"Visitor Response"

I have decided to continue posting visitor responses to my website in this section. My site is now two years old and the responses continue to pour in about it. I will continue to share some of them with you. There are too many to post them all, but you may see something you have written to me or some response to something you have written.  - poetheart 01/01/02

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Jul  - Dec 2002
Jan - Jun  2002 (This page)
Jul  - Dec 2001
Jan - Jun  2001
Jul  - Dec 2000
Jan - Jun  2000


Tuesday, January 1, 2002

Happy New Year, Poetheart. We spent the evening having a small quiet party with just a few friends right here at home and now we are relaxing in the early morning hours reading some poetry on your website. We wish you good health and much happiness in the New Year. We look forward to more good poetry from you and your friends on Poetheart.com. Cheers! Jason & Santina


Tuesday, January 1, 2002

Poetheart, Your website is such a generous gift from your heart to the hearts of everyone who read your poems. You are quite a poet and I enjoy your work tremendously. Your poems touch the deepest parts of my heart and I always feel enriched after reading them. Thank you and Happy New Year. Bridget


Tuesday, January 1, 2002

Dear Poet, Your recent poems are very good. You're an interesting writer. I also found the poems of John R. Yaws and Richard Amoroso to be very good. Usually poetry sites have mostly female poets on them. Not that the sex of a poet has anything to do with the quality of their work, but I like your site because you have a nice mix of both and the subjects are more varied. As a guy, sometimes I like to read poems written by other guys. Your site is very well put together and easy to get around it. Makes reading the poetry contained that much more enjoyable. Take it easy. B.R.


Tuesday, January 1, 2002

I was caught by your sight accidentally....I believe the search was..."poet interviews" on Google. I started reading and I felt the love of poetry coming through loud and clear. I have never had a professional massage but it sounds like I should...lol
I have been writing poetry off and on all my life either in song lyrics (where I started) or in poems that began as 60's babble that made no sense to anyone but me.
I have been writing and posting poetry on the instant poetry sight on AOL for a couple years now. I must say that I love this sight. As so many of your reviewers have said, writing poetry is a realease that I have found very comforting. I also love the responses to my thoughts.
I am 52 years of age now, I have a wonderful family and I am quite happy in this little edge of the world where I live. I never forget how lucky I am. I have health and I am loved by a wife, children and dogs I call friends.
Anyway, you got a good thing going, poetry is wonderful, especially when you write your own. - noun


Thursday, January 3, 2002

Poetheart, Your website just keeps getting bigger and better. I like the new poets you have added recently. And your friend Dona Pearson has added quite a few new poems lately. She is such a dynamic and excellent poet and adds so much really good poetry and personality to your site. She is very interesting, her work is clever and her expression is brilliant. Also her poems can be read over again, which is great. Your site is great. Louisa Padrone


Friday, January 4, 2002

Dear Jay, I love your website! I am amazed to be able to access such a great poetry site and enjoy everything you have on it (and there is so much!) for free. Thank you. G.B.


Sunday, January 6, 2002

Hi Jay! Wow...what a site you have here...I loved my visit! I'm originally from Hudson County New Jersey (Kearny) and moved to Chicago last year, so it's nice to run into a fellow New Jersey on the net! You are a very talented poet and I enjoyed reading your poems. I'll check back soon! Kathleen


Monday, January 7, 2002

Dear Poet, I love your poetry You seem to be so in touch with yourself, your thought and feelings and what is going on around you. I feel very fortunate to be reading your poetry, but the people around you who have the opportunity to know you are trhe truly fortunate ones. I think your poems are really good. Sarah


Wednesday, January 9, 2002

Jay, Your words touch me like no other poet in a very long time. You seem to have the ability to strum the strings of every emotion in a reader's soul and you play beautifully. Thank you.


Thursday, January 10, 2002

Dearest Jay, What I would not give to have your talent and competence! Your poetry is so good. May God grant you many years of creativity in your writing endeavors. Joanna


Monday, January 14, 2002

Jay, I am so taken my the depth of your emotion. Throughout, as in "Toward Eternity" and "Aged," I can see your coming to terms with mortality; a sense of resolution of fate in "Arrival" and "Realities"; bitterness and apathy of those not in love in "Estrangement" and "Deception"; and a triumphant heart which yearns for romantic love in "One Hundred Moons." Jay, I have no words to describe how much I am taken by your extraordinary talent for verse, meter and rhyme...in how elegantly and powerfully you can capture a feeling and allow the reader to join you in the ride. And this can only come through experience...a wisdom of knowing the brightness and darkness of life's journeys and embracing both of them. Your poetic ability is brilliant, and it touches my heart. I cannot thank you enough for sharing these and I intend to read every poem you have penned. G.J. Chicago


Tuesday, January 15, 2002

Dear Poetheart, I found your site via a search for poetry and I was pleasantly surprised to find myself on your great and beautiful site. There is so much poetry - and very good poetry, not trash. Your poems had me spellbound by the depth of your expression. Your creativity and talent really impressed me. You also have a number of truly gifted and creative poets on your site as well. John R. Yaws is wonderful. His work is unbelievable! I loved it. There is so much to read on your site that one visit is definitely not enough time. I will come back - probably again and again. Thanks.


Wednesday, January 16, 2002

I came from the allpoetry.com site and read many of your works. I liked most of what I read. I even returned, after reading some of the irritated comments about a couple of them, to read those poems. I like your writings quite well. Your works are varied, I like that. joyismine


Thursday, January 17, 2002

Poet, I just read the poems written by Paul Papasavas and I must tell you that I think he is an excellent poet. His poems are very deep and spark thoughts about so many things. Where do you find your poets? It's amazing that you always manage to secure such fine and talented poets for your site. I guarantee you that in a few months you will be interviewing Paul and featuring his work on your site. I was also wondering what ever happened to Richard Amoroso (featured in February, 2000) and why he has not submitted anything new in a very long time. Did he stop writing his wonderful poetry altogether or is it that he is just not sending anything new to your site? J.B.


Thursday, January 17, 2002

Poetheart, I see that you have not yet posted any poetry in 2002. I also noticed that your current work page now says "1998 - 2001" instead of what it used to say ("1998 - Present"). Does this mean that you will not be posting anything new fom now on? I have always looked forward to reading your current work each month.
You also have quite a few new poems posted by Dona Lou Pearson. You have added several new poets within the last month (Paul Papasavas whose work is very good and the new poem by the very young poet Dave Parzanese whose one poem makes me want to read more). While most poetry sites are boring and stale, your site is always fresh and new. A true feat accomplished and I toast you on your good work.
I have been following your site for over a year now, Poetheart. I have always liked what I have read. Your poems are definitely very good writing and you have chosen to surround yourself with poets of equal caliber as yourself. I thank you sincerely for having a fine poetry site to visit. K.T.



Friday, January 18, 2002

Poetheart, I read your most recent poems (December 2001) and I have to tell you that these poems are really quite awful. I have no idea what the hell you are talking about and I don't think you know either. You seem to be on the wrong roll. Your poetry seems to be declining in quality and I think you know that. I have been coming to this site for almost a year and have never been more disappointed. Marlene B.


Saturday, January 19, 2002

Poet, I read your poem "Truce" and thought it was great. I also read Dona's new poems. She is a really wonderful poet, I think. I have also been getting into reading the poems of John R. Yaws. Now this guy is unbelievable - very creative and extremely articulate. What talent that guy has! I also read your new poet Paul Papasavas and I find his poetry is very unique. Robert M. Hensel is also quite a guy. I read his poems and was disappointed that he had no more than just those two. He also has an interesting profile. What happened to Eunice Irwin? She has not had any new eork posted in a long time. You have a nice assortment of poets and a vast selection of poems on your website, which is why I love it so much. Keep up the good work. Ellen


Sunday, January 20, 2002

Poetheart, You are probably one of the most talented poets I have ever read - "Aged", "Jezebel", "Crying", "Sirens" and "The Arrival" are all excellent. "Realities" and "Downtown" recall the social consciousness of your earlier work. "Emily Dickinson Speaks" is very creative and "Toward Eternity" is imaginative. "Truce" is beautiful. Thank you from my heart for your beautiful words, excellent expression and for sharing your work with the world. M.R.


Sunday, January 20, 2002

Jay, "One Hundred Moons" is simply beautiful. I love it. You should write more like this one. Darlene


Sunday, January 20, 2002

Poet, I have just returned from your beautiful website and feel like I took something to stay with me from it. I have never been more moved or more satisfied reading poetry. Even reading Emily Dickinson and Pablo Neruda was an experience different from reading the poems before. Your own poetry is absolutely beautiful. Words right from your very own heart and soul - one could feel it in your words. You have several excellent poets to accompany your own work and they definitely compliment you. John R. Yaws, Eunice Irwin and Richard Amoroso are wonderful. Your friend Dona Lou Pearson is very talented and versatile. Paul Papasavas is a very promising poet. Your site has more talented poets than any other poetry I have seen.


Tuesday, January 22, 2002

Poetheart, Your site rocks! Very cool.Found it through a search engine and bookmarked it for future visits. Mike


Wednesday, January 23, 2002

Poetheart, Your website is probably one of the largest personal sites I have ever seen. You have so much on it yet you lack poetry by black, GLBT or minority poets - what's up with that?


Thursday, January 24, 2002

Hey Poet, Just read a poem on your site by a very young poet (Dave P) which I liked a lot. You're a cool guy to give younger poets a chance. You also got Maieh, Matt, Cristy and Ryan. Very cool. Younger guys like me have poets to relate to so we don't feel left out like nobody cares what we write about. Thanks. Jon


Thursday, January 24, 2002

Poet, Your site is definitely a Mecca for talented poets. This is my second time visiting and I really like the setup and content. Bravo! L. B.


Friday, January 25, 2002

Poet, Where can I find any of your poems written since December, 2001? Your "current work" section only goes up to 2001. You will not be posting any of your work written after December? Your new poems are something I always look forward to. Janie, Pittsburgh, PA


Saturday, January 26, 2002

Dear Poet, Just a note to thank you for not only having a great poetry site to enjoy but also for all of the work you put into reading the poetry on it most enjoyable. Your attention to detail (your comments about the poets and poems, your labeling something "new", creating the webpages for each poet to keep the poets and poems easy to find, etc) is something which definitely enhances the experience of visiting your beautiful site. M.W.


Saturday, January 26, 2002

Poetheart, I just read the poem on your site by Dave Parzanese, who is very talented for his age. You always manage to add new poets to your site, as well as keep up with the ones you already have. You have a knack for securing the talented and creative poets. I can understand why any poet would want their poems posted on your website. Joanne


Sunday, January 27, 2002

Your new poets Durlabh Singh and Paul Papasavas are wonderful. Durlabh's poetry is classic in language and style. Does he have a website? Can his published work be purchased here in the U.S.? Paul's poetry is very deep and he pours himself out (heart and soul) onto his poetry pages. Every new poet adds one more dimension to your already great poetry site, detracting nothing from the wonderful poets already planted there. Your site is the best poetry site I've ever had the pleasure to visit. C.M.


Sunday, January 27, 2002

How did you ever manage to find Durlabh Singh? I would really like to see more of this accomplished poet's poetry. Please add more of his work to your site when you can. It is very refreshing to read modern traditional style poems. He's positively wonderful!


Monday, January 28, 2002

Poet, Your poet Paul Papasavas writes with much thought and relevance. His poem called "Enter and leave the world knowing nothing" was really good and expressed my own thoughts. "Letting Go" moved me and I think you are right about his expression of coming to terms. I find myself in that situation right now and his poem touched some very real issues for me. Paul definitely has insight (maybe from his own experiences, I don't know) and knows how to express his thoughts. I also really like "I went through the day again" and found it inspiring. Please let this poet know just how much I enjoy his work and thank him. J.K.


Monday, January 28, 2002

Poetheart, I just read "The Nightingale" by Dave Parzanese. I am a 16 year old girl from York, Pennsylvania and I think Dave must be a very kewl guy by the way he writes. Does he only have this one poem or has he written more? What else do you know about him? I like sensitive guys who are able to express their feelings. Thanks, Amanda


Tuesday, January 29, 2002

Dear Jay, I was reading through some of the many readers' comments and it occurred to me that most of them are very positive and very kindly disposed toward the poetry and the efforts that you have made to present it to the internet world. I am so grateful to you to be a part of it, and to the ones who would criticize your work or this site I can only say that such ignorance is not only ill-founded but also cheap and mean. It is easy to criticize someone else, but let us see what YOU can offer that is better, you who would dare to say such illogical and impolite things about the poetry or the poet. Thank you, my friend Jay, for all your wonderful poetry and for all the friendship and good fellowship that anyone who is lucky enough to know you will receive. Love, Dona


Tuesday, January 29, 2002

Dear Jay, I just wanted to tell you that I really think the poems by Mr. Hensel are wonderful. I hope to see more of his work soon. You really know how to pick them! Love, Dona


Tuesday, January 29, 2002

Okay, Mr. Poetheart...where are your newest poems? I see nothing after December, 2001 and your current section says "1998 - 2001" and not "present" like it used to. Will you be building an even more current section to your site? I've missed reading your latest work. H.S.


Wednesday, January 30, 2002

Jay, The addition of the poetry of Paul Papasavas, Durlabh Singh and Robert M. Hensel to your site reinforces what I have always thought - your poetry site is the best I have visited. Every time you enhance your site with another fine and quality poet and compliment your own good poetry, you cement poetheart.com's position as a quality poetry site.
You have such a variety of poets, personalities, backgrounds, ages and poetry. Great job. Joseph Lawry


Thursday, January 31, 2002

Dave Parzanese's "The Nightingale" is really a wonderful poem. It is very admirable the way you take an interest in the younger poets who submit their poetry to you. You don't seem to be as egocentric as others might be to have a website and the ability to write such good poetry themselves. You have managed to project yourself not only as a talented and creative poet, but also someone with intelligence and perception. Developing your website as a tasteful and enjoyable place to read good contemporary poetry is truly unique. Thank you. J.F.


Friday, February 1, 2002

Poet, Durlabh Singh's work is great. I look forward to reading more of his work. What I've read makes me want to read more of it. Paul Papasavas seems to be accumulating quite a collection of his poems on his poetheart page. His poems are very deep and profound. I enjoy reading his work very much.


