Contact Us | En español    
         Join today or login

Status

New Here?
Sign Up
Fast! Three Questions.

Already a member?
Login

Contests

Four Line Poem
Deadline: Today!

Two Line Poem
Deadline: In 2 Days

Share Your Story
Deadline: In 6 Days

Free Verse Poetry Contest
Deadline: Dec 22nd

Christmas Story
Deadline: Dec 25th


Writing Classes

0 classes available. Click here locate a class and to learn more.

Rank

Poet: None
Author: None
Novel: None
Reviewer:None
Votes: None






Reviews from
Ye' Old Gravedigger


A Gothic family tradition...

  93 total reviews 
Comment by
Rasmine
 
Review Stars
 
 
Excellent
Not yet exceptional. When the exceptional rating is reached this is highlighted
Good poem! I'm looking for really scary stuff to read. I'm in an odd mood--maybe I should write--writing about bloody, gory stuff always makes me feel better. Bills are getting me down--it's expensive to move.


 Comment Written 25-Jan-2017



reply by the author on 25-Jan-2017
    If it's scary you want then you came to the right place, Rasmine, LOL.
    Thanks for reading.
    ~Dean :)
Comment by
Muffins
 
Review Stars
 
 
Exceptional
This work has reached the exceptional level
The musk of the Black plague over this ode to the Gravedigger. Each stanza tumbles with hallucinogenic splendor. The rhythm is slow. It pulses with heavy stomps toward death which is restart when the son takes over the family business. Chilling poem.


 Comment Written 19-Aug-2016



reply by the author on 20-Aug-2016
    I'm so glad you enjoyed not only the presentation of this swap quatrain offering, Muffins, but the story connected to the poem as well.
    Thanks so much for the stellar rating and your kind and supportive comments.
    I appreciate you, as well as your efforts spent reviewing, immensely.
     photo coollogo_com-65793479_zpsuoziilfo.png
Comment by
Treischel
Premier Author
Premier Reader
 
Poet Rating
  Rank:  107
Author Rating For Short Works
 
Author Rating For Novels
 
Review Stars
 
 
Exceptional
This work has reached the exceptional level
You conveyed the feel of the Black Death very effectively, while creating excellent transitions in the swap quatrains. Rhymes and meter are perfect. You even swapped the old gravedigger for his younger son, a brilliant swap within he swap.


 Comment Written 19-Aug-2016



reply by the author on 20-Aug-2016
    I'm so glad you enjoyed not only the presentation of this swap quatrain offering, Tom, but the poetic tale composed around the story as well.
    Thanks so much for the stellar rating and your kind and supportive comments.
    I appreciate you, as well as your efforts spent reviewing, immensely.
     photo coollogo_com-65793479_zpsuoziilfo.png
Comment by
Unspoken94
 
Review Stars
 
 
Exceptional
This work has reached the exceptional level
This piece can stand on its own. I loved your notes but this poem is
exceptional. In fact, I think it's one of your best. The rhyme, the pace
the flow of the story. I could almost see where this was going. Even the
grave digger will need a grave. Life father, like son has never been
better described. -Bill


 Comment Written 18-Aug-2016



reply by the author on 20-Aug-2016
    I'm so glad you enjoyed not only the presentation of my swap quatrain offering, Bill, but the story connected to the poem as well.
    Thanks so much for the stellar rating and your kind and supportive comments.
    I appreciate you, as well as your efforts spent reviewing, immensely.
     photo coollogo_com-65793479_zpsuoziilfo.png
Comment by
rtobaygo
Premier Author
Premier Reader
 
Poet Rating
 
Author Rating For Short Works
  Rank:  208
Author Rating For Novels
 
Script Rating
 
Review Stars
  Rank:  394
 
Exceptional
This work has reached the exceptional level
Good afternoon, Dean

When one grave digger passes there's always one to take his place, though it's ironic that the next grave digger is his son.

Enjoyed.

