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by ShelleyA
Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Spring haiku
Replies: 5
Views: 3792

Re: Spring haiku

Simply beautiful. A skillfully crafted traditional haiku string. Perfect 5/7/5 syllabic form. Vivid imagery and descriptives. You paint a picture of springtime that any reader can appreciate and see in their mind's eye. Lovely depth of feeling. Good word choice. Well penned and a most enjoyable read...
by ShelleyA
Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Cousins ~ haibun
Replies: 2
Views: 2342

Re: Cousins ~ haibun

A beautiful write about your childhood memories. A skillfully crafted halibun. Vivid imagery and descriptives. Lovely depth of feeling. Good word choice. Well penned and a most enjoyable read. Write on.
by ShelleyA
Mon Oct 03, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Fascination
Replies: 4
Views: 2511

Re: Fascination

A beautiful write about the autumn season. Melodious and heartwarming. Well crafted verse which I enjoy. Vivid imagery. Good color and shade in your wording that promotes and evokes emotion. You paint a picture that any reader can appreciate. Flow is good as is the line to line transition and breaks...
by ShelleyA
Mon Oct 03, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Can I count on love?
Replies: 4
Views: 2784

Re: Can I count on love?

A beautiful write about love and what it means in a relationship. Heartfelt and thoughtful. Well crafted rhyming poetry which I enjoy. Good flow and line to line transition and breaks. Very nice rhythm. Rhyming is done well. Lovely depth of feeling. Well penned and a much enjoyed read. Write on.
by ShelleyA
Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Where Life Happens
Replies: 6
Views: 2985

Re: Where Life Happens

Thanks Tom. I appreciate your comment.
by ShelleyA
Fri Sep 30, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Faraway
Replies: 3
Views: 2507

Re: Faraway

Hi Stella. A beautiful write about memories of love. Heartfelt and introspective. Good imagery and descriptives. Good flow and line to line transition and breaks. Nice rhythm. Deep expression of emotion; sensual, yet there's a sense of sadness and pain. Good word choice as is the use of repetition f...
by ShelleyA
Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Where Life Happens
Replies: 6
Views: 2985

Re: Where Life Happens

Thanks Stella and Cindy. I appreciate your comments.
by ShelleyA
Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Fluttering Autumn Leaves
Replies: 4
Views: 2903

Re: Fluttering Autumn Leaves

A beautiful write about the 'dance' of autumn leaves. I like the magic and whimsy of this piece. Lovely depth of feeling and a heartfelt and most enjoyable read.
by ShelleyA
Sat Sep 03, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Where Life Happens
Replies: 6
Views: 2985

Where Life Happens

Plop... a drop captured in a sea of time and space, ripples that will touch many lives, sometimes insignificantly yet barely noticed— for others it's life changing, cause and effect, a force that moves one in ways that were never expected, affects that echo into the future in which control is lost; ...
by ShelleyA
Sat Sep 03, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: The Caress ~ haibun
Replies: 3
Views: 2304

Re: The Caress ~ haibun

A beautiful write and skillfully crafted haibun. Vivid imagery. Deep expression of emotion. Poignant. Well penned and a much enjoyed read. Write on.
by ShelleyA
Sat Sep 03, 2016 6:21 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: The Cherub
Replies: 8
Views: 3817

Re: The Cherub

A beautiful write. Skillfully crafted free verse which I enjoy. Vivid imagery. Your words took me to this place. Lovely depth of feeling. Powerful. Well penned. Write on.
by ShelleyA
Wed Jul 27, 2016 5:39 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: A Summer Day
Replies: 4
Views: 2711

Re: A Summer Day

Thanks Stella, Cindy and Colleen. I appreciate your comments. Glad you enjoyed it.
by ShelleyA
Wed Jul 27, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Cry ~ tanka poem
Replies: 6
Views: 3431

Re: Cry ~ tanka poem

A beautiful heartfelt write and presentation. Good brevity. A skillfully crafted Tanka; perfect form. Flow is good as is the line to line transition and breaks. Very nice rhythm. Deep expression of emotion. Good word choice. Good alliteration with nice assonance and consonance. Well penned and a muc...
by ShelleyA
Wed Jul 27, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: In The Early Morning Light
Replies: 6
Views: 3343

