"Sunset" by Frederic Edwin Church‘Your Visions Standing Here’ by David Hollywood The Society May 31, 2017 Beauty, Poetry 5 Comments Mine eyes beheld your beauty, My thoughts remember how, Your loveliness I cherish, Where ever you are now, And in my heart I know you, Always to be near, Because your vision glories, My picture of you clear, And while this life we passage, Your bloom will help me bear, My feelings for you, waiting, Until your standing here. David Hollywood co-Directed The Bahrain Writer’s Circle and founded and ‘The Colours of Life’ poetry festival in Bahrain , The Gulf, and latterly worked in Antigua, The West Indies upon a variety of poetry in performance events. He is the author of an eclectic collection of poems titled ‘Waiting Spaces’ plus co-author of ‘My Beautiful Bahrain’, ‘Poetic Bahrain’, ‘More of My Beautiful Bahrain’, ‘Lonely’ and a variety of further publications. He was the in-house poet for ‘Bahrain Confidential Magazine’ and is one of the most widely read poets in The Middle East. He is a literary critic for ‘Taj Mahal Review’ plus an essayist on the subject of poetry appreciation. There are plans for a new collection of poetry and essays to be released in 2018. David has additional responsibility for the teaching of Wine Appreciation Programmes and Themes which he developed for the hospitality industry, and currently lives in his home country of Ireland. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related 5 Responses James Sale May 31, 2017 Wistful, beautiful – I like this a lot. Reply Rohini May 31, 2017 So thrilled to see my old friend, poet and mentor – David Hollywood’s poetry featured here. Bravo David and bravo to your society for holding out against some of the more obscure interpretations of this genre. Reply Wilbur Dee Case June 6, 2017 The tone, as Mr. Sale suggests, is wistful. And to achieve that effect you have used interesting grammatical shiftings. I wonder if you’re on the edge of a Sappho-esque breakthrough. Reply David Hollywood June 9, 2017 Dear James. Rohini and Wilbur, I am flattered by your observations and thank you all for them. It was a piece inspired by my wife’s absence during a very long trip abroad and the sense of yearning I felt for her presence. Reply James Sale June 9, 2017 Yes, I know the feeling! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.