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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

Admin on New Poem – If you listen…

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

Munia Khan on New Poem – If you listen…

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

 

Cressida on New Poem – If you listen…

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

 

Thotpurge on New Poem – If you listen…

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

 

Kaykuala on New Poem – If you listen…

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

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

 

Magical Mystery Teacher on New Poem – If you listen…

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

 

Ayala on New Poem – If you listen…

Lovely imagery!

 

Rommy on New Poem – If you listen…

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

 

Donna on New Poem – If you listen…

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

 

Annell Livingston on New Poem – If you listen…

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

 

Magaly Guerrero on New Poem – If you listen…

“Just waiting to be noticed…”

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

 

Suyash on New Poem – If you listen…

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

 

Gillena Cox on New Poem – If you listen…

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

much love…

 

Chrissa on New Poem – If you listen…

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

 

Sherry Marr on New Poem – If you listen…

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

 

Mary Kling on New Poem – If you listen…

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

 

Vivian Zems on New Poem – If you listen…

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

 

Rosemary Nissen Wade on New Poem – If you listen…

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

 

Vandana on New Poem – If you listen…

What a beautiful comparison with tender trees and summer breeze.

 

Charley on New Poem – If you listen…

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

 

Maria Miraglia on New Poem – If you listen…

Very nice indeed…

 

Therese Young Kim on New Poem – If you listen…

So Lovely!

 

Robin Kimber on New Poem – If you listen…

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

 

Margaret Nash on New Poem – If you listen…

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

 

Laura Laveglia on New Poem – If you listen…

I found this one of yours particularly sweet…

 

Nidhi Suryavanshi on  New Poem – If you listen…

Very nice

 

William Bain on New Poem – If you listen…

Cheers Scott!

 

Maxim Chernikov on New Poem – If you listen…

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

 

Lady Shadowflame on New Poem – If you listen…

Yes, Very Nice!

 

Georgette on New Poem – If you listen…

Wonderful lines… Interesting

 

Georgette on New Poem – If you listen…

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

 

Sunaina Sindhwani on New Poem – If you listen…

Very nice…

 

Ali Grimshaw on New Poem – If you listen…

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

 

Eftichia Kapardeli on New Poem – If you listen…

Such a true journey in feelings

 

Jerry Hulme on New Poem – If you listen…

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

 

Jay Schaffer on New Poem – If you listen…

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

 

Lee San on New Poem – If you listen…

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

 

Mahnaz Mohafez on New Poem – New Artwork – Desire…

So enlightening!

 

Mahnaz Mohafez on New Poem – If you listen…

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

 

John Rachel on New Poem – If you listen…

“If you listen carefully

There’s a constant purr

In your soul …”

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

 

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

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

 

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

GOOD Poem I liked it very much.

 

Liz on New Poem – If you listen…

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

 

Liz on New Image – the best has arrived!

Yeah baby!

 

 Ronee Henson on New Poem – If you listen…

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

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

THANK YOU !!!

Hugs from Ronee

 

Aria Ligi on New Poem – If you listen…

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

Easy to accept,

When such benevolence

Holds so steady,

Just waiting to be noticed,

Like the soft sigh

Of a tender young tree

In the slightest

Of summer breezes.

 

Carmol Mae on New Poem – If you listen…

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

 

Gillena on New Poem – If you listen…

Oh that last verse is the yummiest

Much♥️love

 

Grace on New Poem – If you listen…

May we always be drawn to the light ~

 

Laura Bailey on New Artwork – Desire…

A most beautiful work…

 

Laura Bailey on New Poem – If you listen…

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

 

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

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

Keep writing.
Lisa

 

Alison Hankinson on New Poem – If you listen…

Very beautiful. XXX

 

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

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

 

Sanaa Rivzi on New Poem – If you listen…

Indeed! Such an incredibly poignant write Scott.

 

Frank Hubeny on New Poem – If you listen…

Good point about putting the lie to our insignificance.

