Comments : My Lenore

  • 2 months ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    Your writing is pure excellence. This tale of Lenore is more like a folk song, as it reads so well.
    I'm keen to know if Lenore is a real or fictional. Is Lenore an earth spirit or some ghost of the wood? Was Lenore a name on a bench plaque? I often think writing about such a person.
    Great work, Ben.

    • 2 months ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Thanks, Michael. The name is taken from Poe's work, but the content is open to interpretation. I'm not entirely sure of the details myself!

      Thanks again and all the best as ever

  • 2 months ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    More fodder from the mad archives, right?

    • 2 months ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Something like that. I don't much believe in ghosts, but I did have a strange experience walking once. I suppose that partially inspired this.

  • 2 months ago

    by (Olwin ) Lee Mcdonald

    Very captivating... An excellent write Ben! :)

    ..... I would nominate this one if I could! :/

    • 2 months ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Thank you, Olwin and don't worry about nominating.

      All the best

  • 2 months ago

    by Star

    This is beautiful, you really are an expert with words Ben :)

    • 2 months ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Thank you, STAR and if I am, at least I am an expert in something!

      All the best

  • 2 months ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    Your writes are excellent Ben. You have a way with words. All the very best to you

    • 2 months ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Thanks so much, Dagmar. All the best as ever.

  • 2 months ago

    by Milly Hayward

    Wow....What a wonderful tale made all the more haunting by the repeated refrain. You have an amazing way with words in poetry and so can imagine you would also be great at writing short stories too. Another masterpiece perfect in every way. Milly x

    • 2 months ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Thanks, Milly and then you for the lovely words. As for short stories, I'm not sure I have the patience...

  • 2 months ago

    by Everlasting

    Lovely, Poe came to mind when I read the title.
    Well done.

    • 2 months ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Thanks, Lucero. The name Lenore was definitely a nod to Poe.

  • 2 months ago

    by CRAFTY KEN

    Wonderful write, I agree with Milly about the repeated refrain, I still see her eyes and her porcelain skin;
    I still feel her presence, without and within, these are such deeply felt expressed emotions! With all the lines, devotion is kept to the rhyming. Well done Ben, I bow to you as an outstanding Poet.
    Added to my Favorites, glad that it was Nominated!

    • 2 months ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Lovely words, Ken. Thanks very much. All the best to you.

  • 2 months ago

    by Brenda

    Ben, loved this. I really like your repeat line. It's dark yet holding out for hope that his Lenore would come back to him.

    • 2 months ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Thank you, Brenda. But I cannot accept that anything I write is 'dark'. Although...

      Take care and stay well

  • 2 months ago

    by Vanesa

    She promised me I’d be better again.

    Ffffffff that lines. Great read.