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A pleasure to browse your poetry pairings with my coffee this morning. Your words always make me pause and look at my surroundings a little differently. Thank you again for choosing my work.

Karen Burns

 

I particularly like The Essence...

Janet Miller Haines

 

I’m 12 and I intend to be a poet who writes just like you. All of your poems are beautiful.
Annie Cottrell 

 

I love this website, Jon Trovato, because it’s always filled with poems that celebrate the love of living, the love of learning and the love of loving. 

Lydia Hebert

 

I have one fitting word for the poem and painting called “Fitting.” It’s “WOW.”

Dana Marcetti

 

There’s nothing more charming than a little forest filled with fairy tales waiting to be told.

Mary Fitzhugh

 

Because of both the continuing oppressive heat out here and the beauty found in the Peter Bloch photo and the accompanying poem, I have the “Urge” to camp out next to that stream in Maine all summer long.

Brian Handley 

 

Congrats on another collection of inspirational poetry. All very nice… my favorites are The Essence and The Urge. And, as always, the artworks accompanying them are really lovely.

Susan Brierly Bush

 

There is a music that binds all of us. Some people call it consciousness. Others settle for magnetism. I prefer the viewpoint presented by you and Sam Bleecker.

Deidre Fleming-McGlinchey

 

The beauty conveyed by your site images and poetry is breathtakingly peaceful. I visit your work here and on Instagram, often and decided, today, to tell you why.

Mary Fitzhugh

 

You’ve finally returned to featuring a love poem in an update. About time, Jon Trovato. I believe all of your poetry is excellent,. But, in my opinion, your love poems are among the most sensitive and endearing I’ve ever read. I also have to say, with more than a little certainty that “Because” is yet another call to your Firefly Lady.

Gabriella Bianchi

 

As always, the poems, paintings and photos on this site are as timely as they are thought-provoking.

William Edrys

 

Never stop doing what you do on this site and on Instagram, Jon Trovato.

Arlene Phelan

 

I’ve been meaning to ask for quite some time, Jon, which comes first, the poem or the image?  Or, do they evolve together?

Jim Colombe

 

So many lovelies. My favorites are The Price and Proven Worthy. Thank you, JT, for honoring us with another month of heartfelt poetry.

Susan Brierly Bush

 

Beautiful painting, Judy Wood ~ perfect pairing here in Word Paintings. Always a pleasure to browse your site, Jon, early in the day with my first cup of coffee.

Karen Burns

 

First, thank you for including me in your collection. Second, thank you for encouraging others to write poetry. Keep writing and sharing!

Judy Wood

 

The paintings and poetry on your site are such powerful combinations. They hold my attention every month and prompt me to visit them again and again.

Amy Laurent

 

I think your interpretation of the Dennis Wheeler collage is so fitting for this era of unending lies.

Celia Ames

 

How true your poem on the wild iris is and how beautiful is the painting offered by Judy Wood. A wonderful pairing

Leslie Galler

 

I have not been a fan of abstract art. BUT, the paintings you feature from Sam Bleecker and Dennis Wheeler are changing my mind about abstracts. Maybe it’s your poetry that has opened my eyes to the intense beauty of this art form.

Cathy Jonkas

 

My life partner and I have been to Tuscany, often, and you and Mr. Planck are 100% spot on. It is a “dreamworld.”

Jim Farrington

 

Hi JT! Another exceptional collection of poetry from my talented friend. I especially like Much More Than a Hint. Was happy and surprised to see a painting by Pat Jahnsen. Had no idea she is an artist. A nice collaboration for you two.

Susan Brierly Bush

 

I love the poetry on this site as well as the poetry that you post regularly on Instagram. While both are similar in content and style, they seem to me to be quite different in the way they are focused. To be honest, your website poetry seems to be far more personal than your Instagram poetry. Whether or not this is your intent or my interpretation of your intent, I love them both.

Eileen McSorley

 

As a long time resident of Camden and a long time follower of Word Paintings, I can say with great relief (and expectation) that your poem, “The Melt Is On,” is definitely spot on, especially in the line: “Winter’s hold is typically tenacious in Maine.” It’s tenacity this year is a record breaker.

Maureen Andrews

 

The painting and poem entitled, A Hope, are so delicate and so beautiful, together.

