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Before The Touch


If you've been there, you know...

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Comment by
Susan X Smith
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This is a very well written poem. I was not sure if it was actually a Sonnet, but there are many engaging phrases within it, and I especially liked the final couplet. Good job.


 Comment Written 13-Oct-2020



reply by the author on 15-Oct-2020
    Yes. I was going to label it as such...but there was a sonnet contest going on and I didn't want to confuse readers who may have assumed it was an entry. Thanks!--Karenina
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Taurus the Elder
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Very good, technically sound, good imagery. An opening line that reaches out and grabs you, has a strong closing. The art work is a good choice and even matches the background color. Solid all the way around, great job.


 Comment Written 13-Oct-2020



reply by the author on 15-Oct-2020
    Well hey, I can't ask for a better review than that, can I? You made my day! Thanks so much for stopping by. Come again!--Karenina
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Poetofheart2013
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What a very beautiful and
Passionate poem full of
Powerful feeling and emotions. I love how everything flows together
so nice. I really enjoyed
reading it keep the good
Work.


 Comment Written 13-Oct-2020



reply by the author on 13-Oct-2020
    Thanks so much for taking your valuable time to review and offer such encouraging remarks! I'm pleased this particular poem has seemed to resonate with so many!--Karenina

reply by Poetofheart2013 on 13-Oct-2020
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jdrhye
 
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This poem is full of imagery it's smartly puts forth the long asked question of the meaning of life without being pushy or preaching. As the reader I felt a calm settlement of peacefulness and remembrance. Great job prompting so much feeling with so few words.
J


 Comment Written 13-Oct-2020



reply by the author on 13-Oct-2020
    Thank you! I certainly did not want to drift into the sermonizing lane... More, a hope this would encourage reflection before any of us turn away from seizing the day.--Karenina
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Dorothy Farrell
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Hello Karenina, this is a gorgeous sonnet with perfect rhyme and rhythm. Good abab throughout and faultless iambic pentameter. Lovely final couplet. The subject and your use of language is exquisite. A worthy six. Regards Dorothy x


 Comment Written 13-Oct-2020



reply by the author on 13-Oct-2020
    I guess I am my own worst judge. I thought this work was interesting, but never did I expect-nor have I ever received the number of six star reviews that I have been generously awarded for this effort! Thank you so much!--Karenina
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Gert sherwood
 
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karenina If you've been there, you know...
Before The Touch great title for your excellent poem.
My reply
From sinful hearts we will see.
lies stain the thoughts of truth
and In God's sight they should not be.

Words of truth we must disclose ~
Let truth speak from veracious hearts

Gert


 Comment Written 13-Oct-2020



reply by the author on 13-Oct-2020
    Wise perception. Truth cannot be counter to our faith... One cannot built trust and love on the shaky foundation of deceit. "lies stain the thoughts of truth"... that is something we must hold as a tenet. Thanks!--Karenina

reply by Gert sherwood on 13-Oct-2020
    You are so welcome karenina.
    And I thank for your reading my thoughts
    Gert
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Sanku
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This is beautiful and evocative.Life's treasure do not come in truth..may be one realises only later .but it is best that we cherish every moments ..The image of rocking chairs and the falling leaves somehow struck a deep chord in me.


 Comment Written 13-Oct-2020



reply by the author on 13-Oct-2020
    Thank you for your review. It has been my experience that the older I get the more I appreciate not only what I learned from past experience, but how to live in the moment, accept unconditional love--and recognize that as the treasure it is.--Karenina
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I like this poem, especially the last line of the second verse "for every moment shared fulfills a need", that's so true. Also that was a very interesting way to end this one with only a 2 line verse


 Comment Written 13-Oct-2020



reply by the author on 13-Oct-2020
    It is a sonnet (although I did not label it as such)--and in this sonnet form there are three four line stanzas and a final two line envoi. Shakespeare's idea! Thanks for your review!--Karenina

reply by lefty52 on 13-Oct-2020
    Sorry about the "2 line" ending remark. I'm new to this site and I'm just starting to write poetry this last year. I have a lot to learn yet.

reply by the author on 15-Oct-2020
    OH! PLEASE don't apologize! I'm not far behind you in learning...I thought an "envoi" was some form of "convoy" when I started! LOL----Karenina

reply by lefty52 on 17-Oct-2020
    thanks for the kind words

reply by the author on 17-Oct-2020
    No, thank YOU! (smile)----Karenina
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jenintorre
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This is a lovely, uplifting poem about love in later life. I really enjoyed reading it and love the artwork and presentation. There's hope for us all then. Take care. Jen.


 Comment Written 13-Oct-2020



reply by the author on 13-Oct-2020
    Yes/ Regardless if we are talking married love, newfound love in later years/ or simply a friendship that had transcended the usual formality and morphed into deep affection...there is always hope if we keep our hearts open to the possibility! Thanks so much for reviewing!--Karenina
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Loving the smooth flow of this read, finding the ingredients used fulfilling its intensities very well, disclosing a deep consideration for the reader to ponder prevailing things about life. A very profound view in my stated opinion well presented by writer in my given viewpoint.


 Comment Written 13-Oct-2020



reply by the author on 13-Oct-2020
    Well, I like your stated viewpoint and am deeply appreciate that you took the time to review and share your thoughts. Many Thanks--Karenina
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