Reviews from

The Moth

A poem in ballad measure

59 total reviews 
Comment from IndianaIrish
Exceptional
This work has reached the exceptional level

Yowza, Tony! What incredibly beautiful poetry. I've read it three times and like it more with each read. Such amazing word choices! Reading this made me realize how much I love outstanding poetry.
Smiles,
Karyn :-)

 Comment Written 03-Mar-2017


reply by the author on 09-Mar-2017
    Thank you so much for this lovely review, Karyn, and for the six star accolade. Both very much appreciated, as always. Tony
Comment from I am Cat
Exceptional
This work has reached the exceptional level

Hello Tony,
I can't possibly say enough wonderful things about this beautiful poem.
It drew me in like...
Well, like a moth to a flame. ;-)
The words were so smooth and velvety, each one lapped against my skin like waves against the shore...
You show, with tenderness, why you remain one of my very favorite poets.

This should certainly be saved to read again and again...
And I will.
I'm not around much lately, but I'm so pleased to read your lovely poetry whenever I am.

Take care,
Cat

 Comment Written 03-Mar-2017


reply by the author on 09-Mar-2017
    Lovely to hear from you, Cat. I always so very much enjoy reading your reviews. They are always so affirming! Thanks for the six stars, but more particularly for your kind words. I hope all is well with you. Best wishes, Tony
Comment from Susanjohn
Exceptional
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Tony! Just wonderful!! I truly enjoyed reading this amazing poem of yours!!! and about a moth!..haha...What an great job you did on this!!! wow

 Comment Written 03-Mar-2017


reply by the author on 09-Mar-2017
    Thanks again, Susan, for your six stars and most affirming review. They mean a lot! Best wishes, Tony
Comment from Pam (respa)
Exceptional
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-Good image and well penned poem, Tony.
-Vivid imagery, and meter that allows the poem to flow.
-A couple of images I like:
* "A feathered brush on powdered wing"
* "and let this dreamer flutter in
to touch reality"
-Good conclusion.
-Thanks for sharing.


 Comment Written 03-Mar-2017


reply by the author on 09-Mar-2017
    Good to hear from you, Pam. Many thanks for dropping by to review this poem of mine. I'm delighted that you enjoyed it and thought it worth six stars. Best wishes, Tony
reply by Pam (respa) on 10-Mar-2017
    You are very welcome and deserving, Tony. It is always good to see your work and share ideas.
Comment from rspoet
Excellent
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This is a wonderful poem, my friend
A touch of Frost in Australia
"but I'll maintain a poet's right
to keep the window closed"
Beautiful imagery throughout, the poem, itself, is like
"A feathered brush on powdered wing"
You seem to have released your "prisoned thoughts"
Wish I had a six left on this Friday
but there's been a run on stars recently
Drawn to the flame, my friend
Very well done

 Comment Written 03-Mar-2017


reply by the author on 09-Mar-2017
    I found your review of this, RS, and your very kind comments, to be most heart-warming! Thank you! Tony
Comment from Autumn Splendour
Exceptional
This work has reached the exceptional level

"but I'll maintain a poet's right
to keep the window closed,
and pen my prisoned thoughts upon
this moonlit moth's repose."

What an enjoyable read, Tony, as always. I love the mellifluous cadence which exudes an aura of gentleness as the poet communes with the reader about the moth. Delightful

 Comment Written 03-Mar-2017


reply by the author on 03-Mar-2017
    Very many thanks for your kind words about my poem, Autumn Splendour, and for awarding it six stars. Most generous and much appreciated. Best wishes, Tony
Comment from Aussie
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I know all about the Aussie moths, they love my clothes! Isn't nature wonderful? The eyes on the moth's wings give the predator a false look at food. You ain't seen nothin' yet, you oughta see our Wood moths. They are so big, they have landing lights! Some poems for you to read if you get a chance. XXK. Loved you nature poem and glad you didn't squash it!

 Comment Written 02-Mar-2017


reply by the author on 03-Mar-2017
    Very many thanks for your kind words about my poem, Aussie. I know what you mean about the clothing moths and the pantry moth are just as bad!
Comment from Kerry Robinson
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I loved you analogy of the moth, the two iridescent eyes.
I must say the last stanza was my favorite, to twist it to a writers point of view.

 Comment Written 02-Mar-2017


reply by the author on 03-Mar-2017
    Very many thanks for your kind words about my poem, Kerry. Much appreciated! Best wishes, Tony
Comment from sunnilicious
Excellent
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It's like the vampire of butterflies for the clothes closet. Lol. Really now, good poem. Well thought out and nicely written. Good visual imagery created. Nice rhythmic flow. Great work.

 Comment Written 02-Mar-2017


reply by the author on 03-Mar-2017
    Very many thanks for your kind words about my poem, Sunnilicious. Much appreciated! Best wishes, Tony
    p.s. Those clothing moths and pantry moths are quite another matter! I should have treated them much less kindly!
Comment from krys123
Exceptional
This work has reached the exceptional level

Greetings and cheers, Tony;
-this well acclaimed and licensed poem is truly a miraculous and exceptionally well composed piece of poetry has lifted my spirit with an exuberant understanding of all well this poem is really written.
-The well-placed rhymings are all contingent to the meaning and concept of each and every line therefore making and helping the rhythm flow smoothly throughout the writing.
-The well-placed metrical metering of each line helps with the flow of the enjambment which also flow smoothly throughout the writing without a hiccup for a syntactical break in the reading and the writing of this poem.
-I truly enjoyed the reading of this poem and this poetic form and thought to be 1 of the best forms I have read in quite some time.
-Thank you for sharing and posting this, Tony, and take care and have a good one especially with the one you love and care for.
Alex

 Comment Written 02-Mar-2017


reply by the author on 03-Mar-2017
    Very many thanks for your kind words about my poem, Alex, and for the six stars. Much appreciated! Best wishes, Tony
reply by krys123 on 08-Mar-2017
    You're very welcome, Tony.
    Alex