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Puddles

A Nove Otto poem for the contest

66 total reviews 
Comment from BeasPeas
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Anna's photos of your granddaughter are a wonderful accompaniment to your poems. She is getting so big now, exploring and discovering. Nicely written Nove Otto which I enjoyed reading. Marilyn

 Comment Written 24-Sep-2017


reply by the author on 27-Sep-2017
    Thanks, Marilyn. I enjoyed reading your very kind comments! Yes, Teagan is growing up fast and promising to be quite a live wire! Best wishes, Tony
reply by BeasPeas on 27-Sep-2017
    At our age, all kids are live wires. LOL!
reply by the author on 27-Sep-2017
    LOL - isn't that the truth!
Comment from mermaids
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I like the feel and flow of your words and the taking back to childhood that your poem evokes in the reader. Excellent poetic form that has a sense of whimsy and fun to it. Congrats on second place.

 Comment Written 15-Sep-2017


reply by the author on 16-Sep-2017
    What a lovely review, Mermaids. Thank you very much for your congratulations! Best wishes, Tony
Comment from LIJ Red
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I won't look up the nove otto form specifics, because this poem deserves an excellent at any rate. I am confident that it adheres to the rules, and the artwork is exactly right.

 Comment Written 15-Sep-2017


reply by the author on 15-Sep-2017
    Many thanks, Red, for your review of "Puddles". Appreciated. Best wishes, Tony
Comment from pome lover
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that is just too cute. You have obviously watched a grandchild do that. Perhaps grandpa jumped in, too?
great poem, depicting the predictable magnetism of a puddle to a child - (reflections are s'posed to be messed up, aren't they?)
Perfect accompanying picture, too.
Fun read.
pome lover

 Comment Written 13-Sep-2017


reply by the author on 15-Sep-2017
    Many thanks, Katharine, for your review of "Puddles". Appreciated. Best wishes, Tony
Comment from Just2Write
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Loved this. CONGRATS on your 2nd place finish. This Nove-Otto is fun and truly captures the delight of children and their marvelous POF on puddles.
Heather Rose

 Comment Written 12-Sep-2017


reply by the author on 13-Sep-2017
    Very many thanks, Heather Rose. Glad you enjoyed it. I very much appreciate your kind words. Most affirming! Best wishes, Tony
Comment from RGstar
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I am a bit behind.
Not usual for me to give six stars to a shorty, unless it reaches a mark of excellence in the departments that bind the poem. This is simply told but has an underlined meaning that even go far beyond the child, even though the child is in focus. Brilliant. The form didn't interfere with the projection of the poem...and so should be.
Well done, Tony.
My best wishes.
RG

 Comment Written 11-Sep-2017


reply by the author on 11-Sep-2017
    A bit behind? Aren't we all! Thanks very much for taking the time to drop by and review this and for your generous award of six stars. Much appreciated. Best wishes, Tony
Comment from Ideasaregems-Dawn
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To be sure, "when life's a game it makes more sense", and it's a blessed man who has little people around to remind him not to take life too seriously, to be filled with the joy and wonder around him. That's what your charming poem says to me, Tony. :)) (Thank you for reminding me how "when all the world seems grey and dark" there's still joy to be found if we only look...)

 Comment Written 11-Sep-2017


reply by the author on 11-Sep-2017
    Many thanks, Dawn. They certainly help to keep one feeling young!
Comment from Giddy Nielsen-Sweep
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Oh, this is lovely, Tony. A happy poem about children playing in puddles, and they do jump right in. How lovely to be so uninhibited. Life should be a game more often, I agree. LOL. Good luck in the Nove Otto competition, Giddy

 Comment Written 09-Sep-2017


reply by the author on 11-Sep-2017
    Many thanks, Giddy. They certainly help to keep one feeling young!
Comment from barbara.wilkey
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You have been hanging around my first grade class, haven't you? This years class seem to thing all they need to do is play, which isn't a bad thing except we have a very rigorous curriculum. I wish we could spend the day having fun.

 Comment Written 09-Sep-2017


reply by the author on 11-Sep-2017
    Thanks, Barbara. I have certainly looked in on quite a few first grade classes in my time, having been the deputy head of a Junior School for many years! I am in awe of those who teach at this level. Tailoring activities to the attention span of the children is no mean feat.
Comment from Bichon
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A very good poem with a youthful tone. I enjoyed reading this and you did well with matching these behaviours over puddles with the childlike innocence.

 Comment Written 09-Sep-2017


reply by the author on 11-Sep-2017
    Thanks, Bichon. I appreciate your review and kind words. Best wishes, Tony