|Reviewed by Debra Baker
|The imagery of this poem was fantastic. An excellent write...|
|Reviewed by Margaret Purslow
|Mary, absolutely beautiful! What style! What talent! Awesome!|
|Reviewed by Swan Son
|You've painted a beautiful picture of the desert and its sky. Beautiful thoughts especially at this time of year when the forscythia is starting to bloom it's golden blossoms in comparison to the grey of the spring rain. Susan|
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|I've never seen a desert, as I've lived my days near the ocean, but with this description I have come a little closer to knowing to a small degree what a desert is like...Ed|
|Reviewed by Terry Robertson
|I've never been able to write poetic passages about "things" or "places", as much as I would like to. I admire your ability to evoke an emotional response writing about a place or area. Very well crafted.
Terry D. Robertson
author of FILL MY EYES
THE BACKSIDE OF YESTERDAY
|Reviewed by Katie Simpson
|What a beautiful poem! Great images of nature and the feeling of being in it.
|Reviewed by Kathleen McDonald
|very nicely done. Enjoyed the way you wrote this work
|Reviewed by Michael Guy
|I like how you set up the poem with the first stanza and answer with the second - and it sounds so inviting. I've never experienced a desert winter, but in FL the sun is so strong even after a cold night. The difference: after the freezes we've had (3!) everything's brown, ugly.
And I was just thinking while passing your Bio picture - you're always under a lovely green tree and it looks nice outside -
Happy Holidays, you've the best of it! michael
|Reviewed by Sheila Roy
I like the contrast between both locations. You capture how we often wish we were somewhere warm when it's cold. Unique descriptions. The desolate feel of winter is vivid in the first verse. Hugs:)
|Reviewed by Todd-Michael St. Pierre
|Beautiful word-pictures! Awesome!|
|Reviewed by Kate Burnside
|Love the contrasts you have wrought here, Mary, with the "short freeze" of the first stanza as compared to the flowing and melodic second. Thank you... I would not have pictured so much life in my imaginings of the desert-scape. Kate xx|
|Reviewed by Miller Caldwell
A cloudy dreary winter brings everybody down? Not me today. Thanks for introducing yourself. You have brought some sunshine into my world today.
The Gordons are Highlanders. The Caldwell's are McLeans from the isle of Mull at Duart castle.
|Reviewed by Cryssa C
|Sounds lovely...but I think I would miss my white Christmases...
|Reviewed by Connie Faust
|You know, this poem makes me wish I lived in the desert instead of in PA. It sure has been cold here so far this year.
This is great--the first verse is so very expressive of the feelings winter can evoke; the rest beautifully described.
|Reviewed by Robert Covington (Reader)
|Mary, I took your advice and read this beautiful poem. You really have done well in contrasting the different winters. I, too, have experienced both, having moved from Washington D.C. to California. Believe me, I don't miss those east coast winters, but all situations contain beauty in the eyes of poets--we who look for the silver lining. Thanks for your comments on Mister Winter.
|Reviewed by Cindy Tuttle
What a beautiful poem! I noticed on your home page you said you weren't an author. Boy, you are an excellent author in my book!I want to read more of your poems but it is time for me to go to bed. But what a gifted poet!Thank you for your wonderful gift!
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|Lovely imagery... ...from darkness and cold to light and warmth; thank you, Mary. Love and best wishes to you,
|Reviewed by Dale Clark
|Wonderful piece, Mary! Loved your visuals.|
|Reviewed by Dawn Anderson
|What lovely imagery, Mary!|
|Reviewed by William Bonilla
|Thank You Mary I loved this peice very mych
Thank you for sharing
Love & peace be with you
|Reviewed by Sandie May Angel-Joyce
|Mary!!! You are becoming very poetic lately!!! Great job on this one!!!
Sandie Angel :o)
|Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper
|great neg to positive verse Mary, winters on its way though around hrere, hugs|
|Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
|Mary this is such a lovely poem. Good imagery and mood.|
|Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader)
|A beautiful poem, blessings, Holly|
|Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
|A wonder to behold, sights and vision melting together, such a beautiful portrait you have painted...
Be always safe,
|Reviewed by Bonnie May
|Lovely poem which leaves one feeling such warmth, joy and happiness. Love, Bonnie|
|Reviewed by Jon Willey
|this is a beautiful piece -- very nicely done -- peace to you -- JMW|
|Reviewed by Shedding Light
|This is very beauthiful!!
Harold M. Nash
|Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle
|A beautiful poem you have written,take care
|Reviewed by Linda Law
|Very nicely written. I could see it thru your words... lindalaw|
|Reviewed by stan nassano
|i've been there in summer and yes there are a billion stars....nice write...
|Reviewed by Rose Rideout
|Absolutely beautiful Mary, thank you for sharing.
Newfie hugs, Rose
|Reviewed by John Flanagan
This is indeed a lovely song full of rich images and full of hope and expectation.
|Reviewed by Christine Alwin
|Beautiful imagery, heartfelt!|
|Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain
You do write with a lot of feeling - well done!!
|Reviewed by Bernice Angoh
|Lovely thoughts Mary!|
|Reviewed by Gene Williamson
|You write pretty words, Mary. I, for one, enjoy the
rhythm of the seasons. Of course, the ice and snow do
interrupt my walk on the beach, my communing with the
raucus gulls. -gene.