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

 

Banu Bidarkund on New Poem – See How…

Seems like a heavenly River flowing through the valley of Paradise after deep reflection of a reassured Soul lived a life full of purpose.. Thanks Scott for your reminder for this

 

Abdur Rahman on New Poem – See How…

I was very happy to read your beautiful poem. I am waiting for new one from you.

 

Russel Abdur Rahman on New Poem – See How…

Of how,

In a single lifetime,

One could never oneself

Accumulate

Such knowing grace,

Gather up such melody,

Nor offer such endless

Nourishment.

This gets my attention. Thanks poet for this poem.

 

Josip Ergoviv on New Poem – See How…

It touches… not just the brain but the soul; through archetypal truths – originally observed and expressed – to a sincere intimacy, intimate enough to surpass individuality.

 

Carol Burt on New Poem – See How…

I read your poem and found it a wonderful uplifting piece, with a slight shadow of melancholy. Remembering the moonlight swim, and running like (young) wild horses across a field are both poignant stimuli which recall a carefree youth that, alas, isn’t coming back to me!

I enjoyed your poem and look forward to reading more of your work. Thank you for freely sharing it.

 

Mary Dahl on New Poem – See How…

Scott, Thank you for sharing your adventure and photos of the Holy Land Also, your most recent poem, so touching. Keep spreading the good!

 

Dr Jelka Samsom on New Poem – See How…

Dear Scott,

Your poem offers knowledge, music and food to the soul. Thank you again!

 

Don MacIver on New Images – Holy Land…

Thank you for sharing these striking images once again, Scott! You are blessed for this worldly travel and even a glimpse of the experience is most inspiring.

 

Don MacIver on New Images – Jordan…

Such amazing old world charm and earthly significance.

 

Don MacIver on New Image – Ripples…

Wow, Scott, what stunning colour, soothing translucence. Beautifully done!

 

Don MacIver on New Poem – See How …

And amen to that wonderful dream. Beautifully reflecting the essence, Scott!

 

Munia Khan on New Poem – See How…

A crystal clear work of beauty and serenity of life, Scott. Always amazing to enlighten my soul with your excellent versified creation. Love this piece so much.

 

Neena Sharma on New Poem – See How…

How touching and insightful as ever, Scottie sir… You nailed it so subtly and pensively. I loved these lines… So meaningfully sublime:

“To dream

That one day

Within

Such a river might flow”

Indeed, each one of us, yearns for an eternally flowing life nourishment which should never end… But Alas Life is short and ephemeral. Yet accepting the visceral Truth we could tap our potentialities to the hilt during our lifespan, setting myriad dimensions and milestones for ourselves, while making hay in the sunshine.
So Wonderful, ending on a positive note… Wistfully penned by the pensive poet, Scott sir!
Bravo…

WARM GREETINGS AND REGARDS
Fondly
Neena

 

Maureen Scanlon on New Poem – See How…

I enjoyed this.

 

Sapphire Eagle on New Poem – See How…

Scott:

There are haunting lines with the rippling melody that an enchanting stream evoke.

Beautifully rendered.

 

Rall on New Poem – See How…

Serene like the soft flow of a river streaming through our veins…our life blood.

 

Thotpurge on New Poem – See How…

That river within is a beautiful thought – completely resonated with me.

 

Old Egg on New Poem – See How…

I have to agree with everyone at how beautifully you wrote this poem, Scott.

 

Lee San on New Poem – See How…

Such wise words. liked your metaphor of a river for life itself.
thank you.

 

Shobana Gomes on New Poem – See How…

Gorgeous imagery Scott, thank you!

 

Wendy Bourke on New Poem – See How…

A beautiful, meditative piece, that gives pause and confers serenity (especially read aloud).

 

Slarueb on New Poem – See How…

Very nice Scott.

 

Colleen on New Poem – See How…

Nice flow. I feel the joining together for the journey.

 

Magaly Guerrero on New Poem – See How…

“Still here
With the chance
Of some
Sweet release though.”

