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Shape and Shade

remembering Mom

66 total reviews 
Comment from Thesis
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Hi, Jude. I like your poem to Mom. It's so full of meaning, straight from the heart.

You present a very loving look at a special relationship. - See you in the voting booth. - John

 Comment Written 06-May-2010


reply by the author on 07-May-2010
    Thanks John. This is a committee determined contest, so I won't be seeing you in the voting booth but I appreciate your good wishes. Jude
Comment from Realist101
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Oh Judian, this is absolutely beautiful...I will read the other too, asap. I really love your style. It is much like Curt's, your use of words is extraordinary. This has a lovely eloquence, and is a story of love. VERY enjoyable...Susan

 Comment Written 06-May-2010


reply by the author on 07-May-2010
    Thank you. I respect Curt's talent very much so that was a wonderful compliment. Jude
Comment from NadineM
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I really enjoyed your poem! To recognize your mother in your image is a natural thing for others to see when they look at us but not so much for our own observations. Many times we don't like being told we look like our mother. This was refreshing and inspiring. The love for your mother was felt throughout this poem! Great job!
Good luck in the contest.
Thanks for sharing this with me.

 Comment Written 06-May-2010


reply by the author on 07-May-2010
    Thank you for this wonderful review Nadine. I'm so pleased you liked it. Jude
Comment from leesm
Exceptional
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Hi Jude. I've been off the FS grid for a little while, but am quite glad to come back to this wonderfully loving and creative tribute to your mother (and yourself). Very very nice. Good luck in the contest.
-Lee

 Comment Written 06-May-2010


reply by the author on 06-May-2010
    Thanks so much Lee. It's so good to hear from you and I guess my mom wasn't the only one with a pocket full of stars! What a treat and surprise. Thanks, also for your good wishes. Jude
reply by leesm on 06-May-2010
    You're most welcome Jude.
Comment from suzzy
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this is very nice -i enjoyed how you reflected your mom's goodness threw your eyes and face. this is well written good luck in the contest.

 Comment Written 06-May-2010


reply by the author on 06-May-2010
    I look so much like her! Thanks so much, Jude
Comment from Dawn of Tomorrow
Exceptional
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Oh Jude, what an exceptional poem you have penned here and free verse at that. I have a hard time penning one for my mother and maybe that is because she is still with me. Hard to put feelings into words for how special they can be but you have done a magnificent job. I think of my own mom and how she is a writer as well and how much we are alike and you've said my own mind in so many of your lines here. Beautiful, hon, just beautiful. This had better win because it's the best I've read so far.

 Comment Written 06-May-2010


reply by the author on 06-May-2010
    Thanks again JL. This is superb coming from you. I'm thrilled.

    Jude
Comment from jshep
Exceptional
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This brought tears to my eyes, Jude, for both my thoughts of my mother that died at 58 and myself as a mother and leaving a part of myself behind. This is exceptional in the beautiful flow, emotions it draws from the reader and because of one part that will linger in my mind: 'you held the sun, carried stars in your pocket and shared your light for all to see.' Absolutely brilliant and such simplicity. Love it and a beautiful tribute to your mother, who you have become, and to making Mother's Day even more special with your lingering poetic creativity. Love, Joyce

 Comment Written 06-May-2010


reply by the author on 06-May-2010
    I'm sorry to upset you Joyce, although I knew the piece was moving as I wrote it in tears. Thank you for such a beautiful and sparkling review. Your opinion of my work means a great deal to me. Love, Jude
Comment from koyoga
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This brought tears to my eyes. Actually did an exercise once where you were to stare into your own eyes in the mirror and one lady couldn't do it because she kept seeing her mother - your poem reminded me of this. Beautifully written!

 Comment Written 06-May-2010


reply by the author on 06-May-2010
    I am so thrilled that my mom lives on, especially in my hands because I look at them all day long!! Thanks so much for a wonderful review. Jude
Comment from Pili Pubul
Exceptional
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Oh Judian, I don't cry often but this one did it, your writing is extraordinary, the content is pure gold pouring from your heart, I can touch your love for your amazing mother, and I identify, I miss mine so much... But their love live inside us forever.

 Comment Written 06-May-2010


reply by the author on 06-May-2010
    Oh Pili. I am thrilled you stopped by for a read and review and liked it well enough for an "exceptional" rating. Thank you so much! Jude
Comment from Jarlsbane
Exceptional
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Jude, what can I say, this is phenomenal writing! There is such a maturity and grace about this poem. I honestly think this is the best poem I have read of yours, at least this is my favorite so far! What impresses me here is the way you weave the picture of your mother by weaving a mirror image of the things you inherited from her! Quite nicely done. I don't think this has a chance of winning the contest and that is a compliment because I have little faith in the "committee" picking the best poem to win, even though I placed second today!! Great Job and a well deserved six!

 Comment Written 06-May-2010


reply by the author on 06-May-2010
    For you to call my work "phenomenal" is well, phenomenal! Thanks so much Jarls. I appreciate this so much. Did you come in second for that wonderful tanka with the line I loved so much about orange poem fish? I agree, the committee's choices are sometimes quite questionable and perhaps, a tad political ... this is a business after all, and we poets must not forget that! What a lovely, complimentary, exceptional review this is, Jarls. Thank again!! Jude