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

 

 

Saideh Pakravan on New Poem – A Love Poem

Beautiful and very moving. Much one can identify with.
Keep them coming.

 

Kim M.Russell on New Poem – A Love Poem

A beautiful love poem, Scott. These lines touched me deeply:
‘To cup
The very essence
Of your heartache,
Your sadness’
and
‘…Breathless,
I stand in the midst
Of your beauty still.’

 

Neeena Sharma on New Poem – A Love Poem

Loved those lines:

” To cup

The very essence

Of your heartache,

Your sadness

As Breathless,

I stand in the midst

Of your beauty still.”

So personally touching and melancholic; yet ending on a happy note, as if admiring the beauty of the Spirit…The beauty of the Strength and Resilience we gather in the Yin Yang of the brief sojourn, our journey of Life…Not withstanding the Bouquets and Brickbats(when at times our own efforts get unacknowledged by our own Kith and Kin).

We indeed are capable of so much but not motivated enough.

Thank you for such an authentic personal piece, the every word of which makes it a riveting Read. So inspiring and Loving!

Fond Regards
Neena

 

Ingrid on New Poem – A Love Poem

Such sad regrets – a resonant love poem. I very much like the opening: we must never forget what we are capable of.

 

Jason on New Poem – A Love Poem

“We are capable Of so much,” how am I finding that so, much more that we can know.” A very humble, loving read ~

 

Ken Gierke on New Poem – A Love Poem

“Than ever they do
About sacred chances
Taken, even fitfully,
Such as this.

As Breathless,
I stand in the midst
Of your beauty still.”

I think this says it all – recognizing one’s shortcomings.

 

Lucy on New Poem – A Love Poem

This is so beautiful and breathtaking. I literally gasped to myself at the final lines:

“I stand in the midst

Of your beauty still.”

It ends the poem with closure in some type of way. Such a beautifully composed piece; many evocations of grief and love throughout. Stunning, stunning work.

 

Sanaa Rivzi on New Poem – A Love Poem

This is beyond beautiful, Scott!

 

Bjorn Rudberg on New Poem – A Love Poem

I love how you made this so much more personal. I think what touched me most was

The very essence
Of your heartache,
Your sadness.

When you can reach that point of a relationship is real love.

 

Esther on New Poem – A Love Poem

Awesome Love Poem full of life.

 

Laura Laveglia on New Poem – A Love Poem

Scott
Once we love it is locked away forever
This is the real man’s compassion- love and sadness
Thank you for sharing your true side.

 

Katy Jiang on New Poem – A Love Poem

Thank you so much, Scott.

A wonderful poem as it is! I especially like the strength within.

Good poems inspire confidence.

 

Mahnaz on New Poem – A Love Poem

Beautiful and impressive!

 

Sherry Marr on New Poem – A Love Poem

So beautiful. I especially like the ending where you stand in the midst of her beauty still.

 

Sunaina Sindhwani on New Poem – A Love Poem

Lovely!

 

William Bain on New Poem – A Love Poem

Congratulations on your love poem. I’ve just read it on your site and see I’m not the only one who likes it.

 

Maxim Chernikov on New Poem – A Love Poem

Dear Scott, I like Your poetry. I generally believe that poetry should live in the soul of everyone. This is the only bridge from aesthetics to ethics! In the “A love poem… I am enraptured:
“As Breathless,
I stand in the midst
Of your beauty still.”

But, it seems to me, it is more piercing – not ‘breathless’, but more with bated breath!
The heart of the poet is special, because the poet goes through life with bated breath. This is my subjective view anyway!
The illustration is beautiful! Very accurately and definitely resonating with your poem.
I can’t write much: unlike in England, Russian poets are under constant stress!

Sorry my English, please! As a poet and artist from Russia.

 

Sasho Ognenovski on New Poem – A Love Poem

It’s a lovely poem. I also passed through your web site and I think it’s very interesting.

 

Banu Bidarkund on New Poem – A Love Poem

It seems that the poet is praising divine beauty, the power it holds in its ability to become breathless, equally as it engenders pain and that renders it gloriously powerful… yet lovingly beautiful still.

Scott says:

Yes indeed dear Banu,
How insightful of you.

 

Mbizo Chirasha on New Poem – A Love Poem

Great poet thank you ,thank you for sharing to us your great writings. so inspiring.

 

Pushkar Bisht on New Poem – A Love Poem

I enjoyed reading this lovely poem.

 

Sayed Rohani on New Poem – A Love Poem

Beauty brings love, and how it lovely it is to be breathless, still, in the middle of the beauty.

 

oldegg on New Poem – A Love Poem

Beautiful as always Scott but with a sad touch which I always welcome in romantic poetry.

 

Eric Erb on New Poem – A Love Poem

Wow! Scott this is fantastic.

“As if I were truly
Inside you myself”

Isn’t that what love is? Of course. Beautiful work.

 

Laura Bailey on New Poem – A Love Poem

Dear Scottie,
Thank you so very much for sharing the beautiful poem !
May your week be a happy and blessed one !

 

Lori Triggs on New Poem – A Love Poem

IT is lovely too

 

Barbara Kasey Smith on New Poem – A Love Poem

Your poetry is rich with awesome images bringing the reader right into the poem, they are rich with inspiration, senses of sorts, build eternal imaginations. Excellence is the rating for this.

 

Patricia Young on New Poem – A Love Poem

Hi Scott,

It is a beautiful poem.

 

Amy Temple on New Poem – A Love Poem

“Here is a beautiful poem from our friend Scott Hastie ❤️❤️. Very, very good ”

 

Ada on New Poem – A Love Poem

Lovely love poem…

 

Lisa Miller on New Poem – A Love Poem

Lovely. I especially like the last few sentences.
As breathless,
I stand in the midst
Of your beauty still.

