to one day use a bit of your work in one of my books.
This is suppose to be the season of giving and sharing so if you wouldn’t mind, may I share your work on my websites, please?
I may never have beauty in my world but it doesn’t mean I can’t share the beauty others have in theirs

 

Lisa C. Miller on New Poem – In a world…

I like the last paragraph. Nice wording.

 

Lori Triggs on New Poem – In a world…

Great writing Scott

 

Drew Clausen on New Poem – In a world…

Nice… Very good. I liked it.

 

Vishakha on New Poem – What is this life…

Loved the poem!

 

Dr Khalid Rahman on New Poem – What is this life…

You are an awesome personality. We are lucky to benefit from your knowledge and wisdom.

 

Abigail George on New Poem – What is this life…

I love all the divine images of this poem especially “In this thin bright air”, “see how boundless love/brings time to its knees/a gift beyond compare.” Thank you for the poignant rhythm in this poem which I really enjoyed, the imagery and bold metaphors. This poem is deserving of quite a few reads. I went back to it a few times. I love how the poem is driven not just by thought, and speech but also nature, and divinity.

 

Rammis Khan on Reviews…

Hey, it’s Rammis here… I enjoyed reading your articles – there’s a very nice collection on your blog.

 

Jeanette Joy Fisher on New Poem – What is this life…

Simply Divine! Love in action creates joy.

 

Bjorn on Quote – Everyday can be extraordinary…

What a beautiful affirmation… love the image.

 

Mary on Quote – Everyday can be extraordinary…

So true, Scott. Every day CAN be extraordinary if we really look carefully and see the uniqueness in abundance right before our eyes.

 

Paul Bowles on New Poem – What is this life…

We all have thoughts about life and time passing but somehow Scott you always manage to slip inside the seed of thought….bringing time to it’s knees.

 

Vineetha Sara Kuruvilla on New Poem – Recent Writing…

“Thus are we ushered

Gently into this world

And then challenged

To find

Our way home again

With our hearts open,

To where heaven knows

There are pearls awaiting.”

— beautiful lines Scott.

 

Yeshi Gemaneh on New Poem – If you listen…

Listening is a mind set up or keenness on focusing to a certain action. Not listeningcould be lack of concentration; or destruction of thoughts because of differentreasons. Correlation of mind and thoughts, plus interest helping to listening and to focus attentively. I remember, as a child we used to go to neighbors or friends with a piece of message; and our parents warn us in advance: To listen to the message carefully so that we should not forget it. Listening is requiring attention and habit as well. Yes, listening to one another positively is important.

 

Luckman Clark on New Poem – What is this life…

Another home run, Scott

 

Barbara Silberg on New Poem – What is this life…

I like this , but I’d change the breaks at the top so you don’t sound so breathless.

 

Nidhi Maheshwari on Recent Writing…

The poems are full of emotions… I’m feeling very lucky to have you as a connection…

 

Helen on New Poem – What is this life…

I think that the enjambment in this piece is perfect, and mirrors the constant flow of travelling through life. A tremendous ode to life.

 

Nenad on Quote – As for energies…

If your mind is filled with thoughts about past and future, your energy isn’t anchored in the present moment and you’re stopping your wish being made manifest because you are mentally resisting and struggling against its fulfilment. Never settle for less, don’t ever think it’s too late, and never, ever, ever compromise a dream. Real world problems are all around us from financial issues to poverty to famine and much more. Often, we look at a problem and think to ourselves that it’s too big for us to solve or there’s nothing that can be done about it anyway. The Law Of Attraction The number one reason most people get stuck while manifesting is they don’t know every vital step to manifest and co-create with the universe.

 

Marilyn Dalle Valle on New Poem – What is this life…

This poem is beautiful.

 

Ashan on New Poem – What is this life…

Beautiful…

 

Ronnee Henson on New Poem – What is this life…

Thank you for your fantastic work!!!
I’ve been out of the loop for such a long time, with illness. Want to get back to work, and get at least reasonably well again.
So very nice to hear from old friends!!!

 

Ramya on New Poem – What is this life…

Nice post. Thank you

 

Barbara Silberg on New Poem – What is this life…

Like your line breaks and that you don’t end rhyme. Not into spiritual poetry as this is, but some like it.

 

Mehrnoosh on New Poem – What is this life…

Simple and powerful… that’s the real road…

 

Ositadimma Amakeze on New Poem – What is this life…

I love this. I did a little of Greek while I was in School. What a civilization: the culture and philosophy got best part of me. Thank you Scott for you inspiring this breathtaking translation.

 

Ositadimma Amakeze on New Poem – What is this life…

No better way to say this. Scott is a total gift to Mother
Earth.

 

Soniya Gupta on New Poem – What is this life…

Your poem was very good

 

Arnie Adkins on New Poem – What is this life…

Writing is my passion. Nice poem.

 

Satish Kumar Shukla on New Poem – What is this life……

Boundless love brings time to its knees…
Graphic your phrase, rich your imagination, a peal of joy to the reader’s ear…
Good! So good!

 

Hank on New Poem – What is this life…

Journey through life wonderfully described Scott! There are all the permutations in all directions of what life can be expected and experienced!

Hank

 

Lona Gynt on New Poem – What is this life…

Most of what you you write could be contradicted by the weight and pull of long and dreadful days, but it is the love that makes it all true. Time doesn’t give a flip whether it is brought to its knees or not, but love does care, and you are right to center there. I think this may be what Alyosha Karamazov might have written if his circumstances did not require the kindness of silence. Well done.

 

Kathy Reed on New Poem – What is this life…

This is the ideal, but not an easy challenge for many. You speak eloquently of the simple things in life, how to reverse our more somber moods, lovely.

 

Sheldon on New Poem – What is this life…

Thank you. I liked the ending.

 

Dwight L. Roth on New Poem – What is this life…

Ah, life at its best when one is loved. You last lines say it all!

 

Sumana Roy on New Poem – What is this life…

I love the calming touch every word has on the reader. So insightful and profound.

 

Alicia Grimshaw on New Poem – What is this life…

I especially like the first stanza of your poem. To walk weightless sounds like freedom. Life is indeed precious. Thank you for sharing this.

 

Mish on New Poem – What is this life…

Thought-provoking as usual, Scott. This is what struck me hard…”Openly and lightly/ Like children” I believe we need to look at life through children’s eyes to appreciate it again and to welcome the next phase. Loved your poem.

 

Dorianna Ric on New Poem – What is this life…

Nice poem expressing joy and love and anticipation

 

Beverly Crawford on New Poem – What is this life…

This is a gem I will want to return to time after time. Beautifully encapsulating a life well lived! Bravo

 

VJ Knutson on New Poem – What is this life…

Your words flow with the suggestion of simplicity, and yet I am caught at the line: “ushered gently into this world” for having given birth to three, and witnessed two other birthings, I cannot find the gentleness. “Challenged to find our way home again, with open hearts” – yes, there is challenge here. There is a serenity in the poem that brushes up against something in me despite it’s inherent beauty.