Saturday, February 2, 2002

Jay, I just read "Unknown Poet" by your new poet Eve Hall and liked it a lot. Her vocabulary and imagery are great. What is her educational background? I would also like to comment that the addition of an another African American poet to your site was a very good idea. I think you have only a few other African American poets on your site (not including the work of Maya Angelou), although I do not know for certain the racial origins of many of your poets. It's just that Eve Hall is the first poet you have introduced as an African American. Your site does seem to be quite well-rounded and all inclusive as far as all the backgrounds represented. Diversity seems alive and well on poetheart.com!


Saturday, February 2, 2002

Poetheart, I just read the poetry of Charles Burrell ("S.T.") and his interview. I enjoyed reading his work very much. What is he doing these days as far as writing? I see that he has not had any of his recent work posted on your site. Is he still writing? Kiera


Saturday, February 2, 2002

Dear Jay, Most of the day I spent on your site, reading your favorite poems. I must agree with you, you have very good taste :). I loved most of the ones I read. Who is Judi Ford, I never heard of her, I loved her work:) I looked at the photos also :).


Sunday, February 3, 2002

Jay, I just read Eve Hall's two poems. From what I can tell reading just these two, I like her work. How did you find her? You always manage to secure good poets for your site and all the different poets and styles of writing are what makes your site so interesting. What ever happened to Eunice Irwin? At one time I was certain she would be featured on your site but instead she seems to have disappeared. Marian


Sunday, February 3, 2002

Dear Poetheart, I can only think of one word to describe your website: GREAT! Your poems are simply wonderful. You have superior talent for expression and painting images with words. I have read all of your poems - both early and current and I was impressed with almost all of them (and there are many!). After reading your poems I can testify that your name "poetheart" is well deserved and appropriate.Thank you for sharing your heart, soul and thoughts with all of us. M.W.


Sunday, February 3, 2002

Poetheart, Dona Pearson, Cristy Ramirez, Eunice Irwin and Eve Hall - excellent poets! I found your website through an Excite search and found exactly what I was looking for. I have bookmarked your site to regularly visit. Thanks. JC


Monday, February 4, 2002

Found your site this morning while surfing for poets pages as I too am writer and lover of poetry.I have bookmarked your site and intend to return often. Also enjoyed the photographs of your family and friends. Keep up the wonderful work. Shirley


Monday, February 4, 2002

I came on your site quite by accident. I was forwarded an e-mail by a friend by mistake which had your web address as the subject. Before deleting it, I decided to check out your site. I was quite surprised at what I found when I got to it. It is one of the largest poetry sites I have ever seen. You must have about 200 of your own poems on it and a few hundred more from your friends and visitors. I like the picture album - nice touch. Then you have an entire section on massage. Your site is high quality work, both in design and in content. I started to read your poems from "early work" and was amazed at the talent which you demonstrated at a young age. I decided to switch over to the "current work" and started to read a few poems from there. It was a great idea to arrange the poems in chronological order. I found your poems very passionate and you express your thoughts and ideas very well. The subjects of your poems are also varied and cover many topics. One thing common to all of your poetry is your candor. I found myself reading poem after poem, my appetite for your words increasing the more I read. What I would not give for just a fraction of that talent you seem to be so humble about! I will be in touch with you again. J.Y., Montreal


Monday, February 4, 2002

Dearest Poet, I am very impressed with the two poems from Eve Hall. I also like the addition of Robert M. Hensel to your site. I see that you have actually added quite a few new poets to your site. You also have that English poet and a young guy from New Jersey. I also noticed Jason Visconti's work. Your friend Dona Lou Pearson has added quite a few new ones also. The woman is amazing. Oh yeah...John R. Yaws added some new Traveler's Tales. They're so great and he is an excellent poet. Where is your new work? M.S.


Tuesday, February 5, 2002

Hey Poet! Hope that all is well with you there in New Jersey. I just made another visit to your site and read some of the poetry by Paul Papasavas, Eve Hall and Robert Hensel. All three of them are really good. I like visiting your site and reading all the different types of poetry posted there. You do such a great job in bringing it all together. I would like to submit a few of my poems for your consideration later this week. Let me know what you think of them. Brad, Rochester, NY


Wednesday, February 6, 2002

I just wanted to drop you a note to let you know that I enjoyed reading your poetry. I also am a poet (currently experiencing a severe bout of writer's block), and am inspired by the works of others, particularly those who write more than just love and kisses poetry. Thank you for sharing yourself at poetheart.com. - deb


Wednesday, February 6, 2002

Hi Jay! I am having a great time here reading your poems and have to say your site is very entertaining. I am sure to return to it again and again. I'm wondering if you'd like to see some of my poems. I generally enjoy rhymes more than prose, but your poems are exceptional. Your website is a real inspiration to someone like me, just getting back to writing. Congratulations on all your hard work. I know how time consuming it is to write, but think your efforts are well appreciated here on the Internet.
I've been writing poems since my college days and am looking for some kind of local poetry forum where I can exchange poetry with others in person. ( Not that your site isn't the best thing I have found yet!) I'm in Central NJ, too. Most of my poems revolve around love themes or my other passion -- music. If you have any comments about these poems I'd love to hear them as I really like your list of favorite poems and all your writings. Have a great day! Your poetry made my day! I don't really have any connections to any other poets like you!!! Have you had any of them published or sold? Is it worth the effort to do this? Patty


Thursday, February 7, 2002

Dear Poet, I have visited your website for 4 consecutive days now and had to write and tell you how I have enjoyed each and every visit to it. It is very well designed and definitely visitor friendly.The poems I have read are wonderful. You are a great poet and I enjoy your work tremendously. I also like the poems of other poets who have their work on your site. I spent hours reading your early poems and then your current poems. I like the way they are arranged in order by date you created them. There are many other poets whose work I enjoyed. A few of them stand out in my mind right now - Dona Lou Pearson, Paul Papasavas, Matthew Ward, Cristy Ramirez and John R. Yaws. Thank you for having such an enjoyable and well kept site. Jolene


Friday, February 8, 2002

Poetheart, I read the poems written by Paul Papasavas and Eve Hall and must tell you that I was truly impressed that you would post the poetry of such poets who are more talented than yourself on your website. I suppose if you only had your own poems on your site, you would not get as many visitors as you do. It's a real nice website and you're a pretty smart guy. Joe


Saturday, February 9, 2002

Glad to see more poems by Eve Hall. Keep them coming. I enjoy this sister's poetry. James


Saturday, February 9, 2002

Poetheart, It's amazing to me what you manage to accomplish on your site in a short time. I visited your site just last week and came back today to find you have added several new poets. You're very ambitious and you really keep up with updating your site. You have published so much beautiful poetry in your collection. Any poet would be honored to be listed there. Alexis


Saturday, February 9, 2002

Hi Jay -- Thank you again for maintaining the caliber site you do -- I looked at the visitor response a while ago...I saw some responses about a guy with the exact name as me...go figure -- Paul


Saturday, February 9, 2002

Poetheart, Your website IS poetry! Great place and nice job in putting it all together. Howard


Sunday, February 10, 2002

Poetheart, I was happy to see that you added more poetry by Eve Hall. I enjoy her poems and wanted to read more of them. (I liked her poems Agony, Not Ecstasy and BeingWith You). I also see you have another new poet, "Patty" from N.J. who seems to express herself very well. I enjoyed "Adrift" very much and also able to totally relate to what she expresses with it. "The Winter of My Thoughts" was really good. Please tell her how much I enjoy her poems. I hope to see more poems by these two. G.B.


Sunday, February 10, 2002

You're doing very well for yourself acquiring the poems of Durlabh Singh, Paul Papasavas and Patty.The addition of Eve Hall and Robert Hensel was also another feather in your cap. Congratulations. Joseph Sapelli


Sunday, February 10, 2002

You have not done a poet interview in a few months now. You have the choice of a few poets who would definitely be worth featuring: Cristy, Paul, Durlabh just to name a few. Have you thought about this?


Sunday, February 10, 2002

Jay, Thanks for posting my poems. It's a real thrill to share them. I read your "Portraits" and enjoyed them immensely. The poems each told a story, something I am trying to do more of lately. I also found it easy to relate to many of your other poems including: What was I thinking, Summer Interlude, My 48th Birthday (women reach that past prime feeling a little earlier, at least I have), Summer of 62 (which was great at painting a Norman Rockwell!) and All your love and lost love poems were easy reads also (like Cold Heart, Losing you, Truce, Ever After, and In the Sand (love and beaches always seem to go together). I liked Thank you for... and Duet. Some of my poems have the same themes but I really appreciate your unique ability to write about them making the themes "fresh" with interesting phrases and wording that tweaks my brain into thinking your thoughts. I see that you also have poems listed here (submissions) about Poets or Poetry writing I was happy to see your Sweet Mama and Hoochie Coochie Man--as I like the way it talks and teases and is light and laughable. Humor is a nice change in the ever serious world of poetry. With that in mind, note that I never want to take myself too seriously. I'm glad you liked my poems "The Winter of My Thoughts" and Adrift ( I know what you mean about wanting to read it again and again and I hope others will feel the same way. I truly appreciate the time you take in sending your critiques. Do you have any time to write your own stuff these days with all the submissions you read and postings you put on the net? -Patty
PS- I have some really big questions for you. How does one copywrite a poem? Are my poems on your website now considered "published works"? Your reply here is really appreciated. Have a terrific week and Valentine's Day.


Monday, February 11, 2002

Jay, You are a professional, all the way, I commend you. I have taken the time to read one poem from each new poet. I will try to get back to you with a few comments. You must have a lot of energy, kudos to you, my fellow poet. Thanks for welcoming us to your professional. site. Best regards, Eve Hall


Monday, February 11, 2002

Dear Jay, This new poet "Patty" is great. I love her poems. It seems that you have finally added another Dona Lou Pearson to your site! This poet's work is truly good. Congratulations! Janet B.


Monday, February 11, 2002

I always enjoy reading your new poets. Many of them are very good but have not been "struck" by anyone's work since John R. Yaws - until I read the poems by Paul Papasavas. He does not seem to be your average poet. I would like you to read an interview with him and know more about this "thinking poet" and his creative talent. "Enter and leave the world knowing nothing" "Letting Go" and "Steering a course" are great. I do not always agree with his lack of punctuation but the content of his poetry itself is really enlightening and very enjoyable to read. This guy is really a talented poet. Thank him for me and thanks to you. Bryan


Monday, February 11, 2002

Jay, You have certainly been busy adding so much new work to your website. It looks great. Your new poets have taken over my attention now and I look forward to seeing them add more of their wonderful poems to their pages. I like Patty, Paul and Eve very much. I need to read more of Durlabh's poetry to make up my mind about him. Robert needs to add a few more poems also. I can't tell enough about the quality of his work from what little he has on your site...I do trust your judgement about poets and poetry though. I have never been disappointed by the poetry you've presented on your site. I will continue to visit your site as I have for the past 18 months to read the wonderful creative words from the pages of your poets. Janelle


Tuesday, February 12, 2002

Hi Jay, Your site is really kool. It just gets better and better - best of luck to you in the future. I was reading the messages and I noticed one from Kiera, 2 February 2002, concerning what I am doing now. I am still writing and promoting my web site, http://www.aladysplace.com. Next year I will start a speaking tour of sorts for future promoters and sponsors (mainly Ladies, naturally). What else for a gentleman, but lovely ladies!! Take care, bud. "S.T."


Tuesday, February 12, 2002

Jay- Here is another poem. I have to say how much I like one of the poems posted from an Arizona poet (Steve Hodgin),. " He's Ain't No Cowboy." His humor and rhyme were great. That's what I think makes a great poem sing! .-Patty


Tuesday, February 12, 2002

Dear Jay, Thank you for adding my verse to your site. Regards, Durlabh Singh


Wednesday, February 13, 2002

Hello, Poet, I wanted to write and tell you that I really enjoy the poems you posted on your website from Durlabh Singh and Paul Papasavas. I noticed you also have some poems by some other new poets - Eve Hall and Patricia Lynn - but I have not had time to read them yet. I like the way you indicate what is new by certain poet by putting "new" next to the poem. It does help to know what is new on your site by a poet (not that I mind too much reading any poem again!). Anyway, please know that your hard work is appreciated so much by those of us who visit your beautiful website. Thank you. Elena


Wednesday, February 13, 2002

Poetheart, "True Freedom?" and "I went through the day again" - two very good poems by Paul Papasavas. I also like "Enter and leave the world knowing nothing" very much. Paul's work is imaginative and profound. I am glad you have him on your website, as I enjoy his poetry immensely...
I also like Eve Hall's poems. You say that she is a published poet and writer. Does she have any books of poetry published? I would be interested in purchasing whatever she might have published, as I collect books from talented writers who may someday make the "big time" and become famous. From what little you have of her work on your site, I think she is a talented poet. I also think you are a good judge of talent.
Speaking of talent, anything new from John Yaws or Dona Pearson lately? What ever happened to Richard or Matt?
Also, how come you have never interviewed either Cristy Ramirez or Eunice Irwin? I think these two poets seem to have somehow been overlooked. Any particular reason they have not been featured on your site?  Jon, Danbury, CT


Wednesday, February 13, 2002

Patricia Lynn seems to be a very interesting poet. I like the way she expresses herself and I find her poems to be very easy reading and understanding. I also like the fact that she uses rhyme. Your website is such an appropriate place to find such good poetry. Patricia's poems are what I expect poetry to be: thoroughly entertaining. Thank you for having her on your site. Louise


Thursday, February 14, 2002

I really enjoy Montego Mercer's work. I also like Patricia Lynn and Dona Pearson. Thanks for having these poets on your site. I bookmarked you in my favorites so that I could visit again. Lynn


Thursday, February 14, 2002

Happy Valentine's Day, Sweet Man...Who could be more appropriate to wish love and happiness to on this special day than Poetheart? You have touched my heart in so many ways with your beautiful poetry. For your wonderful and very insightful expression with words, I am deeply grateful. Hugs and kisses, Jersey Girl


Thursday, February 14, 2002

Dear Poetheart, I have visited your site many times in the past year and must tell you that it has never been better. All the new poets and the scores of new poetry - the only thing missing is more of your beautiful poems. Hope you'll be putting more of your poems on your site soon. Happy Valentine's Day.


