Profile Home My Writing About Me Latest News
Message Me Members Area Writers-Network Upgrade to PRO

My Comments & Reviews:


michaelgallatin
Fri Apr 14 11:22:19 2017

Helpful:Thumbs UpThumbs Down
My Review of untitled by vivididol
A very interesting...
poem but I'm not so sure it's unfinished. It could be added to but I believe it stands well on its own too. After I read it I looked at your profile to see if perhaps you were divorced. Not so though it could also be an ended relationship. It has a feeling of loss, confusion and nostalgia. Yet it is also in a way inspirational because it speaks of moving on. If I were to title it, I would call it "Who We Could Have Been" which would be an obvious but fine title. For a piece composed of "scat" this is quite well done Sir! Nice to meet you!

Namaste,
Mike

visible


michaelgallatin
Mon Apr 10 11:35:55 2017

Helpful:Thumbs UpThumbs Down
My Review of OODLES OF OO'S by richom
IMPRESSIVE!!!
This was beautifully done and such fun to read. I am glad for Stu, Sue and family that they reconciled and were able again to enjoy marriage and family. In real life I'm working on something very similar without the mistress. This is a wonderful poem not only for its humor but also for its humanness. A very definite spotlight is in order here!

Namaste,
Mike

visible


michaelgallatin
Mon Apr 10 11:28:19 2017

Helpful:Thumbs UpThumbs Down
My Review of Daisy's Buttonhole by odinroark
An excellent poem...
about life in the city and the inclusion of "Daisy" is a masterful stroke. I'm a city-boy myself (Rochester, NY) and I do love the sheer humanity, the vast number of interesting things and the many pleasures to be found in large cities. Yet there is also usually an undercurrent of danger, parts of the cities maybe not even good to enter by day. So, I often find the peace, beauty and Americana of small towns a lot more fun at times. I suppose the key is to look for the best of both. I enjoyed this poem very much, SL!

Namaste,
Mike

visible


michaelgallatin
Sat Apr 8 12:23:59 2017

Helpful:Thumbs UpThumbs Down
My Review of Night Watcher by feelnpoetic
Around eight or...
nine months ago (I left on 7/4 and was away several months) I was separated from my wife and grown children. I lived for that time in Havre De Grace, Maryland, a small but beautiful city on the Chesapeake Bay. I came back to New York only because my family is here. While I was in Havre De Grace I went to a Moon Goddess discussion one evening. It was on someone's back lawn near a large park, so close there were deer around. The talk was American Indian themed but as it turns out many cultures had or have Moon goddesses. The speaker covered that, spirit guides and we even did a mind/spirit journey through a story she told. We ended up dancing around a fire like Indians and I did several wolf howls before I left. It was an ethereal, wonderful time that I will never forget! The Moon is and always has been a powerful force both mystically/spiritually and in reality. It controls the tides and is also believed to affect people such as concerning their moods. I love wolves (a very misunderstood animal) and I believe there is a reason why they howl at the Moon. Oddly I've said all this but nothing about your poem. It is as beautiful as the Moon and your wish to share that awe and beauty with a loved one is beautiful too. Many kudos Sir for a fine poem which is a definite spotlight!

Namaste,
Mike

visible


michaelgallatin
Fri Apr 7 10:27:34 2017

Helpful:Thumbs UpThumbs Down
My Review of Dance Of A Billion Stars by Silverblue
Beautifully said!
I'm not at all sure of God and Heaven as is apparent in many of my poems. Yet like the man in this I also have hope. I guess next to faith hope is the next best thing. I enjoyed this poem very much and like the man in it I do hope we all find God and Heaven after we die.

Namaste,
Mike

visible


michaelgallatin
Tue Apr 4 16:07:57 2017

Helpful:Thumbs UpThumbs Down
My Review of Purnululu by Malpa
An extremely...
well written poem about a place that sounds fascinating. A very pleasant read filled with imagery. And a definite spotlight!

Namaste,
Mike

visible


michaelgallatin
Tue Apr 4 16:02:59 2017

Helpful:Thumbs UpThumbs Down
My Review of The Traveler . . . Reworked by RamSlade
I haven't used...
the word "yikes" in quite a long time my friend. YIKES! This is anyone's worst nightmare put into verse very nicely but frighteningly. Wow, and here I thought my simple maze poem was creepy. I'm putting this in for a spotlight to shine into the gloom and likely disappear.

