• Ingrid commented on the post, little Queen 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    This made me smile. I love your use of alliteration. This is just very sweet and lyrical. A pleasure to read. I hope you submitted this!

  • I can feel the pain but also the ironic or cynical humour. I love the allusions and references. Very well done! I hope you submitted this one!

  • This is funny and completely identifiable. I love the phrase “pen me up” a humour take-off of “beam me up!”. Lovely work! I hope you submitted this!

  • Beautiful reference to the Brady Bunch style of Zoom meetings. This poem is satirical, ironic and wonderful! Great job! I hope you submit this to the anthology!

  • Ingrid commented on the post, Hour 24: Gift 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    This is very beautiful and heart0felt. I love how the poem builds describing the greatest gift and then at the end, you reveal that he is still the greatest gift after 2 years. Well done! I hope you submitted this to the anthology Bhasha-it is wonderful!

  • I really enjoyed reading this. It is a little long and I found the numbers distracting but the internal dialogue and movement of this free verse pulled me in! ” … I climb higher, seeking a new perspective;…” This line really resonates with me. Excellent images and metaphors…”A companion; not an equal, but a pet
    is a prisoner by another p…[Read more]

  • I love the structure of this poem and especially the repetition. ” The first thing that I do in the morning is care…” The lymric and lyrical style make it seem innocent , yet it is not. Question for second last stanza…Does life require constant dedication or the ability to care? It can really change the meaning of the poem. This poem touches…[Read more]

  • I loved the movement of this poem…the alliteration, internal rhyming and description…all made the poem that much more vivid. The last two stanzas are very impactful! Beautiful work! “…Before the ground absorbs me/I am nature; I grow/not by choice, but design…” Lovely!

  • I know that the Poetry Marathon is over but how many are still viewing this site, leaving comments and just connecting with others?

  • I love the somewhat ramblingness of this poem. The images spring to life. This poem was very vivid for me and I particularly loved the lines, “…it’s probable my father too
    long estranged from us
    is also particulates of dust
    blowing in the streets
    of whatever city he fled to…” Beautiful stream of thought, poem and image. I hope you c…[Read more]

  • “Then one day it shattered/the cage I made.” I love this line and poem. Fantastic imagery and life lessons learned. It’s amazing the cages our defense mechanisms build to protect us-unwittingly. Well done! I love this and hope you submitted this!

  • Ingrid commented on the post, Focus 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    Beautiful Laurie! I love the movement and repetition of the phrase, “my focus” (divided , warped and finally eroded.) Very impactful and very timely! This poem and subject really resonate with me. I hope you submitted this poem! I think this will resonate with many readers!

  • This is a beautiful poem Roy! I love the alliteration and movement of the poem. I think it is very a propos now as we face this new normal and new direction. There were many powerful lines in this poem and I particularly loved the movement and strength of …”pointing the life challenging times
    coining the right of new norm
    coining the times w…[Read more]

  • Ingrid commented on the post, Ah, New York! 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    Beautiful Joy! I love your use of imagery especially the line, “Creative consciousness/wired in a hive mind. Yes, this is New York! Energetic and hopeful, this is a great testament to the beauty, power and draw of New York! Excellent! I hope you considered submitting this one!

  • Ingrid commented on the post, 11:11 8 months, 4 weeks ago

    I really enjoyed this poem Hafeezah! It flowed very well and the imagery and use of alliteration added to its beauty and flow. I am partial to 11:11, the significance and the growth in spirit.
    I loved these lines: ” To stay in sync with who I am and not the person the world has molded./
    To resemble light and trust the capabilities I possess./To…[Read more]

  • There are so many beautiful images in this poem and so many of these resonate with me. I fell in love with the first stanza and your watch hands knitting the sky. Beautiful imagery! I am a wild walker so, your stanza about walking…”Active walking/ My feet have mapped out the city…” really resonated with me and touched my soul! Beautiful work!

  • Ingrid commented on the post, Just a Haiku 8 months, 4 weeks ago

    I love the imagery of this haiku…”Shake the earth, spring winds”. This line came to life for me and Icould feel that warm but fierce wind! “Break away the dead and dying”- Beautiful imagery and alliteration! I hope you submit this poem! It is very powerful!

  • I love the idealic feel of this poem. I think the repetition of the two lines “that life is good” “and life is good” “where life is good” in the way that you did it was very witty…almost like a sandwich of words or an answer to the questions of what and where. Your rhyming couplets add a sing-song sound and feel to this wonderful idealistic…[Read more]

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