 

kanzensakura on New Poem – What is this life…

Even better the second time around!

 

Frank Hubeny on New Poem – What is this life…

Nice ending with love bringing time to its knees and these lines: “When, just once in a while,

Those who could never sing

Suddenly can!”

 

Linda Lee Lyberg on New Poem – What is this life…

This is stunning. Light, bright, filled with hope.

 

Glenn Buttkus on New Poem – What is this life…

Superb, brother, your gentle loving stroll rife with metaphysics and white light, peering beyond the veil. I take exception to the notion that birth is a gentle passage; pretty traumatic actually. Being disabled these days I am buoyed up by my poetry and photography. I love your point that we should acknowledge that /it is stunning to be alive/.

 

Claudia on New Poem – What is this life…

Nice…. Esp. the part with finding the way home with open hearts resonated with me… also the close – boundless love bringing time to its knees.
nice to see you again – and hey – my hair are already getting longer again. smiles

 

Dr Jelka Sansom on New Poem – What is this life…

Dear Scott,

May I quote Laura (Bailey): “So happy am I to wander around in your wonderful world !” I a have a daydream: you and all of us “children”, i.e. your followers and friends, meeting up on a glorious day such as this! Thank you for making me dream!

 

Colleen on New Poem – What is this life…

I feel so reassured and uplifted. I just went to a wedding and it occurs to me that this would be lovely read at a wedding.

 

Nivedita Yohana on New Poem – What is this life…

I read your new poem with delight and sense of wonderment and awe. The poem is written with such ingenious perception. The words that really touched the strings of my heart are

Thus are we ushered
Gently into this world
And then challenged
To find
Our way home again
With our hearts open,
To where heaven knows
There are pearls awaiting

 

Magaly Guerrero on New Poem –

What is this life…A chant to life and living during a time when is truly needed… by all. Lovely.

 

Rall on New Poem – What is this life…

“Simple joys
Easily found
That resonate
Beyond all measure”

They do indeed.

 

Vicki on New Poem – What is this life…

Lovely poem on life.

 

Paul Bowles on New Poem – What is this life…

Always great to read your new poem and once again you have hit a spot that recasts an old question of What is life into a new light, as you say lightness. It is a theme that I like and try to wear and hope that it works out that way. But lightness these days is hard, with an old body that is pretty damn stiff most of the time. My grandchildren have that lightness for sure, and I try to syphon some energy from them.

 

Linda Davis on New Poem – What is this life…

Scott, I am so grateful that I waited til this moment to read your poem. After a block I have been back at my art and joyous. I was truly able to read your words. Wow Scottie! As I read I saw huge blossoms slowly open before me — and then to be touched by pearls — the vision lingered. Toss in the sense of unsung singers followed by a love that draws one to their knees. Such sensory perception — elegant job. Bravo!!!!

 

Heidi Klein on New Poem – What is this life…

Beautiful poem, Scott.

 

Wendy Bourke on New Poem – What is this life…

Uplifting … life affirming. In such times as these, it is important to express ‘good truths’ – and you have done this so wonderfully well, here.

 

Rommy on New Poem – What is this life…

To find that weightless way of being again that was so natural to us when we were children – yes, there is so much joy in that.

 

ZQ on New Poem – What is this life…

Well argued!

 

Sherry on New Poem – What is this life…

This is the secret to a happy life – walking lightly, in wonder at being alive. Beautiful, Scott.

 

Sanaa Rivzi on New Poem – What is this life…

Beautifully wise and profound write

 

Kanzen Sakura on New Poem – What is this life…

“See how boundless love brings time to its knees” I like this thought immensely. time stops, drags its feet, flies, stands still…but I like this much better. An optimistic and hopeful poem.

 

Beverly Crawford on New Poem – What is this life…

May we all experience (and give) the boundless love that brings time to its knees.

 

Ayala on New Poem – What is this life…

The love of life is felt here. We have one to live and yet so many do take it for granted.

 

Gillena on New Poem – What is this life…

“What is this life?”
The right question may be what is needed in our understanding of existence and worth, Scott

much love…

 

Rebecca O’Donnell on New Poem – What is this life…

How I love your poems, Word Artist. This one truly soothed me in this crazy chapter of my Life. Thank you.

 

Truedessa on New Poem – What is this life…

Scott your poetry is soothing to the soul. You words are a balm to heal and restore. Thank you for being light.

 

Brendan on New Poem – What is this life…

Sounds like the way of the teacher–it awakens in us something we didn’t know we had … So glad you brought this to view.

 

H A on New Poem – What is this life…

Ah, this lovely verse, brimming with positivity and joy that is so difficult to find elsewhere, is heartwarming. I loved this bit: “The more generously/We shine, /The more we will/Blossom and prosper”.

 

Magical Mystery Teacher on New Poem – What is this life…

Pausing to marvel along the way is my greatest delight. Glad to see that marveling appears in your poem!

 

Mary on New Poem – What is this life…

Yes, love brings time to its knees. There is nothing like the simple joys, the open heart, the love of family and friends. Your poem leaves me feeling good, Scott.

 

Jae Rose on New Poem – What is this life…

Beautiful writing and thoughts

 

Kim M. Russell on New Poem – What is this life…

The title/rhetorical question of the first line and the direct address draw me into your poem and then you take me on a philosophical walk. The phrases ‘Weightless / In this thin bright air’ and ‘Openly and lightly / Like children’ give it an airy feeling while, at the same time, I’m grounded by those simple joys and the thoughts of home.

 

Munia Khan on New Poem – What is this life…

Excellent work as ever dear Scott. In today’s world filled with suffocated reality people need to inhale fresh air of amazing poetry like this. You are a real inspirational blessing to us all. Thank you so very much for presenting us this grand poem!

 

Neena Sharma on New Poem – What is this life…

So insightful So profound…Congrats Scottie sir on your new Marvel! Yes indeed, Life is amazing, if we have a daily Tete a Tete with the higher self and feel light by transferring our day today burdens or problems, loads of work, on to the almighty and suddenly like a gush of wind, you feel flying high above your mountain like problems, just like an Angel flying high, Light in mind and body , radiating Light and Might to the Globe down. And in your own words as you put it…
It is an amazing feeling, out of the world; So ethereal empyreal!

Along with the chance,

Day by gleaming day,

To come to realise

The more generously

We shine,

The more we will

Blossom and prosper

Along a path

Where how stunning

It is to still be alive

When, just once in a while,

Those who could never sing

Suddenly can

Thanks a lot for including me in this…
Much Regard
With all my Divine Love
Neena

 

Don MacIver on New Poem – If you listen…

I have never read anyone to ‘speak’ in such gently muted tones yet fill this space with such grace and beauty, marking life’s journey with remarkable undertones of promise and vision. Scott, you have touched our lives in so many significant ways, all deeply personal, so selfless in giving. Whenever I crave renewed balance I am here. Marvelous.