Thank goodness for those small chances, the ones that let us come out of ourselves, share, and receive.

 

Rosemary Nissen-Wade on New Poem – See How…

Such wonderful things, rivers – both literally and symbolically.

 

Chrissa on New Poem – See How…

Vivid transference from the light as part of the water to internal reflection and growth.

 

Truedessa on New Poem – See How…

Your poetry is fluid, I feel I am riding on a gentle river of reflection. There is a sense of calmness that the reader can feel. That river is within us all we need do is open the gate and let it flow within our veins.

 

Rommy on New Poem – See How…

I know I always appreciate it when I’m in that “flow” –when my artistic expressions hit that level of effortless and I’m going along for the ride. There’s a certain addictive quality to it too, making us creatives sort of like junkies craving that next hit.

 

Magical Mystery Teacher on New Poem – See How…

May we all discover the river within us!

 

Mary on New Poem – See How…

Beautiful reflection looking inward and outward! Always glad to see you, Scott.

 

Mary on New Images – recent trip to the Holy Land…

Hi Scott, I enjoyed very much your photos of the Holy Land. I was in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem in spring. I recognized a few places on your photos. Smiles. I wish you had labeled the photos….as there were some that I wished I knew where they had been taken! I would love to go back again – loved the food!! And so much more to see. Thanks for sharing.

 

Sherry Marr on New Images – recent trip to the Holy Land…

What BEAUTIFUL photos. I made a quick little trip there, while i looked at them. Smiles.

 

Cynthia Saarie on New Poem – See How…

Nice job, Scott.

 

Kerfe on New Poem – See How…

Light dances beautifully.

 

Jeff on New Poem – See How…

A lyrical portrayal of sorrow and despair, but alas, in the end, you have left us hopeful.

Flows so smoothly.

Nice!

 

Rositca Lyamchiva on New Poem – See How…

I have read your poem and liked it very much. Your words are strong and true.

 

Saumya Dixit on New Poem – See How…

Sir! I am your big fan!

Love your work!

 

Irene on New Poem – See How…

Love the momentum being caught up in your poetry:
“Becoming
The very essence
Of life and motion itself,
Effortlessly tapping
Into timeless truths
That, once absorbed,
Echo right back
At you
More than ever before.”

Thanks for sharing!

 

Marilyn on New Poem – See How…

You paint the most beautiful pictures with your words Scott. Amazing!

 

Lee A. Meiser on New Poem – See How…

Reminds me of Carl Sandburg’s quotations:
“Poetry
is an echo
asking a
shadow
to dance.”

Beautiful ending, Scott

 

Rev.Ida Luz Diaz on New Poem – See How…

Eloquent ❣

 

Sapphire Eagle on New Poem – See How…

Wonderful!

 

Laura Bloomsbury on New Poem – See How…

A most melodic meditation on the stream of water/life and the gentlest of regrets

“One could never oneself
Accumulate
Such knowing grace,
Gather up such melody,
Nor offer such endless
Nourishment..”

 

Susan Boury Rouchard on New Poem – See How…

Beautifully put. The essence of natural order.

 

Mahnaz Mohafez on New Artwork – Ripples…

Very good…

 

Mahnaz Mohafez on New Poem – See How…

Life goes on beautifully as your verse goes,dear Scott! Your words of wisdom touch every heart profoundly and make ever eye see the eternal light of joy. Thanks for sharing!

 

Bev on New Poem – See How…

Lovely thoughts,Scott. I suspect most of us have the river within. it’s just that it’s gone underground!, submerged by the detritus of life.

 

Gillena on New Poem – See How…

Your poem begins on a note of joy, Luv Verse 3 best of all. Thanks for inviting me to read

much love…

 

JT Smith on New Images– Recent visit to the Holy Land

i too have been seeking more illumination. the other evening The Darjeeling Limited was on the telly. it featured 3 brothers who are on a spiritual journey through the landscape of India. it evoked and made me rethink how precious our Earth is. i hope your own adventures in the Holy Land illuminated whatever enlightened consciousness existed in that space.

