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Fun With Words

Given a sporting chance, it's all a game!

14 total reviews 
Comment from Diana L Crawford
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such a wonderful expression of the joy of words! the talent you exude is remarkable. you should be on the world stage with this work! you have a gift like no other! :) xoxo

 Comment Written 18-Sep-2019


reply by the author on 18-Sep-2019
    I'm pleased you like this poem - it was fun to write and it shows.
    Your praise is heady. If ever I need a boost I shall ask you to write me a sentence or two... that would be a real picker-upper, just as your words here are. Thank you. xx
reply by Diana L Crawford on 18-Sep-2019
    Anytime you need uplifted, you just let me know xoxo
reply by the author on 18-Sep-2019
    Spoken like a true friend. xx
reply by Diana L Crawford on 18-Sep-2019
    xoxoxo
Comment from pome lover
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well, this is just wonderful and you deserve to win. You do play well with words. :) Lyenochka is right.
And delightfully, too. Fun to read verses. neat descriptions. Congratulations in advance!
Pome lover

 Comment Written 16-Sep-2019


reply by the author on 17-Sep-2019
    Thanks for your wonderful review... and your optimism regarding the contest!
Comment from Katherine M. Kean
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This is a fantastic poem. I'm glad you stored up the comment that drove its genesis. I especially liked all the words in the first two verses that described the words (if that makes sense). Good luck with the contest.

 Comment Written 15-Sep-2019


reply by the author on 17-Sep-2019
    Thanks so much for your very positive response to this poem. I appreciate your comments and good wishes.
Comment from Louise Michelle
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I thoroughly enjoyed reading this. Your meter was spot on and you chose your rhyming words well. No forced rhymes here - and the humor made this even more enjoyable. Oh, and did I mention I loved the originality in this piece? Well, I'm mentioning it now, haha. Well, here's a six to show you how much I enjoyed reading this. Hugs, Lou

 Comment Written 29-Aug-2019


reply by the author on 29-Aug-2019
    How grateful I am for your wonderful review! Thank you Louise.
Comment from Sugarray77
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I love your choice of sports ~ cricket~ to showcase how words bounce and jiggle around until you catch hold and turn them into a masterpiece. Well done on the construction and fun approach with this verse.

Melissa

 Comment Written 28-Aug-2019


reply by the author on 29-Aug-2019
    Thanks for your review. I'm leased you enjoyed my poem.
Comment from Janice Canerdy
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WOW! I'm so glad I'm not out of sixes. This poem is so skillfully-written, descriptive, entertaining, and delightful. I love the anapestic meter; you have made superb use of it--and figurative language--to describe the power of words. BRAVO

 Comment Written 28-Aug-2019


reply by the author on 28-Aug-2019
    Oh boy! What a wonderful review! Thank you so much. I looked up what anapestic meter is and it's all gobbledygook to me, it mentioned dactyls as well (they sound like prehistoric monsters) - my poetry just comes out as it feels then I polish it a bit so it sounds right.
Comment from Henry King
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This is an outstanding display of using words, as you say, to laugh and cry. I like that you used the historic sporting event of the first recorded game of cricket between women to support your poem. Your work is timely given the problems women's football is having with equality. Well done.

 Comment Written 28-Aug-2019


reply by the author on 28-Aug-2019
    What a terrific review - thank you so much. I have been interested in the publicity about women's sport and equality. In that cricket historic item I included in author notes I was intrigued by the mention that it was probably a woman who came up with the action of overarm bowling. Women have been 'playing from the sidelines', second fiddle, for long enough probably.
reply by Henry King on 28-Aug-2019
    You are very welcome.
Comment from robyn corum
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Dear Mystery Poet,

I'm not quite sure what the poem has to do with cricket, except for all the batting and beating and catching and twisting, but I ADORED your poem. It made me so happy as I read. Each line flowed beautifully down the page gathering momentum and fun. Love, love, loved it!!!

(PS -- yes, I did read your notes and I did see the part about the last stanza.)

Thanks for the laugh! Good luck!

 Comment Written 28-Aug-2019


reply by the author on 28-Aug-2019
    Super review, thank you Robyn!
Comment from Susan Larson
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Wow! When inspiration visited you it stayed all week! And you fed it well!This is such a delightful buffet of everything. Puns, metaphors, personification, and plain old poetic license. This prancey and dancey poem deserves to win the contest.

 Comment Written 28-Aug-2019


reply by the author on 28-Aug-2019
    I have a very hungry inspiration - it gobbles up pretty much everything as fodder, which is why this poem has such a collection of mixed metaphors! Thanks for your brilliant rating.
Comment from Kathleen S.
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A very enjoyable read. Your muse is playful, and a bit witty, and doth speak to other muses of possibilities. Great job, a poem for readers and writers and poets to enjoy.

 Comment Written 28-Aug-2019


reply by the author on 28-Aug-2019
    Thanks for your lovely review!