Readers Comments – Archive 2016

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

Claude Fraix-Bavuz on New Poem – To live a little…

trouver la clef de la prison du passé s’en évader sans le renier étroit chemin, malaisé

find a key open the jail of the past run away don’t forget, that is the narrow way, uneasy.

 

Satish Kumar Shukla on New Poem – To live a little…

The native English idiom comes to shine, brightening up the telling.

 

Richard Atwood on New Poem – To live a little…

Had hoped your poem was about Pamukkale. Wondrous place. I was there in the fall of ’62. One of those things one does not forget: out of the sliding glass doors of the hotel room, and into the warm, champagne-like waters, swimming right up to the edge of the cliffs, looking out over the valley. Then early Sunday morning, a camel train wending its way along the base of the foothills behind us, through the ruins of Hierapolis… the Roman amphitheater nearby. The heavy weight of history… spears as it wills, the quest never abandoned… pierced by joy or wounds… focal points, transitions… glimpses of heaven, always the twists of pain.

 

Diane Burrow on New Poem – To live a little…

But the way is sadly littered with the ghosts of other souls.

 

Thom Ward on New Poem – To live a little…

A fine lyric Scott.

 

Alexandria Infante on New Poem – To live a little…

You did a wonderful job here

 

Susan Langer on New Poem – To live a little…

It is a fitting end to 2016.I loved the topic, the philosophical bent and the cadence of this piece.

 

boundlessblessings on Recent Writing…

Superb poetry. An inspiring writer and a great read…

 

Kaykuala on New Poem – To live a little…

“The resolute onward journey
Of our soul”

There is always the hopes and expectations of something good coming our way! Merry Christmas to you Scott and happy hols!

Hank

 

Anonymous on Writing…

Scott’s poems are so lovely and inspiring!

 

Pam Wight on Recent Writing…

Scott’s poems inspired me this morning. Also, his daily routine is enviable, and one I aspire to. “Monastic writing,” indeed. That’s pure heaven. So nice to meet him here – thanks Sue!

 

Helen Jones on New Poem – Recent Writing…

Such lovely words…

 

Robbie on New Poem – Recent Writing…

Lovely poems. It is such a privilege to be able to write full time.

 

Jez Hulme on New Poem – Here I am…

Love ‘Here I am’ Scottie. You pick out the things that I have noticed in my subconscious but need your ‘thread’ to draw them to the consciousness Thankyou old friend x

 

Nivedita Yohana on New Poem – To live a little…

I absolutely love your new work. It encapsulates all the emotions I am currently going through. The life’s dilemmas, uncertainty , contingencies and all the coded chronicles which are part of our very existence. I guess these challenges make us more human and keep us grounded in order to be resolute and soldier on with life’s ongoing journey with hope and faith.

I wish you a lovely Christmas and may the spirit of Christmas replenish you with happiness, contentment, fun and creativity.

 

Aria Ligi on New Poem – To live a little…

I love this poem. It has the simplicity and complexities inter-weaved in a thoughtful, delightful way, yet still leaves one with much to savour.

 

Dominic Windram on New Poem – To live a little…

So profound yet so simply & concisely expressed – beautiful!

 

Sukhneet Kaur Bhatti on New Poem – To live a little…

Awesome work. Appreciate you for your commendable literary contributions. Thank you so much for taking time and sharing your thoughts…

 

Jonathan Taylor on New Poem – To live a little…

Thanks, Scott – really great stuff.

 

Neena Sharma on New Poem – To live a little…

What a thought provoking and insightful poesy Scottie sir…So subtle and sublime , like always
Congrats!

Yes sure, whatever be your latent fears, Headlong plunge resolutely towards your forward journey of burgeoning life, with new hopes and aspirations to flower and fructify.

Nice to see your poem ending on a happier note!

Merry Christmas, dear sir.

Fond Regards
Neena

 

Kim M. Russell on New Poem – To live a little…

The opening lines remind me of that song ‘Every Time We Say Goodbye’, kind of wistful and then you sock it to us with an ‘anvil of angst’ and ‘coded chronicles / Of such a pointed / Lifetime dilemma’. The human journey will always end in death so what’s the point in allowing ourselves to be ‘limited /By such dominant / Conviction / That fears the end so’. Better to be free to flower. I think I have reached then age when I don’t fear death itself, just the manner of passing.

 

Eric Erbe on New Poem – To live a little…

Passions are to be shared
This is sparse but vivid
A garden carefully tended.

Lovely

 

Rosemary Nissan Wade on New Poem – To live a little…

When you put it like that, I think, ‘Yes, what else is there?’

 

Carob Hush on New Poem – To live a little…

The opening and the second to last stanza are my faves.

I know i’m nutso, but I read this as being about 1) that old cartoon The Littles, and 2) living/dying as a little … sub, baby girl, whatever you want to call it.

Don’t stone me. I don’t mean to be so twisted in the head.

 

Elizabeth on New Poem – To live a little…

The soul twist and turns in our need to know. But, sometimes stills to listen for forever.

Elizabeth

 

Wendy Bourke on New Poem – To live a little…

This is very contemplative and eloquently articulated. “The resolute onward journey Of our soul”: indelible!

 

Lorena Donavan on New Poem – To live a little…

Love the lines … hope freer to flower and a resolute journey … positive thoughts for the new year. Happy Holidays from Loredana at Magic of Words.

 

ZQ on New Poem – To live a little…

As abstract you write I am beginning to put together a string of somethings that may be comprehensible. He! He! He!
But always a delight to have tea with you.
ZQ

 

Gillena on New Poem – To live a little…

Luv your second to last verse best. It seems to bridge the contemplating soul in the words gone before and the resolute of determination of the final verse.

Much love…

 

Julian on New Poem – To live a little…

Wow, really enjoyed your poem, such a powerful opening stanza.

 

Colleen on New Poem – To live a little…

I like the layered truth here. Life is such a coded mystery. You remind me that it is all soul building.

 

Rommy on New Poem – To live a little…

Fear can certainly impede our journey, but we are much the poorer for it when it does.

 

Mary on New Poem – To live a little…

Ah, I wait for that time when hope is freer to flower again. May it come soon…….

Happy holidays to you, Scott; and a great poetic year ahead.

 

Truedessa on New Poem – To live a little…

Scott, your poetry is so enjoyable. It touches the heart of life. They do say to live a little you must die a little, perhaps it is to make room for new experiences.

 

Maxim Chernikov on New Poem – To live a little…

I’d really like us to become friends. Very sorry that you do not read in Russian. But the spiritual connection still triumphs over this, given that, even with rough translation, the poetic metaphor can break through and melt any iceberg of a foreign language! I love your poetry, in common with Yeats, Keats and other principal luminaries!

Yours Maxim.

 

Maxim Chernikov on New Poem – To live a little...

Dear Scott!
Beautiful metaphors, beautiful poetry! You are a wonderful, fine poet! Even seeing those pretty lines, translated into Russian language, I have a lot of fun!

 

Totomai on New Poem – To live a little…

Perfect poem to read before the year ends! Looking for the new year

Happy holiday, Scott

 

Jae Rose on New Poem – To live a little…

That angel could well be right.. maybe our souls are both dead and alive – if we carried everything in its live state it would be hard to keep going..somethings must be shed aside to lighten the load.

 

Sumana Roy on New Poem – To live a little…

So beautifully penned specially the last few lines…

 

Munia Khan on New Poem – To live a little…

Life smiles through the lines of this glorious piece, dear Scott!How can I not praise the profound depth of this poem! I mostly love the second stanza along with the opening four lines.Amazing phrase you created- ‘anvil of angst’ and I adore that ‘angel’s enigmatic smile’. Excellent piece of poetry as ever. Thank you for this great work.

 

Jane Bartels on New Poem – To live a little…

To me, a philosophical and metaphorical poem that is a fine definition of a path, a way, towards the rest of our lives….I like the hope it projects…

Funny, I don’t look or lean on the anvil of angst that comes with life…it just happens….but there is so much good around us, it is the beacon I try to follow. I find that in your poem, too.

Overall… It’s a very good poem, not loading with metaphors, but stripped down to the nature of something sensible. At least this is what it reads to me. The simple message is stunning and needed.

I also think that the pre-ordained religious stuff associated with this time of the season corrals any other creative and individual thoughts and practices by those who don’t march to the dominant drummer. The Winter Solstice expands my gratitude and appreciation for the season and beyond.

Overall, a marvelous poem, Scott. One that I am glad I read at this time of the year.

 

Danny Johnson on New Poem – To live a little…

Truly wonderful, Scott… I am going to share it with all my friends… Have an amazing Christmas…

 

Sumit Kumar on New Poem – To live a little…

Very nice, very beautiful Scott, I really love this one.

 

Dr Jelka Samsom on New Poem – To live a little…

Dear Scottie,

What a truly lovely lighthearted way to speak about our usual belief in “time”, our fears, our egos, and the timelesness of our souls!

This past year has seen so many disasters worldwide, maybe that is one of the reasons why you put your message accross ever so gently…??

All good wishes to you, your loved ones and your many loyal followers too,

Jelka

Scott says:

As ever, you get it… My dear Princess S

 

Alison Hankinson on New Poem – To live a little…

Beautifully put….it is that pain from dying a little that chips and hews of those rough edges.

 

Sue Anderson on New Poem – To live a little…

We all need to push forward in our resolute journeys. Well said!

 

Eric Erbe on New Poem – To live a little…

Spread so evenly
Like my grandfather
Teaching simultaneously
How to plaster
And make sandwiches

 

Mish on New Poem – To live a little...

Valuable insight indeed. I do believe that we must suffer a bit to truly live. Light is more vivid within the darkness.

 

Bob Mitchell on New Poem – To live a little…

Thank you for sharing your wonderful poems. I love this section:
And such
Are all our hopes,
Freer to flower
Brighter still
When no longer clad thus.
Speaking as a pastor, what an amazing vision of heaven this is!

 

Magaly Guerrero on New Poem – To live a little…

The first stanza offers a bit of magnificent wisdom. The words evoke an image in my mind, which says, “You’ve seen this, haven’t you? The smiling angel of the cryptic grin?”.

Wonderful. And true.

 

Sasha A. Palmer on New Poem – To live a little…

Life is good.
Beautiful writing.

 

Bryan Ens on New Poem – To live a little…

Lovely alliteration in this! That angel’s enigmatic smile gave me a lot of food for thought!

 

Sayed Rohani on New Poem – To live a little…

So beautifully and enigmatically said about angels, hopes, and passion…

 

Alexandria Infante on New Poem – To live a little…

You did wonderful here…

 

Nivedita Yohana on An Academic Review…

Thank you very much, Mahnaz

 

Nivedita Yohana on An Academic Review…

Thank you very much, Paulos

 

Nivedita Yohana on An Academic Review…

Thank you very much, Don

 

Sreeja Harikrisnan on New Poem – To live a little…

Every true passion
Shared since
Speaking so clearly to this,
The resolute onward journey
Of our soul…………..simply beautiful! It has got a strength to offer….

 

Manngoime on New Poem – To live a little…

This to me is a metaphysical poem and I see deeply into a yearning soul for divine direction. I see a hunger for the unknown to be made known. But if this must be then someone or something extraordinary and non- human must come in-between man and the unknown that is why an angel must rip up the chronicles hitherto hiding the mysteries of man’s eternal existence. Only one personification is worthy to open the book and claim the billion of souls who were lost to sinful lust and rebellion and then usher them into a wellspring of life with the trinity.There is no more ” lifetime dilemma” and the fear of where we will spend eternity because he who is to come had already come and our flowers have now become brighter.Our tortured souls can now rejoice in our journey of hope to because we now know where we will spend eternity.

 

Thot Purge on New Poem – To live a little…

The coded chronicles
Of such a pointed
Lifetime dilemma… love that!

 

Carol Zielinski on New Poem – To live a little…

A beautiful poem. Really love the ending lines!! Have a wonderful Holiday …Scott!!

 

Grace on New Poem – To live a little…

I like the ending line Scott ~ Wishing you a meaningful and lovely season ~

 

Gayle Walters Rose on New Poem – To live a little…

I like your reflections on our individual journey through this life. I’m trying my best not to fear the end as I feel it is just another beginning. Nice, Scott.

 

Victoria on New Poem – To live a little…

I find a lot of strength in the trajectory of this fine poem.

 

Pleasant Street on New Poem – To live a little…

The ending has been on my mind a lot lately. I suppose the converse is also true-to meet the end well, you must live a little

 

Sanaa Rivzi on New Poem – To live a little…

Such a gorgeous close!!!❤️

 

Xenia on New Poem – To live a little…

A beautiful poem Scott and I especially love ‘Every true passion shared since speaking so clearly to this,the resolute onward journey of our soul.’

 

John Lysaght on New Poem – To live a little…

To live one`s life freed for passion there is a commitment to the process and an acceptance, however tense it may be, of our finite journey, here.

 

Bjorn Rudberg on New Poem – To live a little…

I really love how you have used the opposite to balance here. For me this sounds like a new-year’s poem. Whatever the next year brings, there is both end and beginning….

Have a wonderful holiday.

 

Marina Sofia on New Poem – To live a little...

About much more than life and death, although about that too. It’s like metal having to go through fire to become stronger.

 

Lisa C.Miller on New Poem – To live a little…

Beautifully said.

 

Satish K Shukla on New Poem – To live a little…

Fine feelings, nice verse, calming cool thought…

 

Satish K Shukla on New Image – West Bay…

Four elements at duelling
The sky high up laughs
Fellows!
The cloud comes crashing
Seemingly so with its unpredictable moods
Oh those winds conspired broods
The sea looks for breaks
Wave after wave after wave
Day and night, who knows
A Tsunami perhaps
But the rock stays put
Full face to the upsurge
Sky or cloud or wind
Or the water’s urge…
So saw a poet’s eye
The element’s splurge
Spread across the view
Come on! Bring on more of the slew
This heart is brave
Oh! Jocund too
But more likely grave
For, humans compel it
With unwanted persecutions
Though it were better left
To it’s poetic executions

 

Myrna on New Poem – To live a little…

It’s such a nice way for you to end the year. Makes me focus on the quality of life and death too, they are partners. I like that you consider that resolute journey. There is much depth to this poem. Lovely writing.

