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

 

Zafir Demir on New Poem – Like some flutter…

Your poetry has an intense sensibility that draws an extraordinary world for people who living all over the world. Your poetry has a deep song that has survived from the past to present.

 

Syed Ali Mudassar on New Poem – Like some flutter…

Awesome!

 

Danvas Kesega on Writing…

Your website is great…

 

Heather Mirassou on Recent Writing…

Your poetry is inspiring and your website stunning.

 

Seddigheh Badiei on New Poem – Recent Writing…

When I read your contemplative poems, my mind creeps into my ego to thieve some experience for making many such pleasurable imagination. I love your poems, dear.

 

Seddigheh Badiei on New Poem – Despite what we imagine…

Wowwww, So beautiful…
“Lovers are never found by chance”…
“And then fruits”
Very interesting, your poem is the reverse of Frost’s poem, according to its point of view.

 

Grace Vaughan on New Poem – Like some flutter…

Such a serene and peaceful poem. I really, really like this poem.

 

Darlene Michelle McPeek J.D. on New Poem – Like some flutter…

“Sleep contentedly with angels” … lovely. Wonderful, Scott! ❣ Beautifully written. I love it. …

 

Michael Brett on New Poem – Like some flutter…

Your work is very thoughtful, reverential and peaceful. I enjoy reading it. The website is lovingly presented as well. It is all very impressive.

 

Seddigheh Badiei on New Poem – Like some flutter…

I read your beautiful poems, they catch me…This is so great…

 

John Lysaght on New Poem – For Dylan Thomas…

I really enjoyed this poem.
I reminisce about the times I have had a jar within the gaze of Dylan Thomas, looking back at me from his mural at the White Horse tavern, the scene of his last drinking binge before passing away at St.Vincent`s hospital days later. It also makes me think of Jack Kerouac, a skeleton in drink who passed at 47.

We are by chance who we are, who we can become by the by the opportunities we embrace, a life
fully absorbent fueled by good faith.

 

Mickey Morgan on New Poem – Like some flutter…

Nothing compares to you… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-EF60neguk&feature=share

 

Sean Michael on New Poem – Like some flutter…

Very good poem. Sometimes it’s hard to find the beauty hidden in the suffering.

 

Harvey Sagar on New Poem – Like some flutter…

A very fitting tribute to Dylan Thomas. Further to Susan’s comment above, he would probably have bought you two beers!

 

Harvey Sagar on New Poem – Like some flutter…

There is a lovely harmonisation of contrasting emotions in this poem. It is very evocative.

 

Aria Ligi on New Poem – Like some flutter…

Lovely. The essence of finding beauty in pain is very reminiscent of Keats.

 

Darlene Mitchell on New Poem – Like some flutter…

I enjoyed reading your poem and especially liked the part about “the inbetween”. It is such a fertile place.

 

Greg L. Witt on New Poem – Like some flutter…

Awesome!

 

Bekkie Sanchez on New Poem – Like some flutter…

I like how life is like that.

 

Therese Young Kim on New Poem – Like some flutter…

I spent some time looking at your fantastic website, which is indeed a masterpiece even to my untrained eyes. I could hear in your poems many colors of music played with wonderful strings from East and West. You are so generous in spirit and truly blessed with superb energy and creativity. I am deeply honored to have found you at this great party of brilliant people from around the world!

 

Munia Khan on New Poem – For Dylan Thomas…

Beautiful work filled with heartfelt emotion. Wonderful tribute to Dylan Thomas, one of the starry legends from English Literature. A real pleasure to read, Scott! Thank you for this amazing work. Hats off to you great poet!

 

Munia Khan on New Poem – Like some flutter…

So much said between the lines Scott. I love the spontaneous flow of your powerful thoughts here. Rays of the sun so beautifully felt through the lines. Excellent work as always.

 

Neena Sharma on New Poem – Like some flutter…

How we grow into the glorious spaces in between…Light and shadow, the Joys and sufferings of life indeed!
What a profound poetry. Beautifully penned…portraying the stark reality of life. The Yin Yang of Life’s Joy and Sorrows teach us to endure, wait and be patient in sufferings as much as we are to any kinder or sweeter experience. How True Scottie sir!
You have poured the essence of life through your subtle parlance of words. Wow! Keep up the good work sir…

The best lines I liked are:

The sun glints again
Through the forest
And our hearts are captured
In a blaze of joy
And aching melancholy,
Like a memory of heaven.
Huge Congrats!
Divine Greetings, best wishes and regards
Neena

 

Frankie on New Poem – Like some flutter…

Very Inspiring words Scott, the seekers seek to find what is right in our hearts, to light the path before the dawn. Subtly and gently we lay our pride down for the humble approach of gratitude, your expressions are wise, and filled with soulful surprise! May your endeavors be great and you heart be kind. Lay it all down and embrace the utter joy and sorrow of embellishing poetry. It is the expression of your soul seemingly desperate for your smiles compassionate art ❤️

 

Nivey on New Poem – Like some flutter…

Scottie… every word serves as a delicately thought through weighed and etched into the hearts of every soul. Your words oozes with eternal wisdom embracing pain and ecstasy which makes us human. You are a harbinger of light…keep shining..

 

Ann Jones on New Poem – Like some flutter…

Beautiful poems and website! Thank you

 

Amrish Shah on New Poem – Like some flutter…

You read great 🙂

 

Susan Beckman on New Poem – Like some flutter…

Scott! Beautiful imagery with your gifted pen my friend! mmmm love this!

 

ZQ on New Poem – Like some flutter…

Still arrogant in your writings as you continue to write fighting your creativity. Which I find awesome.

 

Colin Lee on New Poem – Like some flutter…

The letting go of life’s beauty is hard, but knowing how it’s bound to revisit in a new form does give us that hopeful longing. Thank you for this beautiful and inspiring thought, Mr Hastie.

 

Truedessa on New Poem – Like some flutter…

The hook, is the pain of suffering. I believe that when one seeks one will find healing. For a fisher of men loves us all. Your poetry is so rich.

 

Wendy Bourke on New Poem – Like some flutter…

A thoughtful and thought provoking piece that, truly, gave me pause. The metaphor in the first stanza is masterfully layered and beyond brilliant.

 

Lisa C.Miller on New Poem – Like some flutter…

Beautifully written.

 

Mary on New Poem – Like some flutter…

This is definitely a poem of a seeker, which you are, Scott. I like the ending…with the idea that our devotions will somehow ALWAYS endure. This gives the poem a sense of timelessness.

 

Donna on New Poem – Like some flutter…

Oh Scott this was inspirational and a new favorite of mine….I have taken most of the year off to discover much of what you talk about here….and I have grown through the dark shadow spaces coming out renewed and with a truer sense of self and purpose now within…. Letting go is a key to finding our way through.

‘Equal as it is
To any kinder, softer,
Sweeter experience.

For, taken altogether,
This is how
We are nourished,
How we grow into
The glorious spaces
In between.

 

Sunaina Sindhwani on New Poem – Like some flutter…

Beautiful poem written with mesmerizing words

 

Annell on New Poem – Like some flutter…

I have always found the spaces in between the most interesting….

 

Ayala on New Poem – Like some flutter…

The spaces in between…I love this poem! Beautifully penned.

 

Bev on New Poem – Like some flutter…

Ah, were it not for the bad times, we wouldn’t enjoy the good. Beautifully presented!

 

Gillena on New Poem – Like some flutter…

I like the metaphor, for that’s how it happens we are caught unawares
much love…

 

Sherry Marr on New Poem – Like some flutter…

“This is how…we grow into the glorious spaces in between.” How I love that. And “the moment we become seekers”….so well described.

 

Colleen on New Poem – Like some flutter…

The flutter on the fishing line and the glisten hook is the hook of this poem.

 

Jamztoma on New Poem – Like some flutter…

Sweetly captivating. I’m mesmerized especially when “we lay down to make beauty.” I’m in a daze. Brilliant!

 

Magical Mystery Teacher on New Poem – Like some flutter…

Suffering. We most often think of it as an intruder, but you invite us to think of it as a visitor. (One would hope, of course, that such a visitor would not wear out his welcome!)

 

Mbizo Chirasha on New Poem – Like some flutter…

WONDERFUL READ INDEED

 

Frank Hubeny on New Poem – Like some flutter…

Sorrow should be taken as seriously as joy.

 

Max Noble on New Poem – Like some flutter…

Your writing is beautiful and inspirational.

 

Lee Landau on New Poem – Like some flutter…

I don’t think you need the last two lines of the poem. The poem takes us to that conclusion without stating it. Really good effort

 

Scott Gurney on New Poem – Like some flutter…

I resonated with the second half more than first. Though It is a lovely metaphor, exercised with a simile as the wavelength for the unpredictable nature of enjoyment and suffering. I think, another avenue for this poem might be to explore the source of why we suffer, how the reevaluation of its value can be like revitalisation to a dullard. From the moment one enters the poem, I, and possibly others as I assume, become lost over the topic but struck by a powerful image, with which I am dissolved until I see clearer what the intention of the piece came to be. Though I assume this was intentional, I feel syntactically, a cogent structure would aid ones connection and attraction to what is by all means a positive take and analysis of optimism performed as to be breaking out of pessimism. Hitherto, I think you have a lovely use of grammar, which gives the piece fluent tone and pace, and allows your voice to sing freely. Keep up the good work, and just so you know, you have a great name!

