Daniel Brick

Gold Star - 20,460 Points [none] (June 10,1947 / St. Paul MN)

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I was born in the late 1940s which makes me one of the BABY-BOOMERS. But we could also have been called PEACE-BABIES, because that's why so many of our parents wanted
to start families - a horrendous war had ended in total victory and the Great Depression had been replaced by the New Prosperity. My parents, from lower middle backgrounds, benefited from this prosperity and were truly grateful ... more »

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  • Gold Star - 12,130 Points Souren Mondal (11/23/2015 8:28:00 AM)

    Daniel Brick is one of those poets that my college professors used to say 'not to be read in leisure but to be toiled hard to understand'. His works have an immense and profound sense of history - both of the world and of literature - encapsulated in them. I read him first with his Port Trakl poems which were fascinating and gave me 'goosebumps'. Each one of his lines are crafted to perfection and have numerous meanings that is up to the reader to interpret. A master craftsman he is what Pound was to Eliot - 'il miglior fabbro'..

    Anyone who had read his poems would agree that his poems are both capable of teaching as well as giving them 'goosebumps'. His criticisms are extremely detailed and are really positive and commendable...

    Just to say one more thing, and amateur's advice on reading his poems, do not 'rush' with them. Allow the poems to enter your bloodstream as it were and 'feel' the magnitude of them.. And as Pamela said below me, he is a 'gift' as well as a blessing to all of us poets as well as a blessing...

    Thank you for your wonderful poetry and extraordinary criticisms...

  • Gold Star - 4,839 Points Simone Inez Harriman (10/30/2015 4:04:00 AM)

    Daniel, you are a true master poet. Your craft is finely honed laced with vivid images and intellectual insights of human nature and seasonal beauty. I am honored that you encouraged and inspired me to write again when I lay down my pen. For this I am grateful and forever in your debt. I thank you from my heart.

    Simone :)

  • Gold Star - 30,250 Points Sandra Feldman (10/10/2015 11:55:00 PM)

    Daniel Brick,
    You are an exceptional man and poet, building brighter paths towards higher poetic mountains
    and excellence. You honor the universal stage of poetry.

  • Gold Star - 71,635 Points Kelly Kurt (9/28/2015 4:16:00 PM)

    Daniel is a poets poet. An erudite, educated, intelligent writer who uses all of the senses in his works. One cannot help but be swept up in his literature. The only part I do not like, is the end. I am always wanting more! I am not an 'educated' poet. I write without knowledge of how or why, but Mr. Brick does not choose to pick my errors to pieces. Instead, he carefully explains his interpretations and offers insight, letting me know what worked and, by default, what didn't. His comments come in paragraphs, not cliched phrases. Thank you sir for all you do for poetry and poets!

  • Gold Star - 15,074 Points Pamela Sinicrope (9/16/2015 1:53:00 PM)

    I'm so grateful to have come across both PoemHunter and Daniel Brick! I love reading and analyzing his poetry... His poetry often gets me thinking (dangerously) for days... In a good way. He is a supportive writer in that he provides both complementary as well as constructive commentary. I've enjoyed our exchanges over his poetry as well as my own. It's my personal goal to grow and improve as a writer and to just appreciate good writing. Daniel's participation on this site is a gift to all of us.

  • Gold Star - 67,439 Points Fabrizio Frosini (6/1/2015 6:08:00 PM)

    E-books published:

    - At The Crossing Of Seven Winds (Anthology of Poetry) .

    - Nine Tales Of Creation (Anthology of Poetry) .

    - Scattering Dreams & Tales (Anthology of Poetry) .

  • Gold Star - 67,439 Points Fabrizio Frosini (5/19/2015 7:39:00 AM)

    dear Daniel, when I read your comment,3 days ago, I had no time to reply. Then I have lived till now with the (wrong) thought that I did answer your comment.. Only now, looking at the comments on NOCTURNAL SNOWING, I've realized how wrong I was.. Well, these few words are just to thank you. Poem Hunter has given me the chance to meet you (on this web site) and share with you our common passion for Poetry [and Classical Music]. You are a real Poet and a great Soul. Our daily exchange of mails is both a pleasure and a cultural enrichment.. And from them,2 Anthologies of Poetry were born (AT THE CROSSING OF SEVEN WINDS and NINE TALES OF CREATION) .. the 1st is already an ebook; the 2nd is ready to become such in a few days.. And we won't stop here..! ;)
    Thanks for your bright (and kind) commentaries but first of all, dear Daniel, thanks for your friendship.

  • Gold Star - 11,360 Points Frank Avon (2/2/2015 10:57:00 PM)

    Brick's poems are sensitive, well-crafted, and engaging. Up to this point, I have not included a PH poet among my favorite poets, simply because most of us do not live up to these classics. I'm about to make an exception and include Brick, but at this point I can't decide which of his many poems to include in my list of favorite ones.

    Furthermore, his comments on the poems of others are likewise sensitive, well-crafted, and engaging - much more so than most others. I can attest that, not only are his comments richly perceptive and interpretative, they are also thoughtful (in both senses of that important word) . He is generous in his praise, genially personable in his responses, and yet shrewdly critical in what he chooses to focus on. Rarely, if ever, is he negative (a lesson many of us should learn) , yet one can learn a lot by noticing what he chooses to comment on and what he chooses not to mention.

    He is a valuable member of the PoemHunter community. Even his bio is both informative and inspiring, itself a small work of art.

  • Veteran Poet - 1,376 Points Magdalena Biela (1/17/2015 10:44:00 AM)

    Words are such perfect traitors...This sentence should become a quote to be quoted by many...I read your poems, Mr. Daniel, and I may say that if you take all of them, break the puzzle and find their order, their own place in your wonderful mind, a sort of continuity, break the poem like building and turn them all into a novel, you would have a masterpiece: a novel written lyrically, deeper than an epic poem, a novel that could say in one hundred pages more and better then a thousand. And now I apologies for my humble opinion...Deeply impressed by your power of suggestion, the way you master the words, your knowledge of comparative literature and poetry. Good luck with your creative self and be always loved by Muses! Magdalena.

  • Gold Star - 45,404 Points Valsa George (1/15/2015 4:14:00 AM)

    I love reading the poems of Daniel Brick. Even after they are read, they linger long and resonate in our mind with the beauty of the setting, the sensitivity of the characters he creates and their wide humanistic appeal! His poems range from the incidental to the epic, depicting Nature in changing seasons and moods, men in love, men after the ultimate meaning and mystery of life, their struggle and simple pleasures. There is always a harmonious fusion of the inner and outer landscape. His wide reading goes into the making of his poems and there are cross references to the works of the writers and bards of renown which make his poems erudite and classical. Yet his diction is lucid and simple and his poems very engaging, conversing directly to our soul!
    As a critic, he is nonpareil....He undertakes to read each poem with the passion and fervour of a connoisseur of art and gives wider dimensions and newer perspectives of appreciation which make his critique a delight to read! I wish him all success in his poetic career and higher pedestals of glory!

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Best Poem of Daniel Brick

After The Poet's Death

His poems refuse
to mourn his passing, they
detach themselves from
books, magazines, wall hangings
and float freely
in the fair summer air.

Their refusal to mourn is
steadfast. 'He's just changed
his address, ' one of his
first poems says to the new
lyrics. 'He's done this before,
searching for a better place to live.'

'And we always go with him, '
pipes a small poem, barely
audible, maybe not
completed, hardly a poem
at all. 'We are all of us
pieces of his soul, ' booms

the lordly Epic Poem
of 24 cantos. 'We must
catch ...

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