Friday, February 15, 2002

I have enjoyed reading the poetry of Eve Hall. She is so talented and seems so energetic. Eve is inspiring to those of us who enter poetry contests, try to publish our work and get the voice of our poetry heard. I have receieved mostly rejection of poetry and have never won a poetry contest. Eve has managed to accomplish these things. Believe me, I know that for every acceptance she knows the disappointment of (probably) scores of rejection notices. Whenever I read Eve's poems I realize that I must not give up trying - like her. She is my favorite poet on your site. Thanks.

Friday, February 15, 2002

Poetheart, Where could I find your most recent poems? Specifically, where on your site are your poems from either January and February 2002? I have looked and can't seem to find them. Helene


Saturday, February 16, 2002

Jay, Here are my thoughts about "I Can't Look" by Ryan Jake. I think so many people have felt this way, that they really loved someone and were fearful of telling them because they'd be rejected. That feeling of attraction that is not reciprocated is an awful thing. His poem puts into words very well that feeling, especially in the phrase "when I see you-- I can't look'. Having felt this way, myself, I am glad he could express this pain so well. It's a very peculiar feeling, to have to avoid someone you really love, to spare yourself any heartache. He wrote this poem so well. Patty


Saturday, February 16, 2002


Jay, It is great to be appreciated by you & your such discerning comapany of readers. Poetry is a mirror in which the readers looks for the reflection of her/his souls. To me that is the touch stone on which a genuine verse should be tested. Please tell the reader that my web site is at http://www.durlabh.freeserve.co.uk. I have an eBook published 'Spaces Of Heart' @ www.iumix.com I have been trying to find a publisher in USA to print my verse book but I have not succeeeded so far. Anybody to help? I am not at all concerned with any finacial rewards & I will give away the book at its cost price. The readers' appreciation is my reward. I hope to publish a book of my verse soon in England, containing about 110 of my best poems and will give the details as soon as more information is available. Please find below 8 more poems of mine & an essay on exposition of poetry. Best regards. Durlabh.

Saturday, February 16, 2002

Dear Jay, I really like Jason Visconti's poem "When Guilt Calls" and think it is well written and very imaginative. And those last two lines! I know exactly what this poet expresses in this poem. He wrote an excellent poem with this one. Jason only has 3 poems on your site - I would like to see more. Jude


Sunday, February 17, 2002

Dear Poet, I like the work of Durlabh, Eve, Paul and Patricia. I also read Jason and Robert. Each of these poets who are new to your site are good. They are also all different - in their form, style and subject matter. It's a diversified mix of poets. How well you put it all together. What exactly are the guidelines for submission of poetry to your wonderful and rich site? Please respond. A.Y.


Sunday, February 17, 2002

Jay, I really like Cristy Ramirez's poems. Why is this poet no longer submitting new poetry to your site? Does she have her own website now? Is she submitting her poems to another site? Thanks, D.B.


Sunday, February 17, 2002

Dear Jay, I remember reading Richard J. Amoroso's poetry while he was being featured on your website two years ago. Perusing your site today I read his poetry again for the first time since then. His poem "Seasons of the Heart" is undoubtedly his most beautiful poem and my favoirite. "Kitchen Wars" is very clever and clearly written to entertain his audience. "A Team for the Ages" is great (I happen to be a Yankees fan). Richard J. Amoroso is such a talented and versatile poet. I was impressed with his very good work all over again. What is he doing now? And why haven't you added anymore new work by him? I would love to see what this poet is writing these days. D.J.


Monday, February 18, 2002

The poetry of your Mr. Papasavas is very good. I have enjoyed each new poem added to your site. I have just read "A talk with my heart" and I am now convinced that this intelligent and expressive poet is definitely talented in the art of writing poetry. As you well-said in your introduction to this poem, the poet demonstrates candor and ability. In the lines of the last stanza  "...You have colored all that was gray - And revealed a peace that exists nowhere - I don't know how I can repay you...But to keep on listening..." this poet won me over as fan 100%. The poem is beautiful.


Tuesday, February 19, 2002

Patty Lynn is a great poet who is creative and expresses herself very well. I enjoy reading her poems and hope others will too. She speaks from the heart and yet is very clever.


Tuesday, February 19, 2002

Durlabh Singh ("Ballad"), Dona Pearson ("BEAUTY"), Poetheart ("Aged"), Patricia Lynn ("Adrift"), Paul Papasavas ("Letting Go"), John R. Yaws ("Noblesse Oblige") - great poets (great poems). Actually there are a few more whose work I enjoy and think write good poetry, but these stand out. Thank you for having such a great poetry site.


Wednesday, February 20, 2002

Jay, Patricia Lynn really is an excellent poet. I read that fan's comment posted yesterday and decided to check out her work I somehow missed your addition of this new poet to your site along with Paul Papasavas, Durlabh Singh, Eve Hall and Robert M. Hensel. I can't wait to really get into all their poetry. But tonight I read all of Patricia Lynn's poems and think she is a wonderful poet. I really like the way her poems always rhyme, as many poets don't employ rhyme in their poetry these days. Tomorrow I will read Eve Hall's poetry and then the others. Maybe you need some kind of message board or e-mail list to help readers discover what is new on poetheart.com? There are always new and wonderful things on your site and everytime I visit, I am impressed at all the new things and always glad I visited. Thank you.


Thursday, February 21, 2002

Dearest Jay, Hello there! It has been such a long time since we've exchanged email, and I'd like to apologize if I missed any of your replies. I had to go away for a while, and my email account was closed. I did notice that you've posted some of my more recent work, and for that I'd like to say thank you. Your kind comments are also greatly appreciated. I've missed sitting in front of my computer surfing your site, reading all the new postings, and re-reading my favorites. It's something I'm looking forward to tonight! I also noticed new poets. I'm excited to read their work, as well as your newest postings. I do hope your holidays went well, and that you're staying safe. Hope to hear from you soon. Sincerely, Cristy


Thursday, February 21, 2002

Several months ago I bookmarked your site in my favorites so that I could visit again. I am very glad that I did. Your poetry site is probably one of the finest poetry sites on the net - A poetry site for/by poets and readers of poetry. Most poetry sites get into all the pseudo-intellectual garbage and analyzing poetry ad nauseam or try to sell you some obscure poetry anthology. These sites are not about poetry and its beauty at all. I am happy that your site promotes beautiful and creative poetry. Thank you. C.P.


Friday, February 22, 2002

I really like Durlabh Singh's poetry very much. He seems to be very knowledgeable about writing poetry, unlike so many poets today who write as if no rules apply or that they have never read real poetry. His poem "Ballad" is really quite good and so is his "Feats of Courage." His poem "Golden Temple" is quite beautiful and imaginative. Having a poet of this caliber truly adds quality to your site, which it seemed to lack with some of the other poets, yourself not excluded. Anthony Covello


Friday, February 22, 2002

Dear Jay, I enjoyed reading the new poems by poets you have recently added to your website - particularly Eve Hall and Patricia Lynn. These two talented women write very good poetry. Thank you for hosting them. Carla V.


Saturday, February 23, 2002

Dear Poetheart, I have enjoyed reading the poems written by Paul (Papasavas) and was amazed at his imagination in the subject matter he writes about. "Can I truly write about nothing" and "I went through the day again" are great and I am impressed by this guy's thought process. The only criticisms I might have are his somewhat lack of imagination in titling his work and his avoidance of punctuation. I also noticed the lines of his poems do not seem to be written in the way they might be read with lines seeming to overflow into the next. The titles and form of his poetry does not change the content or his expression. He really is a talented poet and my observations are merely my own preferences which I do not mean to inflict on him, or burden you. I know you always appreciate honest feedback about the poetry and poets on your site...If I didn't like this guy's work I probably would not care to comment so specifically, but the truth is that Paul might benefit from my comments. By the way, I was touched by his poem for his mother ("Angelic")...
Patricia Lynn is another "new" poet whose work I enjoy. She seems to be a fun and versatile poet who is extremely appealing because she doesn't seem to take herself too seriously and she uses rhyme well. I liked her poem "Adrift" because I know the feelings she expressed quite well and her poem "The Workaholic's Heaven" was wonderful as I totally related to it, being a working woman with a family and a husband in an executive career...
Eve Hall's "Being With You" and "The Unknown Poet" are wonderful poems. Her haiku "Majestic" was excellent and her "Male Eater" was a good choice to submit to the poetry contest as she did. Eve is very mainstream and seems to write more to sell than to express. I am not sure how "Mr. Right" succeeded for her and won a poetry contest. What am I missing with that one?
These days you seem to be concentrating more on the poetry of your visitors than your own. Where are the poems of the talented and creative genius behind this great website? I have not found any of your most recent work. Have you decided to stop writing poetry and promote it instead? Sincerely, Val


Sunday, February 24, 2002

Dear Poet, Your poems "Sarajevo" "Downtown" and "Realities" are very real commentaries on today's world. I was also fascinated reading two of your early poems ("I Don't Understand" and "Departed") which depict aspects of the Viet Nam War Era. Not many of today's poets are willing to write about the social and moral issues of the times and end up writing mostly "fluff." You are so versatile and write about family, love, friendship, childhood memories, war, death, disappointments, and other things. I admire your work. Jon P.S. - Have you stopped adding your own poetry to your site?


Monday, February 25, 2002

Poetheart, I would like to see more work by poet Robert M. Hensel. He writes well and seems interesting by your introduction. I am sure other readers would like to read more of his work and get to know more about him.  M.K.


Monday, February 25, 2002

Dear Jay, Hello. I just thought I'd write and tell you that I loved your poem "And So I Say..." My favorite line was "While your empty arms ache against your chest." I think its one of my favorites that you've written. I also read all the poetry by Paul Papasavas and I think "A Talk With My Heart" was my favorite. I found it to be intimate and honest, and I really did enjoy it. Paul is a very talented writer, and I'm glad that you're posting his work on your site. I guess thats all I have to say for now. I'm also enclosing a few of my most recent poems. Let me know what you think, okay. If you find anything worth posting, please do so. Take care, Cristy


Tuesday, February 26, 2002

Poet, I enjoy the poems of Paul Papasavas and Eve Hall. Both of these poets really seem to have it together and convey their thoughts and feelings well. These two are similar in that respect, although their writing styles are different. Not to draw any comparisons, but Paul has a unique style while Eve seems more versatile. Paul is a deep thinker while Eve seems easier and more fun. But I like them both very much and am happy to have the opportunity to read them (thanks to you) as well as all the various other quality poets on your site. F.D.


Tuesday, February 26, 2002

Jay, After spending about 3/4 of an hour visiting your site - mostly in the user submissions section - I wanted to let you know what I think of a couple of the new poets you have added to your poetry site. Eve Hall is a wonderful poet who shows versatility and great promise. She is very talented. Her little rhymes for children make her an endearing poet with a real heart. Her haikus are good.Her ability to create them shows that she is knowledgeable of this particular form of poetry. My favorite of her poems is "The Unknown Poet" and, in my opinion, she should have won the contest with this one."Agony, Not Ecstasy" is also a good poem and evokes feelings from the reader. I hope that Eve continues to contribute her wonderful wide range of poetry to poetheart.com Durlabh Singh is marvelous. He paints with his words and excellent images. He is an extremely talented poet. I love his poems "Golden Temple" and "Ballad" and believe this man truly understands what poetry is all about. If anyone could "revitalize English poetry with new expressions", I believe this poet can. Thanks for allowing my feedback, as well as for having such a beautiful poetry site. Jan, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada


Tuesday, February 26, 2002

Poet, Please let Paul Papasavas know how much I enjoy his work. His poems always express things I have thought or felt at some time. I totally relate to his work, love his honesty and have an appreciation for a poet who's not afraid bare his private thoughts or his feelings. M.R.


Wednesday, February 27, 2002

Poetheart, Pat Lynn's poems are very enjoyable. I like this poet so much because she is so real and writes in a way that is so easy to understand. She does not condescend with her poetry as some poets do. She keeps it simple and writes about things real people experience. I love the fact that she uses lines that rhyme. She is good. Victor, N.Y.


Wednesday, February 27, 2002

Hey Poetheart, Your website is probably one of the best I have seen - thanks for sharing your own poetry and those of your poet friends.Also it is very generous of you to allow space for the worthwhile poetry of the people who visit your site. You have a most interesting site. Thanks. Matt


Wednesday, February 27, 2002

Take Paul's "A talk with my heart" and "Letting Go" and Eve's "The Unknown Poet" and then add Patricia's "Adrift" along with Cristy's "Not Tonight" and Durlabh's "Ballad" and then frost it with your own "Hostage" "Emily Dickinson Speaks" "Toward Eternity" and "One Hundred Moons" and then decorate it with all the other poetic gems written by such talented and giving poets, and you have a superior and delicious smorgasbord of gourmet poetry. Sincere thanks to ALL of you! - J.S., Middletown, NJ


Thursday, February 28, 2002

I read Eve Hall's poetry and was inspired to write for my own grandchildren.


Thursday, February 28, 2992

Dear Jay, I read two of your poems "Sirens" and "Cold Heart" and I think they are great poems. I also think "One Hundred Moons" is beautiful. The idea of "forty seasons and ten Junes" really hit me when I realized you were talking about 10 years! How do you think the way you do? Your poetry is very unique expression and well written. Thanks.


Friday, March 1, 2002

I've been reading Paul Papasavas's poems since he first appeared on your site. What a (talented) revealing poet he is! His honesty and frankness in his words is very appealing. His poems are always interesting because they are different. My favorite is still "Letting Go" although I like a few others, including "A talk with my heart" above all. I hope he adds more poems to your site on a regular basis.