 

Jon Mukand on New Poem – Recent Writing…

Congratulations on another year of fine poetry.

 

JT on New Poem – To live a little…

Greetings Scottie

The first stanza resonated so strongly for me. we all have to live a bit more in order to experience loss too. It is a philosophical quandary. The last stanza completed the circle – the resolute onward journey of a soul. Insights like such are mature, evolved, and expressed with a tinge of sadness too. Very provocative indeed. Enjoy the rest of 2016.

 

Jeffrey Bennett on New Poem – To live a little…

Ah, but I love that first line, how shape is lent to breathing, and heat.

You make a fine line seem a mile wide, then there’s this journey, cataloguing all the signs I might have missed. Always a joy to read you, Scott.

Always a joy…

 

Rebecca O’Donnell on New Poem – To live a little…

Don’t let fear of death keep you from living. Amen to that!

 

Laura Bailey on New Poem – New Image – West Bay…

A beautiful capture! Sliced so cleanly just like a loaf of marbled rye! Thanks Scottie. :)

 

Laura Bailey on New Poem – To live a little…

Beautifully chosen words to close out this crazy year! Thanks, as ever, Scottie for the lovely post! Sending my very best wishes to you for a Happy Holiday Season!

 

Mahnaz Mohafez on New Image – West Bay…

Spectacular!

 

Mahnaz Mohafez on New Poem – To live a little…

Man was sent to the earth to do his best to make life as beautiful as possible not only for himself but others. Your insightful words are much appreciated, dear Scott! Thanks for sharing them with us.

 

Lukman Clark on New Poem – To live a little…

Thanks Scott

 

Anna Moon on New Poem – To live a little…

Beautiful poem. Thank you

 

Janice Towndrow on New Poem – To live a little...

Scott, I really like the phrases “anvil of angst” and and the words “coded chronicles” that follow the word “angel”

 

Donna on New Poem – To live a little…

I agree a perfect ending! Loved it!

 

Drew Clausen on New Poem – To live a little…

Very interesting and thought provoking in its form. I enjoyed the poem and cannot wait to read more of your poems.

 

John Rachel on New Poem – To live a little…

“Never was the need
For any anvil of angst”

Yet every day’s struggle is the denial of such haunting and intimidating fear.

Excellent poem, Scott.

 

Sue Vincent on New Poem – To live a little…

Beautiful, Scott.

 

Don MacIver on New Image – West Bay…

For me there is nothing quite as calming, centering and fitful as a long walk on a near deserted beach. Beautiful. As a writer and poet such surroundings leave me deeply inspired.

 

Don MacIver on New Images – All by my Wonder Boy!

These are exquisite Scott. My congratulations to your son Duncan!

 

Don MacIver on New Poem – To live a little…

Your words flow in a beautifully tempered cadence that forever bathes my soul Scott! The final stanza; what a fine close…

 

Barbara on New Poem – To live a little…

“The resolute onward journey of our soul.” Great write with lots of thoughts given.

 

Wendy Waters on New Poem – To live a little…

As always incandescently Hastie! Love the combination of rhythms and ideas and themes that always illuminate Hastie’s poems. To pick a favourite line would be difficult but here goes: “To crack open
The coded chronicles” other readers may see something quite different in this image but to me it speaks of releasing secret joy and finding hidden meaning in the mundane. Lovely work! Keep the words flowing.

 

Annell Livingstone on New Poem – To live a little…

Perfect ending, “the resolute onward journey of our soul.” Thanks, Scott!

 

Sherry Marr on New Poem – To live a little…

I so love the lines about “the resolute onward journey of our soul.” We must be resolute! I love the uplifting thrust of this poem, especially the hopes, freer to flower……..Happy holidays, Scottie!

 

Richard McCarthy on New Poem – A sheen…

They say that poetry is the language of the soul. In reading these poems from Scott I can understand why. Keep it flowing!

 

Janene Marie Richardson on New Poem – Recent Writing..

I have been in and read some of your poetry and it is beautiful.

 

Sanja Pilic on New Poem – A sheen…

I see in your poems rhythm and meditative atmosphere.

 

Ted Litzner on New Poem – A sheen…

Very nicely written.

 

Bill Waters on New Poem – A sheen...

I enjoyed reading your recent poems. Ironically! – your prodigious output left me rather speechless. LOL!

 

Diane Mills on New Poem – A sheen…

Great write my friend!

 

Warwick Newnham on New Poem – A sheen…

Great work Scott – Congrats

 

Rochelle Soetan on New Poem – See How…

My dear Scottie, thank you, once more, for helping us to embrace the very best of ourselves and our connective gifts alongside this journey. The beauty of life itself and all its offerings is all we can ever really ask, for our “shafts of sunlight’ (if we allow) will beam through and for one another.

 

E.D. Bird on Recent Writing…

I didn’t get a chance to read all of your poems Scott, but what I did read I liked. I must point out here that I’m not really into poetry, so coming from me, it is a great compliment!
I think your website is wonderful too. Keep up the good work, I’ll be back when time permits to read the poems I’ve not yet read…

 

Aedske van Steenbergen on New Poem – A sheen…

Thank you so much Scott for sharing this beautifully written poem. It is very moving.

 

Brian Walker on New Poem – A sheen…

This is a very good poem – deep and moving, poetry as it should be..

 

Danny Johnson on New Poem – A sheen…

A Sheen… a novelist by trade and an appreciator of poetry for the beauty of words, I absolutely love this poem…very moving

 

Hank on My Wonder Boy!

Extremely unique offering Scott! Beautiful handicrafts, great talents! Wishing Duncan the best!

 

Olivia Byard on New Poem – A sheen…

I enjoyed this

 

Nataly Saviska on Recent Writing…

Hello Scott, I have read some of your poetry and found it really inspirational.

 

Rachael Yorke on New Poem – A sheen…

I love your poetic art
You always show how with the right words a great piece of art is created and words can express meaning so perfectly
I love following your work
Thank you for sharing your talent

 

Rochelle Soetan on New Poem – A sheen…

I love this! Thinking of you today, my friend.

 

Sean Michael on New Poem – A sheen…

“Joy and pain
Spread so evenly
Along time’s heavy arch”

Very nice.

 

Sahar Tavakoli on Recent Writing…

I read your poems with joy.
thank you again
warm wishes

 

Nivedita Yohana on New Poem – A sheen…

Just read this your new beautiful and wonderful work of art : A Sheen — Love the title. I think this is the first time I have ever read such a positive note on memories. Usually memory is treated with such melancholic touch, but I love that you treat memory as an entity – organic entity which synthesises in our soul and our being becomes one with them.

“That eventually settle,
Coming to rest somehow
In the very fabric
Of who we are.. ”

Amazing as ever. You are my umbilical chord to this world :)

 

Ositadimma Amakeze on Recent Writing…

Just a rendezvous.
Who wouldn’t like coming back again and again.

 

Ositadimma Amakeze on New Poem – A sheen…

Essence and the connection with others…powerful and I should reread Levinas’The Other.

The attendant comments are superb too.

 

Kay on New Poem – A sheen…

One’s eyes to talk the tales of time. This is lovely, and I especially appreciate the last stanza.

 

Susan Langer on New Poem – A sheen…

Sorry that it took me a while to read you latest. I’ve been grieving a dear loss of my dog companion and fighting depression. I felt your poem and especially the last three lines,
“Joy and pain
Spread so evenly
Along time’s heavy arch.”
Thank you for sharing with me. Susan

 

Magical Mystical Teacher on New Poem – A sheen…

The even spread of joy and pain is something I haven’t quite gotten used to, and I probably never will.

 

Bryan Ens on New Poem – A sheen…

Such a powerful connection between close friends. The final 3 lines are such a great closing too!

 

Rosemary Nissen Wade on New Poem – A sheen…

Much truth in this.

 

Sreeja Harikrishnan on New Poem – A sheen…

Beautiful and meaningful! Something to carry in mind….

 

Colleen on New Poem – A sheen…

Touching on the mystery. I like joy and pain spread evenly on the arch and “charisma.”

 

Wendy Bourke on New Poem – A sheen…

A wonderful write. I especially liked: “I see this so clearly In the eyes of others.” There is a lot to be gleaned from the eyes of others, and yet … society seems to instill in us, a compulsion to look away.

 

Marieta Maglas on New Poem – A sheen…

Beautiful poem-I like the last stanza.

 

dsnake on New Poem – A sheen…

What terrific closing lines!
i enjoyed the poem (and its message).

 

Munia Khan on New Poem – A sheen…

Life lives here within the meaningful truths of this glorious write. Beautiful work, Scott!

 

Munia Khan on New Image – Autumn begins at home …

Heavenly indeed! Loving your wonderful little Eden, Scott!

 

Prasenjit Shome on New Poem – A sheen…

A lovely poem. We should try to find sheen in our every work of life.

 

Rall on New Poem – A sheen…

Joy and pain is the stuff of life all so brief in the greater scheme of things.

 

Grapeling on New Poem – A sheen…

A compelling close

 

Julian on New Poem – A sheen…

I certainly enjoyed reading this piece of poetry, one that I would like to re-visit.

 

Matthew Henningson on New Poem – A sheen…

I enjoy this because of the greatness and sadness of time… how it gives us so much, but still takes so much away.

 

Colleen on New Poem – A sheen…

Touching on the mystery. I like joy and pain spread evenly on the arch and “charisma.”

 

Kaykuala on New Poem – A sheen…

Leaving behind a memory,
A presence of its own.
Energies

It is a re-assurance that there are occasions that stamp itself in our memory with the strength and flow of energies all of its own.

Hank

 

Lorena Donovan on New Poem – A sheen…

Lovely poem and photo … the world seems to be on a heavy arch at the moment … let’s hope it shines one again with the sheen of hope.

 

Gillena on New Poem – A sheen…

I am intrigued by the depth of wisdom in your last 3 lines of today’s poem.

Much Love…

 

Jae Rose on New Poem – A sheen…

I hope that joy reaches us before pain topples the bridge – that you see it and how you are there – a gentle energy in the stones of the wall – suggests it may if we are patient.

 

Thotpurge on New Poem – A sheen…

The balance between joy and pain… lucky are those who discover it in the process of finding who they are.

 

Mary on New Poem – A sheen…

Ah, every moment that has gone before brings us to the place we are today. So much depth in your words, Scott! And time does indeed have a heavy arch!

 

Xerxes Aga on New Poem – A sheen…

Hello, Scott. It is always a pleasure to hear from you and to read your latest work.I will not dissect and comment on any individual line of your work.Poems are not judged by their fragments.Your latest work resonates with me because I can understand the ecstasy and the agony of having and then not having something or someone very precious to you.

 

Imelda on New Poem – A sheen…

I feel like sitting back, closingy eyes, and think about your words. There is a contemplative quality in them.

 

Rebecca O’Donnell on New Poem – A sheen…

My own sparkle has begun to finally glow again. Thank you for such a beautiful reminder for us all to notice that incomparable sheen, Word Artist. Beautiful.

 

Dixon Rice on New Poem – A sheen…

Sheen, glow, charisma… you start with these shallow substances yet drag the reader to the complex texture of life. Wow.

I’ve been reading ‘Girl on the Train’ while hiding in Atlanta from Hurricane Matthew, and now can’t get the image out of my head of you on the commuter train from London.

 

Nan Mykel on New Poem – A sheen…

I am swept away by the second stanza, entirely.

“I see this so clearly
In the eyes of others,” has me guessing.

 

Nan Mykel on New Poem – A sheen…

The second stanza swept me away. I’m toying with the meaning of
“I see this so clearly In the eyes of others.” Very thought-provoking — the fabric of our being.

 

Glenn Buttkus on New Poem – A sheen…

An arch, a circle, or perhaps something sinuous or ragged like a pulse on a graph. Metaphysically, I believe in a spiritual continuum, and we sort of know that nothing is truly just linear, They say time does not exist on the other side of the veil, past, present, future–all together now. As a poet we can celebrate life even as we report the machinations of our own experience. Loved the simplicity, honesty & clarity of our piece.

 

Judy on New Poem – A sheen…

First time here, but it won’t be my last.
You weave your words together in a lovely fabric of expression with depth and beauty.

Your gift clearly shows through your craft.

 

Lady Nyo on New Poem – A sheen…

To me, almost a love poem, but a poem of a long friendship or attachment.Intimate. The arch of this is lovely, solid, convincing. The last stanza brings it home.

 

Drew on New Image – Autumn begins at home…

Nice ground for property. Enjoyed the photos

 

Drew on New Image – Such delicate delights…

Wow! Another of Nature’s wonders shines bright in this photo. Thanks for sharing it.

 

Drew on New Poem – The heavyweight…

Great poem and I love it when I am challenged with new word or words namely cavort. Thanks for this I enjoyed the poem and the searching up of the word Cavort. Now I know a new word to cavort with. :)

 

Drew on New Poem – See how …

Very well written and I enjoyed it very much. Thanks for sharing

 

Drew on New Poem – A sheen...

Another top of the line poem from you, my friend. Enjoyed this one very much. Also gave me some things to think about in life which I like very much also. thanks.

 

Xenia on New Poem – A sheen…

Beautifully written and the warmth shines through as you look into the eyes of others, that connection you make through a lens of love.

 

Kathleen Read on New Poem – A sheen…

I find your writing very moving, Scott – the essence of it all has me beleaguered at times, so I find your words refreshing and your empathy astounding. We are all connected and I am happy to read your reassuring
thoughts on life and how you effectively give resolve to rise above the
tendency to wallow in the mystery.

 

Maria on New Poem – A sheen…

Profound thoughts carefully weaved into a masterpiece. Beautifully written!

 

Truedessa on New Poem – A sheen…

This is very beautiful, you have a crafted the sheen of life. You see beyond the scope of what is here.

 

Jelly Bean Disco on New Poem – A sheen…

This is very good.

I especially like this:
“All we’ve come to know,
To touch the essence of”

Awesome photo.

 

ZQ on New Poem – A sheen…

Excellent!
Forgive me for completing the arch into a circle holding the yin-yang, as I agreed with your conclusion.
ZQ

 

Kaykuala on New Poem – A sheen…

And yet with so much
Still left to absorb

There’s so much to see and so much to absorb. The world certainly opens up during one’s travels. Every nook and corner will offer a new experience. Great lines Scott!