Shalom Haver

 

JT Smith on New Poem – See How…

my dear friend from across the sea

how the words dance this timeless (e)motion like water. the stanza builds and flows out till the last line of the river. i notice how the act of seeing can affect how the senses interpret Nature & its elements. a trance-like meditation on Life’s wisdom indeed. i adore this poem with such ageless beauty, elegance, & grace. you are the Seeker like myself. we mine the same golden & silvery drops. Philosophy is a treasure as is this lilting piece of high Art. Bravo maestro.

 

Xenia Tran on New Poem – See How…

A beautiful meditation Scott

 

Frank Hubeny on New Poem – See How…

I like how those truths “once absorbed,

Echo right back”

 

Ken Gierke on New Poem – See How…

All of this builds builds really well on those silvery edges of rushing water in your first stanza, a place of in-between – within oneself, yet a necessary part of the whole.

 

Jane Dougherty on New Poem – See How…

Restful and peaceful poem, Scott, flows like a river. We had similar thoughts.

 

Sanaa Rizvi on New Poem – See How…

This is incredibly gorgeous writing, Scott 🙂 Especially love; “The stream’s silvery edge, reflected light dances on the surface of rushing water. Becoming the very essence of life and motion itself.”❤️

 

Jade Li on New Poem – See How…

As beautiful as the silvery edges of the water <3

 

Glenn Buttkus on New Poem – See How…

Nice to catch one of your poems, and to get a glimpse of you. I like the idea that reflections can have grace.

 

Bjorn Rudberg on New Poem – See How…

I really love the way you took the river into a metaphor for how a life should be lived… I have always loved the thought of being a bit like water… maybe ending up in the sea.

 

Lillian Hallberg on New Poem – See How…

Love this piece…

 

Mohammad Ali on New Poem – See How…

Very lovely and beautiful
It’s deep so it touches my heart and mind
I loved it when you say : the stream’s silvery edge… the dancing of rushing water.

 

Rev. Rob B. Mitchell on New Poem – See How…

As always, Scott, you easily manage to touch our heartstrings. This poem finds profundity in simplicity. Brilliant as always. It’s an honor to know you, even across the pond! Blessings and many thanks! — Bob

 

Ali Grimshaw on New Poem – See How…

Reflective words woven together beautifully.

 

Ron Ames on New Poem – See How…

Beautiful, wonderful share and insight Scott, Thank You!

 

Patricia Wolf on New Poem – See How…

I know where my river of life comes… the Lord Jesus Maker of all. Lovely reflective piece. Hard not to write when nature calls.

 

Sunaina Sindhwani on New Poem – See How…

For me, its the masterpiece of your work, touching everyone’s life at the core.
So deep, but still unrevealing the absolute truth of life.
Keep up the good work.
Congratulations..Sunaina

 

Muskhaan Warsi on New Poem – See How…

I have read this poem and I loved it. You did really great job. I wish you’ll achieve great success in future.

 

Allison Miller Constantino on New Poem – See How…

Such wonderful, powerful insights!

 

Leaa Glaseen on New Poem – See How…

I also enjoyed Pain Passes. Good Luck!

 

Dominic Windram on New Poem – See How…

I completely agree with your perceptive comments Aria. Exceedingly well done Scott!!!

 

Laura Bailey on New Images – recent visit to the Holy Land

Wonderful collection of photographs.
Thank you Scott so very much for sharing !!

 

Laura Bailey on New Poem – See How…

Wonderful flow of words and beautifully done !

 

Rebecca O’Donnell on New Poem – See How…

I love this, Word Artist. I’ve been on that journey for a long time. Your poetry tells truths, Always. Beautiful.

 

John Rachel on New Poem – See How…

In a single lifetime,
One could never oneself
Accumulate
Such knowing grace,
Gather up such melody,
Nor offer such endless
Nourishment.”