Friday, March 1, 2002

Dear Poet, With all the new poets on your site (wonderful poems, by the way) I still kept checking for poems by one of my favorite poets, Cristy Ramirez. She hadn't had anything new in a long time. Finally I see that she has some new poems put on your site and was relieved that she hadn't disappeared like Richard Amoroso or Eunice Irwin. I loved her poem "Stitches" and was totally blown away by "Hands" which brought tears to my eyes. It was so ironic that she wrote that poem and posted it because just a few weeks ago, when I was visiting my dad, he commented that I had hands exactly like my mom's (she passed away about 10 years ago when I was just 14). I remember so many things about my mom - her touch on my face, her holding my hand, and all the wonderful things her hands did for me when I was a little girl. I cannot remember what her hands looked like but remember them. Cristy's poem made me think that my hands resembling my mother's is more than I could ever hope. I pray that "Their span matches my own" and I am so grateful to Cristy for writing that beautfiul poem, and also grateful to you for posting it on your site. Thank you. Gia Perrone, Westfield, NJ


Saturday, March 2, 2002

Dear Jay, I'm so glad you added Eve Hall, Paul Papasavas and Durlabh Singh to your site. I enjoy reading their work very much. Patricia Lynn is also good. I'm looking forward to reading more of your own poems, and I've wondered why you haven't posted anything yet this year. Your poetry is missed very much. June


Sunday, March 3, 2002

I really like Cristy Ramirez's new poems "Stitches" and "Hands" and I am very happy this poet continues to contribute to your site. She is very talented and writes from her heart. I look forward to reading many more of her poems in the future.


Monday, March 4, 2002

Jay, Where can I find your newest poetry? Your current section ends with the year 2001 and there is no newer work than December, 2001 in that section. Does this mean that you have stopped adding your own poetry to your site? I'm hoping this is not the case. Although all the other features of your site are interesting and you have many excellent and talented poets included, it is reading YOUR work that attracts me here pimarily. Of all the poets on your site, you are the best and I think you realize that, which is why you are never afraid to share your "spotlight" with any other poet. I am deeply disappointed not to have been able to read your magnificent poems these past few months.


Wednesday, March 6, 2002

Poetheart, I am so impressed with the new poets you have added to your site and also with the continued wonderful additions by poets such as Dona Lou Pearson, Cristy Ramirez and John R. Yaws. The fact that these poets continue to be an active part of your site says a lot about poetheart.com. I have always thought and I continue to think that you have accomplished a difficult feat with your website - you have managed to create and maintain a quality poetry site. I am amazed how you have dedicated yourself to presenting such a great poetry site at your own expense of time, cost and effort. You are such a generous man. Thank you sincerely. Stephanie


Friday, March 8, 2002

Dear Poet, Mr. Durlabh Singh adds a totally different dimension to your site. He is very different from the other poets on your website. His poetry is not only serious and well written, but seems to be have a very enduring quality about it. Durlabh Singh writes in the classic fashion and his knowledge of poetry is obvious by the way he writes. While many modern poets need to infuse their work with their personality, he does not seem to find it necessary to have to do this in his poetry. What he may seem to lack in "personality" he more than makes up for in pure talent and creativity within rules of fine writing. His excellence is magnified by the purity of his expression. Throughout the history of literature the actual work of an author/poet is where judgement of worth has always been found. In fifty years, his work will still be considered extremely worth reading.


Saturday, March 9, 2002

Jay, I still have not been able to find your current work. In the meantime, I have discovered the wonderful poems of both Durlabh Singh and Paul Papasavas. I have also enjoyed Cristy Ramirez and Dona Pearson's new poems. J. C.


Sunday, March 10, 2002

Eunice Irwin and Ryan Jake have not had new poetry added in a very long time. What ever happened to these two very good poets? Wondered the same thing about Richard Amoroso and Charles Burrell. Please shed some light on the whereabouts of these poets. Thanks. Marie


Tuesday, March 12, 2002

Dear Jay, I have really enjoyed reading Patricia Lynn's poems. I find her poems easy to read and I can relate to her thoughts, which is great since many times poems seem to talk above my head or beyond my comprehension. I loved her poem "Adrift" and also thought "It's Forbidden" was good. Her lullabye poem ("Sleep Little Baby") was really so cute. Being from NJ also, I enjoyed reading "Meet Me" very much. Thank you for having this wonderful poet on your site. I look forward to reading more of her poetry.


Thursday, March 14, 2002

Durlabh Singh is excellent. I even enjoyed his two articles in your essay section.


Friday, March 15, 2002

Poetheart, Your site is a great poetry site. John R. Yaws and Dona Lou Pearson both have so many poems on it and Paul Papasavas is also getting quite a collection. These three poets are really good - their ability to express what they think and feel is outstanding.


Saturday, March 16, 2002

Poetheart, That poem called "The Everyday Hero" by Patricia Lynn really moved me. Apparantly written about the significant man (husband or boyfriend) in her life, it touched me to read something so lovingly and beautifully written about a real person in a real person's life. Please thank the author for writing this. It made me think about the people who are important in my own life.


Monday, March 18, 2002

Poetheart, I have enjoyed reading the poems of Paul Papasavas and Eve Hall very much. They are so talented and really know how to express themselves so well. (Of course I also like your work and your friend Dona's also - that goes without saying!) How did you find them or how did they find you? I am always curious whenever you add new poets who seem to just "click" right into your site.


Tuesday, March 19, 2002

Dear Poet, Where are your newest poems? I've searched your site and can't seem to find anything past December, 2001. I miss reading your newest work. Judith


Thursday, March 21, 2002

Poetheart, Can you please tell me where in NJ Patricia Lynn is from?? I have read her poems and some of them are about places I know about. I am just wondering if she is from the Freehold area, where I grew up.


Saturday, March 23, 2002

Jay, I have been moved by reading the murmurings of your heart. Your poetry is simply beautiful. You touch hearts with each one of them. Thank you. K.S.


Sunday, March 24, 2002

Poet, "Confidential To My Enemy" is such a powerful poem. I am wondering why you wrote this and what it is really about. It seems to be about the reoccurence of something - like something has come back to haunt or to try where it has previously failed. I like it very much and think it's a strong poem. After reading it, I could not help but admire your head on confrontation. This is a great one. Marla


Tuesday, March 26, 2002

Your site has literally hundreds of poems. Why do you do all this work? Do you love poetry that much? How do you manage to maintain it? It must be an expense for you as well. I am curious as to why you do it?


Friday, March 29, 2002

Poetheart, Your poem "Waiting" is perfect. You depict waiting very uniquely and clearly. I actually feel your labored anticipation reading it. I admire your poetic talent and expression. Elaine B.


Sunday, March 31, 2002

Durlabh Singh is really great. I would like to read more of his work. Will you be posting more anytime soon?


Sunday, March 31, 2002

Poetheart, Your Paul Papasavas is really and truly wonderful. I love the way he expresses himself. His poems "True Freedom?" and "A Talk With My Heart" are really candid and honest. He strips naked for his audience and bares his soul. His style is unpretentious and his thoughts and feelings are totally unveiled. I love his work. Debbie


Monday, April 1, 2002

Poet, I would like to read more poems by Jason Visconti. I also like Eunice Irwin's poems. Your website is great.


Tuesday, April 2, 2002

Cristy Ramirez and Maieh are my two favorite poets on your site. It's great that you have such a variety of poets and poems on your site. There is something for everyone. I am a 19 year old student from Washington State who enjoys expressing myself through writing poetry. I can really relate to Cristy and Maieh very much. Can I send you a few of my poems to read and maybe you will want to put them on your site? Maxie


Wednesday, April 3, 2002

Poet, Until you added the poems of Paul Papasavas, my favorite poems were by Euince Irwin, Richard Amoroso and John R. Yaws (i.e. Traveler's Tales). Paul has almost two dozen of his poems on your website but he leaves me hungry for more of his intimate words. I like the way I feel after being exposed to his expression. This is a passionate poet who knows how to make readers long for more of his caresses to the heart and spirit. Thank you for finding him and making him a part of your beautiful website. J.L.


Friday, April 5, 2002

Dearest Poetheart, I miss the words of the man who touches my heart with every poem. When are you going to post more of your own work on your website? While I admit to enjoying the wonderful additions by your friends and your visitors, there is no poetry or prose as clever and imaginative as yours. My heart misses the sweet words of the very ingenious and creative poet. Please share your words and thoughts with us and post your work again, dear Poetheart. You are so very missed. Sincerely, Ada


Saturday, April 6, 2002

Poetheart, Reading Paul Papasavas's poem "Letting Go" gave me strength about a situation I was facing. I read this poem at just the right time and I found his words very encouraging. This is a very special poem to me . Thank him for me and my thanks to you for the poetry selections you make from these poets who are part of your site. Fran


Sunday, April 7, 2002

The addition of Durlabh Singh was definitely a good move on your part. This is a literate poet. Joe, Springfield, MA


Monday, April 8, 2002

Poetheart, I just read the poems by Patricia Lynn and liked so many of them. She is versatile in her topics and she is also easy to understand. I get so bored with poetry I can't understand. "Publish Me" was so clever and fun to read. I am so into rhyming poetry too. "Cross the Bridge to Bright Tomorrows" was an optimistic poem and I enjoyed that. So many of the poems on your site are so dark and deep. This poem was a nice break for me. I was able to totally relate to "Workaholic Heaven" and enjoyed it tremendously. Both versions of "The Shadow Knows" poems intrigued me and I think I liked the revised version better. I like her (or your?) idea of both the original and rewritten versions being available to readers. They are almost like two different poems and you can see how one evolved from the other that way. She seemed to have changed her mind about the shadow. I have my own ideas of what her intentions were with these poems, but I am reluctant to express them as I know that there are as many interpretations of a poem as there are readers. I will tell you that the first poem reminds me of how I secretly felt about sharing the bed with my husband after the birth of our second child and the second one makes me think of the consuming thoughts during the twillight time between being awake and asleep when I had so much on my mind and when I had no choice but to face my apprhension about things in my life. "A Weekend At The Shore" was so beautiful and romantic - she is so lucky to have such a husband! LOL Finally, I found "Rainy Blues" to be simply beautiful with so many memorable lines in it. Patricia is a poet who, like Dona Lou Pearson and Poetheart, writes enduring poetry which can be read and enjoyed over and over again and whose new poems you can find yourself looking forward to. Justine


Tuesday, April 9, 2002

Hi Jay, Your site is looking better and better each time I visit. I noticed you have included some material from Ms. Dona Lou. She is an Wonderful Lady and also a great friend. I also noticed that Marie made an inquiry about me, 10 March 2002. I am busy on my site as usual and she is welcome to visit it at www.aladysplace.com as I now have complete monthly updates of all the materiel for special ladies like Ms. Marie. Keep up the good work Jay! The site looks great!!!  S.T.


Friday, April 12, 2002

Dear Poet, Your new poem "The Architecture of Understanding" is great. I love this one of your newest poems. This poem made me realize how important forgiveness is to ourselves and how destructive or counterproductive it is to not let go of the wrongs (or perceived wrongs). "Resisting the urge for retribution...With understanding and civility..." and then later in the poem "Piercing words now bleed so sweet- To die in peace beneath my feet"
- great lines, Poetheart. You are not only one talented poet, but also a very wise one. Thanks. Brian


Saturday, April 13, 2002

Hello, Jay! I stumbled across your site and have been absorbed in the poetry! I really love "Lost Souls With Broken Wings"...I see that it was written in 1998, yet I saw shadows of Sept. 11 in it.... So I wondered what you might have written during that time in 2001...and found "The Wind Through the Totems". Beautiful! I can't really tell if you're still accepting submissions, although I see you're updating the site. I'll submit a couple below, and I know you ask for a bio note.... but there's not much to say... I'm a Canadian -- apart from my dear children and grandchildren, poetry is my first love, while creating webpage backgrounds is my second. :) Lary


Sunday, April 14, 2002

You have touch my heart with your work It's been a long time that I have read some thing that made me shed a tear like I did when I read A Thousand Dreams - somehow you have said what I wish I could every time I hear of a child being abused. I have a small site for missing kids. Wish I could write like you do with real feeling. Please never stop writing from the heart. Ray


Sunday, April 14, 2002

Dear Poetheart! New work at last! I wrote you last month when I didn't see any new poems from you. Thank you, thank you. I am so happy that you are once again sharing your heart with those who come to find it. Judith


Monday, April 15, 2002

Jay, I am really happy to see your latest poems. I didn't know you wrote haiku ("Bankrupt") but then went back and remembered seeing one or two others in your current work. I like the simplicity of that expression. I am so happy that you are putting more of your work on your site again. Alicia


Monday, April 15, 2002

Jay, I hope you had a nice weekend. I saw the newest "visitor responses" and I don't mind telling your reader that I grew up in Howell with a Freehold mailing address. Nice of you to keep up with all the mail, even nicer now that the good weather will take you away from the computer! Anyway, here's a new poem I wrote: Unable to Dream. Happy Monday! Patty Lynn


Tuesday, April 16, 2002

What a mind and what a soul! "Winter Thoughts" is beautiful. Your images are so original and your expression is very clever as well as unique. The way you think is intriguing and your ability to express your thoughts is truly a gift. Happy to see your new work. Thanks.


Tuesday, April 16, 2002

Your website is definitely one of the best poetry sites on the Internet and I have it bookmarked as a favorite. I have visited you many times in the past 8 or 9 months. There is always something new at www.poetheart.com and thanks.


Wednesday, April 17, 2002

Dear Jay, After 9/11, while there was a trend writing patriotic poetry, I prefer to read poetry on America written prior to that. You have a poet on your site, Richard Amoroso, who wrote a wonderful poem called "Our America" which is really a good poem. While it took a tragedy for many Americans to appreciate the land in which we live, Richard was way ahead of them, and appreciated things others were oblivious to. He wrote poetry about America before it was a trend to do so. I also enjoyed "echoes from the Wall" which was beautiful and touching. I respect Richard for following the beat of his own drummer and writing about things which he thought were important. This is a sign of someone "real" and what he says will always be important. Thank him for me. J.C.