Namaste,
Mike

visible


michaelgallatin
Sun Apr 2 15:10:35 2017

Helpful:Thumbs UpThumbs Down
My Review of Hell Shadow by Lost-Again
The title alone...
makes this seem very ominous and frightening. I'm a romantic at heart. So unless the girl is about 12 or 13 and the guy is like 62 or 63 I would say go for it if it's really love. If it's only a crush, infatuation or sex, forget it and move on. But if it's love, the ages, colors, sexes, religions, etc. should not matter. So this poem made me feel sad because it is so final. I suppose there should be some limits such as I suggested but otherwise the Hell with society's stupid rules and regulations. Think of frontier times when older men used to get teen-aged girls as mail-order brides. Did it always turn out terribly? Likely no! Putting this in for a spotlight for content and the courage to post it!

Namaste,
Mike

visible


michaelgallatin
Sat Apr 1 12:12:29 2017

Helpful:Thumbs UpThumbs Down
My Review of DIRTY OLD MAN. by kashaw
Not so sure...
that I totally agree with the other two people below. I did Social Work and Healthcare for over forty years. Plus when I was a bachelor I saw some massage parlors and prostitutes on a personal basis. And I worked with a number of them as a Social Worker as well as a number of rather stinky, dirty, messed-up and rather degenerate people. But, you know what, deep down they were all as human as I am. Yes, this could happen but it is much more sad and sick than funny so I don't see the humor in it. I feel sorry for both people, the poor guy that died and the sad, sick lady who just watched as he did. Nothing is funny in that! By the way also, the word is "wretch" and not "wrench" my friend.

Take care,
Mike
visible


michaelgallatin
Sat Apr 1 11:57:36 2017

Helpful:Thumbs UpThumbs Down
My Review of Classical Music by BobQuinn
Beautiful...
and easily worthy of a spotlight! I think all the arts are interconnected in a way. Good writing is like good music is like good painting. All are done by a combination of mind, heart and soul if they are done well. I prefer lyrics with my music but I can certainly appreciate a fine classical piece.

Namaste,
Mike

visible


michaelgallatin
Sat Apr 1 11:46:50 2017

Helpful:Thumbs UpThumbs Down
My Review of CONSPIRACY THEORIES by seriouspoet
An odd poem...
for your normal style but an interesting and fun read. But your Author Note says you lied about everything. Not so! WE ARE BOTH ALIENS FROM THE PLANET VULCAN SENT HERE TO RECRUIT MORE HUMANS TO COME AND HAPPILY INTERBREED WITH OUR RACE! GET TO WORK RECRUITING TEOPSUOIRES AND STOP SHIRKING YOUR DUTY! OTHERWISE I SHALL HAVE TO REPORT YOU TO THE SUPERIOR COUNCIL OF VULCAN AND YOU WILL BE SMOOSHED AT ONCE!

GAZORP,
NITALLAGLEAHCIM

visible


michaelgallatin
Fri Mar 31 10:25:29 2017

Helpful:Thumbs UpThumbs Down
My Review of HOLES IN MY JEANS. by kashaw
And it sounds...
like "you" deserved the shove. I've been married 42 years to the same dear lady. And she was not my first love but she's definitely my best love. It's been up and down, not perfect, very little in this crazy world is perfect, it takes work. And it takes three words that all start with C; communication, caring and compromise. If all of those work well, then your relationship should work well too! Fine poem though as sad as it is funny!

Namaste,
Mike

PS - I put this up for a spotlight!

visible


michaelgallatin
Mon Mar 27 11:41:18 2017

Helpful:Thumbs UpThumbs Down
My Review of Memories and Moonbeams by RamSlade
Nicely done...
as usual my friend! And the ending isn't nearly as harsh about memory as the start of the poem is. Certainly some memories are painful and remind us of what we have lost. Yet others are beautiful and pleasant reminders of lovers, friends, good times, places we have been, etc. Not all memories are bad and I like the one you ended on here. There are a couple of troublesome lines though. In Line 11 I think you want "what you have lost". And in Line 17 I believe you can lose one "and the" Sir. A fine poem about remembrance and I fondly recall all of my former lovers and oddly I feel I was largely a gentleman with each of them. I guess that is to my credit. Fix this up for it is SL worthy!

Namaste,
Mike


visible


michaelgallatin
Wed Mar 22 12:43:57 2017

Helpful:Thumbs UpThumbs Down
My Review of In The Corner by Constance_
Pretty and peaceful!
A person's home should be a place of peace, beauty and happiness. Very nice and a pleasure to read!

Namaste,
Mike


visible


michaelgallatin
Wed Mar 22 12:36:03 2017

Helpful:Thumbs UpThumbs Down
My Review of Go Away September!!! by JoanDZombie2RC
Oddly...
I like September a lot! I go by temperature here in New York. Not too wet and cold. Not too hot and sticky. 60 to 75, maybe 55 to 80. So I love late Spring and early Fall and May and September are my best months. Send all your Septembers my way please!