 

Sumit Kumar on New Poem – A Love Poem

It’s a beautiful poem as always Scott, I love all your poems.

 

Aria Ligi on New Poem – A Love Poem

There are two parts of this I think which really sing.

To cup

The very essence

Of your heartache,

Your sadness.

As if I were truly

Inside you myself.

and

About sacred chances

Taken, even fitfully,

Such as this.

As Breathless,

I stand in the midst

Of your beauty still.

This brings the piece to a beautifil end acknowledging the sadness and beauty he sees.

 

Aishwarya Raikar on New Poem – Come what may…

I must say your poems are on a different level of the intellect! Great. Looking forward to read them all as soon as I can.

 

Riya Dahale on New Poem – Come what may…

This is so nice

 

Ode Titus Okawu on New Poem – Despite what we imagine…

You’ve succeeded in making me see in my mind’s eye that the road to loving is rugged. It is like the desire of a thirsty man who needs coconut milk. He must de-husk and crack the shell to get at the milk.

 

Ode Titus Okawu on Recent Writing …

Great pen at great words, forcing readers’ attention from the beginning to the last line. I held my breath till the end. Good job indeed!

 

Titus Ode on New Poem – Come what may…

Well thought out, Scott.

 

Brandon Ellrich  on Recent Writing …

Your poetry is calming and serene. I very much enjoyed reading the latest ones. Thank you for sharing.

 

Aishwarya Mehta on New Poem – Come what may…

Very beautifully constructed poem, loved reading it. This poem really enlightens a certain level of peace and faith. Would read it again and again.
Stay safe.

 

First Gear on New Poem – Come what may…

I loved your poem

 

Ewoma Okah  Ave on New Poem – Come what may…

This is beautifully crafted. I like the feeling of love.. then the part of the angels.. Does it mean death? Really don’t like the sound of that part. Nevertheless, it’s a soft and beautiful poem..

Scott says:

As to your enquiry Ewoma, as I wrote it, ultimately this poem was looking to speak to a acquiring a certain level of enlightenment or state of grace if you like – which I guess, as you allude to, especially those with faith of some sort, believe might come with death – but one I myself believe to be a state of being that can be yearned for, nobly sought out and at least partially acquired whilst still being alive. Hope that answers your question, Ewoma – you have a great week ahead and thanks again for your interest in my work.

 

Mickey Morgan on New Poem – Come what may…

Reach for grace in the moment . . . your clarion call to a frightened world.
Oh yes, “erosion of emotion” is everpresent, but keep reaching. Thank you for the reminder which is itself Grace.

 

Craig Matthews on New Poem – Come what may…

I read this poem several times through, letting it settle on my heart and I was encouraged by your thoughtful words and images they provided me. Thank you.

 

Anna Skunk on New Poem – Come what may…

Your work is very good. I can see why you are published.

 

Shufali Gulati on New Poem – Come what may…

I read a couple of your poems and am in awe with them. I also loved the artworks for how everyday things could be captured with a totally different vibe.

 

John Rachel on New Poem – Come what may…

A prayer to pray as ancient religions become musty and tedious …

But wait!
In our hearts
A far kinder dream
Speaks to us still,
Apparent
It’s shape
Belongs to heaven.

Oh, that we could ever
Acquire the humility,
The lift of true grace
To claim it,
More courageously,
Here and now.

 

Michelle on New Poem – Come what may…

This poem raises complex questions which we as a society may never find the answers to. Well done great poem

 

Michelle on New Poem – Come what may…

“The lessons of past”, can we say that we as society have learnt from our past? This opens the door to so many complex questions that we simply cannot answer. Great poem – thanks for sharing.

 

Aviral on New Poem – Come what may…

Really beautiful poem.

From stammers to speaker they opened up.
one fine day they now share a coffee cup.

 

James Linnane on New Poem – Come what may…

Yes I do like it. It’s nicely worded and it makes a clear positive statement. I like it.

 

Susie Clevenger on New Poem – Come what may…

What can we do, but live, love life as it comes? I daily try to calm my bitter edges. Beautiful, expressive writing.

 

Austin C. Morgan on New Poem – Come what may…

I really enjoyed this… Lines like “the brooding moon” really move me, as you will find I am quite fond of lunar imagery in literature.

 

Thotpurge on New Poem – Come what may…

That kinder dream is beautifully described…may we all have it and realize it…

 

Neena Sharma on New Poem – Come what may…

Love Life as it comes…Lead it with Grace and dignity – Your inner beauty outshining the fleeting moments of temporary life, coping with latent fear coupled with uncertainties of future.
In the end, it is between the two of you, the Soul and its Godly connection.
The World Drama being transient, yet enjoy every moment… dancing crooning, like no one else.

I loved the Title of the poem and the way you started it and concluded beautifully. Congrats!

Thank You Scott Hastie for dishing out another marvel of yours
Regards Divine

 

Nivedita Yohana on New Poem – Come what may…

Once again, your poetry comes to me as a confirmation from the Universe, which is forever nudging me in the path of forgiveness and self-love. Your words resound with ancient wisdom that is trapped in the visceral memory of our cells which so often we fail to grasp or fall short of discernment. But you capture it so beautifully, Scottie! Ultimately we all need to chase that “shape that belongs to heaven , here and now as mortal beings.”

 

Magical Mystery Teacher on New Poem – Come what may…

Yes, let’s make a heaven of this earth!

 

Rallenda on New Poem – Come what may…

God bless you and keep you safe Scott.

 

Vivien Zems on New Poem – Come what may…

I love the encouragement here. Perfect!

 

ZQ on New Poem – Come what may…

Wonderful Piece…

 

Magaly Guerrero on New Poem – Come what may…

“Oh, that we had learnt!” indeed. It seems the world continues to ignore mistakes already made. And then shows shock when it trips and nearly breaks its neck.

Your last stanza is wonderfully apt for the times.

