This nature poem has taken on a life of it's own and I truly enjoyed this piece.
Melissa has such a creative and elegant way of expressing herself within poetry.
The metaphoric tone within nature allows the reader to soar in different angles. Starting from the title to the last line. Just lovely!
Melissa has written something short and sweet this week that I enjoyed reading. It is one of those poems that reads and feels like a 'proper' poem. As I was reading it I instantly knew that this was in my top 3. Nature is there all around us and everywhere in our daily lives. Those who choose to stop and take a moment can produce stuff like this. Stanza 3 goes alliteration happy, which I applaud. Stanza 4 hints at a turn in the tone and a reality check all in one. Nice imagery, short sharp stanzas, nice write. 10 points
I really liked this one. The title got me - I love prickly pears. The alliteration used made me start to crave them, a good choice of words there. Just the right length overall and really tells a good story. You've engaged quite a few senses in this poem which is something great and is what I believe the aim of poetry should be. Awesome work and thanks for sharing it with us :)