Thursday, April 18, 2002

Jay, I just read the poem "Two Souls Intertwined" by Paul Robert Dinwiddie. It is the most moving poem I have read in a while. His style, not unsimilar to my own, moved me to near tears. His description of searching and finding soulful connectiveness with references to nature and water is what I find so appealing and naturally, I love the rhymes. Please forward this message to him, if possible. This guy is brainy (I liked his other poem, also), creative and sensitive. If you ask me, he's a keeper! I hope he shares more of his poetry and a profile! If a new poet had to move me down a notch on the "User Submission" list - I'm glad it's him! (As D comes before L in the Alphabetical listing! HA!) Best Regards, Patty Lynn


Thursday, April 18, 2002

Dear Jay, I noticed you have a new poet on your site (Paul R. Dinwiddie). He is so good. You know how to pick them, that's for sure. Now you have an entire new generation of poets as you did when you began your site. I am very impressed at your success. Paul R. Dinwiddie is fortunate to have you as a friend/mentor as you will give him more proper exposure than he could have imagined when he sent in his first poem. And you are fortunate to have him as well, since his work will be complementary to your own as well as the work work you showcase on your site. He will be a nice addition. I am wondering how old this poet is - can you tell me, if you know? I would also like to know his educational and ethnic background. How did he first contact you or vice-versa? Thanks, Evelyn



Friday, April 19, 2002

Hmm...Let's see...Two poet Pauls - different styles, from different locations, with poetry on the same great site and both very talented poets. Poetheart, thank you for sponsoring these poets.


Friday, April 19, 2002

Dear Poetheart, As always, your site is very satisfying. I got a real treat today when I visited and found more poetry by Patricia Lynn, Paul Papasavas and Durlabh Singh. You also have a wonderful new poet, Paul Robert Dinwiddie, whose poems are wonderful. "Two Souls Intertwined" was beautiful (though maybe a little long) and seems to be written by a man in love. One of his other poems was cleverly in the shape of a goblet and was interesting. I like the use of rhyme in poetry and his unique use of that device was good. Visually, the poem is pleasing and its content was well expressed, as well. I must disagree with you about Paul's success with "The Storm" as I think it was a little too long and (although the imagery his very good) he seems to be missing something with that one. Although Paul uses rhyme, he makes no effort to use rhythm to complement his rhyme. The saving graces of his poem "The Storm" are the imagery and the subject. You mention that you had second thoughts yourself, so you must know exactly what I am talking about. "Teardrops" was excellent. You are absolutely correct about the rhythm and rhyme. This poem is easy and enjoyable to read for that reason.
I also checked on Dona Lou Pearson, as I always do when I visit poetheart.com and found some new work posted on her page. She is a wonderful poet indeed. And, my dear Poetheart, I finally found your new work which I've been anxiously awaiting. I was very happy to see that, as reading your work is so addictive. Your poetry is very intriguing. You are the master of expression and always captivate my total attention to what you are expressing. Sometimes I feel like you somehow get me to wear your heart and soul, seeing and feeling things as you do...Your haiku was sad but beautiful. It was well done (5-7-5!). Your poem "The Architecture of Understanding" was good but somehow your title and the poem itself does not match. I was slightly disappointed by it, as it seemed to be missing a verse and you don't really come to a point with this one. Something is wrong with it, but I can't exactly put my finger on what it is that's wrong. I thought "Winter Thoughts" was really good and with that one you did it again with your originality on a common theme and your unique phrases and images. I love this one! "I Wonder..." was good but I think you could have done better with what you are expressing. I find it appealing because it is very candid and captures the essence of a situation. Overall, your new poems are most welcomed after your being so stingy and selfish by withholding the poetry which really draws us here. Thank you. Lynn E-


Friday, April 19, 2002

Dear Jay, I enjoyed Paul Papasavas's latest additions to his page. "Divine Difference" was wonderful and I could feel his peace and satisfaction in his reflections while visiting such a beautiful place and relaxing - allowing his thoughts to saturate him. He is so right about appreciating situations and things while being removed from them. Please express my thanks to him for sharing this one. "Architect of a Journey" expresses thoughts and feelings I have had myself. Paul has a way of writing about things which others can well relate to.
I loved Patricia Lynn's "Unable to Dream" and it replaced "Adrift" as my favorite poem of hers. (Before that my other favorite was "The Winter of My Thoughts") Patricia has written a few other poems I like - I guess I like her style and the way her poems have a certain flow to them. They seem so well thought out. I could tell she wants to write lyrical poetry. She is a poet a la Dona Lou, writing poetry enjoyable to read and also very enduring and relevant. I am glad you have Patricia on your site.
I have not yet had a chance to read the poems of Paul Robert Dinwiddie, but I plan to do that very soon. I have also noticed you have Eve Hall and Durlabh Singh, both whose poems I have not yet read. I will read these three poets as soon as I get a chance to visit again. M.Walker, Springfield, Illinois


Saturday, April 20, 2002

Dear Poetheart, Your new poets are wonderful and I enjoy the addition of Durlabh Singh, Eve Hall, Patricia Lynn, Paul Papasavas, Paul Dinwiddie and Dave Parzanese to the likes of Dona Lou Pearson, John R. Yaws, Ryan Jake, Eunice Irwin and Richard Amoroso. I know you must be planning to interview at least one of these new poets in the near future. They fit in so very well with the team of poets you have on your site. Merci beaucoups, Monsieur. Elena Pascale from Quebec City, Quebec, Canada


Saturday, April 20, 2002

Poet, Paul Robert Dinwiddie's poems are great! (And no, I do not know him and he did not ask me to write to write you!) I really like "Teardrops" and "Two souls intertwined" a lot. "The Storm" was very nice but should have been a story and not a poem. Paul has great images in it but it's far too long and does not read like a poem very much. But I must say he is talented and would enjoy reading more of his poetry. H.V.M.


Sunday, April 21, 2002

Poetheart, I just read Dave Parzanese's two poems. This kid is amazing! I never noticed his poem on your site before but see that "The Nightingale" has been on your site since January. You're right - for being so young (what? 16?) this young man writes like a mature man. If he is writing like this now, what will he be writing a few years from now? You have an amazing sense of talent...But then you are talented yourself. Keep up the excellent work.


Sunday, April 21, 2002

Dear Jay, Thanks, once again, for posting my poems on your site. I am, as always, happy and humbled to be in such grand company. It is difficult to make comments about the other poets' work, as there are now so many and they are all so different and so very good. I will go back and read some more and tell you what I think of the newer submissions, but here is one, not brand new, a "critique" that came easily to me:
I have to tell you that the poet Belinda Bennet-Hartmann touches me deeply with her words, for I feel somehow that she sees at least some things in life the way that I do. "Blood of My Blood" makes me cry every time I read it, as does "Robby's Keys." (I am a mom, too, as you know and the worst thing I can imagine is to lose a child). Her style is simple and yet very profound, and wonderful. I love "The Mystery of Life" for the message of hope that it gives. Another poet that always touches my heart with his words is YOU, my dear Jay, for even though you are a man and so far away from me and my life, when you speak in your poetry, you reach inside my heart and touch mine with your tenderness, your joy, or your loneliness. I feel thus about you, dear Jay, and I look forward to a time when I can tell you in person how much I appreciate you and what a dear friend you are to me. This poem, "My Soulmate" (and the term, I believe, can refer to a friend or to a lover) I dedicate to you. - Dona


Sunday, April 21, 2002

Jay, Paul Dinwiddie's "The Storm" is a magnificent poem. His images captured me for the duration of this very long poem. I felt like I had actually experienced the storm through his observations and expression. His other poems are also good but this one really inspired me. Thank him and thank you. Joe


Monday, April 22, 2002

Jay, Is Dave Parzanese related to you or something? This young guy is a very talented poet and his two poems are quite impressive. I hope he contributes more of his poetry and lives up to the impression he has created on your web site. Time will tell if he is just a "flash in the pan" or if he is the "real thing." Anyway, I like his two poems. You did it again, Jay. (At least so far!)  Sally


Monday, April 22, 2002

Poetheart, I am so happy to see your new work on your site. For the past few months I have watched you build up your site with all the submissions from people who visit your site at the expense of showcasing your own wonderful and beautiful poetry. You genuinely humble for a man of your caliber talent. Talent and generosity - quite a cocktail for success! You're a very unique and interesting man. Thanks for having such a beautiful and well kept website. J-


Monday, April 22, 2002

Your website is really great. How do you find the time to keep up with it? Definitely a labor of love - no charge, no ads and you are selling nothing. I bookmarked it to visit over again. Thank you.


Tuesday, April 23, 2002

My dear Jay, With every passing month, I find more reasons to be extremely proud of poetheart.com. Three such reasons that stand out at this moment are most undoubtedly Trudy Gruber, Victor Leitch and Lucien Tuema. The fact that these fine "wordsmiths" want be included on your website is a wonderful tribute you and your efforts and to us all, for they are all three very talented. All I can add to that is: WOW. Thanks, Jay, for what you continue to do. Love, Dona


Tuesday, April 23, 2002

I really like "An Un-Won War" by the young Sarah Murphy. It has been on your site for a while but seems so very relevant to 2002. Why does this wonderful and talented poet have only one poem on your site?  Lina, Buffalo, NY


Tuesday, April 23, 2002

Dave Parzanese may only have two poems on your site but it's enough to know this is a wonderful and mature young poet who very talented. His two poems are not the typical shallow or trendy babblings which seem to be so stylish in poetry these days. Good for him! And thanks to you for presenting his work to read. Clara Fitzgerald, Illinois


Wednesday, April 24, 2002

Dear Poetheart, Patricia Lynn's "The Winter of My Thoughts" is a good poem. I have read this poem several times over the past few weeks and decided it really is her best on your site. The poem just flows in its rhythm and those images are so unique ("black pepper flecks seasoning the sky" "fields frozen beige and gold" "I melt with apirations")
that you could just picture what she is saying. I am not comparing this poem with any of her others. This is truly not a matter of comparison. This is just a fine and well-written poem.


Wednesday, April 24, 2002

Re: "Unable to Dream" by Patricia Lynn    Jay, All I can say is...Wow...Having recently experienced the raw emotion so eloquently portrayed in this poem, I was moved to tears by its poignant introspection. Please be sure to let Patricia know how much it moved me. Sincerely, Paul Robert Dinwiddie


Wednesday, April 24, 2002

Dear Jay, Usually poetry sites are "dominated" by poetry mostly from women. But your site seems to be an equally balanced mix of poetry by both. It is unusual to find this balance and visiting your site I have been able to enjoy the poetry of Richard Amoroso, Dona Pearson, Paul Papasavas, Eve Hall, Eunice Irwin, Patricia Lynn, Dave Parzanese, Paul Robert Dinwiddie, Durlabh Singh, Cristy Ramirez, Maieh, John Yaws, and other poets, as well. Some of them have been interviewed and others I wish you would interview. I think you've done a real nice job bringing all of these talented poets together. (I bookmarked your site) Thank you. Rob


Wednesday, April 24, 2002

Jay, I just love Paul Papasavas's work so much. I also think Patricia Lynn has real potential. Please tell these two poets that I appreciate and enjoy their poetry. Thank you. L.J. Murphy, Ontario


Wednesday, April 24, 2002

Poetheart, Dave Parzanese's poem "Denied" genuinely moved me. This poem elicited feelings about a broken trust situation I experienced not too long ago. I can't believe this very young has such perception and insight into matters considered so adult. Very impressive!


Thursday, April 25, 2002

So, Poetheart...When are you going to post more poetry by Eve Hall? I am very anxious to see more of her poems. It seems to me that you concentrate on only one poet at a time. Have she submitted more poetry to your site? D.B.


Friday, April 26, 2002

Dear Poetheart, I am so happy to see more of your recent poems on your site. Though I have enjoyed much of the poetry submitted by visitors to your site, it's really your own beautiful (and often brilliant) poetry which I truly enjoy reading. I am glad you are adding more of yours. Thanks.


Friday, April 26, 2002

Jay, Your Paul Robert Dinwiddie is a wonderful poet and a great addition to your staff of poets. His "Teardrops" poem was very good. I also liked "The Storm" and "All in good time" though both were just a little too long. They really were great expression and had great images but went a little overboard going on and on.


Saturday, April 27, 2002

Poet, Your site is looking real good, man. You continue to keep up with additions and updating it.That's great.Too many websites are "abandoned" and result in their being dated and uninteresting. Your site is always so current. Nice job! Joe, New York


Saturday, April 27, 2002

Jay, I have never seen such a full spectrum of poets and types of poetry in one place. (I can't help but wonder how ambitious you must be to put something like this together. I wouldn't know where to even begin such a task). You must be very proud of your site. What I find particularly remarkable is how poets of all ages and backgrounds are very happily submitted their creative work and enjoying encouragement from you and your readers. Your website is most tastefully put together and a very enjoyable place to visit.


Sunday, April 28, 2002

Poetheart, Your site is so amazing. You are always adding so much. Every weekend when I visit I notice something and (lately) even someone new. You are constantly adding new poets and new poetry by the poets already there on your site. Poetheart.com is huge! It's a fantastic place to visit for poetry. Thanks. J.G.