 

Don MacIver on New Image – a wild pheasant visits the garden…

Such a gorgeous bird of grace and beauty.

 

Don MacIver on New Poem – What is this life…

How deeply you inspire my friend! This is wonderfully uplifting, healing; truly a celebration of life. When I read you, dear Scott, my heart softens, its tremulous beat less erratic, my mind awakened to all those things that truly matter in life. The world desperately needs this right now; the world does indeed need you! We need to love life again for what it was, as it is now, and truly what it could be again for all days to come. Please never tire of spreading the light for it shines a glorious ray of contentment upon our heart and soul.

 

Abu Siddick on New Poem – What is this life…

Loved it reading this, Sir. Much to enjoy here too.

 

Bob Mitchell on New Poem – What is this life…

As a pastor let me say, this poem blossoms with biblical insight.
Beautiful, touching, a place we all long to inhabit.
Thank, Scott, another touching and well fashioned work.

 

Yeshi Gemaneh on New Poem – What is this life…“What is Life”

Challenging question. Who would exactly knows the answer? A poet has numerated some, still that does not answer all. Regardless, I enjoyed it, and good flow.

 

Don MacIver on New Poem – What is this life…

There is an indelible charm in your photographic moments savoring a life of exploration and discovery, Scott. This passion transcends through your poetry which seems to live and breathe a life all its own. Wondrous your mind is!

 

Satish Kumar Shukla on New Poem – What is this life……

Boundless love brings time to its knees…
Graphic your phrase, rich your imagination, a peal of joy to the reader ear…
Good! So good!

 

Vivian Hadleigh on New Poem – What is this life…

Lovely, Scott, and just what I was thinking about this very day.

 

Lawrence Cheong on  New Poem – What is this life…

Inspirational! such gentle words. 🙂

 

Sapphire Eagle on New Poem – What is this life…

It runs with the bright flow of a lyrical song, half spoken sung, add a simply 3 strung cigar box (guitar) and one can imagine a beautiful sunset, a stream and sitting on a rock in a soft meadow… As opposed to the harsh world where we are often between a rock and a hard place.

 

Robin Kimber on New Poem – What is this life…

Calming beautiful words that relaxes the reader, making them content that all will be well. Beautiful.

 

Rose  on New Poem – What is this life…

I found this poem very touching. Thank you for sharing it.

 

Sunaina Sindhwani on New Poem – What is this life…

This is indeed a very good poem about life. Do keep writing as it motivates and illuminates me and others too.

 

Dominic Windram on New Poem – What is this life…

Love this poem!

 

Bethany Bull on New Poem – What is this life…

A very gentle prose about love, life and time. I felt like a bubbling brook, tip toe-ing happily along life’s wonderful journey…

 

Mahnaz on New Image – A wild pheasant visits the garden…

Awesome!

 

Mahnaz on New Poem – What is this life…

What a gift it is: To live just to share love with those whose presence makes us happy.Blessings forever, dear Scott!

 

Saideh Pakravan on New Poem – What is this life…

Lovely poem, thanks for sharing.

 

John Rachel on New Poem – What is this life…

“See how boundless love

Brings time to its knees.

A gift beyond compare.”

What a splendid ending to such masterful poetry.
You have delivered a masterpiece! I savored every line.

 

Laura Bailey on New 

Wow !! Such eye-popping colors !! Wonderful !!

 

Laura Bailey on New Poem – What is this life…

So happy am I to wander around in your wonderful world !
Thank you Scottie for sharing the happiness !

 

Lisa C.Miller on New Poem – What is this life…

A beautiful piece.

 

JT Smith on New Poem – What is this life…

Once again, the consciousness of Life’s rewards are bestowed on you. The last stanza includes how Time can bent by a boundless love. it’s very true. All of these details lead into a higher sense of wisdom. It’s these gentle reflections which open more than hearts and minds. The readers follow you on a different type of soul journey. My only regret is that I wish there were more words to express this rekindled beauty. I realise that brevity is a gift. I learn from you as my mentor and friend about the economy of wordage. You don’t have to fill an entire page with overcrowded metaphors.

Anyhow, thanks Scott. we push ourselves into the threshold of our human connection. Thank goodness for that too.

Always,

Jt

 

Aria Ligi on New Poem – What is this life…

Love this, especially the last verse:

“Best to know

All those

Who similarly bless you

In faith

Helped make it so.

See how boundless love

Brings time to its knees.

A gift beyond compare.”

Simple and elegant at the same time. Bravo!

 

Jon Stronstad on New Poem – What is this life…

Your poetry, it’s beautiful and honest.

 

Kapardeli Eftichia on New Poem – What is this life…

Hello dear Scott I translate your poem in Greek language Congratulations LIFE IS VALUE

Τι είναι αυτή η ζωή;
αν δεν είναι
σαν να περπατάς
άβίαστα
σε αυτό το λεπτό φωτεινό αέρα

Ανοιχτά και ελαφρά
Όπως τα παιδιά
Ξέρεις…

Απλές χαρές,
που εύκολα βρισκεις
Αυτό αντηχεί
Πέρα από όλα
Έτσι έχουμε αρχίσει
Ήπια σε αυτόν τον κόσμο
Και τότε αμφισβητήθηκε
Να βρούμε
τον δρόμο μας στο σπίτι ξανά
Με τις καρδιές μας ανοιχτές,
Εκεί όπου ο ουρανός ξέρει
Υπάρχουν μαργαριτάρια που περιμένουν.

Με την ευκαιρία,
μια αστραφτερή ημέρα,
Για να συνειδητοποιήσουμε
πόσο γενναιόδωρα
εμεις λάμπουμε,
Όσο περισσότερο θέλουμε
να ανθήσουμε και να ευημερήσουμε
Κατά μήκος ενός μονοπατιού
που πόσο εκπληκτικό ειναι
να είσαι ακόμα ζωντανός
Όταν, μόνο μία φορά σε μια στιγμή,
Όσοι δεν μπορούσαν ποτέ να τραγουδήσουν
Ξαφνικά μπορεί!

Και καθώς σταματάτε
Για να θαυμασετε
και να μαθετε καλύτερα
ολα αυτα
Ποιος επίσης σας ευλογεί
Με την πίστη
Βοήθησε να γινει αυτο
Δείτε πόσο απεριόριστη αγάπη
φέρνει ο χρόνος στην ζωή σου
Ένα δώρο που δεν συγκρίνεται

Scott says: Thank you so much dear Kapardeli – I am honoured by both the time and care you have invested in your immediate response of translation into the language of a nation that has as its heritage arguably the greatest civilisation the world has ever known.

 

Bjorn Rudberg on New Poem – What is this life…

Scott, what a joyful ode to life… I really love how it brings time to its knees, a great way to express it.

 

Lori Triggs on New Poem – What is this life…

A great write.

 

Dee on New Poem – What is this life…

The timing of this poem is perfect. You amaze me with your insight. Another beautiful piece.

