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Masque D'amour


A Love Story

  67 total reviews 
Comment by
Tier V. King
 
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Wow! I have now finally clicked on the music to this poem. Did I miss something -Did you do this to any of the other poems. I just noticed this little bar and when I clicked on it this gorgeous music started to play. What and additional gift for this perfect love poem.

While I was reading this poem I imagined it being performed in a theatre. It is just that good. Your poetry could be performed. I would buy the front seat tickets to hear every word . This poem was so beautiful I want to cry but I won't. Okay, I must go to cook dinner for the family. This poem is splendid, my friend, splendid. I love, love, love it.


 Comment Written 29-Oct-2017



reply by the author on 29-Oct-2017
    Thank you, T.
    Yes, I like this one. Most of my later poems have audio, either voice or music or both. It should start as soon as you open the poem. Sometimes they say, audio by the author beneath the title.

    Best wishes, and thank you. You are a good wife and mum. Keep well.
    RG
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Exceptional
This work has reached the exceptional level
As I read this I thought of my wife whom passed from grief and took her life...
First the only son...
And only eight months later...
The only Wife"
God why must some suffer so?
Have to go?
Why are we left behind to be tested so?
...
This was one of my better reads here on this sight in 6 years...
Thanks,
Ricky1024


 Comment Written 19-Jun-2017



reply by the author on 20-Jun-2017
    Just came in to answer this and to say thank you so much Ricky....really appreciate it. I actually like this one also.
    It didn't get anywhere in the competition, so to receive this from you, confirms what I had hoped, and that is what matters. Thank you so much.
    Thank you for the six stars. Not sure yet if I'll be back, but if I do, I will surely like to look up your work.

    Thanks for he super six.
    My best wishes.
    RG
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Selina Stambi
 
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Beautiful voice, RG. Love the classical 'flavour' of this piece. It would sound wonderful spoken aloud.

Has all your trademark 'tools'.

Well done!

Have a great Easter weekend.

Sonali



would blight where (')fore did bask


 Comment Written 13-Apr-2017



reply by the author on 13-Apr-2017
    Thank you for going back to this, Selina. Apprecite it.
    Have a wonderful day.
    Have a good Easter.
    RG
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oh my goodness Roy, you have such a beautiful way with words my sweet friend...I read this twice...such beautiful words of a lady...soooooooooo very nicely written you...I love every word...and what a picture....so good to see you...love Linda xxoo


 Comment Written 07-Apr-2017



reply by the author on 09-Apr-2017
    Thank you s much, dear Linda. Nice of you top go back to this.
    Wishing you a beautiful Sunday. May the sun find you this day.
    My best wishes.
    RG

reply by l.raven on 09-Apr-2017
    you are so very welcome Roy...I got a bit behind when I fell...but all is getting better...xxoo Love
Comment by
mountainwriter49
 
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Hi, Reg,

I've been fairly inactive for the past months for personal reasons which aren't noteworthy this evening. What is noteworthy that I found this wonderful poem!

I have always admired your poetic voice, both in writing as well as Globe Theatre Grade narrative. I mean that as a supreme compliment. This poem is the essence of your voice par excellence.

The read of it required a couple of trips around in order for me to capture the fullness of your written voice. My goodness, Shakespeare himself would be impressed with the quality of this piece I love it.

I admire and envy your ability to weave in the older English, perhaps at times archaic, but at all times authentic. It's the latter which makes the former sublime; effective.

The theme of the poem is so very human. Here again, the Bard would praise your verse. He was, above all else, so very human in his writing. Because of how you've penned the verse, one must read, think, contemplate and reread to capture the full essence of the verse--the full emotive impact of the poem. This is a commendation, not a criticism.

Technically speaking, you're still the master. The end rhyme pattern of AABB works extremely well. I love the slant rhymes of bask/masque. Th mono-rhyming of the quatrains works well. Indeed, at first, I did not realize it was mono-rhyming due to the excellence of the rhymes.

I also admired the mixed meter in which you wrote. I love iambic meter and write primarily in that form, but it can become boring after a bit. The blending of meter bespeaks the human voice, and it is that feature of this poem that made it stand out so very strongly for me.

While this is not an English Sonnet, it has a "sonnetesque" feel about it. I found the closing couplet thus and in such form that I had to wonder did I read a sonnet or something akin? the closing couplet is in the best of the Bard's tradition. It perfectly concludes the poem.

This is a strong entry and should do well in the contest. Best of luck, my friend.

-Ray


 Comment Written 06-Apr-2017



reply by the author on 06-Apr-2017
    Hey, ray. What a great review. Thank you so much for all the support over the years. I have no qualms with sending authors and recommending you, you are an asset to this site representing many good authors.

