Comments received on poems by Jhe

home is ...where the spirit lives
Claudelle DeLuna said:

Lovely poem! JHEJ
Fearing the unknown has devastating consequences to our mental health spot on ending
\"we really ought to unwind\"

August 29th, 2018 15:19

home is ...where the spirit lives
Laura said:


Spot on with your message!
Many struggle with...
“Nature vs Nurture”
“Nurture vs Nature”
First Nature then Nurture...
Hand in hand is their journey!

An enjoyable super write!
Thank you for sharing.


August 29th, 2018 10:53

home is ...where the spirit lives
sylviasearcher said:

I enjoyed this. What a comforting thought. I have always felt a great affinity with nature more so than people

August 29th, 2018 10:12

The Wonder Of Whales
Jhe said:

for reading my poem
& for sharing your appreciation !

i must admit
i too thought whales evolved from sea creatures...
i mean,
land mammals did !
(fish → amphibians → reptiles → mammals)
so why not sea mammals ?!

there are no fossils to support that theory...
not yet, anyway ;)

who knows,
maybe the fossils we want to find are buried beneath the seabed...

and god knows science is only a learning experience / a quest for truth, not the absolute authority on ...anything.

i suppose i should\'ve kept that in mind when writing the \"safe seas\" verse; i will (albeit not right now) see if i can \'neutralize\' it.

thanks again, J

August 29th, 2018 09:26

The Wonder Of Whales
SLR said:

I\'ve always loved whales and I HATE pollution in all its forms so even though I don\'t believe that whales came onto land as suggested by evolutionists, I still enjoy this poem. Don\'t take gon\'s opinion to heart, I\'m sure he meant well. Even if it did come off a bit like a sanctimonious rant. I enjoyed it and the message. Great post.

June 11th, 2018 12:47

The Wonder Of Whales
GON said:

You may have a point about oceanic pollution, and I\'m not critiquing that idea because that is completely unrelated to the poetry itself, but that is precisely why I feel this poem fails. The core conceit of it is disconnected from the essence of art. Instead of starting with a question and using the poem to work your way to the answer, you\'ve instead started with an answer with no regard for people who may not have even asked the question. Now, I am by no means innocent of this crime against art either; I\'ve written some poems which were too ideologically driven as well, but it\'s a bad habit I do my best to break.
Now, weak concept aside, I think this also struggles structurally. The lines follow a rhyme scheme that I feel really makes it difficult to bridge them together.
I think perhaps you would have done better writing an essay about the state of the marine environment rather than piecing this poem together. There\'s really no valuable place for it in my estimation.
Nothing against you personally either or the ideas you intend to convey. I hope this is helpful.

June 8th, 2018 14:03

Earth Day Dismay
Jhe said:

thanks :-)
for appreciating
Nature ~ it\'s alive
and life sustaining,
like a womb, it needs
us to love it and to fight
for its right to survive by
politically campaigning...i
wrote this with that in mind

June 8th, 2018 12:20

Mental Matters (x 2)
Jhe said:

thanks for reading and appreciating!

(altho Speaking From
Deadly Experience works
on its own, it was written to
explain my Soul Searching
which was written first).

June 8th, 2018 11:49

Earth Day Dismay
Jane Frye said:

Thank you for this piece. It seems, one by one, we are waking up to this mess we have created. I think we are still in the groggy stages of trying to do it better. There is so much we can improve on when it comes to being caretakers of the earth and beyond. Until everyone understands that nature should be looked upon with reverence, we will continue to abuse and lose, more and more habitats and species attached to those habitats. I think you poem is powerful and well written.

June 8th, 2018 02:03

Mental Matters (x 2)
Lorna said:

The first poem is so powerful, intelligent and I think very thoughtfully constructed........

June 7th, 2018 08:54

Roman Culture in Britain (in 2 parts)
Jhe said:

thats a question of faith ~ some believe there are many gods, some even believe that nature is god...

if i say i believe in a living multiverse created by some crazy scientist-god you can say you dont think thats the case, but you cant say im wrong or crazy for believing that.

i wrote these poems coz fed up of people being assigned \'higher\' status & expecting \'lowlifes\' to honour it,
and fed up of \'high ups\' dismissing my mixed culture as a sub culture...
and fed up of certain britains making their \'high class\' references to roman and greek mythology in schools etc as if that mythology was their own.

the poems were not telling anyone how many gods they could (let alone should) have, so i dont know why you responded the way you did...

if you\'re going to reply with a change of subject could you please also tell me why. ta, j

May 4th, 2018 06:59

Roman Culture in Britain (in 2 parts)
onepauly said:

there are many religions
but only one god.

May 1st, 2018 13:05

Cool Leaf Litter Critters
Jhe said:

i kno yo

May 1st, 2018 12:02

Cool Leaf Litter Critters
onepauly said:

life is all around us.

April 26th, 2018 09:45

Earth Day Dismay
Jhe said:

yes it is very sad situation (californian scientists reckon plastic in oceans will weigh more than all dolphins by 2050!), but no need to be sorry...people making millions of non-recyclable tooth-brushes each year need to be sorry.

Re \'fighting\' ~ petition websites (like SumOfUs) are helping to (eg) change way supermarkets wrap food,
& orgz like Marine Conservation Society (uk) & Ocean Conservancy (international) arrange public clean-ups of beaches and (eg) urban water ways...
(if you have time and patience +/ sewing machine) turns out that tote bags are quite easy to make ;)

April 26th, 2018 08:49

Cool Leaf Litter Critters
Lorna said:

Cutting down their own oxygen supply...... your poem really evokes that humid hot world

April 26th, 2018 07:20

Cool Leaf Litter Critters

Save the 🐸

April 26th, 2018 06:49

The Devil Is...
MLHnow said:

Very easy to be self reflective reading your poems. It’s our hopefully excersised demons that power our positive purpose and share in whatever communication style we enploy and enjoy. MlH. First internet post ever on my first iPhone!

April 24th, 2018 11:58

Earth Day Dismay
onepauly said:

I\'m so sorry. it is very very sad. I have one bag that I carry in my pocket all the time. if I could only get the media to do the same. lets keep fighting. forever if necessary.

April 22nd, 2018 13:49

Flipping the Switch

WELCOME JAY JAY ~ thanks for your first Poem. Planet Earth ~ GAIA ~ sure is a living thing and by complex Chemical CYCLES ~ water ~ nitrogen ~ carbon ~ oxygen etc it maintains equilibrium. If the CO2 level rises it compensates by Global Warming which has serious consequences which may ultimately (2500 ?) make our planet uninhabitable for Man etc ! There are CYCLES in the Solar System and our Galaxy the MILKY WAY ~ which may bring us back to Square ONE and an even BIGGER BANG ! I\'m 35 so I expect to live to 2080 when I\'ll be 97 ! I\'ll let you know then how things are ! I\'m an OPTIMIST ~ BUT I think they can only be worse for the MAJORITY (The normal people !) ~ Thanks for sharing ~ Yours BRIAN ~ I\'m still digesting your POEM ! Please read mine ~ Thanks B.

April 21st, 2018 18:25