Janet McDermott

 

I know I sound like a never-ending echo. But I can’t stop myself from wondering and asking when will you publish more of your Love Poems. What you have published so far on this site and in book form are among the most beautiful I’ve ever read.

Gabriella Bianchi

 

“Immensity without any density” is a great line, Jon Trovato. You continue to amaze me.

Artie Morentz

 

Every one of these poems and pictures are gifts. Thank you for all of them.

Dolly Pilch

 

Very pleasant thoughts combined with very pleasant images. Great concept. I wish you great success.

Michael Eisen

Jon, I’ve very much enjoyed your March 2022 poetry. My favorite poem and accompanying artwork is “In the Warmth.” Pure genius to complement each of your poems with a beautiful, colorful work of art.

Susan Brierly Bush

 

A Pleasure browsing your poetry in the early morning hours today.

Karen Burns

 

You have some lovely art work on your website. Do you ever work with other poets to do Ekphrastic work? Do you at times team up with poets with other artists?

Bob Moore

 

“Immensity without density.” What a wonderful phase along with an equally wonderful painting.

Joanna Cody

 

Are your trying to say in the poem-painting combination that Karen Burns has created an image reminiscent of those that were created during what’s known as the romantic era?. If so, I agree with you. Her work is quite beautiful.

Jean Anne Chamberlain

 

Where are your love poems? I miss them so.

Gabriella Bianchi

 

I still love your poetry, Jon. And, after more years than I can count since you started publishing this site, I still can’t decide which of your poems is my favorite. All of them and the paintings and pictures that accompany each are absolutely beautiful. You are a treasure, Mr. Trovato.

Nina Colletti

 

Always a pleasure to have work here in Word Paintings. Thank You.

Karen Burns

 

Grand Central Station will always be grand; especially in black and white. I don’t know why I feel this way. But, I’ll bet I’m not alone.

Jemma Perelli

 

Larry Chase, again, and this time with an abstract painting effect within a photo. Who else could accomplish this feat?

Elizabeth Perretti

 

I really like the “Long Before” image and poem. It’s my favorite time of day after a New York City snow storm. In fact, being an early riser, I work really hard at not being the first to put my footprints in the snow outside my apartment building

Gary Schmotlach

 

I think I will try your advice on how to delete the touch and feel of winter by imagining the colors of spring and summer, at bed time. I’ve tried everything else, including your love poems and they work, but only briefly. Not enough to carry me into sleep (unless winter is not outside my doors). Maybe this new approach will work, year round.

Gabriella Bianchi

 

This site is so lovely. I visit often and wonder why you publish only once each month.

Arlene Phelan

 

These are such sad times, How you manage to bring such joy through your poetry and images continues to amaze me. Thank you for these gifts. They brighten my days.

Joanna Brimley

 

You’ve chosen your poetry introductory words well, Jon Trovato. Each of your poem and image pairs is, for me, either a new or an already cherished experience to remember. I love this website

Nancy Wright

 

There’s a hint. Or maybe it’s a glint of W.S. Merwin in your poetry. Don’t let this observation go to your head. Just keep working at keeping it in your poems. They’re far more beautiful than most because of where and how it shows up every now and then.

Joelle Reese

 

Your January selections are as insightful as they are beautiful, Jon. Please don’t ever stop practicing your magic.

Carolyn Mahoney

 

Winter scenes from you and your artists and photographers always capture the beauty of this season, never its harshness. All of them contain lessons each of us can learn from and should practice often

Saul Margolis

 

You’ve been silent on Instagram. I’m hoping you’re well,

Gabriella Bianchi

 

The poem-photo combination, Preening Behaviors, should be framed and made available for purchase. Lovely. Lovely. Lovely.

Natalie Wright

 

Why doesn’t Larry Chase have a Website? His photos are uncommonly real and re-visitable.

Elizabeth Perretti

 

Have to admit, since I failed to do so, last month, both my mother and I are HUGE fans of this site. We follow it, religiously. We also follow all your Instagram posts and, we’ve read all of your books. P.S. your Memoir is dog eared.

Chrissie Ricca

 

The painters that are featured on this site are ideally suited to reinforce the peaceful moods you try to convey through your simply stated lines of poetry each month. How you found them is a mystery to me. But I’m sure you are as pleased with what they have to offer as I am.