 

Bryan Ens on New Poem – Like some flutter…

Love the hope that you have woven into a poem on suffering

 

Alwi Shatry on New Poem – Like some flutter…

Eloquent and timely thoughts on suffering and the quest for love using the hook as metaphor. End is a message of hope for all seekers.

 

Saya on New Poem – Like some flutter…

Imperfections are more beautiful because they have a story..

 

Kaykuala on New Poem – Like some flutter…

You’ve already
Been caught upon,
Don’t ever look to
Undervalue suffering

A hopeless situation is best to allow it to take its own cause for a while. This will allow the experience to work out for better strategies

Hank

 

Sue Anderson on New Poem – Like some flutter…

A lovely, comforting poem that bears re-reading. Which I did. Twice. 🙂

 

Bev on New Poem – Like some flutter…

What a wonderful capture of our life cycle, Scott. Beautifully drawn.

 

Frank J. Tassone on New Poem – Like some flutter…

So true. So eloquently stated!

 

Barry on New Poem – Like some flutter…

This reminds me of something I read from Khalil Gilbran. I love the gentle voice, the careful presenting of what it means to exist as us… pain being an essential foil to joy. Loved this.

 

Linda Kruschke on New Poem – Like some flutter…

Beautiful! A seed must be buried to sprout and grow. It is in suffering that we grow, too.

 

Glenn Buttkus on New Poem – Like some flutter…

Getting into the line here, Scott. Your poem has the aura of magic, probing, searching, advising. All the responders have found themselves somewhere within the weave. I, too, was hooked by /don’t ever look to/undervalue suffering/when it comes to visit. My 25 year battle with my immune system has led me down every conceivable avenue of possible healing (none of which have been successful), but one thing has been common to every healer’s approach–accepting, owning, even thanking that which is responsible for my suffering–for metaphysically, my entity chose this struggle for me–and my lessons are not completed yet it seems.

 

Bekkie Sanchez on New Poem – Like some flutter…

So true, Scott! If we didn’t experience suffering there’d be no happiness. Bravo!

 

Marley Raine on New Poem – Like some flutter…

Wonderful work.

“This is how
We are nourished …
The glorious spaces
In between.”

 

Brenda Atry on New Poem – For Dylan Thomas …

Brilliant!

 

Cassandra Swan on New Poem – Like some flutter…

Your words brush the soul with a poetic feather. Sensitively chosen and written.
Best wishes

 

Sikander Farook on New Poem – Like some flutter…

Feels like viewing a multicoloured painting.

 

Paul John Dear on New Poem – Like some flutter…

Too true Scott and as always presented with your own unioque charm and perception.

 

Sreeja Harikrishnan on New Poem – Like some flutter…

Wow! Wonderful poem…loved the third stanza….and the later stanzas shine ..the light of truth…

 

Jane Kohut Bartels on New Poem – Like some flutter…

I love this,it’s a great poem. I especially love the beginning of the stanza: Till some vital sense
Of mystery
Is at last dissolved,. Beautiful, thoughtful, profound and realistic poem. It has great mystery to it, but is grounded in real life.
Beautiful.

 

Dr. Jelka Samson on New Poem – Like some flutter…

Detachment from all the “good” and “bad” which happens to us, in order to try and find a more constant and higher level of beauty. Wonderfully delicate poem.

 

Kim M Russell on New Poem – For Dylan Thomas…

I am a fan of Dylan Thomas and I especially enjoyed the lines:
‘Like dancing endlessly
With tattered ghosts
Already decomposing
Before your very eyes;
The defeated drunk at the bar,
A broken hearted
Chalice of dreams,
As dry as dust…’

 

Kim M. Russell on New Poem – Like some flutter…

Yes, some suffering is necessary to ‘grow into / The glorious spaces / In between.’
I especially love the lines:
The sun glints again
Through the forest
And our hearts are captured
In a blaze of joy
And aching melancholy’.

 

Laura Bailey on Prague by night…

A great treat for the armchair traveler. Thank you Scottie !

 

Laura Bailey on New Poem – For Dylan Thomas…

The horses on Hudson Street threw him mightily to the ground. He kept getting up and shouted his curses to the defeated ones. Only winners are ever wanted at the bar. Thank you Scottie for the splendid verse.

 

Laura Bailey on New Poem – Like some flutter…

Great hook and a fine follow up. In deep valleys of thought you lend me a line to climb to the stars.

 

Mahnaz on Prague by night …

Beautiful

 

Shari Jo Le Kane Yentumi on New Poem – Like some flutter…

Dear Scottie,
I believe that it is through suffering that we learn patience and true compassion, not only for our own imperfections and misfortunes, but for those of our fellow beings. What truly matters is maintaining hope in the spirit where life, light and growth eternally shine.

 

Susan Beckman on New Poem – For Dylan Thomas…

Scott once again excellent…Dylan would buy you a beer! complete condensed trip birth to angels Love it!

 

JT Smith on New Poem – For Dylan Thomas…

Dylan Thomas would be so proud. it has a richness, a conciseness we all need now.

 

Banu Bidarkund on New Poem – Like some flutter…

A beautiful way of letting know that suffering is in realty a lesson in learning of life, understanding ourselves and knowing the truth in mystical ways. Finally acknowledging that suffering will quietly bring to us a joyful experience of heavenly bliss as an ultimate outcome.

 

Walter Marks on New Poem – Like some flutter…

It is hard for me to value my own suffering. Especially since I am usually it’s author. But I can learn from it. I think if it has real value, at least for me, it’s in the learning curve. The poem is beautiful though.

 

Audrey M Howitt on New Poem – Like some flutter…

There is a wonderful sense of the gifts that suffering can bestow in this piece–in someways it makes me smile–these gifts–like awareness–can make me want to run sometimes.

 

Jilly on New Poem – Like some flutter…

A gentleness in the words makes the reader feel that there is nourishment in suffering even though we don’t embrace it when it arrives. This is most beautiful and the imagery is unique and fresh. Glad you shared!

 

JT Smith on New Poem – Like some flutter…

Once again, we mine the soul and find the most beautiful dreams. there is definitely a poignant resonance to this poem. we are seekers, all of humanity. the language is evocative and quite honest. metaphors dance in and out of that glistening hook. it makes me proud to know that the art and craft of poetry is alive. Anyhow, well done mate. you can learn so much by the flutter of words and the emotions that accompany it.

 

Gayle Walters Rose on New Poem – Like some flutter…

Our suffering is equally as useful as the softer, easier times. The way you describe this is so beautifully put, Scott.

 

John Rachel on New Poem – Like some flutter…

“From that moment on,

We become seekers.”

A profound and positive prescription for those who are in the moment and self-aware. Is there a smart phone app for this? If not, the rest of us better be alert for those wandering around with their faces buried in the tiny screens of hand-held devices … or collisions will abound!

 

Maria Miraglia on New Poem – Like some flutter…

A positive philosophical vision of life dictated by beautiful verses

 

Sanaa Rivzi on New Poem – Like some flutter…

Till some vital sense
Of mystery
Is at last dissolved,
The sun glints again
Through the forest
And our hearts are captured
In a blaze of joy
And aching melancholy,
Like a memory of heaven.

Beautifully evocative!!

 

Mahnaz Mohafez on New Poem – For Dylan Thomas …

What an insightful commemoration! I always enjoy reading your impressive poems, Scott! Thank you.

 

Mahnaz Mohafez on New Poem – Like some flutter…

Change is the essence of life, a great mission upon us and a productive life to live. Thanks for always sharing words of wisdom, dear Scott!

 

Alison Jean Hankinson on New Poem – Like some flutter…

Don’t ever look to
Undervalue suffering
When it comes to visit.- a truly gentle and beautiful poem of acceptance and celebration of all that makes life what it is.

 

Xenia Tran on New Poem – Like some flutter…

A beautiful and comforting poem Scott and I love the last stanza especially. ‘Trusting that these,Our devotions,Will somehow Always endure’ :o)

 

Micki Peluso on New Poem – Like some flutter…

Scottie, your poems blow me away and always touch me in a myriad of ways. But this special poem reads as if you reached inside my heart, my soul and read it as if . . . you know me as well or more than I know myself. This poem will be read often and forever treasured.

Much love and appreciation,

Micki

 

Petrujviljoen on New Poem – Like some flutter…

Growing into the inbetween. That’s quite some thought.

 

Lori Triggs on New Poem – Like some flutter…

A great write

 

Lori Triggs on New Poem – Like some flutter…

I like this.

 

Charlie Zero on New Poem – Like some flutter…

Capturing the creative energy and harmony of poetic language and its beauty that is all around us. I love this poem a lot. 🙂 Excellent.

 

Grace on New Poem – Like some flutter…

A beautiful reflection on the sufferings and redemption of one’s soul ~ I like that from the moment on, we become seekers~

 

Don MacIver on New Poem – Passing…

You have great purpose in life, through your words, Scott. There is a profound sense of belonging to those words; for yourself, for the reader. Beautiful.

 

Thotpurge on New Poem – Like some flutter…

That’s a helpful way to look at suffering…that it will soon pass and better days will endure.

 

Don MacIver on Prague by night…

Such striking architecture, Scott. I envy your travel.

