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Summertime

Ned sits and watches

28 total reviews 
Comment from tony bronk
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I WISH I HAD SIX STARS! I love this poem of yours! Ijust relaxed and read it slowly and gently and enjoyed myself. You captured the spirit of the man and his environment so well! I could quote every line. I want to keep an eye on you. Chose me please, after the contest, when you can identify yourself, okay? Please? Outstanding! Tony

 Comment Written 07-Mar-2018


reply by the author on 08-Mar-2018
    Thank you for your great review. It came first in the competition. Cheers. Jen.
reply by tony bronk on 08-Mar-2018
    Congrats When and where was the vote.? I just came back after a long time out and i forgot a lot. i wanted to vote for you, too! But, I am glad you won/ Where does and when does a person vote?Tony You syre deserved it!
reply by the author on 08-Mar-2018
    Go to voting booth via contests or click on my and then scroll down to booth.
Comment from jdrhye
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The imagery is stunning! I love the descriptive words that paint the picture as well as the rhythm that gives the reader the sounds that co exist in the images portrayed. The repeated lines between each stanza returns the reader to the viewer as relaying the characters tone, setting and time. The fact that he is invisible to everyone else around. Poignant! Enjoyed very much!
J

 Comment Written 07-Mar-2018


reply by the author on 07-Mar-2018
    Thank you so much for your great review.
Comment from Boogienights
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I think this is a wonderful rich character study in free verse form, with interesting descriptive language that paints a picture in the minds eye. Thanks for sharing.

 Comment Written 07-Mar-2018


reply by the author on 07-Mar-2018
    Thank you so much for your great revue.
Comment from amada
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Congratulations in winning the free verse contest. I enjoyed your work here and the details, the faded jeans, the jet black hair...it takes the reader to the midst of the adventure.

 Comment Written 05-Mar-2018


reply by the author on 05-Mar-2018
    Thank you so much. I appreciate your great comments.
Comment from RGstar
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I was just about to pay homage to this as my ideas of a winner when reached the bottom and saw your rosette. Fantastic imagery and nostalgia with this. Brings the innocence of life into projection, the simplest of things that we find are now worth their weight in gold, as we are older and would have them again against a million.
Bravo.
My best wishes.
RGstar

 Comment Written 05-Mar-2018


reply by the author on 05-Mar-2018
    Thank you so much for your great review.
Comment from Jean Lutz
Exceptional
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Sigh! Your well penned reflection captures my memories of growing up in the 1940s and 50s in the south. Couldn't wait to escape post depression poverty. Now just days before my 78th birthday how I long to go back to those riches. Congratulations on the well deserved win.

 Comment Written 04-Mar-2018


reply by the author on 05-Mar-2018
    Thank you so much for your great review and super six. J xxx
Comment from Wabigoon
Exceptional
This work has reached the exceptional level

Jenin
Nicely done. Rhythm through repetition. Rocking, watching, swatting. Maybe the only problem I have with it is the last word, "reminiscing." I see how it fits but it also seems a bit out of place. But, that's minor.

Nice poem.
Thanks
Wabigoon/Jeff

 Comment Written 04-Mar-2018


reply by the author on 05-Mar-2018
    Thanks for your grear revue and super six. J xxx
Comment from Mary Hollingsworth
Exceptional
This work has reached the exceptional level

Jenin you certainly do take me back to my childhood days every little detail even to the sweat between the little brown breast when we wanted training bras. I love it every detail even the porch reminds me of when I was a little girl. A beautiful story written in poem form.I love it very authentic

 Comment Written 04-Mar-2018


reply by the author on 05-Mar-2018
    Thank you so much for your great review and super six. Xxx J.
reply by Mary Hollingsworth on 05-Mar-2018
    It was well worth it
Comment from evesayshi
Exceptional
This work has reached the exceptional level

In my opinion, an exceptional free verse poem, beautifully and realistically expressed, in the inimitable style of the poetry master, Walt Whitman - a winning entry in the contest in every way and a winner in an enjoyable read...

 Comment Written 04-Mar-2018


reply by the author on 04-Mar-2018
    I am so pleased you enjoyed it. Thank you so much for the great review and the stars.
reply by evesayshi on 04-Mar-2018
    You are very welcome indeed...Eve
Comment from l.raven
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HI Jen, CONGRATULATIONS on your win...you got my vote...sorry I am so late reviewing it...as I read this poem I had the song Summertime in my head...this poem was written just for me and my family...and the house is close...I love the feel of it...so laid back...I wish those days were back...do very well written sweet girl...and I love the picture...love Linda xxoo

 Comment Written 03-Mar-2018


reply by the author on 04-Mar-2018
    Hi Linda. I am thrilled that you enjoyed my poem. If I was clever enough to transfer music from you tube to accompany my poem, they would be "Summertime" and "Walk on the wild side" but I can't do tnat. Thank you, my friend. Love and hugs Jen. X
reply by l.raven on 04-Mar-2018
    you are so welcome Jen...love to ya...xxoo