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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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This is a lovely tribute to Brooke, Gloria. I was just thinking this morning I would love to read some of her earlier poetry before Sawyer came into the picture, but there is no way to access those without scrolling back in time I suppose. Is the poem above one of Brooks? We all owe a tribute of gratitude to Brooke our teacher, our friend. Nancy:)


 Comment Written 20-Mar-2019



reply by the author on 20-Mar-2019
    I wrote the poem about the four leaf clover to wax on about the clover I planted from being inspired by one of Brooke's poems. Thank you so much for a lovely review, Nancy. Much appreciation always. :))

    Gloria
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That final sentence of yours seems to sum up her life here on FanStory. I cannot speak about Brooke with any authority since we barely overlapped in 2015. I wonder what she would have thought about the petty back-biting that goes on in certain quarters and gets in the way of genuine well-intentioned criticism.

Your article goes deeper than most of paeans of praise for her that have been written since her death. I feel, as a result of reading it, that I knowe her a little bit better than previously. Thank you.


 Comment Written 20-Mar-2019



reply by the author on 20-Mar-2019
    Thank you so much Jim. Yes there was much more to Brooke, but then all of us basically see what we choose to see, yes? I always appreciate you. :))

    Gloria
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Hi Gloria, How eloquently written and really speaks volumes of the influence Brooke has had on many here at FS .I never got to 'meet' her as when I joined Brooke had stopped writing to this site but I have often read tributes and high praise for her work so I take it she was reveered by many here. Your four leaf clover poem is gorgeous and you are also for being such a good friend to her and sharing your thoughts of her work. Beautiful Gloria Cheers Christine


 Comment Written 20-Mar-2019



reply by the author on 20-Mar-2019
    Thank you so much Christine. Yes I wrote that poem as a tribute to Brooke and the clover I planted years ago after having been inspired by her. It still fills the lawn every year. I love clover in grass. You are terrific and most appreciated. :))

    Gloria
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This is a truly beautiful dedication to Brooke, beautifully told, Gloria of all the interpretations of her body of work, so well read by so many of us on FS. I'm sorry not to have a six for this quite emotional read.
cheers,
valda


 Comment Written 20-Mar-2019



reply by the author on 20-Mar-2019
    Well I am just happy to hear from you always, Valda. You are terrific. :))

    Gloria
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Ah Gloria, what a beautiful and very eloquent tribute to Brooke. A very heartfelt message - you have said it all. Brooke in her own quiet way drew people in and we were all influenced by her. Your message is superb - warm regards Dorothy x


 Comment Written 20-Mar-2019



reply by the author on 20-Mar-2019
    Thank you so much Dorothy for a wonderful review. Brooke was a very special person to many of us. After eight years, the clover still grows beautifully in the lawn. Appreciation to you always. :))

    Gloria
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A very well-written heartfelt tribute in honor of Brooke who show the world the better side we should see more often instead of embracing the dark past that most of the time just hurts the soul and our spirit.


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reply by the author on 20-Mar-2019
    Thank you so much always, Sandra. :))

    Gloria
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"A passion for life empowered her, if even for a moment, to overlay order on a world filled with injustice." This one statement about Brooke so describes what I saw in her!

But it also leads into my favourite paragraph -- the one describing her poetry, Gloria, because just reading what Brooke wrote not only helped me improve my own, it always, always filled me joy and inspired me, no matter the genre, topic or format.

Now my suggestions --

There are two places I don't see the need for commas... But (heads up) that's not to say I am correct!!! "My choice(,) was to consider..." & "...in what I referred to as(,)"

As always, this is absolutely outstanding in every possible way. I think it is sublimely Brooke, as much as anything can be by anyone other than Brooke herself, or her family.

I also think it is a beautiful tribute to a beautiful person and I am in awe.


 Comment Written 20-Mar-2019



reply by the author on 20-Mar-2019
    Thank you so much Dawn for a terrific review. Brooke was very special to so many of us, and it is an honour to remember her. You are terrific and always appreciated. :))

    Gloria
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What a beautiful tribute, that makes me sad indeed that I joined this site to late to benefit from Ms. Baldwin's wisdom and talent. You describe the type of person she was in a loving and moving way, and your poem serves as a lovely epitaph to a woman I wish I'd known.


 Comment Written 20-Mar-2019



reply by the author on 20-Mar-2019
    Yes, Michele I believe you most certainly would've loved Brooke too. Thank you so much for a lovely review. :))

    Gloria

reply by Michele Harber on 20-Mar-2019
    You're very welcome. I'm so sorry; it sounds like I missed out on a gem.
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This is a great tribute to Brooke. I too remember her beautiful writing and how proud she was of that grandson. How she told you what your writing needed but always with kind and gentle words. Thanks for the beautiful words that leave a beautiful picture in our mind. God bless always.


 Comment Written 19-Mar-2019



reply by the author on 20-Mar-2019
    She was a beautiful person and a fantastic poet, and many, many thanks to you always friend, George. You are terrific. :))

    Gloria
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What finer tribute could there be? You pay homage to her that will ring in heaven. She will please God greatly - as will this poem to her. I am so admiring of the outpouring of love this woman earned. This is just beautiful!


 Comment Written 19-Mar-2019



reply by the author on 20-Mar-2019
    Thank you so much Sherry for a wonderful review. Brooke was indeed a beautiful woman. :))

    Gloria
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