Ben, as you know your writes always enthral me and get my poor little brain ticking over and over (can you smell the coggs burning lol) you always seem to say so much in such a short space to be honest. I cant really say much more than this because your words have once again left me pretty speechless because of how beautiful even (if saddening) they are. The only bad thing I have to say is that you left it until today (when I had used all my votes) to post yet another beauty.
As for the nomination, don't worry about that. Being part of the contest is always nice, but it's the poetry that counts, isn't it? A piece is either good or bad, enjoyable or not - nothing changes that.
I think you have been reading some more Burns? This is really beautiful, such an old style charm to it with your well chosen words...a simply stunning piece!! I wanted to nominate this poem but the nomination button is not there...I did check to see if someone had beaten me to it but, I don't see it on the list. The poem is less than a week old so it should still be eligible. I though Janis had fixed the old problem with the love poems category? Maybe I'm just jet lagged...I'll come back to it later and see if I can nominate it.
Thanks, Hellon, but don't worry too much about the nomination. It could be because it was posted in the last nominations cycle but either way, it's not important. It means more to me that people read it and enjoy it. Take care.
9 months ago
Ben.....fella....mate......why is it that when I read a poem of yours lately i just want to cuss you out lol in all seriousness, this is a truly wonderful poem, technically and emotionally it's all there your word choice is fantastic, imagery is ALL there and your voice is this is very interesting as it is both strong and weak but certain. I think that this is one of my favourite writes from you to date, immediately it was stored into my favourite for eating later!
I will agree with the Ladies that If this hadn't been voted I would have voted it in to the weekly contest because I genuinly think this should be on the front page for members and cyber travellers alike to see (I know we both have the same view on poems being nominated, but my friend on this occasion it defo should be there)
A sad write but one with a hint of hope which I really like in poems of this nature, there's something about the characteristics of a poem (Any melon-conic or sad write) that starts in the grey and ends with some light...I don't know maybe i'm just rambling i hope that makes sense.