 

Humblekindpoet on New Poem – Come what may…

“humility is true grace.” haha thank you for that. i like your intelligence. great write!

 

Sherry Marr on New Poem – Come what may…

“But wait! In our hearts a far kinder dream speaks to us still.” That is what keeps me from losing hope entirely, even though we are SO SLOW to learn!!!!!!!!!!! Beautiful, Scott.

 

Pushkar Bisht on New Poem – Come what may…

Beautiful Poem!!

 

Colleen on New Poem – Come what may…

I like any poem with the moon in it. The word “tremble” stood out for me. I would love to claim it and then hold it.

 

Chrissa on New Poem – Come what may…

Everything comes up, appearing harmless–what will we cultivate?

 

Gillena on New Poem – Come what may…

“But wait!

In our hearts

A far kinder dream

Speaks to us still,

Apparent

It’s shape

Belongs to heaven.”

My favourite stanza Scott. Its speaks to me as if it were written for me
Happy Sunday, thanks for dropping by my sumie Sunday today

Muchlove

 

Helen on New Poem – Come what may…

Everything about ‘now’ feels like an illusion. The pandemic, a cure, the violence, a fix, inequality, justice for all. Your poem is an overwhelming testimony to the ‘now.’

 

Rommy on New Poem – Come what may…

I hope every day for more and more people to find their courage and act on the lessons being shouted to us from our past.

 

Rosemary Nissen-Wade on New Poem – Come what may…

Oh that we could, indeed!

 

Don MacIver on New Poem – Come what may…

Dear friend, immersed in your words I am forever impressed with an awareness of the true potentialities of life and its celebration. You wear your gift for words on your sleeve, an allegiance to your kindred spirit, and vitality for life in the poetic expression that delivers such a translucent and endeared sense of awareness, passion, and purpose. Your wordcraft stimulates the deepest of emotions and the ultimate joys that reflect our reason for being; so beautifully delivered as always, my friend!

 

Don MacIver on New Poem –Pranic Poetry only just published…

Bravo once again, Scott, for Pranic Poetry. You have exceeded yourself once again! Though I have never heard your voice in person, I imagine how the voice of one such superlative word delivery would sound! I always eagerly anticipate your next publication of poetic very and yet again I am hard-pressed for just the right words that will do justice to what I experience reading your works, yet overflowing with an abundance of passion and purpose for all that you have shared with us in this publication. Your mastery of word choice and a seamless delivery leave my quite overwhelmed. You have such a gift, my friend.

 

Don MacIver on New Poem – Pranic Poetry – a Review…

Nivedita Yohana’s review is an impressive analysis of this publication treasure. Her perspective is a powerful representation of all that you have brought with your cherished words, Scott. Her words resonate fully with the reading experience and each individual message.

Congratulations, Scott, on your impressive accomplishment in Pranic Poetry; this book is an essential read by those who connect strongly with this highly seasoned and refined artist and wordsmith’s magical words and delivery.

 

Ada Aharoni on New Poem – Come what may…

Beautiful poem that has the “lilt of grace.” I especially love the thought:

Oh, that we could ever

Acquire the humility….

 

Desert Rose on New Poem – Come what may…

How awesome is that…

 

Rochelle Soetan on New Poem – Come what may…

Just made me smile…

 

Ken Gierke on New Poem – Come what may…

If only we could learn from past lessons.

 

Rasheed Olayemi on New Poem – Come what may…

Good thoughts

 

Dwight L. Roth on New Poem – Come what may…

Your closing holds a lot of wisdom for our time.

Too bad we are lost in: An illusion of progress … simply history repeating

Well done, Scott!

 

Ayala on New Poem – Come what may…

Thank you for this beautiful poem. Stay safe.

 

Kerfe on New Poem – Come what may…

It will take courage to remake ourselves, but hopefully we will.

 

Munia Khan on New Poem – Come what may…

Come what may, your poems are born to bring light of hope and comfort to your readers, dear Scott. Yet another gorgeous poem from your talented mind, offering us that special ‘kinder dream’ which we all dream of….Excellent work. So much enjoyed. THANK YOU for creating this beautiful piece!

 

Amy Temple on New Poem – Come what may…

Here is a very well written poem by our friend Scott Hastie . Great job, Scott!

 

Terry Stolz on New Poem – Come what may…

“The brooding moon,” is a wonderful visual image!

 

Joel Savage on New Poem – Come what may…

One significant thing about your poems is all carry a moral lesson and above all suit all generations of ages. I have read a couple of them and as a matter of fact, I can’t choose the best one because all have wisdom.

 

Sunaina on New Poem – Come what may…

Simply Wow.
Thanks for sharing
Stay blessed Scott

 

Jeffrey Patrick Bennet on New Poem – Come what may…

This poem has terrific balance—poise. Well-seasoned with moments of brilliance, it emerges, alive. Not some frantic life, this poem is rooted in serenity. It picked the right poet!

 

Mary Dahl on New Poem – Come what may…

Hope without despair. Refreshing these days. Thank you Scottie! This is beautiful.

 

Lori Triggs on New Poem – Come what may…

Great poem

 

Mahnaz on New Poem – New image – Passions Burst …

Magnificent!

 

Dominic Windram on New Poem – Come what may…

Wonderful poem Scott! It’s always a great pleasure to read your work. Take care.

 

Mahnaz Mohafez on New Poem – Come what may…

Very beautiful indeed.Thanks for sharing, dear Scott!

 

Barbara Kasey Smith on New Poem – Come what may…

Powerful, profound, write with images exploding to arouse this reader’s attention to our world situation. It is a piece of excellent written information causing this reader to realize the impact we are in. Barb:)

 

Charlene Redick on New Poem – Come what may…

This is just wonderful!!!!

 

Georgina on New Poem – Come what may…

Very to the point for our current moods and fears. And you give courage to hope.

