I don't know where or how I should start, so mind me not if my comment will be all rambling. I swear I have no words this time around and not because it is a 'thank you' for myself, no, not at all. I loved it for too many reasons that I will try to reveal, hopefully, in here.
I know we haven't known each other for too long but I know, feel and love you. You, too, are an inspiration for me. More than words can describe. It might not be evident to you how much I loved this piece but to me? This poem brought me almost to tears because, and in brief, we sometimes feel too alike. I, too, try to perfect my metaphors so that people wouldn't read me 'lame' or unappreciate my emotions. But I assure you that everytime I write a poem that is so heartfelt and not over-worded with complications, I see people even more impressed. Always be true, in your poetry, in every detail, Xanthe, beause no matter how truth can really be bitter, it will always stay the best to ever confess. Not being a know-it-all, just telling you what 'I' think and believe. Just trying to convince you that perfection ONLY exists in those tiny imperfections that we often try to avoid. Every single part of this poem meant too much to me. Everything, without any exception.
'This poem will fly like a phoenix without fire
but it will lighten up your day
better than a thousand suns.'
Isn't it too rude if I told you now that I feel proud that I was the inspiration of this? lol. I SO loved the image of a phoenix without fire yet lighting and bright. It did lighten up my day, when I read your PM amidst 32 other PMs, I couldn't resist replying, I couldn't help it, I showed it to my sister, I kept reading it, I began to open my phone and re-read it, everytime I went to the bathroom to fix up my make-up, lol, I swear! I also LOVE how you mentioned Jasmines, you know that it is my ever favorite thing in Damascus, our capital is called 'the city of Jasmines' because it is famous for the white and pink kinds that you rarely find in any other land. Thank you for tucking it into my hair and painting me a silly grin on my silly face. :)
Thank YOU for everything, Xanthe, for this poem, for making my birthday even more special, for inspiring me to become a better poetess, for your friendship, for existing in my life, for being the lovely person you are. Thank you very much.
You should see the silly grin on my face now. I don't know what else to say..
Thank you, I'm beyond glad to know I have a friend like you too. Through poetry, I feel I too, know you.
I wish we could 'favorite' comments :D
I have nothing to say in this poem but to appreciate it and I'm happy that every one of us here getting to know each other better and well become friends..especially to you, Xanthe...you have many friends here now...when I read the message of Noura, oh I am happy for you and happy that this site help us to be more comfort to each other..maybe it is not about the poems or the comments/criticism that we share to each other but more than that the friendship that gradually growing in our hearts although we are afar from each other, you know we came from different countries....but, now I feel like that we are near to each other...maybe it's like Jasmine(the flower I mean) that blooms little by little to grow it as a beautiful flower when the right season comes. That's why I really enjoy in this site coz I found some special special friends here..maybe special person that inspired me a lot and taught me how be a good poet, hehe..like you, Xanthe..as I said like Sappho, like Lucero for her brilliant suggestions to my poem, lol and Max of course, haha! And the last is Nuora coz I really inspired in her poems..a lot....Well, I just end my comments here..I'm so dramatic today,haha!
Wooow thats sooo sweet:) Someone told me poems that come straight from the heart, are better than those that are filled with metaphors, and I completely agree this is really AWESOME. I love reading such dedications, they always bring a smile to my face.
I can see that your friendship is really strong. This poem is precious, I wish you always stay friends, forever..:)
This is soooooooo beautiful!!!! I love this dedication to Noura is so sweet! I'm so glad that writing about someone helped you break out of a darkness stage you write about, this was amazing.
5 years ago
T_T. Everyone is so emocional and I love both comments, Noura's and mery's. I don't nominate them just because they are not in a poem format but I would if I could.