Hi there, I'm catching up on all the comments I didn't post yet when I was judging the weekly contest! Here you go:
"Simply said: this is a very magical poem. I got a soul-searching vibe from this. I loved how nature was embedded deep into the persona, her own body, almost feigning personification. Nature was truly brought to life in this poem and I loved the crisp descriptions. As for the format, I barely noticed anything, which is a good thing because it means that it was easy to read / didn't feel forced. The rhyming might not be "fully correct", as there are mostly half rhymes, but I wasn't bothered by it. Syllable count was also spot on, except I'm not sure about the second stanza's second line, probably because I pronounce "devoured" with 2 syllables only. The only true remark I'd have regarding the format is probably the third stanza's fourth line, where the grammar was adjusted to get 10 syllables (slow should be slowly), but that's just a nitpicky remark as a result of reading more analytically. But like I said, for the casual reader the poems feels nice to read."
I would have given this a 10 if it was written in old English to match the Shakespearean theme.
But to write a sonnet is difficult enough so it gets my 7, Syllable count checked and is correct.
Nice detail throughout as I would expect from Maple tree.
Another one of her poems that takes you on a journey as her words whisper around your ears.