Hank

 

Ayala on New Poem – A sheen…

Great lines and a great photo!

 

Paul Dear on New Poem – A sheen…

My first visit to your pages and boy what a treat. A poem of timeless form and substance. Recognising the imprint of life itself in the eyes of another. The passing of time on or under our skin. The moments yet to come and mark us. All that is ahead. In all of these things I sense a hint of a witness, a seer of all, that which was, is and will be…gazing from that eternal now.

A wonderful read. Thank You.

 

Linda Krushke on New Poem – A sheen…

Beautiful and touching ode to friendship. I love that final stanza:
“Joy and pain
Spread so evenly
Along time’s heavy arch.”

 

Grace on New Poem – A sheen…

Enjoyed reading your new work Scott ~ Hope you are well ~

 

Charlie Zero on New Poem – A sheen…

Scott your words of wisdom have touched humanity and the core relationship of the eyes of others. The balance of joy and pain.

Beautifully expressed. :)

 

Kim M. Russell on New Poem – A sheen…

Amazing closing lines!

 

Sanaa Rivzi on New Poem – A sheen…

Lovely sentiments here in your verse, Scott :)

 

Mish on New Poem – A sheen…

Very insightful. I especially love the way you ended with joy and pain evenly spread over time.

 

Dr Crystal Howe on New Poem – A sheen…

Beautifully and well written, thanks for sharing this!

 

Mary Bach on New Poem – A sheen…

Lovely work. I particularly like the final stanza.

 

Parlay on New Poem – A sheen…

Imagery , so vivid. I felt as though I were cast in the midst of it…. Floating in the words. Brilliant delivery& the photo is incredible ! Thankyou for sharing this.

 

Andrea Mackenzie Raine on New Poem – A sheen…

Lovely!

 

Dr.Jelka Sansom on New Poem – A sheen…

Absolutely beautiful, dear Scott!

I am just wondering: when writing this poem, were you inspired by one of the time arches to be seen all over the world?

 

John Lysaght on New Poem – A sheen…

A beautiful poem. There is a collectiveness we all share and can share-
we are histories and shared histories which leave an imprint-an energy
that welcomes touch.

 

Micki Peluso on New Poem – A sheen…

I was thinking of you today, Scottie, as I rearranged my book shelf and came upon your wonderful book of poems. I think it’s time for another one. This piece of prose says so much is so few words and can be interpreted in several ways. I found it interesting that life seems depicted as an arch instead of a circle. Perhaps the other half of the arch is eternity. And the last lines:Joy and pain
Spread so evenly
Along time’s heavy arch worded so aptly, give off a beacon of hope.

 

Lisa Miller on New Poem – A sheen…

Your words are beautiful and deep. Well done.

 

L.C. Atencio on New Poem – A sheen…

I love this poem, how refreshing and sweet and just peaceful. It spreads tranquility throughout in a good manner. Keep up your poetry, fellow peer. It’s good.

 

Lukman Clark on New Poem – A sheen…

Thank you, Scott. Very nice.

 

Sayed Rohani on New Poem – A sheen…

A Sheen shines with life, energy, joy, pain, and memories.

 

Laura Sullivan on New Poem – A sheen…

A very thoughtful poem.

 

John Rachel on New Poem – A sheen…

This is so brilliant!

Joy and pain

Spread so evenly

Along time’s heavy arch.

 

J Cosmo Newbery on New Poem – A sheen…

It captures a certain essence of existence. Nicely written.

 

Laura Bailey on New Image – Autumn begins at home

A magical wonderland!

 

Laura Bailey on New Poem – A sheen…

Sage, beautiful and proud. A poem of great wisdom worth remembering.

 

Laura Laveglia on New Poem – A sheen…

You weaved a fine tapestry once more! Scott, your words are so true. When we enter ones home for the first time, you can feel the essence of past occupants. Their joy, their sorrow. It fills every nook and cranny. Everyone leaves their ghosts behind!!
Epic my friend!!!

 

Patrica Ketola on New Poem – A sheen…

Very Nice..

 

Daniel Ray on New Poem – A sheen…

Thank you for writing.

Great… So nice of you, your works are as good as they have ever been.

 

Abhijit Bera on New Poem – A sheen…

Joy and pain Spread so evenly Along time’s heavy arch. Very nice… :-)

 

Annell Livingston on New Poem – A sheen…

I like the thought of the “arch of time.” So many ways to think of time…the time it takes for a tear to reach your chin….

 

Dee Ashby on New Poem – A sheen…

Once again, you’ve managed to open my heart and touch my soul. As if to express understanding at the stitches of Life’s fabric.

Again, you tapped into the moments energies of what was and is.. Offering comfort and inspiration through profound wisdom.

Beautiful my friend.

 

Mahnaz on New Poem – A sheen…

Life is full of new ways in which one can learn how to make the best use of such chance he is provided with. A wonderful manifestation of different stages of life this poem is. Thanks for sharing!

 

Mahnaz on New Image – Autumn begins at home…

Memorable tranquility!

 

Brian Wakeman on New Poem – A sheen…

Lovely images in Compressed Space.

Would that joy and pain could be spread more evenly for folks in Syria.

 

Carol Zielinski on New Poem – A sheen…

Such a lovely and touching poem!

 

Neena Sharma on New Poem – A sheen…

Beautiful …So touching Scottie sir. We (or rather our corporeal costume) wither away with age, losing oursheen and glow…reminiscing our hey days to keep the hallowed light divine awakened within our being.
Who likes old age Who likes One’s Youth on the wane?? Albeit, it is all part of life. The Eternal Drama of life goes on… We must however keep our spirits high and soaring!
Thanks for sharing this sensitive marvel. Your poignant portrayal of feelings so tender!
Much regard, divine love and greetings My dear Scottie sir!

 

Vinita Agrawal on New Poem – A sheen…

Beautiful Scott! As always the closing lines of your poem bring home the essential truths of life.

 

Don MacIver on New Poem – A sheen…

“To touch the essence…” and “…so much still left to absorb”
The resonates so strongly Scott, not only from within the context here but with your entire body of poetic works. Marvelous, quiet and contemplative moments ‘absorbing’ your words.

 

Aria Ligi on New Poem – A sheen…

I really like this one as each word is used precisely and economically, therefore what is said is contained within a tight space that evokes great meaning. Well done.

 

Bjorn Rudberg on New Poem – A sheen…

I love the connection between the sheen and the glow, and that couplet about the eyes of others… I see that conversation you can only have with a very very close friend in that glow, a life that’s measured both in happiness and sorrow.

 

Sherry Marr on New Poem – A sheen…

I love those closing lines. And what a FABULOUS photo!

 

Akansha Shukla on New Poem – See how…

Beautifully wrtitten …something touching. It’s my first visit on your blog and I really enjoyed your work. Love it. Now I’m waiting for new. Thanks fr sharing with us.

Regards
Akansha

 

Irma I. Sanchez on New Poem – See How…

Yes, indeed a beautiful poem. “The promise of tomorrow, embracing the very beginning ” So simple, very powerful.

 

Ritwij Mishra on New Poem – See How…

I have just been reading the poems on your site. The positive streak and the overflowing beauty that you imparted to those brief verses is (or perhaps, ‘are’ (concords holding no importance at the present moment) too overwhelming for me to feed you back my critique as a fellow poet. For a few hours, let me simply relish in them as a 22-year old. Once the reverie is over, once the crying and smiles are over, I would post a comment publicly. Thank you for the resonance. Lord knows, it is us cold young people who need moving verses like yours the most.

 

Susan O’Reilly on New Poem – See How…

Gorgeous poem I’m glad you sent me here thanks x

 

Don on New Poem – See How...

Scott, loved the flow and the provoking thoughts of what do we leave, (behind to others). The constant call to pursue, improve and with all bless the hearts of another. Keep with my brother

 

Pamela Sayers on New Poem – See How…

Scottie,

Your writing always lifts me higher to a comfortable place.

Peace and love,

Pamela ox

 

Marieta Maglas on New Poem – See How…

Living without sinning for this purpose- excellent poem, dear Scott.

 

Sean Michael on New Poem – See How…

My uncle and I used to have cool talks and sometimes h’d just say random things. One day, he looked at me and said, “You have to leave pieces of yourself everywhere.” I like the idea of being our best self and being remembered for that.

 

Cynthia Cartwright Early on New Poem – See How…

I am so proud of your work and will surely help spread the word.

 

Imelda on New Poem – See How…

I like the arc of this poem – from self to something or Someone much greater than man.

 

Imelda on New Poem – See How…

History, whether painful or not, has helped make us. Somehow, it is good to know that we have connections across time. How sad it will be to lose the reference point given by our past.

Beautiful and thought provoking poem.

 

Kim M. Russell on New Poem – See How…

I enjoyed this poem, Scott :)

 

Sue Anderson on New Poem – See How…

This is something I was trying to express to my husband the other day…a new awareness. You captured it well.

It all boils down to “How you bless me still…”

Just lovely.

 

Mickey on New Poem – See How…

The first 2 stanzas could be held up to Buddhism. And in the end, 2 become 1.

 

Walter J. Wojtanik on New Poem – See How…

A superb meditation, Scott! Well written!

 

Maja on New Poem – See How…

‘In our own self-made
Shafts of sunlight’

my favorite line! Very well written :)

 

Sara McNulty on New Poem – See How…

So truthful, and beautifully written.

 

Barry on New Poem – See How…

Wow! This is absolutely beautiful and insightful. Simple and profound… I am in awe…

 

Bryan Ens on New Poem – See How…

Love the phrase “on the very cusp of learning” – it’s like it could go either way from there.

 

Maria on New Poem – See How…

Ah, so beautiful. It is true that we find the best in us when we’re with the people we love. :)

 

Dr Crystal Howe on New Poem – See How…

So very true, and well written. Thanks for sharing…

 

Nan Mykel on New Poem – See How…

I love “having been this once to heaven.” Exquisite!

 

Ayala on New Poem – See How…

Beautiful poem! Lovely to see you again :)

 

K.McGee on New Poem – See How…

Utopia, indeed. Our world would be a far more peaceful place if only we could be infallible in our quest to always leave the best, most positive, imprint of ourselves in the wake of every interaction. I love the sense of unconquerable love and joy that shines though your words – as if the task is so easily managed.

 

Judy Dykstra- Brown on New Poem – See How…

I think that is what keeps us looking–that part of our self that we hope to find in another. The fact that each time it varies keeps reminding us of our limitless possibilities!!!

 

Arcadia Maria on New Poem – See How…

Beautiful words.

 

Gayle Walters Rose on New Poem – See How…

Spending quality time with another, truly in the moment, is a wonderful way to connect and really know one another. I love the last of your lines that speak of leaving the best of ourselves with others…what could be better than that. Really enjoyed this, Scottie.

 

Victoria Young on New Poem – See How…

Scott, This is such an inspirational piece. There are so many nuggets this is but I love the last line the best:
if it is not the best
Of ourselves
In each other.

It’s the good things we transfer in others that truly stand out and make life worth living.

 

Kanzen Sakura on New Poem – See How…

The truth of those last two stanzas…wonderful. I’d like to think I leave the best of me in others. I know others certainly have blessed me with their best. Lovely poem this is.

 

Rose on New Poem – See How…

This is great Scott! I hope I leave the best of myself!! Carry on with your writing!!! Rose

 

Rosemary Nissen-Wade on New Poem – See How…

Wise!

 

Gillena on New Poem – See How…

That pondering piece of rhetoric in the second to last verse, adds colour to the entire poem. Nice write Scott

Much love…

 

J. Cosmo Newbury on New Poem – See How…

That is quite lovely. Thank you.

 

Luk Lei on New Poem – See How…

Superb, touching and so like the life in a close relationship when blessed.

 

Rall on New Poem – See How…on New Poem – See How…

We leave behind the best in each other.Very very insightful.

We will be remembered positively for that. Being remembered is of no importance at all in itself.Creating dynasties and wealth in the hope of immortality is foolish

The importance is, in the way you have treated people in your life and what you have created for others rather than for yourself. This gives the living hope.. hope that there is kindness caring and goodness out there . You can read the scriptures till the cows come home but unless you have experienced and practised the virtues of kindness justice love written about within… it is meaningless.

Once again another stunning poem. Thank you Scott.

 

BK mackenzie on New Poem – See How…

Beautiful- leaving the best of ourselves in others –
This is all we can hope for in this world. Sometimes we find out so late in life the actual simplicity of it …bkm

 

Old Egg on New Poem – See How…

What an extraordinarily beautiful poem Scott. What skill you have to put such meaning in your poetry.

 

dsnake on New Poem – See How…

I am re-reading this poem again. there’s so much to learn from it. :)

 

Wendy Bourke on New Poem – See How…

Beautiful! Wise and perceptive. And that close – sigh – so delicate and tender (as with many of life’s gentle truths) … indelible lines.

 

Jae Rose on New Poem – See How…

A wonderful poem of connection – perhaps as much to ‘ourselves’ as to another.. It’s easy to forget that each day is a footprint..what we will leave behind..as well as what’s ahead.

 

Magical Mystery Teacher on New Poem – See How…

My sun sees your sun and delights in it!

 

Matthew Henningson on New Poem – See How…

Your lines have such an eloquent grace to them, and an irresistible rhythm.

 

Sherry Marr on New Poem – See How…

I think this is my favourite of your poems, Scott….leaving the best of ourselves in each other….such a beautiful thought. I love “how you bless me still.” Gorgeous.

 

Julian on New Poem – See How…

I enjoyed reading this delightful piece of thought provoking poetry.

 

Annell on New Poem – See How…

Oh, that is good! “The best of us in each other”! Thanks so much.

 

Truedessa on New Poem – See How…

This is such a treasure to read again. I do enjoy your poetry Scott it comes from the heart.

 

Kerry O’Connor on New Poem – See How…

These lines strike at the heart of what it is to be human. So good to read them in as well-expressed a poem.

 

Sanaa Rizvi on New Poem – See How…

Beautifully deep and profound :)

 

Susan on New Poem – See How…

Such a beautiful love poem, how that love breaks through and provides joy to all of life. My favorite phrase is “Survive succumbing.” Thank you.

 

Mary on New Poem – See How…

Melding together in one’s own shafts of sunlight – what a beautiful image.
Nice to see you, Scott.

