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to start families - a horrendous war had ended in total victory and the Great Depression had been replaced by the New Prosperity.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 ...

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Valentin Savin 29 May 2021

Daniel, do you happen to know what's happened to Brian Edwards Whitaker? I have not heard of him for quite a time. Thanks in advance for any comment. And please excuse my troubling you.

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John Davison 19 April 2021

Daniel suffered a stroke on 16 March 2021 and sadly passed away from Earthly life. He graduated from St. Thomas Academy (1965) and the College of St. Thomas (1969) . He was a teacher for over 30 years.

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Bharati Nayak 09 March 2021

Poetry was the Joy, War the Grief, and the two were knotted together like Fire in the Lake.--These are the lines from your poem on Robert Bly.Such a wonderful poem!

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Bri Edwards 02 March 2021

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Prabir Gayen 26 July 2020

A great and very talented poet.....God bless you dear friend.....//

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Soran M. H 17 May 2020

I am very sorry, there are international poets like Daniel Brick, but he hasn’t been known and recognised well, perhaps the reason is due to the decentralized reality of poetry. Otherwise, the poet's style, language and themes are in a very poetic high level, all I wish him a good health and all the best..

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Anna Banasiak 15 May 2020

wonderful poetry, deep and thought-provoking, I enjoyed his poems so much.

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Magdalena Biela 20 March 2019

Without your helpful, friendly, academic comments, without your priceless friendship, without your wise words and thoughts, I wouldn't be as confident as I am now. Thank you, my Professor, for being there when I needed you, for writing so wonderfully and for being a guide to me. VIVAT! CRESCAT! FLOREAT!

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Bhagabat Prasad Hotta 31 October 2018

HE IS A GREAT POET. HE WRITES POEM NICELY.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 03 October 2018

On behalf of all fellow poets, PH family and our Mahakul family we offer a title of honour to poet Daniel Brick born on 10 June 1947 in St. Paul, MN as, Startling Mirror. From today on-wards he will be known as Startling Mirror Daniel Brick. This title of honour is offered to him due his outstanding contribution to the world poetic literature. We hope all poets and visitors will accept this.

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Bharati Nayak 09 June 2018

Poetry That have power to tame wild birds Perhaps, my words are always less To say how wonderfully they touch me. Seeking your blessings Oh Poet Daniel Brick.! ! (Part-2)

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Bharati Nayak 09 June 2018

How lucky I am That you belong to my time! How lucky I am that I found your poetry! Poems, so beautiful and reassuring, Those can bring Angels closer to us, Spreading scent of sumac bushes Poetry that is like sunlight For the trees, far and near(Part-1)

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Glen Kappy 25 February 2018

If you're new to Poemhunter and/or haven't read the poems of Daniel Brick, I encourage you to explore them. Daniel can write with the facility that comes from years of practice, with knowledge of the humanities that enriches his work, but, most of all, his writing comes from a lovely heart. He's one of the few poets I regularly visit here. -Glen Kappy

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Susan Williams 03 December 2016

A volume of Daniel Brick's poetry can sit on a bookshelf with its head up and spine straight among all the volumes of the best of poetry from the pens of all the best classic authors- - Dickinson, Frost, Sandburg, cummings, Tennyson, name your favorite. Daniel's pen flows with magic not just ink. His poetry has my head swirling with questions and wonders and imagery and magic and symbolism and psychology and philosophy and memories and heroism and love and joy of living. Every time I have picked up a new poem of his to read I find it Absolutely The Top-Notch Writing that all his readers have come to expect from Daniel Brick.

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Nosheen Irfan 06 August 2016

Daniel's poetry and his reviews are a treasure for this site n for the members n visitors. He has great depth n insight that is unmatched n unrivaled. We are so lucky to come across his classy works that have so many layers of meaning. He is also a gem of a person with a large heart n mind. You can't help but be impressed with his persona n aura that is reflected beautifully through his poems n his reviews. Don't have enough words for him.

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Bharati Nayak 23 February 2016

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..

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Galina Italyanskaya 06 January 2016

Daniel, you deserve odes!)

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Pamela Sinicrope 05 January 2016

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! ?

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