|Reviewed by Regis Schilken
|on the patio
under a blanket of stars
crickets start their songs
lonesome train whistles join in
small town nighttime serenade
As a youngster, the monstrosity and power of steam trains obsessed me, particularly at night when their mournful whistle told me that somewhere in the darkness, travelers were speeding toward their destinations in the bright comfort of a well equipped passenger car.
I have lots of trains running in my basement den about 8-10 inches from the ceiling. My grandsons love to visit to spend time down there.
|Reviewed by Christine Tsen
|Your elegant poem shimmers with beauty ~
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|The lovely graphic image and your verses very effectively complement one another in this fine ode to spring, Carole. Thank you for sharing this gift. Love and best wishes,
|Reviewed by William Bonilla
|Beautifully written Tonka
each a brilliant star within it self
Well Penned, I must say
Love & peace be with you
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
|Reviewed by J M
|"sunlight through the trees
like threads of pale yellow silk..."
i love the imagery in this piece...
this is a gorgeous poem Carole...
|Reviewed by jude forese
|wonderful poem ... sooths the soul ...|
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
|Sublime. Just perfect, Carole - well done.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
|Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen
A perfectly lovely write, Carole.
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|Glorious visions in magical poetry! Love this, Carole,and pic too!
|Reviewed by John Flanagan
|There is calm and relaxation in your words and images, and the peace that surpasseth all, Carole. A gentle highly atmospheric poem.
|Reviewed by Kate Burnside
|delicate and tranquil. this soothes, rejuvenates and lifts the spirit all in one. lovely pace and tone which make for easy breathing. a very peaceful meditation, complemented by the image and laid-back font. xx|
|Reviewed by J'nia Fowler
|I enjoyed this very much. The structure adds greatly to each stanza. Very nice. J'nia|
|Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
|Carole this is a stunning poem, touches the physical senses and the heart. A pure pleasure to read.|
|Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
|OMG!!!! This is absolutely amazing, Carole.....right up there with the best poetry I've every read....I'm keeping this one....you've touched me right to my soul.....Wow!!
|Reviewed by Georg Mateos
|And there are the hours that this old boy is when he begins to write until the wee hours. Yes, your Visual of Spring are just outside my emotional window...
|Reviewed by Liana Margiva
|VERY BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva|
|Reviewed by Sandie Angel
|Carole, this is lovely. Both the poem and the picture compliment each other!! I enjoyed this!!
Sandie Angel :o)
|Reviewed by Jon Willey
|Carole, you have rendered for us the rhythm of nature's advance to spring -- painted a scene that is clear, rich and full of the colors of nature's seasonal wardrobe change -- "advancing shadows whisper, merging with the evening dusk", is a serenade to the imagination -- may peace, joy and love embrace you this day and ever more my dear friend -- Jon Michael|
|Reviewed by D. Vaineo
|Carole, beautiful...advancing shadows whisper
merging with the evening dusk.
|Reviewed by TONY NERONE
|This was truly a stellar writing. I like YOUR work very much so.
GOD BLESS YOU
|Reviewed by Felix Perry
|you paint such an engaging picture of nature and the beauty of your world...
|Reviewed by Richard Orey
|Vivid imagery colorful as a carnival carousal!
(That's hard to say, isn't it?)
This is fabulous, Carole!
|Reviewed by Carin Spirit
|Carole, This is soo peaceful, beautiful and serene. Thank you for sharing. ....and you gave me a lesson, I think I have a better sense of how to write TANKA, I have always afraid to try it. Warmth and Love to you, Carin' Spirit|