 

Don MacIver on New Poem – For Dylan Thomas…

Dylan Thomas would most certainly have been moved by this gorgeous, inspired poem, Scott. I have a renewed sense of perspective and optimism in its read.

“So, as one long,
Lazy summer’s day
Chases on another,
Let us indulge ourselves
As kings and queens of the moment.”

Such beautiful transition and deeply personal connection.

 

Bjorn Rudberg on New Poem – Like some flutter…

I have read this many times now Scott, and especially the first stanza caught me… (or hook me) the metaphor of that pain singes and sings. Great poem.

 

Don MacIver on New Poem – Like some flutter…

Scott, you have the gentlest, most profound ‘voice’ through your words. Simply marvelous! I was so taken with the opening stanza and the rest speaks superbly for itself.

 

Andrew Park on New Poem – Like some flutter…

Looks like you have a big following on your website, and I can see why – great poems. Best wishes to you, Andrew

 

Lukman Clark on New Poem – For Dylan Thomas…

Scott, these lines are beautifully alive and poignant. Isn’t it marvelous how some of our best stuff comes forth in paeans to other poets.

 

Tarren Hall on New Poem – Passing…

I really like the flow of the poem. The ending line rings very true as to how important and valuable love is in our world. I believe it is highly under appreciated.

 

Ravikkumar Rajagopalan on New Poem –We are all prophets…

Superb

 

Peggy Ann Goldsberry on New Poem –We are all prophets… 

Beautiful

 

Quintus Andradi on New Poem – We are all prophets…

Yes, Scott so beautiful, it truly is an enduring tapestry of our lives that we leave behind, as the sole purpose in our coming down here to this field of drama, is, to identify ourselves, hence to leave telling traces of ourselves, to be picked up and as prophets weave the same tapestry once again.

 

Janice McLaughlin on New Poem – Passing…

Blanket upon blanket
Of selflessness,
Nestled now securely
In the glowing casket
Of your soul.” My favorite lines

Eloquent, provocative, melancholy with hope, tightly written.

 

Shankar Kashyap on New Poem – Passing…

Impressed by the simple and yet eloquent display of emotions through out the poem. Amazing play of words. Well done indeed

 

Moss Clement on New Poem – Passing…

This is remarkably breathtaking. I really love this line, “An embrace
Of perfect peace
That never fails
To usher in
Its own mysteriously
Unforeseen reward.”

 

Riya Sachdeva on New Poem – Passing…

Simply beautiful

 

Riya Sachdeva on New Poem – Passing…

Love never fails! It’s truly beautiful..

 

Cynthia Boswell on New Poem – Passing…

What a beautiful piece. I like the tranquil positivity. Well written and insightful.

 

John Ejiofor on New Poem – Passing…

You just made me realize that I must strive to leave a legacy people will remember me by. You were so eloquent about it, and it was rather touching.

 

Aziz Adams on New Poem – Passing…

This is an amazing poem.I love the imagery, it brings out the symbolism and the inspirational part of it Soothes my nerves. Beautiful. You are an inspirational poet.

 

Abhishek Kumar on New Poem – Passing…

Your words truly moved me.

 

Amateur Writer on New Poem – Passing…

Beautiful! Truly amazing!

 

Kat Kennedy on New Poem – Passing…

Ashes to ashes… But Dust in love… memorabilia of a fire called love…

 

Francisco Amadeo on New Poem – Passing…

Ashes to ashes… But Dust in love… memorabilia of a fire called love…

 

Janicce Maclaughlin on New Poem – We are anything…

Loved this poem, descriptive, succinct — Blanket upon blanket … layered with meaning.

 

Quintus Andradi on New Poem – Passing…

Yes, Scott so beautiful, it truly is an enduring tapestry of our lives that we leave behind, as the sole purpose in our coming down here to this field of drama, is, to identify ourselves, hence to leave telling traces of ourselves, to be picked up and as prophets weave the same tapestry once again.

 

Sandra Jeffs on New Poem – Passing…

This is a marvelous poem. Rich in images and meaning. It speaks to my own heart and journey. I am honored to have experienced this poem.

 

T.M. Becker on Recent Writing…

Wow, you have a really lovely site

 

Novelicious on New Poem – Passing…

You are Awesome!

 

Pawan on New Poem – Passing…

Beautiful poem, I like this. This is on love and peace.

 

Melissa Bird on New Poem – Passing…

Passing is exactly what I’m experiencing right now. Being content with now, trying not to be looking for the next thing. It takes practice but I’m happy with my progress. You are a very deep thinker and write beautifully. Thank you for sharing

 

Kimberley Mae on Recent Writing…

Wow! You have such articulate talents! I really enjoy your sample writing. Your style seems to be short and to the point. Its an interesting and mind expanding experience! Thank you so much for sharing!

 

Eva Rissler on New Poem – Passing…

Beautiful piece of “art”.

 

Kimberley Mae on New Poem – Passing…

Scott that poem spoke volumes! Brilliant! The flow is very captivating. I can picture each thought so vividly. Thank you!

 

Katharine Gilbert on New Poem – Passing…

Thoughtful and generous

 

Charysse Blackman on New Poem – Passing…

Beautiful work… And at the moment still can’t quite get the notion of ‘runaway kites’ out of my mind.

 

Judith Ann Williams on Writing…

I will be sure to set aside time to read some of your poems tomorrow. After a quick glance I see that your poems are truly beautiful! Thank you.

 

Loriam Jiminez on New Poem – Passing…

Love never fails. Beautiful thoughtful poem. <3

 

Loriam Jiminez on New Poem – A sheen…

Beautiful photo and the poem. 🙂

 

Nola on New Poem – Passing…

After reading your recent work I am delighted to tell you the images appeared in this piece and the theme of which was particularly similar to some ancient Chinese poems .If you are interested,We can talk about the details.

 

Jay Schaffer on Recent Writing…

Your poetry is lovely. I want to say more and will, after I have had a little more time to grasp and process the full effect of your poems; which in my case runs deep and may take a little time to fully surface. In the meantime I wanted to let you know your poems are stunningly beautiful to see, read, absorb and feel. A rare pleasure. Thank you Scott for blessing this world with your gift.

 

Ryan Dior on New Poem – Passing…

We, as mortals, are always looking, waiting… Then, with or with out thinking, we are all compelled to walk through that open door. I call the first ever door “Life” then the remaining doors, we happen upon through life, I believe are visions where we alone have the power to drive. Well thought through, in a way that only an experienced mind could write.

 

Joost de Jonge on New Poem – Passing…

I read your most recent poem with interest and did very much like its feel.

 

Tony Galley on New Poem – Passing…

I have just been reading ‘Passing’ for the last 20 minutes. It’s so beautiful. I kept coming back to it finding strings of words that made me think for a long time. Amazing. Thank you for sharing.

 

Tony Galley on New Poem – Passing…

Poignant yet peaceful. Such thought provoking words. A beautiful piece of writing Scott.

 

brilliant read on New Poem – Passing…

Brilliant!

 

Trina on New Poem – We are all prophets…

Beautifully written, eloquent and true.

 

Nivedita Yohana on New Poem – Passing…

Have read and absorbed your new work of art: Passing.. You have wonderfully captured the truth and essence of life- “Passing so often fruitlessly”– though there may not be fruits but definitely, through each passing door the roots are rooted firmly and you emulate this so well in use of words- “The Casket of your soul”– just blew my mind.

The peace that you talk about is just so amazing! Embarking a journey in one’s own soul can be quite painful which means that we need to shatter own conditions, impressions and all the layers of thick concrete walls that we have built around our precious ego over the decades to protect it. Once we have surmounted all these obstacles there we find peace and all the pain and suffering seem totally worth. Those who dive into the sea of affliction bring rarest of pearls.

Once our energies are aligned with the universe and the creative energy that created us, the world becomes a beautiful place, isn’t it? As you have wonderfully penned it “caught up in the storm of being” and when you say ‘mindfulness’ in my opinion even in the eye of this storm by being aware of this divine( creative) energy and submitting ourselves to it, can soothe us or ‘can becalm’ us what do you think?

Scott says: For sure, my dear NIvedita – I feel this too and what an important blessing it is…

 

Alex Fitton on New Poem – Passing…

I’ve just had a read of this. I really enjoyed how death has been looked at in such a different way. Too often it’s about pain and suffering and those left behind. Passing looks at death in a more embracing way. I liked it!

 

Diana Rabb on New Poem – Passing…

Brilliant poem and thanks for sharing!

 

Aleksey Melkozerov on New Poem – Passing…

There was a lot of interest here – I pondered your words for two days.

 

Jacqui Wilson on New Poem – We are all prophets…

Our everyday actions lay the path of what we will become and what we will be known for in this world. Thus, the life lived itself is truly prophetic.

 

Anthony Mondial on New Poem – Passing…

I have read your poems and they are beautiful and inspirational in nature…pleading us to look at Life from the very highest perspective possible…and quite mystical!

 

Jeanne Danielle on New Poem – Passing…

I strongly admire all that you do

 

Jerry Corstens on New Poem – Passing…

I took a look at your latest poem and I think it is very beautiful.

