Comments : This Thunderous Hall

  • 8 months ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Good heavens, that wine last night must have been strong. I wake up, log onto P n Q and find Darren rhyming. Nay, these drunkard's eyes deceive me...

    Nominated and not just because it rhymes, but because it's excellently written.

    • 8 months ago

      by Darren

      Thanks Ben, yep one of those rare rhyming poems from me.

      Just felt fitting with the subject.

    • 8 months ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Well done, Darren; glad to see this on the front page

  • 8 months ago

    by Michael

    Nicely written Darren, and a lovely tribute to a church that brings you many memories

    Michael :)

    • 8 months ago

      by Darren

      Cheers Michael

  • 8 months ago

    by BOB GALLO


    this piece is exactly the way it should be therefore you think you have heard or seen it before. I mean it is so complete.

    • 8 months ago

      by Darren

      Thanks Bob

  • 8 months ago

    by Em (marmite)

    Wow Darren absolutely loved this not just for its rarity of a 'Darren rhyming piece' but the sheer joy it brought to my evening, thank you

  • 8 months ago

    by Poet on the Piano

    I was not expecting the rhyme either (it would be like me rhyming haha), but it worked so well here. Elegant and brimming with almost an awe and wonder of the many betrothals and stories of love that have echoed in that hall. There's a sort of glory in knowing this church will stand the test of time, so to speak, and also in those it welcomes, believers or not.

  • 8 months ago

    by Jamie

    Congrats on the win

    • 8 months ago

      by Darren

      Thanks Jamie

  • 8 months ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    Congratulations, Darren. Claire and I love walking around an old church. There's something about the old timbers that speak to a part of me/us.
    Well done.

    • 8 months ago

      by Darren

      Thanks Mr D, I just love history in general, drives the wife mad.

  • 8 months ago

    by Em (marmite)

    Judging comment: This Thunderous Hall by Darren points 7 - A very special piece in my eyes which brings out the beauty of this wonderful structure through art, something that makes it even more beautiful is the rhyming used because it makes the pace of the piece perfect in my opinion.

  • 8 months ago

    by CJ Maleney

    Judges comments

    This Thunderous Hall (by Darren) 4 points

    I really liked this piece by Darren. To start with I wasn't sure where it was leading but it all falls into place rather nicely.

    I'm not massively religious but on the odd occasion that I do attended places of worship I do feel an odd sense of peace and am always in awe of the craftsmanship that went into the building of such places. It's also true, that you can almost feel the history seeping into your bones.

    That Darren manages to entwine the the history of such a place to his own special moment is quite brilliant.