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Bookend Scholarship

A Shakespearean Sonnet for the contest

65 total reviews 
Comment from Octavia
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Awesome, just stunning. I have an undergraduate degree in philosophy in college and can attest to the fact it's all just mental gyrations leading nowhere.
Like someone wanting to be a good golfer and ONLY studying books on the subject without ever stepping out to actually play on the course. lol
Perfect meter, rhyme and volta. So sorry you didn't win. Who judges these contests anyway? lol
Great work!!

 Comment Written 12-Mar-2018


reply by the author on 14-Mar-2018
    How very kind of you to review this one, Octavia, and to award it six stars. Much appreciated. Although I've not studied philosophy in any great depth I rather agree with your comments. Mental gyrations don't do very much to cure one's slice! You pose an interesting question at the end. I have often wondered who the judges might be!
Comment from Tier V. King
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Good morning, TFawcus: It is great to see that you have posted and I did see that there is another recent post that I will read later. This is another great poem and I could appreciate the photo. You have written a well piece for and about these photos. There is always so much knowledge in you poetry. I shall miss your work. I have posted an exit poem. I hope that you will find time to check it out. It is always a pleasure to read your work. Please have a marvelous day!

 Comment Written 23-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 23-Jan-2018
    Very many thanks for your review, Tier. Much appreciated!
    I'll be sorry to see you leaving the site. Good luck with your future writing!
    Keep warm!
    Best wishes
    Tony
Comment from YNWA
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An excellent entry for the contest Tony, a well written Sonnet which flows beautifully.
A lovely idea for a subject, thoroughly enjoyable read.
Mitchell

 Comment Written 21-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 21-Jan-2018
    Many thanks for dropping by to review, Mitchell. Much appreciated. Best wishes, Tony
Comment from Just2Write
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As always Tony, your words can brighten a dull scene and bring it to life with fresh insight and a new perspective.
I loved the first photo, which no doubt offered a topic on which to write, but your delightful photo of the two ducks beak to beak and forming a heart-shape between them, offered a beautiful opportunity for a perfect close.
Nuthin' to say about meter, except that It's iamb perfect.

 Comment Written 20-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 21-Jan-2018
    Many thanks for dropping by to review, Rose. Much appreciated. Thank you, too, for the six stars and your very kind comments. Best wishes, Tony
Comment from N.K. Wagner
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Tony, a pair of carved wooden ducks is a traditional Korean wedding present. Your English Sonnet extols the virtue of heart over mind. A balance is probably ideal, but pure intellect is a very lonely existence. Your words are wise as well as well presented. Great poem. :) Nancy

 Comment Written 19-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 21-Jan-2018
    Many thanks for dropping by to review, Nancy. Much appreciated. What a charming Korean custom! Best wishes, Tony
Comment from mvbrooks
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I really liked/enjoyed this sonnet. So often, sonnet seems a synonym for "stuffy." That is not the case here where the words seem to dance from one line to the next and the message is clear and easy to agree to and understand.

 Comment Written 19-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 21-Jan-2018
    Many thanks for dropping by to review, Maureen. Much appreciated. Thank you, too, for the six stars and your very kind comments. Best wishes, Tony
Comment from dragonpoet
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This tells us that it is better to be face to face that back to back. Love can only grow when you can get to know each other. Only life can truly teach us about love.

Good luck in the contest.

Keep writing

Joan

 Comment Written 19-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 21-Jan-2018
    Many thanks for dropping by to review, Joan. Much appreciated. Best wishes, Tony
reply by dragonpoet on 21-Jan-2018
    No problem, Tony.

    Joan
Comment from Gulbahar Sidhu
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Hi there!
What a wonderful poem! The battle between the brain and the heart is eternal. More often than not, the heart wins. I strongly wish that heart continues to win forever. Your poem seems to convey the same hope. Congratulations on a great poem.

 Comment Written 19-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 21-Jan-2018
    Many thanks for dropping by to review, Rose. Much appreciated. Thank you, too, for your very kind comments. Best wishes, Tony
Comment from artisart4u
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What would hold the books while they are out to play or did the books get passed on to another generation?

I read about sonnets and you have the syllable count correct as well as the rhyme.

Congratulations on your awards.

 Comment Written 18-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 21-Jan-2018
    Many thanks for dropping by to review, my friend. Much appreciated. Best wishes, Tony
Comment from IndianaIrish
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What a pleasure to read this wonderful poem, Tony! Your photographs are perfect and your use of the bookends to create your moving "duck-tale" is creative and entertain8ng. Your message is memorable. Books and school give us a foundation for life, but it's the experiences of life's adventures which truly are our change to grow with knowledge. Eat wishes in the sonnet contest!
Smiles,
Karyn :-)

 Comment Written 18-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 21-Jan-2018
    Many thanks for dropping by to review, Karyn. Much appreciated. Thank you, too, for the six stars and your very kind comments. Best wishes, Tony