Reviews from

Damsel Spring

a sonnet

41 total reviews 
Comment from June Sargent
Exceptional
This work has reached the exceptional level

I love this tribute to Lady Spring. My garden has perked up in the past two weeks and it is evident this lass is back!

This traipsing lass whose sleeveless stola flaps
about her sandaled feet has sparkling eyes.
With childlike laugh, delightedly she claps
her pale small hands to hush the magpies' cries.

Thank you for painting with words such a beautiful scenario. Winter has finally decided to move on.

 Comment Written 16-May-2019


reply by the author on 16-May-2019
    I am delighted and thrilled you love DAMSEL SPRING so much, June. Indeed, she is back in our neighborhood, too, and I hope she lingers. Many thanks for the kind praise and that galaxy of stars. Rod
Comment from TPAC
Excellent
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A poetic read, smooth inviting statements I found compelling to my interests, touching viewpoints gripping the mind with consideration of probabilities. All stated in my opinion of this write.

 Comment Written 16-May-2019


reply by the author on 16-May-2019
    Thank you, TPAC, for sharing my sonnet. Rod
Comment from Maria Jose Garcia
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I like the way you have personified Spring and Winter in your poem. The artwork is also magnificent.
Spring here in Madrid is brief. We usually go from winter to summer in a day...
Thanks for sharing.

 Comment Written 16-May-2019


reply by the author on 16-May-2019
    I truly appreciate your sharing DAMSEL SPRING, Maria, and hope she lingers in Madrid this year. Rod
Comment from WryWriter
Excellent
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It is at times like this that it ticks me off that I don't have a six star to give. This poem certainly deserves it. All elements present and done beautifully! Superb job!

 Comment Written 16-May-2019


reply by the author on 16-May-2019
    Thank you so much for your very kind praise of DAMSEL SPRING. Rod
Comment from Beri Bee
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Wow! I am so impressed with your command of the iambic pentameter! I read it several times. You have so many beautiful images here too! Old Man winter was a surly guest! Spring is the welcome damsel!

 Comment Written 15-May-2019


reply by the author on 16-May-2019
    Many thanks, Beri Bee, for all the readings of DAMSEL SPRING and your very kind praise. Rod
Comment from duchessofdrumborg
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"Damsel Spring", is an extremely well-written and delightfully descriptive piece. This talented poet's work was a pleasure to both read and review. You KEEP WRITING and I'll KEEP READING. I look forward to seeing your next post.

 Comment Written 15-May-2019


reply by the author on 16-May-2019
    I am delighted you enjoyed reading DAMSEL SPRING, duchess. Many thanks for your very kind praise. Rod
Comment from LisaMay
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What a lovely poem (and a pretty girl to accompany it). It has such lovely imagery and flows so smoothly... I particularly like how the lines run on in the first 2 stanzas (is that called enjambment?). The personification of the seasons works very well.
And because I did Latin in high school, I knew what a stola was!

 Comment Written 15-May-2019


reply by the author on 15-May-2019
    Hi Lisa. I am delighted you made the acquaintance of Damsel Spring and enjoyed the personification. Yes, lines running on is called encampment. Many thanks for sharing. Rod
Comment from royowen
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This is an excellent entry in this sonnet poetry contest Rod. I like the way you present the past and present seasons, the personification of "Surly" old man winter, and the capricious, vibrant sprit of Spring, well done, written in iambic pentameter and ababcdcdefefgg rhyming. The perfect theme, articulate and smooth, good luck, blessings, Roy

 Comment Written 15-May-2019


reply by the author on 15-May-2019
    Thank you so much, Roy, for taking the time to review and comment on DAMSEL SPRING? I truly appreciate your kind praise. Rod
reply by royowen on 15-May-2019
    Most welcome Rod
Comment from Hitcher
Exceptional
This work has reached the exceptional level

Your creative and visually stunning to the minds eye sonnet when read has Impeccable meter and was a joy to read and behold. A refined write friend, I hope it does well in the contest for it would take something amazing to top what you have just presented. An easy 6 : ) Loved it!

 Comment Written 15-May-2019


reply by the author on 15-May-2019
    I am thrilled and honored by this wonderful review of DAMSEL SPRING. I truly appreciate your high praise and those generous stars. Rod
Comment from BeasPeas
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Hi Rod. A lovely sonnet of springtime. A long time coming here in Wisconsin, but getting there. Your post is nicely illustrated and rhymed. Best of luck in the contest. Marilyn

 Comment Written 15-May-2019


reply by the author on 15-May-2019
    Thank you so much, Marilyn, for sharing DAMSEL SPRING and your kind praise. Spring took her sweet time getting to northern Illinous, too, but I hope she lingers. Rod