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

 

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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