 

Seaside author on New Poem –If you listen…

Great message…still reading.

 

Lynette Barnard on New Poem –If you listen…

Inspiring poem. Well done.

 

Zvezdana Rashkovich on New Poem –If you listen…

Really enjoyed your tender poem. Loved the “musicality” the “sound” of each line.
Thank you for sharing this – Keep in touch

 

Tina Yeager on New Poem – If you listen…

Your art respects the vast significance of the soul, a truth aligned with my message. May the truth and blessings of your art continue to dawn with ever-growing warmth and radiance for and through you.

 

Anahit Arustamyan on New Poem – If you listen…

Very beautiful site. Thank you for sharing.

 

Tomi Adegbayibi on New Poem – If you listen…

Have had a read through some of your works and still have some more to get through, but so far very enjoyable reads. It’s always a pleasure to connect with creative minds.

 

Mitchell R. Mcinnis on New Poem – If you listen…

Your poems offer something that has become too rare in poetry – the earnest urge to feel and converse, and to share experiences in common. It conveys a passion and accomplishment with language while both attending and departing from tradition. Atop all of that, you are an engaging and convivial ambassador of poetry.

 

Taylor Davis on New Poem – If you listen…

Lovely piece of work, I particularly enjoyed the personification of the “tender young tree”. It’s clear that you have a truly poetic voice, I’m intrigued!

 

Akasha Wolfhaven on New Poem – If you listen…

Wow! This is very amazing. It’s as if we both shared the same thoughts and feelings about things. I love your freeverse and rhythm style. Awesome stuff.

 

Joylynn Ross on New Poem – If you listen…

Scott, you truly are the definition of a literary artist. I wish you continued success.

 

Avik Das on New Poem – If you listen…

I just read this poem, it is incredible.

 

Okechukwu Okugo on New Artwork  – Desire…

I am always amazed at your terrific creativity!
You have a double-honor: a poet and a fine artist!

 

Okechukwu Okugo on New Poem – If you listen…

I am always amazed at your terrific creativity!
You have a double-honor: a poet and a fine artist!

 

Sasha Ognenovski on New Poem – If you listen…

I love the kind of reflection of your poem. The profounding essence of the immortal truth exressing through the simple but firm verse makes me to initiate my previous thought of the immortslity. Thank you for your inspirative poetry. Looking forward to read more of your poems.

 

Neena Sharma on New Poem – If you listen…

So Beautiful profound and such an insightful poesy . The sublime verse “There is a constant purr in your soul…akin to a mother nudging her fledglings forward into the light.” bowled me Scottie sir…We need to tend our prattling mind fondling it like a baby, as a mother tends to her munchkins, fostering them lovingly.

Yes I do listen to the pangs of my conscience…The silent Soul Music …the purr of my soul as though saying, HAVE FAITH AND SMILE! Sadness is an offence against the blissful nature of Spirit. By being Happy, we the Children of the almighty do please Him.
As always, this poem too ends on a positive, happy note.Yet the first two verses hold your attention, portraying deep and unfathomable crux of life , depicting the veritable Truth that the nature of Soul is Peace and Love. The inherent attributes of Soul are Peace, Love, Purity, Power, Divine Wisdom or Knowledge ; Happiness and Bliss.
Let us witness the World Drama as a detached observer, remaining untarnished by the alloys of vices( Lust Anger Greed Attachment and Ego), accompanying the Soul…in order to regain the pristine pure qualities of the Soul.
Indeed, we all are Spiritual beings on a human journey, evolving spiritually; delving and diving within to understand ourselves better as eternal imperishable, immortal Souls; on an eternal never ending journey.

Loved reading every line of your unique creative marvel…So authentic and True. Congrats dear poet Friend!
Much regard
Neena

 

Jimmy Shen on New Poem – If you listen…

Your writing and website super poetic and inspiring, Bravo. I would totally like to recommend to my friends, and have done…

 

Doug Maples on New Poem – Striking…

Yes, and reaches into the soul. A lot of talent to do that. I love your pace and soothing words. Makes people think a little bit in such a busy world.

 

Doug Maples on New Poem – If you listen…

Very peaceful and deep at the same time. The use of short lines is a relief to a lot of poetry with lengthy descriptions that you proved could be conveyed in just minimal words. From your American friend in Mississippi, I really appreciate this. I will go on reading more of your poetry.

 

Nivedita Yohana on New Poem – If you listen…

Thank you so much for your endearing words. Your words never cease to brighten my soul.

 

John Lysaght on New Poem – If you listen…

I enjoyed reading your newest poem. My thought was to the beat of self-actualization in all of us that needs
nurturing, luck, and guidance.

 

Linda Davis on New Poem – If you listen…

Thank you Scott — very interesting. I should mention that I will come back and read it again — you are very focused.

 

Collen Redman on New Poem – If you listen…

I thought it was the hum of the universe, but now you’ve got me thinking.

 

Jen Persichetti on New Poem – If you listen…

Scott, this is very good…inspiring!

 

Don MacIver, RPA, Editor, Writer, Poet, Author on New Poem – If you listen…

Oh, Scott; I think I have found my new favourite of your many written works. This leaves me short on words as so many of your poems do. Artistry is so beautifully defined in your words and the closing stanza…oh, oh, oh!

 

Don MacIver, RPA, Editor, Writer, Poet, Author on New Artwork – ‘Desire’

That colour and texture of which you speak is so wonderfully represented here, Scott. Your gift shines.

 

Admin on New Poem – If you listen…

In reply to Dr. Jelka Samsom.
Scott says:
Terrific Jelka, thanks for that detail which only helps to reinforce the true meaning of the piece for readers.

 

Dr. Jelka Sansom on New Poem – If you listen…

As a fervent cat lover, I love the “purr” metaphor you use, Scott! There is more to the word, however, and that is why I feel it is so well chosen. Cats do not merely purr when they feel contented; purring is moreover used by cats as a means of communication and potential self healing.

We, humans, can also use this “purr” in our souls as a way of healing ourselves from “insignificance” and of communicating with “light”.

You gently keep reminding us to listen to this beautiful inner voice and we need it. Well, I do, for sure. Thank you!

 

Munia Khan on New Poem – If you listen…

You have such an amazing way with words dear Scott. Always your excellent poetry inspires me. And this one is yet another soulful piece of a perfect blessing! Oh, yes, I surely can listen…through this beautiful work I certainly can feel the purity of life’s real wonders. Thank you very much for this fine creation.

 

Cressida on New Poem – If you listen…

The ability to be able to listen and feel the presence of the Divine in us, guiding us, is indeed a gift. Lovely !

 

Thotpurge on New Poem – If you listen…

Being nudged gently into significance is one of our better truths.

 

Kaykuala on New Poem – If you listen…

Like the soft sigh
Of a tender young tree
In the slightest
Of summer breezes.

If only feedback can be easily seen then rivalries and conflicts might be reduced or even thwarted saving disaster in time!