 

Mother Wintermoon on New Poem – Passing…

“Nestled now securely in the glowing casket of your soul,” Oh my, these words, that closing…splendid work of contemplative beauty! Eloquent and wise reflection into the depths of the human soul. (PS I have chronic health issues and still catching up to the last OLN).

 

Lawrence Chikonye on New Poem – Passing…

You are a great poet! Please keep up the good work. I have a deep interest in poetry but haven’t got enough courage to write.

 

Elizabeth on New Poem – Passing…

An elegant and deep reflection, almost too much to take in. One needs to sip it, slowly, like an expensive wine.

Elizabeth

 

Robin on New Poem – Passing…

How well you write of that need to love and be loved Scott. I like to think too that the more you love the more will be your reward.

 

Myrna on New Poem – Passing…

Beautiful. We can all find peace in love.

 

Colleen on New Poem – Passing…

I’m ready for some kite flying.

 

Wendy Bourke on New Poem – Passing…

The close on this piece is incredible. Brilliant writing!

 

ZQ on New Poem – Passing…

Excellent!

 

Sherry Marr on New Poem – Passing…

I love the blanket upon blanket of selflessness…….beautifully done, Scott.

 

Magical Mystery Teacher on New Poem – Passing…

We are all needy, and what we need is love. Happily, it is not too far away from any of us.

 

Bev on New Poem – Passing…

…”runaway kites caught up in a state of being” … So many moments in life are like that. Much to think about in this beautiful poem, Scott!

 

Magaly Guerrero on New Poem – Passing…

Endings can be a terrible thing… or not, depending on how one has danced the Wheel, and what is expected.

 

Gillena on New Poem – Passing…

Have a nice Sunday Scott
Much love…

 

Rommy on New Poem – Passing…

There is a strong sense of comfort and piece throughout the work. It would not be out of place on a memorial.

 

Ayala on New Poem – Passing…

Beautiful and thoughtful piece! Love it!

 

Mary Kling on New Poem – Passing…

I feel the acceptance, the contentment, the readiness for death.
A calm poem on a subject not easy to address.

 

Sanna Rivzi on New Poem – Passing…

This is so incredibly beautiful!❤️ Especially adore; “Blanket upon blanket of selflessness,nestled now securely in the glowing casket of your soul.Where, deep therein forever,lies the warmest and truest of dividends.”

 

Jae Rose on New Poem – Passing…

Wonderfully captured moment and sense of being

 

Julian on New Poem – Passing…

Again I’ve taken great pleasure in reading your writings.

 

Fran Horsley on New Poem – Passing…

Scott, glad you are ‘at it’ again.

Cheers Fran

 

Micki Peluso on New Poem – Passing…

Dear Scottie, this latest treasure describes my life and feelings so well that had I your talent, I might have written it.”Nestled now securely
in the glowing casket of your soul,” leaves me with the most vivid imagery and much to to ruminate on. Your works always leave me with a sense of peace. For that and more, I thank you.

 

Marieta Maglas on New Poem – Passing…

An inner, personal peace within to open the ”doors” of those souls that need the light of God; spreading the Word of Christ, gathering the courage to do it, praying hardly enough; waiting for the prize of salvation, being armed with righteousness in the ”storms of being”, searching for the best ways to spread the word, unveiling and detaching the ”blanket” of badness, that badness that always is caused by the selfish attitude. We pass so quickly through this life…Wonderful poem- thank you for sharing it.

 

WP Newnham on New Poem – Passing…

Heartfelt, touching and gentle release- Well Done…

 

Paulos Ioannou on New Poem – Passing…

In reply to kapardeli eftichia.
Very good Ευτυχία. Ωραία μετάφραση. If interested in poetry you may want to join Poetic Imagination. I am the “owner”.

 

Paulos Ioannou on New Poem – Passing…

Scott, you continue to do right. I especially like this stanza. Keep it up.
An embrace

Of perfect peace

That never fails

To usher in

Its own mysteriously

Unforeseen reward.

 

Rev Robert P. Mitchell on New Poem – Passing…

As always, Scott, your poems touch the soul. “Passing” speaks to all of us “run away kites” that there’s more to life and death than biological realities. Thank you for your beautiful thoughts and words. We all long for:
An embrace
Of perfect peace
That never fails
To usher in
Its own mysteriously
Unforeseen reward.

Thank you.

 

Sunaina Sindhwani on New Poem – Passing…

Oh Scott,wonderful poem. So deep within,please do keep it up…Thanks,regards Sunaina

Neena Sharma on New Poem – Passing…

Wow…What an insightful subtle poesy…What a passing, Scotties Sir…; chasing desires after desires, fruitlessly mindlessly wandering from one to another…At last, man yearns for that eternal Quest for Truth, knowing and perceiving the divinity reverberating within oneself, nestling within our contours…The Lost Pristine Pure attributes of the Soul; viz. Love Peace Purity, Bliss.
Indeed a breath taking Thought provoking Marvel…So poignantly depicted and expressed, touhing one’s soul. Alas…The sad Truth of life unfolded!
Thank You for the poignnt though provoking share…Loved it!
Looking forward to more creative marvels down the line…

Loved the lines…

Blanket upon blanket
Of selflessness,
Nestled now securely
In the glowing casket
Of your soul.
Where, deep therein forever,
Lies the warmest
And truest of dividends.

Salutations to your glowing/Shiny Soul!!

Divine Greetings and Regards
Neena

 

Eric Erb on New Poem – Passing…

Only more mindfulness.
Love this, Scott. It’s a bright spot
Light, balanced against the heaviest.
Blessings to you

 

Lu Ann on New Poem – Passing…

That was beautiful, Scott and I can so easily relate to it.
Thank you for sharing.

 

Sumana Roy on New Poem – Passing…

This is beautiful.”The lingering presence / Of love”…Hope all can feel this in these troubled times…

 

Bekkie Sanchez on New Poem – Passing…

I agree with Timoteo, the first 3 lines are a haiku and the rest is more goodness. There are too many good lines to mention but the last stanza is wonderful. You made death less scary and more comfortable.

 

Carol Zielinski on New Poem – Passing…

What a beautiful and timely poem! In just a short amount of words you get right to the heart of the matter. These are feelings we all share!!

 

Timoteo on New Poem – Passing…

I think the first stanza is poignant enough to work as a poem by itself. (Sometimes less is more.)

 

Bryan Ens on New Poem – Passing…

Indeed, desire fulfillment is much less rewarding in the long run than selflessness.

 

B.K. Mackenzie on New Poem – Passing…

Such a beautiful and thoughtful piece. I never never read your work before. I will read more, I can feel the calm of your soul…bkm

 

John Lysaght on New Poem – Passing…

Time passes, but need not pass us by as fruitless and lost. Seeking peacefulness, a calm, through selfless acts of kindness, love, will
penetrate the soul and pollinate a sense of worth and fulfillment.

 

Lisa C.Miller on New Poem – Passing…

The poem is elegant. Put together very well. The ending is powerful. The words are moving and powerful. Beautifully put as always.

 

Amaya on New Poem – Passing…

I agree how devotion can be a solution. Fine poem, my friend.

 

Lily on New Poem – Passing…

This poem is philosophical, poignant and haunting. Great work. Thanks for sharing.

 

Kaykuala H on New Poem – Passing…

Blanket upon blanket
Of selflessness,
Nestled now securely
In the glowing casket
Of your soul.

The good that one did would be registered in the minds of those who shared such ideals!

Hank

 

Lynn on New Poem – Passing…

We are fragile, needy, fraught with fruitless following of desires but if we learn to love selflessly…well, therein our soul is blanketed with peace. A good passing, I think.

 

Grace on New Poem – Passing…

Lovely ending Scott ~ Thanks for sharing ~

 

Lynn on New Poem – Passing…

Simply beautiful!

 

Dee on New Poem – Passing…

This brought me peace after losing my son. You have an amazing way with descriptive writing to reach ones soul. I have never read a piece of your work, that I didn’t love. Like all your readers. Thank you once again.

 

Efitchia Kapardeli on New Poem – Passing…

Hello Scott,

Wishes for success my friend
Amazing poem from your heart
Thank you very much for your kindness.
Congratulations on mature and sensitive writing

I TRANSLATE YOUR POEM IN GREEK LANGUAGE:

ΠΕΡΑΣΜΑ

Πέρασμα,
τόσο συχνά άκαρπο
μέσα από όλες τις πόρτες
της επιθυμίας της ζωής ,
τόσο λεπτεπίλεπτης , μακρινά βραβεία
που περιστρέφονται και μας πειραζουν ακομα
Όπως οι χαρταετοί
που τρέχουμε να προφθάσουμε
σε μια υπαρκτη θυελλα
που αυτό μόνο με την προσοχή
μπορεί να γίνει.

Ω, για το τέλος
σε τέτοιους αγώνες.
και με ευγενική αφοσίωση
ερχεται ακριβώς αυτό.

Μια αγκαλιά
απολυτης ειρήνης
αυτό ποτέ δεν αποτυγχάνει
για να εισέλθει
στην δική του μυστηριωδη
απρόβλεπτη ανταμοιβή.

Καλυμμενο απο το καλυμα
της ανιδιοτέλειας,
φωλιασμένο τώρα με ασφάλεια
στο λαμπερό βάθος
της ψυχής σου.
όπου, βαθιά εκεί μέσα για πάντα,
είναι το πιο ζεστό
και αληθινό των μερισμάτων.