 

Micki Peluso on New Poem – See How…

Hi Scottie, sorry so late in viewing this but I think you can understand why. Although life never seems to get better yet as your poem states so well, hope abounds. Where would we be without it? Your last lines sum life up so well and the tremulous journey we all travel:
“Enduring transmissions,
Without which
One would surely have to
Start over again,
Without any narrative of hope,
Nor glimpse of heaven
Or twist of pain.”

 

Jack W. Haight on New Poem – See How…

I enjoy Scott as a poet, for the very simple reason that he speaks in a very unique “poetic voice…” For myself, however, I find the attraction based less upon the poetry as upon the metaphysics…Scott is a gentle soul that hearkens back to the impressionists, most notably Stephane Mallarme’ and perhaps Rilke…The tone is very spiritual without being religious…Because his faith is not based upon dogma, perish the thought, but upon the his strength in personally interpreting events for himself…So yet another shared experience of Scott’s ethereal gossamer gently brought to earth….

 

Ilana W. Haley on New Poem – See How…

Aria, This is a wonderful comment. You are right it is a wonderful poem: bouncy and light and sound happy and inspiring poem. The lines you quoted are my favorite too. Scott is very good poet :) Lani…

 

Ilana W. Haley on New Image – Such delights…

Dear Scott
What a surprise! I went through your writings and found them absolutely wonderful! I didn’t read all of them yet, but what I read is very impressing and I will comment on it as we go along. So pleased to have connected with you :) Love Lani.

 

Maxim Chernikov on New Poem – See How…

You are definitely a poet, and I am very happy to congratulate You on this!

 

Don MacIver on New Poem – New Images – Springtime in Crete …

Beautiful photos Scott and they reminded me so much of my homeland in the Interior of British Columbia, Canada, especially the second image. Wonderful.

 

Don MacIver on New Poem – the heavyweight…

Scott, this speaks to me of biblical teachings and really quite remarkably so. Beautiful your words…always.

Warmest regards,

Don

 

Don MacIver on New Image – Such delicate delights…

There is nothing more precious in this world than nature’s way! I am ever inspired by the wonders of our natural surroundings, such a tremendous influence in my own writing.

Thank you for sharing this with us Scott.

 

Don MacIver on New Poem – See How…

Oh my Scott. As always I linger in the cherish of your every word.

“And with
The very best
Of intentions too.
At least, in our hearts,
Having been this once
To heaven!”

Honestly…treasure.

 

RD McManes on New Poem – See How…

Scott, enjoyed the peaceful feel. The read is relatively smooth, a few line breaks seem forced but not too distracting and it might just be me. Nicely done. I’m not a big fan of capitalizing the first letter of each line but this is more a personal preference. Again nice feel and a solid read. Mac

 

Roopika on New Poem – See How…

Wow Scott…. This is really great. Your poems gives immense peace to heart touching the truth.

 

Susan Langer on New Poem – See How…

Such depth and beauty.. Yet. so gentle.

 

Margaret Nash on New Poem – See How…

Beautifully optimistic and hopeful poem! We make the choice for joy every moment of our lives, and if we slip back, the experience of bliss can always be remembered and relived.
And that’s all that counts in the end.

 

Julia Gerghei on New Poem – See How…

I have enjoyed your poem very much!

 

Leilani Stewart on New Poem – See How…

Hi Scott, great to see more heartfelt work from you – thanks for sharing. Leilanie Stewart x

 

WP Newnham on New Poem – See How…

Well done Scott, love the closer with the best of ourselves- pithy heartfelt and elegant

 

Wilhelomena Leonard on New Poem – See How…

Thank you. Love the new poem

 

wolfsrosebud on New Poem – See How…

Great reflections on life… something only one who has truly lived could share

 

Yvonne Mahlape Maserumule on New Poem – See How…

Beautifully written poem, Scott! You are truly gifted; please continue to share your heart with us. Looking forward to more of your creative genius!

 

Truedessa on New Poem – See How…

Just the message I needed today, as I have been feeling a bit blue, but shafts of sunlight will brighten the day!

 

Mnngoe-ime Banks on New Poem – See How…

You’re blessed my friend

 

mind love misery on New Poem – See How…

How stunning!

 

Sumana Roy on New Poem – See How…

“In our own self-made
Shafts of sunlight”…love this, an uplifting poem…

 

Sayed Rohani on New Poem – See How…

Dear friend Scott, your poems are always so gifted to think about and enjoy.

 

Ronee Henson on New Poem – See How…

Scottie ~~ Did not have the chance to read this until this evening….
As always, you know how to touch our souls with your words !!!
You are such a treasure in this sad world that we live in.
Please keep writing and help us to stay alive in our minds.
Blessings to you,
Hugs from Ronee

 

Lisa C Miller on New Poem – See How…

The way you weave the words and thoughts together is amazing. It is a beautifully written poem. Truth just flows throughtout it.

Have a wonderful day,

Lisa

 

John Rachel on New Poem – See How…

Beautiful! Truly inspiring! The perfect poem for my birthday, which happens to be today.

 

Lori Triggs on New Poem – See How…

It is a wonderiful write Scott. And I wish I had privacy and scenery to write again to my Mom in my way, always.

 

Marilyn Herrington Grounds on New Poem – See How…

Another wonderful poem. Positively happyness!

 

Julie Canfield on New Poem – See How…

Once again, you have found a way to say much with so few words. I am moved to tears at this moment with the closing words of leaving our best in each other. This is particularly poignant to me today as I have to accept that the person I thought was my soulmate has walked away from me.

 

Ari on New Poem – See How…

Loved it!

 

Shari Jo LeKane Yentumi on New Poem – See How…

Dear Scott Hastie,
This is clearly the most transcendental poetry I have read of yours, and so appropriate at these troubling times in our world filled with struggles and strife, danger and doubt; when what we truly need is a metaphysical approach to humanitarian healing such as you offer with your beautiful verse. You alway rise above the clouds.

 

Marilyn Garcia on New Poem – See How…

Great Job Scott. Beautifully written as always.

 

Donna Thomson on New Poem – See How…

Thanks for this

 

Michelle Goodhew on New Poem – See How…

Thank you for your new poetry. I am a fan!

 

Jacqueline Touche on New Poem – See How…

I have always read your magnificent work and find great comfort in it throughout the dark times.

 

George Streetor on New Poem – See How…

I found this very interesting

 

Kapardeli Eftichia on New Poem – See How…

So sensitive….. Lot of light here, Scott Keep writing

 

Gillena on New Poem – See How…

This is really beautiful to find that joy of each moment; challenging and spiritual

Much Love…

 

dsnake on New Poem – See How…

What an uplifting poem!
We need more of those shafts of sunlight. :)

 

Carla Day on New Poem – See How…

Refreshing, this one reached deep into my thoughts and made me smile, just lovely

 

Ravikant Svateerth on New Poem – See How…

You said it!
Such a nice way
to express
relationships.
Have great day Scott!

 

Vinita Agrawal on New Image – Such delicate delights…

Lovely

 

Vinita Agrawal on New Poem – See How…

Beautiful poem, as always! The last stanza is particularly miraculous!

 

Dee Ashby on New Poem – See How…

Oh another great! It is a beautiful expression of what really matters. Life is so precious. We tend to seek beauty in materialism, and status, when all the while what’s really beautiful is always around us.
As always. Your poems speak to me.
Fabulous.

 

Humbird on New Poem – See How…

It’s truth about energy exchange at the end of our lives, all the best in each other!

 

Diane Robinson on New Poem – See How…

Superb

 

Richard Havenga on New Poem – See How…

Scott: Your last six lines contain incredible impact. I am profoundly touched by this vision of tenderness and caring.

 

Laura Laveglia on New Poem – See How…

Scott,just thinking about your poem. I understand that everyone we meet leaves behind an essence of oneself.
I picked up with LOVE being the key entity within your words. Yes,unfortunately our essence can leave an impact negatively along with a positive note.
I sensed you were speaking from a place
called LOVE!!

Beautiful poem!!

 

Munia Khan on New Poem – See How…

This is beautiful dear Scott as always. A great piece of work as ever! This world needs your words and amazing thoughts. Bless you!

Thank you for yet another beautiful poem where every line beats with the hearts of your readers

 

Mahnaz on New Image – Such delicate delights…

Impressive

 

Mahnaz Mohafez on New Poem – See How…

Dear Scott,

Once again you’ve allowed your magical pen to use the most inexhaustible source of inspiration in you and to create a work which can easily touch all hearts. Another wonderful poem! Thanks for sharing!

 

Teresa Joseph Franklin on New Poem – See How…

I love this poem

 

Amal Datta on New Poem – See How…

So beautiful poem !

 

Carol on New Image – Such delicate delights…

Lovely.

 

Jagdish Kinjack on New Poem – See How…

You are doing well. My Good Wishes– Jagdish Kinjalk ( Author,Editor,Journalist, Media Man and Retd. Director of Radio, Bhopal. India.

 

Laura Bailey on New Image – Such delicate delights…

So incredibly beautiful!

 

Laura Bailey on New Poem – See How…

Beautiful poetry that brightens up my day! Thank you Scottie so much for sharing!

 

JT Smith on New Poem – See How…

Greetings

I cannot stress enough the magnitude of this lovely, poignant verse. Scott’s melodic wheelhouse is based on Truth as one reader suggested. His form of poetry is unique & deeply evocative. The theme of human potential is a universal subject. We are all at fault if we fail to compromise on differences. We must try harder to understand what makes us, what shapes us, & what defines us. Scott’s sense of soul is what we all should strive for.

 

Laura Lavelglia on New Poem – See How…

Hello! I know this Is poetry, but this is truth!! Love is a powerful tool and I believe with this said, we do leave a bit of ourselves in all we meet!
Such a touching piece of work!!!

 

Banu Bidarkund on New Poem – See How…

Thanks for writing Scott. It’s always a pleasure… May almighty bless you with good health and success

 

Aria Ligi on New Poem – See How…

The sweetness and sincerity in this piece (as well as hope for humanity) cries out strongly like a beacon in the night.

Here is my favorite part:

As we meld together,
Again and again,
In our own self-made
Shafts of sunlight
That can so easily
Survive succumbing
To any melancholy
Along the way.

The line that especially resonates is “In our own self-made shafts of sunlight”. The visual in this is palpable and will touch anyone who reads it.

Bravo on a wonderful poem that is sure to speak to many.

 

Sherry Marr on New Poem – See How…

This is very uplifting to read, Scott, especially in light of the daily news these past weeks. The disconnect is the underlying condition, you are so correct. I love your closing, leaving the best of ourselves in each other. Sigh. A most beautiful poem, and wise.

 

Bjorn Rudberg on New Poem – See How…

There is something so special in a company that can carry such sunlight along the way… a wonderful piece of poetry Scott.

 

Carol on New Poem – See How…

Wonderful poem, Scott! Your poems always make me stop…And think…..

 

Helen Moule on New Poem – See How…

Oh Scott, you have surpassed yourself once again! Loved it from start to end

 

James Linnane on New Poem – See How…

Thank you Scott… Very nice speaks of a painful history and perhaps regret.

 

Sofia Naznim on New Poem – the heavy weight…

Thank you so much Scott for sharing. You’re awesome

 

Randall Best on New Poem – the heavy weight…

I like ‘the heavy weight’ It has a universal feel with a timeless quality that seems as valid today as it was yesterday and will be tomorrow.

 

Maria Miraglia on New Poem – the heavy weight…

Nice to meet your poetry. I think your latest poem is really beautiful.

 

Kapardeli Eftichia on New Poem – the heavy weight…

Barefoot in the snow my friend?whaooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Beyond the Veil of Sleep on New Poem – the heavy weight…

Cheers Scott!

 

WP Newnham on New Poem – the heavy weight…

Punching well above your weight class scott. Congrats

 

Patrica Ketola on New Poem – the heavy weight…

It seems you have a lot of astute and enthusiastic supporters. The response to your poetry is truly impressive and that must mean you strike the universal chord. I read this and visualized Muhammad Ali in the ring fighting off the spears and piercings of history all the while maintaining his quest for the pure. My first impression is that your work is elegant and beautifully crafted. On also reading ‘as we spin and toil’ I was also deeply impressed by your use of the cliché ‘ …it is what it is’. Brilliant!

 

KC Bandana on New Poem – the heavy weight…

Your positive words demonstrate an inspirational way of living a life in such a short piece of writing. I read your poems time and again…. How beautifully you take words in your mind and express them on paper. It’s no easy task to write something so powerful.

I love to write and its has been my passion. I am therefore doubly blessed to have found you as God in human form. You have really won the heart of many readers. You mean a lot to me…. With Best Wishes

 

Nivedita Yohana on New Poem – the heavy weight…

Wow such powerful emotions and bone-chilling imageries especially ” Focal points of emotion,Now glowing red raw again” … You never fail to amaze us with your words which are so packed with a bubbling cauldron of emotions. A truly gifted poet, Scott is indeed very veracious illustrating how life encounters situation filled with inevitable pain and melancholy that one has to endure yet we need to start over again even though hope is seemingly absent- there is no better and beautiful way of summing up life than what our lovely Scott has.

One would surely have to
Start over again,
Without any narrative of hope,
Nor glimpse of heaven
Or twist of pain.

 

Tadija on New Poem – the heavy weight…

A great poem!

 

Debarnes on New Poem – the heavy weight…

Scott it’s a pleasure to read your work. Poetry is life…

 

Debarnes on New Poem – the heavy weight…

Scott, you have the full grasp of the written word. Your poem is very intriguing and your words resonate within. Each stanza is filled with veracity Scott; your Words inspire…

It is a great work of Art, because your poem paints the picture of human life as it is, Scott. Congrats my friend it was a pleasure for to me to read. It is also a pleasure to meet another inspired poet who has found his ‘Wal’ and is at peace.

With Sincere Regards

David – debarnes
Perth WA Aust.

Rarely do I send a work to another. You are an exceptional Poet. And so, for you and your readers pleasure:

Materialization

Today I saw Picasso
in my kitchen,
he glanced at me mournfully
a sinister jaded green, stark within the frame
on my wall …

thin, gaunt, haunted,
haunting eyes, frail flesh, skin on bone.
So much grief
cleaved to canvas.