 

Kanzen Sakura on New Poem – If you listen…

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

 

Jo on New Poem – If you listen…

I love these lines:

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

 

Bjorn Rudberg on New Poem – If you listen…

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

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

 

Lillian on New Poem – If you listen…

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

 

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

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

 

Kelly Loraine on Writing…

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

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

 

Joseph Kirubakaran on New Poem – Striking…

Nice poem…

 

Emmanuelle Cartagena on New Poem – Striking…

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

 

Kim Harter on New Poem – Striking…

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

 

Yeisie Medorio on New Poem – Striking…

If you read poetry, I encourage you to immerse yourself in the Hastie world.

 

Linda Davis on New Poem – Striking…

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

 

Diane Tolley on New Poem – Striking…

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

 

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

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

 

Diane on New Poem – Striking…

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

 

Victoria Ames on New Poem – Striking…

Beautiful page, Mr. Hastie

 

Jayanta Biswas on New Poem – Striking…

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

 

Cecilia Wong on New Poem – Striking…

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

 

Sarah Claudine Day on Readers Comments…

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

 

Ositadimma Amakeze on New Poem – Striking…

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

 

Qamar Un Nisa on New Poem – Striking…

I loved this…

 

Munia Khan on New Poem – Striking…

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

 

Sahar Tavakoli on New Poem – Striking…

“This then the beauty

Of being alive,

Pared down

To its very essentials….”

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

 

Kevin George on New Poem – Striking…

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

 

Dr Jelka Sansom on New Poem – Striking…

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

 

Ravikant on New Poem – Striking…

Thank you Scott
Nice poem!

 

Laura Laveglia on New Poem – Striking…

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

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

Exquisite pieces!!
Best to you Duncan!!

 

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

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

 

Richard J. Mann on New Poem – Striking…

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

 

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

Oh, l can relate to this.

 

Nivedita Yohana on New Poem – Striking…

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

 

Rosalia Martin on New Poem – Striking…

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

 

Ashmum Ashwick on New Poem – Striking…

Full of fabulous thoughts and insights on life.

 

Ashkum on New Poem – An old view seen anew…

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

 

Aria Ligi on New Poem – Striking…

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

“Just as it was that day

You kissed someone.

And for

The very first time

They truly kissed you back.”

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

 

Janice McLaughlin on New Poem – Striking…

Illusions of vulnerability

Evaporated by pure spirit.

WOW!

 

Janice McLaughlin on New Poem – Passing…

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

 

Paul Bowles on New Poem – Striking…

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

 

Rall on New Poem – Striking…

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

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

 

Suzanne Staveley on New Poem – Striking…

Your words are always inspiring.

 

Wendy Bourke on New Poem – Striking…

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

 

Margaret Nash on New Poem – Striking…

I love the poem

 

Susie Clevenger on New Poem – Striking…

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

 

Neena Sharma on New Poem – Striking…

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

Congrats sir! Keep at it…A true marvel!

Divine greetings and regards
Thanks for sharing…

Divine sister
Neena

 

Rommy on New Poem – Striking…

Wonderful moments like that etch themselves onto our souls.

 

Don MacIver on NewArtwork – Fantasy Forest …

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

 

Don MacIver on New Publication…

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

 

Don MacIver on New Poem – Striking…

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

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

Warmest regards.

 

Patricia Travis on New Poem – Striking…

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

 

ZQ on New Poem – Striking…

“…love is in the air…”

 

Rosemary Nissan Wade on New Poem – Striking…

Ah yes, those are the essentials indeed.

 

Truedessa on New Poem – Striking…

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

 

Audrey Howitt on New Poem – Striking…

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

 

Kim M. Russell on New Poem – Striking…

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

 

Sherri B on New Poem – Striking…

This was so lovely.

 

Sherry Marr on New Poem – Striking…

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

 

Mary Kling on New Poem – Striking…

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

 

Donna on New Poem – Striking…

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

‘Illusions of vulnerability

Evaporated by pure spirit.’

Beautiful!

 

Lee San on New Poem – Striking…

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

 

Jae Rose on New Poem – Striking…

Beautifully written…

 

Neeraj Khanka on New Poem – Striking…

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

 

Thot Purge on New Poem – Striking…

The very essentials of existence… yes beautifully put.

 

Xerxes Aga on New Poem – Striking…

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

 

Kathy Reed on New Poem – Striking…

Wow….so straightforward, yet eloquent!