Η διαρκής παρουσία
της αγάπης
κάτω από το εύθραυστο,
απαραίτητο περίγραμμα όλων μας.

 

Sreeja Harikrishnan on New Poem – Passing…

 

Thot purge on New Poem – Passing…

Selfless love… death… this works at so many levels..

 

Sarah on New Poem – Passing…

The fragile, needy contours – lovely image.

 

No a saint Augustine on New Poem – Passing…

I’d like that first stanza tattooed on my palm, please. I need the reminder. Your poem is so sweet and kind-hearted. Thank you for sharing this!

 

Ω on New Poem – Passing…

“Twist and tease still,
Like runaway kites” … This and the last two stanzas are my favorite parts.

 

Petrujviljoen on New Poem – Passing…

Indeed, death is not an ending. You wrote it well!

 

Marina Sofia on New Poem – Passing…

Particularly liked the ‘fragile, needy contours’ and the somewhat unexpected ‘blanket of selflessness’ (to me a blanket feels like suffocating, while obviously you have thought of it protecting, enfolding, cocooning).

 

Jennifer Wagner on New Poem – Passing…

Your close is gorgeous!

 

Bev on New Poem – Passing…

…”the embrace of perfect peace” … what a beautiful expression. A wonderful and evocative poem.

 

J.T. Smith on New Poem – Passing…

I just read this, your new poem. it is saturated by vitality and secrets of a more balanced existence. So do continue to push the threshold of our dreams.

 

Drew Clausen on New Poem – We are all prophets…

HELLO FELLOW Prophet. What a great idea of writing this is. BARD, storytellers, songwriters, and poets. We are all seeking Knowledge in the greatness of wrotes. And words show the prophetic thoughts of one individual. So in saying everyone can be a prophet great or small in knowledge of words they speak or write even sing or play. All of this is a rhythm of life in written thoughts for future prophets to read and to seek their own meaning in the knowledge of life through the words written by us the present prophet’s, bards, storytellers, songwriters, and poet’s. As we reviewed the past prophet’s of writing in these areas of life. I will not name them all because all one has to do in go to any book and find them there waiting in life. So once again congrats on a PROPHETIC WRITING OF WORDS OF LIFE.

 

Shane T on New Poem – Passing…

Hasting to pass the gates… Brilliant!

 

Drew Clausen on New Image Library at Ephesus… 

NICE PICTURE

 

Drew Clausen on New Image – Paradise island hopping in the Seychelles

NICE PICTURE

 

Drew Clausen on New Poem – Passing…

GLAD to know you are still writing great poems. This I know it takes time to find the right words for great poems. And I know you was working on them to make sure they are great. So Congrats to another great poem.

 

Barry D on New Poem – Passing…

This is a beautiful, eloquent send off… ever mindful of our finite nature…. but not only that, but also a joyful declaration of entering the great sleep.

 

Sarah Russell on New Poem – Passing…

“…In the glowing casket / Of your soul.” Wonderful line, Scott!

 

Jane Dougherty on New Poem – Passing…

Strangely I don’t see death in this poem, simply a renunciation of striving after goals that once obtained lead onto others. We live on a treadmill of satisfied and unsatisfied desires. Peace comes when those desires cease to have any sense. I very much like the message in this poem, selfless in everything is what she should become.

 

Misky on New Poem – Passing…

That last stanza is powerful. A nice, tidy ending.

 

Xenia on New Poem – Passing…

A beautiful poem Scott and so full of love in the way of a true seer ☺

 

John Rachel on New Poem – Passing…

“The lingering presence
Of love
Beneath the fragile,
Needy contours of us all.”

Love the closing lines. Brilliant poem!

 

Kim M. Russell on New Poem – Passing…

Love the lines:
‘Twist and tease still,
Like runaway kites
Caught up
In a storm of being’
and
‘The lingering presence
Of love
Beneath the fragile,
Needy contours of us all’.

 

Bjorn Rudberg on New Poem – Passing…

The image of death as can be a hopeful one, of quiet and a home for the soul. A lovely poem, that make me think that death is not the end…

 

Gayle Walters Rose on New Poem – Passing…

Love your last stanza which holds the truth that I observe…lovely, Scott.

 

Vinita Agrawal on New Poem – Passing…

Wonderful! Love the lines about the best dividends residing in the soul. You have a knack for uncovering the deepest truths of life through your words, Scott. That’s what makes your work immortal. I could come back to this again and again.

 

Munia Khan on New Poem – Passing…

Life itself can take a refreshing deep breath through a poem like this one, Scott! Absolutely amazing work.A real pleasure to read. Thank you very much for yet another finest creation. Very inspirational and full of positive vibes. I love it.

 

Don MacIver on New Poem – Passing…

“Blanket upon blanket
Of selflessness,
Nestled now securely
In the glowing casket
Of your soul.”

I love those lines, Scott! Such poignant pause I experience visiting to engage in your words, always.

 

Don MacIver on New Poem – We are all prophets…

Your title and nine opening lines say so much, Scott. Beautifully expressed! I will revisit this one often. Warmest regards.

 

Don MacIver on New Image – Paradise island hopping in the Seychelles

Another gorgeous location on this Earth you have traveled to Scott! Love that water color!

 

Don MacIver on New Image Library at Ephesus… 

Remarkable structures. Such a fascinating time in history. Thank you for sharing this Scott!

 

JT Smith on New Poem – Passing…

The finality of death does not equate with me. i have difficulty in accepting it. i know it’s the end or rather a new introduction to the afterlife. “Passing” is elegantly stated with the colours of emotions displayed. Life should be experienced fully as does this poem. Scott, continue to grace our white stars with a touch of divine class. I believe the future will offer us more opportunity to relish the sweetest, slightest of ordinary love.

 

Laura Bailey on New Poem – Passing…

Beautiful observations of life’s eternal passages brilliantly told.
Thank you, as ever, so much for sharing your thoughts with all of us.

 

Mahnaz Mohafez on New Image – Library at Ephesus…

Simply Wonderful!

 

Mahnaz Mohafez on New Poem – Passing…

This is our grand mission in this world: To be wise and spread words of wisdom.Thanks for always doing so, Scott Hastie! I enjoyed reading such a thought-provoking poem.

 

Annell Livingstone on New Poem – Passing…

A thoughtful piece…

 

Shari Le Kane Yentumi on New Poem – Passing…

Dear Scott,
This poem, Passing, speaks of the kind of transcendence that mindfulness lends in both state and trait modes, overcoming distractions peacefully while purposefully being present in the moment with selfless joy. Your wisdom is astounding.
Shari

 

Aria Ligi on New Poem – Passing…

This piece works in love and then the finality of death with not only a melancholic thread, but glints of love that what lies beyond is hope not a slide in the drear that most fear.

Secondly, it is tightly written, which give it a punch so that readers may mull over it, ferreting out the nuggets that lie within.

 

Asesh Datta on New Poem – To live a little…

Live and let it not be in reverse as evil.
This moment is so vast and still little we know about it
Death is pleasant and journey of this life if measured
Flower blossom only to wither away after bearing seed
Thanks for the nice words and take care.
Regards

 

Asesh Datta on New Poem – We are all Prophets…

No doubt we are prophets. So are our surroundings full of fragrance, beauty and music.
Yes, we are mystics, with eyes shut, praying for humanity and all living beings.
Are we not saints meditating for the truth to reveal its unbound journey?
God is within me and in every one of us.
Great poem. Regards

 

Yvonne Fan on New Poem – We are all prophets… 

Philosophical and also heartfelt.

A pleasure to read it! Thank you, Scott.

 

Nayanna Chakrbarty on New Poem – To live a little…

Your poems are beautifully crafted.

 

Alice Pan on New Poem – We are all prophets…

Your poem bring the wonderful feeling to the reader!!!

 

Chester Patton on New Poem – To live a little…

I enjoyed this deceptively poem… I’m still meditating on it. Take good care. Cp

 

Lu Ann on New Poem – To live a little…

That is a very nice contemplating piece.

 

John Thomas Dodds on New Poem – We are all prophets…

Carol Ruth Simon says it all, well crafted Scott.

 

Carol Simon on New Poem – We are all prophets…

My Thoughts on ‘We are all Prophets’ When I consider a poem, I start first with the title and ponder there for a bit and this title causes one to ponder. A poem is a thing not just to be read and enjoyed, but to be studied and reflected upon and ‘We are all Prophets’ by Scott Hastie is one such poem. It is profound and reflective in its aspect, deep and meditative. My favourite type of poem is one that provokes deep thought and reflections on life itself because isn’t that what a poem is supposed to do? Cause you to think? A poem can also soothe the soul and be itself a thing of beauty.

The beauty, for me, in this poem lies not only in its rhythmic flow but also in its meaning and in the imagery used to convey that meaning. I couldn’t help myself at the use of the word ‘filigree’. I did a double take on that one. It shifts the mood of the poem [at least in my mind] into an ethereal dimension [I also happen to like the word ‘ethereal’, by the way]. I am not sure why, but that is just how I responded emotionally to ‘filigree’.
I think when you are working with an art form that is as condensed and compact as a poem, words pack power and this one certainly does. It captures the very style and essence of the poem itself – light and delicate in style but woven with meaning. In other words, the poem itself is a filigree.

