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The Moth

A poem in ballad measure

59 total reviews 
Comment from lyenochka
Exceptional
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This reads so beautifully in rhythm and the flow of the words are so smooth! The very common event of a moth landing on the window at night is given a greater perspective as the poet gives us pause to think about our own ephemeral nature pondering the "filtered firmament" of our own minds.

 Comment Written 01-Mar-2017


reply by the author on 03-Mar-2017
    Very many thanks, Lyenochka. I appreciate your comments and thank you very much, too, for the six stars! Best wishes, Tony
Comment from Ulla
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Hi there,What a lovely poem, and so very well written. The imagery is exquisite and great alliteration as well. A joy to read. All the best. Ulla:))

 Comment Written 01-Mar-2017


reply by the author on 03-Mar-2017
    Very many thanks for your kind words about my poem, Ulla. Much appreciated! Best wishes, Tony
Comment from Just2Write
Exceptional
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And, you have it. My last 6 for the week. Beautiful rhyme meter and flow, Tony. I used to have a phobia about moths which I'm happy to say has been mostly calmed down. If the poet were to open that window, the moth would be fried by the candles flame -- so leaving him on the panel, rather than in pain is a kindly gesture. I love your ballad meter in this, and found myself singing the words as I read along.
Perfect poem in every way a poem can be perfect.
Bravo
Rose

 Comment Written 01-Mar-2017


reply by the author on 03-Mar-2017
    Very many thanks, Rose. I appreciate your comments and thank you very much, too, for the six stars! Best wishes, Tony
Comment from apky
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Touching. This below, I found brilliant:

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

More please....

 Comment Written 01-Mar-2017


reply by the author on 03-Mar-2017
    Very many thanks for your kind words about my poem, Apky. Much appreciated! Best wishes, Tony
Comment from Meia (MESAYERS)
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'but I'll maintain a poet's right
to keep the window closed,
and pen my prisoned thoughts upon
this moonlit moth's repose.'
GOSH this poem has it all, milky moonlight whisperings, it is so perfectly paced and gentle as the flutter of the Moths wings. A virtual six for sure, very well done Meia x

 Comment Written 01-Mar-2017


reply by the author on 03-Mar-2017
    Very many thanks for your kind words about my poem, Meia, and suggestion of six-worthiness. Much appreciated! Best wishes, Tony
Comment from BeasPeas
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What a beautiful poem. Very enjoyable. Outstanding imagery of the delicate moth - "A feathered brush on powdered wing" and "There, painted on its wings outspread, two iridescent eyes." Marilyn


 Comment Written 01-Mar-2017


reply by the author on 03-Mar-2017
    Very many thanks for your kind words about my poem, Marilyn. Much appreciated! Best wishes, Tony
Comment from Jmf4119
Exceptional
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A beautiful ballad for the underappreciated little moth. Some are so beautiful but I too would keep the window closed and keep the little creatures outside.

Lovely rhyme and meter Tony along with good use of alliteration throughout.

Well done.

Blessings
Janet.

 Comment Written 01-Mar-2017


reply by the author on 03-Mar-2017
    Very many thanks, Janet. I appreciate your comments and thank you very much, too, for the six stars! Best wishes, Tony
Comment from royowen
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Beaitfully composed work that rings of great expression and it's a favourite iambic tetrameter/trimester form that suits the songwriting love I have, and I should be going back to. Who would have thought that the humble moth, who is less lauded than its beauteous cousin, would evoke such lovely expression and descriptive expression, well done, Tony, blessings, Roy

 Comment Written 01-Mar-2017


reply by the author on 03-Mar-2017
    Very many thanks for your kind words about my poem, Roy. Much appreciated! Best wishes, Tony
reply by royowen on 03-Mar-2017
    Most welcome
Comment from TAB_that's me
Exceptional
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This ballad form really paints a wonderful picture. Excellent wording, rhyme and meter. Love that last verse! A well deserved six:)

Teresa

 Comment Written 01-Mar-2017


reply by the author on 03-Mar-2017
    Very many thanks for your kind words about my poem, Teresa, and for awarding it six stars. Much appreciated! Best wishes, Tony
Comment from ~Dovey
Exceptional
This work has reached the exceptional level

Hi Tony:

What an exquisite piece. I could spend half a page extolling the virtues of it line by line for the intricacies of your expert ballad meter, alliteration, the consonance of t, d, s, f, p, and m. Your rhyme is in perfect measure.

What a simple subject to evoke such beauty. My favorite stanza has to be the last:

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

Exceptional work and well worthy of the six shiny stars which I've bestowed.

Kim


 Comment Written 01-Mar-2017


reply by the author on 03-Mar-2017
    Very many thanks, Kim. I appreciate your comments and thank you very much, too, for the six stars! Best wishes, Tony