Take care and stay safe,

Ray

Ray


 Comment Written 18-Aug-2016



reply by the author on 20-Aug-2016
    I'm so glad you enjoyed not only the presentation of this swap quatrain offering, Rat, but the story connected to the poem as well.
    Thanks so much for the stellar rating and your kind and supportive comments.
    I appreciate you, as well as your efforts spent reviewing, immensely.
     photo coollogo_com-65793479_zpsuoziilfo.png
Comment by
Aussie
Premier Author
Kace
 
Poet Rating
  Rank:  113
Author Rating For Short Works
  Rank:  40
Author Rating For Novels
 
Script Rating
 
Review Stars
  Rank:  101
 
Excellent
Not yet exceptional. When the exceptional rating is reached this is highlighted
Burke & Hare were the most famous at stealing bodies for dissection. The haunting music with your poem is enough to send me under the bed. Still, someone has to dig graves, they would never be without a job! I'm going to be a crispy-critter, my ashes can be in a giant egg-timer. This is so you can turn me over every 3mins and I can keep working after I pass over. (chuckle) XX


 Comment Written 17-Aug-2016



reply by the author on 17-Aug-2016
    Hahaha...
    Thank you, Kay, for once again taking the time to read and review my work.
    I appreciate you fun (ny) review.
    ~Dean
Comment by
patcelaw
Premier Author
 
Poet Rating
  Rank:  20
Author Rating For Short Works
  Rank:  30
Author Rating For Novels
 
Review Stars
  Rank:  65
 
Excellent
Not yet exceptional. When the exceptional rating is reached this is highlighted
Dean, This was a good read. I often wonder what would be the thoughts of a gravedigger. As you say the job is a dirty job, but it has to be done. Blessings, Patricia


 Comment Written 17-Aug-2016



reply by the author on 17-Aug-2016
    In the olden days, it was very hard I would imagine, Patricia. No mechanization to assist you, it was just you and your shovel.
    Hard, back breaking work.
    Thanks very much for your comments and for reading my poem.
    ~Dean
Comment by
michaelcahill
Level 1 Pro
rumours and innuendos
rumours of innuendos
 
Poet Rating
  Rank:  188
Author Rating For Short Works
 
Author Rating For Novels
 
Script Rating
 
Review Stars
 
 
Excellent
Not yet exceptional. When the exceptional rating is reached this is highlighted
This is really excellent, Dean. It's actually great fun to read this. I'm sure it's no easy trick to get it to read so smoothly. A nice concise tale that's easy to follow and chilling too as is your style. This has it all as far as content and imagery AND you've added a huge dose of craft and skill to boot. Super job. mikey


 Comment Written 17-Aug-2016



reply by the author on 17-Aug-2016
    It wasn't that difficult, Mikey, not once you got a pattern established.
    No worse than writing a sonnet and nowhere NEAR as difficult as a palindrome.
    I appreciate the R&R.
    Thanks a million for the feedback.~
     photo coollogo_com-106463047_zps1x3xkaxh.gif
     photo coollogo_com-106463047_zps1x3xkaxh.gif
Comment by
Ricky1024
Premier Author
Premier Reader
 
Poet Rating
  Rank:  130
Author Rating For Short Works
  Rank:  267
Author Rating For Novels
  Rank:  18
Script Rating
 
Review Stars
  Rank:  51
 
Excellent
Not yet exceptional. When the exceptional rating is reached this is highlighted
Thanks ever so much for this amazing piece.
It would go,well in My book..
"The Book of Death!"
The Black or Bubonic Plague caused death by "Upper Resportory Failures."
In other words those afflicted died by suffocation.
So many were the youth below six.
There was no safe way but to burn the bodies..
Burial caused more disease.
This info came from a book report I found done by a fifth, grade, student.
Not sure how accurate.
Still a horrid time.
Back then, there was no safe disposal of waste.
It ran through the streets.
Ricky1024.



 Comment Written 17-Aug-2016



reply by the author on 17-Aug-2016
    Thank you for your comments, Ricky
    I'm glad you enjoyed the poem, my friend
    Take care, and God bless.
     photo coollogo_com-106463047_zps1x3xkaxh.gif
Comment by
Jackarrie
 
Review Stars
 
 
Exceptional
This work has reached the exceptional level
Hi Dean
as usual,your work is so creative, in so many forms, A well-written poem about a very dark and sad period. I enjoyed reading your notes. Well done. Mary


 Comment Written 17-Aug-2016



reply by the author on 18-Aug-2016
    So sorry for the delay in responding to you, Jackarrie.
    I deeply appreciate your outstanding review and stellar six star rating.
    More than anything else, I'm just very happy to know that you enjoyed the poem.
    Take care, and thanks again.
    With gratitude,
     photo e1b46054-d388-4feb-bad0-eccc04e786e8_zpseg0soygx.png
  -1-  2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  Next Page 


Market your book.
Advertising options.
St. Louis Chapter 18 part 2
Can McKenzie solve Megan Nelson?s murder?


Share or Bookmark
  Contact Us | En español | Advertise With Us

© 2015 FanStory.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Terms under which this service is provided to you. Privacy