    Yes, my natural way of writing is Sonnet type, it falls naturally, and it takes someone who knows this form to identify. A lot of times authors have congratulated on writing the sonnet when in fact it was not, so it is a natural find in syllables that fit each other in that format, but yes, The stressed patterns, as well unstressed may take form together or in Sonnet pattern, for a natural feel depending on what I want to say, but I am often conscious when it nears the unstressed- stressed iambic pentameter leve, and sometimes smile to myself in thought of turning it into a sonnet.

    I would be rusty, and . yes , it could limit my style a little, but a good one would do the job, and of that, you are best, or one of them here. There are at least 3 excellent Sonnet writers here of which I need not mention.

    When I have more time it would be my absolute pleasure to take your class, my friend, for we never stop learning, and when we choose to believe we are better than others, though are we lost in our own euphoria. I even learn from my cat in some ways, things I didn't know about myself. Knowledge is a gift which favours the willing and the un-afraid.

    Ray, you are a diamond. Thank you for the support, dear friend.
    Have a great day, and thank you for the six stars.
    My best wishes.
    RG
Comment by
Unspoken94
 
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Exceptional
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I'm giving a six to a one point/2cent post!
Why? Because it's the best damn piece I've
read in a long time. I don't usually vote in contests
and I don't enter them either, but I will look for this
one and you will get my vote. This is truly exceptional.
-Bill


 Comment Written 06-Apr-2017



reply by the author on 06-Apr-2017
    Hey, Bill. Good to see you here. Hope ti,me is treating you well.

    To hear you say this, I don't take it lightly, for I know you always mean what you say, for it follows your person as well your profession...which is a golden rule.
    Thank you so much.
    Thank you fo rthe six stars, Bill.
    Hope the sun shines where you are.
    Best wishes.

    RG
Comment by
AnnaLinda
 
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RG,

Now this is one outstanding love poem!
Where do I begin? Is this inspired by a
true love?

I enjoyed your perfectly rhymed lines,
depth and superior form. I really feel
inept at reviewing...only to offer a
exceptional rating and honored to
read and review.

Linda


 Comment Written 05-Apr-2017



reply by the author on 06-Apr-2017
    Than you so much, dear AL.
    So good to get this support.

    Wishing you a beautiful day from the bottom of my heart.
    Thank you for the six stars.

    My best wishes.
    RG
Comment by
Maureen's Pen
 
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Dearest RG, this poem I've now read several times to absorb what felt to me a different time and place in history. As if I somehow stepped back in time, a few hundred years at least. Marvelous to be able to do that with words.

It holds, for me, a key to that long ago past, the language so often misunderstood in this day and age for me seemed historically a gift to treasure in the present moment.
I loved the sense of awe this love from times long past brought to me.
While your language at times complicates the understanding in the here and now, for those of us who have read old texts and poems from those eras it is a perfect rendition of that time. I know for sure it is not a talent I poses but I sure do respect that you do, so wonderfully too. It seems an effortless release for you, perhaps even your norm for your style. At any rate, not only does it almost beg the reader to sink into that time and place, like getting lost in an old book. It also revives the old classic in language and form.
A complicated task which you make easy...
Thank you for sharing, I wish you luck in the contest.
My best to you,
m/
cq


 Comment Written 05-Apr-2017



reply by the author on 06-Apr-2017
    What a beautiful review from My Celtic Queen. You are so my admirer od the lightness and beauty of words, rather like a fairy from another part of our psyche...so beautiful in words, so to get this lovely review from you, one so caught in so much emotion of life, is worth all that I write for.
    Thank you so much.
    Sending you the sunshine that we have here this day. I hope it finds you well.

    Have a beautiful day.
    Thank you so much for the six stars.
    RG
Comment by
Mai Mai
 
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This was an interesting piece. I has an old world flavor if that makes any sense. It flows very nicely & has a good rhythm to it very good job. Good luck.

Mai Mai


 Comment Written 05-Apr-2017



reply by the author on 05-Apr-2017
    Thank you, Mai,Mai.
    Wishing you well.
    Thank you so much for visiting.
    My best wishes.
    RGstar
Comment by
Nan Beeson
 
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Good morning, RG...

Re your love story, "Masque D'amour."

I loved your two lines where you say that

"A man without love, himself feign: chasing shadows of his own masque "

I found your love story to be filled with mystery and had a phantomlike feel to it.... like your title.....

The instrumental love music put one in the mood for the romance this masque of love conjures up in ones mind.

Thank you for sharing it, and good luck in the love story contest.


--


 Comment Written 05-Apr-2017



reply by the author on 05-Apr-2017
    Hey, Nan.
    Thank you so much.
    Wishing you a great day.
    Good to see you here with those lovely words.
    My best wishes.
    Have a great day.
    RG

reply by Nan Beeson on 05-Apr-2017
    Yoare welcome, RG. I am so pleased you liked it. I wish you my warmest wishes always....Nan:))
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