 

Bekkie on New Poem – Striking…

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

 

Imelda on New Poem – Striking…

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

 

Imelda on New Artwork – Fantasy Forest…

Pretty!

 

Paul on New Poem – Striking…

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

 

Donna Lynch on New Poem – Striking…

Nice work! Simplicity infused with an intoxicating depth!

 

Annell on New Poem – Striking…

Yes, by Jove, I think you have it.

 

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

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

 

John Rachel on New Poem – Striking…

“This then the beauty

Of being alive,

Pared down

To its very essentials.”

This aptly describes this poem.

 

Rose on New Poem – Striking…

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

 

Dominic Windram on New Poem – Striking…

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

 

Nidhi Singh on New Poem – Striking…

‘Illusions of vulnerability
Evaporated by pure spirit.’

Really very powerful and marvellous words. Love the poetry.

 

Laura Bailey on New Artwork – Fantasy Forest…

Glorious !!

 

Laura Bailey on New Poem – Striking…

What beautiful memories you conjure up in this wonderful poem !

Thank you, as always, for sharing. 🙂

 

Roslyn Ross on New Poem – Striking…

Yes, you have captured this artfully.

 

JT Smith on New Poem – Striking…

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

 

Hank on New Poem – Striking…

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

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

Hank

 

Victoria Slotto on New Poem – Striking…

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

 

Grace on New Poem – Striking…

I like that ending with the trigger point!

 

Frank Hubeny on New Poem – Striking…

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

 

Lori Triggs on New Poem – Striking…

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

 

Lillian on New Poem – Striking……

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

 

Lisa Miller on New Poem – Striking…

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

Keep writing. Your words are lovely.

 

Sanaa Rivzi on New Poem – Striking…

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

 

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

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

 

Charlie Zero on New Poem – Striking…

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

Beautifully well expressed.

 

Bjorn Rudberg on New Poem – Striking…

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

 

Julie Canfield on New Poem – Striking…

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

 

Shari Le Kane Yentumi on New Poem – Striking…

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

 

Mahnaz on New Artwork – Fantasy Forest

Awesome!

 

Mahnaz on New Poem – Striking…

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

 

Rebecca O’Donnell on New Poem – Striking…

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

 

Cynthia Saarieon New Poem – An old view seen anew

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

 

Mickey Morgan on New Poem – An old view seen anew

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

 

Jan Persichetti on New Poem – An old view seen anew

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

 

Bernard Jan on New Poem – An old view seen anew

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

 

Christine Louise Brown on New Poem – Passing…

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

 

ola. A on New Poem – Passing…

Perfect I thought, I love this

 

Deep Thinker on New Poem – An old view seen anew

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

 

William Fowler on New Poem – An old view seen anew

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

 

Blaine Youngquist on New Poem – An old view seen anew

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

 

Colleen Henry on New Poem – An old view seen anew

I really love this, it’s pretty powerful…

 

Ola A on New Poem – An old view seen anew

This splits my thoughts… Love this…

 

Mark Dolamore on New Poem – An old view seen anew

I find your poems both powerful and sensitive.

 

Elaine Battersby on New Poem – An old view seen anew

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

 

Marie Bethel on New Poem – An old view seen anew

Very lovely poem, and good luck.

 

Akanksha Mishra on New Poem – An old view seen anew

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

 

Manuel Rivera on New Poem – An old view seen anew

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

 

Micki Peluso on New Poem – An old view seen anew

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

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

 

Bob Mitchell on New Poem – An old view seen anew

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

 

Timothy Balding on New Poem – An old view seen anew

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

 

Nina on New Poem – An old view seen anew

Thanks, Scott, I like this poem.

 

Ositadimma Amakaze on New Poem – An old view seen anew

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

 

Loraine Damonte on New Poem – An old view seen anew

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

 

Banu Bidarkund on New Poem – For Dylan Thomas

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

 

Banu Bidarkund on New Poem – An old view seen anew

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

 

Jasmine Sroay on New Poem – An old view seen anew

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

 

Nivedita Yohana on New Poem – An old view seen anew

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

 

1 Comment

  1. Sarah Claudine Day

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

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