Did he ever understand
understand the impression, he would leave …

that millions would pass,
through colors …
in to his world, of worlds within.

His gaze left me,
feeling …
Somehow, a work of art,
paint,

ready to dry out
drying, deteriorating with age.

I deduce one day,
my son will say of the picture
he holds of me;
my flesh, skin on bone, was pastel,
not jaded green;

and in my passing, I was no,
Picasso.

© debarnes

 

Ositadimma Amikeze on New Poem – the heavy weight…

A wonderful narrative. Thank you Scott.

 

Aria Ligi on New Poem – the heavy weight…

This is a lovely poem, precise in meaning, pithy and eloquent.

Witness the lines:
Enduring transmissions,
Without which
One would surely have to
Start over again,
Without any narrative of hope,
Nor glimpse of heaven
Or twist of pain.

Well done.

 

Wendy Bourke on New Poem – the heavy weight…

History and hope – two concepts that seem to be at odds with each other … more and more, these cruel days. We may live in a global village but, sadly, the more we learn of our histories, the more we seem to become mired in it – the promise of tomorrow, less promising for humankind, with the passage of each day.

 

Elizabeth on New Poem – the heavy weight…

Really got hooked by your opening lines. Reread them several times before continuing. Then circled back after finishing. Beautifully stated,

Elizabeth

 

Audrey Howitt on New Poem – the heavy weight…

This unfolds beautifully Scott–the weight of wounds unfolding themselves in our souls–I love your work

 

dSnake on New Poem – the heavy weight…

Scott, you’re looking good!
Enjoyed reading your well-crafted poem. :)

 

Kerry O’Connor on New Poem – the heavy weight…

Gosh! is that you barefoot on the ice? Shows a tough resolve. Your poem tackles some difficult existential questions head on.

 

Sumana Roy on New Poem – the heavy weight…

Wise and honest lines…

 

Luk Lei on New Poem – the heavy weight…

It is a full circle, is it not. Beautiful capture!

 

Kaykuala on New Poem – the heavy weight…

Enduring transmissions,
Without which
One would surely have to
Start over again

There has to be cues to the things one desires. It certainly helps prompt for ideas to come falling in. Rightly so Scott!

Hank

 

Myrna on New Poem – the heavy weight…

Wonderful to have the goal of being pure. Our tomorrow’s need to have such hope even if history weighs tham down. Lovely writing Scott. Love the picture.

 

Slarueb on New Poem – the heavy weight…

Very nice journey in this piece, excellent writing!

 

Sherry Marr on New Poem – the heavy weight…

Back again… The lines that most struck me are “for mine’s a quest, as yet unabandoned, to be pure.” I love that.

 

Donna on New Poem – the heavy weight…

Scott this was wonderful…I especially liked….

‘My own wounds to date
Focal points of emotion,
Now glowing red raw again.’

This really touched me. Without those wounds we would not be who we are.

 

Jae Rose on New Poem – the heavy weight…

To start completely afresh would be to lose the lessons we may have learnt.. in some instances that wouldn’t be so much losing weight but losing substance – love the photo also – full of optimism..

 

Rosemary Nissen Wade on New Poem – the heavy weight…

But what is the definition of purity?

 

Gillena on New Poem – the heavy weight…

“Start over again,
Without any narrative of hope,
Nor glimpse of heaven
Or twist of pain.”

These line i ponder with you; and in the process of your starting over again, you have the power to name your path:

From me i offer, Let there be Wisdom
Let there be joy

Have a great Sunday Scott

Much Love…

 

Mary on New Poem – the heavy weight…

It sounds like you are on quite a worthy journey, Scott — ‘a quest to be pure.’ Love the photo which expresses so well the poem’s theme (for me anyway).

 

Munia Khan on New Poem – the heavy weight…

Great piece of work. Powerful strength comes from verses like this. This weight is no burden but a force of life to overcome all struggles. Excellent poem as always Scott. I love it.

 

Barry on New Poem – the heavy weight…

The weight is certainly felt here.

 

Katie Mia Frederick on New Poem – the heavy weight…

LIFe.. a continuing practice
oF liGht that must be
fiercely hELd bRiGht..
less the dArk
overwhelm
what was once
and or first noW
LiGht.. and Now the
dArk.. too.. a pLace
of continuous practice
that must be changed one
step at a day to reach liGht
for the last or first now too..:)

 

Yvonne Mahlape Maserumule on New Poem – the heavy weight…

Creative and beautifully written. Very nicely-worded and simple. Love your poetry!

 

Bryan Ens on New Poem – the heavy weight…

Love the opening of this. History is a heavy weight, but the future is a light promise. What are we doing today that turns yesterday’s promise into tomorrow’s burden?

 

Lillian on New Poem – the heavy weight…

Ah the history that abuts the present — a thought provoking piece.

 

Mish on New Poem – the heavy weight…

A very thought provoking piece. Each stanza made me dig deep into my own interpretation which I enjoyed very much.

 

Thotpurge on New Poem – the heavy weight…

My own wounds to date
Focal points of emotion,
Now glowing red raw again…

The weight of history does press against old wounds and make them the focus of pain again.. beautifully put!

 

Matthew Henningsen on New Poem – the heavy weight…

I really like the suggestion of just being led, pushed as if you don’t have a choice. Entrapped and yet free from it at the same time. Very interesting.

 

Ayala on New Poem – the heavy weight…

Lovely piece! I enjoyed it :)

 

Therisa on New Poem – the heavy weight…

An interest piece of poetry, which I need more time, for the words, to truly sink in. Not my usual style of verse, must admit.

 

Grace on New Poem – the heavy weight…

I specially like the opening line: that heavy weight of history ~ And we certainly carry it, raw or perhaps to start again ~ Thanks for this Scottie ~

 

Walter J. Wojtanik on New Poem – the heavy weight…

Very observant and full of insight, Scott! Another fine work here!

 

Annell on New Poem – the heavy weight…

I loved reading your piece!

 

Magaly Guerrero on New Poem – the heavy weight…

Most of history can be poison on hope and dreams. But thank goodness for the better bits, the ones forged by women and men who remind us that we can do better, expect better and even more.

Powerful. And true.

 

Buddah Moskowitz on New Poem – the heavy weight…

This has the weight, the gravitas of truth. Enjoyed.

 

Sanaa on New Poem – the heavy weight…

Love the realism in this magnificent poem 😀

Lots of love,
Sanaa

 

Dee Ashby on New Poem – the heavy weight…

Thank you, I have been reading. After all, you are my favorite poet.

 

Erin Brown Conroy on New Poem – the heavy weight…

Nice. Bravo.

 

Sheila Good on New Poem – the heavy weight…

Lovely! I always enjoy your poems. Thanks for sharing.

 

Bonita Christensen on New Poem – the heavy weight…

Here they come, pouring out of the blue
Little arrows for me and for you (Leapy Lee)

Burnin’ hot…oh you don’t feel the same (Foreigner)
(Those two songs came to memory from your poem)

Sorry…I have a song brain and everything that was before
actually remains the same.

Expression of our angst or our will
Is much the same as going in for the kill

But it’s better than gathering moss
And I know I can’t write quite like Frost!

 

Don MacIver on New Poem – an academic review by Nivedita Yohana

A most impressive literary assessment and interpretation. Scott, your writings are really quite exceptional; the reading experience a reciprocal exchange.

 

Don MacIver on New Poem – new image Japanese bride on her wedding day…

There is such a symmetrical flow about this young bride through and through.

 

Don MacIver on New Poem – disturbed…

As I read your every writing, Scott, I hear the soft, gentle, discerning voice as though a deliverance from Heaven.

 

Don MacIver on New Poem – new images – Springtime in Crete

I can see, through your marvelous travels, where your inspiration so often comes from Scott. Beautiful.

 

Don MacIver on New Poem – the heavy weight…

Fine words once again Scott. ‘Narrative of hope’ through your words would seem your unabated reason for being.

 

Susan Langer on New Poem – the heavy weight…

This reminds me of my flashbacks initially from childhood, but even those change over time and become less traumatic as we change and grow spiritually. I like your poem.

 

Dr. Jelka Sansom on New Poem – the heavy weight…

“What is most personal is most universal” (Carl Rogers). Thank you, Scott.

 

Micki Peluso on New Poem – the heavy weight…

This poem reads a little differently than most, albeit just as deep and thought provoking. Many layers in few words which both warn and promise. These words have attached themselves to me and my own situation.

Sometimes I think you write just about me, as do so many of your friends and fans. What a great tribute to a poet of integrity and honor, yet humble – hidden under armour so easily dented by reality.

 

Robert Morris on New Poem – the heavy weight…

Lovely Poem… Well done

 

John Lysaught on New Poem – the heavy weight…

Being laid open and allowing vulnerability permits change to oneself
and to the events that follow. Embracing hope through whatever history
there may be is of lasting significance.

 

Joe Gauraccino on New Poem – the heavy weight…

Why do they do what they do I don’t understand it. I’m going to learn…

 

Ron Ames on New Poem – the heavy weight...

Nice, Great Literary Sir ! To keep it Real, is the Sign of a True Heavyweight !

 

Kelly de Vries on New Poem – the heavy weight…

Excellent from start to finish. Nice job :) Thanks for it :)

 

Esther Blanche Scheidler onNew Poem – the heavy weight…

We are more than our story-this is beautifully expressed.

 

AEdske Van Steenbergen on New Poem – the heavy weight…

Very hopeful,inspirational and encouraging

 

Luckman Clark on New Poem – the heavy weight…

Bong! Bong! Bong!

 

Arnost Vevoda on New Poem – the heavy weight…

Seriously I’ve tried to comprehend your new poem and came out with a question mark? I’ve comprehended much of it but not enough to tie in your complete meaning. Since I have other personal issues to attend to, I feel that I should give it a couple more readings in my own timeframe. And yes, the parts I’ve absorbed have both ingenuity and a strong message.

 

Michelle Goodhew on New Poem – the heavy weight…

I enjoy your work, so you’ll see me around.

 

Mahnaz Mohafez on New Poem – the heavy weight…

I read the poem and I think it sounds different from what you’ve shared so far.

In my opinion,the last part of your poem is an invitation to patience and belief in one’s own abilities:

Enduring transmissions,
Without which,
One would surely have to
Start over again,
Without any narrative of hope,
Nor glimpse of heaven
or twist of pain.

Your advice was short and sweet. Indeed there is a trace of humanity in all what you so beautifully write.

 

Marta Merajver Kurlat on New Poem – the heavy weight…

I posted your pic on FB as my favorite contemporary American poet.

 

Carol Zielinski on New Poem – the heavy weight…

As usual, I like this very much…

 

Sherry Blue Sky on New Poem – the heavy weight…

Your closing stanza has extra impact, Scott. I love that the joy of the quest is still strong in you. That is a very cool photo, no pun intended, LOL.

 

Sarah Wardle on New Poem – the heavy weight...

I like the realism of this combined with its hope very much.

 

Old Egg on New Poem – the heavy weight…

Sadly history instead of teaching us lessons appears to do the opposite. Poets clearly have great insight and can see the flaws of civilization and hopefully this may one day be a guide to a brighter future. Let your words continue to shout out loud Scott.

 

Sayed Rohani on New Poem – the heavy weight…

Very philosophic. The weight of not only history leans on “the promise of tomorrow” but the weight of of all our deeds and thoughts and plans also leans on the “promise of tomorrow.”

 

Vinita Agrawal on New Poem – the heavy weight…

For mine’s a quest
As yet unabandoned
To be pure

Beautiful stanza! Engaging poem from you Scott – one that inspires us to remain positive despite the burden of history. Your words keep hope a constant…all the bad, the worse, the ugly shall pass but rich optimism will always grace our minds and hearts. Thank you for this lovely luminosity in your work!

 

Lisa Miller on New Poem – the heavy weight…

The imagery in this poem is vivid.

the part that stands out to me is:
‘My own wounds to date
Focal points of emotion,
Now glowing red raw again”

Your poem is wonderful.

 

Marta Merajver-Kurlat on New Poem – the heavy weight…

A masterpiece, as usual. This poem is not to be commented on lightly, for it encompasses the whole history -and tragedy- of mankind. I need to think about it, especially about what the narrative does to us and about how sensitive souls will not forego the quest regardless. What you say with an astounding economy of words would take a novelist several hundred pages. Will be back.

 

Mahnaz on New Poem – the heavy weight…

Spectacular shots!

 

J on New Poem – the heavy weight…

“My own wounds to date
Focal points of emotion,
Now glowing red raw again.”

I love the imagery of a wound as a second heart,
as the birth source of compassion—where we begin
our journey with but hope folded in a jacket pocket.

 

Kim Drew Wright on New Poem – the heavy weight…

I love the combination of spears toward the beginning with the ending of glimpse of heaven, twist of pain, juxtaposition. 😉

 

Cojocaru Calin on New Poem – the heavy weight…

Wow!

 

Philippe-Marc Chablais on New Poem – the heavy weight…

Beautiful! Thank you

 

Marcie de Gilio on New Poem – the heavy weight…

Wonderful!

 

Anna Moon on New Poem – the heavy weight…

I love your poems…

 

Joseph Randolph on New Poem – the heavy weight…

It is a beautiful piece.

 

John Rachel on New Poem – the heavy weight…

“Whether pierced by joy

Or fear,

My own wounds to date

Focal points of emotion,

Now glowing red raw again.”

And such as it is, there in an inevitability to it all, whether we are privy to outcomes or more typically a clueless actor.

 

Syed Ali Haider Kazmi on New Poem – the heavy weight…

Very nice

 

Jo Guarracino on New Poem – the heavy weight…

And I’m glad now somebody broke down on me, though I didn’t then know how I was going to face my whole life, as somebody broke it… By the way you write the weight is now off my back – Thank you…

 

Ursino Marcano on New Poem – the heavy weight…

Very nice . A good & positive approach to this new day and be blessed the Almighty God , the ONE and true GOD .Thanks for tune my spirit for today. And thanks for sharing.

 

Aiyka Oneness on New Poem – disturbed…

Scott Hastie : Thank you so much for the divine poem.

 

Bonnie Roberts on New Poem – the heavy weight...