Take care,
Mike

visible


michaelgallatin
Wed Mar 22 11:18:29 2017

Helpful:Thumbs UpThumbs Down
My Review of The bowl of feathers by tarantulla81
Absolutely beautiful!
A long poem and a wonderful story. My best friend is very much involved in Zen and right now is just over half done with a week long meditative retreat. This poem reminds me of Jeff and other wise and good men in this world who are "together enough" to help others. Though not quite that together (yet) I'd like to think I aided a few people in over forty years of Social Work. A very spiritual poem and worthy easily of a spotlight!

Namaste,
Mike

visible


michaelgallatin
Tue Mar 21 09:39:41 2017

Helpful:Thumbs UpThumbs Down
My Review of Im sorry, Did you want the last one? by JoanDZombie2RC
Well now,...
I suppose I'd expect a zombie to be rather rude at meals anyway. Sadly Walking Dead has not done much to present your table manners in a good light. Surprised too that you said last piece of pie and not last piece of thigh. Here's a solution! So long as it's not a baby you are sharing ala King Solomon, cut it in half. Remember that you are a zombie girl, not a pig!

Namaste,
Mike

visible


michaelgallatin
Mon Mar 20 11:37:50 2017

Helpful:Thumbs UpThumbs Down
My Review of Like A Ghost.... by southernbelle
Sad yes...
but also very nicely done and worded. You do want "bore" in Line Four and not "boar". I love the phrase "just an empty memory in plain sight". Brilliant! Glad I found you and your poems and I look forward to more.

Namaste,
Mike

PS - The saying on your profile page is also sad but so very profound and true!

visible


michaelgallatin
Mon Mar 20 11:27:39 2017

Helpful:Thumbs UpThumbs Down
My Review of MISTY BLUE by kitty
Simply put...
but very enjoyable and pretty in its nostalgia, love and caring. A very sweet poem about the innocence of youth and young love. Thank you for some remembrances of my own!

Namaste,
Mike

visible


michaelgallatin
Mon Mar 20 11:21:21 2017

Helpful:Thumbs UpThumbs Down
My Review of Size Ain't Everything by Abra
Fortunate that....
I am not religious in the traditional sense! Most devout Christians would hate this poem for "blatant sacreligious sexuality". I admit not being crazy myself about this nutcase lady orgasming at church. She appears to have some serious emotional/mental issues perhaps tied to God as a father figure with a human form. Personally I found the end to be the best and funniest part.

Take care,
Mike

visible


michaelgallatin
Mon Mar 20 11:12:37 2017

Helpful:Thumbs UpThumbs Down
My Review of Twisted Tales by richom
Oh my,....
someone has most certainly been inventive! Odd that I thought of doing this numerous times but never quite figured out how. You have mastered changing these tales with humor and wit. Congratulations on a fun and very interesting read!

Namaste,
Mike

visible


michaelgallatin
Sat Mar 18 16:38:49 2017

Helpful:Thumbs UpThumbs Down
My Review of Life in Samac by augustrush
And another wonderful,..
caring and nostalgic poem. I love the line, "You'll always be the boy who loved to chase the sunrise!" Such a warm, sweet and loving piece. And a poem that should be a SL!

Namaste,
Mike

visible


michaelgallatin
Sat Mar 18 16:30:10 2017

Helpful:Thumbs UpThumbs Down
My Review of Magnifell by JoanDZombie2RC
Extemely interesting...
and actually sounds rather spiritual. I really enjoyed the hopeful, inspirational, caring quality that exists in the wording. I'm not religious myself in the sense of most organized religions but this seems much like a prayer to "God". Very nice and spotlight worthy!

Take care,
Mike

visible


michaelgallatin
Sat Mar 18 16:23:27 2017

Helpful:Thumbs UpThumbs Down
My Review of Secret Ant Love? by JoanDZombie2RC
OK...
but you should have the ants marching North to get to that pie-ala-mode. The word play on ants and uncles is cute. Personally I'd have described the ant orgy in a bit more detail just for fun and listed the poem for late teens and up!

Smiling,
Mike

visible


michaelgallatin
Sat Mar 18 16:13:51 2017

Helpful:Thumbs UpThumbs Down
My Review of Are You Soup? by JoanDZombie2RC
Definitely different...
and I like both soup and rolls so it held my interest. Inventive and seems also a play on words. I think though that I would be an oyster cracker floating happily in my warm but not too hot soup (probably bean soup). I would hope not to be eaten!

Take care,
Mike

visible

Showing Critiques 1 to 25 (Page 1) of 1408 (57 Pages)

Previous Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 Next Page



      

Authors, Share Your Book with Millions of Readers







Sponsored Ads By Members



   Writers-Network.com was granted non-exclusive rights to display this work
   All poetry, stories, columns, and other member contributions are owned solely by the poster
   © Writers-Network.com - All Rights Reserved
   Get Your Free Poetry Site!  |  Read Todays' Poems  |  Upgrade to PRO  |  Writing Community