 

JT Smith on New Poem – Come what may…

The harbinger of things yet to arrive.

We all live in this uncertain state of downsized being. The heart can overcome so much. Dreams need to be reinforced by human love. I think as we age, all of us, notice the beauty in the most simplest and rarest of earth’s elements. This particular writing speaks volumes of our condition. We tend to fade away whenever life gets so heavy like now. Thank you for not surrendering your will not to fail us.

 

Calm Kate on New Poem – Come what may…

This is poetry at it’s best, heartfelt, current and so appealing!

Well composed Scott

 

Truedessa on New Poem – Come what may…

In our hearts a far-kinder dream, may it always speak to us! This is my favorite part of the poem. Thank you

 

Roger Leach on New Poem – Come what may…

Wonderful

 

Sanaa Rivzi on New Poem – Come what may…

Oh my heart this is achingly beautiful, Scott! I resonate strongly with this poem.

 

Bev Crawford on New Poem – Come what may…

To acquire humility and grace. From your mouth to God’s ear, Scott. May it so be!

 

Laura Bailey on New Poem – Come what may…

Wonderful and most profound.
Thank you so very much for sharing your lovely verse !

 

Eric on New Poem – Come what may…

Sublime. Oh that we hadn’t learnt! Yeah man that damn tree of knowledge. But it is our place to be caught between the worlds. How can we, knowing what we know, open our hearts and love? And then, love more?

 

Mish on New Poem – Come what may…

I really enjoyed the contrast you present with “But wait!” Like a turn that takes reader into the light.

 

Mrityunjay Dixit on New Poem – Come what may…

This is so meaningful and full of emotions, I especially liked how even admist such dark emotions, ‘in our hearts, a kinder dream speaks to us still’ I love this!

Glenn Buttkus on New Poem – Come what may…

Another poet searching for grace midst a gaggle of uncooperative and ignorant rabble–good luck, sir; good luck to all of us. The planet weeps, plague clouds mask the sun, civil unrest clog the streets, fascism is the flavor of the month, and yet, and yet, if we could just get our minds right, perception precedes progress– Bang on, brother.

 

Kim Russell on New Poem – Come what may…

A poem that reflects the current times, Scott. Let’s hope that ‘far kinder dream’ continues to speak and its message reaches everyone.

 

M S Jadeli on New Poem – Come what may…

I pray for global pixie dust that affects us all while simultaneously gives us amnesia so we could have a true, blessed clean slate. Your poem inspires hope, despite the odds being against it.

 

 

Lisa Miller on New Poem – Come what may…

Beautiful imagery.

 

Jon Mukand on New Poem – Come what may…

Thanks for your latest work—very relevant

 

Dee Ashby on New Poem – Come what may…

As always, I am moved by your insight and prose.

 

Pamela Sayers on New Poem – Come what may…

What a superb poem, Scottie. A pleasure to read. We most definitely need grace in these times.

 

Drew on New Poem – Reviews Pranic Poetry…

Great Reviews and great poetry Scott. Congrats.

 

Drew on New Poem – Come what may…

Hey Scott Great poetry. Glad to see this work of wonders.

 

Annell Livingston on New Poem – Come what may…

Thanks so much Scottie, stay safe and well!!!

 

Aria Ligi on New Poem – Come what may…

I wish I could just highlight just one segment of this piece and say voila it’s great, but that would be unfair because all of it is. So, I will say this; this is an excellent poem that speaks broadly to humanity and all we share.

 

Sanchaiyata Majumdar on New Poem – I can still recall…

I am a professor of literature in a university. We always look out for resourse persons willing to do workshops for our students. In case if you are wiling for a virtual workshop with us let me know. We would be very pleased to have you talk to us about your journey as a creative writer and would love to know more about you. I read your poem. Its beautifully written.

 

Erin R. Lund on New Poem – I can still recall…

I enjoyed your poetry.

 

TJ Portugal on New Poem – I can still recall…

Simple and profound

 

Opeyemi Joe Olanihun on New Poem – I can still recall…

Lyrically waxed. A tender arousal permeates the verse. Bravo!

 

Yoko Mogi Hein on New Poem – I can still recall…

You have very nice website and collections of your life work.

 

Peris on New Poem – I can still recall…

Wow, it’s a deep poem. I love it!

 

Alicia Jones on New Poem – I can still recall…

To care is to show love and respect for another person. What more can one ask. A simple act can go so far. Beautifully presented.

 

Showunmi Olawale on New Poem – I can still recall…

This is lovely. Tender. I love your style

 

James V, Dwalu on New Poem – I can still recall…

This is so simple and lovely, Scott.

And now, for sure my love,

We’ll know of the angels

When they come for us…

They’ll surely love till their end here. Departing this world together to continue in the Celestial City.

 

Michael Chukwudi on New Poem – I can still recall…

You are really a poet. The words are so easy to understand.

 

Mickey L. Morgan on New Poem – I can still recall…

Lovely music, as always

 

Rachel Corina Minnar on New Poem – I can still recall…

Pray, please do tell me who inspired this lovely piece of writing?

 

Gabby Wiest on New Poem – I can still recall…

i do like your style of poetry, a little bit of abstract and the brevity of them..

 

Troy Legette on New Poem – I can still recall…

When we live our purpose, that purpose is positive and productive. It shall manifest all the greatness of our value. Clear and mindful poem.

 

Suraj Singh on New Poem – I can still recall…

It is lovely poem indeed. Would you like to visit us in India after Covid 19 ?

Suraj Singh, Head of Editorials at Unique Publishers

 

Michael R D James on New Poem – I can still recall…

Good Greek ending –We shall know of the angels when they come for us

 

Laura McLeod on New Poem – I can still recall…

Love this…

 

Gerri Doval on New Poem – I can still recall…

Scott ~ Blessed you are with such amazing talent that you share with everyone.

