Comments : To Paint The Crowd With Roses

  • 4 months ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    Nominated

  • 4 months ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Thank you, Dagmar

  • 4 months ago

    by Brenda

    Breathtakingly beautiful Ben!

  • 4 months ago

    by Em (marmite)

    Ben this is extremely delicately delivered and so beautifully done that it moved me.

    Title - it makes one wonder why you'd perform such an act - is it a little like seeing through rose tinted glasses? That was my initial thought anyway.

    1/ An extremely relatable stanza especially as winter brings along with it for many of us the winter blues and sets off depression/anxiety but once the first sight of blossoming flowers is seen and spring is just around the corner it sets of a positive vibe of new growth to some of us and it makes us realise that life isn't so bleak. The imagery is fantastic and makes me think of a bitterly cold yet warming day (due to the sun shining) where a person can see blossoming flowers and smiles thinking to oneself “life just got abit better”

    2/ Fabulous rhyming here as always the imagery again is sublime and makes one think that though there's lightning probably in one's head that you're putting the bad times away and offering a sorry at things you may have done/said in the ‘dark days’ (winter months) due to the blues.. I like how you say remorse as it states you're sorry for what you've done/said but not regretful which on my opinion makes one feel you've turned a corner.

    3/ Again this stanza calls out to me “things may not always be bright but I'll make the most of them anyway without regret” and rightly so as they say no use spilling over spilt milk.

    4/ And here we have it the answer to why “you'd paint the crowd with roses” because you are not letting bad, dark times get in the way of better times.

    A fabulous piece of which I'm glad has been nominated.
    All the best. X

  • 4 months ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    You can't keep a good man down and the hardiest roses are borne of tough times. Brilliant Ben, really :-) x
    =^.^=

  • 4 months ago

    by Milly Hayward

    Breathtakingly beautiful. It really is about time you published that book so we could all go out and buy a copy. I don't want to lose a single one of your wonderful poems. Best wishes Milly x

    • 4 months ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Thank you, Milly...as for publishing, I don't think I could cope with the disappointment when not a single copy is sold!

    • 4 months ago

      by Milly Hayward

      Ben I would definitely buy a copy and I'm pretty dam sure they would sell. All you have to do is send a bunch into a publisher in the right format what have you got to lose?

    • 3 months ago

      by Tony

      Compile them, get a copywrite, and then send to a publisher. I'd buy one

  • 4 months ago

    by Wuggleberry

    This is amazing :)

  • 4 months ago

    by Michael

    Lovely Ben,

    reads like a sonnet, a smooth and wonderful flow about your yearning for sunny days.... its slowly on the way

    Michael

  • 4 months ago

    by Karen Montegrande

    this one is really nice, when i'm reading it i feel like singing

  • 4 months ago

    by Sinners gospel

    Ben, omg, still thr an evolution left in u! You are already on front page every other week & uor words r like petals of a rose.

    • 4 months ago

      by Ben Pickard

      S g - your own writing isn't too shoddy either, good sir. And I believe your own name has been highlighted a fair bit recently.

      Take care

    • 4 months ago

      by Sinners gospel

      There is no such format of poetry in which you can't write. I think the only evolution that is left is when in near future poets write a sonnet and will name it, Pickard sonnet instead of Shakespeare.

  • 4 months ago

    by Ben Pickard

    I doubt that, SG but thank you!

  • 3 months ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    Congrats on your win Ben

  • 3 months ago

    by mossgirl19

    Congrats on your win, Ben!

  • 3 months ago

    by naaz

    Congratulations Ben!

  • 3 months ago

    by Scott Cole

    Congratulations on ur win!!!!!

  • 3 months ago

    by Mark

    Congratulations Ben! Great piece

    • 3 months ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Thanks, Mark and the same to you!

  • 3 months ago

    by Tony

    You need no congratulations here Ben. This is an amazing piece that showcases not only your amazing skill as a poet, but also the ability to recover and continue forward (if the metaphors are to be taken literally).

    You truly are a master of your craft. Added to favorites

    • 3 months ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Thanks so much, Tony; much appreciated.

  • 3 months ago

    by Hales

    This is absolutely stunning! The imagery, the warmth of the words in every line.. Ben, You truly took my breath away!!

  • 3 months ago

    by ElegantRose

    There are no words. I started reading this and it really drew me in. When I got to the end I was blew away. All I could think was, wow! It's mind blowing.

    • 3 months ago

      by Ben Pickard

      I'm glad you enjoyed it, ER - thank you

  • 3 months ago

    by Ren

    Breathtaking, Ben. Congrats on the win! I hope you continue to bless us with your gorgeous writing.

    Take care!