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Grampa Nick

A memorial for Nick Melinchuk

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Comment from tfawcus
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The brevity of your lines gives the reader much scope for reading between them. This poem is like a minimalist drawing, where the merest suggestion of a line well placed releases the imagination. Nick Melinchuk sounds like a most wonderful man.

 Comment Written 11-Jan-2018


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Comment from Kate Ellis
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Oh I really liked this! The poem alone without the picture would not have been so effective, and neither would the picture without the poem. And the biographical detail underneath just completed it. That is so delightful. I love that there is a cow in the background of the wedding picture!

 Comment Written 11-Jan-2018


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Comment from Joy Graham
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I like this memorial tribute to Grampa Nick. Love that picture. Antique photos are fascinating and so lovely. I only had one grandparent that I met. The other three all died before I was born or before I could meet them. My husband was blessed to know all four of his grandparents very well.

I like this poetry style you used. It's easy to read and reinforces how much he meant to you.

Best wishes in the contest.

Joy xx

 Comment Written 11-Jan-2018


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Comment from Christine Gabriel
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This poem is so sentimental and immediately tugs at the heartstrings. I like how it flows so delicately, and with each line, you see just how much this person meant to you.

Thank you for sharing such a wonderful poem, about such a wonderful man, with us!

 Comment Written 08-Jan-2018


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Comment from Mrs. KT
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Not a big fan of rhyming poetry, but I loved your offering. It is a fine tribute to your grandfather and the sparcity of words coupled with your word choice enhances your tribute.

 Comment Written 08-Jan-2018


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Comment from Alcreator Litt Dear
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Well said, well done, simple and interesting sketching in a few words; thank you for sharing this; wish you best of luck for the content. Keep writing. DR ALCREATOR

 Comment Written 08-Jan-2018


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Comment from Alison Hendrix
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I really enjoyed this! It reminds me so much of my Daddy. Good luck in the contest, I think this was a great entry for it! I liked the lilting, almost folksy way the poem trips along. Great job!

 Comment Written 08-Jan-2018


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Comment from Mistydawn
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What a great memorial for your grandfather. Very well-written, great choice of descriptive words. His wife Lucy is a lovely woman, but she looks so tiny like a strong wind could blow her away.

 Comment Written 05-Jan-2018


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Comment from wordsmithbully
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He seemed very dear to your heart. A man who probably was loved by many. I gather he was well missed and everyone who knew him in his time had something very positive to say about him for the most part. Nicely written piece.

 Comment Written 05-Jan-2018


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Comment from robyn corum
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Sharon,

I adore old photos -- wish you'd told what date this one was taken. The dress your grandmother is wearing is priceless! I can't imagine what it might have cost at that time -- or if she made it herself!! Gorgeous!!! Sounds like your granfather was an amazing man; so sorry I couldn't meet him in person. Thanks for sharing!

 Comment Written 05-Jan-2018


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