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!
11 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.