Recent Reviews for Miranda Pope
MIRIAM'S LIFE (Short Story) - 7/20/2009 2:47:01 PM|
Good little slice of life. I liked the ranking system, with the children (kids might be confusing due to the word also meaning baby goats), then the animals, then the husband. It's very rooted in rural thought. If there was any area I would improve, it would be that Miriam should consider Harold's place on the farm. She might be afraid to upset that delicate balance that so often occurs on a farm, where the husband and sons tend to the outside chores while the wife does cooking, cleaning, and (in older years) butter churning, soap making, etc. I wasn't raised on a farm, but went to school with many who did, and I noticed that they seemed to have much lower divorce rates among parents. I've wondered since if that's at least partly because of a fear of the matron to take over the masculine aspect of running a farm. Good writing!
Children of Guatemala (Article) - 8/22/2010 10:49:01 AM
The Creative Process (Article) - 7/17/2009 6:54:04 PM
It does come in 'spurts' doesn't it? I've always found this odd... how a story will form, then literally pour out of you through your fingertips until there's no more to tell. And then the muse is gone... until the next time.
Writing - and its Aftermath (Article) - 7/14/2009 11:02:01 PM
The fun part of writing my three books was writing my three books. Not so much fun, though, the twenty-four years it took to get the first one published... And when I sent the third to the publisher, after seven years of writing and re-writing and trying to get #3 published, when #3 left I had a major "empty nest syndrome" as witnessed by my poem, "Writing's Done".
Juice (Poetry) - 7/30/2013 7:38:19 PM
I can picture you dancing, dancing, dancing ... three in the AM an you get out of bed and start dancing, dancing ...
What spirit you have.
Loss (Poetry) - 7/30/2013 7:36:37 PM
My heart goes out to you. Great loss is a dreadful thing yet it is something we all MUST look forward to.
Loss (Poetry) - 3/9/2012 7:45:25 PM
Nicely succinct. Enjoyed.
Loss (Poetry) - 7/17/2011 9:54:12 AM
Miranda, Short, sweet and to the point. I like it! Blessings...Frances
The Hospital (Poetry) - 7/16/2010 12:12:44 PM
Miranda, Such a great description of traveling between one sick loved one to another. I've been there and done that too! Blessings...Frances
Juice (Poetry) - 8/3/2009 9:19:46 AM
Latin music is awesome! You can't help but feel it in your soul. When I listen to it I can't stop moving either. I've taken some Zumba exercise classes, and they were completely amazing!!! Good job.
The Hospital (Poetry) - 8/3/2009 9:18:04 AM
Very touching poem....heartfelt emotions sifting very strongly through your words.
Loss (Poetry) - 8/3/2009 9:16:44 AM
Very nice write, Miranda. Whistful words. Sounds very lonely.
Juice (Poetry) - 7/26/2009 12:51:14 PM
Ilove latin music and Caribbean music. I know I cannot dance at age 64 but I feel like getting out of the dance floor when those songs come to me and I hear them wherever I am at. My dancing days are over now, but I can hear the rhythm and enjoy the tunes.
The Hospital (Poetry) - 7/26/2009 12:49:59 PM
I been through a death of 2nd hubby through emphysema, not a fun time of it did I have ever, and always will remember his illness and how he coped with it better than I did with it.
Loss (Poetry) - 7/26/2009 12:48:56 PM
Short verses but oh so sweet in their content.