|Reviewed by Elizabeth Price
|Like a fine wine: It shall not be served before its time. Time has a way of carving us, making us appreciate that which we missed the first time around and it comes ringing in on a memory, a growing respect, a diamond in the rough finally found. Brilliant and beautiful. Liz|
|Reviewed by Roger Ochs
|You capture the very essence of this Lady with potent imagery and brevity of word. This is what free verse is all about. Hurrah!|
|Reviewed by Sheila Roy
|So real and poignant. There were a few moments that reminded me of my mother's stories of growing up in New York (countryside). Then I found myself thinking of my own childhood - raiding the garden for cucumbers and eating sour grapes. This is excellent, Phyllis.
|Reviewed by George Carroll
|Golly this sure brings back fond memories of my childhood and I still continue to plant marigolds for their stink, ha, ha and beauty. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful look back in time.|
|Reviewed by Jerry Diamond
|I can feel the agonizing pain and torment in this verse but you have a very brave and courageous exterior that will carry you to the end of the road and reunion in God's Paradise.
I can relate Pea..:)
|Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
|What an absolutely amazing tribute, thank you for sharing your heart.|
|Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen
|What a wonderfully soulful tribute, Phyllis.
Beautiful, simply beautiful.
|Reviewed by Kate Burnside
|This is a real labour of love, Pea, and makes me think of the passion and tenacity that goes into a beautiful needlework sampler, bearing precious dates, initials and motifs. This is a heart-warming tribute and is beautifully crafted and wrought through seeming blood-sweat and tears (though, as John says, the writing is seamless and fluent). Rings so many bells with me, too... yes, those relationships closest to us that can be more difficult than we'd care to admit can ultimately be the ones that have the deepest impact, bringing an ultimate and unexpected joy and a retrospective communion of souls. xx|
|Reviewed by Carole Mathys
|A brilliant mosaic of life as some of us remember it to be, this is a keeper for sure...splendid writing, Pea.
|Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
|Phillis-this is so very beautiful-the heart and soul of you shine as well as your beautiful talent for writing and written expression|
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|A truly heartfelt piece, Pea - enjoyed very much.|
|Reviewed by Georg Mateos
|Phyllis, to the last of us that still can remember, your posting take us back more to Steinbeck's "Grapes of wrath" than to "Of mice and men" when although in the middle of a world crumbling down, man has time for a positive reflection and looking back with kinder eyes at the family core. An yes, perhaps many did see the heart.
|Reviewed by Christine Alwin
|My goodness Pea this is a work of art..a novel wrapped within...great work!
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|Powerful writing, Pea; well done! BRAVA!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :(
|Reviewed by richard cederberg
|Like clear eyes seeing the details of a forest.
I agree with Lori - you are one of a kind sweet pea.
|Reviewed by John Flanagan
This is both patchwork and seamless, the fluency so impressive, the details marvellously articulated and feelings of wisdom and proper humility are the lining for the entire fabric. This is a poem I will treasure forever.
|Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg
|the details are exquisite, like a perfect piece of needlepoint tapestry every thread tucked into place...|
|Reviewed by JMS Bell
|AFTER YEARS OF BEING OVER LOOKED AND UNAPPRECIATED...THAT OLD PIECE OF 'GOLD' JEWELRY...IT FINALLY DAWNS ON YOU THAT IT IS...'PRICELESS'. WRITTEN SO VERY WELL AND APPRECIATED SO VERY MUCH. THANK YOU FOR SHARING, PEA AND GOD BLESS. JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS|
|Reviewed by Marcia Miller-Twiford
|Thank you for the pleasure I received by reading this wonderful poem. I smile some, laughed a little, and shed some tears. I recommend that your readers read the poem more than once. They'll see things that don't have the same impact with the first read. You touched me Phylis
and that's the hallmark of a great poet. Now, please pass the Kleenex.
Blessings on Your Day,
|Reviewed by Lori Moore
|Your work is in a class all its own.|
|Reviewed by steve Chering
|it works. for a while there, i had my doubts, but it smoothed out well.|
|Reviewed by Liana Margiva
|VERY BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva|
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
|I can only say . . . Thank you, Phyllis.|
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
|I see the love in a lifetime of memories, taken away too soon - oh, Pea. This is heartwrenchingly beautiful - got lost in your wor(l)ds. Well done.
((((HUGS)))) love and prayer, Karla.