 

Magical Mystery Teacher on New Poem – If you listen…

Listening carefully is an art. Few master it. Those who do are richly rewarded. I hear the purring.

 

Ayala on New Poem – If you listen…

Lovely imagery!

 

Rommy on New Poem – If you listen…

That is really lovely imagery book-ending the heart of this poetic piece.

 

Donna on New Poem – If you listen…

Yes we should always be listening to the purr of our souls…..it speaks truth and shows us the way to the light… Beautiful imagery. I think as poets we are tuned to our souls more often than not.

 

Annell Livingston on New Poem – If you listen…

It is the essence of which you speak…love each word!!

 

Magaly Guerrero on New Poem – If you listen…

“Just waiting to be noticed…”

The things we would see, if we were good enough to ourselves to let our eyes leave the enclosure of our own skulls.

 

Suyash on New Poem – If you listen…

I’ve heard that purr. Sometimes it get lost in all the clutter, but I know it’s there. Lovely write!

 

Gillena Cox on New Poem – If you listen…

“Forever nudging
Her fledglings forward” a nice way to image inspiration, if thought we might not be conscious of it sometimes

much love…

 

Chrissa on New Poem – If you listen…

Beautiful and comforting–I like the idea of something encouraging rumbling underneath the louder/easier to hear negativity (maybe that’s just me). Thanks for this image.

 

Sherry Marr on New Poem – If you listen…

Wonderful to read you, Scottie. This poem is lovely to read. I caught my breath especially at the closing stanza.

 

Mary Kling on New Poem – If you listen…

Ah,I like the idea of a constant purr in one’s soul. It is comforting, really.

 

Vivian Zems on New Poem – If you listen…

Ah! That purr…… I recognise it. When I don’t listen it roars. You’ve touched on something we all feel. It’s what keeps me going-the constant nudging. Bravo!

 

Rosemary Nissen Wade on New Poem – If you listen…

Love how the poem leads us on, delightfully, to the conclusion

 

Vandana on New Poem – If you listen…

What a beautiful comparison with tender trees and summer breeze.

 

Charley on New Poem – If you listen…

I love your end words! Well thought out and formatted. A nice encouragement that says, “You can be human… in the best sense… if you’d just pay attention to the image you carry within you.” And the image that others carry within them as well.

 

Maria Miraglia on New Poem – If you listen…

Very nice indeed…

 

Therese Young Kim on New Poem – If you listen…

So Lovely!

 

Robin Kimber on New Poem – If you listen…

Yes, this is a beautiful poem and I agree the expression ‘purr in our souls’ is delightful. I am sorry to say that purr does tend to change into a growl as you get older for a number of reasons!

 

Margaret Nash on New Poem – If you listen…

Beautiful poem! I love the nature metaphors of cat, bird, and tree. I like the idea that it’s nature calling us.

 

Laura Laveglia on New Poem – If you listen…

I found this one of yours particularly sweet…

 

Nidhi Suryavanshi on  New Poem – If you listen…

Very nice

 

William Bain on New Poem – If you listen…

Cheers Scott!

 

Maxim Chernikov on New Poem – If you listen…

We, the poets, guide human souls. Our main search is the search for harmony. But we, as the Bruegel`s “Blinds”, cannot always find it without justice. We sometimes forget and, in expressing ourselves, we don’t always call things by their proper names. I sometimes read your poems. Thank you for sending out new ones.
May God grant us all!

 

Lady Shadowflame on New Poem – If you listen…

Yes, Very Nice!

 

Georgette on New Poem – If you listen…

Wonderful lines… Interesting

 

Georgette on New Poem – If you listen…

Wonderful breeze that’s is whispering withing ones soul,i like it very much.And thanks for sharing such poem Scott.

 

Sunaina Sindhwani on New Poem – If you listen…

Very nice…

 

Ali Grimshaw on New Poem – If you listen…

The first stanza just pulled me in and I enjoyed the whole ride. Reassuring words. Thank you.

 

Eftichia Kapardeli on New Poem – If you listen…

Such a true journey in feelings

 

Jerry Hulme on New Poem – If you listen…

‘Just waiting to be noticed’ love the way you’ve noticed & brought to life the stuff around us. Thanks old friend for bringing it to the surface x

 

Jay Schaffer on New Poem – If you listen…

Another marvelous poem you have posted for us to see! Thank you!

 

Lee San on New Poem – If you listen…

Elegantly done, Scott. it is reassuring that there is always light.

 

Mahnaz Mohafez on New Poem – New Artwork – Desire…

So enlightening!

 

Mahnaz Mohafez on New Poem – If you listen…

A journey of light, full of ecstacy and delight… This is our mission on earth, dear Scott, to find the origin of goodness within our heart and learn how to share it with others. Another brilliant work, dear friend! Thanks for sharing.

 

John Rachel on New Poem – If you listen…

“If you listen carefully

There’s a constant purr

In your soul …”

What a challenging beginning to a poignant work, especially when many of us never let that smart phone leave our side, never get away from the din of contemporary life, only stop talking long enough to inhale.

 

J.T. Smith on New Poem – If you listen…

I second that emotion. the light guides us through the darkness of our most precious, sacred souls. There is a certain elegance to these lines as well as a maturation which has refined ink to thought. Well done Sir Scottie. You have captured the gentility of a soft, warm summer breeze while a mother tends to her groundlings.

 

Drew R. Clausen on New Poem – If you listen…

GOOD Poem I liked it very much.

 

Liz on New Poem – If you listen…

This is very lovely. The 3rd stanza is my favorite. I can sense and actually feel the young tree in the breezes. Beautiful.

 

Liz on New Image – the best has arrived!

Yeah baby!

 

 Ronee Henson on New Poem – If you listen…

What a gorgeous picture you have given me with this poem !!!
Especially since I’m at a crossroad in my life. It was most helpful !!!

You are a beautiful Writer !!! You offer your readers such a humanistic outlook.

THANK YOU !!!

Hugs from Ronee

 

Aria Ligi on New Poem – If you listen…

Quite lovely and succinct. The last paragraph is the crescendo.
All this a gift

Easy to accept,

When such benevolence

Holds so steady,

Just waiting to be noticed,

Like the soft sigh

Of a tender young tree

In the slightest

Of summer breezes.

 

Carmol Mae on New Poem – If you listen…

Believing as I do in the strength of gentleness how could I not like your poem. Well said, Scott.

 

Gillena on New Poem – If you listen…

Oh that last verse is the yummiest

Much♥️love

 

Grace on New Poem – If you listen…

May we always be drawn to the light ~

 

Laura Bailey on New Artwork – Desire…

A most beautiful work…

 

Laura Bailey on New Poem – If you listen…

Not the first to love “the purr in our souls” and surely not the last.
Thanks for sharing this lovely poem.

 

Lisa C.Miller on New Poem – If you listen…

I like the line:
Like the soft sigh of a tender young tree.
I like the sound of it.

