|Reviewed by Charlie
|Prickly in all his vulnerability--a paradox--so absolutely unhuggable, the only compassion we are allowed towards such is inclusion by mental osmosis and/or by sharing it in writing. I'm grateful for the "almost" in your last stanza. Also, I like your word plays with "word" and "sword", "inklusion", and "part"/ "apart". --Charlie|
|Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green
|Excellent use of metaphor!!
What a gem this is, Axilea. Perfect in every facet.
|Reviewed by Sandi Schraut
|The words express your reaction to the agony or pain of something so different and yet a part of life. What a lovely poem to express the connection we as humans should have with nature! Sandi|
|Reviewed by Jon Willey
|there exists in your work Axilea a need to surrender to the pain of this displaced creature -- compassion for its plight brought you to the brink of despair -- unable and unwilling to gaze away from the urchin's demise -- there is tenderness here that eluded me the first time I read it -- now the pain and suffering have surfaced and the compassion has swelled -- I admire the way you captured this event with a perspective often overlooked by casual observation -- I bid you love and peace my dear friend -- Jon Michael|
|Reviewed by Paul Judges
|A fine poem, Axilea|
|Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather
|a delicate strength in surrender.....Morgan|
|Reviewed by Brian Pellerino
|Now that"s poetry. Beautiful...no other word can suffice.
|Reviewed by Christine Tsen
|Such depth in this cleverly crafted poem!
|Reviewed by Christine Alwin
|wow..this touched me deeply and is one I am saving~|
|Reviewed by Kate Burnside
|YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! An "inevitable utterance" in my book, Axilea. Perfect in concept and exceptionally delivered. This is wonderfully felt and conveyed. A keeper! Love always, Kate xx|
|Reviewed by Gene Williamson
|So glad you took that walk, Axilea. -gene.|
|Reviewed by jude forese
|excellent analogy, Alexia ... painfully realistic ...|
|Reviewed by Felix Perry
|It is fascinating how nature can all too often parallel and metaphorize reality and our own day to day lifes. Well done Axilea, enjoyed.
|Reviewed by Liana Margiva
|BEAUTIFUL POEM!!!!!!!!!...'How I wish I had never taken a walk today, and almost found myself a part of you, falling apart'------I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva|
|Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
|The world is a cruel place despite our best intentions. Still nature has its plan unless we intervene, usually a bad idea. I liked this one a lot. Patrick|
|Reviewed by D. Vaineo
|Axilea, "Inklusion", illusion? A look into aspects of love and the pain it can bring to both parties. Enjoyed!
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
|Excellent! Dramatic. Hurtful. Very hurtful. I cringed. Wonderful writing. Sad subject. Cringed, I'm telling you.|
|Reviewed by John Flanagan
i just can't write much,
this kills me, its beauty and pain.