 

Mohar Arzang on New Poem – I can still recall…

I’m no expert on poetry, but have read spoke of your works and enjoyed your pieces…

 

Desmond on New Poem – I can still recall…

Great writing. It’s simple and mild

 

Caeli  Mckamey on New Poem – I can still recall…

WHAT a beautiful blog and a great poem about your wife? It is like I can feel the love coming from the poem!

 

Dimitrii Khilkcencko on New Poem – I can still recall…

Very beautiful poems.

 

Michelle Smith on New Poem – I can still recall…

Your poetry is simply beautiful, energetic, full of wit
and exuberant vitality.

 

Mighty Poet on New Poem – I can still recall…

I love your poetry…

 

Mighty Poet on New Poem – Pain passes…

“remember that glorious moonlit swim”… I love your poetry..

 

Linda Breedlove on New Poem –  can still recall…

Just read this and I love it!

 

Miguel de la Mancha on New Poem – I can still recall…

I like it my friend this deep reflection self body ….you have in here a good friend.

 

Pushkar Bischt on New Poem – I can still recall…

I love your poetry because “They have magic and passion. They are full of depth and meaning. They are of high standard. There are some poetry for children, some poetry for young and some poetry for wise men. Your poetry is meant for wise men. Your poetry is not easy to understand, one needs maturity, experience and wisdom to understand your works. That’s why I said, “your poetry attracts wise audience”.

 

Pushkar on New Poem – Another Greenland photo…

You look very excited. It makes me laugh and smile.

 

Pushkar on New Poem – Greenland photo…

 

Ai Jiang on New Poem – I can still recall…

Lovely poem. I always marvel at the ability of poets to say so much in such few words!

 

Sana Eman on New Poem – I can still recall…

I’ve read some of your poems and enjoyed ‘I can still recall’ especially.

 

Wendy Waters on New Poem – I can still recall…

I have just read all your new poems. I love the glimpse of the world to come that themes through most of them and the bridge Nature builds connecting the two worlds. A sadness permeates them though as if you missed someone along the way. That is perhaps the romantic nature of poets. All poets feel more intensely than others and the joy that sharpens their experiences likewise frames their loss.

 

Morris on New Poem – I can still recall…

I really love this poem. It touches my heart with it’s romanticism about sharing life’s long journey and the hope that at the end, there is someone there to help make the passing easier.

 

Neena Sharma on New Poem – Brand New Collection…

Your latest collection showcases your versatility. At the same time embracing the nuances of spirituality in the myriad moods of poetry. Indeed Pranic healing… How subtle, yet simple…Reflecting on the upon the visceral truth of our inner being. Great work which should prove to be a riveting read for everyone.

 

Morris on New Poem – Brand New Collection …

Scott Hastie’s beautiful and deep poetry gently gives us plenty to reflect upon. Who are we? What do our lives mean? What inspires us and frightens us and how do we best navigate our way through such challenges. This the perfect book to be reading in these testing times.

 

Debbie Stirling on Brand New Collection …

I am mid way through reading Scott’s latest collection.
We are two and a half weeks into lockdown in the Uk
. Somehow the words seem ever more poignant and meaningful reading with the background of the virus .
I have found that moments of extreme emotion often helps us crystallise our thoughts and help us pinpoint and name our feelings.
We are suddenly faced with time for reflection and these poems are helping me distill the mixed emotions of our current situation into a calm acceptance of what is .
It’s interesting how many art forms are speaking to people in a different ways at the moment , perhaps giving us permission to expand our thinking or perhaps to wipe away all thoughts and simply BE
Thank you Scott for another marvellous collection and I am looking forward to rest of the book
Bless you x

Debbie Stirling on New Poem – Pranic Poetry – a review…

I am mid way through reading Scott’s latest collection.
We are two and a half weeks into lockdown in the Uk
. Somehow the words seem ever more poignant and meaningful reading with the background of the virus .
I have found that moments of extreme emotion often helps us crystallise our thoughts and help us pinpoint and name our feelings.
We are suddenly faced with time for reflection and these poems are helping me distill the mixed emotions of our current situation into a calm acceptance of what is .
It’s interesting how many art forms are speaking to people in a different ways at the moment , perhaps giving us permission to expand our thinking or perhaps to wipe away all thoughts and simply BE
Thank you Scott for another marvellous collection and I am looking forward to rest of the book
Bless you x

 

Pushkar Bisht on New Poem – I can still recall…

Beautiful poem!!! It’s the best feeling of all, when someone feels such as this for us..

 

Isabella Arguello on New Poem – I can still recall…

I loved your poem, especially the part at the end that mentions the angels.

 

Rebecca O’Donnell on New Poem – I can still recall…

Just finished your latest poem and it shook me to my soul. You’re oracular in the timing of your work, always posting something that exactly fits how I feel at that moment. Here’s what I want to say about your work: The poetry of Scott Hastie touches not just the aesthetic value of his beautiful words, but reaches far beyond our senses into our carefully guarded spirit. He weaves a gentle inner voice around us, a soft cocoon that recognizes hardships both past and present, then reminds us of all the light that woke in that darkness. They survive together, a symbiote of light and darkness to keep us from being overwhelmed by either for very long. Scott Hastie’s poetry reminds us of those gleaming moments in divine whisperings of reassurance that when Life seems sightless and cold, we can look upward and inward to find a hearth to warm ourselves and learn to see afresh again. He is a word artist of both infinite depth and spiritual magnitude.

 

Frank Turner on New Poem – I can still recall…

Scott your work is beautifully evocative, full of deep imagery and assonance. Thereby creating quiet spaces that allow words to weave their tapestry. I have been deeply impressed with these quiet spaces in your verse that speak so deeply to the soul.