Keep writing.
Lisa

 

Alison Hankinson on New Poem – If you listen…

Very beautiful. XXX

 

Shari Jo Le Kane Yentumi on New Poem – If you listen…

Mindful Transformation is a gift to those who choose and let it be.

 

Sanaa Rivzi on New Poem – If you listen…

Indeed! Such an incredibly poignant write Scott.

 

Frank Hubeny on New Poem – If you listen…

Good point about putting the lie to our insignificance.

 

Kanzen Sakura on New Poem – If you listen…

I love the purr in our souls. I especially like the the image of a mother and her fledgling and the image of a tree in the breeze. Gentle and lovely.

 

Jo on New Poem – If you listen…

I love these lines:

“There’s a constant purr
in your soul.”

 

Bjorn Rudberg on New Poem – If you listen…

I love how you embedded the truthfulness of the middle stanza between the image of a mother and her fledgling and the young tree in the breeze.

This is how we should live being assured by the gentlest of things.

 

Lillian on New Poem – If you listen…

I really enjoyed this. The lines especially about the tender young tree sighing in the summer breeze. I can see and hear this image.

 

Kim M. Russell on New Poem – If you listen…

I have heard that purr in my soul, although not lately, perhaps because I haven’t had time to listen. Now I’ve read your poem, Scott, I will find time!

 

Kelly Loraine on Writing…

Your writing brought me to tears. Yes, I am a ‘feeler’ ha ha as most of us poets are yet something about your words, your essence not only captures my heart but leaves me pondering questions I am not sure what of. Thank you for sharing your words with the world, you truly inspire people around the world while leaving them with a sense of peace within.

Again, thank you for sharing pieces of your spirit with the world.

 

Joseph Kirubakaran on New Poem – Striking…

Nice poem…

 

Emmanuelle Cartagena on New Poem – Striking…

gotta say, your poetry is just delightful to experience. The line in your work, “Striking…” that says, “illusions of vulnerability, evaporated by pure spirit” just hits your heart, in a grand way.

 

Kim Harter on New Poem – Striking…

Scott, I have enjoyed your poetry over the last several years and look forward to doing so for many more to come. Congratulations on your continued and well deserved success!

 

Linda Davis on New Poem – Striking…

Just read your poem and was expecting it to be rather good – However the first thought that came to my mind was: Wow! You have a very different and unique style –I enjoyed it very much and images soon popped into my head.

 

Diane Tolley on New Poem – Striking…

That’s exactly how I feel. If I can touch someone’s heart for good, I can die happy!

 

Sapphire McCullough on New Poem – An old view seen anew…

IF you do nothing else creative do read this hauntingly beautiful poem by Scott Hastie. It caught me by surprise read at 4 am when the birds were brightly vocal and coaxing the sun out. I am sure if you grasp the succinct and spartan lines which evoke so much in their simple rhythmic precision. I remembered it in flickers of thought all day and thought how wonderful to have a poem that lingered with you like an old Friend.

 

Diane on New Poem – Striking…

Pared down.
Then the trigger.
And then opening into a whole new story! Love the quiet joy of this poem. So hopeful.

 

Victoria Ames on New Poem – Striking…

Beautiful page, Mr. Hastie

 

Jayanta Biswas on New Poem – Striking…

Nicely written Scott…very succinct and subtle…once again proves the value of love and its magic…and its relevance to the core meaning life…

 

Cecilia Wong on New Poem – Striking…

Your poems are amazing! I really love them. Your poems are so beautiful! The words you write are Angels from heaven!

 

Sarah Claudine Day on Readers Comments…

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.

 

Ositadimma Amakeze on New Poem – Striking…

Scott has this beautiful way of bringing the ‘beautifullest’ souls together, relishing his most soulful poetry! Thank you always for the sunshine dear friend.

 

Qamar Un Nisa on New Poem – Striking…

I loved this…

 

Munia Khan on New Poem – Striking…

Always a real joy to read your glorious work dear Scott. This is one of your fabulous pieces which will remain in your reader’s heart on and on and on to cherish~~ Thank you for this excellent poem.

 

Sahar Tavakoli on New Poem – Striking…

“This then the beauty

Of being alive,

Pared down

To its very essentials….”

Amazing… and this is the beauty of our friendship! I always enjoy unique and fragile motifs that you use in your lines.

 

Kevin George on New Poem – Striking…

I feel really happy to have found your webpage and look forward to so many more entertaining and stimulating times reading here.

 

Dr Jelka Sansom on New Poem – Striking…

The experience of non dualism is a fleeting joy for most of us, like the memory of first kissing someone and truly been kissed back….

 

Ravikant on New Poem – Striking…

Thank you Scott
Nice poem!

 

Laura Laveglia on New Poem – Striking…

Great piece of work!
There were mixed emotions for me here. I felt such lightness and joy as a warm Summers breeze passing by, but at the same time I felt sadness too.

Laura Laveglia on New Image – all by my Wonder Boy…

Exquisite pieces!!
Best to you Duncan!!

 

Laura Laveglia on New Poem – New Images – Paradise island hopping in the Seychelles…

Just gorgeous!
Bet there were some beautiful sea shells there!!

 

Richard J. Mann on New Poem – Striking…

Liked your poem – speaks to us, especially in this rather soulless century.

 

Richard J. Mann on New Poem –An old view seen anew…

Oh, l can relate to this.

 

Nivedita Yohana on New Poem – Striking…

I read your lovely poem which evoked beautiful warm feelings in me.

 

Rosalia Martin on New Poem – Striking…

I thank you for the spiritual help that you are giving us all.

 

Ashmum Ashwick on New Poem – Striking…

Full of fabulous thoughts and insights on life.

 

Ashkum on New Poem – An old view seen anew…

At the very outset, ‘An old view, seen anew’ is wonderfully and thoughtfully said. Optimism, hope and positivity in approach towards life and all. Rest of the lines are fabulous, making us cautious while we walk on various vistas of this lovely life.

 

Aria Ligi on New Poem – Striking…

Sweet and pithy. Well done. I love the stanza:

“Just as it was that day

You kissed someone.

And for

The very first time

They truly kissed you back.”

It hails as if from someone very innocent to life who is awakened to the first flights of love.

 

Janice McLaughlin on New Poem – Striking…

Illusions of vulnerability

Evaporated by pure spirit.

WOW!

 

Janice McLaughlin on New Poem – Passing…

Beautiful, each thought so vivid, so thought provoking. I tried to pick favorite lines but couldn’t decide. Maybe — The lingering presence Of love Beneath the fragile,Needy contours of us all.”

 

Paul Bowles on New Poem – Striking…

Nice poem – very concise as usual and with a wonderful intimation of a returned kiss. The glow of it.

