Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Retrospective--By Brian Strand--England

Retrospective (a phrasis)

Humble stirrings of our spheres,
flowers of inner feelings in a retrospective
of words, made now, for the
moment. From heart to pen,
to heart. Inner & outer thoughts
this capacity to evoke, soul to soul.
Roses from the flush of youth, petal
by petal the unconscious to impart.
Moving images of the intellect,
intangible yet speechless, felt &
seen, said sounds to paraphrase
the resonance of truth.

Brian Strand has created short poetic forms including 'broken monoku' (a haiku variation) and 'footle' (a trochaic monometer with witty, topical, etc themes) and Captioned Cartoon, an Ekphrasis combining his art and poetic interests. He has published a seven kindle ebook series Poetic forms; A Strand of Verse; My Choice Strand Verse; A Strand Guide; Christianity Explained; A Strand critique; and Captioned Cartoon Ekphrasis. Brian has written nearly 200 Amazon reviews and is a Wiki poetry and art editor.


  1. Ah, but the "resonance of truth" as the writer sees it, eh? Brian, I like your poem, it really defines what stirs in heart and soul and how the fires incite the pen....... Sheri / www.poetryandbeyond.net

  2. Brian, I really liked your well written poem. Such poignant words that truly touched my heart. Thank you for sharing your talent. Looking forward to more of your poems.

  3. you have touched the reason for poetry...

  4. Brian, what beautiful words flowing from
    your pen as your heart guides you.

  5. Hi Brian. Nice poem and nice perspective. I'm loving the various styles of poetry I've been blessed to read and meditate upon. Great job. Thanks for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (www.tgbtgpublictions.com)

  6. Thanks folks for your kind comments on my structured prose.You may hear me recite this and others from my anthologies on youtube under my pen name ichthyschiro.Have a creative day everyone.Rgds Brian