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Remembering Brooke (adewpearl)


Viewing comments for Chapter 25 "The Golden Ratio"

a collection of posts honoring a friend

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Brooke could also be a chameleon, calling to mind Dickinson, Rossetti, and others in the same poem...I am glad I found Fanstory while she was in her prime... excellent post.


 Comment Written 26-Mar-2019



reply by the author on 26-Mar-2019
    Yes, I believe chameleon is exactly the right word. Thank you so much Ellijay always good to hear from you. :)

    Gloria
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An excelllent tribute to a incredible poet who will always be cherished and remembered by so many FanStory members...past and present. Your poem shares so many qualities of her work as well as her as a kind and caring woman. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings about our friend, Brooke.
Smiles,
Karyn :-)


 Comment Written 25-Mar-2019



reply by the author on 26-Mar-2019
    Thank you so much Karyn for a terrific review. Brooke will be remembered for all posterity. Much appreciation to you always. :))

    Gloria
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Hi Gloria,
Whenever I read anything you write, it should always be a 6! I am not looking for any quid pro quo - as I am not promoting anything at this time. I just wanted to take this time to say: I think as a woman and a writer you inspire me so much! What you have written here is beautiful and perfect to express something about a person I did not know. Through this writing you have given me more than a glimpse of who this magnificient writer/poet/friend and inspirer was to you. I am truly sorry I missed her. If she was that great to you, I can only imagine what I would have thought of her!! Thank you again for always writing something that makes me feel, think and love. Cheers, Fonda


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reply by the author on 26-Mar-2019
    Fonda you are the best! I much admired Brooke, so most pleased to have the opportunity to share at least a small part of my experience with others about this amazing woman. Much appreciation to you always. :)))

    Gloria
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Ah, Gloria, what can I say? Your words and tribute to Brooke bring tears to my eyes. It is so beautifully written. I wish she could see this from wherever she is. In fact, I hope she can. Warm regards. Ulla:)))


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reply by the author on 23-Mar-2019
    Thank you so much Ulla. You are terrific. :))

    Gloria
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What an amazing tribute. My husband, my best friend, and I always tease each other about the contests of our eulogies. We each know so many juicy secrets about the others that funeral attendees would enjoy hearing. Without doubt though, I nominate you to write my eulogy. Your sensitivity and perception blows me away.
I hear that Brooke's poems are still available on FanStory, and I intend to read them.


 Comment Written 22-Mar-2019



reply by the author on 22-Mar-2019
    A eulogy is something to think about, and at least giving folks a few ideas might put the best ones forward, yes? lol. Thank you so much Debbie. Always a pleasure to hear from you.

    Gloria

reply by Debbie Pope on 22-Mar-2019
    It's something that we joke about. For instance, my sister in law thought that she could clean turnip greens by running them through the dishwasher. She didn't even put them in a bag--just laid them in the washer and turned it on. You can imagine the mess.
    That kind of stuff. We hold stories out as threats.
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Dear Gloria,

Your tribute to Brooke Baldwin is honest and beautiful. Your prose and poem provide a solid introduction to her legacy from your words and thoughts. Your humble approach is a clear honor to read and thank you for sharing this with us.

My best,

Deborah


 Comment Written 22-Mar-2019



reply by the author on 22-Mar-2019
    And thank you so much Deborah for a lovely review. Brooke's legacy shall live on. :))

    Appreciation always,

    Gloria

reply by DeborahWrite on 22-Mar-2019
    My pleasure!
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-Very nice image, Gloria, and thank you
for sharing all that you appreciated
and knew about Brook in the prose section.
-Particularly touching is your reference
to planting clover in your lawn.
-You wrote a lovely poem honoring
Brooke in the special voice you have
for expressing thoughts and feelings.
-Brooke would be so pleased
with everything you shared.
-I have told a number of people that
I think she is looking down at all
of the poems and reviews, and
smiling and appreciating each one.
-She has made a big difference
for so many of us here on FS.



 Comment Written 21-Mar-2019



reply by the author on 22-Mar-2019
    Thank you so much, Pam. Yes, Brooke was an icon and the clover is still lovely. Much appreciation to you always for your encouragement. :))

    Gloria

reply by Pam (respa) on 22-Mar-2019
    You are very welcome and deserving, Gloria. Brooke was special; it's nice that you enjoy the clover. Do you get a lot of rabbits in your yard?!

reply by the author on 22-Mar-2019
    Actually I haven't seen a wild rabbit in the yard ever. But lots of deer and they prefer tulips and raspberry canes over clover.

reply by Pam (respa) on 22-Mar-2019
    I am surprised. The deer really went after our rhododendrons this winter, plus azaleas. They usually don't touch the plants close to the house, but they practically stripped them of leaves.
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Hello Gloria,
The Golden Ratio gives the perfect balance,
aesthetically pleasing. I wonder if there is a perfect
balance in poetry?
I think Brooke's family will find a perfect balance
in your words,
because they are your words. :)
Robert


 Comment Written 21-Mar-2019



reply by the author on 22-Mar-2019
    There is no perfect balance in poetry, and in truth our "senses" prefer things a little off kilter, yes? Much appreciation always, Robert. :)

    Gloria

reply by rspoet on 22-Mar-2019
    That's good, because I'm always a little off
    kilter.
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There have been a number of lovely tributes remembering Brooke, but this is the first one that I've read that has addressed the layers within her deceptively simple poems. She really was an extraordinary poet and you have done her great credit with this chapter in the book.


 Comment Written 21-Mar-2019



reply by the author on 21-Mar-2019
    Thanks, Tony. I did my best for an exceptional poet. Always much appreciation. :))

    Gloria
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This is a wonderful tribute to Brooke. I didn't have the privilege of knowing her on FanStory. The tribute that I have read including this one, just shows how wonderful a writer and person she was. She will always be remembered by you and others that came in contact with her on FanStory. I will say I feel cheated not to have known her. Very well done.


 Comment Written 20-Mar-2019



reply by the author on 20-Mar-2019
    Thank you so much for a terrific review. Always great to hear from you. :))

    Gloria
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