 

Rall on New Poem – Striking…

Aha…a stirring of the loins:)Spring is coming
I hear this aria from Handel’s Ottone. Thank you.

spring is coming
with sun and shower and blossom
lads are courting
lambs are sporting
nature sings to the hum of the bee
birds are singing
i hear them singing
i hear them ringing from every tree

 

Suzanne Staveley on New Poem – Striking…

Your words are always inspiring.

 

Wendy Bourke on New Poem – Striking…

Oh, I like this so much. It is tender and it is wise. It is well constructed and wonderfully rendered with a lovely clarity that is quite moving.

 

Margaret Nash on New Poem – Striking…

I love the poem

 

Susie Clevenger on New Poem – Striking…

Moments of pure joy, letting beauty settle in… this is beautiful

 

Neena Sharma on New Poem – Striking…

Wow Scottie sir…I loved the figurative ending with a suspense, a hidden message… The trigger point ..which leaves everybody guessing …Virtually it is The inner joy within, the inner divine core, which brings forth Joy tears, vulnerability , effusiveness altogether. Paradoxically speaking, you soon discover yourself via travelling through your short, yet intricate poesy with a subtle , sublime meaning and moral.

Congrats sir! Keep at it…A true marvel!

Divine greetings and regards
Thanks for sharing…

Divine sister
Neena

 

Rommy on New Poem – Striking…

Wonderful moments like that etch themselves onto our souls.

 

Don MacIver on NewArtwork – Fantasy Forest …

Having just read ‘Striking’, Scott, the title is a wonderful transition to this beautiful image! Best wishes with this new artistic endeavor of yours, Scott. Beautiful.

 

Don MacIver on New Publication…

Thoughts linger on the ‘Striking’ theme as I transition to this publication announcement. Such an engaging, compelling cover design, Scott. As with all of your written works, this novel will surely be very well received. Best wishes for its success!

 

Don MacIver on New Poem – Striking…

“This then the beauty
Of being alive,
Pared down
To its very essentials.”

Scott, you never fail to capture the essence, touching the heart and soul. ‘Striking’ made my day and with the glorious sunshine this day brings, and this reading, I can now set out to capture more of that essence. Beautiful.

Warmest regards.

 

Patricia Travis on New Poem – Striking…

Congrats on your new poem, Scott. I enjoyed it’s purity.

 

ZQ on New Poem – Striking…

“…love is in the air…”

 

Rosemary Nissan Wade on New Poem – Striking…

Ah yes, those are the essentials indeed.

 

Truedessa on New Poem – Striking…

Your poems are always so beautiful. You definitely have a way with words.

 

Audrey Howitt on New Poem – Striking…

Love, love this –the essentials of life–the beauty in your works just stuns me–

 

Kim M. Russell on New Poem – Striking…

Wonderful, Scott, the joyous revealing the fresh and glorious! I love the reassurance in the lines:
‘Illusions of vulnerability
Evaporated by pure spirit’
and the comparison with a kiss.

 

Sherri B on New Poem – Striking…

This was so lovely.

 

Sherry Marr on New Poem – Striking…

Yes, the beauty of being alive….wonderful, Scott.

 

Mary Kling on New Poem – Striking…

Ah, the very essentials indeed. If you kiss someone and they kiss you back, what joy there is in the reciprocity. The vulnerability between two people is a beautiful thing to behold and experience.

 

Donna on New Poem – Striking…

Life is indeed best lived when pared down to its essentials…..

‘Illusions of vulnerability

Evaporated by pure spirit.’

Beautiful!

 

Lee San on New Poem – Striking…

A profound poem, Scott.
Yes, the beauty of being alive is reason enough.

 

Jae Rose on New Poem – Striking…

Beautifully written…

 

Neeraj Khanka on New Poem – Striking…

Beautifully expressed. Indeed, where there is true love – it will always remove the fears.

 

Thot Purge on New Poem – Striking…

The very essentials of existence… yes beautifully put.

 

Xerxes Aga on New Poem – Striking…

Poets often use many words to say a simple thing. You have avoided this pitfall. The last few lines of your poem say it all. Reciprocity of love is the fountainhead of bliss.
I salute you for your necessarily un-embellished homage to love. It matters not for who.

 

Kathy Reed on New Poem – Striking…

Wow….so straightforward, yet eloquent!

 

Bekkie on New Poem – Striking…

The trigger point is the ultimate! A stunning use of words that I thoroughly enjoyed, Scott!

 

Imelda on New Poem – Striking…

I can’t find the right words to express how this poem affected me. However, it made me smile and realize that beautiful glorious moments do not normally have heralds announcing how beautiful the moment can be. WE just feel it. We just know it. 🙂

 

Imelda on New Artwork – Fantasy Forest…

Pretty!

 

Paul on New Poem – Striking…

Thank you for reminding the old of the ‘Fresh and glorious,’ and the return of a joyous kiss, but that has, thankfully its parallels to appreciate. It is striking that your poem brings us closer to reappraising our moments with greater clarity.

 

Donna Lynch on New Poem – Striking…

Nice work! Simplicity infused with an intoxicating depth!

 

Annell on New Poem – Striking…

Yes, by Jove, I think you have it.

 

Dwight L.Roth on New Poem – Striking…Very nice poem!

Love how the mutual connections is what provides the trigger point!

 

John Rachel on New Poem – Striking…

“This then the beauty

Of being alive,

Pared down

To its very essentials.”

This aptly describes this poem.

 

Rose on New Poem – Striking…

Who could forget that first kiss when you were truly kissed back. A wonderful love peom Scott. Really enjoyed reading this.

 

Dominic Windram on New Poem – Striking…

Excellent poem Scott….the joy of living beautifully expressed!

 

Nidhi Singh on New Poem – Striking…

‘Illusions of vulnerability
Evaporated by pure spirit.’

Really very powerful and marvellous words. Love the poetry.

 

Laura Bailey on New Artwork – Fantasy Forest…

Glorious !!

 

Laura Bailey on New Poem – Striking…

What beautiful memories you conjure up in this wonderful poem !

Thank you, as always, for sharing. 🙂

 

Roslyn Ross on New Poem – Striking…

Yes, you have captured this artfully.

 

JT Smith on New Poem – Striking…

Even love is emotionally violent sometimes – a trigger point. Does love always return the favour? Yes there is sweetness in having positive experiences, but also a sense of melancholy in how the richness fades over time.
You have captured an existential and meaningful essence here. joy is above happiness. i read that somewhere.
The ultimate sacrifice is being able to lose ourselves in the waning moments in order to discover what we lost from yesterday. We need more healing, your words are a balm for our wounded spirits.

 

Hank on New Poem – Striking…

This then the beauty
Of being alive,
Pared down
To its very essentials

This then is the reality of life. The bare essentials feature most in all situations. Wisely said Scott!

Hank

 

Victoria Slotto on New Poem – Striking…

This made me think of the prayer of St. Francis: “It is in loving, that we are loved…”

 

Grace on New Poem – Striking…

I like that ending with the trigger point!

