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Good Friday


A Cinquain

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Eleanor Buron
 
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Sorry to be reviewing so long after posting. Very nice poem. Makes one reflect on past teachings, the meaning of Resurrection. "hope revived by new breath" - sometimes hope diminishes for many complex reasons, but if the spirit is awakened, revived or uplifted, hope becomes stronger too. Believers place their hope in the Risen Lord.


 Comment Written 09-Apr-2012



reply by the author on 12-Apr-2012
    Eleanor, thank you so much for your thoughtful response to this poem :-) Brooke
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I had to read your poem a few times, I still find it a bit abstract. My take on this poem, put simply is, it gets darkest before the dawn.


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reply by the author on 09-Apr-2012
    Jaded, thank you so very much for your thoughtful reviews. My point was that many people in our society want to jump straight to the happiness/joy/triumph of Easter without acknowledging that you can't have resurrection unless it is resurrection from something. The death of Good Friday precedes the He is Risen part of Easter. This applies to life outside religion too. People want to miraculously float to the top of the ladder rather than do the work of climbing the steps. I hope that clears up my intention a bit : -) Brooke

reply by jaded831 on 10-Apr-2012
    Thank you forclearing things up.
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A beautiful cinquain that comes straight to the point I love this style of poetry and your poem is very apt at this time of year.


 Comment Written 09-Apr-2012



reply by the author on 09-Apr-2012
    Thank you, Cragler, for your positive comments. Since a 4 rating on this site means "needs improvement," could I please ask for clarification. What part or parts of the poem would you like to see improved? Brooke

reply by Cragler on 09-Apr-2012
    Sorry Brook please forgive my ignorance of the ratings as I am only new to the site (2 days) I will review the rating if I can because as my review shows I thought the poem was very well done but my rating doesn't reflect this obviously.

reply by the author on 09-Apr-2012
    It takes a little while to learn - I hope you're having a good experience here :-)
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short deep meaningful words that in simplicity say so much more. Love this Good Friday Easter message.
Wishing you a peaceful easter,all the best...sue


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reply by the author on 09-Apr-2012
    Sue, thank you so much for your most thoughtful review - I hope you had a blessed Easter :-) Brooke
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Without his death, the Resurrection couldn't happen, without his resurrection, our salvation would not be complete. Thank you for a somber reminder of his sacrifice, for you, for me, to pay the price of our sins and reconcile us to the Father.

Blessings,
Diane


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reply by the author on 09-Apr-2012
    Diane, thank you for your insightful reading of this poem :-) Brooke
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Hi Brooke,

:) I read through this essense of Good Friday type Cinquain.

My first reaction was ... Yes. It all fit into place. The downturn was clear, the counts all matched and the title, I didn't even need to read the title to know the title.

The form worked well with the topic, especially come the end; meaning, I thought the line breaks added emphasis on the point and tied cleanly with momentum at the end. All the space needed to flash card an image with poetic Oomph

The rhyme, breath/death.... I liked that they were rhyming while also being so pivotingly opposite. Opposite sides of the spectrum tied together by rhyme.



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reply by the author on 08-Apr-2012
    Thank you so much, Turtle - I always appreciate your attention to detail :-) Brooke
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Most appropriate post for this time of year. The poem is an easy read and is a factual statement. I enjoyed it very much. It makes one realize just what Easter is all bout.


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reply by the author on 08-Apr-2012
    Thank you, ELumpkins, for your gracious response to this poem :-) Brooke
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Brooke, your cinquain is as simple and elegant as the illustration you've chosen. A lovely, uncompromising affirmation of faith. :) nancy


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reply by the author on 08-Apr-2012
    Nancy, thank you so much for your thoughtful review :-) Brooke
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A stark reminder here, Brooke, that without the Death there
would be no Resurrection... Is it something like the Negative and the Positive?


 Comment Written 08-Apr-2012



reply by the author on 08-Apr-2012
    oozer, thank you so much for your insightful reading of this poem :-) Brooke
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What wonderful words you have captured this Easter season to arouse emotion the reader. Your words are intensely powerful and create vivid imagery:)


 Comment Written 08-Apr-2012



reply by the author on 08-Apr-2012
    Patsy, thank you so very much for your thoughtful review :-) Brooke
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