That is very sweet, Em! No need for nomination really, this is all about my dream of coming to England. And glad that you liked it!
7 months ago
by Ben Pickard
This is superb, Mel, and shows a real knowledge of literature.
As for me, I could hardly help but like it, being a fan of all things 'old English'. I have read the Canterbury Tales, all of Austin's work and most of Shakespeare's; this does them all proud.
This was a VERY pleasant read! It's like something out of a book and the novel references in there make it all the more interesting. The imagery is good and the character is quite lovable. It starts by telling you it's a dream, but by the time you're mid-way through, you forget that as you're taken on this journey. You're then reminded of it being a dream again. You've played that quite well, whether intentional or not, being that we humans like to make the ideal a reality and vise versa. That stuck out to me quite a bit and I think it worked well.
An absolutely beautiful poem. The use of tradition English lifts this already spell-bounding piece even higher. The use of the English language is wonderful, as you stretch the vocabulary, within a beautifully seamless flow. I enjoyed it thoroughly, and am adding it to my favourites.
One tiny thing, though. It is actually Stratford-Upon-Avon. Not that that effects the beauty of this piece.