Daniel Brick

Gold Star - 32,480 Points [none] (June 10,1947 / St. Paul MN)

Daniel Brick
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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to start families - a horrendous war had ended in total victory and the Great Depression had been replaced by the New Prosperity.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 to God and Country. But peace did not last. Ultimately, the war-mongers of the century can always find a reason for violence, and I include our nation, almost continually fighting a war somewhere, in this criticism. I'm not talking about valid or invalid reasons for war but rather the brutal FACT OF... more »

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  • Bharati Nayak Bharati Nayak (2/23/2016 8:10:00 AM)

    I am just awed by Daniel's poems and reviews.They have so much depth, they are so insightful.It is wonderful to see how he connects our inner self with the outer self.It is always a pleasure to read his reviews.He is not only a poet of very high stature but a good human being as he always inspires others with his positive words.He is a crusader against terrorism and inequality.We can never describe Daniel as a poet, critique or person in these few words.I only salute him for his great contribution to the world of literature.I am so lucky to have met him through this webite- -Poem Hunter..

  • Galina Italyanskaya Galina Italyanskaya (1/6/2016 5:04:00 PM)

    Daniel, you deserve odes!)

  • Pamela Sinicrope Pamela Sinicrope (1/5/2016 3:04:00 PM)

    For Daniel
    PS Sinicrope

    A flight of seagulls,
    A stash of old poems,
    muses and music,
    An imaginary garden,
    A golden skylark,
    A walk in the woods-

    These are the things that
    Unlock his desires
    And set his soul on fire.
    Apotheosis achieved
    On a daily basis
    In the mind of a man
    Who sees the world through a magic lens.

    A black fedora
    And a large winter coat
    Obstruct the smiling face
    And the gentle soul within.
    He’s free with a laugh, a story
    And a kind word—
    An’ irish midwestern’ gentleman to a tee.

    He’s a a poet’s poet
    That shares his passion
    Through imaginative commentary
    And inspired verse

    To you, we raise our hands up
    In a toast of friendship and camaraderie.
    Happy New Year 2016
    Daniel Brick! 

  • Souren Mondal 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...

  • Simone Inez Harriman 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 :)

  • 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.

  • Kelly Kurt 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!

  • Pamela Sinicrope 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.

  • Fabrizio Frosini 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) .

  • Fabrizio Frosini 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.

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Best Poem of Daniel Brick

The Abandoned Poem

I wrote a long poem
for you this morning
in the pure light
of an untouched day.

The poem was marvelous!
It took two hours to write,
two hours to revise,
one hour to copy neatly.

As I read the final draft,
I felt I was in your presence:
your flesh as pure as the light,
your mind as untouched as the day.

The poem was one moment
a window through which I saw
your beauty. The next moment,
a mirror reflecting our joy.

Then a darkness that was not
nature's fell across my desk.
I dropped my pen, closed my
notebook. My ...

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