Scott, I have always admired your work–but I see even more strength and craft in your poetry. Not JUST craft for craft’s sake, but craft that takes the reader on a journey, sometimes painful, sometimes hopeful. Your feelings/thoughts are full of doubt and clarity at the same time. I am a great fan of paradox. So glad you are with us and writing in the world!

 

Laura Bailey on New Images – Springtime in Crete…

Beautiful photos that are deeply appreciated by me… Thank you Scott!

 

Laura Bailey on New Poem – the heavy weight…

Beautifully written with verve and poignancy. Thoughts so eloquently expressed! Thank you Scott so very much for sharing!

 

The Sensitive Thinker on New Poem – the heavy weight…

Greetings Scott

another tremendous display of artful, elegant verse. there are some highlights which cannot be duplicated. the first line demonstrates the possibilities. it continues red raw as sweetness of fire. there is a physical beauty to this as well as spiritual awareness. the title reminds me of a boxer. it was not the first intent. getting atuned with Nature. congratulations. you have captured a delicate harmony of emotions + mythology.

 

Mickey Morgan on New Poem – the heavy weight…

May your quest always be unabandoned

 

Barbara on New Poem – the heavy weight…

History as well as life changes and we either accept to live with it or we grow numb. People suffer losses throughout life and some until it’s chafed from repeating. It’s part of the process my friend. Great write!

 

Bjorn Rudberg on New Poem – the heavy weight…

I think even weighted by history, confirmed in transmission, we have to feel some hope, some light to seek… we simply must. Lovely words Scott.

 

Dee Ashby on New Poem – the heavy weight…

I feel you once again. Well done. I would love to know when your next book is published. Ty

 

Kapardeli Eftichia on New Poem – the heavy weight…

Past-present and future
A perfect circle unbroken dear friend
just keep it by your poem

“The heavy weight of history
Directly abuts
The promise of tomorrow.”THANKS

 

Michael Green on New Poem – the heavy weight…

Don’t grok it but I like it! Strange?

 

Mercy Jerry on New Poem – the heavy weight…

Beautiful Scott. “My own wounds to date Focal points of emotion, Now glowing red raw again”. History brought forward to the present, similar occurrences even as they were in the past. “Enduring transmissions”. Nice choice of words Scott; a continuous repetition of the past over and over again. Really “The Heavyweight”. I love this

 

JVL Narasimha on New Poem – the heavy weight…

I think heavy weight is both physical, mental and even spiritual. Angels can fly because they are very light. I can not run because I am over weight. Very meaningful and insightful.

 

Karen on New Poem – disturbed…

I enjoy your poetry

 

Stefn Sylvester Anyatonwu on New Poem – if there’s an ambition…

If there is an ambition really got me. The third verse was the strongest. Pain in pleasure. It only hurts if there’s truth in it. Nice inking Scott and would like to share. Once again, I like your poems.

 

Duane Locke on New Poem – disturbed…

This is an excellent poem. A joy to read. Wonderful

 

Philip Loyd on New Poem – disturbed…

Love your poem. Insightful and inspiring

 

on New Images – Treasures of Turkey…

Beautiful pictures Scott! Thank you for making us discovering the magic of Turkey, the very cot of Sufism Art and Faith :)

 

Paulos Ioannou on Academic Review…

An excellent presentation that enhances the pleasure of the poetic

 

Paulos Ioannou onNew Poem – disturbed…

A very moving piece of the heart

 

Sue Vincent on New Poem – disturbed…

A powerful piece, Scott. I particularly like the line “In trying to understand love,We become fearless.”

 

Carla Day on New Poem – disturbed…

Such adorable inspiration, quite lovely and simultaneously erratic. Yet commands a re read to take it all in.

 

Uma Burtah on New Image – Japanese Bride…

Beautiful Geisha! The pureness of the Japanese women :)

 

Michelle Rene Goodhew on New Poem – disturbed…

Beautifully written! There truly is so much more here for us. When we begin to open-up to our higher selves and start living in harmony with what we truly desire, we bring abundance to ourselves through our actions and thought patterns, it’s magical. We come to understand a sense of oneness and how we all move about and interact within the entire space of creation, it’s musical and lovely. Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration.

 

Maribella Genova on New Poem – disturbed…

Your powerful poem is descriptive of our journey to true self and awakening. Our divinity will always shine forth. Very inspirational my dear friend.

 

Don Hickey on New Poem –disturbed…

Synchronicity my friend, I am amazed at how the Universe unites so many of the same thoughts and ideas… Wonderful read, beautifully written as well :)

 

Sayed Rohani on New Poem – disturbed…

It is beautifully blended by human passion divine serenity.

 

Debbie Berk on New Poem – disturbed…

Nice Poem

 

Gerald P Manomano on New Poem – disturbed…

This is great, Scottie.

 

Rob Morris on New Poem – disturbed…

Loved it…very appropriate to this busy world…loved the line “abundance of triggers” and “An iridescent vignette of sheer beauty” Being able to read quality poetry once a day just adds that touch of colour to ones mind :-)

 

Nadia Kebboua on New Poem – disturbed…

Love this one Scott, really wise and inspiring..really good piece of art!on New Poem – disturbed

 

Katie Mia Frederick on New Poem – disturbed…

SMiles..

my friend..

Pure White

Love..

kiNd

that

never

ends..

or beGins..

juSt iS Free..

giVing.. shaRing

moVinG.. ConnecTinG

C R E A T I N GneW..

alWays lEarning

more

without

Fear nOw..

FeelingS

without

restrictions

oF kNOwinG..:)

 

Chammanad Deesnit on New Poem – disturbed…

This is very nice Scott!!! Have a blessed Easter to you and yours!

 

Aria Ligi on New Poem – disturbed…

This short but succinct poem brings one in quite well, with lines such as

And, slowly but surely,

We are being pulled in,

As one episode

Follows another

On our transit.

Gradually becoming wedded

To something,

The purple light of divinity

That we call God.

We are summoned forth to contemplate the passage of time and the variances of life that come with it. Well done.

 

Nivedita Yohana on New Poem – disturbed…

Your words are ridden with so much power. It is amazing how you knit all the pearls of wisdom into one globule!!! You once again hit the bull’s eye, love is our redeemer- redeems us from all the irrelevant, petty feelings of ego, jealousy, anger…. Beautiful piece of art!!!!

 

Micki Peluso on New Poem – disturbed…

Beautifully done! I especially love your definition of faith.

My best, Micki

 

Loiriam Jiminez on New Poem – disturbed…

Hi Scott, your poem is inspiring. “become fearless” is beautiful. We Christians stay strong bold in Christ.

 

Tony Maude on New Poem – disturbed…

Hi Scottie,

Like many others the lines that grabbed me are:

“In trying to understand love,

We become fearless.”

They remind me of one of my favourite Bible verses:

“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fearrs is ont meade perfect in love.” (1 John 4:18)

And as it is unlikely that we will ever understand love, however that is understood, then we just have to keep on trying.

 

Donna Allard on New Poem – disturbed…

Boy! Did I read this at the right time..

 

Lucy Logsdon on New Poem – disturbed…

I love the last stanza: those four lines are deceptively simple and beautiful—yet they allow for fire, that can’t be quenched. I didn’t expect that deft turn. For me, it makes the whole poem!

 

Ravikant Bharati on New Poem – disturbed…

Go on… Poets always rediscover themselves.

 

Richard Havenga on New Poem – disturbed…

Scott:

Another amazing piece of work!

“The gentle balm of faith…” has a firm hold on me; especially when grace is given freely by God. It does not have to be earned.

Thank you brother, for your gentle writing.

~ Richard

 

Helen Moule on New Poem – disturbed…

I am totally in awe of your poetry Scott and as always the perfection shines through continually

 

Gillena on New Poem – disturbed…

Amen Scott in the divine light of God abundance and sufficiency shines forth

much love…

 

James Linnane on New Poem – disturbed…

Loved the poem – well done

 

Magaly Guerrero on New Poem – disturbed…

I like to believe that the “Bold fires” that burn within our souls will be quenched by nothing. For the day that happens, is the the day we stop being.

 

dSnake on New Poem – disturbed…

Your words are so inspiring.

 

Yvonne Maserumule on New Poem – disturbed…

Stay blessed, Scott!

 

Old Egg on New Poem – disturbed…

How beautifully this reads Scott. I particularly liked “…the comfort that brings a huge and unimaginable love”.

 

Elizabeth on New Poem – disturbed…

It’s already been said. Beautifully penned and filled both with wisdom and reality.

Elizabeth

 

Magical Mystical Teacher on New Poem – disturbed…

Divinity with color—I like that!

 

CC on New Poem – disturbed…

There is so much heart and soul in this…I particularly love the last few lines:

“Bold fires

Within us now

The run of many waters

Cannot quench.”

 

Carrie Von Horn on New Poem – disturbed…

Love the message in this. We do become more drawn to God as time progresses…..it does bring a certain courage to the heart.

 

ZQ on New Poem – disturbed…

Just as good the second time read

 

Humbird on New Poem – disturbed…

Disturbed but getting fearless – the way of growth… ~ love the line: ”An abundance of triggers into both light and depth.’ ~ so many creative ways to live, thanks for reminder. Beautiful poem.

 

Rall on New Poem – disturbed…

At Easter down here all the purple trees are in flower to celebrate the coming…the purple light of divinity called God !

 

Matthew Henningsen on New Poem – disturbed…

A great thought, this gradual returning back to a central source. Reminds me of William Wordsworth.

 

Annell on New Poem – disturbed…

Lovely piece!

 

Lox on New Poem – disturbed…

I love these lines:
“An abundance of triggers”
“An iridescent vignette”
“Gradually becoming wedded
To something”

 

Colleen on New Poem – disturbed…

It’s very comforting to see that way. Maybe my nostalgia poem about purple hair, purple ink and purple haze was really about the “purple light of divinity.”

 

Sherry Marr on New Poem – disturbed…

I like the idea of that “huge and unimaginable love”, Scott. I like the new look of your site.

 

Donna on New Poem – disturbed…

Your words hold a prayer…an anthem for the world to seek and use in these darker days.

 

Mary on New Poem – disturbed…

Indeed we do become fearless in trying to understand love!

 

Don MacIver on New Poem – disturbed…

A lovely writing as always Scott. Try as I might I cannot choose but a single line I favor. You have such a graceful, inspired way about your words Scott. Beautiful.

 

Banu Bidarkund on New Poem – disturbed…

Really calming poem and very elegant but simple too. Touching!

 

Brian Enys on New Poem – disturbed…

“Disturbed as we are by greed and vanity…” What a great opening to a powerful poem.

 

Ayala on New Poem – disturbed…

Step by step… Inspirational verses.

 

Dee on New Poem – disturbed…

I love it, just bought and finished reading your recent collection of verse.. loved it. Thanks for the many gentle journeys into your starry spirit.

Dee

 

Linda Krushke on New Poem – disturbed…

In trying to understand love,
We become fearless.

That is so true, at least that has been my experience.

 

Munia Khan on New Poem – disturbed…

A fearless heart is our best friend in a disturbed world of vanity..Excellent work to rely on. So much appreciated your wisdom exposed here once more, Scott. Loved this piece.

 

ZQ on New Poem – disturbed…

Well done!

 

Kaykuala on New Poem – disturbed…

In trying to understand love,
We become fearless

Bravely mentioned Scott and a great observation. Love can deter or impose its will but if one cares to question them then it might stifle the negative impact!

Hank

 

Rachaelgrace Adams on New Poem – disturbed…

A lot of truth in this one Scott, I like it.

 

Sharon Goodhand on New Poem – disturbed…

Deeply inspiring…. thank you so much.

 

Vinita Agrawal on New Poem – disturbed…

Enchanting! Mesmerizing!

 

Vinita Agrawal on New Poem – disturbed...

Beautiful and inspiring as always! Loved the last stanza…your poetry is a supreme revelation always!

 

Lyn on New Poem – disturbed…

Passionate purple poetry, Scott! I look forward to reading my copy of “threads” soon.

 

Gay on New Poem – disturbed…

A deep philosophical poem which is perfectly realized by making it personal and expressing love as the deepest virtues and the highest emotion embracing it as the challenge to understanding the essence of life and creation.

 

Truedessa on New Poem – disturbed…

An inspirational poem into the light do we dare walk…will the thirst for understanding ever be quenched.

 

Michael on New Poem – disturbed…

Lovely words to meditate on Scott. Thanks for sharing.

 

Glenn Buttkus on New Poem – disturbed…

A tight & interesting piece/peace–this does spark hope where only ashes have accumulated; giving us a powerful, yet gentle nudge–for inactivity is not acceptable. I like the lines /in trying to understand love/we become fearless/

 

Thot Purge on New Poem – disturbed…

In trying to understand love we become fearless.. love that!Diane Mills on New Poem – disturbed…

 

Diane Mills on New Poem – disturbed…

Great write!

 

Georgia on New Poem – disturbed…

Very interesting poem and reflection on love and God. I like the purple light of divinity and having just read Victoria’s poem purple seems to enrich us!

 

Misky on New Poem – disturbed…

I”m not sure that I’ll ever be fearless where love is concerned; it seems so fragile to me.

 

Grace on New Poem – disturbed…

Very lovely and inspiring verses Scott ~ Cheers ~

 

Shirley Bunyan on New Poem – disturbed…

Profound food for thought. Nicely written.

 

Brian Wakeman on New Poem – disturbed…

I appreciated the elements of faith and spirituality.
I wish you the joy of Easter.

 

Victoria on New Poem – disturbed…

We have such need of the hope that is infused in this poem. Thank you, Scott.

 

Sanaa on New Poem – disturbed…

Such powerful writing :)

 

Bjorn on New Poem – disturbed…

These days when we are finding differences, we really should just look at the abundance and seeing those bold fires we have within…

 

Victor on New Poem – disturbed…

With your words we become fearless! Thanks for a beautiful poem.

 

Myrna on New Poem – disturbed…

Beautiful writing Scott. The poem is inspirational like a prayer. Have a happy Spring.

 

Rebecca O’Donnell on New Poem – disturbed…

I’m so excited about Threads! Bravo, Word Artist. Keep penning Hope for the world. We need it.