Yet, it’s the hope of such that drives our aspirations and mines our energies. Otherwise what would be the point?

 

Lori Triggs on New Poem – See How…

The poem flows well, I wish I could… Lol.

 

Laura on New Poem – See How…

Your words speak deeply
I want to take this poem and carry it through out life
Look deep within us. We all carry that river. It’s up to us to keep it flowing freely
Beautiful !!!

 

Ragnhild Schaefer on New Poem – See How…

Scottie, as always so beautiful!!!
Thank you so very much !!!
Hugs from Ronee

 

Virginia Mayfield on New Poem – See How…

Beautiful. So nice to read something so positive.

 

Waldys Foubelo on New Poem – See How…

Beautiful! Very uplifting and encouraging.

 

Aaron Towle on New Poem – See How…

Great poem Scott, this is what it’s all about my friend…

 

Sahil Prajapati on New Poem – See How…

Very deep Scott Hastie☺

 

Linda Davis on New Poem – See How…

Always Scottie love to read your poetry — your word choice alone is amazing!!!

 

Linda Rogers on New Poem – See How…

Absolutely beautiful poetry.

 

Efticia Kapardeli on New Poem – See How…

Hello Scott I translate your poem in Greek language So true so sensitive true

Δες πως

Δες πως,
Γύρω απο το ασημένιο ακρο
του ρευματος
Ανακλώμενο φως
Χοροί στην επιφάνεια
του ορμητικού νερού
Ταιριαστός
η ίδια η ουσία
της ζωης και της ιδιας της κίνησης
Αβιαστα κτυπώντας
σε διαχρονικές αλήθειες
Δηλαδή, από τη στιγμή που απορροφάται
ο αντίλαλος
πίσω δεξια
Σε εσένα
Περισσότερο από ποτέ άλλοτε.
Και με μια αληθινή
Υπενθύμιση
Αυτό είναι
και στους δυο
καθησυχαστικό
Και ταπεινωτικό
Γιατί,
Σε μια ενιαία ζωή,
ο ενας δεν θα μπορούσε ποτέ να είναι ο ίδιος
Συσσωρεύω
τέτοιας χάρης γνώση
συλλέγω μια τέτοια μελωδία
χωρίς προσφορα μια
τέτοια ατελείωτη τροφη
Ακόμη εδώ
Με την ευκαιρία μερικώς
μεσω μιας
Γλυκιάς απελευθέρωσης
Και, για τόσα πολλά
Μεταξύ μας,
θα μπορουσε να ήταν έτσι!
Να ονειρευτώ
οτι μια τετοια μερα
Στα πλαίσια
Ένας τέτοιος ποταμός μπορεί να ρέει.

 

Margaret Nash on New Poem – See How…

Once again another beautiful and thought provoking poem by Scott Hastie. The metaphor of the river and sunlight as life itself echoing timeless truths is soothing to the brain and generates hope that we too can become like the river.

 

Aria Ligi on New Poem – See How…

I love this! The crescendo is the last three paragraphs which not only sear to the heart but are rhythmic in the effort. Bravo!

Still here

With the chance

Of some

Sweet release though.

And, for so many

Amongst us,

Would that it were so!

To dream

That one day

Within

Such a river might flow.

 

Cassandra on New Poem – See How…

Nice words. Thanks for sharing.

 

Annell Livingstone on New Poem – See How…

Nicely done Scott!

 

Cassandra on New Images – Recent Visit to the Holy Land…

Hi Scott,

I have been to the Holy Land and the pics all look familiar and bring back amazing memories. When I went to the Wailing Wall a huge rainbow arched across the sky and the wall it was really magnificent.

Hope you had a great time.

Best regards,
Cassandra

 

Imelda on New Poem – See How…

Beautiful.

 

Tapar Kumar Ghosh on New Poem – See How…

Excellent Scott!