 

Frank Hubeny on New Poem – Striking…

I liked the description of the essentials being the “trigger point”

 

Lori Triggs on New Poem – Striking…

It is a beautiful poem, but I lost that feeling over a guy was true and he used me and abused me, so I just do not feel anything one.

 

Lillian on New Poem – Striking……

pared down to its very essentials….trigger points.”
I wonder if there are penultimate essentials that are universal? Or are we each struck, every time, by different trigger points? Paring down, within different perceptions and unique baggage within our psyches?

 

Lisa Miller on New Poem – Striking…

I like the line this then the beauty of being alive.

Keep writing. Your words are lovely.

 

Sanaa Rivzi on New Poem – Striking…

Its beautiful when two people can connect with each other and understand their fears and sense of vunerability. How wisely you depict that truth in your words!

 

Amaya on New Poem – Striking…Ooh, “Its trigger point.”

There is so much potential energy in this description and so much power as a “conclusion.” (But we’re just beginning, are we not?)

 

Charlie Zero on New Poem – Striking…

Scott, this is a perfect and brilliant poem that we as readers need.

Beautifully well expressed.

 

Bjorn Rudberg on New Poem – Striking…

Truly love this… somehow the image of that first real kiss is with me still after all this years. There was something perfect about that, but maybe also something that I never can feel again.

 

Julie Canfield on New Poem – Striking…

Once again you have crafted a deeply meaningful piece. Perhaps it is only me who feels a duality in this work. In fact, I probably am. On the one hand, I see and sense the beauty essence of remembering how it feels to kiss someone who you love who loves you back. But at the same time, I feel the sadness of remembering something beautiful that is lost, forgotten, left behind in the past. This work speaks to me. It tells me beauty can be painted from ashes. It comes from how you let a moment define you. I’ll be posting this link on my websites. Thank you for sharing.

 

Shari Le Kane Yentumi on New Poem – Striking…

Striking: like flashes of lightning, when bared soul(s) reveal authenticity without hesitation, reservation, or misgivings; to be truly present in the moment with genuine internal reflection/reaction to specific external stimuli/interaction; a confluence.

 

Mahnaz on New Artwork – Fantasy Forest

Awesome!

 

Mahnaz on New Poem – Striking…

What a brilliant start for a new spring. Thank you, dear Scott!

 

Rebecca O’Donnell on New Poem – Striking…

Beautiful. Your words are always such a comfort. Never stop writing.

 

Cynthia Saarieon New Poem – An old view seen anew

Freedom is the wonderful ability to speak or write what is in our souls. Thanks be to God for the opportunity to try. Beautiful work.

 

Mickey Morgan on New Poem – An old view seen anew

Another telling rendition from the wonderful Mickey Morgan
An old view seen anew – https://vocaroo.com/i/s19qI83IVtpK

 

Jan Persichetti on New Poem – An old view seen anew

I am very impressed with your profile. I wear many hats creatively, but I adore poetry and would love to promote you on my LinkedIn and Twitter. Your work is unique and noteworthy!

 

Bernard Jan on New Poem – An old view seen anew

I have read this, your latest poem and I really like it! It is a poem, a poetry with meaning and beauty, the one I can feel and relate to. Your writing is beautiful.

 

Christine Louise Brown on New Poem – Passing…

Oh, what words can say without even a paint brush… Alms to the words the soul in wonder; a thing called loss.

 

ola. A on New Poem – Passing…

Perfect I thought, I love this

 

Deep Thinker on New Poem – An old view seen anew

I can relate to this poem whilst I am contemplating my journey to the sunshine of my feeling. One of my feelings of inspiration might complement the smooth flowing nature of your poem and this is how it flows – poetical effect is like scent from a flower that can not be created by analysis but by absorbing.

 

William Fowler on New Poem – An old view seen anew

This is simply a great poem. I enjoyed reading it.

 

Blaine Youngquist on New Poem – An old view seen anew

I very much like your poetry! You are very talented, and I will check back on your website from time to time.

 

Colleen Henry on New Poem – An old view seen anew

I really love this, it’s pretty powerful…

 

Ola A on New Poem – An old view seen anew

This splits my thoughts… Love this…

 

Mark Dolamore on New Poem – An old view seen anew

I find your poems both powerful and sensitive.

 

Elaine Battersby on New Poem – An old view seen anew

I like the flow of this poem, Scott. Full of promise, he who dares gets and finds beauty all around.

 

Marie Bethel on New Poem – An old view seen anew

Very lovely poem, and good luck.

 

Akanksha Mishra on New Poem – An old view seen anew

Let me be honest sir, you just have the most beautiful compositions on the web.

 

Manuel Rivera on New Poem – An old view seen anew

Thank you so much for showing me the way. So heartfelt.

 

Micki Peluso on New Poem – An old view seen anew

Scottie, a lovely poem yet direct in its message.
And without such sparks
Time can pass by,
Like an empty whisper,
Meaningless and negligent.

Thanks for a timely reminder that life goes forward with or without us.

 

Bob Mitchell on New Poem – An old view seen anew

I always enjoy reading your poetry, both for the challenge of the genre and the beauty of your words.

 

Timothy Balding on New Poem – An old view seen anew

Your poems are really very fine and I liked them a lot. You are a good writer, even if, to tell the truth, I generally read little if any verse. You made me think of Auden, one of the few poets I occasionally read for pleasure. If I had to say anything critical? Unless I read the wrong poems, for my taste, at least, you might try to be a little more wicked, self-mocking and ironic. But if these characteristics are not at all in your nature, of course that would be wrong.

 

Nina on New Poem – An old view seen anew

Thanks, Scott, I like this poem.

 

Ositadimma Amakaze on New Poem – An old view seen anew

I saw it and now I see it.
It was seen and tomorrow is seeing it.
Yet, the essence of the dynamism of Time
is succinctly captured as in a motion picture.

 

Loraine Damonte on New Poem – An old view seen anew

A splendid poem, Scott. I think I will enjoy following your poetry. Clear and precise , refreshing with sentiment.

 

Banu Bidarkund on New Poem – For Dylan Thomas

Remarkable words and realistically true to our life. Indeed we ought to be living
“contentedly” as the poet says.

 

Banu Bidarkund on New Poem – An old view seen anew

Beautiful. Almost sounds as if one longs for being one with nature.

 

Jasmine Sroay on New Poem – An old view seen anew

I read your poem titled ‘an old view, seen anew’ The way you write, it looks like you, as a poet are quite hopeful and it gives an optimistic vibe to your work, contrary to me, as I usually write when I’m not having a great day. Your poetry is something which compels me to read it again.

 

Nivedita Yohana on New Poem – An old view seen anew

I read your latest piece of art and needless to say it’s wonderful and I was filled with awe. We are indeed timid to face the wonders of life. We need to embrace life with passion rather than with reluctance. We are usually gripped by our own prejudices, conditioning, hesitance, fear and ego which constraints us from living. If only we break these walls, take a dive into the gulf and swim across, we would die without having lived.

 

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.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *