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A Mess of Our Own A-Gourd

Every October...

6 total reviews 
Comment from Mary Vigasin
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A very clever and creative well crafted delight. The rhythm makes it a fun and delightful read for kids and us oldsters too!
Excellent writing.
Regards
Mary

 Comment Written 02-Oct-2021


reply by the author on 02-Oct-2021
    Dear Mary, thank you for your kind and encouraging review. I am one of your biggest fans! "Through the Eyes of 7 Year Old" was heartwrenching and a beautiful piece. I appreciate your taking the time to read my poem.
Comment from LisaMay
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Pumpkins sure can be messy! You have crafted a fine presentation here, in both design ability and wordsmithing. I'm pleased I am viewing your work on a laptop so I can appreciate your cleverness at picking out the face.

 Comment Written 02-Oct-2021


reply by the author on 02-Oct-2021
    Hehe, thank you, LisaMay! And might I say your "Monkeying Around" was clever, indeed! Absolutely genius. I smiled when your name was revealed as the author. You are an expert at so many genres!
Comment from C. Gale Burnett
Exceptional
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This work of art is exceptional!
-timely theme
-contest requirements met
-overall presentation; pure perfection
-a delightful read full of messiness
-love the hidden jack-o-lantern I found
-love the shape of the poetry
-great imagery within the poem
-enjoyed the rhyme
-loved the work and thought put into this wonderful creation

Gale

 Comment Written 02-Oct-2021


reply by the author on 02-Oct-2021
    Dear Gale, many thanks for your wonderfully kind and generous review! I appreciate your taking the time to read and comment on so many aspects of my poem. It was fun to create.
reply by C. Gale Burnett on 02-Oct-2021
    Beautifully done!
Comment from AliMom
Exceptional
This work has reached the exceptional level

Fantastic poem. I love the horrifying description of what happens to the pumpkins. It sounds like a horror movie, nice word choices. I also like the clear step-by-step account of the preparation and design, right up to the finished product on the porch. Very nice poetic form. Great color choices. Great art choice. This was a really enjoyable experience.

 Comment Written 01-Oct-2021


reply by the author on 01-Oct-2021
    I am honored by your kind and generous review! I am a big fan of yours, AliMom! You are expert at so many genres. I am learning a lot from you. I absolutely loved your recent ABC poem, your own messy story, and Cal's Walk Home. Thanks for the enjoyable reading experiences you have afforded me, too!
reply by AliMom on 02-Oct-2021
    Thank you. You are so kind and encouraging
Comment from oliver818
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This is a great kids Halloween poem l, I enjoyed reading it. I particularly like the way it flows and the great imagery you use. Thanks for sharing this and have a great day

 Comment Written 01-Oct-2021


reply by the author on 01-Oct-2021
    Thank you for your kind review! I appreciate your taking the time to read and write me a note. So many fun prompts here and interesting poems to tackle.
Comment from tfawcus
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A cleverly crafted Jack o'Lantern - that must have taken ages to do! Much kudos to you.
Your trochaic lines are most effective in portraying the enthusiastic cut-and-thrust of hollowing out the pumpkin! They remind me of the dwarves' song near the beginning of The Hobbit:
Chip the glasses and crack the plates!
Blunt the knives and bend the forks!
That's what Bilbo Baggins hates-

 Comment Written 01-Oct-2021


reply by the author on 01-Oct-2021
    Dear friend, thank you for the delightful review! To think my words conjured a verse from the great Tolkien; I am honored. "May the wind under your wings bear you where the sun sails and the moon walks." (Sending The Hobbit right back to you, wink, wink.)