|21 Jun 2004|| Alison Guynes|
I am no poet, although you will see poetry pop up from time to time on my Library shelf. You have a wonderful talent, Brian. This is absolutely marvelous. The rhythm flows well, the imagery is captivating, and the ending gives us a glimpse into our own faded realities. (Although I tend to live outside reality as often as possible...) Brian Buckley
replies: "Good plan. Reality is overrated anyway. Thank you for your comments!"
|20 Jan 2005|| Tyson G. N. Jewell|
Woah woah woah woah woah, no comments for how long? A crime I say. You have written what to this day is still my favourite poem. It isn't this one although I was poking around your gallery and I realized I had missed this one... I dunno how, the star was right beside it. Anyways I must say it is too bad writer's do not take a apprentices, I would give a good deal to be yours, master wordsmith. I cannot remember the title of the poem that is my favourite but its the one with the the flame as a lady in love with the dark. It is very impressive. Brian Buckley
replies: "An apprentice system for writing would be great. I would go to Orson Scott Card and be like, "TAKE ME!!""
|25 Sep 2005|| Meg Rachor|
You used so many words that not many people see, rather lengthy ones too, and managed to work them into this to make a work of art. It was very well done on your part, and it made this all the more fun to read. It was a story in slightly short sentences, but fantastic. I couldn't do this if I spent years trying ^_^
|19 Nov 2005|| Matthew B. Corley|
I didn't find the vocabulary stilted or pretentious myself, but rather... enthralling. You've combined the three ingredients in poetry which never fail to draw me in on lures of syntactic wonder, only to hook me with a flowing rhythm that draws me in until the articulate end.
A.) A rhyme scheme that makes sense yet isn't invasive or constraining. You've done a great job in that you didn't sound cramped of confined by it.
B.) A masterful flow and meter, the rhythm was astounding.
C.) The final ingredient: imagination! Everything was so vivid and yet ethereal. You painted a picture of the canvas of my cognition, and I loved every stroke! Brian Buckley
replies: "Thank you very much - I put a lot of time into getting my meter right, and it's nice to see it's appreciated!"
|26 Feb 2007|| Amy ´Insom´ Downum|
Oh mah god...I'm in love o.o
Kinda reminded me of Lord Byron's 'For Music', with some of the references to the ocean. Wack-job of a poet, truely brilliant poems (so take it as a compliment!) I'm just like...woah, wow....definitely something to aspire to. Bravo!
|17 May 2008|| Katarina Ora Baralic|
Wow, what a long poem! Long, but great! Well done!
|29 Nov 2010|| Sheryl Anne Bright|
Beautifully etched wonder!
|7 Jun 2011|| Mercedes B Williams|
Good Lord. I’m speechless. What is there to be said to be said that hasn’t already? Just wonderful, beautiful. Definitely not something you see everyday. Or even every lifetime.