 

Henry York on New Poem – I can still recall…

I love your poem, it is beautiful and incredible, to my eye – faultless, in fact…

 

Marie Hurst on New Poem – I can still recall…

I love your poem, and your style.

 

Laura Laveglia on New Poem – Recent Writing…

Your poetry in this special collection was given to you by a higher force!! I honestly feel that.

 

Lorraine Hall on New Poem – I can still recall…

Beautiful lines in this Scott. I will get back to you with some of my own

 

Neena Sharma on New Poem – I can still recall…

Oh… so you have found your lost love… How romantic! The way you two met the first time and will part in the end, with Angels welcoming you to their own ethereal World-The Truth that each one of us has to face in the end…after a brief sojourn on earth. However the soul goes on and on…On an eternal journey.

How simple, flowing and full of Love and Hope…Your poesy ends once again (like all others of yours), on a happy note.
Brought a gleam of hope and a glint of smile in my eyes, as I went through it, devouring each line.
Congrats once again!

Greetings and much regard
Neena

 

Roland Brown on New Poem – I can still recall…

Great poem you use simplicity to spread the message.

 

Romelia Lungu on New Poem – I can still recall…

I love your new poem.

 

Princess Lady Cat on New Poem – I can still recall…

Lui enjoyed it.

 

Michael Parkes on New Poem – I can still recall…

A beautiful poem Scott. I hope those angels do show up soon. Best wishes in poetry and life.

 

Anthony Szlosek on New Poem – I can still recall…

Very nice and heartfelt.

 

Brian R. Walker on New Poem – I can still recall…

Scott,
Like many have said it starts slowly then leads into
a full love story.

Great writing Scott as ever.
Regards
B…

 

John Lysaght on New Poem – I can still recall…

Love outside of oneself is a singular fulfillment. In this human union,it is significant to ask another a question that is important to him/her, and that which I am interested in the answer. A life worth living can see angels.

 

Gloria Hudson on New Poem – I can still recall…

I shared your poem!❤️

 

Patricia Young on New Poem – I can still recall…

Hi Scott,

As I quickly wrote this on my cell at work I never edited my work.

What I meant to say was I don’t always understand all stories told in poetry.

But in your poem, I visualized the story clearly.

You write well. Thanks.

 

Patricia Young on New Poem – I can still recall…

Hi Scott,

I will admit when it comes to poetry I do not understand the story.

But while I read this I could visualize the stir with your words.

You are an awesome writer.

 

Pratiba on New Poem – I can still recall…

 

This added a smile to my otherwise dull day 🙂 Lovely.

Rasheed Olayemi Noeem on New Poem – I can still recall…

This is a nice composition

 

Munia Khan on New Poem – I can still recall…

Your beautiful work always brings light of positive energy to your readers, dear Scott. Such an amazing poem of love! This gives hope to the loveless, and brings peace to the loved ones. Bless your beautiful heart, Scottie! Thank you for sharing your great talent with us through wonderful poetry.

 

Katy Jiang on New Poem – I can still recall…

Thanks, Scott! Enjoy the simplicity of your beauty.

 

Jim on New Poem – I can still recall…

A sweet journey, Scott. I liked.

 

Laura Laveglia on New Poem – I can still recall…

Scottie I sighed when reading
So filled with love an romantic tones!!!
And this doesn’t not surprise knowing your heart!!

 

Brandon Murphy on New Poem – I can still recall…

Scott, as some kind of personal mentor to me while I struggle in the darkness… I see you guiding me to the light… Thank you my friend, for your guidance. You are a true inspiration to all.

 

Robin Kimber on New Poem – I can still recall…

How well you captured the feeling of love between a couple. Each of us goes through different emotions when we fall in love and live with the love of our choice. Reading beautiful poems like this the reader naturally reflects on their own partner and their love for them too.

 

Rallenda on New Poem – I can still recall…

It makes me happy to know you are loved and appreciate your blessing.

 

Rasheed Olayemi on New Poem – I can still recall…

Brilliant composition

 

Catherine Mellens on New Poem – I can still recall…

Hello Scott, I just read some of your Beautiful Poetry. Your words are Beautifully connected.
Love how distance to closure each word has. Beautifully written look forward to coming back & reading more.

 

Vivian Zems on New Poem – I can still recall…

“It was how

We bridged that gap”….a beautifully, romantic write. That quote is my favourite bit.

 

Lorraine Hall on New Poem – I can still recall…

Lovely poetry Scott, I’m the same. Exactitude really ‘exacting the ineptitude’ I have written a short love story for you. Never published of course, twenty years ago. LH

 

Yasmin Anderson Smith on New Poem – I can still recall…

Wonderful Scott.

 

Thotpurgeon New Poem – I can still recall…

When the angels come for us… such an interesting close!

 

Stranded Tree on New Poem – I can still recall…

All to the end:
“And now, for sure my love,
We’ll know of the angels
When they come for us…”
They would surely come for My One and pass on me but I love the beautiful thoughts you expressed here. I will share this.

 

Rosemary Nissen – Wade on New Poem – I can still recall…

Idealism realised – how lovely!

 

Truedessa on New Poem – I can still recall…

I have always enjoyed your poetry. The journey of love from a simple hello to the depth of the soul. Just lovely…

 

Bev Crawford on New Poem – I can still recall…

A wonderful synopsis of love that starts as friendship and grows into something wonderful and lasting! Much enjoyed this, Scott.

 

Abin on New Poem – I can still recall…

There’s mature wisdom in these realisations!

 

Sahar Tavakoli on New Poem – I can still recall…

Scott invites all of us to an endless journey within his words and feed us with fruit for soul in each line.
He gives us new brushes to paint our desired world and a new description for creating a new world which is Pranic and allows us to conciliate our pains with vital life energy. A hidden gem in inner self to heal and balance our soul, he awaken us with the endless dilemma of life and death and shows us, at the end, how we will celebrate life with hope together.

