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Reflection in Time

Looking back...

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Comment from Dolly'sPoems
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I like the sentiments here and we must look after ourselves and have respect for ourselves so that we can love others and here the reflection means everything, much enjoyed, love Dolly x

 Comment Written 20-Jan-2020


reply by the author on 20-Jan-2020
    absolutely, if we cannot love ourselves first, how can we offer love to anyone else. appreciate you like this one! xoxo
Comment from judiverse
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It's like this woman is looking at her youthful self, thinking of all she had to look forward to--friends, love to come, studies. A young person doesn't know what lies ahead, but the older person can look back, and see what's to come in the future. Excellent reflection, and a wonderful job with your rhyme and flow. judi

 Comment Written 19-Jan-2020


reply by the author on 19-Jan-2020
    Thanks so much! I thought I?d take a different approach than that of an older woman looking into mirror and seeing younger woman! This picture allowed me to do just that! Appreciate your time! xoxo
reply by judiverse on 20-Jan-2020
    You're welcome. That was the greatest picture. It fit your poem perfectly. judi
reply by the author on 20-Jan-2020
    Sometimes, it just comes together lol! xoxo
Comment from crzypnter
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I really enjoyed reading your well crafted poem, and have to wonder which came first, the picture or the poem. The picture is perfect for your write as she looks into the eyes of a loving heart. Thank you for sharing. God bless
August

 Comment Written 19-Jan-2020


reply by the author on 19-Jan-2020
    Thank you! I had an idea of how I wanted the poem to read, but definitely when I found the picture, the poem crafted itself in detail from there. Appreciate your encouraging feedback and God bless you also! xoxo
Comment from JLR
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A very soul-filled look into the unknown variables of what is ahead, what mysteries to be uncovered, what heartaches and romances with light the flame of eternal joy. Very strong poetic voice! A true pleasure to read! thank you for sharing your gift.

 Comment Written 19-Jan-2020


reply by the author on 19-Jan-2020
    Thank you so much for your uplifting comment! It means so much to me that you appreciate this piece! xoxo
Comment from Mark D. R.
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Diana,

Your much longer verse captures the essence of this artwork in a different way than my 3/27/19 contest post, Woman Sees her Future in a Mirror.

Among all your good phrases, I especially like your ending two lines.

Thanks for that peek today!

Mark


 Comment Written 19-Jan-2020


reply by the author on 19-Jan-2020
    That post would have been before I started here! So you used this picture, too? Loved this image! I?ll have to go search for yours! Thank you for reading! xoxo
Comment from rama devi
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Lovely reflective write (literally!) What a perfect artwork for this theme. Did you pick the picture first or after? Just curious! Good rhymes and flow.

Couple of suggestions:

I think of all the love to come,(no , )
and all the friends that she will meet.
The parties that she'll dress up for,(no ,)
and studies that she will complete.


No comma after conjunctions if the latter clause is 'dependent'.


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She can't see me in this mirror,
the future's still to her unknown;



I suggest alternative punctuation for the above:

She can't see me in this mirror;
the future's still, to her, unknown.


(If you choose to make that change, the the second to last line would also need a cap as a new sentence).

FAVORITE LINES:
if I could share one thing with her,
I'd thank her for the love she's shown.


Those are the best two lines and they make a perfect ending note. I would highlight them by making them a single sentence (start with a cap).

Enjoyed this. Especially the message of giving love.
Love,
rd

 Comment Written 19-Jan-2020


reply by the author on 19-Jan-2020
    Thank you Rami! I agree with your suggestions and will work on those today! I am sorry that I don?t have an review nominations left until first of month, so please forgive. Your help is sincerely appreciated. And I wrote after I found picture. I saw a lot with old woman looking in mirror and young woman reflection, but I thought this one offered a unique perspective to write from! xoxo
reply by rama devi on 19-Jan-2020
    HOw wonderful you found the perfect pic!
    Thanks for your nomination thought. So many people forget about those. I'm glad you're using yours up...we need more good reviewers to be encouraged!

    Warmly, rd

    rd xxoo
reply by the author on 19-Jan-2020
    I just wish they gave just a few nominations to give; so many help me, and I couldn?t have grown as much as I have over the last 7 months without you all. xoxo
reply by rama devi on 19-Jan-2020
    xxoo
Comment from Sally Law
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I see the same reflection. I'm glad I have inward beauty as do you. It seems to make all the difference as we age. To me, true beauty is a loving heart shining from the eyes. I see this in you, dear poetress.
Sending you my best today as always,
Sal xoxoxo

 Comment Written 19-Jan-2020


reply by the author on 19-Jan-2020
    Blushing here!!! Thank you Sally and I see same in you! I saw pics with old woman looking in at young woman, but it would not carry the same perspective from which to write! Hope you enjoy more fair weather today my friend! xoxo
reply by Sally Law on 19-Jan-2020
    A sincere compliment from me to you. xoxoxo
Comment from seken58
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Hi Diana,
Hindsight and... foresight both have tales to tell and how fitting that you have captured this so well in both verse and image.
My younger self was fortunate to not know what the future held in store but just as your ageing image tells, I now realise I needed to be both to become who I am today.
Blessings
Shirley

 Comment Written 19-Jan-2020


reply by the author on 19-Jan-2020
    I found pictures of old woman looking in at young woman but this perspective just didn?t match what this picture did. Thank you so much for appreciating! xoxo
Comment from kiwigirl2821
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It's so true this write Diana. We had the opportunities but did we always have the courage? Our future selves would have been so helpful and maybe we wouldn't waste time on things that ended up meaning not a thing. Great writing my girl. xoxo Kiwi

 Comment Written 19-Jan-2020


reply by the author on 19-Jan-2020
    I loved this picture because it offered the opportunity to write from a different perspective. A young person could never truly see their older self with so much life in front of them! Thank you for stopping and appreciating! Been missing you! Hope you are well! xoxo
Comment from CrystieCookie999
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I like the idea that an older self can think of all the things in the past which have not happened yet to a younger self, such as friends and parties, class studies, etc. Sounds like one idea is to thank the younger self for love she has shown. Nice post.

 Comment Written 19-Jan-2020


reply by the author on 19-Jan-2020
    Thank you so much! I like the perspective which this picture offered. xoxo