Another element of this poem that stood out to me is its title, ‘We are all prophets’. Something about that resonated with me that we not only foretell by deciding our destinies but we also forthtell by allowing the lives that we lead to tell a story, “To leave telling traces/Of ourselves” [2nd Stanza].

Hastie has also outdone himself in another little poem titled, ‘To Live a Little’ which to me is either the first or the second chapter or companion poem to ‘We are all Prophets’. I find it to be a little bit more cryptic and I like cryptic. I mean after all what fun is there in a poem without having to decode and decipher meaning. I like a poem that creates a sense of wonder and puzzlement and ‘Live a Little’ does that very much. I ask myself what does the poet mean by ‘the angel’s/Enigmatic smile’? I appreciate the fact that I must sit a while and have a think until its meaning is revealed to me mayhap by finding other clues within the poem itself or possibly by reading other poems by that poet or maybe even by reading the poet’s bio or something external that might offer up some sort of insight.

I read on further to the verse that says, “And such/Are all our hopes, /Freer to flower/Brighter still/When no longer clad thus”. Whew! Okay, let me pause for a bit, here. I do detect a certain existentialist pronouncing [doctrine] here and throughout the rest of the poem as well – in fact, in both poems. Is the poet also hinting at the frailty of man, clad in his mortal shell by use of the word ‘flower’? I do not want to read too much into it; I have gotten into trouble with that before, but the word ‘flower’ does trigger those thoughts or that symbolism, for me. The operative word, here, being ‘me’. It certainly speaks of an ending reality and a shift into another existence – a sort of transcendency, if you will. Love it! I love me a well-crafted poem. The sage is alive and well. Poetry is still alive and well!

Review by Carol Ruth Simon, Indie Author/Poet @ TheWordsmithie.com

 

Unber Shafique on New Poem – We are all prophets…

This is beautiful, especially the opening lines. The end, of course, is very remarkable.

 

Unber on New Poem – To live a little…

To live a little we have to die a little. This sums up life. Beautifully written, Scott.

 

Jacqueline Williams on New Poem – We are all prophets…

So lovely.
I know just how you feel about leaving a mark. When my mother died I realised there was nothing left of her. A huge empty space grew in my heart and I swore that would not happen to my children. My children’s homes are filled with me in the guise of paintings, drawings, poetry, journals written just for them and now I’m writing novels.
I adore this poem for it speaks volumes to my heart. thanks JAQ

 

Peggy Woods on New Poem – To live a little…

Beautiful poem regarding the movement of our soul through this life into the next. I really liked it!

 

Fran Horsley on New Poem – Every new day…

I love this poem. Your poetry is Inspirational Scott and as I commented before you are definitely a Wordsmith. Whatever you do in your search and living for Spiritual truths, please keep sharing and never Stop writing. Bless You.
Fran Horsley.

 

Sahar Tavakoli on New Poem – We are all prophets…

I always enjoy reading your wonderful lines. always full of love and original feelings, so authentic and peaceful.

 

Jeff Witcher on New Poem – We are all prophets…

This is such a beautiful poem! You are very gifted. A very poignant message.

 

Emanuela Zanchi on New Poem – We are all prophets…

Such a touching poem!

 

Dale E.Manolakas on New Poem – We are all prophets…

A very moving poem

 

Lisa Roche on New Poem – We are all prophets…

Beautiful..

 

Adolfo Rico on New Poem – We are all prophets…

So the Prophets have come down the mountains. Ergo we learn from accumulated knowledge humanity shares with all. Keen insight of the human mind in this poem. Job well done. Tip of my hat to you Sir!

 

Aamir Yousaf on New Poem – We are all prophets…

Nice…

Commander Rajesh Nair on New Poem – We are all prophets…

Peace be with you Scott Hastie, extremely prophetic choice of words…

 

Jeff Witcher on New Poem – We are all prophets…

I love your poems

 

Aria Ligi on New Poem – We are all prophets…

As always Scottie reminds us with such lyrical quality about the intrinsic things in life.

In his passage:

“Thus do all our lives
Become
An enduring tapestry
Of pointed moments,
Albeit seeded with loss,
The ache of which will pass
Whilst such sweet emotion
Remains.”

You can feel the meter flow, which is what all good poetry is about, for it breathes while at the same time effusing meaning.

 

Caron Kamps Widden on New Poem – We are all prophets…

Loved your new poem. True words, feeling more this way as life marches on, there’s a kind of peace that comes with living through the trajectory of life. Happy Writing! You’re very good, indeed:) Caron

 

Harvey Sagar on New Poem – We are all prophets…

I love the depth of emotion expressed in this poem.

 

Janene Marie Richardson on New Poem – We are all prophets…

What a beautiful way to express prophecy – peace to you Scott and I would love to read more of your work. Janene Maree (The New Switzerland Project International)

 

Shari Le Kane Yentumi on New Poem – We are all prophets…

…like tattoos of lingering sorrow that fade in the light of tomorrow.

 

Magical Mystery Teacher on New Poem – We are all prophets…

I’m sure all of us have dealt with “the absolute truth of raw emotions” at least once (but probably many times).

 

Kaykuala on New Poem – We are all prophets…

Etched on our heart,
Left behind, Radiant
As pathways to tomorrow.

One finally gets to see some designated guide-
lines to towards wanting to resolve the stalemate!

Hank

 

Bryan Ens on New Poem – We are all prophets…

Oh indeed, we want to be remembered long after we are gone…but will we be remembered for good or for ill… Or will we be remembered at all?

 

Paul Scribbles on New Poem – We are all prophets…

Pebbles of light in the pond of life…eternal ripples.

 

Totomai on New Poem – We are all prophets…

Indeed, Scott. Our voices need to be heard at times, as well as our own prophecies.

 

Elizabeth on New Poem – We are all prophets…

I too, believe we are prophets fueled by the energy to create and contemplate our existence and its meaning. Finding meaning in that doing.

Elizabeth

 

Beckie Sanchez on New Poem – We are all prophets…

We all want to be remembered. Life is so bittersweet but we only go around once.

 

Colleen on New Poem – We are all prophets…

We are surely stitching our stories together, and much intersects. Thanks for this word weaving.

 

CC on New Poem – We are all prophets…

The whole thing is beautiful, but the stanza that most resonated with me is this one:

“Thus do all our lives
Become
An enduring tapestry
Of pointed moments,
Albeit seeded with loss,
The ache of which will pass
Whilst such sweet emotion
Remains.”

 

In a season of deep loss right now myself, I certainly hope to find that the ache will pass and that nothing but sweet emotion will remain. Such a beautiful thought. Thank you.

Julian on New Poem – We are all prophets…

I enjoyed reading this piece, Scott.

 

Gillena on New Poem – We are all prophets…

Yes we weave by trust, acceptance and hope.

Thank you Scott

much love…

 

Sherry Marr on New Poem – We are all prophets…

I resonate with leaving traces of ourselves behind……. Maybe why we write more as the years go by and time grows more finite…….. A beautiful poem, Scott, as always.

 

Bev on New Poem – We are all prophets…

True. When we’re gone, what remains is in the memory of those whose lives we’ve touched along the way. Beautifully written!

 

Ayala on New Poem – We are all prophets…

Just as lovely to read it again 🙂

 

Mary Kling on New Poem – We are all prophets…

Prophets of our own existence — I really like that!

 

Sumana Roy on New Poem – We are all prophets…

I have seen life as enduring tapestry of pointed moments…so beautifully put…

 

Anna on New Poem – We are all prophets…

Beautiful insightful words.

 

Edit on New Poem – We are all prophets…

Beautiful, very inspiring poem!

 

Imelda on Whoo! Hoo! – One million…

Congratulations! 🙂

 

Imelda on New Poem – We are all prophets…

Lovely and poignant words. 🙂

 

Hilary Dawe on New Poem – We are all prophets…

I was quite taken aback by the poetry on your website – your work is sublime, and seems to reach so deep into the human condition to truths that belie all our existences somehow. I honour your creative process, dedication and productivity and your ability to complete the cycle…

 

Nivedita Yohana on New Poem – We are all prophets…

I read your beautiful poem and the emotions flowing through the poem really captivated me. The opening lines of the poem are really stunning when you ask rhetorically ” We are all prohpets of our own existence” indeed! I really love the idea that you compare life to an “enduring tapestry” woven with various hues intricately and ‘intimately’ that we all have to endure ” The absolute truth…Of raw emotions”. I indeed look up to you so reverently for the fact that despite the pain, suffering and yearning which is inevitable there is always a sense of that eternal hope, optimism, dream and a promise of a “Tomorrow” in your being which is of course reflected in your works. I really needed this today to cheer me up and gather my strength and be reminded of your sweet and powerful energy that has been nourishing me. Thank you so much.

 

WP Newnham on New Poem – We are all prophets…

As heartfelt and prescient as always

 

Xenia on New Poem – We are all prophets…

Beautifully written Scott, I love ‘the filigrees of real meaning’ and the raw emotions etched on our heart as ‘the pathways of tomorrow’

 

Jason on New Poem – We are all prophets…

A beautiful example of how economy of words, carefully chosen, is inversely proportional to the profundity of the sentiment relayed ~peace, Jason

 

Bob Mitchell on New Poem – We are all prophets…

Your poetry touches the heart, and reflects your gentle, loving nature.
Thank you for your uplifting words.

