|Member Comments on this Poem|
|Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 09/21/05 at 11:49 AM|
Reminds me of Polonius's words to his son, that if he makes a true friend he must "grapple him to himself with hoops of steel".(Hamlet). You've stated the importance of friendship simply but so well.
|Posted by Graeme Fielden on 09/21/05 at 01:55 PM|
I think that you've made a great point: a reminder of what we so often forget...Nice work, Chris
|Posted by Charlie Morgan on 09/21/05 at 02:01 PM|
...chris, it is serendipity that i caught this on the list of posts...i respectfully and humbly disagree with our friend [not like Senators either] gabriel. i saw it as a reflection of your trying[and accomplishing]to succinctly, yet meaningfully describe friendship w/out all the "he'd go hell and back for me" or "i'd climb the tallest mountain"...all that is bull because friendship issss just like a newborn every minute of it's existence and you point-out that if you don't treat it accordingly--you'll lose that friendship and bygolly, bygum it just ain't good to lose friends, especially if it's because you and they don't/can't/won't see the treasure in relationships...but then i'm a dinosaur you know, at 58...peace, chaz
|Posted by Maureen Glaude on 09/21/05 at 10:10 PM|
yes, each one's a treasure well worth keeping but which can be surprisingly fragile, and the key ingredient (glue) perhaps is lasting trust. Beautiful message here for us all.
|Posted by Christina Bruno on 09/22/05 at 08:24 PM|
very nice and very true
|Posted by Marjorie Anne Reagan on 09/27/05 at 03:54 AM|
Truth striking a definite chord here and it rings in my heart like a bell. Nothing more refreshing than the simple truth!
|Posted by Jeanne Marie Hoffman on 09/28/05 at 04:25 PM|
I like the comparison of friendship and nuturing a baby :)
|Posted by Ashok Sharda on 09/29/05 at 03:44 AM|
Yes, frienship needs nurturing which grows with the maturing of understanding of the self and the other.Nice piece