Sunday, April 28, 2002

Poetheart, I like the two poems by Brad Morin. I can relate to everything he expresses in his poems. Thank him for me because until I read his poems I thought I was alone. And thank you for having this poet on your site. Frank S-


Sunday, April 28, 2002

Dear Jay, I just went and looked on your site, and saw what you said about my Haiku. That is not only the only Haiku I've submitted to your site, it is the first one I have ever written. I don't know why, but I just never tried it before. Somehow that struck me as kind of funny, since I taught English for 6 years, and some of my students would write them. Oh well. One of these days I will attempt a Pantoum (I think that is how you spell it), a rather more ambitious and very structured form of verse. Thanks for putting another one of my poems there. I feel like a special person, and it is always very flattering...especially when I look around again and see how many really talented other poets are there...it is indeed an honor and privilege to be on Poetheart. Dona


Monday, April 29, 2002

Dearest Jay, Your poem "The Architecture of Understanding" is not only beautiful, but it's also probably one of your most well-written in a long time. Great job on this one. I liked "I Wonder..." very much, though it is very sad to me. I like the language of your poetry very much. Not long ago, while reading your poems from 2001, I realized that you're very versatile and write many different ways but your style is all in the language. You paint images with your use of the words themselves and not just throwing out imagery. Do you know what I mean? You're a very talented poet, Jay. I hope that you realize that. Thank you for sharing your beautiful poetry and prose. Janice


Monday, April 29, 2002

Jay, I just read the two poems by Dave Parzanese and have to comment that he is very good. (Not only good for his age, but for any age!) He does have a strange and wonderful maturity. I would like to see more poems by this young poet. I hope these will not be the only two he submits to your site.
I also like Dona Lou Pearson's additions. The woman is amazing. I never get tired of reading her poems. How can a woman write about love in so many ways? And she does it so well!
Paul Papasavas, Patricia Lynn and Paul Robert Dinwiddie have so many really good poems I don't know where to start. My favorite Paul Papasavas poem is still "Letting Go" (though I do like "Divine Difference" very much!). I love Paul Robert Dinwiddie's "All in good time" and "Teardrops." Patricia Lynn's work is quite good and she has so many good poems on your site. I was very fascinated with the two "The Shadow Knows" poems. It was great to see both versions of it and be able to read them both and seeing how one emerged from the other and what she changed from one to the other. They are so similar (I know they are actually the SAME poem) yet they are so different at the same time. These poems give the reader a full license to speculate as to what they are about and interpret as wished. I see one version (original) as expressing a fleeting thought of infidelity (NOT necessarily her own) while the revised version seems to be expressing the "knowing" that comes with intimacy. She is a very manipulative poet (in a good way), as she knows how to use her words to her advantage. Patricia's "Guess Hoo?" is very entertaining. Magnificent images.
Eunice Irwin is a poet I would like to know more about. Does she still write? How come this excellent poetess has not submitted any new work in a long time?
I like Cristy Ramirez's new poems. All of this young woman's poetry on your site is very good. I also think she would make an interesting interview if and when you decide to revive that feature again.
Belinda Bennett-Hartmann's poems reach the depths of my soul. She clutches my emotions with each poem she has on your site. Her poetry makes me cry. I love the depth of her expression - right from her heart. God bless her.
Eve Hall seems to be a very accomplished poet. She is out there entering poetry contests and submitting her poems for publication in magazines and such. She is also very professional - a published poet who doesn't seem to mind submitting her poems to your site to reside with unpublished and unknown poets. That's class.
I am happy that you have added more of your own poetry, Jay. I will write again to tell you about your poems. Take care and keep up the great work. You have a beautiful website. Inez, Rochester, NY


Monday, April 29, 2002

I just read the essay section of your site. What a surprise! There are some good things here. I liked Durlabh Singh's "Art of Poetry" and Jay Pelleriti's "Millenium" and enjoyed them both. Your site really does have everything. Heather


Tuesday, April 30, 2002

Dona Lou Pearson continues to imprint my soul with the depth and beauty of her excellent poetry. When I visit your site, I always make it a point to read her poems again and look for anything new you have added to her page. She is indeed a truly fine poet. I have read "Goodbye" so many times that I can recite it from memory. I was thrilled to read the revised version of "Rendezvous" as it was another of my favorites. Recently, she has added many new poems and the quality of her work continues to maintain the standards of excellence synonymous with her reputation on your site. My sincere appreciation to Dona for all of the many times she has touched my heart and made me smile or cry. Also, my gratitude to you for having the generosity to share your cyberspace with her and other fine poets. Sincerely, L.S.


Tuesday, April 30, 2002

Poetheart, Can you please explain to me what it means when you and the other poets use those three periods after the words of a title? What is the significance of "..."? Of over 150 of your own poems, I notice you have at least a half dozen titles like this, and about a third of Dona Pearson's titles have these three periods. Richard Amoroso has about a half dozen titles using four periods and even Paul Robert Dinwiddie even has a poem with this. None of the other poets do this. I am intrigued - what is the meaning? Thank you. James Conway


Tuesday, April 30, 2002

Wow. What a fantastic site you have here. It will take me weeks of visits to see everything. From what I have read there is something for everyone here. I read some of your poems and Ryan Jake's. I really got into those Traveler's Tales big time. Great stuff. Bookmarked your site in my favorites. Cool site. Tom, Atlanta, GA


Wednesday, May 1, 2002

Dear Jay, One of your visitors asked about the use of the ellipsis (...) in poetry titles, and the only explanation I can think of that makes any sense (does poetry have to make sense?) is that when I write something I may want to say more than I can put there, and so, since the ellipsis is to show that something has been left out of the discourse in prose writing, then the ellipsis might also reveal that the poet means more than is literally said by the poem. Or maybe it means, "and here is the rest of it, added to what you might already know in your heart..." Love, Dona


Wedmesday, May 1, 2002

Dear Poetheart, You have added so much new poetry, it's so awesome. I really enjoyed Dona Lou's new additions and think "Pain" is an exquisite poem and "Resolution" was long overdue (lol). "Death is a wall.." really is the finest of her new poems and, as you stated in your introduction to it, will surely become a favorite.
I am very happy to see that your young poet Dave Parzanese has also added a few new poems. I am very impressed with him. I think you are very perceptive about potential and talent. You are always right on the money when you add a new poet to your site.
I also enjoy reading Paul Robert Dinwiddie's poems and the more I read Patricia Lynn's poems, the more apparent her talent and creativity become to me. And Cristy Ramirez is a joy to read.
I would still like to see more of your own creative and excellent work in your poetry section. Is there any reason why, other than how busy you have been posting so much other poetry from your poet friends, you have held back sharing more of your poetry? I suspect you might have other plans for your poems. You've been more than generous sharing such an unbelievable quantity of poems (almost 200 between early and current). In fact, it's unheard of.
Thank you for all your work in putting and keeping together such a great website. Jackie, Houston, TX


Thursday, May 2, 2002

Poetheart, Why are Dona Pearson's poems separated from the other interviewed poets? She has a huge amount of poems on your website. Do you just go ahead and post everything she writes?


Friday, May 3, 2002

Jay, Dona Pearson's poem "Emma Lazarus" is excellent. The links to it were a great idea for a poem which deserves all the attention it will no doubt receive. Probably many people have heard the words of "The New Colossus" but do not realize it, so it was good you linked that poem. Dona's reference to it in her poem could be better appreciated in this way. The link to the little biography was also clever. Nice partnership you two have. Thanks for this great effort - the wonderful new poem and the right presentation. Max


Friday, May 3, 2002

Dear Poetheart, Your website just gets better and better. Your new poem "Flowers of May and You" was really nice and as always, you show your creativity with this poem. You manage to say something in a new way with each poem you write. I know the feelings of missing someone and "seeing" them at times in the places of my everyday life. I have felt the "haunting" you portray here. Thank you. I also liked "The Architecture of Understanding" very much. It really succeeded in giving me some idea of just what understanding, compassion and forgiveness can mean for the "giver." I liked it the language of it. Your haiku poem was well done.


Saturday, May 4, 2002

Dear Poetheart, What IS that all about, your putting so many of my poems on your site? To tell you the truth, I was a little embarrassed by that at first, but I got over that quickly, and now I am just, as my dad used to say, "happy as if I had good sense."The answer to the reader's question about whether you post everything I send you is NOPE, you most certainly don't, and sometimes you even tell me what is wrong with them. I am thankful to you for your insight and for your graciousness, and that you give not only me but so many of us who truly love to write and to read poetry a wonderful place both to show it off and to find it. So call me a "show-off" and I will nod my head and grin. That you and I go back a couple of years with our friendship is something for me to smile about even more. So keep on selecting and rejecting at will, my friend. It is, after all, YOUR site. Love, Dona


Saturday, May 4, 2002

Hello, Poetheart, I have been visiting your website for about 3 months now and been reading your poetry. I think I've read every single thing you have written. I have many favorites from your early and current poems. "The Vikings" is a phenomenal poem. It is very deep and portrays situations difficult to express yet you do it so well. "Fork in the Road" is excellent. Considering your age at the time you wrote that, you must have been extremely insightful way beyond the years of your age. I understood "Fire!" better than you can ever know. Reading that poem I felt like you read my life or my secret thoughts.It made me realize a kinship to you on some level. "Eternity" is simply beautiful. "Sarajevo is a great poem. I like things that deal with issues or at least bring them to light with some relevance. It has the signature of your generation all over it. In your current work, my favorites are too numerous to mention, but "Crying" is definitely one of them because it is so short yet it says so much more than the words you wrote, which definitely requires talent only a real poet can understand be capable of accomplishing. "Aged" is simply an exquisite poem. Your clever series of poems called "Portraits" is very interesting though I think you should have more of these to make this series more complete. "Estrangement" read my mind and heart (again). "Realities" was truly great and definitely one you should be so proud of having written. "One Hundred Moons" was beautifully written and reveals more about you than you think it does. "Truce" is both well written and very moving. So go ahead...call me a "fan." I admit it. I really love your work. Thank you from my heart for sharing your heart and soul through your talented and creative writing. G.N.


Saturday, May 4, 2002

BOY ARE YOU EVER DEEP.....I TRULY ENJOYED READING SOME OF YOUR POETRY AND THAT OF YOUR FRIENDS AND STRANGERS.....I WAS TRULY TOUCHED BY YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS PICTURE PAGES... I DON'T KNOW THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF YOUR PRESENT RELATIONAL STATIS BUT YOUR WIFE/GIRLFIEND SURE GOT A WINNER IF YOUR HEART IS AS TENDER AS YOUR WORDS...I TOO WRITE POETRY AND MY GIRLFRIEND TOLD ME ABOUT THIS WEBSITE (SHE VISITS IT OFTEN) I WILL SUBMIT SOME OF MY POETRY WHEN I GET A CHANCE  (YOU KNOW BETWEEN DRIVING MY 5 KIDS AND 2YR OLD GRANDSON AROUND EVERYWHERE IN CREATION) I REALLY LOVED YOUR WORK..... KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION TO US ALL CATHY


Sunday, May 5, 2002

Poetheart, I love two of your poems so much: "Sirens" and "Aged" and have read them so many times I can actually recite them! Outstanding work and beautiful website. Thank you. Judy, Liverpool, England


Sunday, May 5, 2002

I have just read all the poet interviews and think they are wonderful. What a great idea to do this! Very interesting. I was wondering if you will ever do more interviews? I would also love to read an interview with the Poetheart himself! I think your site visitors would love it. Thanks for having such a great poetry site. Besides your own great poems you also have Paul Papasavas, Dona Lou Pearson and Cristy Ramirez, who are wonderful poets. Thanks. Lisanne


Monday, May 6, 2002

The new poem by Paul Papasavas ("Inner Process") is disappointing. It's long and somewhat preachy. He has almost caricatured his poetry with this so-called poem. This "inner process" would have been better left inside than put up on your site. What were you thinking when you accepted this one? You must have been thinking that it was probably no worse then your own new poem "The Flowers of May" which is truly terrible. What has happened to your standards? You seem to have lowered them for some reason. Angie


Tuesday, May 7, 2002

Poetheart, Dona Pearson's new poem "What happened to Emma Lazarus?" was great - well written and also very well presented. Nice touches to add the links. I needed the information you provided, thank you. I never stop being impressed and satisfied each and every time I visit your website. Una


Tuesday, May 7, 2002

Dear Poetheart, I am so happy to see your new poems on your site. "Bankrupt" is so moving. You say so much with those few words. I like it very much. I also liked "The Architecture of Understanding" tremendously. But your poem "Winter Thoughts" was just alright - it is too much like many of your other poems. "I Wonder" was wonderful though. You managed once again to show how creative you can be with your words. I was touched by "The Flowers of May And You" and think it's a nice poem but it lacks the creativity which your readers have come to expect. It seems just too "run of the mill" for Poetheart. Thanks for sharing your poetry. Keep writing with your poet's heart. Linda


Wednesday, May 8, 2002

Poetheart, Thumbs down to "The Flowers of May...And You" for it's lack of polish and dull lines. I catch the drift of what you wanted to express but you just don't do it. You should rework this one. I am certain your friends have told you the same thing. Frank, NYC


Wednesday, May 8, 2002

Dear Jay, I cannot entirely agree with Angie's remarks about Paul Papasavas' poem "The Inner Process," as his intention was there, that other's lives are both inscrutable and at the same time we wonder about them. I do think it needs some work, and that it reads rather clumsily and much more like prose than poetry. To compare it so unkindly to your poem "The Flowers of May--and You" is a puzzle to me, however, as these two works have nothing in common, least of all their respective worth. I happen to like "The Flowers of May--and You" very much. I am not just saying this because you are my friend, but because it is how I feel. Has Angie submitted some poetry to you for all of us to critique??? Your friend and fan, Dona


Thursday, May 9, 2002

Dear Poet, Eve Hall's poem "Unspoken" is really good. I have felt the very sentiments she expresses in it. I was able to relate to it totally. This is a good example of what I like about the poetry on your site. Mostly all of the poems on it are heartfelt and realistic and not that kind of poetry that is difficult to understand. Also those poems by famous poets which you have on your site are beautiful. I am glad I found your site. I like poetry very much but too many times the poetry sites and poetry seem to exclude the average reader. Your site makes poetry so appealing. Thank you. J.V.S.


Thursday, May 9, 2002

Poetheart, I like Paul Robert Dinwiddie's poems very much. "Teardrops" and "The Storm" are both good. I also like your poet interviews (the Q&A was great!). I have read all of your interviews and was wondering if you plan to do any more of these in the near future? You have a few poets who would be great to interview and which I would be very interested in reading about. You have a really nice poetry site here. Thank you. K.R.


Thursday, May 9, 2002

Jay, Sometimes I get a little "annoyed" at the visitor comments when your site, your poems or those of the poets on your site is criticized so viciously. Why do you post these comments? Why not just delete them? If I were a poet on your site I would not like the open criticism and would not allow you to have them on your site. Have you had any of the poets from your site complain about this? Keith, Atlanta, GA


Friday, May 10, 2002

Dear Poetheart, I really enjoyed reading your essays section. I really liked Durlabh Singh's "Art of Poetry" and also Jay Pelleriti's "Nostalgia." You need more essays and stories like these in this part of your site. The articles you have here make a reader want to see more. I look forward to your development of this section in the future. Thanks.