 

Banu on New Poem – We are all prophets…

I think we are somehow living in the past present and future tenses, woven together in our story narrative of a “one life”

 

Dr Jelka Samsom on New Poem – We are all prophets…

Being in touch with our “raw emotions” is no easy thing for us “civilised” people of the 21st century….reconnecting with these emotions and finding our true individuality makes us all “prophets of our own existence”, indeed!! Beautiful, as ever, dear Scott!

 

Marina Sofia on New Poem – We are all prophets…

Goodness, these verses are so beautiful:
Amidst the endless sway
Of needs and desire,
Delicate patterns made,
Filigrees of real meaning
I wonder though, at times, if filigree might be too delicate, too subtle a pattern, and that’s why so many of us miss it and go with the endless sway instead…

 

Glenn Buttkus on New Poem – We are all prophets…

To take your well-stated premise a bit further, after we acknowledge that we are spirit that uses a body (not the converse), that as cosmic entities we are much more beautiful & powerful than we give ourselves credit for, or even are aware of–then hell yes, we can acknowledge past lives, and accept our own blueprint for each life we live.

 

Ayala on New Poem – We are all prophets…

Lovely poem!

 

Thotpurge on New Poem – We are all prophets…

Prophets Of our own existence… Yes. absolutely!

 

Arcadia Maria on New Poem – We are all prophets…

Beautifully written. 🙂

 

Mark on New Poem – We are all prophets…

I guess we are all prophets, Scott. I hadn’t looked at it that way before.

 

Frank Hubeny on New Poem – We are all prophets…

I liked the idea at the end that the truth of our raw emotions are pathways to tomorrow.

 

Grace on New Poem – We are all prophets…

Love the ending words Scott ~ May our paths be bright with seeds for tomorrow

 

Gayle Walters Rose on New Poem – We are all prophets…

I love these poignant words, Scottie: “Thus do all our lives/Become/An enduring tapestry/Of pointed moments,/Albeit seeded with loss,…” A very meaningful write…thank you for sharing.

 

Sanaa on New Poem – We are all prophets…

lovely

 

Bev on New Poem – We are all prophets…

I love the phrase “pathway to tomorrow”. I enjoyed your beautiful poem!

 

Bjorn Rudberg on New Poem – We are all prophets…

I hope we can be the prophet of our own existence… I find that way to many spend their time being prophet of others… forgetting themselves. Great thoughs here Scott.

 

Neena Sharma on New Poem – We are all prophets…

How insightful Scottie sir…Indeed The Tapestry of each’s life has two things to offer…Some Beautiful moments to cherish; yet other things as past hurt and pain are Experiences/Lessons, that propel us to forge ahead, becoming stronger with each lesson to learn. So each human is an architect as well as a Prophet of his/her life.
The radiant Truth of our Life shapes our tomorrow. So Move on, Let go, stop not!

Use your Past Experiences and Stumbling blocks as Stepping Stones to Success and Victory. Success and Victory, our Birthright; after all we are the Master almighty, the Blessed Children of the Almighty Authority(Our Supreme Father) Himself. Thus, turn each pain or wound into smooth pathway to Success, for a brighter tomorrow.
Beautiful and inspiring, as always… Scott sir. Bravo!

Congrats! Divine Greetings and Regards

 

Rommy on New Poem – We are all prophets…

I like the idea of being prophets of our existence. There’s a lot of intriguing imagery just brought up with the phrase. And you developed the idea of it quite nicely

 

John Elabe on New Poem – We are all prophets…

Very interesting..

 

Arnost Vevoda on New Poem – We are all prophets…

This latest endeavour truly touched my heart. As I inferred in one of my own works, we all leave imprints on others even after we’re gone. However your last stanza eluded me somewhat – something about leaving behind raw emotions and blossoming into something of virtue. I cannot relate it to my own powder keg of emotions and don’t know if its helpful to anyone now or in the future. Otherwise good stuff and may I truthfully say your latest piece ins my favourite, probably because it coincides with my personal pilgrimage. Scott, thanks for sharing and may God bless you.

 

Georgette Larue on New Poem – We are all prophets…

Thanks very much for touching my mind and fingers too! so deeply to start thinking about commenting on your work.

 

 

Parlay on New Poem – We are all prophets…

I loved it. As I live it ✨✨

 

Rochelle Soetan on New Poem – We are all prophets…

Gratitude for always bestowing this clairvoyance on the page, and in the presence of such discernment. Your poetry always permeates my spirit like the sun. Thank you for sharing your light. – Rochelle

 

Sukhneet Kaur Bhatti on New Poem – We are all prophets…

Hi Scott,

Just been through your poetry. So deep and intense.

 

Sue Vincent on New Poem – We are all prophets…

Beautiful, Scott.

 

Munia Khan on New Poem – We are all prophets…

You truly are a great prophet poet of wisdom and light dear Scott! I adored this excellent work filled with positive thoughts of inspiration. You never fail to amaze us! Thank you for this finest creation. And I love your wonderful image as well. You look great as always!

 

Mbizo Chirasha on New Poem – We are all prophets…

Great , deep voice there brother. Powerful work man. Keep going. You such an inspiration in my work area. You are a real pioneer. Your blog has presence and real ambiance.

 

Sreeja Harikrishnan on New Poem – We are all prophets…

Beautiful… Insightful!!

 

Sunaina Sindhwani on New Poem – We are all prophets…

Wonderful Scott,

It’s amazing how come you add life to your lines,I think only you can do that. Thanks for such a beautiful poem.

 

Sukhneet on New Poem – We are all prophets…

Wow! Love the poem Scott. I wish even I could write a poetry some day. All the best for your future endeavors.

Greetings!!
Sukhneet

 

Lyle Fleury on New Poem – We are all prophets…

Life with its moments of being on a mountain top and other moments in a valley, I can and always will place my mental,physical and spiritual being in the energy of light of a higher awareness.

 

Jon Mukand on New Poem – We are all prophets…

Congratulations on your ongoing literary work.
A pleasure to read your latest offering!

 

Duncan Kariuki on New Poem – We are all prophets…

Wow! This is awesome Scott.

 

Sana Asif on Recent Writing…

Hi Scott, Just found your website and I am really enchanted by your poems.

I am quoting your lines that made me stop and think.

“So tell that to the trees,
Who’ve seen it all
Countless times before
And can only stand apart In the meadow of life
And wait”

 

Robbie Shantz Robinson on New Poem – We are all prophets…

As always, Scott, insight into the emotional constructs of the human psyche is well demonstrated in another one of your visually poetic prose.

 

Mary Bach on New Poem – We are all prophets…

The archaic language (whilst, tis) help give the sense of timelessness.

 

John David Lionel Brook on New Poem – We are all prophets…

Your work always inspires me to reach for the stars. Gracias.

 

Rebecca O’Donnell on New Poem – We are all prophets…

I’m so glad to read your beautiful new poem. As always, it came at a perfect time. Thank you.

 

Paul Bowles on New Poem – We are all prophets…

Beautifully said Scott, this poem leaves a trail towards our own unfolding, like a sounding board for our soul, thank you for sharing it.

 

Sayed Rohani on New Poem – We are all prophets…

Impressive. Truly, we all leave traces behind, but let them always be beautiful, not ugly.

 

Myrna on New Poem – We are all prophets…

Nice. I think we all leave traces of ourselves and if we allow our emotions to be, they express our truth. Lovely writing.

 

Rachelgrace Adams on New Poem – We are all prophets…

Once again Scott, right to the heart…Love this poem.

 

Paulos Ioannou on New Poem – We are all prophets…

Very thoughtful and excellent imagery. keep at it.

 

Rebecca O’Donnell on New Poem – We are all prophets…

You remind us about ourselves, and what a beautiful tapestry we each are. Keep singing poetry, Word Master. Beautiful.

 

Duncan on New Poem – We are all prophets…

Awesome one.I connect well with it

 

Fran Horsley on New Poem – We are all prophets…

What can I say except such raw Truth and Beauty entwined by a Wordsmith with his once broken Soul( the lessons learned and still learning) so honestly is Healing Balm for us all!
Thank you Scott!

 

Mahnaz Mohafez on a touching review…

Great review of a superb work by Scott Hastie!

 

Mahnaz Mohafez on Happy New Year everyone…

Wonderful!

 

Mahnaz Mohafez on New Poem – We are all prophets…

Spectacular shots

 

Mahnaz Mohafez on New Poem – We are all prophets…

Thank you very much for sharing such wonderful poem at the beginning of this beautiful spring.I enjoyed reading it.

 

Don MacIver on New Poem – We are all prophets…

“To leave telling traces Of ourselves Wherever we can…” How truly wonderful this poem is Scott!

You have such a gift, your words so meaningful and they draw our emotional response.

 

Ronee Henson on New Poem – We are all prophets…

As always, your new poem touched me deeply.
You speak to your reader’s hearts !!!

 

John Lysaght on New Poem – We are all prophets…

I just finished reading this vibrant poem that speaks to me about how we, as caretakers of our existence, leave behind radiant parts of all of us, which endure, completing the circle. Scott, the imprint we leave behind is also a strong influence in my writing. It is there for others to unlock.