 

William Bain on New Poem – I can still recall…

Yes, good one. ‘I can still recall’ seems to
me to express something more than a super-
ficial rapture. I am bothered a bit by the ‘should’
statement. That is I suppose a personal call.

I noticed that many people who comment on
your poem place a lot of emphasis on the initial
lines. I tried a kind of experimental approach by
wondering what might happen if the poem
started with the second stanza, then found a
way to introduce the essence of the first.

Forgive my meddling ways. In any case con-
gratulations on the poem; it’s very
good.

 

Tapan Kumar Gosh on New Poem – I can still recall…

Many thanks for the poem

 

Rommy on New Poem – I can still recall…

Sometimes we have to trade the security of a moment to move towards something better in the end. The love of a lifetime is worth that little risk.

 

Don MacIver on New Artwork – Passions Burst…

Scott, this reflects so wonderfully what I so often feel deep inside when I engage in such beautifully artistic pieces, whether in the visual or creative written arts. This is poetry in motion as it were, wonderfully balanced, in harmonic flow and audience reach.

 

Don MacIver on New Poem – I can still recall…

Oh Scott, how sweet and gently this speaks volumes to me. Coincidentally, “Such again

Is the promise

Of tomorrow,

If we can be

Who we should be…” utters a clear refection of my words in today’s private message to you. “If we can be who we should be”; how utterly definitive of life as we live it! I also mentioned ‘parallels’ in our written expression. Your gift is so much your own, yet ours is the beautiful acceptance and embracing in its reading.

 

Magaly Guerrero on New Poem – I can still recall…

Looking into someone’s eyes, seeing the truth of what we taste in their words… nothing is as powerful as that. And yes, the knowledge–that someone cares for us as we care for them–sticks to us, and guides us in all things to come (if we let it).

This is precious, Scott. I believe I’ll read it to my husband.

 

Chrissa on New Poem – I can still recall…

Echoing others, I love the way this builds strength and support upon the simplicity of moments.

 

dSnake on New Poem – I can still recall…

A simple beginning and see how long and loving the journey together has come. 🙂
lovely words

 

Mary Dahl on New Poem – I can still recall…

Reading this made my heart smile in the sunshine from across the ocean. So beautiful, Scott. Thank You!

 

Jae Rose on New Poem – I can still recall…

Such a touching poem of togetherness and love

 

Paul Bowles on New Poem – I can still recall…

A wonderfully thought provoking poem Scott, curiously and personally so for me.
Creativity would seem to be the ‘souls journey’ and we embark on that ‘imperative’ with the ‘security’ of that ‘precious moment.’ Later we are put to the test, applying it, then we are not so secure. We have to ‘bridge that gap’ from then to now which adds real ‘weight’ to the journey. But we chose then, to begin, ‘unfettered’ by thoughts of tomorrow. Now, if we can be ‘Who we are’ we may see, in reflection ‘how far we have come.’ Perhaps we might earn that ‘best feeling’ when asked ‘how we are,’ as if it truly mattered.

 

Aria Ligi on New Poem – I can still recall…

Love this. The best part is:

All we’ve since come

To hold dear

Adding real weight

To this, the onward journey

Of our souls.

A choice

To which we first

Exposed ourselves

In that precious moment,

Beyond any imperative

Of staying secure.

The ‘imperative of staying secure’ says it all.

Rebecca Sanchez on New Poem – I can still recall…

Relationships grow and the growth is learning all about the other person. Till death do us part, so sweet and simple. Not so easy to do!

 

Ayala on New Poem – I can still recall…

Lovely poem!

 

James Linnane on New Poem – I can still recall…

Yes Scott I really did like this one. Quite a piece

 

Colleen Redman on New Poem – I can still recall…

A simply question can start a lot! Sweet.

 

ZQ on New Poem – I can still recall…

Beautiful.

 

Revived Writer on New Poem – I can still recall…

Beautifully romantic! The first stanza is my favorite. Giving someone your full attention and truly caring are wonderful gifts.

 

Mahnaz Mohafez on New Poem – I can still recall…

Reading this poem it is as if I am reading the book of life. What a wonderful story! What a terrific experience!
Thank you, dear Scott!

 

Saideh Pakravan on New Poem – I can still recall…

How simple and to the point! Your words make me sigh for rare moments when we know with utter certainty we are standing next to the right person.

 

John Rachel on New Poem – I can still recall…

Beautiful, heartwarming piece. There’s a pure innocence here, rarely felt and rarely expressed so perfectly.

 

Joseph Malone on New Poem – I can still recall…

This meditation on life, love, & the eventual after life is shimmering. you have simplified your craft and refined it to a point where all the thoughts reverberate. it’s like observing the dance once again. As we grow older and reach an apex of our collective dreams, we begin to recollect on how life is more than us. A soul mate is something which i value yet it eludes me. Love went away and so did my connection to the goddess. Angels are perfect metaphors, their role protects whatever sins or grievances we partake in.

 

Drew Clausen on New Poem – I can still recall…

Excellent

 

Dwight L. Roth on New Poem – I can still recall…

A beautiful love poem.

 

Huzaifa Sani Ilyas on New Poem – I can still recall…

Well written poem

 

Lisa Miller on New Poem – I can still recall…

Nicely said…

 

Lore Dombaj on New Poem – I can still recall…

Such a beautiful poem, you took my breath away.

 

Annell Livingstone on New Poem – I can still recall…

A good one, Scott. Good to know you are good!!

 

Dee on New Poem – I can still recall…

Another heartfelt piece my friend. You’re poems are so diversified. The common thread in all of your work, is your empathy and compassion. You have a beautiful soul.

 

Sherry Blue Sky on New Poem – I can still recall…

This is lovely, Scott. How wonderful to have made the soul’s journey with a soulmate. Not everyone is so lucky. I especially love your closing lines.