Re: In The Early Morning Light

A lovely write about the adventure of this rabbit in early morning. A skillfully crafted Cascade; perfect form. Vivid imagery. Good color and shading of your words that promotes and evokes emotion. You paint a delightful picture of this scene that any reader can appreciate and see in their mind's ey...
by ShelleyA
Fri Jul 22, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: A Summer Day
Replies: 4
Views: 2711

A Summer Day

What a wonderful day, let's go outside and play; there is no more to say. The sky is blue, not gray and sun shines bright today— what a wonderful day. Now summer does convey its beautiful display, let's go outside and play. You won’t be led astray when having fun your way… there is no more to say. F...
by ShelleyA
Fri Jul 22, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: The Wind of Change
Replies: 3
Views: 2464

Re: The Wind of Change

A beautiful write with vivid visuals. Good use of color and shad in your words that promotes and evokes feeling through sight, scent, sound and temperature. Good flow; nice rhythm. Lovely depth of feeling. Well penned and an enjoyable read. Write on.
by ShelleyA
Sun Jul 10, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY COLLEEN
Replies: 4
Views: 2559

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY COLLEEN

Wishing you the happiest of birthday's Colleen. Have a wonderful and blessed day.
by ShelleyA
Fri Jul 08, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Forever There
Replies: 8
Views: 3626

Re: Forever There

I'm glad you enjoyed it Loretta. You can write this form in iambic pentameter or iambic tetrameter. It's a fun form to write. Thank you for taking time to comment. Much appreciated.
by ShelleyA
Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Forever There
Replies: 8
Views: 3626

Re: Forever There

Thanks Cindy. I'm glad you enjoyed it and appreciate your comments.
by ShelleyA
Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: The Poet Man ~ sonnet
Replies: 5
Views: 2705

Re: The Poet Man ~ sonnet

A beautiful write about love that is heartfelt. A well crafted sonnet which I enjoy. Good imagery and descriptives. You paint a lovely picture of romance through the written word by the poet that any reader can appreciate. Flow is good as is the line to line transition and breaks. Very nice rhythm. ...
by ShelleyA
Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:00 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Forever There
Replies: 8
Views: 3626

Re: Forever There

Thanks Stella. I'm glad you enjoyed it and appreciate your comments. Have a wonderful day.
by ShelleyA
Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Daughters Dance
Replies: 5
Views: 2859

Re: Daughters Dance

Hi Colleen. A well crafted rhyming Alliterisen. Good imagery and descriptives. Nice use of simile. Lovely depth of feeling. Nice use of repetition for emphasis of feeling. Well penned and an enjoyable read.
by ShelleyA
Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: 2016 - Faith Makes Life Worthwhile
Replies: 6
Views: 2893

Re: 2016 - Faith Makes Life Worthwhile

A lovely heartfelt write and message of faith and love for God, and how it touches our lives in so many ways. Thank you for sharing.
by ShelleyA
Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:37 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Sipping On Roses
Replies: 11
Views: 4525

Re: Sipping On Roses

A lovely write about summertime. Vivid imagery. Lovely flow and tone. Rhyming is well done. Well penned and a much enjoyed read. Write on.
by ShelleyA
Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Forever There
Replies: 8
Views: 3626

Forever There

By rainbow colored skies at break of day, hear sounds of creatures stirring from their rest as birds begin to twitter songs so gay in joyful praise to God by whom we’re blest. Creator of all beauty on the earth, to see the grace You give us through rebirth; we lift our voice to You in fervent prayer...
by ShelleyA
Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: [Tanka#5]
Replies: 5
Views: 2569

Re: [Tanka#5]

Thanks Cindy. I'm glad you enjoyed it and appreciate your comments.
by ShelleyA
Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:14 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: After Sunset
Replies: 7
Views: 3316

Re: After Sunset

Thanks Cindy, Loretta and Seema. I'm glad you enjoyed it and appreciate your comments.
by ShelleyA
Sun Jul 03, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: After Sunset
Replies: 7
Views: 3316

