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Starry Skies

Sonnet

73 total reviews 
Comment from Joan E.
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Thank you for letting us know your poignant sonnet is not autobiographical. I admired your artwork selection that reinforced the "blue heavens" and your pure rhymes. Best wishes in the contest- Joan

 Comment Written 05-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 06-Jan-2018
    Thank you Joan for your thoughtful and encouraging review.

    Blessings
    Janet
Comment from l.raven
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HI Janet, I believe if love is truly true...nothing can tear it apart...a love that last from the beginning to the end...love that last 50-60 years...to people who see only one...their mate...and those are very rare loves...there is love that just last...but only so far...mostly for convenience...it's sooo sad when one truly loves...and the other pretends...sigh...love your poem my sweet friend...and your picture is stunning...very well written...love Linda xxoo

 Comment Written 05-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 06-Jan-2018
    Thank you Linda for your thoughtful and most encouraging review.

    Blessings
    Janet
reply by l.raven on 06-Jan-2018
    you are so welcome Janet...always...and Blessings to you as well...love Linda xxoo
Comment from Liberty Justice
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So beautiful. Truly, a poem about love and lost. Thousands of women wonder why their love seemed so real and, then, after so many years just disappeared. A tribute and message to women to survive the loss of loves. WELL DONE. Lol liberty justice

 Comment Written 05-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 06-Jan-2018
    Thank you for your thoughtful and encouraging review.

    Blessings
    Janet
Comment from Elizabeth Daniels
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Your words are very descriptive and do an excellent job of setting the sad and disappointing mood of your poem. I love it when starting a piece of writing and it takes you somewhere you had no idea it would. Elizabeth Daniels.

 Comment Written 05-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 06-Jan-2018
    Thank you Elizabeth for your thoughtful and encouraging review.

    Blessings
    Janet
Comment from MissMerri
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A beautifully written sonnet, in perfect iambic pentameter with unfaltering rhymes and a sad message mirrored so creatively in the changing sky. I loved how you carried the reader from starry skies to hopeful dawn to skies of grey and blurring snowflakes. Nicely done. Good luck in the sonnet contest. I wish I were not out of sixes!

 Comment Written 05-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 06-Jan-2018
    Thank you for your thoughtful and encouraging review. I virtual six from you is very special. Thanks you again.

    Blessings
    Janet
Comment from johnwilson
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This is a truly beautiful example of a sonnet. From the first lines you drew me in with a sadness. This poem made me feel what it's like to loose someone who's a part of you. Truth or fiction, this piece resonates of the wistful truth of the matter. Well done and publish-worthy!

 Comment Written 05-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 06-Jan-2018
    Thank you John for your thoughtful and most encouraging review.

    Blessings
    Janet
Comment from nancyrabbrose
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This is a truly beautiful and nostalgic poem of love realized and then lost. The beauty remains. Writing a sonnet is not easy, but you have done it. I especially like the first two lines of the poem. I can feel the words. Perhaps if you had stayed in this depth of beauty and imagery throughout the poem, you would have created an even greater sonnet. All in all, well done.

 Comment Written 05-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 06-Jan-2018
    Thank you Nancy for your thoughtful and encouraging review. Thank you for sharing your favorite lines.

    Blessings
    Janet
Comment from June Sargent
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A beautiful sonnet that encapsulated the sadness of a love gone wrong. Not dramatic, but touching in it's impact. You can feel the loneliness in her soul. Well done.

 Comment Written 05-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 06-Jan-2018
    Thank you June for your thoughtful and encouraging review.

    Blessings
    Janet
Comment from RGstar
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A good modern day Shakespearean sonnet. No it does not have the flair of the Elizabethan language in which I like to see sonnets written, but it has a natural depth and feel of a modern day write, with all the aspects of longing and deep emotion, then of course the inclusion of the main title ....Starry Skies which brings in the elements of nature, beautifully.

A nice write.
Good luck with this, Janet.
My best wishes.
RG

 Comment Written 05-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 06-Jan-2018
    Thank you RG for your thoughtful and encouraging review and for the good wishes.

    Blessings
    Janet
Comment from RPSaxena
Exceptional
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Hello Jmf4119,
Nice piece of General Poetry in the form of 'Sonnet' meeting the desired norms and beautifully depicting its theme!
Impressive and matching the theme phraseology.
Smooth and enchanting flow throughout from the beginning to the end with lovely rhyming scheme and lively imagery.
An Emotional Love presented transparently; the last two lines are particularly noteworthy.
Best of Luck!

 Comment Written 05-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 07-Jan-2018
    Thank you so very much for the lovely review. I greatly appreciate your encouragement and those sparkling six stars.

    Blessings
    Janet