|Reviewed by Kate Burnside
|Breathtaking poem, Jerry. I love the way it chimes perfectly with the comment I left on Life and its Ultimate Demise and seems to bear it out wonderfully, using that high-wire imagery. And the image you have chosen complements your words extraordinarily well as if they could have been written for it. Some fabulous touches: that "sl(e)ight of word dexterity", which indeed does what it says, and "tau(n)t certain weak lines" - which, to me, shows what love is and does: wouldn't "the love" be doing her duty as well as her heart's desire to TACTFULLY point out how lines might be improved if she thought it would ameliorate the poet's work? And that final image of "the spreadeagle of buffoonery" is a total delight because ultimately every woman's heart is melted by how far a man will go to prove his feelings and such a "splat" would be as much rewarded favourably as the "comeuppance" might otherwise be dreaded. Excellent in all respects: concept, craftsmanship and language. One of your all-time bests - and that's saying a whole lot! :)) xx|
|Reviewed by Vivian Dawson
|A poem written by *Jerry*
"The Poet" keeping us on
our toes...will he or not
write the answers!!!!
|Reviewed by Amber Moonstone
|I totally agree with Morgan! You have been writing some amzing poetry lately!!
Much peace, love and light,
|Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather
|No matter how you analyze this its romatic period|
|Reviewed by Amor Sabor
|This truly becomes a piece of art in all its descriptors of an poet honing his craft for that inevitable "shot across the bow" for attention "of her observable charms" and "press forward this ascent" he will. Masterfully done, Jerry|
|Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
|That's a hard line to walk, especially if your balance ain't worth a damn. Patrick|
|Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
|Love the way you play with words, Jerry! This is witty and very cleverly done!
|Reviewed by Diana Legun
|This contains generous sincerity, in my reading of it. Sweaty-palmed interpretations of these words brings 'poetic license' to mind = "as he measures the tempo with a slight of word dexterity/and other elevated climatic wishes" . Trepidacious writing that glows of chivalry. A pinch of delight over that word "comeuppance". Enjoyed this reading.....Diana|
|Reviewed by Richard King
|"...will he, or will he not find the words which are eternally hers to receive..." My vote, he will. However, given the right set of circumstances,,, a little "spread-eagle" could prove interesting too.
Enjoyed this one, Jerry. Dick
|Reviewed by Odin Roark
|Compelling metaphor of tight wire balancing. The only hiccup might be the use of "hip" which to this reader seems out of context given the rather classical vernacular of the rest of the poem. Nevertheless, this is a proud positing of the conundrum many find with rhyme versus free verse decision-making.|
|Reviewed by jude forese
|if a poet determines the success of a particular poem by the response of his audience or readers thereof, then he has two choices ... either learn from their responses and adjust his perspective/approach or simply disregard their considerations and just write as he (she) sees fit ... not all poems are successful, some in a state of alteration, some written to be forgotten ... some poets write just for an audience, or a particular person, other poets write simply for themselves ... i'm not saying anything new, just reiterating the essence of this poem which in itself has made a successful declaration of the poetic vein ...|
|Reviewed by T Jett (Reader)
|wow Jerry! This is so true and so wonderfully written! I hope she is aware of your desire and foolish, you are not ...
|Reviewed by Laura Fall
|Jerry, you always take the reader on a fantastic journey of fascination or suspense as your writing is truly an adventure written so great indeed Laura
|Reviewed by Vesper Darby
|a perfectly vivd description of all who invest their whole heart...their very being in the measuring and pouring out of each word...each nuance...layin naked their soul for all the world to see.
you, jerry are a shining example of having reached that stratosphere...that unashamed nakedness that i continue to strive for.
this comes very close to being my favorite of your works...p
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|You've caught every poet in time & rhyme & free verse sublime...e|
|Reviewed by Budd Nelson
I can't say for her but those who read your works know that you trod the wire aas a true artist, thanks.
|Reviewed by John Flanagan
|it suggests to me what knights must've
gone through in their literary efforts
to woo the lady fair..you, Jerry, are
at arms here in this delight..and the last
two lines just made my evening!