Friday, May 10, 2002

Poetheart, I like the poet interviews on your site. I particularly enjoyed reading the August, 2001 interview with John R. Yaws. This poet is a very bright talent for your site. His Traveler's Tales are very entertaining. (I like that kind of poetry). I also like his poems about poets and poetry. I think you did a great job interviewing this most interesting of the poets on your website. Thanks for having such an interesting poetry website. Joel, Hyannis, Massachusetts


Friday, May 10, 2002

Poetheart, Patricia Lynn's poem "The Tortured Writer" was very good. I have read her work before and was not so sure how I felt about it. Patricia Lynn seems to write more for herself than for any reader. She has the tendency to "leave out" the audience while she expresses her experiences and impressions. But "Spring Dance" and "The Tortured Writer" seem to not neglect the reader. The more I read her work, the more I can appreciate her talent and like her work. As Patricia accumulated more and more space on your site, I began to wonder what it was that you saw in her work that I was missing...but now I know. Thank you for your perception, Mr. Poetheart.  Zoey, Grand Rapids, MI


Saturday, May 11, 2002

Poet, "Stop Internal Madness" by Patricia Lynn, "Making Connections" by Paul Papasavas, "Pain" and "If only..." by Dona Lou Pearson and "My Friend Fear" by Brad Morin are all very excellent poems and a credit to the excellence of your poetry website. However, "The Inner Process" by Paul Papasavas, "The Flowers of May" by Poetheart and "Nasty Nuisance" by Patricia Lynn are all very bad choices to be included with all the wonderful poetry on your site.


Saturday, May 11, 2002

Poetheart, Dona's new poem "What happened to Emma Lazarus?" is really wonderful. I love the way it was linked to two other pages.Since 09/11/01 I've watched all the beautiful poetry added to your site, but it rarely includes any reaction to the events of that time. I do remember your site being on hold for about a month and I thought that spoke volumes for you and the other poets. But now I am happy to see that with poetry like Dona's Lazarus poem, your site is open to expressing the thoughts, feelings and experiences of its poets about where we are in this country. Thanks.


Saturday, May 11, 2002

Your website has to be about the best poetry site I have seen. Plain and simple, you have assembled many talented and expressive poets, published their work on your site (adding their work to your own superior poetry) and created a beautiful oasis for those who write or enjoy poetry. It's also a free site without all the banners and advertisements. I have not seen anyone pitch anything in all the months I have visited poetheart.com. You are to be commended on this accomplishment. Thank you. V.G.


Sunday, May 12, 2002

Dear Jay, Dona Lou's poem "Pain" is a wonderful poem. It reminds me of some of her earlier poems - not just in the subject, but the way it was written. I also loved "What happened to Emma Lazarus?" and thought it was well written and a great commentary. I also liked the way links were added giving more information and the Emma Lazarus poem. The poems on your site are wonderful and the site is near perfect. Thank you. Ann


Sunday, May 12, 2002

I just read the two poems by Brad Morin and had to write and tell you how great I think his "My Friend Fear" is and how I am able to totally relate to it. I like this poet and hope to see more poetry by him. Thank him for me. Diana


Sunday, May 12, 2002

Dear Jay, I am amazed at your website, at the number of wonderful poems there, and by you. People who visit your site are always finding new and interesting things to read, and all of it without annoying ads, without a lot of hype, or any pressure. That is the way I feel about it, as a frequent visitor, as well as one of your friends. One reader called it an "Oasis" and I must agree, but it also sometimes feels like a seminar of accomplished writers, a conclave of good friends, a place to exchange ideas and feelings in comfort. Those few who come with their criticisms only add a little (irritating) spice to the mix, and I think that many people have the idea that it is a free atmosphere, a place that a person can dare, with impunity, to hurl insults (not so), but I find it refreshing that you allow some any of them space. It shows the genuine graciousness of your hospitality, and besides, some are pretty funny. I am impressed with what you have done with the page where my poems are found, and I am proud to be numbered among those who are accepted by you. You have encouraged me more than you will ever know to write, to share my thougts and feelings, to dare to dream of many things outside my walls. I thank you from my heart, dear Jay. I love your poems, so please keep giving us more, more, more. Love, Dona


Monday, May 13, 2002

Jay, I get such a kick out of the visitor responses. The postings really keep your site alive in addition to all the great poems you keep adding. I have never seen a private site as huge as yours. It's really enjoyable to visit. (Sometimes, it's the visitor responses that make me go back and read the poems they write to you about!) Thanks. Keep up the good work. Paul V-


Monday, May 13, 2002

Dear Jay, I never told you but I liked your "Winter Thoughts" very much. Winter has such a nice gloomy vocabulary selection that just works with the theme of the poem. Has your heart thawed out yet?   I suppose so, since you wrote "The Flowers of May...and You."    It's pretty tough to write a melancholy Spring poem, but it looks like you have succeeded. Patty


Tuesday, May 14, 2002

Poetheart/Jay, You are one of the finest contemporary poets I have read. Your passion, your vivid imagination, your candor and your ability to employ the English language to capture and project such wonderful, beautiful images are all so unbelievable. It goes beyond most description I can write. You have also been very generous to share so much of your poetry on the internet. Thank you very sincerely. Bill Savage


Tuesday, May 14, 2002

Dear Jay, If you took down every poem by all the other poets, I would still regularly come to poetheart.com to read your beautiful poetry. In spite of all the fanfare for the other poets, it's clear you are the main attraction.


Tuesday, May 14, 2002

Dearest Jay,
Hello there, its been a while hasn't it? I do hope you and yours are well and safe. Thanks for posting my new poetry, I'm always grateful when you find my poetry worthy of being posted on your site. I also wanted to write you about Dona's poem "I Have Known". I read it, and it brought tears to my eyes. I loved all of it. Reading that poem reminded me that I should take more pleasure in simple things, and hold the memories that I already have close to my heart. The line "I have attempted to gain understanding of pain other than my own" is something that I am feeling and dealing with now, and it gives me a little bit of comfort knowing that she has felt that way too. Dona's words are so inspiring. Not just as a poet, but as a woman. I also loved her poem "Death Is A Wall". Please tell her that I love her work, and I admire how she writes so honestly and is so open with her feelings and thoughts.
I read your poem "Architecture Of Understanding" and loved it as I read it. Your work is always surprising in such a good way. "I Wonder" is another wonderful poem, and I must say that I have wondered many of the things that are written there. Thanks for posting that for all of us to read.
I thought I'd also send you some recent poetry, if you find it good enough to post, please do so. Take care Jay, and I hope to hear from you soon.
Sincerely, Cristy


Tuesday, May 14, 2002

Jay, I don't know how I missed your Au Revoir before! This is a very cool poem with a nice twist of an ending. ( of course I like that twist!) You describe the projected mindset of the "dumper" quite well. (I'm sorry if you were the "dumpee"! ) Isn't it awful how hurtful words sometimes must be said in order to end a loving relationship? Is there ever a decent way to break it off? I see it was written in '85--when you were just a young one. How do you suppose more mature folks break it off -- the same way? Can you imagine what this poem would sound like from an older woman? How different would it be? Do you think you could write a "kiss off" poem from this perspective? (Whoever this "chick" was, she certainly was "snippy" and "snotty"! LOL!) Patty


Tuesday, May 14, 2002

Dear Jay, Patricia Lynn's new poem "Something More" is so good - and so true. I also fell in love with the last two lines which are quite memorable. I really enjoy this poet's work very much and am a big fan of hers. I also could not help but read the new poem by Paul Papasavas as I always look for new poems by this guy. It's good and also very different from his other poems as you mentioned in your introduction to it. I am not sure he has much rhythm going on with this attempt at rhyming, but I liked the content. If you plan on doing another poet interview (I have read all six of them and loved them!), you should definitely consider these two talented poets. Thanks, Yvonne


Wednesday, May 15, 2002

Jay, "Toward Eternity" is one of your best poems and definitely one of my favorites. "Truce" is certainly not far behind it with its beautiful use of language and its truth. I think I understand you better than most of our readers. You are not necessarily writing about personal experiences per se. Rather, you are capturing a thought, a feeling or an experience. Also, many of the poems others have described as sad or melancholy do not even resemble tragedy or lamenting. In your poetry, there is plenty of reality and truth and often a great deal of insight and unique views of life situations. One is never left sad or weak after reading your poems. Many times, after witnessing your character, strength is derived. I think you are an amazing poet. Keep on with your superior work, in spite of sometimes having to endure an audience who does not always understand your poetry. It would behoove about 75% of the poets who inhabit your website to strive toward your standards of excellence. Your mastery of language, communication and expression is crystal clear. Thank you for being out there. Joseph Imperatore (& Frances)


Wednesday, May 15, 2002

Poetheart, "Winter Thoughts" and "I Wonder..." were both good. It's about time you added more of your own poems to your site. I see that Dona Lou Pearson has added an impressive amount of new poetry to her page, as well as Paul Papasavas and Patricia Lynn. Who determines what goes onto a poet's page? Is there a limit as to how many poems a poet might have on poetheart.com? Many of the poets on your site do not have as many poems as these 3 poets. I am curious. Thank you. E.R.


Thursday, May 16, 2002

Poetheart, I just read Richard Amoroso's (February 2000) interview and then read most of his poems. He is a very clever poet and it is unfortunate that he no longer submits his work to your site. What is he doing now? Does he have his own site? Marie


Thursday, May 16, 2002

Dear Jay, I just realized how each poet contributes to enhancing your site in their own way and probably the reason you select the poets to be part of your wonderful website. Each of your poets has their own "style" of expression but it is more than that which they contribute. Dona Lou Pearson's poems of genuine (and often unrequited) love, angst, compassion, understanding, etc. add a very deep human element, demonstrating the thinking and feeling of someone who has lived life and experienced much. Young Matthew D. Ward illustrates the dark and painful side of youth and getting a taste of life for the first time. Paul Papasavas is a thinking person's poet and his very candid and real poetry expresses very ordinary thought processes in an extraordinary way. He always manages to hit the "nail on the head" and verbalizes the subconscious. Eve Hall brought a few things to your site. First of all, I never remember seeing any haiku poems until she submitted hers. She is a published poet who seems to be very down to earth and not so full of herself as some other poets I have seen on your site (not mentioning any names). It is also very encouraging to know what she has accomplished with her poetry. Durlabh Singh is a classic style poet who adds yet another dimension to your site. The rhythm and flow of his poetry is absolutely wonderful and his images are quite vivid. Not comparing his work to anyone else's, his poetry is superior. I was delighted to see you giving the very young and talented poet Dave Parzanese some space on your site. His work is amazingly mature for someone so young. Patricia Lynn brought back rhyme to your site. I like her poems very much and think that if she developed her talent for writing poetry, she could easily be a popular published poet. (It's so ironic but I just read an article about the nuisance of the resident Canadian geese in NJ and their planned destruction of thousands of them, just the day before reading her poem!) Ever since the arrival of Patricia to your site, more of the poets are writing poems which rhyme. The poetry of Richard J. Amoroso is very underestimated. His personality aside (I read his interview), his work is very good. John R. Yaws is so unique and I have read every Traveler's Tale. This poet has a book (or two) of poetry with just the Traveler's Tales alone! I am amazed at his generosity in submitted so many to your site. I suppose I would want my poetry on your website if I were him, too...Cristy Ramirez writes straight form her heart and her poetry is very touching. She is refreshing in each of her poems and is consistently good in her expression....The list goes on and on...You have been very successful in creating a beautful and amazing poetry website. It is so hard to believe it is a personal website. I will write you again and tell you what I think about your own beautiful poetry. Thank you for having poetheart.com. Very Sincerely, Dana Marie, Pearl River, NY


Friday, May 17, 2002

Dear Poetheart, Why don't you list the e-mail addresses for your poets so they can be accessed directly? Wouldn't it be much easier and more personal? Loretta, Boston, MA


Friday, May 17, 2002

Mr. Poetheart, Why are you being so selfish and not sharing too much of your most recent poetry? At one point you used to share at least 10 or 12 poems a month. Later it was about 4 poems a month and now it's down to just one. Is there some reason why you are not posting your own magnificent work? Thanks, H.K.


Saturday, May 18, 2002

Jay, I have just finished re-reading Richard Amoroso's poem about America, and I was impressed with it, very much. It led me to go to the internet and look up "Letters From An American Farmer" by Hector St. John De Crevecoer, an essay written in 1782, or rather, a series of essays on the subject "What is an American?" If you ever get a chance to peruse Crevecoer, you will like him, I think. Dona


Sunday, May 19, 2002

Dear Jay, I am leisurely going back through some of the poems that have been on your site a while. I love "Words are Not Deeds" by RHB. Just beautiful! You have some really talented poets there in New Jersey, like this guy and Patricia Lynn. And POETHEART. Dona


Sunday, May, 19, 2002

Dear Jay, Your recently posted poem "Lone Wolf" is remarkable. What talent to express this idea so superbly! You have done it again with this poem. Thank you! JoAnn


Monday, May 20, 2002

Dear Readers,
A few weeks ago, a site visitor wrote and asked me just how much poetry comprises poetheart.com. I just took a tour of my site and thought I would give you some stats on my website. As of today, poetheart.com has 645 poems available to readers - with 182 (or 28.2%) of them being my own and 346 (or 53.6%) being submitted by readers. Poetry posted includes 89 poems (or 13.8%) written by friends and 28 poems which I admire (or 4.4%). New poetry is added to poetheart.com daily. To date, there are also 6 poet interviews and 7 essays. In April, 2002 my website was viewed in 45 countries on 6 continents.
Hourly statistics maintain that most visitors to poetheart.com visit between 3:00PM and 5:00PM EST and between 8:00PM and Midnight EST via approximately 775 entry pages and 800 exit pages. I will continue to update you on my website periodically.
Thank you,
Poetheart


Tuesday, May 21, 2002

Dear Poetheart, I think "Raconteur" is one of the best poems you have posted on your site in a long while. I had been deeply disappointed in the meager doses of your poetry in 2002 but some of your poems were definitely worth the waiting. Of all the poets on your site, your poetry is still the best. Keep up the great work. Thanks, Gwen


Tuesday, May 21, 2002

Wow! I just read Dave Parzanese's poems and think he's great! "The Nightingale" and "Denied" are my favorites. I'd like to see more poems by this dude. We're the same age but I can't express myself like that. He's pretty cool. Jason