Re: After Sunset

You're very welcome Stella. Glad you enjoyed it.
by ShelleyA
Sun Jul 03, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: After Sunset
Replies: 7
Views: 3316

After Sunset

Sunset— ribbons of color at sunset as sun slowly slips into horizon, twilight’s curtain softly begins to fall; moon and stars start to glow in darkened sky, ribbons of color at sunset. Twilight shadows and light of twilight silently falling with the setting sun in peacefulness that’s calming to the...
by ShelleyA
Sat Jul 02, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: [Tanka#5]
Replies: 5
Views: 2569

Re: [Tanka#5]

Thank you Stella and Seema. I'm glad you enjoyed it and appreciate your comments.
by ShelleyA
Sat Jul 02, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: [Tanka#5]
Replies: 5
Views: 2569

[Tanka#5]

hummingbird in flight,
a beautiful sight to see—
flitting here and there
wild flowers are everywhere
adorning this summer morn.



*Form: Tanka
please see how to write a Tanka poem in the "How to" sections under "How to understand poetic forms"
by ShelleyA
Sat Jul 02, 2016 9:14 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: 2016 - Be Happy And Bring Joy
Replies: 3
Views: 2229

Re: 2016 - Be Happy And Bring Joy

A beautiful heartfelt write and birthday message. Heartfelt and encouraging. Lovely words of faith. Well crafted verse that I enjoy. Good imagery and descriptives. Flow is good as is the line to line transition and breaks. Nice rhythm. Nice use of rhyme. Lovely depth of feeling. Well penned and an e...
by ShelleyA
Sat Jul 02, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Springtime ~ palindrome poem
Replies: 10
Views: 4035

Re: Springtime ~ palindrome poem

Hi Stella. This a beautiful write about springtime and a skillfully crafted palindrome. You make this form look so easy. Vivid imagery. Good color and shading of your words that promote and evoke emotion. You paint a picture that any reader can appreciate. Good flow and line to line transition and b...
by ShelleyA
Sat Jul 02, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: The Blessing
Replies: 5
Views: 2515

Re: The Blessing

Hi Cindy. I'm glad you enjoyed it and appreciate your comments. Thank you so much.
by ShelleyA
Sat Jul 02, 2016 12:29 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: The Blessing
Replies: 5
Views: 2515

Re: The Blessing

Thank you Seema and Stella. I'm glad you enjoyed it and appreciate your comments.
by ShelleyA
Sat Jul 02, 2016 12:27 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: New Member
Replies: 4
Views: 2829

Re: New Member

Thanks Stella and Cindy.
by ShelleyA
Fri Jul 01, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: The Blessing
Replies: 5
Views: 2515

The Blessing

https://c1.staticflickr.com/2/1615/26293982032_d4717f30a0_m.jpg Steadfast in richness is the path on which we step, a most pleasurable gift our sanctum of love— we walk on His creation made by His wonderful hand. His whispering wind caresses with loving touch through the ebb and flow of life... Pra...
by ShelleyA
Fri Jul 01, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Just For Fun
Replies: 6
Views: 2719

Re: Just For Fun

A beautiful write Cindy. A skillfully crafted rhyming Alliterisen. Perfect form and a fun read. Very nice rhythm. Good rhyming. Perfect masculine end line rhyme that's executed with precision in this piece. Well penned and a much enjoyed read. Write on.
by ShelleyA
Fri Jul 01, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello to all!
Replies: 6
Views: 3893

Re: Hello to all!

Hi Colleen.
It's good to see you here. I just joined too!
by ShelleyA
Fri Jul 01, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: New Member
Replies: 4
Views: 2829

New Member

Hi.
My name is Shelley and I have written poetry most of my life. I consider myself a "rhymer" because I love rhyme and metered poetry. I consider myself a "formalist" poet. I write predominantly form poetry. I live in New York. I'm glad to be here.
by ShelleyA
Fri Jul 01, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Terms and Conditions
Replies: 1
Views: 2592

Re: Terms and Conditions

Thank you for the invitation Stella. I'm glad to be here.
Shelley

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