 

John Holland on New Poem – Pain passes…

This poem is food for the inner man. I love the short sharp lines and the poem structure. It is closer to my own style than just about anybody I’ve read.

 

Rob Skyhawk on New Poem – Pain passes…

Interesting poem! It’s all about perspective. Keep it up!

 

Mohammad Alzareer on New Poem – Pain passes…

It is a pleasure to read your poetry.

 

C.S. Mohan on New Poem – Pain passes…

Let your
Creativity go to new heights !!

 

Susan Baury Bouchard on New Poem – Pain passes…

Hi Scott.
What a wonderful warm site.
Your poem is very reflective and inspiring. The short lines and sentences enhance your straightforward thinking behind the writing. Definitely up my alleyway…. A tad long for me though, for a poem…
So nice to make your acquaintance. Looking forward to reading more of your poetry and interacting.
Loved your blog, artwork and photos. A traveler myself, in my legs, my heart and my head.
Have a restful evening.
Susan.

 

Nivedita Yohana on New Poem – Pain passes…

The words in the poem struck right through me. Pain passes indeed and it is important to remember especially when you are in the eye of the storm.

 

Lee A, Meiser on New Poem – Pain passes…

Fabulous poetry–it touched my soul.

 

Georgiana Lupescu on New Poem – Pain passes…

Your Poem is real, raw and moving! Thanks for the opportunity to comment.

 

E.M. Duesel on New Poem – Pain passes…

A lovely poem. To find poetry, or writing of any kind, with such depth of soul is rare these days. It shared a common thread of life.

 

Betty Thomas on New Poem – Pain passes…

I’m very impressed and you have given just in these few minutes a ray of light that my dreams are possible even at 66. As I heal, I will continue to believe that what I have thought about can happen.

 

Jina Bazzar on New Poem – Pain passes…

Great piece. Optimistic and profound – and nostalgic as well.

 

Esther on New Poem – Pain passes…

There is one Old English poem which has the idea: That time of happiness passed, the present time of mortification will also pass … For me, this miracle of a new beginning happened. I went through times in which I was happy for every day without pain. Gratefulness for simple joys remained. And I stop the world for a moment to hear a bird sing.

 

Tamara on New Poem – Pain passes…

Thank you for reminding us to celebrate life!

 

Donna Walton on New Poem – Pain passes…

I have just read ‘Pain Passes…’ and I honestly loved it!

I am terrified when somebody asks me to read their stuff because I have a highly developed honesty gene combined with a total lack of technical jargon knowledge associated with poetry, and subsequently spend a lot of time composing diplomatic, and often painfully polite, responses.

Here, I didn’t feel that I had to look for a deeper meaning, apart from:

‘Or the time, one pungent
And luminous’

If I have it totally wrong it’s okay, I often do Ha! Ha! Ha!

 

Donna Walton on Recent Writing…

I just read your Recent Writing page and, at the risk of sounding like some weird stalker, I had to let you know how it made me feel.I lost my soulmate five years ago and as I read your words, I had tears rolling down my cheeks but I was smiling too.

I am renowned for my heart of stone so you can imagine how shocked I was! In all seriousness though, you are the first poet to actually resonate deep enough to evoke a spontaneous emotional reaction of that depth and it’s shaken me up a little. (I probably do sound like a stalker now don’t I?)

I will most definitely be getting your books when I visit the poetry library next week.

 

Cristina A. on New Poem – Pain passes…

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

 

Emmanuel Ojelade on New Poem – Pain passes…

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

 

Larry Yoke on New Poem – Pain passes…

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

 

Ronee Henson on New Poem – Pain passes…

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

 

Tammy on New Poem – Pain passes…

Well written and thought provoking

 

Moses Wangai on New Poem – Pain passes…

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

 

Barry D on New Poem – Pain passes…

“Pain passes,

Whilst true joy

Remains.”

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

 

Jessie Johnson on New Poem – Pain passes…

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

 

Michael Kubick on New Poem – Pain passes…

Your work is great!