 

Lorraine Hall on New Poem – I can still recall…

Lovely poem xo

 

Eftichia Kapardeli on New Poem – I can still recall…

And now, for sure my love,
We’ll know of the angels
When they come for us…….Amazing poem my Scott Congrats

 

Verdana Sharma on New Poem – I can still recall…

A bond that stays for ever, how pure!!

 

Larry Trasciatti on New Poem – I can still recall…

It’s so good to see a happy romance that lasts a lifetime

 

Grace on New Poem – I can still recall…

A sweet and fulfilling journey for sure.

 

Sanaa Rivzi on New Poem – I can still recall…

Oh gosh this is absolutely gorgeous in its romanticism!

 

Merrill D. Smith on New Poem – I can still recall…

From a simple, thoughtful beginning, love can bloom.

 

Frank Hubeny on New Poem – I can still recall…

I like the thought of the angels coming at the end.

 

Charlie Zero on New Poem – I can still recall…

There’s a realness and honesty to the beginning of the poem and the ending
of bringing hope into one’s heart.

Beautiful poem my friend.

 

Bev Crawford on New Poem – I can still recall…

A beautiful recount of a relationship, flourishing and maturing into something of such substance. Bravo

 

Anthony North on New Poem – I can still recall…

Beautiful words that build up to something more.

 

Jade Li on New Poem – I can still recall…

This feels like such a grounded and satisfying place to be.

 

Anna on New Poem – I can still recall…

This is beautiful Scott – wonderful words of love, trust and growth and the melding of souls. Lovely.
Anna :o]

 

Laura Bloomsbury on New Poem – I can still recall…

“It was how

We bridged that gap.”

the poem moves so lightly and lovingly across that ever narrowing gap as the two become ‘us’

 

Glenn Buttkus on New Poem – I can still recall…

A lovely and romantic piece. I liked how you described the vulnerability of actual love beyond any imperative of staying secure/. We all hope for “flights of angels” indeed.

 

Kim M. Russell on New Poem – I can still recall…

That really is all it takes, Scott, and it’s the best feeling in the world, knowing that someone cares.

 

Bjorn Rudberg on New Poem – I can still recall…

I love how simple it begins when the beginning of a simple “how are you?” can build and add the weight of something so real

 

Katy Jiang on New Poem – Like the curiously…

Always so beautiful

 

Dee on New Poem – Like the curiously…

Inspiring…

 

Hersh Bhardwaj on Recent Writing…

Just read some of the poems. Feels like I can read them for hours and not get tired. Soul of Rilke, Rumi, Gibran and our very own Tagore comes forth from your verse, Scott.

 

Hersh Bhardwaj on New Poem – Like the curiously…

Just read some of the poems. Feels like I can read them for hours and not get tired. Soul of Rilke, Rumi, Gibran and our very own Tagore comes forth from your verse, Scott.

 

Nekabari Benson Nwika on New Poem – Like the curiously…

Thanks Sir Scott for a wonderful piece here….You really inclined my creative accent. Would love to share some of my works with you to read.

 

Lucas Walrod on New Poem – Like the curiously…

I love it, and your page looks amazing!

 

Candice on New Poem – Like the curiously…

Moving and thought-provoking. Great choice of image for this poem, too.

 

Amy Temple on New Poem – Like the curiously…

A very beautiful poem from our friend Scott Hastie

 

Austin C.Morgan on New Poem – Like the curiously…

I have read this poem and I think it’s terrific. Your ideas are big and your verses perform acrobatics around the basic scheme, and yet I saw nothing trite or burning about it. To me, that is the definition of worthwhile poetry.

 

Nekabari Benson Nwika on New Poem – Like the curiously…

Thanks Sir Scott for a wonderful piece here….You really inclined my creative accent. Would love to share some of my works with you to read.

 

Ivy Feng on New Poem – Like the curiously…

Your New Poem is beautiful, you are doing an amazing job

 

Paras Pashar on New Poem – Like the curiously…

I find your work to be wonderful…

 

Bridget Ashborn on Recent Writing…

I have had a read of some of your poems and they are delicate yet powerful.

 

Ada Aharoni on End of year Report!…

Dear Scott,

I am so glad to to find we have so much in common!
I love your new poem, especially the stanza with which I warmly agree:

So well before the time

To slip away

Gathers too much pace,

So should we all

Endeavor to love,

To leave the best

Of ourselves behind.

Beautifully and profoundly expressed thoughts and feelings, reflecting a state of mind of what I call “the autumn of our days”. This is when we begin asking ourselves what will I leave behind? And what you plan to leave behind: love, kindness and the best of yourself, is so moving and humane, and exactly what I feel and plan too!

 

Lorraine Hall on New Poem – Like the curiously…

Very Nice!

 

Deborah Allen on New Poem – Like the curiously…

Truly Lovely!

 

Yolanda Izurieta on New Poem – Like the curiously…

It woke me up! Love deers and your poem is touching my heart.

 

Sandy Pallen on New Poem – Like the curiously…

Very nice

 

Nekabari Benson Nwika on New Poem – Like the curiously…

The absolute sum of all
That had gone before…

And down to the shore
The young deer drown in awe

Hahaha… Nice lines Mr Scott

 

Janice McLaughlin on New Poem – Like the curiously…

Great poem about leaving the best of ourselves behind.

 

Heather Pendley on New Poem – Like the curiously…

We can all use such nice reminders.

 

Ismail Rodriguez on New Poem – Like the curiously…

Well written poem. Very beautiful

 

Malvika Mishra on New Poem – Like the curiously…

I was reading your poems the other day; they are deep, beautiful and extremely spiritual.
I find so much of our Bhagwad Geeta in your poems and it’s amazing how such wise things are worded the same way.

 

 

 

2 Comments

  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.

  2. Your poetry is simply beautiful, energetic, full of wit
    and exuberant vitality.

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