 

Jon Mukand on New Poem – We are all prophets…

A pleasure to read your latest offering

 

Alexandra Psaropoulou on New Poem – We are all prophets…

Wonderful work

 

Don MacIver on Whoo! Hoo! One million visits…

So very impressive Scott! What an enormous milestone yet not surprisingly so!

Warmest regards.

 

Don MacIver on New Image – Crossing the Andes…

Very striking images Scott. These photos remind me so much of my own homeland here in British Columbia, Canada. The incredibly rugged terrain of the multitude of mountain ranges made for great challenges in road and highway construction in earlier times.

Weather and slides make for treacherous passage and closures for days on end.

Interesting that even in their stark appearance through these photos there is beauty.

 

Don MacIver on a touching review …

Every word so worthy its due consideration Scott. You instill so much of what humanity needs desperately in this day. I read “Threads” with emotion and the gift of a great and promising journey. You live and breathe the essence of live through the ‘fine art’ of writing.

By the way, my sincere compliments to your photographer…gorgeous visuals of yourself and your surroundings one and all.

Cheers my friend.

 

Don MacIver on New Poem – We are all prophets…

Once again I am so drawn to your words Scott.

“And come what may,
Tis always
Such noble ambition
To leave telling traces
Of ourselves
Wherever we can…”

Most of us yearn to leave those traces. You most certainly have done so my friend. Beautiful.

Warmest regards.

 

Luckman on New Poem – We are all prophets…

Thank you, Scott.

 

John Rachel on New Poem – We are all prophets…

Much needed reminder of the blessings we sometimes fail to see and appreciate.

“Etched on our heart,
Left behind,
Radiant,
As pathways to tomorrow.”

Stunning!

 

JT Smith on New Poem – We are all prophets…

Scott, this is luminous and so enlightening. To be a modern artist is challenging but this verse comes from a place of golden love. Each line resonates. There is no filler. It seems that your wordplay is evolving higher past the greatest oceans. I have a.new poem to share with u. Take care of that beautiful soul that continues to grow and pollinate.

 

Laura Bailey on New Image – Crossing the Andes…

Love the new photos! Thank you Scott so very much! 🙂

 

Laura Bailey on New Poem – We are all prophets…

Brilliant!! Thank you Scott so much for sharing!

 

Laura Laveglia on New Poem – We are all prophets…

Very poignant, deep poem! Yes my friend we are all prophets positive and negative.
It’s every human on this Earth leaving their mark.
This one is a beauty!!

 

Satish Kumar Shukla on New Poem – We are all prophets…

“Aham brahm asmi”

“Tatt Twam asi!”

For the benefit of those who do not know Sanskrit, the two quotes above from Vedic Indian tradition mean much the same as our good poet is at pains to explain. Of course, it is lovely poetry.

 

Carol Zielinski on New Poem – We are all prophets…

So touching and insightful!! Another great poem!

 

Carol Chasmar on New Poem – We are all prophets…

Beautiful Scott, and very poignant xxx

 

Sara Talin on New Poem – We are all prophets…

Lovely

 

Diane Mills on New Poem – We are all prophets…

Beautiful my dear friend…

 

Annell Livingston on New Poem – We are all prophets…

Perfect!!!

 

Mbizo Chirasha on New Poem – To live a little…

Such soothing , soul rending and interactive poetry.

 

Mbizo Chirasha on About…

Dear Scottie brother new friend, poet and excellent writer. I am a young man still rising. I am humbled with your excellent way of using words. You have a mesmerizing art of words. You are committed and dedicated to your work. You inspire and whisper in us maturity and true literary fellowship.

 

Author of India Was One on New Poem – To live a little…

Nice poem…

 

Sunaina Sindhwani on New Poem – To live a little…

Awesome lines Scott,you have sum up the life in your beautiful poetry,thanks for a new vision towards life,great work,keep it up!!!!

 

Janene on New Poem – To live a little…

I really like this section – “To crack open The coded chronicles a” – because it reminds me of a great library. Nice poetry Scott

 

Georgette Jumaye Larue on New Poem – To live a little…

Well these poems are written with great passion and intelligence, how ever i love the part journey there’s so many journey in our mind ,as a poet we sometimes makes the journey for our fellows ordinary friends and families,which is why we are call advance poet of our times modern poetry is making great progress in this crazy world.So i must say it’s take my breathe away to read these lines. perfect so true ,this journey.

 

Ansrlmo on New Poem – To live a little…

Beautiful, especially the first 4 lines.

 

Alexandra Rhodes on New Poem – A sheen…

Finally found some time to relax and enjoy some reading to day. Your writing is beautiful. This really resonated with me:

“All we’ve come to know,
To touch the essence of,
Leaving behind a memory,
A presence of its own.

Energies That eventually settle,
Coming to rest somehow
In the very fabric
Of who we are.”

Especially as I feel we have a collective consciousness as a species 😉 Literally imprinting memory and instinct onto the ether!

I enjoy your style of writing, as you may tell I am more performance orientated.

 

Sahil on New Poem – To live a little…

Good Poem Sir, appreciate your work, can you please help my learning of guest posting

 

Rochelle Soetan on Whoo! Hoo! One Million!!…

Super congrats my friend!!!! Blessings like a river.

 

Satish Kumar Shukla on Whoo! Hoo! One Million!!…

Congratulations! It’s a joy- your success. I do always relish your ‘delicacies’ as of belles lettres. Wonderful savours indeed. Thanks. Turn to turns’ tides, there, look, friend! The high tides turning on on life’s abstruse seashores…

 

Shari Le Kane Yetumi on Whoo! Hoo! One Million!!…

Well done!!!

 

Olyn Warfield on Whoo! Hoo! One Million!!…

Congratulations! Wishing you continued success.

 

Robert Mukiibi on Whoo! Hoo! One Million!!…

congrats Scott!!That’s a very big achievement,a gleam of hard work and dedication of your craft and desire to uplift readers through what you write.

 

Okechukwu Okugo on Whoo! Hoo! One Million!!…

Scott congrats for the target you have hit in your website. I have shared the post to enable you achieve more. Keep riding on in great achievements.

 

Muna Khan on Whoo! Hoo! One Million!!…

Such a joyous news Scott! So happy for you. Amazing website of yours. Very well deserved. Big Congratulations !

 

David Baldwin on Whoo! Hoo! One Million!!…

Wonderful news Scottie

 

Debbie Stirling on Whoo! Hoo! One Million!!…

Amazing my darling ! Well done ❤️

 

Aria Ligi on Whoo! Hoo! One Million!!…

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I know that is a huge milestone for you.

 

Carol Zielinski on Whoo! Hoo! One Million!!…

One million visits … Wow! Well deserved….your work is always amazing in poetry and photography!!

 

Michael Green on Whoo! Hoo! One Million!!…

Many congratulations. X

 

Jeremy Meakin on Whoo! Hoo! One Million!!…

Brilliant Scott

 

Gilda Evans on Whoo! Hoo! One Million!!…

Congrats!

 

Michelle Lomman on Whoo! Hoo! One Million!!…

Congratulations !

 

Laura Bailey on Whoo! Hoo! One Million!!…

Hi Scottie, That is wonderful news!!

 

Mahnaz Mohafez on Whoo! Hoo! One Million!!…

Congratulations!

 

Natasa on Recent Writing…

As always very beautifully written, I love that journey of the soul.

 

Robert Mukiibi on New Poem – A sheen…

Insightful and evocative.Good poems must evoke pictures of a writer’s emotional and mental imaginations when read.
And I can see the light of life gleaning through every line.

 

John Elabe on New Poem – To live a little…

I liked your poems, they are so good

 

Mickey Pamo on New Poem – To live a little…

A match for any Wordsworthian music

 

Micki Peluso on New Poem – To live a little…

Dear Scottie, I feel your frustration, fear of the unknown barely clothed in hope, caused in part by a tumultuous year of death bathing the entire earth in its evil… an evil never before felt to this degree. Hope jumps out from flowers but we all know their bloom is short. Is this to be our destiny? May our Creator save us from ourselves.

 

Thomas Pennington on New Poem – To live a little…

Your poem is about living without fear, at least I took that from it.

 

Sean Michael on New Poem – To live a little…

This is particularly well written. I especially like the first two lines.

 

Zee Shan on New Poem – To live a little…

I am really pleased to have this connection with such a great person, I am very interested in poetry and its depth, because poetry is always the most concise, distilled and beautiful way of explaining entire life and experience.

I read your poems, and that shows You have a great poet and kind human inside you. 🙂 I always admire poets and have so much respect for them and I am therefore really feeling so good and happy to have conection with you. I would love to promote your poems, because they really deserve to be famous like a shining star.

May you live a longer, healthy and more wealthy life, You made my new year good 🙂 Stay blessed.

 

Laura Laveglia on New Image – Autumn begins at home…

Simply gorgeous! Do you house a “Secret Garden” also? I feel a beautiful poem is waiting to be woken amidst your haven!!!

 

Laura Laveglia on New Poem – To live a little…

Hello! Another beautiful, poignant piece! Your words speak truth.
“To live a little you have to die a little”!
It gives us appreciation and gratitude!!

Thank you for another philosophical ingestion.

 

Diane Burrows on New Poem – To live a little…

Much enjoyed this poem. It could be self-pitying but, instead, it is positive. I too love the metaphors and will read more.

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