 

Lorrie Simunovic on New Poem – Pain passes…

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

 

Don MacIver on New Poem – Pain passes…

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

 

Nivedita Yohana on New Poem – Pain passes…

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

 

Janice McLaughlin on New Poem – Pain passes…

Beautiful and bittersweet

 

Neena Sharma on New Poem – Pain passes…

Pain passes,

Whilst true joy

Remains.

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

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

Greetings and Fond Regards
Neena

 

Munia Khan  on New Poem – Pain passes…

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

 

Aaron Towle on Recent Writing…

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

 

Aaron Towle on New Poem – Picture 39 Scott Hastie…

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

 

Aaron Towle on New Poem – What is life …

Amen Filza!

 

Aaron Towle on New Poem – What is life…

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

 

Rallentanda on New Poem – Pain passes…

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

 

Rosemary Nissen Wade on New Poem – Pain passes…

Gorgeous nostalgia!

 

Susan on New Poem – Pain passes…

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

 

Wendy Bourke on New Poem – Pain passes…

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

 

Shirley Patterson on New Poem – Pain passes…

Bseautiful words. I love your poem Scott.

 

Rommy on New Poem – Pain passes…

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

 

Dsnake on New Poem – Pain passes…

Scott, certainly one of my favourites from you.

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

 

Chrissa on New Poem – Pain passes…

This was beautiful, an elegy that sang.

 

Colleen on New Poem – Pain passes…

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

 

Magaly Guerrero on New Poem – Pain passes…

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

 

Suyash on New Poem – Pain passes…

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

 

Truedessa on New Poem – Pain passes…

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

 

Gillena on New Poem – Pain passes…

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

Muchlove

 

Sherry Blue Sky on New Poem – Pain passes…

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

 

Magical Mystery Teacher on New Poem – Pain passes…

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

 

Mary on New Poem – Pain passes…

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

 

Thotpurge on New Poem – Pain passes…

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

 

Sanaa Rivzi on New Poem – Pain passes…

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

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

 

H A on New Poem – Pain passes…

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

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

 

Russel Abdul Rahman on New Poem – Pain passes…

Pain passes,

Whilst true joy

Remains.

@ fantastic verse

 

Dee on New Poem – Pain passes…

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

 

Monika on New Poem – Pain passes…

This is a really beautiful poem Keep posting ✌

 

Kerfe on New Poem – Pain passes…

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

 

Susie Clevenger on New Poem – Pain passes…

So beautiful

 

Vinita Agrawal on New Poem – Pain passes…

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

 

Shobana Gomes on New Poem – Pain passes…

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

 

Rebecca O’Donnell on New Poem – Pain passes…

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

 

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

So whimsical – full of joy.

 

Grace on New Poem – Pain passes…

I love those precious moments in time.

 

Beverly Crawford on New Poem – Pain passes…

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

 

Truedessa on New Poem – Pain passes…

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

 

Jade Li on New Poem – Pain passes…

Achingly tender sentiments articulated here.

 

Frank Hubeny on New Poem – Pain passes…

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

 

Ken Gierke on New Poem – Pain passes…

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

 

Eric on New Poem – Pain passes…

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

Brilliant…

 

Glenn Buttkus on New Poem – Pain passes…

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

 

Bjorn Brudberg on New Poem – Pain passes…

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

 

Dr Jelka Samsom on New Poem – Pain passes…

Yes, dear Scott (ie),

“The re-making of everything,

The coming again of the light.”

All good wishes!!

Jelka

 

Linda Lee Lyberg on New Poem – Pain passes…

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

 

Bethany Brooks on New Poem – Pain passes…

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

 

Mahnaz Mohafez on New Poem on Simply surrender…

Excellent!

 

Mahnaz Mohafez on New Poem on We pause…

Impressive!

 

Mahnaz Mohafez on New Poem on  Sense how…

Very beautiful!

