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Blinded to Beauty

We overlook the greatest gifts

8 total reviews 
Comment from Kaiku
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Always curious to know what percentage of our forests have been decimated by the hands of man versus nature itself. Your poem brings a powerful message. Nice.

 Comment Written 26-Dec-2022


reply by the author on 02-Jan-2023
    Thank you
Comment from Sandra Nelms-Ludwig
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This is a good tree hugger 5-7-5 poem. The text is a nice size. I love how you formatted the text. It's interesting and creative. Very effective usage of colored fonts too. The red lettering reminds one of death and destruction. The visual is okay. Would be great if there were more than one tree. This is my favorite entry thus far. Good luck in the contest. You have a great entry.

 Comment Written 20-Oct-2022


reply by the author on 24-Oct-2022
    Thank you so much. I am honored you liked it. I think we need to be more aware of Mother nature.
reply by Sandra Nelms-Ludwig on 24-Oct-2022
    I agree. You are welcome.
Comment from tempeste
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Ciao mystery poet, you now have two votes!

Man is good at destroying.

Can't help thinking of Easter Island and the natives that cut down every single tree and in doing so caused their own downfall.

We don't respect life , we are arrogant and short sighted.

The American Indians new the importance of Mother Nature/ the fauna and flora. Trees provided food, tools , shelter and medicine.

And the White Man called the American Indian ignorant / savage ???

Sacred is a fitting adjective!

 Comment Written 20-Oct-2022


reply by the author on 24-Oct-2022
    We need to respect nature so much more than we do. Take care of that which takes care of us.
Comment from Frank Malley
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Beautiful poems about trees are numerous. However, this poem essentially wants to make a critical point regarding humankind; and yes, we are destructive, often stupidly so. But the validity of a criticism doesn't make an excellent poem; language choices, ideas, and images do, and in none of these areas is this truthful statement remarkable enough to be excellent. Plus! Trees aren't in solitude, and all of nature is an exercise in destruction and resurrection. But yes, trees do reach for the sky - err, actually the sun.

 Comment Written 19-Oct-2022


reply by the author on 19-Oct-2022
    I have to admit it is not one of my best pieces, and you make some valid points. I will take them into consideration.
reply by Frank Malley on 20-Oct-2022
    Be well, O Blinded One! Frank
Comment from Bill Schott
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This tree-hugger 5-7-5, Blinded to Beauty, has a couple problems. First: "sacred they sit in solitude" has 8 syllables. Second, if the broken and stacked third line has some meaning, it is hard to recognize or justify a four-lined three-line poem.

 Comment Written 19-Oct-2022


reply by the author on 19-Oct-2022
    I have to admit it is not one of my best pieces, and you make some valid points. I will take them into consideration.
Comment from Charlotte Morse
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This is great!

I like the picture you've used, the different colors and sizes of the lettering, the words you've used and the poem's message, a LOT!

Well done - I'd like to give you a 6, but unfortunately I have none left.

 Comment Written 19-Oct-2022


reply by the author on 19-Oct-2022
    I am glad you liked it. This piece has not gotten the best response.
reply by Charlotte Morse on 20-Oct-2022
    Well I don?t understand that at all, your poem says it all!

    Maybe people just haven?t seen it, there?s so much to read on here.

    But I know how you feel, it?s so disheartening when you post a piece you?re pleased with and it gets little or no response.
    Well I loved it, and I?m very picky, so that?s got to be worth at least 3 reviews! LOL
Comment from Michael Ludwinder
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Wow, you make cutting down a tree sound so evil! I thought this was great. And it works as this poem clearly fits the requirement of the contest. Very creative and well written.

 Comment Written 19-Oct-2022


reply by the author on 19-Oct-2022
    Thank you.
Comment from royowen
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Perhaps there is too much land clearing for food supply, and they are being cut down very quickly. The syllable count should be 5/7/5, but you have 5/8/5, so it's 18 syllables, should be 17. Well done, good luck, blessings Roy

 Comment Written 18-Oct-2022


reply by the author on 19-Oct-2022
    I reliaise now about the count and I will try to fix it
reply by royowen on 19-Oct-2022
    Most welcome