Betty Colquhoon

 

Where are your love poems, Jon? Don’t misunderstand me. All of your poetry intrigues me. But I continue to wait for the latest update on the relationship you had or have with your Firefly.

Gabriella Bianchi

 

Just wanted to let you know I’m still a fan and still amazed at the breadth and depth of your imagination. Never stop publishing your thoughts, Jon. The paintings and photos that accompany them are extraordinarily well suited for underscoring your words

Mark McIntyre

 

Reading the poem and painting pairing entitled, Oh So Fleeting, brought summer back into my life in December, I can’t begin to thank you enough for this experience.

Dana Marcetti

 

“In A Hand” is a very clever interpretation of a wonderful winter photograph.

Jim Rasmussen

 

The poems and pix on this beautiful site are all about being in love with life. Thank you for all of them.

Chrissie Ricca

 

Somehow, your words manage to make my paintings become a bit more alive.

Karen Burns

 

Your Word Paintings website is a pleasure to visit. I’ve been doing just that for years. I thought it was time for me to submit a comment. Here is: All of the content is always a pleasure to see and read, always.

Amy Laurent

 

The poem and picture titled, “A Solar System Quirk,” should have been called a Political System Annoyance.

Judy McCarty

 

You seem fixated on New Hampshire this month. I can’t blame you,. It’s a beautiful state, in any season and in any weather.

Dolly Patenaud

 

Whenever I visit the Word Paintings website, my reaction is always WOW! Please never stop creating these beautiful “pairings.”

Maddie LeHaine

 

Karen Burns is a wonderful artist. Her site and her works are gorgeous. So too is this site and its works.

Gina Pirelli 

 

I’m so pleased to find that you have begun to offer the same approach to all of your Instagram posts that are offered here on your Website. They are beautiful. Thank you.

Barbara Gonzales

 

It’s been a while. So I thought I’d reach out, again, to let you know I’m still a fan, Jon. Your poetry is never less than inspirational.

Janet VanAnnen

 

Thank you, Jon, for choosing my work to accompany your wonderful poetry.

Karen Burns

 

Wonderful pairings! I’d love to know more! Thank you!

Judy Wood

 

An “Eye Feast” could have no better title, nor a better poem to accompany it.

Kathleen Perry

 

Your new Instagram postings brought me here. What a wonderful website. You definitely can paint with words, Jon. All of them are lovely.

Jeanette LaCroix

 

Congratulations on your new approach to presenting your poetry on Instagram. It does indeed better align with what you’ve been publishing on your website. Plus it further underscores your incredible ability to interpret the way painters and photographers create their images, which appear to me to be the way you interpret the images of experiences and events you’ve stored in your mind. You have a very special talent. Thank you for sharing it with others.

Ruth Fairweather

 

The Karen Burns paintings are absolutely beautiful, made even more so by what you have to say about them.

Kevin Michaud

 

I have to ask if the young lady pictured with the She Can Be poem is your latest Firefly. I hope so. You need to move on from the bittersweet experiences you had with the lady that your Loving Memoir so intimately and so indelibly describes.

Gabriella Bianchi

 

The Sam Bleecker painting coupled with the poem, “Oddly Volcanic,” are powerful reminders of just how precarious our hold on this Democracy of ours has become. What I can’t understand is why a fire doesn’t burn within and under those who are committed to ensure that Democracy, the essence of this nation, remains intact.

Bill Rasmussen

 

I love the Karen Burns painting, Jon...the shade of the color orange she has chosen is exquisite. And, the pairing with your poem is spot on. 

Camille Block.

 

“A Grand Reflection” has such a dramatic skyline image. The accompanying poem is so appropriate and fitting for these times. Why am I not surprised that you continue to hit home runs, Jon. Good for you…

William Edrys

 

The pairing entitled Like Childhood Dreams, is lovely. So reminiscent of your First Impressions poetry. I miss those.

Nina Colletti

 

I’m in love with the poem and painting entitled, Where Joy Can Be Found! I’m also in love with Paris. Always will be. Thank you for bringing back so many beautiful memories of that beautiful city.

Anna Cronin

 

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