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Remembering Brooke (adewpearl)

Viewing comments for Chapter 24 "For Brooke"
a collection of posts honoring a friend

34 total reviews 
Comment from MissMerri
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I see you posted this in March, but for some reason (perhaps my own busyness) I didn't see it until today. It is a perfect blank verse, and so beautifully descriptive of Brooke's work. You managed to incorporate all her favorite things, from dandelions to fairies, reminding us all of how much we miss her... how she will never be forgotten by those who knew her. Thanks so much for sharing this. I miss you, too, favorite Teach.

 Comment Written 01-Oct-2019


reply by the author on 10-Oct-2019
    Thanks so much, dear friend. I'm so pleased you enjoyed this poem for Brooke. How tragic was her loss, but fortunately we still have her poetry to enjoy. I hope you are well and not affected by all of these power outages occurring in the northern part of the state.
    -ray
reply by MissMerri on 11-Oct-2019
    Yes, we had our power out for a couple of days and nights, even though we did not have a breath of wind in our neighborhood. Since we have a well, we were also without water, which was worse than no lights. But in the bigger scheme of things, it is pretty insignificant.
Comment from juliaSjames
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I've just returned to FS and it's sad to learn that Brooke is no longer with us in physical form although her spirit will endure in those of us who knew and admired her and loved her work. May she rest in peace.


Beautiful poem of tribute Ray. Enjoyable although bittersweet to read.

 Comment Written 18-May-2019


reply by the author on 14-Aug-2019
    HI Julia,

    How wonderful to see your review in my inbox! I hope you are doing well.

    Thank you for your very kind review. Brooke was special to so many of us. I still miss her poetic voice.

    I've not been active on the site for over a year or so and came back in to write the poem for Brooke.

    Stay well, my friend.
    -Ray
reply by juliaSjames on 14-Aug-2019
    Hello Ray, it's great to hear from you. Hope you are happy and healthy, and still writing. Life has had its ups and downs but I'm grateful for each moment. Happy that a few stalwarts are still onsite, Warren Rodgers, Rd, MissMerri et al. And that a great friend, Pearlecat, returned just after I did.

    Take care, my friend

    Blessings Julia
Comment from IndianaIrish
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A wonderful poetic tribute to our friend, Brooke. She was truly a treasure with her knowledge of poetry and her sincere eagerness to share her wisdom. Your poem is exquisite and full of heartfelt emotion. Brooke would have truly loved it, PM.
Smiles,
Arya :-)

 Comment Written 25-Mar-2019


reply by the author on 03-Apr-2019
    Thanks so much, Kar, for this wonderful, generous review. I am so pleased you enjoyed my tribute for Brooke.
    -Ray
Comment from l.raven
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Hi Ray, she was an amazing friend and teacher...I would wait for her to come and correct my mistakes after I posted a poem...she would always my my smile my sweet friend....I miss her so much...like so many on FanStory do...I know she is at peace in Heaven...I love your poem Ray...and she will never be forgotten...love Linda Xxoo

 Comment Written 24-Mar-2019


reply by the author on 03-Apr-2019
    Thanks so much, Linda, for your very supportive review.
reply by l.raven on 03-Apr-2019
    you are so welcome Ray...I so miss her...love xxoo
Comment from Joan E.
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I am so pleased I am back from my cruise in time to catch your tribute to Brooke. I met Adewpearl in 2008 soon after I joined FanStory and found her to be greatly talented and caring. I always hoped she would be able to return to the site. But at least she lives on in our Hall of Fame. I admired your including her favorite daffodils and dandelions in your salute. Thank you for returning to FanStory to pay homage to our very own bard- Joan

 Comment Written 23-Mar-2019


reply by the author on 03-Apr-2019
    Thanks so much, Joan, for your very kind review. I'm delighted you enjoyed my tribute for Brooke.
    -Ray
Comment from BeasPeas
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Hi Ray. It's nice to see a posting of your on FanStory again. I remember you have mentioned Brooke in the past. I did not know this lady, but see that she was well respected and loved. Your poem gives honor to her as a person and as a poet. Marilyn

 Comment Written 23-Mar-2019


reply by the author on 03-Apr-2019
    Thanks so much, Marilyn, for this excellent review.
    Ray
Comment from patcelaw
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This is a beautifully written tribute to Brooke. She did write so well about many things and spring brought forth some lovely works from her.
Patricia

 Comment Written 23-Mar-2019


reply by the author on 03-Apr-2019
    Thanks so much, Patricia, for this excellent review.
    Ray
Comment from --Turtle.
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Hi, moutainwriter,

I read through this Brooke tribute and enjoyed, appreciated the essence of remembering. I mostly read through prose, but adewperl was a special kind of poet writer. I enjoyed her triolets so much i.... a prose only kind of girl, found myself giving them a shot.

Have been missing her poems for a long while.

 Comment Written 22-Mar-2019


reply by the author on 03-Apr-2019
    Thanks so much for this excellent review.
    Ray
Comment from JDRBAR
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This is beautifully written and expresses the deep appreciation you had for this person. I didn't know her, but she must have been pretty special to elicit such beautiful thoughts.

 Comment Written 22-Mar-2019


reply by the author on 22-Mar-2019
    Thanks so much for this exceptional review.
    -Ray
Comment from Pantygynt
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So good to see something of your work again, but so sad that it has to be prompted by sad though inevitable news.

I barely knew the lady as our time at FS only slightly overlapped. Consequently I have left the eulogies to others such as yourself, who know what they are talking about.

In the midst of all the sadness it was a pleasure to read this excellent stanzaic blank verse. This is a form of which we see too little these days.

I recently ran a class on rhyme here, and Dean Kuch reminded us of what you apparently named as 'subliminal assonance'. I thought it an excellent title for a device officially untitled and it was with great pleasure I noticed how you had used it here to conclude you tribute.

 Comment Written 22-Mar-2019


reply by the author on 22-Mar-2019
    Thanks so much, Jim, for this exceptional review and your very kind comments. I wish you had been able to know Brooke. You would have liked her, and she you.

    I hope all is going well with you.
    -Ray