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Last Warm Embrace

Memories Of Early Love

34 total reviews 
Comment from T B Botts
Exceptional
This work has reached the exceptional level

I don't know that it would do any good to rate this poem, as you've already rightfully won. What a wonderful, poignant poem. I'm fairly new to this site, and I've already been treated to some writing that I never knew existed. I've never enjoyed poetry before, but my eyes have been opened and I'm embracing some really great stuff. Congratulations on your win. It is well deserved.

Tom

 Comment Written 07-Apr-2021


reply by the author on 08-Jun-2021
    Thanks Tom, for reading, your comments, and that stars! Getting to these reviews late. Been here a while but too busy to get on like i should.
    Cheers, irish
Comment from Adri7enne
Exceptional
This work has reached the exceptional level

How beautiful, Irish. Smooth rhymes and strong rhythm. So easy to get caught up in the images and the passion. And good just to see your name come up and know that my friend Irish is still out there, still writing poetry and loving the world. You give me comfort, Irish! Beautiful!

 Comment Written 18-Jan-2021


reply by the author on 02-Feb-2021
    How neat to hear from you, and you are still a Sweetheart! Thank you so much for your kind review, and the stars! I had help from MissMerri stabilizing this poem, she smoothed out the bumps.
    Thanks again, My Friend!
    irish
Comment from MissMerri
Exceptional
This work has reached the exceptional level

I see you have given credit where almost no credit is due, and, while I thank you for your generosity, I must state the truth... I had very little to do with the beautiful and heartfelt poem you have produced here. What makes a poem is the sincerity of emotion and the careful selection of appropriate language to express that emotion. Those were all yours. I merely offered a few suggestions for improved meter. This poem did not need me. You obviously have a feel for poetic expression and I hope we will see more of it in the near future. I very much enjoyed reading this. It tells a story that shines with originality and love. ~ MM

 Comment Written 18-Jan-2021


reply by the author on 02-Feb-2021
    Wow, you are not only a Poetic Genius, you are so modest! Thank you for your help, your kind words, all those stars(!) and your unflagging Friendship.
    irish
Comment from Elizabeth Emerald
Excellent
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Poignant--elegant and graceful--bold, fresh imagery: closer to the flame--felt halved when kept apart--severing sword--good thing for the others that this isn't in the romance contest!


 Comment Written 17-Jan-2021


reply by the author on 18-Jan-2021
    Wow, Hi Elizabeth! I am humbled at your high praise of my little effort! I had some expert help from an old friend, transforming my 'labor of love' into something presentable.
    Thank you!
    irish
Comment from Dolly'sPoems
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A reflection of the past and a celebration of love through time here and your words are heartfelt and passionate and when we share a love like this over time we derive a sense of peace and comfort, much enjoyed, love Dolly x

 Comment Written 17-Jan-2021


reply by the author on 18-Jan-2021
    Hi Dolly, thank for your insight into what i was trying to express! had some expert help here from an old friend, in smoothing out the bumps.
    Thanks again,
    irish
Comment from Susan X Smith
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This is a sad and touching story within a poem about true love that was thwarted. My favorite line is "Half my heart stayed with you, the broken half remained."

 Comment Written 16-Jan-2021


reply by the author on 18-Jan-2021
    Hi Susan, thank you for your kind words, and all the stars! Had help from an old friend with this, smoothing out the bumps. And yes, this is a story from life.
    Cheers, irish
Comment from barbara.wilkey
Excellent
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It does seem our first loves stay with us forever. I am not sure why but they do. Your poem described this feeling every eloquently. Thank you for sharing this with us.

 Comment Written 16-Jan-2021


reply by the author on 18-Jan-2021
    Hi Barbara, thank you for your kind words, and all the stars! Had some expert help from an old friend with this effort, she smoothed out the bumps and tyransformed my 'labor of love into something better.
    irish
Comment from humpwhistle
Exceptional
This work has reached the exceptional level

The album of memories we carry around full of bittersweet.
You capture the innocence and the lingering 'what if' that make us question our age. How can we still feel something that young while being so old? A poem like this makes me wonder about the nature of time. It seems impossible that the past and the present aren't occurring simultaneously.

Well done, irish!

Peace, Lee

 Comment Written 16-Jan-2021


reply by the author on 18-Jan-2021
    Wow, thank you, Lee, for your intuitive insight and all the stars! I wonder about the same things and often wish we could have a better insight into what is really happening, instead of these little glimpses that just give us more questions. And you got it right, this was written from my life.
    Cheers, irish
Comment from Martie Zuckerman
Exceptional
This work has reached the exceptional level

Fabulous! The construction, the rhyme, the strength, the feeling: I'm literally left reeling! I could feel the love, the angst, the loss. Marvelous! Can't say enough........thank you for sharing.

 Comment Written 16-Jan-2021


reply by the author on 16-Jan-2021
    Wow, I am humbled! Thank you so much for your generous review, and all those stars! I had some excellent help from an old friend, transforming my 'labor of love' into an artful presentation.
    Thank You, Martie!
    irish
Comment from Alli Johnston
Excellent
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I truly love reading and hearing of others as they reminisce on their early love affairs. I did not have good experiences with mine in any way so it is heartwarming to hear the stories

 Comment Written 16-Jan-2021


reply by the author on 16-Jan-2021
    Hi Alli, thank you for your kind review, and the stars! As you can see, my early love left me, but she left behind a memory that has lasted a lifetime!
    Cheers, irish