 

MARILYN on New Poem – disturbed…

As always Scott, Beautiful pictures painted with words of wisdom. Great Job! Marilyn

 

John Lysaught on New Poem – disturbed…

Hi, Scott. A wonderful poem which calls us to re-examine, to allow divine love and openness to the joys of life to kindle and take flame.

 

JT Smith on New Poem – disturbed…

Hello again

the opposite of vanity is indeed love. there is a certain spirituality for this transient poem. we must dig inside ourselves to discover the Truth of our consciousness. it is important to remember that we are capable as human beings of such graceful humanity as well as destruction of our souls. Disturbed is a wake up call for all of Us.
Thanks for revealing a sensitive side which we all should aspire to & dream louder with.

 

Ronee Henson on New Poem – disturbed…

Thank you for sending this so thoughtful poem !!
It spoke to this reader’s soul.

 

Susan Langer on New Poem – disturbed…

“Disturbed as we are
By greed and vanity,”
Reminds me of a Bible Study I just completed on my Blog, Susan’s Devotional Journal, about Ecclesiastes when Solomon keeps saying “Vanity, vanity.” Your poem is ver spiritual and special.

 

Richard Merlin on New Poem – disturbed…

Dear Scott: I truly enjoyed your new work, “Disturbed.” While it kicks off with reference to greed and vanity, it takes us back in an entirely different direction – the embrace of love and a consciousness of God. I imagine it braiding out before me, like a river branching out into tributaries in a valley. It is wonderful work. Bring on the Ode to Spring! Best Regards, Richard.

 

Sherry Marr on New Poem – disturbed…

Wow, Scottie, this is very beautiful! I love the progression of the poem, the same way consciousness evolves, down the page, to the culminating lines. I like the new look of your site, and your books page is very impressive. Way to go!

 

Barbara Kasey Smith on New Poem – disturbed…

Hi Scott: This speaks volumes to the reader; it’s bold, full of images, leaving the reader feeling blessed!

 

Pat Yeager on New Poem – disturbed…

Beautiful, soulful as always.

Blessings, Pat

 

I. Wright on New Poem – disturbed…

Beautiful work, Scott. Thanks for sharing.

 

Dawn on New Poem – disturbed…

Just a beautiful piece of poetry. Thank you.

 

Janet Read (Lucy Chili) on New Poem – disturbed…

Great Poem

 

Caryn Gross Devincenti on New Poem – disturbed…

Lovely…

 

Drew Clausen on New Poem – disturbed…

HELLO Scott

As always your style of writing is great. I do see and read the poems you post. I just have not taken the time to post any comments..KEEP on writing great poems and posting them I do enjoy reading them. Just like this one Disturbed. So Scott Thanks for sharing your poems with me.. A fellow poetic soul of a man… Drew

 

Lukman on New Poem – disturbed…

Bold fires — yes yes yes!

 

John Rachel on New Poem – disturbed…

Very majestic and powerful!

 

Pleasant Street on New Poem – disturbed…

So very inspired by these words this morning- thank you

 

Amy Sprague on New Poem – always stay loyal…

Reading again. I just love this.
Hope all is well!

Amy

 

Manngoime on age gathers, colludes…

Methinks if i love and dazzle with gladness in my heart, there will be no shadows lurking behind me and creeping
behind to steal what i have hoped for.But even if there is any i will be so glad to leave behind what i don’t need in heaven…let the creeping shadows take all my sadness…for i know that my redeemer liveth !

Manngoime on together we must…

Wow!

So indeed have we been hit steadily in the face by this COLD STARE, which has been with us as long as we have allowed it. I am more particularly drawn into this unforgettable experience because of the call to come together and confront the past with our faith. we are not totally vanquished because GOD ON OUR SIDE and His mercy helps us to be renewed-FEEDING THE TRUTHS WE SHARE WITH A UNION OF OUR SOUL.

Our chaotic lifestyle notwithstanding, our cold past alive, WE SMILE ON because we know that GOD ON OUR SIDE we can still come out stronger … see what we envision ahead of us… to BUILD BEAUTY AMONGST CHAOS.

Patricia Travis on New Poem – treasured energies…

Thanks for your poems. I truly enjoyed reading them.

Patricia Travis on Silken Tapestry – a review…

I have immensely enjoyed reading some of your vibrant poems. Yet out of all of those I have read, the first one touched me the most. Your book’s opening poems deeply resonated with me. I love how your words are highly visual and you have an acute perception sense of time. Your poetry and graphic collaborations are cleverly rendered. Continued success Scott.on New Poem – disturbed…

 

Diane Sizemore on Recent Writing

“Words of The Divine waiting 4 YOU HERE……………………….YOU WILL THINK AND FEEL AS YOU NEVER HAVE BEFORE…”

 

Diane Sizemore on Writing

“Words of The Divine waiting 4 YOU HERE……………………….YOU WILL THINK AND FEEL AS YOU NEVER HAVE BEFORE…”

 

Diane Sizemore on New Poem – there’s an intricate chain…

Thanks, Beautiful Poem

 

Mary C. Garner on New Poem – treasured energies…

Appreciate your work and all you do to make a difference.
My best, Mary

 

Penny Reilly on New Poem – treasured energies

I’ve taken a little foray across your pages and really do admire your work and found some similarities I really related to in yours.

 

Yvonne Mahlape Maserumule on New Image – tiger! tiger!

Beautiful pic! God’s creation is just so AWESOME – and He is an AWESOME God!

 

Yvonne Mahlape Maserumule on New Image – Happy New Year Everyone

Your gallery looks AWESOME! Keep on doing what you do best!

 

Vinita Agrawal on New Poem – “Silken Tapestry’ – a review

Thank you for giving my review this wonderful space!

 

Donna Lynch on New Poem – treasured energies

A simple verse of great beauty and profound depth. A lovely poem! I enjoyed it very much. Thank you.

 

Lee Chottiner on New Poem – on Recent Writing

I appreciate you and your work much more now. I was a career newspaper journalist for 30 years until my position was outsourced two years ago. Now I write and consult on a freelance basis, hence Lee Chottiner & Associates.

 

Ositadimma Amakeze on Recent Writing

“In Scott Hastie, you will discover a poet of blessed with an immense Muse – search no further and read him!”

 

Mickey on New Poem – treasured energies

Yes, faith . . . Faith alone in the dark

 

Diana Castiglioni on Recent Writing

Thanks for your website. Beautiful photos and nice to pair some of them with your poems. Looks like you’ve put a lot of work into your site. Lovely….

 

Nancy Austen on Recent Writing

I have visited your site and enjoyed your poems…

 

Ina Yakovleva on two love poems

It warms my heart and brings a smile to my face. Thank you, Scott Hastie, I love your poems…

 

Ela Matteuci on two love poems

Yes years go by and you wonder…

 

Andrea Raine on New Poem – as we toil and spin

A beautiful, evocative poem that captures so much — the time we find elusive, the moments that we don’t see or don’t allow ourselves because of the interruption of life’s ‘noise’. Thank you for your poetry — your brave, quiet truths. I bought Meditations, and I look forward to reading more of your words you choose to share with the world.

 

Peter Bouchier on New Image – Happy New Year to everyone…

Great shot, Scott!
Did you take it? If so, where exactly?
Sincerely,
Peter

Scott says: Thanks Peter, Yes! All the photos on the site, other than the author shots, are ones I’ve taken myself and this one was taken in October in Kusadasi, a beach resort on the southern coast of Turkey.

 

Brigit Bunzel on New Poem – treasured energies

I like your poems a lot. You seem to be able to step out of the clam our of life and keep searching.

 

Ari on New Poem – as we toil and spin…

“And simply surrender in moments.” The secret to life in one sentence.

 

Jeff Wilson on New Poem – treasured energies

What a lovely poem! I really love your work-so inspiring!

 

Kyrian Lyndon on New Poem – treasured energies

This is so lovely, Scott. Not sure what I can say that hasn’t been said. I agree with all of the above comments. Love the emotion and the imagery.

 

Ms.Mala Janardhan on Recent Writing

Greetings Scott, I have gone through some of your work on your website and found them both inspired and inspirational writing – with a simplicity that can only come out of deep understanding.

 

Ms.Mala Janardhan on New Poem – treasured energies

I found this a wonderful poem, flowing naturally with an inherent rhythm and indeed beautiful in its understanding of the spiritual life. It reads almost like a prayer, indicating the transient nature of what is truly precious, as in the phrase “too good to last”… . Your writing does indeed speak to the soul and leaves a lasting impression on the mind of the reader.

 

Richard Merli on New Poem – treasured energies

I am glad I had an opportunity to read your work “Treasured Energies.” You write beautifully and distill your subject matter down to its essence with an economy of words. It is very impressive. I came back and read it several more times.

 

Pavalli on New Poem – despite what we imagine

Awesome…

 

E.D. Bird on Recent Writing

I just wanted to let you know that I am totally impressed with your website and, of course, your poetry.

 

Prof. Bill Lemmer Phd on New Poem – treasured energies

I found your poems with their flashes of rhythm and colour, intense cerebral quality and compact lyrical music: things of spiritual release and beauty.

 

Vijaya on New Poem – treasured energies

Lovely Scott. The flow is smooth and perfect – the essence is deep. Thoroughly enjoyed this poem. Thank you for sharing.

 

Pamela Sayers on New Poem – treasured energies

Dear Scott,

Beautiful reflection on life. As always a pleasure to read your writing.

Peace and love,

Pamela

 

Okechukwu Okugo on New Poem – treasured energies

Your works are really great. I love your poem, Treasured Energy and others. Your passion for writing is inspiring. Like you say, you try to communicate with one’s soul in your writings.

 

Marilyn Herrington Grounds on New Poem – treasured energies

I enjoy your poetry

 

Aimee on New Poem – treasured energies

I LOVE your writing… Thank you for sharing your beautiful words and images. : )

 

Aimee on New Poem – Graced

Lovely write…. speaking to my heart and soul…

 

Aimee on New Poem – the day is done…

Love, Love this write. thank you for such a beautiful poem!

 

Vinita Agrawal on New Poem – treasured energies

Seems like fun all the way!

 

Vinita Agrawal on New Image – Happy Christmas

Breathtaking!

 

Vinita Agrawal on New Poem – treasured energies

Beautiful poem born from your fountainhead of spirituality. You have a treasure of energies (pun intended) that churn out meaningful, relevant lines for your readers. Who can dispute the veracity of the perspectives your poetry provides – on life and what lies hidden in its folds?

 

Janet Caldwell on New Poem – treasured energies

Hi there Scott, I’ve been looking over your website and I found it very nice indeed. I love all of your stuff…

 

Tory Allyn on New Poem – treasured energies

Scott, your poem as always is great.

 

Stacy Mar on New Poem – treasured energies

what a beautiful, poignant poem.
a poem of goodbye, and of a hopeful beginning, i hope…

Scott says: And Yes, thank you for your comment Stacey, especially on such a sad day… RIP, dear David…

 

Abhra on New Poem – treasured energies

Talking to your past, asking you can begin again – is the best part for me. Sorry it took a long time before I could visit you.

Hope you had a good weekend.

 

Bastet on New Poem – treasured energies

The short staccato lines holds ones attention – the images, timeless a splendid write…

 

PetruJViljoen on New Poem – treasured energies

Loved the easy flow.

 

Glen Buttkus on New Poem – treasured energies

Scott, it is a joy to join the queue & extoll the beauty & clarity of your words, both introspective & metaphysical, because yes, self love is essential, spirituality dwells within, the solution to the problems of this world, of each lifetime, is an inside job; echoed by your poignant lines /to make of myself/sweet sanctuary/. This many comments, stretched out nearly ad infinitum is reminiscent of the responses Brian Miller always garnered.

 

Pleasant Street on New Poem – treasured energies

“Have I whispered
To my past,
Can I begin again?”
This was the heart of it for me. I read this back in December as well though I did not comment.Good for you leaving hope and faith at the end.

 

Pleasant Street on New Poem – treasured energies

Surely you are joking Vivienne, you did not move around someone else’s words? I’m stunned reading that.It causes me pain and they aren’t even my words.

Scott says: Honestly no worries for me – the piece resonated with dear Vivienne, that all that matters to me and we all have our own internal rhythms that can effect the technicalities of appreciation – so all is good!

 

Vivienne Blake on New Poem – treasured energies

A beautiful poem, full of wonderful thoughts.

I was a bit taken aback by the lineation, specially with the initial capital letters on each line. I tried combining some of the lines to read it aloud, and found it flowed more naturally.

I hope you don’t take this amiss, because I do love the piece.

 

Kaykuala on New Poem – treasured energies

Nothing is ever

Ours to keep,
Rather only to glory in
For a while,

This then is the acknowledgement that Providence provides and we are all the custodians of goodness to be used but not to own. Not many though are aware of this fine distinction and continue to hoard their ill-gotten gains as theirs to keep. Great word craft Scott!

 

Hank on New Poem – treasured energies

Beautiful – elegance in simplicity – every word crucial leading naturally to the next. True poetry.

 

Totomai on New Poem – treasured energies

Such a tender, delicate reflection of life. Sometimes it is fair to reminisce or at least entertain thoughts of doing some things again. Happy New Year, Scott.

 

Ayala on New Poem – treasured energies

Lovely poem !

 

Matthew Henningsen on New Poem – treasured energies

I feel like I can only add to the chorus of praise. Such sweet sadness and beauty in this, and great truth. Thanks for this piece. It was wonderful to read.

 

Polly on New Poem – treasured energies

Wonderfully composed.

 

Polly on New Image – Happy New Year to everyone…

Happy New Year, Scott. Gorgeous photo.

 

Kate Mia Frederick on New Poem – treasured energies

Faith..
Hope..
Belief..
Love..
all real human
energies with
matter names..
Essence is Energy
and Force.. no matter
emotion or nuclear
bombs.. joy
as essence
is
atomic
Energy
and as real
as real iS as Force..
funny how people
spend their life as
matter and rarely
focus on the
reality
of Force
of Energy
at ALLNOW..
the smaller the
muscle against
the larger energy
is no match for
Nuclear
creatures
directing
Energy sAMe as i
AS Force of NOW..:)

 

Grace on New Poem – treasured energies

Love the title and gentle rhythm of your verses Scott ~ Happy New Year ~

 

Gayle Walters Rose on New Poem – treasured energies

I really liked the image of the hands gathered together holding what is precious within…how beautiful and tender, and I loved the hope-filled ending.

