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Haiku on November Winds

The holidays can be lonely

10 total reviews 
Comment from Liz O'Neill
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This reminds me of a retreat we went on where we were invited to grieve with a beautiful brilliantly colored Maple tree. The leaf still hanging on is possibly because the tree is having difficulty letting go. We meditated on the great faith needed to be able to let go. This poem is a strong metaphor.

 Comment Written 27-Oct-2020


reply by the author on 27-Oct-2020
    Wow, that's interesting. I see how you would identify with that experience. Thanks for the nice review and for sharing. Take care.
Comment from Sandra du Plessis
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A very well-written 5-7-5 November poem that indicates it is time to take out the warm clothes and blankets when the trees are bare and the breezes are getting colder.

 Comment Written 23-Oct-2020


reply by the author on 23-Oct-2020
    Thank you.
Comment from palmart
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Poetry sometimes brings to light small situations that our daily routine "cover and overcover". Your Haiku is one of these: focus on the loneliness of leaves that still remains in the "naked branch" as you described. And the words "echoed my sadness" also reflects an uncommon internal situation. Good job!

 Comment Written 23-Oct-2020


reply by the author on 23-Oct-2020
    Thank you so much for the nice review and uplifting comments. Take care.
reply by palmart on 23-Oct-2020
    You`re welcome, Writer!!

    Have a great weekend!
reply by palmart on 24-Oct-2020
    My pleasure to read your work!
Comment from Cindy Decker
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Marcia, this is a nice statement concerning being lonely. Loneliness is sad, and cold --not the way people were meant to be or live. I like the image of a lone leaf on a tree; it brings home your point.
Excellent 5-7-5. Good luck with all your writing, and please stay in touch,
Afa, blessings,
Cindy


 Comment Written 22-Oct-2020


reply by the author on 23-Oct-2020
    Thanks so much, my friend. I'm not basically a negative person or sad. It's just sometimes the loneliness and missing those we've lost with the holidays looming. I appreciate the nice review and comments. Take care -
reply by Cindy Decker on 23-Oct-2020
    The person I miss most is my mom. I know. It hurts.
Comment from Michael Ludwinder
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I love your Haiku. The imagery that you present is amazing. I could see this in my minds eye. Your word choices are amazing. I enjoyed your poem and found this to be a great read.

 Comment Written 22-Oct-2020


reply by the author on 22-Oct-2020
    Thank you so much, Michael. I appreciate the nice review and especially you encouraging comments. Take care -
Comment from Dolly'sPoems
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There is much sadness attached to Autumn as the leaves fall and the only thing to look forward to is a long cold winter, saying goodbye to the summer echoes the sadness, a melancholy write, love Dolly x

 Comment Written 22-Oct-2020


reply by the author on 22-Oct-2020
    Aw, bless you Dolly. Especially for those who have lost loved ones they always enjoyed sharing the holidays with. I'm not really a sad person, but sometimes a bit of melancholy strikes. Thanks so much. Take care
Comment from the13thpoet
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Hello fellow poet. Thank you for sharing your poem, I think you executed well within the rules of the writing prompt. Good job and good luck in the contest.

 Comment Written 22-Oct-2020


reply by the author on 22-Oct-2020
    Thank you so much - Take care
Comment from equestrik
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This poem and the picture accompanying it evoke a strong emotional response of lonliness. You have done well to be able to convey that here. Well done.

 Comment Written 21-Oct-2020


reply by the author on 21-Oct-2020
    Thank you so much for the nice review and your kind words - Take care
Comment from Jannypan (Jan)
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Good job, Mystery Author, with your contest entry. Your syllable count i correct per line, the image is a good pairing, and your message is clear. Best wishes.
Respectfully, Jan

 Comment Written 21-Oct-2020


reply by the author on 21-Oct-2020
    Thanks, Jan, for the nice review and comments ;) Take care -
Comment from L. Kalere
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Hello mystery writer... Your 5/7/5 poem is absolutely beautiful; the metaphor is perfect; the artwork selection is perfect. I'm just glad we're not in the same contest! Congratulations

 Comment Written 21-Oct-2020


reply by the author on 21-Oct-2020
    You are too kind :) Thanks for the beautiful review with all the stars and for your great comments. Take care -