Tuesday, May 21, 2002

Jay, Patricia Lynn's poem, "Something More" left me feeling like I would like to see her do "something more" with the poem. The content of the poem was disappointing. She more or less repeats the same thing over and she is not very faithful to her rhyming. Compared to some of her other poems, this one leaves a lot to be desired. I also read, "Get Some Kicks" and thought this one was GREAT! You said it all in your intro to this poem. The poem was everything you said it was (you have excellent taste!). Patricia Lynn is one of my favorite poets on your site. I also like Eunice Irwin and Dona Pearson and always check for new poems from these three ladies. Patricia Lynn and Dona Pearson never let me down and are always adding more great stuff. They are a credit, not only to female poets, but to ALL poets! I enjoy what they write. Please thank them for me. Leona


Tuesday, May 21, 2002

Jay, It's an honor to be on your site! I didn't know I had 30 good poems in me. What a milestone! John Yaws is awesome. (I studied "Old English" as part of my linguistics minor at good old Trenton State College and love his Traveler's Tales). It is so difficult to speak the way he writes, you know it is in his blood! Paul is quite deep and reflective in his poetry and I like his writings and deep thinking very much also. They both have a unique style. Dona is very well established as the "love" poet here on your site. She really knows how to turn a word. You and I, however, Mr. Poetheart, are varied in our writing styles and topics. Don't you think so? Unpredictable, just like you, Patty


Thursday, May 23, 2002

Dear Jay, I think if Dona Lou Pearson put one word on a page, you would consider it brilliant and praise her to the high heavens. It's a little bit much that you promote her and her ("okay") poetry the way you do. Why do you have those other poets on your site? You have somewhat done the same thing with Patricia and Paul. You did that with a few other poets before shuffling them off to obscurity. What's up with this? Diana


Thursday, May 23, 2002

Jay, You rock! "Lone Wolf" is great and also liked "Raconteur" a lot. I'm impressed and pleasantly satisfied reading each new creation. Your work is the best. Thanks, Bryan B-


Saturday, May 25, 2002

Patricia Lynn's "Get Some Kicks" is a great poem. I think it's one of her best ones. She is great because she imparts her observations of everyday things and her interpretations are wonderful. Patricia is one poetheart.com poet whose work I look forward to reading and when there is nothing I have not read, I read her poems again. Patricia is in the same class as Dona Lou and Eunice Irwin. Thanks for having her poems on your site.


Sunday, May 26, 2002

Dear Poetheart, "Raconteur" and "Lone Wolf" are both great new poems. Though they are very different from each other, I find them (equally) beautfully written and a testament to your talent. "Raconteur" is more poetheart traditional in its style and bears the trademark of beautiful images and expression which you are known for. "Lone Wolf" is very intriguing because it's so different from all of your other work. Sometimes you demonstrate such versatility by posting something which is a variation from your style and in its "mood" but you always manage to paint a beautiful picture in words and ideas. Your images and thought processes are totally genius. Great work. Marcella


Tuesday, May 28, 2002

Jay, I love "For Him" and it has stimulated my imagination about what you are saying and why this was written. This poem goes far beyond the words you have written and there is so much more by implication. This talent is admired by all who read your poetry, I am certain. What I wouldn't give to have the ability to write as you do! M.K.


Wednesday, May 29, 2002

Poetheart, Your poem "Lone Wolf" is your best since "Aged" and "Toward Eternity." My sincere compliments on a real great and successful effort. Thanks, man. Joe T-


Wednesday, May 29, 2002

Jay, "For Him" is great, "Lone Wolf" is magnificent, and "Raconteur" is beautiful. Nice work lately. Glad to see you adding more of your own work to your site. It's nice that you share the limelight with the others but you can't forget that your poetry is one reason why people visit poetheart.com. Juliana


Thursday, May 30, 2002

Jay, Today I read "Para Teresa" and I think it is a beautiful poem/love letter. I like how being on vacation, away from someone special, provokes such feelings. Do you speak Spanish fluently? Yo hablo un poco Espanol.  (Muy poco!)


Thursday, May 30, 2002

Poetheart, So happy to see you have new poetry posted again. I missed your heart and soul on your site very much. "The Architecture of Understanding" and "Raconteur" were beautiful and stimulate my imagination and satisfied that need I have to have my heart touched. Thank you sincerely for the beautiful words I have come to love from you. Jan


Saturday, June 1, 2002

Dear Poetheart, I love your poem "Lone Wolf" and, on a hunch, I suspect you wrote this as a metaphor for yourself. It's a wonderful poem and can't help but wonder where you get such inspiration to write something like this. You are a master of imagery and definitely know exactly how to manipulate the mind of the reader. You are very talented. J.S.


Saturday, June 1, 2002

Dear Jay, Once again, with magical words "Your Parlour (Votre Salon)" you masterfully paint a beautiful and romantic picture. To think of someone ever whispering to me such words (in French or in English), makes the chills run up my spine. Wonderful! What a delightful skill you have, and I am so happy always when I read what you write. Magnifique! Thank you for sharing this one with your readers. Love, Dona


Sunday, June 2, 2002

Jay, Recently I noticed that you write your poems in some other languages and also have the English version as well. Do you actually write these poems in Spanish or French (or Italian) and then translate them into English or vice versa? I notice that some are listed as "Spanish and English" or "English and Italian" - is the first language noted the language the poem was written in? Interesting.


Tuesday, June 4, 2002

Dear Jay, I just read Dona Pearson's new poem "I am the sparrow..." which I enjoyed tremendously. This woman is very talented and her poetry fascinates me. With each new poem she carries me away to someplace where she wants the reader to go and I enjoy the journey. I also enjoyed "Shattered" which you say was written a few years ago. With all the poetry she has published on your site, it surprises me that it's still not all of what she writes. All the poetry you have on your site from this poet friend is very good. It must make you proud to have such a friend. Thanks for sharing her poems with your readers. Janie


Wednesday, June 5, 2002

I love Patricia Lynn's poem "Unable to Dream" and you are correct about it being filled with wonderful images. When I read the poem I felt like I was sitting right beside her on the (river?) bank. She seems to have the same affinity to the water as I do, based on the images and expression of that poem. Her reflective tone is a perfect match for the setting and she creates a "mood" which I really get into. "Unable to Dream" is one of the best poems by this poet. Thank you for including it in your collection. G.C.


Friday, June 7, 2002

Jay, I absolutely LOVE your new poem "Your Parlour" ("Votre Salon"). Such beautiful words truly create the very atmosphere you are describing and you seduce your reader completely with this portrayal. It's really a good poem. The French version of it is not bad either! Yolanda


Saturday, June 8, 2002

Poetheart, I have just read "Anonymous" and all I can say is WOW! You really floored me with that one. You are such an amazing guy - so passionate and dramatic in your poetry. I have read this poem several times and think it's great. You tear yourself open for all the world to see what's inside. You managed to create another masterpiece. I want to thank you sincerely for sharing and baring your heart and soul. K.L.


Saturday, June 8, 2002

Dear Jay, "Raconteur" and "Anonymous" really give terrific insight into the poet part of you. Thanks, H.P.


Sunday, June 9, 2002

My dearest poet friend, Jay, Good morning! I just read "Anonymous," holding my breath until the end. How is it that you can read my thoughts and put them into words so very well? I wanted to cry, for it is like that for me...I write words from my heart (not always well) and sometimes from my pitiful wealth of experience, and sometimes from my imaginations of what something MIGHT be or SHOULD be or COULD be. But most of the time my poems are a shadow of what is real, told only in part, and the real me is "anonymous" no matter how I try or how I wish to be known...other times the real me is there in the words but hidden behind a mask: the words that shield my soul from its own truth. I love your poetry; it is brilliant... Love, Dona


Monday, June 10, 2002

Poetheart, Your site is greater than ever - always new poetry and new features. Read some of the essays today and read a few of interviews from 2000 (Dona Pearson and Richard Amoroso). I see that Dona is still very much a part of your site, but what is Richard doing these days? He seems to have disappeared from having much to do with your website. I still enjoy reading his poems though.
You also have some great new poets added to poetheart.com. Patricia, Robert Laryalee, Brad and the two Pauls are all good poets. You do have a good knack for picking them. Keep up the good work. Dennis


Monday, June 10, 2002

Dear Jay, I enjoyed reading the new poem by Cristy Ramirez called "Your Shadows" and think it is one of her most passionate poems. I also liked "Dreams of Love" very much. Cristy Ramirez is a really good poet and I would like to know if you have ever considered interviewing her. I think she would make a great interview. Your site is full of such nice poetry written by many different kinds of people. I bet it's hard to decide what to put on your site, but you seem to always make the right choices. Your own poetry is great also. I love "Lone Wolf" and "Your Parlour." Thank you for having such a great poetry site. Marie


Wednesday, June 12, 2002

Poetheart, Do you have any idea just how great your site really is? Poetry is alive and well on a well tended website which lacks only the pop up advertisements and other annoying solicitations found on the commercial poetry sites. A great job. Keep it going. Mark


Wednesday, June 12, 2002

Jay, That new poem "Waiting Till Dawn" by Paul Papasavas is very different from his usual poetry fare. I felt like I was captivated by the mysterious woman he writes about. I felt like I was the one who encountered her. Usually his poems are somewhat preachy but I like what he has done with this one. He should write like this more often. Bari


Thursday, June 13, 2002

Dear Jay, "Apprentice" is great! Paul Papasavas is a very good poet anyway, but this poem really puts him up there on the level with you and Dona Lou. I understand "Apprentice" as if it were written just for me. Paul expresses some very deep thought processes in it. The idea of learning and interpreting the knowledge imparted by mentor to student is something I have had in my head for a long time. I am a teacher with fond and precious memories of the teachers and mentors who influenced me. I am cognizant of what I learned from whom and how I made what I learned work for me - How I changed information to suit myself and how I took what advice I wanted and discarded what I did not need...I like what he says about wondering if fragments of knowledge are influenced by other fragments "laying on top of them" and "having their own direction." Paul's poem is truly one of the best on your site. Please extend my very sincere thanks to him for submitting this poem. Of course, I am grateful to you for selecting it for your site. Drew


Thursday, June 13, 2002

Jay, Your "Anonymous" is truly a great poem. You managed to keep my complete attention throughout. I really love when you write like this, as it gets me totally into reading more of your poetry. You are very unique in your style and you are competent in the use of language to captivate your audience. Your unique images are extremely poetic. I have to tell you that no other poet - on your site or any other site - can compare to your talent and ability. I mean it. I am dreading the day when you decide not to post any more poetry on your site. Until that day, please know that I am a fan of your work. Thank you. Frances


Friday, June 14, 2002

I have been reading the poems submitted by Dave Parzanese, Brad Morin and Paul Papasavas. I am very impressed with the poems Dave has submitted because he is so young to express such feelings and insight about things. Brad's two poems are great. He is very deep and brutally honest. Too bad he has only two poems - I'd like to read more of his work. Paul is always good and his latest poems are awesome. "Afloat" is very simple and very different for him. It was surprising to see him use rhyme again as he did in "Exploring Purpose" a few weeks ago. I liked his most recently posted poem "Waiting Till Dawn" and couldn't help but wonder how this poet sends you poems from different places. That poem was sent to you from Arizona and another one was sent from Martha's Vineyard, while I thought he lived near you in New Jersey. J.N.


Sunday, June 16, 2002

Dear Jay, Your recent additions of "Anonymous" and "Your Parlour" are excellent. Your work is never disappointing and these two are no exception. "Your Parlour" is intensely seductive and beautifully passionate. "Anonymous" is truly a great poem which captivated me from the first line to the last. You work is very intense yet easily understood. With your words you paint a beautiful and detailed picture which can be appreciated by all who read your poetry and with every new poem you add to your site, you create a hunger to read more and more of your excellent work. Thank you sincerely for sharing yourself and your talent. Denise, Rye, NY


Monday, June 17, 2002

Poetheart, I noticed that Paul Papasavas has over 30 poems accumulated on your site now. Is that because once you like a poet you post everything they write and don't reject anything? Or is it because the poet has sent you so much work that you have accepted a large portion of it? I am curious as some poets have only a small quantity of poems on your site for a long time and others seem to have so many in a short period of time. Jan


Tuesday, June 18, 2002

Your recent posting of "Apprentice" by Paul Papasavas was a great choice. I enjoy reading this poem and fully grasp the concept Paul expresses. I think it's great. Thanks for posting this one.


Thursday, June 20, 2002

Poetheart, Dave Parzanese's poems "The Nightingale" and "Denied" are excellent. He's only 15 and can write like this so imagine a few years from now? Wow. You have another live one here with him.


Saturday, June 22, 2002

Dear Jay, "Lone Wolf" is your best poem in a very long time. Is it autobiographical? It seems to be. I loved this one a lot and hope to see this degree of quality again and again. Sally


Monday, June 24, 2002

Dear Poet, Patricia Lynn's "On the Whistle of the Wind" is perfect. After postponing its posting so long I am sure you know you made the right decision to post it now. Thanks for posting it because it's a beautiful and well written poem which I enjoyed totally. Laurie, Grand Rapids, MI


Monday, June 24, 2002

Jay, Your site is THE BEST poetry site I've come across! It's well put together and the quality of the poems on it is unusually high. Your taste is impeccable and your standards of excellent are uncommon. I will enjoy reading the vast magnitude of brilliance you've assembled here. Joe G


Wednesday, June 26, 2002

I just discovered your beautiful website through a yahoo search for poetry. It was exactly what I was looking for. I am very impressed with it and the size of it is truly awesome. There is so much to read and enjoy. I've bookmarked so that I could really enjoy it - I will be doing that slowly to fully appreciate all you have here. The best part is that it is not a commercial site with pop ups and "things" being sold and it's also a free site with no membership fees. Thanks!

Sunday, June 30, 2002

Dear Jay: I haven't read your entire site as of yet, I wish to mull my way through slowly, and enjoy. Thank you for sharing, I suspect a goodly portion of your poetry is cathartic for you, as mine is for me. Such a lovely empathetic journey ahead, again thank you. The question, if you would be so kind, I wish to copywrite my poetry, would you give me direction as to the best way to accomplish this. Respectfully, Alyssa  P.S. - I loved the photo section, Hugs and Love to your family.

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