 

Dominic Windram on New Poem – Pain passes…

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

 

Asesh Datta on New Poem – Pain passes…

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

 

Kim M. Russell on New Poem – Pain passes…

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

 

JT Smith on New Poem – Pain passes…

Bravo indeed.

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

 

Laura Bailey on New Poem – We pause…

Lovely…Thank you Scottie..:))

 

Laura Bailey on New Poem – Pain passes…

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

 

Aria Ligi on New Poem – Pain passes…

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

Moonlit swim?

Or the time, one pungent

And luminous

Late summers afternoon,

We ran so freely

Across the broad slope

Of the farmer’s

Newly harvested field,

Like wild horses forever.

Which evokes such a romantic theme. Well-done.

 

John Rachel on New Poem – Pain passes…

Outstanding!

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

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

 

Lisa C. Miller on New Poem – Pain passes…

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

 

Beverly Golden on New Poem – Pain passes…

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

 

Lori Triggs on New Poem – Pain passes…

A great write…

 

Seddigheh Badiei on New Poem – Pain passes…

So delightful

 

Mickey Morgan on New Poem – Pain passes…

“Pain passes,

Whilst true joy

Remains.”

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

It’s at times like this,

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

We claimed those moments

For ourselves, didn’t we?

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

 

Kapardeli Eftichia on New Poem – Pain passes…

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

 

Mahnaz Mohafez on New Poem – Pain passes…

Dear Scott,

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

 

Laura Laveglia on New Artwork – Ovum Sky…

What a beauty!!

 

Laura Laveglia on New Poem – Pain passes…

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

 

Barbara A. Smith on New Poem – Pain passes…

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

 

Karin Fendick on New Poem – Pain passes…

the coming again of the light —

Yes, this.

 

JZ Murdock on New Poem – Pain passes…

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

 

Annell Livingston on New Poem – Pain passes…

One of your best!!!

 

Margaret Nash on New Poem – Pain passes…

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

 

Reem on New Poem – Pain passes…

Lovely Scott.

 

Gabriela on New Poem – In a world…

Love your poem. Beautiful.

 

Jane McFadden Stephens on New Poem – In a world…

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

 

Russel Abdul Rahman on New Poem – In a world…

“This fitful journey

Of ours

No sideshow,

Albeit part

Of an ingenious conceit.”

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

 

Passion of love  – In a world…

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

Don MacIver on New Poem – In a world…

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

 

Don MacIver on New Poem – Sense how…

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

 

Vivek G on New Poem – In a world…

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

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

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

Wish you the best! 🙂

 

Anthony Peter on New Poem – What is this life…

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

 

AJ Quotes on New Poem – In a world…

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

 

Mo Guernon on New Poem – What is life…

I love your voice and the profundity.

 

Mo Guernon on Simply Surrender …

Lovely and sage advice.

 

Beverly Wieber on New Poem – In a world…

I really enjoyed reading this poem Scott.

 

Mary Dahl on New Poem – What is life…

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

 

Brian Sluga on New Poem – What is life…

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

 

R.J. Allen on New Poem – In a world…

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

 

Anna Mur on New Poem – In a world…

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

 

Line Langlois on New Poem – In a world…

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

 

Ikenna Okeh on New Poem – In a world…

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

 

Terrilynne Moore on Recent Writing…

Lovely, thought provoking work.

 

Melody Norton on Recent Writing…

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

 

Mickey Morgan on New Poem – If you listen…

Lovely expression of the very human impulse to desire.

 

Mickey Morgan on New Poem – In a world…

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

 

Julie Canfield on New Poem – In a world…

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

 

Maxim Chernikov on New Poem – In a world…

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

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

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

 

Shobana on New Poem – In a world…

Beautiful. It speaks from the heart!

 

Filza Chaudhrey on New Poem – What is life…

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

 

Passion of love on New Poem – Sometimes it seems…

A very nice piece…

 

Sam S on New Poem – Writing…

Amazing, dear – Your work is mind blowing

 

 

1 Comment

  1. Sarah Claudine Day

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

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