Comments : Cower

  • 3 months ago

    by Ya----Na

    Once again, no words to describe the beauty of this poem. Loved it. Keep on penning

  • 2 months ago

    by Brenda

    Fascinating write. Loved the imagery you wove into this, especially the creatures scratching at the windows, perhaps your soul they were seeking? How the love of this person gave you strength to face your demons. Gave you a voice again?

    • 2 months ago

      by Daniel

      Thank you both! The woman I guess is mainly representational of courage, but it could easily be a real person, whom ever gives us reason to fight our fears :)

  • 2 months ago

    by BOB GALLO

    It is very poetical. Your words could break the forms and connect only through imagination ( figuratively speaking, for poetry could never get free from words; music yes, already almost did, but word?? is impossible!! The moment that poem free itself from words, it is not poetry anymore, it is sorcery).
    I also found this piece very in-touched with feminine side ( in my humble opinion). If I did not know the writer I would have assumed it was a woman who wrote this. This is a great achievement in my eyes too because only a pure soul, a very versatile poet, could walk across the gender limitations.

    • 2 months ago

      by Daniel

      I’m humbled by your kind comments Bob! I tried to make the voice as gender neutral as possible, so I’m kind of glad you found it feminine. Maybe I should change my name to The Princess ;)

    • 2 months ago

      by BOB GALLO

      Haha that wouldn't be necessary, Name are irrelevant so as genders I guess, in some level of poetical exultation.
      Good answer!! Hope did not get offended.

  • 2 months ago

    by Jamie

    Congrats on your win

    • 2 months ago

      by Daniel

      Thank you dude :)

  • 2 months ago

    by Darren

    Congrats on another win, knocking them out of the park on your return.
    I originally joined the site pretty much the day you left, your name was like folklore. Top of the praised comments and your name uttered on the forums. (which back then was a scary place)
    Glad to see you back and see the legend behind the myth.

    • 2 months ago

      by Daniel

      Hahaha folklore may be a slight exaggeration :P I had always considered returning and I couldn’t have asked for s nicer welcome! Thank you Darren.

  • 2 months ago

    by Poet on the Piano

    It's fascinating how in the second half of the poem, the direction is changed, the tone moves to determined, and I feel a rush of hope. Like you are putting yourself out there among your fears, among what your mind tries to convince you is real. The ending lines actually made me think of agoraphobia. Surrendering to one's body could also be representing anxiety and how our thoughts can try to persuade us we are too weak, that the world is too cruel, that these foul creatures exist. Such strong imagery that portrays the complexity of trying to conquer this fear, of recognizing there is more than the darkness of fear, in knowing there are others who can enliven your spirit. My only qualm was with the line "for an age wolves howl", I couldn't figure out if that should be "an aged wolf"? The "for an age" just sounded awkward aloud but then again it could very obviously be me not understanding lol.

    Anyway, congrats on the win :)

  • 2 months ago

    by Nikkicola

    This is beautiful. I love the message you're portraying in this piece. This piece reminds me of when hopelessness and fear has swallowed me in the past and has taken over every rational thought I had. Then in the end a glimpse of hope shining through in a time you thought it was impossible.

    • 2 months ago

      by Daniel

      I’m glad you enjoyed, and could relate in some way. I hope you always find no monsters at your door :)

  • 1 month ago

    by IdTakeABulletForYou

    Judge's Comment:

    Most of The Prince’s poems appear to be very-much-so open for interpretation; to me, this poem is about someone who doesn’t want to let another person in. To our protagonist, possible lovers end up being “some kind of foul creatures [… at …] the window panes.” He uses wonderful imagery and meticulously perfect word choices to guide us through a dark, gothic setting. Of course, the ending is open to interpretation; although the last couplet highlights that “no creatures were there at all.”, one must also keep in mind that it’s just a possibility upon opening the door. What actually lay outside, neither we nor the protagonist know at this point, but that open ending ends up being both heartwarming and, at the same time, leaving the reader craving for more. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this multiple times.

    -Stephen