 

I. Wright on New Poem – treasured energies

Writing is a powerful way to reach others andyour website has quite a bit of real substance, which is awesome!

 

Bjorn Rudberg on New Image – Happy New Year to everyone

Happy new year Scott :-)

 

Derek London on New Poem – treasured energies

I have just read your poem. It’s awesome!

 

Alok Mishra on New Poem – treasured energies

It’s beautiful, meaningful and thought provoking… In this age, when poetry has become everything else but poetry, your contributions are noteworthy, sir! I look forward for more from you!

Alok,

 

Richard Havenga on New Poem – treasured energies

Scott

I, like so many others here, love your endings and near endings:

“Nothing is ever/ Ours to keep,/ Rather only to glory in/ For a while…”

And especially this:

“As step by step, / Faith accrues.” Magnificent… My own faith accrues every day, every year. I am blessed…

 

Benn Keaveney on New Poem – treasured energies

Liked this very much:

“But for nought,

Have I whispered

To my past,

Can I begin again?

For such is the illusion.”

 

Mary on New Image – Happy New Year to everyone

Happy New Year to YOU, Scott!

 

Susan Langer on New Poem – treasured energies

Beautiful emotive poem.

 

Tracey Clarke on New Poem – treasured energies

Very nice… A feeling of believing in the moment.

 

Trisha on New Poem – treasured energies

“Can I begin again?” Hardly….although it would be wonderful to think so. Your poem makes me think I can. Warm Wishes during the Holidays, Scott. Thank you for your Words.

 

Onitra Wilkerson on New Poem – treasured energies

As always, my friend, truly beautiful writing…I look forward to more! :)

 

Old Egg on New Poem – treasured energies

What a beautiful and pertinent poem this is. What is life if there is no treasure in our heart from having loved.

 

Munia Khan on New Images – Treasures of Turkey…

Excellent collection of your brilliant photography dear Scott! I love them all. Thank you very much for sharing.That must have been a wonderful trip out there..

 

Munia Khan on New Poem – treasured energies

Glory be! Yet another splendid piece of work from our beautiful mind: Scott! And am happy to be able to re read this mystical piece once more..Would love to comment on this over and over again. Excellent work as ever.

 

Clinton Siegel on New Poem – treasured energies

I enjoy the poetry.
thanks for sharing

 

John Lysaght on New Poem – treasured energies

Scott, a very touching poem. Permanency is temporal. Faith and memory can rekindle. Happy holidays.

 

Dwayne on New Poem – treasured energies

Love your work my friend. It has a deeply moving, ephemeral quality to it. Like long forgotten voices,sometimes heard, always present calling us to rejoice in self, and the new miracle that lies just beyond our grasp, and so reach.

And when we do, we create amazing work like this.

Enjoyed it my friend.

Peace.

 

Adrienne Miranda on Recent Writing

I am taken tenderly to the splendor of hope, love, and the gracious reality of how temporal and painful this earthly life can be. Renewed in the beginnings of the Kingdom awaits and uplifted for certain that the links that bind us together hold the key to everlasting joy. Treasured energy and precious healing is gifted to us always. Breathe it in………and embrace it. I am happy with your poetry and welcome it with all my heart…

 

Ronnie Shantz/Robinson on New Poem – treasured energies

Very interesting, Scott. Reminds me somewhat of an old Egyptian mystery system concept, aka when hot meets cold, creating warm. The law of opposites together. Good stuff.

R.S.R.

 

Myrna on New Poem – treasured energies

Lovely. This is a beautiful capture of the process of spiritual growth.
Have a Merry Christmas.

 

Brother Ollie on New Poem – treasured energies

I enjoyed the rhythm of this poem. It pulled me through and into the poem. “faith accrues” is a hope filled idea.

 

Susan on New Poem – treasured energies

So it is and will ever be. I love the possibility of experience coming round again in a different form than memory, but especially like the letting go that gets easier as “faith accrues.”

 

Elizabeth on New Poem – treasured energies

Yes, that holding in the moment, that light touch that knows to let go and not grasp or cling. A deep but quiet message to be savored,

Elizabeth

 

Tatius on New Poem – treasured energies

Very heartfelt writing Scott,

 

Mary on New Poem – treasured energies

So deep this is, Scott. Nothing is ever ours to keep….that is the part that makes me reflect most this Sunday afternoon. So very true. Everything is temporary…but when something leaves us we are eventually blessed again. We just need to go with the flow. Blessings to you, Scott. Wishing you a wonderful holiday and looking forward to more poetry from you in the new year.

 

ZQ on New Poem – treasured energies

You’ve outdone yourself. I was captured from the first word to the last.
Bravo!
ZQ

 

Matthew Henningsen on New Poem – treasured energies

Such a sweet, poetic sadness to this entire poem. But ultimately a feeling of joy in this sadness. I really enjoyed this.

 

Carol Zielinski on New Poem – treasured energies

A beautiful and meaningful poem!!

 

Purba Chakraborty on New Poem – treasured energies

Profound truth of life. You have expressed it so beautifully.

 

Sherry Blue Sky on New Poem – treasured energies

I loved this even more on second reading, Scott. One of my favourites of yours.

 

Truedessa on New Poem – treasured energies

Scott, such a beautiful poem “nothing is ours to keep”. Written in your soft spoken style the pen is gentle on ones heart and soul.

Nothing is ever
Ours to keep,
Rather only to glory in
For a while,
Nourished
By brilliant residues.

 

Nivedita Yohana on New Poem – treasured energies

Nothing is ever
Ours to keep,
Rather only to glory in
For a while…
The ephemerality of our physical existence is clearly encapsulated in this beautiful piece of gem. Scott elegantly crafts his words and soothes the soul by reminding us of our responsibilities as human beings- to acknowledge the mortality of our lives and to recognize the divinity within us which needs to bubble, rise and erupt into rhapsody connecting back to the divine-genesis of life force. Scott has proved this, time and again in an extraordinary measure.

 

Sanaa on New Poem – treasured energies

But for nought,

Have I whispered
To my past,
Can I begin again?

Sigh.. such beautiful yearning in these lines.

 

Thotpurge on New Poem – treasured energies

It’s really hard to internalise that we are not permanent nor are the things we call our own… Such a soft rhythm to this poem.

 

Jae Rose on New Poem – treasured energies

I suppose the very definition of energy is that it doesn’t stay still – but to acknowledge and take pleasure in those fleeting moments of good/nourishing energy is certainly key to accruing both faith and maybe even peacefulness and strength inside.

 

Laura Bloomsbury on New Poem – treasured energies

Everyone has their favourite lines and I like “But for nought,
Have I whispered
To my past,
Can I begin again?”

your poem is tantalising in its message – measured hints to the final lead up

 

J. Cosmo Newbery on New Poem – treasured energies

This then our lot.
As, step by step,
Faith accrues.

Or not.

—-

Smoothly written, none the less.

 

Tina Frisco on New Poem – treasured energies

Just beautiful, Scott. Shared on all my social network pages. Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones ~

 

Dr. Jelka Sansom on New Poem – treasured energies

The symbolism of the hands gives this poem a special and hidden depth; no two sets of fingerprints are the same, our hands show us our profound uniqueness. And with “My hands are gathered before me as if to hold what is precious within”, an emotional, spiritual and perhaps also biblical connotation can be felt.

A beautiful poem, especially for this festive season!

 

Mahnaz Mohafez on New Poem – treasured energies

You always have insightful messages for all,dear Scott! This poem clearly shows how invaluable it is to be thankful for what one has in his life.He should be careful,however.That’s because “Nothing is ever Ours to keep, Rather only to glory in For a while,Nourished By brilliant residues,Till blest again”.Thanks for sharing another wonderful poem!

 

James Linnane on New Poem – treasured energies

A fine piece. I especially like the line: “but for nought have I whispered to the past” and ” nothing is ever ours to keep”. Well done – a fine write indeed

 

Sumana Roy on New Poem – treasured energies

“Nourished / By brilliant residues,”…the sadness hidden in the lines is deeply touching…

 

Lisa C. Miller on New Poem – treasured energies

I love your poems. The words are vivid and alive and the energy is wonderful.

Have a wonderful holiday.

 

Other Mary on New Images – treasures of Turkey

Great pics! Cheers, Scott!

 

Other Mary on New Poem – treasured energies

“Nothing is ever
Ours to keep,”

Such wise words.

 

Sayed Rohani on New Poem – treasured energies

Beautifully worded, “Treasured Energies” is, I believe, singing of this transitory life that is a glory for a while, nothing will be owned or kept forever, and faith accrues at the end.

 

Laura Bailey on New Images – treasures of Turkey

Thank you Scottie for always sharing such great beauty…You have the heart and soul of a beautiful man..:-)

 

Laura Bailey on New Images – theatre of the Yusopov Palace, St Petersburg

Glorious and beautiful! Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to you dear Scottie! :-)

 

Laura Bailey on New Poem – treasured energies

A lovely verse to have and to hold…Hands hold as much as they may encompass and the rest blows away to return another day. Have a lovely week and Holiday Season! :)

 

Eileen Tekyi on New Poem – treasured energies

Nicee…

 

Xerxes Aga on New Poem – treasured energies

Nothing is ever Ours to keep Only memories Hidden deep Great to see you after a long time. My unavoidable exile will soon be over.

 

Laura Bailey on New Poem – treasured energies

Beautifully said! Thank you Scott Hastie for sharing your wisdom and verse here…Have a lovely time this week! :)

 

Sayed Rohani on New Poem – treasured energies

I read this, in which I found both beauty and truth. Have a wonderful Christmas.

 

Lynn on New Poem – treasured energies

This poem glows from the precious treasures within one’s heart! I especially like how “step by step, faith accrues”. A very merry Christmas to you :)

 

Barbara Kasey Smith on New Image – theatre of the Yusopov Palace, St Petersburg

Merry Christmas to you Scott and may your upcoming New Year 2016 be blessed! The photo is magnificent!

 

Barbara Kasey Smith on New Poem – treasured energies

A writer who releases sadness and replaces it with acceptance – excellent writing.

 

Humbird on New Poem – treasured energies

What the thought provoking first lines…. from one side, – yes, we’re losing our energy, we’re playing to find the right-felt step, but sometimes just not able to re-do it….repeat again? this is why we reincarnate… so many lessons to learn, lots of tasks to accomplish…thanks for sharing your creative words! Best!

 

dsnake1 on New Poem – treasured energies

Hi Scott,

Lovely poem. May faith accrue for us all!

Happy Holidays!

Cheers, Victor

 

Victor Cockburn on New Poem – treasured energies

Hi Scott,

Lovely poem. May faith accrue for us all!

Happy Holidays!

Cheers, Victor

 

Angela Kolias on New Poem – treasured energies

Mere receptacles? I am experiencing life as a live wire, a conduit, without beginning or end.

Scott says: Yes indeed Angela – receptacles… In other words spaces where energies can take shape and begin to spark… Energies that make us eternal when our physical body (receptacle) is no longer… So yes, without beginning or end in our essence beyond mortality itself…

 

Joann on New Poem – treasured energies

Sweet…

 

Don MacIver on New Images – Tiger, tiger…

Absolutely heart-stopping, gorgeous creatures!

 

Don MacIver on New Poem – New Images – treasures of Turkey

You have such fascinating travel Scott! Some day I would love to see Turkey. Being the son of an architect, I have an appreciation for historic buildings of heritage and charm.

 

Don MacIver on New Poem – treasured energies

The second stanza so effectively pulls this piece together Scott; “As if to hold
What is precious within.” Marvelous my friend.

 

JT Smith on New Poem – new images- Treasures of Turkey

Symmetry is beautiful and elegant. These columns are quite arresting. It is as if they were sculptured by the hands of God’s love for humanity.

 

JT Smith on New Poem – treasured energies

Scott

I feel as though your connectedness speaks to all of us. I can tell that this moment of reflection and emotional release is meaningful. It is about acceptance of our grievances. We are not invincible no matter our strength. Home for me is psychological. I might reside in a physical place but it does not represent me. I try to simplify what my heart believes. There is always a discord of harmonies. This style of poetry should be celebrated for it is honesty and rawness. You’ve created a beautiful piece of Art here. Let it radiate. Let it glow. Let it transcend.

 

Munia Khan on New Poem – treasured energies

One of the chief purposes of Scott’s poems is to communicate poignantly a certain truth about our spiritualism- ‘Treasured Energies’ is indeed a powerful depiction in this respect.

 

Bonnie Roberts on New Poem – treasured energies

I hope you have a Merry Christmas and that the New Year brings out more of your amazing words!

 

Donna on New Poem – treasured energies

Oh what a beautiful place to sanctuary…within your words….

‘And so, my hands
Are gathered together
Before me,
As if to hold
What is precious within.’

 

Dianne Mills on New Poem – treasured energies

I read your beautiful poem, you have an amazing talent with words and imagery. It really conjures up the Festive season. Love it! Thank you for sharing it with me my poet friend.

 

Martina Reisz Newberry on New Poem – treasured energies

Bravo, Scott! Very good work.

 

Mindlovemisery on New Poem – treasured energies

Gorgeous Scott, transience and uncertainty are certainly difficult to navigate if we cling and seek to possess, but seeking to appreciate that is surely the more balanced approach

 

His Firefly on New Poem – treasured energies

And praying our “faith balance” continues to increase.

 

Dillon McKinsey on New Poem – treasured energies

“FAITH ACCRUES” A POWERFUL AND SUCCINCT SYNOPSIS OF HOW OUR BELIEFS ARE TREASURED AND INVIGORATED. A VERY POETIC LINE. DEEP, RELATABLE AND EVOCATIVE.

 

Ashlie Allen on New Poem – treasured energies

What a lovely poem, Scott! Each line is full of beauty and meaning and you capture a very festive energy. VERY well done.

 

Bjorn Rudberg on New Poem – treasured energies

I really like how this progress into the realization in the last stanza.. It really captures a Christmas Spirit….

 

Sherry Marr on New Poem – treasured energies

This is very lovely, Scott, especially “to make of myself sweet sanctuary”. I love “too beautiful to die.” And that “step, by step, faith accrues.”

 

Banu Bidarkund on New Poem – treasured energies

Perfectly flowing words within the festive mood