Friday, March 28, 2014

Special Feature Collaborative Poem--By Jack Horne, England and Jean Calkins, United States

Day and Night

by Jack Horne and Jean Calkins

Summer sun burns the Blue Ridge.
Under the canopy of leaves,
     forest denizens seek shade,
          take a deserved nap.
Twilight is the safe time for feeding.

Silence broken by
   cries of predators and prey
      in the woods at night.
         I am the only human
             and feel at one.


  1. Jack and Jean, thank you for your well written collaborative poem that I found quite enjoyable. I could well picture it. Being one with nature gives me a peaceful feeling of love from it's maker. Keep sharing your talents.
    Love, Charlene

  2. Feeling at peace and safe with the threat of danger always lurking and willing to accept all as it is. Very deep and thought evoking writing, Jack and Jen. Well Done!!

    Elaine George

  3. Thank you Jack and Jean for bringing us close to nature.

  4. A wonderful write, great visuals. I have often felt. at one with nature too such a wonderful feeling. Well done. best wishes Pete.

  5. I love Nature and poems about it. Your creative and well written poem paints a scene worth living. Your writing blends really well. Robert

  6. Wonderful contrast, Jean and Jack!!!

  7. Very nice co-write! Love the way the "forest creatures" and the humans react differently to the beauty of the night. Love, Carolyn

  8. Wow, the poem is so visual I feel as if I was right there. Well done, both of you!


  9. Well captured. The different pens hi-lite perfectly the different 'us' and 'them' natures of this piece. Very enjoyable. Ralph.

  10. Wow, you are very creative in describing that one moment in time that seems to go on forever. And, now it will go on forever with your very real poem which fills the mind with visuals. Thanks for sharing! Sheri

  11. This poem is so peaceful when reading. I can hear all the beautiful
    animals singing while gazing at the sky. Mary

  12. Thank you, Beth Winchcombe, for the following comment--

    Very well written collaborative poem.

  13. Thank you, Joe Maverick, for the following comment--

    Jack & Jean's day and Night poem, I found it a most subjective write indeed, evoking many thoughts and memories of woodland habitats, with powerful effective lines..'

  14. Jack and Jean, great work. I enjoyed reading this. Continued blessings!

    -Maurice J. Reynolds, Owner / Editor
    TGBTG! Publications / Creative Inspirations