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 

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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